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WATCH // Lia Ices Shares “Creature” Video Via Nowness, Playing NXNE In Toronto This June

Birds of a Feather, Lia Ices and British born artist Tom Jean Webb (aka “Birdman”) have always shared a vested interest in weaving beautiful stories. It’s only fitting that the two artists have come together with Nowness to create a stunning video for Lia’s “Creature”, off of her recent Ices. The video, brought to life by animator Danny Burke, follows a man and woman creature as they move toward one another, their journey embodying the boundless search for love that inspired the song. Watch the video above or on Nowness alongside an exclusive interview with Lia Ices.

In addition, Lia will be performing at NXNE this summer in Toronto. Click here for more information.

Ices is available now via iTunes, Amazon, Jagjaguwar, and your local record store.

LISTEN // Viet Cong Premieres “Silhouettes” via The FADER, New Album Out 1/20, Tour Starts 1/28 At Union Pool In Brooklyn

Starting the New Year off right with a new track from Viet Cong off their upcoming self-titled album. Listen to it now via the FADER premiere, above, or here on Soundcloud and YouTube.

Pre-order the new album via SC Distribution [cassette / LP / CD bundles including poster], iTunes [get a download of “Continental Shelf” instantly], Amazon, and your local record store.

[all tix + tour dates:]

01.28.15 – Union Pool – Brooklyn, NY **
01.29.15 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
01.30.15 – Bar Le Ritz PDB – Montreal, QC ^
01.31.15 – The Garrison – Toronto, ON
02.04.15 – Oslo – London, UK
02.05.15 – The Deaf Institute – Manchester, UK
02.06.15 – Broadcast – Glasgow, UK
02.07.15 – Brudenell Social – Leeds, UK
02.08.15 – Green Door Store – Brighton, UK
02.09.15 – Le Point FMR (Ephemere) Paris, FR
02.10.15 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, NL
02.11.15 – West Germany – Berlin, DE
02.12.15 – Loppen – Copenhagen, DK
02.13.15 – Pokalen – Oslo, NO
02.14.15 – Mejeriet – Lund, SE
02.15.15 – Hafenklang – Hamburg, DE
02.16.15 – Rotown – Rotterdam, NL
02.17.15 – De Kreun – Kortrijk, BE
02.18.15 – Le Botanique – Brussels, BE
02.26.15 – Commonwealth – Calgary, AB
02.27.15 – The Artery – Edmonton, AB
02.28.15 – Amigos Cantina – Saskatoon, SK
03.03.15 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
03.05.15 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
03.06.15 – Echo – Los Angeles, CA
03.07.15 – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
03.08.15 – Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ
03.11.15 – Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
03.12.15 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
03.14.15 – Dionysus Club at Oberlin College – Oberlin, OH
03.24.15 – Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO
03.25.15 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
03.26.15 – Treefort Music Fest – Boise, ID
03.27.15 – Barboza – Seattle, WA

* w/ Ought
** w/ Honey, PC Worship
^ w/ PC Worship, Unblonde

WATCH // Sharon Van Etten Shares “Your Love Is Killing Me” Video Dir. By Sean Durkin And Feat. Carla Juri, Announces World Tour In 2015

Sharon Van Etten currently is selling out shows all across Europe (just head to her Instagram to see the results) and today she shares a long-awaited video for “Your Love Is Killing Me”, one of her most personal and critically acclaimed tracks [including receiving a Pitchfork “Best New Music” when it premiered]. Directed by Sean Durkin [Martha Marcy May Marlene, Southcliffe] and featuring Carla Juri [Wetlands], the video is more of a short film than music video and should not be missed. Watch it above or on YouTube / Vevo. For a look at behind-the-scenes photos of the shoot and more, head to Indiewire where it premiered yesterday.

If you haven’t picked up Sharon’s latest album Are We There, do yourself a favor and grab it today via SC Distribution, Amazon, iTunes, and your local record store.

Click read more to see current touring dates plus world tour shows happening in 2015.

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ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Viet Cong ‘Viet Cong’ Debut LP Out 1/20/15, Share “Continental Shelf” Via Pitchfork Premiere, Announce World Tour

We are pleased to announce we are releasing the debut LP from Calgary outfit Viet Cong, featuring former Women members Matt Flegel and Michael Wallace. Earlier this year, Mexican Summer reissued their tour-only EP Cassette and now their debut self-titled LP is out January 20th via Jagjaguwar (Canada via Flemish Eye). Get a first taste of the new LP via the exhilarating “Continental Shelf” [via Pitchfork Premiere] above or on our Soundcloud or the official lyric video on YouTube.

Pre-order the new album via SC Distribution [cassette / LP / CD bundles including poster], iTunes [get a download of “Continental Shelf” instantly], Amazon, and your local record store.

Click read more to see album art, track list, and upcoming European and North American tour dates starting in London at Total Refreshment Studios on November 18th.

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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.


[All dates + tickets here:]

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

The Motorway by The Besnard Lakes
Golden Lion by The Besnard Lakes
Boys Life by Small Black
No One Wants It To Happen To You by Small Black
Back At Belle's by Small Black
Words by Sharon Van Etten
Druganaut by Black Mountain
Black Mountain (Demo) by Black Mountain
Surrender by Briana Marela
I Don't Want to Let You Down by Sharon Van Etten
Just Like Blood by Sharon Van Etten

Necessary Evil by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Dani by Briana Marela

Boys Life by Small Black

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