NEKO CASE, k.d. lang AND LAURA VEIRS
ENTER UK TOP 40 WITH DEBUT ALBUM

SHARE ‘ATOMIC NUMBER’ VIDEO

case/lang/veirs OUT NOW VIA ANTI-

“Every bit as good as an album melding three mighty talents ought to be”
‘Album of the Week’ The Sunday Times

“Wrestled out of three fiercely independent careers, [case/lang/veirs is] an alt-country record of depth and scope”
‘Album of the Week’ 4/5 The Observer

“A supergroup of uncommon harmony”
‘Album of the Week’ 4/5 The Independent

Watch the video for ‘Atomic Number’ here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1udAipIBboc

Watch case/lang/veirs perform their new album in full via NPR here:
http://www.npr.org/event/music/482505160/first-listen-live-watch-neko-case-k-d-lang-and-laura-veirs-perform-their-new-alb

Neko Casek.d. lang and Laura Veirs – known collectively as case/lang/veirs – released their highly acclaimed, self-titled debut album last week via ANTI-. After featuring as a BBC 6 Music Album of the Day on Tuesday, and sharing a full-length video of their first concert via NPR, the record has now brilliantly entered the UK Top 40 at number 28.

Premiered via Pitchfork, the trio have also shared a video for recent single ‘Atomic Number’. Directed by Kangmin Kim, it follows an animated character on its quest for compatibility.

“This animation is inspired by the search for a soul-mate with the same atomic number, 42,” Kim said in a statement. “We are introduced to a world at which every element and character occupy a tiny space in an expansive land mass. The audience is essentially the third person in this colorful, bright world, and in contrast, we can take a contemplative view on the main character’s feelings of emptiness in his lonely journey of life.”

Reviewing her recent, career-spanning box set Truckdriver, Gladiator, MuleUncut called Neko Case “one of the greatest voices of the modern era.” Along the way she has earned three Grammy nominations, cracked the Top 5 of the Billboard 200, and lent her voice to a range of projects, from The Hunger Games OST to HBO’s Vinyl.

Platinum-selling, four-time Grammy winner k.d. lang is a genre unto herself, unapologetically blurring the lines between country, punk, jazz and beyond. No stranger to collaboration, she has recorded in the past with everyone from Loretta Lynn and Kitty Wells, to Elton John and Tony Bennett who declared her “the best singer of her generation.”

Laura Veirs has drawn on an abiding love of classic country and folk music and a poet’s eye for detail to build a singular catalog that ranges from a children’s record to a film soundtrack and more. Called “elemental” by Pitchfork, her 2013 album Warp and Weft was something of a predecessor to case/lang/veirs, featuring contributions from both Case and lang.

Praise for case/lang/veirs

“Neko Case, k.d. lang and Laura Veirs find a special kind of harmony”
4/5 Q

“A vigorous, life-affirming record”
4/5 MOJO

“Exquisite”
8/10 Uncut

“Classy, classic pop”
4/5 The Guardian

“One of 2016’s most enchanting LPs”
8.5/10 The Line of Best Fit

“Full of lush strings, harmonies and striking lyrical imagery”
8/10 Drowned in Sound

“An album made of the stars”
‘Album of the Issue’ 4/5 The List

“A glorious collection that plays to all their strengths”
4/5 Evening Standard

“A triad of dream-like proportions”
5/5 Daily Express

“A dream team of full-flowering Americana”
4/5 Daily Mirror

“A rare example of a collaborative album that reflects well on everybody involved”
4/5 Record Collector

“A truly gorgeous record, maybe even a contender for album of the year”
DIVA

“An album as beguiling as it is smile-inducing”
London in Stereo

WILLIAM TYLER ANNOUNCES FULL BAND SHOW
AT LONDON’S BUSH HALL

TAKING PLACE 20TH NOVEMBER 2016

MODERN COUNTRY OUT NOW VIA MERGE

“Americana too sublime for words”
‘Album of the Week’ 5/5 The Observer

“At a time when a generation of US roots guitarists are reaching creative maturity, Modern Country reasserts Tyler’s place at their forefront”
8/10 Uncut

“Even with all the talent in the room, Tyler’s guitar remains front and centre”
8.0 Pitchfork

Listen to recent single ‘Gone Clear’ here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHzr4rJ9guA

Following the release of his critically acclaimed new album Modern Country – which includes the singles ‘Sunken Garden‘ and ‘Kingdom of Jones‘ – William Tyler has today announced a performance at London’s Bush Hall.

His first ever full band performance in the UK, it takes place on 20th November 2016, and tickets can be ordered here.

Modern Country features an ensemble backing group consisting of multi-instrumentalist Phil Cook (Hiss Golden MessengerBlind Boys of Alabama), bassist Darin Gray (TweedyJim O’Rourke), and percussionist Glenn Kotche(Wilco).

William Tyler will support Wilco in the US this August and in Europe this November. He’ll also play at the Bon Iver-curated Eaux Claires Music & Artsfestival. Order Modern Country on CD or LP here, or digitally via iTunes.

Praise for Modern Country

“Think old blues riffs with a chrome finish — sleek, and, well, modern – a reinvention and re-contextualization that pays stunning tribute to what came before it”
‘Album of the Week’ 8/10 SPIN

Modern Country is distinctly rural in flavor, accentuated by deep sliding guitars and plenty of Tyler’s unmistakable finger-style”
4/5 Tiny Mix Tapes

“Tyler’s record is free and weird, big and wild. In it are expanse, elegy and celebration. Everywhere is wonder”
NPR Music

“An exquisitely warm, olde-worlde soup in which to bathe one’s auditory senses”
Q

“Tyler creates an entire world of hazy afternoons full of yellowing grass and rippling tarmac – it’s gorgeous, uplifting, and tinged with moments of clarity”
The Line of Best Fit

“Tyler is a musician who has consistently shown throughout his career that there is more to be wrung from twelve-string acoustic guitar instrumentals than anyone might reasonably think – Modern Country once again proves that to be true”
Complete Music Update

Tour dates

28 Oct Brussels Ancienne Belgique ^
29 Oct Ghent Centrale &
2 Nov Copenhagen DR Koncerthuset ^
3 Nov Oslo Sentrum Scene ^
4 Nov Stockholm Annexet ^
5 Nov Goteburg Pustervik (HEADLINE SHOW)
7 Nov Berlin Tempodrom ^
9 Nov Utrecht TivoliVredenburg ^
12 Nov Milan Fabrique ^
14 Nov Vienna Museumsquartier ^
15 Nov Zürich Volkshaus ^
16 Nov Paris Casino de Paris ^
20 Nov London Bush Hall (FULL BAND SHOW)

^ = w/ Wilco
& = w/ Bombino

DM STITH SHARES ‘SAWTOOTH’ TRACK

PIGEONHEART RELEASED 29TH JULY 2016
VIA OCTAVES / OUTSET RECORDINGS

“Probing and inquisitive, intense and warmly melodic – remarkable”
Clash

Listen to ‘Sawtooth’ here:
http://soundcloud.com/dm-stith/sawtooth/

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Having previously announced his new album Pigeonheart – out 29th July 2016 through his own Octaves / Outset Recordings – with the lead single ‘War Machine‘, DM Stith has today shared another new track from the record, ‘Sawtooth’.

Initially premiered via The Quietus, ‘Sawtooth’ is another example of Stith’s newly rejuvenated self, embodying not only a stepped up sense of pace but also brilliantly eclectic electronics thanks to the analogue synths provided by Pigeonheart producer Ben Hillier (Nadine ShahBlur).

Of the track, Stith says: “A lot of the songs on Pigeonheart start with or contain a list of questions. “What would I do with your love right now?”, “How could this day go wrong?” I suppose I’m asking myself as much as anyone through these songs. The songwriting part of me is willing to expose insecurities my social parts aren’t. I think, in this way, I’m seeking a sense of unification – first within myself and then with the world, and ‘Sawtooth’ is one of these internal dialogues.”

During the intervening years since his debut album Heavy Ghost, Stith toured the United States and Europe on his own opening for Julia Holter and Yann Tiersen, was a part of Sufjan Stevens‘ Age of Adz live band and also a front man to the collaborative project The Revival Hour.

Pigeonheart is out 29th July 2016 via Octaves / Outset Recordings and can be pre-ordered via iTunes.

Pigeonheart Cover Low Res

Pigeonheart track list:

1. Human Torch
2. Sawtooth
3. Summer Madness
4. War Machine
5. Murmurations
6. Cormorant
7. Amylette
8. Rooster
9. Up To The Letters
10. Nimbus
11. My Impatience
12. Pigeonheart

Praise for Heavy Ghost

Heavy Ghost is a strikingly dramatic, seductively strange and dizzyingly sensual record”
‘Debut Album of the Month’ 4/5 Uncut

“His debut album is extraordinary”
4/5 Q

“Fashions a brilliant, hermetically sealed world that makes unabashed emotional connection”
4/5 Mojo

“Remarkable debut album”
‘Album of the Week’ 4/5 Metro

“An uplifting, beautifully addictive cacophony like nothing you’ve heard before”
The Observer

“An undeniable talent”
4/5 The Guardian

“Nothing is quite like DM Stith”
4.5/5 The Sun

“A brave and fascinating piece of work”
Sunday Times

“DM Stith occasionally seems to stop the world with his hushed beauty… captivating”
Music Week

9/10″ NME

“4/5” The Times

“4/5” The Independent

ANGEL OLSEN ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM MY WOMAN

OUT 2ND SEPTEMBER 2016 VIA JAGJAGUWAR

UK TOUR ANNOUNCED FOR OCTOBER

Watch the trailer for ‘Intern’ here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r248o_rUfKE

Anyone reckless enough to have typecast Angel Olsen according to 2014’s Burn Your Fire For No Witness is in for a sizeable surprise with her third album, MY WOMAN – released 2nd September 2016 via Jagjaguwar. Teased last week with the trailer for ‘Intern’, MY WOMAN finds Olsen hard to pigeonhole as either an elliptical outsider or a pop personality – she continues to reign over the land between the two with a haunting obliqueness and sophisticated grace.

On previous releases, Olsen has presented reverb-shrouded poetic swoons, shadowy folk, grunge-pop band workouts and haunting, finger-picked epics. MY WOMAN is an exhilarating complement to her past work, and one for which Olsen recalibrated her writing/recording approach and methods to enter a new music-making phase. The album is put together as a proper A-side and a B-side, featuring the punchier, more pop/rock-oriented songs up front, and the longer, more reflective tracks towards the end. And because these new songs demanded a plurality of voices, Olsen sings in a much broader range of styles – – her disarming, timeless voice is even more front-and-centre than before.

Olsen wrote some songs on a piano, but later switched it out for synth and/or Mellotron (as on the aforementioned ‘Intern’). She worked with producer Justin Raisen (Charli XCXSky FerreiraSantigold) and also opted to record live to tape at LA’s historic Vox Studios, bringing in guest guitarist Seth Kauffman to augment her regular band of bass player Emily Elhaj, drummer Joshua Jaeger and guitarist Stewart Bronaugh.

Given its title, and track names like ‘Sister’ and ‘Woman’, it would be easy to read a gender-specific message into MY WOMAN, but Olsen has never played her lyrical content straight. She says the album isn’t necessarily a feminist manifesto, but it does sometimes deal with themes surrounding “the complicated mess of being a woman.” She continues: “I’m definitely using scenes that I’ve replayed in my head, in the same way that I might write a script and manipulate a memory to get it to fit. But I think it’s important that people can interpret things the way that they want to.”

Angel Olsen’s MY WOMAN is available for pre-order now, via JagjaguwarRough Trade and Amazon. ‘Intern’ is available now on all streaming services (including Spotify). It also comes as an instant download with all iTunes pre-orders. Angel will be playing London’s KOKO on 17th October – tickets are available now.

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MY WOMAN tracklist:

1. Intern
2. Never Be Mine
3. Shut Up Kiss Me
4. Give It Up
5. Not Gonna Kill You
6. Heart Shaped Face
7. Sister
8. Those Were The Days
9. Woman
10. Pops

Tour dates:

Sat. Jul. 2 – Reykjavík @ ATP Iceland

Thu. Oct. 13 – Brighton @ Concorde 2
Fri. Oct. 14 – Manchester @ Club Academy
Sat. Oct. 15 – Glasgow @ SWG3 Studio Warehouse
Sun. Oct. 16 – Bristol @ The Marble Factory
Mon. Oct. 17 – London @ KOKO
Wed. Oct. 19 – Hamburg @ Kampnagel
Thu. Oct. 20 – Copenhagen @ Koncerthuset, Studie 2
Fri. Oct. 21 – Oslo @ John Dee
Sat. Oct. 22 – Stockholm @ Debaser Strand
Sun. Oct. 23 – Goeteborg @ Pustervik
Tue. Oct. 25 – Berlin @ Columbia Theater
Wed. Oct. 26 – Munich @ Ampere
Thu. Oct. 27 – Zuerich @ Bogen F
Fri. Oct. 28 – Koeln @ Stadtgarten
Sat. Oct. 29 – Brussels @ Botanique
Fri. Nov. 4 – Paris @ La Gaîté Lyrique

US dates:

Thu. June 16 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater #
Fri. June 17 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center #
Sat. June 18 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium #
Sun. June 19 – Winnipeg. MB @ Park Theatre #
Tue. June 21 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigo’s #
Wed. June 22 – Calgary, AB @ Sled Island – Central United Church
Fri. June 24 – Anchorage, AK @ Tap Root ^
Sat. June 25 – Anchorage, AK @ Tap Root ^
Fri. Sep. 9 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West *
Sat. Sep. 10 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In *
Sun. Sep. 11 – Cincinnati, OH @ Woodward Theater *
Mon. Sep. 12 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre *
Wed. Sep. 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
Thu. Sep. 15 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
Fri. Sep. 16 – Hudson, NY @ Basilica Soundscape
Sat. Sep. 17 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall *
Sun. Sep. 18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw *
Tue. Sep. 20 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair *
Wed. Sep. 21 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair &
Thu. Sep. 22 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Ballroom &
Fri. Sep. 23 – Montreal, QC @ POP Montreal &
Sat. Sep. 24 – Toronto, ON @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club &
Mon. Sep. 26 – Detroit, MI @ The Loving Touch &
Tue. Sep. 27 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall &
Fri. Sep. 30 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway &
Sat. Oct. 1 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle &

# = with Scott Tuma
^ = with Termination Dust
* = with Alex Cameron
& = with Rodrigo Amarante

FACTORY FLOOR ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 25 25

OUT 19TH AUGUST 2016 VIA DFA

Listen to ‘Dial Me In here:
https://soundcloud.com/dfa-records/factory-floor-dial-me-in-1/

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Factory Floor return in 2016 with 25 25, their second album for DFA and the follow up to their hugely acclaimed 2013 self-titled debut. With their music stripped to a mesmerising dance of percussion, fragmented voice and melody, 25 25 captures the next vital stage in the evolution of one of the UK’s most restless and exploratory groups. Today the band share ‘Dial Me In‘, the album’s lead single that is available now on a limited 12″.

Following the release of their debut album Factory Floor in 2013, the band – consisting of Nik Void and Gabriel Gurnsey – slimmed down to a duo. Having already boiled the scorched textures of their early singles down into their debut’s hallucinatory club-not-club stomp, they both seized the opportunity to voyage further along the pathway, mixing the album with razor-sharp precision via David Wrench (FKA TwigsCaribou).

Inspired by playing a growing number of late night club shows, the pair’s music gradually evolved into the sound captured on their second album and in their current live incarnation: a stark, ultra-minimalist and eerily soulful dancefloor pulse, yet one that still bears Factory Floor’s unmistakable hallmarks of hypnotic repetition and jagged, punkish intensity.

Speaking of ‘Dial Me In’, Void says: “Being openly progressive has always been the Factory Floor way, be it via improvisational live shows, early Blast First releases, DFA reworks, or open studio collaborations and residencies.
‘Dial Me In’ was the first track Gabe and I wrote together for this record. At this time we were both exploring new set ups – some unfamiliar gear like modular systems, as well as various machines combined with regular old stuff like my Roland sampler, live drums and effected live vocals.

Our shows between 2014-2015 where steadily moving towards late night club stompers, and gradually our tools were becoming more and more mobile within two Peli cases wheeled across the continent. We were forever testing out changing sets from one place to the next. This single is all about transition, adjustment and transparency – something we needed to get out there so that dots can be joined and the next page can be turned ready for 25 25.”

25 25 is out 19th August 2016 via DFA and can be pre-ordered via iTunes. Live dates will be announced shortly.

DFA2525 PACKSHOT WEB

25 25 Tracklist:

1. Meet Me At The End
2. Relay
3. Slow Listen
4. 25/25
5. Dial Me In
6. Wave
7. Ya
8. Upper Left

Praise for Factory Floor

‘Best Album of the Month’
10/10 Vice

“This forward-thinking ‘rave-in-mind’ debut may go down as one of best albums of the year”
9/10 Electro ‘Album of the Month’

“The long-awaited LP is here, and is simply glorious”
9/10 DJ

“Unparalleled, uncompromising and pretty much unstoppable”
9/10 The 405

“A fantastic debut”
4.5/5 musicOMH

“A sharp, uncompromising, emphatic victory”
8.5/10 The Line of Best Fit

“Atomic flawlessness, it’s a tribute to the band that the album remains so addictively tactile”
8/10 Loud & Quiet

“Big, bold, invigorating stuff”
8/10 Clash

“The result is an absolutely belting 10 songs”
8/10 NME

“The humanity that manages to shine through this tight, crafted record is a triumph”
8/10 Drowned in Sound

“This is an album then of irresistible forward momentum; brutal and gentle, alien and human. An album to strap yourself in for and give in to its hypnotising strangeness”
8/10 DIY

“One of our favourite albums of the year so far”
The Guardian

Factory Floor is a thrillingly hypnotic, hyper-modern record”
Uncut

“A debut that’s been engineered with machine-like precision, that can sit comfortably alongside the best work of the band’s musical idols. It’s excellent, in other words”
4/5 Time Out

“At its best, Factory Floor powerfully blurs the lines between human and machine and back again”
4/5 Mojo

“The next in a loose chain which includes LCD Soundsystem, Throbbing Gristle and Afrika Bambaataa, and it doesn’t sound like this album has exhausted their potential”
4/5 The List

“Searingly unique and engagingly familiar, it more than delivers on the London trio’s early promise”
4/5 The Skinny

“A self-titled album which is as bold and beautifully realised as many always knew it would be”
London in Stereo

‘4/5’ FACT

‘4/5’ The Times

‘4/5’ FT

CASS MCCOMBS ANNOUNCES MANGY LOVE ALBUM

OUT 26TH AUGUST 2016 VIA ANTI-

Listen to ‘Opposite House’ here:
https://soundcloud.com/antirecords/cass-mccombs-opposite-house/

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Over the past decade, Cass McCombs has established himself as one of our premier songwriters – diverse, cryptic, vital and refreshingly rebellious. It’s a career that’s twisted and turned, from style to subject, both between records and within them. Today, ANTI- is excited to announce the release of McCombs’ eighth studio full-length album Mangy Love – out 26th August 2016 – with the Angel Olsen-featuring first single ‘Opposite House‘.

Mangy Love is McCombs at his most blunt: tackling sociopolitical issues through his uniquely cracked lens of lyrical wit and singular insight. Throughout, he uses himself as a mirror to the misguided and confounding realities of 2016, confronting them head on. The severity of his lyrics is contrasted by the music, which ventures into the realms of Philly soul, Norcal psychedelia and New York paranoia, articulating the spontaneity and joy of his live show better than ever before.

There are guest appearances by many of his musical friends, ranging from Beachwood Sparks members Aaron Sperske and “Farmer” Dave Scher to Blake Mills, under the production of veteran Rob Schnapf and Dan Horne. Mostly written during a bitter New York City winter and while traveling in Ireland, Mangy Love is McCombs reaching new sonic heights and creatively evolving lyrically, resulting in his most provocative and immediate record yet.

Following a performance at Field Day, Cass McCombs plays The Lexingtonon 13th June. Tickets are available hereMangy Love is available for pre-order now via the ANTI- website. All iTunes pre-orders come with an instant download of ‘Opposite House’.

CassMcCombs MangyLove ALBUM COVER

Mangy Love tracklisting:

01. Bum Bum Bum
02. Rancid Girl
03. Laughter Is The Best Medicine
04. Opposite House
05. Medusa’s Outhouse
06. Low Flyin Bird
07. Cry
08. Run Sister Run
09. In A Chinese Alley
10. It
11. Switch
12. I’m A Shoe

Tour dates

1 Jun Athens Release Festival
2-4 Jun Barcelona Primavera Sound
7 June Basel Kaserine
8 June Geneva La Graviere
10 June Porto NOS Primavera Sound
12 June London Field Day
13 June London The Lexington
TICKETS

MITSKI SHARES ‘HAPPY’ VIDEO

PUBERTY 2 OUT 17 JUNE 2016 VIA DEAD OCEANS

“Alarmingly visceral”
8/10 Uncut

“Mitski has a presence that commands your attention”
Wonderland

“Mitski sounds hungrily ambitious, and more dangerously brilliant than ever before”
DIY

“Mitski is a force unlike any other”
The Line of Best Fit

Watch the ‘Happy’ video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJ0O2vDT0VE

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Having previously announced her gutsy and gorgeous new album Puberty 2 – out 17 June 2016 via Dead Oceans – with the tremendously received ‘Your Best American Girl‘, Mitski has shared the video to the album’s stunning second single ‘Happy‘.

Coming off the back of a sold out and rapturously received London show (“her person alone provides all the energy a show could possibly require”, said London in Stereo), ‘Happy’ is the biting opening track to Puberty 2 – a song that quickly escalates from intricate electronic pads to rumbling drums and a rare use of horns.

Of the video, Mitski says: “This video is all Maegan Houang. She’s in LA and I’m in NY, so I emailed her vague ideas about what the video should be, and she turned around and came back with a completely out of the box narrative that blew us all away. So I just went, “right, I’m going to trust you on this and have you do what you want.” Sometimes the best thing to do is to step back and let people do what they’re good at.”

Mitski will be touring Europe with a full band for the first time later this year, including a new London date at Dome Tufnell Park. A full list of dates can be found below, and tickets are on sale now via Mitski’s website.

Puberty 2 is out 17 June 2016 via Dead Oceans. Pre-orders can be made via Dead OceansiTunesAmazon or Rough Trade.

EU dates

Tue 20 Sep Dublin The Workman’s Club
TICKETS

Thu 22 Sep Berlin Berghain Kantine
TICKETS

Fri 23 Sep Hamburg Reeperbahn Festival

Sat 24 Sep Copenhagen Loppen
TICKETS

Mon 26 Sep Amsterdam Paradiso
TICKETS

Tue 27 Sep Frankfurt Brotfabrik
TICKETS

Wed 28 Sep Brussels Ancienne Belgique
TICKETS

Fri 30 Sep Paris Le Pop Up Du Label
TICKETS

Sat 1 Oct Brighton Green Door Store
TICKETS

Sun 2 Oct Leeds Brudenell Social Club
TICKETS

Tue 4 Oct Glasgow Stereo
TICKETS

Wed 5 Oct Manchester Deaf Institute
TICKETS

Thu 6 Oct London Dome Tufnell Park
TICKETS

US dates

Mon 13 Jun The Saint Asbury Park, NJ

Mon 20 Jun Bowery Ballroom New York, NY

Wed 22 Jun Brighton Music Hall Allston, MA

Thu 23 Jun The Boot & Saddle Philadelphia, PA

Fri 24 Jun Philamoca Philadelphia, PA

Sat 25 Jun Rock & Roll Hotel Washington, DC

Sun 26 Jun The Pinhook Durham, NC

Tue 28 Jun Masquerade Atlanta, GA

Wed 29 Jun The Syndicate Lounge Birmingham, AL

Fri 1 Jul Walter’s Downtown Houston, TX

Sun 3 Jul Three Links Dallas, TX

Tue 5 Jul The Rebel Lounge Phoenix, AZ

Wed 6 Jul Constellation Room Santa Ana, CA

Thu 7 Jul Echoplex Los Angeles, CA

Fri 8 Jul Starline Social Club Oakland, CA

Mon 11 Jul Analog Theatre Portland, OR

Tue 12 Jul The Cobalt North Vancouver, Canada

Wed 13 Jul The Crocodile Seattle, WA

Fri 15 Jul Kilby Court Salt Lake City, UT

Sat 16 Jul Larimer Lounge Denver, CO

Tue 19 Jul 7th St Entry Minneapolis, MN

Wed 20 Jul Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL

Fri 22 Jul The Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, Canada

Wed 27 Jul Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY

WILLIAM TYLER SHARES ‘SUNKEN GARDEN’ TRACK

MODERN COUNTRY OUT 10 JUNE 2016 VIA MERGE

“At a time when a generation of US roots guitarists are reaching creative maturity, Modern Country reasserts Tyler’s place at their forefront”
8/10 Uncut

Listen to ‘Sunken Garden’ here:
https://soundcloud.com/mergerecords/william-tyler-sunken-garden/

Following the announcement of his new album Modern Country – out 10 June 2016 via Merge – with the previously released ‘Gone Clear‘ and ‘Kingdom of Jones‘, William Tyler has today shared another cut from the album, ‘Sunken Garden‘.

Speaking to The Line of Best Fit about the track, Tyler says: “[‘Sunken Garden’] was inspired by the Debussy piece “Sunken Cathedral,” although I don’t think it bears any direct sonic resemblance to it. The title is a reference to a style of garden that was popular in the South for a while. There’s a large one in Florida; one in Virginia. It’s a nod to the arcane, architectural ghosts and the kind of scenes you would see in old postcards. During recording with the band it definitely evolved from a rambling acoustic number to something that sounds like seventies French film music or Bill Withers.”

Modern Country features an ensemble backing group consisting of multi-instrumentalist Phil Cook (Hiss Golden MessengerBlind Boys of Alabama), bassist Darin Gray (TweedyJim O’Rourke), and percussionist Glenn Kotche(Wilco). The album was tracked at April Base Studios in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and finished in Nashville. It was recorded and mixed by Jon Ashley, and produced by Tyler and Brad Cook.

William Tyler is will support Wilco in the US this August. He’ll also play at the Bon Iver-curated Eaux Claires Music & Arts festival. Pre-order the album on CD or LP here, or digitally via iTunes.

Praise for Impossible Truth

Impossible Truth doesn’t just feel like a really satisfying and beautiful set, but one which also stretches the edges, a little, of the scene to which it notionally belongs’
9/10 Uncut

“A beautiful continuation of a small but deep musical tradition’
4/5 The Times

“It’s possessed and peaceful at once, absorbing and wholly gorgeous”
4/5 Q

“A magnificently unfurling glide through the scenic states of Americana”
4/5 Mojo

“He’s a towering talent, not just as a guitarist, but as great American storyteller”
8/10 The Line of Best Fit

Impossible Truth is among the year’s most vivid and evocative albums so far, revealing new and absorbing details with every listen”
musicOMH 4.5/5

DM STITH ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM PIGEONHEART

RELEASED 29TH JULY 2016 VIA OCTAVES / OUTSET RECORDINGS

Listen to ‘War Machine’ here:
https://soundcloud.com/dm-stith/war-machine/

DM Stith has announced Pigeonheart, the follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2009 debut album Heavy Ghost. Out 29th July 2016 via his own Octaves / Outset Recordings, the announcement comes alongside new single ‘War Machine‘ – a track of animalistic rhythms, intricate guitar lines and idiosyncratic electronics that brims with tension and brilliantly ushers in Stith’s new phase.

During the intervening years, Stith spent a great deal of time on the road. He toured the United States and Europe on his own opening for Julia Holter and Yann Tiersen, he was part of Sufjan Stevens‘ Age of Adz live band and a front man to the collaborative project The Revival Hour. Yet in his own time, Stith still managed to generate several albums’ worth of material, and with the help of Ben Hillier (Blur, Nadine Shah) the release of his second studio album Pigeonheart has finally come to fruition.

Even though Pigeonheart picks up right from where the high level of artistry established by Stith’s debut album Heavy Ghost left off, it also signals an exciting new era for him. On the album, Stith introduces modular synthesizers and drum machines into his ornate world, and there’s an artful tension to the album that is brought out by deep canyons of bass, electronic static, and vibrations of hammering heartbeats as the lyrics explore themes of identity, the obsessive mind and the nature of memory.

If Heavy Ghost was invested in the power of catharsis and exorcism, Pigeonheart is engrossed with the ideas of transmutation and transfiguration. Most of the songs on the album begin with a question or unanswerable declaration that is then expounded upon musically. Only at one point does Stith remind us: “Don’t ask questions to which you know the answers.” Whatever the answers are, Stith’s sheer determinism is evident in every song, revealing a musician who has matured and learned to be comfortable with ambiguity and unanswered questions.

Pigeonheart is out 29th July 2016 via Octaves / Outset Recordings.

Pigeonheart Cover Low Res

Pigeonheart track list:

1. Human Torch
2. Sawtooth
3. Summer Madness
4. War Machine
5. Murmurations
6. Cormorant
7. Amylette
8. Rooster
9. Up To The Letters
10. Nimbus
11. My Impatience
12. Pigeonheart

Praise for Heavy Ghost

Heavy Ghost is a strikingly dramatic, seductively strange and dizzyingly sensual record”
‘Debut Album of the Month’ 4/5 Uncut

“His debut album is extraordinary”
4/5 Q

“Fashions a brilliant, hermetically sealed world that makes unabashed emotional connection”
4/5 Mojo

“Remarkable debut album”
‘Album of the Week’ 4/5 Metro

“An uplifting, beautifully addictive cacophony like nothing you’ve heard before”
The Observer

“An undeniable talent”
4/5 The Guardian

“Nothing is quite like DM Stith”
4.5/5 The Sun

“A brave and fascinating piece of work”
Sunday Times

“DM Stith occasionally seems to stop the world with his hushed beauty… captivating”
Music Week

“9/10” NME

“4/5” The Times

“4/5” The Independent

WILLIAM TYLER SHARES ‘KINGDOM OF JONES’ TRACK

MODERN COUNTRY OUT 10 JUNE 2016 VIA MERGE

Listen to ‘Kingdom of Jones’ here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDV2tJI3CMU

Following the announcement of his new album Modern Country – out 10 June 2016 via Merge – with a stunning album trailer as well as the previously released ‘Gone Clear‘, William Tyler has today shared ‘Kingdom of Jones‘ – a shining, unclouded dedication “to the memory of the people of Jones County, Mississippi.” With sumptuous, rolling guitar lines, it sports a sense of brightness about it that brings Tyler’s vivid vision to life.

Speaking about Jones County, Tyler says that it’s “a small county in the southern portion of the state that seceded from the Confederacy during the Civil War. The county became a haven for Confederate deserters and those opposed to the War. I like the idea of it: a tiny kingdom in the heart of the Deep South that fought actively against “The Cause” and gives a more complex tint to the reality of what the War was about. As someone who is proud to be Southern but struggles constantly with the weight of the history of my homeland, I like thinking about the people of Jones County during the War. They must have realised something that a lot of people still haven’t figured out.”

Modern Country features an ensemble backing group consisting of multi-instrumentalist Phil Cook (Hiss Golden Messenger, Blind Boys of Alabama), bassist Darin Gray (Tweedy, Jim O’Rourke), and percussionist Glenn Kotche(Wilco). The album was tracked at April Base Studios in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and finished in Nashville. It was recorded and mixed by Jon Ashley, and produced by Tyler and Brad Cook.

William Tyler is currently on tour in the US with The Mountain Goats and will support Wilco this August. He’ll also play at the Bon Iver-curated Eaux Claires Music & Arts festival. Pre-order the album on CD or LP here, or digitally via iTunes.

Praise for Impossible Truth

Impossible Truth doesn’t just feel like a really satisfying and beautiful set, but one which also stretches the edges, a little, of the scene to which it notionally belongs’
9/10 Uncut

“A beautiful continuation of a small but deep musical tradition’
4/5 The Times

“It’s possessed and peaceful at once, absorbing and wholly gorgeous”
4/5 Q

“A magnificently unfurling glide through the scenic states of Americana”
4/5 Mojo

“He’s a towering talent, not just as a guitarist, but as great American storyteller”
8/10 The Line of Best Fit

Impossible Truth is among the year’s most vivid and evocative albums so far, revealing new and absorbing details with every listen”
musicOMH 4.5/5