“Heartbreak and darkness are the threads that run through Wolfe’s diverse-yet-distinctive discography. They’re never far behind her. If anything, Abyss chases them, with a tenderness that understands the beauty to be captured therein.”
See full write-up at NPR First Listen
SARGENT HOUSE NEWS
As part of their Bleeder shredlining tour, Mutoid Man will be taking over Europe beginning in October. These dates will follow their summer tour of North America. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 31st.
All anounced shows and ticket links can be found HERE. European performances are listed below.
Oct 16 Dublin, IE @ Grand Social
Oct 17 Belfast, IE @ Voodoo
Oct 18 Birmingham, UK @ The Rainbow
Oct 19 Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
Oct 20 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Oct 21 Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
Oct 22 London, UK @ Underworld
Oct 23 Amsterdam, NE @ Q Factory
Oct 24 Cologne, DE @ Underground
Oct 25 Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
Oct 26 Copenhagen, DK @ BETA
Oct 27 Berlin, DE @ Cassiopeia
Oct 28 Vienna, AT @ Arena
Oct 29 Ljubljana, SI @ Menza pri Koritu
Oct 30 Bologna, IT @ Freakout Club
Oct 31 Milan, IT @ Lo Fi
Nov 01 Montpellier, FR @ Black Sheep
Nov 02 Lille, France @ La Peniche
Later this week Savages are set to host two nights of performance at London’s Barbican. It’s just one event happening during ‘Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening,’ a month-long ‘living exhibition’ curated by American installation artist Doug Aitken. Over the course of the series there’s been a week-long joint studio session from artist Haroon Mirza and Factory Floor, a live film score performance by Spiritualized’s J. Spaceman, new audiovisual work by Turner Prize winning Martin Creed, and a residency from Mica Levi of Micachu & The Shapes.
For Savages’ contribution, they’re teaming up with former Pop Noire label-mates A Dead Forest Index and dance choreographer Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome. Their event takes place over two nights on the 24th and 25th of July. They’ll also appear live in conversation with presenter and writer Ben Eshmade.
“There’s an aspect of contemporary dance to it,” Savages’ Gemma Thompson told us, speaking about the nature of Savages’ upcoming Barbican shows. “Doug Aitken originally did ‘Station to Station’ in North America, and it was basically taking this creative troupe on a train from station to station. We played the show in Oakland, California, and now he’s doing the event again at the Barbican.” - Read Full Interview at DIY
Deafheaven have revealed the full details of their new album, the follow-up to 2013’s Sunbather. It’s titled New Bermuda and is out October 2 via Anti-. That’s the tracklist below, along with the teaser video. Above, find the album art, featuring an oil painting by Allison Schulnik.
The album was recorded live to tape in Oakland (at 25th Street Recording) and Palo Alto (at Atomic Garden Recording) with longtime producer Jack Shirley.
Frontman George Clarke said in a statement that the concept of “New Bermuda” is meant to describe “a new destination in life, a nebulous point of arrival, and an unknown future where things get swallowed up and dragged into darkness.”
01 Brought to the Water
03 Baby Blue
04 Come Back
05 Gifts for the Earth
Indian Handcrafts will be touring the eastern US with Kylesa, INTER ARMA, and Irata in October, following a string of dates alongside labelmates Mutoid Man and performances at Riot Fest Chicago & Toronto in September. A list of these dates can be found below, with a few more soon to be announced - tickets are available HERE.
INDIAN HANDCRAFTS TOUR DATES FALL 2015
Sep 01 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill **
Sep 02 - Houston TX @ Rudyard’s British Pub **
Sep 03 - Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective **
Sep 04 - St Louis, MO @ Fubar **
Sep 06 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose **
Sep 12 - Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest Chicago
Sep 20 - Toronto, ON (CA) @ Riot Fest Toronto
Oct 06 - St Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre ##
Oct 07 - Miami, FL @ Grand Central ##
Oct 08 - Orlando, FL @ The Social ##
Oct 09 - Savannah, GA @ The Jinx ##
Oct 10 - Asheville, NC @ New Mountain ##
Oct 13 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement ##
Oct 14 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme ##
Oct 16 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop ##
Oct 17 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar ##
Oct 19 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall ##
Oct 20 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts ##
Oct 23 - Richmond, VA @ Broadberry ##
Oct 24 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel ##
Oct 25 - Atlanta, GA @ The EARL ##
** w/ Mutoid Man
## w/ Kylesa, Inter Arma, Irata
Tera Melos will be performing 3 shows in Texas this August including a $3 Red Bull Sound Select show in Dallas with Powertrip and Basecamp.
8/20 Dallas, TX @ Trees // RSVP and it's only $3 at Red Bull Sound Select
8/21 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live // Tickets HERE.
8/22 Austin, TX @ Red 7 // Tickets HERE.
Blis. have announced a string of shows in November with Bandit, following their performance at Fest and Pre-Fest. These dates are in addition to the Sargent House fall tour, where they will play alongside labelmates And So I Watch You From Afar and Mylets for the first time.
An updated list of dates can be found below - tickets are available HERE
Blis. Tour Dates Fall 2015
Aug 08 - Atlanta, GA @ Wrecking Ball ATL
Sep 09 - Nashville, TN @ Café COCO
Sep 10 - Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome
Sep 13 - Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
Sep 14 - St Louis, MO @ Demo
Sep 15 - Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone Café
Sep 28 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada **
Sep 29 - Austin, TX @ Red 7 **
Sep 30 - El Paso, TX @ Bowie Feathers **
Oct 01 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad **
Oct 02 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre **
Oct 03 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court **
Oct 05 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile **
Oct 06 - Vancouver, BC (CA) @ The Cobalt **
Oct 07 - Portland, OR @ Analog Café **
Oct 09 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill **
Oct 10 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah **
Oct 12 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom **
Oct 28-29 - Tampa, FL @ Pre-Fest %%
Oct 30-Nov 01 - Gainesville, FL @ Fest %%
Nov 03 - Altanta, GA @ 529 ##
Nov 04 - Charleston, SC @ Tin Roof ##
Nov 05 - Durham, NC @ The Pinhook ##
Nov 06 - Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Artspace ##
Nov 07 - Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge ##
Nov 08 - New York, NY @ The Bowery Electric ##
Nov 10 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose ##
Nov 12 - Columbus, OH @ Douple Happiness ##
Deafheaven, new album in October 2015.
Click HERE to listen, interview begins around 46:25
Chelsea Wolfe chats about Abyss, her new album of sultry vocals, sludge metal and drone. She also discusses her Dad’s country band, overcoming her fear of performing and how this latest album embraces distorted electronics and fuzz guitar to create huge dynamic shifts and gargantuan doom.
Pre-order your copy of Abyss now - vinyl and CD bundles available with shirts, tote bags, and more!