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ANIMAL COLLECTIVE ANNOUNCE "MEETING OF THE WATERS"; FEATURED IN VICELAND'S EARTH WORKS

Animal Collective | 04/13/17

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Animal Collective announce Meeting Of The Waters, a new release available as a limited edition 12” on April 22 (Record Store Day 2017).  Recorded live in the Amazon rainforest outside Manaus, Brazil in early 2016, it features performances by Animal Collective’s Avey Tare and Geologist. Excerpts of the music will be featured in an episode of the forthcoming VICELAND series “Earth Works” set to air on June 2, watch the trailer for it below.

The EP is made up of original tracks and field recordings and runs over 30 minutes in length. A portion of proceeds from this release will go to benefit Idesam (Instituto de Conservação e Desenvolvimento Sustentável do Amazonas), a non-profit NGO that works towards the conservation and sustainable development of the Amazon region. Tune into Play It As It Lathes with Zach Cowie on NTS radio April 21st to listen to track “Man Of Oil.” 

Meeting Of The Waters follows on from the recent release of The Painters EP, a new companion 4-track release to the band’s 2016 album Painting With. The EP is out now on CD and digitally, and available as a 12” on May 5, 2017. 

The band have also announced a new series of headlining and festival dates, including appearances at Moog Fest, 1D10T Festival, and two shows with Fleet Foxes. See all dates below.

 

Animal Collective tour dates:
05-17 Charleston, SC - Music Farm *
05-18 Knoxville, TN - The Mill & Mine *
05-19 Raleigh, NC - Moog Fest
05-20 Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theatre *
05-22 Washington DC - 9:30 Club *
05-23 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel *
05-24 Northampton, MA - Calvin Theatre *
05-26 New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall *
05-27 Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre *
05-28 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall *
06-24 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory +
06-25 Mountain View, CA - ID10T Festival
06-27 Jackson, WY - Pink Garter Theatre +
06-28 Missoula, MT - The Wilma Theatre +
06-29 Seattle, WA – Neptune +
06-30 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
07-29 Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion ^
07-30 Covington, KY - The Madison Theater
07-31 Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center for the Performing Arts ^ 

* with Circuit des Yeux
^ with Fleet Foxes
+ with Eyvind Kang

 

MIDDLE KIDS SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR 'OLD RIVER'; ANNOUNCE MO POP, LOLLAPALOOZA, OSHEAGA

Middle Kids | 04/07/17

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Middle Kids have just wrapped their first extensive North American tour – a resounding success which saw a late night TV debut on ‘Conan’; sessions with KCRW and KEXP; a packed SXSW schedule including shows for FLOOD, KUTX, KCRW, and Waterloo Records; and a sold out show at Baby’s All Right to close the 2-month run.

As they head back to Australia to join the Ryan Adams tour Down Under, Middle Kids have shared a video for the song "Old River," from the self-titled EP out now on Domino. The video consists of footage the band shot whilst on this tour, giving a behind-the-scenes glimpse into life on the road for a rapidly-rising act in a foreign country.

Middle Kids will be back on US soil this summer. The band will open for Sylvan Esso at Prospect Park Bandshell as part of Celebrate Brooklyn, signaling the start of a brief North American run including stops at Lollapalooza in Chicago and Osheaga in Montreal, with many more shows to be announced. Current itinerary below:

Middle Kids 2017 Tour Dates:

07/26 - Brooklyn, NY - Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park Bandshell *
07/30 - Detroit, MI - Mo Pop Festival
08/03 - Chicago, IL - Lollapolooza
08/04-06 - Montreal, QC - Osheaga Music Festival

* with Sylvan Esso

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(SANDY) ALEX G SHARES 'PROUD'; ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

(Sandy) Alex G | 04/07/17

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(Sandy) Alex G has shared a third song from the forthcoming Rocket – the bouncing country-rock song 'Proud'. 'Proud' follows on from 'Bobby' and 'Witch', both released upon announcement of the new record, out May 19 on Domino.

A full North American tour has also been announced!

(Sandy) Alex G 2017 Tour Dates:

05/18 Brooklyn, NY - The Park Church Co-Op (SOLD OUT)
06/02 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
06/03 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
06/04 Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle Backroom
06/06 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade: Purgatory
06/07 Orlando, FL - The Social
06/09 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
06/10 Austin, TX - The Parish
06/11 Dallas, TX - Club Dada
06/13 Phoenix, AZ - The Rebel Lounge
06/15 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
06/16 La Jolla, CA - Che Cafe
06/17 Orange County, CA - Constellation Room
06/18 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
06/20 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
06/21 Vancouver, BC - The Cobalt
06/22 Portland, OR - Holocene
06/24 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
06/25 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
06/27 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
06/28 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
06/29 Columbus, OH - Double Happiness
06/30 Lakewood, OH - Mahall’s
07/01 Detroit, MI - El Club
07/02 Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground
07/04 Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz
07/05 Boston, MA - The Sinclair
07/06 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
07/08 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer

Rocket Tracklisting

  1. Poison Root
  2. County
  3. Bobby
  4. Witch
  5. Horse
  6. Brick
  7. Sportstar
  8. Judge
  9. Rocket
  10. Powerful Man
  11. Alina
  12. Big Fish
  13. Guilty

Rocket is available to pre-order now on ltd. red translucent vinyl, ltd. red translucent cassette, CD, and digital download.

 

BLOOD ORANGE RELEASES VIDEO FOR "WITH YOU / BEST TO YOU / BETTER NUMB"

Blood Orange | 03/24/17

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Today, Blood Orange releases a long-form video, his first new work of 2017, featuring music from Freetown Sound. The video is available exclusively on global music and entertainment platform TIDAL, with whom Hynes worked on an incredible live-streamed performance in 2016. 

Watch “With Him / Best to You / Better Numb” HERE.

Blood Orange - the producer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and performer Dev Hynes – released Freetown Sound last year, a landmark album from one of today’s most respected creative voices.

Freetown Sound was received as one of the most important and exciting records of 2016, earning year-end accolades from the New York Times, The Fader, Pitchfork, NPR, Esquire, Complex, Rolling Stone, Consequence of Sound, Entertainment Weekly, and many more.  The album has been streamed nearly 25 million times across streaming services.



 
 

LISTEN TO REAL ESTATE'S "STAINED GLASS"; NEW ALBUM 'IN MIND' OUT NEXT WEEK!

Real Estate | 03/07/17

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Real Estate have shared “Stained Glass,” their second track from the forthcoming In Mind out March 17. Last week the band posted a silent clip of the video featuring guitar tabs and keyboard parts, encouraging fans to create their own instrumental interpretations of the song before it became available to the public. Today, they’re pleased to share the full version of “Stained Glass” along with the original tutorial video. This is the second tutorial video release for Real Estate, following up on the fan favorite tutorial for “Crime” from their 2014 release Atlas.

Frontman Martin Courtney also recently sat down with NPR Music's Bob Boilen for a standalone episode of All Songs Considered, discussing everything from the new album's Abbey Road influences, the origin of "Darling," to his recent fatherhood. Listen here

Real Estate kick off an extensive North American headline tour next month. They've also added a second Brooklyn Steel show by popular demand and will make stops at SXSW and Coachella. Full dates below. More SXSW events to be announced soon.

In Mind is available on CD, LP and digitally. An exclusive limited edition deluxe LP (very few copies left!) featuring heavyweight colored vinyl, gold foil imprinted packaging (pictured below), and a slipmat, is available to pre-order from Domino Mart. All pre-orders from Domino Mart and iTunes pre-orders will come with an instant download of “Darling” & “Stained Glass.”

Real Estate tour dates

03-15 Austin, TX - SXSW KUTX Live at the Four Seasons (10am)
03-15 Austin, TX - SXSW KCRW Radio Day Stage Convention Center (4pm)
03-16 Austin, TX - SXSW Waterloo Records (2pm)
03-16 Austin, TX - SXSW Showtime/Twin Peaks at Clive Bar (11pm)
04-01 Santo Domingo, DR - Isle of Light Festival
04-05 Birmingham, AL - Saturn +
04-06 New Orleans, LA - Republic +
04-07 Austin, TX - Mohawk +
04-08 Dallas, TX - South Side Music Hall +
04-10 Kansas City, MO - recordBar +
04-12 Denver, CO - Gothic Theater +
04-13 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge +
04-16 Indio, CA - Coachella 
04-18 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre $
04-19 Seattle, WA - Showbox $
04-20 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom $
04-23 Indio, CA - Coachella
05-05 Boston, MA - Royale *
05-06 Winooski, VT - Waking Windows
05-07 Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall *
05-09 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall *
05-10 Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre *
05-12 Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre *
05-13 Nashville, TN - Exit/In *
05-15 Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre *
05-16 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
05-17 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel * [SOLD OUT]
05-19 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
05-21 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel * 
06-13 London, UK - Roundhouse
06-14 Paris, FR - Cafe de Le Danse
06-15 Brussels, BE - Orangerie
06-18 Berlin, DE - Lido
06-19 Hamburg, DE - Molotov
06-20 Copenhagen, DK - Pumpehuset
06-21 Stockholm, SE - Debaser
06-27 Cambridge, UK - The Junction 1
06-28 Manchester, UK - O2 Ritz
06-30 Barcelona, ES - Vida Festival
07-14 to 07-16 Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival

+ with Mary Lattimore
$ with Tim Cohen and Iji
* with Frankie Cosmos

 

(SANDY) ALEX G ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM 'ROCKET'; NYC RELEASE SHOW

(Sandy) Alex G | 03/02/17

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(Sandy) Alex G is pleased to announce his new album, Rocket - set for a May 19th, 2017 release.

Rocket is the Philadelphia-based artist’s eighth full-length release—an assured statement that follows a slate of humble masterpieces, many of them self-recorded and self-released, stretching from 2010’s RACE to his 2015 Domino debut, Beach Music. Rocket’s sessions began shortly after Beach Music’s ended, with Alex tracking songs at home, by himself and with friends, in the gaps between a hectic 2015 and 2016 touring schedule. Rocket was mixed by Jacob Portrait (Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Bass Drum of Death), who also lent his hand to Beach Music, giving the album a fine-tuning that retains the homespun personality of earlier efforts.

(Sandy) Alex G will be playing a special album release show in Brooklyn, New York, on Thursday May 18th. The show will be at The Park Church Co-Op, and tickets go on sale this Friday here.  Also announcing today is an all-ages hometown Rocket show on July 8th at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA. Tickets go on sale this Friday here. Both shows will feature special guests.

Stay tuned for more tour dates to be announced soon.

Watch the music video for "Bobby" and listen to "Witch" below.

Rocket Tracklisting

  1. Poison Root
  2. County
  3. Bobby
  4. Witch
  5. Horse
  6. Brick
  7. Sportstar
  8. Judge
  9. Rocket
  10. Powerful Man
  11. Alina
  12. Big Fish
  13. Guilty 

Rocket is available to pre-order now on ltd. red translucent vinyl, ltd. red translucent cassette (Domino Mart exclusive), ltd. random colorway cassette (Bandcamp exclusive), CD, and digital download.

Alex G photo by Tonje Thilesen.

 

DIRTY PROJECTORS’ SELF-TITLED 7TH ALBUM - SURPRISE EARLY RELEASE!

Dirty Projectors | 02/21/17

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Dirty Projectors is out today! Three days early, the preorders are in the mail and the album is available in both physical and digital stores. This morning, David Longstreth of Dirty Projectors hand-delivered the LP to a fan in Los Angeles, who was randomly selected from the album’s pre-orders. Following this surprise delivery, the full album streamed via the Dirty Projectors Facebook page, and immediately afterwards, the album was available widely for fans to stream and buy.

The deluxe edition of the album is available exclusively through the Domino Mart. The deluxe features the album on 150g clear with black smoke double LP, housed in a wide spine jacket with a 16-page 11x11 libretto, and an etched D side. The first pressing of the CD features an O-card sleeve with a 16-page libretto.

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MIDDLE KIDS PERFORM 'EDGE OF TOWN' ON CONAN; US TOUR STARTS THIS WEEK

Middle Kids | 02/20/17

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Middle Kids are back on US soil, and last week made their late night TV debut with a confident performance of radio favorite 'Edge of Town' live on Conan. Watch now: 

Last night's performance is the first of many shows for Middle Kids who have a huge North American tour booked, including several dates opening for Cold War Kids and a stint at this year's SXSW - details below. 

Middle Kids 2017 tour dates:

02/21 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
02/22 - Portland, OR - The Fremont Theater
02/25 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
02/28 - Denver, CO - Lost Lake Lounge
03/01 - Kansas City, MO - The Tank Room
03/03 - Nashville, TN - The Basement
03/04 - Charleston, SC - The Music Farm *
03/05 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore *
03/06 - Saxapahaw, NC - Haw River Ballroom *
03/07 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle *
03/10 - Baton Rouge, LA - Varisty Theatre *
03/11 - Fayetteville, AR - George's Majestic Lounge *
03/12 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium *
03/14 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre *
03/15 - 03/16 - Austin, TX - SXSW
03/18 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theater *
03/19 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian *
03/21 - Detroit, IL - St. Andrews Hall *
03/22 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall *
03/23 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE *
03/24 - Covington, KY - Madison Theater *
03/29 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
03/30 - Washington, DC - DC9
04/01 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right 

* with Cold War Kids

 

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE ANNOUNCE 'THE PAINTERS EP'; WATCH THE 'KINDA BONKERS' LYRIC VIDEO

Animal Collective | 02/13/17

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Animal Collective announce The Painters EP, a new companion release to last year’s album Painting With. The EP will be available digitally this Friday, February 17, almost a year to the date of their 10th studio album’s release. Pre-order the CD and 12” exclusively from Animal Collective’s store.

The EP contains three new and original tracks recorded during the Painting With era, and also includes a studio recording of “Jimmy Mack” (made famous by Martha & The Vandellas), a cover performed on their recent tours. Watch a lyric video for the opening track "Kinda Bonkers" below.

All pre-orders receive an instant download of “Kinda Bonkers” and a download of the EP this Friday, February 17. The EP features artwork by Brian DeGraw, as pictured below, who supplied the original portraits and artwork for Painting With.

The band return to the US & Canada in May 2017 for headlining live dates including a show at the new venue Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, NY. This follows on a recent winter tour of Florida and an Animal Collective-curated three day camping festival in Big Sur, CA this past autumn. Find all the dates below.


Animal Collective's The Painters EP pictured above in 12" and CD formats.


The Painters EP tracklisting:
1. Kinda Bonkers
2. Peacemaker
3. Goalkeeper
4. Jimmy Mack

Animal Collective tour dates:
05-17 Charleston, SC - Music Farm *
05-18 Knoxville, TN - The Mill & Mine *
05-20 Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theatre *
05-22 Washington DC - 9:30 Club *
05-23 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel *
05-24 Northampton, MA - Calvin Theatre *
05-26 New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall *
05-27 Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre *
05-28 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall *
* with Circuit des Yeux

 

REAL ESTATE ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN & UK/EUROPEAN TOUR

Real Estate | 01/31/17

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Real Estate has confirmed their first wave of 2017 tour dates in support of their upcoming album In Mind out March 17. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 3.   

The band announced In Mind last week alongside opening track “Darling.” Watch the accompanying music video, directed by Weird Days below.  The band has also shared a blooper reel from the shoot, featuring the video’s camera-loving equine star Moose. Find both below.

Real Estate kicks off their extensive headline tour on April 5, including stops at Coachella, one of the first-ever shows at new NYC venue Brooklyn Steel, and their largest London play to date at the legendary Roundhouse. Support on select dates from Frankie Cosmos and Mary Lattimore. All dates below.

Real Estate tour dates
04-05 Birmingham, AL - Saturn +
04-06 New Orleans, LA - Republic +
04-07 Austin, TX - Mohawk +
04-08 Dallas, TX - South Side Music Hall +
04-10 Kansas City, MO - recordBar +
04-12 Denver, CO - Gothic Theater +
04-13 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge +
04-16 Indio, CA - Coachella 
04-18 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre 
04-19 Seattle, WA - Showbox
04-20 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
04-23 Indio, CA - Coachella
05-05 Boston, MA - Royale *
05-06 Winooski, VT - Waking Windows
05-07 Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall *
05-09 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall *
05-10 Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre *
05-12 Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre *
05-13 Nashville, TN - Exit/In *
05-15 Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theatre *
05-16 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
05-17 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel *
05-19 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
06-13 London, UK - Roundhouse
06-14 Paris, FR - Cafe de Le Danse
06-15 Brussels, BE - Orangerie
06-18 Berlin, DE - Lido
06-19 Hamburg, DE - Molotov
06-20 Copenhagen, DK - Pumpehuset
06-21 Stockholm, SE - Debaser
06-27 Cambridge, UK - The Junction 1
06-28 Manchester, UK - O2 Ritz
06-30 Barcelona, ES - Vida Festival
07-14 to 07-16 Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival

+ with Mary Lattimore
* with Frankie Cosmos

Photo by Shawn Brackbill.

 
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