Fresh from springing the ‘All Delighted People’ EP on the world, and having sold over 12000 of said EP in its first weekend, Asthmatic Kitty unveils another major surprise in new album ‘The Age of Adz’ (pronounced odds). This is Sufjan Stevens’ first full-length collection of original songs since 2005’s civic pop opus ‘Illinois’. Take a moment to set aside all preconceptions, as this is Sufjan as we’ve never heard him before.
'The Age of Adz' is set for release in the UK on the 11th October.
Tracklisting for ‘The Age of Adz’ is as follows, album artwork is above:
1. Futile Devices - 2:11
2. Too Much - 6:44
3. Age of Adz - 8:00
4. I Walked - 5:01
5. Now That I'm Older - 4:56
6. Get Real Get Right - 5:10
7. Bad Communication - 2:24
8. Vesuvius - 5:26
9. All for Myself - 2:55
10. I Want To Be Well - 6:27
11. Impossible Soul - 25:35
Download free track ' Too Much' here:
This new album is notable, and unusual, for its preoccupation with Sufjan himself. There are few narrative conceits or character sketches; there are no historical panoramas, no civic gestures, no literary manoeuvres, no expository illustrations drenched in cultural theory, no scene setting, conflict resolution or denouement.
Read full pr here
Cinema Red And Blue is a transatlantic pop music collaboration between members of Comet Gain and Crystal Stilts. They’re set to release their self-titled debut album on the 11th October via New York based What’s Your Rupture Records.
Host a download of ‘Same Mistakes’:
Cinema Red and Blue - Same Mistakes by createspark
The 12 track album also features with guest appearances by Hamish Kilgour (The Clean), Gary Olson (Still Flyin/Ladybug Transistor), Linton (Aislers Set) and a whole host of others. The record is full of heavy rec room vibes, lots of booze, lots to do and little time to do it... In other words, the super session lives on, with a host of Comet Gain leader David Feck originals and a bunch of covers (The Chills, Julian Cope, Dead Moon, Len Bright Combo and Vic Godard), assembled in the belief that something good can come from the stored memories and shared experiences of friends who play music.
Acclaimed Brooklyn five-piece Here We Go Magic are have returned to Europe for more live shows, including a headline show tonight [7th September 2010] at Hoxton Bar and Kitchen. Taking in appearances at End of the Road and Bestival, these live dates coincide with the release of new single ‘Casual’ on the 13th September through Secretly Canadian. Full details of all the live shows are below.
Over summer, Here We Go Magic have been doing a fair bit of collaborating with other artists, including Warp’s PVT and Neon Indian.
Click to download Here We Go Magic’s cover of ‘Terminally Chill’ by Neon Indian:
Here We Go Magic - Terminally Chill (Neon Indian Cover) by createspark
Click to download PVT’s remix of Here We Go Magic’s psychedelic pop colossus ‘Collector’:
Here We Go Magic continue to enjoy a great year filled with critical applause since the release of latest album ‘Pigeons’. They’ve been much lauded on their side of the Atlantic, with the likes of Pitchfork giving them their seal of approval and ‘Collector’ securing the band a Top Ten College Radio hit. The band, led by enigmatic songwriter Luke Temple, have been making positive headway in Europe too with support slots with Broken Social Scene, main stage billing at Latitude and shows in Hyde Park with Grizzly Bear. Not to forget their Glastonbury appearances, which reportedly enthralled Thom Yorke, leading him to proclaim Here We Go Magic were the best band of the festival.
7th London Hoxton Bar & Grill (headline show, stage time 9pm)
9th France Tourcoing Le Grand Mix ‘Radar Festival’
10th Salisbury Larmer Tree Gardens End of the Road Festival
11th Isle of Wight Bestival Rock n Roll stage
14th Glasgow Captain’s Rest
16th London The Troxy Campfire Trails (w/ Wild Beasts )
17th Norwich Sound and Vision @ Arts Centre
18th Manchester Postcards From Manchester alldayer @ Deaf Institute
“Album of the Year” - Toronto Eye Weekly
Up and coming Americana act Timber Timbre have added more European shows to their previously reported support tour with Phosphorescent. The string of UK dates starts this weekend at Electric Picnic, continuing into next week with the Phosphorescent tour and End of The Road festival. The full list of European shows is below, also including a recently added London solo show at Hoxton Bar and Kitchen on the 27th September.
Canadian folk, country and blues genre defying Timber Timbre are the latest signing to Full Time Hobby. Led by guitarist/vocalist Taylor Kirk, Timber Timbre are set to release their eponymously-titled debut album on the 20th September, followed by new single ‘Until The Night Is Over’ on the 27th September.
You can download current single ‘Demon Host’ here:
European live dates:
5th Stradbally Co Laois, Eire – Electric Picnic
6th Manchester, UK – Night & Day Cafe (w/Phosphorescent)
7th Bristol, UK – Thekla (w/Phosphorescent)
8th London, UK – Scala (w/Phosphorescent)
10th Paris, FR – Cafe de la Danse
11th Dorset, UK – End of the Road Festival
12th Brighton, UK – Komedia (w/Phosphorescent)
14th Rotterdam, NL - Rotown
15th Brussels, BE – Botanique (w/Phosphorescent)
16th Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso (w/Phosphorescent)
17th Leffinge, BE - Leffingeleuren festival
18th Groningen, NL – Take Root Festival
20th Copenhagen, DK – Vega (w/Phosphorescent)
21st Gothenburg, SWE – Pusterviksbaren (w/Phosphorescent)
22nd Stockholm, SWE – Debaser Slussen (w/Phosphorescent)
24th Hamburg, GER – Reeperbahn Fest
25th Lille, FR – La Peniche
27th London, UK – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
Asthmatic Kitty Records has announced a new EP by Sufjan Stevens. ‘All Delighted People’ is available today exclusively through Bandcamp for just $5.00.
Download it here: http://sufjanstevens.bandcamp.com
The EP includes two versions of ‘All Delighted People’, which Sufjan debuted on his 2009 tour. Along with six other new songs, the collection is his first original song-oriented material since 2006, among them the first recording of live-show mainstay ‘The Owl and the Tanager’ and the elegiac ‘Djohariah’. All songs are replete with the guitars, piano, and banjo that characterize his previous recordings; choirs, strings and brass adorn these melodies. It also contains some of the most beautiful music you’ll hear in 2010.
‘All Delighted People’ will be available on all major digital platforms on Monday 23rd August and a CD and vinyl release is planned for later in 2010.
1. All Delighted People (Original Version)
2. Enchanting Ghost
4. From the Mouth of Gabriel
5. The Owl and the Tanager
6. All Delighted People (Classic Rock Version)
Seminal band Seefeel are set to return to the UK this September with their first new material for nearly 14 years (their first on Warp for 15 years) and a special one-off headline show in London.
They will release a new single, ‘Faults’, on Sept 20th on 10” via Warp Records – featuring four new tracks.
Hear the lead track ‘Faults’ here, now:
The first chance to see the new incarnation of Seefeel comes on September 16th when they headline London’s ICA. Tickets are available here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/86648
The catalyst to regroup with new members Shigeru Ishihara and E-da (a former Boredoms drummer) and record new material came after the band were asked to play Warp20 in Paris in 2009, as guitarist Mark Clifford explains: “We always said that we wouldn't record a new Seefeel record unless we could present something that we felt was new. When 'Quique' was re-issued a couple of years back myself and Sarah did some interviews together and we talked about recording new material. We exchanged a few ideas which were OK and things slowly got into gear but it was being asked to do the Warp20 show in Paris that really forced us to step up a couple of notches and since then, with the addition of E-da and Shige, things have developed and grown.”
The band’s relationship with Warp Records began in 1994. Warp co-founder Steve Beckett explains: “Seefeel were the first band that Warp signed who had guitars – they were brave to sign to us because they became the ‘older siblings’ in the family and took all the flak by breaking the unwritten rules of an (up until then) purely dance label. After 1995’s ‘Succour’ they stopped performing live, but we always kept in touch and then for the first Warp20 show in Paris we asked if they would play”.
Describing their performance in Paris as ‘unbelievable’, he asked the band to make another record as they came offstage. “They came back six months later – not just with a record, but a great record. This band needs to be heard, they need to be seen so that’s why we got involved again. Family members might leave for a long time but they always come home.”
Mark says of the band’s immediate future and the addition of Eda and Shige: “Having two new members has really helped the dynamic of the band. There is a real dynamic, creative process that’s exciting. We are growing as a live band, adding elements of improvisation and looser structures unimaginable to us a few years back and with continued touring - I'm excited to see how we develop in that direction.”
Phosphorescent are set to re-release this years’ critically acclaimed album ‘Here’s To Taking It Easy’ in the UK on the 6th September through Dead Oceans. This coincides with the Brooklyn band’s UK live dates in September, full details of the tour are below, with support by Canada’s Timber Timbre.
The new tour follows on from the Brooklyn based-act making an incredible impression with their UK tour earlier in June, including an awe-inspiring performance at London’s ICA (“a sublime, joyous gig” 5/5 The Independent).
For a taster of the excellent new live set up, be sure to watch these clips filmed by Rolling Stone from River Rocks NYC festival earlier this summer
‘Nothing Was Stolen (Love Me Foolishly)’:
Following on from reports of Phosphorescent’s tour van being stolen in July with $40,000 worth of equipment inside, the van was miraculously found by police with everything intact on the on the 13th July. Read about the whole story on Phosphorescent’s Myspace blog.
Mon 6 Sept Manchester Night & Day £10 www.livenation.co.uk
Tue 7 Sept Bristol Thekla £10 www.livenation.co.uk
Wed 8 Sept London Scala £12.50 www.livenation.co.uk
Fri 10 Sept Bestival Isle of Wight SOLD OUT
Sat 11 Sept End of the Road www.endoftheroadfestival.com
Sun 12 Sept Brighton Komedia £10 www.livenation.co.uk
Following on from the news of their latest album, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin have announced some UK shows in October plus a new free download. ‘Let It Sway’ will be their third album for Polyvinyl Records and is set for release on the 16th August in the UK. Full details of the UK shows are below, including a show at London’s Hoxton Bar and Kitchen on the 11th October. The new album is produced by Chris Walla of Death Cab For Cutie fame, following on from the tender pop songs on 2008’s ‘Pershing’ and their 2005 debut ‘Broom’.
Download another new track from ‘Let It Sway’, ‘Banned (By The Man)’ as premiered over on Stereogum: http://stereogum.com/439761/someone-still-loves-you-boris-yeltsin-banned-by-the-man-stereogum-premiere/mp3s/
Watch the ‘making of Let It Sway’ made by the band:
Watch this album trailer made by the band:
Download ‘Sink/’Let It Sway’: http://www.polyvinylrecords.com/letitsway
‘Let It Sway’ isn't just the title of Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin's third full length -- it's a philosophy that ultimately helped save the band.
After enduring numerous tension-filled sessions while self-recording 2008's ‘Pershing’, the band members decided it would be best to relinquish control over production and pursue new options when it came time to record their next album.
"With ‘Pershing’ we tried to micromanage our sound and it wasn't a fun process," recalls drummer/vocalist Phil Dickey. "So for the new record it seemed like a good idea to try something we've never tried before."
Plus, as guitarist/vocalist John Cardwell adds, “It just seems lazy to not want to make the best-sounding record possible.”
Not knowing which producer to contact, they began their search by reaching out to Death Cab For Cutie guitarist and respected engineer Chris Walla -- a fan and friend of SSLYBY since the release of 2005's ‘Broom’ -- to see if he had any recommendations. Unexpectedly, Walla quickly replied he had the perfect person in mind -- himself.
And so, at his suggestion, SSLYBY made the trek from their hometown of Springfield, Missouri to Madison, Wisconsin -- home of the famed Smart Studios (Nirvana's ‘Nevermind’, Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘Gish’). Working with Walla (Tegan and Sara, The Decemberists) and resident producer Beau Sorenson (Death Cab For Cutie, Sparklehorse), the band members crafted the final list of 12 songs that appear on ‘Let It Sway’.
"When we got to the studio the songs were about 75 percent completed, which ended up being perfect," says guitarist Will Knauer. "It allowed them to grow naturally -- with Chris and Beau guiding the songs with sounds we wouldn’t have had access to and ideas we wouldn't have thought up ourselves."
The influence the producers had on shaping the finished album is especially evident on “Sink/Let it Sway,” a song that Walla and Sorenson helped sculpt from ideas, fragments, and four different demo versions into a complete whole, as well as “In Pairs,” a short, infectious track the band had never played together until Walla heard the opening riff while setting up mics and exclaimed “We have to record it!” "For the first time, the goal was to write good songs and not worry about how they were going to be produced," says Dickey. “We trusted Chris and Beau 100 percent."
That faith was certainly not misplaced, as ‘Let It Sway’ takes cues from the band’s quiet ‘Broom’-era bedroom recordings and couples them with the polished sound of ‘Pershing’ to create a whole new aesthetic most evident on songs like album opener “Back in the Saddle” and the slow burner “Stuart Gets Lost Dans Le Metro.” Ironically, despite its high-profile studio origin, the record has a more authentic and "live-sounding" feel than if the group had recorded at home. "We generally tracked one song a day and just used the best performances -- even if there were little flubs," reveals Dickey. "Chris and Beau decided to do it that way, which is good because we're perfectionists and would probably still be recording the album today."
In the end, the circumstances surrounding the making of the record - in which the band rode bikes to the studio each morning and slept on the floor of Sorenson's home (while Walla inhabited a tent in the backyard) -- was exactly the kind of environment SSLYBY needed to recapture the essence of what it is to be a band. "Recording the album reminded me of how everything was when we first started playing together," says Dickey. "Everything about making music with your friends seemed fun and perfect all over again."
As Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin learned firsthand, when pressure is mounting, sometimes you just gotta Let It Sway.
UK live dates:
9th TBA, Oxford,
10th The Forum, Tunbridge Wells
11th Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London
Pre-order ‘Let It Sway’ here: http://iheartvinyl.polyvinylrecords.com/em/SSLYBY/
Following from their latest album, Tunng have a busy summer of happenings ahead of them, not only embarking on a headline tour from tonight (see dates below), but one that culminates in an extra special event on the 6th November at London’s The Forum entitled ‘Embers: An Evening With Tunng And Friends’. Plus details have emerged of a new single, ‘Don’t Look Down Or Back’, scheduled for release on the 26th July through Full Time Hobby.
The first Tunng album to take more than a year to write and produce, ‘…And Then We Saw Land’ is also the band’s most collaborative effort to date, with each member contributing fully to the project throughout. The effect on the sound is pronounced - it's an album packed with joy and optimism.
UK live dates:
July 16th - Nottingham Rescue Rooms
July 17th - Dorset Larmer Tree Festival
July 18th - Liverpool Stanley Theatre
July 22nd - Glasgow Stereo
July 23rd - Stirling Tollbooth
July 24th - Fife Big Tent Festival
July 25th - Leeds Cockpit
Aug 13th - Birmingham Mac Arts
Aug 14th - Leicester Summer Sundae
Sept 12th - Isle of Wight Bestival
Oct 1st - Windsor Theatre Royal
Nov 6th - London HMV Forum
A whole host of musical luminaries from Duran Duran to Warpaint and Devendra Banhart have united to contribute Bowie covers for a tribute album. ‘We Were So Turned On: A Tribute To David Bowie’ is set for release via LA independent Manimal on the 11th October. All proceeds from the two-disc, 34-track album will go towards the benefit of War Child.
The project was launched in 2008, and also includes contributions from Carla Bruni, A Place To Bury Strangers, Lights, Vivian Girls, Rainbow Arabia and many more.
The next single to be released from the album will be War Paint’s version of ‘Ashes To Ashes’ in August. You can download the most recent single 'Memory of a Free Festival' by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros from My Old Kentucky.
What began as a vague idea of fresh and seasoned artists paying homage to the man who invented the art of reinvention, David Bowie.
War Child is a charity that helps children affected by war across the globe no matter what border they inhabit. A charity that Bowie makes no secret about supporting.
Within a few months, Devendra Banhart (Megapuss), Vivian Girls, Carla Bruni, A Place To Bury Strangers all came on board to contribute tracks.
By the summer of 2009, the record had began to take shape when the addition of pop legends Duran Duran, ex-Slits Viv Albertine and legendary avant-garde bassist/musician Mick Karn were added to the roster.
Manimal friends and alumni's, Warpaint, Chairlift and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros came on board by that autumn.
With a final track listing that is as diverse as it is chameleon-like, just like the thin-white duke himself, ‘We Were So Turned On’ has something for every Bowie lover.
Exitmusic "Space Oddity"
Duran Duran "Boys Keep Swinging"
Megapuss "Sound + Vision"
Warpaint "Ashes To Ashes"
Corridor "Be My Wife"
Chairlift "Always Crashing In The Same Car"
Vivian Girls "John, I'm Only Dancing"
All Leather "Fame"
We Are The World "Afraid Of Americans"
A Place To Bury Strangers "Suffragette City"
Halloween Swim Team "Look Back In Anger"
Afghan Raiders "Fashion"
Polyamorous Affair "Theme From Cat People"
Swahili Blonde "Red Money"
Jessica 6 "I'm Deranged"
Aska & Bobby Evans (Feat. Moon & Moon) "African Night Flight"
Xu Xu Fang "China Girl"
Carla Bruni "Absolute Beginners"
Papercranes "Blue Jean"
Keren Ann "Life On Mars?"
Lewis & Clarke "Changes"
Zaza "It Aint Easy"
Genuflex "Soul Love"
Sister Crayon "Bewlay Brothers"
Marco Benevento "Art Decade"
Mick Karn "Ashes To Ashes"
Lights (NYC) "World Falls Down"
Aquaserge "The Supermen"
Caroline Weeks "Starman"
Rainbow Arabia "Quicksand"
Mechanical Bride "Sound + Vision"
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros "Memory Of A Free Festival"
Meet Canadian folk, country and blues genre defying Timber Timbre, the latest signing to Full Time Hobby. Timber Timbre, led by guitarist/vocalist Taylor Kirk, are set to release their eponymously-titled debut album on the 20th September. This is preceded on 16th August by the release of a limited edition single, ‘Demon Host’ which, lifted off the album, will be the band’s first ever recorded output in the UK.
You can download ‘Demon Host’ for a limited time only from the Full Time Hobby site: www.fulltimehobby.co.uk
Between the single and album release, Timber Timbre come to the UK for a string of dates, which, as well as seeing them play End of The Road and Electric Picnic festivals, will also see them support Phosphorescent at dates in Manchester, Bristol, London and Brighton as below:
Sun 5 Stradbally Co Laois, Eire, Electric Picnic
Mon 6 Manchester, Night and Day (w/ Phosphorescent)
Tue 7 Bristol, Thekla (w/ Phosphorescent)
Wed 8 London, Scala (w/ Phosphorescent)
Sat 11 Larmer Tree End of the Road
Sun 12 Brighton, Komedia (w/ Phosphorescent)
Timber Timbre stops you. The elements are deceptively simple: a confident, but hushed voice, understated guitar, strings and keyboard flourishes, and a subtle percussive beat. Timber Timbre is haunted by the history of pop music.
of Montreal have just announced a European tour schedule in support of their highly anticipated 10th album, ‘False Priest’. Starting in mid-October in Dublin, the tour will call at London’s Koko, Manchester and Glasgow (full details are below) before heading off to France and beyond.
Following on from the free download of lead track ‘Coquet Coquette’ online last week, the band are releasing a digital EP including this track and remixes today (7th July), available from all good DSPs and the Polyvinyl shop now: http://www.polyvinylrecords.com/coquetcoquetteEP
The new EP includes remixes of ‘Coquet Coquette’ by Starf*cker and Yip Deceiver. There will also be a video for the song later this summer.
‘False Priest’ will be available September 13th in UK/Europe and 14th in North America through Polyvinyl Records on CD, LP (2xLP / 180 gram vinyl with exclusive 180-gram red vinyl edition limited to 2,000 copies) and digital formats. All album and single artwork was created by Apollinaire Rave's David Barnes and Gemini Tactics.
‘False Priest’ features 13 tracks and was co-produced by of Montreal front man Kevin Barnes and Grammy-nominated producer Jon Brion (Kanye West, Fiona Apple, Rufus Wainwright). As previously reported, the new LP features guest appearances from critically acclaimed artists Janelle Monáe and Solange Knowles. The album was initially recorded at Barnes' Apollinaire Rave studios in Athens, GA, with Brion handling additional re-recording, mixing and engineering at Ocean Way Recording in Los Angeles, CA.
Watch this 'False Priest' album teaser:
On the eve of the release of new album ‘Disconnect From Desire’, School Of Seven Bells are streaming the album in full over on their website. Head to www.sviib.com to hear their latest electronic dream pop masterpiece in its entirety, ‘Disconnect From Desire’ is out on the 12th July in the UK through Full Time Hobby.
To accompany the album stream, you can also watch this interview with Benjamin, Alejandra and Claudia from the band
School Of Seven Bells arrive in the UK this week to play a series of shows from this Wednesday, culminating in a headline show at London’s Scala on the 20th July. Full details of their UK tour are below.
The Brooklyn trio are also are set to release their new single ‘Windstorm’ on the 19th July. This is the first single from ‘Disconnect From Desire’, and on the B-side is a blinding remix of ‘Windstorm’ by noisy New Yorkers A Place Bury To Strangers. The drum heavy version transforms the track into a fuzzy mass of guitar, battling against a propulsive bassline.
‘Disconnect from Desire’ follows on from their majestic debut ‘Alpinisms’, which was released to huge acclaim last year, with Mojo naming them one of their top nine new bands for 2009 (as well as a Mojo Honours nomination for ‘Breakthrough Act’). ‘Alpinisms’ also hit many albums of the year lists, including the NME who called it “pop music of the future”. The band have toured extensively since, supporting the likes of Bat for Lashes and White Lies as well as appearances at ATP including the My Bloody Valentine curated event last December.
Wed 7th July Brighton Resident Records in-store
Thu 8th July London Pure Groove at The Drop, Stoke Newington
Sat 17th July Latitude Festival £65-£165 www.latitudefestival.co.uk
Sun 18th July Bristol Thekla £9.50 www.seetickets.com
Mon 19th July Manchester Ruby Lounge £9.50 www.seetickets.com
Tues 20th July London Scala £12.50 www.seetickets.com
of Montreal has announced the UK release date of their highly anticipated 10th album. ‘False Priest’ will be available 13th September in the UK/Europe and 14th in North America on CD, LP and digital formats through Polyvinyl Records. The LP once again features artwork from Apollinaire Rave's David Barnes and Gemini Tactics (as mentioned on Pitchfork).
The album features the lead single, ‘Coquet Coquette’ which is available now as a free MP3 here: http://iheartvinyl.polyvinylrecords.com/em/coquette/
‘False Priest’ features 13 tracks and was co-produced by of Montreal front man Kevin Barnes and Grammy-nominated producer Jon Brion (Kanye West, Fiona Apple, Rufus Wainwright). As previously reported, the new LP features guest appearances from critically acclaimed artists Janelle Monáe and Solange Knowles. The album was initially recorded at Barnes' Apollinaire Rave studios in Athens, GA, with Brion handling additional re-recording, mixing and engineering at Ocean Way Recording in Los Angeles, CA.
Full tracklisting for ‘False Priest’:
‘I Feel Ya' Strutter’
‘Our Riotous Defects’ (feat. Janelle Monáe)
‘Enemy Gene’ (feat. Janelle Monáe)
‘Like A Tourist’
‘Sex Karma’ (feat. Solange Knowles)
‘Girl Named Hello’
‘Casualty of You’
‘Around the Way’
‘You Do Mutilate?’
Of Montreal are currently on tour in the States, more details to follow on UK shows
Pre-order ‘False Priest’ here from Polyvinyl
"This is terminally catchy
music played with punk's enthusiasm and velocity, and maybe it's the
fact that there's only two dudes in this band that makes you feel like
joining in to bash along." – Pitchfork “A brutal force
of joyous abandon” NME “the music is an ever-swirling
pool of raw power, the words shaping that power into something
disquieting. Sure there’s humour here, but there’s unselfpitying,
unpoetic, unvarnished honesty too, the modern Western malaise of
personal and social detachment not etched in Radiohead acid or Talking
Heads doodles, but drilled with jackhammer force.” Drowned in Sound "A million years
ago, a label called SST briefly held a monopoly on everything awesome in
indie rock-the Minutemen, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Black Flag, Hüsker
Dü. And if the young Vancouver band called Japandroids had been around
then, SST would have put them out, too." – New York Magazine
"This is terminally catchy music played with punk's enthusiasm and velocity, and maybe it's the fact that there's only two dudes in this band that makes you feel like joining in to bash along." – Pitchfork
“A brutal force of joyous abandon” NME
“the music is an ever-swirling pool of raw power, the words shaping that power into something disquieting. Sure there’s humour here, but there’s unselfpitying, unpoetic, unvarnished honesty too, the modern Western malaise of personal and social detachment not etched in Radiohead acid or Talking Heads doodles, but drilled with jackhammer force.” Drowned in Sound
"A million years ago, a label called SST briefly held a monopoly on everything awesome in indie rock-the Minutemen, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Black Flag, Hüsker Dü. And if the young Vancouver band called Japandroids had been around then, SST would have put them out, too." – New York Magazine
Japandroids have announced details of their second single release in their series of one-off 7”s. ‘Younger Us’ will be released on the 19th July in the UK through Polyvinyl, with the US following the next day on the 20th July.
The band are also giving away the a-side online, please head here to download ‘Younger Us’ from Pitchfork http://downloads.pitchforkmedia.com/Japandroids-Younger_Us.mp3
The B-side is a cover of X's "Sex And Dying In High Society", preorder this 7” here http://www.polyvinylrecords.com/store/index.php?id=1182
As previously reported, the entire series will yield five singles, each limited edition on clear vinyl and for sale in digital format. Each single will include an A-side featuring previously unreleased material from the ‘Post-Nothing’ sessions, and a cover B-side. Japandroids devised the 7" series as a way to give something back to their fans while the band is in the midst of heavy touring throughout North America and Europe and unable to record a full album. Each two-song 7" will be recorded at the Hive in Vancouver, British Columbia (where ‘Post-Nothing’ was recorded) during the brief periods of time the band is at home between tours.
Japandroids have added more dates to their extensive summer and autumn tour schedule, including a September US tour with The Walkmen. After their visceral performances at Primavera and Bonaroo, festival highlights include NXNE in Toronto, Roskilde in Denmark, Osheaga in Montreal, and Musicfest Northwest in Portland, Oregon. Full updated tour dates are below, including shows with Ladyhawke, PS I Love You and Frog Eyes.
'Tiny yet detailed scenes in music boxes, charming and sad… hint at a formidable future for Arnalds' - Pitchfork
'Timeless and sublime!!!!' – UNCUT
'More accomplished than ever before' (8/10) – Drowned In Sound
'Composer Ólafur Arnalds provides an emotional score to this astonishing piece, mixing classical symphonies with avant-garde electronic recordings' – Dazed & Confused
Icelandic neo-classical electronic composer Ólafur Arnalds is set to play a one-off show at Manchester Bridgewater Hall with Jonny Greenwood. This event on the 1st July promoted by Eat Your Own Ears will mark the world premiere of Ólafur’s new album '...and they have escaped the weight of darkness'. Ólafur Arnalds will perform the album in full with the RNCM Symphony Orchestra conducted by André de Ridder, who has previously worked with Nico Muhly and Damon Albarn. The RNCM will also perform Jonny Greenwood's ‘Popcorn Superhet Receiver’ alongside Igor Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’.
'...and they have escaped the weight of darkness' was released to much critical applause through up and coming London-based label Erased Tapes last month
Watch the full video for lead track 'Hægt, kemur ljósið', directed by Esteban Diácono of Buenos Aires, Argentina:
This is their second collaboration after last year’s great success of the video for ‘Ljósið’, which received over half a million views online within only a month.
To further explore Ólafur’s neo-classical masterpiece, here is a track by track guide written by Mr Arnalds himself about ‘…and they have escaped the weight of darkness’
1. 'Þú ert sólin'
"One of the newer songs on the album, probably my personal favorite. The strings melody was originally the piano, but I thought it was better on strings so I made a new piano line. This was the perfect opener for me, something that tells a lot about what's about to happen... kind of like the opening theme in a movie. [claim a free download of this track over on www.olafurarnalds.com]
2. 'Þú ert jörðin'
"I wrote this song actually after I started recording. I felt the album was missing something, some more of a build up before the crescendo in the next song. I decided this in the middle of the piano recordings actually, and I knew I couldn't go back into the piano studio (it's in Germany), so I had to just record something there, and hope it would be a good base for a song. So I just hit record, played that piano motif a bunch of times and made a few different beginnings and endings to it - so I could choose afterwards, depending on what the rest of the song would be like.
"The end of that Rhodes piano line is one of the geekiest moments of the album... I spent over 2 hours getting the echo just right there (I was using a very old Roland RE-301 Space Echo, which quite randomly changes speed... so it's hard to get things exactly like you want them)
"Conceptually, this is where things shake up a bit. Hence the crescendo here and things exploding a bit. And the really sad ending.. leading into the middle part of the album, the dark part.
4. 'Loftið verður skyndilega kalt'
“I actually almost deleted this song off the album, as I wasn't happy with the recording of it... Didn't think that it portrayed the real feeling of the song well enough. But I was convinced to keep it on, and am happy I did... I had just been working on it too much. It's one of the oldest songs on the album, written in early 2008.
"Another song I think works better live than on recording, but an important part of the 'story' the album is telling. I love writing simple stuff like this and trying to take it as far as I can go. Here I was exploring how the same 3 notes can mean something completely different in the beginning and the ending of the song - just because their surroundings are different.
6. 'Gleypa Okkur'
"Another personal favorite. Barði (co-producer) had a huge effect on this song. When I brought it to him it had really heavy, distorted drums and screaming synths but it turned into light brushed drums, e-bow guitars and a choir. I think this was over 160 tracks in the studio... Each time you listen you should be able to find new elements.. there are harpsichords, timpanis, rhodes, synths, shakers and a bunch of electronics. I never get tired of hearing that huge sub-bass drum when listening in a good stereo.
7. ‘Hægt, kemur ljósið’
"This is where things turn around again, where the light starts coming back from the shadows and the little 'story' starts closing in to a happy ending.
8. 'Undan Hulu'
"...probably better known as The Cello Song. It's the oldest song on the album, and I performed it on a German TV show in late 2007 - that went on you tube and has since then become quite known... so it's great to finally have a proper recording of it out. As the working title may have suggested - it's a cello solo, accompanied by piano.
9. 'Þau hafa sloppið undan þunga myrkursins'
"The album's title track (translated into Icelandic) and the story’s finale. I wanted an happy ending to the album, to end with something positive... to put emphasis on the point that the light always comes back..."
There is an exceptional clarity to ‘Disconnect From Desire’… it positively shines” Music Week
“Great harmonies, nice guitar lines a few electronic touches and some My Bloody Valentine-like vocal cooing” The Independent
“School of Seven Bells have sharpened up their floaty electronic sound for ‘Disconnect From Desire’… with drums that hit a satisfying crunch” Evening Standard
School of Seven Bells are set to release their new single ‘Windstorm’ on the 19th July. This is the first single taken from forthcoming second album ‘Disconnect From Desire’, available on the 12th July via Full Time Hobby. The B-side is a blinding remix of ‘Windstorm’ by noisy New Yorkers A Place Bury To Strangers. The drum heavy version transforms the track into a fuzzy mass of guitar, battling against a propulsive bassline.
Hear the A Place To Bury Strangers’ rework here:School of Seven Bells - Windstorm (A Place To Bury Strangers remix) by fulltimehobby
Download new track ‘Babelonia’: http://www.fulltimehobby.co.uk/babelonia/
School Of Seven Bells will be in the UK for a tour next month, calling at The Scala on 20th July as well as a very special and limited capacity show for Pure Groove at The Drop in Stoke Newington on the 8th July.
Blissed-out album opener ‘Windstorm’ has an instantly addictive melody backed by the Bells signature atmospheric layering of ghostly electronics and Alejandra and Claudia Deheza’s bewitching harmonies. Beginning with a screeching electronic chant, it marks out fresh terrain and one of the main messages of ‘Disconnect From Desire’, the feeling of waking up and shaking off routine, blowing out the cobwebs and dealing with change; “when the fire's burning from sky to ground / swing my weight around / begin the windstorm”.
‘Disconnect from Desire’ follows on from their majestic debut ‘Alpinisms’, which was released to huge acclaim last year, with Mojo naming them one of their top nine new bands for 2009 (as well as a Mojo Honours nomination for ‘Breakthrough Act’). ‘Alpinisms’ also hit many albums of the year lists, including the NME who called it “pop music of the future”. The band have toured extensively since, supporting the likes of Bat for Lashes and White Lies as well as appearances at ATP including the My Bloody Valentine curated event last December.UK Dates:
Praise for debut ‘Alpinisms’:
“Top 9 bands for 2009” Mojo
“Quite otherworldly and something very special indeed” 9/10 NME
"This is a lesson in tender restraint you won't want to miss" 4/5 The Guardian
“Brooding yet beautiful electronica” Dazed & Confused
"They conjure up something quite magical" 4/5 The Sun
“Heavenly dream-pop” Sunday Times
"They manage to move mountains with their blissful slow-building ditties" 4/6 Time Out
“A sublime piece of work” Clash
"By the time the song blooms outward in its final two minutes, all wordless chants and joyous crash cymbals, I want to buy a car just to hear how it sounds driving through farmland under a blue sky." Pitchfork
Brooklyn’s Here We Go Magic celebrate the release of new album ‘Pigeons’ with news of further UK shows, this time supporting Broken Social Scene. The up and coming psychedelic pop quintet are playing a run of dates with Broken Social Scene in the UK and Europe straight after their appearances at Glastonbury, plus shows have been added supporting Grizzly Bear in Australia. Full details of these are below, all international dates including a slot at Pitchfork Festival in July are on the Myspace page.
Here We Go Magic have several festival appearances line-up throughout summer, now including Hard Rock Calling, Electric Picnic, Latitude and Bestival.
A five piece emerging from the environs of New York City sometime early 2009, the first material from Here We Go Magic arrived in the form of a unique collection of 4 track recordings created by lead singer Luke Temple. The band themselves had convened through a series of chance encounters, overheard conversations and supernatural occurrences. Whilst hailing from disparate musical backgrounds, they all found a common axis in the recordings then released as the self-titled ‘Here We Go Magic’ (Western Vinyl).
Since then, the band has ridden an unwavering wave of creative momentum which resulted recently with appearances at this year’s SXSW garnering armfuls of plaudits, reducing the US media to superlative –laden acclaim. Along the way they have developed a broad array of musical material and honed what has become explosive live sound all of their own.
Here We Go Magic live dates:
26th Somerset Glastonbury Festival – Park stage 11.50am
26th Somerset Glastonbury Festival – Q Queens Head stage 5pm
27th London Hyde Park - Hard Rock Calling - Bella Union Stage
28th London Hyde Park - Serpentine Sessions - Acoustic Stage
29th Nottingham Rescue Rooms w/Broken Social Scene
30th London The Forum w/Broken Social Scene SOLD OUT
4th Rotterdam, NL Zuiderpark Metropolis
5th Frankfurt, GE Mousonturm w/Broken Social Scene
6th Hamburg, GE Uebel & Gefahrlich w/Broken Social Scene
8th Liege, BE Les Ardentes Festival
13th Bristol Thekla
15th Leeds Brudenell Social Club
16th Southwold Latitude Festival – main stage
3rd Ireland Electric Picnic – Crawdaddy stage
4th Jersey Jersey Live
10th Salisbury End of the Road Festival
11th Isle of Wight Bestival – Rock ‘n’ Roll stage
"With 'Two Thousand and Ten Injuries' Love Is All have created another master class in yearning, defiant, confused and lovelorn indie-pop" Drowned in Sound
"Disco beats, post-punk sax honking, twee-pop boy/girl harmonies, and lyrics that rip your heart out. Yep, Love Is All is back." Pitchfork
Beloved indie pop Swedes Love Is All have announced details of a run of UK live shows in June and July. The dates follow on from the recent release of their fourth album ‘Two Thousand And Ten Injuries’ through Polyvinyl Records in the UK.
Love Is All bring their exuberant live show to the following UK venues:
11th June London CAMP
12th June London Be @ Proud
24th July Indietracks Festival
When the members of Love Is All returned home to Gothenburg, Sweden after their spring 2009 tour, the quintet found itself in familiar surroundings but under strange circumstances.
After releasing two critically acclaimed full lengths (‘Nine Times That Same Song’, ‘A Hundred Things Keep Me Up at Night’) and several EPs on New York- based What's Your Rupture?, Love Is All now had no record deal in place -- and accordingly, no demands to produce a new album.
"For the first time in a few years, we were in a situation where nobody expected us to do anything," recalls drummer Markus Görsch. Bassist Johan Lindwall adds: "We didn't have a record contract, and we didn't even look for one. Therefore, the record developed completely on our premises and conditions and only because it was fun."
Not knowing whether their next musical output would ever make it out of their iTunes libraries and onto record stores shelves, Love Is All decided to take their time writing and recording and -- gasp! – actually have a good time collaborating on the songs that would eventually comprise the band's third album: ‘Two Thousand And Ten Injuries’.
And so, what began as trading song ideas back and forth through e-mail, eventually expanded into optional practices (where members would drop by only if they felt like it), and finally culminated in recording sessions at their new home-built studio.
The result is ‘Two Thousand And Ten Injuries’ -- an eclectic collection of pop melodies, anchored by New Wave and punk rock rhythms that are as refined as they are unpredictable. Highlights of the 12 track set include the art punk urgency of ‘Bigger, Bolder’, the lilting pop of ‘Never Now’, the Slits-esque reggae of ‘False Pretense’ and the classic punk rallying cry found in ’Dust’. All told, ‘Two Thousand..’ successfully manages to be Love Is All's most adventurous, and dare we say, accessible, album yet.
Accompanied by soundman and co-producer Wyatt Cusick (ex-member of The Aislers Set and Trackstar), Love Is All recorded the album using only an old 24-track analog tape machine -- a method with limitations the band soon learned to view as a virtue.
Instead of relying on a few computer keystrokes to move a drum beat or add another layer to the mix, the group was forced to be more creative in its approach. No longer could the musicians spend hours in the studio arguing over every little detail before making the final edit; now each song had to be envisioned as a whole from the beginning.
"Recording and mixing this album on tape was a new and really inspiring experience," says Josephine Olausson, the group's vocalist and lyricist. "Having to limit the amount of stuff you can add to each song felt really important -- everything is now there for a reason." Görsch agrees, remarking that "computers can be great tools, but they can also make you lose sight of the original, simple, fun song!"
This less is more mentality is evident throughout ‘Two Thousand and Ten Injuries’, especially on ‘Kungen’ where infectious, Zombies-esque vocal harmonies buoy the track more than any number of instruments ever could.
‘Two Thousand And Ten Injuries’ showcases a band creating music on its own terms for no one but themselves. Luckily for the rest of us, what satisfies Love Is All sounds pretty great to our ears as well.
“Giddy Californian sunshine indie-pop…Lovely” – NME
“Brian Wilson-fronted Specials. It’s party time in America”– The Fly
Still Flyin have been airing brand new material from the infectious afrobeat and krautrock sounds of their forthcoming ‘A Party In Motion EP’. Whilst we’ll have to wait to hear that in full, you can hear a taster in form of ‘Stay Wild, Tokelau’, which forms part of the latest Amnesty International compilation ‘Peace’ alongside tracks from Jeffrey Lewis, A Place To Bury Strangers, Micah P Hinson, Dan Deacon and Marc Almond amongst many others.
Following their double appearance at Brighton’s The Great Escape, San Franciscan collective Still Flyin played at Pavement ATP later that weekend. The band were handpicked by Pavement to play at the festival, a great honour for Sean Rawls and his band of proto-punk revelers, who cite Pavement as a big influence on Still Flyin’s music.
To mark the occasion, here’s a free download of new track ‘Higher Than Five’ taken from Still Flyin’s forthcoming EP ‘A Party In Motion’:
Still Flyin' 'Higher Than Five' by createspark
And to pay further tribute to Pavement ATP, frontman Sean expands on his obsession with Stockton CA’s angular college rockers, in the form of his top ten favourite tracks:
10 FAVE PAVEMENT JAMS by Sean Rawls
"Pavement were one of my favorite bands in high school. I don't think any of my music has ever sounded very much like them, but their aesthetic and attitude and worldview have probably had a bigger musical influence on me than any other band. The high school version of myself would never have imagined I'd later be in a band picked by Pavement to play their festival.
1. Gold Soundz
Probably my favorite Pavement song. Just love it when it comes to the chorus now. One of the best vids of all time too. Probably the reason for a lot of annoying videos I've been involved with, like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-HaBuOaNl0
3. Shoot The Singer
Two highlights from my favorite ep (and favorite Pavement release) of all time. Four sick songs that are of the highest jam percentage. I remember playing Frontwards over and over again in high school with Bren (Still Flyin percussion and vocals) and Phil (Still Flyin hype man). Our band was called SIDE PROJECT.
4. Kennel District
5. Two States
These two are dear to my heart because I got to sing these with Spiral Stairs several times at festivals in Canada and Australia.
6. Range Life
Another song we played in high school. Great lyrics - man I hated Smashing Pumpkins at the time, but now the Corg is kinda fascinating. 1979 is a pretty good song and now he's in professional wrestling commercials (!?!?!).
7. I Love Perth
I love Perth too. The most isolated city in the world.
8. Debris Slide
What a rollicking hoot. Take a ride on the Debris Slide.
9. So Stark (You're A Skyscraper)
Pavement are one of the best b-side bands ever. Fans couldn't skip over the single versions because the b-sides often turned out to be some of their best songs.
...And Carrot Rope
Poor Carrot Rope. It didn't even get a track number on the album - just "...And Carrot Rope".
‘Tiny yet detailed scenes in music boxes, charming and sad… hint at a formidable future for Arnalds’ – Pitchfork
'Precocious Nordic composer’s sumptuous second LP. Timeless and sublime!!!!’ – UNCUT
‘More accomplished than ever before' (8/10) – Drowned In Sound
'Composer Ólafur Arnalds provides an emotional score to this astonishing piece,
mixing classical symphonies with avant-garde electronic recordings' – Dazed & Confused
Icelandic neo-classical artist Ólafur Arnalds is set to release his second full-length album '...and they have escaped the weight of darkness', in the UK on the 10th May through up and coming London-based label Erased Tapes.
To further celebrate the forthcoming album, Ólafuf has offered up the opening track ‘Þú ert sólin' as a free download. To claim this, please head to www.olafurarnalds.com where you can also hear excerpts of all nine album tracks.
July 1, 2010 will see a world premiere of Ólafur Arnalds performing his new album with the RNCM Symphony Orchestra conducted by André de Ridder, who previously worked with Nico Muhly and Damon Albarn, at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall – alongside a performance of Jonny Greenwood’s ‘Popcorn Superhet Receiver’ and Igor Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’.
'...and they have escaped the weight of darkness' will herald another intense year for Ólafur Arnalds, with the album being accompanied by a world tour, starting in China in March 2010. Born in the suburban Icelandic town of Mosfellsbær, a few kilometres outside of Reykjavík, the 23-year old composer has always enjoyed pushing boundaries with both his studio work and his live-shows. His new opus is set to again challenge his fan base, which is still growing rapidly. Over the past eighteen months Arnalds has advanced from a former support-act for Sigur Rós to an internationally respected artists in his own right. He was privileged to be invited to write the ‘Dyad 1909’ score for award-winning choreographer Wayne McGregor, aired on BBC Four and on ITV1’s South Bank Show. 'Found Songs', a collection of pieces each written, recorded and released in a single day via the Erased Tapes label website, as well as the video for ‘Ljósið’ have since managed to generate half a million downloads and video views.
Watch the recent UNICEF campaign featuring music by Ólafur Arnalds here:
On ‘…and they have escaped the weight of darkness’, Ólafur continues his mission to lure an indie-generation of pop and rock fans into an emotive world of beguiling electronic chamber music and delicate classical arrangements. The sense of an organic crossover recording is reinforced by the involvement of co-producer Barði Jóhannsson of eccentric pop/rock/electronica formation Bang Gang. Barði has successfully coloured the brittle minimalism of previous releases through the addition of an array of new instruments. Those expecting a mere continuation of the minimal melancholia of his previous albums are therefore in for a surprise, as the record may be the most uplifting and richly orchestrated work of his career: “The album has a very clear theme”, Arnalds relates, “which is that there is always light after darkness. To me, it has a more positive note than my previous works.” When Ólafur saw how the opening scene of a Hungarian indie film metaphorically described a solar eclipse, he instantly connected it to the concept, naming the album after a key line of the film's introductory monologue.
Click to download full PR + more info about Erased Tapes
As their UK tour fast approaches, The Hidden Cameras have launched a vibrant and entertaining video into the blogosphere for new single ‘Underage’ / ’Origin:Orphan’. This single will be released on the 22nd March following on from a re-release of their latest album ‘Origin:Orphan’ on the 15th March through Arts and Crafts. Revised UK tour dates from the original announcement are listed in full below.
Watch the ‘Underage’ video
Now it’s over to Scott Cudmore, the director of ‘Underage’, for an insight into the ideas and inspirations behind Hidden Camera’s latest cinematic vignette:
“The 'Underage' video was shot in the spooky little hamlet of Etobicoke, Ontario - so much information on Etobicoke can be found here, in it's Wikipedia entry - but none of that is really at all relevant to our video. And none of it is really all that spooky.
“The most difficult process of this video was probably finding the right street and house - we needed something suburban, but also quaint and cottagey and more visually distinct from the generic sorts of suburbs that you commonly find around the Greater Toronto Area. I think we found this spot just a few days before the shoot. With every video it always seems that there is one thing that becomes the 'desperate element' and in this case it was securing the right location. We had another perfect area before we found this, a bunch of military houses in Scarborough, but that fell through in the end, leaving us with nothing. I was very happy with this spot though - it's kind of the perfectly bizarre little home for these colourful people to have all assembled inside together.
“The idea behind this video was basically a "cult" or a collective of people gathered together in this house, preparing for a magical event - the golden shower at the end of the video (perhaps a not-so-subtle nod to another Hidden Cameras song...). Perhaps it is the recording of Joel's performance that brings about this event. In the end though, it's mostly just an abstract collection of images held together by this very tangential narrative. I hope people find it fun and enjoy it.
“Joel's face paint is a reference/homage to Leigh Bowery.”
The Hidden Cameras UK Dates:
Wed 17th March Brighton Audio
Thu 18th March London St Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch SOLD OUT
Fri 19th March Nottingham Bodega
Sat 20th March Glasgow Stereo
Sun 21st March Manchester Deaf Institute www.thedeafinstitute.co.uk
Mon 22nd March Cardiff The Gate
Tue 23rd March Leeds Brudenell Club
Wed 24th March London Hoxton Bar and Kitchen www.hoxtonsquarebar.com/
- A collaborative mini-album available digitally now (iTunes/Bleep)
- Available on CD and vinyl on Oct 26th (Vinyl also available on US tour dates with Atlas Sound)
- CD and LP available to pre-order from Bleep.
Broadcast are back with a new collaborative mini-album 'Broadcast & The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age' and a month long US tour with Atlas Sound... it is with great excitement that we announce this new release is...available now!
Watch a clip of ‘Broadcast And The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age’
Broadcast is made up of Trish Keenan and James Cargill. Originally from Birmingham, they have been active as Broadcast since 1995. Broadcast over the years have consisted of other members including drummers, keyboardists and guitarists (and at one point they were even a six-man outfit) but at the heart of the group Trish and James have always existed. Their aesthetic has remained a combination of their love for film, library music and electronics with psych-pop colour.
Broadcast have always had fans among other musicians, including Flying Lotus, Tim Gane from Stereolab, Grizzly Bear, Atlas Sound and Dangermouse, who used a Broadcast sample taken from "Poem of Dead Song" on the DM & Gemini album "Ghetto Pop Life". Broadcast's music is also a popular choice for film and TV, featuring on the soundtracks of “Ma Femme est une Actrice", "21" and "Morvern Callar", as well as TV shows such as "The L-Word", "Skins" and "CSI". It can be said with confidence that Broadcast's return is greeted with much anticipation.
The Focus Group is Julian House, long time friend of the band and renowned artwork designer. House is co-founder of the Ghost Box label, which in the last few years has birthed a cult of its own with releases reflecting its creators’ obsessions with library music, English folklore and the eerie feel of vintage programmes for schools and colleges. His music as the Focus Group offers some of the most enchanting distillations of all the above, instantly complementing Broadcast’s own long-standing aesthetic.
'Broadcast And The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age' is their first collaborative release, a mini-album available digitally now, and on CD and vinyl from Oct 26th. A limited quantity of vinyl albums will also be available on the band’s US tour dates with Atlas Sound (full details of dates are on the Broadcast Myspace).