This week we’re not just celebrating our first German cover story, but also the European release of Destroyer’s Kaputt! That’s Destroyer’s Dan Bejar gracing the current issue of German music mag Intro — one of many publications across the pond that’s raving about the album. We’ve also seen stellar reviews from NME and BBC, and these great interviews with the Quietus, The Stool Pigeon and Rockfeedback.
Dead Oceans’ European release of Kaputt is just in time for Destroyer’s European tour, which begins next week in Madrid. See the full list of dates after the jump.
Dead Oceans are thrilled to announce that we’re handling the UK, European and Japanese release of Destroyer’s visionary new record Kaputt, which has already proven to be a critical smash in North America.
UK physical release is June 13 (it’s out now digitally), coinciding with Destroyer’s first EU headline tour. Confirmed dates below: tickets for London Heaven on June 28 will go onsale this Friday at 9am courtesy of promoters Bird On The Wire.
Read more about Destroyer and see the upcoming EU tour dates after the jump.
Europe hasn’t had enough of Phosphorescent just yet. The band just returned from a string of European dates and today we’ve announced another overseas jaunt coming up for Phosphorescent in September. Check out the new dates, and enjoy these stunning videos of Matthew trying a few songs solo when the band was in Paris recently. Look for “Hej, Me I’m Light” and “We’ll Be Here Soon” after the jump.
09/06/10 Manchester, UK – Night ‘n Day
09/07/10 Bristol, UK – Thekla
09/08/10 London, UK – Scala
09/10/10 Isle of Wight, UK – Bestival
09/11/10 Dorset, UK – End of the Road Festival
09/12/10 Brighton, UK – Komedia
09/14/10 Paris, France – Cafe de la Danse
09/15/10 Brussels, Belgium – Botanique
09/16/10 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
09/17/10 Leffinge, Belgium – Leffingeleuren festival
09/18/10 Groningen, Netherlands – Take Root Festival
09/20/10 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
09/21/10 Gothenburg, Sweden – Pusterviksbaren
09/22/10 Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Slussen
On their current tour Phosphorescent had time to swing by the offices of popular Dutch music website Subbacultcha and have a little rooftop session. On a bright and sunny day in Amsterdam, amidst a crowd of onlookers and a gorgeous backdrop of the city, Phosphorescent’s Matthew Houck played a solo acoustic version of “The Mermaid Parade.” In other news from Phosphorescent’s European tour, last night’s show in London was sold out and the crowd demanded not one, not two, but THREE encores!
Following a wildly successful European tour last spring, Bishop Allen are returning for another round of club shows and festival dates, visiting Austria, Germany, The Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. We’re thrilled the band has been able to spend so much time with their European fans while supporting Grrr… but for those of you in North America, the band will be touring again before the year is up.
Bishop Allen’s Justin Rice also spends time as an actor, appearing in acclaimed indie films such as Mutual Appreciation and Alexander the Last. Currently, Harmony and Me (written and directed by Bob Byington) starring Justin, as Harmony, a depressed lyricist clinging to the memory of an ex-girlfriend, is gaining notoriety at film festivals worldwide, screening at the likes of the Los Angeles Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival and Cine-Vegas Film Festival. Harmony and Me also includes an excellent supporting cast including Kevin Corrigan (Pineapple Express, Superbad, The Departed), and Pat Healy (Rescue Dawn, Ghost World, Great World of Sound) as well as bandmate, Keith Poulson, who is currently manning the bass in Bishop Allen.
Bob Byington, who directed Harmony and Me was kind enough to shoot a fun, off-the-cuff music video for Bishop Allen for the song “Shanghaied” from their March release, Grrr…. Check out the video below and view the trailer for Harmony and Me HERE.
And see a complete list of Bishop Allen’s tour dates HERE.