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Animal Collective | 01/08/16

Image: Animal Collective FloriDada video thumbnail

Animal Collective has premiered the video for new single "FloriDada," from the forthcoming album Painting With, out February 19. The video was produced and directed by PFFR and can now be viewed below. The video will have its US television premiere tomorrow night, Saturday Jan 9, on Adult Swim during the Toonami block of programming.

A worldwide 2016 Animal Collective tour went on sale last month, with many shows selling out quickly, including two shows in both LA and NYC. Due to overwhelming demand, the band is announcing a second show in London at Shepherds Bush Empire as well moving their Manchester show to O2 Ritz. All shows listed below.

The band has shared a Spotify playlist highlighting songs from their 15 year career. Listen to it here or at the bottom.

Painting With will be available in standard CD, LP, and a limited deluxe edition format. The album in CD and LP formats will be available in three different covers, featuring each Animal Collective member – Avey Tare, Geologist, and Panda Bear - as painted by Brian DeGraw and displayed below. There are very few remaining deluxe edition copies remaining via the Animal Collective and Domino stores. All pre-orders from either store, including from iTunes, come with an instant download of "FloriDada."

Animal Collective tour dates:
02-19 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer * SOLD OUT
02-20 Portsmouth, NH - 3S Artspace * SOLD OUT
02-22 Boston, MA - Royale Boston * SOLD OUT
02-23 New York, NY - Irving Plaza * SOLD OUT
02-24 New York, NY - Irving Plaza * SOLD OUT
02-26 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall * SOLD OUT 
02-27 Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall * SOLD OUT
02-28 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue *
03-01 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre *
03-02 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot * 
03-04 Seattle, WA - Neptune *
03-05 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater *
03-07 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater *
03-08 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre * SOLD OUT
03-09 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre * SOLD OUT
03-11 to 03-13 Phoenix, AZ - McDowell Mountain Music Festival 
04-01 Brussels, BE - Botanique - Orangerie ^
04-02 The Hague, NL - Rewire Festival (Paard van Tronje)
04-04 Hamburg, DE - Uebel & Gefahrlich ^
04-05 Berlin, DE - Postbahnof ^
04-07 Milan, IT - C2C Festival (Magazzini Generali) ^
04-08 Stans, CH - Stanser Musiktage Festival (Kollegi) 
04-09 Paris, FR - La Cigale ^
04-11 London, UK - 02 Shepherd's Bush Empire ^ SOLD OUT
04-12 London, UK - 02 Shepherd's Bush Empire
04-13 Manchester, UK - 02 Ritz ^ 
04-28 Fayetteville, AR - George’s Majestic Lounge + SOLD OUT
04-29 to 05-01 Austin, TX - Levitation Festival
05-01 Tulsa, OK - Cains Ballroom  +
05-03 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant +
05-04 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre +
05-06 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works +
05-07 Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre +
05-08 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel  +
05-10 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club +
05-13 Wilmington, DE - Word Café Live at the Queen +
05-14 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom +

* with Ratking 
^ with GFOTY 
+ with Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

 

JULIA HOLTER SHARES SILHOUETTE VIDEO, EXPANDS HER NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Julia Holter | 01/04/16

Image: Julia Holter - Silhouette video still

 Following the release of her richly acclaimed new album Have You In My Wilderness, Julia Holter is sharing the video for the album’s latest single, Silhouette, directed by Rick Bahto. Watch the video now below.

Alongside the video, Holter has announced a string of additional North American and UK dates, taking her through February of 2016. See below for a full itinerary, tickets for all dates are on sale now.

Julia Holter 2016 tour dates:

01-28 San Diego, CA - Irenic
01-30 Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
01-31 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
02-02 Portland, OR - Holocene
02-03 Seattle, WA - Columbia City Theater
02-04 Vancouver, British Columbia - The Cobalt
02-08 Paris  France - New Morning
02-11 Southampton, England - Engine Rooms
02-12 Cardiff, England - From Now On Festival
02-15 London, England - Oval Space
02-16 Manchester, England - Gorilla
02-17 Dublin, Ireland - Button Factory
02-19 Glasgow, Scotland - SWG3 Studio Warehouse
02-20 Edinburgh, England - Summerhall Arts Venue
02-23 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
02-26 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s 
02-27 Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
02-28 Columbus, OH - Rumba Cafe
03-01 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
03-02 Chicago, IL - Constellation
03-04 Toronto, ON - The Great Hall
03-05 Laval, QC - La Maison Des Arts De Laval
03-06 Boston, MA - Great Scott 

Have You In My Wilderness is available on CD (WIGCD341), digital (WIG341D) and LP (WIGLP341). The album includes the singles ‘Feel You’ (watch the video HERE) and ‘Silhouette’ (watch the video HERE) as well as previously released tracks ‘Sea Calls Me Home’ (watch the video HERE) and ‘Betsy On The Roof’ (listen to the official audio HERE).

Buy 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
 

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE ANNOUNCE WORLD TOUR DATES

Animal Collective | 12/07/15

Image: Animal Collective announcement press shot

Animal Collective is pleased to announce an extensive worldwide tour in 2016, in support of their recently announced new album, Painting With, out February 19, 2016. For a full list of dates, see below. Tickets to all shows go on sale this Friday.  

The band’s new studio album, Painting With, was announced last week alongside a stream of the first single "FloriDada." Listen to it below. In addition, the band has shared a Spotify playlist highlighting songs from their 15 year career. Listen to it here or below

Animal Collective tour dates:
02-19 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
02-20 Portsmouth, NH - 3S Artspace *
02-22 Boston, MA - Royale Boston *
02-23 New York, NY - Irving Plaza *
02-26 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall *
02-27 Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall *
02-28 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue *
03-01 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre *
03-02 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot * 
03-04 Seattle, WA - Neptune *
03-05 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater *
03-07 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater *
03-08 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre *
03-11 to 03-13 Phoenix, AZ - McDowell Mountain Music Festival
04-01 Brussels, BE - Botanique - Orangerie ^
04-02 The Hague, NL - Rewire Festival (Paard van Tronje)
04-04 Hamburg, DE - Uebel & Gefahrlich ^
04-05 Berlin, DE - Postbahnof ^
04-07 Milan, IT - C2C Festival (Magazzini Generali) ^
04-08 Stans, CH - Stanser Musiktage Festival (Kollegi) 
04-09 Paris, FR - La Cigale ^
04-11 London, UK - 02 Shepard's Bush Empire ^
04-13 Manchester, UK - Manchester Academy ^
04-28 Fayetteville, AR - George’s Majestic Lounge +
04-29 to 05-01 Austin, TX - Levitation Festival
05-01 Tulsa, OK - Cains Ballroom  +
05-03 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant +
05-04 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre +
05-06 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works +
05-07 Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre +
05-08 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel  +
05-10 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club +
05-13 Wilmington, DE - Word Café Live at the Queen +
05-14 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom +

* with Ratking
^ with GFOTY
+ with Kaitlyn Smith

Animal Collective photo by Hisham Akira Bharoocha / Abby Portner and face & body painted by Matt Deifer.

 

MARTIN COURTNEY ANNOUNCES US TOUR

Martin Courtney | 12/07/15

Image: Martin Courtney by Shawn Brackbill

After capping off 2015 with a sold-out album release show at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, we're excited to announce additional tour dates from Martin Courtney, in support of his debut solo album Many Moons. The shows will feature his full band - Jarvis Taveniere of Woods, Matt Kallman of Real Estate, Doug Keith and Aaron Neveu - and will be the first time fans in cities beyond New York experience the album live. 

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

We're also happy to share two videos from Martin Courtney and his band. The first is a cover of Pavement’s "Major Leagues" recorded as part of a Sirius XMU session. Courtney and band recently recorded a live session for KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, watch a performance of "Airport Bar" below. Fast forward to 17 minutes into the stream to hear them cover Richard Hell's Time.

Speaking of radio, "Northern Highway" was recently featured in NPR Music's Heavy Rotation "10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing." Read more about it here. Special thanks to WFUV.

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

Martin Courtney tour dates:
01-18 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
01-19 San Diego, CA - The Casbah
01-20 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
02-02 Philadelphia, PA - Boot and Saddle
02-03 Washington, DC - DC9
02-04 Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
02-06 Madison, WI - University of Wisconsin Student Union
02-07 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
02-09 Chicago, IL - Schuba’s
02-11 Detroit, MI - Majestic Cafe
02-12 Ithaca, NY - The Haunt
02-13 Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right
02-14 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall

Martin Courtney photo by Shawn Brackbill. 

 

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

12/02/15

Image: Patrick Watson press shot

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

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

PATRICK WATSON TOUR DATES 

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

 

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

Animal Collective | 11/25/15

Image: Animal Collective Painting With press photo

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

 

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

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

 

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

11/24/15

Image: Pastelism Mikkeller Art

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

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

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

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

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

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

Purchase ‘Pastelism’ here.

Purchase ‘Black Hours’ here.

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

ON MIKKELLER:

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

MIKKELLER

Site: mikkeller.dk

FB: http://www.facebook.com/mikkeller

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikkellerbeer

Bars: http://mikkeller.dk/locations/

 

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

Porches | 11/19/15

Image: Porches - press shot photo credit Paley Fairman

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

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

Says Del Rio Ortiz of the clip:

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

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

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

Pre-order: Dom Mart / iTunes 

POOL TRACKLISTING

01. Underwater

02. Braid

03. Be Apart

04. Mood

05. Hour

06. Even The Shadow

07. Pool

08. Glow

09. Car

10. Shaver

11. Shape

12. Security

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

PORCHES TOUR DATES

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

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

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

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

Sun Mar 13 || Orlando, FL || Backbooth

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

Wed Mar 16 || Houston, TX || Walters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tues Apr 5 || Omaha, NE || Slowdown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Your Friend | 11/12/15

Image: Your Friend launch shot

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Preorder: Dom Mart / iTunes

GUMPTION TRACKLIST:

1. Heathering

2. Come Back From It

3. To Live With

4. Desired Things

5. Nothing Moved

6. Gumption

7. I Turned In

8. Who Will I Be In the Morning?

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

Your Friend Tour Dates

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

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

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

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

 

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

Martin Courtney | 11/02/15

Image: Martin Courtney by Shawn Brackbill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Martin Courtney tour flyer

Martin Courtney photo by Shawn Brackbill. 

 

BOB MOSES SHARE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR "TEARING ME UP"

Bob Moses | 10/30/15

Image: Bob moses press shot

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

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

Buy the track via iTunes HERE

Stream the track HERE.

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

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

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

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

31/10 - The Garrett- Miami, FL

20/11 – Lux, Lisbon

21/11 – Indigo, Istanbul

25/11 – IPSE, Berlin

26/11 – Village Underground, London

27/11 – Pratersauna, Austria

28/11 – Badaboum, Paris

2/12 – Paradiso Grote Zaal, Amsterdam

4/12 – AB, Brussels


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

 

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

Blood Orange | 10/26/15

Image: Blood Orange_Apollo Show Announce


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


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

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

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

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

Get tickets to the show HERE. 

 

JOB ALERT: MARKETING / PROJECT MANAGEMENT POSITION

10/22/15

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The Domino Recording Company is looking for a full time Marketing/Project Manager based in our Brooklyn, NY office. This position reports to the Director of Marketing. We are seeking an individual who has great interpersonal skills, is a self-starter and has the ability to work in an open and creative group environment. The position is responsible for the development and oversight of marketing and promotional campaigns for our roster of artists as well as maintaining the front line relationship with the artists and their management. The position requires strong organizational and communication skills; the ability to work under pressure; strong musical knowledge, particularly of Domino's roster and an awareness of the ever-changing music marketplace. At least four years of professional experience in the music business is required and previous applicable project management experience is preferred.  The exact title and salary will be commensurate with experience.

Duties include:

  • ·         Develop and execute distinctive marketing campaigns that include oversight of sales, radio, promotion, advertising, publicity, licensing and touring.
  • ·         Act as the day-to-day point person for a dedicated roster of artists. 
  • ·         Maintain artist and management relationships via constant communication.
  • ·         Prepare and maintain project budgets.
  • ·         Coordinate the delivery of album masters, artwork, and packaging.  
  • ·         Work closely with label staff both domestically and internationally in the development and execution of marketing plans. 
  • ·         Assist in the delivery of creative assets such as commissioning of music videos, EPKs, photos, biographies, and promotional materials. 
  • ·         Work with the publicity department to plan and coordinate artist's schedules and promotional activities.
  • ·         Develop and maintain industry relationships with booking agents, promoters, publicists, and marketing companies. 

Requirements:

  • ·         Minimum of four years’ experience in the music industry or related field 
  • ·         Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred
  • ·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • ·         Attention to detail
  • ·         Proficiency in MS Office
  • ·         Ability to multitask

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

Please send your resumés to the attention of Monique Adderly: monique@dominorecordco.com 

 

DAN DEACON TO TOUR WITH MILEY CYRUS + HER DEAD PETZ

Dan Deacon | 10/15/15

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

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

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



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

* with Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz

 

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

Cass McCombs | 10/14/15

Image: Cass McCombs photo credit Pony Cassels

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pre-order via Dom Mart or iTunes.

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

 

Cass McCombs’ Tour Dates:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* with Kurt Vile

& with My Morning Jacket

A Folk Set Apart Tracklisting

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

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

Martin Courtney | 10/11/15

Image: Martin Courtney by Shawn Brackbill

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

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

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

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

 

 Martin Courtney Many Moons limitedLP

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

 

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

Martin Courtney CMJ flyer

Martin Courtney photo by Shawn Brackbill.

 

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

Alex G | 10/09/15

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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

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“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 | 09/10/15

Image: Julia Holter image - photo credite Tonje Thilesen

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

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

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

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

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

The album tracklisting is as follows:

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

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

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

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

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

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

12-Oct Bunk Bar  Portland, OR  USA

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

24-Oct Rough Trade  New York, NY  USA

27-Oct Ziegel Oh Lac  Zurich  SWISS

28-Oct Kammerspiele Theatre  Munich  GERMANY

29-Oct Brotfabrik  Frankfurt  GERMANY

30-Oct Uebel & Gefahrlich  Hamburg  GERMANY

01-Nov  Tavastia  Helsinki  FINLAND

02-Nov  Etablissemanget  Stockholm  SWEDEN

03-Nov  Parktheatret  Oslo  NORWAY       

04-Nov  Vega  Copenhagen  DENMARK     

05-Nov  Berghain  Berlin  GERMANY                  

07-Nov  November Music  Den Bosch  NETHERLANDS

09-Nov  Komedia  Brighton  UK

10-Nov  The Lantern @ Colston Hall  Bristol  UK

11-Nov  Glee Club  Birmingham  UK      

12-Nov  Islington Assembly Hall  London  UK

13-Nov  The Hug and Pint   Glasgow  UK

14-Nov  Brudenell Social Club  Leeds  UK

16-Nov  New Morning  Paris  FRANCE

17-Nov  AB Club  Brussels  BELGIUM

18-Nov  Biekorf  Brugge  BELGIUM

19-Nov  Le Guess Who? Festival  Utrecht  NETHERLANDS

24-Nov  Metro  Kyoto  JAPAN

25-Nov  Conpass  Osaka  JAPAN

26-Nov WWW Tokyo  JAPAN

28-Nov Clockenflap Festival  Hong Kong  HONG KONG

29-Nov Neon Lights Festival  Singapore  SINGAPORE

09-Dec Newtown Social Club  Sydney  AUSTRALIA

10-Dec  Blackbear Lodge  Brisbane  AUSTRALIA

11-Dec Howler  Melbourne  AUSTRALIA

12-Dec Meredith Music Festival   Victoria  AUSTRALIA

 

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

Villagers | 09/02/15

Image: Villagers press shot

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

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

 

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

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

Villagers tour dates: 

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

# with Paul Weller
* with John Grant

Villagers October US 2015 tour flyer

 

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

Martin Courtney | 09/01/15

Image: Martin Courtney photo by ShawnBrackbill

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Martin Courtney Many Moons limitedLP

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

 

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



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Martin Courtney photo by Shawn Brackbill

 

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE ANNOUNCE 'LIVE AT 9:30'

Animal Collective | 09/01/15

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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.”

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[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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Bob Moses | 08/03/15

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

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

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

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

 

 

Bob Moses Live Dates:

August

01/08 - MoMA PS1 - New York, US

02/08 - Osheaga Festival - Montreal, Canada

13/08 - Sunkissed - Oslo, Norway

15/08 - Chill Out Festival - Turkey

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

* 20/08 - Lexington - London, UK *

22/08 - Hinterhof - Basel, Switzerland

26/08 - Musikaliska - Stockholm, Sweden

27/08 - Heart - Ibiza, Spain

23-27 August - Decibel Festival - Seattle, WA

September

30/09 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY

01/10 - U Street - Washington, DC

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

03/10 - Sinclair - Boston, MA

04/10 - The Fairmont - Montreal, CA

06/10 - CODA - Toronto, CA

08/10 - Double Door - Chicago, IL

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

10/10 - CRSSD - San Diego, CA

11/10 - Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO

14/10 - Imperial - Vancouver, CA

15/10 - Doug Fir - Portland, OR

17/10 - Treasure Island - San Francisco, CA

20/10 - Echo Plex - Los Angeles, CA

21/10 - Valley Bar - Phoenix, AZ

23/10 - Three Links - Dallas, TX

24/10 - Red 7 - Austin, TX

25/10 - Rudyards British Pub - Houston, TX

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

29/10 - Aisle 5 - Atlanta, GA

30/10 - Warehouse - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

31/10 - The Garrett - Miami, FL

November

01/11 - The Social - Orlando, FL

Tickets can be purchased HERE.

 

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

Matthew E. White | 07/21/15

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

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

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

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

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

 

Matthew E. White tour dates:

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

 
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