CASS MCCOMBS SHARES ‘I’M A SHOE’ VIDEO

BEGINS EUROPEAN TOUR TODAY

MANGY LOVE OUT NOW VIA ANTI-

“One of the most compelling singer-songwriters of the past decade”
Uncut

“McCombs has yet to make a bad record, but Mangy Love is up there with his very best. Stunning”
4/5 Q

“This is another classic McCombs album”
4/5 NME

Watch the video for ‘I’m A Shoe’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Oqo6NRwDo0

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Having released his eighth studio album Mangy Love in 2016 to critical acclaim including ‘Albums of the Year’ list mentions from the likes of Q (#7), MOJO and Uncut; Cass McCombs premiers his new video ‘I’m A Shoe,’ directed by previous collaborator Rachael Pony Cassells.

A striking encapsulation of the mood of one of Mangy Love‘s more sombre cuts; the video wrestles with polarised emotions as Cass glides through a bleak yet strangely beautiful industrial desert, a faint smile dancing on his lips.

Rachael had the following to say of the video:

Creation, destruction, boom, ghost. In the song ‘I’m a Shoe’, Cass references the California boomtown / ghost town of Bodie, a town that rose to peak population in the late 1800’s gold rush. As people swarmed Bodie and scrambled to strike it rich, the town developed an unrivaled reputation for great violence, murder and a much feared figure – the “Bad Man of Bodie.”

The video for ‘I’m a Shoe’ was filmed at the ghost town of Mare Island, Vallejo, California which in the chronology of California boomtown /ghost towns, directly follows the demise of Bodie. Bodie’s official end and Mare Island’s boom both came about to service the needs of World War II. The Roosevelt’s government’s War Production Board ordered the closure of Bodie’s gold mines in order to divert labor and equipment to the requirements of the war. Mare Island peaked at this time employing over 40,000 people building warships and submarines, it now sits in ruins. It is a very compelling ghost town with a strange discomforting atmosphere. How will this next uncertain chapter of US history unfold? What will be swarmed, extracted or built? What will be abandoned in the future for the vultures to inherit?

Cass McCombs made his US network television debut on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, on December 16. You can watch his performance of ‘Bum Bum Bum’ here.

The video comes ahead of Cass’ January/February 2017 European tour starting tomorrow. A full list of dates can be found below.

Mangy Love is out now via ANTI-.

Tour dates

20-Jan Whelans, Dublin (IE)
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21-Jan Roisin Dubh, Galway (IE)
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23-Jan The Deaf Institute, Manchester (UK)
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24-Jan Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (UK)
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25-Jan Trades Club, Hebden Bridge (UK)
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26-Jan The Haunt, Brighton (UK)
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27-Jan Museum Secq Tournelles, Rouen (FR)
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28-Jan Le Rocher De Palmer, Bordeaux (FR)
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30-Jan Donostia Kutxa Kultur Festibala, San Sebastian (ES)
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31-Jan Auditorio de Orense, Orense (ES)
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1-Feb Centro de Arte de Ovar, Ovar (PT)
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2-Feb Teatro Lara, Madrid (ES)
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03-Feb Sala Borja, Valladolid (ES)
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4-Feb Las Armas, Zaragoza (ES)
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5-Feb Centre Artesà Tradicionarius, Barcelona (ES)
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7-Feb Le Rockstore, Montpelier (FR)
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8-Feb Biko Club, Milan (IT)
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09-Feb Monk Club, Rome (IT)
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10-Feb Istanbul Kultur Sanat Vakfi (Salon IKSV), Istanbul (TK)
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15-Feb Pustervik, Göteborg (SE)
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16-Feb Frost Festival, Copenhagen (DE)
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18-Feb Bitterzoest, Amersterdam (NE)
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20-Feb Rotondes, Luxembourg
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21-Feb Het Depot, Leuven (BR)
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22-Feb Les Trinitaires, Metz (FR)
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23-Feb Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing (FR)
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14-Jun Bergenfest, Bergen (NO)
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22-Jun Piknik i Parken Festival, Vigeland (NO)
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Praise for Mangy Love

“Lyrically as kaleidoscopic as mid-‘60s Dylan, and packed with fascinating references”
9/10 Uncut

“One of those rare albums that reveals a little more with every play”
4/5 The Observer

“This is music of rare guile and originality”
4.5/5 The Sun

“His most succinct and affecting work since the near-perfect Wit’s End
4/5 MOJO

“McCombs sounds ready to make his commercial breakthrough”
4/5 Evening Standard

“Prepare to be smitten”
4/5 Metro

Mangy Love is [his] most wide-ranging and direct album yet”
9/10 Future Music

Mangy Love is a terrific, bizarre album made up of familiar parts rearranged into something new”
8/10 The Line of Best Fit

“Long live Cass McCombs”
8/10 Drowned in Sound

“Cass McCombs is one of our greatest modern day songwriters”
8/10 God Is In The TV

“You don’t often hear such accomplished playing and ambition”
4/5 Dork

Mangy Love stands toe-to-toe with his best releases”
London in Stereo

BON IVER ANNOUNCES BRIXTON ACADEMY SHOW

TOURING UK & EUROPE THIS JANUARY/FEBRUARY

Watch all lyric videos from 22, A Million here:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLN61gg9VNXPomdZu0UY_wwoDkjSdAB_uE

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Having previously announced a string of UK dates for January & February 2017, Bon Iver have today announced an additional, very special show at London’s O2 Brixton Academy for 17 February 2017.

The announcement comes at the end of a tremendous year for the band, whose recent album 22, A Million received not only universal acclaim upon release but is also being recognised in many end of year lists.

Tickets for the show went on pre-sale for fans here today, Wednesday 14th December. General sale begins 10am GMT this Friday 16th December.

Purchase 22, A Million here: http://jagjaguwar.com/BI_Store/

All other UK shows for Bon Iver have now sold out.

Tour dates

Europe

22/01 – Paris, FR @ Le Zenith
23/01 – Utrecht, NL @ TivoliVredenburg
24/01 – Frankfurt, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle
25/01 – Zurich, CH @ Samsung Hall
27/01 – Luxembourg, LU @ Rockhal
29/01 – Oslo, NO @ Spektrum
30/01 – Stockholm, SE @ Cirkus
31/01 – Stockholm, SE @ Cirkus
02/02 – Copenhagen, DK @ The Grey Hall
03/02 – Copenhagen, DK @ The Grey Hall
05/02 – Hamburg, DE @ Mehr! Theatre
06/02 – Berlin, DE @ Tempodrom
08/02 – Brussels, BE @ Forest National
10/02 – Blackpool, UK @ Empress Ballroom
12/02 – Edinburgh, UK @ Playhouse Theatre
13/02 – Edinburgh, UK @ Playhouse Theatre
15/02 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
16/02 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
19/02 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
20/02 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo Hammersmith

USA

12/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Praise for 22, A Million

“Vernon has made a masterpiece”
‘Album of the Week’ The Sunday Times

“Vernon’s sonic catharsis is by turns infectious, therapeutic, poignant and ultimately rather heart-melting”
10/10 Loud & Quiet

“Captures personal crisis and resolution better than any album this century”
10/10 The Line of Best Fit

“There’s strangeness, jazzy shapes, and beauty on one of the albums of the year”
5/5 Evening Standard

“An astonishing record that grapples with the infinite”
5/5 The Independent

“[22, A Million] sounds entirely like a product of its time”
‘Album of the Week’ 4/5 The Guardian

‘Album of the Week’ The Observer

“Stirring and compelling”
‘Album of the Week’ Esquire

22, A Million is the kind of album that demands repeated listens”
‘Album of the Week’ 4/5 Mail on Sunday

“This boundary-pushing music draws you in and rarely lets go”
4.5/5 The Sun

“It’s the otherworldliness of 22, A Million that makes it soar”
4/5 NME

“Other-worldly beauty”
4/5 Daily Telegraph

“Courageous, wilful, fractured and something of a triumph”
4/5 MOJO

“These 10 songs feel bold, nourishing and emotionally resonant”
8/10 Uncut

“His most intricately affecting music yet”
4/5 Q

22, A Million stands out as Bon Iver’s finest moment yet”
4/5 DIY

“Another rare instance of a challenging, futuristic album with emotional resonance”
4/5 The Times

“Bon Iver’s most ambitious and arresting album to date”
FACT

“Beguiling”
4/5 Daily Mail

“Few can push the boundaries and blend genre with such comfort as Bon Iver”
London in Stereo

CASS MCCOMBS SHARES ‘RUN SISTER RUN’ VIDEO

MANGY LOVE OUT NOW VIA ANTI-

“One of the most compelling singer-songwriters of the past decade”
Uncut

“McCombs has yet to make a bad record, but Mangy Love is up there with his very best. Stunning”
4/5 Q

“This is another classic McCombs album”
4/5 NME

Watch the video for ‘Run Sister Run’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxICQySR1e0

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Having released his eighth studio album Mangy Love to critical acclaim back in August, Cass McCombs is wrapping up one of his biggest ever years with a video for ‘Run Sister Run’, directed by Rachael Pony Cassells and made in collaboration with young Indigenous leader, activist and athlete Tracie Léostand her family.

Born in Treaty 1 Territory of Winnipeg, Manitoba, 18-year old Léost represented her Province at the North American Indigenous Games in 2014, bringing home three bronze medals. She also brought home a very important message, which she heard from the speakers during the Games’ Opening Ceremonies: “Our generation of Indigenous Youth must create change for our people. We are the generation to make change. The people were telling us we are the generation of people that are going to pick up the broken pieces because our nation of Indigenous people has been broken. That’s when it hit me, standing with over 4,000 athletes from across North America, that if I want create change for North America Indigenous People, these are the people that are going to support me, but also the people that it will impact the most.” That following Summer, Léost ran from her grandparents house in Oak Point, Manitoba to the Monument for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women at The Forks in Winnipeg, 115 km in 4 days to raise awareness about the ongoing national crisis. Her run gained international press and raised over $6,000 for the Winnipeg grassroots non­profit organization, Families First Foundation, which provides financial, legal, cultural and spiritual aid to families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

Read Cassells’ statement about the video below, and Rebecca Bengal’s interview with Cassells and Léost at http://www.vogue.com/13505699/cass-mccombs-video-premiere-run-sister-run-tracie-lost/

“’Run Sister Run’ brought to my mind thoughts of great female athletes ­ their discipline, strength and accomplishment, the ritual of preparation before a race. Women running can be a powerful political act and tool for change. Listening to ‘Run Sister Run,’ I remembered reading an article a friend had forwarded me about Tracie’s solo 115km Journey of Hope run for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada last year. Her run was a rally cry against then Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s repeated denial of a proposed public inquiry into MMIW in Canada. She was to me the embodiment of the archetype of the runner as messenger and therefore as protector. Her strength and determination is very inspiring. I remembered reading about Tracie’s feet being shredded from blisters on the first day of her run and how she kept going by running a day in traditional moccasins to allow her blisters to heal. I contacted her and asked if I she would re­trace her run’s path for the ‘Run Sister Run’ video. She agreed and is such a natural leader, she also became my location producer, enlisting her whole family to help. We had almost all of her original Journey of Hope support and logistics crew involved in helping me re­create her journey for the video.

The history of women running in film contains so many images of women filmed from behind, running in fear filmed from the p.o.v of an attacker. It was important to me to not add to the visual history of women running in fear and only film Tracie running forward towards the camera looking forward, her body fearlessly re­claiming public space.”

The video comes after McCombs’ excellently-received Scala show (“mature, confident and masterful” – The Line of Best Fit) and follows the announcement of his European January/February 2017 UK tour. A full list of dates can be found below.

Mangy Love is out now via ANTI-.

Tour dates

20-Jan Whelans, Dublin (IE)
TICKETS

21-Jan Roisin Dubh, Galway (IE)
TICKETS

23-Jan The Deaf Institute, Manchester (UK)
TICKETS

24-Jan Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (UK)
TICKETS

25-Jan Trades Club, Hebden Bridge (UK)
TICKETS

26-Jan The Haunt, Brighton (UK)
TICKETS

27-Jan Museum Secq Tournelles, Rouen (FR)
TICKETS

28-Jan Le Rocher De Palmer, Bordeaux (FR)
TICKETS

1-Feb Centro de Arte de Ovar, Ovar (PT)
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2-Feb Teatro Lara, Madrid (ES)
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4-Feb Las Armas, Zaragoza (ES)
TICKETS

5-Feb Centre Artesà Tradicionarius, Barcelona (ES)
TICKETS

7-Feb Le Rockstore, Montpelier (FR)
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8-Feb Biko Club, Milan (IT)
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Praise for Mangy Love

“Lyrically as kaleidoscopic as mid-‘60s Dylan, and packed with fascinating references”
9/10 Uncut

“One of those rare albums that reveals a little more with every play”
4/5 The Observer

“This is music of rare guile and originality”
4.5/5 The Sun

“His most succinct and affecting work since the near-perfect Wit’s End
4/5 MOJO

“McCombs sounds ready to make his commercial breakthrough”
4/5 Evening Standard

“Prepare to be smitten”
4/5 Metro

Mangy Love is [his] most wide-ranging and direct album yet”
9/10 Future Music

Mangy Love is a terrific, bizarre album made up of familiar parts rearranged into something new”
8/10 The Line of Best Fit

“Long live Cass McCombs”
8/10 Drowned in Sound

“Cass McCombs is one of our greatest modern day songwriters”
8/10 God Is In The TV

“You don’t often hear such accomplished playing and ambition”
4/5 Dork

Mangy Love stands toe-to-toe with his best releases”
London in Stereo

FACTORY FLOOR SHARE WAVE VIDEO

ANNOUNCE FEBRUARY/MARCH 2017 UK TOUR

25 25 OUT NOW VIA DFA

“Essential”
‘Album of the Month’ 10/10 The Skinny

“The overall experience confirms what a triumph this is”
‘Album of the Month’ 9/10 DJ

“The whole thing makes you want to punch the air”
‘Album of the Week’ 4/5 The Observer

“Eight tracks of harrowingly stripped-back and intense dance music that’ll have you stomping your feet in no time”
‘Album of the Week’ 4/5 NME

Watch the video for ‘Wave’ here: https://youtu.be/PLgyXEqNvqE

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Having released their critically acclaimed new album 25 25 as well as selling out London’s ICA this year, Factory Floor are wrapping 2016 up with a new video for ‘Wave’. Directed by Gabe Gurnsey, the video was shot over a three week period and observes a frenetic journey from the urban sprawl to the rural landscape of the English / Welsh borders. Speaking of the video, Gabe says:

“Much like the album contents and lyrics the idea was to leave the video to the viewers / listeners own interpretation, sitting somewhere between abstract and suggestive. People tend to apply Factory Floor’s music to dance floor environments but for me, when we are writing and creating records and sounds, the idea of journey and escapism through nature is always prominent.”

In addition to the video, Factory Floor have announced a new run of UK dates for February and March 2017. A full list of shows can be found below.

Earlier this autumn, Factory Floor shared a remix for ‘Wave’ by Jlin, and revealed they had contributed to a new Tate commission by French avant-garde artist Philippe Parreno. More information on that event can be found here.

25 25 is out now via DFA and can be purchased via iTunes.

‘Wave’ video directed and edited by Gabe Gurnsey, filming assisted by Tilly Morris & Ron Gurnsey.

Sat 21 Jan Brest Astropolis Festival
Sat 28 Jan Barcelona The Loft – Razzmatazz
Sat 18 Feb Bristol Bristol IMAX Cinema
Thu 16 Mar Glasgow SWG3 (Quadrophonic PA)
Sat 18 Mar Manchester The White Hotel
Thu 30 Mar London Heaven

Praise for 25 25

‘Record of the Month’ London in Stereo

“From the motorised propulsion of ‘Slow Listen’ to the squelchy groove of ‘Dial Me In’, there’s more to this act than sheer oomph”
4/5 The Guardian

“Never short of mesmerising”
4/5 Q

“These crafted tracks are built for dance floor delirium”
8/10 Uncut

“A record with delights at times so irresistible it physically moves the listener”
8.5/10 The Line of Best Fit

25 25 is a case study in how (even) less can totally be more”
4.5/5 musicOMH

25 25 is infectious”
The Quietus

25 25 demands to be heard in its entirety”
Drowned in Sound

DIANA SHARE ‘WHAT YOU GET’ TRACK

FAMILIAR TOUCH OUT 18 NOVEMBER 2016
VIA CULVERT/ILS/CAROLINE

“You’ll want to feel DIANA’s comfortingly familiar touch again and again”
4/5 DIY

“It’s definite A-grade”
London in Stereo

“[‘Confession’] is a sublime piece of glistening pop music”
GoldFlakePaint

Listen to ‘What You Get’ here:
https://soundcloud.com/dianasound/what-you-get

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It’s been almost three years since DIANA released their critically-acclaimed LP, Perpetual Surrender. Now, the wait for new material has come to an end with the upcoming release of their second album Familiar Touch, out 18th November via Culvert/ILS/Caroline. After sharing the album’s opening track ‘Confession‘ as well as ‘Slipping Away‘, they’re now releasing ‘What You Get’.

‘What You Get’ is a slow-burning torch song that builds gradually from a spare drum machine and synthesiser pulse before expanding texturally, becoming bigger, fuller and far more open and expansive while retaining the gorgeous qualities found throughout Perpetual Surrender.

Speaking about the track, the band’s Kieran Adams says: “I started writing ‘What You Get’ after a conversation Carmen and I had on a ferry from Ireland to Wales towards the end of touring Perpetual Surrender. She told me she was thinking about the idea of deservedness i.e. people’s expectations around what their efforts or intentions might yield. On the post-ferry van ride I made a very basic track in Ableton and came up with the chorus for the song.”

Familiar Touch is released 18 November via Culvert/ILS/Caroline and is available to pre-order here.

DIANA ALBUM SMALL

Tracklist:

1. Confession
2. What You Get
3. Slipping Away
4. Moment of Silence
5. The Coward
6. Miharu
7. Cry
8. Helpless
9. These Words
10. Take it Over

Praise for Perpetual Surrender

“DIANA make ethereal electronica, excelling at a fantasy amalgam for music fans who carry a torch for Fleetwood Mac but also hanker after a bit of Grimes-like glitch pop”
The Sunday Times ‘Breaking Act’

“A rich tapestry that effortlessly melds eras and genres, Perpetual Surrender is a masterpiece”
Notion

“They’ve nuanced the retro-pop with a subtle chillwave glow, working their songs into sensuous, era-spanning shapes”
4/5 Q

“There are some sublime moments – ‘Born Again’ locates the mid point between the Cocteau Twins and Avalon-era Roxy Music”
The Observer

“A slinky, luxurious piece of summer dream-pop… currents of experimentalism ripple between straight-up pop hooks”
NME

“To screw around with pop requires a mastery of the form… DIANA set out to ensnare and confound at once with their rainbow synths and bass-led strut”
DAZED

“The same airbrushed ennui and varnished perfection as Roxy Music’s Avalon
The Guardian

“The guitar, saxophone and synthesiser solos throughout are moments of gleeful oversharing”
Uncut

“DIANA might have a stonewall hit on their mitts…addictive soft-pop’
8/10 Loud & Quiet

“DIANA craft an enigmatic world of nostalgia that dazzles the senses”
The Line Of Best Fit

“DIANA have certain qualities which make them truly stand out… Carmen Elle’s whispery coo is pure ear candy”
CRACK

“Screams 80s chic throughout… splendidly silky stuff’”
London In Stereo

‘It’s the perfect soundtrack to lazy, hazy summer days”
Grazia

“This totally dreamy debut album deserves to be a break-out hit”
4/5 Attitude

“They’re masterful at blending the sharp 80’s with quicksilver synths, and Elle’s sublime pipes are a wonder to listen to”
The 405

BON IVER SHARES 22, A MILLION PRESS CONFERENCE FOOTAGE

TOURING UK & EUROPE THIS JANUARY/FEBRUARY

Watch the press conference footage here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNqCVfC4oj4

Watch all lyric videos from 22, A Million here:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLN61gg9VNXPomdZu0UY_wwoDkjSdAB_uE

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Last month Justin Vernon of Bon Iver hosted a small group of journalists from around the world and his own backyard at The Oxbow Hotel in his hometown of Eau Claire, WI. This was for the first public playback of new album 22, A Million, followed by a press conference in the form of a one hour and forty minute question and answer session.

During the session, Vernon discussed in great detail the making of the album, the community of musicians and friends who helped bring it to life, and much more. The host page also features a series of photos shot in May 2016 by Cameron Wittig, capturing the making of 22, A Million at April Base Studiosjust outside of Eau Claire. Take a look at those here.

Purchase 22, A Million here: http://jagjaguwar.com/BI_Store/

All UK shows for Bon Iver have now sold out.

Tour dates

Europe

22/01 – Paris, FR @ Le Zenith
23/01 – Utrecht, NL @ TivoliVredenburg
24/01 – Frankfurt, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle
25/01 – Zurich, CH @ Samsung Hall
27/01 – Luxembourg, LU @ Rockhal
29/01 – Oslo, NO @ Spektrum
30/01 – Stockholm, SE @ Cirkus
31/01 – Stockholm, SE @ Cirkus
02/02 – Copenhagen, DK @ The Grey Hall
03/02 – Copenhagen, DK @ The Grey Hall
05/02 – Hamburg, DE @ Mehr! Theatre
06/02 – Berlin, DE @ Tempodrom
08/02 – Brussels, BE @ Forest National
10/02 – Blackpool, UK @ Empress Ballroom
12/02 – Edinburgh, UK @ Playhouse Theatre
13/02 – Edinburgh, UK @ Playhouse Theatre
15/02 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
16/02 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
19/02 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
20/02 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo Hammersmith

USA

12/09 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre
12/10 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
12/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
12/13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
12/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Praise for 22, A Million

“Vernon has made a masterpiece”
‘Album of the Week’ The Sunday Times

“Vernon’s sonic catharsis is by turns infectious, therapeutic, poignant and ultimately rather heart-melting”
10/10 Loud & Quiet

“Captures personal crisis and resolution better than any album this century”
10/10 The Line of Best Fit

“There’s strangeness, jazzy shapes, and beauty on one of the albums of the year”
5/5 Evening Standard

“An astonishing record that grapples with the infinite”
5/5 The Independent

“[22, A Million] sounds entirely like a product of its time”
‘Album of the Week’ 4/5 The Guardian

‘Album of the Week’ The Observer

“Stirring and compelling”
‘Album of the Week’ Esquire

22, A Million is the kind of album that demands repeated listens”
‘Album of the Week’ 4/5 Mail on Sunday

“This boundary-pushing music draws you in and rarely lets go”
4.5/5 The Sun

“It’s the otherworldliness of 22, A Million that makes it soar”
4/5 NME

“Other-worldly beauty”
4/5 Daily Telegraph

“Courageous, wilful, fractured and something of a triumph”
4/5 MOJO

“These 10 songs feel bold, nourishing and emotionally resonant”
8/10 Uncut

“His most intricately affecting music yet”
4/5 Q

22, A Million stands out as Bon Iver’s finest moment yet”
4/5 DIY

“Another rare instance of a challenging, futuristic album with emotional resonance”
4/5 The Times

“Bon Iver’s most ambitious and arresting album to date”
FACT

“Beguiling”
4/5 Daily Mail

“Few can push the boundaries and blend genre with such comfort as Bon Iver”
London in Stereo

LAMBCHOP ANNOUNCE JANUARY 2017 ROUNDHOUSE
‘IN THE ROUND’ SHOW

FLOTUS OUT 4 NOVEMBER 2016 VIA CITY SLANG
STREAMING NOW VIA NPR

KURT WAGNER TO PLAY SOLO ROUGH TRADE EAST SHOW
+ FLOTUS Q&A WITH TIM BURGESS ON 8 NOVEMBER 2016

‘Album of the Month’ 8/10 Uncut

‘Album of the Month’ 4/5 MOJO

Stream FLOTUS via NPR here:
http://www.npr.org/2016/10/27/499145153/first-listen-lambchop-flotus

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With FLOTUS – the new album from Lambchop – just around the corner (out 4 November via City Slang), the band have announced a special show at London’s Roundhouse on 26 January 2017 as part of the venue’s In the Round series of events. Tickets are available from Thursday 3 November and more information can be found here.

The news comes as FLOTUS begins streaming in full for the first time on NPR. Inspired as always to make art from the unusual sounds and scenes of his South Nashville neighbourhood, Kurt Wagner set aside what he has learned over the past 30 years and embarked on a musical adventure to bring us this album that sounds like no one else—or, completely, unmistakably, like himself. Wanting to make an album that his neighbours and wife might listen to – though a version of that garbled through grocery store speakers and tiny cell phones – Kurt became inspired by (though not tethered to) a plethora of modern day musical voices across modern R&B, soul and hip-hop amongst others.

FLOTUS is available for pre-order now on CD, 2LP and also as a special limited edition Wine Box in collaboration with Austrian winery “Gut Oggau” in the City Slang store.

Kurt Wagner will visit Rough Trade East on 8 November for a FLOTUS Q&A and a solo acoustic performance. Information can be found here: http://www.roughtrade.com/events/2016/11/2470

Tour dates

29 Oct Bilbao – Bizkaia International Music Experience
30 Oct Zaragoza – Bombo y Platillo
02 Nov Castellon – Teatro Principal
03 Nov Sevilla – Auditorio Box
04 Nov Cartagena – Cartagena Jazz Festival
26 Jan London Roundhouse
30 Jan Paris – Trabendo
05 Feb Erlangen – Markgrafentheater
06 Feb Luzern – Sudpol
08 Feb Zurich – Schauspielhaus
09 Feb Utrecht – Tivoli/Vredenburg (Cloud Nine)
10 Feb Groningen – Oosterpoort
11 Feb Brussels – Botanique
12 Feb Mainz – Frankfurter Hof
14 Feb Vienna – WUK
15 Feb Munich – Kammerspiele
17 Feb Dortmund – Konzerthaus
18 Feb Berlin – Heimathafen
20 Feb Hannover – Capitol
21 Feb Cologne – Gloria
22 Feb Hamburg – Elbphilharmonie
25 Feb Stockholm – Fasching
26 Feb Oslo – Parkteatret
27 Feb Copenhagen – Vega
28 Feb Leipzig – Felsenkeller
01 Mar Mannheim – Capitol
02 Mar Linz – Posthof

BON IVER 22, A MILLION ENTERS UK TOP 40 AT NO. 2

22, A MILLION IS TOP 10 IN TWELVE COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE

TOURING UK & EUROPE THIS JANUARY/FEBRUARY

Watch all lyric videos from 22, A Million here:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLN61gg9VNXPomdZu0UY_wwoDkjSdAB_uE

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With their critically acclaimed new album 22, A Million, Bon Iver have an album that has debuted in the Top 10 in twelve countries so far. Released worldwide on September 30 via Jagjaguwar, the album debuted at #2 in the UK, US, Australia, Belgium and Sweden, and #1 Canada and New Zealand.

22, A Million is Bon Iver’s first album in five years and its best-received to date.The Sunday Times named it their ‘Album of the Week’ and said “Vernon has made a masterpiece,” while The Guardian said it “sounds entirely like a product of its time” and Loud & Quiet gave the record a rare 10/10, saying “Vernon’s sonic catharsis is by turns infectious, therapeutic, poignant and ultimately rather heart-melting.”

Purchase 22, A Million here: http://jagjaguwar.com/BI_Store/

All UK shows for Bon Iver have now sold out http://boniver.org/tour

Tour dates

Europe

22/01 – Paris, FR @ Le Zenith
23/01 – Utrecht, NL @ TivoliVredenburg
24/01 – Frankfurt, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle
25/01 – Zurich, CH @ Samsung Hall
27/01 – Luxembourg, LU @ Rockhal
29/01 – Oslo, NO @ Spektrum
30/01 – Stockholm, SE @ Cirkus
31/01 – Stockholm, SE @ Cirkus
02/02 – Copenhagen, DK @ The Grey Hall
03/02 – Copenhagen, DK @ The Grey Hall
05/02 – Hamburg, DE @ Mehr! Theatre
06/02 – Berlin, DE @ Tempodrom
08/02 – Brussels, BE @ Forest National
10/02 – Blackpool, UK @ Empress Ballroom
12/02 – Edinburgh, UK @ Playhouse Theatre
13/02 – Edinburgh, UK @ Playhouse Theatre
15/02 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
16/02 – London, UK @ Roundhouse
19/02 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
20/02 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo Hammersmith

USA

10/18 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater #
10/19 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater #
10/20 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater #
10/22 – Orange County, CA @ Beach Goth Festival
10/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Hollywood Bowl %
10/26 – San Diego, CA @ Copley Symphony Hall ^
12/09 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre
12/10 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
12/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
12/13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
12/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

# with Francis & The Lights
% with Patti Smith and Hiss Golden Messenger
^ with Julianna Barwick

Praise for 22, A Million

“Vernon has made a masterpiece”
‘Album of the Week’ The Sunday Times

“Vernon’s sonic catharsis is by turns infectious, therapeutic, poignant and ultimately rather heart-melting”
10/10 Loud & Quiet

“Captures personal crisis and resolution better than any album this century”
10/10 The Line of Best Fit

“There’s strangeness, jazzy shapes, and beauty on one of the albums of the year”
5/5 Evening Standard

“An astonishing record that grapples with the infinite”
5/5 The Independent

“[22, A Million] sounds entirely like a product of its time”
‘Album of the Week’ 4/5 The Guardian

‘Album of the Week’ The Observer

“Stirring and compelling”
‘Album of the Week’ Esquire

22, A Million is the kind of album that demands repeated listens”
‘Album of the Week’ 4/5 Mail on Sunday

“This boundary-pushing music draws you in and rarely lets go”
4.5/5 The Sun

“It’s the otherworldliness of 22, A Million that makes it soar”
4/5 NME

“Other-worldly beauty”
4/5 Daily Telegraph

“Courageous, wilful, fractured and something of a triumph”
4/5 MOJO

“These 10 songs feel bold, nourishing and emotionally resonant”
8/10 Uncut

“His most intricately affecting music yet”
4/5 Q

22, A Million stands out as Bon Iver’s finest moment yet”
4/5 DIY

“Another rare instance of a challenging, futuristic album with emotional resonance”
4/5 The Times

“Bon Iver’s most ambitious and arresting album to date”
FACT

“Beguiling”
4/5 Daily Mail

“Few can push the boundaries and blend genre with such comfort as Bon Iver”
London in Stereo

MITSKI SHARES ‘A BURNING HILL’ VIDEO

ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY/MARCH 2017 EUROPEAN TOUR

Puberty 2 is by far the most ambitious project to date for [Mitski]”
‘Album of the Week’ 9/10 Loud & Quiet

“From overdriven punk to the gentlest of ballads, Puberty 2 is a multifaceted venture through what it means to be strong”
‘Album of the Week’ 8/10 The Line of Best Fit

Puberty 2 is emotionally harrowing, lyrically brilliant, musically overpowering. You’d be a fool to miss it”
The Sunday Times

“Unflinching confessional pop”
4/5 The Guardian

“Alarmingly visceral”
8/10 Uncut

Watch the ‘A Burning Hill’ video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ffnue9zMEY

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Having recently finished her first full-band tour of the UK – including a sold-out show at London’s Dome Tufnell ParkMitski has shared a video for ‘A Burning Hill‘, the next single from her critically acclaimed album Puberty 2 – out now via Dead Oceans.

Directed by Bradley Gray, the video for ‘A Burning Hill’ is a beautifully captured snapshot of Mitski that’s a reflection of the intimacy and poignancy she displays on Puberty 2‘s closing track. Speaking about the video, Mitski says:

The director and I spent a weekend just driving around New York and Pennsylvania while the camera kept running, and most of the time I’d forget I was being filmed. It felt like a vacation, but it was also quite emotional, as I was thinking about the song and what it means to me now while jumping in rivers and driving down dirt lanes.

In addition to the clip, Mitski has also announced a new run of European and UK dates for March 2017, including her biggest UK headline show to date at London’s Village Underground. Tickets will be available from 10am thisFriday 14 October here. A full list of dates can be found below.

Puberty 2 is out now via Dead Oceans, and can be purchased via the Dead Oceans website, iTunes, Amazon or Rough Trade.

EU tour dates

Tue 21 Feb Paris Les Etoiles
Wed 22 Feb Zurich Mascotte
Fri 24 Feb Bologna Covo Club
Sat 25 Feb Munich Milla
Sun 26 Feb Vienna B72
Mon 27 Feb Prague MeetFactory
Tue 28 Feb Berlin Postbahnhof
Thu 2 Mar Utrecht Ekko
Fri 3 Mar Brussels Rotonde, Botanique
Sat 4 Mar Brighton The Haunt
Mon 6 Mar London Village Underground
Tue 7 Mar Bristol Thekla
Thu 9 Mar Manchester The Ruby Lounge
Fri 10 Mar Edinburgh Electric Circus
Sat 11 Mar Newcastle The Cluny

US tour dates

Mon Oct 31 Providence, RI Columbus Theatre SOLD OUT
->Tue Nov 1 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Thu Nov 3 Toronto, ON Mod Club
Fri Nov 4 Detroit, MI Magic Bag
Sat Nov 5 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall
Sun Nov 6 St. Louis, MO Off Broadway
Thu Nov 10 Athens, GA 40 Watt
Fri Nov 11 Orlando, FL Back Booth
Sat Nov 12 Miami, FL Gramps
Sun Nov 13 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
Tue Nov 15 Asheville, NC Grey Eagle
Wed Nov 16 Durham, NC Motorco
Thu Nov 17 Charlottesville, VA Southern Café
Fri Nov 18 Washington, DC Black Cat
Sat Nov 19 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church SOLD OUT
Mon Nov 21 New York, NY Webster Hall SOLD OUT
Tue Nov 22 Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel SOLD OUT

Praise for Puberty 2

“A voice that’s both angelic and sharp as a whip-crack”
4/5 Q

“A bold and deeply brave record”
4/5 DIY

“A nicely judged mix of charm and edge”
4/5 The FT

Puberty 2 brilliantly highlights Mitski’s personal and musical evolution through an experience that is universally shared”
4/5 The List

Puberty 2 represents the latest natural step in a career going from strength to strength”
8/10 Drowned in Sound

“A brave, moving and empathetic offering”
8/10 Clash

“The most accomplished album of her career yet”
8.5/10 The 405

“Mitski has a presence that commands your attention”
Wonderland

“[‘Your Best American Girl’] is one of the best music videos of the year”
FACT

“No musician articulates the absurd, painful experience of being a young adult more eloquently than Mitski”
London in Stereo

“Heartbreaking, inspiring and humbling in one fell swoop… [‘Your Best American Girl’] will surely prove to be one of the finest tracks of 2016”
GoldFlakePaint

LAMBCHOP SHARE ‘NIV’ TRACK

FLOTUS OUT 4 NOVEMBER 2016 VIA CITY SLANG

EUROPEAN TOUR TO BEGIN IN JANUARY 2017

KURT WAGNER TO PLAY SOLO ROUGH TRADE EAST SHOW
+ FLOTUS Q&A ON 8 NOVEMBER 2016

Listen to ‘NIV’ here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsYY6xdJ8Bk

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Lambchop have shared ‘NIV‘ – the penultimate track from their forthcoming album FLOTUS – out 4 November 2016 via City Slang. In addition to the track, the band have also announced a huge European tour, kicking off in January 2017 and running through until early March.

Originally heard in the teaser trailer for FLOTUS, ‘NIV’ continues Kurt Wagner’s exploration of R&B and hip-hop with a jittery, ebbing bass line that meets more of Lambchop’s beautiful piano flourishes. Pulling it all together with Wagner’s vocals brilliantly skewed and utilised as an instrument, ‘NIV’ is both at once another hugely beguiling Lambchop track and a fascinating insight into the new paths they’re exploring on FLOTUS.

FLOTUS is available for pre-order now on CD, 2LP and also as a special limited edition Wine Box in collaboration with Austrian winery “Gut Oggau” in the City Slang store.

Kurt Wagner will visit Rough Trade East on 8 November for a FLOTUS Q&A and a solo acoustic performance. Information can be found here:http://www.roughtrade.com/events/2016/11/2470

More Lambchop tour dates – including details for the UK – will be announced shortly.

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Tour dates

29 Oct Bilbao – Bizkaia International Music Experience
30 Oct Zaragoza – Bombo y Platillo
02 Nov Castellon – Teatro Principal
03 Nov Sevilla – Auditorio Box
04 Nov Cartagena – Cartagena Jazz Festival
Jan 30 Paris – Trabendo
05 Feb Erlangen – Markgrafentheater
06 Feb Luzern – Sudpol
08 Feb Zurich – Schauspielhaus
09 Feb Utrecht – Tivoli/Vredenburg (Cloud Nine)
10 Feb Groningen – Oosterpoort
11 Feb Brussels – Botanique
12 Feb Mainz – Frankfurter Hof
14 Feb Vienna – WUK
15 Feb Munich – Kammerspiele
17 Feb Dortmund – Konzerthaus
18 Feb Berlin – Heimathafen
20 Feb Hannover – Capitol
21 Feb Cologne – Gloria
22 Feb Hamburg – Elbphilharmonie
25 Feb Stockholm – Fasching
26 Feb Oslo – Parkteatret
27 Feb Copenhagen – Vega
28 Feb Leipzig – Felsenkeller
01 Mar Mannheim – Capitol
02 Mar Linz – Posthof