Album Release: Listen to Marlon Williams’ New Album, ‘Make Way for Love,’ Out Now

Today sees the release of Make Way For Love, the sophomore album by New Zealand’s Marlon Williams. Known for his effortlessly distinctive voice, Williams shows exponential growth as a songwriter throughout Make Way For Love’s 11 original songs as he reveals himself in an unprecedented way in the wake of a fractured relationship.

Stream and/or Purchase Marlon Williams’ Make Way For Love

Release week kicked off with an excellent performance on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” where Williams and The Yarra Benders played a selection of songs off the new album, including lead single “Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore,” and proceeded with NPR Music presenting Williams’ Tiny Desk Concert taped late last year. Here he performed a cover of “When I Was A Young Girl,” in which Bob Boilen commented, “Marlon Williams’ rendition is more stunning than any version I’ve heard . . . The purity of Marlon Williams’ voice is rare and entrancing,” plus Make Way For Love’s “What’s Chasing You,” and standalone single “Vampire Again,” before closing with the album’s title track. As Boilen further stated “it reveals an intimacy at the heart of what makes [Williams] such a magnetic artist.”

Marlon Williams’ largest ever headline tour kicks off next week in the UK. He’ll bring his incredible live show to North America in early March. Additionally, Marlon will support Brandi Carlile at theaters in Seattle and New York this spring.

Marlon Williams Tour Dates:
Thu. Feb. 22 — Bristol, UK @ Louisiana
Fri. Feb. 23 — Manchester, UK @ Night & Day
Sat. Feb. 24 — Dublin, IE @ Whelans
Mon. Feb. 26 — Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts
Tue. Feb. 27 — Leeds, UK @ Community Room
Wed. Feb. 28 — London, UK @ Scala
Mon. Mar. 5 — Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus
Tue. Mar. 6 — Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Thu. Mar. 8 — Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Fri. Mar. 9 — Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Sat. Mar. 10 — Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
Tue. Mar. 13 – Sat. Mar. 17 — Austin TX @ SXSW
Sun. Mar. 18 — Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Mon. Mar. 19 — Dallas, TX @ Three Links Deep Ellum
Wed. Mar. 21 — Nashville, TN @ High Watt
Fri. Mar. 23 — Washington, DC @ DC9
Sat. Mar. 24 — Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Sun. Mar. 25 — Boston, MA @ Great Scott
Tue. Mar. 27 — Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Thu. Mar. 29 — Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
Fri. Mar. 30 – Seattle WA @ The Moore Theater w/ Brandi Carlile
Sat. Mar. 31 – Seattle WA @ The Moore Theater w/ Brandi Carlile
Sun. Apr. 1 — Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Tue. Apr. 3 — San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
Wed. Apr. 4 — Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram
Thu. Apr. 5 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theater w/ Brandi Carlile
Fri. Apr. 6 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theater w/ Brandi Carlile
Sat. Apr. 7 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theater w/ Brandi Carlile
Wed. Apr. 11 — Brussels, BE @ AB Club
Thu. Apr. 12 — Cologne, DE @ Yuca
Fri. Apr. 13 — Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
Sat. Apr. 14 — Hamburg, DE @ Nochtwache
Sun. Apr. 15 — Copenhagen, DK @ Ideal Bar
Tue. Apr. 17 — Oslo, NO @ Cafe Mono
Wed. Apr. 18 — Stockholm, SE @ Kagelbanan
Fri. Apr. 20 — Berlin, DE @ Privatclub
Sat. Apr. 21 — Munich, DE @ Orange House
Sun. Apr. 22 — Vienna, CH @ Chelsea
Tue. Apr. 24 — Bologna, IT @ Locomotiv
Wed. Apr. 25 — Zurich, CH @ Bogen F
Thu. Apr. 26 — Besancon, FR @ La Rodia
Fri. Apr. 27 — Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere
Sat. Apr. 28 — Utrecht, NL @ Ekko
Fri. May 4 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
Sat. May 12 — Melbourne @ Forum Theatre
Mon. May 14 — Adelaide @ The Gov
Tue. May 15 — Perth @ Rosemount
Wed. May 16 — Brisbane @ Triffid
Thu. May 17 — Sydney @ Metro Theatre
Sat. May 19 — Wellington, NZ @ Hunter Lounge
Tue. May 22 — Dunedin, NZ @ Glenroy
Wed. May 23 — Christchurch, NZ @ Foundry
Fri. May 25 — Auckland, NZ @ Auckland Town Hall

Watch Marlon Williams’ New “Come To Me” Video

New Zealand’s Marlon Williams will release Make Way For Love on February 16th – and we couldn’t be more excited for you to hear it. Throughout 11 original songs, Williams reveals himself in an unprecedented way in the wake of a fractured relationship. But while this sophomore album draws on his own story, it also captures the emotional ups-and-downs of relationships we’ve all been through. New single, “Come To Me,” presents the blissful side of that spectrum. The song’s accompanying video, directed by Martin Sagadin, features Williams and his band – David Khan (guitar), Ben Woolley (bass), and Angus Agars (drums) – enjoying a day off at the Lyttelton Skate Park in their hometown. You can watch the video below.

Pre-order Make Way For Love
https://marlon-williams.lnk.to/makewayforlove

Make Way For Love was recorded with producer Noah Georgeson (known for his work with Joanna Newsom and Cate Le Bon) and Marlon’s backing band, The Yarra Benders, in North California’s Panoramic Studios after several weeks of pre-production in Lyttelton. The finished result moves Marlon several paces from “country” with forays into cinematic strings, reverb, rollicking guitar and at least one quiet piano ballad. You can pre-order your own copy via the link above, and catch a Marlon set during one of the tour dates below.

Marlon Williams Tour Dates:
Thu. Feb. 22 — Bristol, UK @ Louisiana
Fri. Feb. 23 — Manchester, UK @ Night & Day
Sat. Feb. 24 — Dublin, IE @ Whelans
Mon. Feb. 26 — Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts
Tue. Feb. 27 — Leeds, UK @ Community Room
Wed. Feb. 28 — London, UK @ Scala
Mon. Mar. 5 — Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus
Tue. Mar. 6 — Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Thu. Mar. 8 — Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Fri. Mar. 9 — Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Sat. Mar. 10 — Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
Tue. Mar. 13 – Sat. Mar. 17 — Austin TX @ SXSW
Sun. Mar. 18 — Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Mon. Mar. 19 — Dallas, TX @ Three Links Deep Ellum
Wed. Mar. 21 — Nashville, TN @ High Watt
Fri. Mar. 23 — Washington, DC @ DC9
Sat. Mar. 24 — Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Sun. Mar. 25 — Boston, MA @ Great Scott
Tue. Mar. 27 — Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Thu. Mar. 29 — Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
Sun. Apr. 1 — Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Tue. Apr. 3 — San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
Wed. Apr. 4 — Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram
Wed. Apr. 11 — Brussels, BE @ AB Club
Thu. Apr. 12 — Cologne, DE @ Yuca
Fri. Apr. 13 — Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
Sat. Apr. 14 — Hamburg, DE @ Nochtwache
Sun. Apr. 15 — Copenhagen, DK @ Ideal Bar
Tue. Apr. 17 — Oslo, NO @ Cafe Mono
Wed. Apr. 18 — Stockholm, SE @ Kagelbanan
Fri. Apr. 20 — Berlin, DE @ Privatclub
Sat. Apr. 21 — Munich, DE @ Orange House
Sun. Apr. 22 — Vienna, CH @ Chelsea
Tue. Apr. 24 — Bologna, IT @ Locomotiv
Wed. Apr. 25 — Zurich, CH @ Bogen F
Thu. Apr. 26 — Besancon, FR @ La Rodia
Fri. Apr. 27 — Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere
Sat. Apr. 28 — Utrecht, NL @ Ekko
Sat. May 12 — Melbourne @ Forum Theatre
Mon. May 14 — Adelaide @ The Gov
Tue. May 15 — Perth @ Rosemount
Wed. May 16 — Brisbane @ Triffid
Thu. May 17 — Sydney @ Metro Theatre
Sat. May 19 — Wellington, NZ @ Hunter Lounge
Tue. May 22 — Dunedin, NZ @ Glenroy
Wed. May 23 — Christchurch, NZ @ Foundry
Fri. May 25 — Auckland, NZ @ Auckland Town Hall

A Place To Bury Strangers Announce New Album ‘Pinned’ Out April 13th :: Watch The Video for “Never Coming Back”

A Place To Bury Strangers have announced their new album, Pinned, coming out April 13th. Their fifth full-length finds them converting difficult moments into some of their most urgent work to date. It’s their first since the 2016 election, and their first since the 2014 closing of Death By Audio, the beloved Brooklyn DIY space where founding guitarist/singer Oliver Ackerman lived, worked, and created with complete freedom.

Pre-order Pinned
https://APTBS.lnk.to/pinned

Pinned opens with “Never Coming Back,” a frightening crescendo of group vocals, vertiginous guitar work, and bassist Dion Lunadon’s unrelenting bass. “That song is a big concept,” Ackermann says. “You make these decisions in your life…you’re contemplating whether or not this will be the end. You think of your mortality, those moments you could die and what that means. You’re thinking about that edge of the end, deciding whether or not it’s over. When you’re close to that edge, you could teeter over.”

A couple of years ago, A Place To Bury Strangers made one of those big decisions Ackermann speaks of on “Never Coming Back.” They were in search of a new drummer and Lunadon met Lia Simone Braswell who was playing shows around Brooklyn where she had recently relocated from Los Angeles. After seeing her play, Lunadon was moved to ask Braswell if she’d want to come to a band practice sometime.

While not only cementing herself as the band’s new drummer, Braswell also contributes vocals on “Never Coming Back” and elsewhere on Pinned, opening up a whole new dimension in the band’s music. “As things go on, you don’t want them to be stagnant,” Ackermann remarks. “Being a band for ten years, it’s hard to keep things moving forward. I see so many bands that have been around and they’re a weaker version of what they used to be. This band is anti-that. We try to push ourselves constantly, with the live shows and the recordings. We always want to get better. You’ve got to dig deep and take chances, and sometimes, I questioned that. It took really breaking through to make it work. I think we did that.”

It’s a clear and honest statement of intent, not just for everything that follows, but for this band as a whole.

A Place To Bury Strangers Tour Dates:
3/14/18-3/18/18 Austin, TX – SXSW
4/12/18 Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere [Pinned Record Release]
4/18/18 Wiesbaden, Germany – Alter Schlachthof
4/19/18 Bern, Switzerland – ISC
4/20/18 Giavera Del Montello, Italy – Bemicio Live Gigs
4/21/18 Bologna, Italy – Freakout Club
4/22/18 Turin, Italy – Spazio 211
4/24/18 Winterthur, Switzerland – Salzhaus
4/25/18 Lyon, France – Marche Gare
4/26/18 Paris, France – Le Trabendo
4/27/18 Amiens, France – La Lune Des Pirates
4/28/18 Dortmund, Germany – FZW
4/29/18 Antwerp, Belgium – Trix Bar
5/01/18 Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doonroosje
5/02/18 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso Noord
5/04/18 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega Small
5/05/18 Oslo, Norway – BLAA
5/07/18 Berlin, Germany – Bi Nuu
5/08/18 Hamburg, Germany – Logo
5/10/18 London, UK – The Garage
5/24/18 Washington, DC – DC9 w/ Prettiest Eyes
5/25/18 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery w/ Prettiest Eyes
5/26/18 Raleigh, NC – Kings Barcade w/ Prettiest Eyes
5/27/18 Asheville, NC – The Mothlight w/ Prettiest Eyes
5/28/18 Atlanta, GA – The Earl w/ Prettiest Eyes
5/30/18 New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa w/ Prettiest Eyes
5/31/18 Houston, TX – The Secret Group w/ Prettiest Eyes
6/01/18 Austin, TX – Barracuda w/ Prettiest Eyes
6/02/18 Dallas, TX – Club Dada w/ Prettiest Eyes
6/03/18 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger w/ Prettiest Eyes
6/05/18 Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf w/ Prettiest Eyes
6/06/18 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar w/ Sextile
6/07/18 San Diego, CA – The Casbah w/ Sextile
6/09/18 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent w/ Sextile & Prettiest Eyes
6/10/18 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall w/ Sextile
6/12/18 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios w/ Sextile
6/13/18 Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret w/ Sextile
6/14/18 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile w/ Sextile

Pinned Tracklist:
1. Never Coming Back
2. Execution
3. There’s Only One Of Us
4. Situations Changes
5. Too Tough To Kill
6. Frustrated Operator
7. Look Me In The Eye
8. Was It Electric
9. I Know I’ve Done Bad Things
10. Act Your Age
11. Attitude
12. Keep Moving On

Release Day: Khruangbin’s ‘Con Todo El Mundo’ Out Now, Announcing AirKhruang.com

Today marks the release of Khruangbin‘s sophomore album, Con Todo El Mundo, out via Dead Oceans/Night Time Stories. To help celebrate and usher Con Todo El Mundo into the world, Khruangbin are announcing AirKhruang.com. Powered by Spotify and inspired by Laura Lee (bass) and Mark Speer‘s (guitar) regular live AirKhruang DJ sets on Facebook, AirKhruang.com lets users “book” a playlist based on flights around the world, curated by Khruangbin. Enter your origin and destination airports and a few passenger preferences to receive a Spotify playlist of songs which inspired Khruangbin’s Con Todo El Mundo. Each playlist will provide the exact amount of music for a flight of any duration and will be customized based on the journey and to each user’s flight preference – window/aisle, coffee/tea, first/cattle class, direct/multi-stop. Head to AirKhurang.com to start booking today!

Formed of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald “DJ” Johnson on drums, Khruangbin will kick off a massive spring tour of North America in Los Angeles with three nights at Lodge Room, March 22-24. They’ll head southwest through the southern US, up the east coast, and make their way back through the midwest and back down the west coast. All shows are on-sale now and a full list of dates is below.


Stream and/or Purchase Con Todo El Mundo
https://khruangbin.lnk.to/contodoelmundo

Khruangbin Tour Dates
Sat. Jan. 20 – London, UK @ KOKO

Sat. Feb. 3 – London, UK @ Rough Trade East

Sun. Feb. 4 – Glasgow, UK @ Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA)
Mon. Feb. 5 – Manchester, UK @ RNCM Theatre

Tue. Feb. 6 – Bristol, UK @ Bierkeller

Thu. Feb. 8 – London, UK @ Electric Brixton

Fri. Feb. 9 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt

Sat. Feb. 10 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord

Mon. Feb. 12 – Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefährlich

Tue. Feb. 13 – Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset

Wed. Feb. 14 – Stockholm, SE @ HOSOI

Fri. Feb. 16 – Berlin, DE @ Festaal Kreuzberg

Sat. Feb. 17 – Munich, DE @ Strom

Sun. Feb. 18 – Cologne, DE @ Gebäude 9

Mon. Feb. 19 – Dudingen, CH @ Bad Bonn

Tue. Feb. 20 – Turin, IT @ Spazio 211

Thu. Feb. 22 – Barcelona, ES @ Sidecar

Fri. Feb. 23 – Madrid, ES @ Sirocco

Mon. Feb. 26 – Paris, FR @ Badaboum

Tue. Feb. 27 – Utrecht, NL @ Ekko

Wed. Feb. 28 – Roberdam, NL @ BIRD

Fri. March 2 – Istanbul, TR @ Salon IKSV

Sun. March 4 – Dublin, IE @ Whelan’s

Thu. March 22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room

Fri. March 23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room

Sat. March 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room

Tue. March 27 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
Thu. March 29 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada

Fri. March 30 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk

Sat. March 31 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall Downstairs
Mon. April 2 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East

Tue. April 3 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West

Wed. April 4 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle

Thu. April 5 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat

Fri. April 6 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater

Sat. April 7 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts

Thu. April 12 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair

Fri. April 13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Sat. April 14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Mon. April 16 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmont

Tue. April 17 – Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club

Wed. April 18 – Detroit, MI @ El Club

Thu. April 19 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

Fri. April 20 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

Sat. April 21 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club

Mon. April 23 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

Thu. April 26 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos

Fri. April 27 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret

Sat. April 28 – Portland. OR @ Revolution Hall

Wed. May 2 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore

Fri. June 8 – Sun. June 10 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival

Durand Jones & the Indications’ Deluxe Self-Titled Debut Out March 16th :: Watch the New Video for “Smile”

Today’s a big day, folks. Emerging Indiana-based band Durand Jones & The Indications’ deluxe version of their acclaimed self-titled debut album will be released on March 16 via Dead Oceans/Colemine Records. The album, which was originally released in 2016, received praise from The Philadelphia Inquirer, who called it, “Smartly restrained music steeped in the Deep South” and Paste, who said, “With a tingling rasp that screams James Brown and coos Otis Redding, Jones simply has to be heard to be believed on these vintage R&B pleas.Detroit Metro Times furthered, “Modern soul that pulls with as much power as Lee Fields and Charles Bradley.

Pre-order Durand Jones & the Indications
https://durandjones.lnk.to/durandjones

Of their debut, the band reflects, “Three years ago we spent every Sunday in our basement with a 4-track tape machine and a goal: record an album inspired by not only the ubiquitous titans of soul music but also the should-have-beens and the never-weres. With that modest target in mind, we released the record and booked one show marking the occasion. The reception we saw was both humbling and invigorating, and what started as a recording project, became a touring unit with larger aspirations.”

The deluxe version of the album will contain a digital version of Durand Jones and The Indications Live Vol. 1. Additionally, an exclusive Dead Oceans/Colemine Records pre-order will include the LP, CD, digital deluxe version and bonus 7” that features covers of 1967’s “Put A Smile On Your Face” by E.J. and the Echoes, and 1970’s Penny & the Quarters classic, “You And Me.”

In support of the release, the band will extensively tour the U.S. and Europe, with stops in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, San Francisco, Chicago, London, Paris, and Amsterdam, as well as performances at Bonnaroo, SXSW, The Great Escape, and . Tickets for the U.S. tour are on sale now, European tour are on sale tomorrow and can be purchased at durandjonesandtheindications.com. See below for a full list of dates

DURAND JONES AND THE INDICATIONS LIVE
March 12-18—Austin, TX—SXSW
March 19—San Antonio, TX—Paper Tiger
March 22—Santa Fe, NM—Santa Fe Brewing Company
March 23 —Phoenix, AZ—Valley Bar
March 24—San Diego, CA—Soda Bar
March 27—Los Angeles, CA—Troubadour
March 29—San Francisco, CA—The Independent
March 30—Visalia, CA—Cellar Door
March 31—Santa Cruz, CA—The Catalyst Atrium
April 2—Portland, OR—Doug Fir Lounge
April 3—Seattle, WA—Barboza
April 5—Boise, ID—The Olympic
April 6—Salt Lake City, UT—The State Room
April 7—Denver, CO—Larimer Lounge
April 8—Kansas City, MO—recordBar
April 9—Davenport, IA—The Raccoon Motel
April 11—Minneapolis, MN—7th Street Entry
April 12—Madison, WI—The Frequency
April 13—Chicago, IL—Lincoln Hall
April 14—Detroit, MI—Underground @ DIME
April 15—Columbus, OH—The Basement
April 17—Indianapolis, IN—The Hi-Fi
April 18—Cincinnati, OH—Woodward
April 19—Nashville, TN—The Basement East
April 20—Birmingham, AL—WorkPlay
April 21—Atlanta, GA—Sweetwater 420 Festival
April 23—Carrboro, NC—Cat’s Cradle – Back Room
April 24—Asheville, NC—The Mothlight
April 25—Baltimore, MD—Ottobar
April 26—Philadelphia, PA—World Cafe Live – Upstairs
April 27—New York, NY—Music Hall of Williamsburg
April 28—Boston, MA—Brighton Music Hall
May 3—Stockholm, Sweden—Debaser Strand
May 4—Copenhagen, Denmark—Pumperhuset
May 7—Berlin, Germany—Privatclub
May 8—Cologne, Germany—Blue Shell
May 10—Amsterdam, Holland—Paradiso upstairs
May 11—Brussels, Belgium—AB Club
May 12—Paris, France—Les Etoiles
May 14—Glasgow, Scotland—Stereo
May 15—Manchester, UK— Gullivers
May 16—London, UK—The Waiting Room
May 17-19—Brighton, UK—The Great Escape
May 27—Napa, CA—BottleRock
July 7—Manchester, TN—Bonnaroo

  • Never Coming Back by A Place To Bury Strangers
  • A Place To Bury Strangers "Never Coming Back" directed by Oliver Ackermann & Ebru Yildiz
  • Smile by Durand Jones & The Indications
  • Durand Jones & The Indications "Smile" directed by Horatio Baltz
  • What's Chasing You by Marlon Williams
  • Marlon Williams "What's Chasing You" directed by Martin Sagadin
  • Would You Rather by Phoebe Bridgers
  • Phoebe Bridgers "Would You Rather" directed by Jackson Bridgers

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