The impassioned, self-titled debut from Los Angeles-band Moaning will be released March 2nd, 2018 worldwide through Sub Pop
On March 2nd, 2018, Moaning will release their impassioned self-titled debut on CD/LP/CS/DL worldwide through Sub Pop. The 10-track album, featuring the “Don’t Go” along with highlights “Artificial,” “The Same,” and “Misheard,” was recorded and engineered by Alex Newport in Los Angeles.
Moaning have delivered a charmingly chaotic, black & white visual for “Don’t Go,” which was directed by Michael Schmelling. The video stars the band and a few of their dear friends, and was shot in Los Angeles in the waning days of summer.
95bFM’s Border Radio & The Tuning Fork Presents:
The Return Of Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Live and direct from Beanblossom, Indiana, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band return to Auckland to deliver a super fun night of punk-fuelled, ragtime, folk, rural blues at The Tuning Fork on Friday 23 February 2018.
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band’s debut NZ tour in 2016 won over audiences with the exceptional slide guitar skills of the Rev himself along with his wife, “Washboard” Breezy Peyton’s rhythmic washboard strumming accompanied by some boot stompin’ drums. Music reviewer Marty Duda reported, “It was clear from the way Peyton spoke about his custom-made instruments and his own songs that the man has a deep love for what he is doing. By the end of the 15-song show, so did his audience”.
The Rev. Peyton is very much looking forward to returning to Aotearoa, saying “Last time we were in New Zealand, we were welcomed with a M?ori haka, we fished, we swam in the clear blue water, and we made amazing friends. It’s going to be tough to beat that first tour, but we are so excited and we are going to try”.
The Big Damn Band has won a large and loyal fan base the world over, thanks to their great sense of humour, high-energy showmanship along with nine acclaimed albums and tireless touring efforts including all of the big festivals; SXSW, Glastonbury, Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, High Sierra, and Warped Tour. With nearly 6 million combined views of the Rev playing his Shotgun Guitar (true story), there is much to learn about this band!
RENZ Shares new single ‘Want Me ft. Trinna Carter’
Following on from his single ‘Anyting’, which was released via New Gen / Remote Control, Renz is back with ‘Want Me ft. Trinna Carter’, another laid-back summertime jam that will make you regret never getting around to booking that winter break to Mauritius.
Even managing to bring summer-vibes to the basement club of Birthdays in Shoreditch, if Renz and Trinna Carter’s new video doesn’t help you shrug off the winter chill, I don’t know what will. Filled with Renz’ blissed out approach to vocals and production, it’s an unassuming earworm.
Having executive produced the first New Gen record as well as creating one of the most popular song on it (Flexin’), London’s Renz steps further out of the pack and into his own light as a solo artist with ‘Want Me’, which will feature on forthcoming self-released mixtape Lifestyle.
Aromanticism is a concept album about lovelessness as a sonic dreamscape. Set for September 22nd release via Jagjaguwar, it seeks to interrogate social constructions around romance. The debut will include the recently released single ‘Doomed’ as well as new versions of standouts ‘Lonely World’ and ‘Plastic’.
Moses Sumney puts a great deal of thought into the heartfelt music he creates. On his debut album, Aromanticism, he was inspired by everything from the works of Plato and Aristophanes’ account of the origin of humanity to the Bible, particularly Genesis and the story of creation. It’s all in an attempt to understand human relationships and the sorts of couplings we tend to be drawn to. But despite the working and reworking it took to put these ideas to song, and to then make his brilliant debut, there’s a spontaneous side that you’ll see in this Tiny Desk Concert.
DIRECTED BY AND FEATURING NEW YORK CITY BALLET CHOREOGRAPHER JUSTIN PECK
SLEEP WELL BEAST NOMINATED FOR TWO 2018 GRAMMY® AWARDS
Playing Auckland’s Villa Maria Winery – Feb 23, 2017
The National are pleased to release the video for “Dark Side Of The Gym”, directed, choreographed and starring NYC Ballet Resident Choreographer and soloist Justin Peck and executive produced by former Miami City Ballet dancer and current dance filmmaker Ezra Hurwitz. Also starring former Miami City Ballet mentor and Principal dancer, Patricia Delgado, the video finds the duo gracefully move around a balloon filled auditorium. The video premiered via New Yorker, who described it as “essentially an extended pas de deux, highly technical but low-key, intimate, and a little sexy…The song and the video read like a love letter. At the end, as the music frays and the dancing stops, the camera settles on Delgado’s sorrowful, vulnerable expression.”
It’s already been a big week for the band, with their critically acclaimed new album Sleep Well Beast receiving Grammy nominations for Best Alternative Music Album and Best Recording Package.
The National are returning to New Zealand in 2018 to play on the Feb 23 in the beautiful grounds of Villa Maria Winery – Auckland.
Recently Wiki dropped in to hang with our own Zane Lowe…and had to have a play on the new drum machine! Check it out wiki wiki…
LISTEN: No Mountains In Manhattan – http://x-l-r.co/NMIM
After digitally releasing his album in August, Wiki is back this month to release his debut No Mountains in Manhattan IRL – on CD and 2LP!. Out now via XL Recordings, the album features fellow New York natives, both legend and novice, including Ghostface Killah, Lakutis, ACAB, Slicky Boy, Your Old Droog and more. Production credits include Ratking’s Sporting Life, Tony Seltzer, Kaytranada, Earl Sweatshirt, and Wiki himself.
Today kiwi singer-songwriter Corban Koschak, who creates under the guise of This Pale Fire, celebrates the release of his debut album Alchemy. A collection of carefully selected gems from his time up in Matakana writing songs with fellow New Zealand artist Levi Patel, this impressive debut work balances subtle, more ambient tracks like ‘Northern Lights’ with darker, angstier creations such as ‘End of Science’. Continue reading →
U.S. GIRLS Announces new album In a Poem Unlimited Releases new video ‘Velvet 4 Sale’
2017 marks a decade of U.S. Girls, the protean musical enterprise of multi-disciplinary artist, Meg Remy. Today, Remy announces her sixth studio album In a Poem Unlimited will be released Friday 16 February via 4AD / Remote Control. To celebrate she has shared a new single ‘Velvet 4 Sale’.
Remy’s second release for 4AD, which also includes her recently released single, ‘Mad As Hell’ was tracked in collaboration with Toronto-based instrumental collective the Cosmic Range, and features arrangements by long-time contributors Maxmilian Turnball and Louis Percival. The dizzying buffet of live grooves on In a Poem Unlimited represents an inversion of the dusty, sample-based minimal textures of Half Free, Remy’s 4AD debut.
In a Poem Unlimited features dark meditations reflecting charged atmospheres that precede and follow acts of violence. Many of the songs are character studies of women grappling with power. Remy also rallies against the public lies told by political and religious leaders, and more crucially, questions the lies we tell ourselves in order to survive. In A Poem Unlimited may be Remy’s most individually distilled protest to date.
Following ‘Mad As Hell’, album opener ‘Velvet 4 Sale’ is released today. The song concerns a female narrator imploring another to buy a gun for protection, impressing that the only way to change men is for women to use violence. Remy says, “Men are lucky women (and children) have yet to take up arms. And although I hope this never happens and I completely disagree that violence is ever effective, this very idea was ripe for a song.”
The accompanying video explores the idea of acknowledgement as a form of retribution, a counterbalance more powerful than violence itself. Remy plays a police officer who discovers that a fellow cop who has beaten his wife will be left off the hook as a “professional courtesy”. By the power of her unrelenting gaze she banishes the abuser in the final images of this powerful and provocative video. This striking tableau representing the power of bearing witness ties back into the album’s underlying theme; that truth and acknowledgement are our most potent and corrosive weapons in the fight against repressive inequality. Remy’s work with this video (which she co-directed with Alex Kingsmill) and the album as a whole, illustrate and seek to inspire the taking up of these moral arms.