9/30/2015

The Dandys Warhols ARE BACK This Fall in the USA 2015




The Dandys Warhols ARE BACK This Fall in the USA

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LEVITATION will return to Carson Creek Ranch April 29 - May 1, 2016!





LEVITATION will return to Carson Creek Ranch April 29 - May 1, 2016! To preview our 9th annual festival in Austin, TX, we’re releasing 9 names for the 2016 lineup. We are proud to announce the following artists:


+ many more to be announced!

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Miranda Lee Richards supporting Dandy Warhols west coast tour

MIRANDA LEE RICHARDS ADDED TO WEST COAST FALL SHOWS

SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2015

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Pure Bathing Culture Premiere New Track "Singer" with Live Video on Stereogum

PURE BATHING CULTURE SHARE NEW TRACK
"SINGER" WITH STEREOGUM
LIVE VIDEO FILMED AT BRAUND SOUND

CURRENTLY ON HEADLINE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

PRAY FOR RAIN OUT OCT 23, 2015
ON PARTISAN RECORDS US / MEMPHIS INDUSTRIES EU

WATCH:
 "Singer" on Stereogum or YouTube
 
LISTEN: "Palest Pearl" on NY Magazine's Vulture or SoundCloud

WATCH: "Pray for Rain" on The FADER & YouTube  
 
LISTEN: "Pray for Rain" on SoundCloud & Interview Magazine
 
   
 
 
Pure Bathing Culture has shared a new track, "Singer," with Stereogum as part of their feature coverage on the band and their forthcoming album, Pray for Rain. As writer Claire Lobenfeld aptly points out, "Pray for Rain is anything but light. The album largely deals with ideas of communication: the way two people connect romantically - particularly Hindman and Versprille themselves - how we explain our personal desires to others, and what happens when our ability to communicate becomes hindered." The band goes on to discuss the deeper motivations behind their songs, including singles "Palest Pearl" and "Pray for Rain," and the layers of communication that are uncovered in each.

The video for "Singer" was filmed at Braund Sound in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and features Otto Hauser (touring drummer for Sharon Van Etten, Jeff Tweedy) on percussion. "Singer is a very personal song," the band shared. "Obviously, it's autobiographical in regards to Sarah's journey, but also in a greater sense it's about what it feels like and how hard it can be to let go of the things that hold us back from our greatest potential."
Pray For Rain is the band's second studio album and first with producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Swans, Angel Olsen, The Walkmen) at the helm. It is a big leap forward which one can hear from the opening notes of their anthemic title track: in Hindman's clean yet serpentine guitar lines interacting with the live rhythm section and Versprille's lucid vocals cutting through it all. Pray for Rain is the sound of the group confidently taking a step up to the next level and finding their footing as a true band.    

Versprille summarizes the Pray for Rain experience as one of "stepping into the realm of discovering who we are as a band and as songwriters," echoing a theme of the album itself, the process of change and transition. "You can find the best version of yourself in those hardest moments," she said.

Pray For Rain will be released October 23 on Partisan Records in the US (Memphis Industries in the EU). The band have shared singles "Palest Pearl" with New York Magazine's Vulture and title track "Pray For Rain," with Zane Lowe's flagship show on Beats1 and in a deep-diving Q&A with Interview Magazine. The "Pray for Rain" video premiered on The FADER. The album is available for pre-order now.
 
Pure Bathing Culture are currently on a North American headline tour hitting major markets across the U.S. and Canada including New York, Philadelphia, Toronto, Montreal, Washington DC, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. They will be joined by indie pop act & fellow Portland residents, Wild Ones. A full list of dates is available below and tickets are on sale now.

 
PRAISE FOR PURE BATHING CULTURE
    
"...danceable/devastating (occasionally at the same time)" --Gorilla vs. Bear
"Pure Bathing Culture's 'Pray For Rain' may be the best song I've heard all year." --The Awl
"['Pray For Rain'] adds new oomph to the duo's crystalline transcendental yacht-pop..." --Stereogum 

"[Versprille's] voice layers with clean synths, guitars, and bass for a song that has an overarching uplifting tone, despite its relatively somber lyricism."
--Interview Magazine
 
"quite possibly one of our favorite albums of the year" --My Old Kentucky Blog

"...the song is an enticing preview of a record that promises to display the band coming into their own as musicians and songwriters." --Wild Honey Pie
 

 


  

Pray For Rain 
October 23, 2015 
Partisan Records
Track listing: 
1. The Tower 
2. Pray For Rain 
3. Palest Pearl 
4. Clover 
5. Darling, Save Us 
6. Singer 
7. She Shakes 
8. Maximillian's Ring 
9. I Trace Your Symbol 
10. In the Night, In the Peaceful Night  
 

 
   
Tour Dates
10/01/15 - Toronto, ON - The Drake *
10/02/15 - Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz *
10/03/15 - Boston, MA - Middle East Upstairs *
10/04/15 - Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right *
10/06/15 - Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle *
10/07/15 - Washington, DC - DC9 *
10/08/15 - Carborro, NC - Cat's Cradle Back Room *
10/09/15 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn *
10/10/15 - Asheville, NC - The Mothlight *
10/12/15 - St. Louis, MO - The Demo *
10/13/15 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar *
10/27/15 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
10/29/15 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel *
11/01/15 - Santa Barbara, CA - SOhO Restaurant and Music Club *
11/02/15 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo *
11/04/15 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom *
11/07/15 - Dallas, TX - Three Links *
11/08/15 - Norman, OK - The Opolis *
11/09/15 - Omaha, NE - Reverb Lounge *
11/11/15 - Denver, CO - Hi-Dive *
11/12/15 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court *
11/13/15 - Boise, ID - Neurolux *
* = w/ Wild Ones
   

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9/29/2015

FIDLAR Performs "West Coast" on Jimmy Kimmel Live

 

ICYMI: FIDLAR PERFORMS "WEST COAST"
 ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 


In case you missed it, last night FIDLAR made their network television debut, with a performance of "West Coast" on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Watch the clip HERE. The band also performed their song "Why Generation" for Kimmel's online channels. Watch it HERE.  
 
FIDLAR's sophomore album Too is available now via Mom + Pop Records HEREThe band is currently on the road for an extensive headlining U.S. tour that will wrap on Halloween with a two-night hometown stand at the Regent Theater. In November the band will embark on a European tour. Tour dates and ticket information are available HERE
  
 
"The new record doesn't scrimp when it comes to giant hooks or appropriately buzzed-out guitars, but it does add an extra layer to finesse to the band's reliably scrappy songs." Stereogum
  
"An even more brutally honest FIDLAR, like the same word written with a thicker pen and darker ink." Noisey
 
"Hefty helpings of both undeniable hooks and rip-roaring gusto." Consequence of Sound
 
"When it comes to snotty aggression and booze-fueled distortion, the Los Angeles punk band is humming at peak power on its wild new album, Too." LA Times
 
"The group keeps it's lo-fi, distortion-tinged California odes intact on Too, while aiming a little higher (pun intended).'" Entertainment Weekly
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No Joy Announce Fall Tour with DIIV | Premiere New Music Video

No Joy Announce 
North American Fall Tour with DIIV
October 10th - November 8th



No Joy announce their upcoming North American Fall tour with DIIV, kicking off October 10th at The Sinclair in Boston. To celebrate, No Joy premiere a new music video today at Noisey for the track “Judith,” a song from their new album More Faithful, out now on Mexican Summer

No Joy Tour Dates:

More Faithful is No Joy’s third full-length album for Mexican Summer, produced by Jorge Elbrecht (Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Chairlift, Lansing-Dreiden, Violens). Throughout the album, singer / guitarist Jasamine White-Gluz, guitarist Laura Lloyd, drummer Garland Hastings, and bassist Michael Farsky (formerly of Dirty Beaches’ live band) push themselves to new peaks of intensity. 

The outcome is as unwavering as ever – a juxtaposition of unrest and calm, beauty and chaos, truth and fantasy. Everything pitched toward the throes of dimmed amps and hair-whipping guitar goddess rock music. There is no question that More Faithful is the most forward, throttling record No Joy has made taking their sound to the wall in a brazen display of beauty-laced power.

Pitchfork describes No Joy’s latest album as “both massive and soft around its edges, layering elements of surf-rock and psychedelia” while NPR refer to their sound as “ethereal, breezy.” The Montreal based quartet have also been featured in BillboardThe Village VoiceRookie MagazineTeen Vogue and many more.

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THE GO! TEAM Announce First U.S. Shows In 5 Years!

THE GO! TEAM ANNOUNCE FIRST U.S. SHOWS IN 5 YEARS
Live lineup will include original members Ian Parton, Ninja and Sam Dook
(Credit: Jo Bowker)
"[Ian Parton's] range as a composer, rather than an auteur or producer, has never been more evident...[The Scene Between feels] like his most truly songwritely work yet." (7.2) - Pitchfork
 
"[On The Scene Between, The Go! Team's] proven formula receives a fresh shot of youth, enthusiasm and pure pop fierceness." - NPR First Listen
 
"...The Go! Team are back and better than ever with The Scene Between..." - Buzzfeed
 
"...if you don't have a smile on your face by the time they hit the second chorus, it may be time to get a new face." (4/5 Stars) - Rolling Stone
 
"...a classic pop album." (A-) - The AV Club
 
"The latest Go! Team album, The Scene Between, is a gorgeous melange of chiming samples and propulsive instrumentation." - Stereogum
 
"boisterous and colourful" - Consequence of Sound
 
"...the power-pop album of the year." - SPIN
 
The Go! Team released The Scene Between earlier this year - a true return to form for frontman Ian Parton who created the album in its entirety by himself, sans The Go! Teamband members, for the first time since Thunder, Lighting, Strike. While live shows may have seemed unlikely as Parton produced the album alone, The Go! Team are gearing up to bring their wild, utterly unmissable live show Stateside as they announce their first U.S. tour in 5 years. The live lineup will feature original members Ian Parton, Ninja and Sam Dook, who will be joined by newcomers Cheryl PineroMaki and Simone Odaranile. Tickets go on sale on Friday - see below to find a show near you.
 
The Scene Between, out now via Memphis Industries, is markedly different from any of The Go! Team's previous releases and sees bandleader Ian Parton going back to his roots by writing, performing and producing all of the songs himself. The band'slast album entitled Rolling Blackouts became a natural end chapter for the band with members splintering off into different musical projects, getting married, teaching, experiencing real life. Bandleader Ian Parton took this opportunity to return to do what he does best - crate digging, fooling around by himself, trying to nail a feeling. He searched high and low for the right voices to match the songs, finding bedroom-core DIY artists whom he'd never met to provide vocals for each track. The result is The Scene BetweenThe Go! Team's first record in over 4 years and one of the finest albums in the band's catalog to date.

PRESS HERE to watch the music video for the The Scene Between's title track andHERE to watch the video for the album opener "What D'You Say?"
 
The Scene Between is available now at www.thegoteam.co.uk on pink vinyl, CD and download via iTunes.

U.S. Tour Dates
1/16/16                        Chicago, IL @ Venue TBA
1/18/16                        San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
1/19/16                        Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy
1/21/16                        New York, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
1/22/16                        Boston, MA @ Sinclair
1/23/16                        Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
1/24/16                        Washington, D.C. @ Black Cat

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Karl Denson's Tiny Universe in LA | Thurs, Oct 1 @ Echoplex

KARL DENSON'S TINY UNIVERSE
RETURNS TO LOS ANGELES
TO HEADLINE ECHOPLEX
ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1


Watch/Share My Baby w/ Nicki Bluhm (official video)

Watch/Share Brown Sugar (solo) w/ The Rolling Stones (video)

Listen/Share Karl Denson's Tiny Universe (Soundcloud)

Who:
KARL DENSON'S TINY UNIVERSE
w/ Special Guest Ivan Neville

When:
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1
8:30PM

Where:
ECHOPLEX
1822 W. Sunset Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA
The Echoplex is located below The Echo, enter through the alley at 1154 Glendale Blvd

Tickets:
$19 - $23
18+ // more info

About:
San Diego-based recording artist, songwriter and frontmant Karl Denson and his band the Tiny Universe (otherwise known as KDTU) are in the middle of their Fantastic Fall 2015 Tour. They will be stopping in Los Angeles to headlineEchoplex on Thursday, October 1.

Karl Denson is fast approaching musical icon status. From his history as a founding member of seminal boogaloo revivalists Greyboy Allstars to a string of acclaimed modern jazz records in the ‘90s to his current band, the hard-touring, funk-rock juggernaut Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, the man is among the most prolific and hardest working artists in music today.



As if all that wasn’t enough, Denson is an acclaimed and highly in-demand saxophonist who first came to national attention as a member of Lenny Kravitz's Let Love Rule-era band and currently holds down tenor saxophone duties in the greatest rock ’n’ band in the world, The Rolling Stones.

Karl Denson’s most recent recording, New Ammo, showcases the grittier side of the Tiny Universe's musical oeuvre, including stand outs like "My Baby" featuring singer Nicki Bluhm, "Everybody Knows That" and his raucous rendition of The White Stripes "Seven Nation Army." The album has received wide acclaim: All Music declared the effort, "easily their most musically adventurist album yet,” while DownBeat praised it as "music for both the party and for fans of instrumental prowess.”

KARL DENSON’S FANTASTIC FALL TOUR 2015
10/1 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
10/2 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up
10/9 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
10/10 - Charlotte, NC - U.S. National Whitewater Center
10/11 - Birmingham, AL - Vulcan Park & Museum
10/30 - Woodstock, NY - Bearsville Theatre ^
10/31 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl ^
11/12 - San Rafael, CA - Terrapin Crossroads Music Hall
11/13 - Nevada City, CA - Miners Foundry
11/14 - Santa Cruz, CA - Moe's Alley
11/17 - Napa, CA - City Winery
11/18 - Arcata, CA - Arcata Theatre ***
11/19 - Eugene, OR - HiFi Music Hall ***
11/20 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom ***
11/21 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox ***
11/27 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl
11/28 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl
1/6 - Miami, FL - Jam Cruise

* w/ Drew Emmit
** w/ Robert Randolph
*** w/ Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers
*** Performing Prince's classic album, Dirty Mind

http://karldenson.us

https://www.facebook.com/karldensonstinyuniverse
https://twitter.com/karldenson

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Irmin Schmidt (Can) Announces Retrospective Boxset

IRMIN SCHMIDT
ELECTRO VIOLET

12 CD BOX SET
OUT NOV 20, 2015

DEFINITIVE COLLECTION OF SOLO WORKS FROM
AVANT-GARDE COMPOSER IRMIN SCHMIDT

LISTEN TO UNRELEASED TRACK “WHY NOT” 
 
Photo credit: Steve Gullick

“...modern orchestral sound paintings” – MOJO
“...he has both subverted the high with the low and the low with the high” - THE WIRE
Electro Violet is the career spanning retrospective from legendary avant-garde composer Irmin Schmidt, out on Mute / Spoon Records on November 20, 2015. This 12 CD deluxe box set takes you on a journey through his entire solo work from 1981 to the present day.

Irmin Schmidt is a founding member of Can, the German band whose unparalleled genius remains unquestioned, timeless and immeasurably influential. Irmin began his classical education as a pianist, conductor and composer, studying under Stockhausen and Ligeti, before establishing Can in the late 60s, through which he combined classic new music with rock and jazz. The band’s powerful influence has never diminished, and recently Irmin Schmidt was awarded a Knighthood - the Chevalier De L'Ordre Des Arts Et Des Lettres - for his contribution to arts and culture by the French Ministry of Culture.

When all Can members decided to part ways and explore new sounds, Irmin teamed up with Swiss jazz and electronics musician Bruno Spoerri to make his first post-Can album, Toy Planet (1981), which opens the box set. The collection then travels through his Gormenghast opera, solo albums, collaborations with Kumo (Jono Podmore) and Duncan Fallowell, as well as his extensive and award winning film soundtrack work.

Following the release of Toy Planet, Schmidt continued his work for film and released his second solo album, Musk At Dusk (1987), followed by Impossible Holidays (1991).

Both Musk At Dusk and Impossible Holidays feature lyrics by the novelist Duncan Fallowell, sung by Schmidt. The collaboration with Fallowell continued with his next project: the opera Gormenghast, based on Mervyn Peake's classic novel, for which Fallowell wrote the libretto.

During work on the opera, Irmin Schmidt met Jono Podmore, electronic composer and programming specialist, which whom he formed the duo Irmin Schmidt & Kumo and released two albums: Master Of Confusion (2001) and Axolotl Eyes (2008).

All six solo albums are featured in Irmin Schmidt’s Electro Violet alongside six soundtrack CDs that provide an overview of Schmidt’s work for film.

The Film Musik CDs include a previously unreleased album, Film Musik Anthology Vol. 6 in addition to music from across over 100 soundtracks and theatre compositions that Schmidt has worked on over the past three decades.  The collection includes music from Palermo Shooting (Wim Wenders, 2008),Schneeland (Hans W. Geissendörfer, 2005) as well as the critically acclaimed German TV series Blochand Tatort, plus the TV film, Mord In Eberswalde by Stephan Wagner, for which Schmidt won the Best Film Music award in 2013 from the Deutsche Akademie Für Fernsehen.

The Electro Violet box comes with an 80-page booklet, featuring new liner notes from Max Dax and Irmin Schmidt. Each album is presented in an individual gatefold sleeve with the artwork, entitled Bärenkuss 5, coming from longtime friend and Berlin artist, FRANEK.  The original art measures at 5x4 feet. For more information on the artist, visit: http://www.franek-berlin.de

Listen to an unreleased track from the box set here.
 
“Why Not” is from the soundtrack of award winning German director Stephan Wagner’s 2012 film,Lösegeld (produced by WDR / ARD) and features Markus Stockhausen (son of Karlheinz Stockhausen) on trumpet.

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ELECTRO VIOLET BOX SET CONTENTS
Toy Planet (1981)
Musk At Dusk (1987)
Impossible Holidays (1991)
Gormenghast - A Fantasy Opera (2000)
Masters of Confusion (2001)
Axolotl Eyes (2008)

Soundtracks:
Film Musik Anthology  Vol. 1 (1994)
Film Musik Anthology  Vol. 2 (1994)
Film Musik Anthology  Vol. 3 (1994)
Film Musik Anthology  Vol. 4 (2009)
Film Musik Anthology  Vol. 5 (2009)
Film Musik Anthology  Vol. 6 (2015)
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