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The Peach Kings Announce New York City +Free Download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 30, 2012 by dk

The Peach Kings, Texan Paige McClain Wood and Californian Steven Trezevant Dies, are set to release their new EP Handsome Moves in September 6, 2012 and in celebration are playing 3 special shows in New York City.
They describe their sound as “gypsydelic,” which is just what it sounds like. Stemming from their inability to choose one genre of music to play, they coined the term in order to reflect their own personal view of the band. “Gypsy-” because they were inspired by playing outdoors and “-delic” because it contains just a hint of strange.  Paige and Steven are strongly influenced by visuals in cinema and fashion. In fact, Drew Barrymore discovered their music and selected them to be a part of her Spring Music Preview spread for V Magazine, alongside the likes ofMayer Hawthorne, M83, Spank Rock, Warpaint, and The Drums.
The duo fill the gap between upbeat rock and downtempo electronic, with comparisons being made to The Black Keys, Mazzy Star and The XX. Similarities can also be drawn to Little Dragon, and how they do so much with so little. They draw their sound and inspiration from the smoky smooth crackle of blues, folk, and soul vinyls as well as the hypodermic tones synthesized in various beat laboratories across the globe. Stripped down, The Peach Kings’ power is derived from Paige’s hauntingly sensual vocals combined with Steven’s complementary rhythm and picking.
Sexy is a word used often in describing The Peach Kings sound. The EP features the intoxicating lead single “Fisherman” to the sultry “Like A Stone” and the sweet sounds of “Lonely”. The EP in its entirety has a lot of found sounds that were salvaged from the delirious recordings of giddy musicians with really expensive gear.
It’s been a long time goal for the Peach Kings to press a record on vinyl, as they want themselves and their families to have an artifact that can be found in a crate 50 years from now. Not only that, but in 50 years, that piece of music, like a fine wine, will have gathered all the character and noise that makes vinyl so nostalgic and timeless.

The EP artwork for Handsome Moves was created by Shane A. Richard, a musically inspired artist from California. The Peach Kings are large supporters of their local art scene, with a strong belief in building an artistic community around themselves. Look out for the upcoming video for “Fisherman,” directed by Jace Armstrong, and old friend of Steven’s from Silver Lake.
Tracklisting:
1. Fisherman
2. Do For Me
3. Lonely
4. Like A Stone
5. Soon Will Be
6. Thieves & Kings

The Peach Kings New York City Dates

8/28/12 Harvard & Stone Los Angeles, CA
9/6/12 Union Hall Brooklyn, NY
9/8/12 Pianos NYC, NY
9/9/12 Cameos Brooklyn, NY

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Late Night Tales – Trentemøller out May 30th

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 11, 2011 by dk

Imagine if The Cramps had been kidnapped by monks and taken hostage deep in the forests of the Ardeche and ordered to pray to God and a Roland 808 drum machine. It’s implausible, admittedly, but with that in mind we’d ask you to kindly close your eyes, place the headphones on your head and soak in the atmospheric world of Anders Trentemøller.

Occasionally you encounter an artist for whom it’s not simply about mere taste, but about atmosphere and Trentemøller is surely among their number. For his is a sound that evokes frosty Belgian cathedrals filled with Flemings praying for salvation; or a wintry plain somewhere in Denmark, with the car broken down, walking aimlessly in the hope that another human might take pity. This is Gothic pop with a side order of tremolo arms.

Trentemøller is the Dane who did. He’s been making electronic music of one kind of bent or another for over 15 years, first making his name as part of Trigbag, a live house act that toured extensively. But it’s his solo material that has impacted on the dance community – and beyond. ‘La Champagne’ was a game-changer and his remixes of artists like Depeche Mode and Royksopp secured his place as an artist with some serious weight. But that’s not all he is. You can hear that yearning in his productions and it’s evident here, a sort of Protestant northern European melancholy.

He is aided on his journey towards the Baltic by some heavy hitters, of course: Velvet Underground, Mazzy Star, This Mortal Coil. But that’s not the story, it’s not where the plot comes from, it’s not where we’re going. It’s just a little indicator to reassure you we know the way. No. For it’s in the dark beauty of Low’s tremulous ‘Amazing Grace’ or even the way that the Shangri-Las’(Remember) Walkin’ In The Sand’, that Trentemøller takes on a mournful step.

As we navigate the flatlands of your mind, we’re helped along by a generous sprinkling of Anders’ fellow Danes, like Darkness Falls (the atmosphere of this mix perfectly encapsulated here), Ekko, Chimes & Bells and the Late Night Tales tradition, Trentemøller’s cover of Chris Isaacs’Blue Hotel’, sung by Marie Fisker and Steen Jørgensen.

Do not play this music to children, for it will terrify them. Do not play it in supermarkets, their sales will fall dramatically. Do not play this music to the frivolous, the faint of heart and weak of resolve. This is music for music lovers. This is music for those like their black to be truly noir. Danish style.

Music journalist Paul Morley adopts the bedtime storyteller mantle with a narration of part one of a new short story ‘Lost For Words’. 

Label: Late Night Tales
Cat no: ALNCD25
Web: www.latenighttales.co.uk
Released: Monday May 30th, 2011

Tracklist

  1. This Mortal Coil – Waves Become Wings
  2. Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds – La Lliarona
  3. The Black Angels – Science Killer
  4. Chimes & Bells – The Mole (Trentemøller Remix)
  5. Low – (That’s How You Sing) Amazing Grace
  6. Mazzy Star – Mary of Silence
  7. Velvet Underground & Nico – Venus In furs
  8. Vampire Hands – Safe Word
  9. The Shangri-La’s – Walking In The Sand
  10. Jacqueline Taieb – 7 Heures Du Matin
  11. M.Ward – Poor Boy, Minor Key
  12. Darkness Falls – Noise On The Line
  13. Papercuts – Unavailable
  14. We Fell To Earth – Lights Out
  15. Thee Oh See’s – Ghost In The Trees
  16. Trentemøller – Blue Hotel (Exclusive Chris Isaak Cover Version)
  17. Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – The Proposition #1
  18. Eden Ahbez – Full Moon
  19. Ekko – Rehearsal
  20. Paul Morley – Lost For Words – part. 1 (Exclusive Spoken Word Piece)

More info can be found at:
www.anderstrentemoller.com