Tuesday, December 3, 2013

What's New(s)?

M.I.A. releases Matangi bonus track

It's been a little more than a month since sonic manipulator M.I.A. released her fourth studio album Matangi. The genre-hopping album found time for raucous hip hop, ear-splitting electronic workouts, dancehall, and bhangra while getting bitingly political and interpolating Y.O.L.O. for reincarnation purposes. Today she continues that proud "everything but the kitchen sink" tradition with bonus cut "Trouble Again". The song's a Spotify exclusive so if you're Thom Yorke, you probably won't be hearing it anytime soon.


Toro y Moi side-project drops new music

When he's not making retro psychedelic dance/soul-pop as Toro y Moi, frontman Chaz Bundick somehow finds time to record as side-project Sides of Chaz. Next Tuesday he'll be releasing a new 7" under the moniker. A-side "Sweet Tea" is  manages to incorporate more jagged guitar than is the norm for Toro y Moi and Bundick's vocals are more self-assured. Besides doubling up on recording projects, he's "seeing double" in the swirling, slightly T.Rex indebted number.

The new 7" will be released through the Fork and Spoon label and also feature B-side "Take My Car". Listen to "Sweet Tea" below.

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks announce North American Tour

On January 7 Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks will be releasing their sixth studio album, the awesomely titled Wig Out At Jigbags. To celebrate the new release, the former Pavement frontman and his cohorts will embark on a 2014 North American tour set to begin in Denver on February 12th. Support for the band will come courtesy of: Speedy Ortiz, Tyvek, Purling Hiss, Disappears, and Endless Boogie.

Check out the tour dates below along with the French-lyric video for the breezy garage-rock cut "Lariat".

Tour Dates:

2/12 Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre (w. Tyvek)
2/14 Columbia, MO - Mojo's (
w. Tyvek)  
2/15 St. Louis, MO - Old Rock House (w. Tyvek)
2/16 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
(w. Tyvek) 2/18 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center (w. Tyvek) 2/19 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon (w. Tyvek)
2/20 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall (w. Disappears)
2/21 Ferndale, MI - The Loving Touch (w. Disappears)
2/22 Toronto, Ontario - Lee's Palace (w. Disappears)
2/23 Montreal, Quebec - Cafe Campus (w. Disappears)
2/25 Boston, MA - Paradise (w. Disappears)
2/26 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom (w. Disappears)
2/27 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg (w. Endless Boogie)
2/28 Washington, DC - Black Cat (w. Endless Boogie)
3/1 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts (w. Endless Boogie)
3/3 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle (w. Purling Hiss)
3/4 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West (w. Purling Hiss)
3/5 Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree (w. Purling Hiss)
3/6 New Orleans, LA - The Parish at House of Blues (w. Purling Hiss)
3/7 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's Upstairs (w. Purling Hiss)
3/9 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater (w. Purling Hiss)
3/15 Portland, OR - Star Theater
3/27 San Francisco, CA - Slim's (w. Speedy Ortiz)
3/28 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre (w. Speedy Ortiz)
3/29 San Diego, CA - Casbah (w. Speedy Ortiz)
3/30 Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown (w. Speedy Ortiz)
4/1 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom (w. Speedy Ortiz)
4/2 Las Vegas, NV - Beauty Bar (w. Speedy Ortiz)
4/3 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge (w. Speedy Ortiz)
4/5 Missoula, MT - Top Hat (w. Speedy Ortiz)
4/7 Calgary, Alberta - Republik (w. Speedy Ortiz)
4/8 Edmonton, Alberta - Starlite Room (w. Speedy Ortiz)
4/10 Vancouver, British Columbia - Rickshaw Theatre (w. Speedy Ortiz)
4/11 Victoria, British Columbia - Lucky Bar (w. Speedy Ortiz)
4/12 Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre (w. Speedy Ortiz)


Check back in tomorrow for more of the newest in the new(s) and follow @AllFreshSounds on Twitter to get news updates throughout the day.

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