11/28/2014

Ariel Pink @ The Regent



Ariel Pink plays tonight at The Regent, Friday, November 28th 2014.

Photo: Angel Ceballos
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11/25/2014

Dais Records to re-issue William S. Burrough's "Nothing Here Now But The Recordings"



DAIS RECORDS TO RE-ISSUE
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
NOTHING HERE NOW BUT THE RECORDINGS
WATCH AN INTERVIEW WITH GENESIS P-ORRIDGE
VIA THE FADER

In 1980, Genesis P-Orridge and Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson (then of Throbbing Gristle renown) travelled to New York City to meet up at the fortified apartment, known as The Bunker, of famed beat writer and cultural pioneer William S. Burroughs and his executor James Grauerholz to starting the daunting task to compile the experimental sounds works of Burroughs, which, up until that point, had never been heard.

During those visits, Burroughs would play back his tape recorder experiments featuring his spoken word “cut-ups”, collaged field recordings from his travels and his flirtations with EVP recording techniques, pioneered by Latvian intellectual Konstantins Raudive.  Throughout the next year, P-Orridge, Christopherson and Grauerholz would spent countless hours compiling various edits, each collection showcasing Burroughs sensitive ear and keen experimental prowess for audio anomaly within technical limitations.

By the time 1981 came through, Burroughs had relocated to Lawrence, KS in which to escape the violence and mania of New York City life.  It is in Lawrence that P-Orridge and Christopherson put the finishing touches on the record that would be known as “Nothing Here Now but the Recordings”.  The album would come out in the Spring of 1981 as the final release for the shuttering Industrial Records, brought about by the dissolution of Throbbing Gristle.  The album remained out of print until 1998 when John Giorno and theGiorno Poetry Systems included the album on a multi-disc retrospective CD box set compiling the majority of Burroughs seminal recordings.

Dais Records is honored to have worked with the Estate of William S. Burroughs to finally reissue, for the first time since its original release in 1981, a proper album reissue of William S. Burroughs “Nothing Here Now but the Recordings” in its original vinyl format to celebrate the centennial anniversary of Burroughs. Fully remastered from the original master tapes in a limited edition of 1,000 vinyl copies.

Watch an interview with Genesis P-Orridge regarding the release below! 
 
WATCH: Interview with Genesis P-Orridge:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1H3NCqEbgjU
 
 


WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS
NOTHING HERE NOW BUT THE RECORDINGS
DAIS RECORDS
JANUARY 2015


Side A
1. Captain Clark Welcomes You Aboard
2. The Saints Go Marching Through All The Popular Tunes
3. Summer Will
4. Outside The Pier Prowed Like Electric Turtles
5. The Total Taste Is Here – News Cut-Up
6. Choral Section, Backwards
7. We See The Future Through The Binoculars Of The People
8. Just Checking Your Summer Recordings

Side B
9. Creepy Letter – Cut-Up At The Beat Hotel In Paris
10. Inching – "Is This Machine Recording?"
11. Handkerchief Masks – News Cut-Up
12. Word Falling – Photo Falling
13. Throat Microphone Experiment
14. It's About Time To Identify Oven Area
15. Last Words of Hassan Sabbah

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Public Enemy Reissue Albums Available Today

PUBLIC ENEMY REISSUE 1988 CLASSIC IT TAKES A NATION OF MILLIONS TO HOLD US BACK AND 1990'S FEAR OF A BLACK PLANET FOR DEF JAM/UMe
Lenticular Album Cover & Multi-Disc CD/DVD Bundles Available Now at RespectTheClassics.com
  
 

For review copies and contest giveaways contact me! michael@tynickabattle.com

New packages include original albums and rare bonus tracks, with booklets featuring essays by The Roots' Questlove and Wax Poetics' Andre Torres  

Los Angeles, California - When Public Enemy's second album, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, was released in 1988, "it completely upended the way records are made. It challenged the concept of reinvention in recorded music," writes The Roots' Amir "Questlove" Thompson in the booklet that is included in the deluxe two-CD/DVD reissue of the album on Def Jam/Universal Music Enterprises (UMe), available now along with its well-regarded follow-up,Fear of a Black Planet, which came out just two years later. In his liner notes, Wax Poeticsmagazine editor-in-chief Andre Torres calls that album, "the brilliant bookend to a classic hip-hop trilogy... Though Millions is the more critically acclaimed and well-known, an argument could be made for Fear's triumph as the strongest album of the three."
  
"IT TAKES A NATION" AVAILABLE NOW
  
  
The Deluxe Edition of It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back includes the original album, executive produced by Rick Rubin and Bill Stephney, and produced by Hank Shocklee, Keith Shocklee, Eric "Vietnam" Sadler and Carl Ryder (aka Chuck D), better known as the Bomb Squad. It features the classic tracks "Bring the Noise," "Don't Believe the Hype," "Louder Than a Bomb" and "Rebel Without a Pause." The second disc includes 13 rare bonus mixes, among them the original "No Noise" version of "Bring the Noise," instrumental versions of "Rebel Without a Pause," "Night of the Living Baseheads" and "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos," as well as the soundtrack version of "Fight the Power" from Spike Lee's groundbreaking Do the Right Thing movie. The third disc is a DVD of the 1989 VHS release Fight the Power... Live, directed by Hart Perry and long unavailable for sale. It includes the original videos for "Fight the Power," "Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos" and "Night of the Living Baseheads" along with several live performances. The platinum-selling album was named one of the top 100 of all time by Time magazine, and was ranked #48 on Rolling Stone's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time."

"FEAR OF A BLACK PLANET" AVAILABLE NOW
  
 
The Deluxe Edition of Fear of a Black Planet includes the original album, also produced by the Bomb Squad and featuring the hit singles, "Fight the Power," "Welcome to the Terrordome" and Flavor Flav's "911 Is a Joke." The second disc includes 18 rare bonus mixes, among them, the almost 10 minute-long "Enemy Assault Vehicle Mixx (Medley)," three separate remixes of "Can't Do Nuttin' For Ya Man!;" an uncensored and extended version of "Anti-Ni***r Machine"; instrumental takes on "911 Is a Joke," "Power to the People," "Revolutionary Generation" and "War at 33 1/3," plus three separate mixes of "Fight the Power," including the "Flavor Flav Meets Spike Lee" take, featuring Branford Marsalis on sax.

The original LP version of Fear of a Black Planet will also be released in a collector's vinyl edition for the first time in 15 years, with a special "fade to black" 3D cover that, when turned to the left or right, turns black, with just the band's iconic cross-hairs visible.

Fear of a Black Planet, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2015, finished #300 on Rolling Stone's list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" and was added to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry in 2005. The album is certified platinum by the RIAA for more than one million shipped, peaking at No. 10 on the Billboard 200. Writes Wax Poetics editor-in-chief Torres in the liner notes, "Though it sits in the shadow of It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold us Back, Fear of a Black Planet is a formidable contender for one of the finest hip-hop albums ever recorded."                                

These Deluxe Editions are part of a yearlong, ongoing celebration marking the 30th Anniversary of the iconic record label founded in 1984 by Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons. Its influence and impact on modern music, culture, and lifestyle is unparalleled.


DISC 1 (The Album)
 
1. Countdown To Armageddon
2. Bring The Noise
3. Don't Believe The Hype
4. Cold Lampin' With Flavor
5. Terminator X To The Edge Of Panic
6. Mind Terrorist
7. Louder Than A Bomb
8. Caught, Can We Get A Witness?

9. Show 'Em Whatcha Got
10. She Watch Channel Zero?!
11. Night Of The Living Baseheads
12. Black Steel In The Hour of Chaos
13. Security Of The First World
14. Rebel Without A Pause
15. Prophets Of Rage
16. Party For Your Right To Fight
 
DISC 2 (Bonus Tracks)
 
1.     Bring The Noise (No Noise Version)
2.     Bring The Noise (No Noise Instrumental)
3.     Bring The Noise (No Noise A Cappella)
4.     Rebel Without A Pause (Instrumental)
5.     Night Of The Living Baseheads (Anti-High Blood Pressure Encounter Mix)
6.     Night Of The Living Baseheads (Terminator X Meets DST And Chuck Chill Out Instrumental Mix)
7.     The Edge Of Panic
8.     The Rhythm, The Rebel (A Capella)
9.  Prophets Of Rage (Power Version)
10.  Caught, Can We Get A Witness? (Pre Black Steel Ballistic Felony Dub)
11.  B-Side Wins Again (Original Version)
12.  Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos (Instrumental)
13.  Fight The Power (Soundtrack Version)   

DISC 3 (Fight The Power Live DVD)
 
1.     Countdown to Armageddon
2.     Public Enemy Number One
3.     Miuzi Weighs A Ton
4.     Night Of The Living Baseheads (Live)
5.     Fight The Power
6.     Bring The Noise
7.     Don't Believe The Hype
8.     Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos
9.     Rebel Without A Pause
10.  Terminator X To The Edge Of Panic
11.  Night Of The Living Baseheads (Video)
12.  Prophets Of Rage    

 
DISC 1 (The Album)
1. Contract On The World Love Jam (Instrumental)    
2. Brothers Gonna Work It Out
3. 911 Is A Joke
4. Incident At 66.6 FM [Instrumental]
5. Welcome To The Terrordome
6. Meet the G That Killed Me
7. Pollywanacraka
8. Anti-Ni***r Machine
9. Burn Hollywood Burn (featuring Ice Cube)
10. Power To The People
11. Who Stole The Soul?
12. Fear Of A Black Planet
13. Revolutionary Generation
14. Can't Do Nuttin' For Ya, Man!
15. Reggie Jax
16. Leave This Off Your Fu*kin Charts (Instrumental)
17. B Side Wins Again
18. War At 33 1/3
19. Final Count Of The Collision Between Us And The Damned (Instrumental)
20. Fight The Power

DISC 2 (Bonus Tracks)
1. Brothers Gonna Work It Out (Remix)
2. Brothers Gonna Work It Out (Dub)
3. Flavor Flav
4. Terrorbeat
5. Welcome To The Terrordome (Terrormental)
6. Can't Do Nuttin' For Ya Man (Full Rub Mix)
7. Can't Do Nuttin' For Ya Man (U.K. 12" Powermix)
8. Can't Do Nuttin' For Ya Man (Dub Mixx)
9. Burn Hollywood Burn (Extended Censored Fried To The Radio Version)
10. Anti-Ni***r Machine (Uncensored Extended)
11. 911 Is A Joke (Instrumental)
12. Power To The People (Instrumental)
13. Revolutionary Generation (Instrumental)
14. War At 33 1/3 (Instrumental)
15. Fight The Power (Soundtrack Version)
16. Fight The Power (Powersax)
17. Fight The Power (Flavor Flav MeetsSpike Lee)
18. The Enemy Assault Vehicle Mixx (Medley)

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11/24/2014

Foxygen announce new shows 2015

Following Los Angeles and San Francisco shows with The Flaming Lips and Tobias Jesso Jr., respectively, Foxygen will kick off 2015 with their late night television debut and a performance/interview on KCRW‘s “Morning Becomes Eclectic.” 

More details on that to come!
FOXYGEN TOUR DATES:
Tue. Dec. 30 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre w/ The Flaming Lips [BUY TIX]
Wed. Dec. 31 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre w/ The Flaming Lips [BUY TIX]
Fri. Jan. 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre w/ Tobias Jesso Jr. – SOLD OUT
Sat. Jan. 3 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre w/ Tobias Jesso Jr. [BUY TIX] – ON SALE 11/28, 10AM PST






FOXYGEN photos by Angel Ceballos




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Fat White Family New Video Premieres On Noisey

FAT WHITE FAMILY'S 'IS IT RAINING IN YOUR MOUTH?' 
VIDEO PREMIERES ON NOISEY
FEATURED IN ROLLING STONE'S 'HOT LIST' ISSUE ON STANDS NOW
NEW YORK SHOWS ANNOUNCED FOR DECEMBER
NME AWARDS TOUR UK FEBRUARY/MARCH 2015

Fat White Family are the greatest young rock band in the UK and this probably extends to the rest of the world as well. For a band that only really coalesced as the Fat White Family in 2011, the six piece have already got several once-in-a-lifetime/ ‘OMG – were you there?’ gigs under their belt. One such show, in December of last year, the band rattled the walls of the legendary 100 Club in London, thus aligning themselves with the numerous legends who have trod the very same stage. The band summoned up the feral electric skronk blues of The Magic Band and The Birthday Party, the proto-punk pummelling of The Monks and The Modern Lovers and the twisted folk of Charles Manson and The Country Teasers. And as singer Lias Saoudi, clad in nothing but a pair of back to front, skin tight rubber trousers, was carried at head height off stage by a crowd of howling devotees, it was clear that something special had just happened... 
This past year, Fat White Family were critically acclaimed at SXSW, CMJ and Fun Fun Fun Fest, as well as embarking on a hugely successful US tour last month. One of the best live acts out there right now. Do not miss.  
Their debut album, 'Champagne Holocaust' is out now, through Fat Possum Records.
UPCOMING SHOWS:
December 13th - Baby's All Right - Brooklyn, NY
December 20th - Baby's All Right - Brooklyn, NY
2015/UK:

January 26th - Village Underground - London
February 19th - The Leadmill - Sheffield*
February 20th - O2 Academy Leeds - Leeds*
February 21st - O2 Academy Newcastle - Newcastle*
February 22nd - O2 ABC Glasgow - Glasgow*
February 24th - Rock City, Nottingham*
February 26th - The Ritz, Manchester*
February 27th - O2 Academy Oxford - Oxford*
February 28th - The Institute - Birmingham*
March 2nd - O2 Academy Bristol - Bristol*
March 3rd - Portsmouth Pyramid Centre - Portsmouth*
March 4th - The Forum - London*
* NME Awards Tour

The only band on this list I saw twice at CMJ this year -- and they killed it both times.....excellent, wild performers... great stuff."
Brooklyn Vegan/CMJ Highlights

"...refreshingly unique..." Bust

"...reminds me of long-lost groups like the Cravats and Marc Riley and the Creepers, as well as perennially loved cult artists like the Gun Club and the Fall....Don’t ever lose your ramshackleness and devil-may-care attitude, Fat White Family." The Stranger

"Fat White Family have this dirty energy to them that just takes over a room...f you cut loose and let them work their magic on you, it’s a grand old time. They put on my favorite show of the entire week." WeAllWantSomeone/CMJ review

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11/20/2014

Giorgio Moroder remixes Joywave's "Tongues"

JOYWAVE SHARES GIORGIO MORODER'S "TONGUES" REMIX VIA STEREOGUM

ON TOUR NOW

HOW DO YOU FEEL? EP OUT NOW VIA CULTCO MUSIC/HOLLYWOOD RECORDS

After a run of U.S. dates with St. Lucia and Betty Who, and a first time trek through Europe (that included supporting Kate Boy at London's XOYO), Joywave is back today to share Giorgio Moroder's remix of their hit single "Tongues." Giorgio keeps the core of the original track intact while adding a distinctly Moroder Italo feel. Its release comes on the heels of Giorgio recently announcing his forthcoming LP and in conjunction with the Joywave's first official headlining show in New York tonight at Rough Trade. Check out Giorgio's remix of "Tongues," the original's incredible music video and all of Joywave's upcoming tour dates below.

STREAM: "Tongues (Giorgio Moroder Remix)" - 

WATCH: "Tongues (Directed by The DANIELS)" - http://youtu.be/AqmwKi6KOSw

TOUR DATES

11/20 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade w/ VÉRITÉ + Kopps (Headline)
12/06 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep (KRXP X-Mas Bash)
12/10 Sacramento, CA @ Sleep Train Arena (Radio 94.7's Electric Christmas)
12/12 Boston, MA @ Bill's Bar (Radio BDC +1 Series)
12/15 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom (94.7 Presents A December to Remember)
12/19 Richmond, VA @ The National (XL102 Miracle on Broad St)
03/13 Tempe, AZ @ Pot of Gold Festival

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Stream Telekinesis' Polyvinyl Singles Series 7" Track

Polyvinyl Records 4-Track Singles Series Vol. 2.

Stream Telekinesis “Can’t See Stars” from 7” Single Today

2015 Lineup Features of Montreal, David Bazan, Crooked Fingers, Deerhoof, Blikk Fang, and More!



Polyvinyl has announced Volume 2 of their popular 4-Track Singles Series. Each month, subscribers will receive a limited edition, two-song 7”, pressed on colored vinyl and packaged in a jacket featuring unique artwork by GRAMMY-nominated artist Jesse LeDoux. Only 1000 subscriptions are being made available.

Like the sold out 2014 series, the 2015 series centers around a traveling Tascam 4-track cassette recorder that was passed along from one musician to the next. Today,Telekinesis treats fans with a sneak peek of their 7” single titled “Can’t See Stars”,available to post & share HERE.

Among the artists to record on the device are of Montreal, David Bazan, Deerhoof, and Crooked Fingers, as well as Blikk Fang, a long-rumored collaboration between Kevin Barnes (of Montreal) and Andrew VanWyngarden (MGMT). The full list of participating artists can be viewed below.

4-Track Singles Series Vol. 2 Artists:
Blikk Fang (MGMT, of Montreal)
Crooked Fingers
David Bazan
Deerhoof
The Dodos
Ducktails (Real Estate)
Jacco Gardner
Jonathan Rado (Foxygen)
Kishi Bashi
of Montreal
Saint Pepsi
Telekinesis

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11/19/2014

A Place to Bury Strangers 4th Album: Transfixiation plus first Single





APTBS Album #4 Tranfixiation will be released on 2/17 and APTBS will play the 
Music Hall of Williamsburg that night to celebrate.  You can order the deluxe 
bundle which has an exclusive 7" here:

http://www.scdistribution.com/aptbs/

You can hear the first single Straight here:

http://deadoceans.com/blog/2014/11/album-announce-a-place-to-bury-strangers-transfixiation-out-21715-hear-straight-see-new-european-north-american-tour-dates/

Also, First two tours are below.  There will be more!

US Dates:
Tue. February 17 - Brooklyn, NY @Music Hall of Williamsburg
Wed. February 18 - Philadelphia, PA @Black Box 
Thur. February 19 - Baltimore, MD @Metro Gallery
Fri. February 20 - Washington, DC @Rock N’ Roll Hotel
Sat. February 21 - Asheville, NC @New Mountain Theatre
Sun. February 22 - Atlanta, GA @The Earl
Mon. February 23 - Nashville, TN @The End
Wed. February 25 - New Orleans, LA @Gasa Gasa
Thur. February 26 - Houston, TX @Fitzgerald’s Downstairs 
Fri. February 27 - Dallas, TX @Club Dada
Sat. February 28 - Austin, TX @ Red 7 
Friday March 6 - Albuquerque, NM @Sisters
Saturday March 7 - El Paso, TX @Lowbrow Palace
Monday March 9 - Tuscon, AZ @Hotel Congress
Tuesday March 10 - Phoenix, AZ @Valley Bar 
Wednesday March 11 - San Diego, CA @Casbah
Thursday March 12 - Las Vegas, NV @Beauty Bar 
Saturday March 14 - San Francisco, CA @The Chapel
Sunday March 15 - Los Angeles, CA @The Echo
Tuesday March 17 - Portland, OR @Star Theater
Wednesday March 18 - Seattle, WA @Crocodile

European Dates:
Tue. March 31 - Dublin, IE @ Whelan’s
Wed. April 1 - Belfast, IE @ Voodoo
Thu. April 2 - Glasgow, UK @ King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
Fri. April 3 - Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall
Sun. April 5 - Manchester, UK @ Sound Control
Mon. April 6 - Nottingham, UK @ The Bodega Social Club 
Tue. April 7 - Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds
Wed. April 8 - Cardiff, UK @ Clwb lfor Bach
Thu. April 9 - London, UK @ Oslo
Sat. April 11 - Lille, FR @ La Peniche 
Sun. April 12 - Ris-Orangis, FR @ Le Plan 
Mon. April 13 - Paris, FR @ Le Divan du Monde
Tue. April 14 - Lyon, FR @ Le Marche Gare
Thu. April 16 - Zurich, CH @ Viadukt - Bogen F
Fri. April 17 - Bologna, IT @ Locomotiv
Sat. April 18 - Düdingen, CH @ Cafe Bad Bonn
Sun. April 19 - Munich, DE @ Strom
Tue. April 21 - Berlin, DE @ Lido
Wed. April 22 - Cologne, DE @ Underground
Thu. April 23 - Courtrai, BE @ De Kreun
Fri. April 24 - Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
Sat. April 25 - Groningen, NL @ Vera
Mon. April 27 - Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
Tue. April 28 - Copenhagen DK @ BETA
Wed. April 29 - Malmo, SE @ Babel
Thu. April 30 - Gothenburg, SE @ Pustervik
Fri. May 1 - Stockholm, SE @ Debaser Strand
Sat. May 2 - Oslo, NO @ John Dee










All pictures taken in Portland by Christiana Tuck.
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HUNDRED WATERS ANNOUNCE SPRING 2015 TOUR

HUNDRED WATERS ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN SPRING 2015 TOUR 

BAND CURRENTLY ON TOUR WITH INTERPOL, RECENTLY RELEASED NEW "OUT ALEE" VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4i_NbU-na78 


Hundred Waters have announced a new run of headlining North American tour dates for Spring of 2015, bringing characteristically inspiring performances of material from their critically lauded sophomore album The Moon Rang Like a Bell from west coast to east coast over the course of five weeks (dates below). The announcement arrives in the midst of a US tour supporting Interpol and on the heels of the recently released Down From the Rafters remix EP, which featured reworkings of the title track by Tim HeckerThe Field, and Huxley. The group also recently issued an official music video for album standout "Out Alee" directed by Michael Langan that can be viewed at the link above.


There's also the unfortunate news that Hundred Waters' scheduled performance on tonight's episode of Late Night With David Letterman has been postponed due to being trapped in inclement weather outside Buffalo, NY. A rescheduled date is expected to be announced soon.



LISTEN TO THE 'DOWN FROM THE RAFTERS' EP ON SOUNDCLOUD:


WATCH PREVIOUSLY RELEASED VIDEOS:

 

  


NEW HEADLINING TOUR DATES

2/11/15 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
2/13/15 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theater
2/14/15 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
2/16/15 - Portland, OR - Branx
2/17/15 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
2/18/15 - Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl
2/21/15 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
2/22/15 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
2/24/15 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
2/26/15 - Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace
2/27/15 - Montreal, QC - SAT
2/28/15 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair 
3/2/15 - Philadelpgia, PA - Union Transfer 
3/5/15 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
3/6/15 - Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
3/7/15 - Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
3/8/15 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
3/10/15 - Miami, FL - Grand Central
3/11/15 - St Petersburg, FL - State Theatre
3/13/15 - Orlando, FL - Dr. Phillips PAC
3/16/15 - New Orleans, LA - Republic


CURRENT TOUR DATES (w/ INTERPOL EXCEPT WHERE NOTED)

11/20/14 Montreal, QC - Metropolis *
11/21/14 Boston, MA - House of Blues *
11/22/14 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
11/24/14 New York, NY - Terminal 5 *
11/25/14 - New York, NY - Rough Trade (Hundred Waters ONLY)
11/26/14 New York, NY Terminal 5 *
11/29/14 Washington, D.C - 9:30 Club *
11/30/14 Washington, D.C - 9:30 Club *
12/1/14 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *




FOR MORE INFO


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Nicole Atkins Announces Deluxe Edition

NICOLE ATKINS UNVEILS SLOW PHASER: EXPANDED DELUXE EDITION

ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM NOW FEATURING
FULL-LENGTH BONUS DISC, LIVE AT THE MASONIC TEMPLE
OUT DECEMBER 2ND

EIGHT-SONG SET RECORDED THIS SUMMER AT HISTORIC DETROIT VENUE


ARRAY OF LIVE DATES SLATED THROUGH 2014 AND BEYOND

 

 

Nicole Atkins has announced the December 2nd digital release of Slow Phaser: Expanded Deluxe Edition, appending her internationally acclaimed new album with a second disc of previously unreleased live material.

 



 
Released earlier this year on Atkins' own label Oh'Mercy! Records (Thirty Tigers/RED)Slow Phaseris now accompanied by Live At The Masonic Temple, a full-length concert set recorded July 29th at the historic Detroit venue whilst the New Jersey-based Atkins served as special guest on Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' 2014 North American tour. The recording offers a fresh view of Atkins' myriad gifts, casting reconfigured versions of tracks from Slow Phaser alongside fan favorites from her breakthrough 2007 debut, Neptune City, and its adventurous 2011 follow-up, Mondo Amore (see attached tracklisting).

Where Atkins' own triumphant Slow Phaser headline tour featured backing from a five member ensemble, necessity demanded she travel alongside Cave with a leaner, more efficient set-up comprised of herself, guitarist Dave Rosen, and drummer Chris Donofrio. Atkins & Co. stripped away some of the intricate, inventive instrumentation found on her studio recordings and discovered an altogether different approach towards her own music. Though not a power trio in the traditional sense, the three musicians amp up the passion and energy in Atkins' already intensely emotional songcraft, employing space and stark simplicity to set her extraordinary voice at the forefront like never before. Live At The Masonic Temple immediately joins the shortlist of truly classic live albums, its force, directness and muscular performance not unlike some lost concert recording unearthed from Atkins' beloved golden age of 70s rock 'n' roll.

"The sound that we made was larger than any sound I've ever gotten from a five or six piece band," Atkins says. "Simplifying the music, bringing it down to where there's only three things happening, it really just cut away all the fat. When you hear 'The Tower' or 'Red Ropes' performed live by just three people, it's powerful stuff. With the three piece, all of my songs sound classic and evil."

Atkins - who has only just returned home from a hugely successful headline tour of Europe and the United Kingdom - will wrap up her brilliant 2014 with a number of unique live dates, including a December 18th show at Philadelphia's World Café Live, presented by WXPN 88.5. The concert is heralded by WXPN's "Vinyl At Heart" promotional campaign, with Atkins prominently featured on striking digital billboards, buses, and trains located throughout the Philadelphia metro area.

In addition, Atkins is set for an eagerly awaited headline show at Washington, DC's Rock & Roll Hotel on December 19th, followed by a very special homecoming spectacular at Asbury Park's world famous Stone Pony on December 20th. Other upcoming events include an intimate post-Christmas performance at New York's Rubin Museum of Art, slated for December 26th as well as a just announced 2015 date supporting the great Mavis Staples, scheduled for February 21st at Monmouth University's Pollak Theatre in West Long Branch, New Jersey. For regularly updated information, please visit www.nicoleatkins.com.

 
A neon noir tour de force of hi-def late-night pop, Slow Phasermarks Nicole Atkins' most ingenious and indelibly modern collection to date. Produced by Tore Johannson (with whom Atkins collaborated on the now-classic Neptune City) at his Malmö, Sweden studio, the album is a milestone for the acclaimed singer/songwriter, her restless creativity fully realized via the addition of some surprising colors to her already diverse paintbox.Songs like the sultry "Red Ropes" and the poptastic first single, "Girl You Look Amazing" positively swirl with day-glo danceability, the bright hues setting Atkins' distinctive creative voice in a luminous and undeniable new light. Bittersweet yet life affirming, Slow Phaser is Nicole Atkins at her confident and unpredictable best - spirited, sexy, and determinedly forward thinking.

Slow Phaser was greeted by the most ecstatic notices of Atkins' much-admired career, with The New York Daily News' Jim Farber declaring it "a super-catchy, highly danceable argument for Atkins to be seen as one of the great swaggering women of rock. In her snarky huff, Atkins recalls Chrissie Hynde. In her New York mix of hauteur and humor, she brings to mind Debbie Harry... Her voice ties it all together, with a sound sure enough to let the vulnerability of her words proudly show... Gleaming in tone, piercing in volume and unstoppable in attitude, it rips right through you."

Elsewhere, USA Today applauded Atkins' "penchant for creating enticingly mysterious pop-rock." "When Nicole Atkins sings, she sounds like Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline and Janis Joplin all rolled into one voice," enthused NPR (with host Scott Simon complimenting her for possessing "a voice that could melt the heart of a devil. Sense of humor dryer than a drought...") The Boston Globe praisedSlow Phaser's "immaculate popcraft" and commended Atkins for "releasing three remarkable albums." "Nicole Atkins has continued to push boundaries creatively," declared Paste, while The New Yorker singled out "Girl You Look Amazing" as "the rarest of things: a nutritious confection."

In the UK, The Daily Mirror awarded Slow Phaser four stars, noting the album "bursts with attitude and vitality... (Atkins') lustrous vocals, irresistible swagger and compositional ingenuity excel here." Atkins has been "blessed with a siren voice of innate and intricate grace and restraint," noted The Sunday Times, adding, "Buy this." 

"For all of the twists and turns in musical directions Slow Phaser takes, Atkins negotiates them all with remarkable ease and dexterity," wrote The Line of Best Fit. "Just like her songwriting, her singing has developed and matured." "Slow Phaser is a big step forward for Atkins," exclaimed Blurt. "Lyrically her songs have never been better, and couple that with her throaty, soothing vocals and the orchestra pop music backing and this record is not only her best yet, but one of the best releases 2014 has offered so far."


NICOLE ATKINS
SLOW PHASER: EXPANDED DELUXE EDITION
(Oh'Mercy! Records)

DISC ONE:
SLOW PHASER
1.     Who Killed The Moonlight?
2.     It's Only Chemistry
3.     Girl You Look Amazing
4.     Cool People
5.     We Wait Too Long
6.     Red Ropes
7.     What Do You Know?
8.     Gasoline Bride
9.     The Worst Hangover
10.  Sin Song
11.  Above As Below

DISC TWO: LIVE AT THE MASONIC TEMPLE
1.     Who Killed The Moonlight?
2.     Gasoline Bride
3.     The Way It Is
4.     The Worst Hangover
5.     We Wait Too Long
6.     Red Ropes
7.     War Torn
8.     The Tower

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