9/15/2011

Alessi's Ark "On The Plains"


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Watch the New Video For "On The Plains"

As Alessi prepares to hit the road for her tour with Laura Marling this weekend, we are excited to bring you the all-new video for her song "On The Plains" from her upcoming album Time Travel. The video features some great live footage of Alessi performing and enjoying an evening in Durham, NC the night of her show at The Casbah during her last trip to the US. Click the player below to watch the video now and make sure to get your tickets for the upcoming tour early as some shows are close to selling out!

US Tour Dates w/ Laura Marling Start This Weekend

Having been associated with Marling for quite some time via their mutual involvement in the Sunday evening London "Communion" gigs organized by Mumford & Sons' Ben Lovett, Alessi and Marling will bring the US version of their successful European run to the United States for a string of major-market dates. Check out the full list of dates below and order tickets for any show HERE.


While Mumford's success is certainly the sun around which the artists in this particular London scene have continued to orbit, in the past several years Alessi's Ark, Marling, Noah and the Whale, Peggy Sue, The Vaccines and several other artists whose teeth were cut in the scene have blasted off successful careers of their own, spreading the inclusiveness and songwriting-centric ethos of Lovett's informal collective.
PRE-ORDER TIME TRAVEL AT THE US BELLA UNION STORE


"Oh, by now, I must have grown", Alessi Laurent-Marke croons beautifully, four songs into her stunning sophomore album Time Travel. And hasn't she just - not yet 21 but already a seasoned pro, having recorded her debut album aged just 17, with members of Bright Eyes, and touring with the likes of Laura Marling, Mumford & Sons and Brighton cult faves the Willkommen Collective. Time Travel is the first Alessi's Ark album since signing to Bella Union, where her acutely melodic and exquisitely tender folk-pop charms haven't just grown; they've blossomed into something extraordinarily mature.


The 12-track Time Travel keeps alternating between anxiety and joy, between childlike wishes and grown-up truths - how change can force us apart but also signify growth. "Run" acknowledges that you must let friends go, "to chase their dreams, even if it takes them away from you". "Wire" imagines a man who knows he hasn't chased his dreams, and time is running out. The album's one cover version, Lesley Gore's 1965 smash "Maybe I Know," is a classic from the '60s girl-group glory days of teen angst disguised as sweet and innocent pop. "On the surface, the song is very pretty but the lyrics are very sad and dark." STREET DATE: 9/27/11



"... the songs have a deftness that defies her years - 8/10" - NME

"The understated arrangements suggest you're listening to a woman with impeccable taste...4 Stars" - MOJO


Click HERE to visit the Alessi's Ark Facebook page and stream the entire Time Travel album now.

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