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YOUR FRIEND ON TOUR NOW, LISTEN TO 'BANGS'

Your Friend | 06/04/14

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This week marks the launch of Your Friend's first U.S. tour since the release of the Jekyll/Hyde EP. See the full list of dates below.

Your Friend was recently featured in NPR Music's 100 Great Discoveries at SXSW 2014 and SPIN's 5 Best New Artists.

Listen to Jekyll/Hyde track "Bangs," watch the video for "Tame One," and a recent session the band performed for hometown Lawrence, KS radio station KJHK below. 

06-04 Columbia, MO - Cafe Berlin
06-05 Lexington, KY - Green Lantern
06-06 Charlottesville, VA - Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar
06-07 Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Ladyfest
06-11 Brooklyn, NY - Baby’s All Right *
06-14 Brooklyn, NY - Urban Outfitters Northside Fest Stage(Space Ninety 8 Stage at N 6th & Bedford)
06-16 Pittsburgh, PA - Cattivo +
06-17 Cleveland, OH - Mahalls +
06-18 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle +
07-01 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge %
07-02 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge %
07-04 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club %
07-06 Portland, OR - Valentines
07-12 San Diego, CA - Che Cafe
07-13 Phoenix, AZ - Trunkspace

* w/ Kevin Morby, Porches, Frankie Cosmos
+ w/ Crystal Stilts, also with Juan Wauters
% w/ Courtney Barnett

 

DEVONTE HYNES SCORE FOR GIA COPPOLA'S 'PALO ALTO' TO BE RELEASED DIGITALLY TODAY; LTD ED VINYL ON AUGUST 5TH

06/02/14

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Devonté Hynes – a.k.a. Blood Orange – has created his first original score for the feature length film Palo Alto from writer-director Gia Coppola. Based on several linked stories by James Franco, Palo Alto is a teenage romance for the ages, made indelible through its ensemble cast (James Franco, Emma Roberts, Jack Kilmer, Nat Wolff, Zoe Levin).  The score is available digitally now and physically on August 5th.  Today you can also stream the score’s “April’s Bathroom Bummer" below.

Hynes wrote and performed the entire score along with guest vocals by Samantha Urbani and additional instrumentation by Jason Arce. PRESS HERE to watch a “Behind the Scenes of Palo Alto” video featuring music from Hynes now via VICE and PRESS HERE to see where the film is playing in theaters.

PRESS HERE to order the digital copy of the score and PRESS HERE to pre-order the CD or LP. The LP is available on magenta colored vinyl, limited to 500 copies, available exclusively via Domino Webmart.

Palo Alto Score Tracklist
1. Palo Alto
2. Soccer Field
3. Teddy & April
4. April’s Daydream
5. Run To Graveyard
6. April’s Bathroom Bummer
7. Emily & Fred (Part 1)
8. Emily & Fred (Part 2)
9. Teddy Rides Home
10. Teddy & Fred In The Playground
11. Teddy In The Library
12. Big Game
13. April Bounces
14. Skateboard Garage
15. Teddy Loves April
16. April By The Pool
17. Fred Drives
18. Teddy Is Crushed
 
Blood Orange 2014 North American Tour:
07-30 - Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
08-01 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
08-16 - New York, NY - Central Park Summerstage
08-24 - Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest

 

ANNA CALVI SHARES 'STRANGE WEATHER' VIDEO

Anna Calvi | 05/28/14

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Anna Calvi has shared a video for ‘Strange Weather’, the lead single taken from her forthcoming EP of the same name, released on July 15, 2014. The accompanying video was filmed in New York by Alan Del Rio Ortiz. 

‘Strange Weather’, a cover of the Keren Ann track, is a stunning collaboration between Anna Calvi and David Byrne.

 

The 5 track covers EP was produced by Thomas Bartlett (The National, Antony and the Johnsons, Sam Amidon) and recorded in New York. It features covers of tracks by Suicide, David Bowie, FKA twigs, Connan Mockasin and Keren Ann. The cover of Suicide’s Ghost Rider was recorded with drummer Matt Johnson (Jeff Buckley), and Nico Muhly contributes string arrangements to the EP opener, a deconstructed organic reworking of FKA twigs’ ‘Papi Pacify’, which is available to stream below. 

Pre-order the limited edition CD and 12" from the Domino Mart or digitally from iTunes.

David Byrne said the following on working with Anna:

‘I’m a big fan of Anna's two records... and I caught her tour after her first record at Bowery Ballroom here in NY. ‘Epic’ I think is the word that is often used. So when Thomas Bartlett said he was going to be in the studio producing an EP of Anna doing covers I immediately agreed to join in. I was invited to suggest songs and I loved the last Keren Ann record and I thought Strange Weather had a haunting quality that might suit Anna.... so we did that, and Anna then suggested I join in on the Connan Mockasin track she'd done too.’

 

WHITE LUNG SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR "FACE DOWN"

White Lung | 05/15/14

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White Lung have dosed us with another visceral video, "Face Down", from their upcoming full-length album, Deep Fantasy, out June 17th via Domino.

Vocalist Mish Way explains the video: "Basically, I had this really big vision for it where I wanted to rip off two different old videos, one involving Anthony Kiedis. But then, I asked Pierce McGary to do it and I knew he would have a totally different perspective and make it all "Pierce", which was exactly what I wanted. His filming style reflects this L7 video I love "Stuck Here Again" and he turned it out."
 


Deep Fantasy
is their third full-length and proves White Lung to be every bit as confrontational as before, but it appears that Vancouver’s hard hitting rock n’ roll outfit have opened their sound up just enough to draw listeners in before kicking them in the face. (In a good way.)  Way is more provocative and melodic than ever on Deep Fantasy, lyrically surveying addiction (“Drown With the Monster”), body dysmorphia (“Snake Jaw”) and sexual dynamics (“Down It Goes,”) amongst other dinner table topics.  Guitarist Kenneth William, a devotee of Johnny Marr “plays with the speed of an 80s hardcore dude” whirled in Anne-Marie Vassiliou’s relentless and seemingly effortless approach to drumming.

After a year plus of near constant touring behind last album, Sorry — which won raves from Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and Interview —White Lung slimmed to a trio in the studio; Mish Way, drummer Anne-Marie Vassiliou and guitarist Kenneth William. Deep Fantasy was made primarily in Vancouver with producer Jesse Gander (who also did both Sorry and their 2010 debut It’s the Evil) in just two, ten day-long sessions at the end of last year and the start of this one.  Kenneth William handled bass duties on Deep Fantasy while Wax Idols' Hether Fortune will take up bass and backing vocal duties on tour for the foreseeable future.

Deep Fantasy will be available to pre-order. 1,000 limited edition (WIGLP335X) coke bottle clear vinyl with a 9"x24" folded screen-printed poster will be available, plus 50 randomly selected fans will receive a fanzine designed by the band. This will be available through Dom Mart and Indies.  Pre-order the album HERE and through iTunes HERE

White Lung 2014 Tour Dates:

05-15 - Futrum, Prague, Czech Rep
05-16 - Arena at Dreiraum, Vienna, Austria
05-17 - Strom, Munich, Germany
05-18 - 1210, Stuttgart, Germany
05-20 - MTC, Cologne, Germany
05-21 - DB’s, Utrecht, Holland
05-22 - 100 Club, London, UK
05-23/25 - Dot to Dot Festival UK
05-26 - Gold Sounds Fest, Leeds, UK
06-05 - Factory Theatre, Sydney (co-headline w/Upset)
06-06 - Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane (co-headline w/ Upset)
06-07 - The Tote, Melbourne (co-headline w/ Upset)
06-09 - Howler, Melbourne (co-headline w/ Upset)
06-11 - Churchills, Christchurch, NZ
06-12 - Bodega, Wellington, NZ
06-13 - Kings Arms, Auckland, NZ
06-19 - Dickens Pub, Calgary, Canada
06-21 - Sled Island Music Festival, Calgary, Canada
06-24 - Golden Tea House, Philadelphia, PA
06-25 - Saint Vitus, Brooklyn, NY
06-26 - Mercury Lounge, New York, NY
06-27 - Le Divan Orange, Montreal, QC
06-28 - The Garrison, Toronto, ON
06-29 - The Garrison, Toronto, ON
07-25/27 - Fuji Rock Festival, Niigata, Japan

 

ANNA CALVI ANNOUNCES 'STRANGE WEATHER' EP, LISTEN TO 'PAPI PACIFY' COVER

Anna Calvi | 05/13/14

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Anna Calvi is to release a 5 track covers EP entitled ‘Strange Weather’, on July 15, 2014. Produced by Thomas Bartlett (The National, Antony and the Johnsons, Sam Amidon) and recorded in New York, the EP features covers of tracks by Suicide, David Bowie, FKA twigs, Connan Mockasin as well as a stunning collaboration with David Byrne on the title track, a cover of Keren Ann’s ‘Strange Weather’

The cover of Suicide’s Ghost Rider was recorded with drummer Matt Johnson (Jeff Buckley), and Nico Muhly contributes string arrangements to the EP opener, a deconstructed organic reworking of FKA twigs’ ‘Papi Pacify.’ Listen to the FKA twigs cover below:

Strange Weather EP tracklisting:

1. Papi Pacify (FKA twigs)
2. I’m The Man, That Will Find You (Connan Mockasin) – featuring David Byrne
3. Ghost Rider (Suicide)
4. Strange Weather (Keren Ann) – Anna Calvi and David Byrne
5. Lady Grinning Soul (David Bowie) 

Pre-order the limited edition CD and 12" from the Domino Mart. 

David Byrne said the following on working with Anna:

‘I’m a big fan of Anna's two records... and I caught her tour after her first record at Bowery Ballroom here in NY. ‘Epic’ I think is the word that is often used. So when Thomas Bartlett said he was going to be in the studio producing an EP of Anna doing covers I immediately agreed to join in. I was invited to suggest songs and I loved the last Keren Ann record and I thought Strange Weather had a haunting quality that might suit Anna.... so we did that, and Anna then suggested I join in on the Connan Mockasin track she'd done too.’

 

AUSTRA ANNOUNCE HABITAT EP; LISTEN TO TITLE TRACK

Austra | 05/06/14

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Austra is set to release a brand new four-track Habitat EP on June 17th. Listen to the title track below.

“Habitat is an old song that we've waited almost three years to release, says the band's Katie Stelmanis. "It didn't seem to fit with the sounds of Feel it Break or Olympia, so we decided to finally put it out as a single along with 3 new instrumental tracks. There's a lot of live versions of the song online but people have always pressed us to make a proper recording, so we are especially excited to announce these limited-edition physical copies of the EP. It’s a euro-style computer music experiment produced with love from me, Maya, and Dorian." 

The band recently completed US west coast dates with Chvrches after having performed at Coachella. In addition to a series of upcoming North American festivals such as Sasquatch in George, WA and Field Trip in Toronto, the band have several UK and European shows over the summer. See all dates below.

Austra's last studio album Olympia was 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. 

Pre-order the limited-edition of 500 hand-numbered Habitat 12" here from Austra’s online store or digitally from iTunes.  All pre-orders will receive a download of 'Habitat' instantly.

05-24 George, WA - Sasquatch Festival
06-07 Toronto, ON - Field Trip Festival
06-21 Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Jazz Festival
07-03 Arosa, ES - Festival Do Norte Isla De Arosa
07-05 La Geltru, ES - Vida Festival Vilanova I
07-10 London, UK - Oval Space
07-11 Liege, BE - Les Ardentes Music Festival
07-14 Bruges, BE - Cactus Festival
07-19 Chiaverano, IT - A Night Like This Festival
08-09 Squamish, BC - Squamish Festival
09-05 Berlin, DE - Festival Berlin

 

JON HOPKINS "WE DISAPPEAR FEAT. LULU JAMES"; JULY NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Jon Hopkins | 05/01/14

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Today, Jon Hopkins shares “We Disappear feat. Lulu James,” a collaborative reworking of the opening track from the Mercury-nominated Immunity. Listen to it below. The title track will be available backed with a remix by Moderat digitally and on 12” vinyl on June 30. The title track is available to purchase digitally now.

This is the second collaboration on an Immunity single, following up “Breathe This Air feat. Purity Ring.” A fan of Hopkins’ work, and known for her beautifully emotive, atmospheric vocals, it seemed right for rising star Lulu James to contribute vocals to “We Disappear.” The pair met when performing at Unknown Festival in Croatia, then soon after put down vocals at Hopkins' London studio. Hopkins then built a new version of the track around James' contributions, and the result is much sparser, and almost Lynchian - darkly atmospheric, pulsing and retaining the urgency of the original, but adding new depth with James' stunningly soulful vocal performance.

Since the release of Immunity, Jon Hopkins has taken his live show around all corners of the globe and played some of his biggest shows to date. This summer, Hopkins will return to North America for several headline shows and festival performances including Pitchfork Music Festival and Osheaga. All North American shows go on sale tomorrow, Friday May 2.  A full list of dates is below.

05-01 Liverpool, UK - Liverpool Sound City
05-02 Helsinki, FI - Kaiku
05-03 Brussels, BE - AB
05-09 Warsaw, PL - Free Form Festival
05-10 Brighton, UK - The Great Escape
05-22 Berlin, DE - Electronic Beats
05-23 Köln, DE - Melt! Klub Weekender
05-24 Rome, IT - Spring Attitude Festival
05-31 Nagano, JP - Taico Festival
06-05 Paris, FR - Villette Sonique
06-07 London, UK - Field Day
06-08 Manchester, UK - Park Life
06-13 Barcelona, ES - Sónar
06-14 Lisbon, PT - Musicbox
06-21 Clonmellon, IE - Body & Soul
07-11-13 Saugerties, NY - The Hudson Project
07-13 Boston, MA - The Sinclair
07-17 New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
07-19 Toronto, ON - Time Music Festival
07-20 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07-22 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club
07-23 Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
07-24 San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine
07-26 Los Angeles, CA - The Echoplex
07-31 Miami, FL - Bardot
08-01-03 Montreal, QC - Osheaga
08-06 Oslo, NO - Øya Festival
08-09 Skipton, UK - Beacons Festival
08-29 Pula, HR - Dimensions Festival

 

'PALO ALTO' SDTRK FEATURES NEW SONG BY BLOOD ORANGE'S DEVONTE HYNES

Blood Orange | 04/25/14

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Devonté Hynes – who released the highly acclaimed Cupid Deluxe just last year under the moniker Blood Orange – has scored the major motion picture Palo Alto, Gia Coppola’s adaptation of the book by the film’s star James Franco.  The film’s official soundtrack, which features a brand new song from Hynes – the first new track since the release of Cupid Deluxe, last year – will be physically released on Domino Records on CD/LP on June 3, 2014, and is available digitally today.  Entitled Palo Alto (Music From The Motion Picture), the soundtrack features Hynes, as well as songs by Coconut Records’ Jason Schwartzman, Rooney’s Robert Schwartzman, Mac Demarco, and more.

 
PRESS HERE to download the soundtrack now via iTunes, and PRESS HERE to pre-order a physical copy from the Domino Mart.

Tracklist
01. Devonté Hynes - Palo Alto  
02. Mac Demarco - Ode To Viceroy
03. Robert Schwartzman - Fútbol Americano
04. Blood Orange - Champagne Coast
05. Tonstartssbandht - 5FT7
06. Coconut Records - Is This Sound Okay?
07. Nat & Alex Wolff - Rock Star (Movie Version)
08. Francesco Pennino - Senza Mamma
09. Robert Schwartzman - Graveyard
10. Robert Schwartzman - So Bad
11. Devonté Hynes - April's Daydream
12. Robert Schwartzman - It’s You
13. Jack Kilmer - T.M.
14. Blood Orange - You’re Not Good Enough

Following the release of Cupid Deluxe, Dev Hynes has very quickly established himself as one of the most prolific musicians, songwriters and producers in the industry right now. Hynes recently played to massive crowds for his very first Coachella performance, sold out must-see shows in NYC, LA and San Francisco, and recently performed as a special guest at this year’s Armory Week party for the MoMA.  Cupid Deluxe made countless year-end lists, including NPR Music’s “Top 50 Albums of 2014,” Rolling Stones’ “Top 100 Songs of 2014” and many more.   GQ recently called him “2014’s answer to Lou Reed,” while the New York Times gushed, “The work of Devonté Hynes radiates a thorough, passionate, forgetting-to-eat-or-sleep love for the last 30 years of pop.”

Hynes has also recently announced a rare performance in NYC on August 16th and Central Park Summerstage, following his festival set at Lollapalooza in Chicago on August 1st.

 

WHITE LUNG SHARE NEW TRACK, "SNAKE JAW"

White Lung | 04/23/14

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White Lung hit us with another ripper, "Snake Jaw" which is included as the B-Side to their Drown With The Monster 7” which is out next Tuesday,
April 29, 12014 on Domino Recording Co.

"Snake Jaw" is also featured on White Lung’s upcoming full-length album, Deep Fantasy, out June 17, 2014.

Rookie Magazine had the lead with the track and spoke to Mish Way about the song’s themes:

“That song’s about body dysmorphia and its residuals. I feel like I there are two women battling in my head sometimes: my completely confident self who can tell anyone to fuck off at the flick of a finger, and this other woman who hates herself, her body, and her mind, not because she actually hates herself, but because she has been told by her culture to hate herself for not being MORE, BETTER, THINNER, PRETTIER. Being crippled by a hatred for your own body—why? How did that happen to our fucking culture?”



Their third full-length album, Deep Fantasy, proves White Lung to be every bit as confrontational as before, but it appears the hard hitting rock n’ roll outfit have opened their sound up just enough to draw listeners in before kicking them in the face. (In a good way.)

After a year plus of near constant touring behind last album, Sorry — which won raves from Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and Interview —White Lung slimmed to a trio in the studio; vocalist Mish Way, drummer Anne-Marie Vassiliou and guitarist Kenneth William.  Deep Fantasy was made primarily in Vancouver, British Columbia with producer Jesse Gander (who also worked on both Sorry and their 2010 debut It’s The Evil) in just two, ten day-long sessions at the end of last year and the start of this one.  William handled bass duties on Deep Fantasy while Wax Idols' Hether Fortune will take up bass and backing vocal duties on tour for the foreseeable future.

Way is more provocative and melodic than ever on Deep Fantasy, lyrically surveying addiction ("Drown With The Monster"), body dysmorphia ("Snake Jaw") and sexual dynamics ("Down It Goes") amongst other dinner table topics.  Kenneth, a devotee of Johnny Marr “plays with the speed of an 80s hardcore dude” whirled in Vassiliou’s relentless and seemingly effortless approach to drumming.

Deep Fantasy will be available to pre-order. 1,000 limited edition LPS (WIGLP335X) Coke Bottle Clear vinyl with a 9"x24" folded screen-printed poster will be available, plus 50 randomly selected fans will receive a fanzine designed by the band. This will be available through Domino Mart and can be pre-ordered HERE.

The new White Lung 7" single "Drown With The Monster" is available digitally (RUG548D) and will be available on limited edition 7" (RUIG548) on April 29, 2014 via Domino Mart HERE and via iTunes HERE.

White Lung 2014 Live Dates:

05-10 - Coalition, The Great Escape Festival - Brighton, UK
05-11 - Louisiana - Bristol, UK
05-13 - Molotow - Hamburg, Germany
05-14 - Magnet - Berlin, Germany
05-15 - Futrum - Prague, Czech Rep
05-16 - Arena at Dreiraum - Vienna, Austria
05-17 - Strom - Munich, Germany
05-18 - 1210 - Stuttgart, Germany
05-20 - MTC - Cologne, Germany
05-21 - DB’s - Utrecht, Holland
05-22 - 100 Club - London, UK
05-26 - Gold Sounds Fest - Leeds, UK
06-25 - Saint Vitus, Brooklyn, NY
06-26 - Mercury Lounge - New York, NY
06-27 - Le Divan Orange - Montreal, QC
06-28 - The Garrison - Toronto, ON
07-25 - Fuji Rock Festival - Niigata, Japan

 

REAL ESTATE DEBUT NEW VIDEO ON 'FUNNY OR DIE'; ANNOUNCE NEW TOUR DATES

Real Estate | 04/14/14

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Real Estate
are debuting their brand new video for their forthcoming single, "Crime", exclusively on the comedic website Funny Or Die today.  Directed by Tom Scharpling, the video stars actor Andy Daly (Eastbound & Down, currently starring on Review from Comedy Central), who just so happens to hail from the very same hometown as the band: Ridgewood, New Jersey.  How's that for kismet?

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR "CRIME" HERE

This completes the comedic pas de deux for the group as the band made their national television debut with an appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman on the CBS Network last week.  You can view their performance of lead single "Talking Backwards" right HERE.

Atlas has been one of the most acclaimed albums of 2014, earning a Pitchfork Best New Music, spotlights in Rolling Stone, NPR, Time Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly and much more. The New York Times Magazine calls Atlas “the first important record of 2014.”

Having just successfully completed their first leg of touring in support of Atlas with a run of sold-out concerts, the band have announced a new string of live dates, including summer festival appearances at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, Illinois, The Woodsist Festival in Big Sur, California and Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tennessee along with their biggest headlining shows to date at The Fillmore in San Francisco and Terminal 5 back "home" in New York.


2014 Tour Dates:
05-23 - Manchester, UK - Dot To Dot Festival
05-24 - Bristol, UK - Dot To Dot Festival
05-25 - Nottingham, UK - Dot To Dot Festival
05-26 - Glasgow, UK - The Classic Grand
05-27 - Dublin, IE - Whelan's
05-29 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Festival
05/30-31 - Neustrelitz, Germany - Immergut Festival
06-02 - Paris, FR - Trabendo
06/12-15 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
07-20 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07/24-27 - Denver, CO - The UMS
08-01 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
08-02 - Sonoma, CA - Gundlach-Bundschu Winery
08-03 - Santa Cruz, CA - Catalyst Atrium
08-05 - Big Sur, CA - Woodsist Festival
08/08-10 - Helsinki, FI - Flow Festival
8/14-17 - Wales, UK - Green Man Festival
09-27 - Frederick, MD - Flying Dog Brewery
10-02 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
10-29 - London, UK - Shepherds Bush Empire

You can purchase Atlas via all good record stores, iTunes and the Domino MART.

Unfortunately, we cannot provide any purchasing links for Jared Frenkel's Blood Lords novels, in spite of great effort to do so.

"Crime"
Written & Directed by Tom Scharpling - http://www.productioncompanyproductions.com/
Produced & Edited by Rob Hatch-Miller & Puloma Basu
Starring: Andy Daly, Nick Kroll, Stephanie Twyford Baldwin, Chiz Schultz, John Trowbridge, Ikeem Allen, Richie Rodriguez, Aedn Bowater, Charlie Hankin, Joy Song, Mackenzie Luzzi & Michael Lisk
Director Of Photography: Mike Rossetti
Gaffer: Danny April
Steadicam: Jamie Northrup
1st ACs: Cole Koehler & Rebecca Rajadnya
2nd AC: Samantha Panger
Grips: Ethan June & Brian Yankou
Art Director: Simone Duff
Prop Master: Max Wixom
Hair & Makeup: Kristy Strate, Jess Coppa & Lilia Martinez
Wardrobe: Meghan Campbell
Colorist: Ben Murray, The Room
Motion Graphics: Joe Posner
Re-Recording Mixer: Dan Dzula
Key PA: James Kenny
Production Assistants: Barry Marino & Aaron Smith
Thanks: Allison Cohn, Nate Dern, No. 7 Restaurant, Tyler Kord, 5050 Skatepark, Ed Pollio, Angelica Popolano, Mick Management, Harrison Woliner, Kathi Scharer & Sean Marquand

 

BLOOD ORANGE ANNOUNCES UNCLE ACE REMIX PLUS VIDEO

Blood Orange | 04/10/14

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Last year Blood Orange – aka Devonté Hynes – released his sophomore LP under that moniker, entitled Cupid Deluxe, one of the most anticipated and widely acclaimed albums of 2013. Today Blood Orange announces a 12” featuring remixes of the standout track “Uncle ACE,” which is out May 19th but available TODAY as a digital bundle. Click HERE to pre-order through Dom Mart.

Kindness directed a music video for “Uncle ACE (Kindness Remix feat. Robert Owens),”which follows Hynes around his childhood hometown of Ilford in Essex. The video also features a text Q&A about his upbringing, hometown and how his environment influenced him as a musician and adult. 

Dev Hynes has made a name for himself as one of the most exciting voices creating and producing music right now. Click HERE to buy Cupid Deluxe via iTunes, and HERE via Domino Mart.

Blood Orange - Uncle ACE (Remixes) Tracklist:

1. Blood Orange - Uncle ACE 

2. Blood Orange - Uncle ACE (Kindness Remix feat. Robert Owens) 

3. Blood Orange - Uncle ACE (a/jus/ted Remix) 

Tour Dates

13/04/14              USA: Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

14/04/14              USA: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre – SOLD OUT

15/04/14              USA: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall – SOLD OUT

20/04/14              USA: Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

1/08/14                USA: Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza

 

WILD BEASTS 'A SIMPLE BEAUTIFUL TRUTH' VIDEO; NEW NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

Wild Beasts | 04/07/14

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Watch the new video below for 'A Simple Beautiful Truth' from Wild Beasts most recent studio album, Present Tense

The band discusses their inspiration behind the video, filmed by Klaus Thymann:

"We were inspired enough by the absurdist approach taken by Talking Heads to don electric suits and dance in the ether on the top of a Beacons mountain. We wanted to capture the weightlessness of a song like 'A Simple Beautiful Truth,' to attempt something so ridiculous as to be sublime. The experience was strangely liberating and we asked ourselves why we hadn't done this before."

After performing sold out US release shows earlier this year in New York and Los Angeles, we're happy to announce a July North American headlining tour dates that includes Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, IL. More US dates will be announced soon. Check out the dates below their performance of 'A Simple Beautiful Truth' on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic. Watch/hear the rest of the session here.

Wild Beasts North American tour dates:
07-11 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
07-12 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
07-14 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair *
07-15 Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre *
07-16 Toronto, ON - The Mod Club
07-19 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival

* w/ Mutual Benefit

 

YOUR FRIEND 'JEKYLL/HYDE' OUT THIS WEEK; NEW US TOUR DATES

Your Friend | 04/07/14

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Jekyll/Hyde is the debut EP by Your Friend, the moniker of Taryn Blake Miller, out this week. Order it on CD, 12" from the Domino Mart, your local record store or digitally from iTunes. The six tracks that make up the EP were honed during a whirlwind few months that saw Miller graduate from playing house shows to bigger venues.

In addition to having recently been profiled as one of NPR Music’s 100 Great Discoveries at SXSW 2014 and chosen as one of SPIN’s 5 Best New Artists, Your Friend has announced new US support dates with Real Estate and Courtney Barnett. Headlining dates will be announced soon.

Watch the Dalton and Austin Paley-directed video for "Tame One", which shows Miller's life in her adopted hometown of Lawrence, KS, and performing live with the tight knit community of musicians, some of whom recorded with her on the EP. Also, watch video from a recent performance from the Kansas University Natural History Museum for hometown station KJHK below her tour dates.

Your Friend live dates:

04-10 Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall ^
05-04 Lawrence, KS – Seed Co. Studios (Love Garden's 24th Anniversary Celebration)*
07-01 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge @
07-02 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge @
07-04 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound @

^w/ Real Estate
* w/ Woods, Blood on the Wall, Oils
@ w/ Courtney Barnett

 

STREAM AVEY TARE'S SLASHER FLICKS 'ENTER THE SLASHER HOUSE' NOW

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks | 04/02/14

Next week, April 8 (April 7 in the rest of the world) sees the release of Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks debut ‘Enter the Slasher House,’. Check out the visual stream of the entire album now for a limited time below and on the band’s website. The visuals for the album stream were created by Abby Portner.  See the previously released videos for lead single ‘Little Fang’ and ‘Strange Colores.’

The band will head out on a North American tour including a stop at the recently announced Pitchfork Music Festival in July. Dustin Wong will support all non-festival dates. All dates are below and a special ticket and album bundle is available to purchase now from the band's site, which also contains live performance footage.

Pre-order ‘Enter the Slasher House’ on CD, double heavyweight LP from the band's storethe Domino Mart and digitally from iTunes and get an instant gratification download of “Little Fang” and “Strange Colores.” Also, find it in your local record stores next week.  

Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks dates:

04-14 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
04-16 Minneapolis, MN  - Triple Rock Social Club*
04-17 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre*
04-18 Ann Arbor, MI – The Blind Pig*
04-19 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace*
04-21 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*
04-22 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall*
04-24 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s*
04-25 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall*
04-26 to 04-27 Asheville, NC – Moogfest
04-28 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups*
04-29 Nashville, TN – Exit In*
04-30 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Purgatory Stage)*
05-02 New Orleans, LA – Parish at House of Blues*
05-03 to 05-04 Austin, TX – Austin Psych Fest
07-18 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07-18 to 7-20 Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival

*w/ Dustin Wong

 

ARCTIC MONKEYS ANNOUNCE WEST COAST TOUR DATES

Arctic Monkeys | 03/31/14

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Arctic Monkeys have announced additional US tour dates in August.   The band recently completed a sold out headlining tour, which included the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City.  The 2014 BRIT Award winners will perform in San Diego at the SDSU Open Air Theatre on August 6th and in Los Angeles at the Staples Center on August 7th.   Tickets go on sale to the

general public at 10am on Friday, April 4th.  More dates will be announced soon! For more information please visit ArcticMonkeys.com.

It has been a monumental year for Arctic Monkeys with their triumphant return to the headlining spot at Glastonbury and selling out venues across the US and Europe in support of their album AM. Their single “Do I Wanna Know?” has been #1 Alternative Track in the US for 9 weeks.  AM gave the band their 5th consecutive UK #1 album and, at #6, their highest ever Billboard Chart placing.  The band recently earned multiple wins at the UK’s GRAMMY-equivalent BRIT AWARDS, where they took home the two major titles of Best British Band and Album Of The Year, and at the fan-voted NME Awards, where they won five awards.

Check out the band’s video for “Arabella,” which was directed by Jake Nava. PRESS HERE to watch the band perform their new single “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High” from Late Show with David Letterman.

Tour Dates (New Dates in Bold)
June 14                    Louisville, KY @ Iroquois Amphitheater *
June 12th – 15th       Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
June 17                    Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE Outdoors *
June 18                    Lewiston, NY @ Artpark *
June 20-22nd            Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
June 21                    Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheater *
June 22                    Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica *
June 24                    Indianapolis, IN @ The Lawn at White River State Park *
August 6                  San Diego, CA @ SDSU Open Air Theatre
August 7                  Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center Arena #

*White Denim support
#Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

 

PANDA BEAR TO TOUR NORTH AMERICA

Panda Bear | 03/31/14

Panda Bear will preview new material from his forthcoming solo album on a North American tour launching in May. On this tour he'll be making stops at Austin Psych Fest, Sasquatch, and will play a special NYC show as part of the Red Bull Music Academy & Wordless Music Series at Warsaw. Lennox recently spoke with Under The Radar about the new record, read the full interview here.   

05-02 Austin, TX Austin - Psych Fest
05-03 Austin, TX Austin - Psych Fest
05-04 Austin, TX Austin - Psych Fest
05-16 Washington DC - 9:30 Club #
05-17 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer #
05-18 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw *%
05-20 Toronto, Ontario - Opera House ^
05-21 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall ^
05-22 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore $
05-24 George, WA - Sasquatch Festival
05-26 Pioneertown, CA - Pappy and Harriet's $
05-27 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey $
05-31 Nagano, Japan - Kodamanomori# with Regal Degal

^ with DJ Dog Dick
$ with Peaking Lights
* with Dâm-Funk
% with Torn Hawk

 

WHITE LUNG ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'DEEP FANTASY' OUT JUNE 17, 2014

White Lung | 03/27/14

Image: Deep Fantasy

 WHITE LUNG ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM DEEP FANTASY OUT JUNE 17, 2014

Resilient and hard hitting rock n’ roll outfit, White Lung are set to release their third album Deep Fantasy via Domino Recording Co. on June 17th.  The band is every bit as confrontational as before, but they’ve managed to open their sound up just enough to draw listeners in before kicking them in the face. (In a good way.)

After a year plus of near constant touring behind Sorry — which won raves from Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and Interview —White Lung slimmed to a trio in the studio; vocalist Mish Way, drummer Anne-Marie Vassiliou and guitarist Kenneth William.  Deep Fantasy was made primarily in Vancouver with producer Jesse Gander (who also did both Sorry and their 2010 debut It’s The Evil) in just two, ten day-long sessions at the end of last year and the start of this one.  William handled bass duties on Deep Fantasy while Wax Idols' Hether Fortune will take up bass and backing vocal duties on tour for the foreseeable future.

Way is more provocative and melodic than ever on Deep Fantasy, lyrically surveying addiction (“Drown With The Monster”), body dysmorphia (“Snake Jaw”) and sexual dynamics (“Down It Goes,”) amongst other dinner table topics.  William, a devotee of Johnny Marr “plays with the speed of an 80s hardcore dude” whirled in Vassiliou’s relentless and seemingly effortless approach to drumming.

HEAR MISH’S PLAYLIST: ‘SONGS THAT INSPIRED DEEP FANTASY’ HERE

Venom - "Welcome To Hell"
Dirty Trick - "Back Off Evil"
Johnny Kidd and The Pirates - "Please Don't Touch"
The Mamas and The Papas - "Dedicated To The One I Love"
Van Morrison - "Joe Harper Saturday Morning"
Oasis - "Rock N' Roll Star"
Rolling Stones - "Sway"
ABBA - "S.O.S."
Corrosion Of Conformity - "Positive Outlook"
Roky Erickson - "Sweet Honey Pie"
Girlschool - "Yeah Right"
Charles Bukowski - "The Sex Fiend"


White Lung
Deep Fantasy
Domino Recording Co.

June 17, 2014
Digital / CD / LP / Limited LP

 Deep Fantasy will be available June 17th through Domino Mart.

You may pre-order the album HERE

There will only be 1,000 Limited Edition LPS for the entire world, which consists of 150 gram Coke Bottle Clear vinyl and a 9"x24" folded screen-printed poster.  Also, randomly selected and limited to 50 orders, one may receive a 'zine' designed by White Lung!

SIDE A:
1 – Drown With The Monster
2 – Down It Goes
3 – Snake Jaw
4 – Face Down
5 – I Believe You

SIDE B:
6 – Wrong Star
7 – Just For You
8 – Sycophant
9 – Lucky One
10 – In Your Home

White Lung 2014 Tour Dates:
5/10: The Great Escape Festival – Brighton, UK
5/11: Louisiana – Bristol, UK
5/13: Molotow – Hamburg, Germany
5/14: Magnet – Berlin, Germany
5/15: Futrum – Prague, Czech Rep
5/16: Arena at Dreiraum – Vienna, Austria
5/17: Strom – Munich, Germany
5/18: 1210 – Stuttgart, Germany
5/20: MTC – Cologne, Germany
5/21: DB’s – Utrecht, Holland
5/22: 100 Club – London, UK
5/26: Gold Sounds Fest – Leeds, UK
6/24: Golden Tea House – Philadelphia, PA
6/25: Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
6/26: Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
6/27: Le Divan Orange – Montreal, QC
6/29: The Garrison – Toronto, ON
7/25: Fuji Rock Festival – Niigata, Japan

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AVEY TARE'S SLASHER FLICKS 'STRANGE COLORES' VIDEO; ON TOUR SOON!

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks | 03/23/14

Image: ATSF Strange Colores video still

'Strange Colores' is the second track to be shared from Enter the Slasher House, the debut album from Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks out April 8, 2014 (April 7 in the rest of the world). Watch the Oliva Wyatt-directed video below. The song is a love song, drenched in a wall of color: “nicest light you would like a taste,” sings Avey on the track.

This is following the video for the 'Little Fang' directed by Abby Portner, which you can watch below as well:

The band will head out on a North American tour following the album’s release. All US dates are below and a special ticket and album bundle is available to purchase now from the band's site, which also contains live performance footage. Pre-order ‘Enter the Slasher House’ on CD, double heavyweight LP from the band's store or Domino Mart and digitally from iTunes and get an instant mp3 download of ‘Little Fang.’

04-14 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
04-16 Minneapolis, MN  - Triple Rock Social Club*
04-17 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre*
04-18 Ann Arbor, MI – The Blind Pig*
04-19 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace*
04-21 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*
04-22 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall*
04-24 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s*
04-25 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall*
04-26 to 04-27 Asheville, NC – Moogfest
04-28 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups*
04-29 Nashville, TN – Exit In*
04-30 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Purgatory Stage)*
05-02 New Orleans, LA – Parish at House of Blues*
05-03 to 05-04 Austin, TX – Austin Psych Fest
07-18 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07-18 to 7-20 Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival

 

DOMINO AT RECORD STORE DAY 2014

03/14/14

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Domino is happy to once again be involved with Record Store Day which will take place on April 19th 2013. A range of special edition releases listed below will be sold exclusively through independent outlets around the country and you can read more about each release further down the page.

Domino will be releasing the following:

Julia Holter – ‘Don't Make Me Over’ /‘Hello Stranger’ AA-side 7”

Hamilton Leithauser – ‘Alexandra’ and ‘In The Shallows’ B-side 7”

Steve Mason – Monkey Minds in the Devil’s Time Greg Wilson mixes 12”

Villagers – ‘Occupy Your Mind’ 7” 

Julia Holter – ‘Don't Make Me Over’ by Dionne Warwick and ‘Hello Stranger’ 7”

Julia Holter's 7" single features a brand new, full band studio recording of her version of ‘Don't Make Me Over’, a song originally performed by Dionne Warwick and written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. The AA-side is ‘Hello Stranger’, another cover (this time of Barbara Lewis) and one of the highlights of last year's much-lauded Loud City Song album. The single's beautiful artwork was designed by long-time Holter collaborator Rick Bahto.

Hamilton Leithauser – ‘Alexandra’ and ‘In The Shallows’ B-side 7”

Having announced his debut solo album Black Hours via Ribbon Music on May 5th, Hamilton Leithauser is marking a new chapter in his career, beginning by releasing a special double-sided 7” for Record Store Day.

‘Alexandra’’, the first track to be taken from Black Hours , will be available on 7” vinyl. The B-side will be ‘In The Shallows’, a brand new track recorded during Hamilton’s album sessions. Guests across the two tracks include Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend), Morgan Henderson (Fleet Foxes), Paul Maroon (The Walkmen), Richard Swift (The Shins/solo) and Hugh McIntosh from Leithauser’s first band, The Recoys. 

Watch the video for ‘Alexandra’ below

Villagers – Occupy Your Mind 7”

Having won Ireland’s prestigious Meteor Choice Music Prize for their album {Awayland} last month, Villagers are set to release their new; James-Ford produced single ‘Occupy Your Mind’ on limited edition clear vinyl on Record Store Day. The 7” release will be backed by new track ‘Beatitudes’ exclusively for the occasion.

Watch the video for ‘Occupy Your Mind’ below

 

DOMINO AT SXSW 2014

03/10/14

We're packing up our bags and so are Petite Noir, Real Estate and Your Friend. We'll see you down in Austin!

Real Estate
03-13 4:15 pm - Radio Stage -- Austin Convention Center (KCSN Radio)
03-13 3:15 pm - Bar 96 (Filter Party)
03-14 12:00 pm - Big Orange Studios (Converse Rubbertracks)
03-14 5:30 pm - Spotify House @ 901 E. 6th St. (Spotify Session)
03-14 1:00 am - Central Presbyterian Church (Pitchfork Showcase)

Petite Noir
03-14 t.b.d. - Cheer Up Charlies / Club Deville  (Solange Knowles presents Saint Heron)
03-14 1:00 am - Velveeta Room (Pop Montreal)
03-15 11:20 pm - Bungalow (Okay Africa)

Your Friend
03-12 12:15pm - Sidebar (BANNERS party)
03-12 3:15pm - Lewis Carnegie (Austin Bat Cave and Amy Poehler's Smart Girls)
03-13 12:00am - Red 7 (Ground Control Touring SXSW showcase)
03-14 3:30pm - Shangri-La (Midcoast Takeover)

 

 

ARCHIE BRONSON OUTFIT'S NEW ALBUM WILD CRUSH; LISTEN TO 'TWO DOVES ON A LAKE'

Archie Bronson Outfit | 03/06/14

Image: ABO Wild Crush Announcement

Archie Bronson Outfit -- the duo of S. Windett and Arp Cleveland -- will release Wild Crush, their fourth album and first since 2010’s Coconut, on May 10th via Domino Record Co. Having waved farewell to founding member D Hobday and welcomed live collaborator Kristian Robinson (aka Capitol K) to help with some production and analogue synthesizer duties, the sound of Archie Bronson Outfit in 2014 consists of driving rhythms, howling romance, distortion, and echo, but with a new clarity of vision. The album, recorded in the band’s hometown of Bath and featuring Duke Garwood on baritone sax, is the sound of Archie Bronson moving forward with confidence and surety -- it’s their most exhilaratingly direct music to date.

The musical journey of A.B.O.’s Windett and Cleveland is built on instinct and intuition with distinct nods to their shared musical passions, from driving krautrock motorik beats, moments of classic psych disorientation, to journeys deep into the heart of the Mississippi blues heartlands or “O Superman” pioneering spirit of N.Y. circa 1981. Since the release of Coconut, circumstances have changed for both -- Cleveland moved from London to the Cornish wilds and Windett established himself as a world-renowned painter with successful shows in London, Los Angeles, New York and Dusseldorf – a fact reflected in the album’s overriding topical thread of the search for salvation and transition via romance and escape.

Listen to album opener 'Two Doves On A Lake' below.

 

The album will be released on standard LP and limited edition purple-colored vinyl, CD and digitally. Also, for the audiophiles, the album was mastered at half speed for maximum aural pleasure, the first Domino album to use this process. Pre-orders through the Domino Mart or iTunes come with an instant mp3 download of “Two Doves On A Lake.” 

Wild Crush tracklisting
1.  Two Doves On A Lake
2.  In White Relief
3.  We Are Floating
4.  Love To Pin You Down
5.  Lori From The Outer Reaches
6.  Cluster Up & Hover
7.  Glory, Sweat And Flow
8.  Hunch Your Body, Love Somebody
9.  Country Miles

 

AVEY TARE'S SLASHER FLICKS 'LITTLE FANG' VIDEO; APRIL TOUR DATES

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks | 03/05/14

Image: Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks video still

We're excited to share the new video for “Little Fang,” the first video from Enter The Slasher House from Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks out April 8, 2014 (April 7 in the rest of the world).

Directed by long time Avey Tare / Animal Collective collaborator Abby Portner, the video tells the misadventure of Little Fang's journey to the cerebral carnival. The Little Fang puppet (part cat, part werewolf) was created by the renowned Jim Henson's Creature Shop and was wrangled by Michael Wick (Nightmare Before Christmas) and puppet mastered by Tim Lagasse (Crash and Bernstein & Sesame Street). Abby shot the video on location at Dorton's LA Carnival in Riverside, CA and at McCadden Studio Space in Hollywood, CA. 

"I think my goal for this video was to keep everything mostly in camera and handmade. I ended up using visual effects throughout the video, but I really wanted to showcase the craft of the things that were made like the puppet and physical set pieces," explains Abby. She goes on, "I also wanted to reference horror movies, like the car scene in Psycho and the lake in Malibu that the little girl climbs out of in the original Frankenstein. Dave [Portner] and I were inspired by Jim Henson, who had a funny dark side, so we tried to make a video that also had light hearted dark side". 

Head over to The Creators Project for behind the scenes photos from the shoot and an in-depth interview with director Abby Portner here.

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

The band will head out on a North American tour following the album’s release. All US dates are below and a special ticket and album bundle is available to purchase now from the band's site, which also contains live performance footage. Pre-order ‘Enter the Slasher House’ on CD, double heavyweight LP from the band's store or Domino Mart and digitally from iTunes and get an instant mp3 download of ‘Little Fang.’

04-14 Denver, Co – Larimer Lounge
04-16 Minneapolis, MN  - Triple Rock Social Club*
04-17 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre*
04-18 Ann Arbor, MI – The Blind Pig*
04-19 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace*
04-21 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*
04-22 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall*
04-24 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s*
04-25 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall*
04-26-04-27 Asheville, NC – Moogfest
04-28 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups*
04-29 Nashville, TN – Exit In*
04-30 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Purgatory Stage)*
05-02 New Orleans, LA – Parish at House of Blues*
05-03-05-04 Austin, TX – Austin Psych Fest
07-18-07-20 Louiseville, KY – Forecastle Festival

*w/ Dustin Wong

 

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

White Lung | 03/04/14

Image: White Lung photo

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

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

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

White Lung Live Dates:
06-25 Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus
06-26: New York, NY - Mercury Lounge

 

OWEN PALLETT SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR 'THE RIVERBED'

Owen Pallett | 02/28/14

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

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

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

 In Conflict will be available on May 13th on CD (WIGCD304), digitally (WIG304D), standard edition LP (WIGLP304) and on limited edition double LP (with 3 bonus tracks) (WIGLP304X) through Dom Mart. You may pre-order the album HERE.  “The Riverbed” is available today for early download for all pre-orders on Dom Mart as well as on iTunes.

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

5/13                 Brooklyn, NY            Glasslands (with Doldrums)
5/14                 New York, NY           Bowery Ballroom (with Doldrums)
5/15                 Philadelphia, PA        Johnny Brenda's (with Doldrums)
5/17                 Boston, MA               Brighton Music Hall (with Doldrums)
5/21                 London, UK               Oval Space
5/23                 Paris, FR                     La Maroquinerie
5/25                 Berlin, DE                  Volksbhune
5/27                 Lisbon, PT                  Lux

"The Riverbed" 

Director • Eva Michon

Executive Producer • Jonathan Craven for the Uprising Creative 

Producer • Alley Curran for the Uprising Creative 

Cinematographer • Drew Bienemann

Editor • Aditya Nair

 

“On A Path"

Director • Steve Kado

Kerning Assistance and Font Guru • Colin Bergh

 

WILD BEASTS 'PRESENT TENSE' OUT NOW; US SHOWS AND OTHER MUSIC INSTORE!

Wild Beasts | 02/27/14

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We're honored to say that Wild Beasts' fourth studio album, Present Tense, is out this week. Purchase it on CD, LP, deluxe LP (sold out!) from the Domino Mart or your local record store, or digitally on iTunes or your preferred digital retailer.

The band will be in North America next week to play two sold out shows. For those of you in New York, you have an opportunity to see them perform a free acoustic instore at Other Music on Monday, March 3 at 8pm. See the flyer below for more details.

Also, the band will be performing live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic on Thursday, March 6. Watch and listen at 11am PST/2pm EST here

03-03 New York, NY - Other Music FREE acoustic instore at 8pm
03-04 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg SOLD OUT!
03-06 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour SOLD OUT!

Watch Present Tense album opener 'Wanderlust' video below and stream 'Sweet Spot' below as well.

Wild Beasts Other Music

 

NEW STUDIO ALBUM FROM PANDA BEAR IN 2014

Panda Bear | 02/22/14

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

 

YOUR FRIEND'S DEBUT RELEASE JEKYLL/HYDE; WATCH 'TAME ONE'

Your Friend | 02/20/14

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We're honored to announce the newest addition to the Domino family, Your Friend, and her debut EP, Jekyll/Hyde. The release is available digitally now and will be out on CD and 12" on April 8, 2014. 

Watch the Dalton and Austin Paley-directed video for Jekyll/Hyde track 'Tame One' below, which gives a glimpse into Taryn Blake Miller’s (AKA Your Friend) life in her adopted hometown of Lawrence, KS, and performing live with the tight knit community of musicians, some of whom recorded with her on the EP. 

In the fall of 2012, Miller and co-producer Jordan Geiger (Hospital Ships), set out to capture Miller's intimate live energy but with refinements. Though her bare-bones stage show was in high demand, she wanted the songs more fleshed out for the record. Bringing in bass, drums and keyboards, as well as layered guitars and vocals, Miller self-released Jekyll/Hyde in August 2013 to an already devoted fan base that quickly multiplied. For the Domino release, Miller and engineers Danny Bowersox and CJ Calhoun added even more depth with freshly recorded live drums and vocals. The result is a captivating debut that sounds fully realized in its ideal form. 

Pre-order Jekyll/Hyde on CD or 12” from the Domino Mart and receive an instant mp3 download of the entire EP. 

Your Friend will be performing at SXSW and announcing more North American shows soon. All dates are below.  

Jekyll/Hyde EP tracklisting:
1. Bangs
2. Peach
3. Pallet
4. Tame One
5. Jekyll/Hyde
6. Expectation/Reality 

Your Friend live dates:
03-13 Austin, TX – Red 7 (Ground Control Touring SXSW showcase)
03-14 Austin, TX - Shangri-La (Midcoast Takeover)
04-05 Kansas City, MO – Middle of the Map Festival
05-04 Lawrence, KS – Seed Co. Studios (Love Garden's 24th Anniversary Celebration) *

Your Friend photo credit by Shawn Brackbill

 

DAN DEACON ON TOUR THIS SPRING; DATES WITH ARCADE FIRE!

Dan Deacon | 02/18/14

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We're happy to announce that Dan Deacon is set to support Arcade Fire on their upcoming arena tour. In addition to the support dates, Deacon will perform solo headlining shows and festivals later this spring. All dates are below. He is currently in the studio recording the follow-up to 2012's America.

Watch the video for America's lead single 'True Thrush' below.

03-06 Louisville, KY - KFC! YUM Center *
03-07 Chicago, IL - Subterranean ^
03-08 Minneapolis, MN - Target Center *
03-09 Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre ^
03-10 Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills *
03-11 Columbus, OH- Rumba Cafe ^
03-12 Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center *
03-13 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre *
03-14 Ottawa, ON - Canadian Tire Centre *
03-15 Ithaca, NY - The Haunt ^
03-16 Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena *
03-17 Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center *
03-18 Bridgeport, CT - Webster Bank Arena *
03-20 Boise, ID - Treefort Festival
03-22 New Orleans - Buku Festival
04-23 to 27 Asheville, NC - Moogfest

* = with Arcade Fire
^ = solo headlining shows

 

JOB ALERT: DIGITAL SALES ACCOUNT MANAGER

02/12/14

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

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

Job Description: Digital Sales Account Manager

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

AVEY TARE'S SLASHER FLICKS' DEBUT ALBUM 'ENTER THE SLASHER HOUSE,' LISTEN TO 'LITTLE FANG'

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks | 02/09/14

Image: Slasher Flicks

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

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

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

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

 

The band will head out on a North American tour following the album’s release. All US dates are below and a special ticket and album bundle is available to purchase now from the band's site, which also contains live performance footage. Pre-order ‘Enter the Slasher House’ on CD, double heavyweight LP from the band's store or Domino Mart and digitally from iTunes and get an instant mp3 download of ‘Little Fang.’

Enter the Slasher House tracklisting:

 1. A Sender
2. Duplex Trip
3. Blind Babe
4. Little Fang
5. Catchy (Was Contagious)
6. That It Won't Grow
7. The Outlaw
8. Roses On The Window
9. Modern Days E
10. Strange Colores
11. Your Card

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks photo by Atiba Jefferson 

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks dates:

04-14 Denver, Co – Larimer Lounge
04-16 Minneapolis, MN  - Triple Rock Social Club*
04-17 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre *
04-18 Ann Arbor, MI – The Blind Pig *
04-19 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace *
04-21 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom *
04-22 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall *
04-24 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny’s Brenda *
04-25 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall *
04-26 Asheville, NC – Moogfest (Orange Peel)
04-28 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups *
04-30 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Purgatory Stage) *
05-02 New Orleans, LA – Parish at House of Blues *
05-03 Austin, TX – Austin Psych Fest

 * w/ Dustin Wong

 
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