- Friday,July 15,2016nothing
The Arcs launch a summer tour at the Orange Peel in Asheville, North Carolina, tonight. The tour, with special guests Mariachi Flor de Toloache, makes stops throughout the eastern United States, Midwest, and Canada, including festival sets (Forecastle, Newport, Wayhome, Osheaga, Lollapalooza, and more) and shows at The National in Richmond, CMAC in upstate New York, St. Andrew's Hall in Detroit, among others, as well as an official Lollapalooza aftershow at Park West in Chicago.
- Monday,April 11,2016nothing
The Arcs kick off their North American spring tour at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver tonight. The "West Coast Caravan" leg of the tour also includes stops in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, LA, and more, plus two appearances at the Coachella festival. The band then heads eastward for shows in Denver, St. Louis, Austin, New Orleans, and more, making a final stop at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis on May 1. The band will perform at several North American festivals in July, including the just-announced Newport Folk Festival.
- Tuesday,March 15,2016nothing
The Arcs celebrated the release of Yours, Dreamily, their debut album, with a sold-out show at Bowery Ballroom in NYC in September. You can now watch a video of their performance of the album track "Put a Flower in Your Pocket" from the show, in which they're joined by special guests Mariachi Flor de Toloache, here. The band kicks off a spring tour of North America in April.
- Monday,January 25,2016nothing
The Arcs have announced the next leg of their North American tour, starting in Vancouver on April 11, with shows in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Pomona, Denver, Lawrence, St. Louis, Austin, New Orleans, and two sets at Coachella. The Arcs' NPR Tiny Desk Concert—the show's 500th!—featuring three songs from their debut album, Yours, Dreamily, is now available. The band is "a bundle of talent," says host Boilen. Watch it here.
- Thursday,January 7,2016nothing
The Arcs have written, recorded, and released a new track, "Lake Superior," inspired by the case of Steven Avery examined in the new Netflix documentary Making a Murderer. You can hear it here. "It's like Billy Childish says, 'We live in troubled times,'" writes the band. "Last week, we got a sneak peek at what goes on behind the curtains of our criminal justice system. A few sleepless nights later we gathered in the studio and wrote this song. Written, recorded, mixed and mastered in 2 days." The band has made the track available to download, with proceeds going to the Innocence Project.Journal Topics: Artist News
- Tuesday,January 5,2016nothing
The line-up for the 2016 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has been announced, and among the artists performing are The Arcs, St Germain, and Mbongwana Star. Coachella is held at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California, and will take place over two weekends, April 15–17 and April 22–24, with The Arcs performing each Saturday, April 16 and 23, and St Germain and Mbongwana Star performing each Friday, April 15 and 22. Passes go on sale Wednesday, January 6, at 11 AM PST.
- Tuesday,December 15,2015nothing
NPR Music has announced its Favorite Songs of 2015, including tracks from eight Nonesuch Records releases from The Arcs, Rhiannon Giddens, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Kronos Quartet, Lianne La Havas, Punch Brothers, St Germain, and The Staves, as well as Mbonwana Star's World Circuit release. These are across a broad range of genre lists, including rock, folk/Americana, country, electronic, world, and classical. You can hear them here.
- Friday,December 11,2015nothing
The new six-song recording by The Arcs, entitled The Arcs vs. The Inventors Vol. I, featuring Dr. John and David Hidalgo, which was first released as a limited-edition vinyl 10" as part of Record Store Day's Black Friday event, is now available digitally; a limited quantity of the 10" vinyl is also now available in the Nonesuch Store. The disc is the first in a series of collaborative "Inventors" recordings to be released by The Arcs. The band is currently touring the US with music from Yours, Dreamily, its debut album.
- Tuesday,December 1,2015nothing
Rolling Stone has published its list of the 50 Best Albums of 2015, and among them are two Nonesuch Records releases: The Arcs' debut album, Yours, Dreamily, which the magazine calls "a riveting extension of the Black Keys' progressive-blues aesthetic," and Tomorrow Is My Turn, the solo debut album from Rhiannon Giddens, whom Rolling Stone calls "a rare voice bound for glory."
- Tuesday,December 1,2015nothing
The Arcs kick off their first-ever North American tour with a sold-out show at First Ave in Minneapolis tonight, with special guests Mariachi Flor de Toloache. The three-week tour continues with shows in Chicago, Columbus, Detroit, Akron, New York, Toronto, Boston, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Charlotte, culminating at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on December 20.
- Friday,November 27,2015nothing
Today is the day after Thanksgiving in the US and that means, among other things, Record Store Day Black Friday, offering unique recordings from some of your favorite artists, including The Arcs, who have released The Arcs vs. The Inventors Vol. I, a new limited-edition 10" six-song recording featuring Dr. John and David Hidalgo, and Rhiannon Giddens, who releases Factory Girl, a five-song vinyl 10" EP culled from the same T Bone Burnett–produced sessions that yielded here solo debut album, Tomorrow Is My Turn. To pick up a copy of these vinyl releases while supplies last, head to a record store near you.
- Monday,November 23,2015nothingListen: The Arcs' "Young" Premieres via Record Store Day; From "The Arcs vs. The Inventors Vol. I" Due Black Friday
Record Store Day has premiered The Arcs' new track "Young," which was co-written by David Berman of the Silver Jews. "We've been meeting at night, writing together for a few years," says The Arcs' Dan Auerbach. "This is the first time we've shared any of that. The Arcs have recorded more songs from the collaboration and we hope to release more of it very soon." You can hear the track here. The song appears on the band's limited-edition six-song recording, The Arcs vs. The Inventors Vol. I, featuring Dr. John and David Hidalgo. The 10" vinyl is out this Friday, November 27, for Record Store Day's Black Friday event. A digital version will be available December 11. The Arcs kick off a North American tour December 1.
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