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MARTIN COURTNEY ANNOUNCES MANY MOONS, DEBUT SOLO ALBUM FROM REAL ESTATE FRONTMAN OUT OCTOBER 30TH, WATCH VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE 'NORTHERN HIGHWAY'

Martin Courtney | 02/09/15

Image: Martin Courtney photo by ShawnBrackbill

Domino is pleased to announce the debut solo album from Real Estate songwriter and frontman Martin Courtney, titled Many Moons, out October 30th 2015

Accompanying the album’s announcement is the video for first single ‘Northern Highway’, directed by Rob Hatch-Miller and Puloma Basu. The video, shot recently in the bucolic summer landscape of upstate New York, is available to view below.

Many Moons is a bright, lush, 10-song collection of soft psychedelia that recalls the Kinks and Big Star even as it probes the depths of his own life as a family man, father, and touring musician. The album is squinting-at-the-sun bright, full of subtle introspection, an elliptical document of Courtney’s transition into family life and fatherhood, largely written while he was on the road touring Atlas, Real Estate’s third full length release.

His players on this album, including Jarvis Taveniere of Woods, who produced the album, and Julian Lynch and Matt Kallman, help bring a newfound sonic clarity, a brightness evidenced in new single ‘Northern Highway’. Songs are rounded out with orchestral arrangements, as in the previously-shared ‘Vestiges’, or the instrumental title track, a sweetly luxurious string and flute number that wouldn’t be out of place on a prime-era Pentangle record.

Listen to ‘VestigesHERE.

Courtney has long made a career of writing songs about what happens when your image of home is something you’re trying to hold on to, when the nostalgia that used to comfort you starts to feel unfamiliar.  On Many Moons, he’s moved through that. It’s not so much a rejection of nostalgia, but an embrace of what’s ahead - an album-length meditation on his life right now, which is the type of exploration Courtney has become exceptional at. 

Many Moons will be released on CD, standard and limited edition LP on October 30th 2015 on Domino. The limited edition LP (of 500) is available to pre-order now from Domino and contains an alternate cover with an embossed jacket, featuring an artist logo designed by Robert Beatty and coke-bottle clear colored vinyl.  All pre-orders from Domino or iTunes include instant downloads of ‘Northern Highway’ and ‘Vestiges’.

Many Moons tracklisting:

1. Awake

2. Foto

3. Vestiges

4. Before We Begin

5. Northern Highway

6. Many Moons

7. Asleep

8. Little Blue

9. Focus

10. Airport Bar

 

VILLAGERS SHARE VIDEO FOR ‘HOT SCARY SUMMER’

Villagers | 02/09/15

Image: Villagers press shot

Today Villagers share a beautiful animated video for 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 accompanying animated video was directed by Hi-Sim and you can watch it below.

‘Hot Scary Summer’ is taken from Villagers’ most recent album Darling Arithmetic - a breathtakingly beautiful, intimate piece of work entirely about love and relationships. Darling Arithmetic is the follow-up to Conor O’Brien’s debut, Becoming a Jackal, and its successor, Awayland - both hugely acclaimed and each nominated for The Mercury Music Prize, the latter winning Ireland’s Choice Music Prize. 

For more information on Darling Arithmetic, visit the album’s micrositeHERE.

 

This spring and summer, Villagers toured the UK, Europe and US, highlights of which included a stunning sold out performance at The Barbican in London, two sold out shows at The Olympia in Dublin plus appearances at many UK & Euro festivals culminating this weekend on 6 September with a huge show at Ireland’s Electric Picnic. Today Villagers announce an extensive North American tour for the autumn, firstly as special guest to Paul Weller, followed by dates with John Grant.

 

Villagers’ Conor O’Brien has also been invited to perform again as part of ‘In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited’, which premiered at The Barbican in London in 2014. A landmark live tribute to the songs and music from the legendary filmmaker, David Lynch, the event will feature performances from Stuart Staples (Tindersticks), Jehnny Beth (Savages), Cibo Matto, Stealing Sheep, Sophia Brous and Kirin Callinan.  More info is available HERE. Full live dates are as follows, with UK & European shows in bold:

06 Sept ELECTRIC PICNIC FESTIVAL, Stradbally, IRE

12 Sept TAKE ROOT FESTIVAL, Groningen, NL

 

 

North American dates:

29 September: Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom #

30 September:  Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre #

01 October:  Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom #

03 October: San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall – headline show

04 October:  San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore #

06 October:  San Diego CA - The Observatory North Park #

07 October:  Los Angeles CA - The Fonda Theatre #

08 October:  Los Angeles CA - The Fonda Theatre #

09 October:  Pomona CA - Fox Theatre Pomona #

13 October:  Washington, DC – The Hamilton *

14 October:  Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live *

16 October:  Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair*

17 October:  New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge*

19 October:  Toronto, ON – Mod Club*

# with Paul Weller

* with John Grant

 

In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited:

 

18 November: NATIONAL CONCERT HALL, Dublin (Ireland)

19 November: COLSTON HALL - Bristol (UK)

21 November: PHILHARMONIE - Paris (France)

22 November: PHILHARMONIE - Paris (France)

23 November: CITE DES CONGRES - Nantes (France)

 

 

28 November:  BLUEBIRD FESTIVAL, Vienna, Austria

 

Darling Arithmetic is available now on CD, LTD edition gold vinyl LP, and digitally. Purchase the album on CD or LP through Dom MartHERE and digitally through iTunesHERE.

Darling Arithmetic Tracklisting

Courage

Everything I Am Is Yours

Dawning On Me

Hot Scary Summer

The Soul Serene

Darling Arithmetic

Little Bigot

No One To Blame

So Naïve

 

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE ANNOUNCE 'LIVE AT 9:30'

Animal Collective | 01/09/15

Image: AC live at 930

Animal Collective have announced their first live album of a single show, Live at 9:30, taken from their June 12, 2013 show of a sold out three night run (June 10-12, 2013) at the historic Washington DC venue, 9:30. The release sees them play highlights such as “My Girls,” “What Would I Want? Sky,” “The Purple Bottle” from their decade plus career. Their previous live release, 2002’s Hollinndagain, was a compilation of live recordings from 2001. 

Geologist of Animal Collective had the following to say about the shows:
“Growing up in Baltimore, we’ve been seeing shows at 9:30 for over 20 years, back to when the building was called WUST.  First time was Pavement in 1994.  Always one of our favorite places to see shows, and always one of the most fun places to play a show.  Unless the power goes out.”

 Box PosterBox open
[The 'Live at 9:30' limited edition 3xLP boxset includes: 
each vinyl record comes in their own printed inner die cut sleeve; a fold out 18”x23” of the original 9:30 Club show poster; and a hand-numbered outer box]

Live at 9:30 is available as a limited edition hand-numbered 3xLP boxset to purchase online now exclusively from the Animal Collective Store or Domino Mart. All orders ship immediately and receive an instant download of the entire release. For a limited time the first 100 US orders will receive a screenprinted show poster designed by Shaun Flynn. Pre-order it now from iTunes or find it on all other digital platforms this Friday, September 4.

In addition to announcing the new live album, there’s a brand new Animal Collective website at myanimalhome.net.

In other Animal Collective related news, Panda Bear of Animal Collective released his fifth studio album Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper and accompanying Crosswords EP and Mr Noah EP this past year. Avey Tare of Animal Collective formed a new band Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks last year, which saw the release of their debut studio album, Enter the Slasher House.

Animal Collective - Live at 9:30 tracklisting:
1. Amanita (Live)
2. Did You See the Words (Live)
3. Honeycomb (Live)
4. My Girls (Live)
5. Moonjock (Live)
6. New Town Burnout (Live)
7. I Think I Can (Live)
8. Pulleys (Live)
9. What Would I Want? Sky (Live)
10. Peacebone (Live)
11. Monkey Riches (Live)
12. Brothersport (Live)
13. The Purple Bottle (Live)

 

ALEX G SHARES VIDEO FOR BUG, BEACH MUSIC OUT OCTOBER 9TH

Alex G | 27/08/15

Image: alexgpress

Bug’, the lead track from Alex G’s forthcoming album Beach Music, is now accompanied by a video. Shot in Ojai, California, and directed by Micah Van Hove, the video can be viewed below now.

Says Van Hove of the video:  

“The music of Alex G carries such vivid stories, fleeting moments and cunning characterization that one can't help but think visually while listening. The idea here was to explore the cyclical nature of a relationship, the addictive quality of love and the joy and confusion it brings. To experience one full turn of the clock, toying with commitment and the flighty nature of the self. We shot over 2 days in my hometown of Ojai, CA on 4th of July weekend with an extremely hardworking and talented cast and crew.”

Alex G’s forthcoming new album Beach Music will be out via Domino on October 9, 2015. The album, his seventh full-length, follows on from previous beloved albums DSU (Orchid Tapes), Trick, and Rules, which have led to a fervent cult fan base, a number of Artist To Watch designations from outlets such as Fader and Rolling Stone, and a dedicated live audience who sing along with every word.

Beach Music was written and recorded in Giannascoli’s apartment, between the Fall of 2014 and the Spring of 2015, during breaks from touring with the likes of Elvis Depressedly, Cymbals Eat Guitars, and Gardens & Villa. While its predecessors often came in uninterrupted bursts—from his head to his Bandcamp page in a matter of hours and days—Beach Music was shaped in part by Giannascoli adapting to life as a touring musician. Songs were written within months of one another rather than all at once, with influences ranging from noise music to piano-based laments to Southern rock to the rhythmic focus of techno—whatever he happened to be most interested in at the time. “Every song is coming from a different place,” he says. “It branches off in all these directions, but it has its own sound. It’s not something I do intentionally, but I’m the common thread.”

Beach Music is available to pre-order now via the Dom Mart on LP, CD, and digital download. Limited edition deluxe vinyl and cassette offerings have already sold out.

Pre-order: Dom Mart / Bandcamp / iTunes

Beach Music track listing

01. Intro

02. Bug

03. Thorns

04. Kicker

05. Salt

06. Look Out

07. Brite Boy

08. In Love

09. Walk

10. Mud

11. Ready

12. Station

13. Snot

Alex G will support the release of Beach Music with a series of live dates in the UK and Europe – including a London headline date at The 100 Club on Tuesday 20th October - as well as with various dates in the US with the likes of Title Fight and Girlpool. Dates are listed below with UK and European dates in bold:- 

Fri Sept 5 || Bethlehem, PA || Levitt Pavillion SteelStacks ! || TIX

Thurs Oct 8  || Brooklyn, NY || Baby’s All Right - album release show

Tues Oct 13 || Berlin, Germany || Berghain, Kantine || TIX

Wed Oct 14 || Haldern, Germany || Haldern Pop Bar || FREE ENTRY

Thurs Oct 15 || Paris, France || Le Pop Up du Label || TIX

Fri Oct 16 || Rotterdam, Netherlands || V11 || TIX

Sat Oct 17 || Brussels, Belgium || Botanique Witloofbar || TIX

Mon Oct 19 || Manchester, UK || Night & Day || TIX

Tues Oct 20 || London, UK || 100 Club || TIX

Thurs Oct 22 || Columbus, OH || Strongwater # || TIX

Fri Oct 23 || Buffalo, NY || Waiting Room # || TIX

Sat Oct 24 || Toronto, ON || Not Dead Yet Fest || TIX

Sun Oct 25  || Grand Rapids, MI || The Pyramid Scheme # || TIX

Mon Oct 26 || DeKalb, IL || The House Café # || TIX

Tues Oct 27 || Minneapolis, MN || Triple Rock Social Club # || TIX

Wed Oct 28  || Bloomington, IN || The Bishop || TIX

Thurs Oct 29 || Nashville, TN || The End # || TIX

Fri Oct 30 || Memphis, TN || Hi Tone Cafe $ || TIX

Sun Nov 1 || St. Louis, MO || The Firebird $ || TIX

Mon Nov 2 || Kansas City, MO || The Record Bar $ || TIX

Tues Nov 3 || Springfield, MO || Outland Ballroom # || TIX

Wed Nov 4 || Oklahoma City, OK || 89th Street Collective # || TIX

Thurs Nov 5 || Dallas, TX || The Door # || TIX

Sat Nov 7 || San Antonio, TX || The Paper Tiger & || TIX

Mon Nov 9 || Houston TX || Fitzgerald’s & || TIX

Wed Nov 11 || Atlanta, GA || Purgatory - The Masquerade &^ || TIX

Thurs Nov 12 || Durham, NC || Duke Coffeehouse &^ || TIX

Fri Nov 13 || Baltimore, MD || Ottobar &^ || TIX

Sat Nov 14 || Philadelphia, PA @ The First Unitarian Church &^ || TIX

! w/ Dr. Dog

# w/ Title Fight

$ w/ Spencer Radcliffe

& w/ Girlpool

^ Eskimeaux

 

HOT CHIP SHARE ‘STARTED RIGHT’ REMIX PACKAGE

Hot Chip | 27/08/15

Image: Hot Chip Remix Package Shot - Credit Steve Gullick

Today Hot Chip release a remix package for their current single, Started Right, featuring a Seven Davis Jr ‘Clean Jacket’ Remix plus a Joe Goddard Disco Remix. The remixes are available to purchase digitally now, HERE.

The tracklisting is as follows:

  1.       Started Right - Seven Davis Jr ‘Clean Jacket’ Remix
  2.       Started Right - Joe Goddard Disco Remix


Seven Davis Jr ‘Clean Jacket’ Remix

Joe Goddard Disco Remix

Following a sold out UK and European tour, the band recently completed a set of US live dates which saw them sell out two nights at New York’s Webster Hall and perform ‘Started Right’ live on Conan O’Brien (watch HERE). Hot Chip also headlined stages at Glastonbury and Green Man festivals amongst others and have been widely recognised as one of the live bands of the summer.

Hot Chip are touring the UK in October, with two nights at London’s O2 Brixton Academy on Thursday 22nd (SOLD OUT) and Friday 23rd October. Shamir has been announced as support on the 23rd, with Domino label mate Georgia supporting on all dates except London. Lonelady will open up on 22nd October only. Full live dates with ticket links are as follows:

Sat 29 Aug - Switzerland, Zurich, Zurich Openair Festival

Sun 30 Aug - France, Paris, Rock En Seine Festival

Sat 5 Sept - Ireland, Stradbally, Electric Picnic

Sat 12 Sept - Germany, Berlin, Lollapalooza Berlin

Tues 13 Oct - UK, Bristol, O2 Academy (w/ Georgia)

Wed 14 Oct - UK, Portsmouth, Pyramid Centre (w/ Georgia)

Fri 16 Oct - UK, Glasgow, Barrowland (w/ Georgia) (SOLD OUT)

Sat 17 Oct - UK, Manchester, Albert Hall (w/ Georgia) (SOLD OUT)

Sun 18 Oct - UK, Leeds, Beckett University (w/ Georgia)

Tue 20 Oct - UK, Nottingham, Rock City (w/ Georgia)

Wed 21 Oct - UK, Cambridge, Corn Exchange (w/ Georgia)

Thu 22 Oct - UK, London, O2 Brixton Academy (w/ Lonelady) (SOLD OUT)

Fri 23 Oct – UK, London, O2 Brixton Academy (w/ Shamir)

Fri 27 Nov – Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Sacadura 154

Sat 28 Nov – Brazil, São Paulo, Sonar São Paulo

Tue 1 Dec – Uruguay, Montevideo, Montevideo

Thu 3 Dec – Argentina, Buenos Aires, Sónar Buenos Aires

Sat 5 Dec – Chile, Santiago, Sónar Santiago

Mon 7 Dec – Colombia, Bogotá, Sónar Bogotá

 

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).

You can purchase the album from Dom MartHERE and via iTunesHERE. Watch the videos for Huarache Lights (HERE) and Need You Now (HERE).

Watch the Started Right video HERE and the band performing the track live on Conan O’Brien HERE.

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

2. Separate

3. Move With Me

4. Re-harmonize

 

BOB MOSES SHARE ‘TALK’ REMIX BY MATRIXXMAN

Bob Moses | 27/08/15

Image: Bob Moses Talk Press Pic

Bob Moses recently announced their debut album Days Gone By, due for release via Domino  on Sept 18, 2015. The band has already revealed two singles from the LP, and now reveal a remix of first single ‘Talk’, courtesy of Matrixxman.

‘Talk’, along with new single ‘Too Much Is Never Enough’, exemplifies the band’s ability to skillfully combine guitar-lead songwriting and stirring electronic production to mesmerizing effect. Matrixxman hones in on the duo’s darker undertones and takes the track into deeper and ominous territory, a constant digital array of bleeps and blips as if being emitted from a combination of analytical machines.

The band returns to the UK for a headlining show at London’s Village Underground on the 26th of November, following their extensive US tour throughout the autumn. See full tour dates below.

Days Gone By will be out September 18, 2015 on Domino. Preorder the album via iTunes HERE and via Dom Mart HERE.

Bob Moses Tour Dates

23-27 August - Decibel Festival - Seattle, WA

30/09 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY

01/10 - U Street - Washington, DC

02/10 - Jonny Brenda’s - Philadelphia, PA

03/10 - Sinclair - Boston, MA

04/10 - The Fairmont - Montreal, CA

06/10 - CODA - Toronto, CA

08/10 - Double Door - Chicago, IL

09/10 - 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN

10/10 - CRSSD - San Diego, CA

11/10 - Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO

14/10 - Imperial - Vancouver, CA

15/10 - Doug Fir - Portland, OR

17/10 - Treasure Island - San Francisco, CA

20/10 - Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA

21/10 - Valley Bar - Phoenix, AZ

23/10 - Three Links - Dallas, TX

24/10 - Red 7 - Austin, TX

25/10 - Rudyards British Pub - Houston, TX

28/10 - Hi-Ho Lounge - New Orleans, LA

29/10 - Aisle 5 - Atlanta, GA

30/10 - Warehouse - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

31/10 - The Garrett - Miami, FL

01/11 - The Social - Orlando, FL

14/11 – Button Factory – Dublin, Ireland

26/11 – Village Underground – London, UK

Tickets can be purchased HERE.

 

JULIA HOLTER STREAMS NEW SONG ‘SEA CALLS ME HOME’

Julia Holter | 26/08/15

Image: Julia Holter image - photo credite Tonje Thilesen

With the highly anticipated release of her fourth full-length Have You In My Wilderness on 25th September, Julia Holter has today released the second song to be heard from the new album in ‘Sea Calls Me Home’ 

 

Of the track, Holter says: “'Sea Calls Me Home' is about moving away from things that trap you, the scary wonder in discovering freedom.”


Have You in My Wilderness was written from the heart – warm, dark and raw – and explores love, trust, and power in human relationships. While love songs are familiar in pop music, Holter manages to stay fascinatingly oblique and enigmatic, with some of the most sublime and transcendent music she has ever written. Like Holter’s previous albums, Have You in My Wilderness is multi-layered and texturally rich, featuring an array of electronic and acoustic instruments played by an ensemble of gifted Los Angeles musicians.

 

Have You in My Wilderness is also Holter’s most sonically intimate album, with her vocals front and centre in the mix, lifted out of the layers of smeared, hazy effects. The result is striking: clear and vivid, but disarmingly personal. 

Have You In My Wilderness will be available on CD (WIGCD341), Digital (WIG341D) and LP (WIGLP341). For a very limited period the vinyl LP will come with a photographic print signed by the artist, via Dom Mart only. The album is available to pre-order with an instant grat of both ‘Feel You’ and ‘Sea Calls Me Home’. Pre-order from Dom Mart HERE and iTunes HERE.

The album tracklisting is as follows:

  1. Feel You
  2. Silhouette
  3. How Long?
  4. Lucette Stranded On The Island
  5. Sea Calls Me Home
  6. Night Song
  7. Everytime Boots
  8. Betsy On The Roof
  9. Vasquez
  10. Have You In My Wilderness

Julia Holter will be touring in support of Have You In My Wilderness through October, November and December with a London show at Islington Assembly Hall on 12th November. Live dates are as follows with UK and European shows in bold:

06-Oct Open Air Theater San Diego, CA, USA (w/ Beirut)

07-Oct Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA, USA (w/ Beirut)

08-Oct Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA, USA (w/ Beirut)

10-Oct Greek Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA (w/ Beirut)

12-Oct Bunk Bar, Portland, OR, USA

13-Oct Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA, USA (w/ Beirut)

24-Oct Rough Trade, New York, NY, USA

27-Oct Ziegel Oh LacZurich, SWISS

28-Oct Kammerspiele TheatreMunich, GERMANY

29-Oct BrotfabrikFrankfurt, GERMANY

30-Oct Uebel & GefahrlichHamburg, GERMANY

01-Nov TavastiaHelsinki, FINLAND

02-Nov EtablissemangetStockholm, SWEDEN

03-Nov ParktheatretOslo, NORWAY

04-Nov VegaCopenhagen, DENMARK

05-Nov BerghainBerlin, GERMANY

07-Nov November MusicDen Bosch, NETHERLANDS

09-Nov KomediaBrighton, UK

10-Nov The Lantern @ Colston HallBristol, UK

11-Nov Glee ClubBirmingham, UK

12-Nov Islington Assembly HallLondon, UK

13-Nov The Hug and PintGlasgow, UK

14-Nov Brudenell Social ClubLeeds, UK

16-Nov New MorningParis, FRANCE

17-Nov AB ClubBrussels, BELGIUM

18-Nov BiekorfBrugge, BELGIUM

19-Nov Le Guess Who? FestivalUtrecht, NETHERLANDS

24-Nov Metro, Kyoto, JAPAN

25-Nov Conpass, Osaka, JAPAN

26-Nov WWW, Tokyo, JAPAN

09-Dec Newtown Social Club, Sydney, Australia

10-Dec Blackbear Lodge, Brisbane, Australia

11-Dec Howler, Melbourne, Australia

12-Dec Meredith Music Festival, Victoria, Australia

 

BILL RYDER-JONES TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, ‘WEST KIRBY COUNTY PRIMARY’, ON 6TH NOVEMBER 2015

Bill Ryder-Jones | 25/08/15

Image: Bill R-J West Kirby Announce

We are pleased to announce that West Kirby County Primary, the third full-length album from multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer, Bill Ryder-Jones, will be released on 6th November 2015.

The follow-up to A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart was written and recorded by Ryder-Jones in his childhood bedroom at his mother’s house in West Kirby before being filtered through Liverpool’s legendary Parr Street Studios. A classic band record, West Kirby County Primary features Bill playing a multitude of instruments including the electric guitar with his trademark prowess.

Mixed by James Ford, each of West Kirby County Primary’s ten tracks offers a sneaked glance into his private world; they eavesdrop on a set of encounters that go about “turning stories into beautiful truth” set to glorious molten melody that explodes like fireworks over water. It all adds up to a remarkable record by one of our most cherished musicians – a musical polymath as at ease on stage with the Manchester Camerata (where he performed ‘If…’ as part of the Manchester Literature Festival last Autumn) or on live guitar duties with Arctic Monkeys as he is on production duties with Hooton Tennis Club and The Wytches.

Two To Birkenhead is the first single to be shared from the album. The accompanying video was filmed by James Slater (Jamie T, Major Lazer) in and around Bill’s mother’s house in The Wirral. Watch it now.

 

Bill Ryder-Jones will be performing live throughout the UK in November with a date at The Lexington in London on 11th November. He is also performing as a special guest to Spector on their UK October tour. Full dates with ticket links are as follows:

24th October – Sheffield – The Leadmill *

25th October – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club *

27th October – Brighton – Patterns (formerly Audio) *

28th October – Oxford – 02 Academy *

29th October – London – Heaven *

7th November - Glasgow - Hug and Pint

9th November - Newcastle - Cluny 2

11th November - London - Lexington

13th November - Manchester - Gullivers

14th November - Liverpool - District

* with Spector

 

 

West Kirby County Primary will be available on CD (WIGCD346), Digital (WIG346D) and LP (WIGLP346). There will also be a Dom Mart and indie shop exclusive Deluxe LP (WIGLP346X) which comes with a bonus 7” featuring two exclusive new tracks. Pre-order the Deluxe Vinyl edition on Dom Mart and for a very limited period also receive a signed and numbered photo-print taken from the stage at this year’s Green Man Festival. Pre-order the album via Dom Mart HERE and via iTunes HERE with an instant grat of Two To Birkenhead.

 

Tracklisting:

  1. Tell Me You Don't Love Me Watching  
  2. Two To Birkenhead  
  3. Let's Get Away From Here  
  4. Daniel  
  5. Put It Down Before You Break It  
  6. Catharine and Huskisson  
  7. Wild Roses  
  8. You Can't Hide A Light With The Dark  
  9. Satellites  
  10. Seabirds
 
 

PANDA BEAR'S 'CROSSWORDS' EP; LISTEN TO "NO MANS LAND"

Panda Bear | 20/08/15

Image: Crosswords EP

Today, we're happy to announce Panda Bear’s latest five track collection, Crosswords EP. It sees wind in his sails as we follow him on his next wide-eyed quantum leap from this year’s acclaimed album Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper with the escalator firmly jammed on UP.  

Crosswords EP is digitally out today, and physically on CD & 12” on November 13, 2015. All pre-orders from the Animal Collective Mart or Domino Mart come with an instant download of the five track Crosswords EP in MP3, 16-bit or 24-bit WAV files. Listen to "No Mans Land" below.

On Crosswords EP, Noah Lennox bequeaths five fresh and finely observed body-pop wonders - three new songs: “No Mans Land,” “Jabberwocky” and “Cosplay”  - and two re-castings of previous ore  - "The Preakness" - previously heard in spirited demo form on 2012's Tomboy LP boxset  -  and the whole shebang treasure-topped with a fresh take on his PBVSGR soul tour de force “Crosswords.”

Logic would appear to dictate, that if the collective noun for Ravens is a Wake, the collective noun for Panda Bear songs might surely be an Honesty.

The EP explores Noah Lennox's alchemical use of earthy base elements and life affirming ‘reports from the front’ to conjure up his trademark transports to the Goldilock's zone and comes appropriately enveloped in eye-popping fashion with artwork by Swiss artist Marco Papiro and with custom type-faces by Black Dice's Bjorn Copeland. 

Aided on studio production duties by Sonic Boom, the five EP tracks take us tumbling down the metaphorical rabbit hole once more… as Noah's latest Adventures in Wonderland continue . 

The effects are instant. Mighty morphing power arrangements emerge blinking from flick-flack intros that you'd swear were aided and abetted by the Mad Hatter himself. Time-lapse transitions spin past with a ‘blink and you'll miss it’ accuracy. Caffeinated rhythms, filtered from an apparently over-sized and uniquely patinated pot, spill out throughout. Zero point shudders of synthesized springs conspire with globular spongiform basslines, bustling at the seams. All circled by a hovering confidence of voices, oblivious to the chaos surrounding, conducting the controlled confusion of the improbably arranged tones and textures  - like Space Family Robinson yodels for the 21st century.

The Crosswords EP follows on the release of the PBVSGR Remixes EP compiling remixes from Pete Rock, Andy Stott and more.

Panda Bear’s Crosswords EP tracklisting:
1. Crosswords (EP mix)
2. No Mans Land
3. Jabberwocky
4. The Preakness
5. Cosplay

 

PATRICK WATSON SHARES ' LOVE SONGS FOR ROBOTS' VIDEO + LIVE DATES

Patrick Watson | 13/08/15

Image: Patrick Watson press shot

Patrick Watson has released a brand new video for ‘Love Songs for Robots’, the title track from his latest album out now via Domino. The video, directed by Academy Award-nominated Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski, can be watched now.

Lavis and Szczerbowsk describe the film as “our attempt to create the sort of film Martians might make for humans, if those Martians had only observed us from afar.” The piece is inspired by the sculpture and ballet of the avant-garde artist Oskar Schlemmer, with choreography and dance by Mistaya Hemingway (La La La Human Steps).

Watson has also announced further live dates in the UK and Europe for the autumn including a new London headline date at Islington Assembly Hall on Wednesday November 11th. Tickets for all dates are on sale now and listed below with UK and European dates in bold :-

August 20  Pully, CH, For Noise Festival

August 21  Biddinghuizen, NL, Lowlands Festival

August 22  Brecon Beacons, UK, Green Man Festival

September 4  Vlieland, NL, Into de Great Wide Open

September 5 Vlieland, NL, Into de Great Wide Open

September 6  Maastricht, NL, Bruis Festival

September 24 Nashville, TN, Exit/In

September 25  Urbana, IL, Pygmalion Festival#

September 26  Cincinnati, OH, Mid Point Music Festival

September 28 Chicago, IL, Lincoln Hall

September 29 Minneapolis, MN, Varsity Theatre

September 30 Winnipeg, MB, Garrick Centre

October 2  Edmonton, AB, The Starlite

October 5  Vancouver, BC, Commodore Ballroom

October 6  Errington, AB, Errington War Memorial Hall

October 8  Seattle, WA, The Crocodile

October 9  Portland, OR, Doug Fir

October 11  San Francisco, CA, The Independent

October 13  Los Angeles, CA, Teragram Ballroom

November 10  Oxford, UK, O2 Academy

November 11  London, UK, Islington Assembly Hall

November 12  Manchester, UK, Gorilla

November 14  Hamburg, DE, Knust

November 15  Cologne, DE, Luxor

November 16  Berlin, DE, Heimathafen

November 18  Eindhoven, NL, Effenaar

November 19   Arras, FR, Theatre

November 20  Gent, BE, Vooruit Theatre

November 22  Lyon, FR, Epicerie Moderne

November 23  Strasbourg, FR, La Laiterie

November 25  Amsterdam, NL, Paradiso

November 26  Paris, FR, Casino de Paris

November 28  Lisbon, PO, Mexe Festival

November 29  Porto, PO, Casa de Musica

December 11  New York City, NY, Irving Plaza

December 12  Philadelphia, PA, Underground Arts

 

Love Songs For Robots was recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and Pierre Marchand Studio in Montreal. Of the record, some of which debuted at private concerts in small loft spaces, Watson explains, “I wanted to make a science fiction R n’ B meets Vangelis erotica with a zest of folk kind of record.” It was only halfway through writing the record when the artist found himself having, by his own submission, “a bad year” did more personal themes begin to creep in. “I started thinking about how emotional reactions were more mechanical than we think and the only thing left between us and artificial intelligence is the act of inspiration. Just food for thought.” Watch the official video for “Places You Will Gohere and see below for track listing.

Watson composes, performs and records his albums with his full band of almost a decade, which includes Joe Grass (guitars), Robbie Kuster (drums/percussion) and Mishka Stein (bass). The recipient of Canada’s elite Polaris Music Prize in 2007, Watson and his band have performed to over 100,000 people at the 2009 Montreal Jazz Festival as well as with full orchestras in Amsterdam and Montreal. Raised and still living in Montreal, Watson himself 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.” 

Love Songs For Robots is available on iTunes. The vinyl edition comes with an additional 7”, featuring a non-album track, and can be found along with the CD on the Domino Mart.

LOVES SONGS FOR ROBOTS TRACKLIST

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

 
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