To the delight of their legions of fans, influential indie rockers The Promise Ring have officially announced their reunion for two upcoming shows, as well as the release of a rarities compilation on...
Nick Diamonds Touring & Premiering His First Short Film
Nick Diamonds (aka Nick Thorburn) released his second solo album, City of Quartz, earlier this summer and is now heading out on a full North American tour in support of it. Check out the full list of the dates here, tickets are on sale now.
He will also be premiering his first short film, ‘That Dog,’ at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. Written and directed by Thorburn and starring Michael Cera, Tim Heidecker, and Natasha Leggero, the fifteen-minute film chronicles three residents of an apartment complex who "raise social awkwardness and crass insensitivity to the level of art form," according to its description. You can watch the trailer for ‘That Dog’ over on Pitchfork.
RATATAT's new album 'Magnifique' streaming now + Tour & More
RATATAT is releasing their fifth album, Magnifique, July 17 via XL Records, which includes the previously-released single Cream on Chrome.
The album is available to stream via NPR’s First Listen, listen to it in its entirety now.
RATATAT also just announced more 2015 tour dates! Full schedule here, including appearances at Capitol Hill Block Party, HARD Summer Fest and more.
Eternal Summers' new album and tour
Eternal Summers 4th studio album, Gold and Stone is out next week. This week, it’s streaming over at the New York Times Press Play, “Eternal Summers just sounds better when the sun is out. The hazy, bleached guitar textures and the floating melodies on this trio’s fourth album are readymade for the car trip to the beach this June.”
The band was also just named an “Artist You Need To Know” by Rolling Stone, “Sun-drenched, shimmery crush-pop with hooks to spare. Eternal Summers burrow deeper into feedback-drenched guitars and just-sweet-enough vocals, displaying a newfound urgency.”
Pitchfork reviewed the new album, noting "Gold and Stone [...] is the latest testament to their ever-broadening range." Read the full album review now.
Gold and Stone, out June 2nd on Kanine Records, is available for pre-order now. Eternal Summers is touring in support of this album, shows starting this week. Check out the full list of dates here.
Stream Nick Diamonds' "Witch Window"
Nick Diamonds (of Islands and Unicorns) is releasing his second solo album City Of Quartz as a follow up to the 2011 Bandcamp release Am An Attic. City Of Quartz is out June 16th via Manque Music and available for on pre-order now.
Nick premiered the second track "Witch Window" off the upcoming album earlier this week. It is currently available to stream on Stereogum.
Liturgy released their third full album, The Ark Work, last week on Thrill Jockey. It is available to order online now. Be sure to also check out their video for the single " Quetzalcoatl", premiered on Decibel Magazine .
Liturgy's tour starts today. Check out the full list of dates here, including NXNE and Eaux Claires Festival. They will also be touring the West Coast with Lightning Bolt.
New album & video for Ceremony
Ceremony have announced the release of their fifth studio album, The L-Shaped Man, out May 19th on Matador Records. You can pre-order the album here.
Watch the videos for not one, but two new Ceremony songs, 'The Separation' and 'The Understanding', directed by Ross Thomas, off the upcoming album.
They have also announced a few album release shows, with more dates coming soon. Check those out here.