After a long awaited 4-year hiatus Alex asks yesterday’s Observatory North Park crowd, “Have we been missed?” and we all know the answer to this, well of course. With no prior single released for last night’s performance, it was all up in the air for where Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino’s sound would lead. It was then made aware that the performance was not allowing for any recordings to take place, but it didn’t stop fans that wanted to spread some love by sharing the group’s 4 new tracks. Before the Monkeys went on stage, Cameron Avery greeted the audience with a lovely performance from his 2017’s Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams. Cameron Avery was then sweetly side-by-side with his wife Alyssa Miller Avery during Dance With Me. As Cam finished his set, the audience was scoping the new layout for the Monkey’s new era spotting a piano, synths, and new guitars for both Jamie and Alex. During the electric set 4 new tracks from Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino were debuted: Four Out of Five (with Cameron Avery), One Point Perspective, American Sports, and then the encore including She Looks Like Fun (with Cameron Avery). Four Out of Five is one track that stood out apart from the four debuts because I could easily imagine it being apart of The Last Shadow Puppet’s Everything You’ve Come To Expect. What was unexpected was the debut of You’re So Dark from their 2013’s One For The Road B-sides. Overall, their new sound is very Leonard Cohen-esque, with throwback feelings from their 2011 Suck It and See album, but with a new introduction to keys and synths. The boys are again playing another sold-out show at San Diego’s Observatory North Park Crowd tonight and of course, the crowd is hopeful for more Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino debuts. A full video of the three debuts can be found below!
Father John Misty has just announced that he will be the releasing the follow up to his 2017 album ‘Pure Comedy’ on June 1st. His 4th studio album will be titled ‘God’s Favorite Customer’. The record will feature his recently released single ‘Mr. Tillman’. The upcoming will be consist of 10 songs, tracklist and album artwork below. Father John is currently on tour check out all his upcoming tour dates here.
01 Hangout at the Gallows 02 Mr. Tillman 03 Just Dumb Enough to Try 04 Date Night 05 Please Don’t Die 06 The Palace 07 Disappointing Diamonds Are the Rarest of Them All 08 God’s Favorite Customer 09 The Songwriter 10 We’re Only People (And There’s Not Much Anyone Can Do About That)
YESSSS! Drag City Records has made Ty Segall, Silver Jews, and Bill Callahan available on pretty much every streaming service you could think of. Happy Easter! If you still have not got the chance to listen to Ty’s most recent album ‘A Freedoms Goblin’ make sure to listen below, and while you’re at it check out our review. The Chicago indie label has been avoiding streaming services for years now but I guess they’ve accepted that its the way most people are consuming music in this day and age. Joanna Newsom, however, is still keeping her music off of Spotify since she thinks its a “garbage system”. This Is Drag City Spotify playlist here.
Lollapalooza Argentina is coming up very soon, and today the festival announced the set times. All the times can be seen above. Will you be seeing the Chili Peppers or Camila Cabello? The Killers or Wiz Khalifa? The 5th edition of Lollapalooza Argentina will be held from March 16-18 at the Hipodromo de San Isidro. Tickets are selling out quickly, 3 day and day 1 tickets are officially sold out. Get yours for the 17th and 18th while you still can here. If you’re attending the festival be sure to check out our guide for all the gringos heading down south here.
The Voidz announce their sophomore album and share a new song
Julian Casablancas’ The Voidz have just shared the second single leading up to their new album ‘Virtue’ that is set to be released on March 30th via RCA. Their new single ‘QYURRYUS’ is out now. Listen to the track below. The LP will feature 15 songs including their recent release ‘Leave It In My Dreams’ and ‘QYURRYUS’. The offical tracklist can be found hereand Julian’sfake one can be found here. You can listen to ‘Leave It In My Dreams’here.
White has already announced a string of North American dates in support of his upcoming album ‘Boarding House Ranch’ that will be released on March 23rd via Third Man Records. Jack stated the following, ““phone-free, 100% human experience” continuing with, “We think you’ll enjoy looking up from your gadgets for a little while and experience music and our shared love of it IN PERSON.”. Fans that would like to post photos of the show on their social media can now repost from @officialjackwhitelive. All tour dates can be found here. Listen to his new single ‘Connected By Love’ here.