Animal Collective have launched a free iOS app, that allows early access to the song ‘Lying in the Grass’ from their forthcoming studio album, Painting With. Download the app from the iTunes App Store here.
While listening to the song "Lying In The Grass," the Painting With app allows for real-time collaborative painting between two users. Fans can record, submit, and share their creations from the app to Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #PaintingWith. The submissions are displayed in real-time on the Animal Collective website here. The app also includes a strobe light feature that animates the zoetropic turntable slipmat that is included in the deluxe edition LP format. The song sees its official release via digital platforms thi Monday, February 1.
A worldwide 2016 Animal Collective tour is now on sale. All shows are listed below.
Animal Collective tour dates 02-19 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer * SOLD OUT 02-20 Portsmouth, NH - 3S Artspace * SOLD OUT 02-22 Boston, MA - Royale Boston * SOLD OUT 02-23 New York, NY - Irving Plaza * SOLD OUT 02-24 New York, NY - Irving Plaza * SOLD OUT 02-26 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall * SOLD OUT 02-27 Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall * SOLD OUT 02-28 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue * 03-01 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre * 03-02 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot * 03-04 Seattle, WA - Neptune * SOLD OUT 03-05 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater * SOLD OUT 03-07 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater * 03-08 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre * SOLD OUT 03-09 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre * SOLD OUT 03-11 - 03-13 Phoenix, AZ - McDowell Mountain Music Festival 04-01 Brussels, BE - Botanique - Orangerie ^ 04-02 The Hague, NL - Rewire Festival (Paard van Tronje) 04-04 Hamburg, DE - Uebel & Gefahrlich ^ 04-05 Berlin, DE - Postbahnof ^ 04-07 Milan, IT - C2C Festival (Magazzini Generali) ^ 04-08 Stans, CH - Stanser Musiktage Festival (Kollegi) 04-09 Paris, FR - La Cigale ^ 04-11 London, UK - 02 Shepherd's Bush Empire ^ SOLD OUT 04-12 London, UK - 02 Shepherd's Bush Empire 04-13 Manchester, UK - 02 Ritz ^ 04-28 Fayetteville, AR - George’s Majestic Lounge SOLD OUT 04-30 - 05-01 Austin, TX - Levitation 05-01 Tulsa, OK - Cains Ballroom + 05-03 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant + 05-04 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre + 05-06 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works + 05-07 Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre + 05-08 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel + SOLD OUT 05-10 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club + SOLD OUT 05-11 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club + 05-13 Wilmington, DE - Word Café Live at the Queen + SOLD OUT 05-14 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom +
* with Ratking ^ with GFOTY + with Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
We're happy to announce the Domino debut Potential from Brooklyn, NY-based musician James Hinton, aka The Range, out March 25, 2016.
The magic of Potential, following 2013’s Nonfiction - is as a document of its time. The Range has made an electronic record inspired by Baltimore club, early ‘00s grime and mid ‘00s electronica, but also as a member of the last generation that will remember going online for the first time. Listen to lead single “Florida” below.
As its backbone, Potential utilizesa series of vocal samples that Hinton found in the deep corners of YouTube, introducing us to unknown artists expressing themselves unfettered by the constraints of industry. He might be fascinated by the code that determines his YouTube searches, but what truly grips him are the human stories behind the samples. Hinton explains, “I found each person by using a small set of search terms on YouTube. Each song is inextricably linked to the point in time that I came across each video. I endeavored to tie the songs of Potential together by telling my own story alongside the stories of the people I sampled. Every song tries to acknowledge a sense of vulnerability or difficulty in life, as well as an intense drive to cope with problems in ways that don't drag you into the abyss.”
In addition to the forthcoming album Potential, a documentary titled Superimpose, directed by Daniel Kaufman, out this spring, will look at the human stories behind the unknown artists included on the album. As Hinton states, “I am very conscious that these people who I have sampled elevate what I do, just as much as my record brings their work somewhere else.” Watch the documentary trailer below.
Potential will be available in CD, LP, deluxe double LP edition, and digital formats. The deluxe double LP edition, pictured above, is available to pre-order exclusively from the Domino Mart and includes a bonus 4 track Strings 12” EP and instant download of “Florida.” It will be limited to 1000 copies worldwide.
The Range will be playing a handful of pre-release shows in March. Dates below, with more extensive touring to be announced soon.
The Range live dates: 03-01 Los Angeles, CA - Resident 03-09 London, UK - Pickle Factory
Potential tracklisting 1. Regular 2. Copper Wire 3. Florida 4. Superimpose 5. Five Four 6. Falling Out of Phase 7. No Loss 8. Skeptical 9. Retune 10. So 11. 1804
Strings EP tracklisting 1. The Magic 2. True Value 3. Flag 4. Naught
Minneapolis band Night Moves are pleased to announce their new album, Pennied Days, due for release on March 25, 2016 on Domino. The first single from the forthcoming album, ‘Denise, Don’t Wanna See You Cry’, is released today alongside a music video, directed by Anthony Sylvester (director of Shamir’s ‘In For The Kill’ and ‘On The Regular’ videos) and shot in upstate New York late last year. Watch the video below now.
Formed in 2009 in the Twin Cities, Night Moves is composed at its core of John Pelant and Micky Alfano. Friends since high school, their bond was solidified when Alfano lent Pelant his copy of George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass, a luminous classic of turn-the-page melancholy that echoes through Pennied Days. Over time, Pelant and Alfano broadened their scope to allow for a wide array of maverick influences, ranging from traditionalist heroes like Leon Russell and The Band to r’n’b originators Curtis Mayfield and Sly Stone to pre-punk experimentalists Suicide. (They also love Joe Walsh, like all free-thinking Americans.)
For Pennied Days, Pelant channeled both his disillusionment and his quiet resolve into a set of beautiful, melodic songs whose sunny surface obscures an inner darkness. Pennied Days might ultimately be as breezy and pleasurable as the records Pelant grew up loving, but that description belies the years of work the band put into making the album.
“A lot of the songs are about trying to find yourself and what your future will look like and who you are – life overall,” Pelant says now — a seemingly simple statement about the most complicated of personal journeys. After releasing their 2012 debut, Colored Emotions — and touring with the likes of Father John Misty, Lord Huron, Django Django, and Poliça — Pelant set about recording demos for the follow-up. Originally, he planned on making another record quickly — Pelant is compulsively creative, writing loads of hooky pop songs in short bursts. (The band has few hobbies outside of music, beyond “drinking, wasting time talking about life, girls, and partying.”). But sessions for Pennied Days stretched far longer than anticipated, with the music veering from Flaming Lips-influenced doomsday dirges to the folky, laidback material the band were known for, and so eventually producer John Agnello was introduced to help steer things back on course, resulting in a 9 song collection of future folk-rock, paisley-tinged guitar licks, and even a piano jam or two.
Pre-order Pennied Days via iTunes HERE, or via the Domino Mart HERE. The deluxe LP - limited to 500 copies worldwide and available via the Dom Mart - comes in a single jacket with a printed inner sleeve, and includes a limited edition 10 inch with three bonus tracks. Each pre-order receives an instant download of ‘Denise, Don’t Wanna See You Cry’.
Taryn Miller, aka Your Friend, will release her debut album, Gumption, on January 29th via Domino. The second single from Gumption, “Come Back From It,” debuts today on Noisey with an accompanying video directed by Christophe Acker / Thatfilm and shot at the end of last year in Paris.
Says Miller, “We shot the footage on my last day in Paris, when I was there last November for Red Bull Music Academy, which was postponed following the awful events in November. It was freezing, and wild. He (the motorcycle driver) was weaving between highway traffic and at times, splitting the space between semis. It all came together at the very end of my trip, and was a really lovely way to leave after seeing what so many endured. There was this juxtaposition of the time that I arrived, and the night before I left. The streets were empty on my first day there, and it was exhilarating to be riding back into the city like that, and to have witnessed such resilience during such a dark time.”
“Come Back From It,” was composed of salvaged pieces of an almost entirely scrapped song during Gumption’s demoing process. The whirling, dark, drum loop (arguably the backbone) and the crackling drone were the only original pieces of audio from the demo. Producer Nicolas Vernhes encouraged that there was something about the lurching nature of those elements that was worth pursuing. Miller already had a sense of verses, but there wasn’t a “relief,” as Vernhes said, when referring to a chorus. Vernhes sat her in the control room of Rare Book Room in Brooklyn and played Lou Reed’s “Pale Blue Eyes,” with the both of them in silence, then said, “You have thirty minutes, go write a chorus.” After the structure was formed, Miller took on the task of creating several, separate loops for each chord in the entire song, and Vernhes collaging them and achieving an overall cinematic type of texture.
“Come Back From It” follows the album opener and first single, “Heathering,” a brooding track Miller had been working on long before entering the studio. The opening acoustic guitar sample was something that Vernhes had caught before she knew they were tracking. It was left as somewhat of a playful placeholder initially, but then ultimately became an endearing and important part of the opening.
Gumption deals with the dualities and nuances of human interaction, and questions how much we, as individuals, are responsible for in the ways we are perceived. It’s a record of courage, as its title suggests - of having the willingness to make necessary shifts, and to have a sense of self-awareness that ultimately leads to growth.
Gumption will be available on CD and standard LP via the Domino Mart. Pre-order the album from the Domino Mart HERE or iTunes HERE and receive an instant download of “Heathering.” The standard LP comes in a single jacket with a printed inner sleeve and is accompanied by a MP3 download card.
Your Friend will tour in support of Gumption this spring with Domino label mates Porches and Alex G making a stop at SXSW, her first trip back since 2014. A full list of dates is below. Stay tuned for all news and updates via the new Your Friend website HERE.
Porches’ new album Pool is out via Domino on February 5th, and ahead of its release, the band is pleased to share a video for its latest single, ‘Be Apart’. Premiered via Fader, ‘Be Apart’ can be viewed below now.
The video was directed by Daniel Brereton (Connan Mockasin, Django Django, Kindness, Metronomy) and was filmed outside London during a recent UK/EU tour.
Says Maine on ‘Be Apart’:
“’Be Apart’ is sort of about moving to New York City and wanting to belong. It's about nightlife, about being taken away, losing control, longing for acceptance, and letting go. I imagine the music video portraying some sort of cult or family living in a mansion. The cult/mansion represent both what you might long to be a part of and also the sentiment of longing to be elsewhere, a part of what is outside.”
This video comes off the back of the previously released ‘Hour’ (watch HERE), which features Maine's partner and frequent collaborator, Greta Kline a.k.a Frankie Cosmos.
Next month marks the much-anticipated release of Pool, Porches’ debut full-length for Domino and a major step forward for Maine —as an evolving singer/songwriter, and as a nascent producer. Written and recorded almost entirely in his Manhattan apartment, and mixed by Chris Coady (Beach House, Grizzly Bear, Tobias Jesso Jr) in Los Angeles, Pool was influenced, in part, by settling in the city as an artist and a person. Says Maine, “there was something special about recording this album in my new home. To be surrounded by the city and in my own world at the same time. I quickly became obsessed with the energy around me, and my experience of New York - I was forced to see my music in an entirely different context. This was challenging, but also exciting, when the songs started to sound like a true reflection of what I was feeling in my new surroundings."
Pool is available to pre-order now on limited pressing clear vinyl, CD, and digital download.
Porches will be taking off on an extensive 2016 North American tour, starting March 9 in Washington, DC. The tour is a co-headline with label-mate Alex G, and will feature Your Friend, another fellow Domino artist, on support for all dates. Tickets to all shows are on sale now.
PORCHES TOUR DATES
Wed Mar 9 || Washington, DC || Rock & Roll Hotel
Thurs Mar 10 || Richmond, VA || Strange Matter
Fri Mar 11 || Chapel Hill, NC || Cat’s Cradle Backroom
Sat Mar 12 || Savannah, GA || Savannah Stopover Festival
Sun Mar 13 || Orlando, FL || Backbooth
Mon Mar 14 || Tallahassee, FL || Club Downunder
Wed Mar 16 || Houston, TX || Walters
Sat Mar 19 || Dallas, TX || Spillover Music Fest
Mon Mar 21 || Denver, CO || Lost Lake
Tues Mar 22 || Salt Lake City, UT || Kilby Court
Wed Mar 23 || Boise, ID || Treefort Music Fest
Thurs Mar 24 || Portland, OR || Analog Café
Fri Mar 25 || Seattle, WA || Vera Project
Sat Mar 26 || Vancouver, BC || The Cobalt
Mon Mar 28 || San Francisco, CA || Rickshaw Stop
Tues Mar 29 || Los Angeles, CA || The Echo
Thurs Mar 31 || Santa Ana, CA || The Observatory – Constellation Room
Fri Apr 1 || San Diego, CA || Che Café
Sat Apr 2 || Phoenix, AZ || Rebel Lounge
Sun Apr 3 || Albuquerque, NM || The Co-Op
Tues Apr 5 || Omaha, NE || Slowdown
Wed Apr 6 || Minneapolis, MN || 7th St Entry
Thurs Apr 7 || Madison, WI || UW Student Union
Fri Apr 8 || Grinnell, IA || Grinnell College – Gardner Lounge
Sat Apr 9 || Chicago, IL || Bottom Lounge
Sun Apr 10 || Detroit, MI || Majestic Café
Mon Apr 11 || Toronto, ON || Horseshoe Tavern
Tues Apr 12 || Boston, MA || Middle East Downstairs
Wed Apr 13 || Brooklyn, NY || Music Hall of Williamsburg
Thurs Apr 14 || Philadelphia, PA || Union Transfer
Animal Collective has premiered the video for new single "FloriDada," from the forthcoming album Painting With, out February 19. The video was produced and directed by PFFR and can now be viewed below. The video will have its US television premiere tomorrow night, Saturday Jan 9, on Adult Swim during the Toonami block of programming.
A worldwide 2016 Animal Collective tour went on sale last month, with many shows selling out quickly, including two shows in both LA and NYC. Due to overwhelming demand, the band is announcing a second show in London at Shepherds Bush Empire as well moving their Manchester show to O2 Ritz. All shows listed below.
The band has shared a Spotify playlist highlighting songs from their 15 year career. Listen to it here or at the bottom.
Painting With will be available in standard CD, LP, and a limited deluxe edition format. The album in CD and LP formats will be available in three different covers, featuring each Animal Collective member – Avey Tare, Geologist, and Panda Bear - as painted by Brian DeGraw and displayed below. There are very few remaining deluxe edition copies remaining via the Animal Collective and Domino stores. All pre-orders from either store, including from iTunes, come with an instant download of "FloriDada."
Animal Collective tour dates: 02-19 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer * SOLD OUT 02-20 Portsmouth, NH - 3S Artspace * SOLD OUT 02-22 Boston, MA - Royale Boston * SOLD OUT 02-23 New York, NY - Irving Plaza * SOLD OUT 02-24 New York, NY - Irving Plaza * SOLD OUT 02-26 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall * SOLD OUT 02-27 Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall * SOLD OUT 02-28 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue * 03-01 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre * 03-02 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot * 03-04 Seattle, WA - Neptune * 03-05 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater * 03-07 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater * 03-08 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre * SOLD OUT 03-09 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre * SOLD OUT 03-11 to 03-13 Phoenix, AZ - McDowell Mountain Music Festival 04-01 Brussels, BE - Botanique - Orangerie ^ 04-02 The Hague, NL - Rewire Festival (Paard van Tronje) 04-04 Hamburg, DE - Uebel & Gefahrlich ^ 04-05 Berlin, DE - Postbahnof ^ 04-07 Milan, IT - C2C Festival (Magazzini Generali) ^ 04-08 Stans, CH - Stanser Musiktage Festival (Kollegi) 04-09 Paris, FR - La Cigale ^ 04-11 London, UK - 02 Shepherd's Bush Empire ^ SOLD OUT 04-12 London, UK - 02 Shepherd's Bush Empire 04-13 Manchester, UK - 02 Ritz ^ 04-28 Fayetteville, AR - George’s Majestic Lounge + SOLD OUT 04-29 to 05-01 Austin, TX - Levitation Festival 05-01 Tulsa, OK - Cains Ballroom + 05-03 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant + 05-04 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre + 05-06 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works + 05-07 Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre + 05-08 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel + 05-10 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club + 05-13 Wilmington, DE - Word Café Live at the Queen + 05-14 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom +
* with Ratking ^ with GFOTY + with Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Following the release of her richly acclaimed new album Have You In My Wilderness, Julia Holter is sharing the video for the album’s latest single, Silhouette, directed by Rick Bahto. Watch the video now below.
Alongside the video, Holter has announced a string of additional North American and UK dates, taking her through February of 2016. See below for a full itinerary, tickets for all dates are on sale now.
Julia Holter 2016 tour dates:
01-28 San Diego, CA - Irenic 01-30 Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom 01-31 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel 02-02 Portland, OR - Holocene 02-03 Seattle, WA - Columbia City Theater 02-04 Vancouver, British Columbia - The Cobalt 02-08 Paris France - New Morning 02-11 Southampton, England - Engine Rooms 02-12 Cardiff, England - From Now On Festival 02-15 London, England - Oval Space 02-16 Manchester, England - Gorilla 02-17 Dublin, Ireland - Button Factory 02-19 Glasgow, Scotland - SWG3 Studio Warehouse 02-20 Edinburgh, England - Summerhall Arts Venue 02-23 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom 02-26 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s 02-27 Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe 02-28 Columbus, OH - Rumba Cafe 03-01 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry 03-02 Chicago, IL - Constellation 03-04 Toronto, ON - The Great Hall 03-05 Laval, QC - La Maison Des Arts De Laval 03-06 Boston, MA - Great Scott
Have You In My Wilderness is available on CD (WIGCD341), digital (WIG341D) and LP (WIGLP341). The album includes the singles ‘Feel You’ (watch the video HERE) and ‘Silhouette’ (watch the video HERE) as well as previously released tracks ‘Sea Calls Me Home’ (watch the video HERE) and ‘Betsy On The Roof’ (listen to the official audio HERE).
Animal Collective is pleased to announce an extensive worldwide tour in 2016, in support of their recently announced new album, Painting With, out February 19, 2016. For a full list of dates, see below. Tickets to all shows go on sale this Friday.
The band’s new studio album, Painting With, was announced last week alongside a stream of the first single "FloriDada." Listen to it below. In addition, the band has shared a Spotify playlist highlighting songs from their 15 year career. Listen to it here or below
Animal Collective tour dates: 02-19 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer * 02-20 Portsmouth, NH - 3S Artspace * 02-22 Boston, MA - Royale Boston * 02-23 New York, NY - Irving Plaza * 02-26 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall * 02-27 Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall * 02-28 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue * 03-01 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre * 03-02 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot * 03-04 Seattle, WA - Neptune * 03-05 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater * 03-07 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater * 03-08 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre * 03-11 to 03-13 Phoenix, AZ - McDowell Mountain Music Festival 04-01 Brussels, BE - Botanique - Orangerie ^ 04-02 The Hague, NL - Rewire Festival (Paard van Tronje) 04-04 Hamburg, DE - Uebel & Gefahrlich ^ 04-05 Berlin, DE - Postbahnof ^ 04-07 Milan, IT - C2C Festival (Magazzini Generali) ^ 04-08 Stans, CH - Stanser Musiktage Festival (Kollegi) 04-09 Paris, FR - La Cigale ^ 04-11 London, UK - 02 Shepard's Bush Empire ^ 04-13 Manchester, UK - Manchester Academy ^ 04-28 Fayetteville, AR - George’s Majestic Lounge + 04-29 to 05-01 Austin, TX - Levitation Festival 05-01 Tulsa, OK - Cains Ballroom + 05-03 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant + 05-04 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre + 05-06 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works + 05-07 Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre + 05-08 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel + 05-10 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club + 05-13 Wilmington, DE - Word Café Live at the Queen + 05-14 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom +
* with Ratking ^ with GFOTY + with Kaitlyn Smith
Animal Collective photo by Hisham Akira Bharoocha / Abby Portner and face & body painted by Matt Deifer.
After capping off 2015 with a sold-out album release show at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, we're excited to announce additional tour dates from Martin Courtney, in support of his debut solo album Many Moons. The shows will feature his full band - Jarvis Taveniere of Woods, Matt Kallman of Real Estate, Doug Keith and Aaron Neveu - and will be the first time fans in cities beyond New York experience the album live.
The bright, lush, 10-song collection of soft psychedelia, which was previewed during a string of CMJ shows earlier this year, further cements the Real Estate songwriter’s talent for writing deceptively affecting songs – jangly, melancholic jams touching on themes of past and present, loss and love, home and the heart. Purchase it now on CD or LP from the Domino Mart, your fine local record store, or purchase / stream it from a digital retailer.
We're also happy to share two videos from Martin Courtney and his band. The first is a cover of Pavement’s "Major Leagues" recorded as part of a Sirius XMU session. Courtney and band recently recorded a live session for KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, watch a performance of "Airport Bar" below. Fast forward to 17 minutes into the stream to hear them cover Richard Hell's Time.
Speaking of radio, "Northern Highway" was recently featured in NPR Music's Heavy Rotation "10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing." Read more about it here. Special thanks to WFUV.
Martin Courtney tour dates: 01-18 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo 01-19 San Diego, CA - The Casbah 01-20 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel 02-02 Philadelphia, PA - Boot and Saddle 02-03 Washington, DC - DC9 02-04 Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups 02-06 Madison, WI - University of Wisconsin Student Union 02-07 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry 02-09 Chicago, IL - Schuba’s 02-11 Detroit, MI - Majestic Cafe 02-12 Ithaca, NY - The Haunt 02-13 Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right 02-14 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall