I know we’ve got some True Blood fans out there, and today you should be excited. “True Blood: Music From the HBO Original Series Vol. 4″ is out now and features music from the shows fifth season. Artist contributions come from Alabama Shakes, Iggy Pop with Bethany Cosentino (Best Coast), My Morning Jacket, The Flaming Lips, and many more.
DOWNLOAD THE FREE ‘OLD WORLD ROMANCE: SELECTS AND OUTTAKES’ EP HERE!
Los Angeles band Sea Wolf have released a free EP ‘Old World Romance: Selects and Outtakes’ in a partnership with Noisetrade and Dangerbird Records. The EP contains 3 previously unreleased B-sides and the songs ‘Old Friend’ and ‘Kasper’ from their latest full length ‘Old World Romance’.
Watch the video for their hit single ‘You’re a Wolf’
Sea Wolf Tour Dates:
05/17/13 – Pomona, CA – Glass House
05/18/13 – Santa Barbara, CA – Soho
05/19/13 – Fresno, CA – Fulton 55
05/20/13 – Santa Cruz, CA – Moe’s Alley
05/21/13 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
05/23/13 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
05/24/13 – The Gorge, WA – Sasquatch Festival
05/25/13 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
05/26/13 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
05/27/13 – Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
05/29/13 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
05/30/13 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
05/31/13 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
06/01/13 – Milwaukee, WI – Mad Planet
06/02/13 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick Lounge
06/03/13 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
06/05/13 – Haddon Heights, NJ – Sundown Music Series
06/06/13 – Albany, NY – Valentine’s
06/07/13 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
06/08/13 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
06/09/13 – Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel
06/10/13 – Virginia Beach, VA – Jewish Mother
06/11/13 – Raleigh, NC – Pour House Music Hall
06/14/13 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Festival (12:15p main stage / 3pm Sonic Stage acoustic)
06/15/13 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon
06/16/13 – Dallas, TX – Dada Dallas
06/17/13 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Jr.
06/19/13 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
06/20/13 – Solana Beach, CA – The Belly Up
06/21/13 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey
San Fermin Announces Debut Self-Titled Album out September 17th on Downtown Records & MapleMusic Recordings
LISTEN TO THE FIRST SINGLE “SONSICK” HERE!
“SONSICK” AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON ITUNES HERE!
Brooklyn musician Ellis Ludwig-Leone, the songwriter and composer behind San Fermin, has announced his signing to Downtown Records and the subsequent release of his self-titled, debut album San Fermin on September 17. Ludwig-Leone, who studied music composition at Yale University, envisioned the album’s concept prior to writing the music or knowing who would perform it. Pulling inspiration from Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, he conceived the album as a dialogue between an earnest, unhappy man and a cynical, elusive woman. Upon Ludwig-Leone’s graduation he traveled to the Canadian Rocky Mountains where he wrote the album over the course of six weeks. “Writing for a group of unknown musicians gave the writing process a kind of operatic scope,” Ludwig-Leone says. On his return he enlisted the help of longtime friend and vocalist Allen Tate as well as female vocalists Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe (Lucius) to give voices to the characters he developed.
A pastiche of post-rock, chamber-pop and contemporary classical composition, San Fermin is strongly influenced by Ludwig-Leone’s unique background in classical music, and the album fittingly features instrumentalists from the likes of Bon Iver, yMusic, and Asphalt Orchestra. A composer of instrumental music as well, Ludwig-Leone recently finished a ballet score for BalletCollective (comprised of New York City Ballet members), to be premiered by ACME at the Joyce Theater this summer, and is currently arranging a piece with Sonic Youth‘s Lee Ranaldo for the Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop. He is an assistant to the composer Nico Muhly.
“Sonsick” is a deliriously infectious summer jam.” -PITCHFORK
SAN FERMIN ALBUM TRACK-LISTING
2. Crueler Kind
3. Lament for V.G.
7. At Sea
9. At Night, True Love
10. The Count
12. In Waiting
13. True Love, Asleep
14. Oh, Darling
15. In The Morning
16. Daedalus (What We Have)
17. Altogether Changed
PURA VIDA CONSPIRACY WILL BE RELEASED ON ATO RECORDS & MAPLEMUSIC RECORDINGS ON JULY 23
Free Download of New Single “Malandrino” available HERE!
The incomparable Gogol Bordello announces additional US tour dates this summer. Following their European run in July, Gogol Bordello has extended their summer tour in North America with a number of additional dates in July and August. Tickets to the fan pre-sale start Wednesday, May 15 at 10:00 am and can be purchased HERE. General venue on-sale tickets are available Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18. See below for full line-up.
Gogol Bordello also revealed the album artwork for their sixth studio album, ”Pura Vida Conspiracy“ due for release July 23 on ATO/Casa Gogol Records and MapleMusic Recordings. The new album marks Gogol Bordello’s first release since 2010′s critically acclaimed “Trans-Continental Hustle.” Produced by Andrew Scheps (Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Mars Volta) and recorded in El Paso, Texas, “Pura Vida Conspiracy” is made up of 12 surging new songs. Rolling Stone discusses the new album HERE.
Additional tour dates: *Canadian dates are bolded
July 21, 2013 – Providence, RI United States – Lupo’s Hearbreak Hotel
July 28, 2013 – Pittsburgh, PA United States – Stage AE- Indoor
July 30, 2013 – Columbus, OH United States – The LC Indoor Pavilion
July 31, 2013 – Urbana, IL United States – Canopy Club
August 2, 2013 – Minneapolis, MN United States – Cabooze Outdoor Plaza
August 7, 2013 – Portland, OR United States – Roseland Theatre
August 8, 2013 – August 9, 2013 – Seattle, WA United States – Neptune
August 12, 2013 – Edmonton, AB Canada – Union Hall
August 13, 2013 – Calgary, AB Canada – Flames Central
August 15, 2013 – Morrison, CO United States – Red Rocks Amphitheatre with Queens of the Stone Age
August 16, 2013 – Omaha, NE United States – Slowdown
August 19, 2013 – August 20, 2013 – Toronto, ON Canada – Danforth Music Hall
Previously announced tour dates:
May 10, 2013 – Coimbra, Portugal – Coimbra Student Festival
May 11, 2013 – Porto, Portugal – Porto Student Festival
May 30, 2013 – Robbins Crossing, OH, United States – Nelsonville Music Festival
May 31, 2013 – St. Louis, MO, United States – The Pageant
June 1, 2013 – Ozark, AR, United States – Wakarusa Music Festival
June 1st, 2013 - June 2, 2013 – Houston, TX, United States – Free Press Summer Festival
June 4, 2013 – Tulsa, OK, United States – Cain’s Ballroom
June 5, 2013 – Memphis, TN, United States – Minglewood Hall
June 7, 2013 – Indianapolis, IN, United States – Egyptian Room @ Old National Centre
June 8, 2013 – Milwaukee, WI, United States – Pabst Theatre
June 9, 2013 – Belle Isle, Detroit MI, United States – Orion Music + More
June 14, 2013 – Donington Park, United Kingdom – Download Festival
June 16, 2013 – Aarhus, Denmark – NorthSide Festival
June 18, 2013 – Warsaw, Poland – Stodola
June 19, 2013 – Wroclaw, Poland – Eter Club
June 21, 2013 - June 23, 2013 – Scheeßel, Germany – Hurricane Festival
June 21, 2013 - June 23, 2013 – Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany – Southside Festival
June 26, 2013 – Borlange, Sweden – Peace & Love
June 28, 2013 – Stord, Norway – Stordfest
June 29, 2013 – Kristiansand, Norway – Ravnefest
June 30, 2013 – Paris, France – Solidays
July 3, 2013 – Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic – Rock For People
July 5, 2013 – St Denis de Gastine, France – Festival Au Foin De La Rue
July 6, 2013 – Saint Prouant, France – Festival Les Feux de l’Eté
July 7, 2013 – Kontich, Belgium – Rock Werchter
July 20, 2013 – Greenfield, MA, United States – Green River Festival
July 25, 2013 – Floyd, VA, United States – FloydFest
July 27, 2013 – Bristow, VA, United States – Jiffy Lube Live w/Dave Matthews Band
August 3, 2013 – Bonner Springs, KS, United States – Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
August 8, 2013 – August 10, 2013 – Squamish, BC, Canada – Squamish Valley Music Festival
September 21, 2013 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Rock in Rio (Brasil)
September 23, 2013 – Porto Alegre, Brazil – Opinião
September 24, 2013 – Curitiba, Brazil – Master Hall
September 25, 2013 – São Paulo, Brazil – HSBC Brasil
Check out the VIP Fan Experience package for Martha Wainwright HERE!
Coming from a family of musical royalty (most notably Kate McGarrigle and brother Rufus Wainwright) Martha has returned to Canada to support her critically acclaimed record ‘Come Home To Mama’ which was released in October of last year. The album was recorded predominately at Sean Lennon’s New York City home and produced by Yuka C. Honda (Cibo Matto, Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon). The record has the passionate angst of her previous efforts, as well as the crafty pop of ‘I Know Your Married But I’ve Got Feelings Too.’
This past February Martha also released ‘Trauma: Chansons de la Serie Tele #04.’ The record was recorded entirely in French and is the emotional backdrop for the hit Radio-Canada television show, Trauma. Filmed in Quebec and created by Fabienne Larouche, Trauma transports the viewers into the lives of those who work in the Trauma Hospital Saint-Arsene. Fans can expect to hear songs from both releases during this tour.
This new tour has Martha partaking in Fan Experience. Fan Experience is a VIP ticket package and ticket pre-sale provider that works with a wide range of artists to offer fans a premium ticket combined with unique encounters with their favourite musicians. The Martha “experience” includes one reserved ticket in the first 5 rows, or one general admission ticket with VIP early entry, a post show meet-and-greet with a photo-op, a Trauma digital download, and an exclusive 7-inch vinyl and tour laminate. More dates and packages will be announced over the coming weeks.
Martha Wainwright Canadian Tour Dates 2013/2014
*Fan Experience shows are bolded
Jul 4 – Montréal, QC – Théâtre Maisonneuve (Montreal Jazz Fest)
Jul 27/28 – Guelph, ON – Hillside Festival
Oct 16 – Gatineau, QC – Salle Jean-Despréz
Oct 17 – Ottawa, ON – National Arts Centre- Studio Hall
Oct 19 – Meaford, ON – Meaford Arts and Cultural Centre
Oct 23 – Mont-Laurier, QC – L’Auditorium de la Polyvalente St-Joseph
Oct 24 – Saint-Therese, Église Sacré-Coeur
Oct 25 – Châteauguay, QC – Pavillon de l’île
Oct 27- Saint-Jérôme, QC – Salle Antony-Lessard
Nov 4 – Whitehorse, YK – Oddfellows Ballroom
Nov 5 – Dawson City, YK – Klondike Institute of the Arts
Nov 13 – Victoriaville, QC – Pavillon Arthabaska
Nov 14 – L’Assomption,QC – Théâtre Hector-Charland
Nov 15 – Beloeil, QC- Centre Culturel de Beloeil
Nov 16 – Sainte-Geneviève,QC – Salle Pauline-Julien
Nov 20 – Sherbrooke, QC – Centennial Theatre Université de Bishop
Nov 21- Trois-Rivières, QC- Salle Anaïs-Allard-Rousseau
Nov 22- Quebec City,QC- Palais Montcalm
Feb 7 – Saint-Hyacinthe, QC – L’Espace RONA
Feb 8 – Montmagny, QC – Salle Edwin-Bélanger
Feb 28 – Alma, QC – Salle Michel Côté
Mar 1 – Shawinigan, QC – Salle Philippe-Filion
Mar 4 – Waterloo, QC – Maison de la Culture de Waterloo
Mar 6 – Drummondville, QC – Centre Culturel de Drummondville
Mar 7 – Laval,QC – Maison de arts de Laval
For the free stream / download of their single ‘Dreams of Cannibalism’ click HERE!
Portland, Oregon’s Typhoon – one of the most talked about new bands – is proud to announce the August 20th release of their new album ‘White Lighter‘ on MapleMusic Recordings and Roll Call Records.
‘White Lighter’ is the follow up to the bands acclaimed EP ‘A New Kind Of House’ that caught the attention of countless music critics and listeners for what NPR’s Bob Boilen calls “absolutely stunning” and “so beautiful, it make’s me want to follow every single thing Typhoon does.”
Recorded at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon, Typhoon isolated themselves from outside distractions to arrange and record this collection of songs with an impressive emphasis on storytelling and melody.
“On the farm, we were living inside the record” says songwriter Morton. “I had one place in the woods where I would write and rewrite one song, and a different place for working another. The whole thing was laid out spatially over so many acres. I built a small fort in the wood barn where I kept my books and guitar. Slept a couple feet away from the recording desk. When it was cold, we built wood fires, when it was warm we went swimming down the road. Friends came and went, sometimes recording with us.”
Produced by the band along with their in-house engineer Paul Laxer, Typhoon created a dynamic recording – full of horns, strings and group vocal crescendos – that will establish the band as an immensely creative force.
An inspiring hybrid of literate lyrics and wide ranging pop music – new songs such as first single “Young Fathers,” “Possible Deaths,” “Prosthetic Love” and “Hunger And Thirst” – take listeners on a journey through the experience of having it all, fighting to keep the dream and accepting your fate.
“There are several layers to this new record” says Morton. ”It’s definitely the most autobiographical record I’ve ever done. I’m also trying to reconstitute disparate experiences into something like a meaningful sequence in the pale light of truth.”
Along with Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Alternative Press and more, Paste Magazine raves “Music critics throw around adjectives like ‘orchestral’ and ‘expansive’ all the time these days. But here’s a band that actually deserves such labels. Portland’s Typhoon is an indie rock geek’s dream: a dynamic 12-piece with a seemingly unending reservoir of energy, emotive vocals, arpeggiated guitars, horns, multiple drum kits and strings … Ladies and gentlemen, meet your new critical darlings.”
Typhoon spent most of 2011 on the road – sharing the stage with The Decemberists, The Shins & Explosions In The Sky and performing at festivals such as Lollapalooza, Osheaga and the Newport Folk Festival – winning over concertgoers with what KEXP calls an “awe inspiring” live show.
Already confirmed for this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival, Typhoon will set out on a US headlining tour this fall. Stay tuned for more news!
Songwriter Kyle Morton caught up with The Wall Street Journal to talk about the new record, to have a read – click HERE.
Dangerbird Records and MapleMusic Recordings are proud to announce the release of Royal Teeth‘s highly-anticipated debut full-length album “Glow” on August 13th. Recorded this winter in Toronto with producer Gavin Brown (Metric), the band entered the studio focused and ready to showcase the energy and spirited joy of the live shows that have drawn audiences to the band all around the country. The follow-up to their widely acclaimed debut EP, Glow is an engaging collection of indie-pop tracks that celebrate the band’s thirst for exploration and youthful adventures into the unknown, themes first explored in the band’s infectious breakout single “Wild.”
The band’s debut EP, “Act Naturally”, gained rapid traction in early 2012 launching Royal Teeth into the spotlight as “Wild” found its way into a Buick Verano Commercial, in addition to several other major network placements, and the soundtrack to EA Sports’ top selling video game, FIFA 13. “Wild” has inspired sing-a-longs via radio as well, connecting with new fans through airplay on SiriusXM’s AltNation and influential Alternative radio stations like CHHR Vancouver, CILV Ottawa, KNDD Seattle, KTCL Denver, WROX Norfolk, WWCD Columbus, KRBZ Kansas City, and CFJB Barrie.
Royal Teeth’s six members come from three cities across Southern Louisiana, a state known for its colossal musical output over the centuries. Now residing in New Orleans, their beat-centric sound is a technicolor addition to the legacy of Louisiana. After performances at CMJ, SXSW, Austin City Limits, Voodoo, and Jazzfest , the band made their television debut on Last Call with Carson Daly.
Click HERE to watch the band perform “Wild.”
Royal Teeth will be hitting the road with this summer including stops in Toronto, NYC, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, Boston, Los Angeles, and more! See below for tour dates.
Royal Teeth North American Tour Dates – Canadian dates are bolded:
May 10 – New York, NY @ Downtown Music Festival, Pianos
May 11 – Albany, NY @ WEQX Tulip Fest
May 23 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre
May 31 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
June 1 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
June 3 – Detroit, IL @ Pike Room
June 5 – Toronto, ON @ Drake Hotel
June 7 – Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall – Studio Stage
June 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ WRFF 104.5 Summer Block Party
June 11 – Boston, MA @ T.T. the Bear’s
June 12 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met
June 14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
June 17 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade
June 18 – Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
June 19 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
June 21 – Dallas, TX @ Cambridge Room, House of Blues
June 22 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues Bronze Peacock
June 24 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
June 25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
June 27 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
June 28 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater
June 29 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
July 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubador
July 3 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
July 13 – Frederick, MD @ Carroll Creek Amphitheatre
MapleMusic Recordings Welcomes Bo Keeney to the Family with the Release of His Debut EP ‘Don’t You Worry’
’DON’T YOU WORRY’ OUT EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH ITUNES ON MAY 21
AND EVERYWHERE ELSE ON MAY 28
LISTEN TO THE TITLE TRACK ‘DON’T YOU WORRY’ HERE!
‘Don’t You Worry’ is the stunning debut EP from 23 year old newcomer Bo Keeney, based out of the UK. The tunes meld alt soul and contemporary blues with smatterings of drum’n'bass while his honeyed vocals call to mind a young Stevie Wonder. To further compliment his unique sound on the EP, there are two inspired remixes from regular Skream/Magnetic Man collaborator Sam Frank and the much lauded South London art collective Breton.
Bo, named after his parents favourite guitarist, is a multi instrumentalist and music obsessive who grew up in Southern California and got his first introduction to music when his father took him down to see his mother’s band play at age four. His mother was a hair stylist by day, and a guitarist by night who hung out with the likes of Kiss, Van Halen and Guns ‘n’ Roses (her voice can be heard peforming backing vocal duties on ‘Don’t You Worry’).
When he turned eleven the family relocated from San Diego to Winchester in England. Soon after, Bo wrote his first song and then saved up his lunch money, bought a guitar and taught himself to play. He became fascinated with instruments and went on to learn the bass, the guitar and piano by sneaking into the music room at school and practicing on his own for hours.
Aged sixteen Bo entered the British Academy of Songwriters and Composers under 18′s competition. Rather than sending in the standard one song – he sent an album’s worth of self-recorded material and he won. Bo went on to co-write with Grammy winning songwriter Jimmy Hogarth who would eventually offer him a publishing deal.
With his advance, Bo rented a shipping container in Winchester, turned it into a studio and recorded his EP in near isolation. The resulting songs are written, arranged and produced by Bo.
Don’t You Worry – Tracklisting
1. Don’t You Worry
4. Don’t You Worry *Breton Labs Remix*
5. Don’t You Worry *Sam Frank Remix*
Gogol Bordello Set to Release New Album ‘Pura Vida Conspiracy’ July 23rd on ATO Records & Maplemusic Recordings
Internationally renowned gypsy punk rock group Gogol Bordello return with their sixth full-length album Pura Vida Conspiracy via ATO Records and MapleMusic Recordings on July 23. Produced by Andrew Sheps, the new album was recorded in El Paso, Texas at Sonic Ranch Studios and is a powerful collection of 12 surging new songs. In celebration of May Day, an ancient public holiday known for raucous celebrations, Gogol Bordello offer up a stream of their rebellious new song “Malandrino” to get the party started.
LISTEN TO MALANDRINO HERE!
The album’s title is derived from a Spanish slang phrase for “pure life,” which is a theme that resonates throughout the new material. The disc’s opener, “We Rise Again,” introduces the album’s limitless, all-embracing themes instantly, centered on a chorus of “Borders are scars on face of the planet.” The new songs are infused with ideas rooted in Eastern philosophy but also search for a means of joining fragmented parts and persons, and of creating a worldwide consciousness.
“For me music is a way to explore human potential,” Hutz says. “And that’s my main interest in life – human potential. Everyone knows there’s something inside of us that we’re not using. How do we get it? How do we reach it? Every single person knows that there’s something and nobody knows what it is. So at one point I said to myself, I’m gonna get down and get it.”
Gogol Bordello has spent the last decade getting down with that energy through their meteoric live shows and has earned a solid reputation as “the hottest global touring act to come out of New York (Billboard)” and “the world’s most riotous live band (Rolling Stone).” Their wildly energetic live shows are celebrated by fans worldwide and have brought them to nearly every corner of the globe and to the main stage of festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Roskilde, Rock am Ring, Reading and Leeds to name just a few. In addition, Gogol Bordello’s recordings have earned them critical acclaim worldwide and have attracted some of the most respected collaborators and producers including 2005′s Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike, produced by indie legend Steve Albini, 2007′s SUPER TARANTA! (produced by Victor Van Vugt) and declared by music critic Robert Christgau as “the best rock album of the decade. Period.” and 2010′s Trans-Continental Hustle produced by Rick Rubin.
Gogol Bordello will return to the US in May for select dates on their first club tour since May 2012 and will be performing at major music festivals around the globe this summer.
The Toronto Urban Roots Fest has announced the lineup and it’s jam-packed with MapleMusic Recordings and Fontana North artists including: The Joel Plaskett Emergency, Flogging Molly, The Lowest of The Low, Skydiggers, The Cat Empire, and The Wooden Sky. The festival, held July 4th to 7th at the Fort York: Garrison Common. Full lineup listed below.
A brand new summer festival is setting out to re-affirm that Toronto is a mecca for live music. This week, pre-eminent concert promoters Collective Concerts in conjunction with Eggplant, Funtime and NOW Magazine, unveiled the complete line-up for a brand new multi-day outdoor festival happening in the heart of downtown Toronto.
The Toronto Urban Roots Fest, dubbed “TURF”, runs from July 4 through 7, 2013. It marks the return of an outdoor multi-day roots festival to downtown Toronto, for the first time since 1995 – which, incidentally, was the last year that the Mariposa Folk Festival was held in Toronto. TURF’s creative director and founder, Jeff Cohen – co-owner of the Horseshoe Tavern, Lee’s Palace, The Collective, and Toronto Island Concerts, was also the Artistic Director of Mariposa way back in 1995.
Regular multi four day tickets are on sale now for $150 and multi four day VIP tickets are priced at $350. Earlybird single day tickets are priced daily and range between $40 and $60 dollars. Earlybird single day VIP tickets range between $140 to $160 dollars and are on sale now for a limited time. All tickets are sold all-in, with no added fees or ticket surcharges. Tickets can be purchased online at TICKETFLY.com or in person at Soundscapes, Rotate This, or the H-Shoe Tavern front bar.
The festival will financially benefit both the City of Toronto and the Fort York Museum.
TURF: COMPLETE LINE-UP
THURSDAY, JULY 4 (gates 5 p.m.)
She & Him
The Joel Plaskett Emergency
The Barr Brothers
FRIDAY, JULY 5 (gates 5 p.m.)
Fitz & The Tantrums
Justin Townes Earle
SATURDAY, JULY 6 (gates 11 a.m.)
The Hold Steady
The Lowest of The Low
Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls
The Felice Brothers
Larry & His Flask
SUNDAY, JULY 7 (gates 11 a.m.)
Belle & Sebastian
The Cat Empire
Yo La Tengo
Alejandro Escovedo & The Sensitive Boys
Kurt Vile & The Violators
The Wooden Sky
An adventurous, 13-track collection of new songs – and the band’s first LP in five years – More Light was written by Bobby Gillespie and Andrew Innes and produced by David Holmes. It features guest appearances from Robert Plant, Kevin Shields, The Pop Group’s Mark Stewart and Jason Faulkner.
Standout tracks include ‘Elimination Blues’ – with vocals from Robert Plant – ‘River of Pain’, the caustic call-to-arms of ‘Culturecide’ – where Mark Stewart guests on the chorus – as well as ‘Invisible City’ and the classic ‘It’s Alright, It’s OK.’
Bobby Gillespie says: “I wanted to convey coming out of a dark time and into a good one…We always knew it wasn’t going to be a straight ahead, balls to the wall, high energy rock ‘n’ roll, two guitars, bass and drum record. It’s sophisticated, layered, cinematic and orchestral; obviously working with Holmes we were hoping to make a record more in keeping with that vision.”
‘More Light’ was recorded at Das Bunker, London and Vox Studios, LA and mixed by Rich Costey at Eldorado Recording Studios in LA, with the album sleeve designed by 2005 Turner Prize nominee Jim Lambie. It’s the follow-up to 2008′s ‘Beautiful Future’.
Primal Scream are: Bobby Gillespie, Andrew Innes, Martin Duffy, Darrin Mooney, Barrie Cadogan and Simone Butler.
Tracklist for ‘More Light’:
2. ‘River of Pain’
4. ‘Hit Void’
5. ‘Tenement Kid’
6. ‘Invisible City’
7. ‘Goodbye Johnny’
9. ‘Elimination Blues’
10. ‘Turn Each Other Inside Out’
12. ‘Walking With the Beast’
13. ‘It’s Alright, It’s OK’
2. River of Pain
4. Hit Void
5. Tenement Kid
6. Invisible City
7. Goodbye Johnny
9. Elimination Blues
10. Turn Each Other Inside Out
12. Walking With the Beast
13. It’s Alright, It’s OK
14. Nothing Is Real / Nothing Is Unreal (Bonus Track)
15. Requiem for the Russian Tea Rooms (Bonus Track)
16. Running Out of Time (Bonus Track)
17. Worm Tamer (Bonus Track)
18. Theme From More Light (Bonus Track)
19. 2013 (Weatherall Remix) (Bonus Track)
Holiday is OUT NOW on MapleMusic Recordings and Downtown Records
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE!
Port St. Willow’s Holiday is an expansive yet personal record that was quietly self-released in early 2012, creeping its way into the ears and hearts of listeners.
One of those people was ambient mastermind Brian Eno, who waxed poetic about the band in a recent interview with Mother Jones.
“I just heard a record last month by Port St. Willow…which I became completely entranced by,” he said. “I just thought how amazing that somebody could take the same few chords, pretty much the same sorts of sounds – it’s quite hard to tell what is original about it, but I just know I’ve never heard it before. It’s such a fabulous record.” Downtown Records agreed with Eno to such an extent that they’ve signed Port St. Willow and will be reissuing Holiday on vinyl, CD and through digital outlets in order to make it available to a wide audience for the first time.
The solo project of Nicholas Principe, Port St. Willow began in 2009 following a period of cross-country moves. The act’s songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer,Principe eventually settled down in Portland, OR where he released the project’s first EP, Even//Wasteland, in the fall of 2010.
Recorded over the course of a year in Principe’s Oregon studio, Holiday delivers on the artistic ambition of that initial material. It’s an emotionally-charged meditation on family and self – an exploration of new and old homes seen through the lens of a memory softened by distance and time. The new addition to the reissue, “Soft Light Rush” is both a self-contained world and companion piece for the album.
“It felt somewhat as though it were a process of building different rooms in the same house which I could go spend time in and keep myself sane,” explains Principe about the new material. “Where Holiday plays as an awakening, “Soft Light Rush” is an acknowledgment of change, transition and the wading through these things together.”
Holiday Track Listing:
Two Five Five Two
On Your Side
Five Five Two Five
Put The Armor On The Mantle
Soft Light Rush [New 25-minute Bonus Suite]