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Zulu Winter Announces Debut Album +free download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on March 8, 2012 by E.N.

Zulu Winter

Debut Album Language Out June 19th On Arts & Crafts

“We Should Be Swimming” Video & MP3 Available Now!

Launching US Tour @ SXSW

“…music that shimmers like a sky full of fireworks”  NME

“catchy and anthemic indie-dance” – The Guardian 

UK reverby rockers” – BrooklynVegan 

Perseverance and dedication are two things that the members of Zulu Winter are very familiar with. The four guys from Oxfordshire, England came together in their teens over a shared love of music and have been collaborating ever since. Now, twelve years after their first practice as a band, Zulu Winter is gearing up to release Language, a debut album that has the immediate appeal of pop while at the same time packed with emotional insight. Inspired by everything from 19th century literature to obscure ‘60s electronica, Language will be released in North America on June 19th via Arts & Crafts.

Language is a collection of multi-dimensional songs that bleed with sentiment and syncopated dance beats. The album opens with “Key To My Heart,” a sincere message of love that showcases the depth and richness of the band’s sound with layers of swirling instrumentation. The upbeat “Silver Tongue” is driven by an energetic bass line that leads to a danceable chorus. “Bitter Moon” is an emotionally charged track hinged on a powerful chorus, inviting listeners to experience a vulnerable side of the band. “We Should Be Swimming” is a melancholic pop-song running over a compelling rhythm. Zulu Winter released a chilling video for the track, and today they have released the song as a free MP3 download. Check out the eerie behemoth of a video HERE and grab the “We Should Be Swimming” MP3 HERE.

Having played sold-out shows across Europe alongside acts like Friendly Fires and The Horrors, Zulu Winter is ready to bring its energetic live show to the US. The band will be hitting the road for a string of US dates this month, including multiple performances at SXSW. Be sure to catch Zulu Winter live in your city!

3/14: SXSW @ The Mohawk (Eat Your Own Ears & Laneway), 3:30pm
3/15: SXSW @ Cedar Street Courtyard (Filter Magazine party), 1pm
3/15: SXSW @ Latitude 30 (Clash Music UK party), 3pm
3/15: SXSW @ Tiniest Bar (Double Denim & LuvLuvLuv present), 5:15pm
3/16: SXSW @ Antones (Billions Official Showcase), 9:40pm
3/20: Chicago, IL @ Schubas
3/26: Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall (w/ Chairlift)
3/28: New York , NY@ Mercury Lounge (w/ Polica)
3/29: Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands (w/ Willis Earl Beal)
3/30: Pawtucket, Rhode Island @ The Met Cafe (w/ Polica)
3/31: Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse (w/ Polica)
4/01: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl (w/ Polica)

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ANR Get Remixed by Memory Tapes, Deluxe Edition of “Stay Kids” out 9/13

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 12, 2011 by E.N.

ANR Get Remixed by Memory Tapes, Release

Stay Kids Deluxe Edition Digitally

On September 13th

 
Click HERE to Watch the Video for “Stay Kids”
 
Click HERE for Memory Tapes’ Remix of “Stay Kids”

” ‘Stay Kids’ is a marvel of melodic majesty and cosmic funk…” The Guardian
 
“the driving beats of TV On The Radio blended with the
psychedelic sweetnessof Passion Pit”
MTV.com
 
Miami duo ANR will release the deluxe edition of their post-apocalyptic pop album Stay Kids on September 13th through 10K Islands.  In the meantime the prolific group will be releasing videos, remixes, and other goodies.  Most recently, they enlisted Memory Tapes to remix “Stay Kids,” their blissed-out, nostalgic anthem about growing older. 

Click HERE to stream/download Memory Tapes’ take on the track,

 

and click HERE to watch the video for ANR’s original version of the song.
 
ANR consists of merely two members – Brian Robertson (Keys, Vocals) and Michael-John Hanock (Vocals, Drums) – but they create a powerful sound filled with layered melodies and bountiful hooks.  It has already earned the duo praise from RCRD LBL, The Fader, and Nylon, among others, and have landed them shows with bands like Animal Collective, Neon Indian, No Age, and Fucked Up.
 
Stay Kids is a rhythmically propulsive, psychedelic trip that was inspired largely by recent floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, and other environmental disasters.  Much of the album’s lyrics meditate on how such ‘natural’ disasters affect individuals and humanity at large.  However, sonically-speaking the album is by no means morose.  Instead, the synth-heavy and often danceable material feels triumphant.  Each song is a journey through carefully sculpted, dream-pop soundscapes with frequent, unexpected and exciting detours
 
ANR’s live show highlights a different aspect of the band, bringing out their punk influences as well as their penchant for German progressive acts of the 70’s.  The group will tour throughout the US this Fall, with dates to be announced soon.
 
 
North American Tour Dates:
 
8/29:  Philadelphia, PA  Kung-Fu Necktie
8/30: New York, NY  Milk Studios
8/31:  New York, NY  Mercury Lounge
9/1:  Boston, MA  Brighton Music Hall
9/2:  Montreal, QC  Casa Del Popolo
9/3:  Toronto, ON  The Drake
9/5: Detroit, MI  Lager House
9/6: Grand Rapids, MI  Pyramid Scheme
9/7: Chicago, IL  Empty Bottle
9/9: Urbana, IL  Canopy Club
9/10: Minneapolis, MN  7th Street Entry
9/12:  Seattle, WA  Crocodile Lounge
9/13:  Portland, OR  Doug Fir
9/15: San Francisco, CA  Bottom Of The Hill
9/16: Fresno, CA  Audie’s Olympic
9/17: Los Angeles, CA  The Satellite
9/20: San Diego, CA  Soda Bar

Mercury Rev Announces “Deserter’​s Songs” Reissue, May 16th via Co-Op+Free Download Classic Song Opus 40

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

Mercury Rev Announce Reissue of   Their Seminal Album Deserter’s Songs on May 16 via Co-Op Music

“…thoroughly, hauntingly beautiful…”– The A.V. Club
 
“Deserter’s Songs, feels like a watershed, the point where their heady mix of

orchestral pop, roots rock, psychedelia, prog, choral, and chamber music finally crystallizes into something special and damn near ineffable… let’s just call Deserter’s Songs the art-rock album of the year.” – Entertainment Weekly
 
“A modern classic.”
– NME
 

On May 16, Mercury Rev will return with a deluxe double CD reissue of their classic 1998 album, Deserter’s Songs via Co-Op Music. The release comes complete with a 13-track bonus disc of demos, b-sides, rarities and outtakes. And In honor of the album’s re-release, Mercury Rev have made their classic song “Opus 40” available for free download.

Click HERE to listen to the song.
 

Even for Mercury Rev, who had become know for their arty, left-field pop, Deserter’s Songs was something of a revelation. Tweaking their reputation for harsh noisy freakouts, the album was a lush, orchestral counterpoint to the band’s catalogue at that point. Incorporating elements of folk, jazz, ’60s rock, and even Disney soundtrack fantasia, Deserter’s Songs was like nothing that had come before it. Tracks like “The Funny Bird,” “Holes,” and “Opus 40” were cosmic epics, whose arrangements were simultaneously grandiose and tender.
 
A paradoxical, unconventional record, the album turned heads and ended up an unexpected, worldwide hit. The album was named “Album of the Year” by NME, MOJO and many other publications.  It was the record that broke Mercury Rev into the mainstream in the U.K. and Europe, with the album scoring three Top 40 singles in the U.K. for “Goddess on a Highway”, “Holes” and “Opus 40.” And in the U.S., the album remains a cult-classic, ready to be reintroduced to the next generation.
 
Tracklist:
 
Album:
1. Holes
2. Tonite It Shows
3. Endlessly
4. Collect Coins
5. Opus 40
6.  Hudson Line
7.  The Happy End (The Drunk Room)
8.  Goddess on a Highway
9.  The Funny Bird
10. Pick Up If You’re There
11. Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp
 
Bonus Disc:
1) Piano vs. Telephone (Cassette Tape Player Demo)
2) Holes (Bill Laswell 1998 Remix)
3) Pick Up If You’re There (DJ Nickel 1998 Remix)
4) Endlessly (Tascam 8-Track Reel to Reel Demo)
5) A Soft Kiss (for waking up) (Cassette Tape Player Demo)
6) Tonite It Shows (Tascam 8-Track Reel to Reel Demo)
7) Looking Back Now, I Can See (Unreleased Mix)
8) Opus 40 (Early Rough Version)
9) Hudson Line (Early Rough Version)
10) Judging By The Moon (Cassette Tape Player Demo)
11) Goddess On A Hiway (1989 Cassette Tape Player Demo)
12) Night On Panther Mountain (Unreleased Mix)
13) Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp (Early Rough Version)

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