Our 20th anniversary edition of Come’s astonishing 1993 debut, ’11:11′ is in stores today ; I’d love to show you a photo of how awesome the packaging is, but either someone has misplaced the camera in our New York office or they’re worried that you’ll be blinded by the sheer brilliance of it all. But rest assured, band + associates knocked it out of the park (or, if you deeply dislike inappropriate baseball analogies, they’ve done appropriate justice to one of the most important album in this label’s history).
In case you’d forgotten (how could you?!) the Kurt Vile and the Violators European tour begins this week. Full ticket links are available over at http://kurtvile.com/live/.
We also just got word that Steve Powers, he of Wakin On A Pretty Daze artwork-fame is exhibiting in Brussels right this second. You can get the full info about the exhibition, which is taking place at the Alice Gallery, over at Arrested Motion.
And to return the favour to Mr Powers, Kurt is going to play an acoustic set at the gallery before his show at the AB, Brussels, on Sunday night – 26th May.
Tune in to CBS tonight around 12:20AM (11:20PM eastern) to see Kurt Vile and the Violators make their network TV debut on The Late Show With David Letterman! They’ll be playing “Wakin On A Pretty Day” from the new album, “Wakin On A Pretty Dave”. Here Kurt is chilling backstage:
Due to overwhelming demand (by Oprah and Mormons, apparently), Belle and Sebastian have added Santa Barbara and Salt Lake City to their swelling North American July tour. While the band has started working on new material, Stuart Murdoch has said these shows are likely to be all back catalog, though anyone who’s seen the band knows their sets can vary wildly from night to night, so we recommend attending every show (except NYC, which is SOLD OUT). Check out this recent interview with Stuart, where he talks about his recently-completed God Help The Girl film, and working on new material.
4 Québec City, QC / Festival d’été de Québec
5 Montréal, QC / Festival International de Jazz de Montréal with Here We Go Magic
6 Ottawa, ON / Ottawa Bluesfest
7 Toronto, ON / Toronto Urban Roots Festival
9 Boston, MA / Bank of America Pavilion with Yo La Tengo
10 Philadelphia, PA / Skyline Stage at the Mann with Yo La Tengo
11 Brooklyn, NY / Celebrate Brooklyn! – Prospect Park Bandshell with Yo La Tengo
12 Columbia, MD / Merriweather Post Pavilion with Yo La Tengo
13 Pittsburgh, PA / Stage AE with Yo La Tengo
14 Cincinnati, OH / Bunbury Music Festival
16 Austin, TX / ACL Live at The Moody Theater with Blitzen Trapper
17 Santa Barbara, CA / Santa Barbara Bowl with Best Coast
18 Salt Lake City, UT / 2013 Twilight Concert Series with Blitzen Trapper
20 Chicago, IL / Pitchfork Music Festival
Last month, Savages visited KEXP before a Seattle show to play a live session. The video of that session is now online thanks to KEXP and NPR Music, and it’s just as amazing as you’d expect. Watch “City’s Full” above, and check out the full session at NPR Music.
Savages’ debut album, Silence Yourself, can be had in all the popular formats of the day at our webstore.