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PATRICK WATSON RELEASES VIDEO FOR 'GOOD MORNING MR. WOLF'; PERFORMING IN NYC AND PHILADELPHIA NEXT WEEK

12/02/15

Image: Patrick Watson press shot

Patrick Watson’s new video for 'Good Morning Mr. Wolf' debuts today. Directed by Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski, Oscar-nominated directors of the film Madame Tutli Putli, 'Good Morning Mr. Wolf' marks the end of a year long project to create the entire visual and filmic interpretation of Watson’s latest album Love Songs for Robots from cover design to music videos and everything in between—including band photos and a virtual reality experience (Strangers with Patrick Watson, in collaboration with Felix and Paul Studios).

Watson is on tour now in support of Love Songs For Robots, including stops at Philadelphia’s Underground Arts and New York City’s Irving Plaza next week. See below for details.

PATRICK WATSON TOUR DATES 

December 11 || New York City, NY || Irving Plaza
December 12 || Philadelphia, PA || Underground Arts
December 15, 16, 18 || Montreal, Canada || Metropolis
February 26, 27 || Laval, Canada || Annexe 3
March 4, 5 || Quebec, Canada || L’ Imperial

 

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'PAINTING WITH'; LISTEN TO "FLORIDADA"

Animal Collective | 11/25/15

Image: Animal Collective Painting With press photo

Animal Collective is pleased to announce the release of their eleventh full-length album, Painting Withreleased on February 19. Today, the band share first single ‘FloriDada.’ Listen to it below.

For fifteen years Animal Collective has been rewriting the musical map, their line-up and aesthetic shifting with each astonishing release as they continue their pursuit of a new psychedelia. Their wild path has taken them from cramped concrete basement shows and forest floor singalongs to immersive installations at the Guggenheim and performances to millions on national television. So where to from here?

Dizzyingly upbeat and gloriously realized, the new album bounces and pops with an urgent, ecstatic energy, propelled by polyrhythmic beats and gurgling modular synth, with Noah Lennox and Dave Portner’s vocals gleefully falling in and out of syncopation and off-kilter harmony. 

Working as a trio, Portner (Avey Tare), Lennox (Panda Bear) and Brian Weitz (Geologist) began trading demos in early 2015, pursuing a goal of what Portner calls “really short songs: no B.S, get in, get out material…” The three met in Asheville during that spring and began exploring the songs together. Recording took place in the legendary EastWest Studios in Hollywood, home to sessions by The Beach Boys and Marvin Gaye. The album features contributions from John Cale and Colin Stetson, and was engineered by Sonny DiPerri.

The result: Painting With. Warm and personal, kaleidoscopic and high definition, concerned with art (Cubism, Dadaism, and the distorted way those artists viewed the world) and the human experience, and the meeting of both - creating something elemental, joyous, and unmistakably Animal Collective. 

Painting With will be available in standard CD, LP, and a limited deluxe edition format. The album in CD and LP formats will be available in three different covers, featuring each Animal Collective member – Avey Tare, Geologist, and Panda Bear - as painted by Brian DeGraw and displayed below. The limited deluxe edition format exclusively available via the Animal Collective and Domino stores includes a choice of one of the three covers, 180 gram heavyweight vinyl, a zoetropic 12" turntable slipmat that animates when activated in part with a strobe light, and a bonus 7” featuring two exclusive non-album tracks mailed at a later date. All pre-orders, including from iTunes, come with an instant download of "FloriDada."



Top: Painting With three different covers by Brian DeGraw featuring from left to right: Avey Tare, Geologist and Panda Bear
Bottom: Painting With limited deluxe edition featuring a choice of album cover, a sticker sheet, bonus 7", and zoetropic turntable slipmat.

 

Animal Collective Painting With tracklisting
1. FloriDada
2. Hocus Pocus
3. Vertical
4. Lying In The Grass
5. The Burglars
6. Natural Selection
7. Bagels In Kiev
8. On Delay
9. Spilling Guts
10. Summing The Wretch
11. Golden Gal
12. Recycling

Animal Collective photo by Hisham Akira Bharoocha / Abby Portner and face & body painted by Matt Deifer.
Animal Collective website gifmelting effect by Chris Shier http://chz.bz.

 

DOMINO & RIBBON ARTISTS COLLABORATE WITH MIKKELLER TO CREATE LIMITED EDITION BEER

11/24/15

Image: Pastelism Mikkeller Art

Hyper-creative, acclaimed ‘gypsy brewer’ Mikkeller has partnered with Domino & Ribbon Music artists to create a series of custom, limited edition brews, each lovingly and collaboratively flavored, designed, and produced over the course of the last 12 months. 

The brews incorporate artists’ favorite flavor profiles, and each artist involved has worked with the Mikkeller brewing team and art director to make a recipe that represents their tastes – both aesthetically and fundamentally.

The first two brews made available for purchase come courtesy of Hamilton Leithauser (Black Hours Stout) and The Pastels (Pastelism).

Hamilton Leithauser, lead singer of The Walkmen, released his debut solo album Black Hours via Ribbon Music in June of last year. 

Seminal Glaswegian band The Pastels released Slow Summits via Domino in 2013.  

Beers created by White Lung and Real Estate will soon be available. Stay tuned for more in the series.

Purchase ‘Pastelism’ here.

Purchase ‘Black Hours’ here.

The beer is available via Mikkeller’s regular distributors, on their website, and in their Mikkeller-owned bars. Some beers may also be made available in selected restaurants and bars globally.

ON MIKKELLER:

Mikkeller is an award-winning microbrewery founded in Copenhagen in 2006, which has stockists in more than 40 countries worldwide. Their style of brewing is considered very unique - their experimentation with flavor and their sometimes very limited runs of product has earned them a cult following globally. Mikkeller is consistently ranked in the top 5 breweries in the world.

MIKKELLER

Site: mikkeller.dk

FB: http://www.facebook.com/mikkeller

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikkellerbeer

Bars: http://mikkeller.dk/locations/

 

PORCHES ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM 'POOL', SHARES VIDEO FOR 'HOUR', ANNOUNCES 2016 CO-HEADLINE TOUR WITH ALEX G

Porches | 11/19/15

Image: Porches - press shot photo credit Paley Fairman

Porches, the recording project of New York-based Aaron Maine, today announces the new album, Pool, set for release on February 5, 2016, via Domino. Written and recorded in his Manhattan apartment, Pool is an elegantly drawn set of gorgeous, synth-driven pop songs, expanding on and re-articulating the melancholy we’ve come to know from previous single releases on Terrible (2014’s Prism), Birdtapes (2013’s Townie Blunt Guts) and Seagreen (2014’s Leather), and a full length on Exploding in Sound (2013’s Slow Dance In The Cosmos).

Additionally, Porches today shares a video for the current single ‘Hour’, which was released digitally on October 8. Directed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz (Blood Orange, Danny Brown, St. Vincent, Petite Noir), the video stars Maine and Kline as star-crossed lovers on a night excursion. Watch the video now below.

Says Del Rio Ortiz of the clip:

"I wanted to create a simple but hallucinogenic montage dealing with a love affair that no longer exists but would never vanish. On the surface we see a young couple driving around the city and sneaking into a swimming pool. However we also see nostalgic imagery that creates a feeling of loss and illustrates a severed relationship."

Pool is Porches’ debut full-length for Domino and a major step forward for Maine —as an evolving singer/songwriter, and as a nascent producer. Written and recorded almost entirely in the Manhattan apartment he shares with his partner and collaborator, Greta Kline a.k.a Frankie Cosmos, and mixed by Chris Coady (Beach House, Grizzly Bear, Tobias Jesso Jr) in Los Angeles, Pool was influenced, in part, by settling in the city as an artist and a person. “I’m feeling like I’m in a more permanent situation than I’ve been in before,” he says. “There is something special about recording at home. It’s why it sounds the way it does. Being able to obsess over it on your own time and being in your own little cube knowing you’re surrounded by the city, being able to go so deep into it and to spend hours building it, loving it: all of that allowed me to reflect and focus on things a little closer.”

Pool is available to pre-order now on limited pressing coke bottle clear vinyl, CD, and digital download.

Pre-order: Dom Mart / iTunes 

POOL TRACKLISTING

01. Underwater

02. Braid

03. Be Apart

04. Mood

05. Hour

06. Even The Shadow

07. Pool

08. Glow

09. Car

10. Shaver

11. Shape

12. Security

Porches will be taking off on an extensive 2016 North American tour in support of Pool, starting March 9 in Washington, DC. The tour is a co-headline with label-mate Alex G, and will feature Your Friend, another fellow Domino artist, on support for all dates. Tickets to all shows will be on sale tomorrow, Friday November 20 with further international live dates to be announced soon.

PORCHES TOUR DATES

Wed Mar 9 || Washington, DC || Rock & Roll Hotel

Thurs Mar 10 || Richmond, VA || Strange Matter

Fri Mar 11 || Chapel Hill, NC || Cat’s Cradle Backroom

Sat Mar 12 || Savannah, GA || Savannah Stopover Festival

Sun Mar 13 || Orlando, FL || Backbooth

Mon Mar 14 || Tallahassee, FL || Club Downunder

Wed Mar 16 || Houston, TX || Walters

Sat Mar 19 || Dallas, TX || Spillover Music Fest

Mon Mar 21 || Denver, CO || Lost Lake

Tues Mar 22 || Salt Lake City, UT || Kilby Court

Wed Mar 23 || Boise, ID || Treefort Music Fest

Thurs Mar 24 || Portland, OR || Analog Café

Fri Mar 25 || Seattle, WA || Vera Project

Sat Mar 26 || Vancouver, BC || The Cobalt

Mon Mar 28 || San Francisco, CA || Rickshaw Stop

Tues Mar 29 || Los Angeles, CA || The Echo

Thurs Mar 31 || Santa Ana, CA || The Observatory – Constellation Room

Fri Apr 1 || San Diego, CA || Che Café

Sat Apr 2 || Phoenix, AZ || Rebel Lounge

Sun Apr 3 || Albuquerque, NM || The Co-Op

Tues Apr 5 || Omaha, NE || Slowdown

Wed Apr 6 || Minneapolis, MN || 7th St Entry

Thurs Apr 7 || Madison, WI || UW Student Union

Fri Apr 8 || Grinnell, IA || Grinnell College – Gardner Lounge

Sat Apr 9 || Chicago, IL || Bottom Lounge

Sun Apr 10 || Detroit, MI || Majestic Café

Mon Apr 11 || Toronto, ON || Horseshoe Tavern

Tues Apr 12 || Boston, MA || Middle East Downstairs

Wed Apr 13 || Brooklyn, NY || Music Hall of Williamsburg

Thurs Apr 14 || Philadelphia, PA || Union Transfer

Fri Apr 15 || New York, NY || Bowery Ballroom

 

YOUR FRIEND ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM 'GUMPTION', OUT JANUARY 29TH; SHARES NEW SONG "HEATHERING"

Your Friend | 11/12/15

Image: Your Friend launch shot

Taryn Miller, aka Your Friend, is today pleased to share the first taste of new music since last year’s debut EP, in the form of new song ‘Heathering’.

The brooding, elegantly haunted track marks a new chapter in Miller’s career – one that will be fully revealed with the release of her debut full-length, titled Gumption, on January 29, 2016 via Domino.

 

The release of ‘Heathering’ comes just ahead of Miller’s participation in the Red Bull Music Academy in Paris, during which she will participate in the Cosmorama event, to be held next Tuesday, November 17, alongside like-minded artists sitting at the musical intersection of lush electronica and indie-inflected pop music.

Since the release of her debut self-recorded EP, Jekyll/Hyde, in early 2014, Taryn Miller has experienced many firsts as an artist – her first tour (with Courtney Barnett), her first SXSW (in 2014, in support of the EP release), and her first time working in a proper studio with a producer. And now, the 24-year-old who resides in Lawrence, Kansas and makes music under the moniker Your Friend, begins the process of another first – the release of her debut full length album, Gumption.

Miller began writing the songs that would become Gumption at her studio space and apartment in Lawrence, Kansas after returning from touring in mid-2014. As a part of the album’s process, Miller acquired a field recorder that she used to explore sound from a familiar place. She took it to her family farm in Dexter, KS and drove around, dipping her senses into childhood nostalgia.

From there, she started recording with producer Nicolas Vernhes (The War on Drugs, Deerhunter) at the Rare Book Room in Brooklyn, which helped Your Friend fulfill a penchant for drones, loops and found sounds. “I paid attention to textures,” Miller says. “I was trying to remove myself from an approach that I had followed before, but still wanted to bring in that melodic element that is most inherent to me, and marry it with a more sonically meditative landscape.”

Gumption deals with the dualities and nuances of human interaction, and questions how much we, as individuals, are responsible for in the ways we are perceived. It’s a record of courage, as its title suggests - of having the willingness to make necessary shifts, and to have a sense of self-awareness that ultimately leads to growth.

Gumption will be available on CD and standard LP via the Domino Mart. Pre-order the album from the Domino Mart HERE or iTunes HERE and receive an instant download of ‘Heathering’. The standard LP comes in a single jacket with a printed inner sleeve and is accompanied by a MP3 download card.

Preorder: Dom Mart / iTunes

GUMPTION TRACKLIST:

1. Heathering

2. Come Back From It

3. To Live With

4. Desired Things

5. Nothing Moved

6. Gumption

7. I Turned In

8. Who Will I Be In the Morning?

Your Friend has a handful of European dates on the horizon, and will be on tour in the US in early 2016. Stay tuned for all news and updates via the new Your Friend website HERE.

Your Friend Tour Dates

Sat Nov 28 || Espace B || Paris, France

Tues Dec 1 || Lock Tavern || London, UK

Thurs Dec 3 || St John Bethnal Green Church || London, UK (w/ Christopher Owen)

Fri Dec 4 || De Nieuwe Anite || Amsterdam, Netherlands (w/ Slim Twig)

 

MARTIN COURTNEY'S "MANY MOONS" OUT NOW; NEW TOUR DATES

Martin Courtney | 11/02/15

Image: Martin Courtney by Shawn Brackbill

Many Moons, the debut solo album from Martin Courtney, is out now. The bright, lush, 10-song collection of soft psychedelia, which was previewed during a string of CMJ shows earlier this month, further cements the Real Estate songwriter’s talent for writing deceptively affecting songs – jangly, melancholic jams touching on themes of past and present, loss and love, home and the heart. Purchase it now on CD or LP from the Domino Mart, your fine local record store, or purchase / stream it from a digital retailer.

Today, we're happy to share two videos from Martin Courtney and his band. The first is a cover of Pavement’s "Major Leagues" recorded as part of a Sirius XMU session, which premieres this Wednesday, November 4 at 9pm EST and re-airs Thursday, November 5 at 3am and 4pm ET; Friday, November 6 at 9am ET; Sunday, November 8 at noon ET.

Courtney and band also recorded a live session for KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, which airs Thursday, November 19. In advance of that date, you can watch their performance of ‘Airport Bar’ below. Also, "Northern Highway" is today's Top Tune of the Day over at KCRW.

Courtney will follow his successful run of CMJ shows from last month - which included a performance at The Fader Fort, Space Ninety8, a Brooklyn Vegan showcase at Baby’s All Right, a WFUV showcase at Rockwood Music Hall (watch "Northern Highway" from it above), and KEXP's Live From The Cutting Room session - with a show at new Brooklyn, NY venue National Sawdust on Friday, November 20, and a short west coast run in January 2016. More dates to be announced soon.

Courtney was also recently on the Best Show with Tom Schapling, which you can listen back to starting at 1hr 52min. In addition, read his recent interviews over at Reddit AMA and Entertainment Weekly.

Watch the video for "Northern Highway" and listen back to "Airport Bar" and "Vestiges."

Martin Courtney tour dates
11-20 Brooklyn, NY - National Sawdust [Buy tickets]
01-18 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo [Buy tickets]
01-19 San Diego, CA - The Casbah  [Buy tickets]
01-20 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel  [Buy tickets]

Martin Courtney tour flyer

Martin Courtney photo by Shawn Brackbill. 

 

BOB MOSES SHARE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR "TEARING ME UP"

Bob Moses | 10/30/15

Image: Bob moses press shot

Today, the unstoppable electronic-pop duo Bob Moses premiered the official video for their wildly popular and infectious new track “Tearing Me Up.” The track – taken from their critically acclaimed debut album Days Gone By (out now on Domino) – has garnered more than half a million plays on Soundcloud alone, reaching the #1 position on Hype Machine three times in the space of just a few weeks, and continues to receive praise from fans and critics since its worldwide debut on World First by Zane Lowe on Apple Beats1.

The video was directed by Zack Spiger, was shot in Paris, and can be watched below.

Buy the track via iTunes HERE

Stream the track HERE.

This summer and autumn, Bob Moses (a.k.a Jimmy Vallance and Tom Howie) have been trotting the globe, headlining sold out shows across North America, Europe and the UK. 

Their debut album Days Gone By has won critics across the board with Billboard Magazine noting them as having the “authenticity to appease genre purists, yet the lyrical depth to attract non-electronic fans,” Entertainment Weekly praised the duo for serving up “one of the year’s most chilled-out, enveloping electro-pop albums” whilst industry critic Bob Lefsetz announced in his newsletter that they reminded him of “The Beatles testing the limits in 1966.” 

Days Gone By is available in stores nationwide and on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon and all other digital platforms now.

Be sure to catch Bob Moses on one of their forthcoming dates.

31/10 - The Garrett- Miami, FL

20/11 – Lux, Lisbon

21/11 – Indigo, Istanbul

25/11 – IPSE, Berlin

26/11 – Village Underground, London

27/11 – Pratersauna, Austria

28/11 – Badaboum, Paris

2/12 – Paradiso Grote Zaal, Amsterdam

4/12 – AB, Brussels


Tickets are available for purchase via:
www.bobmosesmusic.com

 

BLOOD ORANGE RELEASES NEW SONG 'SANDRA'S SMILE'; ANNOUNCES SHOW AT HARLEM'S APOLLO THEATER

Blood Orange | 10/26/15

Image: Blood Orange_Apollo Show Announce


Blood Orange – aka Devonté Hynes – today releases a new song, titled ‘Sandra’s Smile’, accompanied by a video shot last week in New York. Directed and edited by Hynes himself, and featuring cameos from Junglepussy, Ian Isiah, and Waffle Crew, the ‘Sandra’s Smile’ video can be seen HERE.


Blood Orange will perform his first U.S. show of 2015 on December 12, 2015 when he returns to the stage at Harlem’s World Famous Apollo Theater in NYC alongside a cast of friends and collaborators.

The show at Harlem’s World Famous Apollo Theater will feature not only music from Hynes’ critically acclaimed first two albums under the Blood Orange moniker, but will also include the live debut of brand new Blood Orange material.

All proceeds from the show will benefit the Opus 118 Harlem School of Music, a program that transforms the lives of their students and families through access to quality music education both in-school and after-school.

Says Hynes, “Playing music saved my life; if it wasn't for the chance to play cello or piano when I was a kid growing up in Essex, I shudder to think where I'd be right now. At this point in my life, all that matters to me is giving back to communities and making people happy, so I have decided to put on a fun night of performances at the legendary Apollo Theatre in Harlem that is hopefully affordable to all, with all proceeds going to the Opus 118 Harlem School of Music.  New York City, let's have some fun!"

Get tickets to the show HERE. 

 

DAN DEACON TO TOUR WITH MILEY CYRUS + HER DEAD PETZ

Dan Deacon | 10/15/15

Image: Dan Deacon Gliss Riffer Press Shot 2

Baltimore-based musician Dan Deacon has announced upcoming tour dates with Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz. Deacon will open for the band  in Chicago, Detroit, Washington, D.C., Boston, New York City and Philadelphia. 

Deacon says: "I felt like I was in the 'Phantom Tollbooth' when the offer to open the Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz tour came in, but I have a pretty weird life and tend to end up in really bizarre situations that I never in a million years would have pictured. I think it's safe to say without any doubt that the experience of touring with Miley and everyone. It will be one of the most reality curving events of my career thus far. Mostly I'm really looking forward to introducing my music and performance to the 'smilers' and to watch this show unfold each night."

Deacon has also announced headlining tour dates that include shows at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn and The Filmore in San Francisco. The fall tour comes up after a series of festival dates including performances at Outside Lands in San Francisco, Life Is Beautiful in Las Vegas, Landmark Music in Washington, DC and Tenacious D's-curated Festival Supreme in Los Angeles. See all upcoming dates and watch the videos for "Feel the Lightning" and "When I Was Done Dying" from his most recent album Gliss Riffer below.



Dan Deacon tour dates:
10-16 Encinitas, CA - Lux Art Institute
10-23 Nashville, TN - The East Room
10-30 Ames, IA - Iowa State University (KURE Festival)
11-18 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
11-19 Chicago, IL - Riviera *
11-20 Columbus, OH - Rumba Cafe
11-21 Detroit, MI - Fillmore *
11-22 Cincinnati, OH - Madison Live
11-27 Washington, DC - Echostage *
11-28 New York, NY - Terminal 5 *
11-30 Providence, RI - Fete Ballroom
12-01 Burlington, VT - Arts Riot
12-02 Portland, ME - SPACE Gallery
12-03 Ithaca, NY - The Haunt
12-04 Kingston, NY - BSP Kingston
12-05 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory *
12-06 Boston, MA - House Of Blues *
12-19+20 Houston, TX - Houston Free Press
12-29 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl
01-29 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore

* with Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz

 

CASS MCCOMBS TO RELEASE A FOLK SET APART: RARITIES, B-SIDES & SPACE JUNK, OUT DECEMBER 11TH

Cass McCombs | 10/14/15

Image: Cass McCombs photo credit Pony Cassels

December 11th marks the release of A Folk Set Apart: Rarities, B-Sides & Space Junk, Etc., an alternate retelling of the last decade in the life of extraordinary songwriter Cass McCombs.

Comprising songs from 2003-2014, the album showcases McCombs’ thematic and emotional diversity. A black mirror to his catalogue, there are varying moments of reflection, madness, and dark humor. Also of politics - “Bradley Manning,” which debuted on Democracy Now, is a modern folk ballad of the convicted Army whistleblower, and directly quotes Manning’s own Facebook posts. McCombs has a unique ability to stitch together ancient techniques with our current primitive mind.

For all their differences, this collection of songs reveals the artist as navigator of avoidance. They have been unearthed from the so-called underground - culled from the various limited, rare sources from which they were initially released on different independent labels on both sides of the pond, now compiled by Domino. For the past decade, most of these have been next to impossible to find, and for the first time are now readily available. Many were first unveiled as split 7”s, only sold at shows, whose artist pairings are as diverse as McCombs’ own musical tendencies: e.g. Meat Puppets (“Evangeline,” “Night of the World”), Michael Hurley (“Three Men Sitting On A Hollow Log”) and White Magic (“If You Loved Me Before”).

McCombs is a perennial favorite of many acclaimed musicians - as evidenced by the broad range of guests who appear on the tracks: Mike Gordon (Phish) co-wrote and lent his unmistakable vocal to the bizarre experiment, “Texas”; PREfection-era drummer, Tim Dewit aka Dutch E. Germ (Gang Gang Dance) on “A.Y.D.”; drummer Joe Russo (Furthur) on “Evangeline” and “Night Of The World”; Chris Cohen (Deerhoof) plays guitar on “Poet’s Day” and “An Other”; Tim Cedar (from noise/punk band Ligament) drums on “Twins”; among many other anti-heroes from the musical underground, proving community defies classification.

Parallel universes obviously exist, but where are they before we experience them? The occult world stalks us until the final coup-de-gras. But McCombs is not a mystic but a brutal realist, exposing himself warts and all, in the punk tradition.

These songs will both satiate and perplex those already familiar with McCombs, while compelling and rewarding new listeners, pointing a way towards his back catalog. It’s a glimpse behind the studio curtain at one of the greatest songwriters of the 21st Century. True trash esoterica.

A Folk Set Apart includes 19 songs (19 on CD, 11 on LP + 8 digital bonus tracks) all remastered for this release. Five of these songs are previously unreleased. The LP is a single vinyl in a gatefold jacket, which includes a printed inner sleeve and an MP3 download card.

Pre-order via Dom Mart or iTunes.

McCombs will be playing a string of US dates in the coming weeks. October sees him open for Kurt Vile on the West Coast, and November he’ll be opening for My Morning Jacket on one night of their four-night run at New York’s famed Beacon Theatre. Details below.

 

Cass McCombs’ Tour Dates:

Wed. Oct. 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre [TIX ]*

Thu. Oct. 15 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s [TIX]*

Fri. Oct. 16 – San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore [TIX] *

Sat. Oct. 17 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom [TIX] *

Sun. Oct. 18 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox [TIX ]*

Fri. Nov. 6 – Sun. Nov. 8 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest @ Auditorium Shores [TIX]

Fri. Nov. 27 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre [TIX] &

* with Kurt Vile

& with My Morning Jacket

A Folk Set Apart Tracklisting

  1. I Cannot Lie
  2. A.Y.D.
  3. Oatmeal
  4. Twins
  5. Minimum Wage
  6. Poet’s Day
  7. An Other
  8. Bradley Manning
  9. Evangeline
  10. Empty Promises
  11. If You Loved Me Before…
  12. Three Men Sitting On A Hollow Log
  13. Lost River / Old River
  14. Old As Angry
  15. Texas
  16. Night Of The World
  17. Traffic Of Souls
  18. Catacombs Cow Cow Boogie
  19. The State Will Take Care Of Me
 

MARTIN COURTNEY SHARES "AIRPORT BAR" AND ANNOUNCES CMJ 2015 SHOWS

Martin Courtney | 10/11/15

Image: Martin Courtney by Shawn Brackbill

We're proud to share another track, from the forthcoming debut solo album from Real Estate songwriter and frontman Martin Courtney, titled Many Moons, out October 30, 2015. The wistful, elegantly arranged "Airport Bar" deals with the yearning for loved ones whilst away from home, and displays again Courtney’s deft hand in songwriting, and his move towards more personal lyrics on this solo album. Listen to the track below.

This track follows the release of previously shared tracks "Vestiges" and "Northern Highway."

Martin Courtney has also announced his first band shows during CMJ in New York this week, appearing at events for the Fader, KEXP, WFUV, Brooklyn Vegan, and Urban Outfitters. All details below.

Many Moons will be released on CD, standard and limited edition LP. The limited edition LP (of 500) is available to pre-order now from Domino Mart and contains an alternate cover with an embossed jacket featuring an artist logo designed by Robert Beatty, layout by Rob Carmichael of SEEN and coke-bottle clear color vinyl. All pre-orders from Domino or iTunes include instant downloads of "Airport Bar," "Northern Highway," and "Vestiges."

 

 Martin Courtney Many Moons limitedLP

['Many Moons' limited edition LP (of 500) includes an alternate cover with an embossed jacket and coke bottle clear vinyl]

 

10-13 New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall (WFUV) - 7pm
10-16 New York, NY - KEXP broadcast live on-air from Cutting Room Studios - 12pm
10-16 Brooklyn, NY - Rubber Tracks (The Fader Fort) - 8pm
10-17 Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right (Brooklyn Vegan) - 1pm
10-17 Brooklyn, NY - Urban Outfitters Williamsburg, Space 98 - 5pm
11-20 Brooklyn, NY - National Sawdust (Buy Tickets)

Martin Courtney CMJ flyer

Martin Courtney photo by Shawn Brackbill.

 

ALEX G’S BEACH MUSIC OUT TODAY, SHARES VIDEO FOR ‘KICKER’

(Sandy) Alex G | 10/09/15

Image: Alex G Press Shot 2

Alex G’s new album, Beach Music, is out today and in celebration, he’s pleased to share the video for Beach Music standout ‘Kicker’. Directed by John Vizzone, a previous collaborator (on DSU’s ‘Hollow’ video), the video has a distinctly 90s feel whilst also simultaneously feeling very Alex G. 

Beach Music was written and recorded in Alex G’s apartment between the Autumn of 2014 and the Spring of 2015, and is the prolific songwriter’s seventh full length in five years. The first three singles, ‘Bug’, ‘Salt’ and ‘Kicker’, were greeted with genuine enthusiasm and loads of emojis from fans, making Beach Music one of the most anticipated albums of the year.

 

Listen to ‘Kicker’ HERE.

Listen to ‘Salt’ HERE.

Watch the video for ‘Bug’ HERE.

Alex plays his second album release show in NY tonight (following last night’s at Babys All Right), at SkyHigh Murals Future HQ.  Alex and his band will head to the UK and Europe next week for a string of shows, before returning to the US for an extensive run of dates. All shows below.

ALEX G TOUR DATES

Fri Oct 9 || Brooklyn, NY || TBC || TIX

Tues Oct 13 || Berlin, Germany || Berghain, Kantine || TIX

Wed Oct 14 || Haldern, Germany || Haldern Pop Bar || FREE ENTRY

Thurs Oct 15 || Paris, France || Le Pop Up du Label || TIX

Fri Oct 16 || Rotterdam, Netherlands || V11 || TIX

Sat Oct 17 || Brussels, Belgium || Botanique Witloofbar || TIX

Mon Oct 19 || Manchester, UK || Night & Day || TIX

Tues Oct 20 || London, UK || 100 Club || TIX

Thurs Oct 22 || Columbus, OH || Strongwater # || TIX

Fri Oct 23 || Buffalo, NY || Waiting Room # || TIX

Sat Oct 24 || Toronto, ON || Not Dead Yet Fest || TIX

Sun Oct 25  || Grand Rapids, MI || The Pyramid Scheme # || TIX

Mon Oct 26 || DeKalb, IL || The House Café # || TIX

Tues Oct 27 || Minneapolis, MN || Triple Rock Social Club # || TIX

Wed Oct 28  || Bloomington, IN || The Bishop || TIX

Thurs Oct 29 || Nashville, TN || The End # || TIX

Fri Oct 30 || Memphis, TN || Hi Tone Cafe $ || TIX

Sun Nov 1 || St. Louis, MO || The Firebird $ || TIX

Mon Nov 2 || Kansas City, MO || The Record Bar $ || TIX

Tues Nov 3 || Springfield, MO || Outland Ballroom # || TIX

Wed Nov 4 || Oklahoma City, OK || 89th Street Collective # || TIX

Thurs Nov 5 || Dallas, TX || The Door # || TIX

Sat Nov 7 || San Antonio, TX || The Paper Tiger & || TIX

Mon Nov 9 || Houston TX || Fitzgerald’s & || TIX

Wed Nov 11 || Atlanta, GA || Purgatory - The Masquerade &^ || TIX

Thurs Nov 12 || Durham, NC || Duke Coffeehouse &^ || TIX

Fri Nov 13 || Baltimore, MD || Ottobar &^ || TIX

Sat Nov 14 || Philadelphia, PA @ The First Unitarian Church &^ || TIX

# w/ Title Fight

$ w/ Spencer Radcliffe

& w/ Girlpool

^ Eskimeaux

Beach Music is available to purchase now via the Dom Mart on LP, CD, and digital download. Limited edition deluxe vinyl and cassette offerings have already sold out, but an alternative color run of cassettes has been announced as part of this year’s International Cassette Store Day, taking place on October 17. Find a list of participating CSD retailers here and call to check availability.

Order now via: Dom Mart / Bandcamp / iTunes

 

BEAT HAPPENING “LOOK AROUND” 2-LP ANTHOLOGY TO BE RELEASED NOVEMBER 20 ON DOMINO

Beat Happening | 09/22/15

Image: Look Around

“The biggest thing ever to happen to indie pop in America... Most of what's written about this band is all about that sweet pop and those childish affectations, but that misses the substance at the core: Their music was dark, damaged, full of fright and sex and death and vulnerability-- just like any real childhood...their hopscotch stories felt punker than Black Flag tattoos ever could.” - Nitsuh Abebe, Pitchfork

Exploding the teenage underground into passionate revolt against the corporate ogre since 1983, Beat Happening formed in Olympia, Washington by Calvin Johnson, Heather Lewis and Bret Lunsford. The band combined a modern primitive pop sound with the D.I.Y. ethos of ‘anyone can do it’ and inspired countless bands and labels along the way. The music community that arose around the band and their label, K, may have seemed the sonic antithesis of their Seattle neighbors (and friends) but was no less influential. 

30 years since the release of their self-titled debut album (the subject of a 33 1/3 book out this week), Look Around is a remastered, career-spanning double album anthology, handpicked by the band and a great starting point for the uninitiated as well a refreshing reminder to those who caught the wave the first time around. The 23 tracks range from their 1984 debut single, “Our Secret” b/w “What’s Important” (originally sold directly for $2.50 to individuals, but $4 to institutions) to “Angel Gone,” a single released in 2000 after eight years of inactivity.

Look Around is available on all digital services September 22, while the physical release, out November 20, will comprise the following formats: CD, gatefold double LP, limited-edition royal blue cassette, and a Domino Mart exclusive gatefold double LP bundled with a limited edition light yellow 7” of “Indian Summer” and “Foggy Eyes”. Domino is also planning an extensive Beat Happening album reissue series in 2016.

The oft-covered “Indian Summer” from 1998’s Jamboree LP — which Ben Gibbard once called “the indie ‘Freebird’” and was named one of Pitchfork’s “Best Songs of the 1980s” (“it means something slightly different every time it’s heard”) — is now streaming below.

Buy Look Around via iTunes HERE, or stream via Spotify HERE.

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Beat Happening Look Around 

“We are Beat Happening and we don’t do Nirvana covers. They do Beat Happening covers.”*

The legend of Beat Happening, and of K, the label that Calvin Johnson founded, is full of big names they worked with before they were stars (Beck! Modest Mouse! The Gossip!), and big names they influenced (Kurt Cobain! Sleater-Kinney!) Less acknowledged, however, is that Bret Lunsford, Heather Lewis, and Calvin Johnson created some of the most original and surprising music to come out of the often deliberately weird American punk rock tradition.

Working from a sonic template of the Cramps, Trouble Funk, Young Marble Giants, and messianic blues, Beat Happening confounded and often incited violence from audiences weaned on hardcore punk. In the place of macho aggression, Beat Happening confronted the all-ages scene with Heather’s low-key delivery and Calvin’s fey theatrics, topped off by his trademark dance move: rubbing his tummy. For a supposedly cutesy band, Beat Happening was adamant about asserting its right to exist, carrying itself with a punk as fuck attitude that would become a key inspirational lodestone for the generation of D.I.Y. bands that followed, including Bikini Kill and the Nation of Ulysses.

In Calvin’s own words: “This idea that Beat Happening was popular in some way was never true. And in fact, I don’t think people understand the level of animosity that Beat Happening attracted through most of our time performing live. This concept that we were this performing group that were some kind of—I don’t know—shy pop… our performances were clearly confrontational.”**

Fans only familiar with Beat Happening’s self-titled first album of 1985, or just the cat in a rocketship line-drawing on its cover, or the much-covered “Indian Summer” from 1988’s Jamboree, will be surprised at the band’s range and musicality. In the absence of a bass player, the guitar and drums had to carry more character in the songs, and alongside the de rigueur post-punk and indiepop moves, Beat Happening omnivorously shifted from go-go to surf to Shaggs-esque outsider pop to Krautrock. All this was accompanied by a sexual energy thinly veiled behind the band’s nostalgic celebration of childhood. The band’s final album, 1992’s forgotten classic You Turn Me On, was a gorgeous lo-fi dream-pop opus co-produced by bedroom pop legend Stuart Moxham of Young Marble Giants.

Look Around is a chronological survey of Beat Happening’s remarkable arc, from its deliberately amateurish debut, produced by Northwest punk legend Greg Sage of the Wipers, to its fluent and stunning 1992 finale, appended with one stray track: the lovely “Angel Gone,” a one-off single recorded in 2000 with then-K wunderkind Phil Elverum (the Microphones, Mount Eerie) to accompany the band’s now out-of-print career-spanning retrospective box set Crashing Through. At the turn of the millennium, we weren’t quite ready to rediscover Beat Happening. But in our age of omnivorous music consumption enabled by social networking, the story of Beat Happening, the band that helped create an international network of underground pop and then had the gumption to bring everyone to sleepy little Olympia, Washington for 1991’s epochal International Pop Underground Convention, makes a lot of sense.

* Calvin Johnson, Beat Happening concert in Norman, OK, April 12, 1992

** Interview with Magnétophone fanzine #3, 2001

 

ALEX G SHARES NEW TRACK ‘KICKER’; SECOND NYC ALBUM RELEASE SHOW ON SALE NOW

(Sandy) Alex G | 09/21/15

Image: Alex G Press Shot 2

Kicker’, the third taste of Alex G’s forthcoming album Beach Music, is available to hear now. ‘Kicker’ comes off the back of previously shared tracks ‘Salt’ and ‘Bug’ following its premiere over the weekend on Sirius XMU as part of the Download 15, and is now available to stream or purchase via all good digital retailers.

Alex has also added a second NYC album release show, as the first at Baby’s All Right on October 8 is now sold out. Tickets to the second show, at Silent Barn on October 9, are now on sale here. 

Want to open your home to Alex and his band on their upcoming European tour? Alex and his 3 bandmates are looking for places to crash in Germany, France, The Netherlands, Belgium, Manchester, and London next month. To get in touch, reach out directly to Alex via his Facebook page HERE.  

Alex G’s forthcoming new album Beach Music will be out via Domino on October 9, 2015. The album, his seventh full-length, follows on from previous beloved albums DSU (Orchid Tapes), Trick, and Rules, which have led to a fervent cult fan base, a number of Artist To Watch designations from outlets such as Fader and Rolling Stone, and a dedicated live audience who sing along with every word.

Beach Music is available to pre-order now via the Dom Mart on limited edition LP, standard LP, CD, and digital download. An alternative color run of cassettes has been announced as part of this year’s International Cassette Store Day, taking place on October 17.  Find a list of participating CSD retailers here and call to check availability.

Pre-order: Dom Mart / Bandcamp / iTunes 

Beach Music was written and recorded in Giannascoli’s apartment, between the Fall of 2014 and the Spring of 2015, during breaks from touring with the likes of Elvis Depressedly, Cymbals Eat Guitars, and Gardens & Villa. While its predecessors often came in uninterrupted bursts—from his head to his Bandcamp page in a matter of hours and days—Beach Music was shaped in part by Giannascoli adapting to life as a touring musician. Songs were written within months of one another rather than all at once, with influences ranging from noise music to piano-based laments to Southern rock to the rhythmic focus of techno—whatever he happened to be most interested in at the time. “Every song is coming from a different place,” he says. “It branches off in all these directions, but it has its own sound. It’s not something I do intentionally, but I’m the common thread.”

Beach Music track listing

01. Intro

02. Bug

03. Thorns

04. Kicker

05. Salt

06. Look Out

07. Brite Boy

08. In Love

09. Walk

10. Mud

11. Ready

12. Station

13. Snot

ALEX G TOUR DATES

Fri Sept 25 || Bethlehem, PA || Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks ! || TIX 

Thurs Oct 8  || Brooklyn, NY || Baby’s All Right || SOLD OUT

Fri Oct 9 || Brooklyn, NY || Silent Barn || TIX  

Tues Oct 13 || Berlin, Germany || Berghain, Kantine || TIX

Wed Oct 14 || Haldern, Germany || Haldern Pop Bar || FREE ENTRY

Thurs Oct 15 || Paris, France || Le Pop Up du Label || TIX

Fri Oct 16 || Rotterdam, Netherlands || V11 || TIX

Sat Oct 17 || Brussels, Belgium || Botanique Witloofbar || TIX

Mon Oct 19 || Manchester, UK || Night & Day || TIX

Tues Oct 20 || London, UK || 100 Club || TIX

Thurs Oct 22 || Columbus, OH || Strongwater # || TIX

Fri Oct 23 || Buffalo, NY || Waiting Room # || TIX

Sat Oct 24 || Toronto, ON || Not Dead Yet Fest || TIX

Sun Oct 25  || Grand Rapids, MI || The Pyramid Scheme # || TIX

Mon Oct 26 || DeKalb, IL || The House Café # || TIX

Tues Oct 27 || Minneapolis, MN || Triple Rock Social Club # || TIX

Wed Oct 28  || Bloomington, IN || The Bishop || TIX

Thurs Oct 29 || Nashville, TN || The End # || TIX

Fri Oct 30 || Memphis, TN || Hi Tone Cafe $ || TIX

Sun Nov 1 || St. Louis, MO || The Firebird $ || TIX

Mon Nov 2 || Kansas City, MO || The Record Bar $ || TIX

Tues Nov 3 || Springfield, MO || Outland Ballroom # || TIX

Wed Nov 4 || Oklahoma City, OK || 89th Street Collective # || TIX

Thurs Nov 5 || Dallas, TX || The Door # || TIX

Sat Nov 7 || San Antonio, TX || The Paper Tiger & || TIX

Mon Nov 9 || Houston TX || Fitzgerald’s & || TIX

Wed Nov 11 || Atlanta, GA || Purgatory - The Masquerade &^ || TIX

Thurs Nov 12 || Durham, NC || Duke Coffeehouse &^ || TIX

Fri Nov 13 || Baltimore, MD || Ottobar &^ || TIX

Sat Nov 14 || Philadelphia, PA @ The First Unitarian Church &^ || TIX

! w/ Dr. Dog

# w/ Title Fight

$ w/ Spencer Radcliffe

& w/ Girlpool

^ Eskimeaux

 

GEORGIA SHARES VIDEO FOR ‘KOMBINE’; ANNOUNCES CMJ APPEARANCE

Georgia | 09/17/15

Image: Georgia Press shot 2

Today Georgia shares a video for ‘Kombine’, taken from her eponymous debut album, out now. The video was directed by Weirdcore (Miley Cyrus, MIA, Aphex Twin, Tame Impala). 

Georgia will be heading back to New York to perform a BBC Introducing showcase at CMJ at Rough Trade New York on October 15, and will also be supporting Hot Chip on a string of their October UK dates. Live dates are as follows:

Wed 7 Oct – UK, London, Corsica Studios – headline with support from Tirzah

Thu 15 Oct – USA, NYC, BBC Introducing CMJ showcase, Rough Trade

Sat 17 Oct - UK, Manchester,COLLUMS*

Sun 18 Oct - UK, Leeds, Beckett University*

Tues 20 Oct - UK, Nottingham, Rock City*

Wed 21 Oct - UK, Cambridge, Corn Exchange*

Fri 30 Oct – UK, Manchester, Manchester Cathedral with Columns, Jack Garratt & Indiana

*with Hot Chip

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Written, performed and produced by Georgia in its entirety and recorded in her own home-studio, ‘Georgia’ is the product of two years of obsessive work, but also a young lifetime of voracious music listening.

 

Elements of the glacial yet hyper-melodic tone of early 00's grime, sweltering, mid-summer west London dub and ragga, sophisticated pop, first wave post-punk agitation, the formative influence of Missy Elliott and the high-concept, illuminated sound-design work of contemporary artists such as The Knife and Hudson Mohawke run through ‘Georgia’, a record that reveals new layers of intrigue and ingenuity with every listen.

Georgiais available on CD (WIGCD357), LP (WIGLP357), Deluxe LP (WIGLP357X) and Digital (WIG357D). The Deluxe LP comes with a bonus 10”.  You can purchase the album via Dom Mart or iTunes. The album tracklisting is as follows:

  1. Intro
  2. Kombine
  3. Be Ache
  4. Nothing Solutions
  5. Hold It
  6. Digits
  7. Cab Ride
  8. Tell Me About It
  9. Move Systems
  10. Heart Wrecking Animals
  11. GMTL
  12. You
 

JULIA HOLTER SHARES VIDEO FOR SEA CALLS ME HOME, NEW ALBUM HAVE YOU IN MY WILDERNESS RELEASED 25TH SEPTEMBER

Julia Holter | 09/10/15

Image: Julia Holter image - photo credite Tonje Thilesen

Following its recent release, Julia Holter has shared a new video for ‘Sea Calls Me Home’, the latest track taken from her highly anticipated new album Have You In My Wilderness, released September 25th. Watch the video below. 

The video – directed by Claire Marie Vogel – finds Holter in the picturesque landscape of her California habitat, and explores the surreal imagery of the song. Of the track itself, Holter says: “'Sea Calls Me Home' is about moving away from things that trap you, the scary wonder in discovering freedom.” 

Have You in My Wilderness was written from the heart – warm, dark and raw – and explores love, trust, and power in human relationships. While love songs are familiar in pop music, Holter manages to stay fascinatingly oblique and enigmatic, with some of the most sublime and transcendent music she has ever written. Like Holter’s previous albums, Have You in My Wilderness is multi-layered and texturally rich, featuring an array of electronic and acoustic instruments played by an ensemble of gifted Los Angeles musicians.

Have You in My Wilderness is also Holter’s most sonically intimate album, with her vocals front and centre in the mix, lifted out of the layers of smeared, hazy effects. The result is striking: clear and vivid, but disarmingly personal.  

Have You In My Wilderness will be available on CD (WIGCD341), Digital (WIG341D) and LP (WIGLP341). The album is available to pre-order with an instant grat of both ‘Feel You’ (watch the video HERE) and ‘Sea Calls Me Home’. Pre-order from Dom Mart HERE and iTunes HERE.

The album tracklisting is as follows:

  1. Feel You
  2. Silhouette
  3. How Long?
  4. Lucette Stranded On The Island
  5. Sea Calls Me Home
  6. Night Song
  7. Everytime Boots
  8. Betsy On The Roof
  9. Vasquez
  10. Have You In My Wilderness

Julia Holter will be touring in support of Have You In My Wilderness through October, November and December. Live dates are as follows with USA shows in bold:

06-Oct Open Air Theater  San Diego, CA  USA (w/ Beirut)

07-Oct Hollywood Palladium  Los Angeles, CA  USA (w/ Beirut)

08-Oct Hollywood Palladium  Los Angeles, CA  USA (w/ Beirut)

10-Oct Greek Berkeley  Berkeley, CA  USA (w/ Beirut)

12-Oct Bunk Bar  Portland, OR  USA

13-Oct Paramount Theatre  Seattle, WA  USA (w/ Beirut)

24-Oct Rough Trade  New York, NY  USA

27-Oct Ziegel Oh Lac  Zurich  SWISS

28-Oct Kammerspiele Theatre  Munich  GERMANY

29-Oct Brotfabrik  Frankfurt  GERMANY

30-Oct Uebel & Gefahrlich  Hamburg  GERMANY

01-Nov  Tavastia  Helsinki  FINLAND

02-Nov  Etablissemanget  Stockholm  SWEDEN

03-Nov  Parktheatret  Oslo  NORWAY       

04-Nov  Vega  Copenhagen  DENMARK     

05-Nov  Berghain  Berlin  GERMANY                  

07-Nov  November Music  Den Bosch  NETHERLANDS

09-Nov  Komedia  Brighton  UK

10-Nov  The Lantern @ Colston Hall  Bristol  UK

11-Nov  Glee Club  Birmingham  UK      

12-Nov  Islington Assembly Hall  London  UK

13-Nov  The Hug and Pint   Glasgow  UK

14-Nov  Brudenell Social Club  Leeds  UK

16-Nov  New Morning  Paris  FRANCE

17-Nov  AB Club  Brussels  BELGIUM

18-Nov  Biekorf  Brugge  BELGIUM

19-Nov  Le Guess Who? Festival  Utrecht  NETHERLANDS

24-Nov  Metro  Kyoto  JAPAN

25-Nov  Conpass  Osaka  JAPAN

26-Nov WWW Tokyo  JAPAN

28-Nov Clockenflap Festival  Hong Kong  HONG KONG

29-Nov Neon Lights Festival  Singapore  SINGAPORE

09-Dec Newtown Social Club  Sydney  AUSTRALIA

10-Dec  Blackbear Lodge  Brisbane  AUSTRALIA

11-Dec Howler  Melbourne  AUSTRALIA

12-Dec Meredith Music Festival   Victoria  AUSTRALIA

 

WATCH VILLAGERS ‘HOT SCARY SUMMER’ VIDEO AND NEW US TOUR DATES

Villagers | 09/02/15

Image: Villagers press shot

Today Villagers share a beautiful animated video for the soulful ‘Hot Scary Summer’, which rakes over the break-up of a love affair blighted by ‘all the pretty young homophobes looking out for a fight’. The accompanying animated video was directed by Hi-Sim and you can watch it below. 

‘Hot Scary Summer’ is taken from Villagers’ most recent album Darling Arithmetic - a breathtakingly beautiful, intimate piece of work entirely about love and relationships. Darling Arithmetic is the follow-up to Conor O’Brien’s debut, Becoming a Jackal, and its successor, {Awayland} - both hugely acclaimed and each nominated for The Mercury Music Prize, the latter winning Ireland’s Choice Music Prize.  

 

Today Villagers announce an extensive North American tour for the autumn, firstly as special guest to Paul Weller, followed by dates with John Grant. 

Villagers’  Conor O’Brien has also been invited to perform again as part of ‘In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited,’ which premiered at The Barbican in London in 2014. A landmark live tribute to the songs and music from the legendary filmmaker, David Lynch, the event will feature performances from Stuart Staples (Tindersticks), Jehnny Beth (Savages), Cibo Matto, Stealing Sheep, Sophia Brous and Kirin Callinan.  More info is available HERE. Full live dates are as follows, with UK & European shows in bold: 

Villagers tour dates: 

09-29 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom #
09-30 Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre #
10-01 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom #
10-04 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore #
10-05 San Francisco, CA - HEADLINING SHOW TBC
10-06 San Diego CA - The Observatory North Park #
10-07 Los Angeles CA - The Fonda Theatre #
10-08 Los Angeles CA - The Fonda Theatre #
10-09 Pomona CA - Fox Theatre Pomona #
10-13 Washington, DC – The Hamilton *
10-14 Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live *  
10-16 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair*
10-17 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge*
10-19 Toronto, ON – Mod Club* 

# with Paul Weller
* with John Grant

Villagers October US 2015 tour flyer

 

MARTIN COURTNEY ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM 'MANY MOONS"; WATCH "NORTHERN HIGHWAY" VIDEO

Martin Courtney | 09/01/15

Image: Martin Courtney photo by ShawnBrackbill

We're proud to announce the debut solo album from Real Estate songwriter and frontman Martin Courtney, titled Many Moons, out October 30th, 2015.

Many Moons is a bright, lush, 10-song collection of soft psychedelia that recalls the Kinks and Big Star even as it probes the depths of his own life as a family man, father, and touring musician. The album is squinting-at-the-sun bright, full of subtle introspection, an elliptical document of Courtney’s transition into family life and fatherhood, largely written while he was on the road touring Atlas, Real Estate’s third full length release.

As heard on Sirius XMU earlier this morning and accompanying today's album’s announcement is the video for first single "Northern Highway," directed by Rob Hatch-Miller and Puloma Basu. The video, shot recently in the bucolic summer landscape of upstate New York, can be viewed below.

His players on this album, including Jarvis Taveniere of Woods, who produced the album, and Julian Lynch and Matt Kallman, help bring a newfound sonic clarity, a brightness evidenced in "Northern Highway." Songs are rounded out with orchestral arrangements, as in the previously-shared "Vestiges," or the instrumental title track, a sweetly luxurious string and flute number that wouldn’t be out of place on a prime-era Pentangle record.

Courtney has long made a career of writing songs about what happens when your image of home is something you’re trying to hold on to, when the nostalgia that used to comfort you starts to feel unfamiliar. On Many Moons, he’s moved through that. It’s not so much a rejection of nostalgia, but an embrace of what’s ahead - an album-length meditation on his life right now, which is the type of exploration Courtney has become exceptional at. 

Many Moons will be released on CD, standard and limited edition LP. The limited edition LP (of 500) is available to pre-order now from Domino Mart and contains an alternate cover with an embossed jacket featuring an artist logo designed by Robert Beatty, layout by Rob Carmichael of SEEN and coke-bottle clear color vinyl. All pre-orders from Domino or iTunes include instant downloads of "Northern Highway" and "Vestiges."
 

 Martin Courtney Many Moons limitedLP

['Many Moons' limited edition LP (of 500) includes an alternate cover with an embossed jacket and coke bottle clear vinyl]

 

Many Moons tracklisting:
1. Awake
2. Foto
3. Vestiges
4. Before We Begin
5. Northern Highway
6. Many Moons
7. Asleep
8. Little Blue
9. Focus
10. Airport Bar



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Martin Courtney photo by Shawn Brackbill

 

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE ANNOUNCE 'LIVE AT 9:30'

Animal Collective | 09/01/15

Image: AC live at 930

Animal Collective have announced their first live album of a single show, Live at 9:30, taken from their June 12, 2013 show of a sold out three night run (June 10-12, 2013) at the historic Washington DC venue, 9:30. The release sees them play highlights such as “My Girls,” “What Would I Want? Sky,” “The Purple Bottle” from their decade plus career. Their previous live release, 2002’s Hollinndagain, was a compilation of live recordings from 2001. 

Geologist of Animal Collective had the following to say about the shows:
“Growing up in Baltimore, we’ve been seeing shows at 9:30 for over 20 years, back to when the building was called WUST.  First time was Pavement in 1994.  Always one of our favorite places to see shows, and always one of the most fun places to play a show.  Unless the power goes out.”

 Box PosterBox open
[The 'Live at 9:30' limited edition 3xLP boxset includes: each vinyl record comes in their own printed inner die cut sleeve; a fold out 18”x23” of the original 9:30 Club show poster; and a hand-numbered outer box]

Live at 9:30 is available as a limited edition hand-numbered 3xLP boxset to purchase online now exclusively from the Animal Collective Store or Domino Mart. All orders ship immediately and receive an instant download of the entire release. For a limited time the first 100 US orders will receive a screenprinted show poster designed by Shaun Flynn. Pre-order it now from iTunes or find it on all other digital platforms this Friday, September 4.

In addition to announcing the new live album, there’s a brand new Animal Collective website at myanimalhome.net.

In other Animal Collective related news, Panda Bear of Animal Collective released his fifth studio album Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper and accompanying Crosswords EP and Mr Noah EP this past year. Avey Tare of Animal Collective formed a new band Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks last year, which saw the release of their debut studio album, Enter the Slasher House.

Animal Collective - Live at 9:30 tracklisting:
1. Amanita (Live)
2. Did You See the Words (Live)
3. Honeycomb (Live)
4. My Girls (Live)
5. Moonjock (Live)
6. New Town Burnout (Live)
7. I Think I Can (Live)
8. Pulleys (Live)
9. What Would I Want? Sky (Live)
10. Peacebone (Live)
11. Monkey Riches (Live)
12. Brothersport (Live)
13. The Purple Bottle (Live)

 

PANDA BEAR'S 'CROSSWORDS' EP; LISTEN TO "NO MANS LAND"

Panda Bear | 08/19/15

Image: Crosswords EP

Today, we're happy to announce Panda Bear’s latest five track collection, Crosswords EP. It sees wind in his sails as we follow him on his next wide-eyed quantum leap from this year’s acclaimed album Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper with the escalator firmly jammed on UP.  

Crosswords EP is digitally out today, and physically on CD & 12” on November 13, 2015. All pre-orders from the Animal Collective Mart or Domino Mart come with an instant download of the five track Crosswords EP in MP3, 16-bit or 24-bit WAV files. Listen to "No Mans Land" below. The PBVSGR  deluxe  format is currently on sale for through both marts at $25 for a limited time in addition to the standard edition being on sale for $5.99 on iTunes and the deluxe edition for $9.99 on iTunes.

On Crosswords EP, Noah Lennox bequeaths five fresh and finely observed body-pop wonders - three new songs: “No Mans Land,” “Jabberwocky” and “Cosplay”  - and two re-castings of previous ore  - "The Preakness" - previously heard in spirited demo form on 2012's Tomboy LP boxset  -  and the whole shebang treasure-topped with a fresh take on his PBVSGR soul tour de force “Crosswords.”

Logic would appear to dictate, that if the collective noun for Ravens is a Wake, the collective noun for Panda Bear songs might surely be an Honesty.

The EP explores Noah Lennox's alchemical use of earthy base elements and life affirming ‘reports from the front’ to conjure up his trademark transports to the Goldilock's zone and comes appropriately enveloped in eye-popping fashion with artwork by Swiss artist Marco Papiro and with custom type-faces by Black Dice's Bjorn Copeland. 

Aided on studio production duties by Sonic Boom, the five EP tracks take us tumbling down the metaphorical rabbit hole once more… as Noah's latest Adventures in Wonderland continue . 

The effects are instant. Mighty morphing power arrangements emerge blinking from flick-flack intros that you'd swear were aided and abetted by the Mad Hatter himself. Time-lapse transitions spin past with a ‘blink and you'll miss it’ accuracy. Caffeinated rhythms, filtered from an apparently over-sized and uniquely patinated pot, spill out throughout. Zero point shudders of synthesized springs conspire with globular spongiform basslines, bustling at the seams. All circled by a hovering confidence of voices, oblivious to the chaos surrounding, conducting the controlled confusion of the improbably arranged tones and textures  - like Space Family Robinson yodels for the 21st century.

The Crosswords EP follows on the release of the PBVSGR Remixes EP compiling remixes from Pete Rock, Andy Stott and more.

Panda Bear’s Crosswords EP tracklisting:
1. Crosswords (EP mix)
2. No Mans Land
3. Jabberwocky
4. The Preakness
5. Cosplay

Panda Bear tour dates:
10-09 to 10-11 Miami, FL - Mana Wynwood [III Points Festival]
10-10 to 10-11 San Diego, CA – CRSSD Festival
10-13 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom @ [CMJ 2015]
10-14 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom #  [CMJ 2015]
10-15 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom  *  [CMJ 2015]
10-17 to 10-18 San Francisco, CA - Treasure Island Music Festival

$ w/ Bitchin Bajas
@ w/ PC Worship
# w/ Image Man
* w/ The Present, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

 

ALEX G ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM 'BEACH MUSIC', OUT OCT 9; STREAM NEW SONG 'BUG'

(Sandy) Alex G | 08/13/15

Image: Alex G press shot - photo credit Jeff Allen

Philadelphia’s Alex Giannascoli aka Alex G is pleased to announce his forthcoming new full-length album and his first for Domino, Beach Music, on October 9, 2015.  Listen to the album’s debut track ‘Bug’ below.

Beach Music was written and recorded in Giannascoli’s apartment, between the Fall of 2014 and the Spring of 2015, during breaks from touring with the likes of Speedy Ortiz, Cymbals Eat Guitars and Elvis Depressedly. While its predecessors often came in uninterrupted bursts—from his head to his Bandcamp page in a matter of hours and days—Beach Music was shaped in part by Giannascoli adapting to life as a touring musician. Songs were written within months of one another rather than all at once, with influences ranging from noise music to piano-based laments to Southern rock to the rhythmic focus of techno—whatever he happened to be most interested in at the time. “Every song is coming from a different place,” he says. “It branches off in all these directions, but it has its own sound. It’s not something I do intentionally, but I’m the common thread."

The album, his seventh full-length, follows on from previous beloved albums DSU (Orchid Tapes), Trick, and Rules, which have led to a fervent cult fan base, a number of Artist To Watch designations from outlets such as Fader and Rolling Stone, and a dedicated live audience who sing along with every word.

More info - http://sandyalexg.com

Beach Music is available to pre-order now on limited edition deluxe coloured vinyl with exclusive Alex G Live at The Headroom bootleg LP, limited edition cassette (exclusive to Bandcamp), CD, and digital download. 

Pre-order: Dom Mart / Bandcamp / iTunes

Beach Music track listing

01. Intro

02. Bug

03. Thorns

04. Kicker

05. Salt

06. Look Out

07. Brite Boy

08. In Love

09. Walk

10. Mud

11. Ready

12. Station

13. Snot

Alex G will support the release of Beach Music a headling album release show at Babys All Right in NYC and with a run of US dates supporting Title Fight and Girlpool. All dates, including UK & EU, below. 

Sat Aug 15 || Sayreville, NJ || Starland Ballroom #

Thurs Oct 8  || Brooklyn, NY || Baby’s All Right - album release show

Tues Oct 13 || Berlin, Germany || Berghain, Kantine

Wed Oct 14 || Haldern, Germany || Haldern Pop Bar

Thurs Oct 15 || Paris, France || Le Pop Up du Label 

Fri Oct 16 || Rotterdam, Netherlands || V11 

Sat Oct 17 || Brussels, Belgium || Botanique Witloofbar 

Mon Oct 19 || Manchester, UK || Night & Day 

Tues Oct 20 || London, UK || 100 Club 

Thurs Oct 22 || Columbus, OH || Strongwater #

Fri Oct 22 || Buffalo, NY || Waiting Room #

Sat Oct 24 || Toronto, ON || Not Dead Yet Fest

Sun Oct 25  || Grand Rapids, MI || The Pyramid Scheme #

Mon Oct 26 || DeKalb, IL || The House Café #

Tues Oct 27 || Minneapolis, MN || Triple Rock Social Club #

Wed Oct 28  || Bloomington, IN || The Bishop

Thurs Oct 29 || Nashville, TN || The End #

Fri Oct 30 || Memphis, TN || Hi Tone Cafe $

Sun Nov 1 || St. Louis, MO || The Firebird $

Mon Nov 2 || Kanas City, MO || The Record Bar $

Tues Nov 3 || Springfield, MO || Outland Ballroom #

Wed Nov 4 || Oklahoma City, OK || 89th Street Collective #

Thurs Nov 5 || Dallas, TX || The Door #

Sat Nov 7 || San Antonio, TX || The Pager Tiger &

Mon Nov 9 || Houston TX || Fitzgerald’s &

Wed Nov 11 || Atlanta, GA || Purgatory - The Masquerade &^

Thurs Nov 12 || Durham, NC || Duke Coffeehouse &^

Fri Nov 13 || Baltimore, MD || Ottobar &^

Sat Nov 14 || Philadelphia, PA @ The First Unitarian Church &^

# w/ Title Fight

$ w/ Spencer Radcliffe

& w/ Girlpool

^ Eskimeaux

 

FFS ANNOUNCE FIRST EVER NORTH AMERICAN LIVE SHOWS - ALBUM OUT NOW

FFS | 08/04/15

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FFS - the unique collaboration between Franz Ferdinand and Sparks - have announced their first ever North American live dates. This once-in-a-lifetime tour will follow a summer of headline shows and festivals around Europe, including an impressive headline show on the John Peel Stage at this year's Glastonbury Festival. The band will now bring their critically lauded collaboration to the states to perform in several cities including Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver and more.  FFS will also make stops in New York on October 6th at Terminal 5 + in Los Angeles on October 13th at Palladium. All tour dates below.

Watch the band perform "Police Encounters” on Later With Jools Holland and their most recent music video for "Piss Off" below.

The band released their self-titled debut album in June.  FFS was recorded at London's RAK Studios in London and produced by Grammy-award winner John Congleton (St Vincent, David Byrne, Anna Calvi).



FFS Tour Dates
09-30 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
10-02 Boston, MA @ Orpheum
10-03 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
10-05 Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theater
10-06 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
10-08 Chicago, IL @ Rivera
10-09 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
10-11 Denver, CO @ The Ogden
10-13 Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium
10-14 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
10-15 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre

 

GEORGIA STREAMS EPONYMOUS DEBUT ALBUM; PLAYING FREE NYC SHOW ON THURSDAY

Georgia | 08/04/15

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Georgia’s eponymous debut album, out this Friday, is now available to stream HERE.

Written, performed and produced by Georgia in its entirety and recorded in her own home-studio, Georgia is the product of two years of obsessive work, but also a young lifetime of voracious music listening.

Elements of the glacial yet hyper-melodic tone of early 00's grime, sweltering, mid-summer west London dub and ragga, sophisticated pop, first wave post-punk agitation, the formative influence of Missy Elliott and the high-concept, illuminated sound-design work of contemporary artists such as The Knife and Hudson Mohawke run through Georgia, a record that reveals new layers of intrigue and ingenuity with every listen.

You can watch clips of Georgia in her studio talking through each track on her album, HERE.

Georgiawill be available on CD, LP, Deluxe LP and digitally. The Deluxe LP comes with a bonus 10”.  You can pre-order the album via Dom Mart or iTunes.  Pre-orders will feature 5 instant grats - Intro, Move Systems, Be Ache, Nothing Solutions and Digits.

Georgia will be playing a free show in Brooklyn this coming Thursday, Aug 6th, in support of her album's release. Also joining the bill are Ricky Eat Acid, The Range, and Samantha Urbani (DJ set). The show at Babys All Right and is open freely to the public. More info here.

 

BOB MOSES SHARE NEW SINGLE, 'TOO MUCH IS NEVER ENOUGH’

Bob Moses | 08/03/15

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Ahead of the release of their debut album, Bob Moses now announce details of a brand new single – ‘Too Much Is Never Enough’ – due to impact alongside the album on September 18th on Domino.

Having premiered Sunday on Pharrell Williams’ Beats 1 radio show OTHERtone, ‘Too Much Is Never Enough’ sits at the heart of the Canadian duo’s upcoming album.  Following in the footsteps of earlier critically acclaimed single ‘Talk’, the new single demonstrates the bands unique ability to combine guitar lead songwriting and stirring electronic production to mesmerizing effect.

Currently on tour across the globe, in August Bob Moses will return to UK shores to play a one off show at The Lexington ahead of the release of their debut album on September 18th.  From there, they will take on an extensive tour of the USA throughout September. Please see full tour dates below.

‘Days Gone By’ is released on Septmber 18th. Preorder the album via iTunes HERE, via Dom Mart HERE and stream via Spotify HERE.

 

 

Bob Moses Live Dates:

August

01/08 - MoMA PS1 - New York, US

02/08 - Osheaga Festival - Montreal, Canada

13/08 - Sunkissed - Oslo, Norway

15/08 - Chill Out Festival - Turkey

19/08 - Symbiosis Festival - Oakdale, CA, USA

* 20/08 - Lexington - London, UK *

22/08 - Hinterhof - Basel, Switzerland

26/08 - Musikaliska - Stockholm, Sweden

27/08 - Heart - Ibiza, Spain

23-27 August - Decibel Festival - Seattle, WA

September

30/09 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY

01/10 - U Street - Washington, DC

02/10 - Jonny Brenda’s - Philadelphia, PA

03/10 - Sinclair - Boston, MA

04/10 - The Fairmont - Montreal, CA

06/10 - CODA - Toronto, CA

08/10 - Double Door - Chicago, IL

09/10 - 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN

10/10 - CRSSD - San Diego, CA

11/10 - Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO

14/10 - Imperial - Vancouver, CA

15/10 - Doug Fir - Portland, OR

17/10 - Treasure Island - San Francisco, CA

20/10 - Echo Plex - Los Angeles, CA

21/10 - Valley Bar - Phoenix, AZ

23/10 - Three Links - Dallas, TX

24/10 - Red 7 - Austin, TX

25/10 - Rudyards British Pub - Houston, TX

28/10 - Hi-Ho Lounge - New Orleans, LA

29/10 - Aisle 5 - Atlanta, GA

30/10 - Warehouse - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

31/10 - The Garrett - Miami, FL

November

01/11 - The Social - Orlando, FL

Tickets can be purchased HERE.

 

WATCH MATTHEW E. WHITE'S "VISION" VIDEO; NO SKIN VERSION ON US TOUR SOON

Matthew E. White | 07/21/15

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Matthew E. White has shared a new music video for "Vision" from his album Fresh Blood released earlier this year.  The groovy, horn-driven track gets a heartwarming film treatment from filmmaker Clara Aranovich and features Edi Gathegi (Twilight, Justified, X-Men) and Caitlin Stasey (Reign, Please Like Me, Neighbours). Nowness, who co-produced the video, is streaming it on their site or watch it below.

Along with the video comes the premiere of a track from the Fresh Blood: No Skin, a new deluxe full-length featuring a minimalist mix of the critically acclaimed album, minus strings, horns or choir, previously only available on the Fresh Blood deluxe vinyl edition. Fresh Blood: No Skin will be available digitally this Friday, July 24.  Stream the ‘No Skin’ version of "Vision" below the video.

Director Clara Aranovich said of the "Vision" music video:

This track captivated me immediately upon first hearing it on an indie radio station in LA and I knew instantly I wanted to direct a music video for it. I’m generally more drawn towards narrative videos and had been doing some research into the life experiences of the visually impaired (believe it or not, it was not the title "Vision" that inspired the idea of exploring blindness but rather a coincidence). The song lends itself so beautifully to the growth and conclusion of a complete story that the writing process was breezy.  And, as is the norm with me, what started as an intimate realistic story turned into something a bit absurd and surrealist and about so much more for me.”

Matthew E. White will continue touring beginning next week in support of Fresh Blood. See all dates below.

 

Matthew E. White tour dates:

07-29 Charlottesville, VA - The Southern
07-30 Knoxville, TN - Pilot Light
07-31 Nashville, TN- The Stone Fox
08-01 St. Louis, MO - The Luminary Centre For The Arts
08-02 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern
08-04 Pittsburgh, PA - Thunderbird Cafe
08-05 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
08-06 Northampton, MA - Iron Horse Music Hall
08-07 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade
08-08 Washington, DC - DC9
08-14 Malmo, SE – Malmofestivalen
08-20 Powys, UK – Green Man Festival
09-25 Cincinnati, OH – Midpoint Music Festival
10-25 London, UK – Barbican Centre
10-27 Aarhus, DK – VoxHall
10-28 Copenhagen, DK – VEGA

 

JULIA HOLTER RELEASES NEW ALBUM, HAVE YOU IN MY WILDERNESS, ON 25TH SEPTEMBER 2015, SHARES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE, ‘FEEL YOU’, ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES

Julia Holter | 07/09/15

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Have You In My Wilderness, released on 25th September 2015, is the fourth full length album by Los Angeles artist Julia Holter and her most intimate album yet. Recorded in her hometown over the last year and once again crafted with Grammy-winning producer and engineer Cole Greif-Neill, the album follows 2013's Loud City Song and two much-lauded previous titles - Ekstasis (2012) and Tragedy (2011). 

Album opener, ‘Feel You’, is the first single from Have You In My Wilderness, also released on 25th September 2015.  Watch the video below now.

Have You in My Wilderness was written from the heart – warm, dark and raw – and explores love, trust, and power in human relationships. While love songs are familiar in pop music, Holter manages to stay fascinatingly oblique and enigmatic, with some of the most sublime and transcendent music she has ever written. Like Holter’s previous albums, Have You in My Wilderness is multi-layered and texturally rich, featuring an array of electronic and acoustic instruments played by an ensemble of gifted Los Angeles musicians.

Have You in My Wilderness is also Holter’s most sonically intimate album, with her vocals front and centre in the mix, lifted out of the layers of smeared, hazy effects. The result is striking: clear and vivid, but disarmingly personal. 

Have You In My Wilderness will be available on CD (WIGCD341), Digital (WIG341D) and LP (WIGLP341). For a very limited period the vinyl LP will come with a photographic print signed by the artist, via Dom Mart only. The album is available to pre-order with an instant grat of ‘Feel You’. Pre-order from Dom Mart HERE and iTunes HERE.

The album tracklisting is as follows:

  1. Feel You
  2. Silhouette
  3. How Long?
  4. Lucette Stranded On The Island
  5. Sea Calls Me Home
  6. Night Song
  7. Everytime Boots
  8. Betsy On The Roof
  9. Vasquez
  10. Have You In My Wilderness

Julia Holter will be touring the UK and Europe throughout October and November with a London show at Islington Assembly Hall on 12th November. Additional tour dates in the US, Asia and Australia will be announced soon. Live dates with ticket links are as follows:

27-Oct Ziegel Oh Lac Zurich SWISS

28-Oct Kammerspiele Theatre Munich GERMANY      

29-Oct Brotfabrik Frankfurt GERMANY      

30-Oct Uebel & Gefahrlich Hamburg GERMANY                              

01-Nov Tavastia Helsinki FINLAND        

02-Nov Etablissemanget Stockholm SWEDEN        

03-Nov Parktheatret Oslo NORWAY       

04-Nov Vega Copenhagen DENMARK      

05-Nov Berghain Berlin GERMANY                              

07-Nov November Music Den Bosch NETHERLANDS                                  

09-Nov Komedia Brighton UK      

10-Nov The Lantern @ Colston Hall Bristol UK      

11-Nov Glee Club Birmingham UK      

12-Nov Islington Assembly Hall London UK      

13-Nov The Hug and Pint Glasgow UK      

14-Nov Brudenell Social Club Leeds UK                              

16-Nov  New Morning Paris FRANCE          

17-Nov AB Club Brussels BELGIUM       

18-Nov Biekorf Brugge BELGIUM       

19-Nov Le Guess Who? Festival Utrecht NETHERLANDS           

 

BOB MOSES ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM 'DAYS GONE BY' OUT SEPTEMBER 18TH

Bob Moses | 06/25/15

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Bob Moses have announced their debut album “Days Gone By” out on Domino on September 18th, 2015.

The highly anticipated full-length debut will feature 10 original tracks, including their current and critically acclaimed single “Talk.” To accompany the announcement of their album “Days Gone By” and upcoming North American tour (dates below), the duo also premiered the official video to “Talk.” Directed by Andreas Arvidsson and Robin Asselmeyer, and shot in Sweden, the mysterious video details the story of a young woman facing life- changing decisions.

The duo will embark on a 25-date North American tour that starts at Symbiosis Festival in California and will make stops in New York, Seattle, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Texas and Florida amongst many other cities. Tickets go on-sale Tuesday, June 30th and will be available to purchase here

Occupying the fertile ground between organic band and an all-electronic production project, Bob Moses draw on the two poles to vividly resonate across both. A duo with an individual name, Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance’s musical endeavor plays with this kind of duality all over their impressive debut album.

Alternating between brooding dance-floor burners and moments of reflective, downbeat repose, “Days Gone By” is a record that’s not in a rush to get to its destination, preferring to subtly, slowly seduce rather than sway and swagger into submission, weaving a rich spectrum of sensation over the course of its ten tracks.

The balance of man and machine is a delicate dance that Bob Moses have realized with their debut, and “Days Gone By” is a dazzling exploration of discreet, personal moods that engages and eventually engulfs, tastefully coalescing dance music’s giddy rush with more timeless, introspective song craft. Borrowing from both but slaves to neither, as a result the record is equally effective headphone listening, as it is deft club euphoria.

A Domino Mart exclusive, limited edition of “Days Gone By” is available for pre-order here, featuring silver vinyl and a download code with two additional two bonus tracks.   Pre-order the album on iTunes here. Be sure to catch the trailblazing duo live on the following tour dates this Summer and Fall.

07/31 – Output Club – Brooklyn, NY – SOLD OUT

08/01 – MoMA PS1 – Long Island City, NY


08/02 – Osheaga Festival – Montreal, QC


09/19- Symbiosis Festival- Oakdale, CA

09/23-27 – Decibel Festival – Seattle, WA 

09/24- Decibel- Seattle, WA

09/30- Bowery Ballroom- New York, NY

10/01- U Street- Washington, DC

10/02- Jonny Brenda’s- Philadelphia, PA

10/03- Sinclair- Boston, MA

10/04- The Fairmont- Montreal, CA

10/06- CODA- Toronto, CA

10/08- Double Door- Chicago, IL

10/09- 7th Street Entry- Minneapolis, MN

10/10- CRSSD- San Diego, CA

10/11- Larimer Lounge- Denver, CO

10/14- Imperial- Vancouver, CA

10/15- Doug Fir- Portland, OR

10/17- Treasure Island- San Francisco, CA

10/20- Echo Plex- Los Angeles, CA

10/21- Valley Bar- Phoenix, AZ

10/23- Three Links- Dallas, TX

10/24- Red 7- Austin, TX

10/25- Rudyards British Pub- Houston, TX

10/28- Hi-Ho Lounge- New Orleans, LA

10/29- Aisle 5- Atlanta, GA

10/30- Warehouse- Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

10/31- The Garrett- Miami, FL

11/01- The Social- Orlando, FL

 

LISTEN TO PANDA BEAR'S "CROSSWORDS (PETE ROCK REMIX)"; PBVSGR REMIXES EP OUT NEXT WEEK

Panda Bear | 06/25/15

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Panda Bear will release PBVSGR Remixes EP digitally next week featuring remixes by Pete Rock, Andy Stott, Container, DJ Marfox, and PC Music member Danny L Harle. Listen to the newly released “Crosswords (Pete Rock remix)” below in addition to the previously released “Boys Latin (Andy Stott remix)” and “Come to Your Senses (Danny L Harle remix)”. See the full tracklisting below.

Panda Bear will return to the US later this year to play Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, III Points Festival in Miami, Treasure Island Festival in San Francisco, in addition to a three night headline run at Bowery Ballroom in New York during CMJ 2015. See all tour dates below. Watch Panda Bear perform "Crosswords" live from Coachella below and listen to him perform it during his KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic session from earlier this year here.

Revisit the videos for Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper's "Mr. Noah," "Boys Latin," "Tropic of Cancer," and "Come To Your Senses." 

PBVSGR Remixes EP tracklisting:
1. Crosswords (Pete Rock remix)
2. Come To Your Senses (Danny L Harle remix)
3. Come To Your Senses (DJ Marfox remix)
4. Boys Latin (Andy Stott remix)
5. Mr. Noah (Container remix)

Panda Bear tour dates:
07-16 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall $
07-17 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
10-09 to 10-11 Miami, FL - Soho Studios [III Points Festival]
10-13 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom [CMJ 2015] @
10-14 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom [CMJ 2015] #
10-15 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom [CMJ 2015] *
10-17 to 10-18 San Francisco, CA - Treasure Island Music Festival 

$ w/ Bitchin Bajas
@ w/ PC Worship
# w/ Image Man
* w/ The Present

 

DOUBLE SIX PRESENTS ‘LA VIE EST BELLE / LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL’, THE DEBUT ALBUM FROM PETITE NOIR ON 11TH SEPTEMBER

Petite Noir | 06/23/15

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Double Six are pleased to announce the debut album release by Yannick Ilunga, AKA Petite Noir, ‘La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful’. The 11 track LP from the half-Congolese, half-Angolan, Cape Town-residing artist is due for release on 11th September 2015. This follows the release of his breakout EP, ‘The King Of Anxiety’, earlier this year. 

Recorded at Box Ten Studios in London with Oli Bayston (Boxed In) and Leon Brichard (Ibibio), ‘La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful’ is a highly accomplished album with a unique concoction of influences. The record seamlessly fuses intricate contemporary electronics and raw post-punk energy with Yannick’s stirring, soulful vocals and African shuffles that echo his homeland. Named after a revered Congolese film of the same name, the album is both a beacon and a vessel of inspiration, offering empowerment to those who need it. 

With footage filmed around the streets of Lubumbashi during Yannick’s recent trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo, the first track to be shared from the album - ‘Down’ - blends unrehearsed imagery and joyful sounds to paint a contemporary portrait of Petite Noir's Congolese background and his hopes for the country's future. Watch it below:

La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful represents the first full expression of what Ilunga calls ‘Noirwave’, which is more of a concept than a specific sound. Inspired by innovators like Mos Def and legends Fela Kuti and Tabu Ley, Noirwave encompasses a ‘new African aesthetic’, plain and simple. ‘I think for me, it's just the story their music tells and the sense of freedom. It's about seeing the positive in dark times’. 

‘La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful’ will be available on CD (DS100CD), Digital (DS100D) and double vinyl LP with etched artwork on Side D (DS100LP). Pre-order the album through Dom Mart HERE and iTunes HERE, and instantly download ‘Down’. 

Petite Noir is also happy to announce a headline show next month at Lot 45 in Brooklyn. The show, hosted by Afropunk Festival, precedes Petite Noir’s performance at the festival in August. Tickets will be available via Afropunk and Red Bull Sound Select. Tickets for all shows are available HERE. Full live dates are as follows: 

Sat 04 July 2015 Belfort, France - Les Eurockéennes
Sat 11 July 2015 Lausanne, Switzerland - Festival de la Cite
Tue 14 July 2015 NYC, USA – Afropunk Pre-Fest event at Lot 45
Sat 18 July 2015 Dublin, Ireland - Longitude
Sun 23 August 2015 NYC, USA – Afropunk
Tue 15 September 2015 London, UK - Lexington
Wed 16 September 2015 Glasgow, UK  - Stereo
Thu 17 September 2015 Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute
Mon 21 September 2015 Paris, France - Badaboum
Tues 22 September 2015 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique/Witloofbar
Thu 24 September 2015 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
Fri 25 September 2015 Hamburg, Festival, Germany - Reeperbahn Festival

 

WATCH DAN DEACON'S 'MEME GENERATOR' VIDEO

Dan Deacon | 06/12/15

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Baltimore-based musician Dan Deacon has shared a new music video for ‘Meme Generator,” the third video from his recent album Gliss Riffer. It follows the release of the Adult Swim’s Off the Air produced video for “When I Was Done Dying.”

The video directed by Monica Mirabile, stems from an earlier collaboration between the two on a performance art piece with choreography group FLUCT that resulted in Deacon writing an earlier version of “Meme Generator” with lyrics. To complement the video, there’s an interactive video game based on the four different choreography sequences seen in the music video. Surprises abound for those that play the game.

Director Mirabile says in regards to the collaboration:

“Meme Generator is a game of programmed choreography. The players are downloaded into a digital world and asked to play the game of semiotic codes interacting with the "house". A few years ago Dan and I decided to collaborate on a video that I was making with my own performance art collaboration (FLUCT). That video is set in a living room which looped suburban leisure choreography created by the glitch of being physically effected by technology. The inspiration for this video has been an extension of the way our bodies are programmed by the worlds we live. In the music video, four choreographers created four dances in a liminal house. I gave no rules, just asked for a response derived from the choreographers own relationship to the "program." The program being the familiar space of the house. I'm most directly inspired by the choreography of the people that surround me, as we are all affected by a similar marketed reality. We all play the game.” 

Watch the video for “Meme Generator” below

Play the interactive video game for “Meme Generator” here.
 

He has also been announced on the lineup of several summer US festivals including Outside Lands in San Francisco, Landmark Music in Washington, DC and Tenacious D’s-curated Festival Supreme in Los Angeles. See all dates below.

Dan Deacon tour dates:
06-15 Brighton, UK – The Haunt
06-16 London, UK – Oval Space
06-17 Manchester, UK – Islington Mill
06-18 Glasgow, UK – Centre for Contemporary Arts
06-19 Dublin, IE – Body & Soul
07-26 Carrboro, NC – Carrboro Town Commons
08-07 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
08-13 Rees, DE – Haldern Pop Festival
08-14 Gothenberg, SE – Way Out West
08-15 Oslo, NO – John Dee
08-16 St. Malo, FR – La Route Du Rock
08-20 to 08-23 Glanusk, UK – Green Man Festival
08-21 Charleville Mezieres, FR – Cabaret Vert
08-22 Pully, CH – For Noise
08-23 Hamburg, DE – Dockville
09-23 to 09-27 Seattle, WA – Decibel Festival
09-25 to 09-27 Las Vegas, NV – Life Is Beautiful
09-26 to 09-27 Washington, DC – Landmark Music Festival
10-10 Los Angeles, CA – Festival Supreme 

 

FFS SHARE VIDEO FOR 'PISS OFF'; REDDIT AMA TUESDAY JUNE 9

FFS | 06/08/15

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To celebrate the release of their self-titled album, FFS – the collaboration between Franz Ferdinand and Sparks – have revealed the video to the album track Piss Off.

The video, a fun and anarchic part-illustrated kung-fu-inspired caper, taking place in a futuristic city landscape, was directed by Rob Chandler (www.spaceagefilms.co.uk).

Addtionally, to celebrate their album’s release, FFS will host a live “Ask Me Anything” Q&A on Reddit at 1pm ET tomorrow, June 9.  Join the conversation here on Tuesday: https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA.

FFS, out tomorrow, Tuesday June 9, was recorded at London’s RAK Studios in London and produced by Grammy-award winner John Congleton (St Vincent, David Byrne, Anna Calvi).

The album is available on CD and download and also as 16 track double vinyl + limited edition double colour vinyl special edition & deluxe CD editions.

FFS also play a handful of UK dates on their European tour this summer, including an appearance at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival. All dates and tickets available here: www.gigsandtours.com

 

BOB MOSES RELEASE NEW SINGLE 'TALK'

Bob Moses | 06/03/15

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Today, the NYC-by-way-of-Canada duo known as Bob Moses premiered their brand new track titled “Talk”. The sultry summer smash is now available on digital platforms including iTunes and Spotify and serves as an exciting taste of what’s to come from the talented producer/DJ duo.

Since Bob Moses’ stellar performances in-front of thousands of fans at Mysteryland, Movement and Lightning In A Bottle Festivals last month, the critically acclaimed duo has now confirmed they will be performing live at MoMA PS1 on August 1 as part of their summer Warm Up series, as well an already-sold-out headlining roof-top show at Brooklyn’s Output Club on Friday, July 31.

Hailed by Consequence of Sound after their incredible set at Movement Festival in Detroit the reputable outlet tipped the duo as having “the ability to establish deep house on an entirely new level.” 

Bob Moses -- comprised of Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance -- grew out of the underground electronic dance scene, playing in abandoned Brooklyn warehouses and as part of the Marcy Hotel collective alongside the likes of Soul Clap, Wolf + Lamb and Nicolas Jaar.

Having received their oddball moniker from Francis Harris (the iconoclastic DJ/producer and co-founder of tastemaker label Scissor & Thread) after “urban planner” Robert Moses, their name is a testament to the pair’s DNA being very much entrenched in NYC, where they currently reside.

The duo unleashed their debut Domino release last year, an EP titled “First to Cry” and earlier this year collected their previous singles in the "All In All" compilation. 

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

07/31 – Output Club – Brooklyn, NY – SOLD OUT

08/01 – MoMA PS1 – Long Island City, NY

08/02 – Osheaga Festival – Montreal, QC

09/23-27 – Decibel Festival – Seattle, WA

 

GEORGIA ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM & 2 HEADLINE NYC SHOWS

Georgia | 06/03/15

Image: Georgia Press Shot credit Laura Coulson

We are proud to announce the debut eponymous album by multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter Georgia Barnes, out August 7th, 2015. Watch a trailer for the album featuring the opening track, 'Intro', below.

Additionally, we're excited to announce that Georgia will be performing two headlining shows in New York the week her debut album comes out. Details below, with tickets to both shows on sale this coming Friday, June 5. 

Mon Aug 3 || Elvis’ Guesthouse || New York, NY (Buy tickets)
Thurs Aug 5 || Baby's All Right || Brooklyn, NY (Buy tickets)

Written, performed and produced by Barnes in its entirety and recorded in her own home-studio, Georgia is the product of two years of obsessive work, but also a young lifetime of voracious music listening.

Elements of the glacial yet hyper-melodic tone of early 00's grime, sweltering, mid-summer west London dub and ragga, sophisticated pop, first wave post-punk agitation, the formative influence of Missy Elliott and the high-concept, illuminated sound-design work of contemporary artists such as The Knife and Hudson Mohawke run through Georgiaa record that reveals new layers of intrigue and ingenuity with every listen.

Born and raised in a deeply musical household in north west London, Georgia combined music study at London's SOAS with a stint working on the counter at Rough Trade and quickly made a lot of very natural musical connections, being invited to play drums with DIY innovators such as Kwes and Kate Tempest.

Georgia herself is a warm, compelling, malleable voice as believable a sensual soul-bearer as she is raucous provocateur (as witnessed at her dynamic recent live shows at The Great Escape and supporting Hot Chip and Kelela) and a very necessary new pop star for 2015.  

Georgia will be available on CD, LP, Deluxe LP, and digitally. The Deluxe LP comes with a bonus 10”.  You can pre-order the album via Dom Mart or iTunes.  Pre-orders will feature 4 instant grats - "Intro," "Move Systems," "Be Ache" and "Digits."

Watch the video for "Move Systems" below and listen to "Be Ache."

Georgia tracklisting

  1. Intro 
  2. Kombine  
  3. Be Ache  
  4. Nothing Solutions  
  5. Hold It  
  6. Digits  
  7. Cab Ride  
  8. Tell Me About It  
  9. Move Systems  
  10. Heart Wrecking Animals  
  11. GMTL  
  12. You  
 

SEE VILLAGERS IN CALIFORNIA THIS WEEK; "THE SOUL SERENE" FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD

Villagers | 06/01/15

Image: Everything I Am Villagers

Fresh off a successful run of European tour dates, Villagers will be hitting the west coast this week for shows supporting Domino's very own Patrick Watson in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego, as well as an headlining show in Los Angeles. All dates are below.

For those not able to attend, tune in as Villagers performs live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic on June 4th at 11am PST / 2pm EST / 7pm GMT. Tune in here

In addition, "The Soul Serene," from the new album, Darling Arithmetic, is available as a free download all this week on iTunes US. Click here to download it.

Listen to the album version of "The Soul Serene" along with a live version recorded at Brooklyn's Union Pool earlier this year.

Villagers tour dates:
06-02 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel *
06-04 Los Angeles, CA - Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery *
06-05 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
06-06 San Diego, CA - Casbah *
07-08 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore $
07-09 Napa, CA - City Winery $
07-11 Seattle, WA - Barboza
07-12 Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre $

* w/ Patrick Watson
$ w/ Calexico

 

THE BOHICAS ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM 'THE MAKING OF', OUT AUG 21ST

The Bohicas | 05/27/15

Image: The Making Of

Quickly building a stellar reputation on the back of a series of singles introducing their melodic, snarling guitar pop, The Bohicas release their anticipated debut album ‘The Making Of’ on August 21st on Domino.  Watch the band in action in the trailer for Pulse Films’ director duo thirtytwo’s (Blur’s ‘No Distance Left To Run, LCD Soundsystem’s ‘Shut Up And Play The Hits’) tour documentary from the ‘Swarm Over Essexxx’ tour below.

‘The Making Of’ lands blow after blow. Featuring early singles XXX and Swarm, alongside Radio 1 playlisted To Die For and Where You At, the album is two barrels' worth of electrifying tunes and crackling 21st Century rock and roll.

The Bohicas are rock and roll painted in vivid primary colours. Hi def, loud, fast, shiny and above all fun. A barrage of killer hooks, razor blade riffs and choruses that slap you in the face, grab your hand and lead you onto the dance floor. All shot through with pulp imagery torn from the pages of a graphic novel.

‘The Making Of’ was produced by Mark Rankin (Queens Of The Stone Age, Bombay Bicycle Club), Chris ‘Merrick’ Hughes (Tears For Fears, Adam And The Ants) and Oli Bayston (Toy, Boxed In).

The Bohicas are Dominic McGuinness, drummer Brendan Heaney, guitarist Dominic John and bassist Adrian AcolatseThe Bohicas’ story began in Essex where, as schoolmates, McGuinness, Heaney and John first came together over a love of The Beatles, The Kinks, Ray Charles and the new wave of guitar bands who emerged at the start of the century after the scrag ends of Britpop had finally limped off.

‘The Making Of’ will be available on CD, vinyl and digitally. In addition, the album will also be released in two special formats - the Deluxe Edition will feature a bonus 7” single featuring In The Mood and Rewind Replay, and will be available from Domino Mart and select indies. The same two tracks will also feature on the iTunes Bonus Track Edition.

The album’s artwork was created by illustrator Tomer Hanuka. “The immediacy and impact of Tomer's style marries perfectly to how we want our music to sound,” explains McGuinness. “The subject of most of the songs is a boy longing for a girl. We thought the cover should be inviting and dangerous so we asked Tomer to draw someone who is about to fuck off into the future and this is your chance to join her.”

‘The Making Of’ tracklisting:

1. I Do It For Your Love                                                   

2. To Die For                                                                       

3. Only You                                                                          

4. Girlfriend                                                                        

5. The Making Of                                                              

6. Where You At                                                               

7. XXX                                                                                    

8. Swarm                                                                              

9. Red Raw                                                                          

10. Upside Down and Inside Out                               

11. Somehow You Know What I Mean    

                

iTunes Bonus Tracks / Bonus 7”

12. In The Mood                                                             

13. Rewind Replay    

 

The Bohicas Tour Dates                                                 

Wed 27 May – UK, Glasgow, King Tuts

Thurs 28 May– UK, Newcastle, Cluny

Sat 30 May – Spain, Primavera

Mon 1 June – UK, Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach

Tues 2June – UK, Bristol, Louisiana

Wed 3 June – UK, Southampton, Joiners

Thurs 4 June – UK, London, Oslo

Sat 6 June – UK, Birmingham, The Rainbow

Sun 7 June – UK, Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

Mon 8 June – Manchester, Soup Kitchen

Mon 13 July – France, Festival Musilac

Fri 17 July – UK, Truck Festival

Sat 18 July – Ireland, Longitude Festival

Sun 19 July – Belgium, Dour Festival

Fri 24 – Sun 26July – Japan, Fuji Rock Festival

Fri 31 July – UK, Camp Bestival

Sat 1 August – UK, Kendal Calling

Sun 2 August – UK, Y Not Festival

Sat 22 August – Netherlands, Lowlands Festival

Sat 5 September – UK, Festival No. 6

Sun 6 September – Jersey Live Festival

 

PATRICK WATSON EXTENDS U.S. AND EUROPEAN TOUR; WATCH NEW VIDEO FOR 'HEARTS'

Patrick Watson | 05/27/15

Image: Patrick Watson Love Songs For Robots

Acclaimed Canadian artist Patrick Watson confirms new U.S. and European fall tour dates in support of his new album Love Songs for Robots (out now via Domino Records). The tour will now run through December, concluding with dates in New York City (at Irving Plaza) and Philadelphia (Underground Arts). The first of his US Love Songs For Robots dates is tonight, at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC.

In celebration of the commencement of the US tour, Patrick Watson is pleased to share a video for “Hearts”, recorded at a secret album release show in Montreal recently. Watch the video below.

In addition, KCRW yesterday featured previous single “Places You Will Go” as “Today’s Top Tune”—a preview to Watson’s upcoming appearance on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” on June 5.

Love Songs for Robots continues to receive widespread critical acclaim:

“Expansive and intricate…”—NPR Music

“Passionate…as nearly hallucinatory as it is pleasing to the ears.”—The FADER

“Otherworldly…Simply put, Love Songs for Robots is gorgeous.”—Boston Globe

“Watson’s voice exists in that airy, impossible realm that seems
more spiritual than physical in form.”—Stereogum

“Watson has outdone himself.”—Paste

The music was recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and Pierre Marchand Studio in Montreal. Of the record, some of which debuted at private concerts in small loft spaces, Watson explains, “I wanted to make a science fiction R n’ B meets Vangelis erotica with a zest of folk kind of record.” It was only halfway through writing the record when the artist found himself having, by his own submission, “a bad year” did more personal themes begin to creep in. “I started thinking about how emotional reactions were more mechanical than we think and the only thing left between us and artificial intelligence is the act of inspiration. Just food for thought.” Watch the official video for “Places You Will Gohere.

Watson composes, performs and records his albums with his full band of almost a decade, which includes Joe Grass (guitars), Robbie Kuster (drums/percussion) and Mishka Stein (bass). The recipient of Canada’s elite Polaris Music Prize in 2007, Watson and his band have performed to over 100,000 people at the 2009 Montreal Jazz Festival as well as with full orchestras in Amsterdam and Montreal. Raised and still living in Montreal, Watson himself has composed 15 scores for both film and television, including a trailer for “The Walking Dead” and Wim Wenders’ new 3D film “Everything Will Be Fine”, where he performed the songs “Cynical World” (an original for the film) and “Lighthouse.”

Love Songs For Robots is available on iTunes. The vinyl edition comes with an additional 7”, featuring a non-album track, and can be along with the CD on the Domino Mart.

PATRICK WATSON TOUR DATES

05/27 Washington DC @ 9:30 Club &

05/28 Brooklyn NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg & (SOLD OUT)

05/30 Boston MA @ The Sinclair &

05/31 Providence RI @ Columbus Theatre

06/02 San Francisco CA @ The Chapel (SOLD OUT)

06/04 Los Angeles CA @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery (SOLD OUT)

06/06 San Diego CA @ The Casbah !

07/05 Trois-Rivières QC @ FestiVoix *

07/11 Sherbrooke QC @ Théâtre Granada

07/17 Quebec City QC @ Festival d'Été de Québec ^

07/23 Calgary AB @ Calgary Folk Festival

08/01 Montreal QC @ Osheaga Festival

08/20 Pully CH @ For Noise Festival

08/21 Biddinghuizen NL @ Lowlands Festival

08/22 Brecons Beacons UK @ Green Man

09/04 Vlieland NL @ Into de Great Wide Open

09/05 Vlieland NL @ Into de Great Wide Open

09/06 Maastricht NL @ Bruis Festival

09/24 Nashville TN @ Exit/In

09/25 Urbana IL @ Pygmallion Festival #

09/26 Cincinatti OH @ Mid Point Music Festival

09/28 Chicago IL @ Lincoln Hall

09/29 Minneapolis MN @ Varsity Theatre

09/30 Winnipeg MB @ Garrick Centre

10/02 Edmonton AB @ The Starlite

10/05 Vancouver BC @ Commodore Ballroom

10/06 Errington BC @ Errington War Memorial Hall

10/08 Seattle WA @ The Crocodile

10/09 Portland OR @ Doug Fir

10/11 San Francisco CA @ The Independent

10/13 Los Angeles CA @ Teragram Ballroom

11/14 Hamburg DE @ Knust

11/15 Cologne DE @ Luxor

11/16 Berlin DE @ Heimathafen

11/22 Lyon FR @ Epicerie Moderne

11/23 Strasbourg FR @ La Laiterie

11/26 Paris FR @ Casino de Paris

12/11 New York City NY @ Irving Plaza

12/11 Philadelphia PA @ Underground Arts

! w/ Villagers

& w/ The Low Anthem

* w/ Emilie & Ogden

^ w/ The Barr Brothers

# w/ Tune-Yards, Zola Jesus

 

HOT CHIP 'WHY MAKE SENSE' OUT NOW; ON TOUR SOON

Hot Chip | 05/20/15

Image: Why Make Sense

Hot Chip's 'Why Make Sense?' album is out this week. The album features the acclaimed singles "Huarache Lights" and "Need You Now." Watch the videos below.

The new album was recorded in Oxfordshire and London and produced by Hot Chip with Mark Ralph and mixed by the band, David Wrench (FKA Twigs, Caribou) and Jimmy Douglass (Timbaland, Aaliyah). The album features guest appearances from De La Soul’s Posdnuos and Scritti Politti’s Green Gartside ("Love Is The Future"), as well as live instrumentation and backing vocals from touring band members Sarah Jones and Rob Smaughton.

Why Make Sense? is available on all standard formats as well as a special edition available for a limited time only from Domino Mart, featuring a bonus EP, Separate EP, with 4 new tracks recorded during the album sessions. Listen to Burning Up from the Seperate EP below. Due to a unique and bespoke printing technique which has never been used before, the new album Why Make Sense? is available in one of 501 different colours making every cover unique. View the artwork, designed by Nick Relph, here.

See the band live on their upcoming North American tour. All dates are below.

Hot Chip tour dates:
05-25 George, WA - Sasquatch Festival
05-26 Portland OR - Roseland Theatre
05-28 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
05-30 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
05-31 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
06-02 Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre
06-03 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
06-04 Boston, MA- House of Blues
06-05 Washington, DC - Echostage
06-07 New York, NY The Governors Ball Music Festival
07-31 Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
07-31 to 08-02 Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival
08-07 to 08-09 Squamish, BC - Squamish Valley Music Festival
08-09 San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands
08-11 Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre

 

FFS SHARE VIDEO FOR SINGLE ‘JOHNNY DELUSIONAL’

FFS | 05/20/15

Image: FFS Announce

FFS – the collaboration between Franz Ferdinand and Sparks – are pleased to present the first video from their forthcoming self-titled album, out June 9th in the United States. 

The video, which accompanies the single Johnny Delusional, was directed by acclaimed French directors AB/CD/CD who have previously worked on videos for Royal Blood, Lily Allen, Kasabian and The Postal Service.

Talking about the video, the band said:

"The first video for a brand new band sets the tone of how they may be perceived forever and we wanted a video that was mysterious, kinetic, artistic, and, well, made us look good."

The single was recorded at London’s RAK Studios in London during the album sessions and produced by Grammy-award winner John Congleton (St Vincent, David Byrne, Anna Calvi). 

Their self titled debut album is available on CD and download and also as 16 track double vinyl + limited edition double colour vinyl special edition & deluxe CD editions featuring the extra tracks ‘So Many Bridges’, ‘King Of The Song’, ‘Look At Me’ and ‘A Violent Death’.  You can pre-order FFS via DomMart  iTunes and Amazon.

FFS will be touring in Europe this summer. 

The dates are as follows:

JUNE

16th                               Glasgow                                  Arts School (sold out)

19th                               Montendre                               Free Music Festival

20th                               Ruoms                                      Aluna Festival

22nd                              Zagreb, Jarun                          Inmusic Festival

24th                               Brussels                                     Ancienne Belgique

26th                               Paris                                         Bataclan (sold out)

29th                               London                                                The Troxy          

JULY

1st                                 Cologne                                  Gloria

2nd                                Amsterdam                              Melkweg (sold out)

4th                                Dinan                                       Bobital L’Armor A Sons Festival

5th                                Lyon                                         Transbordeur

7th                                Genova                                   Goa Boa Festival

8th                                Zurich                                       Summer Odyssee

10th                               Trencin                                     Pohoda Festival

11th                               Barcelona                                Cruilla Festival

16th                               Catania                                   Zanne Festival

18th                               Lisbon                                      Super Bock Super Rock

19th                               Spain                                       Benicassim Festival 

AUGUST

20th                               Lausanne                                 For Noise Festival

21st                               Hasselt                                     Pukkelpop Festival

24th                               Edinburgh                                Festival Theatre (sold out)

25th                               Manchester                             Albert Hall

22nd                              Biddinghuizen                          Lowlands Festival

28th                               Paris                                         Rock En Seine Festival

SEPTEMBER

3rd                                Treviso                                      Home Festival

5th                                Rovereto                                  We Are Next Festival

10th                               Copenhagen                          Tivoli

12th                               Berlin                                        Lollapalooza

 

PATRICK WATSON 'LOVE SONGS FOR ROBOTS' OUT NOW

05/12/15

Image: Patrick Watson Places you will go

Patrick Watson’s new album Love Songs for Robots is out today via Domino Records. To celebrate the release, Watson is touring worldwide with additional dates to be announced. See details below.

Love Songs for Robots is receiving early critical acclaim:

“Expansive and intricate…”—NPR Music

“Passionate…as nearly hallucinatory as it is pleasing to the ears.”—The FADER

“…a heady slice of pop.”—MTV Iggy

“Intimate, lush, entrancing...”—NME

 “Watson’s voice exists in that airy, impossible realm that seems
more spiritual than physical in form.”—Stereogum

“Rich and ethereal…”—Consequence of Sound 

Watson recently shared the video for “Places You Will Go,” watch it here. Of the inspiration for the video, Oscar-nominated directors Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski explain, “The video was inspired by watching the band play small shows leading up to the release…The clip is shot in a small Sequoia cabin in Northern Quebec in a single take, from a single perspective. The reward of this very simple concept is a lively, energetic and intimate portrait of Patrick and the band.” 

Love Songs For Robots is available on iTunes. The vinyl edition comes with an additional 7”, featuring a non-album track, and can be along with the CD on the Domino Mart.

 

MATTHEW E. WHITE ANNOUNCES US SUMMER TOUR DATES

Matthew E. White | 05/07/15

Image: Matthew E. White Fresh Blood

Matthew E. White will be touring this summer in support of his recently released sophomore LP ‘Fresh Blood.' These live dates will follow his European headline tour, as well as a winter tour of the US that saw him perform with a 30-piece orchestra at BRIC Arts Media House in Brooklyn. See all the dates below.

Footage from that extraordinary BRIC show is featured on Matthew E. White’s new video for single ‘Feeling Good is Good Enough.’ Watch the video below alongside White and his band performing "Rock and Roll Is Cold" live on the Late Show with David Letterman earlier this year. 

Matthew E. White tour dates:
05-07 Durham,, NC - Cat’s Cradle
05-08 Asheville, NC - The Mothlight
05-10 Shaky Knees Music Fest - Atlanta, GA
07-29 Charlottesville, VA - The Southern
07-30 Knoxville, TN - Pilot Light
07-31 Nashville, TN - The Stone Fox
08-01 St. Louis, MO - The Luminary Centre For The Arts
08-02 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern
08-04 Pittsburgh, PA - Thunderbird Cafe
08-05 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
08-07 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade
08-08 Washington, DC - DC9
09-25 to 09-27 Cincinatti, OH - Midpoint Music Festival 

 

WATCH PANDA BEAR'S "COME TO YOUR SENSES" VIDEO; GORILLAVSBEAR TAKEOVER

Panda Bear | 05/07/15

Image: Panda Bear by Tonje Thilesen

Panda Bear has shared a new video for Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper track ‘Come To Your Senses’. Watch it below or over at GorillavsBear as Noah Lennox is guest editing the site today. This follows the videos for previous PBVSGR tracks "Mr. Noah," "Boys Latin," and most recently "Tropic of Cancer." Also, listen to the recent remix of "Come To Your Senses" done by PC Music affiliate Danny L Harle below.

Lennox says of the Sam Fleischner-directed video shot in Lisbon where Lennox resides, “Rua da Rosa is the narrow but main street cut through the Bairro Alto neighborhood here in Lisbon. Visitors mainly stock the area during the day but it’s perhaps the principle target for partying Lisbon teenagers Thursday through Sunday nights. The constant shifts make it a particularly fascinating neighbourhood to me. It’s noisy except for Sunday mornings. I’d had an idea for a while to shoot the street for a bit to catch the traffic. When my friend Sam was here shooting a short thing we made for the recent album he was game to give the idea a go.”


Panda Bear is in the US this week for a series of shows and recently announced a three night run at Bowery Ballroom Oct 13-15 as part of this year's CMJ festival. See all the dates below.
 
05-08 Nashville, TN - Exit In [Buy tickets]
05-09 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel [Buy tickets]
05-10 Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival [Buy tickets]
05-24 Bradley, CA - Lightning in a Bottle Festival [Buy tickets]
05-28 Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound Festival [Buy tickets]
07-17 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival [Buy tickets]
10-13 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom [Buy tickets]
10-14 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom [Buy tickets]
10-15 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom [Buy tickets]
 

PATRICK WATSON SHARES VIDEO FOR "PLACES YOU WILL GO"; 'LOVE SONGS FOR ROBOTS' STREAMING VIA NPR'S FIRST LISTEN

Patrick Watson | 05/05/15

Image: Patrick Watson Places you will go

Patrick Watson has shared the video for Love Songs For Robots highlight Places You Will Go’, available for viewing below. The video was directed by Oscar-nominated team Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski, who have the following to say about the video: 

“The video was inspired by watching the band play small shows leading up to the release…The clip is shot in a small Sequoia cabin in Northern Quebec in a single take, from a single perspective. The reward of this very simple concept is a lively, energetic and intimate portrait of Patrick and the band.”

The album is now streaming via NPR's 'First Listen'. Listen to Love Songs For Robots in its entirety HERE.

Love Songs For Robots is out May 12th. The new album was recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and Pierre Marchand Studio in Montreal. Of the record, some of which was debuted at private concerts in small loft spaces, Watson explains:

“I wanted to make a science fiction R’n’ B meets Vangelis erotica with a zest of folk kind of record.” It was only halfway through writing the record when the artist found himself having, by his own submission, “a bad year” did more personal themes begin to creep in.

“I started thinking about how emotional reactions were more mechanical than we think and the only thing left between us and artificial intelligence is the act of inspiration. Just food for thought.”

To celebrate the release, Watson will embark on a worldwide tour. All dates below. 

PATRICK WATSON LIVE

May 8            Amsterdam, NL           Melkweg (old room)                                                   SOLD OUT

May 9            Maastricht, NL               Muziekgieterij                                                         Buy Tickets

May 11         London, UK                  Bush Hall                                                             (SOLD OUT)

May 13           Paris, FR                       Café de la Danse                                                    (SOLD OUT)

May 14           Luxembourg, LX             Rockhal                                                                 Buy Tickets

May 15           Berlin, DE                      Gruener Salon                                                        Buy Tickets

May 17           Brussels, BE                  Cirque Royale*                                                       (SOLD OUT)

May 23           Toronto, ON                  CBC Music Festival†                                                Buy Tickets

May 27           Washington, DC             9:30 Club‡                                                             Buy Tickets

May 28           Brooklyn, NY                 Music Hall of Williamsburg‡                                     Buy Tickets

May 30           Boston, MA                    The Sinclair‡                                                          Buy Tickets

May 31           Providence, RI               Colombus Theatre                                                  Buy Tickets

June 2            San Francisco, CA          The Chapel*                                                           (SOLD OUT)

June 4            Los Angeles, CA             Hollywood Forever Cemetery*                                 Buy Tickets

July 5             Trois-Rivières, QC          Festivoix                                                                Buy Tickets

June 6            San Diego, CA                The Casbah                                                            Buy Tickets

July 11          Sherbrooke, QC              Théâtre Granada (Festival Sherblues & Folk)Buy Tickets

July 17           Quebec, QC                   Plaines d’Abraham (FEQ)                                         Buy Tickets

July 23           Calgary,AB                    Calgary Folk Fest                                                    Buy Tickets

 July 31, August 1 &2                         Montreal QC @ Osheaga                                           Buy Tickets 

*with Villagers

†with Bahamas, Coeur de Pirate

‡with The Low Anthem

Love Songs For Robots is available for pre-order on iTunes with an instant download of the title track. The vinyl edition comes with an additional 7”, featuring a non-album track, and can be preordered along with the CD on the Domino Mart.

 

THE KILLS ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL HEADLINING NORTH AMERICAN DATES

The Kills | 05/04/15

Image: The Kills October 2014 live photo by Dana Yavin

Ahead of their West Coast run this summer, The Kills have expanded their tour to include new shows in Brooklyn and Philadelphia and will play a handful of festivals including the Squamish Valley Arts Festival and Osheaga Music and Arts Festival in Canada. 

The band’s most recent album Blood Pressures, was released in 2011. This past year was an eventful one for The Kills, which focused on touring, festivals, as well as their passion for visual art. Jamie Hince opened “Echo Home”, an exhibit of his photographic work at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York.  In addition to Jamie’s Photography, Alison Mosshart’s original painting on paper, canvas and fabric art were included in “Push It”, a 21-person group show devoted to female artists at ArtNowNY in April—some of which featured in the New York Times T Magazine.

Watch the concert length film shot in 2011 at the prestigious L'Olympia Theatre in Paris below.


The Kills are currently in the studio working on their fifth album. Watch this space for more info.

07-25 Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party
07-27 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey
07-28 Pomona, CA - Glass House
07-31 Montreal, QB - Osheaga Music and Arts Festival
08-01 Detroit, MI - St. Andrew’s Hall
08-03 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
08-05 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
08-06 Salt Lake City, UT - Twilight Concert Series (Pioneer Park)
08-08 Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
08-09 Squamish, BC - Squamish Valley Music Festival
09-23 Philadelphia PA - Union Transfer
09-24 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
09-27 Washington, DC - Landmark Festival 
 

 

LISTEN TO PANDA BEAR'S "COME TO YOUR SENSES (DANNY L HARLE REMIX)"; ON TOUR NOW

Panda Bear | 05/01/15

Image: Panda Bear by Tonje Thilesen

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.

05-08 Nashville, TN - Exit In [Buy tickets]
05-09 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel [Buy tickets]
05-10 Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival [Buy tickets]
05-24 Bradley, CA - Lightning in a Bottle Festival [Buy tickets]
05-28 Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound Festival [Buy tickets]
07-17 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival [Buy tickets]
10-13 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom [Buy tickets]
10-14 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom [Buy tickets]
10-15 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom [Buy tickets]

 

LA PRIEST ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM, INJI

04/30/15

Image: LA Priest announcement

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.

 

Inji Tracklisting:

 

  1. Occasion  
  2. Lady's In Trouble With The Law  
  3. Gene Washes With New Arm  
  4. Oino  
  5. Party Zute / Learning To Love
  6. Lorry Park  
  7. Night Train  
  8. Fabby  
  9. A Good Sign  
  10. Mountain  

Click HERE for more information

 

GEORGE FITZGERALD'S ALBUM 'FADING LOVE' OUT NOW

George FitzGerald | 04/28/15

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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.

For all tour dates, head here.

 

STREAM NEW HOT CHIP TRACK BURNING UP, TAKEN FROM BONUS EP

Hot Chip | 04/27/15

Image: Hot Chip Why Make Sense announce

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 download on iTunes available 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.

Tue 12 May - UK, Glasgow,Glasgow School of Art (w/ DJ Pete Fowler) – SOLD OUT

Wed 13 May - UK, Manchester,Gorilla (w/ DJ Pete Fowler) – SOLD OUT

Thu 14 May - UK, London,Oval Space (w/ Georgia) – SOLD OUT

Sun 17 May - Belgium, Brussels,Les Nuits Botanique – SOLD OUT

Tue 19 May - Netherlands, Amsterdam,Tolhuistuin – SOLD OUT

Wed 20 May - Germany, Berlin,Heimathafen – SOLD OUT

Thu 21 May - France, Paris,La Gaite Lyrique – SOLD OUT

Mon 25 May – USA, George, WA,Sasquatch Festival

Tue 26 May – USA, Portland, OR,Roseland Theater

Thu 28 May – USA, Denver, CO,Ogden Theatre

Sat 30 May – USA, Minneapolis, MN,First Avenue

Sun 31 May – USA, Milwaukee, WI,Turner Hall Ballroom

 Tue 2 June – USA, Detroit, MI,Majestic Theatre

Wed 3 June – Canada, Toronto, ON,Danforth Music Hall

Thu 4 June – USA, Boston, MA,House of Blues - Boston

Fri 5 June – USA, Washington, DC,Echostage

Sun 7 June – USA, New York, NY,The Governors Ball Music Festival

Sat 13 June - Turkey, Istanbul,Effe’s One Love Festival

Thu 18 June - Spain, Barcelona,Sonar By Day Festival

Fri 19 June - Spain, Barcelona,Sonar By Night Festival

Thu 25 June - Belgium, Werchter,Rock Werchter

Fri 26 June - UK, Pilton, Glastonbury Festival

Thu 2 July - Denmark, Roskilde,Roskilde Festival

Fri 3 July - Netherlands, Amsterdam,Pitch Festival

Sun 5 July - France, Calvi,Calvi On The Rocks

Fri 10 July - UK, Perthshire,T In The Park

Sun 12 July - France, Aix-les-Bains, Musilac Festival

Mon 13 July - Switzerland, Montreaux, Montreaux Jazz Festival

Sat 18 July - UK, London,Lovebox

Sat 25 July - Russia, Moscow, Afisha Picnic Festival

Fri 31 July - USA, Chicago, IL, Lollapalooza 

Sun 2 Aug - Canada, Quebec, Osheaga Festival

Fri 7 Aug - Canada, British Columbia, Squamish Valley Music Festival

Sun 9 Aug - USA, San Francisco, CA, San Francisco’s Outside Land

Tue 11 Aug – USA, Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre (plus special guests ‘!!!’ and Com Truise)

Fri 21 Aug - UK, Crickhowell,Green Man Festival

Sat 22 Aug - Netherlands, Biddinghuizen, Lowlands Festival

Sat 29 Aug - Switzerland, Zurich, Zurich Openair Festival

Sun 30 Aug - France, Paris, Rock En Seine Festival

Sat 5 Sept - Ireland, Stradbally, Electric Picnic

Sat 12 Sept - Germany, Berlin, Lollapalooza Berlin 

Tues 13 Oct - UK, Bristol, O2 Academy (w/ Georgia)

Wed 14 Oct - UK, Portsmouth, Pyramid Centre (w/ Georgia)

Fri 16 Oct - UK, Glasgow, Barrowland (w/ Georgia)

Sat 17 Oct - UK, Manchester, Albert Hall (w/ Georgia)

Sun 18 Oct - UK, Leeds, Beckett University (w/ Georgia)

Tue 20 Oct - UK, Nottingham, Rock City (w/ Georgia)

Wed 21 Oct - UK, Cambridge, Corn Exchange (w/ Georgia)

Thu 22 Oct - UK, London, O2 Brixton Academy (w/ Lonelady)

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).

 

MATTHEW E WHITE SHARES VIDEO FOR 'FEELING GOOD IS GOOD ENOUGH'

Matthew E. White | 04/22/15

Image: Matthew E White Fresh Blood

'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' OUT NOW IN PHYSICAL FORMATS

Bob Moses | 04/21/15

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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 HERE or 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 'FADING LOVE' PREMIERES VIA ITUNES RADIO FIRST PLAY; LISTEN NOW

04/21/15

Image: George Fitzgerald Album Announce Shot

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)'.

For all tour dates, head here.  

 

VILLAGERS SHARE VIDEO FOR "EVERYTHING I AM IS YOURS"; 'DARLING ARITHMETIC' OUT TOMORROW

Villagers | 04/13/15

Image: Everything I Am Villagers

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 the follow-up to Conor O’Brien’s debut, Becoming a Jackal, and its 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 

Tickets for all shows are available from www.wearevillagers.com/live

Darling Arithmetic is available on CD, limited gold vinyl LP, and digitally. Purchase the album on CD or LP through Dom Mart HERE and digitally through iTunes HERE.

Darling Arithmetic Tracklisting

Courage

Everything I Am Is Yours

Dawning On Me

Hot Scary Summer

The Soul Serene

Darling Arithmetic

Little Bigot

No One To Blame

So Naïve

 

WATCH PANDA BEAR'S "TROPIC OF CANCER" VIDEO; ON TOUR NOW

Panda Bear | 04/07/15

Image: Panda Bear by Tonje Thilesen

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

* with Ducktails
! with Jessica Pratt

Panda Bear photo by Tonje Thilesen

 

HOT CHIP RELEASE SINGLE 'NEED YOU NOW', WATCH THE SHYNOLA-DIRECTED VIDEO

Hot Chip | 04/01/15

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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

2. Separate

3. Move With Me

4. Re-harmonize

The band recently announced further international festival appearances including Lollapalooza, Roskilde, Osheaga and more. Forthcoming live dates are as follows:

Tue 12 May - UK, Glasgow, Glasgow School of Art – SOLD OUT

Wed 13 May - UK, Manchester, Gorilla – SOLD OUT

Thu 14 May - UK, London, Oval Space – SOLD OUT

Sun 17 May - Belgium, Brussels, Les Nuits Botanique – SOLD OUT

Tue 19 May - Netherlands, Amsterdam, Tolhuistuin– SOLD OUT

Wed 20 May - Germany, Berlin, Heimathafen– SOLD OUT

Thu 21 May - France, Paris, La Gaite Lyrique– SOLD OUT

Mon 25 May – USA, George, WA, Sasquatch Festival

Tue 26 May – USA, Portland, OR, Roseland Theater

Thu 28 May – USA, Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre

Sat 30 May – USA, Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue

Sun 31 May – USA, Milwaukee, WI, Turner Hall Ballroom

Tue 2 June – USA, Detroit, MI, Majestic Theatre

Wed 3 June – Canada, Toronto, ON, Danforth Music Hall

Thu 4 June – USA, Boston, MA, House of Blues - Boston

Fri 5 June – USA, Washington, DC, Echostage

Sun 7 June – USA, New York, NY,The Governors Ball Music Festival

Sat 13 June - Turkey, Istanbul, Effe’s One Love Festival

Thu 18 June - Spain, Barcelona, Sonar By Day Festival

Fri 19 June - Spain, Barcelona, Sonar By Night Festival

Thu 25 June - Belgium, Werchter, Rock Werchter

Thu 2 July - Denmark, Roskilde, Roskilde Festival

Fri 3 July - Netherlands, Amsterdam, Pitch Festival

Sun 5 July - France, Calvi, Calvi On The Rocks

Fri 10 July - UK, Perthshire, T In The Park

Sat 18 July - UK, London, Lovebox

Fri 31 July - USA, Chicago, IL, Lollapalooza

Sun 2 Aug - Canada, Quebec, Osheaga Festival

Fri 7 Aug - Canada, British Columbia, Squamish Valley Music Festival

Sun 9 Aug - USA, San Francisco, CA, San Francisco’s Outside Land

Tue 11 Aug – USA, Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre (plus special guests ‘!!!’ and Com Truise)

Fri 21 Aug - UK, Crickhowell,Green Man Festival

Sat 5 Sept - Ireland, Stradbally, Electric Picnic

Sat 12 Sept - Germany, Berlin, Lollapalooza Berlin

 

GEORGIA SIGNS TO DOMINO; SHARES VIDEO FOR 'MOVE SYSTEMS'

Georgia | 03/31/15

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We are pleased to announce ‘Move Systems’, the first release from Domino’s latest signing - multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter, Georgia.

Built on a truly monstrous rhythm section, ‘Move Systems’ is a frenetic,  forceful and hugely imaginative track – offering as much cerebral charm as it does pure physical impact in the way it channels elements of early 00’s grime, dub, post-punk and hip hop into a genuinely new-sounding, globally minded brand of pop. The accompanying video, directed by Rollo Jackson (Hot Chip, Angel Haze, Danny Brown), is available to view now below.

Born and raised in north west London, the last few years have seen Georgia steadily establish herself as an important fixture in the city's most singular and imaginative artistic circles, playing drums for Kwes and Kate Tempest among others before emerging as an irresistible creative force in her own right with last year's Come In EP. 

Newly signed to Domino, Georgia is currently putting the final touches to her debut album which she entirely wrote, performed and self-produced - details of which will be announced soon.

Georgia will be performing live at this year’s The Great Escape in Brighton on May 15, and as a special guest of Kelela at XOYO on May 26. Further dates are to be announced.

 

WATCH DAN DEACON'S 'WHEN I WAS DONE DYING' MUSIC VIDEO

Dan Deacon | 03/24/15

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Dan Deacon has shared a new music video for "When I Was Done Dying", directed by Adult Swim’s Off the Air. The video’s an exquisite corpse style of collaborative animation, with one of nine animators, each handling their own thirty second segment of the song. See the full list of credits below or at Off the Air.  It marks the first time for both Deacon and Off the Air to work on a music video in this style, but the second time they’ve collaborated on a music video, following the video for 2012’s America’s “USA” 22 minute orchestral suite.

All this week at 4am ET/PT, Off the Air will be airing episodes featuring both collaborative music videos alongside work from the animators involved in the “When I Was Done Dying” video. Visit Off the Air’s Tumblr all week for interviews with Deacon and the animators. In addition, all this week the album version of “When I Was Done Dying” is available as a free track download on iTunes US. Download it here.

Watch Dan Deacon perform "When I Was Done Dying” (Live on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic) below.

Watch the videos for Gliss Riffer’s “Feel the Lightning” and “Learning to Relax.” 

After playing sold out release week shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York in late February, Deacon heads out on a North American headlining tour next week.  See all the dates below. 

Dan Deacon tour dates:

04-04 Fresno, CA - Catacomb Party
04-07 Richmond, VA - Gallery 5
04-08 Charlottesville, VA - The Southern
04-09 Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
04-10 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
04-11 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
04-16 Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
04-17 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
04-18 Atlanta, GA - Mammal Gallery
04-19 Birmingham, AL – WorkPlay
04-21 New Orleans, LA - Republic New Orleans
04-23 Austin, TX - The Mohawk
04-24 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s
04-25 Dallas, TX - Trees
04-28 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
04-29 San Diego, CA - Casbah
05-01 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
05-02 Mecca, CA – Desert Daze
05-05 Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
05-06 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
05-07 Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl
05-08 Seattle, WA - Neumos
05-09 Boise, ID - The Shredder
05-10 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
05-12 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
05-13 Omaha, NE - The Slowdown
05-14 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
05-15 Madison, WI- High Noon Saloon
05-16 Chicago, IL- Thalia Hall
05-17 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
05-19 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
05-20 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
05-21 Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount
05-22 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
05-23 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
05-29 Nimes, FR - This Is Not A Love Song
05-30 Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound Festival
06-03 Salzburg, AT - Rockhouse
06-06 Porto, PT - NOS Primavera
06-09 Vienna, AT - WUK
06-12 Kriens, CH - B-Sides Festival
06-15 Brighton, UK - The Haunt
06-16 London, UK - Oval Space
06-17 Salford, UK - Islington Mill
06-18 Glasgow, UK - CCA Glasgow
06-21 Hilvanrenbeek, NE - Best Kept Secret
08-20 to 23 - Powys, UK - Green Man Festival 

“When I Was Done Dying” video credits

Creative Director: Dave Hughes
Direction and Animation by Jake Fried, Chad Vangaalen, Dimitri Stankowicz, Colin White, Taras Hrabowsky, Anthony Francisco Schepperd, Masanobu Hiraoke, Caleb Wood, Koko Freakbean
Producer for Williams Street: Cody DeMatteis

 

DOMINO AT SXSW

03/16/15

Image: Domino SXSW Flyer

SXSW is upon us! Domino / Ribbon artists making appearances at SXSW in 2015 are Bob Moses, Matthew E. White, Laura Marling, and Hamilton Leithauser. 

For each artists schedule, see below. And to catch all 5, in one venue, on one night, come to the Domino Showcase at House of Vans this Thursday, March 19th. 

Domino SXSW Showcase @ House Of Vans
Thursday, March 19th
The Mohawk - 912 Red River Street, Austin TX 78701
8:00pm-2:00am

Domino SXSW Line Up

BOB MOSES

Wednesday March 18 || Resident Advisor @ Vulcan Gas Company || 8pm
Thursday March 19 || Domino Showcase @ House Of Vans at Mohawk || 10pm

Bob Moses release All In All, a collection of previous EPs and singles, on April 21st 2015. Their debut full length is due out later this year on Domino. 

“this Canadian-bred, New York-based production duo are turning out some of the coolest, laid-back electro this year.” – GQ, 13 Electronic Artists To Hear Right Now

“one of the underground’s most unique rising talents.” – Billboard

“The Canuck duo have a monopoly on chill, deep-house-adjacent grooves and their live elements bring a spacey, dare-we-say desertous vibe…” – THUMP

HAMILTON LEITHAUSER

Monday March 16 || The Onion & AV Club @ Red 7 || 7:15pm
Thursday March 19 || Heartbreaker Banquet @ Willie Nelson’s Luck, TX || 3:35pm
Thursday March 19 || Domino Showcase @ House Of Vans at Mohawk || 12am

Hamilton Leithauser (of The Walkmen) released his debut solo album, Black Hours, in 2014 via Ribbon Music. He is on tour throughout April and May. 

“the deep palette and intimate musicianship [on Black Hours] sustain a mood of late night melodrama” - Rolling Stone

“the most musically diverse and adventuresome of Leithauser’s career, yet that distinctive voice of his remains at the forefront, as curious and inscrutable as ever” - Paste

“Black Hours feels stately and hand-crafted, even as bits of vein-bulging intensity poke through... [a] welcome new discovery” - NPR Music

‘Riveting album’ - Esquire 

LAURA MARLING

Wednesday March 18 || KCRW Day Stage @ Austin Convention Centre || 3pm
Wednesday March 18 || Billy Reid @ Weather Up Bar || 6:45pm
Thursday March 19 || Communion Showcase @ St. David’s Church || 8:45pm
Thursday March 19 || Domino Showcase @ House Of Van at Mohawk || 1am

Laura Marling's fifth album, Short Movie, will be out March 24th on Ribbon Music. She plays Warsaw in Brooklyn on March 23rd. 

“False Hope is a standout on the folk singer’s first plugged-in LP” – Rolling Stone

“Album after album she continues to get more aggressive…now she is just this destroyer of worlds” –NPR Music

“Laura Marling’s voice is electrifying even when it’s subdued. Her precise, powerful phrases hit like lightning bolts before rescinding behind layers of expertly-picked acoustic guitar.” – Stereogum

“Full of hazy drones, expansive string arrangements, and, for the first time, electric guitar work from Marling herself, it's probably her most instrumentally diverse record to date” – The Fader

MATTHEW E. WHITE

Wednesday March 18 || Waterloo Records Day Party || 2pm
Thursday March 19 || Fotobom Presents… The Austin City Limits & NME "Bloody Mary Morning" / GSD&M courtyard || 10:40am
Thursday March 19 || Under the Radar Day @ Flamingo Cantina || 12:45pm
Thursday March 19 || SX San Jose day party @ Hotel San Jose || 3pm
Thursday March 19 || Domino Showcase @ House Of Van at Mohawk || 11pm
Friday March 20 || Another Planet Entertainment @ Red Eyed Fly || 12:30pm

Matthew E. White's sophomore album Fresh Blood is out now on Domino. He plays Letterman on Monday March 16 and will be touring through March and April. 

“Excellent… replete with sweeping string and choral and horn arrangements, backed by real-time rhythm-section synchronicity" – NPR Music

“White's playful, laid-back strumming and songwriting are delightfully warm.” – Spin

"Truly wonderful and wise" - MOJO Magazine

“A delicious record” – The Guardian

“Tranquility” is an absolutely stirring ballad, marked by hushed, almost whispery vocals and the pained wailing of slide guitar.” –Consequence of Sound

REAL ESTATE

Monday March 16 || The Onion & AV Club @ Red 7 || 5pm
Monday March 16 || Rocketfuel Showcase @ Vulcan Gas Company || 9:45pm
Wednesday March 18 || VICE/Jansport Showcase @ Cheer Up Charlies || 12am

Real Estate's most recent album, Atlas, came out in 2014. The band recently played CBS Saturday Morning and will be touring throughout April and May. 

"It is rare, and special, for a band to be this effortlessly and completely themselves.” 
- Pitchfork

“the first important record of 2014” - The New York Times

“a quietly sublime work” - Paste

“nostalgic and reflective, regretful and romantic.” - Under The Radar

 

 

PETITE NOIR SHARES VIDEO FOR 'THE FALL'; EP AVAILABLE IN CD AND VINYL IN THE US

Petite Noir | 03/11/15

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Petite Noir’s debut EP The King Of Anxiety is now available to purchase in CD and vinyl formats globally. To commemorate its release, the New York Times has premiered the video for EP standout ‘The Fall’ HERE, calling the track “a pensive, meditative ode to the inescapable changes wrought by time, with a quietly anthemic refrain and minimalist orchestration that might call the XX to mind.”

Directed by Yannick Ilunga (Petite Noir) and Rochelle Nembhard, the video for ‘The Fall’ explores their relationship, and symbolizes what we all face in our closest of relationships; the challenges which arise in our attempts to lose selfness and achieve unity.

Regarding the video, Ilunga says: 

“The video is inspired by the work of Serbian artist Marina Abromovic, and in particular her ‘The Artist is Present’ performance art piece (MoMA 2010), where she was reunited with her ex-lover, the German artist Ulay, after 22 years apart.

It’s intended as a raw and transparent look into what we do to each other in relationships, setting aside the fakeness and pretense that we shroud ourselves in.

When we fall, we fall together.” 

Petite Noir is currently working on his debut album for release by Domino’s sister label, Double Six, later this year.

The King Of Anxiety EP is now available in digital, vinyl, and CD formats from the Dom Mart

 

VILLAGERS STREAMS NEW TRACK 'HOT SCARY SUMMER'; ANNOUNCES 2 NYC SHOWS FOR MARCH

Villagers | 03/10/15

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Following on from ‘Courage’, the heartrending first single from Villagers’ forthcoming album Darling Arithmetic, Conor O’Brien is proud to share a second listen from the album, in the form of the soulful ‘Hot Scary Summer’, which rakes over the break-up of a love affair blighted by “all the pretty young homophobes looking out for a fight”. The song premiered earlier today on NPR’s All Songs Considered, and can now be heard here.

Darling Arithmetic is the third album from Villagers, set for release on April 14th in the United States. The follow-up to Conor O’Brien’s debut, Becoming a Jackal, and its successor, Awayland - both hugely acclaimed and each nominated for The Mercury Music Prize - is a breathtakingly beautiful, intimate album entirely about love and relationships. 

Villagers has just announced two NYC shows for later this month, which will kick off an extensive 2 month touring period, also taking in the UK and Europe. The UK tour will culminate in Villagers’ biggest London headline show to date at The Barbican on May 1st. Live dates are as follows: 

Mon 23 March – USA: NY, Brooklyn, Warsaw (with Laura Marling)

Wed 25 March – USA: NY, Brooklyn, Union Pool 

Sat 11 Apr - Holland: Rotterdam Motel Mozaique

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

Tickets for all shows are available from www.wearevillagers.com/live 

Darling Arithmetic will be available on CD, LP, and digitally. Pre-order the album on CD or LP through Dom Mart HERE and digitally through iTunes HERE. The digital pre-order comes with an instant download of ‘Courage’. (Watch the video for ‘Courage’ HERE).

www.wearevillagers.com / www.facebook.com/villagers / www.twitter.com/wearevillagers

 

MATTHEW E. WHITE'S 'FRESH BLOOD' ON NPR FIRST LISTEN; TUNEIN; ON TOUR SOON

Matthew E. White | 03/05/15

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Next week, Richmond, Virginia-based singer, bandleader and modern soul visionary Matthew E. White will release Fresh Blood, the follow-up to the critically acclaimed debut Big Inner. Produced by White and Spacebomb partner Trey Pollard and mixed by Pat Dillett (David Byrne, Nile Rodgers), Fresh Blood is now streaming in its entirety via NPR Music's First Listen and through the mobile app TuneIn for the remainder of this week.

For those of you who missed out or couldn't attend his performance earlier this week at BRIC Arts Media House, where he debuted the new album with the help of a 30 piece live band, listen back to a broadcast of the entire show next Tuesday 9pm EST on WFUV.  In addition, Matthew E. White hits the road this month for a series of headlining US dates including SXSW.

Fresh Blood is available on CD, vinyl and digitally. There is also a special edition of the album, which is a double LP gatefold heavyweight vinyl (WIGLP309X) containing a bonus LP titled Fresh Blood: No Skin – a full length minimalist mix of the entire album. You can pre-order Fresh Blood via Domino Mart and iTunes.

 

Matthew E. White's US dates:

03-07 Savannah, GA - Savannah Stopover Music Festival
03-18 to 03-20 Austin, TX - SXSW
03-22 San Diego, CA - Casbah
03-24 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
03-25 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
03-27 Portland OR, - Mississippi Studios
03-28 Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern
03-29 Boise, ID - Treefort Music Fest
04-01 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry
04-02 Chicago, IL - Schubas
04-03 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern
04-04 Philadelphia, PA - World Café Live
04-05 Allston, MA - Great Scott
04-06 Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right
04-07 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
04-11 Richmond, VA - The Broadberry
05-07 Durham, NC - Motorco Music Hall
05-08 Asheville, NC - The Mothlight
05-10 Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Music Fest

 

LA PRIEST SHARES VIDEO FOR 'OINO'

LA Priest | 03/03/15

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Sam Dust, AKA LA PRIEST, has shared the video for 'Oino, the first track from the artist’s new project for Domino.

The video was shot by Dust’s brother, director Isaac Eastgate, during the pair’s travels recently and was “inspired by a story our grandad told us about a man imprisoned in the desert who escapes by singing to a wizard”, according to the artist.

Having previously used the moniker for a 12" release on Erol Alkan's Phantasy label in 2007, ‘Oino’, Dust's new single, is the first material to surface from the artist since the hiatus of Late Of The Pier, his previous band, in 2009.

Sam Dust spent much of his time after 2010 in Greenland, studying the effects of the Ivittuut region's electro-magnetic phenomena on recorded sound, and producing more than five secret uncredited projects - some of which have already trickled out into the world to public acclaim.

Evoking the disruptive pop spirit of musicians like David Byrne, Prince, Arthur Russell or Aphex Twin, Dust's revived LA PRIEST project once again sets him apart as a true outlying original. ‘Oino’ marks the beginning of this long over-due re-emergence and is just a glimpse of the gloriously alluring hole in the fabric of the universe he's torn for himself. 

 

SUPER FURRY ANIMALS CLASSIC FOURTH ALBUM 'MWNG' DELUXE REISSUE OUT MAY 5TH; BAND ANNOUNCE LIVE DATES

Super Furry Animals | 02/27/15

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Super Furry Animals return to active service this spring with a deluxe 15th anniversary reissue of their long out-of-print album Mwng and a series of UK shows – their first since 2009. 

Originally released in 2000 on the band’s own Placid Casual label (between deals with Creation and Sony), the Super Furries career-defining fourth album Mwng was the band’s only Welsh language long player. It reached Number 11 in the UK album charts and was their highest selling record globally up to that point. It remains the biggest selling Welsh language album of all time. On its original release, the record was praised in an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons for its significant part in promoting the language and culture of Wales.  You can listen to ‘Ymaelodi Â'r Ymylon’ from the album HERE

Not only is 2015 the 15th anniversary of Mwng’s release, it is also the 20th anniversary of the band’s first gigs and the release of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (In Space), the band’s first EP. 

Mwng will be re-released in the UK on Friday May 1st (International Worker’s Day) and on May 5th in North America. The reissue comes in several formats. Deluxe editions (vinyl, CD and download) contain five tracks previously released on the US version of Mwng under the name Mwng Bach as well as a previously unreleased Peel session and a full live show recorded at ATP. The album is available to pre-order from Domino and from iTunes. Pre-orders of the physical album from Domino will receive a download of the standard album immediately. 

Super Furry Animals will play their first gigs since December 2009 in the week that Mwng is reissued. The band play:

May 1  - Cardiff University Great Hall

May 2 - Cardiff University Great Hall

May 5 - Glasgow O2 Academy

May 6 - Manchester Albert Hall

May 8 - London O2 Academy Brixton

Tickets go on sale Thursday March 5th at 9am.

 

Mwng deluxe vinyl tracklisting:

 

Side A - Mwng Side 1

Drygioni

Ymaelodi Â'r Ymylon

Y Gwyneb Iau

Dacw Hi

Nythod Cacwn

Pan Ddaw'r Wawr

Side B - Mwng Side 2

Ysbeidiau Heulog

Y Teimlad

Sarn Helen

Gwreiddiau Dwfn/Mawrth Oer Ar Y Blaned Neifion

Side C - Mwng Bach

Cryndod Yn Dy Lais

Trons Mr. Urdd

Calimero

Sali Mali

(Nid) Hon Yw'r Gân Sy'n Mynd I Achub Yr Iaith

Side D - Peel Session

Nythod Cacwn

Cryndod Yn Dy Lais

Y Gwyneb Iau

Gwreiddiau Dwfn/Mawrth Oer Ar Y Blaned Neifion

Side E - Live At ATP

Drygioni

Ysbeidiau Heulog

Pan Ddaw'r Wawr

Y Gwyneb Iau

Ymaelodi Â'r Ymylon

Side F - Live At ATP

Nythod Cacwn

Gwreiddiau Dwfn/Mawrth Oer Ar Y Blaned Neifion

Mwng deluxe CD tracklisting:

CD1 - Mwng

Drygioni

Ymaelodi Â'r Ymylon

Y Gwyneb Iau

Dacw Hi

Nythod Cacwn

Pan Ddaw'r Wawr

Ysbeidiau Heulog

Y Teimlad

Sarn Helen

Gwreiddiau Dwfn/Mawrth Oer Ar Y Blaned Neifion

Mwng Bach

Cryndod Yn Dy Lais

Trons Mr. Urdd

Calimero

Sali Mali

(Nid) Hon Yw'r Gân Sy'n Mynd I Achub Yr Iaiath

CD2: Peel Session

Nythod Cacwn

Cryndod Yn Dy Lais

Y Gwyneb Iau

Gwreiddiau Dwfn/Mawrth Oer Ar Y Blaned Neifion

Live At ATP

Drygioni

Ysbeidiau Heulog

Pan Ddaw'r Wawr

Y Gwyneb Iau

Ymaelodi Â'r Ymylon

 Nythod Cacwn

Gwreiddiau Dwfn/Mawrth Oer Ar Y Blaned Neifion

 

GEORGE FITZGERALD ANNOUNCES 'FADING LOVE' FOR APRIL 28TH RELEASE; LISTEN TO "FULL CIRCLE"

02/25/15

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Fading Love, the long-awaited debut album from Berlin-based, British-born DJ and producer George FitzGerald, will be out April 28 on Double Six/Domino. The first listen from the album comes in the form of ‘Full Circle’, available to stream now HERE.



‘Full Circle’ premiered earlier today on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show as the Hottest Record In The World, and is also now featured as an NPR ‘Songs We Love’. The track, featuring vocals from Boxed In frontman Oli Bayston, is about the unfulfilled promise of stagnant relationships, both romantic and idealistic, and is perfectly suited for both headphones and the club.  

Fading Love establishes an exciting new chapter for the acclaimed British producer, DJ, and ManMakeMusic label head, marking an expansion out from his blistering DJ sets across Europe and the UK, and into the realm of songwriter/producer peers such as Caribou, Four Tet, and Jon Hopkins. The two-time Radio 1 resident, and producer of Katy B’s ‘I Like You’, FitzGerald has accomplished a great deal for his 26 years, including tour dates with Disclosure, a recent Jon Hopkins remix (hear his ‘Open Eye Signal’ remix HERE), and a string of well-received club singles for labels Hotflush and Aus, in addition to his previous two releases on Double Six, “I Can Tell (By The Way You Move)” and “Magnetic”. 

Fading Love is an intriguingly textured debut album, touching on the more emotive and tactile spectrum of electronic music, while keeping one foot firmly planted on the dance floor. 

Fading Love will be available on CD, LP, and digitally. Pre-order the album through Dom Mart HERE and through iTunes HERE. All pre-orders come with an instant grat of ‘Full Circle’. 

Fading Love Tracklisting

01. About Time
02. Full Circle
03. Knife To The Heart
04. Call It Love (If You Want To)
05. Beginning At The End
06. Shards
07. Your Two Faces
08. Crystalize
09. Frank Is Sleeping
10. The Waiting

George Fitzgerald USA DJ Dates 

26th Feb – CAN: Stereobar, Montreal
27th Feb – USA: Trade, Miami
28th Feb – USA: Spybar, Chicago
5th March – USA: Middlesex Lounge, Boston
6th March – USA: U Hall, Washington
7th March – USA: Verboten, NYC

 

 

REAL ESTATE ANNOUNCE MAY/JUNE TOUR DATES; PLAYING RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL WITH BELLE & SEBASTIAN

Real Estate | 02/24/15

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Real Estate has announced a run of headlining and festival dates in May and June of this year, taking in both East and West coasts of the US and a short trip into Canada. The 12 dates will also see the band take the stage at the famed Radio City Music Hall for the first time ever, opening for Glaswegian band Belle & Sebastian.

Full dates were announced today, with Woodsist Festival, Sasquatch, and Radio City Music Hall already on sale. All others shows go on sale this coming Friday, Feb 27th, with the exception of their NXNE show, which is on sale this Thursday. 

Real Estate's 2014 LP, Atlas, landed the band on The Late Show with David Letterman and Conan, earned their third straight Pitchfork Best New Music and appeared on numerous ‘Best of 2014’ lists, with the New York Times hailing Atlas as “the first important record of 2014”.
The band recently shared the stage with Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo when he joined them on Weezer song “No Other One” as part of Red Bull Sound Select’s ‘30 Days In LA’ programming.

Real Estate US Tour Dates

Mon May 18 || Woodsist Festival || Big Sur, CA || TICKETS
Tues May 19 || Gundlach-Bundschu Winery || Sonoma, CA * || TICKETS 
Thurs May 21 || Revolution Hall || Portland, OR * || TICKETS 
Fri May 22 || The Imperial || Vancouver, BC * || TICKETS 
Sat May 23 || Sasquatch Music Festival || Quincy, WA || TICKETS 
Wed June 10 || Radio City Music Hall || New York, NY ** || TICKETS 
Fri June 19 || The Danforth || Toronto, ON *** || TICKETS 
Sat June 20 || Tralf Music Hall || Buffalo, NY || TICKETS
Mon June 22 || Higher Ground || Burlington, VT || TICKETS
Tues June 23 || Port City Music Hall || Portland, ME || TICKETS
Wed June 24 || Paradise || Boston, MA || TICKETS
Thurs June 25 || The Columbus || Providence, RI || TICKETS 

* with Woods
** supporting Belle & Sebastian
*** NXNE Festival performance

 

PATRICK WATSON ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM 'LOVE SONGS FOR ROBOTS'; OUT MAY 12TH

Patrick Watson | 02/24/15

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Love Songs For Robots, the highly anticipated fifth record from Patrick Watson, will be released on May 12th via Domino. Love Songs For Robots is the follow up to Watson’s 2012 release Adventures In Your Own Backyard, which received widespread critical acclaim— Consequence of Sound calls it “Larger than life,” while Q Magazine hails “Sublime,” and Uncut adds “Confidently ambitious.”

Listen to the title track from the album below now. In addition, Watson just released a teaser for the album, which includes the track ‘In Circles,’ watch HERE.

The new music was recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and Pierre Marchand Studio in Montreal. Of the record, some of which was debuted at private concerts in small loft spaces, Watson explains,

“I started thinking about things in a very mechanical way. I found it interesting how we would use our senses to come up with an emotional reaction. As I get older you get to know yourself better and I realized that a lot of my emotional reactions were mechanical responses and that was hugely influential. I didn’t want to be a robot. But the reason why we are superior to computers is that we have emotions and I realized that emotions are mechanical so the only thing left between us and robots is curiosity and inspiration - and I don’t think you can program that into a computer. That’s definitely where I was at when I started writing the record.”

Raised and still living in Montreal, Watson has composed 15 scores for both film and television, including a trailer for The Walking Dead and Wim Wenders’ new 3D film Everything Will Be Fine, where he performed the songs ‘Cynical World’ (an original for the film) and ‘Lighthouse’. The recipient of Canada’s elite Polaris Music Prize in 2007, Watson composes, performs and records his albums with a full band that includes Joe Grass (guitars), Robbie Kuster (drums/percussion) and Mishka Stein (bass).

'Love Songs For Robots' Tracklisting
1. Love Songs for Robots
2. Good Morning Mr. Wolf
3. Bollywood
4. Hearts
5. Grace
6. In Circles
7. Turn Into The Noise
8. Alone In This World
9. Know That You Know
10. Places You Will Go

Love Songs For Robots is available for pre-order on iTunes with an instant download of the title track. The vinyl edition comes with an additional 7”, featuring a non-album track, and can be preordered along with the CD on the Domino Mart. 

Patrick Watson will be on an intrenational tour in May. All dates are below and are on sale this coming Friday. 

01-Apr-15

Wakefield QC

The Blacksheep Inn

TICKETS

02-Apr-15

Wakefield QC

The Blacksheep Inn

TICKETS

14-Apr-15

Lévis QC

L'Anglicane

TICKETS

15-Apr-15

Lévis QC

L’Anglicane (SOLD OUT)

TICKETS

18-Apr-15

Shawinigan QC

MdC Francis-Brisson

TICKETS

19-Apr-15

Saint-Casimir QC

Théâtre de la Taverne (SOLD OUT)

TICKETS

08-May-15

Amsterdam NL

Melkweg (old room)

TICKETS

09-May-15

Maastricht NL

Muziekgieterij

TICKETS

11-May-15

London UK

Bush Hall

TICKETS

13-May-15

Paris FR

Café de la Danse

TICKETS

14-May-15

Luxembourg LX

Rockhal

TICKETS

15-May-15

Berlin DE

Gruener Salon

TICKETS

17-May-15

Brussels BE

Cirque Royale (^)

TICKETS

23-May-15

Toronto ON

CBC Music Festival (#)

TICKETS

27-May-15

Washington DC

9:30 Club (&)

TICKETS

28-May-15

Brooklyn NY

Music Hall of Williamsburg (&)

TICKETS

30-May-15

Boston MA

The Sinclair (&)

TICKETS

02-Jun-15

San Francisco CA

The Chapel

TICKETS 

04-Jun-15

Los Angeles CA

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

TICKETS

(^) w/ Villagers 

(#) w/ Bahamas, Coeur de Pirate

(&) w/ The Low Anthem

 

HOT CHIP TO RELEASE UNIQUE ARTWORK FOR EACH COPY OF THEIR FORTHCOMING ALBUM, 'WHY MAKE SENSE?'

Hot Chip | 02/24/15

Image: Hot Chip - Why Make Sense? - Unique Artwork

Following Hot Chip’s triumphant headline performance at The BBC 6 Music Festival, where they played new material including the track ‘Huarache Lights', the band can now reveal news about the artwork for their forthcoming sixth album and second for Domino, Why Make Sense?. Due to a unique and bespoke printing technique which has never been used before, the album will come in one of 501 different colours. Combined with subtle variations of the design, this means that EVERY copy of the album, on both CD and LP, will feature completely unique artwork. View the artwork, designed by Nick Relph, HERE . 

Why Make Sense?, which will be out May 19th, 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. Pre-order the album from Dom Mart HERE and via iTunes HERE. All pre-orders come with an instant grat of 'Huarache Lights'

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:

1. Burning up

2. Separate

3. Move With Me

4. Re-harmonize


Worldwide live dates are as follows:

Tue 12 May - UK, Glasgow, Glasgow School of Art – SOLD OUT

Wed 13 May - UK, Manchester, Gorilla– SOLD OUT

Thu 14 May - UK, London, Oval Space – SOLD OUT

Sun 17 May - Belgium, Brussels, Les Nuits Botanique

Tue 19 May - Netherlands, Amsterdam, Tolhuistuin– SOLD OUT

Wed 20 May - Germany, Berlin, Heimathafen – SOLD OUT

Thu 21 May - France, Paris, La Gaite Lyrique– SOLD OUT

 

Mon 25 May – USA, George, WA, Sasquatch Festival

Tue 26 May – USA, Portland, OR, Roseland Theater

Thu 28 May – USA, Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre

Sat 30 May – USA, Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue

Sun 31 May – USA, Milwaukee, WI, Turner Hall Ballroom

Tue 2 June – USA, Detroit, MI, Majestic Theatre

Wed 3 June – Canada, Toronto, ON, Danforth Music Hall

Thu 4 June – USA, Boston, MA, House of Blues - Boston

Fri 5 June – USA, Washington, DC, Echostage

Fri 5 to Sun 7 June – USA, New York, NY, The Governors Ball Music Festival

 

Thu 18 June - Spain, Barcelona, Sonar By Day Festival 

Fri 19 June - Spain, Barcelona, Sonar By Night Festival 

 

Tue 11 Aug – USA, Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre (plus special guests ‘!!!’)

Fri 21 Aug - UK, Crickhowell, Green Man Festival

 

DAN DEACON'S 'GLISS RIFFER' OUT NOW; ON TOUR NOW

Dan Deacon | 02/24/15

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We're happy to announce that Gliss Riffer, the new album from Dan Deacon, is available today! 

Purchase it on CD, LP, mp3, and - as a 12" inflatable hand - directly from the Domino Mart. Also, for a limited time, receive a free inflatable hand with a purchase of Gliss Riffer from one of the fine indie record shops listed below.

See Dan live this week at any of his sold out release week shows in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco and on his upcoming North American tour in April and May. See the full list of tour dates here.

Dan will also be performing live this Friday on KCRW's Morning Becomes Electic in the 2pm EST hour. 

Watch the videos for 'Feel the Lightning' and 'Learning to Relax' below. 

Purchase Gliss Riffer from:
Domino Mart
Amazon
iTunes

Participating list of indie record stores:

Anniston, AL – CD Cellar
Asheville, NC – Harvest Records
Athens, GA – Wuxtry
Atlanta, GA – Criminal Records, Wax N Facts, Fantasyland Records
Austin, TX – End of An Ear, Waterloo
Baltimore, MD – The Sound Garden
Beaverton, OR – Everyday Music
Bellingham, WA – Everyday Music
Berkeley, CA – Amoeba
Birmingham, AL – Charlemagne Records
Boise, ID – The Record Exchange
Charleston, SC – Monster Music
Charlotte, NC – Lunchbox Records, Manifest Disc
Charlotte, NC – Manifest Disc
Chicago, IL – Reckless (3 locations), Dave’s, Laurie’s Planet of Sound, Saki, Permanent
Cincinnati, OH – Shake It
Claremont, CA – Rhino Records
Clevaland, OH - Music Saves
Columbus, OH – Magnolia Thunderpussy, Spoonful, RPM
Crookfield, CT – Gerosa Records
Dallas, TX – Good Records
Dearborn, MI – Dearborn Music
Decatur, Georgia – Decatur CD, Wuxtry
Duluth, MN – Electric Fetus
Durham, NC – Bull City Records, OFFBEAT MUSIC LTD
Encinitas, CA – Lou’s Records
Euclid Records – St Louis,
Eugene, OR – Skip’s
Fords, NJ – Vintage Vinyl
Fort Lauderdale, FL – Radio Active
Greenville, SC – Earshot, Horizon Records
Hattiesburg, MS – T-Bones
Houston, TX – Cactus
Indianapolis, IN – Luna Music
Kansas City, KS – Vinyl Renaissance (3 stores)
Knoxville, TN – Disc Exchange, Wild Honey Records
Kutztown, PA – Young Ones
Lawrence, KS – Love Garden
Lexington, KY – CD Central
Long Beach, CA – Fingerprints
Los Angeles, CA – Amoeba
Louisville, KY – Guestroom Records, Better Days Records
Madison, WI – Strictly Discs
Memphis, TN – Shangri-la Records
Memphis, TN – Spin Street
Miami Beach, FL – Uncle Sam’s
Miami, FL – Sweat Records
Minneaplis, MN – Electric Fetus
Nashville, TN – Grimey’s, The Groove, Fond Object
New Orleans, LA – Peaches, Euclid Records, Louisiana Music Factory
New York, NY – Other Music, Rough Trade
Newark, DE – Rainbow Records
Newburyport, MA – Dyno Records
Normal, IL – Waiting Room
Norman, OK – Guestroom
Nyack, NY – Kiam Records
Oklahoma City, OK – Guestroom
Omaha, NE – Homer’s Music
Orlando, FL – East West Records, Park Ave CDs
Oxford, MS – The End OF All Music
Philadelphia, PA – Repo Records, Main Street Music
Phoenix, AZ – Stinkweeds, Zia Records
Pine Bluff, AK – Record Rack
Port St. Lucie, FL – Sounds Good Music
Portland, ME – Bull Moose
Portland, OR – Music Millennium, Jackpot, Everyday Music (2 locations)
Poughkeepsie, NY – Darkside Records
Princeton, NJ – Princeton Record Exchange
Raleigh, NC – School Kids
Richmond, VA – Plan 9, BK Music
Rochester, NY – Lakeshore Record Exchange, Record Archive
Roswell, GA – Mojo Vinyl
Royal Oaks, MI – Indy CD & Vinyl
Sacramento, CA – Dimple
Salt Lake City, UT – Graywhale
San Diego, CA – M-Theory
San Francisco Bay Area – Rasputin (11 locations), Streetlight (3 locations)
San Francisco, CA – Amoeba
San Francisco, CA – aQuarius
San Luis Obispo, CA – Boo Boo
Santa Rosa Beach, FL – Central Square
Seattle, WA – Sonic Boom, Easy Street, Silver Platters (3 locations), Everyday Music
Silver Springs, MD – The Record Exchange
St Louis, MO – Euclid Records, Vintage Vinyl
St Petersburg, FL – Daddy Kool Records
Summerville, SC – Cat’s Music
Summit, NJ – Scottis Record Shop
Syracuse, NY – The Sound Garden
Toledo, OH – Culture Clash
Tuscaloosa, AL – Oz Music
Ventura, CA – Salzer’s
Washington, DC – Crooked Beat, Hill & Dale, Red Onion, Politics & Prose
West Babylon, NY – Looney Tunes
West Chester, PA – The Mad Platter
Wilmington, NC – Gravity Records, Yellow Dog Disc
Winston-Salem, NC – Earshot
Wisconsin – Exclusive Co (7 Locations)

 

MATTHEW E. WHITE REVEALS VIDEO FOR "ROCK & ROLL IS COLD"; 'FRESH BLOOD' OUT MARCH 10

Matthew E. White | 02/17/15

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Bandleader and soul visionary Matthew E. White has shared a video for 'Rock & Roll Is Cold', the first full single from Fresh Blood, his new album for Domino, out March 10th. 

The beautifully shot clip follows Matthew as he traverses various semi-surreal terrains, ultimately embarking on a joyride to an exquisite banquet in a video that's as playful and charming as the tune itself.

Matthew says: "This video was about highlighting and making use of pre-existing beauty and grandeur. The images I wanted were John Ford's America - part Badlands, part Bonnie and Clyde.

To that end, I used a team in Salt Lake City known much more for shooting spectacular outdoor shots than any music videos. That was really fresh for me, not to mention extraordinarily physically challenging at times - but these guys are world traveling, mountain climbing pros and brought out the tremendous beauty of the landscape we shot in.

Not to mention the extraordinary beauty of my lady, Miss Merry George. Mirroring the family involvement of the Fresh Blood album cover (shot at my Grandma’s house in Alabama) the final scene of this was shot at my Aunt’s house. It’s nice to keep the family involved when you can."

Fresh Blood will be available on CD, vinyl, and via digital download. There is also a special edition of the album, which is a double LP gatefold heavyweight vinyl containing a bonus LP titled Fresh Blood: No Skin – a full length minimalist mix of the entire album, minus strings/horns or choir. You can pre-order Fresh Blood via iTunes or DomMart.

 

BOB MOSES 'ALL IN ALL' COMPILATION AVAILABLE APRIL 21; WATCH VIDEO FOR 'FIRST TO CRY'

Bob Moses | 02/12/15

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Bob Moses, the duo comprised of Jimmy Vallance and Tom Howie, release All In All, a collection of their previously released singles. 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

The band have also shared the video for single ‘I Ain’t Gonna Be The First To Cry’. Directed by Gene Doe, the video is an evocatively filmed meditation on youth and beauty, and can be watched below. The ethereal, dreamlike quality of the video is accentuated by the rarely used “slit scan” filming technique famously used in 2011: A Space Odyssey during the “star gate” sequence.

All In All is available via iTunes and Spotify now.
The vinyl version of All In All will be available as a Record Store Day exclusive on April 18 globally. The CD version will be available on Tuesday April 21. Pre-order it via Dom Mart HERE.


All In All Tracklisting (vinyl)
01. Far From The Tree
02.Winters Song
03. All I Want
04. Interloper
05. Stealing Fire
06. Hands To Hold - Acoustic
07. Too Close For Comfort
08. Val
09. It’s Gone

Digital and CD bonus tracks

01. I Ain’t Gonna Be The First To Cry
02. Grace

BOB MOSES TOUR DATES
Thurs Feb 26 || Salon Zur Wilden Renate || Berlin, Germany
Fri Feb 27 || Venue TBA|| Boneca 2nd Birthday with Damian Lazarus & Lee Burridge || London, UK - SOLD OUT
Sat Feb 28 || Haiku || Paris, France
Sun Mar 1 || Le Sucre || Lyon, France
Fri Mar 13 || Buku Project || New Orleans, LA, USA
Wed Mar 18 || Resident Advisor @ SXSW || Austin, TX, USA

 

LISTEN TO DAN DEACON'S 'LEARNING TO RELAX'; SEE HIM ON HIS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Dan Deacon | 02/11/15

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Ahead of the release of his forthcoming album, Gliss Riffer, out February 24, 2015, Dan Deacon has shared 'Learning to Relax.' Listen to it below. It follows the release of the Andrew Jeffrey directed video for Gliss Riffer opening track 'Feel The Lightning.'

"Learning to Relax", a live favorite that took shape while being performed on the road last year in support of Arcade Fire, is yet another exploration of Deacon's newfound appreciation of tracks featuring predominate vocal melodies. It's one of the many songs on Gliss Riffer reveling in equal parts exuberant uncontained good times as well as dramatic flair. The same could be said for the "Learning to Relax" animation created by Alan Resnick, as described by the creator himself: "Two parallel columns of cubes are colored with complementary gradients. The cubes oscillate at faster and faster rates, which create the optical illusion of color mixing within elaborate visual patterns." 

Download the stems to “Learning to Relax” and ‘Feel the Lightning’ from Dan Deacon’s Soundcloud page

Deacon has also announced a North American April/May 2015 tour that will follow several sold out release week shows later this month in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. See a live stream of Deacon's set from Boiler Room in London next Tuesday, February 17th, at 2pm EST. More info here. All tour dates are listed below.

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A special pre-order is available now through Domino Mart that includes a limited edition red color vinyl (now SOLD OUT) and a limited edition 12” inflatable hand that features the Gliss Riffer hand from the album cover. Order it now from the Domino Mart and receive an instant download of ‘Feel the Lightning’ and ‘Learning to Relax.’ 

Dan Deacon tour dates:

02-16 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
02-18 Paris, FR – Le Divan Du Monde
02-19 Amsterdam, NL – Pardiso Noord
02-20 Berlin, DE - Schwuz
02-25 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade (sold out)
02-27 Los Angeles, CA - Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock  (sold out)
02-28 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel  (sold out)
04-04 Fresno, CA - Catacomb Party
04-07 Richmond, VA - Gallery 5
04-08 Charlottesville, VA - The Southern
04-09 Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
04-10 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
04-11 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
04-16 Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
04-17 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
04-18 Atlanta, GA - Mammal Gallery
04-21 New Orleans, LA - Republic New Orleans
04-23 Austin, TX - The Mohawk
04-24 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s
04-25 Dallas, TX - Tree’s
04-28 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
04-29 San Diego, CA - Casbah
05-01 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
05-05 Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
05-06 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
05-07 Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl
05-08 Seattle, WA - Neumos
05-09 Boise, ID - The Shredder
05-10 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
05-12 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre
05-13 Omaha, NE - The Slowdown
05-14 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
05-15 Madison, WI- High Noon Saloon
05-16 Chicago, IL- Thalia Hall
05-17 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
05-19 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
05-20 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
05-21 Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount
05-22 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
05-23 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall 

 

THE KILLS ANNOUNCE NEW US SUMMER TOUR DATES

The Kills | 02/10/15

Image: The Kills October 2014 live photo by Dana Yavin

This summer, The Kills will return to North America for a select run of tour dates across the Midwest and west coast with headlining shows in Detroit, Denver and Portland and two intimate performances at the El Rey in Los Angeles as well as at Glass House in Pomona, CA

All dates are below. Presale tickets for all headlining shows go on sale via Songkick Wednesday, February 11, following with general sale on Friday, February 13.

The band’s most recent album Blood Pressures, was released in 2011. Following the album release, 2014 was an eventful year for The Kills, which focused on touring, festivals, as well as their passion for visual art. Jamie Hince opened “Echo Home”, an exhibit of his photographic work at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York.  In addition to Jamie’s Photography, Alison Mosshart’s original painting on paper, canvas and fabric art were included in “Push It”, a 21-person group show devoted to female artists at ArtNowNY in April—some of which featured in the New York Times T Magazine.

The Kills are currently in the studio working on their fifth album and will announce festival performances in the coming months. 

The Kills Tour Dates

July 27th - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
July 28th - Pomona, CA @ Glass House
August 1st - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
August 3rd - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
August 5th - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
August 8th - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre

Get Blood Pressures via the Dom Mart here

 

HOT CHIP ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'WHY MAKE SENSE?' FOR MAY 19TH + HEAR FIRST TRACK 'HUARACHE LIGHTS'

Hot Chip | 02/10/15

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Hot Chip will release their sixth album, Why Make Sense?, on May 19th, 2015. Recorded in Oxfordshire and London, and produced by Hot Chip with Mark Ralph, Why Make Sense? is the band’s follow up to 2012’s critically acclaimed In Our Heads.

Watch the accompanying video for the Why Make Sense? album opener, Huarache Lights, based around a light installation by artist Robert Bell and filmed in one take by Andy Knowles below.

Why Make Sense? 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. Pre-order the album from Dom Mart HERE and via iTunes HERE. All pre-orders come with an instant grat of Huarache Lights.

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:

1. Burning up
2. Separate
3. Move With Me
4. Re-harmonize

Hot Chip will be touring the US, UK & Europe in support of Why Make Sense? this May and June. Tickets for all US shows go on sale on February 13th, and all UK shows on February 14th. More live dates to be announced soon.

Full worldwide live dates with ticket links are as follows, with US dates in bold:

Saturday 21st Feb – UK: Gateshead: BBC Radio 6 Music Festival - sold out 
Tue 12 May - UK, Glasgow, Glasgow School of Art
Wed 13 May - UK, Manchester, Gorilla
Thu 14 May - UK, London, Oval Space
Sun 17 May - Belgium, Brussels, Les Nuits Botanique
Tue 19 May - Netherlands, Amsterdam, Tolhuistuin
Wed 20 May - Germany, Berlin, Heimathafen
Thu 21 May - France, Paris, La Gaite Lyrique

Mon 25 May – USA, George, WA, Sasquatch Festival
Tue 26 May – USA, Portland, OR, Roseland Theater
Thu 28 May – USA, Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre
Sat 30 May – USA, Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue
Sun 31 May – USA, Milwaukee, WI, Turner Hall Ballroom
Tue 2 June – USA, Detroit, MI, Majestic Theatre
Wed 3 June – Canada, Toronto, ON, Danforth Music Hall
Thu 4 June – USA, Boston, MA, House of Blues - Boston
Fri 5 June – USA, Washington, DC, Echostage
Fri 5 to Sun 7 June – USA, New York, NY, The Governors Ball Music Festival

Thu 18 June - Spain, Barcelona, Sonar By Day Festival
Fri 19 June - Spain, Barcelona, Sonar By Night Festival
Tue 11 Aug – USA, Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre (with !!!)
Fri 21 Aug - UK, Crickhowell, Green Man Festival

Hot Chip are Joe Goddard, Alexis Taylor, Felix Martin, Al Doyle and Owen Clarke.

 

VILLAGERS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM DARLING ARITHMETIC, OUT APRIL 13TH

Villagers | 02/02/15

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Darling Arithmetic is the third album from Villagers, released on April 14th 2015. The follow-up to Conor O’Brien’s debut, Becoming a Jackal, and its successor, Awayland - both hugely acclaimed and Mercury-nominated - is a breathtakingly beautiful, intimate album entirely about love and relationships.

Darling Arithmetic was written, recorded, produced and mixed by O’Brien at home - the loft of a converted farmhouse that he shares in the coastal town of Malahide to the north of Dublin - revealing a single-minded artist at the peak of his already considerable songwriting powers. It encompasses the various shades of feeling – desire, obsession, lust, loneliness and confusion, and deeper into philosophical and existential territory, across a cast of lovers, friends, family and even strangers. Backing up his supple and emoting vocal and guitar is the subtlest palate of instrumentation – piano, Mellotron (which accounts for the album’s occasional horn and cello tones) and brushes. O’Brien plays every instrument on these exquisite, melodic songs in a sparse, spacious, acoustic-leaning fashion. 

On Darling Arithmetic, O’Brien doesn’t only pare back his use of language but looks deep into his own heart and motives. The opening track and first single, ‘Courage’, concerns the most important kind of love – for yourself: “It took a little time to get where I wanted / It took a little time to get free / It took a little time to be honest / It took a little time to be me.

Watch the accompanying video directed by Niall Cullinane and Sean Leonard , below.

Now three albums in, Villagers is the front for playfulness and seriousness, mystery and revelation, an open-ended and flexible beast that can be anything its creator wants it to be. By going back to the root of songwriting, O’Brien has reinvented himself.

  

Darling Arithmetic will be available on CD (WIGCD330), LP (WIGLP330) and Digital (WIG330D). Pre-order the album on CD or LP through Domino Mart HERE and digitally through iTunes HERE. The digital pre-order comes with an instant download of ‘Courage’.

 

PANDA BEAR MEETS THE GRIM REAPER OUT TODAY; NEW US TOUR DATES ADDED; LITHOGRAPHS AVAILABLE AT SELECT INDIES

Panda Bear | 01/12/15

Image: Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper

Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, the new album from Noah Lennox a.k.a Panda Bear, is out today via digital and physical retailers. 

In addition to last week's Coachella announcement, Panda Bear today announces more US tour dates. Dates and venues below, with all new shows on sale this Thursday, Jan 15th. 

04-10 Las Vegas, NV - The Bunkhouse [Buy tickets]
04-11 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom [Buy tickets]
04-12 Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
04-14 San Francisco, CA - The Independent [Buy tickets]
04-15 Santa Cruz, CA - Coconut Grove Ballroom [Buy tickets]
04-16 Sonoma, CA - Gundlach Bundschu Winery [Buy tickets]
05-08 Nashville, TN - Exit/In [Buy tickets]
05-09 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel [Buy tickets]

For a limited time, Panda Bear's incredible show from the Dome at MoMA PS1 is streaming on loop via Boiler Room. Watch it here while you can! Make sure to also tune in tomorrow night to see him perform on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Performances are available to view online shortly after the show airs. 

Listen to Panda Bear's recently released FACT mix here. He'll also make his live radio session debut on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic Thursday at 9am PST/12pm EST. Noah will also air a special mix and be interviewed about his career on Sirius XMU (Channel 35) this Friday 10am EST with replays at the Friday 4pm EST, Saturday 3am EST, 3pm EST, Sunday 9am EST and 6pm EST. 

And for some insight into the making of PBVSGR, listen to the Red Bull Music Academy Fireside Chat with Panda Bear here

To purchase Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper digitally, select your below retailer of choice. 

Amazon
Domino Mart
Google Play
iTunes
Streaming services 

The limited edition double sided 12"x12" lithograph featuring exclusive artwork from Marco Papiro and album lyrics is sold out of the Domino and Panda Bear online stores. However, purchase PBVSGR from one of these fine indie record stores listed below and you’ll receive the lithograph (while supplies last!).

Anniston, AL - CD Cellar
Asheville, NC - Harvest Records
Atlanta, GA - Criminal Records, Fantasyland, Wax N Facts
Austin, TX - End of An Ear, Waterloo
Boise, ID - The Record Exchange
Brooklyn, NY - Permanent Records
California - Amoeba (select locations), Rasputin (select locations), Streetlight (select locations)
Charleston, SC - Monster Music
Charlotte, NC - Lunchbox Records, Manifest Disc
Chicago, IL - Dave's, Laurie's Planet of Sound, Permanent, Reckless (select locations), Saki
Cincinnati, OH - Shake It
Claremont, CA - Rhino Records
Cleveland, OH - Music Saves
Columbus, OH - Magnolia Thunderpussy
Dallas, TX - Good Records
Dearborn, MI - Dearborn Music
Decatur, Georgia - Decatur CD
Denver, CO - Angelo's, Twist & Shout, Wax Trax
Durham, NC - Bull City Records
Encinitas, CA - Lou's Records
Eugene, OR - Skip's
Fords, NJ - Vintage Vinyl
Fort Lauderdale, FL - Radio Active
Georgia - Wuxtry (select locations)
Greenville, SC - Earshot, Horizon
Hattiesburg, MS - T-Bones
Houston, TX - Cactus
Idaho - Rockin' Rudy's
Indianapolis, IN - Luna Music
Kansas - Vinyl Renaissance (select locations)
Knoxville, TN - Disc Exhange, Wild Honey Records
Kutztown, PA - Young Ones
Lawrence, KS - Love Garden
Lexington, KY - CD Central
Long Beach, CA - Fingerprints
Los Angeles, CA - Vacation Vinyl
Louisville, KY - Guestroom Records
Madison, WI - Strictly Discs
Maine - Bull Moose (select locations)
Memphis, TN - Spin Street
Miami Beach, FL - Uncle Sam's
Miami, FL - Sweat Records
Minnesota - Electric Fetus (select locations)
Nashville, TN - Fond Object, Grimey's, The Groove
New Orleans, LA - Euclid Records, Peaches
New York, NY - Other Music
Normal, IL - Waiting Room
Nyack, NY - Kiam Records
Oklahoma City, OK - Guestroom
Omaha, NE - Homer's Music
Oregon - Everyday Music (select locations)
Orlando, FL - East West Records, Park Ave CDs
Oxford, MS - The End Of All Music
Petersburg, FL - Daddy Kool Records
Philadelphia, PA - Main Street Music, Repo Records
Phoenix, AZ - Revolver, Stinkweeds, Zia Records
Portland, OR - Jackpot, Music Millenium
Poughkeepsie, NY - Darkside Records
Princeton, NJ - Princeton Record Exchange
Raleigh, NC - School Kids
Richmond, VA - BK Music, Plan 9
Rochester, NY - Lakeshore Record Exchange, Record Archive
Roswell, GA - Mojo Vinyl
Royal Oaks, MI - Indy CD & Vinyl
Sacramento, CA - Dimple
Salt Lake City, UT - Graywhale
San Diego, CA - M-Theory
San Francisco, California - aQuarius
San Luis Obispo, CA - Boo Boo
Santa Rosa Beach, FL - Central Square
Seattle, WA - Easy Street, Sonic Boom
St Louis, MO - Euclid Records, Vintage Vinyl
Summit, NJ - Scottis Record Shop
Toledo, OH - Culture Clash
Tuscaloosa, AL - Oz Music
Ventura, CA - Salzer's
Washington - Everyday Music (select locations), Silver Platters (select locations)
Washington DC - Crooked Beat, Hill & Dale
West Babylon, NY - Looney Tunes
West Chester, PA - The Mad Platter
Wilmington, NC - Gravity Records
Winston-Salem, NC - Earshot
Wisconsin - Exlusive CO (select locations) 

 

NEW PANDA BEAR MEETS THE GRIM REAPER INTERACTIVE WEBSITE LIVE NOW; PLAYING JIMMY FALLON WED, JAN 14

Panda Bear | 01/07/15

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The brand new immersive PBVSGR.com interactive album preview website is now live, featuring an original soundtrack by Panda Bear and Sonic Boom, videos by Danny Perez and graphics by Marco Papiro, Patakk and Hugo Oliveira and other Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper curiosities. Head here to experience it yourself.

Panda Bear will be performing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon next Wednesday, Jan 14. Tune in to NBC from 11:35pm EST to see Panda Bear perform a song from Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper. Performances are available to view online shortly after the show airs. 

Panda Bear was recently announced as part of the 2015 Coachella lineup. For all tour dates, including both weekends of Coachella, see below. 

Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, the fifth studio album from Animal Collective founding member and critically acclaimed solo artist Noah Lennox, a.k.a. Panda Bear, will be out January 13, 2015. To pre-order your copy now, head here.

Panda Bear Tour Dates
1/11/15 – Queens, NY – MoMA PS1
3/4/15 - London, UK - Brixton Electric
3/5/15 - Brussels, Belgium - L’Orangerie
3/6/15 - Paris, France - Gaité Lyrique
3/8/15 - Zeewolde, The Netherlands - Where The Wild Things Are Festival
3/10/15 - Berlin, Germany - Certain People @ Berghain
3/11/15 - Lisbon, Portugal - Teatro Maria Matos
3/12/15 - Braga, Portugal – GNRation
4/12/15 – Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
4/19/15 – Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

 

 

PANDA BEAR PLAYING LIVE-STREAMED BOILER ROOM SHOW AT MOMA PS1, THIS SUNDAY, JAN 11

Panda Bear | 01/05/15

Image: Panda Bear photo by Fernanda Pereira

Panda Bear will be playing a very special show in NYC this coming Sunday, Jan 11. Presented by Boiler Room, and taking place in MoMA PS1’s VW Dome as part of their live program Sunday Sessions, the show will be backed by a one-off reproduction of art collaborator Danny Perez’s tour visual display, in surround in the Dome. The full broadcast will be available to stream online via Boiler Room here for those unable to attend in person. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here

Sunday Sessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America. Major support is provided by MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation.

Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, the fifth studio album from Animal Collective founding member and critically acclaimed solo artist Noah Lennox, a.k.a. Panda Bear, will be out January 13, 2015. To pre-order your copy, head here.

 

NEW PANDA BEAR SONGS TO PREMIERE VIA RADIO STATIONS GLOBALLY

Panda Bear | 01/02/15

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From the morning of this coming Sunday, Jan 4, radio stations across the world will begin to premiere tracks from Panda Bear’s forthcoming album Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, out Jan 13. Starting with ‘Sequential Circuits’ on Mary Anne Hobbs’ BBC 6 show, airing from 7am-10am GMT this Sunday, each to-date-unheard track from the album will premiere with a different radio station, in countries as far flung as Colombia, Australia, and Portugal, in the sequence they appear on the album.

A world map with premiere details for each track, including radio station, premiere timing, and links to listen live, can be found here.

Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper will be out in the United States on Jan 13. To pre-order your copy of the album, head here

 

WATCH PANDA BEAR'S 'BOYS LATIN' VIDEO; PBVSGR AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

Panda Bear | 12/12/14

Image: Panda Bears Boys Latin video

The hallucinatory yet heartfelt video for Panda Bear’s ‘Boys Latin’ premiered today via Adult Swim. You can watch it below or here. 

The ‘Boys Latin’ video was directed by Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch, the duo behind videos for Bjork's ‘Wanderlust’ and Grizzly Bear's ‘Knife’. Their SF-based studio, Encyclopedia Pictura, animated the video in 3D over the course of 4 months. The story of a young woman out for a hike along a coastal tide pool turns unreal when her encounter with a sea anemone triggers a phantasmagorical reaction. She meets a man who seems to be in a similar predicament, and together they start a family of sorts. 

Director Isaiah Saxon explained it this way: "We tried hard to bring out the vibe of that alternating melody that Noah is singing. We wondered what that should look and feel like from a synesthesia perspective. We've always believed that shapes and forms themselves have emotional meaning. For example, round things are often cute and non-threatening, while spiky things usually seem dangerous. We ran with that idea by creating these dynamic forms that grow out of our characters as they deal with their emotions."

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, will be out January 13, 2015.

For information on formats, and to pre-order the album, head here. All pre-orders from Domino, the Animal Collective store, or iTunes include an instant download of 'Boys Latin' and Mr Noah EP.

Panda Bear Tour Dates
03-04 London, UK - Brixton Electric
03-05 Brussels, BE - L’Orangerie
03-06 Paris, FR - Gaité Lyrique
08-08 Zeewolde, NL - Where The Wild Things Are Festival
03-10 Berlin, DE - Certain People @ Berghain
03-11 Lisbon, PT - Teatro Maria Matos
03-12 Braga, PT - GNRation

Visit Panda Bear’s new website PBVSGR.com and sign up if you dare. 

 

DAN DEACON ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM 'GLISS RIFFER', OUT FEB 23RD; SHARES VIDEO FOR 'FEEL THE LIGHTNING'

Dan Deacon | 12/11/14

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Gliss Riffer, the new album from Dan Deacon, will be out February 24, 2015 (North America) / February 23, 2015 (rest of the world).

Gliss Riffer marks new territory for Deacon who, following up on the release of his large ensemble-based recordings - 2009’s Bromst and 2012’s America - decided to return to a simpler way of writing and recording, similar to that of 2007’s Spiderman of the Rings, which has resulted in this self-produced album.

Despite being predominately electronic, Gliss Riffer’s sonic palette is informed by his post-Spiderman of the Rings material. The Disklavier, a MIDI-fed player piano first heard on Bromst, is present here. Cross-rhythms suggestive of America’s orchestral songs and Deacon’s art music work (including a Carnegie Hall performance and film score for Francis Ford Coppola) are also in evidence.  While Gliss Riffer may contain all the instrumental layering we’ve come to expect, this album also marks a newfound appreciation for Deacon’s own vocals, as evidenced on the lead track ‘Feel the Lightning.’ Yes, the female voice is Deacon too.

Watch the Andrew Jeffrey Wright of All Ages Production-directed video for ‘Feel The Lightning’ below or here.
 

Gliss Riffer will be available on CD, LP, and digitally. A special pre-order, as pictured below, is available now through Domino Mart that includes a limited edition red color vinyl (limited to 777) and a limited edition 12” inflatable hand that features the Gliss Riffer hand from the album cover. Order it now from Domino Mart or digitally from iTunes and receive an instant download of ‘Feel the Lightning’.

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After spending this past year supporting Arcade Fire on their North American headlining arena tour, Deacon has announced a string of headlining shows in support of the forthcoming album. All dates are below. Don't forget to check out his new website at dandeacon.com

Dan Deacon Tour Dates
Dec 11 San Francisco, CA - The Exploratorium (sold out)
Jan 18 Hobart, TAS - Mona Foma Festival [Buy tickets]
Jan 22 Sydney, AUS - The Aurora (Sydney Festival) [Buy tickets]
Jan 24 Melbourne, AUS - Sugar Mountain Festival [Buy tickets]
Jan 25 Brisbane, AUS - The Brightside [Buy tickets]
Feb 16 London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall [Buy tickets]
Feb 18 Paris, FR - Le Divan Du Monde [Buy tickets]
Feb 19 Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Noord [Buy tickets]
Feb 20 Berlin, DE - Schwuz [Buy tickets]
Feb 25 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade  [Buy tickets]
Feb 27 Los Angeles, CA - Center for the Arts Eagle Rock  [Buy tickets]
Feb 28 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel (Noise Pop) [Buy tickets]

Gliss Riffer Tracklisting
1. Feel the Lightning
2. Sheathed Wings
3. When I Was Done Dying
4. Meme Generator
5. Mind On Fire
6. Learning to Relax
7. Take it to the Max
8. Steely Blues

 

MATTHEW E. WHITE TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, 'FRESH BLOOD' ON MARCH 10, 2015

Matthew E. White | 12/10/14

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On March 10, Richmond, Virginia-based singer, songwriter, bandleader, and musical polymath, Matthew E. White will release Fresh Blood, the follow-up to his debut, Big Inner.  Produced by White and Spacebomb partner Trey Pollard, and mixed by Pat Dillett (David Byrne, Nile Rodgers), Fresh Blood marks the next chapter of White’s Richmond, VA-based Spacebomb -- an analog studio, record label and production house with in-house strings, horns and a choir at his behest.  Fresh Blood is a bracing, beguiling record and a bold advance for White - a record that feels like the brilliant bloom to Big Inner’s striking bud.  White has also confirmed 2 very different but complimentary launch shows, the first at Brooklyn’s BRIC House on March 3, where he’ll premiere Fresh Blood with a 30-piece orchestra and the second is a special intimate solo album release show at St Luke’s in London on March 10 (which mirrors the Fresh Blood; No Skin version of the album detailed below).

Watch the new trailer, which was filmed in Super 8 and features a clip of the song "Tranquility", a tribute to actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, here.

To backtrack, briefly: In 2009, White and his friends established Spacebomb to turn the tunes of songwriters they liked into grandiose, graceful statements.  To demonstrate the Spacebomb ideal, White and his wide cast of musicians - possessing a vast knowledge that could pivot from the gusto of New Orleans to the verve of Detroit, from tube-amp rock to hi-fi pop - recorded a few songs he’d pieced together and called it Big Inner, hoping to show other songwriters how the system would work. In the 18 months that followed the release, White toured America and Europe extensively, sharing the stage with St. Vincent, The National, The Mountain Goats, She & Him, among many others, and signed with Domino to release Big Inner worldwide.  White played major festivals, including Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, Primavera, and more, and Big Inner earned five stars in The Guardian and a spot on its year-end list, plus those of Pitchfork, Consequence of Sound, and others. Uncut called it “one of the great albums of modern Americana,” and Paste deemed White’s ensemble as the #1 “Best New Band” of 2012.

If the first album had been serendipity, every step of Fresh Blood was to be deliberate, from his co-writing sessions with longtime friend and former bandmate Andy Jenkins to his steady arrangement brainstorms with the trusted Spacebomb house band—bassist Cameron Ralston, drummer Pinson Chanselle and guitarist Trey Pollard.  Simultaneously recognizing the trouble and delight that life can bring, these 10 original new songs of Fresh Blood are guides for times of joy, agony and the middle distance where we most often linger.

Fresh Blood will be available on CD (WIGCD309), LP (WIGLP309) and via digital download (WIG309D)– there is also a special edition of the album, which is a deluxe double LP gatefold heavyweight vinyl (WIGLP309X) containing a bonus LP titled Fresh Blood: No Skin – a complete new full length minimalist mix of the full album, minus strings/horns or choir.  You can pre-order Fresh Blood via iTunes and DomMart.

Fresh Blood tracklist:
01.  Take Care My Baby
02.  Rock & Roll Is Cold
03.  Fruit Trees
04.  Holy Moly
05.  Circle ‘Round The Sun
06.  Feeling Good Is Good Enough
07.  Tranquility
08.  Golden Robes
09.  Vision
10.  Love Is Deep

Live dates:
Marc 3 - Brooklyn, NY @ BRIC  (with 30-piece orchestra)
March 9 - Paris, France @ New Morning (solo)
March 10 - London, UK @ St Lukes (solo)

Matthew E. White on the Web
http://www.freshblood.net
http://www.matthewewhite.com/
http://www.twitter.com/amattwhitejoint
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Matthew-E-White

 

ALL WE ARE SHARE VIDEO FOR 'KEEP ME ALIVE'

All We Are | 12/03/14

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Liverpool’s All We Are have revealed their new single ‘Keep Me Alive’ - a soaring, standout track from their forthcoming self-titled debut LP, and live favorite, that shows a new depth to their songwriting. The single will be out Feb 3 on Double Six / Domino – the same day as their debut self-titled album release. 

Directed by Abbie Stephens, the accompanying, striking video captures the trio immersed in nature in an abandoned stately home where a surreal edge takes hold. Watch it HERE.

Following tours with Jungle, Warpaint and London Grammar, in 2015 the band will be taking their mesmerizing live show to Europe with a string of headline shows. 

For UK/EU tour dates and ticket links, head here.  

All We Are will be available on CD, LP, and digitally on Feb 3rd. A limited edition LP featuring a bonus 7” with the tracks ‘Reach’ and ‘Just Give It To Me’ will be available through Dom Mart. Pre-order the album on physical formats through Dom Mart HERE and digitally through iTunes HERE. All pre-orders come with instant downloads of ‘I Wear You’, ‘Feel Safe’ and ‘Keep Me Alive’.

 

HOOKWORMS SHARE 'RADIO TOKYO' VIDEO; ANNOUNCE US TOUR DATES

Hookworms | 12/02/14

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There is Hookworms live and then there is Hookworms on record. As the flood of acclaim around their second album The Hum testifies, both are equally thrilling sides of one coin. The Leeds five-piece mix power with finesse in the studio, each revolution of their visceral protopunk-wired repetition rock an exercise in nuance versus tumult. Onstage, though, they induce a form of sensory overload that brands black onto the brain. Directed by Sam Wiehl, their new video for “Radio Tokyo” captures the audio and visual intensity of the band, glottal stabs of light punctuating the darkness they shroud themselves in while performing. Watch the video for “Radio Tokyo” HERE.

Hookworms have also announced a slew of live dates, including their largest headline slots yet in the UK and a supporting show for Slowdive in London. The band is also making a long-awaited trip to the US next spring for their first proper run of shows since 2013’s debut at New York’s CMJ, where they were called one of the fest’s “most intense acts” by NPR with a live set that the New York Times called “one big, mutable wallop, angry and obsessive and euphoric.”

Fans can purchase The Hum via iTunes HERE and Weird World HERE, with all new tour dates below.

Hookworms 2014-2015 International Tour Dates
Dec 6 - Cluny 2 - Newcastle, UK - SOLD OUT
Dec 20 - The Forum [tickets] - London, UK #
Feb 28 - Stereo [tickets] - Glasgow, UK
Dec 20 - The Forum [tickets] - London, UK #
Feb 28 - Stereo [tickets] - Glasgow, UK
Mar 1 - Sound Control [tickets] - Manchester, UK
Mar 21 - Oval Space [tickets] - London, UK
Mar 22 - Rescue Rooms [tickets] - Nottingham, UK

Apr 4 - The Constellation Room [tickets] - Santa Ana, CA *
Apr 5 - The Echo [tickets] - Los Angeles, CA *
Apr 6 - The Rickshaw Stop [tickets] - San Francisco, CA *
Apr 8 - Sunset Tavern [tickets] - Seattle, WA *
Apr 10 - Empty Bottle [tickets] - Chicago, IL
Apr 11 - UFO Factory [tickets] - Detroit, MI
Apr 12 - Silver Dollar [tickets] - Toronto, ON
Apr 13 - Casa del Popolo [tickets] - Montreal, QC
Apr 15 - Black Box AT underground Arts [tickets] - Philadelphia, PA
Apr 16 - DC9 [tickets] - Washington, DC
Apr 17 - Rough Trade [tickets] - Brooklyn, NY
Apr 18 - Palisades [tickets] - Brooklyn, NY 

# with Slowdive
* with Disappears

“A noisy, Technicolor, garage-rock nightmare . . . Hookworms have a knack for spanning several moods within a single song — juxtaposing raging screams with plaintive singing, garage rock riffs with staticky noise, danceable rhythms and pulseless drones.” Rolling Stone [Artist You Need To Know]

“Bass guitar and droning organ sounds connect the beat to the tendrils of noise and rip curls of guitar feedback and synth sounds that skim across the surfaces, before flying upward and outward, adjoining headier sounds with the sonic terror of heavy shoegaze . . . one false move, and these kids would blast through the roof of any venue foolhardy enough to think they could be contained.” NPR

 

 

 

JON HOPKINS - REDDIT AMA; BBC RADIO 1 ESSENTIAL MIX; PLAYING FIXED 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Jon Hopkins | 11/19/14

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Jon Hopkins' 'Asleep Versions' EP, composed of four decelerated, dreamlike re-imaginings of tracks from the Mercury-nominated Immunity 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 

PURCHASE “ASLEEP VERSIONS” EP:
via Domino
via iTunes 
via Amazon 

 

OWEN PALLETT PREMIERES NEW VIDEO FOR 'IN CONFLICT' VIA NOWNESS

Owen Pallett | 11/04/14

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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

 

WILD BEASTS SHARE VIDEO FOR 'PALACE'

Wild Beasts | 11/04/14

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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’s live 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.

 

WATCH AVEY TARE'S SLASHER FLICKS 'CATCHY (WAS CONTAGIOUS)' SHORT FILM

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks | 10/30/14

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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 

 

STREAM HOOKWORMS' 'OFF SCREEN', FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM 'THE HUM'

Hookworms | 10/23/14

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With The Hum getting 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.  

Today, you can listen to “Off Screen” here.

You can pre-order The Hum via Weird World or iTunes

For more information, head to the Weird World site.

 

THE GO-BETWEENS: THE STORY OF THE GRANT MCLENNAN BOOK CLUB

The Go Betweens | 10/23/14

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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.

Order G Stands For Go-Betweens Volume One HERE.

Listen to the classic singles "Cattle And Cane" and "Part Company" HERE.

Watch the video for "Cattle And Cane" HERE.

For a complete tracklist and in-depth information on this release, please visit the following:

http://dominorecordco.com/gobetweens/

www.go-betweens.net

 

PANDA BEAR ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM 'PANDA BEAR MEETS THE GRIM REAPER'; PRE-ORDER TODAY; WATCH VIDEO FOR 'MR NOAH'

Panda Bear | 10/22/14

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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.  

WATCH THE MR NOAH VIDEO HERE

PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM HERE

Mr Noah EP Tracklisting

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. 

 

 

PEAKING LIGHTS SHARE VIDEO FOR 'EVERYONE AND US'

Peaking Lights | 10/22/14

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Peaking Lights have revealed the video for album standout 'Everyone And Us', off the recently-released album 'Cosmic Logic'. 

To watch the video, and for more information, head to the Weird World site. 

 

ARCHIE BRONSON OUTFIT SHARE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE "TWO DOVES ON A LAKE"

Archie Bronson Outfit | 10/20/14

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Archie Bronson Outfit have unveiled the video to Wild Crush stand-out, Two Doves On A Lake. 

Two Doves On A Lake is taken from their recent fourth album, Wild Crush, which was recorded in their home-town of Bath and released in May of this year. 

The fantastically technicolour illustrated video was directed by renowned artist Stevie Gee – www.steviegee.com - who also designed the sleeve for the album, Wild Crush.

Asked about the video, Arp Cleveland from the band described it as:

Ass shaking, cobra baiting, mutha fuckaz gyrating. Wheelie Riding, fluffers fluffing, axes hatching, Two Doves flying.



For more information, or to purchase Wild Crush, head to the Dom Mart.  

 

THE KILLS US TOUR DATES START OCT 22; LIVE-STREAM SEATTLE SHOW ON OCT 27

The Kills | 10/13/14

Image: The Kills October 2014 live photo by Dana Yavin

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 PartyOct. 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.  

The Kills live photo by Dana Yavin.

 

PEAKING LIGHTS STREAM NEW ALBUM 'COSMIC LOGIC'; PLAYING NYC + LA RELEASE SHOWS

Peaking Lights | 10/01/14

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LA’s Peaking Lights, the husband-wife duo of Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis, release their fourth full-length album ‘Cosmic Logic’ next Tuesday in the United States. The album is now streaming for a limited time via the Cosmic Logic website here.

Peaking Lights will be playing a handful of rare shows to celebrate the release of ‘Cosmic Logic’. Dates below.

For more information on Peaking Lights, head to the Weird World site. 

PEAKING LIGHTS NORTH AMERICAN DATES
Thurs Oct 2 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY – with Real Estate
Fri Oct 3 – Other Music – New York, NY – Live In-Store Performance – 9pm
Fri Oct 3 – Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY – Late Show – 12pm
Sat Oct 4 – Modern Sky Festival, Central Park – New York, NY – as part of ATOMIC BOMB! The Music Of William Onyeabor
Sat Oct 11 – Los Globos – Los Angeles, CA – Record Release Party w/ Animal Collective DJs, Nite Jewel, Awesome Tapes From Africa, and more…

 

G STANDS FOR GO-BETWEENS: VOLUME 1 1978-1984

The Go Betweens | 10/01/14

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The Domino Recording Company is honoured to announce the upcoming release of an extraordinary anthology for one of the most beloved and influential Australian groups of all-time, The Go-BetweensG Stands For Go-Betweens Volume One extensively documents the band’s origins in an ambitious box containing four vinyl albums, four compact discs and an extensive 112-page book, featuring a trove of archival photos and extensive historical liner notes from founding member Robert Forster, along with additional pieces from guest essayists, fans and contemporaries.

The box set captures the band’s output from 1978 through 1984 and includes the first vinyl re-pressings of their first three studio albums in over thirty years (Send Me A Lullaby, Before Hollywood & Spring Hill Fair), all re-mastered from the original analogue tapes. G Stands For Go-Betweens also brings together their early classic and collectible singles together on a fourth vinyl LP entitled The First Five Singles featuring new artwork from its creators. Additionally, the set comes with four compact discs of rare, hard-to-find and unreleased demos, recordings, radio sessions and a complete live concert radio broadcast from 1982. If that’s not enough, the set comes with a silkscreen of their first promotional poster for their debut single, “Lee Remick", as well as a reproduction of their very first press release from their own Able Label.

For a complete tracklist and in-depth information on this release, please visit the following: http://dominorecordco.com/gobetweens/

We will begin taking pre-orders for this very special limited edition release today and will continue to do so until October 31st.  While a very small overrun may be made available to a few select retail outlets at a later date, this is a deluxe limited package and we will only be pressing this very special collection once.  The only way to guarantee your own copy is to order from Domino Mart HERE.  The stock is estimated to be delivered to customers at the beginning of January.

But here’s the special part: the first 600 orders will get a randomly selected book from the late Grant McLennan’s personal literary collection along with a specially-printed bookmark signed by Robert Forster, certifying their veracity. These books were collected by Grant through his lifetime and some were signed and dated by him on purchase (though no guarantee that every book will have said inscription...it will be the luck of the draw). Recipients will be invited to join the Grant McLennan Book Club over at www.go-betweens.net to share anecdotes and book reports on the copies they receive.

The Go-Betweens were formed by Robert Forster and Grant McLennan in Brisbane, Australia in 1978 while studying at the University of Queensland. The duo, augmented by various drummers and guests, recorded a series of acclaimed singles for seminal Australian labels such as their own Able Label and Missing Link. After a sojourn to London and Glasgow that led to their brief relationship with the legendary Postcard label, they were joined by their more permanent rhythmic counterpart, drummer Lindy Morrison, upon their return home prior to recording their debut album, Send Me A Lullaby. That release brought them to the attention of Rough Trade and a lengthy re-location to London. It was then the band recorded their breakthrough album, Before Hollywood. Produced by John Brand (Aztec Camera, The Waterboys), the album contains some of the group’s most beloved recordings, including McLennan’s “Cattle And Cane” and Forster’s “By Chance”. Shortly thereafter, McLennan would hand off bass playing duties to new member Robert Vickers, who joined the group prior to the recording of Spring Hill Fair.

During their initial phase, the group went on to record three additional albums for Beggars Banquet before splitting up in 1989 in spite of their greatest commercial success with the album 16 Lovers Lane. Forster and McLennan went on to extensive solo careers before reuniting in 2000 and making three more Go-Betweens album together, including the ARIA-winning finalé, Oceans Apart. Sadly, the reunion came to a sudden end when McLennan passed away on May 6th, 2006 from a heart attack and The Go-Betweens disbanded for good.

It would be hard to overstate the shadows cast across the musical landscape of the last three decades by the Go-Betweens’ self-ascribed “striped sunlight sound”. The duo of McLennan and Forster ranks alongside the best of the best songwriting partnerships, influencing younger musicians both expected (such as Belle & Sebastian who reference the group on “Shoot The Sexual Athlete”) and unexpected (as with the late, great Jay Reatard’s fiery cover of “Don’t Let Him Come Back”). This anthology is sure to provide inspiration to a new generation of musicians while providing a very special personal experience for the existing fans.

 

JON HOPKINS ANNOUNCES ASLEEP VERSIONS EP; BROOKLYN SHOW

Jon Hopkins | 09/24/14

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Following a string of incredible summer festival performances, including Pitchfork Music Festival and Osheaga, Jon Hopkins is pleased to announce the release of a 4 track EP, entitled “Asleep Versions,” available November 11th in the US (November 10th in the rest of the world). 

Watch an animated trailer for the EP, designed and directed by Robert Hunter and listen to Form By Firelight feat. Raphaelle Standell below.

In news sure to delight New York-based fans, a one-off headline show has been announced for November 21st, Jon Hopkins will be playing the FIXED 10 Year Anniversary event at Output in Brooklyn. All worldwide live dates are below. 

“Asleep Versions” was recorded at Sundlaugin Studios near Reykjavik in February of this year. Intended to be heard as one, single 25-minute piece, it is composed of four decelerated, dreamlike re-imaginings of tracks from the Mercury-nominated Immunity. Representing the quieter, more meditative side of the album, these new explorations take its hypnotic, transcendent qualities to a far deeper level. At times almost painfully beautiful, the EP contains a new, semi-acoustic re-interpretation of album track “Form By Firelight,” featuring additional vocals from the Braids and Blue Hawaii lead vocalist, Raphaelle Standell. 

“Asleep Versions” will be available in 12", CD and digitally. Pre-order the 12” and CD from Domino Mart or digitally from iTunes. In addition, there'll be a limited edition double CD package of both Immunity and “Asleep Versions” available on November 10th. Pre-order it now from Domino Mart.

10-01 Berlin, DE - Admiralspalast (Co-Headline with Nils Frahm)
10-03 Warsaw, PL - FreeFormFestival
10-04 Bologna, IT - Robot Festival
10-18 Amsterdam, NL - Trouw
10-24 Mexico City, MX - Mutek.MX
10-26 Co Wicklow, IE - Samhain Festival
10-30 Paris, FR - Pitchfork Music Fetival
11-03 Tokyo, JP - Hostess Club Weekender
11-05 Taipei, TW - Hostess Club Taipei Legacy
11-08 Singapore, SG - Hostess Club Weekender
11-09 Bangalore, IN - NH7 Weekender
11-21 Brooklyn, NY - Output (FIXED 10th Anniversary
12-04 Brighton, UK - Brighton Dome
12-12 Manchester, UK - The Warehouse Project
12-16 Cape Town, ZA - Sónar Cape Town
04-24 London, UK - Brixton Academy

 

ALL WE ARE ANNOUNCE SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM, SHARE 'I WEAR YOU' VIDEO

09/18/14

Image: All We Are

Liverpool-based trio All We Are are proud to announce their eponymous debut album, due out January 6 2015 on Double Six / Domino. The first taste of this forthcoming album, the harmony-driven single “I Wear You”, today arrives with a video directed by Kate Moross (Jessie Ware, Wild Beasts, Disclosure), which brings the album art by Leif Podhajsky to life.  

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “I WEAR YOU” HERE.

All We Are’ will be available in CD, LP, and digital formats. A limited edition LP featuring a bonus 7” with the tracks “Reach” and “Just Give It To Me” will be available through the Dom Mart. Pre-order the album on physical formats through the Dom Mart HERE and digitally through iTunes HERE. All pre-orders come with instant downloads of “I Wear You” and “Feel Safe”.

All We Are are a global gathering made up of Ireland’s Richard O'Flynn (drums, vocals), Norway’s Guro Gikling (bass, vocals) and Brazil’s Luis Santos (guitar, vocals), who met at university in Liverpool. 

Written initially in a cabin in the isolated Norwegian mountains, with follow-up sessions in a secluded cottage in North Wales, the forthcoming self-titled album was finished and perfected in their studio in a disused school in Liverpool. The record was then recorded in London with producer Dan Carey (Bat For Lashes, M.I.A, Hot Chip).

A total democracy, the band write all music and lyrics together. Born of long, late nights, dreamy melodies, supple psychedelics and gorgeous midnight disco grooves – this is the sublime, swirling sound of All We Are.

Following tours with Warpaint and Jungle, All We Are will be headlining two UK shows this October and have also been invited to perform as main support to London Grammar on their European tour. For all tour dates, head here.

Tracklisting

1. Intro
2. Ebb/Flow
3. Stone
4. Feel Safe
5. Honey
6. I Wear You
7. Keep Me Alive
8. Go
9. Utmost Good
10. Something About You
11. Life Of Seven

For more information, head here. 

 
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