Weekly Round-Up: Friday 5th April

Weekly Round-Up: Friday 5th April

Friday 5th April, 2013 11:26AM

Now in April the tour news has certainly quietened down with nothing new of note to report this week but luckily there is plenty to report on the new music front...

Internationally, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' hotly anticipated new album Mosquito has been made available to preview in full along with intro from the band; Kurt Vile's new album Walking on A Pretty Daze is out today here in NZ and is streaming in full via NPR; The Knife's socio-political new album Shaking The Habitual is available to stream via Pitchfork Advance  ahead of it's release next week; M83's original soundtrack for new Tom Cruise film Oblivion is available to stream in full via Mashable; Vampire Weekend have released two tracks from their forthcoming album Modern Vampires of the City; and Black Sabbath have unveiled the artwork for their new album 13, out in June, along with a snippet of a new track.

Locally, Flying Nun have announced the reissue of the debut releases from The Bats and Snapper on vinyl for Record Store Day; new Christchurch label Melted Ice Cream released an excellent compilation album for free download; and we caught up with Finn Andrews from The Veils about his new album Time Stays, We Go and posted the second single.

Caught live this week we have an awesome performance by Deerhunter on US talk show Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The band debuted the first single and title track from their new album Monomania with frontman Bradford Cox taking on a rock start persona likened to, maybe mocking even, Faris Badwan of The Horrors...

The Flaming Lips also employed some curios theatrics on their talk show spot this week - here they are performing 'The Sun Is Rising' from their forthcoming new album The Terror on Letterman...

There are HEAPS of great gigs on this weekend - check out some of our picks below and head over to our nationwide Gig Guide for more...


Friday 5th April

AUCKLAND: Popstrangers, Pikachunes and Trust Punks, Whammy Bar
AUCKLAND: Ao Olm, Golden Axe, Leno Lovecraft, Suren Unka, Mercury Lane
AUCKLAND: Northlane Singularity Tour, Zeal West (all ages)
HAWKE'S BAY: Kitty Daisy and Lewis, Black Barn
WELLINGTON: Wilco and Mavis Staple, Town Hall
WELLINGTON: Michael Kiwanuka, Old St Paul's
WELLINGTON: Carb on Carb and Sets, Mighty Mighty
WELLINGTON: So So Modern, Minderbinder + More, Puppies
CHRISTCHURCH: God Bows To Math, Coate + more, Darkroom

Saturday 6th April

AUCKLAND: Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, Kings Arms Tavern
AUCKLAND: Wilco and Mavis Staples, Auckland Town Hall
AUCKLAND: Sex Pest, X-ray Fiends And Down The Hatch, Whammy Bar
AUCKLAND:  The Raw Nerves, Grrlfriendz and Civil Union (all ages), Method and Manners Studio
AUCKLAND: Hot Grease and Trash Can Duo, Hardluck Cafe
AUCKLAND: Shitripper + more, UFO
WELLINGTON:Szo Szo Mzodzern, Alphabethead, Leno Lovecraft + more, Puppies
CHRISTCHURCH: Northlane Singularity Tour, Zebedees (all ages)
DUNEDIN: God Bows To Math, Opposite Sex + More, Chicks Hotel

Sunday 7th April

WELLINGTON: Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls, Bodega

Coming up next week...

Paul Simon - Auckland (Mon 8th)
Robert Plant - Wellington (Tue 9th) and Auckland (Thur 11th)
Pharoahe Monch - Auckland (Thur 11th)
Rotten Sound - Auckland (Thur 11th) and Wellington (Fri 12th)


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