Formed in 2012,75 Dollar Billdraw from various sources from around the world and across disciplines — everything from Mauritanian guitar to raw minimalism and blown-out urban blues — yet the New York City instrumental duo’s music sounds like nothing you’ve heard before. Originally released in January of 2015, their limited vinyl debut,Wooden Bag, followed various cassette and digital EPs, and quickly sold out.
In 2016 the group released their critically acclaimed second album, WOOD/METAL/PLASTIC/PATTERN/RHYTHM/ROCK, which fleshed out the band's sound with ensemble arrangements for strings and horns;Wooden Bagcaptures the rawness and intensity of the duo formation and hews closer to their incendiary live sound. Now back in print from new lacquers cut at Chicago Mastering and manufactured at Memphis Record Pressing, this re-release sounds and looks fantastic. A must-have for fans both old and new, the LP comes packaged in a custom “disco sleeve,” which reproduces the original’s hand-stamped art, and includes a download card.
Having just finished a second run performing in Alexander Ekman’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream for The Royal Swedish Ballet, Anna von Hausswolff is gearing up for an extensive European tour with SWANS. (Dates listed here.) In conjunction with the tour, she has just shared a new video for the remarkable 11-minute doomscape opus "Come Wander With Me/Deliverance," directed by Anna’s sister, Maria von Hausswolff.
Taken from 2015’s highly acclaimed album The Miraculous, "Come Wander With Me/Deliverance"is a track of gargantuan scale and power. Originating as a cover of Jeff Alexander & Anthony Wilson’s track from The Twilight Zone, the song grew bigger with every live performance, eventually forming a second song, "Deliverance." The result is a driving crusade of colossal scale.
Maria von Hausswolff gives the track even further weight with this new accompanying film, which she describes as: “An abstract dreamy tale about loneliness, about fighting against your own demons and about being strong; shot deep inside a Swedish forest.”
Following the band's successful headlining slot of the Vodafone Stage at Rock in Rio Lisboa, Boogarins are back to share a new video, which has just premiered on BrooklynVegan.
The lyrics to “Tempo” speak about stopping time and freeing yourself from the everyday grind of work and school and escaping the pressures of daily life, and for the video, the band called out to their fans to help illustrate the point. They reached out to their fans on social media, and asked them shoot footage of two different moods; first, “man’s world,” full of soul-crushing images of urban life and responsibilities; second, images of your sanctuary — friends, nature, music , art, and anything that makes you feel open and free. They received hundreds of submissions, which were then crafted into a coherent whole by director Owen Mack of Cobrandit Films, including hundreds of images and sounds collected by Boogarins fans across Brazil and around the world.
The group will be performing select dates throughout North America throughout the summer, which are listed below the video.
BOOGARINS SUMMER TOUR 2016 June 16 - Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern June 18 - Vancouver, BC @ Levitation July 20 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Shop June 21 - Arcata, CA @ Richard's Goat Tavern & Tea Room June 22 - Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar June 24 - Anchorage, AK @ 49th State Brewing Company July 2 - Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas July 9 - Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas July 16 - Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas July 23 - Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas July 30 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle August 3 - Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall (WFMU) August 4 - Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint August 6 - New York, NY @ SummerStage, Central Park - Brasil Summerfest
Boogarins are kicking into summer with more North American dates, including performances at Levitation in Vancouver, a July residency in Austin at Hotel Vegas, and an appearance at SummerStage in NYC's Central Park. In the meantime, check out their latest video, directed by Cléver Cardoso, which premiered on Stereogum!
BOOGARINS SUMMER TOUR 2016 May 20 - Lisboa, BR @ Rock In Rio May 28 - Hermosillo, MX June 16 - Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern June 18 - Vancouver, BC @ Levitation July 20 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Shop June 21 - Arcata, CA @ Richard's Goat Tavern & Tea Room June 22 - Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar June 24 - Anchorage, AK @ 49th State Brewing Company July 2 - Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas July 9 - Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas July 16 - Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas July 23 - Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas August 6 - New York, NY @ SummerStage, Central Park - Brasil Summerfest
Other Music Recording Co. would like to wish Tall Tales and the Silver Lining all the best. It's been a true pleasure working with Trevor and the band on such an amazing album, add to this such talented and wonderful people. The band has a handful of dates left before they ride off into the California sunset, so don't miss them!!
From the group's announcement:
"It is with some sadness, but much optimism, that we announce Tall Tales and the Silver Lining will no longer be. The wild horse was tamed for a good long ride, but the time has come to set it free as we all move forward toward new horizons and projects.Thanks to every musician who has jumped in, sat in, or stayed in. Thanks to every listener, every audience, every band that we shared a stage with, every person who connected with a record, every artist who lent a hand visually or musically to one of our records, every person who helped behind the scenes and helped get our records out, and every venue that gave us an ear. The mission was to spread joy, and we think we did a pretty dang good job with that! We are going to play the rest of our dates (see below) and would love to see you there to share in these last days before we look back with wonder. God bless, peace and love always."
May 18th The Independent SF w/Vetiver May 21st HIPNIC Big Sur June 11th Make Music Pasadena June 17th Hickey Fest
***A couple others might be added before June 17th so please stay tuned***
During Monika's recent East Coast tour, the Greek singer and her band swung through Washington D.C. to record a Tiny Desk session for NPR Music. A little spoiler: Monika indeed turns Bob Boilen's tiny desk into her personal dance floor. Check out the great performance below, and you can purchase Monika's latest album, Secret in the Dark, on CD and LP here.
Upcoming Monika Performances May 18th – London, UK @ Oslo Hackney Tickets Here May 19th – Brighton, UK @The Great Escape Festival Tickets Here May 21st – Brussels, Belgium @L’orangerie De Bruxelles (Le Botanique), Les Nuits Botanique Ticket Here May 26th – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater Tickets Here
The Zephyr Bones are a surfer-psych-pop band based in Barcelona, named after a skater society from the 70s. Having moved from Chile to Spain to start a band, the four-piece of Brian, Jossip, Toni and Nico have their own studio in Barcelona called Big Beat Big Waves. Their music is full of summery beach vibes and the sea is a huge inspiration to them, drawing on the never-ending sunsets, all roads leading to the ocean. They draw inspiration from US bands such DIIV, the Drums, Wild Nothing, Real Estate, Beach Fossils and Beach House, using skeletal rhythms, sparse instrumentation and shimmering synthesizers to create delightfully danceable melodies.
Following on from their debut four-track EP Wishes/ Fishes, released by La Castanya in July of 2014, the band return with their first international release, a double aa side 7" single released by La Castanya in conjunction with New York's Other Music. “Black Lips” could easily pass for one of the best tunes by DIIV, with a summery California-style vocal melody, while “Surrounded by Sunflowers” is reminiscent of tracks from Tame Impala's "Inner Speaker."
Monika has just announced an international tour kicking off February 23 in Los Angeles. The stint of dates will also include a stop at Making Time in Philadelphia, Brooklyn's Baby's All Right, and a support slot with Carly Rae Jepsen in San Francisco, along with a string of performances in France during the first two weeks of April.
Coinciding with the tour announcement, Consequence of Sound premiered a remix of "Secret in the Dark," the title track off Monika's latest album, produced by DFA's the Juan MacLean. Check it out and don't miss Monika's captivating live show! Dates listed below.
February 23 - Los Angeles, CA @Bootleg Theater February 27 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield - w/ Carly Rae Jepsen March 23 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right March 26 - Philadelphia, PA @ 714 - Making Time with Monika April 6 - Tourcoing FR @ La Grand Mix April 7 - Paris FR @ PIAS Nites at La Flèche d’Or April 8 - Laval FR @ 6 Par 4 April 9 - Nantes FR @ Stereolux April 10 - Cognac FR @ West Rock April 12 - Mulhouse FR @ Noumatrouff April 13 - Reim FR @ La Cartonnerie w/ La Femme April 14 - Bourges, FR @ Printemps de Bourges at Le 22
With Boogarins' second album Manual released worldwide last fall, BrooklynVegan just announced that these Brazilian psych-rockers will be returning to the United States on a spring tour that kicks off April 19 in New Haven, CT. The month-long jaunt across the US will find them appearing at Austin's Levitation festival, as well as opening for Dungen May 1-15. Boogarins also recently collaborated with fellow Brazilians O Terno, covering "Saídas e Bandeiras No. 1." off Milton Nascimento and Lo Borge's 1972 masterpiece, Clube da Esquina. Check it out, and scroll below the video for the full tour listing.
BOOGARINS SPRING US TOUR April 19 - New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine April 21 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East (Upstairs) April 22 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right April 23 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle April 24 - Washington, DC @ DC9 April 25 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle (Back Room) April 26 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl April 27 - New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa April 28 @ Houston, TX @ Rudyard's April 29-30 - Austin, TXP @ Levitation Tickets Available Here May 1 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar w/Dungen May 3 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah w/Dungen May 5 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex w/Dungen May 6 - San Francsico, CA @ Great American Music Hall w/Dungen May 9 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios w/Dungen May 10 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile w/Dungen May 13 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club w/Dungen May 14 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon w/Dungen May 15 - Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle w/Dungen May 16 - Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory May 17 @ Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar Room