Polaris announce reunion tour and deluxe reissue of The Adventures of Pete & Pete soundtrack

Polaris are reuniting for another tour, and you won’t have to wait until October. Even better, they’ve announced a new deluxe vinyl reissue of their diamond soundtrack album to Nickelodeon’s The Adventures of Pete and Pete. Start smiling strange. The tour kicks off May 14th in Rhode Island and continues until August 8th in Iowa. Mark Mulcahy (Muggy), David McCaffrey (Jersey), and Scott Boutier (Harris) will perform a selection of Polaris and Miracle Legion songs, in addition to some surprises. (Read: Whatever Happened to the Cast of Pete and Pete?) As for the reissue, fans can anticipate a “deluxe vinyl package” that includes a CD of original demos dating between 1992-95, liner notes from Pete & Pete co-creator Will McRobb, and a complete album lyric sheet. A release date is forthcoming. Consult the full tour itinerary below, and get tickets here. In the meantime, you can revisit their Live at Lincoln Hall double album shortly after. The album was recorded amidst their debut “Waiting for October Tour” in 2014 at a Chicago stop this site co-produced. Ah, the memories. Polaris 2020 Tour Dates:05/14 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met05/15 – Holyoke, MA @ Gateway City Arts05/16 – Hamden, CT @ […]

The Voidz return with new single “Did My Best” produced by Mac DeMarco: Stream

Even with a new album from The Strokes on the horizon, the band’s individual members continue to roll out music of their own. The other day we saw Fabrizio Moretti drop his debut LP under his Machinegum moniker; now, Julian Casablancas and The Voidz are back with a new single, “Did My Best”. The track is a fuzzy offering that comes paired with a grainy, lo-fi music video/short film. Directed by Promiseland, it finds the band members apparently lost in relationships with mannequins… or sex dolls, it’s kind of hard to tell. The nearly 11-minute clip also incorporates a new version of “The Eternal Tao”, The Voidz’ previous 2019 release. Dubbed “The Eternal Tao 2.0”, there’s an extra verse tacked on at the end. What’s more, the visuals feature cameos from Mac DeMarco and Kirin J Callinan, who co-produced both “Did My Best” and “The Eternal Tao”. Watch it below. (Read: The Top 25 Rock Albums of the 2010s) The Voidz’ last full-length, Virtue, dropped in 2018. There’s no word yet on whether these new songs are leading up to another full-length, though at least Casablancas fans have the continually teased Strokes record to anticipate. There are also a number of […]

Coldplay cover house classic “Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless)”: Watch

Coldplay won’t be touring again until it’s environmentally “beneficial,” and that decision places extra weight on the few live shows they choose to perform. So it was something of a surprise when the band stopped by Future Sounds with Annie Mac to promote their new album Everyday Life, and then busted out a cover of the classic house song “Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless)” by Crystal Waters. According to frontman Chris Martin, he  got the idea from the Belgian hip-hop artist Stromae, who had sampled “Gypsy Woman” during his last tour. In Coldplay’s hands, the old-school electronica sounds like disco by way of a Vegas lounge. Martin’s voice has always been pop perfect, and he brings charm to the already infectious “La da dee, la dee da,” refrain. The band’s lack of familiarity with the song wasn’t apparent until the very end, when Martin began vamping. “Let’s fade it out boys, let’s fade it out now… Annie, you better rescue us because we don’t know how to end this!” Watch the performance below. Elsewhere during their Future Sounds set, Coldplay performed Everyday Life tracks “Orphans”, “Arabesque”, “Lovers in Japan”, “Guns”, “Everyday Life”, and “Daddy”. For the session, they were accompanied by string […]

David Gray announces White Ladder 20th anniversary tour

David Gray will mark the 20th anniversary of his album White Ladder by embarking on a 2020 North American summer tour. The 24-date outing takes place July and August, including stops at Budweiser Stage in Toronto; Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO; and Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Each show will feature a full performance of White Ladder along with greatest hits. Tickets to the upcoming dates can be found here. Along with the tour, Gray will release a 20th anniversary edition of White Ladder on February 14th. The 2xCD or 4xLP set will include a new remaster of the album, plus previously unreleased rarities, B-sides, and demos. Pre-orders are now ongoing. David Gray 2020 Tour Dates:03/20 – Liverpool, UK @ M&S Bank Arena03/21 – Glasgow, UK @ SSE Hydro03/22 – Cardiff, UK @ Motorpoint Arena03/24 – Bournemouth, UK @ Bournemouth International Centre03/26 – London, UK @ O2 Arena03/27 – Leeds, UK @ First Direct Arena03/28 – Birmingham, UK @ Resorts World Arena03/31 – Belfast, UK @ SSE Arena04/03 – Dublin, IE @ 3Arena04/04 – Dublin, IE @ 3Arena03/07 – Antwerp, BE @ Lotto Arena04/08 – Amsterdam, NL @ AFAS Live04/09 – Cologne, DE @ Palladium07/13 – Lewiston, NY @ […]

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross share Watchmen end credits music: Stream

After Sunday night’s series debut of Watchmen, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross promptly announced a three-volume official release of the HBO series accompanying soundtrack. Today, the duo has shared an extended version of the first episode’s end credit track. Initially the Watchman episode’s closing credit music cut at roughly the two-minute mark. In the new extended clip below, Reznor and Ross’ music goes more than twice the original time-length, now capping at right under five minutes. The Nine-Inch Nails bandmates will release the first installment of their Watchmen soundtrack on November 4th, followed by the other two, respectively, on November 25th, and December 16th. Each will come on limited-edition 180-gram vinyl, along with exclusive artwork and packaging. Pre-orders are currently available via the band’s website. [embedded content] Consequence of Sound RSS Feed

Fiona Apple sings new song for Bob’s Burgers Halloween episode

While we patiently wait for Fiona Apple’s new record supposedly coming in 2020, looks like we have a little something to hold us over. The singer/songwriter contributed a short song to the end credits of Sunday night’s episode of Bob’s Burgers. The Halloween special, entitled “Pig Trouble in Little Tina”, featured Gene dressed in costume as Fiona Applesauce, aka “Fiona Apple’s saucy aunt.” As the episode wrapped up, the singer’s signature voice came rolling in over quick moving banjo, singing the campy lines, “There’s an oink, oink in the night/ And it gives you such a fright/ He’s got a tail that’s curly/ And he’s coming for you, girly.” Check out the full Bob’s Burgers episode (complete with the Apple tune) at FOX’s website. (Read: TV Review: Bob’s Burgers’ 10th Season Is Sweet and Comforting as Ever) Apple initially teased the song via the Fiona Apple Rocks Tumblr page, posting a brief YouTube video of herself with a spooky pig (see below). She also posted the song’s lyrics. She’s also far from the first artist to join the Bob’s Burgers musical lexicon. The National have had a long love affair with the Belcher clan, recording Christmas and Thanksgiving jingles, singing about […]

Tame Impala debut new songs “Patience” and “Borderline” on SNL: Watch

Earlier this month, Tame Impala awarded patient fans with the release of their first new single in four years. On Saturday, Kevin Parker brought his Australian psych-pop outfit to SNL, where they performed “Patience” live for the time. Even more exciting, they used the occasion to debut a second new song, which fans have referred to as “Borderline”. Replay both performances below Presumambly, both tracks are taken from Tame Impala’s upcoming fourth album, which will serve as the follow-up to 2015’s Currents. (Song of the Week: Tame Impala Goes Vintage Psychedelic on “Patience”) Next up for Tame Impala? A headlining appearance at Coachella, which kick starts a busy summer on the festival circuit. See their full tour schedule below, and pick tickets up here. Tame Impala 2019 Tour Dates:04/13 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival04/20 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival05/02 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheatre05/03 – Asheville, NC @ ExploreAsheville.com05/05 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival05/06 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheater05/07 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore Miami Beach05/11 – Guadalajara, MX @ Corona Capital Guadalajara05/25 – Boston, MA @ Boston Calling05/31 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound06/01-02 – Paris, FR @ We Love Green Festival06/06-08 – Aarhus, DK @ NorthSide Festival06/21-23 – Scheeßel, DE @ Hurricane […]

Sharon Van Etten performs “Comeback Kid” on Fallon: Watch

The great Sharon Van Etten has been making the rounds in support of her tremendous new album, Remind Me Tomorrow. Since the album’s release back in January, she’s appeared on both Kimmel and Ellen, the latter performance proving particularly savage. She was back at it on Monday night with a visit to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. This time, she dazzled late-night audiences by performing the album standout, “Comeback Kid”. Catch the replay below. [embedded content] Van Etten is set to kick off a European tour later this week, and will then spend the summer playing festivals on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as in Australia and New Zealand. See hew updated tour schedule below, and grab tickets here. In other exciting news, Van Etten recently got engaged. Mazel tov! Sharon Van Etten 2019 Tour Dates:03/21 – Birmingham, UK @ The Mill03/22 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall03/23 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street03/24 – Glasgow, UK @ St. Luke’s03/26 – London, UK @ Roundhouse03/27 – Bristol, UK @ SWX03/29 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord03/30 – Brussels, BE @ Orangerie (at Botanique)04/01 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie04/02 – Koln, DE @ Luxor04/03 – Munich, DE @ […]

The Front Bottoms reimagine Kevin Devine’s “Just Stay” for new Devinyl Splits collaboration: Stream

Kevin Devine has announced the final addition to volume two of his Devinyl Splits Series. As a preview of the 7-inch split single, Devine has shared The Front Bottoms’ cover of his own “Just Stay”. The track comes from Devine’s 2006 LP, Put Your Ghost to Rest, and as frequent tourmates and collaborators — and close friends — The Front Bottoms are a perfect choice for the cover. Their take is searing and powerful from the start, standing in stark contrast to the original number, which opts for a simple acoustic guitar and crisp vocals. The two renditions remain consistent in their mournful tone, however, even though the avenues they use to get there are wholly different. (Read: Top 50 Cover Songs from Movies) Devine actually features on the track, while TFB serve as the accompaniment for his B-side cover of “Rhode Island” off the New Jersey folk-punk band’s 2011 self-titled debut LP. Take a listen to “Just Stay” below, and pre-order Devinyl Splits No. 12 before it’s released on March 29th via Bad Timing Records. [embedded content] For each Devinyl Split, the Brooklyn-born singer-songwriter collaborates with another artist. For the second, six-part volume — which has been rolled out throughout 2018 and […]

Album Review: Stella Donnelly Takes the World to Task on Beware of the Dogs

The Lowdown: Stella Donnelly is a virtual newcomer to the musical scene, but Beware of the Dogs, a glimmering yet no-frills portrait of the political and personal realities and shortcomings of average life, makes one wonder where we ever were without her. She kicks off with an energetic push into the action with “Old Man”, before pulling back into the threads of something a little less pop, a little more indie, which guide the rest of the album. It’s a quick odyssey into a world Donnelly clearly knows well, from the delightfully acerbic family tensions in the lyrics of “Season’s Greetings” to the pinnacled mourning of “Boys Will Be Boys”. Haunting yet real and comprehensive but manageable, Beware of the Dogs is an indie folk wake-up call and a more than apt introduction to this young, fearless expert, who is quickly making herself impossible to overlook. [Buy: Tickets to Upcoming Stella Donnelly Shows] The Good: Beware of the Dogs shines in its concrete approaches to meaningful subject matter. Most markedly, Donnelly’s exasperation with the patriarchy bobs to the surface regularly across the album’s 13-track span; even in the moments when it’s not directly articulated, we feel the way that it informs […]