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from the desk of True Panther Sounds: KING KRULE ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM + SHARES NEW SINGLE “EASY EASY”

By Robby on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

As King Krule, 18 year old south-east London based singer/producer/songwriter Archy Marshall has quietly and stealthily crafted a reputation for himself as one of the most raw and startling voices of a new generation. With his unexpectedly deep and mournful baritone tracing fissures of disappointment and social disorientation to devastating effect, Marshall has harnessed the inchoate frustration and fury of youth and translated it into a series of brilliant singles released on the likes of True Panther Sounds and Rinse over the past few years.

Now comes 6 Feet Beneath the Moon, his first full-length on True Panther Sounds, and with it, the much anticipated unveiling of the full scope and scale of Marshall’s vision. Over the course of 14 tracks, Marshall’s passions and confusions are rubbed raw and laid bare, the only connective tissue throughout it all being one of searing lyrical clarity paired with a confounding musical deftness which utterly belies his tender years. From the opening clarion call of “Easy, Easy” it is abundantly clear that this is a breathtakingly bold and arresting sonic worldview, as his songs, produced by Marshall along with Rodaidh McDonald (The XX, Savages), open up to become a loose knit meditation on regret and discontent, loss of faith and renewal of hope, and optimism in the face of desperation.

Eschewing much of his previously released material, 6 Feet Beneath the Moon firmly yet soundly rejects any notion of contemporary trends or peers to occupy its very own unique place on the music landscape, oscillating gently between the classic 50′s soul of Gene Vincent and Elvis Presley to the minimal, avant-garde experimentation of Penguin Café Orchestra, to even the electronic smog and dub textures of Marshall’s beloved Rinse FM. This is a record where the nakedly bluesy stomp of the likes of “A Lizard State” and “Easy, Easy” sit effortlessly next to the low-end frequency and shimmering beats of “Neptune Estate” and “Will I Come,” after all. It is reflective as much of Marshall’s own eclectic tastes as it is of the frenetic pulse and rhythm of the city around him, particularly the rapidly changing south-east areas in which he grew up. There is a genuine grittiness and world weariness ingrained here, as exemplified so succinctly when Marshall sings, “Hate…runs through my blood” on the stunning “Out Getting Ribs,” the track which started all the fuss.

All these esoteric textures and fidgety, off-kilter rhythms make perfect sense as an album however, especially when you consider that incredible voice. Whether he is singing ruefully of youthful disaffection and “the heat of my own treason” (“Ceiling”) or spitting out venomous lines like “I’m not going to crack like you cracked…I don’t want to be trapped in the black of your heart” over the jittery “A Lizard State,” its clear that something which marks Marshall out is his stunning ability to turn intense emotional peaks and troughs into spectacular pieces of artful, atmospheric and anthemic balladeering.

Some of the imagery is disturbing to be sure (as on the closer “Bathed in Grey” where he offhandedly murmurs that he “there was blood…found a body in the dark”) but the songs are also imbued with genuine heart as well, as epitomised on his heart rending update of “Out Getting Ribs.” Taken as a whole, 6 Feet Beneath the Moon is the sound of a young man growing up – not for nothing is this album being released, unconventionally enough, on a Saturday, which also marks Marshall’s 19th birthday – and attempting to grapple with the realities of the world he inhabits, an unsparing dissection of the social decay that has begun to set in around him – and a fascinating, brutal journey it is too.

King Krule

6 Feet Beneath The Moon
True Panther Sounds *
Aug 24, 2013

1. Easy Easy
2. Border Line
3. Has This Hit?
4. Foreign 2
5. Ceiling
6. Baby Blue
7. Cementality
8. A Lizard State
9. Will I Come
10. Ocean Bed
11. Neptune Estate
12. The Krockadile
13. Out Getting Ribs
14. Bathed in Grey

(*available on XL Recordings ex-North America)

Kurt Vile Fall Headline Tour Dates

By Claire T on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013


Photo by Michael Flores for SPIN

Following a long summer of touring and August 28′s Kurt Vile Day Kurt Vile & The Violators will be back through the US this Fall.

This includes headline shows at NYC’s Terminal 5, Philly’s Union Transfer, and many more.
Beach Fossils will support on these new dates noted below in bold!

Kurt Vile & The Violators:

Tuesday, July 9 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop #
Wednesday, July 10 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick #
Thursday, July 11 – Chicago, IL – Metro #
Friday, July 12 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue Theater #
Saturday, July 13 – Louisville, KY – Forecastle Music Festival
Sunday, July 14 – Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge #
Monday, July 15 – Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree #
Tuesday, July 16 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West #
Wednesday, July 17 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle #
Thursday, July 18 – Carrboro, NC – Cats Cradle #
Friday, July 19 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theatre #
Saturday, July 20 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club #
Saturday, July 27 – Edmonton, AB – Interstellar Rodeo
Sunday, July 28 – Calgary, AB – Calgary Folk Music Festival

Friday, August 02 – Sunday, August 4 – Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon
Monday, August 05 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
Tuesday, August 06 – Seattle, WA – Showbox At The Market
Friday, August 09 – Fresno, CA – Audie’s Olympic
Saturday, August 10 – San Miguel, CA – The Ranch in San Miguel
Sunday, August 11 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
Tuesday, August 13 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
Thursday, August 15 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Cafe
Friday, August 16 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada
Saturday, August 17 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird
Monday, August 19 – Dallas, TX – Trees
Tuesday, August 20 – Austin, TX – Mohawk (Outside)
Friday, August 23 – Albuquerque, NM – Sister
Saturday, August 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
Sunday, August 25 – Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest

Wednesday, August 28 – Philadelphia, PA – City Hall Concert Series

Thursday, September 05 – Saturday, September 07 – Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival
Wednesday, September 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Warhol Sound Series @ Carnegie Music Hall
Thursday, September 26 – Cincinatti, OH – Midpoint Music Festival
Friday, September 27 – Urbana, IL – Pygmalian Music Festival

Saturday, October 12 – Mexico City, Mexico – Corona Capital Music Festival

Friday, October 25 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 – On sale, Friday, July 12 !
Saturday, October 26 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer – On sale, Friday, July 12 !
Sunday, October 27 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar – On sale, Friday, July 12 !
Tuesday, October 29 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt - On sale, Friday, July 12 !
Thursday, October 31 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits  !
Saturday, November 2 – Orlando, FL – The Social – On sale, Wednesday, July 10 !
Sunday, November 3 – Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder !
Tuesday, November 5 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jack’s – On sale, Friday, July 12 !
Wednesday, November 6 – Houston, TX – Walter’s !
Monday, November 11 – Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s !
Tuesday, November 12 – Chattanooga, TN – JJ’s Bohemia !

# = Swirlies support
! = Beach Fossils support

Wakin On A Pretty Daze on the Matador Store
www.kurtvile.com

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By Gerard on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

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Brown and orange lentils (masoor dal)

By Patrick on Sunday, July 7th, 2013

A traditional Fourth of July dish, file this one under U.V. (unintentionally vegan). The recipe combines brown (whole) and orange (split polished) lentils and is pressure-cooked with curry leaves, cumin, coriander seed, black mustard seed, fenugreek seed, garlic, turmeric, tomatoes, chili powder, fresh cilantro and lemon juice. I used fresh grated turmeric instead of the powder.

It’s easy to make without a pressure cooker too. (If you can’t find curry leaves, substitute leaves from celery stalks.) The recipe comes from onelifetoeat.

Yo La Tengo add European shows

By Stuart on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Photo by Carlie Armstrong

This Winter (yup, we’re talking about that already) Yo La Tengo return to Europe for a comprehensive tour, including a Buckminster Fuller show at London’s Barbican and a re-scheduled date at Vicar Street in Dublin, replacing the cancelled date from March (original tickets remain valid).

Ahead of this they  play a one-off UK festival at Latitude on July 19th (right before Cat Power, on the main stage) and tickets are on sale now for all the European shows, with the excepion of Bexhill and Liverpool, which go on sale this Friday:

July 19th – UK, Suffolk – Latitude Festival - Tickets
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October 31 – November 2 – France, Paris – Pitchfork Festival – Tickets

November

Sun 03 Nov – France, Nantes – Le Frand Atelier – Tickets

Tue 05 Nov – Germany, Munich – Muffathalle – Tickets

Wed 06 Nov – Czech Republic, Prague – Akrpopolis – Tickets

Thu 07 Nov – Austria, Vienna – Wuk – Tickets

Fri 08 Nov – Croatia, Zagreb – Culture Factory – Tickets

Sun 10 Nov – Germany, Heidelberg – Enjoy Jazz – Tickets

Mon 11 Nov – Germany, Dresden – Hellerau – Tickets

Tue 12 Nov – Germany, Hamburg   – Gruenspan – Tickets

Thu 14 Nov – Sweden, Stockholm – Debaser – Tickets

Sat 16 Nov – Finland, Helsinki – Nosturi – Tickets

Mon 18 Nov – Norway, Oslo – Rockefeller – Tickets

Tue 19 Nov – Denmark, Copenhagen – Vega – Tickets

December

Mon 02 Dec – Belgium, Leuven – Het Depot – Tickets

Wed 04 Dec – UK, Liverpool – East Village Arts Bar – Tickets (On sale Friday)

Thu 05 Dec – Ireland, Dublin – Vicar Street – Tickets

Sat 07 Dec – UK, Bexhill – De La Warr Pavilion – Tickets (On sale Friday)

Sun 08 Dec – UK, London – Barbican, Milton Court – Tickets (Buckminster Fuller show)

Bar the Pusherman: Belle and Sebastian Announce New Compilation

By Nils on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

It feels so good to announce any new Belle and Sebastian action. So naturally, we’re thrilled to announce the August 27 US release of The Third Eye Centre on Matador – a collection of B-sides, rarities, and non-LP tracks from the last decade. The album is on CD (CD!), download (download!), and on vinyl (vinyl!) as a gatefold double LP. Special pre-order info coming next week – watch this space (and that of your neighbors).

Listen to the NEW track “Your Cover’s Blown (Miaoux Miaoux Remix)” here:
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The 19 tracks are from the time around their last three albums – Dear Catastrophe Waitress (2003), The Life Pursuit (2006) and Write About Love (2010). Consider The Third Eye Centre the successor of sorts to Push Barman To Open Old Wounds (2005), which compiled earlier singles and EPs.

Track listing:

I’m A Cuckoo (Avalanches Remix)
Suicide Girl
Love On The March
Last Trip
Your Secrets
Your Cover’s Blown (Miaoux Miaoux Remix)
I Took A Long Hard Look
Heaven In The Afternoon
Long Black Scarf
The Eighth Station Of The Cross Kebab House
I Didn’t See It Coming (Richard X Mix)
(I Believe In) Travellin’ Light
Stop, Look And Listen
Passion Fruit
Desperation Made A Fool Of Me
Blue Eyes Of A Millionaire
Mr Richard
Meat And Potatoes
The Life Pursuit

Belle and Sebastian will play the following 2013 dates:

JULY
4– Quebec City Festival – Quebec
5– Montreal Jazz Festival – Montreal
6– Ottawa Bluesfest – Ottawa, Canada
7– Toronto Urban Folk Festival – Toronto
9 – Bank Of America Pavillion – Boston
10– Skyline Stage @ The Mann – Philadelphia
11– Prospect Park – NYC
12– Merriweather Post Pavillion – Wash DC
13– Stage AE – Pittsburgh
14– Bunbury Music Festival – Cincinatti
16– ACL @ The Moody Theatre – Austin
17– Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara
18– Twilight Series– Salt Lake City
20– Pitchfork Festival – Chicago
26– Open Air Festival – San Sebastian, Spain
27th July – Low Cost Festival, Spain

AUGUST
15– Sonorama – Spain
17– Parades de Coura – Portugal
23– Rock en Seine – Paris, France
30– Openair Festival – Zurich, Switzerland
SEP 1– End Of The Road Festival – Dorset
SEP 6– Bestival – Isle Of Wight

Visit the band here:
http://www.belleandsebastian.com/
https://twitter.com/bellesglasgow
https://www.facebook.com/Belle-and-Sebastian/