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MATTHEW E. WHITE TO RELEASE FRESH BLOOD ON 9TH MARCH, REVEALS VIDEO FOR 'ROCK 'N' ROLL IS COLD'

Matthew E. White | 17/02/15

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Bandleader and soul visionary Matthew E. White has shared a video for 'Rock & Roll Is Cold', the first full single from Fresh Blood, his new album for Domino coming on 9 March 2015.

The beautifully shot clip follows Matthew as he traverses various semi-surreal terrains, ultimately embarking on a joyride to an exquisite banquet in a video that's as playful and charming as the tune itself.

Speaking of the video, Matt had this to say: "This video was about highlighting and making use of pre-existing beauty and grandeur. The images I wanted were John Ford's America - part Badlands, part Bonnie and Clyde.

To that end, I used a team in Salt Lake City known much more for shooting spectacular outdoor shots than any music videos. That was really fresh for me, not to mention extraordinarily physically challenging at times - but these guys are world traveling, mountain climbing pros and brought out the tremendous beauty of the landscape we shot in.

Not to mention the extraordinary beauty of my lady, Miss Merry George. Mirroring the family involvement of the Fresh Blood album cover (shot at my Grandma’s house in Alabama) the final scene of this was shot at my Aunt’s house. It’s nice to keep the family involved when you can."

Matthew's special solo show at St. Luke's on 10 March 2015 is sold out. Full band shows for April 2015 are detailed below.

Fresh Blood will be available on CD (WIGCD309), vinyl (WIGLP309) and via digital download (WIG309D). There is also a special edition of the album, which is a double LP gatefold heavyweight vinyl (WIGLP309X) containing a bonus LP titled Fresh Blood: No Skin – a full length minimalist mix of the entire album, minus strings/horns or choir. You can pre-order Fresh Blood via iTunes or DomMart.

Live dates:

Tuesday 3 March - Brooklyn, NY, BRIC

Monday 9 March - Paris, France, New Morning (Solo)

Tuesday 10 March - London, UK, St Luke's (Solo) SOLD OUT

Saturday 11th April – Richmond, VA, USA – The Broadberry

Tuesday 14 April - Glasgow, Oran Mor

Wednesday 15 April - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

Thursday 16 April - Manchester, Gorilla

Friday 17 April - Gateshead, Sage

Saturday 18 April - Liverpool, Leaf

Sunday 19 April- Bristol, Marble Factory

Monday 20 April - London, Village Underground

 

BOB MOSES 'ALL IN ALL' COMPILATION AVAILABLE ON 20TH APRIL

Bob Moses | 12/02/15

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Bob Moses, the duo comprised of Jimmy Vallance and Tom Howie, release All In All, a collection of their previously released singles. The 11 songs on All In All encompass the duo’s output to date, combining their 2 previous EP releases on Scissor & Thread, and the recent A/B side on Domino, I Ain’t Gonna Be The First To Cry / Grace

The band have also shared the video for single ‘I Ain’t Gonna Be The First To Cry’. Directed by Gene Doe, the video is an evocatively filmed meditation on youth and beauty, and can be watched below. The ethereal, dreamlike quality of the video is accentuated by the rarely used “slit scan” filming technique famously used in 2011: A Space Odyssey during the “star gate” sequence.

All In All is available via iTunes and Spotify now.

The vinyl version of All In All will be available as a Record Store Day exclusive on April 18th globally. The CD version will be available on Monday April 20th. Pre-order it via Dom Mart HERE.

All In All Tracklisting (vinyl)

01. Far From The Tree

02.Winters Song

03. All I Want

04. Interloper

05. Stealing Fire

06. Hands To Hold - Acoustic

07. Too Close For Comfort

08. Val

09. It’s Gone

Digital and CD bonus tracks

  1. I Ain’t Gonna Be The First To Cry
  2. Grace

BOB MOSES TOUR DATES

Thurs Feb 26 || Salon Zur Wilden Renate || Berlin, Germany

Fri Feb 27 || Venue TBA|| Boneca 2nd Birthday with Damian Lazarus & Lee Burridge

|| London, UK - SOLD OUT

Sat Feb 28 || Haiku || Paris, France

Sun Mar 1 || Le Sucre || Lyon, France

Fri Mar 13 || Buku Project || New Orleans, LA, USA

Wed Mar 18 || Resident Advisor @ SXSW || Austin, TX, USA

 

LISTEN TO DAN DEACON'S 'LEARNING TO RELAX' + BOILER ROOM PERFORMANCE

Dan Deacon | 11/02/15

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Ahead of the release of his forthcoming album, Gliss Riffer, out February 23, 2015, Dan Deacon has shared 'Learning to Relax.' Listen to it below. It follows the release of the Andrew Jeffrey directed video for Gliss Riffer opening track 'Feel The Lightning.'

"Learning to Relax", a live favorite that took shape while being performed on the road last year in support of Arcade Fire, is yet another exploration of Deacon's newfound appreciation of tracks featuring predominate vocal melodies. It's one of the many songs on Gliss Riffer reveling in equal parts exuberant uncontained good times as well as dramatic flair. The same could be said for the "Learning to Relax" animation created by Alan Resnick, as described by the creator himself: "Two parallel columns of cubes are colored with complementary gradients. The cubes oscillate at faster and faster rates, which create the optical illusion of color mixing within elaborate visual patterns." 

Download the stems to “Learning to Relax” and ‘Feel the Lightning’ from Dan Deacon’s Soundcloud page

Deacon has also announced a North American April/May 2015 tour that will follow his London show at the Islington Assembly Hall on February 16th.  Dan has also announced that he’ll be playing a special Boiler Room show in London next Tuesday, February 17th. Watch a live stream of the show from 19:00GMT / 14:00EST HERE. All tour dates are listed below.

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A special pre-order is available now through Domino Mart that includes a limited edition red color vinyl (now SOLD OUT) and a limited edition 12” inflatable hand that features the Gliss Riffer hand from the album cover. Order it now from the Domino Mart and receive an instant download of ‘Feel the Lightning’ and ‘Learning to Relax.’

Dan Deacon tour dates:


16-02 London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall

18 -02 Paris, FR – Le Divan Du Monde

19-02 Amsterdam, NL – Pardiso Noord

20-02 Berlin, DE - Schwuz

25-02 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade (sold out)

27-02 Los Angeles, CA - Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock (sold out)

28-02 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel (sold out)

04-04 Fresno, CA - Catacomb Party

07-04 Richmond, VA - Gallery 5

08-04 Charlottesville, VA - The Southern

09-04 Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre

10-04 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church

11-04 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club

16-04 Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle

17-04 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel

18-04 Atlanta, GA - Mammal Gallery

21-04 New Orleans, LA - Republic New Orleans

23-04 Austin, TX - The Mohawk

24-04 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s

25-04 Dallas, TX - Tree’s

28-04 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom

29-04 San Diego, CA - Casbah

01-05 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex

05-05 Eugene, OR - WOW Hall

06-05 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios

07-05 Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl

08-05 Seattle, WA - Neumos

09-05 Boise, ID - The Shredder

10-05 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge

12-05 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre

13-05 Omaha, NE - The Slowdown 

14-05 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center

15-05 Madison, WI- High Noon Saloon

16-05 Chicago, IL- Thalia Hall

17-05 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar

19-05 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick

20-05 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre

21-05 Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount

22-05 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw

23-05 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall 

 

HOT CHIP ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'WHY MAKE SENSE?' FOR MAY 18TH + HEAR FIRST TRACK HUARACHE LIGHTS

Hot Chip | 10/02/15

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Hot Chip will release their sixth album and second for Domino, Why Make Sense?, on 18th May 2015. Recorded in Oxfordshire and London and produced by Hot Chip with Mark Ralph, Why Make Sense? is the band’s follow up to 2012’s critically acclaimed In Our Heads.

Watch the accompanying video for the Why Make Sense? album opener, Huarache Lights, based around a light installation by artist Robert Bell and filmed in one take by Andy Knowles below.

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 Separate EP with 4 new tracks recorded during the album sessions. Pre-order the album from Dom Mart HERE and via iTunes HERE. All pre-orders come with an instant grat of Huarache Lights.

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:

1. Burning up

2. Separate

3. Move With Me

4. Re-harmonize


Hot Chip will be touring the US, UK & Europe in support of Why Make Sense? this May and June including an intimate club show at Oval Space in London on 14th May 2015. Tickets for all US shows go on sale on 13th February and all UK shows on 14th February 2015. The band will also headline the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival at the end of February, which is already sold out, as well as previously announced headline performances at Sonar in Barcelona in June and Green Man Festival in the UK in August. More live dates to be announced soon.

Full worldwide live dates with ticket links are as follows, with UK dates in bold:

Saturday 21st Feb – UK: Gateshead: BBC Radio 6 Music Festival - sold out

 

Tue 12 May - UK, Glasgow, Glasgow School of Art

Wed 13 May - UK, Manchester, Gorilla

Thu 14 May - UK, London, Oval Space

Sun 17 May - Belgium, Brussels, Les Nuits Botanique

Tue 19 May - Netherlands, Amsterdam, Tolhuistuin

Wed 20 May - Germany, Berlin, Heimathafen

Thu 21 May - France, Paris, La Gaite Lyrique

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

Fri 5 to Sun 7 June – USA, New York, NY, The Governors Ball Music Festival

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

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

Tue 11 Aug – USA, Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre (with !!!)

Fri 21 Aug - UK, Crickhowell, Green Man Festival


Hot Chip are Joe Goddard, Alexis Taylor, Felix Martin, Al Doyle and Owen Clarke.

 

VILLAGERS ANNOUNCE UK & EU TOUR DATES FOR APRIL & MAY + LONDON BARBICAN SHOW

Villagers | 09/02/15

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Following the news of the forthcoming album, ‘Darling Arithmetic’, which is due for release on 13th April 2015, we are pleased to announce that Villagers will be touring the UK and Europe this April and May 2015. The UK tour will culminate in Villagers’ biggest London headline show to date at The Barbican on 1st May, where Conor O’Brien will perform songs from ‘Darling Arithmetic’ as well as classic Villagers tracks from Becoming a Jackal, and its successor, Awayland.

Live dates are as follows:

Fri 20 Feb – UK: Hebden Bridge: Trades Club

Sat 21 Feb – UK: Gateshead: BBC Radio 6 Music Festival, The Sage

Sat 11 Apr - Holland: Rotterdam Motel Mozaique: Schouwburg

Tue 14 Apr – UK: Bristol: St Georges

Wed 15 Apr – UK: Falmouth: Pavilions

Thu 16 Apr – UK: Exeter: Phoenix

Fri 17 Apr – UK: Brighton: The Old Market

Sun 19 Apr – UK: Liverpool: Epstein Theatre

Mon 20 Apr – UK: Manchester: Concert Hall

Tue 21 Apr – UK: Leeds: City Varieties

Thu 23 Apr – UK: Portsmouth: Wedgewood Rooms

Fri 24 Apr – UK: Cardiff: The Gate

Sun 26 Apr – UK: Nottingham: Glee Club

Mon 27 Apr – UK: Edinburgh: Pleasance Theatre

Tue 28 Apr – UK: Glasgow: Oran Mor

Fri 01 May – UK:  London: Barbican

Mon 04 May – France: Paris: Café de la Danse

Tue 05 May – France: Tourcoing: Le Grand Mix

Thu 07 May – Holland: Utrecht: Tivoli Vredenburg

Fri 08 May – Holland: Amsterdam: De Duif

Sat 09 May – Luxembourg: Luxembourg: Rockhal

Sun 10 May – Germany: Heidleburg: Karlstorbahnhof

Tue 12 May – Germany: Hamburg: Kulturkirche

Wed 13 May – Germany: Cologne: Gebaeude

Thu 14 May – Germany: Berlin: Babylon

Sat 16 May – Holland: Nijmegen: Doornroosje

Wed 20 May – Ireland: Dublin: Olympia Theatre

Sat 23 May – Ireland: Cork: Opera House

Sun 24 May – Ireland: Limerick: Big Top

Mon 25 May – Ireland: Belfast: Mandela Hall

Tickets for all shows will be available as an exclusive pre-sale from www.wearevillagers.com/live at 9am this Wed 11 Feb and on general sale on Fri 13 Feb.

‘Darling Arithmetic’ is the third album from Villagers, released on 13th April 2015. The follow-up to Becoming a Jackal and Awayland - both hugely acclaimed and Mercury-nominated - is a breathtakingly beautiful, intimate album entirely about love and relationships.

 

‘Darling Arithmetic’ was written, recorded, produced and mixed by O’Brien at home - the loft of a converted farmhouse that he shares in the coastal town of Malahide to the north of Dublin - revealing a single-minded artist at the peak of his already considerable songwriting powers. It encompasses the various shades of feeling – desire, obsession, lust, loneliness and confusion, and deeper into philosophical and existential territory, across a cast of lovers, friends, family and even strangers. Backing up his supple and emoting vocal and guitar is the subtlest palate of instrumentation – piano, Mellotron (which accounts for the album’s occasional horn and cello tones) and brushes. O’Brien plays every instrument on these exquisite, melodic songs in a sparse, spacious, acoustic-leaning fashion.

 

‘Darling Arithmetic’ will be available on CD (WIGCD330), LP (WIGLP330) and Digital (WIG330D). Pre-order the album on CD or LP through Dom Mart HERE and digitally through iTunes HERE. The digital pre-order comes with an instant grat of the first single, ‘Courage’.

Watch the video for ‘Courage’, directed by Niall Cullinane and Sean Leonard, below.

 

DUCKTAILS ANNOUNCES NEW EUROPEAN DATES + WEST COAST US PANDA BEAR SUPPORT

Ducktails | 04/02/15

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Matt Mondanile, AKA Ducktails, has announced his first live dates for 2015. The multi-instrumentalist will play a string of US west coast dates with Panda Bear in April before heading to Europefor a headline run in May. Mondanile and band will also make an appearance at London’s Field Day in June.

 Mondanile has steadily been recording the follow up to 2013’s “The Flower Lane” album in between touring commitments with Real Estate, his other band, over the last eighteen months and is currently holed up in Los Angeles completing it with co-producer Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Beck.)


Full Ducktails dates:

 US West Coast Dates with Panda Bear:

 10-04-15   Las Vegas, NZ @ The Bunkhouse Saloon
11-04-15    Phoenix,AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
14-04-15    San Francis co, CA @ The Independent
15-04-15   Santa Cruz,CA @ The Cocoanut Grove Ballroom
16-04-15   Sonoma,CA @ Gundlach-Bundschu Winery
17-04-15   West Hollywood,CA@ The Roxy Theatre 

European headline tour:

 26-05-15 Paradiso - Amsterdam (NL)  
 28-05-15 Ekko - Utrecht (NL)  
 29-05-15 Marie Antoinette - Berlin (D)  
 30-05-15 Immergut Festival - Neustreiltz (D)  
 31-05-15 Radar - Aarhus (DK)  
 1-06-15 Pustervik - Goteborg (SE)  
 2-06-15 Bla - Oslo (N)  
 3-06-15 Lilla Hotellbaren - Stockholm (SE)  
 4-06-15 Mejeriet - Lund (SE)  
 6-06-15 DOK - Gent (B)  
 8-06-15 Brudenell Social Club - Leeds (UK)

07-06-15 Field Day – London (UK)

 

ALL WE ARE RELEASE THEIR DEBUT ALBUM ON DOUBLE SIX

All We Are | 04/02/15

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More information plus exclusive vinyl edition on Double Six Records - click here.

 

LA PRIEST SIGNS TO DOMINO + RELEASES FIRST TRACK, ‘OINO’ + INTERACTIVE WEBSITE

04/02/15

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LA PRIEST (pronounced ‘Lah Pree-st’) is a project from reclusive electronic musician Sam Dust. Having previously used the moniker for a 12" release on Erol Alkan's Phantasy label in 2007, ‘Oino’, Dust's new single, is the first material to surface from the artist since the hiatus of Late Of The Pier, his previous band, in 2009.

Sam spent much of his time after 2010 in Greenland, studying the effects of the Ivittuut region's electro-magnetic phenomena on recorded sound, and producing more than five secret uncredited projects - some of which have already trickled out into the world to public acclaim.

Evoking the disruptive pop spirit of musicians like David Byrne, Prince, Arthur Russell or Aphex Twin, Dust's revived LA PRIEST project once again sets him apart as a true outlying original. ‘Oino’ marks the beginning of this long over-due re-emergence and is just a glimpse of the gloriously alluring hole in the fabric of the universe he's torn for himself.

PURCHASE ‘OINO’ ON ITUNES HERE and explore "Earth Window", an interactive website LA PRIEST and visual artist Leon Sadler have created for the song here.

 

VILLAGERS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM DARLING ARITHMETIC, OUT APRIL 13TH

Villagers | 02/02/15

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Darling Arithmetic is the third album from Villagers, released on 13th April 2015. The follow-up to Conor O’Brien’s debut, Becoming a Jackal, and its successor, Awayland - both hugely acclaimed and Mercury-nominated - is a breathtakingly beautiful, intimate album entirely about love and relationships.

Darling Arithmetic was written, recorded, produced and mixed by O’Brien at home - the loft of a converted farmhouse that he shares in the coastal town of Malahide to the north of Dublin - revealing a single-minded artist at the peak of his already considerable songwriting powers. It encompasses the various shades of feeling – desire, obsession, lust, loneliness and confusion, and deeper into philosophical and existential territory, across a cast of lovers, friends, family and even strangers. Backing up his supple and emoting vocal and guitar is the subtlest palate of instrumentation – piano, Mellotron (which accounts for the album’s occasional horn and cello tones) and brushes. O’Brien plays every instrument on these exquisite, melodic songs in a sparse, spacious, acoustic-leaning fashion.

 

On Darling Arithmetic, O’Brien doesn’t only pare back his use of language but looks deep into his own heart and motives. The opening track and first single, ‘Courage’, concerns the most important kind of love – for yourself: “It took a little time to get where I wanted / It took a little time to get free / It took a little time to be honest / It took a little time to be me.

Watch the accompanying video directed by Niall Cullinane and Sean Leonard , below.


Now three albums in, Villagers is the front for playfulness and seriousness, mystery and revelation, an open-ended and flexible beast that can be anything its creator wants it to be. By going back to the root of songwriting, O’Brien has reinvented himself.

 

Darling Arithmetic will be available on CD (WIGCD330), LP (WIGLP330) and Digital (WIG330D). Pre-order the album on CD or LP through Dom Mart HERE and digitally through iTunes HERE. The digital pre-order comes with an instant grat of ‘Courage’.

 

Tracklisting:

  1.      Courage  
  2.      Everything I Am Is Yours  
  3.      Dawning On Me  
  4.      Hot Scary Summer 
  5.      The Soul Serene  
  6.      Darling Arithmetic  
  7.      Little Bigot  
  8.      No one To Blame  
  9.      So Naïve  

 

Villagers will be performing three intimate UK & Irish live dates in February and have also been confirmed to play The 6 Music Festival in Tyneside which runs from February 20th to 22nd. A full UK headline tour is to be announced soon.

LIVE DATES:

05 Feb – IRE: CLONAKILTY Debarras

06 Feb – IRE: DUNDALK Spirit Store

20 Feb – UK: HEBDEN BRIDGE Trades Club

20-22nd Feb – UK: TYNESIDE: 6 Music Festival 

 

LOWER DENS SET TO RELEASE ALBUM ‘ESCAPE FROM EVIL’ ON MARCH 31, 2015 VIA RIBBON MUSIC

Lower Dens | 29/01/15

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Lower Dens set to release album ‘Escape from Evil’ on March 31, 2015 via Ribbon Music.

For more info head to Ribbon Music

 

PANDA BEAR RELEASE NEW SINGLE, BOYS LATIN + SONIC BOOM SHORT FILM

Panda Bear | 29/01/15

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Boys Latin will be released as the second single from Panda Bear’s critically acclaimed recent album, Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, on 23rd March 2015.

The ‘Boys Latin’ video was directed by Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch, the duo behind videos for Bjork's ‘Wanderlust’ and Grizzly Bear's ‘Knife’. Their SF-based studio, Encyclopedia Pictura, animated the video in 3D over the course of 4 months. The story of a young woman out for a hike along a coastal tide pool turns unreal when her encounter with a sea anemone triggers a phantasmagorical reaction. She meets a man who seems to be in a similar predicament, and together they start a family of sorts. Watch the hallucinatory yet heartfelt video for ‘Boys Latin’, here.

Panda Bear and Sonic Boom (a.k.a. Pete Kember) shot a behind the scenes short film interview piece on the making of PBVSGR in Lisbon, Portugal directed by Sam Fleischner, watch it now.

Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, the fifth studio album from Animal Collective founding member and critically acclaimed solo artist Noah Lennox, a.ka. Panda Bear, is out now. The album is available in Standard CD and 2xLP formats, and Limited Edition Deluxe 2xCD and 3xLP formats. The Limited Edition Deluxe 2xCD and 3xLP includes the 4-song Mr Noah EP (available now digitally) in addition to the album in deluxe packaging. Exclusive bundles that include a limited edition T-shirt are available via the Animal Collective webstore. All pre-orders come with an instant download of the Mr Noah EP. Purchase the album HERE.

 

 

Panda Bear Tour Dates

 

WED 04/03/15 - London, UK - Brixton Electric

THU 05/03/15 – Brussels, BE - Orangerie

FRI 06/03/15 - Paris, FR - Gaité Lyrique  

SUN 08/03/15 - Zeewolde, NL - Where The Wild Things Are Festival

TUE 10/03/15 – Berlin, DE - Certain People @ Berghain

WED 11/03/15 – Lisbon, Portugal - Teatro Maria Matos

THU 12/03/15 – Braga, Portugal - GNRation

FRI 10/04/15 – USA, Las Vegas, NV - Bunk House

SAT 11/04/15 – USA, Phoenix, AZ - Crescent

SUN 12/04/15 – USA, Indio, CA - Coachella

TUES 14/04/15 – USA, San Francisco, CA - The Independent

WED 15/04/15 – USA, Sonoma, CA - Gundlach Bundschu Winery

THUR 16/04/15 – USA, Santa Cruz, CA - Coconut Grove

FRI 17/04/15 – USA, Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy

SUN 19/04/15 – USA, Indio, CA -    Coachella

FRI 8/05/15 – USA, Nashville, TN - Exit/In

SAT 9/05/15 – USA, Asheville, NC - Orange Peel

SUN 10/05/15 – USA, Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Music Fest

THU 28/05/15 – USA, Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound

 

THE BOHICAS ANNOUNCE WHERE YOU AT HEADLINE TOUR

The Bohicas | 26/01/15

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Widely tipped to make a substantial breakthrough this year, East London quartet The Bohicas can now announce a UK tour that includes a London headline show at Oslo.

The tour builds upon the interest that was provoked by last year’s tracks XXX’ and ‘Swarm’, two kraut-engined, lazer-guided garage rock missiles which introduced the band as a formidable new force of both brain and brawn. With next single ‘To Die For’ (set to impact on March 2nd), The Bohicas have really come into full bloom, following their great melodic instincts the band lock into the capital h-hooks and killer riffs that'll see them spending a lot of time on your radio this summer.

Fresh from their recent ‘Swarm In Essexxx’ tour dates (check out exclusive tour footage shot by Libby Burke Wilde HERE) and in addition to the headline dates listed below, The Bohicas will also support Royal Blood at their intimate Brits Week 2015 show at London’s Koko on February 17th, as well as Drenge at the Dome in Tufnell Park on February 12th as part of this year’s NME Awards shows:

Feb

12th – London, The Dome, Tufnell Park (supporting Drenge)

17th – London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire (supporting Royal Blood)

20th – London, Tooting Tram and Social

May

 

21st – Cambridge, Portland Arms

22nd – Nottingham, Bodega

26th – Sheffield, The Harley

27th – Glasgow, King Tuts

28th – Newcastle, Cluny

 

June

 

1st – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach

2nd – Bristol, Louisiana

3rd – Southampton, Joiners

4th – London, Oslo

6th – Birmingham, The Rainbow

7th – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

8th – Manchester, Soup Kitchen

Frontman Dominic McGuinness isn’t big on labelling their approach within the confines of genre. You know when you go to see a great film at the cinema and come out of it feeling like you're the lead character, walking down the street like the Fonz or De Niro?” he questions. “I want people listening to our band to feel like that"

 

“People ask what sort of music we make, but if I say rock ‘n’ roll they instantly think of the fifties,” adds guitarist Dominic John. It’s the same starting point in terms of the energy behind it, but it’s not referential and it’s really not about looking back. It’s seeing that danger and energy, but taking it somewhere else.


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BONNIE PRINCE BILLY SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR BLINDLESSNESS

Bonnie Prince Billy | 21/01/15

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Bonnie 'Prince' Billy continues his endless march to the Singer's Grave with a third single from last fall's classic career highlight, Singer's Grave a Sea of Tongues, in which the same material that had been gathered to build 2011's Wolfroy Goes To Town was used, in a different time and under different circumstances, to make a different record, allowing the songs to impact in new ways upon the singers and the players - and, in time, our listening ears and restless minds.

The personal b-side to Mindlessness, aptly titled ‘Blindlessness’, features hallucinatory imagery, provided by Kyle Armstrong (Armstrong's 2012 short film MAGNETIC RECONNECTION was narrated by Will Oldham and scored by our comrade Jim O'Rourke). The visuals elevate Bonny’s brooding introspection to a new height as the cascades of light and colour illuminate brightly against the backdrop of succouring harmonies. Bonnie is seen blindfolded, safe and detached from his surroundings, yearning for a new reality. The steady and determined strums of his guitar echo as Bonnie sings, "Why can't I take what I have seen and get far away from here." His articulation is poignant and invites us all on an enduring journey of reflection, as vivid images blaze in the background.

If this video for ‘Blindlessness’ doesn't kill you, nothing will! And so the good news is ours - we won't have to live forever - just long enough to check out the new Bonnie 'Prince' Billy single. Watch below!

 

Purchase Mindlessness/Blindnessless 7 “ HERE

Purchase Singer’s Grave A Sea Of Tongues HERE

 

FRÀNÇOIS & THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS ANNOUNCE L’HOMME TRANQUILLE EP

Fránçois & the Atlas Mountains | 15/01/15

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In the summer of 2013, Francois & The Atlas Mountains took a 10 day trip to Africa to tour and meet up with local musicians, with the intention of collaborating. Francois’ existing obsession with African music led to this excursion and what emerged became L’homme Tranquille, a four-track EP recorded across Ethopia, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Benin.

In Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Francois jammed with Papa Djiga Boubacar (on ngoni), Luc Kyenbreogo (bass ngoni) and Sanou Darra (balaphon) at the French Cultural Center, building on some simple compositions Francois had already prepared. ). Born from a jam built on some simple compositions Francois had already prepared, the track is about a European traveller dreaming about an African journey. This quickly developed into ‘Ayan Filé’, the EP’s opening track.

 

The EP will be launched via Le Monde on Tuesday January 20th, combined with the launch on January 19th of its new African channel. L’homme Tranquille will be available to download on January 20th and on 12” vinyl on February 2nd.

Until then, we invite you to discover Ayan Filé:

"’Ayan Filé came from a spontaneous jam. I started singing words about feeling spaced out as a European traveller landing in Africa. To which Sanou joined in by singing a line from a traditional Burkinabé tune that said ‘Look at us, we're arriving, pay attention to us’.

“We had a soundcard and a few microphones with us. We plugged them in to the computer and recorded all the instruments live. Because these musicians are so skilled and inventive we only did 2 or 3 takes for each songs.”

-       Francois Marry

Francois & The Atlas Mountains will be performing alongside Djiga Boubacar and Sanou Darra, who collaborated with them on the EP on the following dates:

JANUARY

29th: LEEDS, Howard Assembly Room (w/ Songhoy Blues support) TICKETS

30th: GLASGOW, The Arches (Celtic Connection) TICKETS

L’homme Tranquille tracklist:

 

1. Ayan Filé                                        

2. Jeans                                             

3. Volcan                                            

4. Dessine      

L’homme Tranquille will be available on 12” vinyl (RUG638T) and available to download (RUG638D). Pre-order via iTunes HERE and Dom Mart HERE.

 

KING CREOSOTE TO RELEASE ‘LARGS’ AS A SINGLE ON 2ND MARCH 2015 + UK TOUR

King Creosote | 13/01/15

Image: King Creosote photo cred Ross Trevail2

The upbeat ‘frantic jazz-polka’ track,‘Largs’ (as described in Uncut magazine), will be released as the next single from King Creosote’s From Scotland With Love, on 2nd March 2015.

King Creosote will be touring the UK and Ireland throughout January and February, with sold out shows at The Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow on Thursday 22nd January as part of Celtic Connections, in Gateshead on January 25th and at London’s Union Chapel on 2nd and 3rd February 2015.

All dates will be standard King Creosote shows apart from Celtic Connections, where Kenny will be performing the music from ‘From Scotland With Love’ live to a screening of the film, this time augmented by a twelve-piece band for what promises to be a very special night. This will also be the last chance for some time to see the film accompanied by a live performance.  Full dates with ticket links are as follows:

 

Tue 20 Jan 2015        UK      BELFAST                             OUT TO LUNCH FESTIVAL @ BLACK BOX

Thu 22 Jan 2015        UK      GLASGOW                           CELTIC CONNECTIONS @  ROYAL CONCERT HALL (live band performance to the film, From Scotland With Love) – SOLD OUT

Sun 25 Jan 2015        UK      GATESHEAD                      SAGE GATESEHEAD HALL 2 – SOLD OUT

Mon 26 Jan 2015       UK      WAKEFIELD                       UNITY WORKS     

Tue 27 Jan 2015        UK      MANCHESTER                   ACADEMY 2           

Thu 29 Jan 2015        UK      COVENTRY                         WARWICK ARTS CENTRE - THEATRE        

Fri 30 Jan 2015          UK      ASHFORD                            ST MARY'S CHURCH

Sat 31 Jan 2015         UK      BRISTOL                              THE MARBLE FACTORY          

Sun 01 Feb 2015        UK      SHOREHAM BY SEA         ROPETACKLE

Mon 02 Feb 2015       UK      LONDON                              UNION CHAPEL    

- SOLD OUT

Tue 03 Feb 2015        UK      LONDON                              UNION CHAPEL

- SOLD OUT

Fri 27th Feb 2015       SWEDEN      UPPSALA     UPPSALA KONSERT & KONGRESS (Ukk)

From Scotland With Love, which featured in The Sunday Times, Loud & Quiet and MOJO’s year-end lists and which critics described as ‘a lovingly crafted thing’ (Independent on Sunday) and ‘consistently superb’ (Loud & Quiet – 9/10), was created in collaboration with director Virginia Heath and Producer Grant Keir as an audio-accompaniment to a poetic documentary film of the same name. Featuring archive footage from the National Library of Scotland Scottish Screen Archive, but no narration or interview, the film works around themes of love and loss, war, resistance, emigration, work and play, and is driven as much by the music as it is the images. For the first time King Creosote found himself being able to write from other people’s perspectives. The result is From Scotland With Love, one of King Creosote’s most widescreen cinematic and finest pieces of work to date. From Scotland With Love is available now through Dom Mart, and iTunes, with an extended version available HERE.

Watch the videos for Something To Believe In’ and ‘For One Night Only’, featuring footage from the film ‘From Scotland With Love’.

 

THE BOHICAS SHARE NEW SINGLE, 'TO DIE FOR'

The Bohicas | 12/01/15

Image: Bohicas To Die For

Poised for a major breakthrough in 2015, The Bohicas preview their upcoming debut album with the release of the new single ‘To Die For’ which impacts on March 2nd. The single builds upon the interest that was provoked by last year’s XXX’ and ‘Swarm’, two kraut-engined, lazer-guided garage rock missiles which introduced the band as a formidable new force of both brain and brawn.

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), ‘To Die For’ continues to snap up disparate elements from the history of guitar music and forge them into something urgent and re-energised.

 

Currently completing their ‘Swarm Over Essexxx’ tour of their homeland, The Bohicas will next headline BBC Introducing at Club NME at London’s Koko on January 16th before they support Drenge at the Dome in Tufnell Park on February 12th as part of this year’s NME Awards shows.

Frontman Dominic McGuinness isn’t big on labelling their approach within the confines of genre. “You know when you go to see a great film at the cinema and come out of it feeling like you're the lead character, walking down the street like the Fonz or De Niro?” he questions. “I want people listening to our band to feel like that"

 

“People ask what sort of music we make, but if I say rock ‘n’ roll they instantly think of the fifties,” adds guitarist Dominic John. It’s the same starting point in terms of the energy behind it, but it’s not referential and it’s really not about looking back. It’s seeing that danger and energy, but taking it somewhere else.

Official site                 Twitter                       Facebook                    Instagram

 

MATTHEW E. WHITE ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE ‘ROCK & ROLL IS COLD’ + RELEASE FRESH BLOOD FOR DOMINO ON MARCH 9

Matthew E. White | 12/01/15

Image: Matthew E White Fresh Blood

Bandleader and soul visionary Matthew E. White has unveiled 'Rock & Roll Is Cold', the first full single from Fresh Blood, his new album for Domino that's released on 9 March 2015.  

Despite White declaring that "everyone knows rock and roll is cold" in the first verse, 'Rock & Roll Is Cold' is actually the opposite, an effortlessly cool celebration of a song with a highly addictive piano melody and a slinky R&B groove. Sounding brighter and bolder than Big Inner with some serious pop chops in tow, it's unmistakably a Matthew E. White track - full of character and confidence as well as those pristine horn arrangements we've come to love.

"Rock & Roll Is Cold is about how we continue to take the most vibrant, soulful, deep music and make it a caricature of itself. We look into it, force it to turn in on itself, force it to turn back on itself, and we lose the source, we lose the mystery, the magic, and we seem to be unaware that any of that is even happening.“ – Matthew E. White

What's more, White's special solo show at St. Luke's on 10 March 2015 sold out mere hours after Fresh Blood's announcement. Full band shows for April 2015 detailed below.


Fresh Blood will be available on CD (WIGCD309), Vinyl (WIGLP309) and via digital download (WIG309D). There is also a special edition of the album, which is a double LP gatefold heavyweight vinyl (WIGLP309X) containing a bonus LP titled Fresh Blood: No Skin – a full length minimalist mix of the entire album, minus strings/horns or choir. You can pre-order Fresh Blood via iTunes or DomMart.

Live dates:

Tuesday 3 March - Brooklyn, NY, BRIC

Monday 9 March - Paris, France, New Morning (Solo)

Tuesday 10 March - London, UK, St Luke's (Solo) SOLD OUT

Saturday 11th April – Richmond, VA, USA – The Broadberry

Tuesday 14 April - Glasgow, Oran Mor

Wednesday 15 April - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

Thursday 16 April - Manchester, Gorilla

Friday 17 April - Gateshead, Sage

Saturday 18 April - Liverpool, Leaf

Sunday 19 April- Bristol, Marble Factory

Monday 20 April - London, Village Underground

 

NEW PANDA BEAR MEETS THE GRIM REAPER INTERACTIVE WEBSITE LIVE NOW + BOILER ROOM DETAILS

Panda Bear | 07/01/15

Image: Panda Bear Press Shot

The brand new immersive PBVSGR.com interactive album preview website is now live, featuring an original soundtrack by Panda Bear and Sonic Boom, videos by Danny Perez and graphics by Marco Papiro, Patakk and Hugo Oliveira and other Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper curiosities. Head here to experience it yourself.

 

Panda Bear will be playing a very special show in NYC this Sunday, Jan 11th. Presented by Boiler Room, and taking place in MoMA PS1’s VW Dome as part of their live program Sunday Sessions, the show will be backed by a one-off reproduction of art collaborator Danny Perez’s tour visual display, in surround in the Dome. The full broadcast will be available to stream online via Boiler Room here. Tickets to this show are now sold out.

Panda Bear will also be performing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon next Wednesday, Jan 14th. Tune in to NBC from 11:35pm EST to see Panda Bear perform a song from Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper. Performances are available to view online shortly after the show airs.

 

 

Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, the fifth studio album from Animal Collective founding member and critically acclaimed solo artist Noah Lennox, a.k.a. Panda Bear, will be out January 12th, 2015, via Domino.

 

Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper will be available in Standard CD and 2xLP formats, and Limited Edition Deluxe 2xCD and 3xLP formats. The Limited Edition Deluxe 2xCD and 3xLP includes the 4-song Mr Noah EP (available now digitally) in addition to the album in deluxe packaging. Exclusive bundles that include a limited edition T-shirt are available via the Animal Collective webstore. All vinyl pre-orders come with a download of the full album and an instant download of the Mr Noah EP. All digital pre-orders come with an instant download of the EP.

 

SUN     11/1/15                  Queens, NY     USA                 MoMA PS1 – Boiler Room

WED   04/03/15                    London           UK                   Brixton Electric

THU    05/03/15                   Brussels         BE                   Orangerie

FRI      06/03/15                   Paris               FR                   Gaité Lyrique

SUN     08/03/15                   Zeewolde       NL                   Where The Wild Things Are Festival

TUE     10/03/15                   Berlin              DE                   Certain People @ Berghain

WED   11/03/15                   Lisbon              Portugal         Teatro Maria Matos

THU    12/03/15                   Braga              Portugal         GNRation

SUN     12/4/15                     Indio, CA         USA                 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

SUN     19/4/15                     Indio, CA         USA                 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

 

DOMINO PRESENTS ‘WAY BEYOND THE MOON’ A DOMINO NIGHT OF LIVE MUSIC WITH CLINIC

06/01/15

Image: Clinic

We are pleased to announce that Clinic will be headlining our Domino night at The Half Moon Putney as part of a weeklong celebration of Independent Venue Week on January 31st 2015.

Following a hugely successful first year, Independent Venue Week is back in 2015 with a seven day long series of gigs running from 26th January – 1st February 2015. Domino returns for a second round at the Half Moon Putney following last year’s storming night of rock and roll with Archie Bronson Outfit and The Amazing Snakeheads.

It’s been fifteen years since the release of Clinic’s irrepressible debut EP and in that time they have essentially delivered an exquisite masterclass in fearless singularity. Their junkshop-trawling analogue fetishism and warm, smoky instrumentation give their songs such a vividly placeable sense of mood and atmosphere.  A band that never stray into the realm of the obvious or complacent; they truly represent the spirit of Independence.  

Keep watching the skies for a new transmission from planet Clinic.

In the meantime, here’s the video for ‘Miss You’, taken from their last album Free Reign HERE.

Support to be announced soon. Tickets are £10 in advance and £12 on the door and available HERE.

Doors at 7:30 and DJs until 1am. Over 18s only.

The Half Moon Putney

93 Lower Richmond Road

SW15 1EU

www.dominorecordco.comwww.halfmoon.co.uk - www.independentvenueweek.com - @IVW_UK

 

 

PANDA BEAR PLAYING LIVE-STREAMED BOILER ROOM SHOW AT MOMA PS1, THIS SUNDAY, JAN 11

Panda Bear | 05/01/15

Image: Panda Bear Press Shot

Panda Bear will be playing a very special show in NYC this coming Sunday, Jan 11. Presented by Boiler Room, and taking place in MoMA PS1’s VW Dome as part of their live program Sunday Sessions, the show will be backed by a one-off reproduction of art collaborator Danny Perez’s tour visual display, in surround in the Dome. The full broadcast will be available to stream online via Boiler Room here for those unable to attend in person. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here

Sunday Sessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America. Major support is provided by MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation.

Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, the fifth studio album from Animal Collective founding member and critically acclaimed solo artist Noah Lennox, a.k.a. Panda Bear, will be out January 13, 2015. To pre-order your copy, head here.

 

NEW PANDA BEAR SONGS TO PREMIERE VIA RADIO STATIONS GLOBALLY

Panda Bear | 02/01/15

Image: Panda Bear PSVSGR Announce

From the morning of this coming Sunday, Jan 4, radio stations across the world will begin to premiere tracks from Panda Bear’s forthcoming album Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, out Jan 12. Starting with ‘Sequential Circuits’ on Mary Anne Hobbs’ BBC 6 show, airing from 7am-10am GMT this Sunday, each to-date-unheard track from the album will premiere with a different radio station, in countries as far flung as Colombia, Australia, and Portugal, in the sequence they appear on the album.

A world map with premiere details for each track, including radio station, premiere timing, and links to listen live, can be found here.

Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper will be out on January 12. To pre-order your copy of the album, head here

 

WILD BEASTS SHARE TWO NEW TRACKS RELEASED DIGITALLY TODAY, SOFT FUTURE AND BLOOD KNOWLEDGE

Wild Beasts | 15/12/14

Image: Wild Beasts Soft Future

Today Wild Beasts release two previously unheard tracks entitled Soft Future and Blood Knowledge. Soft Future is the band’s first ever instrumental track, and is available to download as a special end-of-year giveaway, HERE.  You can stream Blood Knowledge which was featured in the GIF novel for The Jamesons Works HERE.

Over the past couple of months Wild Beasts and Parisian illustrator Mattis Dovier have been working together to create an interactive GIF-Novel to accompany Soft Future and Blood Knowledge. The project forms part of The Jameson Works which is all about supporting modern-day craftsmen and sharing the interesting stories behind their processes.  Click HERE to experience the GIF-Novel.  You can watch the band creating the GIF-Novel HERE and read an article about the project in Creative Review, HERE.

Following shows in Asia and a support slot as very special guests to The National at The 02 in London, Wild Beasts headlined and curated a special end-of-year event at Canal Mills in Leeds entitled ‘Soft Future’, last week. The night featured appearances from East India Youth, Evian Christ (DJ), Nathan Fake & Fryars. This evening the Kendal four-piece are playing at XFM Winter Wonderland at the O2 Apollo Manchester alongside Ben Howard, George Ezra, Hozier, Jimi Goodwin and Circa Waves. The event is now sold out.

Present Tense – Special Edition, featuring the original album augmented by a bonus disc of remix material from artists including Factory Floor, Juan Atkins, Lone, East India Youth, Sohn as well as a brand new remix of ‘Palace’ from Foals, is available to purchase now.

Soft Future / Blood Knowledge available to purchase from iTunes HERE.

 

WATCH PANDA BEAR'S 'BOYS LATIN' VIDEO; PBVSGR AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

Panda Bear | 15/12/14

Image: Panda Bears Boys Latin video

The hallucinatory yet heartfelt video for Panda Bear’s ‘Boys Latin’ premiered today via Adult Swim. You can watch it below or here. 

The ‘Boys Latin’ video was directed by Isaiah Saxon and Sean Hellfritsch, the duo behind videos for Bjork's ‘Wanderlust’ and Grizzly Bear's ‘Knife’. Their SF-based studio, Encyclopedia Pictura, animated the video in 3D over the course of 4 months. The story of a young woman out for a hike along a coastal tide pool turns unreal when her encounter with a sea anemone triggers a phantasmagorical reaction. She meets a man who seems to be in a similar predicament, and together they start a family of sorts. 

Director Isaiah Saxon explained it this way: "We tried hard to bring out the vibe of that alternating melody that Noah is singing. We wondered what that should look and feel like from a synesthesia perspective. We've always believed that shapes and forms themselves have emotional meaning. For example, round things are often cute and non-threatening, while spiky things usually seem dangerous. We ran with that idea by creating these dynamic forms that grow out of our characters as they deal with their emotions."

Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, the fifth studio album from Animal Collective founding member and critically acclaimed solo artist Noah Lennox, a.ka. Panda Bear, will be out January 13, 2015.

For information on formats, and to pre-order the album, head here. All pre-orders from Domino, the Animal Collective store, or iTunes include an instant download of 'Boys Latin' and Mr Noah EP.

Panda Bear Tour Dates
03-04 London, UK - Brixton Electric
03-05 Brussels, BE - L’Orangerie
03-06 Paris, FR - Gaité Lyrique
08-08 Zeewolde, NL - Where The Wild Things Are Festival
03-10 Berlin, DE - Certain People @ Berghain
03-11 Lisbon, PT - Teatro Maria Matos
03-12 Braga, PT - GNRation

Visit Panda Bear’s new website PBVSGR.com and sign up if you dare. 

 

DAN DEACON ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM 'GLISS RIFFER', OUT FEB 23RD; SHARES VIDEO FOR 'FEEL THE LIGHTNING'

Dan Deacon | 11/12/14

Image: Dan Deacon

Gliss Riffer, the new album from Dan Deacon, will be out February 23, 2015  / February 24, 2015 (North America).

Gliss Riffer marks new territory for Deacon who, following up on the release of his large ensemble-based recordings - 2009’s Bromst and 2012’s America - decided to return to a simpler way of writing and recording, similar to that of 2007’s Spiderman of the Rings, which has resulted in this self-produced album.

Despite being predominately electronic, Gliss Riffer’s sonic palette is informed by his post-Spiderman of the Rings material. The Disklavier, a MIDI-fed player piano first heard on Bromst, is present here. Cross-rhythms suggestive of America’s orchestral songs and Deacon’s art music work (including a Carnegie Hall performance and film score for Francis Ford Coppola) are also in evidence.  While Gliss Riffer may contain all the instrumental layering we’ve come to expect, this album also marks a newfound appreciation for Deacon’s own vocals, as evidenced on the lead track ‘Feel the Lightning.’ Yes, the female voice is Deacon too.

Watch the Andrew Jeffrey Wright of All Ages Production-directed video for ‘Feel The Lightning’ below or here.
 

Gliss Riffer will be available on CD, LP, and digitally. A special pre-order, as pictured below, is available now through Domino Mart that includes a limited edition red color vinyl (limited to 777) and a limited edition 12” inflatable hand that features the Gliss Riffer hand from the album cover. Order it now from Domino Mart or digitally from iTunes and receive an instant download of ‘Feel the Lightning’.

Deluxe Glass Riffer BackDeluxe Glass Riffer Front

After spending this past year supporting Arcade Fire on their North American headlining arena tour, Deacon has announced a string of headlining shows in support of the forthcoming album. All dates are below.

Dan Deacon has also unveiled a new website at dandeacon.com

Dan Deacon Tour Dates
Dec 11 San Francisco, CA - The Exploratorium (sold out)
Jan 18 Hobart, TAS - Mona Foma Festival [Buy tickets]
Jan 22 Sydney, AUS - The Aurora (Sydney Festival) [Buy tickets]
Jan 24 Melbourne, AUS - Sugar Mountain Festival [Buy tickets]
Jan 25 Brisbane, AUS - The Brightside [Buy tickets]
Feb 16 London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall [Buy tickets]
Feb 18 Paris, FR - Le Divan Du Monde [Buy tickets]
Feb 19 Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso Noord [Buy tickets]
Feb 20 Berlin, DE - Schwuz [Buy tickets]
Feb 25 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade  [Buy tickets]
Feb 27 Los Angeles, CA - Center for the Arts Eagle Rock  [Buy tickets]
Feb 28 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel (Noise Pop) [Buy tickets]

Gliss Riffer Tracklisting
1. Feel the Lightning
2. Sheathed Wings
3. When I Was Done Dying
4. Meme Generator
5. Mind On Fire
6. Learning to Relax
7. Take it to the Max
8. Steely Blues

 

MATTHEW E. WHITE TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, 'FRESH BLOOD' ON MARCH 10, 2015

Matthew E. White | 10/12/14

Image: Matthew E White Fresh Blood

On March 10, Richmond, Virginia-based singer, songwriter, bandleader, and musical polymath, Matthew E. White will release Fresh Blood, the follow-up to his debut, Big Inner.  Produced by White and Spacebomb partner Trey Pollard, and mixed by Pat Dillett (David Byrne, Nile Rodgers), Fresh Blood marks the next chapter of White’s Richmond, VA-based Spacebomb -- an analog studio, record label and production house with in-house strings, horns and a choir at his behest.  Fresh Blood is a bracing, beguiling record and a bold advance for White - a record that feels like the brilliant bloom to Big Inner’s striking bud.  White has also confirmed 2 very different but complimentary launch shows, the first at Brooklyn’s BRIC Arts Center on March 3, where he’ll premiere Fresh Blood with a 30-piece orchestra and the second is a special intimate solo album release show at St Luke’s in London on March 10 (which mirrors the Fresh Blood; No Skin version of the album detailed below).

Watch the new trailer, which was filmed in Super 8 and features a clip of the song "Tranquility", a tribute to actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, here.

To backtrack, briefly: In 2009, White and his friends established Spacebomb to turn the tunes of songwriters they liked into grandiose, graceful statements.  To demonstrate the Spacebomb ideal, White and his wide cast of musicians - possessing a vast knowledge that could pivot from the gusto of New Orleans to the verve of Detroit, from tube-amp rock to hi-fi pop - recorded a few songs he’d pieced together and called it Big Inner, hoping to show other songwriters how the system would work. In the 18 months that followed the release, White toured America and Europe extensively, sharing the stage with St. Vincent, The National, The Mountain Goats, She & Him, among many others, and signed with Domino to release Big Inner worldwide.  White played major festivals, including Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, Primavera, and more, and Big Inner earned five stars in The Guardian and a spot on its year-end list, plus those of Pitchfork, Consequence of Sound, and others. Uncut called it “one of the great albums of modern Americana,” and Paste deemed White’s ensemble as the #1 “Best New Band” of 2012.

If the first album had been serendipity, every step of Fresh Blood was to be deliberate, from his co-writing sessions with longtime friend and former bandmate Andy Jenkins to his steady arrangement brainstorms with the trusted Spacebomb house band—bassist Cameron Ralston, drummer Pinson Chanselle and guitarist Trey Pollard.  Simultaneously recognizing the trouble and delight that life can bring, these 10 original new songs of Fresh Blood are guides for times of joy, agony and the middle distance where we most often linger.

Fresh Blood will be available on CD (WIGCD309), LP (WIGLP309) and via digital download (WIG309D)– there is also a special edition of the album, which is a deluxe double LP gatefold heavyweight vinyl (WIGLP309X) containing a bonus LP titled Fresh Blood: No Skin – a complete new full length minimalist mix of the full album, minus strings/horns or choir.  You can pre-order Fresh Blood via iTunes and DomMart.

Fresh Blood tracklist:
01.  Take Care My Baby
02.  Rock & Roll Is Cold
03.  Fruit Trees
04.  Holy Moly
05.  Circle ‘Round The Sun
06.  Feeling Good Is Good Enough
07.  Tranquility
08.  Golden Robes
09.  Vision
10.  Love Is Deep

Live dates:
Marc 3 - Brooklyn, NY @ BRIC  (with 30-piece orchestra)
March 9 - Paris, France @ New Morning (solo)
March 10 - London, UK @ St Lukes (solo)

Matthew E. White on the Web
http://www.fresh-blood.net
http://www.matthewewhite.com/
http://www.twitter.com/amattwhitejoint
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Matthew-E-White

 
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