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BLOOD ORANGE 'FREETOWN SOUND' OUT NOW; WATCH THE VIDEO FOR 'AUGUSTINE'

Blood Orange | 06/29/16

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Blood Orange's highly anticipated new album, Freetown Sound, is out now.

Written and produced by Hynes, and featuring musical contributions from Nelly Furtado, Carly Rae Jepsen, BEA1991, Debbie Harry, Adam Bainbridge (a.k.a. Kindness), Empress Of, Ian Isiah, Kelsey Lu, Jason Arce, Ava Raiin, Aaron Maine (a.k.a. Porches), Bryndon Cook (a.k.a. Starchild) and Patrick Wimberly, Freetown Sound is a tour de force, a confluence of Hynes' past, present, and future that melds his influences with his own established musical voice.

"A committed cultural citizen, he stands out among the New York musicians of his generation. Mr. Hynes's modern bohemianism feels like a holdover from an earlier time, more reminiscent of the uptown-downtown cross-pollination of the early 1980s, or how Lou Reed bridged proto-punk and art, or how Warhol's Factory took in the outcasts from all the city's scenes and gave them a home.

His cultural life is broad and fluid, a throwback to when New York culture was less professionalized, more intimate and less segmented. "Freetown Sound" suggests a conversation with the city, navigating a host of styles while weaving in vocal snippets of local characters, from KRS-One to Ta-Nehisi Coates. - THE NEW YORK TIMES

Head here to pre-order the deluxe edition LP available exclusively through the Domino Mart. The deluxe contains the album on double LP housed in a wide spine jacket, and a bonus 10" with two additional non-album tracks "Do You See My Skin Through The Flames" and "Sandra's Smile," as well as a double sided 24x36 poster. The CD and LP are available August 19th.

Freetown Sound Tracklisting

01.  By Ourselves
02.  Augustine
03.  Chance
04.  Best To You
05.  With Him
06.  E.V.P.
07.  Love Ya
08.  But You
09.  Desirée
10.  Hands Up
11.  Hadron Collider
12.  Squash Squash
13.  Juicy 1-4
14.  Better Than Me
15.  Thank You
16.  I Know
17.  Better Numb

Blood Orange is playing the following shows this summer in support of Freetown Sound. More shows will be announced soon.

Blood Orange 2016 Tour Dates

06/30 Copenhagen, DE - Roskilde
07/02 London, UK - Hyde Park
07/05 London, UK - Koko
07/07 Milan, IT - Festival Moderno, Circolo Magnolia
07/09 Turku, FI - Ruisrock
07/16 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07/23 New York, NY - Panorama Festival
07/27 Berkeley, CA - Greek Theater
07/28 Los Angeles, CA - FYF

 

PORCHES SHARE VIDEO FOR 'CAR'; ANNOUNCE US, UK, EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

Porches | 06/27/16

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Porches return with a tropical-feeling avant-garde video for track 'Car', a standout single from the group’s latest album 'Pool'.

The video was co-produced by Urban Outfitters as the 26th installment of their UO Music Video Series. Check out their blog for behind the scene photos and an interview with video director Daniel Brereton. Over the past 5 years, the UO Music Video Series has helped produce music videos for bands including Empress of, Petite Noir, Ariel Pink, Perfume Genius, and Spoon.

Pool is available to buy now on vinyl, CD, and digital download. A translucent pink cassette version of the record will also be available on the road this fall, with limited online availability right now through the Domino Mart.

To coincide with the new video, the band have also announced a string of new US, UK, and European tour dates for the Fall. See below for the full itinerary:

Porches 2016 Tour Dates:

09/03 Philadelphia, PA - Made in America Festival – Fairmount Park
09/04 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
09/05 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
09/06 Durham, NC - The Pinkhook
09/07 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade – Hell Room
09/10 Houston, TX - Walkter’s
09/11 Austin, TX - Barracuda
09/13 Phoenix, AZ - Rebel
09/15 San Diego, CA - Irenic
09/16 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
09/17 Berkeley, CA - UC Berkeley
09/18 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
09/20 Portland, OR - Analog Theater
09/21 Olympia, WA - Obsidian
09/22 Seattle, WA - Crocodile
09/24 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
09/26 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
09/27 Omaha, NE - Milk Run
09/28 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry
09/29 Madison, WI - High Noon
10/01 Detroit, MI - El Club
10/02 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
10/03 Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz
10/04 Burlington, VT - ArtsRiot
10/05 Boston, MA - The Sinclair
10/18 Brighton, UK - Sticky Mike's
10/19 Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
10/20 Dublin, Ireland - Whelans
10/21 Glasgow, Scotland - The Hug & Pint
10/24 London, UK - The Dome
10/25 Lille, FR - La Péniche
10/26 Reims, FR - La Cartonnerie
10/28 Paris, FR - Pitchfork Festival
10/29 Amsterdam, NL - London Calling @ Paradiso

 

WHITE LUNG COVER GUNS N' ROSES' 'USED TO LOVE HER' FOR SIRIUS XMU; GOOGLE PLAY LIVE EP OUT TODAY

White Lung | 06/17/16

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Canadian punk band White Lung continue their ascent, with critical acclaim for their recent fourth album "Paradise" still rolling in, and a hefty US tour kicking off early next month in Los Angeles.

Paradise, released in May this year, has appeared on recent 'Best Albums of 2016 So Far' lists from Consequence of Sound, Stereogum, SPIN, and Bandcamp. Yesterday, White Lung were announced as a 2016 Polaris Music Prize nominee, alongside fellow Canadians Drake, Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Grimes, and The Weeknd.

White Lung's Mish Barber-Way recently performed a cover of Guns N' Roses 'Used To Love Her' during the band's SiriusXMU session. The entire session premiered this past Wednesday on Sirius XM's SiriusXMU and will replay again on Sunday at 12pm ET, while the cover is streaming online now.

As part of Google Play and Milk Studios' ongoing emerging artist series, White Lung recently took over Milk's New York JamRoom space for a special performance on top of their album release. The show was captured for a 5-track live EP, out today exclusively on Google Play. Other artists featured in the series include Empress Of, D.R.A.M, and more.

White Lung 2016 Tour Dates:

07/17 Vancouver, BC - Levitation
07/08 Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom*
07/09 San Diego, CA - Casbah*
07/10 Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar*
07/13 Austin, TX - The Sidewinder*
07/14 Dallas, TX - Club Dada*
07/16 St Louis, MO - The Firebird*
07/18 Bloomington, IN - Bluebird %
07/19 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom*
07/20 Detroit, MI - El Club*
07/22 Oro-Medonte, ON - WayHome Music & Arts Festival
07/24 New York, NY - Panorama Music & Arts Festival
07/29 Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival
07/30 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall ^
08/01 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle ^
08/02 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel ^
08/03 Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe ^
08/04 Columbus, OH - Big Room Bar ^
08/05 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Restaurant ^
08/06 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club ^
08/08 Winnipeg, MB - The Good Will ^
08/10 Calgary, AB - Commonwealth ^
08/12 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios ^
08/13 Seattle, WA - Neumos ^
08/15 San Francisco, CA - The Independent ^
09/04-06 Denver, CO - Riot Fest & Rodeo
09/16-18 Chicago, IL - Riot Fest & Carnival
10/07-09 Edmonton, AB - Up + Downtown Music Festival

* - w/ Plague Vendor
% - w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra
^ - w/ Greys

 

LISTEN TO THE KILLS COVER RIHANNA'S 'DESPERADO' FOR SIRIUS XMU

06/08/16

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The Kills recently performed a cover of Rihanna's 'Desperado' during a SiriusXMU session. The stunning stripped down version can be streamed online now, before the entire session premieres tonight on SiriusXM's SiriusXMU at 9pm Eastern.

The session will re-air on Thursday, June 9th at 3am and 4pm ET, Friday June 10th at 9am ET and again on Sunday at 12pm ET.

The Kills continue to tour the globe and will return to the US in September. All upcoming North American dates below.
Tickets are on sale now.

09/02 Pomona, CA - Fox Theater
09/03 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
09/04 San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park
09/07 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
09/08 Austin, TX - ACL Live at The Moody Theater
09/09 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
09/12 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
09/13 Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theater
09/14 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
09/17 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
09/18 Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s
09/20 Portland, ME - State Theatre
09/21 Montreal, QC - Metropolis
09/23 New York, NY - Terminal 5

 

THE KILLS PERFORM 'HEART OF A DOG' LIVE ON CONAN. ASH & ICE OUT NOW!

The Kills | 06/08/16

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Last week saw The Kills (Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart) release their eagerly anticipated fifth full-length album, Ash & Ice. The band, speaking to Entertainment Weekly in the lead up to the album’s release, had this to say about the record they made:

HINCE: I hope (people) can see that electric guitar music is the future! That it’s not stuck in the past, or nostalgic. I hope it makes them want to dress up and start a guitar band. And join our gang.

MOSSHART: The aim was to be open and we pushed ourselves to write in a way that could be understood and mean something to other people. Human topics and feelings - love, joy, pain, loss, confusion, and those moments of feeling wildly, wildly happy and inspired beyond any sense of reason. The classic stuff! It’s an honest record.

The Kills just completed a coast-to-coast tour of North America, finishing up on Monday in California, where the band performed a rousing version of the album’s second single ‘Heart Of A Dog’ on Conan. Watch below!

The Kills continue to tour the globe and will return to the US in September. All upcoming North American dates below.
Tickets are on sale now.

09/02 Pomona, CA - Fox Theater
09/03 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
09/04 San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park
09/07 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
09/08 Austin, TX - ACL Live at The Moody Theater
09/09 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
09/12 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
09/13 Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theater
09/14 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
09/17 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
09/18 Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s
09/20 Portland, ME - State Theatre
09/21 Montreal, QC - Metropolis
09/23 New York, NY - Terminal 5

 

BLOOD ORANGE ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM, FREETOWN SOUND, OUT JULY 1ST 2016

Blood Orange | 06/07/16

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Blood Orange - aka Devonte Hynes - will release his highly anticipated new album, Freetown Sound, on 1st July, 2016 on Domino. Written and produced by Hynes, Freetown Sound is a tour de force, a confluence of Hynes’ past, present, and future that melds his influences with his own established musical voice.  A sneak peek into the album’s world (including brief glimpses of new songs and maybe even an album guest or two) can be seen HERE.

Press here to pre-order Freetown Sound via iTunes or here to pre-order the deluxe edition LP available exclusively through Dom Mart. The deluxe contains the album on double LP housed in a wide spine jacket, and a bonus 10” with two additional non-album tracks “Do You See My Skin Through The Flames” and “Sandra’s Smile,” as well as a double sided 24x36 poster. The CD and LP are available 19th August.

In Hynes’ own words:

“I have just finished making an album about my life, my upbringing, being black in England, being black in America…my movement to this country at the age of 21, the same age that my mother moved from Guyana to London, and my father from Sierra Leone to London. Freetown Sound, the name of my album, is taken from Freetown where my father was born.” 

For well over a decade, Devonté Hynes has proven himself a virtuoso of versatility, experimenting with almost every conceivable musical genre under a variety of monikers. After moving to New York City in the mid-2000s, Hynes became Blood Orange, pluming the oeuvres of the city’s musical legends to create a singular style of urgent, delicate pop music.  Freetown Sound, which follows 2011’s Coastal Grooves and 2013’s breakthrough Cupid Deluxe, builds upon everything Hynes has done as an artist, resulting in the most expansive artistic statement of his career.  Drawing from a deep well of techniques and references, the album unspools like a piece of theatre, evoking unexpected communions of moods, voices, and eras.  Freetown Sound derives its name from the birthplace of Hynes’ father, the capital of Sierra Leone. Thematically, it is profoundly personal and unapologetically political, touching on issues of race, religion, sex, and sexism over 17 shimmering songs.

Hynes’s solo project lives in tandem with his in-demand role as a songwriter/producer for hire, working with the likes of Carly Rae Jepsen, Solange Knowles, FKA Twigs, and Sky Ferreira. He is also an established composer, scoring films (Gia Coppola’s Palo Alto, 2014) and artworks (Alex Da Corte’s Easternsports, 2016) alike. In 2015, his evermore-multifaceted career was crystallized on stage, where he invited his collaborators to take part in two sold-out performances at the Apollo Theater, with all proceeds benefitting Opus 118 Harlem School of Music. 

Blood Orange is playing the following shows this summer in support of Freetown Sound. More shows will be announced soon.

06-10 Manchester, TN - Bonaroo
06-30 Copenhagen, DE - Roskilde
07-02 London, UK - Hyde Park Festival
07-05 London, Uk - Koko
07-07 Milan, IT - Festival Moderno, Circolo Magnolia
07-09 Turku, FI - Ruisrock
07-16 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival, Union Park
07-23 New York, NY - Panorama Festival
08-27 Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
08-28 Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest

 

THE KILLS SHARE VIDEO FOR ‘SIBERIAN NIGHTS’

The Kills | 05/25/16

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With less than two weeks until the release of their sixth full-length album, Ash & Ice, The Kills (Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart) are pleased to share the video for ‘Siberian Nights’, the third song from the record to be heard ahead of the June 3 release. ‘Siberian Nights’ was written by Hince, during a solo journey on the infamous Trans-Siberian Express. Directed by Giovanni Ribisi, the video reflects Hince’s “icy, paranoid” vision for the song. 

Says Ribisi:

"I've always looked at videos from a cultural perspective. Whether it's about a single, cultural event or some facet of the band. Over the course of making this video, what was there evolved into being something more abstract. However, during its early conception, I was enamored with a John Houston film called The Misfits. Ernst Haas was there during the making of it, taking photographs. His pictures were some of the many references for the video. The Kills have always been one of my favorite bands. Their music is undeniable. It was a pleasure and a privilege for me to work on this."

The Kills continue to tour the globe, previewing songs off the forthcoming release. All upcoming dates below, and tickets are on sale now.

05/25 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
05/26 Kansas City, KS - Midland Theatre
05/27 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
05/28 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
05/31 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
06/01 Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
06/02 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
06/04 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
09/02 Pomona, CA - Fox Theater
09/03 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
09/04 San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park
09/07 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
09/08 Austin, TX - ACL Live at The Moody Theater
09/09 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
09/12 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
09/13 Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theater
09/14 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
09/17 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
09/18 Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s
09/20 Portland, ME - State Theatre
09/21 Montreal, QC - Metropolis
09/23 New York, NY - Terminal 5

 

DOMINO USA SEEKING GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN

05/24/16

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Graphic Design Intern Summer 2016

Domino is seeking a motivated and creative Graphic Design intern who is passionate about independent music to work with our marketing department to design and generate graphical assets and elements that comprise modern album marketing campaigns online and off. You will gain valuable real world experience at a leading global independent record label and your work will be used in active campaigns.

Duties
- Design graphical web assets including ad banners, social skins, e-flyers, GIFS and more
- Design printed materials including posters, banners, billboards, stickers and more
- Layout physical music formats including CDs, vinyl and cassettes
- Work with the marketing department to generate creative assets and help develop the look and feel of album campaigns
- Light to moderate web design (preferred, not required)
- Light video editing (preferred, not required)

Qualifications 
- Experience using Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator  
- Ability to hit deadlines and multitask
- Good communicator
- Creative and passionate about design and music
- Video editing skills preferred, but not required 

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: marissa@dominorecordco.com

 

WILD BEASTS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM BOY KING, WATCH THE 'GET MY BANG' VIDEO

Wild Beasts | 05/24/16

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Wild Beasts have announced their new album Boy King. Their most direct and vital collection to date, the album is set for release on August 5, 2016 with its first single ‘Get My Bang’ also released today. The video for ‘Get My Bang’ was shot in Belgrade and directed by Olivier Groulx (Arcade Fire, alt-J, Scott Walker). Watch the video below.

Where 2014's Present Tense album found Wild Beasts in reflective mood, absorbing a fascination with online culture and electronic music, Boy King has them, as Tom Fleming puts it, "back to being pissed off". The quartet’s ever-present knack for sensual melody via Hayden Thorpe and Fleming's dueting vocals, Ben Little's sinuous guitar groove and Chris Talbot's potent rhythm section carries in Boy King an aggressive, snarling and priapic beast that delves into the darker side of masculinity and Thorpe's own psyche. As Hayden himself says, "After five records there had to be an element of 'what the fuck?'".

A newfound creative friction between Thorpe and Fleming proved key to unleashing the unique pop sensibility of Boy King - Fleming’s more visceral experimentation unlocking new dimensions in Thorpe’s own writing. After spending a whole year finessing this new found impetus in East London, the band emerged with a collection of songs ready to take to Dallas and producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Swans, The War on Drugs). Both Thorpe and Fleming credit that trip to Dallas with teasing out the raw power of Boy King.

The raw pop of Boy King's songs are the perfect foil to Thorpe's libidinous lyricism: "it became apparent that that guitar almost became the character within the songs, that phallic character, the all-conquering male," he says. "I'm letting my inner Byron fully out, I thought I'd tucked him away, but he came screaming back like the Incredible Hulk." Here lies Boy King's greatest success. Between the slide of prowling aggression and interior darkness, there are glorious, gorgeous moments. It’s yet another incomparable Wild Beasts record; a visceral, sensual and jolting body of work that acts as a remarkable soundtrack to the early 21st century male malaise. 

Boy King will be released on 12” vinyl including album download card, with a deluxe edition including a bonus 7” of two bonus songs. The album will also be released on standard and deluxe CD formats, with the deluxe edition including a 12-page booklet, as well as digital download. All deluxe editions include bonus material, Boy King Trash - comprised of exclusive material including demos, previously unheard acoustic versions and aural sketches assembled by the band. Pre-order the deluxe formats of Boy King via Wild Beasts’ online store here or via the Domino Mart here. The deluxe edition LP format is pictured below.


Wild Beasts will support the release of Boy King with a run of UK and European live dates in autumn 2016, including London’s Roundhouse on Tuesday 4th October. The dates follow summer festival appearances including a headline slot at Green Man Festival in August, with those dates preceded by two short residencies in Leeds and Brighton in July. Venue pre-sale tickets for October’s Oxford and London headline shows are available today and on general sale from Thursday and Friday at 9am respectively. US dates will be announced soon. Ticket info can be found via the band’s website here
 
 

THE KILLS PERFORM 'DOING IT TO DEATH' ON FALLON

The Kills | 05/19/16

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With two weeks to go until the release of their fifth album Ash & Ice, The Kills graced the stage of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon for a raucous rendition of Doing It To Death. Watch now:

 
The band are currently closing out a run of North American dates, with additional touring plotted for the Fall.
See below for a full itinerary:

05/17 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg *
05/19 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club * (SOLD OUT)
05/21 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall *
05/22 Detroit, MI - St Andrew’s Hall*
05/23 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre *
05/25 Minneapolis, MN -  First Avenue *
05/26 Kansas City, MO - Midland Theatre *
05/27 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre *
05/28 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot *
05/31 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom *
06/01 Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo *
06/02 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater *
06/04 San Francisco, CA - Fox Theater *
09/02 Pomona, CA - Fox Theater
09/03 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
09/04 San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park
09/07 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
09/08 Austin, TX - ACL Live at The Moody Theater
09/09 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
09/12 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
09/13 Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theater
09/14 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
09/17 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
09/18 Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s
09/20 Portland, ME - State Theatre
09/21 Montreal, QC - Metropolis
09/23 New York, NY - Terminal 5

* with L.A. Witch

 
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