Shlohmo Signs to True Panther, Releases New Single Today on True Panther/WeDidIt Live North American Tour Announced for Spring 2015
Shlohmo’s sound has evolved in ways that are difficult to describe. His unique approach to production seems as steeped in sludge metal as it is in drum & bass, as much IDM as it is R&B. It is somewhere deep within this sonic collage that he has carved out a distinct and celebrated voice in the electronic music space. His production on BANKS’ 2014 single “Brain,” and his sought-after remixes and crossover style, as witnessed in this year’s collaborative release with Jeremih, are further evidence of his immense talent and wide scope of influence.
Next spring also signifies a return to the stage for Shlohmo with a massive headlining national tour, his first with a live band, with more details on its setup to emerge in the new year. With Shlohmo’s new approach to his live set, new label home and new single Emerge From Smoke Shlohmo’s 2015 marks a very exciting and distinct musical direction with a big announcement to follow after the holidays.
Shlohmo 2015 Live Tour Dates
Mar 31 – Casbah – San Diego, CA
Apr 1 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
Apr 2 – El Rey Theater – Albuquerque, NM
Apr 3 – The Parish – Austin, TX
Apr 4 – Fitzgerald – Houston, TX
Apr 5 – Trees – Dallas, TX
Apr 6 – Republic – New Orleans, LA
Apr 8 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC
Apr 9 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
Apr 11 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
Apr 12 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
Apr 14 – Signal Kitchen – Burlington, VT
Apr 15 – SAT – Montreal, QC
Apr 16 – Hoxton – Toronto, ON
Apr 17 – Concorde Music Hall – Chicago, IL
Apr 18 – Plush – St. Louis, MO
Apr 22 – Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO
Apr 24 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
Apr 26 – Branx – Portland, OR
Apri 29 – The Arcata Theatre – Arcata, CA
Apr 30 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
May 2 – The Catalyst Club – Santa Cruz, CA
May 3 – Velvet Jones – Santa Barbara, CA
May 7 – The Fonda – Los Angeles, CA
LAPSLEY PREMIERES “FALLING SHORT” VIDEO
Over the course of 2014, emerging singer, songwriter and producer Holly ‘Låpsley’ Fletcher has become one of the most hotly-tipped new UK artists around.
Through beautifully crafted songs such as Station and Painter, the eighteen year old, Liverpool-raised artist has created a unique sonic identity, mixing sparse, minimal electronic production with gorgeous, emotive songwriting.
“Falling Short” is the lead track from her debut Understudy EP, which will be released on January 6th 2015.
Available on 12” and download, the EP features three further brand new tracks: “Brownlow”, “8896” and “Dancing.”
BELLE & SEBASTIAN “NOBODY’S EMPIRE” TRACK & VIDEO PREMIERES SECOND SINGLE FROM GIRLS IN PEACETIME WANT TO DANCE
The new video for Belle & Sebastian’s latest single, “Nobody’s Empire,” premiered today on the band’s site.
“Nobody’s Empire,” is the opening track on the band’s forthcoming album Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance.
The video combines footage from the album cover shoot – with cover model Tamzin taking on the role of Stuart Murdoch in this tale of Murdoch’s health problems as a younger man – with over 100 clips received from B&S fans, as well as archival clips from the Scottish Screen Archive at the National Library Of Scotland and the Prelinger Archives. Stuart Murdoch says ““Nobody’s Empire,” is absolutely the most personal [song] I’ve ever written.”
Girls In Peacetime Want to Dance will be released on January 20th, 2015 via Matador. The ninth studio album from Belle and Sebastian was produced and mixed at Maze Studios in Atlanta by Ben H. Allen III, (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, Deerhunter). Additional mixing took place in Glasgow with longtime collaborator Tony Doogan before being mastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road Studios.
1. Nobody’s Empire, 2. Allie, 3. The Party Line, 4. The Power of Three, 5. The Cat with the Cream, 6. Enter Sylvia Plath, 7.The Everlasting Muse , 8. Perfect Couples, 9. Ever Had a Little Faith? 10. Play for Today , 11.The Book of You, 12. Today (This Army’s for Peace)
January 26 – Laneway Festival, Auckland, New Zealand
January 28 – The Tivoli, Brisbane, Australia
January 29 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia
January 31 – Taronga Zoo, Sydney, Australia
February 1 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
February 3 – Astor Theatre, Perth, Australia
February 12 – AX Club, Seoul, Korea
February 16 – Hostess Club Taipei @ Legacy, Taipei, Taiwan
February 21 – Hostess Club Weekender, Studio Coast, Tokyo
March 30th: USA, Cambridge, House of Blue
April 1st: Canada, Toronto, Massey Hall
April 2nd: USA, Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak
April 3rd: USA, Riviera, Chicago
May 3 – St. David’s, Cardiff, Wales
May 4 – Colston Hall, Bristol
May 5 – Guildhall, Portsmouth
May 7 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England
May 8 – Open, Norwich, England
May 10 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham, England
May 11 – Westminster Central Hall, London
May 12th: UK, Westminster, Central Hall
May 15th: UK, Manchester, Albert Hall
May 14 – Albert Hall, Manchester, England
May 16 – City Hall, Newcastle, England
May 18 – Opera House, Buxton, England
May 19 – City Hall, Leeds, England
May 22 – Hydro Arena, Glasgow (with the Scottish Festival Orchestra)
May 24 –Sound City, Liverpool, England
June 10 – Radio City Music Hall, New York
July 2-4 – ATP Iceland, Keflavik, Iceland (NOTE : 16 years after Belle and Sebastian curated the first All Tomorrow’s Parties at Camber Sands)
Perfume Genius premieres 'Fool' video
Perfume Genius, aka Mike Hadreas, released a music video for “Fool,” the 3rd single from his 3rd album, Too Bright (Matador Records/Turnstile). Directed by Charlotte Rutherford, it was co-produced by Urban Outfitters as the 20th installment of their UO Music Video Series. Check out blog.urbanoutfitters.com for an interview with the director, as well as behind the scenes photos from the shoot.
Too Bright is one of 2014’s most acclaimed releases, and the “Best Of 2014” accolades keep pouring in: NPR, Time Magazine, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Stereogum, Paste, Cosmopolitan, American Songwriter, and so many more. It’s an ambitious album, and it’s been extremely gratifying to see how closely people have listened and how intelligently it’s been written about – and in turn, how popular it’s been with fans.
YOUNG TURKS ANNOUNCE ‘YT2014’ COMPILATION
The 5 artist, 5 track download, which is available now, features the best known tracks by the five artists who have released music on Young Turks in 2014 – Jamie xx, FKA twigs, Sampha, SBTRKT and Quirke.
The limited edition LP (available in January) will also carry an additional selection of rare or unreleased music from all five artists.
Recent Young Turks signing Quirke released his Acid Beth EP in May. The EP is an insight into the world of Josh Quirke, a London based producer making music that could only exist in the current generation of genre confused electronica.
2014 also marked the return of Jamie xx. The producer released two limited edition singles All Under One Roof Raving and the AA-side Girl / Sleepsound. As well as working on new music with both The xx and his own solo album, Jamie spent much of 2014 playing shows around the world and last month picked up the ‘best video’ Q Award for Girl.
Lastly, 2014 saw the meteoric rise of FKA Twigs. The much talked about singer, producer and director is currently in the middle of her largest tour to date, playing shows across the UK, Europe and North America. Since it’s release in August, her debut album LP1 has received worldwide critical acclaim and was one of twelve albums to make the shortlist of the 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize.
Download track listing
1. Sampha – Too Much
2. SBTRKT – NEW DORP. NEW YORK
3. Quirke – Break A Mirrored Leg
4. Jamie xx – Girl
5. FKA twigs – Two Weeks
LP Format B-side track listing
1. Sampha – Answer (unreleased instrumental)
2. SBTRKT – Tamagochi (Deluxe LP bonus track)
3. Quirke – Acid Beth (Lizzie Mix) (exclusive new remix)
4. Jamie xx – Sleep Sound
5. FKA twigs – One Time (deluxe LP bonus 7” track)