October 1st, 2019

Faux Ferocious – No Pressure

FAUX FEROCIOUS RELEASE NEW 7-INCH PRODUCED BY PATRICK CARNEY OF THE BLACK KEYS

“NO PRESSURE” PREMIERING NOW ON BILLBOARD!

“…another exceptional dose of stoned to the bones motorik psych and jittery punk…” –Post-Trash

“…gutsy, bracing psychedelic punk…” –Nashville Scene

“Hairy hypnotic rock ‘n’ roll that will still slap you into a pause. The best kind.” Aquarium Drunkard

October 1, 2019 — Today, Nashville based kraut-punk project Faux Ferocious releases the follow-up to their 2019 Burger Records full length, Pretty Groovy, with a vicious new 7-inch. The project was produced by Patrick Carney of the Black Keys and engineered by Marc Whitmore in Nashville, TN at Carney’s studio, Audio Eagle Studio. “No Pressure” is the second track to be released and is premiering now on Billboard.
These singles are the perfect follow up to Pretty Groovy as Faux Ferocious continues to evolve their motorik post-punk sound and walk the line between experimental and reachable. The songs have a natural flow and uncluttered lyrics where nothing hides behind walls of reverb and delay. Each part of the music is good enough to stand on its own, but the totality is bizarrely exceptional.

Faux Ferocious’s new 7″ inch is out now.

September 27th, 2019

Broken Bells – Good Luck

Broken Bells (Danger Mouse and James Mercer), have released their newest song “Good Luck.”

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Listen:: https://brokenbells.lnk.to/GoodLuck 

Much like last year’s “as adventurous as always” (Stereogumstandalone single “Shelter,” “Good Luck” bears the unmistakable sonic signature of Broken Bells unveiled on 2010’s eponymous debut and 2014’s After The Disco—in other words, the instantly recognizable audible fingerprints of both Mercer and Burton melded into something entirely other. As with neo-classic Broken Bells tracks including “The High Road” and “Holding On For Life,” “Good Luck” is completed by deceptively apocalyptic sonic and lyrical imagery that is actually more rooted in present day reality than any dystopian future.

In other news, it can now be confirmed that Mercer and Burton have reconvened in the studio and are hard at work on a third Broken Bells album.  No release date has been set for this first collection of new Broken Bells material since 2014.

“As with ‘Shelter,’ we wanted to release ‘Good Luck’ while it felt timely and reflective of specific discussions between the two of us, questioning the state of things, as we do…”

September 5th, 2019

Adam Green – Engine of Paradise

Adam Green Releases New ‘Engine of Paradise’ Video Containing Imagery From His Graphic Novel War and Paradise

NYC Release Show On Sept. 6 at Rough Trade, Brooklyn

Engine Of Paradise Out Today, Sept. 6th, Graphic Novel War And Paradise Out Today Sept. 6th

Free PDF Of Graphic Novel War and Paradise Available From AdamGreen.Info

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Photo Cred: Pete Voelker

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Adam Green has released his new LP ‘Engine of Paradise’ today along with a new comic book styled music video for the title track. When talking about the LP Adam says: ‘Engine of Paradise’ is some soil to plant yourself in.  It’s a place to relax, like being in a movie theater, where the players are jewelers of melodic time.  My graphic novel, “War of Paradise”, is a companion to the album and also out today for FREE to download from AdamGreen.info, and hard copies are available to order through PioneerWorks.Org!

Exploring the same themes as the upcoming album, Green is also releasing his first graphic novel, a psychedelic war epic called “War and Paradise” set in the colorful universe of his film “Adam Green’s Aladdin.”  The graphic novel will be released concurrently with the album.

Adam Green is an artistic polymath — a songwriter, filmmaker, visual artist, and poet. As part of New York’s downtown antifolk scene at the end of the nineties, Green made up one half of The Moldy Peaches, who later enjoyed mainstream success via the 2007 Grammy-winning Juno soundtrack. As a solo artist, Green has recorded 10 albums, many of which have become cult hits. His songs have been performed by artists as diverse as The Libertines, Carla Bruni, Kelly Willis, Dean & Britta, and Will Oldham. His 2005 record Gemstones went Gold in Europe.

Green’s paintings and sculptures have been the subject of exhibitions in America, Asia and Europe, including a 2016 solo-show at the prestigious Fondation Beyeler Museum in Basel, Switzerland. Green first combined his visual aesthetic, psychedelic writings and musical compositions in the The Wrong Ferarri (2010), the first feature film shot entirely on an iPhone. The “screwball tragedy” was described by Rolling Stone magazine as “Fellini on Ketamine” and went on to feature in the curriculum of NYU’s Tisch Film School.

His second feature film, Adam Green‘s Aladdin (2016) — an immersive fantasy film starring Macaulay Culkin, Natasha Lyonne, Alia Shawkat, Jack Dishel and Francesco Clemente and shot entirely on papier-mache sets — was described by Buzzfeed.com as “the trippiest movie ever made,” while RogerEbert.com called Aladdin “a movie that belongs inside a museum.”  An instant cult hit, the movie was screened theatrically in a midnight movie context, at over a hundred of Green’s concerts around the world, as well as the Andy Warhol Museum in Philadelphia.

After first publishing a bilingual volume of his poetry with Suhrkamp Verlag, Green’s newest book War and Paradise is a graphic novel that combines his lyrical and visual vocabulary. The satirical war epic is about the clash of humans with machines, the meeting of spirituality with singularity, and the bidirectional relationship between life and the afterlife.  Green’s 10th solo album, Engine of Paradise, is a musical exploration of these same themes. Recorded in Brooklyn, New York, by Loren Humphrey, the forthcoming album reimagines the baroque orchestral style of his early 2000s era records and features performances by James Richardson (MGMT), Florence Welch (Florence and the Machine) and Jonathan Rado (Foxygen).

TOUR DATES
All European dates with Jackie Cohen (Foxygen) opening

9/6/19 – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY
10/18/19 – CCA – Glasgow, UK
10/19/19 – Soup Kitchen – Manchester, UK
10/20/19 – Thekla – Bristol, UK
10/22/19 – EartH – London, UK
10/24/19 – Vooruit – Ghent, BE
10/25/19 – Gaite Lyrique – Paris, FR
10/26/19 – Melkweg (Upstairs) – Amsterdam, NL
10/28/19 – Stage Club – Hamburg, Germany
10/29/19 – BiNuu – Berlin, Germany
10/31/19 – Palace – St. Gallen, Germany
11/1/19 – Sommercasino – Basel, Switzerland
11/2/19 – La Romandie – Lausanne, Switzerland
11/3/19 – Papiersaal – Zurich, Switzerland
11/5/19 – Flex Halle – Vienna, Austria

Engine Of Paradise – Tracklisting
01. Engine of Paradise
02. Gather Round
03. Freeze My Love
04. Wines and Champagnes
05. Escape From This Brain
06. Cheating on a Stranger
07. Let’s Get Moving
08. Rather Have No Thing
09. Reasonable Man

LINKS
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August 30th, 2019

Faux Ferocious – Good Times Ahead

FAUX FEROCIOUS ANNOUNCE NEW 7-INCH PRODUCED BY PATRICK CARNEY OF THE BLACK KEYS

Today, Nashville based kraut-punk project Faux Ferocious announces the follow-up to their 2019 Burger Records full length, Pretty Groovy, with a vicious new 7″ to be released on 30th Century Records, the record label of producer extraordinaire Danger Mouse. The project was produced by Patrick Carney of the Black Keys and engineered by Marc Whitmore in Nashville, TN at Carney’s studio, Audio Eagle Studio. “Good Times Ahead” is the first of two singles to be released and is premiering now on Nashville Scene who said, “QUOTE.”

These singles are the perfect follow up to Pretty Groovy as Faux Ferocious continues to evolve their motorik post-punk sound and walk the line between experimental and reachable. The songs have a natural flow and uncluttered lyrics where nothing hides behind walls of reverb and delay. Each part of the music is good enough to stand on its own, but the totality is bizarrely exceptional.

Faux Ferocious is poised to bring their freaky brand of rock n’ roll to as many people as will listen, starting with a hometown show in Nashville before heading out on a European tour this September.

Faux Ferocious Fall 2019 Tour Dates

8/31 – Nashville, TN – Soft Junk
9/03 – Brooklyn, NY – Our Wicked Lady
9/06 – Asten-Heusden, Netherlands @ Misty Fields Festival
9/07 – Netherlands
9/08 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Cabron
9/09 – Lille, France @ L’Imposture
9/10 – France
9/11 – Paris, France @ L’espace B
9/12 – Lyon, France @ La Maison Mere
9/13 – Lugano, Switzerland @ Lido San Domenico
9/14 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Rothaus
9/16 – Halle, Germany @ Hühnermanhattan Klub
9/18 – Berlin, Germany @ 8mm
9/19 – Hamburg, Germany @ Kornet
9/21 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Slaktkyrkan
9/22 – Malmo, Sweden @ Plan B
9/24 – Manchester, UK @ YES
9/25 – Glasgow, UK @ Nice & Sleazy
9/26 – London, UK @ The Shacklewell Arms
9/27 – London, UK @ Studio 9294
9/28 – Brighton, UK @ The Pipeline

 

 

August 29th, 2019

St Francis Hotel – Liar Liar Liar

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St Francis Hotel are an Irish duo based in London. Their new single ‘Liar, Liar, Liar’ is being released on 30th Century Records and is the first in a series of high-profile collaborations featured on the duo’s upcoming debut album.

Featuring vocals from Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes – his first new release since May 2019 –‘Liar, Liar, Liar’ epitomizes the duo’s soulful psychedelic sound. The gospel-driven track is a venomous dedication to someone who’s perception of themselves is at odds with how the world sees them.

The accompanying music video is a vivid representation of this contradiction. St Francis Hotel collaborated with animation director RUFFMERCY (Thom Yorke, Run The Jewels, Earl Sweatshirt) who has become well known for his loose hand drawn animation style and video producers James & James.

‘Liar, Liar, Liar’ is the first single to be taken from St Francis Hotel upcoming debut album, ‘We Fall Together’ (Late 2019), which features other artists including Theresa Wayman (Warpaint, TT), Max Rad, and Waterstrider, with more names to be announced.


The release follows a string of singles including ‘You’d Gotta Be Alive’ and ‘Collide’ that earned critical acclaim and were featured across UK radio (BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, KCRW), Spotify (New Music Friday, Fresh Finds, Viral 50 UK) Apple (Best Of The Week) and appeared in US TV shows (Lucifer, Shadowhunters).

As producers, St Francis Hotel’s recent production/collaborations include Arcade Fire’s Regine Chassagne, Michael Kiwanuka, and Art School Girlfriend.

For more:

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https://www.instagram.com/stfrancishotel/

August 2nd, 2019

Babe Rainbow – Many Moons of Love

The Babe Rainbow share the starry-eyed “Many Moons of Love”

New Album ‘Today’ Out September 6th via 30th Century Records

U.S. Fall Tour Dates on Sale Now!

STREAM “MANY MOONS OF LOVE” HERE

 

Aussie psychedelic-pop band The Babe Rainbow released “Many Moons of Love” the final track from their upcoming full-length record ‘Today’ out September 6th . The Babe Rainbow have also announced a string of Fall U.S. tour dates this November.
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ABOUT THE BABE RAINBOW
A sunny neo-psych collective from Byron Bay, Australia, the Babe Rainbow emerged in 2015 with a self-titled EP bearing a unique blend of cosmic nuggets. After signing to 30th Century Records, the band embarked on a West Coast tour with outfit Allah-Las. They recorded their 2017 full-length alongside Stu Mackenzie of King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard and in 2018 they released the follow-up, Double Rainbow.

“The Morning Song” is the first single lifted from the upcoming third full-length from the Babe Rainbow. A generous helping of folk pop, flutes and floating harmony, acoustic guitar, late 70’s electronic fox trot, and the choir of the women of the wonderfolk. Just an optimistic announcement of a new cycle, fresh air.

The new album is more musical and ambitious than previous outings, produced by Sam Joseph from the Flightless Records / King Gizzard stable. It feels authentic to the Babe Rainbow but more diverse and sophisticated, like falling in love outwards, a perfect collection of pacific vibrations, brunch in Arcadia.

The Babe Rainbow’s new album will be available everywhere September 6th on 30th Century Records.

he Babe Rainbow: ‘Today’
30th Century Records
September 6th, 2019

1. Butter
2. Morning Song
3. Something New
4. Us and the Rainbow
5. The Faraway Nearer
6. Funky I Like it
7. Electrocuted
8. The Wedge
9. Beasty
10. Many Moons of Love
11. For Your Eyes Only


THE BABE RAINBOW “HIPPIE FOREVER” U.S. TOUR DATES



NOVEMBER 1 – Brooklyn, NY
@ Union Pool
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NOVEMBER 2 – Brooklyn, NY
@ Union Pool
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NOVEMBER 4 – Montreal, QB
@ Bar le Ritz PDB
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NOVEMBER 5 – Toronto, ON
@ Horseshoe Tavern
[TICKETS]

NOVEMBER 7 – Vancouver, BC
@ Fox Cabaret
[TICKETS]

NOVEMBER 8 – Portland, OR
@ Polaris Hall
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NOVEMBER 9 – Seattle, WA
@ The High Dive
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NOVEMBER 11 – San Francisco, CA
@ The Independent
[TICKETS]

NOVEMBER 12 – Sonoma, CA
@ Gundlach Bundschu Winery
[TICKETS]

NOVEMBER 13 – Los Angeles, CA
@ Teragram Ballroom
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NOVEMBER 15 – San Diego, CA
@ Casbah
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NOVEMBER 16 – Santa Ana, CA
@ Constellation Room
[TICKETS]

 

 

July 30th, 2019

Husky Loops – I Think Your Wonderful

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Debut album ‘I CAN’T EVEN SPEAK ENGLISH’ out September 6th

BBC Radio 1 Annie Mac’s Hottest Record July 30th

Rye Wax album party August 15th 

UK and EU Tour announced for October 2019

Having been hailed Annie Mac’s Hottest Record In The World on her BBC Radio 1 show this evening (30th July), Husky Loops release their brand new single ‘I Think You’re Wonderful’ through 30th Century Records. It’s their catchiest track to date, but with all the unique Husky Loops flavouring we’ve come to expect. LISTEN HERE

Speaking about the new single frontman and producer Danio says “I Think You’re Wonderful” is a song about universal love, about forgiveness, about empathy, about resilience. I want people to listen to this one and feel encouraged to tell someone they care about that they’re wonderful. We have to be strong and love each other; in 2019 a lot of negative messages are being sold to us. The current political landscape worldwide is scary and our governments are promoting fear. I want our fans to listen to this song and feel empowered, happy, and full of spirit. Human beings are hard-wired to notice and remember negative news and events, but we need to have hope, we have to fight to stay happy and sane.”

I Think You’re Wonderful’ is taken from Husky Loops debut album ‘I CAN’T EVEN SPEAK ENGLISH’ which is set for release on September 6th and follows on from their most recent single ‘Everyone Is Having Fun Fun Fun But Me’.

The album was produced by the band at Eastcote Studios in Kensal Road and is mixed by Spoon’s drummer and sound man, Jim Eno. The title ‘I CAN’T EVEN SPEAK ENGLISH’ is a tongue-in-cheek nod to their continental roots in divisive times. Pre-order HERE.

To celebrate the album release the band will play a very special pre album release party at Rye Wax (Peckham, London) on 15th August. The band playing the record in its entirety with guest appearances from Ten Dixon, SBK, MEI plus many more. Free entry. Doors at 8.30pm.

The album’s artwork, much like everything Husky Loops do, breaks the mold. Completely customisable and the first of its kind (to our knowledge), each album (vinyl, CD and digital) will come with a pen (physical or digital) to allow fans to interpret what the title means to them and create their own bespoke album cover.

Speaking about the concept behind it frontman and producer Danio explains, “We wanted to do something that could expand the concept of album artwork. We didn’t like the idea of just sticking to a single image, as the album is so diverse, and we wanted to really find a way to make our fans interact. So we started thinking of a customisable artwork, and straight away the marker idea came up. It fits the title, and it really gives everyone an opportunity to be creative. We wanted our debut album to be something that people could fully physically experience.“

The London trio, by way of Bologna, Italy recently made their US live debut, including multiple appearances at SXSW. In support of the album release they will head out on a UK and European headline tour in October 2019, including several dates at Bermondsey Social Club in London. Tickets on sale now from HERE

See Husky Loops live in October 2019:

9th – Jimmy’s, Manchester

10th – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham

11th – Blue Arrow, Glasgow

12th – Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds

16th – Bermondsey Social Club, London

17th – Bermondsey Social Club, London

19th – Joiners, Southampton

23rd – Molotow, Hamburg

24th – Maze Club, Berlin

26th – Rotown, Rotterdam

27th – Paradiso, Amsterdam

29th – Supersonic, Paris

30th – Kater, Zurich

Husky Loops find it hard to put a single label on themselves, but that is part of the charm. Each song takes on a unique framework that is informed by new and diverse experiences – the DNA of this band is an ever-changing and exciting prospect. One song will utilise the basslines from modern day hip-hop or the ambitious production usually saved for electronic music, with the next incorporating beats typically found in modern-jazz or even UK Garage.

Though the band first met in Bologna while playing in punk and “weird Italian rock bands”, it was a move to London nearly seven years ago that proved the catalyst for the birth of Husky Loops. Pietro (drums, samples) arrived first to study at the city’s iconic art-school St. Martins, with Danio (vocals, guitar and production) and Tommaso  (bass) soon arriving in Kilburn.

They’ve already released three perfectly formed EPs (a self-titled debut, ‘EP2’ and ‘Spool’) and a mixtape, toured with David Byrne, Sunflower Bean, The Kills, Placebo and Spoon, and had legendary photographer Rankin and equally legendary ballet dancer Sergei Polunin turn their track ‘Tempo’ into a unique visual art project.

2018 was an incredible year for the London based, Italian adventurers. They signed to super-producer Danger Mouse’s label, 30th Century Records, had their track “Every Time I Run”, featured on the FIFA 19 Soundtrack alongside the likes of Gorillaz and Childish Gambino, played a plethora of live shows from their own headline tour to festivals including; The Great Escape, Latitude, BlueDot, Y Not and Liverpool Sound City Reading & Leeds.

With over 60 plays at BBC Radio 1 including two ‘Track of the Weeks’ for ‘20 Blanks’ and ‘Girl Who Wants To Travel’, support from Annie Mac, Jack Saunders Mistajam, Huw Stephens, Abbey McCarthy, Phil Taggart and BBC Music Introducing plus a Huw Stephens Session Maida Vale, not to mention A listed at Amazing Radio and Amazing Radio Session and Radio X playlists for ‘Girl’ and ‘20 Blanks’.

Media support for Husky Loops comes by way of NME, Noisey, Nowness, The Line of Best Fit, Billboard, DIY, Dork, CLASH, Wonderland, Earmilk, Record of the day and many more.

Husky Loops debut album ‘I CAN’T EVEN SPEAK ENGLISH’ is out September 6th

Husky Loops are:

Danio Forni – vocals and guitar

Tommaso Medica – bass

Pietro Garrone – drums and samples

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twitter.com/HuskyLoops

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July 18th, 2019

Adam Green – Cheating on a Stanger

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Adam Green Shares Haunting Medieval “Cheating on a Stranger”

Watch / Listen: Adam Green – Cheating on a Stranger

Adam Green has shared his ominous new track/video for “Cheating on a Stranger”. The medieval-style video, directed by Pete Voelker, was filmed in another universe that Adam discovered. The song contains an eerie backup vocal by Florence Welch.

“The song is about finding yourself submerged in a wasteland, some kind of second-life where there are empty replacements for everything you knew. You try to embrace this new world, but the more you squeeze it, the more the air comes out”

Exploring the same themes as the upcoming album, Green is also releasing his first graphic novel, a psychedelic war epic called “War and Paradise” set in the colorful universe of his film “Adam Green’s Aladdin.” The graphic novel will be released concurrently with the album.


Adam Green is an artistic polymath — a songwriter, filmmaker, visual artist, and poet. As part of New York’s downtown antifolk scene at the end of the nineties, Green made up one half of The Moldy Peaches, who later enjoyed mainstream success via the 2007 Grammy-winning Juno soundtrack. As a solo artist, Green has recorded 10 albums, many of which have become cult hits. His songs have been performed by artists as diverse as The Libertines, Carla Bruni, Kelly Willis, Dean & Britta, and Will Oldham. His 2005 record Gemstones went Gold in Europe.

Green’s paintings and sculptures have been the subject of exhibitions in America, Asia and Europe, including a 2016 solo-show at the prestigious Fondation Beyeler Museum in Basel, Switzerland. Green first combined his visual aesthetic, psychedelic writings and musical compositions in the The Wrong Ferarri (2010), the first feature film shot entirely on an iPhone. The “screwball tragedy” was described by Rolling Stone magazine as “Fellini on Ketamine” and went on to feature in the curriculum of NYU’s Tisch Film School.

His second feature film, Adam Green’s Aladdin (2016) — an immersive fantasy film starring Macaulay Culkin, Natasha Lyonne, Alia Shawkat, Jack Dishel and Francesco Clemente and shot entirely on papier-mache sets — was described by Buzzfeed.com as “the trippiest movie ever made,” while RogerEbert.com called Aladdin “a movie that belongs inside a museum.”  An instant cult hit, the movie was screened theatrically in a midnight movie context, at over a hundred of Green’s concerts around the world, as well as the Andy Warhol Museum in Philadelphia.

After first publishing a bilingual volume of his poetry with Suhrkamp Verlag, Green’s newest book War and Paradise is a graphic novel that combines his lyrical and visual vocabulary. The satirical war epic is about the clash of humans with machines, the meeting of spirituality with singularity, and the bidirectional relationship between life and the afterlife.  Green’s 10th solo album, Engine of Paradise, is a musical exploration of these same themes. Recorded in Brooklyn, New York, by Loren Humphrey, the forthcoming album reimagines the baroque orchestral style of his early 2000s era records and features performances by James Richardson (MGMT), Florence Welch (Florence and the Machine) and Jonathan Rado (Foxygen).

TOUR DATES

All European dates with Jackie Cohen (Foxygen) opening

9/6/19 – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY
10/18/19 – CCA – Glasgow, UK
10/19/19 – Soup Kitchen – Manchester, UK
10/20/19 – Thekla – Bristol, UK
10/22/19 – EartH – London, UK
10/24/19 – Vooruit – Ghent, BE
10/25/19 – Gaite Lyrique – Paris, FR
10/26/19 – Melkweg (Upstairs) – Amsterdam, NL
10/28/19 – Stage Club – Hamburg, Germany
10/29/19 – BiNuu – Berlin, Germany
10/31/19 – Palace – St. Gallen, Germany
11/1/19 – Sommercasino – Basel, Switzerland
11/2/19 – La Romandie – Lausanne, Switzerland
11/3/19 – Papiersaal – Zurich, Switzerland
11/5/19 – Flex Halle – Vienna, Austria

 

 

 

 

June 28th, 2019

Waterstrider – Way Out EP

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Listen & Share: Waterstrider – Way Out

At one point or another, we all yearn for a fresh start, a clean slate. Yet few artists can empathize with that sentiment quite like the California indie rock project Waterstrider, whose Way Out EP arrives on the heels of a series of dramatic setbacks and disasters. Before writing the EP, frontman Nate Salman saw his home of Santa Barbara ravaged by fire and flood, had an infection in his heart that landed him in the ER, went through a painful breakup, and was even bitten by a potentially rabid bat. “When things hit hard, they hit really hard,” said Salman. Yet instead of being defeated, he took those experiences in stride, incorporating them into this dazzling and complex series of songs, which radiate hope and catharsis in equal measure.

While Waterstrider’s debut LP Nowhere Now (2016) and the Constellation EP (2011) were packed with exuberant polyrhythms and angular guitar figures alongside Salman’s soaring falsetto, Way Out invites listeners into shadowy soundscapes, permeated with rushes of sleek synths and kinetic percussion, that sync perfectly with its open-ended narratives.

While Salman demoed these five songs by himself, he completed them in collaboration with the London-based duo St. Francis Hotel, who add a dose of space-age gloss to the project. Largely eschewing the sunny guitar riffs of Waterstrider’s earlier work, tracks like “Weaker One” and the EP’s title track celebrate the lurching bounce of trip-hop, as well as the vast minor-key soundscapes of Mount Kimbie. Echoing the sparse arrangements of Joni Mitchell’s Hejira, closing track “Breed” strips down Way Out’s atmospheric touches, with Salman beginning the song backed only by a humid keyboard figure.

Throughout Way Out, Salman and his collaborators blend digital and acoustic instrumentation to thrilling effect. “I wanted Way Out to sound like a futuristic relic,” Salman explained. Nowhere is that more evident than on central track “In Circles,” in which Salman layers warm, pulsing synths with crunching drums and raspy veils of feedback into a disorienting sonic stew that reflect the multifaceted emotions threaded through the project.

Way Out considers a world renewed, and explores what it means to be an individual when everything familiar has disappeared from your life. Way Out is a manifestation of its own intentions; more than a mere reflection, it finds Nate Salman tapping into a new vein of his talent, with results that are as thrilling as they are unexpected.
 

June 14th, 2019

Alexandra Savior – Crying All The Time

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Listen & Share: Alexandra Savior – Crying All The Time

Alexandra Savior has signed with 30th Century Records and has shared a brand new single “Crying All The Time” on Forbes, her first new music since 2017’s “Belladonna of Sadness”. Produced by Sam Cohen (Kevin Morby), “The Archer” develops to dramatic effect Savior’s magnetic performance and songwriting. Cohen states “It’s really a joy to work with someone who’s got such a strong sense of melody and also such a strong sense of what she wants stylistically.”

When talking about the track Savior (full name, Alexandra Savior McDermott), who hails from Portland, Oregon, says “I wrote “Crying All The Time” on New Year’s Day 2018, I had moved back home to Portland after a rough relationship. After being dropped from my previous record label I started attending community college and about two weeks in 30th Century reached out and offered for me to go to NYC and have a new record produced by Sam Cohen. We spent about 3 weeks recording “The Archer” in his studio in Dumbo, Brooklyn, it felt very natural to work with Sam because he is an incredibly kind man, and incredibly talented musician and producer.”

 

Tour Dates (with Mini Mansions):
06/20 – Chop Suey – Seattle, Washington
06/21 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC.
06/22 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR.
06/24 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA.
06/26 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
06/27 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
06/28 – Terragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA