You know I love Tori Amos. She is one of those artists that I'll still continue to buy her albums, despite getting review copies.
You know I love Tori. Who doesn't?
She announced that she's gone back and hand-picking songs from her entire catalog and re-imagining those songs for her thirteenth studio album, Gold Dust (to be released for October 2012). Announcement is so far that I'm using her previous album, Night of Hunters, as the cover artwork.
I am expecting these "new" songs will be incredibly different, just like her previous re-working of classic Christmas songs and Classical Music.
Also, expect a bit of orchestra, as long-time collaborator John Philip Shenale will be on board with the renowned Metropole Orchestra (conducted by Jules Buckley).
Tori comments on the forthcoming album: "My relationship with all of these songs has changed over the years and they have changed my life. So it wasn’t just about capturing the past it was about realizing that the songs had a new narrative now - 10 or 20 years later than they did when I originally recorded them".
Be sure to see her on tour:
Oct 1 Rotterdam w/ Metropole Orkest Conducted by Jules Buckley
Oct 2 Brussels w/ Metropole Orkest Conducted by Jules Buckley
Oct 13 Warsaw (On-Sale Date 6/11)
The Cribs are an excellent three piece indie band of twin brothers Gary and Ryan Jarman and their little brother Ross Jarman.
We like these guys, I was lucky enough to have caught these guys the last few times they toured through Minneapolis.
They premiered a video called "Glitters Like Gold" on Pitchfork in early June.
Here is what the directors, Andy Knowles and Stephen Agnew, had to say about the video: "We wanted to capture the look and feel of the videos we grew up loving, Vids by directors like David Marky (1991, The Year Punk Broke, Fuzz Gun '91) And Kevin Kerslake ('sliver') We loved the relaxed playful lo-fi feel of spots, and wanted to evoke the same love in a newer audience. Its also very relevant to the over all sound and feel of the track. However, we didn't want to simply wallow in our own selfish nostalgia, we also wanted to create something playful and interactive to run parallel to the linear video. So we arrived at the idea of creating an interactive fact driven video."
The band's currently on tour:
Jun 21 Club Quattro Osaka, Japan
Jun 23 Hostess Weekender, Ebisu Tokyo, Japan
Jul 06 T in The Park Balado, United Kingdom
Aug 24 Richfield Avenue Reading, United Kingdom
Aug 25 Leeds Festival 2012 Leeds, United Kingdom
Aug 26 Bramham Park Bramham, United Kingdom
The California singer Tristan Prettyman will be returning to music after her four-year recording hiatus to unveil Cedar + Gold, coming out on September 25 via Capitol Records.
You can hear a sneak peek of "My Oh My" on Entertainment Weekly. The track will be available on July 10th to impact radio a few weeks later.
The track-listing for Cedar + Gold is as follows: Say Anything / I Was Gonna Marry You / My Oh My / Unconditionally / Quit You / Bad Drug / Come Clean / Glass Jar / When You Come Down / Deepest Ocean / Blue / Second Chance / Never Say Never / The Rebound (bonus track).
Since the album is announced so far in advance, we weren't given the cover artwork for it. Instead, I'll be using the cover from the last album, Hello, from 2008.
Be sure to catch Prettyman and Joshua Radin on their tour:
07/12 Napa, CA Uptown Theater
07/15 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
07/17 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
07/18 Aspen, CO Belly Up
07/20 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
07/22 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
07/23 Cincinnati, OH 20th Century Theatre
07/25 Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
07/27 Huntington, NY Paramount
07/28 Cleveland, OH Cain Park
07/29 Annapolis, MD Ramshead Onstage
07/31 Englewood, NJ Bergen Performing Arts
08/02 Alexandria, VA Birchmere
08/03 Norfolk, VA NorVa
eMusic recently premiered "Golden Chain," the first video from Hollows' sophomore LP, Vulture.
I did a quick search on the 'net for Hollows, they have to do something about their name - there are already a few bands called Hollows - including one from Brooklyn and one from Glasgow.
Anyroad, the Chicago band is heading out on tour:
June 26 - Tip Top - Grand Rapids, MI
June 27 - Painted Lady - Detroit, MI
June 28 - Parts & Labour - Toronto, ON *
June 29 - Capital Rehearsal Studios - Ottawa, ON *
June 30 - Barfly - Montreal, QC *
July 1 - WWTA - Boston, MA *
July 2 - Glasslands - Brooklyn, NY *
July 3 - Cake Shop - New York, NY
July 5 - TBA - Baltimore, MD *
July 6 - Gillie's - Blacksburg, VA
July 7 - Espresso News - Boone, NC
July 8 - Springwater - Nashville, TN
July 9 - The Exhange - Hot Springs, AR
July 10 - H&H Lounge - Shreveport, LA
July 11 - Club Dada - Dallas, TX &
July 12 - White House - Conway, AR
July 13 - The Pleasure Chest - Fayetteville, AR
July 14 - Replay Lounge - Lawrence, KS
July 15 - Record Bar - Kansas City, MO
July 16 - PK's - Carbondale, IL
w/ Boyhood *
w/ Bass Drum of Death &
Ian McGlynn has a new album called Now We're Golden, which just came out earlier this month, June 5th via Bailey Park Records. The album was recorded all over the place, including Paris, Amsterdam and "exotic" Somerville, NJ. Will the songs on the album reflect his environment? I guess you have to listen for yourself.
THE HAPPY HIPPO FAMILY
Swedish indie band, The Happy Hippo Family, tells me that they have a second single for 2012 called "Settle for Gold" (this is after their previous single "Mustache").
"Settle for Gold", I am told, is about the mythical dream of fame and stardom and getting there without settling for second best.