Goldfrapp: Tales Of Us
We love Goldfrapp. The discoey band announce a UK tour for March and April 2014.
Get your tickets now, they have previously sold out major European cities, including their show at the Hammersmith Odeon in London (which The Guardian hailing the band’s performance as “majestic”.)
Goldfrapp's latest album is called Tales Of Us. The album came in two flavors: a standard edition and a deluxe edition, which includes a hardcover 40-page book, a bonus CD containing a selection of remixes and live performances of album tracks, plus a DVD with Tales Of Us in 5.1 surround sound, a documentary of the making of Tales Of Us and the breathtaking short films for Drew and Annabel.
Goldfrapp UK Tour dates:
03/27/14 Manchester The Lowry
03/29/14 Brighton Dome
03/30/14 Portsmouth Guildhall
04/01/14 Bristol Colston Hall
04/02/14 Reading Hexagon
04/04/14 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
04/05/14 York Barbican
04/07/14 Gateshead Sage
Hiss Golden Messenger: Bad Debt
Hiss Golden Messenger's reissue of Bad Debt as an Expanded Edition on January 14th by Paradise of Bachelors Records; the album was previously released in 2010. The Expanded Edition restores the album's originally intended full song sequence, plus unreleased tracks.
Hiss Golden Messenger is North Carolina-based songwriter M.C. Taylor and multi-instrumentalist and recordist Scott Hirsch (who currently lives in Brooklyn). The dou has been making music together for twenty years in various incarnations, including six records with the San Francisco's Court and Spark.
Bad Debt Expanded Edition track listing:
2. No Lord Is Free
3. Bad Debt
4. O Little Light
5. Straw Man Red Sun River Gold
6. Far Bright Star
7. The Serpent Is Kind (Compared To Man)
8. Call Him Daylight
9. Jesus Shot Me In The Head
10. Super Blue (Two Days Clean)
11. Roll River Roll
Alex Ebert: All Is Lost
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros' frontman Alex Ebert was nominated for a Golden Globe for "Best Score" for the "All Is Lost" Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. The album came out October 1st via Community Music and featured ten original compositions and one new song all written, composed, and produced by Ebert.
"All Is Lost" is a film about one man's battle for survival against the elements after his sailboat is destroyed at sea. Starring Robert Redford, written and directed by J.C. Chandor.
The 71st Golden Globe Awards will be broadcasting live from Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on January 12, 2014, by NBC. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were announced as the co-hosts for the second time in a row.
Other nominees in the "Best Score" category are listed below, although I thought the winner may be the Mandela soundtrack due to his recent passing?
Champs: Down Like Gold
Champs (aka brothers Michael and David Champion from the Isle of Wight) is back with a new single called "Savannah", taken from their debut album Down Like Gold, which will be released on February 24th 2014 on Play It Again Sam (PIAS).
The band will be out on tour with the Jezabels in 2014.
Singer Hayley Mary of The Jezabels commented on the "pop music" on their album, "To me, pop is the darkest music of all. If you look not at what pop artists are consciously doing but at what they’re reflecting about the world, pop is the most twisted, weird and scary stuff. If you wanted to study the Earth from an alien perspective, listen to pop music."
The Jezabels and Champs tour dates:
02/25/14 Manchester Gorilla
02/26/14 Glasgow Oran Mor
02/28/14 Belfast Limelight 2
03/01/14 Dublin Button Factory
03/02/14 Dublin Button Factory
03/04/14 Bristol The Fleece
03/05/14 London Shepherds Bush Empire
03/06/14 Brighton Concorde 2
Doug Keith will be releasing Pony album on The Village Label. He premiered his song "Pure Gold In the 70's" on SPIN magazine. The song featured one J. Mascis (Dinosaur Jr), thanks to a dare from singer Sharon Van Etten.
To Keith's surprise, J. Mascis agreed to lend his talen. Keith responded, "I know, right? Mindblowing. Mind blown. He played the most amazing solo that captures exactly what that song is about."
Pony will be released February 11th on The Village Label.
2. I Will Burn For You
3. Long Shot
4. Pure Gold In The 70's
5. The Apostles
6. You Can't Stand To Be Alone
7. Black Metal Black
8. The Weather's F*** Awful
9. The Bone In Your Hand
Ian McGlynn: Now We're Golden
Now We're Golden is the third album from Ian McGlynn. It is said that the entire album was written on a tiny Casiotone MT-220 keyboard (which he kept with him at all times in case inspiration struck or his schedule suddenly aligned with his songwriting partner Chris Newkirk.)
We've briefly mentioned the album earlier in July, but wanted to mention that at the time of release, it was featured on iTunes New and Noteworthy section and spent two months in the CMJ top 30.
North Pole Vault
2 Our Favorite Christmas Movie
3 Christmas Sleep
4 Meet Me Where The Lights Shine Bright
5 North Pole Vault
6 Meet Me Where The Lights Shine Bright (Reprise)
Mutual Benefit, the latest Jordan Lee project, has a debut album called Love's Crushing Diamond. The album came out on CD on December 3rd (January 13th in the UK/Europe), and on vinyl on January 7th.
You can listen to his song "Golden Wake" on soundcloud.com.
Mutual Benefit will be heading out on tour in support of Love's Crushing Diamond:
01/14/14 - Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
01/15/14 - Toronto, ON @ Drake Underground
01/18/14 - Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
01/22/14 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza
01/25/14 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
01/28/14 - Los Angeles, CA @ Centre for the Arts
01/29/14 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
02/01/14 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds
02/03/14 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
02/04/14 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
02/06/14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
02/07/14 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
02/08/14 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
Whales in Cubicles: Golden Metal
Whales in Cubicles are a London-based trio with a brand new song called "Golden Metal", taken from their forthcoming debut album (to be released on January 27th 2014) via CLUB.THE.MAMMOTH records. The album was recorded at Monnow Valley Studio with producer Nick Mailing and mixed by Simon Barnicott . You can download "Golden Metal" for free on Bandcamp.
01/29/14 – Edinburgh – Sneaky Pete’s
01/30/14 – Glasgow – Nice N Sleazy
01/31/14 – Leeds – A Nation Of Shopkeepers
02/01/14 – Manchester – Night & Day Café
02/05/14 – Leicester – The Cookie Jar
02/06/14 – Bath – Moles Club
02/07/14 – Brighton – Prince Albert
02/13/14 – London – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
02/14/14 – Bournemouth – 60 Million Postcards
02/15/14 – Bristol – Start The Bus
02/22/14 – Reading – Oakford Social Club
The Dividends is singer Sarah Jaffe and producer Symbolyc One (or short, S1), with a forthcoming EP called Far From Away scheduled for release in 2014.
They've released a track from the EP called "Fool's Gold", featuring Raekwon.
The Body Wins
S1 talked about Jaffe: "Sarah Jaffe is amazing, I truly believe we have something really special when we're working together. The first three songs we ever collaborated on were picked by major artists—including Eminem's 'Bad Guy'—so it was only right that we proceed and present our ideas through what we know now as The Dividends."
Angel Haze: Dirty Gold
Dirty Gold is the new album from Angel Haze (aka Raykeea Wilson), it is coming out March 3rd, 2014, on Island Records (UK)/Universal Republic (US).
Haze is a rapper who released a free EP called Reservation last year, and quickly was noticed by major label Universal Republic. A few months ago, she released her first single "Echelon (It's My Way)", taken from Dirty Gold.
02 Echelon (It’s My Way)
03 A Tribe Called Red
04 Deep Sea Diver
06 Angel + Airwaves
07 April’s Fools
08 White Lillies / White Lies
09 Battle Cry
10 Black Dahlia
11 Planes Fly
12 Dirty Gold
The Slowdown: Digital Gold
The Slowdown is a 6-piece indie rock band (Brothers Sam Hoskins on lead vocals/guitars/other instruments and Joe Hoskins on keys, Josh Johnson on guitar, Jordan Smith on bass, Austin Turney on guitar, and Drew Little on drums) from Kansas City.
The band have a forthcoming album Digital Gold, pending release in early 2014 via Celebrity Narrators.
The album's first single and title track, "Digital Gold", which DIY Magazine calls "the poppiest and the most electronic", is available now.
You can hear the song now on soundcloud.com.