New York quintet Ex Cops have announced their debut full-length album, True Hallucinations, will be made available on January 22 via Other Music Recording Co. and made the first single off the record, "James," available to stream via SPIN.com and download via Soundcloud. Formed in 2011 by Brian Harding (ex-Hymns) and Amalie Bruun (ex-Minks), the duo self-released a short-run, homespun CD-EP of hazy, lo-fi recordings featuring Harding's opaque bedroom-pop songwriting juxtaposed with the duo's sun-kissed harmonies. Two of the tracks, "You Are a Lion, I Am a Lamb" b/w "The Millionaire," were soon released to the world on vinyl as the premiere release from Other Music Recording Co. and the pair continued to write new songs while simultaneously playing more live shows, now working as a proper five-piece rock band with the addition of good friends Kai Kennedy, Leif Huckman and Sam Bair.
Keeping a handful of Ex Cops' early sessions in place, the newly expanded lineup took to the studio to record True Hallucinations with John Siket (Blonde Redhead, Yo La Tengo, Sonic Youth, etc.) sitting in the production chair. The resulting album is a mind-altering pop pill that maintains the intimate mood of the original group's sound, but now presented in widescreen Technicolor.
1. "S&HSXX (Intro)"
4. "You Are A Lion, I Am A Lamb"
6. "Spring Break (Birthday Song)"
7. "Jazz & Information"
8. "The Millionaire"
9. "Billy Pressly"
10. "Nico Beast"
11. "Broken Chinese Chairz"more
SUPPORT BY FATHER JOHN MISTY
We are excited to announce that The Walkmen are touring in January with Father John Misty. The Walkmen kick off the tour on January 11th in Philadelphia at Union Transfer, and will be joined by Father John Misty beginning at the following show on January 15th at Corona Theater in Montreal. The tour wraps up at Commodore Ballroom on January 28th in Vancouver. In conjunction with the announcement, The Walkmen are debuting two videos from their release show for their latest full-length Heaven, a uniquely intimate show live-streamed by Spotify and filmed by La Blogotheque.
The Walkmen are releasing a limited edition 7", featuring the previously unreleased tracks "Dance With Your Partner" and "Vermeer '65." The release is limited to 1000 copies and will be available on Tuesday, November 6th. CMJ premiered the tracks, which are available for stream HERE. Pre-order is now available at Insound and Fat Possum.
1/11 : Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
1/15 : Montreal, QC - Corona Theater #
1/16 : Toronto, ON - Danforth Theatre #
1/17 : Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall #
1/18 : Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre #
1/19 : Madison, WI - Capitol Theatre #
1/21 : Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre #
1/24 : San Francisco, CA - Fillmore #
1/26 : Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre #
1/27 : Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre #
1/28 : Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom #
# - w/ Father John Mistymore
The highly anticipated solo debut from singer, songwriter and former Girls frontman Christopher Owens has been confirmed for a January 15th 2013 release. Lysandre will be released in the US on Mississippi-based independent label Fat Possum and on Turnstile for ROW.
Named for a girl he met whilst in France for a festival performance, Lysandre - written, recorded and sequenced as a complete narrative - was inspired by the events of Girls' first ever tour in the summer of 2008. Owens describes the record as: "A coming of age story, a road trip, a love story."
Lysandre tracklist in full:
01: Lysandre's Theme
02: Here We Go
03: New York City
04: A Broken Heart
05: Here We Go Again
06: Riviera Rock
07: Love Is In The Ear Of The Listener
09: Everywhere You Knew
10: Closing Theme
11: Part Of Me (Lysandre's Epilogue)
11-09 : San Francisco, CA - The Lodge
12-07 : Lisbon, Portugal - Vodafone Mexefest
12-08 : Paris, France - Gaite Lyrique
12-10 : London, UK - St Giles Church
In his native Mississippi and throughout the South, Jimbo Mathus is recognized as the prolific songwriter of born-in-the-bone American music, the torchbearer for Deep South mythology and culture. The lifelong musician, co-founder of the hyper ragtime outfit Squirrel Nut Zippers, has signed to Oxford, MS label Fat Possum Records and will release White Buffalo, produced by Eric "Roscoe" Ambel, on January 22, 2013. Opening with the mandolin-driven Southern Gothic fable "In The Garden," Mathus and his band, the Tri-State Coalition, deliver an emotional honest bath of songs that embrace the richness of American Music - gospel, country blues and folk. Mathus' "tri-state" band, a handpicked group of like-minded players who make up his formidable live band, includes Matt Pierce (Arkansas), Terrence Bishop (Tennessee), and fellow Mississippians Eric Carlton and Ryan Rogers.
Listen To "In The Garden"
White Buffalo track listing:
01. In The Garden
02. (I Wanna Be Your) Satellite
03. Tennessee Walker Mare
04. White Buffalo
05. Hatchie Bottom
06. Fake Hex
07. Poor Lost Souls
09. Run Devil Run
10. Useless Heart
Jimbo Mathus On Tour:
10/17 - Nashville, TN - Loveless Cafe
10/18 - Cleveland, MS - Dockery Farms
10/20 - New Orleans, LA - Chickie Wah Wah
10/25 - Hopson, MS - Hopson Plantation Commisary
10/27 - Fayetteville, AR - Smoke & Barrel Tavern
11/07 - Oxford, MS - Snackbar
11/09 - Oxford, MS - The Library (early)
11/09 - Oxford, MS - Proud Larry's (late)
Following The Walkmen's performance at CMJ 2012, The Walkmen plan to release a limited-edition 7" featuring two unheard songs from the Heaven sessions. The 7" will be in stores November 6, but feel free to stream them now below.
The songs, "Dance With Your Partner / Vermeer '65," were produced, engineered and mixed by Phil Ek, who sat at the boards in the Washington state studios where The Walkmen recorded the rest of their album. If you can't wait for the November 6 vinyl release date, The Walkmen will also be giving these records out to the first 100 people who hit the Terminal 5 merch table at the band's CMJ-sponsored show on October 18.
Matt Fishbeck's project Holy Shit will be releasing a 12" single on November 6 through Fat Possum Records/Fantasy Trashcan. Stream the A-Side below and order the LP now from the FP Store
"You Made My Dreams Come True" (by Matt Fishbeck + John Doté)
"Bombs Away" (by Matt Fishbeck + Ariel Pink)
"Unlock The Door" (by Matt Fishbeck)
ON TOUR NOW:
09-26 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock *
09-27 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall *
09-28 St. Louis, MO - The Firebird *
09-29 Columbus, OH - A&R Bar *
09-30 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick *
10-02 Toronto, Ontario - Phoenix Concert Theatre *
10-04 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
10-05 New York, NY - Webster Hall *
10-06 Washington DC - Black Cat *
10-07 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club *
10-08 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre *
10-11 Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern *
10-12 San Francisco, CA - Bimbo's 365 Club *
* with The Raveonettes
In a year of viral mega-hits from Down Under, a group of four youthful musical friends have reached the upper echelons of the Australian pop charts with an intoxicating ear-worm of a song called "Awkward". San Cisco, from sunny Fremantle, Western Australia are releasing their US debut, the Awkward EP on Fat Possum October 23rd.
San Cisco, who have been performing together for nearly 4 years, will be making their live US debut in October, including stops in NYC during CMJ. San Cisco are releasing their debut album in early 2013.more
In stores today! The latest Hi Records re-issue by Fat Possum will be "I Can't Take It" by Otis Clay. Originally available in 1977, "I Can't Take It" will be released on vinyl & digital only. Take a listen to "Too Much Mystery"
September 21 - Hawthorne Theatre, Portland, OR *
September 22 - Neumo's, Seattle, WA *
September 23 - Venue , Vancouver, BC *
September 26 - Triple Rock, Minneapolis, MN *
September 27 - Lincoln Hall , Chicago, IL *
September 28 - The Firebird, St.Louis, MO *
September 29 - A&R Bar, Colombus, OH *
September 30 - Magic Stick , Detroit, MI *
October 02 - Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ON *
October 04 - Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA *
October 05 - Webster Hall , New York, NY *
October 06 - Black Cat , Washington DC *
October 07 - Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA *
October 08 - El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA *
October 11 - Belly Up Tavern , Solana Beach, CA *
October 12 - Bimbo's 365 Club , San Francisco, CA *
* = w/ The Raveonettes