Open Mike Eagle has announced a new upcoming album, What Happens When I Try to Relax. In anticipation, he has shared the first song from the album, a track called “Relatable (peak OME).” Listen to it below. “It’s too complicated for a quick explanation. It’s about a lot of things. It’s about expectations of form, anxiety, middle age and middle class. And that’s just the parts I know how to put into words a couple months after writing it,” Mike said about the song in a statement.
Open Mike Eagle also announced upcoming tour dates recently. Find them below.
Open Mike Eagle Tour Dates:
09-27 Washington, DC – Songbyrd Music House
09-28 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
10-05 Los Angeles, CA – Adult Swim Festival
10-19 Den Haag, Netherlands – Paard
10-20 Darmstadt, Germany – Oetinger Villa
10-21 Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
10-22 Berlin, Germany – Kantine Am Berghain
10-23 Prague, Czech Republic – Stings of Autumn Festival
10-24 Warszawa, Poland – Smolna 38
10-25 Barcelona, Spain – Arrte
10-26 Paris, France – Centre Culturel Hip Hop
11-05 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
11-06 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
11-08 Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club
11-12 Tustin, CA – Marty’s On Newport
11-13 Tempe, AZ – Coca-Cola Sun Deck at Sun Devil Stadium
11-16 Austin, TX – Empire Control Room & Garage
11-17 Houston, TX – The Bronze Peacock at House of Blues Houston
11-18 Dallas, TX – Dada Dallas 11-23 Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
The frontman of the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Kip Berman, has announced his debut solo EP under the name Natvral. The EP, Know Me More, is set to be out October 5th via Kanine. Berman has shared the title track, featuring Fear of Men’s Jess Weiss, from the release. Listen to it below.
In a statement, Berman discusses his new moniker. “I wanted to pick up my guitar and sing songs in a natural way, without all the things about music that aren’t music,” he says. The four-track EP, which was produced by Andy Savours, was recorded at London’s Wolf Den Studios in single takes. A cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne” is the closing track in the project.
Bikini Kill’s discography is now available on streaming services for the first time ever. “You just want to have more people know about your work and get to hear the music however they get it,” Kathleen Hanna said in a new interview with Tidal. “I don’t want people to listen to the crappy third-rate version on somebody’s YouTube video.” Listen to their discography below, and read the interview on Tidal. Bikini Kill will also reissue their 1998 compilation The Singles later this month, its first 12″ vinyl release.
Young Jesus have announced a new album, The Whole Thing Is Just There, which will be released on October 12th via Saddle Creek Records.
According to a press release, the LP was made during a “creative outpouring” following their tour behind their debut album, S/T.
Young Jesus also has a touring starting next month with Ian Sweet, the full itinerary can be found below as well as The Whole Thing Is Just There’s opening track “Deterritory” as well as the track-listing. You can pre-order the album on vinyl, digital, or CD here.
The Whole Thing Is Just There tracklisting:
02. Saganism vs. Buddhism
03. Fourth Zone of Gaits
04. Bell 6:21
05. For Nana
The whole band is just everywhere:
10.18.18 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room
10.20.18 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
10.22.18 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
10.23.18 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
10.24.18 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
10.25.18 – Boise, ID – The Olympic
10.26.18 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
10.27.18 – Denver, CO – Hi Dive
10.29.18 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
10.30.18 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
11.01.18 – Toronto, ON – The Monarch
11.02.18 – Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place
11.03.18 – Allston, MA – Great Scott
11.05.18 – Brooklyn, NY – Park Church Co-op
11.06.18 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
11.07.18 – Washington, DC – Union Stage
11.08.18 – Durham, NC – The Pinhook
11.09.18 – Asheville, NC – The Mothlight
11.10.18 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
11.12.18 – Tallahassee, FL – The Wilbury
11.13.18 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
11.14.18 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
11.15.18 – Dallas, TX – Three Links
11.16.18 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk
11.19.18 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
11.20.18 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
Childish Gambino has embarked on his This Is America tour with Rae Sremmurd and Vince Staples. During his first stop at New York City’s Madison Square Garden last night, Donald Glover premiered a new song, prefacing the track with, “This is some new shit I’ve been working on,” as Complex Music reports. Watch it below.
HEALTH have shared a new collaborative single called “MASS GRAVE” with Soccer Mommy. “The annals of music history are filled with a rich tradition of trios,” HEALTH said in a statement. “Crosby, Stills, & Nash… Emerson, Lake, and Palmer… Lennon, McCartney, and that other guy… And now Soccer Mommy, the guy from Purity Ring, and HEALTH.” Listen listen to it below below.
“I really enjoyed getting to work with the guys from HEALTH on this song,” Sophie Allison said in a statement. “It’s one of the first features I’ve ever done and I love the finished product. It has a kind of apathetic sadness to it that I was really drawn to.”