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December 17, 2014
12:33 pm

Just Announced: Weyes Blood US Tour


Hot on the heels of her critically-acclaimed album, The Innocents, Weyes Blood will be touring both eastern and western shores of the United States this coming January. View the dates below and tune in to Natalie’s Spotify playlist to listen to the aural inspiration behind her album.

January 10 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
January 11 – Baltimore, MD – The Crown
January 13 – Durham, NC – The Pinhook
January 14 – Asheville, NC – Tiger Mountain
January 15 – Columbus, OH – Bourbon Street
January 16 – Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle
January 17 – Detroit, MI – UFO Factory
January 19 – Toronto, ON – The Smiling Buddha
January 20 – Montreal, QC – Le Divan Orange
January 21  - Quebec City, QC - L’Agitée
January 22 – Boston, MA – TT The Bears
January 23 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right (w/ Exceptor, Regal Degal)
January 26 – San Diego, CA – The Hideout (w/ Mary Lattimore)
January 27 – San Francisco, CA – Hemlock (w/ Mary Lattimore, Meg Baird)
January 31 – Seattle, WA – Hollow Earth Radio (w/ Mary Lattimore)
February 1 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios (w/ Eternal Tapestry)
February 2 – Oakland, CA – Leo’s (w/ Mary Lattimore, A Magic Whistle)
February 4 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place (w/ Mary Lattimore)
February 7 – Los Angeles, CA – Jewel’s (w/ Mary Lattimore)

December 16, 2014
6:23 pm

Stream Our Year-End Playlists Now

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We put together audio and visual playlists looking back at some of Mexican Summer’s highlights for 2014. Follow us on Spotify and YouTube for exclusive artist playlists, staff picks, and more!

December 11, 2014
5:59 pm

2014 Year-End Accolades

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Weyes Blood’s single “Hang On” from her critically acclaimed album The Innocents  made The FADER’s Best Tracks of 2014.



The Vinyl Factory ranked Linda Perhacs’ psych-folk opus Parallelograms fourth in their Top 30 Vinyl Reissues of 2014.



Pitchfork chose Rob Carmichael / SEEN Studio‘s artwork for Peter Matthew Bauer’s album Liberation! for their list of Best Album Covers of 2014.


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Quilt’s album Held In Splendor was one of Bob Boilen’s (of NPR All Songs ConsideredBest Albums of 2014.



Ebru Yildiz‘s photograph of Connan Mockasin at FYF Fest was featured in Pitchfork’s Year in Photos.


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Inverted Audio ranked Tallesen‘s “Strike Silver, Love Green“#3 in their Top Tracks of November.



DARPA” by Napolian and “Strike Silver, Love Green” by Tallesen came in at #100 and #92, respectively, in Gorilla Vs Bear’s Top Songs of 2014.



Aquarium Drunkard named Quilt’s Held In Splendor, Robert Lester Folsom’s Music And Dreams and Ode To A Rainy Day, Viet Cong’s “Cassette”, and Ashrae Fax’s Never Really Been Into It to their 2014 Year In Review.


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Impose names Software Recording Co. one of the best labels of 2014.


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The L Magazine dubs Viet Cong’s “Cassette” as one of the 20 best albums of 2014.


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Loud and Quiet highlights Suicideyear’s Remembrance at #8, Quilt’s Held In Splendor at #18, and Weyes Blood’s The Innocents at #27 on their albums of the year list.


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GABI‘s “Koo Koo” cracks Pitchfork’s Contributors’ Top 10s via Philip Sherburne.


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La Hell Gang’s album Thru Me Again ranks #42 of Resident’s Records of the Year and #85 of Picadilly’s Records of the Year.


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Napolian’s debut album Incursio comes in at #50 in Norman Records’ Top 50 of 2014.



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Both Peter Matthew Bauer’s Liberation!  and Thug Entrancer’s Death After Life album covers were included in Redefine’s Album Covers of the Year round-up.
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Grouper includes a sneak preview of Jefre Cantu-Ledesma’s 2015 album, A Year With 13 Moons, in her Boomkat chart for 2014.
Thug Entrancer’s Milton-Melvin-Croissant III-directed video for “Death After Life I” is Live Eye TV’s #1 Music Video of 2014.
The 405 anoints Thug Entrancer’s Death After Life #16 of The 30 Best Albums of 2014.

December 11, 2014
4:43 pm

Weyes Blood European Winter Tour


Weyes Blood embarks on her first-ever European tour early in the new year. Click on the dates below for tickets.

February 17 Hamburg, DE – Astra-Stube

February 18 Berlin, DE – Kantine Am Berghain

February 19 Heidelberg, DE – Karlstorbahnhof

February 21 London, UK – Old Blue Last

February 22 Glasgow, UK – Glad Cafe

February 25 Amsterdam, NL – OT301

February 26 Paris, FR – Espace B

February 27 Lisbon, PT – Z D B 

February 28 Braga, PT – GNRation

December 9, 2014
4:29 pm

Peter Matthew Bauer On NPR World Cafe

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Listen to Peter Matthew Bauer perform songs from Liberation! on NPR’s World Cafe.  Buy the album here.

December 8, 2014
6:23 pm

Shop Mexican Summer & Anthology at Freda Pop-Up Shop

Freda Pop Up Shop

Marfa, Texas mainstay Freda is hosting a Holiday Pop-Up Shop in NYC this weekend. Shop a fine selection of Mexican Summer and Anthology goods alongside other artwork and goods from West Texas artists and designers.

December 11-13, 2014
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Collective Showroom
495 Broadway
3rd Floor
NYC 10012