Sadly Blood On The Wall has had to cancel the remaining dates of their tour. This will include the dates they were supposed to do with War On Drugs on May 21st at The Grog Shop, May 22nd at The Magic Stick and May 23rd at The Empty Bottle.
Apologies to everyone. We believe War On Drugs is going to do those dates regardless and we urge people to check them out.
In other news the Blood On The Wall Jaun's Basement session is up at pitchfork.tv at the moment.
We miss Blood On the Wall since they all moved from NYC but thankfully they are back again this weekend for a show at Mercury Lounge on the Lower East Side. They are currently on their second US tour in support of recent album Liferz and sounding blistering as ever live. Here's what Village Voice recently had to say about them: "Blood On The Wall get points for acknowledging a bunch of good ideas that other people had first: layered, gauzy, shimmering production; jokes about drugs; and mewling male/female vocals. Their Liferz is one of the year's most sublime, equal parts cascading melodies, nausea and romance...music about loving music, from a band thats atypically easy to like." We can't imagine a band that puts on a more invigorating live show...unmissable.
Date: Saturday May 17th Venue: Mercury Lounge Address: 217 East Houston Street (corner Avenue A and Houston) Other Acts: Cause Co-Motion, Lights, Abigail Warchild Showtime: 11.30pm Price: $10 advance / $12 doors Advance Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com
Here's an added bonus.....when BOTW were at SXSW this year Last FM shot a video interview featuring live footage. You can see it here
Uber-talented collagist Tara Sinn recently made a video for Total Life (otherwise know as Kevin Doria of Growing). Its for a track off his excellent new record Ken Bradshaw, recently released on the Brown Sounds imprint (and currently available in our store here). Check it:
Having swelled to a proper international six piece with the addition of Mike Bones & Eben Bull and after a very successful quick jaunt into the far east (Japan), Sian Alice Group are back in London and gearing up for a run of marquee appearances in support of today's release of their debut album 59.59 in the UK & Europe. In addition to support dates with either Spiritualized or The Black Angels, the group has added some London shows with the likes of Mike Bones & White Magic. Details are:
May 12th at Bar Academy in Birmingham, UK * May 13th at Nice 'n' Sleazy in Glasgow, UK * May 14th at Bodega Social in Nottingham, UK * May 15th at ICA in London, UK * May 16th at Great Escape Festival at Horatio's in Brighton, UK May 18th at The Junction in Cambridge, UK ** May 19th at The Plug in Sheffield, UK ** May 20th at Koko in London, UK ** May 21st at Roadhouse in Manchester, UK * May 25th at Old Blue Last in London, UK (with Mike Bones) May 26th at Luminaire in London, UK (with White Magic) May 28th at Tripod in Dublin, Ireland ** May 29th at Mandela Hall in Belfast, Ireland ** May 31st at The Half Moon in London, UK (Feeding Time Party with Magic Arm)
We would be remiss were we not to mention that Mike Bones will be playing a show at The Social in London on May 27th. As was the case with his recent US dates members of Sian Alice Group will be backing him up.