February 23rd, 2017

Dams Of The West: Rolling Stone Live Stream

Dams of the West’s Chris Tomson is live from his apartment with Rolling Stone!
He’s discussing the upcoming record Youngish American and playing songs from the album.
Watch – HERE

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February 23rd, 2017

NPR First Listen: Grandaddy ‘Last Place’

Stream Grandaddy’s ‘Last Place’ in its entirety on NPR before its 3/3 release.
Listen – HERE 

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February 22nd, 2017

Dams Of The West: Soundcheck (WNYC Radio)

Live at 2PM (E.S.T.), Dams of the West / aka Vampire Weekend‘s Chris Tomson does some “live strumming/singing/question-answering” in the studio: HERE

Approved Photo #4 by Chris Tomson

February 7th, 2017

The SFCritic: Nine Pound Shadow – EP Review

Nine Pound Shadow‘s new EP is an antidote to troubling times.”
Read The SFCritic’s review here:
bit.ly/2kMywy3

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February 6th, 2017

Grandaddy Announces West Coast Shows This Spring

GRANDADDY ANNOUNCES WEST COAST SHOWS THIS SPRING
Reunited Band Touring The West Coast In Support Of First Album In Ten Years
Last Place Out March 3rd On 30th Century Records

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Grandaddy have announced a select run of West Coast shows in support of their forthcoming album, Last Place, which will be released via 30th Century Records on March 3, 2017.  Last Place is the band’s first new material since 2006.  The tour includes a show at The Fonda Theater in Los Angeles on May 12.   The news follows the recent announcement of a one-off show in New York City at Le Poisson Rouge on February 28 that is now sold out. Two additional NYC area shows have since been added including the now-sold-out date at Rough Trade (March 2).  Tickets are still available for the band’s performance at Music Hall Of Williamsburg on March 1. These dates join a busy schedule of international touring including a UK tour and festivals such as Primavera. All dates are listed below and tickets for all US shows are on sale now. Tickets here: bit.ly/GrandaddyTickets

Grandaddy recently debuted a brilliant new track from Last Place called “Evermore,” which can be heard HERE.  “Evermore” accompanies the previously released new songs Way We Won’t and “A Lost Machine.”

After Grandaddy broke up in 2006, Jason Lytle relocated to Montana, where he happily made two solo albums, and reconnected with the natural world around him.  Eventually, though, life uprooted him again, taking him to Portland, Oregon until he eventually returned to his former home of Modesto, California.  The return to California was practical (he needed to be near his bandmates) but also appropriate:  he had started writing songs that he felt would be fitting for another Grandaddy album.  The result, Last Place, is a perfect addition to the band’s celebrated, critically-acclaimed catalogue that includes their breakthrough sophomore album, Sophtware Slump, and their debut, Under the Western Freeway.  It’s a symphonic swirl of lo-fi sonics and mile-high harmonies, found sounds and electronics-gone-awry mingling with perfect, power pop guitar tones.  Lytle’s voice sounds as warm and intimate as ever, giving graceful levity to the doomsday narratives that have dominated the Grandaddy output.

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GRANDADDY TOUR DATES (new dates in bold)
February 26 – Bimbo’s 365 Club, San Francisco – SOLD OUT
February 28 – Le Poisson Rouge, New York City – SOLD OUT
March 1 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
March 2 – Rough Trade, Brooklyn, NY – SOLD OUT
March 20 –  Barby Club, Tel Aviv, Israel – SOLD OUT
March 21 – Barby Club, Tel Aviv, Israel  – SOLD OUT
March 23 – Potterrow, Edinburgh, UK
March 26 – Hoults Yard, Newcastle, UK
March 27 – Irish Centre, Leeds, UK
March 28 – Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
March 29 – Rock City, Nottingham, UK
March 31 – Colton Hall, Bristol, UK
April 1 – Concorde, Brighton, UK – SOLD OUT
April 3 – Roundhouse, London, UK
April 5 – AB Hall, Brussels, Belgium – SOLD OUT
April 7 – Motel Mozaique Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands
April 8 – Little Waves @ C Mine – Genk, Belgium
April 9 – Aeronef, Lille, France
May 6 – Imperial – Vancouver, BC
May 8 –  Neptune Theater- Seattle, WA
May 9  – Revolution Hall- Portland, OR
May 12 – The Fonda Theater – Los Angeles, CA
May 13 – Pappy & Harriet’s – Pioneertown, CA
June 1 to 3 – Primavera Festival, Barcelona, Spain
June 8 to 10 – Primavera Festival, Porto, Portugal
June 10  – This is Not a Love Song Festival – Nimes, France

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PRE-ORDER Last Place here.

Find Grandaddy here:
www.grandaddymusic.com
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January 27th, 2017

Nine Pound Shadow Release Debut EP

NINE POUND SHADOW RELEASE
DEBUT SELF-TITLED EP TODAY

FEATURES THE BAND’S
LATEST SINGLE “TELL ME WHY”

NINE POUND SHADOW Opening for ELECTRIC GUEST
On Select Dates This Winter!

We’re excited to introduce you to San Francisco’s own Nine Pound Shadow, whose self-titled EP is out TODAY on Danger Mouse’s own 30th Century Records.  A video for the song “Bridges,” which was premiered by Haim on their Beats 1 show this summer and has received nearly a million streams on Spotify, is viewable HERE.  The EP also features current single “Tell Me Why,” a gorgeous slice of woozy folk-pop that encapsulates all the sonic elements that make Nine Pound Shadow so special.

LISTEN TO NINE POUND SHADOW’S EP NOW
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/NPSiTunes
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/NPSSpotify

Nine Pound Shadow will also be hitting the road this winter, opening for Electric Guest on select dates, listed below – tickets are on sale now.

Nine Pound Shadow is brothers Brendain and Christopher Langlois, whose sound is a brilliant mix of 60s psych haze, Kings Of Convenience, the clouds of harmonies on the song “A Horse With No Name” by America, and a splash of a few dazzling California sunsets for good measure.   Their debut single, “Melody,” caught the attention of Danger Mouse, who included the song on last year’s 30th Century Records, Volume 1 compilation, and signed the band to the label.  Their EP, which was produced by Asa Taccone, is a brilliant introduction to a band whose name you’ll be hearing a lot in 2017.

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Nine Pound Shadow EP track listing:
Tiger Smile
Bridges
Tell Me Why
Melody
Bright As Gold

Nine Pound Shadow tour dates (all dates supporting Electric Guest):
2/21 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
2/23 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
2/24 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile
2/26 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird
2/27 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
2/28 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
3/1 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall

January 19th, 2017

Dams Of The West

CHRIS TOMSON’S DAMS OF THE WEST UNVEILS “THE INERRANCY OF YOU AND ME” + VIDEO; STREAMING NOW VIA STEREOGUM: http://bit.ly/2jcfgZe

CONFIRMS 2017 TOUR SUPPORTING BLACK JOE LEWIS

This morning, Dams of the West – the solo project of Vampire Weekend drummer Chris Tomson – shared new track “The Inerrancy of You and Me.” The song is accompanied by a music video directed by Tomson’s wife Emily, and features an Elvis-clad Tomson coming to terms with what life hath brought inside Central California’s Madonna Inn19. Listen/watch here via Stereogum, who called Tomson “a clever and insightful songwriter overflowing with ideas”: http://bit.ly/2jcfgZe

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Emily Tomson says of the video:
I think a lot of Chris’ music on this album – and this song in particular – asks questions about different cultural expectations and how those themes actually take on meaning in his life. In this case, placing him in a very specific space with all of the trappings of “love & romance” only to have him end up with a guitar in the bathtub seemed like an interesting way to further those questions.

Dams of the West have also confirmed their first-ever US tour for this Spring, in support of Black Joe Lewis. Full dates below – the itinerary also includes a stop in Austin for SXSW.

Dams of the West’s debut album ‘Youngish American’ is out February 24 on 30th Century Records/Columbia. Produced by Pat Carney of the Black Keys, the album grapples with early-30s ennui and offers casually cutting takes on aging and domesticity. Brooklyn Magazine called him, “on par with Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile in the ranks of our most affable, self-aware observers,” and Fader and NPR have also come on board early with raves.

‘Youngish American’ is available for pre-order now: http://smarturl.it/YoungishAmerican

Dams of the West 2017 Tour
02/20/17 Mon – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
02/21/17 Tue – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
02/22/17 Wed – New York, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
02/23/17 Thu – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
02/24/17 Fri – Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs
02/25/17 Sat – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Lounge
02/27/17 Mon – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
02/28/17 Tue – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
03/02/17 Thu – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
03/03/17 Fri – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
03/04/17 Sat – Chicago, IL – Metro
03/06/17 Mon – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
03/07/17 Tue – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
03/08/17 Wed – Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads Saloon
03/29/17 Wed – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
03/30/17 Thu – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
03/31/17 Fri – La Mesa, CA – Pete’s Place
04/01/17 Sat – San Diego, CA – Casbah
04/02/17 Sun – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
04/04/17 Tue – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
04/06/17 Thu – Seattle, WA – Neumos
04/07/17 Fri – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
04/08/17 Sat – Bellingham, WA – The Wild Buffalo
04/09/17 Sun – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
04/11/17 Tue – Boise, ID – Neurolux
04/12/17 Wed – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
04/13/17 Thu – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
04/15/17 Sat – El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace

January 13th, 2017

Grandaddy Debuts “Evermore”

GRANDADDY DEBUTS NEW SINGLE “EVERMORE” FROM FORTHCOMING LP LAST PLACE
OUT MARCH 3, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO AND NYC SHOWS IN FEBRUARY/MARCH

Grandaddy are thrilled to share the newest song “Evermore” from their forthcoming album Last Place.  The single premiered via NPR who called the it a “feverishly pulsing, synth-heavy pop gem.”   Listen to “Evermore” – HERE

Last Place, the first new record from the band since 2006, will be released via 30th Century Records on March 32017.

Grandaddy is performing in San Francisco at Bimbo’s 365 Club for Noise Pop on February 26.  The show is in addition to two special live dates occurring in New York City on February 28 at Le Poisson Rouge and March 2nd at Rough Trade.  Further, added to previously announced UK and European dates, Grandaddy have also been confirmed as part of this year’s stellar Primavera Sound festival.  All dates are listed below and tickets are here.

After Grandaddy broke up in 2006, Jason Lytle relocated to Montana, where he happily made two solo albums, and reconnected with the natural world around him.  Eventually, though, life uprooted him again, taking him to Portland, Oregon until he eventually returned to his former home of Modesto, California.  The return to California was practical (he needed to be near his bandmates) but also appropriate:  he had started writing songs that he felt would be fitting for another Grandaddy album.  The result, Last Place, is a perfect addition to the band’s celebrated, critically-acclaimed catalogue, that includes their breakthrough sophomore album, Sophtware Slump, and their debut, Under the Western Freeway.  It’s a symphonic swirl of lo-fi sonics and mile-high harmonies, found sounds and electronics-gone-awry mingling with perfect, power pop guitar tones. Lytle‘s voice sounds as warm and intimate as ever, giving graceful levity to the doomsday narratives that have dominated the Grandaddy output.

GRANDADDY TOUR DATES
February 26 – Bimbo’s 365 Club, San Francisco – SOLD OUT
February 28 – Le Poisson Rouge, New York City – SOLD OUT
March 2 – Rough Trade, New York City – ON SALE FRIDAY, 1/13
March 20 –  Barby Club, Tel Aviv, Israel
March 21 – Barby Club, Tel Aviv, Israel  – SOLD OUT
March 23 – Potterrow, Edinburgh, UK – ON SALE FRIDAY
March 26 – Hoults Yard, Newcastle, UK
March 27 – Irish Centre, Leeds, UK
March 28 – Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
March 29 – Rock City, Nottingham, UK
March 31 – Colton Hall, Bristol, UK
April 1 – Concorde, Brighton, UK – SOLD OUT
April 3 – Roundhouse, London, UK
April 4 – Rough Trade East, London, UK
April 5 – AB Hall, Brussels, Belgium – SOLD OUT
April 7 – Motel Mozaique Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands
April 9 – Aeronef, Lille, France – ON SALE FRIDAY, 1/13
June 1 to 3 – Primavera Festival, Barcelona, Spain
June 8 to 10 – Primavera Festival, Porto, Portugal

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LISTEN TO “Way We Won’t” here
LISTEN TO “A Lost Machine” here
PRE-ORDER Last Place here.

January 6th, 2017

Big Search: Rough Trade – Album of the Month

‘Life Dollars’ is Rough Trade’s Album of the Month this January. Get your translucent, gold vinyl now!
Details: http://bit.ly/RoughTradeLD

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January 6th, 2017

Nine Pound Shadow: Residency Series

Nine Pound Shadow will perform “The Sofar SF Residency Series” this month.
You can catch them performing with 2 other secret acts on:
January 7th – http://bit.ly/2hW9qOU
January 12th – http://bit.ly/2hWCMaV
January 19th – http://bit.ly/2hXY6Ag
January 27th – http://bit.ly/2iH3pVD

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