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Syd announces tour

Syd, from the Internet, has announced a solo tour behind her debut record Fin. The tour, named“Always Never Home,” starts in October. The North American stint will include two shows at Tyler, the Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, one on October 28th where Syd will play a solo set and on October 29th where she will perform with the Internet. Check out Syd’s tour dates below. Syd earlier this week released “Bad Dream/No Looking Back” which is part of “a small collection of songs” set to come out this autumn, according to a press release.


10-07 Atlanta, GA – Project Pabst !
10-09 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
10-10 Washington, D.C. – Fillmore
10-11 Boston, MA – Royale
10-13 Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
10-28 Los Angeles, CA – Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival
10-29 Los Angeles, CA – Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival !
11-06 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
11-07 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
11-09 Toronto, Ontario – The Phoenix Theater
11-13 Houston, TX – House of Blues
11-14 Dallas, TX – South Side Music Hall
11-15 Austin, TX – Emos
11-24 Vancouver, British Columbia – Vogue
11-26 Seattle, WA – Neptune
11-28 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
11-29 San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
12-01 Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel
12-02 San Diego, CA – North Park Observatory
12-06 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
12-07 Los Angeles, CA – Novo

! with The Internet

Watch Cloud Nothings’ new “Up to the Surface” video

Cloud Nothings have released a video for their track “Up to the Surface.” It was created by multimedia artist AUJIK and the clip explores an animated world. The video shows inhabitants’ different hobbies and past times. Lead singer Dylan Baldi said of Aujik’s creation, “I think they’re cute, even though they inhabit some kind of desolate future void world.” Watch it below. The track is on the band’s album Life Without Sound, which came out this year. In September, they will go on tour with Japandroids. Find their full itinerary below.

Cloud Nothings:

08-25 Pittsburgh, PA – Schenley Plaza
09-09 Butte, MT – The Original Mine Yard
09-09 San Bernardino, CA – High & Low Festival
09-10 Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival
10-13 Calgary, Alberta – MacEwan Hall ^
10-14 Edmonton, Alberta – Union Hall ^
10-16 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – O’Brian’s Event Centre ^
10-17 Winnipeg, Manitoba – Garrick Centre ^
10-21 Montreal, Quebec – Corona Theatre ^
10-22 Ottawa, Ontario – Bronson Centre ^
10-24 Toronto, Ontario – Massey Hall ^
10-26 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel ^
10-28 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theatre ^
10-30 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live ^
10-31 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE ^
11-02 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre ^
11-04 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre ^
11-06 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall ^
11-07 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom ^
11-08 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club ^
11-10 New Orleans, LA – Republic ^
11-11 McDade, TX – Sound on Sound Festival
11-15 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall (Downstairs) ^

^ with Japandroids

Bon Iver announce U.S. tour

Bon Iver have announced a number of North American tour dates behind last year’s 22, A Million. The stint of dated includes shows in Nashville, Charlottesville, Atlanta, Durham, and more. Find the list of shows below. The band are also set to go on tour in Europe for shows next month, after they canceled European shows for “personal reasons” earlier this year.

Josie and the Pussycats soundtrack gets vinyl reissue

Josie and the Pussycats, the comic-based musical comedy that follows an all-girl band and their run-ins with the music industry, is getting a soundtrack vinyl reissue. It is set to be out September 26th via Mondo and the score is almost entirely filled with tracks by the fictional band. The frontwoman of rock band Letters to Cleo, Kay Hanley, provided the vocals for every Josie and the Pussycats song.

Mondo, Alamo Drafthouse, and Birth.Movies.Death. will also co-host a reissue celebration at Los Angeles’ Ace Hotel which will include a film screening, appearances by co-directors Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan, and a Josie and the Pussycats set by Hanley. There will be merchandise also sold at the event: leopard-print vinyl records, a 7” record featuring DuJour songs (the film’s featured boy band), and a 12-page booklet featuring behind-the-scenes photos.

Watch Grizzly Bear perform “Mourning Sound” on “Colbert”

Grizzly Bear, to coincide with their new album Painted Ruins coming out today, performed “Mourning Sound” on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Watch their performance below. Colbert introduced the band with a reminder that the last time he saw the band, they sang with him inside a rowboat on “The Colbert Report.”

Perfume Genius covers Mary Margaret O’Hara’s “Body’s in Trouble”

Perfume Genius has released his cover of Mary Margaret O’Hara’s 1988 song “Body’s in Trouble.” The cover, and a live version of “Slip Away” are available now as part of Spotify’s Singles series. Listen to the tracks below. “I started covering this song on tour almost immediately after hearing it for the first time,” Perfume Genius’ Mike Hadreas said in a statement. “There are brief moments where the music fully connects in a traditional way, but after a few listens, the most satisfying part is the song’s magic formlessness. I wouldn’t dare try to mimic or recapture her performance, but I tried to sing in the same wandering, mantra-like way, but taking it somewhere a little more sinister. My relationship with my own body is confusing and I use music to try and puzzle it out, or as rebellion against needing a form at all.”

St. Vincent dissects “New York” on “Song Exploder”

St. Vincent appeared on the latest episode of “Song Exploder.” She talked about her most recent single “New York,” and particularly the lyric, “You’re the only motherfucker in the city who can handle me.” “I get a lot of pleasure from saying ‘fuck,’” Clark begins. “I just like the idea of using really blue language as a term of endearment. ‘This motherfucker, that motherfucker—no way! Motherfucker better get his shit together.’ My mom would be horrified, but I’ve been cursing like a sailor since I was 8. … ‘Motherfucker’ says, like, I know you inside and out. And you know me. Don’t pretend.” Listen to the full podcast below.

Clark explained that “New York” began in a text she sent a friend saying, “New York isn’t New York without you.” She then recorded an early, guitar-led version of the song in a voice memo, which can be listened to around the 4:20 mark, before hashing it out with Jack Antonoff. She talks about the line “I have lost a hero/I have lost a friend,” and the connection to the “purge” of music legends in 2016. “It’s very silly to make something like David Bowie’s death about me—it has nothing to do with me—but I will say that I was really affected. And I cried. I cried for somebody I didn’t even know. And I don’t know that I’ve done that before.” She says later in the episode, “It’s the first song I’ve written that I thought, ‘This might be someone’s favorite song.’ I’ve never had that experience before [laughs].”