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  1. FOXYGEN ANNOUNCES SUMMER TOUR, NEW 7" & PLAYS TAKE AWAY SHOW

    Hot on the heels of 2013 Q1′s best album and a much publicized SXSW meltdown, Foxygen has announced new summer tour dates and a 7″ for “No Destruction,” one of the standouts from We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic. The 7″ also features b-side “Where’s the Money?,” produced by Richard Swift during the Peace & Magic sessions.

    Foxygen recently played A Take Away Show for La Blogotheque in which the band harmonizes under the Sacré Coeur and frontman Sam France scares Parisian children and steals an apple from a street vendor. Watch Foxygen perform “In the Darkness,” “No Destruction” and “On Blue Mountain” below, and catch tour dates after the jump.

    Tour Dates:

    05/07/13 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall

    05/08/13 Montreal , QC – Il Motore

    05/09/13 Toronto, ON – Wrong Bar

    05/11/13 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion

    05/14/13 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory – SOLD OUT

    05/15/13 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge – SOLD OUT

    05/18/13 Mexico City, MX – Festival Marvin

    06/21/13 Dover, DE – Firefly Music Festival

    06/22/13 North Adams, MA – Massachusetts Museum Of Contemporary Art

    06/23/13 North Adams, MA – Solid Sound Festival

    07/12/13 Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival

    07/21/13 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival

    08/02/13 Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon

  2. Saul Williams live from the Catacombs in Paris. Amazing.

  3. Buck 65 Announces U.S. Dates

    The legendary Buck 65 has announced that in addition to his east coast jaunt this month, he will be touring the west side in August in support of 20 Odd Years. His newest single “Paper Airplane”, featuring Jenn Grant, is now available for free download. Watch the video for “Paper Airplane,” directed by Sophie Levy and shot in Paris with French actress Roxane Mesquida, after the jump and catch a recent Blogotheque performance with Marnie Herald (who will be touring with Rich) here.

    Buck 65 Tour Dates:

    July 21 – Arlington, VA – IOTA Cafe

    July 22 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

    July 23 – Wilmington, DE – World Cafe Live

    July 24 – Boston, MA – The Middle East

    August 9 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad

    August 10 – Scottsdale, AZ – Chasers

    August 11 – San Diego, CA – Casbah

    August 12 – Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite

    August 14 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s

    August 16 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge

    August 17 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern

    Continued…

  4. L.A. indie harmonizers Local Natives recently recorded an episode of "The Take Away Shows", the French website La Blogothèque's video series that features indie bands playing songs in places where indie bands don't usually play songs.

    In their episode, Local Natives play “Who Knows Who Cares”, a song from their BNM’ed debut Gorilla Manor, while strolling through Paris’ ornate Palais Royal. It’s a remarkably well-staged impromptu performance, with frontman Taylor Rice starting out solo, as the rest of the band members gradually join him one by one. And it’s a great location for one of these, too, with the palace’s gorgeous vaulted ceilings working as an ideal backdrop for the Natives’ interweaving voices. Watch it above, and check out the uncut version over here.

    via pitchfork