FLOATING POINTS STREAMS ‘FOR MARMISH PART II’

KUIPER EP RELEASED 5TH AUGUST 2016 VIA PLUTO

Stream ‘For Marmish Part II’ here:
https://soundcloud.com/floatingpoints/for-marmish-part-ii

Sam Shepherd – aka Floating Points – will soon be releasing the Kuiper EP, his first new material since last year’s standout debut  Eleania, via his own label Pluto.

Having previously shared the EP’s title track, ‘For Marmish Part II‘ makes up the EP’s b-side. Shepherd says: “’It was recorded way before ‘For Marmish’ on the LP, but the two tracks happened to be written around the same time.”

Speaking about the EP as a whole, he says: “I want to share this music because both sides reflect in two tracks where I was right at the start of the Elaenia project, right up to now – post LP release, playing live and going on the road with a band. I hope – like I feel – people will find a common strand in the hypnotic nature of both tracks.”

Floating Points’ Kuiper EP will be released 5 August 2016 via Pluto. Pre-orders for the 12″ are available here.

Lead track ‘Kuiper’ is available to download / stream now via iTunes and Spotify.

‘For Marmish Part II’ will be available 5th August via iTunes and Spotify.

Elaenia is out now on LP, CD and digital download and can be purchased from the Floating Points store. It can also be purchased from iTunes or streamed via Spotify.

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Kuiper track list:

A/1. Kuiper
B/2. For Marmish Part II

Live dates

23 Jul Cheshire Blue Dot Festival

5 Aug Locorotondo Locus Festival

7 Aug Obonjan Croatia

11 Aug Oslo Øya Festival

12 Aug Gothenburg Way Out West

13 Aug Helsinki Flow Festival

19 Aug Brecon Beacons Green Man Festival

20 Aug Katowice Nowa Muzyka

Praise for Elaenia

“Wall-to-wall gorgeousness”
4/5 RA Album of the Year

“An extraordinarily beautiful debut”
4/5 MOJO Electronic Album of the Year

“Music to lose yourself in”
The Guardian

“Pay attention to [Elaenia] and you’ll be rewarded”
8/10 Mixmag Album of the Month

“The perfect meld of Shepherd’s machine trickery and musical background”
Red Bull

“Floating Points is free from the pretension of the crate-digger cliché”
CRACK

“[Floating Points] is just one of those people who always plunges in at the deep end”
FACT

“Exquisite”
8.5/10 DJ

“A visible and disciplined seven-track movement made for deep mental involvement”
Dummy

“A dizzying, virtuoso and bold act”
9/10 Loud & Quiet

“A soaring debut”
8/10 The Observer

“An astonishingly cohesive record”
4/5 Q

“Mesmerising”
4/5 DIY

“A sweeping, majestic debut that pleases hearts and minds alike”
8/10 Clash

8/10 Uncut

8/10 FT

8/10 The Line of Best Fit

“A brilliant encapsulation of a huge talent”
4/5 musicOMH

“A sublime introduction”
8/10 The Skinny

FACTORY FLOOR SHARE ‘YA’ TRACK

25 25 OUT 19TH AUGUST 2016 VIA DFA

“Raw, jacking acid house viewed through a faintly unsettling lens”
The Guardian

“An effortless evolution – a future-forward techno belter. Cerebral, psychical, and touching everything in between”
Clash

“A second pummelling from London’s premiere techno art-brutalists”
Uncut

Listen to ‘Ya’ here: https://soundcloud.com/dfa-records/factory-floor-ya/s-1iiXN

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Ya‘ is the latest single to be taken from Factory Floor‘s second studio album, 25 25, out 19th August via DFA. A mischief-inducing dance-floor gem, ‘Ya’ was premiered by Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music and comes on the heels of ‘Dial Me In‘.

25 25 is the follow up to Factory Floor’s hugely acclaimed 2013 self-titled debut. With their music stripped to a mesmerising dance of percussion, fragmented voice and melody, 25 25 captures the next vital stage in the evolution of one of the UK’s most restless and exploratory groups.

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

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

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

DFA2525 PACKSHOT WEB

25 25 Tracklist:

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

Praise for Factory Floor

‘Best Album of the Month’
10/10 Vice

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

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

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

“A fantastic debut”
4.5/5 musicOMH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘4/5’ FACT

‘4/5’ The Times

‘4/5’ FT

DM STITH SHARES ‘AMYLETTE’ VIDEO

PIGEONHEART RELEASED 29TH JULY 2016
VIA OCTAVES / OUTSET RECORDINGS

“DM Stith’s second offers a richer, more accessible palette”
8/10 Uncut

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

“[Pigeonheart] finds him expanding his horizons, embracing a far deeper electronic element than on its predecessor”
The Quietus

Watch the ‘Amylette’ video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Zf81JBylrs

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Having previously announced his new album Pigeonheart – out 29th July 2016 through his own Octaves / Outset Recordings – with the tracks ‘War Machine‘ and ‘Sawtooth‘, DM Stith has today shared an incredibly intriguing new video for ‘Amylette‘.

Of the clip – which is directed by Stith and Sarah Hanssen – he says: “Sarah has a little summer home upstate that she and her kids have shared with me on occasion. I first went up about a year ago, and found that the little town of Pine Bush has built an identity around UFO sightings, tales of visitation, abduction and observation. In my weekend there, I walked more than I wrote, taking in the peculiar tone of the town – farmer’s markets, barber shops and craft dens with wiry green cartoon beings painted on storefront windows. I spent the weekend wondering if we were being watched.

Nearly a year later, during a conversation with Sarah, I made the connection with ‘Amylette’, a song I’d written on a memory of seeing my mother hours after she’d given birth to my younger sister – or rather, on being seen by my mother in that moment. I held onto this memory of her gaze on me as if it was the first time I’d ever been seen by anyone. I wrote up a treatment based on a line of trees on her property and we staged our own little invasion.”

During the intervening years since his debut album Heavy Ghost in 2009, Stith toured the United States and Europe on his own, opened for Julia Holter and Yann Tiersen, was a part of Sufjan Stevens‘ Age of Adz live band and was front man to the collaborative project The Revival Hour.

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

Pigeonheart Cover Low Res

Pigeonheart track list:

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

Praise for Heavy Ghost

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

“His debut album is extraordinary”
4/5 Q

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

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

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

“An undeniable talent”
4/5 The Guardian

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

“A brave and fascinating piece of work”
Sunday Times

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

9/10″ NME

“4/5” The Times

“4/5” The Independent

ANGEL OLSEN SHARES ‘SHUT UP KISS ME’ VIDEO

MY WOMAN OUT 2ND SEPTEMBER 2016 VIA JAGJAGUWAR

UK TOUR DATES IN OCTOBER

“This is tremulous, multilayered pop noir at its spookiest and most knowing”
The Sunday Times

“‘Intern’ is a poignant highlight”
The Independent

“Her previously guitar-led setup is bolstered this time with synths and Mellotron, as on the striking first single ‘Intern’”
FACT

“[‘Intern’] is a woozy ballad that utilises wavering vocals and dreamy melodies to a chilling resolve”
Crack

Watch the video for ‘Shut Up Kiss Me’ here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nleRCBhLr3k

Having announced her third studio album MY WOMAN – out 2nd September 2016 via Jagjaguwar – with the stunning trailer for ‘Intern‘ (“Olsen moves her elastic voice in amazing ways,” Best New Track – Pitchfork), Angel Olsen has today shared the video for new single ‘Shut Up Kiss Me’. Directed by Olsen herself, the video encapsulates everything that’s captivating about Olsen in 2016 – fiery, yet beguilingly playful.

Appearing on MY WOMAN‘s A-side with the album’s other punchier numbers, and carried by Olsen’s disarming, timeless voice, ‘Shut Up Kiss Me’ is her most direct song to date – its immediacy stacked with dynamics in delivery, boldness and range. The song’s nervy grunge quality belies a subtle desperation, as befits any song about the exhaustion point of an impassioned argument. The single was co-produced by Olsen and Justin Raisen (Charli XCXSky FerreiraSantigold) and features Olsen (vocals, rhythm guitar) alongside her regular band of Stewart Bonaugh (lead guitar, piano), Emily Elhaj (bass guitar), and Joshua Jaeger (drums), plus guest Seth Kauffman(second guitar).

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

MY WOMAN tracklist:

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

Tour dates:

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

US dates:

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

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

CASS MCCOMBS SHARES ‘RUN SISTER RUN’

MANGY LOVE OUT 26TH AUGUST 2016 VIA ANTI-

“The master of subversion returns”
The Guardian

“You can always rely on Cass McCombs for a beautiful guitar line”
NME

“An enveloping tide of chiming guitars, soothing backing vocals and McCombs’ wise-beyond-his-years lyrics”
MOJO

“[‘Opposite House’ is] a masterful piece of songwriting”
HUH

Listen to ‘Run Sister Run’ here:
https://soundcloud.com/antirecords/cass-mccombs-run-sister-run/

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Having announced his new album Mangy Love – out 26th August 2016 via ANTI- – with the remarkably lauded and Angel Olsen-featuring ‘Opposite House‘ (‘Best New Track’ – Pitchfork), Cass McCombs has today shared another standout song from the record, ‘Run Sister Run’.

The track comes after McCombs’ well received performances at Field Day and The Lexington, the latter which was given 4/5 by The Independent and described as “a coherent and thoughtfully restrained performance.”

The political impact of corporate greed and bias appear all throughout Mangy Love, but are most bluntly tackled in this new single, titled as a mantra for a misogynistic justice system. Inspired by Occupy Wall Street protester Cecily McMillan – who was imprisoned for defending herself against police – the song jabs at the Supreme Court, calling it the “highest authority…on Cheez Whiz.” It simultaneously recalls the shooting and subsequent protests in Ferguson, MO, as McCombs shouts “don’t shoot!” in the song’s closing verse.

Cass McCombs – accompanied by a full band – will tour North America this autumn. Mangy Love is available for pre-order now. All iTunes pre-orders come with an instant download of ‘Opposite House’ and ‘Run Sister Run’.

‘Run Sister Run’ lyrics:

They’re coming at you from all sides
to imprint your body and say they didn’t
the highest authority on Cheez Whiz
hiding behind a Supreme Court urinal
run, sister, run

Or do male justices piss in a squat?
our sister lives in a squat that pisses on justice
Justice is blind and a woman to boot
these boots are made for marching and that’s justice too
run, sister, run

They say silly woman can’t organize a spice rack
and when we say they we mean us part of the time
we are all one but not today
fish tomorrow, not today
run, sister, run

Run back to the park, they’ll roll you a cig, free
run to any immigrant detention facility
run you back to the jailhouse
for NOT talking shit on their ugly wives and kids
run, sister, run

Run you up a thirty foot totem pole
run, sister, tell the people
run your life if you’re not careful
tell Father Time his daughters are waiting
run, sister, run

My sister’s a Queen, she aint no concubine
don’t call my sister no concubine, she is the Mother of Creation
who are you? who are you to call her a concubine?
don’t you know you got to forgive that you may be forgiven?
run, sister, run

Men- respect your sister and respect your Queen
be good to your woman, my man, and she will free you
sister- forgive your man that he may rise from bondage
only you sister, only you my Queen can free the man
run, sister, run

Full moon in Pisces, a reflective riddle
illusory shadows upon open wounds
wars of our fathers bouncing like a pinball machines
between me and my brother stands our sister, don’t shoot!
run, sister, run

CassMcCombs MangyLove ALBUM COVER

Mangy Love tracklisting:

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

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

SHARE ‘ATOMIC NUMBER’ VIDEO

case/lang/veirs OUT NOW VIA ANTI-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Praise for case/lang/veirs

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

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

“Exquisite”
8/10 Uncut

“Classy, classic pop”
4/5 The Guardian

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TAKING PLACE 20TH NOVEMBER 2016

MODERN COUNTRY OUT NOW VIA MERGE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Praise for Modern Country

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tour dates

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

^ = w/ Wilco
& = w/ Bombino

DM STITH SHARES ‘SAWTOOTH’ TRACK

PIGEONHEART RELEASED 29TH JULY 2016
VIA OCTAVES / OUTSET RECORDINGS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pigeonheart Cover Low Res

Pigeonheart track list:

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

Praise for Heavy Ghost

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

“His debut album is extraordinary”
4/5 Q

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

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

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

“An undeniable talent”
4/5 The Guardian

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

“A brave and fascinating piece of work”
Sunday Times

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

9/10″ NME

“4/5” The Times

“4/5” The Independent

ANGEL OLSEN ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM MY WOMAN

OUT 2ND SEPTEMBER 2016 VIA JAGJAGUWAR

UK TOUR ANNOUNCED FOR OCTOBER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MY WOMAN tracklist:

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

Tour dates:

Sat. Jul. 2 – Reykjavík @ ATP Iceland

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

US dates:

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

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

FACTORY FLOOR ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 25 25

OUT 19TH AUGUST 2016 VIA DFA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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25 25 Tracklist:

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

Praise for Factory Floor

‘Best Album of the Month’
10/10 Vice

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

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

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

“A fantastic debut”
4.5/5 musicOMH

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘4/5’ FACT

‘4/5’ The Times

‘4/5’ FT