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FLYING SAUCER ATTACK RE-ISSUE DISTANCE, FURTHER AND CHORUS

Flying Saucer Attack | 03/02/16

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Following last year’s re-emergence with Instrumentals 2015, three of Flying Saucer Attack’s most revered albums - Distance, Further and Chorus – are to be re-issued on Domino on March 18th 2016.

Stream Distance’s ‘Ocean’, Further’s ‘In The Light of Time’ and Chorus’ ‘Feedback Song’ via fsa.space now HERE.

David Pearce re-materialised last year with the beautiful Instrumentals 2015 and attracted all manner of attention - as one does when one emerges from self-imposed exile holding a glittering prize. Without warning he became part of the musical landscape once again, heralding a new phase of the project he initiated in the early 1990s. Interviews and retrospective features assessed his importance in the continually unfolding story of British music, referring back to the music contained within these three artifacts, which sound as untainted - even more so, in fact - as they did on their initial release. 

There are many that believe the concept of electric folk to have died at some point in the 1970s following the heyday of bands and artists such as Fairport Convention, Roy Harper and John Martyn. These three reissues give the lie to that commonly held misconception. For while Distance, Further and Chorus do not cleave all that faithfully to the folk rock template established by the electrified rovers of that supposed golden age, and incorporate elements absorbed from musics as varied as krautrock, drone and dub, they can be considered in that lineage, with its Arcadian attitude to the unsullied landscapes of Britain and romanticised idea that old traditions may, at some point, produce something fresh and unheard.

All three are essential listening for those who are still capable of dreaming even as our dreams are co-opted and second guessed in a digital era which is revealing itself to be monstrously voracious and venal. Distance, Further and Chorus open up spaces in the mind where one may wander at will, Pearce’s excoriating feedback serving as a dream weapon designed to cleanse the grit from the mind’s eye. The melodies beyond the noise reassure us that it’s okay to take this route away from the superhighway and explore paths trodden only by a few, Pearce and collaborators included. This may be derided by some as escapism; rather it is parallelism. The search for alternatives, when the very term ‘alternative’ has been devalued beyond all recognition. 

Each of the three albums come in a 20th Anniversary Vinyl Repress format, cut in 180gm heavyweight virgin vinyl from original masters by Matt Colton at Alchemy. The albums will also be available on CD & digital formats.

All three albums are available packaged together exclusively through Domino Mart. Purchases through Domino Mart are also eligible to win test pressings of Instrumentals 2015, of which there are two pairs to win.

Pre-order the 3x LP bundle from Domino Mart HERE

Pre-order Distance via Dom Mart / iTunes

Pre-order Further via Dom Mart / iTunes

Pre-order Chorus via Dom Mart / iTunes

 

PORCHES SHARES NEW SONG 'CAR', NEW ALBUM POOL OUT FRIDAY FEBRUARY 5TH

Porches | 01/02/16

Image: Porches - photo credit Jessica Lehrman

Porches’ new album Pool is out via Domino this Friday, February 5th. Ahead of its release, listen to the album’s latest track ‘Car’ below. It follows the singles ‘Hour’ (watch the video HERE) and ‘Be Apart’ (watch the video HERE).

Says Maine on ‘Car’:

“’Car’ is about leaving a place where you're unhappy and the beauty of arriving somewhere where you feel good.  Whether you escape physically or mentally it's just about using your facilities to take control of your situation. Positive mental attitude.” 

Pool, Porches’ (aka Aaron Maine) debut full-length for Domino, and a major step forward for Maine —as an evolving singer/songwriter, and as a nascent producer. Written and recorded almost entirely in his Manhattan apartment, and mixed by Chris Coady (Beach House, Grizzly Bear, Tobias Jesso Jr) in Los Angeles, Pool was influenced, in part, by settling in the city as an artist and a person. Says Maine, “there was something special about recording this album in my new home. To be surrounded by the city and in my own world at the same time. I quickly became obsessed with the energy around me, and my experience of New York - I was forced to see my music in an entirely different context.  This was challenging, but also exciting, when the songs started to sound like a true reflection of what I was feeling in my new surroundings."

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Pool is available to pre-order now on limited pressing clear vinyl, CD, and digital download.

Pre-order: Dom Mart / Bandcamp / iTunes

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Porches will be taking off on an extensive 2016 North American tour this Spring, a co-headline with label-mate Alex G, featuring Your Friend, another fellow Domino artist, on support for all dates. The run includes stops at Savannah Stopover Festival, Spillover Festival and Treefort Music Fest, along with the band’s SXSW debut. Full schedule to follow.

PORCHES TOUR DATES

Wed Mar 9 || Washington, DC || Rock & Roll Hotel

Thurs Mar 10 || Richmond, VA || Strange Matter

Fri Mar 11 || Chapel Hill, NC || Cat’s Cradle Backroom

Sat Mar 12 || Savannah, GA || Savannah Stopover Festival

Sun Mar 13 || Orlando, FL || Backbooth

Mon Mar 14 || Tallahassee, FL || Club Downunder

Wed Mar 16 - Fri Mar 18 || Austin, TX || SXSW

Sat Mar 19 || Dallas, TX || Spillover Music Fest

Mon Mar 21 || Denver, CO || Lost Lake

Tues Mar 22 || Salt Lake City, UT || Kilby Court

Wed Mar 23 || Boise, ID || Treefort Music Fest

Thurs Mar 24 || Portland, OR || Analog Café

Fri Mar 25 || Seattle, WA || Vera Project

Sat Mar 26 || Vancouver, BC || The Cobalt

Mon Mar 28 || San Francisco, CA || Rickshaw Stop

Tues Mar 29 || Los Angeles, CA || The Echo

Thurs Mar 31 || Santa Ana, CA || The Observatory – Constellation Room

Fri Apr 1 || San Diego, CA || Che Café

Sat Apr 2 || Phoenix, AZ || Rebel Lounge

Sun Apr 3 || Albuquerque, NM || The Co-Op

Tues Apr 5 || Omaha, NE || Slowdown

Wed Apr 6 || Minneapolis, MN || 7th St Entry

Thurs Apr 7 || Madison, WI || UW Student Union

Fri Apr 8 || Grinnell, IA || Grinnell College – Gardner Lounge

Sat Apr 9 || Chicago, IL || Bottom Lounge

Sun Apr 10 || Detroit, MI || Majestic Café

Mon Apr 11 || Toronto, ON || Horseshoe Tavern

Tues Apr 12 || Boston, MA || Middle East Downstairs

Wed Apr 13 || Brooklyn, NY || Music Hall of Williamsburg

Thurs Apr 14 || Philadelphia, PA || Union Transfer

Fri Apr 15 || New York, NY || Bowery Ballroom

 

THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS ANNOUNCE UK SUMMER DATES INCLUDING LONDON’S ALEXANDRA PALACE

The Last Shadow Puppets | 28/01/16

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The Last Shadow Puppets have announced a run of special UK shows in July 2016.  These dates follow the release of their second album ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’ (on 1 April) and their sold out UK shows in March and April.

New dates are as follows:

10 July: UK, Manchester – Castlefield Bowl

12 July: UK, Bridlington – The Spa

13 July: UK, Bournemouth – BIC

15 July: UK, London – Alexandra Palace

Tickets for all shows will be available from 9am on Friday the 5th of February.

The band will also be playing the following shows including their sold out UK shows (as announced previously):

26 March: UK, Edinburgh – Usher Hall

29 March: France, Paris – Olympia

1 April: UK, London - Hackney Empire

2 April: UK, Liverpool – Olympia

3 April: UK, Sheffield – City Hall

7 April: Netherlands, Amsterdam – Paradiso

11 April: USA, NYC - Webster Hall

17 April: USA, San Francisco – The Fillmore

20 April: USA, Los Angeles – The Theatre at Ace Hotel

You can pre-order ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’ via The Last Shadow Puppets storeDom Mart or iTunes.

 

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE LAUNCH PAINTING WITH IOS APP, LISTEN TO "LYING IN THE GRASS"

Animal Collective | 28/01/16

Image: Animal Collective Painting With app

Animal Collective have launched a free iOS app, that allows early access to the song ‘Lying in the Grass’ from their forthcoming studio album, Painting With. Download the app from the iTunes App Store here.

While listening to the song "Lying In The Grass," the Painting With app allows for real-time collaborative painting between two users. Fans can record, submit, and share their creations from the app to Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #PaintingWith. The submissions are displayed in real-time on the Animal Collective website here. The app also includes a strobe light feature that animates the zoetropic turntable slipmat that is included in the deluxe edition LP format.  The song sees its official release via digital platforms thi Monday, February 1.

A worldwide 2016 Animal Collective tour is now on sale. All shows are listed below.

Animal Collective tour dates
02-19 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer * SOLD OUT
02-20 Portsmouth, NH - 3S Artspace * SOLD OUT
02-22 Boston, MA - Royale Boston * SOLD OUT
02-23 New York, NY - Irving Plaza * SOLD OUT
02-24 New York, NY - Irving Plaza * SOLD OUT
02-26 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall  * SOLD OUT
02-27 Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall * SOLD OUT
02-28 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue *
03-01 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre *
03-02 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot *
03-04 Seattle, WA - Neptune * SOLD OUT
03-05 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater * SOLD OUT
03-07 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater *
03-08 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre * SOLD OUT
03-09 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre * SOLD OUT
03-11 - 03-13 Phoenix, AZ - McDowell Mountain Music Festival
04-01 Brussels, BE - Botanique - Orangerie ^
04-02 The Hague, NL - Rewire Festival (Paard van Tronje)
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 ^
04-11 London, UK - 02 Shepherd's Bush Empire ^ SOLD OUT
04-12 London, UK - 02 Shepherd's Bush Empire
04-13 Manchester, UK - 02 Ritz ^ 
04-28 Fayetteville, AR - George’s Majestic Lounge SOLD OUT
04-30 - 05-01 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 +
05-08 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel + SOLD OUT
05-10 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club + SOLD OUT
05-11 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club +
05-13 Wilmington, DE - Word Café Live at the Queen + SOLD OUT
05-14 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom +

* with Ratking 
^ with GFOTY 
+ with Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

 

THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS ANNOUNCE LIVE DATES, NEW ALBUM EVERYTHING YOU'VE COME TO EXPECT RELEASE 1ST APRIL 2016

The Last Shadow Puppets | 25/01/16

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Following the recent announcement of their forthcoming album ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’, released on 1 April 2016, The Last Shadow Puppets will be returning to the UK, Europe and US for their first live dates since 2008. 

Dates are as follows:

26 March: UK, Edinburgh – Usher Hall

29 March: France, Paris – Olympia

1 April: UK, London - Hackney Empire

2 April: UK, Liverpool – Olympia

3 April: UK, Sheffield – City Hall

7 April: Netherlands, Amsterdam – Paradiso

11 April: USA, NYC - Webster Hall

17 April: USA, San Francisco – The Fillmore

20 April: USA, Los Angeles – The Theatre at Ace Hotel 

Tickets for all shows will be available from 9am (Local Time) on Friday the 29th of January. More information at www.thelastshadowpuppets.com

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You can pre-order ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’ via The Last Shadow Puppets storeDom Mart or iTunes.

 

ALEX G SHARES LIVE VIDEO FOR 'BUG', RETURNS TO UK FOR HEADLINE DATES IN FEBRUARY

25/01/16

Image: Bug live video still

Leading up to his forthcoming return to the UK for live dates throughout February, Alex G has shared a new live video of Beach Music album standout, ‘Bug’. Watch the video below now.

The new clip was filmed at drummer Scotty’s house in their native Philadelphia, where the band also practice. 

The UK live dates commence with a special NME Awards date on 1st February at The Lexington, London, before further live dates in support of Basement and the forthcoming extensive North American tour with fellow Domino artists Porches and Your Friend, both of whom recently announced new albums due out this year on Domino. 

Tickets for all Alex G live dates are on sale now and listed below, with UK headline dates and Basement supports highlighted bold : - 

ALEX G TOUR DATES

Mon Feb 1 || London, UK || The Lexington (NME Awards Show) [TICKETS]

Tues Feb 2 || Brighton, UK || Bleach [TICKETS]

Wed Feb 3 || Cardiff, UK || Clwb Ifor Bach [TICKETS]

Thurs Feb 4 || Sheffield, UK || Harley [TICKETS]

Fri Feb 5 || Nottingham, UK || Bodega [TICKETS]

Sun Feb 7 || Bristol, UK || Marble Factory *

Mon Feb 8 || Glasgow, UK || King Tuts / Garage *

Tues Feb 9 || Leeds, UK || Stylus *

Wed Feb 10 || Manchester, UK || Academy 2 *

Thurs Feb 11 || Norwich, UK || Waterfront *

Sat Feb 13 || London, UK || KOKO *

Wed Mar 9 || Washington, DC || Rock & Roll Hotel ^

Thurs Mar 10 || Richmond, VA || Strange Mater ^

Fri Mar 11 || Chapel Hill, NC || Cat’s Cradle Backroom ^

Sat Mar 12 || Savannah, GA || Savannah Stopover Festival ^

Sun Mar 13 || Orlando, FL || Backbooth ^

Mon Mar 14 || Tallahassee, FL || Club Downunder ^

Wed Mar 16 || Houston, TX || Walters ^

Sat Mar 19 || Dallas, TX || Spillover Music Fest ^

Mon Mar 21 || Denver, CO || Lost Lake ^

Tues Mar 22 || Salt Lake City, UT || Kilby Court ^

Wed Mar 23 || Boise, ID || Treefort Music Fest ^

Thurs Mar 24 || Portland, OR || Analog Café ^

Fri Mar 25 || Seattle, WA || Vera Project ^

Sat Mar 26 || Vancouver, BC || The Cobalt ^

Mon Mar 28 || San Francisco, CA || Rickshaw Stop ^

Tues Mar 29 || Los Angeles, CA || The Echo ^

Thurs Mar 31 || Santa Ana, CA || The Observatory – Constellation Room ^

Fri Apr 1 || San Diego, CA || Che Café ^

Sat Apr 2 || Phoenix, AZ || Rebel Lounge ^

Sun Apr 3 || Albuquerque, NM || Sister ^

Tues Apr 5 || Omaha, NE || Slowdown ^

Wed Apr 6 || Minneapolis, MN || 7th St Entry ^

Thurs Apr 7 || Madison, WI || UW Student Union ^

Fri Apr 8 || Grinnell, IA || Grinnell College – Gardner Lounge ^

Sat Apr 9 || Chicago, IL || Bottom Lounge ^

Sun Apr 10 || Detroit, MI || Majestic Café ^

Mon Apr 11 || Toronto, ON || Horseshoe Tavern ^

Tues Apr 12 || Boston, MA || Middle East Downstairs ^

Wed Apr 13 || Brooklyn, NY || Music Hall of Williamsburg ^

Thurs Apr 14 || Philadelphia, PA || Union Transfer ^

Fri Apr 15 || New York, NY || Bowery Ballroom ^

* with Basement

^ with Porches and Your Friend 

 

JOB VACANCY – PROMO TRAINEE

22/01/16

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Domino has a 1 year position available for a promo trainee assisting the press and radio teams.  Applicants must be articulate, organised, media and tech savvy and passionate about Domino’s musical culture.

Please send a CV and cover letter to vacancy@dominorecordco.com on or before Friday 5th February, stating Promo Trainee in the subject line.

 

BONNIE ‘PRINCE’ BILLY SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR ‘WHEN THY SONG FLOWS THROUGH ME’, NEW ALBUM POND SCUM RELEASED TODAY

22/01/16

Image: Bonnie 'Prince' Billy Pond Scum photo

Pond Scum is an integral piece in the evolution of Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's progressive and prolific catalogue. A collection of sessions recorded for John Peel’s influential BBC show, it spans eight years of Bonnie's career and is essential for longtime fans and first-time listeners alike. Released today, Pond Scum captures Will Oldham’s powerful and compelling songwriting, accompanied only by a single guitar and a few subtle, yet captivating harmonies. 

Recorded in 2001, ‘When Thy Song Flows Through Me’ is one of the finest paradigms of Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's illustrious career. Inspired by the devotional chant by Paramahansa Yogananda, the Pond Scum version is every bit as spiritual and moving as the original. To accompany such a poignant adaptation, Bonnie enlisted the help of Louisville based director Ryan Daly to construct moving images that soothe the mind and body. Partly inspirited by the works of Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler, the video for ‘When Thy Song Flows Through Me’ is dazzling in its simplicity.

Watch ‘When Thy Song Flows Through Me’ here.

Additionally, Oldham shared another Pond Scum cut via NPR last week, a cover of Prince’s ‘The Cross’. Listen to it here.

Pond Scum is available on CD (WIGCD374), vinyl (WIGLP374) and digitally (WIG374D).  You can purchase Pond Scum via Dom Mart or iTunes.  

 

THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM EVERYTHING YOU'VE COME TO EXPECT, 1ST APRIL 2016

The Last Shadow Puppets | 20/01/16

Image: Everything You've Come To Expect album artwork

The Last Shadow Puppets return with their new album ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’ on Friday 1st April 2016.  The 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. 

Featuring current single Bad Habits, ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’ is a more open and expansive work than its predecessor, wearing its influences less obviously on its sleeve – by turns the album is soaring, snarling and breathlessly seductive. 

Everything You’ve Come To Expect’ will be available on standard (WIGCD371) and deluxe CD (WIGCD371X - featuring a 40 page booklet containing exclusive photography).  Vinyl versions of the album are available as standard (WIGLP371) and deluxe heavyweight vinyl (WIGLP371X - ltd to one pressing, featuring a 32 page booklet and 7” coloured vinyl featuring ‘Bad Habits’, new exclusive track ‘The Bourne Identity’ and download card) and via digital download (WIG371D).

You can pre-order the album via The Last Shadow Puppets store,  Dom Mart or iTunes.

The tracklisting is as follows:

  1. Aviation
  2. Miracle Aligner
  3. Dracula Teeth
  4. Everything  You’ve Come To Expect
  5. The Element Of Surprise
  6. Bad Habits
  7. Sweet Dreams, TN
  8. Used To Be My Girl
  9. She Does The Woods
  10. Pattern
  11. The Dream Synopsis
Watch the video for 'Bad Habits' below.
 
 

THE RANGE ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM POTENTIAL RELEASED 25TH MARCH, LISTEN TO "FLORIDA" AND WATCH ALBUM TRAILER

The Range | 20/01/16

Image: The Range photo by Alexandra Gavillet

We're happy to announce the Domino debut Potential from Brooklyn, NY-based musician James Hinton, aka The Range, out March 25, 2016.

The magic of Potential, following 2013’s Nonfiction - is as a document of its time. The Range has made an electronic record inspired by Baltimore club, early ‘00s grime and mid ‘00s electronica, but also as a member of the last generation that will remember going online for the first time. Listen to lead single “Florida” below.

As its backbone, Potential utilizes a series of vocal samples that Hinton found in the deep corners of YouTube, introducing us to unknown artists expressing themselves unfettered by the constraints of industry. He might be fascinated by the code that determines his YouTube searches, but what truly grips him are the human stories behind the samples. Hinton explains, “I found each person by using a small set of search terms on YouTube. Each song is inextricably linked to the point in time that I came across each video. I endeavored to tie the songs of Potential together by telling my own story alongside the stories of the people I sampled. Every song tries to acknowledge a sense of vulnerability or difficulty in life, as well as an intense drive to cope with problems in ways that don't drag you into the abyss.” 

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 the unknown artists included on the album. As Hinton states, “I am very conscious that these people who I have sampled elevate what I do, just as much as my record brings their work somewhere else.” Watch the documentary trailer below.

 

 

Potential will be available in CD, LP, deluxe double LP edition, and digital formats. The deluxe double LP edition, pictured above, is available to pre-order exclusively from the Domino Mart and includes a bonus 4 track Strings 12” EP and instant download of “Florida.” It will be limited to 1000 copies worldwide. 

The Range will be playing a handful of pre-release shows in March. Dates below, with more extensive touring to be announced soon.

The Range live dates:
03-01 Los Angeles, CA - Resident
03-09 London, UK - Pickle Factory


Potential
tracklisting
1. Regular
2. Copper Wire
3. Florida
4. Superimpose
5. Five Four
6. Falling Out of Phase
7. No Loss
8. Skeptical
9. Retune
10. So
11. 1804 

Strings EP tracklisting
1. The Magic
2. True Value
3. Flag
4. Naught

The Range photo by Alexandra Gavillet

 
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