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DEV HYNES TO PERFORM 'PALO ALTO' SCORE LIVE; STREAMS "FRED DRIVES" FROM THE SCORE

Blood Orange | 08/07/14

Image: Palo Alto

Devonté Hynes has announced a special performance of his score to Gia Coppola’s new film Palo Alto at BRIC House on October 9, 2014. Presented in partnership with the Wordless Music series, Hynes will perform his score live in tandem with a screening of Palo Alto, which stars and is based on James Franco’s short stories chronicling a group of rebellious high school teenagers and their experiences with drugs, alcohol, sex, and violence.

Tickets will be available to BRIC Members via pre-sale on Tuesday, August 12 at 12pm EDT, with general on-sale happening Tuesday August 19 at 12pm EDT. You can get tickets here

For more information on BRIC House or this special performance, please head to the BRIC site

Hynes' score for Palo Alto is out now in digital and physical formats on Domino. In celebration, the track 'Fred Drives', an original composition by Hynes for the soundtrack, is now streaming here

Get the Palo Alto original score, by Devonté Hynes, via iTunes here, or via the Domino Mart here

BLOOD ORANGE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

08-16  New York, NY - Central Park Summerstage

08-21  Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at Ace Hotel

08-24 Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest

 

AUSTRA SHARE VIDEO FOR 'DOEPFER'; 'HABITAT' EP OUT NOW

Austra | 08/05/14

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Following on from videos for EP tracks ‘Habitat’ and ‘Hulluu’, Austra are pleased to share a video for ‘Doepfer’. Directed by Adrienne Crossman and filmed in various locations around Toronto, the ‘Doepfer’ video premiered with THUMP today and can be viewed here.

Made up of footage taken in Toronto and Berlin, the video for Austra’s Doepfer acts as a disruptive visual meditation on the third released track from their Habitat EP. Accompanying the percussive-heavy dark synth soundtrack, the visual landscape of the video is made up of eerie footage of dark hallways, a dead mouse, silhouetted figures and mysterious textured surfaces, including a pixelated close up of billowing tin foil. As the music intensifies so do the visuals, with an increased frequency of anamorphic glitched disruption. Shot, edited and co-directed (with drummer Maya Postepski) by Adrienne Crossman, the video for Doepfer is a glance into the distorted intricacies of the band’s increasingly experimental musical nature.

Toronto-based Austra’s Habitat, a four-track EP, is out now on Domino. Order the limited-edition hand-numbered 12” here from Austra or download from iTunes.

AUSTRA TOUR DATES

08-09 Squamish, BC - Squamish Festival

09-04 Leipzeig, DE - Taubchenthal

09-05 Berlin, DE - Berlin Festival

09-06 Gdansk, PL - Soundrive Festival

09-14 Austin, TX - Stargayzer Festival

09-21 San Francisco, CA - Folsom Street Fair

10-17 Montreal, QC - SAT

10-18 Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle

10-20 Fredericton, NB - The Capitol Complex

10-23 Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre ^

10-24 Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre ^

10-25 Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre ^

10-28 San Francisco, CA - The Masonic ^

^ with Broken Bells 

 

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE ANNOUNCE DJ SET DATES, LISTEN TO LIVE DJ SET

Animal Collective | 07/30/14

Image: Animal Collective trio DJ set

Animal Collective will embark on a series of DJ sets this autumn with residencies in New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC.  

Earlier this year, Animal Collective brought their DJ set across the US. Listen to a recording of their live DJ Set at Los Globos in Los Angeles on May 31st below. 

Animal Collective DJ Set Tour Dates:
08-02 Miami, FL – Grand Central $
09-10 Philadelphia, PA – The Dolphin ^
09-12 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl ^
10-02 Philadelphia, PA – The Dolphin %
10-03 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl %
10-05 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall %
11-12 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall %
11-13 Philadelphia, PA – The Dolphin %
11-14 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl %

$ DJ set featuring Animal Collective members Deakin and Avey Tare
^ DJ set featuring Animal Collective members Geologist and Deakin
% DJ set featuring Animal Collective members Geologist, Deakin, and Avey Tare

 

REAL ESTATE ANNOUNCE HAD TO HEAR AS LIMITED EDITION ORANGE 7INCH PLUS NEW B SIDE

Real Estate | 07/30/14

Image: Had To Hear

On August 25th Real Estate will release new single ‘Had To Hear’ as a special limited-edition orange-colored vinyl 7”, backed with their new b-side, a cover of The Nerves’ ‘Paper Dolls,’ recorded in Chicago during the Atlas recording session. 

The band has also shared the official music video for ‘Had To Hear’, shot while on tour in Mexico City this June and directed by Richard Law. Watch it HERE

‘Had To Hear’ is from Real Estate's latest LP,  Atlas, which landed the band on Late Show with David Letterman, earned their third straight Pitchfork Best New Music and has appeared on numerous ‘Best of 2014 Thus Far’ lists. Following an appearance at Green Man Festival next month, the band will return to the UK in October, culminating in their biggest UK show to date at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on October 29th. Tickets are on sale now.

 

Pre-order ‘Had to Hear’ now exclusively through Dom Mart HERE . Atlas is available on CD (WIGCD320), LP (WIGLP320) and as a digital download (WIG320D). Order through Dom Mart HERE and iTunes HERE.

Real Estate will be playing the following dates this year:

AUGUST

1st: San Francisco, CA, Amoeba Music (instore)

1st: San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore

2nd: Sonoma, CA, Gundlach-Bundschu Winery

3rd: Santa Cruz, CA, Catalyst Atrium

4th:  Sacramento, CA, Harlow’s*

5th: Big Sur, CA, Woodist Festival

9th: Gothenburg, SWE, Way Out West

10th: Helsinki, FIN, Flow Festival

12th: Lecce, IT, Contronatura Festival

14th: St Malo, FR, La Route du Rock Festival

16th: Biddinghuizen, NE, Lowlands

17th: Brecon Beacons, UK, Green Man Festival

23rd: Los Angeles, CA, FYF Festival

SEPTEMBER

1st: Seattle, WA, Bumpershoot Festival

6th: Richmond, VA, Fall Line Festiva

18th: Asheville, NC, Orange Peel

19th: Carrboro, NC, Cat’s Cradle

20th: Athens, GA, 40 Watt

21st: Birmingham, AL, Bottletree

22nd: New Orleans,LA, One Eyed Jacks

24th: Louisville, KY, Zanzabar

25th: Champagne, IL,Pygmalion Festival

26th: Cincinnati, OH, Midpoint Music Festival

27th: Frederick, MD, Flying Dog Brewery

OCTOBER

1st: Pittsburgh, PA, Altar Bar

2nd: New York, NY, Terminal 5

5th: Austin, TX, Austin City Limits Festival

11th:Mexico City, MX, Corona Capital Festival

12th:Austin, TX, Austin City Limits Festival

20th: Cambridge, UK, Junction 2 (TICKETS)

21st: Liverpool, UK, Kazimier (TICKETS)

22nd: Dublin, IRE, O2 Academy (TICKETS)

24th: Birmingham, UK,The Institute (TICKETS)

25th: Leeds, UK, Brudenell Social Club (TICKETS)

26th: Newcastle, UK, Riverside (TICKETS)                                

28th: Brighton, UK, Komedia (TICKETS)

29th: London, UK, Shepherds Bush Empire (TICKETS)

NOVEMBER

22nd: Santiago, Chile, Primavera Fauna Festival

 

THE KILLS ANNOUNCE SELECT RUN OF WEST COAST TOUR DATES THIS FALL

The Kills | 07/14/14

Image: The Kills by Dana Yavin

Following a full summer of worldwide festivals and select shows supporting Jack White, The Black Keys and Arctic Monkeys, The Kills will return to North America for a West Coast run this Fall. With headlining shows in Seattle, Portland and San Francisco the band will also join Queens of the Stone Age for a performance in Los Angeles. See all dates below. Tickets for their headlining shows will go on sale on this Friday.
 
Jamie and Alison will play a short set at The Open Road Aperture Foundation Benefit Party, Oct. 21 at Terminal 5 in New York, an evening of art and entertainment in tribute to photographer and film maker Robert Frank, which also features performances by Billy Bragg, Alec Soth and Joe Purdy. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
 
The band are currently in the studio working on their fifth album, but have been busy also exploring their other passion - visual arts. In June, Jamie opened "Echo Home", an exhibit of his photographic work at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York. Click here to his see some of his images featured on Du Jour.  Several of Alison's original paintings on paper, canvas and fabric art were included in “Push It,” a 21-person group show devoted to female artists at ArtNowNY in April. Click here to learn more about the exhibit and see some of the paintings featured in the New York Times T Magazine. 
 
The Kills Fall Tour Dates

10-21 New York, NY - Terminal 5 - The Open Road Aperture Foundation Benefit Party
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
10-31 Los Angeles, CA - The Forum*

*with Queens of the Stone Age

 

BLOOD ORANGE PREMIERES NEW VIDEO FOR HIGH STREET FEAT. SKEPTA

Blood Orange | 07/09/14

Image: Blood Orange High Street

Devonté Hynes – aka Blood Orange – released his sophomore album Cupid Deluxe to critical acclaim last year. Today, he releases a new music video for Cupid Deluxe's grime-inspired track, "High Street" featuring British rapper, Skepta. Click HERE to watch the video exclusively via ssense.com.

 

Subsequent to the release of Cupid Deluxe, Hynes has quickly established himself as one of the most prolific musicians, songwriters, and producers in contemporary music: Cupid Deluxe earned recognition from both NPR Music and Pitchfork in their Top 50 Albums of the Year compilations. Known as "2014's answer to Lou Reed" according to GQ, 2014 has undoubtedly been the year of Devonté Hynes.

Blood Orange's partnership with SSENSE is part of the international online retailer's series of bi-weekly music-based videos, a project that has seen collaborations between established artists and creatives from every corner of the industry. So far, SSENSE has premiered videos for artists like Sky Ferreira, Hercules & Love Affair, and Henry Krinkle. In their most recent release, Maryam L'Ange directed Chloë Sevigny in a noir-inspired fashion film featuring music by electronica three-piece, Eaux. Every video allows viewers to shop the fashion featured on screen, while Blood Orange and Skepta's "High Street" offers an exclusive preview of the upcoming Fall season.

Cupid Deluxe is available for download via iTunes here, and you can order a physical copy of the release via Dom Mart, here. Blood Orange will also be completing his summer festival tour at events like at Lollapalooza in the US and Way Out West in Sweden, and will be headlining Central Park Summerstage in NYC in August.

Watch the video for "High Street" on SSENSE here.

Blood Orange live dates:

30/07/14              Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall

01/08/14              Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza

7-9/08/14            Sweden, Gothenburg, Way Out West Festival

16/08/14              New York, NY - Central Park Summerstage

24/08/14              Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest

 

WHITE LUNG SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR IN YOUR HOME + TOUR DATES

White Lung | 07/08/14

Image: White Lung In Your Home video still

Fresh from touring Australia and New Zealand, White Lung are poised to release new single ‘In Your Home’ on August 25th before tearing up North America with a string of live dates once again. Mish Way explains the video:

“This video was created by Justin Gradin and Ben Jacques. Justin has done all our album art since our first LP so ‘In Your Home’ is funny, demented and uncomfortable, it's perfect. The star of the video is my dear friend Christina Kenton who pushes the baby cart and smiles at the end. She's an incredible artist herself. This video is filled with people way more talented than the four of us.”

 

Watch the new video for ‘In Your Home’ below.

 

Deep Fantasy is their third full length and proves White Lung to be every bit as confrontational as before, but it appears that Vancouver’s hard hitting rock n’ roll outfit have opened their sound up just enough to draw listeners in:

“I wanted it to sound more like a rock record than a punk record. I didn't want to lose any of the speed and aggression that we have, but I wanted more melodies,” says Way, “But it's still a really hard record.”

Way is more provocative and melodic than ever on Deep Fantasy, lyrically surveying addiction (“Drown With the Monster”), body dysmorphia (“Snake Jaw”) and sexual dynamics (“Down It Goes,”) amongst other dinner table topics.  Guitarist Kenneth William, a devotee of Johnny Marr “plays with the speed of an 80s hardcore dude” whirled in Anne-Marie Vassiliou’s relentless and seemingly effortless approach to drumming.

Mish compiled a playlist: ‘Songs That Inspired Deep Fantasy’, listen  HERE

Deep Fantasy is available to buy now from Dom Mart HERE and through iTunes HERE

 

White Lung Live Dates:

 

JULY

22nd: Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA

23rd: Church On York, Los Angeles, CA

25th-27th: Fuji Rock Festival, Niigata, Japan

SEPTEMBER

2nd: Great Scott, Boston, MA

3rd: Glasslands, Brooklyn, NY

4th: DC9, Washington, DC

6th: Hopscotch Festival, Raleigh, NC

7th: The Atlantic, Gainesville, FL (w/Merchandise)

8th: 529, Atlanta, GA

9th: The End, Nashville, TN

10th: Subterranean, Chicago, IL

13th: Basilica Soundscape , Hudson, NY

 

AUSTRA SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR HULLUU

Austra | 07/03/14

Image: Austra Hul

Toronto-based Austra have shared a video for Hulluu, directed by Zeesy Powers and featuring choreography and dancing from Emily Law

Hulluu is the last track on Habitat, a brand-new four-track EP which is out now. Order the limited-edition hand-numbered 12" here from Austra or download from iTunes

Katie Stelmanis from Austra said the following about the video:

 

I knew that I wanted the video for Hulluu to focus on movement. I've known Emily since I was 12 and she is the best dancer/waacker in Toronto so I definitely wanted her to be a part of it. Zeesy is a super-talented artist who I used to live with and collaborate with all the time making soundtracks for her performance art pieces (and who was actually the one to encourage me to start performing my own music in the first place). I thought it would be cool to work together again. We used a green screen and filmed Emily dancing to the track for about 4 hours.

In director Powers' words: "The spirit self is unleashed in the nightclub in your mind. The beat hits and time stops, speeds up, slows down. On the dance floor do you compete with others or only yourself? True freedom fills the body with what we have been, are, and could be. Shedding psychic bodies reveals the person always there. Move."

 

 

The band recently completed US west coast dates with Chvrches after having performed at Coachella and Sasquatch and have upcoming festivals in Canada and Europe including a show at Oval Space in London on 10th July. The band has also announced North American dates supporting Broken Bells. Full dates are below.

 

“'Habitat' is an old song that we've waited almost three years to release," says the band's Katie Stelmanis. "It didn't seem to fit with the sounds of Feel it Break or Olympia, so we decided to finally put it out as a single along with 3 new instrumental tracks.There's a lot of live versions of the song online but people have always pressed us to make a proper recording, so we are especially excited to announce these limited-edition physical copies of the EP. It’s a euro-style computer music experiment produced with love from me, Maya, and Dorian."


Austra tour dates:

07-03 Pontevedra, ES - Festival Do Norte Isla De Arosa

07-05 Vilanova I La Geltru, ES - Vida Festival

07-10 London, UK - Oval Space

07-11 Liege, BE - Les Ardentes Music Festival

07-14 Bruges, BE - Cactus Festival

07-16 Dombirth, AT – Conrad Sohm

07-17 Bologna, IT – Vicolo Bolognetti Covo Club

07-18 Ancona, IT – Spilla Festival

07-19 Ivrea, IT - A Night Like This Festival

07-26 San Sebastian, ES – Jazzaldia

08-09 Squamish, BC - Squamish Festival

08-15 Basel, CH – Kaserne

09-04 Leipzig, DE - Taubchenthal

09-05 Berlin, DE - Berlin Festival

09-06 Gdansk, PL – Soundrive Festival

09-14 Austin, TX – Stargayzer Festival

10-24 Los Angeles, CA – The Orpheum Theatre *

10-25 Los Angeles, CA – The Orpheum Theatre *

10-28 San Francisco, CA – The Masonic Auditorium *

*w/ Broken Bells

 

ARCHIE BRONSON OUTFIT SHARE VIDEO FOR IN WHITE RELIEF

Archie Bronson Outfit | 07/03/14

Image: ABO In White Relief

Archie Bronson Outfit have announced details of the release of a new single. In White Relief is released on Domino on Monday 25th August 2014.

The single, taken from their recent fourth album, Wild Crush, which was released in May of this year, was recorded in their home-town of Bath during the album sessions.

Commenting on the single, Arp Cleveland of the band said, ” hi-fi sci-fi lo-fi low-lifes vertical lifting diagonal shifting hollering wallowing love wins I'm in simmering shivering bone shakes hip breaks skeletal grooves mental moves. Death defying love uniting bongo bangs bong-a-thon.”

The single will be accompanied by a video directed by Aiice Cohen who has previously directed videos for Maria Minerva and Majical Cloudz. Watch it HERE.

Also, having recently played a short UK tour, culminating in a sold-out show at London’s Islington Assembly Rooms, the band head out across Europe over the summer to play a number of festivals and gigs. The full list of shows is as follows:

The list of dates is as follows:

JULY

4th                     Vilanoa I la Geltru                               Vida Festival

7th                     Montreux                                             The Rock Cave

19th                   Herk De Stad                                       Rock Herk Festival

20th                   Southwold                                            Latitude

 

AUGUST

8th                     Castelbuono, Sicily                              Ypsigrock

30th                   Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset                End of the Road Festival

 

SEPTEMBER

13th                   Stravanger                                           Tou Scene

 

YOUR FRIEND ON TOUR NOW; WATCH 'BANGS' VIDEO

Your Friend | 07/01/14

Image: Your Friend - Bangs

Jekyll/Hyde is the debut EP by Your Friend, the moniker of Taryn Blake Miller, which was released in April. The six tracks that make up the EP were honed during a whirlwind few months that saw Miller graduate from playing house shows to bigger venues.

Watch a live performance of ‘Bangs' recently recorded in New York City while performing several shows at Northside Festival. Listen to the EP version below as well and purchase it on CD and LP through the Domino Mart.

In addition to having recently been profiled as one of NPR Music’s 100 Great Discoveries at SXSW 2014 and chosen as one of SPIN’s 5 Best New Artists, Your Friend launches her U.S. tour tonight in Denver, CO supporting Courtney Barnett in addition to headlining dates:

07-01 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge %
07-02 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge %
07-03 Boise, ID - The Crux
07-04 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club %
07-05 Seattle, WA - LoFi Performance Gallery
07-06 Portland, OR - Valentines
07-08 Reno, NV - Holland Project
07-10 Oakland, CA - The Night Light
07-11 Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg HiFi
07-12 San Diego, CA - Che Cafe
0713 Phoenix, AZ - Trunkspace

% supporting Courtney Barnett

 

AVEY TARE'S SLASHER FLICKS ANNOUNCE AUGUST TOUR DATES

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks | 06/24/14

Image: avey tare

Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks are announcing their first west coast tour in support of their debut album, Enter the Slasher House, out now.

In addition to their previously announced festival appearances at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, IL and their debut hometown performance at FYF Fest in Los Angeles, CA they’ve been announced as part of the Forecastle Festival in Louisville, KY. The newly announced headlining dates includes stops in San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver. All dates are below.

Watch the videos for Enter the Slasher House lead single ‘Little Fang’ here as well as 'Strange Colores' below

Head over to The Creators Project for behind-the-scenes photos from the ‘Little Fang’ video shoot and an in-depth interview with director Abby Portner here.

07-18 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07-19 Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival
07-22 Philadelpha, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
07-23 Washington D.C - U Street Music Hall
08-23 Los Angeles, CA - FYF Festival
08-24 San Francisco, CA- Great American Music Hall
08-25 Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst Atrium
08-27 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
08-28 Seattle, WA - Neumos
08-29 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret 

 

ARCTIC MONKEYS ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL US TOUR DATES

Arctic Monkeys | 06/23/14

Image: Arctic Monkeys - Press Shot

Arctic Monkeys have added another leg to their arena, festival and amphitheater tour of North America. The band will return in September and October for a string of dates with stops in Missouri, Arizona, Texas and New Orleans’ Voodoo Festival.

 The band, who currently have TWO singles from their award-winning album AM in the top ten alternative charts recently unveiled a new Focus Creeps-directed video for “Snap Out Of It.”  PRESS HERE to watch.

 As the second single from AM, “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?” sneaks up the radio charts on the heels of its chart topping predecessor  “Do I Wanna Know?” the band continue their globe-conquering tour schedule.

 All tour dates below. See www.ArcticMonkeys.com for on-sale dates.

All Tour Dates (New dates in bold):
June 24       Indianapolis, IN @ The Lawn at White River State Park *
June 25       Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
July 30        Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel
August 1     Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
August 1-3  Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music & Arts Festival
August 6      San Diego, CA @ SDSU Open Air Theatre (Sold Out)
August 7      Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center Arena (Sold Out)
August 8      San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands
August 10   Squamish, BC @ Squamish Valley  Music Festival
August 11    Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater (Sold Out)
August 12     Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater (Sold Out)
August 30    Edmonton, AB @ Sonic Boom Festival
August 31    Calgary, AB @ X Fest
Sep 3           Magna, UT @ The Great Salt Air
Se p4           Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
Sep 5           Kansas City, MO @ Sporting Park (KRBZ Beach Ball)

Sep 6           St Louis, MO @ Loufest
Oct 25         Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater
Oct 28         Cedar Park, TX @ Cedar Park Center
Oct 29         Grand Praire, TX @ Verizon Theater  
Oct 30         Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchel Pavillion
Oct 31         New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Festival

 *White Denim support

 

OWEN PALLETT SHARES NEW REMIXES; ANNOUNCES NEW AUTUMN TOUR DATES

Owen Pallett | 06/20/14

Image: song for five and six


Owen Pallett
 has announced a new series of tour dates in support of his newest critically-acclaimed album, In Conflict, as well as debuting a series of remixes of his latest single, "Song For Five & Six", from Ada, The Cyclist and the late DJ Rashad (along with his collaborator, DJ Spinn), which can be heard HERE below and will be available for purchase at select electronic digital outlets starting today.


 
The upcoming live tour dates will feature the recently-debuted "power trio" lineup of Pallett on violin and keyboards. drummer Robbie Gordon and multi-instrumentalist Matt Smith, with whom Pallett had originally played with in Les Mouches and with whom In Conflict was recorded.

The Creators Project unveils a new short documentary exploring the "thrill of creation" in Owen Pallet's live show and recording process:  http://youtu.be/TdC9O1w7kAE

Hailing from Cologne/Köln, Germany, Michaela Dippel has been making excellent minimalist house under the Ada moniker for over a decade.  Her last album, MeineZarten Pfoten, was released in 2011 on Pampa Records and comes highly recommended.

Andrew Morrison has released two albums of bracing retro electronics as The Cyclist, including last year's Bones In Motion on Leaving/Stones Throw.  This is his first remix since last year's excellent revision of George Fitzgerald's "I Can Tell By Way You Move".

Lastly but not leastly, this remix package features one of the last works of the late Footwork pioneer DJ Rashad (born Anthony Harden) who passed away on April 26th from complications from a blood clot.  The remix also features the work of his longtime collaborator, DJ Spinn, who was prominent on Rashad's landmark 2013 album, Double Cup (Hyperdub).

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In Conflict is Owen Pallett's fourth album and the second under his own name after releases as Final Fantasy.
Time Out London calls In Conflict "a heady, beautiful and captivating album that demands and deserves your full attention and it won't be bettered by much else this year".  It is available digitally (WIG304D), on CD (WIGCD304), standard edition LP (WIGLP304) and on limited edition double LP (with 3 bonus tracks) (WIGLP304X) through Dom Mart.
You may order the album HERE.

The "Song For Five & Six" remix package is available for purchase from BeatportBleepBoomkatJuno and What People Play.

Watch "Song For Five & Six" video HERE 

"The Riverbed" video HERE

"On A Path" lyric video HERE

 

WATCH AUSTRA 'HABITAT' VIDEO

Austra | 06/19/14

Image: Austra Habitat

Toronto-based Austra’s Habitat, a brand-new four-track EP, is out this week. Order the limited-edition hand-numbered 12" here from Austra or download from iTunes

Watch the Matt Lambert-directed video of the EP's title track below. Director Lambert says the video "explores the fragile and tender moments of anxiety and anticipation that lead up to first intimate contact". 

Stream/embed the entire Habitat EP and read a recent Q&A with Austra’s Katie Stelmanis at Rookie Magazine here.

The band recently completed US west coast dates with Chvrches after having performed at Coachella and Sasquatch and have upcoming festivals in Canada and Europe including a show at Oval Space in London on 10th July. More North American dates will be announced soon.

“'Habitat' is an old song that we've waited almost three years to release," says the band's Katie Stelmanis. "It didn't seem to fit with the sounds of Feel it Break or Olympia, so we decided to finally put it out as a single along with 3 new instrumental tracks.There's a lot of live versions of the song online but people have always pressed us to make a proper recording, so we are especially excited to announce these limited-edition physical copies of the EP. It’s a euro-style computer music experiment produced with love from me, Maya, and Dorian."

 

Habitat EP tracklisting:

1. Habitat
2. Doepfer
3. Bass Drum Dance
4. Hulluu


Austra tour dates:
06-21 Ottawa, ONT - Ottawa Jazz Festival
07-03 Pontevedra, ES - Festival Do Norte Isla De Arosa
07-05 Vilanova I La Geltru, ES - Vida Festival
07-10 London, UK - Oval Space
07-11 Liege, BE - Les Ardentes Music Festival
07-14 Bruges, BE - Cactus Festival
07-19 Chiaverano, IT - A Night Like This Festival
08-09 Squamish, BC - Squamish Festival
09-05 Berlin, DE - Berlin Festival

 

WILD BEASTS 'MECCA' VIDEO; NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS SOON!

Wild Beasts | 06/18/14

Image: Mecca Kate Moross

Wild Beasts have shared the brand new video for "Mecca" from this year's Present Tense. The video is directed by Kate Moross. Watch it below.

The band are currently on tour in Europe and will be performing at London's Hyde Park as special guests of Arcade Fire on July 3rd. After that, they return to North America for headlining shows in New York (a free show at Pier 84 for Hudson River Rocks!), Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Boston, Montreal, Toronto, and Chicago, capped off by a performance at the Pitchfork Music Festival on Saturday, July 19th.

Alongside its breathtaking leap in production (Wild Beasts worked in close collaboration with co-producers Lexxx and Brian Eno protégé Leo Abrahams), Present Tense finds the band at the peak of their considerable songwriting powers - each one of the album's eleven tracks illuminating the precious, tender, sad and funny moments of modern life in their trademark plain-spoken poetics.

 

 

06-21 Hilvarenbeek, Holland - Best Kept Secret
06-27 Pilton, UK - Glastonbury
06-29 Moscow, Russia - Park Live
07-03 London, UK - Hyde Park (w/ Arcade Fire)
07-04 Gdynia, Poland - Open'er
07-10 New York, NY - Hudson River Parks' River Rocks (Pier 84)
07-11 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer @
07-12 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club @
07-14 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair  @
07-15 Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre @
07-16 Toronto, ON - The Mod Club
07-18 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
07-19 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07-27 Byron Bay, AUS - Splendour In The Grass
07-28 Sydney, AUS - Manning Bar
07-29 Melbourne, AUS - The Prince Bandroom
08-10 Sicily, Italy - Ypsig Rock Festival
08-15 Hasselt, Belgium - Pukklepop
08-16 Budapest, Hungary - Sziget
08-17 Hamburg, Germany - Dockville
08-22 Paris, France - Rock En Seine Festival
08-31 Dorset, UK - End of the Road (headline)
09-06 Isle of Wight, UK - Bestival
09-10 Rovinj , Croatia - Unknown Festival
09-12 Barcelona, Spain - Sala Apolo
09-13 Madrid, Spain - Dcode Festival
10-30 Liverpool, UK - Liverpool Music Week Festival

@ w/ Mutual Benefit 

 

ARCTIC MONKEYS SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE "SNAP OUT OF IT"

Arctic Monkeys | 06/17/14

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Arctic Monkeys have shared a video for their new single, “Snap Out Of It.” The track is taken from the band’s fifth album, AM which was released last September. The video was directed by Focus Creeps and stars Stephanie Sigman, PRESS HERE to watch.

With the help from their radio single “Do I Wanna Know?AM gave the band their 5th consecutive UK #1 album and, at #6, their highest ever Billboard Chart placing.  The band earned multiple wins at the UK’s GRAMMY-equivalent BRIT AWARDS, where they took home the two major titles of Best British Band and Album Of The Year, and at the fan-voted NME Awards, where they won five awards.

The band is currently on tour in North America. All tour dates below:

Tour Dates

June 18                     Lewiston, NY @ Artpark *
June 20                     Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
June 21                     Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheater * (Sold Out)
June 22                     Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica *
June 24                     Indianapolis, IN @ The Lawn at White River State Park *
June 25                     Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
July 30                      Council Bluffs, IA @ Harrah’s Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel
August 1                   Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
August 1-3rd             Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Music & Arts Festival
August 6                  San Diego, CA @ SDSU Open Air Theatre (Sold Out)
August 7                  Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center Arena (Sold Out)
August 8                  San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands
August 10                Squamish, BC @ Squamish Valley  Music Festival
August 11                Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater
August 12                Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater
August 30                Edmonton, AB @ Sonic Boom Festival
August 31                Calgary, AB @ X Fest
September 3            Magna, UT @ The Great Salt Air
September 4            Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater

*White Denim support

 

JULIA HOLTER 'DON'T MAKE ME OVER / HELLO STRANGER' 7"; TRAGEDY VINYL REISSUE

Julia Holter | 06/17/14

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Julia Holter is set to release a new double A-side single “Don’t Make Me Over / Hello Stranger” on August 19th in North America (July 28th 2014 rest of the world).

The single is comprised of two highly inventive cover versions including the never before heard “Don’t Make Me Over” and will be available digitally and on 7”. 'Don’t Make Me Over' sees Holter and her Los Angeles ensemble take on Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s 1962 song for Dionne Warwick whilst 'Hello Stranger,' a highlight of Holter’s 2013’s celebrated Loud City Song was originally a hit for Barbara Lewis a year later. Both tracks were recorded with producer Cole Marsden Greif-Neill in Los Angeles.

Stream the 'Don’t Make Me Over / Hello Stranger' 7” below.



Order the limited edition 7” now from the Domino Mart and receive an instant mp3 download of both tracks.

In addition, Holter’s long out of print 2011 debut Tragedy will reissued on vinyl in North America on August 19th, 2014. Watch the music video for Tragedy track ‘Finale’ below. Tragedy is available to order now on CD and double heavyweight vinyl from the Domino Mart.

Julia Holter will be performing at festivals in Europe this summer, and in the fall will make a special appearance at Basilia Soundscape 2014 on September 11-12 in Hudson, NY with Swans, Deafheaven, Tim Hecker and more. Full dates below.

07-06 Roslikde, DK - Roskilde
07-07 Utretcht, NL - Tivoli Vredenburg
07-09 Milan, IT - Videosoundart Festival
07-10 Zurich, CH - Bogen F
07-11 Heidelberg, DE - Karlstorbanhof
07-12 Liege, BE - Les Ardentes
07-13 Kutna Hora, CZ - Creepy Teepee
07-17 Gent, BE - Gent Jazz Festival
07-18 Luzern, CH - Blue Balls Festival
07-20 Suffolk, UK - Latitude Festival
07-21 London, UK - St John at Hackney Church
09-11/12 Hudson, NY - Basilica Soundscape 2014

 

JON HOPKINS WE DISAPPEAR FEAT. LULU JAMES VIDEO; NORTH AMERICAN TOUR STARTS SOON

Jon Hopkins | 06/16/14

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Watch the brand new videom from Jon Hopkins for "We Disappear feat. Lulu James" which was directed by Rob Chiu and stars Lulu James.  

“We Disappear feat. Lulu James” - a collaborative reworking of the opening track from the Mercury-nominated, Immunity - is available digitally and on 12” vinyl on June 30, 2014, backed with a remix of “Abandon Window” by Moderat. This is the second collaboration on an Immunity single, following up "Breathe This Air feat. Purity Ring." Pre-order the 12" from the Domino Mart now or digitally.

This summer, Hopkins will return to North America for several headline shows and festival performances including Pitchfork Music Festival and Osheaga.

06-21 Clonmellon, IE - Body & Soul
07-12 Saugerties, NY - The Hudson Project
07-13 Cambridge, MA  -The Sinclair  @
07-17 New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge @
07-19 Toronto, ON - Time Festival
07-20 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07-22 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club
07-23 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile #
07-24 San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine #
07-26 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo #
07-31 Miami, FL - Bardot Miami
08-02 Montreal, QC - Osheaga

@ w/ The Range
# w/ Teebs
*w/ Four Tet

 

BOB MOSES RELEASES 'FIRST TO CRY' TWO-TRACK BUNDLE TODAY; DEBUTS 'VISUALIZER' FOR STUNNING NEW TRACK "GRACE"

Bob Moses | 06/16/14

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Having first formed in Brooklyn in 2012, Canadian production duo Bob Moses - comprised of Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance - have recently signed to Domino and are releasing ‘First To Cry’ today.

The rising stars of the underground electronic world’s two-track 12” bundle, "I Ain’t Gonna Be The First To Cry" and "Grace," is now available for digital purchase.

The band’s lead single, "I Ain't Gonna Be The First To Cry," premiered in late May and “is a dark and hazy eclectic mix of blues and electronic with heartfelt vocals” (Combo Rice) who’s “retained arrangement… seems to wring out the emotion of each note” (Clash Music).  The track "has a soul of a blues song... with guitar work riding along with the pulse of the beat, the track builds with dark undertones and restraint toward an understated breaking point" (Pigeons & Planes).

For their AA-side track, "Grace," Bob Moses also released an audio-visual clip.



Currently, the duo is in the midst of a worldwide tour, having already made stops in Paris, Berlin, Ibiza, London, Istanbul and Moscow.  They are back to North America this week, with a first stop at Brooklyn’s Output on June 20th, where they will debut brand new tracks.  The band will then continue on to Miami, Philadelphia, Michigan, Chicago, Toronto and Atlanta.

'First To Cry’ is now available as a limited edition silk-screened 12” vinyl from Domino and digitally via iTunes.

2014 TOUR DATES

06-20 – Output – Brooklyn, NY, USA
06-21 – The Garret – Miami, FL, USA
06-27 – Dolphin – Philadelphia, PA, USA
06-28 – Electric Room – Rothbury, MI, USA
07-04 – Wavefront Festival – Chicago, IL, USA
08-04 – Electric Forest – Toronto, ON, Canada
08-30 – Voltt Loves Summer Festival, NDSM Docklands, Amsterdam, Holland
09-27 – Tomorrow World – Atlanta, GA, USA

 

DAN DEACON TO TOUR THIS SUMMER

Dan Deacon | 06/12/14

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Dan Deacon is set to support Arcade Fire on their upcoming arena tour. 

This is the second time this year he'll be the main support act for Arcade Fire after having toured with them for their March 2014 North American dates. In addition to the support dates, Deacon will perform solo headlining shows and festivals throughout the summer. All dates are below.

Deacon is currently in the studio recording the follow-up to 2012's America.

06-20 Calgary, AB - Sled Island and Music Festival $
07-16 Whistler, ON - Whistler Olympic Park $
07-17 Pemberton, BC - Pemberton Music Festival $
07-31 Pomona, CA - The Glass House $
08-01 Inglewood, CA - The Forum *
08-02 Inglewood, CA - The Forum  *
08-04 Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl ^
08-05 Chula Vista, CA - Sleep Train Ampitheatre &
08-07 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios $
08-11 Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place @
08-12 Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome @
08-14 Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre @
08-21 Hamden, CT - The Space $
08-22 Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center  *
08-23 Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center  *
08-24 Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center  *
08-29 Toronto, ON -  Molson Canadian Ampitheathre  %
08-30 Montreal. QC - Parc Jean Drapeau  & 

! = w/ Arcade Fire
* = w/ Unicorns, Arcade Fire
^ = w/ Owen Pallett, Arcade Fire
& = w/ Spoon, Arcade Fire
@ = w/ Tune-Yards, Arcade Fire
% = w/ Constantines, Arcade Fire
$ = solo shows

 

ARCTIC MONKEYS LIVE IHEART RADIO STREAM TONIGHT

Arctic Monkeys | 06/11/14

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Arctic Monkeys are performing a special show today for iHeart Radio that will broadcasted live on Clear Channel radio stations throughout the US. The entire 60 minute set will also be live video streamed via Yahoo. Performance starts at 7pm PST / 10PM EST. The live webcast is geo-locked to the US, Australia and New Zealand.

For fans that can't make it to the show, they can catch the band on a livestream via Yahoo!. They can also tune in to a 30-minute, commercial-free broadcast special of the show on their local Alt Rock radio station.

Click here for more details

 

REAL ESTATE CONFIRM FALL TOUR; STREAM NEW 'SPOTIFY SESSION: LIVE AT SXSW 2014'

06/09/14

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Fresh off a sold out North American tour, Real Estate have confirmed additional US dates this fall, including their biggest headline show ever on October 2 at NYC’s Terminal 5. Full itinerary below.

In addition, today Spotify is premiering Real Estate’s ‘Spotify Session: Live At SXSW 2014,’ a six-song performance recorded in Austin this past March, and you can listen HERE

Real Estate’s new LP, ‘Atlas,’ has been one of the most acclaimed albums of 2014, earning a Pitchfork Best New Music (their third straight), spotlights in Rolling Stone, NPR, Wall Street Journal, a Relix cover story + more. The NY Times Magazine called it “the first important record of 2014.”




Real Estate 2014 Tour Dates:
06-12 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival
06-19 -Mexico City, MX - #AniversarioSpotify - Foro Indie Rocks
06-21 - Philadelphia, PA - Solctice In The City [Kimmel Center]
06-22 - Montauk, NY - Surf Lodge
07-20 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07-26 - Denver, CO - The UMS
08-01 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
08-02 - Sonoma, CA - Gundlach-Bundschu Winery
08-03 - Santa Cruz, CA - Catalyst Atrium
08-04 – Sacramento, CA - Harlowes
08-05 - Big Sur, CA - Woodsist Festival
08-09 - Gothenburg, SWE - Way Out West
08-10 - Helsinki, FIN - Flow Festival
08-12 - Lecce, IT - Contronatura Festival
08-14 - St Malo, FR - La Route du Rock Festival
08-16 - Biddinghuizen, NE - Lowlands
08-17 - Breacon Beacons - Green Man Festival
08-23 - Los Angeles, CA - FYF Festival
09-01 - Seattle, WA - Bumpershoot Festival
09-06 - Richmond, VA  - Fall Line Festival
09-18 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
09-19 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
09-20 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt
09-21 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
09-22 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
09-24 - Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
09-25 - Champagne, IL - Pygmalion Festival
09-26 - Cincinnati, OH - Midpoint Music Festival
09-27 - Frederick, MD- Flying Dog Brewery
10-01 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
10-02 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
10-05 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
10-11 - Mexico City, MX - Corona Capital Festival
10-12 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
10-20- Cambridge, UK - Junction 2
10-21- Liverpool, UK - Kazimier
10-22- Dublin, IRE - 02 Academy
10-24- Birmingham, UK - The Institute
10-25- Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
10-26- Newcastle, UK - Riverside                        
10-28- Brighton, UK - Komedia
10-29- London, UK - Shepherds Bush Empire
11-22- Santiago, Chile - Primavera Fauna Festival

 

PANDA BEAR ANNOUNCES AUTUMN NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

Panda Bear | 06/09/14

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Panda Bear just wrapped up a brief North American tour where he previewed new material from his forthcoming solo album. This autumn he'll return for another North American tour.

See dates below

09-12 Dallas, TX - Gorilla Vs Bear Fest- Granada Theater
09-13 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's *
09-14 Austin, TX - The Mohawk *
09-16  Charlottesville, VA - The Jefferson *
09-17 Pittsburgh, PA - Mr Smalls *
09-19 Boston, MA - Paradise *
09-20 Montreal, QC - Pop Montreal *
09-22 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
09-23 New York, NY - Irving Plaza *
09-25 Cincinatti, OH - Midpoint Music Festival
09-26 Urbana, IL - Pygmalion Festival
09-27 Madison, WI - Majestic *
09-28 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line *#

* = w/ Blues Control
# = w/ YACHT 

 

BLOOD ORANGE PREMIERES GIA COPPOLA-DIRECTED MUSIC VIDEO FOR "YOU'RE NOT GOOD ENOUGH"

Blood Orange | 06/09/14

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 Blood Orange – aka Devonté Hynes – recently scored Gia Coppola’s full-length film Palo Alto (James Franco, Emma Roberts, Jack Kilmer, Nat Wolff, Zoe Levin), and the two have teamed up again in Hynes’ new music video for “You’re Not Good Enough.”

The 80s-inspired video features both Coppola and Hynes, who is showcasing some sweet dance moves, as well as an appearance by Samantha Urbani, who contributes vocals to the Cupid Deluxe stand-out track. The video was co-produced by Urban Outfitters as the 18th installment of their UO Music Video Series. Check out blog.urbanoutfitters.com/bloodorange for behind the scenes photos from the shoot, and PRESS HERE to watch “You’re Not Good Enough” now.

“I was very excited by the prospect of getting to do a music video for Dev. I'm obviously a huge fan of his, and we've been talking about trying to make a video together for a while now,” says director Gia Coppola. “Dev has great taste. I love discussing what interests us and bringing our ideas together. I've always been fascinated with choreography and live television, both of which felt perfect for ‘You're Not Good Enough.’”

The UO Music Video Series Alums: Liars, Washed Out, Classixx, Charlie XCX, Autre Ne Veut, Tame Impala, How To Dress Well, Peaking Lights, Frankie Rose, The Walkmen, Nick Waterhouse, Cloud Nothings, Black Lips, Spank Rock, The War on Drugs, Beach Fossils, and Toro Y Moi.”


The Palo Alto score features 30 minutes of brand new music written and composed by Devonté Hynes. PRESS HERE to purchase a digital copy of the score now and PRESS HERE to pre-order the CD or LP, out physically on August 5th. The LP is available on magenta colored vinyl, limited to 500 copies, available exclusively via Domino Webmart.

 

YOUR FRIEND ON TOUR NOW, LISTEN TO 'BANGS'

Your Friend | 06/04/14

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This week marks the launch of Your Friend's first U.S. tour since the release of the Jekyll/Hyde EP. See the full list of dates below.

Your Friend was recently featured in NPR Music's 100 Great Discoveries at SXSW 2014 and SPIN's 5 Best New Artists.

Listen to Jekyll/Hyde track "Bangs," watch the video for "Tame One," and a recent session the band performed for hometown Lawrence, KS radio station KJHK below. 

06-04 Columbia, MO - Cafe Berlin
06-05 Lexington, KY - Green Lantern
06-06 Charlottesville, VA - Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar
06-07 Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Ladyfest
06-11 Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right *
06-14 Brooklyn, NY - Urban Outfitters Northside Fest Stage(Space Ninety 8 Stage at N 6th & Bedford)
06-16 Pittsburgh, PA - Cattivo +
06-17 Cleveland, OH - Mahalls +
06-18 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle +
07-01 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge %
07-02 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge %
07-04 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club %
07-06 Portland, OR - Valentines
07-12 San Diego, CA - Che Cafe
07-13 Phoenix, AZ - Trunkspace

* w/ Kevin Morby, Porches, Frankie Cosmos
+ w/ Crystal Stilts, also with Juan Wauters
% w/ Courtney Barnett

 

DEVONTE HYNES SCORE FOR GIA COPPOLA'S 'PALO ALTO' TO BE RELEASED DIGITALLY TODAY; LTD ED VINYL ON AUGUST 5TH

06/02/14

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Devonté Hynes – a.k.a. Blood Orange – has created his first original score for the feature length film Palo Alto from writer-director Gia Coppola. Based on several linked stories by James Franco, Palo Alto is a teenage romance for the ages, made indelible through its ensemble cast (James Franco, Emma Roberts, Jack Kilmer, Nat Wolff, Zoe Levin).  The score is available digitally now and physically on August 5th.  Today you can also stream the score’s “April’s Bathroom Bummer" below.

Hynes wrote and performed the entire score along with guest vocals by Samantha Urbani and additional instrumentation by Jason Arce. PRESS HERE to watch a “Behind the Scenes of Palo Alto” video featuring music from Hynes now via VICE and PRESS HERE to see where the film is playing in theaters.

PRESS HERE to order the digital copy of the score and PRESS HERE to pre-order the CD or LP. The LP is available on magenta colored vinyl, limited to 500 copies, available exclusively via Domino Webmart.

Palo Alto Score Tracklist
1. Palo Alto
2. Soccer Field
3. Teddy & April
4. April’s Daydream
5. Run To Graveyard
6. April’s Bathroom Bummer
7. Emily & Fred (Part 1)
8. Emily & Fred (Part 2)
9. Teddy Rides Home
10. Teddy & Fred In The Playground
11. Teddy In The Library
12. Big Game
13. April Bounces
14. Skateboard Garage
15. Teddy Loves April
16. April By The Pool
17. Fred Drives
18. Teddy Is Crushed
 
Blood Orange 2014 North American Tour:
07-30 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
08-01 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
08-16 - New York, NY - Central Park Summerstage
08-24 - Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest

 

ANNA CALVI SHARES 'STRANGE WEATHER' VIDEO

Anna Calvi | 05/28/14

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Anna Calvi has shared a video for ‘Strange Weather’, the lead single taken from her forthcoming EP of the same name, released on July 15, 2014. The accompanying video was filmed in New York by Alan Del Rio Ortiz. 

‘Strange Weather’, a cover of the Keren Ann track, is a stunning collaboration between Anna Calvi and David Byrne.

 

The 5 track covers EP was produced by Thomas Bartlett (The National, Antony and the Johnsons, Sam Amidon) and recorded in New York. It features covers of tracks by Suicide, David Bowie, FKA twigs, Connan Mockasin and Keren Ann. The cover of Suicide’s Ghost Rider was recorded with drummer Matt Johnson (Jeff Buckley), and Nico Muhly contributes string arrangements to the EP opener, a deconstructed organic reworking of FKA twigs’ ‘Papi Pacify’, which is available to stream below. 

Pre-order the limited edition CD and 12" from the Domino Mart or digitally from iTunes.

David Byrne said the following on working with Anna:

‘I’m a big fan of Anna's two records... and I caught her tour after her first record at Bowery Ballroom here in NY. ‘Epic’ I think is the word that is often used. So when Thomas Bartlett said he was going to be in the studio producing an EP of Anna doing covers I immediately agreed to join in. I was invited to suggest songs and I loved the last Keren Ann record and I thought Strange Weather had a haunting quality that might suit Anna.... so we did that, and Anna then suggested I join in on the Connan Mockasin track she'd done too.’

 

WHITE LUNG SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR "FACE DOWN"

White Lung | 05/15/14

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White Lung have dosed us with another visceral video, "Face Down", from their upcoming full-length album, Deep Fantasy, out June 17th via Domino.

Vocalist Mish Way explains the video: "Basically, I had this really big vision for it where I wanted to rip off two different old videos, one involving Anthony Kiedis. But then, I asked Pierce McGary to do it and I knew he would have a totally different perspective and make it all "Pierce", which was exactly what I wanted. His filming style reflects this L7 video I love "Stuck Here Again" and he turned it out."
 


Deep Fantasy
is their third full-length and proves White Lung to be every bit as confrontational as before, but it appears that Vancouver’s hard hitting rock n’ roll outfit have opened their sound up just enough to draw listeners in before kicking them in the face. (In a good way.)  Way is more provocative and melodic than ever on Deep Fantasy, lyrically surveying addiction (“Drown With the Monster”), body dysmorphia (“Snake Jaw”) and sexual dynamics (“Down It Goes,”) amongst other dinner table topics.  Guitarist Kenneth William, a devotee of Johnny Marr “plays with the speed of an 80s hardcore dude” whirled in Anne-Marie Vassiliou’s relentless and seemingly effortless approach to drumming.

After a year plus of near constant touring behind last album, Sorry — which won raves from Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and Interview —White Lung slimmed to a trio in the studio; Mish Way, drummer Anne-Marie Vassiliou and guitarist Kenneth William. Deep Fantasy was made primarily in Vancouver with producer Jesse Gander (who also did both Sorry and their 2010 debut It’s the Evil) in just two, ten day-long sessions at the end of last year and the start of this one.  Kenneth William handled bass duties on Deep Fantasy while Wax Idols' Hether Fortune will take up bass and backing vocal duties on tour for the foreseeable future.

Deep Fantasy will be available to pre-order. 1,000 limited edition (WIGLP335X) coke bottle clear vinyl with a 9"x24" folded screen-printed poster will be available, plus 50 randomly selected fans will receive a fanzine designed by the band. This will be available through Dom Mart and Indies.  Pre-order the album HERE and through iTunes HERE

White Lung 2014 Tour Dates:

05-15 - Futrum, Prague, Czech Rep
05-16 - Arena at Dreiraum, Vienna, Austria
05-17 - Strom, Munich, Germany
05-18 - 1210, Stuttgart, Germany
05-20 - MTC, Cologne, Germany
05-21 - DB’s, Utrecht, Holland
05-22 - 100 Club, London, UK
05-23/25 - Dot to Dot Festival UK
05-26 - Gold Sounds Fest, Leeds, UK
06-05 - Factory Theatre, Sydney (co-headline w/Upset)
06-06 - Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane (co-headline w/ Upset)
06-07 - The Tote, Melbourne (co-headline w/ Upset)
06-09 - Howler, Melbourne (co-headline w/ Upset)
06-11 - Churchills, Christchurch, NZ
06-12 - Bodega, Wellington, NZ
06-13 - Kings Arms, Auckland, NZ
06-19 - Dickens Pub, Calgary, Canada
06-21 - Sled Island Music Festival, Calgary, Canada
06-24 - Golden Tea House, Philadelphia, PA
06-25 - Saint Vitus, Brooklyn, NY
06-26 - Mercury Lounge, New York, NY
06-27 - Le Divan Orange, Montreal, QC
06-28 - The Garrison, Toronto, ON
06-29 - The Garrison, Toronto, ON
07-25/27 - Fuji Rock Festival, Niigata, Japan

 

ANNA CALVI ANNOUNCES 'STRANGE WEATHER' EP, LISTEN TO 'PAPI PACIFY' COVER

Anna Calvi | 05/13/14

Image: Strange Weather EP

Anna Calvi is to release a 5 track covers EP entitled ‘Strange Weather’, on July 15, 2014. Produced by Thomas Bartlett (The National, Antony and the Johnsons, Sam Amidon) and recorded in New York, the EP features covers of tracks by Suicide, David Bowie, FKA twigs, Connan Mockasin as well as a stunning collaboration with David Byrne on the title track, a cover of Keren Ann’s ‘Strange Weather’

The cover of Suicide’s Ghost Rider was recorded with drummer Matt Johnson (Jeff Buckley), and Nico Muhly contributes string arrangements to the EP opener, a deconstructed organic reworking of FKA twigs’ ‘Papi Pacify.’ Listen to the FKA twigs cover below:

Strange Weather EP tracklisting:

1. Papi Pacify (FKA twigs)
2. I’m The Man, That Will Find You (Connan Mockasin) – featuring David Byrne
3. Ghost Rider (Suicide)
4. Strange Weather (Keren Ann) – Anna Calvi and David Byrne
5. Lady Grinning Soul (David Bowie) 

Pre-order the limited edition CD and 12" from the Domino Mart. 

David Byrne said the following on working with Anna:

‘I’m a big fan of Anna's two records... and I caught her tour after her first record at Bowery Ballroom here in NY. ‘Epic’ I think is the word that is often used. So when Thomas Bartlett said he was going to be in the studio producing an EP of Anna doing covers I immediately agreed to join in. I was invited to suggest songs and I loved the last Keren Ann record and I thought Strange Weather had a haunting quality that might suit Anna.... so we did that, and Anna then suggested I join in on the Connan Mockasin track she'd done too.’

 

AUSTRA ANNOUNCE HABITAT EP; LISTEN TO TITLE TRACK

Austra | 05/06/14

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Austra is set to release a brand new four-track Habitat EP on June 17th. Listen to the title track below.

“Habitat is an old song that we've waited almost three years to release, says the band's Katie Stelmanis. "It didn't seem to fit with the sounds of Feel it Break or Olympia, so we decided to finally put it out as a single along with 3 new instrumental tracks. There's a lot of live versions of the song online but people have always pressed us to make a proper recording, so we are especially excited to announce these limited-edition physical copies of the EP. It’s a euro-style computer music experiment produced with love from me, Maya, and Dorian." 

The band recently completed US west coast dates with Chvrches after having performed at Coachella. In addition to a series of upcoming North American festivals such as Sasquatch in George, WA and Field Trip in Toronto, the band have several UK and European shows over the summer. See all dates below.

Austra's last studio album Olympia was written and recorded in collaboration with members of Austra's touring band. The album takes influences from musical sources including South American wind ensembles, eastern folk music, 80s industrial and Chicago house. Olympia remains a pop record of deep layers and subtle gesture. 

Pre-order the limited-edition of 500 hand-numbered Habitat 12" here from Austra’s online store or digitally from iTunes.  All pre-orders will receive a download of 'Habitat' instantly.

05-24 George, WA - Sasquatch Festival
06-07 Toronto, ON - Field Trip Festival
06-21 Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Jazz Festival
07-03 Arosa, ES - Festival Do Norte Isla De Arosa
07-05 La Geltru, ES - Vida Festival Vilanova I
07-10 London, UK - Oval Space
07-11 Liege, BE - Les Ardentes Music Festival
07-14 Bruges, BE - Cactus Festival
07-19 Chiaverano, IT - A Night Like This Festival
08-09 Squamish, BC - Squamish Festival
09-05 Berlin, DE - Festival Berlin

 
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