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RUSTIN MAN ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM 'DRIFT CODE' FOR 1ST FEBRUARY 2019

Rustin Man | 11/14/18

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Rustin Man

Announces new album Drift Code for Feb 1st 2019

Watch video for new track ‘Vanishing Heart’ here



Rustin Man aka Paul Webb has announced his return. Webb, formerly the bass player in Talk Talk, will release his new album Drift Code on February 1st 2019 via Domino.

Webb has released one record under the moniker Rustin Man so far, the superb Out Of Season in 2002 - a collaboration with Beth Gibbons of Portishead. He has been working on the follow-up ever since, recording it in his home, a converted barn, in an Essex field three miles from the nearest village, an extraordinary building as much Old Curiosity Shop as modern living space. Creating that, and raising two daughters with his wife Sam, was happening alongside the making of Drift Code.

The long-awaited album has a warm, wise kind of euphoria to it, coupled with an acute sense of storytelling and surreality. Additionally, Rustin Man has shared the opening song, ‘Vanishing Heart’, from Drift Code.  

Stream ‘Vanishing Heart’ here.

Webb, who for the first time has written songs specifically for his own voice, turns out to be a gifted character actor, adopting various vocal roles across the songs. In ‘Vanishing Heart’, he is someone liberated from a loveless relationship: “At last I’ve found more warmth to feeling / It feels so good to be alive”.

 

As you might expect from someone of Webb’s pedigree, Drift Code is a deep, detailed work. The passage of time, the living space full of art, treasured objects and junk, the years spent listening to film music and ‘40s standards are all audible. But there’s a surprising spontaneity to it too. Though he did much of it alone, Webb’s recording technique made the music feel as if it has been recorded by a group of musicians playing in the same room. Raw demos written on a Dictaphone provided the basis for tracks begun with drums played by Webb’s former Talk Talk and O’rang colleague Lee Harris. Then, one instrument at a time, Webb created arrangements from multiple takes, each one recorded with six microphones positioned at different distances from the instrument. This way he could place each instrument in a different part of an imagined room. When he had finished all the guitars, he picked up a bass and went back to song number one. When he’d got all the bass lines, he moved on to keyboards. This approach means that Drift Code’s songs have matured, in a unique way.

 

“Through the necessity of recording over a long period of time, the album has a kind of unfixed or uprooted quality. As if the songs belong nowhere so hopefully belong everywhere” adds Webb. This echoes the haunted sound found on Out Of Season, which may become a Rustin Man trademark, the sound of a semi-opaque window onto a real or imagined past, of time trapped in amber. No surprise, considering there’s a decade and a half of its creator’s life inside these songs, time spent reaching out for something ungraspable.

 

“I called the album Drift Code as it’s an oxymoron, a code is something fixed, but our instinct is to wander, to drift. I like the idea that life is a puzzle that can’t be solved because the answer is always changing.”


Tracklisting:

1.         Vanishing Heart

2.         Judgement Train

3.         Brings Me Joy

4.         Our Tomorrows

5.         Euphonium Dream

6.         The World’s In Town

7.         Light The Light

8.         Martian Garden

9.         All Summer

Drift Code is available to pre–order on Dom Mart-exclusive heavyweight vinyl (w/ signed photo print), Indie-exclusive heavyweight vinyl (w/ photo print), heavyweight vinyl, CD and digitally. Pre-order: Dom Mart | Digital


Rustin Man Online:

Website | Facebook | Instagram


 

PANDA BEAR ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM BUOYS

Panda Bear | 11/08/18

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Noah Lennox's sixth solo album as Panda Bear is Buoys, due out February 8th, 2019 on Domino.

The first song to be released from Buoys is “Dolphin”: Lennox’s bright, sincere voice front and center, with miles of space surrounding it, a guitar and some textured samples fleshing out the dubby sparseness and undercurrent of speaker-limit-pushing sub-bass low-end.

Buoys was co-produced and co-mixed by collaborator Rusty Santos in Lennox’s adopted home of Lisbon, Portugal. Lennox and Santos last collaborated on the landmark Panda Bear album Person Pitch, which had its 10-year anniversary last year.

Animated by their ongoing interest in contemporary music production techniques, Lennox and Santos envisioned something that would “feel familiar to a young person’s ears.” However, Buoys retains a deep layer of experimentation coursing through the hyper-modern production – a hallmark of Panda Bear releases that will feel intimately familiar to fans of Lennox’s decade-plus body of work.

Alongside Santos, Buoys also features collaborators in Chilean DJ/vocalist Lizz and Portuguese musician Dino D'Santiago, both artists who came to Lennox via Santos’ recent trap and reggaeton production work; the former contributes arrangements throughout the album including “Dolphin,” and both lend their vocals to “Inner Monologue."

Buoys is the first Panda Bear release since 2018's vinyl-only EP A Day With the Homies, and the follow-up to 2015's kaleidoscopic full-length Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper. "The last three records felt like a chapter to me, and this feels like the beginning of something new," says Lennox whilst surveying how Buoys relates to the estimable Panda Bear catalogue. Indeed, the forthcoming Buoys is full of fresh ideas from one of modern music's most fascinating, innovative, and emotionally generous artists

Buoys will be available on CD, LP, and Limited Edition LP, and digitally on February 8, 2019. The CD and Limited Edition LP along with a limited edition T-shirt are available to pre-order via the Animal Collective webstore. Buoys artwork was created by Danny Perez, with photography by Fernanda Pereira, and with additional design by Rob Carmichael, SEEN.

Animal Collective Webstore | Digital


Buoys artwork by Danny Perez, photography by Fernanda Pereira, with additional design by Rob Carmichael, SEEN.

Buoys tracklisting

  1. Dolphin
  2. Cranked
  3. Token
  4. I Know I Don’t Know
  5. Master
  6. Buoys
  7. Inner Monologue
  8. Crescendo
  9. Home Free  

 

Panda Bear will be touring Australia in December, with more international touring to be announced soon. All Australian dates below are on sale now.

Dec 7 Meredith, Australia @ Meredith Music Festival

Dec 12 Sydney, Australia @ The Studio, Sydney Opera House

Dec 13 Melbourne, Australia @ Melbourne Recital Center

 

Panda Bear Online

WEBSITE | TWITTER | FACEBOOK


 

CAT POWER ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM 'WANDERER', SHARES ALBUM TRAILER

07/18/18

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Cat Power, the vocalist, songwriter, musician, and producer Chan Marshall, will release her new album Wanderer on October 5th 2018, via Domino.

Produced in its entirety by Marshall, Wanderer includes appearances by longtime friends and compatriots, as well as guest vocals courtesy of friend and recent tour-mate Lana Del Rey. Written and recorded in Miami and Los Angeles over the course of the last few years, the new album Wanderer is a remarkable return from an iconic American voice.

Wanderer’s 11 tracks encompass “my journey so far,” says Marshall. “The course my life has taken in this journey - going from town to town, with my guitar, telling my tale; with reverence to the people who did this generations before me. Folk singers, blues singers, and everything in between.

They were all wanderers, and I am lucky to be among them.”

Wanderer Tracklisting:

01. Wanderer
02. In Your Face
03. You Get
04. Woman (feat. Lana Del Rey)
05. Horizon
06. Stay
07. Black
08. Robbin Hood
09. Nothing Really Matters
10. Me Vy
11. Wanderer / Exit

Buy Wanderer:

Wanderer is available on limited pressing baby blue vinyl w/ exclusive 7", CD, and digital download.

Buy: Domino Mart | Indie Retail | Digital

Cat Power 2018 Tour Dates:

09/15 - Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
09/25 - Berkeley, CA @ The Greek Theatre *
09/27 - Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts *
09/28 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion *
09/30 - New York, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium ^
10/05 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
10/06 - South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Ballroom
10/08 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
10/09 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
10/11 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater
10/12 - Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
10/13 - Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
10/23 - London, UK @ Roundhouse
10/25 - Paris, France @ Le Trianon
10/26 - Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
10/28 - Berlin, Germany @ Astra
10/29 - Zurich, Switzerland @ X-Tra
10/30 - Lausanne, Switzerland @ Les Docks
11/01 - Barcelona, Spain @ Razzamatazz
11/02 - Madrid, Spain @ Circo Price
11/05 - Bologna, Italy @ Estragon
11/06 - Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz
11/17 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
11/18 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
11/21 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel
11/23 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
11/24 - San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
11/25 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
11/27 - Austin, TX @ Emo’s
11/28 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall - Inside Downstairs
11/29 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
12/19 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Smalls Theatre

* with The National
^ with The National, Future Islands, Phoebe Bridgers, Bully

 

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE ANNOUNCE NEW AUDIOVISUAL ALBUM TANGERINE REEF

Animal Collective | 07/16/18

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Tangerine Reef is a full-length audiovisual album by Animal Collective (Avey Tare, Deakin and Geologist), in collaboration with Coral Morphologic, to commemorate the 2018 International Year of the Reef. Tangerine Reef is a visual tone poem consisting of time-lapse and slow pans across surreal aquascapes of naturally fluorescent coral and cameos by alien-like reef creatures (note: no CGI or artificial enhancement was used in this film). Tangerine Reef is the sight and sound of a literal underwater collective of animals.

Tangerine Reef will be released on streaming audio services, CD, and 2xLP on August 17, 2018. The full-length film will be released on the same date at the band’s website myanimalhome.net. A limited edition color 2xLP is available to pre-order now from the Animal Collective Domino Mart store. 

Pre-order here.

Watch the music video directed by John McSwain and Coral Morphologic for “Hair Cutter” exclusively on Apple Music HERE.

 

Coral Morphologic is an art-science duo formed by marine biologist Colin Foord and musician J.D. McKay in 2007 in Miami. Pioneers of avant-garde coral macro-videography, their work has been featured on the National Geographic Channel, the BBC, as well as the cover of Vice Magazine corresponding to their 2015 documentary ‘Coral City’. They are currently working under a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) grant to study a population of unusually resilient 'super corals' that Coral Morphologic discovered colonizing the submerged urban edge of the highway connecting Miami to Miami Beach.

Coral Morphologic first met Animal Collective after a Miami screening of the band’s first visual album Oddsac in 2010 by giving Deakin a DVD-R of their first coral film demos. After hitting it off over a mutual love for underwater exploration, subsequent collaborations include Geologist’s soundtracking of Coral Morphologic’s short film ‘Man O War’ in 2011, and has continued through two dive trips; one doomed by Hurricane Irene in the Turks and Caicos and the second to the United States’ northernmost coral reef, the Flower Garden Banks. In 2017, the Borscht Film Festival commissioned Coral Orgy, a collaborative site-specific performance by Animal Collective and Coral Morphologic ‘celebrating the cosmic synchronicity of sex on the reef’ in the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center on Miami Beach. The success of this performance ultimately led to this studio recording of Tangerine Reef. Animal Collective also performed this material live at David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption earlier this spring at Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, NY. 

Animal Collective walks the walk when it comes to ocean conservation, having previously worked on projects supporting marine protection areas and shark conservation. Geologist (Brian Weitz) has a masters degree in environmental policy from Columbia University with a focus on the marine environment. As an undergraduate, he spent a semester working at the infamous Biosphere 2 Center in Arizona, assisting on some of the first CO2 acidification studies on coral growth inside its captive ‘ocean.’ Following his masters degree, he had a marine policy fellowship with the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Fisheries, and Coast Guard. Deakin (Josh Dibb) is also a passionate scuba diver who has been diving throughout the world. He and Weitz have taken at least one scuba trip together every year since 2005 and have directly witnessed the destruction of the world’s coral reefs by bleaching events, fishing trawlers, and dynamite fishing. Most recently, Avey Tare (Dave Portner) asked Colin to write and record the opening monologue to 'Coral Lords' on his last solo album 'Eucalyptus'. The band also participated in VICELAND’s 2017 documentary miniseries Earthworks, which led to the subsequent release of 2017’s “Meeting of the Waters EP.”

 

TANGERINE REEF TRACKLISTING

1. Hair Cutter

2. Buffalo Tomato

3. Inspector Gadget

4. Buxom

5. Coral Understanding

6. Airpipe (To A New Transition)

7. Jake And Me

8. Coral By Numbers

9. Hip Sponge

10. Coral Realization

11. Lundsten Coral

12. Palythoa

13. Best Of Times (Worst Of All)

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY: MARKETING COORDINATOR

06/22/18

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




The Marketing Manager's duties include:

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

Requirements:

  • Minimum of two years’ experience in the music industry or related field 
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Experience with Adobe – InDesign, Photoshop - preferred
  • Ability to multitask


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

Domino Recording Co. was founded in the UK in 1993 by Laurence Bell, who is still the primary creative force of the company. Initially focused on releasing singles and albums by American artists in the UK (Pavement, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Sebadoh), the label has expanded over the past decade to include offices in New York, Berlin, Paris and Sydney and has had considerable worldwide success, both commercial and artistic, with acts as diverse as Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors, Real Estate, The Kills, and Jon Hopkins to name a few. 

 

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

05/22/18

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photo credit: Ellie Smith

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

Lost Friends Tracklisting:

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

Buy Lost Friends:

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

Buy: iTunes | Domino Mart

Middle Kids 2018 Tour Dates:

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

 

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

Protomartyr | 05/22/18

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

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

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

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

Consolation E.P. Tracklisting:

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

Consolation E.P. Pre-Order:

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

Pre-order: Dom Mart | Digital

Protomartyr 2018 Tour Dates:

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

 

SORRY SHARE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE 'SHOWGIRL'

Sorry | 05/16/18

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photo credit: Holly Whitaker

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

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

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

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

Showgirl Pre-Order:

Pre-order: Dom Mart

Sorry 2018 Tour Dates:

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

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY: A&R ASSISTANT

04/23/18

Image: Domino Neon for US Newsletter

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

 

A&R Assistant Job Duties:

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

Requirements:

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

Domino Recording Co. was founded in the UK in 1993 by Laurence Bell, who is still the primary creative force of the company. Initially focused on releasing singles and albums by American artists in the UK (Pavement, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Sebadoh), the label has expanded over the past decade to include offices in New York, Berlin, Paris and Sydney and has had considerable worldwide success, both commercial and artistic, with acts as diverse as Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors, Real Estate, The Kills, and Jon Hopkins to name a few. 


 

ARCTIC MONKEYS 'TRANQUILITY BASE HOTEL & CASINO'

Arctic Monkeys | 04/05/18

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

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

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

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

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

Trquility Base Hotel & Casino

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

HEADLINE SHOWS

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

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

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

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

FESTIVALS

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

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

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

Photo by Zackery Michael

Arctic Monkeys photo by Zackery Michael

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY: DIGITAL ACCOUNTS COORDINATOR

03/20/18

Image: Domino Neon for US Newsletter

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

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

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

Jon Hopkins | 03/06/18

Image: Jon Hopkins launch photo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Singularity tracklist

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

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

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

JON HOPKINS SINGULARITY LIVE TOUR 2018

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

JON HOPKINS SINGULARITY FESTIVAL & DJ APPEARANCES 2018

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

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

Jon Hopkins online: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

 

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

Porches | 02/22/18

Image: Porches Goodbye video still

photo credit: Nick Harwood

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

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

Porches 2018 Tour Dates:

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

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

 

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

Alexis Taylor | 02/22/18

Image: Press shot

photo credit: Sylvain Deleu

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

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

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

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

Beautiful Thing Tracklisting:

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

Beautiful Thing Pre-order:

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

Pre-order: Dom Mart / Digital

 

STREAM "2 DOWN 2 DANCE", THE NEW TRACK FROM LONDON'S SORRY

Sorry | 02/22/18

Image: Sorry 2 down

photo credit: Holly Whitaker

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Sorry are a new London band centred around Asha Lorenz & Louis O'Bryen, two 19-year-old childhood best friends, who along with Lincoln Barrett (drums) and Campbell Baum (bass) have been playing on London's underground circuit since 2015. '2 Down 2 Dance' is their second official release for Domino, produced by Oli Barton-Wood (Alaskalaska, HMLTD), featuring Asha and Louis’ twisted twin vocals punctuating a typically catchy chorus laden with grungy guitars and surging beats. Sorry have also revealed '2 Down 2 Dance's video today, directed by Asha and frequent collaborator Flo Webb, featuring a delicate dance routine performed by a pair of fey ballet artists, contrasting with the track’s gnarled riffs.

"Ballet dancers can seem so graceful and shy when they move, you are content to just watch as they strive for perfection. We hope the song and video go hand in hand mirroring both beauty and subtle sadness in their movements." – Asha Lorenz

The band will celebrate the launch of ‘2 Down 2 Dance’ with a special show at London’s Whirled Cinema on 22 March.

Sorry’s 2017 debut single ‘Wished’ / ‘Lies’ was championed by The FADER (‘U.K. artists you need to listen to in 2018’), NME (‘The NME 100’), DIY (‘Class Of 2018’), Dork (‘New bands of 2018’), Loud And Quiet, DAZED, Noisey, Another Man, The Line Of Best Fit, and many more. Recorded by Sean Oakley (Rick Rubin, Frank Ocean) and mixed by Andrew Savours (My Bloody Valentine), ‘Wished’ / ‘Lies’ provided an enticing first glimpse of the band's effortlessly emotive songwriting and command of atmosphere. The single followed the self-release of Home Demo(ns) Vol. 1, an eclectic, home-spun 13 track mixtape accompanied by Asha and friend Flo Webb’s intense, vivid short films.

The band have already earned their stripes on the live circuit, providing visceral performances while touring with Pixx, Shame, Childhood, Thurston Moore, The Big Moon, Alvvays and Dream Wife, with a full run of dates joining Sunflower Bean in March and April about to begin.    

2 Down 2 Dance Tracklisting:

A. 2 Down 2 Dance
B. Harmless

2 Down 2 Dance Pre-order:

2 Down 2 Dance is available to pre-order on now on limited pressing 7", and digital download.

Pre-order: Dom Mart / iTunes

 

MIDDLE KIDS ANNOUNCE DEBUT LP 'LOST FRIENDS'; SHARE FIRST TRACK 'MISTAKE'; ANNOUNCE US DATES

Middle Kids | 02/01/18

Image: Middle Kids lead press photo

photo credit: Maclay Heriot

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Australian trio Middle Kids announce their eagerly-awaited debut album, Lost Friends, out May 4, 2018 on Domino.

On Lost Friends, Hannah Joy, Harry Day and Tim Fitz bring back their knack for haunting hooks, lyrical poignancy and irresistible indie rock appeal that critics praised in their self-titled first EP, released in March 2016. This radiant collection of new songs conjures melodic nostalgia for some of songwriting's very best, rich in heartfelt build and beautiful simplicity. Take new song "Mistake" as evidence – the first single from the album, released today. Watch the video below:

Middle Kids made a powerful debut last year with the release of their internationally acclaimed self-titled EP, featuring hit singles “Edge of Town” and “Your Love." The band dazzled at several SXSW showcases, sold-out Baby’s All Right in New York City, performed sessions for KCRW, KEXP and Sirius XMU and made their television debut on Conan. In addition to their headlining successes, Middle Kids supported legendary acts like Ryan Adams and The War On Drugs. They’ll kick off an extensive U.S. tour this June, including festival plays at Governors Ball in New York City and Firefly Music Festival in Dover. The full run is detailed below, with all tickets going on sale this Friday, February 2nd.

The new album, Lost Friends, is the kind of album that sucker-punches you in the gut, revealing its nuances only after repeated listens. The songs’ edges are jagged, the production clean, stray imperfections imbue warmth and a human touch. Middle Kids craft classic hooks and riffs that tangle up in your brain like taffy and choruses that linger long after the song has faded. And they’ve bonded over a greater sense of what their music should accomplish.

“In a time where a lot of division is growing, we want to be part of the conversation that unites people around certain ideals that are universal, like hope and love,” says Hannah Joy. “That’s so much a thread throughout this album: Even though things are tough, it’s worth believing in something good and in the idea that we can heal. And in some ways, I wanted the music to be beautiful and a respite from what’s going on.”

Lost Friends Tracklisting:

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

Lost Friends Pre-order:

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

Pre order: Dom Mart / iTunes

Middle Kids 2018 North American Tour Dates:

06/01 – Nelsonville, OH @ Nelsonville Music Festival
06/03 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball
06/05 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
06/08 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom - Pike Room
06/09 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
06/11 – Kansas City, MO @ recordBar
06/12 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
06/13 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
06/15 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
06/16 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
06/18 – Raleigh, NC @ The Pour House Music Hall
06/19 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade - Purgatory
06/21 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs)
06/22 – Austin, TX @ Antone’s Nightclub
06/23 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
06/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room
06/27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
06/29 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
06/30 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern

 

HOOKWORMS SHARE NEW TRACK ‘STATIC RESISTANCE’

Hookworms | 01/10/18

Image: hookworms pr

photo credit: Hollie Fernando

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To kick off 2018, Hookworms, have today shared the new video for 'Static Resistance' the latest track from their forthcoming album, Microshift, due for release on February 2nd 2018. Watch the video, directed by Ciaran Lyons below.

On ‘Static Resistance’, the band have said:

Static Resistance is the oldest track on the album, we wrote and recorded the first version of it early 2015, not very long after The Hum had been released. It's one of only two pre-flood songs on the record. It’s a song about the wax and wane of depression and an eternal want to escape the life you’ve built.”

Microshift Tracklisting:

01. Negative Space
02. Static Resistance
03. Ullswater 
04. The Soft Season 
05. Opener 
06. Each Time We Pass 
07. Boxing Day 
08. Reunion 
09. Shortcomings 

Microshift Pre-order:

Microshift will be available on deluxe limited edition LP (including orange colour vinyl, exclusive alternate artwork sleeve, and printed PVC outer sleeve plus bonus hand numbered screen print limited to 500), deluxe LP, standard LP, CD and download.

Pre order: Dom Mart / iTunes / Bandcamp

Hookworms 2017/2018 Tour Dates:

11/23 – Hebden Bridge, UK @ Trades Club
12/03 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
02/23 – Liverpool, UK @ Invisible Wind Factory
02/24 – Brighton, UK @ Patterns
03/04 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds
03/09 – Manchester, UK @ The White Hotel
03/10 – Manchester, UK @ The White Hotel
03/18 – Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny
03/24 – London, UK @ Electric Brixton
03/25 – Sheffield, UK @ Picture House Social

 

AUSTRA SHARE "FUTURE POLITICS" B-SIDE "CHANGE THE PARADIGM"

Austra | 12/18/17

Image: Austra Change The Paradigm

photo credit: Kate Young

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In January of this year, Austra released Future Politics, the critically lauded fourth album from the Canadian synth-pop group. Before the year is out, Austra have one more track to share, ‘Change The Paradigm’, a Future Politics B-side.

Singer Katie Stelmanis on ‘Change The Paradigm’:

“I wish "Change the Paradigm" had made it onto the record because it directly embodies what I wanted to express on "Future Politics" - that the most powerful tool we possess for creating a better world is our own imagination. "Future Politics" was written in a much different climate than what we have today. It's been difficult to stay positive, but for me the possibility of what lies ahead is not only a weapon of potential, but a source of comfort and faith. We have to believe in the future and our own power to invent it now more than ever!”

To wrap up the year, Austra are playing one final show in their hometown Toronto at the Velvet Underground this Thursday, December 14th. Tickets are on sale and available for purchase here.

To revisit Future Politics, listen via DSPs here.

 

SORRY ANNOUNCE DEBUT SINGLE 'WISHED' ON DOMINO; 7" COMING LATER THIS YEAR

12/04/17

Image: Sorry

photo credit: Dan Kendall

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Sorry are a new London band centred around Asha Lorenz and Louis O'Bryen, two 19 year-old childhood best friends. Along with Lincoln Barrett (drums) and Campbell Baum (bass) Sorry have been making a name for themselves on London's underground circuit since 2015.

Although starting life with a conventional rock band set up, Sorry’s tastes are wide-ranging and reflect their age and omnivorous YouTube-era musical upbringing where rock, hip hop, noise, electronic soundscapes, grime and folk all sit side-by-side and without confusion. Accordingly, all these influences and more form the band's unique nascent musical universe - a bold, ambitious and at times irreverent canvas onto which the symbiotic intensity of Lorenz’s and O'Bryen's emotional and hyper-melodic songwriting is projected.

‘Wished’ is their debut studio recording and follows the recent self-release of Home Demo(ns) Vol. 1, an eclectic, homespun 13 track audio/visual mixtape. Recorded by Sean Oakley (Rick Rubin, Frank Ocean) and mixed by Andrew Savours (My Bloody Valentine), it is an enticing first document of the band's effortlessly emotive songwriting and command of atmosphere which will be familiar to anyone who has seen their visceral live shows so far, as well as a glimpse at in-studio production possibilities to be explored in their future work.     

Wished’ will also be accompanied by a B-side, ‘Lies’ - set to arrive later this month.
Both tracks will be packaged together on Sorry’s very first 7” vinyl release on Domino.

Pre-order Wished/Lies now.

 

PATRICK WATSON UNVEILS 'BROKEN', A BRAND NEW SINGLE PREMIERED VIA NPR

Patrick Watson | 11/17/17

Image: Patrick Watson Broken

photo credit: Pedro Pires

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Patrick Watson is proud to share "Broken", a brand new single and video, premiering today via NPR. The track was recorded at Studio PM in Montreal last month.

"This is a song I just felt like sharing before the next record. Dedicated to the storms we went through.” - Patrick Watson

Of the video, recently shot in Montreal, director Pedro Pires says: “It was a real pleasure to work with Patrick to create this video. We started with simple intuitive ideas such as characters fleeing or running away in fast moving vehicles. I then proposed to use reflections and flares to fragment the light to reveal a more impressionist moody state of mind of these various “broken” characters."

Patrick has been busy with various projects since the 2015 release of his critically acclaimed fifth album, Love Songs for Robots. He performed after U2’s Bono at the Canada Day concert last July in Ottawa, was part of the cast as a performer for the circus show Rêveurs définitifs, played the Montreal Symphonique outdoor concert on the Mount-Royal to celebrate the city’s 375th anniversary, embarked on the Canadian C3 boat for a 2 week run to raise awareness on diversity, inclusion, reconciliation, youth engagement and the environment, played special concerts with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and finally, performed last week at the Bell Center for Tower of Songs, a tribute concert to Leonard Cohen in Montreal with Sting, Lana Del Rey, Elvis Costello, Adam Cohen, Coeur de Pirate and more. Patrick and his band are currently recording their next album, set to be released sometime in 2018.

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’ 3D film “Everything Will Be Fine”, where he performed the songs “Cynical World” (an original for the film) and “Lighthouse.”

 
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