Monday Music News

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  • Fresh off a hip-shaking set at Capitol Hill Block Party this past weekend, Father John Misty has announced another leg of tour dates behind this year’s Fear Fun. After spending the rest of July and August making further festival appearances, he’ll embark on his own headlining tour in September, including stops at Portland’s Wonder Ballroom on September 20th and Seattle’s Neumo’s the next day, before he finishes the tour by embarking on the Coachella cruise in December.
  • Before they were headlining festivals all over the world, The Strokes were just another band from New York City that slept on couches, played sweaty club shows to 30 people, and only had an EP to sell at said shows. This morning, a document of that era has surfaced as a December 21, 2000 radio session on WMFU from the band has been put up on the station’s archives. Featuring an alternate take of “Someday”, along with rough cuts of most of the songs on Is This It, the session is an interesting pre-fame look at Julian Casablancas and co. Listen to it over at WFMU’s archives.

  • London producer SBTRKT has returned with a new track, “Gloss” ahead of his last few dates supporting his eponymous debut. The song is his first original work since his remix of Frank Ocean’s “Whip Appeal” in April. Listen to the three-minute cut from the mask-wearing producer below.

  • Even with the release of a new Dinosaur Jr. album and tour on his calendar, Lou Barlow has found time to contribute to his other band, Sebadoh, who will release their first new music in 14 years when the Secret EP is released next month. Co-written with band member Jason Lowenstein, the EP will be available at their August tour dates and, for those unable to make one of the shows, on Bandcamp at an unspecified date. Check out the EP’s tracklisting and artwork, as well as the band’s tour schedule at Consequence of Sound.
  • New KEXP favorites Alt-J have announced a full-fledged tour to coincide with the September 18 U.S. release of their awesome debut album, An Awesome Wave. They’ll be hitting the Moore Theatre in Seattle with Grouplove on September 26th.
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