The National will put on their first hometown show in over a year and a half when they perform at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on June 5th. Their last New York appearance was a sold out run of six consecutive nights at the Beacon Theater.
Tickets go on sale to the public at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 18th via ticketmaster. The 17,000 capacity Barclays Center opened in September of 2012 and not only serves as home to NBA’s Brooklyn Nets but has also hosted concerts by Jay-Z,...
Daughter have revealed details of their debut album which will see the light of day this Spring. The London-based trio of Elena Tonra, Igor Haefeli and Remi Aguilella will release If You Leave on March 18th 2013 through 4AD worldwide (April 30th in N. America via Glassnote).
If You Leave was recorded over a period of months at home and in various spaces across London. Production was overseen by Igor with additional production from Rodaidh McDonald (The xx, Adele) and Jolyon Vaughan Thomas (Maps), and mixed by Ken Thomas (Sigur Ros, M83) at High Bank Studio and mastered by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road Studios.
Ahead of the release of their debut album, Somewhere Else, on January 28th, Indians have made available a free download of their new single. For the uninitiated, 'I Am Haunted' is the perfect entry point into the star-gazing otherworldliness of Somewhere Else, touched with the resignation of heartbreak and a dreamy lovelorn weariness, its head in the clouds, heart in its hands. Download 'I Am Haunted' here, or stream below.
Fans of the track can also hear a live version of the song on John Kennedy's XFM show tonight, recorded as part of a four track session which includes various songs from the album. Listen here from 11pm tonight (9th Jan).
Released on 11th March (19th in North America), Stornoway's second album, Tales From Terra Firma, is an album of stories – birth, death, marriage, coming of age: The Big Stuff.
As is true of classic songwriting partnerships, lyricist Brian Briggs' eloquence coupled with his crystalline voice unites with Jon Ouin's stunning arrangements to form a musical mirror. Tales From Terra Firma reflects powerful life experiences, the great outdoors and the passing of time, which is a major theme of the album. Indeed, the songs were mostly written in a camper van in land-locked Oxford but on listening, the yearning for adventure and the freedom of the coast and wild places is palpable. And with that, Stornoway have self-produced a record that marks a new sophistication in compositional and, in particular, lyrical qualities, while still retaining the charm of their debut that so many fell in love with
Following its worldwide premiere in November, Efterklang have confirmed details of an exclusive UK screening of 'The Ghost Of Piramida', a film by Danish director Andreas Koefoed, documenting the Danish trio's visit to the former Russian mining town.
Accompanied by their taciturn Russian polar bear guard, the group goes on a treasure hunt in the empty buildings of the abandoned town, while the narrator, former Piramida citizen Alexander, takes us back to a bygone era, when Piramida...