Yuck Annouce New Single and Summer Tour Dates

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After a run of dates with the Australians of Tame Impala, our favorite new British band Yuck just announced a series of concerts for the second half of July starting with a stop at the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago before visiting the West Coast with Fat Possum label-mates Unknown Mortal Orchestra as openers. Check out exactly where they’ll be stopping at the end of the post!

In other news, the band will be releasing yet another single, a new self-released double A-side 7″ of “Shook Down,” which you can find on their self-titled debut album. The single will be out on June 27 and features the non-album track “Milkshake.” Listen to it below:

Here are their upcoming tour dates:

7/17: Pitchfork Festival, Chicago, IL

7/18: Turner Hall, Milwaukee, WI  (with Unknown Mortal Orchestra)

7/19: Varsity, Minneapolis, MN  (with Unknown Mortal Orchestra)

7/23: Biltmore, Vancouver, BC  (with Unknown Mortal Orchestra)

7/24: Doug Fir, Portland, OR  (with Unknown Mortal Orchestra)

7/26: The Independent, San Francisco, CA  (with Unknown Mortal Orchestra)

7/29: Casbah, San Diego, CA  (with Unknown Mortal Orchestra)

7/30: Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA  (with Unknown Mortal Orchestra)
 

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Yuck Hits the Road with Tame Impala for Spring Tour

UK band Yuck just wrapped up its first ever U.S. tour, opening for Fat Possum labelmates Smith Westerns, and now they’re making their second stateside trek with like-minded Aussies, Tame Impala. The band will also make its first ever appearance at SXSW this March in Austin.

03/16 – 03/19 Austin, TX SXSW
04/13 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
04/14 Los Angeles, CA The Satellite
04/18 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore ~
04/20 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom ~
04/21 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom ~
04/22 Seattle, WA Neumo’s ~
04/25 New York, NY Webster Hall ~
04/27 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church ~
04/28 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club ~
04/30 Montreal, QC Café Campus ~
05/01 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre ~
05/03 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall ~
05/06 Washington, DC Black Cat ~

~ = w/ Tame Impala

Pitchfork Music Festival Announces Dates

It magically became March without giving people enough time to take notice and summer already seems palpable.  What does that mean? FESTIVALS.  The music industry is definitely embracing the cash cow that is the summer indie music festival — Coachella has evolved (devolved?) into a clusterfuck with Sasquatch!, Bonnaroo, Outside Lands and Lollapalooza in tow.  So many choices, such expensive tickets, increasingly questionable headliners…

Well, at least you know what to expect from the Pitchfork Music Festival, going down July 15-17 at Union Park in Chicago.  They haven’t announced the lineup yet, but browse their “Best New Music” page to get a general idea.

Best Coast, Destroyer, Girls, Joanna Newsom, The Radio Dept., Wavves, OFF!, Smith Westerns, Cut Copy, Das Racist, Walkmen, Curren$y, Ariel Pink, Flying Lotus, Tame Impala, Robyn, and James Blake will most likely all be there; throw in some classic post-punk acts like Mission of Burma, Gang of Four, and Wire and you have the initial lineup for the most predictable festival on the circuit.  But the best part is, this mock lineup fucking delivers. And tickets are only $45 for single-day passes and $110 for three-day passes.  Throw in delicious food from local eateries, a full record store, and various local art, clothes, and trinkets for a well-rounded Chicago experience.  Tickets go on sale this Friday, so if this all sounds appealing, schedule! transfer funds! make travel plans!

Modern Mystery’s Top 25 Songs of 2010


1. Of Montreal – “Sex Karma” featuring Solange Knowles
2. Vampire Weekend – “Cousins”
3. Love Language – “Heart to Tell”
4. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – “Everlyn”
5. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti -“Fright Night (Nevermore)”
6. Morning Benders – “Promises”
7. Jukebox the Ghost – “Half Crazy”
8.  The Drums – “Let’s Go Surfing”
9. Surfer Blood – “Swim”
10. We Are Scientists – “Rules Don’t Stop”
11. Wavves – “King of the Beach”
12. Free Energy – “Bang Pop”
13. Magic Kids – “Hey Boy”
14. Robbers on High Street – “Electric Eye”
15. Beach Fossils – “Youth”
16. Javelin – “Oh! Centra”
17. Matt Pond PA – “Starting”
18. Miniature Tigers – “Gold Skull”
19. Ra Ra Riot – “Boy”
20. Best Coast – “Boyfriend”
21. Sufjan Stevens – “From the Mouth of Gabriel”
22. Hot Hot Heat – “21@12”
23. Tame Impala – “Alter Ego”
24. Caribou – “Odessa”
25. Jenny and Johnny – “Big Wave”

Tame Impala Give Abby May Remix Treatment


After months in the studio, Australian born Abbe May has emerged with a whole lot of material. Sporting a new band and an even darker rock sound, May released the first single from her forthcoming album in October. The song, entitled “Mammalian Locomotion,” recently received remix treatment from Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker and Cam Avery. I’m not sure the remix really improves on May’s song, but we’ve included it down below for your listening pleasure.

  <span><a href=”http://soundcloud.com/wesleyambrecht/mammalian-locomotion-kevin-parker-cam-avery-remix”>Mammalian Locomotion (Kevin Parker – Cam Avery Remix)</a> by <a href=”http://soundcloud.com/wesleyambrecht”>WesleyAmbrecht</a></span&gt;

NYC’s Weekly Show Roundup!

Sufjan Stevens @ Beacon Theatre

DJ Shadow @ Irving Plaza

Fiction Plane, The Globes @ Mercury Lounge (Early Show)

Oh Land @ Mercury Lounge (Late Show)

Mumford & Sons, Cadillac Sky, King Charles @ Terminal 5

Jonsi (and Kjartan of Sigur Ros), Alex Somers (of Riceboy Sleeps), Hilliard Ensemble, Latvian National Choir, Wordless Music Orchestra
@ The Church of  St. Paul the Apostle

The Joy Formidable, Group Love, The Dig @ Bowery  Ballroom

Oceanographer, Minor Stars, Leslie Sisson (of Wooden Birds) @ Bruar Falls

Spindrift, Dinowalrus, Runaway Sons @ The Knitting Factory

Kings of Leon @ Madison Square Garden

Glasser, ARP @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Mumford & Sons, Cadillac Sky, King Charles @ Terminal 5

The Big Sleep, Chappo, ArpLine, Red Wire Black Wire @ Glasslands

Ben Kweller @ Maxwell’s

Darwin Deez, BELL, King Charles, Friends @ Mercury Lounge

Electric Tickle Machine, Mirror Mirror, Hooray for Earth, Mon Khmer, Autre Ne Veut @ Pianos

La Roux @ Terminal 5

Thao Nguyen @ The Bell House

Deleted Scenes, Modern Skirts @ The Rock Shop

Tame Impala, Stardeath And White Dwarfs, Kuroma @ Bowery Ballroom

I’m Turning Into, Whale Belly, The House Floor, Mala Strana @ Bruar Falls

Electric Tickle Machine, Web Dating, Pet Ghost Project @ Death By Audio

CFCF, Teebs, Hercules and Love Affair (DJ Set) @ Glasslands

Buffalo Tom, Dinosaur Feathers @ Mercury Lounge

Simian Mobile Disco (DJ Set), JDH & Dave P @ Santos Party House

Ben Folds, Lady Danville @ The Wellmont Theatre

Hess Is More, Sky White Tiger, Jessica 6 @ Union Pool

The Morning Benders, Twin Sister, Cults @ Webster Hall

The Beets, Total Slacker, The Babies, Eternal Summers, Night Manager @ 285 Kent Avenue

Tame Impala, Stardeath And White Dwarfs, Kuroma @ Bowery Ballroom

Light Pollution, Acrylics, Blood Orange, Unsolved Mysteries @ Glasslands

Cornershop @ Irving Plaza

Bear in Heaven, Twin Shadow, Sun Airway @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Kate Nash, Peggy Sue @ Terminal 5

ArpLine, Motive, Machu Pichu, Little Racer @ The Studio at Webster Hall