4/03/2020

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard announce concert film and live album

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD
ANNOUNCE CHUNKY SHRAPNEL
CONCERT FILM AND ACCOMPANYING DOUBLE LP LIVE ALBUM

ALBUM AVAILABLE DIGITALLY ON APRIL 24
AND PHYSICALLY ON MAY 29

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW FOR APRIL 17
STREAMING FILM PREMIERE

FILMED AND RECORDED DURING 2019 EUROPEAN TOUR

RESCHEDULED 2020 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES,
INCLUDING MARATHON SHOWS AT RED ROCKS
AND THE GREEK BERKELEY

WATCH THE CHUNKY SHRAPNEL TRAILER
AND PURCHASE PREMIERE STREAM TICKETS
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are excited to announce Chunky Shrapnel, a feature-length motion picture that follows King Gizzard’s adrenaline-inducing onstage performances from the perspective of the band. The film is accompanied by a double LP featuring the music from the film, which was recorded throughout the band's 2019 European tour. The film will premiere on FridayApril 17 via an online live-stream -- watch the trailer and purchase tickets to the premiere HERE. The film's accompanying double LP will be available for pre-order next Friday, April 10, before its digital release on April 24.

“John Stewart (director of Chunky Shrapnel) followed us around for a few weeks through Europe," says the band's Stu Mackenzie. "It was fun and funny and wild and weird. Sometimes an inconspicuous fly on the wall, sometimes an intrusive camera man one inch from my face. Always exciting though. Chunky Shrapnel was made for the cinema but as both concerts and films are currently outlawed, it feels poetic to release a concert-film digitally right now."

The band has also rescheduled its 2020 North American tour, including their three-hour, career-spanning marathon sets at The Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA and Red Rocks in Morrison, CO. The new dates begin on October 3 in Berkeley, CA, before taking them across the continent and concluding on October 30 in St. Paul, MN. All headline dates feature support from Leah Senior. See below for the full North American tour itinerary. Tickets are on sale now.

King Gizzard will also engage with fans during a Reddit AMA before the film's premiere on April 17, beginning at 12pm PST. Stay tuned for more details.
A musical road movie dipped in turpentine, Chunky Shrapnel is a point of view / on stage experience from the perspective of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. Once a song begins, just like the band, you’re stuck in the adrenaline-fueled quicksand that there is no escape from. The film’s contention is clear from the outset, it’s going to be a “journey” not a “lecture”, an incurved experience rather than a linear one. 

The band, nor the film-makers, were interested in making a self congratulatory “behind the scenes expose” film. It was a direct decision to keep the inner workings of the band's personality at arms length, it is the music they were interested in exploring. The approach was taken that the film's protagonist should be the “on stage” performances, that was the focus. With this, they abandoned multiple cameras and cross cutting during performances, turning the camera into a vehicle for the audience to experience the show through, rather than placing them in a crowd or side of stage. At 96 minutes, Chunky Shrapnel more than earns its length. At times gently holding your hand and at other times smashing a bottle over your head and dumping your body in a heaving crowd. There is an inevitability to the film, a driving, ever accelerating spiral that climaxes in a 15 minute medley that spans four countries.

Chunky Shrapnel is directed by John Angus Stewart and scored by Stu Mackenzie.
Chunky Shrapnel album track list:
1. Evil Star
2. The River (Live in Luxembourg ’19)
3. Wah Wah (Live in Madrid ’19)
4. Road Train (Live in Manchester ’19)
5. Murder Of The Universe (Live in Utrecht ’19)
6. Quarantine
7. Planet B (Live in London ’19)
8. Parking (Live in Brussels ’19)
9. Venusian 2 (Live in Milan ’19)
10. Hell (Live in Milan ’19)
11. Let Me Mend The Past (Live in Madrid ’19)
12. Anamnesis
13. Inner Cell (Live in Utrecht ’19)
14. Loyalty (Live in Utrecht ’19)
15. Horology (Live in Utrecht '19)
16. A Brief History Of Planet Earth (Live in London, Berlin, Utrecht and Barcelona ’19)
KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD
LIVE 2020
10/3 - Greek Theatre - Berkeley, CA &
10/5 - Moore Theatre - Seattle, WA
10/7 - Roseland Theater - Portland, OR
10/9 - Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival - Indio, CA
10/12 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Morrison, CO &
10/13 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Morrison, CO &
10/16 - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Indio, CA
10/18 - Shaky Knees Festival - Atlanta, GA
10/19 - The Anthem - Washington, DC
10/22 - Franklin Music Hall - Philadelphia, PA
10/23 - Kings Theatre - Brooklyn, NY
10/25 - L'Olympia - Montreal, QC
10/27 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - Toronto, ON
10/28 - Masonic Temple - Detroit, MI
10/29 - Radius - Chicago, IL
10/30 - The Palace Theatre - St. Paul, MN

& - Marathon Set shows
All headline dates w/ Leah Senior
CONNECT WITH KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD:
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are: Stu Mackenzie (vocals/guitar/flute),
Ambrose Kenny-Smith (harmonica/vocals), Cook Craig (guitar/vocals), Eric Moore (drums),
Joey Walker (guitar), Lucas Skinner (bass) & Michael Cavanagh (drums)

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Visual Artist Jesse Draxler Previews Reigning Cement; Watch Dylan Walker (Full of Hell) Video  


RENOWNED VISUAL ARTIST JESSE DRAXLER PREVIEWS REIGNING CEMENT WITH REVOLVER VIDEO PREMIERE OF DYLAN WALKER’S (FULL OF HELL) “TIME REIGN CEMENT”

SUMMER RELEASE FEATURES DRAXLER’S IMAGES AND MUSIC FROM CHELSEA WOLFE, TRENTEMØLLER, GREG PUCIATO AND MORE
Click image above or follow this link to view the “Time reign cemenT” video: https://www.revolvermag.com/music/full-of-hell-dylan-walker-jesse-draxler-reigning-cement
April 3, 2020, LOS ANGELES – Jesse Draxler, the acclaimed visual artist whose work was described by Zola Jesus as “impressionistic and existentially aggressive,” has created a collection of artwork paired with audio, titled Reigning Cement (Summer, Federal Prisoner).

An early preview of the collection arrives with the release of Dylan Walker’s (Full of Hell) “Time reign cemenT,” with an accompanying video filmed and directed by Draxler, and edited by Rizz of the band Vowws, who also contribute a track on Reigning Cement. The clip can be seen via Revolverhttps://www.revolvermag.com/music/full-of-hell-dylan-walker-jesse-draxler-reigning-cement.

Reigning Cement is an A/V project I have been concepting for some time now,” explains Draxler of the piece that will include a 100-page printed ‘zine featuring his images as well as the vinyl companion (a digital release will also be offered). “The initial idea came from an exercise I had participated in years ago in which the exact same packet of visual assets were sent to multiple collage artists. Each artist was allowed to do whatever they pleased with the materials and once completed the finished artworks were compiled and published in a volume. The idea for Reigning Cement is essentially the same, only instead of visual collages, I approached each of the participating artists with the idea that they create sound collages/songs using only 34 sonic assets I supplied, with one exception: that they may add vocals if they wanted.” The result is 20+ musicians’ interpretations, ranging from blistering noisescapes to experimental pop songs.

Participating artists include

Chelsea Wolfe & Ben Chisholm
Dylan Walker (Full of Hell)
Eric Ghoste (Ghostmane)
Exploited Body
Gendo Ikari
Greg Puciato
Intensive Care
Jaye Jayle
Lisa Mungo (F***ed & Bound)
O Future
Planet B
Portrayal of Guilt
Reeko
Shifted
Street Sects
Surachai
Thirst Church
Trentemøller
TR/ST
Uniform
Seb Alvarez (Meth.)
Vowws

"When Jesse approached me to contribute to this project, I was really thrilled,” said Full of Hell’s Dylan Walker. “I'm a big fan of his art and I've always wanted to get more involved with providing sound for physical art. Usually in my world, you'd usually see the album art acting as more of a support role to the music itself. I think it's really cool to see that flipped, to see our sounds and noise serve as a support role to his art. Working with his field recordings was a joy and I felt right at home with the jackhammers and crashing stone and cement. I haven't known Jesse for long, but I suspect we share many of the same guiding principles in our work and I'm honored that he brought me on board."

Draxler’s resume includes solo exhibitions in New York and Los Angeles, as well as commercial work with McQ Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent and Ferrari. He has created both static and video pieces for Nine Inch Nails, Daughters, The Black Queen, Prince, Poppy and Chelsea Wolfe. The Los Angeles-based artist’s work has been praised worldwide, Interview Magazine said his pieces “draw the viewer in while simultaneously causing shock and a feeling of disturbance” while Juxtapoz said “his artwork is an authentic look into the transitional stasis of a technology saturated existence, and the lapse of connection.”
Reigning Cement cover

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ELLIS Releases Debut Album 'Born Again' Today on Fat Possum!

ELLIS
RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM
BORN AGAIN OUT NOW ON FAT POSSUM

Purchase, download + stream Born Again HERE


Early praise for Ellis: 
“Under the name Ellis, Ontario-based songwriter Linnea Siggelkow records warm and brooding bedroom pop. The new single, "Something Blue" is an atmospheric and wandering slow-core ballad you can get lost in.” - NPR Music’s All Songs Considered
“‘The Drain’ is the sort of song you could imagine being just as captivating when blown up with an orchestra or stripped down to acoustic guitar—the rare track that manages to feel both triumphant and achingly intimate.” - Pitchfork
“hazy dream-pop” - The New York Times
“her long-anticipated debut album, Born Again, [is] a project of immense emotional vulnerability” - The FADER
“[The Fuzz is] a breathtakingly beautiful collection of alternative rock-inflected shoegaze songs that offer a window into some of her most intimate moments...A minor shift can be heard in the guitars and synths [on ‘Something Blue’], which contain glimpses of Berlin-era Bowie and Brooklyn indie. Her voice too, is less fragile, with more open space to sound off between the reverb and distortion. Some of the catharsis that defined The Fuzz has also been stripped away, allowing droplets of dream-pop to enter the mix.” - i-D
"...hazy, confessional bedroom pop" - NYLON
"Ellis’ lovely, ethereal, ghostly vocals float over her similarly styled, heavily reverbed guitar and piano songs, underpinned by minimalist, throbbing bass and drums...These troubled dispositions are infused into generally languorous, diaphanous, yearning indie rock similar to the more restrained sounds of The Church and Siouxsie and the Banshees with strains of Lana Del Rey.” - American Songwriter
“[One of] a new generation of guitar-centric bands who quickly proved themselves to be exciting songwriters...a swooning, hazy piece of music, capturing the lure of those early relationship stages.” - Stereogum
“Don’t let the brevity fool you, Linnea Siggelkow doesn’t need much time to pack emotional depth and formidable insight into her deft, brilliant songwriting...even more direct, imagist lyrics that glimmers above the record’s starry sound, constantly keeping the listener present in the moment." - Uproxx
“[‘Fall Apart’ is a ]dreamy, poignant meditation on her own experience with anxiety" - Gorilla vs. Bear
Ellis - Hamilton, Ontario’s Linnea Siggelkow - releases her stunning debut album Born Again today. Born Again arrives as the follow-up to Ellis’s debut EP The Fuzz—a self-released, self-produced, viscerally charged dream-pop effort that promptly led to a deal with Fat Possum Records. Produced by Jake Aron (Snail Mail, Solange, Grizzly Bear) and recorded partly at Aron’s Brooklyn studio, the album unfolds with a mesmerizing subtlety, gracefully spotlighting Ellis’s unhurried melodies, starkly confessional lyrics, and luminous vocal work. Not only does this record and its production showcase Ellis’ incredible growth as a songwriter, but it also explores more complex and honest themes than her earlier work. “I grew up Christian and was quite devoted to faith up through my late teens, but I started challenging that once I got to university,” says Siggelkow, the daughter of a traveling book salesman and a piano teacher. “Since then I’ve been trying to redefine who I am and where I stand and what I think about these things on my own, and that journey very much played into the songwriting on this record.” Purchase, stream or download Born Again now HERE
LISTEN/WATCH:
Fall Apart” Embarrassing” Saturn Return” | “Into The Trees | March 13

Tracklisting
1. Pringle Creek
2. Born Again
3. Shame
4. Embarrassing 
5. March 13
6. Fall Apart
7. Happy
8. Into the Trees
9. Saturn Return
10. Zhuangzi’s Dream

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BANKS' NEW EP, 'LIVE AND STRIPPED,' IS OUT TODAY

LIVE AND STRIPPED, THE NEW EP FROM BANKS,
IS OUT TODAY
“[On ‘Drowning,’ her] voice sounds stronger and more pent-up, as if she’s reliving the very narrative she’s detailing” – Consequence of Sound
 
“It's a comfort nowadays to see and hear a voice as raw and real as Banks', breaking through the digital ether that has become our new normal.” – PAPER Magazine
Capping off a week of song and video reveals, BANKS released her new EP, Live and Stripped, today via Harvest Records. Download / stream Live and Stripped HERE. On the EP, BANKS performs acoustic versions of three tracks from her acclaimed 2019 album, III – “Stroke,” “Contaminated” and “If We Were Made of Water” – and “Drowning,” a song from her 2014 debut album, Goddess.

While debuting a track a day, she also unveiled corresponding 1 Mic 1 Take videos, which were shot live at Capitol Studios in late 2019. 1 Mic 1 Take is an original performance series developed by Capitol Records that showcases an artist’s true talent in a stripped down format. These performances are truly delivered in one take – no overdubs, no visual editing tricks. 

As she unveiled “Drowning” on Monday, BANKS took over Billboard’s Instagram, sharing photos from her quarantine. On Tuesday, PAPER Magazine premiered the video for “Contaminated.” BANKS shared “Stroke” on Wednesday and “If We Were Made of Water” followed on Thursday. She’ll take over Consequence of Sound’s Instagram at 11:00 AM PT today.

View BANKS’ 1 Mic 1 Take videos:
“Stroke”
“Contaminated”
“Drowning”
“If We Were Made of Water”

“‘This is the face of someone who loves you babe,’ goes a line in ‘Contaminated,’” observed PAPER Magazine. “Like any singer/songwriter in total command of her voice and words, she lets the line hover in the still air of Capitol Studios' legendary performance and recording space. It's a comfort nowadays to see and hear a voice as raw and real as Banks', breaking through the digital ether that has become our new normal.” Idolator praised “Drowning” as “stunning…breathtaking artistry in full flight.” Consequence of Sound noted, “[On ‘Drowning,’ her] voice sounds stronger and more pent-up, as if she’s reliving the very narrative she’s detailingThe EP version does a great job at highlighting her sense of control and ability to balance sheen and raspy singing styles.”
 
Since the 2014 release of GoddessBANKS has amassed more than 1.5 billion cumulative streams worldwide. The tally includes over 116 million combined global streams for songs from III, which Pitchfork hailed as her “best album to date.” Rolling Stone, which awarded the album four stars, said “BANKS pushes her sound into strange, scary, gorgeous new places” and praised the “evocative and bittersweet vibe” she brought to “Contaminated” during a performance with orchestra on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” In another four-star review, NME said, “‘Stroke,’ a song about falling for a narcissist…pairs featherlight melodies with crunchy, near-industrial beats…And ‘If We Were Made of Water’ features a pretty damning expression of sexual regret.” TIME noted, “In III, she explores pain, desire and personal growth, mixing vulnerable songwriting with experimental and genre-blending production.”

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Ella Vos shares new track "Burning Bridges," second album forthcoming

ELLA VOS DEBUTS
“BURNING BRIDGES”
NEW ALBUM TURBULENCE
OUT LATER THIS YEAR
photo credit: Kate Rentz
Breakout star Ella Vos shares “Burning Bridges” today, the latest from her highly anticipated forthcoming second album Turbulence—listen here.
“‘Burning Bridges’ is about setting healthy boundaries. I’ve always struggled with boundaries and have a hard time speaking up for what I want or need. I constantly try to make everyone else feel okay, even if I suffer,” Vos says. “When I became a mom, had postpartum depression, got diagnosed with lymphoma and went through a divorce, it was clear that if I was going to survive, I needed to make some changes. I learned that taking care of myself first was the best way I could take care of the people around me.”
“Burning Bridges” follows the album’s title track, “Turbulence”—watch the video here, which Idolator called “an uplifting and deeply relatable anthem about rolling with the punches.”
In 2019, Vos released the Watch and Wait EP, an exploration of her 2018 diagnosis with cancer through a deeply personal lens. The project received critical acclaim from The New York TimesUproxx, who called it “cathartic and confessional,” Earmilk, who remarked, “[Vos] pours her life and soul into this latest, and it’s breathtaking,” and more. Vos, now in recovery, went on to play a series of music festivals and embarked on a full headline tour.
Acclaimed for her dreamy soundscapes and songwriting that explores modern women’s lives in their totality, Vos’ 2017 debut album Words I Never Said—an inquiry into the postpartum depression she experienced after the birth of her son—was praised by the likes of Rolling Stone, HuffPost, Nylon, Coveteur, Dujour, MILK and Earmilk. Vos has consistently sold out shows across North America. With more than 250 million streams to date, Ella Vos’ songs have soundtracked ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” MTV’s “Catfish,” E!’s “Life of Kylie” and The CW’s “The Originals.”
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