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

The Amazing Snakeheads | 05/03/14

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

 

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

 

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

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

20/03/14: Aberdeen – Café Drummond

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

28/03/14: Glasgow - Broadcast  

30/03/14: Edinburgh – Sneaky Pete’s

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

25/04/14: Glasgow - Broadcast  

02-05/05/14: Leeds – Live at Leeds  

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

24-27/07/14: Secret Garden Party

 

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL ASSISTANT - UK APPRENTICESHIP

04/03/14

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

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

Key activities include:

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

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

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

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

• Editing of graphical assets

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

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

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

Digital Assistant Apprenticeship - Vacancy Information

DiVA Application Form

 

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

White Lung | 04/03/14

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

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

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

 

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

 

FRANZ FERDINAND REVEAL VIDEO TO NEW B SIDE, ERDBEER MUND

Franz Ferdinand | 04/03/14

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

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

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

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

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

The list of dates is as follows:

MARCH

14th                                        London                                                  Roundhouse

15th                                        London                                                  Roundhouse

17th                                        Brighton                                                                Dome

18th                                        Bristol                                                     O2 Academy

19th                                        Southampton                                      Guildhall

21st                                        Birmingham                                         O2 Academy

22nd                                      Manchester                                         Academy

23rd                                       Dublin                                                    Olympia

25th                                        Glasgow                                               Barrowlands

26th                                        Leeds                                                     O2 Academy

27th                                        Newcastle                                           O2 Academy

 

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

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

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

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

 

REAL ESTATE ANNOUNCE NEW UK DATES PLUS SHARE THE MAKING OF ATLAS

Real Estate | 03/03/14

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This week, Real Estate release Atlas, their highly anticipated third album and now you can see how this blissful album came to be in this charming film, filmed in The Loft in Chicago during recording and directed by Charles Poekel. If that and the album itself aren’t enough, Real Estate will return to the UK following February’s sold out Bush Hall show. A string of European dates including shows at Dot to Dot Festival and at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on October 29th are listed below. Tickets for Shepherd’s Bush Empire go on sale on March 7th.

Watch the ‘The Making of Atlas’ 

The most collaborative Real Estate record to date, Atlas was written by Martin Courtney, Matt Mondanile, Alex Bleeker and Jackson Pollis while cruising through the Arizona desert and during a presser in Madrid, in a practice room in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and in an attic in the band's hometown of Ridgewood, New Jersey. It was recorded in the summer of 2013 in Chicago with Tom Schick (Sean Lennon, Low, Cibo Matto) at Wilco's loft studio where new member Matt Kallman (formerly of Girls) joined the fold on keyboards.

Atlas is available on CD (WIGCD320), LP (WIGLP320) and as a digital download (WIG320D). A limited edition deluxe LP with a bonus 7” is also available from selected independent stores and through Dom Mart (WIGLP320X). Order on Dom Mart HERE and iTunes HERE.

Real Estate will play the following dates:

MAY

23rd: MANCHESTER, Dot to Dot Festival (TICKETS)

24th: BRISTOL, Dot to Dot Festival (TICKETS)

25th: NOTTINGHAM, Dot to Dot Festival (TICKETS)

26th: GLASGOW, Classic Grand (TICKETS – on sale Friday)

27th: DUBLIN, Workman’s Club (TICKETS – on sale Friday)

29th: BARCELONA, Primavera Festival, Spain (TICKETS)

31st: NEUSTRELITZ, Immergut Festival, Germany (TICKETS)

JUNE

2nd: PARIS, Trabendo, France (TICKETS – on sale Friday)

3rd: BRUSSELS, Botanique – Rotonde, Belgium (TICKETS – on sale Friday)

4th: HAMBURG, Indra, Germany (TICKETS – on sale Friday)

5th: COPENHAGEN, Pumpehuset - Wasn't Born To Follow, Denmark (TICKETS)

OCTOBER

29th: LONDON, Shepherd’s Bush Empire (TICKETS – on sale Friday)

 

ARCTIC MONKEYS SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘ARABELLA’, RELEASED ON MARCH 10TH 2014

Arctic Monkeys | 03/03/14

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Fresh from their multiple wins at this year’s BRIT and NME Awards, Arctic Monkeys have shared the video for their new single ‘Arabella’, released on March 10th 2014. The video was directed by Jake Nava.  

Arabella’ is taken from Arctic Monkeys’ fifth No.1 album, AM which was released last September. Arctic Monkeys will be back to the UK in May to perform their biggest ever shows in the capital - two dates at London’s Finsbury Park on Friday the 23rd and Saturday the 24th of May.

UK and Irish live dates are as follows:

Friday 23rd May: UK: London, Finsbury Park – SOLD OUT (with support from Tame Impala, Miles Kane and Royal Blood)

Saturday 24th May: UK: London, Finsbury Park – SOLD OUT (with support from Tame Impala, Miles Kane and Royal Blood)

Saturday 12th July: Ireland: Dublin, Marlay Park – (with support from Jake Bugg, Miles Kane and Royal Blood)

Sunday 13th July: Scotland: T In The Park

22nd – 24th August 2014: Reading Festival

22nd – 24th August 2014: Leeds Festival

Arabella’ is available digitally now HERE

 

OWEN PALLETT SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR 'THE RIVERBED'

Owen Pallett | 28/02/14

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"The Riverbed" is the first full track released from Owen Pallett's new album, In Conflictand showcases a more brutal tone of songwriting from Pallett with a building arrangement that ratchets the tension in its frenetic build.  Appropriately, the accompanying video compliments the mood with its own dramatic struggle.  The Eva Michon-directed clip was filmed in Los Angeles and stars career actor Jim Pallett as the protagonist.  Owen himself also has a small role in the video as "Jerk #4.”  “Typical Hollywood bullshit,” Owen says, about having his supporting role cut down to a mere few frames. 

To compliment and contrast "The Riverbed," a lyric video for "On A Path" is also debuting today exclusively on T: The New York Times Magazine and includes a Q&A with Pallett on In Conflict and his Academy Award nomination, alongside Arcade Fire, for Best Original Score (Spike Jonze's Her).  Fingers crossed.

 

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

In Conflict will be available on May 12th on CD (WIGCD304), digitally (WIG304D), standard edition LP (WIGLP304) and on limited edition double LP (with 3 bonus tracks) (WIGLP304X) through Dom Mart. You may pre-order the album HERE.  “The Riverbed” is available today for early download for all pre-orders on Dom Mart as well as on iTunes.

Owen Pallett will be touring North America and Europe with his band throughout the month of May. Dates are as follows:

13/5                 Brooklyn, NY            Glasslands (with Doldrums)

14/5                 New York, NY           Bowery Ballroom (with Doldrums)

15/5                 Philadelphia, PA         Johnny Brenda's (with Doldrums)

17/5                 Boston, MA                Brighton Music Hall (with Doldrums)

21/5                 London, UK               Oval Space

23/5                 Paris, FR                     La Maroquinerie

25/5                 Berlin, DE                  Volksbhune

27/5                 Lisbon, PT                  Lux

"The Riverbed" 

Director • Eva Michon

Executive Producer • Jonathan Craven for the Uprising Creative 

Producer • Alley Curran for the Uprising Creative 

Cinematographer • Drew Bienemann

Editor • Aditya Nair

 

“On A Path"

Director • Steve Kado

Kerning Assistance and Font Guru • Colin Bergh

 

VILLAGERS WIN THE METEOR CHOICE MUSIC PRIZE IRISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2013

Villagers | 28/02/14

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Villagers have been announced as winners of the Meteor Choice Music Prize Irish Album of the Year 2013 for the album {Awayland}.The judging panel made up of 12 Irish music media professionals deliberated at length to choose the album that represented the best of Irish music from the shortlist of 10 records released by Irish artists throughout 2013. Instead of using sales or airplay as criteria, the Meteor Choice Music Prize judges focus, simply and solely, on the music.
 
The winner of the Meteor Choice Music Prize Irish Song of the Year was also announced and The Original Rudeboys won the prize for the song “Never Gonna Walk Away”. Decided by the public via text vote and online through Meteor’s Facebook page, there was a fantastic response as fans got behind their favourite song.The prize was presented to the band by Niall Dorian, Director of Mobile at Meteor.

Villagers received a cheque for €10,000, a prize which has been provided by the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) and the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) - as well as a specially-commissioned award. The sold-out event in Vicar Street, Dublin featured performances by seven of the ten shortlisted acts. The event was hosted by Today FM’s Paul Mcloone and was broadcast live on the station on Paul’s show, as well as streamed live on meteor.ie.
 
This year, for the first time, RTE 2 Television will broadcast a one-hour highlights programme of the Meteor Choice Music Prize on Sunday March 2nd at 10.25pm.

The full shortlist of nominated albums was as follows (albums in alphabetical order):

And So I Watch You From Afar
- All Hail Bright Futures (Sargent House)
Bell X1Chop Chop (Belly Up Records)
Girls NamesThe New Life (Tough Love)
KodalineIn A Perfect World (Sony Music)
Little Green CarsAbsolute Zero (Universal Music)
Mano Le ToughChanging Days (Permanent Vacation)
My Bloody ValentineMBV (MBV Records)
O EmperorVitreous (Big Skin)
Lisa O’ NeillSame Cloth or Not (Song Seeds Records)
Villagers{Awayland} (Domino)

 

FRANZ FERDINAND ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF NEW SINGLE – FRESH STRAWBERRIES

27/02/14

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


Taken from their much acclaimed fourth album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, the single, featuring Roxanne Clifford of Veronica Falls on guest vocals, was produced by Prince House Rabbit and features Erdbeer Mund, a new German language track, which can be heard here:

https://soundcloud.com/franzferdinand/erdbeer-mund

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

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

The list of dates is as follows:

MARCH

1st                                           Manchester                                         Victoria Warehouse (6 Music Festival)

14th                                        London                                                  Roundhouse

15th                                        London                                                  Roundhouse

17th                                        Brighton                                                Dome

18th                                        Bristol                                                    O2 Academy

19th                                        Southampton                                      Guildhall

21st                                        Birmingham                                         O2 Academy

22nd                                      Manchester                                         Academy

23rd                                       Dublin                                                    Olympia

25th                                        Glasgow                                               Barrowlands

26th                                        Leeds                                                     O2 Academy

27th                                        Newcastle                                           O2 Academy

 

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

They also play at the inaugural 6 Music Festival in Manchester on Saturday March 1st at the Victoria Warehouse.

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

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

 

THE AMAZING SNAKEHEADS - AMPHETAMINE BALLADS

The Amazing Snakeheads | 26/02/14

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Domino is proud to present Amphetamine Ballads, the debut album from Glasgow’s The Amazing Snakeheads, which will be released on 14th April 2014. A monument to the redemptive powers of rock 'n' roll - full of rage, romance and dark humour - Amphetamine Ballads is an uncompromising, astonishingly visceral debut album. Watch the album trailer HERE.


 

The Amazing Snakeheads - Dale Barclay, William Coombe and Jordan Hutchinson - are truly a force of nature. On stage, Dale appears possessed by music, rock’n’roll channelled through every sinew in his body. “I genuinely don’t know where the music comes from,” says Dale. “How I play music - live or in the studio - it is what it is and I struggle to know where it comes from. There's been a lot of things written about the band, people say we're angry and things like that - but to me it's just us. There's a hell of a lot of joy in the music.”

Amphetamine Ballads is the soundtrack to the dark corners of nightclubs and those dimly lit alleyways off the main drag. The smell of smoke and liquor pervades everything. Recorded at night time at The Green Door Studio in Glasgow, this is a subterranean record – an album that can show you round the parts of a city that come alive after dark.

Amphetamine Ballads will be available on CD (WIGCD316), Digital (WIG316D) and on limited edition LP (WIGLP316X) which comes with a bonus 7” of Here It Comes Again b/w Stud. The album is available to pre-order from Dom Mart, HERE, and from iTunes HERE.

               

The tracklisting for Amphetamine Ballads is as follows:

1 I’m a Vampire

2 Nighttime

3 Swamp Song

4 Here It Comes Again

5 Flatlining

6 Where Is My Knife?

7 Every Guy Wants To Be Her Baby

8 Memories

9 Heading For Heartbreak

10 Tiger By The Tail

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

28/02/14: Glasgow - Broadcast  

28/03/14: Glasgow - Broadcast  

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

25/04/14: Glasgow - Broadcast  

02-05/05/14: Leeds – Live at Leeds  

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

24-27/07/14: Secret Garden Party

 

HAMILTON LEITHAUSER ANNOUNCES DEBUT SOLO ALBUM ‘BLACK HOURS’ ON RIBBON MUSIC MAY 6TH/7TH

Hamilton Leithauser | 25/02/14

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For more info, head to Ribbon Music.

 

NEW STUDIO ALBUM FROM PANDA BEAR IN 2014

Panda Bear | 22/02/14

We are pleased to announce that the forthcoming Panda Bear album will be released on Domino later this year. Panda Bear is currently at work on the new album, which is tentatively titled Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper, with Tomboy producer Sonic Boom. More details at Under The Radar.

 

REAL ESTATE SHARE NEW SONG & GUITAR TAB TUTORIAL VIDEO

Real Estate | 18/02/14

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Real Estate release Atlas, their highly anticipated third album, through Domino on March 3rd and have today shared another glimpse of its many charms in the shape of new song "Crime."

To accompany the song the band has created a loving homage to the classic Youtube Guitar Tab tutorial format with singer/guitarist Martin Courtney and guitarist Matt Mondanile performing their respective guitar parts. The video was filmed by Charles Poekel and Brooke Salisbury and edited / animated by Natalia Stuyk.

Watch the Guitar Tab video HERE.

A shimmering, intricate pop song that is at once immediate and meditative, "Crime" is perhaps is a perfect three minute encapsulation of everything that has made Real Estate so endeared to their devoted fanbase.

The most collaborative Real Estate record to date, Atlas was written by Martin Courtney, Matt Mondanile, Alex Bleeker and Jackson Pollis while cruising through the Arizona desert and during a presser in Madrid, in a practice room in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and in an attic in the band's hometown of Ridgewood, New Jersey. It was recorded in the summer of 2013 in Chicago with Tom Schick (Sean Lennon, Low, Cibo Matto) at Wilco's loft studio where new member Matt Kallman (formerly of Girls) joined the fold on keyboards.

Atlas will be released on March 3rd 2014 and will be available on CD (WIGCD320), LP (WIGLP320) and digitally (WIG320D). iTunes pre-orders will come with an instant download of ‘Talking Backwards’. Pre-order through iTunes HERE. A limited edition deluxe LP with a bonus 7” will also be available from selected independent stores and through Dom Mart (WIGLP320X). Pre-order HERE.

Real Estate will play the following dates:

Feb 19 - Bush Hall, London

Feb 22 – Paradiso, Amsterdam

Feb 28 - The Independent – San Francisco, CA

Mar 1 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA

Mar 3 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR

Mar 4 - Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC

Mar 6 - Neumos - Seattle, WA

Mar 7 - Neurolux - Boise, ID

Mar 8 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT

Mar 9 - Fox Theatre - Boulder, CO

Mar 11 - The Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA

Mar 19 - The Sinclair - Boston, MA

Mar 20 - The Sinclair - Boston, MA

Mar 21 - Higher Ground - Burlington, VT

Mar 22 - Il Motore - Montreal, QC

Mar 23 - Opera House - Toronto, ON

Mar 25 - Majestic Theatre - Madison, WI

Mar 26 - Fine Line - Minneapolis, MN

Mar 27 - Metro - Chicago, IL

Mar 28 - Firebird - St Louis, MO

Mar 29 - Exit/In - Nashville, TN

Mar 31 - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA

Apr 1 - Jefferson Theater - Charlottesville, VA

Apr 2 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC

Apr 3 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA

Apr 4 - Musi Hall Of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY

Apr 5 - Webster Hall - New York, NY

 

ABOUT GROUP PLAY LONDON ON WEDNESDAY 26TH FEBRUARY

About Group | 17/02/14

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About Group are to play The Elgar Room of The Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 24th February 2014. 

Support comes from Eaux and doors are at 8.30pm.

You can buy tickets from wegottickets.com, seetickets.com, billetto.co.uk & musicglue.com

 

JOB ALERT: DIGITAL SALES ACCOUNT MANAGER (DOMINO US)

10/02/14

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Domino is seeking a new digital sales person in the US office. 

If you are interested in such an opportunity, read on!

Job Description: Digital Sales Account Manager

Domino is seeking a confident high calibre individual to oversee its digital account and sales initiatives, based in its Brooklyn office. The position will manage key partnerships and initiatives across digital music and video service providers (e.g. iTunes, Spotify, Amazon MP3, YouTube) for North America.

Our individual should possess a strong, imaginative, progressive ‘sales orientated’ vision with a pioneering spirit. Additionally, the applicant must demonstrate a command of new digital commercial models and ability to adapt to shifts in the marketplace, with a passion to plug and promote our amazing musical repertoire across the digital services.

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

Core activities:
•    Manage digital account and sales activities across multiple product types and business models including: a-la-carte, ad-supported and subscription models, mobile and video platforms
•    Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of sales methods, costs and results; develop internal reporting and forecasting by artist and DSP to identify trends and build future recommendations
•    Develop relevant digital marketing initiatives and best practices to drive awareness of and traffic to key accounts

Account Management:
•    Build and maintain excellent relationships across online and mobile accounts, with the ultimate aim of driving and maximizing revenues and visibility for our artists
•    Successfully manage account relationships including verification of: product delivery, launch, punctual reporting and ongoing partnership maintenance
•    Drive revenue growth across a-la-carte platforms; consumption and market share across subscription services through promotional innovation and catalogue & playlist placement
•    Crystallize company marketing plans and objectives into actionable campaigns
•    Communicate trends, successes, opportunities and recommendations across the Domino offices
•    Develop account best practices around content delivery, sales, marketing and merchandising
 
Our Candidate will have the following attributes:
•    Account management experience required, with strong digital marketing and operations skills preferable
•    Existing strong relationships with digital partners
•    A results-oriented self-starter who will strive for excellence
•    Detail-oriented, organized, able to multi-task and collaborate
•    Comfortable with technology and a working knowledge of digital technology, including digital music and video platforms, content management platforms and emerging technology trends
•    Professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
•    Ability to craft and deliver executive-level presentations
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Excel for sales and reporting analysis
•    Excellent negotiating and people skills
•    Well organized with the ability to plan and deliver on tight deadlines with an exceptional attention to detail

Potential candidates should submit a resumé that summarizes employment and education history, as well as references.  Domino is an equal opportunity employer and provides health insurance benefits for its full-time employees.

Interested parties may submit a resumé to: digitalsales@dominorecordco.com. Closing date for applications is Monday 3rd March.

 

ENTER THE SLASHER HOUSE - AVEY TARE'S SLASHER FLICKS DEBUT ALBUM, OUT ON APRIL 7TH

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks | 10/02/14

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Domino is proud to announce the debut album, ‘Enter The Slasher House’, from Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, released on April 7th 2014, (April 8th in the US).  Listen to ‘Little Fang’, the first single released on the same day, HERE.

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

Having composed the bones of these eight songs on acoustic guitar, Avey Tare invited Deradoorian to create melodic lines to flesh them out. Then, enter Hyman, whose backgrounds in painting and music proved his rare combo of flexibility and acuity, “free but structured”. Uniquely its own “jazz power trio,” Slasher Flicks produced and recorded the songs live at the Lair studio using only minimal overdubs; the live sound being key to Slasher Flicks’ spooky dynamism.  

While their sound is monstrous and there are nightmarish moments peppering the lyrics and melodies, Little Fang’s clean guitars, soft everything and special smoke called "PYT" blown into the tape machine shows off spirits conjured from sweeter worlds. LISTEN TO ‘LITTLE FANG’: 

The band will head out on a North American tour following the album’s release. All US dates are below and a special ticket and album bundle is available to purchase now from the band's site, which also contains live performance footage. Following Animal Collective’s headline show at Field Day last year, the festival is very excited to welcome Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks to perform at this year’s event on 7th June 2014. More UK and European dates are yet to be announced. 

Pre-order ‘Enter the Slasher House’ on CD, double heavyweight LP from the band's store or Domino and digitally from iTunes and get an instant gratification download of ‘Little Fang.’

 

Enter the Slasher House tracklisting:

 

1. A Sender

2. Duplex Trip

3. Blind Babe

4. Little Fang

5. Catchy (Was Contagious)

6. That It Won't Grow

7. The Outlaw

8. Roses On The Window

9. Modern Days E

10. Strange Colores

11. Your Card

 

 

Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks dates:

04-17 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre *

04-18 Ann Arbor, MI – The Blind Pig *

04-19 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace *

04-21 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom *

04-22 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall *

04-24 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny’s Brenda *

04-25 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall *

04-26 Asheville, NC – Moogfest (Orange Peel)

04-28 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups *

04-30 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Purgatory Stage) *

05-02 New Orleans, LA – Parish at House of Blues *

05-03 Austin, TX – Austin Psych Fest

* W/ Dustin Wong

 

07-06 London, UK – Field Day Festival

 

ANNA CALVI ANNOUNCES PIECE BY PIECE AS NEXT SINGLE - OUT MARCH 31ST

Anna Calvi | 10/02/14

Image: Anna Calvi Piece By Piece

‘Piece By Piece’ will be released as the next single from Anna Calvi’s critically acclaimed second album, One Breath, on 31st March 2014. ‘Piece By Piece’ sees Anna's singular voice and virtuoso guitar-playing experimenting with new unfamiliar sound palettes and rhythms resulting in a very contemporary, unique track.

The accompanying video was filmed in just one take by Mathy & Fran and focuses in, piece by piece, on Anna and her exceptional guitar playing to create one of her most striking videos to date. Watch it HERE.

Anna Calvi is currently on an extensive UK and European tour and performed an excellent show at The Troxy in London over the weekend. Full live dates are below.

A more personal record than its Mercury and Brit-nominated predecessor, One Breath retains the fiery elements of Calvi’s debut but is more instinctive and urgent, revealing a wider spectrum of textures and emotion.

Live dates, with UK shows in bold:

Feb 10 – UK: Birmingham, Institute

Feb 11 – UK: Brighton, All Saints Church   

Feb 12 – UK: Bath, Komedia

Feb 15 – France: Paris, Le Trianon

Feb 16 – Germany: Heidelberg, Karlstorbahnof         

Feb 17 – Switzerland: Zurich, Kaufleuten

Feb 21 – Italy: Turin, Hiroshima Mon Amour

Feb 22 – Italy: Bologna: Estragon                               

Feb 24 – Italy: Rome, Auditorium Parco Della Musica           

Feb 25 – Italy: Brescia, Teatro Grande           

Feb 27 – Slovenia: Ljubljana, Kino Siska       

Feb 28 – Austria: Salzburg, Rockhouse          

Mar 1 – Germany: Munich, Freiheiz                                       

Mar 3 – Hungary: Budapest, A38

Mar 4 – Slovakia: Bratislava, Majestic Music Club                 

Mar 5 – Austria: Vienna, Chaya Fuera

Mar 6 – Czech Rep: Prague, Lucerna Music Bar                     

Mar 8 – Poland: Krakow, Studio         

Mar 9 – Poland: Warsaw, Basen         

Mar 10 - Poland: Poznan, CK Zamek 

Mar 12 - Germany: Berlin, Huxleys

Mar 13 – Germany: Hamburg, Fabrik 

Mar 15 – Sweden: Gothennburg, Stadsteartern           

Mar 16 - Sweden: Stockholm, Sodra Teatern              

Mar 18 - Finland: Helsinki, Tavastia                           

Mar 20 – Denmark: Copenhagen, Amager Bio           

Mar 22 – Luxembourg:  Luxembourg, Den Atelier     

Mar 23 - Holland: Amsterdam, Paradiso

Mar 24 – Belgium: Brussels: AB Main Hall    

Mar 25 - Germany: Cologne, Kantine 

Mar 26 – Germany: Frankfurt, St Peter           

Mar 28 – Switzerland: Lausanne, D! Club

Mar 29 – Switzerland: Bern, Bierhubeli

 

VILLAGERS - TO WHO IT MAY CONCERN...

Villagers | 07/02/14

Image: Occupy Your Mind Packshot

To Whom It May Concern

In The Advent Of The 2014 Olympics In Sochi, Please Find Enclosed A Song Written For You, Your Mother, Your Father & Your Gay Brothers & Sisters In Russia.

New Single, ‘Occupy Your Mind’, produced by James Ford.

Watch the accompanying video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7Wot63VSGg

Available to download now http://smarturl.it/OccupyYourMindiTunes




 

OWEN PALLETT - NEW ALBUM 'IN CONFLICT' RELEASED ON MAY 12TH, 2014

Owen Pallett | 06/02/14

Image: Owen press photo

We are pleased to announce the new album from Owen Pallett, In Conflict, on May 12th, 2014 (May 13th in the US)  In Conflict was written and produced by Pallett, recorded with the core rhythm section of Robbie Gordon and Matt Smith, and features contributions from Brian Eno and The Czech FILMharmonic Orchestra, amongst others.  

 Watch the illuminating album trailer HERE.

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

 Pallett was recently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score, alongside Arcade Fire, for their work on Spike Jonze’s Her.  While Pallett has served as a versatile collaborator to many projects in both pop and art establishments— the list is far too long to recite here, but you know where to look— he is equally beloved for his accessibility; for the way his art reflects & resonates with Mainstream Pop Culture; for the emotionally cathartic outlet his music provides.

 In Conflict will be available on May 12th (13th in the US) on CD (WIGCD304), Digitally (WIG304D), standard edition LP (WIGLP304) and on limited edition double LP (with three bonus tracks) (WIGLP304X) through Dom Mart. You may pre-order the album through Dom Mart HERE and via iTunes HERE

Conflit #2

The CD and digital album tracklist is as follows:

1. I Am Not Afraid                                                                                                     

2. In Conflict                                                                                                  

3. On A Path                                                                                                              

4. Song For Five & Six                                                                          

5. The Secret Seven                                                                                                      

6. Chorale                                                                                                       

7. The Passions                                                                                                           

8. The Sky Behind The Flag                                                                            
9. --->  (1)                                                                                                                  

10. The Riverbed                                                                                

11. Infernal Fantasy                                                                              

12. Soldiers Rock                                                                                            

13. ---> (2)                 

Owen Pallett will be touring with his band throughout the month of May, with a date at Oval Space in London on May 21st.  Dates are as follows:

TUE MAY 13 BROOKLYN - GLASSLANDS
WED MAY 14 NEW YORK - BOWERY BALLROOM
THU MAY 15 PHILADELPHIA - JOHNNY BRENDA'S
SAT MAY 17 BOSTON - BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL
WED MAY 21 UK - LONDON - OVAL SPACE

FRI MAY 23 France - PARIS - LA MAROQUINERIE
SUN MAY 25 Germany - BERLIN - VOLKSBHUNE
TUE MAY 27 Portugal - LISBON – LUX


 

JOB ALERT: CONTROLLER – FINANCE AND OPERATIONS USA

06/02/14

Domino is seeking a new financial person in the US at this time.  

If you are interested in such an opportunity, read on!

JOB DESCRIPTION:   Controller -- Finance And Operations

Working in our Brooklyn office and reporting directly to the group’s UK Finance Director, this role will support the creative teams, taking full responsibility for all commercial and financial related matters.  Working closely with the General Managers of the Recording and Publishing companies, you will be assisting with the delivery of the Company’s financial and operational objectives.

We envisage the successful applicant will be a hands-on financial/accounting/operations professional with very strong communication skills, able to build good working relationships in a very creative environment.

Key responsibilities:

  • Providing financial and commercial support to the senior managers of the US group, ensuring the delivery of the Company’s objectives;

  • Direct and coordinate accounting operations including accounts payable, general ledger, accounts receivable, collections, tax compliance, banking and cash management;

  • Define and complete the businesses short and long term financial budgets and forecasts alongside each General Manager. Monitor and analyse performance against these targets, providing feedback and ensuring appropriate actions are taken;

  • Ensure that all reporting requirements, internal and external are complied with at all times to a high level of accuracy;

  • Ensure the collection of debts remains up to date and provide assistance in recovering problem accounts;

  • Provide support and train the creative teams in evaluating opportunities from a financial perspective taking into account profitability;

  • Provide support to the group’s senior management team on any other tasks as required from time to time.  

The main focus of the role will include:

  • Annual budgeting for the US group;

  • Business and financial planning and forecasting;

  • Management reporting – Quarterly & Annually;

  • Meeting the businesses statutory reporting requirements;

  • KPI analysis, sales projections;

  • General accounting duties – overseeing the credit control function;

  • Ad hoc project.

Who we are looking for

Ideally the successful applicant will have the following skill set:

  • Extensive financial experience, able to demonstrate increasing responsibility within a medium sized organisation;

  • Experience within the music business preferred;

  • Strong analytical background;

  • Strong attention to detail;

  • Very strong interpersonal skills. An ability to communicate at senior management level;

  • Advanced Excel skills, including the use of pivot and lookup tables.

Potential candidates should submit a resumé that summarizes employment and education history, as well as references.  Domino is an equal opportunity employer and provides health insurance benefits for its full-time employees.  This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who has great interpersonal skills, is a self-starter, and has an ability to work in an open and creative environment.

Interested parties may submit a resumé to: controller@dominorecordco.com

 

WE ARE CATCHERS DEBUT ALBUM ANNOUNCED FOR MARCH 24TH

We Are Catchers | 05/02/14

Image: We Are Catchers Announcement

Domino is proud to announce the debut album from Liverpool’s We Are Catchers. The first single ‘Tap Tap Tap’ will be released on 7” on March 17th. The self-titled album will follow on March 24th

Watch the video for ‘Tap Tap Tap’ HERE.

Tripping across oceans of sound, We Are Catchers effortlessly melds the cascading melodies of the Pacific coast to the kind of stargazing melancholy that’s always haunted Liverpool’s greatest artists. It’s an album that looks out from the Water’s Edge and dreams its way across seas and continents, traversing the invisible (but undeniable) pathways that connect the mid-west coast of England to the west coast of the USA.

A beautiful, timeless collection of songs, We Are Catchers (real name Peter Jackson) summons up the spirits of legendary Mersey beasts like Mick and John Head, the Crucial Three, Bill Ryder Jones, Lee Mavers and the Wild Swans whilst chiming gorgeously with dusty echoes of records by Brian Wilson and Arthur Lee. The aforementioned Bill Ryder-Jones also appears on the album, playing guitar.

We Are Catchers will be released on March 24th on Domino. Pre-order the album on CD (WIGCD288), LP (WIGLP288) and digitally (WIG288) HERE. ‘Tap Tap Tap’ (RUG574) will be released on 7” on March 17th.

We Are Catchers Tracklist:

  1. Waters Edge
  2. Tap Tap Tap
  3. If You Decide
  4. Isabella
  5. Over The Hill
  6. If I Fell
  7. Thousand Steps
  8. Richer Man
  9. Where We Are
 

FRÁNÇOIS & THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS SHARE VIDEO FOR LA VÉRITÉ

Fránçois & the Atlas Mountains | 04/02/14

Image: Francois LA VÃRITÃ

To coincide with the new album Piano Ombre from Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains on March 17th, La Vérité will be released as the first single on the same day. The video was directed by Mathieu Demy who directed the 2011 film Americano which starred Salma Hayek . He is also the son of film-making royalty Agnès Varda and Jacques Demy, the latter of which wrote and directed the French classic The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.

“Here is our new music video directed by Mathieu Demy. It could be called: ‘When the Love Boat is sinking we're still singing’ Hope you enjoy” – Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains.

Piano Ombrethe follow-up to E Volo Love , is Frànçois’ first album to be recorded in a bona fide studio (in Entre-Deux-Mers, the ‘Between-Two-Seas’, region near Bordeaux in France) and with a producer (Ash Workman – Metronomy / NZCA Lines). The album was written in the South West of France (where Frànçois lives once again after moving home from his adoptive Bristol) and features his current line-up of Atlas Mountains - multi-instrumentalists Amaury Ranger and Pierre Loustaunau, drummer Jean Thevenin (all Frenchmen) and Glaswegian keyboardist Gerard Black.

Piano Ombre, which translates as Calm Down Shadow (meaning to ‘no longer be scared by things, because there is a way to see things in a positive light’), was written during a tumultuous year in Frànçois’ life.

Lyrically, the album documents another journey, of personal struggle, discovery, conviction and resolution, however the darkness of the lyrics is counterbalanced by the bright, airy and upbeat production. 

Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains will be bringing their fantastic live show to the UK and Europe this Spring, as follows:

25 March: La Nef, Angouleme, France

26 March: London, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen - TICKETS

27 March: Bristol, The Lantern (ex-Colston Hall 2) - TICKETS

28 March: Liverpool, Leaf - TICKETS

29 March: Glasgow, Stereo - TICKETS

30 March: Manchester, The Roadhouse - TICKETS

3 April: Gallia Théâtre, Saintes, France

4 April: Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux, France

5 April: Atabal, Biarritz, France

9 April: La Gaité Lyrique, Paris, France

11 April: Lune des Pirates, Amiens, France

12 April: Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing, France

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

17 April: 106, Rouen, France

18 April: Festival Mythos - Antipode, Rennes, France

19 April: Echonova, Saint Avé, France

15 May: Laiterie, Strasbourg, France

16 May: Amalgame, Yverdon, Switzerland

17 May: Theatre Lino Ventura, Nice, France

2 July: Les Arenes de Nimes, Nimes, France

 

ARCTIC MONKEYS ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE, ARABELLA FOR MARCH 10TH

Arctic Monkeys | 27/01/14

Image: AM Arabella

Arctic Monkeys release their new single ‘Arabella’ on March 10th 2014. Listen to the track HERE.

Arctic Monkeys will also be performing a special outdoor show at Marlay Park, Dublin, Ireland on Saturday 12th July 2014. Joining them will be very special guests Jake Bugg, Miles Kane and Royal Blood.

Tickets will go on general sale on Friday 31st January at 9am. Tickets will be available via Ticketmaster outlets nationwide. 24 hours: 0818 719 300 / www.ticketmaster.ie  Gates will open at 3pm.  Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian of 25 years of age or over.

Arabella’ is taken from Arctic Monkeys’ fifth No.1 album, the Mercury Music Prize and BRIT-nominated AM which was released last September. The band start their sold out US tour this week and will be playing at New York’s Madison Square Gardens on 8th February. Arctic Monkeys will be back to the UK in May to perform their biggest ever shows in the capital - two dates at London’s Finsbury Park on Friday the 23rd and Saturday the 24th of May.  The band will also be opening The Brits 2014 at 8pm on Wednesday the 19th of February.

Arctic Monkeys will be performing on Late Show with David Letterman tonight at 11.35pm EST. The performance will be streamed after the broadcast on the band’s site HERE.

UK and Irish live dates are as follows:

Friday 23rd May: UK: London, Finsbury Park – SOLD OUT *

Saturday 24th May: UK: London, Finsbury Park – SOLD OUT *

Saturday 12th July 2014: Ireland: Dublin, Marlay Park ±

*with support from Tame Impala, Miles Kane and Royal Blood

± with support from Jake Bugg, Miles Kane and Royal Blood.

Arabella’ is available digitally now HERE

 

CASS MCCOMBS SHARES 'UNEARTHED' VIDEO

Cass McCombs | 21/01/14

Image: Cass McCombs Unearthed video

Following the release of the 'Brighter feat. Karen Black' video, we're honored to share a new video directed by Eric Fensler for Big Wheel and Others' track 'Unearthed.' Watch the video below. The two previously collaborated on the video for Catacombs' 'You Saved My Life.

We don't want to over explain it, but simply put, a viewer's patience is rewarded with a minimalist storytelling jewel. Fensler explains:

"The story of the video is simply up to the viewer to discover and interpret.  The visual accompaniment to the song wasn't made to be explained in a press release, sorry.  Lets all have a little mystery for once.  I suggest simply putting on some headphones on or go home and go full screen on that totally kick-ass home theater system you have and relax for three minutes to a cogitative music video. Hopefully it will make you stop and think for a moment."

Cass McCombs and his band  featuring Jon Shaw (bass), Daniel Iead (guitar), Daniel Allaire (drums) are currently on tour in Europe and soon to be in Australia and have now announced new US dates in April. Find all the dates below the video.

You can purchase Big Wheel And Others via all good record stores, iTunes and the Domino Mart


Cass McCombs US tour dates:
01-21 Cadiz, ES - Edificio
01-23 Barcelona, ES - La Sala (2) Apolo
01-24 Bordeaux, FR - Bordeaux Rocks        
01-25 Rouen, FR - Le 106  
01-26 Paris, FR - MoFo Festival @ Mains D'Ouevres
01-30 Melbourne, AU - Northcote Social Club
01-31 Brisbane RNA, AU - Laneway
02-01 Melbourne, AU - Laneway
02-02 Sydney, AU - Laneway
02-06 Sydney, AU - Oxford Art Factory
02-07 Adelaide, AU - Laneway
02-08 Fremantle, AU - Laneway
04-03 Austin, TX - Stubb's *
04-04 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater *
04-05 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's *
07-17-20 Southwold, Suffolk, UK - Latitude Festival

*w/ White Denim

 

THE BOHICAS ANNOUNCE NEW VIDEO FEATURING ‘SWARM’ & NEW TRACK ‘CRUSH ME’

The Bohicas | 20/01/14

Image: The Bohicas main

The Bohicas’ single ‘Swarm’, backed with previous single ‘XXX’ is released today as a digital double A-side (and on 7” on 3rd March). 

To coincide with the release, a new video for ‘Swarm’ backed with a premiere of brand new track, ‘Crush Me’ is available to view now. Shot in London by Will Lovelace and Dylan Southern whose portfolio includes music videos for Arctic Monkeys & Franz Ferdinand as well as feature length films for LCD Soundsystem (Shut Up And Play The Hits) and Blur (No Distance Left To Run), the newly shot, fully live performance film captures The Bohicas in a way not seen on video before.

Watch the video for ‘Swarm / Crush Me’ HERE

‘Swarm / Crush Me’ follows an ambitious music video for ‘XXX / Swarm’ (directed by Andy Soup) which quickly caught fire online when launched in November 2013 providing a filmic introduction to The Bohicas’ world, but very little of themselves. This new video reveals much more of the band.

The recorded-live audio of both tracks featured in the video for ‘Swarm / Crush Me’ is available for free download at the band's website www.thebohicas.com.

The Bohicas will play the following London shows:

28th January: White Heat @Madame JoJo’s, Soho, London (TICKETS)

27th February: Black Heart, Camden, London (TICKETS)

‘XXX / Swarm’ available now as a digital single (RUG573D) HERE

 

AUSTRA SHARE VIDEO FOR HURT ME NOW

Austra | 17/01/14

Image: Austra Hurt Me

Austra have shared a video for the track Hurt Me Now, taken from their second album, Olympia. Watch it premiering on Dazed Digital HERE.

Katie Stelmanis said of the video:

"Working with M Blash is a rare experience. I like to give him a song and let him do whatever he wants cause when his mindflow is undisturbed the results are psychedelic and matchless."

Olympia is an album of transformation; it presents a quantum evolution in the Toronto-based band’s sound, structure and style. Olympia is also the first confessional record for the principal songwriter/vocalist, Katie Stelmanis, whose heartfelt lyrics touch on a range of sentiments that stem from a relationship ending, a relationship beginning, and friends' struggles with addiction and motivation.


Written and recorded in collaboration with members of Austra's touring band, the album takes influences from musical sources including South American wind ensembles, eastern folk music, 80s industrial and Chicago house. Olympia remains a pop record of deep layers and subtle gesture; one that requires patience to absorb the nuance to be found within its layers.

Austra is Katie Stelmanis, Maya Postepski and Dorian Thornton.

 

FRANCOIS & THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, PIANO OMBRE, FOR MARCH 17TH 2014

Fránçois & the Atlas Mountains | 16/01/14

Image: Fatam album annonce

We are pleased to announce the release of the new album from Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains, Piano Ombre, on March 17th 2014. La Vérité (RUG579D) will be released as the first single on the same date. Listen to La Vérité, HERE.

Piano Ombre, the follow-up to E Volo Love , is Frànçois’ first album to be recorded in a bona fide studio (in Entre-Deux-Mers, the ‘Between-Two-Seas’, region near Bordeaux in France) and with a producer (Ash Workman – Metronomy / NZCA Lines). The album was written in the South West of France (where Frànçois lives once again after moving home from his adoptive Bristol) and features his current line-up of Atlas Mountains - multi-instrumentalists Amaury Ranger and Pierre Loustaunau, drummer Jean Thevenin (all Frenchmen) and Glaswegian keyboardist Gerard Black.

Piano Ombre, which translates as Calm Down Shadow (meaning to ‘no longer be scared by things, because there is a way to see things in a positive light’), was written during a tumultuous year in Frànçois’ life. Lyrically, the album documents another journey, of personal struggle, discovery, conviction and resolution, however the darkness of the lyrics is counterbalanced by the bright, airy and upbeat production. 

Piano Ombre is a stunning and wide-reaching collection that reinvigorates the band’s gene pool of influences - from Afro-pop to French chanson and Yé-yé, mixed with more Anglo-phonic guitar-pop, like an aural atlas of gorgeous pop melody, zestful rhythm and lush ballads. It also manages to capture the ecstatic energy of the band’s live performance. The result is Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains’ most sophisticated, arranged album yet. Watch the trailer for the album, HERE.

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

The tracklisting for Piano Ombre is as follows:

1 Bois                                                                            6 La Vie Dure

2 La Vérité                                                                      7 Reveil Inconnu

3 The Way To The Forest                                                    8 Piano Ombre

4 La Fille Aux Cheveux De Soie                                           9 Fancy Foresight

5 Summer Of The Heart                                                   10 Bien Sur

Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains will be bringing their fantastic live show to the UK and Europe this Spring, as follows:

25 March: La Nef, Angouleme, France

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

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

3 April: Gallia Théâtre, Saintes, France

4 April: Rock School Barbey, Bordeaux, France

5 April: Atabal, Biarritz, France

9 April: La Gaité Lyrique, Paris, France

11 April: Lune des Pirates, Amiens, France

12 April: Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing, France

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

17 April: 106, Rouen, France

18 April: Festival Mythos - Antipode, Rennes, France

19 April: Echonova, Saint Avé, France

15 May: Laiterie, Strasbourg, France

16 May: Amalgame, Yverdon, Switzerland

17 May: Theatre Lino Ventura, Nice, France

2 July: Les Arenes de Nimes, Nimes, France  

 

REAL ESTATE - ATLAS

Real Estate | 14/01/14

Image: Real Estate Announcement

Atlasthe new album by New Jersey's Real Estate, arrives through Domino on March 3rd 2014. A triumph of highly evocative, perceptive songwriting and graceful, precise musicianship, Atlas carefully refines, and ultimately perfects, the brilliantly distinct artistic vision that made its predecessors Days and Real Estate so beloved.

The most collaborative Real Estate record to date, Atlas was written by Martin Courtney, Matt Mondanile, Alex Bleeker and Jackson Pollis while cruising through the Arizona desert and during a presser in Madrid, in a practice room in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and in an attic in the band's hometown of Ridgewood, New Jersey. It was recorded in the summer of 2013 in Chicago with Tom Schick (Sean Lennon, Low, Cibo Matto) at Wilco's loft studio where new member Matt Kallman (formerly of Girls) joined the fold on keyboards.

Atlas is intimate and spare. It conjures quiet, late-night drives down wooded highways, rural rambles with friends (and maybe a love interest) on the sunniest afternoons of the year, and hazy summer evenings spent alone, thinking back to those times and the people who were with you for them. You can catch glints of Galaxie 500, Little Wings, Luna, Neu, Nick Drake, and Pavement, and also Fairfield Porter, Milton Avery, and Albert York. It’s a precise and taut, uniquely American variety of impressionism, cut through with a melancholia that can feel variously heartbreaking and newly wise.

The cover seems important. It shows sections of a mural by a Polish artist named Stefan Knapp that hung for more than 30 years outside a department store in North Jersey that went under in the ‘90s. For a time it was regarded as the largest mural in the world. The band grew up a few minutes away and spent years driving by the abandoned building and its monumental painting.

Atlas will be released on March 3rd 2014 and will be available on CD (WIGCD320), LP (WIGLP320) and digitally (WIG320D). iTunes pre-orders will come with an instant download of ‘Talking Backwards’. Pre-order through iTunes HERE. A limited edition deluxe LP with a bonus 7” will also be available from selected independent stores and through Dom Mart (WIGLP320X). Pre-order HERE.

Watch the full version of ‘Talking Backwards’ HERE.

Real Estate will play the following European dates in February:

Feb 17 - Point Ephemere, Paris (TICKETS)
Feb 19 - Bush Hall, London (TICKETS)
Feb 22 – Paradiso, Amsterdam (TICKETS)
Feb 28 - Noise Pop Festival - San Francisco, CA
Mar 1 - Noise Pop Festival - San Francisco, CA
Mar 3 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
Mar 4 - Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC
Mar 6 - Neumos - Seattle, WA
Mar 8 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 9 - Fox Theatre - Boulder, CO
Mar 11 - The Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Mar 19 - The Sinclair - Boston, MA
Mar 20 - The Sinclair - Boston, MA
Mar 21 - Higher Ground - Burlington, VT
Mar 22 - Il Motore - Montreal, QC
Mar 23 - Opera House - Toronto, ON
Mar 25 - Majestic Theatre - Madison, WI
Mar 26 - Fine Line - Minneapolis, MN
Mar 27 - Metro - Chicago, IL
Mar 28 - Firebird - St Louis, MO
Mar 29 - Exit/In - Nashville, TN
Mar 31 - Terminal West - Atlanta, GA
Apr 1 - Jefferson Theater - Charlottesville, VA
Apr 2 - 930 Club - Washington, DC
Apr 3 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
Apr 5 - Webster Hall - New York, NY


Atlas Tracklist:

  1. Had To Hear
  2. Past Lives
  3. Talking Backwards
  4. April’s Song
  5. The Bend
  6. Crime
  7. Primitive
  8. How Might I Live
  9. Horizon
  10. Navigator
 

CASS MCCOMBS RELEASES ‘BRIGHTER!’ – A TRIBUTE TO KAREN BLACK

13/01/14

Image: Cass McCombs Press

Ahead of his headline performance at Queen Elizabeth Hall tonight in the framework of his latest UK tour, today appears the second of four videos to appear this month from Cass McCombs, and this one's something special.  

Featuring a tour-de-force vocal performance by the late Karen Black,Brighter!’ is one of the highlights of McCombs's latest album, Big Wheel And Others, and the video directed by the iconic actress and singer's surviving husband, director Stephen Eckelberry, is a moving tribute to her unique legacy. Eckelberry explains:

“Cass McCombs emailed me in late November 2013 and asked if I would create a music video for ‘Brighter!’ - the song he recorded with Karen in December 2012 - using classic clips from her movies.  It struck me as an opportunity to explore a theme that interests me - the relationship of film and memory. We watch a movie and the images from that movie become part of our memory stream.”

 

My own memories of Karen are intertwined with memories of her in films - it gets messier for me since I directed several movies she was in - which memory is stronger; Karen during making the film or what ended up on screen?  An image came to me: Cass himself becoming a screen for the projection of images of Karen - as if his memories of her were playing themselves out over his body.

 

I found a clip I had shot with my iPhone when Cass was over at our house rehearsing the song with Karen, and I combined that with clips of her movies, some iconic, some more obscure, and I weaved in footage of fire, sparks, burning...  The song does seem to deal with hell, or is it the hell of fame?”

Black, who passed away on August 8th, 2013 after battling ampullary cancer, had a long and storied career filled with accolades, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in Five Easy Pieces and a Grammy nomination for her contributions to the soundtrack for the Robert Altman-directed Nashville. ‘Brighter!’ was the second collaboration between McCombs and Black, the first being her hauntingly memorable contributions to "Dreams-Come-True-Girl," a standout track on McCombs's 2009 album, Catacombs.

Cass McCombs and his band are currently on tour, wrapping up a successful UK and Ireland tonight with a headline show at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.  The remaining dates take them across Europe to Australia and are available below.

Tour dates:

13.01 Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

16.01 Teatro Maria Matos Lisbon, Portugal

17.01 Teatro Aveirense Aveiro City, Portugal

18.01 Casa de Artes VN Famalicao, Portugal

19.01 Salon Teatro de Santiago Santiago, Spain

20.01 El Sol Madrid, Spain

21.01 Edificio Cadiz, Spain

23 .01 La Sala (2) Apolo,   Barcelona, Spain

24 .01 Bordeaux Rocks,  Bordeaux, France

25.01 Le 106, Rouen, France

26 .01 MoFo Festival @ Mains D'Ouevres, Paris, France

30.01 Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, Australia

31.01 Laneway Brisbane RNA, Australia

1.02 Laneway Melbourne, Australia

2.02 Laneway Sydney, Australia

6 .02 Oxford Art Factory Sydney, Australia

7.02 Laneway Adelaide, Australia

8.02 Laneway Fremantle, Australia

17 - 20.07 Latitude Festival Suffolk

You can purchase 'Big Wheel And Others via all good record stores, iTunes<http://smarturl.it/BigWheelAndOthers> and the Domino Mart<http://www.dominorecordco.com/bigwheelandothers>.

 

DOMINO IS SEEKING AN INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANT

13/01/14

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Domino is seeking an International Assistant to be part of the Domino International Team, supporting our work across all campaigns.

The role requires good organizational and computer skills including some experience in these areas: collecting sales figures, servicing digital music and videos, providing marketing tools and merchandising to the territories and assisting on some aspects of international promotions.   One year experience working with artist managers, record labels and international structures is preferred.

The position is based in our London office.  Applicants should send a CV and cover letter to: internationaljob@dominorecordco.com

Closing date is Jan 20

 

'A BAD MOON RISING' - A DOMINO NIGHT OF LIVE MUSIC WITH ARCHIE BRONSON OUTFIT & THE AMAZING SNAKEHEADS

09/01/14

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Domino celebrates Independent Venue Week by hosting a night at our local independent venue and one of London’s longest running establishments, The Half Moon Putney.

On January 28th Archie Bronson Outfit will bring their deep riffs and heavy grooves back to their old stomping ground of SW15. Special guests are Glaswegian fire brand rock and roll trio, The Amazing Snakeheads, one of the most exciting new bands around today.

Independent Venue Week is a 6 day long series of gigs running from 28th January through to the 2nd Feb with 18 participating venues including Glasgow King Tuts, Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach and York’s Fibbers bringing artists, labels and promoters together to celebrate these treasured venues. The Half Moon Putney since opening its doors in 1963 has hosted shows with Bo Diddley, The Rolling Stones, The Who and Kate Bush; the Half Moon has seen them all.  Domino is delighted to align ourselves with such a legendary local space.

Doors open at 8pm so join us for a much needed blast of revelry as January draws to a close. We’re making it a party and our Domino Mart stall will be open with various giveaways for those first early birds through the doors as well as Domino DJ’s providing the party jams. It’s going to be a night to remember.

Tickets are £5.00 in advance and £7.00 on the door and available online HERE

Listen to ‘Dart For My Sweetheart’ by Archie Bronson Outfit HERE and The Amazing Snakeheads’ current single ‘Flatlining’ HERE.

The Half Moon Putney

93 Lower Richmond Road

SW15 1EU

 

WILD BEASTS, PRESENT TENSE

Wild Beasts | 07/01/14

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Domino is proud to present the fourth album from Wild Beasts, Present Tense, released on 24th February 2014. The album opener, Wanderlust, will be released as the first single on the same day.

Present Tense is a dramatically new album – taking cues from the most intense and effervescent of 1980s and 1990s electronic sound but rethinking and retooling these elements with exquisite detail for the 21st century.

Longer in creation than any of its predecessors, Hayden Thorpe, Tom Fleming, Chris Talbot and Ben Little took almost a full year away from touring to conceive and construct the eleven tracks of Present Tense. Written in London and recorded at Konk Studios in London and at The Distillery in Bath, the band worked in close collaboration with co-producers Lexxx and Brian Eno protégé Leo Abrahams to create a record of astounding intricacy, coherence and emotional resonance.

Alongside its breathtaking leap in production, Present Tense also finds the band at the peak of their considerable songwriting powers – each one of the album’s eleven tracks illuminating the precious, tender, sad and funny moments of modern life in their trademark plain-spoken poetics.

Already rightly considered to be one of contemporary Britain's most innovative and vital bands, Present Tense sees the group's ever-restless collective muse lead them to remarkable new heights - boldly embracing new production techniques and songwriting forms whilst retaining the thrilling idiosyncrasies that have made them so beloved over the course of three beguiling and beautiful albums to date.

Present Tense will be available on CD (WIGCD279), Digital (WIG279D), LP (WIGLP279) and Deluxe LP with bonus 12” (WIGLP279X) featuring remixes of Wanderlust by Factory Floor and The Field.

 

Pre-order the album digitally or via Dom Mart to receive an instant grat of Wanderlust. The single will be available as a four track digital bundle (RUG573D1) from 24th February with a new song, Byzantine, plus remixes from Factory Floor and The Field.  Buy ‘Wanderlust’ HERE.

The accompanying video was directed by Barcelona-based collective NYSU, watch it HERE

 

The tracklisting for Present Tense is as follows:

1 Wanderlust

2 Nature Boy

3 Mecca

4 Sweet Spot

5 Daughters

6 Pregnant Pause

7 A Simple Beautiful Truth

8 A Dog’s Life

9 Past Perfect

10 New Life

11. Palace

Wild Beasts have just confirmed the following dates.  Tickets are available for pre-order from 9am on Wednesday the 8th of January from http://www.wild-beasts.co.uk, general sale 9am on Friday the 10th of January:

Tuesday 18th February            Paris                Nouveau Casino

Tuesday 4th March                  Brooklyn         Music Hall Of Williamsburg

Thursday 6th March                 Los Angeles    The Troubadour

Saturday 8th March                 Mexico City    El Plaza Condesa

Wednesday 26th March         Manchester    Albert Hall

Thursday 27th March            Glasgow         Arches

Saturday 29th March             Dublin                        Olympia

Sunday 30th March               Bristol             Academy 1

Monday 31st March               Cambridge     Corn Exchange

Tuesday 1st April                   London           Brixton Academy

Thursday 3rd April                   Amsterdam     Melkweg

Friday 4th April                       Rotterdam       Motel Mozaique Festival

Saturday 5th April                   Cologne           Gebaude

Sunday 6th April                      Berlin              Lido

Monday 7th April                    Hamburg         Knust

Wednesday 9th April               Munich            Strom

Thursday 10th April                 Milan               Elita Festival @ Teatro Franco Parenti

Friday 11th April                     Lyon                Marche-Gare

Saturday 12th April                 Zurich              Plaza Club

Sunday 13th April                    Lille                 Aeronef

Tuesday 15th April                  Brussels           Orangerie

 

CASS MCCOMBS PREMIERES VIDEO FOR “BIG WHEEL”

Cass McCombs | 06/01/14

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Cass McCombs today premieres the video for "Big Wheel", the (almost) titular track from "Big Wheel and Others", his most recent album. Shot by Cass's long-term friend and collaborator Albert Herter in New York, California and China, its chaotic, clashing imagery and oblique sloganeering are the perfect accompaniment to a song that see McCombs subtlety yet powerfully dismantle generally agreed notions of Western masculinity and identity with his uniquely irreverent wit and insight. 

Well versed in the practice of visually representing the Cass way, Herter's previous collaborations with the artist have come in the form of the beautiful illustrations that adorn the cover of "Big Wheel and Others" as well as the cover art of 2011's astounding albums "Humor Risk" and "Wit's End." 

The twenty-two song long 'Big Wheel and Others' is a marauding marvel of great beauty, insight, humour and mystery that truly sees McCombs at the peak of his mercurial powers - his restless muse making stops at all the strangest, most singular roadsides of rock and roll, blues, jazz, country and more on its nomadic quest for human truth and understanding. In equal parts bucolically gorgeous and thrillingly roughshod, mischievously obtuse and devastatingly direct, painfully personal and cosmically universal, 'Big Wheel...' is the perfect distillation of over a decade's worth of creation and chaos in the life of a true pillar of the American underground.  You can buy ‘Big Wheel And Others via all good record stores,  iTunes and via Dom Mart.

Tour dates:

08.01   Colston Hall                             Bristol (tickets)

09.01   CCA                                        Glasgow (tickets)

10.01   Deaf Institute                           Manchester (tickets)

11.01   Workmans Club                       Dublin (tickets)

13.01   Queen Elizabeth Hall             London (tickets)

16.01   Teatro Maria Matos                  Lisbon, Portugal

17.01   Teatro Aveirense                     Aveiro City, Portugal

18.01   Casa de Artes                           VN Famalicao, Portugal

19.01   Salon Teatro de Santiago         Santiago, Spain

20.01   El Sol                                       Madrid, Spain

21.01   Edificio                                    Cadiz, Spain

23 .01  La Sala (2) Apolo                    Barcelona, Spain

24 .01  Bordeaux Rocks                      Bordeaux, France

25.01    Le 106                                                Rouen, France

26 .01  MoFo Festival                          @ Mains D’Ouevres, Paris, France

30.01   Northcote Social Club              Melbourne, Australia

31.01   Laneway                                  Brisbane RNA, Australia

1.02     Laneway                                  Melbourne, Australia

2.02     Laneway                                  Sydney, Australia

6 .02    Oxford Art Factory                  Sydney, Australia

7.02     ­Laneway                                  Adelaide, Australia

8.02     Laneway                                  Fremantle, Australia

 

17 – 20.07 Latitude Festival                Suffolk (tickets)

 

 

 

 

ANNA CALVI SHARES FIRE ALONG WITH FEBRUARY TOUR SUPPORT

Anna Calvi | 19/12/13

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Having released One Breath, the follow-up to her Mercury and Brit-nominated debut, Anna Calvi has just released new single ‘Suddenly’ and you can listen to its b-side, a dark and brooding cover of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Fire’ HERE.

In addition, Woman’s Hour and Anna Meredith have been announced as support acts during her UK tour in February 2014. Full details below.

Personal and fiery, One Breath is more instinctive and urgent than its predecessor, revealing a wider spectrum of textures and emotion. Order the album through Dom Mart HERE or iTunes HERE. ‘Suddenly’ and ‘Fire’ are available to download now and will be available as a 7” (RUG560) from Monday 23rd December. Order HERE.

Anna Calvi will next tour the UK in February 2014 with Woman’s Hour (Secretly Canadian) and Anna Meredith (Moshi Moshi). Tickets for all shows are available Tickets for all shows are available HERE. Full live dates are as follows:

Feb 1 - Ireland: Dublin – Vicar Street (w/Anna Meredith)

Feb 2 – N Ire: Belfast, Empire (w/ Anna Meredith)  

Feb 4 – UK: Leeds, Met University (w/Anna Meredith)

Feb 5 – Scot: Glasgow, The Arches (w/Anna Meredith)       

Feb 6 – UK: Manchester, Albert Halls          (w/Anna Meredith)                             

Feb 8 - UK: London, Troxy (w/ Woman’s Hour & Anna Meredith)

Feb 10 – UK: Birmingham, Institute (w/Woman’s Hour)

Feb 11 – UK: Brighton, All Saints Church (w/Woman’s Hour)        

Feb 12 – UK: Bath, Komedia (w/Woman’s Hour)

 

ALL FOUR CLASSIC ORANGE JUICE ALBUMS TO BE REISSUED

Orange Juice | 18/12/13

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On 3 February 2014 Domino are proud to be reissuing 4 albums from Orange Juice, Glasgow's finest purveyors of the Sound of Young Scotland who, led by Edwyn Collins, blazed a trail of self-reliance and literate pop writing.

The albums, all available on CD, vinyl and digitally are:

'You Can't Hide Your Love Forever' (REWIG49)

'Rip It Up' (REWIG50)

'Texas Fever' (REWIG51)

'The Orange Juice' (REWIG52)

Not only are Domino re-pressing the sold out re-issues of the original albums on vinyl, but they are all also getting parallel CD and digital editions to boot.

All 4 albums are remastered and include the original lyric sheets and printed inner sleeves (save 'Texas Fever' which had none), and vinyl comes with a complimentary download.

Watch the video for ‘Rip It Up’ HERE.

The tracklisting for the reissues is as follows:

You Can't Hide Your Love Forever

 

Falling And Laughing  
Untitled Melody 
Wan Light 
Tender Object  
Dying Day 
L.O.V.E. (Love)   

 Intuition Told Me (Part 1)    
Upwards And Onwards   
Satellite City  
Three Cheers For Our Side  
Consolation Prize 
Felicity 
In A Nutshell  

Rip It Up

Rip It Up  
A Million Pleading Faces 
Mud In Your Eye   
Turn Away   
Breakfast Time  
I Can't Help Myself 

Flesh Of My Flesh   
Louise Louise  
Hokoyo 
Tenter Hook

Texas Fever

Bridge   
Craziest Feeling   
Punch Drunk
The Day I Went Down To Texas   
A Place In My Heart   
A Sad Lament

The Orange Juice

Lean Period   
I Guess I'm Just A Little Too Sensitive   
Burning Desire   
Scaremonger   
The Artisans
What Presence?!   
Out For The Count   
Get While The Gettings Good   
All That Ever Mattered   
Salmon Fishing In New York

 
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