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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December 2nd, 2016

Dams Of The West Premiere

DAMS OF THE WEST – SOLO PROJECT FROM CHRIS TOMSON
SHARES NEW TRACK/VIDEO “TELL THE TRUTH” VIA NPR MUSIC
DEBUT LP ‘YOUNGISH AMERICAN’ OUT FEB 24 ON 30TH CENTURY RECORDS / COLUMBIA

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Dams of the West – the solo project of Vampire Weekend drummer Chris Tomson – has shared a new track and music video for “Tell The Truth” via NPR Music. Tomson has also signed with Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Records / Columbia to release Dams of the West’s debut LP ‘Youngish American,’ on February 24th. Listen and watch the Illuminati-riddled music video for “Tell The Truth” here: http://n.pr/2gOkJHG

Tomson shared this statement on the song/video:

“Tell the Truth,” to me, is a song about objectivity and/or the “blame America first” phenomenon. When I wrote the song, I believed that facts, at some future endpoint, would conquer all. But then last week the guy at my bodega told me we are now “living in a post-truth world” while looking at his Samsung Galaxy Stardust 8GB and selling me a sleeve of honey roasted peanuts so perhaps I was mistaken. Either way, the tune’s got a good beat and you can skank to it.

This video was inspired by the oppressive sense of paranoia that has come to define 2k16 for me.  I am fascinated by the way the most trivial bits of footage can be used as definitive proof that, say, a certain televangelist is a shape-shifting reptilian overlord or Hillary def has a malignant brain tumor.  While I’m not yet a political figure, I thought it would be a worthwhile exercise to see what a closer examination of my own actions might reveal. The results, as you can see, are provocative yet not entirely unexpected.

‘Youngish American’ was produced by Pat Carney of the Black Keys, and Tomson plays virtually every instrument on the album’s 10 tracks. Another album highlight, “Death Wish,” was released earlier this fall and scored nods from Consequence of Sound, Stereogum, Pitchfork, and Fader, who called it a “spry, life-questioning track”. Listen to “Death Wish” here: http://bit.ly/2c8bTjB

Dams of the West will play an intimate full-band gig in Brooklyn tonight at C’mon Everybody (325 Franklin Ave), one of their first performances supporting ‘Youngish American.’ More tour dates coming soon.

‘Youngish American’ tracklist:
Bridges and Tunnels
Tell The Truth
Death Wish
The Inerrancy of You and Me
Polo Grounds
Will I Be Known To Her
Flag On The Can
Perfect Wave
Pretty Good WiFi
Youngish Americans

Both “Tell The Truth” and “Death Wish” are available to stream and download now:

“Tell The Truth” on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/TellTheTruthSp
“Tell The Truth” on Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/TellTheTruthAM
“Tell The Truth” on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/TellTheTruthiT

December 2nd, 2016

Grandaddy Release New Song “A Lost Machine”

GRANDADDY DEBUTS NEW SONG “A LOST MACHINE” FROM FORTHCOMING LP LAST PLACE
OUT ON 30th CENTURY RECORDS ON MARCH 3, 2017

First American Show For Last Place Set For
New York City On February 28th, 2017!

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Grandaddy are thrilled to share the newest song from their forthcoming album Last Place, the first new record from the band since 2006, which will be released via 30th Century Records on March 3rd, 2017.  The track, entitled “A Lost Machine,” is available for streaming now; a video for the song can be seen HERE.

“‘A Lost Machine’ has a special place on the new Grandaddy album,” says frontman Jason Lytle, “Every now and then I luck out and get a pretty good idea of what a song wants to be before I dig in and start working on it. This was one of those songs. I had all kinds imagery and feelings in mind to guide me through the tracking and producing process.  When this song started taking shape, it was the point where I knew I was working on a new Grandaddy album.”

Grandaddy have also announced their first American show for Last Place, occurring in New York City on February 28, 2017 at Le Poisson Rouge.  Tickets for this special show are on sale now.  In addition to previously announced UK and European dates,Grandaddy have also been confirmed as part of this year’s stellar Primavera Soundfestival.  All dates are listed below.

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):
2/28/17 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
3/26/17 – Newcastle, UK @ Hoults Yard
3/27/17 – Leeds, UK @ Irish Centre
3/28/17 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
3/29/17 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
3/31/17 – Bristol, UK @ Colston Hall
4/1/17 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
4/3/17 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
4/5/17 – Brussel, Belgium @ AB Hall
5/31/17-6/4/17 – Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound

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

December 1st, 2016

Autolux – KCRW’s Best of 2016

KCRW has Pussy’s Dead in their “Best Of 2016” top 10 albums.
Read – HERE

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November 29th, 2016

Big Search – “Distant Shore” Video

Big Search premiere the official video for “Distant Shore” on Clash Magazine today.
Read – HERE
Watch below.

November 22nd, 2016

Newbury Comics – 30th Century Records 7″ Bundle

Collection of 4 new 7″ singles from Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Records, featuring Grandaddy, Apache Sun, Waterstrider, and Big Search. The Apache Sun, Waterstrider, and Big Search singles are numbered. The Waterstrider and Big Search singles are autographed.

Order – HERE

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