Jon Hopkins' 'Asleep Versions' EP, composed of four decelerated, dreamlike re-imaginings of tracks from the Mercury-nominatedImmunity 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.
JON HOPKINS TOUR DATES: 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
In Conflict, the title track from Owen Pallett’s critically acclaimed recent album, now has an accompanying video. It was directed by Jason Last & Jaime Rubiano, and premiered via Nowness today. Watch it HERE.
Owen Pallett has just announced a string of North American dates for 2015, which will take in a headlining show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. All dates below. For tickets, head here.
OWEN PALLETT NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
01.22.15 Olympic Community Hall @ In The Dead Of Winter Music Festival, Halifax, NS 01.25.15 The RockHouse, St. Johns, NL 01.29.15 Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 01.31.15 Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON **MATINEE SHOW 01.31.15 Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON **EVENING SHOW 02.06.15 Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Kingston, ON 02.08.15 Studio Theatre Salle Andre-mathieu, Laval, QC
Today Wild Beasts have shared a video for ‘Palace’, from Present Tense. The video was filmed by Alex Turvey. Singer Tom Fleming explains the concept behind the video:
‘The idea was to match the feel of a cheap game show with the content of a rather cruel psychological experiment. The content was unknown to us before the shoot; we were kept in a closed room until we were filmed, one by one, in a single take. What you see is us being introduced to the content for the first time and our genuine reactions to the objects and people involved. We wanted to make something that felt like an event and a sort of project, rather than what passes for a traditional music video.’
Present Tense – Special Edition, featuring the original album augmented by a bonus disc of remix material from artists including Factory Floor, Juan Atkins, Lone, East India Youth, Sohn as well as a brand new remix of ‘Palace’ from Foals, is available to purchase now.
Wild Beasts will also be performing at the O2 in London as special guests to The National on November 26. Full live dates are as follows:
November 5: V-Hall, Seoul, South Korea
November 7: Mongkol RCA, Bangkok, Thailand
November 8: Beep Studios, Singapore
November 9: The Bee, Kuala Lumper, Malaysia
November 12: Q4, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
November 14: Tango, Beijing, China
November 15: QSW – Q Hall, Shanghai, China
November 21: Electronic Beats Festival, Leipzig, Täubchenthal, Germany (with Warpaint)
November 26: The O2, London, UK (with The National)
December 11: Canal Mill, Leeds, UK – Soft Future – with East India Youth, Evian Christ (DJ), Nathan Fake, Fryars & Forest Swords (DJ)
Watch the band’slive performance of ‘A Simple Beautiful Truth’ filmed for NPR in Grand Central Station during their trip to the USA this summer, HERE.
Watch Wild Beasts perform 'Wanderlust', 'Mecca' and 'Daughters' at the recent Pitchfork Festival in Chicago, USA, HERE.
Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks are proud to share the short film for ‘Catchy (Was Contagious),’ from their debut album ‘Enter The Slasher House’ released earlier this year. The tense, eerie 9 minute short is inspired by early black & white horror films, and finds its perfect soundtrack in the supernatural sounds of Slasher Flicks.
Watch the video below:
The video for ‘Catchy (Was Contagious)’ was directed by Abigail Portner, with Giovanni Ribisi working in the role of Director of Photography. It was shot in and around Atwater, Los Angeles, in August.
“I wanted to make a video that referenced old horror movies from the 1950s Universal horror era. I am obsessed with movies like The Third Man, Truffaut’s 400 Blows and Ingmar Bergman’s films. I wanted it to have the style of classic old LA so we used the LA river and the neighborhoods surrounding it as locations. The movie Them from the 1940s was shot on the LA river and I wanted it to have that feel also. Parts of Grease and Chinatown were filmed there too. The videos I make for Animal Collective and my own personal style is pretty specific so it was great to work with Giovanni because I feel like he just got it. We were on the same page thematically, reference-wise and with regards to the style of filming and our goal - to create something that has a classic, pretty 1950’s feel to it but the undertone is still very dark.” – Abigail Portner on ‘Catchy (Was Contagious)’
The short film will have its live premiere tonight, prior to Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks’ set at the Haunted Hotel Bash at the Ace Hotel, Los Angeles. In addition, the Halloween party will feature a screening of John Carpenter’s horror classic Halloween; DJ sets by Zach Cowie (Wooden Wisdom), Amason (Miike Snow), Clifton Weaver (Funky Sole), and Neil Schield (Origami Vinyl); and visuals by Abigail Portner. More info here.
Listen to a Halloween-themed playlist by the band here.
Watch the band’s full live set at this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival here.
‘Catchy (Was Contagious)’ Production Credits Producer - Stellascope Production Manager - Cody Moore Director - Abigail Portner Dir Photography - Giovanni Ribisi
‘Catchy (Was Contagious)’ Cast Boy - Cosimo Hansen Werewolf - Sean Pecknold Balloon Girl - Tuesday Hansen Mom – Haley Pearl Shop Owners- David Portner & Angel Deradoorian Frankenstein – Travis Clark Creature From The Black Lagoon – Abigail Portner Invisible Man – Sam Muller
WithThe Humgetting louder and the release of Hookworms’ second album only a few weeks away - November 11th to be precise - the strongly independent group have this week been sharing their track ‘Off Screen’ via the websites of some of the country’s best independent record stores. From Tuesday, the track has been exclusively streaming via the websites of Other Music, In Sound, and End Of An Ear.
There was a time where being a Go-Betweens fan meant to be part of an inadvertent secret club. To establish with a new acquaintance that common connection was a social and musical shorthand to understanding one another, that you’d met a worthy conversant at the least but quite possibly a lifelong friend as well. And it wasn’t willful elitism or snobbery: The Go-Betweens were "the secret" fans wanted to share with the world and continue to do so, even today. And I can’t help but think that it was this spirit of sharing and mutual respect between the band and their fans that inspired “The Grant McLennan Book Club”.
How this came to pass was that Grant’s books had been collected and stored since his passing in 2006. As we were getting into the thick of assembling G Stands For Go-Betweens Volume One, Grant’s son, Nathan, approached and asked Robert Forster what he thought should be done with the books. In a moment of inspiration, Robert wondered aloud how great it would be if we could actually share this collection with fans, like how you would give a good book to a friend after you’ve finished reading it, not necessarily worried about its return.
An idea was born and, with Nathan’s blessing and generosity, some 30-odd boxes began their journey from Queensland to the Domino warehouse in London. While there was no doubting Grant’s taste, we didn’t know what we were getting, to be honest. Cracking opening the boxes, we were pleased to find a number of surprises. Firstly, a good number of the books bore an inscription in the front pages, usually in the form of Grant’s signature along with the city and the date of the purchase. And then of course was the books themselves, a wide array of hardback first edition novels, paperbacks, poetry books, biographies, art folios… 1800 in all.
So, the first 600 folks that have ordered G Stands For Go-Betweens Volume One will be receiving one of these books, along with a bookmark signed by Robert Forster, ceremonially certifying the veracity of the books’ origins. There will be a forum for folks to congregate at www.go-betweens.net, share their box number, the book received with their box, and as much detail on the book you care to share, like any good book club should.
Now, some of you that are paying closer attention have probably noticed that while the offering was only for the first six hundred orders, that suspiciously leaves another 1200 books unspoken for. What’s the deal? I suppose you’re going to have to wait and see what’s to come after Volume One.
Today, we are pleased to announce the forthcoming release of 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. Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper will be out January 13 in the United States via Domino.
Mr Noah, the album’s first single, comes to you today via the premiere of an AB/CD/CD directed video, VIEW HERE. Also available today is the Mr Noah EP, a 4-song standalone EP featuring the single, plus 3 new tracks that will not be on the forthcoming album.
Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper will be available in Standard CD and 2xLP formats, and Limited Edition Deluxe 2xCD and 3xLP formats. The Limited Edition Deluxe 2xCD and 3xLP includes the 4-song Mr Noah EP in addition to the album in deluxe packaging. Exclusive bundles that include a limited edition T-shirt and lithograph are available via the Animal Collective webstore. All pre-orders come with an instant download of the Mr Noah EP. The exclusive iTunes pre-order of the album (coming soon) comes with the EP as instant gratification tracks.
1. Mr Noah 2. Faces In The Crowd 3. Untying The Knot 4. This Side Of Paradise
Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper Tracklisting
1. Sequential Circuits 2. Mr Noah 3. Davy Jones’ Locker 4. Crosswords 5. Butcher Baker Candlestick Maker 6. Boys Latin 7. Come To Your Senses 8. Tropic Of Cancer 9. Shadow Of The Colossus 10. Lonely Wanderer 11. Principe Real 12. Selfish Gene 13. Acid Wash
For more information, head to Panda Bear’s new website PBVSGR.com and sign up if you dare.
The Kills have teamed up with Live Nation and Yahoo to live-stream their October 27, 2014 concert live from the Neptune Theater in Seattle, WA. Fans can tune in here on October 27 at 9:00PM PT. Fans will also have the ability to stream the concert wherever they are through Yahoo Screen on iOS, Android, mobile Web, desktop, and Smart TV platforms including Apple TV, Roku, and Xbox 360.
The Seattle show is part of the band’s select run of tour dates throughout October. Starting October 22, the band will play headlining shows in Philadelphia, Portland and a sold-out show in San Francisco culminating on Halloween in Los Angeles supporting Queens of the Stone Age. All dates are below.
Jamie and Alison will play a short set at The Open Road Aperture Foundation Benefit Party, Oct. 21 at Terminal 5 in New York, an evening of art and entertainment in tribute to Robert Frank, which also features an original performance by Alec Soth, Billy Bragg, and Joe Purdy. For more information and to purchase tickets, head here. The band will also headline the Champion CMJ showcase on October 23 at the Bowery Ballroom in New York.
The Kills Fall Tour Dates 10/21 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5 - The Open Road Aperture Foundation Benefit Party 10/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero 10/23 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom – Champion CMJ showcase (SOLD OUT) 10/26 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom 10/27 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre 10/28 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom 10/29 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore (SOLD OUT) 10/31 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum (w/ Queens of the Stone Age)
The Kills’ 2011 album Blood Pressures is out now on Domino. Get it here.