Listen: Andrew Jackson Jihad’s new song “Linda Ronstadt”

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(Written by Marcel)

Arizona folk-punk group Andrew Jackson Jihad will release the followup to 2011’s stellar Knife Man with Christmas Island (out May 6 via SideOneDummy Records). We’ve already heard the excellent track "Children of God" off of the LP, now, the band has also shared the cut “Linda Ronstadt”. Listen below (via Impose Magazine).

Singer/guitarist Sean Bonnette sings about when he lost his shit in a museum and how he broke into tears after being taken by a video installation of legendary folk singer Linda Ronstadt. It’s an incredibly interesting, if not heart-touching track from the band that’s also one of their most detailed yet.

Sean commented on the source material for “Linda Ronstadt”:

This is the most factually true song I have ever written. The events described took place in the summer of 2012 at the Musical Instrument Museum in Scottsdale, Arizona. Myself and a companion were disguised as chaperones for a high school field trip. Linda was singing mariachi, she cured my homesickness for quite a while after that. This one was Congleton’s favorite.

Christmas Island was recorded in Dallas, Texas and produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Modest Mouse, The Mountain Goats).

Andrew Jackson Jihad will also be going on tour with Cheap Girls and Dogbreth. Check out those dates below.

Andrew Jackson Jihad 2014 Tour Dates:
Mon June 2 - Austin, TX - Red 7*
Tues June 3 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s*
Weds June 4 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia*
Thurs June 5 - Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits*
Fri June 6 - Ybor City, FL - Crowbar Ybor City*
Sat June 7 - Orlando, FL - BackBooth Bar & Venue*
Sun June 8 - Gainesville, FL - High Dive*
Mon June 9 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade Hall*
Weds June 11 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter*
Thurs June 12 - Washington, DC - Rock N Roll Hotel*
Fri June 13 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer*
Sat June 14 - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge*
Mon June 16 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair*
Tues June 17 - Buffalo, NY - Waiting Room*
Weds June 18 - Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop*
Thurs June 19 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick*
Sun June 22 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird*
Mon June 23 - Oklahoma City, OK - Conservatory*
Fri July 4 - Toronto, Ontario - Lee’s Palace (TURF)*
Sat July 5 - Toronto, Ontario - Toronto Urban Roots Fest (TURF)*
Sat July 13 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater^
Tues July 15 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room^
Weds July 16 - Chicago, IL - The Bottom Lounge^
Thurs July 17 - Rockford, IL - Kryptonite^
Fri July 18 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th^
Sat July 19 - Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret^
Sun July 20 - Saskatoon, SK - Louis’ University of Saskatoon^
Mon July 21 - Edmonton, AB - Brixx Bar & Grill^
Tues July 22 - Calgary, AB - The Palomino^
Thurs July 24 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret^
Fri July 25 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon^
Sat July 26 - Portland, OR - Alhambra^
Mon July 28 - San Francisco, CA - Slim’s^
Tues July 29 - Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theater^
Thurs July 31 - San Diego, CA - The Irenic^
Fri August 1 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom^

* - w/ Cheap Girls, Dogbreth
^ - w/ Hard Girls, Dogbreth

Watch our interview with Andrew Jackson Jihad below:

Listen: Mastodon’s new song “High Road”

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(Written by Marcel)

Mastodon will release the follow-up to 2011’s The Hunter with Once More Around the Sun (out this June via Warner Bros.). Now, they’ve shared the first cut off of the record, titled “High Road”, which you can listen to below (via SPIN).

Once More Around the Sun was recorded in Franklin, Tennessee and produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Deftones, Rush, Alice in Chains). Frontman Troy Sanders described the LP as "60-or-so minutes of pure, authentic Mastodon."

Mastodon are also set to hit the road this summer:

Mastodon 2014 Tour Dates:
04/28 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
04/29 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
05/01 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
05/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia Theater
05/03 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
05/04 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
05/05 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
05/07 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
05/08 – Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theater
05/09 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
05/10 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
05/12 – Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
05/13 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
05/15 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
05/16 – Boston, MA @ The Palladium
05/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
05/18 – Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range
05/28 – Helsinki, FI @ Sonisphere Festival
05/30 – Stockholm, SE @ STHLM Festival
06/01 – Oslo, NO @ Sonisphere Festival
06/03 – Horsens, DK @ Jailhouse Rock Festival
06/04 – Hamburg, DE @ Imtech Arena
06/06 – Nuremberg, DE @ Rock im Park
06/07 - Nurburg, DE @ Rock am Ring
06/09 – Landgraaf, NL @ Pinkpop Festival
06/11 – Pratteln, CH @ Z7 Konzertfabrik
06/13 – Manchester, UK @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
06/26 – Zwolle, NL @ Hedon
06/26 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
06/28 – Dessel, BE @ Graspop
06/29 – Moscow, RU @ Moscow Park Live
07/03 – Arras, FR @ Main Square Festival
07/04 – Paris, FR @ Le Zenith
07/06 – Hertfordshire, UK @ Sonisphere UK
07/18 – Nordfjordeid, NO @ Malakoff Rock Festial
07/19 – Tromoso, NO @ Bukta Open Air Festival

Listen: Chromeo’s new song “Ezra’s Interlude”, featuring Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig

(Written by Marcel)

Chromeo have shared another cut off of their forthcoming LP, White Women (out May 12 via Atlantic). This one’s titled “Ezra’s Interlude”, and it features— yep, you guessed it— Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig. Listen below.

White Women Tracklist:
01. Jealous (I Ain’t with It)
02. Come Alive featuring Toro Y Moi
03. Over Your Shoulder
04. Sexy Socialite
05. Lost on the Way Home featuring Solange
06. Play the Fool
07. Hard to Say No
08. Ezra’s Interlude featuring Ezra Koenig
09. Old 45S
10. Somethingood
11. Frequent Flyer
12. Fall Back 2U
Hopscotch Music Festival reveals 2014 lineup

(Written by Marcel)

North Carolina’s Hopscotch Music Festival will take place in venues across Raleigh, NC during the weekend of September 5–7. Now, the three-day indie fest has announced its 2014 lineup.

St. Vincent, Mastodon, Spoon, Thurston Moore, Phosphorescent, Sun Kil Moon, Jamie xx, How to Dress Well, Death, Lunice, High on Fire, The Haxan Cloax, Eagulls, White Lung, Diarrhea Planet, Mutual Benefit, Reigning Sound, Jacuzzi Boys, The Range, Ava Luna, Gems, Guerrilla Toss, Prince Rama, Nguzunguzu, Mas Ysa, Denio Farrar, Mark McGuire, Dent May, Potty Mouth, Valient Thorr, Obnox, Ed Scharder’s Music Beat, Saint Rich, and Coke Weed are just some of the many great acts you can expect at this year’s festival.

More information can be found through the festival’s website.

Watch: The Horrors’ video for “So Now You Know”

(Written by Marcel)

The Horrors have shared the video for “So Now You Know”, the second single from their forthcoming album, Luminous (out May 6 via XL). Watch it below.

Coldplay announce tour

(Written by Marcel)

Coldplay have announced six intimate shows they will play in support of their forthcoming album, Ghost Stories (out May 19 via Parlophone/Atlantic). The short stint will see the band playing between late April and early July. Check out the dates below.

Coldplay 2014 Tour Dates:
04/25 – Cologne, DE @ E-Werk
05/05 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
05/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Royce Hall
05/28 – Paris, FR @ Casino de Paris
06/12 – Tokyo, JP @ Dome City Hall
07/01 – London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall

Watch the band’s new video for “Magic” below:

Watch: Real Estate’s video for “Crime”

(Written by Marcel)

Real Estate have shared their brilliant new video for Atlas highlight “Crime”. Premiering it via Funny or Die, the music video was directed by Tom Scharpling and it features some pretty hilarious moments, such as the band playing in a Thai restaurant, a group of people protesting against the band (pictured above), and zombie skateboarders. Watch below.

Listen: Swans’ new song “Oxygen”

(Written by Marcel)

After sharing the particularly funky song "A Little God in My Hands", Swans have released another track off of their forthcoming album, To Be Kind. It’s called “Oxygen” and you can listen to it below.

To Be Kind, the followup to 2012’s incredible The Seeris out May 13 via Young God/Mute. The LP features a number of guest contributors, including St. Vincent’s Annie Clark, Cold Specks, Little Annie and Bill Rieflin.

Watch: Ty Segall play three new songs, cover Motörhead at Coachella

(Written by Marcel)

When he hit the stage at Coachella last weekend, prolific rocker Ty Segall performed three new songs (titled “Green Belly”, “Tall Man Skinny Lady”, and “Feel”), along with a kick-ass cover of Motörhead's “Motörhead” in his 46-minute set. Replay the full Coachella performance below (via CoS).

Watch our interview with Ty from last year below:

Fuck Buttons announce 2014 North American tour

(Written by Marcel)

Fuck Buttons have announced a series of North American tour dates in support of their excellent 2013 LP, Slow Focus. The U.K.-based electronic duo will kick off their tour in Chicago on June 11 at the Bottom LoungeCheck out the dates below.

Fuck Buttons 2014 Tour Dates:
04/25 – London, UK @ The Barbican
05/01 – Belfast, IE @ Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
05/02 – Liverpool @ Liverpool Sound City Festival
05/03 – Leeds, UK @ Live in Leeds Festival
05/04 – Edinburgh, UK @ The Liquid Room
05/05 – Newcastle, UK @ Newcastle University
05/22 – Lisbon, PT @ The Lux
05/23 – Barcelona, ES @ Caixa Forum
05/29 – Paris, FR @ La Machine
05/30 – Lyon, FR @ Nuits Sonores Festival
05/31 – May Dublin, IE @ Forbidden Fruit Festival
06/06 – Athens, GR @ Plissken Festival
06/11 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
06/13 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
06/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
06/15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Northside Festival
06/16 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
06/17 – Montreal, Quebec @ Suoni Festival
06/19 – Toronto, Ontario @ NXNE
06/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
06/27 – San Francisco, CA @ Independent
07/01 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
07/02 – Portland, OR @ Star Theatre
07/03 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Fortune Sound Club