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

Cass McCombs | 10/14/15

Image: Cass McCombs photo credit Pony Cassels

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pre-order via Dom Mart or iTunes.

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

 

Cass McCombs’ Tour Dates:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* with Kurt Vile

& with My Morning Jacket

A Folk Set Apart Tracklisting

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

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

Martin Courtney | 10/11/15

Image: Martin Courtney by Shawn Brackbill

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

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

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

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

 

 Martin Courtney Many Moons limitedLP

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

 

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

Martin Courtney CMJ flyer

Martin Courtney photo by Shawn Brackbill.

 

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

Alex G | 10/09/15

Image: Alex G Press Shot 2

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

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

 

Listen to ‘Kicker’ HERE.

Listen to ‘Salt’ HERE.

Watch the video for ‘Bug’ HERE.

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

ALEX G TOUR DATES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# w/ Title Fight

$ w/ Spencer Radcliffe

& w/ Girlpool

^ Eskimeaux

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

Order now via: Dom Mart / Bandcamp / iTunes

 

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

Beat Happening | 09/22/15

Image: Look Around

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Beat Happening Look Around 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

** Interview with Magnétophone fanzine #3, 2001

 

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

Alex G | 09/21/15

Image: Alex G Press Shot 2

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

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

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

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

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

Pre-order: Dom Mart / Bandcamp / iTunes 

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

Beach Music track listing

01. Intro

02. Bug

03. Thorns

04. Kicker

05. Salt

06. Look Out

07. Brite Boy

08. In Love

09. Walk

10. Mud

11. Ready

12. Station

13. Snot

ALEX G TOUR DATES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

! w/ Dr. Dog

# w/ Title Fight

$ w/ Spencer Radcliffe

& w/ Girlpool

^ Eskimeaux

 

GEORGIA SHARES VIDEO FOR ‘KOMBINE’; ANNOUNCES CMJ APPEARANCE

Georgia | 09/17/15

Image: Georgia Press shot 2

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

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

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

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

Sat 17 Oct - UK, Manchester,COLLUMS*

Sun 18 Oct - UK, Leeds, Beckett University*

Tues 20 Oct - UK, Nottingham, Rock City*

Wed 21 Oct - UK, Cambridge, Corn Exchange*

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

*with Hot Chip

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

 

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

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

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

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

Julia Holter | 09/09/15

Image: Julia Holter image - photo credite Tonje Thilesen

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

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

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

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

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

The album tracklisting is as follows:

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

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

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

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

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

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

12-Oct Bunk Bar  Portland, OR  USA

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

24-Oct Rough Trade  New York, NY  USA

27-Oct Ziegel Oh Lac  Zurich  SWISS

28-Oct Kammerspiele Theatre  Munich  GERMANY

29-Oct Brotfabrik  Frankfurt  GERMANY

30-Oct Uebel & Gefahrlich  Hamburg  GERMANY

01-Nov  Tavastia  Helsinki  FINLAND

02-Nov  Etablissemanget  Stockholm  SWEDEN

03-Nov  Parktheatret  Oslo  NORWAY       

04-Nov  Vega  Copenhagen  DENMARK     

05-Nov  Berghain  Berlin  GERMANY                  

07-Nov  November Music  Den Bosch  NETHERLANDS

09-Nov  Komedia  Brighton  UK

10-Nov  The Lantern @ Colston Hall  Bristol  UK

11-Nov  Glee Club  Birmingham  UK      

12-Nov  Islington Assembly Hall  London  UK

13-Nov  The Hug and Pint   Glasgow  UK

14-Nov  Brudenell Social Club  Leeds  UK

16-Nov  New Morning  Paris  FRANCE

17-Nov  AB Club  Brussels  BELGIUM

18-Nov  Biekorf  Brugge  BELGIUM

19-Nov  Le Guess Who? Festival  Utrecht  NETHERLANDS

24-Nov  Metro  Kyoto  JAPAN

25-Nov  Conpass  Osaka  JAPAN

26-Nov WWW Tokyo  JAPAN

28-Nov Clockenflap Festival  Hong Kong  HONG KONG

29-Nov Neon Lights Festival  Singapore  SINGAPORE

09-Dec Newtown Social Club  Sydney  AUSTRALIA

10-Dec  Blackbear Lodge  Brisbane  AUSTRALIA

11-Dec Howler  Melbourne  AUSTRALIA

12-Dec Meredith Music Festival   Victoria  AUSTRALIA

 

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

Villagers | 09/02/15

Image: Villagers press shot

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

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

 

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

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

Villagers tour dates: 

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

# with Paul Weller
* with John Grant

Villagers October US 2015 tour flyer

 

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

Martin Courtney | 09/01/15

Image: Martin Courtney photo by ShawnBrackbill

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Martin Courtney Many Moons limitedLP

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

 

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



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Martin Courtney photo by Shawn Brackbill

 

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE ANNOUNCE 'LIVE AT 9:30'

Animal Collective | 09/01/15

Image: AC live at 930

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Panda Bear | 08/19/15

Image: Crosswords EP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Alex G | 08/13/15

Image: Alex G press shot - photo credit Jeff Allen

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

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

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

More info - http://sandyalexg.com

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

Pre-order: Dom Mart / Bandcamp / iTunes

Beach Music track listing

01. Intro

02. Bug

03. Thorns

04. Kicker

05. Salt

06. Look Out

07. Brite Boy

08. In Love

09. Walk

10. Mud

11. Ready

12. Station

13. Snot

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fri Oct 16 || Rotterdam, Netherlands || V11 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# w/ Title Fight

$ w/ Spencer Radcliffe

& w/ Girlpool

^ Eskimeaux

 

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

FFS | 08/04/15

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

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

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



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

 

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

Georgia | 08/04/15

Image: Georgia Press shot 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Bob Moses | 08/03/15

Image: Bob Moses Too Much Is Never Enough shot

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

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

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

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

 

 

Bob Moses Live Dates:

August

01/08 - MoMA PS1 - New York, US

02/08 - Osheaga Festival - Montreal, Canada

13/08 - Sunkissed - Oslo, Norway

15/08 - Chill Out Festival - Turkey

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

* 20/08 - Lexington - London, UK *

22/08 - Hinterhof - Basel, Switzerland

26/08 - Musikaliska - Stockholm, Sweden

27/08 - Heart - Ibiza, Spain

23-27 August - Decibel Festival - Seattle, WA

September

30/09 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY

01/10 - U Street - Washington, DC

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

03/10 - Sinclair - Boston, MA

04/10 - The Fairmont - Montreal, CA

06/10 - CODA - Toronto, CA

08/10 - Double Door - Chicago, IL

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

10/10 - CRSSD - San Diego, CA

11/10 - Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO

14/10 - Imperial - Vancouver, CA

15/10 - Doug Fir - Portland, OR

17/10 - Treasure Island - San Francisco, CA

20/10 - Echo Plex - Los Angeles, CA

21/10 - Valley Bar - Phoenix, AZ

23/10 - Three Links - Dallas, TX

24/10 - Red 7 - Austin, TX

25/10 - Rudyards British Pub - Houston, TX

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

29/10 - Aisle 5 - Atlanta, GA

30/10 - Warehouse - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

31/10 - The Garrett - Miami, FL

November

01/11 - The Social - Orlando, FL

Tickets can be purchased HERE.

 

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

Matthew E. White | 07/21/15

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

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

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

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

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

 

Matthew E. White tour dates:

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

 

DUCKTAILS STREAM NEW ALBUM 'ST. CATHERINE'; TOURING NORTH AMERICA IN AUGUST + SEPTEMBER

Ducktails | 07/20/15

Image: Ducktails press photo by Rob Kulisek

Matt Mondanile’s Ducktails new album St. Catherine is out this Friday, July 24th, and ahead of its release, you can stream it here now. 

St. Catherine is the fifth full-length under his solo moniker, is a finely-honed collection of baroque pop songs that take the blissful, cascading melodic fretwork that Mondanile has made his signature with both Ducktails and his other band, Real Estate, and applies it to songs of considerable new emotional heft and dynamic range. Watch the videos for "Headbanging in the Mirror" and "Surreal Exposure" below.

St. Catherine shows a far more delicate, subtle, polished version of his bedroom pop” CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

“[Surreal Exposure] gently warms the ears like the sun on an early summer afternoon” SPIN [Singles Mix]

“[Surreal Exposure’s] catchy chorus will have you singing it until the rest of the album drops” THE FADER

“these punchy new songs [on St. Catherine] sound like the coalescing of Mondanile’s vision” STEREOGUM

Ducktails will perform a special record release show this Friday, July 24 at The Getty, before heading out on a summer headlining North American tour that begins later this month. Find all dates below.

St. Catherine will be available this Friday on CD, standard edition LP, and limited edition coloured vinyl LP, through the Domino Mart and digitally on iTunes here.

 

Ducktails tour dates:

07-24 Los Angeles, CA – The Getty Center  ^
07-31 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle ^
08-01 Cleveland, OH - Euclid Tavern ^
08-02 Bloomington, IN - The Bishop ^
08-03 Chicago, IL - Schuba's ^
08-04 Ferndale, MI - The Loving Touch ^
08-05 Toronto, Ontario – Garrison ^
08-06 Montreal, Quebec - Casa del Popolo  ^
08-07 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom ^
08-09 Boston, MA - Great Scott ^
08-26 Davis, CA – Sophia’s Thai Kitchen *
08-28 Seattle, WA – Barboza *
08-29 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club *
08-30 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios *
09-01 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel *
09-02 Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place *
09-04 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo *
09-06 San Diego, CA – The Casbah *

^ with Itasca
* with Regal Degal 

 

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

Julia Holter | 07/09/15

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

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

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

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

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

The album tracklisting is as follows:

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

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

27-Oct Ziegel Oh Lac Zurich SWISS

28-Oct Kammerspiele Theatre Munich GERMANY      

29-Oct Brotfabrik Frankfurt GERMANY      

30-Oct Uebel & Gefahrlich Hamburg GERMANY                              

01-Nov Tavastia Helsinki FINLAND        

02-Nov Etablissemanget Stockholm SWEDEN        

03-Nov Parktheatret Oslo NORWAY       

04-Nov Vega Copenhagen DENMARK      

05-Nov Berghain Berlin GERMANY                              

07-Nov November Music Den Bosch NETHERLANDS                                  

09-Nov Komedia Brighton UK      

10-Nov The Lantern @ Colston Hall Bristol UK      

11-Nov Glee Club Birmingham UK      

12-Nov Islington Assembly Hall London UK      

13-Nov The Hug and Pint Glasgow UK      

14-Nov Brudenell Social Club Leeds UK                              

16-Nov  New Morning Paris FRANCE          

17-Nov AB Club Brussels BELGIUM       

18-Nov Biekorf Brugge BELGIUM       

19-Nov Le Guess Who? Festival Utrecht NETHERLANDS           

 

WATCH DUCKTAILS "SURREAL EXPOSURE" VIDEO; NEW ALBUM 'ST. CATHERINE' OUT SOON

Ducktails | 07/07/15

Image: Ducktails Surreal Exposure video

Matt Mondanile’s Ducktails has released the video for new single, “Surreal Exposure,” from his forthcoming album St. Catherine out later this month on July 24. Watch the Richard Law-directed "Surreal Exposure" video below. It finds Mondanile and fellow musician Mac DeMarco spending a quality summer afternoon together by the beach in Far Rockaway, Queens, an apropos setting for the summery nature of Ducktails’ forthcoming album. 

The video follows the release of "Headbanging In The Mirror," the first track to be shared from the album; further affirms Mondanile’s melodic lilt is at its most honest and vibrant amongst the new material.

St. Catherine, his fifth full-length under his solo moniker, is a finely-honed collection of baroque pop songs that take the blissful, cascading melodic fretwork that Mondanile has made his signature with both Ducktails and his other band, Real Estate, and applies it to songs of considerable new emotional heft and dynamic range. 

Ducktails also recently announced a summer headlining North American tour that begins later this month. Find all dates below. 

Mondanile partially wrote and recorded St. Catherine in bedrooms and studios predominantly in east LA and Glendale, but venturing as far as Berlin and New York. When Mondanile finally settled back in LA at the start of 2015, it was Rob Schnapf, co-producer of Elliott Smith’s classic albums XO and Either/Or, that he turned to in order to help put the finishing touches to St. Catherine

St. Catherine will be available on July 24 on CD, standard edition LP, and limited edition coloured vinyl LP. Few copies remain of the limited edition coloured vinyl through the Domino Mart. Pre-order on iTunes and receive both "Headbanging in the Mirror" and "Surreal Exposure" instantly.

Ducktails tour dates:
07-24 Los Angeles, CA – The Getty Center  ^
07-31 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle ^
08-01 Cleveland, OH - Euclid Tavern ^
08-02 Bloomington, IN - The Bishop ^
08-03 Chicago, IL - Schubas ^
08-04 Ferndale, MI - The Loving Touch ^
08-05 Toronto, Ontario – Garrison ^
08-06 Montreal, Quebec - Casa del Popolo  ^
08-07 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom ^
08-09 Boston, MA - Great Scott ^
08-26 Davis, CA – Sophia’s Thai Kitchen *
08-28 Seattle, WA – Barboza *
08-29 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club *
08-30 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios *
09-01 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel *
09-02 Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place *
09-04 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo *
09-06 San Diego, CA – The Casbah * 

^ with Itasca
* with Regal Degal

 

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

Bob Moses | 06/25/15

Image: Bob Moses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


08/02 – Osheaga Festival – Montreal, QC


09/19- Symbiosis Festival- Oakdale, CA

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

09/24- Decibel- Seattle, WA

09/30- Bowery Ballroom- New York, NY

10/01- U Street- Washington, DC

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

10/03- Sinclair- Boston, MA

10/04- The Fairmont- Montreal, CA

10/06- CODA- Toronto, CA

10/08- Double Door- Chicago, IL

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

10/10- CRSSD- San Diego, CA

10/11- Larimer Lounge- Denver, CO

10/14- Imperial- Vancouver, CA

10/15- Doug Fir- Portland, OR

10/17- Treasure Island- San Francisco, CA

10/20- Echo Plex- Los Angeles, CA

10/21- Valley Bar- Phoenix, AZ

10/23- Three Links- Dallas, TX

10/24- Red 7- Austin, TX

10/25- Rudyards British Pub- Houston, TX

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

10/29- Aisle 5- Atlanta, GA

10/30- Warehouse- Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

10/31- The Garrett- Miami, FL

11/01- The Social- Orlando, FL

 

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

Panda Bear | 06/25/15

Image: Panda Bear by Tonje Thilesen

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Petite Noir | 06/23/15

Image: Petite Noir news

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

WATCH DAN DEACON'S 'MEME GENERATOR' VIDEO

Dan Deacon | 06/12/15

Image: Dan Deacon Meme Generator video thumbnail

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

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

Director Mirabile says in regards to the collaboration:

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

Watch the video for “Meme Generator” below

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

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

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

 

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

FFS | 06/08/15

Image: FFS Announce

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

LISTEN TO DUCKTAILS "SURREAL EXPOSURE"; FREE NYC SHOW

Ducktails | 06/08/15

Image: Ducktails press photo by Rob Kulisek

Matt Mondanile’s Ducktails has released the new single, “Surreal Exposure,” from forthcoming album St. Catherine out July 24. The tracks follows the release of "Headbanging In The Mirror," the first track to be shared from the album, further affirming Mondanile’s melodic lilt is at its most honest and vibrant amongst the new material. Listen to both tracks below.

St. Catherine, Mondanile's fifth full-length under his solo moniker, is a finely-honed collection of baroque pop songs that take the blissful, cascading melodic fretwork that Mondanile has made his signature with both Ducktails and his other band, Real Estate, and applies it to songs of considerable new emotional heft and dynamic range. 

In addition to having announced new North American tour dates in August and September, Ducktails will perform a special free show this Friday, June 12 at Elvis Guesthouse in New York previewing material from the new album. Find all dates below.

Mondanile partially wrote and recorded St. Catherine in bedrooms and studios predominantly in east LA and Glendale, but venturing as far as Berlin and New York. When Mondanile finally settled back in LA at the start of 2015, it was Rob Schnapf, co-producer of Elliott Smith’s classic albums XO and Either/Or, that he turned to in order to help put the finishing touches to St. Catherine

The Julia Holter-featuring “Church” and “Heaven’s Room,” see Mondanile flex his muscles as a composer and arranger, introducing complex, interlocking vocal harmonies, gorgeously sweeping string parts (provided by Chris Votek and Andrew Tholl) and a host of off-kilter electronic elements into his sonic palate – channelling the likes of Broadcast, and Stereolab but with a younger, wide-eyed sensibility. 

St. Catherine will be available on July 24 on CD, standard edition LP, and limited edition coloured vinyl LP. Few copies remain of the limited edition coloured vinyl through the Domino Mart. Pre-order on iTunes and receive both "Headbanging in the Mirror" and "Surreal Exposure" instantly.

Ducktails tour dates:
06-08 Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
06-12 New York, NY – Elvis Guesthouse
07-24 Los Angeles, CA – The Getty Center  ^
07-31 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle ^
08-01 Cleveland, OH - Euclid Tavern ^
08-02 Bloomington, IN - The Bishop ^
08-03 Chicago, IL - Schubas ^
08-04 Ferndale, MI - The Loving Touch ^
08-05 Toronto, Ontario – Garrison ^
08-06 Montreal, Quebec - Casa del Popolo  ^
08-07 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom ^
08-09 Boston, MA - Great Scott ^
08-26 Davis, CA – Sophia’s Thai Kitchen *
08-28 Seattle, WA – Barboza *
08-29 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club *
08-30 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios *
09-01 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel *
09-02 Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place *
09-04 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo *
09-06 San Diego, CA – The Casbah * 

^ with Itasca
* with Regal Degal

 

BOB MOSES RELEASE NEW SINGLE 'TALK'

Bob Moses | 06/03/15

Image: Bob Moses Talk Press Pic

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

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

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

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

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

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

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

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

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

08/02 – Osheaga Festival – Montreal, QC

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

 

GEORGIA ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM & 2 HEADLINE NYC SHOWS

Georgia | 06/03/15

Image: Georgia Press Shot credit Laura Coulson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Georgia tracklisting

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

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

Villagers | 06/01/15

Image: Everything I Am Villagers

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

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

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

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

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

* w/ Patrick Watson
$ w/ Calexico

 

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

The Bohicas | 05/27/15

Image: The Making Of

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘The Making Of’ tracklisting:

1. I Do It For Your Love                                                   

2. To Die For                                                                       

3. Only You                                                                          

4. Girlfriend                                                                        

5. The Making Of                                                              

6. Where You At                                                               

7. XXX                                                                                    

8. Swarm                                                                              

9. Red Raw                                                                          

10. Upside Down and Inside Out                               

11. Somehow You Know What I Mean    

                

iTunes Bonus Tracks / Bonus 7”

12. In The Mood                                                             

13. Rewind Replay    

 

The Bohicas Tour Dates                                                 

Wed 27 May – UK, Glasgow, King Tuts

Thurs 28 May– UK, Newcastle, Cluny

Sat 30 May – Spain, Primavera

Mon 1 June – UK, Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach

Tues 2June – UK, Bristol, Louisiana

Wed 3 June – UK, Southampton, Joiners

Thurs 4 June – UK, London, Oslo

Sat 6 June – UK, Birmingham, The Rainbow

Sun 7 June – UK, Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

Mon 8 June – Manchester, Soup Kitchen

Mon 13 July – France, Festival Musilac

Fri 17 July – UK, Truck Festival

Sat 18 July – Ireland, Longitude Festival

Sun 19 July – Belgium, Dour Festival

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

Fri 31 July – UK, Camp Bestival

Sat 1 August – UK, Kendal Calling

Sun 2 August – UK, Y Not Festival

Sat 22 August – Netherlands, Lowlands Festival

Sat 5 September – UK, Festival No. 6

Sun 6 September – Jersey Live Festival

 

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

Patrick Watson | 05/27/15

Image: Patrick Watson Love Songs For Robots

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

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

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

Love Songs for Robots continues to receive widespread critical acclaim:

“Expansive and intricate…”—NPR Music

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

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

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

“Watson has outdone himself.”—Paste

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

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

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

PATRICK WATSON TOUR DATES

05/27 Washington DC @ 9:30 Club &

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

05/30 Boston MA @ The Sinclair &

05/31 Providence RI @ Columbus Theatre

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

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

06/06 San Diego CA @ The Casbah !

07/05 Trois-Rivières QC @ FestiVoix *

07/11 Sherbrooke QC @ Théâtre Granada

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

07/23 Calgary AB @ Calgary Folk Festival

08/01 Montreal QC @ Osheaga Festival

08/20 Pully CH @ For Noise Festival

08/21 Biddinghuizen NL @ Lowlands Festival

08/22 Brecons Beacons UK @ Green Man

09/04 Vlieland NL @ Into de Great Wide Open

09/05 Vlieland NL @ Into de Great Wide Open

09/06 Maastricht NL @ Bruis Festival

09/24 Nashville TN @ Exit/In

09/25 Urbana IL @ Pygmallion Festival #

09/26 Cincinatti OH @ Mid Point Music Festival

09/28 Chicago IL @ Lincoln Hall

09/29 Minneapolis MN @ Varsity Theatre

09/30 Winnipeg MB @ Garrick Centre

10/02 Edmonton AB @ The Starlite

10/05 Vancouver BC @ Commodore Ballroom

10/06 Errington BC @ Errington War Memorial Hall

10/08 Seattle WA @ The Crocodile

10/09 Portland OR @ Doug Fir

10/11 San Francisco CA @ The Independent

10/13 Los Angeles CA @ Teragram Ballroom

11/14 Hamburg DE @ Knust

11/15 Cologne DE @ Luxor

11/16 Berlin DE @ Heimathafen

11/22 Lyon FR @ Epicerie Moderne

11/23 Strasbourg FR @ La Laiterie

11/26 Paris FR @ Casino de Paris

12/11 New York City NY @ Irving Plaza

12/11 Philadelphia PA @ Underground Arts

! w/ Villagers

& w/ The Low Anthem

* w/ Emilie & Ogden

^ w/ The Barr Brothers

# w/ Tune-Yards, Zola Jesus

 
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