Panda Bear | 01/12/15

Image: Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper

Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, the new album from Noah Lennox a.k.a Panda Bear, is out today via digital and physical retailers. 

In addition to last week's Coachella announcement, Panda Bear today announces more US tour dates. Dates and venues below, with all new shows on sale this Thursday, Jan 15th. 

04-10 Las Vegas, NV - The Bunkhouse [Buy tickets]
04-11 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom [Buy tickets]
04-12 Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
04-14 San Francisco, CA - The Independent [Buy tickets]
04-15 Santa Cruz, CA - Coconut Grove Ballroom [Buy tickets]
04-16 Sonoma, CA - Gundlach Bundschu Winery [Buy tickets]
05-08 Nashville, TN - Exit/In [Buy tickets]
05-09 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel [Buy tickets]

For a limited time, Panda Bear's incredible show from the Dome at MoMA PS1 is streaming on loop via Boiler Room. Watch it here while you can! Make sure to also tune in tomorrow night to see him perform on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Performances are available to view online shortly after the show airs. 

Listen to Panda Bear's recently released FACT mix here. He'll also make his live radio session debut on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic Thursday at 9am PST/12pm EST. Noah will also air a special mix and be interviewed about his career on Sirius XMU (Channel 35) this Friday 10am EST with replays at the Friday 4pm EST, Saturday 3am EST, 3pm EST, Sunday 9am EST and 6pm EST. 

And for some insight into the making of PBVSGR, listen to the Red Bull Music Academy Fireside Chat with Panda Bear here

To purchase Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper digitally, select your below retailer of choice. 

Domino Mart
Google Play
Streaming services 

The limited edition double sided 12"x12" lithograph featuring exclusive artwork from Marco Papiro and album lyrics is sold out of the Domino and Panda Bear online stores. However, purchase PBVSGR from one of these fine indie record stores listed below and you’ll receive the lithograph (while supplies last!).

Anniston, AL - CD Cellar
Asheville, NC - Harvest Records
Atlanta, GA - Criminal Records, Fantasyland, Wax N Facts
Austin, TX - End of An Ear, Waterloo
Boise, ID - The Record Exchange
Brooklyn, NY - Permanent Records
California - Amoeba (select locations), Rasputin (select locations), Streetlight (select locations)
Charleston, SC - Monster Music
Charlotte, NC - Lunchbox Records, Manifest Disc
Chicago, IL - Dave's, Laurie's Planet of Sound, Permanent, Reckless (select locations), Saki
Cincinnati, OH - Shake It
Claremont, CA - Rhino Records
Cleveland, OH - Music Saves
Columbus, OH - Magnolia Thunderpussy
Dallas, TX - Good Records
Dearborn, MI - Dearborn Music
Decatur, Georgia - Decatur CD
Denver, CO - Angelo's, Twist & Shout, Wax Trax
Durham, NC - Bull City Records
Encinitas, CA - Lou's Records
Eugene, OR - Skip's
Fords, NJ - Vintage Vinyl
Fort Lauderdale, FL - Radio Active
Georgia - Wuxtry (select locations)
Greenville, SC - Earshot, Horizon
Hattiesburg, MS - T-Bones
Houston, TX - Cactus
Idaho - Rockin' Rudy's
Indianapolis, IN - Luna Music
Kansas - Vinyl Renaissance (select locations)
Knoxville, TN - Disc Exhange, Wild Honey Records
Kutztown, PA - Young Ones
Lawrence, KS - Love Garden
Lexington, KY - CD Central
Long Beach, CA - Fingerprints
Los Angeles, CA - Vacation Vinyl
Louisville, KY - Guestroom Records
Madison, WI - Strictly Discs
Maine - Bull Moose (select locations)
Memphis, TN - Spin Street
Miami Beach, FL - Uncle Sam's
Miami, FL - Sweat Records
Minnesota - Electric Fetus (select locations)
Nashville, TN - Fond Object, Grimey's, The Groove
New Orleans, LA - Euclid Records, Peaches
New York, NY - Other Music
Normal, IL - Waiting Room
Nyack, NY - Kiam Records
Oklahoma City, OK - Guestroom
Omaha, NE - Homer's Music
Oregon - Everyday Music (select locations)
Orlando, FL - East West Records, Park Ave CDs
Oxford, MS - The End Of All Music
Petersburg, FL - Daddy Kool Records
Philadelphia, PA - Main Street Music, Repo Records
Phoenix, AZ - Revolver, Stinkweeds, Zia Records
Portland, OR - Jackpot, Music Millenium
Poughkeepsie, NY - Darkside Records
Princeton, NJ - Princeton Record Exchange
Raleigh, NC - School Kids
Richmond, VA - BK Music, Plan 9
Rochester, NY - Lakeshore Record Exchange, Record Archive
Roswell, GA - Mojo Vinyl
Royal Oaks, MI - Indy CD & Vinyl
Sacramento, CA - Dimple
Salt Lake City, UT - Graywhale
San Diego, CA - M-Theory
San Francisco, California - aQuarius
San Luis Obispo, CA - Boo Boo
Santa Rosa Beach, FL - Central Square
Seattle, WA - Easy Street, Sonic Boom
St Louis, MO - Euclid Records, Vintage Vinyl
Summit, NJ - Scottis Record Shop
Toledo, OH - Culture Clash
Tuscaloosa, AL - Oz Music
Ventura, CA - Salzer's
Washington - Everyday Music (select locations), Silver Platters (select locations)
Washington DC - Crooked Beat, Hill & Dale
West Babylon, NY - Looney Tunes
West Chester, PA - The Mad Platter
Wilmington, NC - Gravity Records
Winston-Salem, NC - Earshot
Wisconsin - Exlusive CO (select locations) 



Panda Bear | 01/07/15

Image: Panda Bear Press Shot

The brand new immersive interactive album preview website is now live, featuring an original soundtrack by Panda Bear and Sonic Boom, videos by Danny Perez and graphics by Marco Papiro, Patakk and Hugo Oliveira and other Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper curiosities. Head here to experience it yourself.

Panda Bear will be performing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon next Wednesday, Jan 14. Tune in to NBC from 11:35pm EST to see Panda Bear perform a song from Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper. Performances are available to view online shortly after the show airs. 

Panda Bear was recently announced as part of the 2015 Coachella lineup. For all tour dates, including both weekends of Coachella, see below. 

Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, the fifth studio album from Animal Collective founding member and critically acclaimed solo artist Noah Lennox, a.k.a. Panda Bear, will be out January 13, 2015. To pre-order your copy now, head here.

Panda Bear Tour Dates
1/11/15 – Queens, NY – MoMA PS1
3/4/15 - London, UK - Brixton Electric
3/5/15 - Brussels, Belgium - L’Orangerie
3/6/15 - Paris, France - Gaité Lyrique
3/8/15 - Zeewolde, The Netherlands - Where The Wild Things Are Festival
3/10/15 - Berlin, Germany - Certain People @ Berghain
3/11/15 - Lisbon, Portugal - Teatro Maria Matos
3/12/15 - Braga, Portugal – GNRation
4/12/15 – Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
4/19/15 – Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival




Panda Bear | 01/05/15

Image: Panda Bear photo by Fernanda Pereira

Panda Bear will be playing a very special show in NYC this coming Sunday, Jan 11. Presented by Boiler Room, and taking place in MoMA PS1’s VW Dome as part of their live program Sunday Sessions, the show will be backed by a one-off reproduction of art collaborator Danny Perez’s tour visual display, in surround in the Dome. The full broadcast will be available to stream online via Boiler Room here for those unable to attend in person. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here

Sunday Sessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America. Major support is provided by MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation.

Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, the fifth studio album from Animal Collective founding member and critically acclaimed solo artist Noah Lennox, a.k.a. Panda Bear, will be out January 13, 2015. To pre-order your copy, head here.



Panda Bear | 01/02/15

Image: Panda Bear PSVSGR Announce

From the morning of this coming Sunday, Jan 4, radio stations across the world will begin to premiere tracks from Panda Bear’s forthcoming album Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, out Jan 13. Starting with ‘Sequential Circuits’ on Mary Anne Hobbs’ BBC 6 show, airing from 7am-10am GMT this Sunday, each to-date-unheard track from the album will premiere with a different radio station, in countries as far flung as Colombia, Australia, and Portugal, in the sequence they appear on the album.

A world map with premiere details for each track, including radio station, premiere timing, and links to listen live, can be found here.

Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper will be out in the United States on Jan 13. To pre-order your copy of the album, head here



Panda Bear | 12/12/14

Image: Panda Bears Boys Latin video

The hallucinatory yet heartfelt video for Panda Bear’s ‘Boys Latin’ premiered today via Adult Swim. You can watch it below or here. 

The ‘Boys Latin’ video was directed by Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch, the duo behind videos for Bjork's ‘Wanderlust’ and Grizzly Bear's ‘Knife’. Their SF-based studio, Encyclopedia Pictura, animated the video in 3D over the course of 4 months. The story of a young woman out for a hike along a coastal tide pool turns unreal when her encounter with a sea anemone triggers a phantasmagorical reaction. She meets a man who seems to be in a similar predicament, and together they start a family of sorts. 

Director Isaiah Saxon explained it this way: "We tried hard to bring out the vibe of that alternating melody that Noah is singing. We wondered what that should look and feel like from a synesthesia perspective. We've always believed that shapes and forms themselves have emotional meaning. For example, round things are often cute and non-threatening, while spiky things usually seem dangerous. We ran with that idea by creating these dynamic forms that grow out of our characters as they deal with their emotions."

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, will be out January 13, 2015.

For information on formats, and to pre-order the album, head here. All pre-orders from Domino, the Animal Collective store, or iTunes include an instant download of 'Boys Latin' and Mr Noah EP.

Panda Bear Tour Dates
03-04 London, UK - Brixton Electric
03-05 Brussels, BE - L’Orangerie
03-06 Paris, FR - Gaité Lyrique
08-08 Zeewolde, NL - Where The Wild Things Are Festival
03-10 Berlin, DE - Certain People @ Berghain
03-11 Lisbon, PT - Teatro Maria Matos
03-12 Braga, PT - GNRation

Visit Panda Bear’s new website and sign up if you dare. 



Dan Deacon | 12/11/14

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Gliss Riffer, the new album from Dan Deacon, will be out February 24, 2015 (North America) / February 23, 2015 (rest of the world).

Gliss Riffer marks new territory for Deacon who, following up on the release of his large ensemble-based recordings - 2009’s Bromst and 2012’s America - decided to return to a simpler way of writing and recording, similar to that of 2007’s Spiderman of the Rings, which has resulted in this self-produced album.

Despite being predominately electronic, Gliss Riffer’s sonic palette is informed by his post-Spiderman of the Rings material. The Disklavier, a MIDI-fed player piano first heard on Bromst, is present here. Cross-rhythms suggestive of America’s orchestral songs and Deacon’s art music work (including a Carnegie Hall performance and film score for Francis Ford Coppola) are also in evidence.  While Gliss Riffer may contain all the instrumental layering we’ve come to expect, this album also marks a newfound appreciation for Deacon’s own vocals, as evidenced on the lead track ‘Feel the Lightning.’ Yes, the female voice is Deacon too.

Watch the Andrew Jeffrey Wright of All Ages Production-directed video for ‘Feel The Lightning’ below or here.

Gliss Riffer will be available on CD, LP, and digitally. A special pre-order, as pictured below, is available now through Domino Mart that includes a limited edition red color vinyl (limited to 777) and a limited edition 12” inflatable hand that features the Gliss Riffer hand from the album cover. Order it now from Domino Mart or digitally from iTunes and receive an instant download of ‘Feel the Lightning’.

Deluxe Glass Riffer BackDeluxe Glass Riffer Front

After spending this past year supporting Arcade Fire on their North American headlining arena tour, Deacon has announced a string of headlining shows in support of the forthcoming album. All dates are below. Don't forget to check out his new website at

Dan Deacon Tour Dates
Dec 11 San Francisco, CA - The Exploratorium (sold out)
Jan 18 Hobart, TAS - Mona Foma Festival [Buy tickets]
Jan 22 Sydney, AUS - The Aurora (Sydney Festival) [Buy tickets]
Jan 24 Melbourne, AUS - Sugar Mountain Festival [Buy tickets]
Jan 25 Brisbane, AUS - The Brightside [Buy tickets]
Feb 16 London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall [Buy tickets]
Feb 18 Paris, FR - Le Divan Du Monde [Buy tickets]
Feb 19 Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Noord [Buy tickets]
Feb 20 Berlin, DE - Schwuz [Buy tickets]
Feb 25 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade  [Buy tickets]
Feb 27 Los Angeles, CA - Center for the Arts Eagle Rock  [Buy tickets]
Feb 28 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel (Noise Pop) [Buy tickets]

Gliss Riffer Tracklisting
1. Feel the Lightning
2. Sheathed Wings
3. When I Was Done Dying
4. Meme Generator
5. Mind On Fire
6. Learning to Relax
7. Take it to the Max
8. Steely Blues



Matthew E. White | 12/10/14

Image: Matthew E White Fresh Blood

On March 10, Richmond, Virginia-based singer, songwriter, bandleader, and musical polymath, Matthew E. White will release Fresh Blood, the follow-up to his debut, Big Inner.  Produced by White and Spacebomb partner Trey Pollard, and mixed by Pat Dillett (David Byrne, Nile Rodgers), Fresh Blood marks the next chapter of White’s Richmond, VA-based Spacebomb -- an analog studio, record label and production house with in-house strings, horns and a choir at his behest.  Fresh Blood is a bracing, beguiling record and a bold advance for White - a record that feels like the brilliant bloom to Big Inner’s striking bud.  White has also confirmed 2 very different but complimentary launch shows, the first at Brooklyn’s BRIC House on March 3, where he’ll premiere Fresh Blood with a 30-piece orchestra and the second is a special intimate solo album release show at St Luke’s in London on March 10 (which mirrors the Fresh Blood; No Skin version of the album detailed below).

Watch the new trailer, which was filmed in Super 8 and features a clip of the song "Tranquility", a tribute to actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, here.

To backtrack, briefly: In 2009, White and his friends established Spacebomb to turn the tunes of songwriters they liked into grandiose, graceful statements.  To demonstrate the Spacebomb ideal, White and his wide cast of musicians - possessing a vast knowledge that could pivot from the gusto of New Orleans to the verve of Detroit, from tube-amp rock to hi-fi pop - recorded a few songs he’d pieced together and called it Big Inner, hoping to show other songwriters how the system would work. In the 18 months that followed the release, White toured America and Europe extensively, sharing the stage with St. Vincent, The National, The Mountain Goats, She & Him, among many others, and signed with Domino to release Big Inner worldwide.  White played major festivals, including Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, Primavera, and more, and Big Inner earned five stars in The Guardian and a spot on its year-end list, plus those of Pitchfork, Consequence of Sound, and others. Uncut called it “one of the great albums of modern Americana,” and Paste deemed White’s ensemble as the #1 “Best New Band” of 2012.

If the first album had been serendipity, every step of Fresh Blood was to be deliberate, from his co-writing sessions with longtime friend and former bandmate Andy Jenkins to his steady arrangement brainstorms with the trusted Spacebomb house band—bassist Cameron Ralston, drummer Pinson Chanselle and guitarist Trey Pollard.  Simultaneously recognizing the trouble and delight that life can bring, these 10 original new songs of Fresh Blood are guides for times of joy, agony and the middle distance where we most often linger.

Fresh Blood will be available on CD (WIGCD309), LP (WIGLP309) and via digital download (WIG309D)– there is also a special edition of the album, which is a deluxe double LP gatefold heavyweight vinyl (WIGLP309X) containing a bonus LP titled Fresh Blood: No Skin – a complete new full length minimalist mix of the full album, minus strings/horns or choir.  You can pre-order Fresh Blood via iTunes and DomMart.

Fresh Blood tracklist:
01.  Take Care My Baby
02.  Rock & Roll Is Cold
03.  Fruit Trees
04.  Holy Moly
05.  Circle ‘Round The Sun
06.  Feeling Good Is Good Enough
07.  Tranquility
08.  Golden Robes
09.  Vision
10.  Love Is Deep

Live dates:
Marc 3 - Brooklyn, NY @ BRIC  (with 30-piece orchestra)
March 9 - Paris, France @ New Morning (solo)
March 10 - London, UK @ St Lukes (solo)

Matthew E. White on the Web



All We Are | 12/03/14

Image: All We Are Feel Safe

Liverpool’s All We Are have revealed their new single ‘Keep Me Alive’ - a soaring, standout track from their forthcoming self-titled debut LP, and live favorite, that shows a new depth to their songwriting. The single will be out Feb 3 on Double Six / Domino – the same day as their debut self-titled album release. 

Directed by Abbie Stephens, the accompanying, striking video captures the trio immersed in nature in an abandoned stately home where a surreal edge takes hold. Watch it HERE.

Following tours with Jungle, Warpaint and London Grammar, in 2015 the band will be taking their mesmerizing live show to Europe with a string of headline shows. 

For UK/EU tour dates and ticket links, head here.  

All We Are will be available on CD, LP, and digitally on Feb 3rd. A limited edition LP featuring a bonus 7” with the tracks ‘Reach’ and ‘Just Give It To Me’ will be available through Dom Mart. Pre-order the album on physical formats through Dom Mart HERE and digitally through iTunes HERE. All pre-orders come with instant downloads of ‘I Wear You’, ‘Feel Safe’ and ‘Keep Me Alive’.



Hookworms | 12/02/14

Image: Hookworms Admat US Tour

There is Hookworms live and then there is Hookworms on record. As the flood of acclaim around their second album The Hum testifies, both are equally thrilling sides of one coin. The Leeds five-piece mix power with finesse in the studio, each revolution of their visceral protopunk-wired repetition rock an exercise in nuance versus tumult. Onstage, though, they induce a form of sensory overload that brands black onto the brain. Directed by Sam Wiehl, their new video for “Radio Tokyo” captures the audio and visual intensity of the band, glottal stabs of light punctuating the darkness they shroud themselves in while performing. Watch the video for “Radio Tokyo” HERE.

Hookworms have also announced a slew of live dates, including their largest headline slots yet in the UK and a supporting show for Slowdive in London. The band is also making a long-awaited trip to the US next spring for their first proper run of shows since 2013’s debut at New York’s CMJ, where they were called one of the fest’s “most intense acts” by NPR with a live set that the New York Times called “one big, mutable wallop, angry and obsessive and euphoric.”

Fans can purchase The Hum via iTunes HERE and Weird World HERE, with all new tour dates below.

Hookworms 2014-2015 International Tour Dates
Dec 6 - Cluny 2 - Newcastle, UK - SOLD OUT
Dec 20 - The Forum [tickets] - London, UK #
Feb 28 - Stereo [tickets] - Glasgow, UK
Dec 20 - The Forum [tickets] - London, UK #
Feb 28 - Stereo [tickets] - Glasgow, UK
Mar 1 - Sound Control [tickets] - Manchester, UK
Mar 21 - Oval Space [tickets] - London, UK
Mar 22 - Rescue Rooms [tickets] - Nottingham, UK

Apr 4 - The Constellation Room [tickets] - Santa Ana, CA *
Apr 5 - The Echo [tickets] - Los Angeles, CA *
Apr 6 - The Rickshaw Stop [tickets] - San Francisco, CA *
Apr 8 - Sunset Tavern [tickets] - Seattle, WA *
Apr 10 - Empty Bottle [tickets] - Chicago, IL
Apr 11 - UFO Factory [tickets] - Detroit, MI
Apr 12 - Silver Dollar [tickets] - Toronto, ON
Apr 13 - Casa del Popolo [tickets] - Montreal, QC
Apr 15 - Black Box AT underground Arts [tickets] - Philadelphia, PA
Apr 16 - DC9 [tickets] - Washington, DC
Apr 17 - Rough Trade [tickets] - Brooklyn, NY
Apr 18 - Palisades [tickets] - Brooklyn, NY 

# with Slowdive
* with Disappears

“A noisy, Technicolor, garage-rock nightmare . . . Hookworms have a knack for spanning several moods within a single song — juxtaposing raging screams with plaintive singing, garage rock riffs with staticky noise, danceable rhythms and pulseless drones.” Rolling Stone [Artist You Need To Know]

“Bass guitar and droning organ sounds connect the beat to the tendrils of noise and rip curls of guitar feedback and synth sounds that skim across the surfaces, before flying upward and outward, adjoining headier sounds with the sonic terror of heavy shoegaze . . . one false move, and these kids would blast through the roof of any venue foolhardy enough to think they could be contained.” NPR





Jon Hopkins | 11/19/14

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Jon Hopkins' 'Asleep Versions' EP, composed of four decelerated, dreamlike re-imaginings of tracks from the Mercury-nominated Immunity and intended to be heard as one, single 25-minute piece, is out now. To celebrate its release, Hopkins will be playing a one-off show in Brooklyn, NY this coming Friday, November 21st. His set will be part of the FIXED 10 Year Anniversary party, tickets available here

The following day, Saturday November 22nd, Jon will be participating in his first Reddit 'Ask Me Anything', at 3pm PST / 6pm EST / 11pm BST. Fans will be able to send in questions live via the Reddit r/electronicmusic forum. The live link for the AMA will be provided on Saturday afternoon, stay tuned via Domino and Jon Hopkins socials. 

Also going down on Saturday - Jon's first Essential Mix, for BBC's Radio 1. Tune in live Friday 8pm-10pm PST / Friday 11pm-1am EST / Saturday 4-6am GMT on BBC Radio 1 or listen to the archived mix via the BBC website here

Fri. Nov. 21 - Brooklyn, NY @ Output (FIXED 10th Anniversary)
Thu. Dec. 4 - Brighton, UK @ Brighton Dome
Fri. Dec. 12 - Manchester, UK @ The Warehouse Project - SOLD OUT
Tue. Dec. 16 - Cape Town, ZA @ Sónar Cape Town
Mon. Jan. 26 – Auckland, NZ @ Laneway Festival
Sat. Jan. 31 – Brisbane, AU @ Laneway Festival
Sun. Feb. 1 – Sydney, AU @ Laneway Festival
Fri. Feb. 6 @ Adelaide, AU @ Laneway Festival
Sat. Feb. 7 – Melbourne, AU @ Laneway Festival
Sun. Feb. 8 – Freemantle, AU @ Laneway Festival
Fri. April 24 - London, UK @ Brixton Academy 

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