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QUASI TO REISSUE R&B TRANSMOGRIFICAITON, FEATURING "BIRDS" AND FIELD STUDIES ON JUNE 10TH

Quasi | 14/04/16

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Domino are proud to reissue Quasi’s first three studio albums, 1997’s R&B Transmogrification, 1998’s Featuring “Birds” and 1999’s Field Studies on June 10th.

Stream R&B Transmogrification’s ‘Ballad of Mechanical Man’, Featuring “Birds”’s ‘The Poisoned Well’ and Field Studies ‘Birds’ here.

Some bands – not every band – hit a hot streak. A year or two, or three, where they can’t do wrong for doing right; where every song suggests another two; where all the mistakes are in tune and in time, and the bandmembers are finishing each other’s riffs and fills. Talking Heads, 1978–80. The Fall, 1979–82. Sonic Youth, 1986–88. Wu-Tang, 1994–97.

Quasi, 1997-1999: R&B Transmogrification, Featuring “Birds”, Field Studies.

Indie rock had seen power duos before: Guv’ner, Royal Trux, Buckingham-Nicks, the Carpenters – but they’d never sounded like Quasi. Drumming like a controlled detonation; mutant blues coming out of an electric harpsichord or guitar by turns. Backwards through the backwoods of AM pop and Pebbles psych to create a new form: bar-room baroque. Honey-golden multitracked vocals and some of the bleakest, black-eyed, black-hearted lyrics put to paper since Lou Reed woke up in a bad mood. And all played with the kind of ramshackle ease that only comes from weeks of practice, months in the van, and serious chops.

Janet Weiss and Sam Coomes first collaborated in 1990 as Motorgoat, but by 1993 they had become Quasi. These initial excursions would later be re-released as Early Recordings, but 1997’s R&B Transmogrification is where they define their double act. On drums and harmonies, Weiss is all low-key Bonham-ie, power with poise. On top Coomes’ Roxichord makes you wonder how the electronic harpsichord never took off, its low-end crunch with top notes sounding like Ray Manzarek with a Superfuzz. A treacherous lyrical undertow is always there, catching you as you sing along to sweet pop hooks about death, hopelessness – or the illusions of the atomic family on ‘Mama, Papa, Baby’: “One plus one plus one is nothing.” Yet musically Coomes and Weiss are always greater than the sum of their parts. They just fit together, like a two-piece jigsaw puzzle. You float out of R&B Transmogrification on the dislocated cosmic guitars of ‘Clouds’, a little transmogrified yourself.

From Weiss’s opening salvo, and the first action-painting splatter of Coomes’ keyboard on ‘Our Happiness is Guaranteed’, Featuring “Birds” is Quasi at their peak, melding jams-kicking rock’n’roll, punk action, and chord shifts that feel like the change of a season. The success of Weiss’s other group, Sleater-Kinney, in the meantime was clearly only firing up, rather than undercutting Quasi. The songs slide from science fictional dystopia on ‘Our Happiness is Guaranteed’ and ‘I Never Want to See You Again’, to wage-slave class war on ‘The Happy Prole’ and ‘Sea Shanty’. As for ‘It’s Hard to Turn Me On’ and ‘California’, how can songs about anhedonia, the inability to experience pleasure, feel so good? Mixing uppers and downers isn’t usually advised, but Weiss and Coomes use it to make a musical space that feels unique to Quasi. 

Closing in on the millennium, both feet on the pedals, Field Studies arrives in 1999. Organ edges out the Roxichord, making for a sound less jagged and more floating – like the protagonist of ‘The Star You Left Behind’, drifting out into an infinite void.  Does Field Studies have an Elliott Smith turn to the harmonies? They do share that heady hit of sweet-sour power-pop – or maybe both Quasi and Smith have a Heatmiser influence, given that’s the Portland band that Coomes and Smith had played in together. As one of their biggest fans, ‘Clouds’ was one of Smith’s favourite live covers. And Smith plays bass on three of Field Studies’ tracks, returning the favour for the many live shows in which Weiss and Coomes were his backing group. “I live underground on the dark side of town”, sings Coomes, but Field Studies is brilliantly lit with tunes that positively glow, and if the settings and arrangements are little more orderly than Featuring “Birds”, it’s only to heighten those accents.

The rest is history: Sword of God, Hot Shit!, When the Going Gets Dark, American Gong, and, most recently in 2013, Mole City, the late-arriving Tusk of the American indie tradition, four sprawling sides of old joys and new directions. Don’t stop; never stop. “You won’t live long / but you may write the perfect song” sings Coomes on ‘The Poisoned Well’. Quasi wrote more than a few, so if you don’t know these three albums, come on in: your happiness is guaranteed. 

These three seminal albums will be reissued on vinyl and CD plus will be available on all digital formats. All three albums are available packaged together exclusively through Domino Mart.

Pre-order the Quasi bundle on vinyl from Dom Mart.

Pre-order R&B Transmogrification from Dom Mart.

Pre-order Featuring “Birds” from Dom Mart and buy it digitally here.

Pre-order Field Studies from Dom Mart and buy it digitally here.

 

JULIA HOLTER ANNOUNCES FULL UK TOUR FOR NOVEMBER, FURTHER EUROPEAN FESTIVAL DATES ADDED

Julia Holter | 14/04/16

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Having recently confirmed her biggest headline show to date in the UK – at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London on November 14th – Julia Holter is now pleased to announce the rest of her European tour with further UK stops at Manchester, Glasgow, Bristol, Newcastle and Brighton. Tickets for the new shows go on sale Friday 15th April at 10am GMT. Circuits Des Yeux has been announced as the tour support from Nov 11th – Nov 21st.

Julia Holter will be playing a string of festivals this summer including Green Man Festival, Primavera Sound, Pitchfork Music Festival (Chicago), La Route Du Rock and Iceland Airwaves.

Additionally Holter will release live favourite ‘Sea Calls Me Home’ as a single on May 21st, taken from her dazzling & widely acclaimed fourth album Have You In My Wilderness.

Upcoming live dates

15th May – FORM: Arcosanti, Mayer, AZ TIX

19-21st May – Moogfest, Durham, NC TIX

30th May – Sasquatch Festival, Georgia, WA TIX

2nd June – Kilbi Festival, Düdingen, Switzerland TIX

4th June – Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona TIX

6th June – Le 106, Rouen TIX *

7th June – Les Nuits De Botanique Festival, Brussels TIX *

9th June – NOS Primavera Sound Festival, Porto TIX

23rd June – Sled Island Music & Arts Festival, Calgary, AB TIX

15-17th July – Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago, IL TIX

6 & 7th August – Pickathon, Happy Valley, OR TIX

11th August – Øya Festival, Oslo TIX

12th August – Way Out West Festival, Gothenburg TIX

13th August – Haldern Pop Festival, Haldern-Rees, Germany TIX

14th August – La Route Du Rock Festival, Saint-Malo TIX

16th August – Paradiso Noord, Amsterdam TIX *

18th August – DR Studio 2, Copenhagen TIX *

21st August - Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons TIX

28th August – FYF Festival, Los Angeles, CA TIX

31st August – The Chapel, San Francisco, CA TIX *

1st September – The Old Redwood Barn, Sonoma, CA TIX *

3-6th November – Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik TIX

8th November – Arts Carmarlis Festival, Katowice TIX

11th November – Gaite Lyrique, Paris TIX * ^

12th November – Le Guess Who Festival, Utrecht TIX  ^

14th November – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London TIX * ^

15th November – Cathedral, Manchester TIX * ^

16th November – The Sage, Newcastle TIX * ^

17th November – Art School, Glasgow TIX * ^

 19th November – Vicar Street, Dublin TIX * ^

20th November – Anson Rooms, Bristol TIX * ^

21st November – Concorde 2, Brighton TIX * ^

* = Headline shows

^ = Support from Circuits Des Yeux

 

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE SHARE 'HOUNDS OF BAIRRO', UK & EUROPEAN TOUR UNDERWAY

Animal Collective | 04/04/16

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Animal Collective have shared “Hounds of Bairro,” a track from their Gnip Gnop / Hounds of Bairro 7” available on the deluxe physical edition of their recent tenth studio album Painting With, which was released February 19 2016 on Domino. Stream the song below now and find both tracks, b-sides from the Painting With recording sessions, on digital services here.

The band’s European tour began this past weekend, with further UK live dates now confirmed for September following the band’s shows next week at London’s Troxy (Tuesday April 12) and Manchester’s Ritz (Wednesday April 13). Animal Collective will also headline this year’s End of The Road Festival and have announced further US live dates.

The band will be performing on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic this coming Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Tune in at 9pm PST/12pm EST. 

Animal Collective Tour Dates (UK live dates in bold)

Apr 04 || Hamburg, Germany || Uebel & Gefahrlich || TIX ^

Apr 05 || Berlin, Germany || Postbahnhof || TIX ^

Apr 07 || Milan, Italy || C2C Festival @ Magazzini Generali || TIX ^

Apr 08 || Stans, Switzerland || Stanser Musiktage Festival @ Kollegi || TIX

Apr 09 || Paris, France || La Cigale || TIX ^

Apr 12 || London, UK || The Troxy ||TIX ^

Apr 13 || Manchester, UK || 02 Ritz || TIX ^

Apr 28 || Fayetteville, AR || George’s Majestic Lounge || SOLD OUT +

Apr 30 || Austin, TX || Levitation || TIX

May 01 || Tulsa, OK || Cain's Ballroom || TIX +

May 03 || St. Louis, MO || The Pageant || TIX +

May 04 || Royal Oak, MI || Royal Oak Music Theatre || TIX +

May 06 || Nashville, TN || Marathon Music Works || TIX +

May 07 || Atlanta, GA || Buckhead Theatre || SOLD OUT +

May 08 II Asheville, NC || Orange Peel || SOLD OUT +

May 10 II Washington, DC || 9:30 Club || SOLD OUT +

May 11 II Washington, DC || 9:30 Club || SOLD OUT +

May 13 || Wilmington, DE || World Café Live at the Queen || SOLD OUT +

May 14 || Sayreville, NJ || Starland Ballroom || TIX +

Jun 03 || Barcelona, Spain || Primavera Sound || TIX

June 05 || Lyon, France || Le Transbordeur || TIX

June 06 || Bordeaux, France || Le Rocher de Palmer || TIX

June 07 || Madrid, Spain || Joy Eslava || TIX

Jun 09 || Porto, Portugal || Nos Primavera Sound || TIX

Aug 22 II Honolulu, HI || The Republik || TIX

Sep 2-4 || Dorset, UK || End of The Road Festival || TIX

Sep 03 || Liverpool, UK || O2 Academy Liverpool || TIX

Sep 2-4 || Laois, Ireland || Electric Picnic Music and Arts Festival || SOLD OUT

Sep 06 || Glasgow, UK || O2 ABC Glasgow || TIX

Sep 07 || Leeds, UK || Leeds Uni Stylus || TIX

Sep 8-11 || Isle of Wight, UK || Bestival || TIX

Sep 20 || San Diego, CA || The Observatory North Park || TIX %

Sep 21 || Santa Ana, CA || The Observatory || TIX %

Sep 23 || Big Sur, CA II Fernwood Resort || SOLD OUT

Sep 24 || Big Sur, CA II Fernwood Resort || SOLD OUT

Sep 26 || Eugene, OR II McDonald Theatre || TIX %

Sep 27 II Vancouver, BC II Vogue Theatre || TIX %

Sep 29 || Calgary, AB II Macewan Hall Ballroom || TIX %

Sep 30 || Edmonton, AB || Union Hall Night Club || TIX %

Oct 03 || Sioux Falls, SD || Orpheum Theatre || TIX %

Oct 05 || Indianapolis, IN || Egyptian Room at Old National Centre || TIX %

Oct 06 || Morgantown, WV || Mainstage Morgantown || TIX %

Oct 07 || Pittsburgh, PA || Mr. Smalls Theatre || TIX %

Nov 02 || New York, NY || Terminal 5 || TIX

Nov 03 || Baltimore, MD || Rams Head Live! || TIX

Nov 04 || Richmond, VA || The National || TIX

Nov 05 || Carrboro, NC || Cat's Cradle || TIX

Nov 07 || Tallahassee, FL || The Moon || TIX

Nov 08 || Tampa, FL || The Ritz Ybor || TIX

Nov 10 || Miami Beach, FL || The Fillmore at Jacki Gleason || TIX

Nov 11 || Orlando, FL || The Beacham Theatre || TIX

Nov 12 || Jacksonville, FL || Mavericks || TIX

Nov 14 || New Orleans, LA || The Civic Theatre || TIX

+ w/ Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

% w/ WIFE

^ w/ GFOTY

 

JOB VACANCY : DOMINO IS SEEKING A JUNIOR PRODUCT MANAGER

01/04/16

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Bolstering the UK Marketing team, Domino seeks an energetic, musically savvy individual to join our existing Project Management and Marketing team as Junior Product Manager based in our London office.

Ideally our candidate should have at least 12 months of relevant experience within a record label or music company and be an enthusiastic user of new technologies with experience of running social media campaigns, Facebook and Google ad campaigns and possess a sound knowledge of web analytics.

The successful applicant will have a keen eye for detail, a real interest in the contemporary culture that surrounds music, work comfortably within tight timelines - as well as help generate and deliver the creative assets for the marketing initiatives we undertake.

Please submit a CV and covering letter (tell us all about yourself) to ukjpm@dominorecordco.com by Friday 15th April.

 

WHITE LUNG SHARE NEW SONG 'KISS ME WHEN I BLEED'

29/03/16

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Fresh off of a victorious SXSW, White Lung release another stellar track off their upcoming fourth studio album Paradise, due out May 6th on Domino. Front woman Mish Barber-Way explains “’Kiss Me When I Bleed is about pride. That kind of steadfast, I-don't-give-a-fuck-I'm-in-love pride in that we all wish we had for someone. This song is my fairytale. Riches to rags and happily ever after because nothing else in this world really matters except love."

Listen to 'Kiss Me When I Bleed' here

Surprisingly, the track features no synthesizers – it’s all Kenny William’s guitar. He has reworked and re-pitched his parts resulting in what Annie Clark (St. Vincent) compares to evil mosquitoes - a bit off and unsettling.

This second cut, follows on from 'Hungry', which received 'Best New Track' from Pitchfork, who said "propelled by ringing guitars and Way's piercing vocals, the track is a tightly-wound, catchy-as-fuck invective played at a polished, breakneck velocity." Also, noting the band is "ostensibly teetering on the edge of a major breakthrough."

White Lung will tour extensively throughout Europe and North America this summer. Full list of tour dates below.

For the making of Paradise, vocalist Mish Barber-Way, guitarist Kenneth William and drummer Anne-Marie Vassiliou reconnected in Los Angeles to work with producer Lars Stalfors (HEALTH, Alice Glass). In October of 2015, White Lung spent a month in the studio, working closely with Stalfors to challenge what could be done with their songs. Bringing all the energy, unique guitar work and lyrical prowess the band are known for to the studio, White Lung curated their songs with a new pop sensibility, focusing in on making a record for the present - "I wanted a record that sounded like it was made in 2016", said William. Mixed by Stalfors and later mastered by Joe LaPorta, Paradise is their smartest, brightest songwriting yet.

Mish Barber-Way and Kenneth William sat down with Annie Clark aka St. Vincent to discuss the making of the album and their creative process. The entire conversation can be read here.

White Lung 2016 Tour Dates:

May 6 || Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground (Canadian Music Week)

May 7 || Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right

May 24 || Brighton, UK - Green Door Store

May 25 || Bristol, UK - Start The Bus

May 26 || London, UK - Victoria

May 27 || Birmingham, UK - The Flapper

May 28 || Leeds, UK - Brudenell Games Room

May 29 || Manchester, UK - The Star & Garter

May 31 || Paris, France - Ephemere

June 1 || Liege, BE - La Zone

June 2 || The Hague, NL - Paard (Small Hall)

June 3 || Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso

June 5 || Antwerp, BE - Trix

June 16-18 || Vancouver, BC - Levitation

July 8 || Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom

July 9 || San Diego, CA - Casbah

July 10 || Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar

July 13 || Austin, TX - The Sidewinder

July 18 || Bloomington, IN – Bluebird (w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra)

July 19 || Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom

July 20 || Detroit, MI - El Club

July 22-24 || Oro-Medonte, ON - WayHome Music & Arts Festival

July 24 || New York, NY - Panorama Music & Arts Festival

July 29-31 || Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival

July 30 || Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall

August 1 || Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle

August 2 || Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel

August 4 || Columbus, OH - Big Room Bar

August 6 || Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club

August 8 || Winnipeg, MB - The Good Will

August 10 || Calgary, AB - Commonwealth

August 12 || Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios

August 13 || Seattle, WA - Neumos

August 15 || San Francisco, CA - The Independent

 

JULIA HOLTER CONFIRMS NEW LONDON LIVE DATE AT SHEPHERD'S BUSH EMPIRE, FURTHER FESTIVAL DATES

Julia Holter | 23/03/16

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Since releasing her fourth album last year, the dazzling & widely acclaimed Have You In My Wilderness, Julia Holter has been busy playing sold out tours across North America, Australia, Japan, China and Europe. She is now pleased to announce her biggest headline show to date in the UK, at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London on November 14th. Tickets will go on sale here Friday 25th March at 10am.

Holter will also be playing a string of European festivals including Primavera Sound, Green Man and Iceland Airwaves.

Upcoming live dates

15th May – FORM: Arcosanti, Mayer, AZ, USA

19-21st May – Moogfest, Durham, NC, USA 

30th May – Sasquatch Festival, Georgia, WA, USA

2nd June – Kilbi Festival, Düdingen, Switzerland

4th June – Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona, Spain

6th June – Le 106, Rouen, France *

7th June – Les Nuits De Botanique Festival, Brussels *

9th June – NOS Primavera Sound Festival, Porto, Portugal

23rd June – Sled Island Music & Arts Festival, Calgary, AB, Canada 

15th July – Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago, IL, USA

4-7th August – Pickathon, Happy Valley, OR, USA 

11th August – Øya Festival, Oslo, Norway 

12th August – Way Out West Festival, Gothenburg, Sweden 

13th August – Haldern Pop Festival, Haldern-Rees, Germany 

21st August - Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons, UK

31st August – The Chapel, San Francisco, CA, USA *

1st September – The Old Redwood Barn, Sonoma, CA. USA *

3-6th November – Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik, Iceland 

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14th November – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK *

Tickets on sale for Shepherd’s Bush Empire at 10am on 25th March HERE.

* = Headline shows

 

THE RANGE SHARES 'COPPER WIRE', TAKEN FROM NEW ALBUM POTENTIAL

The Range | 22/03/16

Image: Photo credit Alexandra Gavillet

James Hinton’s The Range has shared the latest cut from forthcoming new album Potential, out March 25th on Domino, in the form of ‘Copper Wire’. Listen to it now below.

Hinton says of ‘Copper Wire’, which features vocals from a young London rapper called Kruddy Zak:

“I think a lot of my favorite lyrics on Potential allude to coming to terms with a difficult time in your life - that moment of acceptance when you finally allow yourself to drop your guard and admit you’ve been hit with something hard. Zak's verse has a piece in it that states '09 was emotional / it's a memory / I wish that everything was still the same' and that hit me particularly deeply as that was the year I lost my mom. Writing this song was the first time I ever talked about that moment in my music, and I think it was an important step in dealing with how I was feeling to finally get some words about it down on paper.”

Additionally, the track ‘1804’ featuring Jamaican rapper Naturaliss will be premiering tonight on Sun City Radio in Jamaica at 8:30pm Eastern Standard Time / 9:30pm Eastern Daylight Time. 

As its backbone, the album Potential utilizes a series of vocal samples that Hinton found in the deep corners of YouTube. The new single, “Five Four”, finds Hinton exploring his love of early ’00s grime and mid ‘00s electronica while bringing it to a new sonic and emotional whole.  The music video, directed by Daniel Kaufman, features the London, UK-based grime MCs Ophqi and Superior Thought, the musicians from the original YouTube sourced clip that Hinton used to write and produce “Five Four.”

In addition to the forthcoming album Potential, a documentary titled Superimpose, directed by Daniel Kaufman, out this spring, will look at the human stories behind Ophqi, Superior Thought, and the other unknown artists included on the album. As Hinton states, “I am very conscious that these people who I have sampled elevate what I do, just as much as my record brings their work somewhere else.”

Watch the video for ‘Five Four’ HERE

Listen to ‘Florida’ HERE

Watch the trailer for album documentary Superimpose HERE


 

JOB VACANCY: DOMINO IS SEEKING A LABEL DEVELOPER

21/03/16

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Domino Recording Co. is recruiting for a confident and attentive back-end developer to work within the label. This is a full-time role based in the London office.

The successful candidate will work with the Lead Developer to maintain our existing software infrastructure, as well as driving forward their own projects to develop and build upon that infrastructure.

Interesting and unique real-world data sits at the very heart of our past, present and future. We're looking for someone to join us with the same enthusiasm we have for embracing that data, playing with it, harnessing it, and building upwards and outwards. Your work will involve helping to build out functional and modern digital solutions for the record label, to benefit the company’s internal working practices and campaigns.
 

Please submit a CV and covering letter as well as some examples of your work to impress us to devjob@dominorecordco.com by May 6th 2016. No agencies please.

Requirements:
- Experienced and fluent in Ruby and PHP. 
- Close familiarity with with modern MVC-style frameworks such as Rails and Laravel, taking full advantage of them to build precise, reuseable code.
- The ability to design and fine-tune relational databases. Comfortable with data manipulation, import/export and cleaning of data large and small.
- Interacting with external APIs and data sources as necessary. 
- Coding skills that are accurate, precise and adaptable, backed up with a good working familiarity with Github.

Desirables:
- Creativity and knowledge should extend to the cutting-edge, with a drive to keep current and engaged with trends in the field.
- Confident in taking direct responsibility for projects, working with and without direct supervision across multiple teams within the business, and tracking and reporting back progress.
- Ability to work under pressure and with precision across multiple projects and maintain agreed deadlines.
- Enthusiasm and interest in record label / wider music industry operations. 
- Excellent troubleshooting and communication skills, with an ability to effectively understand and act upon user requirements and feedback.


About Domino Recording Co. 
Domino Recording Co. is one of the world's leading independent record labels, based in London, with offices worldwide. We have a musical catalogue stretching back 20 years that we are immensely proud of. Artists we've worked with include Arctic Monkeys, Animal Collective, The Kills, Four Tet, Hot Chip, Pavement and Franz Ferdinand.

 

THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE 'AVIATION', WATCH THE VIDEO NOW

The Last Shadow Puppets | 15/03/16

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The Last Shadow Puppets have launched the video for their new single ‘Aviation’.  The single is available to download now HERE and stream HERE.  The video for ‘Aviation’ was created by Saam Farahmand with Black Sheep Studios, and is best viewed alongside the video for ‘Everything You’ve Come to Expect’ which was launched last week.

Aviation’ and recent single ‘Bad Habits’ feature on the band’s second album ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’ which will be released on Friday 1st April.  The album finds Alex Turner and Miles Kane reunited with James Ford (production and drums) and Owen Pallett (string arrangements) and joined by Zachary Dawes (Mini Mansions) on bass, recording the follow up to 2008’s ‘The Age Of The Understatement’ at Shangri La Studio in Malibu. 

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

The Last Shadow Puppets will be playing the following live shows, including recently announced shows at The Dome in Brighton on Wednesday the 30th of March and Lloyd’s Amphitheatre in Bristol on Friday the 24th of June.  The band’s live dates, including festival appearances, are as follows:

24 March: UK, Cambridge – The Corn Exchange

25 March: UK, Middlesbrough – The Town Hall

26 March: UK, Edinburgh – Usher Hall

29 March: France, Paris – Olympia

30 March: UK, Brighton – The Dome

1 April: UK, London - Hackney Empire

2 April: UK, Liverpool – Olympia

3 April: UK, Sheffield – City Hall

7 April: Netherlands, Amsterdam – Paradiso

10 April: USA, Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

11 April: USA, NYC, NY - Webster Hall

15 April: USA, Indio, CA - Coachella

17 April: USA, San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

18 April: USA, Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst

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

22 April: USA, Indio, CA – Coachella

24 April: Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico – Pepsi Centre

27 April: Japan, Tokyo – Studio Coast

26 May: Ireland, Dublin – The Olympia Theatre

27 May: Ireland, Dublin – The Olympia Theatre

2 June: France, Clermont Ferrand – Europavox Festival

3 June: Spain, Barcelona – Primavera Festival

5 June: Greece, Athens – Rockwave Festival

24 June: UK, Bristol – Lloyd’s Amphitheatre

29 June: Poland, Gydnia – Open’er Festival

1 July: France, Belfort – Eurokeennes Festival

3 July: Belgium, Werchter – Rock Werchter

5 July: Italy, Ferrara – Piazza Castello

6 July: Italy, Milan – Alcatraz

9 July: Scotland, Strathallan – T In The Park

10 July: UK, Manchester – Castlefield Bowl

12 July: UK, Bridlington – The Spa

13 July: UK, Bournemouth – BIC

15 July: UK, London – Alexandra Palace

16 July: UK, London – Alexandra Palace

10 August: Norway, Oslo – Oya Festival

16 August: Hungary, Budapest – Sziget Festival

19 – 21 August: Holland, Biddinghuizen - Lowlands Festival

 

ALEX G SHARES VIDEO FOR 'MUD', UPCOMING US TOUR WITH PORCHES AND YOUR FRIEND PLUS SXSW SHOWS

Alex G | 08/03/16

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Alex G is pleased to share the video for ‘Mud’, taken from last year’s stunning Beach Music. Shot in his hometown of Philadelphia, and featuring Alex and a cast of his friends - including Emily Yacina, the other vocalist on the track - the video is a sweet glimpse into the charmingly low-key life G inhabits. Watch the video now below.

Tomorrow night (Wednesday 9th March), Alex G and tour-mates Porches and Your Friend kick off their extensive US tour, starting on the East Coast before swinging through Austin for SXSW then onwards to the West Coast.

Current schedule of SXSW shows is below, with Porches and Your Friend dates listed further below. 

Wednesday 3/16

2:00 PM - Urban Outfitters x Domino @ Space24  || FREE & OPEN TO PUBLIC

5:00 PM - Hype Hotel @ Fair Market Building || RSVP

9:00 PM  - Noisey / JanSport Party @ Cheer Up Charlie’s || RSVP

Thursday 3/17

5:00 PM  - End of An Ear in-store || FREE & OPEN TO PUBLIC

Friday 3/18

1:00 PM - Brooklyn Vegan @ Cheer Up Charlie’s, 900 Red River Street

4:00 PM  - FLOOD x Domino @ Cedar St. Courtyard || RSVP

ALEX G / PORCHES / YOUR FRIEND TOUR DATES

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

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

Fri Mar 11 || Carrboro, 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 ^ SOLD OUT

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 || Rio Bravo Brewing Company ^

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 ^ SOLD OUT 

 

BILL RYDER-JONES SHARES NEW SONG ‘OUT OF THE DARK’ FEATURING ON WEST KIRBY COUNTY PRIMARY BONUS EDITION

Bill Ryder-Jones | 03/03/16

Image: Bill Ryder Jones credit Rachel King

Bill Ryder-Jones today shares a brand new song in ‘Out of the Dark’, taken from a bonus edition of his acclaimed recent album West Kirby County Primary.

The new song – previously only available as part of a bonus 7” included in the now sold-out deluxe vinyl edition of the album – features as part of a digitally re-packaged bonus edition of West Kirby County Primary, available now through all digital retailers. The bonus edition also includes the 7”’s other previously unreleased track, ‘Even Good Things Break My Heart’.

Ryder-Jones is currently on tour in support of West Kirby County Primary. The dates include a run of UK headline dates in March, including London’s Scala on March 3rd, as well as support dates in May with Mumford and Sons. All dates listed below, with UK dates highlighted bold: -

Tues 1st Mar 2016 - Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds

Weds 2nd Mar 2016 - The Green Door Store, Brighton [SOLD OUT]

Thurs 3rd Mar 2016 - Scala, London

Fri 4th Mar 2016 - Deaf Institute, Manchester [SOLD OUT]

Sat 5th Mar 2016 - Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham [SOLD OUT]

Tues 8th Mar 2016 - Stereo, Glasgow

Thurs 10th Mar 2016 - Arts Club, Liverpool

Fri 11th Mar 2016 - Moon Club, Cardiff

Sat 12th March – Workman’s Club, Dublin, Ireland

Thurs 17th March – Sidecar, Barcelona, Spain

Fri 18th March – Astillero Ondartxo, San Sebastian, Spain

Sun 20th March – Las Armas, Zaragoza, Spain

Thurs 7th May – Hartwell Arena, Helsinki, Finland*

Mon 9th May – Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden*

Tues 10th May – Spektrum, Oslo, Norway*

Thurs 12th May – Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark*

Fri 13th May – Barclaycard Arena, Hamburg, Germany*

Sat 14th May – ISS Dome, Düsseldorf, Germany*

Mon 16th May – Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland*

Tues 17th May – Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany*

Thurs 19th May – Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria*

Fri 20th May – O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic*

Sun 22nd May – Zenith, Paris, France*

Mon 23rd May – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands*

Tues 24th May – Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium*

Sat 4th June - Lunar Festival, Tanworth in Arden

Sun 4th Sept – End of The Road Festival, Dorset

Fri 7th Oct – Rockaway Beach Festival, Bognor Regis

West Kirby County Primary (Bonus Edition) is available digitally now. The standard edition is also available on CD (WIGCD346), digital (WIG346D) and LP (WIGLP346). Buy the album via Dom Mart HERE and via iTunes HERE.

West Kirby County Primary (Bonus Edition) 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
  11. Out of the Dark (Bonus Edition)
  12. Even Good Things Break My Heart (Bonus Edition)
 

THE KILLS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ASH & ICE, TO BE RELEASED 3RD JUNE

The Kills | 01/03/16

Image: The Kills launch shot

The Kills have unveiled details of their highly anticipated fifth album. Entitled Ash & Ice, the album will be released on June 3rd through Domino. Accompanying today’s announcement is the video for brand new single ‘Doing It To Death’, directed by Wendy Morgan (Janelle Monae, Laura Mvula) and shot in Los Angeles last month. 

 

 

Over their almost decade-and-a-half career, The Kills have released four records. Each one a restless, reckless enigmatic art statement that bristled with tension, anxiety, sex, unstudied cool and winking ennui, yet not one of them sounded like the previous one. Ash & Ice is the follow up to 2011’s critically lauded Blood Pressures and was five years in the making in part due to Jamie Hince’s five hand surgeries, which resulted in him having to re-learn how to play guitar with a permanently damaged finger. 

Unlike earlier albums, which have largely been written and recorded at Key Club Studio in Benton Harbor, Michigan, the bulk of the recording for Ash & Ice took place in a rented house in LA and at the world famous Electric Lady Studios in NYC. The album was produced by Jamie Hince and co-produced by John O’Mahony (Metric & The Cribs), and mixed by Tom Elmhirst (Adele, Arcade Fire, Amy Winehouse) and Tchad Blake (Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys).

It was during Hince’s recuperation from surgery that he first started sketching out what would become the songs for the album. To shake up the writing process, Hince booked a solo trip on the infamous Trans-Siberian Express for inspiration while Alison Mosshart, now residing in Nashville, TN, wrote some of the most affecting, poetically candid lyrics that she ever has, painting word pictures that mine the dangerous terrain between romantic obsession, prophecy and tough love. Where previous albums had an air of detachment and emotional austerity, underpinned by an uneasy self-awareness and unexpressed anger, the 13 songs on Ash & Ice are more understated, less tempestuous and more affecting because of that, exposing the kind of push-pull you feel when you find yourself in a complicated but all-consuming relationship. Ash & Ice is The Kills at their emotionally charged, arresting best. Prepare to be slayed.

The album details come with additional tour dates, including dates in DC, Boston, Detroit, Chicago and San Francisco. All dates are listed below, and new shows go on sale this coming Friday, March 4. 

March 16 Mexico City, MX - House of Vans 50th Anniversary (SXSW)

March 17 Austin, TX - Culture Collide/StubHub Showcase (SXSW)

March 18 Austin, TX - Spotify House (SXSW)

April 7 Nashville, TN - Exit/In (Sold Out)

April 8 Louisville, KY - Headliner’s Music Hall

April 9 Columbus, OH - CD 102.5 Day (Sold Out)

April 11 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer

April 12 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw (Sold Out)

April 13 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw (Sold Out)

April 15 Indio, CA – Coachella (Sold Out)

April 18 Los Angeles, CA - Mayan Theatre

April 19 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory

April 22 Indio, CA - Coachella (Sold Out)

May 1 Amsterdam, NL - Melkweg

May 3 Paris, FR - La Cigale

May 4 London, UK - Village Underground

May 13 Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival

May 14 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club

May 19 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club

May 21 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall

May 22 Detroit, MI - St Andrew’s Hall

May 23 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre

May 25 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue

May 26 Kansas City, KS - Midland Theatre

May 27 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre

May 28 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot

May 31 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom

June 1 Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo

June 2 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater

June 4 San Francisco, CA - Fox Theater

June 9 - 12 Newport, UK - Isle of Wight Festival

July 6 Kiev, Ukraine - U-Park Festival

July 9 Moscow, Russia - Park Live Festival

August 6 Katowice, Poland - Off Festival

 

Ash & Ice is available to pre-order now on 2xLP, CD, and digital download. Pre-order: The Kills / Dom Mart / iTunes

 

Ash & Ice Tracklist

1. Doing It To Death

2. Heart Of A Dog

3. Hard Habit To Break

4. Bitter Fruit

5. Days Of Why And How

6. Let It Drop

7. Hum For Your Buzz

8. Siberian Nights

9. That Love

10. Impossible Tracks

11. Black Tar

12. Echo Home

13. Whirling Eye

 

THE RANGE SHARES 'FIVE FOUR' VIDEO, NEW ALBUM POTENTIAL RELEASED 25TH MARCH

The Range | 29/02/16

Image: The Range press photo

Following the release of the first single “Florida” from his forthcoming album Potential, Brooklyn, NY-based musician The Range (AKA James Hinton), has shared the second single, “Five Four”, with an accompanying video. Watch it below now.

As its backbone, the album Potential utilizes a series of vocal samples that Hinton found in the deep corners of YouTube. The new single, “Five Four”, finds Hinton exploring his love of early ’00s grime and mid ‘00s electronica while bringing it to a new sonic and emotional whole.  The music video, directed by Daniel Kaufman, features the London, UK-based grime MCs Ophqi and Super Thought, the musicians from the original YouTube sourced clip that Hinton used to write and produce “Five Four.”

Hinton had the following to say about the inspiration behind the song, and how it incorporates Ophqi and Superior Thought’s lyrics:

“Five Four is about the frustration of not being able to change the circumstances of a situation.

I think ST captures it well - “Scarred from the hard tasks and dreams that never came to pass … And yet he tried to walk the straight and narrow path but he fiend for the lights and the drama need an arsenal and an armor to inflict the force and cause trauma.”  

In addition to the forthcoming album Potential, a documentary titled Superimpose, directed by Daniel Kaufman, out this spring, will look at the human stories behind Ophqi, Super Thought, and the other unknown artists included on the album. As Hinton states, “I am very conscious that these people who I have sampled elevate what I do, just as much as my record brings their work somewhere else.”

In addition to recently being announced on the lineups of Osheaga Festival, Pitchfork Music Festival, and FORM Arcosanti, The Range will be playing a handful of pre-release shows this month in Los Angeles, New York City, London and Austin for SXSW. More dates to be announced soon.

The Range Tour Dates

03-01 Los Angeles, CA - Resident

03-05 New York, NY – Berlin NYC

03-09 London, UK – Pickle Factory

03-15 to 03-19 Austin, TX – SXSW

05-13 to 05-15 Arcosanti, AZ – FORM Arcosanti

07-15 to 07-17 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival

07-30 Montreal, QC – Osheaga Festival

 

PORCHES ANNOUNCES UK AND EU LIVE DATES PLUS WATCH A LIVE VIDEO FOR 'CAR'

Porches | 24/02/16

Image: Photo credit Jessica Lehrman

Aaron Maine’s Porches has announced new live dates through the UK and Europe in support of new album, Pool.

The dates – which follow an extensive US tour with Domino label mates Alex G and Your Friend – include appearances at The Great Escape festival in Brighton as well as a headline date at London’s Oslo on Monday May 23rd. The UK dates are as part of a co-headlining tour with long time collaborator Frankie Cosmos.

Alongside the announcement, a new live video for Pool album track ‘Car’, including footage from the band’s recent trip to the UK, can be seen below.

Full live dates are as follows, with the new UK and European dates highlighted bold : -

PORCHES TOUR DATES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tues May 17 || Amsterdam, Netherlands || De School

Weds May 18 || Brussels, Belgium || Nuits Botaniques+

Thurs May 19 || Brighton, UK || The Great Escape Festival

Sat May 21 || Manchester, UK || Deaf Institute+

Sun May 22 || Bristol, UK || Exchange+

Mon May 23 || London, UK || Oslo+

Weds May 25 || Paris, France || Point Ephemere

Tues May 31 || Berlin, Germany || Berghain Kantine

Sun June 5 || Nimes, France || This Is Not A Love Song

 

*w/ Alex G + Your Friend
+w/ Frankie Cosmos
 

NIGHT MOVES SHARE NEW SINGLE 'CARL SAGAN', NEW ALBUM PENNIED DAYS OUT APRIL 8TH

24/02/16

Image: Night Moves press shot - photo credit Bryan Dyballa

Night Moves today share the second single from their forthcoming album Pennied Days (out April 8th on Domino) – the album opener ‘Carl Sagan’. Listen to ‘Carl Sagan’ below.

Additionally, the band is pleased to announce an extensive US tour in support of Pennied Days. The tour kicks off with an album release show in their hometown of Minneapolis, on April 14, and will see them take in Canada and the East Coast in April, and the West Coast in May. All tickets will be on sale this coming Friday, February 26. 

Night Moves will also be at SXSW 2016. Further show announcements for SXSW are coming soon. 

The band previously shared a video for first single ‘Denise, Don’t Want To See You Cry’, directed by Anthony Sylvester(director of Shamir’s ‘In For The Kill’ and ‘On The Regular’ videos) and shot in upstate New York late last year. Watch the video for ‘Denise, Don’t Wanna See You Cry’ HERE.

Night Moves US Tour Dates

Thurs April 14 || Minneapolis, MN || First Ave

Sat April 16 || Chicago, IL || Schubas Tavern

Mon April 18 ||Toronto, ON || Drake Hotel

Tues April 19 || Montreal, QC || Le Divan Orange

Thurs April 21 || Philadelphia, PA || Boot & Saddle

Fri April 22 || Brooklyn, NY || Rough Trade

Sat April 23 || Boston, NY || Great Scott

Sun April 24 || Washington, DC || DC9

Mon April 25 || Columbus, OH || Rumba Cafe

Tues April 26 || Indianapolis, IN || The Hi-Fi

Wed April 27 || Madison, WI || The Frequency

Fri May 6 || Seattle, WA || Sunset Tavern

Sat May 7 || Portland, OR || Doug Fir Lounge

Tues May 10 || San Francisco, CA || Rickshaw Stop

Wed May 11 || Santa Barbara, CA || Velvet Lounge

Thurs May 12 || Los Angeles, CA || The Echo

Fri May 13 || San Diego, CA || Casbah

Sat May 14 || Phoenix, AZ || Rebel Lounge

Wed May 18 || Austin, TX || Sidewinder

Thurs May 19 || Houston, TX || Rudyards British Pub

Fri May 20 || Dallas, TX || Double Wide

Sat May 21 || Kansas City, MO || Tank Room

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Pre-order Pennied Days via iTunes HERE, or via the Domino Mart HERE. The deluxe LP - limited to 500 copies worldwide and available via the Dom Mart - comes in a single jacket with a printed inner sleeve, and includes a limited edition 10 inch with three bonus tracks. Each pre-order receives an instant download of ‘Denise, Don’t Wanna See You Cry’.  


 

 
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