11/21/2017

SIGUR RÓS REVEAL LIMITED VINYL & LINEUP ADDITIONS FOR NORÐUR OG NIÐUR FESTIVAL

SIGUR RÓS REVEAL LINEUP ADDITIONS FOR
NORÐUR OG NIÐUR ICELAND FESTIVAL + ANNOUNCE LIMITED RARE VINYL RELEASES TO BE MADE AVAILABLE
Exclusive Sigur Rós / Jónsi / Jónsi & Alex / Alex Somers Rare and Unreleased Vinyl Editions
+ additional acts on bill - Tangerine Dream, GusGus, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, and many more



HEAR A PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACK BY JONSÍ FROM FORTHCOMING 

FRAKKUR, 2000-2004 COLLECTION HERE: https://youtu.be/Z3VNVWt5Zt4


Sigur Rós are pleased to announce new additions to the lineup of NORÐUR OG NIÐUR festival, their ambitious curation of Reykjavík's largest arts venue, Harpa Concert Hall, between Christmas and New Year, Dec 27-30, 2017. They also today announce a handful of exclusive vinyl releases to be made available at the festival, including a collection of rare, unreleased solo recordings by Jonsí (an excerpt of which can be heard here). More details below...
On Dec 28th My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields performs a very rare solo set late into the evening. Before Kevin, Sigur Rós have added an exciting group of electronic pioneers, both breakthrough and established to their Norður og Niður bill: Germany's Tangerine Dream, who will visit Iceland for the very first time with an audiovisual performance spanning their entire career; legendary Icelandic dance maestros GusGus bringing their mesmerizing electronics, haunting grooves and vocal artistry; and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, riding high on unanimous praise for the latest album The Kid with effervescent, kaleidoscopic live show.  
The previous day (27th), Árni (from the Vaccines) has been added to the bill, performing his first Iceland gig, and showcasing his new "Depresso Tropicana" direction, as exemplified by Bore You With My Melody.                 
                                   
Other acts across the week include an opening ceremony featuring Sigur Rós orchestral collaboratorHilmar Örn Hilmarsson, rhymer Steindór Andersen and Páll Guðmundsson on his amazing stone marimba; renditions of Sigur Rós songs brought to life by the subtle tintinnabulations of theReykjanesbaer Music School Bell Choir; the band's old brass section Brassgat í bala (Horny Brasstards) performing slow variations of some of their work with Sigur Rós, as well as original material; a solo electronic set from sometime Sigur Rós trombonist, Sigrún, and another from their former trumpet player Eiríkur Orri Olafsson; plus new duo Jo Berger Myhre & Olafur Bjorn Olafssonthe latter featuring Obo, aka pianist with Jónsi solo and on Sigur Rós's 2012-13 tours.
Alex Somers will also bring a musical installation based around antique gramophones, which he will perform in the venue every day immediately after Sigur Ros's set finishes.

They join what's already a long list of creative luminaries including: MOGWAI, JARVIS COCKER, KEVIN SHIELDS, STARS OF THE LID, DAN DEACON, PEACHES, JULIANNA BARWICK, JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON, BLANCK MASS, ALEXIS TAYLOR (HOT CHIP), AMIINA, ICELAND DANCE COMPANY, JFDR, and many more.


As well as live music, the festival will be screening films with related talks throughout the run.
27th -  Nelly Ben Hayoun (Nasa/SETI) introduces her film about real life preparedness for asteroid impact, Disaster Playground, and shows just why Mattel chose to make a doll of her.
28th -  Dean DeBlois introduces a screening of Heima, the documentary about Sigur Rós he directed in 2007.
29th - Composer Daniel Bjarnason introduces the film Under The Treethis year's Icelandic entry to the Academy Awards.
30th - Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson talks about Paganism, ahead of a screening of The Show of Showsthe amazing archive-based film about the history of circuses he co-scored with Sigur Rós's Georg Holm, Orri Pall Dyrason and Kjartan Holm.

Sigur Rós / Jónsi Rare and Unreleased Vinyl Editions exclusives:
Jónsi will release Frakkur, 2000-2004, a collection of his unreleased solo electronic recordings, as part of a range of limited edition vinyl at Norður og Niður festival. Edited down from several unreleased albums' worth of unheard material, the first 100 copies of the record will come in a handmade sleeve created on site at Harpa by the Icelandic artist Sigga Björg Sigurðardóttir. Hear the untitled opening track from Frakkur here.
Other limited edition releases, each with their own 100-run colour-coded handmade sleeves, being launched at Norður og Niður (and via the webstore) are:
Sigur Rós Route One, an album feature all the musical highlights of their 24-hour 'slow TV' journey around Iceland's Ring Road on the longest day of 2016. The music was created using ground-breaking generative music software.
Jónsi, Alex Somers & Paul Corley - Liminal Remixes.  To coincide with their Liminal Soundbath at the festival on Dec 30th, the three friends collate an album of extraordinary never-before-heard ambient versions of some Sigur Rós classics, including Untitled 6, 7 and 9, Varúð and Brennisteinn, and others.
Jónsi & Alex - All Animals.  The long-deleted EP released shortly after their fabled Riceboy Sleeps album, available on vinyl for the first time.
Alex Somers - A brand new album of unreleased music from the long-time Sigur Rós producer and collaborator.
A limited run of the above titles in printed sleeves will also be available at the festival and through the band's webstore in the New Year.  In addition to the limited edition vinyl, there will be some very special merch items available at the festival, including a new Sigur Rós blanket from Farmers Market, exclusive 66 North hats and shirts, exclusive festival tee-shirts, posters and jewellery pieces sold only at Norður og Niður. 



DAY-BY-DAY SCHEDULE(more tba)
WEDNESDAY DEC 27TH
BLANCK MASS
ALEXIS TAYLOR (HOT CHIP)
DIMMA
MAMMÚT
KRISTÍN ANNA
ÁRNI
HILMAR ÖRN HILMARSSON, STEINDÓR ANDERSEN & PALL GUÐMUNDSSON
ALEX SOMERS
NELLY BEN HAYOUN presents 'DISASTER PLAYGROUND'
THURSDAY DEC 28TH
KEVIN SHIELDS (MBV)
GUSGUS
TANGERINE DREAM
MARY LATTIMORE
KAITLYN AURELIA SMITH
ALEX SOMERS
KÓRUS
KJARTAN HOLM & CALEB SMITH
JO BERGER MYHRE & OLAFUR BJÖRN OLAFSSON
DEAN DEBLOIS presents 'HEIMA'
FRIDAY DEC 29TH
MOGWAI
PEACHES
DAN DEACON
JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON
ICELAND DANCE COMPANY*
DUSTIN O'HALLORAN
JULIANNA BARWICK
JFDR
HUGAR
ALEX SOMERS
SIGRÚN
BRASSGAT Í  BALA
DANIEL BJARNASON presents 'UNDER THE TREE'
SATURDAY DEC 30TH
JARVIS COCKER
STARS OF THE LID
SIN FANG, SÓLEY & ÖRVAR SMÁRASON
ULRICH SCHNAUSS
ICELAND DANCE COMPANY*
AMIINA MR SILLA
GYÐA
ALEX SOMERS
LIMINAL SOUNDBATH
EIRIKUR ORRI OLAFSSON
HILMAR ÖRN HILMARSSON presents 'THE SHOW OF SHOWS'
* New choreographed work set to music of Sigur Rós.



TICKETING INFORMATION
Remaining Four-Day and One-Day Passes are currently available from nordurognidur.is
Tickets for the Sigur Rós shows are sold separately to NORÐUR OG NIÐUR passes, but are now all but Sold Out.
 

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LO MOON Share New Video for "Thorns", Opening for The War On Drugs on North American Tour


Photo: Cara Robbins
LO MOON SHARE NEW VIDEO FOR "THORNS"

SOLD OUT SHOWS IN NEW YORK,
LOS ANGELES, AND LONDON

OPENING FOR THE WAR ON DRUGS
ON NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

"Glacially gorgeous epic indie" - Noisey
"Bedroom-eyes electronic ambiance" - The LA Times


Following the release of the band's recent single "Thorns", Los Angeles' Lo Moontoday share the track's vivid visuals. Coupling the song's lush arrangement with interpretive choreographed movement and a colorful backdrop, the short is perfectly complementary.

Of the video, director Tarik Karam offers: "When I heard the song, I immediately fell in love with the idea of taking an entire relationship - from its birth - and compressing it to the length of a 4 minute song. The song has this incredible ability to be both full of love and desire but also sad and mournful. I felt that using split screens to allow us to see multiple stages of a relationship would convey a similar powerful juxtaposition."

"Thorns" is the most recent cut to emerge from the band's long-awaited debut album due for release in early 2018. The track glides with a delicate intimacy led by Matt Lowell's syrupy croon atop an expansive synth soundscape, replete with additional brass work, showcasing Lo Moon's most meticulously-constructed moment to date.

Today's announcement coincides with news that the band's upcoming headline show in London has sold out. The California-based trio will continue to act as main support on London Grammar's huge EU tour, and then head back to the US to open for The War on Drugs. The band has previously opened for Phoenix, The Lemon Twigs, Temples, MUNA, Glass Animals and Air.

Despite having only released three singles to date, the Columbia-signed three piece led by Matt Lowell have already been covered by prestigious outlets such as New York Times,  NPRVarietyNoisey and The LA Times, and will now start to showcase new music at these upcoming dates.


Tour Dates
Nov 22nd | Rockhal, Esch-sur-Alzette, LU*
Nov 23rd | AFAS Live, Amsterdam, NL - SOLD OUT*
Nov 25th | Palladium, Cologne, DE - SOLD OUT*
Nov 26th | Velodrom, Berlin DE*
Nov 28th - Mehr! Theater, Hamburg DE*
Nov 30th | Halle 622, Zurich, CH*
Dec 4th | The Lexington, London, UK - HEADLINE SHOW - SOLD OUT*
Dec 8th | Hegel-Saal, Stuttgart, DE - SOLD OUT*
Dec 9th | Tonhalle, Munich, DE - SOLD OUT*
Dec 11th | Lotto Arena, Antwerp, BE - SOLD OUT*
Dec 12th | Lotto Arena, Antwerp, BE*
Dec 15th | WFUV Christmas, New York, NY%  
Dec 16th | Soul Kitchen, Mobile, AL+
Dec 17th | Iron City, Birmingham, AL+
Dec 18th | Marathon Music Works, Nashville, TN+
Dec 20th | Brown Theatre, Louisville, KY+
Dec 20th | Vogue, Indianapolis, IL+
Dec 22nd | The Castle Theatre, Bloomington , IN+
* w/ London Grammar
+w/ The War On Drugs
%w/ Jeff Tweedy and Amiee Mann

LO MOON:
Website * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram

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LISTEN TO ADULT'S REMIX OF BARRY ADAMSON'S ONE HOT MESS ON BLACKBOOK / EP OUT THIS FRIDAY 11/24

LISTEN TO ADULT’S REMIX OF 'ONE HOT MESS' ON BLACKBOOK
TAKEN FROM BARRY ADAMSON'S LOVE SICK DICK REMIXED EP
OUT THIS FRIDAY NOVEMBER 24
 
 
 
BARRY ADAMSON has unveiled the ADULT remix of One Hot Mess’, from the forthcoming EP of remixes,'Love Sick Dick Remixed' - available on vinyl and download this Friday, November 24. The EP also featuresremixes and reworkings from 
A Certain Ratio, Gazelle Twin, Ben de Vries (Lunacre), Jimi Tenor and Wheel.
 
Listen to the remixes below:
 
Ben De Vries (Lunacre): 'Sweet Misery' on CLASH
 
Gazelle Twin: 'They Walk Among Us' on The Quietus
 
A Certain Ratio: 'I Got Clothes' on Brooklyn Vegan

and Barry's recent playlist for Lynchland
 
 
Watch the original video for 'They Walk Among Us' on Dangerous Minds:
 
Barry Adamson has been creating all of his life. Perhaps his greatest creation is himself as a multi-disciplined artist. The self-taught musician rose to prominence as the bass player in Magazine and toured extensively. His establishment as a solo artist came after a three year stint with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and heralded the release of his seminal first solo album, ‘Moss Side Story’. Critically acclaimed, it raised Adamson’s name as a composer of diverse complexity; able to tell a story with music, where the images were those supplanted in the minds of the listeners. Offers quickly followed and saw Adamson work with some of the film industry’s most intriguing mavericks including Derek Jarman, David Lynch, Oliver Stone and Danny Boyle.
 
Having released nine studio albums, including the 1992 Mercury Music Prize nominated ‘Soul Murder’, Adamson has continued to tour globally with his talents being in as much demand by new generations of artists, as he was after his first solo release. He is constantly sought across all art forms for commentary and contribution. His music being both the platform and background for documentaries, TV series, adverts, computer games and even an Olivier Award winning ballet performance by Sylvie Guillem and the Ballet Boyz.
 
It was always a logical progression for Adamson to move behind the camera and once again his brooding film noir style and dark comedy has seen him write, direct and score a number of short films, including ‘The Swing The Hole and The Lie’’ (2014).
 
Rising phoenix like from the flames of his previous work, Adamson continues to push himself and blur the lines of film, music and art.
 
Musician, composer, writer, photographer, filmmaker. Barry Adamson is not a man to take it easy.
 
Pre-order 'Love Sick Dick Remixed'
Order the 'Love Sick Dick' EP
Listen to 'Love Sick Dick' EP:
 

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DHANI HARRISON RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR "ALL ABOUT WAITING"

DHANI HARRISON RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR
"ALL ABOUT WAITING"
 
NEW ALBUM
IN///PARALLEL
AVAILABLE NOW
 
ON TOUR NOVEMBER


 
 
Dhani Harrison unveiled the music video for his first single "All About Waiting" from the new album IN///PARALLEL,released earlier this month. Harrison gave what Rolling Stone deemed a "scorching" performance of the song last week on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
 
The animated music video depicts a futuristic world, overly developed with machinery and computers, echoing Harrison's contemplative lyrics "revolution, evolution, patience, revolution, evolution, wasted," in a setting filled with scenes of both natural and human-influenced disasters impacting the landscape. The protagonist of the video, a DNA scientist, reaches an apparent point of opposition to her colleagues upon the realization that her efforts may be causing more harm than good, and then pursues an ill-fated attempt to bring her discovery to light with her colleagues and team leaders. In the end, she is stripped of her own DNA and tossed away into an endless abyss by a robotic duplicate version of herself. The video was directed and animated by Adam Osgood, with additional illustrations from A. D'Amico and hand-drawn animation by Sarah Schmidt.
IN///PARALLEL offers a soundtrack to self-exploration, and gives listeners a perspective into Harrison's own personal developments in creating his first solo record. Echoing influences from his time as a composer over the past few years, the music of the new record paints a cinematic soundscape. 
 
Harrison will be touring the U.S. in support of the new album in November with Summer Moon featuring Nikolai Fraiture of The Strokes. Harrison also has a televised appearance on CONAN set for Monday, October 30th.
  
To purchase the album with limited edition bundle packages here.
For concert tickets, click here.
Tour Dates

Nov 22nd - San Francisco - The Chapel (tickets)
Nov 27th - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up (tickets)
Nov 28th - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory (tickets)
Nov 30th - Los Angeles - The El Rey (tickets)

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Dead Cross Debut "Church of the Motherfuckers" video via Revolver

DEAD CROSS DEBUT “CHURCH OF THE MOTHERF***ERS”
VIDEO VIA REVOLVER
Nov. 21, 2017, Louisville, Ky. – Dead Cross debut a visual rebuke of organized religion in the band’s video for “Church of the Motherf***ers,” which is available via Revolver:https://www.revolvermag.com/music/dead-cross-ultraviolent-new-nsfw-video.

“We are not capable of understanding aspects of molecular genetics, let alone the universe,” said bass player Justin Pearson of the Michael Panduro directed clip. “I’d rather not fill in the blanks with outlandish oppressive morals, offensive social politics, and patriarchal garbage. In the year 2017 AD some humans still think there is a god.”

The band, which includes Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer/Suicidal Tendencies), the aforementioned Justin Pearson (Retox/The Locust), Mike Patton (Faith No More/Tomahawk) and Michael Crain (Retox, Festival of Dead Deer), recently announced they’ll head to Europe next summer, already confirming a June 17 performance at Download Paris. More dates will be announced soon.

Dead Cross released their self-titled debut album in early August, which was followed by a five-week trek across North America including a spot at Riot Fest. Rolling Stone said the album contains “10 charging, head-spinning ragers,” Revolver dubbed it a “28-minute blitzkrieg” and the LA Weeklyproclaimed: “The band’s self-titled debut is a 28-minute burst of pure punk force, and is easily the most vitriolic material that either Lombardo or Patton has been involved with in many years.”

Dead Cross vinyl and new merchandise are available via Ipecac’s webstore (https://revolvemerchandise.shop/ipecac-music-store).


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New Björk single “Blissing Me” + music video directed by Tim Walker

New Björk single “Blissing Me” + music video directed by Tim Walker

https://www.facebook.com/AmazonMusicUK/videos/1502165516543843/
https://bjork.lnk.to/blissingme 

new album Utopia out November 24th

pre-order: https://bjork.lnk.to/utopia
“Blissing Me” is the second single to come from Björk’s forthcoming ninth studio album Utopia. The video is directed by Tim Walker and Emma Dalzell, featuring makeup by Hungry and shot in one single take in Iceland.
The song is available to stream and buy now:https://bjork.lnk.to/blissingme
About Utopia:
The album is written by Björk with five of the 14 songs co-written by Arca and one of the songs co-written by Sarah Hopkins. All of the songs except one is co-produced by Arca. One of the songs is co-produced by Rabit. Björk formed a twelve piece Icelandic female flute orchestra, which she arranged for and conducted. She also wrote an arrangement for Hamrahlíðarkórinn, a choir conducted by Þorgerður Ingólfsdóttir. The album was edited and structured by Björk on Protools. It was engineered by Bergur Þórisson, Bart Migal and Chris Elms. It was mixed by Heba Kadry and Marta Salogni and mastered by Mandy Parnell.

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TOM WAITS TO RELEASE REMIXED REAL GONE ON NOV 24th



TOM WAITS TO RELEASE REMIXED REAL GONE ON NOV 24th
Remastered Versions of Albums Alice and Blood Money
Are Also Being Released on November 24th
Tom Waits and longtime songwriting and production partner Kathleen Brennan, have returned to the original master tapes to remix the’ groundbreaking 2004 album Real Gone. The resulting version, available via Anti- this November 24th, presents the acclaimed record with a sound and texture originally envisioned by the artist. It is a rare look into the creative process of the influential artist taking an opportunity to re-investigate a pivotal work. Some of the new mixes are radical transformations from the original versions and the whole album crackles and steams with fuller intensity and more vivid intimacy.
Real Gone was a visionary mix of genres with Waits abandoning piano and a traditional rhythm section and utilizing an array of mouth made percussions and a beautifully cacophonous symphony of at times unidentifiable noises to create an alternately sad and jubilant re-imagining of folk, blues and hip-hop.
Also being released on that same date are remastered versions of 2002’s Alice andBlood Money.  Alice is a languid and mournful chamber piece, featuring piano, cello, violin and bass clarinet, highlighted by the titular jazz blues ballad. Blood Money is the tragic story of a conscripted soldier exploited by the Army and  it is the first time Waits and Brennan tackle the world’s dark socio-political themes in song.
These records are being released as part of a series of remastered versions of Tom Waits’ Anti- catalog, which will now sound better than ever on all of the digital music services.
In addition, Tom will release remastered versions of these albums:
12/01 – Glitter and Doom
12/15 – Mule Variations
2018 – Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards (more news on this later)

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