This is the official short film of the recording of James Yorkston's new album The Cellardyke Recording & Wassailing Society.
James Yorkston, an artist not unfamiliar with the notion of collaboration, has opened the studio doors to a broad and brilliant selection of players on this his eighth studio album.
Produced by Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor in London's Livingston studio, it features KT Tunstall, The Pictish Trail, Rob Smoughton, Fimber Bravo, and his long-term collaborators Jon Thorne and Emma Smith. The Cellardyke Recording And Wassailing Society' finds James at his most personal and reflective following 2012's I Was A Cat From A Book.
Nautic is the coming together of three distinctive London music scene figures. Tic Zogson plays bass and guitar, lead vocals and keys belong to Domino Publishing's Laura Groves, while Nathan Jenkins (Bullion) produces.
Beyond the studio is an ever growing live band. Fabiana Palladino on drums, Ben Reed on bass and Laura Coulson who takes centre stage on Lay Back from the brand new Navy Blue EP.
Formed in 2008 in Toronto, Ontario, The Strumbellas consists of songwriter Simon Ward on vocals and guitar, David Ritter on vocals and keys, Jon Hembrey on lead guitar, Isabel Ritchie on violin, Darryl James on bass guitar, and Jeremy Drury on drums.
Six Shooter Records, released their second album, We Still Move on Dance Floors, in June 2013. The album was produced by Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Foo Fighters, Blonde Redhead) and won a 2014 Juno Award in the Juno Award for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year.
You can watch the video for "Sailing" the lead single from the album above.
Tim Presley takes his White Fence project out of his bedroom and into his friend Ty Segall’s studio - with stunning results.
Tim Presley better known as White Fence is back with the follow up to 2013’s Cyclops Reap, 'For The Recently Found Innocent' sees Presley take a slightly different approach to recording this time. Prior to this album Presley always recorded White Fence stuff in his bedroom, this time he’s taken White Fence into Ty Segall’s studio.
View the video for the album track "Like That" using the link above.
Trevor Powers, whose stage name is Youth Lagoon, began writing his debut album The Year of Hibernationin 2010. Based around the idea of psychological dysphoria, Powers tried to document the trails of his mind through songs of minimalism and hypnotic ambiance. Powers signed with Mississippi-based label Fat Possum Records in 2011, he toured much of the following year before going back into solitude to write.
Wondrous Bughouse, Powers' sophomore album (released in March 2013), was spawned from what he describes as "becoming more fascinated with the human psyche and where the spiritual meets the physical world." During the time he wrote, Powers became intrigued with the metaphysical universe and blending those ideas with pop music.
Check out the official video for track 'Mute' taken from Wondrous Bughouse above.
Toronto-native Warren Hildebrand began his Foxes in Fiction project in 2005, during his sophomore year of high school, as an outlet for his drug-induced, experimental sound collages. His debut album, Swung from the Branches, was released in 2010 on Hildebrand’s own label Orchid Tapes and then later released via Ghostly International’s sub-label Moodgadget Records. During the downtime between his Alberto EP, a split 7” with Benoît Pioulard, and a slew of self-releases distributed for free from his website, Hildebrand began to focus heavily on Orchid Tapes, a hub for underground acts that fit within his vision and aesthetic.
In 2011, Hildebrand hunkered down in his Toronto apartment, writing and recording what would later become his second Foxes in Fiction full-length album entitled Ontario Gothic. The album, which is centered around the idea of loss, finds Hildebrand looking back at the past five years while living in Toronto and the powerful experiences that took place during that time.
Ontario Gothic will be released on September 23 via Orchid Tapes. View and listen to the preview track 'Shadow's Song' using the link above.
My Brightest Diamond's new EP "None More Than You" is now out with the release of the full length LP "This Is My Hand" due out in September 2014.
Check out the video for 'Dreaming Awake' recorded and filmed live in the shadow of the Glenwood Power Station in Yonkers, New York, chronicles the band’s run-in with local police.
October 17 Stockholm, Sweden - Scandic Grand Central – FREE SHOW! October 18 Gothenburg, Sweden - Folkteatern Foajebaren October 19 Copenhagen, Denmark - Loppen October 21 Hamburg, Germany - Knust October 22 Berlin, Germany - Postbahnhof October 24 Brussels, Belgium - Botanique Rotonde October 25 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso Noord-Tolhuistuin October 26 Paris, France - Bababoum October 28 London, United Kingdom - Village Underground October 29 Leeds, United Kingdom - Brundenell Social Club October 30 Glasgow, United Kingdom - Oran Mor October 31 Dublin, Ireland - Workman’s Club
Owl John, aka Scott Hutchison of critically acclaimed Frightened Rabbit, is proud to announce the release of his self-titled debut album, out August 5. The record, produced by Andy Monaghan of Frightened Rabbit and good friend Simon Liddell of Olympic Swimmers, was recorded between the Isle of Mull in Scotland and the west coast of America.
Listen to the preview track 'Hate Music' using the audio/video link above.
It's been a few years since we heard a new album from Toronto-based songwriter Jennifer Castle, but that will change later this summer. Her latest LP is called Pink City, and it will be out on September 2 through Idée Fixe Records.
Pink City will be the follow-up to 2011's Castlemusic. Listen to the brand new track 'Nature' using the link below.
It’s fitting that Los Angeles-based four-piece Wand is signed to Ty Segall’s Drag City imprint God? Records. Both artists make music that hearkens back to the ’60s and ’70s, which beam with psych-tinged guitar riffs. But whereas Segall shreds with abrasive and reckless energy, Wand charms with infectious hooks and sugary psychedelia. These are especially abound on the band’s new song “Flying Golem”.
The lead single off their forthcoming album Ganglion Reef, which is out August 26th, “Flying Golem” bursts with colorful, kaleidoscopic guitars and bubbly vocals. Listen for the Kinks-inspired melodies and stay for the thundering lead guitars. Listen below.
The Divine Comedy is the alias for Neil Hannon, a British pop singer/songwriter with aspirations of becoming a new wave fusion of Scott Walker, Morrissey, and Electric Light Orchestra. During the early '90s, he built up a strong cult following with a pair of idiosyncratic, critically acclaimed records before his third album, Casanova, became a mainstream success. "Becoming More Like Alfie" and "Something for the Weekend," both pulled from Casanova, became hits after receiving significant airplay from Radio 1, and the Divine Comedy moved from British indie rock favorites to a minor mainstream cult in their own right.
The Divine Comedy were formed in Londonderry, Ireland, by Neil Hannon who provided vocals, guitar and the lion's share of song-writing. Inspired by R.E.M., the band started as a trio and released an EP, Fanfare for the Comic Muse, in the spring of 1990. In 1991, the group released the EP Timewatch and it was the following year, which saw the group relocate to London, where they regularly supported Suede on club gigs. Produced by Edwyn Collins, the EP Europop was released later in 1992.
Following Europop, the Divine Comedy fell apart, and Hannon went back to Londonderry, where he began to write songs again. In 1993, the album Liberation was released to positive reviews. Promenade followed in 1994, again to positive reviews throughout the U.K. music press; it appeared on year-end lists from NME, Melody Maker, and Q, among others. Released early in 1996, Casanova was greeted with enthusiastic reviews and it slowly began to build an audience. "Something for the Weekend" became a staple on UK national radio. When it was released as a single a month later, "Something for the Weekend" entered the charts at 14. Soon, Hannon was appearing not only on the cover of Melody Maker, but there were articles about him throughout mainstream press, from The Guardian to Just Seventeen.
Released to coincide with Valentine's Day 1997, A Short Album About Love was greeted with positive reviews and the strongest initial sales of any Divine Comedy record to date.
In 1999, the Divine Comedy celebrated ten years. The release of A Secret History marked the occasion, but Hannon had his hand in other projects. He contributed vocals to Tom Jones' Reload as well as Ute Lemper's album Punishing Kiss. A new deal surfaced at the dawning of the new millennium and Hannon headed into the studio with producer Nigel Godrich. This resulted in their very last album Regeneration in 2001.
Steve Gunn's upcoming full-length album, is titled Way Out Weather and is released on October 6th via Paradise Of Bachelors. The first available song, "Milly's Garden," is available to listen to using the link above. The album has a hint of ecological unease lurking behind it, as Gunn wrote it on tour with an eye to the passing landscape and the worrying changes roiling it.
His voice has a little more pain and gravel here than it did on 2013's rocking-porch gem Time Off, but he still sings with a calming and gentle soulfulness, a hand smoothing a bedsheet.
STEVE GUNN TOUR DATES:
Tue. Nov. 4 - Liverpool, UK @ 02 Academy w/ The War On Drugs Wed. Nov. 5 - London, UK @ Roundhouse w/ The War On Drugs Thu. Nov. 6 - Bristol, UK @ 02 Academy w/ The War On Drugs Fri. Nov. 7 - Manchester, UK @ The Ritz w/ The War On Drugs Sat. Nov. 8 - Glasgow, UK @ 02 ABC Glasgow w/ The War On Drugs Wed. Nov. 12 - London, UK @ Cafe Oto w/ Mike Cooper Thu. Nov. 13 - St. Leonards, UK @ Kave Gallery
The album 'Cantos de Lisboa' pairs contemporary, gifted guitar squire Steve Gunn with the roving, radiating legend Mike Cooper in Lisbon, Portugal.
Sharing their vision over lengthy living room guitar sessions and evenings of cold wine in Fado taverns, Gunn and Cooper created Cantos de Lisboa, an album with variable vernacular shades and musical forms from Portugal’s antiquity.
Listen to the track 'Saudade Do Santos-o-Vehlo' using the link above.
Known for his prolific pen, Conor Oberst slowed down in the new millennium, enjoying his tours with the Monsters of Folk but generally staying away from albums of new songs; even Outer South, his last album with the Mystic Valley Band, was littered with contributions by his bandmates. This makes his 2014 album 'Upside-Down Mountain' (released 16th June 2014) noteworthy — it's his first collection of original material since 2008's eponymous effort for Merge, and it's also the first record since to be billed to him alone. Another, perhaps more important, first is that Upside-Down Mountain is his first record for a major label, appearing on the tony Warner imprint Nonesuch Records and feeling like it belongs. Working with producer Jonathan Wilson — a fixture of L.A.'s neo-hippie scene, producing Father John Misty and Dawes — Oberst retains the shaggy folk ramble of the Mystic Valley Band but cleans up his attack considerably, adding various sweeteners from strings and layered backing vocals to concentrated, crunching guitars, bright bursts of horns, and light tropical rhythms.
Watch the video for the track 'Zigzagging Toward The Light' using the link above.
Hamilton Leithauser has unveiled the video for new single ‘I Don’t Need Anyone’, which is out on September 8th through Ribbon Music. The track is taken from Hamilton’s current album Black Hours. It’s directed by Black Hours collaborator and former Walkmen bandmate Paul Maroon.
The Vaselines have announced a new album, V for Vaselines, out September 29 on Rosary Music. Hear the track "One Lost Year" above.
V for Vaselines is the followup to 2010's Sex With an X, which followed their 1989 debut Dum Dum. The band self-produced the album at Mogwai's studio, Castle of Doom. V features contributions from a number of fellow Glasgow-based indie artists, including Stevie Jackson (Belle & Sebastian), Frank Macdonald (Teenage Fanclub), Michael McGaughrin (1990s), Graeme Smillie (Olympic Swimmers), Paul Foley (Mandrake Shepherd), and Scott Paterson (Sons & Daughters).
Brooklyn duo She Keeps Bees will release their new album, Eight Houses, later this summer via Future Gods. The 10-track effort follows 2011’s excellent Dig On and sees Jessica Larrabee and Andy LaPlant expanding upon their gritty, blues rock sound, which earned them early comparisons to PJ Harvey and even The White Stripes.
Watch this special album teaser above and listen below to “Is What It Is”, an album cut that features none other than fellow Brooklynite Sharon Van Etten.
Photographer Charlie Phillips presents How Great Thou Art: a book documenting 50 years of African Caribbean funerals in London. This limited edition book will celebrate the changes and traditions in African Caribbean lives and deaths in London, a subject that Charlie has been sensitively documenting since 1962.
Charlie Phillips is a 70-year-old London-based photographer whose photographs have been exhibited at Tate Britain, Museum of London, MOCA in Detroit, and whose work is part of The Wedge and V&A collections.
A Kickstarter page has been set up in order to support this worthy initiative.
Archie Bronson Outfit have announced details of the release of a new single. In White Relief is released on Domino on Monday 25th August 2014.
The single,taken from their recent fourth album, Wild Crush, which was released in May of this year, was recorded in their home-town of Bath during the album sessions. Watch the accompanied video directed by Aiice Cohen.
Tom Krell, AKA How to Dress Well has shared the video for ‘Childhood Faith in Love’, the third and final instalment of clips to accompany the launch of new album “What Is This Heart?” released on Weird World.
Directed by Johannes Greve Muskat, the clip completes a trilogy of videos after “Repeat Pleasure” and “Face Again”.
Houston-via-Los Angeles singer/producer Seven Davis Jr. has been building steam for a bit now with his impressively sultry hybrid of funk, R&B, and dance music. Described as a raw and soulful house artist, Davis Jr. is one of the scene's most exciting new names.
Check out the included film from Resident Advisor's new 'FastForward' series to find out a whole lot more.
Bradford-born singer/songwriter Laura Groves’ voice is one that extends a tender invitation into her world. As a member of Nautic, she took a sultry turn over horizontal funk, while her former folk-pop guise Blue Roses was veiled in pastoral allegory. Now, recording under her own name, she sounds stronger and surer than ever. On the deliriously wistful “Pale Shadows”, from her debut solo EP"Thinking About Thinking" on Bullion’s DEEK label (released in 2013) she uses memory like a paintbox, muddling together vivid moments and letting the accumulated emotion wash throughout the song.
James Yorkston is pleased to announce details of a new single ‘Great Ghosts’. It is released on the 18th August and taken from his forthcoming new album The Cellardyke Recording And Wassailing Society released on the same date through Domino Records.
The accompanying video to Great Ghosts is a stop-motion animation directed by Marry Waterson from the Waterson folk clan.
Shara Worden has announced the follow-up to her 2011 My Brightest Diamond album "All Things Will Unwind". It's called "This Is My Hand", and it's out September 16 on Asthmatic Kitty. Watch the video to the album's opening track, "Pressure", above.
Toronto-based Austra’s Habitat, is a brand-new four-track EP, which is out this week. Watch the Matt Lambertdirected video of the EP's title track using the link above.
The band recently completed US west coast dates with Chvrches after having performed at Coachella and Sasquatch and have upcoming festivals in Canada and Europe including a show at Oval Space in London on 10th July. More North American dates will be announced soon.
Tom Morgan (Domino Publishing) is a songwriter best known for fronting 90s indie pop group Smudge who were once part of the Domino Records family. It was Morgan's song-writing talents that helped co-wrote a number of songs for Boston power pop group The Lemonheads alongside fellow group members Nic Dalton and Evan Dando. These songs appeared on two of their most commercially and critically successful albums 'Come On Feel The Lemonheads' and 'It's A Shame About Ray'.
The latter's now classic title track produced an equally memorable video which you can view in the link above.
Wild Beasts are to release Mecca as the third single from their much applauded album, Present Tense, on August 4th 2014. The accompanying video was directed by Kate Moross, watch it using the link provided above.
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