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WATCH // Pink Mountaintops Shares “North Hollywood Microwaves” Video Dir. By Annie Hardy Via A.V. Club Premiere, New North American Tour Dates Start 4/30

You had the chance to hear the new (beautifully filthy) track “North Hollywood Microwaves” when Stephen McBean [Black Mountain] announced a new Pink Mountaintops album Get Back will be out April 29th. Today, A.V. Club has premiered the new video for the track directed by Annie Hardy [Giant Drag] the explicit rapping maestro also featured in the song. Watch it above or here on our YouTube.

On the trippy new video Hardy says,

“I’d like to imagine I supplied at least some of the inspiration for “North Hollywood Microwaves.” I met Stephen McBean through my good friend Joe Cardamone (who produced the Pink Mountaintops LP) who always knows who to introduce to who. Joe, Stephen, Travis Keller and I met for lunch, first at my house in North Hollywood (clue 1) and on the way to Mrs Peaches Soul Food I told the car a story of a not-so-distant past that found my house (Full Psycho HQ) rocking 4 microwaves (clue 2). A few weeks later Joe told me Stephen had heard my side project PnP (a “free jizz” band of all improv music that Joe was lucky enough to record: a 51 minute freestyle musical odyssey that I’ve yet to outdo (clue 3)) and Stephen wanted me to come rap on a song. Wouldn’t you know it, I went down and threw down two mere freestyles and forgot about it until Stereogum told me they were debuting it. I asked Stephen if I could make a music video for the song and he said yes. Stephen sent me an amazing video of himself dancing which really legitimized my video. I came down with a vicious kidney infection that ended with me in the ER, which couldn’t have worked out better for the “me and Rod Stewart at the hospital” part of my freestyle. All in all I’d say this video and the experience was a great one and is just more proof that the universe is a magical place for anyone that dares to adventure… And that North Hollywood rules.”

Pre-order Get Back on iTunes, Amazon, SCD Bundle, and your local record store.



TOUR DATES:


[All dates + tickets here: jagjaguwar.com/tour]

4/30 | Gas Monkey Bar & Grill – Dallas, TX
5/01 | Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
5/02 | Austin Pysch Festival – Austin, TX
5/03 | Austin Pysch Festival – Austin, TX
5/04 | Austin Pysch Festival – Austin, TX
5/06 | Low Spirits – Albuquerque, NM
5/07 | Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
5/08 | The Western – Scottsdale, AZ
5/19 | The Crepe Place – Santa Cruz, CA
5/22 | Harpo’s Upstairs Cabaret – Victoria, BC
5/23 | The Fox – Vancouver, BC
5/25 | Sasquatch Music Festival – George, WA
5/26 | Bunk Bar – Portland, OR
5/28 | The Chapel – San Francisco, CA
5/29 | Casbah – San Diego, CA
5/30 | The Echo – Los Angeles, CA

6/06 | Ghent, BE – DOK
6/07 | Eindhoven, NL – Eindhoven Psychlab
6/08 | Beverungen, DE – Orange Blossom Special
6/09 | Hamburg, DE – Knust
6/10 | Berlin, DE – Privatclub
6/11 | Schorndorf, DE – Manufaktur
6/12 | Geneve, CH – PTR Usine
6/13 | Luzern, CH – B-Sides Festival
6/14 | Brescia, IT – No Silenz Preview
6/17 | Paris, FR – La Fleche d’Or
6/18 | London, UK – Corsica Studios
6/20 | Charleroi, BE – Fete de la Musique Festival
6/21 | Hilvarenbeek, NL – Best Kept Secret Festival
7/13 | Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Blues Fest
8/29 | Dorset, UK – End of the Road Festival
8/30 | Manchester, UK – Roadhouse
8/31 | Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
9/01 | Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
9/02 | Brighton, UK – Green Dore Store

ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Unknown Mortal Orchestra Announces Acoustic ‘Blue Record’ EP, Out 10/29

It’s been a very big year for UMO including the release of their LP, II, a performance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon in February, and they just finished up a huge summer tour!

Today we are proud to announce the release of UMO’s Blue Record on October 29th, an acoustic album expanding on II and including a cover of Dirty Projectors‘ “Swing Lo Magellan” which you can listen to ABOVE or HERE on YouTube. Copies of the special blue colored vinyl will be available ahead of the digital release on the upcoming US tour.

Read more to see album art, track list, and all the dates of their upcoming US tour!
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WATCH // Volcano Choir Premieres Official “Byegone” Video, Pre-Order Limited Edition Clear ‘Repave’ Vinyl LP

Volcano Choir fans, the September release of Repave feels like it just around the corner. Today the group premieres another vision from the album with the official video to the album’s first single, “Byegone”. They recruited Japanese video artist Michinori Saigo to create a mesmerizing visual for the single, previously working with him as the director of on their “Island, IS” video. According to the band, Michinori is, “a guy on the other side of the world, with different ideas and a different perspective, that somehow captures exactly what we want to say.”

You can watch the video for “Byegone” above or on VEVO’s website HERE and then peep the limited edition clear vinyl version of the album BELOW including a list of Fall tour dates for Volcano Choir through the Midwest and East Coast.

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4/20 – The High Holy GAYNGS Day

4/20 is here! The holiest of holidays for GAYNGS. Today marks the first day of pre-orders for Relayted.

The CD and LP are really impressive – I took a picture of the LP here (same as the cd only…LP sized).  The angle is a little weird because I didn’t want the internet to see my reflection in the GOLD FOIL, but trust me, shit is gold.  The second is the magical watercolor gatefold – it’s like a Where’s Waldo of your favorite GAYNGS members!

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Pre-orders all come with an instant download of Relayted.

Click here to pre-order GAYNGS Relayted!

Curious about this record before you order?

Stream the record at the fine Minneapolis station, The Current!

Last week, Stereogum debuted Relayted’s “Faded High,” the great I-Want-Your-Body-On-Me jam with a million notches on our Itunes playlist. The mp3 is now available for download on the Jagjaguwar site.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD “FADED HIGH”

The entire GAYNGS crew, rumored to be closing in at 24 people including Solid Gold, POS, Ryan Olson, Justin Vernon, Mike Noyce and Megafaun, will be performing at a unique event at 1st Avenue in Minneapolis on Friday, May 14th: The Last Prom on Earth.

There will be two record release performances – one at 5pm that is all ages and a boozier, 21+ version at 10pm. Passes are available at ticketmaster here and here.

How Can You Really by Foxygen
Cosmic Vibrations by Foxygen
Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves
Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices
Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black
North Hollywood Microwaves by Pink Mountaintops
Fire-scene by S. Carey
Crown the Pines by S. Carey

Higher by Lia Ices

Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves

City Wrecker by Moonface

How Can You Really by Foxygen

Angel Olsen
Stockholm, SE - Kagelbanan  w/ Rodrigo Amarante

Pink Mountaintops
Vittorio Veneto, IT - Bianconiglio

S. Carey
Kansas City, MO - The recordBar

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