Dream Police (featuring founding members of The Men) share “Hypnotized” off upcoming full-length, announce US tour

Dream Police are looking through your folders. Dream Police are talking to your niece. Dream police have got their final orders. Dreamer, drop your axe, it’s Dream Police.

Dream Police are a new band featuring founding members of The Men — Mark Perro and Nick Chiericozzi — in collaboration with Kyle Keays-Hagerman. Dream Police have announced a debut full-length album. Dream Police will release it November 11. Hypnotized, out on Sacred Bones, it’s Dream Police.

Dream Police have shared a track on SoundCloud. Dream Police are streaming “Hypnotized.” Dream Police use drum machines, psyched-out guitars. Streamer, click that button, it’s Dream Police.

Dream Police grew from a creative overflow after the conclusion after a long tour with The Men. Dream Police are “borne from The Men but free of it.” Dream Police completed Hypnotized soon after The Men’s Tomorrow’s Hits sessions. Understand, they’re “not a side project,” it’s Dream Police.

Dream Police are gearing up to tour. Dream Police will travel cross the land. Dream Police are tired of your Cheap Trick jokes. Reader, peep those dates, it’s Dream Police. And, reader, pre-order the album, it’s Dream Police.

Hypnotized tracklist:

01. Hypnotized
02. My Mama’s Dead
03. Iris
04. Pouring Rain
05. All We Are
06. John
07. Let It Be
08. Sandy


09.25.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus Bar @
10.24.14 - Ridgewood, NY - Trans Pecos #
11.08.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus Bar
11.11.14 - Philadelphia, PA – Black Box in Underground !
11.12.14 - Washington, DC – Black Cat !
11.13.14 - Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups !
11.14.14 - St. Louis, MO – The Demo !
11.15.14 - Iowa, City, IA – The Mill !
11.16.14 - Indianapolis, IN – White Rabbit !
11.17.14 - Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle !
11.19.14 - Toronto, ON – Smiling Buddha !
11.20.14 - Montreal, QB – Casa del Popolo !
11.21.14 - Boston, MA – Church of Boston !
12.03.14 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
12.05.14 - Los Angeles, CA – Jewels Catch One
12.06.14 - San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar Music Hall
12.07.14 - Oakland, CA – Leo’s
12.08.14 - Sacramento, CA – Witch Room
12.10.14 - Portland, OR - Holocene
12.11.14 - Vancouver, BC – The Fox Cabaret
12.12.14 - Seattle, WA – Blue Moon

@ Earth, Cult of Youth
# Moon Duo, Amen Dunes, Marissa Nadler
! Honey

• Dream Police: http://wearedreampolice.blogspot.com
• Sacred Bones: http://www.sacredbonesrecords.com

The Head and The Heart add December dates; the blood is everywhere

It’s America’s favorite variety show, The Head and The Heart Show!

The curtain rises. A disembodied head is rolled onto the stage. A teamster walks to the stage’s middle and places a wet, still-beating heart an arm’s distance from the head. The teamster exits.

THE HEAD: [Separated from its host body and perhaps more importantly, life-giving oxygen, the head stares out into the crowd, forever frozen in its final expression.]

THE HEART: [Perversely, the heart continues to beat on, pumping blood onto the stage. Somehow, it continues on, a loyal production automaton without a vessel for its output. Blood continues spraying onto the wooden stage, a select amount splashing the unfeeling face of The Head. It really is a lot of blood.]

The curtain drops. The crowd applauds wildly.

The Head and The Heart are going on tour. In addition to previously announced dates, they have added a number of shows in December. The group put out Let’s Be Still last year through Sub Pop.

The Head and The Heart dates:

09.22.14 - Des Moines, IA - Hoyt Sherman Place
09.24.14 - Kansas City, MO - Midland Theater
09.25.14 - Louisville, KY - Iroquois Amphitheater
09.26.14 - Charlottesville, VA - Telos Wireless Pavilion
09.27.14 - Raleigh, NC - North Carolina Museum of Art
09.28.14 - Atlanta, GA - Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center
09.30.14 - Tallahassee, FL - The Moon
10.01.14 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre
10.03.14 - Austin, TX - ACL After Show at Emo’s
10.04.14 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
10.05.14 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom
10.06.14 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall
10.08.14 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City
10.09.14 - Mobile, AL - Soul Kitchen
10.10.14 - Jackson, MS - Hal & Mals
10.11.14 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
10.24.14 - Las Vegas, NV - Life is Beautiful Festival
10.25.14 - Park City, UT - Park City Live
10.26.14 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
12.02.14 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
12.03.14 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
12.05.14 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
12.06.14 - Portland, ME - State Theatre
12.07.14 - Northampton, MA - Calvin Theatre
12.08.14 - Providence, RI - Lupo’s
12.09.14 - Washington, DC - DAR Constitutional Hall
12.11.14 - Columbus, OH - The LC Pavilion
12.12.14 - Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre
12.13.14 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
12.14.14 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium

• The Head and The Heart: http://www.theheadandtheheart.com
• Sub Pop: https://www.subpop.com

The Dismemberment Plan to reissue Change, an album about changing

Hey! Fair-to-middling news, 30-something caucasian-ish males! The Dismemberment Plan — band of your heady young-manhood whom you may offhand recall reuniting last year for a bunch of shows and a new album that was, y’know, a thing — have just announced (in those strained, high-toned voices of theirs) plans to reissue their then-swansong from 2001, Change! Sweet, right?? Mother fuckin’ Change! You know: the album that ISN’T this one! The album that you didn’t know you liked as much as you did until everyone around you in college kinda told you you ought to! The album that perhaps you never bothered to buy the first time around! THAT ALBUM.

It’s all happening on November 4, courtesy of Partisan Records, my friends; after which the band will also play exactly three shows in celebration around the East Coast. And it’s being packaged-up something fierce, because Travis Morrison and his pals KNOW you’re a 30-something now and can afford a 180-gram vinyl LP edition of this almost-seminal album, complete with “12-page booklet with art, photography, and lyrics to all 11 songs-including the lyrics to ‘Ellen And Ben,’ which was omitted from the original CD version.” I mean, you can afford it… can’t you??? Pretty emasculating if not, that’s all.

Change tracklisting:

01. Sentimental Man
02. The Face of the Earth
03. Superpowers
04. Pay for the Piano
05. Come Home
06. Secret Curse
07. Automatic
08. Following Through
09. Time Bomb
10. The Other Side
11. Ellen and Ben

D-plan tour plans:

11.07.14 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
11.08.14 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
11.28.14 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club

• The Dismemberment Plan: http://dismembermentplan.com
• Partisan: http://www.partisanrecords.com

Placebo announce first American tour since 2007, burning with the passion of a thousand LiveJournals

As a young man in the early-to-mid aughts, I had, as many young men and women did, a LiveJournal. Primarily, I used this as an outlet to express my opinions on video games, Bad Religion records, and calculus. That and quizzes. Oh, the quizzes! In the year of 2003, I took a quiz to determine which alt-rocker I most closely identified with. Deep in my heart, I hoped for Rivers Cuomo. Instead, I got Brian Molko. Who I had never heard of prior to that moment. A friend quickly informed me that he was from the band Placebo and assured that Placebo was a “pretty good band.” Now me and Brian Molko’s lives are forever intertwined, bringing us to this moment where I inform you that Placebo are going on a North American tour next month.

Placebo have not embarked on a North American tour since 2007, four years after I took that fateful quiz. Perhaps this is because they’ve always been more popular in their native UK. Perhaps this is due to the resignation they felt knowing they may never cross paths with Eric Nagurney, who front man Brian Molko was once told he was similar to in a “Which Mississippi-based teenager are you?” quiz. We may never know. Placebo last released Loud Like Love in 2013, a full decade after that quiz.

Placebo dates:

10.08.14 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
10.09.14 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore
10.11.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Escape Music Festival
10.12.14 - Boston, MA - Paradise
10.13.14 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
10.15.14 - Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
10.16.14 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
10.17.14 - Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights
10.20.14 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
10.23.14 - San Francisco, CA - The Masonic
10.24.14 - Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia

• Placebo: http://www.placeboworld.co.uk

[Photo: Heiko Laschitzki]

Bow down to your new touring overlord; Trentemøller returns to North America once again

Danish producer and multinstrumentalist Trentemøller is back this fall, and he’s going on a tour of LITERALLY EVERYWHERE. Zagreb? Check. Your older sister’s bathroom circa 1997? CHECK. Yes — he can time travel. Such is the power of Trentemøller. With the recent release of Lost Reworks — a new collection of remixes from dude’s Lost album, which featured guest stars such as Low, Jonny Pierce (The Drums), Marie Fisker, Kazu Makino (Blonde Redhead), Jana Hunter (Lower Dens), Ghost Society and Sune Wagner (The Raveonettes) — Trentemøller has announced a rather laaaaarge series of new dates.

So what do you get besides the sweet live sounds of a DJ mixin’ shit at his finest, should you be so lucky enough to be one of the 12 billion or whatever people on Earth right now living within this absolutely insane tour zone? Well, this time around you get Trentemøller’s live band, which will be rockin’ faces from Belgium to Los Angeles this fall. Next week, who knows? Perhaps a hug and a glimpse on what it takes to be the interplanetary ruler of ridiculous touring.

Tour dates:

09.22.14 - Linz, Austria - Posthof
09.25.14 - Milan, Italy- Magazzini Generali
09.26.14 - Strasbourg, France - Ososphere Festival
09.27.14 - Marseille, France - Marsatac Festival
09.28.14 - Bern, Switzerland - Bierhuebeli
09.30.14 - Zagreb, Croatia - Culture Factory
10.01.14 - Budapest, Hungary - Akvarium
10.02.14 - Zagreb, Croatia - Roxy
10.05.14 - Vilnius, Lithuania - Teatro Arena
10.09.14 - St. Petersburg, Russia - Zal Ozhidaniya
10.11.14 - Moscow, Russia - Ray Just Arena
11.06.14 - Washington, DC -The Howard Theatre
11.07.14 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
11.08.14 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
11.10.14 - Boston, MA - Royale Night Club
11.12.14 - Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
11.13.14 - Toronto, ON - The Mod Club
11.14.14 - Detroit, MI - Crofoot
11.16.14 - Chicago, IL - Park West
11.17.14 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Club
11.19.14 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
11.21.14 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
11.22.14 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
11.23.14 - Vancouver, BC - Venue
11.25.14 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
11.26.14 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre

• Trentemøller: http://www.anderstrentemoller.com
• In My Room: http://www.hfn-music.com/inmyroom

Nathan Bowles set to rebrand banjo after years of hillbilly stereotyping with new album on Paradise of Bachelors

Presumably tired of waiting around for his go-to collaborators (think Steve Gunn, Black Twig Pickers, Hiss Golden Messenger et. al.) to book some studio time, modern banjo maverick Nathan Bowles has decided to go it alone with a solo album called Nansemond.

If the last time you thought that the banjo was cool was while your six-year-old self was watching Kermit the Frog sing “Rainbow Connection,” then check out the lead track from Nansemond called “Chuckatuck” below:

You see? A banjo in the hands of Nathan Bowles can turn Appalachian hillbilly dirges into cosmic droning cinematic wonders. Take that Kermit and take that Southern stereotypes.

Nansemond is released November 18 on Paradise of Bachelors. Steve Gunn’s forthcoming Way Out Weather, which features Bowles’ banjo and drumming, is also coming out via Paradise of Bachelors on October 7. Double bonus.

• Nathan Bowles: http://www.nathanbowles.com
• Paradise of Bachelors: http://www.paradiseofbachelors.com

OM announce US tour, ‘cause that God, let me tell you, he’s pretty darn alright

God is fine! Like, he’s pretty alright. Good? I don’t know if I’d go so far to say he’s good, but I’ve never been much for hyperbole. God’s totally adequate. A real 6/10, that God. Not everyone agrees with my lukewarm assessment on higher powers, though. Take drone-metal institution OM. They feel strongly enough about the goodness of God that they named their 2009 album God Is Good. Hey, if you say so, guys! Let’s agree to disagree.

Whether God is good or bad or fine or real or fake, one thing’s for sure: OM are going on tour next month. They’ll be playing a string of dates primarily in the Northeast and Midwest. The band last released Advaitic Songs in 2012, though they are currently working on a new album. To summarize, OM going on tour, album coming sometime in future, jury still out on God.

OM dates:

10.02.14 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
10.03.14 - Burlington, VT - Signal Kitchen
10.04.14 - Portland, ME - SPACE Gallery
10.05.14 - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
10.06.14 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
10.08.14 - Louisville, KY - The New Vintage
10.09.14 - Iowa City, IA - Gabe’s Oasis
10.10.14 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
10.11.14 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall

• OM: http://omvibratory.com
• Drag City: http://www.dragcity.com

Excepter announce new album Familiar, as well as the fact that you’re old as SHIT, Brooklyn psych-noise fan!

If you like it when dancey, trancey, psychotropic, noisy, New York-y bands named Excepter release new albums of dancey, trancey, psychotropic, noisy, New York-y rock music, then today is TOTALLY your lucky day, my friend!

Which… I guess is just as well, because, if you like when dancey, trancey, psychotropic, noisy, New York-y bands named Excepter release new albums of dancey, trancey, psychotropic, noisy, New York-y rock music; you’ve technically been profoundly unlucky since 2010’s double album Presidence. Which is kind of a long time. You’re kind of a loser. Just sayin’.

And, you know, for that matter, I guess, TECHNICALLY, today isn’t your lucky day either. Rather, October 3 will be your lucky day. Cuz that’s when Excepter are set to finally release a new album on the Blast First Petite label. Entitled Familiar, the new record was largely recorded at Studio Faust in Prague and features John Fell Ryan (vocals, percussion, drums), Lala Ryan (vocals, synths, electronics, bass, flute), Matita Rotto (MPC, Waldorf, percussion), Jon Nicholson (synth, electronics, percussion, guitar), and Erica Kenia (percussion). You can check out the song “Sunburned Kids” down below, if you’re feeling… you know, lucky.

Anyway, the whole affair is being released on CD (for some reason) and “500 limited edition double vinyl,” the second disc of which will be dedicated “to the memory of [former band member] Clare Amory,” who died of cancer in 2011. The A-side to the disc will feature a “7 minute dark disco warning siren” instrumental from Nathan Corbin, and a John Fell Ryan engraving described as a “cabalistic vision of the universe through love and loss” will be hand-drawn on its B side. Damn. Sorta puts your problems in perspective, doesn’t it?

Familiar tracklisting:

01. Maids
02. Palace to Palace
03. Sunburned Kids
04. Same Address, Different City
05. Destroy
06. Holy Girl
07. Looking for Polly
08. Grinning in Your Face
09. Song to the Siren

• Excepter: http://www.excepter.net
• Blast First Petite: http://blastfirstpetite.com

Angel Olsen announces deluxe edition of Burn Your Fire for No Witness, all non-deluxe editions of album to be burned in terrible fire

In rural Kentucky, a terrible fire rages on. Lonely souls with empty eyes are drawn to it, seemingly without reason. They congregate around the fire and into its blaze, they toss Angel Olsen’s recent album Burn Your Fire for No Witness. “Stop! That’s a very good album,” cry onlookers. “Yes,” respond those who follow the flame. “But Jagjaguwar is putting out a deluxe edition of Burn Your Fire for No Witness on November 18.”

Now that your old, dusty regular copy of Burn Your Fire For No Witness is engulfed in flames, we can talk deluxe edition. This new edition contains five bonus tracks, two of which derive from a 7-inch offered with pre-orders of the album’s original release, while the remaining three are previously unreleased and came from the album’s recording sessions. Hear one of those three tracks, “All Right Now,” below. Also, the deluxe edition is a digital-only release, so, uhh, maybe we were a bit rash when tossing all those CDs and vinyl into that fire.

Angel Olsen is currently on tour in Europe, but is set for a US tour beginning at the very end of October. Most of the dates feature a full band, though a few shows will find her playing solo. While you search for more objects to chuck into a blaze, watch the Olsen-directed clip for Burn Your Fire track “High & Wild” at Vimeo.

Burn Your Fire for No Witness (Deluxe Edition) tracklist:

01. Unfucktheworld
02. Forgiven/Forgotten
03. Hi-Five
04. White Fire
05. High & Wild
06. Lights Out
07. Stars
08. Iota
09. Dance Slow Decades
10. Enemy
11. Windows
12. White Water (bonus)
13. All Right Now (bonus)
14. Only With You (bonus)
15. May As Well (bonus)
16. Endless Road (bonus)

Angel Olsen dates:

09.19.14 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Incubate Festival
09.20.14 - Utrecth, Netherlands - Ekko *
09.22.14 - Leeds, UK - Brudenelle Social Club *
09.23.14 - Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute *&
09.24.14 - Newcastle, UK - The Cluny *
09.25.14 - London, UK - Electric Ballroom *
09.26.14 - Rouen, France - Le 106 *
09.27.14 - Bordeaux, France - Krakatoa *
09.29.14 - Madrid, Spain - Charada
09.30.14 - Barcelona, Spain - La 2
10.01.14 - Lyon, France - L’Epicerie Moderne *
10.02.14 - Milano, Italy - Biko *
10.03.14 - Bologna, Italy - Covo *
10.04.14 - Zuerich, Switzerland - Exil *
10.06.14 - Vienna, Austria - WUK *
10.07.14 - Munich, Germany - Feierwerk *
10.08.14 - Berlin, Germany - Bi Nuu *
10.09.14 - Frankfurt, Germany - Brotfabrik
10.10.14 - Brussels, Belgium - AB
10.11.14 - Liege, Belgium - Les Heures In-D
10.31.14 - Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder
11.01.14 - Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits
11.02.14 - Orlando, FL - The Social
11.04.14 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
11.05.14 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s Upstairs
11.06.14 - McAllen, TX - Cine El Rey
11.07-09.14 - Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
11.11.14 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone Cafe
11.12.14 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
11.29.14 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall ^
12.01.14 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall #
12.02.14 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel (solo show, w/ Meg Baird)
12.03.14 - Los Angeles, CA - Silent Movie Theatre (solo show)
12.04.14 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre #
12.06.14 - Brooklyn, NY - Roulette (solo show, w/ Jaye Bartell)
12.08.14 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom ^
12.09.14 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom ^

* Rodrigo Amarante
& Ryley Walker
^ Lionlimb
# Kevin Morby

• Angel Olsen: http://angelolsen.com
• Jagjaguwar: http://www.jagjaguwar.com

Thrill Jockey plans Heat Leisure LP for October release, featuring members of Pontiak, Guardian Alien

As a young professional leading a life marked by both warmth and relaxation — I own not one but two heating pads and I regularly trick my roommate into giving me foot massages — I feel uniquely qualified to tell the world about the upcoming Heat Leisure LP on Thrill Jockey. In fact, with a great deal of confidence I believe I can say that most of my life has been building up to the moment in the next sentence where I tell you the album’s title and release date. It’s called III & IV and it’s out October 21. You might be thinking that any old joker could’ve written that sentence, but that’s where you’re dead wrong.

Heat Leisure is a big ole collaboration between Pontiak’s Carney Brothers, Greg Fox and Alexandra Drewchin from Guardian Alien, Steve Strohmeier from Beach House and Arboretum, and Robert J. Otten III (featuring, as well, a guest appearance by Merry Prankster and Grateful Dead pal Ken Babbs), and III & IV was recorded over a series of late night sessions in the Carneys’ studio on their farm in Virginia. III & IV is a follow-up to the short film and 7-inch release of I & II back in 2012. In much the same way that my roommate does not limit himself to foot massages but often provides back, forearm, and thigh massages, Heat Leisure intentionally don’t want to limit themselves to just audio albums. The group was conceived as a “multi-media pursuit;” future releases or performances could really take any form the collective imagines.

So go ahead, friend: from one super-sweltering and all-splayed-out-like-it’s-vacation-all-the-time young professional to another, you should consider pre-ordering the LP today.

III & IV tracklist:

01. III
02. IV

• Heat Leisure: http://www.thrilljockey.com/thrill/Heat-Leisure
• Thrill Jockey: http://http://www.thrilljockey.com



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