1/29/2016

SUNFLOWER BEAN Stream Debut Album via Rolling Stone!


STREAM DEBUT ALBUM VIA ROLLINGSTONE.COM
PRESS HERE to listen now!
Human Ceremony Out February 5th via Fat Possum
(Credit: Rebekah Campbell)










Early praise for Sunflower Bean + Human Ceremony:
"Three and a half minutes of impossibly jangly guitar bliss and sweet-dreams vocals make ['Easier Said'] the best thing we've heard yet from the New York psychedelic-rock trio..." - Rolling Stone
 
"The music is both restrained and aggressive...but like a lot of great rock'n'roll, it's also catchy, compelling, and concise." - Pitchfork
 

"Made up of old souls in photogenic forms, this teenage psychedelic rock trio mixes metal-influenced guitar squall with Arctic New Wave vocals..." - New York Times
"...this band is full of surprises and shifts. There's an exhilarating feeling seeing this band live; I got the impression that they even surprised each other during the performance." - NPR's All Songs Considered
"Another killer track...one of the band's best songs to date." - The FADER
"In a haze of distorted guitars and psych-rock come Sunflower Bean, the Brooklyn trio who make wonderful, reverb-soaked music about things they are too young to even romanticize...['Easier Said'] sparkles and glitters, only a fleeting glimpse of a very promising record. - Stereogum








Sunflower Bean are gearing up to release one of the best debut albums of 2016, and starting today - one week ahead of release - the record is streaming exclusively via RollingStone.comPRESS HERE to listen to Human Ceremony, Sunflower Bean's absolutely brilliant debut LP, now.

PRESS HERE to pre-order Human Ceremony on CD or vinyl, and HERE on iTunes. The album is out on February 5th via Fat Possum.

Sunflower Bean got their start in the DIY New York scene, but the band quickly began to accelerate into one of the foremost up-and-coming bands nationally and overseas. Since the band's inception in 2013, Sunflower Bean have toured U.S. and Europe opening for the likes of DIIV, Best Coast, Wolf AliceThe Vaccines and more, as well as wowed audiences at festivals includingCMJ, SXSW, Beach Goth, and UK's Great Escape. Human Ceremony's forthcoming release and Sunflower Bean's massive upcoming U.S. and EU tour cement the fact that Sunflower Beanhas arrived.   

Drawing inspiration from a vast pool of influences such as Black Sabbath and The CureSunflower Bean refine their sound and take it to the next level on Human Ceremony.  It is a crystalline, bright, sparkling record, tipping its cap to the likes of The Vaselines, The Velvet Underground, The Feelies, and more, loaded with an innate artfulness that belies the band's young age:  all three members are under 21. Written in drummer Jacob Faber's basement in Long Island - where the band got its start back in high school - and recorded in Brooklyn with producer Matt Molnar (Friends), Human Ceremony's 11 tracks came together in just seven days.   Having leapt out of the gate as a formidable live band, Sunflower Bean's incomparable stage energy settles perfectly into the grooves of its finely crafted debut album.  From the cascading guitar riffs in woozy album opener "Human Ceremony," to the surging "Come On," to Cumming's gliding, sky-high harmonies on "Easier Said" and more, on Human CeremonySunflower Bean's spell is cast.

Sunflower Bean are: Jacob Faber [drums], Julia Cumming [vocals/bass], and Nick Kivlen[vocals/guitars].


International Tour Dates (US Dates in BOLD) - PRESS HERE for tickets
2/2/16              Bristol, UK @ Louisiana
2/3/16              Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds
2/6/16              Paris, FR @ Le Pop Up Du Label
2/8/16              Copenhagen, DK @ Ideal Bar
2/9/16              Berlin, GR @ Berghain Kantine
2/10/16            Hamburg, GR @ Molotov Bar
2/12/16            Brussels, BE @ Botanique
2/13/16            Lille, GR @ LA Peniche
2/15/16            Edinburgh, UK @ Sneaky Pete's
2/16/16            Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
2/18/16            London, UK @ The Dome
2/19/16            Brighton, UK @ Bleach
2/25/16            New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom +
2/26/16            Hanover, NH @ Bones Gate Fraternity +
2/27/16            Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Club Upstairs +
2/28/16            Montreal, QC @ Divan Orange
3/1/16              Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha +
3/2/16              Detroit, MI @ Majestic Café +
3/3/16              Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern +
3/4/16              Lakewood, OH @ Mahall's 20 Lanes +
3/5/16              Ithaca, NY @ Ithaca College Glazer Arena
3/6/16              Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie +
3/10/16            Washington D.C. @ Black Cat *
3/11/16            Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
3/15-3/20/16    Austin, TX @ SXSW 2016
3/24/16            Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
3/25/16            La Jolla, CA @ Che Café
3/26/16            Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place
3/27/16            San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall
3/29/16            Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project
3/30/16            Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
3/31/16            Portland, OR @ Analog Café Lounge
4/1/16              Nampa, ID @ Flying M
4/2/16              Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
4/3/16              Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
4/5/16              Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
4/6/16              Madison, WI @ The Frequency
4/7/16              Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
4/8/16              Columbus, OH @ Rumba Café
4/9/16              Pittsburg, PA @ The Smiling Moose; Upstairs
* w/ Mass Gothic
+ w/ Honduras

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UK SINGER/SONGWRITER BIRDY HAS REVEALED THE BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR “KEEPING YOUR HEAD UP”

UK SINGER/SONGWRITER BIRDY HAS REVEALED THE BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR “KEEPING YOUR HEAD UP”

THE FIRST SINGLE FROM HER NEW ALBUM
BEAUTIFUL LIES
OUT ON MARCH 25


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UK singer/songwriter Birdy has revealed the fantastical video for new single “Keeping Your Head Up”.  The enchanting video sees Birdy moving through a mysterious and dreamlike world full of interesting and unusual characters.

Watch Here: http://bit.ly/1nsR8Tf

The new album Beautiful Lies, written by Birdy, will be released on March 25th. Birdy co-produced 6 of the 14 tracks on the album.  Producing credits go to Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys/Adele) and MyRiot (London Grammar) while mixing duties were taken on by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire/Florence and the Machine).

Pre-order the album: iTunes /Amazon
Stream “Keeping Your Heard Up: Spotify

Discussing the album Birdy said; “This is my coming of age record. I’ve learned so much in the last few years and have been able to use the many experiences – good and bad - as inspiration when writing this album. This is the album that I’ve been able to steer most confidently and proudly, from the writing to the production to the artwork. A lot of the album is about finding light in the dark and overcoming the times when we feel completely lost.”


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The Raveonettes Release "This World Is Empty (Without You) Track

DANISH DUO ANNOUNCE THE JAN 29th RELEASE OF
‘THIS WORLD IS EMPTY (WITHOUT YOU)’

THE FIRST TRACK IN THEIR 12 MONTHLY
RAVE-SOUND-OF-THE-MONTH SERIES
 
 
The Raveonettes have always strived to do things their own way both creatively and stylistically. 2016 is no different, and Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo are about to release a brand new track entitled ‘This World Is Empty (Without You)’ as part of a series of releases. The band have created an official RAVE-SOUND-OF-THE-MONTH playlist where they’ll be uploading a freshly recorded track every month from now until the end of the year. They’re breaking with the norm and creating what they’re labelling an 'anti-album'. A collection of songs that aren't bound by the constraints of the format. A 12-month expedition, potentially schizophrenic and disjointed, potentially cohesive and related. How does March 2016 sound?! We have no idea. But it’s a gas. Join us for the Rave-sound-of-the-month and subscribe to the playlist.”
 
SUBSCRIBE TO THE
RAVE-SOUND-OF-THE-MONTH
PLAYLIST AT 
THERAVEONETTES.COM

Sune Rose Wagner said of ‘This World Is Empty (Without You)’, “Writing a simple song's super hard and challenging so it took awhile for this one to be just right. The music, the words, the vibe, everything has to be just perfect. It’s one of the only songs I’ve ever written where adding a guitar simply didn’t work, not sure why, just happens I guess. The beat is my take on an 80’s Freestyle beat ala Debbie Deb, and the overall vibe of the song is much darker for sure” The duo’s aim is to capture the moment on record and they’re looking to take music lovers on this journey of personal highs and lows throughout the year with them. The Raveonettes kick it all off today – Friday 29th Jan – and will follow this track up on the last Friday of every month until December, when they’ll deliver the final track of this exciting body of work.

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1/28/2016

RATATAT DEBUT NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “SUPREME”

RATATAT DEBUT NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR “SUPREME


Today Ratatat released a self-directed video for “Supreme,” a song off their latest album Magnifique (out now on XL Recordings).  The duo recently completed a global tour, which included stops in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, and India. The video, shot by Evan Mast of Ratatat, includes footage from their transatlantic travel on the tour.

Watch the music video for “Supreme” here: https://youtu.be/ZZlzC1qQH0k


Ratatat’s 5th studio album saw the duo return to their core guitar-driven sound, yet on tracks like “Supreme,” the band experimented with slide guitar as an homage to artists like Santo & Johnny and Peter Drake. Mast explains further, “we wanted to borrow something from those classics sounds, but bring it into the present - to make a song that could’ve existed if that style of music had remained popular and kept evolving up until today. “


RATATAT recently completed a North American tour, shared a video for “Pricks Of Brightness” and made their late TV debut on Last Call with Carson Daly performing “Abrasive” and “Shempi,” Cream On Chrome” and “Pricks Of Brightness” for the show.

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JOHN FOXX BURNING CAR LP - OUT TODAY


JOHN FOXX - BURNING CAR - RELEASED TODAY
John Foxx - Burning Car is a limited edition (750 copies only) gatefold LP release on John's own Metamatic Records label. 
Catalogue Number : META59LP Release Date : 28 January 2016
Pre-order your copy from Townsend Records...
http://johnfoxx.tmstor.es/
Each copy is individually numbered and features new artwork created by Jonathan Barnbrook.
Inspired by a rare Japanese six-track mini-album of the same name which included singles and B-Sides from the Metamatic -era that weren't on the original album. This new release expands that concept into a full twelve-track album featuring tracks such as This City, My Face, Mr No, Glimmer and the title track, all mastered and cut for this rare and exclusive release thirty-six years after the January 1980 release of Metamatic. This is the first time that Like A Miracle (Alternative Version) and Young Love have appeared on vinyl.
Side One
01. Film One
02. This City
03. No-One Driving (Single Version)
04. He's A Liquid (Alternative Version)
05. Young Love
06. Like A Miracle (Alternative Version)
Side Two
01. A New Kind Of Man (Alternative Version)
02. Burning Car
03. 20th Century
04. My Face
05. Mr No
06. Glimmer

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1/27/2016

Polyvinyl releasing Tancred's 'Out of the Garden' April 1st, stream new single "Sell My Head"

TANCRED ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, OUT OF THE GARDEN
OUT APRIL 1ST ON POLYVINYL RECORDS

FIRST SINGLE “SELL MY HEAD” PREMIERED ON STEREOGUM

ON TOUR THIS SPRING
Photo Credit: Chloe Aftel

Polyvinyl Records and Tancred are excited to announce the April 1st release of Out of the Garden, the forthcoming album from the talented musician and songwriter also known as Jess Abbott. Produced by That Dog’s Anna Waronker and Off!/Redd Kross member Steven McDonald, Out of the Garden is Tancred’s first truly cohesive record: a mission statement that underscores the “power” in power-pop and is punctuated by lyrics as razor-sharp as the hooks. The first single “Sell My Head” was premiered today on Stereogum, who write that the song “simmers with a uniquely bold energy.” This spring Tancred hits the road in support of the new album for a month long tour of the U.S. kicking off in early March. Upcoming tour dates below.

Stream “Sell My Head” on SoundCloud and Stereogum
Pre-Order Out of the Garden via Polyvinyl Records

You can sense the catharsis in this song’s defiant, retrospective lyrics and aggressive guitar parts. On top of that there’s the grungy, almost surf-rock bass parts, upbeat drum patterns, and crisp vocals, all of it strongly communicating Abbott’s message.” - Stereogum

Written over a two-year period during a break from touring, Out of the Garden’s emphasis on re-defining feminine expectations was shaped by primary songwriter Jess Abbott’s experiences living in Minneapolis and working at a liquor store in a rough part of town. “I learned how to speak up when I needed to and how to truly be myself without reservation,” Abbott recalls. “I felt afraid walking home at night, and after a couple of months I just got sick of it and started getting into self-defense and self-empowerment as a means of coping. Finding my own strength changed everything.”

After writing and tracking every song in her apartment, Abbott (also of beloved Minneapolis trio Now, Now) enlisted Kevin Medina and Terrence Vitali to add drums and bass to her demos. The band then traveled to LA to record with McDonald and Waronker. Both producers proved to be the perfect collaborators, with each elevating the final takes via their specific areas of expertise - Waronker helped Abbott achieve the raw vocal attitude exhibited on songs like the seething “Hang Me,” while McDonald orchestrated the tailor-made guitar tones and trashy drum sounds highlighted on standouts like “Joey.”
As a result, Out of the Garden showcases Tancred shedding its former skin in favor of a bolder and infinitely more confident sound. As Abbott reveals, “I wanted these songs to sound sickly sweet, with a looming, gory shadow behind them. Sugary, but when listening closely, unsettling.” Her fearlessness to delve into darker subject matter and other personal topics on Out of the Garden is referenced in the album’s title, an allusion to exiting Eden and leaving behind all the restrictive cultural norms ingrained in the Biblical “paradise”: tradition, purity, holiness, binary gender, heterosexuality, and the idea that anything is forbidden (especially for women). Says Abbott, “Out of the Garden represents doing what you want, what you need, without letting anything or anyone stop you — and smiling while you do it.”
Upcoming tour dates below.


Upcoming Tour Dates:
w/ Foxing, Lymbyc Systym, o’brother, and Adjy

3/03 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
3/04 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock (early show)
3/05 - Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s
3/06 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
3/08 - Detroit, MI @ Loving Touch
3/09 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement
3/10 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
3/11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
3/12 - Boston, MA @ Middle East (early show)
3/13 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
3/14 - Oneonta, NY @ Hunt Union Waterfront (SUNY Oneonta)
3/15 - Hamden, CT @ The Space
3/16 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
3/18 - Norfolk, VA @ Work / Release
3/19 - Carrboro, NC @ Local 506
3/21 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
3/22 - Tampa, FL @ Crowbar
3/24 - Houston, TX @ Walter’s
3/25 - Austin, TX @ Sidewinder
3/26 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
3/28 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
3/29 - San Diego, CA @ The Irenic
3/30 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
3/31 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
4/02 - Portland, OR @ The Hawthorne
4/03 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
4/06 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
4/08 - St. Louis, MO @ The Luminary

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1/26/2016

Cate Le Bon Joins Drag City and Announces A New Album!

CELEBRATE CRAB DAY WITH CATE LE BON
CRAB DAY OUT ON APRIL 15TH, 2016! 
Sure the big year-end festivities are are over and done with, but Crab Day is still on the calendar, dead ahead! Drag City is excited to announce that Cate Le Bon will release her fourth album, Crab Day, on April 15th.

According to Cate"Crab Day was lovingly formed in the mouth of the Pacific Ocean, as it quietly mocked us with its magnitude. It's the sound of the 'accidentally on purpose' coming together of the right people at precisely the right time in an environment that furnished and fueled the abandonment we felt effortlessly. It's a coalition of inescapable feelings and fabricated nonsense, each propping the other up. Crab Day is an old holiday. Crab Day is a new holiday. Crab Day isn't a holiday at all."

To accompany Crab Day's release, Cate recently spent time in Berlin where she shot a film directed by visual artist and film-maker Phil Collins. A trailer for the film has been revealed today which can be seen HERE. To complete a hat-trick of announcements, Cate has also announced shows in NYC and LA  where she will perform Crab Day in it's entirety with Los Angeles semi-experimental, semi-improvisational music ensemble BANANAComprised of Josiah Steinbrick, Josh Klinghoffer, Stella Mozgawa, Stephen Black, H.Hawkline and CateBANANA will present a special opportunity to hear Crab Day in full color!

Mark your calendars, watch the trailer below and prepare for Cate Le Bon'Crab Day!

WATCH THE TRAILER FOR
CRAB DAY HERE!
Cate Le Bon Shows:
Tuesday 8th March - BRUSSELS - Botanique
Wednesday 9th March - PARIS - La Bator
Thursday 10th March - ISTANBUL - Salon IKSV
Saturday 12th March - CARDIFF - The Gate
Monday 14th March - LONDON - Chats Palace
Wednesday 30th March - LOS ANGELES - Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Monday 11th April - NEW YORK CITY - Bowery Ballroom 

Cate Le Bon Online: 
Pre Order- https://www.dragcity.com/products/crab-day 

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