DIIV – “Skin Game”

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After more than three years, DIIV have finally returned. We haven’t heard new original music from the Brooklyn indie rock band since their 2016 sophomore full-length, Is The Is Are. The interim has been dotted with some occasional interviews and a lot of … More »

Captured Tracks to continue celebrating 10-year anniversary with (not-so-much-anymore) mystery releases, label sampler, and CT-X showcase tour

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In case you were unaware, Captured Tracks — the Brooklyn imprint that gave the world Mac DeMarco, Wild Nothing, Beach Fossils, DIIV, and even a couple of bands that never played a show on Kent Avenue — is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

In fact, the revelry has been going on for quite a while at this point, and it’s now time to reveal the label’s final surprises: the two “mystery releases” that Captured Tracks alluded to earlier this year are: a DIIV 7-inch (with covers of “Cow” by Sparklehorse and Sandy Alex G’s “Icehead”) and a repress of Minks’ By the Hedge, back by popular demand! Both will drop on Black Friday, November 23.

The label is also readying an action-packed, two-part sampler compilation, out on a regular Friday, October 26. Volume 1 will include some of the better-known hits from Captured Tracks’ catalog, as well as a bunch of never-before-released songs from Mac DeMarco, Soft Moon, and others. Volume 2 will focus on the artists from the roster who might’ve not gotten their proper due yet, as well as some of the label’s freshest signees.

Speaking of noobs: Lina Tullgren, Wax Chattels, and Drahla, all of whom joined the CT family within the last two years or so, will get together for a celebratory CT-X tour: “a showcase for some of the artists who are collectively poised to define Captured Tracks in the years to come.” Sounds like something you’d definitely not want to miss if you’re a fan of the bands’ 2021, 2023, and 2037 LPs. The three will be on road between October 18 and November 9, playing in a different order every night.

Click here to learn more about CT-X from Captured Tracks’ founder himself, Mike Sniper; below, you can see the tracklisting of the sampler and the tour’s complete itinerary. But first, some obligatory CT-related media, courtesy of YouTube:

Captured Tracks 10-year Anniversary Sampler tracklisting:

Volume 1

01. Minks – Kusmi
02. Craft Spells – Ramona
03. COSMETICS – Sleepwalking
04. DIIV – Big Joke
05. Widowspeak – In the Pines
06. Mac DeMarco – Still Beating (Live)
07. Juan Wauters – Woke Up Feeling Like Sleeping
08. Chris Cohen – Caller No. 99
09. Beach Fossils – Distance
10. Wild Nothing – Paradise (Feat. Michelle Williams Spoken Word)
11. Blouse – They Always Fly Away
12. The Soft Moon – Origin – Exclusive Track
13. The Jameses – Caribou
14. Shitfather – Only a Shadow (Live Cleaners from Venus Cover)

Volume 2

01. Molly Burch – Try
02. Nic Hessler – Please Don’t Break Me
03. EZTV – Trampoline
04. Reptaliens – 29 Palms
05. Dinner – Un-American Woman
06. Holograms – ABC City
07. Perfect Pussy – Driver
08. Naomi Punk – Burned Body
09. B Boys – Energy
10. Wetdog – Lower Leg
11. MOURN – Otitis
12. Lina Tullgren – Asktell
13. Shitfather – Tin Birds (Live Blank Dogs Cover)

CT-X Tour Dates

10.18.18 – New York, NY -Elsewhere Zone 1
10.19.18 – Washington DC – Songbyrd
10.20.18 – Durham, NC – Pinhook
10.21.18 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
10.22.18 – Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone
10.23.18 – Dallas, TX – Transit Bicycle Co.
10.24.18 – Austin, TX – Hotel Vegas
10.26.18 – Phoenix, AZ – The Trunk Space
10.27.18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
10.28.18 – Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club
10.30.18 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
10.31.18 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
11.01.18 – Boise, ID – The Olympic
11.03.18 – Denver, CO – Hi Dive
11.05.18 – Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle
11.06.18 – Detroit, MI – Deluxx Fluxx
11.07.18 – Toronto, ON – The Monarch
11.08.18 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz
11.09.18 – Boston, MA – Hassle Fest

Mac DeMarco – “She’s My Sweet” & “Fuck The Toronto Raptors”

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Mac-DeMarcoLast night was the Met Gala, the annual event where all of celebritykind shows up and competes to see who can wear the most ridiculous clothes. Grimes came wearing a strange, enormous, and offputting accessory on her arm; apparently, it’s called Elon Musk. Nicki Minaj, dragging what appeared to be a lake of fire … More »

Launder – “Keep You Close” (Feat. Soko) Video

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Somewhere at the intersection of ’90s lo-fi and shoegaze lies Launder’s new track “Keep You Close,” a fuzzy, retro-futuristic daydream that will probably make you think about unrequited love and other sad things outside of your control. But it’s the kind of bummer-in-a-good-way song that you’ll want to indulge in while you drive and stare … More »

Watch DIIV Cover My Bloody Valentine & (Sandy) Alex G In Tidal Doc

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DIIV are the subject of a new Tidal documentary called “Deep DIIV.” The short film tracks the band’s rehearsals for an acoustic show at Brooklyn’s Murmrr Theatre last year. Per Pitchfork, the footage includes unplugged covers of My Bloody Valentine’s “When You Sleep” and a song by (Sandy) Alex G. You may recall … More »

74 Artists On Their Favorite Tom Petty Song

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I once got busted trying to steal a magazine from my hometown library. The 8/8/91 issue of Rolling Stone apparently had one of those sensors on the last page and it beeped from my backpack on the way out. I was gonna bring it back. I just wanted to take it home to read the … More »

DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith Talks Addiction, Sobriety, & His Breakup With Sky Ferreira

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A silver van with California plates has just pulled up outside Brooklyn’s Murmrr Theatre, off Prospect Park’s Grand Army Plaza, and behind the wheel is a familiar face. And yet, different. It’s not just that DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith now sports two-tone locks, his familiar bleached blond hair newly offset by long dark roots. He … More »