The beautiful Natasha Khan (aka Bat For Lashes) will be releasing her new album The Bride via Parlophone/Warner Bros. Records on July 1, 2016. The album’s lead single “I Do” premiered last month to rapturous response while suggesting a bridal theme. The album’s second preview, “In God’s House,” continues with the mysterious narrative ....
The story of the Bride is about a woman whose fiancé has been killed in a crash on the way to the church for their wedding. The Bride flees the scene to take the honeymoon trip alone, resulting in a dark meditation on love, loss, grief, and celebration.
Bat For Lashes will be playing select, special shows for The Bride in between festival appearances at Coachella and Governor's Ball. Fans will get a chance to hear The Bride performed for the first time at these special small shows - which will include appearances at churches (to fit in the ‘bride’ theme) throughout North America and England.
The Bride invites all attendees of these special church shows to wear wedding/formal attire for the occasion... for guys a three-piece suit, for ladies, probably white dresses, etc. A portion of proceeds from these shows will benefit the David Lynch Foundation, whose mission is to bring Transcendental Meditation to at-risk populations around the world.
06/05/16 Governors Ball Music Festival
09/02/16 End Of The Road Festival
Absolute Loser is Fruit Bats’ follow up to 2011's Tripper and it represents a triumphant return to name, form, and self. The record is out now on Easy Sound and was recorded by Thom Monahan who has a long relationship with band leader Eric D. Johnson.
We previously caught Fruit Bats in 2015 and wrote, “The set featured lots of cuts from the last two Fruit Bats records 2009’s The Ruminant Band (“Primitive Man,” “Feather Bed”) and 2011’s Tripper (“So Long,” “You’re Too Weird”) as well as some brand-spankin’ new songs from the next record, to be released sometime next year. Johnson’s honeyed voice was perfect, rivaled only by the dreamy strum of Barker’s guitar and gentle whirr of Klippert’s keyboards.”
May 24 - Austin, TX - The Parish +
May 25 - Dallas, TX - Three Links +
May 27 - MeadowGrass Music Festival 2016
May 28 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
May 29 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
May 31 - Des Moines, IA - Wooly's ~
June 1 - Indianapolis, IN - The Hi-Fi ~
June 2 - Chicago, IL - Beat Kitchen ~
June 3-4 - Nelsonville, OH - Nelsonville Music Festival
June 5 - Chicago, IL - Do Division
Jun 10-11 - Sonoma, CA - Huichica
July 22 - Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival
August 5-7 - Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon Music Festival
+= w/ Kyle Craft
~= w/ Andy C. Jenkins
Toronto’s Hooded Fang is back with their new album Venus On Edge, which recently came out May 13 via the band’s own Daps Records.
Catch the band (singer/songwriter Daniel Lee, guitarist Lane Halley, bassist April Aliermo, and drummer D.Alex Meeks) this summer on their Canadian national tour.
June 01 Kingston, ON - The Mansion
June 02 Hamilton, ON - This Ain't Hollywood
June 03 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
June 04 Guelph, ON - Kazoo! Fest
June 04 London, ON - Call the Office
July 29 Halifax, NS - Seahorse
July 30 Sackville, NB - Sappy Fest
August 01 Charlottetown, PEI - Baba's Lounge
August 04 Fredricton, NB - Reneu
August 12 Sudbury, ON - Up Fest
August 19 Ottawa, ON - Arboretum Festival
Boston’s indie-psych-math rock quartet Bat House will be stopping by Lee’s Liquor Lounge in Minneapolis this week (May 26th), in support of their forthcoming self-titled LP (to be released this Summer 2016).
They recently previewed their new single “Patterns” via soundcloud.com.
5/26 - Minneapolis, MN - Lee's Liquor Lounge
5/27 - Duluth, MN - Red Herring Lounge
6/2 - Rock Island, IL - Rozz-Tox
6/3 - Evansville, IN - PG Cafe
6/4 - Bloomington, IN - The Blockhouse
6/7 - Bowling Green, KY - FFOYA House
6/8 - Louisville, KY - The Cure Lounge
6/9 - Nashville, TN - Nostromo House
6/10 - Chatanooga, TN - JJ's Bohemia
6/11 - Atlanta, GA - TBD
6/12 - Tallahassee, FL - The Terror Fish House
6/14 - Birmingham, AL - Desert Island Company
6/15 - Athens, GA -Flicker Bar
6/16 - TBA
6/17 - Athens, OH - Hardcore House of RBG
6/18 - Erie, PA - Kings Rook Club
6/19 - Boston, MA - Middle East
6/23 - Brooklyn, NY - The Rock Shop