Inji, released on June 30th, is the debut solo album by Sam Dust, AKA LA PRIEST. Across its ten audaciously imaginative tracks, Inji reasserts Dust as a truly idiosyncratic voice in British music, applying the same frantically eclectic, mischievous and wilfully absurd spirit of his previous band, the beloved Late of the Pier, to ever more nuanced and affecting songwriting and composition. Listen to the single, “Party Zute / Learning To Love”, now.
Recorded over a reclusive period spanning five years following the disbandment of Late of the Pier in which Dust travelled the world, did scientific research, worked on the creation of a number of new inventions and produced several secret musical projects, Inji is a record that has its own logic and exists in its own time zone.
From the obscene space-age stadium rock guitar solo of "Oino", the maddeningly catchy digi-dub single that Dust leaked sample-by-sample on a suitably enigmatic website at the turn of the year (watch the video HERE), to "Learning To Love", the record's gargantuan, eight minute long prog-house centrepiece and "Occasion", a melting martian Prince come-on, Inji confounds and delights in equal measure and at every turn.
"Lady's In Trouble With The Law" boasts a lithe, sensual soul chorus about getting arrested that feels at once haunted and horny whilst the insectoid instrumental ambience of "Lorry Park", twists and turns and burrows into the brain as creepily as the most classic Aphex Twin material. Elsewhere, "Fabby", another instrumental, juxtaposes a gorgeous, cascading piano figure that'd make Benjamin Britten proud with percussion that sounds like the clashing of two swords and album closer, the bubbling, aquamarine ballad "Mountain" finds Dust contorting his voice into a stratospherically high, androgynous falsetto.
Throughout all the songs there's a reliance on feeling and intimation as opposed to any one lyrical theme, and although the notion of love, its joys and trials, heaviness and absurdity, can often be glimpsed, it's in a non-linear way that recalls the disruptive, deliberately misleading pop of artists such as David Sylvian, Arthur Russell and David Byrne. So when Dust opines "was I born to love you?" on "Mountain", it's just as likely to be about the titular mountain, or his dog, or the entire world itself, or nothing at all as it is any real object of romantic affection.
If it doesn’t conform it’s because it’s not supposed to.
Inji will be available on CD (WIGCD344), LP with download code (WIGLP344), Deluxe LP with download code (WIGLP344x) & Digital (WIG344D) with an instant grat of ‘Oino’ and ‘Party Zute / Learning To Love’. Pre-order the album through Dom Mart HERE and through iTunes HERE.
We're happy to announce 'Fading Love,' the debut album from George FitzGerald, is available today.
Purchase it on CD and vinyl from the Dom Mart HERE and on iTunes HERE.
FitzGerald recently dropped a video for single ‘Crystallise ft. Lawrence Hart’. Watch the Joe Mortimer-directed video HERE.
Fading Love, was recorded and produced both in London and George's adopted home, Berlin. The composition of the album began in an Ibiza studio rented on a whim between DJ gigs in summer 2013. It was here that George's increasing feelings of alienation towards the excesses and one-dimensional records so pervasive in dance music began to crystallise. Indeed, the title of the album, Fading Love, documents not only the disintegration of a romantic relationship but also FitzGerald's dwindling enthusiasm for music that so blindly ignored the more complicated realities of his own life.
With the forthcoming release of new album Why Make Sense? on May 19, Hot Chip have today released bonus, non-album track Burning Up, as an instant downloadon iTunesavailable exclusively with the special edition of Why Make Sense?. Stream the lyric video for 'Burning Up' below and pre-order the special edition of the album via iTunes HERE.
The band recently announced live dates to accompany the new album’s release. These live dates follow the band’s sold out UK and EU dates in May to coincide with new album Why Make Sense?, as well as festival appearances at Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, Sonar, Sasquatch and many more. Tickets for all dates are on sale now.
Why Make Sense? was recorded in Oxfordshire and London and produced by Hot Chip with Mark Ralph. Due to a unique and bespoke printing technique which has never been used before, the new album Why Make Sense? will come in one of 501 different colours making every cover unique. View the artwork, designed by Nick Relph, HERE (GIFs available here:small |large).
Pre-order the album from Dom Mart HERE and via iTunes HERE. All pre-orders come with an instant grat of Huarache Lights (watch HERE)and Need You Now (watch HERE).
'Feeling Good Is Good Enough' is the endlessly enjoyable recent single from Fresh Blood - a heartfelt and deeply infectious tune that is soaked in White's affable charisma. Formed of intricate piano and soaring strings, it's a spring staple that'll have you hooked on its sing-along chorus for a long time to come. Accompanying the song is a new video, which features behind-the-scenes footage of White's extraordinary show with a 30-piece orchestra at BRIC Arts Media House in Brooklyn, New York.
Richmond, Virginia-based singer, bandleader and modern soul visionary Matthew E. White released his second album Fresh Blood to critical acclaim earlier this year, earning accolades like “excellent” from NPR Music, “delightfully warm” (Spin), and “hot-buttered gorgeousness” (The Evening Standard).
Fresh Blood is available now via iTunes and DomMart on CD, vinyl and digital download.
Bob Moses' All In All is out now in CD and vinyl formats, in addition to the previously available digital version. 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.
Get All In All digitally via iTunes HEREor head to your local record store to pick up a physical copy.
The band recently released a video for 'First To Cry', watch it HERE or below.
Bob Moses are on tour throughout spring and summer 2015. For all dates and tickets, head HERE.
George FitzGerald’s debut album Fading Love is currently streaming for free exclusively as an iTunes Radio First Play HERE. Listen to what Fader is calling “one of the most enjoyably vibe-to-it-anywhere electronic releases of the year."
FitzGerald recently dropped a video for single ‘Crystallise ft. Lawrence Hart’. Watch the Joe Mortimer-directed video HERE.
Fading Love, out April 28th on Domino / Double Six, was recorded and produced both in London and George's adopted home, Berlin. The composition of the album began in an Ibiza studio rented on a whim between DJ gigs in summer 2013. It was here that George's increasing feelings of alienation towards the excesses and one-dimensional records so pervasive in dance music began to crystallise. Indeed, the title of the album, Fading Love, documents not only the disintegration of a romantic relationship but also FitzGerald's dwindling enthusiasm for music that so blindly ignored the more complicated realities of his own life.
Fading Love will be available on CD, digitally, & in vinyl formats on April 28th. Pre-order the album through Dom Mart HERE and on iTunes HERE. Fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will instantly receive tracks 'Crystallise (ft. Lawrence Hart)’ and 'Full Circle (ft. Boxed In)'.
With this week’s release of the acclaimed new album Darling Arithmetic, Villagers today release a video for standout track Everything I Am Is Yours, directed by Jamie Thraves (Radiohead, Sam Smith, Blur).
Darling Arithmetic is thefollow-up to Conor O’Brien’sdebut, Becoming a Jackal, andits successor, Awayland - both hugely acclaimed and each nominated for The Mercury Music Prize. It’s a breathtakingly beautiful, intimate album about love and relationships. For more information on Darling Arithmetic visit the album’s microsite HERE.
Villagers will be touring the UK and Europe this April and May 2015. The band have also confirmed a number of dates in the US in June playing alongside Patrick Watson as well as a headline date at The Casbah in San Diego. Live dates are as follows:
Tue 14 Apr – UK: Bristol: St Georges Wed 15 Apr – UK: Falmouth: Princess Pavilions Thu 16 Apr – UK: Exeter: Phoenix Fri 17 Apr – UK: Brighton: The Old Market Sun 19 Apr – UK: Liverpool: Epstein Theatre Mon 20 Apr – UK: Manchester: RNCM Concert Hall Tue 21 Apr – UK: Leeds: City Varieties Thu 23 Apr – UK: Portsmouth: Wedgewood Rooms Fri 24 Apr – UK: Cardiff: The Gate Sun 26 Apr – UK: Nottingham: Glee Club Mon 27 Apr – UK: Edinburgh: Pleasance Theatre Tue 28 Apr – UK: Glasgow: Oran Mor Fri 01 May – UK: London: Barbican Mon 04 May – France: Paris: Café de la Danse Tue 05 May – France: Tourcoing: Le Grand Mix Thu 07 May – Holland: Utrecht: Tivoli Vredenburg Fri 08 May – Holland: Amsterdam: De Duif Sat 09 May – Luxembourg: Luxembourg: Rockhal Sun 10 May – Germany: Heidleburg: Karlstorbahnhof Tue 12 May – Germany: Hamburg: Kulturkirche Wed 13 May – Germany: Cologne: Gebaeude Thu 14 May – Germany: Berlin: Babylon Sat 16 May – Holland: Nijmegen: Doornroosje Sun 17 May – Belgium: Brussels: Cirque Royal Wed 20 May – Ireland: Dublin: Olympia Theatre Thu 21 May - Ireland: Dublin: Olympia Theatre Sat 23 May – Ireland: Cork: Opera House Sun 24 May – Ireland: Limerick: Big Top Mon 25 May – UK: Belfast: Mandela Hall Tues 2 June - US: San Francisco, CA, The Chapel (w/ Patrick Watson) Thu 4 June - US: Los Angeles, CA, Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (w/ Patrick Watson) Fri 5 June - US: Los Angeles, CA, The Echo (w/ Patrick Watson) Sat 6 June - US: San Diego, CA, Casbah
Panda Bear is proud to present the video for ‘Tropic Of Cancer’, from the recently-released, critically acclaimed album Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper. The Dave Portner (of Animal Collective)-directed video, in which many of the album's leitmotifs - family, the animal kingdom, death’s inevitability – are touched on in arrestingly beautiful color.
Says Portner of the video: "Its always been in the spirit of Animal Collective to want to collaborate in many artistic ways with each other. Having been a fan of Noah’s music since we were teenagers, it’s sweet to finally be able to collaborate with him on something other than just making sounds and songs. I also am thankful to get my first shot at making something a little more long running in the visual/video world. This is one of my favorite songs on the record, hence my being involved with it. I’m grateful and excited to have worked on every moment of it and to have worked with all the sweet people who helped me put it together."
Panda Bear kicks off a run of US tour dates this coming Friday in Las Vegas. Taking in both weekends of Coachella, and headline dates in San Francisco and Los Angeles, the shows are on sale now. Ducktails opens.
04-10 Las Vegas, NV - The Bunkhouse * 04-11 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom * 04-12 Indio, CA - Coachella Festival * 04-14 San Francisco, CA - The Independent * (SOLD OUT) 04-15 Santa Cruz, CA - Cocoanut Grove Ballroom * 04-16 Sonoma, CA - Gundlach Bundschu Winery * 04-17 West Hollywood, CA - The Roxy Theatre * (SOLD OUT) 04-19 Indio, CA - Coachella Festival 05-08 Nashville, TN - Exit In ! 05-09 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel ! 05-10 Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival 05-24 Bradley, CA - Lightning in a Bottle Festival 05-28 Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound Festival 07-17 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
Prior to the release of their new album Why Make Sense? on May 18, Hot Chip have announced details of their latest single 'Need You Now'. Watch the video for the single - directed by Shynola - below.
“We share a lot of the same references and attitudes - there’s a definite aesthetic affinity,” say Shynola of Hot Chip. “The idea for the video wholly came from our reaction to the song. What was intended to be a piece of thrifty filmmaking ended up being a mind-melting shoot - if you can imagine shooting multiple versions of reality, but completely out of chronology, plus in the pissing rain and wind.”
Why Make Sense? 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. Due to a unique and bespoke printing technique which has never been used before, the new album Why Make Sense? will come in one of 501 different colours making every cover unique. View the artwork, designed by Nick Relph,HERE (GIFs available here:small |large).
Pre-order the album from Dom Mart HERE and via iTunes HERE. All pre-orders come with an instant grat of Huarache Lights and Need You Now.
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 tracklisting is as follows:
1. Burning up
3. Move With Me
The band recently announced further international festival appearances including Lollapalooza, Roskilde, Osheaga and more. Forthcoming live dates are as follows:
We are pleased to announce ‘Move Systems’, the first release from Domino’s latest signing - multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter, Georgia.
Built on a truly monstrous rhythm section, ‘Move Systems’is a frenetic, forceful and hugely imaginative track – offering as much cerebral charm as it does pure physical impact in the way it channels elements of early 00’s grime, dub, post-punk and hip hop into a genuinely new-sounding, globally minded brand of pop. The accompanying video, directed by Rollo Jackson (Hot Chip, Angel Haze, Danny Brown), is available to view now below.
Born and raised in north west London, the last few years have seen Georgia steadily establish herself as an important fixture in the city's most singular and imaginative artistic circles, playing drums for Kwes and Kate Tempest among others before emerging as an irresistible creative force in her own right with last year's Come In EP.
Newly signed to Domino, Georgia is currently putting the final touches to her debut album which she entirely wrote, performed and self-produced - details of which will be announced soon.
Georgia will be performing live at this year’s The Great Escape in Brighton on May 15, and as a special guest of Kelela at XOYO onMay 26. Further dates are to be announced.
Dan Deacon has shared a new music video for "When I Was Done Dying", directed by Adult Swim’s Off the Air. The video’s an exquisite corpse style of collaborative animation, with one of nine animators, each handling their own thirty second segment of the song. See the full list of credits below or at Off the Air. It marks the first time for both Deacon and Off the Air to work on a music video in this style, but the second time they’ve collaborated on a music video, following the video for 2012’s America’s “USA” 22 minute orchestral suite.
All this week at 4am ET/PT, Off the Air will be airing episodes featuring both collaborative music videos alongside work from the animators involved in the “When I Was Done Dying” video. Visit Off the Air’s Tumblr all week for interviews with Deacon and the animators. In addition, all this week the album version of “When I Was Done Dying” is available as a free track download on iTunes US. Download it here.
Watch Dan Deacon perform "When I Was Done Dying” (Live on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic) below.
After playing sold out release week shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York in late February, Deacon heads out on a North American headlining tour next week. See all the dates below.
Dan Deacon tour dates:
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 04-19 Birmingham, AL – WorkPlay 04-21 New Orleans, LA - Republic New Orleans 04-23 Austin, TX - The Mohawk 04-24 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s 04-25 Dallas, TX - Trees 04-28 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom 04-29 San Diego, CA - Casbah 05-01 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex 05-02 Mecca, CA – Desert Daze 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 Theater 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 05-29 Nimes, FR - This Is Not A Love Song 05-30 Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound Festival 06-03 Salzburg, AT - Rockhouse 06-06 Porto, PT - NOS Primavera 06-09 Vienna, AT - WUK 06-12 Kriens, CH - B-Sides Festival 06-15 Brighton, UK - The Haunt 06-16 London, UK - Oval Space 06-17 Salford, UK - Islington Mill 06-18 Glasgow, UK - CCA Glasgow 06-21 Hilvanrenbeek, NE - Best Kept Secret 08-20 to 23 - Powys, UK - Green Man Festival
“When I Was Done Dying” video credits
Creative Director: Dave Hughes Direction and Animation by Jake Fried, Chad Vangaalen, Dimitri Stankowicz, Colin White, Taras Hrabowsky, Anthony Francisco Schepperd, Masanobu Hiraoke, Caleb Wood, Koko Freakbean Producer for Williams Street: Cody DeMatteis
SXSW is upon us! Domino / Ribbon artists making appearances at SXSW in 2015 are Bob Moses, Matthew E. White, Laura Marling, and Hamilton Leithauser.
For each artists schedule, see below. And to catch all 5, in one venue, on one night, come to the Domino Showcase at House of Vans this Thursday, March 19th.
Domino SXSW Showcase @ House Of Vans Thursday, March 19th The Mohawk - 912 Red River Street, Austin TX 78701 8:00pm-2:00am
Wednesday March 18 || Resident Advisor @ Vulcan Gas Company || 8pm Thursday March 19 || Domino Showcase @ House Of Vans at Mohawk || 10pm
Bob Moses release All In All, a collection of previous EPs and singles, on April 21st 2015. Their debut full length is due out later this year on Domino.
“this Canadian-bred, New York-based production duo are turning out some of the coolest, laid-back electro this year.” – GQ, 13 Electronic Artists To Hear Right Now
“one of the underground’s most unique rising talents.” – Billboard
“The Canuck duo have a monopoly on chill, deep-house-adjacent grooves and their live elements bring a spacey, dare-we-say desertous vibe…” – THUMP
Monday March 16 || The Onion & AV Club @ Red 7 || 7:15pm Thursday March 19 || Heartbreaker Banquet @ Willie Nelson’s Luck, TX || 3:35pm Thursday March 19 || Domino Showcase @ House Of Vans at Mohawk || 12am
Hamilton Leithauser (of The Walkmen) released his debut solo album, Black Hours, in 2014 via Ribbon Music. He is on tour throughout April and May.
“the deep palette and intimate musicianship [on Black Hours] sustain a mood of late night melodrama” - Rolling Stone
“the most musically diverse and adventuresome of Leithauser’s career, yet that distinctive voice of his remains at the forefront, as curious and inscrutable as ever” - Paste
“Black Hours feels stately and hand-crafted, even as bits of vein-bulging intensity poke through... [a] welcome new discovery” - NPR Music
‘Riveting album’ - Esquire
Wednesday March 18 || KCRW Day Stage @ Austin Convention Centre || 3pm Wednesday March 18 || Billy Reid @ Weather Up Bar || 6:45pm Thursday March 19 || Communion Showcase @ St. David’s Church || 8:45pm Thursday March 19 || Domino Showcase @ House Of Van at Mohawk || 1am
Laura Marling's fifth album, Short Movie, will be out March 24th on Ribbon Music. She plays Warsaw in Brooklyn on March 23rd.
“False Hope is a standout on the folk singer’s first plugged-in LP” – Rolling Stone
“Album after album she continues to get more aggressive…now she is just this destroyer of worlds” –NPR Music
“Laura Marling’s voice is electrifying even when it’s subdued. Her precise, powerful phrases hit like lightning bolts before rescinding behind layers of expertly-picked acoustic guitar.” – Stereogum
“Full of hazy drones, expansive string arrangements, and, for the first time, electric guitar work from Marling herself, it's probably her most instrumentally diverse record to date” – The Fader
MATTHEW E. WHITE
Wednesday March 18 || Waterloo Records Day Party || 2pm Thursday March 19 || Fotobom Presents… The Austin City Limits & NME "Bloody Mary Morning" / GSD&M courtyard || 10:40am Thursday March 19 || Under the Radar Day @ Flamingo Cantina || 12:45pm Thursday March 19 || SX San Jose day party @ Hotel San Jose || 3pm Thursday March 19 || Domino Showcase @ House Of Van at Mohawk || 11pm Friday March 20 || Another Planet Entertainment @ Red Eyed Fly || 12:30pm
Matthew E. White's sophomore album Fresh Blood is out now on Domino. He plays Letterman on Monday March 16 and will be touring through March and April.
“Excellent… replete with sweeping string and choral and horn arrangements, backed by real-time rhythm-section synchronicity" – NPR Music
“White's playful, laid-back strumming and songwriting are delightfully warm.” – Spin
"Truly wonderful and wise" - MOJO Magazine
“A delicious record” – The Guardian
“Tranquility” is an absolutely stirring ballad, marked by hushed, almost whispery vocals and the pained wailing of slide guitar.” –Consequence of Sound
Monday March 16 || The Onion & AV Club @ Red 7 || 5pm Monday March 16 || Rocketfuel Showcase @ Vulcan Gas Company || 9:45pm Wednesday March 18 || VICE/Jansport Showcase @ Cheer Up Charlies || 12am
Real Estate's most recent album, Atlas, came out in 2014. The band recently played CBS Saturday Morning and will be touring throughout April and May.
"It is rare, and special, for a band to be this effortlessly and completely themselves.” - Pitchfork
“the first important record of 2014” - The New York Times
“a quietly sublime work” - Paste
“nostalgic and reflective, regretful and romantic.” - Under The Radar
Petite Noir’s debut EP The King Of Anxiety is now available to purchase in CD and vinyl formats globally. To commemorate its release, the New York Times has premiered the video for EP standout ‘The Fall’ HERE, calling the track “a pensive, meditative ode to the inescapable changes wrought by time, with a quietly anthemic refrain and minimalist orchestration that might call the XX to mind.”
Directed by Yannick Ilunga (Petite Noir) and Rochelle Nembhard, the video for ‘The Fall’ explores their relationship, and symbolizes what we all face in our closest of relationships; the challenges which arise in our attempts to lose selfness and achieve unity.
Regarding the video, Ilunga says:
“The video is inspired by the work of Serbian artist Marina Abromovic, and in particular her ‘The Artist is Present’ performance art piece (MoMA 2010), where she was reunited with her ex-lover, the German artist Ulay, after 22 years apart.
It’s intended as a raw and transparent look into what we do to each other in relationships, setting aside the fakeness and pretense that we shroud ourselves in.
When we fall, we fall together.”
Petite Noir is currently working on his debut album for release by Domino’s sister label, Double Six, later this year.
The King Of Anxiety EP is now available in digital, vinyl, and CD formats from the Dom Mart.
Following on from ‘Courage’, the heartrending first single from Villagers’ forthcoming album Darling Arithmetic, Conor O’Brien is proud to share a second listen from the album, in the form of the soulful ‘Hot Scary Summer’, which rakes over the break-up of a love affair blighted by “all the pretty young homophobes looking out for a fight”. The song premiered earlier today on NPR’s All Songs Considered, and can now be heard here.
Darling Arithmetic is the third album from Villagers, set for release on April 14th in the United States. Thefollow-up to Conor O’Brien’sdebut, Becoming a Jackal, andits successor, Awayland - both hugely acclaimed and each nominated for The Mercury Music Prize - is a breathtakingly beautiful, intimate album entirely about love and relationships.
Villagers has just announced two NYC shows for later this month, which will kick off an extensive 2 month touring period, also taking in the UK and Europe. The UK tour will culminate in Villagers’ biggest London headline show to date at The Barbican on May 1st. Live dates are as follows:
Mon 23 March – USA: NY, Brooklyn, Warsaw (with Laura Marling)
Darling Arithmetic will be available on CD, LP, and digitally. Pre-order the album on CD or LP through Dom Mart HERE and digitally through iTunes HERE. The digital pre-order comes with an instant download of ‘Courage’. (Watch the video for ‘Courage’ HERE).
Next week, Richmond, Virginia-based singer, bandleader and modern soul visionary Matthew E. White will releaseFresh Blood, the follow-up to the critically acclaimed debut Big Inner. Produced by White and Spacebomb partner Trey Pollard and mixed by Pat Dillett (David Byrne, Nile Rodgers), Fresh Blood is now streaming in its entirety via NPR Music's First Listen and through the mobile app TuneIn for the remainder of this week.
For those of you who missed out or couldn't attend his performance earlier this week at BRIC Arts Media House, where he debuted the new album with the help of a 30 piece live band, listen back to a broadcast of the entire show next Tuesday 9pm EST on WFUV. In addition, Matthew E. White hits the road this month for a series of headlining US dates including SXSW.
Fresh Blood is available on CD, vinyl and digitally. There is also a special edition of the album, which is a double LP gatefold heavyweight vinyl (WIGLP309X) containing a bonus LP titled Fresh Blood: No Skin – a full length minimalist mix of the entire album. You can pre-order Fresh Blood via Domino Mart andiTunes.
Matthew E. White's US dates:
03-07 Savannah, GA - Savannah Stopover Music Festival 03-18 to 03-20 Austin, TX - SXSW 03-22 San Diego, CA - Casbah 03-24 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo 03-25 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop 03-27 Portland OR, - Mississippi Studios 03-28 Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern 03-29 Boise, ID - Treefort Music Fest 04-01 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry 04-02 Chicago, IL - Schubas 04-03 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern 04-04 Philadelphia, PA - World Café Live 04-05 Allston, MA - Great Scott 04-06 Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right 04-07 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel 04-11 Richmond, VA - The Broadberry 05-07 Durham, NC - Motorco Music Hall 05-08 Asheville, NC - The Mothlight 05-10 Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Music Fest
Sam Dust, AKA LA PRIEST, has shared the video for 'Oino, the first track from the artist’s new project for Domino.
The video was shot by Dust’s brother, director Isaac Eastgate, during the pair’s travels recently and was “inspired by a story our grandad told us about a man imprisoned in the desert who escapes by singing to a wizard”, according to the artist.
Having previously used the moniker for a 12" release on Erol Alkan's Phantasy label in 2007, ‘Oino’, Dust's new single, is the first material to surface from the artist since the hiatus of Late Of The Pier, his previous band, in 2009.
Sam Dust spent much of his time after 2010 in Greenland, studying the effects of the Ivittuut region's electro-magnetic phenomena on recorded sound, and producing more than five secret uncredited projects - some of which have already trickled out into the world to public acclaim.
Evoking the disruptive pop spirit of musicians like David Byrne, Prince, Arthur Russell or Aphex Twin, Dust's revived LA PRIEST project once again sets him apart as a true outlying original. ‘Oino’ marks the beginning of this long over-due re-emergence and is just a glimpse of the gloriously alluring hole in the fabric of the universe he's torn for himself.
Super Furry Animals return to active service this spring with a deluxe 15th anniversary reissue of their long out-of-print album Mwng and a series of UK shows – their first since 2009.
Originally released in 2000 on the band’s own Placid Casual label (between deals with Creation and Sony), the Super Furries career-defining fourth album Mwng was the band’s only Welsh language long player. It reached Number 11 in the UK album charts and was their highest selling record globally up to that point. It remains the biggest selling Welsh language album of all time. On its original release, the record was praised in an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons for its significant part in promoting the language and culture of Wales. You can listen to ‘Ymaelodi Â'r Ymylon’ from the album HERE.
Not only is 2015 the 15th anniversary of Mwng’s release, it is also the 20th anniversary of the band’s first gigs and the release of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (In Space), the band’s first EP.
Mwng will be re-released in the UK on Friday May 1st (International Worker’s Day) and on May 5th in North America. The reissue comes in several formats. Deluxe editions (vinyl, CD and download) contain five tracks previously released on the US version of Mwng under the name Mwng Bach as well as a previously unreleased Peel session and a full live show recorded at ATP. The album is available to pre-order from Domino and from iTunes. Pre-orders of the physical album from Domino will receive a download of the standard album immediately.
Super Furry Animals will play their first gigs since December 2009 in the week that Mwng is reissued. The band play:
Fading Love, the long-awaited debut album from Berlin-based, British-born DJ and producer George FitzGerald, will be out April 28 on Double Six/Domino. The first listen from the album comes in the form of ‘Full Circle’, available to stream now HERE.
‘Full Circle’ premiered earlier today on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show as the Hottest Record In The World, and is also now featured as an NPR ‘Songs We Love’. The track, featuring vocals from Boxed In frontman Oli Bayston, is about the unfulfilled promise of stagnant relationships, both romantic and idealistic, and is perfectly suited for both headphones and the club.
Fading Love establishes an exciting new chapter for the acclaimed British producer, DJ, and ManMakeMusic label head, marking an expansion out from his blistering DJ sets across Europe and the UK, and into the realm of songwriter/producer peers such as Caribou, Four Tet, and Jon Hopkins. The two-time Radio 1 resident, and producer of Katy B’s ‘I Like You’, FitzGerald has accomplished a great deal for his 26 years, including tour dates with Disclosure, a recent Jon Hopkins remix (hear his ‘Open Eye Signal’ remix HERE), and a string of well-received club singles for labels Hotflush and Aus, in addition to his previous two releases on Double Six, “I Can Tell (By The Way You Move)” and “Magnetic”.
Fading Love is an intriguingly textured debut album, touching on the more emotive and tactile spectrum of electronic music, while keeping one foot firmly planted on the dance floor.
Fading Love will be available on CD, LP, and digitally. Pre-order the album through Dom Mart HERE and through iTunes HERE. All pre-orders come with an instant grat of ‘Full Circle’.
Fading Love Tracklisting
01. About Time 02. Full Circle 03. Knife To The Heart 04. Call It Love (If You Want To) 05. Beginning At The End 06. Shards 07. Your Two Faces 08. Crystalize 09. Frank Is Sleeping 10. The Waiting
George Fitzgerald USA DJ Dates
26th Feb – CAN: Stereobar, Montreal 27th Feb – USA: Trade, Miami 28th Feb – USA: Spybar, Chicago 5th March – USA: Middlesex Lounge, Boston 6th March – USA: U Hall, Washington 7th March – USA: Verboten, NYC
Real Estate has announced a run of headlining and festival dates in May and June of this year, taking in both East and West coasts of the US and a short trip into Canada. The 12 dates will also see the band take the stage at the famed Radio City Music Hall for the first time ever, opening for Glaswegian band Belle & Sebastian.
Full dates were announced today, with Woodsist Festival, Sasquatch, and Radio City Music Hall already on sale. All others shows go on sale this coming Friday, Feb 27th, with the exception of their NXNE show, which is on sale this Thursday.
Real Estate's 2014 LP, Atlas, landed the band on The Late Show with David Letterman and Conan, earned their third straight Pitchfork Best New Music and appeared on numerous ‘Best of 2014’ lists, with the New York Times hailing Atlas as “the first important record of 2014”. The band recently shared the stage with Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo when he joined them on Weezer song “No Other One” as part of Red Bull Sound Select’s ‘30 Days In LA’ programming.
Real Estate US Tour Dates
Mon May 18 || Woodsist Festival || Big Sur, CA || TICKETS Tues May 19 || Gundlach-Bundschu Winery || Sonoma, CA * || TICKETS Thurs May 21 || Revolution Hall || Portland, OR * || TICKETS Fri May 22 || The Imperial || Vancouver, BC * || TICKETS Sat May 23 || Sasquatch Music Festival || Quincy, WA || TICKETS Wed June 10 || Radio City Music Hall || New York, NY ** || TICKETS Fri June 19 || The Danforth || Toronto, ON *** || TICKETS Sat June 20 || Tralf Music Hall || Buffalo, NY || TICKETS Mon June 22 || Higher Ground || Burlington, VT || TICKETS Tues June 23 || Port City Music Hall || Portland, ME || TICKETS Wed June 24 || Paradise || Boston, MA || TICKETS Thurs June 25 || The Columbus || Providence, RI || TICKETS
* with Woods ** supporting Belle & Sebastian *** NXNE Festival performance
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.
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'.
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.
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)
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, 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 Spotifynow. The vinyl version of All In All will be available as a Record Store Day exclusive on April 18globally. 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
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."
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.
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
This summer, The Kills willreturn 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.
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?
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:
Darling Arithmetic is the third album from Villagers, released on April 14th 2015. Thefollow-up to Conor O’Brien’sdebut, Becoming a Jackal, andits 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, 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 herewhile 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.
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)
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