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Foxygen Proclaim Themselves The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, Dates w/ Of Montreal

You’ve been asking, now here it is! Rock’n’roll babies, Foxygen, bring your their debut full-length, We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic. It’s the follow-up to their critically acclaimed mini-album released this past summer.

Produced by the lovely Richard Swift, the new album was recorded at his National Freedom studio earlier this year and done so in an act of intergalatic kindness. Foxygen tell us each song is a message of peace delivered from cosmic beings, who use Rado and France as their earthly messengers. Pitchfork premiered the first single, “Shuggie,” this morning >>> listen below!

The Foxygen fun doesn’t stop with the audio. These rock scientists are headed out on tour with Of Montreal and we couldn’t be more excited for the pairing! Before they join up with our Polyvinyl friends, they’ll head to New York City for dates at CMJ. See the full schedule below.

 
TOUR DATES:
10/16/12 New York, NYMercury Lounge (Aquarium Drunkard Showcase)
10/19/12 New York, NYPianos (Deli NYC Showcase)
12/08/12 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom w/ Of Montreal
12/09/12 Chicago, ILMetro w/ Of Montreal
12/10/12 Cleveland, OHBeachland Ballroom w/ Of Montreal
12/11/12 New York City, NYWebster Hall w/ Of Montreal
12/12/12 Boston, MAParadise w/ Of Montreal
12/13/12 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theatre w/ Of Montreal
12/14/12 Washington, DC9:30 Club w/ Of Montreal
12/15/12 Carrboro, NCCat’s Cradle w/ Of Montreal

Dinosaur Jr. On Tour Now, ‘I Bet On Sky’ Still Shredding

Dinosaur Jr.’s record, I Bet On Sky, came out last week! It’s the third album since the reuniting of the original three. In his 7.9 review, Pitchfork’s Brandon Stosuy recently shared some words on the album. He starts at Dinosaur Jr.’s early beginning and moves us quickly through a brief history, showing us the evolution of the new work >>> the review.

“It’s a subtle shift, but this is neither a move away from their sound nor toward the raging rock of old (even with all those warm-and-fuzzy Mascis guitar solos). In the sprawling, happy anthem “I Know It Oh So Well”, Mascis asks, “Is there light ahead?” Judging from the music here, the answer is a resounding yes.” – Pitchfork

J Mascis recently gave an interview at CBC Music. Is Mascis jazzed about the direction of Dino these days? Head to CBC to find out.

“‘Gene Simmons once said that to me,’ Mascis reveals. ‘That was pretty exciting. I was on a Kiss compilation and he said, ‘Everyone’s really jazzed that Dinosaur Jr.’s gonna be on this compilation.’ So, I think of Gene Simmons when I hear that word.’”

Last, but certainly not least –> DINOSAUR JR. IS ON TOUR! They’re currently working a three day stint at Toronto’s Lee’s Palace and then off into the great wild they go! Check out all the tour dates HERE.

Foxygen To Tour with Moonface & La Sera, Download New Track

Newly signed Foxygen will hit the road later this summer with La Sera and labelmate Moonface. See full list of tour dates below. The West Coast tour is in support of the band’s first release, Take The Kids Off Broadway, out July 24. Since debuting last month with “Make It Known,” the first single from their mini-album, blogs and fans alike have been quick to acknowledge Foxygen’s unique sound. You can download a second track from the mini-album below! Pitchfork premiered “Waitin’ 4 U” yesterday, describing the song as “multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Rado and singer Sam France mining at vintage glam and pop sounds from what sounds like the inside of a cardboard box.”

Pre-order Foxygen’s Take The Kids Off Broadway HERE.

TOUR DATES
07/05/12 Santa Ana, CA – The Constellation Room w/ Bass Drum of Death & DZ Deathrays
07/19/12 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar w/ La Sera & Magic Trick & DJ Mario Orduno
07/20/12 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo w/ La Sera & Magic Trick
07/25/12 Gottage Grove, OR – Axe & Fiddle
07/26/12 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge w/ La Sera & Magic Trick
07/27/12 Seattle, WA – Barboza w/ La Sera & Magic Trick
07/28/12 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret w/ La Sera & Magic Trick
07/29/12 Olympia, WA – Northern
08/07/12 San Franciso, CA – Brick and Mortar Music Hall w/ Dylan Shearer
09/11/12 Sacramento, CA – Luigi’s Slice & Fungarden w/ Moonface
09/12/12 San Francisco , CA – The Independent w/ Moonface
09/13/12 Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place w/ Moonface
09/14/12 Visalia, CA – Cellar Door
09/15/12 Las Vegas , NV – Beauty Bar w/ Moonface
09/16/12 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress w/ Moonface
09/17/12 Phoenix, AZ – The Rhythm Room w/ Moonface
09/19/12 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo w/ Moonface

Pre-Order New Moonface Album, MP3 Available for Download

Moonface’s With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery is officially available for pre-order. Best part? Starting today when you pre-order the album, you’ll receive an instant digital download. That’s right; you DO NOT have to wait until April 17th to hear the ENTIRE record. The deluxe bundle features the record on both cd and vinyl formats, a limited 7″ with two previously unreleased songs and a poster with album art. What are you waiting for? Pre-order the album HERE.

A new song from the forthcoming album, “Headed For the Door,” premiered on Pitchfork today. Listen and download below!

Will Sheff on Pitchfork’s 5-10-15-20

Okkervil River’s Will Sheff has a pair of interviews running right now – great Friday afternoon reading material! First you can catch up with his 5-10-15-20 interview on Pitchfork, where he talks about the music he listened to growing up and which comes with a soundtrack of Van Morrison, Everything but the Girl, Sinead O’Connor and other excellent tunage. Then flip the script & watch him dissect his own tune, “Black,” with Casey Jarman of Willamette Week in their Deep Cuts column.

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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