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BLOOD ORANGE ANNOUNCES LONDON SHOW AT VILLAGE UNDERGROUND & NEW TRACK

Blood Orange | 12/12/13

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Blood Orange – aka Dev Hynes – will be playing his first UK show in over two years at London’s Village Underground on 19th February 2014. Tickets will be available to purchase from Friday 13th December via the following link: http://www.seetickets.com/Event/blood-orange/village-underground/756819

To celebrate, Blood Orange is sharing a new track entitled ‘West Drive (Profit Vocal Dub)’. Listen to it here: 

Dev Hynes said the following of the track, ‘There are literally 7 versions of this song. This is 1 of roughly a million cuts that didn't make it onto the album "Cupid Deluxe". Additional vocals are by Samantha Urbani, and instrumentation and Production by me. Mixed by Blue. Note: percussion borrows heavily from "Ruins"’

Blood Orange’s sophomore album, Cupid Deluxe is available now.  The album was produced by Hynes in his adopted hometown of New York City, mixed by Jimmy Douglass, and features amazing guest appearances by David Longstreth (Dirty Projectors), Caroline Polachek (Chairlift), Samantha Urbani (Friends), Clams Casino, Despot, Adam Bainbridge (Kindness), Skepta and many more. 

Watch Dev do an in-depth interview with his pal, Karley Slutever, about the album, its influences, its themes, HERE.

 

Since the release of the Blood Orange’s debut, Coastal Grooves, Hynes has written and produced music for the likes of Solange, Sky Ferreira, MKS, and more.  Cupid Deluxe shows a more expansive aural palate than its predecessor while retaining the pop sensibilities that Hynes has showcased since his days in Test Icicles and Lightspeed Champion.  Simply put, Cupid Deluxe perfectly highlights why Hynes has become one of the most exhilarating and prolific voices creating music right now.

 

STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR CINNAMON & LESBIANS

Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks | 11/12/13

Image: SM & J Cinnamon & Lesbians

Following on from the video for Lariat last month, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks now have a video for album track ‘Cinnamon & Lesbians’, which features on their forthcoming album, Wig Out At Jagbags which comes out on January 6 on Domino. Four UK dates have been announced and we’re pleased to add that support will come from Joanna Gruesome. More details below.

Watch the video for Cinnamon & Lesbians, directed by Jay Winebrenner HERE.

The album was produced by the band (Stephen Malkmus, Joanna Bolme, Jake Morris and Mike Clark) and Remko Schouten (the Dutch soundman of Pavement fame) in a studio in rural Ardennes with ‘a farmhouse vibe’.

'Wig Out At Jagbags' will be available on digital (WIG327D), CD (WIGCD327) and LP (WIGLP327) formats. 

Available for pre-order via Dom Mart – CD, LP and limited edition LP with a strawberry red coloured one-sided 7” ‘Pick Up The Spare’. You can also pre-order the album via iTunes HERE and receive an instant grat of ‘Cinnamon & Lesbians’.

 

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks will return to the UK for 4 dates in January 2014 as follows:

Mon 13th Leeds, Brundell (TICKETS)

Tues 14th Glasgow, Oran Mor (TICKETS)

Weds 15th Manchester, Gorilla (TICKETS)

Thurs 16th London, Forum (TICKETS)

 

QUASI ANNOUNCE UK TOUR SUPPORT PLUS COVER OF BLACK SABBATH'S WAR PIGS

Quasi | 04/12/13

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Quasi have invited a whole host of acts including Hookworms and Sky Larkin to join them at various point on their UK tour. It all kicks off on December 5th in Bristol and Quasi will also be supporting Kurt Vile at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on December 11th. More information can be found below.

Quasi recently released their album Mole City, and those that pre-ordered the album also received the ‘Covers’ EP that includes Sam and Janet’s take on Queen, Marvin Gaye, Black Sabbath and  Elvis Costello & The Attractions. As with all things Quasi, a cover is not just a cover and you can now hear their growling, fuzzy interpretation of Black Sabbath’s ‘War Pigs’. Listen HERE.

Mole City is available on CD (WIGCD312), LP (WIGLP312) and digitally (WIG312D) now. Order HERE


Below are the tour dates, and you can find the ticket links HERE

DECEMBER

5TH  The Fleece - Bristol (UK)  
Support: Let’s Kill Janic + Cassette Culture

6TH Brudenell Social Club - Leeds (UK)  
Support: Hookworms

7TH Broadcast - Glasgow (UK)  
Support: Hookworms, Burning Alms

8TH Deaf Institute - Manchester (UK)  
Support: Francis Lung

9TH Hare & Hounds - Birmingham (UK)  
Support: Burning Alms


10TH Colchester Arts Centre - Colchester  (UK)
Support: Buoys + Out Of The Caves

11TH Shepherds Bush Empire - London (UK)  
Quasi supporting Kurt Vile

12TH Norwich Arts Centre - Norwich (UK)  
Support: TBA

13TH Cargo - London (UK)
Support: Sky Larkin

14TH  The Haunt - Brighton (UK)
Support: TBA

 

JON HOPKINS RELEASES COLLIDER VIDEO, ANNOUNCES REMIXES PLUS IMMUNITY EXTENDED EDITION

Jon Hopkins | 04/12/13

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Collider, the nine-minuteastounding and subtly euphoric techno slayer’ (DJ Mag) - the dark, beating heart of the Mercury-nominated Immunity, is released as the next single from Jon Hopkins and is available to buy digitally now. ‘Collider – Remixes’, featuring mixes from Pangaea, Karenn and Objekt will be available on 12” (RUG562T) and Digital (RUG562D) from 24th February 2014. A one-track download of the Pangaea remix will be available from December 9th.

 

Watch the accompanying video, directed by Tom Haines, HERE.


 

Tom Haines explains the video: “Jon's music has a transportive quality, which can be blissful and expansive, but can also be internal, and more aggressive, and Collider is at this end of the spectrum. We wanted to create an internal journey, which was unflinching, singular and claustrophobic and at the same time liberating. The video is like a voodoo ceremony, where the lead character dances herself into frenzy, and through the dance gains access to a parallel dimension; it's her unfurling thoughts, her dislocated mind, and hints at something more apocalyptic - an end game for her and us.”

 

An Extended Edition of Immunity featuring videos and remixes will be available exclusively through iTunes from 9th December. The tracklisting is as follows:

1.            "We Disappear"              

2.            "Open Eye Signal"          

3.            "Breathe This Air"

4.            "Collider"                                           

5.            "Abandon Window"     

6.            "Form By Firelight"        

7.            "Sun Harmonics"            

8.            "Immunity"

9              "Open Eye Signal (Happa remix)”

10.          "Open Eye Signal (Lord Of The Isles remix)"       

11.          "Open Eye Signal (Luke Abbott remix)"                

12.          "Open Eye Signal (Nosaj Thing remix)"

13.           “Breathe This Air (Feat. Purity Ring)”

14.           “Collider (Pangaea Remix)”

Videos

15.          Open Eye Signal

16.          Breathe This Air (Feat. Purity Ring) 

 

Jon Hopkins has just completed a US tour and is currently on his way to perform dates in Australia. Jon will be back in London to play his biggest UK show to date at The Forum in Kentish Town on 22nd February, with Daphni, Objekt and Luke Abbott. Tickets are available here. Jon Hopkins has also been announced to perform on Saturday 7th June at Field Day Festival in London. Full dates are as follows:

 

7th December - Perth, Australia @ The Bakery

12th December - Melbourne, Australia @ The HiFi

13th December - Victoria, Australia @ Meredith Festival

14th December - Sydney, Australia @ Oxford Art Factory

22nd February - London, UK @ The Forum

7th June – London, UK, Field Day Festival 

 

FRANZ FERDINAND TO RELEASE RIGHT ACTION REMIX BUNDLE

Franz Ferdinand | 25/11/13

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Franz Ferdinand release a Right Action remix bundle on the 2nd of December. Available digitally (RUG533D3), the bundle includes a variety of remixes from luminaries such as Liv Spencer (one half of the legendary Still Going), Matias Aguayo, Zero Set (Franz engineer Mark Ralph’s alter ego)  and Optimo Record’s Golden Teacher.

Right Action was the first single taken from Franz Ferdiand’s highly acclaimed fourth album ‘Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action’. 

Listen to the Liv Spencer Rework of Right Action HERE.

The tracklisting is as follows:

Liv Spencer Rework

Liv Spencer Dub

Matias Aguayo Remix

Zero Set Remix

Golden Teacher Remix

 

YOUNG MARBLE GIANTS, GRANT HART & THE PASTELS TO PLAY WEEK-END FESTIVAL

Various Artists | 22/11/13

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The excellent Week-End Festival in Germany is back with a sterling line up, including some of Domino's finest - Young Marble Giants, Grant Hart & The Pastels.

There is still time to get your tickets, head over to http://www.weekendfest.de/ to snap them up while you can! 

  

 

THE PASTELS UNVEIL A NEW VIDEO FOR 'KICKING LEAVES'

21/11/13

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Earlier this year The Pastels finally returned with a long-awaited new record, Slow Summits. ‘Kicking Leaves’, one of the key tracks, slaloms fantastically in and out of focus, Katrina Mitchell's vocal gliding along Craig Armstrong's majestic string arrangement.

The video was shot by Blair Young at The Forest Of Black. Watch it below:


"’Kicking Leaves’ is sunblind chill in Fall, or maybe the cool warmth of late Spring, depending on which hemisphere you're standing in right now.  If it's Autumn where you are, every breath trails white as quiet colours collide in the beam of your vision.  This moment of transformation is one The Pastels have always captured well, when you're see-sawing between states, just before diving in with typical boldness and bravura (the strings skirling around the song's coda capture that giddy moment of uncertainty perfectly).

“The Forest Of Black respond with a beautiful film of many parts: double-exposures that gently psychedelicise Glasgow landscapes; sudden bursts of saturated energy like the 'closed-eye vision' celebrated by Stan Brakhage, "the shapes and colours we see when our eyes are closed," as Fred Camper explains. But the kinetic drive of the treatments also reminds me of other pioneers of experimental film form, like Margaret Tait, Marie Menken, Rose Lowder and Cecile Fontaine, whose beautiful filmic visions present new ways of seeing, tender buttons of exploration and inspiration, channelled by cinematic free radicals." - Jon Dale, Melbourne, November 2013

"They tell me I should be searching.

But I am only celebrating what I see.

I am searching for nothing.

I am happy." - Jonas Mekas

The Pastels will be playing a set at Mono in Glasgow on December 7th. You can read more HERE.

 

FRANZ FERDINAND ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF A NEW SINGLE.

19/11/13

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Franz Ferdinand release a new single, Bullet, on Monday January 20th 2014, taken from their highly acclaimed, life affirming fourth album ‘Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action’. 

Bullet was produced by Prince House Rabbit, recorded in Scotland and mixed in Vancouver, Canada by Mike Fraser.

The single is accompanied by a video directed by Glasgow School Of Art Alumni Andy Knowles, who has also shot videos for The Cribs, The Vaccines, Clinic and Peaches.

"I’ve worked with the band in one way or another since their first gig, back in 2002, which was in my ex-girlfriend’s bedroom. I wanted to capture a stripped back, honest performance and I think having a good relationship with the guys helped achieve this. The ‘bulletime’ effect was added to really draw out little moments that every fan will recognize as signature Franz live performance tics. The song is so fast, it demanded an equally dizzy editing style to really capture the energy." – Andy Knowles

Having recently completed an extensive US tour and currently in Japan and Australia, Franz Ferdinand have announced details of a U.K. tour in 2014, their first full UK tour since the release of the album.  Special guests will be announced soon.

The list of dates is as follows:

MARCH

14th                             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

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

 

THE AMAZING SNAKEHEADS SHARE DEBUT VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE, FLATLINING.

The Amazing Snakeheads | 19/11/13

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Domino is proud to present the debut video from recent signings, The Amazing Snakeheads. The video was filmed at The Grand Ole Opry in Glasgow by Alan Parks.

  

Flatlining is the second single from the Glaswegian three-piece, and will be available from 20th January 2014 (RUG564D), with an exclusive B-side track, The Bullfighter. Flatlining is also available to purchase digitally now from iTunes, HERE.

 

Following their UK tour as special guests to the Jim Jones Revue, The Amazing Snakeheads are now on the road with Cerebral Ballzy as part of the NME Radar tour. The thirteen day tour will see them performing at London’s Hoxton Bar & Kitchen on November 21st.

 

Full dates with ticket links are as follows: 

Tue 19th Nov – Edinburgh Electric Circus #

Wed 20th Nov – Manchester Deaf Institute #

Thu 21st Nov – London Hoxton B&K #

Fri 22nd Nov – Brighton Bermuda Triangle #

Sat 23rd Nov – Nottingham Rock City Basement #

Sun 24th Nov – Bristol Exchange #

Mon 25th Nov – Birmingham Hare and Hounds #

Tue 26th Nov – Southampton Joiners #

Wed 27th Nov – Leeds Cockpit #

Sat 14th Dec – Glasgow Kinning Park Complex – The Amazing Snakeheads Christmas Party, with Future Glue and more special guests TBA.

# = NME Radar Tour with Cerebral Ballzy

Keep up to date on all The Amazing Snakeheads information here:

http://theamazingsnakeheads.tumblr.com/

 

JON HOPKINS COLLIDER VIDEO, WE NEED YOU!

Jon Hopkins | 15/11/13

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We are very excited to announce that we are making the new music video for Jon Hopkins single 'Collider' on the Thursday 21st November and we need you!

A large part of the film is set in a nightclub and we are inviting fans of Jon's to come down to the London based venue and be a part of the video. You would be expected to be club goers in the club itself. dancing, chatting, drinking etc from approx 12pm  - 11pm Thursday 21st November 2013.

It's a completely unique opportunity to appear in one of Jon's videos and we really wanted his fans to have the chance to be part of it.

If you are interested please reply to jonhopkins@roguefilms.co.uk with "Collider Cast" in the subject giving us your name, contact details, D.O.B and a picture of yourself. Please note you must be 18 or over to apply.

 

ARCTIC MONKEYS ANNOUNCE TWO SPECIAL OUTDOOR SHOWS AT FINSBURY PARK, LONDON, MAY 2014

Arctic Monkeys | 15/11/13

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Arctic Monkeys are pleased to announce two special outdoor shows at Finsbury Park, London on Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th May 2014. 

Following the success of their fifth No.1 album ‘AM’ and their triumphant headline slot at Glastonbury this summer, Arctic Monkeys will undertake their biggest shows to date in The Capital. Joining them for these two shows will be very special guests Tame Impala, Miles Kane and new band Royal Blood.

The tickets for the 50,000 capacity shows will go on general sale on Friday 22nd November at 10am.  

Tickets will be available via:

Credit Card Hotlines – 0844 811 0051 0844 826 2826

Buy Online – www.gigsandtours.com / www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Tickets are £55 + booking fee and restricted to 4 tickets per household.

Hospitality packages are available via online outlets.

The event is strictly 16+

 

AUSTRA SHARE FORGIVE ME VIDEO SINGLE RELEASED ON 25TH NOVEMBER 2013

Austra | 14/11/13

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Austra have shared a video for their forthcoming single, Forgive Me, which will be released on 25th November. The video was directed by Claire Edmondson who also created the sexually charged, yet endearingly candid video for ‘Beat And The Pulse’. Austra’s Katie Stelmanis said the following about the video:

"A night-vision camera captures life in a dark park. Among the hidden corners and leaf-covered hideaways, people purge and absolve their sins through sexual liberation. We highlight a romance between a man and a woman who seek forgiveness from each-other: the only forgiveness that is of any importance. "

 

Forgive Me is the latest single to be released from Austra’s second album Olympia, and will be available as a three track digital bundle (RUG563) alongside two new tracks, Hopeless Place and Holy Place.

Austra will be back in the UK and Ireland next month to perform four shows including a show at KOKO in London on November 25th which is now sold out. Tour dates are as follows:

21st November: Glasgow - CCA

22nd November: Dublin, Ireland – Button Factory

23rd November: Manchester – Deaf Institute – SOLD OUT

25th November: London – KOKO – SOLD OUT

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, and they will be joined on this tour by Ryan Wosniak.

 

INTRODUCING THE BOHICAS

The Bohicas | 12/11/13

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We are extremely happy to introduce you to The Bohicas!

The Bohicas are Domino’s latest signing, but more accurately they're four young men from Essex and the east London borderlands making ambitious and arresting rock 'n' roll. They also have a serious stage presence and are destined to be heralded as a great live act.

Back in September they flew to Ibiza to support Franz Ferdinand on stage at Ibiza Rocks. Whilst there they shot their first video, which features two tracks, XXX and Swarm. The video script was written by lead singer Dominic McGuinness and his brother and is intended as a short filmic introduction to the band's world, rather than as a straight music video. So without further ado:

The Bohicas are on a UK tour during November, with a show at London’s Hoxton Bar & Kitchen on 21st November as part of the NME Radar Tour.

Full dates are listed at www.thebohicas.com | https://twitter.com/TheBohicas | https://www.facebook.com/TheBohicas

 

BLOOD ORANGE’S CUPID DELUXE AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ON ITUNES TODAY + NEW VIDEO

Blood Orange | 12/11/13

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Blood Orange – aka Dev Hynes – has released his new album Cupid Deluxe exclusively on iTunes worldwide today (click HERE to purchase). The album will become available on November 18th via all traditional music retailers worldwide, and is available to pre-order now on CD & 2xLP via Domino Mart.

Blood Orange has also released the music video for “Time Will Tell”, the third track off of his star-studded new album. Watch it HERE.

Dev Hynes has also done a guest edit of Dazed Digital today, click HERE to read an interview with him and some of the guests from Cupid Deluxe.

Cupid Deluxe was produced by Hynes in his adopted hometown of New York City, mixed by Jimmy Douglass, and features amazing guest appearances by David Longstreth (Dirty Projectors), Caroline Polachek (Chairlift), Samantha Urbani (Friends), Clams Casino, Despot, Adam Bainbridge (Kindness), Skepta and many more. 

Blood Orange will be playing two special New York shows this week. Tomorrow, Hynes will give a lecture at New York University on Synesthesia and the making of the soundtrack to Gia Coppola’s “Palo Alto”. (More info HERE). Additionally, Blood Orange will be playing a sold-out album release show at 285 Kent in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Friday November 15th.  

 

STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM 'WIG OUT AT JAGBAGS' ON DECEMBER 6TH

Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks | 12/11/13

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On 6 January 2014 Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks release their new album, 'Wig Out At Jagbags' on Domino.  Watch the video for new single ‘LariatHERE.

The album was produced by the band (Stephen Malkmus, Joanna Bolme, Jake Morris and Mike Clark) and Remko Schouten (the Dutch soundman of Pavement fame) in a studio in rural  Ardennes with ‘a farmhouse vibe’.

In the words of Stephen Malkmus, ‘Wig Out At Jagbags’ is inspired by Cologne, Germany, Mark Von Schlegel, Rosemarie Trockel, Von Sparr and Jan Lankisch, Can and Gas; Stephen Malkums imagined Weezer/Chili Peppers, SIc Alps, UVA in the late 80's, NYRB, Aroma Charlottenburg, inactivity, Jamming, Indie guys trying to sound Memphis, Flipper, Pete Townsend, Pavement, The Joggers, The NBA and home life in the 2010's ... ‘

'Wig Out At Jagbags' will be available on digital (WIG327D), CD (WIGCD327) and LP (WIGLP327) formats.  The track listing is as follows:

  1. Planetary Motion
  2. The Janitor Revealed
  3. Lariat
  4. Houston Hades
  5. Shibboleth
  6. J Smoov
  7. Rumble At The Rainbo
  8. Chartjunk
  9. Independence Street
  10. Scattegories
  11. Cinnamon & Lesbians
  12. Surreal Teenagers

Available for pre-order via Dom Mart – CD, LP and limited edition LP with a strawberry red coloured one-sided 7” ‘Pick Up The Spare’ – all orders come with an instant grat of new single ‘Lariat’.  You can also pre-order the album via iTunes HERE

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks will return to the UK for 4 dates in January 2014 as follows:

Mon 13th Leeds, Brundell www.seetickets.com

Tues 14th Glasgow, Oran Mor www.synergyconcerts.com

Weds 15th Manchester, Gorilla www.seetickets.com

Thurs 16th London, Forum http://www.seetickets.com/event/stephen-malkmus-and-the-jicks/the-forum/748892/

 

SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE VORTEX

Alexis Taylor | 08/11/13

Image: Alexis Taylor

Hello

This Saturday November 9th I will be opening for RM Hubbert at The Vortex in Dalston, London. It's at 11 Gillett Square N16 8AZ.

I will be on stage at 8.30pm

Despite the venue's famous jazz credentials, and the fact that the last 5 gigs I have done have been round the corner at a place called 'Servant Jazz Quarters', the music I will be playing isn't very jazzy. I doubt RM Hubbert's will be either.

Here is a link to a new Soundcloud page which has some of my solo music on it and a recent mix I made:

https://soundcloud.com/alexistaylorhotchip

Have a good weekend, and maybe see some of you at the gig!

Cheers,

Alexis

 

STREAM THE AMAZING SNAKEHEADS, MATTHEW E WHITE, PETITE NOIR AND AUSTRA LIVE AT LES INROCKS, PARIS

07/11/13

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The Domino Night at the 46th Les Inrocks Festival, Paris featuring The Amazing Snakeheads, Matthew E White, Petite Noir and Austra will be live streamed this evening from 6pm UK time. 

 Check out all of the action live from la Cigale below.

 

ANNA CALVI SHARES VIDEO FOR FORTHCOMING SINGLE 'SUDDENLY' PLUS UK TOUR

Anna Calvi | 06/11/13

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Anna Calvi’s ‘Suddenly’, the intense, dramatic opener from her acclaimed second album, One Breath, will be released as a single on 23rd December 2013. The track will be available on 7” (RUG560) and as a digital bundle (RUG560D) b/w a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Fire’ Pre-order the 7”, HERE.

The stunning accompanying video was directed by long-term creative collaborator, Emma Nathan, who said the following:

‘I've been fortunate enough to collaborate with Anna visually throughout both of her albums and through this a visual language has developed that accompanies her musical aesthetic. The song connected with me in a filmic way, it spoke of black and white, late 40's, classic, emotional, Billy Wilder and Douglas Sirk. These were the images I got when listening to ‘Suddenly’, those of deeply withheld emotion and extreme release.’

A more personal record than its Mercury and Brit-nominated predecessor, One Breath retains the fiery elements of her debut but is more instinctive and urgent, revealing a wider spectrum of textures and emotion. The album is available now on CD (WIGCD284), LP (WIGLP284), digitally (WIG284D) and special edition heavyweight gatefold LP (WIGLP284X). Order the album through Dom Mart HERE or iTunes HERE.

Anna Calvi will be touring the US and Europe until the end of the year, and will return to the UK and Ireland for a nine date tour in February 2014. Her next London show will be at The Troxy on February 8th 2014. Tickets for all shows are available HERE. Full live dates are as follows, with UK shows in bold:

Nov 11 – USA: New York, Music Hall of Williamsburg

Nov 16 – USA: Los Angeles, Royce Hall

Nov 17 – USA: San Francisco, The Independent

Nov 26 – France: Lille, Le Grand Mix

Nov 27 – France: Caen, Le Cargo

Nov 28 – France: Angers, La Chabada

Nov 30 – France: Vannes, L'echonova

Dec 1 – France: La Roche sur Yon, Fuzz Y'On

Dec 2 – France: Cognac, Les Anciennes Abbatoirs

Dec 4 – France: Toulouse, Le Bikini

Dec 5 – France: Orléans, L'astrolab

Dec 6 – France: Strasbourg, La Laiterie

Dec 8 – France: Clermont–Ferrand, La Cooperative de Mai

Dec 10 – Spain: Barcelona, La 2 de Apolo

Dec 11 – Spain: Madrid, Teatro Lara

Dec 12 – Spain: Valladolid, Lava

Dec 13 – Spain: San Sebastian, Intxaurrondo

Dec 14 – Spain: Vigo, Sala Del Museo de Arte

Dec 16 – Portugal: Porto, Casa da Musica

Dec 17 – Portugal: Lisbon, Lisbon Aula Magna

Feb 1 - Ireland: Dublin – Vicar Street

Feb 2 – N Ire: Belfast, Empire                      

Feb 4 – UK: Leeds, Met University

Feb 5 – Scot: Glasgow, The Arches  

Feb 6 – UK: Manchester, Albert Halls                                             

Feb 8 - UK: London, Troxy

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

 

BLOOD ORANGE STREAMS NEW ALBUM CUPID DELUXE

Blood Orange | 05/11/13

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Blood Orange – aka Dev Hynes – is streaming his forthcoming new album, Cupid Deluxe, in full today exclusively via YouTube (world ex-US) and iTunes Radio (US only). Listen HERE!
 
Fans eager to purchase Cupid Deluxe can do so one week early on November 12th exclusively on iTunes worldwide (from THIS LINK), and on November 18th via all traditional music retailers worldwide. The album is available to pre-order now on CD & 2xLP via Domino Mart, HERE.

 
Cupid Deluxe, featuring guest appearances by David Longstreth (Dirty Projectors), Caroline Polachek (Chairlift), Samantha Urbani (Friends), Clams Casino, Despot, Adam Bainbridge (Kindness), Skepta and many more, is the follow up to Hynes’ debut as Blood Orange, 2011’s Coastal Grooves.  Since that album’s release, Hynes has written and produced music for the likes of Solange, Sky Ferreira, MKS, and more.  Cupid Deluxe shows a more expansive aural palate than its predecessor while retaining the pop sensibilities that Hynes has showcased since his days in Test Icicles and Lightspeed Champion.  Simply put, Cupid Deluxe perfectly highlights why Hynes has become one of the most exhilarating and prolific voices creating music right now.

Watch the video biog, HERE and the video for first single, Chamakay, HERE

 

ELECTRICITY COMES FROM OTHER PLANETS

28/10/13

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In 1982 Brian Eno made his celebrated remark about the legacy of the Velvet Underground - that they had inspired everyone who had bought their records to form a band. For my generation, the one that grew up on and grew up with guitars in the second half of the1980s, it felt as if the Velvet Underground were our contemporaries.

When VU appeared in 1985 it was the first new Velvet Underground music to have been heard since Live 1969 over a decade earlier. Within a year Polydor had also released Another VU and the band were the subject of an hour long South Bank Show, one that included those precious few seconds of the band rehearsing in The Factory in their Exploding Plastic Inevitable pomp.

The Velvet Underground was a name that was inescapable during early adolescence. It could be decoded on the back sleeve of Hunky Dory and if you managed to thread the names together, the song writing credits listed for Sister Ray on Still. In 1983 Victor Bockris and Gerard Malanga had published their Velvets biography Uptight, but before the arrival of VU it was easier to stand in a bookshop and flick through its monochrome photographs of the band than it was to hear their music, especially the four original studio albums which were often only available as expensive imports. There were other releases available. The truly committed fan could hear fifth generation recordings of the unreleased Cycle Annie and Loop on the Etc and And So On bootlegs, whereas the merely curious had to settle for the cheaply pressed Andy Warhol's Velvet Underground Featuring Nico compilation with its Pop Art-on-a-budget sleeve.

Once VU precipitated a renewed interest in the band the Velvet Underground became newly relevant, to the point of becoming a generational obsession. The band held an aura that was inviolable; they were not so much an influence as an article of faith. A cursory listen to any record made by a guitar band on an independent label in the last thirty years demonstrates how much their presence is felt across the history of contemporary music.

Lou Reed famously said he wrote songs ‘so people wouldn’t be alone’. Listening through to his records it became clear that he understood people with a tenderness that was at odds with the persona he often set against the media. These people include the cross dressers of the Factory, the woman who had her children taken away in Berlin, Stephanie and Caroline, Waltzing Matilda and everyone who takes part in The Halloween Parade. They are strong characters living difficult lives and many of them have problems. Reed understood them well enough not to pass judgement and by introducing them into our lives we certainly felt less alone. Most listeners would hope Reed’s empathy touched the lives of those who inhabit his songs as well.

As well as being capable of a deep compassion for those inhabiting the margins of society Reed, perhaps more than anyone, understood that at its best rock and roll contains an undeniable spiritual truth.

Some people’s lives - often the best people’s lives, certainly the most interesting people’s lives - really are saved by rock and roll. Ask anyone who has made it his or her business to be in a band how it feels to be able to sing the fourth line from Sweet Jane:

"Me I’m in a rock and roll band".

Whatever the reply there will almost certainly be a smile on their face.

The original Live 1969 version of Sweet Jane contains six words that are missing from the Loaded version:

"Thinking ways to get back home"

For reasons I don’t quite understand this lyric seems to have an emotional cadence that even in a canon as poignant as the one Lou Reed has bequeathed feels overwhelming.

If your life has been saved by rock and roll, then thinking about ways to get back home is something you’re just going to have to get used to.

"Anyone who's ever had a dream
Anyone who's ever played a part
Anyone who's going to live lonely
Anyone who's ever stood apart"

And then at the end of the Live 1969 version of Sweet Jane you can hear Lou Reed’s voice speaking softly as he says:

"Good Night".


— Richard King

 

JULIA HOLTER SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR ‘HORNS SURROUNDING ME’

Julia Holter | 28/10/13

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Ahead of her upcoming month-long European tour, Julia Holter has today shared the new video for Loud City Song highlight “Horns Surrounding Me”.  Directed by Montreal-based Angus Borsos and based on a concept by Ramona Gonzalez, AKA Nite Jewel, the video follows previous interpretations of the much-celebrated album’s songs by visual artists Rick Bahto, Yelena Zhelezov and Eugene Kotlayrenko.

 Watch the video, which Borsos has described as a “soft Disney nightmare” HERE.

Following her sold out show at Cecil Sharp House, Julia Holter will be playing at Village Underground in London on November 11th as well as the following UK and Irish dates:

Nov 11th: Village Underground, London

Nov 12th: Komedia, Brighton

Nov 13th: Deaf Institute, Manchester

Nov 14th: Howard Assembly Hall, Leeds

Nov 15th: Leaf, Liverpool

Nov 16th: The Cube, Bristol

Nov 17th: Dublin Unitarian Church, Dublin

Nov 19th: Whelans, Dublin

Nov 20th: CCA, Glasgow

 

DIRTY PROJECTORS RELEASE 'IMPREGNABLE QUESTION' VIDEO

Dirty Projectors | 25/10/13

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Dirty Projectors have unveiled the music video for “Impregnable Question,” the sixth and final video from the their critically acclaimed album Swing Lo Magellan. Directed by Adam Newport-Berra, the video was shot over five days in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. The stunning landscape and spectacular views serve as the backdrop to the intriguing journey of a long-distance runner, played by Adam’s brother Alex, and his "Impregnable Question." 

Watch the video for “Impregnable Question” at Dirty Projectors YouTube Channel.

The gorgeous “Impregnable Question” video captures the beauty of  Swing Lo Magellan. Released in 2012, Swing Lo Magellan earned praise from across the spectrum, garnering spots on year end lists from NPR, Spin, Rolling Stone, Filter, Stereogum, and more, as well as ending up at the #11 spot on the Village Voice's Pazz 'n' Jop critics' poll. A multifaceted record, Swing Lo Magellan was released alongside “Hi Custodian,” a short film written and directed by David Longstreth and staring band members Amber Coffman, Haley Dekle, Nat Baldwin, and Mike Johnson. The album earned Longstreth a Grammy nomination for Best Recording Packaging, as well as a milestone performance at Carnegie Hall.

Swing Lo Magellan is currently available for purchase on the Domino Records online store.

 

ARCTIC MONKEYS - ONE FOR THE ROAD

Arctic Monkeys | 23/10/13

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Arctic Monkeys release their new single ‘One For The Road’ on Monday the 9th of  December 2013.  Watch the Focus Creeps directed video HERE.

One For The Road’ is available digitally now and on 7” (RUG561) via the high street, Dom Mart and AM store from the 9th of December.  The 7” of the single will be backed with an exclusive b-side, new track ‘You’re So Dark’.  

Arctic Monkeys’ new album, the Mercury Music Prize nominated AM was released on Monday the 9th of September

The band’s forthcoming sold out UK tour dates are as follows.  The Strypes will support at all shows.

Tuesday           22nd October       Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

Wednesday      23rd October        Manchester Arena

Friday/Sat        25th/26th Oct        London Earls Court

Monday           28th October        Liverpool Echo Arena

Tuesday           29th October        Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

Thursday         31st October        Birmingham LG Arena

Friday              1st   November     Glasgow Hydro

Saturday          2nd  November     Sheffield Motorpoint Arena

 

AUSTRA RELEASE FORGIVE ME AS A SINGLE ON 25TH NOVEMBER 2013

Austra | 16/10/13

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Forgive Me is the latest single to be released from Austra’s second album Olympia, and will be available as a three track digital bundle (RUG563) from 25th November 2013, alongside two new tracks, Hopeless Place and Holy Place.

Austra will be back in the UK and Ireland next month to perform four shows including a show at KOKO in London on November 25th. Tour dates with ticket links are as follows:

21st November: Glasgow - CCA

22nd November: Dublin, Ireland – Button Factory

23rd November: Manchester – Deaf Institute

25th November: London – KOKO

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, and they will be joined on this tour by Ryan Wosniak.

 

JAAKKO EINO KALEVI SIGNS TO WEIRD WORLD DREAMZONE EP COMING DECEMBER 2ND 2013

10/10/13

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For more info, head to Weird World.

 

THE AMAZING SNAKEHEADS TO JOIN JIM JONES REVUE TOUR PLUS NME RADAR TOUR

The Amazing Snakeheads | 07/10/13

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Domino’s recent signings, The Amazing Snakeheads will be joining Cerebral Ballzy on the road across the UK this November as part of the NME Radar tour. The thirteen day tour will see them performing at London’s Hoxton Bar & Grill on November 21st.

The Glaswegian rock n’ roll three-piece are also touring the UK this month as special guests to the Jim Jones Revue and will play their hometown on October 16th at King Tut’s.

The Amazing Snakeheads have also announced a Christmas Party at Kinning Park Complex in Glasgow on December 14th, with Future Glue and more special guests TBA.

Full dates with ticket links are as follows: 

Wed 9 Oct – Manchester, Ruby Lounge *

Thu 10 Oct – Edinburgh, The Caves *

Fri 11 Oct – Birmingham, Institute *

Sat 12 Oct - Newcastle, Hoults Yard *

Sun 13 Oct - Liverpool East Village Arts Club *

Mon 14 Oct - Leeds, Cockpit *

Tue 15 Oct – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms *

Wed 16 Oct – Glasgow, King Tuts *

Thu 7 Nov – Les Inrocks Festival, Paris, France

Fri 15th Nov – Cambridge Portland Arms #

Sat 16th Nov – Coventry Kasbah #

Sun 17th Nov – Liverpool East Village Arts Club #

Mon 18th Nov – Sheffield Leadmill #

Tue 19th Nov – Edinburgh Electric Circus #

Wed 20th Nov – Manchester Deaf Institute #

Thu 21st Nov – London Hoxton B&K #

Fri 22nd Nov – Brighton Bermuda Triangle #

Sat 23rd Nov – Nottingham Rock City Basement #

Sun 24th Nov – Bristol Exchange #

Mon 25th Nov – Birmingham Hare and Hounds #

Tue 26th Nov – Southampton Joiners #

Wed 27th Nov – Leeds Cockpit #

Sat 14th Dec – Glasgow Kinning Park Complex – The Amazing Snakeheads Christmas Party

* = with Jim Jones Review

# = NME Radar Tour with Cerebral Ballzy

Keep up to date on all The Amazing Snakeheads information here:

http://theamazingsnakeheads.tumblr.com/

 

Debut double A sided 7”– Testifying Time/The Truth Serum out now digitally (RUG528D) and on 7” (RUG528). Available through iTunes and Dom Mart.

Listen here: http://www.dominorecordco.com/TheAmazingSnakeheads

 

CASS MCCOMBS 'BIG WHEEL AND OTHERS' STREAMING ON GUARDIAN MUSIC AND NEW TOUR DATES

Cass McCombs | 07/10/13

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The fine folks at Guardian Music are streaming Big Wheel and Others, the new release from Cass McCombs out next week, as part of this week's First Listen series. Listen here

Order the release from the Domino Mart on Deluxe Double CD or Domino Mart-exclusive limited edition double vinyl (very few remain!) or iTunes and receive an instant mp3 download of 'There Can Be Only One.' The release will also be available on Deluxe Double CD and standard double vinyl from Amazon or your fine local record store.

We're also happy to announce new North American, European, and Australian tour dates. More dates will be announced in the coming weeks. See the entire list below the streams of 'There Can Be Only One' and 'Brighter (feat. Karen Black)':

Tour dates:
11-07 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios * [BUY TICKETS]
11-08 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile * [BUY TICKETS]
11-09 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club * [BUY TICKETS]
11-12 Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriet's ~ [BUY TICKETS]
11-14 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo ~ [BUY TICKETS]
11-15 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall ~ [BUY TICKETS]
11-16 Felton, CA - Don Quixote's International Music Hall ~ [BUY TICKETS]
11-22 Austin, TX - The Belmont [BUY TICKETS]
12-02 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair ^ [BUY TICKETS]
12-03 Montreal, QUE - Il Motore ^ [BUY TICKETS]
12-04 Toronto, ONT - Great Hall on Queen Street ^[BUY TICKETS]
12-06 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle ^ [BUY TICKETS]
12-07 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar ^ [BUY TICKETS]
12-08 Nashville, TN - High Watt ^[BUY TICKETS]
12-09 Atlanta, GA - The Drunken Unicorn ^[BUY TICKETS]
12-12 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom ^ [BUY TICKETS]
12-13 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle ^ [BUY TICKETS]
12-14 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar ^ [BUY TICKETS]
01-10 Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute [BUY TICKETS]
01-11 Dublin, IE @ The Workmans Club [BUY TICKETS]
01-13 London, UK @ Queen Elizabeth Hall [BUY TICKETS]
01-19 Santiago, ES @ Salon Teatro de Santiago
01-20 Madrid, ES @ El Sol
01-21 Cadiz, ES @ Edificio Constitucion 1812
01-23 Barcelona, ES @ La Sala Apolo
01-24 Bordeaux, FR @ Bordeaux Rocks
01-31 Brisbane, AU @ RNA, Fortitude Valley (Laneway Brisbane) [BUY TICKETS]
02-01 Melbourne, AU @ Footscray Community Arts Center (Laneway Melbourne) [BUY TICKETS]
02-02 Sydney, AU @ Sydney College of the Arts (Laneway Sydney) [BUY TICKETS]
02-07 Adelaide, AU @ Harts Mill (Laneway Adelaide) [BUY TICKETS]
02-08 Perth, AUS @ Esplanade Park and West End (Laneway Perth) [BUY TICKETS]

* w/ Michael Hurley (support)
~ w/ Meg Baird (support)
^ w/ Arbouretum (support)

 

ANNA CALVI ANNOUNCES UK & IRISH TOUR DATES FOR FEBRUARY 2014 RELEASES ALBUM, ONE BREATH TODAY - OCTOBER 7TH 2013

Anna Calvi | 07/10/13

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Anna Calvi releases her much-anticipated second album, One Breath, today. A more personal record than its Mercury and Brit-nominated predecessor, One Breath retains the fiery elements of her debut but is more instinctive and urgent, revealing a wider spectrum of textures and emotion.

To celebrate the release, Anna Calvi will be performing a sold out show at the Islington Assembly Hall in London tomorrow. Anna will then tour the US and Europe, and will return to the UK and Ireland for a full, newly announced, nine date tour in February 2014. Her next London show will be at The Troxy on February 8th 2014 – full live dates are below.

 

Watch the video for the single, Eliza, also released today, HERE; and the extended album trailer for Sing To Me, HERE. Both videos are directed by Emma Nathan.

One Breath is available on CD (WIGCD284), LP (WIGLP284), digitally (WIG284D) and special edition heavyweight gatefold LP (WIGLP284X). Order the album through Dom Mart HERE or iTunes HERE.

 

Live dates, with UK shows in bold:

(Tickets for all shows are available HERE)

Oct 8 – UK: London, Islington Assembly Hall – SOLD OUT

Nov 11 – USA: New York, Music Hall of Williamsburg

Nov 16 – USA: Los Angeles, Royce Hall

Nov 17 – USA: San Francisco, The Independent

Nov 26 – France: Lille, Le Grand Mix

Nov 27 – France: Caen, Le Cargo

Nov 28 – France: Angers, La Chabada

Nov 30 – France: Vannes, L'echonova

Dec 1 – France: La Roche sur Yon, Fuzz Y'On

Dec 2 – France: Cognac, Les Anciennes Abbatoirs

Dec 4 – France: Toulouse, Le Bikini

Dec 5 – France: Orléans, L'astrolab

Dec 6 – France: Strasbourg, La Laiterie

Dec 8 – France: Clermont–Ferrand, La Cooperative de Mai

Dec 10 – Spain: Barcelona, La 2 de Apolo

Dec 11 – Spain: Madrid, Teatro Lara

Dec 12 – Spain: Valladolid, Lava

Dec 13 – Spain: San Sebastian, Intxaurrondo

Dec 14 – Spain: Vigo, Sala Del Museo de Arte

Dec 16 – Portugal: Porto, Casa da Musica

Dec 17 – Portugal: Lisbon, Lisbon Aula Magna

Feb 1 - Ireland: Dublin – Vicar Street

Feb 2 – N Ire: Belfast, Empire                      

Feb 4 – UK: Leeds, Met University

Feb 5 – Scot: Glasgow, The Arches  

Feb 6 – UK: Manchester, Albert Halls                                             

Feb 8 - UK: London, Troxy

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

 

CLASSIC ROYAL TRUX ALBUM VETERANS OF DISORDER TO BE REISSUED ON 18/11

Royal Trux | 02/10/13

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Back in play just to celebrate 14 years, 2 months and 12 days since its original release is Royal Trux's penultimate album, Veterans of Disorder.

Coming off the fan-favorite Accelerator LP, it was clearly time to build on expectations, right? Uh...listen, maybe this isn't the band for you. Neil and Jennifer were fans of rock n roll to the finish, sure - but in that, Royal Trux was a dyed-in-the-wool contrarian enterprise, rebels to the core, and everything they endeavored to was viewed from the several angles necessary to call a spade a dupe, etc. And so it was with counterintuitive rose-colored glasses strapped on tight to their work-goggles that Veterans of Disorder was conceived. Accelerator had deployed a unified production concept, with pleasingly mashed-together sonics in an coruscated, ultra-compressed mix. Fine. That was out; New ways of hearing would be necessary this time around. VOD's songs seldom sound as if they're coming from the same session as each other, and the distorto riff-rock that had caused so much intake of breath in '98 was abandoned for a generally cleaner, wider-ranging sound overall.

Which is not to say that Veterans of Disorder lacks a guitarish whip-crack and crunch. The lead-breakdown on "Lunch Money" is supreme, the rockers "Second Skin" and "Waterpark" are directed with assuredly acidic guitars, and the album concludes with seven minutes of deeply focused jamming, as Neil switches tones mid-solo, burning it DOWN several different ways before concluding with threnodial runs of pedal steel.

Even in the dark early days of the band, humour was an essential element to Truxian logic, and perhaps the most enduring qualities of Veterans (after the hard-hitting rock and the songs themselves) are the laughs. Opening with "Waterpark," Royal Trux non-ironically located themselves at play (and loving it) in a symbol of contemporary America's odious heartland. From a band who'd most recently dropped a misshapen and obscure "3 Song EP," this was comedy itself, but the music has the final word, as Jennifer's ode to a day in the sun is matched perfectly by Neil's light-yet-stinging power chords. The call-and-response vocals and percussion breakdowns of "¡Yo Se!" are somewhat pricelessly provocative, as is "Sickazz Dog"'s musique concrète/pop opera romp (in the process divining an entirely different result than the ur-industrial Twin Infinitives). But Jennifer's snake-riding delivery on "Coming Out Party" (including the knee-slappers, "it rhymes with bull-SHIT" and "come back, Dracula, come back!") vs. the serpentine instrumental arrangement is perhaps the album's most overt laff-riot.

Assembled at several studios (including their own home rig) in and around the woods of rural Virginia, Veterans of Disorder unites its divergent approaches under a glossy exterior. This was a band that had fought the major-label wars, and their product, as subversive as it was, was still aiming for the greatest possible impact - an ambition that had no deleterious impact on the music at hand. Instead, Royal Trux revealed themselves once again to be rock satirists supreme, with pure rock and roll that was intent on undermining itself and its audience from within. With less than a year left in their fifteen-year run, Royal Trux were flying at a speed that most bands dream of - and Veterans of Disorder is one of their (many) finest albums. It sees the light of day again on November 18th, 2013 via DominoVeterans Of Disorder will be available on CD (WIGCD68) and vinyl (WIGLP68) and you can pre-order the album HERE.

VETERANS OF DISORDER TRACK LISTING

1. Waterpark

2. Stop

3. The Exception

4. Second Skin

5. Witch’s Tit

6. Lunch Money

7. ¡Yo Se!

8. Sickazz Dog

9. Coming Out Party

10. Blue Is the Frequency

 

ANNA CALVI SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR ‘SING TO ME’

Anna Calvi | 02/10/13

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Anna Calvi has shared an extended album trailer for the track ‘Sing To Me’, taken from her album, One Breath, released on Monday. The video was filmed in Mexico by Emma Nathan; watch it HERE.

 

One Breath – which has already been awarded 4*s in MOJO, Q, Uncut and the Guardian, is a more personal record than its Mercury and Brit-nominated predecessor. The fiery elements of Anna’s debut remain, but One Breath is more instinctive and urgent, revealing a wider spectrum of textures and emotion.

One Breath, with all music and lyrics written by Calvi, will be available on CD (WIGCD284), LP (WIGLP284) and digitally (WIG284D). There will also be a special edition heavyweight gatefold LP (WIGLP284X) with a bonus 7” featuring two exclusive tracks, ‘Endless World’ and ‘1970s Wind’, plus a limited edition print. The first 500 CDs and special edition LPs pre-ordered through Dom Mart will be signed by the artist. Pre-order the album HERE. You can also pre-order the album through iTunes now, with ‘Sing To Me’ as an Instant Grat track, HERE.

 

Anna Calvi recently performed a handful of intimate, sold out shows in London, Milan, Paris and Berlin. The full Paris show is available to watch online through Arte, HERE. Anna will play an album launch show at the Islington Assembly Hall in London next Tuesday October 8th (sold out) and will return to London to play The Troxy on 8th February 2014, with more dates to be announced soon. Full dates are as follows:

 

Oct 8 – UK: London, Islington Assembly Hall – SOLD OUT
Nov 11 – USA: New York, Music Hall of Williamsburg
Nov 16 – USA: Los Angeles, Royce Hall
Nov 17 – USA: San Francisco, The Independent
Nov 26 – France: Lille, Le Grand Mix
Nov 27 – France: Caen, Le Cargo
Nov 28 – France: Angers, La Chabada
Nov 30 – France: Vannes, L'echonova
Dec 1 – France: La Roche sur Yon, Fuzz Y'On
Dec 2 – France: Cognac, Les Anciennes Abbatoirs
Dec 4 – France: Toulouse, Le Bikini
Dec 5 – France: Orléans, L'astrolab
Dec 6 – France: Strasbourg, La Laiterie
Dec 8 – France: Clermont–Ferrand, La Cooperative de Mai
Dec 10 – Spain: Barcelona, La 2 de Apolo
Dec 11 – Spain: Madrid, Teatro Lara
Dec 12 – Spain: Valladolid, Lava
Dec 13 – Spain: San Sebastian, Intxaurrondo
Dec 14 – Spain: Vigo, Sala Del Museo de Arte
Dec 16 – Portugal: Porto, Casa da Musica
Dec 17 – Portugal: Lisbon, Lisbon Aula Magna

Feb 8 - UK: London, Troxy

Feb 15 – France: Paris, Le Trianon

 

BLOOD ORANGE - CUPID DELUXE

Blood Orange | 01/10/13

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Blood Orange – aka Dev Hynes – will release his sophomore album, Cupid Deluxe on November 18th 2013.  The album was produced by Hynes in his adopted hometown of New York City, mixed by Jimmy Douglass, and features amazing guest appearances by David Longstreth (Dirty Projectors), Caroline Polachek (Chairlift), Samantha Urbani (Friends), Clams Casino, Despot, Adam Bainbridge (Kindness), Skepta and many more.  The album will be available for purchase on CD (WIGCD322) and 2xLP vinyl (WIGLP322); click HERE to pre-order the record via iTunes, and HERE to pre-order it via Domino Mart.

Wanna know more about Cupid Deluxe? Click HERE to watch Dev do an in-depth interview with his pal, Karley Slutever, about the album, its influences, its themes, and more!

Gorgeous first single “Chamakay,” recently named Best New Track by Pitchfork, has already been released into the world; if you missed it the first time, click HERE to watch the video, directed by Adam Bainbridge of Kindness and featuring guest vocals by Caroline Polachek of Chairlift.

Cupid Deluxe is the follow up to Hynes’ debut as Blood Orange, 2011’s Coastal Grooves.  Since that album’s release, Hynes has written and produced music for the likes of Solange, Sky Ferreira, MKS, and more.  Cupid Deluxe shows a more expansive aural palate than its predecessor while retaining the pop sensibilities that Hynes has showcased since his days in Test Icicles and Lightspeed Champion.  Simply put, Cupid Deluxe perfectly highlights why Hynes has become one of the most exhilarating and prolific voices creating music right now.

Blood Orange will be playing Pitchfork Music Festival Paris at the end of this month (Oct 31st – Nov 2nd).

Cupid Deluxe tracklisting:

  1. Chamakay                                                           7. Clipped On                                                    
  2. You’re Not Good Enough                             8. Always Let You Down
  3. Uncle Ace                                                            9. On The Line
  4. No Right Thing                                                   10. High Street
  5. It Is What It Is                                                    11. Time Will Tell
  6. Chosen 
 

VILLAGERS RELEASE ‘NOTHING ARRIVED’ ON 11TH NOVEMBER 2013

Villagers | 26/09/13

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Following their second Mercury Music Prize nomination for their second album {Awayland}, Villagers are to release ‘Nothing Arrived’, (a ‘hybrid of melancholy and euphoria’ - Uncut) as a single on 11th November 2013.

The accompanying video, directed by Alden Volney documents a day in the life of lonely office worker Terrence Bliss - whose repetitive existence is momentarily disturbed. Watch it HERE.

Villagers appeared at many festivals this summer including Glastonbury, T in the Park, Latitude, Leeds and Reading, Green Man and also made an appearance at Beck's Song Reader Live at the Barbican alongside Jarvis Cocker and Franz Ferdinand. The band’s performance of ‘Nothing Arrived’ at Glastonbury can be viewed HERE.

Villagers will be touring throughout Europe in November/December with a London show at Heaven on the 7th Nov.   UK dates are as follows:

03 Nov LIVERPOOL East Village Arts Club

05 Nov EDINBURGH Queens Hall

06 Nov HEBDEN BRIDGE Trades Club

07 Nov LONDON Heaven

09 Nov EXETER Phoenix

10 Nov OXFORD Academy

11 Nov BATH Komedia

12 Nov NORWICH Waterfront 

 

{Awayland} was recorded at Attica Audio in Co. Donegal by Conor J. O’Brien and fellow Villager Thomas McLaughlin, and is the follow-up to the band’s Mercury Award-nominated and Ivor Novello-winning debut, Becoming a Jackal. 

 

JON HOPKINS SHARES VIDEO FOR ‘BREATHE THIS AIR FEAT. PURITY RING’

Jon Hopkins | 25/09/13

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Jon Hopkins has shared a stunning new video for his single ‘Breathe This Air feat. Purity Ring’, which is released this week. The video was directed by Anthony Dickenson, who said the following:

I was interested in those times when you think you're totally alone in your thoughts and something unexpectedly disrupts that, snapping you out. The characters in the film have very different stories but I wanted to create distinct parallels, bringing them closer and closer until they actually intersect in a single defining moment.

The single version of ‘Breathe This Air’ features Purity Ring’s Megan James, whose vocals transform the track into a vast and shimmering expanse, bringing waves of beautiful melancholy to the original's dark and dusty techno. ‘Breathe This Air’ is the second single taken from the universally acclaimed Immunity, which was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize last week.

 


A limited edition 12” vinyl of Breathe This Air feat. Purity Ring b/w Jon Hopkins’ remix of Purity Ring’s ‘Amenamy’ (JHPR-001T) is on sale now through Dom Mart, HERE.

The tracklisting is as follows:

Jon Hopkins feat. Purity Ring ‘Breathe This Air’

Purity Ring – ‘Amenamy’ (Jon Hopkins Remix)

Following a sold out performance at KOKO which received 4* reviews in The Guardian and The Times, Jon Hopkins’ next London show on 22nd February has been upgraded to The Forum in Kentish Town. Tickets are available here.

 

Jon Hopkins will be touring as follows, with UK dates in bold:

 

24th September - Manchester, UK @ Gorilla (with support from Lone)

27th September - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Leisure System

28th September - Brussels, Belgium @ Bozar (with Moderat)

5th October - Bologna, Italy @ Robot Festival

12th October - Bristol, UK @ Simple Things Festival

23rd October - Graz, Austria @ Elevate Festival

25th October - Bergen, Norway @ Ekko Festival

26th October - Munich, Germany @ Münchner Kammerspiele

2nd November - Reykjavik, Iceland  @ Iceland Airwaves Festival

8th November - Turin, Italy @ Club To Club Festival

15th November - Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall

16th November - Brooklyn, NY @ Verboten

18th November - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

21st November - Toronto, ONT @ The Hoxton

23rd November - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

25th November - Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club

26th November - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

27th November - Portland, OR @ Rotture

29th November - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

30th November - Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex

7th December - Perth, Australia @ The Bakery

12th December - Melbourne, Australia @ The HiFi

13th December - Victoria, Australia @ Meredith Festival

14th December - Sydney, Australia @ Oxford Art Factory

22nd February - London, UK @ The Forum

 

GRANT HART LIVE DATES ANNOUNCED

Grant Hart | 24/09/13

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Having originally brought his new album The Argument to the UK with a full backing band earlier this year, Grant Hart is now returning to perform tracks - both new and old – in a solo, electric show during October and November this year. Full dates can be found below.

The Argument, which is inspired by both John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost and an unpublished manuscript by William S. Burroughs entitled Lost Paradise, includes recent track ‘Is the Sky the Limit?’ and ‘(It was a) Most Disturbing Dream’ can now be streamed below.

Grant Hart will be playing the following shows:

21/10 - Edinburgh Sneaky Pete's   (TICKETS)

23/10 - Glasgow Broadcast    (TICKETS)

24/10 - Hebden Bridge Trades Club, Yorkshire (TICKETS)

27/10 - York Fibbers   (TICKETS)

29/10 - Brighton The Hope (TICKETS)

30/10 - Cardiff Moon Club (TICKETS)

31/10 - London The Miller (TICKETS)

1/11 - Bristol Exchange (TICKETS)

3/11 - Cambridge Portland Arms (TICKETS)

 

FRIENDS OF DOMINO – WE NEED YOU!

17/09/13

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Domino is running the Royal Parks half marathon in aid of charity and Domino needs you.

On Sunday October 6th Team Domino will be clocking up the 13.1 miles in order to raise funds for two fantastic charities; Shelter from the Storm and MIND, the mental health charity. Fifteen of us are taking up the challenge and we hope you’ll all get behind us either by cheering us on or better still, making a small donation. We may look a motley crew but we got the moves.

So, friends, we kindly ask that you click here where you can make your donation; no sum is too small and certainly no sum is too large and all are gratefully received.

If you are able to make donation please be sure to leave us a message and be sure to quote GO TEAM DOMINO as this will see you entered into a prize draw for a super duper Domino swag bag. Let us tell you; they are well heavy. We have five up for grabs.

Here's a little more about the charities but visit their websites to find out more about their awesome work. 

Shelter from the Storm : London’s only free homeless shelter providing hot meals and a warm bed to 18 men and 18 women a night, 365 days a year. They are not affiliated with any other organisation and the whole operation is staffed by volunteers. They receive no government funding and are utterly dependent on the generosity of the community.

MIND : Every week in the UK over 100 people take their own lives and more than 100,000 will have a hospital admission for mental health problems. Their aim is to provide advice and support and to empower anyone experiencing a mental health crisis. They tirelessly campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding and equality.

 

SEBADOH SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘I WILL'

Sebadoh | 17/09/13

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Defend Yourself’, the new album from Sebadoh, the longtime project of Lou Barlow, Jason Loewenstein, and Bob D'Amico is out today on Domino. Current single and album opener ‘I Will’ has also been released and to coincide with this they’ve launched the accompanying video and you can watch it HERE.

Complete with scrawled lyrics, home comforts and the odd cat or two, it captures the lo-fi, DIY ethic that Sebadoh are known and loved for.

 

For more all-out grunge, the video for ‘All Kinds’ is also being played at Islington’s O2 Academy on September 19th ahead of Nirvana’s 1992 Reading performance as part of the Rooftop Film Club’s Cine Gigs series. Tickets can be purchased HERE

 

Sebadoh will also be playing two UK shows in Manchester and London (dates below). Defend Yourself will be available on LP (WIGLP319), Deluxe LP (WIGLP319X)CD (WIGCD319) and digitally (WIG319D).

 

The deluxe edition comes with a two-track 7” featuring two bonus tracks ‘No Wound’ and ‘Imminent Emergency’.

UK Dates (Tickets)

October 15th: MANCHESTER, Academy 3

October 16th: LONDON, Scala

 

STEVE MASON ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF A NEW SINGLE, FIRE! NOVEMBER 4TH 2013

Steve Mason | 17/09/13

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BLOOD ORANGE REVEALS VIDEO FOR NEW SONG “CHAMAKAY”

Blood Orange | 12/09/13

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Today Blood Orange – aka Devonté Hynes - has revealed the video for his new song “Chamakay”. The video for the track, which features vocals by Caroline Polachek of Chairlift, was directed by Adam Bainbridge and filmed on Hynes’ trip to Guyana, where he met his 92-year old grandfather for the first time. Click HERE to watch the video. The song is also available for sale on iTunes NOW.

Hynes on the making of the video for “Chamakay”:

"I decided to visit Georgetown, Guyana for the first time, the town where my mother is from. She, herself has not been back for 30 years, 3 years before I was born. I tracked down family members, including my 92 year old grandfather, who I had never met before. In this video you will see our first ever meeting.  The wonderful female vocals on this track are performed by Caroline Polachek from the band Chairlift. Special thanks to Yulandi, Tyrese Gomes, Samantha Urbani, The Crandons & Adam Bainbridge.”

“Chamakay” is the first taste of Blood Orange’s new album, Cupid Deluxe, which will be released later this year – details to be announced soon.

 

ARCTIC MONKEYS, JON HOPKINS & VILLAGERS NOMINATED FOR THE 2013 MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE

11/09/13

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Domino is thrilled to announce that three of our releases have been nominated for the 2013 Mercury Music Prize. Amongst the twelve albums shortlisted for this year’s prize are Arctic Monkeys ‘AM’, Jon Hopkins ‘Immunity’ and Villagers ‘{Awayland}. The Mercury Music Prize will take place on Wednesday 30th October at the Roundhouse in London.

 

ARCTIC MONKEYS

Arctic Monkeys’ fifth album, AM, was released this week to exceptional reviews and is on course to be the band’s fifth number one album. AM, the band’s third album to be nominated for the prize, features guest appearances from Josh Homme, Pete Thomas and Bill Ryder-Jones. The band headlined Glastonbury for the second time this summer, played the Roundhouse in London on the day of album release and will be performing an arena tour this autumn with two shows at London’s Earl’s Court on October 25th and 26th.

“We are delighted and hugely flattered to be nominated for such a prestigious award in the same week we celebrate the release of our new album”Arctic Monkeys

Watch the video for ‘Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?’, HERE.

 

‘AM is absolutely and unarguably the most incredible album of their career’ NME 10/10

 

  

JON HOPKINS

Despite only having been released in June, Jon Hopkins' Immunity is already widely regarded as a landmark moment in modern British electronic music. Immunity is a powerful, multi-faceted beast which peaks with Collider, a huge, apocalyptic, techno monster and dissolves with the quiet, heartbreakingly beautiful closer, Immunity - a track featuring vocals from King Creosote, whose collaboration with Hopkins earned them a nomination for the Mercury Music Prize two years ago. Following a summer of festival appearances and tour dates with Pet Shop Boys and Purity Ring, Jon Hopkins will play further UK dates this autumn with a sold out show at KOKO in London on Sep 21st and a newly added date at the Oval Space in London on February 22nd.

"I am a bit stunned to have been nominated this year. For an album of not exactly hummable electronic music to get such an accolade is amazing and a total surprise." – Jon Hopkins

 

Watch the video for Open Eye Signal, HERE.

 

‘with new album Immunity, he may just have made the dance record of the decade’ – DJ Mag – 9/10

 

 VILLAGERS

A sense of curiosity and wonder shoots through the layers of Villagers second album {Awayland} like radiant lightning. It provides illumination and starkness, a clash palpable on a song like Earthly Pleasure, with its furious percussion and splintered-sounding guitars, or Grateful Song which begins delicately, tentatively, before building up to a release of howls. {Awayland} was produced by Conor J. O’Brien and Villagers’ guitarist Tommy McLaughlin at Attica Audio, Co Donegal and is the follow up to the acclaimed debut Becoming a Jackal which was also Mercury nominated and awarded a prestigious Ivor Novello. The album received great praise on its release including the two page lead review in MOJO. Following a summer of festivals including appearances at Glastonbury, Latitude, Reading, Leeds and Green Man, Villagers will be touring the UK this November with a show at Heaven in London on November 7th.

We are surprised and honoured to be nominated for the Mercury Prize with {Awayland}; it warms the cockles no end.’Conor O’ Brien

Watch the video for Nothing Arrived, HERE.

 

‘a masterpiece’The Sunday Times 

 

WATCH JULIA HOLTER 'THIS IS A TRUE HEART' VIDEO

Julia Holter | 10/09/13

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Los Angeles based artist Julia Holter today shares the official video for ‘This Is A True Heart’, the next single to be taken from new album Loud City Song and available from 18th November. Released last month to enormous critical acclaim, Loud City Song is Holter’s most daring work to date and ‘This is a True Heart’ is its perfect pop moment.  

Directed by fellow LA resident Eugene Kotlayrenko and shot in the city’s desolate port district and retro-futurist Bonaventure hotel, the Ballard-ian, spy-thriller homage video for ‘This Is A True Heart’ explores themes of loyalty, conviction and passion suggested by the song’s title – Holter starring as a conflicted “hacktivist” torn between personal ties and professional duty.

Following her sold out show at Cecil Sharp House, Julia Holter will be playing at Village Underground in London on November 11th as well as the following UK and Irish dates:

Nov 11th: Village Underground, London

Nov 12th: Komedia, Brighton

Nov 13th: Deaf Institute, Manchester

Nov 14th: Howard Assembly Hall, Leeds

Nov 15th: Leaf, Liverpool

Nov 16th: The Cube, Bristol

Nov 17th: Dublin Unitarian Church, Dublin

Nov 19th: Whelans, Dublin

Nov 20th: CCA, Glasgow

 

 

DUCKTAILS ANNOUNCE NEW EP, WISH HOTEL

Ducktails | 10/09/13

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DucktailsWish Hotel consists of five songs recorded by Matt Mondanile at home in Ridgewood, New Jersey. All instrumentation was recorded by Mondanile and mixed by Al Carlson. This EP finds Mondanile returning back to the blown out guitar and synthesizer work of his past releases. Listen to ‘Honey Tiger Eyes’ HERE.

Wish Hotel follows the January 2013 release of The Flower Lane, Ducktails’ first long player for Domino. The Flower Lane took a tangential turn away from solo home-recording of past releases towards the more collaborative environment of the studio. Ducktails' Matt Mondanile (who also plays in Real Estate) roped in close friends and colleagues to make something more adventurous yet easy-going. The ten songs on The Flower Lane moved across a range of expressive pop songs that are bright and expansive, but venture even further with forays into saxophone leads, synth lines and piano accompaniment that would have been at home on the early records of sophisticated guitar pop icons such as Aztec Camera and Prefab Sprout.

The EP is available for pre-order now as a limited edition translucent white 12" (only 100 available! / standard edition to follow later) and digitally on iTunes; all pre-orders come with an instant grat of the song "Honey Tiger Eyes".

Limited Edition LP
iTunes

Tracklisting:
01 - Tie-Dye
02 - Honey Tiger Eyes
03 - Wish Hotel
04 - Jazz
05 - Naïve Music

 

FRANZ FERDINAND'S EVIL EYE PLUS UK TOUR

Franz Ferdinand | 09/09/13

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Franz Ferdinand release a new single, Evil Eye, on Monday the 28th of October 2013

Evil Eye was co-produced by Alex from Franz Ferdinand & Todd Terje and recorded  in Scotland, London and Oslo .

The single is available as a one-track download and is accompanied by a video very much inspired the ‘horror theme’ of the song title, or in Alex’s words – “The video is a gruesome blood orgy eye stab death romp wide-oh creep necro fest, play this on the telly if you dare you fuckers.”

Directed by acclaimed U.S. film-maker Diane Martel (www.dianemartel.me), who said – “This is a creepy nasty video for my dear friends and my favourite band. I’m proud to be part of this brilliant album’s visuals!”

 

Additionally, having just played two low-key shows at Glasgow’s QMU and The Electric in Brixton, London, Franz Ferdinand have announced details of a U.K. tour in 2014.

The list of dates is as follows:

MARCH

14th                              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 from 9am on Friday 13th September 2013 via www.ticketweb.co.uk. www.seetickets.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk

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

 

THE PASTELS ‘SUMMER RAIN’ CASSETTE FOR CASSETTE STORE DAY

The Pastels | 06/09/13

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We're really pleased to announce The Pastels participation in the inaugural Cassette Store Day, this Saturday, 7 September.  They've compiled a unique C60 cassette of some of their favourite Pastels music, and it's called Summer Rain after the track of the same name taken from current album Slow Summits.  The band are also due to play London’s Scala on November 8th and are thrilled to announce that Lightships have been added to the bill alongside Bill-Ryder Jones.

Here are some words from the group...

'When we started our group all those years ago, cassettes, like fanzines, were an immediate, easier way into things for us, and many others.  It was the perfect, accessible, outsider medium. We of course got lucky and Whaam!, Rough Trade and slightly later, Creation liked our music and wanted to release Pastels records.  But how did they first hear us?  On cassette of course. 

 

For Cassette Store Day we've tried to be faithful to the art form by compiling a speedy mix / comp in the way that you would for someone you wanted to turn onto a group that you like.  It's a Pastels comp, so Summer Rain is a C60 (with download card) of some of our favourite music we've made for Domino, starting around 1995 with Mobile Safari and ending with songs from the Slow Summits sessions.  The artwork is by Annabel Wright.'

 

Listen to ‘Summer Rain’.

Summer Rain is available this Saturday in participating Cassette Store Day shops and from next week via Domino Mart.

Summer Rain Tracklisting

Side one: Illuminum Song / Check My Instrumental / Summer Rain / Boats / Wilderness Theme / Everybody Is A Star / Frozen Wave / Mechanised

Side two: Worlds Of Possibility / Rough Riders / On The Way / Classic Lineup / Yoga / Flightpaths To Each Other / Love, It's Getting Better / Check My Heart

The Pastels will play the following UK date:

November 8th: LONDON, Scala (with Bill Ryder-Jones & Lightships) TICKETS

 

ANNA CALVI SHARES VIDEO FOR ‘ELIZA’

Anna Calvi | 30/08/13

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Anna Calvi has shared a breathtaking new video for her forthcoming single, Eliza, directed by Emma Nathan. 

Eliza will be released as the first single from Anna Calvi’s new album, One Breath, on 7th October 2013. Striking a delicate balance between optimism and despair, the soaring Eliza is about "seeing a strong and beautiful woman who reminds you of a part of yourself that has got lost somehow, and striving to become that person again” - Anna Calvi.

Eliza will be backed with a new track, A Kiss To Your Twin, and available as a two track digital bundle (RUG553D) from 7th October and also on 7” (RUG553) from 30th September. Pre-order the 7” through Dom Mart HERE

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

One Breath, with all music and lyrics written by Calvi, will be available on CD (WIGCD284), LP (WIGLP284) and digitally (WIG284D). There will also be a special edition heavyweight gatefold LP (WIGLP284X) with a bonus 7” featuring two exclusive tracks, ‘Endless World’ and ‘1970s Wind’, plus a limited edition print. The first 500 CDs and special edition LPs pre-ordered through Dom Mart will be signed by the artist. Pre-order the album HERE. You can also pre-order the album through iTunes now, with ‘Sing To Me’ as an Instant Grat track, HERE.

Anna Calvi will be performing her new album in a handful of intimate venues in London, Milan, Paris and Berlin this September. The London show (which is now sold out) will take place at Wilton’s Music Hall on September 12th. She will then be performing across Europe and the US until the end of the year, with an album launch show at the Islington Assembly Hall in London on October 8th (also sold out).  She will return to London to play The Troxy on 8th February 2014.  Full dates are as follows:

Sept 12 – UK: London, Wiltons Music Hall - SOLD OUT

Oct 8 – UK: London, Islington Assembly Hall – SOLD OUT

Feb 8 - UK: London, Troxy

Watch the album trailer HERE.

 

CASS MCCOMBS 'BIG WHEEL AND OTHERS'; LISTEN TO 'THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE'

Cass McCombs | 21/08/13

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Domino is proud to present the new album from Cass McCombs - 'Big Wheel and Others' - which will be released on Monday the 14th of October. The new double LP follows the landmark albums Dropping The Writ, Catacombs, Wit's End and Humor Risk among other releases and is further proof of McCombs’ status as one of his generation’s most visionary, defiant and inspirational songwriters - as uncompromising, radical and genuinely counter-cultural as any other artist working today.

Listen to 'There Can Be Only One' below:

McCombs’s most ambitious and stylistically diverse release to date, 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.

The depth of imagination and skill of execution on show throughout 'Big Wheel' is breathtaking, McCombs showing once again that he is a uniquely masterful manipulator of traditional forms - a writer capable of making the most care-worn musical conventions feel subversive and new by virtue of his sheer spirit and perspective. Songs such as 'Aeon of Aquarius Blues', the yearningly romantic 'Angel Blood' and lead single 'There Can Be Only One' reaffirm Cass's intimate relationship with the acoustic guitar as an eloquent and expressive instrument, while the likes of 'Big Wheel' and 'Satan Is My Toy' are two of the leanest, most visceral songs in McCombs's catalogue to date. Conversely, 'The Burning Of The Temple' and 'Joe Murder' are brittle and forlorn, haunted by melancholic jazz motifs and bursts of unsettling avant-garde noise. Elsewhere, 9-minute album centrepiece 'Everything Has To Be Just So' encapsulates Cass's ability to inbue wry and often confrontational social commentary with an overarching and generous humanity, as the song opens up from rattlesnake tavern blues into a naked emotive lament with deft sleight of hand.

Brimming with evocative storytelling, discerning introspection and heart-rending melody, 'Big Wheel And Others' is a bold new chapter in the fascinating Cass McCombs legend.

‘Big Wheel and Others’ will be available on double CD (WIGCD305), standard and limited edition 2xLP (WIGLP305) and digital (WIG305D). The limited edition 2xLP (WIGLP305X - limited to 500) features special packaging, an alternate album cover, and an exclusive 7" containing unreleased tracks. The double CD and limited edition 2xLP are available exclusively now for pre-order through the Domino Mart; all orders receive “There Can Be Only One” as an instant grat MP3 download. 

The Limited Edition Double LP is a limited edition of 500 and exclusive to the Domino Mart and features a vinyl jacket offset printed on Kraft Duplex paper stock by Stumptown Printers that includes:
- an alternate album cover
- an exclusive 7" containing unreleased tracks 
- an exclusive 8pg booklet featuring illustrations by Albert Herter and album lyrics
- includes MP3 download card 

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Tour dates
30 August Salisbury, UK - End of the Road Festival [BUY TICKETS]
02 September Manchester, UK - Castle Hotel [BUY TICKETS]

Big Wheel and Others tracklisting
Disc 1
01. Sean I
02. Big Wheel
03. Angel Blood
04. Morning Star
05. The Burning Of The Temple, 2012
06. Brighter!
07. There Can Be Only One
08. Name Written in Water
09. Joe Murder
10. Everything Has To Be Just-So 

Disc 2
01. It Means A Lot To Know You Care
02. Dealing
03. Sooner Cheat Death Than Fool Love
04. Satan Is My Toy
05. Sean II
06. Home On The Range
07. Brighter! (Featuring Karen Black)
08. Untitled Spain Song
09. Sean III
10. Honesty Is No Excuse
11. Aeon Of Aquarius Blues
12. Unearthed 

Cass McCombs photo by Pony Cassells.

 

MATTHEW E. WHITE ANNOUNCES BIG INNER: OUTER FACE EDITION

Matthew E. White | 21/08/13

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Matthew E. White has today announced the forthcoming release of Big Inner: Outer Face Edition, a specially expanded version of his highly celebrated debut album from earlier this year. Set for release by Domino on October 21st, Big Inner: Outer Face Edition supplements the immaculate seven tracks of the original with a brand new five song EP. Sharing the community ethos of Big Inner and once again recorded in White’s beloved base of Richmond, Virginia, the songs of Big Inner: Outer Face Edition give further insight into White’s uniquely focused vision – both a continuation of the spirit and sensibility that bore Big Inner and a starkly ambitious departure from it sonically.

For White, Big Inner was an experiment that summoned an ideal, a community of musicians, and a tape machine around seven songs, dusting off all the old roadside markers of rock 'n' roll. Thirty people gathered under the banner of Spacebomb — Matthew E. White's studio, record label, and brain trust — to form a house band, horn section, string section, and choir. Led by White as an accomplished arranger, guitarist, and fledgling vocalist, this family created, in an attic in Richmond, a debut album born fully-formed as a classic. White travelled with it, his unstoppable 6-piece band not-just-performing-but-reforming the songs of Big Inner for audiences and for themselves. It was against this backdrop of discovery and revelation that the idea for Outer Face began to take shape.

Reuniting with old friend and co-writer Andy C. Jenkins in a lake house on the Virginia border, White set about writing for four days straight, polishing the idea for Outer Face into its truest and best form. Back home in Richmond, White set certain recording limitations for himself, both to stretch his arranging powers and to give the EP its own voice: no guitar (his instrument), no horns (his wheelhouse) and no piano (his writing device). White stripped it down to the basics, to the house band's percussion and bass (Pinson Chanselle and Cameron Ralston) and kept a few luxuries, the strings (arranged and conducted by co-producer Trey Pollard) and the choir, all tightly arranged behind his gentle and persistent voice. He furthered the record’s soulful minimalism with explorations in tape manipulation, a bit of editing à la Teo Macero, and dub-inspired effects. These techniques populate their own planet on the EP, giving it a different gravitational pull than Big Inner. You're floating in Outer Face.

Through a series of decisions, guided by restraint and indulgence, White expanded the process that created Big Inner, and began to find its first descendant, Outer Facea record that White describes as “a monument to love, to non-love, to the confusion of feelings, to the last half century of recorded music, to dub, to minimalism, to pure orchestration, to the human voice, to birds in the sky, to home.


Listen to Hot Hot Hot:

Big Inner: Outer Face Edition will be made available as 2xCD (WIGCD307X), digital bundle (WIG307D1) and standalone Outer Face 12” (RUG552T) from October 21st 2013. Pre-order Big Inner: Outer Face Edition here and the Outer Face 12” here.

Big Inner: Outer Face Edition tracklisting:

Big Inner:

 

  1. One Of These Days
  2. Big Love
  3. Will You Love Me
  4. Gone Away
  5. Steady Pace
  6. Hot Toddies
  7. Brazos

Outer Face:

  1. Eyes Like The Rest
  2. Signature Move
  3. Human Style
  4. In The Valley
  5. Hot Hot Hot 
 
 
Outer Face Trailer: 
 
 

QUASI ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE ‘SEE YOU ON MARS’ – RELEASED ON SEPTEMBER 30TH

Quasi | 16/08/13

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Twenty years into their  career as Quasi, Sam Coomes and Janet Weis have announced that ‘See You On Mars’ will be the first official single to be taken from their new album Mole City. ‘See You On Mars’ will be released on September 30th.

Listen to ‘See You On Mars’ HERE

Combining old-time pianos and fuzz-laden vocals, ‘See You On Mars’ showcases Quasi’s desire to steer well clear of musical boundaries, never pigeon-holing themselves or their music. A driving, catchy and melodic track, ‘See You On Mars’ is pure rock’n’roll.

“Rock & Roll may be on its last legs on Earth, but its taking off on Mars.  Meanwhile, people are still seriously rocking in the forgotten corners of Earth, in secret.” – Sam Coomes.

All pre-orders come with a copy of Quasi’s ‘Covers’ EP. Mole City will be available on CD, LP and digitally. Pre-order HERE

Below are the tour dates, and you can find the ticket links HERE

05/12/13: The Fleece - Bristol (UK)
06/12/13: Brudenell Social Club - Leeds (UK)
07/12/13: Broadcast - Glasgow (UK)
08/12/13: Deaf Institute - Manchester (UK)
09/12/13: Hare & Hounds - Birmingham (UK)
10/12/13: Colchester Arts Centre - Colchester (UK)
11/12/13: Shepherds Bush Empire - London (UK)
12/12/13: Norwich Arts Centre - Norwich (UK)
13/12/13: Cargo - London (UK)
14/12/13: The Haunt - Brighton (UK)

 

NIGHT MOVES SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘COLORED EMOTIONS’ SINGLE OUT OCTOBER 7TH

Night Moves | 14/08/13

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Streamed earlier this year to mark the release of their debut album, Night Moves have now announced an official single release date for ‘Colored Emotions’. Set for release on October 7th, the track perfectly captures that almost indescribable, other-worldly air that descends during the hazy summer evenings.

Watch the equally surreal video for ‘Colored Emotions’ HERE.

With inspiration ranging from Pink Floyd and Todd Rundgren to Curtis Mayfield and Neil Young, Night Moves’ debut album blends both psychedelia and Americana, with modest bursts of soul and pop.


The core members of Night Moves, guitarist/lead vocalist John Pelant, bassist Micky Alfano and multi-instrumentalist Mark Ritsema, grew up together in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota and spent their younger years rotating in and out of one another's musical orbits. After a couple of promising false starts, the trio re-coalesced in 2009 in earnest as Night Moves and began recording.

 

Colored Emotions is available digitally (WIG296D), on CD (WIGCD296) and on vinyl (WIGLP296) now HERE

 

GEORGE FITZGERALD SIGNS TO DOUBLE SIX. NEW SINGLE ‘I CAN TELL (BY THE WAY YOU MOVE)’ AVAILABLE THROUGH BEATPORT NOW!

13/08/13

Image: George Fitzgerald

More info on Double Six.

 

JOHN CALE RELEASES ALL SUMMER LONG AS STANDALONE SINGLE ON 5TH AUGUST 2013

John Cale | 09/08/13

Image: J Cale All Summer

More info over at Double Six.

 

WHY'D YOU ONLY CALL ME WHEN YOU'RE HIGH?

Arctic Monkeys | 09/08/13

Image: AM Yellow

Arctic Monkeys have released their new single ‘Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?

Watch the Nabil directed video HERE.

Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?’ is available digitally (RUG547D) and as a limited CD single (RUG547CD) via the high street, Dom Mart and AM store now.  A 7” (RUG547) of the single will be released on the 2nd of September with an exclusive b-side, new track ‘Stop The World I Wanna Get Off With You’.  The 7” will be available for pre-order soon.


Arctic Monkeys
’ new album AM will be released on Monday the 9th of September.  Pre-order the album via Dom Mart and iTunes.

The band’s forthcoming UK tour dates are as follows.  All shows are now sold out:

Tuesday           22nd October       Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

Wednesday      23rd October        Manchester Arena

Friday/Sat        25th/26th Oct        London Earls Court

Monday           28th October        Liverpool Echo Arena

Tuesday           29th October        Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

Thursday         31st October        Birmingham LG Arena

Friday              1st   November     Glasgow Hydro

Saturday          2nd  November     Sheffield Motorpoint Arena

Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?

 

JON HOPKINS ‘BREATHE THIS AIR’ FEAT. PURITY RING

Jon Hopkins | 08/08/13

Image: JH Breathe This Air

A new version of Breathe This Air featuring vocals from Purity Ring’s Megan James, will be the second single taken from Jon Hopkins’ universally acclaimed Immunity album, already being touted as one of the records of the year. Megan's vocals transform the track into a vast and shimmering expanse, bringing waves of beautiful melancholy to the original's dark and dusty techno. The track will be available digitally (RUG548) from 23rd September 2013. Listen to the track HERE.

Purity Ring and Hopkins have had a mutual admiration and enduring creative relationship following Hopkins’ mix of Purity Ring's ‘Saltkin’ and recent remix of ‘Amenamy,’ both taken from their album, Shrines. Both artists will also perform two shows together in Los Angeles this summer. In the UK Jon Hopkins will be playing Green Man, Leeds Festival and Bestival, with a headline date at KOKO in London on September 21st. Full tour dates are listed below, with UK dates in bold.

Immunity is a confident, dramatic, and multi-faceted record defined by an acute sense of physicality and place. It feels like the hypnotic accompaniment to a journey of creativity - a trip inside Hopkins' mind, using analogue synthesis alongside manipulations of physical, real-world sounds to make dance music that feels as natural as possible.

Tour Dates: 

Fri. Aug. 16 - Berlin, DE @ Berghain

Sat. Aug. 17 - Wales, UK @ Green Man Festival

Fri. Aug. 23 - Katowice, PL @ Nowa Musyka

Sat Aug 24 - Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival

Tue. Aug. 27 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre w/ Purity Ring

Wed. Aug. 28 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre w/ Purity Ring

Fri. Aug. 30 - Colonia Condesa, MX @ Hotel Marbella Rooftop

Sat. Aug. 31 - New York, NY @ MOMA PS1 Warmup w/ Cajmere, Liars, Lil Silva, IO Echo, Miles

Sat. Aug. 31 - Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo

Sun. Sep. 1 - Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont @ Société Des Arts Technologies w/ Moderat

Fri. Sep. 6 - Isle of Wight, UK @ Bestival

Fri Sep. 13 - Rovinj, HR @ Unknown Festival

Sat. Sep. 14 - Bozen, IT @ Transart Festival

Wed. Sep. 18 - Toulouse, FR @ La Dynamo

Thu. Sep. 19 - Nimes, FR @ Marsatac Festival

Fri. Sep. 20 - Nantes, FR @ Scopitone

Sat. Sep. 21 - London, UK @ KOKO

Tue. Sep. 24 - Manchester, UK @ Gorilla

Fri. Sep. 27 - Amsterdam, NL @ Leisure System

Sat. Sep. 28 - Brussels, BE @ Bozar Electronic Arts Festival

Sat Oct. 5 - Bologna IT @ Robot festival

Sat Oct. 12 - Bristol, UK @Simple Things 

Wed. Oct. 23 - Graz, AU @ Elevate Festival

Fri. Oct. 25 - Bergen, NO @ Ekko Festival

Thu. Oct. 26 - Munich, DE @ Ritournelle

Sat Nov. 2 - Reykjavik IS @ Icelandic Airwaves Festival

Fri Nov. 8 - Turin, IT Club to Club festival

 

JULIA HOLTER SHARES MAXIM'S 1 STREAM WITH RICK BAHTO SHOT FILMIC PHOTO DIARY

Julia Holter | 07/08/13

Image: Julia Holter RB

 

Julia Holter is set to release Loud City Song, her first studio album for Domino on August 19th 2013. Streaming today, ‘Maxim’s I’ is the third glimpse of this record to be shared by the Los Angeles-based artist – following Loud City Song’s spectral, stark opening track ‘World’ and the gracefully euphoric lead single ‘In The Green Wild’.

’Maxim's I’ is one half of a pair that forms the centerpiece of the album that revolves around the search for truth and love amidst a culture that can be alienating in its superficiality. The song is named after the storied Maxim’s restaurant in Paris prominently featured in the musical Gigi, which served as an inspiration for the themes and settings of Loud City Song.

Suspended between dream and nightmare, ‘Maxim’s I’ sees Holter recreate a key scene from the musical in which Gigi enters the bustling Maxim’s only to be greeted with complete silence as the restaurant’s patrons gaze at her judgmentally: “They’re all looking at her voyeuristically and gossiping about her,” explains Holter on the way the scene inspired her to draw parallels with the modern social mores of her native LA. “It intrigued me on a lot of levels – that social atmosphere, the elaborate costumes, and the theatrical movement."

Holter wanted to present ‘Maxim's I’, the heart of the record, alongside Rick Bahto's behind-the-scenes photographs of the making of it, with all of its participants shown hard at work--the musicians, producer, engineer, and everyone else who contributed to it. So Bahto (also responsible for the record’s cover art) created a filmic "photo gallery" to the sound of the song, which can be watched HERE

 

 

 

Loud City Song is the new studio recording by Los Angeles based artist Julia Holter, set for release by Domino on August 20th 2013 (August 19th in the rest of the world). The album is Holter’s third full length release in as many years – following 2011’s groundbreaking debut Tragedy and last year’s follow-up, the critically-lauded Ekstasis.

Recorded in Los Angeles by Holter and co-producer Cole Marsden Greif Neill with an ensemble of talented players, the album is Holter’s most assured and ambitious collection to date and another brilliantly unpredictable step on the young artist’s journey.

Watch Julia perform at Pitchfork Music Festival HERE

Loud City Song will be available on CD (WIGCD306), LP (WIGLP306) and digitally (WIG306D) and is available to pre-order from Domino now. Pre-order customers will receive an instant download of ‘In The Green Wild.’

Julia Holter will be playing the following dates (UK dates in bold):

AUGUST

Aug 8th: Haldern Pop, Haldern-Rees, Germany

Aug 9th: Kampnagel Summerfest, Hamburg, Germany

Aug 16th: Green Man Festival, Brecon (Tickets)

Aug 17th: Beacons Festival, Skipton (Tickets)

Aug 20th: Cecil Sharp House, London (Tickets)

 

SEPTEMBER

Sept 11th: Los Angeles, CA - First Unitarian Church *
Sept 12th: San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall *
Sept 14th: Portland, OR - Holocene *
Sept 15th: Seattle, WA - Barboza *
Sept 16th: Vancouver, British Columbia - Biltmore Cabaret *
Sept 20th: Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center *
Sept 21st: Chicago, IL - Schubas *
Sept 22nd: Columbus, OH - Kobo *
Sept 24th: Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg *
Sept 26th: Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel *

 

NOVEMBER

Nov 12th: Komedia, Brighton

Nov 13th: Deaf Institute, Manchester

Nov 14th: Howard Assembly Hall, Leeds

Nov 15th: Leaf, Liverpool

Nov 16th: The Cube, Bristol

Nov 17th: Dublin Unitarian Church, Dublin

Nov 19th: Whelans, Dublin

Nov 20th: CCA., Glasgow

* w/ Nedelle Torissi

 

DUCKTAILS SINGLE ANNOUNCEMENT AND UK TOUR UPDATE

Ducktails | 06/08/13

Image: Ducktails

Ducktails are to release ‘Under Cover’ as the second single from their recent album, The Flower Lane, on 23rd September 2013.

Directed by Charles Poekel, the plot for the accompanying video was written by Matt Mondanile and filmed in his home town of Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA, in an abandoned house that will soon be torn down. Matt has filmed two other music videos in the house because of his love for its unique design. Watch the video HERE.

Ducktails will be playing four dates in the UK next month including a show at the Borderline in London on August 22nd. Full dates are as follows:

08/22 London, UK - The Borderline (tickets)

08/23 Machester, UK - Soup Kitchen (tickets)

08/24 Bristol, UK - Louisiana (tickets)

08/25 Brighton, UK - The Hope (tickets)

 

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE'S 'MONKEY RICHES'

Animal Collective | 05/08/13

Image: Animal Collective

Today, Animal Collective has debuted their latest video for “Monkey Riches,” via The Creators Project. “Monkey Riches” is the latest single from their 2012 experimental opus, Centipede Hz. Directed by Jack Kubizne, who previously directed the band’s video for “Brother Sport,” the video can be seen HERE and an interview with the director can be read on The Creators Project website.

The band is also pleased to announce the rescheduled dates for their postponed July shows for this winter. In addition to these rescheduled dates, Animal Collective has added an additional Washington D.C. date at the 9:30 Club. Fans who attended Animal Collective’s 9:30 Club that was canceled due a to power outage will have first opportunity to buy tickets for the show via an email sent to all previous ticket holders.

The band will kick of their latest dates at MusicFestNW in Portland on September 6th. The band will also be play headline shows in Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, and more, as well as festival dates at Treasure Island Festival, Mountain Oasis Music Summit, and Cerimonia Festival in Mexico City. Full dates below. Animal Collective will once again bring their impressive stage show on tour, which was aptly described by Pitchfork as “giant, gap-toothed Nickelodeon dentures on either side, a curved inflatable structure that resembled scorpion tails dipped in PAAS dye, a centralized TV running constant, blaring images. Basically, the cover of Centipede Hz gone widescreen.” Tickets for the shows can be purchased at: http://myanimalhome.net/tickets/.

Animal Collective Tour Dates

(Ticket Links: http://myanimalhome.net/tickets/)

9/6: Portland, OR @ MusicFest NW *

9/7: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory

9/8: Salt Lake City, UT @ Depot

9/9: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

9/11: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

9/14: Mexico City, MX @ Ceremonia Festival

10/16: Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre

10/17: Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre

10/20: San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Festival

10/21: Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern

10/22: Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee

10/24: Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theater

10/25: St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

10/26: Asheville, NC @ Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit

10/27: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

10/28: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *

12/1: Washington, D.C. @ 930 Club

12/2: Portland, ME @ The State Theatre

12/4: Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall

12/5: Covington, KY @ Madison Theater

12/6: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

12/8: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works

* w/Dan Deacon

 

ANNA CALVI, ONE BREATH

Anna Calvi | 05/08/13

Image: Anna Calvi - one breath

Domino is pleased to announce the release of One Breath, the new album from Anna Calvi on 7th October 2013. One Breath is a bold and confident record that begins an exciting new chapter in this uniquely talented artist’s career.

Produced by John Congleton in Blackbox Studios, France and mixed in Dallas, Texas, USA, One Breath was written in a year and recorded over a few intense weeks.

One Breath is a more personal record than its Mercury and Brit nominated predecessor. Reflective and vulnerable, it strikes a balance between optimism and despair, beauty and ugliness. The fiery elements of Anna’s debut remain, but One Breath is more instinctive and urgent, revealing a wider spectrum of textures and emotion.

“One Breath is the moment before you’ve got to open yourself up, and it’s about how terrifying that is. It’s scary and it’s thrilling. It’s also full of hope, because whatever has to happen hasn’t happened yet.” – Anna Calvi

One Breath, with all music and lyrics written by Calvi, will be available on CD (WIGCD284), LP (WIGLP284) and digitally (WIG284D). There will also be a special edition heavyweight gatefold LP (WIGLP284X) with a bonus 7” featuring two exclusive tracks, ‘Endless World’ and ‘1970s Wind’, plus a limited edition print. The first 500 CDs and special edition LPs pre-ordered through Dom Mart will be signed by the artist. Pre-order the album HERE.

The tracklisting is as follows:

1 Suddenly

2 Eliza

3 Piece By Piece

4 Cry

5 Sing To Me

6 Tristan

7 One Breath

8 Love Of My Life

9 Carry Me Over

10 Bleed Into Me

11. The Bridge

Anna Calvi will be performing her new album in a handful of intimate venues in London, Milan, Paris and Berlin this September. The London show (which is now sold out) will take place at Wilton’s Music Hall on September 12th. She will then be performing across Europe and the US until the end of the year, with an album launch show at the Islington Assembly Hall in London on October 8th. Full dates are as follows:

Sept 12 – UK: London, Wiltons Music Hall - SOLD OUT
Sept 19 – Italy: Milan, Teatro Parenti / Elita
Sept 26 – France: Paris, Gaite Lyrique - SOLD OUT
Sept 28 – Germany: Hamburg, Reeperbahn Festival
Sept 29 – Germany: Berlin, Heimathafen - SOLD OUT
Oct 8 – UK: London, Islington Assembly Hall
Nov 11 – USA: New York, Music Hall of Williamsburg
Nov 16 – USA: Los Angeles, Royce Hall
Nov 17 – USA: San Francisco, The Independent
Nov 26 – France: Lille, Le Grand Mix
Nov 27 – France: Caen, Le Cargo
Nov 28 – France: Angers, La Chabada
Nov 30 – France: Vannes, L'echonova
Dec 1 – France: La Roche sur Yon, Fuzz Y'On
Dec 2 – France: Cognac, Les Anciennes Abbatoirs
Dec 4 – France: Toulouse, Le Bikini
Dec 5 – France: Orléans, L'astrolab
Dec 6 – France: Strasbourg, La Laiterie
Dec 8 – France: Clermont–Ferrand, La Cooperative de Mai
Dec 10 – Spain: Barcelona, La 2 de Apolo
Dec 11 – Spain: Madrid, Teatro Lara
Dec 12 – Spain: Valladolid, Lava
Dec 13 – Spain: San Sebastian, Intxaurrondo
Dec 14 – Spain: Vigo, Sala Del Museo de Arte
Dec 16 – Portugal: Porto, Casa da Musica
Dec 17 – Portugal: Lisbon, Lisbon Aula Magna

Watch the album trailer here:

 

EUGENE MCGUINNESS RELEASES BRAND NEW TRACK 'FAIRLIGHT'

Eugene McGuinness | 05/08/13

Image: Fairlight

‘Fairlight’ is the new single from Eugene McGuinness and is available digitally from today, Monday August 5th. Following the release of The Invitation to the Voyage in August last year, this is the first material to be released since. Whether it’s a sign of things to come or not, we’ll have to wait and see.

‘Fairlight’ marks a departure from The Invitation to the Voyage and allows more of producer Dan Carey’s experimental recording techniques and psychedelic krautrock and post-rock influences to come through to the fore.  The result is a spacey, shimmering tower of sound with a swell of guitars, hypnotic, Arabian-inspired piano and a brilliant vocal performance from Eugene.

Emerging from an off-the-cuff writing session with his brother Dominic, Eugene explains his hopes for ‘Fairlight’:

“When I wrote this tune with my brother Dominic, I was kind of hoping it was going to come out at this time of the year. It's for the magic hour, another ‘come over here’ song. If it doesn't take you to one of Jupiter's moons then it's your own fault”

Equally keen to share the track were Domino, and the track is available from today as a download only (RUG551D).

Eugene McGuinness will be playing a free show at Birthdays in London on September 16th.

 

VILLAGERS SHARE NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO - 'EARTHLY PLEASURE'

Villagers | 31/07/13

Image: Earthly Pleasure

Villagers are to release Earthly Pleasure as the next single from their critically acclaimed album, {Awayland}. A compelling fantasy with ‘spiky lyrics, restless rhythms and a lovely melodic chorus’ (the Evening Standard), Earthly Pleasure will be available digitally on 26th August 2013. The accompanying video was directed by Smith & Werber, watch it HERE.

In June Villagers toured in North America and played a standout show at Glastonbury Festival. Earlier this month Conor O’Brien was invited to appear at Beck’s Song Reader Live at The Barbican in London, alongside Jarvis, Franz Ferdinand, Charlotte Gainsbourg and others. Conor performed his own sensitive version of “Old Shanghai” which was hailed as a standout of the evening by The Independent and also performed a duet with Beck on closing song “Do We, We Do”.

Villagers have recently played T in the Park, Latitude and Longitude Festivals, and performed on the Andrew Marr Show on BBC One. They will also be appearing at Reading & Leeds, and several other UK/European Festivals this summer including headlining the second stage at Green Man.  

Villagers have just announced a run of UK headline shows for November. Full UK details are below.

18 Aug CRICKHOWELL - Green Man Festival

23 Aug LEEDS FESTIVAL - NME/Radio One Stage

25 Aug READING FESTIVAL - NME/Radio One Stage

31 Aug GREYABBEY - HARVEST FESTIVAL

05 Nov EDINBURGH Queens Hall

06 Nov HEBDEN BRIDGE Trades Club

07 Nov LONDON Heaven

10 Nov OXFORD Academy

12 Nov BATH Komedia

13 Nov NORWICH Waterfront 

 

CHECK OUT THE NEW DOMINO MERCH COLLECTION

Various Artists | 30/07/13

Image: The New Domino Merchandise Collection

“It was twenty years ago today” as was famously once sung and as they sung we shall sing! We sing to herald the arrival and launch of a new range of Domino Merchandise. Now your wardrobe, shopping trips and record decks will forever be complete!

To be the coolest kid on your street, please follow the links:

T-Shirts

Tote Bags

Slipmats

 

QUASI - YOU CAN STAY BUT YOU GOTTA GO VIDEO

Quasi | 24/07/13

Image: Quasi Lead shot

Following the announcement of their new album Mole City - due for release on September 30th - Quasi have released the video for ‘You Can Stay But You Gotta Go’ and you can watch it below:

Featuring Sam Coomes and Janet Weis raiding the dressing up box whilst blasting out the disorientating and chaotic bliss of ‘You Can Stay…’, this video comes with a warning for motion sickness sufferers.

Coomes says that the video was "shot in Quasi's basement studio in between tracking sessions, inspired by Kenneth Anger's work with the Monkees."

Mole City will be available on deluxe double heavyweight tip on sleeve vinyl with Quasi 20 year anniversary fanzine, featuring photos, and musings by Sam and Janet, Carrie Brownstein, Jon Raymond, Corin Tucker, Jon Spencer and more plus Bonus CD-R ‘Covers’ EP features Quasi versions of Dont' Stop Me Now (Queen), War Pigs (Black Sabbath), Let's Get It On (Marvin Gaye), and What's So Funny 'Bout Peace Love & Understanding (Elvis Costello and the Attractions).

The first ten deluxe LP orders will receive a voice mail message from Sam & Janet whom will create a one of a kind outgoing phone message just for you!

All pre-orders come with a copy of Quasi’s ‘Covers’ EP. Mole City will be available on CD (WIGCD312), LP (WIGLP312) and digitally (WIG312D). Pre-order HERE

Below are the tour dates, and you can find the ticket links HERE

05/12/13: The Fleece - Bristol (UK)
06/12/13: Brudenell Social Club - Leeds (UK)
07/12/13: Broadcast - Glasgow (UK)
08/12/13: Deaf Institute - Manchester (UK)
09/12/13: Hare & Hounds - Birmingham (UK)
10/12/13: Colchester Arts Centre - Colchester (UK)
11/12/13: Shepherds Bush Empire - London (UK)
12/12/13: Norwich Arts Centre - Norwich (UK)
13/12/13: Cargo - London (UK)
14/12/13: The Haunt - Brighton (UK)

 

SEBADOH ANNOUNCE UK DATES AND UNVEIL FIRST TRACK FROM NEW ALBUM DEFEND YOURSELF

Sebadoh | 24/07/13

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Sebadoh, the longtime project of Lou Barlow, Jason Loewenstein, and Bob D'Amico have announced that ‘I Will’, the opening track from their new album Defend Yourself will be the album’s first single.

Domino will release Defend Yourself on September 16th 2013, along with ‘I Will’.

Listen to ‘I Will’ 

Sebadoh have also announced two UK shows in Manchester and London and you can also see the album’s track listing below. Defend Yourself will be available on LP (WIGLP319), CD (WIGCD319) and digitally (WIG319D). Pre-order HERE and watch the album trailer HERE.

Defend Yourself track listing:

  1. I Will  
  2. Love You Here 
  3. Beat  
  4. Defend yr Self  
  5. Oxygen  
  6. Once  
  7. Inquiries  
  8. State of Mine  
  9. Final Days  
  10. Can't Depend  
  11. Let it Out  
  12. Listen  
  13. Separate  

UK Dates:

October 15th: MANCHESTER, Academy 3

October 16th: LONDON, Scala

Buy tickets for London and Manchester HERE

 

PASTELISM UPDATE

The Pastels | 24/07/13

Image: Past

Only a few weeks ago The Pastels finally released their long awaited new record, Slow Summits which has become one of the most essential soundtracks of summer 2013, with great reviews across the board, and some really passionate writing too.

As we look forward to a further ep later this year and their participation in Cassette Store Day, we are extremely pleased to announce a few shows and a session for Marc Riley on BBC6 this Thursday, 25 July at 7pm.



Preston, The Continental, Friday July 26: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/225999

Indietracks, Derbyshire, Saturday July 27:  http://www.indietracks.co.uk/tickets.html

Green Man Festival, Friday August 16:  http://www.greenman.net/tickets

Rock En Seine, Paris, Friday August 23:  http://www.rockenseine.com/en/tickets/festival-tickets/

Doune The Rabbit Hole, Stirlingshire, Saturday August 24:  http://dounetherabbithole.co.uk/tickets/

 

VILLAGERS ANNOUNCE NOVEMBER TOUR

Villagers | 24/07/13

Image: Villagers WEB

Following appearances at Glastonbury, T in the Park and Latitude, plus at Beck’s Song Reader Live at the Barbican, Villagers can announce a UK tour for November 2013. The six date tour kicks off in Edinburgh on November 5th and will see them play at Heaven in London on November 7th.

Tickets are on pre-sale exclusively from www.wearevillagers.com/live now and on general sale this Friday. Full UK tour dates are as follows, with newly announced shows in bold:

17 Aug GREEN MAN FESTIVAL, Brecon Beacons

23 Aug LEEDS FESTIVAL - NME/Radio 1 Stage

25 Aug READING FESTIVAL - NME/Radio 1 Stage

05 Nov EDINBURGH Queens Hall

06 Nov HEBDEN BRIDGE Trades Club

07 Nov LONDON Heaven

10 Nov OXFORD Academy

12 Nov BATH Komedia

13 Nov NORWICH Waterfront

Villagers’ critically acclaimed second album, {Awayland}, is available now. Details of the band’s next single will be announced soon.

 

WASHED OUT SHARES KATE MOROSS-DIRECTED OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR ‘DON’T GIVE UP’ + CREATORS PROJECT DOCUMENTARY

Washed Out | 23/07/13

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For more, head over to WEIRD WORLD.

 

BILL RYDER-JONES LAUNCHES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘WILD SWANS’

Bill Ryder-Jones | 22/07/13

Image: Bill RJ

Bill Ryder-Jones has co-written a video for Wild Swans, the second track to be released from his recent album, A Bad Wind Blows In My Heart. On an album full of gems, Wild Swans is for many the standout track, with a haunting chorus that can burrow into your mind and hang around for days. The single will be released on August 26th.

The video was filmed by rising star Alex Southam who also previously shot for the album’s first single ‘He Took You In His Arms’ as well as videos for Alt-J, Laura Mvula & Lianne La Havas. It can be viewed here: 

The album was recorded in Ryder-Jones’ old bedroom in the upstairs of his mother’s house in Liverpool. Two friends from local band By The Sea made up the backing band for the recordings, which were then produced and mixed together with James Ford.

Ryder-Jones will be performing the album live this summer at Beacons Festival and Festival Number 6.

 

AUSTRA TO RELEASE PAINFUL LIKE AS A SINGLE ON 2ND SEPTEMBER 2013

Austra | 15/07/13

Painful Like is the second single taken from Austra’s critically acclaimed second album Olympia, and will be available digitally from 2nd September.

The accompanying video was filmed in Canada by Exploding Motor Car.

Katie Stelmanis said of the video: ‘‘The main influence was 90's sci-fi movies like The Ninja Turtles, Super Mario Bros and Garbage Pail Kids where all the visual effects are done by hand and look really gross. We asked Exploding Motor Car to make the video cos they specialize in hand-made effects and puppet-making. ‘Painful Like’ is a song about living life in the sidelines.’

Influenced by early Chicago house music when dance music was performed with a live band, Painful Like too was performed live in the studio free of any programming or loops. While the lyrics may deal with the disillusionment of growing up gay in a small town and finding solace in the arms of a lover, it's bubbly and buoyant and reflects that Olympia is fundamentally a dance record. 

The week Olympia was released, Austra performed sold out shows in London, New York, Paris and Berlin. The band will be back in the UK this weekend to play Latitude and again for three shows in November, including a show at KOKO in London on the 25th.

UK tour dates:

21st July: Suffolk - Latitude Festival

21st November: Glasgow - CCA

22nd November: Dublin, Ireland – Button Factory

23rd November: Manchester – Deaf Institute

25th November: London – KOKO

Austra is Katie Stelmanis, Maya Postepski and Dorian Thornton, in collaboration with Ryan Wonsiak, Sari Lightman and Romy Lightman.

 

MATTHEW E. WHITE'S BIG LOVE REMIXED BY HOT CHIP

Matthew E. White | 10/07/13

Image: Matthew

Today, Matthew E. White reveals Hot Chip’s brand new remix of his phenomenal track 'Big Love', taken off his the widely-acclaimed debut album Big Inner – out now via Domino.

Head HERE to listen.

Transforming the big bold soul laden brush strokes of the original into a snappier, more percussion driven number this is the first remix Hot Chip have tackled in quite some time and Matt couldn't be happier about the results. Here is what he had to say:

Although the very nature of recorded music flies in the face of this, I’m a firm believer that art is never finished, it only stops in interesting places. Fortunately, versions, dubs and remixes allow you to see a song from a new perspective, they un-stick a recorded experience from a particular moment in time and allow it to live again. Today I’m very excited to share a marvellous remix that Hot Chip has done for Big Love, one that unlocks the song and turns it inside out. It stays very honest to the original material but also breaks it open in a terrific way. Take a listen, listen to the original, hear what is changing and what’s not, what’s new and what’s not. Hot Chip did a GREAT job, it’s a pleasure to have them on the mix, and for that I send my biggest love.”

Matthew E. White Live Dates

Wed 17 July Galway Arts Festival, Roisin Dubh, Ireland

Thurs 18 July Dublin, Iveagh Gardens, Ireland (with Grizzly Bear)

Fri 19 July Gateshead, SummerTyne Festival, UK

Sat 20 July Latitude Festival, UK

Fri 30 Aug Dorset End Of The Road (tickets)

Sunday 1Sept Electric Picnic, Ireland

Wed 4 Sept London Shepherd's Bush Empire (tickets)

Thurs 5 Sept Isle of Wight Bestival (tickets)

 

QUASI ANNOUNCE DOUBLE ALBUM 'MOLE CITY' & UK TOUR

Quasi | 09/07/13

Image: Quasi Lead shot

Mole City is not in the tradition or deviating from the tradition – it is the tradition. After two decades of launching drums, guitars and pianos through the shifting interzones between harmony and chaos (moonlighting along the way with the likes of Sleater-Kinney, Wild Flag, Elliott Smith, Built to Spill and a long list of others), Quasi are a genre of their own - they write songs in the style of Quasi, and Mole City is the Quasi Song Book: Parlour Sing-alongs for the Last Century.

Quasi release Mole City on September 30th 2013 and also head out on a UK tour throughout December. Listen to ‘You Can Stay But You Got To Go’ HERE and watch the trailer HERE.

Now in their 20th year as a band, and a two-piece once again, Sam Coomes and Janet Weis hand-deliver the double album/Liberation Cookbook/Encyclopedia of Kicking Ass, Mole City, to those of us who still care about well-built, homemade objects crafted with integrity, spirit, fire, and skill.

This is the music at an agnostic afterlife juke joint where lysergic teardrops are cried into sweating mugs of high octane hellfire, the bartender can see clear through to your every thought, fear and desire, the upright player’s head is locked into a guillotine, and the guys next to you are whispering conspiratorially about how to fix their time machine. Shakin’ blues, precision freak-outs, air-guitar-worthy riffs, heavy round droplets of time, fuzz everything, wah wahs, ya yas, ooh ahs, grunts, shuffle struts and chiming minor seventh chords - this is rock n roll.

Mole City will be released on CD (WIGCD312), LP (WIGLP312) and digitally (WIG312D) on September 30th. Pre-order HERE.

The album will be available deluxe double heavyweight tip on sleeve vinyl with Quasi 20 year anniversary fanzine, featuring photos, and musings by Sam and Janet, Carrie Brownstein, Jon Raymond, Corin Tucker, Jon Spencer and more plus Bonus CD-R ‘Covers’ EP features Quasi versions of Dont' Stop Me Now (Queen), Let's Get It On (Marvin Gaye), and What's So Funny 'Bout Peace Love & Understanding (Elvis Costello and the Attractions).

The first ten deluxe LP orders will receive a voice mail message from Sam & Janet whom will create a one of a kind outgoing phone message just for you!

All pre-orders come with a copy of Quasi’s ‘Covers’ EP.

Mole City Track Listing:

1. *
2. You Can Stay But You Got To Go
3. See You On Mars
4. Blasted
5. Chrome Duck
6. Chumps Of Chance
7. Fat Fanny Land
8. Nostalgia Kills
9. R.I.P
10. Headshrinker
11. Bedbug Town
12. The Goat
13. Geraldine
14. Loopy
15. Double Deuce
16. Gnot
17. Dust Of The Sun
18. Mole City
19. An Ice Cube In The Sun
20. One And Done
21. The Dying Man
22. Clap Trap
23. New Western Way
24. Beyond The Return Of The Sun Of Nowhere

Below are the tour dates, and you can find the ticket links HERE

05/12/13: The Fleece - Bristol (UK)
06/12/13: Brudenell Social Club - Leeds (UK)
07/12/13: Broadcast - Glasgow (UK)
08/12/13: Deaf Institute - Manchester (UK)
09/12/13: Hare & Hounds - Birmingham (UK)
10/12/13: Colchester Arts Centre - Colchester (UK)
11/12/13: Shepherds Bush Empire - London (UK)
12/12/13: Norwich Arts Centre - Norwich (UK)
13/12/13: Cargo - London (UK)
14/12/13: The Haunt - Brighton (UK)

 

JULIA HOLTER SHARES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE 'IN THE GREEN WILD' + NEW TOUR DATES

Julia Holter | 09/07/13

Image: Julia Holter In the Green Wild video

We're happy to share the new video for “In The Green Wild” directed by Yelena Zhelezov from Julia Holter's forthcoming album Loud City Song out August 19th (August 20th in the US). Watch it below.  

“In The Green Wild” follows the main character of Loud City Song on a path out of the city and into the trees. It is the best example yet of Holter's playful-yet-focused approach to songwriting and production– her elastic, expressive voice weaving a patiently poetic narrative through a rich tapestry of double bass, abstracted horns, cello, strings and synth before building to a transcendent crescendo. 

Loud City Song is Holter's first studio album proper, and it both continues and furthers the singular vision of its predecessors, 2011’s debut Tragedy and last year’s Ekstasis, as she experiments with intricate arrangements of words and pop melodies to build both an individual collection of songs as well as one unified story--a "song" of songs.

Loud City Song is now available to pre-order on CD and Double LP from Domino Mart. Pre-orders of the album will receive an instant mp3 download of ‘In The Green Wild.’ 

Julia Holter will start a brief tour this week that includes a stop at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago on July 20. In addition, there are new North American tour dates in September including a hometown Los Angeles show September 11 at the First Unitarian Church. Full list of dates below. 

07-11 Washington, DC - Sixth & I Synagogue @
07-12 New York City, NY - Le Poisson Rouge @
07-13 Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live @
07-14 Boston, MA - The Church Of Boston @
07-16 Montreal, QB - La Sala Rosa @
07-17 Toronto, ONT - The Drake @
07-18 Detroit, MI - Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit @
07-19 Chicago, IL - Constellation (Official Pitchfork After-Party) @
07-20 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Festival
07-23 Lisbon, PT - ZDB
07-24 Madrid, ES - Theatro Lara
07-25 Cartagena, ES - La Mar De Musicas
07-26 Barcelona, ES - Caixaforum
07-27 Lyon, FR - Les Nuits De Fourvieres *
07-29 Ravenna, IT - Hani-Bi
07-30 Modena, IT - Sant Augustino
07-31 Geneva, CH - Ecoutes Au Vert @ Barje Des Sciences
08-03 Katowice, PL - OFF Festival
08-04 Zilnia, SK - Stanica
08-05 Vienna, AT - WUK
08-07 Basel, CH - Im Fluss Festival
08-08 Haldern-Rees, DE - Haldern Pop
08-09 Hamburg, DE - Kampnagel Summerfest
08-10 Goteborg, SE - Way Out West
08-11 Helsinki, FI - Flow Festival
08-13 Ghent, BE - DOK
08-14 Saint Malo, FR - La Route Du Rock Festival
08-16 Brecon, UK - Green Man Festival
08-17 Skipton, UK - Beacons Festival
08-20 London, UK - Cecil Sharp House
09-11 Los Angeles, CA - First Unitarian Church
09-12 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
09-14 Portland, OR - Holocene
09-15 Seattle, WA - Barboza
09-16 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret

11-12 Brighton, UK - Komedia
11-13 Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute
11-14 Leeds, UK - Howard Assembly Hall
11-15 Liverpool, UK - Leaf
11-16 Bristol, UK - The Cube
11-17 Dublin, IR - Dublin Unitarian Church
11-19 Dublin, IR - Whelans
11-20 Glasgow, UK - CCA.

 

@ w/ Jessica Pratt
* w/ Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

 

FRANZ FERDINAND REVEAL THE STUNNING VIDEO TO THEIR FORTHCOMING SINGLE, RIGHT ACTION

Franz Ferdinand | 08/07/13

Image: FF PHOTO NEWS

Franz Ferdinand have revealed the stunning video to their forthcoming single, Right Action, which is released through Domino on Monday the 19th of August 2013

Directed by Jonas Odell, the three minute clip sees the famously high octane Franz Ferdinand live experience in full flight.  Or, in other words:

“The Intellect Vs The Soul, played out by some dumb band.”


The video can be viewed HERE.


 

STEVE MASON ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF U.K. TOUR

Steve Mason | 08/07/13

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ARCTIC MONKEYS ADD SECOND LONDON SHOW TO AUTUMN UK HEADLINE TOUR

Arctic Monkeys | 05/07/13

Image: AM Announcement

After a triumphant headline appearance at this year’s Glastonbury festival, Arctic Monkeys are pleased to announce the addition of a second London Earls Court show to their forthcoming autumn tour. 

The extra date is on Saturday 26th October.

Tickets are on sale now and are available to purchase via www.gigsandtours.com & www.ticketmaster.co.uk and www.gigsinscotland for the Glasgow show.  4 x tickets per person.  Age restrictions for all shows is 16+ standing / under 14s accompanied by an adult and must be seated.

Full tour dates are:

Tuesday         22nd October     Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

Wednesday   23rd October     Manchester Arena

Friday             25th October     London Earls Court

Saturday        26th October     London Earls Court

Monday          28th October     Liverpool Echo Arena

Tuesday         29th October     Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

Thursday       31st October      Birmingham LG Arena

Friday             1st   November  Glasgow Hydro

Saturday        2nd  November  Sheffield Motorpoint Arena

The band’s fifth album entitled ‘AM’ is released on Monday the 9th of September.

 

HOOKWORMS SIGN TO WEIRD WORLD; DEBUT ALBUM PEARL MYSTIC TO BE RELEASED EX-UK IN SEPTEMBER

Hookworms | 02/07/13

Image: Hookworms announcement web

For more on this, click through HERE

 

RIGHT ACTION

Franz Ferdinand | 27/06/13

Image: Franz Ferdinand Right Action Single

We are hugely excited to share with you the first two songs from the forthcoming Franz Ferdinand album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action.

Pre-order the album HERE. Pre-order digitally in standard and deluxe editions.

 

ARCTIC MONKEYS ANNOUNCE TOUR

Arctic Monkeys | 27/06/13

Arctic Monkeys are pleased to announce details of their forthcoming UK arena tour in October and November 2013.  The UK Dates commence in Newcastle, at the Arena on Tuesday the 22nd of October, and culminate on Saturday the 2nd of November in the band’s home town of Sheffield.  Support will be provided by the young and talented four-piece The Strypes.

The dates will follow the release of the band’s fifth album entitled ‘AM’ on Monday the 9th of September and the band’s headline appearance at Glastonbury this weekend.


Dates are as follows:

Tuesday     22nd October    Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Wednesday     23rd October    Manchester Arena
Friday         25th October    London Earls Court
Monday     28th October    Liverpool Echo Arena
Tuesday    29th October    Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Thursday     31st October    Birmingham LG Arena
Friday         1st November    Glasgow Hydro
Saturday     2nd November    Sheffield Motorpoint Arena

 
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