'Big Wheel and Others' out 14th October 2013. The new double LP follows the landmark albums Dropping The Writ, Catacombs, Wit's End and Humor Risk among other releases and is further proof of McCombs’ status as one of his generation’s most visionary, defiant and inspirational songwriters.
Songs such as 'Aeon of Aquarius Blues', the yearningly romantic 'Angel Blood' and lead single 'There Can Be Only One' reaffirm Cass's intimate relationship with the acoustic guitar while the likes of 'Big Wheel' and 'Satan Is My Toy' are two lean, visceral songs. Conversely, 'The Burning Of The Temple' and 'Joe Murder' are brittle and forlorn, haunted by melancholic jazz motifs and bursts of unsettling avant-garde noise. Elsewhere, 9-minute album centrepiece 'Everything Has To Be Just So' encapsulates Cass's ability to inbue wry and often confrontational social commentary with an overarching and generous humanity, as the song opens up from rattlesnake tavern blues into a naked emotive lament with deft sleight of hand.
Jon Hopkins has shared a stunning new video for his single ‘Breathe This Air feat. Purity Ring’, which is released this week. The video was directed by Anthony Dickenson, who said the following: ‘I was interested in those times when you think you're totally alone in your thoughts and something unexpectedly disrupts that, snapping you out. The characters in the film have very different stories but I wanted to create distinct parallels, bringing them closer and closer until they actually intersect in a single defining moment.’
The single version of ‘Breathe This Air’ features Purity Ring’s Megan James, whose vocals transform the track into a vast and shimmering expanse, bringing waves of beautiful melancholy to the original's dark and dusty techno. ‘Breathe This Air’ is the second single taken from the universally acclaimed Immunity, which was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize last week.
Songs from Jeremy Jay including his forthcoming album Abandoned Apartments- 'Far and Near', 'I Was Waiting', 'Sentimental Expressway' and 'Graveyard Shift' feature on the film Grand Central (2013) Directed by Rebecca Zlotowski.
Out 23rd September. single A-side 'Covered In Ivy' was recorded live at the tail end of a European tour at Studio Vogue in Paris. Jay exists in fantastic adoration of his influences: the British goth-pop eccentricity of Tones on Tail, the introspective poeticism of His Name Is Alive's debut, Livoni. Feeling a pull towards the unknown, away from the comfort zone of his California upbringing, Jay has found himself settling in Europe. Covered In Ivy is bout poets poring over written words late into the night - much like Jeremy's own work ethic.
Songs from this album - 'Far and Near', 'I Was Waiting', 'Sentimental Expressway' and 'Graveyard Shift' feature on the film Grand Central (2013) Directed by Rebecca Zlotowski.
INCREDIBLY Shelter from the Storm is London's ONLY free homeless shelter, open all year round and receive no help from the government. Totally independent, they are not affiliated with any other organisation and they depend on volunteers from the community. To survive they rely on generous donations so anything you give is used purely to keep offering our services to those who need them.
Sheila Scott (founder), started with one bed on one night in some church crypt in Islington and now provides shelter to 36 people every single night of the year (not in the church). The place is staffed entirely by volunteers with very low running costs meaning that any money raised has the potential to reach the people it should. Along with providing shelter to many they give their users access to doctors and counsellors as well as helping people back to work, or back to their homes. They do good work with much grace and donations of all sizes will see them continue doing just that.
Domino is running the Royal Parks half marathon on October 6th in order to raise money for two charities; Shelter from the Storm – London’s only FREE homeless shelter, and MIND the mental health charity.
We truly hope that you’ll consider sponsoring us.
You can find out more about both charities at our Virgin money giving page.
As we ride high on the most recent releases from Domino's celebrated rock iconsFranz Ferdinand andArctic Monkeys (news of international number 1 album for AM breaking as I type), Domino is thrilled to have announced 3 nominees (with a tenuous link to a fourth nominee Laura Marling) for the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prizealbum of the year in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Blood Orange (Devonté Hynes) - 'Chamakay' features vocals by Caroline Polachek of Chairlift - directed by Adam Bainbridge and filmed on Hynes’ trip to Guyana, where he met his 92-year old grandfather for the first time.
"I visit Georgetown, Guyana for the first time, the town where my mother is from. She, herself has not been back for 30 years, 3 years before I was born. I tracked down family members, including my 92 year old grandfather, who I had never met before. In this video you will see our first ever meeting. The wonderful female vocals on this track are performed by Caroline Polachek from the band Chairlift. Special thanks to Yulandi, Tyrese Gomes, Samantha Urbani, The Crandons & Adam Bainbridge.”
Cate Le Bon is delighted to announce the forthcoming release of her new full length, ‘Mug Museum’ on the 11th November 2013 in the UK (via Turnstile/The Elite Meat Supply) and 12th November in North America (via Wichita Recordings).
Last year whilst on tour in the UK, Baroness suffered a serious accident on their tour bus. The accident led them to individually and collectively question what they valued about their previous lives and whether to continue as a band. We're delighted to say that the support shown by fans left no doubt in the mind of John Dyer Baizley's mind that continuing as Baroness was the right thing to do. Watch this video to hear him talk about the gift of surviving such a serious incident with snippets of some of the band perfoming some of their most accomplished guitar masterpieces.
Baroness will be touring Europe this Autumn [PLAY]
Director: Scott Jacobson 'Mess Me Around' from the album 'Our House On The Hill'.
Put your hands up if you want to hear more music from proper indie garage rock bands [forcing your hand up]. Well we do and the four members of The BABIES have signed with Domino Publishing Company Limited with exclusive rights to Kevin Morby who is currently working on his own solo project. They should fit in lovely next to our other similar amazing writers like Pavement, Stephen Malkmus, Spiral Stairs, Real Estate, Ty Segall, Mikal Cronin and Purling Hiss.
The Behind the Scenes video of the Men Spring/Summer 2014 show is a postcard from California . It's a time capsule of Carol and Humberto's memories - handwritten patterns of their adolescence, vivid color blocks of their home-state colors - all given a super 8 camera-style treatment, letting those moments resurge and join the present.
Film by Ilan Rosenblatt Music : "Isthatwhatyousaid" written and performed by Melody's Echo Chamber (Domino Records & Domino Publishing)
'Sci-fi-prog-folk-band' Tunng manifest themselves in the Guardian studio for an exclusive live version of their single So Far From here taken from their new album, Turbines. Turbines is their fifth studio album, released in June 2013, which sees them continuing to combine acoustic folk, electronic sounds and noises in unpredictable ways. [WORDS BY THE GUARDIAN]
London-based duo Rainer is the new leftfield pop project from former Stricken City vocalist Rebekah Raa, who fronts the skewed, warm beats of producer Casually Here with her languid vocal. Set for release as a split single with Money, Girls is a reflection on, in Raa's own words, "how far people go to try to make themselves look like perfection in their own eyes.” Combined with the butt-worshipping packshot and the hook "the girls are going mad", Girls comes across as a reproachful parody of the sexualisation of popstars, or of girls in general - which in itself is not a new idea, but is an important one, and is expressed here in a totally fresh, totally sincere and endlessly listenable way. Watch your step: the chorus, once it kicks off, is so blissful you might just slip and fall for Rainer, hard.[WORDS: DUMMYMAG.COM]
ASL Records will release 'Girls // Money' on the 9th September 2013.
TRUE WIDOW - In-Studio Video during the making of 'Circumambulation'
One of our favourite albums of 2011 was the second album by True Widow (see related links below). It opened with the track 'Jackyl' [PREVIEW 'JACKYL'] is a credible, brooding rock dirge made tuneful by a Nichole Estill's mellow female vocal. The drone of reverb guitars arouses a sense of shiver-down-the-spine entrapment - the listener rendered comatose whilst it strums out its mystical switch of major and minor keys. Apparently this sound sensation is called 'stonegaze'. Mere mortals might make references to 90s Shoegaze/Grunge (nowt wrong with those we think). Now onto their third album - this band are brilliant at coming up with tongue twister album titles that make us sound stupid when we try to say them out loud. 'Circumambulation', is the Dallas band's most, 'controlled, concise and realized album' says the promo notes. This for us means it's brilliant and you need to just listen to it to understand it. The guitar haze with male/female harmonies is like a disease for the ears - it's arresting - you get drawn in by the heavy guitars but it's not hard enough to be distracting it's like an audio quicksand.
This album is out on Relapse (Domino Publishing) which is one of the most fascinating catalogues of heavy rock music in the World - contact us to find out more.
RECOMMENDED TRACKS: Fourth Teeth - HW:R - Lungr
LIKE: Earth, Mogwai, Baroness, Low, Lungfish, Boris, Royal Thunder, My Bloody Valentine
Domino is pleased to announce the release of One Breath, the new album from Anna Calvi. One Breath is a bold and confident record that begins an exciting new chapter in this uniquely talented artist’s career. Produced by John Congleton in Blackbox Studios, France and mixed in Dallas, Texas. One Breath is a more personal record than its Mercury and Brit nominated predecessor. Reflective and vulnerable, it strikes a balance between optimism and despair, beauty and ugliness. The fiery elements of Anna’s debut remain, but One Breath is more instinctive and urgent, revealing a wider spectrum of textures and emotion. Listen to Eliza here
“One Breathis the moment before you’ve got to open yourself up, and it’s about how terrifying that is. It’s scary and it’s thrilling. It’s also full of hope, because whatever has to happen hasn’t happened yet.” – Anna Calvi [DOMINO FRANCE]
Who wants to know what the sound of the summer 2014 will be? It will George Fitzgerald. This is unadulterated House music in it's purest sense and the antidote to wishy washy onslaught of sub-genres we've been suffering from. Londoner FitzGerald has joined the likes of Spiritualized, The Child of LovandJon Hopkins on the Domino imprint Double Six - Radio 1 have picked up this song with early spins on Zane Lowe 'Next Hype', Pete Tong 'Essential New Tune'
George FitzGerald 'I Can Tell (By The Way You Move)' (Paul Woolford Remix) on SOUNDCLOUD
12" out 21st October 2013 featuring the original, Paul Woolford and Cyclist remixes.
RIGHTS: Domino Records / Domino Publishing + Warner Chappell
Emerging from an off-the-cuff writing session with his brother Dominic McGuinness (Domino Publishing), ‘Fairlight’ is the new single from Eugene McGuinness. This one-off single allows more of producer Dan Carey’s experimental recording techniques and psychedelic krautrock and post-rock influences to come through to the fore. The result is a spacey, shimmering tower of sound with a swell of guitars, hypnotic, Arabian-inspired piano and a brilliant vocal performance from Eugene.
“When I wrote this tune with my brother Dominic, I was kind of hoping it was going to come out at this time of the year. It's for the magic hour, another ‘come over here’ song. If it doesn't take you to one of Jupiter's moons then it's your own fault”
An enigmatic live performer, Eugene McGuinness will be playing a free show at Birthdays, London on 16th September 2013
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