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REAL ESTATE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'IN MIND'; WATCH "DARLING" VIDEO

Real Estate | 01/24/17

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Real Estate has confirmed details for their upcoming fourth LP – In Mind – out March 17th. Recorded in Los Angeles with Grammy-winning producer Cole M.G.N. (Julia Holter, Beck), album opener “Darling” is available now along with accompanying music video, directed by Weird Days. Watch it below.

Over 11 songs, In Mind pushes the band in new directions, while still retaining the warmth and soft-focus narratives that one has come to expect from Real Estate —pastoral guitars, elegantly deployed arrangements, a mindful melancholy. In Mind offers the sound of a mature band not only at the height of its power, but in a period of change. Since their last record – 2014’s Atlas – primary songwriter Martin Courtney became a father of two and moved to upstate New York, while bassist Alex Bleeker relocated to California. In addition, following the departure of co-founding member and lead guitarist Matt Mondanile in 2015, Courtney, Bleeker, drummer Jackson Pollis and keyboardist Matt Kallman welcomed longtime friend and New Jersey native Julian Lynch into the band as a full-time guitarist.

Atlas was an undisputed breakout for the band. Apart from being one of the most lauded records of that year, it earned them performances on Letterman, Conan and CBS This Morning, their third consecutive Pitchfork Best New Music, features with Rolling Stone, Wall Street Journal, NPR Music, a Relix cover story + more, and their highest ever placement on the Billboard 200. In addition to a spot at Coachella this Spring, Real Estate will tour extensively behind In Mind - more info coming soon.

In Mind will be available on CD, LP and digitally. An exclusive limited edition deluxe LP featuring heavyweight colored vinyl, gold foil imprinted packaging (pictured below), and a slipmat, is available to pre-order from Domino Mart. All pre-orders from Domino Mart and iTunes pre-orders will come with an instant download of “Darling”.

In Mind Tracklisting:
1. Darling
2. Serve The Song
3. Stained Glass
4. After The Moon
5. Two Arrows
6. White Light
7. Holding Pattern
8. Time
9. Diamond Eyes
10. Same Sun
11. Saturday

Real Estate photo by Shawn Brackbill.

 

JOE GODDARD ANNOUNCES NEW SOLO ALBUM, ELECTRIC LINES, OUT 21ST APRIL ON GRECO-ROMAN / DOMINO

Joe Goddard | 01/24/17

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Electric Lines, the new album from producer Joe Goddard, is all about connections. The title refers to the colourful cables that link the modules in his Eurorack synthesizer and to the invisible wires that run between all the different kinds of electronic music that he loves. An apt title for a record which brilliantly unites the strands of his prolific career: member of Hot Chip and the 2 Bears, songwriter, producer, DJ, Grammy award nominated remixer and co-founder of the Greco-Roman label.

Like Four Tet, Caribou and Jamie xx, Joe combines a thirst for experimentation, an instinctive understanding of the dancefloor and a love of left-of-centre pop music. Electric Lines confirms his place in the front rank of British producers. 

Today Goddard also drops the video for new single ‘Music Is The Answer’, the second track to be heard from the forthcoming album.

Following hot on the heels of ‘Lose Your Love’, ‘Music Is The Answer’ is an infectious left-of-centre pop track featuring London singer-songwriter Jess Mills, also known as Slo (previous collaborations include Photek, Distance and Breakage).

Directed by Shynola creative collective (Radiohead ‘Pyramid Song’, Beck ‘E-Pro’, Blur ‘Good Song’, Queens of The Stone Age ‘Go With The Flow’), the video epitomises the track’s optimistic message and much needed modern day mantra. Director Richard Kenworthy says: “The message of this track really resonated with us coming off the back of what for most people was a dispiriting year. We'd recently been reading about the AWOL Hitomi satellite, and also the incredible Pinchas Gutter hologram and that lead to imagine a story about a satellite lost in the vastness of space, broadcasting a recorded message of hope.” 

Elsewhere on the album, Hot Chip bandmate Alexis Taylor features on the title track ‘Electric Lines’, while Michigan based singer Daniel Wilson makes an appearance on disco-sampling deep house track ‘Home’. Jess Mills graces the album’s two most irresistible pop songs, ‘Ordinary Madness’ and ‘Music Is the Answer’. Joe himself sings on a few tracks including the deeply personal ‘So Long’, a tender reflection on parenthood and mortality. Electric Lines treasure chest of styles also includes lustrous electronic soul (‘Lose Your Love’), rippling UK garage (‘Truth Is Light’) and shamanic psychedelic techno (‘Children’). The result is an album set to draw the map of 2017’s musical landscape and cement Joe Goddard as one of the UK’s most credible and well respected producers.

Electric Lines will be available on Deluxe Edition Vinyl, featuring a signed double LP on heavyweight vinyl with a wide spined sleeve, exclusive bonus 12” featuring 3 tracks from the Electric Lines’ album sessions, download card with album + 12” tracks.   The CD will feature an initial card pack pressing with a 6 page artwork booklet. You can purchase the album digitally HERE and via Amazon HERE.  Vinyl and CD both feature completely unique, separate artwork.

Electric Lines tracklisting:

01. Ordinary Madness
02. Lose Your Love
03. Home
04. Lasers
05. Human Heart
06. Children
07. Truth Is Light
08. Nothing Moves
09. Electric Lines
10. Music Is The Answer  

‘Electric Lines’ will be released April 21, 2017 on Greco-Roman / Domino

 

DIRTY PROJECTORS' SELF-TITLED 7TH ALBUM RELEASED 24TH FEBRUARY

Dirty Projectors | 01/18/17

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The new Dirty Projectors song ‘Up In Hudson’ is an elegy — to the Obama years, to a generation of indie rock, and to a relationship.  Over the course of nine verses and almost eight minutes, the lyrics situate David Longstreth & his band in the vivid textures of the recent past like a millennial Blood On The Tracks.  It is a piece of epic storytelling unlike anything else in Dirty Projectors’ discography.

To arrive where we began and know the place for the first time: ‘Up In Hudson’ is an origin story for a new chapter of Dirty Projectors. 

And with it, Dirty Projectors announce their long-awaited 7th LP.

The new album does everything we want and expect from Dirty Projectors — but in a way we never could have imagined or anticipated.  In a career of surprising conceptual gambits, unexpected stylistic evolutions, and continually changing lineups — this is, as DJ Khaled says, “ANOTHER ONE”!

Dirty Projectors will be out February 24, 2017 on Domino.

Dirty Projectors tracklisting:

01. Keep Your Name
02. Death Spiral
03. Up In Hudson
04. Work Together
05. Little Bubble
06. Winner Take Nothing
07. Ascent Through Clouds
08. Cool Your Heart
09. I See You

The deluxe edition LP will be available exclusively through the Domino Mart. The deluxe features the album on 150g clear with black smoke double LP, housed in a wide spine jacket with a 16-page 11x11 libretto, and an etched D side. The first pressing of the CD features an O-card sleeve with a 16-page libretto. 

Pre-order the album here:

DELUXE VINYL

DIGITAL

 

MIDDLE KIDS ANNOUNCE DEBUT EP; SHARE NEW VIDEOS FOR 'EDGE OF TOWN', 'NEVER START'

Middle Kids | 01/17/17

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Domino is pleased to announce the signing of Australia's Middle Kids. Their debut self-titled EP will be released February 17th, 2017.

The three-piece, led by vocalist / guitarist Hannah Joy, and producer / multi-instrumentalist Tim Fitz, with Harry Day on drums, first came to public attention with the release of their debut single 'Edge Of Town' in May last year. Sir Elton John declared himself a fan of the song, added it to his Apple Music playlist and aired it on his Beats 1 radio show. Triple J placed the song on high rotation, while in the US, the song has had airplay support on over 30 AAA/Alt stations. To date, 'Edge Of Town'has accumulated over 3 million streams on Spotify. Not bad for a band that, when they recorded the single, hadn't played a single show.

Now, Middle Kids have shows in Australia, America, and Europe under their belt; they've recorded sessions with WFUV and WXPN's World Cafe; and they're getting ready to head out on tour across America with Cold War Kids, with headline shows and a stop at SXSW also plotted.

Earlier this week, Middle Kids shared a brand new video for the single 'Edge Of Town'. Shot in Melbourne, and directed by Josh Harris:

And today, in celebration of their signing to Domino and the announcement of the upcoming tour, Middle Kids have released the video for previously unheard EP track, 'Never Start'. 

Middle Kids EP is available to pre-order now on LP, CD, and digital download.
Pre-order: Dom Mart / iTunes

Earlier this month Middle Kids were highlighted as one of Vinyl Me, Please's 11 Artists to Watch in 2017, and the Middle Kids EP was also selected for their VMP Rising program, receiving an exclusive limited-edition pressing on white vinyl. Get it here.

Middle Kids 2017 Tour Dates:

02/21 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
02/22 - Portland, OR - The Fremont Theater
02/25 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
02/28 - Denver, CO - Lost Lake Lounge
03/01 - Kansas City, MO - The Tank Room
03/03 - Nashville, TN - The Basement
03/04 - Charleston, SC - The Music Farm *
03/05 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore *
03/06 - Saxapahaw, NC - Haw River Ballroom *
03/07 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle *
03/10 - Baton Rouge, LA - Varisty Theatre *
03/11 - Fayetteville, AR - George's Majestic Lounge *
03/12 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium *
03/14 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre *
03/15-03/16 - Austin, TX - SXSW
03/18 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theater *
03/19 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian *
03/21 - Detroit, IL - St. Andrews Hall *
03/22 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall *
03/23 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE *
03/24 - Covington, KY - Madison Theater *
03/29 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
03/30 - Washington, DC - DC9
04/01 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right

* with Cold War Kids

 

BUZZCOCKS 'SPIRAL SCRATCH' AND 'TIME'S UP' RE-ISSUED FOR 40TH ANNIVERSARIES

Buzzcocks | 01/09/17

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Domino is proud to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of Buzzcocks’ groundbreaking Spiral Scratch EP with its reissue on January 27, 2017. Time’s Up, the 1976 demos recorded with founder & singer Howard Devoto and originally released as a bootleg, will also be reissued on March 10, 2017 alongside the Buzzcocks (mk.1) Box, a special boxset containing vinyl and CD of both Spiral Scratch and Times Up alongside rare reprinted ephemera of the time. 

Watch Breakdown, filmed at Manchester’s Lesser Free Trade Hall shows in 1976:

‘It’s the Buzz, Cock’.

Howard Devoto read this headline from a January 1976 Time Out review of Rock Follies, the 1970s TV musical drama following the ups and downs of the fictional female rock group, Little Ladies.

Devoto adapted and appropriated it as the name for his new band that he had just formed with Pete Shelley, having realized what a Sex Pistol was before anyone else.

Buzzcocks formed having witnessed firsthand the white-heat of the early Sex Pistols. Howard and Pete went about organizing the now infamous 1976 Lesser Free Trade Hall gigs that brought punk to the provinces and galvanized the new Manchester music revolution. The plan was to simply play support to the Pistols and then see what happened next…

Featuring the original line-up of Howard Devoto (vocals & songwriter), Pete Shelley (guitar & songwriter), Steve Diggle (bass guitar) and John Maher (drums), Time’s Up was recorded at Revolution Studios in Stockport, England on October 18th 1976. The session, a capture of Buzzcocks’ live set at the time, cost £45 and was engineered by Andy MacPherson.

In December of the same year, the band recorded the four-track Spiral Scratch EP with a minimum of fuss in ‘downtime’ at Indigo Studios, with Martin Hannett (then going under the pseudonym of Martin Zero) producing.  The band inexplicably took it upon themselves to self-release the EP, somehow finding the monies necessary to press 1000 copies on 7” vinyl, on their own New Hormones label.  The EP sold for £1 a copy. Within days of the initial release, with typical punk chaos and sweet disregard for any cohesive business strategy, Howard Devoto revealed that he was quitting the band.  The Spiral Scratch EP quickly sold out of its initial 1000 pressing, went on to sell 16,000 copies over the next six months and is now recognized as one of, if not the, most important records of the punk explosion. It was the first self-released record of its time, with the band responsible for everything, from sleeve design to distribution.

Spiral Scratch is testament to the power of punk’s possibilities and is an object lesson in how to debunk and demystify any hurdles presented by the establishment. The impact of this incredible seven inches of vinyl that kick-started the whole D.I.Y. culture goes on, and on, and on, and on, and on…

Pre-order:

Spiral Scratch will be available on 7” vinyl and digitally + a limited edition 7” with an insert including the original press release via Dom Mart.  

Times Up will be available on CD, vinyl and digitally

Buzzcocks (mk.1) Box contains 7” vinyl and CD of ‘Spiral Scratch’, LP vinyl and CD of ‘Time’s Up’ and audio & video download codes, plus reprinted ephemera of the time, including assorted 10” x 8” photographs, 1976 gig flyers and posters, pin badges, the ‘Spiral Scratch’ story and a new re-imagined edition of Manchester fanzine, ‘Shy Talk’ with original contributions from those who were there at the time. You can pre-order the box set HERE.

 

AUSTRA UNVEIL 'FUTURE POLITICS' MUSIC VIDEO; CONFIRM EUROPEAN TOUR DATES FOR 2017

Austra | 12/05/16

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Our current climate leaves many feeling apathetic but despair can act as a compass – the less you can ignore, the more you have to act.

Having previously shared the video for first single ‘Utopia‘Austra are pleased to reveal the video for new track ‘Future Politics’, taken from the forthcoming album of the same name which is released January 20th on Domino.

Of the video, Austra’s Katie Stelmanis and the director Allie Avital say: "Future Politics is the breaking down of paradigms. In this video, we wanted to explore what a world might look like if our values were transformed: instead of glorifying labour, maybe we could learn to glorify the act of doing absolutely nothing."

Austra’s third LP is the Canadian band’s most ambitious record to date and calls for radical hope: “a commitment to replace the approaching dystopia,” says Katie Stelmanis, who leads Austra with the support of Maya Postepski (Princess Century, TR/ST), Dorian Wolf, and Ryan Wonsiak. 

Additionally, Austra have confirmed full European tour dates for 2017 including London’s Convergence Festival.  
All dates can be found below.

Austra 2017 tour dates:

01/20 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
01/21 - Montreal - Fairmount Theatre
01/24 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
01/26 - Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
01/27 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
01/28 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
01/29 - Durham, NC - Motorco Music Hall
01/31 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In *
02/01 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West *
02/02 - New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa *
02/03 - Dallas, TX - Trees *
02/04 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk *
02/05 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace *
02/07 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar *
02/08 - San Diego, CA - Casbah *
02/09 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre *
02/11 - San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine *
02/13 - Portland, OR - Holocene *
02/14 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile *
02/17 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club *
02/18 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall 
02/19 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick *
03/04 – Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
03/06 – Uebel & Gefaehrlich, Hamburg
03/07 – Warsaw, Poland - Niebo
03/08 – Berlin, Germany - Astra
03/09 – Muffatwerk, Munich
03/10 – Leipzig, Germany - Täubchenthal
03/11 – Posthof, Linz
03/12 – Wuk, Vienna
03/15 – Biko Club, Milano
03/16 – Les Docks, Lausanne
03/17 – Dampfzentrale, Bern
03/18 – Gloria Theter, Cologne
03/21 – Brighton, UK - Patterns
03/22 – London, UK - Village Underground
03/23 – Edinburgh, UK - Summerhall
03/24 – Manchester, UK - The Deaf Institue
03/25 – Dublin, Ireland - The Button Factory
03/28 – Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing
03/29 – Les Trinitaires, Metz
03/31 – Le Trianon, Paris
05/01 – Metronum, Toulouse
05/05 – MAC, A Coruña
05/06 – Teatro Barcelo, Madrid
05/07 – La Rambleta, València
05/08 – Barcelona, Spain - Sala Apolo 
05/12 – L’Epicerie, Lyon
05/13 – La Sirene, La Rochelle
05/15 – Le 106, Rouen
05/16 – Brussels, Belgium - AB Box

* with support from The Range

Future Politics is available to pre-order now on limited edition deluxe colored vinyl with exclusive signed art print, CD, and digital download.

Pre-order: Dom Mart / iTunes

 

AUSTRA SHARE 'UTOPIA' (IKONIKA REMIX); ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

Austra | 11/03/16

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Austra recently announced their third full length LP Future Politics, out January 20th, and have today announced the first leg of North American tour dates in support of the release. The Range will be supporting for a portion of the tour, and tickets are on-sale now. See below to find a show near you.

To accompany the tour announcement, The Fader have premiered a gorgeous remix by Ikonika for Future Politics’ lead single "Utopia". 

In an email to The FADER, Ikonika discussed her thinking behind the remix. “Good form is ubiquitous," she said. "We all wanna share our achievements via social media. We can easily be distracted by it. One lyric I had on loop making this remix was My work is valid, I can’t prove it/ but I know. I always thought of myself as online shy, but I learnt I just can't be bothered much.”

Listen now:

Austra 2017 tour dates:

01/20 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
01/21 - Montreal - Fairmount Theatre
01/24 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
01/26 - Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
01/27 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
01/28 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
01/29 - Durham, NC - Motorco Music Hall
01/31 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In *
02/01 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West *
02/02 - New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa *
02/03 - Dallas, TX - Trees *
02/04 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk *
02/05 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace *
02/07 - Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar *
02/08 - San Diego, CA - Casbah *
02/09 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre *
02/11 - San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine *
02/13 - Portland, OR - Holocene *
02/14 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile *
02/17 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club *
02/18 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
02/19 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick *

* with support from The Range

Future Politics is available to pre-order now on limited edition deluxe colored vinyl with exclusive signed art print, CD, and digital download.

Pre-order: Dom Mart / iTunes

 

THE RANGE ANNOUNCES FURTHER 2017 US & AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES; LISTEN TO LIVE SET

The Range | 11/02/16

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This weekend, The Range's North American support tour with Phantogram will come to an end, but today he's announced additional 2017 tour dates. He'll be supporting Tourist for a few shows in Australia in January and then be the main support for Austra's February 2017 tour behind their new album Utopia. Read recent interviews with The Range's James Hinton where he touches on his recent album Potential and SUPERIMPOSE, the documentary looking at the making of and the stories behind the people featured on the album, at DiscoverSD and Brightest Young Things.

Listen to a live set taken from the Denver, CO show on Oct 12, 2016 from The Range's recent dates with Phantogram below. The Range's James Hinton had the following to say about his recent live shows:

Looking forward to going out on tour next February with Austra! I’ve been out on the road all fall and have been having a lot of fun with my live set so I'm excited for you to hear these new live versions and edits of my songs. You can hear a little of what's to come from this set recorded at The Fillmore in Denver last month - james

The Range 2016/2017 tour dates:

11-03 New Orleans, LA - Joy Theater @
11-04 McDade, TX - Sound on Sound
11-05 Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory @
11-19 Chicago, IL - Moonlight Studios $ 
01-25 Sydney, Australia - The Factory Theatre *
01-27 Melbourne, Australia - Corner Hotel *
01-31 Nashville, TN - Exit/In %
02-01 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West %
02-02 New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa %
02-03 Dallas, TX - Trees %
02-04 Austin, TX - The Mohawk %
02-05 El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace %
02-07 Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar %
02-08 San Diego, CA - Casbah %
02-09 Los Angeles, CA El Rey %
02-11 San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine %
02-13 Portland, OR - Holocene %
02-14 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile %
02-17 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock %
02-18 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall %
02-19 Detroit, MI - The Crofoot %

@ with Phantogram
$ with Jim-E-Stack
* with Tourist
% with Austra

 

WATCH PORCHES LIVE IN SESSION FOR KEXP

Porches | 10/28/16

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Porches recently stopped by the KEXP studio to perform a handful of songs from this year's acclaimed release 'Pool'. Watch the sesion back now, featuring renditions of Car, Mood, Braid, and Glow.

To cap off an incredible 2016, Porches will be performing a special headline show at Brooklyn's Warsaw on November 3rd. Tickets are available now.

Porches 2016 Tour Dates:

11/03 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw

 

PORCHES RELEASES WATER EP, LISTEN IN FULL NOW

Porches | 10/20/16

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Aaron Maine’s Porches follows the release of this year’s acclaimed Pool with the Water EP – a special opportunity to experience the music that formed the melodic skeleton of Pool in its raw state, alongside a pair of previously unreleased songs ‘Black Dress’ and ‘Black Budweiser T-Shirt’. Recorded solo in his adopted home of New York City, the Water EP strips Maine’s work down to its core, opening the curtain on his musical metamorphosis from previous releases Slow Dance In The Cosmos and those of his alias, Ronald Paris, into the Porches of today.

Stream Water EP HERE

Coinciding with the release of Water, Porches has shared a video for previously unreleased song ‘Black Dress,’ one of the new tracks from the EP.

Maine on Water:

I spent the first year after releasing ‘Slow Dance In The Cosmos’ teaching myself how to record music. I ended up with a bunch of pretty realized demos for songs that ended up on ‘Pool’ during that process. It was a loose and explorative time for me. I wanted to release a select few of these “demos” because I always find the excitement captured by recording a song when you first write it to be almost impossible to recreate later down the line. I chose to rerecord all of the songs that were to be on ‘Pool’ because I felt like by the time I had a batch of songs that I felt would make an album, I had grown as a producer and wanted to give them another pass. Either way, it’s fun to listen back to these earlier versions of the songs and remember how they first existed.

Water is available digitally today, stream it HERE, and will be on sale as a limited edition cassette during Porches upcoming autumn tour dates. It can also be purchased online, in limited quantities, through Bandcamp and the Domino Mart.

Purchase Water: Dom Mart || Bandcamp || iTunes 

Porches commence new live dates with a US headline tour throughout September, supported by Japanese Breakfast and Rivergazer, before arriving in the UK and Europe for a run of dates which include a London headline date at Tufnell Park Dome on Monday 24th October as well as appearances at Pitchfork Paris and London Calling at the end of the month. 

Porches 2016 Tour Dates:

09/03 Philadelphia, PA - Made in America Festival – Fairmount Park
09/04 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
09/05 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
09/06 Durham, NC - The Pinkhook
09/07 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade – Hell Room
09/10 Houston, TX - Walkter’s
09/11 Austin, TX - Barracuda
09/13 Phoenix, AZ - Rebel
09/15 San Diego, CA - Irenic
09/16 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
09/17 Berkeley, CA - UC Berkeley
09/18 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
09/20 Portland, OR - Analog Theater
09/21 Olympia, WA - Obsidian
09/22 Seattle, WA - Crocodile
09/24 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
09/26 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
09/27 Omaha, NE - Milk Run
09/28 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry
09/29 Madison, WI - High Noon
10/01 Detroit, MI - El Club
10/02 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
10/03 Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz
10/04 Burlington, VT - ArtsRiot
10/05 Boston, MA - The Sinclair
10/18 Brighton, UK - Sticky Mike's
10/19 Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
10/20 Dublin, Ireland - Whelans
10/21 Glasgow, Scotland - The Hug & Pint
10/24 London, UK - The Dome
10/25 Lille, FR - La Péniche
10/26 Reims, FR - La Cartonnerie
10/28 Paris, FR - Pitchfork Festival
10/29 Amsterdam, NL - London Calling @ Paradiso

 

AUSTRA ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM FUTURE POLITICS

Austra | 10/20/16

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Austra, the recording project led by Canadian vocalist and producer Katie Stelmanis, is pleased to announce Future Politics, the third full length in their discography. Future Politics will be out on January 20th 2017.

Accompanying today’s announcement is a video for first single ‘Utopia’. Directed by THAT GO (Chairlift, Lapsley, Father John Misty), the video stars Stelmanis held hostage in an icy, modern apartment by an insidiously sinister device.

Says THAT GO on the video: "Katie came into the video project with a lot of ideas about the future. We discussed everything from food trends to Star Trek: The Next Generation. The video is more near-future than distant-future, with recognizable technology and modern protein sources.”

Future Politics, Austra’s third, and most ambitious album to date, calls for radical hope: “a commitment to replace the approaching dystopia,” says Katie Stelmanis, who leads Austra with the support of Maya Postepski (Princess Century, TR/ST), Dorian Wolf, and Ryan Wonsiak. “Not just hope in the future, but the idea that everyone is required to help write it, and the boundaries of what it can look like are both fascinating and endless. Its not about ‘being political,its about reaching beyond boundaries, in every single field.”

Future Politics is a collection of urgent, disciplined anthems for dancefloors and headphones alike, that asks each of us to remember that apocalypse is not an inevitability, but the product of human decision-making. It aims for a world without borders, where human compassion and curiosity drive technological innovation rather than profit, where the necessity of labour is replaced with time for creativity and personal growth, and the terror and destruction wrought by colonialism and white supremacy is recognized as a dark age in human history. The album is radicalism distilled: to galvanic beats, gorgeous, kinetic melodies, and the vulnerable majesty of Stelmanis’s voice.

Inspired by her time living in two cities – Montreal and Mexico City – and propelled by economic and philosophical texts she was reading throughout the album’s creation, Stelmanis was driven to face the world’s ailments with positivity, purpose, and engagement, rather than detachment or despair. Inspiration also came from European club culture - Objekt, Peter Van Hoesen, Lena Willikens as well as the likes of Massive Attack; in all, artists who understand the dancefloor as a source of radical ideas and radical joy.

Change, Rebecca Solnit (author, activist, environmentalist and editor at Harper’s Magazine) writes, comes from “writers, scholars, public intellectuals, social activists, and participants in social media”. Stelmanis adds “artists, club scenes, parties, teenagers, ghettoes” to that list - “every single persons idea about the future is valid and relevant, especially the freaks and the queers and the outsiders.”

Future Politics tracklisting:

  1. We Were Alive
  2. Future Politics
  3. Utopia
  4. I’m A Monster
  5. I Love You More Than You Love Yourself
  6. Angel In Your Eye
  7. Freepower
  8. Gaia
  9. Beyond A Mortal
  10. Deep Thought
  11. 43

Future Politics is available to pre-order now on limited edition deluxe colored vinyl with exclusive signed art print, CD, and digital download.

Pre-order: Dom Mart / iTunes


 

THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS RELEASE THE DREAM SYNOPSIS EP DECEMBER 2ND

The Last Shadow Puppets | 10/19/16

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The Last Shadow Puppets release ‘The Dream Synopsis’ EP on December 2, 2016.   The EP was recorded live in one day at Future-Past Studios, Hudson, NY and features new versions of Everything You've Come To Expect favorites ‘Aviation’ and ‘The Dream Synopsis’ alongside a selection of cover versions, first heard live during The Last Shadow Puppets’ summer touring.  Watch their cover of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Is This What You Wanted’, directed by Focus Creeps below.

Tracklisting:

  1. Aviation
  2. Les Cactus  - original by Jacques Dutronc
  3. Totally Wired – original by The Fall
  4. This Is Your Life – original by Glaxo Babies
  5. Is This What You Wanted – original by Leonard Cohen
  6. The Dream Synopsis 

The Dream Synopsis EP is available to pre-order on limited edition red vinyl 12”CD and digitally ahead of its December 2nd release. Stream ‘Is This What You Wanted’ here.

 

WATCH DAN DEACON'S "CHANGE YOUR LIFE" VIDEO; ON TOUR NOW

Dan Deacon | 09/07/16

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Baltimore-based musician Dan Deacon has released a brand new track “Change Your Life (You Can Do It)”. Originally featured briefly in the “NewNow” episode of Adult Swim’s Off The Air, who previously collaborated with Deacon on the “When I Was Done Dying” music video, this new track has become a part of Deacon’s live shows since the start of this year. The music video to accompany the euphoric and motivational new song, directed by Ben O’Brien, was filmed during his equally transformational and interactive live shows over the North American summer 2015 tour for Deacon’s latest studio album Gliss Riffer. Watch the video for ‘Change Your Life (You Can Do It)’ below or over at Dan Deacon's site.

Deacon had the following to say about the track’s inception: “Sometime in late 2015 a good friend and long time collaborator, Dave Hughes, asked me to write a new song for the New Year’s Eve episode of his show ‘Off The Air.’ The theme for the show was ‘NEWNOW’ and it couldn’t have come at a better time for me as I was going through some pretty heavy shit at the time and was very depressed, confused and alone. The theme helped me realize I was in a transitional phase of my life and to try to pull myself together and remove the aspects of life that I was in conflict with. Writing the song became an opportunity to motivate myself to change myself. After I started writing the synth parts I realized I wanted the vocals to also be all synthetic and for the lyrics to be a series of simple but empowering mantras to motivate.” 

“Change Your Life (You Can Do It)” is available today on all digital platforms.

Deacon heads back out on the road soon, taking in stops at Riot Fest in Denver, CO in addition to other festivals and headlining dates. All dates below.

09-09 Washington, DC - National Geographic Society (DJ set)
09-10 West Palm Beach, FL - Respectable Street
09-16 Denver, CO - Riot Fest
09-17 Austin, TX - The Mohawk
09-24 Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
09-25 St. Louis, MO - Murmuration Festival
10-13 San Francisco, CA - California Academy of Sciences (Treasure Island Pre-Party)
10-15 Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
10-22 New Orleans, LA - Mid City Masquerade Warehouse

 

WILD BEASTS ANNOUNCE NOVEMBER NORTH AMERICAN TOUR, BOY KING OUT TOMORROW

Wild Beasts | 08/04/16

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Wild Beasts' fifth album Boy King is out tomorrow. Apple Music debuted the album via an exclusive advance stream last Friday, and it continues to stream there until tomorrow’s wide release. Listen to the album below.

Also last week, Beats1 premiered the new single ‘Tough Guy’, a stand-out from the album which Stereogum calls “awesome” and Flavorwire says is “both hugely enjoyable and really rather inspiring”. Listen to the track below.

Wild Beasts fans have the opportunity to get some direct insights into the making of Boy King. Today at 2:00pm Eastern, the band will be participating in a Twitter Q&A via their Twitter feed (@WildBeasts) – be sure to tweet at them using the hashtag #AskWildBeasts. Additionally, next Monday, August 8th, at 2:00pm Eastern, the band will participate in a live Reddit AMA via the r/Indieheads subReddit.

The band recorded Boy King in Dallas with producer John Congleton. Watch an in-studio video, shot during their Dallas visit, below.

Following on from next week’s sold out album release show at Baby’s All Right in New York, Wild Beasts are pleased to announce they’ll be returning to US soil for a full tour later this year. All dates below, and tickets will be on sale tomorrow, Friday, August 5th.

08-10 New York, NY - Baby’s All Right (sold out)
11-03 Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
11-06 San Francisco, CA - El Rey
11-09 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
11-10 Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace
11-13 Boston, MA - Middle East (Downstairs)
11-14 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
11-16 New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
11-17 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts

 

THE RANGE'S SUPERIMPOSE DOCUMENTARY AND EP OUT TODAY

The Range | 08/04/16

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SUPERIMPOSE, the documentary exploring the voices on The Range’s 2016 album Potential, is out today. You can watch the documentary below via Pitchfork TV's YouTube, or via The Scene, the Conde Nast video hub.

Alongside the documentary release, The Range has today released Superimpose (Music From The Documentary) EP. It is available to stream or buy now via all good digital retailers.

The Range is performing today as part of THUMP’s live-streamed DJ set series Sunsets. Tune in via THUMP Facebook live at 5:30pm ET today to watch The Range debut tracks from the Superimpose EP.

The Range will be appearing on SiriusXMU tomorrow (Friday) night, hosting an hour-long Complete Control show. He’ll be playing songs from the EP, and will have some surprises in store for fans who tune in. The guest host set airs at 7pm ET and again at 11pm ET. Additionally, The Range’s ‘Midnight In A Perfect World’ mix for KEXP airs tomorrow, Friday August 5th at midnight PT / Saturday 3am ET.

Superimpose explores the making of The Range's new album Potential, which exclusively uses the voices of people who posted videos of themselves on YouTube. The documentary sheds light on the unique and varied human stories of the people featured on the album who were completely unknown to The Range (Brooklyn-based electronic producer James Hinton) when originally selected. The documentary travels to off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods of New York City, NY; Kingston, Jamaica and London, England to tell the stories of a wide range of unique people - from Kai, the shy Brooklyn teenager who loves singing Ariana Grande covers; to Damian “Naturaliss” Gordon, the charismatic Jamaican correctional officer by day, dancehall singer by night; to Ophqi, the determined Brixton rapper and dutiful father with a difficult past who is still waiting for his moment to succeed as a musician; and more. Directed by the gifted young filmmaker Daniel Kaufman whose resume includes short films and music videos for DJ Khaled, Waka Flocka Flame, OT Genasis, The Decemberists, and more.

SUPERIMPOSE screenings + events
08-04 Brooklyn, NY - THUMP Sunsets Live-stream (DJ set, with thanks to Serato)
08-04 New York, NY - Ludlow House (Screening + Q&A + Live Set) PRIVATE EVENT
08-09 London, UK - Rough Trade East (Screening + Q&A + Live Set) OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Superimpose (Music From The Documentary) EP tracklisting
1. Superimpose (Damian Taylor Edit)
2. The Magic
3. Naught
4. Flag
5. True Value
6. No Loss (Superimpose Version)
7. Skeptical (Damian Taylor remix)

The Range live dates:
07-30 Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival
08-12 Gothenburg, SE - Way Out West Festival
08-12 Biddinghuizen, NL - Lowlands
08-27 Reading, UK - Reading Festival
08-28 Wetherby, UK - Leeds Festival
09-22 to 09-26 Oakdale, CA - Symbiosis Gathering
10-21 Boston, MA - House of Blues *
10-22 New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom *
10-24 Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore *
10-25 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
10-26 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
10-28 Raleigh, NC - The Ritz *
10-29 Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore *
10-30 Knoxville, TN - The Mill & Mine *
10-31 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works *
11-02 Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theater *
11-03 New Orleans, LA - Joy Theater *
11-05 Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory *
11-04 to 11-06 Bastrop, TX - Sound on Sound Festival  

* with Phantogram

 

PORCHES SHARE SPOTIFY SESSION LIVE FROM SXSW

Porches | 08/01/16

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As part of their mammoth 10-show stint at SXSW, Porches joined the likes of Vince Staples, CHVRCHES, and The Kills on the line-up of the 2016 edition of The Spotify House. The band's set was captured for a special Spotify Session, available to stream now. 

Spotify mobile users can also watch an exclusive video feature from the event here.

Porches 2016 Tour Dates:

09/03 Philadelphia, PA - Made in America Festival – Fairmount Park
09/04 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
09/05 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
09/06 Durham, NC - The Pinkhook
09/07 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade – Hell Room
09/10 Houston, TX - Walkter’s
09/11 Austin, TX - Barracuda
09/13 Phoenix, AZ - Rebel
09/15 San Diego, CA - Irenic
09/16 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
09/17 Berkeley, CA - UC Berkeley
09/18 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
09/20 Portland, OR - Analog Theater
09/21 Olympia, WA - Obsidian
09/22 Seattle, WA - Crocodile
09/24 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
09/26 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
09/27 Omaha, NE - Milk Run
09/28 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry
09/29 Madison, WI - High Noon
10/01 Detroit, MI - El Club
10/02 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
10/03 Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz
10/04 Burlington, VT - ArtsRiot
10/05 Boston, MA - The Sinclair
10/18 Brighton, UK - Sticky Mike's
10/19 Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
10/20 Dublin, Ireland - Whelans
10/21 Glasgow, Scotland - The Hug & Pint
10/24 London, UK - The Dome
10/25 Lille, FR - La Péniche
10/26 Reims, FR - La Cartonnerie
10/28 Paris, FR - Pitchfork Festival
10/29 Amsterdam, NL - London Calling @ Paradiso

 

WILD BEASTS STREAM NEW ALBUM BOY KING IN FULL

Wild Beasts | 07/29/16

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Having shared its latest cut ‘Tough Guy’ earlier this week, Wild Beasts are streaming their acclaimed fifth album, Boy King, in full now. Featuring the singles ‘Get My Bang’ and ‘Big Cat’, listen to Boy King via Apple Music now here.

Boy King will be released on heavyweight 12” vinyl including album download card, with a deluxe edition including a bonus 7” of two bonus songs available via the Wild Beasts online store. The album will also be released on standard and deluxe CD formats, with the deluxe edition including a 12-page booklet, as well as digital download. 

All deluxe editions include bonus material, Boy King Trash.

Pre-order the deluxe 12” of Boy King via Wild Beasts’ online store HERE
Pre-order the standard 12” of Boy King via Domino Mart HERE
Pre-order the deluxe CD of Boy King via Domino Mart HERE
Pre-order the standard CD of Boy King via Domino Mart HERE

Wild Beats 2016 Dates

07-29 Brighton, UK - Hove Old Market
08-05 London, UK - Rough Trade East [IN STORE PERFORMANCE]
08-10 Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right
08-25 London, UK Banquet Records [IN STORE PERFORMANCE]
08-27 Helsinki, Finland - Modern Sky Festival
09-04 Ireland, UK - Electric Picnic
09-28 Bristol, UK - Motion
09-29 Oxford, UK - O2 Academy Oxford
10-01 Sheffield, UK - The Foundry
10-03 Cambridge, UK - The Junction
10-04 London, UK - The Roundhouse
10-07 Newcastle, UK - Northumbria Uni
10-08 Glasgow, UK - QMU
10-09 Manchester, UK - Manchester Academy
10-12 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique Orangerie
10-13 Paris, France - La Gaîté Lyrique
10-14 Tourcoing, France - Le Grand Mix
10-15 Strasbourg, France - La Laiterie
10-16 Cologne, Germany - Luxor
10-18 Copenhagen, Denmark - Pumpehuset
10-20 Berlin, Germany - Kesselhaus
10-21 Prague, Czech Republic - Lucerna Music Bar
10-23 Zurich, Switzerland - Rote Fabrik
10-25 Milan, Italy - Magnolia
10-26 Lyon, France - Epicerie Moderne
10-29 Bilbao, Spain - BIME

 

THE RANGE ANNOUNCES SUPERIMPOSE DOCUMENTARY AND EP RELEASE

The Range | 07/21/16

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SUPERIMPOSE explores the making of The Range's new album Potential, which exclusively uses the voices of people who posted videos of themselves on YouTube. The documentary sheds light on the unique and varied human stories of the people featured on the album who were completely unknown to The Range (Brooklyn-based electronic producer James Hinton) when originally selected. The documentary travels to off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods of New York City, NY; Kingston, Jamaica and London, England to tell the stories of a wide range of unique people - from Kai, the shy Brooklyn teenager who loves singing Ariana Grande covers; to Damian “Naturaliss” Gordon, the charismatic Jamaican correctional officer by day, dancehall singer by night; to Ophqi, the determined Brixton rapper and dutiful father with a difficult past who is still waiting for his moment to succeed as a musician; and more. Directed by the gifted young filmmaker Daniel Kaufman whose resume includes short films and music videos for DJ Khaled, Waka Flocka Flame, OT Genasis, The Decemberists, and more.

An early version of the documentary screened this March at YouTube’s SXSW showcase in Austin, and this past weekend’s Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. Further screenings of the full version of the film have been announced in New York City and London. See a list of screenings and events below.

Watch an excerpt from SUPERIMPOSE highlighting the story behind the Potential single “Florida”, featuring Brooklyn teenager Kai below, in addition to the album and documentary trailer.

SUPERIMPOSE is soundtracked by music from the Range’s critically acclaimed 2016 album Potential as well as unreleased new material made specifically for the documentary. A seven song EP - Superimpose (Music From the Documentary) EP - featuring new material from the documentary and a reworked version of Potential album standout ‘Superimpose’ is being released digitally to coincide with the documentary release. 

SUPERIMPOSE and the accompanying Superimpose (Music From the Documentary) EP will be released digitally on August 4, 2016. The documentary will be available on Youtube, Apple Music and other select providers. The EP will be available to purchase and stream on most digital service providers.

SUPERIMPOSE screenings + events
*BEING RESCHEDULED* Los Angeles, CA - Anonymous Content  (Screening + Q&A with director Daniel Kaufman)
08-03 New York, NY - YouTube Space NY (Screening + Q&A + The Range DJ set) RSVP
08-04 Brooklyn, NY - THUMP Sunsets Live-stream (DJ set, with thanks to Serato)
08-04 New York, NY - Ludlow House (Screening + Q&A + Live Set) PRIVATE EVENT
08-09 London, UK - Rough Trade East (Screening + Q&A + Live Set) OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Superimpose (Music From The Documentary) EP tracklisting
1. Superimpose (Damian Taylor Edit)
2. The Magic
3. Naught
4. Flag
5. True Value
6. No Loss (Superimpose Version)
7. Skeptical (Damian Taylor remix) 

The Range has been announced as support on Phantogram's autumn US tour. This is in addition to dates this summer at North American and European festivals including Osheaga, Lowlands, Reading, among many others. See the full list of dates below.

07-30 Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival
08-12 Gothenburg, SE - Way Out West Festival
08-12 Biddinghuizen, NL - Lowlands
08-27 Reading, UK - Reading Festival
08-28 Wetherby, UK - Leeds Festival
09-22 to 09-26 Oakdale, CA - Symbiosis Gathering
10-21 Boston, MA - House of Blues *
10-22 New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom *
10-24 Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore *
10-25 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
10-26 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
10-28 Raleigh, NC - The Ritz *
10-29 Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore *
10-30 Knoxville, TN - The Mill & Mine *
10-31 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works *
11-02 Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theater *
11-03 New Orleans, LA - Joy Theater *
11-05 Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory *
11-04 to 11-06 Bastrop, TX - Sound on Sound Festival  

* with Phantogram

 

WHITE LUNG'S NEW VIDEO FOR 'DEAD WEIGHT' IS AN ALL-OUT ASSAULT ON THE SENSES

White Lung | 07/19/16

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Canadian punk band White Lung has topped numerous "Best Album So Far" lists this year including Stereogum, Rolling Stone, Vulture, Paste, Consequence of Sound, NME and more for their latest and most mature effort to date - Paradise. Now the band has been shortlisted for the Polaris Prize alongside artists including Carly Rae Jepsen, Grimes and Kaytranada.

Today, White Lung has unveiled the music video for "Dead Weight," directed by John Stavas and co-produced by Deap Vally's Lindsey Troy. The clip features lead singer Mish Barber-Way in her Los Angeles home, head-banging her way through the track in hyper-kinetic fast forward. Much like the song, its an all-out assault on the senses and not for the faint of heart, or those prone to seizures. 

Stavas has this to say of the treatment: “Dead Weight is such a heavy hitting song and I wanted to make a video that fit its relentless and rhythmic feel. Mish might never want to headbang again. She deserves a neck rub!”

White Lung are currently touring through the US and Canada, and this weekend make festival stops at Osheaga, WayHome Music & Arts, and the inaugural Panorama in NYC.

White Lung 2016 Tour Dates

07/19 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom*
07/20 Detroit, MI - El Club*
07/22 Oro-Medonte, ON - WayHome Music & Arts Festival
07/24 New York, NY - Panorama Music & Arts Festival
07/29 Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival
07/30 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall ^
08/01 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle ^
08/02 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel ^
08/03 Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe ^
08/04 Columbus, OH - Big Room Bar ^
08/05 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Restaurant ^
08/06 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club ^
08/08 Winnipeg, MB - The Good Will ^
08/10 Calgary, AB - Commonwealth ^
08/12 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios ^
08/13 Seattle, WA - Neumos ^
08/15 San Francisco, CA - The Independent ^
09/04-06 Denver, CO - Riot Fest & Rodeo
09/16-18 Chicago, IL - Riot Fest & Carnival
10/07-09 Edmonton, AB - Up + Downtown Music Festival

* - w/ Plague Vendor
% - w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra
^ - w/ Greys


 

BLOOD ORANGE 'FREETOWN SOUND' OUT NOW; WATCH THE VIDEO FOR 'AUGUSTINE'

Blood Orange | 06/29/16

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Blood Orange's highly anticipated new album, Freetown Sound, is out now.

Written and produced by Hynes, and featuring musical contributions from Nelly Furtado, Carly Rae Jepsen, BEA1991, Debbie Harry, Adam Bainbridge (a.k.a. Kindness), Empress Of, Ian Isiah, Kelsey Lu, Jason Arce, Ava Raiin, Aaron Maine (a.k.a. Porches), Bryndon Cook (a.k.a. Starchild) and Patrick Wimberly, Freetown Sound is a tour de force, a confluence of Hynes' past, present, and future that melds his influences with his own established musical voice.

"A committed cultural citizen, he stands out among the New York musicians of his generation. Mr. Hynes's modern bohemianism feels like a holdover from an earlier time, more reminiscent of the uptown-downtown cross-pollination of the early 1980s, or how Lou Reed bridged proto-punk and art, or how Warhol's Factory took in the outcasts from all the city's scenes and gave them a home.

His cultural life is broad and fluid, a throwback to when New York culture was less professionalized, more intimate and less segmented. "Freetown Sound" suggests a conversation with the city, navigating a host of styles while weaving in vocal snippets of local characters, from KRS-One to Ta-Nehisi Coates. - THE NEW YORK TIMES

Head here to pre-order the deluxe edition LP available exclusively through the Domino Mart. The deluxe contains the album on double LP housed in a wide spine jacket, and a bonus 10" with two additional non-album tracks "Do You See My Skin Through The Flames" and "Sandra's Smile," as well as a double sided 24x36 poster. The CD and LP are available August 19th.

Freetown Sound Tracklisting

01.  By Ourselves
02.  Augustine
03.  Chance
04.  Best To You
05.  With Him
06.  E.V.P.
07.  Love Ya
08.  But You
09.  Desirée
10.  Hands Up
11.  Hadron Collider
12.  Squash Squash
13.  Juicy 1-4
14.  Better Than Me
15.  Thank You
16.  I Know
17.  Better Numb

Blood Orange is playing the following shows this summer in support of Freetown Sound. More shows will be announced soon.

Blood Orange 2016 Tour Dates

06/30 Copenhagen, DE - Roskilde
07/02 London, UK - Hyde Park
07/05 London, UK - Koko
07/07 Milan, IT - Festival Moderno, Circolo Magnolia
07/09 Turku, FI - Ruisrock
07/16 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07/23 New York, NY - Panorama Festival
07/27 Berkeley, CA - Greek Theater
07/28 Los Angeles, CA - FYF

 

PORCHES SHARE VIDEO FOR 'CAR'; ANNOUNCE US, UK, EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

Porches | 06/27/16

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Porches return with a tropical-feeling avant-garde video for track 'Car', a standout single from the group’s latest album 'Pool'.

The video was co-produced by Urban Outfitters as the 26th installment of their UO Music Video Series. Check out their blog for behind the scene photos and an interview with video director Daniel Brereton. Over the past 5 years, the UO Music Video Series has helped produce music videos for bands including Empress of, Petite Noir, Ariel Pink, Perfume Genius, and Spoon.

Pool is available to buy now on vinyl, CD, and digital download. A translucent pink cassette version of the record will also be available on the road this fall, with limited online availability right now through the Domino Mart.

To coincide with the new video, the band have also announced a string of new US, UK, and European tour dates for the Fall. See below for the full itinerary:

Porches 2016 Tour Dates:

09/03 Philadelphia, PA - Made in America Festival – Fairmount Park
09/04 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
09/05 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
09/06 Durham, NC - The Pinkhook
09/07 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade – Hell Room
09/10 Houston, TX - Walkter’s
09/11 Austin, TX - Barracuda
09/13 Phoenix, AZ - Rebel
09/15 San Diego, CA - Irenic
09/16 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
09/17 Berkeley, CA - UC Berkeley
09/18 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
09/20 Portland, OR - Analog Theater
09/21 Olympia, WA - Obsidian
09/22 Seattle, WA - Crocodile
09/24 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
09/26 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
09/27 Omaha, NE - Milk Run
09/28 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry
09/29 Madison, WI - High Noon
10/01 Detroit, MI - El Club
10/02 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
10/03 Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz
10/04 Burlington, VT - ArtsRiot
10/05 Boston, MA - The Sinclair
10/18 Brighton, UK - Sticky Mike's
10/19 Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
10/20 Dublin, Ireland - Whelans
10/21 Glasgow, Scotland - The Hug & Pint
10/24 London, UK - The Dome
10/25 Lille, FR - La Péniche
10/26 Reims, FR - La Cartonnerie
10/28 Paris, FR - Pitchfork Festival
10/29 Amsterdam, NL - London Calling @ Paradiso

 

WHITE LUNG COVER GUNS N' ROSES' 'USED TO LOVE HER' FOR SIRIUS XMU; GOOGLE PLAY LIVE EP OUT TODAY

White Lung | 06/17/16

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Canadian punk band White Lung continue their ascent, with critical acclaim for their recent fourth album "Paradise" still rolling in, and a hefty US tour kicking off early next month in Los Angeles.

Paradise, released in May this year, has appeared on recent 'Best Albums of 2016 So Far' lists from Consequence of Sound, Stereogum, SPIN, and Bandcamp. Yesterday, White Lung were announced as a 2016 Polaris Music Prize nominee, alongside fellow Canadians Drake, Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Grimes, and The Weeknd.

White Lung's Mish Barber-Way recently performed a cover of Guns N' Roses 'Used To Love Her' during the band's SiriusXMU session. The entire session premiered this past Wednesday on Sirius XM's SiriusXMU and will replay again on Sunday at 12pm ET, while the cover is streaming online now.

As part of Google Play and Milk Studios' ongoing emerging artist series, White Lung recently took over Milk's New York JamRoom space for a special performance on top of their album release. The show was captured for a 5-track live EP, out today exclusively on Google Play. Other artists featured in the series include Empress Of, D.R.A.M, and more.

White Lung 2016 Tour Dates:

07/17 Vancouver, BC - Levitation
07/08 Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom*
07/09 San Diego, CA - Casbah*
07/10 Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar*
07/13 Austin, TX - The Sidewinder*
07/14 Dallas, TX - Club Dada*
07/16 St Louis, MO - The Firebird*
07/18 Bloomington, IN - Bluebird %
07/19 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom*
07/20 Detroit, MI - El Club*
07/22 Oro-Medonte, ON - WayHome Music & Arts Festival
07/24 New York, NY - Panorama Music & Arts Festival
07/29 Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival
07/30 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall ^
08/01 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle ^
08/02 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel ^
08/03 Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe ^
08/04 Columbus, OH - Big Room Bar ^
08/05 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Restaurant ^
08/06 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club ^
08/08 Winnipeg, MB - The Good Will ^
08/10 Calgary, AB - Commonwealth ^
08/12 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios ^
08/13 Seattle, WA - Neumos ^
08/15 San Francisco, CA - The Independent ^
09/04-06 Denver, CO - Riot Fest & Rodeo
09/16-18 Chicago, IL - Riot Fest & Carnival
10/07-09 Edmonton, AB - Up + Downtown Music Festival

* - w/ Plague Vendor
% - w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra
^ - w/ Greys

 

LISTEN TO THE KILLS COVER RIHANNA'S 'DESPERADO' FOR SIRIUS XMU

06/08/16

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The Kills recently performed a cover of Rihanna's 'Desperado' during a SiriusXMU session. The stunning stripped down version can be streamed online now, before the entire session premieres tonight on SiriusXM's SiriusXMU at 9pm Eastern.

The session will re-air on Thursday, June 9th at 3am and 4pm ET, Friday June 10th at 9am ET and again on Sunday at 12pm ET.

The Kills continue to tour the globe and will return to the US in September. All upcoming North American dates below.
Tickets are on sale now.

09/02 Pomona, CA - Fox Theater
09/03 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
09/04 San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park
09/07 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
09/08 Austin, TX - ACL Live at The Moody Theater
09/09 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
09/12 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
09/13 Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theater
09/14 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
09/17 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
09/18 Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s
09/20 Portland, ME - State Theatre
09/21 Montreal, QC - Metropolis
09/23 New York, NY - Terminal 5

 

THE KILLS PERFORM 'HEART OF A DOG' LIVE ON CONAN. ASH & ICE OUT NOW!

The Kills | 06/08/16

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Last week saw The Kills (Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart) release their eagerly anticipated fifth full-length album, Ash & Ice. The band, speaking to Entertainment Weekly in the lead up to the album’s release, had this to say about the record they made:

HINCE: I hope (people) can see that electric guitar music is the future! That it’s not stuck in the past, or nostalgic. I hope it makes them want to dress up and start a guitar band. And join our gang.

MOSSHART: The aim was to be open and we pushed ourselves to write in a way that could be understood and mean something to other people. Human topics and feelings - love, joy, pain, loss, confusion, and those moments of feeling wildly, wildly happy and inspired beyond any sense of reason. The classic stuff! It’s an honest record.

The Kills just completed a coast-to-coast tour of North America, finishing up on Monday in California, where the band performed a rousing version of the album’s second single ‘Heart Of A Dog’ on Conan. Watch below!

The Kills continue to tour the globe and will return to the US in September. All upcoming North American dates below.
Tickets are on sale now.

09/02 Pomona, CA - Fox Theater
09/03 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
09/04 San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park
09/07 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
09/08 Austin, TX - ACL Live at The Moody Theater
09/09 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
09/12 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
09/13 Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theater
09/14 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
09/17 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
09/18 Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s
09/20 Portland, ME - State Theatre
09/21 Montreal, QC - Metropolis
09/23 New York, NY - Terminal 5

 

BLOOD ORANGE ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM, FREETOWN SOUND, OUT JULY 1ST 2016

Blood Orange | 06/07/16

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Blood Orange - aka Devonte Hynes - will release his highly anticipated new album, Freetown Sound, on 1st July, 2016 on Domino. Written and produced by Hynes, Freetown Sound is a tour de force, a confluence of Hynes’ past, present, and future that melds his influences with his own established musical voice.  A sneak peek into the album’s world (including brief glimpses of new songs and maybe even an album guest or two) can be seen HERE.

Press here to pre-order Freetown Sound via iTunes or here to pre-order the deluxe edition LP available exclusively through Dom Mart. The deluxe contains the album on double LP housed in a wide spine jacket, and a bonus 10” with two additional non-album tracks “Do You See My Skin Through The Flames” and “Sandra’s Smile,” as well as a double sided 24x36 poster. The CD and LP are available 19th August.

In Hynes’ own words:

“I have just finished making an album about my life, my upbringing, being black in England, being black in America…my movement to this country at the age of 21, the same age that my mother moved from Guyana to London, and my father from Sierra Leone to London. Freetown Sound, the name of my album, is taken from Freetown where my father was born.” 

For well over a decade, Devonté Hynes has proven himself a virtuoso of versatility, experimenting with almost every conceivable musical genre under a variety of monikers. After moving to New York City in the mid-2000s, Hynes became Blood Orange, pluming the oeuvres of the city’s musical legends to create a singular style of urgent, delicate pop music.  Freetown Sound, which follows 2011’s Coastal Grooves and 2013’s breakthrough Cupid Deluxe, builds upon everything Hynes has done as an artist, resulting in the most expansive artistic statement of his career.  Drawing from a deep well of techniques and references, the album unspools like a piece of theatre, evoking unexpected communions of moods, voices, and eras.  Freetown Sound derives its name from the birthplace of Hynes’ father, the capital of Sierra Leone. Thematically, it is profoundly personal and unapologetically political, touching on issues of race, religion, sex, and sexism over 17 shimmering songs.

Hynes’s solo project lives in tandem with his in-demand role as a songwriter/producer for hire, working with the likes of Carly Rae Jepsen, Solange Knowles, FKA Twigs, and Sky Ferreira. He is also an established composer, scoring films (Gia Coppola’s Palo Alto, 2014) and artworks (Alex Da Corte’s Easternsports, 2016) alike. In 2015, his evermore-multifaceted career was crystallized on stage, where he invited his collaborators to take part in two sold-out performances at the Apollo Theater, with all proceeds benefitting Opus 118 Harlem School of Music. 

Blood Orange is playing the following shows this summer in support of Freetown Sound. More shows will be announced soon.

06-10 Manchester, TN - Bonaroo
06-30 Copenhagen, DE - Roskilde
07-02 London, UK - Hyde Park Festival
07-05 London, Uk - Koko
07-07 Milan, IT - Festival Moderno, Circolo Magnolia
07-09 Turku, FI - Ruisrock
07-16 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival, Union Park
07-23 New York, NY - Panorama Festival
08-27 Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
08-28 Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest

 

THE KILLS SHARE VIDEO FOR ‘SIBERIAN NIGHTS’

The Kills | 05/25/16

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With less than two weeks until the release of their sixth full-length album, Ash & Ice, The Kills (Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart) are pleased to share the video for ‘Siberian Nights’, the third song from the record to be heard ahead of the June 3 release. ‘Siberian Nights’ was written by Hince, during a solo journey on the infamous Trans-Siberian Express. Directed by Giovanni Ribisi, the video reflects Hince’s “icy, paranoid” vision for the song. 

Says Ribisi:

"I've always looked at videos from a cultural perspective. Whether it's about a single, cultural event or some facet of the band. Over the course of making this video, what was there evolved into being something more abstract. However, during its early conception, I was enamored with a John Houston film called The Misfits. Ernst Haas was there during the making of it, taking photographs. His pictures were some of the many references for the video. The Kills have always been one of my favorite bands. Their music is undeniable. It was a pleasure and a privilege for me to work on this."

The Kills continue to tour the globe, previewing songs off the forthcoming release. All upcoming dates below, and tickets are on sale now.

05/25 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
05/26 Kansas City, KS - Midland Theatre
05/27 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
05/28 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
05/31 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
06/01 Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
06/02 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
06/04 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
09/02 Pomona, CA - Fox Theater
09/03 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
09/04 San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park
09/07 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
09/08 Austin, TX - ACL Live at The Moody Theater
09/09 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
09/12 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
09/13 Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theater
09/14 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
09/17 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
09/18 Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s
09/20 Portland, ME - State Theatre
09/21 Montreal, QC - Metropolis
09/23 New York, NY - Terminal 5

 

DOMINO USA SEEKING GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN

05/24/16

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Graphic Design Intern Summer 2016

Domino is seeking a motivated and creative Graphic Design intern who is passionate about independent music to work with our marketing department to design and generate graphical assets and elements that comprise modern album marketing campaigns online and off. You will gain valuable real world experience at a leading global independent record label and your work will be used in active campaigns.

Duties
- Design graphical web assets including ad banners, social skins, e-flyers, GIFS and more
- Design printed materials including posters, banners, billboards, stickers and more
- Layout physical music formats including CDs, vinyl and cassettes
- Work with the marketing department to generate creative assets and help develop the look and feel of album campaigns
- Light to moderate web design (preferred, not required)
- Light video editing (preferred, not required)

Qualifications 
- Experience using Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator  
- Ability to hit deadlines and multitask
- Good communicator
- Creative and passionate about design and music
- Video editing skills preferred, but not required 

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: marissa@dominorecordco.com

 

WILD BEASTS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM BOY KING, WATCH THE 'GET MY BANG' VIDEO

Wild Beasts | 05/24/16

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Wild Beasts have announced their new album Boy King. Their most direct and vital collection to date, the album is set for release on August 5, 2016 with its first single ‘Get My Bang’ also released today. The video for ‘Get My Bang’ was shot in Belgrade and directed by Olivier Groulx (Arcade Fire, alt-J, Scott Walker). Watch the video below.

Where 2014's Present Tense album found Wild Beasts in reflective mood, absorbing a fascination with online culture and electronic music, Boy King has them, as Tom Fleming puts it, "back to being pissed off". The quartet’s ever-present knack for sensual melody via Hayden Thorpe and Fleming's dueting vocals, Ben Little's sinuous guitar groove and Chris Talbot's potent rhythm section carries in Boy King an aggressive, snarling and priapic beast that delves into the darker side of masculinity and Thorpe's own psyche. As Hayden himself says, "After five records there had to be an element of 'what the fuck?'".

A newfound creative friction between Thorpe and Fleming proved key to unleashing the unique pop sensibility of Boy King - Fleming’s more visceral experimentation unlocking new dimensions in Thorpe’s own writing. After spending a whole year finessing this new found impetus in East London, the band emerged with a collection of songs ready to take to Dallas and producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Swans, The War on Drugs). Both Thorpe and Fleming credit that trip to Dallas with teasing out the raw power of Boy King.

The raw pop of Boy King's songs are the perfect foil to Thorpe's libidinous lyricism: "it became apparent that that guitar almost became the character within the songs, that phallic character, the all-conquering male," he says. "I'm letting my inner Byron fully out, I thought I'd tucked him away, but he came screaming back like the Incredible Hulk." Here lies Boy King's greatest success. Between the slide of prowling aggression and interior darkness, there are glorious, gorgeous moments. It’s yet another incomparable Wild Beasts record; a visceral, sensual and jolting body of work that acts as a remarkable soundtrack to the early 21st century male malaise. 

Boy King will be released on 12” vinyl including album download card, with a deluxe edition including a bonus 7” of two bonus songs. The album will also be released on standard and deluxe CD formats, with the deluxe edition including a 12-page booklet, as well as digital download. All deluxe editions include bonus material, Boy King Trash - comprised of exclusive material including demos, previously unheard acoustic versions and aural sketches assembled by the band. Pre-order the deluxe formats of Boy King via Wild Beasts’ online store here or via the Domino Mart here. The deluxe edition LP format is pictured below.


Wild Beasts will support the release of Boy King with a run of UK and European live dates in autumn 2016, including London’s Roundhouse on Tuesday 4th October. The dates follow summer festival appearances including a headline slot at Green Man Festival in August, with those dates preceded by two short residencies in Leeds and Brighton in July. Venue pre-sale tickets for October’s Oxford and London headline shows are available today and on general sale from Thursday and Friday at 9am respectively. US dates will be announced soon. Ticket info can be found via the band’s website here
 
 

THE KILLS PERFORM 'DOING IT TO DEATH' ON FALLON

The Kills | 05/19/16

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With two weeks to go until the release of their fifth album Ash & Ice, The Kills graced the stage of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon for a raucous rendition of Doing It To Death. Watch now:

 
The band are currently closing out a run of North American dates, with additional touring plotted for the Fall.
See below for a full itinerary:

05/17 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg *
05/19 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club * (SOLD OUT)
05/21 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall *
05/22 Detroit, MI - St Andrew’s Hall*
05/23 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre *
05/25 Minneapolis, MN -  First Avenue *
05/26 Kansas City, MO - Midland Theatre *
05/27 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre *
05/28 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot *
05/31 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom *
06/01 Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo *
06/02 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater *
06/04 San Francisco, CA - Fox Theater *
09/02 Pomona, CA - Fox Theater
09/03 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
09/04 San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park
09/07 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
09/08 Austin, TX - ACL Live at The Moody Theater
09/09 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
09/12 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
09/13 Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theater
09/14 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
09/17 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
09/18 Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s
09/20 Portland, ME - State Theatre
09/21 Montreal, QC - Metropolis
09/23 New York, NY - Terminal 5

* with L.A. Witch

 

THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS SHARE VIDEO FOR 'MIRACLE ALIGNER'; JULY US DATES

The Last Shadow Puppets | 05/17/16

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The Last Shadow Puppets have shared the video for new single ‘Miracle Aligner’ – watch it now HERE. Taken from the number one album Everything You’ve Come To Expect, the new video was filmed in London and is the final video of the triptych from director Saam Farahmand, which included the videos for ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’ (watch here) and ‘Aviation’ (watch here). In addition, watch their performance of 'Miracle Aligner' from The Late Late Show with James Corden and listen to a recent acoustic performance of the song from Sirius XMU.

‘Miracle Aligner’, plus singles ‘Aviation’ and ‘Bad Habits’, feature on the band’s second album Everything You’ve Come To Expect which was released April 1, 2016. The new album finds Alex Turner and Miles Kane reunited with James Ford (production and drums) and Owen Pallett (string arrangements) and joined by Zachary Dawes (Mini Mansions) on bass, recording the follow up to 2008’s The Age Of The Understatement at Shangri-La Studio in Malibu.

You can buy the album now via The Last Shadow Puppets storeDomino Mart or iTunes.

The Last Shadow Puppets are set to return the US this July, which ncludes festival appearances, as listed below.

July 23 Oro-Medonte, ON - Wayhome Festival 
July 24 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
July 26 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
July 28-30 Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
July 29-30 Montreal, QC – Osheaga Festival
July 31 Boston, MA – House of Blues
Aug 2 New York, NY – United Palace Theater
Aug 6 San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Festival

 

THE KILLS ANNOUNCE FALL NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

The Kills | 05/03/16

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After impressive performances at Coachella, and several cities across the U.S. last month, The Kills have announced Fall North American tour dates in support of their highly anticipated fifth album, Ash & Ice. The much lauded duo will make stops in San Diego, Austin, Denver, Nashville and more - returning to Los Angeles on September 3rd to perform at The Wiltern and in New York City on September 23rd at Terminal 5. Pre-sale tickets will be available starting Wednesday at 10am, general on sale Friday at 10 am local times, except for Austin whose pre-sale is May 11th with general on sale May 13th at 10 am.

The band are currently closing out a run of North American dates, with additional touring plotted for the Fall.
See below for a full itinerary:

05/13 Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival
05/14 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
05/15 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club *
05/17 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg *
05/19 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club * (SOLD OUT)
05/21 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall *
05/22 Detroit, MI - St Andrew’s Hall*
05/23 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre *
05/25 Minneapolis, MN -  First Avenue *
05/26 Kansas City, MO - Midland Theatre *
05/27 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre *
05/28 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot *
05/31 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom *
06/01 Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo *
06/02 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater *
06/04 San Francisco, CA - Fox Theater *
09/02 Pomona, CA - Fox Theater
09/03 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
09/04 San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park
09/07 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
09/08 Austin, TX - ACL Live at The Moody Theater
09/09 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
09/12 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
09/13 Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theater
09/14 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
09/17 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
09/18 Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s
09/20 Portland, ME - State Theatre
09/21 Montreal, QC - Metropolis
09/23 New York, NY - Terminal 5

* with L.A. Witch

 

WATCH WHITE LUNG'S 'BELOW' VIDEO

White Lung | 05/03/16

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With just a week to go before the release of their forthcoming album, Paradise, out on Domino on May 6th, White Lung has unveiled the video for single ‘Below.’ "This is my Stevie-Nicks-meets-Celine Dion ballad," said lead singer Mish Barber-Way. "I needed to try to do a ballad about glamorous women. It's based on a quote by Camille Paglia, 'Beauty fades. Beauty is transient. That is why we value it,' she said. 'Feminism's failure to acknowledge that beauty is a value in itself, that even if a woman manages to achieve it for a particular moment, she has contributed something to the culture.' It's a song about the preservation of glamour and beauty."

Directed by Richard Bates Jr., the video stars AnnaLynne McCord along with other Marilyn Monroe look-alikes.

Richard Bates Jr. is known for his films Suburban Gothic and Excision. Bates said of the video, "White Lung play for an audience of impersonators who come to the realization that they've betrayed themselves in the pursuit of fame. ‘Below’ is a love-letter to influential female artists from the past. Our video serves to reinforce the notion that what makes an artist special cannot be manufactured." Both AnnaLynne McCord and Mish Barber-Way appear in Bates' most recent film Trash Fire.

White Lung have shared two tracks so far from their forthcoming album. The first, ‘Hungry,’ "is a tightly-wound, catchy-as-fuck invective played at a polished, breakneck velocity," said Pitchfork, who proclaimed it 'Best New Track.' And ‘Kiss Me When I Bleed,’ which also received the BNT distinction. Now with ‘Below’ the trio has given fans yet another taste of their deepest and most mature effort to date. They will tour extensively throughout Europe and North America this summer. Full list of dates below. 

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

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

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

Pre-order: Dom Mart / Bandcamp / iTunes

White Lung 2016 Tour Dates:

May 6 || Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground (Canadian Music Week)
May 7 || Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right (SOLD OUT)
May 24 || Brighton, UK - Green Door Store
May 25 || Bristol, UK - Start The Bus
May 26 || London, UK - Victoria
May 27 || Birmingham, UK - The Flapper
May 28 || Leeds, UK - Brudenell Games Room
May 29 || Manchester, UK - The Star & Garter
May 31 || Paris, France - Le Point Éphémère*
June 1 || Liege, BE - La Zone*
June 2 || The Hague, NL - Paard (Small Hall)*
June 3 || Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso*
June 4 || Berlin, Germany - Torstraßen Festival
June 5 || Antwerp, BE - Trix
June 17-18 || Vancouver, BC - Levitation
July 8 || Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
July 9 || San Diego, CA - Casbah
July 10 || Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
July 13 || Austin, TX - The Sidewinder
July 14 || Dallas, TX - Club Dada
July 16 || St Louis, MO - The Firebird
July 18 || Bloomington, IN - Bluebird^
July 19 || Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
July 20 || Detroit, MI - El Club
July 22-24 || Oro-Medonte, ON - WayHome Music & Arts Festival
July 24 || New York, NY - Panorama Music & Arts Festival
July 29-31 || Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival
July 30 || Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
August 1 || Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle
August 2 || Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
August 3 || Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe
August 4 || Columbus, OH - Big Room Bar
August 5 || Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Restaurant
August 6 || Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
August 8 || Winnipeg, MB - The Good Will
August 10 || Calgary, AB - Commonwealth
August 12 || Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
August 13 || Seattle, WA - Neumos
August 15 || San Francisco, CA - The Independent

*=w/No Joy
^=w/Unknown Mortal Orchestra

 

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR THE KILLS' 'HEART OF A DOG'

The Kills | 04/19/16

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The Kills have unveiled the second music video from their highly anticipated fifth album, Ash & Ice. Heart Of A Dog” premiered on the Coachella festival live stream immediately before the band’s blistering energetic performance on Friday evening. The video was directed by Sophie Muller who has worked with the band in the past (“U.R.A Fever,” “Cheap and Cheerful,” “Last Days of Magic” and “Satellite”). Ash & Ice will be released on June 3rd through Domino.

The band adds: We are very very especially pleased to release our new music video for “Heart of A Dog!” It was shot all day and into the night in Los Angeles by our dear friend, the tremendous talent, Sophie Muller. We love this video. We love it because it’s fucking fun. Muscle cars and backflips. Palms trees and cacti. Dogs and dice. Neon and sunshine. We hope you love it as much as we do. VROOM VROOM. Love, The Kills. 

The band are currently touring in North America, see below for a full itinerary:

04/18 Los Angeles, CA - Mayan Theatre (SOLD OUT)
05/13 Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival
05/14 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
05/15 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club *
05/17 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg *
05/19 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club * (SOLD OUT)
05/21 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall *
05/22 Detroit, MI - St Andrew’s Hall*
05/23 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre *
05/25 Minneapolis, MN -  First Avenue *
05/26 Kansas City, MO - Midland Theatre *
05/27 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre *
05/28 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot *
05/31 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom *
06/01 Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo *
06/02 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater *
06/04 San Francisco, CA - Fox Theater *

* with L.A. Witch 

 

LISTEN TO ANIMAL COLLECTIVE'S "HOUNDS OF BAIRRO"; BAND ON TOUR NOW

Animal Collective | 04/04/16

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Animal Collective have shared “Hounds of Bairro,” a track from their Gnip Gnop / Hounds of Bairro 7” available on the deluxe physical edition of their recent tenth studio album Painting With, which was released earlier this year. Stream the song below and find both tracks, b-sides from the Painting With recording sessions, on digital services here

The band’s European tour began this past weekend, and they’ll return to the US at the end of this month for a brief run of shows that includes Levitation Festival in Austin, TX. In addition to recently announcing a camping festival in Big Sur, CA, the band will undertake an extensive US and Canada tour from September through November this autumn. All dates below.

The band will be performing on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic this coming Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Tune in at 9pm PST/12pm EST.

04-04 Hamburg, DE - Uebel & Gefahrlich ^
04-05 Berlin, DE - Postbahnof ^
04-07 Milan, IT - C2C Festival (Magazzini Generali) ^
04-08 Stans, CH - Stanser Musiktage Festival (Kollegi) 
04-09 Paris, FR - La Cigale ^
04-12 London, UK - The Troxy ^
04-13 Manchester, UK - 02 Ritz ^ 
04-28 Fayetteville, AR - George’s Majestic Lounge SOLD OUT
04-30 Austin, TX - Levitation
05-01 Tulsa, OK - Cains Ballroom +
05-03 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant +
05-04 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre +
05-06 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works +
05-07 Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre + SOLD OUT
05-08 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel + SOLD OUT
05-10 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club + SOLD OUT
05-11 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club + SOLD OUT
05-13 Wilmington, DE - Word Café Live at the Queen + SOLD OUT
05-14 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom +
06-03 Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound 
06-05 Lyon, FR - Le Tarnsbordeur
06-06 Bordeaux, FR - Le Rocher de Palmer
06-07 Madrid, ES - Joy Eslava
06-09 Porto, PT - Nos Primavera Sound
08-22 Honolulu, HI - The Republik
09-02 to 09-04 Dorset, UK - End of the Road Festival
09-03 Liverpool, UK - 02 Academy Liverpool 
09-02 to 09-04 Laois, IE - Electric Picnic Festival
09-06 Glasgow, UK - 02 ABC Glasgow
09-07 Leeds, UK - Leeds Uni Stylus
09-08 to 09-11 Isle of Wight, UK - Bestival
09-20 San Diego, CA - The Observatory at North Park %
09-21 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory %
09-23 to 09-24 Big Sur, CA - Fernwood Resort  % SOLD OUT
09-26 Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre %
09-27 Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre %
09-29 Calgary, AB - Macewan Hall Ballroom %
09-30 Edmonton, AB - Union Hall Nightclub %
10-03 Sioux Falls, ND - Orpheum Theatre %
10-05 Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre %
10-06 Morgantown, WV - MainStage at Morgantown %
10-07 Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre %
11-02 New York, NY - Terminal 5
11-03 Baltimore, MD - Ramshead 
11-04 Richmond, VA - The National 
11-05 Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle 
11-07 Tallahassee, TN - The Moon
11-08 Tampa, FL - The Ritz Ybor 
11-10 Miami Beach, FL - The Fillmore at Jackson Gleason 
11-11 Orlando, FL - Beacham Theatre 
11-12 Jacksonville, FL - Mavericks 
11-14 New Orleans, LA - The Civic Theatre 

+ with Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
^ with GFOTY 
% with WIFE

 

THE RANGE'S POTENTIAL OUT NOW AND ANNOUNCES US TOUR

The Range | 03/25/16

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The brand new album, Potential, from The Range is out today and recently shared tracks "Copper Wire" and "Five Four" below. In addition to a sold out release show tonight at Bowery Ballroom with Empress Of, The Range (AKA James Hinton) has announced a co-headline US tour with Rome Fortune. All dates below and tickets are on sale now.

Read some recent interviews with Consequence of SoundDummy Mag, PitchforkSpinStereogum, THUMPThe Verge, and here's what a few folks have been saying about the album as well. Have your own question for James? He'll be doing an AMA with the fine folks at Vinyl Me, Please next Tuesday at 2pm EST.

“Potential recalls the optimistic rave moment when the right combination of people and the right DJ could make you feel like you were part of something that mattered” Pitchfork

"Truly transformative dance pop” MOJO

"the most human electronic record released for ages” Loud & Quiet 

"That sense of newfound freedom and exaltation surges through Potential, a rich matrix of the Range’s knack for digging up strangers’ stories and assimilating breakbeat, grime, U.K. garage, and late ’90s R&B" SPIN Essential Album  

“Hinton's meaningful methodology recalls what Burial did on Untrue or what Luomo did on Vocality.“ THUMP

Potential is available in CD, LP, deluxe double LP edition, and digital formats. The deluxe double LP edition is available to pre-order exclusively from the Domino Mart and includes a bonus 4 track Strings 12” EP and includes an instant download of “Florida,” "Five Four," and "Copper Wire." It will be limited to 1000 copies worldwide. To purchase Potential digitallyselect your retailer of choice below or visit your local record store. 

Amazon
Domino Mart 
Google Play
iTunes
Spotify
Streaming services

 

The Range and Rome Fortune

In addition to the forthcoming album Potential, a documentary titled Superimpose, directed by Daniel Kaufman, out this spring, will look at the human stories behind Ophqi, Super Thought, and the other unknown artists included on the album. 

The Range will be playing a release day show tonight at Bowery Ballroom supporting Empress Of and today is announcing a co-headline US tour with Rome Fortune. All dates below.

03-25 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom ^
03-26 Brooklyn, NY - Good Room
05-04 Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theater  *
05-05 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop *
05-07 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore *
05-08 Seattle, WA - Barboza *
05-10 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge *
05-11 Denver, CO - Lost Lake *
05-13 Arcosanti, AZ - FORM Arcosanti
05-14 El Paso, TX - Lowbrow Palace *
05-16 Dallas, TX - Dada *
05-17 New Orleans, LA - Hi-Ho Lounge *
05-18 Atlanta, GA - Basement EAV *
05-19 Durham, NC - Moog Fest
05-20 Washington, DC - Black Cat *
05-21 Philadelphia, PA - CODA *
05-22 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall *
05-24 Montreal, QC - Newspeak *
05-25 Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground *
07-15 to 07-17 Chicago, IL -  Pitchfork Music Festival
07-30 Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival 

* with Rome Fortune
^ w/ Empress Of

 
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