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THE RANGE'S "FIVE FOUR" VIDEO; NYC + LA SHOWS THIS WEEK

The Range | 02/29/16

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Following the release of the first single “Florida” from his forthcoming album Potential, Brooklyn, NY-based musician The Range (AKA James Hinton) has shared “Five Four” with an accompanying video. Watch it below now.

As its backbone, Potential utilizes a series of vocal samples that Hinton found in the deep corners of YouTube. “Five Four” finds Hinton exploring his love of early ’00s grime and mid ‘00s electronica while bringing it to a new sonic and emotional whole.  The music video, directed by Daniel Kaufman, features the London, UK-based grime MCs Ophqi and Super Thought, the musicians from the original YouTube sourced clip that Hinton used to write and produce “Five Four.”

Hinton had the following to say about the inspiration behind the song, and how it incorporates Ophqi and Superior Thought’s lyrics:
“Five Four is about the frustration of not being able to change the circumstances of a situation. I think ST captures it well - “Scarred from the hard tasks and dreams that never came to pass … And yet he tried to walk the straight and narrow path but he fiend for the lights and the drama need an arsenal and an armor to inflict the force and cause trauma.”  

In addition to the forthcoming album Potential, a documentary titled Superimpose, directed by Daniel Kaufman, out this spring, will look at the human stories behind Ophqi, Super Thought, and the other unknown artists included on the album. As Hinton states, “I am very conscious that these people who I have sampled elevate what I do, just as much as my record brings their work somewhere else.”

In addition to recently being announced on the lineups of Osheaga Festival, Pitchfork Music Festival, and FORM Arcosanti, The Range will be playing a handful of pre-release shows this month in Los Angeles, New York City, London and Austin for SXSW. More dates to be announced soon.

The Range Tour Dates
03-01 Los Angeles, CA - Resident [Buy tickets
03-05 New York, NY – Berlin NYC [Buy tickets]
03-09 London, UK – Pickle Factory
03-15 to 03-19 Austin, TX – SXSW
05-13 to 05-15 Arcosanti, AZ – FORM Arcosanti
07-15 to 07-17 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
07-30 Montreal, QC – Osheaga Festival

 

WHITE LUNG ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM PARADISE OUT MAY 6TH, SHARE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘HUNGRY’

White Lung | 02/24/16

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After the critically acclaimed release Deep Fantasy (2014), White Lung return with their fourth studio album Paradise, due out May 6, 2016 on Domino. Coming in at a succinct yet powerful 28 minutes, the album simmers with desire and pain, love and beauty, and a seething urgency, hurtling towards the album closer and title track Paradise at signature breakneck speed.

In addition to today’s album announcement, White Lung are pleased to share the video for first single ‘Hungry’, directed by Justin Gradin, and starring Amber Tamblyn (Sisterhood Of The Travelling Pants, The Ring, 127 Hours, House).

Says Gradin on the video:

“’Hungry’ plays with identity and perception, and the idea that sometimes public attention can create more isolation and delusion. The video focuses on a self-obsessed girl (who is barely famous as the model on a brand of canned condensed milk) as she struggles to seem important while being haunted by the ghosts of fame until her eventual epiphany of disposability."

For the making of Paradise, vocalist Mish Barber-Way, guitarist Kenneth William and drummer Anne-Marie Vassiliou reconnected in Los Angeles to work with producer Lars Stalfors (HEALTH, Cold War Kids, Alice Glass). In October of 2015, White Lung spent a month in the studio, working closely with Stalfors to challenge what could be done with their songs. Bringing all the energy, unique guitar work and lyrical prowess the band are known for to the studio, White Lung curated their songs with a new pop sensibility, focusing in on making a record for the present - “I wanted a record that sounded like it was made in 2016”, said William. Mixed by Stalfors and later mastered by Joe LaPorta, Paradise is their smartest, brightest songwriting yet. 

Mish Barber-Way and Kenneth William sat down with Annie Clark aka St. Vincent to discuss the making of the album and their creative process. The entire conversation can be read here.

“There’s this really stupid attitude that only punks have where it’s somehow uncool to become a better songwriter. In no other musical genre are your fans going to drop you when you start progressing. That would be like parents being disappointed in their child for graduating from kindergarten to the first grade. Paradise is the best songwriting we have ever done, and I expect the next record to be the same. I have no interest in staying in kindergarten.”Mish Barber-Way, in conversation with Annie Clark.

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Paradise is available to pre-order now on limited edition deluxe colored vinyl, limited edition glitter cassette, CD, and digital download.

Pre-order: Dom Mart / iTunes

Paradise Tracklisting

01. Dead Weight

02. Narcoleptic

03. Below

04. Kiss Me When I Bleed

05. Demented

06. Sister

07. Hungry

08. I Beg You

09. Vegas

10. Paradise

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White Lung will be touring extensively in support of the new album. All dates currently announced are listed below, including SXSW next month and their return to UK shores in May. Tickets go on sale this Friday from www.whitelung.ca.

White Lung 2016 Tour Dates

Fri Mar 11 || Vancouver, BC || The Cobalt Cabaret

Tues 15 – Sat 19 Mar || Austin, TX || SXSW

Sun 20 Mar || San Antonio, TX || Paper Tiger

Fri 6 May || Toronto, ON || Velvet Underground

Sat 7 May || Brooklyn, NY || Baby’s All Right

Tue 24 May || Brighton || Green Door Store

Wed 25 May || Bristol || Start the Bus

Thu 26 May || London || The Victoria

Fri 27 May || Birmingham || The Flapper

Sat 28 May || Leeds || Brudenell Games Room

Sun 29 May || Manchester || The Star & Garter

Tue 31 May || Paris || Point Ephemere

Wed 1 Jun || Liege || La Zone

Thu 2 Jun || The Hague || Paard

Fri 3 Jun || Amsterdam || Paradiso

Fri 22 Jul || Oro-Medonte, ON || Way Home Festival

Jul 29-31 || Montreal, QC || Osheaga Festival

For tickets, visit www.whitelung.ca



 

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE'S "PAINTING WITH" OUT TODAY; ON TOUR AND RADIO

Animal Collective | 02/18/16

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Painting With, the new album from Animal Collective, is out today. The band begin their North American tour tonight at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA. See the rest of the tour dates here. Revisit "FloriDada" and "Golden Gal" from Painting With below. There's a lot of AC related activity to keep you consumed all weekend long.

Avey Tare, Geologist, and Panda Bear are contributing exclusive mixes and track by track commentary on Sirius XMU which all goes down tonight starting at 6pm. All times EST.

Panda Bear mix
Feb 19 6pm
Feb 20 5am, 3pm
Feb 21 2am, 1pm

Avey Tare mix
Feb 19 9pm
Feb 20 3am, 10am, 8pm
Feb 21 7am

Geologist mix
Feb 20 7am, 11pm
Feb 21 10am, 6pm

To purchase Painting With digitallyselect your retailer of choice. 

Amazon
Google Play
iTunes
Spotify
Streaming services

The limited edition deluxe LP format is now sold out of the Domino and Animal Collective online stores. However, purchase Painting With from one of these fine indie record stores listed below and, while supplies last, you’ll receive a zoetropic slipmat, or a foldout poster, or a new Domino tote bag. While supplies last of course! For those who ordered the limited edition deluxe LP format from Domino and the Animal Collective online store, the store exclusive 7" will be mailed out the week of March 28, 2016. Find out more information on how to activate the slipmat here.

AL – CD Cellar, Seasick Records, Oz Music                
AZ – Zia Records (Select Locations)
AR – Arkansas Record Exchange
CA – 1-2-3-4 Go Records (Select Locations), Amoeba Music (Select Locations), Boo Boo, Dimple Records (Select Locations), Fingerprints, Freakbeat Records, M-Theory Music, Rasputin Music (Select Locations), Mod Lang, Rhino Records, Salzer’s Records Pipes & Cigar, Siren Records, Streetlight Records (Select Locations), Touch Vinyl
CO – Independent Music, Twist & Shout Records
CT  – Exile on Main Street, Gerosa Records, The Telegraph
DC – Crooked Beat, Songbyrd Record Café
FL – Daddy Kool Records, East West Records, Park Ave CD, Radio-Active Records, Sweat Records
GA  – Al Burns Record Shoppe, Criminal Records, Decatur CD, Fantasyland Records, Sunbrimmer Records, Wax N Facts, Wuxtry (Select Locations)
HI – Hungry Ear
ID – The Long Ear, The Record Exchange
IL – 606 Records, Dave’s Records, Exile on Main Street, Kiss the Sky, Laurie’s Planet of Sound, Pinwheel Records, Reckless Records, Rolling Stone Records, Shuga Records, Toad Hall Books & Records, Waiting Room
IN – Indy CD & Vinyl, Joe’s Records, Karma, Luna Music, Landlocked Music, Neat Neat Neat Records and Music, Wooden Nickel
IA – Moondog Music, ZZZ Records
KS – Spektrum Muzik
KY – CD Central
ME – Bull Moose (Select Locations)
MD – Ka-Chunk Records, The Record Exchange (Select Locations), The Sound Garden,
MA – Dyno Records
MI  – Dearborn Music, Flat Back & Circular, Greenlight, Street Corner Music, UHF Music Inc, Vertigo, Wazoo Records
MN – Barely Bros, Down in the Valley, Electric Fetus (Select Locations), Mill City Sound
MI – T-Bones
MS – Dead Wax, Euclid Records, Mills Record Company, Vintage Vinyl
MT – Ear Candy
NE – Homer’s
NV – Zia Records
NH – Bull Moose (Select Locations)
NJ – Jack’s Music Shoppe, Princeton Record Exchange, Scotti’s Record Shop, Vintage Vinyl
NY – Audioccult, Bleecker St. Records, Darkside Records and Gallery, Kiam Records, Lakeshore Record Exchange, Looney Tunes, Other Music, Record Archive, Record Theatre (Select Locations), Rough Trade
NC – Bull City Records, Earshot, East West Records, Gravity Records, Harvest Records, Lunchbox Records, School Kids, School Kids #2
OH – Culture Clash, Finders Records, Lost Weekend Records, Magnolia Thunderpussy, Music Saves, Omega Music, Plaid Room Records, Record Den, Records Per Minute, Shake It Records, Spoonful Records, Square Records, Used Kids Records
OK – Guestroom Records (Select Locations)
OR – Everyday Music (Select Locations), Jackpot, Music Millennium, Skip’s Records & CD World
PA – Creep Records, Dave’s Music Mine, Electric Avenue Music, Gallery of Sound (Select Locations), Mad Platter, Main Street Music, Play It Again, Repo Records, Young Ones
SC – Monster Music
TN – Disc Exchange, Fond Object, Grimey’s, The Groove, Wild Honey Records
TX – Breakaway, Cactus Music, End of an Ear, Good Records, Josey Records, Superfly’s Lone Star Music Emporium, Vinal Edge Records, Waterloo Records
UT – Graywhale Entertainment (Select Locations), Groovacious Platters, Randy’s Records
VT – Pure Pop
VA – Birdland Music, BK Music, The Groove, Records & Rarities, Plan 9 (Select Locations)
WA – Easy Street, Everyday Music (Select Locations), Silver Platters (Select Locations), Sonic Boom
WV – Cheap Thrills
WI – Exclusive Co (Select Locations), Mad City Music, Radio Kaos Records, Strictly Discs

 

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE'S "GOLDEN GAL"; PAINTING WITH OUT THIS FRIDAY

Animal Collective | 02/15/16

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Animal Collective have shared “Golden Gal,” the second single from their new album Painting With, out this Friday. Stream the song below.

“Golden Gal” follows on from the first single “FloriDada” and the release of the band’s free Painting With iOS app that allowed for collaborative painting between fans while having early access to the Painting With song “Lying in the Grass.” A worldwide 2016 Animal Collective tour starts this Friday at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA. All shows are listed below. Painting With is available to pre-order in standard CD and LP formats. All pre-orders from the Animal Collective and Domino Mart, and digital services, where applicable, come with instant downloads of “FloriDada,” “Lying In The Grass,” and "Golden Gal."

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 * SOLD OUT
03-01 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre *
03-02 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot *
03-04 Seattle, WA - Neptune * SOLD OUT
03-05 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater * SOLD OUT
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 - 03-13 Phoenix, AZ - McDowell Mountain Music Festival
04-01 Brussels, BE - Botanique - Orangerie ^ SOLD OUT
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
04-30 - 05-01 Austin, TX - Levitation
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 + SOLD OUT
05-10 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club + SOLD OUT
05-11 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club +
05-13 Wilmington, DE - Word Café Live at the Queen + SOLD OUT
05-14 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom +
06-01 - 06-05 Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound 

* with Ratking 
^ with GFOTY 
+ with Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

 

HIGHER AUTHORITIES ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM NEPTUNE, SHARE NEW SONG 'COLOUR'

Higher Authorities | 02/10/16

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Shadowy, psychedelic adventurers, Higher Authorities, are happy to announce their forthcoming debut album, Neptune, for April 20, 2016. Listen to debut track, ‘Colour,’ below now.

Neptune, a collection of warped psychedelic dub and electronic explorations will be available on CD & digitally on April 20, 2016. The release date – 4/20, a day of huge significance in cannabis culture – is no coincidence. Neptune is proper head music, an old-fashioned headphones album where the devil is in the lo-fi details.

Produced by the Higher Authorities, the album was augmented by legendary dub producer Adrian Sherwood, who brought his mad box of sound effects to proceedings.

For Higher Authorities, visual identity is important. There is symbolism at work here, the pineapples on the album artwork possibly refer to Liverpool's wealthy merchant's houses who had pineapples on the gateposts. One of the pineapples is smoking, it all ties in. 

‘Colour’ is the first single the duo has shared from the album, and the first window into their cosmic world. 

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Neptuneis available to pre-order now on CD from Domino Mart and digitally from iTunes.

Track listing:

  1. Another time, Another place         
  2. Twilight (in luminous lodge)         
  3. Colour                                                               
  4. ...and why not?                                
  5. The Clone                                         
  6. If                                                         
  7. Monocle Man                                   
  8. Abracadabra                                    
  9. Decades                                           
  10. Neptune
 

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE'S PAINTING WITH IOS APP; LISTEN TO "LYING IN THE GRASS"

Animal Collective | 01/28/16

Image: Animal Collective Painting With app

Animal Collective have launched a free iOS app, that allows early access to the song ‘Lying in the Grass’ from their forthcoming studio album, Painting With. Download the app from the iTunes App Store here.

While listening to the song "Lying In The Grass," the Painting With app allows for real-time collaborative painting between two users. Fans can record, submit, and share their creations from the app to Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #PaintingWith. The submissions are displayed in real-time on the Animal Collective website here. The app also includes a strobe light feature that animates the zoetropic turntable slipmat that is included in the deluxe edition LP format.  The song sees its official release via digital platforms thi Monday, February 1.

A worldwide 2016 Animal Collective tour is now on sale. All shows are listed below.

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 * SOLD OUT
03-05 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater * SOLD OUT
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 - 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
04-30 - 05-01 Austin, TX - Levitation
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 + SOLD OUT
05-10 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club + SOLD OUT
05-11 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club +
05-13 Wilmington, DE - Word Café Live at the Queen + SOLD OUT
05-14 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom +

* with Ratking 
^ with GFOTY 
+ with Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

 

THE RANGE ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM POTENTIAL, LISTEN TO "FLORIDA" AND WATCH ALBUM TRAILER

The Range | 01/20/16

Image: The Range photo by Alexandra Gavillet

We're happy to announce the Domino debut Potential from Brooklyn, NY-based musician James Hinton, aka The Range, out March 25, 2016.

The magic of Potential, following 2013’s Nonfiction - is as a document of its time. The Range has made an electronic record inspired by Baltimore club, early ‘00s grime and mid ‘00s electronica, but also as a member of the last generation that will remember going online for the first time. Listen to lead single “Florida” below.

As its backbone, Potential utilizes a series of vocal samples that Hinton found in the deep corners of YouTube, introducing us to unknown artists expressing themselves unfettered by the constraints of industry. He might be fascinated by the code that determines his YouTube searches, but what truly grips him are the human stories behind the samples. Hinton explains, “I found each person by using a small set of search terms on YouTube. Each song is inextricably linked to the point in time that I came across each video. I endeavored to tie the songs of Potential together by telling my own story alongside the stories of the people I sampled. Every song tries to acknowledge a sense of vulnerability or difficulty in life, as well as an intense drive to cope with problems in ways that don't drag you into the abyss.” 

In addition to the forthcoming album Potential, a documentary titled Superimpose, directed by Daniel Kaufman, out this spring, will look at the human stories behind the unknown artists included on the album. As Hinton states, “I am very conscious that these people who I have sampled elevate what I do, just as much as my record brings their work somewhere else.” Watch the documentary trailer below.

 

 

Potential will be available in CD, LP, deluxe double LP edition, and digital formats. The deluxe double LP edition, pictured above, is available to pre-order exclusively from the Domino Mart and includes a bonus 4 track Strings 12” EP and instant download of “Florida.” It will be limited to 1000 copies worldwide. 

The Range will be playing a handful of pre-release shows in March. Dates below, with more extensive touring to be announced soon.

The Range live dates:
03-01 Los Angeles, CA - Resident
03-09 London, UK - Pickle Factory


Potential
tracklisting
1. Regular
2. Copper Wire
3. Florida
4. Superimpose
5. Five Four
6. Falling Out of Phase
7. No Loss
8. Skeptical
9. Retune
10. So
11. 1804 

Strings EP tracklisting
1. The Magic
2. True Value
3. Flag
4. Naught

The Range photo by Alexandra Gavillet

 

NIGHT MOVES ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'PENNIED DAYS', SHARE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE 'DENISE, DON'T WANNA SEE YOU CRY'

Night Moves | 01/19/16

Image: Night Moves - photo credit Bryan Derballa

Minneapolis band Night Moves are pleased to announce their new album, Pennied Days, due for release on March 25, 2016 on Domino. The first single from the forthcoming album, ‘Denise, Don’t Wanna See You Cry’, is released today alongside a music video, directed by Anthony Sylvester (director of Shamir’s ‘In For The Kill’ and ‘On The Regular’ videos) and shot in upstate New York late last year. Watch the video below now.

Formed in 2009 in the Twin Cities, Night Moves is composed at its core of John Pelant and Micky Alfano. Friends since high school, their bond was solidified when Alfano lent Pelant his copy of George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass, a luminous classic of turn-the-page melancholy that echoes through Pennied Days. Over time, Pelant and Alfano broadened their scope to allow for a wide array of maverick influences, ranging from traditionalist heroes like Leon Russell and The Band to r’n’b originators Curtis Mayfield and Sly Stone to pre-punk experimentalists Suicide. (They also love Joe Walsh, like all free-thinking Americans.)

For Pennied Days, Pelant channeled both his disillusionment and his quiet resolve into a set of beautiful, melodic songs whose sunny surface obscures an inner darkness. Pennied Days might ultimately be as breezy and pleasurable as the records Pelant grew up loving, but that description belies the years of work the band put into making the album. 

“A lot of the songs are about trying to find yourself and what your future will look like and who you are – life overall,” Pelant says now — a seemingly simple statement about the most complicated of personal journeys. After releasing their 2012 debut, Colored Emotions — and touring with the likes of Father John Misty, Lord Huron, Django Django, and Poliça — Pelant set about recording demos for the follow-up. Originally, he planned on making another record quickly — Pelant is compulsively creative, writing loads of hooky pop songs in short bursts. (The band has few hobbies outside of music, beyond “drinking, wasting time talking about life, girls, and partying.”). But sessions for Pennied Days stretched far longer than anticipated, with the music veering from Flaming Lips-influenced doomsday dirges to the folky, laidback material the band were known for, and so eventually producer John Agnello was introduced to help steer things back on course, resulting in a 9 song collection of future folk-rock, paisley-tinged guitar licks, and even a piano jam or two. 

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Pre-order Pennied Days via iTunes HERE, or via the Domino Mart HERE. The deluxe LP - limited to 500 copies worldwide and available via the Dom Mart - comes in a single jacket with a printed inner sleeve, and includes a limited edition 10 inch with three bonus tracks. Each pre-order receives an instant download of ‘Denise, Don’t Wanna See You Cry’.  

Pennied Days Tracklisting

01. Carl Sagan

02. Denise, Don’t Wanna See You Cry

03. Leave Your Light On

04. Border On Border

05. Kind Luck

06. Hiding In The Melody

07. Staurolite Stroll

08. Alabama

09. Only To Live In Your Memories

 

YOUR FRIEND SHARES VIDEO FOR 'COME BACK FROM IT', DEBUT ALBUM "GUMPTION" OUT JANUARY 29TH

Your Friend | 01/14/16

Image: Your Friend - photo credit Crystal Lee Ferris

Taryn Miller, aka Your Friend, will release her debut album, Gumption, on January 29th via Domino. The second single from Gumption, “Come Back From It,” debuts today on Noisey with an accompanying video directed by Christophe Acker / Thatfilm and shot at the end of last year in Paris.

Says Miller, “We shot the footage on my last day in Paris, when I was there last November for Red Bull Music Academy, which was postponed following the awful events in November. It was freezing, and wild. He (the motorcycle driver) was weaving between highway traffic and at times, splitting the space between semis. It all came together at the very end of my trip, and was a really lovely way to leave after seeing what so many endured. There was this juxtaposition of the time that I arrived, and the night before I left. The streets were empty on my first day there, and it was exhilarating to be riding back into the city like that, and to have witnessed such resilience during such a dark time.” 

“Come Back From It,” was composed of salvaged pieces of an almost entirely scrapped song during Gumption’s demoing process. The whirling, dark, drum loop (arguably the backbone) and the crackling drone were the only original pieces of audio from the demo. Producer Nicolas Vernhes encouraged that there was something about the lurching nature of those elements that was worth pursuing. Miller already had a sense of verses, but there wasn’t a “relief,” as Vernhes said, when referring to a chorus. Vernhes sat her in the control room of Rare Book Room in Brooklyn and played Lou Reed’s “Pale Blue Eyes,” with the both of them in silence, then said, “You have thirty minutes, go write a chorus.” After the structure was formed, Miller took on the task of creating several, separate loops for each chord in the entire song, and Vernhes collaging them and achieving an overall cinematic type of texture.

“Come Back From It” follows the album opener and first single, “Heathering,” a brooding track Miller had been working on long before entering the studio. The opening acoustic guitar sample was something that Vernhes had caught before she knew they were tracking. It was left as somewhat of a playful placeholder initially, but then ultimately became an endearing and important part of the opening. 

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.

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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

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Your Friend will tour in support of Gumption this spring with Domino label mates Porches and Alex G making a stop at SXSW, her first trip back since 2014. A full list of dates is below. Stay tuned for all news and updates via the new Your Friend website HERE.

TOUR DATES (w/ Porches & Alex G):

Wed. Mar. 9 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel

Thu. Mar. 10 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter

Fri. Mar. 11 - Carrboro, 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

Sat. Mar. 19 - Dallas, TX @ Spillover Music Fest

Mon. Mar. 21 - Denver, CO @ Lost Lake

Tue. Mar. 22 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

Wed. Mar. 23 - Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest

Thu. Mar. 24 - Portland, OR @ Analog Cafe

Fri. Mar. 25 - Seattle, WA @ Vera Project

Sat. Mar. 26 - Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt

Mon. Mar. 28 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop

Tue. Mar. 29 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

Thu. Mar. 31 - Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory - Constellation Room

Fri. Apr. 1 - San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe

Sat. Apr. 2 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge

Sun. Apr. 3 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Co-Op

Tue. Apr. 5 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown

Wed. Apr. 6 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry

Thu. 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 Cafe

Mon. Apr. 11 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern

Tue. Apr. 12 - Boston, MA @ Middle East Downstairs

Wed. Apr. 13 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Thu. Apr. 14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

Fri. Apr. 15 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

 

THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS SHARE 'BAD HABITS'

The Last Shadow Puppets | 01/12/16

Image: TLSP - photo credit Zachary Michael

 

PORCHES SHARE VIDEO FOR 'BE APART', ALBUM "POOL" OUT FEB 5

Porches | 01/12/16

Image: Porches - photo credit Jessica Lehrman

Porches’ new album Pool is out via Domino on February 5th, and ahead of its release, the band is pleased to share a video for its latest single, ‘Be Apart’. Premiered via Fader, ‘Be Apart’ can be viewed below now.

The video was directed by Daniel Brereton (Connan Mockasin, Django Django, Kindness, Metronomy) and was filmed outside London during a recent UK/EU tour. 

Says Maine on ‘Be Apart’:

“’Be Apart’ is sort of about moving to New York City and wanting to belong. It's about nightlife, about being taken away, losing control, longing for acceptance, and letting go. I imagine the music video portraying some sort of cult or family living in a mansion. The cult/mansion represent both what you might long to be a part of and also the sentiment of longing to be elsewhere, a part of what is outside.”

This video comes off the back of the previously released ‘Hour’ (watch HERE), which features Maine's partner and frequent collaborator, Greta Kline a.k.a Frankie Cosmos.

Next month marks the much-anticipated release of Pool, 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 his Manhattan apartment, 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. Says Maine, “there was something special about recording this album in my new home. To be surrounded by the city and in my own world at the same time. I quickly became obsessed with the energy around me, and my experience of New York - I was forced to see my music in an entirely different context.  This was challenging, but also exciting, when the songs started to sound like a true reflection of what I was feeling in my new surroundings."

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

Pre-order: Dom Mart / Bandcamp / iTunes

Porches will be taking off on an extensive 2016 North American tour, 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 are on sale now.

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

 

WATCH ANIMAL COLLECTIVE'S "FLORIDADA" VIDEO

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

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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

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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

 
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