October 10th, 2017
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October 3rd, 2017
Italian producer Daniele Luppi and New York band Parquet Courts’ have teamed up for collaborative album, MILANO, out 27th Oct on Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Records. The LP is inspired by mid-1980s Milan, with songs about misfits, fashionistas, outsiders and artists of the city, set against the backdrop of culture and creativity struggling to survive amidst rapid gentrification.
Ahead of MILANO‘s release comes the Diego Araujo-directed video for barnstorming lead single, Talisa featuring Yeah Yeah Yeahs vocalist Karen O. The quirky clip is a homage to the memorable photoshoot scene in retro British-Italian film, Blow Up, whilst the song itself – written by Luppi and Karen O – is a love letter to Talisa Soto, a celebrated model, actress and close friend and muse of Gianni Versace.
Luppi says of the video:
“After my initial input and references, mostly the amazing photographer plus models scene in Antonioni’s Blow Up, I let Diego do his thing, the only caveat being I wanted to feel like we where in 1980s Milan. Something seemingly quite out of reach since he was shooting in Quito, Ecuador – but he pulled it off: he found an Alfa Romeo collector, he created a Milanese subway sign and he stole the 25 year-old Betacams from the University of Cinema for the weekend shoot… Hopefully nobody will ever find out…”
Karen O adds:
“When Daniele brought up the indulgent Milan, 80’s fashion scene as an inspiration I immediately started scrolling through all the supermodels from back then and Talisa Soto stuck out as the best sounding name, I’ve always wanted to write a song with a woman’s name as the chorus and Talisa had that hook about it.”
MILANO is the unofficial sequel to Luppi and Danger Mouse’s 2011 album Rome, an epic ode to Italian film scores co-starring Norah Jones and Jack White.
September 29th, 2017
Palo Duro’s Ryou Cannon is available everywhere today! Download/Listen now.
Austin based Palo Duro releases their much-anticipated LP Ryou Cannon today via 30th Century Records. With backing support from Danger Mouse who hand picked Ryou Cannon for the label, the LP is a range of slick rock with a true indie spirit. The songs play around with a variety of scaling guitars and composition, and the lyrics dig deep into a transitional period of time in his personal life with smooth vocals and polished sounds.
September 6th, 2017
Listen to Daniele Luppi, Parquet Courts Talisa feat. Karen O everywhere today.
“Talisa” featuring Karen O is a love letter to Talisa Soto, the model and actress who was a dear friend and muse of revered designer Gianni Versace. Celebrated for her model-esque figure and striking beauty, Talisa appeared in numerous Versace ad campaigns at the height of the brand’s fabled existence. Talisa’s comely face was regularly plastered on billboards across Milan and she was a steady presence on the catwalks during Milan Fashion Week.
Says Daniele, “For Talisa’s lyrics, Karen and I dreamed up a fantasy photoshoot, a la Antonioni’s Blow Up. We imagined a scenario where Talisa is on set in a fantastical couture creation and Gianni himself is the photographer. We wanted to capture the excitement, vibrancy and fast lane life of Milano in the 80s, draped in fashion and models, as cliché as that may seem.”
The song is available on the album MILANO out 10/27.
September 1st, 2017
THE BABE RAINBOW (AUS) SHARE VIDEO FOR “JOHNY SAYS STAY COOL” PREMIERE VIA NYLON
DEBUT SELF-TITLED ALBUM OUT TODAY, SEPTEMBER 1
VIA 30TH CENTURY/COLUMBIA
NEW TOUR DATES ADDED TO FALL TOUR SCHEDULE INCLUDING
BROOKLYN’S BABY’S ALL RIGHT + DESERT DAZE FESTIVAL
The Babe Rainbow’s (AUS) debut self-titled album is out today, September 1 via 30th Century Records/Columbia Records. The album was produced by Stu Mackenzie from King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. Listen and download The Babe Rainbow here: http://smarturl.it/thebaberainbow.
The band will be touring North America in October with dates kicking off October 5 at Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right. The tour also takes them to The Echoplex in Los Angeles on October 17 and concludes in Tofino, BC on October 27. The Babe Rainbow (AUS) have also added more dates in the U.K. and Europe, see below for all dates. The band was last in the U.S. in March supporting Allah-Las and played to packed rooms that included stops at New York City’s Webster Hall, Chicago’s Thalia Hall and The Mohawk in Austin, TX.
The seeds of The Babe Rainbow (AUS) were sown when Jack “Cool-Breeze” and Angus Darling The Hothouse Flower started a songwriting partnership in middle 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 BABE RAINBOW (AUS) ON TOUR:
9/4/17 Brighton, UK Hope & the Ruin
9/5/17 Birmingham, UK Hare and Hounds
9/6/17 London, UK Moth Club –– SOLD OUT
9/8/17 Mainz, Germany Schon schön
9/9/17 Leffinge-Middelkerke, Belgium Leffingeleuren Festival
9/11/17 Leipzig, Germany Ilses Erika
9/12/17 Berlin, Germany Berghain / Kantine
9/13/17 Hamburg Germany Molotow
9/14/17 Cologne, Germany Bumann & Sohn
9/16/17 Biarritz, France Biarritz Festival
9/18/17 Paris, France L’Espace B
9/19/17 Zurich, Switzerland Mascotte
9/20/17 Geneva, Switzerland L’Ecurie
9/22/17 Paradiso, Amsterdam Indiestad
9/23/17 Normandy, France Rock The Barn Festival
9/25/17 London, UK Rough Trade Records – Instore
9/27/17 London, UK Shakewell Arms
9/30/17 Mexico City, Mexico Pysche Out Festival
10/5/17 New York, NY Baby’s All Right
10/8/17 Indianapolis, IN Square Cat Vinyl Store
10/9/17 Nashville, TN The Basement
10/10/17 Atlanta, GA 529
10/11/17 New Orleans, LA Castillo Blanco
10/12/17 Austin, TX Hotel Vegas
10/13/17 El Paso, TX Monarch
10/15/17 Joshua Tree, CA Desert Daze Festival
10/17/17 Los Angeles, CA The Echoplex
10/18/17 Las Vegas, NV Beauty Bar
10/19/17 San Diego, CA Blonde Bar
10/21/17 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
10/23/17 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
10/24/17 Seattle, WA Sunset Tavern
10/25/17 Vancouver, BC The Cobalt
10/26/17 Whistler, BC Garabaldi Lift Co.
10/27/17 Tofino, BC Legion
August 25th, 2017
Palo Duro premieres song “True Fade” on What Youth
Full LP Ryou Cannon out September 29th on 30th Century Records
Produced by Sam Cohen
“Inspired by the late great William Onyeabor, Palo Duro’s “Darken The Glow” sounds locked into Arcade Fire’s recent groove, matching complex beats to a sky-reaching chorus.”
“Surrounded by an ethereal haze of guitars and billowing bass lines, Michael J. Winningham’s bittersweet vocals simmer as he croons over an ’80s-era snare”
Austin based- Palo Duro releases newest single “True Fade,” a synth and bass heavy tune inspired by Suicide, off their forthcoming LP Ryou Cannon out September 29, on 30th Century Records (Danger Mouse). The bright pulsating sounds of “True Fade” paired with Michael Winningham’s smooth vocals is truly a treat that both Sam Cohen and Winningham have stirred up and will leave the listener in harmonious bliss.
Winningham talks about the very early stages of “True Fade” back to when he and Cohen first recorded the song.
“True Fade was one of the first songs Sam Cohen and I wrote and recorded for this record. Most of the sessions took place in a crazy studio near Wimberley, about one hour outside of Austin. They had a nice piano though and the owner used to play with Peter Rowan. We slept in a converted chapel and played intense games of tetherball after our sessions. They even had weddings out there sometimes…
I think “True Fade” has a kind of Suicide-esque pulse. The looping guitar played by a mallet and the vocal accents were ideas that began a certain willingness to let these songs go anywhere. Sam and I had a high tolerance to just let ideas emerge and try them. Dan Molad (of Lucius) mixed this song and added to the essence. Very happy to release it into the world.”
Previously known for fronting the band Gold Beach, Palo Duro’s Michael J. Winningham has created a pulsating, technicolor universe with Palo Duro. A project that began in July 2012, Michael reached out to his childhood friend, producer Sam Cohen (Kevin Morby, Benjamin Booker) to continue work on a new Gold Beach record. At 16 years old, Sam helped Michael arrange his first song at a house party in Houston TX. Fast forward many years later and this creative synergy proved to be strong—Instantly, in the studio, exciting and bold ideas emerged. Collaboration and endless possibilities informed the arrangements between Sam, Michael, and keyboardist Carlos Orozco, and a new spirit was born. This was no longer Gold Beach.
After two years, multiple cities, a rotation of musicians and 23 songs later the music was introduced in the summer of 2016 to 30th Century Records founder Danger Mouse, and plans began to release the music.
August 18th, 2017
DANIELE LUPPI & PARQUET COURTS TO RELEASE CONCEPT ALBUM MILANO FEATURING KAREN O
MILANO TO BE RELEASED ON DANGER MOUSE’S
30TH CENTURY RECORDS/COLUMBIA RECORDS
First track “Soul and Cigarette” from Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts Available Now; Watch Video Here
Emmy nominated Italian composer, producer and artist, Daniele Luppi, will release his album MILANO on Danger Mouse’s Columbia Records imprint 30th Century Records on October 27th. 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.
The first offering from MILANO is Daniele & Parquet Courts “Soul and Cigarette” released today. The jaunty, springy tune belies its more sinister, saddened backstory of artistic struggle.
Says Andrew Savage of Parquet Courts, “’Soul and Cigarette’ is a tribute to Alda Merini, one of Milan and Italy’s most renowned poets, yet unfortunately not as heralded internationally. I was reading her and trying to imagine Milan as she saw and experienced it. Her story is one of great suffering and her verse is often quite painful, an important juxtaposition from the cosmopolitan Milan we associate with luxury and excess”.
The video, which premiered on Pitchfork, is directed by Daniele, and based on artwork created by Andrew Savage of Parquet Courts, featuring photos from the archive of artist Peter Shire. Shire is one of the artists from the original Memphis Group art collective, whose bold works and sculptural furniture are the major visual influence for MILANO.
Regarding the video, Daniele Luppi notes, “Every picture featured in the video has a deep meaning to me. Peter took photos of the most iconic and visual striking things happening in Milan in the 1980s and seeing these images again evoked a myriad of emotions, I couldn’t believe he photographed the same places and things I experienced as a teen in the city.”
Purchase and stream “Soul and Cigarette” here: http://smarturl.it/SoulCigarette
Watch visuals for “Soul and Cigarette” here: http://smarturl.it/SoulCigaretteVid
See Pitchfork premiere here: http://smarturl.it/SoulCigaretteP4K
MILANO is the unofficial follow up to Luppi and Danger Mouse’s 2011 album Rome, a love letter to classic Italian film scores, with Jack White and Norah Jones. More details on MILANO including track list and pre-order, will be announced in the coming weeks; fans should watch MILANOALBUM.COM for more information.
July 24th, 2017
MAYBIRD ANNOUNCE FALL TOUR DATES SUPPORTING PORTUGAL. THE MAN AND THE BABE RAINBOW
TO PERFORM BRYANT PARK’S EMERGING MUSIC FESTIVAL – AUGUST 19TH
UNRAVELING EP OUT NOW ON 30TH CENTURY RECORDS / COLUMBIA RECORDS
Last month, Maybird released their sophomore EP Unraveling on Danger Mouse’s label 30th Century Records. The Patrick Carney-produced record received praise from Entertainment Weekly, DIY Magazine, The Wild Honey Pieand more. Stream/purchase Unraveling EP here.
Today, Maybird are excited to announce a run of Fall tour dates with Portugal. The Man and label mates The Babe Rainbow. Maybird will also appear at Bryant Park’s annual Emerging Music Festival on August 19th with a September residency at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory also announced. A full rundown of all tour dates can be found below.
More on Maybird:
Fusing expansive psychedelia with evocative roots rock accents, Maybird are originally from Rochester, New York. The group was formed by Josh Netsky, a singer and songwriter who released four independent albums and performed frequently on the East Coast. Josh had a fluid band lineup for years, with guitarist Sam Snyder the sole constant. One night when Sam was unable to play a gig, Netsky called upon guitarist Kurt Johnson to fill in. Both guitarists ended up able to perform, along with drummer and brother Adam Netsky and Maybird was born.
In 2013, Maybird made their recording debut with an ambitious independent album, Down and Under. As Maybird developed a following on the East Coast, they were approached by producer Danger Mouse, who had heard and enjoyed the record. Danger Mouse asked Maybird to sign with his new label, 30th Century Records, and the group’s first project for 30th Century, the EP Turning Into Water, was released in April 2016.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
8/19 – Emerging Music Festival @ Bryant Park – New York, NY
9/14 – Knitting Factory Residency – Brooklyn, NY
9/21 – Knitting Factory Residency – Brooklyn, NY
9/28 – Knitting Factory Residency – Brooklyn, NY
10/2 – Castle Theatre – Bloomington, IL *
10/3 – Minglewood Hall – Memphis, TN *
10/9 – The Basement – Nashville, TN +
10/12 – Hotel Vegas – Austin, TX +
10/13 – Monarch – El Paso, TX +
10/17 – Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA +
10/18 – Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV +
10/19 – Blonde Bar – San Diego, CA +
10/24 – Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY *
10/25 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ *
10/26 – The Ritz – Raleigh, NC *
10/27 – The Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC *
* w/ Portugal. The Man
+ w/ The Babe Rainbow
Unraveling EP Tracklisting
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Keep in Line
Bluebird Flew Away
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July 24th, 2017
THE BABE RAINBOW
Debut Self-Titled Album To Be Released September 1 Via 30th Century Records/Columbia
October North American Tour Dates Confirmed – Kicks Off At Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right + Includes Desert Daze Festival Slot
Band Reveals “Johny Says Stay Cool”
The Babe Rainbow – who hail from Australia – will release their debut self-titled album on September 1 via 30th Century Records/Columbia. The album was produced by Eric Moore from King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. Today they reveal the blissful “Johny Says Stays Cool” which will transport you back to the grooves of the 1960s yet with a modern dreamy twist.
The Babe Rainbow will be touring North America in October with dates kicking off October 5 at Brooklyn‘s Baby’s All Right. The tour also takes them to The Echoplex in Los Angeles on October 17 and concludes in Whistler, BC on October 26. All dates listed below (including UK and Europe) with more to be confirmed. The band were last in the US in March supporting Allah-La’s and played to packed rooms that included stops at New York City’s Webster Hall, Chicago’s Thalia Hall and The Mohawk in Austin, TX.
The seeds of The Babe Rainbow were sown when Jack “Cool-Breeze” and Angus Darling The Hothouse Flower started a song writing partnership in middle 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 Babe Rainbow have already shared the magical “Peace Blossom Boogy” and the album’s teaser track “Losing Something.” The band has previously released a self-titled EP featuring the single “Secret Enchanted Broccoli Forest.”
The Babe Rainbow on tour
Sept 4 – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton, Uk
Sept 5 – The Hare and Hounds, Birmingham, UK
Sept 6 – Moth Club, London, Uk
Sept 8 – schon schön, Mainz, Germany
Sept 9 – Leffingeleuren Festival, Leffinge-Middelkerke , Belgium
Sept 11 – Ilses Erika ,Leipzig , Germany
Sept 12 – Berghain / Kantine, Berlin, Germany
Sept 13 – Molotow, Hamburg Germany
Sept14 – Bumann & Sohn, Cologne, Germany
Sept16 – Biarritz Festival, France
Sept 18 – L’Espace B, Paris , France
Sept19 – Mascotte, Zurich, Switzerland
Sept 20 – L’Ecurie, Geneva, Switzerland
Sept 22 – Indiestad @ Paradiso, Amsterdam
Oct 5 – Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY
Oct 9 – The Basement – Nashville, TN
Oct 12 – Hotel Vegas – Austin, TX
Oct 13- Monarch – El Paso, TX
Oct 15 – Desert Daze Festival – Joshua Tree, CA
Oct 17 – The Echoplex -Los Angeles, CA
Oct 18 – Blonde Bar – San Diego,CA
Oct 19 – Beauty Bar – Las Vegas, NV
Oct 21 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
Oct 23 – Sunset Tavern – Seattle, WA
Oct 25 – The Cobalt – Vancouver, BC
Oct 26 – Garabaldi – Whistler, BC