Camera Obscura reveal a new song ‘Fifth In Line To The Throne’
With less than a month to go before the release of their long-awaited new album Desire Lines (recorded in Portland, US with producer Tucker Martine), Camera Obscura have revealed another song, ‘Fifth In Line To The Throne’.
A sonic foil to recent single ‘Do It Again’, ‘Fifth In Line To The Throne’ sees the Glasgow five-piece in full balladeer mode.
Camera Obscura’s Tracyanne Campbell explains, “’Fifth In Line To The Throne’ is a song about someone in a seemingly perfect relationship but there is a dark underside to it. We wanted to sound menacing and give folk the creeps. I believe Princess Beatrice is fifth in line by the way.”
Listen to Do It Again.
Desire Lines is released on June 3rd 2013.
Catch Camera Obscura on tour this summer:
23rd – VANCOUVER, Commodore Ballroom
Isjaki The New Single FROM SIGUR ROS’ FORTHCOMING ALBUM KVEIKUR
Last month, Sigur Rós announced news of a new studio album, Kveikur. Self-produced by the three members of Sigur Rós – Jón Þór Birgisson, Georg Holm and Orri Páll Dýrason – Kveikur will be released on June 18th, and is their first album since signing to XL Recordings worldwide.
Today, Sigur Rós reveal a new single “Ísjaki,” a further example of the band’s shift towards a more direct and melodic sound. “Ísjaki” is available as an instant download for fans who pre-order Kveikur via iTunes.
Meanwhile, following two incredible sets at this year’s Coachella, Sigur Rós continue to play live across the globe including a May 27th stop at Vancouver’s Deer Lake Park
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE …. LIKE CLOCKWORK NEW ALBUM OUT JUNE 4 ON MATADOR RECORDS ; “My God Is The Sun” stream
Queens Of The Stone Age has confirmed June 4 as the release date for its sixth studio album ‘… Like Clockwork’ on Matador Records.
The band has also unveiled the new album’s stunning artwork by UK artist Boneface.
… Like Clockwork’s release is preceded by first single “My God Is The Sun,” which received its recent live debut in Queens Of The Stone Age’s Lollapalooza Brazil set.
Described by Queens principal Joshua Homme as “an audio documentary of a manic year,” ‘… Like Clockwork’ is the band’s first full length collection of all new material since 2007′s ‘Era Vulgaris’, as well as the band’s debut release on new label partner Matador. The full track listing for the album is:
1. Keep Your Eyes Peeled
2. I Sat By The Ocean
3. The Vampyre of Time and Memory
4. If I Had A Tail
5. My God Is The Sun
7. Fairweather Friends
8. Smooth Sailing
9. I Appear Missing
10. …Like Clockwork
‘…. Like Clockwork’ was produced by Joshua Homme and QOTSA, recorded by Mark Rankin with additional engineering by Justin Smith, at Josh’s studio, Pink Duck, in Burbank, California.
Queens of the Stone Age are:
Joshua Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita and Michael Shuman
Jon Theodore will play drums on the upcoming tour, which is not exactly upcoming as dates began with last weeks Lollapalooza Brazil and Chile appearances.
Twitter : @QOTSA
THE NATIONAL ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF THEIR SIXTH STUDIO ALBUM “TROUBLE WILL FIND ME,” OUT ON 4AD MAY 21ST
Trouble Will Find Me, The National’s new album will be released on 4AD on May 21st. This is the fifth studio album for the Brooklyn band, and follows 2010’s critical and commercial success High Violet. The album is the most self-assured collection of songs produced by The National in its 14-year career.
In an interview with UK’s UNCUT Magazine, front man Matt Berninger described the songs as more “immediate and visceral” than their previous work. Trouble Will Find Me possesses a directness, a coherency and an approachability that suggests The National are at their most confident. The album will be available digitally, on disc, on 180gram vinyl and in a limited edition deluxe boxed vinyl version.
After a 22-month tour following the release of High Violet the band returned home. Regardless of plans to wait to record new music for another year or two, guitarist Aaron Dessner began working on sketches of new songs that the other members were too inspired by to not fully realize. Matt confesses, “For the past ten years we’d been chasing something, wanting to prove something. And this chase was about trying to disprove our own insecurities. After touring High Violet, I think we felt like we’d finally gotten there. Now we could relax—not in terms of our own expectations but we didn’t have to prove our identity any longer.” The results are simultaneously breakthrough and oddly familiar, the culmination of an artistic journey that has led The National both to a new crest and, somehow, back to their beginnings—when, says Aaron, “our ideas would immediately click with each other. It’s free-wheeling again. The songs on one level are our most complex, and on another they’re our most simple and human. It just feels like we’ve embraced the chemistry we have.” The album was recorded at Clubhouse in Rhinebeck, NY. Trouble Will Find Me was self-produced and mixed by Craig Silvey with additional mixing from Peter Katis and Marcus Paquin.
In advance of the release, the documentary Mistaken For Strangers will premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival as the festival opener on April 17th. The film, directed by Tom Berninger, follows The National on its biggest tour to date. Newbie roadie Tom (lead singer Matt Berninger’s younger brother) is a heavy metal and horror movie enthusiast, and can’t help but put his own spin on the experience. Inevitably, Tom’s moonlighting as an irreverent documentarian creates drama on the road. The film is a touching look at two very different brothers and an entertaining story of artistic aspiration. The film will be screened at this years Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto on April 30th.
Following the May 21st release of Trouble Will Find Me, The National will embark on a world tour. Highlights include Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, Bonnaroo Arts & Music Festival, the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles , Red Rocks Amphitheater and a free show at Yonge-Dundas Square for NXNE. Tickets are on sale for most shows announced to date and more shows will be announced soon.
TRACK LISTING- Trouble Will Find Me
1). I SHOULD LIVE IN SALT
3). DON’T SWALLOW THE CAP
5). SEA OF LOVE
7). THIS IS THE LAST TIME
10). I NEED MY GIRL
12). PINK RABBITS
13). HARD TO FIND
5/16: State Theater, Ithaca, NY
5/26: Boston Calling/City Hall Plaza , Boston, MA
6/05: Barclay’s Center, Brooklyn, NY
6/06: Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
6/07: Mann Center for Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA
6/08: The National, Richmond, VA
6/10: Red Hat Amphitheatre, Raleigh, NC
6/11: Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
6/13: Lachine Canal, Montreal, Canada
6/14: Yonge Dundas Square, Toronto, Canada
6/15: The LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH
6/13-16:Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival,Manchester, TN
6/21: Hurricane Festival, Scheessel, Germany
6/22: Southside Festival, Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany
6/25: Cirque Royal, Brussels, Belgium
6/28: Live At The Marquee, Cork, Ireland
6/30: Parco Della Musica, Rome, Italy
7/01: City Sound Festival, Milan, Italy
7/02: Salata, Zagreb, Croatia
7/14: Bunbury Music Festival, Cincinnati, OH
8/06: Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St. Paul, MN
8/10: Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
9/17: Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO
ABOUT THE NATIONAL
Formed in 1999, The National consists of vocalist Matt Berninger fronting two pairs of brothers: Aaron (guitar, bass, piano) and Bryce Dessner (guitar), and Scott (bass, guitar) and Bryan Devendorf (drums). Their first full-lengths, The National and Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers, and a crucial mini-album, Cherry Tree, preceded their signing to Beggars Banquet in 2004. Alligator (2005), included underground anthem “Mr. November,” and raised their profile as the National grew into an incendiary live band. Boxer (2007), featuring songs like “Fake Empire”, “Mistaken For Strangers” and “Start A War,” sold over three times as many copies as its predecessor. The National’s 2010 release, High Violet was widely recognized for its critical and commercial success around the world. Both individually and collectively The National’s members have been involved in countless artistic, charitable and socio-political pursuits.
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Listen to the new Double A-side Single Diane Young/Step
Modern Vampires Of The City is out on May 7th.
Vampire Weekend perform on:
May 16th at The Toronto Sony Centre For The Performing Arts
August 2nd at Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts
August 9th at The Squamish Music Festival