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WATCH DAN DEACON'S 'WHEN I WAS DONE DYING' MUSIC VIDEO

Dan Deacon | 03/24/15

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Dan Deacon has shared a new music video for "When I Was Done Dying", directed by Adult Swim’s Off the Air. The video’s an exquisite corpse style of collaborative animation, with one of nine animators, each handling their own thirty second segment of the song. See the full list of credits below or at Off the Air.  It marks the first time for both Deacon and Off the Air to work on a music video in this style, but the second time they’ve collaborated on a music video, following the video for 2012’s America’s “USA” 22 minute orchestral suite.

All this week at 4am ET/PT, Off the Air will be airing episodes featuring both collaborative music videos alongside work from the animators involved in the “When I Was Done Dying” video. Visit Off the Air’s Tumblr all week for interviews with Deacon and the animators. In addition, all this week the album version of “When I Was Done Dying” is available as a free track download on iTunes US. Download it here.

Watch Dan Deacon perform "When I Was Done Dying” (Live on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic) below.

Watch the videos for Gliss Riffer’s “Feel the Lightning” and “Learning to Relax.” 

After playing sold out release week shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York in late February, Deacon heads out on a North American headlining tour next week.  See all the dates below. 

Dan Deacon tour dates:

04-04 Fresno, CA - Catacomb Party
04-07 Richmond, VA - Gallery 5
04-08 Charlottesville, VA - The Southern
04-09 Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
04-10 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
04-11 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
04-16 Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
04-17 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
04-18 Atlanta, GA - Mammal Gallery
04-19 Birmingham, AL – WorkPlay
04-21 New Orleans, LA - Republic New Orleans
04-23 Austin, TX - The Mohawk
04-24 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s
04-25 Dallas, TX - Trees
04-28 Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent Ballroom
04-29 San Diego, CA - Casbah
05-01 Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
05-02 Mecca, CA – Desert Daze
05-05 Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
05-06 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
05-07 Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl
05-08 Seattle, WA - Neumos
05-09 Boise, ID - The Shredder
05-10 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
05-12 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
05-13 Omaha, NE - The Slowdown
05-14 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
05-15 Madison, WI- High Noon Saloon
05-16 Chicago, IL- Thalia Hall
05-17 Louisville, KY - Zanzabar
05-19 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
05-20 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
05-21 Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount
05-22 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
05-23 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
05-29 Nimes, FR - This Is Not A Love Song
05-30 Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound Festival
06-03 Salzburg, AT - Rockhouse
06-06 Porto, PT - NOS Primavera
06-09 Vienna, AT - WUK
06-12 Kriens, CH - B-Sides Festival
06-15 Brighton, UK - The Haunt
06-16 London, UK - Oval Space
06-17 Salford, UK - Islington Mill
06-18 Glasgow, UK - CCA Glasgow
06-21 Hilvanrenbeek, NE - Best Kept Secret
08-20 to 23 - Powys, UK - Green Man Festival 

“When I Was Done Dying” video credits

Creative Director: Dave Hughes
Direction and Animation by Jake Fried, Chad Vangaalen, Dimitri Stankowicz, Colin White, Taras Hrabowsky, Anthony Francisco Schepperd, Masanobu Hiraoke, Caleb Wood, Koko Freakbean
Producer for Williams Street: Cody DeMatteis

 

DOMINO AT SXSW

03/16/15

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SXSW is upon us! Domino / Ribbon artists making appearances at SXSW in 2015 are Bob Moses, Matthew E. White, Laura Marling, and Hamilton Leithauser. 

For each artists schedule, see below. And to catch all 5, in one venue, on one night, come to the Domino Showcase at House of Vans this Thursday, March 19th. 

Domino SXSW Showcase @ House Of Vans
Thursday, March 19th
The Mohawk - 912 Red River Street, Austin TX 78701
8:00pm-2:00am

Domino SXSW Line Up

BOB MOSES

Wednesday March 18 || Resident Advisor @ Vulcan Gas Company || 8pm
Thursday March 19 || Domino Showcase @ House Of Vans at Mohawk || 10pm

Bob Moses release All In All, a collection of previous EPs and singles, on April 21st 2015. Their debut full length is due out later this year on Domino. 

“this Canadian-bred, New York-based production duo are turning out some of the coolest, laid-back electro this year.” – GQ, 13 Electronic Artists To Hear Right Now

“one of the underground’s most unique rising talents.” – Billboard

“The Canuck duo have a monopoly on chill, deep-house-adjacent grooves and their live elements bring a spacey, dare-we-say desertous vibe…” – THUMP

HAMILTON LEITHAUSER

Monday March 16 || The Onion & AV Club @ Red 7 || 7:15pm
Thursday March 19 || Heartbreaker Banquet @ Willie Nelson’s Luck, TX || 3:35pm
Thursday March 19 || Domino Showcase @ House Of Vans at Mohawk || 12am

Hamilton Leithauser (of The Walkmen) released his debut solo album, Black Hours, in 2014 via Ribbon Music. He is on tour throughout April and May. 

“the deep palette and intimate musicianship [on Black Hours] sustain a mood of late night melodrama” - Rolling Stone

“the most musically diverse and adventuresome of Leithauser’s career, yet that distinctive voice of his remains at the forefront, as curious and inscrutable as ever” - Paste

“Black Hours feels stately and hand-crafted, even as bits of vein-bulging intensity poke through... [a] welcome new discovery” - NPR Music

‘Riveting album’ - Esquire 

LAURA MARLING

Wednesday March 18 || KCRW Day Stage @ Austin Convention Centre || 3pm
Wednesday March 18 || Billy Reid @ Weather Up Bar || 6:45pm
Thursday March 19 || Communion Showcase @ St. David’s Church || 8:45pm
Thursday March 19 || Domino Showcase @ House Of Van at Mohawk || 1am

Laura Marling's fifth album, Short Movie, will be out March 24th on Ribbon Music. She plays Warsaw in Brooklyn on March 23rd. 

“False Hope is a standout on the folk singer’s first plugged-in LP” – Rolling Stone

“Album after album she continues to get more aggressive…now she is just this destroyer of worlds” –NPR Music

“Laura Marling’s voice is electrifying even when it’s subdued. Her precise, powerful phrases hit like lightning bolts before rescinding behind layers of expertly-picked acoustic guitar.” – Stereogum

“Full of hazy drones, expansive string arrangements, and, for the first time, electric guitar work from Marling herself, it's probably her most instrumentally diverse record to date” – The Fader

MATTHEW E. WHITE

Wednesday March 18 || Waterloo Records Day Party || 2pm
Thursday March 19 || Fotobom Presents… The Austin City Limits & NME "Bloody Mary Morning" / GSD&M courtyard || 10:40am
Thursday March 19 || Under the Radar Day @ Flamingo Cantina || 12:45pm
Thursday March 19 || SX San Jose day party @ Hotel San Jose || 3pm
Thursday March 19 || Domino Showcase @ House Of Van at Mohawk || 11pm
Friday March 20 || Another Planet Entertainment @ Red Eyed Fly || 12:30pm

Matthew E. White's sophomore album Fresh Blood is out now on Domino. He plays Letterman on Monday March 16 and will be touring through March and April. 

“Excellent… replete with sweeping string and choral and horn arrangements, backed by real-time rhythm-section synchronicity" – NPR Music

“White's playful, laid-back strumming and songwriting are delightfully warm.” – Spin

"Truly wonderful and wise" - MOJO Magazine

“A delicious record” – The Guardian

“Tranquility” is an absolutely stirring ballad, marked by hushed, almost whispery vocals and the pained wailing of slide guitar.” –Consequence of Sound

REAL ESTATE

Monday March 16 || The Onion & AV Club @ Red 7 || 5pm
Monday March 16 || Rocketfuel Showcase @ Vulcan Gas Company || 9:45pm
Wednesday March 18 || VICE/Jansport Showcase @ Cheer Up Charlies || 12am

Real Estate's most recent album, Atlas, came out in 2014. The band recently played CBS Saturday Morning and will be touring throughout April and May. 

"It is rare, and special, for a band to be this effortlessly and completely themselves.” 
- Pitchfork

“the first important record of 2014” - The New York Times

“a quietly sublime work” - Paste

“nostalgic and reflective, regretful and romantic.” - Under The Radar

 

 

PETITE NOIR SHARES VIDEO FOR 'THE FALL'; EP AVAILABLE IN CD AND VINYL IN THE US

Petite Noir | 03/11/15

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Petite Noir’s debut EP The King Of Anxiety is now available to purchase in CD and vinyl formats globally. To commemorate its release, the New York Times has premiered the video for EP standout ‘The Fall’ HERE, calling the track “a pensive, meditative ode to the inescapable changes wrought by time, with a quietly anthemic refrain and minimalist orchestration that might call the XX to mind.”

Directed by Yannick Ilunga (Petite Noir) and Rochelle Nembhard, the video for ‘The Fall’ explores their relationship, and symbolizes what we all face in our closest of relationships; the challenges which arise in our attempts to lose selfness and achieve unity.

Regarding the video, Ilunga says: 

“The video is inspired by the work of Serbian artist Marina Abromovic, and in particular her ‘The Artist is Present’ performance art piece (MoMA 2010), where she was reunited with her ex-lover, the German artist Ulay, after 22 years apart.

It’s intended as a raw and transparent look into what we do to each other in relationships, setting aside the fakeness and pretense that we shroud ourselves in.

When we fall, we fall together.” 

Petite Noir is currently working on his debut album for release by Domino’s sister label, Double Six, later this year.

The King Of Anxiety EP is now available in digital, vinyl, and CD formats from the Dom Mart

 

VILLAGERS STREAMS NEW TRACK 'HOT SCARY SUMMER'; ANNOUNCES 2 NYC SHOWS FOR MARCH

Villagers | 03/10/15

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Following on from ‘Courage’, the heartrending first single from Villagers’ forthcoming album Darling Arithmetic, Conor O’Brien is proud to share a second listen from the album, in the form of the soulful ‘Hot Scary Summer’, which rakes over the break-up of a love affair blighted by “all the pretty young homophobes looking out for a fight”. The song premiered earlier today on NPR’s All Songs Considered, and can now be heard here.

Darling Arithmetic is the third album from Villagers, set for release on April 14th in the United States. The follow-up to Conor O’Brien’s debut, Becoming a Jackal, and its successor, Awayland - both hugely acclaimed and each nominated for The Mercury Music Prize - is a breathtakingly beautiful, intimate album entirely about love and relationships. 

Villagers has just announced two NYC shows for later this month, which will kick off an extensive 2 month touring period, also taking in the UK and Europe. The UK tour will culminate in Villagers’ biggest London headline show to date at The Barbican on May 1st. Live dates are as follows: 

Mon 23 March – USA: NY, Brooklyn, Warsaw (with Laura Marling)

Wed 25 March – USA: NY, Brooklyn, Union Pool 

Sat 11 Apr - Holland: Rotterdam Motel Mozaique

Tue 14 Apr – UK: Bristol: St Georges

Wed 15 Apr – UK: Falmouth: Princess Pavilions

Thu 16 Apr – UK: Exeter: Phoenix

Fri 17 Apr – UK: Brighton: The Old Market

Sun 19 Apr – UK: Liverpool: Epstein Theatre

Mon 20 Apr – UK: Manchester: RNCM Concert Hall

Tue 21 Apr – UK: Leeds: City Varieties

Thu 23 Apr – UK: Portsmouth: Wedgewood Rooms

Fri 24 Apr – UK: Cardiff: The Gate

Sun 26 Apr – UK: Nottingham: Glee Club

Mon 27 Apr – UK: Edinburgh: Pleasance Theatre

Tue 28 Apr – UK: Glasgow: Oran Mor

Fri 01 May – UK:  London: Barbican

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

Tue 05 May – France: Tourcoing: Le Grand Mix

Thu 07 May – Holland: Utrecht: Tivoli Vredenburg

Fri 08 May – Holland: Amsterdam: De Duif

Sat 09 May – Luxembourg: Luxembourg: Rockhal

Sun 10 May – Germany: Heidleburg: Karlstorbahnhof

Tue 12 May – Germany: Hamburg: Kulturkirche

Wed 13 May – Germany: Cologne: Gebaeude

Thu 14 May– Germany: Berlin: Babylon

Sat 16 May – Holland: Nijmegen: Doornroosje

Sun 17 May – Belgium: Brussels: Cirque Royal

Wed 20 May – Ireland: Dublin: Olympia Theatre

Thu 21 May - Ireland: Dublin: Olympia Theatre

Sat 23 May – Ireland: Cork: Opera House

Sun 24 May – Ireland: Limerick: Big Top

Mon 25 May – UK: Belfast: Mandela Hall

Tickets for all shows are available from www.wearevillagers.com/live 

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

www.wearevillagers.com / www.facebook.com/villagers / www.twitter.com/wearevillagers

 

MATTHEW E. WHITE'S 'FRESH BLOOD' ON NPR FIRST LISTEN; TUNEIN; ON TOUR SOON

Matthew E. White | 03/05/15

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Next week, Richmond, Virginia-based singer, bandleader and modern soul visionary Matthew E. White will release Fresh Blood, the follow-up to the critically acclaimed debut Big Inner. Produced by White and Spacebomb partner Trey Pollard and mixed by Pat Dillett (David Byrne, Nile Rodgers), Fresh Blood is now streaming in its entirety via NPR Music's First Listen and through the mobile app TuneIn for the remainder of this week.

For those of you who missed out or couldn't attend his performance earlier this week at BRIC Arts Media House, where he debuted the new album with the help of a 30 piece live band, listen back to a broadcast of the entire show next Tuesday 9pm EST on WFUV.  In addition, Matthew E. White hits the road this month for a series of headlining US dates including SXSW.

Fresh Blood is available on CD, vinyl and digitally. There is also a special edition of the album, which is a double LP gatefold heavyweight vinyl (WIGLP309X) containing a bonus LP titled Fresh Blood: No Skin – a full length minimalist mix of the entire album. You can pre-order Fresh Blood via Domino Mart and iTunes.

 

Matthew E. White's US dates:

03-07 Savannah, GA - Savannah Stopover Music Festival
03-18 to 03-20 Austin, TX - SXSW
03-22 San Diego, CA - Casbah
03-24 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
03-25 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
03-27 Portland OR, - Mississippi Studios
03-28 Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern
03-29 Boise, ID - Treefort Music Fest
04-01 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry
04-02 Chicago, IL - Schubas
04-03 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern
04-04 Philadelphia, PA - World Café Live
04-05 Allston, MA - Great Scott
04-06 Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right
04-07 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
04-11 Richmond, VA - The Broadberry
05-07 Durham, NC - Motorco Music Hall
05-08 Asheville, NC - The Mothlight
05-10 Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Music Fest

 

LA PRIEST SHARES VIDEO FOR 'OINO'

LA PRIEST | 03/03/15

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Sam Dust, AKA LA PRIEST, has shared the video for 'Oino, the first track from the artist’s new project for Domino.

The video was shot by Dust’s brother, director Isaac Eastgate, during the pair’s travels recently and was “inspired by a story our grandad told us about a man imprisoned in the desert who escapes by singing to a wizard”, according to the artist.

Having previously used the moniker for a 12" release on Erol Alkan's Phantasy label in 2007, ‘Oino’, Dust's new single, is the first material to surface from the artist since the hiatus of Late Of The Pier, his previous band, in 2009.

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

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

 

SUPER FURRY ANIMALS CLASSIC FOURTH ALBUM 'MWNG' DELUXE REISSUE OUT MAY 5TH; BAND ANNOUNCE LIVE DATES

Super Furry Animals | 02/27/15

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Super Furry Animals return to active service this spring with a deluxe 15th anniversary reissue of their long out-of-print album Mwng and a series of UK shows – their first since 2009. 

Originally released in 2000 on the band’s own Placid Casual label (between deals with Creation and Sony), the Super Furries career-defining fourth album Mwng was the band’s only Welsh language long player. It reached Number 11 in the UK album charts and was their highest selling record globally up to that point. It remains the biggest selling Welsh language album of all time. On its original release, the record was praised in an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons for its significant part in promoting the language and culture of Wales.  You can listen to ‘Ymaelodi Â'r Ymylon’ from the album HERE

Not only is 2015 the 15th anniversary of Mwng’s release, it is also the 20th anniversary of the band’s first gigs and the release of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (In Space), the band’s first EP. 

Mwng will be re-released in the UK on Friday May 1st (International Worker’s Day) and on May 5th in North America. The reissue comes in several formats. Deluxe editions (vinyl, CD and download) contain five tracks previously released on the US version of Mwng under the name Mwng Bach as well as a previously unreleased Peel session and a full live show recorded at ATP. The album is available to pre-order from Domino and from iTunes. Pre-orders of the physical album from Domino will receive a download of the standard album immediately. 

Super Furry Animals will play their first gigs since December 2009 in the week that Mwng is reissued. The band play:

May 1  - Cardiff University Great Hall

May 2 - Cardiff University Great Hall

May 5 - Glasgow O2 Academy

May 6 - Manchester Albert Hall

May 8 - London O2 Academy Brixton

Tickets go on sale Thursday March 5th at 9am.

 

Mwng deluxe vinyl tracklisting:

 

Side A - Mwng Side 1

Drygioni

Ymaelodi Â'r Ymylon

Y Gwyneb Iau

Dacw Hi

Nythod Cacwn

Pan Ddaw'r Wawr

Side B - Mwng Side 2

Ysbeidiau Heulog

Y Teimlad

Sarn Helen

Gwreiddiau Dwfn/Mawrth Oer Ar Y Blaned Neifion

Side C - Mwng Bach

Cryndod Yn Dy Lais

Trons Mr. Urdd

Calimero

Sali Mali

(Nid) Hon Yw'r Gân Sy'n Mynd I Achub Yr Iaith

Side D - Peel Session

Nythod Cacwn

Cryndod Yn Dy Lais

Y Gwyneb Iau

Gwreiddiau Dwfn/Mawrth Oer Ar Y Blaned Neifion

Side E - Live At ATP

Drygioni

Ysbeidiau Heulog

Pan Ddaw'r Wawr

Y Gwyneb Iau

Ymaelodi Â'r Ymylon

Side F - Live At ATP

Nythod Cacwn

Gwreiddiau Dwfn/Mawrth Oer Ar Y Blaned Neifion

Mwng deluxe CD tracklisting:

CD1 - Mwng

Drygioni

Ymaelodi Â'r Ymylon

Y Gwyneb Iau

Dacw Hi

Nythod Cacwn

Pan Ddaw'r Wawr

Ysbeidiau Heulog

Y Teimlad

Sarn Helen

Gwreiddiau Dwfn/Mawrth Oer Ar Y Blaned Neifion

Mwng Bach

Cryndod Yn Dy Lais

Trons Mr. Urdd

Calimero

Sali Mali

(Nid) Hon Yw'r Gân Sy'n Mynd I Achub Yr Iaiath

CD2: Peel Session

Nythod Cacwn

Cryndod Yn Dy Lais

Y Gwyneb Iau

Gwreiddiau Dwfn/Mawrth Oer Ar Y Blaned Neifion

Live At ATP

Drygioni

Ysbeidiau Heulog

Pan Ddaw'r Wawr

Y Gwyneb Iau

Ymaelodi Â'r Ymylon

 Nythod Cacwn

Gwreiddiau Dwfn/Mawrth Oer Ar Y Blaned Neifion

 

GEORGE FITZGERALD ANNOUNCES 'FADING LOVE' FOR APRIL 28TH RELEASE; LISTEN TO "FULL CIRCLE"

02/25/15

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Fading Love, the long-awaited debut album from Berlin-based, British-born DJ and producer George FitzGerald, will be out April 28 on Double Six/Domino. The first listen from the album comes in the form of ‘Full Circle’, available to stream now HERE.



‘Full Circle’ premiered earlier today on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show as the Hottest Record In The World, and is also now featured as an NPR ‘Songs We Love’. The track, featuring vocals from Boxed In frontman Oli Bayston, is about the unfulfilled promise of stagnant relationships, both romantic and idealistic, and is perfectly suited for both headphones and the club.  

Fading Love establishes an exciting new chapter for the acclaimed British producer, DJ, and ManMakeMusic label head, marking an expansion out from his blistering DJ sets across Europe and the UK, and into the realm of songwriter/producer peers such as Caribou, Four Tet, and Jon Hopkins. The two-time Radio 1 resident, and producer of Katy B’s ‘I Like You’, FitzGerald has accomplished a great deal for his 26 years, including tour dates with Disclosure, a recent Jon Hopkins remix (hear his ‘Open Eye Signal’ remix HERE), and a string of well-received club singles for labels Hotflush and Aus, in addition to his previous two releases on Double Six, “I Can Tell (By The Way You Move)” and “Magnetic”. 

Fading Love is an intriguingly textured debut album, touching on the more emotive and tactile spectrum of electronic music, while keeping one foot firmly planted on the dance floor. 

Fading Love will be available on CD, LP, and digitally. Pre-order the album through Dom Mart HERE and through iTunes HERE. All pre-orders come with an instant grat of ‘Full Circle’. 

Fading Love Tracklisting

01. About Time
02. Full Circle
03. Knife To The Heart
04. Call It Love (If You Want To)
05. Beginning At The End
06. Shards
07. Your Two Faces
08. Crystalize
09. Frank Is Sleeping
10. The Waiting

George Fitzgerald USA DJ Dates 

26th Feb – CAN: Stereobar, Montreal
27th Feb – USA: Trade, Miami
28th Feb – USA: Spybar, Chicago
5th March – USA: Middlesex Lounge, Boston
6th March – USA: U Hall, Washington
7th March – USA: Verboten, NYC

 

 

REAL ESTATE ANNOUNCE MAY/JUNE TOUR DATES; PLAYING RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL WITH BELLE & SEBASTIAN

Real Estate | 02/24/15

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Real Estate has announced a run of headlining and festival dates in May and June of this year, taking in both East and West coasts of the US and a short trip into Canada. The 12 dates will also see the band take the stage at the famed Radio City Music Hall for the first time ever, opening for Glaswegian band Belle & Sebastian.

Full dates were announced today, with Woodsist Festival, Sasquatch, and Radio City Music Hall already on sale. All others shows go on sale this coming Friday, Feb 27th, with the exception of their NXNE show, which is on sale this Thursday. 

Real Estate's 2014 LP, Atlas, landed the band on The Late Show with David Letterman and Conan, earned their third straight Pitchfork Best New Music and appeared on numerous ‘Best of 2014’ lists, with the New York Times hailing Atlas as “the first important record of 2014”.
The band recently shared the stage with Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo when he joined them on Weezer song “No Other One” as part of Red Bull Sound Select’s ‘30 Days In LA’ programming.

Real Estate US Tour Dates

Mon May 18 || Woodsist Festival || Big Sur, CA || TICKETS
Tues May 19 || Gundlach-Bundschu Winery || Sonoma, CA * || TICKETS 
Thurs May 21 || Revolution Hall || Portland, OR * || TICKETS 
Fri May 22 || The Imperial || Vancouver, BC * || TICKETS 
Sat May 23 || Sasquatch Music Festival || Quincy, WA || TICKETS 
Wed June 10 || Radio City Music Hall || New York, NY ** || TICKETS 
Fri June 19 || The Danforth || Toronto, ON *** || TICKETS 
Sat June 20 || Tralf Music Hall || Buffalo, NY || TICKETS
Mon June 22 || Higher Ground || Burlington, VT || TICKETS
Tues June 23 || Port City Music Hall || Portland, ME || TICKETS
Wed June 24 || Paradise || Boston, MA || TICKETS
Thurs June 25 || The Columbus || Providence, RI || TICKETS 

* with Woods
** supporting Belle & Sebastian
*** NXNE Festival performance

 

PATRICK WATSON ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM 'LOVE SONGS FOR ROBOTS'; OUT MAY 12TH

Patrick Watson | 02/24/15

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Love Songs For Robots, the highly anticipated fifth record from Patrick Watson, will be released on May 12th via Domino. Love Songs For Robots is the follow up to Watson’s 2012 release Adventures In Your Own Backyard, which received widespread critical acclaim— Consequence of Sound calls it “Larger than life,” while Q Magazine hails “Sublime,” and Uncut adds “Confidently ambitious.”

Listen to the title track from the album below now. In addition, Watson just released a teaser for the album, which includes the track ‘In Circles,’ watch HERE.

The new music was recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and Pierre Marchand Studio in Montreal. Of the record, some of which was debuted at private concerts in small loft spaces, Watson explains,

“I started thinking about things in a very mechanical way. I found it interesting how we would use our senses to come up with an emotional reaction. As I get older you get to know yourself better and I realized that a lot of my emotional reactions were mechanical responses and that was hugely influential. I didn’t want to be a robot. But the reason why we are superior to computers is that we have emotions and I realized that emotions are mechanical so the only thing left between us and robots is curiosity and inspiration - and I don’t think you can program that into a computer. That’s definitely where I was at when I started writing the record.”

Raised and still living in Montreal, Watson has composed 15 scores for both film and television, including a trailer for The Walking Dead and Wim Wenders’ new 3D film Everything Will Be Fine, where he performed the songs ‘Cynical World’ (an original for the film) and ‘Lighthouse’. The recipient of Canada’s elite Polaris Music Prize in 2007, Watson composes, performs and records his albums with a full band that includes Joe Grass (guitars), Robbie Kuster (drums/percussion) and Mishka Stein (bass).

'Love Songs For Robots' Tracklisting
1. Love Songs for Robots
2. Good Morning Mr. Wolf
3. Bollywood
4. Hearts
5. Grace
6. In Circles
7. Turn Into The Noise
8. Alone In This World
9. Know That You Know
10. Places You Will Go

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

Patrick Watson will be on an intrenational tour in May. All dates are below and are on sale this coming Friday. 

01-Apr-15

Wakefield QC

The Blacksheep Inn

TICKETS

02-Apr-15

Wakefield QC

The Blacksheep Inn

TICKETS

14-Apr-15

Lévis QC

L'Anglicane

TICKETS

15-Apr-15

Lévis QC

L’Anglicane (SOLD OUT)

TICKETS

18-Apr-15

Shawinigan QC

MdC Francis-Brisson

TICKETS

19-Apr-15

Saint-Casimir QC

Théâtre de la Taverne (SOLD OUT)

TICKETS

08-May-15

Amsterdam NL

Melkweg (old room)

TICKETS

09-May-15

Maastricht NL

Muziekgieterij

TICKETS

11-May-15

London UK

Bush Hall

TICKETS

13-May-15

Paris FR

Café de la Danse

TICKETS

14-May-15

Luxembourg LX

Rockhal

TICKETS

15-May-15

Berlin DE

Gruener Salon

TICKETS

17-May-15

Brussels BE

Cirque Royale (^)

TICKETS

23-May-15

Toronto ON

CBC Music Festival (#)

TICKETS

27-May-15

Washington DC

9:30 Club (&)

TICKETS

28-May-15

Brooklyn NY

Music Hall of Williamsburg (&)

TICKETS

30-May-15

Boston MA

The Sinclair (&)

TICKETS

02-Jun-15

San Francisco CA

The Chapel

TICKETS 

04-Jun-15

Los Angeles CA

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

TICKETS

(^) w/ Villagers 

(#) w/ Bahamas, Coeur de Pirate

(&) w/ The Low Anthem

 
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