NPR Video Premiere: Emma Ruth Rundle’s “Arms I Know So Well”

This is debut music from the ethereal performer Emma Ruth Rundle. The video for “Arms I Know So Well" is a beautiful portrayal of solitude and living with one’s self, directed by Thomas McMahan. “Arms I Know So Well” is from her first album, called Some Heavy Ocean. Currently, she is on tour with Boris in her other project, a rock band called Marriages.

See All Marriages Tour dates
Aug 16 - Seattle, Wash. @ The Crocodile
Aug 17 - Vancouver, B.C. @ Rickshaw Theatre
Aug 18 - Portland, Ore. @ Doug Fir Lounge
Aug 20 - San Francisco, Calif. @ The Independent
Aug 21 - Santa Cruz, Calif. @ The Catalyst Atrium
Aug 22 - San Luis Obispo, Calif. @ SLO Brew

SPIN Premieres Zorch track from Sgt Peppers Tribute album and Announces Tour dates with Fujiya & Miyagi


So far, the details about the Flaming Lips’ forthcoming tribute album to the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band are about as ambiguous as the chicken-scratch list of contributors frontman Wayne Coyne posted on Instagram. However, we now have a fresh cut from the recording process courtesy of Zorch.

We’re told the Austin psych-pop duo’s version of the famous LP’s titular track (below) is an outtake, and that Coyne also tapped Tegan and Sara, Foxygen, and My Morning Jacket for covers of the same tune. Some permutation thereof will end up on the final release, alongside the likes of Lips side project Electric Würms, Miley Cyrus, and Moby, whom we interviewed about the experience last month. We also had a chat with Coyne at Outside Lands about hitting the studio with Cyrus for the upcoming album, which is titled With a Little Help From My Fwends. According to the record’s iTunes preorder page, it’s is due out October 28.

Judging from Zorch’s contribution, the other bands who recorded a version of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” have a lot to compete with, including a painstaking and ingenious recording process. The pair enlisted vocalists like Holland Andrews, Emma Ruth Rundle, Karla Manzur, Ben Aqua, Rich Aucoin, and Sam Chown to sing the track, then cut up each syllable and pieced it back together. Each syllable is sung by a different combination of the vocalists that never gets repeated, and the result is a borderline-noise take on a classic anthem.

SEE Zorch Live 2014:
August 21 - Dallas, TX @ Sons of Hermann Hall w/ El Ten Eleven
August 27 - St. Louis, MO @ The Livery
August 28 - Chicago. IL @ The Burlington Bar
August 29 - Pontiac, MI @ the Pike Room *
August 30 - Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palce *
August 31 - Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola*
September 3 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
September 4 - Washington DC @ Rock And Roll Hotel *
September 5 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s *
September 6 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl *
September 8 - Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5 Arts
September 9 - Nashville, TN @ Queen Avenue
September 10 - Texarkana, TX @ The Silver Dollar
September 28 - Dallas, TX @ Index Fest
November 8 - Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest

* w/ Fujiya & Miyagi

See all ZORCH Show Dates & Details HERE

Marriages Tour with Boris begins August 16th in Seattle

Marriages got good and warmed up playing a lot of their new songs at their recent headline show on August 10th  in LA (read Metal Assault’s live review here) but now they will go to join label mates Boris on their N. American “Noise" tour on August 16th in Seattle, WA. Don’t miss this incredible lineup together!

08/16 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile ^
08/17 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre ^
08/18 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge ^
08/20 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
08/21 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium
08/22 San Luis Obispo @ SLO Brew
^ also w/ Master Musicians of Bukkake

See all MARRIAGES Tour dates and details here
See all BORIS’ Tour dates and details here

Watch the Chelsea Wolfe video of “Lone” and Full length Film Lone now available on Itunes


Chelsea Wolfe
’s Pain is Beauty - inspired film Lone is now available for download via iTunes. Above you can see the excerpt from the film that is the music video for the track “Lone” directed by Mark Pellington.

The film is also available to order on custom USB drives via Chelsea Wolfe’s store  HERE.

Tera Melos EU Fests/Shows in August, Tour with Pinback in September and more Headline shows announced

We are delighted to announce that Tera Melos will be joining Pinback on their 10-year anniversary & special re-issue of their album “Summer In Abaddon" tour where Pinback will be performing that excellent album in full. The Tour starts September 3rd. Tera Melos have also added a few headline shows of their own to the routing. See all TM Dates below.

Prior to their US tour they will head to Europe in August to play ArcTangent Festival in Bristol, UK and the Sargent House Label Show in Dublin. 


08/27 Dublin, IE @ Button Factory (Sargent House Show)
08/29 Bristol, UK @ ArcTangent Festival
09/03  Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *
09/05  Dallas, TX @ Trees *
09/06  Austin, TX @ The Mohawk *
09/08  Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree *
09/09  Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West *
09/10  Charlotte, NC @ The Chop Shop NoDa *
09/11  Washington, DC @ Black Cat *
09/12  Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
09/13  New York, NY @ Irving Plaza *
09/15  Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair *
09/16  Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Iron Works *
09/17  Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner *
09/18  Akron, OH @ Musica *
09/19  Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge *
09/20  Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center *
09/21  Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
09/22  Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room *
09/23  Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre *
09/24  Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot *
09/25  Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory *
09/26  Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
09/27  Vancouver, BC @ The Imperial *
09/28  Seattle, WA @ Showbox *
09/29  Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge *
10/01  Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theater *
10/02  San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club *
10/03  Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre *
10/04  San Diego, CA @ House of Blues *
10/28   Tucson, AZ @ The Flycatcher
10/29   Albuquerque, NM @ Sister
10/31   Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
11/01   Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
11/02   Nashville, TN @ Exit In

* w/ Pinback

Terrorizer Interview: Boris


Boris is currently on tour - Click HERE to see all dates

With their new album ‘Noise’, Japanese doom mavericks Boris have managed to combine the melodic, poppy approach of their recent work with the crushing weight of their earlier, heavier material. Jonathan Dick caught up with the band to find out how they did it, and caught a fascinating glimpse into the trio’s creative process…

The fact that Boris take their name from a Melvins song has proved itself to be a more than appropriate connection between two bands whose sound has become as well known for being unpredictable and difficult to categorize as it has for being influential to a number of artists and bands from an incredibly wide range of styles. In their twenty-two years of existence as a band, the Boris sound has mutated from the band’s earliest days with experimental noise to the more pop balanced stylings of their recent releases. Though each of their nineteen releases, including this year’s excellent ‘Noise’, are inherently different from each other with the trio of Atsuo (drums/vocals), Wata (guitar/keyboards/vocals), and Takeshi (bass/guitar/lead vocals) as resistant as ever to anything but change – the band’s central musical theme is still unwaveringly set on loud. It’s a commonality that finds the band again sharing the same aesthetic stage with their namesake who, for all their genre bending, will always be an immovable force in the realm of the loud and the heavy.

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The Guardian premieres the full album stream of Adebisi Shank a week before release

Adebisi Shank.

Irish math rock outfit Adebisi Shank take a ‘say what you see’ approach to naming records: This Is The Third Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank follows sophomore effort This Is The Second Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank and debut - you guessed it - This Is The Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank.

If Adebisi Shank’s album naming methods are a little functional, sonically they are anything but: the band were inspired by a diverse spread of influences in creating TITTOABCAS, including ELO, Enya, Mike Oldfield, Pixar, Crash Bandicoot and Game of Thrones. The result is a retro-futurist brand of math that sounds as close to 80s soft rock and hair metal as it does to the tricksy likes of Battles and Don Caballero.

The album will be released worldwide on Sargent House on August 12th.

Russian Circles announce Canadian headline Tour with The Atlas Moth supporting & September Festivals


Russian Circles have just announced a headlining Canadian tour  beginning in September with The Atlas Moth as support on all shows as well as two US festivals at the end of the run in Minneapolis at The Downtown Festival with Deafheaven and at Index Festival in Dallas. Prior to all this the trio will play a free hometown show in Chicago at Millennium Park on August 11th as part of the Downtown Sound New Music Monday Series starting at 6pm. Russian Circles will also headline the ArcTangent Festival in Bristol, UK and the Sargent House Label Show in Dublin, Ireland in August.



08/11  Chicago, IL @ Millennium Park / Pritzker Pavilion - FREE 6:30pm
08/27  Dublin, IE @ Sargent House Label Show @ Button Factory
08/29  Bristol, UK @ ArcTangent Festival
09/13  London, ON @ Rum Runner Room (London Music Hall) #
09/14  Montreal, QC @ Cabaret Mile End #
09/15  Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace #
09/18  Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid #
09/20  Calgary, AB @ Palomino #
09/22  Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Stop #
09/24  Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop #
09/26  Minneapolis, MN @ Downtown Festival @ Skyway Theater ** #
09/ 27- 28  Dallas, TX @ Index Festival
** w/ Deafheaven
# w/ The Atlas Moth

Deafheaven begin second wave of Touring at Off Festival and take over ATP August 2nd


Deafheaven will begin their second wave of European tour dates in Poland at Off Festival on August 2nd.

On August 25th they will release a free download as part of the Adult Swim Singles of a new track called “From the Kettle Onto the Coil” which they debuted live at Pitchfork Festival.

See ALL Deafheaven Tour dates, ticket links and info HERE

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Chelsea Wolfe releases The Waves Have Come, Starts European Tour on July 25th


Earlier this year, Chelsea Wolfe shared an intense video for her Pain Is Beauty track "Feral Love", which was an excerpt from a 52-minute film called Lone. Wolfe co-wrote the film with director Mark Pellington, who did Pearl Jam’s iconic “Jeremy” video and clips for Michael Jackson, Nine Inch Nails, U2, and others, plus the films Arlington RoadThe Mothman Prophecies, and more.

Today, she’s shared another excerpt from that movie, this time a video for the track "The Waves Have Come". Watch it below, via V Magazine.

In a statement, Wolfe said of the video:

“Most of this video is footage from the first time Mark and I shot together—he had built this dark room full of green ivy and it was just me, the dress from the album cover, a few lights, and him. It was the first time I realized what a director really is. Suddenly he was shouting, guiding me with instructions, emotions, telling me to act as if everything I was singing about—disaster and the loss of life and love—that it was all inside of me and at the same time to act as an observer of these things. He cut it together with found footage of families, intense nature and destruction and created this cathartic journey through it all.”

Lone is available now on a USB drive and will be out digitally this fall. Below the video, find Wolfe’s upcoming tour dates, including a few shows co-headlining with Deafheaven.

Chelsea Wolfe on Tour 2014:
07-25 Barcelos, Portugal - Milhões de Festa
07-29 Toulouse, France - Le Métronum
07-30 Milano, Italy - Magnolia
07-31 Munich, Germany - Feierwerk
08-02 Katowice, Poland - OFF Festival
08-03 Dresden, Germany - Beatpol *
08-04 Vienna, Austria - Arena Wien *
08-05 Sibenik, Croatia - SuperUho Festival
08-07 Budapest, Hungary - A38
08-09 Copenhagen, Denmark - Wasn’t Born to Follow Festival
08-10 Hannover, Germany - Cafe Glocksee
08-12 Amsterdam, Netherlands - MelkWeg
08-13 Brussels, Belgium - Le Brass
08-14 Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Congés Annulés
08-15 London, England - ATP Presents - Excel Centre (Jabberwocky)
08-16 Manchester, England - ATP Presents - Gorilla *
11-08 Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest

* with Deafheaven

Boris’ US Headline Tour begins Tonight, July 24th

Boris begin their headline tour across America in support of their newly released album Noise starting on July 24th in San Diego and ending at the already Sold Out FYF Fest in Los Angeles on August 23rd. They have also just announced a special NY show at Saint Vitus that will be a drumless drone set on August 4th the day after their traditional set that they will play in NY at Bowery Ballroom on August 3rd. 

See ALL Boris Tour Dates, Ticket Links and Details HERE and below

BORIS “Live Noise Alive Tour 2014”
07/24 San Diego, CA @ Casbah !!
07/25 Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom !!
07/26 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress !!
07/28 Dallas, TX @ Trees ++
07/29 Austin, TX @ The Mohawk ++
07/31 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West ** &
08/01 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle ** &
08/02 Washington, DC @ 930 Club ** &
08/03 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom ** &
08/04 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus (‘drumless drone set’)
08/05 Boston, MA @ Paradise ** &
08/07 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace ** &
08/08 Buffalo, NY @ Tralf ** &
08/09 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick ** &
08/10 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge ** &
08/11 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall ** &
08/12 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club ** &
08/14 Missoula, MT @ Stage 112 &
08/15 Spokane, WA @ Big Dipper ^
08/16 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile #^
08/17 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre #^
08/18 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge #^
08/20 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent #
08/21 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium #
08/22 San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brew #
08/23 Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest

!! w/ Mustard Gas & Roses
++ w/ Ceremony & Nothing
** w/ The Atlas Moth
& w/ SubRosa
^ w/ Master Musicians of Bukkake
# w/ Marriages

Noise is out now via Sargent House
Order Noise on Vinyl or CD here

Hit Fix premieres new track “World In Harmony” by Adebisi Shank


Imagine a green pasture through which you and an army of one thousand synthesizers charge toward the ocean on pixelated horses, the sky is gold glitter, and you are a stick of candy dynamite.

That’s one approximation of “World in Harmony,” the opening track from Irish trio Adebisi Shank’s new self-evidently titled “This Is The Third Album From A Band Called Adebisi Shank,” due Aug. 12th on Sargent House. Check out the HitFix exclusive premiere of the track below.

"We were trying to make something euphoric and huge, a universe of our own imagination that we could escape into," said bassist Vin in a statement. "Our inspirations were more cinematic and fantastical."

It should tell you something that the band lists video games, movies and one particular HBO hit series among its other more musical inspirations.

Want more to sample? Below is “Voodoo Vision” and “Big Unit,” too.

Pre order now on Itunes comes with immediate download of all three of these tracks HERE.

Pre Order on CD or Vinyl Here

Live Video Session : Emma Ruth Rundle “Living with the Black Dog”

Thanks to the fine people at Little Elephant for filming this live session with Emma Ruth Rundle on her tour stop in Ohio. This clip is the first of four of the songs she performed, so stay tuned for more. This track is called “Living With The Black Dog” and is on her new album “Some Heavy Ocean”.

Don’t miss Emma Ruth Rundle on tour now with King Buzzo. - See All ERR Dates

Then in August, don’t miss Emma in her band Marriages on tour with Boris - see all Marriages dates HERE.

Nels Cline + Greg Saunier + Nick Reinhart + Mike Watt = Big Walnuts Yonder - in the Studio recording debut LP

For over a year this has been in the works, four of my favorite players on Earth together in one room making a record that we get to release. I’m still pinching myself that this is real. Nels Cline (Wilco), Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), Nick Reinhart (Tera Melos) and Mike Watt (Minutemen, Firehose) are Big Walnuts Yonder. They are currently recording with the great Tony Maimone at Studio G in Brooklyn. Stay tuned for much more news about what I can honestly say is my kind of  ‘SUPER GROUP’. Oh and we set up a FB Page for them HERE too.

Emma Ruth Rundle Live Audiotree Session Video

Emma Ruth Rundle is a songwriter who incorporates dark, swathing pedal effects to achieve her tidal wave of sound. Violin-like, layered guitar work pours out of the guitar she wields. Her debut record, “Some Heavy Ocean” is a soul-crushing solo effort putting emotive, potent and genuinely longing voice deep within the mix. Her past work in Red Sparrowes and alter-incarnation in Marriages has funneled her vast skill set into a single unit.

Choosing her words carefully, Emma draws each syllable; working to nail the script deeper into a listener’s very soul. Diving into spiritual territory, the record has the speaker exorcising demons by laying in salt, running away from weighty accursed shoulders and being delivered from the burden of close relationships. Emma Ruth Rundle is powerful and contemplative; her saturated guitar work perfecting her intimate sound. - Filmed and recorded at Audiotree Live in Chicago on June 29, 2014.

Don’t miss Emma Ruth Rundle On Tour Now with King Buzzo - See All Tour Dates and Details HERE