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JOB OPPORTUNITY: MARKETING COORDINATOR

06/22/18

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Domino Recording Co. is seeking a friendly, outgoing and self-motivated individual with strong organizational skills to join our US marketing team. This position reports to the Senior Project Manager and is based in our Brooklyn, NY office. The position works within the US marketing team to assist Project Managers and the Digital Marketing Manager at their direction.




The Marketing Manager's duties include:

  • Assist PMs with the following but not limited to:
    • Retail one-sheets and retail marketing
    • Campaign timelines
    • Marketing reports and research
    • Radio campaigns - non-comm, college, AAA, and specialty  
  • Coordinate and book all tour promo from posters, stickers, marketing materials, promotional mailouts and street team campaigns. 
  • Explore and manage non-digital advertising options - out of home, print, TV, radio, etc. 
  • Coordinate Label Copy with PMs and A&R
  • Construct in-depth reports to help gauge and compare marketing for comparable releases in the marketplace
  • Manage and coordinate all guest lists and ticket buys for North American tours
  • Explore and manage all consumer print and outdoor media buys and art creation with designer and PMs
  • Maintain campaign budgets in conjunction with PMs
  • Assist with any project management duties as needed
  • Any other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Minimum of two 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
  • Experience with Adobe – InDesign, Photoshop - preferred
  • Ability to multitask


TO APPLY:
Please send a cover letter stating how you meet the requirements, along with your resumé to: monique@dominorecordco.com. Please include Marketing Coordinator in the subject line.
 

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. 

 

SORRY SHARE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE 'SHOWGIRL'

Sorry | 05/22/18

Image: Sorry press shot

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photo credit: Holly Whitaker

Sorry today shared their new single ‘Showgirl’ on Domino. The track and its accompanying video was unveiled as part of Sorry’s latest feature, with i-D Magazine here. The video, shot by Johnny Goddard, splices footage of the band performing the ferocious ‘Showgirl’, which was produced by Frank Ocean and James Blake collaborator Sean Oakley - who also helmed the band’s 2017 debut single, ‘Wished’. Watch the video below.

The band have already aired ‘2 Down 2 Dance’ and Home Demo/ns Vol II -the second release from their visual mixtape series - in 2018. This year, the band also landed a spot in the ‘Dazed 100’ in April; Dazed magazine’s annual list of new and emerging young creative figures with the potential to influence culture this year and beyond.

Following a string of U.K. tour dates with New Yorkers Sunflower Bean, Sorry have now announced their next hometown headline show at the Courtyard Theatre on 26 June - tickets are on sale now here.

Centred around Asha Lorenz & Louis O'Bryen, two 20 and 21-year-old childhood best friends, Sorry were signed by revered indie Domino after developing a reputation as the most visceral new band on London’s underground circuit. Joined by Lincoln Barrett (drums) and Campbell Baum (bass) the band have already won fans in Dazed (‘100’), The FADER (‘U.K. artists you need to listen to in 2018’), NME (‘The NME 100’), DIY (‘Class Of 2018’), Dork (‘New bands of 2018’), i-D, Loud And Quiet, Noisey, Another Man, The Line Of Best Fit, and more.

Showgirl Pre-Order:

Pre-order: Dom Mart

Sorry 2018 Tour Dates:

05/17 — Coalition, Brighton (The Great Escape w/ i-D)
05/18 — The Haunt, Brighton (The Great Escape w/ So Young)
05/26 — Courtyard Theatre, London
06/02 — All Points East Festival, London
07/13-07/15 — Latitude Festival, Southwold
07/21 — Truck Festival
08/04 — Visions Festival, London
08/17-08/19 — Green Man Festival, Brecon

 

MIDDLE KIDS DEBUT ALBUM 'LOST FRIENDS' OUT NOW; PERFORM ON KIMMEL

05/22/18

Image: Middel Kids

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photo credit: Ellie Smith

Today, Middle Kids have released their highly anticipated debut full-length Lost Friends on Domino. Last week the band charmed audiences at Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Billboard, Paste, WFUV, and World Cafe. You can also catch them live on CBS This Morning tomorrow.

Lost Friends Tracklisting:

01. Bought It
02. Mistake
03. Edge Of Town
04. Maryland
05. On My Knees
06. Don’t Be Hiding
07. Hole
08. Please
09. Lost Friends
10. Never Start
11. Tell Me Something
12. So Long Farewell I’m Gone

Buy Lost Friends:

Lost Friends is available on limited pressing purple vinyl housed in gatefold jacket, gatefold CD w/ 6-page booklet, and digital download, via iTunes and Domino Mart.

Buy: iTunes | Domino Mart

Middle Kids 2018 Tour Dates:

05/09  North Perth, AU @ Rosemount
05/10  Fremont, AU @ Mojo's Fremantle (SOLD OUT)
05/11  Adelaide, AU @ Fat Controller
05/18  Fortitude Valley, AU @ Woolly Mammoth (SOLD OUT)
05/19  Brisbane, AU @ Woolly Mammoth
05/23 Richmond, AU @ Corner Hotel
05/25  Ballarat, AU @ Karova Lounge
05/26  Richmond, AU @ Corner Hotel (SOLD OUT)
05/27  Sydney, AU @ Vivid Live 2018
06/01  Nelsonville, OH @ Nelsonville Music Festival
06/02  Toronto, ON @ Field Trip Festival
06/03  New York, NY @ Governors Ball
06/05  Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
06/07  Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
06/08  Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom - Pike Room
06/09  Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
06/11  Kansas City, MO @ recordBar
06/12  St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
06/13  Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
06/15  Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
06/16  Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
06/18  Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House Music Hall
06/19  Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade - Purgatory
06/21  Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs)
06/22  Austin, TX @ Antone’s Nightclub
06/23  Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
06/26  Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room
06/27  San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
06/29  Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
06/30  Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
07/22  Byron Bay, AU @ Splendour In The Grass

 

PROTOMARTYR ANNOUNCE 'CONSOLATION E.P.' FEATURING KELLEY DEAL

Protomartyr | 05/22/18

Image: Consolation EP

Today Protomartyr announce a new release called Consolation E.P., which they recorded in part with friend Kelley Deal and will be released June 15th via Domino. Two of the four songs feature Deal on vocals alongside singer Joe Casey, including ‘Wheel of Fortune’, which receives a video today directed by Yoonha Park (who directed the band's video for ‘Don't Go To Anacita’).  The EP was recorded by Deal's R.Ring bandmate Mike Montgomery.

Joe Casey and Kelley Deal had this to say of the collaboration and EP:

“Early 2017 proved to be a productive time for the band. We were writing songs right up to recording Relatives In Descent and wanted to keep that momentum going right after. Making 2015's split single "A Half Of Seven" with R. Ring was one of our favorite recording experiences, so the decision to head down to Dayton, Kentucky and spend a weekend in May recording the four songs that became the Consolation E.P. was an easy one.” Joe Casey

“For Mike and I, working on this EP with Protomartyr was a re-kindling of the tender spark that was struck upon our first encounter with them years ago in Texas. They were graciously tolerant and receptive to my production ideas on the songs and the project quickly grew beyond our private orb. We have cello from Lori Goldston, viola from Jocelyn Hach and even bass clarinet from Evan Ziporyn, and I do some singing with Joe. There's a lot of trust involved when an artist places their songs in your hands, and we were very mindful of that while intentionally trying to take the songs in new directions. Candyland in Dayton, KY is home-base for R.Ring recording, and it's close enough that the Proto-men could make it down to lay the tracks down. This is the second project like this we've done with them, so we're ready to flip the tables and have them produce and record some of our songs!” Kelley Deal 

Consolation E.P. Tracklisting:

1. Wait
2. Same Face In A Different Mirror
3. Wheel of Fortune (feat. Kelley Deal)
4. You Always Win (feat. Kelley Deal)

Consolation E.P. Pre-Order:

Consolation E.P. is available to pre-order now on limited pressing yellow/white starburst vinyl via Domino, and limited pressing gold vinyl via your local independent record store.

Pre-order: Dom Mart | Digital

Protomartyr 2018 Tour Dates:

05/03 – Kortrijk, Belgium @ Wilde Westen (Tickets)
05/04 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla (Tickets)
05/05 – Leicester, UK @ Handmade Festival
05/06 – Glasgow, UK @ Stag & Dagger Festival
05/08 – Hull, UK @ Fruit (Tickets)
05/09 – Birmingham, UK @ Mama Roux's (Tickets)
05/10 – London, UK @ Rough Trade East – In Conversation with The Raincoats (Info)
05/10 – London, UK @ Scala (Tickets)
06/03 - Seattle, WA @ Upstream Music Festival
06/09 - Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere (Brooklyn Vegan Northside Party)
06/13 - Hong Kong, HK @ MOM Livehouse
06/15 - Beijing, CN @ Yue Space
06/16 - Shanghai, CN @ YYT
06/17 - Seoul, KR @ V-Hall
06/20 - Kuala Lumpur, MY @ Live Fact
06/21 - Jakarta, ID @ Rossi Musik
06/23 – Athens, Greece @ Ejekt Festival
07/06 – Modena, Italy @ Arti Vive Festival
07/07 – Chiusi, Italy @ Lars Rock Festival
07/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
08/09-08/11 Haldern, Germany @ Haldern Pop Festival
08/12 - Luxembourg, LU @ Rotondes
08/13 - Dusseldorf, DE @ Zakk
08/14 - Bremen, DE @ Tower Musikclub
08/16 – Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Doornroosje (Tickets)
08/17 – Biddinghuizen, Netherlands @ Lowlands
08/18 – Hasselt, Belgium @ Pukkelpop
08/19 – St. Malo, France @ La Route du Rock
08/21 – Dudingen, CH @ Bad Bonn
08/22 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Mascotte (Tickets)
08/24 - Schorndorf, DE @ Club Manufaktur
08/25 – Charleville-Mézières, France @ Cabaret Vert
08/26 – Ramsgate, UK @ Ramsgate Music Hall (Tickets)
08/28 – Sheffield, UK @ Picture House Social Club (Tickets)
08/29 – Hebden Bridge, UK @ The Trades Club (Tickets)
08/30 – Liverpool, UK @ O2 Academy 2 (Tickets)
08/31-09/02 – Wiltshire, UK @ End of the Road Festival
08/31-09/02 - Vlieland, NL @ Into the Great Wide Open

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY: A&R ASSISTANT

04/23/18

Image: Domino Neon for US Newsletter

The Domino Recording Co. is seeking a friendly, outgoing and self-motivated individual with strong communication and organizational skills. The A&R Assistant will report to the Director of A&R for Domino Records & Domino Publishing North America and will be located in our Brooklyn, NY office. The A&R Assistant will be responsible for general administrative tasks related to our A&R departments. They will ensure that good communication and attention to detail enables the Director of A&R to carry out her duties effectively during a busy and hectic schedule. The ideal candidate should be a music fan as well as be familiar with Domino and its artists.

 

A&R Assistant Job Duties:

  • Assist the A&R Director and A&R team 
  • Coordinate calendars, scheduling and meeting logistics
  • Maintain the Los Angeles writing room calendar
  • Book studio time (production, mixing, mastering)
  • Coordinate album recording sessions and related travel 
  • Track audio turned in from a Domino Recording or Publishing writing or recording session
  • Maintain a tidy audio database
  • Contract remixes and manage payment in a timely fashion
  • Attend A&R meetings as needed
  • Liaise with business affairs to coordinate delivery of mixes and masters as well as manage payment of invoices and studio sessions. 
  • Organize and attend shows and showcases of both signed and unsigned artists 
  • Handle confidential matters appropriately and with discretion
  • Oversee general office supplies  

Requirements:

  • Minimum of one year experience in the music industry or related field 
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Genuine passion for the record making process
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong computer skills, proficiency in MS Office 
TO APPLY:
Please send a cover letter stating how you meet the requirements, along with your resumé to monique@dominorecordco.com.
 

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. 


 

ARCTIC MONKEYS 'TRANQUILITY BASE HOTEL & CASINO'

Arctic Monkeys | 04/05/18

Image: AM TBHC ARTWORK CROP

Arctic Monkeys return with their sixth album, entitled ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ on Friday the 11th of May 2018.  Produced by James Ford and Alex Turner, the album was recorded in Los Angeles, Paris and London. 

Their first release since 2013’s ‘AM’ finds the band intent on continuing to explore new musical terrain with each album. ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ ups the ante in a big way; it is a bold and brilliant album reflecting Turner’s ever more comprehensive creative vision.

The LP comes with a gatefold sleeve, lyric and photo booklet and exclusively via the AM Store, on silver vinyl. It will also be available on standard CD, vinyl and digitally.  You can pre-order and pre-save the album here.

The tracklisting for ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ is as follows:

  1. Star Treatment
  2. One Point Perspective
  3. American Sports
  4. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
  5. Golden Trunks
  6. Four Out Of Five
  7. The World’s First Ever Monster Truck Front Flip
  8. Science Fiction
  9. She Looks Like Fun
  10. Batphone
  11. The Ultracheese
 

Trquility Base Hotel & Casino

The band will be playing the following headline shows and festivals:

HEADLINE SHOWS

MAY
05-05 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Forever Cemetery [Sold Out]
05-22 Berlin, DE - Columbiahalle [Sold Out]
05-23 Berlin, DE - Columbiahalle [Sold Out]
05-26 Rome, IT - Cavea [Sold Out]
05-27 Rome, IT - Cavea [Sold Out]
05-29 Paris, FR - Zenith [Sold Out]
05-30 Paris, FR - Zenith [Sold Out]

JUNE
06-04 Milan, IT - Mediolanum [Sold Out]
06-16 Raleigh, NC - Red Hat Amphitheater [Sold Out]
06-18 Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater
06-19 Atlanta, GA - Coca Cola Roxy Theatre [Sold Out]
06-26 Dusseldorf, DE - Mitsubishi Electric Halle [Sold Out]
06-27 Copenhagen, DK - Royal Arena

JULY
07-10 Lyon, FR - Les Nuits De Fourviere [Sold Out]
07-24 Queens, NY - Forest Hills Stadium [Sold Out]
07-27 Boston, MA - TD Garden
07-28 Washington, DC - The Anthem [Sold Out]
07-31 Pittsburgh, PA - Petersen Events Centre

AUGUST
08-01 Detroit, MI - Masonic Temple Theatre [Sold Out]
08-05 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre

FESTIVALS

JUNE
06-02 Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound
06-08 Hilvarenbeek, NL - Best Kept Secret Festival
06-15 Dover, DE - Firefly Festival
06-22 Neuhausen Ob Eck, DE - Southside Festival
06-24 Scheessel, DE - Hurricane Festival

JULY
07-01 Glasgow, UK - TRNSMT Festival
07-04 Gdynia, PL - Oper’er Festival
07-06 Athens, GR - RockWave Festival
07-08 Wrechter, BE - Rock Wrechter
07-12 Lisbon, PT - NOS Alive
07-13 Madrid, ES - Mad Cool Festival

AUGUST
08-02 Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
08-04 Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival
08-08 Oslo, NO - Oya Festival
08-09 Gothenburg, SE - Way Out West Festival
08-11 Helsinki, FL - Flow Festival
08-14 Budapest, HU - Sziget Festival

Photo by Zackery Michael

Arctic Monkeys photo by Zackery Michael

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY: DIGITAL ACCOUNTS COORDINATOR

03/20/18

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Domino Recording Co. is seeking an organized and motivated individual for a Digital Accounts Coordinator position based in the Brooklyn, NY office.

 
SUMMARY:
The Digital Accounts Coordinator will report into the Head of Global Digital Accounts acting as a pivotal role internally, centralizing internal reporting, administration and serving as a voice of outward communication around Domino’s ongoing priorities. The ideal candidate will be adept at interpreting data, analyzing results using statistical techniques.  The role will also support the UK-based Senior Manager of Digital Accounts across the core activities detailed below. 
 
 
CORE ACTIVITIES:
  • Generate analytics and reporting including global and territory-specific sales and streaming reports, analysis of new releases and catalog trends. 
  • Assist with weekly account pitch process globally, centralizing outward communication from Domino to all digital accounts and international partners.
  • Tracking, analyzing and communicating campaign visibility across digital storefronts and playlists.
  • Participate in the strategy development with Global Head of Digital Sales and UK Senior Manager of Digital Accounts to optimize all campaigns across the digital partners. 
  • Assist with day-to-day updates of artist and playlist properties across all DSPs.  
  • Deliver weekly label updates to all digital account contacts.
 
THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING ATTRIBUTES:
  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Preferred 1-2 years music industry experience.
  • A working knowledge and passion for digital technology, including music and video streaming platforms, content management platforms and emerging technology trends.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly in Microsoft Excel.
  • An analytical and data-driven mindset.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication / interpersonal skills.
  • Superior organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks. 
  • Experience with industry reporting tools preferred, including Nielsen Soundscan, BuzzAngle, iTunes Connect, Spotify Analytics, Spotify For Artists, YouTube Analytics, Chartmetric, and Next Big Sound.
  • Most importantly, a passion for music and understanding of the Domino catalogue.
 
TO APPLY:
Please send a cover letter stating how you meet the requirements, along with your resume to digitaljob@dominorecordco.com
 

JON HOPKINS ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM, SINGULARITY, OUT 4TH MAY

Jon Hopkins | 03/06/18

Image: Jon Hopkins launch photo

Domino is very proud to mark the return of Jon Hopkins and his new album, Singularity, his first since 2013’s breakthrough, Immunity. Singularity is due for release on 4th May 2018. Along with news of Singularity, Hopkins has shared ‘Emerald Rush’ the first track to be released from the album. Listen to the track and watch the animated video, directed by Robert Hunter & Elliot Dear. 

Watch the video for ‘Emerald Rush’ below. Listen to ‘Emerald Rush’ on streaming services HERE.

In addition to news of Singularity, Hopkins has announced a run of live dates across the UK & Europe with US dates to be announced shortly. He will also be making a number of festival appearances in 2018. 

Singularity begins and ends on the same note: a universe beginning, expanding, and contracting towards the same infinitesimal point. Where Immunity – his hypnotic breakthrough LP – charted the dark alternative reality of an epic night out, Singularity explores the dissonance between dystopian urbanity and the green forest. It is a journey that returns to where it began – from the opening note of foreboding to the final sound of acceptance.

Shaped by his experiences with meditation and trance states, the album flows seamlessly from rugged techno to transcendent choral music, from solo acoustic piano to psychedelic ambient. Its epic musical palette is visceral and emotionally honest: with a destructive opener full of industrial electronics and sonic claustrophobia and a redemptive, pure end on solo piano.

Exploring the connectivity of the mind, sonics and the natural world, Singularity reflects the different psychological states Hopkins experienced while writing and recording. It is a transformative trip of defiance from his initial sense of frustration at the state of the contemporary world to the ultimate conclusion that a true sense of peace and belonging can only come from nature.

Singularity is intended to be listened to in one sitting, as a complete body of work.

Singularity tracklist

Singularity
Emerald Rush
Neon Pattern Drum
Everything Connected
Feel First Life
C O S M
Echo Dissolve
Luminous Beings
Recovery

Singularity (WIG352) will be released on special edition double gatefold coloured LP with photographic print, standard LP, CD and digitally. You can also pre-save the album on Spotify here. 

Pre-order Singularity now: Deluxe LP / Deluxe CD / LP / CD / Digitally

JON HOPKINS SINGULARITY LIVE TOUR 2018

10.10 - Rockefeller – Oslo
12.10 - Den Grå Hal - Copenhagen
18.10 - Vicar Street – Dublin
19.10- SWG3 – Glasgow
20.10 - Paradiso for ADE – Amsterdam
24.10 - Ancienne Belgique – Brussels
25.10 - Astra – Berlin
26.10 - Le Trianon – Paris
02.11 - Brixton Academy – London
17.11 – Boiler Shop – Newcastle
22.11 – Albert Hall - Manchester

JON HOPKINS SINGULARITY FESTIVAL & DJ APPEARANCES 2018

30.03 - Invisible Wind Factory – Liverpool (DJ Set)
06.04 -  Ääniwalli – Helsinki (DJ Set)
07.04 -  Sónar ─░stanbul – Istanbul (DJ Set)
19.05 – Festival of Disruption – New York
25.05 - Villette Sonique – Paris
26.05 - Department – Stockholm (DJ Set)
02.06 - Primavera – Barcelona
09.06 - Park Life – Manchester
15.06 - Maifeld Derby – Mannheim
23.06 - Body & Soul - Co.Westmeath
29.06 - Down The Rabbit Hole – Ewijk
30.06- ASTRO Festival – Milan
11.07 - DOUR Festival – Dour
13.07 - Melt! Festival – Ferropolis
14.07 - Lovebox Festival – London (DJ Set)
15.07 - Latitude Festival - Henham Park
20.07 - Colours Of Ostrava – Ostrava
26.07 - WWW K - Tokyo
26-27.07 - Fuji Rock Festival - Niigata
03.08 - OFF Festival – Katowice
04.08 - Wilderness Festival - Cornbury Park
31.08 - Dimensions Festival – Pula

All tickets for UK and European solo shows will be available on general sale Friday 9th March at 10am via http://jonhopkins.co.uk 

Jon Hopkins online: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

 

PORCHES SHARES VIDEO FOR "GOODBYE"; ANNOUNCES THIRD NYC SHOW

Porches | 02/22/18

Image: Porches Goodbye video still

photo credit: Nick Harwood

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Following the recent release of the new album The HousePorches today releases a music video for album track “Goodbye”. Co-directed by Aaron Maine and frequent collaborator Nick Harwood.

Porches is currently touring North America is support of The House. Due to popular demand, a third New York City show has been announced – Porches will play at Elsewhere in Brooklyn on Sunday, March 25th. This show follows Music Hall of Williamsburg and Bowery Ballroom, both now sold out.

Porches 2018 Tour Dates:

02/23 – Madison, WI || High Noon Saloon
02/24 – Minneapolis, MN || 7th St. Entry [SOLD OUT]
02/26 – Denver, CO || Larimer Lounge [SOLD OUT]
02/28 – Salt Lake City, UT || Kilby Court
03/01 – Boise, ID || Neurolux
03/02 – Portland OR || Analog Theater
03/03 – Seattle, WA || Neumos
03/05 – San Francisco, CA || The Chapel
03/06 – San Francisco, CA || The Chapel
03/09 – Los Angeles, CA || Teregram Ballroom
03/10 – Phoenix, AZ || Flying Burrito Music & Food Festival
03/17 – Dallas, TX || Not So Fun Wknd (Club Dada)
03/19 – Atlanta, GA || Masquerade - Purgatory
03/20 – Durham, NC || Motorco Music Hall
03/21 – Richmond, VA || Strange Matter
03/22 – Washington, DC || Black Cat
03/23 – Brooklyn, NY || Music Hall of Williamsburg [SOLD OUT]
03/24 – New York, NY || Bowery Ballroom [SOLD OUT]
03/25 – Brooklyn, NY || Elsewhere

2/23 – 3/24 w/ Girl Ray
3/22 – 3/24 also w/ Palberta

 

ALEXIS TAYLOR ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM "BEAUTIFUL THING", OUT APRIL 20TH

Alexis Taylor | 02/22/18

Image: Press shot

photo credit: Sylvain Deleu

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Beautiful Thing, the forthcoming solo album from Alexis Taylor will be released on April 20th via Domino. It is a very new, very individualist and – yes – very beautiful reflection of a life that's changed immeasurably since Alexis first started out in music. This is a musician, writer and singer who has carved his own unique path through the music of the 21st century, completely avoiding getting trapped along the way in dumb oppositions of pop vs avant-garde, dancefloor vs intellect, retro vs modernist and so on. He has worked with living legends from major pop stars to free improvisors in the furthest left field, played huge arenas and tiny clubs without ever privileging one over the other, and through all of it, never stopped listening and learning. All of this accumulated experience is put to work on Beautiful Thing in pursuit of something subtle and elusive but ultimately quite profound and beautifully human.

Taylor’s fourth album also represents the first time Alexis has made a solo album with a producer, that producer being Tim Goldsworthy, co-founder of Mo Wax and DFA Recordings and member of UNKLE.

Today, Alexis is pleased to share the video for the album’s title track and the track that kick-started the recording process with Goldsworthy. With ‘Beautiful Thing’, Alexis combines experimental, clattering noises with crazed, disco lavishness and bug-eyed acid house momentum to create something giddy and glorious. The video, directed by Edwin Burdis, is a suitably compelling counterpart.

The upcoming record is a bold and confident step forward for Alexis both sonically and in terms of his songwriting abilities. It has electronic thrills, dark spaces, memories of dancefloors, heartfelt writing; it's composed, it's improvised, it's accidental, it's strange, but it's also very immediate. It is a beautiful thing itself:  a moving, modern and unique sounding long-player, to get lost in on repeated deep listens.

Beautiful Thing Tracklisting:

01. Dreaming Another Life
02. Beautiful Thing
03. Deep Cut
04. Roll on Blank Tapes
05. Suspicious of Me
06. A Hit Song
07. Oh Baby
08. There’s Nothing To Hide
09. I Feel You
10. Out of Time

Beautiful Thing Pre-order:

Beautiful Thing is available to pre-order on deluxe heavyweight gatefold vinyl (with 3 bonus tracks), gatefold vinyl, CD and digital download. 

Pre-order: Dom Mart / Digital

 
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