2/28/2014

Pixies Perform Live on NPR's "World Cafe"

PIXIES LIVE ACOUSTIC PERFOMANCE FRIDAY, 2-28 
 ON NPR'S "WORLD CAFE"
 
Tune in to NPR's World Café with David Dye tomorrow, Friday, February 28th at 11am Pacific / 2pm Eastern for an exclusive interview and live acoustic session from PIXIES.  The session was recorded recently for WXPN/Philadelphia's "Free at Noon" series and will be broadcast on over 200 public stations across the U.S. with live streaming on the web at www.xpn.org

Details at http://myredmusic.com/pixies/
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LILIES ON MARS / FOR THE FIRST 3 YEARS

LILIES ON MARS / FOR THE FIRST 3 YEARS

VIDEO PREMIERE 


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a beautiful work of art - Earmilk

keyboard crafted songs fly forth from tones of selected euphoria - IMPOSE Magazine

"gorgeous vocals, swaying little melody" - It's Psychedelic Baby Magazine

"Dot to Dot is infections and danceable" - The Berklee Groove



Lilies On Mars currently on world tour With Fanfarlo... dates here or below

February
08 - Broadcast - Glasgow - UK
09 - Deaf Institute - Manchester- UK
11 - Village Underground - London - UK
12 - Green Door Store - Brighton - UK
15 - Pazo De Cultura - Pontevedra - Spain
17 - But Madrid - Spain
18 - Maladar Sevilla - Spain
19 - The Rambleta - Valencia - Spain
20 - Barts - Barcelona - Spain
22 - Tourmix - Girona - Spain
24 - La Maroquinerie  - France
25 - Bitterzoet - Amsterdam - Netherlands
27 - Bi Nuu - Berlin - Germany
28 - Ampere - Munich - Germany
March
01 - Flex - Vienna - Austria
03 - Locomotiv - Bologna - Italy
04 - Tunnel - Milan - Italy
06 - Rote Fabrik - Zurich - Switzerland
07 - Das Bett - Frankfurt - Germany
08 - AB Club - Brusses - Belgium
24 - House of Blues - San Diego, CA
25 - Troubador - Los Angeles, CA
26 - San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
28 - Dante’s - Portland, OR
29 - Venue - Vancouver, BC
30 - Tractor Tavern - Seattle, WA
April
01 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City
02 - Larimer Lounge -  Denver, CO
05 - Duck Room at Blueberry - St. Louis, MO
07 - Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN
08 - High Noon Saloon - Madison, WI
10 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL
11 - OHSkully’s Music Diner, Columbus
12 - Mr. Small’s Theatre - Millvale, PA
14 - Shelter - Detroit, MI
16 - Lee’s Palace - Toronto, ON
17 - La Sala Rossa - Montreal, QB
19 - The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA
22 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
25 - Underground Arts - Philadelphia, PA
26 - Street Music Hall -  Washington, DC


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SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR - ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE



ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE ‘RUNAWAY DAYDREAMER’ RELEASED ON 31ST MARCH

NEW ALBUM ‘WANDERLUST’ OUT NOW

UK TOUR IN APRIL

LISTEN: RUNAWAY DREAMER


“Revelling in her new-found artistic freedom. Ellis-Bextor is a star” - The Telegraph

“An album with a melancholy Balkan heart. Remodelling herself could be the best thing Ellis-Bextor has done in years” - The Guardian

“Introduces Ellis-Bextor as a singer of real depth. A great album” - Evening Standard

“A more stately kind of pop” - Mojo

Sophie Ellis-Bextor has announced a new single ‘Runaway Daydreamer’, from her recent album ‘Wanderlust’, which will be released on 31st March on EBGB’s.

Recent album ‘Wanderlust’ entered the UK album chart at #4 as the highest new entry on week of release, giving Sophie Ellis-Bextor her first top 10 record since 2007’s ‘Trip The Light Fantastic’. It is also the only album this year to achieve three consecutive weeks inside the UK Top 10 albums chart.

‘Wanderlust’ features 11 powerfully understated songs showcasing a newfound maturity both lyrically and musically, and is Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s fifth studio album. Co-written, produced and arranged by acclaimed singer-songwriter Ed Harcourt, Wanderlust was recorded in a London studio in just two weeks with a tightly-knit group of musicians and friends.

New single ‘Runaway Daydreamer’ follows first single ‘Young Blood’, which received strong support from Radio 2 and is already a live favourite. ‘Runaway Daydreamer’, released on 31st March, is a fleeting fantasy of running away from everyday life and seeing what else the world holds and is an upbeat track with a gorgeous string-laden chorus.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor recently performed a sold out show at London’s Bush Hall which received glowing reviews with The Telegraph calling the show “a crowd pleasing triumph”. Tickets for her April tour are on sale now and full dates are as follows:

Mon 7th                  Birmingham                        Institute
Tues 8th                Oxford                                  Academy
Thurs 10th            London                                 Union Chapel
Fri 11th                   London                                 Union Chapel (extra date added due to demand)
Sun 13th                Bournemouth                   Academy
Mon 14th              Brighton                               Concorde 2
Tues 15th              Bristol                                   Academy
Thurs 17th            Gateshead                          Sage (Hall 2)
Fri 18th                   Manchester                       Ritz
Sat 19th                 Glasgow                               Oran Mor            SOLD OUT
Sun 20th                Glasgow                               Oran Mor            (extra date added due to demand)

Tickets are available from Live Nation
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2/27/2014

Jessica Lea Mayfield confirms spring tour


JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD CONFIRMS SPRING TOUR

MAKE MY HEAD SING… OUT APRIL 15 ON ATO RECORDS, NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

“I WANNA LOVE YOU” PREMIERES AT STEREOGUM, “OBLIVIOUS” PREMIERES AT ROLLING STONE

“…matches a grunge-era deadpan with gnarly leftfield roots music in service of haunting, smoldering rock ’n’ roll.”—Stereogum 

“Mayfield’s echo-laden bluegrass vocals mesh with scorching electric guitar lines to render remarkable results…”—Rolling Stone 

Jessica Lea Mayfield will embark on a nationwide U.S. tour this spring, including dates at New York’s Mercury Lounge and Cleveland’s Beachland Ballroom. See below for complete details. The tour celebrates the acclaimed Kent, OH native’s highly anticipated album, Make My Head Sing…, which will be released April 15on ATO Records and is now available for pre-order with an instant download of the single, “I Wanna Love You.” Physical pre-orders can be purchased at www.jessicaleamayfield.com.

Already receiving widespread critical praise, Stereogum calls “I Wanna Love You,” a “…darkly entrancing single," while Rolling Stone describes the track “Oblivious” as “…[an] innovative, genre-bending number…” Moreover Brooklyn Vegan asserts, “…it sounds like she’s been listening to a good deal of sludge metal, with raw, thick riffage that’s up there with many of the more likely Sabbath worshippers. Her voice remains gentle though, making for a pretty interesting mix.” Both tracks can be heard/embedded here—“I Wanna Love You” and “Oblivious.”

Make My Head Sing… was co-produced by Mayfield and her collaborator, bassist and husband Jesse Newport and was recorded at Nashville’s Club Roar studio. Of the new music Mayfield comments, “The whole record is just me and Jesse and my drummer Matt Martin. I think a lot of my favorite bands are guitar, bass and drums. I wanted to simplify things. Bands are so big these days, I wanted to get in the studio and make a rock record and hear real guitar tones and something heavy.”

Make My Head Sing… follows Mayfield’s 2011 release, Tell Me, which was produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach and was described by Rolling Stone, which named her an Artist to Watch, as “a disarming collision of stark country balladry, dynamic alternative rock and arty electronic pop.” Additionally, the Associated Press asserted, “Tell Me is the portrait of a precocious girl growing into self-assured womanhood and a producer reaching the peak of his powers. It is a dark and moody album, full of delights throughout, and if it doesn’t make Mayfield a star, that too will be heartbreaking,” while Spin Magazine included Mayfield in their “The Next Big Things: 11 Artists You Must Hear in 2011” feature, calling her a “smart-ass country-rock ingénue.” She also made her network television debut on the “Late Show with David Letterman,” performing the album’s first single, “Our Hearts Are Wrong,” which NPR Music praised as “…genuinely moving” (http://tinyurl.com/4fn93o6).  

MAKE MY HEAD SING 
1. Oblivious 
2. I Wanna Love You 
3. Standing In The Sun 
4. Pure Stuff
5. Do I Have The Time
6. Party Drugs
7. Unknown Big Secret
8. Anything You Want
9. No Fun
10. Seein* Starz

JESSICA LEA MAYFIELD CONFIRMED TOUR DATES 
March 11-16                                                 Austin, TX                                                            SXSW
April 22                                                      Pittsburgh, PA                                                    Club Café
April 23                                                       Toronto, ON                                                The Garrison
April 24                                                       Montreal, QC                                              Divan Orange
April 25                                                        Boston, MA                                                    Great Scott
April 26                                                      Brooklyn, NY                                               Rough Trade
April 28                                                      New York, NY                                         Mercury Lounge
April 29                                                    Philadelphia, PA                                       Johnny Brenda’s
April 30                                                     Washington, DC                                     Rock & Roll Hotel
May 1                                                          Asheville, NC                                           The Grey Eagle
May 2                                                          Nashville, TN                                             Mercy Lounge
May 3                                                           Atlanta, GA                                                        The Earl
May 5                                                         Louisville, KY                                                     Zanzabar
May 6                                                         St. Louis, MO                                                       Firebird
May 8                                                           St Paul, MN                                                     Turf Club
May 9                                                           Chicago, IL                                          The Empty Bottle
May 10                                                       Cleveland, OH                                    Beachland Ballroom

(additional dates to be announced)

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Willy Mason To Tour This Spring With First Aid Kit

Willy Mason To Tour This Spring With First Aid Kit & Perform at Sasquatch in May
New Album Carry On Out Now On Communion Records
"Yes, you read that right: Willy Mason's Carry On is a perfect record. Perfect - we wouldn't  
change a note!" - American Songwriter 
  
"Equal parts hobo and Holden Caulfield...Willy Mason blends precocious
lyricism, spare, jangly guitar, and a world-weary voice that
sounds older than his years." - Rolling Stone
"Mason's lo-fi blues/folk blend is refreshingly humble and unostentatious.  Instead of using
these standards as a springboard for modern adventures in composition, he sticks to their rawboned essence. Unlike some of his peers, Mason doesn't play up that rawness; instead he allows those old Progressions to work their magic..." -Pitchfork 

Watch: Willy Mason perform "Talk Me Down" at
Last.fm
Watch: Willy Mason perform "I've Got Gold" at Relix
Willy Mason just announced a spring tour with First Aid Kit in support of his critically acclaimed album Carry On out now on Communion RecordsAmerican Songwriter said,"Mason's voice is gorgeous, his lyrics evocative and his arrangements adventurous - it's a complete package that is as airtight as it is simple, as gorgeous as it rugged, the sort of record that burrows deep into your brain and doesn't let go." Willy's upcoming tour makes stops in major markets including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, New York City and more. Additionally, Willy Mason will be performing on the main stage at the Sasquatch! Festival held at the Gorge Amphitheater in May. All shows are listed below.

Willy Mason recently performed "Talk Me Down" from Carry On for Last.fm and stopped by the Relix Magazine Headquarters to perform "I've Got Gold." Both videos are available to post and share. Additional official videos, sessions and performances are available to watch on the official Willy Mason Website.  

 
Carry On, produced by Dan Carey (MIA, Hot Chip, Franz Ferdinand), is Mason's debut full-length album for Communion Records, the influential UK based record label co-founded by Ben Lovett (Mumford & Sons). The label has been home to notable artists Ben Howard, Michael Kiwanuka, Gotye, Daughter and more. Communion's love and respect for Willy was cemented through Lovett touring with Mason - seeing the new songs take shape and evolve live. Lovett says:

"Willy Mason is one of the greatest Songwriters of our generation. In the UK his music is held up with the legends, and has inspired many people I know. Moving to the US this year and establishing Communion further in North America, I have been stunned by how little familiarity there is with Willy's music, I am stunned by how few people have been touched by his songs. And this emotion, one of injustice, is exactly why I started Communion with my friends and partners in the UK in the first place...Willy Mason sings songs to your soul, and it feels good."

Willy was just 19 when he was discovered by an associate of Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), which led to the release of his debut album, Where the Humans Eat on Oberst's Team Love record label. It was a record that showed us a young man with a tremendous, broad-oaked voice, a great songwriting talent, and a peculiar wisdom beyond his years.  In 2007, he returned with If The Ocean Gets Rough, an album that only underlined his ability to capture the spirit of a time, a place, and a generation. Mason earned massive critical commercial in the UK, selling 150k records and performing to thousands as a headline artist.  

In the years that followed, Mason kept himself busy: writing songs of course, but also playing in friends' bands, promoting shows, teaching music classes, as well as a little shell-fishing, and hosting a radio talk show called 'The Fish & Farm Report'. "The diversity and the range of experiences gave me a chance to learn a lot more about music." Mason says. "I got to further my musicianship. I came to see playing shows and entertainment as a fundamental part of society, and I'm just playing my role."  Willy was also featured in the video for "No Room For Doubt" (approaching one million views on Youtube), a collaboration between he and breakout artist, Liana LaHavas, which helped launch her career in the UK.

All the while, Mason was accumulating a clutch of new songs that would make up Carry On. On his relationship with Carey, Mason states: "Dan was a musical collaborator, and so he had a big influence on the sound," Mason says "He was able to make the beats sound so human, and so it felt like the tracks were laid and I could kind of let go a bit more."

Letting go is perhaps the greatest theme of Carry On. It's present in the rhythms - hints of dub and reggae infusing Mason's characteristic folk structures, and in his voice as well , which swings from gravel-deep to something higher, flightier and more fragile. And of course, it's also packed tight in these songs' lyrics; songs about self-doubt, about love and lost connections, the death of a friend, and a broader, bolder sense of the changing world around us. There is a hope rising anew. Mason says, "I think the album itself is about growing up and trying to find one's place," Mason says, "about making peace with the past, accepting it as part of one's identity and moving forward."

Willy Mason Tour Dates
 
05.03 - Spring, TX @ Texas Crawfish Festival
05.22 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *
05.23 - Vancouver, BC @ Rio Theater *
05.24 - Quincy, WA @ Sasquatch Festival at Gorge Amphitheatre
05.26 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *
05.28 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Ray Theatre *
05.29 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom *
06.02 - Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room *
06.03 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater *
06.04 - Chicago, IL @ Park West *
06.06 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall *
06.07 - Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre *
06.08 - Boston, MA @ Paradise *
06.09 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
06.11 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall *
06.12 - Washington DC @ 9:30 Club *
06.13 - Carborro, NC @ Cats Craddle *

* with First Aid Kit

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King Krule shares Travi$ Scott remix + European tour dates

KING KRULE SHARES TRAVI$ SCOTT REMIX OF "NEPTUNE ESTATE" VIA

ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

6 FEET BENEATH THE MOON OUT NOW VIA TRUE PANTHER/XL RECORDINGS
Remix art by Jim Joe, creative direction care of Virgil Abloh

In advance of his upcoming European tour, King Krule is back today to share Kanye West collaborator Travi$ Scott's remix of 6 Feet Beneath The Moon highlight "Neptune Estate," accompanied by new artwork from Jim Joe with creative direction from Virgil Abloh. The remix finds Scott striking a balance between the original's somber mood and his own trademark production, rounded out with an entirely new verse. Check out the remix along with King Krule's upcoming tour dates below.

LISTEN: "Neptune Estate (Travi$ Scott Remix) - http://youtu.be/YgPx_UnWYys

TOUR DATES
04/01 Cologne, Germany - Gebaude 9
04/02 Lille, France - Le Grand Mix
04/04 Paris, France - La Cigale
04/05 Lyon, France - Marché Gare
04/07 Milan, Italy - Magnolia
04/08 Munich, Germany - Atomic Cafe
04/09 Berlin, Germany - Heimathafen
04/11 Copenhagen, Denmark - Pumpehuset
04/13 Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Strand

Tickets available at http://kingkrule.co.uk/dates/
 
About King Krule:
   
As King Krule, 18 year old south-east London based singer/producer/songwriter Archy Marshall has quietly and stealthily crafted a reputation for himself as one of the most raw and startling voices of a new generation. With his unexpectedly deep and mournful baritone tracing fissures of disappointment and social disorientation to devastating effect, Marshall has harnessed the inchoate frustration and fury of youth and translated it into a series of brilliant singles released on the likes of True Panther Sounds and Rinse over the past few years.

Now comes 6 Feet Beneath the Moon, his first full-length on XL Recordings/True Panther Sounds, and with it, the much anticipated unveiling of the full scope and scale of Marshall's vision. Over the course of 14 tracks, Marshall's passions and confusions are rubbed raw and laid bare, the only connective tissue throughout it all being one of searing lyrical clarity paired with a confounding musical deftness which utterly belies his tender years. From the opening clarion call of "Easy, Easy" it is abundantly clear that this is a breathtakingly bold and arresting sonic worldview, as his songs, produced by Marshall along with Rodaidh McDonald (The XX, Savages), open up to become a loose knit meditation on regret and discontent, loss of faith and renewal of hope, and optimism in the face of desperation.

Eschewing much of his previously released material, 6 Feet Beneath the Moon firmly yet soundly rejects any notion of contemporary trends or peers to occupy its very own unique place on the music landscape, oscillating gently between the classic 50's soul of Gene Vincent and Elvis Presley to the minimal, avant-garde experimentation of Penguin Café Orchestra, to even the electronic smog and dub textures of Marshall's beloved Rinse FM. This is a record where the nakedly bluesy stomp of the likes of "A Lizard State" and "Easy, Easy" sit effortlessly next to the low-end frequency and shimmering beats of "Neptune Estate" and "Will I Come," after all. It is reflective as much of Marshall's own eclectic tastes as it is of the frenetic pulse and rhythm of the city around him, particularly the rapidly changing south-east areas in which he grew up. There is a genuine grittiness and world weariness ingrained here, as exemplified so succinctly when Marshall sings, "Hate...runs through my blood" on the stunning "Out Getting Ribs," the track which started all the fuss. 

All these esoteric textures and fidgety, off-kilter rhythms make perfect sense as an album however, especially when you consider that incredible voice. Whether he is singing ruefully of youthful disaffection and "the heat of my own treason" ("Ceiling") or spitting out venomous lines like "I'm not going to crack like you cracked...I don't want to be trapped in the black of your heart" over the jittery "A Lizard State," its clear that something which marks Marshall out is his stunning ability to turn intense emotional peaks and troughs into spectacular pieces of artful, atmospheric and anthemic balladeering.

Some of the imagery is disturbing to be sure (as on the closer "Bathed in Grey" where he offhandedly murmurs that he "there was blood...found a body in the dark") but the songs are also imbued with genuine heart as well, as epitomised on his heart rending update of "Out Getting Ribs." Taken as a whole, 6 Feet Beneath the Moon is the sound of a young man growing up - not for nothing is this album being released, unconventionally enough, on a Saturday, which also marks Marshall's 19th birthday - and attempting to grapple with the realities of the world he inhabits, an unsparing dissection of the social decay that has begun to set in around him - and a fascinating, brutal journey it is too.
   
 
King Krule
6 Feet Beneath The Moon
(True Panther/XL Recordings)
Aug 24, 2013
  
1. Easy Easy
2. Border Line
3. Has This Hit?
4. Foreign 2
5. Ceiling
6. Baby Blue
7. Cementality
8. A Lizard State
9. Will I Come
10. Ocean Bed
11. Neptune Estate
12. The Krockadile
13. Out Getting Ribs
14. Bathed in Grey 

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2/26/2014

HAIM Debuts New Video + Prepares for North American Tour


HAIM Debuts 'If I Could Change Your Mind' Video
Prepares For Headlining North American Tour and Coachella 

Watch the video now on YouTube or click below!

 
HAIM has debuted a new music video for the track 'If I Could Change Your Mind,' the third single to come from their critically-acclaimed album Days Are Gone. Directed by Warren Fu (Daft Punk) and choreographed by the acclaimed Fatima Robinson (Janet Jacson, Aaliyah), the clip features Danielle, Este, and Alana in full dance routine.

After performances on Saturday Night Live and Jimmy Kimmel Live, the band went overseas for performances in Japan, New Zealand and Australia. They continued their tour in Europe, and attended the BRIT Awards, where they were nominated for 'Best International Group.' They will begin their North America headlining tour that kicks off April 9 in San Francisco. The band will be making stops in major cities including New York, Boston and Chicago (see below for full North American tour dates) and making their Coachella debut. HAIM's live shows have been touted as one of the best around, with the Los Angeles Times recently proclaiming "there's probably not a cooler band in America right now" and FADER declaring that the band's "practiced live show easily rivals any of their peers."

HAIM have received unprecedented media attention; the band has been honored in Rolling Stone's annual "Best of Rock" issue, named both an MTV "Artist to Watch" and VH1 "You Oughta Know" artist, and showcased as Spotify's first ever "Spotlight" artist.  In addition, HAIM have been featured on NPR Weekend Edition, have played a headlining slot at this year's iTunes Festival and have received early support from Sirius XMU.

HAIM North American Tour Dates
     
4.9 | San Francisco, CA | The Fillmore
4. 10 | San Francisco, CA | The Fillmore
4.11 | Indio, CA | Coachella
4.16 | Pomona, CA | Fox Theater 
4.17 | Las Vegas, NV | The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
4.18 | Indio, CA | Coachella
4.22 | Houston, TX |House of Blues 
4.23 | Austin, TX | Stubb's BBQ 
4.24 | Dallas, TX | House of Blues 
4.26 | Tulsa, OK | Cain's Ballroom 
4.27 | Nashville, TN | Mercy Lounge
4.29 | Miami Beach, FL | The Fillmore
5.2 | Atlanta, GA | The Tabernacle
5.3 & 5.4| Tampa, FL | Big Guava Festival 
5.6 | Carrboro, NC | Cat's Cradle
5.7 | Washington DC | 9:30 Club 
5/8 | Washington DC | 9:30 Club 
5.10 | New York, NY | Terminal 5
5.11 | New York, NY | Terminal 5 
5.13 | Boston, MA | House of Blues 
5.14 | Upper Derby, PA | Tower Theatre 
5.15 | Toronto, ON | Kool Haus 
5.17 | Chicago, IL | Riviera Theatre 
5.19 | Minneapolis, MN | First Avenue 
5.21 | Denver, CO | Ogden Theatre 
5.22 | Salt Lake City, UT | The Depot 
5.24 | Vancouver, BC | Malkin Bowl
5.25 | George, WA |Sasquatch Music Festival      
  

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Brooklyn's Vensaire to release conceptual debut full-length

Brooklyn folk-pop quintet Vensaire to release
conceptual debut full-length April 15


Perdix is an adventure taking place across four continents, 
inspired by Homer's Odyssey
 

Photo by Meghan Ellie Smith

Vensaire is the band for a world where bands don't matter.  In a culture lived on the internet and spoken in tongues of allusion and reference, the idea that a "band" in any traditional sense could be important is frightfully outdated.  But this is the very void Vensaire was conceived in.  Their music, a mystical concoction that spills over you in a wave of joy and longing, not only makes you dance, but ushers you along the path of reflection and growth.  In this vein, Vensaire is the synthesis of five unique and disparate personalities three years in the making.  Their debut will finally see the light of day with the concept album Perdix: a sweeping story of discovery and adventure based on Homer's Odyssey that crosses four continents before penetrating to the very heart of creation itself.

 


Click here to watch the video for first single "See I'm You" via Noisey
 
 
Perdix was recorded under the guidance of Scott Colburn (Animal Collective, Arcade Fire, Prince Rama) and in some ways calls to mind the producer's discography.  Vensaire aptly employs samples and electronic drums to augment the vocal and instrumental melodies at the heart of each song.  What sets the band apart, however, is the complexity and variety of it's compositions. "See I'm You" builds from the reversed sample of a friend's voice into an anthemic pop gem. "Porteño" rides the exuberance of Spanish-style guitars and "Song 6" revels in gorgeous Asian-inspiried strings.  "Rose Cottage" is perhaps the most indicative of what Vensaire is capable of: a three-movement creation that rises above the simple looping structure of most sample-based songs, slowing to a delicate acoustic middle section before climaxing in resounding group vocals.  Perdix ends as it began, allowing the record to be looped ad infinitum- yet another example of Vensaire's clarity of vision and execution.
 

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Tashaki Miyaki Share Cover Track

TASHAKI MIYAKI RELEASE LIMITED EDITION 7"
SHARE "THERE WAS A LIGHT" VIA FADER MAGAZINE
  Limited Edition 7" Vinyl Available Today, February 25, 2014

"It's all so pretty I'm afraid saying anything else might diminish it." - The FADER
 
 (Credit: Julia Brokaw)   

Los Angeles based dreamy trio Tashaki Miyaki are pleased to share the second track from their latest release The limited edition colored vinyl will be available on their own vinyl imprint, Blonde Dog Records, as the soundtrack to a collaboration with director Juan Iglesias today, February 25, 2014. To celebrate the release, Tashaki Miyaki are making the B-side, "There Was a Light," a Chris Bell cover, available courtesy of The FADER Magazine. Singer and drummer Lucy Miyaki explains about the track: "It's a song I loved from the first listen and wanted to share. Chris Bell's music is dear to me. The lyrics break my heart in the best way."


Los Angeles based Tashaki Miyaki was born out of a late night jam between Lucy and Rocky in early 2011. Shortly after they started making recordings as a duo with friend and producer/engineer Joel Jerome (Dios, Babies on Acid). After posting a couple songs on bandcamp there was sudden response from bloggers and business types alike, including being flown to London to play a private event for Converse at the legendary 100 Club.  Realizing they needed to fill out their live sound, they asked friend and bassist Dora Hiller to join.  Since then they have recorded a self titled EP, a single (Best Friend, Luvluvluv Records), a 7" of Everly Brothers Covers (Rough Trade's For Us Records), a tape of all their early recordings on Burger Records, as well as toured North America and the UK. They are currently in the midst of recording their debut full length.

Track List:
A. Cool Runnings
B. There was a Light (Chris Bell cover)
 



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