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WATCH AVEY TARE'S SLASHER FLICKS 'CATCHY (WAS CONTAGIOUS)' SHORT FILM

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks | 10/30/14

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Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks are proud to share the short film for ‘Catchy (Was Contagious),’ from their debut album ‘Enter The Slasher House released earlier this year. The tense, eerie 9 minute short is inspired by early black & white horror films, and finds its perfect soundtrack in the supernatural sounds of Slasher Flicks. 

Watch the video below:

The video for ‘Catchy (Was Contagious)’ was directed by Abigail Portner, with Giovanni Ribisi working in the role of Director of Photography. It was shot in and around Atwater, Los Angeles, in August. 

“I wanted to make a video that referenced old horror movies from the 1950s Universal horror era. I am obsessed with movies like The Third Man, Truffaut’s 400 Blows and Ingmar Bergman’s films. I wanted it to have the style of classic old LA so we used the LA river and the neighborhoods surrounding it as locations. The movie Them from the 1940s was shot on the LA river and I wanted it to have that feel also. Parts of Grease and Chinatown were filmed there too. The videos I make for Animal Collective and my own personal style is pretty specific so it was great to work with Giovanni because I feel like he just got it. We were on the same page thematically, reference-wise and with regards to the style of filming and our goal - to create something that has a classic, pretty 1950’s feel to it but the undertone is still very dark.” – Abigail Portner on ‘Catchy (Was Contagious)’ 

The short film will have its live premiere tonight, prior to Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks’ set at the Haunted Hotel Bash at the Ace Hotel, Los Angeles. In addition, the Halloween party will feature a screening of John Carpenter’s horror classic Halloween; DJ sets by Zach Cowie (Wooden Wisdom), Amason (Miike Snow), Clifton Weaver (Funky Sole), and Neil Schield (Origami Vinyl); and visuals by Abigail Portner. More info here.

Listen to a Halloween-themed playlist by the band here

Watch the band’s full live set at this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival here.

‘Catchy (Was Contagious)’ Production Credits
Producer - Stellascope
Production Manager - Cody Moore
Director - Abigail Portner
Dir Photography - Giovanni Ribisi 

‘Catchy (Was Contagious)’ Cast
Boy - Cosimo Hansen
Werewolf  - Sean Pecknold
Balloon Girl  - Tuesday Hansen
Mom – Haley Pearl
Shop Owners- David Portner & Angel Deradoorian
Frankenstein – Travis Clark
Creature From The Black Lagoon – Abigail Portner
Invisible Man – Sam Muller 

 

STREAM HOOKWORMS' 'OFF SCREEN', FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM 'THE HUM'

Hookworms | 10/23/14

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With The Hum getting louder and the release of Hookworms’ second album only a few weeks away - November 11th to be precise - the strongly independent group have this week been sharing their track ‘Off Screen’ via the websites of some of the country’s best independent record stores. From Tuesday, the track has been exclusively streaming via the websites of Other Music, In Sound, and End Of An Ear.  

Today, you can listen to “Off Screen” here.

You can pre-order The Hum via Weird World or iTunes

For more information, head to the Weird World site.

 

THE GO-BETWEENS: THE STORY OF THE GRANT MCLENNAN BOOK CLUB

The Go Betweens | 10/23/14

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There was a time where being a Go-Betweens fan meant to be part of an inadvertent secret club.  To establish with a new acquaintance that common connection was a social and musical shorthand to understanding one another, that you’d met a worthy conversant at the least but quite possibly a lifelong friend as well.  And it wasn’t willful elitism or snobbery: The Go-Betweens were "the secret" fans wanted to share with the world and continue to do so, even today.  And I can’t help but think that it was this spirit of sharing and mutual respect between the band and their fans that inspired “The Grant McLennan Book Club”.

How this came to pass was that Grant’s books had been collected and stored since his passing in 2006.  As we were getting into the thick of assembling G Stands For Go-Betweens Volume One, Grant’s son, Nathan, approached and asked Robert Forster what he thought should be done with the books.   In a moment of inspiration, Robert wondered aloud how great it would be if we could actually share this collection with fans, like how you would give a good book to a friend after you’ve finished reading it, not necessarily worried about its return.

An idea was born and, with Nathan’s blessing and generosity, some 30-odd boxes began their journey from Queensland to the Domino warehouse in London. While there was no doubting Grant’s taste, we didn’t know what we were getting, to be honest.  Cracking opening the boxes, we were pleased to find a number of surprises.  Firstly, a good number of the books bore an inscription in the front pages, usually in the form of Grant’s signature along with the city and the date of the purchase.  And then of course was the books themselves, a wide array of hardback first edition novels, paperbacks, poetry books, biographies, art folios… 1800 in all.

So, the first 600 folks that have ordered G Stands For Go-Betweens Volume One will be receiving one of these books, along with a bookmark signed by Robert Forster, ceremonially certifying the veracity of the books’ origins.  There will be a forum for folks to congregate at www.go-betweens.net, share their box number, the book received with their box, and as much detail on the book you care to share, like any good book club should.

Now, some of you that are paying closer attention have probably noticed that while the offering was only for the first six hundred orders, that suspiciously leaves another 1200 books unspoken for.  What’s the deal?  I suppose you’re going to have to wait and see what’s to come after Volume One.

Order G Stands For Go-Betweens Volume One HERE.

Listen to the classic singles "Cattle And Cane" and "Part Company" HERE.

Watch the video for "Cattle And Cane" HERE.

For a complete tracklist and in-depth information on this release, please visit the following:

http://dominorecordco.com/gobetweens/

www.go-betweens.net

 

PANDA BEAR ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM 'PANDA BEAR MEETS THE GRIM REAPER'; PRE-ORDER TODAY; WATCH VIDEO FOR 'MR NOAH'

Panda Bear | 10/22/14

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Today, we are pleased to announce the forthcoming release of Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, the fifth studio album from Animal Collective founding member and critically acclaimed solo artist Noah Lennox, a.ka. Panda Bear. Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper will be out January 13 in the United States via Domino. 

Mr Noah, the album’s first single, comes to you today via the premiere of an AB/CD/CD directed video, VIEW HERE. Also available today is the Mr Noah EP, a 4-song standalone EP featuring the single, plus 3 new tracks that will not be on the forthcoming album.

Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper will be available in Standard CD and 2xLP formats, and Limited Edition Deluxe 2xCD and 3xLP formats. The Limited Edition Deluxe 2xCD and 3xLP includes the 4-song Mr Noah EP in addition to the album in deluxe packaging. Exclusive bundles that include a limited edition T-shirt and lithograph are available via the Animal Collective webstore. All pre-orders come with an instant download of the Mr Noah EP. The exclusive iTunes pre-order of the album (coming soon) comes with the EP as instant gratification tracks.  

WATCH THE MR NOAH VIDEO HERE

PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM HERE

Mr Noah EP Tracklisting

1. Mr Noah
2. Faces In The Crowd
3. Untying The Knot
4. This Side Of Paradise 

Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper Tracklisting

1. Sequential Circuits
2. Mr Noah
3. Davy Jones’ Locker
4. Crosswords
5. Butcher Baker Candlestick Maker
6. Boys Latin
7. Come To Your Senses
8. Tropic Of Cancer
9. Shadow Of The Colossus
10. Lonely Wanderer
11. Principe Real
12. Selfish Gene
13. Acid Wash

For more information, head to Panda Bear’s new website PBVSGR.com and sign up if you dare. 

 

 

PEAKING LIGHTS SHARE VIDEO FOR 'EVERYONE AND US'

Peaking Lights | 10/22/14

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Peaking Lights have revealed the video for album standout 'Everyone And Us', off the recently-released album 'Cosmic Logic'. 

To watch the video, and for more information, head to the Weird World site. 

 

ARCHIE BRONSON OUTFIT SHARE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE "TWO DOVES ON A LAKE"

Archie Bronson Outfit | 10/20/14

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Archie Bronson Outfit have unveiled the video to Wild Crush stand-out, Two Doves On A Lake. 

Two Doves On A Lake is taken from their recent fourth album, Wild Crush, which was recorded in their home-town of Bath and released in May of this year. 

The fantastically technicolour illustrated video was directed by renowned artist Stevie Gee – www.steviegee.com - who also designed the sleeve for the album, Wild Crush.

Asked about the video, Arp Cleveland from the band described it as:

Ass shaking, cobra baiting, mutha fuckaz gyrating. Wheelie Riding, fluffers fluffing, axes hatching, Two Doves flying.



For more information, or to purchase Wild Crush, head to the Dom Mart.  

 

THE KILLS US TOUR DATES START OCT 22; LIVE-STREAM SEATTLE SHOW ON OCT 27

The Kills | 10/13/14

Image: The Kills October 2014 live photo by Dana Yavin

The Kills have teamed up with Live Nation and Yahoo to live-stream their October 27, 2014 concert live from the Neptune Theater in Seattle, WA. Fans can tune in here on October 27 at 9:00PM PT. Fans will also have the ability to stream the concert wherever they are through Yahoo Screen on iOS, Android, mobile Web, desktop, and Smart TV platforms including Apple TV, Roku, and Xbox 360. 

The Seattle show is part of the band’s select run of tour dates throughout October. Starting October 22, the band will play headlining shows in Philadelphia, Portland and a sold-out show in San Francisco culminating on Halloween in Los Angeles supporting Queens of the Stone Age. All dates are below. 

Jamie and Alison will play a short set at The Open Road Aperture Foundation Benefit PartyOct. 21 at Terminal 5 in New York, an evening of art and entertainment in tribute to Robert Frank, which also features an original performance by Alec Soth, Billy Bragg, and Joe Purdy. For more information and to purchase tickets, head here. The band will also headline the Champion CMJ showcase on October 23 at the Bowery Ballroom in New York.

The Kills Fall Tour Dates
10/21 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5 - The Open Road Aperture Foundation Benefit Party
10/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
10/23 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom – Champion CMJ showcase (SOLD OUT)
10/26 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
10/27 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
10/28 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
10/29 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore (SOLD OUT)
10/31 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum (w/ Queens of the Stone Age) 

The Kills’ 2011 album Blood Pressures is out now on Domino. Get it here.  

The Kills live photo by Dana Yavin.

 

PEAKING LIGHTS STREAM NEW ALBUM 'COSMIC LOGIC'; PLAYING NYC + LA RELEASE SHOWS

Peaking Lights | 10/01/14

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LA’s Peaking Lights, the husband-wife duo of Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis, release their fourth full-length album ‘Cosmic Logic’ next Tuesday in the United States. The album is now streaming for a limited time via the Cosmic Logic website here.

Peaking Lights will be playing a handful of rare shows to celebrate the release of ‘Cosmic Logic’. Dates below.

For more information on Peaking Lights, head to the Weird World site. 

PEAKING LIGHTS NORTH AMERICAN DATES
Thurs Oct 2 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY – with Real Estate
Fri Oct 3 – Other Music – New York, NY – Live In-Store Performance – 9pm
Fri Oct 3 – Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY – Late Show – 12pm
Sat Oct 4 – Modern Sky Festival, Central Park – New York, NY – as part of ATOMIC BOMB! The Music Of William Onyeabor
Sat Oct 11 – Los Globos – Los Angeles, CA – Record Release Party w/ Animal Collective DJs, Nite Jewel, Awesome Tapes From Africa, and more…

 

G STANDS FOR GO-BETWEENS: VOLUME 1 1978-1984

The Go Betweens | 10/01/14

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The Domino Recording Company is honoured to announce the upcoming release of an extraordinary anthology for one of the most beloved and influential Australian groups of all-time, The Go-BetweensG Stands For Go-Betweens Volume One extensively documents the band’s origins in an ambitious box containing four vinyl albums, four compact discs and an extensive 112-page book, featuring a trove of archival photos and extensive historical liner notes from founding member Robert Forster, along with additional pieces from guest essayists, fans and contemporaries.

The box set captures the band’s output from 1978 through 1984 and includes the first vinyl re-pressings of their first three studio albums in over thirty years (Send Me A Lullaby, Before Hollywood & Spring Hill Fair), all re-mastered from the original analogue tapes. G Stands For Go-Betweens also brings together their early classic and collectible singles together on a fourth vinyl LP entitled The First Five Singles featuring new artwork from its creators. Additionally, the set comes with four compact discs of rare, hard-to-find and unreleased demos, recordings, radio sessions and a complete live concert radio broadcast from 1982. If that’s not enough, the set comes with a silkscreen of their first promotional poster for their debut single, “Lee Remick", as well as a reproduction of their very first press release from their own Able Label.

For a complete tracklist and in-depth information on this release, please visit the following: http://dominorecordco.com/gobetweens/

We will begin taking pre-orders for this very special limited edition release today and will continue to do so until October 31st.  While a very small overrun may be made available to a few select retail outlets at a later date, this is a deluxe limited package and we will only be pressing this very special collection once.  The only way to guarantee your own copy is to order from Domino Mart HERE.  The stock is estimated to be delivered to customers at the beginning of January.

But here’s the special part: the first 600 orders will get a randomly selected book from the late Grant McLennan’s personal literary collection along with a specially-printed bookmark signed by Robert Forster, certifying their veracity. These books were collected by Grant through his lifetime and some were signed and dated by him on purchase (though no guarantee that every book will have said inscription...it will be the luck of the draw). Recipients will be invited to join the Grant McLennan Book Club over at www.go-betweens.net to share anecdotes and book reports on the copies they receive.

The Go-Betweens were formed by Robert Forster and Grant McLennan in Brisbane, Australia in 1978 while studying at the University of Queensland. The duo, augmented by various drummers and guests, recorded a series of acclaimed singles for seminal Australian labels such as their own Able Label and Missing Link. After a sojourn to London and Glasgow that led to their brief relationship with the legendary Postcard label, they were joined by their more permanent rhythmic counterpart, drummer Lindy Morrison, upon their return home prior to recording their debut album, Send Me A Lullaby. That release brought them to the attention of Rough Trade and a lengthy re-location to London. It was then the band recorded their breakthrough album, Before Hollywood. Produced by John Brand (Aztec Camera, The Waterboys), the album contains some of the group’s most beloved recordings, including McLennan’s “Cattle And Cane” and Forster’s “By Chance”. Shortly thereafter, McLennan would hand off bass playing duties to new member Robert Vickers, who joined the group prior to the recording of Spring Hill Fair.

During their initial phase, the group went on to record three additional albums for Beggars Banquet before splitting up in 1989 in spite of their greatest commercial success with the album 16 Lovers Lane. Forster and McLennan went on to extensive solo careers before reuniting in 2000 and making three more Go-Betweens album together, including the ARIA-winning finalé, Oceans Apart. Sadly, the reunion came to a sudden end when McLennan passed away on May 6th, 2006 from a heart attack and The Go-Betweens disbanded for good.

It would be hard to overstate the shadows cast across the musical landscape of the last three decades by the Go-Betweens’ self-ascribed “striped sunlight sound”. The duo of McLennan and Forster ranks alongside the best of the best songwriting partnerships, influencing younger musicians both expected (such as Belle & Sebastian who reference the group on “Shoot The Sexual Athlete”) and unexpected (as with the late, great Jay Reatard’s fiery cover of “Don’t Let Him Come Back”). This anthology is sure to provide inspiration to a new generation of musicians while providing a very special personal experience for the existing fans.

 

JON HOPKINS ANNOUNCES ASLEEP VERSIONS EP; BROOKLYN SHOW

Jon Hopkins | 09/24/14

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Following a string of incredible summer festival performances, including Pitchfork Music Festival and Osheaga, Jon Hopkins is pleased to announce the release of a 4 track EP, entitled “Asleep Versions,” available November 11th in the US (November 10th in the rest of the world). 

Watch an animated trailer for the EP, designed and directed by Robert Hunter and listen to Form By Firelight feat. Raphaelle Standell below.

In news sure to delight New York-based fans, a one-off headline show has been announced for November 21st, Jon Hopkins will be playing the FIXED 10 Year Anniversary event at Output in Brooklyn. All worldwide live dates are below. 

“Asleep Versions” was recorded at Sundlaugin Studios near Reykjavik in February of this year. Intended to be heard as one, single 25-minute piece, it is composed of four decelerated, dreamlike re-imaginings of tracks from the Mercury-nominated Immunity. Representing the quieter, more meditative side of the album, these new explorations take its hypnotic, transcendent qualities to a far deeper level. At times almost painfully beautiful, the EP contains a new, semi-acoustic re-interpretation of album track “Form By Firelight,” featuring additional vocals from the Braids and Blue Hawaii lead vocalist, Raphaelle Standell. 

“Asleep Versions” will be available in 12", CD and digitally. Pre-order the 12” and CD from Domino Mart or digitally from iTunes. In addition, there'll be a limited edition double CD package of both Immunity and “Asleep Versions” available on November 10th. Pre-order it now from Domino Mart.

10-01 Berlin, DE - Admiralspalast (Co-Headline with Nils Frahm)
10-03 Warsaw, PL - FreeFormFestival
10-04 Bologna, IT - Robot Festival
10-18 Amsterdam, NL - Trouw
10-24 Mexico City, MX - Mutek.MX
10-26 Co Wicklow, IE - Samhain Festival
10-30 Paris, FR - Pitchfork Music Fetival
11-03 Tokyo, JP - Hostess Club Weekender
11-05 Taipei, TW - Hostess Club Taipei Legacy
11-08 Singapore, SG - Hostess Club Weekender
11-09 Bangalore, IN - NH7 Weekender
11-21 Brooklyn, NY - Output (FIXED 10th Anniversary
12-04 Brighton, UK - Brighton Dome
12-12 Manchester, UK - The Warehouse Project
12-16 Cape Town, ZA - Sónar Cape Town
04-24 London, UK - Brixton Academy

 
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