Author Archives: Bill Pearis

Tyson Meade (Chainsaw Kittens) preps new LP, shares “He’s the Candy,” touring

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Former Chainsaw Kittens and Defenestration frontman Tyson Meade will release new solo album, Robbing the Nuclear Family, on November 10. It’s his first since 2014’s Tomorrow in Progress.

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Swedish psych act The Presolar Sands explore thermodynamics on new single (listen)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Stockholm’s The Presolar Sounds make dark, riffy, wailing psych-rock with a clear interest in the occult. Their debut album, The Big Noise, was released this past spring, and drew inspiration from the Witch Hunts of the 17th century…

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Battles, Cakes Da Killa & more playing Elsewhere’s Grand Opening on Halloween (tix on sale)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

This Halloween party will be your first chance to check out PopGun’s new multi-room venue in Bushwick.

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Grooms made a custom DbA guitar pedal for new LP ‘Exit Index’ (out today, listen)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Grooms’ new album Exit Index is out today. Made at the now-shuttered The Magic Shop (they were the last band to record there) with the same lineup as 2015’s great Comb the Feelings Through Your Hair

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watch trailer for Daptone doc ‘Living on Soul’; see it at Nitehawk in Brooklyn w/ BV-presented Q&A

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Filmed at the three-night Daptone Super Soul Revue at The Apollo in Harlem in 2014, documentary/concert film Living on Soul will be the next installment of the BV-Presented “Music Driven” series at Nitehawk Cinema.

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Fleetwood Mac, Lorde, Haim & more playing Grammy event at Radio City

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The Grammys are coming back to NYC in 2018, happening January 28 at Madison Square Garden. With it come the official parties, including the MusiCares 2018 Person of the Year gala which happens January 26 at Radio City Music Hall and will honor Fleetwood Mac.

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Weaves celebrated new LP ‘Wide Open’ at Rough Trade with Tancred (pics)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Toronto band Weaves just released the follow-up to their Polaris-nominated debut — the spirited, highly enjoyable Wide Open — and celebrated its release at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade on Wednesday, which was also the last date of their North American tour with Tancred…

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The Gotobeds prep remake of Redd Kross’ debut EP (listen to “Annette’s Got the Hits”)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Pittsburgh’s The Gotobeds are fond of Redd Kross’ debut EP and have covered it in its entirety many times over their course of their career. (They did it at Saint Vitus back in 2015.) They’ve now put it to tape and are releasing their own version of it, out as a 7″ via Chunklet on November 1…

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King Gizzard & The Wizard Lizard share new 10-minute song “Crumbling Castle”

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“Crumbling Castle” visits jazz odyssey, krautrock and doom terrain across it’s nearly 11-minute trek through the multiverse. King Gizzard have released three of their promised five albums for 2017 so far.

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Four Tet announces 2018 shows in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and London

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Four Tet, who just released new album New Energy, has just announced live dates for 2018, where he’ll play two-night stands in London, Los Angeles and Brooklyn.

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Ty Segall shares new single “Meaning” ft. his wife, Denee on vocals

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

This one’s a little different for the very prolific artist, beginning with a groovy, danceable beat before shifting abruptly into a punk ripper. Also different: the song features lead vocals from his wife, Denée, who does good attitude-filled wailing.

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Fever Ray (Karin of The Knife) teasing “Plunge” with creepy videos

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Fever Ray, the solo project of The Knife’s Karin Dreijer, hasn’t released a record since 2009, but signs are pointing to that changing very soon. Two short, decidedly weird/creepy videos with what sounds like new music have been released…

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Courtney Barnett, Twerps & more Australian artists contributing to marriage equality mixtape

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The Australian government is currently conducting a national survey to see whether its citizens think same sex couples should be allowed to get married. To drive the “Yes” message, Australian artists like Courtney Barnett, Twerps, Beaches, Hockey Dad, Terry and more are contributing to the mixtape.

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Robert Sotelo gets abstract in video for “Version” from psych-pop debut

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

strong>Robert Sotelo is the musical moniker of Andrew Doig, a 36-year old social worker who in his free time makes wonderful, melodic psych pop. He plays every instrument on his debut album, Cusp, which just came out via UK label Upset the Rhythm, but sounds like it could’ve been released on Apple Records in 1969 (or Elephant 6 in the mid-’90s).

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Destroyer shares “Cover from the Sun” from new LP

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Destroyer have shared “Cover from the Sun” from their new album, ken, which is out this week (10/20) via Merge. One of the poppier songs on the album, “Cover of the Sun” is all jangly guitars, Dan Bejar’s stream-of-conscious lyrical style, and a big chorus.

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The Love-Birds prepping debut LP for Trouble in Mind, touring in December

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

San Francisco’s The Love-Birds, who released the terrific, jangly/messy Filled With Hate EP this summer, have signed with Trouble in Mind who will release their debut LP in spring of 2018…

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Record Store Day announces 2017 Black Friday exclusives

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

RSD Black Friday 2017 titles include the first-ever North American vinyl pressing of Neil Young’s ‘Harvest Moon,’ a 40th anniversary edition of Richard Hell & The Voidoid’s ‘Blank Generation,’ Tori Amos’ hair metal band Y Kant Tori Read and more.

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‘The Breakfast Club’ getting Criterion edition w/ 50 minutes of deleted scenes

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

John Hughes‘ 1985 high school classic The Breakfast Club is getting a Criterion Collection edition, which is out January 2. It sports a new 4K digital restoration and, like with most Criterion DVD/Blu-rays, a ton of bonus features. The most exciting of those is 50 minutes of never-before-seen deleted and extended scenes…

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Mainline Records takes over Disc-O-Rama space in the Village, open now

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Manhattan has a new record store, Mainline Records, which opened a couple weeks ago in the Village in the old Disc-O-Rama space at 44 W. 8th St (between Macdougal and 6th Ave). The store is owned by Bob Perry, who bought Boston’s Cheapo Records last year…

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Superchunk share new single “Break the Glass” (w/ Corrosion of Conformity cover)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

“‘Break the Glass’ is a song about realizing you are in an emergency situation and trying to not lose your shit so you can respond to the ongoing disaster in a productive way. Trying to figure out why so many people around you are acting like nothing is wrong and wondering if maybe you’re the one that’s crazy…but you know you’re not.” – Mac McCaughan

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watch LCD Soundsystem perform “Tonite” on ‘Kimmel’ (which is in Brooklyn this week)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Jimmy Kimmel is once again doing his late night talk show in Brooklyn this week from BAM. The Brooklyn Week’s kickoff show was Monday night (10/16) with guests Amy Schumer, DJ Khaled and a performance by LCD Soundsystem who played a spirited version of current single “Tonite“…

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