Robert SemmerOn the list of ideal days on which to announce a tour itinerary, there’s not many occasions better than the day the album you’re actually going to promote goes on sale. And so yesterday, with the official release of their latest full-length Monomania, Atlanta’s Deerhunter have announced the itinerary for their Fall tour behind it. It’s an outing that brings them to The Phoenix in Toronto on September 12, and that leg of the tour also includes support from Marnie Stern, who herself released The Chronicles Of Marnia in March. Tickets for the show will run $20 in advance.
Also good to run on or around the release date of an album are feature pieces on them. And so, peruse these interviews with the ever-quotable Bradford Cox at The Salt Lake Tribune, MTV Hive, Pitchfork, and Interview. Marnie Stern is interviewed by The Washington Examiner, Soundcheck WNYC, MTV Hive, and Heeb.
Video: Deerhunter – “Monomania”
Video: Marnie Stern – “Immortals”
Also coming to town – chiptune champtions Anamanaguchi are going to be at The Hoxton on May 23, tickets $12. Their Kickstarted new album Endless Fantasy is out May 14.
MP3: Anamanaguchi – “Meow”
Los Angeles indie-R&B sibling duo Inc. have announced a North American tour that brings them to The Garrison on June 4. Their debut No World came out back in February.
MP3: Inc. – “5 Days”
MP3: Inc. – “The Place”
Also from LA but working a more electro-pop yet still soulful angle are Superhumanoids, who will be in town at The Drake on June 18. Yours Truly recently posted a video session with the band.
MP3: Superhumanoids – “Simple Severin”
Bear In Heaven have been announced as support for Wire for their July 10 date at Lee’s Palace.
MP3: Bear In Heaven – “The Reflection Of You”
Following her triumphant local debut in February, there wasn’t much question that Solange would be back sooner rather than later. And just like that, she’s made a date at The Kool Haus on July 13, tickets $26.50.
Video: Solange – “Losing You”
Also subscribing to the Deerhunter model of “announce your tour the day your record comes out” are Savages, who accompanied yesterday’s release of their debut Silence Yourself with a brace of North American dates announced via Matablog; they’ll be back in Toronto on July 16 for a show at The Mod Club, tickets $16.50. Interview has a brief feature on the band.
Video: Savages – “Shut Up”
Australian songstress Lenka – she did that adorable song in Moneyball, that Aaron Sorkin film about baseball that you of course would remember adorable songs from – will be at The Drake on July 24, tickets $15. Her new album Shadows will be out on June 4.
Video: Lenka – “The Show”
Brooklyn’s Oberhofer haven’t released a full-length follow-up to last year’s Time Capsules II yet, but the Nostalgia EP that came out last month seems to be enough pretence to hit the road; they’re at The Garrison on August 1, tickets $11.50.
MP3: Oberhofer – “Dontneedya”
We’ve only just started gotten to enjoy Spring and/or Summer, but if you need a reason to look forward to Autumn, perhaps the double-bill of Toro Y Moi and The Sea & Cake – the former touring this year’s Anything In Return and the latter last year’s Runner – will do it. The solid double-bill will be at The Phoenix on October 27, tickets $20. The Independent has an interview with Toro Y Moi’s Chaz Bundick.
MP3: Toro Y Moi – “Saturday Love”
MP3: The Sea & Cake – “On And On”
That star-studded yet endlessly contentious Great Gatsby OST came out this week and has also been streaming at NPR. So if you want to hear what next year’s CD dollar bin – if such a thing still existed – sounds like, head on over.
Stream: The Great Gatsby original soundtrack
Pitchfork has an advance stream of the self-titled debut from Dungeonesse, due out next week on May 14.
MP3: Dungeonesse – “Nightlight”
Stream: Dungeonesse / Dungeonesse
Vampire Weekend are a week out from the release of their new record Modern Vampires Of The City, and so of course it must be streaming. And so it is, at iTunes. They’re at the Sony Centre on May 16 and are the subject of feature interviews at Pitchfork and The New York Times.
Stream: Vampire Weekend / Modern Vampires Of The City
FVCKTHEMEDIA and CMJ have interviews with Laura Stevenson about her new record Wheel, which she’s in town to promote at The Drake Underground on May 21.
aux.tv, Blurt, Georgia Straight, and The Fly talk to Hutch Harris of The Thermals, coming to town to play The Horseshoe on May 21.
Paste has an advance stream of the new Saturday Looks Good To Me record One Kiss Ends It All, out May 21.
Stream: Saturday Looks Good To Me / One Kiss Ends It All
NPR has premiered the first video from Kurt Vile’s latest, Wakin’ On A Pretty Daze. He and his Violators play the Toronto Urban Roots Fest at Garrison Commons on July 7.
Video: Kurt Vile – “Never Run Away”
Yeah Yeah Yeahs have released a video for the title track of their latest, Mosquito.
Video: Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Mosquito”
The Flaming Lips have a new video from The Terror – the NSFW caveat pretty much goes without saying, doesn’t it? – and there’s interviews at Stereogum, Loud & Quiet, and Bon Appetit.
Video: The Flaming Lips – “You Lust”
Janelle Monáe has released the first video from her next album The Electric Lady, due out later this year.
Video: Janelle Monáe w Erykah Badu – “Q.U.E.E.N.”
NPR, Seattle Weekly, and Aquarium Drunkard talk to Caitlin Rose.
Blurt profiles The Men.
NPR has a World Cafe session with Low.
Pitchfork gets an update from the studio from Spoon. Who are in the studio.