Grizzly Bear Reveal New Album Title + Artwork

Grizzly Bear have revealed that their forthcoming album will be titled “Shields” and the artwork is pictured below. The album will be out September 17/18 via Warp.

Listen to Sleeping Ute below which is the first track lifted from “Shields”.


Worldwide Tour dates:

September
16 Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theater
17 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
18 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
20 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
21 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
22 Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theater
23 Montreal, QC @ L’Olympia
24 New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
26 Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
28 Cincinnati, OH @ MidPoint Music Festival
29 Champaign, IL @ Pygmalion Music Festival
30 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre

October
01 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
04 Portland, OR @ Keller Auditorium
05 Seattle, Washington @ Paramount Theatre
06 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
09 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
10 Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater
17 Gateshead, UK @ The Sage Gateshead
18 Manchester, UK @ Academy
20 Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland Ballroom
21 Coventry, UK @ Warwick Arts Centre
22 London, UK @ Brixton Academy
26 Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller
27 Stockholm, Sweden @ Berns Salonger
28 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Falconer Salen
30 Hamburg, Germany @ Uebel & Gefärlich
31 Berlin, Germany @ Astra

November
02 Köln, Germany @ Essigfabrik
03 Paris, France @ Pitchfork Festival
04 Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
05 Amsterdam, Holland @ Paradiso
20 Wellington, New Zealand @ Opera House
21 Auckland, New Zealand @ Bruce Mason

For your information on Grizzly Bear, visit http://www.grizzly-bear.net.

The Presets Announce New Album & Live Dates

Today, The Presets announced their new album, “Pacifica”, will be released in September through Casablanca. Featuring 10 tracks, Pacifica was produced by the band – Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes – and mixed in LA with Tony Hoffer.

It has been more than 4 years since The Presets released their sophomore album, “Apocalypso” which spawned 5 hit singles and exceeded Triple Platinum sales in their native Australia. The Presets received out 6 ARIA and ARIA artisan awards (including Album of The Year, Best Group, and Best Dance Release) at the 2008 ARIA Awards, and “Apocalypso” also received Triple J’s ‘J Award’ for Album of The Year.

A mysterious video and webpage (http://youthintrouble.com/) have recently surfaced which has been retweeted by label Modular People so it is rumoured that it may be a teaser for the band’s new single. There have also been rumours online relating to the posted video that the Presets have gone dubstep but Modular has firmly denied this is the case (luckily). There is also a code 0900290612 on the website that may represent the full video release details of 9 am on 29th June 2012.


You can now order a limited-edition version of the album featuring CD / Vinyl / digital download code coupled with a hardcover book filled with expanded artwork plus a limited edition lithograph that is numbered and signed by the band. All this is housed in a 12″ case with a lenticular cover. Pre-order it here.

In support of the album, The Presets will be playing some dates later this year.

Parklife 2102 dates:
09/29 – Parklife Brisbane @ Riverstage and Botanic Gardens, QLD
09/30 – Parklife Sydney @ Kippax Lake Moore Park, NSW
10/1 – Parklife Perth @ Wellington Square, WA
10/6 – Parklife Melbourne @ Sidney Myer Music Bowl, VIC
10/7 – Parklife Adelaide @ Botanic Park, SA

North American tour dates:
10/13 – San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Music Festival
10/15 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
10/19 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
10/20 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
10/21 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
10/23 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
10/25 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
10/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
10/28 – Pomona, CA @ The Fox Theatre

Watch the video for Are You The One? from their debut album, “Beams”.


For more information on The Presets, visit www.thepresets.com.

Cat Power Announces New Album + Releases Track

Cat Power today announced that she will be releasing “Sun”, her first album of original material from in more than six years. Chan Marshall aka Cat Power performed and produced “Sun” herself in various locations including a studio she built in Malibu. The album is set for release on September 4.

Listen to the Ruin lifted from “Sun” below.

MP3: Cat Power – Ruin

Track listing:
Cherokee
Sun
Ruin
3,6,9
Always On My Own
Real Life
Human Being
Manhattan
Silent Machine
Nothin But Time
Peace And Love

The album was produced by Chan Marshall and mixed by Philippe Zdar.

For more information on Cat Power, visit catpowermusic.com.

A Place To Bury Strangers Announce New Album

A Place To Bury Strangers have announced the release of their new album Worship which will be out June 26 (June 11 in the UK/EU) via Dead Oceans. Listen to the first track from the LP, ‘You Are The One’ below.

MP3: A Place To Bury Strangers – You Are The One

Place To Bury Strangers’ Oliver Ackermann (vocals / guitars / Death by Audio effects genius) and Dion Lunadon (bassist) continue what began with their last EP, Onwards to the Wall, by drawing on krautrock, dream-pop, and 80s goth without ever losing the core APTBS sound.

“This album was written, recorded, mixed and mastered by A Place To Bury Strangers. It is our vision of what our music should sound like in 2012, not someone else’s interpretation,” says Lunadon. “Every sound on the album is made by us and our tools; tools created by us, used on no other recordings, and purposefully built for this project. This is real. Some of it is the band being in complete control — bending, shaping and building the songs and the sounds. Other parts are the band relinquishing control and letting the songs and sounds take over and produce themselves. We are not trying to reinvent ourselves, but simply push ourselves further in all aspects of our music.”

“We made this, we recorded this, we did everything,” adds Ackermann. “Yes, we chose to do this and no, we didn’t have to but we think it is pretty cool. No producer made us. We didn’t go to school for any of this and we don’t have time for tutorials. We invented this and now we are sharing it with you.”

Track List:
1. Alone
2. You Are The One
3. Mind Control
4. Worship
5. Fear
6. Dissolved
7. Why I Can’t Cry Anymore
8. Revenge
9. And I’m Up
10. Slide
11. Leaving Tomorrow

For more information on A Place To Bury Strangers, visit http://aptbs.tumblr.com.

Mothlite Announce Sophomore Album

Daniel O’Sullivan will release his second album under the Mothlite moniker, Dark Age, on May 14th via Kscope which is the follow-up to 2008’s The Flax Of Reverie. Listen to Zebras which is lifted from Dark Ages below.

MP3: Mothlite – Zebras

After recently working as a collaborator with Æthenor, Miracle and Grumbling Fur as well as his work as part of Ulver, O’Sullivan felt it was time to return Mothlite to work on something personal. O’Sullivan said, “All the other things are collaborations and there’s a communal interest, but with Mothlite the content is quite personal and to do with me. It’s quite easy to neglect, particularly when you’re in a bit of a shit storm as I was the past couple of years.”

The album was a chance for O’Sullivan to break free of the confines of genre, taking influence from Tears For Fears and Kate Bush through the industrial and gothic textures of DAF, The Cure, Coil and Dead Can Dance to the hardcore punk of his own roots.

Mothlite will showcase the new album on May 2 @ Tabernacle, London, UK w/ North Atlantic Oscillation.

For more information on Mothlite, visit www.mothlite.co.uk.

Swedish Electronic-Goth Princess Karin Park Releases Her Debut Album

Swedish electronic-goth princess Karin Park has announced the release of her debut album Highwire Poetry on the May 28. The album is the follow-up to the release of her UK debut EP Tiger Dreams last September but Karin Park is a new name to many outside of Scandinavia, while at home Karin has already picked up two Norwegian Grammy’s and recently supported Azari & III and SBTRKT on their European tour dates. This is definitely looking forward to this album if it sounds anything like her previous release or ‘Reckless’.

Watch the video for the super cool track ‘Tiger Dreams’ below.

Listen to ‘Reckless’, the first single from Highwire Poetry below.

Recorded with producers Barry Barnett and Christoffer Berg (Fever Ray, The Knife), the album explores Karin’s fascination with spirituality, sexuality, power, love and hate. Going up in a remote Swedish town, Karin’s religious upbringing and experiences, including three years in a Japanese missionary school, have provided her with a distance from reality, enabling us to see the world anew through her eyes on Highwire Poetry.

Tour dates:
May 5 – Live At Leeds
May 27 – Berlin – Ting Tings support

For more information on Karin Park, visit www.karinpark.com.

She Makes War Announces New Album And Releases Video

She Makes War releases her sophomore album Little Battles on April 9th. The album was co-produced by She Makes War and Myles Clarke (Sparkadia, Kid Harpoon, Belakiss) during the summer 2011. Recorded around the corner from the Hackney riots, London’s tension is echoed throughout the album – it’s honest and vulnerable yet confident, all melancholy romance and hope for the future.

To accompany the album, She Makes War has released a video for the song ‘Exit Strategy’. She describes the video as “Ms Pacman is brought to life in this claustrophobic Groundhog Day meets horror flick”.

Watch the video for ‘Exit Strategy’ lifted from the album below.

MP3: She Makes War – Exit Strategy

She Makes War is the gloom-pop solo project of Laura Kidd who is a multi-instrumentalist and visual artist. She has toured across the world while playing bass and singing for Tricky, A-Ha, I Blame Coco, The Young Punx and Alex Parks. Kidd released her debut album Disarm in September 2010 accompanied by five DIY videos and follows up its success with this new album, Little Battles.

Little Battles will be launched with a musical / visual extravaganza on April 11 @ The Half Moon, Herne Hill, featuring special guests including She Makes War’s indie supergroup The Olympians, alongside an international webcast party. An extensive UK tour will follow – see the list of tour dates below.

Tour dates:

April 11 – Little Battles Album Launch @ Half Moon, Herne Hill, London
April 16 – Bristol @ Louisiana
April 17 – Southampton @ Joiners
April 18 – Manchester @ The Garrett
April 19 – Cardiff @ Gwdlhw
April 20 – London @ Hoxton Hall – supporting Sunday Driver
April 24 – Chester @ Telford’s Warehouse
April 25 – York @ Stereo
April 26 – Aberdeen @ Cellar 35
April 27 – Edinburgh @ Banshee Labyrinth
April 28 – Glasgow @ Admiral Bar
April 29 – Leeds @ All Hallows Church
May 4 – Sheffield @ Lantern Theatre
May 5 – Margate @ Tom Thumb Theatre
May 6 – Newport Pagnell @ The Watershed MK
May 7 – Nottingham @ The Maze
May 8 – Brighton @ Friends Meeting House
May 9 – Cambridge @ Portland Arms
May 10 – London @ Hub Westminster
May 12 – Folkestone @ Googies
May 13 – Bury St Edmunds @ The Nutshell
May 17 – Norwich – Divine Hammer @ Olive’s

Go to www.shemakeswar.com/live.htm for ticket links and full information

For more information on She Makes War, visit www.shemakeswar.com.