Today sees Facing The Other Way published, the first ever comprehensive history on 4AD.
Written by author Martin Aston, the book extensively covers the label's achievements over the last thirty plus years, focusing on the period when the label was run by founder Ivo Watts-Russell and the music he helped bring to the world but also bringing the reader up to the modern day.
After nearly two years of exhaustive research, Facing The Other Way weighs in at over 600 pages and is unlike any other label history of it's kind. Published by The Friday Project, the cover has also fittingly been designed by Vaughan Oliver, the man who built 4AD's famed aesthetic, a key player in this story...
Los Angeles based Lo-Fang prepares for his debut album next year with the release of a limited 12” double A-side single, '#88' / 'Boris'.
Matthew Hemerlein, the man behind Lo-Fang, is classically trained in violin, cello, bass, piano and guitar, performing all the instruments on his debut album, Blue Film. Due to be released next year, the album was written and recorded in a farmhouse in Maryland, hotels and studios in Cambodia, London, Nashville, before being completed in the legendary Capitol Studios in Los Angeles. Highly detailed, the album has roots in electronic, R&B, classical, and folk music, cast through a pop prism.
Twin Shadow has posted a brand new track, 'Old Love / New Love', his first new material since last year's album, Confess.
The track appears in the soundtrack for the most anticipated new game of the year, Grand Theft Auto V, released today via Rockstar Games. Not only is the track included, George also has the honour of hosting his own in game radio station called Radio Mirror Park...
Indians starts his North American tour tonight, confirmed to support Phosphoresent.
In addition to these shows, Søren will also play a handful of free, all-ages instore performances along the way. They are Jackpot Records in Portland on September 26th, Rhino Records in Pomona on the 30th, Origami Vinyl in Los Angeles on November 1st and Stinkweeds Record Exchange in Phoenix on the 4th.
Today also sees the evocative new video for 'La Femme', taken from the debut album Somewhere Else, posted online. Directed by Ty Olson...