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Spoon - "Can I Sit Next To You" Video Premiere, New US & Germany Dates





(Photo by Zachery Michael)

Earlier today, Apple Music's Beats 1 and Zane Lowe premiered the second track from Spoon's forthcoming album, 'Hot Thoughts', "Can I Sit Next To You" . The accompanying video, directed by directed by Marcel Dzama, can be viewed above.

In addition, a number of U.S. and Germny tour dates have just been added below, with tickets on sale February 24 at 10am.

Stream or preorder 'Hot Thoughts' (digital preorders receive "Can I Sit Next To You" and "Hot Thoughts" instantly)
Stream "Can I Sit Next To You"



Upcoming shows (new dates in bold) :

February 27 - 100 Club, London, United Kingdom
March 6 - The Observatory, Santa Ana CA
March 14 - The Main ( SXSW Residency), Austin TX
March 15 - The Main ( SXSW Residency), Austin TX
March 16 - The Main ( SXSW Residency), Austin TX
March 23rd - Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia
March 25th - The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne, Australia
April 27– Soul Kitchen – Mobile, AL
April 28 – The Lyric – Oxford, MS
April 29 – Varsity Theater – Baton Rouge, LA
May 1 – Ritz Ybor – Tampa, FL
May 2 – House of Blues – Orlando, FL
May 3 – Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA
May 5 – Music Farm – Charleston ,SC
May 7 – The Ritz – Raleigh, NC
May 9 – Mill and Mine – Knoxville, TN
May 11 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH

June 17 - Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
June 18 - Maifeld Derby Festival, Manheim, Germany
June 19 - Technikum, Munich, Germany

June 27 - Gorilla, Manchester, United Kingdom
June 28 - The Arts School, Glasgow, United Kingdom
June 30 - O2 Forum, London, United Kingdom
July 7 - Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, Spain
July 14 - Forecastle, Louisville, KY
July 15 - Sloss Festival, Birmingham, AL
July 28 - Panorama Festival, New York NY
July 30 - Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia MD **
August 6 - Hollywood Bowl*, Los Angeles CA
September 8 – Belly Up - Aspen, CO
September 9- Mishwaka Amphitheatre – Bellevue, CO


** - with Belle and Sebastian and Andrew Bird
* - with Belle and Sebastian

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Out Today : Steve Gunn's 'Eyes On The Lines'



(photo by Victoria Stevens)

While Steve Gunn completes his most leg of European touring with a show tonight at Barcelona's Primavera Festival (taped for WFMU broadcast), today marks the official release date of the hugely acclaimed new album, 'Eyes On The Lines'. You still have a shot at the Matador Store's exclusive sew-on patch and/or album + T-shirt bundle (as shown below), so GET MOVING.

. There's a bunch of new US dates & ticket links listed below, including a few October shows supporting Dinosaur Jr.



Steve Gun on tour (new dates in BOLD)

Friday, June 3 – Primavera Sound, Barcelona, ES
Sunday, June 5 – This Is Not A Love Song, Nimes, FR|
Thursday, June 9 – Northside Festival, Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, June 11 – Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN
Monday, June 13 – Gasa Gasa, New Orleans, LA
Tuesday, June 14 – Rudyard’s, Houston, TX
Wednesday, June 15 – The Sidewinder, Austin, TX
Thursday, June 16 – Three Links Deep Ellum, Dallas, TX
Friday, June 17 – Stickyz Rock’n'Roll Chicken Shack, Little Rock, AR
Saturday, June 18 – Off Broadway, St. Louis, MO
Sunday, June 19 – The Riot Room, Kansas City, MO
Monday, June 20 – 7th St Entry, Minneapolis, MN
Tuesday, June 21 – Cactus Club, Milwaukee, WI
Thursday, June 23 – Schubas, Chicago, IL
Friday, June 24 – Marble Bar, Detroit, MI
Saturday, June 25 – The Great Hall, Toronto, ON
Sunday, June 26 – La Vitrola, Montreal, Canada
Tuesday, June 28 – 3S Artspace, Portsmouth, NH
Wednesday, June 29 – Great Scott, Boston, MA
Thursday, June 30 – Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY
Saturday, July 9 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
Sunday, July 10 – Black Cat, Washington, DC
Monday, July 11 – The Southern, Charlottesville, VA
Tuesday, July 12 – Kings, Raleigh, NC
Wednesday, July 13 – The Mothlight, Asheville, NC
Thursday, July 14 – Exit/In, Nashville, TN
Friday, July 15 – Eddie’s Attic, Decatur, GA
Saturday, July 16 – Sloss Music & Arts Festival, Birmingham, AL
Sunday, July 17 – Forecastle, Louisville, KY
Tuesday, July 26 – Woodsist Festival, Big Sur, CA
Saturday, August 6 – Catskills Back Forty Revival @ Catskills Brewery, Livingston Manor, NY
Wednesday, Sep. 21 – Barboza, Seattle, WA
Thursday, Sep. 22 – The Bartlett, Spokane, WA
Friday, Sep. 23 – Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, BC
Sat. Sep. 24 – Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
Wed. Sep. 28 – The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
Fri. Sep. 30 – The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
Sat. Oct. 1 – Soda Bar, San Diego, CA
Monday, October 3 - The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
Tuesday, October 4 - Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
Wednesday, October 5 - Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
Sunday, October 9 - Mr. Small's Theatre, Millvale, PA

6/09 w/ Cut Worms
6/11-6/30 w/ Promised Land Sound
6/26 also w/ Tim Darcy
7/09-7/15 w/ Spacin'
7/09 also w/ Nap Eyes
7/26 w/ Woods, Kevin Morby, Michael Hurley and more
8/06 w/ The Felice Brothers
9/21-10/01 w/ Nap Eyes
10/03-10/09 w/ Dinosaur Jr.
order 'Eyes On The Lines' from the following :

Kurt Vile at Pukkelpop 2014

Kurt and his Violators are joining Queens of the Stone Age and Darkside for Pukkelpop 2014.The festival will be in Hasselt, Belgium. All three bands will be playing on Saturday, August 16th.

Get your tickets on the official website and for more info take a look at:

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pukkelpop
Twitter https://twitter.com/pukkelpop
Instagram @pukkelpop

Here are the rest of the dates and venues to catch Kurt the rest of the summer:

May

Friday 23 KIngston, NY, US BSP Kingston
Saturday 24 Northampton, MA, US Pearl Street Nightclub
Sunday 25 Boston, MA, US Boston Calling Festival
Monday 26 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
Wednesday 28 Toronto, ON, CA The Phoenix
Friday 30 Nelsonville, OH, US Nelsonville Music Festival
Saturday 31 York, PA, US Capitol Theatre

June

Monday 02 New Haven, CT, US Toads Place
Friday 06 New York , NY, US Governor’s Ball
Saturday 07 New York, NY, US Governors Ball
Sunday 08 New York, NY, US Governors Ball

July

Friday 04 Seattle/George, WA Sasquatch Music Festival
Thursday 10 Keflavik, IK ATP Iceland
Friday 25 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for The Arts

August

Wednesday 6 Nürnberg, Germany, K4
Thursday 7 Haldern, Germany, Haldern Pop
Friday 8 Castelbuono/Sicily, Italy, Ypsigrock
Friday 15 Hasselt, Belgium, Pukkelpop
Tuesday 19 Amsterdam, Netherlands, Paradiso
Thursday 14 StMalo, FR La Route Du Rock
Saturday 16 London, UK Jebberwocky
Sunday 17 Glanusk, GB Green man Festival
Wednesday 20 Zurich, CH Rote Fabrik
Friday 22 Bilbao, ES Kafe Antzokia
Sunday 24 Madrid, ES Joy
Monday 25 Barcelona, ES Apolo

 

 

 

Cat Power - solo European shows this May

Summers in France are meant to be Nice, right? Well Chan Marshall sure hopes so, as she takes her solo Cat Power show around the country at the end of May, following on from her dates in Brussels and Brighton Festival earlier in the same month. Ticket links for all dates are below, as is the Manhattan video, just as a reminder of Sun's excellence.

May 17 – Les Nuits Du Botanique, Brussels, BE - Tickets
May 18 – Brighton Festival, Brighton, UK - Tickets
May 26 – Nantes - Stereolux, FR - Tickets
May 27 – Bordeaux - Krakatoa, FR - Tickets
May 29 – Toulouse - Bikini, FR - Tickets
May 30 – This Is Not a Love Song Festival, Nimes - Paloma, FR - Tickets
May 31 – “We Love Green” Festival, Bagatelle Park - Paris, FR - Tickets

6.17.14

DARKSIDE REMIXES ST. VINCENT'S "DIGITAL WITNESS" / WORLD TOUR CONTINUES



Darkside unveiled a remix of St. Vincent's "Digital Witness" this past weekend, in the wake of other news from the band. Listen to it via Nicolas Jaar's imprint Other People.

One half of Darkside, Dave Harrington announced his upcoming solo EP Before This There Was One Heart But a Thousand Thoughts, on Twitter. Look for it May 5th via Other People. Also, check out the new single "Don't Tell Me" from Jarr's Just Friends project, a collaboration Sasha Spielberg.

Be sure to watch Darkside's set from Nantes, France that was filmed thanks to La Blogothèque and ARTETV. Catch them on tour through this summer.

April
Wednesday 02 – Sydney, EY – The Hi-Fi
Friday 04 – Melbourne, NE – The Palace Theatre
Sunday 06 – Singapore, RE – Scape
Tuesday 08 – Hong Kong, NG – Music Zone
Saturday 12 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Saturday 19 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Muisc & Arts Festival

May
Friday 30 – Barcelona, NA – Primavera Sound Festival

June
Thursday 05 – Porto, TO – Optimus Primavera Sound
Sunday 22 – Hvar, AR – For Festival
Wednesday 25 – Athens, NS – Ejekt Festival
Thursday 26 – Maeseille, LE – Rock Island Festival

July
Thursday 03 – Gdynia, IA – Open’er Festival
Saturday 05 – Amsterdam, AM – Pitch Festival
Sunday 13 – Rotterdam, AM – North Sea Jazz Festival
Thursday 17 – Dour, UR – Dour Festival
Friday 25 – Nigata, TA – Fuji Rock Festival

August
Friday 08 – Helsinki, KI – Flow Festival
Saturday 09 – Olso, SO – Oya Festival
Sunday 10 – Skipton, ON – Beacons Festival
Friday 15 – London, ON – Jabberwocky
Sunday 17 – Budapest, ST – Sziget Festival

 

Now: Darkside concert streaming live from Nantes

Darkside's set from Nantes, France is streaming in partnership with La Blogothque and Arte TV.

If you've seen the rolling mindmelt that is the Darkside live experience, surely you'll want to relive it now. If you're taking it in for the first time, get ready to get faced:



Darkside's debut album Psychic is available now, and the tour continues:

March
Sunday 23 - Paris, IS L\'Olympia
Tuesday 25 - Dublin, IN Button Factory
Wednesday 26 - Glasgow, OW Art School
Thursday 27 - Manchester, ER The Ritz
Saturday 29 - London, ON Coronet

April
Wednesday 02 - Sydney, EY - The Hi-Fi
Friday 04 - Melbourne, NE - The Palace Theatre
Sunday 06 - Singapore, RE - Scape
Tuesday 08 - Hong Kong, NG - Music Zone
Saturday 12 - Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Saturday 19 - Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Muisc & Arts Festival

May
Friday 30 - Barcelona, NA - Primavera Sound Festival

June
Thursday 05 - Porto, TO - Optimus Primavera Sound
Sunday 22 - Hvar, AR - For Festival
Wednesday 25 - Athens, NS - Ejekt Festival
Thursday 26 - Maeseille, LE - Rock Island Festival

July
Thursday 03 - Gdynia, IA - Open'er Festival
Saturday 05 - Amsterdam, AM - Pitch Festival
Sunday 13 - Rotterdam, AM - North Sea Jazz Festival
Thursday 17 - Dour, UR - Dour Festival
Friday 25 - Nigata, TA - Fuji Rock Festival

August
Friday 08 - Helsinki, KI - Flow Festival
Saturday 09 - Olso, SO - Oya Festival
Sunday 10 - Skipton, ON - Beacons Festival
Friday 15 - London, ON - Jabberwocky
Sunday 17 - Budapest, ST - Sziget Festival

Kurt Vile, solo in Europe



Despite airing his agoraphobic fears last year (with his EP "it's a big world out there (and i am scared)" - out now), Kurt Vile's taking on a large chunk of the world alone, as he ventures out for a headline solo tour of Europe this March/April, for a series of unique shows in a more intimate setting than usual.  Support for most dates comes from Pall Jenkins of The Black Heart procession and tickets for shows are on sale now, unless noted.

March
31st Bad Bonn – Dudingen, Switzerland* - Tickets

April
1st Gagarin 205 - Athens, Greece * - Tickets
4th Motel Mozaique – Rotterdam, Netherlands - Tickets
5th Hafenklang – Hamburg, Germany * (Tickets on sale 24/1)
6th Hebbel Am Ufer 2 (HAAU) – Berlin, Germany * (Tickets on sale 24/1)
7th Whelans – Dublin, Ireland * - Tickets
9th The Pavillion – Cork, Ireland  *- Tickets
10th Cafe de la Danse – Paris, France * - Tickets
11th Vooruit – Gent, Belgium  * - Tickets
12th St James Piccadilly – London, UK * - Tickets
13th All Saint’s Church – Brighton, UK  * - Tickets
14th Bremen Teater – Copenhagen, Denmark - Tickets
15th Rockefeller – Oslo, Norway - Tickets
16th IKSV – Istanbul, Turkey - Tickets
*Pall Jenkins supports

Currently on tour in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore with The Violators, catch Kurt down under at the following shows:

January
25th St Jerome's Laneway Festival, Singapore, Singapore
27th St Jerome's Laneway Festival, Auckland, NZ
31st St Jerome's Laneway Festival, Fortitude Valley, Australia

February
1st St Jerome's Laneway Festival, Melbourne, Australia
2nd St Jerome's Laneway Festival, Sydney, Australia
5th Corner Hotel, Richmond, Australia
6th Corner Hotel, Richmond, Australia
7th St Jerome's Laneway Festival, Adelaide, Australia
8th St Jerome's Laneway Festival, Fremantle, Australia

Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks - Reddit AMA is happening at 1PM EST!

Please join SM and The Jicks on Reddit for a chat! The band will drop by at 1PM EST but they are taking your questions now. Ask them anything!





A Note and A New Song From Glasser



The last public show Glasser played was February of last year. Since then, she’s been locked away in a studio working on her follow-up to 2010′s Ring. She’s playing her first show since then this weekend at LA’s FYF Fest. She’s decided to use the occasion to release her first new music in a while. The song is called “Shape”, it’s a very powerful song, and we can honestly say that it’s one of the best pieces of music that’s ever come out under the True Panther imprint. More Glasser very soon…in the meantime enjoy the music and this note from her.
I have been thinking a lot about space. Not only outer space and physical boundaries, but also inner mental space. There are so many beginnings and endings and edges and shores inside and outside our minds. Some are impossible to scale and they make us feel small. I feel small and far removed at times, and I push myself farther away in a kind of compulsion. These are physical comforts I cling to, but always when I cling to them I realize that the isolation I’m afraid of is in my heart and not on a crowded sidewalk. I also have moments of ecstasy, milestones that drive me forward in search of more. These emotions and sensations elude me though, they seem to exist in their own seperate planes. I still chase them. I can become so mesmerized by something outside myself, a person or place that I try to reflect its power and the way it makes me feel.

This is why I feel so lucky to be able to make art, especially music. My experiences flow together and become the stuff of invention. I spent the last year and a half making my new album, which will come out in October. I thought about architecture, a physical imposition in my life, and the fluid emotional boundaries of relationships, also sometimes imposed.

More news to come, in the meantime, enjoy “SHAPE”

-Cameron
August 20th, 2013

 


 

Independent Label Market in London - We're Setting Up Shop



If you're around London's east end tomorrow, Matador's UK label staff (there's only 3 of us y'know) will be selling goodies down at the annual Independent Label Market.  Alongside all our latest releases, you'll find some rare old greats, out of print 7"s, signed posters, cakes, flags, badges, tote bags, tshirts and much much more.

Join us baking in the sun alongside our friends at Domino, 4AD and Bella Union and our enemies at XL, Secretly Canadian and Wichita.  JUST KIDDING GUYS. xoxoxo

If It Ain't Broke, Might You Still Fix It? #BOTH



As the title of this post suggests, it's easy for people to mess up even the simplest of things.  But might there be more wisdom in said title then apparent at first glance?  Some things seem perfect, say chocolate and peanut butter, and then miraculously one day you discover these two things you really, really like make a perfect combination as well.  Well after months of touring together, it appears that Ted Leo and Aimee Mann, and moreover their fans starting tonight in LA, may discover a favorite new musical collaboration.   Under the name #BOTH, Ted + Aimee take to the stage tonight in Los Angeles and later this month in San Francisco to perform some new songs they've recently written.  And to unfix what wasn't broken, Ted Leo will also be supporting Aimee Mann on an upcoming run of Spring tour dates.   All the touring details, in every conceivable combination are below, should you be looking to catch Ted this Spring.

#BOTH shows:

Fri, Mar 8 / Los Angeles, CA / Largo at the Coronet

Sat, Mar 9 / Los Angeles, CA / Largo at the Coronet

Tue, Mar 26 / San Francisco, CA / Bottom of the Hill

Wed, Mar 27 / San Francisco, CA / Bottom of the Hill

 

Ted Leo solo shows:

Fri, Mar 22 / Seattle, WA / The Vera Project

Sat, Mar 23 / Portland, OR / BackSpace Cafe

 

Aimee Mann shows with Ted Leo (solo) supporting:

Thu, Apr 18 / Hudson, NY / Club Helsinki

Fri, Apr 19 / Huntington, NY / Paramount Theatre

Sat, Apr 20 / New York, NY / Webster Hall

Tue, Apr 23 / Rahway, NJ / Union County Performing Arts Center

Wed, Apr 24 / Wilmington, DE / World Cafe Live At The Queen

Thu, Apr 25 / Annapolis, MD / Maryland Hall For The Creative Arts

It's Summer, Get To Know Your TANLINES



SUMMER IS  HERE!...ok well it officially starts tomorrow but we can't contain our excitement so we're getting started a day early.   Ahhh Summer, the season of extended daylight, backyard BBQs, road trips with friends, summer playlists, and Tanlines + Lemonade of course.

Apologies for that simple and obvious play on words.  But honestly as sure as you're likely to have some tan lines after laying around the pool drinking a glass of lemonade this summer, we're convinced both bands (Tanlines and Lemonade) will be on your iPods/stereos while doing so.  But don't take our word for it, Creator's Project said that Tanlines are "destined to become your summer soundtrack", and New York Magazine, Stereogum, and Refinery 29 couldn't agree more, naming "All Of Me" one of their Songs Of The Summer.

Anyhow since we'll be spending all summer together, it's probably a good time to get to know your Tanlines better.  Courtesy of Creator's Project, click HERE for an intimate look at the band Tanlines, their recording process, how they formed, and much much more.

Also Tanlines will be performing across the US all summer long, starting tomorrow night with an official summer kick off show at the House of Vans in Brooklyn.  A full list of summer tour dates is below.

Mon, June 25 - Los Angeles, CA - School Night @ Bardot (DJ set only)

Tue, June 26 - Santa Barbara, CA - Velvet Jones (presented by 92.9 KJEE)

Wed, June 27 - San Francisco, CA - Brick & Mortar Music Hall (presented by Live 105)

Thu, June 28 - Seattle, WA - Neumo's (presented by 107.7 The End)

Fri, July 13 - Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival

Sun, July 15 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall (discount for Pitchfork Festival wristband holders)

Thu, July 19 - Miami, FL - Bardot Miami

Fri, Aug 10 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Festival

Sat, Aug 11 - Columbus, OH - Summerfest 2012

Sat, Sept 1 - Los Angeles, CA - FYF Festival

Thu, Sept 6 - Portland, OR - Music Fest NW

The Young: Violitionist session debuts

Secure in the knowledge that everyone spent the weekend listening to Dub Egg (The Young's Matador debut, out June 12 and available for pre-order), we're excited to share a session the band did recently in Denton, TX with Violitionist (thanks also to SPIN for the co-present):







See this action in person (shorts included, weather permitting):

Friday, June 1 – Austin,TX – Beauty Ballroom (with No Age, Ceremony, Gun Outfit and Joyce Manor)
Saturday, June 9 – McAllen, TX – Simon Sez
Tuesday, June 12 — End of An Ear Release Date In-store (with John Wesley Coleman)
Saturday, June 16 – Austin,TX – 29th Street Ballroom (with Sungod and Spray Paint) (Dub Egg Release Show)
Thursday, June 21 – New Orleans, LA – Siberia
Friday, June 22 – Atlanta, GA – Club 529
Saturday, June 23 – Charlotte, NC – Snug Harbor (with White Lung and Meat Group)
Sunday, June 24 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter (with Purling Hiss)
Monday, June 25 – Washington, DC – the Black Cat (backstage) (with Purling Hiss)
Tuesday, June 26 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s (with Purling Hiss)
Wednesday, June 27 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge (late show) (with Purling Hiss)
Thursday, June 28 – Hoboken, NJ – Maxwell’s (with Purling Hiss)
Friday, June 29 – Brooklyn, NY – 285Kent (with Census and Nude Beach)
Saturday, June 30 – New Haven, CT – Intercambio (with Purling Hiss and Estrogen Highs)
Sunday, July 01 – Providence, RI – Dusk (with Purling Hiss)
Monday, July 02 – Boston, MA – Plough and Stars (with Purling Hiss and Saralee)
Tuesday, July 03 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore
Wednesday, July 04 – Toronto, ON – Parts & Labour
Thursday, July 05 – Pittsburgh, PA – Gooski’s (with Kim Phuc)
Friday, July 06 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
Saturday, July 07 – Chicago, IL – the Hideout (with Judson Claiborne)
Sunday, July 08 – Minneapolis, MN – the Triple Rock
Monday, July 09 – Fargo, ND – the Aquarium
Wednesday, July 11 – the Fun House
Thursday, July 12 – Portland, OR – the East End
Friday, July 13 – Reno, NV – Holland Project
Saturday, July 14 – Oakland, CA – 1-2-3-4 Go! Records (with Spray Paint and more TBA)
Sunday, July 15 – San Francisco, CA – the Hemlock
Monday, July 16 – Bakersfield, CA – Munoz Gym
Tuesday, July 17 – Los Angeles, CA – the Echo (with the Lamps and the Zig Zags)
Wednesday, July 18 – San Diego, CA – the Casbah
Thursday, July 19 – Phoenix, AZ – the Meat Market
Friday, July 20 – Las Cruces, NM – the Train Yard

Tanlines - "All Of Me" video, directed by Julian Barratt of The Mighty Boosh, debuts with Adult Swim

Today public radio stars Tanlines give us the second video from their just-released album Mixed Emotions (buy it here). The video was directed by Julian Barratt of The Mighty Boosh (full credits below), and is brought to us by the fine folks at Adult Swim. This video is awesome:



The video, which marks the music video directorial debut of UK comedy legend Julian Barratt of The Mighty Boosh and was produced by Framestore, will be Tanlines’ second video off of the album (and the first not in 360 degrees). The collaboration between Barratt and the band was a combination of brazen wishful thinking and good luck. Tanlines, who are influenced by Barratt, toyed with the possibility of listing the Mighty Boosh as a creative partner in their liner notes. Word reached Barratt, who after listening to an early version of the album realized “All of Me” served as a perfect musical counterpoint to some of the imagery he was interested in exploring, and an opportunity to experiment making music videos. So shockingly, he dove in.

Barratt says, “At the time I wrote the treatment, I was watching a particular film by Fabrice Du Welz called ‘The Ordeal’ which is a really good, strange, macabre film with some really interesting movement and dance bits in that…I’m always trying to do anything between comedy and horror. Because you have such a strong flavor with Tanlines’ music, it’s quite fun to offset that with bleak imagery.”

The video stars the band performing on an old-timey late-night television show to an elderly crowd jiltedly moving together, doing something just short of dancing. It is mysterious, funny, macabre and a definite must-see.

Adult Swim is also presenting a behind-the-scenes featurette on the making of the "All Of Me" video, starring Mr. Barratt (short film directed by Matthew Bowron, edited by Richard Carter):



Tanlines hit the road in a few weeks:

4/11/12 Washington, DC @ DC9
4/12/12 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
4/13/12 Philadelphia, PA @ Making Time @ Voyeur
4/14/12 Middleton, CT @ Wesleyan University
4/16/12 Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
4/17/12 Toronto, ON @ Wrong Bar
4/18/12 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
4/19/12 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
4/20/12 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
4/23/12 Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
4/24/12 Seattle, WA @ Barboza
4/25/12 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
4/27/12 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
4/29/12 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
4/30/12 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo

Video credits:
CREW
Director - Julian Barratt
Director of Photography - Erik Wilson
1st Assistant Director - Will Jasper
Executive Producer - Derrin Schlesinger, Simon Whalley, Phil Canning
Producer - Danielle Hardy
Production Assistant - Selena Stokes
Choreographer - Florence Peake
Gaffer - Andy Lowe
Electrician - Chris Stones
Electrician - Gareth Brough
Electrician Assistant - Greg King
Camera Assistant - Robbie Chapman
Art Director - Lucie Red
Stylist - Mischa Notcutt
Hair & Make Up Designer - Christine Cant
Make Up Artist - Nina Pratley
Make Up Artist - Liberty Haynes
Runner - Joe Williams
Runner - Sam Cunniffe
Art Director Assistant - Hela Dondertman
Art Director Assistant - Posy Dixon
Stylist Assistant - Tova Hasselblad
Stylist Assistant - Rosie McGuinness
Make Up Assistant - Polly Mossman
Make Up Assistant - Kylie McDonald
Colourist - Edwin Metternich
VFX Artist - Tim Greenwood

CAST
Booth Man - Stephen Evans
Delivery Man - Eric MacLennan
Dancers - Michelle Archer, David Bailey, David Burton, Ann Elsey, Imola Gaspa, Philip Harvey, Gordon Kenny, Lucien Morgan, Jennifer Munby, Barry Newton, Peter Nolan, Leslie Palmer, Sue Parker-Nutley, Jane Phillips, Jennifer Richards, Frank Scantori, Bobby Stevenson, Peter Thomas

Rolling Stone and Drowned In Sound are streaming Lee Ranaldo's "Between The Times And The Tides"

In advance of the March 19(UK)/20(US) release of Lee Ranaldo's Between The Times And The Tides (that's a week people, pre-order now), Rolling Stone is and Drowned In Sound are previewing the album in it's entirety starting today - thanks Rolling Stone!



And don't forget, Lee is playing a free instore at Other Music on the 20th to celebrate his album's release:

LEMONADE "Diver" out May 29, 2012. (Mp3)



All of us at True Panther Sounds are very pleased to announce the forthcoming release of Diver the 2nd album by Lemonade available worldwide on May 29th.

Diver is a sensual, bold electronic record, swimming ecstatically in the melodies of early 90's R&B, UK 2-step Garage, Balearic house and NY freestyle. The trio, Callan Clendenin (vocals), Ben Steidel (synths, bass) and Alex Pasternak (drums, programming) recorded the album over the course of several years, at home in New York, on tour in Brazil between shows, or in their practice space in the basement of an old Catholic school. Ultimately, the album came to life when the band recruited producer Le Chev (Frankie Rose, Fischerspooner, SSION) to add the finishing touches and assist in fully realizing the band's vision of Diver.

The music that Mary Anne Hobbs once called "pure, agile, hedonistic pop music," is still there, but in an infinitely more potent and focused form. Callan's lyricism reaches new intimate lows and ecstatic highs. Where Lemonade used to seek transcendence through psychedelic dance-floor physicality, Callan now looks inward, at the emotions of limited means, the urban everyday, and his attempts to hold on to redemptive love and romance in a cybernetic, information-rich world. Lemonade reference PM Dawn and Sade in the same sentence as Julio Bashmore and Swedish House Mafia. They are sounds of the past synthesized with contemporary dance music boueyed by the most immediate matters of the heart.

"Neptune", the first taste from Diver, is a case in point. It's a pure and emotional R&B track, an instant and surprising classic. The single will be released next month with remixes from Mike Simonetti, Jacques Renault, and Sinjin Hawke. Stay tuned for more info.

LEMONADE Neptune (MP3)

Pre-order Diver HERE (and get the vinyl on limited to mailorder color vinyl)



TOUR DATES
March 8 - Snacks @ Voyeur - Philadelphia, PA --- TONIGHT
March 14 - Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY Buy Tickets
April 20 - Echo - Los Angeles, CA Buy Tickets w/Bachelorette
April 24 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA * Buy Tickets
April 26 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR * Buy Tickets
April 27 - Neumos - Seattle, WA * Buy Tickets
April 28 - Venue - Vancouver, CAN * Buy Tickets
April 30 - The Starlite Room - Edmonton, CAN * Buy Tickets
May 1 - The Republik - Calgary, CAN * Buy Tickets
May 3 - Pyramid Cabaret - Winnipeg, CAN * Buy Tickets
May 4 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN * Buy Tickets
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Tanlines "All of Me" Mp3



We're nearing the March 20th release of Mixed Emotions on True Panther Sounds. You've already spent some time wrapping your head around the album opener Brothers (and the progressive house rave r die, thizz yr brains out remix) so now here's something new.

"All of Me" is the kind of spirited and soaring track Tanlines have somehow gotten really really really good at making. An intimate song about love and fear busted out into a digital stadium. It's a SPRING song more than a summer song, maybe even a springtime in New York song...which is convenient because this spring is going to have some Tanlines tour dates that you can find below. Hope you enjoy the track and pre-order the record, which you can get on mailorder exclusive color vinyl for the time being.

Tanlines- All Of Me (Mp3)

Pre-order Mixed Emotions HERE (and get a limited edition tan-color vinyl version)

MAR 23RD - MANCHESTER, NIGHT AND DAY - TICKETS
MAR 24TH - DEATH DISCO @ THE ART SCHOOL, GLASGOW (WITH LONE, BLONDES + RESIDENTS) - TICKETS
MAR 27TH - LONDON, CARGO - TICKETS
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THU, APR 12 - NEW YORK, NY - BOWERY BALLROOM TICKETS
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SAT, APR 14 - MIDDLETON, CT - WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY
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WED, APR 18 - CLEVELAND, OH - GROG SHOP TICKETS
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MON, APR 30 - LOS ANGELES, CA - ECHO TICKETS
MAY 10TH – BRIGHTON, GREAT ESCAPE - TICKETS

Tanlines "Mixed Emotions" Out on True Panther 3.20.12



Brooklyn, NY’s Tanlines will release their debut album, Mixed Emotions, on our imprint True Panther Sounds on March 20th, 2012. It was recorded in various NYC home studios and mixed in Miami by legendary mixing engineer Jimmy Douglass (Timbaland, Aaliyah, Justin Timberlake, Television, Roxy Music). Mixed Emotion’s first taste, “Brothers,” is available for download from their site or direct download below...

Tanlines- Brothers (mp3)


Anyone well-versed with New York City’s diverse music scene for the last few years knows Mixed Emotions is a long time coming. Since their first song hit the web in 2008, Tanlines – comprised of Eric Emm (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Jesse Cohen (drums, keyboards, bass) – have been steadily releasing genius dance singles with labels across the globe, including True Panther, Young Turks and Kitsune. Their live show has taken them worldwide, playing at the likes of The Guggenheim, The Whitney and more in their hometown, as well as an opening slot on Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas’s solo tour in 2009. But it was an ill-fated European tour – filled with some of the most disappointing shows of their respective careers – that ultimately led to Mixed Emotion’s genesis. The band spent long hours driving through Europe, listening to albums by R.E.M., skate punk records from the 80’s, Born in the USA, and more. As Eric explains it, “Listening to them, I became very aware of the lasting resonance of a good song. A good song transcends production trends. That’s what we were missing, and I wanted to start making songs that would have a life of their own.”

The band returned from Europe only to be greeted with a larger problem: making such songs in Emm’s studio, which was not only the place where they created, but the place where they met prior to forming the band, would be impossible; the building that housed his eight year old studio had been sold. It is ultimately this sense of starting over that helps informs some of Mixed Emotion’s most palpable moments.

Mixed Emotions is a testament to the benefits and pitfalls of life’s changes, getting older, and being pushed out of one’s comfort zone. The band that was born out of a studio suddenly had to become, well, a band. Songs were written simply on a guitar, with the band later adding their palette of electronic and organic sounds afterwards. Emm honed his voice, a confident and tranquil baritone, and focused on lyricism, something he had not done seriously in the past. He sings stories about loss, the passage of time, and the lessons and warnings of accumulated knowledge gleaned by someone who has spent an entire lifetime in music. The process stretched the duo – Cohen likened making the album to that of making a film when it was done - and Mixed Emotions is all the better for it.

Sometimes painful, sometimes transcendent, and ultimately a very precise labor of love, Mixed Emotions simply feels vivid. Songs pulse and linger, filled with percussive textures, bright, warm synths and driving kick drums to juxtapose the album’s lyrical melancholia. The record obscures and blurs the lines between synthetic and organic, real and fake, happy and sad. It is the sound of stadium pop in small spaces. And it is one of the most remarkable debut albums you will hear in 2012.

Tanlines will be playing shows across the U.S. this spring. More info to come!

Pre-Order Mixed Emotions HERE (will ship on or before release date)


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