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New Music From Krautrockers, Dinowalrus

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“…a heady concoction of swirling mellotron and jangling guitar, a deep Madchester groove that will inspire some serious head-nodding.”Stereogum

“…the magical surrealism that could only come from a band named Dinowalrus”NPR

“…a strange and heady brew of psychedelia, Krautrock, Gang Gang Dance-style electro experimentation and, perhaps most strangely of all, take on late 80s British indie-dance.”The Line of Best Fit

“…will leave you feeling all kinds of happily dazed.”Consequence of Sound

Brooklyn DIY stalwarts Dinowalrus are announcing their latest endeavor – the fourth studio album from the band will be released September 23, and the world can get a preview with the jangling psych-gaze single, “Tides.”

FAIRWEATHER, the fourth album from omnivorous Brooklyn rockers Dinowalrus, sees the quartet refining their potent post-modern psychedelia and distilling the successes of their previous two outings, COMPLEXION and BEST BEHAVIOR, into a coherent and compelling package of eleven single-worthy songs, covering territory ranging from baggy Madchester party beats to melancholy space ballads and perpetual-motion-machine krautrock groovers. After albums marked by exuberance and moodiness, FAIRWEATHER is more even-keeled—the sound of a fundamentally playful band that has attained a steady level of confidence, calm, and poise, even as they bob and weave through their ocean of sounds.

The album begins with psych-rock offerings “Tides” and “Falling to the Periphery,” fueled by jangly guitar and punchy mellotrons, with sunny textures belying a cosmic angst via a ’60s meets ’90s meets 2016 aesthetic. Next, the album’s tempo gradually increases into an acid rock/house-derived middle section anchored by the lumbering squelch of “Guilty,” with frontman Pete Feigenbaum begging for forgiveness: “I’m guilty—do you still believe me?” After the Motorik minimalism of “Light Rain,” the album descends into a murky, shoegazing dreamworld of infinite breakbeats yielding optimistic flashes (“Compass Rose”) and futuristic wall-of-sound doomscapes (“The Silent Earth”).

Produced by the band in their own studio, FAIRWEATHER brings back the excitement and playfulness of their debut album % (PERCENT), while imbuing a newfound sense of refinement and clarity to the mixes, coupling the experience from their recent studio endeavors with more concise and quick-moving yet provocative arrangements.

Although heavily dosed with electronics, FAIRWEATHER contrasts the dystopian industrial arpeggiators of their previous albums with a warm, timeless palette of organs, looped breakbeats, and radio-ready vocals, including the occasional psychedelic flourish of reversed guitars and exploding delay trails. As a result, the music moves forward by looking back, bringing to mind the work of contemporaries like Jagwar Ma, Tame Impala, and Deerhunter, while also incorporating some of the more exciting and psychedelic pop sounds of the early ’90s Creation Records back catalog with aesthetic nods to The House of Love, Primal Scream, and Ride.

Dinowalrus will also be playing a hometown release show at Rough Trade NYC on September 25 (tickets available here). The band will be joined by Sharkmuffin, Dead Leaf Echo, and Drawing Boards.

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FAIRWEATHER Tracklist:
  1. Tides
  2. Falling to the Periphery
  3. Plain Sight
  4. Guilty
  5. The Payoff
  6. Light Rain
  7. Scarcity
  8. Final Wave
  9. Compass Rose
  10. The Silent Earth
  11. The Painted Desert
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Album Stream: The Black Lips – Underneath The Rainbow

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Listen: Black Lips – Underneath the Rainbow

BLACK LIPS @ SXSW 

Tuesday – 3/11

6:30 PM  @ TOMs (DJ Set)

Wednesday – 3/12

2PM @ Mellow Johnny’s | KEXP

5PM @ Scoot Inn | Converse/Thrasher Death Match

Thursday – 3/13

6:30PM @ Hotel Vegas | ATX Psych Fest

1AM  @ The Main | VICE Records Showcase

Friday – 3/14

3PM @ Lustre Pearl | Guitar Center/ Filter

8PM  @ Hotel San Jose | SxSan Jose

10PM @ Paramount Theatre | Lou Reed Tribute

Saturday – 3/15

2:40PM @ The Palm Door | Do512

5PM @ The Gatsby | Pandora

1AM @ Textile | Agency Group Showcase

BLACK LIPS 2014 Tour Dates:

  • 3/7   Atlanta, GA   Variety Playhouse (w/ Deerhunter)
  • 3/20   Pioneertown, CA   Pappy and Harriet’s *
  • 3/21   Los Angeles, CA  El Rey Theatre *
  • 3/22   Santa Ana, CA   Burgerama @ The Observatory
  • 3/23   Felton, CA   Don Quixote’s *
  • 3/24   San Francisco, CA   Great American Music Hall *
  • 3/25   Sacramento, CA   Assembly *
  • 3/27   Vancouver, BC   Rickshaw Theatre *
  • 3/28   Seattle, WA   Neumo’s *
  • 3/29   Portland, OR   Hawthorne Theater *
  • 3/30   Boise, ID   Neurolux *
  • 3/31   Salt Lake City, UT   Urban Lounge *
  • 4/2   Denver, CO   Bluebird Theater *
  • 4/3   Albuquerque, NM   Sister Bar *
  • 4/4   Phoenix, AZ   The Crescent Ballroom *
  • 4/5   Solana Beach, CA   Belly Up Tavern *
  • 4/14   Richmond, VA   The National ^
  • 4/15   Washington, DC   Black Cat ^
  • 4/17   New York, NY   Webster Hall ^
  • 4/18   Philadelphia, PA   Union Transfer ^
  • 4/19   Boston, MA   Paradise Rock Club ^
  • 4/21   Montreal, QC   Corona Theatre ^
  • 4/22   Toronto, ON   Phoenix Concert Theatre ^
  • 4/24   Detroit, MI   Magic Stick ^
  • 4/25   Cleveland, OH   Beachland Ballroom ^
  • 4/26   Chicago, IL   TBA ^
  • 4/27   St, Paul, MN   Turf Club ^
  • 4/28   Omaha, NE   The Waiting Room ^
  • 4/29   St Louis, MO   The Firebird ^
  • 4/30   Kansas City, MO   The Riot Room ^
  • 5/2-5/4   Austin, TX   Austin Psych Fest
  • 5/3   New Orleans, LA   Siberia
  • 5/16-17   Gulf Shores, AL   HangOut Fest

* w/ The Coathangers

^ w/ Natural Child

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2011 Pitchfork Music Festival!

The 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival will be taking place on Friday, July 15th through Sunday, July 17th! Tickets will officially be on sale today at noon, with single-day tickets for $45 and three-day passes for $110! If last year was any indicator, three-day passes will sell out in under a week (last year they sold out in FIVE DAYS!), so be sure to get your tickets ASAP! Tickets will be available on the festival website, http://www.pitchforkmusicfestival.com.

An independently run, consistently sold-out event, the Pitchfork Music Festival attracts 50,000 fans of all ages from 45 states and 26 countries. In addition to presenting an outstanding musical line-up at a reasonable price, the festival also offers a vast array of other activities for attendees to enjoy. With 50 individual vendors, as well as specialty fairs, the fest not only supports local businesses and the local economy, but also promotes the Chicago arts community as a whole.

PITCHFORK MUSIC FESTIVAL 2011 LINEUP SO FAR:

FRIDAY

Animal Collective

James Blake

Das Racist

Curren$y

 SATURDAY

Fleet Foxes

The Dismemberment Plan

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti

Woods

Sun Airway

Kylesa

 SUNDAY

TV on the Radio

Cut Copy

Deerhunter

Destroyer

OFWGKTA

Yuck

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