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Vampire Weekend has put forth the official video for “Diane Young.” Available now on YouTube, the video comes in fast on the heels of their newest album, Modern Vampires of the City, which debuted at #1 on Billboard 200.
Directed by Primo Kahn, “Diane Young” is a veritable who’s-who of indie notables with cameos from the likes of The Walkmen’s Hamilton Leithauser, Sky Ferreira, Chromeo, Santigold, Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth, and Despot, among others.
The band continues to find success with their second straight #1 album, with Modern Vampires of the City selling nearly 135,000 units in its first week. The record has generated vast excitement and immediate critical acclaim, including a stellar return to to Saturday Night Live, a 4.5 star Rolling Stone lead review and a 9.3 rating from Pitchfork.
Today also marks the band’s first Top 10 radio single in the United States with “Diane Young.” The single moves from #12 to #9 on the Mediabase Modern Rock Chart.
Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij, Chris Baio and Chris Tomson continue to tour extensively in support of Modern Vampires of the City. See below for tour dates and check back at vampireweekend.com.
06/23/13 – Dover, DE – Firefly Festival
06/26-30/13 – Pilton, UK – Glastonbury Festival
06/27/13 – Bournemouth, UK – O2 Academy Bournemouth
06/28/13 – Portsmouth, UK – Portsmouth Guildhall
07/02/13 – Cologne, Germany – E-Werk
07/03/13 – Munich, Germany – Tonhalle
07/04/13 – Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter
07/06/13 – London, UK – Olympic Park
07/07/13 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – De Wereld Draait Buiten
07/09/13 – Cholet, France – Poupet Festival
07/12/13 – Lisbon, Portugal – Optimus Alive
07/13/13 – Bilbao, Spain – BBK Live
07/14/13 – Aix-Les-Bains, France – Musilac Festival
07/16/13 – Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom
07/17/13 – Hamburg, Germany – Grosse Freiheit
07/19/13 – Lewes, UK – Gentlemen of the Road Lewes Stopover
07/20/13 – Dublin, Ireland – Longitude Festival
08/04/13 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
08/05/13 – Minneapolis, MN – Orpheum Theatre
08/07/13 – Calgary, AB – Southern Alberta Jubilee
08/09/13 – Squamish, BC – Squamish Music Festival
08/11/13 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Festival
09/07/13 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling
09/14/13 – Madrid, Spain – DCODE Fest
09/20/13 – Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
09/28/13 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
10/04-06/13 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/08/13 – Kansas City, MO – Midland Theater
10/13/13 – Mexico City, Mexico – Corona Capital Music
11/21/13 – Paris, France – Zenith
Check out Queens of the Stone Age’s video, If I Had A Tail off of their new album, Like Clockwork (out June 4).
British chanteuse Kate Nash is giving fans a sneak peek into her brand new video for her latest single OMYGOD. Directed by Aram Rappaport, the clip is just a little taste of what’s to come on Monday, April 26th when the full video premieres on mtvU.
Kate will be on tour in the US throughout the month of May, starting May 9th in Santa Ana, Nash, and will spend 2 weeks on the West Coast before returning to the UK and Europe.
Kate Nash May 2013 Tour Dates:
May 9 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
May 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubador
May 11 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
May 13 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
May 14 – Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
May 15 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
May 17 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
May 18 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
May 21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
One of the clichés about Scandinavian countries is that they are neat and tidy, well ordered, clean. The same could not be said of Copenhagen four-piece When Saints Go Machine’s second full-length album, Infinity Pool. The opposite, in fact. It’s a record born out of an atmosphere of chaos, Which is not to say that the result is disjointed. It’s harder, darker and more synthetic than its predecessors. It opens with “Love And Respect,” which features a guest vocal from Killer Mike, who freewheels over a chugging, synth-drenched beat. Elsewhere, “Dead Boy” sees frontman Nikolaj Manuel Vonsild’s tremulous falsetto digitized and then floated over a semi-ambient soundscape, while “Infinity Killer” pitches skittering sound effects against a low-end drone.
Infinity Pool is more unapologetically electronic than anything the band have done before. On their debut album, Konkylie, they tried to make machines simulate nature, whereas on Infinity Pool, When Saints Go Machine are trying to capture a feeling of the absurdity of mankind trying to construct nature. Most of their productions consist of several layers in each song. With Konkylie, each of those layers almost fought to get the most attention, whereas, on Infinity Pool, they tried to make many of the layers sound immediate and simple. This album is slower and harder, yet it still has that signature When Saints Go Machine longing feeling, the glue that holds the album together.
Vonslid says the band felt nervous about the direction they took on Infinity Pool, unease that they were operating outside their comfort zone. “But,” he adds, “that’s a good thing. Whenever you feel a bit scared about putting something out, that’s how you should feel as an artist.”
When Saints Go Machine’s Infinity Pool is out May 28th on !K7. Watch the video for Infinity Pool’s’ first single, “Love and Respect,” below. It’s directed by Frederik Hviid and Sebastian Birk who describe it as “set in a dystopian future, the one remaining revolutionary keeps the last hope of the world in the trunk of his car, while the totalitarian authorities desperately want it back.”
WATCH WHEN SAINTS GO MACHINE’S “LOVE AND RESPECT” FEAT. KILLER MIKE VIDEO –
WHEN SAINTS GO MACHINE’S INFINITY POOL TEASER VIDEO -
Infinity Pool tracklisting:
01. Love and Respect feat. Killer Mike
02. Infinity Killer
04. Yard Heads
05. System of Unlimited Love
06. Mental Shopping Spree
12. Slave to the Take in your Heaven
Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds has debuted his first ever live action video for the song ‘Old Skin’ with PASTE, directed by Magnús Leifsson. The track features vocals from Icelandic singer Arnór Dan and is taken from Arnalds’ forthcoming studio album, For Now I Am Winter, due out on April 2nd with Mercury Classics. Composer Nico Muhly provided orchestral arrangements, and Arnalds introduces vocals to his songs for the first time through Arnór Dan. A 4-song sampler of the album, called The Winter EP, is available digitally this week on iTunes to tide fans over until the album release. After a lauded set at this year’s Iceland Airwaves, including an intimate KEXP live broadcast performance, Ólafur will return to the US with laptop and string section in tow for several live performances at this year’s SXSW [Dates Below].
Arnalds continues to steadily build a reputation as one of the world’s most bright and able young composers. Purveying a neo-classical style with an array of influences which range from electronica to minimalism, Arnalds is an artist who draws from a variety of sources whilst maintaining his own unique sound. Since the release of his 2007 debut, Eulogy for Evolution, the 26-year-old, has put his name to a variety of projects. Since 2009 he has scored films and TV shows including Another Happy Day, ITV’s upcoming drama Broadchurch and the Vanessa Hudgens-starring feature film Gimme Shelter, as well as having tracks featured on the soundtracks to Hollywood hits The Hunger Games and Looper. He’s also released two EPs each composed in a week; Found Songs in 2009 and Living Room Songs in 2011. Both of these collections featured works written and recorded in a day, the former innovatively released through Twitter and the latter released to his fans with accompanying videos through his social media channels and website.
For Now I Am Winter Tracklisting
1. Sudden Throw
3. For Now I Am Winter
4. A Stutter
5. Words of Amber
7. Hands, be Still
8. Only The Winds
9. Old Skin
10. We (Too) Shall Rest
11. This Place Was A Shelter
12. Carry Me Anew
Ólafur Arnalds at SXSW
Wed. 3/13 – Official Universal Music/Decca Label Group Showcase @ Yellow Lounge – 10pm
Thur. 3/14 – FILTER x Iceland Airwaves Day Party – 12:20pm
Thur. 3/14 – Equinox Mish Mash Party – 3pm
Thur. 3/14 – KEXP – 5:30pm
Fri. 3/15 – SONOS Performance House – 6pm
Check out Ty Segall’s new video for his single, “The Hill,” released last week on Drag City. Watch it below and via NPR Music, where it premiered earlier this morning, and relive the dominance of “The Hill” featuring Thee Oh Sees’ Brigid Dawson, alongside the man and video creator, himself. “The Hill” video serves to remind that Twins, the megaship from which “The Hill” originates, is all the way out on October 9th, and that Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees kick off a North American tour this week! No matter which way you slice his sides, Ty Segall simply sprouts new records like Hydra heads, faster than you can burn the stumps! Twins, though, Twins is a whole new beast, the likes of which you’ve yet not faced; please, be on the lookout as the beast rumbles towards you! With new Ty Segall albums suddenly appearing and destroying your mind, and a dense new batch of jams to look forward to, tickets for these upcoming shows are sure to be sold out everywhere Ty plays.
WATCH TY SEGALL’S “THE HILL” VIDEO:
WATCH TY SEGALL’S “THE HILL” VIDEO AT NPR MUSIC:
Stream/share/post Ty Segall’s “The Hill”:
Ty Segall’s Twins pre-order: http://www.dragcity.com/products/twins
“The Hill” 7″ & digital single purchase link: http://www.dragcity.com/products/the-hill
Download hi-res jpegs of Ty Segall & album art [login USER: press, password: presto!]: http://bit.ly/hMlSfv
TY SEGALL TOUR DATES (new dates in bold)
Tue. Sep. 11 – Las Vegas, NV @ Neon Reverb Festival w/ Thee Oh Sees
Thu. Sep. 13 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theater w/ Thee Oh Sees
Fri. Sep. 14 – Oklahoma City, OK @ ACM at UCO w/ Thee Oh Sees
Sat. Sep. 15 – Austin, TX @ La Zona Rosa w/ Thee Oh Sees
Tue. Sep. 18 – Atlanta, GA @ Goat Farm w/ Thee Oh Sees
Wed. Sep. 19 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree Café w/ Thee Oh Sees
Thu. Sep. 20 – Nashville, TN @ Zombie Shop w/ Thee Oh Sees
Fri. Sep. 21 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Thee Oh Sees
Sat. Sep. 22 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Well w/ Thee Oh Sees
Tue. Sep. 25 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom w/ Thee Oh Sees
Wed. Sep. 26 – Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton w/ Thee Oh Sees
Thu. Sep. 27 – Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House Parking Lot
Fri. Sep. 28 – Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium [2ND SHOW ADDED]
Sat. Sep. 29 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon w/ Thee Oh Sees
Sun. Sep. 30 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club w/ Thee Oh Sees
Sun. Oct. 14 – San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Festival
Wed. Nov. 7 – London, UK @ The Garage
Thu. Nov. 8 – Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institut
Fri. Nov. 9 – Glasgow, UK @ Art School
Sat. Nov. 10 – Athens, GR @ An Club
Mon. Nov. 12 – Lyon, FR @ Clacson
Tue. Nov. 13 – Amiens, FR @ La Lune des Pirates + K-Holes
Wed. Nov. 14 – Rennes, FR @ L’Antipote
Thu. Nov. 15 – Rouen, FR @ Le 106
Fri. Nov. 16 – Metz, FR @ Les Trinitaires
Sat. Nov. 17 – Besancon, FR @ La Rodia
Sun. Nov. 18 – Bourg en Bresse, FR @ La Tannerie
Mon. Nov. 19 – Milano, IT @ Low File
Tue. Nov. 20 – Lausanne, CH @ Le Romandie
Wed. Nov. 21 – Nïmes, FR @ La Paloma
Thu. Nov. 22 – San Sebastian, ES @ Gazteszena
Fri. Nov. 23 – La Roche Sur Yon, FR @ Le Fuzz’Yon
Sat. Nov. 24 – Paris, FR @ BB Mix Fest
Mon. Nov. 26 – Luxembourg City, LU @ Exit 07
Tue. Nov. 27 – Kortrijk, BE @ DE Kreun
Wed. Nov. 28 – Groningen, NL @ Vera Club
Thu. Nov. 29 – Leipzig, DE @ UT Connewitz
Fri. Nov. 30 – Brussels, BE @ Atelier 210
Sat. Dec. 1 – Koln, DE @ Mini Fest
Sun. Dec. 2 – Utrecht, NL @ Guess Who Festival
Tue. Dec. 11 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Wed. Dec. 12 – Vancouver, BC @ Waldorf
Thu. Dec. 13 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater
Sat. Dec. 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
Ty Segall online:
“You Make The Sun Fry” (Drag City Limits) video: http://vimeo.com/43842912
“Where Your Head Goes” video: http://www.dragcity.com/artists/ty-segall/videos/105
“Goodbye Bread” video: http://www.dragcity.com/artists/ty-segall/videos/97
Jack White has unveiled an exclusive first look at “Freedom at 21,” the third video from his universally acclaimed debut record Blunderbuss (Third Man/Columbia). “Freedom at 21″ is directed by Hype WIlliams, whose trailblazing 1990s work with 2Pac, The Notorious B.I.G. and Missy Elliott defined the modern hip hop visual aesthetic–and whose more recent clips for Kanye West and Nicki Minaj expanded it that much further.
For his first interpretation of a Jack White song, Williams infuses his signature style with elements of classic American Grindhouse–the result being a clip that defies and smashes the conventions and boundaries of both the hip hop and rock video worlds.
Get a sneak peek of “Freedom at 21″ before the full length video premieres Monday, July 16th by watching the trailer here:
Additionally, “A Conversation With Jack White” will take place on Friday, August 10th at the Clive Davis Theater at The GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, CA. Jack will sit down with GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Bob Santelli for an afternoon discussion starting at 1 pm PT. Third Man Records Vault members can enter to win tickets today to this exclusive event here: http://modlife.com/thirdmanrecords. American Express Cardmembers will be able to purchase tickets through an exclusive pre-sale starting tomorrow, July 13th at 12 pm PT, followed by a general on-sale Wednesday, August 1st at 12pm PT here: www.grammymuseum.org/white.
Finally, as of July 10th, the B-sides to Blunderbuss’ three singles to date, were made available digitally for the first time. Previously available only on vinyl, “Love Interruption” b/w “Machine Gun Silhouette”, “Sixteen Saltines” b/w Jack’s cover of U2′s “Love Is Blindness” and “Freedom At 21″ b/w “Inaccessible Mystery” can now be purchased at online retailers.
In the meantime, Jack White and his Peacocks and Buzzards continue to tour the world. See them here:
07/20/12 – Dover, Delaware – Firefly Music Festival
07/25/12 – Melbourne, Australia – Festival Hall
07/26/12 – Sydney, Australia – Hordern Pavillion
07/27/12 – Byron Bay, Australia – Splendour In The Grass Festival
07/29/12 – Niigata, Japan – Fuji Rock Festival
08/05/12 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
08/06/12 – Omaha, NE – Omaha Music Hall
08/08/12 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
08/10/12 – Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Auditorium
08/11/12 – Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Auditorium
08/12/12 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
08/14/12 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater
08/15/12 – Portland, OR – Rose Quarter – Theater of the Clouds
09/08/12 – London, UK – iTunes Festival
10/12-14/12 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/26-28/12 – New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
Multi-platinum producer and songwriter will.i.am makes his solo debut as a director with his latest video for his new single “This Is Love.” The track, co-produced by will.i.am, Swedish House Mafia’s Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso, featuring Dutch born singer-songwriter Eva Simons will be available next month.
“This Is Love” is the follow-up to “T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)” featuring Mick Jagger and Jennifer Lopez. Both tracks will be available on will’s solo release #willpower.
“I’m so proud of my journey and the experiences made possible by you guys. I don’t like to use the word fans. I like to use the word fams short for family. This is love. Thank you,” said will.i.am.
Click here to view “This Is Love”:
What do Shia LaBeouf’s penis, expressive dance, scorpion lollipops, a Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka-like high cross body, butterflies and eight years bad luck have in common?
They’re all part of the dreamy new video from Sigur Rós’ “Fjögur Píano” off of their new album Valtari. Sigur Rós creates creates mental imagery in their music, and this video made me feel as though I’d been given a cocktail of the world’s most potent hallucinogens. This video created by Alma Har’el actually had me mouthing the words “what the FUCK?” I won’t even tell you the details of the video, because you’ll need to just watch it.
On a side note, if you ever get the opportunity to see Sigur Rós live, jump at it, and go. We were fortunate enough to see them at Bonnaroo a few years back, and it was beautiful. Their albums translate to the live spectrum quite well.