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The xx Announce North American Tour

Photo by Charles Taylor Bergquist In addition to their summer festival tour in Europe and the UK, the xx will visit North America briefly in support of their yet-untitled sophomore record. After the tour dates, watch a recent video of the group performing a new song at London's Battersea Arts Centre last weekend. Show More Summary

Watch the xx Perform a New Song in London

Photo by Charles Taylor Bergquist On Tuesday night, the xx played an intimate show at Chats Palace in London as part of their warm up dates for festival season. It's their first string of shows since they toured in support of their self-titled 2009 album. Show More Summary

Youth Lagoon Announces Tour With Father John Misty (Former Fleet Foxes Drummer J. Tillman)

Photo by Charles Taylor Bergquist Trevor Powers, better known to many as Youth Lagoon, will team with ex-Fleet Foxes drummer J. Tillman (aka Father John Misty) on the summer leg of his tour. Once Powers finishes the remainder of his trek with Death Cab For Cutie, he and Tillman will route through North America through July. Show More Summary

Ty Segall to Release Two New Albums

Photo by Charles Taylor Bergquist In a recent interview with the Dartmouth College blog Dartbeat,  Ty Segall said he will release two new albums within the next six months, in addition to his upcoming collaboration with White Fence. Thanks to Robert Szypko for the tip.

Youth Lagoon Announces Tour

Photo by Charles Taylor Bergquist Youth Lagoon has announced a North American spring tour in support of his BNM'd album The Year of Hibernation, which was today named one of our top records of 2011. He'll also play shows in Japan and Europe.

Photos: Youth Lagoon

Last night, Rising artist Trevor Powers, aka Youth Lagoon, performed at San Diego's Casbah, and photographer Charles Taylor Bergquist was on the scene. Bergquist and colleague Sezio recently directed an episode of Pitchfork.tv's "Tunnelvision" featuring Youth Lagoon as well. Check out a selection of shots after the jump, then head over to our Facebook page for even more photos.

Ty Segall to Release Double Album of Singles and Unreleased Songs

Photo by Charles Taylor Bergquist San Franciscan scuzz-rocker Ty Segall is known for his rapid-fire release pace, but there's still plenty of material no one's heard. As a result, he's putting out a singles album that includes unreleased material on November 22 via Goner Records. Show More Summary

Photos: Ty Segall

Ty Segall played San Diego's Casbah last night, showing off material from his latest LP, Goodbye Bread. Photos by Charles Taylor Bergquist. Check out a selection of shots after the jump, then head over to our photo book for some full-size snaps. And don't forget to stop by our Facebook page for even more photos.

Video: About Group: "Don't Worry"

Photo by Clive Robinson NME has the video for "Don't Worry", the next single from Start and Complete, the sophomore effort from About Group, which counts Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor, This Heat drummer Charles Hayward, Spiritualized's John Coxon, and veteran jazz man Pat Thomas as members. Show More Summary

Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor Talks New Project

Photo by John Coxon About Group: "Don't Worry" Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor, This Heat drummer Charles Hayward, Spiritualized's John Coxon, and veteran jazz man Pat Thomas make up About Group. After releasing a totally improvised album in...Show More Summary

Video: About Group: "You're No Good"

As we previously reported, About Group, the side project made up of Hot Chip co- frontman Alexis Taylor, Spritualized /Spring Heel Jack member John Coxon, This Heat drummer Charles Hayward, and former Derek Bailey sideman Pat Thomas, are readying their latest LP, Start and Complete, for release on Domino on April 26 in the U.S. Show More Summary

Hot Chip Side Project About Group Ready New LP

Back in 2009, Hot Chip co- frontman Alexis Taylor linked up with Spritualized /Spring Heel Jack member John Coxon, This Heat drummer Charles Hayward, and former Derek Bailey sideman Pat Thomas-- to form a group called About, which released an album of improvised music on the small Treader label. Show More Summary

The xx, the Cure's Robert Smith Charity Auctions

Photo by Charles Taylor Bergquist If you're a band, and you've got a pile of unused merch or equipment moldering away in storage somewhere, why not auction it off for charity? That's what a lot of bands are doing lately.

Photos: The xx

The xx performed at the House of Blues in San Diego this week, and photographer Charles Taylor Bergquist was there. Check out a selection of photos after the jump, then head over to our photo book for a complete set of full-size photos. The xx VIEW MORE FULL-SIZE PHOTOS IN OUR PHOTO BOOK

Photos: Caribou

Caribou rocked the Casbah in San Diego last week. Photograher Charles Taylor Bergquist was there. Check out a selection of photos after the jump, then head over to our photo book for a complete set. Caribou VIEW MORE FULL-SIZE PHOTOS IN OUR PHOTO BOOK

News in Brief: Hot Chip, Holly Miranda, Heavy Trash, Next Big Nashville

-- Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor has temporarily put aside his band's meticulous synthpop for psychedelic improv. Along with Spring Heel Jack's John Coxon and Pat Thomas, Taylor has hooked up with This Heat drummer Charles Hayward to form About. Show More Summary

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