ALBUM PRODUCED BY BECK AND REM DRUMMER JOEY WARONKER
TORONTO, ON – March 10, 2017 - North Carolina duo Flagship is happy to share their album The Electric Man, released today via Bright Antenna Records. Of the album the band explains “The Electric Man is a very special record for us. We really put pieces of ourselves into every single track and there isn’t a single track that suffers from a lack of energy or heart. We truly feel that this is our best music to date and stand behind this record as an audible representation of our growth and hard work up to this point.” For a taste of what to expect, you can check out recently released track “Midnight” here.
The new album, The Electric Man was produced by Joey Waronker, known for his work as the drummer for Beck, REM, Brandon Flowers, Atoms for Peace, Walt Mink, and many others.
Flagship is also happy to announce a U.S. spring tour with MONA, full dates below
Flagship is singer/guitarist Drake Margolnick and drummer Michael Finster.
The band released their debut EP, blackbush, on Bright Antenna in 2012 followed by a self titled full-length in 2013, which was produced by Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Washed Out).”Life Underwater”from Flagship reached No. 17 on Sirius XM Alt Nation and the Love Thy Brother remix of the song hit No. 10 on Hype Machine Remix and No. 30 on HypeMachine. “Life Underwater” has also garnered nearly 2 million plays on Spotify and 200,000+ views on YouTube.
4.18.17 @ The Crocodile, Seattle, WA
4.21.17 @ Kilby Court, Salt Lake City, UT
4.22.17 @ Larimer Lounge, Denver, CO
4.26.17 @ House of Blues, Houston, TX
4.27.17 @ Stubb’s, Austin, TX
4.30.17 @ The High Watt, Nashville, TN
5.02.17 @ Subterranean, Chicago, IL
5.03.17 @ Shelter, Detroit, MI
5.06.17 @ The Waiting Room, Buffalo, NY
5.08.17 @ Rough Trade, Brooklyn, NY
5.10.17 @ The Hollow, Albany, NY
Listen to The Electric Man here.
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NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH SAN FERMIN KICKS OFF THIS APRIL
FIRST TRACK – “BONES” RELEASED TODAY
Toronto, ON – March 2, 2017 - Low Roar – the name under which Ryan Karazija records and performs – is excited to announce the upcoming release of a new album. Once In A Long, Long While… will be released via Nevado Music on April 14. In advance of the album he is sharing the album’s first single, “Bones.”
In support of Once In A Long, Long While…, Low Roar will be touring North America with San Fermin, and will playing an additional headline show on April 6 in Mexico City at Foro Normandie to celebrate the release. The San Fermin tour kicks off April 11 in Toronto at The Great Hall, and concludes with a 2-night run at Boston’s Brighton Music Hall on May 15 and 16. Stops along the way will include, Winnipeg on April 15, Calgary on April 17, Edmonton on April 18, Vancouver on April 20, and more. All dates listed below and an album pre-order is now available.
Penned in Mexico, today’s single “Bones” begins with a delicate piano punctuated by glitches as Ryan sings, “I’m exactly where I want to be, but I’m a long way from home.” As the beat builds, he duets with Icelandic songstress Jófríður Ákadóttir [aka JFDR, Samaris, Pascal Pinon, whom Bjork recently named as her inspiration ], yielding a haunting and heavenly harmony.
“I was in Sweden until March [of 2016] and I then wound up in Warsaw, Poland, which brought me full circle,” he recalls. “A recent relationship had just ended. ‘Bones’ tells this story. You’re in a relationship and you don’t want it to end, but your significant other does. That’s the way it is.”
Once In A Long, Long While… is the follow up to 2014′s 0, which earned Karazija a large new audience after his music was discovered by iconic Japanese video game creator Hideo Kojima. Kojima used Low Roar’s “I’ll Keep Coming” and “Easy Way Out” on two high-profile trailers in 2016 for his Death Stranding video game starring Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, and director Guillermo del Toro.
Born in the Bay Area to a mother of Mexican descent and a Lithuanian father, the frontman spent his formative years playing in bands around Northern California before relocating to Iceland in 2010 where he recorded Low Roar’s self-titled debut in his Reykjavik kitchen. Quietly building buzz, he cut the critically acclaimed follow-up, 0, in a converted garage in 2014 before going on to grace the stages of ATP, Eurosonic, Airwaves France, The Great Escape, Lowlands, Iceland Airwaves, and beyond.
After touring the world in support of 0, Karazija spent most of 2016 as a solo traveler, visiting everywhere from Iceland, Sweden, and Poland, to the Bay Area, and Mexico before settling permanently in Warsaw. During this time, he carefully assembled his third full-length record. ”I was alone for most of the process,” Ryan affirms. “There were a lot of great things that happened, and there were a lot of bad things that happened. There were really beautiful moments like the birth of my nephew, and there were really hard moments as I dealt with relationship changes. It helped to get it all out. I don’t think I would’ve made the same record if I was in one place.”
In the midst of these travels, he entered a London studio for a week in April with longtime collaborator Mike Lindsay [Tunng]. Recording wrapped with a final three-day session at producer/mixer Andrew Scheps’ [Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele, Hozier] studio in Wales at the end of August.
“This was the first time I recorded in a professional studio with these guys,” he goes on. “It was the first time that Mike, Andrew, and myself all worked in the same room. When the record was done, we turned the lights off, put the Christmas lights on, listened, and each had a bourbon. It was pretty emotional.”
Ultimately, Once In A Long, Long While... reflects Low Roar at Ryan’s rawest. “I didn’t think that much about it,” he leaves off. “I just needed to get these songs out. I was documenting my life as it was happening.”
Low Roar North American Tour with San Fermin
(** w/o San Fermin)
4/6 – Mexico City – Foro Normandie**
4/11 – Toronto, ON – The Great Hall
4/12 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
4/14 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cedar
4/15 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
4/17 – Calgary, AB – Festival Hall
4/18 – Edmonton, AB – The Needle
4/20 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
4/21 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
4/22 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
4/24 – San Francisco, CA – Independent
4/26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
4/27 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah
4/28 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar -
4/29 – El Paso. TX – Lowbrow Palace
5/1 – Dallas, TX – Sons of Herman Hall
5/2 – Austin, TX – Antone’s
5/3 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
5/6 – Nashville, TN – The Basement**
5/7 – Atlanta, GA – Park Tavern – FREE
5/9 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theater
5/10 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
5/11 – Pittsburgh, PA – Andy Warhol Museum
5/12 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live
5/13 – Brooklyn, NY -Brooklyn Steel
5/15 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
5/16 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Low Roar European Tour
5/23 – Paris, France – Badaboum
5/24 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
5/25 – Cologne, Germany – Artheater
5/26 – Frankfurt, Germany – Zoom
5/29 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Bitterzoet
5/30 – Lille, France – Splendid Club
5/31 – London, United Kingdom – XOYO
6/02 – Bristol, United Kingdom – The Exchange
6/03 – Leeds, United Kingdom – Brudenell Social Club
6/04 – Brighton, United Kingdom – The Hope & Ruin
6/06 – Berlin, Germany – Bi Nuu Club
6/08 – Poznań, Poland – Spot
6/09 – Warsaw, Poland – Niebo
6/10 – Sopot, Poland – Seazone Festival
Pre-Order Once In A Long, Long While… HERE
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CELEBRATE RELEASE WITH HOMETOWN WINNIPEG SHOW AT BURTON CUMMINGS THEATRE ON APRIL 8
Toronto, ON – February 21, 2017 - Beloved Canadian rockers The Watchmen will release their first official live album, Live And In Stereo on April 7th via Fifth Kid Records/Fontana North, that was recorded at the Burton Cummings Theatre in front of a hometown crowd in Winnipeg on March 24, 2016. The album comes as an 8-song limited edition vinyl package with an accompanying digital release containing the full concert. The Watchmen will mark the release of Live And In Stereo with a special hometown show at the Burton Cummings Theatre on April 8. Stay tuned for more upcoming Canadian tour dates.
Live And In Stereo captures The Watchmen’s classic line-up, vocalist Daniel Greaves, guitarist Joey Serlin, bassist Ken Tizzard and drummer Sammy Kohn, blasting through songs from their five Gold and Platinum-certified albums that made them one of Canada’s most successful bands of the ’90s. Guitarist Joey Serlin reflects on the live album saying,
“Our live show has always defined who we are. Our all in approach to our concerts has resulted in incredible fan loyalty. The band and its fans have a very special relationship. I am so happy that we have captured this on our first official live release. The fact that the show was recorded in Winnipeg, where it all started, makes it even more special. I am very proud of this release. It was a true labour of love.”
Fans who attend the live show on April 8th, will be able to purchase a vinyl copy of Live in Stereo at the venue and can relive the experience from the comfort of their own home. The vinyl will also be available for purchase on Amazon, and will be available digitally via iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music and Google Play.
Ticket prices start at $29.50 and go on sale through Ticketmaster starting at 10 a.m., Feb. 24.
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FIRST SINGLE “SOMETHING GOOD”
Toronto, ON – February 10, 2017 - Today, Daniel Haggis, aka Dan The Man, drummer and multi-instrumentalist in the Liverpool band, The Wombats, has released new single, ”Something Good“. The track comes from his second solo album, Circadian Circus, out February 24 worldwide on Bright Antenna Records.
The song and album were written mostly in between Liverpool and Paris, performed and self-produced by Haggis, recorded and co-produced by Rob Whiteley (Clinic, The Night Cafe, The Wombats) and mastered by Greg Calbi (The National, Tame Impala, Father John Misty).
Haggis on the making of the single and album:
“I wrote ‘Something Good’ in the middle of winter, which in Liverpool isn’t exactly Hawaiian shirts and shorts. The sun goes down around 4pm and vitamin D is in short supply. This setting, coupled with a particularly bad run of events in news reports (and my life) lead to this song being written. It’s a request to the universe (and my own brain) to pump some more positive vibes into the mix and reset the balance, as well as a nod to escapism through fiction whether it’s a book or a film.”
Circadian Circus is a collection of songs from the past four years that made the enigmatic, inexplicable journey from my subconscious and needed a place to rest. It’s an album of acceptance, of coming to terms with things we can’t always control.
I spend most of my time playing drums, keys and making warbling sounds in The Wombats. Over the last few years, whenever we weren’t recording or I had a few days off tour, I would go into the studio in Liverpool and work on ideas I had lying around on my phone or computer, and gradually this album emerged.”
Pre-order Circadian Circus HERE and receive ”Something Good” immediately.
Haggis’ solo album comes on the heels of The Wombats finishing their world tour supporting their third LP, Glitterbug. The album debuted TOP 5 on the UK Album chart and Billboard 100. The two singles from the album- “Give Me A Try” and “Greek Tragedy”-have almost 55 million streams on Spotify and over 7 million plays on YouTube combined. “Give Me A Try” claimed the #1 spot on AltNation’s Alt18 chart three weeks in row, and is currently TOP 20 at Alternative Radio. The band performed “Greek Tragedy” on Late Night with Seth Meyers and “Give Me a Try,” “Greek Tragedy” and “Jump Into the Fog” on CBS This Morning.
Listen to “Something Good”
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