ADELE ALBUM “25” RELEASED GLOBALLY NOVEMBER 20th
Adele is set to release 25 her highly anticipated new album, which will be available globally on Friday November 20th and is the first new music from her since her Oscar winning single ‘Skyfall’ in 2012.
“My last record was a break up record and if I had to label this one I would call it a make up record. I’m making up with myself. making up for lost time. making up for everything I ever did and never did.”
“Hello,” the debut single from 25 is now available.
Watch the cinematic video for “Hello” below. The video is lensed by Cannes Jury Prize winning director Xavier Dolan (Mommy, Tom at the Farm). “It was a privilege to direct the music video for Adele’s, heartbreaking song,” remarked Dolan. “When I first heard it, all the images were already running by so clearly in my head – and her trust and generosity allowed me to create freely.”
The video was shot in mid September outside Montreal where the Canadian director explained, “being on set with her was wonderful. And the thought of directing her in the ‘acting’ aspect of the term was exciting. I discovered that she’s a very talented actress – no matter what she’ll tell you.” Dolan further enthused about the collaboration by saying “It was a great experience. Adele allowed me to dive into this full throttle, so I could abandon myself artistically and emotionally, like she always does. It made me extremely proud.” The video also features a cameo by American actor Tristan Wilds (The Wire, The Secret Life of Bees).
Adele joined Nick Grimshaw on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show to launch her new song, Hello. You can hear the full interview here:
2. Send My Love (To Your New Lover)
3. I Miss You
4. When We Were Young
6. Water Under The Bridge
7. River Lea
8. Love In The Dark
9. Million Years Ago
10. All I Ask
11. Sweetest Devotion
Watch new video for ‘Sororal Feelings’ - U.S. GIRLS
Filmed by Lulu Hazel Turnbull and edited by Meg, the gripping footage represents the constant artistic evolution of Meg Remy, finding Half Free’s distinct portrait dismembered and dismantled as her signature blond locks are shaved off by Jennifer Hazel. The video represents the artist’s ongoing conversation with both gender and genre, as reflected throughout Half Free’s acclaimed collection of songs.
In Remy’s words, ‘Sororal Feelings’ was “loosely based on the character Nora Bass from the Michael Ondaatje book Coming Through Slaughter. What if you found out your husband slept with all of your sisters before choosing you?” The song samples Yvonne Carroll’s ‘Mister Loverman’ in a beat crafted by Meg.
DEERHUNTER ‘LIVING MY LIFE’ VIDEO
The third track shared by the band follows the mutant funk of Snakeskin and luminous single ‘Breaker’. As with Breaker , Deerhunter kingpin Bradford Cox has taken on directorial duties for the video for ‘Living My Life’. The Atlantan describes it as, “macro meditations on geology and botany to the observations of afternoon light filtered onto wooden floors. The idea was to have a formless visual that does not conform to the overwhelming cleverness and narrative ambition of most modern videos. Instead we have a sometimes ridiculous, and sometimes hypnotically beautiful, mess of images and rhythm. The final section of the video, in particular, could be a teenage garage band take on Tarkovsky’s Solaris. Various chemicals and dyes were used to create a liquid fantasia for the song’s transcendent climax.” The video is dedicated to Miles Davis.
Fading Frontier, Deerhunter’s seventh studio album, was written and recorded in the band’s hometown of Atlanta, GA, with production duties shared by the band (Bradford Cox, Lockett Pundt, Moses Archuleta and Josh McKay) and Ben H. Allen, continuing a collaboration that began with 2010’s acclaimed Halcyon Digest. Fading Frontier also features contributions from Broadcast’s James Cargill and Tim Gane from Stereolab.
LE1F ANNOUNCES DEBUT STUDIO ALBUM ON TERRIBLE RECORDS RIOT BOI SET FOR RELEASE NOVEMBER 13TH
The album features guest vocals from Dev Hynes (Blood Orange), Junglepussy, Don Christian, and Miss Geri, among others, and production from SOPHIE, Lunice, Boody, Blood Diamonds, Salva, Dubbel Dutch, Evian Christ and more (full track listing below).
Maintaining his dynamically controversial personality through the record, Le1f draws inspiration from the Riot Grrl Movement and artists like M.I.A. and Missy Elliott. The album is both a celebration of marginalized identities and Emma Goldman’s infamous quote, “If you can’t dance, it’s not my revolution.” You can check out another track off the album for “Rage,” produced by Balam Acab up top.
Additionally Le1f has announced a string of Riot Boi parties in support of the album that include a Terrible Records CMJ Party in New York + additional New York, LA, Toronto appearances (full dates below)
3. Grace, Alek or Naomi
4. Swirl (ft. Junglepussy & House of LaDosha)
11. Tell (ft. DonChristian)
12. Change (ft. Devonte Hynes & Miss Geri)
RIOT BOI PARTY DATES
October 16 – NYC
October 22 – LA
October 31 – NY
November 5 – NY
November 14 – Seattle
November 15 – LA
November 28 – Montreal
November 29 – Toronto
January 23 – Melbourne
EL VY SHARE NEW SINGLE ‘PAUL IS ALIVE’
EL VY, a new collaboration between Matt Berninger (lyricist and vocalist of The National) and Brent Knopf (frontman/producer of Ramona Falls), release their debut album Return To The Moon on October 30th. The duo has just launched a video for new track ‘Paul Is Alive’.
As with previous single I’m The Man To Be, the visuals for ‘Paul Is Alive’ were created and directed by Tom Berninger (Matt’s brother and director of the acclaimed Mistaken For Strangers film). His treatment is a candid portrait of Matt and Brent, capturing the pair behind-the-scenes, often illumined by the ever-present moon. ‘Paul Is Alive’ is the third new song to be released, following ‘I’m The Man To Be’ and Return To The Moon
“I think ‘Paul Is Alive’ is about finally finding the water that you can breathe in, finding a place or a person that makes you feel like you,” Matt explains. “It’s very much my story of what Cincinnati was like, growing up and falling in love with music, discovering these little places where like-minded people could find each other.”
EL VY recently made their US TV debut last week with a live performance on Conan. Matt and Brent were joined by drummer Andy Stack (Wye Oak), bassist Matt Sheehy (Lost Lander) and backing vocalists Moorea Masa, Allison Hall and Margaret Wehr for an electrifying live rendition of title track ‘Return To The Moon (Political Song For Didi Bloome To Sing, With Crescendo)’. Watch the footage here
EL VY (rhymes with ‘hell pie’) and Return To The Moon is a project Berninger and Knopf have been thinking about for years. Their friendship spans nearly a decade, starting back when the National and Brent’s previous band Menomena played small half-empty clubs along America’s west coast. Feeling an immediate musical kinship, the pair kept in touch, Brent sending Matt occasional rough sketches of music and Matt responding with melodies and lyrics. Finally, in the winter and spring of 2014-15, they actually got together to make an album.
Catch EL VY live as they head out for full-band performances with Stack and Sheehy on their first tour, next month:
02 – PORTLAND, OR, Doug Fir Lounge ^ £ SOLD OUT
03 – PORTLAND, OR, Doug Fir Lounge ^ # SOLD OUT
04 – SEATTLE, WA, Neumos # SOLD OUT
06 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA, The Independent # SOLD OUT
07 – LOS ANGELES, CA, Troubadour % SOLD OUT
08 – LOS ANGELES, CA, Troubadour # SOLD OUT
10 – PHILADELPHIA, PA, Union Transfer ~
11 – WASHINGTON, DC, 9:30 Club +
13 – NEW YORK, NY, Bowery Ballroom ~ SOLD OUT
14 – BROOKLYN, NY, Music Hall of Williamsburg ~ ¥ SOLD OUT
15 – CAMBRIDGE, MA, The Sinclair ~ SOLD OUT
16 – MONTREAL, QC, Theatre Fairmount *
17 – TORONTO, ON, Opera House * SOLD OUT
19 – CHICAGO, IL, Metro * SOLD OUT
20 – MILWAUKEE, WI, The Turner *
21 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN, First Avenue *
01 – COPENHAGEN, Pumpehuset SOLD OUT
02 – HAMBURG, Grunspan
03 – AMSTERDAM, Melkweg SOLD OUT
04 – COLOGNE, Kantine
06 – BERLIN, Astra Kulturhaus
07 – BRUSSELS, AB SOLD OUT
08 – PARIS, Le Trabendo
09 – LONDON, Electric Ballroom
10 – LONDON, Electric Ballroom SOLD OUT
12 – MANCHESTER, Gorilla SOLD OUT
13 – DUBLIN, Vicar Street SOLD OUT