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News Roundup: Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Swervedriver, Thee Oh Sees, BEAK>, and More

Plus Phoebe Bridgers, Susanne Sundfør, and Shabazz Palaces

Jun 07, 2017 Radiohead
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Here’s a roundup of all the other news items we couldn’t get to today and yesterday, including stories on Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Swervedriver, Thee Oh Sees, BEAK>, Phoebe Bridgers, Susanne Sundfør, and Shabazz Palaces.

Arcade Fire:

Last week Arcade Fire announced their new album, Everything Now, which is due out July 28 via their new label Columbia. At their tour stop in Scunthorpe, England they debuted another new song from the album, “Signs of Life.” Watch fan footage below.


Radiohead are releasing a deluxe reissue of their landmark 1997 album OK Computer in honor of its 20th anniversary. It is being dubbed as OKNOTOK and includes a remastered version of the original album, eight B-sides, and three previously unreleased tracks from the era: “I Promise,” “Lift,” and “Man of War.” Last week we were treated to the string-backed ballad “I Promise” and tonight at their show in Oslo, Norway the band performed the song for the first time in 21 years. Watch fan footage below.

Oh Sees (formerly known as Thee Oh Sees):

Thee Oh Sees have shortened their name to Oh Sees and have announced a new album, Orc, which is due out August 25 via Castle Face. Below is the album’s first single, “Static God” and the album’s tracklist.

Orc Tracklist:

01 The Static God
02 Nite Expo
03 Animated Violence
04 Keys to the Castle
05 Jettison
06 Cadaver Dog
07 Paranoise
08 Cooling Tower
09 Drowned Beast
10 Raw Optics


British shoegazers Swervedriver have announced a U.S. tour where they will be performing their first two albums, 1991’s Raise and 1993’s Mezcal Head, in their entirety. The dates are below.

Swervedriver Tour Dates:

09-07 Chicago, IL - Metro
09-08 Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace
09-09 Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
09-10 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
09-11 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
09-12 Washington D.C. - Black Cat
09-14 Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
09-15 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
09-16 Orlando, FL - The Social
09-17 New Orleans, LA - Siberia
09-18 Dallas, TX - Trees
09-19 Austin, TX - 3Ten Austin City Limits Live
09-21 Tucson, AZ - 191 Toole
09-22 San Diego, CA - Casbah
09-23 San Francisco, CA - Bimbo’s 365 Club
09-24 Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom


BEAK>, the trio led by Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, have shared a video for “Sex Music” directed by Paloma Baeza. The single is out this Friday and the B-side is a remix by Arcade Fire’s Win Butler. Watch the video below.

Phoebe Bridgers:

Promising new Los Angeles-based 22-year-old singer/songwriter Phoebe Bridgers has signed to Dead Oceans, who will be releasing her debut album later this year. She has some tour dates this summer and fall, including some shows opening for Whitney and Conor Oberst.

Phoebe Bridgers Tour Dates:

June 28 Paris, FR @ Cafe de la Danse*
July 4 Amsterdam, NL @ Theatre De Roode bioscoop
July 5 London, UK @ St. Pancras Old Church
Sept. 1 Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo**
Sept. 3 Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Aphitheatre
Sept. 5 Billings, MT @ Pub Station Ballroom**
Sept. 7 St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre**
Sept. 8 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre**
Sept. 9 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre**
Sept. 10 Kalamazoo, MI @ State Theatre**
Sept. 12 Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre**
Sept. 13 Toronto, ONT @ Danforth Music Hall**
Sept. 14 Buffalo, NY @ Asbury Hall at Babeville**
Sept. 15 Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall**
Sept. 16 Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre**
Sept. 17 Bloomington, IL @ Castle Theatre**

* supporting Whitney
** supporting Conor Oberst

Susanne Sundfør:

Susanne Sundfør has announced a new album, Music For People In Trouble, which is due out August 25th, 2017 via Bella Union. Below is the album’s tracklist, her upcoming tour dates, and the album’s first single, “Undercover.”

Music For People In Trouble Tracklist:

1. Mantra
2. Reincarnation
3. Good Luck Bad Luck
4. The Sound Of War
5. Music For People In Trouble
6. Bedtime Story
7. Undercover
8. No One Believes In Love Anymore
9. The Golden Age
10. Mountaineers

Susanne Sundfør Tour Dates:

9/12/2017 - Helsinki, Finland - Savoy Theatre
9/14/2017 - Paris, France - Le Trois Baudets
9/15/2017 - Brussels, Belgium - Orangerie-Botanique
9/16/2017 - Köln, Germany - Artheater
9/18/2017 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Vondelkerk
9/20/2017 - Berlin, Germany - Silent Green
9/21/2017 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Studio 3
10/2/2017 - London, England - Union Chapel
10/3/2017 - Glasgow, UK - CCA
10/4/2017 - Manchester, England - Deaf Institute
10/7/2017 - Dublin, Ireland - Sugar Club
10/12/2017 - Stockholm, Sweden - Soda Teatern

Shabazz Palaces:

Pacific Northwest hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces are releasing two new interconnected albums, Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines, both due out July 14 via Sub Pop, as well as a graphic novel version of the latter due out August 18 via Fantagraphics. The band have shared another song from Quarzarz vs. The Jealous Machines, “Julian’s Dream (ode to a bad) [Feat. The Shogun Shot].” Listen below.

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