One such result is ‘Relapse’, the lead single from their upcoming, self-produced debut album ‘Planet Shhh!’, set for release on April 28th on Three Mile Town Records.
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Duologue Upcoming Live Performances
10/16 New York, NY [CMJ] – Crack in the Road / Disco Naivete / Unrecorded @ Pianos [DJ Set] – 1am
10/18 – Brooklyn, NY [CMJ] – Baeble Music Launch Pad Party@ Spike Hill
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The celebrated Scottish indie pop group Belle and Sebastian are welcomed back for a second Late Night Tales, the 27th in the esteemed compilation series. Belle and Sebastian formed in Glasgow in 1996 where the success of college recorded cult debut album ‘Tigermilk’ led the band to signing to Jeepster for ‘If You´re Feeling Sinister’; listed by Pitchfork at #14 in its top 100 albums of the 90s and is widely considered the band´s masterpiece. Following the critically acclaimed ‘The Boy With The Arab Strap’ B&S signed with Rough Trade (UK) and Matador (US) and have released a further five albums, most recently ‘Belle And Sebastian Write About Love’ in 2010. Other accolades include being voted Scotland´s greatest band in a poll by The List in 2005, their own Bowlie Weekender festival, a Brit Award and Mercury Music Prize and Ivor Novello Award nominations. The current line-up is founder Stuart Murdoch, Stevie Jackson, Chris Geddes, Richard Colburn, Sarah Martin, Mick Cooke and Bobby Kildea.
Their scene straddling 2006 Late Night Tales included pure pop, 60s psyche, 70s rock, West Coast harmonies, beat groups, folk balladering, punk, indie, girl groups and bossanova. This new 2012 selection delves deeper into their shared influences and inspirations, along with a subtle nod to digging for rare sampled beats: not perhaps a characteristic usually associated with B&S. World-wise psychedelic breaks thread the mix together; significantly so with two tracks from Broadcast bookending a first half that includes late 60s dreamers The Wonder Who? and Joe Pass, father of Ethio-jazz Mulatu Astatke, harpist Dorothy Ashby and the 21stcentury beats of Gold Panda.
Following a mid-section detour through dissonant post-punk and deep jazz courtesy of The Pop Group and Stan Tracey Quartet; recent releases from fellow Scots Remember Remember and South Carolina’s Toro Y Moirub shoulders with Ce´cile’s 2002 Cure referencing riddim ‘Rude Bwoy Thug Life’ and Blood, Sweat & Tears classic version of ‘Spinning Wheel’. For the obligatory Late Night Tales cover version, Belle and Sebastian have chosen The Primitive’s 1988 pop-punk classic ‘Crash’, recreated in the band’s own inimitable style. Two beautiful records close the mix: Steve Parks haunting soul vocal ‘Still Thinking Of You’ and an excerpt of the calm improvisation ‘On The Other Ocean’ from David Behrman’s 1977 experimental album. As ever, the trip concludes with our bedtime story with the third part of Paul Morley’s ‘Lost For Words’.
This is music for the Celt in all of us. Holed up in a West End of Glasgow apartment, the wind yowling mercilessly about us, we drift off to the sound of bliss. There is only warmth here and, obviously, a draft or two fired in the direction of Belle and her good friend Sebastien.
Label: Late Night Tales
Cat no: ALNCD26
Distribution: Worldwide via EMI / Balance (Australia) / Southbound (New Zealand) / Beatinc (Japan) / Love Da Records (Hong Kong) / NEWS (Benelux)
Released: Monday March 26th, 2012
- Broadcast – Ominous Cloud
- The Wonder Who? – Watch The Flowers Grow
- Joe Pass – A Time For Us
- Mulatu Astatke – Yekermo Sew (A Man Of Experience And Wisdom)
- Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges – Tudo Que Você Podia Ser
- Marie Laforêt – Et Si Je t’aime
- Bonnie Dobson – Bird Of Space
- Dorothy Ashby – Soul Vibrations
- McDonald And Giles – Tomorrow’s People
- Gold Panda – Quitters Raga
- Broadcast – Chord Simple
- The Pop Group – Savage Sea
- Stan Tracey Quartet – Starless And Bible Black
- The Lovin Spoonful – Darlin Be Home Soon
- Belle And Sebastian – Crash
- Roland Vincent – L.S.D. Partie
- Toro Y Moi – Still Sound
- Ce’cile – Rude Bwoy Thug Life
- Remember Remember – Scottish Widows
- Trees – Streets Of Derry
- Blood, Sweat & Tears – Spinning Wheel
- Pete Shelley – Homosapien (Dub)
- Steve Parks – Still Thinking Of You
- David Behrman – On The Other Ocean
- Paul Morley – Lost For Words
Formed in 2002 in Brooklyn, New York the band consists of multi-instrumentalists Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser, both alumni of Wesleyan University. Their 2008 debut album ‘Oracular Spectacular’ spawned the almost ubiquitous hit singles ‘Kids’, ‘Time To Pretend’ and ‘Electric Feel’ while 2010’s follow up ‘Congratulations’ saw them embrace more of a progressive, guitar-driven sound.
The band’s Late Night Tales selection of post-punk, cult indie and counter-culture figureheads reflects the band’s multifaceted sound, and draws comparisons with contemporary dreampop/chillwave/shoegaze/folk scenes on both sides of the Atlantic.
The listener finds MGMT presiding over the playlist “after-the-after-party”; daybreak creeping through the curtains earlier than desirable, broken bodies lining the corridors, the emotionally bankrupt kept alive by timeless songs of heartache and longing.
Luminaries The Velvet Underground, Suicide and Julian Cope, although not with their most famous songs, sit alongside less familiar names such as Disco Inferno; whose ‘Can’t See It Through’ from their final ‘96 album ‘Technicolour’ opens proceedings.
MGMT’s exclusive cover of ‘All We Ever Wanted Was Everything’ by Bauhaus sits comfortably alongside the UK post-punk-gothic band’s peers The Durutti Column, The Chills, The Jacobites and Felt’s brief but imposing instrumental ‘Red Indians’.
Paranoia strikes deep: the double header of Cheval Sombre’s ‘Troubled Mind’ and ‘Drug Song’ by 60’s Christian folk singer Dave Bixby accentuate the hope offered by the ever penitent Spacemen 3 (MGMT’s second album ‘Congratulations’ was recorded with founder Pete Kember aka Sonic Boom), who deliver ‘Lord Can You Hear Me?’ in respect to the beautiful closer ‘Morning Splendor’, taken from Pauline Anna Strom’s rare ‘82 LP ‘Trans-Millenia Consort‘.
Putting a full stop on the selection, music journalist and Art Of Noise founder Paul Morley continues his ‘Lost For Words’ short story.
Label: Late Night Tales
Cat no: ALNCD26
Released: Monday October 3rd, 2011
- Disco Inferno – Can’t See Through It
- The Great Society – Love You Girl
- Suicide – Cheree
- Television Personalities – Stop & Smell The Roses
- The Velvet Underground – Ocean
- Felt – Red Indians
- Julian Cope – Laughing Boy
- The Durutti Column – For Belgium Friends
- Charlie Feathers – Mound of Clay
- Mark Fry – For Wilde
- MGMT – All We Ever Wanted Was Everything (Exclusive Cover Version)
- Cheval Sombre – Troubled Mind
- Dave Bixby – Drug Song
- The Jacobites – Hearts Are Like Flowers
- The Chills – Pink Frost
- Martin Rev – Sparks
- The Wake – Melancholy Man
- Spacemen 3 – Lord Can You Hear Me?
- Pauline Anna Strom – Morning Splendor
- Paul Morley – Lost For Words Part. 2 (Exclusive Spoken Word Piece)
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Cut Copy North American Tour Dates
03/28: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Heaven Stage)
03/29: Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
03/30: Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
03/31: Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
04/01: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
04/02: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
04/04: Boston, MA @ House of Blues
04/05: Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
04/06: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
04/07: Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
04/08: Chicago, IL @ Riviera
04/09: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
04/12: Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
04/15: Take A Wild Guess
04/16: San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom @ Regency
04/17: San Francisco, CA @ The Grand Ballroom @ Regency
04/20: Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
04/22: Austin, TX @ Stubbs BBQ
Raised on the colorful and gritty streets of San Francisco and steeped in the dark brew formed by the perfect cultural storm where skateboarding, music and art smashed right into each other, Tommy Guerrero was destined for greatness of the soulful sort. Adapting to his hilly local environs with speed and style, TG was a bonafied pioneer of modern street skateboarding, turning pro and traveling the world while still just a teenager.
His casual flow was material for the skateboarding pantheon, and is endlessly compared to what would come out when he focused his attention on stringed things. The early four-track tunes he offered were heavily groove-based, with obvious blues, Latin and soul overtones, but as time and albums went by the music became more layered and eclectic, incorporating jazz, hip-hop and funk elements, as well.
More than a decade of tirelessly working his craft has passed since, and has resulted in the album you now behold- “Lifeboats and Follies” is by far Guerrero’s most fully realized sonic collage. The tide of groove remains, but is formed by the far denser and complex interplay of an expanded quiver of instruments and sounds. The simplicity of Tommy’s early work was catchy, but the expansive compositional skill that has shown itself amongst the tracks here is cinematic in scope, offering a richer, more muscular tone and greater depth of emotion. The soup has been thickened, the fire is smoldering, and Tommy is sweating it out all night, every night.
-Saturday, February 5th @ Cafe du Nord / San Francisco, CA (CD Release Party)
In addition to being a prolific musician and legendary skater, Tommy has also found the time to design his own signature shoes for Vans Syndicate. Two Vans classics, the Old Skool and Slip-on in monochramatic black leather just the way TG likes ‘em. Check out the collection here along with a day with TG in SF (video), plus a chance to win a pair of your own here.