VIDEO: DLRN featuring Stevie Nader’s “Fear & Loathing”.

DLRN have created one hell of a sleek and dare I say sexy video, mixed in with animal masks and plants. Am I saying animal masks are sexy? Nnnnnnnnno, there are other elements that makes this sexy, and part of it has to do with a bit of “Fear & Loathing”. Is it fear and loathing in the vein of Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman? You tell me. The song is on their Awakenings EP and will also appear on their forthcoming album, Neon Nair. The video comes courtesy of director Sami Abdou.

California residents will be able to get the DLRN experience through the following scheduled shows:

August 16… San Francisco, CA (Neck of the Woods) @
August 22… San Francisco, CA (50 Mason Social Club)
September 6… Silverlake, CA (TBA)
September 7… Calabasas, CA (The Auto Gallery)
September 8… Sacramento, CA (Launch Music Festival) #

@ w/ The Flavr Blue
# w/ Imagine Dragons, Minus The Bear, Washed Out

SOME STUFFS: The Chain Gang Of 1974 release new album, head on tour with greats

Fans of The Chain Gang Of 1974 have been waiting a bit for new music from him, and now the wish has been granted in the form of Wayward Fire (Modern Art/ILG), to be released on June 21st.

Normally I’m not one who looks at bios and does a simple cut and paste, but I wanted to single out a quote from the man behind The Chain Gang Of 1974, Kamtin Mohager:

“My brothers and I were surrounded by music growing up. Not Beatles albums or anything like that; more like the Persian records our parents played all the time. And when we got older, it was up to us to discover everything.”

Reading that makes me want to become a believer of him and his music, because of his need to explore. I’m very moved by this, because this is why I write about music. This is why I listen to music. This is why I’ve created music, it’s why I have a podcast. I wish more people thought like this, it would be a much better world.

The Chain Gang Of 1974 is going to explore the road with some help from friends: the recently reunited Cibo Matto and Tapes ‘N Tapes. The tour starts tomorrow, first day of summer in the northern hemisphere (June 21st), in Seattle at Neumo’s, then goes through August. Adjust your calendars:

Yuesday, June 21 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos w/ Cibo Matto
Wednesday, June 22 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club w/ Cibo Matto
Thursday, June 23 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge w/ Cibo Matto
Saturday, June 25 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbos 365 Club
Friday, July 8 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex w/ Washed Out, Class Actress
Saturday, July 9 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall w/ Washed Out, Class Actress
Monday, Aug. 1 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Saturday, Aug. 6 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
Saturday, Aug. 13 – Fort Collins, CO @ Bohemian Nights at 262 E. Mountain Ave.
Friday, Aug. 19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge w/ Tapes ‘n Tapes
Saturday, Aug. 20 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux w/ Tapes ‘n Tapes
Monday, Aug. 22 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret w/ Tapes ‘n Tapes
Tuesday, Aug. 23 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Cafe w/ Tapes ‘n Tapes
Wednesday, Aug. 24 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge w/ Tapes ‘n Tapes
Friday, Aug. 26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent w/ Tapes ‘n Tapes
Sunday, Aug. 28 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah w/ Tapes ‘n Tapes
Tuesday, Aug. 30 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress w/ Tapes ‘n Tapes