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Alfred. // Southeast Tour Announcement with ~*friends*~

Self-proclaimed "calloused and cuddly word wizard" Alfred. is hitting the road in March with friends Shormey and Clwdwlkr for shows in and around SXSW, hitting almost every corner of the southeast ᕙ(⇀‸↼‶)ᕗ


Catch them in your town!

  • March 5th - Chapel Hill, NC @ Shirley Temple
  • March 6th - St. Petersburg, FL @ The Flytrap
  • March 7th - Orlando, FL @ Couples Coop
  • March 8th - St. Augustine, FL @ Sarbez
  • March 9th - Miami, FL @ Fuzzybaby
  • March 11th - Athens, GA @ The Pitbull Manor
  • March 12th - Atlanta, GA @ Murmur
  • March 13th - New Orleans, LA @ Banks Bar
  • March 14th - Houston, TX @ Satellite Bar
  • March 15th - March 22nd - Austin TX @ SXSW
  • March 17th - Laredo, TX @ Cultura Beer Garden
  • March 25th - Charleston, SC @ House Show
  • March 26th - Raleigh, NC @ Transfer Co. Ballroom
  • March 27th - Asheville, NC @ Margaritaville
  • March 28th - Harrisonburg, VA @ Easy Greasy

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Crisman // second single "Cya" premiere & tour dates with Bellows announced

Crisman is back this week with a new single, "Cya", from their upcoming self-titled record due out April 3rd.


Crisman has also announced tour dates, including a NE run with roster pals Bellows this Spring:

  • March 21, 2020 - Denton, TX, US @ Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios*
  • April 09, 2020 - Ridgewood, NY, US @ Trans-Pecos
  • April 10, 2020 - Albany, NY, US @ The Linda - WAMC's Performing Arts Studio
  • April 11, 2020 - Cambridge, MA, US @ Lilypad Inman
  • April 12, 2020 - Philadelphia, PA, US @ House of Yarga

    *not with Bellows

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wanna go home wanna go home see you later see you later bye then ~(˘▾˘~)

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Boyscott // *Big US Tour Announcement*

Boyscott has been doling out tour dates for the last few months, culminating now in a big, exciting *airhorns* FULL US Tour Announcement !

You can catch them this Spring with the likes of Vundabar, Dehd, the Ophelias, Bread Pilot, Housewarming, and, as they so aptly put it, great local bands :)

  • March 17, 2020 - Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
  • March 18, 2020 - Buffalo, NY, US @ Mohawk Place *
  • March 19, 2020 - Toronto, ON, Canada @ The Garrison *
  • March 20, 2020 - Cleveland Heights, OH, US @ Grog Shop *
  • March 21, 2020 - Chicago, IL, US @ Lincoln Hall *
  • March 22, 2020 - Minneapolis, MN, US @ 7th St Entry *
  • March 23, 2020 - Rapid City, SD @ The Cave collective
  • March 25, 2020 - Spokane, WA @ Baby Bar
  • March 26, 2020 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile (Back Bar) ~
  • March 28, 2020 - Olympia, WA @ Le Voyeur ~
  • March 29, 2020 - Portland, OR @ Kelly's Olympian ~
  • March 31, 2020 - Oakland, CA @ 1234 Go Records
  • April 01, 2020 - Isla Vista, CA @ Merton Co-op
  • April 02, 2020 - Los Angeles (LA), CA, US @ The Echo &
  • April 03, 2020 - La Jolla, CA @ Che Cafe &
  • April 06, 2020 - El Paso, TX @ Love Buzz
  • April 07, 2020 - Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlies +
  • April 08, 2020 - Houston, TX @ Satellite Bar +
  • April 09, 2020 - New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
  • April 11, 2020 - Orlando, FL, US @ Soundbar %
  • April 12, 2020 - Atlanta, GA, US @ The Masquerade - Purgatory %
  • April 13, 2020 - Nashville, TN, US @ High Watt %
  • April 14, 2020 - Asheville, NC, US @ The Mothlight %
  • April 15, 2020 - Durham, NC, US @ Motorco Music Hall %
  • April 16, 2020 - Washington, DC, US @ U Street Music Hall %
  • April 17, 2020 - Philadelphia, PA, US @ First Unitarian Church %
  • April 24, 2020 - Boston, MA, US @ Paradise Rock Club %
  • April 26, 2020 - Albany, NY @ The Byrdhouse
  • April 29, 2020 - Brooklyn, NY, US @ Rough Trade NYC %
  • April 30, 2020 - New York (NYC), NY, US @ The Bowery Ballroom %

* Supporting Vundabar & The Ophelias
~ w/ Bread Pilot
+ w/ Housewarming
& w/ Harvey Trisdale
% Supporting Vundabar & Dehd

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<3

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Ratboys // New single "Anj" and support shows announced with Wilco

It's been a big year for Ratboys already, and this week they can comfortably pat their rat backs for releasing another stellar single, "Anj", from their upcoming LP Printer's Devil (out February 28), and for announcing shows with fellow Chicago legends, Wilco!

You can catch Ratboys on the road pretty much nonstop for the next three months, but you can catch them specifically with Wilco:

  • 4/15 in Jackson, MS
  • 4/16 in Mobile, AL
  • 4/18 in St. Augustine, FL

Their headlining dates can be found on the nifty tour poster below ~

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Ratboys // "I Go Out at Night"

Today we're stoked to share the video for the newest Ratboys single, "I Go Out at Night," directed by coool and taken from their upcoming album, Printer's Devil.

Listen to the new single today on your platform of choice and check the video below
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In addition to the new video, a little reminder that Ratboys will embark on a headlining tour this year, kicking things off with a release show for Printer's Devil in Chicago on February 28. Find the dates below, and have fun at the gig~

  • February 21, 2020 - Madison, WI, US @ Memorial Union Terrace, University of Wisconsin
  • February 28, 2020 - Chicago, IL, US @ Lincoln Hall
  • March 14, 2020 - Urbana, IL, US @ Rose Bowl Tavern
  • March 15, 2020 - Kansas City, MO, US @ The Riot Room
  • March 24, 2020 - Manitou Springs, CO, US @ Lulu's Downstairs
  • March 25, 2020 - Boise, ID, US @ Treefort Music Fest
  • March 26, 2020 - Salt Lake City, UT, US @ Kilby Court
  • March 29, 2020 - Seattle, WA, US @ Barboza
  • March 30, 2020 - Portland, OR, US @ Mississippi Studios
  • April 02, 2020 - San Francisco, CA, US @ Bottom of the Hill
  • April 03, 2020 - Santa Ana, CA, US @ CONSTELLATION ROOM
  • April 04, 2020 - Los Angeles (LA), CA, US @ The Echo
  • April 05, 2020 - La Jolla, CA, US @ Che Cafe, UC San Diego
  • April 07, 2020 - Phoenix, AZ, US @ The Rebel Lounge
  • April 09, 2020 - Denver, CO, US @ Larimer Lounge
  • April 29, 2020 - Pontiac, MI, US @ Pike Room at the Crofoot
  • April 30, 2020 - Lakewood, OH, US @ Mahall's 20 Lanes
  • May 01, 2020 - Pittsburgh, PA, US @ Club Café
  • May 02, 2020 - Toronto, ON, Canada @ Monarch Tavern
  • May 05, 2020 - Allston, MA, US @ Great Scott
  • May 07, 2020 - Brooklyn, NY, US @ Rough Trade NYC
  • May 08, 2020 - Philadelphia, PA, US @ Johnny Brenda's
  • May 09, 2020 - Washington, DC, US @ Songbyrd Music House
  • May 10, 2020 - Richmond, VA, US @ The Camel
  • May 12, 2020 - Atlanta, GA, US @ The Masquerade
  • May 13, 2020 - Nashville, TN, US @ Mercy Lounge / the High Watt
  • May 14, 2020 - Columbus, OH, US @ Rumba Café
  • May 15, 2020 - Louisville, KY, US @ Zanzabar
  • May 16, 2020 - St Louis, MO, US @ Duck Room, Blueberry Hill

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Boyscott // Tour with Vundabar

Boyscott will tour with Vundabar along the East Coast in the new year, with a few appearances in the midwest, as well as a lone Canadian show in Toronto.

Not familiar with Boyscott? Get a sample of Boyscott's metamorphic rock on their album Goose Bumps anywhere music is heard.

  • 3/18 - Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place^
  • 3/19 - Toronto, ON @ The Garrison^
  • 3/20 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog^
  • 3/21 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall^
  • 3/22 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St^
  • 4/11 - Orlando, FL @ Soundbar*
  • 4/12 - Atlanta, GA @ Purgatory*
  • 4/13 - Nashville, TN @ High Watt
  • 4/14 - Asheville, NC @ Mothlight*
  • 4/15 - Raleigh, NC @ Motorco*
  • 4/16 - Washington, DC @ U Street*
  • 4/17 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church*
  • 4/24 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club*
  • 4/29 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade*
  • 4/30 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*

^ w/ The Ophelias

* w/ Dehd

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Ratboys // Announce album 'Printer's Devil' and 2020 headline tour

Today we're very thrilled to announce the upcoming record, Printer's Devil, by Ratboys, out February 28, 2020. We've released a music video for the album's lead single, "Alien with a Sleep Mask On," directed by the duo coool. The video follows a team of scientists attempting to save the life of the video's protagonist, portrayed by the band's very own Julia Steiner. The song will be available on your platform of choice come Friday, November 15.


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Starting the night of the album's release, Ratboys will embark on a full US headline tour, with Ellis supporting the first leg, and Topshelf labelmates, Another Michael, on the second. Make sure to peep the dates below before tickets go on sale this Friday, November 15.

  • February 28, 2020 - Chicago, IL, US @ Lincoln Hall - get tickets
  • March 14, 2020 - Urbana, IL, US @ Rose Bowl Tavern - get tickets
  • March 15, 2020 - Kansas City, MO, US @ The Riot Room - get tickets
  • March 24, 2020 - Manitou Springs, CO, US @ Lulu's Downstairs - get tickets *
  • March 26, 2020 - Salt Lake City, UT, US @ Kilby Court - get tickets *
  • March 29, 2020 - Seattle, WA, US @ Barboza - get tickets *
  • March 30, 2020 - Portland, OR, US @ Mississippi Studios - get tickets *
  • April 02, 2020 - San Francisco, CA, US @ Bottom of the Hill - get tickets *
  • April 03, 2020 - Santa Ana, CA, US @ CONSTELLATION ROOM - get tickets *
  • April 04, 2020 - Los Angeles (LA), CA, US @ The Echo - get tickets *
  • April 05, 2020 - La Jolla, CA, US @ Che Cafe, UC San Diego - get tickets *
  • April 07, 2020 - Phoenix, AZ, US @ The Rebel Lounge - get tickets *
  • April 09, 2020 - Denver, CO, US @ Larimer Lounge - get tickets *

  • April 29, 2020 - Pontiac, MI, US @ Pike Room at the Crofoot - get tickets ^
  • April 30, 2020 - Lakewood, OH, US @ Mahall's 20 Lanes - get tickets ^
  • May 01, 2020 - Pittsburgh, PA, US @ Club Café - get tickets ^
  • May 02, 2020 - Toronto, ON, Canada @ Monarch Tavern - get tickets ^
  • May 05, 2020 - Allston, MA, US @ Great Scott - get tickets ^
  • May 07, 2020 - Brooklyn, NY, US @ Rough Trade NYC - get tickets ^
  • May 08, 2020 - Philadelphia, PA, US @ Johnny Brenda's - get tickets ^
  • May 09, 2020 - Washington, DC, US @ Songbyrd Music House - get tickets ^
  • May 10, 2020 - Richmond, VA, US @ The Camel - get tickets ^
  • May 12, 2020 - Atlanta, GA, US @ The Masquerade - get tickets ^
  • May 13, 2020 - Nashville, TN, US @ Mercy Lounge / the High Watt - get tickets ^
  • May 14, 2020 - Columbus, OH, US @ Rumba Café - get tickets ^
  • May 15, 2020 - Louisville, KY, US @ Zanzabar - get tickets ^
  • May 16, 2020 - St Louis, MO, US @ Duck Room, Blueberry Hill - get tickets ^


  • photograph by Johnny Fabrizio // design by Dave Sagan

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    Field Mouse // East coast tour with Long Neck

    Starting tonight in Albany, NY is the Winter Chills Tour 2019, featuring Long Neck and our very own Field Mouse. If you're on the East Coast, make sure to slide the appropriate date into your calendar and make it to the gig!

    And in case you missed it: Field Mouse put out the wonderfully lush and hazy Meaning earlier this year. Listen to it today on your favorite platform.

    • December 4, 2019 - Albany, NY @ Buddie's Basement
    • December 6, 2019 - Portland, ME @ Sun Tiki Studios
    • December 7, 2019 - Providence, RI @ Askew
    • December 8, 2019 - Boston, MA @ O'Brien's
    • December 9, 2019 - Middletown, CT @ Mac 650
    • December 10, 2019 - Brooklyn, NY @ Littlefield
    • December 11, 2019 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd Vinyl Lounge
    • December 12, 2019 - New Brunswick, NJ @ House
    • December 13, 2019 - Newark, DE @ The Temple
    • December 14, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA @ Couchtown

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    LITE // "Double" Music Video

    Just a few days ahead of their US tour with Elephant Gym, LITE have shared a new music video for the song "Double," taken from their recently released album Multiple. Enjoy the video below and mark your calendars!

    LITE's Nobuyuki Takeda explains that the group's objective with "Double" was to "remove the useless to the utmost limit," effectively eliminating effects and accessory pedals to approach the truest sound of their instruments. This self-imposed limitation is meant to emphasize the physicality of the band's music, characterized by melodically disjointed, rhythmically challenging passages and unpredictable songwriting.

    "This physical sound expresses the best of our style, born from the history of playing in so many various and sometimes tough environments, and keeps only what’s necessary to express ourselves on stage," says Takeda. "When we asked ourselves how to express this physical feeling visually in a music video, we came to think naturally of dance. We chose the spirited young dancer Aoi Yamada, as we believed her contemporary dance expresses in the best way LITE’s current identity."

    As Takeda suggests, Aoi Yamada's swift, precise movements assertively capture the the song's agile twists and hairpin turns. Her physical prowess and the viscerally demanding nature of "Double" are underscored by the focus on LITE's hands, symbolic of their mastery of the finer "points" of composition.

    East coast tour dates:

    • October 24, 2019 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
    • October 25, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
    • October 26, 2019 - Washington, DC @ DC9

    West coast tour dates with Elephant Gym:

    • October 28, 2019 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
    • October 29, 2019 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos
    • October 30, 2019 - Portland, OR @ Lola's Room
    • November 1, 2019 - Berkeley, CA @ Cornerstone
    • November 2, 2019 - Sacramento, CA @ Harlow's
    • November 3, 2019 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
    • November 4, 2019 - San Diego, CA @ Music Box
    • November 6, 2019 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge

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    Elephant Gym // "Gaze at Blue"

    Elephant Gym have surprise-dropped a new track and music video today in anticipation of their upcoming west coast tour with Topshelf labelmates LITE.

    Check out the new single today on your platform of choice, or enjoy the video below.

    Taiwanese trio Elephant Gym’s new one-off “Gaze at Blue” carefully synthesizes elements of jazz, ambient, and post-rock into a groove-replete freeform introspection. The interplay of its nimble, explorative guitar and bass bounces between unison and syncopation, coated with subtly glitched sample-clicks and the cool ambience of a droning synth. “Gaze at Blue” teases in and out of hints toward its enthralling climax, a drawn-out crescendo with no precise resolution, as if to evoke the illusory and ambiguous endpoints of freedom.


    In the upcoming weeks you'll be able to catch the band on the West Coast with LITE. And if you're based in LA, you'll be thrilled to discover that the band will play at Tyler, the Creator's Camp Flog Gnaw festival. Check the dates and be stoked!

    • October 28, 2019 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
    • October 29, 2019 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos
    • October 30, 2019 - Portland, OR @ Lola's Room
    • November 1, 2019 - Berkeley, CA @ Cornerstone
    • November 2, 2019 - Sacramento, CA @ Harlow's
    • November 3, 2019 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
    • November 4, 2019 - San Diego, CA @ Music Box
    • November 6, 2019 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
    • November 9, 2019 - Los Angeles, CA, US @ Dodger Stadium

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