FUTURE GENERATIONS RELEASE TITLE TRACK OF NEW ALBUM LANDSCAPE

FUTURE GENERATIONS RELEASE TITLE TRACK OF NEW ALBUM LANDSCAPE

LP OUT SEPTEMBER 14 VIA FRENCHKISS RECORDS

MAJOR NORTH AMERICAN TOUR THIS FALL

 Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez

Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez

Brooklyn's Future Generations will release their new album Landscape via Frenchkiss Records on September 14 and today, they share the title track to the new record with fans. Stream/share "Landscape" HERE.

The band recently announced a massive tour of North America with dates that kick off September 18 at Philadelphia's Johnny Brenda's. The tour takes them to, among other markets, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, Chicago, IL and Montreal, QC. The dates conclude with a hometown show at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn, NY on October26. The full tour is listed below and including already-announced summer dates.

"Landscape" is the follow up to previously released single “All The Same," which was just included on Spotify's New Music Friday playlist. Blackbook Magazine have said "with its quirky, jittery rhythms and thoughtfully existential lyrics...the obvious touchstone would be Talking Heads. But the lush synths, sumptuous harmonies and infectious hooks recall everyone from OMD to Ladytron.” Saying Future Generations, "is ready to set the world on fire with its unabashed keyboard-driven explosive pop songs," Ghettoblasterfurther noted, "The music created by Future Generations takes the best elements of indie rock, wraps sweet melodies around those songs to become infections gems of sound."

"All The Same" is available here.

Landscape is the follow up to Future Generations’ 2016 eponymous debut. Produced by Justin Gerrish (Vampire Weekend, Hamilton Leithauser), Landscape is the first release from the band to feature their full lineup of Eddie Gore (vocals) Mike Sansevere(synthesizer, guitar, percussion), Eric Grossman (guitar), Devon Sheridan (bass), and Dylan Wells (percussion). 

Throughout Landscape the 5-piece build their pop-minded songcraft with bursts of free-form experimentation. And while the album’s abundance of hooky melodies makes each song immediately catchy, they unfold with an intricacy of detail that reveals more nuance and depth with every new listen.

Future Generations are unified by a passion for endless discovery in every element of the artistic process. “Making this album was the most creative time we’d ever experienced together,” says Gore. “I remember after the ninth day of recording, we were all walking to the subway together to go home, and we just stopped and looked at each other like, ‘This is crazy, what’s happening here.’ It was this euphoric experience’” In reflecting on their chosen name, Gore points to the band’s mission of transmitting that energy to others. “We’re all very optimistic people, who are really grateful to get to do what we love together,” he says. “Our hope is for future generations to also have that—to get to do what they love, and be with who they love. It’s a little idealistic, but I think that encapsulates the whole spirit of the band.”

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Future Generations On Tour:

  • 7/18 Fete Lounge - Providence, RI ^
  • 7/19 The Saint - Asbury Park, NJ ^
  • 7/20 Karl Hall - Wilkes Barre, PA ^
  • 9/18 Johnny Brenda's - Philly
  • 9/19 DC9 - Washington DC
  • 9/20 Evening Muse - Charlotte
  • 9/21 The Earl - ATL
  • 9/22 High Watt - Nashville
  • 9/24 Growlers - Memphis
  • 9/26 Gasa Gasa - New Orleans
  • 9/27 Warehouse Live (Green Room) - Houston
  • 9/28 Hotel Vegas - Austin
  • 9/29 Three Links - Dallas
  • 10/2 Rebel Lounge - Phoenix
  • 10/4 Soda Bar - San Diego
  • 10/5 - OC Tavern - San Clemente, CA
  • 10/6 The Echo - Los Angeles
  • 10/7 Cafe Du Nord - San Francisco
  • 10/9 The Holocene - Portland
  • 10/10 Barboza - Seattle
  • 10/12 Kilby Court - Salt Lake City
  • 10/14 - Lost Lake - Denver, CO
  • 10/16 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis
  • 10/17 Ruby - Madison
  • 10/18 Beat Kitchen - Chicago
  • 10/19 Zanzabar - Louiseville, KY
  • 10/20 Beachland Tavern - Cleveland
  • 10/21 Baby G - Toronto
  • 10/23 Bar Le Ritz - Montreal
  • 10/24 Middle East - Boston
  • 10/26 Baby’s All Right - New York
  • bold = newly announced, on tour with Zuli
  • * w/ The Lagoons
  • ^ w/ Plastic Picnic

Find Future Generations here:

futuregenerationsmusic.com

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FUTURE GENERATIONS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM "LANDSCAPE" TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 14

FUTURE GENERATIONS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM "LANDSCAPE" TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 14

BAND SHARES FIRST SINGLE “ALL THE SAME”

ON TOUR THIS SUMMER!

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Brooklyn-based Future Generations are happy to announce the forthcoming release of their sophomore album, Landscape.  The album will be released via Frenchkiss Records on September 14.  Today the band shares the first single, “All The Same” which premiered via Blackbook Magazine who note, “QUOTE.”  The band told them “All The Same” is “one of the oldest songs on the album. It's all about fighting this urge to get back into toxic relationships. The song was always about that, but the energy and arrangement of the song went through many changes, from the early stages to what it is now. This song took the longest to figure out how to make it feel just right, but its turned out to be one of our favorite songs on the record.”

LISTEN TO “ALL THE SAME”

Landscape is the follow up to Future Generations’ 2016 eponymous debut. Produced by Justin Gerrish (Vampire Weekend, Hamilton Leithauser), Landscape is the first release from the band to feature their full lineup of Eddie Gore (vocals)  Mike Sansevere (synthesizer, guitar, percussion), Eric Grossman (guitar), Devon Sheridan (bass), and Dylan Wells (percussion).  Of the album’s title, Gore notes it “came from ending the first significant relationship of my life. And with the band’s move to Brooklyn, we were all put into this world we’d never experienced—living on our own and navigating the landscape of being in New York City.”

In advance of Landscape’s release, Future Generations will be touring the East Coast and Midwest.  The dates are listed below with more to be confirmed.

As a trio, Future Generations created an EP that included their breakthrough single “Stars” which helped land them a deal with Frenchkiss Records before they had even finished school.  With the addition of Sheridan (whom Gore invited to join the band while waiting in line at a school dance) and Wells (a lucky Craigslist find), Future Generations now feels complete. Throughout Landscape the 5-piece build their pop-minded songcraft with bursts of free-form experimentation.  And while the album’s abundance of hooky melodies makes each song immediately catchy, they unfold with an intricacy of detail that reveals more nuance and depth with every new listen. Today’s single exemplifies this chemistry as it builds a brilliant tension between its nostalgia-soaked synth lines and lyrics that perfectly channel a pre-breakup disillusionment.

Above all, Future Generations are unified by a passion for endless discovery in every element of the artistic process. “Making this album was the most creative time we’d ever experienced together,” says Gore. “I remember after the ninth day of recording, we were all walking to the subway together to go home, and we just stopped and looked at each other like, ‘This is crazy, what’s happening here.’ It was this euphoric experience’” In reflecting on their chosen name, Gore points to the band’s mission of transmitting that energy to others. “We’re all very optimistic people, who are really grateful to get to do what we love together,” he says. “Our hope is for future generations to also have that—to get to do what they love, and be with who they love. It’s a little idealistic, but I think that encapsulates the whole spirit of the band.”

Pre-order Landscape HERE

Future Generations On Tour:

  • 6/9 Jammin Java - Vienna, VA
  • 6/10 Laurelive Festival - Cleveland, OH
  • 6/11 MOTR Pub - Cincinnati, OH *
  • 6/12 The Basement - Columbus, OH *
  • 6/14 Founders Brewing - Grand Rapids, MI *
  • 6/15 Yacht Club - Iowa City, IA *
  • 6/16 Record Bar - Kansas City, MO *
  • 6/19 The Cooperage - Milwaukee, WI *
  • 6/20 Mac's Bar - Lansing, MI *
  • 6/21 Marble Bar - Detroit, MI *
  • 6/22 Rivoli's - Toronto, ON *
  • 6/23 The Funhouse at Mr. Small's - Pittsburgh, PA *
  • 7/18 Fete Lounge - Providence, RI ^
  • 7/19 The Saint - Asbury Park, NJ ^
  • 7/20 Karl Hall - Wilkes Barre, PA ^
  • * w/ The Lagoons
  • ^ w/ Plastic Picnic

Landscape Tracklisting:

  1. Stranger
  2. Landscape
  3. Caught Me By Surprise
  4. Suddenly
  5. All The Same
  6. Out Loud
  7. Take Me There
  8. Hurry Home
  9. I Never Knew I Was Lonely
  10. Tear You Down
  11. Incomplete

Find Future Generations here: Facebook ** Twitter ** Instagram

NEDELLE TORRISI SHARES VIDEO FOR "RICH KIDS WORLD"

NEW LP ONLY FOR YOU OUT FRIDAY MAY 18 ON FRENCHKISS RECORDS

PLAYING MAY 17 AT FREEHAND HOTEL IN LOS ANGELES, CA

In advance of the May 18 release of her new album, Only For You (Frenchkiss Records), Nedelle Torrisi has revealed the video for her single "Rich Kids World."  It debuted via Culture Creature who notes, "QUOTE" and she told them "The sarcastic lyrics are about how the world is made for rich people, so I play both an Italian movie star and an Italian peasant in the video. It's an homage to my Sicilian heritage, as my grandparents came to the states the year before the Great Depression and built a life during that difficult time."

Watch the "Rich Kids World" video, directed by Natalie Fält, here:

To celebrate the Only For You release, Nedelle is playing a record release partytomorrow, May 17, at The Freehand Hotel in Los Angeles.

Only For You  is the follow up to 2015's Advice From Paradise and was co-produced by Torrisi and Billy Uomo  (Babes) who also played and programmed drums. Jeremy Gara of Arcade Fire lent his skills to Only For You, along with many other talented L.A.-based musicians. "Good Love" was produced by the band Inc., Kenny Gilmore (Ariel Pink) produced "Show Me Your Face" and "Vision of Love." David Greenbaum (Beckand Gilmore mixed the album.

Beyond her own work, Torrisi has contributed and played with a number of artists and bands whose ranks include Ariel Pink, Dev Hynes and Sufjan Stevens. Her accomplishments extend to being the "Dear Abby"of the indie rock world by way of a long-running advice column called "Advice from Paradise." In the past The New York Times has said Torrisi has "a guileless voice, an instrument of earnest pleasure and petition," and Stereogum has noted her music has "80s synths that imply carefree pop, but Torrisi's gorgeous, layered vocals add depth that the '80s themselves never achieved." 

"Nedelle Torrisi's synthpop songs are electric and enigmatic, lovelorn and warm. They carry undeniable undertones of 90's R&B that can be credited to her formal jazz training in college, seamlessly paired with with airy 80's synths. Uproxx

The Only For You pre-order (available here) includes the singles "Rich Kid's World" as well as "and "Bad Dream."

Only For You Tracklisting

  1. Love To The Limit
  2. Rich Kid's World
  3. Discipline    
  4. Complicated                   
  5. Candy                      
  6. Bad Dream                    
  7. Good Love                   
  8. Slow Motion                  
  9. Could You Be Down       
  10. Vision of Love                
  11. Show Me Your Face

Find Nedelle Torrisi here:

Facebook ** Instagram ** Twitter

ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER’S NEW ALBUM REBOUND OUT NOW & STREAMING VIA CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

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“Eleanor Friedberger has set herself apart as one of indie rock’s sharpest narrators. With “Rebound,” her fourth solo LP, Ms. Friedberger swerves toward New Romantic balladry, with echoes of the ’80s goth disco in Greece that gave the album its name.” -- New York Time

“Friedberger’s finest solo album to date...Supple, elastic, and in forward motion, it loses nothing in translation.” - Mojo

Eleanor Friedberger's new album, Rebound, on Frenchkiss Records is out TODAY! The album is streaming via Consequence of Sound.  The album stream is accompanied by a lengthy interview about each song on the album with Eleanor; click HERE to listen to it all now. 

Rebound takes significant inspiration from Eleanor’s time spent in Greece.  Half-Greek herself, Eleanor frequently traveled to Greece to see family, but decided in 2016 to really immerse herself in the culture.  She says:

“I spent most of 2016 on the road, and I needed to keep that momentum going. I had always wanted to spend more time in Greece; take Greek lessons and get to know Athens better while hopefully writing some music. After November 8, 2016 I set that loose plan into motion. While friends back home were suddenly becoming politically activated for the first time, it was exciting to be living in a city where protest marches occur on a weekly, or sometimes daily basis. I assembled a band of Greek musicians, played a few shows, learned a few more Greek words, but didn't get much writing done. It turned out to be more of a reconnaissance mission.

After a month in Athens I asked my friend, the Greek musician Σtella, “What's one thing I have to do before I leave?" After some long and careful consideration she smiled and said, "you have to go to Rebound. It's a time warp; kind of an 80s goth disco where everyone does the chicken dance; you’ll love it... but it's only open on Saturdays after 3:00 AM." Rebound proved to be a revelation in terms of finding the sound and energy for my fourth album.”

Rebound is the incredible next step in a lauded, brilliant recording career by one of the most prolific, daring independent artists of our time.  From her days spent in The Fiery Furnaces, creating melodically off-kilter, idiosyncratic mini-epics, to her three acclaimed previous solo albums, Eleanor Friedberger continues to create exactly what we need to hear when we need to hear it.  Always anchored by her plaintive, velvety alto, and Dylan-esque lyrical treatises, Rebound is Eleanor at her very best, and a welcome addition to her rich, celebrated catalogue.

Eleanor will be playing select solo shows before opening for The Decemberists in May and June. She will be embarking on a full US tour in the fall. Tour dates are:

Tour Dates :

  • April 28: BSP, Kingston, USA
  • May 1: Bowery Ballroom, New York, USA
  • May 3: The Drake, Toronto, Canada
  • May 5: Lincoln Hall, Chicago, USA
  • May 9: The Moroccan Lounge, LA, USA
  • May 23: Uptown Theatre, KC, USA*
  • May 25: Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, USA*
  • May 26: Art Park, Buffalo, USA*
  • May 28: Metropolis, Montreal, Canada*
  • May 30: Sony Center, Toronto, Canada*
  • May 31: Benedum Centre, Pittsburgh, USA*
  • June 2: Murat Theatre, Indianapolis, USA*
  • June 5: Iroquois Amp, Louisville, USA*
  • * w/ The Decemberists

 

Eleanor Friedberger:

Website * Facebook * Instagram * Twitter

 

ISLAND Announce North American Tour!

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Tickets for the North American Tour go on sale Friday, March 23 @ 10am EST! 

http://islandislandisland.com/

Tour Dates:

🇨🇦 09.12 // Vancouver, BC
🇺🇸 09.14 // Seattle, WA
🇺🇸 09.15 // Portland, OR
🇺🇸 09.17 // San Francisco, CA
🇺🇸 09.18 // Los Angeles, CA
🇺🇸 09.20 // Costa Mesa, CA
🇺🇸 09.21 // San Diego, CA
🇺🇸 09.22 // Phoenix, AZ
🇺🇸 09.25 // Austin, TX
🇺🇸 09.26 // Dallas, TX
🇺🇸 09.28 // Kansas City, MO
🇺🇸 09.29 // Minneapolis, MN
🇺🇸 10.01 // Chicago, IL
🇺🇸 10.02 // Columbus, OH
🇺🇸 10.04 // Boston, MA
🇺🇸 10.05 // Washington, DC
🇺🇸 10.06 // Brooklyn, NY

NEDELLE TORRISI NEW ALBUM ONLY FOR YOU TO BE RELEASED MAY 18

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ONLY FOR YOU TO BE RELEASED MAY 18 VIA FRENCHKISS RECORDS

SHARES NEW SINGLE "RICH KID'S WORLD" - PREMIERES VIA UPROXX

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Nedelle Torrisi is happy to announce the upcoming release of her new solo album Only For You.  The LP will be released on May 18 via Frenchkiss Records, her first for the label.   Today she shares a new single - " Rich Kid's World" - which debuted via Uproxx. She told them the track "is about dreaming for the sake of dreaming, even when things are rough. It's about resisting the capitalist notion that if you buy things, you're getting closer to your dreams. But really the dream is always inside you." Uproxx notes the track is a "marching bit of dream-pop that's grapples with just how elusive dreams themeselves can seem."

LISTEN to "Rich Kid's World" here

The Only For You pre-order (available here) includes both "Rich Kid's World" as well as the previous standalone track " Love To The Limit" which Nedelle shared in November.

The Los Angeles-based Nedelle Torrisi has been a musician since the day she was born. And while her early years focused on jazz, her career -   from her previous solo albums to her work with Cryptacize (her band with Chris Cohen) - has always contained more of a 90s-R&B sensibility.  That appreciation is evident on today's "Rich Kid's World" and throughout the forthcoming Only For You.

Only For You was conceived while Nedelle was living in the Bay Area but came to fruition during a somewhat impulsive move to back to Los Angeles.  

She was in San Francisco for both law school and love - her long -distance boyfriend, also a musician, lived there too. The goal was to study, have her worldview challenged, and try out a different way of living. After a year of this life experiment, she had learned what she did not want, and the one thing she needed to make sense of it all was music. When the relationship ended, she packed a U-Haul and moved back to Los Angeles to "channel a wiser, tougher version of myself into soulful songs that are both hot and sweet."

Once in LA the process moved quite rapidly.  All of the recordings are based on demos that she made, and the LP finds Torrisi playing keyboards, guitar, and violin, and of course, handling vocal duties. Lyrically, Torrisi was inspired by her favorite poet, Emily Dickinson who she says "distilled sweeping ideas into a potent, direct form." She further explains, "this is what I strive for in terms of lyrics. A song is a three dimensional place which you enter for around three minutes. My goal is that you will see my intention with clarity and immediacy."  Looking to another poet she also cites a Francois Villon poem as an influence, describing it as "deep and slightly sarcastic. There is beauty in all of the suffering and it's our job to find it."

There is a sonic thread between Only For You and Torrisi's last release, 2015's Advice From Paradise, but the writing on the new album is intentionally tighter, and the production cleaner. She co-produced the album with Billy Uomo of the band Babes who also played and programmed drums.  Jeremy Gara of Arcade Fire lent his skills to Only For You, along with many other talented L.A.-based musicians. "Good Love" was produced by the band Inc., Kenny Gilmore (Ariel Pink) produced "Show Me Your Face" and "Vision of Love."  David Greenbaum (Beck) and Gilmore mixed the album.

Beyond her own work, Torrisi has contributed and played with a number of artists and bands whose ranks include Ariel PinkDev Hynes and Sufjan Stevens. Her accomplishments extend to being the "Dear Abby"of the indie rock world by way of a column called "Advice from Paradise," where she offers song recommendations to accompany her words of advice to those who write in.  In the past The New York Timeshas said Torrisi has " a guileless voice, an instrument of earnest pleasure and petition," and Stereogum has noted her music has "80s synths that imply carefree pop, but Torrisi's gorgeous, layered vocals add depth that the '80s themselves never achieved."  

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Only For You Tracklisting

  1. Love To The Limit
  2. Rich Kid's World 
  3. Discipline    
  4. Complicated                       
  5. Candy                      
  6. Bad Dream                    
  7. Good Love                   
  8. Slow Motion                  
  9. Could You Be Down       
  10. Vision of Love                
  11. Show Me Your Face

Find Nedelle Torrisi here:

Instagram ** Facebook ** Twitter

THE HOLD STEADY - NEW SINGLE!

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“EUREKA” B/W “ESTHER” ARRIVES AT ALL DSPS AND STREAMING SERVICES VIA FRENCHKISS RECORDS ON MARCH 12TH

SINGLE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD NOW EXCLUSIVELY VIA DONATION TO THE K+L GUARDIAN FOUNDATION

RUN OF THREE SOLD OUT LONDON SHOWS KICKS OFF FRIDAY, MARCH 9

The Hold Steady has released a new single. “Eureka” b/w “Esther” is arriving at all DSPs and streaming services via Frenchkiss Records on March 12th. 

“Eureka” b/w “Esther” is currently available to hear exclusively at The Hold Steady’s Bandcamp page. Anyone wishing to download the single can do so via Bandcamp, with all donations going to The K + L Guardian Foundation, a fund set up to benefit the children of Unified Scene founder Mike Van Jura, who died in November 2012. 

Listen / download at Bandcamp here

Recorded this past November in Brooklyn, NY, with producer Josh Kaufman, “Eureka” b/w “Esther” follows recent new recordings “Entitlement Crew” b/w “A Snake In The Shower.” These songs are the band’s first new material in four years, and the first studio recordings to feature longtime keyboard player Franz Nicolay since 2008’s beloved fourth album, STAY POSITIVE.

“Eureka” b/w “Esther” arrives as The Hold Steady prepare to kick off “Boys And Girls In London” - a remarkable three-show run that includes two nights at London’s Electric Ballroom and a further night at The Lexington - celebrating the music, community, and positivity that has defined the band since its very beginning. The Lexington show will be a special, intimate, celebration with fans, some of whom will be served a full Sunday roast dinner in the afternoon. Having filled Brooklyn Bowl with the show on four consecutive nights last November – an event that Uncut magazine described as “brilliant” - it’s now the UK’s turn to experience what they have in store. Complete with surprise special guests…

Friday 09 March – Electric Ballroom, London – SOLD OUT

Saturday 10 March – Electric Ballroom, London – SOLD OUT

Sunday 11 March – The Lexington, London – The Sunday Roast – SOLD OUT

The Hold Steady is: Bobby Drake (drums), Craig Finn (vocals, guitar), Tad Kubler (guitar, vocals), Franz Nicolay (keyboards), Galen Polivka (bass), and Steve Selvidge (guitar, vocals).

The Hold Steady: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Spotify

OUT TODAY! STRANGE NAMES' NEW ALBUM DATA!

Strange Names' new album Data is out today on Frenchkiss Records the tastemaking indie responsible for beloved breakouts Local NativesThe Hold SteadyPassion Pit,Bloc PartyDiet Cig and more. From Minneapolis to NYC, the trio has perfected a blend of irresistibly rhythmic retro reminiscent of The B-52s and Talking Heads and the contemporary appeal of pop powerhouses like Phoenix along the way. They'll celebrate record release with a show in NYC at Baby's All Right on February 24 and in LA at School Night on February 26.

STREAM STRANGE NAMES DATA

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"It's a billowing, luminous, impossible-to-ignore return, pop beamed in from another time, another place" - Clash

 "A non-conforming yet instantly recognizable delight" - The Line of Best Fit   

"..they seem to be able to alight on any era or genre – the power-pop perkiness of Supernatural Silence and Only Boy, the early-60s surf-pop harmonies of Overused Phrase, the wannabe John Hughes movie synthpop cuteness of the Neighbourhood – and construct a decent facsimile of it, while giving it their own Strange Names spin. The Guardian (Best New Band)

"That high-energy, New Wave-pop-sound is definitely infectious." - Brooklyn Magazine

"Layers of synths, spanning the spectrum from heavy and low-frequency to airy and jaunty, are punctuated with slap-happy drums and unexpectedly piercing lyrics... youthful angst through a retro filter." - Stereogum

Strange Names' debut album Use Your Time Wisely earned the trio nationwide attention and tour slots supporting the likes of Azealia Banks. Where their previous record emanated a more sleek and modular sound, Data ushers in a more rambunctious, rock-centered audio-aesthetic. After recording, the band spent a week with producer Jonathan Schenke (Parquet CourtsThe Drums), whose final mixing left hem with a record that’s assured, inventive and unabashedly fun. Amidst a grim and staggering cultural political zeitgeist, Data acknowledges the trivialities of human existence with self-aware humour through dissociation and escapism. “It’s about adding an element of discovery to these things that are very mundane and routine for us,” Benzvi adds.

Strange Names Live:

  • February 24 | Brooklyn, NY at Baby's All Right
  • February 26 | Los Angeles, CA at School Night (Bardot: 1737 Vine St.)
  • February 28 | Loma Angeles, CA at Silverlake Lounge

ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER TO RELEASE "REBOUND" MAY 4TH!

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Acclaimed artist Eleanor Friedberger will release her new album, Rebound, on Frenchkiss Records on May 4, 2018.  The album’s dazzling first song, “In Between Stars,” which Eleanor calls an homage to 80’s dark goth pop, is out now; click HERE to listen to it.  In contrast to her 2016 lauded album New View, which Eleanor arranged and recorded with her touring band, Rebound was recorded mostly by Eleanor alone with assistance from producer Clemens Knieper.  The resulting album is an entirely new sound for Eleanor, exchanging live instrumentation for programmed drums, a Juno synthesizer, and muted guitars, creating a sonic landscape where influences range from Stereolab and Suicide to Lena Platonos and Yellow Magic Orchestra.  

In addition to a new sonic palette, Rebound takes significant inspiration from Eleanor’s time spent in Greece.  Half-Greek herself, Eleanor frequently traveled to Greece to see family, but decided in 2016 to really immerse herself in the culture.  She says:

“I spent most of 2016 on the road, and I needed to keep that momentum going. I had always wanted to spend more time in Greece; take Greek lessons and get to know Athens better while hopefully writing some music. After November 8, 2016 I set that loose plan into motion. While friends back home were suddenly becoming politically activated for the first time, it was exciting to be living in a city where protest marches occur on a weekly, or sometimes daily basis. I assembled a band of Greek musicians, played a few shows, learned a few more Greek words, but didn't get much writing done. It turned out to be more of a reconnaissance mission.

After a month in Athens I asked my friend, the Greek musician Σtella, "What's one thing I have to do before I leave?" After some long and careful consideration she smiled and said, "you have to go to Rebound. It's a time warp; kind of an 80s goth disco where everyone does the chicken dance; you’ll love it... but it's only open on Saturdays after 3:00 AM." Rebound proved to be a revelation in terms of finding the sound and energy for my fourth album. The club was very dark and despite the no smoking signs, like everywhere in Athens, it was very smoky. The "chicken dance" Stella mentioned was a solitary one. I copied the slouchy strut, moving back and forth in line, swinging my arms in time to the music that at first sounded like Joy Division or maybe The Cure, but never revealed itself-- one could only assume it to be knock-off by an unknown Baltic band. It was alienating and exhilarating.”

Rebound is the incredible next step in a lauded, brilliant recording career by one of the most prolific, daring independent artists of our time.  From her days spent in The Fiery Furnaces, creating melodically off-kilter, idiosyncratic mini-epics, to her three acclaimed previous solo albums, Eleanor Friedberger continues to create exactly what we need to hear when we need to hear it.  Always anchored by her plaintive, velvety alto, and Dylan-esque lyrical treatises, Rebound is Eleanor at her very best, and a welcome addition to her rich, celebrated catalogue.

Eleanor will be playing select shows this spring.  The dates are:

  • 2/15/18 New York, NY @ City Vineyard at Pier 26
  • 2/16/18 Boston, MA @ City Winery
  • 2/17/18 Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
  • 4/4/18 London, UK @ Moth Club
  • 4/28/18 Kingston, NY @ BSP *
  • 5/1/18 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
  • 5/3/18 Toronto, ON @ The Drake *
  • 5/5/18 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
  • 5/9/18 Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge *
  • *Tickets on sale Feb 16th

Eleanor Friedberger:

Website * Facebook * Instagram * Twitter

 

I S L A N D SHARE NEW SINGLE "RIDE"

DEBUT ALBUM FEELS LIKE AIR OUT APRIL 6 VIA FRENCHKISS RECORDS

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"The one band everyone is raving about." - Huw Stephens BBC Radio 1

"Absolutely love" Annie Mac BBC Radio 1

"Impeccable indie newcomers" - Clash

"One of the most exciting bands at the moment" - Wonderland

"If you're stateside, get a head start on these guys, show your friends

and be prepared for when they make it to a city near you." - IndieShuffle

"I've had them in my heart since their debut with Stargazer" - iheartmoosiq

Today sees the UK's ISLAND unveil new single "Ride." Blackbook Magazinepremiered the track and the band told them, "'Ride' really embodies the whole theme of our debut album - the idea of movement and journey was the cornerstone that brought the record together. 'Ride' itself is a song about freedom, adventure and the power that comes with being young."

LISTEN TO "RIDE" HERE

Led by an emotive, 80s-influenced guitar riff and the impassioned, profound vocal stylings of enigmatic frontman Rollo Doherty, "Ride" epitomizes the simultaneously nostalgic and refreshing sound ISLAND's devoted followers have grown to love. The single is the third track to be revealed off the band's forthcoming debut album Feels Like Air which will be released April 6 via the NYC-based Frenchkiss Records. It continues the band's unstoppable run of successes, including recent single "The Day I Die," which caused a stir late last year amassing over 538k Spotify streams. Previous to that the band shared "Try."  

Having spent 2017 firmly establishing themselves as ones-to-catch on the live circuit and festival tents, ISLAND's captivatingly intense shows have truly built the band's reputation as one of London's most exciting bands. Before they bring their show to North America this Fall (dates to be announced soon!) they have just announced a headline tour for the UK and Europe.  The tour precedes ISLAND's eagerly anticipated performance at Annie Mac's AMPevent on February 22,  2018 alongside Tom Misch and Tom Tripp.

ISLAND is Rollo Doherty (lead vocals), Jack Raeder (Guitarist), James Wolfe (Bassist) and Toby Richards (Drummer).

ISLAND tour dates (more to be confirmed world-wide):

April

  • 19 - Rotterdam - Motel Mozaique
  • 20 - Berlin - Musik & Frieden
  • 21 - Dresden - Polimagie @ Beatpol & Ostpol
  • 23 -  Heidelberg - Karlstorbahnof
  • 24 - Amsterdam - Paradiso
  • 25 - Urecht - TivoliVredenburg's Club Nine
  • 26 - Hasselt  - Cafe Cafe
  • 27 - Paris - Supersonic
  • 4-  Madrid - Costello
  • 5 - Barcelona - La Nau

May

  • 12 - Dublin - Whelans
  • 14 - Liverpool - Buyers Club
  • 15 - Glasgow - King Tuts
  • 16 - Newcastle - Cluny 2
  • 17- Manchester - Ruby Lounge
  • 19- Nottingham - Bodega
  • 21 - Bristol - Thekla
  • 22 - Clwb Ifor Back
  • 23 - London - KOKO

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