Just under three weeks away from the release of Volcano Choir‘s Repave, and we have anther track for you to hear! Watch the visual and listen to Repave‘s second single, Comrade above or here on YouTube. Dan Huiting took footage taken on location at April Base Studios during the band’s final mixing weekend and subsequent photo shoot to create the visual for the second single.
Tickets for the band’s Fall tour and pre-order links for ‘Repave’ out September 3rd in the US (2nd in the UK) are below. Read the rest of this entry »
Unknown Mortal Orchestra returns the remix favor with a reworking of Lindstrom’s “Rà-àkõ-st.” You’ll recognize UMO’s touch right away, echoing lines from Ruban’s II. Stream the track above.
What makes a remix even better? New tour dates, of course. UMO has extended what is making itself out to be a year-long tour, with shows going into September and October. You’ll find the new dates below.
Sept-26 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
Sept-27 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
Sept-28 San Diego, CA – Casbah
Sept-29 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
Oct-2 Austin, TX – The Mohawk
Oct-3 Little Rock, AR – Stickyz RocknRoll Chicken Shack
Oct-4 Nashville, TN – Exit In
Oct-5 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
Oct-6 Carrboro, NC – Cats Cradle
Oct-8 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
Oct-9 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
Oct-14 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Oct-15 Montreal, Canada – Cabaret Mile End
Oct-16 Toronto, Canada – Lee’s Palace
Oct-17 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick Lounge
Oct-18 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
Oct-19 Pittsburgh, PA – Altar
Oct-22 Madison, WI – The Frequency
Nov-7 London, UK – Electric Ballroom
Nov-8 Manchester, UK – Gorilla
The Cave Singers have announced a new summer tour! They’ll spend this June playing shows across the Northwest and into Canada, with the routing taking them as far south as Indiana and back home again. Dates kick off with a performance at Spokane’s Elk Fest . It’s the second round of touring the band is setting out on this year in support of their new album Naomi. You’ll find the full list of dates and ticket links below!
The best time is remix time. Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s “Swim and Sleep (Like A Shark)” gets a redo by Norwegian producer, Lindstrom. The tracks comes in conjunction with the announcement of new North American tour dates. You’ll find both posted below.
It is a special kind of day when you get to announce the signing of an artist as talented and all-consuming as Angel Olsen. Her voice is an incredibly strange, yet warmly inviting instrument always positioned at the forefront of her songs. The St. Louis raised, now Chicago-based singer began experimenting with her voice at a young age, recording tapes and then teaching herself to harmonize with those recordings. That process — of listening and recording and listening and recording — has imbued her music with a confidence and wisdom that extends as much to her arrangements as to the voice that defines her music.
And it’s little surprise, then, that her work is inspired by what she describes as “being home, feeling home within yourself. Simple things like homes and existence and death and birth.” Her music is defined by many of the same signposts by which folk music first defined itself — resonant images, bold voices, deeply human tones. And so Olsen is, to turn a phrase, bringing it all back home.
Enough with the words! With all of this, it’s best you just hear what exactly we are talking about. Watch Angel perform “Miranda” live at Grand Street Bakery – video below. You’ll also find Angel’s forthcoming tour dates listed at the end of the post. Read the rest of this entry »