Having quietly charmed audiences stateside whilst touring in her own right and as part of Jenny Lewis‘ band, Natalie Prass has announced the release date for her self-titled debut album. Natalie Prass is due out on 26 January 2015 via Spacebomb Records.

Filled with funky horns and gutsy – distinctly Matthew E. White – guitars lines, lead track ‘Why Don’t You Believe Me’ can be streamed here: https://soundcloud.com/spacebomb/natalie-prass-why-dont-you-believe-in-me

Artist: Natalie Prass
Title: Natalie Prass album
Release Date: 26 January 2015
Label: Spacebomb / Caroline International
Format: LP/Digital/CD
Cat Number: SB006
Website: natalieprassmusic.com

Spacebomb is proud to share the vibrant, effortless vision of 28-year-old Nashville singer Natalie Prass. Forged in collaboration between artist and community, Natalie’s self-titled debut (due out 26 January 2015) arrives fully-formed with an incredibly assured, rich and deeply soulful sound – one built upon her tender yet golden voice and the lightning-in-a-bottle chemistry she shares with the Spacebomb collective.

Born in Cleveland, Natalie entered the teenage slipstream back on the east coast, past the haunted houses, surf shops, and burger joints of Virginia Beach; a mid-tier, rough-around-the-edges resort town. After a brief stint in the cold throws of Boston’s prestigious music school Berklee, she moved out to Nashville where she has spent the last few years honing her craft, charming audiences; both in her own right supporting the likes of Angel Olsen and on tour as part of Jenny Lewis‘s band.

When the time came to realise her first full length, Natalie returned to those Virginia sands to work with Spacebomb and one time high-school rock band mate Matthew E. White (whose own album Big Inner was praised to the rafters back in 2013). And so – soaked with the same sweet perspiration and studio spirit that ran through Memphis, New Orleans and Muscle Shoals – Spacebomb’s incredibly talented arrangers and in-house musicians began spinning the history of pop into a glowing new tapestry.

The sheer quality of her voice – capable of soaring highs and sweeping lows; vulnerable one minute, fiery and muscular the next – and songwriting gave those collaborators a freedom to push themselves and their craft to the limit. Trey Pollard’s gorgeous, technicolor strings rise from the coastal plain; White’s muscular horn signatures driving and complicating the dance; the peripatetic, delicious piano of Daniel Clarke (k.d. lang, Ryan Adams); everything locked down to the rhythm section of Cameron Ralston whilst Pinson Chanselle rides a Curtom indebted groove.

Nourished by reverence for past eras of big band and jazz, the flutter of Cole Porter, the poise of Philly soul orchestras and infused with the crisp detail of late 70’s/early 80’s R&B; Natalie Prass is a unassuming, soul-pop triumph from the off.

Album opener ‘My Baby Don’t Understand Me’ tells you almost everything you need to know about what is to follow: Unapologetically romantic lyrics swell as the horns sashay into fanfare, the emotional heft and arrangements get impossibly larger but never lose their groove. ‘Bird of Prey’ continues this thread; its silky propulsive beat balancing an infectious hook with calmly observed feelings, as flutes dive and weave between muted horns and rolling piano keys.

By the album’s third track ‘Your Fool’ you can almost trace the stages of Natalie’s rejection; her voice shot through by strength, sinew and just a hint of transient grit – each inflection planned to cut into the deep soulful bass lines and resilient drums. ‘Your Fool’ is revisited later with added handclaps and horn stabs for album closer ‘Reprise’, which doffs its cap towards ‘By The Time I Get To Phoenix’ – Natalie even played in front of a poster of Isaac Hayes at Nashville’s storied Ryman Theatre.

Funky horns, a gutsy – distinctly Matthew E. White – guitar line and murmuring flutes in ‘Why Don’t You Believe In Me’ connect with the song’s wry internal monologue as needles of feedback penetrate the mix in counterpoint to the controlled elegance. The ghost of Harry Nilsson shows up in a sentimental mood to close the album with the graceful ‘It Is You’; Natalie channelling his memory through colourful fields of sound and Pollard distilling the strings to their highest intoxicating proof before it all ends – as it began – with a moment of quiet dissonance.

Natalie Prass is an exercise in perfectly balanced compositions – slowly building tension and release whilst laying out the bittersweet perversities and pleasures of love in studied contrast. It’s modern and classic, gorgeous and resonant, infectious and utterly engaging. Natalie is a beguiling performer and cunning pop composer whose old-soul energy marks her out as one for the moment and one for the ages.

Caribou scores #8 in the UK Album Charts with Our Love, out now via City Slang.

Following an electrifying sold out show at London’s Koko last week (“Compelling and unstoppable” 4/5 The Independent4/5 The Guardian5/5 The Times) Caribou scored their first UK Top 10 with brand new album Our Love. Reaching No.8 in the Official Charts on Sunday, the record not only represents the highest chart entry for Caribou but for City Slang as well.

Our Love is out now via City Slang. You can grab a copy here!

Watch the video for recent single and title track Our Love here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMwgcRByA8Y

Caribou is out on tour now, a full list of dates can be found below.

Praise for Our Love

“This is rich, strange, endlessly fascinating music: a subtle, beautiful triumph”5/5 The Guardian
“One more reason to admire this underrated maestro – he’s made one of the most glorious and addictive albums of the year” 5/5 Time Out
“Another modern-day classic to add to Caribou’s formidable catalogue” 17/20 Crack
“Wholly life-affirming” 9/10 ‘Album of the Week’ The Line of Best Fit
“Dan Snaith’s most profound and accomplished piece of work to date” 9/10 ‘Album of The Month’ Mixmag
“Earnest, evocative but most of all emotive, Our Love will be yours too” 9/10 DJ
“The Canadian producer’s thrilling album ties together over a decade’s worth of sonic kicks” 9/10 ‘Album of The Week’ NME
“A subtle, supple navigation of love’s extreme’s; the deeper you dive, the more it reveals” 4/5 ‘Album of the Week’ Independent on Sunday
“The whole thing is perfectly poised between the intimacy of that melancholy vocal and the sharp focus of the synths” ‘Album of The Week’ Dummy
‘9/10’ Uncut 
‘4/5’ The Telegraph
’4/5′ The Times
‘4/5’ Evening Standard
‘4/5’ FT 
’4/5′ Record Collector
’4/5′ DIY
“This beautiful, open-hearted album explores every one of its title’s implications, wrapping both the blessed and the lost in its generous embrace”4/5 Q
“Irresistibly immersive” 4/5 Mojo
Our Love is the Caribou album that best defines the tension between his electronic explorations and pop sensibilities” 4/5 FACT
“The fine line between euphoria and melancholy is negotiated brilliantly” 4/5 The Observer
Our Love is a hot contender for 2014’s Most Irresistible Dance Record” 4/5 Metro
“Another immersive electronic triumph” Shortlist
Our Love is another striking step forward” 8/10 Loud & Quiet
“Holds in abundance all the hallmarks of a master” 8/10 Drowned in Sound
“This is something to be played over and over, around those you love, and those you may come to” 8/10 Clash
“It’s a smart, attentive, demanding progression that deftly captures various stages of love’s cycle” 4.5/5 Music OHM
“Deliberate, thoughtful and sophisticated” 8/10 The 405
“The magic of Snaith’s songs is not just that they’re clever, not just that they have such a direct effect on the nervous system, but that they reveal intellectual achievement, bodily pleasure and social interaction as utterly inseparable” 4/5 The Arts Desk
“Only Hot Chip blend tender electronic pop and head-spinning house music with as much imagination and generosity of spirit as Dan Snaith” GQ
“As every bit as eclectic, danceable, odd, populist and clever as its predecessor … it’s the work of a musician who has grown into his sound only to absorb a whole new palette of sonic possibilities along the way” London in Stereo
9/10 ‘Album of The Month’ Future Music

Caribou Worldwide Dates:
Oct 14 Berghain, Berlin, DE * SOLD OUT
Oct 15 Conne Island, Leipzig, DE *
Oct 16 Meet Factory, Prague, CZ *
Oct 17 A38, Budapest, HU *
Oct 18 Electronic Beats @ TMuseumsquartier, Vienna, AT * SOLD OUT
Oct 19 Muffathalle, Munich, DE *
Oct 20 Komplex 457, Zurich, CH *
Oct 21 Transbordeur, Lyon, FR *
Oct 22 Aeronef, Lille, FR *
Oct 23 Liverpool Music Week @ Camp & Furnace, Liverpool, UK *
Oct 24 Simple Things Festival @ Motion, Bristol, UK * SOLD OUT
Oct 31 The Warehouse Project, Manchester, UK * SOLD OUT
Nov 1 Pitchfork Festival Paris, Paris, FR * SOLD OUT
Nov 5 Vicar Street, Dublin, IE * SOLD OUT
Nov 6 Razzmatazz, Barcelona, ES *
Nov 7 Alfa MiTo Club To Club, Turin, IT *
Nov 8 Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik, IS *
Nov 10 Metropolis, Montreal, QC * UPGRADED TO BIGGER VENUE
Nov 11 Paradise, Boston, MA *
Nov 12 Webster Hall, New York City, NY * SOLD OUT
Nov 13 Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA *
Nov 14 Webster Hall, New York City, NY * EXTRA DATE ADDED
Nov 15 Black Cat, Washington, DC *
Nov 16 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC *
Nov 17 Terminal West, Atlanta, GA *
Nov 18 The Social, Orlando, FL *
Nov 19 Grand Central, Miami, FL *
Nov 20 Club Downunder, Tallahassee, FL *
Nov 21 One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans, LA *
Nov 22 Fitzgeralds, Houston, TX *
Nov 23 The Mohawk, Austin, TX *
Nov 24 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON * SOLD OUT
Jan 31 Laneway Festival, Brisbane, Australia
Feb 1 Laneway Festival, Sydney, Australia
Feb 6 Laneway Festival, Adelaide, Australia
Feb 7 Laneway Festival, Melbourne, Australia
Feb 8 Laneway Festival, Fremantle, Australia
Feb 27 The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA EXTRA DATE ADDED
Feb 28 The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA SOLD OUT
Mar 1 The Fillmore, SF, CA
Mar 3 Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
Mar 4 The Showbox, Seattle, WA
Mar 5 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
Mar 10 AB, Brussels, BE
Mar 11 Olympia, Paris, FR
Mar 12 Columbiahalle, Berlin, DE
Mar 14 Brixton Academy, London, UK
* support from Jessy Lanza

Watch ‘Keep Some Hope’ right now.

Having revealed the second single from their forthcoming album Rhythm last week, Wildbirds & Peacedrums now offer up the accompanying visuals.

‘Keep Some Hope’ is a direct and impassioned plea for stability in uncertain times; an urgent personal mantra built on powerful, martial rhythms that sees Swedish husband and wife duo Mariam Wallentin and Andreas Werliin return to their drums and vocal blueprint with devastating emotional effect.

An unsettling, otherworldly video by Anders Malmberg was shot in the Edenic forests of eastern Denmark, it sees Mariam and Andreas reconnecting with nature, hinting at passion and conflict, beauty and temptation.

“‘Keep Some Hope’ is our take on a classic soul song,” Mariam explains, “A body in a sea of despair. We cling onto each other, holding hard to what is still steady. It is sprung from the turbulent times we live in. The chaos in the world and the speed of everything. Fighting to stay above the surface.”

Rhythm is released on November 3 via The Leaf Label.

Pre-order the album and get instant downloads of ‘Keep Some Hope’ and previous track ‘The Offbeat’ now: wildbirdsandpeacedrums.bandcamp.com/album/rhythm

Artist: Wildbirds & Peacedrums
Title: Rhythm Album
Label: The Leaf Label
Release Date: 3 November 2014
Formats: Limited Edition LP / CD / Digital
Cat No: BAY 94V / BAY 94CD / BAY 94E
Web: Website | Label | Facebook | Twitter

Full Tour Dates
Tue 4 Nov – Kägelbanan, Stockholm, SWEDEN
Wed 5 Nov – Blå, Oslo, NORWAY
Thu 6 Nov – Pustervik, Göteborg, SWEDEN
Fri 7 Nov – Jazzhouse, Copenhagen, DENMARK
Sat 8 Nov – Kampnagel, Hamburg, GERMANY
Sun 9 Nov – Grüner Salon, Berlin, GERMANY
Tue 11 Nov – Paradiso, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
Wed 12 Nov – Witloofbar, Brussels, BELGIUM
Fri 14 Nov – Village Underground, London, UK [Tickets]
Sat 15 Nov – EXIT07, Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG
Mon 17 Nov – Espace B, Paris, FRANCE
Tue 18 Nov – Le Ciel, Grenoble, FRANCE
Wed 19 Nov – Biko, Milano, ITALY
Thu 20 Nov – Südpol, Luzern, SWITZERLAND
Fri 21 Nov – Saint Ghetto Festival, Bern, SWITZERLAND
Sat 22 Nov – Hafen 2, Offenbach, GERMANY
Sun 23 Nov – Le Guess Who?, Utrecht, NETHERLANDS

Press quotes:
“Live, they gain an animalistic intensity… Fantastic” 5/5 The Guardian
“Beautifully imaginative… magnificent” 8.3 Pitchfork
“Seriously stripped-down and unexpectedly intoxicating” The Observer
“Their most emotionally satisfying work yet… Rivers is a record that will haunt you long after you’ve heard it” 4/5 Mojo
“They just about trump White Stripes for stripped-down raw power” Music Week
“Great natural pop” NME
“Hauntingly intense” Q
“At times it’s hard to believe the majesty and racket is the work of but two musicians, such is the impact they have… incredible” Drowned in Sound
“Astonishing, disturbing, beautiful stuff” Time Out
“Shimmers like rivers at dusk” 4/5 Uncut

Caribou’s new album Our Love is out now via City Slang.

Watch the video for recent single and title track ‘Our Love’.

European tour starts on Wednesday.

With his ecstatically received new album Our Love out now via City Slang and a European tour still to come, Caribou have revealed the video for title track ‘Our Love’.

Watch here: http://youtu.be/IMwgcRByA8Y

Speaking about the video, director Ryan Staake said: “In ‘Our Love’, I wanted to create a slow, brooding film that contrasted the seeming limitless of youth with the reality of death in later years. The film (which was photographed by Luca Ciuti) was shot on location in Ireland, at the beautiful Lough Ine House, about an hour and a half outside of Cork.”

Praise for Our Love

“This is rich, strange, endlessly fascinating music: a subtle, beautiful triumph”5/5 The Guardian
“One more reason to admire this underrated maestro – he’s made one of the most glorious and addictive albums of the year” 5/5 Time Out
“Another modern-day classic to add to Caribou’s formidable catalogue” 17/20 Crack
“Wholly life-affirming” 9/10 ‘Album of the Week’ The Line of Best Fit
“Dan Snaith’s most profound and accomplished piece of work to date” 9/10 ‘Album of The Month’ Mixmag
“Earnest, evocative but most of all emotive, Our Love will be yours too” 9/10 DJ
“The Canadian producer’s thrilling album ties together over a decade’s worth of sonic kicks” 9/10 ‘Album of The Week’ NME
“A subtle, supple navigation of love’s extreme’s; the deeper you dive, the more it reveals” 4/5 ‘Album of the Week’ Independent on Sunday
‘9/10’ Uncut 
’4/5′ The Times
‘4/5’ Evening Standard
‘4/5’ FT 
’4/5′ Record Collector
’4/5′ DIY
“This beautiful, open-hearted album explores every one of its title’s implications, wrapping both the blessed and the lost in its generous embrace”4/5 Q
“Irresistibly immersive” 4/5 Mojo
“The fine line between euphoria and melancholy is negotiated brilliantly” 4/5 The Observer
“Another immersive electronic triumph” Shortlist
Our Love is another striking step forward” 8/10 Loud & Quiet
“Holds in abundance all the hallmarks of a master” 8/10 Drowned in Sound
“This is something to be played over and over, around those you love, and those you may come to” 8/10 Clash
“It’s a smart, attentive, demanding progression that deftly captures various stages of love’s cycle” 4.5/5 Music OHM
“Deliberate, thoughtful and sophisticated” 8/10 The 405
“The magic of Snaith’s songs is not just that they’re clever, not just that they have such a direct effect on the nervous system, but that they reveal intellectual achievement, bodily pleasure and social interaction as utterly inseparable” 4/5 The Arts Desk
“Only Hot Chip blend tender electronic pop and head-spinning house music with as much imagination and generosity of spirit as Dan Snaith” GQ
“As every bit as eclectic, danceable, odd, populist and clever as its predecessor … it’s the work of a musician who has grown into his sound only to absorb a whole new palette of sonic possibilities along the way” London in Stereo
9/10 ‘Album of The Month’ Future Music

Caribou Worldwide Dates:
Oct 8 KOKO, London, UK * SOLD OUT
Oct 9 Botanique, Brussels, BE * SOLD OUT
Oct 10 Ewerk, Cologne, DE *
Oct 11 Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, DE *
Oct 12 Melkweg Old Room, Amsterdam, NL *
Oct 13 The Circus, Helsinki, FI *
Oct 14 Berghain, Berlin, DE * SOLD OUT
Oct 15 Conne Island, Leipzig, DE *
Oct 16 Meet Factory, Prague, CZ *
Oct 17 A38, Budapest, HU *
Oct 18 Electronic Beats @ TMuseumsquartier, Vienna, AT * SOLD OUT
Oct 19 Muffathalle, Munich, DE *
Oct 20 Komplex 457, Zurich, CH *
Oct 21 Transbordeur, Lyon, FR *
Oct 22 Aeronef, Lille, FR *
Oct 23 Liverpool Music Week @ Camp & Furnace, Liverpool, UK *
Oct 24 Simple Things Festival @ Motion, Bristol, UK * SOLD OUT
Oct 31 The Warehouse Project, Manchester, UK * SOLD OUT
Nov 1 Pitchfork Festival Paris, Paris, FR * SOLD OUT
Nov 5 Vicar Street, Dublin, IE * SOLD OUT
Nov 6 Razzmatazz, Barcelona, ES *
Nov 7 Alfa MiTo Club To Club, Turin, IT *
Nov 8 Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik, IS *
Nov 10 Metropolis, Montreal, QC * UPGRADED TO BIGGER VENUE
Nov 11 Paradise, Boston, MA *
Nov 12 Webster Hall, New York City, NY * SOLD OUT
Nov 13 Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA *
Nov 14 Webster Hall, New York City, NY * EXTRA DATE ADDED
Nov 15 Black Cat, Washington, DC *
Nov 16 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC *
Nov 17 Terminal West, Atlanta, GA *
Nov 18 The Social, Orlando, FL *
Nov 19 Grand Central, Miami, FL *
Nov 20 Club Downunder, Tallahassee, FL *
Nov 21 One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans, LA *
Nov 22 Fitzgeralds, Houston, TX *
Nov 23 The Mohawk, Austin, TX *
Nov 24 Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON * SOLD OUT
Jan 31 Laneway Festival, Brisbane, Australia
Feb 1 Laneway Festival, Sydney, Australia
Feb 6 Laneway Festival, Adelaide, Australia
Feb 7 Laneway Festival, Melbourne, Australia
Feb 8 Laneway Festival, Fremantle, Australia
Feb 27 The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA EXTRA DATE ADDED
Feb 28 The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA SOLD OUT
Mar 1 The Fillmore, SF, CA
Mar 3 Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
Mar 4 The Showbox, Seattle, WA
Mar 5 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
Mar 10 AB, Brussels, BE
Mar 11 Olympia, Paris, FR
Mar 12 Columbiahalle, Berlin, DE
Mar 14 Brixton Academy, London, UK

* support from Jessy Lanza

Stream ‘Keep Some Hope’ right now

The second single from Wildbirds & Peacedrums’ forthcoming albumRhythm‘Keep Some Hope’ is a direct and impassioned plea for stability in uncertain times; an urgent personal mantra built on powerful, martial rhythms. Swedish husband and wife duo Mariam Wallentin and Andreas Werliin return to their drums and vocal blueprint with devastating emotional effect.

“‘Keep Some Hope’ is our take on a classic soul song,” Mariam explains, “A body in a sea of despair. We cling onto each other, holding hard to what is still steady. It is sprung from the turbulent times we live in. The chaos in the world and the speed of everything. Fighting to stay above the surface.”

Rhythm is released on November 3 via The Leaf Label.

Pre-order the album and get instant downloads of ‘Keep Some Hope’ and previous track ‘The Offbeat’ now:wildbirdsandpeacedrums.bandcamp.com/album/rhythm

Artist: Wildbirds & Peacedrums
Title: Rhythm Album
Label: The Leaf Label
Release Date: 3 November 2014
Formats: Limited Edition LP / CD / Digital
Cat No: BAY 94V / BAY 94CD / BAY 94E
Web: Website | Label | Facebook | Twitter

Full Tour Dates
Tue 4 Nov – Kägelbanan, Stockholm, SWEDEN
Wed 5 Nov – Blå, Oslo, NORWAY
Thu 6 Nov – Pustervik, Göteborg, SWEDEN
Fri 7 Nov – Jazzhouse, Copenhagen, DENMARK
Sat 8 Nov – Kampnagel, Hamburg, GERMANY
Sun 9 Nov – Grüner Salon, Berlin, GERMANY
Tue 11 Nov – Paradiso, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
Wed 12 Nov – Witloofbar, Brussels, BELGIUM
Fri 14 Nov – Village Underground, London, UK [Tickets]
Sat 15 Nov – EXIT07, Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG
Mon 17 Nov – Espace B, Paris, FRANCE
Tue 18 Nov – Le Ciel, Grenoble, FRANCE
Wed 19 Nov – Biko, Milano, ITALY
Thu 20 Nov – Südpol, Luzern, SWITZERLAND
Fri 21 Nov – Saint Ghetto Festival, Bern, SWITZERLAND
Sat 22 Nov – Hafen 2, Offenbach, GERMANY
Sun 23 Nov – Le Guess Who?, Utrecht, NETHERLANDS

Press quotes:
“Live, they gain an animalistic intensity… Fantastic” 5/5 The Guardian
“Beautifully imaginative… magnificent” 8.3 Pitchfork
“Seriously stripped-down and unexpectedly intoxicating” The Observer
“Their most emotionally satisfying work yet… Rivers is a record that will haunt you long after you’ve heard it” 4/5 Mojo
“They just about trump White Stripes for stripped-down raw power” Music Week
“Great natural pop” NME
“Hauntingly intense” Q
“At times it’s hard to believe the majesty and racket is the work of but two musicians, such is the impact they have… incredible” Drowned in Sound
“Astonishing, disturbing, beautiful stuff” Time Out
“Shimmers like rivers at dusk” 4/5 Uncut

WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zuu44Ka9TEY

“The new name to drop in alt-rock circles” The Guardian

Lucky Number is thrilled to present the video for ‘Hollow’, the first full single to be lifted from the forthcoming new album DSU from Alex G (due 10 November). Though only 21 years of age, and still a student at Philadelphia’s Temple University, DSU is Alex G’s fifth album. All recorded at home, almost exclusively solo, and, until recently, all self-released and available only via Bandcamp.

Directed by John Vizzone, a fellow Philadelphian, the video’s crafted visuals match the song’s moody and pensive atmospherics, finding the eponymous singer shrouded in darkness, except for the glow of a flickering TV screen. Putting a face to the name in Giannascoli’s case belies his youth and, in effect, the wise-beyond-his-years nature and lyricism that makes his songwriting so captivating.

With vibrant, yet distorted, atmospherics and echoing vocals that emphasize the despair in the lyrics; ‘Hollow’ highlights just how powerful young Giannascoli’s songwriting already is. It doesn’t take long before you find yourself singing along to the track’s anthemic chorus; “don’t take a trip, don’t let me down, I know, I’m hollow”.

Alex G plays his first UK shows this November.

He will begin with an in-store at Rough Trade East on Monday 17 November, followed by opening for Ought at Sound Control in Manchester on Tuesday 18 November and then his own headline show at the Sebright Arms in London on Wednesday 19 November.

DSU is due, on all formats, on 10 November. Pre-order here:
Physical - https://www.recordstore.co.uk/recordstore/Alex-G/
Digital - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/dsu/id907405007

Praise for DSU –
“Music so immensely personal, it’s hard to believe you’re even capable of comprehending the majority of what you’re hearing.” CMJ
DSU is a homespun gem from virtually out of nowhere” Consequence of Sound
“Idiosyncratic sketches each capable of wending its way to a distinct place into the hearts of anyone” 7.9 Pitchfork
“The Internet’s Secret Best Songwriter” FADER
“It has the potential to be one of the defining American indie records” The Quietus
“Everyone who comes into contact with him seems to fall in love” The 405

http://www.luckynumbermusic.com

Caribou’s Our Love Streaming Exclusively At iTunes NOW

iTunes.com/Caribou

Released 6 October via City Slang

Praise for Our Love:

‘One more reason to admire this underrated maestro – he’s made one of the most glorious and addictive albums of the year’ 5/5 Time Out
‘Dan Snaith’s most profound and accomplished piece of work to date’
9/10 ‘Album of The Month’ Mixmag
‘Earnest, evocative but most of all emotive, Our Love will be yours too’ 9/10 DJ
‘9/10’ Uncut
‘This beautiful, open-hearted album explores every one of its title’s implications, wrapping both the blessed and the lost in its generous embrace’ 4/5 Q
‘Irresistibly immersive’ 4/5 Mojo
‘Another modern-day classic to add to Caribou’s formidable catalogue’ 17/20 Crack
“Deliberate, thoughtful and sophisticated” 8/10 The 405
‘The most exciting name in dance music’ Drowned in Sound
‘Only Hot Chip blend tender electronic pop and head-spinning house music with as much imagination and generosity of spirit as Dan Snaith’ GQ
’9/10 Album of The Month’ Future Music
’4/5′ Record Collector

Our Love, the new album from Caribou, is the sound of Dan Snaith changing the game. The album is formed around a mixture of digital pop production, hip hop inspired beats, muted house basslines and a love of shuffling garage that can be traced all the way back to the time of his debut album Start Breaking My Heart which are, of course, all filtered through Dan’s own unique perspective.

The warm analogue sounds of classic soul should not be overlooked either, for they weave themselves most intensely into the records DNA. In fact, Our Love is probably Caribou’s most soulful record to date, chock-full of heartfelt lyrics and organic nature which cuts through bubbling synths and blissful euphoria of their synthetic constructions. It’s not all downbeat of course, whilst some thoughts linger on mortality, loss and letting go, there is always an element of celebration.

Having followed up his Polaris Prize winning 2007 record Andorra with the universally adored Swim in 2010 (selling nearly 175, 000 copies worldwide and being named ‘Album of the Year’ by Rough Trade, Mixmag and Resident Advisor whilst also hitting The Guardian, Pitchfork, Spin and Mojo’s Top 20), Dan has spent the intervening four years touring the world, bringing not only the sounds of Caribou to the stage but proving his immeasurable worth as a DJ with epic 7.5 hour long sets.

Our Love isn’t the sound of isolated creation but the sound of Dan at his most connected – with love for his listeners, his collaborators and those closest to him.

Caribou Worldwide Dates:
Oct 08 London, UK — KOKO* SOLD OUT
Oct 09 Brussels, BE — Botanique* SOLD OUT
Oct 10 Cologne, DE — Ewerk*
Oct 11 Hamburg, DE — Grosse Freiheit*
Oct 12 Amsterdam, NL — Melkweg Old Room*
Oct 13 Helsinki, FI — The Circus
Oct 14 Berlin, DE — Berghain* SOLD OUT
Oct 15 Leipzig, DE —Conne Island*
Oct 16 Prague, CZ — Meet Factory*
Oct 17 Budapest, HU — A38*
Oct 18 Vienna, AT — Electronic Beats @ TMuseumsquartier* SOLD OUT
Oct 19 Munich, DE — Muffathalle*
Oct 20 Zurich, CH — Komplex 457*
Oct 21 Lyon, FR — Transbordeur*
Oct 22 Lille, FR — Aeronef*
Oct 23 Liverpool, UK — Liverpool Music Week at Camp & Furnace*
Oct 24 Bristol, UK — Simple Things Festival at Motion * http://tickets.crackmagazine.net/
Oct 31 Manchester, UK — The Warehouse Project* SOLD OUT
Nov 01 Paris, FR — Pitchfork Festival Paris*
Nov 05 Dublin, IE — Vicar Street* SOLD OUT
Nov 06 Barcelona, ES — Razzmatazz*
Nov 07 Turin, IT — Alfa MiTo Club To Club*
Nov 08 Reykjavik, IS — Iceland Airwaves*
Nov 10 Montreal, QC — Metropolis (was Le National)* upgraded
Nov 11 Boston, MA — Paradise*
Nov 12 New York, NY — Webster Hall* SOLD OUT
Nov 13 Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer*
Nov 14 New York, NY — Webster Hall* second show added
Nov 15 Washington, DC — Black Cat*
Nov 16 Carrboro, NC — Cat’s Cradle*
Nov 17 Atlanta, GA — Terminal West*
Nov 18 Orlando, FL — The Social*
Nov 19 Miami, FL — Grand Central*
Nov 20 Tallahassee, FL — Club Downunder*
Nov 21 New Orleans, LA — One Eyed Jacks*
Nov 22 Houston, TX — Fitzgerald’s*
Nov 23 Austin, TX — The Mohawk*
Nov 24 Toronto, ON — Danforth Music Fall* SOLD OUT
Feb 28 Los Angeles, The Fonda Theatre
Mar 1 San Francisco, The Fillmore
Mar 3 Portland, Wonder Ballroom
Mar 4 Seattle, The Showbox
Mar 5 Vancouver, Commodore Ballroom
Mar 10 Brussels, BE – AB
Mar 12 Berlin, DE — Columbiahalle
Mar 14 London, UK — Brixton Academy
https://tickets.songkick.com/events/21420503

*support from Jessy Lanza

ALEX G
‘HOLLOW’
Available to Download on Lucky Number from today, Rough Trade East In-store, Manchester Show Announce and Domino Publishing signing.

STREAM: https://soundcloud.com/luckynumbermusic/11hollow

“It has the potential to be one of the defining American indie records” The Quietus

Lucky Number is thrilled to present ‘Hollow’, the first full single to be lifted from the forthcoming new album DSU from Alex G.

Though only 21 years of age, and still a student at Philadelphia’s Temple University, DSU is Alex G’s fifth album. All recorded at home, almost exclusively solo, and, until recently, all self-released and available only via Bandcamp.

With vibrant, yet distorted, atmospherics and echoing vocals that emphasize the despair in the lyrics; ‘Hollow’ highlights just how powerful young Giannascoli’s songwriting already is, and just why he’s been picked up by Domino Music’s publishing division. It doesn’t take long before you find yourself singing along to the track’s anthemic chorus; “don’t take a trip, don’t let me down, I know, I’m hollow”.

Alongside the previously announced debut London headline show at the Sebright Arms on Wednesday 19 November, we are also pleased to announce that Alex G will be playing a free in-store at Rough Trade East on Monday 17 November as well as opening for Ought at Manchester Sound Control on Tuesday 18 November.

DSU  is due, on all formats, on 10 November. Pre-order here:
Physical – https://www.recordstore.co.uk/recordstore/Alex-G/
Digital – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/dsu/id907405007

Artist: Alex G
Title: DSU album
Label: Lucky Number
Release Date: 10 November 2014
Formats: Limited Edition Heavyweight Vinyl LP/
CD & Digital (+ Bonus Tracks)
Web: www.luckynumbermusic.com

Praise for DSU
“Music so immensely personal, it’s hard to believe you’re even capable of comprehending the majority of what you’re hearing.” CMJ
“DSU is a homespun gem from virtually out of nowhere” Consequence of Sound
“Idiosyncratic sketches each capable of wending its way to a distinct place into the hearts of anyone” Pitchfork
“The Internet’s Secret Best Songwriter” FADER
“It has the potential to be one of the defining American indie records” The Quietus
“Everyone who comes into contact with him seems to fall in love” The 405

http://www.luckynumbermusic.com

ANGEL OLSEN ANNOUNCES BURN YOUR FIRE FOR NO WITNESS DELUXE EDITION, OUT 18 NOVEMBER ON JAGJAGUWAR

UK TOUR STARTS MON 22 SEPT

LISTEN TO ‘ALL RIGHT NOW’ FROM BURN YOUR FIRE FOR NO WITNESS DELUXE EDITION
https://soundcloud.com/jagjaguwar/angel-olsen-all-right-now

WATCH ANGEL OLSEN-DIRECTED VIDEO FOR ‘HIGH & WILD’
http://vimeo.com/103812576

Angel Olsen’s Burn Your Fire for No Witness was released this past February to a wealth of praise. After being universally heralded, Jagjaguwar decided it was only right to give people even more of Angel this year. So they are excited to announce the Burn Your Fire for No Witness Deluxe Edition, available as a digital-only release on 18 November. It features five bonus songs, two of which were pressed as a 7” for the album’s initial pre-order and three more from the album’s recording sessions. Listen below to the previously unreleased, ‘All Right Now’ here: https://soundcloud.com/jagjaguwar/angel-olsen-all-right-now

Angel will also be touring the UK from Monday, full tour dates below, including a return to London on 25 September playing the Electric Ballroom, which is now sold out.

Angel Olsen Tour Dates
Mon 22 Sept Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Tues 23 Sept Manchester The Deaf Institute
Wed 24 Sept Newcastle The Cluny
Thurs 25 Sept London Electric Ballroom SOLD OUT

Support comes from Rodrigo Amarante

Burn Your Fire for No Witness Tracklisting:
01. Unfucktheworld
02. Forgiven/Forgotten
03. Hi-Five
04. White Fire
05. High & Wild
06. Lights Out
07. Stars
08. Iota
09. Dance Slow Decades
10. Enemy
11. Windows

BONUS:
12. White Water
13. All Right Now
14. Only With You
15. May As Well
16. Endless Road

Purchase Burn Your Fire for No Witness:
iTunes – http://smarturl.it/angelolsen_itunes
Amazon – http://smarturl.it/angelolsen_amazon
SC Distribution – http://www.scdistribution.com/angelolsen

Angel Olsen online:
http://angelolsen.com/
http://www.jagjaguwar.com/
https://www.facebook.com/angelolsenmusic

Praise for Angel Olsen:
“Her second album is one of those records that hypnotises as it unfurls” The Observer ‘Album of the Week’
“An understated sincerity that burns directly to the heart” The Telegraph 5/5
“The sublime Burn …is testament that Olsen’s philosophy of self-belief pays off” 9/10 NME
“As compelling a case for the singer-songwriter’s art as we have heard in ages” Sunday Times
“The hypnotic sounds of Angel Olsen’s voice is the runaway star of this, her second album. Listening to this record feels like gorging yourself; I just want to consume it” ‘Album of the Week’ 4.5/5 Artrocker
“This superb second album does indeed make a dramatic leap forward – vaulting straight from promise to its stringent, unarguable realisation” 4/5 Mojo
Burn Your Fire for No Witness feels like a big step forward from its predecessor” 8/10 Uncut
Burn Your Fire for No Witness confirms the St Louis singer-songwriter’s arrival as a major new voice” Uncut
“I wonder if you’ll hear a more urgent and wonderful record than Burn Your Fire for No Witness this year?” Monocle
“More flawless than ever” 8/10 Loud & Quiet
“Treating heavy weather with an impressive lightness of touch” 4/5 Q
“Exceptional voice” 4/5 The Times
“A voice that’s all kinds of beautiful: sometimes bruised and sweet, sometimes fierce and blazing” 4/5 Time Out
“A rather fine voice that hovers between the ethereal and the belting” 4/5 Evening Standard
“She could be singing The Birdy Song and it would be sad. It would probably sound lovely too” 4/5 The Guardian
“White Fire breathes the same thickened air as Leonard Cohen’s ‘Famous Blue Raincoat’ but never suffers by comparison. High praise that” 4/5 Independent on Sunday
“Like its riddling title, this album leaves us wanting to find out more” 4/5 The FT
“4/5” The Sun
“4/5” The Mirror
“An album of true beauty” 4/5 The Skinny
“Always vivid and often affecting” 4/5 DIY Magazine
“It’s the perfect soundtrack to the blooming of this year’s first snowdrops” Dazed & Confused
“Glorious, pensive intensity” London in Stereo
“Progression is a great thing to hear in any artist’s work, and there’s plenty of that to the largely excellent Burn Your Fire for No WitnessThe Quietus
“Angel’s lyrics cut through bullshit with laconic wit and rough directness, giving an inroad into existential discussion that doesn’t feel forced, pretentious or entirely hyperbolic” 9/10 The 405
“In an age marred by insincerity and guardedness, she brings a frankness to her songwriting that immediately sets her apart from her contemporaries” 8.5/10 ‘Album of The Week’ The Line of Best Fit
“Powerful” 8/10 Drowned in Sound
“Devastation has never sounded so beautiful” Gold Flake Paint
Burn Your Fire for No Witness conjures the past without ever imitating it, swirling its influences into something intimate, impressionistic and new” 8.3 Pitchfork

photo credit: Thomas Neukum 

Following the rapturously received news of his forthcoming album (due 6 October via City Slang), Caribou has revealed album title track ‘Our Love’.

Built around warm, bubbling beats and Dan’s distinctive vocal loops before taking a bass heavy turn in the middle, you can listen to ‘Our Love’ here: https://soundcloud.com/caribouband/our-love

Having sold out London’s Koko on 8 October, Caribou have also announced their biggest UK show to date as they play Brixton Academy on 14 March 2015. A full worldwide tour has been announced, details can be found below.

Lead track ‘Can’t Do Without You’ has racked up well over 3.5 million plays across Soundcloud, Spotify and You Tube since announcement and has been played by everyone from Annie Mac to Zane Lowe on Radio 1, whilst also being the most played track on 6 Music in the last 3 months after being A-listed.

Listen to ‘Can’t Do Without You’ here: https://soundcloud.com/caribouband/cant-do-without-you

‘Our Love’ will be available from Midnight tonight via itunes. Pre-order the album Our Love here: smarturl.it/ourlove_itunes

Praise for ‘Can’t Do Without You’

‘Track of The Day’ Q Magazine
‘Track of the Week’ NME
‘Leftfield ‘Track of the Month’ 9/10 DJ
‘Surely the most dizzying, life-affirming, dangerously infectious electronic dance track you’ll hear all summer’ Metro
‘The most invigorating dance track of the year’ The 405
‘F-cking incredible’ Mixmag
‘Fantastic … warped, warm, wildly idiosyncratic electronica’ The Guardian
‘A quietly confident return that recalls the halcyon days of summer before they’ve even begun’ ‘Song of the Day’ TLOBF
‘A euphoric masterpiece’ ‘Track of the Week’ London in Stereo
‘Track of the Day/ Week/ Month/ Maybe Year’ Dots and Dashes
‘Finely tuned electronica that flips from leisurely haziness to sharp-focus hedonism faster than you can say “summer anthem”’ The Times

‘Our Love’ is the glorious slow-burn kaleidoscopic pop masterpiece forming the backbone of yet another joyous album from Dan Snaith. Strings are provided by Owen Pallet. As Dan explains, “Our Love’ was supposed to be a sort of mellow coda to ‘All I Ever Need’ [the track that precedes it which Owen also wrote the violin arrangements for] but then I made the big bassline and I liked the way it unexpectedly turned 90 degrees in the middle. This track went through a million versions. The bassline was definitely made out of fascination/admiration for dance music that is mind-numbingly simple. When I sent it to Owen and asked him to write parts I was talking about the arrangement and layout of the song as a kind of chess game where the parts move around one another in a sort of dance. He came back with the spectral Penderecki high strings and the more baroque riffs you can hear which we both agreed had to be used super super sparingly so it was more like a little treat for the listener when they appeared.”

The album Our Love is formed around a mixture of digital pop production, hip hop inspired beats, muted house basslines and a love of shuffling garage that can be traced all the way back to the time of Start Breaking My Heart which are, of course, all filtered through Dan’s own unique perspective. The warm analogue sounds of classic soul should not be overlooked either, for they weave themselves most intensely into the records DNA. In fact, Our Love is probably Caribou’s most soulful record to date, chock-full of heartfelt lyrics and organic sounds which cut through the blissful euphoria of bubbling synths and the albums synthetic constructions.

Our Love is due out on 6 October via City Slang and features collaborations with Jessy Lanza and Owen Pallett. It was mixed by David Wrench and features artwork by Jason Evans/ Matthew Cooper.

Caribou Worldwide Dates:
23 Aug FYF Fest, Los Angeles, CA
27 Aug 27 Dimensions Festival, Pula, HR
5 Sept Bestival
6 Sep Estragon, Bologna, IT
8 Oct KOKO, London* SOLD OUT
9 Oct Botanique, Brussels, BE*
10 Oct Ewerk, Cologne, DE*
11 Oct Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, DE*
12 Oct Melkweg Old Room, Amsterdam, NL*
13 Oct The Circus, Helsinki, FI
14 Oct Berghain, Berlin, DE*
15 Oct Conne Island, Leipzig, DE*
16 Oct Meet Factory, Prague, CZ*
17 Oct A38, Budapest, HU*
18 Oct Electronic Beats @ TMuseumsquartier, Vienna, AT*
19 Oct Muffathalle, Munich, DE*
20 Oct Komplex 457, Zurich, CH*
21 Oct Transbordeur, Lyon, FR*
22 Oct Aeronef, Lille, FR*
23 Oct Liverpool Music Week at Camp & Furnace, Liverpool*
24 Oct Simple Things Festival at Motion, Bristol* [Tickets]
31 Oct The Warehouse Project, Manchester, UK* SOLD OUT
1 Nov Pitchfork Festival Paris, Paris, FR*
5 Nov Vicar Street, Dublin, IE*
6 Nov Razzmatazz, Barcelona, ES*
7 Nov Alfa MiTo Club To Club, Turin, IT*
8 Nov Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik, IS*
10 Nov Le National, Montreal, QC*
11 Nov Paradise, Boston, MA*
12 Nov Webster Hall, New York, NY*
13 Nov Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA*
15 Nov Black Cat, Washington, DC*
16 Nov Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC*
17 Nov Terminal West, Atlanta, GA*
18 Nov The Social, Orlando, FL*
19 Nov Grand Central, Miami, FL*
20 Nov Club Downunder, Tallahassee, FL*
21 Nov One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans, LA*
22 Nov Fitzgeralds, Houston, TX*
23 Nov The Mohawk, Austin, TX*
24 Nov Danforth Music Fall, Toronto, ON*
12 Mar Columbiahalle, Berlin, DE
14 Mar Brixton Academy, London, UK [Tickets]

*support from Jessy Lanza