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.
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)
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.
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."
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
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
14th November – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK *
Tickets on sale for Shepherd’s Bush Empire at 10am on 25th March HERE.
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.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by May 13th 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 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.
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 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.
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
5:00 PM - End of An Ear in-store || FREE & OPEN TO PUBLIC
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 ^
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: -
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:
The Kills have unveiled details of their highly anticipated fifth album. Entitled Ash & Ice, the albumwill 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.
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
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
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.
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
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’.
After the critically acclaimed release Deep Fantasy(2014), White Lung return with their fourth studio album Paradise, due out May 6, 2016 on Domino. Coming in at a succinct yet powerful 28 minutes, the albumsimmers with desire and pain, love and beauty, and a seething urgency, hurtling towards the album closer and title track Paradise at signature breakneck speed.
In addition to today’s album announcement, White Lung are pleased to share the video for first single ‘Hungry’, which was scripted by Mish Barber-Way and Justin Gradin, directed by Gradin, and stars Amber Tamblyn (Sisterhood Of The Travelling Pants, The Ring, 127 Hours, House).
Says Gradin on the video:
“’Hungry’ plays with identity and perception, and the idea that sometimes public attention can create more isolation and delusion. The video focuses on a self-obsessed girl (who is barely famous as the model on a brand of canned condensed milk) as she struggles to seem important while being haunted by the ghosts of fame until her eventual epiphany of disposability."
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, Cold War Kids, 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.
“There’s this really stupid attitude that only punks have where it’s somehow uncool to become a better songwriter. In no other musical genre are your fans going to drop you when you start progressing. That would be like parents being disappointed in their child for graduating from kindergarten to the first grade. Paradise is the best songwriting we have ever done, and I expect the next record to be the same. I have no interest in staying in kindergarten.” – Mish Barber-Way, in conversation with Annie Clark.
Paradise is available to pre-order now on limited edition deluxe colored vinyl, limited edition tri-glitter cassette, CD, and digital download.
White Lung will be touring extensively in support of the new album. All dates currently announced are listed below, including SXSW next month and their return to UK shores in May. Tickets go on sale this Friday from www.whitelung.ca.
White Lung 2016 Tour Dates
Fri Mar 11 || Vancouver, BC || The Cobalt Cabaret
Tues 15 – Sat 19 Mar || Austin, TX || SXSW
Sun 20 Mar || San Antonio, TX || Paper Tiger
Fri 6 May || Toronto, ON || Velvet Underground
Sat 7 May || Brooklyn, NY || Baby’s All Right
Tue 24 May || Brighton || Green Door Store
Wed 25 May || Bristol || Start the Bus
Thu 26 May || London || The Victoria
Fri 27 May || Birmingham || The Flapper
Sat 28 May || Leeds || Brudenell Games Room
Sun 29 May || Manchester || The Star & Garter
Tue 31 May || Paris || Point Ephemere
Wed 1 Jun || Liege || La Zone
Thu 2 Jun || The Hague || Paard
Fri 3 Jun || Amsterdam || Paradiso
Fri 22 Jul || Oro-Medonte, ON || Way Home Festival
Georgia has today shared the brand new video for ‘Heart Wrecking Animals’, one of the stand out tracks to be taken from her eponymous debut album, which is out now. The video was directed by award-winning London based artist, Kate Moross (Disclosure, Jessie Ware, Wild Beasts). Watch it now below.
Inspired by the spacious ambience and sporadic bursts of colourful chaos of an Oneohtrix Point Never concert she attended, ‘Heart Wrecking Animals’ sees Georgia wearing her heart on her sleeve, delivering an emotively raw-edged love song. Georgia’s performance here equally showcases her unfeigned emotion.
On the video, Georgia says, “This song means a lot to me and it seemed that Kate got inside the emotions of the song and her vision for it feels so right. ‘Heart Wrecking Animals’ marked a certain part of my life and helped shape my debut album. It feels like a good time to share this with you all.”
Animal Collective have shared “Golden Gal,” the second single from their new album Painting With, out this Friday on Domino. Stream the songhere.
“Golden Gal” follows on from the first single “FloriDada” and the release of the band’s free Painting With iOS app that allowed for collaborative painting between fans while having early access to the Painting With song “Lying in the Grass.”
A worldwide 2016 Animal Collective tour starts this Friday at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA. All shows are listed below.
Painting With is available to pre-order in standard CD and LP formats. The album in CD and LP formats will be available in three different covers, featuring each Animal Collective member – Avey Tare, Geologist, and Panda Bear - as painted by Brian DeGraw. All pre-orders come with instant downloads of “FloriDada” and “Lying In The Grass”.
Painting With tracklisting
2. Hocus Pocus
4. Lying In The Grass
5. The Burglars
6. Natural Selection
7. Bagels In Kiev
8. On Delay
9. Spilling Guts
10. Summing The Wretch
11. Golden Gal
Animal Collective Tour Dates
Fri Feb 19 || Philadelphia, PA || Union Transfer || SOLD OUT *
Sat Feb 20 || Portsmouth, NH || 3S Artspace || SOLD OUT *
Mon Feb 22 || Boston, MA || Royale Boston || SOLD OUT *
Tues Feb 23 || New York, NY || Irving Plaza || SOLD OUT *
Wed Feb 24 || New York, NY || Irving Plaza || SOLD OUT *
Fri Feb 26 || Columbus, OH || Newport Music Hall || SOLD OUT *
Sat Feb 27 || Chicago, IL || Concord Music Hall || SOLD OUT *
Sun Feb 28 || Minneapolis, MN || First Avenue || SOLD OUT *
Tues Mar 1 || Denver, CO || Ogden Theatre || TIX *
Wed Mar 2 || Salt Lake City, UT || The Depot || TIX *
Fri Mar 4 || Seattle, WA || Neptune || SOLD OUT *
Sat Mar 5 || Portland, OR || Roseland Theater || SOLD OUT *
Julia Holter today shares the video for new single ‘Everytime Boots’, which will be released on February 26th to coincide with her upcoming UK and US tours.
Directed by Ramona Gonzalez, the video follows an enigmatic character (Ramona Gonzalez) following a cowboy (Rene Solomon) following another cowboy (Julia Holter). Watch the new video below now.
After an incredible sold out performance at London’s Islington Assembly Hall in November, Holter will return to the UK for a string of live dates (listed below), of which London, Manchester and Edinburgh are already sold out. She will also perform at this weekend’s 6 Music Festival in Bristol.
Shadowy, psychedelic adventurers, Higher Authorities, are happy to announce their forthcoming debut album, Neptune, for 20th April 2016.
Listen to debut track, ‘Colour’, below now.
Neptune, a collection of warped psychedelic dub and electronic explorations will be available on CD & digitally on 20th April 2016. The release date – 4/20, a day of huge significance in cannabis culture – is no coincidence. Neptune is proper head music, an old-fashioned headphones album where the devil is in the lo-fi details.
Produced by the Higher Authorities, the albumwas augmented by legendary dub producer Adrian Sherwood, who brought his mad box of sound effects to proceedings.
For Higher Authorities, visual identity is important. There is symbolism at work here, the pineapples on the album artwork possibly refer to Liverpool's wealthy merchant's houses who had pineapples on the gateposts. One of the pineapples is smoking, it all ties in.
‘Colour’ is the first single the duo has shared from the album, and the first window into their cosmic world.
‘Neptune’ is available to pre-order now on CD (WIGCD355) and digitally (WIG355D) now. Pre-order the album here: Dom Mart / iTunes
Following last year’s re-emergence with Instrumentals 2015, three of Flying Saucer Attack’s most revered albums - Distance, Further and Chorus – are to be re-issued on Domino on March 18th 2016.
Stream Distance’s ‘Ocean’, Further’s ‘In The Light of Time’ and Chorus’ ‘Feedback Song’ via fsa.space now HERE.
David Pearce re-materialised last year with the beautiful Instrumentals 2015 and attracted all manner of attention - as one does when one emerges from self-imposed exile holding a glittering prize. Without warning he became part of the musical landscape once again, heralding a new phase of the project he initiated in the early 1990s. Interviews and retrospective features assessed his importance in the continually unfolding story of British music, referring back to the music contained within these three artifacts, which sound as untainted - even more so, in fact - as they did on their initial release.
There are many that believe the concept of electric folk to have died at some point in the 1970s following the heyday of bands and artists such as Fairport Convention, Roy Harper and John Martyn. These three reissues give the lie to that commonly held misconception. For while Distance, Further and Chorus do not cleave all that faithfully to the folk rock template established by the electrified rovers of that supposed golden age, and incorporate elements absorbed from musics as varied as krautrock, drone and dub, they can be considered in that lineage, with its Arcadian attitude to the unsullied landscapes of Britain and romanticised idea that old traditions may, at some point, produce something fresh and unheard.
All three are essential listening for those who are still capable of dreaming even as our dreams are co-opted and second guessed in a digital era which is revealing itself to be monstrously voracious and venal. Distance, Further and Chorus open up spaces in the mind where one may wander at will, Pearce’s excoriating feedback serving as a dream weapon designed to cleanse the grit from the mind’s eye. The melodies beyond the noise reassure us that it’s okay to take this route away from the superhighway and explore paths trodden only by a few, Pearce and collaborators included. This may be derided by some as escapism; rather it is parallelism. The search for alternatives, when the very term ‘alternative’ has been devalued beyond all recognition.
Each of the three albums come in a 20th Anniversary Vinyl Repress format, cut in 180gm heavyweight virgin vinyl from original masters by Matt Colton at Alchemy. The albums will also be available on CD & digital formats.
All three albums are available packaged together exclusively through Domino Mart. Purchases through Domino Mart are also eligible to win test pressings of Instrumentals 2015, of which there are two pairs to win.