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.

Braids Announce North American Tour With Toro Y Moi

Braids, whose album Native Speaker is out now on Kanine Records, are the latest sensation from Canada and they have just embarked on a tour across the continent with Toro Y Moi. Along their trek, they’ll be stopping by their hometown Montreal, New York City and will wrap up with concerts alongside Of Montreal. Check below for a date near you!

And if you want to explore their a bit first, the band just premiered a remix of their song “Lemonade” by  Landon Spears. Listen to “Lemonade (Lemonparty Bliss Out – Landon Spears Remix)” below:

Here are their upcoming tour dates:

04-05 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle (with Toro Y Moi)
04-06 – Bloomington, IN – The Bishop (with Toro Y Moi)
04-07 – Toronto, ON – Wrongbar (with Toro Y Moi)
04-08 – Montreal, QB – La Sala Rossa (with Toro Y Moi)
04-09 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall (with Toro Y Moi)
04-10 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg (with Toro Y Moi)
04-11 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom (with Toro Y Moi)
04-12 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church (with Toro Y Moi)
04-13 – Baltimore, MD – Talking Head (with Toro Y Moi)
04-14 – Washington, DC – Rock And Roll Hotel (with Toro Y Moi)
04-15 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 (with Toro Y Moi)
05-02 – Montreal, QB – Metropolis (with Of Montreal)
05-03 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre (with Of Montreal)

Toro Y Moi Sets Spring Tour


Toro Y Moi has a busy March and April planned. The singer-songwriter, whose sophomore album was released last month, has announced a nationwide tour that will saw him making stops at SXSW and appearing at the SC Indie Grits Film Festival. A full list can be found below.

03/23 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour*

03/24 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall*

03/25 Portland, OR Doug Fir*

03/26 Kennewick, WA The Red Room*^

03/27 Seattle, WA Crocodile*

03/28 Vancouver, BC Biltmore ^

03/30 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge #

03/31 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge #

04/01 Kansas City, MO Riot Room #

04/02 Omaha, NE Slowdown Jr. #

04/03 Minneapolis, MN 7th St. Entry #

04/04 Northfield, MN The Cave ^

04/05 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle #

04/06 Bloomington, IN The Bishop #^

04/07 Toronto, ON Wrongbar #

04/08 Montreal, QC La Sala Rossa #

04/09 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall #

04/10 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg #

04/11 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom #

04/12 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church #

04/13 Baltimore, MD Talking Head #^

04/14 Washington, DC Rock N Roll Hotel #

04/15 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 #^

04/16 Columbia, SC Indie Grits Film Festival

04/23 Honolulu, HI Next Door

 

* = w/ Cloud Nothings

^ = w/ Braids

# = w/ Adventure

$ = w/ Nite Jewel

Cloud Nothings Premiere Video

 Cloud Nothings have released a video for “Understand at All” and can be seen here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8h3tGS0h8E

The band is currently on tour – dates are listed below.

03/12 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn *
03/13 New Orleans, LA Circle Bar *
03/14 Houston, TX Fitzgeralds *
03/16 – 03/18 Austin, TX SXSW 
03/19 Dallas, TX Club Dada *!
03/20 El Paso, TX Lowbrow Palace *!
03/21 Tempe, AZ Sail Inn *!
03/22 Costa Mesa, CA Detroit Bar *
03/23 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour *
03/24 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall *
03/25 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge *
03/26 Kennewick, WA The Red Room Coffee *!
03/27 Seattle, WA Crocodile Cafe *
05/10 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
 
! w/ BRAIDS
* w/ Toro Y Moi

Toro Y Moi Preps New Release


Chaz Bundick’s second release as Toro Y Moi, Underneath the Pine, comes out in two weeks. In honor of which, Urban Outfitters caught up the 24-year-old South Carolina native to talk music and more. Head over to the Urban Outfitters’ site to read the interview and stream the album in its entirety. In the meantime, check out Bundick’s new video and a list of Toro Y Moi tour dates down below.

Toro Y Moi Tour Dates

03/11 Athens, GA – 40 Watt *

03/12 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn *

03/13 New Orleans, LA – The Saturn Bar *
03/14 Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds *
03/15 McAllen, TX – M.P.M. Fest @ Ambiente *$
03/16-18 Austin, TX – SXSW
03/19 Dallas, TX – Club Dada *

03/20 El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace *^
03/21 Tempe, AZ – Sail Inn *^$
03/22 Costa Mesa, CA – Detroit Bar *
03/23 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour *
03/24 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall *
03/25 Portland, OR – Doug Fir *
03/26 Kennewick, WA – The Red Room *^
03/27 Seattle, WA – Crocodile *
03/28 Vancouver, British Columbia – Biltmore ^
03/30 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge #
03/31 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge #
04/01 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room #

04/02 Omaha, NE – Slowdown Jr. #
04/03 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry #
04/05 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle #
04/06 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop #^
04/07 Toronto, Ontario – Wrongbar #
04/08 Montreal, Quebec – La Sala Rossa #
04/09 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall #

04/10 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg #

04/11 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom #

04/12 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church #
04/13 Baltimore, MD – Talking Head #^
04/14 Washington, DC – Rock N Roll Hotel #
04/15 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 #^
04/16 Columbia, SC – Indie Grits Film Festival

04/23 Honolulu, HI – Next Door

* = w/ Cloud Nothings
^ = w/ Braids
# = w/ Adventure

$ = w/ Nite Jewel