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

October 3rd, 2017

Daniele Luppi & Parquet Courts ‘Talisa’ feat. Karen O Video

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.

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September 29th, 2017

Palo Duro: Ryou Cannon

Palo Duro’s Ryou Cannon is available everywhere today! Download/Listen now.
http://smarturl.it/RyouCannon

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.

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September 6th, 2017

Daniele Luppi, Parquet Courts: Talisa – Karen O

Listen to Daniele Luppi, Parquet Courts Talisa feat. Karen O everywhere today.
http://smarturl.it/Talisa

“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.”

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The song is available on the album MILANO out 10/27.
http://smarturl.it/MILANOalbum

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