December 14th, 2017

THE BABE RAINBOW “MONKY DISCO” OFFICIAL VIDEO PREMIERE

Just released, the new video for “Monky Disco” by the Australian psychedelic warriors The Babe Rainbow. It’s a groove-filled, hypnotic odyssey of a track, and the video does it justice! Monky Disco: THE MOVIE was written and directed by the famed visual artist S.L.Kristofski & Babe Rainbow in conjunction with the Y.P.S.M.C (Young People’s Society of Music for Chameleons).

WATCH HERE

The dazzling video for “Monky Disco” comes on the heels of September’s release of the band’s debut, self-titled LP. Released on Danger Mouse’s, 30th Century Records. The Babe Rainbow was produced by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s psychedelic mastermind, Stu Mackenzie.

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“Their self-titled debut album is everything you could ask for from a left-of-center, nostalgia trip of a new band.” – Nylon

“Their fantastic debut album…compiles folk and psych-rock influences for one of the greatest ’60s homages in recent years.” – Entertainment Weekly

“…a bright, often charming journey into a melodic, kaleidoscopic world…” – Exclaim

 

You can watch videos for album tracks “Johny Says Stay Cool,” “Peace Blossom Boogy” and “Losing Something.” More information here and album stream here.

November 28th, 2017

NOWNESS PREMIERES DANIELE LUPPI & PARQUET COURTS (Feat. Karen O) PRETTY PRIZES VIDEO

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DANIELE LUPPI & PARQUET COURTS CONCEPT ALBUM MILANO FEATURING KAREN O OUT NOW

MILANO AVAILABLE ON DANGER MOUSE’S 30TH CENTURY RECORDS/COLUMBIA RECORDS

Nowness has today premiered the cinematic video for Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts Feat. Karen O song Pretty Prizes.  Watch it here:

 

 

Commissioned by Nowness, Pretty Prizes is directed by Barnaby Clay (TV On The Radio, Gnarls Barkley, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), stars French singer-songwriter, musician and actress, SoKo and is shot in Los Angeles.

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The song features Yeah Yeah Yeahs vocalist Karen O, and is taken from Italian musician Daniele Luppi and New York band Parquet Courts’ MILANO – a collaborative concept album inspired by mid-1980s Milan and the misfits, fashionistas, outsiders and artists of the city.  MILANO is out now on Danger Mouse’s label, 30th Century Records, and was recently included in Rough Trade’s top 20 Albums Of The Year.

 

Instigated by Producer and Artist Daniele Luppi, MILANO is a concept album, complete with songs that are fictionalized stories about misfits, fashionistas, outcasts and junkies in mid-1980s Milan.  To help deliver this vision of an emerging youth culture struggling to be heard amidst the rapid gentrification of the city, Luppi teamed up with New York band Parquet Courts and Yeah Yeah Yeah’s vocalist, Karen O, who features on several tracks.

 

MILANO tracklist:

 

SIDE A

Soul and Cigarette

Talisa (feat. Karen O)

Mount Napoleon

Flush (feat. Karen O)

Memphis Blues Again

 

SIDE B

Pretty Prizes (feat. Karen O)

The Golden Ones (feat. Karen O)

Lanza

Cafe Flesh

 

Watch Talisa featuring Karen O here: http://smarturl.it/TalisaVid

Watch Soul and Cigarette here: http://smarturl.it/SoulCigaretteVid

Watch Mount Napoleon here: http://smarturl.it/MountNapoleonVid

 

MILANO can easily be seen as the final volume of Luppi’s Italian album trilogy, sealing an expansive love letter to his homeland’s famed arts and culture. Whereas his last two records, An Italian Story and Rome, pay homage to iconic grooves by The Marc 4 and soaring Spaghetti Western-era film scores, Luppi’s newest effort examines the gritty 1980’s New York Punk scene and its influence on Milanese music, fashion, and high-art.

 

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About 30th Century Records: 

Since launching in December 2015 with the release of 30th Century Records Compilation, Volume I, Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Records, the imprint in collaboration with Columbia Records, has already built an impressive roster, releasing albums by Autolux, Sam Cohen, Maybird, Big Search, Dams of The West, Grandaddy, The Babe Rainbow and most recently Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts.  Additional projects include the ambitious accompanying soundtrack for the acclaimed Amazon Original Series “The Man In The High Castle,” Resistance Radio: The Man In The High Castle Album which features everyone from Beck, Michael Kiwanuka, The Shins, Sharon Van Etten, + more, all covering songs from the early 1960s, and Music From The Motion Picture Baby Driver, the 30-song soundtrack for Edgar Wright’s blockbuster, music-laden film featuring gems from almost every genre and spanning across multiple decades, which also included an original song by Danger Mouse, Chase Me – featuring Run The Jewels and Big Boi.

November 28th, 2017

BABY DRIVER SOUNDTRACK NOMINATED FOR 2 GRAMMYS

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Baby Driver has garnered two Grammy Award Nominations: Best Rap Song for “Chase Me” and Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.

 

The 30-song soundtrack for Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver features gems from almost every musical genre and spanning across multiple decades. Music From The Motion Picture Baby Driver  was released on June 23 via Award-winning producer and artist Danger Mouse’s Columbia Records imprint 30th Century Records. The soundtrack is available both physically as a two LP and two CD set, as well as digitally across all retailers.

 

Watch the video for Danger Mouse’s “Chase Me” featuring Run The Jewels and Big Boi here.

 

 

60th Annual Grammy® Nominations

 

Best Rap Song

Chase Me –  Judah Bauer, Brian Burton, Hector Delgado, Jaime Meline, Antwan Patton, Michael Render, Russell Simins & Jon Spencer, songwriters (Danger Mouse Featuring Run The Jewels & Big Boi)
Track from: Baby Driver (Music From The Motion Picture)

 

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

Baby Driver –  (Various Artists)

 

 

November 24th, 2017

Danger Mouse “Chase Me” – Record Store Day 12″ Vinyl

Danger Mouse’s single “Chase Me” with Run The Jewels and Big Boi is out now on vinyl. Find it now at your local independent record store.

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November 17th, 2017

THE BABE RAINBOW SHARE JONO MA (JAGWAR MA) REMIX OF “MONKY DISCO” + ANNOUNCE 2018 UK & EUROPEAN HEADLINE TOUR

 

Get the Remix

 

SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM OUT NOW ON

30TH CENTURY RECORDS / COLUMBIA RECORDS

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How to make “Monky Disco”

Take a dozen of golden pippins; pare them nicely and take out the core with a small penknife, pop them into some water with 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg and let them be well scalded. Garnish with cinnamon and lemon-peel cut fine. You must take care that your pippins aren’t split.

 

So advise Australia’s The Babe Rainbow who today reveal a remix of their track “Monky Disco” by Jono Ma from Jagwar Ma.

 

LISTEN to “Monky Disco (Jono Ma Dub Mix)”

 

“Monky Disco” is off the band’s debut self titled album, released this fall via Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Records/Columbia Records.  Around its release The Babe Rainbow shared magical videos for album tracks “Peace Blossom Boogy,” “Losing Something,” and “Johny Says Stay Cool.”

In support of The Babe Rainbow LP the band toured North America playing to packed houses from coast to coast including a sold-out stop at Brooklyn‘s Baby’s All Right and a much-talked-about slot at the Desert Daze Festival.  With today’s remix they announce dates for a 2018 headline UK tour followed by European shows – all dates below.

The seeds of The Babe Rainbow were sown when Jack “Cool-Breeze” and Angus Darling The Hothouse Flower started a songwriting partnership at high school, but the band didn’t fully-bloom until late in 2015 when, travelling through France, the duo met Venezuelan pianist Lu-Lu-Felix Domingo and became a trio. The band has previously released a self-titled EP featuring the single “Secret Enchanted Broccoli Forest.”

Recorded in “magicland” Byron Bay where the band is based, and produced by Stu Mackenzie of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, The Babe Rainbow’s first LP is a think piece, stories from the dreamtime, all the colors of the rainbow. Expect timeless swirling sounds and endless good vibes.

“Their self-titled debut album is everything you could ask for from a left-of-center, nostalgia trip of a new band.” – Nylon

“Their fantastic debut album…compiles folk and psych-rock influences for one of the greatest ’60s homages in recent years.” – Entertainment Weekly

“…a bright, often charming journey into a melodic, kaleidoscopic world…” – Exclaim

Order The Babe Rainbow HERE

 

UK AND EUROPE TOUR

 

February 16 – Southampton, UK / Heartbreakers

February 17 – Manchester, UK  /  Night and Day

February 18 – Nottingham, UK / The Bodega

February 19 – Glasgow, UK /  Broadcast

February 22 – London, UK /  Scala

February 23 – Paris, FR /  Les Eetoiles Theatre

February 24 – Groningen, NL /  Vera

February 25 – Haarlem, NL  /  Patronaat

February 27 – Berlin, DE / Bi Nuu

February 28 – Dresden, DE / Ostpol

March 1 – Munich, DE /  Unter Deck

March 2 – Zurich, CH / Gonzo

March 3 – Bern, CH / Isc

 

October 27th, 2017

DANIELE LUPPI & PARQUET COURTS CONCEPT ALBUM MILANO FEATURING KAREN O OUT NOW

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 MILANO AVAILABLE ON DANGER MOUSE’S

30TH CENTURY RECORDS/COLUMBIA RECORDS

 

 

“The smooth Americana of Milano is a far cry from the soulful melodies of Daniele Luppi’s last collaborative project Rome, and presents the ideal melting pot for the influence of both the brash musicianship of Parquet Courts and fellow collaborator Karen O’s forceful vocals.” – The 405

 

 

Producer and artist, Daniele Luppi, has released his album MILANO on Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Records. MILANO is a concept album, complete with songs that are fictionalized stories about misfits, fashionistas, outcasts and junkies in mid-1980s Milan. Daniele teamed up with Parquet Courts and Yeah Yeah Yeah’s vocalist, Karen O, to help deliver his vision of an emerging youth culture struggling to be heard amidst the rapid gentrification of old Milan.

 

MILANO can be streamed at purchased at all digital retailers here:  http://smarturl.it/MILANOalbum

 

NPR, who streamed MILANO as part of their first listen programs, raves “Luppi enlivens MILANO‘s arrangements with playful flourishes, adding bells (“Mount Napoleon”), synths (“Lanza”) and skronky saxophone solos (“Cafe Flesh”). The result is unlike anything we’ve come to know in Luppi’s distinctively swooning music.”

 

MILANO tracklist:

 

SIDE A

SOUL AND CIGARETTE

TALISA (feat. Karen O)

MOUNT NAPOLEON

FLUSH (feat. Karen O)

MEMPHIS BLUES AGAIN

 

SIDE B

PRETTY PRIZES (feat. Karen O)

THE GOLDEN ONES (feat. Karen O)

LANZA

CAFÉ FLESH

 

Standout tracks from MILANO include Daniele & Parquet Courts “Soul and Cigarette” a jaunty, springy tune that belies its more sinister, saddened backstory of artistic struggle, as well as “Talisa” featuring Karen O, an electric track that serves as a love letter to Talisa Soto, a celebrated model, actress and close friend and muse of Gianni Versace. This is also rounded out by the flirty “Mount Napoleon”.

 

Watch “Talisa” featuring Karen O here: http://smarturl.it/TalisaVid

Watch “Soul and Cigarette” here: http://smarturl.it/SoulCigaretteVid

Watch “Mount Napoleon” here: http://smarturl.it/MountNapoleonVid

 

 

 

MILANO can easily be seen as the final volume of Luppi’s Italian album trilogy, sealing an expansive love letter to his homeland’s famed arts and culture. Whereas his last two records, An Italian Story and Rome, pay homage to iconic grooves by The Marc 4 and soaring Spaghetti Western Era film scores, Luppi’s newest effort examines the gritty 1980’s New York Punk scene and its influence on Milanese music, fashion, and high-art.

 

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About 30th Century Records

 

Since launching in December 2015 with the release of 30th Century Records Compilation, Volume I, Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Records, the imprint in collaboration with Columbia Records, has already built an impressive roster, releasing albums by Autolux, Sam Cohen, Maybird, Dams of The West (featuring Vampire Weekend drummer Chris Tomson), and the album Last Place by Grandaddy. The most recent project for the Label and Danger Mouse was the ambitious accompanying soundtrack for the acclaimed Amazon Original Series “The Man InThe High Castle,” Resistance Radio: The Man In The High Castle Album which features everyone from Beck, Michael Kiwanuka, The Shins, Sharon Van Etten, + more, all covering songs from the early 1960s.

 

October 20th, 2017

NPR Music First Listen: Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts, ‘MILANO’

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Check out the full feature and the outstanding review HERE

“For all of MILANO‘s raw edge, Luppi enlivens MILANO‘s arrangements with playful flourishes, adding bells (“Mount Napoleon”), synths (“Lanza”) and skronky saxophone solos (“Cafe Flesh”). The result is unlike anything we’ve come to know in Luppi’s distinctively swooning music. Some musical pairings make sense immediately, if not predictably, on paper and in execution; others may initially seem like an odd match and take time to win you over. While this is Daniele Luppi’s vision, it truly delivers when Parquet Courts and Karen O are left to run amok in the world he’s built. After hearing these songs come to life, it’s hard to imagine them in anyone else’s hands.” – NPR Music

“The members of Parquet Courts do what they do best. The band . . .invigorates each track with lean urgency, thanks to jagged guitars and scrappy improvisations that build to cacophony.” – NPR Music

“The album kicks into high gear when Karen O shows up and cuts loose in a variety of personas” – NPR Music

October 13th, 2017

GRANDADDY RELEASE ‘THINGS ANYWAY’ EP

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Grandaddy release a new EP, Things Anyway, today, Friday, October 13 on Danger Mouse’s 30th Century/Columbia Records.  The EP’s four tracks are demos and live recordings, all taken from the band’s Last Place album campaign, which includes a demo version of “The Boat Is In the Barn,” as well as performances from the WFUV studios and the KUTX SXSW event. Last Place was released this past spring on 30th Century Records / Columbia.  Today they share “The Boat Is In The Barn” (Home Piano Demo) which is now available to share/post.

 

LISTEN to”The Boat Is In The Barn” (Home Piano Demo)

 

The full track listing for Things Anyway EP is:

 

1) “The Boat is in the Barn” (Home Piano Demo)

2) “This is the Part” (Live and Hungover at WFUV)

3) “Way We Won’t” (Live at KUTX)

4) “Brush With The Wild” (Way Out West Demo)

 

Download and stream Things Anyway EP

 

Last Place, is a perfect addition to Grandaddy’s celebrated, critically-acclaimed catalogue, that includes their breakthrough sophomore album, Sophtware Slump, and their debut, Under the Western Freeway. It’s a symphonic swirl of lo-fi sonics and mile-high harmonies, found sounds and electronics-gone-awry mingling with perfect, power pop guitar tones. Lytle‘s voice sounds as warm and intimate as ever, giving graceful levity to the doomsday narratives that have dominated the Grandaddy output.

 

Praise for Grandaddy

“It won’t come as a shock that Grandaddy’s new album, Last Place, feels exactly like, well, old Grandaddy, in the best possible way.” – NPR

 

“The tracks veer stylistically, but always stay close to the group’s indie-rock sensibility which often pairs thoughtful lyrics with charming, sing-along melodies.” – Relix

 

“After a decade-long hiatus, the band is as sure of its footing as ever.” – Consequence of Sound

 

“Last Place is not only one of the band’s best LPs, it’s also Lytle’s most personal.” – Magnet

 

“It’s a gorgeous collection of songs that opens with Lytle living on the roof of a big box store and asking why he would ever move, wryly blending his personal history with surreal images of phony ecosystems. Last Place stands among the best Grandaddy records…” – NY Observer

 

 

Find Grandaddy here:

 www.grandaddymusic.com

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October 10th, 2017

30th Century Records & Desert Daze Festival present: DESERT DAZE OFFICIAL WRAP PARTY 2017

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30th Century Records and Desert Daze present

DESERT DAZE OFFICIAL WRAP PARTY 2017
feat.
The Babe Rainbow
Maybird
Big Search

*this is a free event subject to capacity*
please email rsvpDDwrap@gmail.com to reserve entry

https://www.facebook.com/events/121100115241617

October 5th, 2017

Watch Daniele Luppi’s video for “Mount Napoleon” ft. Parquet Courts