Massive news all over the place here. Trust Fund, aka Ellis Jones, has today released his new single, ‘Dreams’ You can get it on iTunes now, and stream it right here on Soundcloud.
This one’s been produced by power pop-supremo MJ of Hookworms, and features Alanna McArdle (of Ides, formerly of Joanna Gruesome) on vocals.
Speedy Ortiz think Trust Fund are great, and so they’ve invited Ellis and his band on their tour of the UK and Ireland, this coming October. And there’s a headline Trust Fund London show for November too.
22 Aug – Green Man Festival, Brecon
29 Aug – The Art Is Hard 5th Birthday, Bristol TICKETS
15 Oct – The Haunt, Brighton (w/ Speedy Ortiz) TICKETS
16 Oct – Sound Control, Manchester (w/ Speedy Ortiz) TICKETS
17 Oct – Whelan’s Dublin (w/ Speedy Ortiz) TICKETS
18 Oct – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (w/ Speedy Ortiz) TICKETS
21 Oct – The Dome, London (w/ Speedy Ortiz) TICKETS
22 Oct – Stereo, Glasgow (w/ Speedy Ortiz) TICKETS
Sea Lion – aka Linn Osterberg – has announced details of her debut album, due out on Turnstile on August 28th. Pre-order HERE.
The full length ‘Desolate Stars’ sees Linn explore what it is to be an uncertain in an age of cultivated personae under cover of slow darkness: her distorted electric guitar melts into a watercolour wash, a piano plays like the ghost of a Leonard Cohen ballad, while the close-mic’d intimacy is as intimidating as Cat Power’s earliest records.
2. He Wears A Smile
3. If My Baby
6. Baby’s Town
8. Desolate Star
Sea Lion has also given another sneak-peek into the album, premiering the track ‘Ghostlands’ over at Stereogum.
Alongside all this, Linn has announced her debut headline London show. She’ll be debuting new songs at the Islington, on June 22nd. Tickets available HERE.
Joanna Gruesome have announced a whole load of fresh, new dates for the rest of the year, including additional UK shows and a swoop across North America, taking in Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin on the way.
The upcoming tour marks the departure of vocalist Alanna Mcardle from the band. The new lineup will feature Kate of feminist/queer punks Pennycress on melodic vocals/shouting/screaming and Roxy of Two White Cranes, Grubs and TOWEL on melodic vocals/keyboard. A statement from the band regarding the lineup change can be found on their Facebook page. The full list of tour dates is below.
4 July – Roskilde Festival, Denmark
18 Sep – Islington Mill, Manchester UK
19 Sep – Head Of Steam, Newcastle UK
20 Sep – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds UK
22 Sep – Scala, London UK
23 Sep – Summerhall, Edinburgh UK
24 Sep – Glad Cafe, Glasgow UK
25 Sep – Trades Club, Hebden Bridge UK
26 Sep – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff UK
29 Sep – The Haunt, Brighton UK
24 Oct – Schubas Tavern, Chicago IL
25 Oct – UFO Factory, Detroit
26 Oct – Silver Dollar, Toronto ON
27 Oct – La Sala Rossa, Montreal QC
28 Oct – The Middle East (Upstairs), Cambridge MA
29 Oct – PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia PA
30 Oct – Rough Trade, Brooklyn NY
31 Oct – Shea Stadium, Brooklyn NY
1 Nov – DC9, Washington DC
2 Nov – Cat’s Cradle Backroom, Carrboro NC
3 Nov – Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta GA
4 Nov – Club Downunder, Tallahassee FL
6/7/8 Nov – Fun Fun Fun Fest, Austin TX
9 Nov – The Rebel Lounge, Phoenix AZ
10 Nov – The Echo, Los Angeles CA
11 Nov – Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco CA
13 Nov – Analog Cafe, Portland OR
14 Nov – The Vera Project, Seattle WA
15 Nov – The Cobalt, Vancouver BC