Look, I don't know about the 'state' of the "PA" in Matt Pond PA's name. I thought he officially dropped it last year, but the 'PA' is back in his name. Personally, I'm not a fan of the PA, but I guess for legal reason(s), Matt Pond has to use the name Matt Pond PA.
Matt Pond PA's new album The State Of Gold is out now on the newly relaunched, Doghouse Records, the label known for introducing such artists as The Get Up Kids, Hot Water Music and Say Anything. A limited edition gold translucent double LP is available to order in the Doghouse Records online store.
As usual he will be out on tour in support of the album - but oddly enough he has put together a series of small house shows. Addresses are not listed, you just have to be in the know to see him at these house parties.
"The State Of Gold" Tour Dates
10.15 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle *
10.16 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade *
10.17 - Jacksonville, FL - 1904 Music Hall *
10.18 -Tampa, FL - New World Brewery *
10.19 - Orlando, FL - The Social *
10.21 - New Orleans, LA - Big Mama's Lounge *
10.22 - Houston, TX - Rudyards *
10.23 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey *
10.24 - Austin, TX - The North Door *
10.26 - Phoenix, AZ - The Rebel Lounge *
10.28 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah *
10.29 - Los Angeles, CA - Echo *
10.30 - San Luis Obispo, CA - SLO Brewing *
10.31 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow's *
11.01 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop *
11.03 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern *
11.04 - Portland, OR - Dante's *
11.06 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court *
11.07- Denver, CO - Hi-Dive *
11.09 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews *
11.10 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club *
11.12 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean *
11.13 - Nashville, TN - The High Watt *
11.14 - Akron, OH - Musica *
11.16 - Cincinnati, OH - Southgate House Revival *
11.17 - Columbus, OH - Rumba Cafe *
11.18 - Philadelphia, PA - The Foundry *
11.19 - Boston, MA - Middle East *
11.20 - Kingston, NY - BSP Kingston *
11.21 - New York, NY - Marlin Room *
* with Laura Stevenson and Completions
We haven't seen British Sea Power since 2008... but I'm happy to report that their upcoming studio album Sea Of Brass will be coming out October 30th, 2015, via Golden Chariot Records. The record will be available on double vinyl and CD. What is unique about the vinyl is that it will come with six bonus tracks.
If you didn't know, Golden Chariot Records is BSP's own label. Golden Chariot was the imprint for the band's first release, the Fear Of Drowning CD, released in 2001.
The Sea Of Brass project stems from a commission from Arts Council England, PRS Foundation and Derby Council and led to selections from the British Sea Power catalogue being reworked for brass orchestra by arranger Peter Wraight.
2. Once More Now
3. Albert’s Eyes
5. A Light Above Ascending
6. Machineries Of Joy
7. When A Warm Wind Blows Through The Gates
8. The Great Suka
9. Waving Flags
10. No Need To Cry
11. The Smallest Church In Sussex
12. Lights Out For Darker Skies
13. Wooden Horse
Golden Age is the new album from Daniel Martin Moore. The Jim James* produced album will come out October 9th via Sofaburn Records.
We last saw DMM at the Cedar Cultural Center in 2010 on his Dear Companion tour with Ben Sollee.
Regarding the album, Moore said “We wanted a bigger sound—full band treatments, strings, outer-space, and less guitar. It was Jim's suggestion that we start each song from the perspective of the drums & bass, finding the right foundation, and then seeing how the rest of the instrumentation would fit into that. In the past, it had very much been the other way around—everything was based around what my guitar was up to. We turned that on its head for this record.”
Oct 06 - St. Louis, MO - College Of Pharmacy
Oct 10 - Cincinnati, OH - River Grill Fest
Oct 11 - Louisville, KY - Brown Theatre
Dec 8 - Chicago, IL - Schubas
Dec 9 - Bloomington, IN - Bishop
(more dates to be announced soon)
Los Angeles' Wildling recently covered Neil Young's "Heart of Gold". The song is available as a free download via their website.
Wildling is singer Ryan Levine, bassist Justin Levine, keys Andrew Ampaya, guitarist Erik Janson, and drummer Casey Brothers. Based on their t-shirt, I can tell at least one of them likes the Smiths.
They're also currently on tour, supporting Hey Marseilles (who we just saw with Mates of State in July 2015).
9/2 - San Francisco, CA - Brick + Mortar
9/3 - Davis, CA - Sophia's Thai Kitchen
9/4 - Portland, OR - Miss. Studios
Beijing's minimal electro / pop group Nova Heart recently played Modern Sky Festival in Helsinki. The all-girls trio (Bo Xuan on bass, Shi Lu a.k.a. Atom on drums, and Helen Feng on keys and vocals) was previously dubbed “the Queen of Beijing Rock” and the “Blondie of China.”
While we wait for Nova Heart's self-titled debut album this October 2nd (via FakeLoveMusic), we can check out their latest single "We Are Golden" on The FADER.
08 10 - Badaboum - Paris
11.10 - Artheater - Cologne (w Shao aka Dead J)
13/10 - Lido - Berlin (w Shao aka Dead J)
FOOL'S GOLD RECORDS
Madeaux is the latest musician/producer to be signed to Fool's Gold. The record label will debut his six track EP called New Wav EP on September 4th. Madeaux recently performed at Fool's Gold Day Off LA at Shrine Expo Hall & Grounds with Action Bronson, Travi$ Scott, A-Trak, and many more on August 29.
Label Gold Roar recently told me about North London's singer/songwriter Gabi'el with her new track "Pu$$y", featuring label mate Monique Lawrence, along with hot South London rapper Ms Banks.
"Pu$$y" will also be available on Gabi'el's upcoming EP, set for release this November 2015.