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AVEY TARE'S SLASHER FLICKS' DEBUT ALBUM 'ENTER THE SLASHER HOUSE,' LISTEN TO 'LITTLE FANG'

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks | 02/09/14

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Domino is proud to announce the debut album, ‘Enter The Slasher House’, from Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, released on April 7th 2014, (April 8th in the US).  Listen to ‘Little Fang’, the first single released on the same day, HERE

Slasher Flicks by name alone is not what it appears to be. Scrambled horror film soundtracks? Not even remotely. A bunch of East Coasters making their quintessential LA album? No, more like escape from LA, say guitar-wielding lead singer Avey Tare (of Animal Collective), keyboard player and singer Angel Deradoorian (of Dirty Projectors, Deradoorian), and drummer Jeremy Hyman (of Ponytail, Dan Deacon). If LA is an environment to get lost in, as they claim, this group sewing roots in SoCal have become lost in the best way: relocating and reinventing sounds they’re already skilled in making, sounds that as Avey Tare says, are not only regionally unrestricted but that “come from a place that’s not human.”

Having composed the bones of these eight songs on acoustic guitar, Avey Tare invited Deradoorian to create melodic lines to flesh them out. Then, enter Hyman, whose backgrounds in painting and music proved his rare combo of flexibility and acuity, “free but structured”. Uniquely its own “jazz power trio,” Slasher Flicks produced and recorded the songs live at the Lair studio using only minimal overdubs; the live sound being key to Slasher Flicks’ spooky dynamism.  

While their sound is monstrous and there are nightmarish moments peppering the lyrics and melodies, Little Fang’s clean guitars, soft everything and special smoke called "PYT" blown into the tape machine shows off spirits conjured from sweeter worlds. 

 

The band will head out on a North American tour following the album’s release. All US dates are below and a special ticket and album bundle is available to purchase now from the band's site, which also contains live performance footage. Pre-order ‘Enter the Slasher House’ on CD, double heavyweight LP from the band's store or Domino Mart and digitally from iTunes and get an instant mp3 download of ‘Little Fang.’

Enter the Slasher House tracklisting:

 1. A Sender
2. Duplex Trip
3. Blind Babe
4. Little Fang
5. Catchy (Was Contagious)
6. That It Won't Grow
7. The Outlaw
8. Roses On The Window
9. Modern Days E
10. Strange Colores
11. Your Card

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks photo by Atiba Jefferson 

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks dates:

04-14 Denver, Co – Larimer Lounge
04-16 Minneapolis, MN  - Triple Rock Social Club*
04-17 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre *
04-18 Ann Arbor, MI – The Blind Pig *
04-19 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace *
04-21 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom *
04-22 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall *
04-24 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny’s Brenda *
04-25 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall *
04-26 Asheville, NC – Moogfest (Orange Peel)
04-28 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups *
04-30 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Purgatory Stage) *
05-02 New Orleans, LA – Parish at House of Blues *
05-03 Austin, TX – Austin Psych Fest

 * w/ Dustin Wong

 

VILLAGERS - TO WHO IT MAY CONCERN...

Villagers | 02/07/14

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To Whom It May Concern

In The Advent Of The 2014 Olympics In Sochi, Please Find Enclosed A Song Written For You, Your Mother, Your Father & Your Gay Brothers & Sisters In Russia. New Single, ‘Occupy Your Mind’, produced by James Ford. Watch the accompanying video below.

 

'IN CONFLICT,' THE NEW ALBUM FROM OWEN PALLETT; NEW TOUR DATES

Owen Pallett | 02/06/14

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We are pleased to announce the new album from Owen Pallett, In Conflict, on May 13th on Domino (and our friends Secret City in Canada9. In Conflict was written and produced by Pallett, recorded with the core rhythm section of Robbie Gordon and Matt Smith, and features contributions from Brian Eno and The Czech FILMharmonic Orchestra, amongst others.  Watch the illuminating album trailer below.

In Conflict is full of love songs - more specifically, songs about liminal states and our loved ones locked in battle with them.  “The record is meant to approach ‘insanity’ in a positive way,” Owen says - emphasis on the ironizing scare quotes around singular notions of insanity.  “Depression, addiction, gender trouble, and the creative state are presented as positive, loveable, empathetic ways of being.  Not preferable, per se, but all as equal, valid positions that we experience, which make us human.”

Pallett was recently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score, alongside Arcade Fire, for their work on Spike Jonze’s Her.  While Pallett has served as a versatile collaborator to many projects in both pop and art establishments— the list is far too long to recite here, but you know where to look— he is equally beloved for his accessibility; for the way his art reflects & resonates with Mainstream Pop Culture; for the emotionally cathartic outlet his music provides.

In Conflict will be available on CD, digital, standard edition LP and limited edition double LP (with three bonus tracks) through Domino Mart and iTunes.  

Conflit #2

In Conflict tracklisting:

1. I Am Not Afraid                                               
2. In Conflict
3. On A Path
4. Song For Five & Six
5. The Secret Seven
6. Chorale
7. The Passions
8. The Sky Behind The Flag
9. --->  (1)
10. The Riverbed
11. Infernal Fantasy
12. Soldiers Rock
13. ---> (2)                 

Owen Pallett will be touring with his band throughout May. All dates below.

Dates are as follows:

05-13 Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands 
05-14 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
05-15 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
05-17 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
05-21 London, UK - Oval Space
05-23 Paris, FR - La Maroquinerie
05-25 Berlin, DE - Volksbhune
05-27 Lisbon, PT - Lux

 

JOB ALERT: CONTROLLER – FINANCE AND OPERATIONS

01/30/14

Domino is seeking a new financial person in the US at this time.  

If you are interested in such an opportunity, read on!

JOB DESCRIPTION:   Controller -- Finance And Operations

Working in our Brooklyn office and reporting directly to the group’s UK Finance Director, this role will support the creative teams, taking full responsibility for all commercial and financial related matters.  Working closely with the General Managers of the Recording and Publishing companies, you will be assisting with the delivery of the Company’s financial and operational objectives.

We envisage the successful applicant will be a hands-on financial/accounting/operations professional with very strong communication skills, able to build good working relationships in a very creative environment.

Key responsibilities:

  • Providing financial and commercial support to the senior managers of the US group, ensuring the delivery of the Company’s objectives;

  • Direct and coordinate accounting operations including accounts payable, general ledger, accounts receivable, collections, tax compliance, banking and cash management;

  • Define and complete the businesses short and long term financial budgets and forecasts alongside each General Manager. Monitor and analyse performance against these targets, providing feedback and ensuring appropriate actions are taken;

  • Ensure that all reporting requirements, internal and external are complied with at all times to a high level of accuracy;

  • Ensure the collection of debts remains up to date and provide assistance in recovering problem accounts;

  • Provide support and train the creative teams in evaluating opportunities from a financial perspective taking into account profitability;

  • Provide support to the group’s senior management team on any other tasks as required from time to time.  

The main focus of the role will include:

  • Annual budgeting for the US group;

  • Business and financial planning and forecasting;

  • Management reporting – Quarterly & Annually;

  • Meeting the businesses statutory reporting requirements;

  • KPI analysis, sales projections;

  • General accounting duties – overseeing the credit control function;

  • Ad hoc project.

Who we are looking for

Ideally the successful applicant will have the following skill set:

  • Extensive financial experience, able to demonstrate increasing responsibility within a medium sized organisation;

  • Experience within the music business preferred;

  • Strong analytical background;

  • Strong attention to detail;

  • Very strong interpersonal skills. An ability to communicate at senior management level;

  • Advanced Excel skills, including the use of pivot and lookup tables.

Potential candidates should submit a resumé that summarizes employment and education history, as well as references.  Domino is an equal opportunity employer and provides health insurance benefits for its full-time employees.  This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who has great interpersonal skills, is a self-starter, and has an ability to work in an open and creative environment.

Interested parties may submit a resumé to: controller@dominorecordco.com

 

MALACHAI ANNOUNCE 'BEYOND UGLY,' LISTEN TO 'I DESERVE TO NO'

Malachai | 01/27/14

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We're proud to announce proud to present the third album from the Bristol duo of Malachai, entitled Beyond Ugly and to be released on April 1.

Beyond Ugly is the last panel in the band's Ugly triptych and that it was completed at all came as a shock to all concerned, least of all the group. After the conclusion of the campaign for their second album, Return To The Ugly Sidemembers Gee Ealey and Scott Hendy drifted apart with no definitive plans to take up arms together. It was a chance meeting in Bristol that drew the two back into one another's orbit and to the realization that there was some unfinished monkey business. The duo re-engaged slowly and Beyond Ugly began to take shape. 

And what a fine shape it is... Beyond Ugly recaptures the sonic stew of debut album, The Ugly Side Of Love, a potent of brew of post-summer of love and some good ol’ Bristol-fashion psychedelic comedown. However, there’s a healthy dose of renewed restlessness and anger emanating from Ealey that permeates the album thanks to some spirited vocal performances, from the anthemic and vengeful soliloquy of “Sweet Flower” to the civilly disobedient “I Deserve To No.”  Watch the video for 'I Deserve To No' below.

Of course, Malachai isn’t a one-man show. As Rakim had Eric B... Hendy, the duo’s musical director, has truly outdone his past efforts and provides a sturdy musical platform from which Rev. Ealey delivers his sermons, whether the occasion calls for an exotic sturm-und-clang (“I Deserve To No”) or a genteel soft-shoe waltz (“Hear It Comes”). 

Malachai have always enjoyed // suffered the curse of being a “musician’s band.” Geoff Barrow of Portishead originally released The Ugly Side Of Love on his Invada imprint before Domino swooped in and there was no bigger proselytizer of Malachai’s prowess than Sergio Pizzorno of Kasabian. Both take their support a step further with guest appearances on “Dragons Ball” and “The Love” respectively. Additionally, “Segs” Jennings, bassist from punk legends The Ruts joins the fray on “Sweet Flower.” 

The album concludes with a montage of hallucinations from across the band’s discography before what can be best described as the ominous twilight tranquility of “End.” Is this really where the Malachai story ends? As shown by the creative triumph of Beyond Ugly, sometimes it’s best not to plan at all and just let it happen. We’ll do our best to let you know when it does.

Beyond Ugly will be released on CD, LP and digitally and is available to pre-order now through the Domino Mart.  

Beyond Ugly Tracklisting:

1. Sweet Flower
2. Don’t Try This At Home
3. Dragons Ball
4. Holes
5. Hear It Comes
6. I Deserve To No
7. White Nuthin’ Sky
8. The Love
9. Army
10. Dark Before The Dawn
11. End
12. Down To Earth

 

CASS MCCOMBS 'UNEARTHED' VIDEO, NEW US DATES

Cass McCombs | 01/21/14

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Following the release of the 'Brighter feat. Karen Black' video, we're honored to share a new video directed by Eric Fensler for Big Wheel and Others' track 'Unearthed.' Watch the video below. The two previously collaborated on the video for Catacombs' 'You Saved My Life.

We don't want to over explain it, but simply put, a viewer's patience is rewarded with a minimalist storytelling jewel. Fensler explains:

"The story of the video is simply up to the viewer to discover and interpret.  The visual accompaniment to the song wasn't made to be explained in a press release, sorry.  Lets all have a little mystery for once.  I suggest simply putting on some headphones on or go home and go full screen on that totally kick-ass home theater system you have and relax for three minutes to a cogitative music video. Hopefully it will make you stop and think for a moment."

Cass McCombs and his band  featuring Jon Shaw (bass), Daniel Iead (guitar), Daniel Allaire (drums) are currently on tour in Europe and soon to be in Australia and have now announced new US dates in April. Find all the dates below the video.

Cass McCombs tour dates:
01-21 Cadiz, ES - Edificio
01-23 Barcelona, ES - La Sala (2) Apolo
01-24 Bordeaux, FR - Bordeaux Rocks        
01-25 Rouen, FR - Le 106  
01-26 Paris, FR - MoFo Festival @ Mains D'Ouevres
01-30 Melbourne, AU - Northcote Social Club
01-31 Brisbane RNA, AU - Laneway
02-01 Melbourne, AU - Laneway
02-02 Sydney, AU - Laneway
02-06 Sydney, AU - Oxford Art Factory
02-07 Adelaide, AU - Laneway
02-08 Fremantle, AU - Laneway
04-03 Austin, TX - Stubb's *
04-04 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater *
04-05 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's *
07-17-20 Southwold, Suffolk, UK - Latitude Festival

*w/ White Denim

 

AUSTRA 'HURT ME NOW' VIDEO; PLAYING AT COACHELLA 2014

Austra | 01/17/14

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Austra have shared a video for the track "Hurt Me Now", the fourth video to be taken from their second album, Olympia out now. Watch it below.

Katie Stelmanis from Austra said of the “Hurt Me Now” video directed by M Blash
"Working with M Blash is a rare experience. I like to give him a song and let him do whatever he wants cause when his mindflow is undisturbed the results are psychedelic and matchless." 

Austra and M Blash previously collaborated on the “Lose It” video from the Toronto-based group’s 2011 debut album Feel It Break. In addition to a series of Australian dates next month, the band will be playing at Coachella 2014. All dates are below and more will be announced soon. 

Watch the videos for previous Olympia singles “Home,” “Painful Like” and “Forgive Me.”

Austra tour dates:
02-13 Adelaide, AU - Adelaide Uni Bar
02-14 Sydney, AU - The Standard
02-15 Melbourne, AU - The Corner Hotel
02-17 Perth, AU - Perth International Arts Festival
04-11 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
04-18 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

 

REAL ESTATE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'ATLAS,' LISTEN TO 'TALKING BACKWARDS'

Real Estate | 01/14/14

Image: Real Estate by Shawn Brackbill

We're happy to announce news of the forthcoming Real Estate album, Atlas out March 4.

Recorded over the summer and fall of 2013 with producer Tom Schick (Rufus Wainwright, Mavis Staples, Low), the ten-song album will be preceded by the release of the single "Talking Backwards," which you listen to below or via the band's website.

To commence the follow-up to their sophomore breakout, Days, founding members Martin Courtney (guitar/vocals), Matt Mondanile (guitar) and Alex Bleeker (bass/vocals) were joined by new full-time members Jackson Pollis (drums) and Matt Kallman (keyboard) and producer Schick in Chicago this past summer at Wilco's Chicago studio, The Loft.

The cover art of 'Atlas' features a detail taken from Alexander's Mural, an iconic North Jersey landmark created by artist Stefan Knapp that once hung on the side of Alexander's department store for over twenty years, not far from the band's hometown of Ridgewood, NJ.

Atlas is available to pre-order now on CD, standard and deluxe LP through Domino Mart and digitally via iTunes. All pre-orders will receive an instant mp3 download of "Talking Backwards." A Domino mart exclusive deluxe LP limited to 1000 features the album on heavyweight 180g maroon vinyl and a bonus 7" with two exclusive non-album songs.

Real Estate will launch their headlining North American tour on February 28 as part of the Noise Pop Festival and culminating in their biggest headline date in New York at Webster Hall on April 5.
 
02-17 Paris, FR - Point Ephemere [BUY TICKETS]
02-19 London, UK - Bush Hall [BUY TICKETS]
02-22 Amsterdam, NL - Pardiso [BUY TICKETS]
02-28 San Francisco, CA - The Independent (Noise Pop Festival) [BUY TICKETS]
03-01 San Francisco, CA - The Independent (Noise Pop Festival) [BUY TICKETS]
03-03 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom [BUY TICKETS]
03-04 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre [BUY TICKETS]
03-06 Seattle, WA - Neumos [BUY TICKETS]
03-08 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge  [BUY TICKETS]
03-09 Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre [BUY TICKETS]
03-11 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre [BUY TICKETS]
03-19 Boston, MA - The Sinclair [BUY TICKETS]
03-20 Boston, MA - The Sinclair [BUY TICKETS]
03-21 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground [BUY TICKETS]
03-22 Montreal, QC - Il Motore [BUY TICKETS]
03-23 Toronto, ON -  Opera House [BUY TICKETS]
03-25 Madison, WI- Majestic Theatre [BUY TICKETS]
03-26 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line [BUY TICKETS]
03-27 Chicago, IL - Metro [BUY TICKETS]
03-28 St Louis, MO - Firebird [BUY TICKETS]
03-29 Nashville, TN  - Exit/In [BUY TICKETS]
03-31 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West [BUY TICKETS]
03-01 Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater [BUY TICKETS]
04-02 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club [BUY TICKETS]
04-03 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer [BUY TICKETS]
04-05 New York, NY - Webster Hall [BUY TICKETS]

Atlas tracklisting:
01.  Had to Hear
02.  Past Lives
03.  Talking Backwards
04.  April's Song
05.  The Bend
06.  Crime
07.  Primitive
08.  How Might I Live
09.  Horizon
10.  Navigator

Real Estate band photo by Shawn Brackbill

 

WATCH CASS MCCOMBS 'BRIGHTER FEAT. KAREN BLACK' VIDEO

Cass McCombs | 01/13/14

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Cass McCombs "Brighter!" featuring a tour-de-force vocal performance by the late Karen Black, is one of the highlights from McCombs's latest album, Big Wheel And Others, and the video directed by the iconic actress and singer's surviving husband, director Stephen Eckelberry, is a moving tribute to her unique legacy.  Eckelberry explains:

"Cass McCombs emailed me in late November 2013 and asked if I would create a music video for 'Brighter!' - the song he recorded with Karen in December 2012 - using classic clips from her movies.  It struck me as an opportunity to explore a theme that interests me - the relationship of film and memory. We watch a movie and the images from that movie become part of our memory stream.  

My own memories of Karen are intertwined with memories of her in films - it gets messier for me since I directed several movies she was in - which memory is stronger; Karen during the making the film or what ended up on screen?  An image came to me: Cass himself becoming a screen for the projection of images of Karen - as if his memories of her were playing themselves out over his body.  

I found a clip I had shot with my iPhone when Cass was over at our house rehearsing the song with Karen, and I combined that with clips of her movies, some iconic, some more obscure, and I weaved in footage of fire, sparks, burning . . .   The song does seem to deal with hell, or is it the hell of fame?" 

Black, who passed away on August 8th, 2013 after battling ampullary cancer, had a long and storied career filled with accolades, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in Five Easy Pieces and a Grammy nomination for her contributions to the soundtrack for the Robert Altman-directed Nashville.  "Brighter!" was the second collaboration between McCombs and Black, the first being her hauntingly memorable contributions to "Dreams-Come-True-Girl," a track on McCombs's 2009 album, Catacombs.

Watch both videos below.

Cass McCombs and his band featuring Jon Shaw (bass), Daniel Iead (guitar), Daniel Allaire (drums) is currently on tour in Europe. Find all dates here:

01-13 London, UK - Queen Elizabeth Hall
01-16 Lisbon, PT - Teatro Maria Matos
01-17 Aveiro City, PT - Teatro Aveirense
01-18 VN Famalicao, PT - Casa de Artes
01-19 Santiago, ES - Salon Teatro de Santiago
01-20 Madrid, ES - El Sol
01-21 Cadiz, ES - Edificio
01-23 Barcelona, ES - La Sala (2) Apolo
01-24 Bordeaux, FR - Bordeaux Rocks        
01-25 Rouen, FR - Le 106  
01-26 Paris, FR - MoFo Festival @ Mains D'Ouevres
01-30 Melbourne, AU - Northcote Social Club
01-31 Brisbane RNA, AU - Laneway
02-01 Melbourne, AU - Laneway
02-02 Sydney, AU - Laneway
02-06 Sydney, AU - Oxford Art Factory
02-07 Adelaide, AU - Laneway
02-08 Fremantle, AU - Laneway
07-17-20 Southwold, Suffolk, UK - Latitude Festival

 

WILD BEASTS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'PRESENT TENSE,' WATCH 'WANDERLUST' VIDEO

Wild Beasts | 01/07/14

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We're proud to announce Present Tense, the fourth album from Wild Beasts out February 25th, 2014 and the followup to 2011’s critically acclaimed Smother. Present Tense takes cues from the most intense and effervescent of 1980s and 1990s electronic sound but rethinking and retooling these elements with exquisite detail for the 21st century.

Longer in creation than any of its predecessors, Hayden Thorpe (vocals, guitar, keys, bass), Tom Fleming (vocals, guitar, bass, keys), Chris Thorpe (drums) and Ben Little (guitar, keys) took almost a full year away from touring to conceive and construct the eleven tracks of Present Tense. Written in London and recorded at Konk Studios in London and at The Distillery in Bath, the band worked in close collaboration with co-producers Lexxx and Brian Eno protégé Leo Abrahams to create a record of astounding intricacy, coherence and emotional resonance.

Considered to be one of contemporary Britain's most innovative and vital bands, Present Tense sees the group's ever-restless collective muse lead them to remarkable new heights - boldly embracing new production techniques and songwriting forms while retaining the thrilling idiosyncrasies that have made them so beloved over the course of three beguiling and beautiful albums to date.

Watch the video for album opener 'Wanderlust' directed by Barcelona-based collective NYSU below.

Pre-order the CD, standard or deluxe vinyl of Present Tense from the Domino Mart and receive an instant mp3 download of 'Wanderlust.' The deluxe vinyl contains a bonus 12" featuring remixes of Wanderlust from the Field and Factory Floor. The remixes along with an instant mp3 download of 'Wanderlust' are available digitally to pre-order now with the album on iTunes.

The band will be playing select dates in New York, Los Angeles, and Mexico City following the release of Present Tense. Tickets are on sale now.

02-18 Paris, FR - Nouveau Casino
03-04 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall Of Williamsburg [BUY TICKETS]
03-06 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour [BUY TICKETS]
03-08 Mexico City, MX - El Plaza Condesa
03-26 Manchester, UK - Albert Hall
03-27 Glasgow, UK - Arches
03-29 Dublin, IE - Olympia
03-30 Bristol, UK - Academy 1
03-31 Cambridge, UK - Corn Exchange
04-01 London, UK - Brixton Academy
04-03 Amsterdam, NL - Melkweg
04-04 Rotterdam, NL - Motel Mozaique Festival
04-05 Cologne, DE - Gebaude
04-06 Berline, DE - Lido
04-07 Hamburg, DE - Knust
04-09 Munich, DE - Strom
04-10 Milan, IT - Elita Festival @ Teatro Franco Parenti
04-11 Lyon, FR - Marche-Gare
04-12 Zurich, CH - Plaza Club
04-13 Lille, FR - Aeronef
04-15 Brussels, BE - Orangerie 

 

ANNOUNCING THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY RE-ISSUE OF AZTEC CAMERA'S "HIGH LAND, HARD RAIN"

Aztec Camera | 12/18/13

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Domino are very honored to announce the North American release of the 30th anniversary edition of Aztec Camera’s classic debut album, High Land, Hard Rain.

With the original album remastered from the analog tapes (i’ve heard the test pressings and it does laps around the original pressing) and the CD package full of all sorts of super rare nuggets (many not available before digitally), this deluxe re-issue does not disappoint.  This announcement comes in the wake of three sold-out command performances by Frame in the UK to commemorate the 30th anniversary by playing the album in its entirety (complimented by additional material from his repertoire) to universal acclaim.   

Contemporary with fellow Glaswegians Orange Juice, Aztec Camera made their debut on vinyl with the release of the “Just Like Gold” single on the seminal Postcard label when Frame was only 16 years old.  Another single followed on Postcard with “Mattress Of Wire” before the band made their move to the more firmly established Rough Trade label to record their debut album, High Land, Hard Rain (released in North America on Sire Records). 

The album opens with the exuberant pop of “Oblivious,” one of the enduring songs of its decade, which very nearly became Rough Trade’s first UK Top 40 hit in the early days of 1983 (Fear not, the song’s re-issue on WEA later that year would drive it into the Top 20 eventually).  Follow-up single “Walk Out To Winter” is yet another tour-de-force of pop songwriting, as well as showcasing Frame’s prodigious talents as a guitarist.  Frame re-visited the Postcard b-side “We Could Send Letters” to end side one.  A sweeping dramatic masterpiece of heartache and yearning, it is easily one of his most beloved compostions to this day.

In his new liner notes for this edition, Rolling Stone’s David Fricke calls High Land, Hard Rain “ten songs of anxious yearning, romantic urgency, big hurt and hard-won learning, distilled into compact dramas of buckskin-folk jangle and skewed-pop elegance.”  We call it the one of the greatest debut albums in the history of rock ‘n’ roll.  That it was written and conceived by the group’s EIGHTEEN YEAR OLD mastermind, well that just defies all logic and sense of fair play.

CD 1/LP

  • Oblivious
  • The Boy Wonders
  • Walk Out to Winter
  • The Bugle Sounds Again
  • We Could Send Letters
  • Pillar to Post
  • Release
  • Lost Outside the Tunnel
  • Back on Board
  • Down the Dip

CD 2/LP Download

  • Pillar to Post (original single version) 
  • Queen’s Tattoos
  • Orchid Girl
  • Haywire
  • Walk Out to Winter (Tony Mansfield 7” version)
  • Set the Killing Free
  • Back on Board (live on CFNY)
  • We Could Send Letters (live on CFNY)
  • Walk Out to Winter (Kid Jensen Session)
  • Down the Dip (Kid Jensen Session)
  • Back on Board (Kid Jensen Session)
  • Release (Kid Jensen Session)
  • Walk Out to Winter (John Brand unreleased single version)
  • Walk Out to Winter (Tony Mansfield 12” version)
  • Oblivious (Colin Fairley remix)
  • Oblivious (Langer / Winstanley remix) 

The vinyl version is pressed on 180-gram virgin vinyl and includes a complimentary digital download card for both the original album and the rarities included in the compact disc package.  The first 400 pre-orders will also receive a bonus 7” of rarities:

  • The Boy Wonders (Capital Radio Session)
  • Release (Capital Radio Session)
  • We Could Send Letters (C81 Version)
  • The Bugle Sounds Again (Bedroom Demo)

You can pre-order the release HERE.

 

JOB ALERT: CREATIVE LICENSING POSITION

12/11/13

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Domino is seeking a new creative licensing person in the US at this time.  

If you are interested in such an opportunity, read on!

JOB DESCRIPTION:   Creative Licensing Position

1. Responsibilities will focus on frontline contact between Domino and key active music supervisors in all disciplines of creative music licensing, keeping abreast of new production developments and licensing opportunities, seeking out and developing new contacts in the music licensing community and having a keen understanding of the types of artists / genres of music that are appropriate for prospective placements.

2.  Candidates must be extremely knowledgeable about music as the position will be responsible for representing both the Domino master and publishing repertoire to clients in the licensing community.  Jointly with our existing creative director, the position will be responsible for overseeing the creation of unique promotional/pitching tools (such as thematic samplers), the organizing and effectuating of mass mailings, as well as formulating pitches for specific licensing opportunities.  Other marketing duties include (jointly) writing and preparing a weekly electronic newsletter, with an emphasis on new releases, new signings, and artists that are on tour in key markets (Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, etc.), as well as liaising with our various partners (e.g., Domino Recording Co. marketing department), in regards to strategizing campaigns for our key artist/writer clients.

3. The position reports directly to the general manager of the Domino Recording Company (Kris Gillespie) and the general manager of Domino Publishing Company (Jeff Pachman).

4. Expected to prepare a bi-weekly pitch report for Domino management, detailing recent activity, interest, secured licenses, mailings, pitches, etc.

5. Administrative duties include:

a. keeping detailed record of all pitches and synchronization requests.
b. seeking out and developing new contacts in the music licensing community and maintaining our active database of licensing contacts.
c. liaising with our licensing department in a timely fashion regarding all prospective sync licensing opportunities.
d. forwarding all confirmations of existing quotes to our licensing agent and accounts payablecontacts in business affairs.

6. At least three years’ experience in the creative licensing field or more requisite.  Proficiency with Excel and Filemaker Pro is a plus.

Potential candidates should submit a resumé that summarizes employment and education history, as well as references.  Domino is an equal opportunity employer and provides health insurance benefits for its full-time employees.  This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who has great interpersonal skills, is a self-starter, and has an ability to work in an open and creative environment.

Interested parties may submit a resumé to: synchjob@dominorecordco.com

 

WATCH JON HOPKINS 'COLLIDER' VIDEO; KCRW 'MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC' SESSION

Jon Hopkins | 12/04/13

Image: Jon Hopkins Collider video still

Jon Hopkins has shared a stunning new video directed by Tom Haines for new single 'Collider' from his Mercury Prize-nominated fourth studio album Immunity. Watch the video and read Haines' thoughts below.

Hopkins finished his biggest headlining North American tour this past weekend with sold out shows at the Independent in San Francisco and Echoplex in Los Angeles. Listen to his recent performance on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic in which he performed new versions of Immunity singles ‘Open Eye Signal,’ ‘Breathe This Air,’ and ‘Collider.’

‘Collider – Remixes,’ featuring remixes from Pangaea, Karenn and Objekt will be available on 12” and digitally on Feb 25, 2014. An Extended Edition of Immunity featuring videos and remixes will be available exclusively through iTunes on December 9, 2013 and is available to pre-order now. Find the tracklisting at the bottom.

Director Tom Haines said the following about the video: “Jon's music has a transportive quality, which can be blissful and expansive, but can also be internal, and more aggressive, and Collider is at this end of the spectrum. We wanted to create an internal journey, which was unflinching, singular and claustrophobic and at the same time liberating. The video is like a voodoo ceremony, where the lead character dances herself into frenzy, and through the dance gains access to a parallel dimension; it's her unfurling thoughts, her dislocated mind, and hints at something more apocalyptic - an end game for her and us.”

Immunity (extended edition) tracklisting is as follows:
1. "We Disappear"
2. "Open Eye Signal"
3. "Breathe This Air"
4. "Collider"
5. "Abandon Window"
6. "Form By Firelight"
7. "Sun Harmonics"
8. "Immunity"
9. "Open Eye Signal (Happa remix)”
10. "Open Eye Signal (Lord Of The Isles remix)"
11. "Open Eye Signal (Luke Abbott remix)"
12. "Open Eye Signal (Nosaj Thing remix)"
13. “Breathe This Air (Feat. Purity Ring)”
14. “Collider (Pangaea Remix)”
Videos
15. Open Eye Signal
16. Breathe This Air (Feat. Purity Ring)

Jon Hopkins tour dates:
12-07 Perth, AU - The Bakery
12-12 Melbourne, AU - The HiFi
12-13 Victoria, AU - Meredith Festival
12-14 Sydney, AU - Oxford Art Factory
12-31 Rome, IT - Amore Music Experience
01-30 Prague, CZ - Palais Acropolis
01-31 Budapest, HU - A38
02-07 Milan, IT - Dude Club
02-08 Venice, IT - Spazio Aereo
02-14 Stockholm, SE - Sonar
02-22 London, UK - The Forum
02-27 Berlin, DE - Columbiahalle
06-07 London, UK - Field Day Festival

 

THE PASTELS UNVEIL A NEW VIDEO FOR 'KICKING LEAVES'

11/21/13

Image: The Pastels

Earlier this year The Pastels finally returned with a long-awaited new record, Slow Summits. ‘Kicking Leaves’, one of the key tracks, slaloms fantastically in and out of focus, Katrina Mitchell's vocal gliding along Craig Armstrong's majestic string arrangement.

The video was shot by Blair Young at The Forest Of Black. Watch it below:


"’Kicking Leaves’ is sunblind chill in Fall, or maybe the cool warmth of late Spring, depending on which hemisphere you're standing in right now.  If it's Autumn where you are, every breath trails white as quiet colours collide in the beam of your vision.  This moment of transformation is one The Pastels have always captured well, when you're see-sawing between states, just before diving in with typical boldness and bravura (the strings skirling around the song's coda capture that giddy moment of uncertainty perfectly).

“The Forest Of Black respond with a beautiful film of many parts: double-exposures that gently psychedelicise Glasgow landscapes; sudden bursts of saturated energy like the 'closed-eye vision' celebrated by Stan Brakhage, "the shapes and colours we see when our eyes are closed," as Fred Camper explains. But the kinetic drive of the treatments also reminds me of other pioneers of experimental film form, like Margaret Tait, Marie Menken, Rose Lowder and Cecile Fontaine, whose beautiful filmic visions present new ways of seeing, tender buttons of exploration and inspiration, channelled by cinematic free radicals." - Jon Dale, Melbourne, November 2013

"They tell me I should be searching.

But I am only celebrating what I see.

I am searching for nothing.

I am happy." - Jonas Mekas

 

FRANZ FERDINAND PREMIERE NEW VIDEO FOR BULLET AND ANNOUNCE 2014 US DATES

Franz Ferdinand | 11/19/13

Image: Bullet and dates

 Franz Ferdinand have unveiled their new video for next single “Bullet,” a dynamic 360 degree performance film directed by long term collaborator Andy Knowles who has also shot videos for The Cribs, The Vaccines, Clinic and Peaches.  “Bullet” was produced by Prince House Rabbit, recorded in Scotland and mixed in Vancouver, Canada by Mike Fraser.

 "I’ve worked with the band in one way or another since their first gig, back in 2002, which was in my ex-girlfriend’s bedroom. I wanted to capture a stripped back, honest performance and I think having a good relationship with the guys helped achieve this. The ‘bulletime’ effect was added to really draw out little moments that every fan will recognize as signature Franz live performance tics. The song is so fast, it demanded an equally dizzy editing style to really capture the energy." – Andy Knowles

 After making the musical come back of the year with their acclaimed fourth album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action (Domino), marking a triumphant return to the Billboard Charts and delivering another radio hit in the form of lead single "Right Action," the much-loved Scottish four-piece will return to the US for more blistering live dates in April 2014. This special west coast run includes Seattle on April 21st, Portland on April 26th, as well as an eagerly awaited return to Los Angeles on April 29th at The Wiltern. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 22nd.  Full list of tour dates below.      

“Each night is a raucous celebration of the band's decade-long career, racing through brand-new cuts and old hits…” – Rolling Stone

2014 TOUR DATES

April 21 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
April 23 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
April 24 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
April 25 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
April 26 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
April 28– Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
April 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

 

 

AUSTRA SHARE NEW 'FORGIVE ME' VIDEO

Austra | 11/13/13

Image: Austra Forgive Me video

Watch the new video for “Forgive Me,” the third video from their most recent album Olympia below. The video is directed by fellow Canadian Claire Edmondson who also was behind Feel It Break's “Beat and the Pulse” video.

Katie Stelmanis of Austra said of the “Forgive Me” video:
“A night vision camera captures life in a dark park. Among the hidden corners and leaf-covered hideaways, people purge and absolve their sins through sexual liberation. We highlight a romance between a man and a woman who seek forgiveness from each-other: the only forgiveness that is of any importance.”

“Forgive Me” alongside two new b-sides Hopeless Place and Holy Place will be available digitally on November 26th and is available to pre-order now.

The band will end their current European tour with a sold out London show at Koko on November 25. Find all the dates below.

Austra tour dates
11-14 Bordeaux, FR - BT59
11-15 Rennes, FR - L'Antipode MJC Rennes
11-16 Nantes, FR - Stereolux
11-17 Tourcoing, FR - Le Grand Mix
11-18 Strasbourg, FR - Le Laiterie
11-21 Glasgow, UK - CCA
11-22 Dublin, IE - Button Factory
11-23 Manchester, UK - Manchester Deaf Institute
11-25 London, UK - Koko
11-29 Hong Kong, HK - Clockenflap Festival
02-13 Adelaide, AU - Adelaide Uni Bar
02-14 Sydney, AU - The Standard
02-15 Melbourne, AU - The Corner Hotel
02-17 Perth, AU - Perth International Arts Festival

 

JON HOPKINS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR STARTS NEXT WEEK; KCRW TOP TUNE OF THE DAY + MORE!

Jon Hopkins | 11/08/13

Image: Jon Hopkins November 2013 North American tour

We're looking forward to having Jon Hopkins in North America for his first proper tour following the release of this year's Immunity. All dates are below and begins next Friday at the U Street Music Hall in Washington, DC. 

Earlier this week, Hopkins shared some of his favorite inspirational songs from the likes of Orbital, Todd Terje, and more with the Week. Find the entire list here.

Today, Los Angeles radio station KCRW is highlighting the 'Breathe This Air feat. Purity Ring' single as their 'Top Tune of the Day'. Download it here. Be on the look out for Hopkins to perform sessions for Seattle's KEXP and Los Angeles' KCRW Morning Becomes Electric

Find all dates and ticket links below the 'Open Eye Signal' video.

 

Tour dates:
11-15 Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall [BUY TICKETS]
11-16 New York, NY - Santos Party House [BUY TICKETS]
11-18 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair [BUY TICKETS]
11-21 Toronto, ON - The Hoxton [BUY TICKETS]
11-23 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall [BUY TICKETS]
11-25 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club [BUY TICKETS]
11-26 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile [BUY TICKETS
11-27 Portland, OR - Rotture [BUY TICKETS]
11-29 San Francisco, CA - The Independent [BUY TICKETS]
11-30 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex [BUY TICKETS

 

BLOOD ORANGE STREAMS NEW ALBUM CUPID DELUXE ON ITUNES RADIO

Blood Orange | 11/06/13

Image: BO pre order

Blood Orange – aka Dev Hynes – is streaming his forthcoming new album, Cupid Deluxe (Domino Records), in full today exclusively via iTunes Radio in the United States.  PRESS HERE to give the album a listen! 

Fans eager to purchase Cupid Deluxe can do so one week early on November 12th exclusively on iTunes worldwide, and on November 19h via all traditional music retailers worldwide.  

 The album is available to pre-order now on CD & 2xLP via Domino Mart - http://www.dominorecordco.com/CupidDeluxe
 

 Cupid Deluxe, featuring guest appearances by David Longstreth (Dirty Projectors), Caroline Polachek (Chairlift), Samantha Urbani (Friends), Clams Casino, Despot, Adam Bainbridge (Kindness), Skepta and many more, is the follow up to Hynes’ debut as Blood Orange, 2011’s Coastal Grooves.  Since that album’s release, Hynes has written and produced music for the likes of Solange, Sky Ferreira, MKS, and more.  Cupid Deluxe shows a more expansive aural palate than its predecessor while retaining the pop sensibilities that Hynes has showcased since his days in Test Icicles and Lightspeed Champion.  Simply put, Cupid Deluxe perfectly highlights why Hynes has become one of the most exhilarating and prolific voices creating music right now.


Blood Orange will be playing a very special album release show in his hometown of NYC at 285 Kent in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on November 15th.  PRESS HERE to purchase tickets.

 
http://bloodorangeforever.tumblr.com
Twitter:  @devhynes
Instagram:  @devhynes
#bloodorange     #cupiddeluxe

 

ARCTIC MONKEYS ANNOUNCE 2014 US TOUR DATES

Arctic Monkeys | 11/05/13

Image: Tour annoucement photo

 

Arctic Monkeys are expanding their US tour into 2014.  The band will stop in several cities including Miami, Charlotte, Minneapolis, Boston and are returning to New York City to play Madison Square Garden on February 8th - the Grammy nominated band’s first time headlining the arena.  Special guests Deerhunter will be opening for Arctic Monkeys in NYC and Boston.  Tickets are on sale November 8th.  For more information, visit www.arcticmonkeys.com.

Tour Dates (new dates in bold)

12/6/13       San Francisco, CA @ Oracle Arena - LIVE 105 Not So Silent Night
12/7/13       Los Angeles, CA @ The Shrine Auditorium - KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas
12/8/13       San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center - 91X Wrex The Halls
12/9/13       Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee SOLD OUT *
12/11/13     Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom  
12/12/13     Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note SOLD OUT *
12/13/13     Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave - FM 102/1 Big Snow Show
12/14/13     Kansas City, MO @ The Midland - 96.5 The Buzz Stole Xmas
1/30/14     Miami Beach,  FL @ The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater *
1/31/14     Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live *
2/1/14       Saint Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live *
2/3/14       Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte *
2/4/14       Richmond, VA @ The National *
2/6/14       Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena * %
2/7/14       Portland, ME @ State Theatre *
2/8/14       New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden * %
2/10/14     Covington, KY @ Madison Theater *
2/11           Columbus, OH @ The LC Indoor Pavilion *
2/12           Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit *
2/14           Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *

 * Headline show

% Deerhunter support

 

JULIA HOLTER SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR ‘HORNS SURROUNDING ME’

Julia Holter | 10/28/13

Ahead of her upcoming month-long European tour, Julia Holter has today shared the new video for Loud City Song highlight “Horns Surrounding Me”.  Directed by Montreal-based Angus Borsos and based on a concept by Ramona Gonzalez, AKA Nite Jewel, the video follows previous interpretations of the much-celebrated album’s songs by visual artists 'World' (by Rick Bahto), 'In The Green Wild' (by Yelena Zhelezov) and 'This Is A True Heart' (by Eugene Kotlayrenko).

Watch the video, which Borsos has described as a “soft Disney nightmare” below. 

 

DIRTY PROJECTORS RELEASE 'IMPREGNABLE QUESTION' VIDEO

Dirty Projectors | 10/25/13

Image: Dirty Projectors vid

Dirty Projectors have unveiled the music video for “Impregnable Question,” the sixth and final video from the their critically acclaimed album Swing Lo Magellan. Directed by Adam Newport-Berra, the video was shot over five days in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. The stunning landscape and spectacular views serve as the backdrop to the intriguing journey of a long-distance runner, played by Adam’s brother Alex, and his "Impregnable Question." 

Watch the video for “Impregnable Question” at Dirty Projectors YouTube Channel.

The gorgeous “Impregnable Question” video captures the beauty of  Swing Lo Magellan. Released in 2012, Swing Lo Magellan earned praise from across the spectrum, garnering spots on year end lists from NPR, Spin, Rolling Stone, Filter, Stereogum, and more, as well as ending up at the #11 spot on the Village Voice's Pazz 'n' Jop critics' poll. A multifaceted record, Swing Lo Magellan was released alongside “Hi Custodian,” a short film written and directed by David Longstreth and staring band members Amber Coffman, Haley Dekle, Nat Baldwin, and Mike Johnson. The album earned Longstreth a Grammy nomination for Best Recording Packaging, as well as a milestone performance at Carnegie Hall.

The video comes as Dirty Projectors’ David Longstreth prepares for a special performance with The Calder Quartet at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on Nov. 1st. The string quartet will join Longstreth as he performs his own solo material as well as Dirty Projectors songs. A part of The Met’s Bartók Quartet Cycle, The Calder Quartet will also perform Bartok’s Quartets 3 and 4.

Swing Lo Magellan is currently available for purchase on the Domino Records online store.

 

ARCTIC MONKEYS - ONE FOR THE ROAD

Arctic Monkeys | 10/24/13

Image: OFTR - AM

Arctic Monkeys release their new single “One For The Road” on Tuesday, December 10th.  Watch the Focus Creeps directed video HERE.

One For The Road” is available digitally now and on 7inch vinyl (RUG561) via stores, Dom Mart and AM store on December 10th.  The 7” of the single will be backed with an exclusive new b-side titled “You’re So Dark”. 

Arctic Monkeys’ new album, the Mercury Music Prize nominated AM was released on September 10th PRESS HERE to watch a special acoustic performance of “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?” live from Avatar Studio, NYC.

The band recently announced additional North American tour dates. Full list below.

12/1   Vancouver, Canada @ Vogue Theatre – SOLD OUT * 

12/2   Vancouver, Canada @ Vogue Theatre – SOLD OUT * 

12/3   Seattle, WA @ Key Arena - THE END 107.7 Deck the Hall Ball

12/4   Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre – SOLD OUT * 

12/8   San Diego, CA @ Valley View Casino Center - 91X Wrex The Halls

12/9   Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee * 

12/11  Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom * 

12/12  Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note * 

12/13   Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave - FM 102/1 Big Snow Show

12/14   Kansas City, MO @ The Midland - 96.5 The Buzz Stole Xmas

* Headline show

 

 

For more information, contact:

www.dominorecordco.com

www.arcticmonkeys.com

 

 

For more information, contact: Chloe Walsh or Carina Contreras at Press Here Publicity – 323-556-9752 or 212-246-2640 / chloe@pressherepublicity.com // carina@pressherepublicity.com

 

CASS MCCOMBS 'BIG WHEEL AND OTHERS' AVAILABLE NOW; ON TOUR IN NOVEMBER/DECEMBER

Cass McCombs | 10/15/13

Image: Cass McCombs Big Wheel and Others Artwork

The time is finally here! Big Wheel and Others, the new release from Cass McCombs is out now.

Order the release from the Domino Mart on Deluxe Double CD, Double LP or Domino Mart-exclusive limited edition double vinyl (now sold out!) or iTunes .' The release will also be available on Deluxe Double CD and Double LP from your fine local record store, iTunes and other fine online retailers.

Cass McCombs and his band will head out on tour next month. See the entire list of dates below the streams of album tracks 'There Can Be Only One' and 'Brighter (feat. Karen Black)':

Tour dates:
11-07 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios * [BUY TICKETS]
11-08 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile * [BUY TICKETS]
11-09 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club * [BUY TICKETS]
11-12 Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriet's ~ [BUY TICKETS]
11-14 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo ~ [BUY TICKETS]
11-15 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall ~ [BUY TICKETS]
11-16 Felton, CA - Don Quixote's International Music Hall ~ [BUY TICKETS]
11-17 Nevada City, CA - The National Hotel & [BUY TICKETS]
11-22 Austin, TX - The Belmont [BUY TICKETS]
12-02 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair ^ [BUY TICKETS]
12-03 Montreal, QUE - Il Motore ^ [BUY TICKETS]
12-04 Toronto, ONT - Lee's Palace ^ $ [BUY TICKETS]
12-06 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle ^ [BUY TICKETS]
12-07 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar ^ [BUY TICKETS]
12-08 Nashville, TN - High Watt ^[BUY TICKETS]
12-09 Atlanta, GA - The Earl ^[BUY TICKETS]
12-12 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom ^ [BUY TICKETS]
12-13 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle ^ [BUY TICKETS]
12-14 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar ^ [BUY TICKETS]
01-10 Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute [BUY TICKETS]
01-11 Dublin, IE @ The Workmans Club [BUY TICKETS]
01-13 London, UK @ Queen Elizabeth Hall [BUY TICKETS]
01-19 Santiago, ES @ Salon Teatro de Santiago
01-20 Madrid, ES @ El Sol
01-21 Cadiz, ES @ Edificio Constitucion 1812
01-23 Barcelona, ES @ La Sala Apolo
01-24 Bordeaux, FR @ Bordeaux Rocks
01-31 Brisbane, AU @ RNA, Fortitude Valley (Laneway Brisbane) [BUY TICKETS]
02-01 Melbourne, AU @ Footscray Community Arts Center (Laneway Melbourne) [BUY TICKETS]
02-02 Sydney, AU @ Sydney College of the Arts (Laneway Sydney) [BUY TICKETS]
02-07 Adelaide, AU @ Harts Mill (Laneway Adelaide) [BUY TICKETS]
02-08 Perth, AUS @ Esplanade Park and West End (Laneway Perth) [BUY TICKETS]

* w/ Michael Hurley (support)
~ w/ Meg Baird (support)
& w/ Little Wings (support)
$ w/ Jennifer Castle (support)
^ w/ Arbouretum (support)

 

HOOKWORMS @ CMJ 2013

10/15/13

Image: cmj flyer

Leeds based five-piece Hookworms are coming to NY for their first run of US shows ever! Starting things off @ Bowery Ballroom this Thursday at 9 pm! See the flyer below for more opportunities to catch them live.

       " Hookworms tap into the primal, monolithic churning of the Velvet Underground's "Sister Ray", leaving scorched earth in their wake" -Pitchfork

 

CASS MCCOMBS 'BIG WHEEL AND OTHERS' ON NPR FIRST LISTEN AND NEW TOUR DATES

Cass McCombs | 10/07/13

Image: Cass McCombs Big Wheel and Others Artwork

The fine folks at NPR Music are streaming Big Wheel and Others, the new release from Cass McCombs out next week, as part of this week's First Listen series. Listen here

Order the release from the Domino Mart on Deluxe Double CD or Domino Mart-exclusive limited edition double vinyl (very few remain!) or iTunes and receive an instant mp3 download of 'There Can Be Only One.' The release will also be available on Deluxe Double CD and standard double vinyl from Amazon or your fine local record store.

We're also happy to announce new North American, European, and Australian tour dates. More dates will be announced in the coming weeks. See the entire list below the streams of 'There Can Be Only One' and 'Brighter (feat. Karen Black)':

Tour dates:
11-07 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios * [BUY TICKETS]
11-08 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile * [BUY TICKETS]
11-09 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club * [BUY TICKETS]
11-12 Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriet's ~ [BUY TICKETS]
11-14 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo ~ [BUY TICKETS]
11-15 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall ~ [BUY TICKETS]
11-16 Felton, CA - Don Quixote's International Music Hall ~ [BUY TICKETS]
11-22 Austin, TX - The Belmont [BUY TICKETS]
12-02 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair ^ [BUY TICKETS]
12-03 Montreal, QUE - Il Motore ^ [BUY TICKETS]
12-04 Toronto, ONT - Great Hall on Queen Street ^[BUY TICKETS]
12-06 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle ^ [BUY TICKETS]
12-07 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar ^ [BUY TICKETS]
12-08 Nashville, TN - High Watt ^[BUY TICKETS]
12-09 Atlanta, GA - The Drunken Unicorn ^[BUY TICKETS]
12-12 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom ^ [BUY TICKETS]
12-13 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle ^ [BUY TICKETS]
12-14 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar ^ [BUY TICKETS]
01-10 Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute [BUY TICKETS]
01-11 Dublin, IE @ The Workmans Club [BUY TICKETS]
01-13 London, UK @ Queen Elizabeth Hall [BUY TICKETS]
01-19 Santiago, ES @ Salon Teatro de Santiago
01-20 Madrid, ES @ El Sol
01-21 Cadiz, ES @ Edificio Constitucion 1812
01-23 Barcelona, ES @ La Sala Apolo
01-24 Bordeaux, FR @ Bordeaux Rocks
01-31 Brisbane, AU @ RNA, Fortitude Valley (Laneway Brisbane) [BUY TICKETS]
02-01 Melbourne, AU @ Footscray Community Arts Center (Laneway Melbourne) [BUY TICKETS]
02-02 Sydney, AU @ Sydney College of the Arts (Laneway Sydney) [BUY TICKETS]
02-07 Adelaide, AU @ Harts Mill (Laneway Adelaide) [BUY TICKETS]
02-08 Perth, AUS @ Esplanade Park and West End (Laneway Perth) [BUY TICKETS]

* w/ Michael Hurley (support)
~ w/ Meg Baird (support)
^ w/ Arbouretum (support)

 

BLOOD ORANGE'S NEW ALBUM 'CUPID DELUXE'

Blood Orange | 10/01/13

Image: Cupid

Blood Orange – aka Dev Hynes – will release his sophomore album, Cupid Deluxe on November 18.  The album was produced by Hynes in his adopted hometown of New York City, mixed by Jimmy Douglass, and features amazing guest appearances by David Longstreth (Dirty Projectors), Caroline Polachek (Chairlift), Samantha Urbani (Friends), Clams Casino, Despot, Adam Bainbridge (Kindness), Skepta and many more.  The album is available to pre-order via iTunes and on CD and Double LP and via Domino Mart and receive the first single 'Chamakay' as an instant mp3 download. Watch the video for “Chamakay” directed by Adam Bainbridge (Kindness) and featuring guest vocals by Caroline Polachek (Chairlift) below.

Wanna know more about Cupid Deluxe? Click here or watch below as Dev does an in-depth interview with his pal, Karley Slutever, about the album, its influences, its themes, and more! 

Cupid Deluxe is the follow up to Hynes’ debut as Blood Orange, 2011’s Coastal Grooves.  Since that album’s release, Hynes has written and produced music for the likes of Solange, Sky Ferreira, MKS, and more.  Cupid Deluxe shows a more expansive aural palate than its predecessor while retaining the pop sensibilities that Hynes has showcased since his days in Test Icicles and Lightspeed Champion.  Simply put, Cupid Deluxe perfectly highlights why Hynes has become one of the most exhilarating and prolific voices creating music right now.  


 

WATCH JON HOPKINS ‘BREATHE THIS AIR FEAT. PURITY RING’ VIDEO

Jon Hopkins | 09/25/13

Image: Jon Hopkins BTA video still

Jon Hopkins has shared a stunning new video for his single ‘Breathe This Air feat. Purity Ring,' directed by Anthony Dickenson, who said the following: 

I was interested in those times when you think you're totally alone in your thoughts and something unexpectedly disrupts that, snapping you out. The characters in the film have very different stories but I wanted to create distinct parallels, bringing them closer and closer until they actually intersect in a single defining moment.’ 

The single version of ‘Breathe This Air’ features Purity Ring’s Megan James, whose vocals transform the track into a vast and shimmering expanse, bringing waves of beautiful melancholy to the original's dark and dusty techno. ‘Breathe This Air’ is the second single taken from the recently released and Mercury Prize-nominated Immunity.

Hopkins recently announced a co-headlining North American headlining tour this November. See the full list of dates here.

 

 

 

THE KILLS ANNOUNCE DECEMBER US DATES; WATCH LIVE CONCERT FILM

The Kills | 09/23/13

Image: The Kills by Dana Yavin

The Kills – Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart - will return to the US this December for a select run of tour dates. The band will play songs from their fourth album 2011's Blood Pressures amongst some of their most beloved classics.  

Additionally, they've announced the release of a live concert film shot in Paris in 2011. Here is the story:

On November 12th, 2011, The Kills played the first of two sold out shows at the prestigious L'Olympia Theatre in Paris. Three thousand tickets a night had been sold. After coming off stage at one of the wildest shows of their career, Jamie and Alison turned to each other and said – “we have to film tomorrow night's show!”  

Overnight, the call was put out via Facebook, asking if anyone would come and film the second show for them. At sound check the next day, Sunday, November 13th, 2011, a group of friends and fans assembled to capture that night's equally stunning show for posterity.

Director Anita Ribeyrol, along with editors Olivier Aslanian and Sylvain Calves then assembled the footage into the raw, sweat drenched concert movie that The Kills are proud to launch exclusively in partnership with Equipment. Watch the film HERE.

The band is currently in the studio, writing their fifth album.

The Kills w/The Black Rooster Drum Corps Tour Dates:

12-09 Chicago, IL - The Vic
12-10 Detroit, MI - The Majestic
12-11 Toronto, ON - The Danforth Music Hall
12-13 Boston, MA - Agganis Arena *
12-14 Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center* 

*w/ Queens of the Stone Age

The Kills live photo by Dana Yavin

 

CASS MCCOMBS AUTUMN TOUR; LISTEN TO 'BRIGHTER!' FEAT. KAREN BLACK

Cass McCombs | 09/19/13

Image: Cass McCombs Nov Dec NA tour

Next month sees the release of Cass McCombs forthcoming Big Wheel and Others (very few of the Domino Mart exclusive limited edition vinyl remain!) Comprised of 22 songs, Big Wheel and Others is a bundle, a bindle, a hay bale, and an oil barrel of songs. Some of the genres that are to be found on this album are: road songs, rock songs, folk songs, blues songs, country songs, rhythm and blues songs, skronk non-songs, cinema songs, cult songs, poem songs, jams, and ballads - to use however you wish. It's brimming with McCombs' gift for evocative storytelling, discerning introspection, and heartrending melody delivered through a haze of mystery and romance.

We're honored to share another new track today - Brighter! featuring the late actress/screenwriter/musician Karen Black. The pair collaborated together on 2009's Catacombs' "Dreams Come True Girl." Stream Brighter! below along with the previously released 'There Can Be Only One.' 

Cass and his band -- Dan Iead (guitar), Jon Shaw (bass), Dan Allaire (drums on the West Coast), Joe Russo (drums on the East Coast) will go on an extensive tour of North America throughout November and December. All dates are below.

11-07 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios [BUY TICKETS]
11-08 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile [BUY TICKETS]
11-09 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club [BUY TICKETS]
11-12 Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriet's [BUY TICKETS]
11-14 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo [BUY TICKETS]
11-15 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall [BUY TICKETS]
11-16 Felton, CA - Don Quixote's International Music Hall [BUY TICKETS]
11-18 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge [BUY TICKETS]
11-19 Denver, CO - The Walnut Room [BUY TICKETS]
11-22 Austin, TX - The Belmont [BUY TICKETS]
12-02 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair [BUY TICKETS]
12-03 Montreal, QUE - Il Motore [BUY TICKETS]
12-04 Toronto, ONT - Great Hall on Queen Street [BUY TICKETS]
12-06 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle [BUY TICKETS]
12-07 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar [BUY TICKETS]
12-08 Nashville, TN - High Watt [BUY TICKETS]
12-09 Atlanta, GA - The Drunken Unicorn [BUY TICKETS]
12-12 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom [BUY TICKETS]
12-13 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle [BUY TICKETS]
12-14 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar [BUY TICKETS]
01-13 London, UK - Queen Elizabeth Hall  [BUY TICKETS]

 

JON HOPKINS NOVEMBER NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Jon Hopkins | 09/18/13

Image: Jon Hopkins

Jon Hopkins is headed back to North America in November for his most extensive tour yet after two visits to New York earlier this year and shows with Purity Ring in Los Angeles. This will be a co-headline tour with Clark with support from Nathan Fake.

The excitement surrounding his latest studio album Immunity keeps building as last week he was nominated for the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize "An Album of the Year" award. 

On his most recent trip to Los Angeles, Hopkins was interviewed by KCRW DJ Jason Bentley, host of Morning Becomes Eclectic and Metropolis. Listen back to their interview here as they discuss the making and inspiration behind his two most recent studio albums and Hopkins film score work.

Watch the video for 'Open Eye Signal' and stream 'Breathe This Air feat. Purity Ring' below the dates. Tickets go on sale Friday Sept 20:

11-15 Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall [BUY TICKETS]
11-16 Brooklyn, NY - Verboten [BUY TICKETS]
11-18 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair [BUY TICKETS]
11-21 Toronto, ON - The Hoxton [BUY TICKETS]
11-23 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall [BUY TICKETS]
11-25 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club [BUY TICKETS]
11-26 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile [BUY TICKETS
11-27 Portland, OR - Rotture [BUY TICKETS]
11-29 San Francisco, CA - The Independent [BUY TICKETS]
11-30 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex [BUY TICKETS

 
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