Animal Collective is pleased to announce the release of their eleventh full-length album, Painting With, released on February 19. Today, the band share first single ‘FloriDada.’ Listen to it below.
For fifteen years Animal Collective has been rewriting the musical map, their line-up and aesthetic shifting with each astonishing release as they continue their pursuit of a new psychedelia. Their wild path has taken them from cramped concrete basement shows and forest floor singalongs to immersive installations at the Guggenheim and performances to millions on national television. So where to from here?
Dizzyingly upbeat and gloriously realized, the new album bounces and pops with an urgent, ecstatic energy, propelled by polyrhythmic beats and gurgling modular synth, with Noah Lennox and Dave Portner’s vocals gleefully falling in and out of syncopation and off-kilter harmony.
Working as a trio, Portner (Avey Tare), Lennox (Panda Bear) and Brian Weitz (Geologist) began trading demos in early 2015, pursuing a goal of what Portner calls “really short songs: no B.S, get in, get out material…” The three met in Asheville during that spring and began exploring the songs together. Recording took place in the legendary EastWest Studios in Hollywood, home to sessions by The Beach Boys and Marvin Gaye. The album features contributions from John Cale and Colin Stetson, and was engineered by Sonny DiPerri.
The result: Painting With. Warm and personal, kaleidoscopic and high definition, concerned with art (Cubism, Dadaism, and the distorted way those artists viewed the world) and the human experience, and the meeting of both - creating something elemental, joyous, and unmistakably Animal Collective.
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. The limited deluxe edition format exclusively available via the Animal Collective and Domino stores includes a choice of one of the three covers, 180 gram heavyweight vinyl, a zoetropic 12" turntable slipmat that animates when activated in part with a strobe light, and a bonus 7” featuring two exclusive non-album tracks mailed at a later date. All pre-orders, including from iTunes, come with an instant download of "FloriDada."
Top: Painting With three different covers by Brian DeGraw featuring from left to right: Avey Tare, Geologist and Panda Bear Bottom: Painting With limited deluxe edition featuring a choice of album cover, a sticker sheet, bonus 7", and zoetropic turntable slipmat.
Animal Collective Painting With tracklisting 1. FloriDada 2. Hocus Pocus 3. Vertical 4. Lying In The Grass 5. The Burglars 6. Natural Selection 7. Bagels In Kiev 8. On Delay 9. Spilling Guts 10. Summing The Wretch 11. Golden Gal 12. Recycling
Animal Collective photo by Hisham Akira Bharoocha / Abby Portner and face & body painted by Matt Deifer. Animal Collective website gifmelting effect by Chris Shier http://chz.bz.
Hyper-creative, acclaimed ‘gypsy brewer’ Mikkeller has partnered with Domino & Ribbon Music artists to create a series of custom, limited edition brews, each lovingly and collaboratively flavored, designed, and produced over the course of the last 12 months.
The brews incorporate artists’ favorite flavor profiles, and each artist involved has worked with the Mikkeller brewing team and art director to make a recipe that represents their tastes – both aesthetically and fundamentally.
The first two brews made available for purchase come courtesy of Hamilton Leithauser (Black Hours Stout) and The Pastels (Pastelism).
Hamilton Leithauser, lead singer of The Walkmen, released his debut solo album Black Hours via Ribbon Music in June of last year.
Seminal Glaswegian band The Pastels released Slow Summits via Domino in 2013.
Beers created by White Lung and Real Estate will soon be available. Stay tuned for more in the series.
The beer is available via Mikkeller’s regular distributors, on their website, and in their Mikkeller-owned bars. Some beers may also be made available in selected restaurants and bars globally.
Mikkeller is an award-winning microbrewery founded in Copenhagen in 2006, which has stockists in more than 40 countries worldwide. Their style of brewing is considered very unique - their experimentation with flavor and their sometimes very limited runs of product has earned them a cult following globally. Mikkeller is consistently ranked in the top 5 breweries in the world.
Porches, the recording project of New York-based Aaron Maine, today announces the new album, Pool, set for release on February 5, 2016, via Domino. Written and recorded in his Manhattan apartment, Pool is an elegantly drawn set of gorgeous, synth-driven pop songs, expanding on and re-articulating the melancholy we’ve come to know from previous single releases on Terrible (2014’s Prism), Birdtapes (2013’s Townie Blunt Guts) and Seagreen (2014’s Leather), and a full length on Exploding in Sound (2013’s Slow Dance In The Cosmos).
Additionally, Porches today shares a video for the current single ‘Hour’, which was released digitally on October 8. Directed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz (Blood Orange, Danny Brown, St. Vincent, Petite Noir), the video stars Maine and Kline as star-crossed lovers on a night excursion. Watch the video now below.
Says Del Rio Ortiz of the clip:
"I wanted to create a simple but hallucinogenic montage dealing with a love affair that no longer exists but would never vanish. On the surface we see a young couple driving around the city and sneaking into a swimming pool. However we also see nostalgic imagery that creates a feeling of loss and illustrates a severed relationship."
Pool isPorches’ 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 the Manhattan apartment he shares with his partner and collaborator, Greta Kline a.k.a Frankie Cosmos, 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. “I’m feeling like I’m in a more permanent situation than I’ve been in before,” he says. “There is something special about recording at home. It’s why it sounds the way it does. Being able to obsess over it on your own time and being in your own little cube knowing you’re surrounded by the city, being able to go so deep into it and to spend hours building it, loving it: all of that allowed me to reflect and focus on things a little closer.”
Pool is available to pre-order now on limited pressing coke bottle clear vinyl, CD, and digital download.
Porches will be taking off on an extensive 2016 North American tour in support of Pool, 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 will be on sale tomorrow, Friday November 20 with further international live dates to be announced soon.
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
Taryn Miller, aka Your Friend, is today pleased to share the first taste of new music since last year’s debut EP, in the form of new song ‘Heathering’.
The brooding, elegantly haunted track marks a new chapter in Miller’s career – one that will be fully revealed with the release of her debut full-length, titled Gumption, on January 29, 2016 via Domino.
The release of ‘Heathering’ comes just ahead of Miller’s participation in the Red Bull Music Academy in Paris, during which she will participate in the Cosmorama event, to be held next Tuesday, November 17, alongside like-minded artists sitting at the musical intersection of lush electronica and indie-inflected pop music.
Since the release of her debut self-recorded EP, Jekyll/Hyde, in early 2014, Taryn Miller has experienced many firsts as an artist – her first tour (with Courtney Barnett), her first SXSW (in 2014, in support of the EP release), and her first time working in a proper studio with a producer. And now, the 24-year-old who resides in Lawrence, Kansas and makes music under the moniker Your Friend, begins the process of another first – the release of her debut full length album, Gumption.
Miller began writing the songs that would become Gumption at her studio space and apartment in Lawrence, Kansas after returning from touring in mid-2014. As a part of the album’s process, Miller acquired a field recorder that she used to explore sound from a familiar place. She took it to her family farm in Dexter, KS and drove around, dipping her senses into childhood nostalgia.
From there, she started recording with producer Nicolas Vernhes (The War on Drugs, Deerhunter) at the Rare Book Room in Brooklyn, which helped Your Friend fulfill a penchant for drones, loops and found sounds. “I paid attention to textures,” Miller says. “I was trying to remove myself from an approach that I had followed before, but still wanted to bring in that melodic element that is most inherent to me, and marry it with a more sonically meditative landscape.”
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.
Many Moons, the debut solo album from Martin Courtney, is out now. The bright, lush, 10-song collection of soft psychedelia, which was previewed during a string of CMJ shows earlier this month, 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.
Today, we're 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, which premieres this Wednesday, November 4 at 9pm EST and re-airs Thursday, November 5 at 3am and 4pm ET; Friday, November 6 at 9am ET; Sunday, November 8 at noon ET.
Courtney and band also recorded a live session for KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, which airs Thursday, November 19. In advance of that date, you can watch their performance of ‘Airport Bar’ below. Also, "Northern Highway" is today's Top Tune of the Day over at KCRW.
Courtney will follow his successful run of CMJ shows from last month - which included a performance at The Fader Fort, Space Ninety8, a Brooklyn Vegan showcase at Baby’s All Right, a WFUV showcase at Rockwood Music Hall (watch "Northern Highway" from it above), and KEXP's Live From The Cutting Room session - with a show at new Brooklyn, NY venue National Sawdust on Friday, November 20, and a short west coast run in January 2016. More dates to be announced soon.
Martin Courtney tour dates 11-20 Brooklyn, NY - National Sawdust [Buy tickets] 01-18 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo [Buy tickets] 01-19 San Diego, CA - The Casbah [Buy tickets] 01-20 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel [Buy tickets]
Today, the unstoppable electronic-pop duo Bob Moses premiered the official video for their wildly popular and infectious new track “Tearing Me Up.” The track – taken from their critically acclaimed debut album Days Gone By (out now on Domino) – has garnered more than half a million plays on Soundcloud alone, reaching the #1 position on Hype Machine three times in the space of just a few weeks, and continues to receive praise from fans and critics since its worldwide debut on World First by Zane Lowe on Apple Beats1.
The video was directed by Zack Spiger, was shot in Paris, and can be watched below.
This summer and autumn, Bob Moses (a.k.a Jimmy Vallance and Tom Howie) have been trotting the globe, headlining sold out shows across North America, Europe and the UK.
Their debut album Days Gone Byhas won critics across the board with Billboard Magazine noting them as having the “authenticity to appease genre purists, yet the lyrical depth to attract non-electronic fans,” Entertainment Weekly praised the duo for serving up “one of the year’s most chilled-out, enveloping electro-pop albums” whilst industry critic Bob Lefsetz announced in his newsletter that they reminded him of “The Beatles testing the limits in 1966.”
Blood Orange – aka Devonté Hynes – today releases a new song, titled ‘Sandra’s Smile’, accompanied by a video shot last week in New York. Directed and edited by Hynes himself, and featuring cameos from Junglepussy, Ian Isiah, and Waffle Crew, the ‘Sandra’s Smile’ video can be seen HERE.
Blood Orange will perform his first U.S. show of 2015 on December 12, 2015 when he returns to the stage at Harlem’s World FamousApollo Theater in NYC alongside a cast of friends and collaborators.
The show at Harlem’s World Famous Apollo Theater will feature not only music from Hynes’ critically acclaimed first two albums under the Blood Orange moniker, but will also include the live debut of brand new Blood Orange material.
All proceeds from the show will benefit the Opus 118 Harlem School of Music, a program that transforms the lives of their students and families through access to quality music education both in-school and after-school.
Says Hynes, “Playing music saved my life; if it wasn't for the chance to play cello or piano when I was a kid growing up in Essex, I shudder to think where I'd be right now. At this point in my life, all that matters to me is giving back to communities and making people happy, so I have decided to put on a fun night of performances at the legendary Apollo Theatre in Harlem that is hopefully affordable to all, with all proceeds going to the Opus 118 Harlem School of Music. New York City, let's have some fun!"
The Domino Recording Company is looking for a full time Marketing/Project Manager based in our Brooklyn, NY office. This position reports to the Director of Marketing. We are seeking an individual who has great interpersonal skills, is a self-starter and has the ability to work in an open and creative group environment. The position is responsible for the development and oversight of marketing and promotional campaigns for our roster of artists as well as maintaining the front line relationship with the artists and their management. The position requires strong organizational and communication skills; the ability to work under pressure; strong musical knowledge, particularly of Domino's roster and an awareness of the ever-changing music marketplace. At least four years of professional experience in the music business is required and previous applicable project management experience is preferred. The exact title and salary will be commensurate with experience.
·Develop and execute distinctive marketing campaigns that include oversight of sales, radio, promotion, advertising, publicity, licensing and touring.
·Act as the day-to-day point person for a dedicated roster of artists.
·Maintain artist and management relationships via constant communication.
·Prepare and maintain project budgets.
·Coordinate the delivery of album masters, artwork, and packaging.
·Work closely with label staff both domestically and internationally in the development and execution of marketing plans.
·Assist in the delivery of creative assets such as commissioning of music videos, EPKs, photos, biographies, and promotional materials.
·Work with the publicity department to plan and coordinate artist's schedules and promotional activities.
·Develop and maintain industry relationships with booking agents, promoters, publicists, and marketing companies.
·Minimum of four years’ experience in the music industry or related field
·Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred
·Excellent written and verbal communication skills
·Attention to detail
·Proficiency in MS Office
·Ability to multitask
Domino Recording Co. was founded in the UK in 1993 by Laurence Bell, who is still the primary creative force of the company. Initially focused on releasing singles and albums by American artists in the UK (Pavement, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Sebadoh), the label has expanded over the past decade to include offices in New York, Berlin, Paris and Sydney and has had considerable worldwide success, both commercial and artistic, with acts as diverse as Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors, Real Estate, The Kills and Jon Hopkins to name a few.
Please send your resumés to the attention of Monique Adderly: email@example.com
Baltimore-based musician Dan Deacon has announced upcoming tour dates with Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz. Deacon will open for the band in Chicago, Detroit, Washington, D.C., Boston, New York City and Philadelphia.
Deacon says: "I felt like I was in the 'Phantom Tollbooth' when the offer to open the Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz tour came in, but I have a pretty weird life and tend to end up in really bizarre situations that I never in a million years would have pictured. I think it's safe to say without any doubt that the experience of touring with Miley and everyone. It will be one of the most reality curving events of my career thus far. Mostly I'm really looking forward to introducing my music and performance to the 'smilers' and to watch this show unfold each night."
Deacon has also announced headlining tour dates that include shows at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn and The Filmore in San Francisco. The fall tour comes up after a series of festival dates including performances at Outside Lands in San Francisco, Life Is Beautiful in Las Vegas, Landmark Music in Washington, DC and Tenacious D's-curated Festival Supreme in Los Angeles. See all upcoming dates and watch the videos for "Feel the Lightning" and "When I Was Done Dying" from his most recent album Gliss Riffer below.
Dan Deacon tour dates: 10-16 Encinitas, CA - Lux Art Institute 10-23 Nashville, TN - The East Room 10-30 Ames, IA - Iowa State University (KURE Festival) 11-18 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop 11-19 Chicago, IL - Riviera * 11-20 Columbus, OH - Rumba Cafe 11-21 Detroit, MI - Fillmore * 11-22 Cincinnati, OH - Madison Live 11-27 Washington, DC - Echostage * 11-28 New York, NY - Terminal 5 * 11-30 Providence, RI - Fete Ballroom 12-01 Burlington, VT - Arts Riot 12-02 Portland, ME - SPACE Gallery 12-03 Ithaca, NY - The Haunt 12-04 Kingston, NY - BSP Kingston 12-05 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory * 12-06 Boston, MA - House Of Blues * 12-19+20 Houston, TX - Houston Free Press 12-29 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl 01-29 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
December 11th marks the release of A Folk Set Apart: Rarities, B-Sides & Space Junk, Etc., an alternate retelling of the last decade in the life of extraordinary songwriter Cass McCombs.
Comprising songs from 2003-2014, the album showcases McCombs’ thematic and emotional diversity. A black mirror to his catalogue, there are varying moments of reflection, madness, and dark humor. Also of politics - “Bradley Manning,” which debuted on Democracy Now, is a modern folk ballad of the convicted Army whistleblower, and directly quotes Manning’s own Facebook posts. McCombs has a unique ability to stitch together ancient techniques with our current primitive mind.
For all their differences, this collection of songs reveals the artist as navigator of avoidance. They have been unearthed from the so-called underground - culled from the various limited, rare sources from which they were initially released on different independent labels on both sides of the pond, now compiled by Domino. For the past decade, most of these have been next to impossible to find, and for the first time are now readily available. Many were first unveiled as split 7”s, only sold at shows, whose artist pairings are as diverse as McCombs’ own musical tendencies: e.g. Meat Puppets (“Evangeline,” “Night of the World”), Michael Hurley (“Three Men Sitting On A Hollow Log”) and White Magic (“If You Loved Me Before”).
McCombs is a perennial favorite of many acclaimed musicians - as evidenced by the broad range of guests who appear on the tracks: Mike Gordon (Phish) co-wrote and lent his unmistakable vocal to the bizarre experiment, “Texas”; PREfection-era drummer, Tim Dewit aka Dutch E. Germ (Gang Gang Dance) on “A.Y.D.”; drummer Joe Russo (Furthur) on “Evangeline” and “Night Of The World”; Chris Cohen (Deerhoof) plays guitar on “Poet’s Day” and “An Other”;Tim Cedar (from noise/punk band Ligament) drums on “Twins”; among many other anti-heroes from the musical underground, proving community defies classification.
Parallel universes obviously exist, but where are they before we experience them? The occult world stalks us until the final coup-de-gras. But McCombs is not a mystic but a brutal realist, exposing himself warts and all, in the punk tradition.
These songs will both satiate and perplex those already familiar with McCombs, while compelling and rewarding new listeners, pointing a way towards his back catalog. It’s a glimpse behind the studio curtain at one of the greatest songwriters of the 21st Century. True trash esoterica.
A Folk Set Apart includes 19 songs (19 on CD, 11 on LP + 8 digital bonus tracks) all remastered for this release. Five of these songs are previously unreleased. The LP is a single vinyl in a gatefold jacket, which includes a printed inner sleeve and an MP3 download card.
McCombs will be playing a string of US dates in the coming weeks. October sees him open for Kurt Vile on the West Coast, and November he’ll be opening for My Morning Jacket on one night of their four-night run at New York’s famed Beacon Theatre. Details below.
Cass McCombs’ Tour Dates:
Wed. Oct. 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre [TIX ]*