In every town, in every place, you're waiting"
Bat for Lashes
A friend of mine asked me to check out this errie music video for "What's a Girl To Do" by Bat for Lashes. My first thought was of how reminiscent it is of the film Donnie Darko…
I've always thought Bat For Lashes' singer, Natasha Khan, was a fox, but wowser, check out the cover artwork for her upcoming new album, The Haunted Man. The photograph was taken by Ryan McGinley, known for his naturalistic imagery. I love the photo!
Anyway, hearing about her new album would only mean one thing: a new tour. I think I have seen Bat For Lashes every time they were in Minneapolis, and hopefully, Charlotte Hatherley will also be in the band.
Look for The Haunted Man on October 23rd, via Capitol Records. In the meantime, check out the video for "Laura," taken from the upcoming album.
Below are her confirmed UK dates:
09/09/12 Isle Of Wight, UK Bestival
10/18/12 Inverness, UK Ironworks
10/19/12 Edinburgh, UK HMV Picture House
10/21/12 Glasgow, UK ABC1
10/22/12 Manchester, UK Manchester Cathedral
10/25/12 Leeds, UK Metropolitan University
10/26/12 Norwich, UK Univ. Of East Anglia LCR-Union
10/28/12 Leicester, UK O2 Academy
10/29/12 London, UK HMV Forum
11/01/12 Birmingham, UK The Institute
11/02/12 Bristol, UK Anson Room
11/03/12 Portsmouth, UK Pyramid Centre
11/04/12 Brighton, UK Brighton Dome
11/27/12 Amsterdam, Netherlands Paradiso
Ariel Pink has been producing original music since 2000, and a few years ago, he's really started coming on my radar. Before I knew it, he went under a new band called Haunted Graffiti. For some reason, he changed the band's name to Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti. I think it's a dumb name, but there's probably a good reason for this. I can only speculate that he wants to continue to brand the name "Ariel Pink" or that "Haunted Graffiti" was already another band's name.
Anyway, their new album, Mature Themes, is coming out August 21st via 4AD. The song, "Only In My Dreams," was given to KCRW's Morning Becomes Electric and a free MP3 can now be downloaded from 4AD.com.
He will be out on tour:
09-07 Austin, TX - Mohawk *$
09-08 Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre *$
09-10 Atlanta, GA - Goat Farm *$
09-11 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle*$
09-13 Washington DC - 9:30 Club *$
09-14 New York, NY - Webster Hall *!
09-15 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *%
09-16 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club *%
09-18 Montreal, Quebec - Cabaret Du Mile *%
09-19 Toronto, Ontario - Lee's Palace *%
09-20 Oberlin, OH - Oberlin College *
09-21 Chicago, IL - Metro *#
09-22 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe *#
09-24 Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall *#
09-25 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge *#
09-27 Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre *
09-29 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom *
10-01 San Francisco, CA - Bimbo's 365 Club *#
10-05 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre *
11-07 LIVERPOOL, Kazimier
11-08 GLASGOW, Stereo
11-09 LONDON, York Hall (Illuminations Festival)
11-12 ANTWERP, Trix
11-13 AMSTERDAM, Melkweg
11-14 PARIS, La Gaite Lyrique
11-16 COLOGNE, Gebaude 9
11-17 HAMBURG, Prinzenbar
11-19 COPENHAGEN, Vega Big Room
11-20 STOCKHOLM, Debaser Midis
11-22 HELSINKI, Tavastia
11-24 WARSAW, Hydrozagadka
11-25 BERLIN, Festaal Kreuzberg
11-27 MUNICH, Ampere
12-06 ISTANBUL, Babylon
* = w/ Bodyguard
$ = w/ Moon Diagrams
! = w/ TEEN
% = w/ Phedre
# = w/ Dâm-Funk
Little Hurricane is a duo consisting of CC and Tone. They met on Craigslist and since then, the band's music has been described as "dirty blues."
Tone would protest that they're "more rock 'n' roll than the record." He's referring to their live shows, which includes homemade speakers and DIY attitude.
The band's single, "Haunted Heart," can be seen on their music video. If you like it, the song can be yours for free if you sign up for their mailing list on their website.
The little band is going on a big tour with Heartless Bastards (#) and Electric 6 (*). See below:
07.31 Manny's Billings, MT#
08.01 Hop Hat Missoula, MT#
08.02 A Club Spokane, WA#
08.04 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
08.07 Pink Garter Theatre Jackson, WY#
08.08 Hi Dive Denver, CO
08.10 The Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT#
08.11 Cargo in CommRow Reno, NV#
08.13 Harlow's Sacramento, CA#
08.14 Rio Theatre Santa Cruz, CA#
08.15 Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, CA
08.16 The Hotel Cafe Los Angeles, CA
08.17 The Observatory Santa Ana, CA#
08.18 Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown, CA#
08.30 Belly Up Solana Beach, CA
09.06 Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
09.14 Telluride Blues & Brews - Telluride, CO
10.19 Grog Shop Cleveland, OH*
10.21 20th Century Theater Cincinnati, OH*
10.22 Brillbox Pittsburgh, PA*
10.24 Iron Horse Music Hall Northampton, MA*
10.28 Milk Boy Philadelphia, PA*
10.31 Black Cat Washington, DC*
11.01 Cats Cradle Carrboro, NC*
11.02 New Brookland Tavern Columbia, SC*
11.03 529 Atlanta, GA*
11.04 Headliner's Music Hall - Louisville, KY*
11.06 Firebird St Louis, MO*
11.07 The Highdive Champaign, IL *
Bonnie Baxter's stagename is ShadowBox, and her EP, "Haunted By Colors" EP can be heard streaming at The FADER. The EP came out today (July 24th) on Pictures Music.
Baxter, herself, explained that the title was "inspired by the vivid dreams I was having at the time where no dialogue was present, just these reoccurring images that would naggingly imprint themselves into my head. Also, the anxieties and fears of waking life."
Check out her song, "AM":