THE HOLD STEADY NEW ALBUM OUT TODAY

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THRASHING THRU THE PASSION PAIRS FIVE BRAND NEW SONGS

ALONGSIDE FIVE DIGITALLY RELEASED BETWEEN

NOVEMBER 2017 AND MARCH 2019

The Hold Steady's new record, Thrashing Thru The Passion, is out today. Thrashing Thru The Passion is the band's seventh studio album and collects five new songs recorded this year alongside five acclaimed ones released digitally between November 2017 and March 2019. The album was recorded at The Isokon in Woodstock, NY with producer Josh Kaufman and engineer D. James Goodwin. Additional performers include Stuart Bogie, Dave Nelson, Jordan McLean and Michael Leonhart on horns and Annie Nero on backup vocals. You can listen to Thrashing Thru The Passion here.

The Hold Steady has begun celebrating Thrashing Thru The Passion with "Constructive Summer 2019," a series of live show weekends across the United States. The band just started their run at Seattle, WA's Crocodile (August 15-17). Up next is Chicago, IL's Thalia Hall and Empty Bottle (August 22-24), Nashville, TN's Basement East (September 5-7), Boston, MA's The Sinclair (September 12-15), and the fourth annual "Massive Nights" event at NY's Brooklyn Bowl (December 4-7). For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.theholdsteady.net/#shows.

The Hold Steady is made up of: Bobby Drake (drums), Craig Finn (vocals), Tad Kubler (guitar, vocals), Franz Nicolay (keyboards), Galen Polivka (bass), and Steve Selvidge (guitar, vocals).

Thrashing Thru The Passion Track Listing:

  1. Denver Haircut

  2. Epaulets

  3. You Did Good Kid

  4. Traditional Village

  5. Blackout Sam

  6. Entitlement Crew

  7. T-Shirt Tux

  8. Star 18

  9. The Stove & The Toaster

  10. Confusion in the Marketplace

THE HOLD STEADY LIVE SHOWS 2019

AUGUST

15-17 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile (Aug 17 SOLD OUT)

22 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall

23 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle - SOLD OUT

24 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall - SOLD OUT

SEPTEMBER

5-7 - Nashville, TN - Basement East

12-15 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair (Sept 13 & 14 SOLD OUT)

DECEMBER

4-7 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl - (December 7 SOLD OUT)

"What does this mean for this band moving forward...especially when you have songs this good." -NPR

"A shockingly fun return-to-form collection of sad-sack storytelling." -Rolling Stone

"The total effect of Thrashing Thru The Passion is that of The Hold Steady at their most casual and confident, tossing off these songs that would be tour de forces for anyone else as if they have a bushelful of them just hanging around the studio." -American Songwriter

"A loose, welcome return." -AV Club

"They've never been so streamlined and Craig Finn hasn't been so funny in years." -Philadelphia Inquirer

"It seems their new approach to band life is yielding some pretty great results...reminds you of the band's glory days...It's the shortest album they've ever written, and it zips by with no filler." -Brooklyn Vegan

"You don't listen to Hold Steady albums, you live in them. On their seventh album they further cement their punk poet laureate credentials. -The Guardian (4 stars)

CONNECT WITH THE HOLD STEADY:

Website ** Facebook ** Instagram ** Twitter



Press Contacts:

Ken Weinstein weinstein@bighassle.com & Michael Eisele michael@bighassle.com





FRENCHKISS RECORDS 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

FKR20 PARTY TO BE HELD OCTOBER 12 AT BROOKLYN’S ELSEWHERE; LES SAVY FAV, THE DODOS (PLAYING VISITER IN ITS ENTIRETY) , ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER, DIET CIG SET TO PERFORM.  MORE CONFIRMATIONS COMING

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2019 sees NYC-based esteemed indie label Frenchkiss Records celebrate their 20 anniversary.  Founded in 1999 by Syd Butler, the label has been called home by some of the most celebrated artists of the last 2 decades including The Hold Steady, The Antlers, Passion Pit, The Drums, Bloc Party, The Dodos, Local Natives and Butler’s own band Les Savy Fav. To mark this momentous occasion the label will be throwing a party on October 12 at Elsewhere in Brooklyn, NY. Confirmed to perform are The Dodos (who will be playing Visiter in its entirety and at additional dates listed below), Eleanor Friedberger, Diet Cig and Les Savy Fav with more artists to be announced soon. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, July 26th, 2019.

FKR20 will also be celebrated by the release of a handful of catalog reissues.  This series kicked off with the March re-release of Hospice, the seminal album from The Antlers with more to be announced.


From his early days, following with zeal his native D.C.’s Dischord Records; to his two decades simultaneously helming his beloved New York City label Frenchkiss Records while playing with his celebrated band, Les Savy Fav; to one of  his current day jobs playing bass in the 8G Band on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Syd Butler’s idealized vision of a music community is one in which everyone represents each other. 

Today Frenchkiss Records is home to The Hold Steady, Les Savy Fav, Eleanor Friedberger, Diet Cig, Valley Maker, Twen, Miss June, and Future Generations.

This year, as Frenchkiss is set to celebrate their twentieth anniversary, Butler’s vision for the label he used to run by himself out of his apartment - one that became an international operation and a bastion for ferociously independent artists over the last two decades - remains the same. With criteria as simple as finding bands and artists the label believes in, Frenchkiss Records’ ethos and ideals are no different now then they were back in August of 1999 when Butler started the label.

The label’s ethos of eschewing any one scene in favor of being “cool band-oriented” has continued to manifest through its disparate and ever-growing roster. 

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ABOUT FRENCHKISS RECORDS 

Syd Butler has always been looking for a community and in August of 1999 he received a credit card in the mail.  Almost on the spot he decided to start a record label giving a home to the second full-length by his own band, Brooklyn art punks Les Savy Fav. His nascent label’s roster soon began to fill as Les Savy Fav toured around America, and Butler discovered new and exciting bands on a nightly basis.

“We’d see other bands on tour like Lifter Puller and we would just put out their record,” says Butler. “We were never scene-oriented. We were good band-oriented. It was like the island of misfit records. All these bands that didn’t really have homes, we wanted to give them a home.”

The releases rolled out as they could over the next few years, with Butler using whatever proceeds one record made to help finance the next. If a certain record never made it into the black, Butler would use some combination of credit lines and the occasional loan from friends and family to finance more releases. 


Early Frenchkiss bands like Ex Models or S PRCSS would be ecstatic to sell a thousand copies. It was a one-person, hand-to-mouth operation. 

That is until everyone started talking about The Hold Steady’s debut. 

Released in March of 2004, Almost Killed Me had built some buzz around the band’s stomping grounds of Brooklyn and in their hometown of Minneapolis, but it wasn’t until that year’s end that things started to boil over nationally. With a glowing year-end review from noted critic Rob Sheffield and sudden and unexpected inclusion on myriad year-end lists, The Hold Steady seemed to blow up overnight, somehow on the back of a record that had been out for nine months. 


Fortuitously, the band had spent much of 2004 working on their follow-up, which allowed them to capitalize on this sudden and unexpected rush of attention. Excitement and anticipation were high when the band released Separation Sunday in May of 2005. The band appeared on the cover of the Village Voice, had major features in national publications and was suddenly indie rock’s group du jour. 


In the wake of the success of Separation Sunday, Frenchkiss became a proper operation, with Butler hiring a full-time publicist and young label manager Paul Hanly, who helps run Frenchkiss to this day and whom Butler calls both his “right and left arm.”


Butler also credits his long-term partner, the actress Amy Carlson, with steering Frenchkiss during this exciting and tempestuous time.

“Since the genesis of the label, Amy has been a major contributor, partner and guiding force,” Butler says. “During the lean years, Amy supported the label financially patching together funds from her many acting jobs. She also jumped in to help whenever it needed, whether it was filing in when there were lapses in personnel, or helping with creative decisions.”

Carlson helped open Butler’s eyes to the nitty-gritty side of self-employment; how to balance a checkbook, how to pay off credit cards and, eventually, how to run a staff. 


“As an actress, she’s always had to do it all,” Butler says. “She had to run her own finances, she had to be on top of all of the stuff a punk rock kid like me never thought about.”


She even started the band Office Romance alongside Butler and Les Savy Fav guitarist Seth Jabour, the nexus of which can be traced to her love of the holiday season.


With newfound success behind The Hold Steady, noted distributors started sniffing around Frenchkiss, who had previously distributed their records via an ever-evolving series of one-off distribution deals. Butler soon built a much more focused, albeit patchwork network of distribution with Caroline handling Frenchkiss’s physical distro and The Orchard overseeing their digital catalog. 


With a label that was nimble enough to sign exciting new bands quickly, flush with enough cash flow to offer deals that were extremely artist-friendly and owned by a member of one of indie rock’s most respected and beloved groups, Frenchkiss’s roster began to grow. 


New Frenchkiss bands like Dodos, The Drums and The Antlers were capitalizing on the reach of the internet and the growing influence of upstart tastemaking sites like Pitchfork and Gorilla vs. Bear. And while these groups had little in common aesthetically, they all shared the same common thread that their disparate forebears like The Hold Steady, Les Savy Fav and Ex Models did in the decade prior: they were all a part of Syd Butler’s idealized community. 


It was a community that expanded rapidly shortly after Butler drove up to Boston to check out a new band that almost no one had heard of in mid-2008. 


With about fifteen people other in a small club, Butler was blown away by the group and after two short weeks of negotiating, Michael Angelakos and his Passion Pit project became members of the Frenchkiss roster. 


Heralding a new era of indie music, one that shifted its focus to more electronic-oriented sounds and dancefloor-ready tunes, Passion Pit’s star exploded almost immediately. 


“Within two weeks of (the band’s first single) “Sleepyhead,” they became too big for us to handle,” says Butler. That single helped propel Passion Pit’s debut album, Manners, to Frenchkiss’s then-strongest chart showing, when it debuted at number fifty-one. 


The label’s ethos of eschewing any one scene in favor of being “cool band-oriented” continued to manifest through its disparate and ever-growing roster. Bands like Freelance Whales, 1,2,3, Cut Off Your Hands and Bloc Party were all welcomed into the fold, many of which helped to blur the lines of genre that, thanks in large part to Frenchkiss’s efforts, have become less rigid than ever today. 


For Butler, everything culminated in the signing and success of L.A.-based band Local Natives, as they’d always envisioned for his record label. 

There was no adjective that could readily describe Local Natives. They were a group of friends, borne from a vibrant musical community in L.A.’s Silverlake neighborhood, who wrote songs that thrilled and excited Butler. They were everything he looked for in a Frenchkiss band. 


“That was the pinnacle of everything,” he says. “They were a massive band that wrote beautiful songs with radio capability who carried this indie credibility. And both of their albums selling more than 100,000 copies each is such a point of pride for us.”

In 2014, Butler’s phone buzzed out of the blue. A producer of Late Night With Seth Meyers was calling. Butler had come recommended by his longtime friend and new Late Night bandleader, comedian Fred Armisen, the producer said. He then asked if Butler would be interested in joining Armisen along with some other punk and indie-rock luminaries , Eli Janney from Girls against Boys, Marnie Stern, and les savy fav bandmate Seth Jabour for a full-time job playing in Seth Meyers’ house band. 

Right around that time, Frenchkiss was finalizing a deal for their longtime distributor, The Orchard, to purchase the label fully. The timing was ideal, as The Orchard planned to let Butler continue to operate his label as he always did; with an eye toward building the community he’d always wanted. 

Taking even more of the day-to-day operations off of his plate, Butler was able to focus his energies on finding good bands and, now, becoming the house bass player on a late night television show. 

More than a new job, however, Butler saw his Meyers gig as the manifestation of the community he’d been building over the previous two decades. 

“Seth Meyers is kind of the yield of everything that Frenchkiss stands for,” Butler says. “It’s this community that we’ve developed over the last twenty years. From Les Savy Fav’s friendship with Fred (Armisen) has come this amazing opportunity to make music with these people every single day.

“I won the golden ticket.” 

DEBUT ALBUM BAD LUCK PARTY TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 6 VIA FRENCHKISS RECORDS; BAND SHARES NEW SINGLE “ENEMIES”

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New Zealand’s Miss June is excited to announce the forthcoming release of their debut album.  Entitled Bad Luck Party, the LP will be released on September 6 via Frenchkiss Records.   Today they share the newest single “Enemies” by way of a video directed by Dylan Pharazyn. He notes, “the track gets at that feeling of instability in a relationship when there’s full on confusion around who your friends are or who you are... reality runs amok.  I started to imagine this full throttle dream sequence in which a young couple bash through a bizarre night. As they find new places, they encounter strangers who at first seem normal become weird and dangerous creep characters… or ENEMIES. I felt like this erratic narrative had a powerful connection with the song - fast  and heavy in a super off-kilter way. Watch Enemies here


Pre-order  Bad Luck Party here

Previous to “Enemies,” Miss June released a double A-sided 7” consisting of “Best Girl” b/w “Twitch.”  The New York Times labeled “Best Girl” a, "...nod back at a pantheon of powerful statements and sounds...but calibrated for 2019 ears craving a clever, irresistible outlet." Consequence of Sound said it is, “a bolstered, anthemic pop-punk jam for the next generation” and in the UK BBC Radio 1 said “a creative forward thinking piece of punk music… this band are brilliant.” Find the 7” HERE


Raised in the embers of punk rock and described as “some unholy union between Sonic Youth and Le Tigre,” the Auckland four piece harness jagged, noisy guitars filtered through the unrivalled stage presence of front-person Annabel Liddel, guitarist Jun Park, bass player Chris Marshall and drummer Tom Leggett.


The band has built a reputation for fierce, formidable and head-spinning live shows which have caught the attention of acts like The Foo Fighters, Shellac, Wolf Alice, Idles and Die! Die! Die!, who have all eagerly harnessed their support on stage.   The band recently made their first trip to the U.S. and played to packed rooms across New York City and in Los Angeles.  The band will be back stateside in the Fall with dates to be announced soon. 


Combining elements of post-punk, no-wave and rock, Miss June hold close their DIY roots while creating a blistering, reckless sound full of melodic hooks and overdriven riffs that are at once immediately recognizable and yet entirely their own.  

Bad Luck Party Tracklisting:   

1. Twitch

2. Best Girl

3. Two Hits

4. Anomaly

5. Orchid 

6. Double Negative 

7. Enemies

8. Aquarium 

9. Scorpio

10. Please Waste My Time

11. Polio

Find Miss June here:

Website ** Instagram ** Facebook

For more information please contact Lisa Gottheil at Grandstand Media 






THE HOLD STEADY’S NEW ALBUM OUT AUGUST 16

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THRASHING THRU THE PASSION PAIRS FIVE BRAND NEW SONGS

ALONGSIDE FIVE DIGITALLY RELEASED BETWEEN 

NOVEMBER 2017 AND MARCH 2019 

FIRST SONG, “DENVER HAIRCUT,” AVAILABLE NOW 

ALBUM PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW

LIVE SCHEDULE INCLUDES WEEKENDS

IN SEATTLE, CHICAGO, NASHVILLE AND BOSTON 

FOURTH ANNUAL “MASSIVE NIGHTS” CELEBRATION SET FOR DECEMBER 4-7

AT NY’S BROOKLYN BOWL

(New York, NY) The Hold Steady are releasing their new album, Thrashing Thru The Passion,via Frenchkiss Records on Friday, August 16. The Hold Steady’s seventh studio album is available now for pre-order. Fans can also receive access to exclusive album bundles, including such extras as limited edition clear vinyl, poster, lithograph and enamel pin set. All pre-orders will come with a free download of the new song, “Denver Haircut,” which is also availablenow at all DSPs.

“’Denver Haircut’ is a story about a guy who has chance meet up that takes him to a few different locations before leaving him alone and cashless in a strange hotel room,” says the band’s lead singer Craig Finn. “Steve Selvidge (guitarist) brought in the music to this song and everyone felt it immediately, it was really fun to play. The story unfolded quickly too. When recording, we remarked that it sounded like it could kick off an album…and so here we are.”

PRE-ORDERTHRASHING THRU THE PASSION

 

LISTENTO “DENVER HAIRCUT” 

Thrashing Thru The Passioncollects five new songs recorded this year alongside five acclaimed ones released digitally between November 2017 and March 2019. The album was recorded at The Isokon in Woodstock, NY with producer Josh Kaufman and engineer D. James Goodwin. Additional performers include Stuart Bogie, Dave Nelson, Jordan McLean and Michael Leonhart on horns and Annie Nero on backup vocals.

"I’ve been saying for a few years now - since Franz came back- that this six piece lineup of The Hold Steady is the best band we’ve ever been,” says Finn. “The new songs recorded by this version of the band are super exciting to us. It’s been a very fun and creative period for The Hold Steady.”

 

The Hold Steady will celebrate Thrashing Thru The Passionwith “Constructive Summer 2019,” a series of live show weekends across the United States. These weekends take place in Seattle, WA’s The Crocodile (August 15-17), Chicago, IL’s Thalia Hall and Empty Bottle (August 22-24), Nashville, TN’s Basement East (September 5-7), Boston, MA’s The Sinclair (September 12-15), and the fourth annual “Massive Nights” event at NY’s Brooklyn Bowl (December 4-7). For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.theholdsteady.net/#shows.

 

The Hold Steady is: Bobby Drake (drums), Craig Finn (vocals), Tad Kubler (guitar, vocals), Franz Nicolay (keyboards), Galen Polivka (bass), and Steve Selvidge (guitar, vocals).

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THE HOLD STEADY LIVE SHOWS 2019

 

AUGUST

15-17 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile

 

22 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall

23 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle – SOLD OUT

24 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall – SOLD OUT

 

SEPTEMBER

5-7 – Nashville, TN – Basement East

12-15 – Boston, VA – The Sinclair

 

DECEMBER

4-7 - Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl – (December 7 SOLD OUT)

 

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THE HOLD STEADY

THRASHING THRU THE PASSION

(Frenchkiss Records)

Release Date: August 16, 2019

 

TRACKLISTING:

1. Denver Haircut

2. Epaulets

3. You Did Good Kid

4. Traditional Village

5. Blackout Sam

6. Entitlement Crew

7. T-Shirt Tux

8. Star 18

9. The Stove & The Toaster

10. Confusion In The Marketplace

 

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CONNECT WITH THE HOLD STEADY:
https://www.theholdsteady.net/

https://www.facebook.com/TheHoldSteady/

https://twitter.com/theholdsteady

https://www.instagram.com/theholdsteady

 

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Press contacts:

Ken Weinstein

weinstein@bighassle.com

 

Michael Eisele

michael@bighassle.com

 

TWEN ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM, SHARE LEAD SINGLE AND VIDEO FOR “DAMSEL” VIA i-D Awestruck out September 20th via Frenchkiss

 

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“Nashville-via-Boston duo Twen grew out of the DIY punk scene. The band have maintained that scrappy sensibility…[on ‘Waste’], lead vocalist Jane Fitzsimmons shouts over an extremely catchy but hard-hitting melody, “I make you wanna be someone. I make you want to waste it, I make you wanna waste some time.” The harmonies kind of remind me of early Tegan And Sara with a fuzzy edge.” - Stereogum

 

"It’s rare to find a band this fully-formed from the start, which is precisely why Twen feels so essential." - Uproxx 

"’Waste’ is an arresting introduction to Twen’s genre-defying sound, blending elements of psych rock and dream pop to make a sunny and energetic mélange, like surf rock a la Sunflower Bean. Theirs is the kind of timeless rock that leaves room for introspection and escapism both, conjuring infectious hooks without ever sacrificing texture." - Paste 

“[‘Waste’ is a’] catchy debut singles” - Brooklyn Vegan 

“TWEN show they are clearly a band to keep an eye on with ‘Waste.’" - Substream


Twen came up in the Boston DIY punk scene, kicking off two straight years of touring in 2017 with nothing but a live EP from the band’s first-ever performance. Now based in Nashville, Twen announce their explosive debut album Awestruck. Featuring their first two studio singles “Waste” and “Holy River” which received praise from the likes of NPR, Stereogum, Paste, Brooklyn Vegan, Uproxx, Under The Radar and more, Awestruck is a time capsule two years in the making and recorded in different locations along the way. Though unabashedly indie rock, Twen’s songs genre-bend from shoe-gaze-sized walls of sound to Beatle-esque call-and-response harmonies, while frontperson Jane Fitzsimmons’ voice weaves through guitarist Ian Jones’ guitar lines with Cocteau Twin’s inspired flair, giving breath of ethereal mysticism across the album. Awestruck will be out on September 20th via Frenchkiss - pre-order HERE.


Today Twen share the album’s massive, sun-drenched lead single “Damsel.” Listen to the song, check out the video and read an interview with the band exclusively on i-D HERE.


Twen is, of course, on the road now in support of White Reaper. The band headlines Union Pool in Brooklyn tonight as well. See below to find a show near you, and get your tickets HERE.

 

What’s a touring band without a record? For the past two years, Twen - led by Jane Fitzsimmons and guitarist Ian Jones - has been re-defining what a touring band looks like in an age of homogeneous pop crafted for streaming consumption, touring endlessly and perfecting a raw and mesmerizing live show without a proper release in tow. With DIY at the core of the band’s ethos, the two Twen masterminds have run Airbnbs while touring, played in exchange for skydiving, screen printed self-designed merch items by hand, and booked their own tours.

 

Disregarding music industry order-of-operations, Twen defied the mold through their Twen Live cassette release in 2017. Recorded from their first performance (ever) in a Boston basement, the 5-song EP is their only recorded music prior to their upcoming debut release.

Twen’s years-in-the-making live performance is built upon a classic rock setup of vocals, guitar, bass, and drums. With the foundation of Jones and Fitzsimmons, the band has cycled through rhythm players; often to keep up with their packed schedule. Life on the road is hard to maintain, especially when the only mechanism for spreading your music time-warps to an archaic traveling band.


Despite the band's strange start, promise grows with each step Twen takes. The freedom and chaos brought on by their nomadic roots leaks into their live performance, only to saturate further with time. With touring now defining how a rock band can earn keep in 2019, Twen represents a refreshing antidote in an increasingly digital world. Awestruck serves as their digital flag, a compressed promise of the joyous energy that awaits in their tours and records to come.

Tracklisting

  1. Awestruck

  2. Damsel

  3. Honey Smacks

  4. Long Time

  5. Make Hard

  6. Baptism

  7. Holy River

  8. Waste

  9. Azkaban

  10. Horseblood

Tour dates

6/20: Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool (headline) ^

6/21: Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall*

6/22: Somerville, MA – Once Ballroom

6/23: Baltimore, MD – Ottobar*

6/25: Raleigh, NC – Kings*

6/26: Asheville, NC – The Mothlight*

6/27: Athens, GA – Rooftop@ Georgia Theatre

6/29: Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall*

6/30: Chicago, IL – Sleeping Village

* with White Reaper

^ with special guests Miss June

 

MISS JUNE SIGNS WITH FRENCHKISS RECORDS & REVEALS NEW SINGLE “BEST GIRL”

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The latest export from New Zealand is coming to us by way of Auckland band Miss June.   Described as “some unholy union between Sonic Youth and Le Tigre,” the four piece harness jagged, noisy guitars filtered through the unrivalled stage presence of front-person Annabel Liddel, guitarist Jun Park, bass player Chris Marshall and drummer Tom Leggett.   Today the band share their newest single “Best Girl” which they note, “is an anthem for anyone who has been misled from birth, into battle for a spot that doesn’t exist.”  Listen to the track here via a video directed by Ch’lita Collins and shot in Auckland.   


Purchase/stream “Best Girl” here:  https://orcd.co/mjbestgirl

Miss June have recently signed to NYC’s Frenchkiss Records and on June 10 the label will release a double a-side 7” consisting of today’s single and the previously released “Twitch.”   


The band has built a reputation for fierce, formidable and head-spinning live shows which have caught the attention of acts like The Foo Fighters, Shellac, Wolf Alice, Idles and Die! Die! Die!, who have all eagerly harnessed their support on stage.  Next month will see them bring this party to UK and US for shows in London, New York City and Los Angeles.  All dates are here with more to be confirmed:


6/11 - Old Blue Last - London, UK

6/12 - The Windmill - London, UK

6/15 - Bushstock Festival - London, UK

6/17 - Elsewhere (Zone One) - Brooklyn, NY

6/18 - Berlin - New York City, NY

6/20 - Union Pool - Brooklyn, NY (w/ Twen)

6/21 - La Cita, Los Angeles, CA (Punky Reggae Party)

6/24 - The Avalon - Los Angeles, CA (School Night Party)

Combining elements of post-punk, no-wave and rock, Miss June hold close their DIY roots while creating a blistering, reckless sound full of melodic hooks and overdriven riffs that are at once immediately recognizable and yet entirely their own.  


Early praise for Miss June & “Best Girl”

“A creative forward thinking piece of punk music… this band are brilliant” - BBC Radio 1

Find Miss June here:

Website ** Instagram ** Facebook



For more information please contact Lisa Gottheil at Grandstand Media


TWEN SHARES DEBUT SINGLE, ANNOUNCES SUPPORT TOUR WITH WHITE REAPER + SIGNS TO FRENCHKISS RECORDS

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Nashville by-way-of Boston DIY punk scene band Twen release their massive debut single today, alongside the announcements of signing to Frenchkiss and a support tour with White Reaper. The hard-hitting “Waste” - which showcases the band’s captivating balance between lightness and darkness, where catchy punk and dream pop seamlessly blends with heavy psych-rock undertones - is about fighting the relentless voices of self-doubt that play on loop in your head. Those doubts fall away as lead vocalist Jane Fitzsimmons shouts into the void: “I make you wanna be someone. I make you want to waste it, I make you wanna waste some time.”  Check out the song via Stereogum HERE.


Having released nothing more than a live EP from the band’s debut performance in a Boston basement, Twen - lead by Fitzsimmons and guitarist Ian Jones - has been redefining what an essentially un-streamable band looks like in an increasingly digital world. The band has been on the road non-stop touring for the past two years, perfecting a raw and mesmerizing live show - a feat few bands can muster without a proper release. With DIY at the core of the band’s ethos, the two Twen masterminds have run Airbnbs while touring, played in exchange for skydiving, screen printed self-designed merch items by hand, and booked their own tours. With touring now defining how a rock band can earn keep in 2019, Twen has no problem traveling back in time to pen their debut studio full-length, which will be announced and released later this year.

 

Though unabashedly indie rock, Twen’s songs genre-bend from shoe-gaze-sized walls of sound to Beatle-esque call-and-response vocal harmonies. While Jones’ delicate finger-picking patterns ring through fuzz and distortion, combining folk roots with in-your-face rock; Fitzsimmons’ voice weaves through guitar lines with Cocteau Twin’s inspired flair, giving breath of ethereal mysticism to any club show. The often fragmented and stream-of-consciousness lyrics are intensified by countless infectious melodies that are as timeless as they are simple.


Stay tuned for more news from Twen, including further details on their TBA debut album: https://www.twenband.com

 

Tour dates

6/13: Toledo, OH – Ottawa Tavern*

6/14: Lansing, MI – The Loft*

6/15: Lakewood, OH – Mahall’s*

6/16: Buffalo, NY – Rec Room*

6/18: Lancaster, PA – The Kaleidoscope*

6/19: Asbury Park, NJ – The Wonder Bar*

6/21: Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall*

6/23: Baltimore, MD – Ottobar*

6/25: Raleigh, NC – Kings*

6/26: Asheville, NC – The Mothlight*

6/29: Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall*

* with White Reaper

 

For more information on Twen, please contact:

Grandstand Media

Jaclyn Ulman + Nick Javier

jaclynu@grandstandhq.com + nickj@grandstandhq.com

 

 



THE ANTLERS’ HOSPICE TO BE REISSUED ON MARCH 8 VIA FRENCHKISS RECORDS / TRANSGRESSIVE

RELEASE CELEBRATES THE LP’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY

BAND TO PLAY FIRST SHOWS SINCE 2015

The Antlers are excited to announce the forthcoming vinyl reissue of their seminal album Hospice on March 8 via Frenchkiss Records / Transgressive. The reissue will mark a decade since the band first released the album that Robin Hilton @ NPR called "one of the most beautiful and moving works I've heard in a long, long time. Just astonishing." 

To celebrate the reissue, The Antlers will be performing the album in full at a handful of intimate shows in the US and Europe with dates kicking off March 19 in Seattle, WA. They play the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever on March 23 and close out the US leg with two shows at Brooklyn’s First Unitarian Church on March 30 and 31. The dates mark the first the band have played together since 2015.  All dates are listed below. 

The Antlers’ Peter Silberman statesWe’re reissuing the Hospice LP on March 8th, 2019, in honor of its tenth anniversary. It will be newly pressed on double white vinyl, with deluxe artwork and packaging courtesy of the album’s original artist, Zan Goodman. 

We’ll be playing a limited number of acoustic shows to celebrate, too. But it will be a bit different this time as the core band now consists of myself and drummer Michael Lerner— longtime multi-instrumentalist Darby Cicci is no longer with the band. 

Though we’ve pared down for the time being, these shows will feature some old friends and guests, and together we’ll perform Hospice in its entirety.

We’re truly looking forward to revisiting these old songs in a new light. 

In their 13 year history The Antlers have released 5 full-length albums. Their most recent was 2014’s Familiars. In 2017 Peter Silberman released his first solo album entitled Impermanenceon Anti- Records/ Transgressive. 

Tickets & pre-order info at www.antlersmusic.com. Tickets go on-sale this Friday, Jan 18 at 10am local time. 

  • March 17 / Seattle, WA / Fremont Abbey Arts Center

  • March 20 / Portland, OR / The Old Church

  • March 22 / San Francisco / Great American Music Hall

  • March 23 / Los Angeles, CA / Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever

  • March 26 / Boston, MA / The Sinclair

  • March 27 / Philadelphia, PA / World Café Live

  • March 28 / Washington DC / Miracle Theatre

  • March 30 / Brooklyn, NY / First Unitarian Congregational Society

  • March 31 / Brooklyn, NY / First Unitarian Congregational Society 

  • April 19 / Leeds, UK / Belgrave Music Hall

  • April 20 / Manchester, UK / The Dancehouse Theatre

  • April 21 / Glasgow, UK / St Luke’s

  • April 23 / London, UK / Union Chapel

  • April 25 / Leuven, BE / Het Depot

  • April 26 / Amsterdam, NL / Vondelkerk

  • April 28 / Copenhagen, DK / Hotel Cecil

  • April 30 / Dublin, IE / The Sugar Club

FUTURE GENERATIONS SET TO KICK OFF 2019 ON A U.S. TOUR WITH MAGIC CITY HIPPIES

FUTURE GENERATIONS SET TO KICK OFF 2019 ON A U.S. TOUR WITH

MAGIC CITY HIPPIES

DATES RUN JANUARY 10 THROUGH FEBRUARY 10

ON THE ROAD NOW WITH WILD CHILD

NEW LP LANDSCAPE OUT VIA

FRENCHKISS RECORDS

Since the release of their new album Landscape , Future Generations have spent more time in the tour van than at home. That trend will continue into 2019 as the band have just confirmed a tour of the U.S . as the support for Magic City Hippies . The dates kick off January 10 in Indianapolis and conclude February 10 in New Orleans . Along the way they will play Chicago , Seattle and Los Angeles .

Last night saw the Brooklyn band head out for an East Coast run of dates as the support for Wild Child . That tour hits Brooklyn 's Music Hall Of Williamsburg on December 7 . All Future Generation dates are listed below.

These two support tours are the follow up to a massive North American run Future Generations did around Landscape 's release where they played to packed houses from coast to coast, including a sell-out homecoming at Brooklyn 's Baby's All Right.

Landscape has enjoyed airplay from tastemaker stations such as KCRW , WFUV , WXPNand has been playlisted by Spotify for 5 of the album's tracks. Blackbook has taken note of the band's “lush synths, sumptuous harmonies and infectious hooks” and Ones To Watch note they "display a wealth of hooky melodies, which is immediately accessible for the listener at hand." Of their "Out Loud" single PopMatters said, "it's a hooky, carefree, sophisticated slice of synthpop." They recently shared a video for the album's title track -- watch it here:

The second full-length from Future Generations, Landscape emerged from the kind of playful creativity only possible among the closest collaborators. Five friends who all live together in Brooklyn, Future Generations brought  Landscape  to life by balancing their pop-minded songcraft with bursts of free-form experimentation: recording guitar riffs from the receiving end of a phone call, messing with a vintage synthesizer called the Fun Machine, building percussion tracks by sampling a batch of drum-circle recordings. So while the album’s abundance of hooky melodies makes each song immediately catchy, Landscape unfolds with an intricacy of detail that reveals more nuance and depth with every new listen.

Produced by Justin Gerrish (Vampire Weekend, Hamilton Leithauser),  Landscape  shows the sophisticated musicality that Future Generations have honed since Gore, Sansevere, and Grossman first crossed paths at Fordham.  

Eddie Gore (vocals, keys, guitar) - Mike Sansevere (synthesizer, guitar, percussion) - Eric Grossman (guitar) Devon Sheridan (bass) - Dylan Wells (percussion)

Future Generations On Tour

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  • 11.28.18 - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA *

  • 11.29.18 - Songbirds - Chattanooga, GA *

  • 11.30.18 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC *

  • 12.1.18 - Metro Gallery - Baltimore, MD *

  • 12.3.18 - Higher Ground - Burlington, VT *

  • 12.4.18 - Royale - Boston, MA *

  • 12.5.18 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA *

  • 12.7.18 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY *

  • 12.9.18 - Lee's Palace - Toronto, ON *

  • 1.10.19 - The Hi-Fi - Indianapolis, IN ^

  • 1.11.19 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL ^

  • 1.12.19 - 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN ^

  • 1.13.19 - Vaudeville Mews - Des Moines, IA ^

  • 1.15.19 - The Waiting Room - Omaha, NE ^

  • 1.17.19 - Fox Theatre - Boulder, CO ^

  • 1.18.19 - Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO ^

  • 1.19.19 - The State Room - Salt Lake City, UT ^

  • 1.20.19 - The Olympic - Boise, ID ^

  • 1.23.19 - The Rialto - Bozeman, MT ^

  • 1.24.19 - Top Hat - Missoula, MT ^

  • 1.25.19 - Tractor Tavern - Seattle, WA ^

  • 1.26.19 - The Domino Room - Ben, OR ^

  • 1.27.19 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR ^

  • 1.30.1 9 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA ^

  • 2.1.19 - Troubadour - West Hollywood, CA ^

  • 2.2.19 - Soda Bar - San Diego, CA ^

  • 2.5.19 - Valley Bar - Phoenix, AZ ^

  • 2.6.19 - The Rock - Tuscon, AZ ^

  • 2.8.19 - Deep Ellum Art Co. - Dallas, TX ^

  • 2.9.19 - Artone's Nightclub - Austin, TX ^

  • 2.10.19 - Parish at House of Blues - New Orleans, LA ^

* w/ Wild Child

^ w/ Magic City Hippies

Landscape Tracklisting:

  1. Stranger

  2. Landscape

  3. Caught Me By Surprise

  4. Suddenly

  5. All The Same

  6. Out Loud

  7. Take Me There

  8. Hurry Home

  9. I Never Knew I Was Lonely

  10. Tear You Down

  11. Incomplete

ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER PREMIERES VIDEO FOR “IT’S HARD” + UK Tour Kicks Off

ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER PREMIERES VIDEO FOR

“IT’S HARD”

UK Tour KICKS OFF + NEW Remix REVEALED FOR ‘Are We Good’ by Cate Le Bon

Watch The Video For ‘It’s Hard’ Here


Ahead of her UK dates next week in support of current album ‘Rebound’ which will see Eleanor performing with full band.  Eleanor Friedberger premieres both a new video for ‘It’s Hard’ and a special remix of ‘Are We Good’ by Cate Le Bon. 

Video Director Christine Pfister explains the thinking behind the ‘It’s Hard’ video: "For this piece, I thought it would be fun to put real Eleanor in the doll world and doll Eleanor in the real world. “It’s Hard “ is about a Greek nightclub, which is also the namesake of the album, so I wanted to focus on the Eleanors traveling to the nostalgic spot." 

Check out the new remix of ‘Are We Good’ by Cate Le Bon

“ I've admired Cate's work since a friend in LA put on Mug Museum after dinner.  I learned how to play I Think I Knew and later, Love is not Love-- usually botching both in front of audiences-- but always getting a cheer when I mentioned I was a big fan of Cate LeBon.  We met the day after my 40th birthday in Cardiff; she and her friends sang Happy Birthday in Welsh and she gave me a scarf with long, black fringe. 

I've been interested in the idea of remixing my own recordings for years, and thought Rebound was finally my first album that clearly lent itself to the silly notion.  Instead of doing it myself, I thought it would be better to ask a talented friend.  I was hoping for a series of remixes; we'll have to wait and see... “ Eleanor Friedberger

"I didn't know what a remix was, I still don't know what a remix is. I subtracted and added and made it longer." Cate Le Bon

Forthcoming Tour Dates:

  • October 24 - London, UK - Oslo

  • October 25 - Bristol, UK - Exchange

  • October 26 - Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen

  • October 27 - Lancaster, UK - Loud in the libraries

  • October 29 - Glasgow, UK  - CCA

  • October 30 - Edinburgh, UK - Sneaky Pete's

  • October 31 - Leeds, UK - Headrow House

  • November 1 - Brighton, UK - Hope & Ruin

  • November 3 - Amsterdam, NL -  Indiestad Festival @ Paradiso Upstair

  • November 6 - Hamburg, DE - Nochtwache

  • November 7 - Berlin, DE - Berghain Kantine

  • November 8 - Schorndorf, DE - Manufaktur

  • November 10 - Kortrijk, BE - Sonic City Festival

  • November 11 - Utrecht, NL - Le Guess Who Festival

  • November 15 - Barcelona, SP - Vol

  • November 15 - Barcelona, SP - Vol

  • November 16 - Madrid, SP - Lucy in the Sky Club

  • November 17 - Zaragoza, SP - La Lata de Bombillas

  • November 26 - Athens, GR - Stavros Niarchos Hall (Performing 'Rebound' in full with string quartet)

  • December 14 - Market Hotel, NYC - Eleanor supporting DRINKS (Cate Le Bon side project).

Rebound is the incredible next step in a lauded, brilliant recording career by one of the most prolific, daring independent artists of our time.  From her days spent in The Fiery Furnaces, creating melodically off-kilter, idiosyncratic mini-epics, to her three acclaimed previous solo albums, Eleanor Friedberger continues to create exactly what we need to hear when we need to hear it.  Always anchored by her plaintive, velvety alto, and Dylan-esque lyrical treatises, Rebound is Eleanor at her very best, and a welcome addition to her rich, celebrated catalogue.

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