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

Petite Noir | 23/06/15

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

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

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


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

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

Tracklisting:

 

1 Intro Noirwave

2 Best

3 Freedom

4 Seventeen (Stay)

5 Just Breathe

6 La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful

7 MDR

8 Colour

9 Down

10 Inside

11 Chess

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

Sat 04 July 2015 Belfort, France - Les Eurockéennes

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

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

Sat 18 July 2015 Dublin, Ireland - Longitude

Sun 23 August 2015 NYC, USA – Afropunk

Tue 15 September 2015 London, UK - Lexington

Wed 16 September 2015 Glasgow, UK  - Stereo

Thu 17 September 2015 Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute

Mon 21 September 2015 Paris, France - Badaboum

Tues 22 September 2015 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique/Witloofbar

Thu 24 September 2015 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg

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

 

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

Georgia | 18/06/15

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

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


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

Georgia artwork

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

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

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

Tracklisting:

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

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

Thurs 9th July – UK, London, Electrowerkz

 

Tues 13 Oct - UK, Bristol, O2 Academy*

Wed 14 Oct - UK, Portsmouth, Pyramid Centre*

Fri 16 Oct - UK, Glasgow, Barrowland*

Sat 17 Oct - UK, Manchester, Albert Hall*

Sun 18 Oct - UK, Leeds, Beckett University*

Tues 20 Oct - UK, Nottingham, Rock City*

Wed 21 Oct - UK, Cambridge, Corn Exchange*

*with Hot Chip

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

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

Watch the video for ‘Move Systems’, HERE.

Listen to ‘Be Ache’, HERE.

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY: INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANT

17/06/15

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

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

Our Candidate will have the following attributes:

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

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

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

 

PAVEMENT ANNOUNCE THE SECRET HISTORY VOLUME 1 FOR AUGUST 2015

Pavement | 17/06/15

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

TRACKLISTING:

1. Sue Me Jack

2. So Stark (You’re A Skyscraper)

3. Summer Babe (7” Version)

4. Mercy Snack: The Laundromat

5. Baptiss Blacktick

6. My First Mine

7. Nothing Ever Happens

8. Here (Alternate Mix)

9. Greenlander

10. Circa 1762 (Peel Session 1)

11. Kentucky Cocktail (Peel Session 1)

12. Secret Knowledge Of Backroads (Peel Session 1)

13. Here (Peel Session 1)

14. Rain Ammunition (Peel Session 2)

15. Drunks With Guns (Peel Session 2)

16. Ed Ames (Peel Session 2)

17. The List Of Dorms (Peel Session 2)

18. Conduit For Sale [Live Brixton 1992]

19. Fame Throwa [Live Brixton 1992]

20. Home [Live Brixton 1992]

21. Perfume V [Live Brixton 1992]

22. Summer Babe [Live Brixton 1992]

23. Frontwards [Live Brixton 1992]

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

25. Two States [Live Brixton 1992]

26. No Life Singed Her [Live Brixton 1992]

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

28. Box Elder [Live Brixton 1992]

29. Baby Yeah [Live Brixton 1992]

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

 

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

LA Priest | 17/06/15

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


DATE: Tuesday 23rd June 2015.


TIME: 14:00 GMT+1

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

THEME: LEARNING TO LOVE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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About the speakers and organisers: 

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

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

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

 

 

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

Dan Deacon | 15/06/15

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

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

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

Director Mirabile says in regards to the collaboration:

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

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

Dan Deacon tour dates:

06-15 Brighton, UK – The Haunt

06-16 London, UK – Oval Space

06-17 Manchester, UK – Islington Mill

06-18 Glasgow, UK – Centre for Contemporary Arts

06-19 Dublin, IE – Body & Soul

07-26 Carrboro, NC – Carrboro Town Commons

08-07 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands

08-13 Rees, DE – Haldern Pop Festival

08-14 Gothenberg, SE – Way Out West

08-15 Oslo, NO – John Dee

08-16 St. Malo, FR – La Route Du Rock

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

08-21 Charleville Mezieres, FR – Cabaret Vert

08-22 Pully, CH – For Noise

08-23 Hamburg, DE – Dockville

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

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

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

10-10 Los Angeles, CA – Festival Supreme

 

SUMMER INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE AT DOMINO

10/06/15

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Summer internship available at Domino.

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

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

Key tasks include:

Setting up promo schedule templates and maintaining these accurately

Arranging phoners and tour promotion as required

Keeping accurate records of promo activities

Assisting with general admin tasks like updating artist notes

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

You will report to the International Promotions Manager.

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

 

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

 

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

Royal Trux | 09/06/15

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

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

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

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

Domo Des Burros

A          Two Sticks

The Boxing Story

Ba        Electric Boxing Show

Bb        Four Kings

Bc        Golden Lament

Bd        Pots And Pansy

Be        K-9 To The Core

 

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

Ducktails | 08/06/15

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

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

St. Catherine, his fifth full-length under his solo moniker, is a finely-honed collection of baroque pop songs that take the blissful, cascading melodic fretwork that Mondanile has made his signature with both Ducktails and his other band, Real Estate, and applies it to songs of considerable new emotional heft and dynamic range.

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

When Mondanile finally settled back in LA at the start of 2015, it was Rob Schnapf, co-producer of Elliott Smith's classic albums XO and Either/Or, that he turned to in order to help put the finishing touches to St. Catherine. Together, the pair added a new crispness and punch to the record's more upbeat, psychedelic pop tracks (such as James Ferraro-featuring, lolloping lead single "Headbanging In The Mirror", and the soaring "Into The Sky"), that recalls the artful muscularity of Smith's later work, whilst title track, the heavenly "St. Catherine" boasts one of Mondanile's greatest ever lead guitar lines and benefits greatly from Schnapf's warm, rich feel.

Where St. Catherine impresses even moreso, however, is when Mondanile steps out of his comfort zone, as he does frequently and with great success. The Julia Holter-featuring "Church" and "Heaven's Room", tracks which see Mondanile flex his muscles as a composer and arranger, introducing complex, interlocking vocal harmonies, gorgeously sweeping string parts (provided by Chris Votek and Andrew Tholl) and a host of off-kilter electronic elements into his sonic palate - channelling the likes of Broadcast, and Stereolab but with a younger, wide-eyed sensibility. 

St. Catherine will be available on July 24th on CD (WIG361CD), Digitally (WIG361D), standard edition LP (WIGLP361) and on limited edition coloured vinyl LP (WIGLP361X) through Dom Mart. St. Catherine is available through Dom Mart HERE and through iTunes HERE.

Tracklisting:

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

 

FFS SHARE VIDEO FOR PISS OFF

FFS | 08/06/15

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

 

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

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

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

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

The dates are as follows:

 

JUNE

16th                              Glasgow                                Arts School SOLD OUT

19th                              Montendre                            Free Music Festival

20th                              Ruoms                                                Aluna Festival

22nd                             Zagreb, Jarun                       Inmusic Festival

24th                              Brussels                                   Ancienne Belgique

26th                              Paris                                        Bataclan SOLD OUT

29th                              London                                  The Troxy      

 

JULY

1st                                Cologne                                Gloria

2nd                               Amsterdam                           Melkweg – SOLD OUT

4th                                Dinan                                      Bobital L’Armor A Sons Festival

5th                                Lyon                                        Transbordeur

7th                                Genova                                 Goa Boa Festival

8th                                Zurich                                     Summer Odyssee

10th                              Trencin                                   Pohoda Festival

11th                              Barcelona                             Cruilla Festival

16th                              Catania                                 Zanne Festival

18th                              Lisbon                                     Super Bock Super Rock

19th                              Spain                                      Benicassim Festival

 

AUGUST

20th                              Lausanne                               For Noise Festival

21st                              Hasselt                                    Pukkelpop Festival

24th                              Edinburgh                              Festival Theatre SOLD OUT

25th                              Manchester                          Albert Hall

22nd                             Biddinghuizen                       Lowlands Festival

28th                              Paris                                        Rock En Seine Festival

SEPTEMBER

3rd                                Treviso                                                Home Festival

5th                                Rovereto                               We Are Next Festival

10th                              Copenhagen                       Tivoli

12th                              Berlin                                      Lollapalooza

 

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

 

BOB MOSES SHARE NEW TRACK, TALK

Bob Moses | 04/06/15

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

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

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

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

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

Stay tuned for more exciting news to come.

TOUR DATES

 

5th June - Pacha, Dubai

7th June - Parklife, Manchester

12th June - Bob Beaman, Munich

13th June - Found Festival, London

17th June - Beach House, Ibiza

18th June - Pacha, Barcelona

20th June - Garten, Lebanon

27th June - Watergate, Berlin

28th June - Keisgrube, Neuss

2nd July - Heart, Ibiza

4th July - Pitch, Amsterdam

5th July - Paradise City, Belgium

8th July - DC10, Ibiza

12th July - Nuba, Paris

23rd July - Block Club, Tel Aviv

25th July - Gipsy, Moscow

26th July - Tomorrowland, Belgium

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

1st August – MoMA PS1, New York

2nd August - Osheaga Festival, Montreal

13th August - Sunkissed, Oslo

15th August - Chill Out Festival, Turkey

22nd August - Hinterhof, Basel

23rd August - All Day I Dream, Berlin

26th August - Musikaliska, Stockholm

27th August - Heart, Ibiza

23-27 August – Decibel Festival, Seattle, WA

 

LA PRIEST STREAMS NEW TRACK 'LORRY PARK', DEBUT ALBUM INJI RELEASED 29TH JUNE

LA Priest | 03/06/15

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With the forthcoming release of debut album Inji on June 29th, Sam Dust AKA LA PRIEST has released Lorry Park, the third track to be taken from his highly anticipated debut.

The new track follows in the lead of debut singles Oino (stream HERE) and Party Zute / Learning To Love (stream HERE) with each new track etching out Dust’s futuristic sonic mosaic in beguiling new ways.

Lorry Park’s release precedes a spotlight show at London’s Field Day Festival this Saturday June 6th at 5pm on the Shacklewell Arms stage. The appearance fronts a run of high profile festival slots at the likes of Way Out West and Iceland Airwaves festivals and follows his sold out London headline dates as well as a packed-out and lauded slot at this year’s Great Escape Festival.

Inji, released on 29th June 2015, is the debut solo album by LA PRIEST. Across its ten audaciously imaginative tracks, Inji reasserts Dust as a truly idiosyncratic voice in British music, applying the same frantically eclectic, mischievous and wilfully absurd spirit of his previous band, the beloved Late of the Pier, to ever more nuanced and affecting songwriting and composition. 

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

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

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

Inji will be available on CD (WIGCD344), LP with download code (WIGLP344), Deluxe LP with download code (WIGLP344x) & Digital (WIG344D) with an instant grat of ‘Oino and ‘Party Zute / Learning To Love’. Pre-order the album through Dom Mart HERE and through iTunes HERE.

Inji Tracklisting:

1.     Occasion

2.     Lady's In Trouble With The Law  

3.     Gene Washes With New Arm  

4.     Oino  

5.     Party Zute / Learning To Love

6.     Lorry Park  

7.     Night Train  

8.     Fabby

9.     A Good Sign  

10.   Mountain  

Forthcoming LA PRIEST live dates are as follows:        

Sat 06 Jun       UK                  London            Field Day                               

Fri 03 Jul         NL                   Amsterdam     Pitch Festival                         

Thu13 Aug      Sweden           Gothenburg     Way Out West

Wed 04 Nov    Iceland             Reykjavik        Iceland Airwaves

 

GEORGIA ANNOUNCES EPONYMOUS DEBUT ALBUM, OUT 7TH AUGUST 2015

Georgia | 02/06/15

Image: Georgia Press Shot credit Laura Coulson

We are proud to announce the debut eponymous album by multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter Georgia Barnes, released on 7th August 2015. Watch a trailer for the album featuring the opening track, Intro, below.

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

 

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

Born and raised in a deeply musical household in north west London, Georgia combined music study at London's SOAS with a stint working on the counter at Rough Trade and quickly made a lot of very natural musical connections, being invited to play drums with DIY innovators such as Kwes and Kate Tempest.

Georgia herself is a warm, compelling, malleable voice as believable a sensual soul-bearer as she is raucous provocateur (as witnessed at her dynamic recent live shows at The Great Escape and supporting Hot Chip and Kelela) and a very necessary new pop star for 2015. 

 


Georgiawill be available on CD (WIGCD357), LP (WIGLP357), Deluxe LP (WIGLP357X) and Digital (WIG357D). The Deluxe LP comes with a bonus 10”.  You can pre-order the album via Dom Mart or iTunes.  Pre-orders will feature 4 instant grats - Intro, Move Systems, Be Ache and Digits.

Watch the video for Move Systems HERE.

Tracklisting:

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

Georgia will be playing at the official Field Day aftershow at The Waiting Room in Stoke Newington on Saturday the 6th of June, headlining London’s Electowerkz on Thursday the 9th of July and shall be supporting Hot Chip on their October UK tour – dates as follows:

Sat 6th June – UK, London, The Waiting Room – free show, tix on application

Thurs 9th July – UK, London, Electrowerkz

 

*with Hot Chip

Tues 13 Oct - UK, Bristol, O2 Academy*

Wed 14 Oct - UK, Portsmouth, Pyramid Centre*

Fri 16 Oct - UK, Glasgow, Barrowland*

Sat 17 Oct - UK, Manchester, Albert Hall*

Sun 18 Oct - UK, Leeds, Beckett University*

Tues 20 Oct - UK, Nottingham, Rock City*

Wed 21 Oct - UK, Cambridge, Corn Exchange*

 

FLYING SAUCER ATTACK ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM INSTRUMENTALS 2015, WATCH THE NEW VIDEO FOR INSTRUMENTAL 7 NOW

Flying Saucer Attack | 01/06/15

Image: Instrumentals

Flying Saucer Attack release Instrumentals 2015, their first album in 15 years on Friday the 17th of July 2015.  Comprised of 15 fresh David Pearce solo performances recorded in characteristically lo-fi manner at home, using guitars only on tape and CD-R, Instrumentals 2015 is an album that will appeal both to FSA diehards and those wholly unfamiliar with the outfit’s recorded output. 

The 15 tracks on Instrumentals 2015 present an impressionistic narrative which transports the listener through the excoriating dronescapes and rueful introspection of the album’s early pieces to the more redemptive cadences of the its closing half. Given its sense of momentum, maintained through Pearce’s thoughtful sequencing, this is an album that should be experienced in its entirety, the better to appreciate its deliberate emotional arc.

Celebrated director Peter Strickland has shot his first music video for Instrumental 7, after meeting Dave and using the song ‘Seven Seas’ in his recently released film ‘The Duke Of Burgundy. Watch the video HERE.

My first ever music video for a band that I'm very glad to see the return of. 

Within the Great Plains of Hungary, one can almost hear this music resonating far away in the endless expanse. Three of us in the flatfield for three days with Flying Saucer Attack on our headphones and trying to remember how to use light meters whilst observing a world that mankind is gradually departing from. “ – Peter Strickland

Instrumentals 2015 will be available on CD (WIG351), digitally (WIGD351)) and on double heavyweight vinyl, tip on sleeve with downloads (WIGLP351), featuring an etching by Rachel Coe, who was previously a member of Flying Saucer Attack and is currently in Movietone.  The cover artwork is by David’s sisters Erin and Tamsin.  You can pre-order Instrumentals 2015 from Dom Mart, iTunes and your local quality record store.

Domino will be issuing a vinyl repressing of classic Flying Saucer Attack albums in the future, news to follow shortly.

 

OWEN PALLETT DEBUTS NEW VIDEO, "THE PASSIONS", DIRECTED BY BRIAN VU

Owen Pallett | 28/05/15

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Today OWEN PALLETT debuts a brand new video clip from his critically acclaimed In Conflict album. Director Brian Vu said the following about the video, which was premiered via i-D, ‘The Passions was filmed by my friends and I in familiar places. It’s an abstraction of the various stages of love shot within a video portrait style.’

Pallett said the following about the track: ‘I wrote “The Passions” after a period during which my definitions of “love” were being redefined.  Queers are united by our desires, by our prioritization of the needs of our bodies and souls over the needs of tradition and societal structures.  But I feel there is more to it than that.  Our lovers are our family, our brothers and sisters as well as our sexual partners.  “The Passions” is about the blurry distinction between these definitions.’

Following dates in Europe, Owen Pallett arrives in the UK later this week for 4 live dates culminating in a performance at Field Day Festival on London on Saturday June 6th. Pallett will also be appearing at this year’s Sonar and Green Man Festivals. Full live dates are below, with UK dates in bold. Tickets are available here.

May 28th | Vancouver BC | Biltmore Cabaret 

June 1st | Coventry UK | Fargo Village

June 3rd | Cardiff UK | Portland House 

June 6th | London UK | Field Day - Victoria Park 

June 11th | Ogden UT | Ogden Amphitheatre 

June 13th | Toronto ON | Bestival 

June 14th | Calgary AB | Luke’s Drug Mart 

June 15th | Winnipeg | Union Sound Hall 

June 19th | Barcelona SP | Sonàr 

July 13th | Quebec City QC | Festival D’Été de Québec 

July 18th | Ostrava CZ | Colours of Ostrava 

July 23rd | Cartagena SP | La Mar de Músicas - Catedral Antigua 

July 21st | Lausanne CH | For Noise Festival 

August 22nd | Storkow DE | Musikfestival Alinea Lumr 

August 23rd | Brecon Beacons UK | Greenman Festival 

August 25th | Frankfurt DE | Palmengarten Musikpavillon 

August 26th | Berlin DE | Pop-Kultur Festival 

September 5-6th | Essen DE | Ruhrtrienalle 

September 10-12th | Raleigh NC | Hopscotch Music Festival 

In Conflict is full of love songs— more specifically, songs about liminal states and our loved ones locked in battle with them.  “The record is meant to approach ‘insanity’ in a positive way,” Owen says— emphasis on the ironizing scare quotes around singular notions of insanity.  “Depression, addiction, gender trouble, and the creative state are presented as positive, loveable, empathetic ways of being.  Not preferable, per se, but all as equal, valid positions that we experience, which make us human.”  Watch the album trailer for In Conflictfeaturing illuminating liner notes in an alpine landscape, HERE.

In Conflict is available on CD, digitally, standard edition LP, and on limited edition double LP (with 3 bonus tracks), through Dom Mart. You may order the album HERE.

 

PATRICK WATSON EXTENDS U.S. AND EUROPEAN TOUR THROUGH AUTUMN, WATCH NEW VIDEO FOR 'HEARTS'

Patrick Watson | 27/05/15

Image: Patrick Watson Love Songs For Robots

Acclaimed Canadian artist Patrick Watson confirms new U.S. and European fall tour dates in support of his new album Love Songs for Robots (out now via Domino Records). The tour will now run through December, concluding with dates in New York City (at Irving Plaza) and Philadelphia (Under Ground Arts). The first of his US Love Songs For Robots dates is tonight, at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC.

In celebration of the commencement of the US tour, Patrick Watson is pleased to share a video for “Hearts”, recorded at a secret album release show in Montreal recently. Watch the video below.

In addition, KCRW yesterday featured previous single “Places You Will Go” as “Today’s Top Tune”—a preview to Watson’s upcoming appearance on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” on June 5.

Love Songs for Robots continues to receive widespread critical acclaim:

“Expansive and intricate…”—NPR Music

“Passionate…as nearly hallucinatory as it is pleasing to the ears.”—The FADER

“Otherworldly…Simply put, Love Songs for Robots is gorgeous.”—Boston Globe

“Watson’s voice exists in that airy, impossible realm that seems
more spiritual than physical in form.”—Stereogum

“Watson has outdone himself.”—Paste

The music was recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and Pierre Marchand Studio in Montreal. Of the record, some of which debuted at private concerts in small loft spaces, Watson explains, “I wanted to make a science fiction R n’ B meets Vangelis erotica with a zest of folk kind of record.” It was only halfway through writing the record when the artist found himself having, by his own submission, “a bad year” did more personal themes begin to creep in. “I started thinking about how emotional reactions were more mechanical than we think and the only thing left between us and artificial intelligence is the act of inspiration. Just food for thought.” Watch the official video for “Places You Will Gohere.

Watson composes, performs and records his albums with his full band of almost a decade, which includes Joe Grass (guitars), Robbie Kuster (drums/percussion) and Mishka Stein (bass). The recipient of Canada’s elite Polaris Music Prize in 2007, Watson and his band have performed to over 100,000 people at the 2009 Montreal Jazz Festival as well as with full orchestras in Amsterdam and Montreal. Raised and still living in Montreal, Watson himself has composed 15 scores for both film and television, including a trailer for “The Walking Dead” and Wim Wenders’ new 3D film “Everything Will Be Fine”, where he performed the songs “Cynical World” (an original for the film) and “Lighthouse.”

Love Songs For Robots is available on iTunes. The vinyl edition comes with an additional 7”, featuring a non-album track, and can be along with the CD on the Domino Mart.

PATRICK WATSON TOUR DATES

05/27 Washington DC @ 9:30 Club &

05/28 Brooklyn NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg & (SOLD OUT)

05/30 Boston MA @ The Sinclair &

05/31 Providence RI @ Columbus Theatre

06/02 San Francisco CA @ The Chapel (SOLD OUT)

06/04 Los Angeles CA @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery (SOLD OUT)

06/06 San Diego CA @ The Casbah !

07/05 Trois-Rivières QC @ FestiVoix *

07/11 Sherbrooke QC @ Théâtre Granada

07/17 Quebec City QC @ Festival d'Été de Québec ^

07/23 Calgary AB @ Calgary Folk Festival

08/01 Montreal QC @ Osheaga Festival

08/20 Pully CH @ For Noise Festival

08/21 Biddinghuizen NL @ Lowlands Festival

08/22 Brecons Beacons UK @ Green Man

09/04 Vlieland NL @ Into de Great Wide Open

09/05 Vlieland NL @ Into de Great Wide Open

09/06 Maastricht NL @ Bruis Festival

09/24 Nashville TN @ Exit/In

09/25 Urbana IL @ Pygmallion Festival #

09/26 Cincinatti OH @ Mid Point Music Festival

09/28 Chicago IL @ Lincoln Hall

09/29 Minneapolis MN @ Varsity Theatre

09/30 Winnipeg MB @ Garrick Centre

10/02 Edmonton AB @ The Starlite

10/05 Vancouver BC @ Commodore Ballroom

10/06 Errington BC @ Errington War Memorial Hall

10/08 Seattle WA @ The Crocodile

10/09 Portland OR @ Doug Fir

10/11 San Francisco CA @ The Independent

10/13 Los Angeles CA @ Teragram Ballroom

11/14 Hamburg DE @ Knust

11/15 Cologne DE @ Luxor

11/16 Berlin DE @ Heimathafen

11/22 Lyon FR @ Epicerie Moderne

11/23 Strasbourg FR @ La Laiterie

11/26 Paris FR @ Casino de Paris

12/11 New York City NY @ Irving Plaza

12/11 Philadelphia PA @ Underground Arts

! w/ Villagers

& w/ The Low Anthem

* w/ Emilie & Ogden

^ w/ The Barr Brothers

# w/ Tune-Yards, Zola Jesus

 

THE BOHICAS ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM 'THE MAKING OF', RELEASED 21ST AUGUST

The Bohicas | 26/05/15

Image: The Making Of

Quickly building a stellar reputation on the back of a series of singles introducing their ludicrously melodic, snarling guitar pop, The Bohicas release their eagerly anticipated debut album ‘The Making Of’ on August 21st on Domino.  Watch the band in action in the trailer for Pulse Films’ director duo thirtytwo’s (Blur’s ‘No Distance Left To Run, LCD Soundsystem’s ‘Shut Up And Play The Hits’) tour documentary from the ‘Swarm Over Essexxx’ tour below.

‘The Making Of’ lands blow after blow. Featuring early singles XXX and Swarm, alongside Radio 1 playlisted To Die For and Where You At, the album is two barrels' worth of electrifying tunes and crackling 21st Century rock and roll.

The Bohicas are rock and roll painted in vivid primary colours. Hi def, loud, fast, shiny and above all fun. A barrage of killer hooks, razor blade riffs and choruses that slap you in the face, grab your hand and lead you onto the dance floor. All shot through with pulp imagery torn from the pages of a graphic novel.

‘The Making Of’ was produced by Mark Rankin (Queens Of The Stone Age, Bombay Bicycle Club), Chris ‘Merrick’ Hughes (Tears For Fears, Adam And The Ants) and Oli Bayston (Toy, Boxed In).

The Bohicas are Dominic McGuinness, drummer Brendan Heaney, guitarist Dominic John and bassist Adrian AcolatseThe Bohicas’ story began in Essex where, as schoolmates, McGuinness, Heaney and John first came together over a love of The Beatles, The Kinks, Ray Charles and the new wave of guitar bands who emerged at the start of the century after the scrag ends of Britpop had finally limped off.

‘The Making Of’ will be available on CD, vinyl and digitally. In addition, the album will also be released in two special formats - the Deluxe Edition will feature a bonus 7” single featuring In The Mood and Rewind Replay, and will be available from Domino Mart and select indies. The same two tracks will also feature on the iTunes Bonus Track Edition.

The album’s artwork was created by illustrator Tomer Hanuka. “The immediacy and impact of Tomer's style marries perfectly to how we want our music to sound,” explains McGuinness. “The subject of most of the songs is a boy longing for a girl. We thought the cover should be inviting and dangerous so we asked Tomer to draw someone who is about to fuck off into the future and this is your chance to join her.”

‘The Making Of’ tracklisting:

1. I Do It For Your Love                                                   

2. To Die For                                                                       

3. Only You                                                                          

4. Girlfriend                                                                        

5. The Making Of                                                              

6. Where You At                                                               

7. XXX                                                                                    

8. Swarm                                                                              

9. Red Raw                                                                          

10. Upside Down and Inside Out                               

11. Somehow You Know What I Mean    

                

iTunes Bonus Tracks / Bonus 7”

12. In The Mood                                                             

13. Rewind Replay                                                       

Recent months have seen The Bohicas return home for their Swarm Over Essexxx tour and play a scintillating sold out four-night residency at The Social.  Currently embarking upon a headline tour including a London date at Oslo on June 4th, the band will also be playing major festivals across the UK and Europe this summer.

Wed 27 May – UK, Glasgow, King Tuts

Thurs 28 May– UK, Newcastle, Cluny

Sat 30 May – Spain, Primavera

 

Mon 1 June – UK, Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach

Tues 2June – UK, Bristol, Louisiana

Wed 3 June – UK, Southampton, Joiners

Thurs 4 June – UK, London, Oslo

Sat 6 June – UK, Birmingham, The Rainbow

Sun 7 June – UK, Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

Mon 8 June – Manchester, Soup Kitchen

 

Mon 13 July – France, Festival Musilac

Fri 17 July – UK, Truck Festival

Sat 18 July – Ireland, Longitude Festival

Sun 19 July – Belgium, Dour Festival

Fri 24 – Sun 26July – Japan, Fuji Rock Festival

Fri 31 July – UK, Camp Bestival

 

Sat 1 August – UK, Kendal Calling

Sun 2 August – UK, Y Not Festival

Sat 22 August – Netherlands, Lowlands Festival

 

Sat 5 September – UK, Festival No. 6

Sun 6 September – Jersey Live Festival

 

DUCKTAILS SHARES VIDEO FOR SINGLE HEADBANGING IN THE MIRROR, NEW ALBUM ST. CATHERINE OUT JULY 24TH

Ducktails | 21/05/15

Image: Ducktails press photo by Rob Kulisek

Ducktails, a.k.a. Matt Mondanile, is pleased to today share the video for new single “Headbanging In The Mirror”. Directed by Rose Schlossberg, the video was shot in and around Los Angeles, Mondanile’s recently adopted habitué.  The clip visually encapsulates the graceful wistfulness of the song as he ventures across the landscapes of southern California in solitude.

The recently announced new album, St. Catherine, Matt Mondanile’s fifth outing as Ducktails, will be released worldwide on July 24th. The album emerges from the roots of Mondanile's previous work, from the free-form, ambient bedroom experiments of seminal underground release Landscapes (2009), to 2013's eighties pop re-imagination The Flower Lane, but ultimately moves Ducktails on to a more refined, personal and sincere place.

St. Catherine is a finely-honed collection of baroque pop songs that take the blissful, cascading melodic fretwork that Mondanile has made his signature with both Ducktails and his other band, Real Estate, and applies it to songs of considerable new emotional heft and dynamic range. 

St. Catherine will be available on July 24th on CD, digitally, standard edition LP, and on limited edition coloured vinyl LP through Dom Mart. St. Catherine is available through Dom Mart HERE and through iTunes HERE

Ducktails will be touring Europe and North America with his band throughout the summer. All dates are below, including new West Coast dates announced today.  

May 26: Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands

May 27: La Maroquinerie, Paris, France

May 28: Ekko, Utrecht, Netherlands

May 29: Marie Antoinette, Berlin, Germany

May 30: Immergut Festival, Neustreiltz, Germany

May 31: Radar, Aarhus, Denmark

June 1: Pustervik, Goteborg, Sweden

June 2: Bla, Oslo, Netherlands

June 3: Lilla Hotellbaren, Stockholm, Sweden

June 4: Mejeriet, Lund, Sweden

June 5: Kleiner Donner, Hamburg, Germany

June 6: DOK, Gent, Belgium

June 7: Field Day, London, UK

June 8: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK

July 24: Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA

July 31: Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia, PA

August 1: Euclid Tavern, Cleveland, OH

August 2: The Bishop, Bloomington, IN

August 3: Schuba’s, Chicago, IL

August 4: The Loving Touch, Ferndale, MI

August 5: Garrison, Toronto, ON

August 6: Casa Del Popolo, Montreal, QC

August 7: Great Scott, Boston, MA

August 8: Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY

August 28: Seattle, WA, Barboza

August 29: Vancouver, BC, Fortune Sound Club

August 30: Portland, OR, Mississippi Studios

September 1: San Francisco, CA, The Chapel

September 2: Santa Cruz, CA, The Crepe Place

September 4: Los Angeles, CA, The Echo

September 6: San Diego, CA, The Casbah

 

FFS REVEAL THE VIDEO TO THEIR NEW SINGLE, ‘JOHNNY DELUSIONAL’

FFS | 20/05/15

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FFS – the unique collaboration between Franz Ferdinand and Sparks – are pleased to present the first video from their forthcoming self-titled album.

The stunning video, which accompanies the single Johnny Delusional, was directed by acclaimed French directors AB/CD/CD who have previously worked on videos for Royal Blood, Lily Allen, Kasabian and The Postal Service.

Talking about the video, the band said:

"The first video for a brand new band sets the tone of how they may be perceived forever and we wanted a video that was mysterious, kinetic, artistic, and, well, made us look good."

The single, released on Monday June 8th 2105 on Domino, was recorded at London’s RAK Studios in London during the album sessions and produced by Grammy-award winner John Congleton (St Vincent, David Byrne, Anna Calvi).

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

The dates are as follows:

 

JUNE

16th                               Glasgow                                  Arts School (sold out)

19th                               Montendre                               Free Music Festival

20th                               Ruoms                                      Aluna Festival

22nd                              Zagreb, Jarun                          Inmusic Festival

24th                               Brussels                                     Ancienne Belgique

26th                               Paris                                         Bataclan (sold out)

29th                               London                                                The Troxy         

 

 

JULY

1st                                 Cologne                                  Gloria

2nd                                Amsterdam                              Melkweg (sold out)

4th                                Dinan                                       Bobital L’Armor A Sons Festival

5th                                Lyon                                         Transbordeur

7th                                Genova                                   Goa Boa Festival

8th                                Zurich                                       Summer Odyssee

10th                               Trencin                                     Pohoda Festival

11th                               Barcelona                                Cruilla Festival

16th                               Catania                                   Zanne Festival

18th                               Lisbon                                      Super Bock Super Rock

19th                               Spain                                       Benicassim Festival

 

AUGUST

20th                               Lausanne                                 For Noise Festival

21st                               Hasselt                                     Pukkelpop Festival

24th                               Edinburgh                                Festival Theatre (sold out)

25th                               Manchester                             Albert Hall

22nd                              Biddinghuizen                          Lowlands Festival

28th                               Paris                                         Rock En Seine Festival

SEPTEMBER

3rd                                Treviso                                      Home Festival

5th                                Rovereto                                  We Are Next Festival

10th                               Copenhagen                          Tivoli

12th                               Berlin                                        Lollapalooza

 

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

Their self titled debut album, released on the same day as the single, Monday June 8th, is available on CD and download and also as 16 track double vinyl + limited edition double colour vinyl special edition & deluxe CD editions featuring the extra tracks ‘So Many Bridges’, ‘King Of The Song’, ‘Look At Me’ and ‘A Violent Death’.  You can pre-order FFS via DomMart  iTunes and Amazon - http://po.st/FFSAm

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY: BUSINESS AFFAIRS JUNIOR

18/05/15

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Domino is seeking a Business Affairs Junior to join the Business Affairs Department working across the record label and publishing company.

This is an interesting and varied role with exposure to many parts of the music business.  

Core responsibilities include:

• Preparing short form agreements for compilation releases, broadcasts, sync licenses including negotiating within prescribed limits

• Coordinating signing and finalisation of agreements

• Updating licensing spreadsheets and arranging delivery of masters to external labels

• General contracts administration and coordination, maintaining files

• Managing priorities and task lists

• Simple contract drafting and amendment

• Liaison with other departments and artist management in relation to clearances

• Drafting and issuing letters

The preferred candidate would demonstrate the following skills:

  • Strong administrative, time management, organisation and planning skills
  • A professional manner with superior communication skills both verbal and written and computer competencies in the Microsoft package
  • Experience with legal documentation and contracts preferred
  • Responds calmly to pressure and challenge
  • Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people and is diplomatic and tactful in all dealings
  • Is open and trustworthy
  • Works collaboratively with others and enjoys working in a team

To apply for this vacancy you must complete an application form and return this to Tolu@diversityinvisualarts.com   before Monday 1st June.  We no longer accept CVs and covering letters as a form of application. You can find an application form on DiVA (Diversity in the Visual Arts) website:  www.diversityinvisualarts.com/site/jobs

 

VILLAGERS EVERYTHING I AM IS YOURS RELEASED AS SINGLE + TOUR DATES

Villagers | 14/05/15

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Everything I Am Is Yours will be the next single released from Villagers’ acclaimed new album Darling Arithmetic, with an impact date of 29th June. The accompanying video was directed by Jamie Thraves (Radiohead, Sam Smith, Blur).

Echoing the song’s tender depth, the Everything I Am Is Yours video sees Conor O’Brien as the soundtracking leader of a lovelorn protagonist in search of solace with O’Brien himself becoming emotionally and physically connected to his every move.

Darling Arithmetic is the follow-up to Conor O’Brien’s debut, Becoming a Jackal, and its successor, Awayland - both hugely acclaimed and each nominated for The Mercury Music Prize.  It’s a breathtakingly beautiful, intimate album entirely about love and relationships. For more information on Darling Arithmetic visit the album’s microsite HERE.

 

Following a UK tour which included a stunning performance at The Barbican in London, Villagers announce further live dates for the summer. Villagers will perform as special guests to Rufus Wainwright at the Royal Hospital Chelsea as part of Live At Chelsea on June 12th, as well as appearances at Bushstock Festival in Shepherds Bush, Deer Shed Festival, Belladrum and Green Man. The band have also confirmed a number of dates in the US in June playing alongside Patrick Watson and Calexico as well as headline dates in Los Angeles and Seattle. Live dates are as follows, with newly announced dates in bold:

Wed 13 May – Germany: Cologne: Gebaeude

Thu 14 May – Germany: Berlin: Babylon

Sat 16 May – Holland: Nijmegen: Doornroosje

Sun 17 May – Belgium: Brussels: Cirque Royal

Wed 20 May – Ireland: Dublin: Olympia Theatre

Thu 21 May - Ireland: Dublin: Olympia Theatre

Sat 23 May – Ireland: Cork: Opera House

Sun 24 May – Ireland: Limerick: Big Top

Mon 25 May – UK: Belfast: Mandela Hall

Tues 2 June - US: San Francisco, CA, The Chapel (w/ Patrick Watson)

Thu 4 June - US: Los Angeles, CA, Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (w/ Patrick Watson)

Fri 5 June - US: Los Angeles, CA, The Echo

Sat 6 June - US: San Diego, CA, Casbah (w/ Patrick Watson)

Fri 12 Jun - UK: London: Live at Chelsea - Royal Hospital Chelsea (with Rufus Wainwright)

Sat 13 Jun – UK: London: Bushstock Festival - St Stephens Church

Sat 27 Jun - Norway: Oslo: Piknik I Parken (Pip Festival) - Courtyard Stage

Wed 8 July – USA: San Francisco, CA: The Fillmore

Thur 9 July – USA: Napa, CA: City Winery

Sat 11 July – USA: Seattle, WA: Barboza

Sun 12 July – Canada: Vancouver, BC, Vogue Theatre

Sat 18 Jul - Holland: Leeuwarden: Welcome to the Village festival - Main stage

Sat 25 Jul - UK: Topcliffe: Deer Shed Festival - Main stage (Baldersby Park)

Sun 26 Jul - Germany: Eltville: Heimspiel Knyphausen Festival - Main stage

Sat 08 Aug – UK: Inverness: Belladrum - Grassroots Tent

Fri 21 Aug - UK: Brecon Beacons  Green Man - Mountain stage (main stage)

Sun 23 Aug – Switzerland: Winterthur: Winterthurer Musikfestwochen

Sun 30 Aug – NL: Amsterdam: Amsterdam Woods Festival - Main stage

Tickets for all shows are available fromwww.wearevillagers.com/live

 

Darling Arithmetic is available now on CD, ltd gold vinyl LP, and digitally. Purchase the album on CD or LP through Dom MartHERE and digitally through iTunesHERE.

Darling Arithmetic Tracklisting

Courage

Everything I Am Is Yours

Dawning On Me

Hot Scary Summer

The Soul Serene

Darling Arithmetic

Little Bigot

No One To Blame

So Naïve

 

HOT CHIP STREAM NEW ALBUM WHY MAKE SENSE? IN FULL, RELEASED 18TH MAY

Hot Chip | 12/05/15

Image: Hot Chip - Why Make Sense? - Unique Artwork

With its forthcoming release 18th May on Domino, Hot Chip are streaming new album Why Make Sense? in full now - listen to the album HERE.

Why Make Sense? features the acclaimed singles Huarache Lights (watch the video HERE) and Need You Now (watch the video HERE) alongside the recently released title track - streamed via a mock-up news website coinciding with the UK’s general election (stream the track HERE) - and Burning Up (watch the video HERE), taken from a bonus EP, Separate EP, released with a special edition of the album available to pre-order from iTunes now HERE.

The new album was recorded in Oxfordshire and London and produced by Hot Chip with Mark Ralph and mixed by the band, David Wrench (FKA Twigs, Caribou) and Jimmy Douglass (Timbaland, Aaliyah). The album features guest appearances from De La Soul’s Posdnuos and Scritti Politti’s Green Gartside (Love Is The Future), as well as live instrumentation and backing vocals from touring band members Sarah Jones and Rob Smaughton.

Why Make Sense? will be available on all standard formats as well as a special edition available for a limited time only, featuring a bonus EP, Separate EP, with 4 new tracks recorded during the album sessions. Due to a unique and bespoke printing technique which has never been used before, the new album Why Make Sense? will come in one of 501 different colours making every cover unique. View the artwork, designed by Nick Relph,HERE (GIFs available here:small |large)

To coincide with the release of Why Make Sense?, Hot Chip have announced a series of worldwide tour dates commencing this week, culminating in an extended run of shows including London’s O2 Brixton Academy in October. The band will also be making a number of high profile festival appearances including Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, Sonar, Green Man and many more.

Forthcoming live dates are as follows with UK dates in bold. Support on the October UK headline dates comes from new Domino signing Georgia (all dates except London) and Lonelady (London only) :

Tue 12 May - UK, Glasgow, Glasgow School of Art (w/ DJ Pete Fowler) – SOLD OUT

Wed 13 May - UK, Manchester, Gorilla (w/ DJ Pete Fowler) – SOLD OUT

Thu 14 May - UK, London, Oval Space (w/ Georgia) – SOLD OUT

Sun 17 May - Belgium, Brussels, Les Nuits Botanique – SOLD OUT

Tue 19 May - Netherlands, Amsterdam, Tolhuistuin – SOLD OUT

Wed 20 May - Germany, Berlin, Heimathafen – SOLD OUT

Thu 21 May - France, Paris, La Gaite Lyrique – SOLD OUT

 

Mon 25 May – USA, George, WA, Sasquatch Festival

Tue 26 May – USA, Portland, OR, Roseland Theater

Thu 28 May – USA, Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre

Sat 30 May – USA, Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue

Sun 31 May – USA, Milwaukee, WI, Turner Hall Ballroom

 

Tue 2 June – USA, Detroit, MI, Majestic Theatre

Wed 3 June – Canada, Toronto, ON, Danforth Music Hall

Thu 4 June – USA, Boston, MA, House of Blues - Boston

Fri 5 June – USA, Washington, DC, Echostage

Sun 7 June – USA, New York, NY, The Governors Ball Music Festival

Sat 13 June - Turkey, Istanbul, Effe’s One Love Festival

Thu 18 June - Spain, Barcelona, Sonar By Day Festival

Fri 19 June - Spain, Barcelona, Sonar By Night Festival

Thu 25 June - Belgium, Werchter, Rock Werchter

Fri 26 June - UK, Pilton, Glastonbury Festival

Thu 2 July - Denmark, Roskilde, Roskilde Festival

Fri 3 July - Netherlands, Amsterdam, Pitch Festival

Sun 5 July - France, Calvi, Calvi On The Rocks

Fri 10 July - UK, Perthshire, T In The Park

Sun 12 July - France, Aix-les-Bains, Musilac Festival

Mon 13 July - Switzerland, Montreaux, Montreaux Jazz Festival

Sat 18 July - UK, London, Lovebox

Sat 25 July - Russia, Moscow, Afisha Picnic Festival

Fri 31 July - USA, Chicago, IL, Lollapalooza

 

Sun 2 Aug - Canada, Quebec, Osheaga Festival

Fri 7 Aug - Canada, British Columbia, Squamish Valley Music Festival

Sun 9 Aug - USA, San Francisco, CA, San Francisco’s Outside Land

Tue 11 Aug – USA, Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre (plus special guests ‘!!!’ and Com Truise)

Fri 21 Aug - UK, Crickhowell, Green Man Festival

Sat 22 Aug - Netherlands, Biddinghuizen, Lowlands Festival

Sat 29 Aug - Switzerland, Zurich, Zurich Openair Festival

Sun 30 Aug - France, Paris, Rock En Seine Festival

 

Sat 5 Sept - Ireland, Stradbally, Electric Picnic

Sat 12 Sept - Germany, Berlin, Lollapalooza Berlin

 

Tues 13 Oct - UK, Bristol, O2 Academy (w/ Georgia)

Wed 14 Oct - UK, Portsmouth, Pyramid Centre (w/ Georgia)

Fri 16 Oct - UK, Glasgow, Barrowland (w/ Georgia)

Sat 17 Oct - UK, Manchester, Albert Hall (w/ Georgia)

Sun 18 Oct - UK, Leeds, Beckett University (w/ Georgia)

Tue 20 Oct - UK, Nottingham, Rock City (w/ Georgia)

Wed 21 Oct - UK, Cambridge, Corn Exchange (w/ Georgia)

Thu 22 Oct - UK, London, O2 Brixton Academy (w/ Lonelady)

 

Tickets available now from http://live.hotchip.co.uk/

Pre-order Why Make Sense? from Dom MartHERE and via iTunesHERE. All pre-orders come with an instant grat of Huarache Lights (watch HERE) and Need You Now (watch HERE).

 

Why Make Sense? tracklisting is as follows:

 

1. Huarache Lights

2. Love Is The Future

3. Cry For You

4. Started Right

5. White Wine and Fried Chicken

6. Dark Night

7. Easy To Get

8. Need You Now

9. So Much Further To Go

10. Why Make Sense?

 

Separate EP tracklisting is as follows:

 

1. Burning up

2. Separate

3. Move With Me

4. Re-harmonize



 

WATCH PANDA BEAR'S "COME TO YOUR SENSES" VIDEO; GORILLAVSBEAR TAKEOVER

Panda Bear | 07/05/15

Image: Panda Bear by Tonje Thilesen

Panda Bear has shared a new video for Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper track ‘Come To Your Senses’. Watch it below or over at GorillavsBear as Noah Lennox is guest editing the site today. This follows the videos for previous PBVSGR tracks "Mr. Noah," "Boys Latin," and most recently "Tropic of Cancer." Also, listen to the recent remix of "Come To Your Senses" done by PC Music affiliate Danny L Harle below.

Lennox says of the Sam Fleischner-directed video shot in Lisbon where Lennox resides, “Rua da Rosa is the narrow but main street cut through the Bairro Alto neighborhood here in Lisbon. Visitors mainly stock the area during the day but it’s perhaps the principle target for partying Lisbon teenagers Thursday through Sunday nights. The constant shifts make it a particularly fascinating neighbourhood to me. It’s noisy except for Sunday mornings. I’d had an idea for a while to shoot the street for a bit to catch the traffic. When my friend Sam was here shooting a short thing we made for the recent album he was game to give the idea a go.”


Panda Bear is in the US this week for a series of shows and recently announced a three night run at Bowery Ballroom Oct 13-15 as part of this year's CMJ festival. See all the dates below.
 
05-08 Nashville, TN - Exit In [Buy tickets]
05-09 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel [Buy tickets]
05-10 Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival [Buy tickets]
05-24 Bradley, CA - Lightning in a Bottle Festival [Buy tickets]
05-28 Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound Festival [Buy tickets]
07-17 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival [Buy tickets]
10-13 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom [Buy tickets]
10-14 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom [Buy tickets]
10-15 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom [Buy tickets]
 

DUCKTAILS ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM 'ST. CATHERINE', STREAM NEW TRACK 'HEADBANGING IN THE MIRROR' NOW

Ducktails | 05/05/15

Image: Ducktails - St. Catherine artwork

Unfurling out of Los Angeles this July comes St. Catherine, Matt Mondanile’s fifth outing as Ducktails. The new album emerges from the roots of Mondanile's previous work, from the free-form, ambient bedroom experiments of seminal underground release Landscapes (2009), to 2013's eighties pop re-imagination The Flower Lane, but ultimately moves Ducktails on to a more refined, personal and sincere place. 

St. Catherine is a finely-honed collection of baroque pop songs that take the blissful, cascading melodic fretwork that Mondanile has made his signature with both Ducktails and his other band, Real Estate, and applies it to songs of considerable new emotional heft and dynamic range.

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

When Mondanile finally settled back in LA at the start of 2015, it was Rob Schnapf, co-producer of Elliott Smith's classic albums XO and Either/Or, that he turned to in order to help put the finishing touches to St. Catherine. Together, the pair added a new crispness and punch to the record's more upbeat, psychedelic pop tracks (such as James Ferraro-featuring, lolloping lead single "Headbanging In The Mirror", and the soaring "Into The Sky"), that recalls the artful muscularity of Smith's later work, whilst title track, the heavenly "St. Catherine" boasts one of Mondanile's greatest ever lead guitar lines and benefits greatly from Schnapf's warm, rich feel.

Where St. Catherine impresses even moreso, however, is when Mondanile steps out of his comfort zone, as he does frequently and with great success. The Julia Holter-featuring "Church" and "Heaven's Room", tracks which see Mondanile flex his muscles as a composer and arranger, introducing complex, interlocking vocal harmonies, gorgeously sweeping string parts (provided by Chris Votek and Andrew Tholl) and a host of off-kilter electronic elements into his sonic palate - channelling the likes of Broadcast, and Stereolab but with a younger, wide-eyed sensibility. 

St. Catherine will be available on July 24th on CD (WIG361CD), Digitally (WIG361D), standard edition LP (WIGLP361) and on limited edition coloured vinyl LP (WIGLP361X) through Dom Mart. St. Catherine is available through Dom Mart HERE and through iTunes HERE.

Tracklisting:

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

11. Reprise  

 

Ducktails tours Europe this summer: 

May 26: Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands

May 27: La Maroquinerie, Paris, France

May 28: Ekko, Utrecht, Netherlands

May 29: Marie Antoinette, Berlin, Germany

May 30: Immergut Festival, Neustreiltz, Germany

May 31: Radar, Aarhus, Denmark

June 1: Pustervik, Goteborg, Sweden

June 2: Bla, Oslo, Netherlands

June 3: Lilla Hotellbaren, Stockholm, Sweden

June 4: Mejeriet, Lund, Sweden

June 5: Kleiner Donner, Hamburg, Germany

June 6: DOK, Gent, Belgium

June 7: Field Day, London, UK

June 8: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK

 

PATRICK WATSON SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR PLACES YOU WILL GO

Patrick Watson | 05/05/15

Image: Patrick Watson Places you will go

With Love Songs For Robots being released next week, Patrick Watson has shared the new video for Places You Will Go’ and you can watch it below. The video was directed by Oscar-nominated team Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski and they explain how the thoughts behind the video.

 

“The video was inspired by watching the band play small shows leading up to the release…The clip is shot in a small Sequoia cabin in Northern Quebec in a single take, from a single perspective. The reward of this very simple concept is a lively, energetic and intimate portrait of Patrick and the band.”

 

Love Songs For Robots will be released on May 11th and the new music was recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and Pierre Marchand Studio in Montreal. Of the record, some of which was debuted at private concerts in small loft spaces, Watson explains:

 

“I wanted to make a science fiction R’n’ B meets Vangelis erotica with a zest of folk kind of record.” It was only halfway through writing the record when the artist found himself having, by his own submission, “a bad year” did more personal themes begin to creep in.

“I started thinking about how emotional reactions were more mechanical than we think and the only thing left between us and artificial intelligence is the act of inspiration. Just food for thought.”

To celebrate the release, Watson will embark on a worldwide tour that includes a sold out show at London’s Bush Hall on May 11th. More details below.

PATRICK WATSON LIVE

May 8            Amsterdam, NL           Melkweg (old room)                                                   SOLD OUT

May 9            Maastricht, NL               Muziekgieterij                                                         Buy Tickets

May 11         London, UK                  Bush Hall                                                             (SOLD OUT)

May 13           Paris, FR                       Café de la Danse                                                    (SOLD OUT)

May 14           Luxembourg, LX             Rockhal                                                                 Buy Tickets

May 15           Berlin, DE                      Gruener Salon                                                        Buy Tickets

May 17           Brussels, BE                  Cirque Royale*                                                       (SOLD OUT)

May 23           Toronto, ON                  CBC Music Festival†                                                Buy Tickets

May 27           Washington, DC             9:30 Club‡                                                             Buy Tickets

May 28           Brooklyn, NY                 Music Hall of Williamsburg‡                                     Buy Tickets

May 30           Boston, MA                    The Sinclair‡                                                          Buy Tickets

May 31           Providence, RI               Colombus Theatre                                                  Buy Tickets

June 2            San Francisco, CA          The Chapel*                                                           (SOLD OUT)

June 4            Los Angeles, CA             Hollywood Forever Cemetery*                                 Buy Tickets

July 5             Trois-Rivières, QC          Festivoix                                                                Buy Tickets

June 6            San Diego, CA                The Casbah                                                            Buy Tickets

July 11          Sherbrooke, QC              Théâtre Granada (Festival Sherblues & Folk)Buy Tickets

July 17           Quebec, QC                   Plaines d’Abraham (FEQ)                                         Buy Tickets

July 23           Calgary,AB                    Calgary Folk Fest                                                    Buy Tickets

 July 31, August 1 &2                         Montreal QC @ Osheaga                                           Buy Tickets

 

*with Villagers

†with Bahamas, Coeur de Pirate

‡with The Low Anthem

Love Songs For Robots is available for pre-order on iTunes with an instant download of the title track. The vinyl edition comes with an additional 7”, featuring a non-album track, and can be preordered along with the CD on the Domino Mart.

 
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