Topics we discussed:
News: Daft Punk fourth studio album, Random Access Memories, out on Daft Life/Columbia Records on May 21st, 2013. Personally, I love the French dance/techno duo, been a fan since Homework in 1997. I don't know how successful their new Random Access Memories will be on their own imprint, Daft Life via Columbia Records, but millions of fans will let us know this May.
On Tour: Chicago/Minneapolis trio On an On just announced their spring tour with Savoir Adore (who we covered last year). On an On is one of those bands that got the attention of Jess, who said they look and sound amazing from their recent SXSW appearance.
On an On will kick off their tour in support of Give In this April - which I'm only listing their North American dates below. See their website for more UK and overseas dates.
04/05 - Harrisonburg, VA - MacRock Fest
04/06 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
04/08 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre Rooftop
04/09 - Atlanta, GA - The Drunken Unicorn
04/11 - Columbus, OH - Rumba Café
04/12 - Toronto, ON - The Drake
04/13 - Montreal, QC - Club Lambi
04/14 - Boston, MA - Church of Boston
04/16 - Burlington, VT - Signal Kitchen
04/18 - New York, NY - Knitting Factory
04/26 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
Also on tour is Caveman. I've already listed Caveman's tour dates yesterday, so I won't list it here. Jess is excited to see the band this week (Thursday at the Troubadour).
Also, Vu recounts his tragic Caveman story around the time they were on tour for Koko B. Ware.
New Albums: Johnny Marr's The Messenger. See previous article on his tour dates. We all love the Smiths, but can a guitarist make it as a solo artist (note: Johnny Marr + Healers tour and album didn't go too well, but I saw them in 2003). The Stokes's Come Down Machine is coming out tomorrow (March 26th). No one's heard the new album yet, but if you're a fan, you'll definitely want to pick up the Best Buy exclusive which comes with a bonus T-Shirt. Shout Out Louds' new album Optica came out last month on Merge Records.
Palma Violets' 180, according to Brody is the "best album so far." Hey, guess what? It just so happens that Palma Violet is doing a North American tour (and they are stopping by Minneapolis!)
04/17/13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo *
04/19/13 – Indio, CA – Coachella Music and Arts Festival
04/23/13 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
04/30/13 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
05/01/13 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s Tavern
05/02/13 – Cleveland Heights, OH – The Grog
05/06/13 – Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
05/07/13 – Washington, D.C. – Rock & Roll Hotel
05/08/13 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
05/09/13 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
Song of the Show: "Only Heather" by Virginia's Wild Nothing, taken from their second album Nocturne (August 28, 2012) via Captured Tracks.
Wild Nothing came highly recommended by both Jess and Brody, so it's a good song to end the show.
The band is currently on tour.
Mar 07 Brisbane - Alhambra Lounge
Mar 08 Sydney, NSW - The Oxford Art Factory
Mar 09 Meredith, Victoria - Golden Plains Festival
Mar 11 Melbourne - The Tote
Mar 12 Melbourne - The Toff in Town
Mar 15 Tokyo - Astro Hall
Mar 18 Liverpool - The Kazimier
Mar 19 Manchester - Sound Control
Mar 20 Birmingham - Hare & Hounds
Mar 21 London - Scala
Mar 23 Paris - Nouveau Casino
Mar 24 Lille - L’Aeronef
Mar 26 Antwerpen - Muziekcentrum Trix
Mar 27 Amsterdam - Bitterzoet
Mar 28 Istanbul - Babylon Istanbul
Apr 13 + Apr 20 Indio, CA - Coachella
May 23 Barcelona - Primavera Sound
May 25 London - Field Day
May 30 Porto - Optimus Primavera Sound
Jun 08 New York, NY - Governor’s Ball
BONUS: Family of the Year, Free Energy, and Dedicate Steve. Fun British terms. Supergrass' "Late in the Day".
Corrections: Bonnet is the car's hood, while the boot is the car's trunk. The Strokes' debut album is called Is This It, not self-titled. Blur and Oasis were rivals, not Blur and Pulp.
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