2/26/2015

Fat White Family Announce April/May Tour Dates / Pitchfork TV

FAT WHITE FAMILY ANNOUNCE APRIL/MAY TOUR DATES
INCLUDING AUSTIN PSYCH FEST MAY 10TH
 
CLICK ON IMAGE TO WATCH EXCLUSIVE LIVE FOOTAGE AND INTERVIEW ON PITCHFORK TV
 
 
In the past year, Fat White Family have been critically acclaimed, both in the UK and the US. Conquering SXSW 2014, CMJ, Fun Fun Fun Fest, and embarking on a hugely successful US tour last fall, they were recently among the nominees for Best Live Band and Best Video (for Touch The Leather), at the NME Awards in London. Currently on tour in the UK, as part of the NME Awards Tour with Palma Violets, the US dates kick off in April and include Austin Psych Fest on May 10th. 
 
LIVE SHOWS:
 
4/2 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
4/29 – Cambridge, MA – TT the Bears
4/30 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
5/1 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts (Black Box)
5/2 – Baltimore, MD – The Metro Gallery
5/3 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
5/5 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
5/6 – Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot (Pike Room)
5/7 – Toronto, ON – Canadian Music Week – The Horseshoe
5/8 – Toronto, ON – Canadian Music Week - Garrison
5/10 – Austin, TX – Austin Psych Fest
5/11 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
5/13 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
5/14 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
5/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
5/16 – Costa Mesa, CA – The Wayfarer
5/17 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
 
 'Champagne Holocaust' is available through Fat Possum Records, and the band also have their own label, Without Consent.
 
  "Fat White Family have a knack for turning questionable taste into excellent punk rock." Rolling Stone
".....excellent, wild performers... great stuff." Brooklyn Vegan

"....the most exciting young band in Britain..." Q Magazine
 
"...unconscionably thrilling. "  The Guardian
 
"...reminds me of long-lost groups like the Cravats and Marc Riley and the Creepers, as well as perennially loved cult artists like the Gun Club and the Fall....Don’t ever lose your ramshackleness and devil-may-care attitude, Fat White Family." The Stranger
 
"...refreshingly unique..." Bust

"Fat White Family have this dirty energy to them that just takes over a room...f you cut loose and let them work their magic on you, it’s a grand old time." WeAllWantSomeone
 


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Lily & Madeleine's "Blue Blades" music video premieres at NPR


LILY & MADELEINE’S “BLUE BLADES” MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES AT NPR MUSIC

FUMES OUT NOW ON ASTHMATIC KITTY RECORDS

 
 
 
“…ridiculously charming and sweet harmonies…”—NPR Music


“Their songs have a maturity that transcends their years.”—KCRW


“In a sea of auto-tuned sameness, their soulful and simple harmonies stand out like none other.” Lucky Magazine


 “…the twosome, known for their pinpoint harmonies and vocal precision, had no reservations about flipping the script this go-round: They amped up the production and gave their new album…a far more bombastic sound.”  ELLE Magazine 

 


The official music video for Lily & Madeleine’s “ Blue Blades” premiered today at NPR Music and can now be viewed/shared here. Of the video, NPR Music’s Robin Hilton asserts, “…a transfixing and strangely twisted fairy tale that unfolds slowly in a world of ice and snow.”
 
“Blue Blades” is from the duo’s new album, Fumes, which was recently released to widespread critical acclaim ( Asthmatic Kitty Records). Of the music, Teen Vogue praises, “There’s a good chance Lily Jurkiewicz and Madeleine Jurkiewicz are about to become the coolest girls you know…prepare to fall in love the second you hear their voices,” while NPR Music describes, “ Fumes is a misleading record, the way a masterfully performed dance is misleading: It looks easy only because the complexities behind it are unfathomable to outsiders. There’s a borderlessness to Lily & Madeleine that leans from seamlessly natural to mesmerizingly preternatural, hinting at deeper forces at work than skill and practice.” Additionally, the U.K.’s The Independent proclaims, “Never mind Difficult Second Album Syndrome. When Indianapolis sisters Lily & Madeleine released their lovely self-titled album in 2013, their stated aim was to record an album a year for the next three years. True to their word, one year and one day later… Fumes, an even better follow up.”
 
In celebration of the release, the duo is currently in the midst on a nationwide tour. See below for complete details. Of their recent live show, No Country For New Nashville praised, “The show, quite simply, was beautiful...these girls command the stage in such a steady, reassuring way that anything more than them just playing their music would be too much. In this case, less is absolutely more, and they’ve mastered it.”
 
Produced once again by Paul Mahern, the 10-track album was recorded in Bloomington, IN and was written by the sisters and longtime collaborator Kenny Childers (Gentleman Caller). Of the project, Madeleine comments, “ Fumes is a new step for us as artists. It shows our transformation as musicians and as women, and was inspired by our experience on the road as well as the life experiences of people close to us. Dedicating more time and working with new artists in the studio allowed us to better create the sound we wanted. It’s a perfect reflection of this stage of our lives.”
 
The new recording follows the sisters’ self-titled debut album, which was released last year to overwhelming critical acclaim. The New York Times calls Lily & Madeleine, “…extraordinary…,” while Nylon Magazine praises, “…already honed a mature, enchanting sound” and Paste asserts, “stunning singers, smart songwriters, and effortless live performers.” Additionally, in the past year, the duo has appeared on CBS’ “ This Morning,” KCRW’s “ Morning Becomes Eclectic” and NPR Music’s “ Tiny Desk Concert” series.
 
LILY & MADELEINE U.S. TOUR DATES
March 5                                                        Elmhurst, IL                                       York High School
   March 6                                                   Minneapolis, MN                       Bryant Lake Bowl Theater
March 7                                                        Madison, WI                                            The Frequency
 (additional dates to be announced)
 
Fumes is now available at iTunes , Amazon and Asthmatic Kitty Records  
 

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FLIGHT FACILITIES "DOWN TO EARTH" VIDEO STARRING SAM ROCKWELL

FLIGHT FACILITIES
"DOWN TO EARTH"
OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
STARRING SAM ROCKWELL
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"I really, really liked the song, and it was an honour to work with legendary choreographer Vincent Paterson. I'm the kinda guy that likes to shake my tail feather, and so it was a great opportunity to get some new moves, especially to such a sweet beat." - Sam Rockwell

After soaring high in 2014 with their critically acclaimed debut album release and first worldwide headline tour, Flight Facilities now head back "Down To Earth" as they release the album's title track with what may become their own crowning "Fatboy Slim x Christopher Walken' video moment, featuring none other than Hollywood superstar Sam Rockwell (The Green Mile, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Seven Psychopaths).
The video director Rhett Wade Ferrell, who previously worked his magic on the videos for "Sunshine" with Reggie Watts and breakthrough single "Crave You" featuring Giselle (currently sitting on an astonishing 15 million views), had the following to say of the exciting high-profile collaboration:
"Sam is one of my favourite actors and he is incredibly watchable. We knew Sam was a great dancer but Jimmy, Hugo and I always believed the tone of the video should be more of a " dancing when no one is looking" vibe than a super tight well-rehearsed dance video."
The clip shows off Rockwell's lesser-known talents – with help from choreographer Vince Patterson (Michael Jackson, Madonna) – as he prances through a diner, dancing to "Down To Earth", only to wake up from a twisted daydream. Note: spot the Flight Facilities cameo.
Flight Facilities' Jimmy & Hugo said of the experience of working with the Hollywood A Lister:
"It started as a fantasy idea in the park 6 months ago and we still can't believe it's happened. It couldn't be more appropriate that the song is 'Down To Earth' because it speaks to Sam's character in every aspect of his involvement in the project. Between Sam and Vincent Paterson, it was something we'll never forget, and something we can't thank them enough for being a part of"
With Vic Mensa heading on stage at Laneway Festival shows in Sydney and Melbourne to perform his own rendition of "Down to Earth", a collaboration with pop superstar Kylie Minogue, and the addition of Mr. Rockwell's tap dancing seal of approval, it is only a matter of time before Flight Facilities invade airwaves and sound systems yet again. So just like Mr Rockwell, live out your wildest daydreams with "Down to Earth"

Director - Rhett Wade Ferrell (Flight Facilities – Crave You, Sunshine)
Choreographer - Vince Paterson (Michael Jackson, Madonna, Cirque du Soleil)
WATCH THE "DOWN TO EARTH" VIDEO HERE
STREAM "DOWN TO EARTH" HERE
BUY "DOWN TO EARTH" HERE

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Godfather of Punk Poetry John Cooper Clarke

 
 
 
GODFATHER OF PUNK POETRY
JOHN COOPER CLARKE
RETURNS TO IGNITE STAGES
IN HIS FIRST NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
IN OVER 35 YEARS
 
 
 
“Clarke is the godfather of British performance poetry, a star of alternative comedy before there was even a circuit on which to ply his trade.”
 
Daily Telegraph

"His metier remains scabrous social commentary, poetic whimsy and surrealist asides delivered at teeth-rattling velocity."
 
- The Guardian
 
The iconic John Cooper Clarke, infamous for his combinations of custom crafted poetry, sharp satirical wit, melancholic language, and hilarious political puns is making his way back to North America with a 10 city tour in the U.S. and Canada. The tour kicks off on April 30 in Las Vegas and culminates in Toronto on May 16. Treasured and adored across Europe, John Cooper Clarke is known in the U.S.A. today for his dry Manchurian wit on the final moments of the HBO Series, The Sopranos. 
 
This poet, movie star, rock star and comedian who collaborated and toured with The Clash, The Sex Pistols, Elvis Costello and Alan Ginsberg, is the godfather of punk poetry and is legendary for his rhythmical and comedic performances.
 
“Swaying on his Chelsea boots, rocking the microphone stand and flicking through his well-thumbed notebooks, Cooper Clarke gives each poem a witty introduction.” - Chronicle Live
 
His acerbic, satirical, political and very funny verse, delivered in a unique rapid-fire performance style, resonated with the punk movement of the 70s. John became a figurehead for that movement and all it encompassed; John Cooper Clarke’s late1970s/early 1980s major label recordings are still influential today. And now, 40 years later, his work remains just as relevant as it was then.
 
In recent years Cooper Clarke has been a part of two worldwide # 1 albums. John’s first book of poems “Ten Years In an Open Necked Shirt” is one of the world’s best-selling poetry books. He is currently negotiating a new book deal for an imminent release. At home in Britain, Cooper Clarke’s trademark skinny flamingo profile, with its jaunty cockscomb of hair, is more identifiable than ever. The much-loved cultural icon is the subject of a BBC documentary, “Evidently John Cooper Clarke.”
 
After performing on a few dates on the West Cost in the fall of 2014 John Cooper Clarke is back to grace North American stages with his timeless works of poetic and comedic relief.  

John Cooper Clarke’s latest download, “Live in London", is the soundtrack from legendary show that showcases his best work - old and new. “Live In London” is released on Fulfill Records and is available o
n iTunes, priced at $7.92.
 
 
Discography

 
North American Tour Dates
DATE
VENUE
CITY
Thursday, April 30
Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, May 2
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, May 3
San Francisco, CA
Tuesday, May 5
Chicago, IL
Thursday, May 7
Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, May 9
Fairfield, CT
Monday, May 11
Philadelphia, PA
Tuesday, May 12
Washington, DC
Thursday, May 14
Boston, MA
Friday, May 15
Toronto, ON
Saturday, May 16
Toronto, ON


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Meet Me In Orbit // Debut EP of West Coast Dream-Pop out April 7


MEET ME IN ORBIT
DEBUT EP, TRAVELLER, COMING APRIL 7
DIGITAL EP RELEASE VIA SKY COUNCIL RECORDINGS


New York, NY (February 26, 2015) – Meet Me in Orbit’s music is built out of a mutual love for analog synthesizers, vintage gear and expansive musical landscapes. The dream-synth duo will release their debut EP, Traveller on April 7, 2015 via Sky Council Recordings. The five-song EP features two previously released singles, “Lightyears Away” and “Enter the Night” as well as three new tracks.

Enjoy the video and stream of "Light Years Away" and stream "Enter the Night" below and feel free to post:
"Light Years Away" Video
"Light Years Away" Stream, Spotify, iTunes
"Enter The Night" Stream, Spotify, iTunes

Meet Me in Orbit (MMO) is the San Francisco based synth pop duo of Jared Brannan and Brandon Bews. The two strive to strike a balance between energetic synth pop and ambient textures, drawing inspiration from artists like M83, The Killers, Miami Nights 1984 and Vangelis. Initially created out of a collaboration between coworkers, Meet Me in Orbit quickly took shape in early 2014 as one song led into a creation of multiple songs.  By summer 2014, the two decided to share MMO with the world and self-released their first two singles.

In early 2015, MMO captured the attention of New York City record label Sky Council Recordings, whose band Artisan Loyalist had the MMO singles in constant rotation on the tour bus. Sky Council loved the initial singles and promptly signed the duo.

Meet Me in Orbit will follow their April release with a Spring/Summer 2015 US tour.


Meet Me in Orbit Traveller Track List
1 – Last Time
2 – We Are Grown
3 – All You Can
4 – Enter The Night
5 – Lightyears Away


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2/25/2015

Crate Digger: An Obsession With Punk Records by Bob Suren



Crate Digger: An Obsession With Punk Recordsby Bob Suren
Available on June 9th - Trade Paperback, 192 Pages - $14.95


An insider's account of the last 30 years of punk rock and vinyl records, 
including new information on many punk luminaries.

Bob Suren spent more than 30 years immersed in punk rock. His obsession with punk music, culture, and especially record collecting began with a loaned mix tape in a small town in Florida when he was a teenager and slowly took over all aspects of his life.

He started a record label and distribution company, opened a record store, managed a thriving bootleg merchandise empire, published a magazine, promoted shows, and traveled the world with his own band. He mentored generations of younger punks and built a movement that put Florida on the map. He stayed a step ahead of all the ups and downs of the music industry, always pioneering.

Join Bob as he hangs out with punk luminaries like Jello Biafra, The Meatmen, Raw Power, Black Flag, The Dead Boys, Millions of Dead Cops, Rattus, and more. He relates his (mis)adventures breaking his curfew to see the Dead Boys' last show, almost getting arrested after seeing the Ramones, touring with his bands in Egypt, Ecuador, Brazil, and more.

As Jeff Nelson of Minor Threat said, "Really brings to life the early days of the American punk scene as it spread slowly across the country, through turntables, fanzines, and word of mouth. His vivid vinyl recollections illustrate how good record stores and adventurous college radio stations were so essential in bringing startling new music into the lives of many previously isolated kids. It follows the trajectory of a kid-turned-concert-promoter as his passion for music became all-consuming."

Then one day it all fell apart. He'd built up his life like a record collection, but it didn't satisfy him anymore. He sold everything, dropped out, moved far from home to start fresh... and wrote this book.

Crate Digger is written in short spurts tied to actual records. The result is real, heartfelt, and deeply informed by the music of the last thirty years. It's a basic piece of your punk history collection.

"Bob Suren delivers some great punk rawk history through anecdote and wit, intermingled with personal stories of love, loss, the characters that have come and gone and that elusive hunk of vinyl that's just around the next corner.... All spanning 30 years of Bob's life." 
- Ami Lawless, Voetsek

"A passionate and cautionary tale of the ecstasy and dark side of a serious vinyl addiction in the golden age of preinternet wax hoarding . A must read for anyone who collects anything!" 
- Tesco Vee, the Meatmen.

"More than just your typical "record guide," Crate Digger allows us to accompany Bob on his passionate 30+ year punk rock journey. The anecdotal approach reminds us that, for the passionate music fan, there's a personal connection to a particular record that often conjures up various memories, both good and bad." 
- Al Quint, Suburban Voice magazine and Sonic Overload Radio.



SPECS
ISBN: 978-1-62106-878-5
Publication Date: June 9, 2015
Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Subjects: Music / Memoir
Price: $14.95 U.S.
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PAUL WELLER US TOUR TICKET PRE-SALE STARTS TODAY 2/25

PAUL WELLER US TOUR TICKET PRE-SALE STARTING TODAY
VIP PACKAGES AVAILABLE
NEW ALBUM SATURNS PATTERN OUT MAY 12TH
 
February 25, 2015 - (Burbank, CA) - Paul Weller is hitting the road this summer and we have VIP packages and pre-sale tickets available starting today at 10am local venue time.
Paul Weller Premium Package Includes:
- 1 General Admission ticket
- 1 Exclusive Litho Signed by Paul Weller
Click here to access the pre-sale for the dates listed below.

 Please use the following username and password to log in:
 Username: paulweller
 Password: saturnspattern

Tue       June 9               9:30 Club                        Washington, DC
Wed      June 10             Union Transfer               Philadelphia, PA
Wed      June 17             Vic Theatre                     Chicago, IL
Thurs    June 18             The Vogue                      Indianapolis, IN
Fri         June 19             Mr. Smalls Theatre         Pittsburgh, PA


Click here to access the pre-sale for the other tour dates listed below.

Please use the following password to purchase tickets:
saturnspattern

Fri        June 12                         Terminal 5                     New York, NY
Sat       June 13                         Paradise Rock Club       Boston, MA
Sun      June 14                         Upstate Concert Hall      Clifton Park, NY
Mon      June 15                         Danforth Music Hall       Toronto, ON
Sat       June 20                         Music Hall Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY

 
VIP Packages and pre-sale tickets are limited and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for only the above date. Be sure to get yours now!


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Au.Ra Debut Album Streaming at Consequence Of Sound

Au.Ra Debut Album Streaming at Consequence Of Sound
Jane's Lament Out March 3 via felte
 
Photo Credit: Mitchell Grant

Stream: Jane's Lament via Consequence Of Sound or  

Watch: "Morning" video via Alt Citizen or YouTube
  
"The songs each set their spaced-out melodies and textures against body-moving rhythms, 
so the end product comes off like Primal Scream at their most hallucinatory or My Bloody Valentine 
at their grooviest." - Stereogum
 
"Au.Ra effortlessly strike a balance between dreamy and atmospheric guitar rattles, and 
just the right amount of reverb...the Australian duo construct what feels like worldly guitar 
pop, with a lackadaisical exuberance that lifts you up and carries you away into 
it's brightness." - The Line Of Best Fit
"... psychedelic dream-pop with just the right mix of analogue and digital vibrations.." - Prefix
"Anyone who can audibly make their guitars sound like extensions of their own body and mind is good in our books." - This Is Fake DIY
 
Sydney's Au.Ra, a duo composed of Tim Jenkins and Tom Crandles, are set to release their debut full length on Los Angeles label, felte. J ane's Lament, a work which carefully envelops the listener in dreamy hues of sound, will be available on March 3. Pre-order Au.Ra's debut album at  felte's webstore now. In anticipation of the album's release  Consequence Of Sound is streaming Jane's Lament a week before its street date. Earlier this month,  Self-Titled premiered a stream of "You're On My Mind" from Jane's Lament and described the track as, "a deeply meditative listen driven by bold drum beats, fog-infused melodies, and guitars that glide and glaze over everything like a muffled shoegaze record." 

Made over the course of two years, the LP was birthed from improvised jams the pair play over droning guitars and looped drum beats. Tracks like "Sun," and "Pyramid" emerge slowly out of interplays between simple melodies and layered, reverbed instrumentation.

Au.Ra's "emotive soundscapes" perfectly encase their non-traditional pop songwriting, like on highlight "Morning," where shimmering guitar riffs transport you to a serene, meditative realm. Their repetitive lyrics belie this easy transcendence, sometimes even verging on incantation. These songs evoke a languid drive along a bending highway in autumn, the scenery and light shifting.   

Au.Ra - Jane's Lament (March 3, 2015)
  
01. Morning
02. Sun
03. Pyramid
04. You're On My Mind
05. Juki
06. Spare the Thought
07. Talk Show
08. Ease
09. Width

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