Parquet Courts Release 'Sunbathing Animal' Video 16 April 2014 in parquetcourts
Parquet Courts are gearing up for the release of their highly anticipated follow-up to ‘Light Up Gold’ (2012), ‘Sunbathing Animal’, out 2nd June on Rough Trade Records (3rd June on What’s Your Rupture?/Mom+Pop in the US). Today the band premiere a new video on Noisey by Andy Capper for the title track and first single off ‘Sunbathing Animal’:
The video stars Frida, singer/guitarist Andrew Savage’s cat. In an interview with Capper Andrew discusses the video and the “studio magic”:
“Every afternoon [Frida] takes a nap in that spot, but that afternoon she knew she was being observed. So I created a special tea that I found on a cat lady website that was full of herbs that could allegedly make a cat sleepy. You got some valerian root, some poppy seed extract, skullflower caps, chamomile…. I gave that to her and she was kinda being a bit more chill but she was still moving around a bit too much. And I guess we basically made the sofa area of my apartment into a cat paradise in order to get her to perform. We had bird songs playing on the iPhone, the window was open for bird noises...
Benjamin Booker's Debut Single Out Digitally Today 8 April 2014 in benjaminbooker
22-year-old New Orleans based singer-songwriter Benjamin Booker, Rough Trade Records’ newest signing, releases his debut single ‘Violent Shiver’ digitally today. You can stream the track on Spotify HERE and buy it from Rough Trade HERE.
…And here’s a taste of what Booker and drummer Max Norton are like live:
A 7” of ‘Violent Shiver,’ backed with ‘Spoon Out My Eyeballs,’ will be released on 12th May and is available to pre-order HERE
Booker’s debut album, produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray For The Riff Raff), will be released this Autumn (full details coming soon!) via Rough Trade (ATO Records in the United States).
Booker has been hand-picked to open for Jack White on a series of US July dates, and following his first UK headline tour in May will play a series of US dates with Courtney Barnett. He is currently on tour in the US with Hurray For The Riff Raff.
Benjamin Booker – Upcoming Tour Dates
4/8 * – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live Upstairs
4/9 * – Washington, DC @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
4/10 * – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
5/2 ** –...
Warpaint Release DOUBLE Video 7 April 2014 in Warpaint
We are extremely excited to share with you a unique double video for Warpaint’s current single ‘Disco // Very’ and upcoming single ‘Keep It Healthy’ from their current album Warpaint
The video finds the band collaborating with director Laban Pheidias and well-known LA street skateboarders Justin Eldridge, Patrick Melcher, Kris Markovich, Rob Smith and Victor Zanoni who appear alongside the band throughout the piece.
Warpaint developed the video concept and asked Laban Pheidias to direct. A former pro skater himself, Pheidias has won awards for his work in television as well as music videos. The band’s bass player Jenny Lee Lindberg explains: “We had a simple idea for two videos which would be tied together by skateboarding and Laban was the perfect person to work with, having done cool work with skate visuals for years and being an amazing skater himself.”
Pheidias offered up a few thoughts about what the videos mean to him…
“These Warpaint videos are extra special to me for multiple reasons and not just because the girls are super rad and fun to work with. Having been a professional skateboarder for many years I’ve really been wanting to incorporate skateboarding into a music...
Check out this fascinating mini documentary by Ableton on Pantha Du Prince & The Bell Laboratory as they prepared to perform Terry Riley’s “In C” at London’s Barbican Theatre a few months ago, followed by a series of performances of their collaborative album ‘Elements Of Light’:
Parquet Courts Announce New Album + Stream Title Track 1 April 2014 in parquetcourts
We are very excited to announce that Parquet Courts will be releasing their new album ‘Sunbathing Animal’ on 2nd June 2014 on Rough Trade Records (3rd June on What’s Your Rupture? / Mom & Pop in the US).
The album is available to pre-order now from Rough Trade
(click here) and iTunes (click here) where you will receive a free instant download of the title track (also to be released as a 7” on Record Store Day):
‘Sunbathing Animal’ Tracklisting
2. Black and White
3. Dear Ramona
4. What Color Is Blood
5. Vienna II
6. Always Back In Town
7. She’s Rollin
8. Sunbathing Animal
9. Up All Night
10. Instant Disassembly
11. Duckin And Dodgin
12. Raw Milk
13. Into The Garden
Parquet Courts Tour Dates
Thu. May 22 – Calgary, AB @ Commonwealth Bar
Fri. May 23 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir w/ Naomi Pink
Sat. May 24 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret w/ Naomi Pink
Sun. May 25 – George, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival
Tue. May 27 – San Francisco, CA @ Independent w/ CCR Headcleaner
Wed. May 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy
Thu. May 29 – Austin,...