Pygmalion Festival Announces Dates and Initial Lineup


The Pygmalion Festival (located in the idyllic Midwestern town of Champaign-Urbana, Ill.) recently announced their band lineup for this year’s music extravaganza. Currently the September 21-24 festival will include Japandroids, Toro y Moi, Deerhoof, Viva Voce, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, The Hood Internet, Mansions on the Moon, Ava Luna, Brass Bed, Adam Arcuragi, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Ivan and Alyosha, The Parsons Red Heads and more with Explosions in the Sky headlining. This year the festival will be celebrating the 15th anniversary of the indie label Polyvinyl Records. The all-day outdoor Polyvinyl showcase will feature the artists from the label’s roster including Deerhoof, Japandroids, Xiu Xiu, STRFKR, Owen, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, and Asobi Seksu as well as the long awaited reunion of local heroes Braid. Early Bird Festival passes go on sale Friday May 6, 2011 at 12 p.m. CST and cost $60. The price will be increased to $65 and $70 at later dates. The festival pass guarantees admission into every show at the festival, depending on capacity limitations. Single tickets for every show will be available as well.

Single show tickets for Explosions in the Sky will cost $20 in advance. The Polyvinyl 15 Year Anniversary Party will cost $25 in advance. Both of those shows will go on sale Friday May 13, 2011 at 12 p.m. online and at local Champaign-Urbana outlets.

Asobi Seksu Add Tour Dates With White Lies and Sun Airway

Asobi Seksu have announced a couple more tour dates, in case anyone got left out of the first round. This time, the group will be accompanied by Sun Airways and White Lies.

The band is still reveling in the positive critical glow that followed the release of their fourth album, Fluorescence, which came out February 15th via Polyvinyl. The album showcased the band’s familiar song and ever-growing songwriting skills.

The band has also had a couple of other musicians remix their tracks. You can hear Holy Other and Painted Palms remixes of the song “Trails” here.

You can check out Asobi Seksu at…

04/07 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY $

05/13 – Caradura – Mexico City

05/17 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA *&

05/20 – 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C. *&

05/21 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA *&

05/24 – Antone’s – Austin, TX *

05/25 – Fitzgerald’s (Upstairs) – Houston, TX *

 

$ w/ Consortium Musicum (Greg Saunier of Deerhoof + Sean Lennon)

* w/ White Lies

& w/ Sun Airway

 

Asobi Seksu Release New Tune

Despite releasing their latest full-length in February, Asobi Seksu (which translated means “playful sex”) have just premiered a new song courtesy of RCRD LBL. The single “Perfectly Crystal” can be heard right here.

Besides a new song, less than a month after releasing the full-length Fluorescence, Asobi Seksu is out on the road right now. The band is sharing the stage with Brahms, Braids, and Cults. Look below for their entire tour schedule.

3/24/2011 – Strange Matter – Richmond, VA****

3/25/2011 – Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, D.C.****

3/26/2011 – Johnny Brendas – Philadelphia, PA****

4/7/2011 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY

**w/ BRAHMS

***w/ BRAIDS

****w/ Cults

Polyvinyl Records @ SXSW

Polyvinyl Records Official SXSW Showcase

3/19 – Austin, TX @ The Parish (214 E. 6th)
* 21+ (Wristband / Badges + limited amount of tickets at the door)

* Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=200102483334722

STRFKR (1:00 am)

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin (12:00 am)

Asobi Seksu (11:00 pm)

Casiokids (10:00 pm)

Joan of Arc (9:00 pm)

w/ Special Guest – Yip Deceiver (8:00 pm)

Polyvinyl Bands At SXSW

Asobi Seksu
3/16 – Windish Showcase @ ND Studios A (501 N IH-35) – 1 AM
3/17 – Prefix Magazine Party @ ND at 501 Studios (501 N IH-35) – 2 PM
3/18 – My Old KY Blog Party @ Perkerhead’s (402 E. 6th St.) – 6 PM
3/19 – Filter / Dickies Party @ Lustre (97 Rainey St) – 2 PM
3/19 – Polyvinyl Showcase @ The Parish (214 E 6th St) – 11 PM

Casiokids
3/16 – Radio Day Stage @ SXSW Convention Center – 1 PM

3/16 – Moshi Moshi Party @ Beauty Bar – 1 AM
3/18 – Redefine Magazine Party @ House of Commons (2610 Rio Grande St) – 9 PM
3/19 – Torchy’s Party @ Torchy’s Taco Pavilion (1311 S 1st St)
3/19 – Polyvinyl Showcase @ The Parish (214 E 6th St) – 10 PM

Joan of Arc
3/17 – Music 4 U !!! Party @ -The Blue Theatre (916 Springdale)
3/18 – Bearded Ponies Party @ The Grackle (1700 E. 6th St.)
3/19 – New Granada Records Day Party @ The Ghost Room (304 W. 4th St.) 12:45 PM
3/19 – Stem and Leaf Party @ Khabele School (801 Rio Grande.) – 5 PM
3/19 – Polyvinyl Showcase @ Parish (214 E 6th St) – 9 PM

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
3/17 – Twangfest @ Jovita’s (1619 S 1st St) – 12 PM
3/17 – Billions Day Party @ Mohawk – 5:10 PM
3/18 – Music By The Slice @ Home Slice Pizza (1415 S Congress Ave)- 4:40 PM
3/19 – Polyvinyl Showcase @ The Parish (214 E 6th St) – 12 AM

STRFKR
3/16 – My Old Kentucky Blog Party @ Peckerheads – 4:30 PM
3/18 – Friendly Fire Party @ Lipstick 24 – 6 PM
3/18 – Redefine Magazine Party @ House of Commons (2610 Rio Grande St) – 9:30 PM

3/19 – Terrorbird Party @ ND at 501 Studios (501 N IH-35) – 2:30 PM

3/19 – Polyvinyl Showcase @ The Parish (214 E 6th St) – 1 AM

Warm Ghost Announces Tour Dates

Warm Ghost, a.k.a. the latest project of Paul Duncan, is not only playing SXSW, but also touring the country.  They’re touring to support their latest EP, Uncut Diamond, and last year’s album, Claws Overhead.  Tour dates are below as follows:

SXSW Dates
 
3/16 – Red Eyed Fly – Tiger Mountain/Noise Pop Party – 2:05 PM
3/17 – Soho Lounge – 12 AM

3/18 – Barbarella – Partisan Records/Knitting Factory/Brooklyn Vegan Party – 1:45 PM
3/19 – Parkside (Inside Stage) – Reverb Party- 5:40 PM
US Dates

3/24 – Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, DC*#
3/26 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia PA&^
3/29 – TT The Bear’s – Boston MA
 
*BRAHMS
# Fujiya & Miyagi
&Asobi Seksu
^Cults

Warm Ghost’s EP Now Out; Tour Dates Being Mapped Out

Paul Duncan’s electronic project, Warm Ghost, has an EP out this week called Uncut Diamond.  The EP features three remastered tracks from their debut EP, Claws Overheard, and three new tracks – all on a digital and vinyl-only release.  Here’s the tracklisting:

1. Open The Wormhole In Your Heart
2. Without A Dancer
3. Claws Overhead
4. Uncut Diamond
5. Resignation Rights
6. Let My Angst Unfold In The Water Like A Hounds Tongue

Warm Ghost is also performing at SXSW as well as plotting out a tour with Asobi Seksu and Cults.

Here’s a single from the EP, “Claws Overheard:”
http://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F8805334Warm Ghost – Claws Overhead (Pacific Theater Remix) by Whale Heart Records