Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Decade Of Yacht.

Press Release:

YACHT is developing a comedy TV show for Amazon called SUPPORT, plus 10th anniversary show announced 
Two big announcements from Team YACHT today: First of all, YACHT is turning ten years old!  To celebrate, YACHT has announced a 10th Anniversary celebration on Dec. 8 in Los Angeles at the Echoplex.  The performance will feature material from all eras and line-ups of the band, with special guests, surprises and prizes and party favors for the audience! Secondly, the members of YACHT are pleased to announce they are currently developing a comedy show for Amazon Studios, called Support.  Expect to see the pilot online early next year.

Official press release from Amazon Studios announcing Support:

Sometimes, what happens behind the scenes can be even more entertaining than what happens in the spotlight. That's the idea behind a new series added to the Amazon Studios Development Slate: Support, about a band's life on the road.

The creators of Support are all members of a band called YACHT, who are signed to LCD Soundsystem's label, DFA. And yes, they drew from their own experiences - in dozens of different kinds of bands - to create their show:

"Viewing the awkward, banal (and sometimes even degrading) realities inherent to playing in a band through the lens of comedy has helped us cope with how weird our lives consistently are."

More about Support:
Writers: Jona Bechtolt, Jeffrey Brodsky, Claire Evans, Rob Kieswetter (they are the band YACHT)

Logline: An ensemble comedy about life on the rock 'n' roll road, as seen through the eyes of its least glamorous participants: the opening band.

Why Amazon optioned it: The script is funny, has heart, and is about as authentic of a perspective as you can get on the music industry. It's a fascinating look backstage and at the lives of the bands we look up to on stage. These are characters we care about and root for and want to see succeed.

>From the writers: "For the past three years, we've imagined our lives on the road as a TV show. In many ways, a tour is a perfect analogue to an episodic series: there's a central cast of characters, recurring locations, absurd scenarios, and new conflicts to resolve every day. There are just too many stranger-than-fiction moments that we've wanted to share, but haven't had the time or outlet to do so. We've been keeping notes of every ridiculous interaction and story in a shared document and we can't wait to unearth them all through the show."

YACHT 2012 Tour Dates:
10/18    Durham, NH @ Univ. of New Hampshire
10/19    New York, NY @ Terminal 5
10/20    Boston, MA @ House of Blues
10/21    Montreal, QC @ Corona Theater
10/23    Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
10/24    Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
10/25    Chicago, IL @ Metro
10/27    San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
10/28    Pomona, CA @ The Fox Theater
12/08    Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex (10th Anniversary Show)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Listen To Sonic Youth Live In '85.

Aye, the vintage year of 1985. Rock In Rio was the biggest festival in the world, USA For Africa was in full swing, Phil Collins released No Jacket Required, and Sonic Youth were touring the States behind the Bad Moon Rising album. Some of us were there, most of us weren't. Luckily the audio from one of these seminal mindblowing shows was captured on 4-track cassette and will soon be available for the masses. 
Smart Bar Chicago 1985 CD, double LP or MP3 Download will be available on November 13th via Sonic Youth's own Goofin’ label. Pre-order HERE.

Monday, October 15, 2012

GBV Triple Single Onslaught.

"Everywhere Is Miles From Everywhere" / non-LP b-side "The World’s Getting Smaller"
"White Flag" / non-LP b-side “Casino Model”
"Hangover Child" / non-LP b-side “Urchin Promise”

Listen To Holy Ghost! "It Gets Dark".

A limited run of numbered edition 12” singles or MP3 download will be officially available tomorrow (10/16/12). Purchasing options can be found HERE.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Stream Yakuza's New Album In Its Entirety.

Yakuza's sixth album, Beyul, will be available on October 16th via Profound Lore. 
Pre-order HERE.
Also if you live in the greater Chicago area don't miss the band's record release show on Friday October 19th at the Empty Bottle.

Monday, October 08, 2012

Times New Viking & Siltbreeze Together Again.

Eight years after their partnership began with the debut of the Dig Yourself album, Times New Viking and the Siltbreeze label have join forces once again for the upcoming release of the Over & Over 12" EP due out on November 13th. 

Track List:
1. Sleep-In
2. Telephone Wires
3. Y2K2
4. Future with Girls
5. Middle Class Drags
6. At the Bars
Audio samples and pre-order options for Over & Over can be found HERE.

Monday, October 01, 2012

Jawbreaker Relics.

Stickman Adam Pfahler sports original artwork from Jawbreaker's 1992 album Bivouac.
Wink wink nudge nudge - deluxe CD & LP reissues coming soon.

Bell Witch Song & Tour.

Seattle’s Bell Witch is a doom metal duo comprised of bassist / vocalist Dylan Desmond (also a member of Samothrace) and drummer / vocalist Adrian Guerra. "Bails (of Flesh)" is the lead off track from the upcoming Longing album duo out on November 13th via Profound Lore. Pre-order HERE.

In the mean time check the band's live show this October.

10/05    Seattle, WA @ The Comet Tavern
10/07    Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
10/11    Fargo, ND @ The New Direction
10/12    Milwaukee, WI @ The Cactus Club
10/14    Indianapolis, IN @ The Melody Inn
10/15    Somerville, MA @ Radio Somerville
10/16    Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron
10/17    Baltimore, MD @ Golden West
10/18    Philadelphia, PA @ Millcreek Tavern
10/19    Washington, DC @ RAS Restaurant And Lounge
10/20 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
10/21    Chattanooga, TN @ Sluggo's North Vegetarian Cafe
10/22    Nashville, TN @ The End
10/23    Little Rock, AR @ Downtowm Music Hall    w/ Pallbearer
10/24    Kansas City, MO @ House Show
10/25    Denver, CO @ Blast O Mat
10/26    Salt Lake City, UT @ The Dog Pound
10/27    Boise, ID @ The Shredder

Meeting Of Thee Old Schoolers!

Veterans of the always adventurous Indie Music Biz: Ian MacKaye, El Bob and C.P. Pratt. 
Revolver HQ Sept. 6th 2012.