Wampire announces new album, ‘Bazaar’, stream 3 tracks

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Despite their insanely silly band name, Portland’s Wampire managed to sink their teeth into many a people’s hearts last year (including ours). That was thanks in part to their debut album, Curiosity, which saw the duo of Rocky Tinder and Eric Phipps deftly blend playful psychedelia with bits of ’70s rock and synth-pop for a joyful yet nuanced sound. They parlayed the album into tours with Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Smith Westerns, plus a bevy of festival dates the world over.

Now, Tinder and Phipps are looking toward the future, recruiting a full band for the release of Wampire’s sophomore album, Bazaar, due out October 7th via Polyvinyl. For the nine-track effort, Wampire once again tapped UMO’s Jacob Portrait to serve as producer, spending time recently at The Museum studio in Brooklyn. In a press release, Phipps called his state of mind during the album’s recording sessions as that of a “Kafka-esque insomniac musical novelist”.”

Listen to three tracks below:

In support of Bazaar, Wampire will be on tour this fall. Consult their full schedule below.

Wampire 2014 Tour Dates:
08/22 – Rock Creek, BC @ Ponderosa Arts & Music Festival
09/19 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom *
09/20 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre *
09/21 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater *
09/22 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium *
09/24 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore *
09/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda *
09/26 – Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse *
09/27 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern *
09/29 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom *
10/01 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre *

Listen in below (via Stereogum):

Pearl Jam’s U.S. Tour Dates

Eddie Vedder - Frontman of Pearl Jam

Eddie Vedder – Frontman of Pearl Jam / Photo Jason Oxenham/Getty Images

Pearl Jam have announced a 12-city October U.S. tour, following a summer trek to Europe, that includes their appearance at Austin City Limits Music Festival. Tickets for the shows go on sale May 30th.

Last year, the group put out their 10th studio album, Lightning Bolt, which frontman Eddie Vedder kvelled about in an interview with Rolling Stone. “I say this in the least-competitive way possible, but we’re trying to make not just the best Pearl Jam record, but just the best record,” the singer said. “It’s about getting to the next level of communication, or just trying to crack a code into some higher plane of playing music.”

Outside of the world of Pearl Jam, the group’s guitarist Mike McCready wrote an article for Rolling Stone about how Kiss had inspired him growing up, as the makeup-faced hard rockers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Moreover, he revealed that he wasn’t the only member of his band to garner inspiration from the group. “Pearl Jam sit down and have conversations about Kiss all the time on tour,” he wrote. “My band used to do ‘C’Mon and Love Me.’ Matt Cameron played in a Kiss tribute band when he was 14. They got so big around San Diego that they got a cease-and-desist order from Casablanca Records. Jeff Ament used to play ‘She’ in his band Deranged Diction. There’s a Kiss through-line to a lot of the music that came out of Seattle, and it hasn’t been talked about a lot.”

Via Rolling Stone Mag

Pearl Jam U.S. tour dates:
10/1 Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena
10/3 St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
10/4 – 10/5 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/8 Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
10/9 Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
10/10 – 10/12 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/14 Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum
10/16 Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena
10/17 Moline, IL – iWireless Center
10/19 St. Paul, NM – Xcel Energy Center
10/20 Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Bradley Center
10/22 Denver, CO – Pepsi Center

Jake Bugg to play London’s Alexandra Palace

Jake Bugg

Jake Bugg

 
Jake Bugg is to play five UK dates in October, including a major show at London’s Alexandra Palace – O2 Priority Tickets for that concert will be available from 9am on Wednesday May 14.

The shows are some of the largest Bugg has ever played. Following the UK run, the singer-songwriter will be supporting The Black Keys on their October/November tour of arenas in Canada and the USA.

A former US tourmate of Bugg’s, Albert Hammond Jr, recently predicted that Bugg will be a festival headliner one day. “What people see in him is just that he’s a talented guy with a great voice and as he figures himself out, I think that he’ll be able to headline,” said Hammond Jr. “He’s doing great and I don’t even need to say anything.”

Bugg is set to release a new four-track EP titled ‘Messed Up Kids’ on May 12.

Jake Bugg will play:

Cardiff Arena (October 5)
Wolverhampton Civic Hall (October 7)
Liverpool Echo 2 (October 18)
Bridlington Spa (October 20)
London Alexandra Palace (October 21)

DAWES ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES

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DAWES TOUR WITH CONOR OBERST

Headed out on tour with the great Conor Oberst this May and June. We’re gonna be opening and backing him up as well. For all info, click HERE

May 8, 2014 – Haw River Ballroom – Saxapahaw, NC
May 9, 2014 – The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
May 11, 2014 – Charleston Music Hall – Charleston, SC
May 13, 2014 – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
May 14, 2014 – The Beacham – Orlando, FL
May 17, 2014 – Track 29 – Chattanooga, TN
May 22, 2014 – The Space at Westbury – Westbury, NY
May 23, 2014 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
May 24, 2014 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
May 25, 2014 – Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead – Munhall, PA
May 27, 2014 – Taft Theatre – Cincinnati, OH
May 29, 2014 – Metro – Chicago, IL
May 30, 2014 – Metro – Chicago, IL
May 31, 2014 – Pabst Theater – Milwaukee, WI
June 1, 2014 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
June 2, 2014 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
June 4, 2014 – Sokol Auditorium – Omaha, NE
June 5, 2014 – The Blue Note – Columbia, MO
June 6, 2014 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
June 7, 2014 – Buster’s – Lexington, KY
July 29, 2014 – SummerStage, Central Park – New York, NY

24th annual Tibet House Benefit to feature The National, Iggy Pop, New Order, and more

Matt Berninger of The National - Photo by Ben Kaye

Matt Berninger of The National – Photo by Ben Kaye

The National’s Matt Berninger, Aaron Dessner, and Bryce Dessner will join Iggy Pop, New Order, and Patti Smith, among others at this year’s Tibet House US Benefit Concert in New York City.

Also performing are Joe Walsh, Robert Randolph, Nico Muhly, Philip Glass, and Tibetan singer-songwriter Techung. Chuck Close and actors Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard will act as Honorary Chairpersons for the evening.

The annual event, now in its 24th year, will take place on March 11th at Carnegie Hall. Proceeds from the concert benefit the Tibet House US, a nonprofit educational institution whose mission is to help preserve and restore Tibetan civilization and culture. Currently located in New York City, it was founded in 1987 at the request of the Dalai Lama.

For more information on the event, visit the organization’s official website.

See Foo Fighters, Imagine Dragons and the Roots’ Super Bowl Shows – livestream direct from Bud Light Hotel in New York City

The Super Bowl hits New York this weekend and there’s way more music coming to the Big Apple beyond Bruno Mars’ halftime spectacular: Bud Light is bringing three nights of concerts to an aircraft carrier stationed on the Hudson River. Even better news: You can watch highlights from all the shows right here.

Visit this very page Thursday night to catch the Roots, who are leading a program they’ve dubbed “The Roots Present Hip-Hop NYC,” which features appearances by Run-DMC, Busta Rhymes and more. On Friday, Best Rock Performance Grammy winners Imagine Dragons will perform with Walk the Moon. And on February 1st, Foo Fighters will play their first New York show since 2012 (following their very short hiatus) with Zac Brown Band.