I've gone on record in the past, saying that I am a fan of Goldfrapp. I love them, even though I don't have their new album, I did pick up Seventh Tree.…
Goldfrapp is back! The UK dance band just announced their new album Tales Of Us will be coming out September 10th, 2013, via Mute Records.
The album is described as Goldfrapp's most narrative, cinematic and intimate recording to date. Does this mean a new direction (away from dance music?)
Be on the lookout for Goldfrapp to play some shows in the summer, including a special double date at the Manchester International Festival on July 17th and 18th. They've arranged for the Royal Northern College of Music string orchestra to playTales Of Us live for the first time. Of course, tickets are already sold out!
Their European headlining tour will take place in October and November. U.S. dates to be announced soon. Personally, I cannot wait!
07/17/13 Manchester International Festival
07/18/13 Manchester International Festival
07/20/13 Somerset House Summer Series
07/21/13 Lovebox - Victoria Park
10/21/13 Paradiso, Amsterdam
10/22/13 Ancienne Belgique, Brussels
10/23/13 Heimathafen Neukölln, Berlin
10/25/13 Le Trianon Hall, Paris
10/26/13 Kaufleuten, Zurich
11/01/13 Hammersmith Apollo, London
UK duo Bondax (Adam Kaye and George Townsend) is coming back to North America for a 2013 tour. They are in the middle of writing a new album, as Kaye mentioned, "We're only just writing our album now, but we're going to have songs, but songs treated differently so the structures aren't what you expect. It's got to keep the interest and not just be trying to do what's current."
Check out their new song, "Gold".
07/11 - Toronto, ON - Wrong Bar
07/12 - Mariaville, NY - Camp Bisco
07/13 - New York, NY - MoMA PS1 Warm Up
08/01 - Phoenix, AZ - Monarch Theatre
08/02 - San Francisco, CA - 1015 Folsom
08/03 - Los Angeles, CA - Hard Summer
08/30 - New York, NY - Electric Zoo
08/31 - Chicago, IL - North Coast Music Festival
Los Angeles' Sir Sly recently just signed to Cherrytree/Interscope Records, and their first release is the Gold EP (available now).
Hear the title track, "Gold", on soundcloud.com:
- Where I'm Going
- Found You Out
Gold Lake is Brooklyn's latest band, although two of the members are Carlos and Lua from Madrid. The two originally was playing music as the band We Are Balboa (distributed by PIAS), before relocating in New York as Gold Lake. Anyway, Gold Lake's We Already Exist is coming out this week, June 18th, 2013. Expect to hear some of those songs at their upcoming show at the Glasslands with Isadora on July 23rd.
BLUE & GOLD
Speaking of Brooklyn, Blue & Gold's debut single, "Ghost Man", taken from their debut self-titled EP, will be out at the end of June. The band will be performing their first show at Pianos in NYC on July 17th, 2013.
Hear "Ghost Man" song now, and see if you can hear Alabama Shakes and White Stripes influences: