Panda Bear recently announced a three-night run at New York City's Bowery Ballroom - October 13, 14, & 15 - that falls during the 2015 CMJ Music Marathon. All three shows are on sale today. Find tickets links along with all announced tour dates below.
Additionally, today we're happy to share a remix of ‘Come To Your Senses’ (available on Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper) by PC Music affiliate artist Danny L Harle. Listen to it below alongside the recently released 'Boys Latin' remix by Andy Stott and purchase via iTunes here. Also, watch a live performance of 'Boys Latin' taken from Panda Bear's recent set at Coachella.
Inji, released on June 30th, is the debut solo album by Sam Dust, AKA LA PRIEST. Across its ten audaciously imaginative tracks, Inji reasserts Dust as a truly idiosyncratic voice in British music, applying the same frantically eclectic, mischievous and wilfully absurd spirit of his previous band, the beloved Late of the Pier, to ever more nuanced and affecting songwriting and composition. Listen to the single, “Party Zute / Learning To Love”, now.
Recorded over a reclusive period spanning five years following the disbandment of Late of the Pier in which Dust travelled the world, did scientific research, worked on the creation of a number of new inventions and produced several secret musical projects, Inji is a record that has its own logic and exists in its own time zone.
From the obscene space-age stadium rock guitar solo of "Oino", the maddeningly catchy digi-dub single that Dust leaked sample-by-sample on a suitably enigmatic website at the turn of the year (watch the video HERE), to "Learning To Love", the record's gargantuan, eight minute long prog-house centrepiece and "Occasion", a melting martian Prince come-on, Inji confounds and delights in equal measure and at every turn.
"Lady's In Trouble With The Law" boasts a lithe, sensual soul chorus about getting arrested that feels at once haunted and horny whilst the insectoid instrumental ambience of "Lorry Park", twists and turns and burrows into the brain as creepily as the most classic Aphex Twin material. Elsewhere, "Fabby", another instrumental, juxtaposes a gorgeous, cascading piano figure that'd make Benjamin Britten proud with percussion that sounds like the clashing of two swords and album closer, the bubbling, aquamarine ballad "Mountain" finds Dust contorting his voice into a stratospherically high, androgynous falsetto.
Throughout all the songs there's a reliance on feeling and intimation as opposed to any one lyrical theme, and although the notion of love, its joys and trials, heaviness and absurdity, can often be glimpsed, it's in a non-linear way that recalls the disruptive, deliberately misleading pop of artists such as David Sylvian, Arthur Russell and David Byrne. So when Dust opines "was I born to love you?" on "Mountain", it's just as likely to be about the titular mountain, or his dog, or the entire world itself, or nothing at all as it is any real object of romantic affection.
If it doesn’t conform it’s because it’s not supposed to.
Inji will be available on CD (WIGCD344), LP with download code (WIGLP344), Deluxe LP with download code (WIGLP344x) & Digital (WIG344D) with an instant grat of ‘Oino’ and ‘Party Zute / Learning To Love’. Pre-order the album through Dom Mart HERE and through iTunes HERE.
We're happy to announce 'Fading Love,' the debut album from George FitzGerald, is available today.
Purchase it on CD and vinyl from the Dom Mart HERE and on iTunes HERE.
FitzGerald recently dropped a video for single ‘Crystallise ft. Lawrence Hart’. Watch the Joe Mortimer-directed video HERE.
Fading Love, was recorded and produced both in London and George's adopted home, Berlin. The composition of the album began in an Ibiza studio rented on a whim between DJ gigs in summer 2013. It was here that George's increasing feelings of alienation towards the excesses and one-dimensional records so pervasive in dance music began to crystallise. Indeed, the title of the album, Fading Love, documents not only the disintegration of a romantic relationship but also FitzGerald's dwindling enthusiasm for music that so blindly ignored the more complicated realities of his own life.
With the forthcoming release of new album Why Make Sense? on May 19, Hot Chip have today released bonus, non-album track Burning Up, as an instant downloadon iTunesavailable exclusively with the special edition of Why Make Sense?. Stream the lyric video for 'Burning Up' below and pre-order the special edition of the album via iTunes HERE.
The band recently announced live dates to accompany the new album’s release. These live dates follow the band’s sold out UK and EU dates in May to coincide with new album Why Make Sense?, as well as festival appearances at Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, Sonar, Sasquatch and many more. Tickets for all dates are on sale now.
Why Make Sense? was recorded in Oxfordshire and London and produced by Hot Chip with Mark Ralph. Due to a unique and bespoke printing technique which has never been used before, the new album Why Make Sense? will come in one of 501 different colours making every cover unique. View the artwork, designed by Nick Relph, HERE (GIFs available here:small |large).
Pre-order the album from Dom Mart HERE and via iTunes HERE. All pre-orders come with an instant grat of Huarache Lights (watch HERE)and Need You Now (watch HERE).
'Feeling Good Is Good Enough' is the endlessly enjoyable recent single from Fresh Blood - a heartfelt and deeply infectious tune that is soaked in White's affable charisma. Formed of intricate piano and soaring strings, it's a spring staple that'll have you hooked on its sing-along chorus for a long time to come. Accompanying the song is a new video, which features behind-the-scenes footage of White's extraordinary show with a 30-piece orchestra at BRIC Arts Media House in Brooklyn, New York.
Richmond, Virginia-based singer, bandleader and modern soul visionary Matthew E. White released his second album Fresh Blood to critical acclaim earlier this year, earning accolades like “excellent” from NPR Music, “delightfully warm” (Spin), and “hot-buttered gorgeousness” (The Evening Standard).
Fresh Blood is available now via iTunes and DomMart on CD, vinyl and digital download.
Bob Moses' All In All is out now in CD and vinyl formats, in addition to the previously available digital version. The 11 songs on All In All encompass the duo’s output to date, combining their 2 previous EP releases on Scissor & Thread, and the recent A/B side on Domino, I Ain’t Gonna Be The First To Cry / Grace.
Get All In All digitally via iTunes HEREor head to your local record store to pick up a physical copy.
The band recently released a video for 'First To Cry', watch it HERE or below.
Bob Moses are on tour throughout spring and summer 2015. For all dates and tickets, head HERE.
George FitzGerald’s debut album Fading Love is currently streaming for free exclusively as an iTunes Radio First Play HERE. Listen to what Fader is calling “one of the most enjoyably vibe-to-it-anywhere electronic releases of the year."
FitzGerald recently dropped a video for single ‘Crystallise ft. Lawrence Hart’. Watch the Joe Mortimer-directed video HERE.
Fading Love, out April 28th on Domino / Double Six, was recorded and produced both in London and George's adopted home, Berlin. The composition of the album began in an Ibiza studio rented on a whim between DJ gigs in summer 2013. It was here that George's increasing feelings of alienation towards the excesses and one-dimensional records so pervasive in dance music began to crystallise. Indeed, the title of the album, Fading Love, documents not only the disintegration of a romantic relationship but also FitzGerald's dwindling enthusiasm for music that so blindly ignored the more complicated realities of his own life.
Fading Love will be available on CD, digitally, & in vinyl formats on April 28th. Pre-order the album through Dom Mart HERE and on iTunes HERE. Fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will instantly receive tracks 'Crystallise (ft. Lawrence Hart)’ and 'Full Circle (ft. Boxed In)'.
With this week’s release of the acclaimed new album Darling Arithmetic, Villagers today release a video for standout track Everything I Am Is Yours, directed by Jamie Thraves (Radiohead, Sam Smith, Blur).
Darling Arithmetic is thefollow-up to Conor O’Brien’sdebut, Becoming a Jackal, andits successor, Awayland - both hugely acclaimed and each nominated for The Mercury Music Prize. It’s a breathtakingly beautiful, intimate album about love and relationships. For more information on Darling Arithmetic visit the album’s microsite HERE.
Villagers will be touring the UK and Europe this April and May 2015. The band have also confirmed a number of dates in the US in June playing alongside Patrick Watson as well as a headline date at The Casbah in San Diego. Live dates are as follows:
Tue 14 Apr – UK: Bristol: St Georges Wed 15 Apr – UK: Falmouth: Princess Pavilions Thu 16 Apr – UK: Exeter: Phoenix Fri 17 Apr – UK: Brighton: The Old Market Sun 19 Apr – UK: Liverpool: Epstein Theatre Mon 20 Apr – UK: Manchester: RNCM Concert Hall Tue 21 Apr – UK: Leeds: City Varieties Thu 23 Apr – UK: Portsmouth: Wedgewood Rooms Fri 24 Apr – UK: Cardiff: The Gate Sun 26 Apr – UK: Nottingham: Glee Club Mon 27 Apr – UK: Edinburgh: Pleasance Theatre Tue 28 Apr – UK: Glasgow: Oran Mor Fri 01 May – UK: London: Barbican Mon 04 May – France: Paris: Café de la Danse Tue 05 May – France: Tourcoing: Le Grand Mix Thu 07 May – Holland: Utrecht: Tivoli Vredenburg Fri 08 May – Holland: Amsterdam: De Duif Sat 09 May – Luxembourg: Luxembourg: Rockhal Sun 10 May – Germany: Heidleburg: Karlstorbahnhof Tue 12 May – Germany: Hamburg: Kulturkirche Wed 13 May – Germany: Cologne: Gebaeude Thu 14 May – Germany: Berlin: Babylon Sat 16 May – Holland: Nijmegen: Doornroosje Sun 17 May – Belgium: Brussels: Cirque Royal Wed 20 May – Ireland: Dublin: Olympia Theatre Thu 21 May - Ireland: Dublin: Olympia Theatre Sat 23 May – Ireland: Cork: Opera House Sun 24 May – Ireland: Limerick: Big Top Mon 25 May – UK: Belfast: Mandela Hall Tues 2 June - US: San Francisco, CA, The Chapel (w/ Patrick Watson) Thu 4 June - US: Los Angeles, CA, Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (w/ Patrick Watson) Fri 5 June - US: Los Angeles, CA, The Echo (w/ Patrick Watson) Sat 6 June - US: San Diego, CA, Casbah
Panda Bear is proud to present the video for ‘Tropic Of Cancer’, from the recently-released, critically acclaimed album Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper. The Dave Portner (of Animal Collective)-directed video, in which many of the album's leitmotifs - family, the animal kingdom, death’s inevitability – are touched on in arrestingly beautiful color.
Says Portner of the video: "Its always been in the spirit of Animal Collective to want to collaborate in many artistic ways with each other. Having been a fan of Noah’s music since we were teenagers, it’s sweet to finally be able to collaborate with him on something other than just making sounds and songs. I also am thankful to get my first shot at making something a little more long running in the visual/video world. This is one of my favorite songs on the record, hence my being involved with it. I’m grateful and excited to have worked on every moment of it and to have worked with all the sweet people who helped me put it together."
Panda Bear kicks off a run of US tour dates this coming Friday in Las Vegas. Taking in both weekends of Coachella, and headline dates in San Francisco and Los Angeles, the shows are on sale now. Ducktails opens.
04-10 Las Vegas, NV - The Bunkhouse * 04-11 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom * 04-12 Indio, CA - Coachella Festival * 04-14 San Francisco, CA - The Independent * (SOLD OUT) 04-15 Santa Cruz, CA - Cocoanut Grove Ballroom * 04-16 Sonoma, CA - Gundlach Bundschu Winery * 04-17 West Hollywood, CA - The Roxy Theatre * (SOLD OUT) 04-19 Indio, CA - Coachella Festival 05-08 Nashville, TN - Exit In ! 05-09 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel ! 05-10 Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival 05-24 Bradley, CA - Lightning in a Bottle Festival 05-28 Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound Festival 07-17 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
Prior to the release of their new album Why Make Sense? on May 18, Hot Chip have announced details of their latest single 'Need You Now'. Watch the video for the single - directed by Shynola - below.
“We share a lot of the same references and attitudes - there’s a definite aesthetic affinity,” say Shynola of Hot Chip. “The idea for the video wholly came from our reaction to the song. What was intended to be a piece of thrifty filmmaking ended up being a mind-melting shoot - if you can imagine shooting multiple versions of reality, but completely out of chronology, plus in the pissing rain and wind.”
Why Make Sense? was recorded in Oxfordshire and London and produced by Hot Chip with Mark Ralph. The album will be available on all standard formats as well as a Special Edition available for a limited time only, featuring a bonus Separate EP with 4 new tracks recorded during the album sessions. Due to a unique and bespoke printing technique which has never been used before, the new album Why Make Sense? will come in one of 501 different colours making every cover unique. View the artwork, designed by Nick Relph,HERE (GIFs available here:small |large).
Pre-order the album from Dom Mart HERE and via iTunes HERE. All pre-orders come with an instant grat of Huarache Lights and Need You Now.
Why Make Sense? tracklisting is as follows:
1. Huarache Lights
2. Love Is The Future
3. Cry For You
4. Started Right
5. White Wine and Fried Chicken
6. Dark Night
7. Easy To Get
8. Need You Now
9. So Much Further To Go
10. Why Make Sense?
Separate EP tracklisting is as follows:
1. Burning up
3. Move With Me
The band recently announced further international festival appearances including Lollapalooza, Roskilde, Osheaga and more. Forthcoming live dates are as follows: