WHITNEY ANNOUNCES ‘LIGHT UPON THE LAKE’

WHITNEY ANNOUNCES ‘LIGHT UPON THE LAKE: DEMO RECORDINGS’ OUT NOVEMBER 10TH

Whitney are pleased to announce the release of Light Upon The Lake: Demo Recordings coming out November 10th, and share the previously unreleased song, “You and Me.” The track was written in 2014-2015 during the early sessions for Light Upon The Lake.

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Tom Rogerson signs with Dead Oceans & makes album with Brian Eno!

Introducing Tom Rogerson
New Signing to Dead Oceans
Debut album,

Tom Rogerson with Brian Eno

Finding Shore

out December 8th on Dead Oceans

Dead Oceans is happy to welcome the pianist Tom Rogerson to the roster. His elegant and evocative debut, Finding Shore, a 13-track collaboration that began after Rogerson met Brian Eno after a gig, arrives December 8th.

Listen to ‘Motion in Field’ here:

Finding Shore is the sound of Rogerson distilling the essence of what he does after a protracted musical journey from childhood until now. He took the traditional route of music lessons and learning notation before starting composing “properly”. As a 17-year-old he had the odd contrast of being taught by the composer Harrison Birtwistle but also working as lounge pianist in a dilapidated hotel in Peterborough.

He spent some time in New York playing jazz, recording with Reid Anderson of The Bad Plus, and had a successful career with post-rock group Three Trapped Tigers, yet however enjoyable that experience was, he admits it was “definitely a diversionary tactic”. Everything seemed to be an escape from the classical world or, as Rogerson himself puts it, “falling out of my ivory tower very slowly”.

Upon meeting Eno, the pair didn’t speak about music at all, but bonded over their roots in the Suffolk town of Woodbridge, located on the strange flat landscape of Eastern England, all heathland, military testing sites, estuary mud and the site of the ancient Sutton Hoo ship burial.

Eno’s influence on Finding Shore began by enabling Rogerson to overcome his fear of committing any one piece to its own album. As a way to open Rogerson up, Eno suggested they try experimenting with the Piano Bar, an obscure piece of Moog gear that works by using infrared beams focussed on each piano key; these are then broken as the keys are played, transforming the piano’s note into a midi signal that can then be used to trigger or generate new, digital sound. As Rogerson improvised at the piano, Eno improvised with the midi signal to create a unique piece of music.

The chance meeting with Eno and subsequent conversation about the Suffolk landscape did find its way into Finding Shore. “I do totally hear it, I’ll listen and think ‘oh that sounds like the bells at Woodbridge, that’s the birds, the wind rustling in the reeds’. I think it permeates my music, and Brian’s ambient records. That ‘is it organic or is it electronic thing’ is so interesting”.

Pre-order link:
tomrogerson.lnk.to/FindingShore

TRACK LIST:

1. Idea of Order at Kyson Point
2. Motion in Field
3. On-ness
4. March Away
5. Eastern Stack
6. Minor Rift
7. The Gabbard
8. Red Slip
9. Quoit Blue
10. Marsh Chorus
11. An Iken Loop
12. Chain Home
13. Rest

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THE LEMON TWIGS RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘WHY DIDN’T YOU SAY THAT?’

The Lemon Twigs
Hear Second Brothers of Destruction EP Track
‘Why Didn’t You Say That?’


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“A beautiful, mad jigsaw of ideas.”Loud And Quiet – Album of the Week

“Do Hollywood is a special little record with surprises around every corner that constantly thrill and excite.”The Line Of Best Fit – Album of the Week

“Do Hollywood is a curiosity, but a pretty glorious one.”The Guardian ****

“The Lemon Twigs have created their own world, and it was exciting to witness it for the first time.”The Times ****

“A hugely entertaining, hyperactive romp crammed with lush, Beatles-y harmonies, vaudeville pop and histrionic rock opera flourishes.”Q

“Baroque and power pop splendour.”MOJO

“The future of rock ‘n’ roll.”NME ****

Ahead of their Brothers of Destruction EP, The Lemon Twigs have shared a second song from Brothers of Destruction, their forthcoming six-track EP due to be released on September 22 on 4AD. Premiered by BBC 6Music and Stereogum yesterday, ‘Why Didn’t You Say That?’ is now available on all streaming services.

‘Why Didn’t You Say That?’ –

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MIDNIGHT SISTER DROP VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘CLOWN’

Midnight Sister Share New Single

“Clown”
Saturn Over Sunset Out September 8th On Jagjaguwar


“Sounding at times like early Perfume Genius, L.A. band Midnight Sister shows off a knack for blending orchestral pop and psychedelia…”The FADER

“alluring and wonderfully timeless”Gorilla vs. Bear

“Their art-pop would appeal to fans of Broadcast, influential ’60s pioneers such as The United States of America and The Free Design, and Charlie Hilton.”Under The Radar

Midnight Sister continue their roll out of stunning visuals leading up to the release of their debut album, Saturn Over Sunset, due September 8th on Jagjaguwar. They’re proud to present the video for their new single, “Clown,” via Lenny Letter. “Clown” follows recent singles, “Daddy Long Legs,” “Blue Cigar” and “Leave You,” the latter two both receiving videos created by Midnight Sister’s Julianna Giraffe and her sister Nicky Giraffe. The sisters recently formed their own production house, Giraffe Studios LA, providing quite the stunning introduction for an exciting new band.

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METZ RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘MESS OF WIRES’

METZ DROP NEW SINGLE

‘MESS OF WIRES’

On September 22nd, METZ will release Strange Peace on Sub Pop / Rhythmethod, an emphatic but artful hammer swing to the status quo and their highly-anticipated third full-length album. Alex Edkins (guitar, vocals), Hayden Menzies (drums), and Chris Slorach (bass) recorded at Electrical Audio in Chicago, live off the floor to tape with Steve Albini.

The album includes ‘Drained Lake’, a relentless yet compact tumult that plays like a slightly slicker version of the trio’s signature sound and released today, ‘Mess of Wires’ – the latest and arguably greatest song to be released from METZ’s forthcoming album.

Listen to Mess Of Wires here:

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QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE DROP NEW SINGLE ‘THE EVIL HAS LANDED’

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE UNVEIL NEW SONG…
‘THE EVIL HAS LANDED’
TAKEN FROM THEIR FORTHCOMING ALBUM
VILLAINS OUT 25th AUGUST ON MATADOR RECORDS / RHYTHMETHOD IN NEW ZEALAND.

“Perhaps the most preposterously exciting Queens Of The Stone Age song ever” – MOJO Magazine on ‘The Evil Has Landed’, July 2017

PREVIEW / BUY THE EVIL HAS LANDED
Pre-order ‘Villains’ HERE

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MIDNIGHT SISTER RELEASES NEW TRACK “DADDY LONG LEGS”

Midnight Sister Share New Single “Daddy Long Legs”

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Debut Album Saturn Over Sunset Out September 8th On Jagjaguwar

Catch Them On Tour This Fall With D.D Dumbo

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“Sounding at times like early Perfume Genius, L.A. band Midnight Sister shows off a knack for blending orchestral pop and psychedelia…” – The FADER

“alluring and wonderfully timeless” – Gorilla vs. Bear

“Their art-pop would appeal to fans of Broadcast, influential ’60s pioneers such as The United States of America and The Free Design, and Charlie Hilton.” – Under The Radar

Midnight Sister continue their run of new singles today with “Daddy Long Legs” from their debut album, Saturn Over Sunset, coming out September 8th on Jagjaguwar. It follows the previously released singles, “Leave You” and “Blue Cigar,” both of which received videos expertly conceived and directed by Midnight Sister singer Juliana Giraffe and her sister Nicky Giraffe. The two have recently started their own production house, Giraffe Studios LA. In keeping with the cinematic theme of Saturn Over Sunset, Juliana designed an original movie poster to accompany the release of “Daddy Long Legs” (see above).

Midnight Sister — the project of intense creatives Juliana Giraffe and Ari Balouzian — is brought to you by the isolating landscape of the San Fernando Valley — its colors, its diners, its lunatics, its neon lights. Both lifelong residents of this storied valley, Giraffe and Balouzian have only become more inspired by the area’s mythology over the years, it’s two-faced magical wonderland and tragic circus. And Saturn Over Sunset works almost as an album version of Robert Altman’s Short Cuts, each song a character study of the valley’s odd personae.

Giraffe, 23, a daughter of an LA disc jockey, was raised almost exclusively on disco and Bowie. Her lyrics and lyrical melodies, informed very much by her filmmaking background, were composed gazing out from a tiny retail window on Sunset Boulevard. Her “Rear Window”-like longing allowed her imagination to run wild and cook up the wild narratives that would fill Balouzian’s compositions. Balouzian, 27, classically trained and already a go-to arranger for odd-pop names like Tobias Jesso Jr. and Alex Izenberg. Midnight Sister represents a first for both of them. It’s Giraffe’s first time writing and performing music. And it’s Balouzian’s first foray into playing true pop music.

Saturn Over Sunset is a shared musical vision of Hollywood’s oddest corners. It is the baroque, eldritch alley you must pass through to fine the speakeasy night of your life. You’ll come out bleary-eyed and the sunrise will be pouring all pink and orange through the smog and palm trees.

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