Oberhofer Releases

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In the trend of fantastic new albums coming out this Spring (The National, Vampire Weekend, The Strokes, YYYs much?), Oberhofer is right on board. Today Hof and co. release their latest EP, NOTALGIA on Glassnote.

Progressively building his musical catalog with catchy hooks and effect driven guitars, his knack for songwriting really shines through. Just releasing  “You & Me (In The Future)” on Noisey, the EP is laced with heavy themes, but still have the tendency to draw you in, no matter what the subject matter. 

Oberhofer is touring the East Coast this Spring, so check the dates below:

Spring 2013 Tour Dates /

05.02.13 – Glasslands – Brooklyn, NY *

05.03.13 – U Street Music Hall – Washington D.C. *

05.04.13 – Kings Barcade – Raleigh, NC *

05.05.13 –  Shaky Knees Festival, Masquerade Music Park – Atlanta, GA ^

05.07.13 – The High Watt – Nashville, TN *

05.08.13 – Garfield Artworks – Pittsburgh, PA*

07.13.13 – Bunbury Music Festival – Cincinnati, OH #

08.02.13-08.04.13 – Osheaga Festival – Montreal, QC

* with Celestial Shore

^ with Frontier Ruckus and The Antlers

# with MGMT, Divine Fits, Chairlift, Atlas Genius

 

Smith Westerns Set For Spring Tour


Smith Westerns’ self-recorded debut earned them critical praise and a record deal with Fat Possum. A myriad of tour dates with MGMT, Belle and Sebastian, Girls, and Passion Pit earned them adoration from the glam rock community. And, their sophomore record, Dye It Blonde, proved that they have staying power.

This spring they’re hitting the road again; this time with Wilco and Yeasayer for a tour that will take them across the pond to London and Amsterdam, up north to Canada and to numerous locations here in the US. Check out a full list of dates below.

 

Upcoming Tour Dates

04/11 London, England – Cargo
04/14 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
04/16 Paris, France – Fleche d’Or
04/25 New York, NY The Bowery Ballroom
04/26 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
04/28 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
04/29 Raleigh, NC Kings Barcade
04/30 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
05/02 Montgomery, AL Montgomery Performing Arts Centre #
05/03 Mobile, AL Saenger Theatre Mobile #
05/04 Birmingham, AL Bottle Tree
05/05 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jack’s
05/06 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theater #
05/07 Denton, TX University of North Texas Main Auditorium #
05/08 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom #
05/11 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
05/21 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern ^
05/22 Pomona, CA The Glass House ^
05/23 Hollywood, CA The Music Box ^
05/24 Hollywood, CA The Music Box ^
05/25 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore ^
05/26 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore ^
05/27 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom ^
05/28 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom ^
05/29 Quincy, WA Sasquatch Festival
05/31 Aspen, CO Bell Up Aspen ^
06/01 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre ^
06/02 Lawrence, KS The Granda Theatre ^
06/03 Columbia, MO The Blue Note ^
06/04 Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub
06/06 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre ^
06/07 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre ^
06/08 Montreal, QC Club Soda ^
06/09 Boston, MA – Royale ^
06/10 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
06/12 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

# = w/ Wilco
^ = w/ Yeasayer

Francis And The Lights Plan West Coast Tour

After opening for acts as diverse as MGMT, Drake, La Roux and Ke$ha last year, Francis and the Lights will bring their intense live spectacle to a select number of cities on the West Coast next month. The mini-tour will culminate in an appearance at Coachella Music Festival. Down below we have a full list of dates with ticket purchasing links.

 

FRANCIS AND THE LIGHTS WEST COAST DATES

4/11/11 Chop Suey Seattle, WA

4/12/11 Soul’d Out – Peter’s Room at Roseland Portland, OR

4/13/11 Café Du Nord San Francisco, CA

4/16/11 Coachella Music Festival Indio, CA

Acrylics Release New Single

The duo Acrylics have just released a new single from their upcoming debut, Lives and Treasure. The song “Sparrow Song” can be heard below.


Acrylics’ first album was produced with the help of Matt Boynton (MGMT) and Britt Myers (Yeasayer) among others. Critics compare the duo favorably to other electronic-pop bands like Stars or Headlights.

Look for the band’s debut album March 1st, on Friendly Fire Records.

ELK Announces New Album

Elk (press photo)

Justin Stein (aka ELK) had a trying time recording his upcoming album Let’s Get Married. After his computer crashed halfway through production, Justin had to decide whether to pay rent or buy a new computer. He chose a computer and ditched Brooklyn to move back to his parents’ house in Michigan.

His album is literally a bedroom production, and features electronic pop mixed with shoegaze and Philip Glass samples. The album will be out February 15th on Shape Up Records (released via cassette and digital download). The song “Volleyball” is the first single from the album, and you can hear it right here.

ELK also recently created a mix that he calls the “Snow Mixtape” to commemorate the giant blizzard that recently swept through New York. Featuring samples from MGMT and Thin Lizzy (among others), you can hear it right here. ELK will be playing in New York soon, with a date at Cake Shop on February 11th (with Keepaway, Pistola and Lost Coves).