SOME STUFFS: No Joy to begin series of EP’s

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If you’re a fan of the Montreal band No Joy, you’re going to be happy about this news. They have new music coming out but it’s not just one release, but a bunch of them. They are going to release a series of EP’s so arguably, you can say the band recorded a full length album and decided to split it up for a handful of releases and maybe that’s what they did. No matter, new music is on the way, first with the release Drool Sucker that will be out in July 15th through the label they’re now signed to, Topshelf Records. Check out a track from the EP, listen to “Thorn in Garlands Side”.

Beginning on Friday, fans in the United Kingdom will get a chance to enjoy them when they go on tour, which they’ll do until spring is almost coming to an end but they’ll return again this August. Some spring dates will team them up with White Lung.

May 27… Madrid, Spain (Getmad Festival)
May 28… Barcelona, Spain (Mayday Mambo Fest)
May 29… Tolosa, Spain (Bonberenea)
May 31… Paris, France (Le Point Ephemere) #
June 1… Liege, Belgium (La Zone) #
June 2… The Hague, Netherlands (Paard Van Troji) #
June 3… Amsterdam, Netherlands (PParadiso) #
June 4… Brighton, England (Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar)
June 5… Guilford, England (Boiler Room)
June 6… London, England (Moth Club)
June 9… Tel Aviv, Israel (Pasaz)
June 10… Ostrava, Czeck Republic (Cheechak Festival)
June 11… Eindhoven, Netherlands (Eindhoven Psych Lab Festival)
August 24… Prague, Czeck Republic (Cafe V Lesse)
August 26… Lodz, Poland (Domoffon Festival)
August 28… Leipzig, Germany (Westwerk)
August 29… Heidelberg, Germany (Leitstelle)
August 30… Hamburg, Germany (Aalhaus)
August 31… Berlin, Germany (Pop Kulture Festival)
September 3… London, England (1234 Festival)

# = w/ White Lung

SOME STUFFS: DIIV share song, begin tour this week.

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Is The Is Are and you are for what is could be um what may be the kind of conversation that would confuse people, but Is The Is Are is the name of the album by DIIV, who have released what is described as ‘the 4th song from” it called “Dopamine.” You may have it to hear as the jingle-jangle instrumentation coats itself over the wonderful harmonies and melodies.

DIIV are on tour:
September 17 …Washington DC @ 9:30 Club) *
September 18… New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall) *
September 19… Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts) *
September 21… New York, NY @ Irving Plaza) *
October 10…Boston, MA @ The Sinclair) ^
October 11… Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall) ^
October 12… Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall) ^
October 13… Madison, WI @ Majestic) ^
October 14… St Paul, MN @ Turf Club) ^
October 16… Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre) ^
October 17… Salt Lake CIty, UT @ Urban Lounge) ^
October 18… Boise, ID @ Neurolux) ^
October 19… Seattle, WA @ Neumos) ^
October 20… Vancouver, BC @ Fortune) ^
October 22… San Francisco, CA @ The Filmore) ^
October 24… Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy) ^
October 25… Santa Ana, CA @ Beach Goth Festival) !
October 27… San Diego, CA @ Casbah) ^
October 28… Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom) ^
October 30… Dallas, TX @ Trees) ^
October 31… Austin, TX @ Mohawk) ^
November 1… Houston, TX @ Numbers) ^
November 3… Nashville, TN @ Exit In) ^
November 4… Atlanta, GA @ The Earl) ^
November 5… Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle) ^
November 6… Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry) ^
November 7… Washington, DC @ Black Cat) ^
November 8… New York, NY @ Webster Hall) ^
November 14… Santiago, CL @ Primavera Fauna) +
November 19… Buenos Aires, AR @ Club Araoz)
November 21-22… Mexico City, MX @ Corona Capital) $

* = w/ RIDE
^ = w/ No Joy, Sunflower Bean
! = w/ Grimes, Die Antwoord, Camera Obscura and more
+ = w/ Mac Demarco, Empire Of The Sun, RHYE
$ = w/ Calvin Harris, Sleater-Kinney, Title Fight and more

SOME STUFFS: Alex Calder to celebrate fall with shows

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Autumn is a month away, and Alex Calder has announced that he will be going on tour towards the new season, bringing with him with No Joy. Time is his latest album and as a member of Captured Tracks’ roster, he will be taking part at the labels’ five year anniversary festival on September 1st before venturing forward with other shows two weeks later. This is where he’ll end up.

September 1… Brooklyn, NY (The Well, Captured Tracks 5 Showcase)
September 16… Boston, MA (TT The Bears) *
September 17… New York, NY (Mercury Lounge) *
September 18… Philadelphia, PA (Kung Fu Necktie) *
September 19… Washington, DC (DC9) *
September 22… Chicago, IL (Bottom Lounge) #
September 23… St. Louis, MO (Firebird) *
September 25… Minneapolis, MN (7th St Entry) *
September 26… Winnipeg, MB (The Park Theatre) *
September 29… Calgary, AB (Gateway@SAIT) *
September 30… Edmonton, AB (The Big Chill) @

* w/ No Joy
# w/ Steve JR
@ w/ Brazilian Money

VIDEO: No Joy’s “Hare Tarot Lies”

It’s a video that may make you mutually trip out due to all of the substance and alcohol use and abuse, but these people are adults and are partying under close supervision. It’s No Joy’s “Hare Tarot Lies”, taken from the band’s Wait To Pleasure (Mexican Summer) that was released last week.

The group are currently on tour in support of the LP, view them at the following places:

May 2… San Francisco, CA (Rickshaw Stop) $
May 4… Seattle, WA (Neumos) @
May 6… Salt Lake City, UT (Urban Lounge) @
May 7… Denver, CO (Hi Dive) @
May 9… Grinnell, IA (Grinnell College Gardner Lounge) @
May 10… Minneapolis, MN (The Whole Music Club) @
May 11… Madison, WI (The Frequency) @
May 14… Philadelphia, PA (Kung Fu Necktie)
May 15… New York, NY (Mercury Lounge)
May 16… Brooklyn, NY (Glasslands)
May 17… Montreal, QC (The Plant)

$ w/ Clinic
@ w/ METZ