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HOW TO DRESS WELL ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM "WHAT IS THIS HEART?"

How to Dress Well | 03/04/14

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More information at Weird World.

 

ARCHIE BRONSON OUTFIT - WE ARE FLOATING

Archie Bronson Outfit | 03/04/14

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Archie Bronson Outfit reveal a new track, We Are Floating, through Domino on Monday May 19th 2014.

 

Arp Cleveland of the Archie Bronson Outfit, said of the track:

We Are Floating is about flux, transition, motion, potions, disappearing notions, moving, grooving, hovering, bothering; being dazed but giving praise.”

It is taken from their forthcoming album, Wild Crush, which is released on the same day.

The single will be accompanied by a video directed by Adam Mallett.

Commenting on the video, Adam Mallett said:

Phantoms in the night move between horizon lines in a psychedelic world of transmogrification and candy coloured beauty. Your brain window opens up to a land where trees are ears, forks are fingers, and your heart is overwhelmed by a greater love. Welcome to your new home.”

 

Wild Crush, recorded in their home-town of Bath, is Archie Bronson Outfit’s fourth album, and their first since Coconut in 2010. It is released on standard LP (WIGLP333)/ limited edition purple coloured vinyl (WIGLP333X), CD (WIGCD333) and digitally (WIG333D). Also, for the audiophiles, the album was mastered at half speed for maximum aural pleasure, the first Domino album to use this process.

You can pre-order Wild Crush via Dom Mart HERE or iTunes HERE.

The bold, flirtatious artwork for both the single and album was designed by renowned illustrator Stevie Gee – www.steviegee.com.

Finally, having appeared at the Domino records night in celebration of Independent Venue Week at The Half Moon in Putney, SW London in late January, they recently announced a short U.K. tour to coincide with the album release. The band have also recently been confirmed to play this year’s End of the Road Festival.

The list of dates is as follows:

MAY

18th                   Dublin                                                  Workman’s Clubs

19th                   Manchester                                         Ruby Lounge

20th                   Bristol                                                   Lantern

21st                   London                                                  Islington Assembly Hall

 

AUGUST

29th-31st            Larmer Tree Gardens, Dorset                End of the Road Festival

 

Tickets for the shows are priced at £11 (£12.50 in London) and are available via www.ticketmaster.ie (Dublin), www.gigsandtours.com (Manchester), www.alt-tickets.co.uk (Bristol) and www.parallellines.ticketabc.com  (London).

 

STREAM AVEY TARE'S SLASHER FLICKS 'ENTER THE SLASHER HOUSE' NOW

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks | 02/04/14

Next week, April 8 (April 7 in the rest of the world) sees the release of Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks debut ‘Enter the Slasher House,’. Check out the visual stream of the entire album now for a limited time below and on the band’s website. The visuals for the album stream were created by Abby Portner.  See the previously released videos for lead single ‘Little Fang’ and ‘Strange Colores.’

The band will head out on a North American tour including a stop at the recently announced Pitchfork Music Festival in July. Dustin Wong will support all non-festival dates. All dates are below and a special ticket and album bundle is available to purchase now from the band's site, which also contains live performance footage.

Pre-order ‘Enter the Slasher House’ on CD, double heavyweight LP from the band's storethe Domino Mart and digitally from iTunes and get an instant gratification download of “Little Fang” and “Strange Colores.” Also, find it in your local record stores next week.  

Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks dates:

04-14 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
04-16 Minneapolis, MN  - Triple Rock Social Club*
04-17 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre*
04-18 Ann Arbor, MI – The Blind Pig*
04-19 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace*
04-21 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*
04-22 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall*
04-24 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s*
04-25 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall*
04-26 to 04-27 Asheville, NC – Moogfest
04-28 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups*
04-29 Nashville, TN – Exit In*
04-30 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Purgatory Stage)*
05-02 New Orleans, LA – Parish at House of Blues*
05-03 to 05-04 Austin, TX – Austin Psych Fest
07-18 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07-18 to 7-20 Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival

*w/ Dustin Wong

 

ALEXIS TAYLOR ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM, AWAIT BARBARIANS, FOR 9TH JUNE 2014

Alexis Taylor | 02/04/14

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We are pleased to announce the release of Alexis Taylor’s second solo album and first for Domino, Await Barbarians, on 9th June 2014.

Possessing the same immediacy as his music with Hot Chip and the adventurousness of his work with About Group, there is a special intimacy to the lyrics of Alexis Taylor’s Await Barbarians, a simplicity and candour in his expression of emotion, though the moments of honesty are matched with a sense of humour, playfulness and fun.

Playing and recording all the instruments himself apart from strings, Taylor also presents a more reflective side of his writing and singing, which comes into focus in a more confident and defined manner than before. With its brushed cymbal-led quiet and solitude, and its startlingly direct recording approach, the album recalls in places the work of such English luminaries as Mark Hollis and Robert Wyatt. Recalling such recordings is one thing, but the record doesn't sound especially like those. Await Barbarians' soundworld is entirely Taylor's own - at times claustrophobic, synth-led and dry, and at others spacious, warm and homely, it always places Taylor's unique and recognizable vocals up front in the mix, rarely adorned by audible effects.

Await Barbarians is a record whose warm tones draw you in, whose sequencing asks of the listener an uninterrupted session of close listening, and whose sound world reminds us of the pleasures of all that is quiet in music. It is rich in deep insight and profound feeling, a truly significant album by one of the country’s most continually arresting musicians.

Watch a video for the album track ‘Elvis Has Left The Building

Await Barbarians will be available on CD (WIGCD334), standard LP (WIGLP334) and Digital (WIG334D). Copies of the LP purchased through Dom Mart or indie retailers will include a bonus 7” featuring the tracks I Hope (a Bobby Charles cover), b/w Song Of Long. Click HERE to buy the album through Dom Mart and HERE through iTunes.

The tracklisting for Await Barbarians is as follows:

Lazy Bones 

From The Halfway Line 

Without A Crutch (2) 

Immune System 

Dolly and Porter 

Closer To The Elderly 

Elvis Has Left The Building 

Piano Ducks 

New Hours 

Where Would I Be? 

Am I Not A Soldier? 

Without A Crutch (1) 

Alexis Taylor will be performing live throughout the summer. Full dates with ticket links are as follows:

Fri 23/05/14: Hay on Wye – The Globe

Sun 25/05/14: London – The Ace Hotel - SOLD OUT

Sat 31/05/14: Glasgow – The Wee Chill

Thur 12/06/14: London – The Vortex

Wed 18/06/14: Leeds – The Brudenell

Thu 19.06/14: Manchester – Band On The Wall

Fri 20/06/14: London – Roundhouse Studio

Fri 18/07/14: Eigg – Howlin’ Fling – SOLD OUT

Fri 29/08/14: Shaftsbury – End Of The Road Festival

Sat 06/09/14: Portmeirion – Festival Number 6

 

DEEP FANTASY

White Lung | 27/03/14

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Resilient and hard hitting rock n’ roll outfit, White Lung are set to release their third album Deep Fantasy via Domino on June 16th/17th. The band is every bit as confrontational as before, but they’ve managed to open their sound up just enough to draw listeners in before kicking them in the face.  In a very good way.

After a year plus of near constant touring behind Sorry — which won raves from Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and Interview —White Lung slimmed to a trio in the studio; vocalist Mish Way, drummer Anne-Marie Vassiliou and guitarist Kenneth William.  Deep Fantasy was made primarily in Vancouver with producer Jesse Gander (who did both Sorry and their 2010 debut It’s The Evil) in just two, ten day-long sessions at the end of last year and the start of this one.  William handled bass duties on Deep Fantasy while Wax Idols' Hether Fortune will take up bass and backing vocal duties on tour for the foreseeable future.

Way is more provocative and melodic than ever on Deep Fantasy, lyrically surveying addiction (“Drown With the Monster”), body dysmorphia (“Snake Jaw”) and sexual dynamics (“Down It Goes,”) amongst other dinner table topics.  William, a devotee of Johnny Marr “plays with the speed of an 80s hardcore dude” whirled in Vassiliou’s relentless and seemingly effortless approach to drumming. 

 

ROYAL TRUX ‘THE RADIO VIDEO EP’ - REISSUED 19 MAY 2014 ON DOMINO

Royal Trux | 25/03/14

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Do you remember the summer of 1998; the traffic jams and morning radio?

How fantastic is it to be able to reach back and take those memories whole?

It was a brave old world back in the year 2000; on the Domino side of the street (we called it “the fast lane” — what did we know?), the production team of Adam and Eve deliriously blended the guilty pleasures of late 90s smooth r ’n’ b (as epitomized by the group Class Houses, featuring Reeta Young) with the pushy funk of Royal Trux. Featuring, ladies and gentlemen, Jennifer Herrema and Neil Hagerty, etc.

An album and an EP removed from the synapse-splitting Accelerator, “The Radio Video EP” knocked our vision of Royal Trux out of focus in five quick tracks, while simultaneously morphing into a new incarnation that we might finally hope to understand in some future days (2014? Nahhh...). Dance-poppin’ Trux! But a close listen to “The Radio Video EP” will find you following a trail backwards though Royal Trux history, walking along the blared lines and stinky beats of the “Mercury” b/w “Shockwave Rider” single and the “Spike Cyclone” double 7" (both now collected on, Singles, Live, Unreleased), as well as Veterans of Disorder’s “Sickazz Dog,” for pure drooling nonsense — all abstract momentos of rude and shocking compulsions built upon hard rock and roll.

Of course, this new EP wasn’t a catch-all release revisiting former poses —no, never! In keeping with Royal Trux tradition, “The Radio Video EP” was a new and hitherto untouched quantity — this time, well-machined, club-ready psych-pop, presented for the pleasure of all the people of Earth, with no discriminations.

Just months away from their sudden flameout, Royal Trux were still flying high, enjoying their little plot next to the mainstream and the bridge tolls that it provided To this end, “The Inside Game” was licensed to the major motion picture High Fidelity, for two young skateboarder types to mime at in punkish, sub-Beasties style. Elsewhere, the jam and-recitation “Victory Chimp, Episode 3” (much more of which was to come a decade down the line) was recorded at an unplugged session in a downtown Chicago Borders Books & Music one autumn afternoon in 1999. The Royal Trux release of summer 2000 promised even more renegade MOR rock and roll pleasures — but time wasn’t on their side for the next round.

Today, Neil and Jennifer are back in the face again, with a steady series of releases from The Howling Hex and Black Bananas strafing society from opposite sides of the divide. And from above and beyond, the next-to-last Royal Trux release (until the tales-from-the-crypt Hand of Glory dropped in ’02 — coming back soon!) is here and queer: “The Radio Video EP.

RECENT (AND CLASSIC) ROYAL TRUX

Veterans of Disorder, Three Song EP, Accelerator, Singles, Live, Unreleased, Cats and Dogs, Untitled, Twin Infinitives, Self-Titled

You can pre-order ‘The Radio Video EP’ via Dom Mart HERE.

 

AVEY TARE'S SLASHER FLICKS 'STRANGE COLORES' VIDEO; ON TOUR SOON!

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks | 24/03/14

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'Strange Colores' is the second track to be shared from Enter the Slasher House, the debut album from Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks out April 8, 2014 (April 7 in the rest of the world). Watch the Oliva Wyatt-directed video below. The song is a love song, drenched in a wall of color: “nicest light you would like a taste,” sings Avey on the track.

This is following the video for the 'Little Fang' directed by Abby Portner, which you can watch below as well:

The band will head out on a North American tour following the album’s release. All US dates are below and a special ticket and album bundle is available to purchase now from the band's site, which also contains live performance footage. Pre-order ‘Enter the Slasher House’ on CD, double heavyweight LP from the band's store or Domino Mart and digitally from iTunes and get an instant mp3 download of ‘Little Fang.’

04-14 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
04-16 Minneapolis, MN  - Triple Rock Social Club*
04-17 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre*
04-18 Ann Arbor, MI – The Blind Pig*
04-19 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace*
04-21 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*
04-22 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall*
04-24 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s*
04-25 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall*
04-26 to 04-27 Asheville, NC – Moogfest
04-28 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups*
04-29 Nashville, TN – Exit In*
04-30 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Purgatory Stage)*
05-02 New Orleans, LA – Parish at House of Blues*
05-03 to 05-04 Austin, TX – Austin Psych Fest
07-18 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07-18 to 7-20 Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival

 

THE AMAZING SNAKEHEADS ANNOUNCE NEW UK TOUR DATES FOR APRIL & MAY 2014

The Amazing Snakeheads | 24/03/14

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The Amazing Snakeheads have announced new tour dates across the UK this April and May. The tour includes two new London shows, The Barfly on April 22nd and Dingwalls on May 14th, as well as free shows in Bristol, Bournemouth and Reading. The show at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club in London on April 3rd is now sold out.

Full dates are as follows, with newly announced shows in bold:

March

28th: Late Nights in Broadcast – Glasgow

30th: Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh

April

3rd: Bethnal Green Working Mens Club (Sold Out)

22nd: Xfm X-Posure Live @ Barfly, London

25th: Late Nights in Broadcast , Glasgow

29thVoodoo, Belfast

30th: Whelan’s (Upstairs), Dublin

May

1st: Liverpool Sound City, Liverpool

2ndRoadhouse, Manchester 

3rd: Live at Leeds , Leeds

7th: 53 Degrees, Preston

8th: The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

13th: Start The Bus, Bristol

14th: Dingwalls, London

15th: 60 Million Postcards, Bournemouth

16th: Oakford Social Club, Reading

17th: Ramsgate Music Hall, Kent

20th: Rotown, Rotterdam, NL

21st:  Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam, NL

22nd:  Les Nuits Botaniques, Brussels, Belgium

24th: Manufaktur, Schorndorf, Germany

25th: Muffathalle, Munich, Germany

27th: Molotow, Hamburg, Germany

28th: Bi Nuu, Berlin, Germany

29th: Gebaude 9, Cologne, German

31st: Nuits Sonores, Lyon, France

July

24th-27th: Secret Garden Party 

27th: Stockton Weekender  

 

Here It Comes Again is the new single from The Amazing Snakeheads and will be available on 14th April 2014. The track is taken from the Glasgow band’s forthcoming debut album, Amphetamine Ballads, which is released on the same date.

 

The Amazing Snakeheads have also shared a video for Here It Comes Again - a fast, colourful video which reflects the force and the sentiment of the song. The video was directed by Alan Parks and edited by Dan Knight in Glasgow.

 

A monument to the redemptive powers of rock 'n' roll - full of rage, romance and dark humour - Amphetamine Ballads is an uncompromising, astonishingly visceral debut album. The album will be available on CD (WIGCD316), Digital (WIG316D) and on limited edition LP (WIGLP316X) which comes with a bonus 7” of Here It Comes Again b/w Stud. The album is available to pre-order from Dom Mart, HERE, and from iTunes HERE

 

IT'S TIME FOR A MOUSE ON MARS MOVIE

Mouse On Mars | 24/03/14

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It's time for a mouse on mars movie: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/mouse-on-mars-21-again

Longstanding German duo Mouse on Mars are celebrating their 21st year confusing listeners worldwide, and have some big plans for the celebration.

Along with Indiegogo and German filmmakers Kaliber16, the two surrealists have put together a campaign to rustle together funds for a documentary – entitled 21 Again – that will span Mouse on Mars’ long history, and we’re all for it.

From their comedic Vulvaland back in 1994 to their more recent flirtations with footwork and dubstep on Spezmodia, Andi Toma and Jan St. Werner’s peculiar experimentations with electronic music have dragged them through genres, trends and decades kicking and screaming. A career-spanning documentary feels like it could shine a welcome spotlight on one of the genre’s most unpredictable acts, and the filmmakers plan to splice together an enticing selection of rare footage and full interviews with Matthew Herbert, Tyondai Braxton, Mark E. Smith, Tortoise, Stereolab, Markus Popp and plenty more.

As expected, those who donate money to the campaign can expect a selection of goodies, from postcards, downloads and DVDs all the way to an actual producer’s credit on the film.

You can check out the campaign here, and don’t forget take a look at Mouse on Mars’ recent (brilliant) encounter with FACT TV.

 

FRàNçOIS & THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS LAUNCHES BRAND NEW PIANO OMBRE APP

Fránçois & the Atlas Mountains | 21/03/14

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This week, Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains release their new album Piano Ombre. Rather than just release the album through the traditional avenues, the band are releasing an innovative album app through iTunes to give fans a new way to experience the band’s music.

In addition to listening to the album, the album-app gives users a wealth of exclusive extras including access to additional tracks using the unique ‘Sun Tracker’ function, lyrics and song descriptions and updates from Frànçois via his handwritten tour journal.

Highly interactive and elegantly produced, it mirrors Frànçois Marry’s creativity towards his music perfectly. Heavily involved in the making of the app, Frànçois introduces the app below and offers a demonstration HERE.

“I am very excited to present Piano Ombre in the form of an application. Not only does it include a super version of the album, but it also includes an opportunity to dig further into the story behind each song, to follow the band on tour, and to have an insight of the band's creative environment.

 

When the label proposed me to take part in the creation of a Piano Ombre app, I was cautious of not creating just content that the user could collect and store (and forget about...) in their device. I wanted Piano Ombre to make the user look beyond their iPhone or iPad. I wanted an application that would make the user aware of where they are in space and in time.

 

That's why in order to unlock some exclusive Fránçois & The Atlas Mountains music, the Piano Ombre app invites you to track the position of the sun according to the time of the day or night you're in.

 

I hope you will enjoy the experience.

 

Fránçois”

 

The ‘Sun Tracker’ function is at the app’s core and a concept created by Frànçois. With 24 songs exclusive to the app available to unlock, users can take photographs of the Sun, add filters to emulate Piano Ombre’s artwork and share. As the Sun moves each hour, a different track will be made available.

 

Two versions of the app will be available through iTunes. The lite version will offer 90 second samples and an option to buy Piano Ombre. Lyrics, guitar chords, handwritten explanations of each song by Francois will also be available upon purchase. Purchase the lite version HERE.

The premium version will automatically allow users to listen to the album at any time and come complete with lyrics, chords and explanations. A digital download of the album will also be sent to their email address. The premium version will be available to purchase HERE from Monday 24th March.

As well as via the app, Piano Ombre is now available on CD (WIGCD321), LP (WIGLP321), Digital (WIG321D) and limited edition vinyl with a bonus 7” featuring two exclusive tracks, Sleepwalkers Town and Bus Rouge (WIGLP321X). The iTunes edition (WIG321D1) will feature the two bonus tracks as well as an instant grat of La Vérité. Order the album through Dom Mart, HERE and through iTunes, HERE.

Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains will be bringing their fantastic live show to the UK and Europe this Spring playing a sold out London headlining show at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen on the 26th of March.  We are very excited to announce that they will also be headlining The Scala on November 11th, as part of the prestigious Festival Les InRocKs Philips, the first time that Les Inrocks has brought their world renowned festival to the UK. Full dates are as follows:

25 March: La Nef, Angouleme, France

26 March: London, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen (SOLD OUT)
27 March: Bristol, The Lantern (ex-Colston Hall 2)
TICKETS

28 March: Liverpool, Leaf - TICKETS
29 March: Glasgow, Stereo -
TICKETS
30 March: Manchester, The Roadhouse -
TICKETS

3 April: Gallia Théâtre, Saintes, France

4 April: Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux, France

5 April: Atabal, Biarritz, France

9 April: La Gaité Lyrique, Paris, France

11 April: Lune des Pirates, Amiens, France

12 April: Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing, France

16 April: Big Band Café d’ Hérouville Saint Clair, Caen, France

17 April: 106, Rouen, France

18 April: Festival Mythos - Antipode, Rennes, France

19 April: Echonova, Saint Avé, France

15 May: Laiterie, Strasbourg, France

16 May: Amalgame, Yverdon, Switzerland

17 May: Theatre Lino Ventura, Nice, France

2 July: Les Arenes de Nimes, Nimes, France 

11 Nov: Festival Les InRocKs Philips, The Scala, London - TICKETS

For more information please contact:

Supported by the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts - Nesta, Arts & Humanities Research Council and public funding by

the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

 

The Digital R&D fund for the Arts is a £7 million fund to support collaboration between organisations with arts projects, technology providers, and researchers. It is a partnership between Arts Council England (www.artscouncil.org.uk), Arts and Humanities Research Council (www.ahrc.ac.uk) and Nesta (www.nesta.org.uk).

 

ALL WE ARE SIGN TO DOUBLE SIX & ANNOUNCE SINGLE ‘FEEL SAFE’ FOR MAY 5TH 2014

19/03/14

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More info at Double Six

 

DOMINO AT RECORD STORE DAY 2014

14/03/14

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Domino is happy to once again be involved with Record Store Day which will take place on April 19th 2014. A range of special edition releases listed below will be sold exclusively through independent outlets around the country and you can read more about each release further down the page.

Domino will be releasing the following:

Hamilton Leithauser – ‘Alexandra’ and ‘In The Shallows’ B-side 7”

Steve Mason – Monkey Minds in the Devil’s Time Greg Wilson mixes 12”

Villagers – ‘Occupy Your Mind’ 7”

 

Hamilton Leithauser – ‘Alexandra’ and ‘In The Shallows’ B-side 7”

Having announced his debut solo album Black Hours via Ribbon Music on May 5th, Hamilton Leithauser is marking a new chapter in his career, beginning by releasing a special double-sided 7” for Record Store Day.

‘Alexandra’’, the first track to be taken from Black Hours , will be available on 7” vinyl. The B-side will be ‘In The Shallows’, a brand new track recorded during Hamilton’s album sessions. Guests across the two tracks include Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend), Morgan Henderson (Fleet Foxes), Paul Maroon (The Walkmen), Richard Swift (The Shins/solo) and Hugh McIntosh from Leithauser’s first band, The Recoys.

Watch the video for ‘Alexandra’ HERE

Steve Mason – The Greg Wilson & Derek Kaye Remixes 12”

Monkey Minds In the Devil’s Time is an album that has been shaped by the current global political climate and the lack of dissenting voices in music and popular culture in general.  The righteous, undaunted anger at the heart of the album has helped to create Mason’s best record to date.

Now Steve Mason is releasing a special two-track 12” featuring remixes of ‘Seen It All Before’ and ‘Come to Me’ which both feature on last year’s Monkey Minds In the Devil’s Time. Remixes are courtesy of Greg Wilson and Derek Kaye.

Villagers – Occupy Your Mind 7”

Having won Ireland’s prestigious Meteor Choice Music Prize for their album {Awayland} last month, Villagers are set to release their new; James-Ford produced single ‘Occupy Your Mind’ on limited edition clear vinyl on Record Store Day. The 7” release will be backed by new track ‘Beatitudes’ exclusively for the occasion.

Watch the video for ‘Occupy Your Mind’ HERE

 

FRANZ FERDINAND REVEAL VIDEO TO NEW SINGLE, FRESH STRAWBERRIES

Franz Ferdinand | 13/03/14

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Franz Ferdinand have unveiled the video to their new single, Fresh Strawberries, which is released on Monday April 7th 2014 through Domino.

Taken from their much acclaimed fourth album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, the single, featuring Roxanne Clifford of Veronica Falls on guest vocals, was produced by Prince House Rabbit.  This special single version was mixed by David Fridmann (Tame Impala, MGMT, Flaming Lips) and is unavailable elsewhere.  The single also features Erdbeer Mund, a truly unique German language track, with lead vocals by Nick McCarthy.

The video for Fresh Strawberries was directed by Margarita Louca (Marina & The Diamonds, Blood Red Shoes & Wet Dog) and filmed on location in London.

Heist gone wrong

Existence

Oh – what's the bloody point?

Oh – what's the bloody point?

Oh – what's the bloody point?

So we asked Margariata Louca

Oh – what's the bloody point?

)

The single will be available as a 7” – pre-order it HERE, and as a digital bundle. 

The end of last year saw Franz Ferdinand play sold out shows in Japan and Australia and they return to the U.K. this week before heading to the U.S. and Canada for an extensive tour. 

Support on the U.K. tour will be Eagulls, except London where Mazes play on the 14th and The Bohicas on the 15th.

The list of dates is as follows:

MARCH

14th                                        London                                                  Roundhouse

15th                                        London                                                  Roundhouse

17th                                        Brighton                                                                Dome

18th                                        Bristol                                                     O2 Academy

19th                                        Southampton                                      Guildhall

21st                                        Birmingham                                         O2 Academy

22nd                                      Manchester                                         Academy

23rd                                       Dublin                                                    Olympia

25th                                        Glasgow                                               Barrowlands

26th                                        Leeds                                                     O2 Academy

27th                                        Newcastle                                           O2 Academy

 

Tickets for the shows are priced at £22.50 (except London where they are £25) and are available via www.ticketweb.co.uk. www.seetickets.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Additionally, they play a special 30-minute semi -acoustic in-store at Sunderland’s Pop Recs Ltd record shop on Thursday March 27th. Tickets for the show are priced at £5 (£2.50 for those providing proof of benefit) and are limited to one per person. Pop Recs Ltd is owned by Frankie & the Heartstrings and was opened in 2013.

Franz Ferdinand are still Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarthy, Bob Hardy and Paul Thomson. There’s still no one like them.

 

HOW TO DRESS WELL UNVEILS NEW TRACK “WORDS I DON’T REMEMBER”

How to Dress Well | 06/03/14

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Head to Weird World for more info

 

ARCHIE BRONSON OUTFIT - WILD CRUSH, THE NEW ALBUM OUT MAY 19TH 2014.

Archie Bronson Outfit | 06/03/14

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Archie Bronson Outfit have announced details of the release of their new album.  Wild Crush will be released through Domino on Monday May 19th 2014.

 

The first track to be unveiled from the album will be Two Doves On A Lake take a listen now.

 

The album is released on standard LP (WIGLP333)/ limited edition purple coloured vinyl (WIGLP333X), CD (WIGCD333) and digitally (WIG333D). Also, for the audiophiles, the album was mastered at half speed for maximum aural pleasure, the first Domino album to use this process. Pre-order the album via Dom Mart HERE and via iTunes HERE – album pre-orders come with an instant grat of Two Doves On A Lake.

The bold, flirtatious artwork was designed by renowned illustrator Stevie Gee – www.steviegee.com.

Wild Crush, recorded in their home-town of Bath, is Archie Bronson Outfit’s fourth album, and their first since Coconut in 2010.

Having waved farewell to founding member D Hobday and welcomed live collaborator Kristian Robinson (aka Capitol K) to help with some production and analogue synthesiser duties, the sound of A.B.O. in 2014 finds all essential check points intact - driving rhythms, howling romance, distortion, echo – but with a new clarity of vision.

Featuring 9 songs clocking in at a compact 32 minutes, and featuring long-time friend of the band Duke Garwood on baritone sax, Wild Crush is the sound of Archie Bronson moving forward with confidence and surety, an album that finds them rooting down yet unafraid to explore hidden musical corners and produce their most exhilaratingly direct music to date.

Having been friends since their teens, S Windett & Arp Cleveland’s musical journey is built on a code of brotherhood; instinctive and intuitive, with distinct nods to their shared musical passions, from driving krautrock motorik beats, moments of classic psych disorientation, to journeys deep into the heart of the Mississippi blues heartlands or ‘O Superman’ pioneering spirit of N.Y. circa 1981.

The years since their last album have seen a change in circumstance for both Arp and S Windett – Arp swapping London for the Cornish wilds and S Windett establishing himself a world-renowned painter with successful shows in London, Los Angeles, New York and Dusseldorf – a fact reflected in the album’s overriding topical thread of the search for salvation and transition via romance and escape.

The track listing of the album is as follows:

1.  Two Doves On A Lake

2.  In White Relief

3.  We Are Floating

4.  Love To Pin You Down

5.  Lori From The Outer Reaches

6.  Cluster Up & Hover

7.  Glory, Sweat And Flow

8.  Hunch Your Body, Love Somebody

9.  Country Miles

Finally, having appeared at the Domino records night in celebration of Independent Venue Week at The Half Moon in Putney, SW London in late January, they recently announced a short U.K. tor to coincide with the album release.

The list of dates is as follows:

MAY

18th                   Dublin                                      Workman’s Clubs

19th                   Manchester                             Ruby Lounge

20th                   Bristol                                       Lantern

21st                   London                                       Islington Assembly Hall

Tickets for the shows are priced at £11 (£12.50 in London) and are available via www.ticketmaster.ie (Dublin), www.gigsandtours.com (Manchester), www.alt-tickets.co.uk (Bristol) and www.parallellines.ticketabc.com  (London).

 

AVEY TARE'S SLASHER FLICKS 'LITTLE FANG' VIDEO; APRIL TOUR DATES

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks | 05/03/14

Image: Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks video still

We're excited to share the new video for “Little Fang,” the first video from Enter The Slasher House from Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks out April 8, 2014 (April 7 in the rest of the world).

Directed by long time Avey Tare / Animal Collective collaborator Abby Portner, the video tells the misadventure of Little Fang's journey to the cerebral carnival. The Little Fang puppet (part cat, part werewolf) was created by the renowned Jim Henson's Creature Shop and was wrangled by Michael Wick (Nightmare Before Christmas) and puppet mastered by Tim Lagasse (Crash and Bernstein & Sesame Street). Abby shot the video on location at Dorton's LA Carnival in Riverside, CA and at McCadden Studio Space in Hollywood, CA. 

"I think my goal for this video was to keep everything mostly in camera and handmade. I ended up using visual effects throughout the video, but I really wanted to showcase the craft of the things that were made like the puppet and physical set pieces," explains Abby. She goes on, "I also wanted to reference horror movies, like the car scene in Psycho and the lake in Malibu that the little girl climbs out of in the original Frankenstein. Dave [Portner] and I were inspired by Jim Henson, who had a funny dark side, so we tried to make a video that also had light hearted dark side". 

Head over to The Creators Project for behind the scenes photos from the shoot and an in-depth interview with director Abby Portner here.

Slasher Flicks by name alone is not what it appears to be. Scrambled horror film soundtracks? Not even remotely. A bunch of East Coasters making their quintessential LA album? No, more like escape from LA, say guitar-wielding Avey Tare (of Animal Collective), keyboard player and singer Angel Deradoorian (of Dirty Projectors, Deradoorian), and drummer Jeremy Hyman (of Ponytail, Dan Deacon). If LA is an environment to get lost in, as they claim, this group sewing roots in SoCal have become lost in the best way: relocating and reinventing sounds they’re already skilled in making, sounds that as Avey Tare says, are not only regionally unrestricted but that “come from a place that’s not human.”

The band will head out on a North American tour following the album’s release. All US dates are below and a special ticket and album bundle is available to purchase now from the band's site, which also contains live performance footage. Pre-order ‘Enter the Slasher House’ on CD, double heavyweight LP from the band's store or Domino Mart and digitally from iTunes and get an instant mp3 download of ‘Little Fang.’

04-14 Denver, Co – Larimer Lounge
04-16 Minneapolis, MN  - Triple Rock Social Club*
04-17 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre*
04-18 Ann Arbor, MI – The Blind Pig*
04-19 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace*
04-21 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*
04-22 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall*
04-24 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s*
04-25 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall*
04-26-04-27 Asheville, NC – Moogfest
04-28 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups*
04-29 Nashville, TN – Exit In*
04-30 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Purgatory Stage)*
05-02 New Orleans, LA – Parish at House of Blues*
05-03-05-04 Austin, TX – Austin Psych Fest
07-18-07-20 Louiseville, KY – Forecastle Festival

*w/ Dustin Wong

07-06 London, UK – Field Day Festival

 

THE AMAZING SNAKEHEADS SHARE VIDEO FOR ‘HERE IT COMES AGAIN’, RELEASED ON 14TH APRIL 2014

The Amazing Snakeheads | 05/03/14

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Here It Comes Again will be released as the new single from The Amazing Snakeheads and will be available on 14th April 2014. The track is taken from the Glasgow band’s forthcoming debut album, Amphetamine Ballads, which is released on the same date.

 

The Amazing Snakeheads have also shared a video for Here It Comes Again - a fast, colourful video which reflects the force and the sentiment of the song. The video was directed by Alan Parks and edited by Dan Knight in Glasgow. 

 

A monument to the redemptive powers of rock 'n' roll - full of rage, romance and dark humour - Amphetamine Ballads is an uncompromising, astonishingly visceral debut album. The album will be available on CD (WIGCD316), Digital (WIG316D) and on limited edition LP (WIGLP316X) which comes with a bonus 7” of Here It Comes Again b/w Stud. The album is available to pre-order from Dom Mart, HERE, and from iTunes HERE.

The Amazing Snakeheads have a monthly residency at Broadcast in Glasgow (Sauchiehall Street) until the end of April, and will be playing a show at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club on 3rd April plus a handful of festival dates.  Live dates are as follows:

20/03/14: Aberdeen – Café Drummond

22/03/14: Dundee – Buskers (free show)

28/03/14: Glasgow - Broadcast  

30/03/14: Edinburgh – Sneaky Pete’s

03/04/14: London - Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club

25/04/14: Glasgow - Broadcast  

02-05/05/14: Leeds – Live at Leeds  

28/05- 01/06/14: France: Lyon – Nuits Sonores

24-27/07/14: Secret Garden Party

 

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL ASSISTANT - UK APPRENTICESHIP

04/03/14

Image: DominoatTwenty

Domino Recording Co. is recruiting for an assistant to work within the digital department of the label. This is a full-time, one year Business Administration apprenticeship within the London office. The apprenticeship is run in partnership with DiVA (Diversity in Visual Arts), an independent training provider for creative media professionals. More information about apprenticeships is available on the DiVA website here.

The digital department at Domino works within the areas of: digital business development and commercial partnerships, rights management, content distribution, marketing strategies for our artist campaigns, and IT development. The Digital Assistant role is an entry-level, office based position, and will assist the day-to-day running of the department, with a specific focus on supporting the sales, marketing and operations functions.

Key activities include:

• YouTube rights management: uploading & managing audio and video assets, creating / maintaining ownership policies, and handling rights disputes

• Collating release schedules, priority sheets and visual assets for digital retail partners

• Collating digital retail and chart reports, plus ad-hoc sales and marketing data for specific artist projects

• Creating and maintaining music playlists and artist profiles across digital platforms

• Editing of graphical assets

• Ad-hoc administrative assistance, including editing existing web pages and creating geo-targeted links

This is a great opportunity for someone wishing to establish a career within the digital music industry, with a particular focus on the commercial areas of the business. Working closely with the team, you'll gain valuable hands-on experience to help develop your practical skills and industry specific knowledge. Please note that the majority of workload within the role will be administrative based. 

If you are interested in applying, please visit the following links for further information. To apply, you must complete an application form and send this to the team at DiVA, applications directly to Domino cannot be accepted.

Digital Assistant Apprenticeship - Vacancy Information

DiVA Application Form

 

WHITE LUNG SIGN TO DOMINO; WATCH 'DROWN WITH THE MONSTER' VIDEO

White Lung | 04/03/14

Image: White Lung photo

After releasing two hard-hitting albums and countless singles on various labels - we're thrilled to welcome White Lung to Domino.  Vancouver’s resilient rock n’ roll outfit hit the ground running with their new, powerful single “Drown With The Monster” which articulates prevailing lyrics and infectious guitars whirled in relentless drum beats. Watch the video below.

Mish Way on “Drown With The Monster”: “I was looking at these pieces by Andrea Mary Marshall in The New Inquiry and there was this quote from her, ‘Toxic Women are toxic to themselves. They are Tragic Heroines who blow dry their own wounds. I aspire to be the opposite.’  This song is about kicking habits and running away with a new distraction. It's a song about my two biggest vices, but I'd rather drown with the monster than blow dry my wounds."

Drown With The Monster 7" is available digitally and physically on limited edition 7" on April 29. It's available to pre-order now through the Domino Mart and receive an instant mp3 download of the title track.

 

White Lung will be playing at The Great Escape in Brighton which takes place from May 8th-10th.  For more information visit HERE

 

FRANZ FERDINAND REVEAL VIDEO TO NEW B SIDE, ERDBEER MUND

Franz Ferdinand | 04/03/14

Image: FFEM

Franz Ferdinand release a new single, Fresh Strawberries, on Monday April 7th 2014.

Taken from their much acclaimed fourth album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, the single, featuring Roxanne Clifford of Veronica Falls on guest vocals, was produced by Prince House Rabbit and features Erdbeer Mund, a new German language track which was unveiled online last week and now has an accompanying video which can be watched here: 

Shot in deepest Bavaria, the video was directed by band member, Nick McCarthy’s sister, Anna McCarthy.

The end of last year saw them play shows in Japan and Australia and they return to the U.K. in March before heading to the U.S., Canada & Mexico for an extensive tour. 

Support on the U.K. tour will be Eagulls, except London where Mazes play on the 14th and The Bohicas on the 15th.

The list of dates is as follows:

MARCH

14th                                        London                                                  Roundhouse

15th                                        London                                                  Roundhouse

17th                                        Brighton                                                                Dome

18th                                        Bristol                                                     O2 Academy

19th                                        Southampton                                      Guildhall

21st                                        Birmingham                                         O2 Academy

22nd                                      Manchester                                         Academy

23rd                                       Dublin                                                    Olympia

25th                                        Glasgow                                               Barrowlands

26th                                        Leeds                                                     O2 Academy

27th                                        Newcastle                                           O2 Academy

 

Tickets for the shows are priced at £22.50 (except London where they are £25) and are available via www.ticketweb.co.uk. www.seetickets.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Watch highlights from the band’s performance at the inaugural 6Music Festival at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester last weekend HERE.

Additionally, they play a special 30-minute semi -acoustic in-store at Sunderland’s Pop Recs Ltd record shop on Thursday March 27th. Tickets for the show are priced at £5 (£2.50 for those providing proof of benefit) and are limited to one per person. Pop Recs Ltd is owned by Frankie & the Heartstrings and was opened in 2013.

Franz Ferdinand are still Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarthy, Bob Hardy and Paul Thomson. There’s still no one like them.

 
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