Night Beds hit the US roads again, this time with Lord Huron, starting next Wednesday in Portland at Wonder Ballroom. To celebrate the start of a new tour we are pleased to share a new single from the band, “Head For The Hills”. Premiering today at Pitchfork, you can also hear the new track above or here on Soundcloud / YouTube.
Today you can watch Dan Bejar‘s new video for “Bye Bye” via The Quietus off his new EP, Five Spanish Songs. The new EP, a followup to 2011′s Kaputt, comes out December 2nd through Dead Oceans in the UK and Europe and consists of songs written by Spanish musician Antonio Luque of the band Sr. Chinarro. Watch the chicken filled video above or on YouTube here.
Click read more for info on the album including Bejar’s thoughts, info about the UK/EU solo acoustic tour by Bejar in December after the album release, and to hear another track off the album, , El Rito. Read the rest of this entry »
Interview Magazine premiered the new single, “One Half” from solo artist Julianna Barwick. The track, off her recently announced new album, Nepenthe, is the first audio we have heard from her follow-up album to the fantastic 2011 release The Magic Place. Nepenthe was recorded in Iceland with Alex Somers (Sigur Rós, Jónsi, Jónsi & Alex) and the album definitely plays well against the dark and lush landscapes of the recording environment. Compared to her last album, recorded in her Brooklyn bedroom studio, this album looks to have much wider and sweeping arrangements transporting the listener to Iceland with Barwick, giving them something truly inspiring to hear.
You can pre-order the new album at SCD, iTunes, and Amazon. If you are in Manhattan in August then stop by Judson Memorial Church on the 20th for her album release show. Check the rest of her tour dates here.
Califone just dropped the title track to their new album Stiches, a followup to their 2009 release, All My Friends Are Funeral Singers. Stitches comes out September 3rd and you can check out the album cover and track list below. New to Califone? Get acquainted with this great YouTube playlist and Spotify playlist we made of some of their essential tracks! Califone tours a handful of dates starting in Chicago on June 28th and the rest of the dates can be found here.
1. Movie Music Kills A Kiss
3. Frosted Tips
5. Bells Break Arms
8. A Thin Skin of Bullfight Dust
9. We are a Payphone
10. turtle eggs/an optimist
Premiering earlier this morning at Paste, Bill Fay’s Life Is People is available from start to finish. Thus far the first couple of tracks have been warmly embraced by fans and critics alike. Prepare yourself for quite the listening experience. Stream the album above. Life Is People is out today in the UK and tomorrow, August 21 in the US. Find your copy at SC Distribution.
Over the weekend, Bill gave a delightful interview on NPR’S Weekend Edition. He touches on the album’s founding stories, giving us insight to some of the personal experiences that influenced his first studio album in over forty years. Listen to Bill Fay: A Cult Figure Returns, Skeptical But Optimistic.
“When I was on holidays with my dad as a kid, we’d sit in seaside cafes and he’d watch people walking by. … He was astonished at it and he would say, ‘Life is people.’ That was quite emotional for me, to sort of have him on board so to speak on his own view on life.”-Bill Fay