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San Fermin Announces Debut Self-Titled Album On Downtown Records+Sonsick (Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2013 by E.N.

San Fermin Announces Debut Self-Titled Album On Downtown Records on September 17th
SAN FERMIN ALBUM
Brooklyn musician Ellis Ludwig-Leone, the songwriter and composer behind San Fermin, has announced his signing to Downtown Records and the subsequent release of his self-titled, debut album San Fermin on September 17. Ludwig-Leone, who studied music composition at Yale University, envisioned the album’s concept prior to writing the music or knowing who would perform it. Pulling inspiration from Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, he conceived the album as a dialogue between an earnest, unhappy man and a cynical, elusive woman. Upon Ludwig-Leone’s graduation he traveled to the Canadian Rocky Mountains where he wrote the album over the course of six weeks. “Writing for a group of unknown musicians gave the writing process a kind of operatic scope,” Ludwig-Leone says. On his return he enlisted the help of longtime friend and vocalist Allen Tate as well as female vocalists Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe (Lucius) to give voices to the characters he developed.

A pastiche of post-rock, chamber-pop and contemporary classical composition, San Fermin is strongly influenced by Ludwig-Leone’s unique background in classical music, and the album fittingly features instrumentalists from the likes of Bon Iver, yMusic, and Asphalt Orchestra. A composer of instrumental music as well, Ludwig-Leone recently finished a ballet score for BalletCollective (comprised of New York City Ballet members), to be premiered by ACME at the Joyce Theater this summer, and is currently arranging a piece with Sonic Youth‘s Lee Ranaldo for the Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop. He is an assistant to the composer Nico Muhly.

 
SAN FERMIN ALBUM TRACK-LISTING
SAN FERMIN ALBUM TRACK-LISTING

1.   Renaissance!
2.   Crueler Kind
3.   Lament for V.G.
4.   Casanova
5.   Sonsick
6.   Methuselah
7.   At Sea
8.   Torero
9.   At Night, True Love
10. The Count
11.  Bar
12.  In Waiting
13.  True Love, Asleep
14.  Oh, Darling
15.  In The Morning
16.  Daedalus (What We Have)
17.  Altogether Changed

 


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Santigold Releases “Big Mouth” Video and MP3(free download)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on January 18, 2012 by E.N.

Santigold Premieres “Big Mouth” Video and MP3


“one of 2012′s pop queens was certainly in the building.”
-Spin

Santigold’s 2012 take over has officially begun! Following a pair of hometown shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg that sold out in five minutes, she is releasing “Big Mouth,” from her forthcoming album
Master of My Make Believe, due out this spring on Downtown Records/ Atlantic Records.

Santi calls out all trash-talkers on “Big Mouth” with a schoolyard taunt melody backed by an explosive carnival beat that will shake the streets from Bed-Stuy to Baja. The track is available for free download at www.santigold.com.

Watch the animated adventure

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French duo Housse De Racket tour w Yelle starts 12/2 + Free “Roman” Remix MP3

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2011 by E.N.

French Duo House De Racket Embarks on
First Ever USA Tour Opening for Yelle 

Free download: Housse De Racket 
“Roman” (Alvin Risk Remix)  HERE
“Chateau” video HERE

Housse De Racket Tour Dates:
w/ Yelle
12/02: Miami, FL @ Fillmore
12/03: Orlando, FL @ Social/Plaza
12/04: Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
12/05: Atlanta, GA @ Loft
12/07: Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
12/08: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
12/09: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
12/10: Philadelphia, PA @ Transit

For the first time ever, French synth-rock duo Housse de Racketwill be stepping foot left of the Atlantic Ocean when they tour the United States with fellow Frenchmen, pop trio Yelle, beginning December 2nd at the Fillmore in Miami, FL. The tour will be making additional stops in Georgia, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania.

The tour is following the release of their sophomore album, Alesia.  In honor the tour, Housse de Racket is releasing a sneak preview tour video, as well as a remix of their first single Roman on November 22nd.

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Housse De Racket Alesia Out Today, Download “Chateau” (Punks Jump Up Remix) + Tour with Yelle in December

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 1, 2011 by E.N.

French Duo Housse de Racket release debut album Alesia on November 1st via Kitsune

Check out a sneak preview of the new album HERE!

French synth-rock duo Housse de Racketis back with a brand new album Alesia, out this August. Alesia comes as a follow-up to their wildly successful debut, Forty Love, which garnered critical acclaim. The first available track from the explosive new album Alesia, seen on Kitsune Maison 10, is “Chateau,” check out the remix HERE.

The French duo will be touring throughout America in December with fellow Frenchmen, pop trio Yelle.

For Alesia, Housse de Racket has teamed up with French super-producer, Phillipe Zdar (Cassius, Phoenix, The Rapture) to create a collection of eleven electro-pop songs in the vein of the bands’ own wide range of musical influences; from Ennio Morricone to David Bowie. The result is a unique compilation of tracks that embody the sound Housse de Racket has made famous, both through their first album and their live show. Recorded half in French and half in English, Alesia is an evolution of sound; a bold new direction for the bands’ sophomore album.

Housse De Racket, which translates in English to ‘tennis racket cover,’ are Victor Le Masne and Pierre Leroux. The two are highly sought-after musical collaborators with impressive resumes; they’ve worked with the likes of Chilly Gonzales, Phoenix, and Air.
Alesia Track listing:
1. HUMAN NATURE
2. ROMAN
3. CHÂTEAU
4. APOCALYPSO
5. CHORUS
6. ALÉSIA
7. ARIANE
8. LES HOMMES ET LES FEMMES
9. TGV
10. AQUARIUM
11. EMPIRE

Housse De Racket Tour Dates:

12/02 Miami, FL @ Fillmore
12/03 Orlando, FL @ Social/Plaza
12/04 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
12/05 Atlanta, GA @ Loft
12/07 Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
12/08 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
12/09: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
12/10:  Philadelphia, PA @ Transit

w/ Yelle/ Cooperative Music/ Downtown Records

 

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Architectu​re in Helsinki Get Remixed by Bjorn Yttling(MP3), Play NY this Week

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2011 by E.N.

Architecture in Helsinki Get Remixed by Björn Yttling,

(Producer for Lykke Li and Member of

Peter, Björn, & John)

 
Band Continues US Tour with NYC Dates This Week,

 

 Architecture in Helsinki have been bringing the infectious, danceable indie pop of their new album Moment Bends (V2/CooperativeMusicUSA/DowntownRecords) to the masses on their current US tour.  As they trek on, they’ve released a new remix of their beloved new single “Contact High,” done by Björn Yttling – the production wizard behind both Lykke Li albums and member of Peter, Bjorn, & John

Click HERE to hear his dark, haunting reworking of the track, and click HERE to watch the surreal video for Architecture in Helsinki’s absurdly catchy original version.  The Aussie six-piece continues it’s tour with two New York shows this week.

Architecture in Helsinki US Tour Dates:
 
06/13:  Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
06/15:  Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
06/16:  New York, NY @ Webster Hall
06/17:  Washington, DC @ Black Cat
06/18:  Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live

Is Tropical Release “The Greeks” video; 900,000 views in 5 days. NSFW/controversial video directed by MEGAFORCE

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2011 by E.N.


Release “The Greeks” video directed by MEGAFORCE
900,000 views in 5 days
 
See the NSFW and controversial video

Their Debut Native To Is Set For Release on June 14th on Kitsuné/ Cooperative Music / Downtown Records

“Filmed in a sleepy French suburb, starring a group of the coolest kids in the cul-de-sac, The Greeks’ video reflects the song — it’s about everything, and kinda nothing, and being young, or something.”  Is Tropical explained MEGAFORCE’s concept of the violent Manga-inspired music video: “Part Rumblefish, part Die Hard, part Akira, we wanted to work together to create something both visually appealing and aesthetically relevant to the band. 

“We like kids, we like gangs, we really like daydreaming and imagination; the video straddles the line between nostalgia and the visual death-porn of our generation – the action film. Don’t get carried away by politics – this is a straight-up kid brawl the way it played out in your head when you were stealing your mum’s mascara to be like Arnie in Predator.”

Is Tropical said: “It isn’t a shocking rebuke to our drama queen, populist news culture either – just naive, blissful shoot-your-mate until he’s definitely dead war-games -the way you wish it still could be”.
 
Following the release of the teaser video two weeks ago, the UK trio unleashed their official music video for “The Greeks” late last week to an overwhelming response with a combining Youtube and Vimeo count of about 900.000 views.  “We’ve been wanting to make such a video since the age of 6 !”  says the French directors team MEGAFORCE (Kid Cudi, Metronomy), the animation was done by 7 at Machine Molleand produced by Jules Dieng at Elnino.

For more info check
UK Trio Is Tropical Releases Debut ‘Native To” on Kitsune / Co-op / Downtown Records on June 14th+free download

Architectu​re in Helsinki Release Video for “Escapee”, US Tour Stars

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2011 by E.N.

Architecture in Helsinki have released the video for “Escapee,” the third single from their new album Moment Bends (V2/Cooperative Music USA/Downtown Records). Like their last two singles, “That Beep” and “Contact High,” the track is an infectious and danceable slice of indie pop perfection. The song’s wistful, nostalgic, feel is echoed by the video – which features a young protagonist breaking out from the confines of suburban life. Architecture in Helsinki kick off their US tour next week at the Henry Fonda Theater on June 1st.

    Architecture in Helsinki US Tour Dates:
    06/01: Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theater
    06/02: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
    06/03: San Francisco, CA @ Slims
    06/04: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
    06/05: Vancouver, BC @ Venur
    06/06: Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
    06/09: Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
    06/10: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
    06/11: Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
    06/12: Montreal, QC @ Le Tulipe
    06/13: Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
    06/15: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
    06/16: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
    06/17: Washington, DC @ Black Cat
    06/18: Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live

Architectu​re in Helsinki Get Remixed by Javelin(Download MP3), New Album Out Today!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2011 by E.N.

Architecture in Helsinki Get Remixed by Javelin,

Release New Album, Moment Bends, Today

 Click HERE to Stream/Download Javelin’s Remix of “Contact High”

Click HERE for the Video of Architecture in Helsinki’s Original Version

Masters of modernist pop Architecture in Helsinki release their new album Moment Bends today on V2/Cooperative Music USA/Downtown Records.  To celebrate the occasion the band is sharing a remix of their single “Contact High” by Brooklyn duo Javelin.  Click HERE to stream/download this lush, shimmering take on the song.  Click HERE to watch the video for the original version of “Contact High,” which Paste Magazine calls “summer’s first mixtape must” and Prefix Mag calls “absurdly catchy.”  Don’t miss the band as they kick off their US tour next month!
 
In large parts, Moment Bends is in dialogue with the dance floor, without being a slave to any particular rhythm.  Like the best pop albums it bubbles with an immediacy while revealing new layers after repeated listens.  It also showcases the band’s most concise and sophisticated songwriting yet.  Recorded over a two year period in the their studio space, Buckingham Palace, songwriter Cameron Bird says: “Moment Bends was all about being at one with our ideas, obsessed with popular music and falling in love with our hometown.  We wanted to build a record to get lost in.  A record that always feels exactly what you are feeling”.
 
 
Architecture in Helsinki US Tour Dates:
 
06/01:  Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theater
06/02:  San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
06/03:  San Francisco, CA @ Slims
06/04:  Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
06/05:  Vancouver, BC @ Venur
06/06:  Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
06/09:  Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
06/10:  Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
06/11:  Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
06/12:  Montreal, QC @ Le Tulipe
06/13:  Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
06/15:  Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
06/16:  New York, NY @ Webster Hall
06/17:  Washington, DC @ Black Cat
06/18:  Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live

UK Trio Is Tropical Releases Debut ‘Native To” on Kitsune / Co-op / Downtown Records on June 14th+free download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 26, 2011 by E.N.

Is Tropical

Native To
(
Kitsuné / Co-op / Downtown Records, June 14th)

 
UK Trio Is Tropical Releases Debut ‘Native To”
on  
Kitsuné / Co-op / Downtown Records on June 14th
“The Greeks…listen to it on repeat about 50 times” -NME
 
Synth punk maraudersElle Magazine

Grab Is Tropical’s first single, the up-tempo, dance-rock number, “The Greeks” through an exclusive download on 

Kitsuné’s site HERE
 
Listen to and download their remixes for Two Door Cinema Club, Cocusuma and Crystal Fighters HERE

The first release through Kitsune’s newly- announced partnership with Cooperative/Downtown Records will be Is Tropical’s debut album Native To, hitting stores on June 14th.  Already known for their stunning live shows where, behind their trademark masks, they effortlessly swoop from raw pop anthems to lo-fi dance songs, the young UK-based trio are currently offering their first single, the up-tempo, dance-rock number, “The Greeks” through an exclusive download on Kitsune’s site here.
 
With their new album Native To, the UK trio Is Tropical are releasing their unique and signature brand of dance-pop music in America. The twelve tracks that comprise the album flow seamlessly from one to the next while at the same time covering the broad spectrum of musical stylings that catapulted them into the spotlight to begin with. Highlights of the album include the hard-hitting, lo-fi track, “Oranges”, as well as the dreamy and whimsical “Clouds” and “Lies”. See the video for the track “South Pacific” here.
  
Is Tropical first entered the international scene with the release of their debut single ‘When O’ When’/’Seasick Mutiny’on Hit Club Records in January 2010. Produced by Alalal (The Big Pink / Klaxons), the single attracted the attention of fans and critics alike. 
Dividing opinions with the band’s refusal to show their faces, as well as their broad, all-encompassing sound, Is Tropical was soon at the forefront of the conflict between lo-fi purists and those who cherished the strange electronic instrumentals. They soon signed to legendary French label Kitsuné (Digitalism / Two Door Cinema Club).
 
Is Tropical will be touring throughout Europe and Japan this spring, with more live and festival dates to be announced very soon!
 
Is Tropical live shows:
04/30/11 – Japan – Tokyo – Studio Coast
05/03/11 – UK – London @ Madame Jo Jo’s
05/21/11 – France – Les 3 Elephants
05/28/11 – UK – Bristol @ Dot to Dot
05/29/11 – UK – Bristol @ Dot to Dot
05/30/11 – UK – Bristol @ Dot to Dot
06/08/11 – France, Paris @ Point éphémère
06/17/11 – UK – Release Gig / Kitsuné Club Night Party @ XOYO

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Architecture in Helsinki -Contact High(Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2011 by E.N.

Architecture in Helsinki have released the surreal video for their new single “Contact High.”

    The Australian group will release a new album, Moment Bends, on May 2nd via V2/Cooperative Music USA/Downtown Records. It’s the band first full-length since 2007’s acclaimed Places Like This and they will be kicking off a US tour in June.

    Architecture in Helsinki US Tour Dates:

    06/01: Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theater
    06/02: San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
    06/03: San Francisco, CA @ Slims
    06/04: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
    06/05: Vancouver, BC @ Venur
    06/06: Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
    06/09: Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
    06/10: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
    06/11: Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
    06/12: Montreal, QC @ Le Tulipe
    06/13: Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
    06/15: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
    06/16: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
    06/17: Washington, DC @ Black Cat
    06/18: Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live

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