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PATRICK WATSON ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM 'LOVE SONGS FOR ROBOTS'; OUT MAY 12TH

Patrick Watson | 02/24/15

Image: Patrick Watson Love Songs For Robots

Love Songs For Robots, the highly anticipated fifth record from Patrick Watson, will be released on May 12th via Domino. Love Songs For Robots is the follow up to Watson’s 2012 release Adventures In Your Own Backyard, which received widespread critical acclaim— Consequence of Sound calls it “Larger than life,” while Q Magazine hails “Sublime,” and Uncut adds “Confidently ambitious.”

Listen to the title track from the album below now. In addition, Watson just released a teaser for the album, which includes the track ‘In Circles,’ watch HERE.

The new music was recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and Pierre Marchand Studio in Montreal. Of the record, some of which was debuted at private concerts in small loft spaces, Watson explains,

“I started thinking about things in a very mechanical way. I found it interesting how we would use our senses to come up with an emotional reaction. As I get older you get to know yourself better and I realized that a lot of my emotional reactions were mechanical responses and that was hugely influential. I didn’t want to be a robot. But the reason why we are superior to computers is that we have emotions and I realized that emotions are mechanical so the only thing left between us and robots is curiosity and inspiration - and I don’t think you can program that into a computer. That’s definitely where I was at when I started writing the record.”

Raised and still living in Montreal, Watson has composed 15 scores for both film and television, including a trailer for The Walking Dead and Wim Wenders’ new 3D film Everything Will Be Fine, where he performed the songs ‘Cynical World’ (an original for the film) and ‘Lighthouse’. The recipient of Canada’s elite Polaris Music Prize in 2007, Watson composes, performs and records his albums with a full band that includes Joe Grass (guitars), Robbie Kuster (drums/percussion) and Mishka Stein (bass).

'Love Songs For Robots' Tracklisting
1. Love Songs for Robots
2. Good Morning Mr. Wolf
3. Bollywood
4. Hearts
5. Grace
6. In Circles
7. Turn Into The Noise
8. Alone In This World
9. Know That You Know
10. Places You Will Go

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

Patrick Watson will be on an intrenational tour in May. All dates are below and are on sale this coming Friday. 

01-Apr-15

Wakefield QC

The Blacksheep Inn

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02-Apr-15

Wakefield QC

The Blacksheep Inn

TICKETS

14-Apr-15

Lévis QC

L'Anglicane

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15-Apr-15

Lévis QC

L’Anglicane (SOLD OUT)

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18-Apr-15

Shawinigan QC

MdC Francis-Brisson

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19-Apr-15

Saint-Casimir QC

Théâtre de la Taverne (SOLD OUT)

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08-May-15

Amsterdam NL

Melkweg (old room)

TICKETS

09-May-15

Maastricht NL

Muziekgieterij

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11-May-15

London UK

Bush Hall

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13-May-15

Paris FR

Café de la Danse

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14-May-15

Luxembourg LX

Rockhal

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15-May-15

Berlin DE

Gruener Salon

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17-May-15

Brussels BE

Cirque Royale (^)

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23-May-15

Toronto ON

CBC Music Festival (#)

TICKETS

27-May-15

Washington DC

9:30 Club (&)

TICKETS

28-May-15

Brooklyn NY

Music Hall of Williamsburg (&)

TICKETS

30-May-15

Boston MA

The Sinclair (&)

TICKETS

02-Jun-15

San Francisco CA

The Chapel

TICKETS 

04-Jun-15

Los Angeles CA

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

TICKETS

(^) w/ Villagers 

(#) w/ Bahamas, Coeur de Pirate

(&) w/ The Low Anthem

 

HOT CHIP TO RELEASE UNIQUE ARTWORK FOR EACH COPY OF THEIR FORTHCOMING ALBUM, 'WHY MAKE SENSE?'

Hot Chip | 02/24/15

Image: Hot Chip - Why Make Sense? - Unique Artwork

Following Hot Chip’s triumphant headline performance at The BBC 6 Music Festival, where they played new material including the track ‘Huarache Lights', the band can now reveal news about the artwork for their forthcoming sixth album and second for Domino, Why Make Sense?. Due to a unique and bespoke printing technique which has never been used before, the album will come in one of 501 different colours. Combined with subtle variations of the design, this means that EVERY copy of the album, on both CD and LP, will feature completely unique artwork. View the artwork, designed by Nick Relph, HERE . 

Why Make Sense?, which will be out May 19th, was recorded in Oxfordshire and London and produced by Hot Chip with Mark Ralph. The album will be available on all standard formats as well as a Special Edition available for a limited time only, featuring a bonus Separate EP with 4 new tracks recorded during the album sessions. Pre-order the album from Dom Mart HERE and via iTunes HERE. All pre-orders come with an instant grat of 'Huarache Lights'

Why Make Sense? tracklisting is as follows:

1. Huarache Lights

2. Love Is The Future

3. Cry For You

4. Started Right

5. White Wine and Fried Chicken

6. Dark Night

7. Easy To Get

8. Need You Now

9. So Much Further To Go

10. Why Make Sense?


Separate EP:

1. Burning up

2. Separate

3. Move With Me

4. Re-harmonize


Worldwide live dates are as follows:

Tue 12 May - UK, Glasgow, Glasgow School of Art – SOLD OUT

Wed 13 May - UK, Manchester, Gorilla– SOLD OUT

Thu 14 May - UK, London, Oval Space – SOLD OUT

Sun 17 May - Belgium, Brussels, Les Nuits Botanique

Tue 19 May - Netherlands, Amsterdam, Tolhuistuin– SOLD OUT

Wed 20 May - Germany, Berlin, Heimathafen – SOLD OUT

Thu 21 May - France, Paris, La Gaite Lyrique– SOLD OUT

 

Mon 25 May – USA, George, WA, Sasquatch Festival

Tue 26 May – USA, Portland, OR, Roseland Theater

Thu 28 May – USA, Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre

Sat 30 May – USA, Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue

Sun 31 May – USA, Milwaukee, WI, Turner Hall Ballroom

Tue 2 June – USA, Detroit, MI, Majestic Theatre

Wed 3 June – Canada, Toronto, ON, Danforth Music Hall

Thu 4 June – USA, Boston, MA, House of Blues - Boston

Fri 5 June – USA, Washington, DC, Echostage

Fri 5 to Sun 7 June – USA, New York, NY, The Governors Ball Music Festival

 

Thu 18 June - Spain, Barcelona, Sonar By Day Festival 

Fri 19 June - Spain, Barcelona, Sonar By Night Festival 

 

Tue 11 Aug – USA, Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre (plus special guests ‘!!!’)

Fri 21 Aug - UK, Crickhowell, Green Man Festival

 

DAN DEACON'S 'GLISS RIFFER' OUT NOW; ON TOUR NOW

Dan Deacon | 02/24/15

Image: Gliss Riffer

We're happy to announce that Gliss Riffer, the new album from Dan Deacon, is available today! 

Purchase it on CD, LP, mp3, and - as a 12" inflatable hand - directly from the Domino Mart. Also, for a limited time, receive a free inflatable hand with a purchase of Gliss Riffer from one of the fine indie record shops listed below.

See Dan live this week at any of his sold out release week shows in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco and on his upcoming North American tour in April and May. See the full list of tour dates here.

Dan will also be performing live this Friday on KCRW's Morning Becomes Electic in the 2pm EST hour. 

Watch the videos for 'Feel the Lightning' and 'Learning to Relax' below. 

Purchase Gliss Riffer from:
Domino Mart
Amazon
iTunes

Participating list of indie record stores:

Anniston, AL – CD Cellar
Asheville, NC – Harvest Records
Athens, GA – Wuxtry
Atlanta, GA – Criminal Records, Wax N Facts, Fantasyland Records
Austin, TX – End of An Ear, Waterloo
Baltimore, MD – The Sound Garden
Beaverton, OR – Everyday Music
Bellingham, WA – Everyday Music
Berkeley, CA – Amoeba
Birmingham, AL – Charlemagne Records
Boise, ID – The Record Exchange
Charleston, SC – Monster Music
Charlotte, NC – Lunchbox Records, Manifest Disc
Charlotte, NC – Manifest Disc
Chicago, IL – Reckless (3 locations), Dave’s, Laurie’s Planet of Sound, Saki, Permanent
Cincinnati, OH – Shake It
Claremont, CA – Rhino Records
Clevaland, OH - Music Saves
Columbus, OH – Magnolia Thunderpussy, Spoonful, RPM
Crookfield, CT – Gerosa Records
Dallas, TX – Good Records
Dearborn, MI – Dearborn Music
Decatur, Georgia – Decatur CD, Wuxtry
Duluth, MN – Electric Fetus
Durham, NC – Bull City Records, OFFBEAT MUSIC LTD
Encinitas, CA – Lou’s Records
Euclid Records – St Louis,
Eugene, OR – Skip’s
Fords, NJ – Vintage Vinyl
Fort Lauderdale, FL – Radio Active
Greenville, SC – Earshot, Horizon Records
Hattiesburg, MS – T-Bones
Houston, TX – Cactus
Indianapolis, IN – Luna Music
Kansas City, KS – Vinyl Renaissance (3 stores)
Knoxville, TN – Disc Exchange, Wild Honey Records
Kutztown, PA – Young Ones
Lawrence, KS – Love Garden
Lexington, KY – CD Central
Long Beach, CA – Fingerprints
Los Angeles, CA – Amoeba
Louisville, KY – Guestroom Records, Better Days Records
Madison, WI – Strictly Discs
Memphis, TN – Shangri-la Records
Memphis, TN – Spin Street
Miami Beach, FL – Uncle Sam’s
Miami, FL – Sweat Records
Minneaplis, MN – Electric Fetus
Nashville, TN – Grimey’s, The Groove, Fond Object
New Orleans, LA – Peaches, Euclid Records, Louisiana Music Factory
New York, NY – Other Music, Rough Trade
Newark, DE – Rainbow Records
Newburyport, MA – Dyno Records
Normal, IL – Waiting Room
Norman, OK – Guestroom
Nyack, NY – Kiam Records
Oklahoma City, OK – Guestroom
Omaha, NE – Homer’s Music
Orlando, FL – East West Records, Park Ave CDs
Oxford, MS – The End OF All Music
Philadelphia, PA – Repo Records, Main Street Music
Phoenix, AZ – Stinkweeds, Zia Records
Pine Bluff, AK – Record Rack
Port St. Lucie, FL – Sounds Good Music
Portland, ME – Bull Moose
Portland, OR – Music Millennium, Jackpot, Everyday Music (2 locations)
Poughkeepsie, NY – Darkside Records
Princeton, NJ – Princeton Record Exchange
Raleigh, NC – School Kids
Richmond, VA – Plan 9, BK Music
Rochester, NY – Lakeshore Record Exchange, Record Archive
Roswell, GA – Mojo Vinyl
Royal Oaks, MI – Indy CD & Vinyl
Sacramento, CA – Dimple
Salt Lake City, UT – Graywhale
San Diego, CA – M-Theory
San Francisco Bay Area – Rasputin (11 locations), Streetlight (3 locations)
San Francisco, CA – Amoeba
San Francisco, CA – aQuarius
San Luis Obispo, CA – Boo Boo
Santa Rosa Beach, FL – Central Square
Seattle, WA – Sonic Boom, Easy Street, Silver Platters (3 locations), Everyday Music
Silver Springs, MD – The Record Exchange
St Louis, MO – Euclid Records, Vintage Vinyl
St Petersburg, FL – Daddy Kool Records
Summerville, SC – Cat’s Music
Summit, NJ – Scottis Record Shop
Syracuse, NY – The Sound Garden
Toledo, OH – Culture Clash
Tuscaloosa, AL – Oz Music
Ventura, CA – Salzer’s
Washington, DC – Crooked Beat, Hill & Dale, Red Onion, Politics & Prose
West Babylon, NY – Looney Tunes
West Chester, PA – The Mad Platter
Wilmington, NC – Gravity Records, Yellow Dog Disc
Winston-Salem, NC – Earshot
Wisconsin – Exclusive Co (7 Locations)

 

MATTHEW E. WHITE REVEALS VIDEO FOR "ROCK & ROLL IS COLD"; 'FRESH BLOOD' OUT MARCH 10

Matthew E. White | 02/17/15

Image: Fresh Blood

Bandleader and soul visionary Matthew E. White has shared a video for 'Rock & Roll Is Cold', the first full single from Fresh Blood, his new album for Domino, out March 10th. 

The beautifully shot clip follows Matthew as he traverses various semi-surreal terrains, ultimately embarking on a joyride to an exquisite banquet in a video that's as playful and charming as the tune itself.

Matthew says: "This video was about highlighting and making use of pre-existing beauty and grandeur. The images I wanted were John Ford's America - part Badlands, part Bonnie and Clyde.

To that end, I used a team in Salt Lake City known much more for shooting spectacular outdoor shots than any music videos. That was really fresh for me, not to mention extraordinarily physically challenging at times - but these guys are world traveling, mountain climbing pros and brought out the tremendous beauty of the landscape we shot in.

Not to mention the extraordinary beauty of my lady, Miss Merry George. Mirroring the family involvement of the Fresh Blood album cover (shot at my Grandma’s house in Alabama) the final scene of this was shot at my Aunt’s house. It’s nice to keep the family involved when you can."

Fresh Blood will be available on CD, vinyl, and via digital download. There is also a special edition of the album, which is a double LP gatefold heavyweight vinyl containing a bonus LP titled Fresh Blood: No Skin – a full length minimalist mix of the entire album, minus strings/horns or choir. You can pre-order Fresh Blood via iTunes or DomMart.

 

BOB MOSES 'ALL IN ALL' COMPILATION AVAILABLE APRIL 21; WATCH VIDEO FOR 'FIRST TO CRY'

Bob Moses | 02/12/15

Image: BOB MOSES ALL IN ALL

Bob Moses, the duo comprised of Jimmy Vallance and Tom Howie, release All In All, a collection of their previously released singles. The 11 songs on All In All encompass the duo’s output to date, combining their 2 previous EP releases on Scissor & Thread, and the recent A/B side on Domino, I Ain’t Gonna Be The First To Cry / Grace

The band have also shared the video for single ‘I Ain’t Gonna Be The First To Cry’. Directed by Gene Doe, the video is an evocatively filmed meditation on youth and beauty, and can be watched below. The ethereal, dreamlike quality of the video is accentuated by the rarely used “slit scan” filming technique famously used in 2011: A Space Odyssey during the “star gate” sequence.

All In All is available via iTunes and Spotify now.
The vinyl version of All In All will be available as a Record Store Day exclusive on April 18 globally. The CD version will be available on Tuesday April 21. Pre-order it via Dom Mart HERE.


All In All Tracklisting (vinyl)
01. Far From The Tree
02.Winters Song
03. All I Want
04. Interloper
05. Stealing Fire
06. Hands To Hold - Acoustic
07. Too Close For Comfort
08. Val
09. It’s Gone

Digital and CD bonus tracks

01. I Ain’t Gonna Be The First To Cry
02. Grace

BOB MOSES TOUR DATES
Thurs Feb 26 || Salon Zur Wilden Renate || Berlin, Germany
Fri Feb 27 || Venue TBA|| Boneca 2nd Birthday with Damian Lazarus & Lee Burridge || London, UK - SOLD OUT
Sat Feb 28 || Haiku || Paris, France
Sun Mar 1 || Le Sucre || Lyon, France
Fri Mar 13 || Buku Project || New Orleans, LA, USA
Wed Mar 18 || Resident Advisor @ SXSW || Austin, TX, USA

 

LISTEN TO DAN DEACON'S 'LEARNING TO RELAX'; SEE HIM ON HIS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Dan Deacon | 02/11/15

Image: DanDeaconannouncementFrankHamilton

Ahead of the release of his forthcoming album, Gliss Riffer, out February 24, 2015, Dan Deacon has shared 'Learning to Relax.' Listen to it below. It follows the release of the Andrew Jeffrey directed video for Gliss Riffer opening track 'Feel The Lightning.'

"Learning to Relax", a live favorite that took shape while being performed on the road last year in support of Arcade Fire, is yet another exploration of Deacon's newfound appreciation of tracks featuring predominate vocal melodies. It's one of the many songs on Gliss Riffer reveling in equal parts exuberant uncontained good times as well as dramatic flair. The same could be said for the "Learning to Relax" animation created by Alan Resnick, as described by the creator himself: "Two parallel columns of cubes are colored with complementary gradients. The cubes oscillate at faster and faster rates, which create the optical illusion of color mixing within elaborate visual patterns." 

Download the stems to “Learning to Relax” and ‘Feel the Lightning’ from Dan Deacon’s Soundcloud page

Deacon has also announced a North American April/May 2015 tour that will follow several sold out release week shows later this month in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. See a live stream of Deacon's set from Boiler Room in London next Tuesday, February 17th, at 2pm EST. More info here. All tour dates are listed below.

Deluxe Glass Riffer BackDeluxe Glass Riffer Front

A special pre-order is available now through Domino Mart that includes a limited edition red color vinyl (now SOLD OUT) and a limited edition 12” inflatable hand that features the Gliss Riffer hand from the album cover. Order it now from the Domino Mart and receive an instant download of ‘Feel the Lightning’ and ‘Learning to Relax.’ 

Dan Deacon tour dates:

02-16 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
02-18 Paris, FR – Le Divan Du Monde
02-19 Amsterdam, NL – Pardiso Noord
02-20 Berlin, DE - Schwuz
02-25 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade (sold out)
02-27 Los Angeles, CA - Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock  (sold out)
02-28 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel  (sold out)
04-04 Fresno, CA - Catacomb Party
04-07 Richmond, VA - Gallery 5
04-08 Charlottesville, VA - The Southern
04-09 Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
04-10 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
04-11 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
04-16 Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
04-17 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
04-18 Atlanta, GA - Mammal Gallery
04-21 New Orleans, LA - Republic New Orleans
04-23 Austin, TX - The Mohawk
04-24 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s
04-25 Dallas, TX - Tree’s
04-28 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
04-29 San Diego, CA - Casbah
05-01 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
05-05 Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
05-06 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
05-07 Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl
05-08 Seattle, WA - Neumos
05-09 Boise, ID - The Shredder
05-10 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
05-12 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre
05-13 Omaha, NE - The Slowdown
05-14 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
05-15 Madison, WI- High Noon Saloon
05-16 Chicago, IL- Thalia Hall
05-17 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
05-19 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
05-20 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
05-21 Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount
05-22 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
05-23 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall 

 

THE KILLS ANNOUNCE NEW US SUMMER TOUR DATES

The Kills | 02/10/15

Image: The Kills October 2014 live photo by Dana Yavin

This summer, The Kills will return to North America for a select run of tour dates across the Midwest and west coast with headlining shows in Detroit, Denver and Portland and two intimate performances at the El Rey in Los Angeles as well as at Glass House in Pomona, CA

All dates are below. Presale tickets for all headlining shows go on sale via Songkick Wednesday, February 11, following with general sale on Friday, February 13.

The band’s most recent album Blood Pressures, was released in 2011. Following the album release, 2014 was an eventful year for The Kills, which focused on touring, festivals, as well as their passion for visual art. Jamie Hince opened “Echo Home”, an exhibit of his photographic work at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York.  In addition to Jamie’s Photography, Alison Mosshart’s original painting on paper, canvas and fabric art were included in “Push It”, a 21-person group show devoted to female artists at ArtNowNY in April—some of which featured in the New York Times T Magazine.

The Kills are currently in the studio working on their fifth album and will announce festival performances in the coming months. 

The Kills Tour Dates

July 27th - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
July 28th - Pomona, CA @ Glass House
August 1st - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
August 3rd - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
August 5th - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
August 8th - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre

Get Blood Presssures via the Dom Mart here

 

HOT CHIP ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'WHY MAKE SENSE?' FOR MAY 19TH + HEAR FIRST TRACK 'HUARACHE LIGHTS'

Hot Chip | 02/10/15

Image: Hot Chip Why Make Sense announce

Hot Chip will release their sixth album, Why Make Sense?, on May 19th, 2015. Recorded in Oxfordshire and London, and produced by Hot Chip with Mark Ralph, Why Make Sense? is the band’s follow up to 2012’s critically acclaimed In Our Heads.

Watch the accompanying video for the Why Make Sense? album opener, Huarache Lights, based around a light installation by artist Robert Bell and filmed in one take by Andy Knowles below.

Why Make Sense? will be available on all standard formats as well as a Special Edition available for a limited time only, featuring a bonus Separate EP with 4 new tracks recorded during the album sessions. Pre-order the album from Dom Mart HERE and via iTunes HERE. All pre-orders come with an instant grat of Huarache Lights.

Why Make Sense? tracklisting is as follows:

1. Huarache Lights
2. Love Is The Future
3. Cry For You
4. Started Right
5. White Wine and Fried Chicken
6. Dark Night
7. Easy To Get
8. Need You Now
9. So Much Further To Go
10. Why Make Sense?

Separate EP:

1. Burning up
2. Separate
3. Move With Me
4. Re-harmonize

Hot Chip will be touring the US, UK & Europe in support of Why Make Sense? this May and June. Tickets for all US shows go on sale on February 13th, and all UK shows on February 14th. More live dates to be announced soon.

Full worldwide live dates with ticket links are as follows, with US dates in bold:

Saturday 21st Feb – UK: Gateshead: BBC Radio 6 Music Festival - sold out 
Tue 12 May - UK, Glasgow, Glasgow School of Art
Wed 13 May - UK, Manchester, Gorilla
Thu 14 May - UK, London, Oval Space
Sun 17 May - Belgium, Brussels, Les Nuits Botanique
Tue 19 May - Netherlands, Amsterdam, Tolhuistuin
Wed 20 May - Germany, Berlin, Heimathafen
Thu 21 May - France, Paris, La Gaite Lyrique

Mon 25 May – USA, George, WA, Sasquatch Festival
Tue 26 May – USA, Portland, OR, Roseland Theater
Thu 28 May – USA, Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre
Sat 30 May – USA, Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue
Sun 31 May – USA, Milwaukee, WI, Turner Hall Ballroom
Tue 2 June – USA, Detroit, MI, Majestic Theatre
Wed 3 June – Canada, Toronto, ON, Danforth Music Hall
Thu 4 June – USA, Boston, MA, House of Blues - Boston
Fri 5 June – USA, Washington, DC, Echostage
Fri 5 to Sun 7 June – USA, New York, NY, The Governors Ball Music Festival

Thu 18 June - Spain, Barcelona, Sonar By Day Festival
Fri 19 June - Spain, Barcelona, Sonar By Night Festival
Tue 11 Aug – USA, Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre (with !!!)
Fri 21 Aug - UK, Crickhowell, Green Man Festival

Hot Chip are Joe Goddard, Alexis Taylor, Felix Martin, Al Doyle and Owen Clarke.

 

VILLAGERS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM DARLING ARITHMETIC, OUT APRIL 13TH

Villagers | 02/02/15

Image: Villagers Darling Arithmetic announce

Darling Arithmetic is the third album from Villagers, released on April 14th 2015. The follow-up to Conor O’Brien’s debut, Becoming a Jackal, and its successor, Awayland - both hugely acclaimed and Mercury-nominated - is a breathtakingly beautiful, intimate album entirely about love and relationships.

Darling Arithmetic was written, recorded, produced and mixed by O’Brien at home - the loft of a converted farmhouse that he shares in the coastal town of Malahide to the north of Dublin - revealing a single-minded artist at the peak of his already considerable songwriting powers. It encompasses the various shades of feeling – desire, obsession, lust, loneliness and confusion, and deeper into philosophical and existential territory, across a cast of lovers, friends, family and even strangers. Backing up his supple and emoting vocal and guitar is the subtlest palate of instrumentation – piano, Mellotron (which accounts for the album’s occasional horn and cello tones) and brushes. O’Brien plays every instrument on these exquisite, melodic songs in a sparse, spacious, acoustic-leaning fashion. 

On Darling Arithmetic, O’Brien doesn’t only pare back his use of language but looks deep into his own heart and motives. The opening track and first single, ‘Courage’, concerns the most important kind of love – for yourself: “It took a little time to get where I wanted / It took a little time to get free / It took a little time to be honest / It took a little time to be me.

Watch the accompanying video directed by Niall Cullinane and Sean Leonard , below.

Now three albums in, Villagers is the front for playfulness and seriousness, mystery and revelation, an open-ended and flexible beast that can be anything its creator wants it to be. By going back to the root of songwriting, O’Brien has reinvented himself.

  

Darling Arithmetic will be available on CD (WIGCD330), LP (WIGLP330) and Digital (WIG330D). Pre-order the album on CD or LP through Domino Mart HERE and digitally through iTunes HERE. The digital pre-order comes with an instant download of ‘Courage’.

 

PANDA BEAR MEETS THE GRIM REAPER OUT TODAY; NEW US TOUR DATES ADDED; LITHOGRAPHS AVAILABLE AT SELECT INDIES

Panda Bear | 01/12/15

Image: Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper

Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, the new album from Noah Lennox a.k.a Panda Bear, is out today via digital and physical retailers. 

In addition to last week's Coachella announcement, Panda Bear today announces more US tour dates. Dates and venues below, with all new shows on sale this Thursday, Jan 15th. 

04-10 Las Vegas, NV - The Bunkhouse [Buy tickets]
04-11 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom [Buy tickets]
04-12 Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
04-14 San Francisco, CA - The Independent [Buy tickets]
04-15 Santa Cruz, CA - Coconut Grove Ballroom [Buy tickets]
04-16 Sonoma, CA - Gundlach Bundschu Winery [Buy tickets]
05-08 Nashville, TN - Exit/In [Buy tickets]
05-09 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel [Buy tickets]

For a limited time, Panda Bear's incredible show from the Dome at MoMA PS1 is streaming on loop via Boiler Room. Watch it here while you can! Make sure to also tune in tomorrow night to see him perform on NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Performances are available to view online shortly after the show airs. 

Listen to Panda Bear's recently released FACT mix here. He'll also make his live radio session debut on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic Thursday at 9am PST/12pm EST. Noah will also air a special mix and be interviewed about his career on Sirius XMU (Channel 35) this Friday 10am EST with replays at the Friday 4pm EST, Saturday 3am EST, 3pm EST, Sunday 9am EST and 6pm EST. 

And for some insight into the making of PBVSGR, listen to the Red Bull Music Academy Fireside Chat with Panda Bear here

To purchase Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper digitally, select your below retailer of choice. 

Amazon
Domino Mart
Google Play
iTunes
Streaming services 

The limited edition double sided 12"x12" lithograph featuring exclusive artwork from Marco Papiro and album lyrics is sold out of the Domino and Panda Bear online stores. However, purchase PBVSGR from one of these fine indie record stores listed below and you’ll receive the lithograph (while supplies last!).

Anniston, AL - CD Cellar
Asheville, NC - Harvest Records
Atlanta, GA - Criminal Records, Fantasyland, Wax N Facts
Austin, TX - End of An Ear, Waterloo
Boise, ID - The Record Exchange
Brooklyn, NY - Permanent Records
California - Amoeba (select locations), Rasputin (select locations), Streetlight (select locations)
Charleston, SC - Monster Music
Charlotte, NC - Lunchbox Records, Manifest Disc
Chicago, IL - Dave's, Laurie's Planet of Sound, Permanent, Reckless (select locations), Saki
Cincinnati, OH - Shake It
Claremont, CA - Rhino Records
Cleveland, OH - Music Saves
Columbus, OH - Magnolia Thunderpussy
Dallas, TX - Good Records
Dearborn, MI - Dearborn Music
Decatur, Georgia - Decatur CD
Denver, CO - Angelo's, Twist & Shout, Wax Trax
Durham, NC - Bull City Records
Encinitas, CA - Lou's Records
Eugene, OR - Skip's
Fords, NJ - Vintage Vinyl
Fort Lauderdale, FL - Radio Active
Georgia - Wuxtry (select locations)
Greenville, SC - Earshot, Horizon
Hattiesburg, MS - T-Bones
Houston, TX - Cactus
Idaho - Rockin' Rudy's
Indianapolis, IN - Luna Music
Kansas - Vinyl Renaissance (select locations)
Knoxville, TN - Disc Exhange, Wild Honey Records
Kutztown, PA - Young Ones
Lawrence, KS - Love Garden
Lexington, KY - CD Central
Long Beach, CA - Fingerprints
Los Angeles, CA - Vacation Vinyl
Louisville, KY - Guestroom Records
Madison, WI - Strictly Discs
Maine - Bull Moose (select locations)
Memphis, TN - Spin Street
Miami Beach, FL - Uncle Sam's
Miami, FL - Sweat Records
Minnesota - Electric Fetus (select locations)
Nashville, TN - Fond Object, Grimey's, The Groove
New Orleans, LA - Euclid Records, Peaches
New York, NY - Other Music
Normal, IL - Waiting Room
Nyack, NY - Kiam Records
Oklahoma City, OK - Guestroom
Omaha, NE - Homer's Music
Oregon - Everyday Music (select locations)
Orlando, FL - East West Records, Park Ave CDs
Oxford, MS - The End Of All Music
Petersburg, FL - Daddy Kool Records
Philadelphia, PA - Main Street Music, Repo Records
Phoenix, AZ - Revolver, Stinkweeds, Zia Records
Portland, OR - Jackpot, Music Millenium
Poughkeepsie, NY - Darkside Records
Princeton, NJ - Princeton Record Exchange
Raleigh, NC - School Kids
Richmond, VA - BK Music, Plan 9
Rochester, NY - Lakeshore Record Exchange, Record Archive
Roswell, GA - Mojo Vinyl
Royal Oaks, MI - Indy CD & Vinyl
Sacramento, CA - Dimple
Salt Lake City, UT - Graywhale
San Diego, CA - M-Theory
San Francisco, California - aQuarius
San Luis Obispo, CA - Boo Boo
Santa Rosa Beach, FL - Central Square
Seattle, WA - Easy Street, Sonic Boom
St Louis, MO - Euclid Records, Vintage Vinyl
Summit, NJ - Scottis Record Shop
Toledo, OH - Culture Clash
Tuscaloosa, AL - Oz Music
Ventura, CA - Salzer's
Washington - Everyday Music (select locations), Silver Platters (select locations)
Washington DC - Crooked Beat, Hill & Dale
West Babylon, NY - Looney Tunes
West Chester, PA - The Mad Platter
Wilmington, NC - Gravity Records
Winston-Salem, NC - Earshot
Wisconsin - Exlusive CO (select locations) 

 

NEW PANDA BEAR MEETS THE GRIM REAPER INTERACTIVE WEBSITE LIVE NOW; PLAYING JIMMY FALLON WED, JAN 14

Panda Bear | 01/07/15

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The brand new immersive PBVSGR.com interactive album preview website is now live, featuring an original soundtrack by Panda Bear and Sonic Boom, videos by Danny Perez and graphics by Marco Papiro, Patakk and Hugo Oliveira and other Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper curiosities. Head here to experience it yourself.

Panda Bear will be performing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon next Wednesday, Jan 14. Tune in to NBC from 11:35pm EST to see Panda Bear perform a song from Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper. Performances are available to view online shortly after the show airs. 

Panda Bear was recently announced as part of the 2015 Coachella lineup. For all tour dates, including both weekends of Coachella, see below. 

Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, the fifth studio album from Animal Collective founding member and critically acclaimed solo artist Noah Lennox, a.k.a. Panda Bear, will be out January 13, 2015. To pre-order your copy now, head here.

Panda Bear Tour Dates
1/11/15 – Queens, NY – MoMA PS1
3/4/15 - London, UK - Brixton Electric
3/5/15 - Brussels, Belgium - L’Orangerie
3/6/15 - Paris, France - Gaité Lyrique
3/8/15 - Zeewolde, The Netherlands - Where The Wild Things Are Festival
3/10/15 - Berlin, Germany - Certain People @ Berghain
3/11/15 - Lisbon, Portugal - Teatro Maria Matos
3/12/15 - Braga, Portugal – GNRation
4/12/15 – Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
4/19/15 – Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

 

 

PANDA BEAR PLAYING LIVE-STREAMED BOILER ROOM SHOW AT MOMA PS1, THIS SUNDAY, JAN 11

Panda Bear | 01/05/15

Image: Panda Bear photo by Fernanda Pereira

Panda Bear will be playing a very special show in NYC this coming Sunday, Jan 11. Presented by Boiler Room, and taking place in MoMA PS1’s VW Dome as part of their live program Sunday Sessions, the show will be backed by a one-off reproduction of art collaborator Danny Perez’s tour visual display, in surround in the Dome. The full broadcast will be available to stream online via Boiler Room here for those unable to attend in person. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here

Sunday Sessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America. Major support is provided by MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation.

Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, the fifth studio album from Animal Collective founding member and critically acclaimed solo artist Noah Lennox, a.k.a. Panda Bear, will be out January 13, 2015. To pre-order your copy, head here.

 

NEW PANDA BEAR SONGS TO PREMIERE VIA RADIO STATIONS GLOBALLY

Panda Bear | 01/02/15

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From the morning of this coming Sunday, Jan 4, radio stations across the world will begin to premiere tracks from Panda Bear’s forthcoming album Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, out Jan 13. Starting with ‘Sequential Circuits’ on Mary Anne Hobbs’ BBC 6 show, airing from 7am-10am GMT this Sunday, each to-date-unheard track from the album will premiere with a different radio station, in countries as far flung as Colombia, Australia, and Portugal, in the sequence they appear on the album.

A world map with premiere details for each track, including radio station, premiere timing, and links to listen live, can be found here.

Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper will be out in the United States on Jan 13. To pre-order your copy of the album, head here

 

WATCH PANDA BEAR'S 'BOYS LATIN' VIDEO; PBVSGR AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

Panda Bear | 12/12/14

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The hallucinatory yet heartfelt video for Panda Bear’s ‘Boys Latin’ premiered today via Adult Swim. You can watch it below or here. 

The ‘Boys Latin’ video was directed by Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch, the duo behind videos for Bjork's ‘Wanderlust’ and Grizzly Bear's ‘Knife’. Their SF-based studio, Encyclopedia Pictura, animated the video in 3D over the course of 4 months. The story of a young woman out for a hike along a coastal tide pool turns unreal when her encounter with a sea anemone triggers a phantasmagorical reaction. She meets a man who seems to be in a similar predicament, and together they start a family of sorts. 

Director Isaiah Saxon explained it this way: "We tried hard to bring out the vibe of that alternating melody that Noah is singing. We wondered what that should look and feel like from a synesthesia perspective. We've always believed that shapes and forms themselves have emotional meaning. For example, round things are often cute and non-threatening, while spiky things usually seem dangerous. We ran with that idea by creating these dynamic forms that grow out of our characters as they deal with their emotions."

Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, the fifth studio album from Animal Collective founding member and critically acclaimed solo artist Noah Lennox, a.ka. Panda Bear, will be out January 13, 2015.

For information on formats, and to pre-order the album, head here. All pre-orders from Domino, the Animal Collective store, or iTunes include an instant download of 'Boys Latin' and Mr Noah EP.

Panda Bear Tour Dates
03-04 London, UK - Brixton Electric
03-05 Brussels, BE - L’Orangerie
03-06 Paris, FR - Gaité Lyrique
08-08 Zeewolde, NL - Where The Wild Things Are Festival
03-10 Berlin, DE - Certain People @ Berghain
03-11 Lisbon, PT - Teatro Maria Matos
03-12 Braga, PT - GNRation

Visit Panda Bear’s new website PBVSGR.com and sign up if you dare. 

 

DAN DEACON ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM 'GLISS RIFFER', OUT FEB 23RD; SHARES VIDEO FOR 'FEEL THE LIGHTNING'

Dan Deacon | 12/11/14

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Gliss Riffer, the new album from Dan Deacon, will be out February 24, 2015 (North America) / February 23, 2015 (rest of the world).

Gliss Riffer marks new territory for Deacon who, following up on the release of his large ensemble-based recordings - 2009’s Bromst and 2012’s America - decided to return to a simpler way of writing and recording, similar to that of 2007’s Spiderman of the Rings, which has resulted in this self-produced album.

Despite being predominately electronic, Gliss Riffer’s sonic palette is informed by his post-Spiderman of the Rings material. The Disklavier, a MIDI-fed player piano first heard on Bromst, is present here. Cross-rhythms suggestive of America’s orchestral songs and Deacon’s art music work (including a Carnegie Hall performance and film score for Francis Ford Coppola) are also in evidence.  While Gliss Riffer may contain all the instrumental layering we’ve come to expect, this album also marks a newfound appreciation for Deacon’s own vocals, as evidenced on the lead track ‘Feel the Lightning.’ Yes, the female voice is Deacon too.

Watch the Andrew Jeffrey Wright of All Ages Production-directed video for ‘Feel The Lightning’ below or here.
 

Gliss Riffer will be available on CD, LP, and digitally. A special pre-order, as pictured below, is available now through Domino Mart that includes a limited edition red color vinyl (limited to 777) and a limited edition 12” inflatable hand that features the Gliss Riffer hand from the album cover. Order it now from Domino Mart or digitally from iTunes and receive an instant download of ‘Feel the Lightning’.

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After spending this past year supporting Arcade Fire on their North American headlining arena tour, Deacon has announced a string of headlining shows in support of the forthcoming album. All dates are below. Don't forget to check out his new website at dandeacon.com

Dan Deacon Tour Dates
Dec 11 San Francisco, CA - The Exploratorium (sold out)
Jan 18 Hobart, TAS - Mona Foma Festival [Buy tickets]
Jan 22 Sydney, AUS - The Aurora (Sydney Festival) [Buy tickets]
Jan 24 Melbourne, AUS - Sugar Mountain Festival [Buy tickets]
Jan 25 Brisbane, AUS - The Brightside [Buy tickets]
Feb 16 London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall [Buy tickets]
Feb 18 Paris, FR - Le Divan Du Monde [Buy tickets]
Feb 19 Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Noord [Buy tickets]
Feb 20 Berlin, DE - Schwuz [Buy tickets]
Feb 25 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade  [Buy tickets]
Feb 27 Los Angeles, CA - Center for the Arts Eagle Rock  [Buy tickets]
Feb 28 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel (Noise Pop) [Buy tickets]

Gliss Riffer Tracklisting
1. Feel the Lightning
2. Sheathed Wings
3. When I Was Done Dying
4. Meme Generator
5. Mind On Fire
6. Learning to Relax
7. Take it to the Max
8. Steely Blues

 

MATTHEW E. WHITE TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, 'FRESH BLOOD' ON MARCH 10, 2015

Matthew E. White | 12/10/14

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On March 10, Richmond, Virginia-based singer, songwriter, bandleader, and musical polymath, Matthew E. White will release Fresh Blood, the follow-up to his debut, Big Inner.  Produced by White and Spacebomb partner Trey Pollard, and mixed by Pat Dillett (David Byrne, Nile Rodgers), Fresh Blood marks the next chapter of White’s Richmond, VA-based Spacebomb -- an analog studio, record label and production house with in-house strings, horns and a choir at his behest.  Fresh Blood is a bracing, beguiling record and a bold advance for White - a record that feels like the brilliant bloom to Big Inner’s striking bud.  White has also confirmed 2 very different but complimentary launch shows, the first at Brooklyn’s BRIC House on March 3, where he’ll premiere Fresh Blood with a 30-piece orchestra and the second is a special intimate solo album release show at St Luke’s in London on March 10 (which mirrors the Fresh Blood; No Skin version of the album detailed below).

Watch the new trailer, which was filmed in Super 8 and features a clip of the song "Tranquility", a tribute to actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, here.

To backtrack, briefly: In 2009, White and his friends established Spacebomb to turn the tunes of songwriters they liked into grandiose, graceful statements.  To demonstrate the Spacebomb ideal, White and his wide cast of musicians - possessing a vast knowledge that could pivot from the gusto of New Orleans to the verve of Detroit, from tube-amp rock to hi-fi pop - recorded a few songs he’d pieced together and called it Big Inner, hoping to show other songwriters how the system would work. In the 18 months that followed the release, White toured America and Europe extensively, sharing the stage with St. Vincent, The National, The Mountain Goats, She & Him, among many others, and signed with Domino to release Big Inner worldwide.  White played major festivals, including Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, Primavera, and more, and Big Inner earned five stars in The Guardian and a spot on its year-end list, plus those of Pitchfork, Consequence of Sound, and others. Uncut called it “one of the great albums of modern Americana,” and Paste deemed White’s ensemble as the #1 “Best New Band” of 2012.

If the first album had been serendipity, every step of Fresh Blood was to be deliberate, from his co-writing sessions with longtime friend and former bandmate Andy Jenkins to his steady arrangement brainstorms with the trusted Spacebomb house band—bassist Cameron Ralston, drummer Pinson Chanselle and guitarist Trey Pollard.  Simultaneously recognizing the trouble and delight that life can bring, these 10 original new songs of Fresh Blood are guides for times of joy, agony and the middle distance where we most often linger.

Fresh Blood will be available on CD (WIGCD309), LP (WIGLP309) and via digital download (WIG309D)– there is also a special edition of the album, which is a deluxe double LP gatefold heavyweight vinyl (WIGLP309X) containing a bonus LP titled Fresh Blood: No Skin – a complete new full length minimalist mix of the full album, minus strings/horns or choir.  You can pre-order Fresh Blood via iTunes and DomMart.

Fresh Blood tracklist:
01.  Take Care My Baby
02.  Rock & Roll Is Cold
03.  Fruit Trees
04.  Holy Moly
05.  Circle ‘Round The Sun
06.  Feeling Good Is Good Enough
07.  Tranquility
08.  Golden Robes
09.  Vision
10.  Love Is Deep

Live dates:
Marc 3 - Brooklyn, NY @ BRIC  (with 30-piece orchestra)
March 9 - Paris, France @ New Morning (solo)
March 10 - London, UK @ St Lukes (solo)

Matthew E. White on the Web
http://www.freshblood.net
http://www.matthewewhite.com/
http://www.twitter.com/amattwhitejoint
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Matthew-E-White

 

ALL WE ARE SHARE VIDEO FOR 'KEEP ME ALIVE'

All We Are | 12/03/14

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Liverpool’s All We Are have revealed their new single ‘Keep Me Alive’ - a soaring, standout track from their forthcoming self-titled debut LP, and live favorite, that shows a new depth to their songwriting. The single will be out Feb 3 on Double Six / Domino – the same day as their debut self-titled album release. 

Directed by Abbie Stephens, the accompanying, striking video captures the trio immersed in nature in an abandoned stately home where a surreal edge takes hold. Watch it HERE.

Following tours with Jungle, Warpaint and London Grammar, in 2015 the band will be taking their mesmerizing live show to Europe with a string of headline shows. 

For UK/EU tour dates and ticket links, head here.  

All We Are will be available on CD, LP, and digitally on Feb 3rd. A limited edition LP featuring a bonus 7” with the tracks ‘Reach’ and ‘Just Give It To Me’ will be available through Dom Mart. Pre-order the album on physical formats through Dom Mart HERE and digitally through iTunes HERE. All pre-orders come with instant downloads of ‘I Wear You’, ‘Feel Safe’ and ‘Keep Me Alive’.

 

HOOKWORMS SHARE 'RADIO TOKYO' VIDEO; ANNOUNCE US TOUR DATES

Hookworms | 12/02/14

Image: Hookworms Admat US Tour

There is Hookworms live and then there is Hookworms on record. As the flood of acclaim around their second album The Hum testifies, both are equally thrilling sides of one coin. The Leeds five-piece mix power with finesse in the studio, each revolution of their visceral protopunk-wired repetition rock an exercise in nuance versus tumult. Onstage, though, they induce a form of sensory overload that brands black onto the brain. Directed by Sam Wiehl, their new video for “Radio Tokyo” captures the audio and visual intensity of the band, glottal stabs of light punctuating the darkness they shroud themselves in while performing. Watch the video for “Radio Tokyo” HERE.

Hookworms have also announced a slew of live dates, including their largest headline slots yet in the UK and a supporting show for Slowdive in London. The band is also making a long-awaited trip to the US next spring for their first proper run of shows since 2013’s debut at New York’s CMJ, where they were called one of the fest’s “most intense acts” by NPR with a live set that the New York Times called “one big, mutable wallop, angry and obsessive and euphoric.”

Fans can purchase The Hum via iTunes HERE and Weird World HERE, with all new tour dates below.

Hookworms 2014-2015 International Tour Dates
Dec 6 - Cluny 2 - Newcastle, UK - SOLD OUT
Dec 20 - The Forum [tickets] - London, UK #
Feb 28 - Stereo [tickets] - Glasgow, UK
Dec 20 - The Forum [tickets] - London, UK #
Feb 28 - Stereo [tickets] - Glasgow, UK
Mar 1 - Sound Control [tickets] - Manchester, UK
Mar 21 - Oval Space [tickets] - London, UK
Mar 22 - Rescue Rooms [tickets] - Nottingham, UK

Apr 4 - The Constellation Room [tickets] - Santa Ana, CA *
Apr 5 - The Echo [tickets] - Los Angeles, CA *
Apr 6 - The Rickshaw Stop [tickets] - San Francisco, CA *
Apr 8 - Sunset Tavern [tickets] - Seattle, WA *
Apr 10 - Empty Bottle [tickets] - Chicago, IL
Apr 11 - UFO Factory [tickets] - Detroit, MI
Apr 12 - Silver Dollar [tickets] - Toronto, ON
Apr 13 - Casa del Popolo [tickets] - Montreal, QC
Apr 15 - Black Box AT underground Arts [tickets] - Philadelphia, PA
Apr 16 - DC9 [tickets] - Washington, DC
Apr 17 - Rough Trade [tickets] - Brooklyn, NY
Apr 18 - Palisades [tickets] - Brooklyn, NY 

# with Slowdive
* with Disappears

“A noisy, Technicolor, garage-rock nightmare . . . Hookworms have a knack for spanning several moods within a single song — juxtaposing raging screams with plaintive singing, garage rock riffs with staticky noise, danceable rhythms and pulseless drones.” Rolling Stone [Artist You Need To Know]

“Bass guitar and droning organ sounds connect the beat to the tendrils of noise and rip curls of guitar feedback and synth sounds that skim across the surfaces, before flying upward and outward, adjoining headier sounds with the sonic terror of heavy shoegaze . . . one false move, and these kids would blast through the roof of any venue foolhardy enough to think they could be contained.” NPR

 

 

 

JON HOPKINS - REDDIT AMA; BBC RADIO 1 ESSENTIAL MIX; PLAYING FIXED 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Jon Hopkins | 11/19/14

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Jon Hopkins' 'Asleep Versions' EP, composed of four decelerated, dreamlike re-imaginings of tracks from the Mercury-nominated Immunity and intended to be heard as one, single 25-minute piece, is out now. To celebrate its release, Hopkins will be playing a one-off show in Brooklyn, NY this coming Friday, November 21st. His set will be part of the FIXED 10 Year Anniversary party, tickets available here

The following day, Saturday November 22nd, Jon will be participating in his first Reddit 'Ask Me Anything', at 3pm PST / 6pm EST / 11pm BST. Fans will be able to send in questions live via the Reddit r/electronicmusic forum. The live link for the AMA will be provided on Saturday afternoon, stay tuned via Domino and Jon Hopkins socials. 

Also going down on Saturday - Jon's first Essential Mix, for BBC's Radio 1. Tune in live Friday 8pm-10pm PST / Friday 11pm-1am EST / Saturday 4-6am GMT on BBC Radio 1 or listen to the archived mix via the BBC website here

JON HOPKINS TOUR DATES:
Fri. Nov. 21 - Brooklyn, NY @ Output (FIXED 10th Anniversary)
Thu. Dec. 4 - Brighton, UK @ Brighton Dome
Fri. Dec. 12 - Manchester, UK @ The Warehouse Project - SOLD OUT
Tue. Dec. 16 - Cape Town, ZA @ Sónar Cape Town
Mon. Jan. 26 – Auckland, NZ @ Laneway Festival
Sat. Jan. 31 – Brisbane, AU @ Laneway Festival
Sun. Feb. 1 – Sydney, AU @ Laneway Festival
Fri. Feb. 6 @ Adelaide, AU @ Laneway Festival
Sat. Feb. 7 – Melbourne, AU @ Laneway Festival
Sun. Feb. 8 – Freemantle, AU @ Laneway Festival
Fri. April 24 - London, UK @ Brixton Academy 

PURCHASE “ASLEEP VERSIONS” EP:
via Domino
via iTunes 
via Amazon 

 

OWEN PALLETT PREMIERES NEW VIDEO FOR 'IN CONFLICT' VIA NOWNESS

Owen Pallett | 11/04/14

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In Conflict, the title track from Owen Pallett’s critically acclaimed recent album, now has an accompanying video. It was directed by Jason Last & Jaime Rubiano, and premiered via Nowness today. Watch it HERE

Owen Pallett has just announced a string of North American dates for 2015, which will take in a headlining show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. All dates below. For tickets, head here.

OWEN PALLETT NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES 

01.22.15 Olympic Community Hall @ In The Dead Of Winter Music Festival, Halifax, NS
01.25.15 The RockHouse, St. Johns, NL
01.29.15 Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
01.31.15 Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON **MATINEE SHOW
01.31.15 Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON **EVENING SHOW
02.06.15 Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Kingston, ON
02.08.15 Studio Theatre Salle Andre-mathieu, Laval, QC

 

WILD BEASTS SHARE VIDEO FOR 'PALACE'

Wild Beasts | 11/04/14

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Today Wild Beasts have shared a video for ‘Palace’, from Present Tense. The video was filmed by Alex Turvey. Singer Tom Fleming explains the concept behind the video:

‘The idea was to match the feel of a cheap game show with the content of a rather cruel psychological experiment. The content was unknown to us before the shoot; we were kept in a closed room until we were filmed, one by one, in a single take. What you see is us being introduced to the content for the first time and our genuine reactions to the objects and people involved. We wanted to make something that felt like an event and a sort of project, rather than what passes for a traditional music video.’

Present Tense – Special Edition, featuring the original album augmented by a bonus disc of remix material from artists including Factory Floor, Juan Atkins, Lone, East India Youth, Sohn as well as a brand new remix of ‘Palace’ from Foals, is available to purchase now.

Wild Beasts will also be performing at the O2 in London as special guests to The National on November 26. Full live dates are as follows:

November 5: V-Hall, Seoul, South Korea

November 7: Mongkol RCA, Bangkok, Thailand

November 8: Beep Studios, Singapore

November 9: The Bee, Kuala Lumper, Malaysia

November 12: Q4, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

November 14: Tango, Beijing, China

November 15: QSW – Q Hall, Shanghai, China

November 21: Electronic Beats Festival, Leipzig, Täubchenthal, Germany (with Warpaint)

November 26: The O2, London, UK (with The National)

December 11: Canal Mill, Leeds, UK – Soft Future – with East India Youth, Evian Christ (DJ), Nathan Fake, Fryars & Forest Swords (DJ)

 

Watch the band’s live performance of ‘A Simple Beautiful Truth’ filmed for NPR in Grand Central Station during their trip to the USA this summer, HERE

Watch Wild Beasts perform 'Wanderlust', 'Mecca' and 'Daughters' at the recent Pitchfork Festival in Chicago, USA, HERE.

 

WATCH AVEY TARE'S SLASHER FLICKS 'CATCHY (WAS CONTAGIOUS)' SHORT FILM

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks | 10/30/14

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Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks are proud to share the short film for ‘Catchy (Was Contagious),’ from their debut album ‘Enter The Slasher House released earlier this year. The tense, eerie 9 minute short is inspired by early black & white horror films, and finds its perfect soundtrack in the supernatural sounds of Slasher Flicks. 

Watch the video below:

The video for ‘Catchy (Was Contagious)’ was directed by Abigail Portner, with Giovanni Ribisi working in the role of Director of Photography. It was shot in and around Atwater, Los Angeles, in August. 

“I wanted to make a video that referenced old horror movies from the 1950s Universal horror era. I am obsessed with movies like The Third Man, Truffaut’s 400 Blows and Ingmar Bergman’s films. I wanted it to have the style of classic old LA so we used the LA river and the neighborhoods surrounding it as locations. The movie Them from the 1940s was shot on the LA river and I wanted it to have that feel also. Parts of Grease and Chinatown were filmed there too. The videos I make for Animal Collective and my own personal style is pretty specific so it was great to work with Giovanni because I feel like he just got it. We were on the same page thematically, reference-wise and with regards to the style of filming and our goal - to create something that has a classic, pretty 1950’s feel to it but the undertone is still very dark.” – Abigail Portner on ‘Catchy (Was Contagious)’ 

The short film will have its live premiere tonight, prior to Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks’ set at the Haunted Hotel Bash at the Ace Hotel, Los Angeles. In addition, the Halloween party will feature a screening of John Carpenter’s horror classic Halloween; DJ sets by Zach Cowie (Wooden Wisdom), Amason (Miike Snow), Clifton Weaver (Funky Sole), and Neil Schield (Origami Vinyl); and visuals by Abigail Portner. More info here.

Listen to a Halloween-themed playlist by the band here

Watch the band’s full live set at this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival here.

‘Catchy (Was Contagious)’ Production Credits
Producer - Stellascope
Production Manager - Cody Moore
Director - Abigail Portner
Dir Photography - Giovanni Ribisi 

‘Catchy (Was Contagious)’ Cast
Boy - Cosimo Hansen
Werewolf  - Sean Pecknold
Balloon Girl  - Tuesday Hansen
Mom – Haley Pearl
Shop Owners- David Portner & Angel Deradoorian
Frankenstein – Travis Clark
Creature From The Black Lagoon – Abigail Portner
Invisible Man – Sam Muller 

 

STREAM HOOKWORMS' 'OFF SCREEN', FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM 'THE HUM'

Hookworms | 10/23/14

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With The Hum getting louder and the release of Hookworms’ second album only a few weeks away - November 11th to be precise - the strongly independent group have this week been sharing their track ‘Off Screen’ via the websites of some of the country’s best independent record stores. From Tuesday, the track has been exclusively streaming via the websites of Other Music, In Sound, and End Of An Ear.  

Today, you can listen to “Off Screen” here.

You can pre-order The Hum via Weird World or iTunes

For more information, head to the Weird World site.

 

THE GO-BETWEENS: THE STORY OF THE GRANT MCLENNAN BOOK CLUB

The Go Betweens | 10/23/14

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There was a time where being a Go-Betweens fan meant to be part of an inadvertent secret club.  To establish with a new acquaintance that common connection was a social and musical shorthand to understanding one another, that you’d met a worthy conversant at the least but quite possibly a lifelong friend as well.  And it wasn’t willful elitism or snobbery: The Go-Betweens were "the secret" fans wanted to share with the world and continue to do so, even today.  And I can’t help but think that it was this spirit of sharing and mutual respect between the band and their fans that inspired “The Grant McLennan Book Club”.

How this came to pass was that Grant’s books had been collected and stored since his passing in 2006.  As we were getting into the thick of assembling G Stands For Go-Betweens Volume One, Grant’s son, Nathan, approached and asked Robert Forster what he thought should be done with the books.   In a moment of inspiration, Robert wondered aloud how great it would be if we could actually share this collection with fans, like how you would give a good book to a friend after you’ve finished reading it, not necessarily worried about its return.

An idea was born and, with Nathan’s blessing and generosity, some 30-odd boxes began their journey from Queensland to the Domino warehouse in London. While there was no doubting Grant’s taste, we didn’t know what we were getting, to be honest.  Cracking opening the boxes, we were pleased to find a number of surprises.  Firstly, a good number of the books bore an inscription in the front pages, usually in the form of Grant’s signature along with the city and the date of the purchase.  And then of course was the books themselves, a wide array of hardback first edition novels, paperbacks, poetry books, biographies, art folios… 1800 in all.

So, the first 600 folks that have ordered G Stands For Go-Betweens Volume One will be receiving one of these books, along with a bookmark signed by Robert Forster, ceremonially certifying the veracity of the books’ origins.  There will be a forum for folks to congregate at www.go-betweens.net, share their box number, the book received with their box, and as much detail on the book you care to share, like any good book club should.

Now, some of you that are paying closer attention have probably noticed that while the offering was only for the first six hundred orders, that suspiciously leaves another 1200 books unspoken for.  What’s the deal?  I suppose you’re going to have to wait and see what’s to come after Volume One.

Order G Stands For Go-Betweens Volume One HERE.

Listen to the classic singles "Cattle And Cane" and "Part Company" HERE.

Watch the video for "Cattle And Cane" HERE.

For a complete tracklist and in-depth information on this release, please visit the following:

http://dominorecordco.com/gobetweens/

www.go-betweens.net

 

PANDA BEAR ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM 'PANDA BEAR MEETS THE GRIM REAPER'; PRE-ORDER TODAY; WATCH VIDEO FOR 'MR NOAH'

Panda Bear | 10/22/14

Image: Panda Bear PSVSGR Announce

Today, we are pleased to announce the forthcoming release of Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, the fifth studio album from Animal Collective founding member and critically acclaimed solo artist Noah Lennox, a.ka. Panda Bear. Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper will be out January 13 in the United States via Domino. 

Mr Noah, the album’s first single, comes to you today via the premiere of an AB/CD/CD directed video, VIEW HERE. Also available today is the Mr Noah EP, a 4-song standalone EP featuring the single, plus 3 new tracks that will not be on the forthcoming album.

Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper will be available in Standard CD and 2xLP formats, and Limited Edition Deluxe 2xCD and 3xLP formats. The Limited Edition Deluxe 2xCD and 3xLP includes the 4-song Mr Noah EP in addition to the album in deluxe packaging. Exclusive bundles that include a limited edition T-shirt and lithograph are available via the Animal Collective webstore. All pre-orders come with an instant download of the Mr Noah EP. The exclusive iTunes pre-order of the album (coming soon) comes with the EP as instant gratification tracks.  

WATCH THE MR NOAH VIDEO HERE

PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM HERE

Mr Noah EP Tracklisting

1. Mr Noah
2. Faces In The Crowd
3. Untying The Knot
4. This Side Of Paradise 

Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper Tracklisting

1. Sequential Circuits
2. Mr Noah
3. Davy Jones’ Locker
4. Crosswords
5. Butcher Baker Candlestick Maker
6. Boys Latin
7. Come To Your Senses
8. Tropic Of Cancer
9. Shadow Of The Colossus
10. Lonely Wanderer
11. Principe Real
12. Selfish Gene
13. Acid Wash

For more information, head to Panda Bear’s new website PBVSGR.com and sign up if you dare. 

 

 

PEAKING LIGHTS SHARE VIDEO FOR 'EVERYONE AND US'

Peaking Lights | 10/22/14

Image: Peaking Lights - Single Artwork

Peaking Lights have revealed the video for album standout 'Everyone And Us', off the recently-released album 'Cosmic Logic'. 

To watch the video, and for more information, head to the Weird World site. 

 

ARCHIE BRONSON OUTFIT SHARE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE "TWO DOVES ON A LAKE"

Archie Bronson Outfit | 10/20/14

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Archie Bronson Outfit have unveiled the video to Wild Crush stand-out, Two Doves On A Lake. 

Two Doves On A Lake is taken from their recent fourth album, Wild Crush, which was recorded in their home-town of Bath and released in May of this year. 

The fantastically technicolour illustrated video was directed by renowned artist Stevie Gee – www.steviegee.com - who also designed the sleeve for the album, Wild Crush.

Asked about the video, Arp Cleveland from the band described it as:

Ass shaking, cobra baiting, mutha fuckaz gyrating. Wheelie Riding, fluffers fluffing, axes hatching, Two Doves flying.



For more information, or to purchase Wild Crush, head to the Dom Mart.  

 

THE KILLS US TOUR DATES START OCT 22; LIVE-STREAM SEATTLE SHOW ON OCT 27

The Kills | 10/13/14

Image: The Kills October 2014 live photo by Dana Yavin

The Kills have teamed up with Live Nation and Yahoo to live-stream their October 27, 2014 concert live from the Neptune Theater in Seattle, WA. Fans can tune in here on October 27 at 9:00PM PT. Fans will also have the ability to stream the concert wherever they are through Yahoo Screen on iOS, Android, mobile Web, desktop, and Smart TV platforms including Apple TV, Roku, and Xbox 360. 

The Seattle show is part of the band’s select run of tour dates throughout October. Starting October 22, the band will play headlining shows in Philadelphia, Portland and a sold-out show in San Francisco culminating on Halloween in Los Angeles supporting Queens of the Stone Age. All dates are below. 

Jamie and Alison will play a short set at The Open Road Aperture Foundation Benefit PartyOct. 21 at Terminal 5 in New York, an evening of art and entertainment in tribute to Robert Frank, which also features an original performance by Alec Soth, Billy Bragg, and Joe Purdy. For more information and to purchase tickets, head here. The band will also headline the Champion CMJ showcase on October 23 at the Bowery Ballroom in New York.

The Kills Fall Tour Dates
10/21 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5 - The Open Road Aperture Foundation Benefit Party
10/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
10/23 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom – Champion CMJ showcase (SOLD OUT)
10/26 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
10/27 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
10/28 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
10/29 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore (SOLD OUT)
10/31 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum (w/ Queens of the Stone Age) 

The Kills’ 2011 album Blood Pressures is out now on Domino. Get it here.  

The Kills live photo by Dana Yavin.

 

PEAKING LIGHTS STREAM NEW ALBUM 'COSMIC LOGIC'; PLAYING NYC + LA RELEASE SHOWS

Peaking Lights | 10/01/14

Image: Peaking Lights

LA’s Peaking Lights, the husband-wife duo of Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis, release their fourth full-length album ‘Cosmic Logic’ next Tuesday in the United States. The album is now streaming for a limited time via the Cosmic Logic website here.

Peaking Lights will be playing a handful of rare shows to celebrate the release of ‘Cosmic Logic’. Dates below.

For more information on Peaking Lights, head to the Weird World site. 

PEAKING LIGHTS NORTH AMERICAN DATES
Thurs Oct 2 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY – with Real Estate
Fri Oct 3 – Other Music – New York, NY – Live In-Store Performance – 9pm
Fri Oct 3 – Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY – Late Show – 12pm
Sat Oct 4 – Modern Sky Festival, Central Park – New York, NY – as part of ATOMIC BOMB! The Music Of William Onyeabor
Sat Oct 11 – Los Globos – Los Angeles, CA – Record Release Party w/ Animal Collective DJs, Nite Jewel, Awesome Tapes From Africa, and more…

 

G STANDS FOR GO-BETWEENS: VOLUME 1 1978-1984

The Go Betweens | 10/01/14

Image: Go Betweens press shot B&W

The Domino Recording Company is honoured to announce the upcoming release of an extraordinary anthology for one of the most beloved and influential Australian groups of all-time, The Go-BetweensG Stands For Go-Betweens Volume One extensively documents the band’s origins in an ambitious box containing four vinyl albums, four compact discs and an extensive 112-page book, featuring a trove of archival photos and extensive historical liner notes from founding member Robert Forster, along with additional pieces from guest essayists, fans and contemporaries.

The box set captures the band’s output from 1978 through 1984 and includes the first vinyl re-pressings of their first three studio albums in over thirty years (Send Me A Lullaby, Before Hollywood & Spring Hill Fair), all re-mastered from the original analogue tapes. G Stands For Go-Betweens also brings together their early classic and collectible singles together on a fourth vinyl LP entitled The First Five Singles featuring new artwork from its creators. Additionally, the set comes with four compact discs of rare, hard-to-find and unreleased demos, recordings, radio sessions and a complete live concert radio broadcast from 1982. If that’s not enough, the set comes with a silkscreen of their first promotional poster for their debut single, “Lee Remick", as well as a reproduction of their very first press release from their own Able Label.

For a complete tracklist and in-depth information on this release, please visit the following: http://dominorecordco.com/gobetweens/

We will begin taking pre-orders for this very special limited edition release today and will continue to do so until October 31st.  While a very small overrun may be made available to a few select retail outlets at a later date, this is a deluxe limited package and we will only be pressing this very special collection once.  The only way to guarantee your own copy is to order from Domino Mart HERE.  The stock is estimated to be delivered to customers at the beginning of January.

But here’s the special part: the first 600 orders will get a randomly selected book from the late Grant McLennan’s personal literary collection along with a specially-printed bookmark signed by Robert Forster, certifying their veracity. These books were collected by Grant through his lifetime and some were signed and dated by him on purchase (though no guarantee that every book will have said inscription...it will be the luck of the draw). Recipients will be invited to join the Grant McLennan Book Club over at www.go-betweens.net to share anecdotes and book reports on the copies they receive.

The Go-Betweens were formed by Robert Forster and Grant McLennan in Brisbane, Australia in 1978 while studying at the University of Queensland. The duo, augmented by various drummers and guests, recorded a series of acclaimed singles for seminal Australian labels such as their own Able Label and Missing Link. After a sojourn to London and Glasgow that led to their brief relationship with the legendary Postcard label, they were joined by their more permanent rhythmic counterpart, drummer Lindy Morrison, upon their return home prior to recording their debut album, Send Me A Lullaby. That release brought them to the attention of Rough Trade and a lengthy re-location to London. It was then the band recorded their breakthrough album, Before Hollywood. Produced by John Brand (Aztec Camera, The Waterboys), the album contains some of the group’s most beloved recordings, including McLennan’s “Cattle And Cane” and Forster’s “By Chance”. Shortly thereafter, McLennan would hand off bass playing duties to new member Robert Vickers, who joined the group prior to the recording of Spring Hill Fair.

During their initial phase, the group went on to record three additional albums for Beggars Banquet before splitting up in 1989 in spite of their greatest commercial success with the album 16 Lovers Lane. Forster and McLennan went on to extensive solo careers before reuniting in 2000 and making three more Go-Betweens album together, including the ARIA-winning finalé, Oceans Apart. Sadly, the reunion came to a sudden end when McLennan passed away on May 6th, 2006 from a heart attack and The Go-Betweens disbanded for good.

It would be hard to overstate the shadows cast across the musical landscape of the last three decades by the Go-Betweens’ self-ascribed “striped sunlight sound”. The duo of McLennan and Forster ranks alongside the best of the best songwriting partnerships, influencing younger musicians both expected (such as Belle & Sebastian who reference the group on “Shoot The Sexual Athlete”) and unexpected (as with the late, great Jay Reatard’s fiery cover of “Don’t Let Him Come Back”). This anthology is sure to provide inspiration to a new generation of musicians while providing a very special personal experience for the existing fans.

 
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