Exciting news — Today we’ve launched our shiny new subscription service, Boombox! Through Boombox, you’ll receive a digital download of every Mom+Pop release, plus a whole bunch of super exclusive 7″ vinyl, all delivered straight to your door (/inbox) on a monthly basis. It’s basically going to feel like your birthday, but without that pesky 12-month wait between each event.
Sign up now and you’ll receive an immediate digital download of Wavves ‘Afraid of Heights’, FIDLAR ‘FIDLAR’, and Beat Club ‘Something Better EP’. The first 300 subscribers will also receive a Boombox tote bag, plus vinyl copies of Metric ‘Synthetica’, Sleigh Bells ‘Reign of Terror’, and one more randomly selected vinyl from the Mom+Pop discography — we’ll choose it when we pack up your order, pretty mysterious and exciting, right? As for that exclusive 7″ vinyl we mentioned, so far we can confirm forthcoming releases from Smith Westerns, Polica, Neon Indian, Beat Club, and Twin Peaks.
Those of you who sign up in April will receive all of the above for only $9.99 this month, reverting to the usual $12.99 for the subsequent months.
Quick disclosure: This is not an April Fools joke, we really are that generous.
We love Anthony Bourdain. So we love that last night’s (final) season premiere of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations featured two Mom+Pop bands. The episode was shot in Austin back in March during SXSW. Bourdain caught up with Alan Palomo of Neon Indian to make the rounds at his favorite Austin haunts and hotspots, and then spent some time with Derek and Alexis from Sleigh Bells (along with a whole mess of their friends, and a whole mess of crawdads). You can catch a portion of the Sleigh Bells segment above, and the Neon Indian piece (along with the full Sleigh Bells piece) over on The Audio Perv.
Sleigh Bells unveiled the latest video from February’s Reign of Terror yesterday on Pitchfork.tv. The clip was directed by Sleigh Bells’ own Derek Miller and regular collaborator Gregory Kohn. The video comes on the eve of the band’s three date run with a resurgent Refused, which ought to whet the west coasts appetite in advance of the band’s lengthy Fall tour with AraabMusik beginning in October. All shows listed below.
08-28 Seattle, WA – The Paramount *
08-29 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater *
08-31 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium *
09-01-02 Los Angeles, CA – FYF
09-27 Champaign, IL – Pygmalion Festival
09-28 Chicago, IL – Metro
09-29 Cincinnati, OH – Midpoint Festival
10-01 Bowling Green, OH – Cla-Zel Theatre #
10-02 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall #
10-03 Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall #
10-05 Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre #
10-06 Norfolk , VA – The NorVa #
10-07 Richmond, VA – The National
10-09 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel #
10-10 Birmingham, AL – Workplay Soundstage #
10-11 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre #
10-15 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
10-16 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues #
10-17 Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa
10-19 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre #
10-20 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
10-22 Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater #
10-23 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater #
10-24 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall #
10-26 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue Theater #
10-27 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s #
10-28 St Louis, MO – The Pageant #
10-30 Bloomington, IN – Bluebird Nightclub #
11-01 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre #
11-02 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue #
This one doesn’t need too much explanation! While they were in Austin for SXSW, Sleigh Bells caught up with Anthony Bourdain for an episode of No Reservations. The video above is just a taste of the full segment, which is scheduled to air on Travel Channel September 3rd as part of the season premiere of No Reservations.
Sleigh Bells’ newest video for the song “Demons” is out now. Directed by Derek Miller and Gregory Kohn, “Demons” is a Pantera-inspired “live” video using footage from Sleigh Bells’ recent Omaha, Oklahoma City, Dallas and Houston shows. Watch it below.
In addition to the video, Pitchfork is also premiering an exclusive remix of “Demons” done by past tourmate Diplo. Check it out below.
After completing a full North American tour this spring, Sleigh Bells have announced that they will be hitting the road this July in support of their highly acclaimed album, Reign of Terror, out now . A pre-sale for these dates, beginning today and ending Thursday, is live on the band’s website – http://www.reignofterror.tv – now. See full list of dates below the fold, which will culminate in a co-headlining show with Hot Chip at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Washington, DC on July 22nd.
7/2/12 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground ** %
7/3/12 Boston, MA @ House of Blues ** %
7/5/12 Montreal, QC @ Corona %
7/6/12 Ottawa, ON @ Lebreton Flats Park (Ottawa Blues Festival)
7/7/12 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom ** %
7/9/12 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues ** %
7/10/12 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection ** %
7/12/12 Kansas City, MO @ Beaumont Club %
7/13/12 Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Fest
7/14/12 Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Festival
7/16/12 Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage %
7/17/12 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theater ** %
7/18/12 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls ** %
7/19/12 Philadelphia, PA @ Penn’s Landing (Making Time 12th Anniversary HYPER-RAGER w/ Dave P & Sammy Slice + Making Time resident DJs)
7/22/12 Washington, DC @ Merriweather Post Paviliion # @
** With Class Actress
% With Jel
# With Hot Chip
@ With James Murphy (DJ set)