Following last year’s re-emergence with Instrumentals in 2015, three of Flying Saucer Attack’s most revered albums - Distance, Further and Chorus are to be re-issued on Domino.
Watch and listen to Distance’s ‘Oceans’ above, and stream Further’s ‘In The Light of Time’ and Chorus’ ‘Feedback Song’ via fsa.space HERE.
David Pearce re-materialised last year with the beautiful Instrumentals 2015 and attracted all manner of attention - as one does when one emerges from self-imposed exile holding a glittering prize. Without warning he became part of the musical landscape once again, heralding a new phase of the project he initiated in the early 1990s. Interviews and retrospective features assessed his importance in the continually unfolding story of British music, referring back to the music contained within these three artifacts, which sound as untainted - even more so, in fact - as they did on their initial release.
There are many that believe the concept of electric folk to have died at some point in the 1970s following the heyday of bands and artists such as Fairport Convention, Roy Harper and John Martyn. These three reissues give the lie to that commonly held misconception. For while Distance, Further and Chorus do not cleave all that faithfully to the folk rock template established by the electrified rovers of that supposed golden age, and incorporate elements absorbed from musics as varied as krautrock, drone and dub, they can be considered in that lineage, with its Arcadian attitude to the unsullied landscapes of Britain and romanticised idea that old traditions may, at some point, produce something fresh and unheard.
Jessy Lanza has announced her latest album. Oh No is out May 13th 2016 via Hyperdub. She recorded the album with Junior Boys' Jeremy Greenspan in Hamilton, Ontario. Find the kaleidoscopic music video for the album track "It Means I Love You" above.
Last year, Lanza released the You Never Show Your Love EP. Her last full-length was 2013's Pull My Hair Back.
Animal Collective have launched a free iOS app, that allows early access to the song ‘Lying in the Grass’ from their forthcoming studio album, Painting With, out Feb 19th on Domino. Download the app from the iTunes App Store HERE.
While listening to the song ‘Lying In The Grass’, the ‘Painting With’ app allows for real-time collaborative painting between two users. Fans can record, submit, and share their creations from the app to Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #PaintingWith. The submissions are displayed in real-time on the Animal Collective website here.
Cate Le Bon has announced her fourth album, ‘Crab Day’, to be released via Turnstile Records.
Cate says of the record: “Crab Day was lovingly formed in the mouth of the Pacific Ocean, as it quietly mocked us with its magnitude, in April of last year . It’s the sound of the accidentally on purpose coming together of the right people at precisely the right time in an environment that furnished and fueled the abandonment we felt effortlessly. It’s a coalition of inescapable feelings and fabricated nonsense, each propping the other up. Crab Day is an old holiday. Crab Day is a new holiday. Crab Day isn’t a holiday at all”
Also, enjoy the trailer above for a forthcoming, ‘Crab Day’ short, directed by visual artist and film-maker Phil Collins.
John Congleton is a Grammy-winning producer who has worked on albums by St. Vincent, Anna Calvi, Swans, the War on Drugs, Explosions in the Sky, Bill Callahan, Lower Dens, Angel Olsen, the Mountain Goats, and dozens of others. (He also used to front the band the Paper Chase.)
Fat Possum will release 'Until the Horror Goes', (artwork above) the debut full-length album from John Congleton and the Nighty Nite. Listen to "Until It Goes" from the album below.
Alex G has shared a new live video of Beach Music album standout, ‘Bug’. Watch the video ABOVE. The new clip was filmed at drummer Scotty’s house in their native Philadelphia, where the band also practice.
Potential is the new album from Brooklyn, NY-based musician James Hinton, aka The Range, out on Domino Records.
The magic of Potential - his first album for Domino, following 2013’s Nonfiction - is as a document of its time. The Range has made an electronic record inspired by Baltimore club, early ‘00s grime and mid ‘00s electronica, but also as a member of the last generation that will remember going online for the first time.
In addition to the forthcoming album Potential, a documentary titled Superimpose, directed by Daniel Kaufman, out this spring, will look at the human stories behind the unknown artists included on the album. As Hinton states, “I am very conscious that these people who I have sampled elevate what I do, just as much as my record brings their work somewhere else.”
The Last Shadow Puppets have announced a new album, Everything You've Come to Expect, the follow-up to their 2008 debut The Age of the Understatement. Arctic Monkeys singer Alex Turner and Miles Kane, who perform together as the band, have reunited with their regular producer, James Ford, and string arranger Owen Pallett. Mini Mansions' Zachary Dawes joins them on bass. The album was recorded at Shangri La Studio in Malibu.
The High Llamas haven’t released an album since 2011’s Talahomi Way, but last year their long-time label Drag City teased that the band was working on a new “musical narrative” project called Here Comes The Rattling Trees.
The album introduces six characters, some real, some less so, whom Sean has encountered over past years in Peckham. Here Come The Rattling Trees was first performed in the Montpelier Theatre pub in Peckham in June 2014, and in October 2014, it played for a week-long run at the Tristan Bates Theatre in Covent Garden, London.
The band have crafted deft musical sketches with the signature "Llamas" sound that has evolved over ten album releases since 1992. A colorful array of electric, acoustic, and synthetic instruments, alongsideSean O'Hagan's gentled vocals, are deployed to transport the listener to the low-key highs and lows of the British working week - an incisive, sympathetic view to the wonders slipped in between the pages and too often passed over in everyday life.
Check out the first track for the new record below.
The last album by Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band, 2014’s Intensity Ghost, featured riff-heavy instrumentals with an eye toward rock history. Their follow-up, The Rarity of Experience is a double album, and as such gives the group room to stretch their already-expansive approach into a wider sonic range (including the addition of vocals in places).
“High Castle Rock,” though, is as classic rock as it gets—a journey of mountain-climbing riffs and guitar-solo momentum that seems to fly by quickly, given that it lasts over 10 minutes. That’s due to the raw energy the band brings to material that could otherwise be rote jamming. In that sense, the tune evokes Television, who were already a pretty strong touchstone on Intensity Ghost; here it sounds like they’re a guiding light. “High Castle Rock” could easily be an outtake from Marquee Moon, or maybe even worthy of inclusion on that classic, had Tom Verlaine come up with a vocal line that didn’t drown in the Solar Motel Band’s sea of winding, intoxicating licks.
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