Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
- The Beatles
Sleepy Sun: Maui Tears
Dine Alone Records
Sleepy Sun will be releasing a fourth LP called Maui Tears on January 28th, 2014, via Dine Alone Records.
Among the artist is Sleep Sun's version of "What Child Is This?", which you can hear on Soundcloud.
Sleepy Sun at the 7th Street Entry (04/02/09)
Look for Sleepy Sun to return on the road when Maui Tears is released.
Setting Sun's new album is called Be Here When You Get There, which came out last November.
The band will be doing a residency over at Pete's Candy Store in 2014 - warming up to their massive European tour in May 2014. If you'd like to have the band play in your country, contact Young Love Records at info[a]youngloverecords.com.
01/08/14 @ Pete's Candy Store, New York
01/15/14 @ Pete's Candy Store, New York
01/22/14 @ Pete's Candy Store, New York
01/29/14 @ Pete's Candy Store, New York
05/01/14 | Germany | Available
05/02/14 | Germany | Available
05/03/14 | Benelux | Available
05/04/14 | Benelux | Available
05/05/14 | France | Available
05/06/14 | France | Available
05/07/14 |La Roche Sur Yon France | Ti'West
05/08/14 | France | Available
05/09/14 | Spain | Available
05/10/14 | Spain | Available
05/11/14 | Spain | Available
05/12/14 | Spain | Available
05/13/14 | France | Available
05/14/14 | Italy | Available
05/15/14 | Italy | Available
05/16/14 | Italy | Available
05/17/14 | Switzerland | L’entre Deux
05/18/14 | Germany | Available
Sunn O))) & Ulver : Terrestrials
Southern Lord Records
In 2008, Sunn O))) announced at their 200th gig at the Øya festival that they will be working with Norwegian legends Ulver. The two bands came into the studio and did three three "live in improvisation" pieces, starting that evening and ending at dawn.
Ulver's singer Kristoffer Rygg talks about the recording process, "We were sitting in the console room, early in the morning, listening to the takes. Someone said, 'ah, sunrise over Crystal Canyon,' as if the night had been a dark one. We all laughed and Greg proposed it as a title. In that setting it sounded perfect. The boys had mentioned wanting the music to orient towards the light, like some lost pilgrim stretching before the sun. We kept that mental picture for the processing."
The Sunn O)))/Ulver collaboration record is called Terrestrials, and it is hitting stores on February 4th, 2014, via Southern Lord. Since Sunn O))) is primarily a touring band, expect them to head out on tour in 2014. Ulver, on the other hand, is doing a few dates in Europe:
02/10/14 Szene Wien Vienna, Austria
02/11/14 Backstage Munich, Germany
02/12/14 Die Werkstatt Cologne, Germany
02/13/14 Tilburg, Netherlands
Bipolar Sunshine: Drowning Butterflies
Fresh after the release of their EP Drowning Butterflies (December 10, 2013 via Priority Records), Manchester's Bipolar Sunshine, the stagename for Adio Marchan, announced a string of headlining tour dates in March/April, as well as supporting Phoenix and Rudimental in February.
02/10/14 Dublin Academy+
02/11/14 Manchester Academy*
02/12/14 London Brixton Academy*
02/13/14 London Brixton Academy +
02/14/14 London Brixton Academy +
02/15/14 London Brixton Academy +
02/21/14 Manchester 02 Academy+
02/22/14 Manchester 02 Academy+
02/24/14 Glasgow 02 Academy+
02/25/14 Wolverhampton Civic Hall +
03/27/14 Southampton Joiners
03/28/14 Sheffield Leadmill
03/29/14 Oxford Art Bar
03/30/14 Birmingham Institute
04/01/14 London XOYO
04/03/14 Newcastle Think Tanks
04/04/14 Glasgow King Tuts
04/05/14 Manchester Academy 2
* supporting Phoenix
+ supporting Rudimental
Pop duo From Kid just released Variations of Sun, a remix compilation and single release from on The Fruit Records.
Remixes of their song "Sun" are from Natural Animal, Freak You, Lou Teti, Ride The Universe and PWNDTIAC.
Austin's Abram Shook (Shearwater, The Low Lows) has a new album called Sun Marquee. Shook is the singer of the Bowie-inspired rock band The Great Nostalgic, but with Sun Marquee, it is said that it's "new-tropical, bedroom-soul" sound.
Sun Marquee will be coming out on January 21st, 2014, on on Western Vinyl.
SUNBEAM SOUND MACHINE
Melbourne's Sunbeam Sound Machine (aka Nick Sowersby) recently announced a string of dates for early 2014:
01/11/14 Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne
01/16/14 The Old Bar, Melbourne
01/25/14 The Workers Club, Melbourne
02/22/14 Shebeem, Melbourne
He will likely be doing songs from his self-titled EP, out now on via Dot Dash / Remote Control.
Los Angeles' Portable Sunsets is the latest band on Mutecast (Episode #42), which I think is a podcast produced by the people at RTFKT (you may recall we've mentioned them a few times.)
The description I was given is that Portable Sunsets were guests at Mutecast's Amsterdam Dance Event, where they recorded a live performance and interview/talk. You can hear the whole thing over at Soundcloud.
A MILLION BILLION DYING SUNS
San Francisco's A Million Billion Dying Suns is the project of Nate Mercereau. When he plays live, he's accompanied by Steve Wyreman (guitar), Josh Lippi (bass), Derek Taylor (drums) and Ben Schwier (keys).
A Million Billion Dying Suns' debut EP is called Strawberry. You can hear the whole thing over at Soundcloud.
Weekends is Tiger Waves' debut single, which came out this week (December 17th) on Canvasback Music (yes, the same label that signed Alt-J, Grouplove, The Joy Formidable, Frightened Rabbit and The Orwells).
You can hear Tiger Waves' song "Sundressed", the b-side to Weekends over at Consequence of Sound.
I've previously mentioned Terraplane Sun before, stating that they were a five-piece blues rock band from California.
The band recently released a new song "Generation Blues" on YouTube, taken from their sophomore album.
Terraplane Sun latest EP is called Ya Never Know.