LA RESISTANCE Play Second NYC Residency Show This Week! Release Covers EP

Covers usually never do a song justice, but LA RESISTANCE is out to prove you wrong. The band has just released a brilliant EP collection of covers titled The Candidate, that will surely make the way onto your Year End lists. The covers that appear on the album are sultry and seductive. From the opener “Lips Like Sugar,” from Echo and The Bunnymen to “Disorder,” by Joy Division, every track somehow outdoes the other. A great accomplishment to say the least.

For New York fans, the band are in them midst of a two week residency at the infamous ARLENE’S GROCERY on SEPTEMBER 28TH and OCTOBER 5TH.


Frontman Greg Summerlin offered some words on the album, which come from a very personal place.

“I wanted to pick a time period and a group of bands that had some sort coherency to them and also were major influences of mine. So, I decided to pick a group of bands from the UK that were really influential in the 80’s that I have become obsessed with at some time or other in my musical history. In my opinion, these are the five greatest bands in the UK from this era,” says Summerlin.

“Lips Like Sugar” – Echo and the Bunnymen

“I went to go see them in Atlanta a couple of months ago and left the show wondering how these guys are not considered one the greatest bands ever. Their body of work to me stands up with any of the great bands in rock history.”

“What We All Want” – Gang of Four

“To me, Gang of Four is one of the most original bands that came out of the 80’s post punk era. The guitar work on this song is incredible and Andy Gill had a great sound and really unusual guitar riffs.”

“Cries and Whispers” – New Order

New Order is probably the band out of this group that has had the most influence on the way I tried to make the La Resistance record, (Philosophy) sound.”

“Head On” – Jesus and the Mary Chain

“The way they just pushed the limits on the amount of reverb and guitar feedback they used influenced all kinds of shoegaze and other bands that came after them. But, they also wrote great pop songs and to me this is one of their best.”

“Disorder” – Joy Division

“This is one of my favorite songs of theirs because the bass riff is great, but the whole song is fantastic and Ian Curtis’ vocals and lyrics are haunting and really give us a great idea of what was going on his head at the time.”




NASH Premieres Arty “Sad Robot Harmonies”

It has been a long time in the making, but the moment that you have been waiting for is here. NASH’s video for “Sad Robot Harmonies,” dropped today on Baeble Music in all of its glory.

Directed by Christopher Mills (Modest Mouse, Broken Social Scene, Interpol, Blue Rodeo), with Illustrations by Gaelle Legrand, and Executive Producer Geoff McLean, the trio create a visual masterpiece to the upbeat and catchy track.

An animated NASH will take you on a comic book ride that gets more interesting with every view. This is one video you will have to watch more than once, because you aren’t going to want to miss a thing.

“The song is a large thank you to some really good people in my life which points out the contrasts between good-intentioned people and people with agendas, and my ability to deal with or be able to cope with the latter,” says NASH. “I figured I’d be ironic about it and tell it from the perspective of a robot with artificial intelligence who’s so frustrated with humans and the terrible things that they do that he decides he can’t take it anymore and resorts to building himself a tree house so that he can be removed from his human counterparts. The song ends with the moral of: ‘No matter how shitty things get, there’s always good, and love prevails despite the sadness of things around you.'”
Though the suburban Montreal native is only just in his thirties, he’s already gone through more experiences, turmoil and hardships than a person twice his age.

NASH embraced music in his teens and it has continued to be the driving force in his life through his ups and downs and stints as a music journalist, record company employee, concert promoter, drug dealer and addict, aquatics instructor, semi-professional athlete, artist manager, studio owner, construction worker, university student, non-profit organization founder, frequent hospital patient, repeated robbery victim, singer, songwriter, composer, musician and producer. Much of his professional music career has been split between Montreal and roach-infested abodes in Los Angeles, with significant periods also spent in New York City, Toronto, Vancouver, and touring across North America.

NASH’s musical influences range from the alterno-indie-cynism of Beck to Phoenix, the quirkiness of Cake to Spoon, the rhythms of reggae and the haunting vocal touches of Failure and Depeche Mode. He takes elements from these artists and infuses them with unique arrangements, unusual instrumentation, danceable beats and memorable hooks to create a sound that’s truly his own.

Here’s “Interpol on Interpol” (The Album And The Band)

If you’ve been following Interpol news, you know they’ve gone through a lot lately; the Creators’ Project now brings us an intimate documentary about what makes this band work, no matter the line-up. In an insightful long-form interview, guitarist Daniel Kessler and singer Paul Banks reflect on their image, their history, their latest self-titled album and their approach to their art. Interpol will collaborate with The Creators’ Project again during this year’s Coachella festival; keep your eyes and ears open for that.

Meanwhile, you can view the 20-minutes documentary, “Interpol on Interpol” HERE.


Interpol Release Free EP, Goes On Tour, Loses Dave Pajo in the Midst

Things are looking up and down for Interpol. Should we start with the bad news first? Dave Pajo who recently replaced the infamous Carlos D. last year, has just stated that he is out of the band. Pajo explained in a press release that “I’ll be taking a break from touring to focus on family. There are no personal, artistic or health reasons– it’s really as simple as that!” Though the statement on his Facebook the next day makes us think that he has something else in store for the music world as it reads “Thank you, friends, for all your kind words of support and well-wishes!!! Exciting news ahead, stay posted.” Currently Brad Truax from Soliders of Fortune who just put out a release on Mexican Summer (the same label that houses Best Coast) will be taking over bass duties for the band.

In happier news for the band, in the midst of an international tour, they have just put out a North American TourEP which also features the openers on the dates, School of Seven Bells and Matthew Dear. You can download the goodies right HERE.


3 – Hamburg, Germany @ Docks
4 – Hamburg, Germany @ Docks
6 – Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene
7 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Cirkus
8 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ KB Hall
10 – Leipzig, Germany @ Aueensee
11 – Luxembourg @ Rokhall
12 – Munich, Germany @ Zenith
14 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Komplex
15 – Paris, France @ Zenith
16 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Lotto Arena
18 – Bournemouth, England @ O2 Academy
19 – Bristol, U.K. @ Colston Hall
20 – Cambridge, U.K. @ Corn Exchange
22 – Leeds, U.K @ O2 Academy
23 – London, England @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Interpol w/ School of Seven Bells:

13 – Reno, Nev. @ Knitting Factory
14 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Crest Theatre
17 – Tucson, Ariz. @ Rialto Theatre
18 – Alburquerque, N.M. @ Sunshine Theatre
20 – Tulsa, Okla. @ Cain’s Ballroom
21 – Austin, Texas @ Austin Music Hall
22 – Helotes, Texas @ Josabis Amphitheater
24 – Kansas City, MO @ The Beaumont Club
25 – Memphis, Tenn. @ Minglewood Hall
26 – New Orleans, La. @ House of Blues
28 – Tampa, Fla. @ The Ritz
29 – Miami Beach, Fla. @ Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie
30 – Lake Buena Vista, Fla. @ House of Blues

2 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Ryman Auditorium
3 – Charlotte, N.C. @ The Fillmore
4 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Disco Rodeo

Interpol Announces Ambitious Tour Schedule

Interpol Schedule Another U.S. Tour

Interpol must really love road trips. How else can you explain their almost demented touring schedule?

Apart from starting a North American tour (with School of Seven Bells) later on in January, the group is hitting Europe with Matthew Dear this March. If that wasn’t enough, Interpol will be opening for U2 in a series of stadium shows across the US this summer. Oh and in between all that, they will have their own headlining tour starting in April.

You can see Interpol (with various other bands) pretty much in any major city on the globe. Their incredibly packed tour schedule looks like this:

01-27 Vancouver, British Columbia – Orpheum Theater ^

01-28 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo ^

01-29 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre ^

01-31 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre ^

02-02 La Jolla, CA – Rimac Arena (UCSD) ^

02-04 Santa Barbara, CA – UCSB Events Center ^

02-05 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee ^

02-07 Salt Lake City, UT – The Venue ^

02-08 Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater ^

02-09 Omaha, NE – Slowdown ^

02-11 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant ^

02-12 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre ^

02-13 Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion ^

02-15 Toronto, Ontario – Sound Academy ^

02-16 Montreal, Quebec – Metropolis ^

02-17 New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall

02-19 Boston, MA – House of Blues

03-03-04 Hamburg, Germany – Docks !

03-06 Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene !

03-07 Stockholm, Sweden – Cirkus !

03-08 Copenhagen, Denmark – KB Hall !

03-10 Leipzig, Germany – Haus Auensee !

03-11 Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Rokhall !

03-12 Munich, Germany – Kesselhaus !

03-14 Zurich, Switzerland – Komplex !

03-15 Paris, France – Zenith !

03-16 Antwerp, Belgium – Lotto Arena !

03-18 Bournemouth, England – O2 Academy !

03-19 Bristol, England – Colston Hall !

03-20 Cambridge, England – Corn Exchange !

03-22 Leeds, England – O2 Academy !

03-26 Moscow, Russia – A2

03-27 St. Petersburg, Russia – Glav Club

04-13 Reno, NV – Knitting Factory

04-14 Sacramento, CA – Crest Theatre

04-17 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre

04-18 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre

04-20 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom

04-21 Austin, TX – Austin Music Hall

04-22 Helotes, TX – Josabis Amphitheatre

04-24 Kansas City, MO – The Beaumont Club

04-25 Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall

04-26 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues

04-28 Tampa, FL – The Ritz

04-29 Miami Beach, FL – Fillmore Miami Beach

04-30 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues

05-02 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

05-03 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte

05-04 Raleigh, NC – Disco Rodeo

06-03 Nurburgring, Germany – Nurburgring

07-05 Chicago, IL – Soldier Field *

07-08-09 Montreal, Quebec – Montreal Hippodrome *

07-11 Toronto, Ontario – Rogers Centre *

07-14 Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field *

07-17 St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium *

07-20 East Rutherford, NJ – New Meadowlands Stadium *

07-23 Minneapolis, MN – TCF Bank Stadium *

07-26 Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Field *

^ with School of Seven Bells

! with Matthew Dear

* with U2

Matthew Dear Announces US, UK and Europe Tour Dates

Matthew Dear and his live band are gearing up for tour dates in support of his recent full-length critically praised album, Black City. The tour begins with dates opening for Tom Tom Club in New York, and heading off to Europe and the UK in March alongside Interpol and headlining several shows in London and Birmingham.

If you can’t make any of the shows, you might be happy checking out Sascha Dive’s spin on Dear’s “Little People (Black City),” which can be streamed HERE in it’s entirety.


01.23 Philadelphia, PA @ KUNG FU NECKTIE

01.25 Washington , DC @ U STREET MUSIC HALL

01.26 Ann Arbor, MI @ THE BLIND PIG

01.28 Chicago, IL @ THE MID

01.29 St. Louis, MO @ KOKEN ART FACTORY

01.30 Indianapolis, IN @ TALBOTT STREET

03.02 Amsterdam , NL @ 5 DAYS OFF FESTIVAL

03.03 Hamburg, DE @ DOCKS (W/ INTERPOL)


03.07 Stockholm, SE @ CIRKUS (W/ INTERPOL)

03.08 Copenhagen, DK @ KB HALL (W/ INTERPOL)

03.10 Leipzeg, DE @ AUENSEE (W/ INTERPOL)

03.11 Luxenbourg, LU @ ROCKHAL (W/ INTERPOL)


03.14 Zurich, CH @ KOMPLEX (W/ INTERPOL)

03.15 Paris, FR @ ZENITH (W/ INTERPOL)

03.16 Antwerp, NL @ LOTTO ARENA (W/ INTERPOL)

03.17 Birmingham, UK @ HARE AND HOUNDS

03.18 Bournemouth, UK @ O2 ACADEMY (W/ INTERPOL)

03.19 Bristol, UK @ COLSTON HALL (W/ INTERPOL)

03.20 Cambridge, UK @ CORN EXCHANGE (W/ INTERPOL)

03.22 Leeds, UK @ O2 ACADEMY (W/ INTERPOL)
03.23 London, UK @ SCALA

*All dates with live band unless indicated otherwise