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LA PRIEST ANNOUNCES NOVEMBER UK HEADLINE TOUR + NEW VIDEO

LA Priest | 27/07/15

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Following the release of the acclaimed debut album Inji, LA PRIEST – the project of former Late Of The Pier front man Sam Dust – has announced a run of UK headline dates for November including London’s Heaven on Thursday 19th November. Tickets for all dates are on sale Wednesday 29th July at 9am. Further live dates will be announced soon. 

Coinciding with the announcement, LA PRIEST has released a new video for Inji’s opening track, ‘Occasion’, again directed by Dust and long-time collaborator Isaac Eastgate with whom he worked on the videos for singles ‘Oino’ (watch HERE) and ‘Learning To Love’ (watch HERE).

Forthcoming LA PRIEST live dates are as follows with the new UK headline dates and Glass Animals support dates in bold:

 

Thu 13 Aug                 Sweden           Gothenburg                 Way Out West

Fri 14 Aug                   Norway           Oslo                             Oya Festival

Fri 04 Sept                  Ireland             County Laois               Electric Picnic Festival

Sun 06 Sept                Wales              Portmeirion                 Festival No. 6

Sun 13 Sept                UK                   Isle of Wight                Bestival

Wed 04 Nov                Iceland            Reykjavik                    Iceland Airwaves

Tue 10 Nov                UK                   Brighton                     Patterns

Wed 11 Nov               UK                   Birmingham               Hare V2

Sat 14 Nov                 UK                   Manchester                Soup Kitchen

Sun 15 Nov                UK                   Leeds                          Beacons Metro @ Headrow House

Tue 17 Nov                UK                   Glasgow                     Broadcast

Thu 19 Nov                UK                   London                       Heaven

Fri 20 Nov                  UK                   Nottingham                The Space @ Contemporary

 

 

Across its ten audaciously imaginative tracks, Inji reasserts Dust as a truly idiosyncratic voice in British music, applying the same frantically eclectic, mischievous and wilfully absurd spirit of his previous band, the beloved Late of the Pier, to ever more nuanced and affecting songwriting and composition.

From the obscene space-age stadium rock guitar solo of ‘Oino’, the maddeningly catchy digi-dub single that Dust leaked sample-by-sample on a suitably enigmatic website at the turn of the year (watch the video HERE), to ‘Learning To Love’ (watch the video HERE), the record's gargantuan, eight minute long prog-house centrepiece and ‘Occasion’ (watch the video HERE), a melting martian Prince come-on, Inji confounds and delights in equal measure and at every turn.

If it doesn’t conform it’s because it’s not supposed to.w

Inji is available on CD (WIGCD344), LP with download code (WIGLP344), Deluxe LP with download code (WIGLP344x) & Digital (WIG344D) now and includes the singles ‘Oino’, ‘Party Zute / Learning To Love’ and ‘Lady’s In Trouble With The Law’. Buy the album through Dom Mart HERE and through iTunes HERE.

Inji Tracklisting:

1.     Occasion

2.     Lady's In Trouble With The Law

3.     Gene Washes With New Arm

4.     Oino

5.     Party Zute / Learning To Love

6.     Lorry Park

7.     Night Train

8.     Fabby

9.     A Good Sign

10.  Mountain

 

LOU BARLOW ANNOUNCES NEW SOLO LP, BRACE THE WAVE, OUT SEPTEMBER 4TH - WATCH THE ALBUM TRAILER NOW

Lou Barlow | 22/07/15

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Lou Barlow has announced a new solo album, Brace the Wave, due out September 4th via Domino. His first solo release in six years, it comes as a follow-up to 2009's Goodnight Unknown and marks the third release under his own name. You can hear snippets of various album tracks -- along with commentary from Barlow himself -- in a new album trailer streaming below.

The album is currently available for pre-order via iTunes , with a special Dom Mart only version featuring an original Lou Barlow Polaroid "selfie" inserted into the artwork.

Barlow's extensive and celebrated discography includes releases from Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, Folk Implosion, and his first solo endeavour, Sentridoh. Most comfortable writing uncomfortable songs, Brace the Wave finds the songwriter exploring yet another transitional period in his life. Tracks like “Redeemed”," "Wave," and "Moving" employ his early methods of tuning his ukulele down low and writing during the recording process, while album tracks "Lazy" and "C&E" are traditional-style folk songs that he performed live in the studio. The album was recorded in about six days with Justin Pizzoferrato (who also worked on Dinosaur Jr.'s BeyondFarm, and I Bet on Sky) in Easthampton, MA, which Barlow now calls home after seventeen years in LA.



Currently on tour with Dinosaur Jr., Barlow will celebrate the release of Brace the Wave with a string of solo dates kicking off on September 8th in the US and arriving in the UK for a London show at Hoxton Bar And Grill on the 5th of October- see below for a full list of upcoming shows.

Tour Dates:
8/9: Boston, MA @ Great Scott
9/9: Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
10/9: Philadelphia, OA @ Johnny Brenda's
11/9: Washington, DC @ DC9
22/9: San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
23/9: San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brewing Co.
24/9: San Diego, CA @ Casbah
25/9: Pioneertown, CA @ Desert Stars
26/9: Costa Mesa, CA @ Wayfarer (early show)

30/9: Sugarfactory,  Amsterdam

1/10: Doornroosje - Nijmegen

2/10: Trix - Antwerp

4/10: Paris - FMR

5/10: London - Hoxton Bar + Kitchen


Brace the Wave Tracklist:
     
  1. Redeemed
        2. Nerve
        3. Moving
        4. Pulse
        5. Wave
        6. Lazy
        7. Boundaries
        8. C & E
        9. Repeat

 

THE BOHICAS ANNOUNCE ALBUM RELEASE LIVE DATES + FURTHER TOURING

The Bohicas | 21/07/15

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Following last week’s launch of their new single and video Swarm, The Bohicas today announce further live shows in celebration of the release of their debut album ‘The Making Of’ on Friday the 21st of August.  The band will be performing a number of instores* and a handful of special provincial headline shows around album release as follows:

Thursday 13th August               UK                   Banquet, New Slang, The Hippodrome Kingston*

Friday 14th August                    UK                   Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms

Saturday 15th August               UK                   Bedford, Esquires                                        

Sunday 16th August                  UK                   Brighton, Hope & Ruin

Monday 17th August                UK                   Guildford, Boileroom                                     

Monday 24th August                UK                   Rough Trade East*                                            

Tuesday 25th August                 UK                   Rough Trade Nottingham*                             

Wednesday 26th August           UK                   RISE Bristol*

The band have also added 2 Irish shows to their extensive tour in October – the band’s full touring schedule is now as follows:

Sunday 26th July                        Japan               Fuji Rock Festival

Friday 31st July                         UK                   Camp Bestival

Saturday 1st August                   UK                   Kendal Calling

Sunday 2nd August                     UK                   Y Not Festival

Thursday 13th August                        UK                   Banquet, New Slang, The Hippodrome Kingston*

Friday 14th August                 UK                   Milton Keynes, Craufurd Arms                  

Saturday 15th August                      UK                   Bedford, Esquires                                       

Sunday 16th August             UK                   Brighton, Hope & Ruin                                          

Monday 17th August            UK                   Guildford, Boileroom                                 

Saturday 22nd August                Netherlands      Lowlands Festival

Monday 24th August            UK                   Rough Trade East*                                            

Tuesday 25th August              UK                   Rough Trade Nottingham*                             

Wednesday 26th August                  UK                   RISE Bristol*

Thursday 27th August               UK                   Leeds Festival

Saturday 5th September                         UK                   Festival No. 6

Sunday 6th September               Jersey               Jersey Live Festival

Saturday 12th September           UK                   Bestival

Friday 2nd October                   UK                   Norwich, Arts Centre

Saturday 3rd October                 UK                   Birmingham, Institute

Sunday 4th October                   UK                   Manchester, Sound Control

Monday 5th October                 UK                   Sheffield, Leadmill

Wednesday 7th October                        UK                   Edinburgh, Electric Circus

Thursday 8th October               UK                   Liverpool, Loft Arts Club

Friday 9th October                    UK                   Leeds, Wardrobe

Sunday 11th October                 UK                   Oxford , Bullingdon

Monday 12th October               UK                   Leicester, Musician

Wednesday 14th October          UK                   Bristol, Thekla

Thursday 15th October                      IRELAND        Dublin, Academy 2

Friday 16th October               N. Ireland       Belfast, Voodoo

Sunday 18th October                 UK                   Southend, Chinnerys

Monday 19th October               UK                   London, Tufnell Park Dome

Wednesday 21st October                       France              Paris, Point Ephemere

Thursday 22nd October             Belgium            Brussels, Botanique

Friday 23rd October                  Spain                Madrid , Moby Dick

Saturday 24th October               Spain                Barcelona, Razzmatazz           

Thursday 29th October             Germany          Hamburg, Molotow Bar

Friday 30th October                  Germany          Berlin, Kantine am Berghain 

The Bohicas are rock and roll painted in vivid primary colours. Hi def, loud, fast and shiny. A barrage of killer hooks, razor blade riffs and choruses that slap you in the face, grab your hand and lead you onto the dance floor. All shot through with pulp imagery torn from the pages of a graphic novel. 

You can pre-order the band’s debut album ‘The Making Of’ now via Domino Mart and iTunes. See the band’s website for ticketing details - http://live.thebohicas.com. You can pre-order a signed copy of the album with your UK gig tickets as an optional extra - £8 for the CD or £18 for the deluxe LP (plus P&P).

 

MATTHEW E. WHITE FRESH BLOOD (NO SKIN VERSION) OUT FRIDAY JULY 24, WATCH NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘VISION’

Matthew E. White | 21/07/15

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Matthew E. White has shared a new music video for ‘Vision’ from his album Fresh Blood released earlier this year on Domino.  The groovy, horn-driven track gets a heartwarming film treatment from filmmaker Clara Aranovich  and features Edi Gathegi (Twilight, Justified, X-Men) and Caitlin Stasey (Reign, Please Like Me, Neighbours). Nowness, who co-produced the video, is streaming it on their site HERE.

Of the Vision music video, director Clara Aranovich says:

This track captivated me immediately upon first hearing it on an indie radio station in LA and I knew instantly I wanted to direct a music video for it. I’m generally more drawn towards narrative videos and had been doing some research into the life experiences of the visually impaired (believe it or not, it was not the title "Vision" that inspired the idea of exploring blindness but rather a coincidence). The song lends itself so beautifully to the growth and conclusion of a complete story that the writing process was breezy. And, as is the norm with me, what started as an intimate realistic story turned into something a bit absurd and surrealist and about so much more for me.”

The Richmond, Virginia-based singer, bandleader and modern soul visionary released his second album Fresh Blood to widespread acclaim earlier this year, earning accolades like “excellent” from NPR Music, “delightfully warm” (Spin), “hot-buttered gorgeousness” (The Evening Standard), and “a delicious second helping” (The Guardian). 

Matthew E. White will continue touring this summer in support of Fresh Blood.

Live dates are as follows:

29-07 Charlottesville, VA - The Southern

30-07 Knoxville, TN - Pilot Light

31-07 Nashville, TN- The Stone Fox

01-08 St.Louis, MO - The Luminary Centre For The Arts

02-08 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern

04-08 Pittsburgh, PA - Thunderbird Cafe

05-08 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle

06-08 Northampton, MA - Iron Horse Music Hall

07-08 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade

08-08 Washington DC - DC9

14-08 Malmo, Sweden – Malmofestivalen

20-8 Powys, UK – Green Man Festival

25-9 Cincinnati, OH – Midpoint Music Festival

25-10 London, UK – Barbican Centre (The Songs of Lee Hazlewood)

27-10 Aarhus, Denmark – VoxHall

28-10 Copenhagen, Denmark – VEGA

10-28 Copenhagen, Denmark – VEGA

 

DUCKTAILS STREAM NEW ALBUM ST. CATHERINE

Ducktails | 20/07/15

Image: Ducktails - St. Catherine artwork

Stream Matt Mondanile’s Ducktails new album St. Catherine now at Noisey HERE.


St. Catherine is the fifth full-length under his solo moniker, is a finely-honed collection of baroque pop songs that take the blissful, cascading melodic fretwork that Mondanile has made his signature with both Ducktails and his other band, Real Estate, and applies it to songs of considerable new emotional heft and dynamic range.

Mondanile partially wrote and recorded St. Catherine in bedrooms and studios predominantly in east LA and Glendale, but venturing as far as Berlin and New York. When Mondanile finally settled back in LA at the start of 2015, it was Rob Schnapf, co-producer of Elliott Smith’s classic albums XO and Either/Or, that he turned to in order to help put the finishing touches to St. Catherine.

The Julia Holter-featuring “Church” and “Heaven’s Room,” see Mondanile flex his muscles as a composer and arranger, introducing complex, interlocking vocal harmonies, gorgeously sweeping string parts (provided by Chris Votek and Andrew Tholl) and a host of off-kilter electronic elements into his sonic palate – channelling the likes of Broadcast, and Stereolab but with a younger, wide-eyed sensibility.

 

St. Catherine will be available on July 24th on CD, standard edition LP, and limited edition coloured vinyl LP, through the Domino Mart and digitally on iTunes here.

Watch the “Headbanging in the Mirror” video: http://smarturl.it/Headbanging

Listen to “Headbanging in the Mirror” here: http://smarturl.it/HeadbangingSC

Watch the “Surreal Exposure” video: http://smarturl.it/SurrealExposure

Listen to “Surreal Exposure” here:  http://smarturl.it/SurrealSC

Ducktails tour dates:

07-24 Los Angeles, CA – The Getty Center  ^
07-31 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle ^
08-01 Cleveland, OH - Euclid Tavern ^
08-02 Bloomington, IN - The Bishop ^
08-03 Chicago, IL - Schuba's ^
08-04 Ferndale, MI - The Loving Touch ^
08-05 Toronto, Ontario – Garrison ^
08-06 Montreal, Quebec - Casa del Popolo  ^
08-07 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom ^
08-09 Boston, MA - Great Scott ^

08-26 Davis, CA – Sophia’s Thai Kitchen *

08-28 Seattle, WA – Barboza *

08-29 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club *

08-30 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios *

09-01 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel *

09-02 Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place *

09-04 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo *

09-06 San Diego, CA – The Casbah *

^ with Itasca

* with Regal Degal

 

ELLLIOT SMITH'S SELF-TITLED SOPHOMORE ALBUM CELEBRATES 20 YEARS, EXCLUSIVE ALBUM BUNDLES ON SALE NOW

Elliott Smith | 20/07/15

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This July see’s the 20th anniversary of the now seminal, sophomore album by Elliott SmithTo celebrate, we are having a massive sale on all of Elliott Smith’s albums. Whether you are discovering Smith’s work or a long-term fan filling in gaps, this is a one off opportunity to pick up some serious bargains. All albums on sale on LP & CD and exclusive bundles available.

The self-titled, 10-track masterpiece went under the radar at the time of release, but has been retrospectively lauded by press and fans alike. Kicking off with; ‘Needle In The Hay’ – used in the Wes Anderson film ‘The Royal Tenenbaums’, this record is an extremely personal and intimate outing from the now legendary singer-songwriter.

The raw potential on display in Heatmiser (the group where Smith cut his musical teeth) and ‘Roman Candle’ (Smith’s debut solo record) reaches its full fruition on ‘Elliott Smith’. Baroque tinged melodies and dreamy chord progressions are the order of the day and we hear a very candid and emotionally charged Smith throughout.

'Needle In The Hay', taken from the his self-titled sophomore album, is streaming below with Roman Candle available from Dom Mart now HERE and From A Basement On The Hill available now HERE.

Available on LP & CD and exclusive bundles. 

 

THE BOHICAS SHARE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE 'SWARM', ANNOUNCE NEW LIVE DATES

The Bohicas | 14/07/15

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The Bohicas release Swarm, their razor-sharp new single, on Friday the 21st of August, alongside the release of their debut album, entitled ‘The Making Of’.  Watch the riotous Chris Turner-directed video for Swarm below. 

The Bohicas are rock and roll painted in vivid primary colours. Hi def, loud, fast and shiny. A barrage of killer hooks, razor blade riffs and choruses that slap you in the face, grab your hand and lead you onto the dance floor. All shot through with pulp imagery torn from the pages of a graphic novel.

You can pre-order the band’s debut album ‘The Making Of’ now via Domino Mart and iTunes.

The Bohicas are playing at the following festivals and venues this summer and autumn, including a headlining London show at The Tufnell Park Dome on Monday the 19th of October, see the band’s website for ticketing details - http://live.thebohicas.com. You can pre-order a signed copy of the album with your UK October gig tickets as an optional extra - £8 for the CD or £18 for the deluxe LP (plus P&P).

Friday 17th  July                      UK                  Truck Festival

Saturday 18th July                   Ireland             Longitude Festival

Sunday 19th July                     Belgium           Dour Festival

Sunday 26th July                     Japan               Fuji Rock Festival

Friday 31st July                       UK                  Camp Bestival

Saturday 1st August                 UK                  Kendal Calling

Sunday 2nd August                  UK                  Y Not Festival

Saturday 22nd August              Netherlands     Lowlands Festival

Thursday 27th August             UK                  Leeds Festival

Saturday 5th September           UK                  Festival No. 6

Sunday 6th September             Jersey              Jersey Live Festival

Saturday 12th September         UK                  Bestival

Friday 2nd October                  Norwich          Arts Centre

Saturday 3rd October              Birmingham     Institute

Sunday 4th October                 Manchester     Sound Control

Monday 5th October               Sheffield          Leadmill

Wednesday 7th October          Edinburgh        Electric Circus

Thursday 8th October             Liverpool        Loft Arts Club

Friday 9th October                  Leeds               Wardrobe

Sunday 11th October               Oxford             Bullingdon

Monday 12th October             Leicester          Musician

Wednesday 14th October        Bristol             Thekla

Sunday 18th October               Southend         Chinnerys

Monday 19th October            London           Tufnell Park Dome

Wednesday 21st October         Paris                Point Ephemere

Thursday 22nd October           Brussels          Botanique

Friday 23rd October                Madrid                        Moby Dick

Saturday 24th October             Barcelona        Razzmatazz   

Thursday 29th October           Hamburg         Molotow Bar

Friday 30th October                Berlin              Kantine am Berghain

 

JULIA HOLTER ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM "HAVE YOU IN MY WILDERNESS"; SHARES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘FEEL YOU’; ANNOUNCES TOUR DATES

Julia Holter | 09/07/15

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Have You In My Wilderness, released on 25th September 2015, is the fourth full length album by Los Angeles artist Julia Holter and her most intimate album yet. Recorded in her hometown over the last year and once again crafted with Grammy-winning producer and engineer Cole Greif-Neill, the album follows 2013's Loud City Song and two much-lauded previous titles - Ekstasis (2012) and Tragedy (2011). 

Album opener, ‘Feel You’, is the first single from Have You In My Wilderness, also released on 25th September 2015.  Watch the video below now.

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 ‘Feel You’. 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 the UK and Europe throughout October and November with a London show at Islington Assembly Hall on 12th November. Additional tour dates in the US, Asia and Australia will be announced soon. Live dates with ticket links are as follows:

27-Oct Ziegel Oh Lac Zurich SWISS

28-Oct Kammerspiele Theatre Munich GERMANY      

29-Oct Brotfabrik Frankfurt GERMANY      

30-Oct Uebel & Gefahrlich Hamburg GERMANY                              

01-Nov Tavastia Helsinki FINLAND        

02-Nov Etablissemanget Stockholm SWEDEN        

03-Nov Parktheatret Oslo NORWAY       

04-Nov Vega Copenhagen DENMARK      

05-Nov Berghain Berlin GERMANY                              

07-Nov November Music Den Bosch NETHERLANDS                                  

09-Nov Komedia Brighton UK      

10-Nov The Lantern @ Colston Hall Bristol UK      

11-Nov Glee Club Birmingham UK      

12-Nov Islington Assembly Hall London UK      

13-Nov The Hug and Pint Glasgow UK      

14-Nov Brudenell Social Club Leeds UK                              

16-Nov  New Morning Paris FRANCE          

17-Nov AB Club Brussels BELGIUM       

18-Nov Biekorf Brugge BELGIUM       

19-Nov Le Guess Who? Festival Utrecht NETHERLANDS           

 

FLYING SAUCER ATTACK STREAM NEW ALBUM INSTRUMENTALS 2015 IN FULL, RELEASED 17TH JULY ON DOMINO

Flying Saucer Attack | 09/07/15

Image: Flying Saucer Attack - Instrumentals 2015 artwork

Flying Saucer Attack release Instrumentals 2015, their first album in 15 years on Friday the 17th of July 2015. Stream the album in full worldwide now HERE via NPR.

Comprised of 15 fresh David Pearce solo performances recorded in characteristically lo-fi manner at home, using guitars only on tape and CD-R, Instrumentals 2015 is an album that will appeal both to FSA diehards and those wholly unfamiliar with the outfit’s recorded output. 

The 15 tracks on Instrumentals 2015 present an impressionistic narrative which transports the listener through the excoriating dronescapes and rueful introspection of the album’s early pieces to the more redemptive cadences of the its closing half. Given its sense of momentum, maintained through Pearce’s thoughtful sequencing, this is an album that should be experienced in its entirety, the better to appreciate its deliberate emotional arc. 

Instrumentals 2015 will be available on CD (WIG351), digitally (WIGD351)) and on double heavyweight vinyl, tip on sleeve with downloads (WIGLP351), featuring an etching by Rachel Coe, who was previously a member of Flying Saucer Attack and is currently in Movietone.  The cover artwork is by David’s sisters Erin and Tamsin.  You can pre-order Instrumentals 2015 from Dom Mart, iTunes and your local quality record store.

Domino will be issuing a vinyl repressing of classic Flying Saucer Attack albums in the future, news to follow shortly.

#fsa2015 

Everything Changes Everything

 

DUCKTAILS SHARES VIDEO FOR SINGLE ‘SURREAL EXPOSURE’ FEATURING MAC DEMARCO, NEW ALBUM ST. CATHERINE RELEASED 24TH JULY

Ducktails | 08/07/15

Image: Ducktails Surreal Exposure video

Matt Mondanile’s Ducktails has released the video for new single, ‘Surreal Exposure’ from forthcoming album St. Catherine, out July 24 on Domino. Watch the Richard Law-directed ‘Surreal Exposure’ video, which finds Mondanile and fellow musician Mac DeMarco spending a quality summer afternoon together by the beach in Far Rockaway, Queens - an apropos setting for the summery nature of the Ducktails album.

The video follows the release of ‘Headbanging In The Mirror’, the first track to be shared from the album; further affirming Mondanile’s melodic lilt is at its most honest and vibrant amongst the new material.

Watch the ‘Headbanging in the Mirror’ video HERE

Listen to ‘Headbanging in the Mirror’ HERE

Watch the ‘Surreal Exposure’ video HERE

Listen to ‘Surreal Exposure’ HERE

St. Catherine, his fifth full-length under his solo moniker, is a finely-honed collection of baroque pop songs that take the blissful, cascading melodic fretwork that Mondanile has made his signature with both Ducktails and his other band, Real Estate, and applies it to songs of considerable new emotional heft and dynamic range.

Ducktails also recently announced a summer headlining North American tour that begins later this month. Find all dates below.

Mondanile partially wrote and recorded St. Catherine in bedrooms and studios predominantly in east LA and Glendale, but venturing as far as Berlin and New York. When Mondanile finally settled back in LA at the start of 2015, it was Rob Schnapf, co-producer of Elliott Smith’s classic albums XO and Either/Or, that he turned to in order to help put the finishing touches to St. Catherine

The Julia Holter-featuring ‘Church’ and ‘Heaven’s Room’ see Mondanile flex his muscles as a composer and arranger, introducing complex, interlocking vocal harmonies, gorgeously sweeping string parts (provided by Chris Votek and Andrew Tholl) and a host of off-kilter electronic elements into his sonic palate – channelling the likes of Broadcast, and Stereolab but with a younger, wide-eyed sensibility. 

St. Catherine will be available on July 24th on CD, standard edition LP, and limited edition coloured vinyl LP, through the Domino Mart and digitally on iTunes here.

Ducktails tour dates:

07-24 Los Angeles, CA – The Getty Center  ^
07-31 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle ^
08-01 Cleveland, OH - Euclid Tavern ^
08-02 Bloomington, IN - The Bishop ^
08-03 Chicago, IL - Schuba's ^
08-04 Ferndale, MI - The Loving Touch ^
08-05 Toronto, Ontario – Garrison ^
08-06 Montreal, Quebec - Casa del Popolo  ^
08-07 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom ^
08-09 Boston, MA - Great Scott ^

08-26 Davis, CA – Sophia’s Thai Kitchen *

08-28 Seattle, WA – Barboza *

08-29 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club *

08-30 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios *

09-01 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel *

09-02 Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place *

09-04 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo *

09-06 San Diego, CA – The Casbah *

^ with Itasca

* with Regal Degal

Ducktails online:

Official site – http://www.ducktails.org

Twitter – http://twitter.com/mattmondanile

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ducktails/78029223987

 
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