William Eggleston’s Secret World Of ‘Musik’

NPR (wonderful creatures that they are) give us a glimpse in this famed photographer’s world of music as he releases his first ever album this coming Friday!

The film is by Rick Alverson – but a little more to be discovered by Tom Huizenga at NPR! – Read it HERE

Highly recommend this 7 minutes of your time!

FAMED PHOTOGRAPHER WILLIAM EGGLESTON ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM, “MUSIK,”

OUT OCTOBER 20TH ON SECRETLY CANADIAN

Spoon – release new face dissecting video

SPOON RELEASES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “DO I HAVE TO TALK YOU INTO IT” 

HOT THOUGHTS OUT NOW ON MATADOR RECORDS

GA GA GA GA GA TENTH ANNIVERSARY REISSUE OUT NOW 

 

Clearly it was time Lou Reed’s ‘No Money Down’ video was remade for the 21st century,” says Britt Daniel, adding, “We did the research, and it turns out 80 percent of our fan base is composed of graphic designers. This one’s for y’all.”

Set in the world of a YouTube Photoshop tutorial, Spoon have released what may be one of the most simple-yet-brilliant music videos of all time for Hot Thoughts standout single, “Do I Have To Talk You Into It.” We’re here to help break it down…

Step 1 – Hire Brook Linder, the mastermind behind recent Nine Inch Nails and Beck videos, to direct.  He explains the method behind the madness in today’s behind-the-scenes interview with Gizmodo, HERE

 

 

Step 2 – Take some captivating photos of the notoriously sharp Britt Daniel

Step 3 – Erase his eyeballs

 

Step 4 – Let your inner Picasso fly

 

Step 5 – Remove his skin (it’s almost Halloween after all)

 

Step 6 – Erase his face

 

Step 7 – Well… we can’t give everything away…

Recent live reviews can confirm the face-melting, actually happens in real life, sans Photoshop:

“Each song was everything it could possibly be… Few bands are as intuitively in-sync as Spoon. Exuding a meticulous yet ferocious energy, they made sure no one in the crowd forgot it” –San Francisco Weekly (Greek Theatre)

“A greatest hits show… there were no sleepers in this rapid fire rock set” –Billboard (Lollapalooza)

“[They] demonstrate how it’s possible to evolve and bring in fresh ideas while retaining the terse, melodic impulse of its vintage days” –Chicago Tribune (Lollapalooza)

“The perfect festival band” –Brooklyn Magazine (Panorama)

“The perfect way to end an incredible weekend of music” –American Songwriter (Forecastle)

Spoon’s ninth album, the Dave Fridmann-produced Hot Thoughts, came out to a cavalcade of critical ecstasy in March, and has sustained continuous praise the “Mid-Year Best-Of” lists of Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, SPIN, Billboard, Consequence of Sound, and more, a sure sign of what’s to come as we enter the last leg of 2017.

THE NATIONAL – NEW VIDEO!!!

THE NATIONAL RELEASE RAGNAR KJARTANSSON DIRECTED VIDEO

FOR ‘I’LL STILL DESTROY YOU’

PLAYING AUCKLAND’S VILLA MARIA WINERY SUNDAY FEBRUARY, 25TH, 2018

Tickets Selling Fast!

 Today, The National released the video for ‘I’ll Still Destroy You’, off their most recent album Sleep Well Beast.

‘I’ll Still Destroy You’ was directed by Allan Sigurðsson and Icelandic performance and installation artist Ragnar Kjartansson. Ragnar, who also appears in the video, collaborated with The National for A Lot Of Sorrow which saw the band play their song ‘Sorrow’ for six hours in front of a live audience at MOMA’s PS1. ‘I’ll Still Destroy You’ was filmed in Copenhagen, Denmark during the Aaron and Bryce Dessner created HAVEN Festival.

‘I’ll Still Destroy You’

Directed by Allan Sigurðsson and Ragnar Kjartansson

Produced by Lilja Gunnarsdóttir, Ingibjörg Sigurjónsdóttir and Haven Festival

Set design: Anda Skrejane, Christoph Fischer, Camilla Hägebarth, Julia Krawczynski.

 

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Estère Announces Nationwide Tour

Wellington artist Estère has announced she’ll be heading out to tour Aotearoa in support of acclaimed new mini-album My Design (Part 1), the first half of a double-album release.

My Design is a colourful patchwork of thoughts, feelings and stories, featuring the hypnotic ballad of gamechanger and Bordello resident, Magdelaine Lavirgin (‘Ambition’), the blue screen war of ‘Pro Bono Techno Zone’ and the conceptualisation of ‘control’ in her latest single ‘Control Freak’.

The futuristic singer and producer will be hitting the four main centres with “human and machine band” in tow, her previous national Pro Bono Techno Zone tour completely sold out so we recommend you get in quick.

Estère – My Design (Part 1) Tour

Friday 1st December, Caroline, Wellington
Saturday 2nd December, Golden Dawn, Auckland (doorsales only)
Thursday 7th December, Darkroom, Christchurch
Friday 8th December, Morning Magpie, Dunedin

Tickets via HERE at UTR / Slow Boat and RPM in Wellington / Relics Music in Dunedin

WATCH ‘Control Freak’ 


Estère’s new mini album ‘My Design (P1)’ is out now via Bandcamp.

Estere Online

estere.co.nz/

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Pixx Share New Video For ‘Romance’

New ‘Romance’ Video

Pixx – the alter ego of Hannah Rodgers – has released visuals for her song ‘Romance’ created by Alice Clingan (the same director behind the ‘Waterslides’ video). Filmed at Rodgers’ beloved local football club, Walcountians, it’s a playful tribute to the romance that endures within its walls.

WATCH ‘ROMANCE’

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Destroyer shares “Cover From the Sun”

Destroyer shares “Cover From the Sun” as final preview of new album ken, out Friday

Before the October 20 release of Destroyer’s 12th album ken, Dan Bejar is sharing one final preview from the release that Record Collector has already called “a luxury item, one of the most vital pieces of hand luggage on our hero’s journey.”

Listen to & share Destroyer’s “Cover From the Sun” now

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Greg Johnson & Mel Parsons Announce New NZ Tour Dates

Greg Johnson & Mel Parsons
Together in Concert – November 2017
**TWO MORE SHOWS ADDED**

Due to popular demand, two more Auckland shows have been added to Greg Johnson and Mel Parsons’ upcoming New Zealand tour.

With the first show sold out (The Vic – Nov 9) and the second selling fast (The Tuning Fork – Nov 10) this is a tour not to be missed! Secure your tickets to a heart-warming string of songs and swagger taking place across November in the depths of both North and South islands.

Tickets are on sale from Ticketmaster (all Auckland shows) and Eventfinda (rest of NZ). A Ticketmaster pre-sale for the two extra shows starts 3pm today, with general sale from 9am Thursday.

ADDED DATES:
SAT 11TH NOV – THE VIC, DEVONPORT
THURS 23RD NOV – THE HOWICK CLUB, HOWICK

Full tour details available from:
plus1.co.nz, melparsons.com & gregjohnsonmusic.com

Greg Johnson & Mel Parsons
Live in Concert:

Thurs 9 November: The Vic, Devonport (SOLD OUT)

Fri 10 November: The Tuning Fork, Auckland (SELLING FAST)

Sat 11 November: The Vic, Devonport *ADDED SHOW

Sun 12 November: St Peter’s Hall, Paekakariki (matinee show)

Sun 12 November: Meow, Wellington

Wed 15 November: Sherwood, Queenstown

Thurs 16 November: The Cook, Dunedin

Fri 17 November: Blue Smoke, Christchurch

Sat 18 November: Naval Pt Yacht Club, Lyttleton

Thurs 23 November: The Howick Club, Howick *ADDED SHOW

Fri 24 November: Totara St, Mount Maunganui

Sat 25 November: Haumoana Hall, Hawkes Bay

Sun 26 November: Nivara Lounge, Hamilton

Tickets to Auckland & Devonport shows: ticketmaster.co.nz
Tickets to all other shows: eventfinda.co.nz

For Mel, 2017 has been a busy year of touring New Zealand, Australia, and Europe in support of her highly acclaimed third album Drylands. She’s looking forward to wrapping up the year with this national tour – her first with Greg.

“We’re going to have great fun with each other’s songs. Touring around some of my favourite NZ venues on the cusp of summer with Greg and a great band – bring it on!”

“I met Mel when she opened for me in Queenstown in 2011,” says California-based Greg. “She impressed me a lot as a wonderful songwriter and since then she’s gone from strength to strength building an audience all around the world.

“I’m sure my crowd and her’s will cross over a fair bit, while the uninitiated are in for a great night of discovery”.

Greg’s forthcoming EP Low Frequency Word will be released ahead of the tour, and will be available on CD at all shows.

Expect plenty of songwriting gems from the pair responsible for the likes of ‘Save Yourself’, ‘Isabelle’, ‘Far Away’, ‘Don’t Wait Another Day’, ‘Get Out Alive’, ‘Now The Sun Is Out’, and many more!

Follow Mel Parsons online:
melparsons.com
facebook.com/melparsonsmusic
instagram.com/melparsonsmusic
youtube.com/user/MelParsonsOfficial
twitter.com/caperoad

Follow Greg Johnson online:
gregjohnsonmusic.com
facebook.com/GregJohnsonmusic

WOMAD ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL 2018 LINEUP

WOMAD 2018
LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENT

Image Credit: Amandala

Tonight, Wednesday October 18, at an esteemed event at The Grand Hall in Wellington’s Parliament Buildings, surrounded by international delegates and WOMAD advocates, WOMAD NZ announce the 2018 artist line-up.

The internationally established three day world music, arts and dance festival is known for its exciting and diverse line-up and next year’s event is no exception.

WOMAD NZ 2018 is a melting pot of folk, afro-funk, hip hop, classical, jazz and punk rock performed on violins, ouds, koras and squeeze boxes. With artists from countries as varied as Canada, Chile, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon and Mauritania delivering a blend of traditional and modern performances; expect diverse languages, cultures, harmonies and rhythms from the big names and to discover glorious artists you’ve never heard of.

Announced this evening are familiar festival favourites; the pioneer of bass-dominant, dub flavoured dance tunes, UK’s Adrian Sherwood, the heavy metal inspired acoustic guitar duo from Mexico, Rodrigo y Gabriela and Washington D.C. based DJ collective, the uniquely diverse dub inspired Thievery Corporation.

Over the weekend Brooklands Park will ring with sounds from Brazilian 10 piece, Bixiga 70 and their dizzying heights of progressive Afrobeat, Tinariwen’s scorching Mali desert blues and Havana Meets Kingston’s sound-clash of reggae, dub and dancehall with salsa and rumba.

Lebanon’s soulful classically trained Ghada Shbeir and Israel’s vocal hip hop star Victoria Hanna will deliver tales from ancient texts and stories of current social injustices. Chilean political-punk-poet Nano Stern and Ghanaian Jojo Abot who seamlessly blends electronica, indie-soul, reggae and hip hop will be part of a growing global conversation with audiences.

Always a highlight of WOMAD are the talents of local artists and 2018 looks to be one of the most exciting yet with the “toweringly talented song writer” Aldous Harding and Auckland city’s Hopetoun Brown, who will stomp and parp their way into audience hearts with nothing but brass, a bass clarinet, two sets of tambourines and tonsils. West Auckland newcomers, The Miltones will deliver some excellent knee slappin’, foot stompin’ and booty shakin’ and from Taranaki, The Slacks will bring home some classic kiwi messages of unity, aroha, and community.

Previously announced; Los Angeles saxophonist, composer and jazz superstar Kamasi Washington, the Indian classical and progressive sitar virtuoso Anoushka Shankar and classic Kiwi band Dragon complete the 29 exciting and eclectic artists from across the globe who will be performing at WOMAD 2018.

“WOMAD 2018 is a fantastic representation of World music of today and continues supporting diverse voices on stages. An incredible weekend of musical discovery with artists from around the globe.” – Emere Wano, WOMAD Event Director & NZ Programme Manager.

Artists appearing at WOMAD 2018 in alphabetical order:

ADRIAN SHERWOOD (UK), ALDOUS HARDING (Aotearoa), ANOUSHKA SHANKAR (India/UK), BIXIGA 70 (Brazil), CHICO TRUJILLO (Chile), CONSTANTINOPLE (Canada), DAYMÉ AROCENA (Cuba), DRAGON (Aotearoa), GHADA SHBEIR (Lebanon), HAVANA MEETS KINGSTON (Jamaica / Cuba), HOPETOUN BROWN (Aotearoa), JAMIE MCDOWELL & TOM THUM (Australia), JOJO ABOT (Ghana / USA), KAMASI WASHINGTON (USA), LEMON BUCKET ORKESTRA (Canada), LE VENT DU NORD (Canada), MY BUBBA (Sweden/ Iceland), NANO STERN (Chile), NOURA MINT SEYMALI (Mauritania), PAT THOMAS & KWASHIBU AREA BAND (Ghana), RAHIM ALHAJ TRIO (Iraq), RODRIGO Y GABRIELA (Mexico), SPOOKY MEN’S CHORALE (Australia), THE MILTONES (Aotearoa), THE SLACKS (Aotearoa), THIEVERY CORPORATION (USA), TINARIWEN (Mali), VICTORIA HANNA (Israel), VIOLONS BARBARES (France/Mongolia/Bulgaria) Continue reading

LANKUM – new single – ‘Sergeant William Bailey’

From The Forthcoming Album “Between the Earth and Sky”

Release Date: 27 October 2017

“Lankum are the darlings of Dublin’s 300 year-old folk scene.” Colin Irwin – The Guardian

Although an acoustic group whose repertoire is fundamentally based on traditional song, influenced by legends such as Frank Harte, Planxty, The Dubliners and the Watersons, subtle traces of the group’s collective influences can be detected, ranging from American old-timey music to krautrock and drone. Check it out! Fantastic!!


‘Satire in times of unrest is a potent a weapon as any, and this fact was not lost upon the ballad makers of Ireland’s past. Songs poking fun at the British Army recruiting sergeant were common in the Irish tradition and represent a class of anti-war song unto themselves. This one is particularly special in that the site of William Bailey’s recruiting attempts is Dunphy’s Corner, just down the road from where the members of Lankum live on Dublin’s northside. In our present era of social and political unrest songs that seek to lampoon and make fun of figures of authority, military or otherwise, are as relevant as ever.’ Ian Lynch, Lankum

Check out ‘Sergeant William Bailey’ from the forthcoming album now, here: http://rtrecs.co/sgtwilliambailey

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