4AD are delighted to welcome SOHN to the fold.
First appearing late last year, SOHN (pronounced Sonn) has wasted no time in making a name for himself, both on record and live. Having escaped the lonely nighttime streets of London for the mountainous landscapes of Austria the previous year, SOHN's distinctive sound emerged naturally as he found inspiration in the contrasts between the two places he has called home. Considered and emotive, the results are astounding.
Informed by Vienna’s rich legacy of electronic music, SOHN creates a sound that blends his haunting vocals with a backdrop of analogue drum machines and synths, which makes nods to the past, but always forges forward into the new. Aside from emphasising the soulfulness of his voice, his lyrics expertly play with the phonetics of language, wrapping his sonorous vocals around the gaps between sentences and lending those words more prominence.
Camera Obscura have revealed further details of their fifth studio album, Desire Lines, set for release on June 3rd/4th via 4AD.
Desire Lines started life in 2011 - shortly after the release of their 4AD debut My Maudlin Career – as demos put together in singer Tracyanne Campbell’s flat. Revisiting those songs a couple of years later, the band made the decision to decamp from their native Glasgow to Portland, Oregon to work with GRAMMY-nominated producer Tucker Martine (R.E.M., Spoon, My Morning Jacket), enlisting Neko Case and My Morning Jacket’s Jim James to contribute vocals along the way.
"A great songwriter at his most relaxed and direct." Daily Telegraph (5/5)
"A work of immense beauty and scale… A stunner." Uncut (9/10)
"It never feels over-done; rather every flourish feels vital and necessary." Record Collector (4/5)
"A brilliantly written collection and an album of the year." Metro (4/5)
"Beam grows in confidence with each release." The Independent on Sunday (4.5/5)
Ghost on Ghost, the critically-lauded fifth studio album...
Indians, the musical alter ego of Denmark's Søren Løkke Juul, finished his first North American co-headline tour with a very successful run at this year's SXSW, notably gracing the cover of the Arts section of the New York Times, being dubbed a "Festival Breakout" by the Los Angeles Times, and gaining high praise from the Chicago Tribune and Pitchfork.
Now Indians is pleased to announce the a select number of North American tour, which kick-off immediately after his previously...
Having last night premiered their new album live, Trouble Will Find Me, at an intimate show at The Michelberger Hotel in Berlin, The National are today announcing a European tour that will take place at the end of the year.
Taking in ten countries, tickets for the tour will go on sale shortly, with a fan's pre-sale happening first. Dates vary slightly for when tickets will go on sale so please check The National's website www.americanmary.com for further information.