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Lots of Speedy Ortiz news

September 5, 2018 10:56 am

Lots of Speedy Ortiz news! Peep at Rolling Stone
- New cover of Liz Phair's "blood keeper"
**Bandcamp sales will supply venues with Shawna Potter's (War On Women) Making Spaces Safer guidebook**
- Sadie Dupuis' first poetry book, Mouthguard, due out this November.



In celebration of their tour with Liz Phair, Speedy Ortiz has covered the almost entirely undiscovered track, "Blood Keeper," a Scream 2 soundtrack outtake, written by Phair. With a "Pay What You Want" option on Bandcamp, the proceeds will fund providing each venue on the tour with Shawn Potter's (War On Women) pocket guide, "Making Spaces Safer." As told by the band: "As far as our choice of song, here’s the first DM I ever sent to Liz Phair: "thanks much for saying hi, it means a lot!! scream tv series made me remember ‘blood keeper.’ vague plans to record it gary numan style haha.” I have kept in touch with my hero since then, and three years later, I’m so thankful we finally get to join her on tour. “Blood Keeper” is one of my favorites of hers, made all the more tantalizing because 1. it was never officially released 2. there’s, like, NO information available about it online 3. other than that it was apparently submitted for the Scream 2 soundtrack??? We tried our best to do homage to this gorgeous mystery rock song (although not so much on the Gary Numan style promise), and are psyched the money can go to Shawna’s awesome pocket guide."

Tour Dates:
September 6th - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse*
September 7th - Birmingham, AL - Saturn*
September 8th - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Festival*
September 10th - Louisville, KY - Headliner’s Music Hall*
September 11th - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom*
September 13th - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre*
September 14th - Chicago, IL - Riot Fest*
September 15th - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue*
September 18th - Seattle, WA - The Showbox*
September 19th - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom*
September 20th - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore*
September 21st - Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at Ace Hotel*
September 23rd - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction%
September 24th - San Diego, CA - Belly Up Tavern*
September 25th - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom*
September 27th - Austin, TX - The Mohawk*
September 28th - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater*
October 1st - Nashville, TN - Exit/In*
October 2nd - Cincinnati, OH - 20th Century Theater*
October 3rd - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club*
October 5th - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer*
October 6th - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel*
October 8th - Boston, MA - Royale*
October 9th - Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre*
October 10th - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre*
October 12th - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall*
October 17th - London, UK - The Garage^
October 18th - Nottingham, UK - Rough Trade Nottingham^
October 19th - Leeds, UK - Belgrave Music Hall^
October 20th - Birmingham, UK - Hare & Hounds^
October 22nd - Glasgow, UK - Stereo^
October 23rd - Manchester, UK - Now Wave Venue^
October 24th - Brighton, UK - Patterns^
October 25th - Bristol, UK - The Louisiana^

* w/ Liz Phair
^ w/ Doe
% w/ Potty Mouth, Gypsum

Skylar Spence shares new single “Cry Wolf”

September 4, 2018 12:41 pm

Skylar Spence's two-track release, the follow up to his 2015 album Prom King, comes out tomorrow! listen to "Cry Wolf" via The Fader.

Ryan DeRobertis on the release: "I felt alone and detached from things that used to make me feel joy, but kind of just allowed myself to wallow in that anxiety and depression instead of reaching out for help," he said. "It took me nearly a year to reach the point where I had to start making changes in my life, and this chorus was meant to be kind of a mantra for people who've found themselves in my space, where you've talked so often about making changes it starts to feel like crying wolf. You can get through it (and appreciate the insight you gained for having gone through it!)"

Carousel / Cry Wolf is available here.

Skylar Spence shares new single “Carousel”

August 21, 2018 11:17 am

Thrilled to announce that Skylar Spence is baack. Enjoy the ride with his new song, "Carousel," taken from his forthcoming two-track release out September 5th. Video created by Jena Goma (Showtime Goma, of A Sunny Day in Glasgow.)

The chorus was intended to be cyclical like a ferris wheel or a carousel -- at the end of the ride, you end up where you started. In the song, the vacation starts out hectic which, for him ruins the point of a vacation, when you can’t kick your feet up and relax. You need to work hard for those moments, to feel like you earned them. Those moments when one doesn't have to abide by a schedule, that allows for relaxation or even exploration, and they usually end up being the best parts of a vacation.

Carousel / Cry Wolf is available for pre-order here.


Carousel / Cry Wolf
1. Carousel
2. Cry Wolf

Wendyfix unveils two-track release

August 20, 2018 11:18 am

Wendyfix just unveiled another early 90's release. In the earliest days of the band, extended, minimalist winter jams were the order of the day, partly out of necessity. These were not virtuosic players; Chicago’s cold turned band practice into hibernation. The result: M/F / Clarion. Listen to the two-track release via your favorite streaming service.



1. M/F
2. Clarion

“Overhead” music video

August 15, 2018 11:29 am

Madeline Kenney confronts societal pressures about motherhood in her new track, “Overhead.” Check out the haunting music video via Stereogum. This is the second single from Kenney’s forthcoming release, Perfect Shapes, out October 5th. Pre-orders available now.

Kenney on the track: “Lyrically, ‘Overhead’ is about the societal expectations of women to have children, my own grappling with those expectations, and considering the value and depth in my life without children. For the video, I wanted to express that idea through the image of an arid, lofty, haunted house — not traditionally creepy, but moreso haunted by my own personal demons. The women dancers come in to exorcise those demons out, offset the heaviness, and call attention to the fact that a lot of us are having the same internal conversations. During the video shoot, we talked a lot about this, and a few of the women agreed to share some words on what the song and video represent to them.”

Catch Madeline Kenney on tour this Fall!

August 15th – Dover, UK – The Booking Hall *
August 16th – Bristol, UK – Louisiana *
August 18th – Exeter, UK – Exeter Phoenix *
August 19th – Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds *
August 21st – Edinburgh, IE – Summerhall *
August 22nd – Leeds, UK – Headrow House *
September 15th – Raleigh, NC – Kings %
October 15th – Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place
October 18th – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop
October 20th – Los Angeles, CA – Moroccan Lounge
November 1st – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
November 2nd – Lancaster, PA – Tellus 360
November 3rd – Washington, DC – Songbyrd
November 4th – Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA
November 6th – Toronto, ON – Monarch
November 7th – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
November 8th – Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub
November 9th – Chicago, IL – Schubas
November 13th – Brighton, UK – Green Door Store
November 4th – Bristol, UK – Rough Trade Bristol
November 15th – London, UK – Sebright Arms
November 16th – Paris, FR – Petit Bain
November 17th – Graz, AT – Autumn Leaves
November 20th – Brussels, BE – Botanique Witloof Bar

* = w/ Wye Oak
%= w/ Sugar Candy Mountain

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