A sneak peak of just *some* of the goodies we have to look forward to in the New Year:
Three years on from LA four-piece Warpaint’s unforgettable debut ‘The Fool’ we are very excited to be able to tell you that their follow-up, self-titled album is set for release on 20th January in the UK and 21st January in the US.
‘Love Is To Die’ – the first single to be taken from ‘Warpaint’ – has barely left the Rough Trade Records office stereo since Radio 1′s Zane Lowe made it his Hottest Record In The World.
Check it out along with the official album artwork by visionary director Chris Cunningham here.
Or watch it, here:
Dazed Digital have an illuminating interview with Chris about his work with Warpaint, read it – HERE
2. Keep It Healthy
3. Love Is To Die
8. Go In
9. Feeling Alright
‘Warpaint’ was co-produced by Warpaint and Flood (PJ Harvey, Sigur Ros, New Order, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Foals), and mixed by Flood and Nigel Godrich (Radiohead). The album was conceived after some writing and recording sessions that took place in The Joshua Tree late last year.
You can catch Theresa, Emily, Jenny and Stella and their new music at the following European dates:
23/01/14 BRIGHTON, UK – Brighton Dome
25/01/14 OXFORD, UK – O2 Academy
19/02/14 LEEDS, UK – O2 Academy
20/02/14 LIVERPOOL, UK O2 Academy
21/02/14 BRISTOL, UK – O2 Academy
24/02/14 AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – Paradiso
Domino recording artistes Real Estate are in the studio in Chicago recording album #3 – the follow up to the gorgeous ‘Days’ – and have these teasey teasers to…erm… tease us with!
Meanwhile, Matt Mondanile from Real Estate (and Ducktails) has this mixtape up for your listening pleasure: CHECK
Mark McGuire has announced his upcoming debut release, ‘Along The Way’, on Dead Oceans.
Slated for release on February 3rd 2013, the conceptual album details an existential journey of a an individual seeking definition and enlightenment.
McGuire has shared the first single ‘The Instinct’ and its remix by Norwegian producer and Lindstrøm collaborator, Prins Thomas.
The accompanying YouTube visual loops feature footage filmed in Tokyo and at the Intergratron sound bath in Joshua Tree.
For those following McGuire’s post-Emeralds musical ascent thus far, ‘Along The Way’ is a culmination of a prodigious and prolific artist.
Full blurb below – ENJOY these fantastic videos!
Mark McGuire first came to prominence as part of the Cleveland drone collective Emeralds, a band that single handedly forced a shift towards meditative and understated sounds in a scene known for noise and chaos.
McGuire’s first solo release in 2006 showcased a natural affinity for melody, slowly disintegrating loops and composition. By 2009 his solo debut album Living With Yourself was garnering praise from press and audiences alike. McGuire as a solo performer made a direct connection with fans through his hypnotic playing, becoming more complex in its dynamics and phrasings. The album’s 2011 follow up Get Lost furthered the guitarist’s palate to include a sun-bleached digital effect.
On Along The Way, McGuire presents his unique vision of modern psychedelia. Using electric and acoustic guitars, a Talkbox, drum machines, a mandolin and lots in between, McGuire conducts a sonic exploration of the inner self. “This story is an odyssey through the vast, unknown regions of the mind,” he explains in the liner notes, “The endless unfolding of psychological landscapes, leading to perpetual discoveries and expansions, in a genuinely emergent and infinite world of worlds.” Divided over four sides of a double LP, the journey unfolds with plinking reflective guitars (“In Search of the Miraculous”), the sound of a father’s voice sampled from VHS (“The Human Condition”), gorgeous uplifting synth tones and softly mumbled vocals (“Arrival Begins The Next Departure”). Along The Way is a wholly immersive and captivating listen that McGuire says, “is not a critique, it is not instructional, nor is it a proclamation that I believe I have gone through this journey and succeeded, not by a long shot. It is, however, a journey that I truly believe is offered to every man and woman who has ever lived, through the lightness that breathes through your heart when you feel the true touch of life, and the light of love.”
‘Along The Way’ Tracklisting
Wonderland of Living Things
In Search of the Miraculous
To The Macrobes (Where Do I Go?)
Silent Weapons (The Architects of Manipulation)
The Human Condition (Song For My Father)
For the Friendships (Along the Way)
Arrival Begins the Next Departure
The War on Consciousness
The Lonelier Way
Turiya (The Same Way)