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Phoenix and The Flower Girl – Yes, She Knows (Video)+Free Download EP

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 6, 2014 by E.N.

Phoenix and the Flower GirlPhoenix TroyakaPhoenix and The Flower Girl artistically molds audio & visual for his latest(5-track) EP, titled“Photo synth thesis”. Effortlessly fusingElectronic / R&B&Hip Hop, Phoenixonceagain puts on an impressiveeclecticdisplay.


Taking early influencefrom the likes of Jamiroquai, MosDef and N.E.R.D, Phoenix encapsulates a craft that is entirely original and organic. Focusing on real life encounters, Photo Synth Thesis harvests a gracious musical style, which finds the masses through the delicacy of art.

Currently unsigned, Phoenix and The Flower Girl has previously worked with the likes of Ta-Ku, Ledeunff (Hocus Pocus), Seiho, 20syl and many others.With online support, Phoenix has hit over 250,000 plays online over the past 12 months alone!


Tracklist
1. Believe in
2. In search of a geisha
3. Yes, she knows
4. She still knows
5. Smile

http://phoenixandtheflowergirl.com

THE VACCINES SHARE NEW TRACK “DO YOU WANT A MAN? (JOHN HILL + RICH COSTEY REMIX)”

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on August 9, 2013 by danimonster

 

 

Melody Calling EP Out Digitally August 13

 

Band Will Complete North American Tour Dates With Mumford And Son And Phoenix This Fall

   

The Vaccines have released a stream of “Do You Want A Man (John Hill and Rich Costey Remix)” in anticipation of the August 13 release of their upcoming EP Melody Calling.  The EP was recorded in March at Eldorado Studios with producers John Hill (Rihanna, MIA, Santigold) and Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Arctic Monkeys).  The track can be heard here: https://soundcloud.com/the-vaccines/do-you-want-a-man-remix

 

The Vaccines made recent appearances at Governor’s Ball Festival, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza.  Later this month the band will join Mumford and Sons for 12 show across the U.S.  After that they’ll play a handful of west coast headline dates before they join Phoenix for a handful of more U.S. dates (full list of date below).

 

The Vaccines are: Arni Arnason (bass), Freddie Cowan (guitar / vocals), Pete Robertson (drums) & Justin Young (vocals / guitar).

 

 

 

The Vaccines North American tour dates:

8/2          Philadelphia, PA               Union Transfer (headline show)

8/4          Chicago, IL                          Lollapalooza

8/24        Simcoe, ON                       Norforlk County Fairgrounds*  SOLD OUT  (Gentlemen of the Road Stopover)

8/26       Toronto, ON                       Molson Canadian Amphitheatre *

8/28       Queens, NY                        Forest Hills Stadium*

8/29       Burgettstown, PA            First Niagra Pavilion*

9/2         Noblesville, TN                  Klipsch Music Center*

9/3         Milwaukee, WI                 Marcus Amphitheatre*

9/4         St. Paul, MN                       Xcel Energy Center*

9/7          Guthrie, OK                       Cottonwood Flats * (Gentlemen of the Road Stopover)

9/9         Pelham, AL                         Oak Mountain Amphitheatre*

9/10       Atlanta, GA                         Centennial Olympic Park*

9/11       Simpsonville, SC               Charter Amphitheatre*

9/13       Orlando, FL                         The Social (headline show)

9/14        St. Augustine, FL             Francis Field * (Gentlemen of the Road Stopover)

9/21       San Diego, CA                    The Casbah (headline show)

9/22       Los Angeles, CA                Mayan Theatre (headline show)

9/23       San Francisco, CA             The Regency Ballroom (headline show)

9/28        Chicago, IL                          UIC Pavilion **

9/29        Ypsilanti, MI                      EMU Convocation Center   **

10/1        Boston, MA                       Agganis Arena **

10/2        Brooklyn, NY                     Barclay’s **

10/3        Columbus, OH                  The LC Pavilion – Outdoor Stage  **

 

*supporting Mumford and Sons

** supporting Phoenix

 

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http://www.columbiarecords.com/

 

Classixx ‘Hanging Gardens’ (Innovative Leisure) (Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 3, 2013 by E.N.

Classixx 'Hanging Gardens'L.A. duo Classixx release their debut LP ‘Hanging Gardens’ through Innovative Leisure.

Since their breakout 2009 single ‘I’ll Get You’, Classixx have been behind acclaimed remixes for Phoenix, Major Lazer, The Gossip and many more, as well as constantly touring. United by their mutual appreciation for gleaming melody, punk rock, disco and French house, their music is at once sunny, breezy and wistful, descended from similarly pop-minded melancholics like Fleetwood Mac, Prince, and Alan Braxe.

The album begins with nostalgic title track ‘Hanging Gardens’ a reference to one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Its reverie continues on haunting collaborations with Active Child on ‘Long Lost’, Superhumanoids singer Sarah Chernoff on the ethereal ‘A Stranger Love’ and the coastal, dreamy ‘A Fax From the Beach’. ‘Hanging Gardens’ concludes poetically with ‘Valley Vacation’, a reference to Classixx’s late-night escape from their old studio in the seedy heart of L.A.’s porn industry to their current Venice Beach sanctuary.

Track Streams:
– All You’re Waiting For 
http://snd.sc/106CDFB
- Holding On http://snd.sc/Yq4Fav
- I’ll Get You http://snd.sc/Yar2Rf
- Borderline http://snd.sc/Y5hOtd
- Valley Vacation http://snd.sc/13IlgJn
- Holding On (Jerome LOL Remix) http://snd.sc/10eolyY
- Supernature (Hot Toddy Remix) http://snd.sc/10gKkZS

 

http://classixx.la/

AM & Shawn Lee – La Musique Numerique out 5/7 via Park The Van Records+Free Download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2013 by E.N.

AM & Shawn Lee - Two TimesHailing from LA and London respectively, AM & Shawn Lee first bonded over their mutual love of vintage French and Italian Soundtrack music and 80’s digital effects. Separately, the two have racked up an impressive number of accomplishments: AM has earned widespread acclaim for his unique mixture of pop, soul, R&B and psychedelia, and Shawn Lee, best known as instrumentalist groove-master, is also one of hip hop’s most sampled artists. The duo have shared stages with bands such as AIR, Phoenix, Sigur Ros, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Caetano Veloso, and Bonnie “Prince” Billy.

Download AM & Shawn Lee – Two Times

“Two Times” from AM & Shawn Lee’s upcoming album La Musique Numerique out May 7th, 2013. Pre-orders have begun! http://bit.ly/Ynwj7p


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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

 

http://www.houssederacket.com/

http://www.twitter.com/HousseDeRacket

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The Rapture Announces U.S. Tour Dates (New Album Out 9/6 via DFA)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 10, 2011 by E.N.

“…classic Chicago house piano line accentuating a percolating disco groove that never lets up even when it breaks down to hand claps and nothing else… if it took the Rapture five years to make a track like this, then it was time well-spent. “
 – Pitchfork, Best New Music
 
“piano-sax-and-cowbell-powered disco epic that’s just like heaven” 
– Rolling Stone, Hot List
 
Upcoming U.S. Tour Dates
 
8/20 – New York, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
9/22 – Boston, MA – Royale
9/23 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
9/24 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar
9/25 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
9/27 – Columbus, OH – TBD
9/28 – Chicago, IL – Metro
9/29 – Minneapolis, MN – The Varsity
10/1 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
10/3 – Scottsdale, AZ – Martini Ranch
10/4 – San Diego, CA – Belly Up
10/6 – Los Angeles, CA – The Music Box
10/7 – Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
10/8 – San Francisco, CA – The Sound Factory
10/10 – El Paso, TX – Club 101
10/11 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
10/12 – Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa
10/13 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
10/17 – Miami, FL – Grand Central
10/18 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham Theatre
10/19 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
10/21 – Philadelphia, PA – Making Time @ Voyeur

 
The Rapture recently shared “How Deep Is Your Love?,” the first album track from In The Grace Of Your Love, along with Emperor Machine’s remix of the track via Adult Swim (downloads for both below!). Now, we’re excited to share the news of The Rapture’s first full U.S. tour in support of the album, which will see them on the road from late September through October!

 
The band has set the bar high with the first track, but this is just the beginning.  Produced by Philippe Zdar (Phoenix, Beastie Boys, Chromeo), the writing and recording process for In The Grace Of Your Love connected the band back to why they started playing music in the first place. Drummer Vito Roccoforte explains that they “focused on the process more than the results. We approached the album in a fearless manner, with nothing to lose.” By recapturing the fun and love for the process, the results were definitely a win. 

The Rapture new album ‘In The Grace of Your Love’ September 6 via DFA Records

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 23, 2011 by E.N.

 THE RAPTURE

In The Grace of Your Love

September 6, 2011 via DFA Records
 
The Rapture have announced the release details for their long awaited third album In The Grace Of Your Love on September 6th through DFA Records.
 
The release of In The Grace Of Your Love marks the dawn of a new chapter in the bands history and a welcome return to DFA Records, having re-signed with the label that released some of their most acclaimed early singles, and whose founders James Murphy & Tim Goldsworthy produced their debut album Echoes. This an exciting release for the DFA familiy who will also be celebrating that same month the iconic label’s 10th Anniversary.
 
Together with French producer Philippe Zdar (Phoenix, Beastie Boys, Chromeo) they have crafted and shaped a bold & euphoric album that sounds definitively & distinctly like The Rapture and no one else. Through the course of its eleven tracks, you can immerse yourself as waves of lyrical optimism & introspection crash between angular guitars & pulsing synthesizers, pounding drums & into sweet rhythmical lullabies. This is the sound of The Rapture re-engaged and revitalized with a voice as clear as they ever had.
 
The full tracklisting is as follows:
 
In The Grace Of Your Love
1) Sail Away
2) Miss You
3) Blue Bird
4) Come Back to Me
5) In the Grace of Your Love
6) Never Gonna Die Again
7) Roller Coaster
8) Children
9) Can You Find a Way?
10) How Deep Is Your Love?
11) It Takes Time to Be a Man
 
In The Grace Of Your Love was recorded at Motorbass, Paris and Gary’s Electric in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
 
The Rapture are Gabriel Andruzzi, Luke Jenner & Vito Roccoforte

Bonnaroo Announces 2011 Lineup!

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2011 by E.N.

BONNAROO MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL
CELEBRATES 10TH YEAR, ANNOUNCES 2011 LINEUP
FEATURING:
EMINEM, ARCADE FIRE, WIDESPREAD PANIC, BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD,
THE BLACK KEYS, MY MORNING JACKET, LIL’ WAYNE,
STRING CHEESE INCIDENT, ROBERT PLANT & BAND OF JOY,
MUMFORD & SONS, THE STROKES, THE DECEMBERISTS,
ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION, FLORENCE + THE MACHINE, PRIMUS,
BIG BOI, SCISSOR SISTERS, GREGG ALLMAN, ROBYN, DEERHUNTER,
SLEIGH BELLS, AMOS LEE AND MUCH MORE

TICKETS ON SALE THIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2011
AT 12NOON EASTERN EXCLUSIVELY AT BONNAROO.COM

Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment are excited to announce the initial lineup for the 2011 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The 10th annual four-day camping and music festival will be held on June 9 – 12 on the same beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville. A full list of confirmed acts follows, and more will be announced in the coming weeks. The final Bonnaroo 2011 lineup will total over 125 bands and over 20 comedians performing on 13 stages over four days.Tickets for the event will go on sale on this Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 12noon eastern exclusively at bonnaroo.com.
The 2011 event marks the 10th year for the legendary festival, which began in 2002 as a remarkable idea to serve a passionate yet underappreciated and overlooked fanbase, and ended up becoming the premier multi-day concert destination of the summer whose dynamic and eclectic programming paved the way for the age of the great American music festival. This year’s lineup is yet another fine example of the incomparable eclecticism for which Bonnaroo has become famous. Featured acts include: Eminem, Arcade Fire, Widespread Panic, The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket and Lil’ Wayne, String Cheese Incident, Robert Plant & Band of Joy, Mumford & Sons, The Strokes, The Decemberists, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Florence + the Machine, Girl Talk, Primus, Big Boi, Gregg Allman, Robyn, Deerhunter, Sleigh Bells, Amos Lee, Opeth, Del McCoury and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Wanda Jackson, The Walkmen and an exclusive festival performance by Buffalo Springfield featuring Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Rick Rosas and Joe Vitale. This year’s lineup will again cement Bonnaroo as a force in music discovery, exposing its fans to legendary artists, current favorites, as well as breaking acts.
As one of the special programming highlights of its 10th year, Bonnaroo is excited to announce a rare joint appearance by Dr. John and The Original Meters recreating, in its entirety, the legendary 1974 album Desitively Bonnaroo, the source of the festival’s moniker. Another celebratory aspect to the programming, organizers have confirmed Eugene Hutz as the curator of this year’s specialty venue, dubbed “Global Gypsy Punk Revue.” Continuing Bonnaroo’s tradition as a platform for historic collaborations, the festival is announcing the return of the SuperJam featuring Dr. John, the Black Key’s Dan Auerbach and more to be announced soon.
As the only round-the-clock major U.S. music festival, Bonnaroo packs an unparalleled amount of entertainment options into its four days. The event has offered its attendees the amenities and community spirit of a small city, with 24 hours of activities including a comedy theater, cinema festival, broo’ers festival, silent disco, salon, sustainable gardening lessons, arcade, Internet cafés, restaurants, yoga classes and hundreds of high quality craft vendors. About the 2010 event, Rolling Stone hailed, “In its ninth year, Bonnaroo has done an impressive job of hanging on to its reputation as one of the most eclectic music and arts festivals,” while the Wall Street Journal called it “one of rock’s best festivals,” and MTV claimed, “If you’re angling for a road trip – there’s no better destination.”
In celebration of Bonnaroo’s 10th year and in recognition of the festival’s iconic status, Ben & Jerry’s will be making Bonnaroo Buzz available for purchase in pints in frozen foods freezers across the country as the company has selected it to be one of its prestigious flavors for 2011. Bonnaroo Buzz is the flavor Ben & Jerry’s designed in 2010 specifically in honor of the festival. Until now, it was only available in Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops.
Official festival website is http://www.bonnaroo.com

2011 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Confirmed Artists:
Eminem
Arcade Fire
Widespread Panic
The Black Keys
Buffalo Springfield feat Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Rick Rosas, Joe Vitale
My Morning Jacket
Lil Wayne
String Cheese Incident
Robert Plant & Band of Joy
Mumford & Sons
The Strokes
The Decemberists
Ray Lamontagne
Bassnectar
Iron & Wine
Girl Talk
Primus
Dr. John and The Original Meters performing Desitively Bonnaroo
Alison Krauss & Union Station
Pretty Lights
Florence + the Machine
SuperJam with Dan Auerbach and Dr. John
Explosions In The Sky
STS9
Gogol Bordello
Beirut
Big Boi
Scissor Sisters
Gregg Allman
Ratatat
Global Gypsy Punk Revue curated by Eugene Hütz
Robyn
Warren Haynes Band
Deerhunter
Opeth
Atmosphere
Old Crow Medicine Show
Bootsy Collins & the Funk University
Wiz Khalifa
Matt & Kim
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
The Del McCoury Band & the Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Mavis Staples
Béla Fleck and the Flecktones
Chiddy Bang
Jovanotti
Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers
Loretta Lynn
Cold War Kids
The Walkmen
Devotchka
Wanda Jackson
Neon Trees
Portugal. The Man
Sleigh Bells
Amos Lee
Best Coast
Dãm-Funk & Master Blazter
The Sword
The Drums
The Black Angels
School of Seven Bells
J. Cole
Nicole Atkins & the Black Sea
Wavves
!!!
Junip
Freelance Whales
Justin Townes Earle
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses
Deer Tick
Band of Skulls
Sharon Van Etten
Abigail Washburn
Omar Souleyman
Twin Shadow
Kylesa
Man Man
The Low Anthem
Alberta Cross
Railroad Earth
Jessica Lea Mayfield
Smith Westerns
The Head and the Heart
Karen Elson
Beats Antique
22-20s
Phosphorescent
Clare Maguire
Hayes Carll

Click HERE to view the 2011 lineup video announcement featuring Conan O’Brien

About Bonnaroo:
Bonnaroo was conceived in 2002 and continues to make a strong impact on the American music industry. It has served as a launching pad for such popular artists as Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, Norah Jones, Jack Johnson, Robert Randolph, My Morning Jacket, Ray Lamontagne, Matisyahu, and many others. A creative and cultural mega-success, Bonnaroo has featured a staggeringly diverse range of world-class acts such as Bob Dylan, Metallica, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Radiohead, Jay-Z, Phish, Willie Nelson, The Police, Pearl Jam, David Byrne, Tom Petty, Tool, Wilco, The Dave Matthews Band, James Brown, The White Stripes, Al Green, Nine Inch Nails, The Dead, Regina Spektor, Widespread Panic, Death Cab For Cutie, Elvis Costello, Ornette Coleman, Amadou and Mariam, Beck, TV on the Radio, Against Me!, Merle Haggard, The Black Crowes, Phoenix, Alison Krauss and Robert Plant, Bright Eyes, Bonnie Raitt, Steve Earle, Jurassic 5, Modest Mouse, The Mars Volta, Common, Burning Spear, the Flaming Lips, among many others.
The festival is also starting to make quite an impact on the comedy industry as well, as it has featured some of today’s best comedians working today. From Conan O’Brien and Chris Rock to Zach Galifianakis and Jimmy Fallon, to Lewis Black, Flight of the Concords, David Cross, Fred Armisen to, Triumph The Insult Comic Dog, Jim Norton, Patton Oswalt, Louis CK, Janeane Garofalo, Aziz Ansari, John Oliver and Brian Posehn, Bonnaroo is now considered to be an essential play for every comedian both established and on the rise.
More acts will be announced in the coming weeks.

Fortune’s “Gimme EP” + FREE M83 Remix + FREE …

Posted in Electronic, Indie with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 16, 2010 by E.N.

Hot Paris band Fortune unveils “Gimme EP”

Cut from the forthcoming debut album Staring At The Ice Melt. Produced by Pierrick Devin (Adam Kesher, Alex Gopher, Cassius and Cut Copy) and mixed by Stéphane “Alf” Briat (Phoenix, Air and Sebastien Tellier)

The way they arrange music is like a candy shop, everything is very sweet, the whole thing is very fresh. It’s a mix between classical music and modern pop music. Yeah, it’s a recent thing that people should know about for sure.” – Thomas Mars – Phoenix
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Friends, we’ve got something really cool for you! It’s the “Gimme” EP from Thomas Mars (Phoenix) favorite new band, Fortune! To celebrate the release of this new EP and the forthcoming debut album Staring At The Ice Melt (both released March 23), Fortune is giving away all sorts of free goodies! See above for links to download remixes of Fortune tracks from Blackjoy and M83 and Fortune’s own Remix Collection CD including reworks of tracks from Phoenix, Pony Pony Run Run, My Tiger My Timing and more.

Free download of “The Remix Collection” CD featuring remixes of tracks from
Phoenix, Pony Pony Run Run, Rubin Steiner, My Tiger My Timing and Axe Riverboy

Fortune “Mission (M83 Remix)

Fortune “Gimme (Blackjoy Edit)”

Fortune is comprised of members from various other music projects including Lionel Pierres (Abstrackt Keal Agram), Pierre Lucas (The Big Knife, DJ for Abstrackt Keal Agram, keyboards for Alain, Chamfort), Hervé Loos (Y front, Rodolphe Burger’s Meteor Band) and François de Miomandre (The Yolks). At the End of 2007, Fortune released their first EP, an intense delivery of four Synth Pop-Rock bangers brightly crafted to simultaneously create uproar in the crowd as well as stir emotions.

As for the influences, whereas most bands now labelled as ‘post-punk’ are clearly heir to one or more mythical acts (take your pick from Joy Division, Talking Heads, Gang of Four, Depeche Mode, The Cure, Human League, New Order etc), Fortune goes against the flow : if you can spot, here and there, a few familiar sounds from those artists in the band’s music, the references put forward by the front man range from 60s Pop Rock bands such as the Zombies, The Troggs or Love, to basic Disco for its rhythm, or even the “King of Pop” himself Michael Jackson. Grandaddy, Doppler Effekt, Lo-Fi-Fnk and Vampire Weekend are quoted amongst the more recent bands having come to light in the last decade.

The chemistry could not have stuck together had it not been for an overwhelming production effort. Pierrick Devin, also regarded as the band’s fifth member, was given this task, as he had been before by Adam Kesher, Alex Gopher, Cassius or even Cut Copy. The mixing, vital to find the adequate balance of elements described above, was put in the trusted hands of Stéphane “Alf” Briat, also producer and mixer for such artists as Phoenix (“United”), Air (“Premiers symptoms”, “Moon Safari”, “The Virgin Suicides”), Sebastien Tellier (“Sessions”) etc. Finally, three additional artists also contributed to “Staring At The Ice Melt’s” musical richness: Arnaud Roulin from Poni Hoax (bass guitar and clavinet), Jean Thévenin (percussions, who also played with Soko, Toyfight, Hopper, Tahiti Bob & The Palmtree Family) and Melody Prochet (aka My Bee’s Garden) adding vocal harmonies.

“Gimme EP” and Staring At The Ice Melt LP released March 23 on Disquiet Records

FORTUNE TRACKLISTINGS

Bully EP
1/Bully original
2/Bully remix DJ Sega
3/Mission remix M83
4/Celebrate

Highway EP
1/Highway original
2/Highway remix James Pants
3/Highway DJ ELI Remix

Gimme EP
1/Gimme original
2/Gimme Blackjoy Edit

Staring At The Ice Melt LP
1/Under the Sun
2/Gimme
3/Bully
4/At Night
5/Since you’re gone
6/Highway Part 1
7/Highway
8/Nothin
9/Celebrate
10/Venus
11/Fancy Role
12/Poison

Fortune Line-up:
Lionel Pierres (Abstrackt Keal Agram): Vocals, guitar, bass guitar and keyboards.
Pierre Lucas (The Big Knife, Dj for Abstrackt Keal Agram, keyboards for Alain, Chamfort): Keyboards, bass guitar, background vocals.
Hervé Loos (Y front, Rodolphe Burger’s Meteor Band): Drums
François de Miomandre (The Yolks): Guitars, bass guitar

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