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Manicanparty – Warpaint(Video)+free download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on April 30, 2014 by dk

manicapartyBrooklyn-based tribal-pop duo Manicanparty are pleased to debut the video for “Warpaint”, the first single from their upcoming District EP, available June 10, 2014. “We really wanted to create a visual piece that inspired the viewer with a newfound confidence to take on every day challenges, the band explains about the video. “So we invented these bizarre characters as they each prepare for something to happen. Like a woman putting on makeup to prepare for the day….we each find our own ways to deal with the battles of everyday life.”


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.
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

The Great Escape Festival,Brighton -Various Venues,May 12 – 14th

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The Great Escape
Brighton -Various Venues
May 12 – 14th
15,000 punters and 8,000 delegates
Line Up so far:
Friendly Fires (Dome Show), DJ Shadow (Dome Show), Sufjan Stevens (Dome Show), Katy B, Example, The Vaccines, The Naked and Famous, The Joy Formidable, Warpaint, Gang Gang Dance, Villagers, Twin Shadow, Marnie Stern, Alela Diane, Max Richter, YUCK, Brother, The Radio Dept., Devlin, Cults, The Antlers, Ed Sheeran, Little Dragon, Hauschka, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Mona, PVT, Suuns, SBTRKT, 2:54, Ben Howard, Thus:Owls, Josh T. Pearson, The Phantom Band, Fixers, Grimes, Handsome Furs, Chad Valley, D/R/U/G/S, Braids, Big Deal, Matthew and The Atlas, Alex Winston, Luke Abbott, P.S i Love U, Oh Land, K Flay, James Vincent McMorrow, Seams, The Wave Pictures, Trophy Wife, Worriedaboutsatan, CHLLNGR, Teeth, Visions of Trees, Saint Saviour, Team Ghost, Sissy and the Blisters, Tribes, Tripwires, Lucy Swann, Said the Whale, Worship, Marques Toliver, Alex Clare, Becoming Real, Nedry, Winter Gloves, Woodhands, To The Bones, The Secret Sisters, The Soft Moon, ANR, Smoke Faires, Seekae, The Heartbreaks, The Jezabels, The Mountains & The Trees, Spark, The Staves, Brasstronaut, The Holidays, Team ME, The Bonfire, NLF3, Paper Crows, Dutch Uncles, Dan Parsons, Dean McPhee, Deep Sea Arcade, Bonjay, Alexander Tucker, ANORAAK, DZ Deathrays, Ghostpoet, Heathers, Housse de Racket, Luluc, MALPAS, Marcus Foster, Funeral Suits, GaBLé

The Great Escape’s USPs:
Europe’s answer to SxSW on Brighton Beach. 300 bands, 30 venues, 3 days. 2011 sees the launch of The Hub, and place for fans to meet, hang with the bands and get out of the sun/rain and chill. There will be seminars, and workshops a plenty with the cream of the global music industry in attendance discussing how to shape the future of all aspects of the business. Expect your favourite bands, pop up and street gigs all tipped off via a text service. The King Blues even played in the sewers last year…

PAPERCRANES(Rain Phoenix)- Let’s Make Babies in the Woods(Manimal Vinyl)January 24, 2011+Free Download “Synapses”

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 9, 2010 by dk

Rain Phoenix’s papercranes to Release New Album on January 24th via Manimal Vinyl

PAPERCRANES Let’s Make Babies in the Woods
(Manimal Vinyl)
Release date: January 24, 2011

Click HERE to Watch the Video for “Synapses”
Click HERE to Stream/Download the MP3 for “Synapses”

Anchored by lead singer and songwriter Rain Phoenix and flanked by her revolving cast of collaborators, papercranes will release their second album on January 24th via Manimal Vinyl (Bat For Lashes, Warpaint, Juliette Commagere). Titled Let’s Make Babies in the Woods, the record is a mesmerizing mix of gritty, psychedelia-tinged folk, propulsive rhythms, and orchestral expansiveness. The soul of each song is formed by Phoenix’s voice, which drips with emotion and is equally comfortable as an airy whisper or a shiver-inducing, raspy wail.

In its current incarnation, Phoenix is joined by Kirk Hellie (Pink Noise Test, Meow Meow), Norm Block (Plexi, Sweet Head), Todd Dhalhoff (Dead Trees, The Moor), Jenny O. (Jenny O.), Matt Cooker (Hollywood Bowl Orchestra), and Ameena Khawaja. The album features Andy Lord (For Squirrels, Subrosa), Michael Amish (Subrosa), Myles Matheny (Violens, Hospitals on the Moon), Dave Lebleu (The Mercury Program), Norm Block, and long time papercranes collaborator Robb Buono. Guest spots include friends like Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers (bass/trumpet) and Dermot Mulroney (cello).

Let’s Make Babies bursts with a raw and spontaneous energy thanks to the experimental, off-the-cuff approach Phoenix took in creating it. This method, which she describes as a stream-of-consciousness style, called for her and the other musicians do a lot of writing on the spot and frequently record ideas using just one take.

This process gave a brutally honest, naked feel to the songs, which are noticeably darker and angrier than previous papercranes material. Phoenix also has a remarkable fearlessness of pushing her voice to channel every last sentiment in her lyrics. This bold attitude, along with her gift for composing nuanced melodies, makes for a collection of songs filled with gorgeous, spine-tingling moments.

BBC Sound of 2011 Longlist (incl.Jamie Woon, James Blake …)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 6, 2010 by dk

The BBC Sound of 2011 list aims to highlight the most promising new music for the year ahead. The artists on the list were chosen by 161 UK-based tastemakers, who each named their favourite three new artists, with the top 15 artist making our longlist.

In early January BBC will reveal the top five and the Sound of 2011 winner. The tastemakers are experts in current and new music, whose tastes and decisions are regularly reflected in the media and are capable of setting the musical agenda and influencing audiences. Our panel is made up of newspaper and magazine editors and critics, producers and presenters from music radio and televison, website editors and respected bloggers.

Anna Calvi
Clare Maguire
Esben & The Witch
Jai Paul
James Blake
Jamie Woon(photo)
Jessie J
The Naked & Famous
The Vaccines
Wretch 32

Find out more at BBC