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DARKSIDE premiere “Paper Trails” from ‘Psychic’

By Robby on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

This morning, DARKSIDE premiered another track from their forthcoming longplaying debut on Other People & Matador Records, ‘Psychic‘. Listen to “Paper Trails” now, and if you haven’t already, check out “Golden Arrow“. ‘Psychic‘ is out October 8 and is available fore pre-order via the 2xLPCD and the iTunes formats.

DARKSIDE on the web:

http://www.darksideusa.com
http://www.other-people.net
https://twitter.com/DarksideUSA
https://www.facebook.com/DarksideUSA
http://www.matadorrecords.com/darkside

 

photo by Jed DeMoss

 

Yo La Tengo – deluxe ‘Fade’ 2XCD, new 7″ and 3 Brooklyn Dates In December

By Gerard on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

On November 19, we’ll be issuing a double CD version of Yo La Tengo’s widely hailed ‘Fade’  ; the bonus disc (track listing below) features an amazing array of ‘Fade’ outtakes, extra tracks and alternative versions, plus there’s a download card for the “Stupid Things” (12″ version that preceded the album), plus the “Oriole” b-sides from the recent “Ohm” 12″ triple-pack.  (ADDENDUM : the deluxe edition of ‘Fade’ will also be available on iTunes on November 19).

1. Ohm (live 1) 6:08
2. Two Trains (demo) 5:40
3. Note to Self
4. Move to California (Times New Viking cover)
5. Is That Enough (live at NPR music) 4:21
6. Cornelia and Jane (instrumental) 4:48
7. A Day in the Life of a Tree 3:46
8. Super Kiwi 3:19
9. Stupid Things (EYヨ remix) 5:27
10. I Saw the Light 2:49
11. Stupid Things (instrumental) 12:05
12. Ohm (live 2) 8:58
13. Oriole 5 11:05

(PREORDER ‘Fade : Deluxe Edition’ from The Matador Store)

(sleeve art by Stephen Hunking)

On November 5, we’re issuing  a 7″ of  “Super Kiwi” (recorded during the ‘Fade’ sessions with John McEntire), backed with a cover of the Beach Boys’ “A Day in the Life Of a Tree”.

(PREORDER “Super Kiwi” from The Matador Store)

To wrap up a pretty amazing year, Yo La Tengo will be playing 3 shows at Brooklyn’s Bell House in mid-December.   Tickets go on sale this morning at 10 am eastern for the following dates :

Friday, December 13
Saturday, December 14
Sunday, December 15

Majical Cloudz – City Of Music session with Pitchfork

By Gabe on Monday, September 16th, 2013

We are excited to share a great session clip from Majical Cloudz, shot for Pitchfork’s City Of Music series. The City Of Music guys captured the affable intimacy of an MC gig in the song “This Is Magic”:

MC are still on tour. Devon is writing about it.

September
Monday 16 – Buffalo, NY – The Tralf Music Hall
Tuesday 17 – Toronto, ON – Wrong Bar

October
Tuesday 08 – Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
Wednesday 09 – Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
Thursday 10 – Leeds, UK – Belgrave Music Hall
Friday 11 - London, UK – Lexington – Quietus Night
Saturday 12 – London, UK – Green Door Store
Wednesday 16 – Brussels, BE – Bontanique Rotonde
Thursday 17 – Amsterdam, NL – Bitterzoet
Friday 18 – Berlin, DE – Berghain Kantine
Saturday 19 – Hamburg, DE – Prinzenbar
Monday 21 – Copenhagen, DK – Jazzhouse
Tuesday 22 – Oslo, NO – Blaa
Wednesday 23 – Stockholm, SE – Strand
Thursday 24 – Helsinki, FI – Kuudes Linja
Wednesday 30 – Rome, IT – Circolo Degli Artisti
Thursday 31 – Padova, IT – Movement

December
Monday 02 – Paris, FR – Pitchfork Festival – Grande HallDe La Villette

Savages – shortlisted for the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize

By Stuart on Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Today we’re incredibly proud to let you know that Savages have been shortlisted for the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, one of twelve albums nominated for the best British Album of the Year, for their debut Silence Yourself (purchase from the band/Matador Store/iTunes, or listen at Spotify), released in May on Pop Noire/Matador Records.

Last week Pitchfork shared the new session video for ‘I Am Here’ – we’d advise you take a moment to absorb the full impact of their honed live shows, then get yourself out to see them play as soon as you’re able to.  Their latest US and Canadian tour started last night, with several months of touring ahead of them across Europe and North America, check the full list of live dates below.

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Live:

September
09-11 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr Small’s
09-12 Toronto, Ontario – Opera House
09-14 Detroit, MI – Laneway Festival
09-15 Columbus, OH – The Basement
09-17 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
09-18 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
09-20 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
09-23 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
09-24 Vancouver, British Columbia – Biltmore Cabaret
09-25 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
09-27 San Francisco, CA – The Independent

October
10-01 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
10-04 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10-05 Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theater ^
10-07 Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium ^
10-08 Fayetteville, AR – Arkansas Music Pavilion ^
10-09 Tulsa, OK – The Brady Theater ^
10-11 Austin, TX – The Parish
10-13 Mexico City, Mexico – Corona Capital Festival
10-15 Boston, MA – Paradise
10-16 New York, NY – Terminal 5
^ with Queens of the Stone Age

23rd le Grande Mix, Tourcoing, France – Tickets
24th Stéréolux, Nantes, France – Tickets
25th l’Antipode, Rennes, France – Tickets
27th Transbordeur Club, Lyon, France – Tickets
28th La Cooperative de Mai Club, Clermont-Ferrand, France – Tickets
29th Connexion, Toulouse, France – Tickets
31st Pitchfork Festival, Paris, France – Tickets

November
5th – Brighton, Concorde 2 – Tickets
6th – London, Forum – Tickets
7th – Bristol, Trinity – Tickets
9th – Manchester, Ritz – Tickets
10th – Glasgow, Classic Grand – Tickets
11th – Leeds, Vox – Tickets
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16th Crossing Border, den Haag, The Netherlands – Tickets
17th Crossing Border, Antwerp, Belgium – Tickets
18th Doornroosje, Nijmegen, The Netherlands – Tickets
20th Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany – Tickets
21st Zoom, Frankfurt, Germany – Tickets
23rd Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany – Tickets
25th Strom, Munich, Germany – Tickets
26th Flex, Vienna, Austria – Tickets
28th Les Docks, Lausanne, Switzerland – Tickets
29th Mexefest, Lisbon, Portugal – Tickets

December
1st Sonic City Festival, Kortrijk, Belgium – Tickets
2nd Den Atelier, Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Tickets
3rd, Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Tickets

www.savagesband.com

LA: Free All Ages King Krule Show THIS SATURDAY

By Michael on Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

From the mouth of the True Panther himself:

Hey people of LA, after rocking New York, King Krule + the band are on their way towards you now. A few nights ago, they played to a sold out Bowery Ballroom and the night before a free all ages secret show at Alife in the Lower East Side.

The two LA shows, both at the Echo on the 17th and 18th sold out within a couple of days. To show gratitude and respect to the folks left out in the cold (including the 18 and unders) Archy is continuing his run of free all ages shows with a show at Space15Twenty THIS SATURDAY September 14. The show will start promptly at 2pm.

To help us keep attendance sensible you can purchase a copy of the record at Amoeba Hollywood starting THIS FRIDAY or at Space 15Twenty and get two wristbands to get into the show. If you’ve already bought the album, buy one for a friend, and take him/her out to the show while you’re at it.

Saturday 9/14 King Krule Live at Space15Twenty (1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd Los Angeles) 2pm
Buy The Album at Amoeba Hollywood starting this Friday September 13 or Space 15Twenty for Two Wristbands Guaranteeing Admission

Out Today : Body/Head – ‘Coming Apart’ double LP/CD/digital album

By Gerard on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Pitchfork‘s Marc Masters has called Body/Head’s ‘Coming Apart’, “intoxicating”. Tiny Mix Tapes cites the album’s “unusual synergy, exploration, and focus”, while the New York Times’ Ben Ratliff writes, “there are no wrong notes on ‘Coming Apart’. Nor is there a possibility of any.” Today, you can formulate your own opinion with the format of your choice ; the new album from the duo of Kim Gordon and Bill Nace is in stores (or in some instances, in your mailboxes), and Body/Head will kick off their global touring tonight at Brooklyn’s Union Pool.

US
Tue-Sep-10 Brooklyn, NY Union Pool
Thu-Sep-12 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
Fri-Sep-13 San Diego, CA The Casbah
Sat-Sep-14 San Diago, CA San Diego Music Thing (feat. presentation by Kim)
Thu-Sep-19 Portland, OR TBA : 13, Portland Institute Of Contemporary Art
Sat-Sep-21 Lexington, KY Boomslang Festival
Tue-Sep-24 Chicago, IL Museum of Contemporary Art
Wed-Sep-25 Detroit, MI Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
Tue-Oct-01 Atlanta, GA The Earl
Wed-Oct-02 Augusta, GA Westobou Festival- Sacred Heart Cultural Center
Sat-Oct-05 New York, NY The New Yorker Festival
White Magic & Bad News support 9/12

Europe
Sunday, October 20 Amplifest, Porto (Portugal)
Tuesday, October 22 ZDB, Lisbon (Portugal)
Wednesday, October 23 Enjoy Jazz Festival, Heidelberg (Germany)
Thursday, October 24 Spazio 211, Torino (Italy)
Friday, October 25 Covo, Bologna (Italy)
Saturday, October 26 Serendipity, Foligno (Italy)
Sunday, October 27 Bloom, Milano (Italy)
Tuesday, October 29 La Cartonnerie, Reims (France)
Wednesday, October 30 La Poudriere, Belfort (France)
Thursday, October 31 La Centrifugeuse, Pau (France)
Friday, November 01 Ninkasi Kao, Lyon (France)
Saturday, November 02 Centre Pompidou, Paris (France)
Tuesday, November 05 Bi Nuu, Berlin (Germany)
Wednesday, November 06 Salon, Istanbul (Turkey)
Friday, November 08 Unlimited Festival, Wels (Austria)
Sunday, November 10 Cafe Oto, London (United Kingdom)

order ‘Coming Apart’ from The Matador Store, Amazon or iTunes.

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DARKSIDE – Live in Europe this October

By Stuart on Friday, September 6th, 2013

DARKSIDE announce 3 new European shows for October, the week of release for their debut album ‘Psychic’. Tickets are on sale now for: 

Oct 7 – London – Fabric - http://tinyurl.com/lazxwta
Oct 8 – Berlin – Berghain - http://www.eventim.de/
Oct 9 – Brussels – AB Club - http://tinyurl.com/kvv5rw6
Oct 18 – Amsterdam – Concerthaale (sold out)

Download the first 11 minutes of Psychic at http://www.darksideusa.com/ or stream below:

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VIDEO : Esben and The Witch – “Iceland Spar” + October UK Dates

By Gerard on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

 

shot by Adam Kola on Super 8 and digital camera during Esben and The Witch’s May 2013 European tour (Luxembourg, Vevey, Milan, Turin, Ravenna, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Plitvice, Bratislava, Budapest, Vienna, Prague & Leipzig). From the LP/CD/digital album ‘Wash The Sins Not Only The Face’.

upcoming dates :

Oct 7th – London – Lexington (UK)
Oct 8th – Leeds – Brudenell Social Club (UK)
Oct 9th – Liverpool – Kazimier (UK)
Oct 10th – Sheffield – Harley (UK)
Oct 12th – Leicester – Cookie Jar (UK)
Oct 13th – Brighton – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar (UK)
Oct 14th – Bristol – The Exchange (UK)

Savages – “I Am Here” Pitchfork live session

By Gabe on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Today Pitchfork released a live performance session from Savages featuring the Silence Yourself jam “I Am Here”. The piece was inspired by Alvin Lucier’s “I Am Sitting In A Room”:

Savages on the piece:

It was very much an experiment. This process had never been tried with a song before so we had no idea what to expect. We divided the process in two days: one for recording the band, one for recording the room the next day. Gemma Thompson and Johnny Hostile (who co-produced the Savages first album) sat in the basement all afternoon while the song was being played and recorded in the room 10 times in total, witnessing the slow disintegration of the song until it became really abstract, each instruments merging into the cacophony of this new orchestral autonomous ensemble.

Director Joshua Zucker-Pluda:

There’s a real emotional intensity to Savages’ live presence. I was interested in the idea that the band’s performance could be so powerful that it would leave a kind of psychic scar or echo within the performance space. That the sound could become interwoven into the physical structure and sort of “haunt” the building.

The process behind Lucier’s “I am sitting in a room” seemed to be an appropriate way to illustrate this concept. We used the band’s performance to reveal the hidden resonant frequencies of the performance space. The process itself is a direct interaction with the environment, and it felt almost like an invocation or ritual– like we were summoning the sound from deep within the walls.

The above statements were cribbed from a Pitchfork article in which you can also check out two audio “decay” versions of the track. Very cool indeed.

Savages cometh:
09-07 Berlin, Germany – Berlin Festival
09-08 Isle of Wight, England – Bestival
09-10 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
09-11 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr Small’s
09-12 Toronto, Ontario – Opera House
09-14 Detroit, MI – Laneway Festival
09-15 Columbus, OH – The Basement
09-17 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
09-18 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
09-20 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
09-23 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
09-24 Vancouver, British Columbia – Biltmore Cabaret
09-25 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
09-27 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
10-01 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
10-04 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10-05 Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theater ^
10-07 Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium ^
10-08 Fayetteville, AR – Arkansas Music Pavilion ^
10-09 Tulsa, OK – The Brady Theater ^
10-11 Austin, TX – The Parish
10-13 Mexico City, Mexico – Corona Capital Festival
10-15 Boston, MA – Paradise
10-16 New York, NY – Terminal 5

^ with Queens of the Stone Age

DARKSIDE’s debut album ‘Psychic’ is out 10/8 via Other People & Matador

By Robby on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

We’re very proud to announce our collaborative release of DARKSIDE‘s debut album ‘Psychic‘ on October 8th via Other People and Matador Records.

DARKSIDE is comprised of electronic producer Nicolas Jaar and guitarist Dave Harrington. They formed the band in 2011 after touring together for several years and experimenting with each others’ sounds. Drawing on their vastly different backgrounds, each musician channels himself through the other, resulting in a progressive hybrid of electronic music and psychedelic rock with an otherworldly depth.

Listen to “Golden Arrow”

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download “Golden Arrow” mp3

Psychic‘ is a ritualistic song cycle, exploring rock’s cosmic outer edges through the immersive, body-moving framework of 21st-century house and techno. It follows the band’s acclaimed 2011 ‘DARKSIDE’ EP, as well as their full-album remix of Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories’.

The band unveiled ‘Psychic‘ on August 20th, at a last-minute event on the Lower East Side, attracting lines around the block and forcing a second listening to accommodate the crowd. A writer for Pretty Much Amazing wrote, “Feeling fully submerged in what felt like equal parts evening meditation and the best house party ever, it was hard to believe it was only an hour-long event. The first session’s listeners left in peace and with gratitude for the experience and a longing for the release date. Just like that, Darkside made their stamp on this summer.”

DARKSIDE
‘Psychic’
October 8, 2013
OLE-1035/OP003

PREORDERS: 2xLP / CD

1. Golden Arrow
2. Sitra
3. Heart
4. Paper Trails
5. The Only Shrine I’ve Seen
6. Freak, Go Home
7. Greek Light
8. Metatron

DARKSIDE on the web:

http://www.darksideusa.com
http://www.other-people.net
https://twitter.com/DarksideUSA
https://www.facebook.com/DarksideUSA
http://www.matadorrecords.com/darkside