Don Giovanni News


Screaming Females back on tour in the US and UK this fall
Posted on August 13th, 2018

After several successful deployments of “rock domination” across the US and Europe, NJ’s own Screaming Females are back on the road. Riding high off 2018s critically acclaimed All At Once, the trio have set their sights on a greater trip around the country. “Idaho?” You know it bud. “Ohio?” You bet! “California?” It’s on the list, toots. “Arkansas?” Uh huh, there too. “NY?” Sure.

With the ferocious Minneapolis trio Kitten Forever in tow, Screaming Females make it clear that the mission is never complete. What mission? Total rock annihilation, with songs that steal yr heart and jams that steal yr face. Make no mistake: it’s all there on the stage for you, kind fan. For you to take and be inspired! To be included! To follow your dreams! To fight the good fight, in the names of “sweet freedom” and “rock action.”

“But Don Giovanni, I live across the pond, where all this US talk means nish!” Well frien...sorry, mate, you’re not gonna be left out in the cold. Before the wheels can even hit the ground in Pennsylvania, Screaming Females will be in The U.K.! Eleven stomps through the Queen's backyard —Birmingham! Dorset! Dublin! Oxford! Manchester! and more!

Get your freshest outfit, your most efficient earplugs, your best manners and your insatiable appetite for primal hard rock together for another night of true magic. Only from Screaming Females!

SCREAMING FEMALES ON TOUR

8.25 - Lincoln, NE @ Skate Art Music Anti-Gala
9.01 - Dorset, UK @ End of the Road
9.02 - Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds 2
9.03 - Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny 2
9.04 - Edinburgh, UK @ Mash House
9.05 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
9.06 - Dublin, IE @ The Grand Social
9.07 - Manchester, UK @ Band on the Wall
9.08 - Bristol, UK @ The Exchange
9.09 - Cardiff, UK @ Clwb ifor Bach
9.10 - Oxford, UK @ The Cellar
9.11 - London, UK @ 100 Club
9.28 - Lancaster, PA @ American Bar & Grill*
9.29 - Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups*
9.30 - St Louis, MO @ Off Broadway*
10.01 - Kansas City, MO @ RecordBar*
10.02 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge*
10.03 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court*
10.04 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux*
10.05 - Seattle, WA @ Vera Project*
10.06 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios*
10.07 - Arcata, CA @ Outerspace*
10.09 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop*
10.10 - Albany, CA @ Ivy Room*
10.11 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Crepe Place*
10.12 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater*
10.13 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah*
10.14 - San Pedro, CA @ Recess Ops*
10.15 - Pomona, CA @ Characters*
10.16 - Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space*
10.17 - Las Cruces, NM @ Art Obscura*
10.18 - San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger*
10.19 - Bryan, TX @ Grand Stafford Theater*
10.20 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon*
10.21 - Hot Springs, AR @ Low Key Arts*
10.23 - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn Bar*
10.24 - Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone*
10.25 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar*
10.26 - Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw*

* w/ Kitten Forever


Roadside Graves Announce "God Makes Junk" Digital Box Set
Posted on August 12th, 2018

Out August 31st, God Makes Junk: 2001-2016 is a digital boxed set and rough working history of New Jersey's Roadside Graves. A hodgepodge collection comprised of almost 40 tracks, the set includes unreleased live recordings, radio sessions, remixes, demo and alternate versions, and some random nonsense recordings taped during the first period of the band's existence.

"To be clear, we don’t hold such high opinions of ourselves that we think the whole world wants to hear our outtakes and demos," writes the band. "But... there’s a chance that there might be a few people in those wonderful pockets still thriving in Longview, TX., Moscow, ID, Maquokueta, IA, Reno, NV or Metuchen, NJ who do and maybe some places and people who have yet to listen."

The band will perform a release show on September 1st at the Asbury Park Yacht Club in Asbury Park, NJ.

Pre-Order God Makes Junk 2001-2016


Mal Blum on tour Night Vale in US and Europe this fall
Posted on August 7th, 2018

Mal Blum is back on the road solo this fall, joining Welcome to Night Vale on a glut of US and European dates that will stretch into early 2019. They'll perform an opening set and also join the main program as "The Weather." Find the complete itinerary and venue details below.

In 2015, the Brooklyn-based songwriter released their Don Giovanni Records debut,You Look a Lot Like Me. Produced by Screaming Females' Marissa Paternoster, the album is, in many ways, a mental health record, written when Mal was at a low point and re-worked and polished at a high one.

MAL BLUM ON TOUR

9.20.18 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House
9.21.18 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House
9.22.18 - Northampton, MA @ Academy of Music
9.23.18 - Boston, MA @ Berklee Performance Center
9.26.18 - Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
9.27.18 - Durham, NC @ Carolina Theatre
9.28.18 - Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Hall
9.29.18 - Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage Theater
10.1.18 - Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
10.2.18 - Louisville, KY @ Bomhard Theatre
10.3.18 - St. Louis, MO @ Sheldon Concert Hall
10.4.18 - Iowa City, IA @ Englert Theatre
10.5.18 - Minneapolis, MN @ Pantages Theatre
10.6.18 - Madison, WI @ Capitol Theater
10.8.18 - Chicago, IL @ Athenaeum Theatre
10.9.18 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Michigan Theater
10.10.18 - Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
10.11.18 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Byham Theater
10.12.18 - Newark, NJ @ NJPAC
10.13.18 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre
10.14.18 - Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
1.25.19 - London, UK @ Union Chapel
1.26.19 - London, UK @ Union Chapel
1.27.19 - Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
1.28.19 - Norwich, UK @ Epic Studios
1.29.19 - Bristol, UK @ St. George's
1.30.19 - Dublin, IRL @ Vicar Street
2.1.19 - Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli Vredenburg
2.2.19 - Cologne, DE @ Gloria Theater
2.4.19 - Berlin, DE @ Heimathafen
2.5.19 - Prague, CZ @ Divadlo U Hasicu
2.6.19 - Warsaw, PL @ Palladium

All dates w/ Night Vale


Hprizm "Catching a Body" EP out today!
Posted on August 3rd, 2018


Out today on Don Giovanni Records, Catching a Body features nine instrumental tracks by New York City-based composer, producer, and performer Hprizm (aka High Priest, aka Kyle Austin).

The EP is both a prelude to a forthcoming full length and place of sonic refuge.

"It's a score to a movie in my head," explains Austin. "It was composed as a protection spell and safe space that you can retreat into to recharge during these challenging times." A founding member of Antipop Consortium, Hprizm has spent his career testing the boundaries of hip-hop, collaborating alongside a diverse cast of musicians, including Wadada Leo Smith, Matthew Shipp, and Vijay Iyer.

TRACKLIST

Knitted Crown
I'll Find You
Three Piece
Clearbody
Touba
Asiatic
Protection Spell
Dark Liquor
Come Home


Bad Moves' debut LP "Tell No One" out 9/21 on Don Giovanni Records
Posted on July 25th, 2018

Out September 21st, Tell No One is the debut full-length by Washington, D.C.’s Bad Moves, recorded at Philadelphia's Headroom Studio by Joe Reinhart (Hop Along). Preorder here and watch a music video for the first single "Spirit FM" on Stereogum.

Spirit FM video directed by David Combs, Katie Park, and Ben Epstein for Baby Pony Food Productions.

Sharpening the themes of the band's 2016 self-titled EP, Tell No One is a power pop album whose 12 songs balance brashness and vulnerability, volume and tenderness. Collectively, the songs tell a story about self-discovery in childhood: exploring how intense emotional moments often arrive before we're old enough to understand them, and how those regrets and revelations ripple into adult life.

While the songs are personal, the arrangements are crafted to avoid centering any specific narrator. Instead, Bad Moves speaks in a collective voice, chanting in unison and swapping lead vocals between members. For the band, it's a way to get around the idea of a frontperson — but more than that, it highlights how even the most personal story can touch something universal

On Tell No One, those stories are often rooted in unease: New thoughts, desires and feelings come to light only to be quickly hidden away. The music, however, is far from moody: Bad Moves explores discomfort in the spirit of moving forward, creating a dialogue between past and present selves, all communicated via perfectly tuned power pop.

Bad Moves is Emma Cleveland, David Combs, Katie Park and Daoud Tyler-Ameen. Formed in 2015, the band has since toured the U.S. and U.K. alongside Jeff Rosenstock, Nana Grizol, The Spook School and Martha. The members also appeared as animated characters in a 2018 episode of the Cartoon Network series Craig of the Creek.

BAD MOVES ON TOUR

9.21 - Washington, DC *
9.22 - Brooklyn, NY *
9.23 - Philadelphia, PA *
10.12 - Richmond, VA +
10.13 - Athens, GA +
10.14 - Savannah, GA +
10.15 - Orlando, FL +
10.16 - Miami, FL +
10.17 - Tallahassee, FL +
10.18 - New Orleans, LA +^
10.19 - Birmingham, AL +^
10.20 - Nashville, TN +^
10.21 - Charlottesville, VA +

* w/ The Obsessives
+ w/ Nana Grizol
^ w/ Lee Bains III + The Glory Fires

Mourning [a] BLKstar's "Reckoning" out 5/10
Posted on February 20th, 2019

Hprizm "Magnetic Memory" LP out 11/23
Posted on September 26th, 2018

Hprizm "Catching a Body" EP out today!
Posted on August 3rd, 2018