PETER OREN SHARES VIDEO FOR ‘ANTHROPOCENE’

NEW ALBUM ANTHROPOCENE OUT 10 NOVEMBER VIA WESTERN VINYL

“One of 2017’s most incredible voices”
NME

“Wonderfully rich songwriting, the stark message is allied to some fantastic musicality”
Clash ‘Track of the Day’

God Is In The TV ‘Track of the Day’

“Powerful”
405

“Emotional and intense”
GoldFlakePaint

Watch the video for ‘Anthropocene’ here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQUvbDY8fuw

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Twenty-five-year-old, Indiana-born artist Peter Oren recently announced his second album, Anthropocene, will be arriving 10 November via Western Vinyl. Along with the announcement Oran shared the first single and title-track, today he has followed up with the grand, beautiful yet sorrowful video.

Speaking of the self-filmed, self-directed video Peter said:

“The Anthropocene is not something an individual can escape. Sometimes I feel like one of many fleas jumping around this big/small world in search of a place that’ll do, whatever that might mean. The last five years or so has involved a lot of long drives and isolation as I’ve explored and sought places to hold, if only in passing. These travels felt in part like the manifestation of rejection of the place I was born to, called “Indiana,” and a search for what’s next. I’ve learned that one cannot move to the future as a physical place that is waiting with clean sheets and a hot shower.

One of the most haunting sights I can think of seeing on these drives is an oil refinery at night that emanates light into the dark and vast spaces of high-desert “America”. In passing on the highway they appear as a beautiful yet terrible and imposing city made of light.

It felt only right to pair the music of the song “Anthropocene” with shots from a long, meandering drive to and from the pacific northwest from the midwest. Being a bit arrogant and controlling, I decided to shoot and edit the whole thing myself even though I’d never made a video before. I have a new respect for the medium.

As Johnny Cougar Mellonhead (that’s what my dad called John Mellencamp) would say, “C’mon baby take a ride with me…”

HUNDRED WATERS SHARE NEW TRACK ‘WAVE TO ANCHOR’

PLAY UK/EUROPEAN TOUR INCLUDING A STOP AT LONDON’S VILLAGE UNDERGROUND IN AUTUMN

COMMUNICATING IS OUT 14 SEPTEMBER VIA !K7

“Extraordinary experimentation that burns bright against the stark vocals of frontwoman [Nicole] Miglis”
The Line of Best Fit

“Hundred Waters remind us just how brilliant they can be”
The 405

“Undulating, ever-evolving pop”
Clash

Listen to ‘Wave To Anchor’ here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0iA5jZ5REE

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LA-based trio Hundred Waters – comprised of vocalist Nicole Miglis, producer Trayer Tryon and drummer Zach Tetreault – recently announced their long awaited new full length, Communicating, will be released on 14 September via !K7. Today the band have shared a new song ‘Wave To Anchor’, the fourth single from Communicating. The buoyant song demonstrates the band’s equal willingness to indulge in explosive pop melodies as well as experimental production techniques, underscoring the tremendous strides in composition, performance, and confidence the band has made since their last album.

The track follows on from ‘Blanket Me’ which saw widespread acclaim including a Best New Track on Pitchfork, the video for ‘Fingers’ and the news that in Autumn they’ll be heading out on a European tour including a date at London‘s Village Underground as well as additional US dates alongside Kelsey Lu and Lafawndah.

Listen to the previous singles from Communicating below:
‘Fingers’ video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1v7mGD14lo
‘Blanket Me’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usL_M7w1IEI

Pre-orders for Communicating are now available from the band’s new webstore, which can be found here: hundred-waters.com.

UK/European tour dates:

23 Oct – Manchester @ Deaf Institute – TICKETS
24 Oct – London @ Village Underground – TICKETS
26 Oct – Brighton @ The Haunt – TICKETS

27 Oct – Brussels, BE Autumn Falls @ Botanique
28 Oct – Namur, BE Autumn Falls @ Beautes Soniques
30 Oct – Amsterdam, NE @ Paradiso
1 Nov – Paris, FR Pitchfork Avant Garde @ Badaboum
3 Nov – Zurich, CH @ Rote Fabrik
4 Nov – Lugano, CH @ Studio Foce
5 Nov – Luzern, CH @ Sederl
8 Nov – Hamburg, DE @ Haekken

JAMES HOLDEN & THE ANIMAL SPIRITS ANNOUNCE LONDON LIVE DATE

PLAY ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY HALL ON 6 DECEMBER

THE ANIMAL SPIRITS OUT 3 NOVEMBER VIA BORDER COMMUNITY

Tickets are available here:
http://birdonthewire.seetickets.com/go/jamesholdenislingtonassemblyhall

Listen to the previously shared ‘Pass Through The Fire’ here:
https://soundcloud.com/border-community/james-holden-the-animal-spirits-pass-through-the-fire

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James Holden recently announced his third album recorded together with his newly-expanded band as James Holden & The Animal SpiritsThe Animal Spirits will be released 3 November via his own Border Community label. Following the announcement and the sharing of the relentless, elastic and hypnotic polyrhythms of lead single ‘Pass Through The Fire‘, today he has announced his first London show since 2015 at Islington Assembly Hall on 6 December. He also recently announced that he’ll be curating a stage at this year’s Le Guess Who? with artists including Maâlem Houssam Guinia & BandSex SwingHieroglyphic Being and Mario Batkovic.

The Animal Spirits will be the first full length release from Holden since 2013’s critically lauded The Inheritors which saw top-twenty ‘Album of the Year’mentions from the likes of FACTMOJO and Clash as well as #2 from Loud & Quiet and Resident Advisor’s ‘Album of the Year’. The band consists of long-time collaborators Tom Page (RocketNumberNine) and Etienne Jaumetas well as Marcus HamblettLiza Bec and Lascelle Gordon.

Let yourself be transported to a magical other world of instinct and intuition with this bold new set of synth-led folk-trance standards from electronics guru James Holden and his newly-expanded band of fellow travellers The Animal Spirits. A wild ride that unites the characteristic propulsive melodic vigour of his custom-made modular synthesizer system with an unlikely supporting cast of brass, wind and live percussion, the expansive and transformative psychedelic journey of The Animal Spirits is certainly eternal outsider Holden’s most ambitious work to date – but surely also his most direct and accessible.

Recorded live in one room in single takes and born out of of the sheer unbridled joy of live performance, Holden’s third artist album The Animal Spiritsis the momentous culmination of a radical transformation, as the former trailblazer of the early noughties computer music revolution is dramatically reborn as live musician and band leader.

MATTHEW DEAR SHARES NEW TRACK ‘BAD ONES’ FEATURING TEGAN AND SARA

PLAYS FIRST LONDON SHOW SINCE 2013 AT MOTH CLUB ON 21 OCTOBER

Listen to ‘Bad Ones (Ft. Tegan and Sara) here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpx-Nd4JgFE

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Following on from late June’s noctambulant ‘Modafinil Blues’, Matthew Dearhas announced his second single of the summer, a collaboration with longtime friends Tegan and Sara. For years his work has suggested a populist impulse buried within, and here, in the presence of pop prestige, Dear’s sweetest side shines through.

Buoyant and blithe, ‘Bad Ones’ presents flirtation as mischief, and honesty as power. Lyrics convey the paralysis of insecurity and, as Sara puts it, “the relief in finding someone who loves the more complicated parts of you.”

The creative relationship between the Quin sisters and Dear began in 2013, when they expressed mutual admiration by email. This led to connecting for a remix project as well as a joint cover of Tears For Fears’ 1983 new wave classic ‘Pale Shelter’. Recently, when settling into new recordings, Dear happened upon a loop that brought the duo to mind. Within a day Tegan and Sara sent back a verse and chorus.

“The process was open and free,” adds Dear, who for the next month evolved the song from demo to fully-fledged composition. “Often times, we need to get out of our own way to let the magic happen, and this song is a bold reminder of that.”

Matthew Dear is a shapeshifter, oscillating seamlessly between DJ, dance-music producer, and experimental pop auteur. He is a founding artist on both Ghostly International and its dancefloor offshoot, Spectral Sound. He writes, produces, and mixes all of his work. He straddles multiple musical worlds and belongs to none, now nearly 20 years into his kaleidoscopic career, with five albums and two dozen EPs plus millions of miles in the rearview of his biography.

Dear kicked off 2017 as a selector, DJing regularly and contributing a deeply considered and personal mix to !K7 Records’ long established DJ-Kicksseries. This was bookended by a number of releases through his techno guise Audion. Prior to ‘Modafinil Blues’, Dear hadn’t shared material under his own name since his 2012 LP, the coloured Beams, which was preceded by the critically acclaimed avant-pop albums Black CityAsa Breed, and Leave Luck To Heaven. The track marked Dear’s return to his artistic id, apart from his other projects’ egos: a momentous, a prodigal shift inward to a dark and playful psyche.

Pre-order ‘Bad Ones (Ft. Tegan and Sara)’ here.

Tickets for Moth Club are available here.

JAMES HOLDEN & THE ANIMAL SPIRITS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM

SHARE LEAD TRACK ‘PASS THROUGH THE FIRE’

THE ANIMAL SPIRITS OUT 3 NOVEMBER VIA BORDER COMMUNITY

Listen to ‘Pass Through The Fire’ here:
https://soundcloud.com/border-community/james-holden-the-animal-spirits-pass-through-the-fire

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James Holden has announced his third album recorded together with his newly-expanded band, going under the name James Holden & The Animal SpiritsThe Animal Spirits will be released 3 November via his own Border Community label. This will be the first full length release from Holden since 2013’s critically lauded The Inheritors which saw top-twenty ‘Album of the Year’ mentions from the likes of FACTMOJO and Clash as well as #2 from Loud & Quiet and Resident Advisor’s ‘Album of the Year’. Along with the announcement, the band – consisting of long-time collaborators Tom Page(RocketNumberNine) and Etienne Jaumet as well as Marcus HamblettLiza Bec and Lascelle Gordon – have shared lead single ‘Pass Through The Fire’.

Let yourself be transported to a magical other world of instinct and intuition with this bold new set of synth-led folk-trance standards from electronics guru James Holden and his newly-expanded band of fellow travellers The Animal Spirits. A wild ride that unites the characteristic propulsive melodic vigour of his custom-made modular synthesizer system with an unlikely supporting cast of brass, wind and live percussion, the expansive and transformative psychedelic journey of The Animal Spirits is certainly eternal outsider Holden’s most ambitious work to date – but surely also his most direct and accessible.

Since the release of 2013’s epic pagan saga The Inheritors, the kraut-tinged synth-and-drum core of the live touring outfit assembled by Holden to spread his alternative electronic message around the world has picked up several additional members along the way. Legendary jazz band leaders Don Cherryand Pharoah Sanders provided the blueprint for this quest to assemble “something like a spiritual jazz band playing folk / trance music”, but here cornet (Marcus Hamblett) and saxophone (Etienne Jaumet) function as the complement to the star soloist of Holden’s ever-strident synth. Meanwhile drummer Tom Page is inextricably bound to Holden’s synth care of self-coded interactive drummer-following software, keeping pace with the almost imperceptible – yet unmistakably human – micro-errors in timing which lend live drums their natural magical groove. Thus Holden’s drummer is liberated from the brutal tyranny of the click track and a new organic symbiotic relationship between human and machine is unlocked. Producer Holden’s creative control over the project is absolute, from building his own synth and software, writing the musical backbone and steering his players, to self-recording, self-mixing and eventually also self-releasing the finished collection on his own imprint.

This heady blend of the electronic and the acoustic came into being during the hot and sticky summer of 2016 under the direction of fledgling band leader Holden at his Sacred Walls studio in London. In a bid to capture what he calls the unfakeable “psychic communication” of a group performance, The Animal Spirits was recorded live in one room together in single takes, no overdubs, no edits, in accordance with his own self-imposed dogma.

What has emerged out of these sessions is a genre-blending new form of universal music that feels inherently fluid and alive. Just one example of the record’s wide-ranging influences, the relentless, elastic and hypnotic polyrhythms of ‘Pass Through The Fire’ grew out of Holden’s 2014 trip to Morocco to work with legend of Gnawa music Maalem Mahmoud Guinia. The first song he wrote for the band, ‘Pass Through The Fire’ took shape over months of pre-show dressing room practice, as Holden set about transmitting the distinctive Gnawa rhythm to drummer Page. It soon made its way into the pair’s live shows, adding Jaumet’s on-the-hop improvised sax contributions further down the line. Holden says, “This was where I got the idea that songs are just backbones or seeds and the strong ones teach/reveal themselves to the players rather than the other way round.”

Born out of of the sheer unbridled joy of live performance, Holden’s third artist album The Animal Spirits is the momentous culmination of a radical transformation, as the former trailblazer of the early noughties computer music revolution is dramatically reborn as live musician and band leader. In embracing his new found knowledge of Morocco’s Gnawa trance tradition and repackaging the brash tones of pure trance into the accommodating spiritual jazz band format, The Animal Spirits can even be viewed as a kind of coming to terms with Holden’s early trance past, only now his focus is on the parallel evolutions of folk traditions the world over and their hypnotic effects on the brain, rather than the narrow formulaic European musical genre. This one-time international DJ has now officially hung up his headphones to turn his attention to setting a new standard for interconnected live electronic performance, as he gears up to take his new five-piece musical collective out on the road this autumn. And now we are through the looking glass into a new realm of inherently organic live electronic musical performance, there can be no going back to the prison of the rigid world of computer beats.

HUNDRED WATERS SHARE VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK ‘FINGERS’

ANNOUNCE UK/EUROPEAN TOUR INCLUDING A STOP AT LONDON’S VILLAGE UNDERGROUND

COMMUNICATING IS OUT 14 SEPTEMBER VIA !K7

“Extraordinary experimentation that burns bright against the stark vocals of frontwoman [Nicole] Miglis”
The Line of Best Fit

“Hundred Waters remind us just how brilliant they can be”
The 405

“Undulating, ever-evolving pop”
Clash

Watch the video for ‘Fingers’ here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1v7mGD14lo

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LA-based trio Hundred Waters – comprised of vocalist Nicole Miglis, producer Trayer Tryon and drummer Zach Tetreault – recently announced their long awaited new full length, Communicating, will be released on 14 September via !K7. Along with the announcement the band shared ‘Blanket Me‘ to widespread acclaim including a Pitchfork ‘Best New Track’, today they have followed up with a new track and video for ‘Fingers’. The hushed tones and raw emotional prowess of the song catches a fitting visual treatment from director Allie Avital in which the vulnerability of Miglis’s lyrics manifest as a small army of over 12,000 live insects that crawl around and on top of her.

Along with the video, Hundred Waters have announced a European tour including a date at London‘s Village Underground as well as additional US dates alongside Kelsey Lu and Lafawndah. This news comes along with more details about Communicating, including album art, track listing, pre-order info, and details about the physical editions of the album, which comprise a CD version, a single LP version, and a special “sequined” 2xLP edition that includes the recently issued Currency EP. Pre-orders are now available from the band’s new webstore, which can be found via their website hundred-waters.com.

Communicating is a grand and ambitious album with an increased focus on composition that energises more than ever before. At the same time it’s more confidently experimental, unafraid to spike its pop hooks with noise, or build elaborate, fractal-like patterns out of Miglis’s multitracked voice. The album follows the release of their recent Currency EP as well as the continuing success of FORM Arcosanti, the festival they founded themselves and curate (headliners this year included James BlakeSolangeFather John Misty and Future Islands). “From a broad lens,” Miglis says, “the album is a breakup. It starts with a need for independence and it ends with an ‘all better,’ like we did it: we learned, we loved, we separated, and now it’s time for the next chapter.”

UK/European tour dates:

10 Oct – Manchester @ Deaf Institute – TICKETS
24 Oct – London @ Village Underground – TICKETS
26 Oct – Brighton @ The Haunt – TICKETS

27 Oct – Brussels, BE Autumn Falls @ Botanique
28 Oct – Namur, BE Autumn Falls @ Beautes Soniques
30 Oct – Amsterdam, NE @ Paradiso
1 Nov – Paris, FR Pitchfork Avant Garde @ Badaboum
3 Nov – Zurich, CH @ Rote Fabrik
4 Nov – Lugano, CH @ Studio Foce
5 Nov – Luzern, CH @ Sederl
8 Nov – Hamburg, DE @ Haekken

Communicating tracklist:

1. Particle
2. Wave To Anchor
3. Prison Guard
4. Parade
5. At Home and In My Head
6. Firelight
7. Re
8. Fingers
9. Communicating
10. Blanket Me
11. Better

PETER OREN ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM ANTHROPOCENE OUT 10 NOVEMBER VIA WESTERN VINYL

SHARES TITLE TRACK

Listen to ‘Anthropocene’ here: https://soundcloud.com/western_vinyl/anthropocene-peter-oren/

Twenty-five-year-old, Indiana-born artist Peter Oren has announced his second album, Anthropocene, will be arriving 10 November via Western Vinyl. Along with the announcement Oran has shared the first single and title-track.

Oren possesses a remarkable singing voice, low and deep and richly textured. It rumbles in your conscience, a righteous sound that marks him as an artist for our tumultuous times, when sanity seems absent from popular discussions. One listen to ‘Anthropocene’ is enough to show that Oren’s strength lies not only in his conviction in the content of his music nor in the power of his vocal but in the way the arrangement of his music marks an artist way beyond his years. Lush, orchestral instrumentation and grand, rich structure coupled with that unique voice positions Oren perfectly to confront a topic as large and as ominous as the Anthropocene Age.

That term is relatively new, reportedly coined in the 1960s but popularised only in the new century to designate a new era in the earth’s history, when man has exerted a permanent—and, many would argue, an incredibly deleterious—change in the environment. This is a massive and daunting subject for a lone artist to address, let alone a young musician making his second full-length record. But Oren has the skills to put it all into perspective. The songs on Anthropocene are direct and poetic, outraged and measured.

Art and activism are inseparable on these ten songs, each bolstering the other. “There’s no separating art from reality,” says Oren. “The reality is that our politics are guided by our emotions, and music has the capacity to demonstrate those emotions, at least on an individual level. And if you can talk to someone on an individual level, you might be able to have a more useful conversation than if you’re talking to a roomful of people.”

As well as support slots for Elvis PerkinsMargaret GlaspyAA BondyMarlon Williams and Joe Pug; Oren soon attracted the attention of Ken Coomer, the former drummer for Wilco and a producer in Nashville. Together, the duo assembled a backing band featuring some of the city’s finest session musicians, including keyboard player Michael Webb, singer Maureen Murphy, and guitarists Sam Wilson and Laur Jaomets (Sturgill Simpson). On Anthropocene they provide stately backing for Oren’s songs, with drips of pedal steel and quivers of strings subtly reinforcing his observations about the state of the world.

Anthropocene might be merely didactic and oppressive—a giant bummer of an album—if those rallying cries weren’t tempered with something like hope. It celebrates labour, individual and collective, as the most effective tool for lasting change, and that vision of communal responsibility is what makes the album such a rousing call to arms.

“Music is a sympathetic process, where people who feel the same can experience it together. I don’t know if my songs would change somebody’s mind, but they might help people feel a little bit less alone in their opinions and might encourage them to get involved in some way. Nobody’s going to riot when the album hits the street, but maybe it can in some small way help turn the tables.”

Antropocene tracklist:

1. Burden Of Proof
2. Anthropocene
3. Falling Water
4. Chain Of Command
5. Throw Down
6. Canary In A Coal Mine
7. New Gardens
8. Pictures From Spain
9. River And Stone
10. Welcome Goodbye

SYLVAN ESSO SHARE NEW VISUAL EP ECHO MOUNTAIN SESSIONS

RECORDED WITH A LIVE BAND COMPRISED OF FRIENDS AND COLLABORATORS INCLUDING MEMBERS OF MOUNTAIN MAN, WYE OAK, THE DEAD TONGUES AND MORE

Watch Echo Mountain Sessions in full here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__T5lfnEv84&list=PLHDZf6IWG8FaE0N7qex38lVcNUzMtrlYC&index=2

Or listen via Spotify here:
https://open.spotify.com/album/2gsOyqRr01sbjthc6jPkmM

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In April 2017 Sylvan Esso assembled a live band comprised of their close friends and collaborators – members of Mountain ManWye OakThe Dead TonguesThe Mountain Goats and Megafaun – to arrange and record full-band versions of songs from their new album What Now. The band took this experiment to Echo Mountain Studios, located in the mountains of North Carolina, and cut five songs live in one day. The result, the Echo Mountain Sessions visual EP, is a testament to the New York Times’ declaration that “Sylvan Esso keeps electronic pop human”. These bold re-imaginations from the band’s celebrated second album, What Now, highlight Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn’s songwriting craft and the boundlessly talented North Carolina musical community from which they hail. Never ones to rest, Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn continue to push themselves and expand on what Sylvan Esso can be. The Echo Mountain Sessions visual EP is out today, the band has also launched pre-orders for a limited edition vinyl release of the sessions available exclusively at www.sylvanesso.com

What Now was released in April to widespread to critical acclaim. This includes high profile features running from the likes of The New York TimesThe Line of Best Fit and The Independent as well as glowing reviews and widespread radio play from the likes of Radio 1, multiple weeks on the 6 Music playlist and a recent session with Lauren LaverneWhat Now has already amassed 40 million streams globally, currently averaging 1 million streams per week + 1.5 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone. The album debuted at #3 on the alternative charts, positioning it well within the US Billboard Top 200. What Now has racked up 60,000 albums sold worldwide thus far.

Sylvan Esso’s electric live shows, described by Evening Standard (★★★★) as “simply too good to ignore”, continue to sell out and they are gearing up for a UK tour in November including a performance at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire

Echo Mountain Sessions personnel:

Matt Douglas – saxophone, flute
Ryan Gustafson – guitar
Amelia Meath – vocals
Nick Sanborn – bass, keys
Molly Sarle – vocals
Alexandra Sauser-Monnig – vocals
Jenn Wasner – bass, keys
Joe Westerlund – drums

Purchase What Now on CD and Vinyl here and digitally here.

UK tour dates:

6 Nov – Birmingham @ O2 Institute2
7 Nov – Bristol @ Trinity
8 Nov – London @ O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
11 Nov – Manchester @ Gorilla SOLD OUT
12 Nov – Glasgow @ Art School
13 Nov – Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club

Praise for What Now:

“An album that revels in the escapism and catharsis music can bring”
The Line of Best Fit 8/10 ‘Album of the Week’

“This album deserves your attention and is a perfect example of a group accomplishing and exceeding their full potential”
8/10 Clash

“North Carolina duo shine with spellbinding second effort”
8/10 Uncut

“Purposeful pop bangers”
4/5 Observer

What Now is often stunning”
4/5 DORK

“Electropop doesn’t get more sublime than this”
NME ‘Best New Tracks’

“Amelia Meath’s voice has an unrivalled capacity for communicating and commanding emotion”
London in Stereo

“We strongly advise you reach through the static and bathe yourself in the warm pop-flooded waters of Sylvan Esso’s latest”
The Skinny

“For those that aren’t aware of the talent of incredible duo Sylvan Esso, comprised of Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn, you will be now”
The 405

“Understated yet irresistible”
NOTION

ANGELO DE AUGUSTINE SHARES VIDEO FOR NEW TRACK ‘HAZE’

ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN TOUR INCLUDING ST PANCRAS OLD CHURCH AND PITCHFORK PARIS AVANT-GARDE

NEW ALBUM SWIM INSIDE THE MOON OUT 18 AUGUST 2017
VIA ASTHMATIC KITTY RECORDS

Watch ‘Haze’ here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V52t0Azqu4o

“Extraordinary beauty”
Sunday Times ‘Breaking Act’

“An assured stride into what’s sure to be a gleaming future”
The Line of Best Fit ‘Song of the Day’

“[A] quietly bewitching collection of sweetly skewed pop-folk”
Uncut

“The sublime sound of a musician who’s spent ten years perfecting his craft”
DIY

“De Augustine’s whispering voice and distinctive falsetto constantly feels on the verge to break, but its emotional charge stays full and strong”
GoldFlakePaint

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24-year-old Californian Angelo De Augustine signed to Sufjan Steven’s Asthmatic Kitty label for his second album Swim Inside The Moon, which will be released on 18 August (US – 25 August). Along with the album announcement he shared ‘Crazy, Stoned, & Gone’ which garnered widespread praise including features from the likes of The Sunday Times and Uncut as well as radio play from 6Music‘s Lauren Laverne and Radio 1‘s Huw Stephens. Today he has shared the intricate and subtly bewitching ‘Haze’ along with the news that, following on from his support slot on Sufjan StevensNico MuhlyBryce Dessner & James McAlister‘s recent Planetarium tour, he’ll be heading out on a European tour in November with dates including Pitchfork Paris Avant-Garde and a debut London show at St Pancras Old Church. Full dates below.

The video for ‘Haze’ was animated by Matt Czap and conceptualised by Angelo De Augustine, whose original illustrations are the basis of the video. Intro sound effects also created by De Augustine.

Angelo’s setup for Swim Inside The Moon was simple: a Shure SM57 microphone next to the wall of the shower and a cable back to an analogue reel-to-reel in his nearby bedroom. He’d hit record, then run quickly to the bathroom with his guitar and sit on the edge of the tub and play and sing. For some songs, he played his mother’s 100-year-old piano in the living room, and on others he added synth and electric guitar. He kept it simple.

Swim Inside the Moon is an assured and magical collection of songs that will reach far beyond their humble origins. It contains much the same unexpected warmth and simplicity as Joanna Newsom’s The Milk Eyed Mender and Jose Gonzalez’ Veneer. A sound that took almost half his life to discover, found on his own terms; be it hitting the road to play shows, to the point of losing his voice, or the countless times he’d hit play on a recovered reel-to-reel tape machine only to have to restart the next day.

The meaning behind Angelo’s songs comes from a similarly dreamy, magical place, “I get into this place, and then I wake up with a song instead of a dream,” says Angelo, “Maybe I’ll know what it’s about later. Or maybe I knew, and I’ve forgotten.”

UK tour dates:

9 Nov – Leeds @ The Lending Room
10 Nov – Glasgow @ Broadcast
11 Nov – Dublin @ The Grand Social
13 Nov – Manchester @ The Castle Hotel
15 Nov – London @ St Pancras Old Church

International tour dates:

12 Oct – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
15 Oct – San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord
17 Oct – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
18 Oct – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Upstrairs
19 Oct – New York, NY @ Rockwood – Stage 2
1 Nov – Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Paris Avant-Garde
2 Nov – Cologne, DE @ Theater der Wohngemeinschaft
3 Nov – Den Haag, NL @ Crossing Border Festival
4 Nov – Rees-Haldern, DE @ Haldern Pop Bar
5 Nov – Maastrict, NL @ Lumiere
6 Nov – Berlin, DE @ Baumhausbar
7 Nov – Brussels, BE @ Botanique / Rotonde

BEDOUINE ANNOUNCES SUPPORT DATES WITH MICHAEL KIWANUKA, MATTHEW E. WHITE & FLEET FOXES

SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM OUT NOW ON SPACEBOMB

“An album heralding a talent as intriguingly fully-formed and distinctive, in its own way, as Marling, Mitchell and Bush”
5/5 The Independent

“One of the most charming albums of the year”
4/5 The Guardian

“Her take on vintage folk pop and orchestral country soul is compellingly particular”
8/10 Uncut

Tickets are available here for her The Islington headline show:
www.songkick.com/store/events/30555439

Listen to the previously shared ‘Solitary Daughter’ here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8P5A3RZd86c

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Last month Bedouine released her self-titled debut album via Spacebomb Records. Following the subsequent announcement of her first ever London show at London’s The Islington on Monday 9 Oct 2017 the singer and guitarist has today announced a string of tour dates later this year including support slots in the UK with Michael Kiwanuka and Matthew E. White as well as Fleet Foxes in the US next month.

Bedouine‘s release saw widespread praise including a 5/5 The Independentalbum review and features everywhere from Uncut and the Sunday Times to The FADER and Stereogum.

Bedouine has a story to match the name. Azniv Korkejian, born in Aleppo, Syria to Armenian parents, spent her childhood in Saudi Arabia, moving to America when her family won a Green Card lottery. Living at various times in Boston, Houston, Lexington, Austin, and Savannah, she eventually found a community of musicians in Los Angeles that feels like home. One day she walked into the studio of bass player / producer Gus Seyffert (BeckNorah JonesThe Black Keys) to inquire about portable reel-to-reel tape machines and ended up cutting ‘Solitary Daughter’ in a first take.

Eschewing notions of nomadic chic, Bedouine represents minimalism motivated by travel, paring down and paring down until only the essential remains. Her music establishes a sustained and complete mood, reflecting on the unending reverberations of displacement, unafraid to take pleasure along the way.

Purchase Bedouine here.

Tour Dates:

6 Oct – London @ Spacebomb Revue – Barbican Centre
9 Oct – London @ The Islington (Headline show)
16 Oct – Birmingham @ Symphony Hall #
17 Oct – Manchester @ The Lowry #
18 Oct – Perth @ Concert Hall #
20 Oct – York @ Barbican # SOLD OUT
21 Oct – Liverpool @ Philharmonic Hall #
23 Oct – Exeter @ Great Hall #
24 Oct – Brighton @ The Dome # SOLD OUT
25 Oct – London @ London Palladium #
27 Oct – Falmouth @ Arts Centre +
28 Oct – Southampton @ Joiners +
29 Oct – Bath @ Komedia +
30 Oct – Ramsgate @ Music Hall +
31 Oct – Brighton @ The Haunt +
1 Nov – Oxford @ Bullingdon Arms +
2 Nov – Dún Laoghaire @ Pavilion Theatre +
3 Nov – Galway @ Roisin Dubh +
4 Nov – Limerick @ Dolans Upstairs +
5 Nov – Cork @ Cyprus Avenue +
8 Nov – Dublin @ Grand Social

# w/ Michael Kiwanuka
+ w/ Matthew E. White

Praise for Bedouine

“An album heralding a talent as intriguingly fully-formed and distinctive, in its own way, as Marling, Mitchell and Bush”
5/5 The Independent

“One of the most charming albums of the year”
4/5 The Guardian

“Her take on vintage folk pop and orchestral country soul is compellingly particular”
8/10 Uncut

“It’s the insular intimacy of Korkejian’s songs, like zephyrs whispered into your ear, that make this debut such a triumph”
4/5 Mojo

“Elegant, honeyed country-soul”
4/5 Observer

“Lushly orchestrated, literary ballads”
4/5 Evening Standard

“Her debut luxuriates in splendid isolation”
4/5 Record Collector

“A real find”
Sunday Times ‘Breaking Act’

“Breathtaking”
The Line of Best Fit ‘Song of the Day’

“Lush, timeless southern country and dense mid-western Americana”
The 405

“Charming debut”
Monocle

“[Bedouine]’s ambiguous, fascinating tales are ones that it’s impossible not to follow into the distance”
DIY

“The finest and most relevant debut of the year”
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