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Elephant Gym // US Tour and Album Pre-Orders

As part of their world tour in support of the release of their second full length, Underwater, the Taiwanese trio Elephant Gym will embark on their first US tour this March, also making their way down to Austin for this year's SXSW festivities. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, January 11, 2019.

The recently released Underwater is an expansive cohesion of diverse songs which flow in and out of one another like water. Vocal cameos by international collaborators provide another compelling dimension to the record, emboldening a group usually known for their instrumental compositions.

The band explains that "Underwater is an idea about a kind of private, mysterious space." It's a place where one may go to ponder or concentrate, to clear one's head, or to just blow off some steam in solitude. So, too, is Underwater fundamentally about immersion: immersion in the chaos of feeling, living in the throes of being human-sized in the infinite expanse of existence. Elephant Gym deftly weaves this universal concept into their signature sound without ever pulling you out of your personal space, leaving you to yourself underwater.

Pre-orders for the physical editions of Underwater are now available via our store.

Tour Dates:

  • January 18, 2019 - Singapore - TBA
  • January 19, 2019 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Live Fact
  • March 7, 2019 - Boston - Middle East (Upstairs)
  • March 10, 2019 - New York - Mercury Lounge
  • March 13-16, 2019 - Austin - SXSW
  • March 18, 2019 - Chicago - Empty Bottle
  • March 20, 2019 - San Diego - Soda Bar
  • March 21, 2019 - Los Angles - El Cid
  • March 22, 2019 - San Francisco - Slim’s

photo by Puzzleman Leung

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LITE // Blizzard

Blizzard, the latest from LITE, is a 7" single that indulges in the band's renowned style of cinematic, melodically rampant math rock. Side A explores a host of stylistic influences, with skittering call-and-response guitars building over an electronic drum loop into a shimmering climax that consumes the listener like a blizzard. B side, "Zone," returns to the signature urgency of LITE, crashing straight into a breakneck, noodling ostinato that perfectly captures the group's rambunctious yet controlled style of composition.

LITE will bring their cerebral sounds to both the UK and US this fall and winter, starting next week in Bristol. In December, they will support Chon on a small run of shows along both the east and west coasts.

Listen to Blizzard today on your favorite platform, here.

Order the Blizzard 7" today here. Available in bone and opaque purple variants.

UK tour dates:

  • October 08, 2018 - Bristol, UK @ Exchange
  • October 09, 2018 - Manchester, UK @ The Ruby Lounge
  • October 10, 2018 - Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
  • October 11, 2018 - Belfast, UK @ Foundry
  • October 12, 2018 - Dublin, Ireland @ Bello Bar
  • October 13, 2018 - Sheffield, UK @ The Foundry Sheffield
  • October 14, 2018 - London, UK @ The Garage

US tour dates with Chon:

  • December 05, 2018 - Boston, MA @ Sinclair
  • December 07, 2018 - Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
  • December 08, 2018 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
  • December 14, 2018 - Berkeley, CA @ Cornerstone
  • December 15, 2018 - Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
  • December 16, 2018 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom

Tickets for these shows can be found here.

Art by Yoshiaki Miura

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LITE // New Track, "Zone," and UK Tour

Today we're thrilled to share the latest from the prolific group LITE, with a premiere over at The Line of Best Fit. The track, "Zone," is the B side off the upcoming 7", entitled Blizzard, to be released digitally just ahead of an 8 day jaunt in the UK. You can pre-order the record today, just over here.

Blizzard showcases the band's renowned style of cinematic, melodically rampant math rock. Side A explores a host of stylistic influences, with skittering call-and-response guitars building over an electronic drum loop into a shimmering climax that consumes the listener like a blizzard. B side, "Zone," returns to the signature urgency of LITE, crashing straight into a breakneck, noodling ostinato that perfectly captures the group's cinematic style of composition. Check out the tour dates below.

  • September 13, 2018 - Ebisu, Japan @ Ebisu Liquid Room
  • September 27, 2018 - Shibuya, Japan @ Unknown venue
  • October 08, 2018 - Bristol, UK @ Exchange
  • October 09, 2018 - Manchester, UK @ The Ruby Lounge
  • October 10, 2018 - Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
  • October 11, 2018 - Belfast, UK @ Foundry
  • October 12, 2018 - Dublin, Ireland @ Bello Bar
  • October 13, 2018 - Sheffield, UK @ The Foundry Sheffield
  • October 14, 2018 - London, UK @ The Garage

album art by Yoshiaki Miura

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El Ten Eleven // Banker's Hill is Available Now!

The day you've all been waiting for – El Ten Eleven's Banker's Hill is out now!!

It has been an absolute pleasure to work with such an exciting and talented band, and we know you're going to love this record. Delve into the 9-song masterpiece anywhere you like to listen to music: http://smarturl.it/BankersHill

Maybe you are more into the classic record-buying experience – we get that and support it! You can also pick up a copy of Banker's Hill from your local brick-and-mortar record shop. The following retailers are carrying it now:

  • All Media Supply
  • Amazon.com
  • Amoeba Music (Hollywood/San Francisco)
  • Boo Boo Records
  • Bull Moose Music
  • CD Central
  • Daddy Kool
  • Dearborn Music
  • Easy Street Records
  • Electric Fetus
  • Everyday Music
  • Fingerprints
  • Gray Whale
  • Guestroom Records
  • Independent Records
  • Luna Music
  • Lunchbox Records
  • Mills Record Company
  • Music Millennium
  • Park Ave. CD's
  • Plan 9
  • Record Exchange
  • Redscroll Records
  • Rolling Stones Record Store
  • Rough Trade Retail
  • Salzer's
  • Scratched Vinyl
  • Shake It
  • Silver Platters
  • Square Records
  • Stiff Slack
  • Stinkweeds
  • The Exclusive Co.
  • Twist & Shout
  • Vertigo
  • Waterloo
  • Zia Enterprises

The band will be heading out on tour next month in celebration of this release, accompanied by Tennis System and RLYR. Grab tickets here.

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Queen of Jeans // Fall Tour with Circa Survive and La Dispute

Don't miss your chance to witness Queen of Jeans live with Circa Survive and La Dispute this fall on a full US tour. The Philly-based group will be traveling from New York to California and everywhere in between, performing their unique retrofitted brand of crockpot pop, so make sure to get tickets before they sell out!

Tour Dates:

  • October 30, 2018 - Silver Spring, MD, US @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
  • November 01, 2018 - Cleveland, OH, US @ Agora Theatre & Ballroom
  • November 02, 2018 - Detroit, MI, US @ Majestic Theatre
  • November 03, 2018 - Chicago, IL, US @ Vic Theatre
  • November 04, 2018 - St Louis, MO, US @ The Ready Room
  • November 06, 2018 - Denver, CO, US @ Oriental Theater
  • November 07, 2018 - Salt Lake City, UT, US @ The Union
  • November 09, 2018 - Boise, ID, US @ Knitting Factory
  • November 11, 2018 - Seattle, WA, US @ Showbox SoDo
  • November 12, 2018 - Portland, OR, US @ Roseland Theater
  • November 13, 2018 - Berkeley, CA, US @ The UC Theatre
  • November 14, 2018 - Hollywood, CA, US @ Hollywood Palladium
  • November 16, 2018 - Anaheim, CA, US @ House of Blues - Anaheim
  • November 17, 2018 - Las Vegas, NV, US @ House of Blues
  • November 18, 2018 - Phoenix, AZ, US @ The Van Buren
  • November 20, 2018 - Dallas, TX, US @ Gas Monkey Live
  • November 24, 2018 - San Antonio, TX, US @ Alamo City Music Hall
  • November 25, 2018 - Houston, TX, US @ House of Blues
  • November 27, 2018 - Lake Buena Vista, FL, US @ House of Blues
  • November 28, 2018 - St Petersburg, FL, US @ Jannus Live
  • November 30, 2018 - Charlotte, NC, US @ The Underground
  • December 01, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA, US @ Fillmore Philadelphia
  • December 02, 2018 - Worcester, MA, US @ Palladium

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    Clearance // At Your Leisure

    Your Summer soundtrack is officially here – Clearance's album At Your Leisure is out now! Yesterday's premiere with BrooklynVegan described this album as "a breezy, enjoyable listen" and included some words from the band's Mike Bellis (vocalist and songwriter) about the process behind their latest musical creation.

    Stream or buy it on your favorite music platform here.

    Clearance will also be touring this August, playing y'all some new material from this record ~

    • 8/3 – Chicago, IL @ Hideout (album release show)
    • 8/4 – Bloomington, IN @ Blockhouse Bar
    • 8/6 – Nashville, TN @ Fond Object
    • 8/7 – Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Yacht Club
    • 8/8 – Cleveland – Happy Dog
    • 8/11 – Ridgewood, NY @ Trans-Pecos
    • 8/12 – Boston, MA @ O’Brien’s
    • 8/13 – Northampton, MA @ Red Cross
    • 8/14 – Montreal, QC @ Brasserie Beaubien
    • 8/15 – Toronto, ON @ Duffy’s
    • 8/16 – Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx
    • 8/17 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Corner Record Shop
    • 10/24 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean

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    Giraffes? Giraffes! // "Hug of Death" Music Video

    A psychedelic new video from the guitar and drums duo Giraffes? Giraffes! premiered on Fecking Bahamas today! "Hug of Death" was the first single from the band's masterpiece of a record, Memory Lame, and the video features a spooky image of death taking souls by hugging every person he sees. It was filmed and edited by the talented Lindsey Topham, putting a story behind a track with no lyrics but tons of energy. You can also get your G?G! fix by seeing the band on their upcoming US tour // Dates and locations listed below.


    • July 26, 2018 – Wallingford, CT, US @ American Legion Post 187
    • July 27, 2018 – Philadelphia, PA, US @ The Barbary
    • July 28, 2018 – Brooklyn, NY, US @ Brooklyn Bazaar
    • July 29, 2018 – Cambridge, MA, US @ The Middle East
    • August 04, 2018 – Seattle, WA, US @ The Funhouse
    • August 05, 2018 – Portland, OR, US @ Tonic Lounge
    • August 06, 2018 – Eugene, OR, US @ HiFi Music Hall
    • August 07, 2018 – Redding, CA, US @ The Dip
    • August 08, 2018 – Sacramento, CA, US @ Holy Diver
    • August 09, 2018 – Berkeley, CA, US @ 924 Gilman
    • August 10, 2018 – Santa Cruz, CA, US @ The Crepe Place
    • August 11, 2018 – West Hollywood, CA, US @ The Factory
    • August 12, 2018 – San Diego, CA, US @ Soda Bar
    • August 16, 2018 – ArcTanGent, UK @ Fernhill Farm

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    Clearance // New Single

    There's a brand new Clearance single "Haven't You Got the Time" out today! The song is off their latest album At Your Leisure, that we're stoked to be releasing digitally, on vinyl, and cassette on July 27th. "Haven't You Got the Time" is cheery and bright while the lyrics delve into a sad narrative about the slow decay of a relationship. Clearance pulls from their influences expertly, creating a beautifully unique sound.

    Clearance is also going on tour in August to celebrate the release of the new album -

    • 8/3 - Chicago, IL @ Hideout (album release show)
    • 8/4 - Bloomington, IN @ Blockhouse Bar
    • 8/6 - Nashville, TN @ Fond Object
    • 8/7 - Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Yacht Club
    • 8/8 - Cleveland - Happy Dog
    • 8/11 - NY, NY @ Trans-Pecos
    • 8/12 - Boston, MA @ O’Brien’s
    • 8/13 - Northampton, MA @ Red Cross
    • 8/14 - Montreal, QC @ Brasserie Beaubien
    • 8/15 - Toronto, ON @ Duffy’s
    • 8/16 - Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx
    • 8/17 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Corner Record Shop

    Check out "Haven't You Got the Time" here:

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    Ratboys // Tour with Foxing and Kississippi

    So you've had a few months to totally soak in the new Ratboys EP, GL, and we know you are dying to see them live. You're in luck, because in addition to a bunch of previously announced US dates and a Japan tour, the band will be supporting Foxing with Kississippi on their upcoming North American tour!

    View all future tour dates here


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    El Ten Eleven // Tour dates

    In honor of their upcoming full-length, Banker's Hill, El Ten Eleven is hitting the road for a full US tour! If they are coming to your city, make sure to come out to a show for a truly unforgettable experience...It will blow your mind that this band is a two-piece.

    Tickets are available now on their website!

    Get your hands on a pre-order of Banker's Hill here.

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