Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks announce cross country tour
Hot on the heels of the release of Wig Out At Jagbags, (out on January 7th) Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks have announced a cross country tour beginning in Toronto on February 22nd.
The tour will also make stops in Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria.
Complete itinerary is listed below
Saturday, February 22nd – Lee’s Palace (Toronto)
Sunday, February 23rd – Cafe Campus (Montreal)
Monday, April 7th – Republik (Calgary)
Tuesday, April 8th – Starlite (Edmonton)
Thursday, April 10th – Rickshaw Theatre (Vancouver)
Friday, April 11th – Lucky Bar (Victoria)
Watch the lyric video for Lariat:
4AD Session 016: Camera Obscura
Today marks the launch of the next instalment in the 4AD Sessions series, with Camera Obscura taking centre stage.
The five-track session was filmed in the band’s hometown of Glasgow, at the Tron Theatre, whose 16th century clock tower is one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks.
Directed by seasoned 4AD Session collaborators Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, the pair knew exactly how best to present cuts from the act’s most recent album, Desire Lines, released earlier this year –
“The idea behind the session was pure and simple – Camera Obscura are a perfect band, they record their songs all playing live together and there’s a beautiful, unblemished chemistry in that unity.”
Shot as the band were about to head off on a US tour, Tracyanne was heavily pregnant at the time, with her bump growing over the shoot as the baby re-positioned. For the session Iain and Jane made a large backdrop of the silvery tree-scape from the album cover and then set the band in front.
Over the weekend the band received the prestigious King Tuts Songwriting Award as part of the Tartan Clef Awards, held annually by Nordoff Robbins to celebrate the great and good within the Scottish music industry, as well as to raise awareness of their noble work.
1.Break It To You Gently
2. Desire Lines
3. Every Weekday
4. New Year’s Resolution
5. Fifth In Line To The Throne
Houndmouth unveil new video, announce Toronto tour stop
This week Houndmouth released their hilarious (like legitimately weird and fun) video for “Casino (Bad Things)”, from their debut album From The Hills Below The City, described by NPR as “A near-perfect album” and by Rolling Stone as “Earthy melancholy with a rude garage-rock streak”.
The band also announced that it will be back in Canada for a show March 19th at The Horseshoe Tavern
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE & THE CREATORS PROJECT PRESENT "THE VAMPYRE OF TIME AND MEMORY"
Queens Of The Stone Age and The Creators Project, a partnership between Intel and VICE, have unveiled the interactive video for “The Vampyre Of Time And Memory.” This bold production, directed by Kii Arens and Jason Trucco and designed and developed by Darknet, re-imagines the classic music video in the context of a virtual art installation distinguished by horror, weird beauty, and surrealism, and pushes the boundaries of creative expression. More than that, Joshua Homme and the band’s commanding performance is simply not to be missed.
The full video experience can be found here: http://www.vampyreoftimeandmemory.com/
Directors Arens and Trucco commented on co-creating the “Vampyre…” experience with the Queens: “Working on this Queens video was the ultimate artistic joyride. Joshua Homme and company gave us the creative keys to the car from word go… and Josh has a badass car. Vampyre is such a thick track… On the technology side, Darknet was the perfect forward-thinking company to push the boundaries of music video presentation. All art is technology, technology that shares an experience or an idea. Vampyre uses all the tools available to us today to share a meaningful common experience. We’re so proud to be a part of the best rock album in a decade. Long live The Queens!”
In addition to the tri-level interactive video, Arens and Trucco have a offered up a Director’s Cut incorporating elements of all three visual stagings:
“The Vampyre Of Time And Memory,” produced by The Creators Project, is another milestone in a banner year for Queens Of The Stone Age. From the jaw-dropping Boneface animated videos that heralded the release of the band’s international #1 album …Like Clockwork (Matador) to the still-going largest tour in Queens’ history, 2013 has been marked by one triumph after another for the band whose music The New York Times has hailed as “about a man at the border of life and death, with everything at stake, and that’s exactly how it sounds.”
ABOUT THE CREATORS PROJECT
Founded by a revolutionary partnership between Intel and VICE, The Creators Project celebrates and supports visionary artists across multiple disciplines who are using technology in innovative ways to push the boundaries of creative expression. Launched in 2010, The Creators Project includes daily video and editorial content, an official YouTube Channel, and original artwork commissions. To date, there are more than 500 Creators from around the world. Participating artists include Karen O, M83, Benh Zeitlin, Animal Collective, The xx, Chris Milk, Florence and the Machine, Spike Jonze, Amon Tobin, Matt Pyke, Anthony Wong, Supermarche, United Visual Artists, Sticky Monster Lab, Takeshi Murata, Andrew Huang, Vega Zaishi Wang, Mick Rock, David Bowie and Barney Clay.
LO-FANG DEBUT ALBUM ANNOUNCED. 'LOOK AWAY' VIDEO PREMIERES ON VEVO.
On February 25th, 4AD will release Blue Film, the debut album by LA based producer Lo-Fang (nee Matthew Hemerlein). Classically trained in violin, cello, bass, piano and guitar, Hemerlein’s soulful falsetto floats above a rich blend of classical, R&B and electronic music, telling stories of love, loss, and deceit. The album was written and recorded during Hemerlein’s world travels everywhere from a farmhouse in Maryland to a hotel in Cambodia to studios in London and Nashville. He completed the album at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles with GRAMMY Award winning producer Francois Tetaz.
Noted filmmaker Grant Singer (Sky Ferreira, Kendrick Lamar, DIIV) directed the stunning two-part video for album track “Look Away” that premieres today via VEVO.
The first half nodding to the op-art movement with the second half filmed in an abandoned mansion in the Hollywood Hills where Spielberg once shot scenes from Colombo. Watch here:
Lo-Fang is already earning raves in the UK. NME calls his music “timeless and bang up to date” while The Clash praises his “bold, striking songwriting [and] sharp, emotional focus.”
Earlier this year Lo-Fang released a limited 12” double A-side single, #88/Boris.
Out on Feb 24/25, 2014
1. Look Away
3. When We’re Fire
4. Light Year
5. Blue Film
9. Animal Urges
10. Confusing Happiness
11. You’re the One That I Want