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VILLAGERS SHARE BEHIND THE SCENES FOOTAGE FOR ‘HOT SCARY SUMMER’ FILMED LIVE AT RAK STUDIOS, LONDON

Villagers | 03/12/15

Image: Villagers Hot Scary Summer still

Where Have You Been All My Life?, released on 8th January 2016, is a collection of songs that distils five years and three albums of Villagers’ songwriting into one flowing narrative.

Recorded in one day at London’s RAK Studio with Richard Woodcraft (Radiohead, The Last Shadow Puppets) and Villagers live engineer Ber Quinn, the album is a re-imagining of older material seamlessly woven with present glories from Villagers’ most recent studio album, Darling Arithmetic.

Watch behind the scenes footage of the recording of the track ‘Hot Scary Summer’ HERE.

Released in April 2015, Conor O’Brien’s third album under the guise of Villagers was a more pared-back, intimate journey compared to the multi-faceted arrangements of Becoming A Jackal (2010) and {Awayland} (2013). This fresh approach was extended on subsequent Villagers tours, where old songs were reinvented to match the new. Then for one day in July 2015, 18 songs were quickly captured and 12 songs chosen for the final album, making it Villagers’ most intense, but satisfying, session to date. These recordings are all first or second takes, and the immediacy of the occasion was part of the magic that day, live and unadorned by overdubs or studio trickery.

The unique nature of these arrangements is due in no small part to the musicians in the room at the time of recording: Cormac Curran on grand piano and analogue synthesizer, Danny Snow on double bass, Mali Llywelyn on harp, mellotron and vocals, and Gwion Llewelyn on drums, flugelhorn and vocals. The result is a lush, harmony-laden and vibrant document of a time and a place.

Included in the album are new versions of ‘The Waves’ and ‘Memoir’ – a track written by O’Brien for Charlotte Gainsbourg’s 2011 album Stage Whisper.    Listen to ‘Memoir’ and ‘The Waves’ below.

‘Where Have You Been All My Life?’ will be available on LP (WIGLP368), CD (WIGCD368), Digital (WIG368D) and Deluxe LP (green coloured vinyl  with two bonus tracks on the download card, ‘Pieces’ & ‘No-one to Blame’). Pre-order the album from Dom Mart HERE and iTunes HERE.

The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Set the Tigers Free

2. Everything I Am is Yours

3. My Lighthouse

4. Courage

5. That Day

6. The Soul Serene

7. Memoir

8. Hot Scary Summer

9. The Waves

10. Darling Arithmetic

11. So Naive

12. Wichita Lineman

Villagers live dates:

13 December: Germany, Berlin - Stargaze Long Weekender

26 January: UK – Belfast - ‘Out to Lunch Festival' - The MAC Theatre

28 January: Ireland – Dublin - Vicar Street

29 January: Ireland – Galway - Black Box

1 February: UK - Newcastle - Gateshead – Sage 2

2 February: UK - Glasgow - Oran Mor Auditorium

3 February: UK – Leeds - Brudenell Social Club

5 February: UK - Manchester - Gorilla

6 February: UK - Sheffield - Leadmill

7 February: UK - Birmingham - Glee Club

8 February: UK - Oxford - Academy 2

10 February: UK – Bath - Komedia

11 February: UK – London - Shepherds Bush Empire

12 February: UK – Brighton - St Georges Church

13 February: UK - Ashford - St Mary's Church

15 February: Belgium – Brussels – Botanique Orangerie

16 February: Holland – Amsterdam - Paradiso Noord

18 February: Holland – Zwolle - Hedon

19 February: Germany – Dusseldorf - Zakk

20 February: Germany - Munich - Strom

22 February: Germany – Berlin - Postbahnhof

23 February: Germany – Frankfurt - Zoom

25 February: France – Paris - La Maroquinerie

26 February: France – Rouen - 106

27 February – France – St Malo – Route Du Rock Festival

28 February: France – Nantes - Stereolux

 

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'PAINTING WITH'; LISTEN TO "FLORIDADA"

Animal Collective | 30/11/15

Image: Animal Collective Painting With press photo

Animal Collective is pleased to announce the release of their eleventh full-length album, Painting Withreleased on February 19. Today, the band share first single ‘FloriDada.’ Listen to it below.

For fifteen years Animal Collective has been rewriting the musical map, their line-up and aesthetic shifting with each astonishing release as they continue their pursuit of a new psychedelia. Their wild path has taken them from cramped concrete basement shows and forest floor singalongs to immersive installations at the Guggenheim and performances to millions on national television. So where to from here?

Dizzyingly upbeat and gloriously realized, the new album bounces and pops with an urgent, ecstatic energy, propelled by polyrhythmic beats and gurgling modular synth, with Noah Lennox and Dave Portner’s vocals gleefully falling in and out of syncopation and off-kilter harmony. 

Working as a trio, Portner (Avey Tare), Lennox (Panda Bear) and Brian Weitz (Geologist) began trading demos in early 2015, pursuing a goal of what Portner calls “really short songs: no B.S, get in, get out material…” The three met in Asheville during that spring and began exploring the songs together. Recording took place in the legendary EastWest Studios in Hollywood, home to sessions by The Beach Boys and Marvin Gaye. The album features contributions from John Cale and Colin Stetson, and was engineered by Sonny DiPerri.

The result: Painting With. Warm and personal, kaleidoscopic and high definition, concerned with art (Cubism, Dadaism, and the distorted way those artists viewed the world) and the human experience, and the meeting of both - creating something elemental, joyous, and unmistakably Animal Collective. 

Painting With will be available in standard CD, LP, and a limited deluxe edition format. The album in CD and LP formats will be available in three different covers, featuring each Animal Collective member – Avey Tare, Geologist, and Panda Bear - as painted by Brian DeGraw and displayed below. The limited deluxe edition format exclusively available via the Animal Collective and Domino stores includes a choice of one of the three covers, 180 gram heavyweight vinyl, a zoetropic 12" turntable slipmat that animates when activated in part with a strobe light, and a bonus 7” featuring two exclusive non-album tracks mailed at a later date. All pre-orders, including from iTunes, come with an instant download of "FloriDada."



Top: Painting With three different covers by Brian DeGraw featuring from left to right: Avey Tare, Geologist and Panda Bear
Bottom: Painting With limited deluxe edition featuring a choice of album cover, a sticker sheet, bonus 7", and zoetropic turntable slipmat.

 

Animal Collective Painting With tracklisting
1. FloriDada
2. Hocus Pocus
3. Vertical
4. Lying In The Grass
5. The Burglars
6. Natural Selection
7. Bagels In Kiev
8. On Delay
9. Spilling Guts
10. Summing The Wretch
11. Golden Gal
12. Recycling

Animal Collective photo by Hisham Akira Bharoocha / Abby Portner and face & body painted by Matt Deifer.
Animal Collective website gifmelting effect by Chris Shier http://chz.bz.

 

DOMINO & RIBBON ARTISTS COLLABORATE WITH MIKKELLER TO CREATE THEIR OWN BEERS, ‘PASTELISM’ BY THE PASTELS AND ‘BLACK HOURS’ BY HAMILTON LEITHAUSER AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE NOW

Various Artists | 25/11/15

Image: Pastelism x Mikkeller

Hyper-creative, acclaimed ‘gypsy brewer’ Mikkeller has partnered with Domino & Ribbon Music artists to create a series of custom, limited edition brews, each lovingly and collaboratively flavored, designed, and produced over the course of the last 12 months.

The brews incorporate artists’ favorite flavor profiles, and each artist involved has worked with the Mikkeller brewing team and art director to make a recipe that represents their tastes – both aesthetically and fundamentally.

The first two brews made available for purchase come courtesy of Hamilton Leithauser and The Pastels.

Hamilton Leithauser, lead singer of The Walkmen, released his debut solo album Black Hours via Ribbon Music in June of last year.

Seminal Glaswegian band The Pastels released Slow Summits via Domino in 2013.

Beers created by White Lung and Real Estate will soon be available. Stay tuned for more in the series. 

The beer is available via Mikkeller’s regular distributors, on their website, and in their Mikkeller-owned bars. Some beers may also be made available in selected restaurants and bars globally.

Purchase ‘Pastelism’ here.

Purchase ‘Black Hours’ here.

Mikkeller is an award-winning microbrewery founded in Copenhagen in 2006, which has stockists in more than 40 countries worldwide. Their style of brewing is considered very unique - their experimentation with flavor and their sometimes very limited runs of product has earned them a cult following globally. Mikkeller is consistently ranked in the top 5 breweries in the world.

Read the VICE story on Mikkel Borg Bjergso - The Walter White of Beer.

Read the New York Times Magazine feature on Mikkeller. 


 

ALEX G SHARES VIDEO FOR BRITE BOY, ANNOUNCES RETURN TO THE UK FOR HEADLINE SHOWS AND DATES WITH BASEMENT, EXTENSIVE 2016 US TOUR WITH PORCHES AND YOUR FRIEND

Alex G | 20/11/15

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Brite Boy’ – a standout track from Alex G’s recently released album Beach Music – comes to animated life today with a video, which can be viewed below.

The clip, directed by Philadelphia-based artist and frequent Alex G collaborator Elliot Bech, features the same dog character that has been a mainstay of Alex’s shirt and poster designs over the years. The video will be accompanied by a ‘Brite Boy’ fanzine, which you’ll be able to pick up at any of Alex G’s dates next year.

Alex G will be heading out on tour in the New Year, embarking on a string of European dates, including UK shows supporting Basement, before comprehensively crisscrossing North America with fellow Domino artists Porches and Your Friend, both of whom recently announced new albums due out early next year.

All dates below will be on sale this coming Friday, November 20, with UK dates highlighted in bold.

ALEX G TOUR DATES

Mon Nov 23 || Brooklyn, NY || Babys All Right #

Thurs Jan 28 || Hamburg, Germany || Kleiner Donner

Fri Jan 29 || Amsterdam, Netherlands || Paradiso

Tues Feb 2 || Brighton, UK || Bleach

Wed Feb 3 || Cardiff, UK || Clwb Ifor Bach

Thurs Feb 4 || Sheffield, UK || Harley

Fri Feb 5 || Nottingham, UK || Bodega

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 *

Fri Feb 12 || London, UK || Shepherd's Bush Empire *

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 ^

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 Wild Nothing

* with Basement

^ with Porches and Your Friend

Beach Music is available to purchase now via the Dom Mart on LP, CD, and digital download.

Get Beach Music here: Dom Mart / Bandcamp / iTunes

 

PORCHES ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM POOL, SHARES VIDEO FOR HOUR, ANNOUNCES 2016 CO-HEADLINE TOUR WITH ALEX G

Porches | 19/11/15

Image: Porches - press shot photo credit Paley Fairman

Porches, the recording project of New York-based Aaron Maine, today announces the new album, Pool, set for release on February 5, 2016, via Domino. Written and recorded in his Manhattan apartment, Pool is an elegantly drawn set of gorgeous, synth-driven pop songs, expanding on and re-articulating the melancholy we’ve come to know from previous single releases on Terrible (2014’s Prism), Birdtapes (2013’s Townie Blunt Guts) and Seagreen (2014’s Leather), and a full length on Exploding in Sound (2013’s Slow Dance In The Cosmos).

Additionally, Porches today shares a video for the current single ‘Hour’, which was released digitally on October 8. Directed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz (Blood Orange, Danny Brown, St. Vincent, Petite Noir), the video stars Maine and Kline as star-crossed lovers on a night excursion. Watch the video now below.

Says Del Rio Ortiz of the clip:

"I wanted to create a simple but hallucinogenic montage dealing with a love affair that no longer exists but would never vanish. On the surface we see a young couple driving around the city and sneaking into a swimming pool. However we also see nostalgic imagery that creates a feeling of loss and illustrates a severed relationship."

Pool is Porches’ 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 the Manhattan apartment he shares with his partner and collaborator, Greta Kline a.k.a Frankie Cosmos, 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. “I’m feeling like I’m in a more permanent situation than I’ve been in before,” he says. “There is something special about recording at home. It’s why it sounds the way it does. Being able to obsess over it on your own time and being in your own little cube knowing you’re surrounded by the city, being able to go so deep into it and to spend hours building it, loving it: all of that allowed me to reflect and focus on things a little closer.”

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

Pre-order: Dom Mart / iTunes 

POOL TRACKLISTING

01. Underwater

02. Braid

03. Be Apart

04. Mood

05. Hour

06. Even The Shadow

07. Pool

08. Glow

09. Car

10. Shaver

11. Shape

12. Security

Porches will be taking off on an extensive 2016 North American tour in support of Pool, starting March 9 in Washington, DC. The tour is a co-headline with label-mate Alex G, and will feature Your Friend, another fellow Domino artist, on support for all dates. Tickets to all shows will be on sale tomorrow, Friday November 20 with further international live dates to be announced soon.

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 || 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 || 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

 

JULIA HOLTER SHARES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE SILHOUETTE, ANNOUNCES NEW UK AND EUROPEAN LIVE DATES

Julia Holter | 18/11/15

Image: Julia Holter - Silhouette video still

Following the release of her richly acclaimed new album Have You In My Wilderness, Julia Holter is sharing the video for the album’s latest single, Silhouette, directed by Rick Bahto. Watch the video now below.

Alongside the video, Holter has announced a new run of UK live dates for 2016 including London’s Oval Space on 15th February, which follows a lauded sold out performance at Islington Assembly Hall earlier this month. All forthcoming live dates are listed below with all UK and European dates highlighted in bold. Tickets for all 2016 dates go on sale at 10am GMT Thursday 19th November.

18-Nov  Biekorf  Brugge  BELGIUM       

19-Nov  Le Guess Who? Festival  Utrecht  NETHERLANDS

23-Nov  Hostess Club Weekender  Tokyo  JAPAN

24-Nov  Metro  Kyoto  JAPAN

25-Nov  Conpass  Osaka  JAPAN

26-Nov  WWW  Tokyo  JAPAN

28-Nov  Clockenflap Festival  Hong Kong  HONG KONG

29-Nov  Neon Lights Festival  Singapore  SINGAPORE

01-Dec  V Hall  Seoul  SOUTH KOREA

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

13-Dec  Disconnect Festival  Perth  AUSTRALIA

28-Jan  Irenic  San Diego, CA  USA

30-Jan  Teragram Ballroom  Los Angeles, CA  USA

31-Jan  The Chapel  San Francisco, CA  USA

02-Feb  Holocene  Portland, OR  USA

03-Feb  Columbia City Theater  Seattle, WA  USA

04-Feb  The Cobalt  Vancouver, BC  CANADA

08-Feb  New Morning  Paris  FRANCE

11-Feb  Engine Rooms  Southampton  UK

12-Feb  From Now On Festival  Cardiff  UK

15-Feb  Oval Space  London  UK

16-Feb  Gorilla  Manchester  UK

17-Feb  Button Factory  Dublin  IRELAND

19-Feb  SWG3 Studio Warehouse  Glasgow  UK

20-Feb  Summerhall Arts Venue  Edinburgh  UK

23-Feb  Bowery Ballroom  New York, NY  USA

26-Feb  Johnny Brenda’s  Philadelphia, PA  USA     

Have You In My Wilderness is available on CD (WIGCD341), digital (WIG341D) and LP (WIGLP341). The album includes the singles ‘Feel You’ (watch the video HERE) and ‘Silhouette’ (watch the video HERE) as well as previously released tracks ‘Sea Calls Me Home’ (watch the video HERE) and ‘Betsy On The Roof’ (listen to the official audio HERE).

Buy 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
 

YOUR FRIEND ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM 'GUMPTION', OUT JANUARY 29TH, SHARES NEW TRACK HEATHERING

Your Friend | 12/11/15

Image: Your Friend launch shot

Taryn Miller, aka Your Friend, is today pleased to share the first taste of new music since last year’s debut EP, in the form of new song ‘Heathering’.

The brooding, elegantly haunted track marks a new chapter in Miller’s career – one that will be fully revealed with the release of her debut full-length, titled Gumption, on January 29th, 2016 via Domino.

 

The release of ‘Heathering’ comes just ahead of Miller’s participation in the Red Bull Music Academy in Paris, during which she will participate in the Cosmorama event, to be held next Tuesday, November 17th, alongside like-minded artists sitting at the musical intersection of lush electronica and indie-inflected pop music.

Since the release of her debut self-recorded EP, Jekyll/Hyde, in early 2014, Taryn Miller has experienced many firsts as an artist – her first tour (with Courtney Barnett), her first SXSW (in 2014, in support of the EP release), and her first time working in a proper studio with a producer. And now, the 24-year-old who resides in Lawrence, Kansas and makes music under the moniker Your Friend, begins the process of another first – the release of her debut full length album, Gumption.

Miller began writing the songs that would become Gumption at her studio space and apartment in Lawrence, Kansas after returning from touring in mid-2014. As a part of the album’s process, Miller acquired a field recorder that she used to explore sound from a familiar place. She took it to her family farm in Dexter, KS and drove around, dipping her senses into childhood nostalgia.

From there, she started recording with producer Nicolas Vernhes (The War on Drugs, Deerhunter) at the Rare Book Room in Brooklyn, which helped Your Friend fulfill a penchant for drones, loops and found sounds. “I paid attention to textures,” Miller says. “I was trying to remove myself from an approach that I had followed before, but still wanted to bring in that melodic element that is most inherent to me, and marry it with a more sonically meditative landscape.”

Gumption deals with the dualities and nuances of human interaction, and questions how much we, as individuals, are responsible for in the ways we are perceived. It’s a record of courage, as its title suggests - of having the willingness to make necessary shifts, and to have a sense of self-awareness that ultimately leads to growth.

 

Gumption will be available on CD and standard LP via the Domino Mart. Pre-order the album from the Domino Mart HERE or iTunes HERE and receive an instant download of ‘Heathering’. The standard LP comes in a single jacket with a printed inner sleeve and is accompanied by a MP3 download card.

Preorder: Dom Mart / iTunes

GUMPTION TRACKLIST:

1. Heathering

2. Come Back From It

3. To Live With

4. Desired Things

5. Nothing Moved

6. Gumption

7. I Turned In

8. Who Will I Be In the Morning?

Your Friend has a handful of European dates on the horizon, and will be on tour in the US in early 2016. Stay tuned for all news and updates via the new Your Friend website HERE.

Your Friend Tour Dates

Sat Nov 28 || Espace B || Paris, France

Tues Dec 1 || Lock Tavern || London, UK

Thurs Dec 3 || St John Bethnal Green Church || London, UK (w/ Christopher Owen)

Fri Dec 4 || De Nieuwe Anite || Amsterdam, Netherlands (w/ Slim Twig)

 

YORKSTON/THORNE/KHAN ANNOUNCE NEW COLLABORATIVE ALBUM EVERYTHING SACRED

Yorkston/Thorne/Khan | 03/11/15

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Yorkston/Thorne/Khan release their collaborative debut album ‘Everything Sacred’ on Friday the 15th of January 2016.  Listen to their cover of Ivor Cutler’s ‘Little Black Buzzer’ featuring the trio joined by the superb and distinctive young Irish singer Lisa O’Neill below.

Yorkston/Thorne/Khan are an experimental group that includes James Yorkston, one of the most “influential singer/songwriters on the Scottish folk scene”, Suhail Yusuf Khan, award winning sarangi player and classical singer from New Delhi and Jon Thorne, best known as jazz double bass player with electro outfit Lamb. 

This is Scottish-Irish-Indian-English music in the raw, Yorkston's familiar steel guitar strings pulled, pushed and bent into more unfamiliar acoustic drones, the bass dropping anchors through the floor. Rather than world music per se, this sounds more idiosyncratic, a temporary structure bivouacking by the side of the indie-folk, art music tradition, while its widening horizons extend back to the Sixties heyday of the Incredible String Band, and forward to this singular album's satellite orbit over the folk music, Indian classical and indie music of today – all these musical ley lines threaded into a new kind of eclectic, domestic setting.

“Playing together as Yorkston / Thorne / Khan, we tackle a wide array of different sounds and songs. Alongside pieces of our own, there’s a fair chunk of improvisation, plus covers of Ivor Cutler’s ‘Little Black Buzzer’ and Lal Waterson’s ‘Song For Thirza’. Jon’s jazz back-ground definitely comes to the fore, as does Suhail’s devotional singing and outstanding sarangi playing. I just do my best to keep up…” – James Yorkston

 ‘Everything Sacred’ will be available on CD (WIGCD367), Standard LP (WIGLP367), Deluxe LP (WIGLP367X) and digitally.  The Deluxe LP features a die cut sleeve with a bonus 7” featuring exclusive tracks ‘Peggio’ and ‘The Blues You Sang’ with download card.  You can pre-order the album  via Dom Mart HERE and iTunes HERE.

The band will be performing the following shows in 2016 - more to follow soon:

Jan 18th - Anstruther Dreel Halls

Jan 19th - Glasgow Celtic Connections

28th Feb - Komedia, Bath

You can also find details of James Yorkston’s forthcoming solo shows HERE.

Tracklisting:

 

Knochentanz

Little Black Buzzer

Song for Thirza

Vachaspati/Kaavya

Everything Sacred

Sufi Song

Broken Wave

Blues Jumped the Goose

 

MARTIN COURTNEY COVERS PAVEMENT’S ‘MAJOR LEAGUES’ FOR SIRIUS XMU, DEBUT ALBUM 'MANY MOONS' OUT NOW

Martin Courtney | 03/11/15

Image: Martin Courtney by Shawn Brackbill

Many Moons, the debut solo album from Martin Courtney, is out now on Domino. The bright, lush, 10-song collection of soft psychedelia, which was previewed during a string of CMJ shows earlier this month, further cements the Real Estate frontman’s talent for writing deceptively affecting songs – jangly, melancholic jams touching on themes of past and present, loss and love, home and the heart.

Stream Many Moons here.

Today, Courtney is sharing a cover of Pavement’s ‘Major Leagues’. Recorded as part of a Sirius XMU session, the video can be viewed now below.

Courtney also recorded a live session for KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, which will air November 19th. In advance of that date, you can watch the performance of single ‘Airport Bar’ HERE.

Martin Courtney will follow his successful run of CMJ shows from last month- which included a performance at the Fader Fort, a Brooklyn Vegan showcase at Baby’s All Right, a WFUV showcase at Rockwood Music Hall, and a KEXP “Live From The Cutting Room session”- with a show at new Brooklyn venue National Sawdust on November 20th, and a short West Coast run in January 2016.

Martin Courtney Tour Dates

Friday Nov 20 || National Sawdust || Brooklyn, NY || TIX

Monday Jan 18 || The Echo || Los Angeles, CA || TIX

Tuesday Jan 19 || The Casbah || San Diego, CA || TIX

Wednesday Jan 20 || The Chapel || San Francisco, CA || TIX

Watch the Rob Hatch-Miller and Puloma Basu-directed video for 'Northern Highway' HERE.

Stream ‘Vestiges’ HERE.

Watch a performance of ‘Northern Highway’ live from WFUV’s CMJ showcase HERE.

Many Moons works as a remarkably cohesive album, meandering its way across themes of past and present to a state of aching clarity that's modest, but no less genuine for it.”- PITCHFORK

“Lush, but with space to breath”- THE GUARDIAN

“A shimmering slice of sun-streaked pop” DROWNED IN SOUND

Many Moons is available on CD, standard and limited edition LP on Domino. The limited edition LP (of 500) contains an alternate cover with an embossed jacket, featuring an artist logo designed by Robert Beatty and coke-bottle clear colored vinyl.

Order now via: Dom Mart / iTunes

 

BOB MOSES SHARE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR "TEARING ME UP"

Bob Moses | 29/10/15

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Today, the unstoppable electronic-pop duo Bob Moses premiered the official video for their wildly popular and infectious new track “Tearing Me Up.” The track – taken from their critically acclaimed debut album Days Gone By (out now on Domino) – has garnered more than half a million plays on Soundcloud alone, reaching the #1 position on Hype Machine three times in the space of just a few weeks, and continues to receive praise from fans and critics since its worldwide debut on World First by Zane Lowe on Apple Beats1.

The video was directed by Zack Spiger, was shot in Paris, and can be watched below.

Buy the track via iTunes HERE

Stream the track HERE.

This summer and autumn, Bob Moses (a.k.a Jimmy Vallance and Tom Howie) have been trotting the globe, headlining sold out shows across North America, Europe and the UK – the band are returning to London to headline at Village Underground on the 26th of November.

Their debut album Days Gone By has won critics across the board with Billboard Magazine noting them as having the “authenticity to appease genre purists, yet the lyrical depth to attract non-electronic fans,” Entertainment Weekly praised the duo for serving up “one of the year’s most chilled-out, enveloping electro-pop albums” whilst industry critic Bob Lefsetz announced in his newsletter that they reminded him of “The Beatles testing the limits in 1966.”

Days Gone By is available in stores nationwide and on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon and all other digital platforms now.

Be sure to catch Bob Moses on one of their forthcoming dates.

29/10- Aisle 5- Atlanta, GA

30/10- Warehouse- Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

31/10 - The Garrett- Miami, FL

20/11 – Lux, Lisbon

21/11 – Indigo, Istanbul

25/11 – IPSE, Berlin

26/11 – Village Underground, London

27/11 – Pratersauna, Austria

28/11 – Badaboum, Paris

2/12 – Paradiso Grote Zaal, Amsterdam

4/12 – AB, Brussels


Tickets are available for purchase via:
www.bobmosesmusic.com

 

BILL RYDER-JONES STREAMS NEW ALBUM ‘WEST KIRBY COUNTY PRIMARY’, SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR CATHARINE AND HUSKISSON

Bill Ryder-Jones | 29/10/15

Image: Bill Ryder Jones credit Rachel King

Bill Ryder-Jones is streaming acclaimed new album West Kirby County Primary in full ahead of its release on 6th November. Listen now via NPR First Listen.

 

Alongside the album stream, a new video for album track ‘Catharine and Huskisson’, directed by James Slater, is streaming now – watch the video below. The new video follows Slater’s videos for the albums lead single ‘Two To Birkenhead’ (watch HERE) and ‘Satellites’ (watch HERE).

 

 


West Kirby County Primary, the third full-length album from multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer, Bill Ryder-Jones, is the follow-up to A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart and 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.

 

Bill Ryder-Jones will be performing live throughout the UK in November with a sold out date at The Lexington in London on 11th November. New UK live dates have been announced for March including Scala in London on 3rd March 2016. on Full dates with ticket links are as follows with headline dates in bold:

29th October – London – Heaven *

1st November – Amsterdam – London Calling

7th November - Glasgow - Hug and Pint

8th November – Edinburgh – Mash House

9th November - Newcastle - Cluny 2

11th November - London - Lexington [SOLD OUT]

13th November - Manchester - Gullivers [SOLD OUT]

14th November - Liverpool - District

26th November – Nottingham – Bodega Social

 

3rd December – Bristol - Louisiana

4th December – Birmingham - Rainbow

9th December – Ramsgate – Ramsgate Music Hall

10th December – Paris – Winter Camp Festival

12th December – Lille – Winter Camp Festival

31st January – San Sebastian – Music Box Festibala

3rd March – London - Scala

4th March – Manchester - Deaf Institute

* 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
 

THE BOHICAS LAUNCH VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘THE MAKING OF’, DEBUT ALBUM OUT NOW

The Bohicas | 27/10/15

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The Bohicas have launched the action packed video for their new single ‘The Making Of’ – watch the video below.  Directed by Ozzie Pullin, the video features lead singer Dominic McGuinness dealing with a personal struggle of a very unique kind.

Pullin conceived the idea and worked with the band on how to pull it all together, enlisting McGuinness as the main protagonist.  

"For me the concept is all about the battle we have with each other as individuals and I wanted to explore this idea in a kind of purgatory way, in that it's never ending. It's something we have to deal with through our lives. So when the band were keen on the concept, I knew we could make something special that we all were happy with. I couldn't have asked for more from the guys, they absolutely killed it, that completely shows in the final product", says director Pullin.  

McGuinness’ acting debut made for epic behind the scenes viewing: “I basically got the crap kicked out of me by the stunt double all day as my bandmates watched on in hysterics. Luckily, it looks like I’m throwing all the punches in the final video so we did what we set out to do!”

It’s been a busy time for the band; recently nominated for Best New Act at the Q Awards, they are currently on the last leg of their UK and Europe headline tour. The band will also be heading back to Japan in November where they will play the Hostess Weekender in Tokyo and Osaka alongside the likes of Bloc Party, Mystery Jets and Daughter.

Remaining 2015 dates:

Tuesday 27th October                     Netherlands                       Paradiso, Amsterdam   

Thursday 29th October                   Germany                             Molotow Bar, Hamburg

Friday 30th October                          Germany                             Kantine am Berghain, Berlin

Monday 23rd November               Japan                                    Hostess Weekender for Tokyo

Tuesday 24th November                Japan                                    Hostess Weekender for Osaka

Saturday 28th November               UK                                          Mutations Festival, Brighton

Saturday 28th November               UK                                          Tricky Disco Club Night, Kasbah, Coventry

Sunday 29th November                  UK                                          Bodega, Nottingham

Tuesday 1st December                   UK                                          Adelphi, Hull

Wednesday 2nd December           UK                                          The Square, Harlow

Friday 4th December                       UK                                          Roadmender, Northampton

Saturday 5th December                  UK                                          Talking Heads, Southampton

Sunday 6th December                     UK                                          The Horn, St Albans

Monday 7th December                   UK                                          Sub89, Reading

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.

The Bohicas debut album ‘The Making Of’ is out now. Buy it now via Domino Mart and iTunes.

For tickets please head to live.thebohicas.com

 

BLOOD ORANGE RELEASES NEW SONG 'SANDRA'S SMILE'; ANNOUNCES SHOW AT HARLEM'S APOLLO THEATER

Blood Orange | 27/10/15

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Blood Orange – aka Devonté Hynes – today releases a new song, titled ‘Sandra’s Smile’, accompanied by a video shot last week in New York. Directed and edited by Hynes himself, and featuring cameos from Junglepussy, Ian Isiah, and Waffle Crew, the ‘Sandra’s Smile’ video can be seen below.

Blood Orange will perform his first U.S. show of 2015 on December 12, 2015 when he returns to the stage at Harlem’s World Famous Apollo Theater in NYC alongside a cast of friends and collaborators.

The show at Harlem’s World Famous Apollo Theater will feature not only music from Hynes’ critically acclaimed first two albums under the Blood Orange moniker, but will also include the live debut of brand new Blood Orange material.

All proceeds from the show will benefit the Opus 118 Harlem School of Music, a program that transforms the lives of their students and families through access to quality music education both in-school and after-school.

Says Hynes, “Playing music saved my life; if it wasn't for the chance to play cello or piano when I was a kid growing up in Essex, I shudder to think where I'd be right now. At this point in my life, all that matters to me is giving back to communities and making people happy, so I have decided to put on a fun night of performances at the legendary Apollo Theatre in Harlem that is hopefully affordable to all, with all proceeds going to the Opus 118 Harlem School of Music.  New York City, let's have some fun!"

Get tickets to the show HERE. 

 

HOT CHIP ANNOUNCE ‘DANCING IN THE DARK’ EP, TO BE RELEASED ON 23RD OCTOBER

Hot Chip | 19/10/15

Image: Hot Chip Remix Package Shot - Credit Steve Gullick

Hot Chip are to release a brand new four track EP entitled ‘Dancing In the Dark’, on 23rd October 2015. The EP opens up with the band’s epic seven minute version of the Springsteen classic, which they performed live during their triumphant headline sets at Glastonbury, Green Man and other festivals over the summer. The EP also features a reworking of ‘Cry For You’ taken from their critically acclaimed recent album, Why Make Sense?.  Both tracks were recorded by the seven piece live band, which includes drummer Sarah Jones and multi-instrumentalist Rob Smoughton, at the legendary RAK Studios in London, and mixed by David Wrench.  Also included on the EP are remixes of their single, ‘Huarache Lights’, by Soulwax and  A/JUS/TED. Listen to the Soulwax remix of ‘Huarache Lights’ which was premiered on Beats 1, HERE.

 

Today the band share the video for the full length version of ‘Dancing In the Dark’, directed by Kieran Evans.   The live footage was recorded this summer on Super 8 at Webster Hall in New York City and features a cameo from David Byrne and Sinkane who joined Hot Chip onstage for this song.

Why Make Sense? (Definitive Edition) featuring the original album, the ‘Separate’ EP from the deluxe release augmented by the brand new ‘Dancing In the Dark’ EP will also be available on 23rd September

Dancing In The Dark EP (RUG714D) is available to pre-order HERE. The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Dancing In The Dark

2. Cry For You (RAK version)

3. Huarache Lights (Soulwax remix)

4. Huarache Lights (A/JUS/TED remix)

Why Make Sense? (Definitive Edition) is available to pre-order HERE. The tracklisting is as follows:

Why Make Sense? :

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:

1. Burning Up

2. Separate

3. Move With Me

4. Re-harmonize

Dancing In The Dark EP:

1. Dancing In The Dark

2. Cry For You (RAK version)

3. Huarache Lights (Soulwax remix)

4. Huarache Lights (A/JUS/TED remix)

Following tours in the UK, Europe and USA as well as a multitude of summer festivals, Hot Chip are currently on their second ‘Why Make Sense?’ UK tour with two sold out shows at London’s Brixton Academy this week on the 22nd and 23rd October. The band have also announced a headline appearance at Dreamland ‘By The Sea’ in Margate on 13th November as well as further dates across Europe in November. Live dates are as follows with UK and Irish dates in bold. Tickets are available HERE.

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  (SOLD OUT)

Thu 29 Oct – USA, Oakland, CA, Fox Theatre

Fri 6 Nov – Ire, Belfast, Limelight 1

Sat 7 Nov – Ire, Dublin, Metropolis Festival

Sun 8 Nov – Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland Airwaves

Fri 13 Nov – UK, Margate, Dreamland ‘By The Sea’

Mon 16 Nov – NL, Amsterdam, Paradiso

Tue 17 Nov – Belgium, Antwerp, Trix

Wed 18 Nov – France, Paris, Casino de Paris

Thu 19 Nov – France, Reims, La Cartonnerie

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

Sat 23 Jan – Australia, Melbourne, Sugar Mountain Festival

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? comes in one of 501 different colours making every cover unique. View the artwork, designed by Nick Relph,HERE (GIFs available here:small |large).

Watch the videos for Huarache Lights (HERE), Need You Now (HERE) and Started Right HERE.

 

VILLAGERS ANNOUNCE ‘WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?’ FOR 8TH JANUARY PLUS UK TOUR

Villagers | 19/10/15

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Where Have You Been All My Life?, released on 8th January 2016, is a collection of songs that distils five years and three albums of Villagers’ songwriting into one flowing narrative.

Recorded in one day at London’s RAK Studio with Richard Woodcraft (Radiohead, The Last Shadow Puppets) and Villagers live engineer Ber Quinn, the album is a re-imagining of older material seamlessly woven with present glories from Villagers’ most recent studio album, Darling Arithmetic.

Released in April 2015, Conor O’Brien’s third album under the guise of Villagers was a more pared-back, intimate journey compared to the multi-faceted arrangements of Becoming A Jackal (2010) and {Awayland} (2013). This fresh approach was extended on subsequent Villagers tours, where old songs were reinvented to match the new. Then for one day in July 2015, 18 songs were quickly captured and 12 songs chosen for the final album, making it Villagers’ most intense, but satisfying, session to date. These recordings are all first or second takes, and the immediacy of the occasion was part of the magic that day, live and unadorned by overdubs or studio trickery.

The unique nature of these arrangements is due in no small part to the musicians in the room at the time of recording: Cormac Curran on grand piano and analogue synthesizer, Danny Snow on double bass, Mali Llywelyn on harp, mellotron and vocals, and Gwion Llewelyn on drums, flugelhorn and vocals. The result is a lush, harmony-laden and vibrant document of a time and a place.

Included in the album is a new recording of ‘Memoir’, which O’Brien wrote for Charlotte Gainsbourg; it can be found on her 2011 album Stage Whisper, but has never before been recorded as a live cut by Villagers until now.

 

‘Where Have You Been All My Life?’ will be available on LP (WIGLP368), CD (WIGCD368), Digital (WIG368D) and Deluxe LP (green coloured vinyl  with two bonus tracks on the download card, ‘Pieces’ & ‘No-one to Blame’). Pre-order the album from Dom Mart HERE and iTunes HERE.

The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Set the Tigers Free

2. Everything I Am is Yours

3. My Lighthouse

4. Courage

5. That Day

6. The Soul Serene

7. Memoir

8. Hot Scary Summer

9. The Waves

10. Darling Arithmetic

11. So Naive

12. Wichita Lineman

Fresh off the back of North American tour dates as special guest to Paul Weller and John Grant, today Villagers announce an extensive UK and European tour for January and February 2016, including shows at Vicar Street in Dublin on 28th January and at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on February 11th.  Tickets for these shows will go on general sale Friday 23 October.

 

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.  More info is available HERE.

Full live dates are below, with UK & Irish shows in bold. All tickets are available via Villagers official website HERE. Ticket and album bundles also available HERE.


In Dreams: David Lynch Revisited:

18 November: Ireland – Dublin - NATIONAL CONCERT HALL,

19 November: UK: Bristol - COLSTON HALL

21 November: France, Paris - PHILHARMONIE

22 November: France, Paris: PHILHARMONIE

23 November: France, Nantes: CITE DES CONGRES


Villagers live dates:

31 October:  Spain - Bilbao - Bime Festival

27 November:  Portugal - Lisbon - Mexe Festival

28 November: Austria – Vienna - Bluebird Festival

13 December: Germany, Berlin - Stargaze Long Weekender

 

26 January: UK – Belfast - ‘Out to Lunch Festival' - The MAC Theatre

28 January: Ireland – Dublin - Vicar Street

29 January: Ireland – Galway - Black Box

30 January: Ireland – Cork - Savoy

1 February: UK - Newcastle - Gateshead – Sage 2

2 February: UK - Glasgow - Oran Mor Auditorium

3 February: UK – Leeds - Brudenell Social Club

5 February: UK - Manchester - Gorilla

6 February: UK - Sheffield - Leadmill

7 February: UK - Birmingham - Glee Club

8 February: UK - Oxford - Academy 2

10 February: UK – Bath - Komedia

11 February: UK – London - Shepherds Bush Empire

12 February: UK – Brighton - St Georges Church

13 February: UK - Ashford - St Mary's Church

15 February: Belgium – Brussels – Botanique Orangerie

16 February: Holland – Amsterdam - Paradiso Noord

18 February: Holland – Zwolle - Hedon

19 February: Germany – Dusseldorf - Zakk

20 February: Germany - Munich - Strom

22 February: Germany – Berlin - Postbahnhof

23 February: Germany – Frankfurt - Zoom

25 February: France – Paris - La Maroquinerie

26 February: France – Rouen - 106

28 February: France – Nantes - Stereolux

 

THE PASTELS ANNOUNCE TWO VERY SPECIAL SHOWS

15/10/15

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The Pastels have shared details of two extremely special forthcoming shows.  

The first of these shows will be at the CCA in Glasgow on Saturday October 24, they will play as part of a two-day event which they helped put together in collaboration with Monorail Music and Night School Records.  They headline the Saturday night which also features Birdie (Paul Kelly, Debsey Wykes and friends), Spinning Coin (forthcoming Geographic single) and Normal Love (Roxanne Clifford from Veronica Falls' new project).  

http://www.cca-glasgow.com/programme/55e073a3a0e22f6d2c000002     

On Friday November 6 they play Oval Space, London with their friends, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart.

http://www.ovalspace.co.uk/events/view/son-estrella-gali-ia-presents-the-pains-of-being-pure-at-heart-the-pastels/

 

FFS REVEAL VIDEO TO ‘CALL GIRL’

FFS | 15/10/15

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To round off a hugely successful 2015, FFS have unveiled the video to Call Girl, a track from their recently released much-acclaimed self-titled album.

 

The video was directed by Sasha Rainbow (www.sasharainbow.com).

 

Call Girl was recorded at London’s RAK Studios in London with Grammy-award winning producer John Congleton (St Vincent, David Byrne, Anna Calvi).

 


Currently rounding off a US tour, the last few months have seen the band play festivals and sold-out shows across Europe including a stunning performance headlining the John Peel stage at Glastonbury and two sold out London shows at The Troxy and The Forum.

 

Finally, the band have just appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden in the U.S. where they performed Police Encounters.

 

Watch the performance and interview here:

 

CASS MCCOMBS TO RELEASE A FOLK SET APART: RARITIES, B-SIDES & SPACE JUNK, OUT DECEMBER 11TH

Cass McCombs | 13/10/15

Image: Cass McCombs photo credit Pony Cassels

December 11th marks the release of A Folk Set Apart: Rarities, B-Sides & Space Junk, Etc., an alternate retelling of the last decade in the life of extraordinary songwriter Cass McCombs.

Comprising songs from 2003-2014, the album showcases McCombs’ thematic and emotional diversity. A black mirror to his catalogue, there are varying moments of reflection, madness, and dark humor. Also of politics - “Bradley Manning,” which debuted on Democracy Now, is a modern folk ballad of the convicted Army whistleblower, and directly quotes Manning’s own Facebook posts. McCombs has a unique ability to stitch together ancient techniques with our current primitive mind.

For all their differences, this collection of songs reveals the artist as navigator of avoidance. They have been unearthed from the so-called underground - culled from the various limited, rare sources from which they were initially released on different independent labels on both sides of the pond, now compiled by Domino. For the past decade, most of these have been next to impossible to find, and for the first time are now readily available. Many were first unveiled as split 7”s, only sold at shows, whose artist pairings are as diverse as McCombs’ own musical tendencies: e.g. Meat Puppets (“Evangeline,” “Night of the World”), Michael Hurley (“Three Men Sitting On A Hollow Log”) and White Magic (“If You Loved Me Before”).

McCombs is a perennial favorite of many acclaimed musicians - as evidenced by the broad range of guests who appear on the tracks: Mike Gordon (Phish) co-wrote and lent his unmistakable vocal to the bizarre experiment, “Texas”; PREfection-era drummer, Tim Dewit aka Dutch E. Germ (Gang Gang Dance) on “A.Y.D.”; drummer Joe Russo (Furthur) on “Evangeline” and “Night Of The World”; Chris Cohen (Deerhoof) plays guitar on “Poet’s Day” and “An Other”; Tim Cedar (from noise/punk band Ligament) drums on “Twins”; among many other anti-heroes from the musical underground, proving community defies classification.

Parallel universes obviously exist, but where are they before we experience them? The occult world stalks us until the final coup-de-gras. But McCombs is not a mystic but a brutal realist, exposing himself warts and all, in the punk tradition.

These songs will both satiate and perplex those already familiar with McCombs, while compelling and rewarding new listeners, pointing a way towards his back catalog. It’s a glimpse behind the studio curtain at one of the greatest songwriters of the 21st Century. True trash esoterica.

A Folk Set Apart includes 19 songs (19 on CD, 11 on LP + 8 digital bonus tracks) all remastered for this release. Five of these songs are previously unreleased. The LP is a single vinyl in a gatefold jacket, which includes a printed inner sleeve and an MP3 download card.

Pre-order via Dom Mart or iTunes.

McCombs will be playing a string of US dates in the coming weeks. October sees him open for Kurt Vile on the West Coast, and November he’ll be opening for My Morning Jacket on one night of their four-night run at New York’s famed Beacon Theatre. Details below.

 

Cass McCombs’ Tour Dates:

Wed. Oct. 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre [TIX ]*

Thu. Oct. 15 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s [TIX]*

Fri. Oct. 16 – San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore [TIX] *

Sat. Oct. 17 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom [TIX] *

Sun. Oct. 18 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox [TIX ]*

Fri. Nov. 6 – Sun. Nov. 8 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest @ Auditorium Shores [TIX]

Fri. Nov. 27 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre [TIX] &

* with Kurt Vile

& with My Morning Jacket

A Folk Set Apart Tracklisting

  1. I Cannot Lie
  2. A.Y.D.
  3. Oatmeal
  4. Twins
  5. Minimum Wage
  6. Poet’s Day
  7. An Other
  8. Bradley Manning
  9. Evangeline
  10. Empty Promises
  11. If You Loved Me Before…
  12. Three Men Sitting On A Hollow Log
  13. Lost River / Old River
  14. Old As Angry
  15. Texas
  16. Night Of The World
  17. Traffic Of Souls
  18. Catacombs Cow Cow Boogie
  19. The State Will Take Care Of Me
 

JOB OPPORTUNITY: NEIGHBOURING RIGHTS APPRENTICE

12/10/15

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Domino Recording Co is seeking an apprentice to join the Neighbouring Rights team based in our London office.

Neighbouring Rights is a growing area of the music industry which involves collecting royalties due to labels and performers when their records are played on radio, TV and in public places such as bars and clubs. This is a position requiring numeracy, a keen eye to detail and would suit someone interested in a career in copyright/royalties.

The Apprentice will be a key part of the team and duties will include the following:

Research/data input

  • Researching releases, recordings, performer/producer contributions etc. in order to compile repertoire metadata.
  • Registering repertoire at collecting societies around the world.
  • Developing an understanding of copyright.

 

 

Analysis/reporting

  • Analysing broadcast reports to check recordings are matched with airplay.
  • Reviewing reports of repertoire registered at societies, cross referencing with metadata and identifying errors/gaps.
  • Extracting data from historical/multi-territory statements and compiling reports.
  • Analysing and processing statements of income.

 

 

General administration

  • Paperwork, filing, and archiving.

To apply:
Please complete the application form HERE on or before October 23rd, 2015. 

The completed application form should be sent to leena@diversityinvisualarts.com

 

MARTIN COURTNEY SHARES NEW TRACK "AIRPORT BAR"

Martin Courtney | 12/10/15

Image: Martin Courtney by Shawn Brackbill

We're proud to share another track, from the forthcoming debut solo album from Real Estate songwriter and frontman Martin Courtney, titled Many Moons, out October 30, 2015. The wistful, elegantly arranged "Airport Bar" deals with the yearning for loved ones whilst away from home, and displays again Courtney’s deft hand in songwriting, and his move towards more personal lyrics on this solo album. Listen to the track below.

This track follows the release of previously shared tracks "Vestiges" and "Northern Highway."

Martin Courtney has also announced his first band shows during CMJ in New York this week, appearing at events for the Fader, KEXP, WFUV, Brooklyn Vegan, and Urban Outfitters. All details below.

Many Moons will be released on CD, standard and limited edition LP. The limited edition LP (of 500) is available to pre-order now from Domino Mart and contains an alternate cover with an embossed jacket featuring an artist logo designed by Robert Beatty, layout by Rob Carmichael of SEEN and coke-bottle clear color vinyl. All pre-orders from Domino or iTunes include instant downloads of "Airport Bar," "Northern Highway," and "Vestiges."

 

 Martin Courtney Many Moons limitedLP

['Many Moons' limited edition LP (of 500) includes an alternate cover with an embossed jacket and coke bottle clear vinyl]

 

10-13 New York, NY - Rockwood Music Hall (WFUV) - 7pm
10-16 New York, NY - KEXP broadcast live on-air from Cutting Room Studios - 12pm
10-16 Brooklyn, NY - Rubber Tracks (The Fader Fort) - 8pm
10-17 Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right (Brooklyn Vegan) - 1pm
10-17 Brooklyn, NY - Urban Outfitters Williamsburg, Space 98 - 5pm
11-20 Brooklyn, NY - National Sawdust (Buy Tickets)

Martin Courtney photo by Shawn Brackbill.

 

ALEX G’S BEACH MUSIC OUT TODAY, SHARES VIDEO FOR ‘KICKER’

Alex G | 09/10/15

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Alex G’s new album, Beach Music, is out today and in celebration, he’s pleased to share the video for Beach Music standout ‘Kicker’. Directed by John Vizzone, a previous collaborator (on DSU’s ‘Hollow’ video), the video has a distinctly 90s feel whilst also simultaneously feeling very Alex G. 

Beach Music was written and recorded in Alex G’s apartment between the Autumn of 2014 and the Spring of 2015, and is the prolific songwriter’s seventh full length in five years. The first three singles, ‘Bug’, ‘Salt’ and ‘Kicker’, were greeted with genuine enthusiasm and loads of emojis from fans, making Beach Music one of the most anticipated albums of the year.

 

Listen to ‘Kicker’ HERE.

Listen to ‘Salt’ HERE.

Watch the video for ‘Bug’ HERE.

Alex plays his second album release show in NY tonight (following last night’s at Babys All Right), at SkyHigh Murals Future HQ.  Alex and his band will head to the UK and Europe next week for a string of shows, before returning to the US for an extensive run of dates. All shows below.

ALEX G TOUR DATES

Fri Oct 9 || Brooklyn, NY || TBC || TIX

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/ Title Fight

$ w/ Spencer Radcliffe

& w/ Girlpool

^ Eskimeaux

Beach Music is available to purchase now via the Dom Mart on LP, CD, and digital download. Limited edition deluxe vinyl and cassette offerings have already sold out, but an alternative color run of cassettes has been announced as part of this year’s International Cassette Store Day, taking place on October 17.  Find a list of participating CSD retailers here and call to check availability.

Order now via: Dom Mart / Bandcamp / iTunes

 

PORCHES RELEASES NEW SINGLE “HOUR”, SIGNS TO DOMINO, LONDON HEADLINE AND CMJ SHOWS ANNOUNCED

Porches | 08/10/15

Image: Porches - press shot

Porches is the proliferation of Aaron Maine’s love affair with music. Never quite landing in any particular niche, Maine navigates through genres, learning, obsessing, and absorbing. Great victories and great defeats, cosmic or tangible, are the underlying elements that remain constant through his music.

Today, Maine has released the first song from his anticipated forthcoming album, the first via his new home at Domino. The track, titled “Hour”, streaming below now, features Frankie Cosmos, Maine’s long time musical and life collaborator. Together their voices weave through the layers of synth and keyboards, pulsing at every turn. The song touches on the music Maine is known for, with his previous releases on Double Double Whammy, Exploding In Sound and Terrible Records, but also shows a progression and maturity for an artist who has delivered his strongest work to date.

Porches will be playing CMJ in New York next week including stops at the FADER, Ad Hoc, Brooklyn Vegan and Terrible Records events. Maine and his band will also play at the special invite only Domino showcase on Wednesday October 14th. Porches will then head to Iceland Airwaves festival in November before a London headline show at Moth Club on Monday November 9th.

News on his full length will be announced shortly. Watch this space for more details.

PORCHES LIVE DATES

Wednesday Oct 14th
7pm - 10pm - Georgia, Porches, Martin Courtney, Animal Collective DJ set @ Neuehouse (Domino event)

Friday Oct 16th  
Time TBC - Porches @ Babys All Right (Brooklyn Vegan CMJ event)
10pm - Porches @ Cameo (Terrible Records CMJ) 

Saturday Oct 17th  
5pm - Porches @ Carwash (Ad Hoc CMJ) 
8:45pm - Porches @ Rubber Tracks (FADER Fort) 

Saturday Nov 7th

Iceland Airwaves Festival (The Line of Best Fit stage) 

Monday Nov 9th

Moth Club, London w/ J Fernandez

 

BILL RYDER-JONES SHARES VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK SATELLITES, FURTHER UK HEADLINE DATES ANNOUNCED, NEW ALBUM WEST KIRBY COUNTY PRIMARY OUR NOVEMBER 6TH

Bill Ryder-Jones | 07/10/15

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With the forthcoming release of new album West Kirby County Primary, 6th November on Domino, Bill Ryder-Jones has shared the album’s latest track in ‘Satellites’. Watch the video for ‘Satellites’ below.

The new video, again directed by James Slater following his work on the video for the album’s lead single ‘Two To Birkenhead’ (watch HERE), follows Ryder-Jones at his recent performance at this year’s Green Man Festival.

Satellites stands out as one of the most personal moments of Ryder-Jones musical history to date. Speaking candidly of the song’s origin and sentiment he says, “The song revolves around something my ex-girlfriend said once that helped me in coming to terms with the awful thought I was having. She said 'something somewhere must be happening' - that line refers to the particular thought that life wasn't real for me and that no matter what it is that I felt I was experiencing, the fact that I'm experiencing something means that somewhere there must be something to experience.” 

West Kirby County Primary, the third full-length album from multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer, Bill Ryder-Jones, is 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. 

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 with headline dates in bold :

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 *

1st November – Amsterdam – London Calling

7th November - Glasgow - Hug and Pint

8th November – Edinburgh – Mash House

9th November - Newcastle - Cluny 2

11th November - London - Lexington

13th November - Manchester - Gullivers

14th November - Liverpool - District

26th November – Nottingham – Bodega Social

 

3rd December – Bristol - Louisiana

4th December – Birmingham - Rainbow

9th December – Ramsgate – Ramsgate Music Hall

10th December – Paris – Winter Camp Festival

12th December – Lille – Winter Camp Festival

31st January – San Sebastian – Music Box Festibala

* 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.

 

ALEX G BEACH MUSIC NOW STREAMING IN FULL

Alex G | 05/10/15

Image: Alex G Press Shot 2

Alex G’s highly anticipated new album Beach Music is now streaming in full via Hype Machine ahead of its official release this Friday October 9th. Listen HERE.

Alex G will be supporting the forthcoming release of Beach Music with a run of UK and European live dates including a headline date at London’s 100 Club on October 20th.

Beach Music, which was written and recorded in Alex G’s apartment between the Fall of 2014 and the Spring of 2015, will be the prolific songwriter’s seventh full length in five years. The first three singles, ‘Bug’, ‘Salt’ and ‘Kicker’, were greeted with genuine enthusiasm from old and fans alike, making Beach Music one of the most anticipated albums of the year.

Alex G will be doing a Reddit AMA on Thursday October 8that 1pm EDT / 6pm GMT. Participate via the /indieheads subreddit HERE.

Beach Music is available to pre-order now via the Dom Mart on limited edition LP, standard LP, CD, and digital download. An alternative color run of cassettes has been announced as part of this year’s International Cassette Store Day, taking place on October 17.  Find a list of participating CSD retailers here and call to check availability.

Pre-order: Dom Mart / Bandcamp / iTunes

Beach Music track listing

01. Intro

02. Bug – Watch the video HERE

03. Thorns

04. Kicker – Listen HERE

05. Salt – Listen HERE

06. Look Out

07. Brite Boy

08. In Love

09. Walk

10. Mud

11. Ready

12. Station

13. Snot

ALEX G TOUR DATES – UK AND EUROPEAN DATES IN BOLD

Thurs Oct 8  || Brooklyn, NY || Baby’s All Right || SOLD OUT

Fri Oct 9 || Brooklyn, NY || TBC || TIX  

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/ Title Fight

$ w/ Spencer Radcliffe

& w/ Girlpool

^ Eskimeaux

 

THE TRIFFIDS, BORN SANDY DEVOTIONAL OUT NOW

The Triffids | 29/09/15

Image: Sandy Born Devotional Deluxe

Available on vinyl for the first time since 1986; ‘Born Sandy Devotional’ by The Triffids! The beautifully remastered LP comes in custom, hand-numbered limited sleeves (250 only). Also includes lyric sheet, printed inner sleeve and download code and pressed onto 180gm heavyweight virgin vinyl.

Remastered following David McCombs’ original production notes (Audiophile Quality), this is the best this record has ever sounded. Below is a bit of insight into the process of the remastering:

When undertaking the re-issue of “Born Sandy Devotional” for vinyl, we thought long and hard about the best way to master it. This was an analogue (solid state) recorded album, tracked to 2” tape and cut from either ½” or ¼” reels. However, when re-mastered for CD back in 2006, the tracks were transferred to digital to allow the use of more modern and sophisticated eqs (parametric eq, limiting etc).
We could have returned to the original cutting tapes, but we were so impressed with the digital audio, captured at 24 bit / 96K resolution, that we felt these files should be used for the LP instead.
It was at this point that we decided to transfer the music back on to ¼” tape to add a little warmth and sparkle to the upper mids and high frequencies. More specifically at Gearbox studios on a Studer C37 – one of the finest tape transports ever built. Yes, it is a valve/tube machine, but it has been serviced to better than factory specifications, and the tiny amounts of “noise” added to the program are far outweighed by the sonic benefits of going back on tape.

Once these cutting tapes were created, the production masters were made by Darrel Scheinman using a fully analogue signal path (see the Gearbox website for more info: www.gearboxrecords.com) - a Scully/Westrex lathe performing the final lacquer cutting duties. One other note here is that the record was cut fixed pitch - it would originally have been done “varigroove”, but the somewhat lost “art” of “fixed pitch” can yield better results if done with care and skill!
The initial test pressings weren’t quite what we were looking for, so after many adjustments, 3 recuts (!) and input from all sides, including the pressing plant, who became interested in the way we were working, test pressings were received which exceeded all expectations.


We hope you enjoy the results. A great record, treated in the way we feel best.


Get your copy here.

 

PATRICK WATSON SHARES NEW LIVE VIDEO FOR MAN UNDER THE SEA

Patrick Watson | 28/09/15

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Acclaimed Canadian musician Patrick Watson is debuting a new live video shot entirely with GoPro cameras. The clip was filmed at St-Jean Baptiste Church in Montreal, one of five special orchestra concerts during Watson’s touring cycle for Adventures In Your Own Backyard in 2013, just before he went back into the studio to record his latest album Love Songs For Robots (out now on Domino). Directed by Tyler Johnson at GoPro, the video showcases Watson’s spectacular live show with a 56-piece orchestra, 48-piece choir and his regular 4-piece touring band (nearly 100 people on stage), performing the song “Man Under the Sea” taken from Watson’s 2006 album Close to Paradise


Watson is currently touring worldwide in support of Love Songs For Robots, with the album’s title track released 27th November. UK and European headline dates have been announced throughout November, including a London headline date at Islington Assembly Hall on Wednesday November 11th. See below for details with UK and European live dates in bold.

 

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 Room

October 3                                                    Calgary, AB                                   MacEwan Ballroom
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                                Oxford O2 Academy
November 11                                             London, UK                           Islington Assembly Hall
November 12                                         Manchester, UK                                                   Gorilla
November 14                                            Cologne, DE                                               Essigfabrik
November 15                                           Hamburg, DE                                                        Mojo

November 16                                              Berlin, DE                                               Heimathafen
November 19                                          Eindhoven, NL                                                 Effenaar
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, PT                                             Mexe Festival

December 11                                        New York City, NY                                          Irving Plaza

December 12                                           Philadelphia, PA                                   Underground Arts
December 15-16                                         Montreal, QC                                                  Metropolis

 

Love Songs For Robots continues to receive widespread critical praise: The new music 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 admission, “a bad year” that 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.”

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.”


 

JULIA HOLTER SHARES LIVE PERFORMANCE OF BETSY ON THE ROOF, ALBUM OUT NOW

Julia Holter | 25/09/15

Image: Julia Holter image - photo credite Tonje Thilesen

Coinciding with today’s worldwide release of the highly anticipated and richly acclaimed new album Have You In My Wilderness, Julia Holter has today shared a brand new live performance film for ‘Betsy On The Roof’ in collaboration with Nowness. Watch the film and read an accompanying interview on Nowness HERE or below.

Directed by Federico Urdaneta and filmed in a picturesquely unique location within London St. Pancras clock tower, the new film sees Holter taking ‘Betsy On The Roof’ to its stark roots in a stunning acoustic performance, amplifying the song’s heart and character in a bright new setting.

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 is 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 includes the single ‘Feel You’ (watch the video HERE) as well as previously released tracks ‘Sea Calls Me Home’ (watch the video HERE) and ‘Betsy On The Roof’ (listen to the official audio HERE). Buy 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 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

24-Nov             Metro                                      Kyoto                           JAPAN 

25-Nov             Conpass                                   Osaka                          JAPAN

26-Nov             WWW                                      Tokyo                           JAPAN

28-Nov             Clockenflap Festival                Hong Kong                   HONG KONG

29-Nov             Neon Lights Festival                Singapore                    SINGAPORE

01-Dec             V Hall                                      Seoul                           SOUTH KOREA

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

13-Dec             Disconnect Festival                 Perth                           AUSTRALIA

 

BEAT HAPPENING “LOOK AROUND” 2-LP ANTHOLOGY TO BE RELEASED NOVEMBER 20 ON DOMINO

Beat Happening | 21/09/15

Image: Look Around

“The biggest thing ever to happen to indie pop in America... Most of what's written about this band is all about that sweet pop and those childish affectations, but that misses the substance at the core: Their music was dark, damaged, full of fright and sex and death and vulnerability-- just like any real childhood...their hopscotch stories felt punker than Black Flag tattoos ever could.” - Nitsuh Abebe, Pitchfork

Exploding the teenage underground into passionate revolt against the corporate ogre since 1983, Beat Happening formed in Olympia, Washington by Calvin Johnson, Heather Lewis and Bret Lunsford. The band combined a modern primitive pop sound with the D.I.Y. ethos of ‘anyone can do it’ and inspired countless bands and labels along the way. The music community that arose around the band and their label, K, may have seemed the sonic antithesis of their Seattle neighbors (and friends) but was no less influential. 

30 years since the release of their self-titled debut album (the subject of a 33 1/3 book out next week), Look Around is a remastered, career-spanning double album anthology, handpicked by the band and a great starting point for the uninitiated as well a refreshing reminder to those who caught the wave the first time around. The 23 tracks range from their 1984 debut single, “Our Secret” b/w “What’s Important” (originally sold directly for $2.50 to individuals, but $4 to institutions) to “Angel Gone,” a single released in 2000 after eight years of inactivity.

Look Around is available on all digital services September 22, while the physical release, out November 20, will comprise the following formats: CD, gatefold double LP, limited-edition royal blue cassette, and a Domino Mart exclusive gatefold double LP bundled with a limited edition light yellow 7” of “Indian Summer” and “Foggy Eyes”. Domino is also planning an extensive Beat Happening album reissue series in 2016.

The oft-covered “Indian Summer” from 1998’s Jamboree LP — which Ben Gibbard once called “the indie ‘Freebird’” and was named one of Pitchfork’s “Best Songs of the 1980s” (“it means something slightly different every time it’s heard”) — is now streaming below.

Calvin Johnson will be returning to London in November for a headlining show at The Tin Tabernacle in Kilburn on Wednesday November 18th and a Rough Trade East Q&A on Wednesday the 25th of November.  More dates to be announced soon.

Buy Look Around via iTunes HERE, or stream via Spotify HERE.

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Beat Happening Look Around 

“We are Beat Happening and we don’t do Nirvana covers. They do Beat Happening covers.”*

The legend of Beat Happening, and of K, the label that Calvin Johnson founded, is full of big names they worked with before they were stars (Beck! Modest Mouse! The Gossip!), and big names they influenced (Kurt Cobain! Sleater-Kinney!) Less acknowledged, however, is that Bret Lunsford, Heather Lewis, and Calvin Johnson created some of the most original and surprising music to come out of the often deliberately weird American punk rock tradition.

Working from a sonic template of the Cramps, Trouble Funk, Young Marble Giants, and messianic blues, Beat Happening confounded and often incited violence from audiences weaned on hardcore punk. In the place of macho aggression, Beat Happening confronted the all-ages scene with Heather’s low-key delivery and Calvin’s fey theatrics, topped off by his trademark dance move: rubbing his tummy. For a supposedly cutesy band, Beat Happening was adamant about asserting its right to exist, carrying itself with a punk as fuck attitude that would become a key inspirational lodestone for the generation of D.I.Y. bands that followed, including Bikini Kill and the Nation of Ulysses.

In Calvin’s own words: “This idea that Beat Happening was popular in some way was never true. And in fact, I don’t think people understand the level of animosity that Beat Happening attracted through most of our time performing live. This concept that we were this performing group that were some kind of—I don’t know—shy pop… our performances were clearly confrontational.”**

Fans only familiar with Beat Happening’s self-titled first album of 1985, or just the cat in a rocketship line-drawing on its cover, or the much-covered “Indian Summer” from 1988’s Jamboree, will be surprised at the band’s range and musicality. In the absence of a bass player, the guitar and drums had to carry more character in the songs, and alongside the de rigueur post-punk and indiepop moves, Beat Happening omnivorously shifted from go-go to surf to Shaggs-esque outsider pop to Krautrock. All this was accompanied by a sexual energy thinly veiled behind the band’s nostalgic celebration of childhood. The band’s final album, 1992’s forgotten classic You Turn Me On, was a gorgeous lo-fi dream-pop opus co-produced by bedroom pop legend Stuart Moxham of Young Marble Giants.

Look Around is a chronological survey of Beat Happening’s remarkable arc, from its deliberately amateurish debut, produced by Northwest punk legend Greg Sage of the Wipers, to its fluent and stunning 1992 finale, appended with one stray track: the lovely “Angel Gone,” a one-off single recorded in 2000 with then-K wunderkind Phil Elverum (the Microphones, Mount Eerie) to accompany the band’s now out-of-print career-spanning retrospective box set Crashing Through. At the turn of the millennium, we weren’t quite ready to rediscover Beat Happening. But in our age of omnivorous music consumption enabled by social networking, the story of Beat Happening, the band that helped create an international network of underground pop and then had the gumption to bring everyone to sleepy little Olympia, Washington for 1991’s epochal International Pop Underground Convention, makes a lot of sense.

* Calvin Johnson, Beat Happening concert in Norman, OK, April 12, 1992

** Interview with Magnétophone fanzine #3, 2001

 

ALEX G SHARES NEW TRACK ‘KICKER’

Alex G | 21/09/15

Image: Alex G Press Shot 2

Kicker’, the third taste of Alex G’s forthcoming album Beach Music, is available to hear now. ‘Kicker’ comes off the back of previously shared tracks ‘Salt’ and ‘Bug’ following its premiere over the weekend on Sirius XMU as part of the Download 15, and is now available to stream or purchase via all good digital retailers.

Want to open your home to Alex and his band on their upcoming European tour? Alex and his 3 bandmates are looking for places to crash in Germany, France, The Netherlands, Belgium, Manchester, and London next month. To get in touch, reach out directly to Alex via his Facebook page HERE.  

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 is available to pre-order now via the Dom Mart on limited edition LP, standard LP, CD, and digital download. An alternative color run of cassettes has been announced as part of this year’s International Cassette Store Day, taking place on October 17.  Find a list of participating CSD retailers here and call to check availability.

Pre-order: Dom Mart / Bandcamp / iTunes

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 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 TOUR DATES

Fri Sept 25 || Bethlehem, PA || Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks ! || TIX 

Thurs Oct 8  || Brooklyn, NY || Baby’s All Right || SOLD OUT

Fri Oct 9 || Brooklyn, NY || Silent Barn || TIX  

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

 

BOB MOSES SHARE ‘TOO MUCH IS NEVER ENOUGH’ VIDEO, ALBUM RELEASED TODAY

Bob Moses | 18/09/15

Image: Bob Moses Talk Press Pic

Few bands can testify to be able to tour the world before even releasing their debut album, and few can do this by marrying a sound and performance that is equally at home in the club as it is an electrifying live setting. Bob Moses fulfil all of these points and it’s the reason they’re delivering one of the most exciting debut albums this year.

The Canadian duo made up of Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance recently stopped in London to play a sold out one-off show at The Lexington in August where they recorded a live version of current single ‘Too Much Is Never Enough’, directed by Libby Burke Wilde.

Watch the live video for ‘Too Much Is Never Enough’ 

The band’s new track ‘Tearing Me Up’ was premiered on Zane Lowe’s show on Beat’s One earlier this week – listen to it HERE

With a number summer festivals under their belt, the pair hit their North American run starting in September and thankfully will be back in the UK for a show at Village Underground in London on, not one to miss. Buy tickets HERE

September
30/09 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY


October


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 - Echo Plex - 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
 
November
01/11 - The Social - Orlando, FL
26/11 - Village Underground - London, UK

Days Gone By’ is out today, September 18, 2015 on Domino. Buy the album via DomMart HERE or via iTunes HERE

Listen to the ‘Days Gone By’ album sampler HERE

 

JULIA HOLTER SHARES NEW TRACK, BETSY ON THE ROOF

Julia Holter | 17/09/15

Image: Julia Holter image - photo credite Tonje Thilesen

Today Julia Holter shares the passionate torch song, Betsy On The Roof, taken from her highly anticipated forthcoming album Have You In My Wilderness, released 25th September on Domino. 

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’ (watch the video HERE), ‘Sea Calls Me Home’ and ‘Betsy On The Roof’. 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 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

24-Nov Metro                                     Kyoto                           JAPAN 

25-Nov Conpass                                  Osaka                          JAPAN

26-Nov WWW                                     Tokyo                           JAPAN

28-Nov Clockenflap Festival               Hong Kong                   HONG KONG

29-Nov Neon Lights Festival               Singapore                    SINGAPORE

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

 

GEORGIA SHARES VIDEO FOR ‘KOMBINE’ PLUS LONDON HEADLINE DATE

Georgia | 17/09/15

Image: Georgia Press shot 2

Today Georgia shares a video for ‘Kombine’, the next single (with an impact date of 13th November 2015), taken from her eponymous debut album which is out now. The video was directed by Weirdcore (Miley Cyrus, MIA, Aphex Twin, Tame Impala). 

Following a headline performance at Electowerkz in London and her first US live dates, Georgia will be headlining Corsica Studios on 7th October. Georgia will be heading back out to New York to perform a BBC Introducing showcase at CMJ at Rough Trade New York on 15th October and will also be supporting Hot Chip on a string of their October UK dates. Live dates are as follows:

Wed 7 Oct – UK, London, Corsica Studios – headline with support from Tirzah

Thu 15 Oct – USA, NYC, BBC Introducing CMJ showcase, Rough Trade

Sat 17 Oct - UK, Manchester,COLLUMS*

Sun 18 Oct - UK, Leeds, Beckett University*

Tues 20 Oct - UK, Nottingham, Rock City*

Wed 21 Oct - UK, Cambridge, Corn Exchange*

Fri 30 Oct – UK, Manchester, Manchester Cathedral with Columns, Jack Garratt & Indiana

*with Hot Chip

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Written, performed and produced by Georgia in its entirety and recorded in her own home-studio, ‘Georgia’ is the product of two years of obsessive work, but also a young lifetime of voracious music listening.

 

Elements of the glacial yet hyper-melodic tone of early 00's grime, sweltering, mid-summer west London dub and ragga, sophisticated pop, first wave post-punk agitation, the formative influence of Missy Elliott and the high-concept, illuminated sound-design work of contemporary artists such as The Knife and Hudson Mohawke run through ‘Georgia’, a record that reveals new layers of intrigue and ingenuity with every listen.

Georgiais available on CD (WIGCD357), LP (WIGLP357), Deluxe LP (WIGLP357X) and Digital (WIG357D). The Deluxe LP comes with a bonus 10”.  You can purchase the album via Dom Mart or iTunes. The album tracklisting is as follows:

  1. Intro
  2. Kombine
  3. Be Ache
  4. Nothing Solutions
  5. Hold It
  6. Digits
  7. Cab Ride
  8. Tell Me About It
  9. Move Systems
  10. Heart Wrecking Animals
  11. GMTL
  12. You

Watch the video for ‘Nothing Solutions’, released 7th August, HERE

Watch the video for ‘Move Systems’, HERE

Listen to ‘Move Systems (With You Remix)’, HERE

Watch the album trailer featuring the album opener, ‘Intro’, HERE

Listen to ‘Be Ache’, HERE

 

FRANCOIS & THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS ANNOUNCE UK TOUR AS SPECIAL GUEST TO PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING IN NOVEMBER

Fránçois & the Atlas Mountains | 15/09/15

Image: Francois press shot

Following their captivating performance at The Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of David Byrne’s Meltdown, Francois & The Atlas Mountains will be touring the UK this November as special guest to Public Service Broadcasting. The eight day tour will culminate in the band’s biggest show to date at London’s Brixton Academy on November 29th. Full live dates are below and tickets are available HERE.

17th Nov: Edinburgh Queens Hall

18th Nov: Leeds Refectory

19th Nov: Liverpool Academy

20th Nov: Nottingham Rock City

21st Nov: Norwich Open

26th Nov: Cardiff Great Hall

27th Nov: Southampton Guildhall

29th Nov: Brixton Academy

 

 

L’homme Tranquille, a four-track EP recorded across Ethopia, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Benin is available now on 12” vinyl (RUG638T) and available to download (RUG638D). Order it via iTunes HERE and Dom Mart HERE.

Francois & The Atlas Mountains’ most recent album, Piano Ombre, was released last year to critical acclaim and is available now on CD (WIGCD321), LP (WIGLP321) and Digital (WIG321D). You can purchase it through Dom Mart HERE and through iTunes HERE.

 

SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR ‘LADY’S IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW’

LA Priest | 10/09/15

Image: LA Priest white room

Today LA PRIEST shares a video for his forthcoming single, Lady’s In Trouble With The Law (25th September). The video was again directed by long-time collaborator Isaac Eastgate and shows Sam Dust on a speeding boat, chasing the sun as it sinks toward the horizon..

 

Following the release of his acclaimed debut album Inji, LA PRIEST, the project of former Late Of The Pier frontman Sam Dust, will be performing a run of US dates with Glass Animals later this month as well as a UK headline tour for November, including London’s Heaven on Thursday 19th November. Full live dates are as follows, with UK and European shows in bold:

 

Sun 13 Sept                          UK                          Isle of Wight                        Bestival

Sat 19 Sept                           USA                        Oakland, CA                        Fox Theater *

Sun 20 Sept                          USA                        Santa Barbara                     Earl Warren *

Mon 21 Sept                         USA                        San Diego, CA                      Soma *

Tues 22 Sept                         USA                        Santa Ana, CA                     Observatory *

Thur 24 Sept                         USA                        Los Angeles, CA                  The Wiltern *

Fri 25 Sept                             USA                        Los Angeles, CA                  The Wiltern *

Sun 27 Sept                          USA                        Phoenix, AZ                          Crescent Ballroom *

Wed 30 Sept                         USA                        Brooklyn, NY                       Baby’s All Right *

Tues 27 Oct                          France                   Paris                                      Café de la Danse (Pitchfork Paris)

Thu 29 Oct                           Belgium                                Brussels                                                AB Club

Sat 31 Oct                             UK                          Liverpool                             Liverpool Music Week

Thurs 05 Nov                      Iceland                  Reykjavik                             Iceland Airwaves

Sat 07 Nov                            Italy                       Torino                                   Club2Club

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

Thu 03 Dec                           Germany              Berlin                                    Berghain Kantine

Fri 19 Dec                            UK                          Manchester                          Warehouse Project

 

* = with Glass Animals

 

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.

Inji is available on CD (WIGCD344), LP with download code (WIGLP344), Deluxe LP with download code (WIGLP344x) & Digital (WIG344D). Buy the album through Dom Mart HERE and through iTunes HERE.

 

ALEX G STREAMS NEW TRACK ‘SALT’

Alex G | 09/09/15

Image: Alex G Jeff Allen Press Shot

Alex G is pleased to share a second song from his forthcoming album Beach Music – the sweetly melancholic ‘Salt’. ‘Salt’ follows on from first single ‘Bug’, an “introverted pop gem” (Stereogum) with a video directed by Micah Van Hove.  Listen to ‘Salt’ below.

 

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 / Lucky Number Music), 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 is available to pre-order now via the Dom Mart on limited edition deluxe vinyl LP, standard LP, CD, and digital download. Cassette offerings have already sold out, but an alternative color run of cassettes has been announced as part of this year’s International Cassette Store Day, taking place on October 17.  Find a list of participating CSD retailers here and call to check availability.

Pre-order: Dom Mart / Bandcamp / iTunes

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 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 TOUR DATES – UK and European dates in bold

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

 

JULIA HOLTER SHARES VIDEO FOR SEA CALLS ME HOME, NEW ALBUM HAVE YOU IN MY WILDERNESS RELEASED 25TH SEPTEMBER

Julia Holter | 09/09/15

Image: Julia Holter image - photo credite Tonje Thilesen

Following its recent release, Julia Holter has shared a new video for ‘Sea Calls Me Home’, the latest track taken from her highly anticipated new album Have You In My Wilderness, released 25th September. Watch the video below. 

The video – directed by Claire Marie Vogel – finds Holter in the picturesque landscape of her California habitat, and explores the surreal imagery of the song. Of the track itself, 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’ (watch the video HERE) 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 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

24-Nov  Metro  Kyoto  JAPAN

25-Nov  Conpass  Osaka  JAPAN

26-Nov WWW Tokyo  JAPAN

28-Nov Clockenflap Festival  Hong Kong  HONG KONG

29-Nov Neon Lights Festival  Singapore  SINGAPORE

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

 

LOU BARLOW SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR REPEAT, NEW LP BRACE THE WAVE OUT TODAY

Lou Barlow | 04/09/15

Image: Lou photo presse
Lou Barlow has released Brace the Wave, his first solo album in six years. Out today on Domino, it's available for purchase with a special Dom Mart only version featuring an original Lou Barlow Polaroid "selfie" inserted into the artwork. You can also stream the full album via Spotify.

To celebrate the release, Barlow has shared an intimate new video for album closer "Repeat," which you can watch where it premiered with SPIN or via YouTube.
 

Brace the Wave adds to Barlow's extensive and celebrated discography, which includes releases from Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, Folk Implosion, and his first solo endeavor, Sentridoh. Recorded with with Justin Pizzoferrato in under a week in western Massachusetts, which Barlow now calls home after seventeen years in LA, the album is a mix of tracks that employ the songwriter's early methods of tuning his ukelele down low and writing during the recording process ("Redeemed," "Wave," "Moving") and traditional-style folk songs that he performed live in the studio ("Lazy" and "C&E".)

Barlow returns to Europe at the end of the month in support of Brace the Wave - see below for a full list of live dates.

September 30: Sugarfactory, Amsterdam, Netherlands

October 1: Doornroosje, Nijmegen, Netherlands

October 2: Trix, Antwerp, Belgium

October 3: Die Wohngemeinschaft Theater, Cologne, Germany

October 4: FMR, Paris, France

October 10: Hoxton Bar + Kitchen, London, UK 

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

 

DOMINO SEEKS WAREHOUSE MANAGER

02/09/15

Image: logo domino neon NL

We are looking for a bright, energetic warehouse manager with plenty of enthusiasm to supervise our warehouse operation.

The role could suit someone with existing warehouse experience, but also someone with a music retail background.

 

Please read the job description below and send a covering letter stating how you meet the requirements along with your CV to vacancy@dominorecordco.com before Friday 18th September.  Please also state your salary requirements.

 

Main Accountabilities to include but not limited to:

  •        Manage the booking of incoming deliveries and outgoing collections by telephone, email or online       

Signing for deliveries/ unloading vans and dispatching or notifying the recipient in the building

 

  •       Receiving stock orders from customers, primarily by email

 

  •        Responsible for the stock inventory

 

  •       Packing stock orders and generating invoices, proformas and stock movements.

 

  •        Dealing with Artist or Management for supplying Tour Stock

 

  •        Greet visitors to Domino and aid their passage upstairs

 

  •       Will involve some heavy lifting of Vinyl LP boxes e.g. (boxes over 25kg)

 

  •       Responsible for the maintenance and cleanliness of the site

 

  •       Responsible for Health & Safety in the warehouse

 

  •       To encourage open communication between the departments to enable them to effectively address any operational issues

 

 

The candidate would demonstrate the following skills:

  •          Warehouse management experience preferably in the music industry ( but could also suit someone from a music retail background ).
  •          A good standard of computer literacy
  •          A professional manner with good communication skills both verbal and written
  •          Self-motivated and an ability to problem solve whilst retaining a positive outlook and approach
  •          Administrative and time management skills
  •          A Good Memory
  •          Responds calmly to pressure and challenge
  •          Is open and trustworthy
  •          Works collaboratively with others; to be part of a team.
  •          A general level of physical fitness for the lifting involved

 

 

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

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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

 

ALEX G ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM BEACH MUSIC RELEASED 9TH OCTOBER, STREAM NEW SONG 'BUG' NOW, ANNOUNCES UK AND EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

Alex G | 13/08/15

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Philadelphia’s Alex Giannascoli aka Alex G is pleased to announce his forthcoming new full-length album and his first for Domino, Beach Music, on October 9, 2015.  Listen to the album’s debut track ‘Bug’ below and get more info on the album here www.sandyalexg.com

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 Speedy Ortiz, Cymbals Eat Guitars and Elvis Depressedly. 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."

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 is available to pre-order now on limited edition deluxe coloured vinyl with exclusive Alex G Live at The Headroom bootleg LP, limited edition cassette (exclusive to Bandcamp), CD, and digital download. 

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 run of UK and European headline dates during October including a London headline date at The 100 Club on Tuesday October 20th before returning to the US for further dates in support of Title Fight and Girlpool. UK and EU headline dates are below in bold:-

Sat Aug 15 || Sayreville, NJ || Starland Ballroom #

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 #

Fri Oct 22 || Buffalo, NY || Waiting Room #

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mon Nov 2 || Kanas City, MO || The Record Bar $

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

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

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

Sat Nov 7 || San Antonio, TX || The Pager Tiger &

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

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

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

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

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

# w/ Title Fight

$ w/ Spencer Radcliffe

& w/ Girlpool

^ Eskimeaux

http://www.sandyalexg.com 

 

HOT CHIP SHARE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘STARTED RIGHT’

Hot Chip | 12/08/15

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Hot Chip have released a video for new single ‘Started Right’, taken from the band’s critically applauded new album, Why Make Sense? Watch the video now.

 

The new video – directed by Rollo Jackson – finds ‘Started Right’s deliciously warped funk brought to life through its spiritual calling – karaoke – as Alexis Taylor’s tender-hearted lyrics find a new spotlight through the video’s colourful visuals.

Watch the live performance of ‘Started Right’ on Conan O’Brien HERE.

The band also featured as takeover guests in July on BBC 6 Music – listen back to the show HERE.

Following a sold out UK and European tour, the band are currently wrapping up their North American dates which included two sold out nights at New York’s Webster Hall where the band were joined by the likes of David Byrne, Nancy Whang (LCD Soundsystem) and Sinkane. The band will also continue their run of summer festivals following a lauded headline slot on the West Holts stage at Glastonbury.    

On top of the band’s live dates, front man Alexis Taylor has also announced his only solo show of the year playing the Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of David Byrne's Meltdown Festival on August 24th as a co-headline with ’The Sand Man’ himself - the great Alabama artist Lonnie Holley. Taylor will also be performing as part of the William Onyeabor ‘Atomic Bomb’ live show at Meltdown on August 20th.

Forthcoming Hot Chip live dates are as follows with UK dates in bold, including a recently confirmed second headline date at London’s O2 Brixton Academy on Friday October 23rd. Support on the October UK headline dates comes from new Domino signing Georgia (all dates except London), Lonelady (London, 22nd October only):

Fri 21 Aug - UK, Crickhowell,Green Man Festival

Sat 22 Aug - Netherlands, Biddinghuizen, Lowlands Festival

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

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).

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

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY: INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS APPRENTICE

10/08/15

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Domino Recording Co is seeking an International Promotions Apprentice to join the International Department based in the London office.

This is an interesting and varied role that will offer a good introduction to the specific skills needed to work in promotions and international.  The International Promotions Apprentice will provide support to the International Promotions Manager.  The ideal candidate is familiar with Domino's output, aware of its history and will complement the company culture.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Setting up and accurately maintaining promo schedules.
  • Arranging phoners, email interviews and tour promotion.
  • Keeping accurate records of promo activities.
  • Collecting information and assisting with creation of reports.
  • Cataloguing and filing press clips.
  • Assisting with general admin tasks.

The preferred candidate would demonstrate the following skills:

  • A passion for music, especially independent artists and labels.
  • Strong interest in media, ideally with some experience in this area.
  • Strong administrative, time management, organisation and planning skills. 
  • Excellent attention to detail and scrupulous record keeping.
  • A professional manner with superior communication skills both verbal and written.  Computer competencies are an advantage.
  • Pro active and problem-solving approach to challenges.
  • Responds calmly to pressure and is able to prioritise workload.
  • Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people and is diplomatic and tactful in all dealings.
  • Is open and trustworthy.
  • Works collaboratively with others and enjoys working in a team.

To apply:
Please complete the application form HERE on or before August 28th, 2015. 

The completed application form should be sent to applications@divafilms.co.uk

 

DUCKTAILS ANNOUNCES NEW UK + EU TOUR DATES

Ducktails | 05/08/15

Image: Ducktails press photo by Rob Kulisek

Matt Mondanile’s Ducktails has announced a new run of UK and European headline dates for November and December, including a London date on Wednesday 18th November at Bush Hall. Tickets are on sale now HERE.

The new dates support the release of acclaimed new album, St. Catherine. Stream the album in full HERE and watch the Mac Demarco-featuring video for single ‘Surreal Exposure’ HERE.

New Ducktails headline dates are as follows with the UK and European dates in bold: -

05/08 Toronto, Ontario – Garrison ^
06/08 Montreal, Quebec - Casa del Popolo ^
07/08 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom ^
09/08 Boston, MA - Great Scott ^
28/08 Davis, CA – Sophia’s Thai Kitchen *
28/08 Seattle, WA – Barboza *
29/08 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club *
30/08 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios *
01/09 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel *
02/09 Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place *
04/09 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo *
06/09 San Diego, CA – The Casbah *

12/11 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
13/11 Brighton, UK – Patterns
14/11 Birmingham, UK - Hare and Hounds
15/11 Glasgow, UK - Nice N Sleazy
16/11 Dublin, Ireland – Whelan’s
17/11 Manchester, UK - The Deaf Institute
18/11 London, UK - Bush Hall
19/11 Brussels, Belgium - Autumn Falls @ Botanique
20/11 Paris, France - Le Batofar
21/11 St. Gallen, Switzerland - Palace
22/11 Basel, Switzerland – Kaserne
23/11 Dijon, France - Deep Inside
24/11 Montpellier, France - Le Rockstore
25/11 Barcelona, Spain - Sidecar
26/11 Madrid, Spain – Boite
30/11 Toulouse, France - Le Saint des Seins (+ Kelley Stoltz)
01/12 Lyon, France - Le Sonic
02/12 Zurich, Switzerland – Exil
03/12 Milan, Italy - Biko
04/12 Rome, Italy – Monk
05/12 Bologona, Italy - Covo
07/12 Vienna, Austria - Chelsea
09/12 Berlin, Germany - Privatclub
10/12 Copenhagen, Denmark – Loppen

^ with Itasca

* with Regal Degal

St. Catherine, 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 is out now on CD, standard edition LP, and limited edition coloured vinyl LP, through the Domino Mart and digitally on iTunes here.

 

GEORGIA STREAMS EPONYMOUS DEBUT ALBUM, RELEASED ON 7TH AUGUST 2015

Georgia | 04/08/15

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Georgia’s eponymous debut album, released on Friday 7th August, is available to stream in full now, HERE.

Written, performed and produced by Georgia in its entirety and recorded in her own home-studio, ‘Georgia’ is the product of two years of obsessive work, but also a young lifetime of voracious music listening.

 

Elements of the glacial yet hyper-melodic tone of early 00's grime, sweltering, mid-summer west London dub and ragga, sophisticated pop, first wave post-punk agitation, the formative influence of Missy Elliott and the high-concept, illuminated sound-design work of contemporary artists such as The Knife and Hudson Mohawke run through ‘Georgia’, a record that reveals new layers of intrigue and ingenuity with every listen.

You can watch clips of Georgia in her studio talking through each track on her album, HERE.

Georgiawill be available on CD (WIGCD357), LP (WIGLP357), Deluxe LP (WIGLP357X) and Digital (WIG357D). The Deluxe LP comes with a bonus 10”.  You can pre-order the album via Dom Mart or iTunes.  Pre-orders will feature 5 instant grats - Intro, Move Systems, Be Ache, Nothing Solutions and Digits.

Tracklisting:

 

  1. Intro
  2. Kombine
  3. Be Ache
  4. Nothing Solutions
  5. Hold It
  6. Digits
  7. Cab Ride
  8. Tell Me About It
  9. Move Systems
  10. Heart Wrecking Animals
  11. GMTL
  12. You

Following Georgia’s headline performance at Electowerkz, she will be playing two shows in New York this week as well as a Rough Trade West instore in London on 10th August (access is by wristband only – more info here). Georgia will also be supporting Hot Chip on their October UK tour – dates as follows:

Mon 3 Aug – USA, New York, Elvis Guesthouse

Thu 6 Aug – USA, New York, Brooklyn, Baby’s All Right

Mon 10 Aug – UK, London, Rough Trade West instore

Thu 20 Aug – Poland, Krakow, Blonia

 

Tues 13 Oct - UK, Bristol, O2 Academy*

Wed 14 Oct - UK, Portsmouth, Pyramid Centre*

Fri 16 Oct - UK, Glasgow, Barrowland*

Sat 17 Oct - UK, Manchester, Albert Hall*

Sun 18 Oct - UK, Leeds, Beckett University*

Tues 20 Oct - UK, Nottingham, Rock City*

Wed 21 Oct - UK, Cambridge, Corn Exchange*

*with Hot Chip

 

BOB MOSES SHARE NEW SINGLE, 'TOO MUCH IS NEVER ENOUGH’

Bob Moses | 03/08/15

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Ahead of the release of their debut album, Bob Moses now announce details of a brand new single – ‘Too Much Is Never Enough’ – due to impact alongside the album on September 18th on Domino.

Having premiered Sunday on Pharrell Williams’ Beats 1 radio show OTHERtone, ‘Too Much Is Never Enough’ sits at the heart of the Canadian duo’s upcoming album.  Following in the footsteps of earlier critically acclaimed single ‘Talk’, the new single demonstrates the bands unique ability to combine guitar lead songwriting and stirring electronic production to mesmerizing effect.

Currently on tour across the globe, in August Bob Moses will return to UK shores to play a one off show at The Lexington ahead of the release of their debut album on September 18th.  From there, they will take on an extensive tour of the USA throughout September. Please see full tour dates below.

‘Days Gone By’ is released on Septmber 18th. Preorder the album via iTunes HERE, via Dom Mart HERE and stream via Spotify HERE.

 

 

Bob Moses Live Dates:

August

01/08 - MoMA PS1 - New York, US

02/08 - Osheaga Festival - Montreal, Canada

13/08 - Sunkissed - Oslo, Norway

15/08 - Chill Out Festival - Turkey

19/08 - Symbiosis Festival - Oakdale, CA, USA

* 20/08 - Lexington - London, UK *

22/08 - Hinterhof - Basel, Switzerland

26/08 - Musikaliska - Stockholm, Sweden

27/08 - Heart - Ibiza, Spain

23-27 August - Decibel Festival - Seattle, WA

September

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 - Echo Plex - 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

November

01/11 - The Social - Orlando, FL

Tickets can be purchased HERE.

 

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

Image: The Bohicas - Press

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

Image: MEW_VisionStill

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

Image: Elliott Smith

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

Image: The Bohicas - Press

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

Image: WIGLP341

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

 

FFS ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF LONDON FORUM SHOW

FFS | 06/07/15

Image: FFS Announce

Following their recent sold out show at The Troxy, FFS – the unique collaboration between Franz Ferdinand and Sparks – have announced details of a further London show at The Forum.

The show takes place on Tuesday September 8th 2015. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 10th July via www.gigsandtours.com.

Having recently played a closing headline set on Sunday on the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury and a sold-out show at the Art School in Glasgow, the band continue their European tour over the summer.

They also return to the UK for shows in Glasgow and already sold-out gigs in Manchester and this year’s Edinburgh International Festival. The dates are as follows:

 

JULY

7th                                Genova                     Goa Boa Festival

10th                              Trencin                       Pohoda Festival

11th                              Barcelona                 Cruilla Festival

16th                              Catania                     Zanne Festival

18th                              Lisbon                         Super Bock Super Rock

19th                              Spain                          Benicassim Festival

 

AUGUST

15th                              Japan                         Hostess Club All-Nighter    

20th                              Lausanne                   For Noise Festival

21st                              Hasselt                        Pukkelpop Festival

24th                              Edinburgh                  Festival Theatre SOLD OUT

25th                              Manchester              Albert Hall – SOLD OUT

22nd                             Biddinghuizen           Lowlands Festival

26th                              Glasgow                    Barrowlands

28th                              Paris                            Rock En Seine Festival

SEPTEMBER

2nd                               Zurich                         Summer Odyssee

3rd                                Treviso                                    Home Festival

5th                                Rovereto                   We Are Next Festival

8th                                London                      Forum

10th                              Copenhagen           Tivoli

12th                              Berlin                          Lollapalooza

Tickets for the Glasgow Barrowlands show from www.gigsinscotland.com. Tickets for the Forum show from www.gigsandtours.com

 

LA PRIEST SHARES VIDEO FOR 'LEARNING TO LOVE', DEBUT ALBUM INJI OUT NOW

LA Priest | 02/07/15

Image: LA Priest announcement

LA PRIEST – the project of former Late Of The Pier front man Sam Dust – follows this week’s release of acclaimed debut album Inji with a brand new video for its latest single, ‘Learning To Love’. Watch the video now below.

Filmed around Dust’s remote habitat in rural north Wales and in collaboration with director Isaac Eastgate, ‘Learning To Love’ proves real the LA PRIEST fever dream in its visual decadence, combining the good and evil of LA PRIEST’s sonic spectrum with a dizzying array of high frequency visions. 

Inji is also streaming in full now via http://learning-to-love.com

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.

Recorded over a reclusive period spanning five years following the disbandment of Late of the Pier in which Dust travelled the world, did scientific research, worked on the creation of a number of new inventions and produced several secret musical projects, Inji is a record that has its own logic and exists in its own time zone.

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

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

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 

 

Forthcoming LA PRIEST live dates are as follows:       

                                  

Fri 03 Jul          NL                    Amsterdam      Pitch Festival

Sat 18 July      Belgium            Dour                Dour Festival            

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

 

FFS SHARE DETAILS OF NEW SINGLE ‘CALL GIRL’, OUT 14TH AUGUST

FFS | 01/07/15

Image: FFS Announce

FFS – the unique collaboration between Franz Ferdinand and Sparks – have announced details of a new single, Call Girl.

Released on Friday 14th August 2015 and recorded at London’s RAK Studios in London with Grammy-award winning producer John Congleton (St Vincent, David Byrne, Anna Calvi), it’s taken from their recently released much-acclaimed self-titled album.

Having made their UK live debut with a brace of sold-out shows at the Art School in Glasgow and The Troxy in London and a closing headline set on Sunday on the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury, the band continue their European tour over the summer.


 

They return to the UK for shows in Manchester and Glasgow and an already sold-out show at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival. The dates are as follows:

 

JULY

2nd                               Amsterdam               Melkweg – SOLD OUT

4th                                Dinan                          Bobital L’Armor A Sons Festival

5th                                Lyon                            Transbordeur

7th                                Genova                     Goa Boa Festival

8th                                Zurich                         Summer Odyssee

10th                              Trencin                       Pohoda Festival

11th                              Barcelona                 Cruilla Festival

16th                              Catania                     Zanne Festival

18th                              Lisbon                         Super Bock Super Rock

19th                              Spain                          Benicassim Festival

 

AUGUST

15th                              Japan                         Hostess Club All-Nighter    

20th                              Lausanne                   For Noise Festival

21st                              Hasselt                        Pukkelpop Festival

24th                              Edinburgh                  Festival Theatre SOLD OUT

25th                              Manchester              Albert Hall – SOLD OUT

22nd                             Biddinghuizen           Lowlands Festival

26th                              Glasgow                    Barrowlands

28th                              Paris                            Rock En Seine Festival

 

SEPTEMBER

3rd                                Treviso                                    Home Festival

5th                                Rovereto                   We Are Next Festival

10th                              Copenhagen           Tivoli

12th                              Berlin                          Lollapalooza

 

Tickets for the Glasgow Barrowlands show from www.gigsinscotland.com

 

BOB MOSES ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM "DAYS GONE BY"

25/06/15

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Canadian duo Bob Moses today announced that they’ll be releasing their debut album “Days Gone By” on Domino on September 18th 2015.

 The highly anticipated full-length debut will feature 10 original tracks, including their current and critically acclaimed single “Talk.” To accompany the announcement of their album “Days Gone By” and forthcoming European shows (dates below), the duo also premiered the official video to “Talk” today via PigeonsandPlanes.com. Directed by Andreas Arvidsson and Robin Asselmeyer, and shot in Sweden, the mysterious video details the story of a young woman facing life- changing decisions – you can watch the video HERE.

Recently, Bob Moses announced a handful of summer dates, returning to London for shows at Fabric on the 10th of July and a headlining show at The Lexington on the 20th of August.  The duo will be touring extensively this autumn and winter.

 Occupying the fertile ground between organic band land and an all-electronic production project, Bob Moses draw on the two poles to vividly resonate across both. A duo with an individual name, Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance’s musical endeavor plays with this kind of duality all over their impressive debut album.

 Alternating between brooding dance-floor burners and moments of reflective, downbeat repose, “Days Gone By” is a record that’s not in a rush to get to its destination, preferring to subtly, slowly seduce rather than sway and swagger into submission, weaving a rich spectrum of sensation over the course of its ten tracks.

 The balance of man and machine is a delicate dance that Bob Moses have realized with their debut, and “Days Gone By” is a dazzling exploration of discreet, personal moods that engages and eventually engulfs, tastefully coalescing dance music’s giddy rush with more timeless, introspective song craft. Borrowing from both but slaves to neither, as a result the record is equally effective headphone listening, as it is deft club euphoria.

 “We were never happy just making music on guitars,” says Tom Howie of the organic-electronic sound of Bob Moses, the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Canada duo he formed with partner Jimmy Vallance. “Our live show combines what a DJ does with a rock band,” Vallance adds. “Everything flows together in a continuous mix for the dance-floor, but it’s all our own original music, with live vocals and guitar. Then again, we came out of a scene that was trying to change what dance music is – that pushed beyond the expected sonic spectrum.”

 A Domino Mart exclusive, limited edition of “Days Gone By” is available for pre-order here, featuring silver vinyl and a download code with two additional two bonus tracks.   Be sure to catch the trailblazing duo live on the following tour dates this Summer and Autumn.

Buy the album via DomMart HERE

Preorder the album via iTunes HERE

 Live Dates:

 27th June - Watergate,Berlin

28th June - Keisgrube,Neuss

2nd July - Heart,Ibiza

4th July - Pitch,Amsterdam

5th July -Paradise City,Belgium

8th July - DC10,Ibiza

11th July – Fabric, London

12th July - Nuba, Paris

23rd July - Block Club, Tel Aviv

25th July –RiminiSeaport,Italy

26th July -Tomorrowland,Belgium

31st July - Output Roof,New York(Sold Out)

1st August – MoMA PS1,New York

2nd August - Osheaga Festival,Montreal

 

FLYING SAUCER ATTACK SHARE NEW SONG, "INSTRUMENTAL FOUR"

Flying Saucer Attack | 25/06/15

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Flying Saucer Attack are making Instrumental 4 from their forthcoming album available to stream  - listen to Instrumental 4 HERE

Instrumentals 2015, the first Flying Saucer Attack album in 15 years, will be released on Friday the 17th of July 2015.  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.

You can pre-order Instrumentals 2015 from Dom Mart, iTunes and your local quality record store.

Some early praise for Instrumentals 2015:

Heart flutteringly beautiful’ – The Wire
A shimmering thing….that fervently calls the faithful’ – Record Collector
Pearce creates cadenced passages that alternate between mellow minimalism and gusty bursts of feedback’ – 8/10 Uncut

 

DOUBLE SIX PRESENTS ‘LA VIE EST BELLE / LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL’, THE DEBUT ALBUM FROM PETITE NOIR ON 11TH SEPTEMBER

Petite Noir | 23/06/15

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Double Six are pleased to announce the debut album release by Yannick Ilunga, AKA Petite Noir, ‘La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful’. The 11 track LP from the half-Congolese, half-Angolan, Cape Town-residing artist is due for release on 11th September 2015. This follows the release of his breakout EP, ‘The King Of Anxiety’, earlier this year.

Recorded at Box Ten Studios in London with Oli Bayston (Boxed In) and Leon Brichard (Ibibio), ‘La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful’ is a highly accomplished album with a unique concoction of influences. The record seamlessly fuses intricate contemporary electronics and raw post-punk energy with Yannick’s stirring, soulful vocals and African shuffles that echo his homeland. Named after a revered Congolese film of the same name, the album is both a beacon and a vessel of inspiration, offering empowerment to those who need it.

With footage filmed around the streets of Lubumbashi during Yannick’s recent trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo, the first track to be shared from the album - ‘Down’ - blends unrehearsed imagery and joyful sounds to paint a contemporary portrait of Petite Noir's Congolese background and his hopes for the country's future. Watch it below:


La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful represents the first full expression of what Ilunga calls ‘Noirwave’, which is more of a concept than a specific sound. Inspired by innovators like Mos Def and legends Fela Kuti and Tabu Ley, Noirwave encompasses a ‘new African aesthetic’, plain and simple. ‘I think for me, it's just the story their music tells and the sense of freedom. It's about seeing the positive in dark times’.

‘La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful’ will be available on CD (DS100CD), Digital (DS100D) and double vinyl LP with etched artwork on Side D (DS100LP). Pre-order the album through Dom Mart HERE and iTunes HERE, and instantly download ‘Down’.

Tracklisting:

 

1 Intro Noirwave

2 Best

3 Freedom

4 Seventeen (Stay)

5 Just Breathe

6 La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful

7 MDR

8 Colour

9 Down

10 Inside

11 Chess

Petite Noir will be playing live throughout the Summer and Autumn in support of ‘La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful’, including a London show at The Lexington on 15th September.  Tickets for all shows are available HERE. Full live dates are as follows:

Sat 04 July 2015 Belfort, France - Les Eurockéennes

Sat 11 July 2015 Lausanne, Switzerland - Festival de la Cite

Tue 14 July 2015 NYC, USA – Afropunk Pre-Fest event at Lot 45

Sat 18 July 2015 Dublin, Ireland - Longitude

Sun 23 August 2015 NYC, USA – Afropunk

Tue 15 September 2015 London, UK - Lexington

Wed 16 September 2015 Glasgow, UK  - Stereo

Thu 17 September 2015 Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute

Mon 21 September 2015 Paris, France - Badaboum

Tues 22 September 2015 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique/Witloofbar

Thu 24 September 2015 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg

Fri 25 September 2015 Hamburg, Festival, Germany - Reeperbahn Festival

 

GEORGIA RELEASES NEW SINGLE, ‘NOTHING SOLUTIONS’, ON 7TH AUGUST 2015, SHARES VIDEO AND DEBUT ALBUM ARTWORK

Georgia | 18/06/15

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‘Nothing Solutions’ is the next single to be released from the multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter, Georgia, on 7th August 2015. It is the second single taken from the North West Londoner’s highly anticipated eponymous debut album, also released on 7th August 2015. The accompanying video, which features Georgia being pursued through a dense forest, was directed by Courtney Phillips, who had the following to say about his work:

‘The initial idea for this was to have Georgia running away from something in the forest, only to find out she’s actually running with them - leading the pack. It was key to keep the visuals feeling mysterious and ambiguous, leaving the meaning open to the viewer’s interpretation - but some might say she's running from her demons. We brought the forest to life by transforming it in to a hyper real environment, injecting artificial colours in to a natural space."


We are also pleased to reveal the album artwork for ‘Georgia’, designed by internationally renowned auteurs MMParis, featuring a portrait by esteemed photographer Jamie Hawkesworth:

Georgia artwork

Written, performed and produced by Barnes in its entirety and recorded in her own home-studio, ‘Georgia’ is the product of two years of obsessive work, but also a young lifetime of voracious music listening.

Elements of the glacial yet hyper-melodic tone of early 00's grime, sweltering, mid-summer west London dub and ragga, sophisticated pop, first wave post-punk agitation, the formative influence of Missy Elliott and the high-concept, illuminated sound-design work of contemporary artists such as The Knife and Hudson Mohawke run through ‘Georgia’, a record that reveals new layers of intrigue and ingenuity with every listen. 

Georgiawill be available on CD (WIGCD357), LP (WIGLP357), Deluxe LP (WIGLP357X) and Digital (WIG357D). The Deluxe LP comes with a bonus 10”.  You can pre-order the album via Dom Mart or iTunes.  Pre-orders will feature 5 instant grats - Intro, Move Systems, Be Ache, Nothing Solutions and Digits.

Tracklisting:

  1. Intro 
  2. Kombine  
  3. Be Ache  
  4. Nothing Solutions  
  5. Hold It  
  6. Digits  
  7. Cab Ride  
  8. Tell Me About It  
  9. Move Systems  
  10. Heart Wrecking Animals  
  11. GMTL  
  12. You  

Georgia will be headlining London’s Electowerkz on Thursday the 9th of July and shall be supporting Hot Chip on their October UK tour – dates as follows:

Thurs 9th July – UK, London, Electrowerkz

 

Tues 13 Oct - UK, Bristol, O2 Academy*

Wed 14 Oct - UK, Portsmouth, Pyramid Centre*

Fri 16 Oct - UK, Glasgow, Barrowland*

Sat 17 Oct - UK, Manchester, Albert Hall*

Sun 18 Oct - UK, Leeds, Beckett University*

Tues 20 Oct - UK, Nottingham, Rock City*

Wed 21 Oct - UK, Cambridge, Corn Exchange*

*with Hot Chip

Listen to ‘Move Systems (With You Remix)’, HERE

Watch the album trailer featuring the album opener, ‘Intro’, HERE

Watch the video for ‘Move Systems’, HERE.

Listen to ‘Be Ache’, HERE.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY: INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANT

17/06/15

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Domino Recording Co. is seeking a dynamic music lover to join our International Team, based in the London office. This full-time position will be responsible for production and promotional support as well as general admin required by the International Team.

Core activities:
•    Manage the ordering and shipping of stock, merchandise and production parts for the international territories.
•    Manage the video servicing for online and broadcast use for the international territories.
•    Support the International promotions team in setting up interviews, sending out photos and servicing music securely.
•    Support the International marketing team with sales reports and other tools needed for the territories.
•    General departmental admin including keeping contact lists up to date and using the purchase order system.

Our Candidate will have the following attributes:

•    Familiarity with the record business and general record label structures (marketing, promotions, production)
•    Strong understanding of album campaigns and the ability to utilize this knowledge instinctively in your work
•    Detail-oriented and a meticulous work ethic, with the ability to multi-task under pressure and problem solve efficiently with diplomacy.
•    Strong relationship building and able to interact with our global partners around the world and our artist and managers.
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Excel

The ideal candidate is familiar with Domino's output, aware of its history and will complement the company culture.

To apply:
Please send a covering letter stating how you meet the requirements along with your CV to internationaljob@dominorecordco.com on or before July 20, 2015.

 

PAVEMENT ANNOUNCE THE SECRET HISTORY VOLUME 1 FOR AUGUST 2015

Pavement | 17/06/15

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On August 14, Domino will release The Secret History Vol. 1, the first of five compilations in a new series of Pavement rarities.   The 30 tracks, 25 of which will be available on vinyl for the first time ever, include b-sides, unreleased session tracks, John Peel sessions, and a 1992 live concert from the Slanted and Enchanted era (1990-1992).  The deluxe double LP contains essays by Stephen Malkmus and Spiral Stairs, plus essays from Matador Records, Billions Corporation, and Drag City bosses, and a gorgeous gatefold designed by Rob Carmichael (Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors).

The strangest thing about Pavement? Not that there were ever many non-strange things about Pavement? Even though they made their era’s finest rock albums, the albums only told half their story. Pavement also made some of the Nineties’ best albums that never happened. Until now.

Every proper Pavement album, from the out-of-nowhere debut Slanted and Enchanted to the summer-upper Terror Twilight, was accompanied by a flurry of slay tracks and stray slack—songs that got scattered on B-sides, EPs, compilations, radio sessions. But Pavement were too busy writing and recording great songs to worry about where to stash them, and they moved too fast to leave a tidy trail. So they left these songs off their albums. Some never got released at all.

Pavement made five proper album-as-albums: Slanted and Enchanted (1992), Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994), Wowee Zowee (1995), Brighten The Corners (1997) and Terror Twilight (1999). Each has its own sound. Each has its own legend. But each of their official albums has a shadow album—and it’s usually as strong as the album that actually did come out. It’s time for the world to hear the albums Pavement could have made, if they’d been a little less ambitious about music and a little more ambitious about the music business. If they’d been the kind of band to sweat the legacy. But if they were that kind of band, would they have written so many great songs? Much less these great songs? No.

Domino are finally releasing a series of these shadow albums. The first, naturally, is The Secret History, Vol. 1, collecting the songs that got away during the era of Slanted and Enchanted, which Stephen Malkmus, Scott Kannberg and Gary Young recorded on the cheaper-than-cheap in January 1991. The Secret History, Vol. 1 collects gems from Peel Sessions (“Kentucky Cocktail,” “Circa 1762”) and seven-inches (“Baptist Blacktick”) as well as live slop from the first European tours, with Mark Ibold and Bob Nastanovich in the fold. Some are outtakes from Slanted—imagine leaving these tunes off your first album, when as far as you know or imagine, it’s your only album. These tracks (some of which had never been rumored among Pavement freaks) came out on the 2002 Slanted and Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe double CD reissue. But they’ve never been separately available as an album in their own right, and many of them have never been on vinyl before.  

 You can pre-order The Secret History Vol. 1 HERE.

 

TRACKLISTING:

1. Sue Me Jack

2. So Stark (You’re A Skyscraper)

3. Summer Babe (7” Version)

4. Mercy Snack: The Laundromat

5. Baptiss Blacktick

6. My First Mine

7. Nothing Ever Happens

8. Here (Alternate Mix)

9. Greenlander

10. Circa 1762 (Peel Session 1)

11. Kentucky Cocktail (Peel Session 1)

12. Secret Knowledge Of Backroads (Peel Session 1)

13. Here (Peel Session 1)

14. Rain Ammunition (Peel Session 2)

15. Drunks With Guns (Peel Session 2)

16. Ed Ames (Peel Session 2)

17. The List Of Dorms (Peel Session 2)

18. Conduit For Sale [Live Brixton 1992]

19. Fame Throwa [Live Brixton 1992]

20. Home [Live Brixton 1992]

21. Perfume V [Live Brixton 1992]

22. Summer Babe [Live Brixton 1992]

23. Frontwards [Live Brixton 1992]

24. Angel Carver Blues Mellow Jazz Docent [Live Brixton 1992] 

25. Two States [Live Brixton 1992]

26. No Life Singed Her [Live Brixton 1992]

27. So Stark (You’re A Skyscraper) [Live Brixton 1992]

28. Box Elder [Live Brixton 1992]

29. Baby Yeah [Live Brixton 1992]

30. In The Mouth Of A Desert [Live Brixton 1992]

 

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LA PRIEST ANNOUNCES “LEARNING TO LOVE – A LA PRIEST SYMPOSIUM” PLUS SHARES NEW SINGLE

LA Priest | 17/06/15

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EVENT TITLE:  “Learning To Love – A LA Priest Symposium”


DATE: Tuesday 23rd June 2015.


TIME: 14:00 GMT+1

LOCATION: Room MAL421, Birkbeck University, Malet St, London WC1E 7HX

THEME: LEARNING TO LOVE

AUDIO INTRODUCTION: Listen to LA Priest's 'Lady's In Trouble With The Law' HERE

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LA Priest and Domino Records announce London's inaugural community-inspired LA Priest symposium themed "Learning To Love"

The late lunch event will take place at the city's prestigious Birkbeck University, located on Malet St, WC1E 7HX from 14:00 GMT+1 on Tuesday 23rd June 2015

The multi-media event will be hosted by guest speaker Eric Swineblade (Ideas Man), who will bring his unique perspective to challenge our assumptions and expand our understanding in ten engaging multi-media presentations. In keeping with the theme the event will focus on stimulating creative and innovative thoughts related to the western world's crisis of love in the twenty-first century as we ask ourselves "what is love?" and "how do I get some of that?".

To apply for tickets to this event please RSVP to 3arth.wind0w@gmail.comCapacity is strictly limited.

As an audio introduction to the forthcoming symposium, LA Priest's 'Lady's In Trouble With The Law' is available to stream in full HERE now, preceding the release of debut album 'Inji' on June 29th.

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About the speakers and organisers: 

LA Priest is the musical project of Sam Dust. His debut solo album "Inji" is due for release through Domino on June 29th 2015.

Eric Swineblade is Global Head of Innovation Solution Solutions at BlueSkyInnovationSolutions.com/thinktank.  

Domino Records host the event and will release the debut album from LA Priest 'Inji' on 29th June 2015.

 

 

DAN DEACON SHARES NEW 'MEME GENERATOR' VIDEO, ON TOUR THIS WEEK IN THE UK AND EUROPE

Dan Deacon | 15/06/15

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Baltimore-based musician Dan Deacon has shared a new music video for ‘Meme Generator’, the third video from his recent album Gliss Riffer on Domino. It follows the release of the Adult Swim’s Off the Air produced video for “When I Was Done Dying.” Watch it below now.

Deacon begins the UK leg of his European tour today with a show at the Haunt in Brighton, UK and including shows in London, Manchester, Glasgow and Dublin. Listen tomorrow from 10am-1pm GMT for a live radio session on BBC 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne

The ‘Meme Genegrator’ video, directed by Monica Mirabile, stems from an earlier collaboration between the two on a performance art piece with choreography group FLUCT that resulted in Deacon writing an earlier version of “Meme Generator” with lyrics. To complement the video, there’s an interactive video game based on the four different choreography sequences seen in the music video. Surprises abound for those that play the game. 

Director Mirabile says in regards to the collaboration:

“Meme Generator is a game of programmed choreography. The players are downloaded into a digital world and asked to play the game of semiotic codes interacting with the "house". A few years ago Dan and I decided to collaborate on a video that I was making with my own performance art collaboration (FLUCT). That video is set in a living room which looped suburban leisure choreography created by the glitch of being physically effected by technology. The inspiration for this video has been an extension of the way our bodies are programmed by the worlds we live. In the music video, four choreographers created four dances in a liminal house. I gave no rules, just asked for a response derived from the choreographers own relationship to the "program." The program being the familiar space of the house. I'm most directly inspired by the choreography of the people that surround me, as we are all affected by a similar marketed reality. We all play the game.”

Dan Deacon has also recently been announced on the lineup of several summer US festivals including Outside Lands in San Francisco, Landmark Music in Washington, DC and Tenacious D’s-curated Festival Supreme in Los Angeles. See all dates below.

Dan Deacon tour dates:

06-15 Brighton, UK – The Haunt

06-16 London, UK – Oval Space

06-17 Manchester, UK – Islington Mill

06-18 Glasgow, UK – Centre for Contemporary Arts

06-19 Dublin, IE – Body & Soul

07-26 Carrboro, NC – Carrboro Town Commons

08-07 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands

08-13 Rees, DE – Haldern Pop Festival

08-14 Gothenberg, SE – Way Out West

08-15 Oslo, NO – John Dee

08-16 St. Malo, FR – La Route Du Rock

08-20 to 08-23 Glanusk, UK – Green Man Festival

08-21 Charleville Mezieres, FR – Cabaret Vert

08-22 Pully, CH – For Noise

08-23 Hamburg, DE – Dockville

09-23 to 09-27 Seattle, WA – Decibel Festival

09-25 to 09-27 Las Vegas, NV – Life Is Beautiful

09-26 to 09-27 Washington, DC – Landmark Music Festival

10-10 Los Angeles, CA – Festival Supreme

 

SUMMER INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE AT DOMINO

10/06/15

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Summer internship available at Domino.

Domino is seeking a student to join us over the summer for an internship in the International Promotions Department.

The role is to support the International Promotions Manager during the busy summer festival period.

Key tasks include:

Setting up promo schedule templates and maintaining these accurately

Arranging phoners and tour promotion as required

Keeping accurate records of promo activities

Assisting with general admin tasks like updating artist notes

The internship will run full time in our London office from June until August 28th.

You will report to the International Promotions Manager.

Send your CV, covering letter and vibes to:    Workexp@dominorecordco.com

 

This role is open to students only who are required to complete an internship as a course requirement.

 

ROYAL TRUX HAND OF GLORY ALBUM RE-ISSUED FRIDAY 28TH AUGUST 2015

Royal Trux | 09/06/15

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Royal Trux fans, rejoice - your sick fantasies have actually been true all these years! Royal Trux's Twin Infinitives dry run, Hand Of Glory, is being exhumed and is once again seeing the light of day! In these revitalized days of Royal Trux fandom with reissues and reunion in the air, what could be more stim'latin' than a cache of dark age Royal Trux tapes? That's what's coming back - Hand of Glory is a missing piece of the Royal Trux puzzle, circa 1989-90.

Hand Of Glory was originally slated to be released following the seminal "Hero Zero"/"Love Is" 7" single. Hand of Glory is both bad-ass and half-arsed, upping the ante on what Royal Trux was capable of by doing LESS, somehow. For longer! With fewer people - therefore fewer people to pay. Newly relocated to San Francisco, Neil and Jennifer took advantage of their strange new climate by ignoring it, spending all their time indoors, pouring TONS of time and energy into this Trux direction. With black, white and blue magic floating around it, the Hand of Glory juju is dark and distinctly American, circa the end of the decade horribalis that was the 1980s (just kidding - the 90s were far worse!).

Sometime in 2000 or 2001, Neil Hagerty went to his parents' home to Virginia,where his father reminded him about a mysterious locked trunk in the basement. When Neil popped the lock on the trunk, he found the Hand of Glory tapes, stashed for around a decade there. "Domo des Burros" was complete and mixed but "The Boxing Story," was still on 4 or 5 little 1/4" reels. They were all supposed to be played on their own tape machines simultaneously. The boxes were marked and notated so he was able to piece them together and mix them down. First released in 2002 as the final nail in the Trux coffin, this essential, exo-stential collection of material will now be available once again in the confusion and desire that follows the Royal Trux reunion show at Berserktown in August. Reach for a Hand of Glory on August 28th, 2015.

Hand Of  Glory will be available on CD (WIGCD115) and vinyl (WIGLP115), you can pre-order the album HERE.  The tracklisting is as follows: 

Domo Des Burros

A          Two Sticks

The Boxing Story

Ba        Electric Boxing Show

Bb        Four Kings

Bc        Golden Lament

Bd        Pots And Pansy

Be        K-9 To The Core

 

DUCKTAILS SHARES NEW TRACK SURREAL EXPOSURE, NEW ALBUM ST. CATHERINE RELEASED 24TH JULY

Ducktails | 08/06/15

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Matt Mondanile’s Ducktails has released the latest single from forthcoming album St. Catherine – released 24th July on Domino - in Surreal Exposure. Listen to Surreal Exposure now HERE.

Surreal Exposure follows the release of Headbanging In The Mirror, the album’s lead single (watch the video HERE), further affirming Mondanile’s melodic lilt is at its most honest and vibrant amongst the new material.

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.

Mondanile partially wrote and recorded St. Catherine over the course of 2014 and then finished off recording at the start of 2015. The longest time he has ever spent working on a record, it took place in bedrooms and studios predominantly in east LA and Glendale, but venturing as far as Berlin and New York as Mondanile worked on tracks around heavy periods of Real Estate touring. 

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. Together, the pair added a new crispness and punch to the record's more upbeat, psychedelic pop tracks (such as James Ferraro-featuring, lolloping lead single "Headbanging In The Mirror", and the soaring "Into The Sky"), that recalls the artful muscularity of Smith's later work, whilst title track, the heavenly "St. Catherine" boasts one of Mondanile's greatest ever lead guitar lines and benefits greatly from Schnapf's warm, rich feel.

Where St. Catherine impresses even moreso, however, is when Mondanile steps out of his comfort zone, as he does frequently and with great success. The Julia Holter-featuring "Church" and "Heaven's Room", tracks which 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 (WIG361CD), Digitally (WIG361D), standard edition LP (WIGLP361) and on limited edition coloured vinyl LP (WIGLP361X) through Dom Mart. St. Catherine is available through Dom Mart HERE and through iTunes HERE.

Tracklisting:

1. The Disney Afternoon 
2. Headbanging In The Mirror
3. Into The Sky
4. Heaven’s Room
5. St. Catherine 
6. The Laughing Woman
7. Surreal Exposure
8. Church 
9. Medieval 
10. Krumme Lanke;
11. Reprise 

 

FFS SHARE VIDEO FOR PISS OFF

FFS | 08/06/15

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To celebrate the release of their self-titled album, FFS – the unique collaboration between Franz Ferdinand and Sparks – have revealed the video to the album track Piss Off.

 

The video, a fun & anarchic part-illustrated kung-fu inspired caper taking place in a futuristic city landscape, was directed by Rob Chandler (www.spaceagefilms.co.uk).

FFS, out on Monday June 8th 2105 on Domino, was recorded at London’s RAK Studios in London and produced by Grammy-award winner John Congleton (St Vincent, David Byrne, Anna Calvi).

The album is available on CD and download and also as 16 track double vinyl + limited edition double colour vinyl special edition & deluxe CD editions.

FFS also play a handful of UK dates on their European tour this summer, including an appearance at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival.

The dates are as follows:

 

JUNE

16th                              Glasgow                                Arts School SOLD OUT

19th                              Montendre                            Free Music Festival

20th                              Ruoms                                                Aluna Festival

22nd                             Zagreb, Jarun                       Inmusic Festival

24th                              Brussels                                   Ancienne Belgique

26th                              Paris                                        Bataclan SOLD OUT

29th                              London                                  The Troxy      

 

JULY

1st                                Cologne                                Gloria

2nd                               Amsterdam                           Melkweg – SOLD OUT

4th                                Dinan                                      Bobital L’Armor A Sons Festival

5th                                Lyon                                        Transbordeur

7th                                Genova                                 Goa Boa Festival

8th                                Zurich                                     Summer Odyssee

10th                              Trencin                                   Pohoda Festival

11th                              Barcelona                             Cruilla Festival

16th                              Catania                                 Zanne Festival

18th                              Lisbon                                     Super Bock Super Rock

19th                              Spain                                      Benicassim Festival

 

AUGUST

20th                              Lausanne                               For Noise Festival

21st                              Hasselt                                    Pukkelpop Festival

24th                              Edinburgh                              Festival Theatre SOLD OUT

25th                              Manchester                          Albert Hall

22nd                             Biddinghuizen                       Lowlands Festival

28th                              Paris                                        Rock En Seine Festival

SEPTEMBER

3rd                                Treviso                                                Home Festival

5th                                Rovereto                               We Are Next Festival

10th                              Copenhagen                       Tivoli

12th                              Berlin                                      Lollapalooza

 

Tickets for the London and Manchester shows from www.gigsandtours.com

 

BOB MOSES SHARE NEW TRACK, TALK

Bob Moses | 04/06/15

Image: Bob Moses Talk Press Pic

Today, the NYC-by-way-of-Canada duo known as Bob Moses premiered their brand new track titled “Talk”. The sultry summer smash is now available on iTunes and Spotify and serves as an exciting taster of what’s to come from the talented producer/DJ duo.

Hailed by Consequence of Sound after their incredible set at Movement Festival in Detroit the reputable outlet tipped the duo as having “the ability to establish deep house on an entirely new level.”

Bob Moses - comprised of Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance - grew out of the underground electronic dance scene, playing in abandoned Brooklyn warehouses and as part of the Marcy Hotel collective alongside the likes of Soul Clap, Wolf + Lamb and Nicolas Jaar.

Having received their oddball moniker from Francis Harris (the iconoclastic DJ/producer and co-founder of tastemaker label Scissor & Thread) after “urban planner” Robert Moses, their name is a testament to the pair’s DNA being very much entrenched in NYC, where they currently reside.

Last year the duo signed to Domino, who released their most current single titled “First to Cry” and compilation album “All In All” (“a tantalizing precursor to what could well prove to be a stellar future” – Mixmag), marking Bob Moses’ addition to Domino’s maverick stable. “We’re massive fans of Domino artists like Four Tet, Hot Chip and Animal Collective, so it just seemed like a natural home for us,” Vallance says. “We feel lucky to be starting this relationship – it’s a big new world.”

Stay tuned for more exciting news to come.

TOUR DATES

 

5th June - Pacha, Dubai

7th June - Parklife, Manchester

12th June - Bob Beaman, Munich

13th June - Found Festival, London

17th June - Beach House, Ibiza

18th June - Pacha, Barcelona

20th June - Garten, Lebanon

27th June - Watergate, Berlin

28th June - Keisgrube, Neuss

2nd July - Heart, Ibiza

4th July - Pitch, Amsterdam

5th July - Paradise City, Belgium

8th July - DC10, Ibiza

12th July - Nuba, Paris

23rd July - Block Club, Tel Aviv

25th July - Gipsy, Moscow

26th July - Tomorrowland, Belgium

31st July - Output Roof, New York (Sold Out)

1st August – MoMA PS1, New York

2nd August - Osheaga Festival, Montreal

13th August - Sunkissed, Oslo

15th August - Chill Out Festival, Turkey

22nd August - Hinterhof, Basel

23rd August - All Day I Dream, Berlin

26th August - Musikaliska, Stockholm

27th August - Heart, Ibiza

23-27 August – Decibel Festival, Seattle, WA

 
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