Oscars 2019 Predictions: Who Will Win, Who Should Win

Every year, the Academy surprises us. Whether it’s through a slate of predictable Oscar fluff or a swath of uncompromising snubs, the powers that be never fail to elicit some kind of vitriolic response from its core base of critics, moviegoers, and Hollywood zealots. That shock starts at the nominations and lasts all the way until the morning after the ceremony.

This year is no exception. There’s outrage over the nominations for Bohemian Rhapsody and Green Book, while at the same time, there’s admiration for the dozen to half-dozen that’s been respectively given to The Favourite or BlacKkKlansman. Yet for all its pros and cons, the ceremony itself remains consistent in being a total enigma.

Hollywood analysts can read the tea leaves until they look like the blind guy in Lamberto Bava’s Demons, and still, it doesn’t change the fact that the night will bring a series of triumphs and upsets that will all boil down to bewilderment. Some may find that irritating, some may find that comforting, others may sit there wondering what Roma means.

That’s why, in a sense, it’s a fool’s errand to sit here and try and predict anything. Unlike sports, there aren’t really any objective statistics to base these predictions on, namely because any statistics are all based on prior subjectivity. Yet part of any surprise is building expectations, and that’s where these analyses thrive.

That is, if you can appreciate the surprise of being right or wrong.

Alas, here are Consequence of Sound‘s bolder-than-ever predictions going into the 91st Academy Awards. Whether they’re on-target or off the map, we’ll see on Sunday, February 24th, when it all goes down on ABC.

–Michael Roffman
Editor-in-Chief

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Best Sound Editing

Bohemian Rhapsody
Black Panther
First Man
A Quiet Place
Roma

What should win: A Quiet Place

What will win: First Man

Coming into this year’s nominations, John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place had started making a number of appearances on forecast lists, ranging from Best Original Score to Best Actress for Emily Blunt. Sadly, neither came to fruition for the blockbuster thriller, but it did manage to whisper away a Best Sound Editing nom — and rightfully so. The entire film is predicated on the lack of noise, which makes any sounds that much more integral, and the film’s rich palette is impressive. However, Damien Chazelle’s First Man is a technical marvel, and given the lack of nominations in any other field, it would appear the voters tend to think so, too. This win for Apollo is a kosher one, but we’d love an upset by Jim Halpert. –Michael Roffman

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Best Sound Mixing

Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man
Roma
A Star Is Born

What should win: A Star Is Born

What will win: First Man

As you can see, we’re picking First Man and its appropriately deafening theatrics in both sound categories. Damien Chazelle’s film lends the first moon landing a bracing sense of immediacy and impact, which owes a direct debt to the sonically overwhelming nature of the film’s sound design and mixing. However, one of the most impressive experiences we had in a theater all year was watching (and thus, hearing) A Star is Born in a crisp, clear Dolby theater. Not all live performances are created alike, and if you’re wondering why some of those concert scenes hit you the way they did, this is why. –Dominick Suzanne-Mayer

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Best Visual Effects

Avengers: Infinity War
Christopher Robin
First Man
Ready Player One
Solo: A Star Wars Story

What should win: Ready Player One

What will win: Avengers: Infinity War

With Ready Player One, Steven Spielberg delivered a computer animated movie given the amount of time that’s spent in the Oasis. But really, all you need to do is watch that homage to Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining in which the entire Overlook Hotel is brought back to life through video manipulation. It’s a jaw-dropping moment of visual effects wizardry, echoing back to the days of Terminator 2 and Spielberg’s own Jurassic Park. Having said that, Marvel has yet to win in this field, and isn’t Infinity War, what with its smorgasbord of heroes and villains, a perfect time for comeuppance? —Michael Roffman

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Best Film Editing

Bohemian Rhapsody, John Ottman
Vice, Hank Corwin
The Favourite, Yorgos Mavropsaridis
BlacKkKlansman, Barry Alexander Brown
Green Book, Patrick J. Don Vito

What should win: BlacKkKlansman

What will win:  Vice

With BlacKkKlansman, Spike Lee’s go-to editor Barry Alexander Brown had the unenviable task of shifting the story from a punchy ’70s setting to the real-world violence of today, specifically the Charlottesville riots that happened as recent as 2017. That’s not just difficult, but nearly impossible, and while many critics have been on the fence with the film’s polarizing coda, very few will argue it wasn’t an effective button that chills the bones. Those feelings *hopefully* won’t get lost on the voters, though we’re betting they’ll be charmed (and swayed) by the cutesy pastiches of Adam McKay’s Vice. To be fair, that faux credits sequence midway through the film is one of the comedy’s greatest gags and it’s all Hank Corwin.  —Michael Roffman

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Best Makeup and Hairstyling

vice christian bale movie amy adams

Vice (Annapurna)

Border
Mary Queen of Scots
Vice

What should win: Vice

What will win: Vice

Impressive work across the board here, particularly in the case of Border, which uses its makeup in service of something more minimal, and more dramatically lasting. But while it would be easy to predict a costume drama full of lavish looks and getups as the winner in this category (the kind of thing it tends to favor each year), we’re thinking that this year’s statue will go to the impressive work done on turning Christian Bale into Dick Cheney in Vice. The actor’s insane weight training isn’t everything, after all. —Dominick Suzanne-Mayer

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Best Costume Design

The Favourite, Fox Searchlight, Emma Stone

The Favourite (Fox Searchlight)

Black Panther, Ruth E. Carter
The Favourite, Sandy Powell
Mary Poppins Returns, Sandy Powell
Mary Queen of Scots, Alexandra Byrne
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Mary Zophres

What should win: The Favourite

What will win: The Favourite

This is one of the year’s toughest categories to call. After all, you can make arguments for the merits of just about any film in this category, from Sandy Powell‘s excellent 2D animation-stitched work on Poppins or Ruth E. Carter‘s unforgettable array of traditional and modernized African looks in Black Panther. However, the best costume design helps contribute to the film’s story in a more meaningful away, and we’re thinking that The Favourite and its litany of layered dresses concealing all kinds of secrets will win on that basis alone. —Dominick Suzanne-Mayer

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Best Production Design

Black Panther , Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart
The Favourite , Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton
First Man , Nathan Crowley and Kathy Lucas
Mary Poppins Returns , John Myhre and Gordon Sim
Roma , Eugenio Caballero and Barbara Enriquez

What should win: Roma

What will win: Roma

More tough calls to make for the 91st Oscars. Each of these films has its own clear, cogent argument to make for why it deserves a Production Design award, from dazzling revivals of old-fashioned film styles to daring new visions of what a modern superhero movie can look like. But once again, we think the technical accomplishments of Roma will be too much for the Academy to deny. And if you think about it, what film last year draws more attention to its lavish visual direction? Whether it’s rebuilding a Mexico City street doorway-by-doorway, or filling a torched field with perfectly placed debris, or gazing over a missing set of bookshelves in a house’s foyer, some of the film’s best stuff emerges from some of its finest details. –Dominick Suzanne-Mayer

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Best Cinematography

Roma (Netflix)

Roma (Netflix)

The Favourite, Robbie Ryan
Roma, Alfonso Cuaron
Cold War, Lukasz Zal
A Star Is Born, Matty Libatique
Never Look Away, Caleb Deschanel

What should win: Cold War

What will win: Roma

There are a few Oscars categories this year in which it’ll be hard to bet against Roma, and here we are again. The look of the film’s lustrous, high-definition black-and-white photography is made all the more remarkable when you consider its director stepping behind the camera as well, flawlessly executing some of the year’s most complex shots with what seems like no effort at all. However, there’s an embarrassment of riches to be found throughout this year’s entire crop of photographers, our particular favorite being Lukasz Zal‘s equally rich black-and-white work on Cold War. Great year for great-looking movies. –Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
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Best Original Song

“Shallow” ,A Star Is Born, written by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt
Performed by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

“All the Stars” ,Black Panther, written by Kendrick Lamar, Al Shux, Sounwave, SZA and Anthony Tiffith
Performed by Kendrick Lamar and SZA

“The Place Where Lost Things Go”, Mary Poppins Returns, written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
Performed by Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda

“I’ll Fight” ,RBG, written by Diane Warren
Performed by Jennifer Hudson

“When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings”, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, written by Gilian Welch and David Rawlings
Performed by Tim Blake Nelson

What should win: “Shallow”, A Star Is Born

What will win: “Shallow”, A Star Is Born

Here’s one way to clear the air on this category. While “All the Stars” was the best song of 2018, it had a nominal effect on Black Panther, relegated to the credits as if to say, “Grab this track now on iTunes.” But “Shallow”? It’s the whole goddamn movie, and you feel that every time you stream it. So many moments and so many emotions are packed into that single song, and they all have breadcrumbs leading back to Bradley Cooper’s debut feature. –Michael Roffman

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Best Original Score

BlacKkKlansman, Terence Blanchard
Black Panther, Ludwig Goransson
If Beale Street Could Talk, Nicholas Britell
Mary Poppins Returns, Marc Shaiman
Isle of Dogs, Alexandre Desplat

What should win: If Beale Street Could Talk

What will win: Black Panther

Given the Academy’s notoriously touchy Original Score policies, it’s hard enough for a great score to even get nominated. (Our hearts and fuzz pedals turn to Mandy in this trying time.) Even now, in a crop of good-to-great nominees, we can sit and quibble all day about the Radiohead members and other composers who got short shrift this past year. But the category is the category, and on that basis, we’re excited to see whether If Beale Street Could Talk can make some noise in at least a few categories. Nicholas Britell‘s remarkable score acts as a thematic hinge on which Barry Jenkins’ beautiful film swings, and we’d love to see it grab some honors here. However, our money is with Black Panther. After all, is there a more instantly recognizable piece of composition from 2018 in general than “Wakanda”? It was so good, they even re-used it in Infinity War. –Dominick Suzanne-Mayer

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Best Animated Short Film

Animal Behavior
Bao
Late Afternoon
One Small Step
Weekends

What should win: Baos

What will win: Bao

While it’d be more than a bit of a misnomer to simply dismiss this category as “the Pixar award”, it’s tough to deny that the animation house has a pretty strong grip on the past 20 years or so of the Animated Short program. We’re expecting that they’ll continue their reign this year with Bao, originally attached to Incredibles 2. The deeply affecting story of the bond between an empty-nesting woman and a dumpling that becomes a surrogate child to her. In just a few minutes, Pixar does what it does best: takes a wrenching, difficult adult concept (letting go of your kids as they age as a part of good parenting) and makes it digest … well, easy to understand for anyone at any age. –Dominick Suzanne-Mayer
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Best Documentary (Short Subject)

Black Sheep
End Game
Lifeboat
A Night at the Garden
Period. End Of Sentence

What should win: A Night at the Garden

What will win: Lifeboat

The Documentary Short category tends to thrive on topicality, and this year is no different. From stories of long-buried American history to a look at the ways in which periods have been used to culturally discriminate against and disadvantage women, the category is taking a wide berth in the issues it addresses in 2019. Our pick goes to Lifeboat, an affecting look at the constant danger taken on by refugees attempting to escape war-torn countries in hopes of a better future. There are few subjects more engrained in the aware person’s consciousness these days, and we think the Oscars will take the opportunity to provide yet another platform for discussion. –Dominick Suzanne-Mayer

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Pip Blom announce debut album, Boat, share “Daddy Issues”: Stream

Based out of Amsterdam, rising indie rocker Pip Blom has a big year ahead of her. After signing on with Heavenly Recordings (The King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Mark Lanegan), the 22-year-old is prepping to release her full-length debut, Boat, this summer. Blom, who’s opened for the likes of Garbage and The Breeders, is also set to support that LP with her first-ever US show at South By Southwest in March.

Boat, which officially arrives May 31st, was recorded at Big Jelly Studios in Margate, UK by Dave McCracken, who’s worked on releases from Depeche Mode and Florence and the Machine. The effort’s 10 tracks were then mixed by Dillip Harris in — of all places — a shipping container that sits along the banks of the Thames in East London.

Blom and her band are offering an early teaser of the new album via “Daddy Issues”, a lead single whose bouncy, upbeat tone is often sliced by keen, perfectly timed guitars. Take a listen below.

Along with SXSW 2019, Blom, who first launched her career through a songwriting competition, is also set to perform at NOS Alive Festival in Portugal and Mad Cool Festival in Spain.

Check out the album artwork and tracklist.

Boat Artwork:

pip blom debut album boat 2019

Boat Tracklist:
01. Daddy Issues
02. Don’t Make It Difficult
03. Say It
04. Tired
05. Bedhead
06. Tinfoil
07. Ruby
08. Set Of Stairs
09. Sorry
10. Aha

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Surviving Static-X lineup to co-headline 2019 North American tour with DevilDriver

Following last year’s announcement of a new album featuring the vocals of their late frontman Wayne Static, as well as guest singers, the surviving members of L.A. industrial metal group Static-X have revealed that they will be embarking on a North American tour this summer with co-headliners DevilDriver, and have shared a video for a newly recorded version of “Push It” featuring as as-yet-unnamed guest vocalist.

Billed as a memorial tribute to Wayne Static, this tour was set up both to promote their forthcoming album, Project Generation, and to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut album, Wisconsin Death Trip.

“Our intention is to pay ultimate respect to Wayne and to celebrate the music that has been in all of our hearts for more than 20 years,” bassist Tony Campos said in a statement accompanying the news. “It’s all about channeling the vibe from 1999 to the best of our ability and playing those classic Static-X songs live and loud.”

In addition to Static-X and DevilDriver, the tour will feature support from Dope, the heavy rockers who will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album Felons and Revolutionaries. The trek kicks off on June 18th in Tempe, Arizona.

“For those who don’t know, I am the one who first discovered STATIC-X back in the day in a small club in front of about 40 people,” DevilDriver frontman Dez Fafara said. “Co-headlining this first memorial tour is not only a way to pay homage to Wayne, but something I’m very excited to do. Static-X will be closing the show each night out of respect for Wayne. I’ll be there nightly, side stage, watching the unit do their thing with a big smile. I hope that Wayne will be there in spirit, watching as his brothers pay respect by bringing this music back to the fans that made the band so massive! I know he would have loved this!”

The only question that remains is who Static-X has found to take over vocals for Wayne Static on this upcoming tour. The promo clip that the band released today obscures the person singing this new version of “Push It,” a tune originally found on Wisconsin Death Trip. The band insists that they will reveal this mystery guest in due time but for the moment, says drummer Ken Jay, “It would be inappropriate for us to put the focus on anyone other than Wayne, Tony, Koichi and myself. It feels like the best way for us to celebrate Wayne’s legacy, along with the 20th anniversary of Wisconsin Death Trip, with all of our fans.”

Wayne Static died at age 41 in 2014 from a lethal mix of prescription drugs and alcohol.

Tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday, with a pre-sale beginning tomorrow. Both Static-X (click here) and DevilDriver (click here) are offering meet and greets for various stops on this trek, as well. Meanwhile, details on the new Static-X album are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

Static-X and DevilDriver Co-Headlining Tour Dates with Dope:
06/18 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
06/19 – Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
06/21 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
06/22 – Houston, TX @ The Warehouse
06/23 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theater
06/25 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
06/26 – Greenville, SC @ The Firmament
06/28 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
06/29 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
06/30 – Scranton, PA @ Levels
07/02 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
07/03 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
07/04 – Ottawa, ON @ Brass Monkey
07/05 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s
07/06 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
07/07 – Reading, PA @ Reverb
07/09 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Jergel’s
07/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
07/11 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Citadel
07/12 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Piere’s
07/13 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
07/14 – Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall
07/16 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection
07/18 – Cadott, WI @ Cadott Rockfest
07/19 – Sioux City, IA @ Anthem @ Hard Rock Casino
07/20 – Joliet, IL @ The Forge
07/21 – Belvidere, IL @ Apollo Theater
07/23 – Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
07/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Catch One
07/27 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues

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Nick Cave offers update on the Bad Seeds’ “amazing” new album

New music from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds is on the horizon.

The legendary singer-songwriter brought his “‘So What Do You Want to Know?’ Conversations with Nick Cave Tour” to his native Australia this month. The events include Q&A sessions where fans get to speak to the artist directly, and at a recent show in Melbourne, he offered an answer to the perpetually burning question of new music (via NME).

Addressing the crowd, Cave said, “We’ve really nearly finished a new record, I would say. And it’s an amazing thing in my opinion.”

Last year, Cave’s wife and model Susie Bick revealed that her husband was holed up in Los Angeles working on an album. At the time she wrote that Cave’s newest compositions “reveal themselves at night in his fever dreams. They are his Fever Songs.”

Continuing to speak about the forthcoming release, which will be the Bad Seeds’ seventeenth studio album to date date, Cave told to the audience, “I’m very, very excited about it.” The feeling is mutual.

Cave’s last release was the live EP Distant Sky — Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Live in Copenhagen. His last full-length studio LP came in 2016 with Skeleton Tree.

He’s also set to score alongside Warren Ellis HBO’s forthcoming docuseries The Case Against Adnan Syed, which follows the trial story that Sarah Koenig made a cultural phenomenon with the inaugural season of the podcast Serial.

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Dido shares exquisite new breakup song “Give You Up”: Stream

Dido is set for a comeback with her first album in five years, Still on My Mind, dropping March 8th via BMG. After sharing the electronically ambiance of “Hurricanes”, the English songwriter has now delivered another taste of the record with “Give You Up”.

A simply exquisite piano ballad, the track vibrates on little more than simple keyed notes and resonating vocals echoing over one another. Muted heartbeat thrums punctuate the composition as Dido resiliently sings of being finally ready to move on: “I found a way to let you go/ So you don’t have to stay now/ A broken mind, but I came close/ But you can’t rip my heart out/ I’m giving up, I’m giving up/ I’ll give you up/ I found a way to let you go/ It’s gonna rip your heart out.”

The empowering song was written by Dee Adams of Aussie duo The Opposite Kids. Speaking of the track in a press release, Dido called it “just so perfect. It’s a good break up song, where you’ve been hurt but feel strong. It’s that point in a relationship where you are pulling yourself out of the gutter and deciding that it’s their loss. Which I can totally relate to.”

Take a listen below.

Dido will support Still on My Mind with an international summer tour. It’s her first trek in 15 years, so it should come as no surprise that it’s one of our most anticipated tours of the year.

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Bring Me the Horizon explore dance-pop on new song “Mother Tongue”

Bring Me the Horizon continue to abandon their deathcore beginnings as they release new music from their latest album, amo, which arrives this Friday (January 25th). The UK band goes full dance-pop on their newest song, “Mother Tongue” (listen below).

The track follows previously released songs “Mantra”, “Wonderful Life”, and “Medicine”. The music is a far cry from the band’s 2006 deathcore debut, Count Your Blessings, and even much different from the metalcore sound of their following three discs, ending with 2013’s Sempiternal. 

The band started exploring a pop-leaning rock sound on 2015’s That’s the Spirit, with amo seemingly marking a full transition. “Mother Tongue” is a mid-tempo track with electronic vibe and a dance-y chorus.

Bring Me the Horizon kick off a North American tour tomorrow night (January 23rd) in Nashville, Tennessee. The trek runs through a February 16th gig in Las Vegas, Nevada. Check out a full list of dates here.

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Rosalía shares epic visual for “DE AQUÍ NO SALES”: Watch

Rosalía is a Catalan songwriter who embeds traditional flamenco music with elements of contemporary R&B and hip-hop. Last year she released El Mal Querer, a powerful full-length inspired by the 14th century novel Flamenca, which jettisoned her stardom to the point where she’s now headlining Spanish festivals like Primavera Sound and Bilbao BBK Live, as well as playing this year’s Coachella.

Following an epic run of videos from El Mal Querer shared in 2018, Rosalía has revealed today another for the song “DE AQUÍ NO SALES (Cap.4: Disputa)” – the fifth of the album’s 11 tracks to receive a visual treatment. Directors Diana Kunst and Mau Morgó work in a great deal of compelling imagery showcasing the singer’s signature swagger, from her decked out on the back of a speeding pick-up truck encompassed by her posse to her chin-deep in a pool of ink-like water beside a stray engine. In every scene, Rosalía comes across singularly unfuckwitable.

Check it out below, as well as a few of Rosalía’s other videos from El Mal Querer.

Rosalía was also recently featured on the highlight “Barefoot in the Park” off James Blake’s just released album Assume Form.

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The Mountain Goats announce 2019 North American tour

The Mountain Goats closed out 2018 with a surprise EP titled Hex of Infinite Binding. Fans will be delighted to hear that the John Darnielle-led folk outfit will be delivering even more new music in the new year, according to a press statement. In anticipation of this incoming material, The Mountain Goats have mapped out a North American tour.

“Good people of the Mountain Goatsmassive, we are pleased to report that we have sojourned for a season in the cave upon the hillside where the ancient crystals tremble; and have returned from thence with much news, of which you will all be soon made aware,” Darnielle remarked in a statement. “The first bit of this news is that we are going to tour like wild hounds.”

(Read: The 50 Most Outrageous Album Covers)

The new trek officially begins April 26th at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC and runs until September 18th. Darnielle & co. are expected to play back-to-back nights in Pittsburgh, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco. They’ll also hit cities like Brooklyn, Toronto, Boston, Memphis, Salt Lake City, and Los Angeles.

Consult the full tour schedule below, and grab tickets here.

The Mountain Goats 2019 Tour Dates:
04/26 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
04/27 – Milton, DE @ Dogfish Head
04/28 – Boston, MA @ The Wilbur Theater
04/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
05/01 – Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall
05/03 – Montreal, QC @ L’Astral
05/04 – Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre
05/05 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
05/07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
05/08 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
05/09 – Cincinnati, OH @ Woodward Theater
05/10 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery
05/11 – Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
05/13 – Bloomington, IN @ Buskirk Chumley
05/14 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
05/15 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
05/16 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
05/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
08/28 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
08/29 – Jackson, WY @ Pink Garter
08/30 – Billings, MT @ Pub Station
08/31 – Missoula, MT @ Top Hat Lounge
09/01 – Spokane, WA @ The Bing Crosby Theater
09/04 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
09/05 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
09/06 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial Vancouver
09/07 – Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
09/09 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
09/10 – Portland, OR @ Alladin
09/12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
09/13 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
09/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco Theater
09/16 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
09/17 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
09/18 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl

The Mountain Goats’ last full-length album, Goths, came in May 2017. Revisit one of its singles, “Rain in Soho”:

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Ty Segall announces new live album, Deforming Lobes, shares “Love Fuzz”: Stream

Ty Segall dished out four albums in 2018, including covers LP Fudge Sandwich and one of the year’s best in Freedom’s Goblin. The prolific garage rocker, naturally, is planning another productive 12 months, today announcing a new live album.

Deforming Lobes is set to hit stores on March 29th through Drag City. It was recorded live on stage last year at Los Angeles’ Teragram Ballroom onto two-inch tape. The material was then mixed at Electrical Audio by Steve Albini, the renowned studio wizard known for his work with the Pixies, Nirvana, and Jawbreaker.

(Read: The Top 50 Albums of 2018)

The eight-track collection includes selections from Segall records past, such as Emotional Mugger, Twins, and Manipulator. It also notably features Ty Segall’s Freedom Band — Mikal Cronin, Charles Moothart, Emmett Kelly, and Ben Boye — and marks the “first original statement” from the group, per a statement.

As a first look at Deforming Lobes, Segall has let loose a new live version of Twins track “Love Fuzz”. Stream that below.

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Pre-order the new album here. Peep the artwork and full tracklist below.

Deforming Lobes Artwork:

ty segall deforming lobes live album artwork

Deforming Lobes Tracklist:
01. Warm Hands
02. Squealer
03. Breakfast Eggs
04. The Crawler
05. Finger
06. They Told Me Too
07. Cherry Red
08. Love Fuzz

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Death Cab for Cutie perform “Northern Lights” on Seth Meyers: Watch

Death Cab for Cutie will spend their summer touring across North America with the accompaniment of opening acts such as Mitski, Car Seat Headrest, and Jenny Lewis. Ahead of that anticipated trek, the group appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Monday to deliver a glowing performance of “Northern Lights”.

The single is taken from Thank You For Today, Death Cab’s ninth LP released back in August 2018. It was recently remixed by Alessandro Cortini of Nine Inch Nails.

Check out the performance below, followed by the remix.

Death Cab are currently on the road in Europe, and will return with North American dates come March. They celebrated the 15th anniversary of their classic Transatlanticism record last fall. Grab tickets here.

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