YVES TUMOR NEW SINGLE “NOID” OUT NOW

July 25th, 2018

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TORONTO, ON – July 25, 2018 -  Yves Tumor? Try to unravel, and the dimensions and personas spill out like the cracked and warped contents of a grotesquely beautiful matryoshka doll. A gothic soundscape auteur? Details are scant, so the music does most of the talking… except the scarce occasion when Yves offers a few words: “A lot of people are confused about my actual whereabouts, but that’s OK,” posited in a rare interview from last year.

To see Yves Tumor step upon a stage is to be thrashed by a howling cyberpunk fiend – yet filter the recorded output and be treated to a kaleidoscopic union of classic songwriting and lobotomized sound experiments.  The duality unveils subtly but hints and images can be parsed from music and lyrics, giving that impression that on experience and listen it just might be possible that everything will come perfectly into focus.

This huge and contorted pop masterpiece called ‘Noid’ is diabolically rowdy, yet absolute in it’s crepuscular message of contemporary dread. It also seems the perfect place to start……

LISTEN NOW 

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HEAR NEW IDLES TRACK “SAMARITANS”

July 25th, 2018

 

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TORONTO, ON – July 25, 2018 -  IDLES have shared a searing takedown of toxic masculinity entitled “Samaritans,” along with music video (directed by Theo Watkins) that compiles archival clips skewing traditional masculine imagery. Fader called the track “one of their most confrontational songs to date,” listen/watch here and feel free to share: https://youtu.be/si2pZRifgIo

Speaking to the song’s message, frontman Joe Talbot says:

There’s been a long line of bullshit that has pushed men into a corner, where simple masking becomes a trope of masculinity and a catalyst for insanity. What we wear, what we eat, what razor we use, high performance chewing gum, go faster shampoo, how we treat women, how we treat ourselves, how we die. I truly believe that masculinity has gone from an evolution of cultural praxis to a disease. I wanted to encourage a conversation about gender roles by writing this song.

“Samaritans” is off IDLES’ upcoming LP Joy as an Act of Resistance. – out 8/31 on Partisan and mixed by Nick Launay and Adam “Atom” Greenspan (Arcade Fire, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kate Bush). Last week Greg Kot of Sound Opinions featured another album highlight, pro-immigration anthem “Danny Nedelko,“ while calling the band “one of the great forthcoming bands in the world because of what they’re saying in their songs and how they’re saying it.”

IDLES will tour the US for the first time ever this fall, and they’ll be coming north for a few Canadian dates including Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. North American dates below, Full routing here: https://www.idlesband.com/

IDLES 2018 North American Tour
Sep 14 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
Sep 16 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
Sep 17 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
Sep 18 – Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount
Sep 20 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Sep 22 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg *SOLD OUT
Sep 24 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
Sep 25 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
Sep 27 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Sep 28 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt
Sep 29 – St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill Duck Room
Oct 1 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
Oct 4 – Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw Theatre
Oct 5 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
Oct 6 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern *SOLD OUT
Oct 8 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Oct 10 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom

 

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ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER DEBUTS TWO NEW VIDEOS FOR “THE STATION” AND “WE’LL TAKE IT”

July 23rd, 2018

THE STATION EP FEATURING THREE NEW OPN SONGS & EXCLUSIVE WE’LL TAKE IT VINYL 12″ & T-SHIRT BUNDLE OUT JULY 27

UPCOMING LIVE MYRIAD SHOWS AT LA’S DISNEY CONCERT HALL, TOKYO & PARIS, WITH NEWLY ADDED DATES AT RED BULL MUSIC FESTIVAL BERLIN & ROUNDHOUSE IN LONDON

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TORONTO, ON – July 23, 2018 - Today, Oneohtrix Point Never (Daniel Lopatin) releases two new videos for “The Station” and “We’ll Take It” ahead of the release of The Station EP and exclusive We’ll Take It 12″ (out July 27th). Lopatin describes these works as “two tales from the excess/bondage cusp.”

Watch the video for ‘The Station’ – directed and animated by Daylen Seu, known for her work with Jeff Witscher on “GAWI” as well as collaborations with Why Be, Musica Jao, and DDOOGG Experimental-Comics Press – here: https://opn.lnk.to/Station-videoPR

 

The video for “We’ll Take It” – directed by longtime OPN collaborator Nate Boyce and Last Renaissance -  includes elements of characters by Boyce that were also featured in live visuals for Oneohtrix Point Never’s acclaimed MYRIAD performances. Watch the video for ‘We’ll Take It” here: https://opn.lnk.to/WTI-videoPR

 

These videos follow the acclaimed release of Oneohtrix Point Never’s Age Of - deemed “an absolutely necessary front-to-back listen” by The Fader and “brain-bending” by Rolling Stone - and OPN’s immersive, sold-out MYRIAD concerts at NYC’s Park Avenue Armory and The Barbican in London. After garnering rave reviews from The New York Times and a rare Five-Star live review from The Guardian, OPN continues to take his MYRIAD concertscape to new cities, with shows upcoming at Los Angeles’ prestigious Disney Concert Hall, Tokyo’s O-East and Paris’ 104 Centquatre. OPN has also added new dates at Red Bull Music Festival Berlin on September 20th and at the hallowed Roundhouse in London on March 8th 2018. Myriad At The Roundhouse will see the next evolution of the incredible live performance, with special guests to be announced, and more. Tickets will be on sale from Friday July 27th.

 

VIDEO CREDITS:

‘The Station’ -

MUSIC BY: Oneohtrix Point Never

DIRECTED AND ANIMATED BY: Daylen Seu

POST-PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: Eno Swinnen

 

‘We’ll Take It’ -

MUSIC BY: Oneohtrix Point Never

DIRECTED BY: Nate Boyce and Last Renaissance

CONCEPT BY: Oneohtrix Point Never and Nate Boyce

 

THE STATION EP (Digital, Streaming)

TheStation

1. The Station

2. Monody

3. Blow by Blow

4. Trance 1

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WE’LL TAKE IT EP (12″)

 WellTakeIt

A1 We’ll Take It

A2 Monody

AA1 Blow by Blow

AA2 Trance 1

(Download hi-res art)

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Age Of Tracklist

  01 Age Of

  02 Babylon

  03 Manifold

  04 The Station

  05 Toys 2

  06 Black Snow

  07 myriad.industries

  08 Warning

  09 We’ll Take It

  10 Same

  11 RayCats

  12 Still Stuff That Doesn’t Happen

  13 Last Known Image of a Song

OPN – MYRIAD LIVE

Sept. 12 – Tokyo, Japan @ O-East

Sept.  20 – Berlin, Germany @ Saal 1, Funkhaus for Red Bull Music Festival Berlin

Sept.24 – Paris, France @ 104 Centquatre Presented by Red Bull Music Festival Paris

Oct. 22  – Los Angeles, CA, USA @ Disney Concert Hall

Mar. 8 – London, UK @ Roundhouse

More dates tba

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GAIKA WATCH VIDEO FOR SOPHIE CO-PRODUCED “IMMIGRANTS SONS (PESOS &GAS)”

July 11th, 2018

DEBUT ALBUM BASIC VOLUME OUT JULY 27TH DIGITALLY VIA WARP RECORDS 

PHYSICAL TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 28TH

GAIKA

TORONTO, ON – July 11, 2018 - GAIKA has shared the cinematic new video for new track ‘Immigrant Sons (Pesos & Gas)’, taken from his forthcoming debut album BASIC VOLUME, out digitally on July 27 via Warp Records. Watch now on YouTube.

Produced by GAIKA and SOPHIE, ‘Immigrant Sons (Pesos & Gas)’ is a rallying cry that pushes the Brixton artist’s sound into new melodic territories, whilst maintaining the progressive edge on which he’s made his name. Directed by ‘Crown & Key’ video director Paco Raterta, the ‘Immigrant Sons’ urgent and startling visuals reflect the fresh sonic palette of the track.

GAIKA’s boundary pushing debut album BASIC VOLUME takes its name from the company that belonged to his late father. GAIKA says “BASIC VOLUME takes its name of from my fathers maroon technology. It is the science he taught me before he left this world. It is the poetry we grew under and were made strong by its force. With this knowledge I fought until my hands bled, propelled into combat by the god of metals. It’s all true, I nearly lost my heart to angry memories, waking dreams of burnt out laboratories and dead friends. I am this chemistry and it is I and so I wrote it here. BASIC VOLUME is collection of alchemical parables for all the Immigrants who wander the earth in search of themselves”.

GAIKA will celebrate the release of BASIC VOLUME with series of new live dates, including a sold out show at Peckham’s Tola on September 26th. A second London show has been announced for September 25th. See below for a full list of shows. Tickets are available now.

GAIKA has also curated SYSTEM, an evocative art installation at Somerset House Studios telling the history of sound system culture in London commissioned by Boiler Room. SYSTEM challenges the media perception of Carnival by showcasing a fair representation of the stories, characters, statistics and under celebrated sound system culture at Carnival and beyond. It forms part of a wider campaign from Boiler Room to celebrate the positive cultural impact of migration. This will take place from 1 August and run until 26 August

BASIC VOLUME is available digitally on 27th July. GAIKA can now announce that the album will be released on vinyl and CD on the 28th September and available to preorder now.

GAIKA tour dates – https://gaika.warp.net/live

15th July, Dour Festival, Dour BEL

19th August, Lowlands Festival, Bigginhuizen NL

25th September, Tola, London UK

26th September, Tola, London UK SOLD OUT

11th October, Acca, Brighton UK

19th October, IFF, Brussels BEL

3rd November,  Spill Festival UK

11th November, Le Guess Who? Festival, Utrecht NL

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GAIKA DEBUT ALBUM BASIC VOLUME OUT JULY 27 VIA WARP RECORDS

June 6th, 2018


WATCH VIDEO FOR “CROWN AND KEY” 

 https://gaika.lnk.to/CK-video-Youtube

GAIKA

TORONTO, ON – June 6th, 2018 - GAIKA presents his debut album, BASIC VOLUME, after captivating listeners with a blistering pair of acclaimed, self-released mixtapes Machine and Security and Warp-released EPs SPAGHETTO and The Spectacular Empire. Now GAIKA’s darkly magnetic blend of gothic dancehall and industrial electronics has expanded into his most far-reaching work yet.

BASIC VOLUME is a sprawling yet cohesive album that devours genres and spits them out, tangled around personal tales of love, loss and rebellion. With BASIC VOLUME,GAIKA continues to simultaneously push the boundaries of electronic music and the legacy of the UK’s indelible soundsystem culture, inviting listeners into a sonic world of his creation. The 15 track collection is co-produced by GAIKA, with additional production from similarly forward thinking contemporaries, including SOPHIE, Dutch E Germ, Dre Skull and DADRAS, Aart as well as previous collaborators including Jam City, Nick Leon and Frank Ocean’s Blonde and Endless collaborator Buddy Ross.

BASIC VOLUME is today announced by the explosive arrival of ‘Crown & Key’. A muscular rallying-cry, ‘Crown & Key’ is accompanied by truly captivating, cinematic visuals, directed by Paco Raterta. Raterta says “The first time I heard ‘Crown and Key’, it reminded me of the funeral chants in the chapels of the village where I grew up, and it opened up all the biblical nightmares I use to have as a kid. If you know Christian visuals, they are very grotesque, stiff and very beautiful at the same time. The camera movement is inspired again by my memories as an altar boy, it’s basically a POV memory of mine, entering the church, carrying the bible and seeing everyone around, but the faces were always never clear, I can feel like they are looking at me, but I don’t see them at all.”

‘Crown & Key’ underpins the Brixton artists’ flair for crafting bold, imposing tracks, while the SOPHIE produced ‘Immigrant Sons (Pesos & Gas)’ is one of the most instantly rousing and poignant tracks of his career to date, albeit in typically subversive style. BASIC VOLUME  closes with the meditative ‘Spectacular Anthem’, with its minimalism giving an almost liturgic quality to GAIKA’s vocals.

BASIC VOLUME takes its name from the company that belonged to GAIKA’s late father. GAIKA says “BASIC VOLUME  takes its name of from my fathers maroon technology. It is the science he taught me before he left this world. It is the poetry we grew under and were made strong by its force. With this knowledge I fought until my hands bled, propelled into combat by the god of metals. It’s all true, I nearly lost my heart to angry memories, waking dreams of burnt out laboratories and dead friends. I am this chemistry and it is I and so I wrote it here. BASIC VOLUME is collection of alchemical parables for all the Immigrants who wander the earth in search of themselves”

A polymath by nature GAIKA’s creative output has always straddled different worlds, taking influence from academia, British reggae soundsystems, philosophy and political theory as much as the influence of fellow musicians. In BASIC VOLUME, these themes intersect with meditations on his own identity. Raised in Brixton, schooled in Sutton and of Jamaican and Grenadian descent, GAIKA has never chosen a linear path in his creative outputs. “My thing has always been: be yourself – whatever you are, be that – and people will walk towards it,” GAIKA says. “I am whatever I say I am. And I want that to apply to all people of colour, all black people. This idea of what we like, make, do and how our art can be defined from outside of us is something I’ll actively try to disrupt.”

Available digitally on 27th July. Physical formats will follow later this year.


ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER RELEASES SELF-DIRECTED VIDEO FOR “BLACK SNOW”

April 26th, 2018

“BLACK SNOW” IS THE FIRST SONG RELEASED FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM
AGE OF (JUNE 1)

BRINGS MYRIAD LIVE SHOW TO NYC’S PARK AVENUE ARMORY & LONDON’S BARBICAN (TWO NYC SHOWS ALREADY SOLD OUT AND VERY FEW REMAINING FOR THE OTHERS)OneohtrixPtNever

TORONTO, ON – April 26, 2018 - Today, Oneohtrix Point Never (OPN / Daniel Lopatin) releases the visionary “Black Snow” alongside a striking self-directed video.  ”Black Snow” is the first song to be released from the forthcoming album Age Of (June 1, Warp Records).

Watch: https://opn.lnk.to/BlackSnow-video

Listen: https://opn.lnk.to/BlackSnow

The lyrics on “Black Snow” take their inspiration from Nick Land and the Cybernetic Culture Research Unit he co-founded; a 1990′s collective of artist-philosophers that produced works of performance art, poetry and fiction and is most definitely worth a late-night internet spiral or two. The original text is detourned into a lyric that equates the incomprehensible hugeness of nuclear war to UHF fuzz, whilst addressing the idea that we are a species destined for confusion. The song’s breakdown is courtesy of a uniqle instrument invented by Hans Reichel in 1987 called the Daxophone, and the outro is dominated by a house music-inspired organ riff shot through waves of noise. An extremely catchy, mutated pop song whose ancestry might fall somewhere between the mood of The Seventh Continent and Bruce Cockburn’s “If I Had A Rocket Launcher.”

Terrifying and comforting in turns, OPN juggles beautiful pop riffs with demented minimalism and gut-grasping harmony, plunging into deep seas of color and tearing out threads of melody. The material may feel alien, but the scale of the thing is most decidedly – and affectingly – human. We are in for something truly special.

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Age Of Tracklist

  01 Age Of

  02 Babylon

  03 Manifold

  04 The Station

  05 Toys 2

  06 Black Snow

  07 myriad.industries

  08 Warning

  09 We’ll Take It

  10 Same

  11 RayCats

  12 Still Stuff That Doesn’t Happen

  13 Last Known Image of a Song

Formats

LP -in printed inner in 3mm outer sleeve, DL card, Packed in custom printed plastic bag

CD – in maxi single jewel case, half width custom inlay, 16pp booklet attached with glue dot to pack of case, packed in custom printed plastic bag

LP/CD+T-Shirt – exclusive bundle available from http://pointnever.com

Digital

PREORDERhttps://opn.lnk.to/AgeOf

Images of these unique physical editions are coming soon

ALBUM CREDITS -

Written, performed and produced by Oneohtrix Point Never

Additional production by James Blake

Mixed by James Blake
Assisted by Gabriel Schuman, Joshua Smith and Evan Sutton

Mix on Raycats and Still Stuff That Doesn’t Happen by Gabriel Schuman

Additional production and mix on Toys 2 by Evan Sutton

Engineered by Gabriel Schuman and Evan Sutton

Assisted by Brandon Peralta

Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound

Oneohtrix Point Never – Lead voice on Babylon, The Station, Black Snow, Still Stuff That Doesn’t Happen

Prurient – Voice on Babylon, Warning and Same

Kelsey Lu – Keyboards on Manifold and Last Known Image Of A Song

Anohni – Voice on Black Snow, We’ll Take It, Same and Still Stuff That Doesn’t Happen

Eli Keszler – Drums on Black Snow, Warning, Raycats and Still Stuff That Doesn’t Happen

James Blake – Keyboards on We’ll Take It, Still Stuff That Doesn’t Happen and Same

Shaun Trujillo – Words on Black Snow, The Station and Still Stuff That Doesn’t Happen

Black Snow lyrics inspired by The Cybernetic Culture Research Unit, published by Time Spiral Press (2015)

Age Of contains a sample of Blow The Wind by Jocelyn Pook

myriad.industries contains a sample of Echospace by Gil Trythall

Manifold contains a spoken word sample from Overture (Aararat the Border Crossing) by Tayfun Erdem and a keyboard sample from Reharmonization by Julian Bradley

Album art and design by David Rudnick & Oneohtrix Point Never

Cover image

Jim Shaw

The Great Whatsit, 2017
acrylic on muslin

53 x 48 inches (134.6 x 121.9 cm)

Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York

MYRIAD Live

22 May – Presented by Red Bull Music Festival New York and Park Avenue Armory at the Armory, New York City, USA [SOLD OUT]

24 May – Presented by Red Bull Music Festival New York and Park Avenue Armory at the Armory, New York City, USA, 7pm [SOLD OUT]

24 May – Presented by Red Bull Music Festival New York and Park Avenue Armory at the Armory, New York City, USA 9:30 pm  [Selling fast]

07 July – The Barbican, London, UK  [Selling fast]

 

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ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER ANNOUNCES AGES OF OUT JUNE 1

April 4th, 2018

MYRIAD SHOWS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH RED BULL MUSIC FESTIVAL NEW YORK AT PARK AVENUE ARMORY SELL OUT IN 72 HOURS

JULY 7 MYRIAD SHOW AT LONDON’S BARBICAN ANNOUNCED 

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Photo: Atiba Jefferson

TORONTO, ON – April 4, 2018 - Today, Oneohtrix Point Never announces Age Of, an album of new music out June 1st on Warp Records. It’s Daniel Lopatin’s most cohesive and richly composed work to date, weaving a tapestry of disparate musical histories – early music, country and folk balladry, melodic pop, computer music and much, much more – that demonstrate both the complexity and range of the artist’s repertoire. With sounds that are unsettlingly familiar and uniquely his own, Age Of guides us through an unclassifiable new world.

The album announcement follows two recently sold out dates for the world premiere of MYRIAD, a theatrical, medium-spanning concert being put on as part of the Red Bull Music Festival New York at the historic Park Avenue Armory (New York City, May 22nd and 24th). Oneohtrix Point Never has added an additional MYRIAD show at The Barbican (London, July 7th) with more site specific shows to follow later in the year.

Watch the MYRIAD trailer here: http://myriad.industries/

Featuring the title track and album opener “Age Of”.

Oneohtrix Point Never recently won the Best Soundtrack Award at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival for his work on the film ‘Good Time.’ He has collaborated and performed with a wide array of artists, including Nine Inch Nails, Anohni, Iggy Pop, David Byrne, FKA Twigs, Ishmael Butler, Sofia Coppola, the Safdie Brothers and more. He has been commissioned by various museums and organizations: Frieze Projects New York (2017); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2016); Holland Festival (2014); Tate Britain, London and MoMA PS1, New York (both 2013); Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., and Saatchi & Saatchi, London (both 2012); and The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2011) among others.

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Age Of Tracklist

01 Age Of

02 Babylon

03 Manifold

04 The Station

05 Toys 2

06 Black Snow

07 myriad.industries

08 Warning

09 We’ll Take It

10 Same

11 RayCats

12 Still Stuff That Doesn’t Happen

13 Last Known Image of a Song

Formats

LP -in printed inner in 3mm outer sleeve, DL card, Packed in custom printed plastic bag

CD – in maxi single jewel case, half width custom inlay, 16pp booklet attached with glue dot to pack of case, packed in custom printed plastic bag

LP/CD+T-Shirt – exclusive bundle available from http://pointnever.com

Digital

PREORDERhttps://opn.lnk.to/AgeOf

Images of these unique physical editions are coming soon

MYRIAD Live

22 May – Red Bull Music Festival New York at Park Avenue Armory, New York City, USA [SOLD OUT]

24 May - Red Bull Music Festival New York At Park Avenue Armory, New York City, USA [SOLD OUT]

07 July – The Barbican, London, UK *just announced*

Oneohtrix Point Never On The Web

http://pointnever.com

http://myriad.industries

https://www.facebook.com/eccopn/

https://twitter.com/0PN

https://www.instagram.com/eccopn/

Cover image

Jim Shaw

The Great Whatsit, 2017
acrylic on muslin

53 x 48 inches (134.6 x 121.9 cm)

Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York


FLASH LIGHTNIN’ RETURN WITH FINAL EP HOMAGE OUT APRIL 6 VIA PHEROMONE RECORDINGS

March 6th, 2018

LISTEN TO FIRST TRACK  “SHAPES OF THINGS”

FlashLightning

Photo Credit:  Paul Wright

TORONTO, ON – March 6, 2018 – Always bound by friendship, Darren Glover and Darcy Yates of Flash Lightnin’ resolutely refused to officially call it quits when Glover returned to Victoria in 2015, while Yates toured the world as a session player with Bahamas. While only gathering on occasion for special and memorable shows such as their 10th anniversary in Toronto in 2016,  it was finally time to acknowledge the inevitable, but not without a final, incredibly powerful recorded statement.

Today they are excited to announce that their upcoming EP Homage is set for release on April 6 via Pheromone Recordings. Along with the announcement they have given fans a taste of the EP today with their version of Jeff Beck’s interpretation of The Yardbirds’ “Shapes of Things.” Listen here.

In the fall of 2015 Glover and Yates gathered with powerhouse drummer Blake Manning at Toronto’s Revolution Recording with Ian Blurton at the controls.

Four stone classic rock ‘n’ roll songs were covered:

  • Peter Green/Fleetwood Mac’s “Green Manalishi”
  • Mountain’s “Never In My Life”
  • Jeff Beck’s interpretation of The Yardbirds’ “Shapes of Things”
  • Cream’s “Swlabr”

Simply put the combination of Flash Lightnin’, Ian Blurton and Revolution’s cavernous Neve room delivered the goods and in spectacular fashion.

We’ll leave the last words to Darren Glover: “It took 30 years to finally make the rock and roll record I always wanted to make.  Live, real and raw! 60′s and 70′s rock has been the backbone of my dreams and love for the electric guitar, especially British players like Clapton, Beck and Peter Green. Let’s not forget the massive tone of Leslie West who himself was a byproduct of the British blues invasion. This EP represents our life-long passion and respect to the birth of high powered electrified blues.”

 

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CLOUD CASTLE LAKE RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR “TWINS”

January 23rd, 2018

NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR STARTS MONDAY, JANUARY 29 IN LOS ANGELES

COMPOSE ORIGINAL SCORE FOR BALLET ÁTHA CLIATH

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TORONTO, ON – January 23, 2018 - Dublin four-piece Cloud Castle Lake have premiered the new video for their rousing single ”Twins”. Described by Stereogum, who premiered the video , as “heavy-hearted euphoria,” “Twins” is perfectly complimented by the atmospheric and beautifully shot video, directed by Irish filmmaker Kenny Leigh in collaboration with the band.

“Nearly all of it was shot outdoors at Russborough House just as a hurricane was approaching, so towards the end of the day the weather got pretty hairy,” explains the band’s Brendan Jenkinson on the making of the video. “It was very unpleasant at the time but ended up working really well with the arc of the video. We wanted to capture the same mood and feel of dream sequences in 50s/60s European films. We found that, in a kind of counter-intuitive way, it really suited the music and gave a new dimension to the lyrics.”

On Monday, January 29th, Cloud Castle Lake will be making their way to North America for a 5-city tour, starting in Los Angeles at the Hotel Cafe. The band will make stops in San Francisco, Chicago and Boston before finishing with a show in New York City on February 6th. For a full list of tour dates and ticket information, please visit www.cloudcastlelakemusic.com.

Having burst onto the scenes back in 2014 with their self-released debut Dandelion EP, the young band has since been championed by critics across the globe. Pitchfork welcomed them for being an “extremely rare case where a band incorporates not just the vocals and the rhythmic vibrancy, but also the pioneering spirit.” Stereogum hailed them as “one of the best” to come out of CMJ Music Festival in 2015 and NME called it when they appointed them as the “future trail-blazers” that they are.

Now, equipped with an independent record label called Bright Antenna behind them and an exhilarating body of work up their sleeves Cloud Castle Lake has confirmed their debut LP (produced by Rob Kirwan) will be released in Spring 2018.

Equal parts pastoral folk and soaring post-rock crescendo, Cloud Castle Lake comrpises of Daniel McAuley, Brendan William Jenkinson, Rory O’Connor and  and Brendan Doherty and often features additional collaborative musicians. Hailing from Dublin, the band has supported touring acts such as Glasser, Lisa Hannigan and Nigel Godrich’s Ultraísta.

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
1/29 – Hotel Café – Los Angeles, CA
1/30 – Brick and Mortar Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
2/1 – Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL
2/5 – Great Scott – Allston, MA
2/6 – Rockwood Music Hall – New York, NY

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GROUNDERS ANNOUNCE SOPHOMORE LP COFFEE & JAM SET FOR RELEASE FEBRUARY 23 VIA NEVADO MUSIC PRE-ORDER HERE.

January 12th, 2018

SHARE NEW SINGLE “PERFECT”

UPCOMING TOUR DATES WITH THE 

WOODEN SKY

Grounders

TORONTO, ON – January 12, 2017 -Grounders are back and gearing up to release their sophomore LP Coffee & Jam on February 23 via Nevado Music. Today the band have given a taste of the LP with second single “Perfect”. Listen here.

Pre-Order Coffee & Jam here

First single, ‘Bringin’ It In’ was released last fall and has since been climbing the CBC R3 charts. The Sopranos-esqe video casts the guys as java maniacs who will stop at NOTHING to get some Griz. See the video here.

In anticipation of the release, Grounders will hit the road kicking things off with a hometown show tonight in Toronto (January 12) at The Baby G, followed by a string of live dates throughout Ontario with label mates The Wooden Sky. See below for full tour dates.

After the release of their 2015 self-titled debut, the band have logged countless hours on the road touring throughout North America. Grounders began writing and demoing while on tour and continued in their garage rehearsal space/gear palace, before hitting Union Sound studio in 2016, where they recorded Coffee & Jam with Ian Gomes. Working quickly, with few effects or studio tricks, the album was produced by “whoever was in the room.” It was mixed by the elusive David Newfeld (Broken Social Scene, Weaves) and mastered by Gavin Gardiner (The Wooden Sky). Coffee & Jam oozes with self-sabotage, anti-authoritarian rebellion and that twenty-somethings sense of the world passing by.

Grounders was formed in 2010 and has performed at festivals like SXSW, CMJ, NXNE, CMW, Sled Island, Rifflandia, Tomorrow Never Knows, among others. They’ve been featured on: Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan, Rolling Stone, Noisey, Impose, Under The Radar, Pop Matters, Flood Magazine, No Fear Of Pop, Clash, Exclaim, CBC, NOW, Baeble Music, Pure Volume, Indie Shuffle, Chart Attack, Indie 88, Beatroute. Their music has appeared on the soundtrack of a first-person shower simulation video game called Rinse And Repeat and has been played for the studio audience of The Price Is Right. Drew Carey is a fan.

TOUR DATES

Jan. 12 – Toronto, ON – Baby G
Feb. 15 – St. Catherines, ON – Warehouse
Feb. 16 – Sudbury, ON –  The Townehouse
Feb. 20 – Hamilton, ON – The Casbah
Feb. 22 – London, ON –  Call the Office
Feb. 23 – Sarnia, ON – Paddy Flaherty
Feb. 24 –  Oshawa, ON – Moustache Club
Feb. 25 –  Peterborough, ON – Market Hall

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