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ALBUM ANNOUNCE // Julianna Barwick Announces ‘Will,’ Shares New Video And European Tour Dates

 
 

May 6th sees the release of Will, the revelatory third full-length album by Brooklyn experimental artist Julianna BarwickConceived and self-produced over the past year in a variety of locations, the ominous, compelling Will is a departure from 2013’s Alex Somers-produced Nepenthe. If that last record conjured images of gentle, thick fog rolling over desolate mountains, then Will is a late afternoon thunderstorm, a cathartic collision of sharp and soft textures that sounds looming and restorative all at once.

Barwick’s life over the past several years has largely been lived in transit, and as such the genesis of Will was not beholden to location; Barwick worked on the album in a variety of locales, from a desolate house in upstate New York to the Moog Factory in Asheville, North Carolina to Lisbon, Portugal. 

I love touring, but it can be a wild ride,” Barwick reflects on this cycle of constant motion. “You’re constantly adjusting, assimilating, and finding yourself in life-changing situations.” Those experiences played into and helped shape Will’s charged, unstable atmosphere: “I knew I’d be playing these songs live, so I wanted some movement,” she explains. “Something that had rhythm and low-end.”

That sense of forward propulsion is largely owed to Willsynth-heavy textures. The electric current that runs through the album takes on various shapes of intoxicating instability. Featuring contributions from Thomas Arsenault (Mas Ysa), Dutch cellist Maarten Vos and percussionist, Jamie Ingalls (Chairlift, Tanlines, Beverly), Will is largely a product of ups and downs, a reflection of a life lived somewhere in between transience and standing still. “While making this record, there were moments of isolation and dark currents,” Barwick admits. “I like exploring that, and I love when I come across songs that sound scary or ominous. I’ve always been curious about what goes into making a song that way.” The beguiling, beautifully complicated Will is the result of that curiosity, and proof of Barwick’s irresistibly engaging talent as a composer and vocalist.

Will comes off of Barwick’s busiest period in her career, following the release of Nepenthe—a spate of activity that included playing piano for Yoko Ono, performing at Carnegie Hall at the annual Tibet House concert with the Flaming Lips and Philip Glass, The Rosabi EP and beer created in conjunction with brewing company Dogfish Head, and a re-imagining of Bach’s “Adagio” from Concerto In D Minor.

Watch the Derrick Belcham-directed video for debut single, Nebula” which was filmed in the Philip Johnson Glass House and presents the essence of Will and Julianna Barwick’s richly complex musical fabric.

A pre-order bonus bundle that includes a 7” single (limited to 500 copies) is available when purchasing the new album directly from JuliannaBarwick.com. The 7” includes “Chaos”, a song from her score to Zia Anger’s 2015 short film I Remember Nothing, and “Never Change”, a beautiful out-take from her 2011 album The Magic Place.  

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Will Tracklisting:

01. St. Apolonia

02. Nebula

03. Beached

04. Same

05. Wist

06. Big Hollow

07. Heading Home

08. Someway

09. See, Know

Julianna Barwick Tour Dates:

Fri. Apr. 1 – Athens, GA @ Slingshot Festival at Georgia Theatre

Thu. Apr. 14 – New York, NY @ Titus Theater 1 at MoMA

Thu. Apr. 28 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs

Fri. Apr. 29 – Portland, ME @ The Space Gallery

Sat. Apr. 30 – Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace

Fri. May 6 –Los Angeles, CA @ Velaslavasay Panorama

Sat. May 7 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel

Tue. May 10 – Seattle, WA @ Fremont Abbey Arts Center

Wed. May 11 – Portland, OR @ Old Church

Fri. May 13 – Mayer, AZ @ Arcosanti

Thu. May 19 – Durham, NC @ Moogfest 2016 at First Presbyterian

Thu. Jun. 2 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso

Sat. Jun. 4 – Berlin, Germany @ Torstrassen Festival

Mon. Jun. 6 – Paris, France @ Carmen

Tue. Jun. 7 – Brussels, Belgium @ La Nuit de Botanique Festival 

Wed. Jun. 8 – London, UK @ Pickle Factory

Wed. Jun. 15 – Washington, DC @ Sixth & I

Thu. Jun. 16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Small Chapel

Sat. Jun. 18 –  Chicago, IL @ Constellation 

Sun. Jun. 19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center 

Thu. Jun. 23 – Detroit, MI @ Museum of Contemporary Art 

Fri. Jun. 24 –  Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe

WATCH // Marlon Williams Shares Video For “Hello Miss Lonesome,” Adds US Headlining Dates

New Zealand artist Marlon Williams will release his self-titled, debut album on February 19th on Dead Oceans. With his exceptionally versatile and evocative voice, Williams truly inhabits his material and presents a remarkably assured and diverse debut. The album’s rollicking, acrobatic opening, “Hello Miss Lonesome,” features Williams’ vocals soaring atop bluegrass guitars and a tight snare. It’s accompanying video, directed by Damien Shatford, is a heady visual counterpart presenting Miss Lonesome as an emotional chameleon, dragging Williams through a confusing internal space. Five different actors, each with the same aesthetic but different emotional rules, comprise Miss Lonesome. One may notice nods to Todd Solondz’s “Palindromes,” or that famous bathhouse scene in “Eastern Promises.” Visit The FADER for Williams’ take on the shoot.

Marlon Williams & The Yarra Benders’ first headline tour in North America kicks off in late January. The band will be a four piece: Marlon Williams (guitar/vocals), Gus Agars (drum/vocals), Ben Woolley (bass/vocals) and Dave Khan (electric guitar/mandolin/fiddle/vocals). All dates are below.

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Marlon William Tour Dates:
(tix and info here)
Thu. Nov. 12 – Maroochydore, AU @ Sol Bar
Fri. Nov. 13 – Currumbin, AU @ Solid Lounge
Sat. Nov. 14 – Brisbane, AU @ Woolly Mammoth
Sun. Nov. 15 – Byron Bay, AU @ Byron Theare
Mon. Nov. 16 – Bellingen, AU @ St Margaret’s Hall
Fri. Nov. 20 – Newcastle, AU @ The Small Ballroom
Sat. Nov. 21 – Sydney, AU @ Oxford Arts Factory
Sun. Nov. 22 – Milton, New South Wales @ Milton Theatre
Tue. Nov. 24 – Wollongong, New South Wales @ Rad Bar
Wed. Nov. 25 – Canberra, AU @ Transit Bar
Fri. Nov. 27 – Melbourne, AU @ Prince Bandroom
Sat. Nov. 28 – Hunter Valley, New South Wales @ A Day on the Green, Hunter Valley NSW #
Sun. Nov. 29 – Mount Cotton, Queensland @ A Day on the Green #
Thu. Dec. 3 – Adelaide, AU @ The Gov
Fri. Dec. 4 – Darwin, AU @ Railway Club
Sun. Dec. 6 – Yarra Valley, VIC @ A Day on the Green #
Thu. Dec. 10 – Geelong, VIC @ The Workers Club
Fri. Dec. 11 – Newport, VIC @ The Substation
Sat. Dec. 12 – Barossa Valley, AU @ A Day on the Green #
Sun. Dec. 13 – Kings Park, AU @ A Day on the Green #
Thu. Jan. 21 – London, UK @ St. Pancras Old Church
Fri. Jan. 29 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
Sun. Jan. 31 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
Tue. Feb. 2 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar
Wed. Feb. 3 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Bar
Fri. Feb. 5 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
Sat. Feb. 6 – Toronto, ON @ Dakota Tavern
Mon. Feb. 8 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement
Tue. Feb. 9 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
Wed. Feb. 10 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
Wed. March 9 – Auckland, NZ @ Powerstation
Tue. March 15 – Sun. March 20 – Austin, TX @ SXSW

# w/ Paul Kelly, Lucinda Williams + Kasey Chambers

WATCH // The Tallest Man On Earth Shares Video For “Darkness Of The Dream”

Kristian Matsson of The Tallest Man On Earth has spent most of 2015 sharing new sides of both himself and his work. Not only was his excellent new album, Dark Bird Is Home, out now via Dead Oceans, a dynamic and revealing look into personal struggles, but it was also accompanied by a series of firsts: his first late night performance on Conan, his first daytime television performance on CBS This Morning, his first international tour with a full band, and now, his first music video that incorporates his dance skills. It’s for “Darkness of the Dream,” a favorite off Dark Bird Is Home, and a song that was not shared pre-release, making this beautifully crafted video all the more special. The film traces the footwork of a choreographed dance spliced with visions of a mossy forest and Matsson’s journey through a rocky valley. Jakob Wallin directed the video, while the cinematography was by Jesper Guldbrand.

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WATCH // A Place To Bury Strangers Share Video For “Now It’s Over”

APTBS lives up to that fatalism with a meltdown of timeless proportions, sounding like The Yardbirds as fed through a blast furnace.
Jason Heller at NPR Music

A Place to Bury Strangers is known to be a behemoth on stage, and Transfixiation is as loud as the group’s reputation merits.
SLANT Magazine

Some of the most inventive and intelligent noise rock since the turn of the century.
The Line of Best Fit

A Place To Bury Strangers have shared a striking animated video for Now It’s Over off of Transfixiation out now on Dead Oceans. Cloaked in brooding rhythms and shoegaze fuzz, Now It’s Over is a haunting tale of woe from the experimental Brooklyn outfit. Featuring a protagonist who’s never quite in focus, shapeshifting shadows, and a stormy, night-time drive, the video for Now It’s Over is every part as ominous and bleak as its name suggests. Speaking of the final product, director and lead animator Dave Merson Hess explains,

I loved the mood of Now It’s Over, and the way the lyrics and arrangement captured the feeing of a breakup as a complete destruction of a particular, insular reality, a way of living being ripped apart at the seams, on both vague and sudden terms. Film noir felt like a perfect match for it. The inevitability of failure built into the genre fir the song’s lyrics, murky, reverbed vocals, and jagged guitar sounds.”

Starting today in Hong Kong they’ll orbit the globe a time or two with stops in Australia, Europe, and dates across the United States. Full list of dates below.

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A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS TOUR DATES:
(more info and tix here)

Fri. Aug. 28 – Hong Kong, CN @ Backstage Live
Sun. Aug. 30 – Taipei, TW @ The Wall
Tue. Sept. 1 – Singapore, SG @ TAB
Wed. Sept. 2 – Selangor, MY @ Bentley Music Auditorium
Fri. Sept. 4 – Melbourne, AU @ Corner Hotel
Sat. Sept. 5 – Sydney, AU @ Manning Bar
Sun. Sept. 6 – Brisbane, AU @ Crowbar
Mon. Sept. 7 – Auckland, NZ @ Kings Arms
Sat. Sept. 12 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt *
Sun. Sept. 13 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey *
Mon. Sept. 14 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater *
Sat. Sept. 19 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium *
Sun. Sept. 20 – Sacramento, CA @ TBD Festival
Mon. Sept. 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex *
Tue. Sept. 22 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar *
Thu. Sept. 24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge *
Fri. Sept. 25 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge *
Sun. Sept. 27 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club *
Tue. Sept. 29 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle *
Wed. Sept. 30 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop *
Thu. Oct. 1 – Covington, KY @ Madison Live *
Fri. Oct. 2 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern *
Sat. Oct. 3 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Café *
Mon. Oct. 5 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern *
Tue. Oct. 6 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa *
Wed. Oct. 7 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs *
Fri. Oct. 9 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus *
Thus. Oct. 29 – Lucerne, CH @ Schuur
Fri. Oct. 30 – Legnano, IT @ CIRCOLONE
Sat. Oct. 31 – Ljubljana, SI @ Orto Bar
Mon. Nov. 2 – Zagreb, HR @ Mochvara
Tues. Nov. 3 – Sarajevo, BA @ AG Club
Wed. Nov. 4 – Belgrade, RS @ Drugstore
Thurs. Nov. 5 – Skopje, MK @ MKC
Fri. Nov. 6 – Thessaloniki, GR @ Mylos
Sat. Nov. 7 – Athens, GR @ Gagarin 205
Sun. Nov. 8 – Volos, GR @ Lab Art
Thurs. Nov. 12 – Sofia, BG @ MIXTAPE5
Fri. Nov. 13 – Bucharest, RO @ Control Club
Sat. Nov. 14 – Budapest, HU @ A38
Mon. Nov. 16 – Prague, CZ @ Meetfactory
Tues. Nov. 17 – Warsaw, PL @ Klub Hydrozagadka
Wed. Nov. 18 – Sopot, PL @ Dwie Zmiany
Thurs. Nov. 19 – Dresden, GE @ Beatpol
Fri. Nov. 20 – Utrecht, NL @ Guess Who Festival

* = w/ Grooms

WATCH // A Place To Bury Strangers Premier Video For “Love High,” Announce European Tour

“Another giant step forwards in A Place To Bury Strangers’ continual evolution”Drowned in Sound

“Some of the most inventive and intelligent noise rock since the turn of the century… the group’s most complete effort to date”The Line of Best Fit

Transfixiation pulls absolutely no punches. It’s the sound of a band completely untethered and unrefined, delivering what their live pedigree promises.”Artrocker

A Place To Bury Strangers have announced they’re bringing their latest album Transfixiation back on the road to Europe in October and November this year. The tour focuses in on Eastern Europe and Greece. Before this, they’ll also be doing a tour of Asia and Australia, which they are kicking off in Los Angeles with two shows opening for the Jesus and Mary Chain at FYF Festival. Full dates below.

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A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS EUROPEAN TOUR 2015 DATES
(new dates in bold)
(tix here)

07/24/15 Brooklyn, NY – Gigawatts Fest @ The Wick
08/19/15 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest @ Henry Fonda Theater w/ Jesus & Mary Chain
08/20/15 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest @ Henry Fonda Theater w/ Jesus & Mary Chain
08/26/15 Shibuya, JP – Shibuya Nest
08/28/15 Hong Kong, CH – Backstage Live Restaurant
08/30/15 Taipei, TW – The Wall Live House Gong-Guan
09/01/15 Singapore, SG – Tab, Orchard Hotel
09/02/15 Selangor, MY – Bentley Music Auditorium
09/04/15 Melbourne, AU – Corner Hotel
09/05/15 Sydney, AU – Manning Bar
09/06/15 Fortitude Valley, AU – Manning Bar
09/07/15 Auckland, NZ – Kings Arms
09/12/15 Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
09/13/15 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
09/14/15 Portland, OR – Star Theatre
09/19/15 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
09/22/15 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
09/24/15 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
09/25/15 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
09/27/15 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
09/29/15 Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle
09/30/15 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
10/01/15 Covington, KY – Madison Live
10/02/15 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
10/03/15 Detroit, MI – The Majestic Cafe
10/06/15 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
10/09/15 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
10/29/15 Lucerne, CH – Schuur
10/30/15 Legnano, IT – Circolo Agora
10/31/15 Ljubljana, SI – Orto Bar
11/02/15 Zagreb, HR – Mochvara
11/03/15 Sarajevo, BA – AG Club
11/04/15 Belgrade, RS – Drugstore
11/05/15 Skopje, MK – MKC
11/06/15 Thessaloniki, GR – Mylos
11/07/15 Athens, GR – Gagarin 205
11/08/15 Volos, GR – Lab Art
11/12/15 Sofia, BG – Mixtapes
11/13/15 Bucharest, RO – Control Club
11/14/15 Budapest, HU – A38
11/16/15 Prague, CZ – Meetfactory
11/17/15 Warsaw, PL – Klub Hydrozagadka
11/18/15 Sopot, PL – Dwie Zmiany
11/19/15 Dresden, GE – Beatpol
11/20/15 Utrecht, NL – Guess Who Festival

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