Nickel Creek Live at Newport

By: Brendan

Nickel Creek’s set at Newport this year is now streaming at NPR. The performance was primarily comprised of tracks, my favorite of which is “Destination,” from their new album, A Dotted Line. The band also played some old favorites, including “Reasons Why” and “The Fox.” Browsing the page further will lead you to concerts by Aoife O’Donovan and Anais Mitchell among others.

Empires: New Album & Song!

Empires has been championed by several Muruch writers since they first burst onto the local Chicago music scene oh so long ago, so we’re so happy they’ve finally been signed by a major label (Chop Shop/Island Records). Their major label debut, Orphan, will be released on September 23rd. Here’s the first single, “Please Don’t Tell My Lover” and the video of Empires’ recent performance on David Letterman

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Empires Official Site

Foxygen: New Album, Tour & Video!

Foxygen’s debut, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, continues to be a favorite in the Muruch household, so we’re very excited the band will release their sophomore album, …And Star Power, on October 14th. Here’s the video for the first single “How Can You Really”…

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…And Star Power Tracklist:

01. Star Power Airlines
02. How Can You Really
03. Coulda Been My Love
04. Cosmic Vibrations
05. You & I
06. Star Power I: Overture
07. Star Power II: Star Power Nite
08. Star Power III: What Are We Good For
09. Star Power IV: Ooh Ooh
10. I Don’t Have Anything/The Gate
11. Mattress Warehouse
12. 666
13. Flowers
14. Wally’s Farm
15. Cannibal Holocaust
16. Hot Summer
17. Cold Winter/Freedom
18. Can’t Contextualize My Mind
19. Brooklyn Police Station
20. The Game
21. Freedom II
22. Talk
23. Everyone Needs Love
24. Hang

Foxygen Tour Dates:

Tue. Aug. 12 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
Wed. Aug. 13 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern w/ Gary Wilson
Thu. Aug. 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre w/ Gary Wilson, Dub Thompson
Fri. Aug. 15 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory w/ Gary Wilson
Sat. Aug. 16 – Pioneertown, CA @ Woodsist Festival at Pappy & Harriet’s w/ Woods
Wed. Sep. 24 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom w/ Dub Thompson
Thu. Sep. 25 – Santa Fe, NM @ Skylight w/ Dub Thompson
Sat. Sep. 27 – Dallas, TX @ INDEX Festival
Sun. Sep. 28 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Upstairs w/ Dub Thompson
Mon. Sep. 29 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks w/ Dub Thompson
Wed. Oct. 1 – Atlanta, GA @ The Loft w/ Dub Thompson
Thu. Oct. 2 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/IN w/ Dub Thompson
Fri. Oct. 3 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel w/ Dub Thompson
Sat. Oct. 4 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater w/ Dub Thompson
Sun. Oct. 5 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ Dub Thompson
Wed. Oct. 8 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Dub Thompson
Thu. Oct. 9 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Fri. Oct. 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer w/ Dub Thompson
Sat. Oct. 11 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club w/ Dub Thompson
Sun. Oct. 12 – Montreal, QC @ Le National w/ Dub Thompson, Heat
Tue. Oct. 14 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club w/ Dub Thompson
Wed. Oct. 15 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom w/ Dub Thompson
Thu. Oct. 16 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall w/ Dub Thompson
Fri. Oct. 17 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall w/ Dub Thompson
Sat. Oct. 18 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café w/ Dub Thompson
Mon. Oct. 20 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater w/ Dub Thompson
Tue. Oct. 21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge w/ Dub Thompson
Wed. Oct. 29 – Brighton, UK @ Komedia
Thu. Oct. 30 – Manchester, UK @ Ruby Lounge
Fri. Oct. 31 – London, UK @ Village Underground
Sat. Nov. 1 – Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
Mon. Nov. 3 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
Tue. Nov. 4 – Amsterdam, NE @ Tolhuistuin
Wed. Nov. 5 – Berlin, DE @ Frannz
Thu. Nov. 6 – Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset
Sun. Nov. 9 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest

Foxygen Official Site