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HOOKWORMS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM MICROSHIFT, OUT FEBRUARY 2ND 2018

Hookworms | 11/16/17

Image: Hookworms

photo credit: Hollie Fernando

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Domino is very proud to present Microshift, the third album from Hookworms, due for release on February 2nd 2018. With the announcement of Microshift, the band share new track, Negative Space.

Microshift is the Leeds band's first new work in over 3 years and marks a seismic shift in their sound, dynamic, songwriting and production, whilst still bearing all the ferocious energy, intricate musicianship and bruised but beautiful song-craft of the previous releases which have quietly made them one of the UK's most revered young bands. 

This is the band's third studio album technically but arguably the first in which the studio has been central to its creation. Pearl Mystic and second LP, The Hum were heavily informed by the band's live sound, Microshift on the other hand came to life in the studio, formed out of loops, modular synthesizer sequences, drum machines, homemade samples etc. which were jammed around and layered until the songs began to emerge. The band have also opened their writing to include collaborations with artists such as Richard Formby (on Opener), Christopher Duffin (on Boxing Day) and Alice Merida Richards (on Each Time We Pass).

Radiant, immersive and teeming with light, but still heavy and forceful - the music on Microshift acts as a very deliberate counter to some of the difficult topics the album's lyrics address. Death, disease, heartbreak, body image and even natural disaster are all present here but the overall effect these songs achieve is euphoric catharsis.

The album was written and recorded in full following a complete rebuild of the band’s Suburban Home Studio after the River Aire floods in Leeds in the winter of 2015 which devastated the studio. The band had an incredible response to a GoFundMe campaign and the subsequent help of volunteers over several months to rebuild the studio from nothing is a huge part of the band’s continued existence. Striving through the toughness, it is perhaps no surprise that the record is one of both defiance and darkness. “All of our records are to an extent about mental health,” comments MJ. “Largely this is an album about loss but also about maturing, accepting your flaws and the transience of intimacy”. 

Hookworms are MJ, MB, JW, JN & EO.

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

 

PORCHES ANNOUNCE US TOUR; 'THE HOUSE' OUT JANUARY 19TH 2018

Porches | 11/15/17

Image: Porches

photo credit: Jason Nocito

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Today, Porches announces a US Winter 2018 headline tour, in support of the forthcoming new album The House. All dates will be on sale this Friday, November 17th. Dates below. The House, the third full length in Porches’ discography, arrives January 19th on Domino. The 14-song affair features contributions from (Sandy) Alex G, Dev Hynes, Okay Kaya, Maya Laner (True Blue), Bryndon Cook (Starchild & The New Romantic), Cameron Wisch (Cende), and Aaron Maine’s own father Peter Maine.

Says Maine, on the album:

“I don't think I was necessarily working through anything during the process of writing, if anything maybe avoiding that, but the album has become something different to me in hindsight: a way to look back at a time in my life and see my guts at play. To try and understand what was going through my head as I slid these songs out is an interesting experience, sometimes exciting, sometimes embarrassing, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes still totally confusing. I am happy to have these 14 songs in one place to look back on and stumble through and hopefully learn something from, and I am excited to share them with you.”

Previously released singles “Country” and “Find Me” have been enthusiastically received by fans, and the videos have landed on lists from Pitchfork (Best Music Videos of October - “Country”); and Vulture (Best Music Videos of 2017 So Far - “Find Me” & “Country”).

Porches 2018 Tour Dates:

03/15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
02/17 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
02/18 - Montreal, QC @ Theatre Plaza 
02/19 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
02/20 - Detroit, MI @ El Club 
02/21 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
02/23 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
02/24 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
02/26 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
02/28 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
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 @ Teragram Ballroom
03/17 - Dallas, TX @ Not So Fun Weekend (Club Dada)
03/19 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade - Purgatory Room
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

The House Tracklisting:

01. Leave The House
02. Find Me
03. Understanding
04. Now The Water
05. Country
06. By My Side
07. Åkeren
08. Anymore
09. Wobble
10. Goodbye
11. Swimmer
12. W Longing
13. Ono
14. Anything U Wan

The House Pre-order:

The House is available to pre-order now on limited edition pale yellow translucent vinyl with 11” x 22” fold-out poster, CD, cassette, and digital download.

Pre-order: Domino Mart | Bandcamp | iTunes

 

PORCHES ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'THE HOUSE'; SHARE VIDEO FOR 'FIND ME'

Porches | 10/24/17

Image: Porches

photo credit: Jason Nocito

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The House, the third full-length album from New York musician Porches, will arrive on January 19, 2018. The 14-song affair features contributions from (Sandy) Alex G, Dev Hynes, Okay Kaya, Maya Laner (True Blue), Bryndon Cook (Starchild & The New Romantic), Cameron Wisch (Cende), and Aaron Maine’s own father Peter Maine.

Today, The House offers the new single Find Me, an icy track with lyrics touching on anxiety, escape and isolation. Watch the video, co-directed by Maine and Nick Harwood now.

Fans were offered a glimpse into The House recently, with the release of Country – a melancholic, tender ballad showcasing Maine’s confident songwriting. The accompanying video, shot in upstate New York and co-directed again by Maine & Harwood,

The House was written and recorded over an 18-month stretch, immediately following the completion of Porches’ breakthrough record Pool. Taking a diary-like approach, Aaron documents a period of time through the 14 gorgeous songs on this record.

Says Aaron Maine, on The House:

“The House is a diary. The House began immediately with a sense of urgency. A different kind of urgency than I had experienced previously when writing songs. I wasn't sure exactly what this meant while it was happening, but it felt necessary to embrace it.

The songwriting became an exercise in documenting my immediate experiences, which writing has always been for me to a certain extent, but something particular was compelling me to try to portray these moments in a more linear way. Writing this record was a form of meditation, an escape, a routine - selfish at times, as it became an excuse to avoid my immediate surroundings.

Half the time, I still won't understand what was going on in my head when I listen to a song I wrote - even months later - but things seemed to be changing fast, and writing these kind of vignettes was soothing to me, a way to kind of slow down time. I don't think I was necessarily working through anything during the process of writing, if anything maybe avoiding that, but the album has become something different to me in hindsight: a way to look back at a time in my life and see my guts at play. To try and understand what was going through my head as I slid these songs out is an interesting experience, sometimes exciting, sometimes embarrassing, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes still totally confusing. I am happy to have these 14 songs in one place to look back on and stumble through and hopefully learn something from, and I am excited to share them with you.”

The House Tracklisting:

01. Leave The House
02. Find Me
03. Understanding
04. Now The Water
05. Country
06. By My Side
07. Åkeren
08. Anymore
09. Wobble
10. Goodbye
11. Swimmer
12. W Longing
13. Ono
14. Anything U Wan

The House Pre-order:

The House is available to pre-order now on limited edition pale yellow translucent vinyl with 11” x 22” fold-out poster, CD, cassette, and digital download.

Pre-order: Domino Mart | BandcampiTunes

 

PORCHES SHARE NEW MUSIC, WATCH THE VIDEO FOR 'COUNTRY' NOW

Porches | 10/19/17

Image: Porches Country

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Porches a.k.a. Aaron Maine returns with new song Country. The song features backing vocals by Dev Hynes and Bryndon Cook.

The accompanying video was co-directed by Maine and Nick Harwood (producer on Blood Orange’s Augustine and Sandra’s Smile), and was shot in and around Maine’s childhood stomping grounds in upstate New York. 

Maine wrote this note to accompany the music:

i am happy to share this new song with you
it's the last song i wrote for my new album
in the context of the record it acts as a departure as well as an arrival
here is a poem i wrote about what the song means:

mini reckoning
Like flopping onto bed after first kiss high school
I left her apartment and made sure to keep the sleep on me all the way home
Rolled down the window across the bridge
And filled up my lungs
She told me about this saying about breaking the water to get somewhere
and i imagined what it would be like to swim together
I felt soft and dumb like a country song

Maine has spent the past year working on the follow-up to his 2016 breakthrough record, and Domino debut, Pool. The new song shared today, “Country”, displays the trademark vulnerability of Porches, but shows a maturity and growth – and is a stunning taste of what’s to come from the artist.

 

PROTOMARTYR SHARE 'DON'T GO TO ANACITA', PREVIEW NEW ALBUM IN DETROIT AND NEW YORK JUKEBOXES

09/26/17

Image: Boatomartyr

photo credit: Doug Coombe

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This Friday, Protomartyr release their fourth album, Relatives In Descent. Prior to its release, the band have shared the third single off Relatives, and perhaps one of their most straight-forward and anthemic songs to date. Don't Go To Anacita takes place in a fictional town of singer Joe Casey's invention, a sort of everytown created to catch Casey's ire.

Late last week, CDs of Relatives In Descent were surreptitiously slipped into the jukeboxes of several dive bars in Detroit and New York. People hoping to get a "pre-release stream" of the album are encouraged to head to The Levee and Old Stanley's in Brooklyn, Bumbo's in Hamtramck, or Bronx Bar in Detroit, and load their laundry quarters into those music-streaming machines. Below, you can see what this might look like at The Levee.

Also, last Friday marked the band's sold out Detroit record release show, which developed into something of a mini-festival. Onboard the Detroit Princess riverboat, the band were joined by friends METZ, Preoccupations, ADULT., Tyvek, and Matthew Dear, 1500 fans, local DJs and food purveyors, charities, and screenings of films like Captain Ron and Waterworld.

Finally, after a festival performance in the Los Angeles area, the band will embark on a lengthy tour of the US, UK, and EU.

Relatives In Descent Tracklisting:

01. A Private Understanding
02. Here Is The Thing
03. My Children
04. Caitriona
05. The Chuckler
06. Windsor Hum
07. Don’t Go To Anacita
08. Up The Tower
09. Night-Blooming Cereus
10. Male Plague
11. Corpses In Regalia
12. Half Sister

Relatives In Descent Pre-order:

Relatives In Descent is available to pre-order now on limited edition purple/white starburst vinyl, CD, and digital download.

Pre-order: Domino Mart | Digital

Protomartyr 2017 Tour Dates:

09/30 - Long Beach, CA @ Music Tastes Good
10/08 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
10/09 - Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
10/12 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
10/13 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
10/14 - Eugene, OR @ Hi Fi Music Hall
10/15 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
10/17 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
10/19 - San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger &
10/20 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda, TX &
10/21 - Dallas, TX @ Dada &
10/22 - Houston, TX @ Secret Group &
10/24 - Atlanta, GA @ the Earl &
10/25 - Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre &
10/26 - Washington, DC @ Rock n Roll Hotel &
10/27 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle &
10/28 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg &
11/02 - Prague, CZ @ Futurum %
11/03 - Wroclaw, PL @ Klub Firlej %
11/04 - Warsaw, PL @ Klub Hydrozagadka %
11/06 - Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu %
11/07 - Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen %
11/09 - Groningen, NL @ Vera
11/10 - Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who?
11/11 - Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown
11/12 - Brighton, UK @ The Haunt #
11/14 - London, UK @ Dome Tufnell Park #
11/15 - Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute #
11/16 - Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny #
11/17 - Glasgow, UK @ CCA #
11/18 - Dublin, IE @ Whelan’s #
11/19 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club #
11/21 - Brussels, BE @ Rotonde
11/22 - Tourcoing, FR @ Le Grand Mix
11/23 - Nantes, FR @ Pole Etudiant
11/24 - Angouleme, FR @ La Nef
11/25 - Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie

* with Melkbelly
& with Flasher
% with Metz
# with Sauna Youth

 

PROTOMARTYR SHARE NEW SONG 'MY CHILDREN'; ANNOUNCE DETROIT RELEASE SHOW, BROOKLYN UNDERPLAY

Protomartyr | 08/15/17

Image: Protomartyr

photo credit: Daniel Topete

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Today, Protomartyr share My Children, the second single off their forthcoming album Relatives In Descent (out 9/29 on Domino). A song about legacy, about what we pass on to those that come after us, ‘My Children’ is an urgent follow up to the first single, the gloriously epic A Private Understanding.

Protomartyr have announced worldwide tour dates in support of the album, including a hometown album release party on the Detroit Princess, a 4-level historical cruise ship. The party, which will feature performances from Protomartyr, Adult, Metz, Tyvek, and Preoccupations, also includes a scenic cruise. Tickets available here.

Additionally, Protomartyr have announced another New York headline show, at St. Vitus in Brooklyn on Wednesday September 13th. This more intimate affair will give NY fans a chance to see the band before their Music Hall of Williamsburg show on Oct. 28th. Tickets will be on sale Friday, August 18th.

Anxiety about the precarious nature of reality is a recurring thread on Protomartyr's 4th full-length and Domino debut. Though not a concept album, it presents twelve variations on a theme: the unknowable nature of truth, and the existential dread that often accompanies that unknowing. After months of rehearsal, the band decamped to Los Angeles for two weeks in March of 2017, to record with Sonny DiPerri (Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors), who co-produced the record and helped capture the band’s long-simmering vision for something more complex, but no less visceral.

Previously shared track "A Private Understanding" is the album's opening statement and a wellspring from which the following eleven songs flow. At once beautiful and brutal, it mutates from drum-led oddity to unlikely anthem, with some of Casey’s most potent lyrical work at its center.

Relatives In Descent Tracklisting:

01. A Private Understanding
02. Here Is The Thing
03. My Children
04. Caitriona
05. The Chuckler
06. Windsor Hum
07. Don’t Go To Anacita
08. Up The Tower
09. Night-Blooming Cereus
10. Male Plague
11. Corpses In Regalia
12. Half Sister

Relatives In Descent Pre-order:

Relatives In Descent is available to pre-order now on limited edition purple/white starburst vinyl, CD, and digital download.

Pre-order: Domino Mart | Digital

Protomartyr 2017 Tour Dates:

09/06 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo *
09/07 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery *
09/07-09/10 - Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Festival
09/09 - Asheville, NC @ Mothlight *
09/10 - Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Yacht Club *
09/13 - Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
09/14 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs ^
09/15 - Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall
09/16 - Hudson, NY @ Basilica Soundscape
09/17 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahall's ^
09/22 - Detroit, MI @ Detroit Princess Riverboat !
09/30 - Long Beach, CA @ Music Tastes Good
10/08 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
10/09 - Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
10/12 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
10/13 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
10/14 - Eugene, OR @ Hi Fi Music Hall
10/15 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
10/17 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
10/19 - San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger &
10/20 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda, TX &
10/21 - Dallas, TX @ Dada &
10/22 - Houston, TX @ Secret Group &
10/24 - Atlanta, GA @ the Earl &
10/25 - Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre &
10/26 - Washington, DC @ Rock n Roll Hotel &
10/27 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle &
10/28 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg &
11/02 - Prague, CZ @ Futurum %
11/03 - Wroclaw, PL @ Klub Firlej %
11/04 - Warsaw, PL @ Klub Hydrozagadka %
11/06 - Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu %
11/07 - Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen %
11/09 - Groningen, NL @ Vera
11/10 - Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who?
11/11 - Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown
11/12 - Brighton, UK @ The Haunt #
11/14 - London, UK @ Dome Tufnell Park #
11/15 - Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute #
11/16 - Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny #
11/17 - Glasgow, UK @ CCA #
11/18 - Dublin, IE @ Whelan’s #
11/19 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club #
11/21 - Brussels, BE @ Rotonde
11/22 - Tourcoing, FR @ Le Grand Mix
11/23 - Nantes, FR @ Pole Etudiant
11/24 - Angouleme, FR @ La Nef
11/25 - Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie

* with Melkbelly 
^ with John Maus
& with Flasher
% with Metz
# with Sauna Youth
! with METZ, Preoccupations, ADULT., Tyvek

 

RAMONA GONZALES, JULIA HOLTER, COLE M.G.N & NEDELLE TORRISI RELEASE CHARITY 7" IN MEMORY OF THEIR MUTUAL FRIEND TRAVIS PETERSON

Julia Holter | 08/01/17

Image: Julia Holter Condemnation

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Condemnation is a 7" single released in memory of film director, musician, and artist Travis Peterson who passed away in December 2016. Peterson was a close friend of all four artists featured on this record: Ramona Gonzalez, Julia Holter, Cole M.G.N and Nedelle Torrisi.

Peterson had collaborated on music videos with Gonzalez, Holter and Torrisi, as well as with Ariel Pink, Glass Candy, Geneva Jacuzzi and many others. The double A side single (also available digitally) is comprised of two different versions of the classic 1993 Depeche Mode original. Depeche Mode was one of Travis' favourite bands.

In addition to his music video work, Peterson directed many short films including Salvation Mountain (which received a Big Sky Award from the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival), Indio, USA, (which received a Student Academy Award nomination when he was a student at AFI Conservatory), and Circus, among others. He also worked for the BBC News as a camera operator and editor. Travis also played music in bands such as MOOG, Pong, and Cherubino.

Holter, Gonzalez, Torrisi and M.G.N said: "Aside from being an authentic and talented artist and collaborator, Travis was a great friend beloved by many in Los Angeles and around the world. Known for his infectious laugh, sense of mischief, and passion for art, music, and architecture, Travis was simply a pleasure to be around. We hope you will check out a link to some of his work."

http://www.travisjpeterson.com
http://www.youtube.com/user/marcbolan666
http://www.soundcloud.com/themusicoftravispeterson

'Condemnation' Tracklisting:

1. Condemnation (Live)
2. Condemnation (Synth)

'Condemnation' Pre-order:

Condemnation is available to pre-order now on limited 7" and digital download.
Proceeds from the sale of this record will go to Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services in Los Angeles.

Pre-order: Domino Mart | Digital

 

AVEY TARE ANNOUNCES WORLDWIDE TOUR, NEW ALBUM EUCALYPTUS OUT NOW

Avey Tare | 07/24/17

Image: Eucalyptus

We're happy to share that Avey Tare's new album Eucalyptus is out now and he'll be hitting the road this autumn. Find all new tour dates below. Tickets go on sale this Friday.

In addition, watch/listen to a special interactive visual album stream here, comprising visuals from a marbling bath process done by Rule Of Three Studio, and edited by frequent Animal Collective collaborator Abby Portner. Find the corresponding visual for album track "Selection of a Place" below.

Avey Tare will be hosting a special Reddit AMA later today at 3pm ET. Participate via the /indieheads subreddit here

Eucalyptus is available now from the Animal Collective store on CD, LP and Deluxe Double LP, in addition to digital & streaming services. The latter physical format consists of a limited edition LP pressing of the album available on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl, and a 16 pg 11”x11” lyric booklet featuring marbled artwork by the aforementioned Paige Cleveland of Rule of Three Studio, all housed in a Stoughton tip-on jacket.

Avey Tare tour dates:
10-02 Somerville, MA - Once Ballroom
10-03 Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa
10-04 Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace
10-06 Chicago, IL - The Hideout
10-07 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
10-10 Seattle, WA - Barboza
10-11 Portland, OR - Holocene
10-12 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
10-12 to 10-15 Joshua Tree, CA - Desert Daze Festival
10-17 Austin, TX - Barracuda
10-18 Houston, TX - The Secret Group
10-20 Atlanta, GA - Mammal Gallery
10-21 Durham, NC - The Pinhook
10-22 Washington, DC - Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
10-23 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
10-25 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
10-27 Asheville, NC - Masonic Temple
11-04 Dublin, IE - Whelan’s
11-05 Glasgow, UK - Broadcast
11-06 Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute
11-07 London, UK - The Borderline
11-09 Paris, FR - Point Ephemere
11-10 Brussels, BE - Rotonde
11-11 Utrecht, NL - Ekko
11-13 Copenhagen, DK - Vega Ideal Bar
11-14 Berlin, DE - Auster Club
11-16 Vevey, CH - Rocking Chair
11-17 Milan, IT - Santeria Social Club
11-19 Madrid, ES - Moby Dick
11-21 Lisbon, PT - TBC

 

PROTOMARTYR SIGN TO DOMINO; ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'RELATIVES IN DESCENT'

Protomartyr | 07/10/17

Image: Protomartyr

photo credit: Daniel Topete

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Anxiety about the precarious nature of reality is a recurring thread on Protomartyr's 4th full-length and Domino debut, Relatives In Descent (out September 29th). Though not a concept album, it presents twelve variations on a theme: the unknowable nature of truth, and the existential dread that often accompanies that unknowing. It's no coincidence this missive comes to us at a moment when disinformation and garbled newspeak have become a daily reality. “I used to think that truth was something that existed, that there were certain shared truths, like beauty,” says Protomartyr singer Joe Casey. “Now that’s being eroded. People have never been more skeptical, and there’s no shared reality. Maybe there never was.”

Relatives In Descent offers new layers and new insights, without sanding any of the edges born from their days as a Detroit bar band. Greg Ahee’s guitar still crackles and spits electricity. Casey's voice continues to shift naturally between dead-eyed croon and fevered bark. Drummer Alex Leonard and bassist Scott Davidson remain sharp and propulsive, a rhythm section that’s as agile as it is adventurous. But this is also Protomartyr at their most impressive. After months of rehearsal, the band decamped to Los Angeles for two weeks in March of 2017, to record with Sonny DiPerri (Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors), who co-produced the record and helped capture the band’s long-simmering vision for something more complex, but no less visceral.

It all begins with A Private Understanding, pegged as the album's opening statement the second it was finished, and a wellspring from which the following eleven songs flow. At once beautiful and brutal, it mutates from drum-led oddity to unlikely anthem, with some of Casey’s most potent lyrical work at its centre: “Sorrow's the wind blowing through/Truth is hiding in the wire.”

The video, shared today, was inspired by a recent trip to Ireland by Casey, wherein he found himself in a pub one night and saw an older gentleman - bearing a slight resemblance to himself - singing a traditional Irish song to a handful of onlookers. In the video, a man (portrayed by 78-year-old Detroit stand-up comic Marty Smith, an acquaintance of Joe's from his days working the door at a comedy club) sings his torturous tale to a bar of people, many of whom show varying degrees of interest.

Relatives In Descent Tracklisting:

01. A Private Understanding
02. Here Is The Thing
03. My Children
04. Caitriona
05. The Chuckler
06. Windsor Hum
07. Don’t Go To Anacita
08. Up The Tower
09. Night-Blooming Cereus
10. Male Plague
11. Corpses In Regalia
12. Half Sister

Relatives In Descent Pre-order:

Relatives In Descent is available to pre-order now on limited edition purple/white starburst vinyl, CD, and digital download.

Pre-order: Domino Mart | Digital

Protomartyr 2017 Tour Dates:

09/06 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo *
09/07 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery *
09/07-09/10 - Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Festival
09/09 - Asheville, NC @ Mothlight *
09/10 - Cincinnati, OH @ Northside Yacht Club *
09/14 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs ^
09/15 - Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall
09/16 - Hudson, NY @ Basilica Soundscape
09/17 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahall's ^
09/30 - Long Beach, CA @ Music Tastes Good
10/08 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
10/09 - Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
10/12 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
10/13 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
10/14 - Eugene, OR @ Hi Fi Music Hall
10/15 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
10/17 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
10/19 - San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger &
10/20 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda, TX &
10/21 - Dallas, TX @ Dada &
10/22 - Houston, TX @ Secret Group &
10/24 - Atlanta, GA @ the Earl &
10/25 - Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre &
10/26 - Washington, DC @ Rock n Roll Hotel &
10/27 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle &
10/28 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg &
11/02 - Prague, CZ @ Futurum %
11/03 - Wroclaw, PL @ Klub Firlej %
11/04 - Warsaw, PL @ Klub Hydrozagadka %
11/06 - Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu %
11/07 - Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen %
11/09 - Groningen, NL @ Vera
11/10 - Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who?
11/11 - Rotterdam, NL @ Rotown
11/12 - Brighton, UK @ The Haunt #
11/14 - London, UK @ Dome Tufnell Park #
11/15 - Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute #
11/16 - Newcastle, UK @ The Cluny #
11/17 - Glasgow, UK @ CCA #
11/18 - Dublin, IE @ Whelan’s #
11/19 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club #
11/21 - Brussels, BE @ Rotonde
11/22 - Tourcoing, FR @ Le Grand Mix
11/23 - Nantes, FR @ Pole Etudiant
11/24 - Angouleme, FR @ La Nef
11/25 - Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie

* with Melkbelly 
^ with John Maus
& with Flasher
% with Metz
# with Sauna Youth

 

(SANDY) ALEX G SHARES 'SPORTSTAR' (PORCHES REMIX); ON TOUR NOW IN NORTH AMERICA

(Sandy) Alex G | 06/14/17

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Last month, (Sandy) Alex G released Rocket, his eighth and most varied album to date. Standout single “Sportstar,” a down-tempo piano song with dreamy auto-tuned vocals, has now received a remix courtesy of Porches. Listen:

(Sandy) Alex G is midway through an extensive US headline tour. Tonight he plays a sold out show at The Echoplex in Los Angeles; and after a full room for his album release show in Brooklyn last month, he has sold out two more upcoming NYC dates.

(Sandy) Alex G 2017 Tour Dates:

06/15 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex ^ (SOLD OUT)
06/16 San Diego, CA – The Irenic ^
06/17 Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room ^
06/18 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel ^ (SOLD OUT)
06/20 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile ^
06/21 Vancouver, BC - The Cobalt ^
06/22 Portland, OR – Holocene ^ (SOLD OUT)
06/24 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court ^
06/25 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge ^
06/27 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry ^
06/28 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge ^
06/29 Columbus, OH - Double Happiness ^
06/30 Lakewood, OH - Mahall’s ^
07/01 Detroit, MI - El Club ^
07/02 Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground ^ (SOLD OUT)
07/04 Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz ^
07/05 Boston, MA - The Sinclair ^
07/06 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg ^ (SOLD OUT)
07/07 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom ^ (SOLD OUT)
07/08 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer ^
09/09 San Bernardino, CA – High & Low Festival
09/28-30 Lincoln, NE – Lincoln Calling Festival
10/06-08 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/13-15 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits

^ w/ Japanese Breakfast, Cende

 

AVEY TARE ANNOUNCES NEW STUDIO ALBUM EUCALYPTUS

Avey Tare | 06/06/17

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Domino is proud to release Eucalyptus, the forthcoming new studio album written and produced by Animal Collective’s Avey Tare, out July 21. Recommended listening for dawn or dusk. An electroacoustic movement through leaves, rocks and dust. Written on sunlit bedroom afternoon in Los Angeles, practiced in the dark early hours of the California twilight, and slept on under Big Sur skies.

Recorded by Animal Collective’s Deakin (Josh Dibb), featuring chamber orchestration arranged by Eyvind Kang, musicians Angel Deradoorian and Jessika Kenney.

Please visit aveytare.com to solve an interactive puzzle to reveal art, audio and more information regarding the album. 

Eucalyptus is available to pre-order now from the Animal Collective store on CD and Deluxe Double LP. The latter format, as pictured below, consisting of a limited edition LP pressing of the album available on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl, a 16 pg 11”x11” lyric booklet featuring marbled artwork by Paige Cleveland of Rule of Three Studio

Eucalyptus tracklisting
1. Season High 
2. Melody Unfair 
3. Ms. Secret 
4. Lunch Out of Order Pt. 1 
5. Lunch Out of Order Pt. 2 
6. Jackson 5 
7. DR aw one for J 
8. PJ 
9. In Pieces 
10. Selection of A Place 
11. Boat Race 
12. Roamer 
13. Coral Lords 
14. Sports In July 
15. When You Left Me

Avey Tare Eucalyptus DLX Vinyl

 

THE KILLS ANNOUNCE 'ECHO HOME: NON-ELECTRIC EP' IN CELEBRATION OF 15TH ANNIVERSARY

The Kills | 05/24/17

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The Kills – Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince – will release the Echo Home – Non-Electric EP digitally on June 2nd, with a limited edition 10” vinyl release available for pre-order today.

Both the physical and digital versions of the Echo Home – Non-Electric EP will feature audio from a stripped down session the band captured recently at Electric Lady Studios in New York. Alongside “Echo Home”, the EP features Ash & Ice track “That Love”, a cover of Rihanna’s “Desperado” (which the band originally played as part of a Sirius XMU session), and the song “Wait”, off the band’s first ever release, Black Rooster EP, which celebrates it’s 15 year anniversary on May 28th.

The Black Rooster EP was originally released on Dim Mak in 2002 and was the start of what’s been an incredible career for Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince of The Kills.

With five full-length albums (the most recent being 2016’s Ash & Ice), four EPs, a documentary, and countless live shows under their belt, the passion and fire they continue to bring to every recording and performance is extraordinary.

In their 15th year as a band, The Kills have been looking back and celebrating with a string of anniversary shows and retrospective features, and now this re-recording of “Wait”, one of the first Kills songs ever released. Steve Aoki, owner of Dim Mak and another artist who has proven a career with similar staying power, recently had some words to share on the release of Black Rooster:

"Many moons ago, back in 2002, I had to make a decision whether to pursue a Ph.D. Program or continue with my label Dim Mak & after hearing a demo from The Kills and becoming the first American label to release their EP Black Rooster, I knew what path I was going to choose. They took me under their wing and I hit the road with them as their tour manager, merch guy, driver (we all took turns) and label. I’ll never forget that and love Jamie and Alison forever. Thank you for believing in lil me when not many people gave two shits about Dim Mak and what we were doing. Ride or Die.” – STEVE AOKI

Pre-order the Echo Home 10” HERE.

The Kills 2017 Tour Dates:

05/27 Liverpool, UK - Liverpool Sound City
05/28 Margate, UK - Margate Wonderland
05/30 London, UK - Shepherds Bush Empire
06/02 Saint-Brieuc, France - Art Rock Festival
06/03 Saint-Laurent-De-Cuves, France - Papillons De Nuit Festival
06/06 Prague, Czech Republic - Roxy
06/07 Liepzig, Germany - Taubchenthal
06/09 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
06/10 Aarhus, Denmark - Northside Festival
06/13 Munich, Germany - Olympic Stadium *
06/16 London, UK - London Stadium *
06/17 London, UK - London Stadium *
06/24 Athens, Greece - Ejekt Festival
06/19 Helsinki, Finland - Rock The Beach #
06/21 Riga, Latvia - Lucavsala Island #
06/29 Gydnia, Poland - Open’er
07/02 Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter
07/07 Lisbon, Portugal - Nos Alive
07/10 Montreaux, Switzerland - Montreaux Jazz Festival
07/12 Dour, Belgium - Dour Festival
07/16 Berlin, Germany - Melt Festival
08/12 Bucharest, Romania - Summer Well Festival
08/15 Budapest, Hungary - Sziget Festival
08/17 Gampel, Switzerland - Open Air Gampel
08/19 Zagreb, Croatia - Tvornica Kulture
08/25 Charleville Mezières, France - Cabaret Vert
08/26 Paris, France - Rock En Seine
09/19 Porto Alegre, Brazil - Anfiteatro Parque (Outdoor) %
09/21 Rio, Brazil - Rock In Rio
09/23 Sao Paulo, Brazil - Allianz Parque %

* = with Guns ‘N’ Roses
# = with Foo Fighters
% = with Bon Jovi 

 

COLOR YOUR OWN REAL ESTATE'S "STAINED GLASS" MUSIC VIDEO; NEW US DATES!

Real Estate | 05/22/17

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Real Estate have shared an immersive new music video for “Stained Glass” – the second video to be released from their latest album In Mind out now. Directed by Craig Allen, the interactive experience allows fans to color and share their own animated kaleidoscope-like video, creating something unique and experimental. Watch the band’s own color creation below and create your own here: stainedglassvideo.com

In addition to the video release, Real Estate has announced a headlining tour this fall. The band’s expansive tour this spring resulted in their biggest shows to date, including sold out stops at D.C.’s 9:30 Club, The Vic Theatre in Chicago, a 2-night stand at NYC’s Brooklyn Steel + more. The fall tour will feature performances at iconic venues such as The Theatre at The Ace Hotel in Los Angeles and First Avenue in Minneapolis. Presale begins on Monday, May 22 with code “STAINEDGLASS”, with tickets officially on sale May 25. See full tour dates below.

Allen says of the video: “We were collectively excited by making a video that the band could create with their fans rather than for them. I've always been excited to find new ways of making content and this video is a fun—dare I say therapeutic—thing to play with, where you actually get to feel like you accomplish something at the end. That's what is exciting to all of us and we're extremely proud of what we've been able to create with the help of the fabulous MediaMonks team.”

A limited edition 7” for “Stained Glass” backed with an exclusive track, the instrumental "Two Part, Part Two”, is also available to purchase now from Real Estate’s store. Much like its video counterpart, each 7” is a one of kind mix of colors.

The band recently performed another In Mind's first single “Darling” on Conan, which has earned widespread praise from Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, the NY Times, SPIN, Vice, Salon + more. Watch the performance and revisit the orignial music video, directed by Weird Days, below.

Real Estate 2017 Tour Dates:

Jun 13 – Roundhouse – London, UK #
Jun 14 – Le Café De La Danse – Paris, France #
Jun 15 – Orangerie – Brussels, Belgium #
Jun 16 – Best Kept Secret Festival – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands
Jun 18 – Lido – Berlin, Germany #
Jun 19 – Molotow – Hamburg, Germany #
Jun 20 – Pumpehuset – Copenhagen West, Denmark #
Jun 21 – Debaser Strand – Stockholm, Sweden #
Jun 23 – Piknik I Parken – Oslo, Norway #
Jun 27 – Cambridge Junction – Cambridge, UK #
Jun 28 – O2 Ritz – Manchester, UK #
Jun 30 –Vida Festival – Barcelona, Spain
Jul 14 – Forecastle Festival – Louisville, KY
Jul 15-16 – Cobblestone Live – Buffalo, NY
Jul 21 – Splendour in the Grass - Byron Bay NSW, Australia
Jul 22 – The Croxton Bandroom – Thornbury, Australia
Jul 25 – The Edinburgh Castle Hotel – Adelaide, Australia
Jul 27 – The Metro Theatre – Sydney, Australia
Jul 30 – Fuji Rock Festival – Yuzawa, Japan
Aug 11-13 – Outside Lands – San Francisco, CA
Aug 12-13 – Traveler’s Rest Festival – Missoula MT
Aug 25-26 – Huichica East Festival – Pine Plains, NY
Aug 31-Sept 3 – End of the Road Festival – North Dorset District, UK
Sept 1-3 – Electric Picnic Festival – Kilmacthomas, Ireland
Sept 1-2 – Electric Fields Festival – Dumfries, UK
Oct 19 – SoHO Music Club – Santa Barbara, CA*
Oct 20 – Theatre at Ace Hotel – Los Angeles, CA*
Oct 22 – Lost Lake Festival – Phoenix, AZ
Oct 23 – Observatory – Santa Ana, CA*
Oct 24 – Music Box – San Diego, CA*
Oct 26 – Loma Vista Gardens – Big Sur, CA*
Oct 28 – Jub Jub’s – Reno, NV*
Oct 30 – Fox Theater – Boulder, CO*
Nov 1 – The Slowdown – Omaha, NE*
Nov 2 – Castle Theater – Bloomington, IL*
Nov 3 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN*
Nov 4 – Englert Theater – Iowa City, IA*
Nov 5 – Turner Hall Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI*

# w/ Spinning Coin
* w/ Lucy Dacus 

 

PETER PERRETT ANNOUNCES DEBUT SOLO ALBUM "HOW THE WEST WAS WON"

Peter Perrett | 05/22/17

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Peter Perrett - former frontman of The Only Ones - releases his debut solo album How The West Was Won on June 30th.

Perrett, whose incisive songcraft and sardonic drawl made him one of the most distinctive voices of the Seventies hasn’t released any music for 20 years. Bearing in mind his most famous song began “I always flirt with death” (‘Another Girl, Another Planet’), this is one comeback that nobody saw coming.

In the hands of certain songwriters, a story of resurrection and redemption might ring a little hollow, but when the songwriter is Peter Perrett, the usual rules have never applied.

Perrett makes each song on How The West Was Won sound natural and effortless, as though he were continuing a briefly interrupted conversation rather than picking up the threads of a solo career that faltered two decades ago. He claims to have barely touched a guitar in the decade between The One’s 1996 album Woke Up Sticky and the 2007 reunion of The Only Ones; with Perrett, a hiatus could so easily turn into a hibernation. Yet Perrett’s familiar voice sounds like it simply stepped out of the room for a few minutes and popped back in again.

Backed by his sons - Jamie and Peter Jr. on lead guitar and bass respectively - and produced by Chris Kimsey (The Rolling Stones), Peter’s intuitive feel for words; his flair for idiosyncratic metaphors and his deadpan wit are all still as sharp as ever.

As demonstrated perfectly by the title track and album opener which Perrett shares today. It finds him railing against American imperialism and celebrity culture. The video is directed by Focus Creeps (Arctic Monkeys/King Krule) and features Peter’s band with whom he recorded the album

The songs on How The West Was Won examine complex emotional terrain and extreme human behaviour, shot through as always with wry self-analysis. In a sense the album is a Perrett family affair: there are love songs (‘An Epic Story’, ‘C Voyeurger’) from Peter to his wife of 47 years Zena. On ‘Something In My Brain’, Perrett discusses good choices, bad choices and ultimately the only choices that will guarantee survival. There are also songs where Perrett opens his curtains and stares out into a much-changed world (‘Man Of Extremes’, ‘Sweet Endeavour’).

How The West Was Won finds Perrett with energy in his blood, rediscovering the importance of rock’n’roll. Having turned 65 over the weekend, he has a fire burning inside him again, and a determination not to blow what could be his last chance.  

Tracklisting:

  1. How The West Was Won
  2. An Epic Story
  3. Hard To Say No
  4. Troika
  5. Living In My Head
  6. Man Of Extremes
  7. Sweet Endeavour
  8. C Voyeurger
  9. Something In My Brain
  10. Take Me Home 

How The West Was Won is available to pre-order on deluxe LP (coloured vinyl, gatefold sleeve, booklet and black polylined sleeve), standard vinyl (gatefold sleeve, booklet and black polylined sleeve), CD (gatefold wallet sleeve, booklet) and digital.

Pre order: Dom Mart / Download

Peter Perrett Online:

Website | Facebook | Twitter

 

MIDDLE KIDS SHARE CAR SEAT HEADREST COVER; ANNOUNCE US TOUR DATES

Middle Kids | 05/17/17

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Australia’s Middle Kids return to North America this fall, for an extensive headline tour peppered with appearances at Austin City Limits, Life Is Beautiful, and Bumbershoot festivals. All dates below, with tickets to new shows on sale this Friday, May 19. The September tour follows on from a smattering of August dates, including Lollapalooza, Mo Pop, and a one-off show opening for Sylvan Esso at Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park. 

US audiences were last treated to Middle Kids in March of this year, when the band tore through the country, winning hearts at each and every show. That tour, which took in SXSW and a sold-out Baby’s All Right, also saw the band make their late night TV debut on ‘Conan’; perform sessions with KCRWand KEXP; and record a 4-song session for Sirius XMU. The full Sirius XMU session premieres tonight, Wednesday May 17th, on SiriusXM, and in advance of the airing, we are pleased to share a cover of Car Seat Headrest’s ‘Fill In The Blank,' as performed by Middle Kids’ Hannah Joy, exclusively for Sirius XMU. 

Middle Kids 2017 Tour Dates:

07/26 Brooklyn, NY - Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park Bandshell *
07/30 Detroit, MI - Mo Pop Festival
08/03 Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
08/06 Montreal, QC - Osheaga Music Festival
08/31 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
09/02 Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot 
09/07 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
09/09 St. Louis, MO - LouFest 
09/10 Columbus, OH - The Basement 
09/12 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern 
09/13 Montreal, QC - Petit Campus
09/15 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall 
09/19 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s 
09/20 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel 
09/22 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade (Purgatory)
09/24 Las Vegas, NV - Life Is Beautiful 
09/28 Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom 
09/29 San Francisco, CA - The Independent 
09/30 Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst Atrium 
10/02 San Diego, CA - The Casbah 
10/03 Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
10/05 El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace 
10/06-08 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
10/13-15 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits

* with Sylvan Esso

 

DIRTY PROJECTORS PERFORM 'COOL YOUR HEART' ON TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON

Dirty Projectors | 05/11/17

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The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon hosted the debut live performance of Dirty Projectors’ ‘Cool Your Heart’ last night on NBC. The performance - featuring D∆WN, Tyondai Braxton, and special guests The Roots - was the first glimpse of the new shape and form of Dirty Projectors live.

Watch the official ‘Cool Your Heart’ video, directed by That Go, HERE.

Stream ‘Cool Your Heart’ HERE.

Dirty Projectors will be appearing at two festivals this summer – Northside Festival in June, and Pitchfork Music Festival in July. Dates, venues, and ticket links below.

Dirty Projectors 2017 Tour Dates:

06/08 Brooklyn, NY - Northside Festival (with Kamasi Washington, Jay Som)
07/14 Chicago, IL - Union Park (with LCD Soundsystem, Danny Brown)

 

(SANDY) ALEX G SHARES 'SPORTSTAR', 'BRICK'; NEW ALBUM 'ROCKET' OUT MAY 19

(Sandy) Alex G | 05/04/17

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(Sandy) Alex G shares two new songs, from the forthcoming Rocket (out May 19 on Domino). “Sportstar”, a brightly shimmering treatise on obsession, with pitched-up vocals and a melancholic piano line, sits as far away sonically from “Brick” - a 2 minute screamer of a hardcore song - as might be possible. These two songs – the sonic bookends of Rocket – showcase the wide palette that (Sandy) Alex G is working with on Rocket, his eighth album.

Both NYC shows – at The Park Church Co-Op and Music Hall of Williamsburg – are now sold out. Gladly, (Sandy) Alex G has announced a third NYC show, at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets to that show, and also Austin City Limits, at which (Sandy) Alex G will be appearing this October, are on sale now.

(Sandy) Alex G 2017 Tour Dates

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

^ w/ Japanese Breakfast, Cende

 

JOE GODDARD SHARES 'ELECTRIC LINES' FEATURING ALEXIS TAYLOR; NEW ALBUM OUT FRIDAY

Joe Goddard | 04/26/17

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Joe Goddard today announces brand new track 'Electric Lines' featuring Alexis Taylor, ahead of the release of solo album Electric Lines this Friday, April 21st. The track premieres today through a completely unique immersive site that has been created by Domino Recording Co and Joe. 
  
Designed to share his stories directly with fans prior to Electric Lines’ release, the site is an extension of Goddard’s playlist of the same name - which he’ll continue to curate throughout 2017. Charting his musical influences, passions and the friendships that inspired the creative process when making the forthcoming album, the interactive site uses Spotify’s API technology to power a radio show style experience with original audio commentary from Goddard. 
  
London-based Toby Mortimer (George Fitzgerald’s ‘Crystalise, Loyle Carner’s ‘Stars & Shards’, King Creosote’s ‘You Just Want’) created a set of bespoke illustrations for the site, with audio responsive loops animated by design collective People.       

Visit the site and hear the new single herehttp://www.joe-goddard.com/     

Joe Goddard will be bringing 'Electric Lines' to North America next month. See below for the full itinerary:

Joe Goddard 2017 Tour Dates:

05/10 - Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club
05/11 - San Francisco, CA - Public Works
05/12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Standard
05/14 - Seattle, WA - Nectar Lounge
05/15 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
05/17 - Denver, CO - Bar Standard
05/18 - Dallas, TX - Trees
05/19 - Brooklyn, NY - House of Yes
05/26 - Chicago, IL - Smart Bar
05/27 - Miami, FL - Electric Pickle

 

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

Animal Collective | 04/13/17

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

Middle Kids | 04/07/17

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

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

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

Middle Kids 2017 Tour Dates:

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

* with Sylvan Esso

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

(Sandy) Alex G | 04/07/17

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

A full North American tour has also been announced!

(Sandy) Alex G 2017 Tour Dates:

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

Rocket Tracklisting

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

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

 

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

Blood Orange | 03/24/17

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

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

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

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



 
 

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

Real Estate | 03/07/17

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

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

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

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

Real Estate tour dates

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

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

 

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

(Sandy) Alex G | 03/02/17

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

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

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

Stay tuned for more tour dates to be announced soon.

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

Rocket Tracklisting

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

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

Alex G photo by Tonje Thilesen.

 

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

Dirty Projectors | 02/21/17

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

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

Get Dirty Projectors physically here

Get Dirty Projectors Digitally here

 
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