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Slowdive begin charity auction, release new version of “Golden Hair”

Slowdive have released a new nine-minute version of “Golden Hair” for the Sonic Cathedral Singles Club. The band recorded the version in 2014 and was mixed by Neil Halstead and mastered by Heba Kadry this year. The song will be be released as a gold 7″ vinyl single, listen to it below.

As of November 14th, Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell has also organized an auction in support of the Deaf Academy. The auction features signed memorabilia from bands like Slowdive, the Cure, American Football, Mogwai, CHVRCHES. The auction will remain open on  eBay until Sunday, November 24th, Check out some items via the Instagram posts below and learn more about th auction at the Deaf Academy’s website.

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The 10th and penultimate release on the Sonic Cathedral Singles Club is out today. ––––––––––––––––––– @slowdiveofficial ‘Golden Hair’ (live) Part I / ‘Golden Hair‘ (live) Part II –––––––––––––––––––– It’s quite simply one of the most moving and powerful pieces of music we‘ve ever heard. It’s so long – over nine minutes – we had to split it into two parts to fit on the 7”, but it comes with a download of the full, unedited version. It was recorded back in 2014, but was mixed and mastered this year by @neilhalstead and @heba_kadry respectively. –––––––––––––––––––– This 7” single is pressed on gold vinyl and comes in a gold mirror-board sleeve. Subscriber copies come with an exclusive outer sleeve housed in a PVC wallet, plus a beautiful print of photos from Slowdive’s comeback show at our 10th birthday party in 2014. Due to a slight delay in printing the extra bits and pieces they will be mailed out at the end of next week. –––––––––––––––––––– We are celebrating the release and all things Slowdive tonight at @thesociallondon with a one-off tribute, featuring DJs Christian Savill and Nick Chaplin from the band, a supergroup who we have christened Fauxdive (featuring members of @smellybdrmm @lumer_uk and a very special guest) playing Slowdive covers and a screening of the @pitchfork documentary about ‘Souvlaki’. Doors are at 7pm and tickets are available from @dicefm – but Singles Club subscribers get in free with their Social Service card. –––––––––––––––––––– @rachelgoswell from Slowdive has spent the last few months gathering together some incredible music-related items to auction for the @deafacademy – including a subscription to the Sonic Cathedral Singles Club. Every penny raised will go towards helping deaf children and young people. The auction goes live from 4pm today and the full details are here: https://newdeafacademy.org.uk/how-you-can-help/ways-to-fundraise/new-deaf-academy-charity-music-auction/ –––––––––––––––––––– Subscribe here to receive the Slowdive single and 10 other incredible releases, as well as three copies of our Crypt fanzine and free entry to our monthly Social Service nights in London. THERE ARE ONLY 15 LEFT >> LINK IN BIO

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We're excited to announce that our #DeafAcademyAuction launches in *ONE* week! We have some amazing & unique music lots from incredible bands like @slowdiveofficial @thecure @officialcult @thespecialsofficial @mogwaiband @foals @keaneofficial @americfootball @alcestofficial @theofficialmbv and loads more. ⁠ ⁠ Link in our bio to see what's up for grabs – or head to newdeafacademy.org.uk/auction ⁠ All item auctions go live on Thursday 14 November.⁠ ⁠ All money raised will go towards making our new Academy the very best it can be for our young Deaf people.⁠ ⁠ 🎵 Happy bidding! 🎵⁠ ⁠ #musicauction #charityauction #slowdive #thecure #thecult #thespecials #mogwai #foals #keane #americanfootball #alcest #mybloodyvalentine #mbv #NewDeafAcademyAppeal

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🌟🌟Calling all music fans!🌟🌟 The #DeafAcademyAuction goes live tomorrow from 4pm on #eBay!⁠ ⁠ We'll be adding listings from 4-11pm, and you can follow the link in our bio to preview the amazing selection of items…⁠ ⁠ From Rachel Goswell of Slowdive's signed guitar, to The Cure boxsets signed by Robert Smith, there's a huge range of one-of-a-kind memorabilia, instruments and music from incredible acts and artists around the world.⁠ ⁠ We're extremely grateful to everyone who has donated lots, to @RachelGoswell for her unending energy and drive to make this auction happen, and to everyone who is excited to place their bids! All the money raised will go towards creating the most amazing educational space for our Deaf children and young people.⁠ ⁠ #NewDeafAcademy #CharityAuction #Slowdive #ThurstonMoore #SonicYouth #MyBloodyValentine #TheCure #TheCult #Foals #ManicStreetPreachers #Keane #Ash #Sylvaine #Mogwai #Editors #Chvrches #Alcest #AmericFootball #Low #AngelOlsen #CocteauTwins #AlabamaShakes #Chapterhouse #ShedSeven #Loveless #PetShopBoys #NewDeafAcademyAppeal #ExeterDeafAcademy ⁠ ⁠

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Record Store Day 2016 announces release list

Record Store Day will return on April 16th. The list of releases available at independent record stores exclusively that day was announced today. Find the full list here for the U.S. and here for the UK. Artists like David Bowie, Run the Jewels, the Weeknd, Outkast, J Dilla, Mac DeMarco, Bob Dylan, Chvrches, the Flaming Lips, Jay Reatard, the Shaggs, Big Star, Fleetwood Mac, Foals, Best Coast, Jason Molina, and many more are included. Here are a few of the highlights of what is coming out:

  • David Bowie reissues of “TVC 15” and “The Man Who Sold the World” on picture disc, and the 50th anniversary release of his singles, I Dig Everything – The Pye Years 1966 
  • A 16-track album of Mac DeMarco demos, Another (Demo) One, which were in his bedroom
  • Unheard songs by the Shaggs on a 7″, “Sweet Maria” b/w “The Missouri Waltz (Missouri State Song)”
  • J Dilla’s long-lost vocal album The Diary
  • Big Star’s reunion show Complete Columbia: Live at Missouri University 4/25/93, on double-LP
  • Patti Smith’s Horses Live Electric Lady Studios, a live version of the classic album, recorded last year in the same studio
  • The Weeknd’s The Hills Remixes, which features Eminem and Nicki Minaj
  • Run the Jewels’ own virtual reality viewer (for watching their “Crown” VR video, which is coming soon)
  • Metz and Mission of Burma cover one another on “Good Not Great” b/w “Get Off,” available on starburst 7″
  • Florence + the Machine’s “Delilah / Only Love Can Break Your Heart,” which has studio and demo versions of “Delilah” alongside the Neil Young cover
  • Outkast’s “Elevators (Me & You),” reissued as a “glow-in-the-dark alien vinyl” for the 20th anniversary of ATLiens
  • The Feelies’ Uncovered, which features covers of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, the Doors, Patti Smith, and more
  • Fleetwood Mac’s (Alternative) Tusk, that features the alternative version of the album on double-LP
  • A 7″ including new songs from Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval
  • Best Coast’s “Late 20s” b/w “Bigger Man” 7″, including two previously unreleased B-sides
  • Chvrches’ Every Open Eye Remix EP, including takes on the song by Four Tet and others
  • Low/S. Carey’s 10″ single “Not a Word” b/w “I Won’t Let You,” including two exclusive seven-minute collaborations
  • The Flaming Lips’ alternate mix for Cloud Tastes Metallic, which also includes an accompanying comic written and illustrated by Wayne Coyne, and an 8xLP albums boxset called Heady Nuggs Vol.II Studio Albums 2006 – 2012
  • Jay Reatard’s Blood Visions 10th anniversary reissue on red vinyl, with a bonus demos 7″
  • A Bob Dylan EP called Melancholy Mood backed by four tracks from his upcoming Fallen Angels album
  • Husker Du’s “In A Free Land” with the long out-of-print 1982 single to 7″
  • A 7″ featuring Townes Van Zandt covers by the late Jason Molina
  • Death Cab for Cutie’s “Tractor Rape Chain”/”Black Sun,” two live tracks that also includes a Guided by Voices cover
  • The Runaways’ single “Right Now/Black Leather” reissued on cherry-red vinyl
  • Lush’s five album reissues in the Origami boxset
  • New York performances by Sun Ra and His Arkestra, recorded in 1966 and ’68, on colored vinyl
  • Foals’ “Rain” 7″ backed by a cover of Mark Ronson and Kevin Parker’s “Daffodils”

Governor’s Ball lineup has been announced

The Governors Ball Music Festival will take place between June 3-5 on Randall’s Island in New York City. The festival has shared its full 2016 lineup today. Kanye West, the Strokes, and the Killers headline. The poster was created by Kanye’s creative agency, DONDA.

The lineup will also include Eagles of Death Metal, Beck, Robyn, Death Cab for Cutie, M83, Haim, Chvrches, Father John Misty, Jamie xx, Bloc Party, Miguel, Big Grams, Action Bronson, Purity Ring, Courtney Barnett, Joey Bada$$, De La Soul, Vince Staples, Against Me!, Bat for Lashes, Thundercat, Torres, Bully, and many more.

Kanye had previously headlined the festival back in 2013 and the Strokes in 2014.

Fun Fun Fun Fest announces 2015 lineup

Austin-based festival, Fun Fun Fun fest has revealed its lineup for 2015. The festival, on its 10th anniversary, will take place November 6th to 8th at Auditorium Shores.

Included on the lineup are acts such as D’Angelo, Wu-Tang Clan, CHVRCHES, Jane’s Addiction, who are performing Ritual de lo habitual, Ride, L7, Future Islands, Grimes, Chromeo, MSTRKRFT, Coheed and Cambria, Desaparecidos, Drive Like Jehu, American Nightmare, Gogol Bordello, performing Gypsy Punk, Converge, Neon Indian, Cass McCombs, Antemasque, Hudson Mohawke, Peaches, and Fucked Up.

On the lineup as well is British heavy metal band, Venom, who are performing their first-ever Texas performance at the festival. D.C. hardcore band dag nasty are also reuniting during the weekend to play.

Other acts are ScHoolboy Q, NOFX, Odesza, Toro y Moi, FUZZ, Mikal Cronin, OFF!, American Football, Parquet Courts, Benjamin Booker, Viet Cong, Alvvays, Joey Bada$$, Doomtree, Shamir, BadBadNotGood, Dwarves, performing Blood, Guts & Pussy, Andrew Jackson Jihad, together PANGEA, Babes in Toyland, The Growlers, King Khan and BBQ Show, and Big Freedia.

Three-day and VIP passes are avaliable for purchase at the festival’s website. Check out the full lineup above and watch the lineup announcement video, which stars Bill Nye the Science Guy, on the website as well.