Windish Agency Opens Branch in NYC, My Heart

The Windish Agency is a really cool indie artist representation group that I wish would give me a job. (If you or someone you know works for Windish, why not, say, just forward them this article? In the body of your email, you can also add that I am a hard worker with an impressive skill set that involves finding the funniest animals on the internet, having great hair, and drinking more caffeine than you or your doctor previously thought possible. I am a STEAL, let me tell you.) Windish represents groups like A Place to Bury Strangers, El Perro del Mar, Fever Ray, and GZA. And now they’ve expanded from their original outpost in Chicago and added a location in New York, which is just really fucking awesome because I totally want to live in New York! (Yes, yessssss, you should definitely forward this. Have I mentioned that I am also good at buying drinks and paying people off for favors done in 24K gold Rolexs and a night alone with Paris Hilton? It’s all true.) So congrats Windish on the expansion, and also to you New York, for your music business community is getting just that much more rad with this addition.

• Windish Agency: http://www.windishagency.com

Dirty Projectors to Perform The Getty Address in Full. Yes, IN FULL.

Back in 2005, Dirty Projectors mastermind Dave Longstreth and an earlier DP incarnation cranked out The Getty Address, a sprawling, glitchy, insular, heady concept album filled with processed female choirs, sequenced beats, and orchestra parts that would almost certainly have George Martin rolling around in his grave (trust me, he’s dead), topped off with a pretty po-mo storyline about… well, Don Henley and Sacagawea. Only they aren’t Don Henley and Sacagawia. Get it? Well good. You’re about as in the know as most of us, then.

Anyway, since that record, Dave and co. have conquered a heck of a lot of indie rock territory. So much so, in fact, that they’ve apparently finally got the fanbase, the balls, and (most importantly) the budget to go all-out and resurrect TMT favorite The Getty Address live in its entirety! As a special favor explicitly to us! Maybe. (Maybe?) Uh, yeah, so, on February 19 at New York’s Lincoln Center (already sold out, y’all) and February 27th at Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall, Dirty Projectors will present the record in full with 15-piece contemporary music ensemble Alarm Will Sound, conducted by Alan Pierson and in an arrangement by Matt Marks. In addition, they will play a set of material from their TMT smash hit, “We Are the World”… I mean, Bitte Orca (TMT Review) .

The New York show at Lincoln Center is part of the badass American Songbook concert series, and The L.A. show is a co-headlining thing with the L.A. Lakers… I mean, the Los Angeles Philharmonic. During the first half, the Philharmonic will play orchestral pieces that Longstreth has hand-picked(!!!), and then the REAL musicians will take over for the second half and play the REAL high art stuff (a.k.a. the DP album). Finally, a chance to SIT DOWN IN ASSIGNED SEATS at a rock show! Oh, how I’ve been waiting…

• Dirty Projectors: http://www.dirtyprojectors.net
• Western Vinyl: http://westernvinyl.com

[Photo: Neate Photos]

Phosphorescent Tours with David Gray

Phosphorescent is currently supporting David Gray, which prompts the question: However good this is in terms of exposure for Phosphorescent, wouldn’t he be better off writing us another gut-wrenchingly beautiful album? Sorry, I’m selfish like that.

02.05.10 - Luxembourg - Den Atelier
02.07.10 - Zurich, CH - X-tra Limmathaus
02.08.10 - Cologne, GER - Theatre am Tanzbrunnen
02.09.10 - Hamburg, GER - Grosse Freiheit
02.10.10 - Berlin, GER - Huxley’s Neue Welt
03.11.10 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theatre
03.12.10 - New Orleans, LA - Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts
03.13.10 - Austin, TX - Hogg Memorial Auditorium
03.14.10 - Austin, TX - Hogg Memorial Auditorium
03.16.10 - Grand Prairie, TX - Nokia Theatre Grand Prairie
03.17.10 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre
03.19.10 - St. Louis, MO - Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center
03.20.10 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre
03.21.10 - Cleveland, OH - Playhouse Square at State Theatre
03.23.10 - Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre
03.24.10 - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre
03.26.10 - Louisville, KY - Louisville Palace Theatre
03.27.10 - Columbus, OH - Ohio Theatre
03.29.10 - Buffalo, NY - UB Center for the Arts
03.30.10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Center
03.31.10 - Baltimore, MD - Lyric Opera House
04.01.10 - Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theatre
04.03.10 - Providence, RI - Providence Performing Arts Center
04.05.10 - Albany, NY - The Egg at Hart Theatre
04.06.10 - Wallingford, CT - Oakdale Theatre
04.07.10 - Portland, ME - Merrill Auditorium at City Hall
04.09.10 - Durham, NC - Durham Performing Arts Center
04.10.10 - Atlanta, GA - Atlanta Civic Center Theatre
04.11.10 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
04.13.10 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
04.14.10 - Miami Beach, FL - Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre
04.15.10 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live

• Phosphorescent: http://www.myspace.com/phosphorescent
• Dead Oceans: http://www.deadoceans.com

Magic Kids Sign to Matador’s True Panther Imprint

Memphis, TN band Magic Kids have signed to (warning: website may induce seizures) True Panther Sounds, the newest addition to the Matador Records family. The ensemble’s debut single “Hey Boy” for Goner Records showcased a hazy, ornate, pop-oriented sound, channeling both Brian Wilson and Phil Spector.

While True Panther will handle the release of Magic Kids’ full-length debut later this year, you can tide yourself over with their split with The Smith Westerns due out on Fat Possum soon.

Read all about it over on Matador’s Matablog.

If that isn’t enough, you can check out Magic Kids on tour with new labelmates Girls and The Smith Westerns. They’ll be at SXSW, too.

02.05.10 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl #
02.06.10 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In #
02.07.10 - St. Louis, MO - The Gargoyle #
02.08.10 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note #
02.10.10 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater #
02.12.10 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge #
02.14.10 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall #
02.16.10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo *
02.17.10 - Phoenix, AZ - Trunk Space @
02.19.10 - Norman, OK - Opolis &

# Girls, The Smith Westerns
* Pearl Harbor, Dunes
@ The Young Friends
& JuneBug Spade, La Panther Happens

• Magic Kids: http://www.myspace.com/themagickids
• True Panther: http://www.truepanther.com

Dosh Returns with Fifth Album, Tommy, in April

Minneapolis native Martin Luther King Chavez Dosh (or just Dosh for short) will be releasing his fifth album Tommy in April through anticon. records. The album name is a dedication to soundman and close friend Tom Cesario, who passed away in January 2009.

Tommy tracklisting:

01. Subtractions
02. Yer Face
03. Number 41
04. Town Mouse
05. Loud
06. Airlift
07. Country Road X
08. Call The Kettle
09. Nevermet
10. Gare de Lyon

Dosh is also on tour right now, and his live shows are pretty damn cool, often with unannounced guest collaborations and organically built versions of his studio tracks. Here are the tourdates:

02.05.10 - Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret *
02.06.10 - Seattle, WA - Nectar Lounge *
02.07.10 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater *
02.08.10 - Eugene, OR - WOW Hall *
02.10.10 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill *
02.11.10 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex *
02.12.10 - Scottsdale, AZ - Chasers *
02.13.10 - Flagstaff, AZ - Green Room *
02.15.10 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad *
02.16.10 - Denver, CO - The Marquis Theatre *
02.18.10 - Lawrence, KS - Jackpot Saloon *
02.19.10 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird *
02.20.10 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon *
03.17.10 - 03.20.10 - Austin, TX - South by Southwest (SXSW)
04.09.10 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th St. Entry
04.10.10 - Minneapolis, MN - MacPhail Center For Music
04.11.10 - Minneapolis, MN - Bedlam Theatre

* Eyedea & Abilities

• Dosh: http://www.doshfamily.com
• anticon.: http://www.anticon.com

Heartland Is For Everyone: Owen Pallet Tours Canada, But Shares Vision With US As Well

A few days ago, we reported that Owen Pallett confirmed a tour of Canada for the next few months. But, as will happen with these things, that list is already in need of an update. If you were disappointed about being stuck in the States while Pallett’s gallivanting across Canada, you can calm down: he’s going to tour almost all of North America this spring (sorry, Mexico), not just our friendly neighbor to the north.

Here are the tour dates you know already, plus the new ones you maybe don’t.

02.06.10 - Guelph, ON - Sleeman Centre (Hillside Inside Festival)
02.09.10 - Fredericton, NB - McCain Hall Theatre
02.10.10 - Halifax, NS - St. Matthew’s United Church
02.11.10 - Halifax, NS - St. Matthew’s United Church
02.12.10 - St. John’s, NL - Cochrane Street United Church
02.17.10 - Kingston, ON - Sydenham United Church
02.18.10 - Wakefield, QC - Blacksheep Inn
02.19.10 - Wakefield, QC - Blacksheep Inn
02.20.10 - Montreal, QC - Theatre Outremont
02.21.10 - Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle
02.25.10 - London, ON - Aeolian Hall
02.26.10 - Brantford, ON - The Ford Plant
02.27.10 - Hamilton, ON - Lincoln Alexander Centre
04.08.10 - Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
04.10.10 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
04.11.10 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
04.12.10 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
04.13.10 - Columbus, OH - Wexner Center
04.14.10 - Pittsburgh, PA - Andy Warhol Museum
04.15.10 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
04.18.10 - Indio, CA - Coachella Festival
04.20.10 - Boston, MA - Institute of Contemporary Art
04.22.10 - New York City, NY - Webster Hall
04.25.10 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
04.27.10 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
04.29.10 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
04.30.10 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk
05.05.10 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
05.08.10 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
05.09.10 - Vancouver, BC - The Vogue Theatre
05.10.10 - Victoria, BC - Alix Goolden Hall
05.11.10 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater

In addition, there’s a Simon Bookish remix of “Keep the Dog Quiet” (from Heartland) up via Soundcloud for free download.

• Owen Pallett: http://www.owenpalletteternal.com
• Domino: http://www.dominorecordco.com

  

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