High on Fire announce tour dates, plan to “risk it” on a boat with Lemmy because #YOLO

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You ever tried to snort a line of straight fire through a hundred dollar bill and end up with egg on your face in front of everyone at a party? That egg was probably fried I’ll bet, wasn’t it? What with all that fire you were trying and failing to snort. You were probably super ashamed, and I know if I was you, that would be a memory I wasn’t in any hurry to re-live. Right?

Sorry for getting all PSA on you up in here, but with those “Herculean hard rock heavyweights” High on Fire gearing up to hit the road for a tennis-shoe sponsored music tour (i.e., The Converse Rubber Tracks Live Tour), I think it’s important to get the word out. Friends, lovers, colleagues, already-sentient artificial intelligence entities trapped within the internet, I beg of you: do not do drugs. And perhaps even more importantly: do not confuse drugs with fire. You cannot get “high on fire” as High on Fire’s name might lead you to believe. Be safe and live long enough to see High on Fire ride in a giant van shaped like a Converse All-Star throughout August, play at Hopscotch in September, and even climb on a boat with Lemmy and play on Motörhead’s Motörboat Rock Cruise with Megadeth, Anthrax, and others. How did Lemmy even get a boat?!

And, yes, in case you were wondering, the band is working on new material. No real details yet, but the tentative release date is some time in 2015. And don’t forget that vocalist and guitar Matt Pike’s other band Sleep just put out an Adult Swim single called “The Clarity,” which is their first official recording in over a decade. Listen to that instead of doing drugs here.

Dates:

08.12.14 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair#
08.14.14 - Toronto, ON - Adelaide Hall #
08.15.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg #
08.19.14 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex %
08.20.14 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel %
09.06.14 - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Festival
09.19.14 - Tampa, FL - The Orpheum
09.20.14 - Miami, FL - Grand Central
09.21.14 - Orlando, FL - Will’s Pub
09.22.14 - Lemmy’s Improbable Boat - Motörhead’s Motörboat
09.27.14 - Portland, OR - Dante’s

# Blackest
% Arctic

• High on Fire: http://www.highonfire.net

High on Fire announce tour dates, plan to “risk it” on a boat with Lemmy because #YOLO

You ever tried to snort a line of straight fire through a hundred dollar bill and end up with egg on your face in front of everyone at a party? That egg was probably fried I’ll bet, wasn’t it? What with all that fire you were trying and failing to snort. You were probably super ashamed, and I know if I was you, that would be a memory I wasn’t in any hurry to re-live. Right?

Sorry for getting all PSA on you up in here, but with those “Herculean hard rock heavyweights” High on Fire gearing up to hit the road for a tennis-shoe sponsored music tour (i.e., The Converse Rubber Tracks Live Tour), I think it’s important to get the word out. Friends, lovers, colleagues, already-sentient artificial intelligence entities trapped within the internet, I beg of you: do not do drugs. And perhaps even more importantly: do not confuse drugs with fire. You cannot get “high on fire” as High on Fire’s name might lead you to believe. Be safe and live long enough to see High on Fire ride in a giant van shaped like a Converse All-Star throughout August, play at Hopscotch in September, and even climb on a boat with Lemmy and play on Motörhead’s Motörboat Rock Cruise with Megadeth, Anthrax, and others. How did Lemmy even get a boat?!

And, yes, in case you were wondering, the band is working on new material. No real details yet, but the tentative release date is some time in 2015. And don’t forget that vocalist and guitar Matt Pike’s other band Sleep just put out an Adult Swim single called “The Clarity,” which is their first official recording in over a decade. Listen to that instead of doing drugs here.

Dates:

08.12.14 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair#
08.14.14 - Toronto, ON - Adelaide Hall #
08.15.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg #
08.19.14 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex %
08.20.14 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel %
09.06.14 - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Festival
09.19.14 - Tampa, FL - The Orpheum
09.20.14 - Miami, FL - Grand Central
09.21.14 - Orlando, FL - Will’s Pub
09.22.14 - Lemmy’s Improbable Boat - Motörhead’s Motörboat
09.27.14 - Portland, OR - Dante’s

# Blackest
% Arctic

• High on Fire: http://www.highonfire.net

Kevin Morby had time to kill in August, so he’s on a month-long tour round America

Imagine this. Kevin Morby finds himself in a little bit of a bind, the lease on his current digs expires at the end of July but that flat he’s already put a bid on that looks really sweet isn’t available till September. What should he do?

If you answered something like “mope around and let life get you down”, you’re dead wrong. Kevin Morby’s not the kind of guy to let the system tell him what to do you see. His excellent Harlem River album on Woodsist from last year is a testament to the fact that he’s a scholar of the free-spirited Dylan circa Blonde on Blonde era who ain’t gonna let the man get him down. Instead, he set up a month-long run of dates, currently in progress, which will see him couch surf all over America and get paid to do it. Take that, oppressive real estate industry.

Join the very pleasant-sounding protest at one of the dates below.

Tour dates:

08.04.14 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow’s *
08.05.14 - Big Sur, CA - Woodsist Festival Big Sur
08.08.14 - Reno, NV - Holland Project
08.09.14 - Portland, OR - Bunk Bar
08.10.14 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
08.11.14 - Everett, WA - The Cannery
08.14.14 - Oakland, CA - 1-2-3-4 Go!
08.15.14 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo Park Rising
08.16.14 - Pioneertown, CA - Woodsist Festival Pioneertown
08.22.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right ^
08.23.14 - Long Island City, NY - The Lot LIC %
08.24.14 - Hamden, C T - The Space
08.26.14 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts Black Box ^
08.27.14 - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel ^
08.28.14 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
08.30.14 - Asheville, NC - Transfigurations II
08.31.14 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter ^

* Real Estate
^ Steve Gunn
% Small Black

• Kevin Morby: https://www.facebook.com/kevinrobertmorby
• Woodsist: http://www.woodsist.com

The Drums announce new album, tour dates, after having successfully killed a couple years of time

Boy, time just gets away from you, don’t it? One moment you’re eight years old and playing Zelda, next moment you’re 99 years old and deader than dirt. Oops! New romantic revivalists The Drums know this feeling all too well. You blink your eyes and suddenly it’s 2014 and you haven’t put out any music since sophomore record Portamento in 2011, nor have you toured since 2012. Blink ‘em again and, buddy, right in the grave. That said, The Drums aren’t going to let that happen, because they’ve cooked up a nice bit of activity. FIRST: they have a new record called Encyclopedia coming out September 23. Check out the first single, “Magic Mountain,” at Noisey and/or watch a teaser for the album:

SECOND: The Drums are going on tour. Having recently returned to the world of live music by playing in Times Square this past week, the group will cool their heels until September. At that point, they will begin a tour taking them across the United States. Once the touring is finished, they will return to their homes and, eventually, the grave.

The Drums dates:

09.15.14 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
09.16.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
09.17.14 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
09.2014 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
09.22.14 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
09.24.14 - Montreal, QC - Cabaret Mile-End
09.25.14 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
09.27.14 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
09.29.14 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
10.01.14 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
10.02.14 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
10.03.14 - Sacramento, CA - TBD Festival
10.05.14 - Los Angeles, CA - Mayan Theatre
10.06.14 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
10.08.14 - Portland, OR - Portland Star
10.09.14 - Seattle, WA - Neumo’s
10.10.14 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune

• The Drums: http://thedrums.com

A Sunny Day In Glasgow announce UK-exclusive EP; America weeps, comforts itself with new remix

You can’t have it all, America. You think you can, but you can’t. Case in point: A Sunny Day In Glasgow. In a traitorous move, the (AMERICAN) band has announced a new EP, No Death, that is, gasp, exclusive to the UK. With the release of their (TMT-LAUDED) new album on Lefse, Sea When Absent, American love for A Sunny Day is at an all-time high, yet they could be throwing it all away right here. Nonetheless, America can’t have everything, so No Death, a limited-edition, hand-stamped CD featuring two non-LP tracks and three remixes, will be available in the UK to anyone purchasing Sea When Absent at participating stores. These stores include the following: Norman Records, Rough Trade, Picadilly Records, Rise, and Recordstore.

That said, here’s something people the world over can enjoy: a remix of Sea When Absent’s opening track “Bye Bye, Big Ocean (The End).” Remixed by Ice Choir (the new project of former Pains of Being Pure at Heart member Kurt Feldman), the track is available below. Enjoy this track while you reflect on betrayal.

No Death tracklist:

01. Almost Like Emotion (The Drop)
02. I’ll Be Signal (Sad Songs)
03. Bye Bye, Big Ocean (The End) - Ice Choir Remix
04. Boys Turn Into Girls (Initiation Rites) - The Buddy System Remix
05. In Love With Useless (The Timeless Geometry in the Tradition of Passing) - Fang Island Remix

• A Sunny Day In Glasgow: http://asunnydayinglasgow.com
• Lefse: http://www.lefserecords.com

Pere Ubu announce string of European dates, because America just wouldn’t get it

In case you didn’t hear the news, legendary Cleveland band Pere Ubu have a new album called Carnival of Souls coming out on September 8 via Fire Records. They’ve already put out videos for two new tracks, “Road to Utah” and “Irene.” And now they’ve got a tour all set up for November. Great news right? Can’t wait to get out there and see The Ub (that’s my cool nickname for them, The Ub, I’m sure Dave Thomas would love it)?

Well not so fast there, because unless you’re in Europe you’re shit out of luck. They’ll be in France, they’ll be in Britain, they’ll be in Scotland, they’ll be in Spain, but they won’t be in your little backwater Podunk, no sir. Let’s face facts though, if you’re not in Europe you probably don’t really have the capacity to appreciate what The Ub are going for. You think you do, but you don’t. And you might say, “Fine, I don’t know if I ‘get it’ or whatever, but I enjoy the music and shouldn’t that be enough?” But that’s okay, we all ask stupid questions sometimes. We just have to face facts that us non-Europeans can’t fully grasp the subtle, refined art of The Ub.

Tour dates:

09.12.14 - Paris France - L’Etrange Festival, Forum des Images Underscore to Carnival of Souls
11.12.14 - Leicester, UK - The Musician
11.13.14 - Swansea, UK - The Scene
11.14.14 - Tunbridge Wells, UK - The Forum
11.15.14 - Manchester, UK - Band on the Wall
11.16.14 - Bristol, UK - The Fleece
11.17.14 - Cambridge, UK - The Junction
11.18.14 - Edinburgh, UK - Voodoo Rooms
11.19.14 - Glasgow, UK - CCA
11.20.14 - New Brighton (Wirral, Merseyside), UK - Floral Pavilion
11.21.14 - Leeds, UK - The Brudenell
11.22.14 - London, UK - Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
11.23.14 - Brighton, UK - Duke of York’s Cinema, Brighton Film Festival, Underscore to Roger Corman’s The Man With X Ray Eyes
11.24.14 - Gateshead, UK - The Sage in Hall 2
11.27.14 - Victoria (Basque), Spain - Jimmy Jazz
11.28.14 - Barcelona, Spain - La 2 Apolo
11.29.14 - Madrid, Spain - El Sol
11.30.14 - Valencia, Spain - 16 Tonelades

• Pere Ubu: http://www.ubuprojex.com
• Fire: http://www.firerecords.com