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 (releeaed 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.
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