The first video from the album “Visions” (purchase the album at iTunes: http://smarturl.it/grimes).
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Jump up,minimal track,very unique song…,you can download for free at http://www.grimesmusic.com/
W4AD are to release the defining new album from Grimes, Visions, to the World outside Canada. Joining forces with Montreal’s Arbutus Records (a label and collective of which Grimes is a part of), Visions will be on the shelves in North America on February 21st to coincide with a tour there and will be released to the rest of the world on March 12th.
For those unaware, Grimes is the inventive work of Claire Boucher, a project that has gained notoriety since its inception back in early-2010. Moving to Montreal from Vancouver in 2006, she developed Grimes among the city’s burgeoning DIY scene; a scene where both punk ethos and pop music collide, resulting in a distinct sense of community, religiosity and psychedelic revelry. Also a prolific force, Visions will be her fourth release in less than two years and countless shows have been performed in this time, both helping to build much intrigue as to what’s next – “She’s blossoming and developing almost more quickly than we can keep track of… (She) could very well be poised for a meteoric rise with the release of her next full length.” (Pitchfork).
With her creative bent being both musical and visual, her second self embodies the arts of 2D, performance, dance, video and sound, weaving them all together to strong rhythmic effect. Subsequent records have sharpened her production skills and each one has tackled different influences and styles. This new set incorporates influences as wide as Enya, TLC and Aphex Twin, whilst drawing from genres like New Jack Swing, IDM, New Age, K-pop, Industrial and glitch resulting in a record that is both otherworldly and futuristic.
Claire describes her work as, “the only means through which I can be fully expressive. It is both an ethereal escape from, and a violent embrace of, my experience. The creative process is a quest for the ultimate sensual, mystical and cathartic experience and the vehicle for my psychic purging. Visions was conceived in a period of self-imposed cloistering during which time I did not see daylight.”
Grimes is heading out on a North American tour in late-February (see below) and is scheduled to reach Europe in May (with shows at Primavera, London’s Field Day and Dublin’s Forbidden Fruit already announced).
18th – Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, BC
19th – Lucky Bar, Victoria, BC
20th – Sunset Tavern, Seattle, WA
21st – Holocene, Portland, OR
22nd – Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA
24th – Echo, Los Angeles, CA
25th – Soda Bar, San Diego, CA
27th – Rhythm Room, Phoenix, AZ
29th – Lamberts, Austin, TX
1st – Dan’s Silverleaf, Denton, TX
2nd – LBC Quad (Tulane Univ), New Orleans, LA
3rd – Cats Purring Dude Ranch, Oxford, MS
5th – Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta, GA
6th – The Orpheum, Tampa, FL
7th – Backbooth, Orlando, FL
8th – Bardot Miami, Miami, FL
9th – Savannah Stopover Festival, Savannah, GA
13th – 7th St Entry, Minneapolis, MN
14th – Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
19th – Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, ON
20th – Brillobox, Pittsburgh, PA
21st – Str8 Cavin, Baltimore, MD
22nd – Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA
23rd – Mercury Lounge, New York, NY
24th – Glasslands, Brooklyn, NY
26th – Great Scott, Boston, MA
31st – Cabaret Mile End, Montreal, QB
31st – Primavera Festival, Barcelona, Spain
2nd – Field Day Festival, London, UK
3rd – Forbidden Fruit Festival, Dublin, Ireland
A Sony distribution warehouse in North London was burned to the ground around 4:00 a.m. GMT this morning during the third straight night of riots in the UK. The 200,000 square-foot center housed the entire inventory of PIAS UK, the primary distribution hub for more than 150 independent labels.
No injuries were reported in the blaze, but all inventory is feared lost. XL/Beggars, Warp, Rough Trade, Domino, 4AD, Sub Pop, Secretly Canadian, Jagjaguwar, Drag City, Thrill Jockey, FatCat, Kompakt, Mute, Ninja Tune, Vice, and Soul Jazz are among those affected.(pitchfork report)
One of the best tracks from Dedication Album
Zomby – Digital Rain
The 7″ comes backed with a brand new song entitled ‘Sin-Eaters’, recorded at The National’s own studio in Brooklyn, and mixed by Patrick Dillet at Kampo in New York. The artwork features work by acclaimed Ohio-born New York-based artist Mark Fox.
Premiered on Lauren Laverne’s 6Music show , fans can now download a free MP3 of ‘Bloodbuzz Ohio’ by heading to HIGHVIOLET.COM.
The National will play a one-off show London’s Royal Albert Hall on May 6. Preceeding that they will play a low-key set at the Electric Ballroom in Camden on May 5. Tickets for both dates sold out on day of release.
The Brooklyn quintet release their fifth full-length studio album High Violet on May 10th (11th worldwide) via 4AD.
High Violet is the Brooklyn quintet’s first full-length release since 2007′s acclaimed long-player Boxer and all eleven tracks were recorded in the band’s own studio in Brooklyn with further recording and mixing at Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, Connecticut with Peter Katis.
Watch the exclusive worldwide performance of lead track ‘Terrible Love’, previously recorded on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, (available to watch here).
High Violet track-listing:
1. Terrible Love
3. Anyone’s Ghost
4. Little Faith
5. Afraid of Everyone
6. Bloodbuzz Ohio
9. Conversation 16
11. Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks
For a full list of forthcoming dates for The National, head >here.
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti album Before Today June 8th- Download ‘Round & Round’ from the forthcoming albumPosted in News with tags 4AD, Album, Download, Indie, News, Press Release on April 10, 2010 by E.N.
With the infectious tones of “Round and Round” still causing a stir online, Los Angeles’ Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti have confirmed details of their debut album for 4AD. Entitled Before Today, the record consists of twelve tracks (including the aforementioned single “Round And Round”) and will be released worldwide on June 8th 2010 on CD, LP and digital formats.
Six months in the making, Before Today was recorded in part in Encino at the House of Blues (once Tito Jackson’s home studio) with Sunny Levine (Quincy Jones’ grandson) and Rik Pekkonen (Bill Withers, Seals & Crofts, Bread) as well as at the band’s home studios. The result is a beguiling mix of glam rock, West Coast funk and Merseybeat harmonies with a high-production sheen; a contrast to the corroded bedroom recordings that have fomented a fervent cult following over the past decade.
The outfit, now consisting reclusive pop surrealist Ariel Pink (vocals) alongside Tim Koh (bass/vocals), Kenny Gilmore (guitar/vocals) and Aaron Sperske (drums/vocals) will tour Europe this summer (details to follow) and have confirmed a headlining show at New York City’s Mercury Lounge on May 4th (tickets available HERE).
Before Today cover art conceived by Douglas Lee.
Prior to the album, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti will release “Round And Round” (backed with “Mistaken Wedding”) as a limited edition 7″ and digital download single on April 26th.
Fans can hear “Round And Round” on 4AD.com and new subscribers to the band’s mailing list can also download the track as a free MP3