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Bass Drum Of Death – “Shattered Me” Video

Apr 19 2013

Check out the new vid for Bass Drum of Death’s anthemic garage single, “Shattered Me.”

The accompanying video premiered on Stereogum yesterday and follows the adventures of a wild casino visit with some lucky gambling and lottts of dough. Check it below.

Catch Bass Drum of Death at Death By Audio on May 4th w/ The Beets, Bennio Qwerty, and A Giant Dog.

Get yr tickets HERE

Burnt CD: June 2K12

By amelia |
Jun 1 2012


Happy June! We’ve go some pretty cool shows coming at you this month so @internetxplorer compiled some tracks to get you pumped.

Check out the playlist on SPOTIFY

JUNE 2K12:

Ramona Falls – Proof
Quilt – Penobska Oakwalk
Crystal Stilts – Dark Eyes
The Babies – Run Me Over
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Thought Ballune
Bass Drum Of Death – Religious Girls
Young Magic – Slip Time
Wise Blood – Darlin’ You’re Sweet
Snowden – Anti-Anti
Lissy Trullie – Rules We Obey
Babe Rainbow – Set Loose
Niki & The Dove – DJ Ease My Mind
Active Child – Playing House
Icona Pop – Nights Like This
Tokimonsta – Smoke & Mirrors

Photo Booth with WU LYF / Bass Drum of Death

By amelia |
Jul 28 2011

Like our double trouble fan infused AC, the black and white photo booth under the balcony at Glasslands is a new and very awesome addition to the space.

We’ve decided to start a new category on the blog which documents bands, fans, and friends showing their stuff behind the curtain.

First on deck: WU LYF

7/24/11 @ AfterLYF party

Bass Drum of Death:

7/24/11 @ AfterLYF party

Giveaway: WU LYF

By amelia |
Jul 15 2011

The men of WU LYF are returning to Brooklyn to play Knitting Factory on Saturday, July 23rd, and this time around they’ve got international tour dates and a BNM debut record Go Tell Fire To The Mountain under their rockstar belts.

Unfortunately the show is SOLD OUT but we’ve got a pair of tickets for one lucky fan boy/girl.

All you have to do is send an email with subject line WU LYF to gimmie@popgunbooking.com

The winner will be announced at 5pm EST on Wednesday July 20th

Good Luck!

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WU LYF // Bass Drum of Death // Young Buffalo // Dapwell (Das Racist) DJ set


WU LYF drops debut today

By amelia |
Jun 13 2011

After over a year of cryptic videos, smokey press photos, and limited pressings, Manchester’s WU LYF releases its proper debut today entitled Go Tell Fire To The Mountain thanks to their very own LYF label!

You can stream the whole album HERE

Yay, now I have more than 3 songs by them in my iTunes….

And I hope you didn’t miss their US DEBUT with us, but no worries because the guys will be back in Brooklyn, July 23rd at the Knitting Factory with Bass Drum of Death.

Get yr tickets HERE

and check out their most recent video for album track “Dirt”:

Wise Blood – ‘The Lion’ Live Video

By amelia |
Apr 29 2011

Dovecote Records recently posted this live take from a very awesome Wise Blood set at Glasslands.

Wise Blood opened for the WU LYF US debut in April (not an easy act to preceed) and blew shit up–that was a fun show.

And guess what? WU LYF is coming back, this time at Knitting Factory, with Bass Drum of Death and a DJ set from Dapwell of Das Racist. THAT’S GONNA BE SO DOPE!

BE THERE Saturday, July 23rd

Tickets available HERE

So Many New Releases!

By amelia |
Apr 12 2011

Oooo today is a big day for a few of our super awesome upcoming acts–their albums are dropping, and we want to tell you all about it!

Bass Drum of Death is releasing its long awaited debut LP GB City today via Fat Possum. The duo premiered such a great show with The Smith Westerns back in January, and now the Mississippi boys are returning to Glasslands to headline on April 22nd!

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D. Charles Speer & The Helix welcomes it’s third full-length Leaving The Commonwealth by way of Thrill Jockey just in time for its April 21st show at Glasslands with Endless Boogie!

Sonny & The Sunsets drops its sophomore effort Hit After Hit also on Fat Possum. We just announced the quartet’s July 30th show at Glasslands so that gives you plenty of time to learn the new record cover to cover.

Burnt CD: April

By amelia |
Mar 30 2011

Guys, I don’t know what to say: where did March go?  I guess it got sucked into the serious black hole of pre-SXSW/SXSW/post-SXSW ridiculousness. Okay get your shit together–here are some tracks we luv from the quality acts coming at yew in April!

April 2k11 by popgunbooking

Bass Drum of Death

By amelia |
Jan 13 2011

Tearing up Glasslands on 1/18 all the way from Oxford, MS is scuzzy garage duo Bass Drum of Death.  The brainchild of singer/guitarist John Barrett, Bass Drum of Bass was a one-man band before John got lonely and picked up Colin Sneed to beat the drums.

“Colin had never even played drums when I asked him to join, I just thought he was a rad dude that understood what i was going for and would have fun doing it – he’s been crushing it ever since”.

John spent a year and a half on Bass Drum’s debut LP GB City – writing, playing, recording, and mixing it on his own, “I’m both a procrastinator and perfectionist, so it took a while to get everything nailed down to my liking”.  The fuzzed out album, loaded with quick driving garage jams, is due out in late February via Inflated Records.  “I mainly just wanted a record that would play well front to back, with all the songs having a similar vibe but not sounding the same”, and the final product is most definitely cohesive – in a cracked out party kind of way.

ur venue is cooler than my venue

Bass Drum of Death is tied in with the Cats Purring Collective, a tight knit circle of bands that includes Dent May, Young Buffalo, Junk Culture, and Dead Gaze to name a few.  John noted  “for being such a small town in a ‘nothing’ state, we’ve got a pretty good thing going in Oxford” – a good thing that didn’t just come around by happenstance.  Besides being a sort of home base to all these fantastic acts, John told me “between all of us we play/book shows under the name Cats Purring and we’ve been able to get a bunch of great bands to come through a usually overlooked town”.  Sounds so dope, wtf am I doing in Brooklyn.

Giveaway: Smith Westerns

By amelia |
Jan 12 2011

Okay even though the show is sold out, we’re gonna give you guys one more chance to see the Smith Westerns and give away a pair of tickets (YOU +1) to join the party.  Just remember Glasslands is really hard to sneak into (we don’t have a smoking door).

All you have to do is retweet the contest tweet @popgunbooking.

The winner will be announced by 5pm on Thursday, January 13th.

Smith Westerns (ALBUM RELEASE) // Ducktails // Bass Drum of Death // Sundelles