Cold War Kids follow up this year’s killer comeback “Dear Miss Lonelyhearts” with the “Tuxedos” EP. Featuring two previously unreleased songs ”Romance Languages #2″ and “Pine St.”, a pair of covers, and two tracks from Lonelyhearts. The band continue their North American tour now through November, see dates here. Brooklyn’s San Fermin traveled to the mountainous border between Alberta and British Columbia to record their debut self-titled record. Ellis Ludwig-Leone blends classical composition with post-rock and chamber pop on the 17 tracks who’s public debut began with the infectious single “Sonsick” on Stereogum. Butch Walker makes his MMR debut with the “Peachtree Battle” EP which he has dedicated to his late father. Out now on iTunes, the EP will be available on CD and vinyl 10/22. Toronto sweetheart Royal Wood debuted his new single “Forever and Ever” in the trailer for Massey Hall & Roy Thompson Hall’s 2013/2014 concert season, watch below.
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WATCH THEIR NEW VIDEO ‘WATER AND POWER’ HERE!
ORDER THEIR ALBUM ‘DEAR MISS LONELYHEARTS’ VIA ITUNES HERE!
Cold War Kids announce the release of ‘Tuxedos’, a digital EP available September 17th through Downtown Records and MapleMusic Recordings. The six-song collection includes two previously unreleased tracks, “Romance Languages #2” and “Pine St.”, as well as covers “Aeon” (Antony and the Johnsons) and “You Don’t Come Through” (The Band). ‘Tuxedos’ also features the self-titled original album track and an alternative version of “Bottled Affection” from their April 2nd release, Dear Miss Lonelyhearts.
Cold War Kids kick off their headline tour on Thursday, August 15th at San Diego’s House of Blues and will continue on the road through November 6th at St. Lake City’s The Depot. The run will include shows at Stubb’s Amphitheatre in Austin, TX, The Wiltern in Los Angeles and the Sonic Boom Festival in Edmonton.
“Fits and starts of brilliance on the first three records, Cold War Kids have hit their stride and locked into a very intense groove for the fourth,” says Esquire Magazine. NME adds, “(Dear Miss Lonelyhearts) has gone back to the sort of idiosyncratic weirdness that made us fall for them in the first place.” Relix states, “There’s a natural flow to the songs on this disc … a complexly drawn collection. And that blues sensibility you always liked best about them is happily still there.”
3) Bottled Affected (Cathedral Version)
4) Romance Languages #2
5) Pine St.
6) You Don’t Come Through
Cold War Kids Tour Dates – Canadian dates are bolded
August 15 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues *
August 16 – Las Vegas, NV – Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas *
August 17 – Denver, CO – Cultivate Festival
August 18 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre *
August 19 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre *
August 21 – Tulsa, Oklahoma – Cain’s Ballroom *
August 22 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Amphitheater *
August 23 – Dallas, TX – South Side Music Hall *
August 24 – Columbus, OH – CD 102.5 Summerfest
August 31 – Edmonton, AB – Sonic Boom
September 1 – Calgary, AB – X-Fest
September 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern *
September 21 – Flagstaff, AZ – The Orpheum Theatre *
September 22 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre *
September 26 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue *
September 27 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall *
September 28 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall*
September 29 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue *
October 18 – Boston, MA – House of Blues *
October 19 – Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
October 21 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
October 22 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 *
October 24 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
October 26 – Richmond, VA – The National *
October 29 – Charlottesville, VA – The Jefferson Theatre
October 30 – Athens, GA – 40 Watt
October 31 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
November 1 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
November 2 – Chicago, IL – The Vic
November 4 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
November 5 – Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
November 6 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
* with Papa
Following their breakout 2012 “Act Naturally” EP with the infectious single “Wild”, Royal Teeth have released “Glow”. An engaging collection of indie-pop tracks, “Glow” celebrates the band’s thirst for exploration and youthful adventures into the unknown. Recorded this past winter in Toronto with producer Gavin Brown (Metric) Royal Teeth 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. See Royal Teeth live in late August and September supporting Said The Whale and Rusted Root in the US.
Watch the video for “Wild” here:
Stream Their First Single ‘Mr. Quiche’ HERE
Watch The Official Video For ‘Mr. Quiche’ HERE
Critically acclaimed LA-based band Wildcat! Wildcat! are set to release their highly anticipated, self-titled debut EP September 10 on Downtown Records and MapleMusic Recordings. The band garnered critical praise for their previously released sold-out limited addition 7″ on the taste-making label Neon Gold Records, including early support from BBC Radio 1 in the U.K. TIME raves, “I love the staccato electronic rock, I love the frantic opening measures, I love the fleeting falsetto in the background,” while NYLON furthers,”Undoubtedly one of the best tracks we’ve heard all year…these guys certainly have more in store for 2013.” To celebrate the release, the band will embark on a North American tour starting in September.
The new EP was written and produced by the band in their home studios over the course of the last year and a half. Of the songs Jesse Carmichael (vocals, drums) notes, “Some came quicker than others but all of them provided us the time to try out different processes of collaboration and understand how and why we make the kind of music that we make together.”
Wildcat! Wildcat! is Jesse Taylor (vocals, bass), Michael Wilson (vocals, keys) and Carmichael. The trio played together in various incarnations before officially forming Wildcat! Wildcat! in 2012. The band has toured extensively including SXSW, a sold out west coast headlining run and major U.S. support slots with Alt-J and Portugal. The Man.
WILDCAT! WILDCAT! TRACK LISTING
1. The Chief
2. Garden Grays
3. Mr. Quiche
4. Please & Thank You
Wildcat! Wildcat! Tour Dates – Canadian dates are bolded.
Sept. 18 – Minneapolis, MB – Triple Rock
Sept. 19 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
Sept. 20 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick Lounge
Sept. 21 – Toronto, ON – Wrong Bar
Sept. 24 – Washington, DC – DC9
Sept. 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
Sept. 26 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands Gallery
Sept. 28 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
Sept. 29 – Boston, MA – Great Scott
Oct. 3 – Nashville, TN – High Watt
Oct. 4 – Mufreesboro, TN – Earmilk Festival
Pre-Order Their Album ‘Essential Tremors’ HERE
Watch The Brand New “Heavy Bells” Live Teaser HERE
The third album from J. Roddy Walston & The Business, ‘Essential Tremors‘ borrows its name from a nervous-system disorder that’s long plagued the band’s frontman. “It’s this condition where my hands shake, sometimes not at all, but sometimes pretty bad,” says singer/pianist/guitarist Walston. “I’ve referenced it throughout all our records in some way, but it made sense to be more open about it on this album, which is partly about owning and embracing your weirdness instead of letting it hold you captive because you don’t even want to talk about it.”
For J. Roddy Walston & The Business, who formed in 2002 in Walston’s hometown of Cleveland, Tennessee, embracing weirdness means a mumble-out-loud celebration of that great and terrible burden of being human. Forcing the oft-clashing worlds of art and rock-and-roll to make nice, the band (including guitarist/vocalist Billy Gordon, bassist/vocalist Logan Davis, and drummer Steve Colmus) deals in a scrappy yet sublime sound that honours both their Southern roots and punk spirit. On ‘Essential Tremors’ J. Roddy Walston & The Business builds off that formula with a mix of heavy hooks and elegant melodies revealing their affinity for artists as disparate as Led Zeppelin, pre-disco-era Bee Gees, The Replacements, Randy Newman, and the Southern soul outfits that once populated the Stax Records label.
Co-produced by Matt Wignall (Delta Spirit, Cold War Kids) and Grammy-winning producer/engineer Mark Neill (The Black Keys) at Neill’s own Soil of the South Studios (a Valdosta, Georgia-based facility where J. Roddy Walston & The Business were the first to ever record), the follow-up to 2010′s much-acclaimed self-titled sophomore album also finds the band crafting lyrics that ultimately serve as a secret language to the initiated listener.
“It seems like most bands write for either the animal side of people or for the side that’s more in tune with the spirit or even just the psyche, but we tend to just smash all those things together,” says Walston. “It’s like we’re writing religious songs for the animal side. We’ve got songs that feel like party songs but if you look at it closer, it’s something more cerebral. So for the people who want to dig in and connect all the weird crosswires, the song can turn into something else.” And because J. Roddy Walston & The Business is practiced in the art of subversion, he adds, “these are songs you can get away with listening to around ‘the straights.’ The danger is in what lies behind the codes and the prose, and how gently they unravel once you’ve digested them.”
Endlessly shifting from snarling and stompy to warm and soulful-and often encompassing all of the above within the same note, ’Essential Tremors’ opens with “Heavy Bells,” a powerhouse lead single that starts out breezy then gives way to a blistering chorus that threatens to rip Walston’s sweetly ragged vocals right open. The album amps up that brutal energy on songs like “Hard Times” (an epic anthem built on a mercilessly driving bassline) and “Sweat Shock” (a track that comes off like dance-floor war cry for Native American metalheads), while “Marigold” keeps it blissfully catchy and “Black Light” offers a glammed-up bedroom boogie that could be the soundtrack to a metaphysical seduction scene. Even when turning tender (such as on the heart-on-sleeve serenade “Boys Can Never Tell,” the harmony-soaked “Nobody Knows,” and the album-closing stunner “Midnight Cry”), Essential Tremors burns with a raw passion that’s nothing short of glorious.
Releasing their debut EP ‘Here Comes Trouble’ in 2002, J. Roddy Walston & The Business relocated to Baltimore in 2004 after Walston’s then-girlfriend (and now wife) began studying opera at the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Along with putting out their first full-length album (2007′s Hail Mega Boys), the band devoted the next few years to earning a reputation as an incendiary live act that devotees aptly liken to “AC/DC fronted by Jerry Lee Lewis.” Along with touring with the likes of The Black Keys, Lucero and the Lumineers, J. Roddy Walston & The Business have brought their joyfully chaotic performance to such festivals as Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and Bonnaroo.
Melting all manner of stereotypes into an as-yet-unnamed breed of New American, each performance finds hipsters hugging Teamsters and sweating till it hurts, and art-school cynics and metalheads screaming out every lyric in some gorgeously desperate attempt to connect. There seems to be a competition between the band and the crowd as to who will give more each night. To attempt that connection for yourself, check out the band on their upcoming fall tour; all dates are listed below.
Tour Dates – Canadian dates are bolded
8/10/13-Davis, WV-Canaan Valley Resort
8/11/13-Wilmington, DE-World Café Live at the Queen
8/17/13- Portsmouth, NH- Redhook Ale Brewery
9/5/13-Cleveland, OH-Beachland Ballroom and Tavern
9/7/13-St Louis, MO-Loufest
9/9/13-Minneapolis, MN-7th Street Entry
9/10/13-Milwaukee, WI-Club Garibaldi’s
9/11/13-Madison, WI-High Noon Saloon
9/12/13-Chicago, IL-Double Door
9/14/13-Cincinnati, OH- PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
9.20/13- Baltimore, MD- Rams Head Live
9/24/13- Pittsburgh, PA- Club Cafe
9/25/13-Louisville, KY- Waterfront Park
9/28/13- Kansas City, MO- Czar Bar
9/30/13-Denver, CO- Hi-Dive
10/1/13- Salt Lake City, UT- The State Room
10/3/13- Portland, OR- Mississippi Studios
10/5/13- Vancouver, BC, Canada- Biltmore Cabaret
10/7/13- Seattle, WA- Tractor Tavern
10/10/13- San Francisco, CA- The Independent
10/11/13- Los Angeles, CA- Troubadour
10/12/12- San Luis Obispo, CA- SLO Brewing Company
10/13/13- San Diego, CA- Soda Bar
10/15/13- Phoenix, AZ- Crescent Ballroom
10/18/13- Austin, TX- Stubbs Jr.
10/19/13- Dallas, TX, INDEX Festival
10/21/13- New Orleans, LA- One Eyed Jacks
10/23/13-Birmingham, AL- Bottle Tree
10/24/13- Atlanta, GA- Terminal West
10/25/13- Athens, GA- Georgia Theatre
10/26/13- Nashville, TN- Exit In
10/28/13- Charleston, SC- The Pour House
10/29/13-Raleigh, NC- Kings Barcade
10/31/13- Richmond, VA- Strange Matter
11/2/13- New York, NY- Bowery Ballroom
11/4/13- Boston, MA- Great Scott’s
11/6/13- Philadelphia, PA- Theatre of the Living Arts
11/7/13- Washington, DC- 9:30 Club
Gogol Bordello, have captured their wild energy as “the world’s most riotus live band” on “Pura Vida Conspiracy”. The gypsy punk band will continue their touring rampage in support of the record including 5 dates throughout Canada in August with more dates being announced soon. Watch lead single “Lost Innocent World” performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Out now on MMR via ATO Records.
Gogol Bordello “Pura Vida Conspiracy”
LISTEN TO THE PHASEONE REMIX OF THEIR FIRST SINGLE ‘SONSICK’ HERE
WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR ‘SONSICK’ HERE
Brooklyn’s San Fermin, led by songwriter and composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone, has announced a large string of live dates in support of their debut self-titled album – out September 17th on Downtown Records and MapleMusic Recordings. Starting with a spot at the Hopscotch Music Festival on September 7th in Raleigh, NC and making their across the continent to Vancouver, BC, San Fermin will be performing their beautiful take on chamber-pop all across North America.
Their sound, molded and influenced by Ludwig-Leone’s unique background in classical music, presents a unique pastiche of post-rock, chamber-pop, vocal harmony and classical orchestration into an amazing live show based around an eight-piece band of top-rate musicians.
In anticipation of these dates, Brooklyn producer Phaseone has remixed San Fermin’s first single “Sonsick”. The new remix is a complete makeover of the Pitchfork described “deliriously infectious summer jam,” delving into the white noise of the composition to create a hauntingly beautiful (and hip-hop nodding) rendition of the track.
“It just shook me and I loved it and I just flipped over it … A band I think you want to keep an eye on … I love them.” - NPR, ALL SONGS CONSIDERED (Bob Boilen)
SAN FERMIN LIVE DATES * Canadian dates are bolded
9/7 – Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival
9/20 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
9/25 – Montreal, QC – Pop Montreal Festival
9/27 – Cincinnati, OH – MidPoint Music Festival
9/28 – Champaign, IL – Pygmalion Music Festival
9/30 – Chicago, IL – Hideout
10/1 – Minneapolis, MN – Bryant Lake Bowl
10/3 – Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox
10/4 – Toronto, CA – The Drake
10/13 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
10/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Echo
10/16 – San Francisco, CA – Cafe Du Nord
10/18 – Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
10/19 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
10/20 – Vancouver, BC – The Media Club
10/24 – Washington, DC – DC9
10/25 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
10/27 – Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre
Typhoon Premiers New Single ‘Young Fathers’ Band Announces North American Headlining Tour New Album ‘White Lighter’ Out August 20th
Listen To “Young Fathers” HERE
Get “Young Fathers” Available On iTunes HERE
Watch Their New Video “Dreams Of Cannibalism” HERE
Typhoon is excited to premiere the first single “Young Fathers” from their anticipated new album “White Lighter.”
“White Lighter” – out August 20th – is the follow up to the band’s EP A New Kind Of House that caught the attention of countless music critics and listeners for its inspiring hybrid of literate lyrics and wide ranging pop music.
Typhoon will head out on a North America headlining tour beginning September 5th in their hometown of Portland, OR. This six-week tour will include performances at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Pop Montreal and Music Fest NW, along with stops in New York, Los Angeles and Vancouver. Tour dates below.
What makes these songs so great is the sense of borrowed time and urgency. A series of events suffered from a bug bite - failed organs, life spared thanks to modern medicine and a kidney given to him by his father - Kyle Morton, the band’s lead singer and songwriter, channeled his emotions into songwriting to create this big-hearted sound that bursts with a raw emotion and energy. The end result is a remarkably powerful and beautiful collection of songs.
“When we started working on White Lighter, I had reason to believe that it would be the last thing I ever did,” says Kyle. “It is now six months since we finished. I’m still here and there’s still work to be done.”
Typhoon Tour Dates (more to be announced) *Cdn dates are bolded:
September 5-6 Music Fest NW Portland, OR
September 9 The Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, BC
September 10 The Crocodile Café Seattle, WA
September 12 El Korah Shrine Boise, ID
September 13 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
September 14 Hi-Dive Denver, CO
September 16 The Waiting Room Omaha, NE
September 17 The Old Rock House St. Louis, MO
September 19 Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
September 20 Schubas Chicago, IL
September 21 Beachland Tavern Cleveland, OH
September 22 Wexner Center Columbus, OH
September 25 Pop! Montreal Montreal, QC
September 26 Higher Ground South Burlington, VT
September 27 The Iron Horse Northampton, MA
September 28 Littlefield Brooklyn, NY
September 29 Brighton Music Hall Boston, MA
September 30 Le Poisson Rouge New York, NY
October 1 Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, PA
October 2 The Rock ‘n Roll Hotel Washington, DC
October 6 & 13 Austin City Limits Festival Austin, TX
October 17 The Satellite Los Angeles, CA
October 18 The Independent San Francisco, CA
October 19 WOW Hall Eugene, OR
“Dreams of Cannibalism” comes from the band’s upcoming album White Lighter out August 20th on Roll Call Records and MapleMusic Recordings.
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 it’s inspiring hybrid of literate lyrics and wide ranging pop music.
Recorded by the band in the isolation of Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon, Typhoon freed themselves from outside distractions to arrange and record this album full of horns, strings and group vocal crescendos. Ultimately creating an impressive collection that will establish this 12-piece collective as an immensely creative force.
Already confirmed for this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival, Pop Montreal and Music Fest NW, Typhoon will set out on a US headlining tour this fall. Tour to be announced shortly.
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.
Stereophonics Return To North America With Their Chart Topping UK Album ‘Graffiti On The Train’ Which Will Be Released August 20th
North American Tour Kicks Off This September
One of the most durable and consistently successful bands ever to come out of the U.K. band scene, Stereophonics return to North America August 20th with the release of their chart topping U.K. album ‘Graffiti on the Train‘; their eighth studio album, out on MapleMusic Recordings and their own Stylus Records.
Released earlier this year in the U.K., ‘Graffiti on the Train’ entered the U.K. charts at number 3 and has remained in the Top 20 ever since. Affirming that this is their best album in a decade, the album has quickly gone gold and is well on its way to platinum status.
Written by lead vocalist and guitarist Kelly Jones and produced by Kelly Jones and Jim Lowe, ‘Graffiti on the Train’ is the final piece in the puzzle for a newly refined and cinematic Stereophonics, a band that has London’s Sunday Times calling this album their “least conventional yet”, praising its “newfound lightness of touch” and confirming “The album contains Jones’s best work of his career.”
A storyteller first and foremost Kelly Jones unravels storylines and sketches characters with poetic finesse – inspired by the screenplay he has been working on of the same name, ‘Graffiti On The Train’ is a fascinating, filmic LP unlike anything the group have attempted in the past. Loosely telling the story of two friends who flee the country after a tragic accident, the record is both reflective and surprisingly fragile.
We find Jones at the helm of all the videos from this album, which he has both written and directed including the first North American single, ‘Indian Summer.’ Upon release in the U.K. earlier this year, ‘Indian Summer’marked the band’s 26th Top 40 hit on the U.K. charts.
Having spanned decades of success selling over 9 million career albums and currently sitting at the top of U.K. album charts, this return to the other side of the pond is a tour not to be missed. Their North American tour kicks off in Philadelphia on September 19 at the Theatre of Living Arts. See below for complete tour itinerary.As one of the best live bands imported from the U.K. in the last twenty years, North America will be treated to select tour dates and an Indian Summer to be remembered. At a recent U.K. show, John Earls of the Daily Star noted, “Girls sat on their boyfriends shoulders, Welsh flags were held aloft, beer was thrown everywhere and the singalongs kept coming.”
Stereophonics North American Tour Dates *Canadian dates are bolded
September 19 Philadelphia – Theatre of Living Arts
September 20 Boston – House of Blues
September 21 New York – Terminal 5
September 22 Washington DC – 9.30 Club
September 24 Montreal – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
September 25 Toronto – Danforth Music Hall
September 27 Detroit – St Andrews Hall
September 28 Chicago – Vic Theatre
September 29 Minneapolis – Mill City Nights
October 1 Denver – Bluebird Theatre
October 4 Seattle – Showbox @ The Market
October 5 Portland – Wonder Ballroom
October 6 Vancouver – Commodore Ballroom
October 8 San Francisco – The Fillmore
October 10 Los Angeles – Fonda Theatre
October 13 Mexico City – Corona Capital Festival
Graffiti On The Train Tracklisting:
1.We Share The Same Sun
2.Graffiti On The Train
6.Roll The Dice
7.Violins And Tambourines
8.Been Caught Cheating
9.In A Moment
10.No One’s Perfect
Kelly Jones- vocals/guitar
Richard Jones – bass
Adam Zindani – guitar
Jamie Morrison – drums
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
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]