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WHITE LUNG ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM PARADISE OUT MAY 6TH, SHARE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘HUNGRY’

White Lung | 24/02/16

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After the critically acclaimed release Deep Fantasy (2014), White Lung return with their fourth studio album Paradise, due out May 6, 2016 on Domino. Coming in at a succinct yet powerful 28 minutes, the album simmers with desire and pain, love and beauty, and a seething urgency, hurtling towards the album closer and title track Paradise at signature breakneck speed.

In addition to today’s album announcement, White Lung are pleased to share the video for first single ‘Hungry’, which was scripted by Mish Barber-Way and Justin Gradin, directed by Gradin, and stars Amber Tamblyn (Sisterhood Of The Travelling Pants, The Ring, 127 Hours, House).

Says Gradin on the video:

“’Hungry’ plays with identity and perception, and the idea that sometimes public attention can create more isolation and delusion. The video focuses on a self-obsessed girl (who is barely famous as the model on a brand of canned condensed milk) as she struggles to seem important while being haunted by the ghosts of fame until her eventual epiphany of disposability."

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

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

“There’s this really stupid attitude that only punks have where it’s somehow uncool to become a better songwriter. In no other musical genre are your fans going to drop you when you start progressing. That would be like parents being disappointed in their child for graduating from kindergarten to the first grade. Paradise is the best songwriting we have ever done, and I expect the next record to be the same. I have no interest in staying in kindergarten.”Mish Barber-Way, in conversation with Annie Clark.

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Paradise is available to pre-order now on limited edition deluxe colored vinyl, limited edition tri-glitter cassette, CD, and digital download.

Pre-order: Dom Mart / Bandcamp / iTunes

Paradise Tracklisting

01. Dead Weight

02. Narcoleptic

03. Below

04. Kiss Me When I Bleed

05. Demented

06. Sister

07. Hungry

08. I Beg You

09. Vegas

10. Paradise

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White Lung will be touring extensively in support of the new album. All dates currently announced are listed below, including SXSW next month and their return to UK shores in May. Tickets go on sale this Friday from www.whitelung.ca.

White Lung 2016 Tour Dates

Fri Mar 11 || Vancouver, BC || The Cobalt Cabaret

Tues 15 – Sat 19 Mar || Austin, TX || SXSW

Sun 20 Mar || San Antonio, TX || Paper Tiger

Fri 6 May || Toronto, ON || Velvet Underground

Sat 7 May || Brooklyn, NY || Baby’s All Right

Tue 24 May || Brighton || Green Door Store

Wed 25 May || Bristol || Start the Bus

Thu 26 May || London || The Victoria

Fri 27 May || Birmingham || The Flapper

Sat 28 May || Leeds || Brudenell Games Room

Sun 29 May || Manchester || The Star & Garter

Tue 31 May || Paris || Point Ephemere

Wed 1 Jun || Liege || La Zone

Thu 2 Jun || The Hague || Paard

Fri 3 Jun || Amsterdam || Paradiso

Fri 22 Jul || Oro-Medonte, ON || Way Home Festival

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

For tickets, visit www.whitelung.ca



 

GEORGIA SHARES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE 'HEART WRECKING ANIMALS'

22/02/16

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Georgia has today shared the brand new video for ‘Heart Wrecking Animals’, one of the stand out tracks to be taken from her eponymous debut album, which is out now. The video was directed by award-winning London based artist, Kate Moross (Disclosure, Jessie Ware, Wild Beasts). Watch it now below.

Inspired by the spacious ambience and sporadic bursts of colourful chaos of an Oneohtrix Point Never concert she attended, ‘Heart Wrecking Animals’ sees Georgia wearing her heart on her sleeve, delivering an emotively raw-edged love song. Georgia’s performance here equally showcases her unfeigned emotion. 

On the video, Georgia says, “This song means a lot to me and it seemed that Kate got inside the emotions of the song and her vision for it feels so right. ‘Heart Wrecking Animals’ marked a certain part of my life and helped shape my debut album. It feels like a good time to share this with you all.”

 

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE SHARE NEW SINGLE 'GOLDEN GAL'

15/02/16

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Animal Collective have shared “Golden Gal,” the second single from their new album Painting With, out this Friday on Domino. Stream the song here

“Golden Gal” follows on from the first single FloriDada and the release of the band’s free Painting With iOS app that allowed for collaborative painting between fans while having early access to the Painting With song “Lying in the Grass.” 

A worldwide 2016 Animal Collective tour starts this Friday at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA. All shows are listed below.

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Painting With is available to pre-order in standard CD and LP formats. The album in CD and LP formats will be available in three different covers, featuring each Animal Collective member – Avey Tare, Geologist, and Panda Bear - as painted by Brian DeGraw. All pre-orders come with instant downloads of “FloriDada” and “Lying In The Grass”. 

Painting With tracklisting

1. FloriDada

2. Hocus Pocus

3. Vertical

4. Lying In The Grass

5. The Burglars

6. Natural Selection

7. Bagels In Kiev

8. On Delay

9. Spilling Guts

10. Summing The Wretch

11. Golden Gal

12. Recycling

Animal Collective Tour Dates

Fri Feb 19 || Philadelphia, PA || Union Transfer || SOLD OUT *

Sat Feb 20 || Portsmouth, NH || 3S Artspace || SOLD OUT *

Mon Feb 22 || Boston, MA || Royale Boston || SOLD OUT *

Tues Feb 23 || New York, NY || Irving Plaza || SOLD OUT *

Wed Feb 24 || New York, NY || Irving Plaza || SOLD OUT *

Fri Feb 26 || Columbus, OH || Newport Music Hall || SOLD OUT *

Sat Feb 27 || Chicago, IL || Concord Music Hall || SOLD OUT *

Sun Feb 28 || Minneapolis, MN || First Avenue || SOLD OUT *

Tues Mar 1 || Denver, CO || Ogden Theatre || TIX *

Wed Mar 2 || Salt Lake City, UT || The Depot || TIX *

Fri Mar 4 || Seattle, WA || Neptune || SOLD OUT *

Sat Mar 5 || Portland, OR || Roseland Theater || SOLD OUT *

Mon Mar 7 || Oakland, CA || Fox Theater || TIX *

Tues Mar 8 || Los Angeles, CA || The Fonda Theatre || SOLD OUT *

Wed Mar 9 || Los Angeles, CA || The Fonda Theatre || SOLD OUT *

Fri Mar 11-Sun Mar 13 || Phoenix, AZ || McDowell Mountain Music Festival || TIX

Fri Apr 1 || Brussels, Belgium || Botanique – Orangerie || SOLD OUT ^

Sat Apr 2 || The Hague, Holland || Rewire Festival @ Paard van Troje || TIX

Mon Apr 4 || Hamburg, Germany || Uebel & Gefahrlich || TIX ^

Tues Apr 5 | Berlin, Germany || Postbahnhof || TIX ^

Thurs Apr 7 || Milan, Italy || C2C Festival @ Magazzini Generali || TIX ^

Fri Apr 8 || Stans, Switzerland || Stanser Musiktage Festival @ Kollegi || TIX

Sat Apr 9 || Paris, France || La Cigale || TIX ^

Mon Apr 11 || London, UK || 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire || SOLD OUT ^

Tues Apr 12 || London, UK || 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire TIX ^

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

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

Fri Apr 29-Sun May 1 || Austin, TX || Levitation || TIX

Sun May 1 || Tulsa, OK || Cains Ballroom || TIX +

Tues May 3 || St. Louis, MO || The Pageant || TIX +

Wed May 4 || Royal Oak, MI || Royal Oak Music Theatre || TIX +

Fri May 6 || Nashville, TN || Marathon Music Works || TIX +

Sat May 7 || Atlanta, GA || Buckhead Theatre || TIX +

Sun May 8 || Asheville, NC || Orange Peel || SOLD OUT +

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

Wed May 11 || Washington, DC || 9:30 Club || TIX +

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

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

Jun 1-5 || Barcelona, Spain || Primavera Sound || TIX

* with Ratking

^ with GFOTY

+ with Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

 

JULIA HOLTER SHARES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE 'EVERYTIME BOOTS'

Julia Holter | 10/02/16

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Julia Holter today shares the video for new single ‘Everytime Boots’, which will be released on February 26th to coincide with her upcoming UK and US tours. 

Directed by Ramona Gonzalez, the video follows an enigmatic character (Ramona Gonzalez) following a cowboy (Rene Solomon) following another cowboy (Julia Holter). Watch the new video below now.

After an incredible sold out performance at London’s Islington Assembly Hall in November, Holter will return to the UK for a string of live dates (listed below), of which London, Manchester and Edinburgh are already sold out. She will also perform at this weekend’s 6 Music Festival in Bristol.

 

11-Feb Engine Rooms Southampton

12-Feb From Now On Festival Cardiff

14-Feb The 6 Music Festival Bristol

15-Feb Oval Space London **SOLD OUT**

16-Feb Gorilla Manchester **SOLD OUT**

17-Feb Button Factory Dublin

19-Feb SWG3 Studio Warehouse Glasgow

20-Feb Summerhall Arts Venue Edinburgh **SOLD OUT**

 

HIGHER AUTHORITIES ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM NEPTUNE OUT 20TH APRIL 2016, SHARE NEW SONG 'COLOUR'

Higher Authorities | 10/02/16

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Shadowy, psychedelic adventurers, Higher Authorities, are happy to announce their forthcoming debut album, Neptune, for 20th April 2016.

Listen to debut track, ‘Colour’, below now.

Neptune, a collection of warped psychedelic dub and electronic explorations will be available on CD & digitally on 20th April 2016. The release date – 4/20, a day of huge significance in cannabis culture – is no coincidence. Neptune is proper head music, an old-fashioned headphones album where the devil is in the lo-fi details.

Produced by the Higher Authorities, the album was augmented by legendary dub producer Adrian Sherwood, who brought his mad box of sound effects to proceedings.

For Higher Authorities, visual identity is important. There is symbolism at work here, the pineapples on the album artwork possibly refer to Liverpool's wealthy merchant's houses who had pineapples on the gateposts. One of the pineapples is smoking, it all ties in. 

‘Colour’ is the first single the duo has shared from the album, and the first window into their cosmic world. 

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Neptuneis available to pre-order now on CD (WIGCD355) and digitally (WIG355D) now. Pre-order the album here: Dom Mart / iTunes

Track listing:

  1. Another time, Another place         
  2. Twilight (in luminous lodge)         
  3. Colour                                                               
  4. ...and why not?                                
  5. The Clone                                         
  6. If                                                         
  7. Monocle Man                                   
  8. Abracadabra                                    
  9. Decades                                           
  10. Neptune
 

FLYING SAUCER ATTACK RE-ISSUE DISTANCE, FURTHER AND CHORUS

Flying Saucer Attack | 03/02/16

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Following last year’s re-emergence with Instrumentals 2015, three of Flying Saucer Attack’s most revered albums - Distance, Further and Chorus – are to be re-issued on Domino on March 18th 2016.

Stream Distance’s ‘Ocean’, Further’s ‘In The Light of Time’ and Chorus’ ‘Feedback Song’ via fsa.space now HERE.

David Pearce re-materialised last year with the beautiful Instrumentals 2015 and attracted all manner of attention - as one does when one emerges from self-imposed exile holding a glittering prize. Without warning he became part of the musical landscape once again, heralding a new phase of the project he initiated in the early 1990s. Interviews and retrospective features assessed his importance in the continually unfolding story of British music, referring back to the music contained within these three artifacts, which sound as untainted - even more so, in fact - as they did on their initial release. 

There are many that believe the concept of electric folk to have died at some point in the 1970s following the heyday of bands and artists such as Fairport Convention, Roy Harper and John Martyn. These three reissues give the lie to that commonly held misconception. For while Distance, Further and Chorus do not cleave all that faithfully to the folk rock template established by the electrified rovers of that supposed golden age, and incorporate elements absorbed from musics as varied as krautrock, drone and dub, they can be considered in that lineage, with its Arcadian attitude to the unsullied landscapes of Britain and romanticised idea that old traditions may, at some point, produce something fresh and unheard.

All three are essential listening for those who are still capable of dreaming even as our dreams are co-opted and second guessed in a digital era which is revealing itself to be monstrously voracious and venal. Distance, Further and Chorus open up spaces in the mind where one may wander at will, Pearce’s excoriating feedback serving as a dream weapon designed to cleanse the grit from the mind’s eye. The melodies beyond the noise reassure us that it’s okay to take this route away from the superhighway and explore paths trodden only by a few, Pearce and collaborators included. This may be derided by some as escapism; rather it is parallelism. The search for alternatives, when the very term ‘alternative’ has been devalued beyond all recognition. 

Each of the three albums come in a 20th Anniversary Vinyl Repress format, cut in 180gm heavyweight virgin vinyl from original masters by Matt Colton at Alchemy. The albums will also be available on CD & digital formats.

All three albums are available packaged together exclusively through Domino Mart. Purchases through Domino Mart are also eligible to win test pressings of Instrumentals 2015, of which there are two pairs to win.

Pre-order the 3x LP bundle from Domino Mart HERE

Pre-order Distance via Dom Mart / iTunes

Pre-order Further via Dom Mart / iTunes

Pre-order Chorus via Dom Mart / iTunes

 

PORCHES SHARES NEW SONG 'CAR', NEW ALBUM POOL OUT FRIDAY FEBRUARY 5TH

Porches | 01/02/16

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Porches’ new album Pool is out via Domino this Friday, February 5th. Ahead of its release, listen to the album’s latest track ‘Car’ below. It follows the singles ‘Hour’ (watch the video HERE) and ‘Be Apart’ (watch the video HERE).

Says Maine on ‘Car’:

“’Car’ is about leaving a place where you're unhappy and the beauty of arriving somewhere where you feel good.  Whether you escape physically or mentally it's just about using your facilities to take control of your situation. Positive mental attitude.” 

Pool, Porches’ (aka Aaron Maine) debut full-length for Domino, and a major step forward for Maine —as an evolving singer/songwriter, and as a nascent producer. Written and recorded almost entirely in his Manhattan apartment, and mixed by Chris Coady (Beach House, Grizzly Bear, Tobias Jesso Jr) in Los Angeles, Pool was influenced, in part, by settling in the city as an artist and a person. Says Maine, “there was something special about recording this album in my new home. To be surrounded by the city and in my own world at the same time. I quickly became obsessed with the energy around me, and my experience of New York - I was forced to see my music in an entirely different context.  This was challenging, but also exciting, when the songs started to sound like a true reflection of what I was feeling in my new surroundings."

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Pool is available to pre-order now on limited pressing clear vinyl, CD, and digital download.

Pre-order: Dom Mart / Bandcamp / iTunes

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Porches will be taking off on an extensive 2016 North American tour this Spring, a co-headline with label-mate Alex G, featuring Your Friend, another fellow Domino artist, on support for all dates. The run includes stops at Savannah Stopover Festival, Spillover Festival and Treefort Music Fest, along with the band’s SXSW debut. Full schedule to follow.

PORCHES TOUR DATES

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

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

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

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

Sun Mar 13 || Orlando, FL || Backbooth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tues Apr 5 || Omaha, NE || Slowdown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS ANNOUNCE UK SUMMER DATES INCLUDING LONDON’S ALEXANDRA PALACE

The Last Shadow Puppets | 28/01/16

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The Last Shadow Puppets have announced a run of special UK shows in July 2016.  These dates follow the release of their second album ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’ (on 1 April) and their sold out UK shows in March and April.

New dates are as follows:

10 July: UK, Manchester – Castlefield Bowl

12 July: UK, Bridlington – The Spa

13 July: UK, Bournemouth – BIC

15 July: UK, London – Alexandra Palace

Tickets for all shows will be available from 9am on Friday the 5th of February.

The band will also be playing the following shows including their sold out UK shows (as announced previously):

26 March: UK, Edinburgh – Usher Hall

29 March: France, Paris – Olympia

1 April: UK, London - Hackney Empire

2 April: UK, Liverpool – Olympia

3 April: UK, Sheffield – City Hall

7 April: Netherlands, Amsterdam – Paradiso

11 April: USA, NYC - Webster Hall

17 April: USA, San Francisco – The Fillmore

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

You can pre-order ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’ via The Last Shadow Puppets storeDom Mart or iTunes.

 

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE LAUNCH PAINTING WITH IOS APP, LISTEN TO "LYING IN THE GRASS"

Animal Collective | 28/01/16

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Animal Collective have launched a free iOS app, that allows early access to the song ‘Lying in the Grass’ from their forthcoming studio album, Painting With. Download the app from the iTunes App Store here.

While listening to the song "Lying In The Grass," the Painting With app allows for real-time collaborative painting between two users. Fans can record, submit, and share their creations from the app to Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #PaintingWith. The submissions are displayed in real-time on the Animal Collective website here. The app also includes a strobe light feature that animates the zoetropic turntable slipmat that is included in the deluxe edition LP format.  The song sees its official release via digital platforms thi Monday, February 1.

A worldwide 2016 Animal Collective tour is now on sale. All shows are listed below.

Animal Collective tour dates
02-19 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer * SOLD OUT
02-20 Portsmouth, NH - 3S Artspace * SOLD OUT
02-22 Boston, MA - Royale Boston * SOLD OUT
02-23 New York, NY - Irving Plaza * SOLD OUT
02-24 New York, NY - Irving Plaza * SOLD OUT
02-26 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall  * SOLD OUT
02-27 Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall * SOLD OUT
02-28 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue *
03-01 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre *
03-02 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot *
03-04 Seattle, WA - Neptune * SOLD OUT
03-05 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater * SOLD OUT
03-07 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater *
03-08 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre * SOLD OUT
03-09 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre * SOLD OUT
03-11 - 03-13 Phoenix, AZ - McDowell Mountain Music Festival
04-01 Brussels, BE - Botanique - Orangerie ^
04-02 The Hague, NL - Rewire Festival (Paard van Tronje)
04-04 Hamburg, DE - Uebel & Gefahrlich ^
04-05 Berlin, DE - Postbahnof ^
04-07 Milan, IT - C2C Festival (Magazzini Generali) ^
04-08 Stans, CH - Stanser Musiktage Festival (Kollegi) 
04-09 Paris, FR - La Cigale ^
04-11 London, UK - 02 Shepherd's Bush Empire ^ SOLD OUT
04-12 London, UK - 02 Shepherd's Bush Empire
04-13 Manchester, UK - 02 Ritz ^ 
04-28 Fayetteville, AR - George’s Majestic Lounge SOLD OUT
04-30 - 05-01 Austin, TX - Levitation
05-01 Tulsa, OK - Cains Ballroom +
05-03 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant +
05-04 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre +
05-06 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works +
05-07 Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre +
05-08 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel + SOLD OUT
05-10 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club + SOLD OUT
05-11 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club +
05-13 Wilmington, DE - Word Café Live at the Queen + SOLD OUT
05-14 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom +

* with Ratking 
^ with GFOTY 
+ with Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

 

THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS ANNOUNCE LIVE DATES, NEW ALBUM EVERYTHING YOU'VE COME TO EXPECT RELEASE 1ST APRIL 2016

The Last Shadow Puppets | 25/01/16

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Following the recent announcement of their forthcoming album ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’, released on 1 April 2016, The Last Shadow Puppets will be returning to the UK, Europe and US for their first live dates since 2008. 

Dates are as follows:

26 March: UK, Edinburgh – Usher Hall

29 March: France, Paris – Olympia

1 April: UK, London - Hackney Empire

2 April: UK, Liverpool – Olympia

3 April: UK, Sheffield – City Hall

7 April: Netherlands, Amsterdam – Paradiso

11 April: USA, NYC - Webster Hall

17 April: USA, San Francisco – The Fillmore

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

Tickets for all shows will be available from 9am (Local Time) on Friday the 29th of January. More information at www.thelastshadowpuppets.com

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You can pre-order ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’ via The Last Shadow Puppets storeDom Mart or iTunes.

 

ALEX G SHARES LIVE VIDEO FOR 'BUG', RETURNS TO UK FOR HEADLINE DATES IN FEBRUARY

25/01/16

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Leading up to his forthcoming return to the UK for live dates throughout February, Alex G has shared a new live video of Beach Music album standout, ‘Bug’. Watch the video below now.

The new clip was filmed at drummer Scotty’s house in their native Philadelphia, where the band also practice. 

The UK live dates commence with a special NME Awards date on 1st February at The Lexington, London, before further live dates in support of Basement and the forthcoming extensive North American tour with fellow Domino artists Porches and Your Friend, both of whom recently announced new albums due out this year on Domino. 

Tickets for all Alex G live dates are on sale now and listed below, with UK headline dates and Basement supports highlighted bold : - 

ALEX G TOUR DATES

Mon Feb 1 || London, UK || The Lexington (NME Awards Show) [TICKETS]

Tues Feb 2 || Brighton, UK || Bleach [TICKETS]

Wed Feb 3 || Cardiff, UK || Clwb Ifor Bach [TICKETS]

Thurs Feb 4 || Sheffield, UK || Harley [TICKETS]

Fri Feb 5 || Nottingham, UK || Bodega [TICKETS]

Sun Feb 7 || Bristol, UK || Marble Factory *

Mon Feb 8 || Glasgow, UK || King Tuts / Garage *

Tues Feb 9 || Leeds, UK || Stylus *

Wed Feb 10 || Manchester, UK || Academy 2 *

Thurs Feb 11 || Norwich, UK || Waterfront *

Sat Feb 13 || London, UK || KOKO *

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wed Mar 16 || Houston, TX || Walters ^

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sun Apr 3 || Albuquerque, NM || Sister ^

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* with Basement

^ with Porches and Your Friend 

 

JOB VACANCY – PROMO TRAINEE

22/01/16

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Domino has a 1 year position available for a promo trainee assisting the press and radio teams.  Applicants must be articulate, organised, media and tech savvy and passionate about Domino’s musical culture.

Please send a CV and cover letter to vacancy@dominorecordco.com on or before Friday 5th February, stating Promo Trainee in the subject line.

 

BONNIE ‘PRINCE’ BILLY SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR ‘WHEN THY SONG FLOWS THROUGH ME’, NEW ALBUM POND SCUM RELEASED TODAY

22/01/16

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Pond Scum is an integral piece in the evolution of Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's progressive and prolific catalogue. A collection of sessions recorded for John Peel’s influential BBC show, it spans eight years of Bonnie's career and is essential for longtime fans and first-time listeners alike. Released today, Pond Scum captures Will Oldham’s powerful and compelling songwriting, accompanied only by a single guitar and a few subtle, yet captivating harmonies. 

Recorded in 2001, ‘When Thy Song Flows Through Me’ is one of the finest paradigms of Bonnie 'Prince' Billy's illustrious career. Inspired by the devotional chant by Paramahansa Yogananda, the Pond Scum version is every bit as spiritual and moving as the original. To accompany such a poignant adaptation, Bonnie enlisted the help of Louisville based director Ryan Daly to construct moving images that soothe the mind and body. Partly inspirited by the works of Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler, the video for ‘When Thy Song Flows Through Me’ is dazzling in its simplicity.

Watch ‘When Thy Song Flows Through Me’ here.

Additionally, Oldham shared another Pond Scum cut via NPR last week, a cover of Prince’s ‘The Cross’. Listen to it here.

Pond Scum is available on CD (WIGCD374), vinyl (WIGLP374) and digitally (WIG374D).  You can purchase Pond Scum via Dom Mart or iTunes.  

 

THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM EVERYTHING YOU'VE COME TO EXPECT, 1ST APRIL 2016

The Last Shadow Puppets | 20/01/16

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The Last Shadow Puppets return with their new album ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’ on Friday 1st April 2016.  The album finds Alex Turner and Miles Kane reunited with James Ford (production and drums) and Owen Pallett (string arrangements) and joined by Zachary Dawes (Mini Mansions) on bass, recording the follow up to 2008’s ‘The Age Of The Understatement’ at Shangri La Studio in Malibu. 

Featuring current single Bad Habits, ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’ is a more open and expansive work than its predecessor, wearing its influences less obviously on its sleeve – by turns the album is soaring, snarling and breathlessly seductive. 

Everything You’ve Come To Expect’ will be available on standard (WIGCD371) and deluxe CD (WIGCD371X - featuring a 40 page booklet containing exclusive photography).  Vinyl versions of the album are available as standard (WIGLP371) and deluxe heavyweight vinyl (WIGLP371X - ltd to one pressing, featuring a 32 page booklet and 7” coloured vinyl featuring ‘Bad Habits’, new exclusive track ‘The Bourne Identity’ and download card) and via digital download (WIG371D).

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

The tracklisting is as follows:

  1. Aviation
  2. Miracle Aligner
  3. Dracula Teeth
  4. Everything  You’ve Come To Expect
  5. The Element Of Surprise
  6. Bad Habits
  7. Sweet Dreams, TN
  8. Used To Be My Girl
  9. She Does The Woods
  10. Pattern
  11. The Dream Synopsis
Watch the video for 'Bad Habits' below.
 
 

THE RANGE ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM POTENTIAL RELEASED 25TH MARCH, LISTEN TO "FLORIDA" AND WATCH ALBUM TRAILER

The Range | 20/01/16

Image: The Range photo by Alexandra Gavillet

We're happy to announce the Domino debut Potential from Brooklyn, NY-based musician James Hinton, aka The Range, out March 25, 2016.

The magic of Potential, following 2013’s Nonfiction - is as a document of its time. The Range has made an electronic record inspired by Baltimore club, early ‘00s grime and mid ‘00s electronica, but also as a member of the last generation that will remember going online for the first time. Listen to lead single “Florida” below.

As its backbone, Potential utilizes a series of vocal samples that Hinton found in the deep corners of YouTube, introducing us to unknown artists expressing themselves unfettered by the constraints of industry. He might be fascinated by the code that determines his YouTube searches, but what truly grips him are the human stories behind the samples. Hinton explains, “I found each person by using a small set of search terms on YouTube. Each song is inextricably linked to the point in time that I came across each video. I endeavored to tie the songs of Potential together by telling my own story alongside the stories of the people I sampled. Every song tries to acknowledge a sense of vulnerability or difficulty in life, as well as an intense drive to cope with problems in ways that don't drag you into the abyss.” 

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

 

 

Potential will be available in CD, LP, deluxe double LP edition, and digital formats. The deluxe double LP edition, pictured above, is available to pre-order exclusively from the Domino Mart and includes a bonus 4 track Strings 12” EP and instant download of “Florida.” It will be limited to 1000 copies worldwide. 

The Range will be playing a handful of pre-release shows in March. Dates below, with more extensive touring to be announced soon.

The Range live dates:
03-01 Los Angeles, CA - Resident
03-09 London, UK - Pickle Factory


Potential
tracklisting
1. Regular
2. Copper Wire
3. Florida
4. Superimpose
5. Five Four
6. Falling Out of Phase
7. No Loss
8. Skeptical
9. Retune
10. So
11. 1804 

Strings EP tracklisting
1. The Magic
2. True Value
3. Flag
4. Naught

The Range photo by Alexandra Gavillet

 

MATTHEW E. WHITE RELEASES NEW SINGLE 'COOL OUT FEAT. NATALIE PRASS'

19/01/16

Image: Cool Out artwork

Following 2015’s acclaimed album Fresh Blood and marking a distinct move away from the Spacebomb studio sound of that and its predecessor Big Inner,  the sultry, nocturnal  soul of “Cool Out” stems from a spontaneous collaboration with fellow Richmond producer and Stone’s Throw recording artist DJ Harrison and features long-time friend and collaborator Natalie Prass on vocals.

Listen to “Cool Out feat. Natalie Prass” now and pick up the song at iTunes here.

Matthew E. White is on tour in the UK and Ireland now. 

January dates: 

20th – Roisin Dubh, Galway (tickets)
21st – Button Factor, Dublin (tickets)
22nd – Voodoo, Belfast  (tickets)
23rd – Roaming Roots Review at Concert Hall, Glasgow (tickets)
25th – Electric Circus, Edinburgh (tickets)
26th – The Plug, Sheffield (tickets)
27th – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry (tickets)
28th – Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth (tickets)
29th – Cambridge Junction 2, Cambridge (tickets)
30th – Roundhouse, London (tickets)

 

NIGHT MOVES ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM PENNIED DAYS, SHARE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE 'DENISE, DON'T WANNA SEE YOU CRY'

Night Moves | 19/01/16

Image: Night Moves - photo credit Bryan Derballa

Minneapolis band Night Moves are pleased to announce their new album, Pennied Days, due for release on March 25, 2016 on Domino. The first single from the forthcoming album, ‘Denise, Don’t Wanna See You Cry’, is released today alongside a music video, directed by Anthony Sylvester (director of Shamir’s ‘In For The Kill’ and ‘On The Regular’ videos) and shot in upstate New York late last year. Watch the video below now.

Formed in 2009 in the Twin Cities, Night Moves is composed at its core of John Pelant and Micky Alfano. Friends since high school, their bond was solidified when Alfano lent Pelant his copy of George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass, a luminous classic of turn-the-page melancholy that echoes through Pennied Days. Over time, Pelant and Alfano broadened their scope to allow for a wide array of maverick influences, ranging from traditionalist heroes like Leon Russell and The Band to r’n’b originators Curtis Mayfield and Sly Stone to pre-punk experimentalists Suicide. (They also love Joe Walsh, like all free-thinking Americans.)

For Pennied Days, Pelant channeled both his disillusionment and his quiet resolve into a set of beautiful, melodic songs whose sunny surface obscures an inner darkness. Pennied Days might ultimately be as breezy and pleasurable as the records Pelant grew up loving, but that description belies the years of work the band put into making the album. 

“A lot of the songs are about trying to find yourself and what your future will look like and who you are – life overall,” Pelant says now — a seemingly simple statement about the most complicated of personal journeys. After releasing their 2012 debut, Colored Emotions — and touring with the likes of Father John Misty, Lord Huron, Django Django, and Poliça — Pelant set about recording demos for the follow-up. Originally, he planned on making another record quickly — Pelant is compulsively creative, writing loads of hooky pop songs in short bursts. (The band has few hobbies outside of music, beyond “drinking, wasting time talking about life, girls, and partying.”). But sessions for Pennied Days stretched far longer than anticipated, with the music veering from Flaming Lips-influenced doomsday dirges to the folky, laidback material the band were known for, and so eventually producer John Agnello was introduced to help steer things back on course, resulting in a 9 song collection of future folk-rock, paisley-tinged guitar licks, and even a piano jam or two. 

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

Pennied Days Tracklisting

01. Carl Sagan

02. Denise, Don’t Wanna See You Cry

03. Leave Your Light On

04. Border On Border

05. Kind Luck

06. Hiding In The Melody

07. Staurolite Stroll

08. Alabama

09. Only To Live In Your Memories

 

YOUR FRIEND SHARES NEW SINGLE COME BACK FROM IT, DEBUT ALBUM GUMPTION OUT JANUARY 29TH

Your Friend | 14/01/16

Image: Your Friend - photo credit Crystal Lee Ferris

Taryn Miller, aka Your Friend, will release her debut album, Gumption, on January 29th via Domino. The second single from Gumption, “Come Back From It,” debuts today on Noisey with an accompanying video directed by Christophe Acker / Thatfilm and shot at the end of last year in Paris.

Says Miller, “We shot the footage on my last day in Paris, when I was there last November for Red Bull Music Academy, which was postponed following the awful events in November. It was freezing, and wild. He (the motorcycle driver) was weaving between highway traffic and at times, splitting the space between semis. It all came together at the very end of my trip, and was a really lovely way to leave after seeing what so many endured. There was this juxtaposition of the time that I arrived, and the night before I left. The streets were empty on my first day there, and it was exhilarating to be riding back into the city like that, and to have witnessed such resilience during such a dark time.” 

“Come Back From It,” was composed of salvaged pieces of an almost entirely scrapped song during Gumption’s demoing process. The whirling, dark, drum loop (arguably the backbone) and the crackling drone were the only original pieces of audio from the demo. Producer Nicolas Vernhes encouraged that there was something about the lurching nature of those elements that was worth pursuing. Miller already had a sense of verses, but there wasn’t a “relief,” as Vernhes said, when referring to a chorus. Vernhes sat her in the control room of Rare Book Room in Brooklyn and played Lou Reed’s “Pale Blue Eyes,” with the both of them in silence, then said, “You have thirty minutes, go write a chorus.” After the structure was formed, Miller took on the task of creating several, separate loops for each chord in the entire song, and Vernhes collaging them and achieving an overall cinematic type of texture.

“Come Back From It” follows the album opener and first single, “Heathering,” a brooding track Miller had been working on long before entering the studio. The opening acoustic guitar sample was something that Vernhes had caught before she knew they were tracking. It was left as somewhat of a playful placeholder initially, but then ultimately became an endearing and important part of the opening. 

Gumption deals with the dualities and nuances of human interaction, and questions how much we, as individuals, are responsible for in the ways we are perceived. It’s a record of courage, as its title suggests - of having the willingness to make necessary shifts, and to have a sense of self-awareness that ultimately leads to growth.

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Gumption will be available on CD and standard LP via the Domino Mart. Pre-order the album from the Domino Mart HERE or iTunes HERE and receive an instant download of “Heathering.” The standard LP comes in a single jacket with a printed inner sleeve and is accompanied by a MP3 download card.

Preorder: Dom Mart / iTunes

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Your Friend will tour in support of Gumption this spring with Domino label mates Porches and Alex G making a stop at SXSW, her first trip back since 2014. A full list of dates is below. Stay tuned for all news and updates via the new Your Friend website HERE.

TOUR DATES (w/ Porches & Alex G):

Wed. Mar. 9 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel

Thu. Mar. 10 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter

Fri. Mar. 11 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle - Backroom

Sat. Mar. 12 - Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover Festival

Sun. Mar. 13 - Orlando, FL @ Backbooth

Mon. Mar. 14 - Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder

Sat. Mar. 19 - Dallas, TX @ Spillover Music Fest

Mon. Mar. 21 - Denver, CO @ Lost Lake

Tue. Mar. 22 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

Wed. Mar. 23 - Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest

Thu. Mar. 24 - Portland, OR @ Analog Cafe

Fri. Mar. 25 - Seattle, WA @ Vera Project

Sat. Mar. 26 - Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt

Mon. Mar. 28 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop

Tue. Mar. 29 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

Thu. Mar. 31 - Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory - Constellation Room

Fri. Apr. 1 - San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe

Sat. Apr. 2 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge

Sun. Apr. 3 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Co-Op

Tue. Apr. 5 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown

Wed. Apr. 6 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry

Thu. Apr. 7 - Madison, WI @ UW Student Union

Fri. Apr. 8 - Grinnell, IA @ Grinnell College - Gardner Lounge

Sat. Apr. 9 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge

Sun. Apr. 10 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Cafe

Mon. Apr. 11 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern

Tue. Apr. 12 - Boston, MA @ Middle East Downstairs

Wed. Apr. 13 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Thu. Apr. 14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

Fri. Apr. 15 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

 

THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS SHARE BAD HABITS

The Last Shadow Puppets | 12/01/16

Image: TLSP - photo credit Zachary Michael

 

WATCH ANIMAL COLLECTIVE'S "FLORIDADA" VIDEO

Animal Collective | 08/01/16

Image: Animal Collective FloriDada video thumbnail

Animal Collective has premiered the video for new single "FloriDada," from the forthcoming album Painting With, out February 19. The video was produced and directed by PFFR and can now be viewed below. The video will have its US television premiere tomorrow night, Saturday Jan 9, on Adult Swim during the Toonami block of programming.

A worldwide 2016 Animal Collective tour went on sale last month, with many shows selling out quickly, including two shows in both LA and NYC. Due to overwhelming demand, the band is announcing a second show in London at Shepherds Bush Empire as well moving their Manchester show to O2 Ritz. All shows listed below.

The band has shared a Spotify playlist highlighting songs from their 15 year career. Listen to it here or at the bottom.

Painting With will be available in standard CD, LP, and a limited deluxe edition format. The album in CD and LP formats will be available in three different covers, featuring each Animal Collective member – Avey Tare, Geologist, and Panda Bear - as painted by Brian DeGraw and displayed below. There are very few remaining deluxe edition copies remaining via the Animal Collective and Domino stores. All pre-orders from either store, including from iTunes, come with an instant download of "FloriDada."

Animal Collective tour dates:
02-19 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer * SOLD OUT
02-20 Portsmouth, NH - 3S Artspace * SOLD OUT
02-22 Boston, MA - Royale Boston * SOLD OUT
02-23 New York, NY - Irving Plaza * SOLD OUT
02-24 New York, NY - Irving Plaza * SOLD OUT
02-26 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall * SOLD OUT 
02-27 Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall * SOLD OUT
02-28 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue *
03-01 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre *
03-02 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot * 
03-04 Seattle, WA - Neptune *
03-05 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater *
03-07 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater *
03-08 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre * SOLD OUT
03-09 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre * SOLD OUT
03-11 to 03-13 Phoenix, AZ - McDowell Mountain Music Festival 
04-01 Brussels, BE - Botanique - Orangerie ^
04-02 The Hague, NL - Rewire Festival (Paard van Tronje)
04-04 Hamburg, DE - Uebel & Gefahrlich ^
04-05 Berlin, DE - Postbahnof ^
04-07 Milan, IT - C2C Festival (Magazzini Generali) ^
04-08 Stans, CH - Stanser Musiktage Festival (Kollegi) 
04-09 Paris, FR - La Cigale ^
04-11 London, UK - 02 Shepherd's Bush Empire ^ SOLD OUT
04-12 London, UK - 02 Shepherd's Bush Empire
04-13 Manchester, UK - 02 Ritz ^ 
04-28 Fayetteville, AR - George’s Majestic Lounge + SOLD OUT
04-29 to 05-01 Austin, TX - Levitation Festival
05-01 Tulsa, OK - Cains Ballroom  +
05-03 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant +
05-04 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre +
05-06 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works +
05-07 Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre +
05-08 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel  +
05-10 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club +
05-13 Wilmington, DE - Word Café Live at the Queen +
05-14 Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom +

* with Ratking 
^ with GFOTY 
+ with Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

 

PORCHES SHARE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE 'BE APART', NEW ALBUM POOL RELEASED 5TH FEBRUARY

Porches | 06/01/16

Image: Porches - photo credit Jessica Lehrman

Porches’ new album Pool is out via Domino on February 5th, and ahead of its release, the band is pleased to share a video for its latest single, ‘Be Apart’. Premiered via Fader earlier today, ‘Be Apart’ can be viewed below now.

The video was directed by Daniel Brereton (Connan Mockasin, Django Django, Kindness, Metronomy) and was filmed outside London during a recent UK/EU tour. 

Says Maine on ‘Be Apart’:

“’Be Apart’ is sort of about moving to New York City and wanting to belong. It's about nightlife, about being taken away, losing control, longing for acceptance, and letting go. I imagine the music video portraying some sort of cult or family living in a mansion. The cult/mansion represent both what you might long to be a part of and also the sentiment of longing to be elsewhere, a part of what is outside.”

This video comes off the back of the previously released ‘Hour’ (watch HERE), which features Maine's partner and frequent collaborator, Greta Kline a.k.a Frankie Cosmos.

Next month marks the much-anticipated release of Pool, Porches’ debut full-length for Domino and a major step forward for Maine —as an evolving singer/songwriter, and as a nascent producer. Written and recorded almost entirely in his Manhattan apartment, and mixed by Chris Coady (Beach House, Grizzly Bear, Tobias Jesso Jr) in Los Angeles, Pool was influenced, in part, by settling in the city as an artist and a person. Says Maine, “there was something special about recording this album in my new home. To be surrounded by the city and in my own world at the same time. I quickly became obsessed with the energy around me, and my experience of New York - I was forced to see my music in an entirely different context.  This was challenging, but also exciting, when the songs started to sound like a true reflection of what I was feeling in my new surroundings."

Pool is available to pre-order now on limited pressing clear vinyl, CD, and digital download. 

Pre-order: Dom Mart / Bandcamp / iTunes

Porches will be taking off on an extensive 2016 North American tour, starting March 9 in Washington, DC. The tour is a co-headline with label-mate Alex G, and will feature Your Friend, another fellow Domino artist, on support for all dates. Tickets to all shows are on sale now.

PORCHES TOUR DATES

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

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

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

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

Sun Mar 13 || Orlando, FL || Backbooth

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

Wed Mar 16 || Houston, TX || Walters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tues Apr 5 || Omaha, NE || Slowdown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

BONNIE 'PRINCE' BILLY TO RELEASE POND SCUM, A NEW COLLECTION OF JOHN PEEL SESSIONS, 22ND JANUARY

Bonnie Prince Billy | 06/01/16

Image: Pond Scum

There are no Peel sessions anymore - that tradition was buried in the pyramids with John Peel himself upon the great man's passing. Of the thousands left in the wake, six are ascribed to Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - and of those six, three have been combined to form the deeply congruous experience of Pond Scum.

A span of eight years is covered, in reverse, and many chestnuts are rolled out, freed of former contexts with sparse arrangements. "(I Was Drunk at the) Pulpit" feels, ten years from inception, more vividly worn; "Death to Everyone" is loosed from its frame, the bones decoupled and spread out, giving the song a reflective air (as opposed the biting declamation of the original); "Arise, Therefore" adapts its metronomic base, the evangelic twist of its roots made palpable. With the centre of the performance in stark relief, the gnomic qualities of two "Get On Jolly" pieces are intensified. Further accenting the devoted spirit of this collection is the inclusion of Bonnie's take on Prince's "The Cross", as well as the previously-unreleased original "Beezle."

Bonnie's lone shadow casts over this lot, accompanied on the first four tracks by David Heumann, but otherwise playing solo through a set of original songs (and two covers) representing a decade of progress in the almost unbearably intimate-yet-unknowable manner that was so often the vibe of those strange and wondrous days.

Layers peel to reveal the subtle artistry and refinement contained within these sessions, so begin to dig deep into the vault on January 22nd, 2016! But wait, there's more! You can download a new arrangement of "Rich Wife Full of Happiness", (which is similar in tone, but not found on Pond Scum!)! 

Listen to and download “Rich Wife Full Of Happiness” HERE

Pond Scum is available on CD (WIGCD374), vinyl (WIGLP374) and digitally (WIG374D).  You can purchase Pond Scum via Dom Mart or iTunes.  

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY: PROJECT MANAGER - DOMINO RECORDING CO. FRANCE

18/12/15

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Domino Recording Co. France is seeking a Project Manager to join its team based in Paris.

Job Description:

As part of the marketing department, you will be responsible of the coordination of selected projects, in conjunction with Domino International Dept.

As part of this mission you will be in charge of:

- The coordination of physical and digital releases

- Setting up marketing strategies

- Setting up and maintaining budgets

- Negotiating partnerships and publicity campaigns

- Following sales and targets in coordination with our distributor

- The organization of promo days

- The promotion of some of the projects to media

  

Required profile:

- At least 2 years experience in music marketing

- Bac + 4/5

- Passion for music, especially for indie artists and labels, good knowledge of the Domino roster

- Fluent in French and English

- Good knowledge of the digital market

- Very good interpersonal skills, rigor and organization

- Familiar with CRM tools and social networks

Type of contract:

CDI

To Apply: 

Please send a CV and cover letter to recrutement@dominorecordco.com before January 20th 2016

 
 

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Domino Recording Co. France recherche un chef de projet pour rejoindre son équipe parisienne.

Type de contrat: CDI
 
Description du poste:

Au sein du service marketing, vous serez responsable de la coordination de certains projets en collaboration avec le département International de Domino. Dans le cadre de cette mission vous aurez en charge:

- La planification des sorties physiques et digitales

- La mise en place des stratégies marketing

- L'établissement et le suivi des budgets

- La négociation et le suivi des partenariats et campagnes publicitaires

- Le suivi des ventes et des objectifs en lien avec notre distributeur

- L'organisation des journées promo

- La promotion de certains projets auprès des médias
 
 
Profil recherché:
 
- Au moins 2 ans d'expérience dans le marketing de la musique

- Bac + 4/5

- Passionné(e) de musique, en particulier par les artistes et labels indépendants, bonne connaissance des artistes Domino

- Anglais courant écrit et parlé

- Bonne connaissance du marché digital

- Très bon relationnel, rigueur et organisation

- Familier des outils CRM et des réseaux sociaux
 
 
Contact: 
 
Envoyer CV et lettre de motivation à recrutement@dominorecordco.com avant le 20 janvier 2016

 

BILL RYDER-JONES SHARES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE WILD ROSES, NEW ALBUM WEST KIRBY COUNTY PRIMARY OUT NOW, FORTHCOMING HEADLINE DATES INCLUDE LONDON'S SCALA MARCH 3RD, TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Bill Ryder-Jones | 14/12/15

Image: Wild Roses video still

Bill Ryder-Jones has today shared a video for ‘Wild Roses’, the latest single taken from his highly acclaimed album, West Kirby County Primary.

The new video, again directed by James Slater, finds Ryder-Jones captaining a 5-a-side football team featuring his live band members against a team of local Evertonian heroes. Watch the video now below.

West Kirby County Primary, the third full-length album from multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer, Bill Ryder-Jones, is the follow-up to A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart and was written and recorded by Ryder-Jones in his childhood bedroom at his mother’s house in West Kirby before being filtered through Liverpool’s legendary Parr Street Studios. A classic band record, West Kirby County Primary features Bill playing a multitude of instruments including the electric guitar with his trademark prowess.

Mixed by James Ford, each of West Kirby County Primary’s ten tracks offers a sneaked glance into his private world; they eavesdrop on a set of encounters that go about “turning stories into beautiful truth” set to glorious molten melody that explodes like fireworks over water. It all adds up to a remarkable record by one of our most cherished musicians – a musical polymath as at ease on stage with the Manchester Camerata (where he performed ‘If…’ as part of the Manchester Literature Festival last Autumn) or on live guitar duties with Arctic Monkeys as he is on production duties with Hooton Tennis Club and The Wytches. 

Bill Ryder-Jones supports the release of West Kirby County Primary and the new single with new live dates throughout 2016. The new dates include a run of UK headline dates in March, including London’s Scala on March 3rd. New European support dates with Mumford and Sons throughout May have also been announced. Tickets for all listed dates are on sale now, with UK dates highlighted in bold. 

Weds 20th Jan 2016 – Workman’s Club, Dublin, Ireland

Fri 29th Jan 2016 - Las Armas, Zaragoza, Spain

Sun 31st Jan 2016 - Astillero Ondartxo, San Sebastian, Spain (Music Box Festibala)

Weds 17th Feb 2016 - Crescent, York

Fri 19th Feb 2016 - Trades Club, Hebden Bridge

Sat 20th Feb 2016 - Cafe Indie, Scunthorpe

Thurs 25th Feb 2016 - The Ferret, Preston

Sat 27th Feb 2016 - Adelphi, Hull

Tues 1st Mar 2016 - Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds

Weds 2nd Mar 2016 - The Green Door Store, Brighton

Thurs 3rd Mar 2016 - Scala, London

Fri 4th Mar 2016 - Deaf Institute, Manchester

Sat 5th Mar 2016 - Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

Tues 8th Mar 2016 - Stereo, Glasgow

Thurs 10th Mar 2016 - Arts Club, Liverpool

Fri 11th Mar 2016 - Moon Club, Cardiff

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

Mon 9th May – Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden*

Tues 10th May – Spektrum, Oslo, Norway*

Thurs 12th May – Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark*

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

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

Mon 16th May – Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland*

Tues 17th May – Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany*

Thurs 19th May – Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria*

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

Sun 22nd May – Zenith, Paris, France*

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

Tues 24th May – Sportpaleis, Antwerp, Belgium*

Sat 4th Jun 2016- Lunar Festival, Tanworth in Arden

 

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE ANNOUNCE WORLD TOUR DATES

Animal Collective | 07/12/15

Image: Animal Collective announcement press shot

Animal Collective is pleased to announce an extensive worldwide tour in 2016, in support of their recently announced new album, Painting With, out February 19, 2016. For a full list of dates, see below. Tickets to all shows go on sale this Friday.  

The band’s new studio album, Painting With, was announced last week alongside a stream of the first single "FloriDada." Listen to it below. In addition, the band has shared a Spotify playlist highlighting songs from their 15 year career. Listen to it here.  

Fri Feb 19 || Philadelphia, PA || Union Transfer || TIX *

Sat Feb 20 || Portsmouth, NH || 3S Artspace || TIX *

Mon Feb 22 || Boston, MA || Royale Boston || TIX *

Tues Feb 23 || New York, NY || Irving Plaza || TIX *

Fri Feb 26 || Columbus, OH || Newport Music Hall || TIX *

Sat Feb 27 || Chicago, IL || Concord Music Hall || TIX *

Sun Feb 28 || Minneapolis, MN || First Avenue || TIX *

Tues Mar 1 || Denver, CO || Ogden Theatre || TIX *

Wed Mar 2 || Salt Lake City, UT || The Depot || TIX *

Fri Mar 4 || Seattle, WA || Neptune || TIX *

Sat Mar 5 || Portland, OR || Roseland Theater || TIX *

Mon Mar 7 || Oakland, CA || Fox Theater || TIX *

Tues Mar 8 || Los Angeles, CA || The Fonda Theatre || TIX *

Fri Mar 11-Sun Mar 13 || Phoenix, AZ || McDowell Mountain Music Festival || TIX

Fri Apr 1 || Brussels, Belgium || Botanique – Orangerie || TIX ^

Sat Apr 2 || The Hague, Holland || Rewire Festival @ Paard van Troje || TIX

Mon Apr 4 || Hamburg, Germany || Uebel & Gefahrlich || TIX ^

Tues Apr 5 | Berlin, Germany || Postbahnhof || TIX ^

Thurs Apr 7 || Milan, Italy || C2C Festival @ Magazzini Generali || TIX ^

Fri Apr 8 || Stans, Switzerland || Stanser Musiktage Festival @ Kollegi || TIX

Sat Apr 9 || Paris, France || La Cigale || TIX ^

Mon Apr 11 || London, UK || 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire || TIX ^

Wed Apr 13 || Manchester, UK || Manchester Academy || TIX ^

Thurs Apr 28 || Fayetteville, AR || George’s Majestic Lounge || TIX +

Fri Apr 29-Sun May 1 || Austin, TX || Levitation || TIX

Sun May 1 || Tulsa, OK || Cains Ballroom || TIX +

Tues May 3 || St. Louis, MO || The Pageant || TIX +

Wed May 4 || Royal Oak, MI || Royal Oak Music Theatre || TIX +

Fri May 6 || Nashville, TN || Marathon Music Works || TIX +

Sat May 7 || Atlanta, GA || Buckhead Theatre || TIX +

Sun May 8 || Asheville, NC || Orange Peel || TIX +

Tues May 10 || Washington, DC || 9:30 Club || TIX +

Fri May 13 || Wilmington, DE || World Café Live at the Queen || TIX +

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

* with Ratking
^ with GFOTY
+ with Kaitlyn Smith

Animal Collective photo by Hisham Akira Bharoocha / Abby Portner and face & body painted by Matt Deifer.

 

VILLAGERS SHARE BEHIND THE SCENES FOOTAGE FOR ‘HOT SCARY SUMMER’ FILMED LIVE AT RAK STUDIOS, LONDON

Villagers | 03/12/15

Image: Villagers Hot Scary Summer still

Where Have You Been All My Life?, released on 8th January 2016, is a collection of songs that distils five years and three albums of Villagers’ songwriting into one flowing narrative.

Recorded in one day at London’s RAK Studio with Richard Woodcraft (Radiohead, The Last Shadow Puppets) and Villagers live engineer Ber Quinn, the album is a re-imagining of older material seamlessly woven with present glories from Villagers’ most recent studio album, Darling Arithmetic.

Watch behind the scenes footage of the recording of the track ‘Hot Scary Summer’ HERE.

Released in April 2015, Conor O’Brien’s third album under the guise of Villagers was a more pared-back, intimate journey compared to the multi-faceted arrangements of Becoming A Jackal (2010) and {Awayland} (2013). This fresh approach was extended on subsequent Villagers tours, where old songs were reinvented to match the new. Then for one day in July 2015, 18 songs were quickly captured and 12 songs chosen for the final album, making it Villagers’ most intense, but satisfying, session to date. These recordings are all first or second takes, and the immediacy of the occasion was part of the magic that day, live and unadorned by overdubs or studio trickery.

The unique nature of these arrangements is due in no small part to the musicians in the room at the time of recording: Cormac Curran on grand piano and analogue synthesizer, Danny Snow on double bass, Mali Llywelyn on harp, mellotron and vocals, and Gwion Llewelyn on drums, flugelhorn and vocals. The result is a lush, harmony-laden and vibrant document of a time and a place.

Included in the album are new versions of ‘The Waves’ and ‘Memoir’ – a track written by O’Brien for Charlotte Gainsbourg’s 2011 album Stage Whisper.    Listen to ‘Memoir’ and ‘The Waves’ below.

‘Where Have You Been All My Life?’ will be available on LP (WIGLP368), CD (WIGCD368), Digital (WIG368D) and Deluxe LP (green coloured vinyl  with two bonus tracks on the download card, ‘Pieces’ & ‘No-one to Blame’). Pre-order the album from Dom Mart HERE and iTunes HERE.

The tracklisting is as follows:

1. Set the Tigers Free

2. Everything I Am is Yours

3. My Lighthouse

4. Courage

5. That Day

6. The Soul Serene

7. Memoir

8. Hot Scary Summer

9. The Waves

10. Darling Arithmetic

11. So Naive

12. Wichita Lineman

Villagers live dates:

13 December: Germany, Berlin - Stargaze Long Weekender

26 January: UK – Belfast - ‘Out to Lunch Festival' - The MAC Theatre

28 January: Ireland – Dublin - Vicar Street

29 January: Ireland – Galway - Black Box

1 February: UK - Newcastle - Gateshead – Sage 2

2 February: UK - Glasgow - Oran Mor Auditorium

3 February: UK – Leeds - Brudenell Social Club

5 February: UK - Manchester - Gorilla

6 February: UK - Sheffield - Leadmill

7 February: UK - Birmingham - Glee Club

8 February: UK - Oxford - Academy 2

10 February: UK – Bath - Komedia

11 February: UK – London - Shepherds Bush Empire

12 February: UK – Brighton - St Georges Church

13 February: UK - Ashford - St Mary's Church

15 February: Belgium – Brussels – Botanique Orangerie

16 February: Holland – Amsterdam - Paradiso Noord

18 February: Holland – Zwolle - Hedon

19 February: Germany – Dusseldorf - Zakk

20 February: Germany - Munich - Strom

22 February: Germany – Berlin - Postbahnhof

23 February: Germany – Frankfurt - Zoom

25 February: France – Paris - La Maroquinerie

26 February: France – Rouen - 106

27 February – France – St Malo – Route Du Rock Festival

28 February: France – Nantes - Stereolux

 

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'PAINTING WITH'; LISTEN TO "FLORIDADA"

Animal Collective | 30/11/15

Image: Animal Collective Painting With press photo

Animal Collective is pleased to announce the release of their eleventh full-length album, Painting Withreleased on February 19. Today, the band share first single ‘FloriDada.’ Listen to it below.

For fifteen years Animal Collective has been rewriting the musical map, their line-up and aesthetic shifting with each astonishing release as they continue their pursuit of a new psychedelia. Their wild path has taken them from cramped concrete basement shows and forest floor singalongs to immersive installations at the Guggenheim and performances to millions on national television. So where to from here?

Dizzyingly upbeat and gloriously realized, the new album bounces and pops with an urgent, ecstatic energy, propelled by polyrhythmic beats and gurgling modular synth, with Noah Lennox and Dave Portner’s vocals gleefully falling in and out of syncopation and off-kilter harmony. 

Working as a trio, Portner (Avey Tare), Lennox (Panda Bear) and Brian Weitz (Geologist) began trading demos in early 2015, pursuing a goal of what Portner calls “really short songs: no B.S, get in, get out material…” The three met in Asheville during that spring and began exploring the songs together. Recording took place in the legendary EastWest Studios in Hollywood, home to sessions by The Beach Boys and Marvin Gaye. The album features contributions from John Cale and Colin Stetson, and was engineered by Sonny DiPerri.

The result: Painting With. Warm and personal, kaleidoscopic and high definition, concerned with art (Cubism, Dadaism, and the distorted way those artists viewed the world) and the human experience, and the meeting of both - creating something elemental, joyous, and unmistakably Animal Collective. 

Painting With will be available in standard CD, LP, and a limited deluxe edition format. The album in CD and LP formats will be available in three different covers, featuring each Animal Collective member – Avey Tare, Geologist, and Panda Bear - as painted by Brian DeGraw and displayed below. The limited deluxe edition format exclusively available via the Animal Collective and Domino stores includes a choice of one of the three covers, 180 gram heavyweight vinyl, a zoetropic 12" turntable slipmat that animates when activated in part with a strobe light, and a bonus 7” featuring two exclusive non-album tracks mailed at a later date. All pre-orders, including from iTunes, come with an instant download of "FloriDada."



Top: Painting With three different covers by Brian DeGraw featuring from left to right: Avey Tare, Geologist and Panda Bear
Bottom: Painting With limited deluxe edition featuring a choice of album cover, a sticker sheet, bonus 7", and zoetropic turntable slipmat.

 

Animal Collective Painting With tracklisting
1. FloriDada
2. Hocus Pocus
3. Vertical
4. Lying In The Grass
5. The Burglars
6. Natural Selection
7. Bagels In Kiev
8. On Delay
9. Spilling Guts
10. Summing The Wretch
11. Golden Gal
12. Recycling

Animal Collective photo by Hisham Akira Bharoocha / Abby Portner and face & body painted by Matt Deifer.
Animal Collective website gifmelting effect by Chris Shier http://chz.bz.

 

DOMINO & RIBBON ARTISTS COLLABORATE WITH MIKKELLER TO CREATE THEIR OWN BEERS, ‘PASTELISM’ BY THE PASTELS AND ‘BLACK HOURS’ BY HAMILTON LEITHAUSER AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE NOW

Various Artists | 25/11/15

Image: Pastelism x Mikkeller

Hyper-creative, acclaimed ‘gypsy brewer’ Mikkeller has partnered with Domino & Ribbon Music artists to create a series of custom, limited edition brews, each lovingly and collaboratively flavored, designed, and produced over the course of the last 12 months.

The brews incorporate artists’ favorite flavor profiles, and each artist involved has worked with the Mikkeller brewing team and art director to make a recipe that represents their tastes – both aesthetically and fundamentally.

The first two brews made available for purchase come courtesy of Hamilton Leithauser and The Pastels.

Hamilton Leithauser, lead singer of The Walkmen, released his debut solo album Black Hours via Ribbon Music in June of last year.

Seminal Glaswegian band The Pastels released Slow Summits via Domino in 2013.

Beers created by White Lung and Real Estate will soon be available. Stay tuned for more in the series. 

The beer is available via Mikkeller’s regular distributors, on their website, and in their Mikkeller-owned bars. Some beers may also be made available in selected restaurants and bars globally.

Purchase ‘Pastelism’ here.

Purchase ‘Black Hours’ here.

Mikkeller is an award-winning microbrewery founded in Copenhagen in 2006, which has stockists in more than 40 countries worldwide. Their style of brewing is considered very unique - their experimentation with flavor and their sometimes very limited runs of product has earned them a cult following globally. Mikkeller is consistently ranked in the top 5 breweries in the world.

Read the VICE story on Mikkel Borg Bjergso - The Walter White of Beer.

Read the New York Times Magazine feature on Mikkeller. 


 

ALEX G SHARES VIDEO FOR BRITE BOY, ANNOUNCES RETURN TO THE UK FOR HEADLINE SHOWS AND DATES WITH BASEMENT, EXTENSIVE 2016 US TOUR WITH PORCHES AND YOUR FRIEND

Alex G | 20/11/15

Image: alexgpress

Brite Boy’ – a standout track from Alex G’s recently released album Beach Music – comes to animated life today with a video, which can be viewed below.

The clip, directed by Philadelphia-based artist and frequent Alex G collaborator Elliot Bech, features the same dog character that has been a mainstay of Alex’s shirt and poster designs over the years. The video will be accompanied by a ‘Brite Boy’ fanzine, which you’ll be able to pick up at any of Alex G’s dates next year.

Alex G will be heading out on tour in the New Year, embarking on a string of European dates, including UK shows supporting Basement, before comprehensively crisscrossing North America with fellow Domino artists Porches and Your Friend, both of whom recently announced new albums due out early next year.

All dates below will be on sale this coming Friday, November 20, with UK dates highlighted in bold.

ALEX G TOUR DATES

Mon Nov 23 || Brooklyn, NY || Babys All Right #

Thurs Jan 28 || Hamburg, Germany || Kleiner Donner

Fri Jan 29 || Amsterdam, Netherlands || Paradiso

Tues Feb 2 || Brighton, UK || Bleach

Wed Feb 3 || Cardiff, UK || Clwb Ifor Bach

Thurs Feb 4 || Sheffield, UK || Harley

Fri Feb 5 || Nottingham, UK || Bodega

Sun Feb 7 || Bristol, UK || Marble Factory *

Mon Feb 8 || Glasgow, UK || King Tuts / Garage *

Tues Feb 9 || Leeds, UK || Stylus *

Wed Feb 10 || Manchester, UK || Academy 2 *

Thurs Feb 11 || Norwich, UK || Waterfront *

Fri Feb 12 || London, UK || Shepherd's Bush Empire *

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wed Mar 16 || Houston, TX || Walters ^

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sun Apr 3 || Albuquerque, NM || Sister ^

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# with Wild Nothing

* with Basement

^ with Porches and Your Friend

Beach Music is available to purchase now via the Dom Mart on LP, CD, and digital download.

Get Beach Music here: Dom Mart / Bandcamp / iTunes

 

PORCHES ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM POOL, SHARES VIDEO FOR HOUR, ANNOUNCES 2016 CO-HEADLINE TOUR WITH ALEX G

Porches | 19/11/15

Image: Porches - press shot photo credit Paley Fairman

Porches, the recording project of New York-based Aaron Maine, today announces the new album, Pool, set for release on February 5, 2016, via Domino. Written and recorded in his Manhattan apartment, Pool is an elegantly drawn set of gorgeous, synth-driven pop songs, expanding on and re-articulating the melancholy we’ve come to know from previous single releases on Terrible (2014’s Prism), Birdtapes (2013’s Townie Blunt Guts) and Seagreen (2014’s Leather), and a full length on Exploding in Sound (2013’s Slow Dance In The Cosmos).

Additionally, Porches today shares a video for the current single ‘Hour’, which was released digitally on October 8. Directed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz (Blood Orange, Danny Brown, St. Vincent, Petite Noir), the video stars Maine and Kline as star-crossed lovers on a night excursion. Watch the video now below.

Says Del Rio Ortiz of the clip:

"I wanted to create a simple but hallucinogenic montage dealing with a love affair that no longer exists but would never vanish. On the surface we see a young couple driving around the city and sneaking into a swimming pool. However we also see nostalgic imagery that creates a feeling of loss and illustrates a severed relationship."

Pool is Porches’ debut full-length for Domino and a major step forward for Maine —as an evolving singer/songwriter, and as a nascent producer. Written and recorded almost entirely in the Manhattan apartment he shares with his partner and collaborator, Greta Kline a.k.a Frankie Cosmos, and mixed by Chris Coady (Beach House, Grizzly Bear, Tobias Jesso Jr) in Los Angeles, Pool was influenced, in part, by settling in the city as an artist and a person. “I’m feeling like I’m in a more permanent situation than I’ve been in before,” he says. “There is something special about recording at home. It’s why it sounds the way it does. Being able to obsess over it on your own time and being in your own little cube knowing you’re surrounded by the city, being able to go so deep into it and to spend hours building it, loving it: all of that allowed me to reflect and focus on things a little closer.”

Pool is available to pre-order now on limited pressing coke bottle clear vinyl, CD, and digital download.

Pre-order: Dom Mart / iTunes 

POOL TRACKLISTING

01. Underwater

02. Braid

03. Be Apart

04. Mood

05. Hour

06. Even The Shadow

07. Pool

08. Glow

09. Car

10. Shaver

11. Shape

12. Security

Porches will be taking off on an extensive 2016 North American tour in support of Pool, starting March 9 in Washington, DC. The tour is a co-headline with label-mate Alex G, and will feature Your Friend, another fellow Domino artist, on support for all dates. Tickets to all shows will be on sale tomorrow, Friday November 20 with further international live dates to be announced soon.

PORCHES TOUR DATES

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

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

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

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

Sun Mar 13 || Orlando, FL || Backbooth

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

Wed Mar 16 || Houston, TX || Walters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tues Apr 5 || Omaha, NE || Slowdown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
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