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

Panda Bear | 20/08/15

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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

 
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