Watch the video for ‘Feeling Good Is Good Enough’ here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBRU902bZOw

Richmond, Virginia-based singer, bandleader and modern soul visionary Matthew E. White released his second album Fresh Blood to critical acclaim earlier this year, which has been lauded as being “calibrated for maximum hot-buttered gorgeousness” by the Evening Standard in a 5/5 review, as well as being described as “transcendentally beautiful” by The Independent on Sunday.

Feeling Good Is Good Enough‘ is the endlessly enjoyable new single from Fresh Blood, a heartfelt and deeply infectious tune that is soaked in White’s affable charisma. Formed of intricate piano and soaring strings, it’s a spring staple that’ll have you hooked on its sing-along chorus for a long time to come. Accompanying the song is a new video, which features behind-the-scenes footage of White’s extraordinary show with a 30-piece orchestra at BRIC Arts Media House in Brooklyn, New York.

Following a successful UK tour – which included two sold-out nights at Village Underground - Matthew E. White will play Green Man Festival over the weekend of 20 – 23 August.

Fresh Blood is available now on CD, vinyl and digital download.

Praise for Fresh Blood:

“Never mind the space, this album is the bomb”
5/5 The Sun

“Every detail on Fresh Blood feels as if it’s been calibrated for maximum hot-buttered gorgeousness”
5/5 The Evening Standard

“Transcendentally beautiful, Fresh Blood is as good as it gets in any genre”
5/5 The Independent on Sunday

“[White] draws something truly wonderful and wise from such well worn ground”
4/5 MOJO

“Less of an album, more of a grand seduction”
4/5 Q

8/10 Uncut

“…a richly immersive album”
8/10 NME

“The instant you put Fresh Blood on the stereo, your innate knowledge that all “feel good” music post-1974 is bogus gets smashed to smithereens by Matthew E. White”
8/10 VICE

“These feel like classics in their own right”
8.5/10 The Line of Best Fit

“A delicious record”
4/5 The Guardian

“Joyous, amorous and glowing by turns”
4/5 Mail on Sunday

“Matthew E. White does not disappoint”
4/5 The Observer

“White’s aim is always true”
4/5 Metro

“A captivating second album”
4/5 Daily Mirror

“This is the kind of album that harks back to music’s glorious history but does so in a way that remains fresh and compelling”
4/5 DIY

“[White] is an artist who continues to intrigue and delight in equal measure”
4/5 musicOMH

“Fresh Blood is a joyously melodic journey”
Loud & Quiet

“A sublime follow-up”
9/10 ‘Album of the Month’ Future Music

’4/5′ The Times

’4/5′ Daily Express

’4/5′ Record Collector

SUFJAN STEVENS ANNOUNCES FIRST UK TOUR IN FOUR YEARS

On the back of his hugely acclaimed new album Carrie & Lowell - which entered the UK and US charts at number six - Sufjan Stevens has announced details of his first UK shows in four years.

Including two nights at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall in London, tickets for all dates go on sale in the morning of Thursday 23 April via www.carrieandlowell.com/tour. Stevens is currently on tour in North America, and will be headlining End of the Road this September.

Dates:

Fri 28 Aug Dublin Helix

Sat 29 Aug Dublin Helix

Sun 30 Aug Edinburgh Playhouse

Mon 31 Aug Manchester Apollo

Wed 02 Sep London Royal Festival Hall

Thu 03 Sep London Royal Festival Hall

Fri 04 Sep Brighton Dome

Sat 05 Sep Salisbury End of the Road Festival

Sun 06 Sep Bristol Colston Hall

Praise for Carrie & Lowell

‘Album of the Month’ 4/5 Mojo

“Stevens is one of the most remarkable talents of our time. Unquestionably his finest album to date”
Q

“A delight in every way, surely one of the albums of the year”
5/5 The Guardian

“At every turn [Stevens] unfolds the fists of self-pity into upturned palms of generosity”
5/5 ‘Album of the Week’ Daily Telegraph

“This whispered, exquisite collection is so fragile that you daren’t open a window in case it blows away forever”
5/5 Evening Standard

“A musical and emotionally cathartic triumph”
10/10 Loud & Quiet

“A stark, sublime immersion in intimate memory”
9/10 Uncut

“[Stevens] spools out his genius as casually as breathing”
9/10 NME

“A work of unflinching beauty”
4.5/5 ‘Album of the Week’ The Independent on Sunday

“The overall gentle, delicate texture of Carrie & Lowell is like a gossamer shroud of solace cast over a period of deep confliction”
4/5 ‘Album of the Week’ The Independent

‘Album of the Week’ The Observer

“It’s a quietly astonishing album”
Esquire

“This breathtaking record might just be the one to capture your heart forever”
‘Record of the Month’ London in Stereo

‘9/10’ Clash

‘4/5’ FT

‘4/5’ Time Out

“By going through it all, by exposing all the pain, Sufjan’s created something beautiful and vital”
4/5 DIY

“beautiful album of unfaltering rawness” The Quietus

“A sparse, beautiful and gut-wrenching album”
5/5 The Arts Desk

8.5/10 ‘Album of the Week’ The Line of Best Fit

Watch the video for ‘Can’t Do Without You’ here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdwXDAitXGs

Following a colossal sold out show at Brixton Academy (“intimate yet communal rave triumph” - 4/5 The Guardian), Caribou have shared a brilliant video for the Our Love staple, ‘Can’t Do Without You‘.

An emotional rollercoaster of a clip that features the universe’s most colourful otherworldly creature, the video is both poignantly touching and vibrantly eye-catching, two qualities that are mirrored in the song itself. Those who’ve taken a liking to the creature can try their luck and enter a competition to win it here. Entries from all over the world are welcome!

Furthermore, Caribou have also been confirmed as part of the Glastonburyline up this June. The news expands an already busy summer for the band, who also headline Field Day on 6 June and play Latitude in July as part of a wider European festival tour.

Purchase Our Love (Expanded Edition) from iTunes.

Caribou Live Dates

15 Apr Edmonton, CA, Union Hall

16 Apr Calgary, CA, Flames Central

17 Apr Indio, US, Coachella

28 May Milan, IT, Magnolia

29 May Nimes, FR, This Is Not A Love Song

30 May Barcelona, ES, Primavera

04 June Porto, PT, Primavera Porto

05 June Halluin, FR, Heartbeats

06 Jun London, UK, Field Day

07 Jun Manchester, UK, Parklife

13 Jun Toronto, CA, Bestival Toronto

14 Jun Manchester, US, Bonnaroo

25 Jun Werchter, BE, Rock Werchter

26 Jun Somerset, UK, Glastonbury Festival

27 Jun Paris, FR, Solidays

28 Jun Ljubljana, SK, Flow Festival

29 Jun Vienna, AT, Full Hit of Summer

16 Jul Ostrava, CZ, Colours of Ostrava Festival

17 Jul Suffolk, UK, Latitude Festival

18 Jul Dublin, IE, Longitude Festival

19 Jul Chicago, US, Pitchfork Festival

01 Aug Montreal, CA, Osheaga Festival

12 Aug Oslo, NO, Oya Festival

14 Aug Gothenburg, SE, Way Out West Festival

15 Aug Bochum, DE, Ritournelle at Ruhrtriennale

21 Aug Biddinghuizen, NL, Lowlands Festival

22 Aug Hamburg, DE, Dockville Festival

Praise for Our Love

“This is rich, strange, endlessly fascinating music: a subtle, beautiful triumph”
5/5 The Guardian

“One more reason to admire this underrated maestro – he’s made one of the most glorious and addictive albums of the year”
5/5 Time Out

“Another modern-day classic to add to Caribou’s formidable catalogue” 17/20 Crack

“Wholly life-affirming”
9/10 ‘Album of the Week’ The Line of Best Fit

“Dan Snaith’s most profound and accomplished piece of work to date”
9/10 ‘Album of The Month Mixmag

“Earnest, evocative but most of all emotive, Our Love will be yours too”
9/10 DJ

“The Canadian producer’s thrilling album ties together over a decade’s worth of sonic kicks”
9/10 ‘Album of The Week’ NME

“A subtle, supple navigation of love’s extreme’s; the deeper you dive, the more it reveals”
4/5 ‘Album of the Week’ Independent on Sunday

“The whole thing is perfectly poised between the intimacy of that melancholy vocal and the sharp focus of the synths”
‘Album of The Week’ Dummy

‘9/10’ Uncut

‘4/5’ The Telegraph

’4/5′ The Times

‘4/5’ Evening Standard

‘4/5’ FT

’4/5′ Record Collector

’4/5′ DIY

“This beautiful, open-hearted album explores every one of its title’s implications, wrapping both the blessed and the lost in its generous embrace”
4/5 Q

“Irresistibly immersive”
4/5 Mojo

Our Love is the Caribou album that best defines the tension between his electronic explorations and pop sensibilities”
4/5 FACT

“The fine line between euphoria and melancholy is negotiated brilliantly”
4/5 The Observer

Our Love is a hot contender for 2014’s Most Irresistible Dance Record”
4/5 Metro

“Another immersive electronic triumph”
Shortlist

Our Love is another striking step forward”
8/10 Loud & Quiet

“Holds in abundance all the hallmarks of a master”
8/10 Drowned in Sound

“This is something to be played over and over, around those you love, and those you may come to”
8/10 Clash

“It’s a smart, attentive, demanding progression that deftly captures various stages of love’s cycle”
4.5/5 Music OHM

“Deliberate, thoughtful and sophisticated”
8/10 The 405

“The magic of Snaith’s songs is not just that they’re clever, not just that they have such a direct effect on the nervous system, but that they reveal intellectual achievement, bodily pleasure and social interaction as utterly inseparable”
4/5 The Arts Desk

“Only Hot Chip blend tender electronic pop and head-spinning house music with as much imagination and generosity of spirit as Dan Snaith”
GQ

“As every bit as eclectic, danceable, odd, populist and clever as its predecessor … it’s the work of a musician who has grown into his sound only to absorb a whole new palette of sonic possibilities along the way”
London in Stereo

9/10 ‘Album of The Month’ Future Music

On the back of her hugely successful debut album Natalie Prass - which entered the UK top 50 - Natalie Prass has given her first UK TV performance on Later with Jools Holland. Check out the incredible clip of her playing ‘Bird of Prey’ – with a full horn section - here.

Natalie returns to the UK this June for a string of headline dates that include a show at Islington Assembly Hall, with more planned for September that include a performance at End of the Road.

Tour dates:

Mon 22 Jun Glasgow Mono

Wed 24 Jun London Islington Assembly Hall

Thu 25 Jun Manchester Deaf Institute

Thu 26 Jun Bristol The Thekla

Fri 14 Aug Gothenburg Way Out West Festival

Sat 15 Aug Oslo Oya Festival

Fri 21 Aug Hay on Wye Green Man Festival

Tue 01 Sep Leeds Brudenell Social Club

Wed 02 Sep Edinburgh Electric Circus

Thu 03 Sep Brighton The Haunt

Fri 04 Sep Salisbury End of the Road Festival

Praise for Natalie Prass

“The Nashville singer’s debut is a sumptuous country-soul classic”
‘Album of the Month’ 8/10 Uncut

“Her gorgeous debut is already a contender for album of the year”
Evening Standard

“[Natalie Prass] is a record that never feels retro, just timeless”
5/5 The Guardian

5/5 ‘Album of the Week’ The Independent on Sunday

“A modern classic of an album”
‘Album of the Week’ 9/10 The Line of Best Fit

“A heartbreak album that reminds you why such albums are so wonderful and necessary in the first place”
‘Album of the Week’ 4/5 The Observer

4/5 ‘Album of the Week’ The Independent

“Assured, moving and soaked in a lush classicism”
4/5 Q

“Prass’ debut luxuriates in the same effortlessly timeless space as Rumer’s Seasons Of My Soul and I Am Shelby-Lynne
4/5 Mojo

“Prass’ voice – utterly lethal – describes heartache and loss. Stunning”
The Sunday Times

5/5 Daily Express

8/10 NME

4/5 The Times

4/5 Mail on Sunday

“Everything she sings here feels honest and convincing, and, like the best soul music, her songs here transform the personal in to the universal”
4.5/5 musicOMH

BOP ENGLISH – AKA WHITE DENIM’S JAMES PETRALLI
SHARES ‘STRUCK MATCHES’ TRACK

“A fast-paced, multi-faceted, furiously entertaining record”
8/10 Uncut

“A chunky, ’70s FM rock take on psychedelic pop”
4/5 Q

“Jauntily inventive rock and roll”
Esquire

“A great solo project, marginally less frenetic than his day band”
The Observer

Listen to ‘Struck Matches’ here:
https://soundcloud.com/bop-english/struck-matches/

‘Struck Matches’ is the latest track lifted from Constant Bop, the debut album from White Denim frontman James Petralli – AKA Bop English. Sizzling with the urgency and attitude of the best White Denim songs, ‘Struck Matches’ rapidly builds momentum over swirling guitars and a groove-laden bassline, escalating into an ecstatic, hundred-miles-per-hour pop song powered by Petralli’s electrifying charisma.

Constant Bop will be available on CD, vinyl and via digital download 20 April 2015 via Blood and Biscuits. There will also be a limited edition blue/yellow vinyl. Pre-order the digital version via iTunes and all physical versions via Blood and Biscuits.

Bop English will be on tour in the UK this May/June. See below for all announced dates, which include Oslo Hackney in London on 3 June.

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UK dates:

Friday, 29 May – Broadcast, Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Saturday, 30 May – District, Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Sunday, 31 May – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Monday, 1 June – Louisiana, Bristol, United Kingdom
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Tuesday, 2 June – Sticky Mikes, Brighton, United Kingdom
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Wednesday, 3 June – Oslo, London, United Kingdom
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Thursday, 4 June – Night and Day, Manchester, United Kingdom
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Mainland Europe dates:

Thursday, 21 May – Parkteatret, Oslo, Norway
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Friday, 22 May – Stacken, Stockholm, Sweden
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Saturday, May 23 – KB18, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Monday, May 25 – Doornroosje, Nijmegen, Netherlands
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Tuesday, May 26 – Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Wednesday, May 27 – Vera, Groningen, Holland
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NADINE SHAH ANNOUNCES UNION CHAPEL SHOW, SELLS OUT OSLO

Social: Official Website | Facebook | YouTube | SoundCloud | Spotify

“This terrific second album carries with it a clear air of assurance”
8/10 Uncut

Hot on the heels of being added to the BBC 6 Music A-list for both ‘Stealing Cars’ and ‘Fool’Nadine Shah has now sold out her show at London’s Osloon 16th April and has also announced her biggest headline performance to date at Union Chapel on 1st October 2015.

Tickets for the show will be available on Friday 27th March via Communion Music. Shah has also announced a handful of festival appearances, including Latitude Festival and most recently End of the Road Festival.

Fast Food will be available 13th April 2015 on vinyl, CD and via digital download (AMB1506). You can pre-order the album via Nadine’s website hereas well as iTunes here.

“A heart stopping comeback”
DIY

“It signals a clear-cut evolution for Shah”
The Line of Best Fit

“”A stunning, bewitching record”
Monocle

Live dates:

Mon 06 Apr Brighton Resident, 6pm

Tue 07 Apr London Rough Trade East, 7pm FULL BAND SHOW

Wed 08 Apr Bristol Rise, 7pm

Thu 09 Apr Nottingham Rough Trade, 7pm

Fri 10 Apr Brighton The Haunt Tickets

Sat 11 Apr Gateshead Old Town Hall Tickets

Mon 13 Apr Glasgow King Tut’s Tickets

Tue 14 Apr Manchester Deaf Institute Tickets

Thu 16 Apr London Oslo Tickets

Fri 17 Apr Bristol Exchange Tickets

Sat 18 Apr Birmingham Rainbow Tickets

Thu 16 – Sun 19 Jul Southwold Latitude Festival

Fri 04 Sep – Sun 06 Sep Wiltshire End of the Road Festival

Thu 01 Oct London Union Chapel Tickets

DAUGHN GIBSON ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM CARNATION
DUE 8 JUNE 2015 ON SUB POP

Listen to ‘Shatter You Through’ here:
https://soundcloud.com/subpop/shatter-you-through

Daughn Gibson of Carlisle, PA is possessed of a singular and strange vision. Carnation, his third album, is the latest exhilarating and dark embodiment of that vision. “In distinction from my other records, I think this has a sense of malign opulence,” says Gibson. “That is to say, darker and more elegant and sophisticated than my previous outings. If All Hell was candy, and Me Moangourmet beef jerky, then Carnation is delicious melon.” Carnation pulls apart the country elements that shaped his previous records, and reassembles them with ambient colours and a deeper sensuality that form a highly cohesive eleven-track record.

Carnation is a high-wire balancing act – sexual at times, but also emotionally intense and comforting in others. The album features Daughn’s strongest and boldest songwriting yet, with lyrical subject matter that shares a fictional kinship with writers Raymond Carver and Donald Ray Pollock. On ‘Daddy I Cut My Hair’, a young man recently released from a mental health facility desperately searches for sexual intimacy. ‘A Rope Ain’t Enough’ follows the story of an ambivalent man suddenly awaking to the disease of masculinity, and formulating a plan to eradicate it. ‘It Wants Everything’ is written from the point of view of a drunk and belligerent “jester of circumstance”. Then there’s the addictive lead single, ‘Shatter You Through’, which happens to detail a moment of peaceful sleep broken by the alarm clock toll of dread and sadness, but proves to be one hell of an ear worm at the same time.

With every twist and turn, there’s a hard-hitting narrative to be found from a storyteller who is at the top of his game – Gibson’s songs thrillingly evoke the themes of and pay homage to filmic heavyweights such as Tim BurtonPier Paulo Pasolini and John Waters. Furthermore, Gibson co-produced the record with Randall Dunn (EarthSunn O)))Tim Hecker), citing his knack for textured mixes and sense of pagan weight as catalysts for their collaboration. Ultimately, Carnation plays out like a venn diagram of forward-thinking literary voices, macabre cinematic styles and what Gibson refers to obliquely as the “chaos of circumstance” – his majestic pop simmering in the middle.

Gibson and Randall also enlisted the talents of composer/violinist of Eyvind Kang on string arrangements; renowned studio drummer Matt Chamberlainand Daughn’s long-standing musical conspirator, Jim Elkington. Additional contributors include Steve Moore (piano, trombone, keyboards and synths), Jer Rouse (Guitars), Skerik (Saxophone), Jay Kardong (Pedal Steel), Milky Burgess and Paul WegmanCarnation was recorded at Avast Studios in Seattle, Washington and mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering.

Daughn Gibson’s Carnation will be available 8 June 2015 from Sub Pop Records.

Pre-orders of Carnation are available through iTunes. A Loser Edition on white, black and blue swirl-colored vinyl will be available from independent record stores (while supplies last).

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Carnation tracklist:

1. Bled to Death
2. Heaven You Better Come In
3. Shatter You Through
4. For Every Bite
5. Daddy I Cut My Hair
6. A Rope Ain’t Enough
7. I Let Him Deal
8. Shine of the Night
9. Runaway and the Pyro
10. It Wants Everything
11. Back With the Family

Praise for Me Moan:

‘Revel in the murky atmospherics that surround the melancholy and extraordinary power of that voice’
Sunday Times ‘Album of the Week’

‘Its uniqueness makes it indispensable’
Time Out 4/5 ‘Album of the Week’

‘A bewitching star whose rumbling baritone may be one of the breakout voices of the year’
Shortlist

Me Moan is a remarkable record that takes a genre rooted in formulae and clichés – country – and spins it into something fresh, compelling and edgy’
9/10 Drowned in Sound

‘Traditionally, country music and club-derived electronics make for awkward bedfellows, but it’s a testament to the strength of Gibson’s strange vision that Me Moan might well become a touchstone of modern-day Americana’
8/10 Uncut

‘Gibson radiates confidence and a taste for the unexpected’
4/5 The Guardian

‘The desolate blend of despair and deep, deep affection is unlike anything I’ve ever encountered in pop’
4/5 The Independent

‘A woozy and intoxicating road trip’
4/5 Q

’8/10′ NME

‘Gibson spits steel out of one side of his mouth and syrup out of the other’
8/10 The Line of Best Fit

‘8/10’ DIY

‘8/10’ Clash Magazine

Me Moan confidently elaborates upon his already impressive vision’
4/5 The Skinny

JAAKKO EINO KALEVI ANNOUNCES SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM
OUT 15 JUNE 2015 ON WEIRD WORLD

UK & EUROPEAN TOUR DATES DETAILED BELOW

LISTEN TO ‘DOUBLE TALK’ HERE:
https://soundcloud.com/weirdworldrecordco/jaakko-eino-kalevi-double-talk/

Jaakko Eino Kalevi is proud to announce details of his new self-titled album, due for release 15 June 2015 via Weird World. The ten-track collection finds Jaakko on spellbinding form, composing sumptuous and wildly original music that teems with ideas and more than delivers on the promise of its predecessor, the breakthrough 2013 EP DreamzoneJaakko Eino Kalevi marks the start of a striking new chapter for the Berlin-based artist – a former tram driver in Helsinki – who’s already made quite an impression on the international stage these past 12 months.

“I played the ‘self-titled’ card this time because for many people this album will be their first encounter with my music,” says Jaakko. “Also, I get my name misspelled so often that I think it’s good to focus on that at this point.”

From the alluring opener ‘J.E.K.’ to ravishing finale ‘Ikuinen Purkautumaton Jännite’ (loosely, ‘Eternal Ejected Voltage’), this is a richly immersive and hyper-vivid record that sparkles with modern pop gems like ‘Double Talk’ – shared today – and ‘Deeper Shadows’. Throughout, Jaakko cuts a cool, Zen-like figure – a street-smart sage who sings in English but expresses his most intimate thoughts in Finnish.

“I wanted this album to be more like a whole rather than a collection of songs, and I’m happy that I was able to develop that Dreamzone feel,” he says. “These songs are tied closely together and I worked on them at the same time.”

On the strength of Dreamzone tracks like ‘No End’ and ‘Memories’, Jaakko spent 2014 playing shows and festivals across the UK, Europe and Japan, bringing his unique vision to life. In the summer of 2014, he released the Yin Yang Theatre EP, a bohemian disco six-tracker for New York DJ Tim Sweeney’s Beats In Space label, which demonstrated just how diverse and enticing he is.

In the periods between shows, Jaakko would work on the album in various studios in his native Helsinki, where he’d write, play, record and sing almost everything himself. Suad Khalifa, who sang ‘No End’, sings with Jaakko on ‘Double Talk’, ‘Deeper Shadows’, ‘Room’ and ‘Hush Down’, while the voice of Sonja Immonen graces the truly epic ‘Ikuinen Purkautumaton Jännite’. Jorja Renn – who often performs live with Jaakko as well as for a certain Bryan Ferry – plays saxophone on that track as well as on ‘Say’ and ‘J.E.K.’.

The album was already recorded by the time Jaakko relocated to Berlin last summer, and so later in the year he escaped to New York to mix the record with Nicolas Vernhes, the man with the Midas touch whose recent credits include The War On Drugs and Run The Jewels.

The warmth and body Nicolas added helped draw the songs together and underlined the unusual, head-turning quality of Jaakko’s songwriting. Even though he covers a remarkable range of styles and moods across the album, it feels beautifully weighted. What strikes you, too, is how ambitious the record is yet how at ease he sounds.

On the velvet swirl of ‘J.E.K.’, he introduces himself, quite elegantly, in Finnish. Then follows ‘Double Talk’, a sublime love song in the opiated vein of ‘No End’, as well as ‘Deeper Shadows’, an addictive slice of exotic R&B, and the sultry new-wave of ‘Say’. All this before the album’s six-minute centrepiece, live favourite ‘Mind Like Muscle’, which features Jaakko repeating the mantra “Break the self/ And build it again/ Again and again” over glowing synths until the whole thing swells to a majestic crescendo. “If you say something once it’s different than saying it ten times,” says Jaakko. “Sometimes words lose their meaning in repetition, but sometimes they become stronger.”

After steamy canter ‘Night at the Field’, Jaakko reveals his softer side in the smoky Gainsbourg blues of ‘Don’t Ask Me Why’ and the tender, late-night taxi ride of ‘Room’. At the end, the handsome disco strut of ‘Hush Down’ gives way to ‘Ikuinen Purkautumaton Jännite’, a psychedelic rococo odyssey – or “pursuit of bliss”, as Jaakko puts it.

Born and raised near the central Finnish lakeland city of Jyväskylä, Jaakko’s musical journey began in the mid-90s when, aged 11, he discovered the progressive metal of US rockers Dream Theater, whose riffs he and a pal would play on guitar. Naturally, hip-hop came next, and Jaakko learned to make beats using Fruity Loops and a sampler. Then came passionate investigations into reggae, disco, techno and whatever else his friends or the internet happened to introduce to him, before he ultimately moved to Helsinki where he found his feet in the local music scene.

Jaakko Eino Kalevi is the most vivid portrayal yet of Jaakko’s highly sensual world – a Technicolor and wondrous place where everything happens in its own time, and where nature and technology get along harmoniously.

Jaakko Eino Kalevi will be available on CD/LP and digitally 15 June 2015. Pre-orders are available via iTunes and DomMart. A Deluxe LP will also be available, featuring a bonus 7″ of ‘Letter & Walking’ as well as a highly collectable, full-colour comic illustrated by Finland’s legendary cartoonist Vilunki 3000.

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Jaakko Eino Kalevi tracklisting:

1. J.E.K.
2. Double Talk
3. Deeper Shadows
4. Say
5. Mind Like Muscle
6. Night At The Field
7. Don’t Ask Me Why
8. Room
9. Hush Down
10. Ikuinen Purkautumaton Jännite

Tour dates:

April

16th April – Dynamo, Turku, Finland

17th April – Jyrock Festival, Jyväskylä, Finland

June
4th June – Urban Spree, Berlin, Germany
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6th June – Plissken Festival, Athens, Greece
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9th June – Babel, Malmo, Sweden
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10th June – Lilla Hotellbaren, Stockholm, Sweden
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11th June – SubScene, Oslo, Norway
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13th June – Sideways Festival, Helsinki, Finland
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17th June – L’espace B, Paris, France

18th June – OT301, Amsterdam, Netherlands

19th June – Courtyard Theatre, London, UK
ALBUM LAUNCH SHOW
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23rd June – Green Door Store, Brighton, UK

24th June – Venue TBC, Paris, France

July
3rd July – MoxxoM Open Air, Gorlitz, Germany
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4th July – Pact Zollverein, Essen, Germany
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11th July – Festival de la Cite, Lausanne, Switzerland
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SUFJAN STEVENS DEBUTS ‘SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER’ 
CARRIE & LOWELL OUT 30 MARCH 2015

‘Album of the Month’ 4/5 Mojo
“The Best Record Sufjan Stevens Has Ever Made, also known as Carrie & Lowell” The Guardian
“Stevens is one of the most remarkable talents of our time. Unquestionably his finest album to date” Q
“A stark, sublime immersion in intimate memory” 9/10 Uncut
“It’s a quietly astonishing album” Esquire
“This breathtaking record might just be the one to capture your heart forever”
‘Record of the Month’ London in Stereo

Sufjan Stevens is sharing “Should Have Known Better” from his forthcoming album Carrie & Lowell today. Listen to it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJJT00wqlOoCarrie & Lowell will be released March 30 on Stevens’ own Asthmatic Kitty Records. You can preorder the album here http://www.carrieandlowell.com/.

Stevens previously shared “No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross,” the first track from Carrie & Lowell, listen via YouTube here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qx1s_3CF07k.

To celebrate the release the album, Stevens will tour North America beginning in April will also headline the End of the Road festival this September. Further information is available at http://carrieandlowell.com/tour.

Carrie & Lowell was recorded by Stevens alongside Casey Foubert, Laura Veirs, Nedelle Torrisi, Sean Carey, Ben Lester and Thomas Bartlett and mixed by Stevens, Bartlett and Pat Dillet. Thematically the 11 songs address life and death, love and loss, and the artist’s struggle to make sense of the beauty and ugliness of love. The album is named for Stevens’ mother and stepfather and is a return to Stevens’ folk roots.

Stream the ‘Second Chance’ Cyril Hahn remix here:
https://soundcloud.com/caribouband/second-chance-cyril-hahn-edit/

Stream the ‘Mars’ Head High remixes here:
https://soundcloud.com/caribouband/sets/mars-head-high-remixes/

Following a colossal 2014 and an equally colossal 1000-song playlist in January, Dan Snaith aka Caribou has announced a digital Expanded Editionof Our Love, available right now and including brand new remixes from Cyril Hahn and Head High. Previously heard remixes from Carl CraigDaphni and Tale Of Us are also included. On the new remixes, Dan had this to say:

“The Cyril Hahn remix is a beautiful ethereal slowed-down version of ‘Second Chance’ and came about in the way that many of my favourite remixes from this album did: Cyril made a bootleg mix from the album version which caught my attention and I loved it and sent him the parts to finish for the full released version.

“The Head High remixes illustrate the prowess of one of house and techno’s don’s – Germany’s René Pawlowitz aka Head High aka Shed aka Wax aka WK7 aka Evil Fred aka The Traveller aka… I’ve been hammering Head High’s tunes in my DJ sets (alongside everyone else) for years. He’s infallible – almost inhumanly so. His tracks reliably pulverize everything in their path.”

Caribou plays a sold out Brixton Academy show this Saturday 14 March, headlines Field Day on 6 June and plays a multitude of festivals across the summer, including Latitude Festival on 17 July - to enchanted and frenzied crowds no doubt.

Purchase Our Love (Expanded Edition) at iTunes.

Our Love (Expanded Edition) Tracklist

1. Can’t Do Without You
2. Silver
3. All I Ever Need
4. Our Love
5. Dive
6. Second Chance
7. Julia Brightly
8. Mars
9. Back Home
10. Your Love Will Set You Free
11. Can’t Do Without You (Extended Mix)
12. Your Love Will Set You Free (c2′s Set U Free RMX)
13. Second Chance (Cyril Hahn Edit)
14. Mars (Head High’s Core Remix)
15. Mars (Head High’s Venus Remix)
16. Our Love (Daphni Mix)
17. Can’t Do Without You (Tale of Us & Mano Le Tough Remix)

Caribou Live Dates

10 Mar Brussels, BE Ancienne Belgique SOLD OUT

11 Mar Paris, FR Olympia SOLD OUT

12 Mar Berlin, DE Columbiahalle SOLD OUT

14 Mar London, Brixton Academy SOLD OUT

09 Apr Pioneerville, US, Pappy & Harriets SOLD OUT

10 Apr Indio, US, Coachella

11 Apr Chicago, US, The Metro SOLD OUT

12 Apr Minneapolis, US, First Avenue

13 Apr Winnipeg, CA, Garrick Centre

14 Apr Saskatoon, CA, O’Brians Event Centre

15 Apr Edmonton. CA, Union Hall

16 Apr Calgary, CA, Flames Central

17 Apr Indio, US, Coachella

28 May Milan, IT, Magnolia

29 May Nimes, FR, This Is Not A Love Song

30 May Barcelona, ES, Primavera

04 June Porto, PT, Primavera Porto

05 June Halluin, FR, Heartbeats

06 Jun London, Field Day

07 Jun Manchester, Parklife

13 Jun Toronto, CA, Bestival Toronto

14 Jun Manchester, US, Bonnaroo

25 Jun Werchter, BE, Rock Werchter

27 Jun Paris, FR, Solidays

28 Jun Ljubljana, SK, Flow Festival

29 Jun Vienna, AT, Full Hit of Summer

16 Jul Ostrava, CZ, Colours of Ostrava Festival

17 Jul Suffolk, UK, Latitude Festival

18 Jul Dublin, IE, Longitude Festival

19 Jul Chicago, US, Pitchfork Festival

01 Aug Montreal, CA, Osheaga Festival

12 Aug Oslo, NO, Oya Festival

14 Aug Gothenburg, SE, Way Out West Festival

15 Aug Bochum, DE, Ritournelle at Ruhrtriennale

21 Aug Biddinghuizen, NL, Lowlands Festival

22 Aug Hamburg, DE, Dockville Festival

Praise for Our Love

“This is rich, strange, endlessly fascinating music: a subtle, beautiful triumph”
5/5 The Guardian

“One more reason to admire this underrated maestro – he’s made one of the most glorious and addictive albums of the year”
5/5 Time Out

“Another modern-day classic to add to Caribou’s formidable catalogue” 17/20 Crack

“Wholly life-affirming”
9/10 ‘Album of the Week’ The Line of Best Fit

“Dan Snaith’s most profound and accomplished piece of work to date”
9/10 ‘Album of The Month Mixmag

“Earnest, evocative but most of all emotive, Our Love will be yours too”
9/10 DJ

“The Canadian producer’s thrilling album ties together over a decade’s worth of sonic kicks”
9/10 ‘Album of The Week’ NME

“A subtle, supple navigation of love’s extreme’s; the deeper you dive, the more it reveals”
4/5 ‘Album of the Week’ Independent on Sunday

“The whole thing is perfectly poised between the intimacy of that melancholy vocal and the sharp focus of the synths”
‘Album of The Week’ Dummy

‘9/10’ Uncut

‘4/5’ The Telegraph

’4/5′ The Times

‘4/5’ Evening Standard

‘4/5’ FT

’4/5′ Record Collector

’4/5′ DIY

“This beautiful, open-hearted album explores every one of its title’s implications, wrapping both the blessed and the lost in its generous embrace”
4/5 Q

“Irresistibly immersive”
4/5 Mojo

Our Love is the Caribou album that best defines the tension between his electronic explorations and pop sensibilities”
4/5 FACT

“The fine line between euphoria and melancholy is negotiated brilliantly”
4/5 The Observer

Our Love is a hot contender for 2014’s Most Irresistible Dance Record”
4/5 Metro

“Another immersive electronic triumph”
Shortlist

Our Love is another striking step forward”
8/10 Loud & Quiet

“Holds in abundance all the hallmarks of a master”
8/10 Drowned in Sound

“This is something to be played over and over, around those you love, and those you may come to”
8/10 Clash

“It’s a smart, attentive, demanding progression that deftly captures various stages of love’s cycle”
4.5/5 Music OHM

“Deliberate, thoughtful and sophisticated”
8/10 The 405

“The magic of Snaith’s songs is not just that they’re clever, not just that they have such a direct effect on the nervous system, but that they reveal intellectual achievement, bodily pleasure and social interaction as utterly inseparable”
4/5 The Arts Desk

“Only Hot Chip blend tender electronic pop and head-spinning house music with as much imagination and generosity of spirit as Dan Snaith”
GQ

“As every bit as eclectic, danceable, odd, populist and clever as its predecessor … it’s the work of a musician who has grown into his sound only to absorb a whole new palette of sonic possibilities along the way”
London in Stereo

9/10 ‘Album of The Month’ Future Music