Filed Under:Chicago

WATCH // Secretly Canadian Welcomes Whitney To The Family, Shares Video For “No Woman”

 

Secretly Canadian and Lead Riders have teamed up to present vital new music from exciting newcomers Whitney who are offering a first glimpse of whats to come in 2016 with No Woman. In spite of its own lost soul whistfulness, there’s something immediately comforting and simple at the core of “No Woman,” the latest sonic missive from Chicago’s Whitney. It’s as soothing to your musical memory as the first two bars of The Chordette’s “Mr. Sandman.” It’s as unfettering and wind-through-your-hair of America’s “Pacific Coast Highway” albeit here in an edible-induced cruise control.

 

Drummer/vocalist Julien Ehrlich‘s (ex-Unknown Mortal Orchestra) naked, soft-edged falsetto charmingly guides us through this breakup bender amid subdued strings and velveteen horn section bursts: “I left drinkin’ on the city train to spend some time on the road/Then one morning I woke up in LA, caught my breath on the coast/I’ve been going through a change/I might never be sure/I’m just walking in a haze/I’m not ready to turn.”

 

With writing partnership of Ehrlich and Max Kakacek (guitar, ex-Smith Westerns), Whitney has given us an anthem for moseying on and forgiving yourself of your many fumbles. Julien explains, “NoWoman started to take shape when I woke up on a friends floor one morning. He was taking a shower and the chorus popped into my head while I was grabbing my stuff to go home. Later on Max and I sat down and wrote the chords and song structure in our apartment. Its about losing the love of your life and being thrown into an aimless journey because of it. This is a feeling that pervades the collection of songs the band has written and recorded over the last year, and has prepped for later in 2016.

 

Accompanying the single release is an evocative new video direct by Hugh Donkin. It provides a charming portrait of one of 2016s most promising new bands.

ON TOUR // Suuns Announces Co-Headlining Tour with Disappears, Starts February 2015

Suuns return to North America in February hitting 10 dates with Disappears. See all the dates below and get a preview of their live sound with the videos above or here on YouTube.

SUUNS TOUR DATES:
All ticket links: http://bit.ly/Suuns_tour

Fri. Feb. 20 – Chicago, IL @ Garfield Park Conservatory %
Sat. Feb. 21 – St. Louis, MO @ The Billiken Club ^
Sun. Feb. 22 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency ^
Tues. Feb. 24 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig ^
Wed. Feb. 25 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison ^
Thurs. Feb. 26 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB ^
Fri. Feb. 27 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott ^
Sat. Feb. 28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade NYC ^
Sun. Mar. 1 – Washington, DC @ Rock N’ Roll Hotel ^
Mon. Mar. 2 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s 20 Lanes ^

% = w/ Disappears, Bitchin’ Bajas, Motuh Captain
^ = w/ Disappears

suunsdis_admat-1 copy

ALBUM RELEASE // Songs: Ohia ‘Didn’t It Rain’ Deluxe Reissue Out Now



“This is the sound of Molina standing on the brink of something. He didn’t seem to know quite what yet, and that stark uncertainty imbues Didn’t It Rain with a sickening yet heroic alchemy: the ability to make smallness and helplessness feel somehow brave.”

Pitchfork “Best New Reissue”

12 years after its initial release, we are proud share with you the deluxe reissue of Songs: Ohia’s Didn’t It Rain, out now worldwide. The album is Jason Molina’s first perfect record and an ode to the Midwest Rust Belt under which Molina was born and Molina’s newfound Chicago home. This expanded reissue presents Molina’s home demos of the record, eight previously unreleased tracks, complete with a distant playground full of children chiming in the background for a few songs. The glorious juxtaposition of Molina’s songs’ desolation and the blissful playing of children is about as haunting as it gets. Listen to an alternate unheard version of “Ring the Bell” above or here on Youtube / Soundcloud.

You can purchase the special deluxe bundle including 2xLP, 2xCD, download codes, and a giant 27″ x 39″ Didn’t It Rain cinema style poster via SC Distribution. The reissue is also available via iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

WATCH // Tomas Barfod Shares Live Session For “Pulsing (Feat. Nina K)”, US Tour Starts Tomorrow

In anticipation of his upcoming US dates, Danish sound-wizard Tomas Barfod has shared with us a live session of “Pulsing (Feat. Nina K)“. Nina K‘s bouncing vocals cartwheel over double drum kits (One of which has Tomas at the helm) and swell to fill the antique, vaulted ceilings of the recording space. Watch the video above or on our Youtube page.

You can catch Barfod in the flesh as he performs a trio of DJ sets in the US, starting tomorrow in San Francisco tomorrow at the Rickshaw Shop. Full dates are below.

If you haven’t already, pick up Barfod’s Beatport EP exclusively through the Beatport site here.

Purchase Love Me now via SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

TOMAS BARFOD TOUR DATES:
Thurs. Sept. 11 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Fri. Sept. 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Sat. Sept. 13 – Chicago, IL @ Primary
Fri. Nov. 7 – Reykjavik, IS @ Iceland Airwaves

WATCH // The War On Drugs Share New “Under The Pressure” Video Directed By Houmam, Tour In September

Today, Philly’s own The War On Drugs share the new video for their track ‘Under The Pressure’, off of their latest critically acclaimed album Lost In The Dream. Premiering this morning via Vulture.com and directed by Houmam, watch the gorgeous new video above or here on YouTube / Vevo.

Lost in the Dream is available now from your local record store, SC Distribution, Amazon, or on iTunes.

The bandgoes back on tour Sept. 4th in Raleigh, NC at Lincoln Theatre with all upcoming dates and ticket links below.

The War On Drugs Tour Dates

09/04/14 Raleigh, NCLincoln Theatre
09/05/14 Chicago, ILHideout Block Party / Onion & A.V. Fest BUY TICKETS
09/06/14 Chicago, ILHideout Block Party / Onion & A.V. Fest BUY TICKETS
09/07/14 Boston, MABoston Calling BUY TICKETS
09/13/14 Burlington, VTGrant Point North Festival BUY TICKETS
09/14/14 Ottawa, ONOttawa Folk Fest BUY TICKETS
09/15/14 Toronto, ONPhoenix w/ Califone SOLD-OUT
09/16/14 Detroit, MISt. Andrews w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/17/14 Columbus, OHNewport w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/19/14 Cleveland, OHDowntown Festival: House of Blues w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/20/14 Madison, WIMajestic w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/21/14 Milwaukee, WIPabst Theatre w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/22/14 Minneapolis, MNFirst Ave w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/23/14 Minneapolis, MNFirst Ave w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/24/14 Omaha, NEThe Waiting Room w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/26/14 Dallas, TXGranada Theater w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/27/14 Houston, TXHouse of Blues w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/28/14 Austin, TXStubbs Waller Creek Ampitheater w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
10/01/14 Pomona, CAThe Glass House BUY TICKETS
10/02/14 Los Angeles, CAThe Fonda Theatre w/ Cass McCombs SOLD-OUT
10/03/14 Los Angeles, CAThe Fonda Theatre w/ Cass McCombs SOLD-OUT
10/04/14 Sacramento, CALaunch Music Festival BUY TICKETS
10/05/14 San Francisco, CAThe Fillmore w/ Cass McCombs SOLD-OUT
10/06/14 San Francisco, CAThe Fillmore w/ Cass McCombs BUY TICKETS
10/09/14 Boulder, COFox Theatre w/ The Barr Brothers BUY TICKETS
10/10/14 Denver, COOgden Theatre w/ The Barr Brothers BUY TICKETS
10/11/14 Lawrence, KSGranada Theatre w/ The Barr Brothers BUY TICKETS
10/12/14 St. Louis, MOReady Room w/ Peter Matthew Bauer (of the Walkmen) BUY TICKETS
10/13/14 Nashville, TNMarathon Music Works w/ Peter Matthew Bauer (of the Walkmen) BUY TICKETS
10/15/14 Asheville, NCThe Orange Peel w/ Peter Matthew Bauer (of the Walkmen) BUY TICKETS
10/16/14 Atlanta, GAThe Tabernacle w/ Peter Matthew Bauer (of the Walkmen) BUY TICKETS
10/17/14 Saxapahaw, NCHaw River Ballroom w/ Peter Matthew Bauer (of the Walkmen)
10/25/14 Stockholm, SEMunchen Brewery BUY TICKETS
10/26/14 Arhus, DKVoxhall BUY TICKETS
10/27/14 Berlin, DEHeimathafen w/ Steve Gunn BUY TICKETS
10/28/14 Amsterdam, NLParadiso w/ Steve Gunn SOLD-OUT
10/30/14 Paris, FRPitchfork Music Festival Paris BUY TICKETS
10/31/14 Zurich, CHKaufleuten w/ Steve Gunn BUY TICKETS
11/01/14 Luxembourg, LURockhal w/ Steve Gunn BUY TICKETS
11/02/14 Brussels, BEAncienne Belgique w/ Steve Gunn SOLD-OUT
11/04/14 Liverpool, UKO2 Academy w/ Steve Gunn BUY TICKETS
11/05/14 London, UKRoundhouse w/ Steve Gunn SOLD-OUT
11/06/14 Bristol, UKO2 Academy w/ Steve Gunn BUY TICKETS
11/07/14 Manchester, UKThe Ritz w/ Steve Gunn SOLD-OUT
11/08/14 Glasgow, UKO2 ABC Glasgow w/ Steve Gunn SOLD-OUT
11/09/14 Reykjavik, ISIceland Airwaves BUY TICKETS
12/10/14 Brisbane, AUThe Zoo SOLD-OUT
12/11/14 Melbourne, AUHi-Fi Bar SOLD-OUT
12/13/14 Sydney, AUMetro Theater SOLD-OUT
01/31/15 Cancun, MXHard Rock Riviera Maya Mexico
01/31/15 Cancun, MXHard Rock Riviera Maya Mexico
02/01/15 Cancun, MXHard Rock Riviera Maya Mexico
02/02/15 Cancun, MXHard Rock Riviera Maya Mexico
02/03/15 Cancun, MXHard Rock Riviera Maya Mexico
02/04/15 Cancun, MXHard Rock Riviera Maya Mexico

AUDIO

No Woman by Whitney
Exit 353 by Damien Jurado
Falling by Here We Go Magic
Ordinary Feeling by Here We Go Magic
Tokyo London US Korea by Here We Go Magic
Not You by Steven A. Clark

VIDEOS

Translate by Suuns

You And Me by Ben Abraham

Exit 353 by Damien Jurado

Big Winter Jacket by Cayucas

COMING SOON

Damien Jurado
Visions of Us on the Land
CD / 2xLP
Ben Abraham
Sirens
CD / 2xLP
Suuns
Hold/Still
CD / LP

SHOWS TODAY

Woman's Hour
Colchester, UK - Firstsite Art Gallery

See all upcoming shows