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NPR Premiere Video: Emma Ruth Rundles’ “Arms I Know So Well”


This is debut music from the ethereal performer Emma Ruth Rundle. The video for “Arms I Know So Well" is a beautiful portrayal of solitude and living with one’s self, directed by Thomas McMahan. “Arms I Know So Well” is from her first album, called Some Heavy Ocean. Currently, she is on tour with Boris in her other project, a rock band called Marriages.


SPIN Premiere: Zorch Cover of Sgt. Pepper’s for Flaming Lips’ Tribute Album

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So far, the details about the Flaming Lips’ forthcoming tribute album to the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band are about as ambiguous as the chicken-scratch list of contributors frontman Wayne Coyne posted on Instagram. However, we now have a fresh cut from the recording process courtesy of Zorch.

We’re told the Austin psych-pop duo’s version of the famous LP’s titular track (below) is an outtake, and that Coyne also tapped Tegan and Sara, Foxygen, and My Morning Jacket for covers of the same tune. Some permutation thereof will end up on the final release, alongside the likes of Lips side project Electric Würms, Miley Cyrus, and Moby, whom we interviewed about the experience last month. We also had a chat with Coyne at Outside Lands about hitting the studio with Cyrus for the upcoming album, which is titled With a Little Help From My Fwends. According to the record’s iTunes preorder page, it’s is due out October 28.

Judging from Zorch’s contribution, the other bands who recorded a version of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” have a lot to compete with, including a painstaking and ingenious recording process. The pair enlisted vocalists like Holland Andrews, Emma Ruth Rundle, Karla Manzur, Ben Aqua, Rich Aucoin, and Sam Chown to sing the track, then cut up each syllable and pieced it back together. Each syllable is sung by a different combination of the vocalists that never gets repeated, and the result is a borderline-noise take on a classic anthem.

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Watch the new video from Chelsea Wolfe for ” Lone”

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Chelsea Wolfe
’s Pain is Beauty - inspired film Lone is now available for download via iTunes. Above you can see the excerpt from the film that is the music video for the track “Lone” directed by Mark Pellington.

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The film is also available to order on custom USB drives via Chelsea Wolfe’s store  HERE.


Premiere: The Guardian premieres Third album from Adebisi Shank

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Irish math rock outfit Adebisi Shank take a ‘say what you see’ approach to naming records: This Is The Third Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank follows sophomore effort This Is The Second Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank and debut - you guessed it - This Is The Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank.

If Adebisi Shank’s album naming methods are a little functional, sonically they are anything but: the band were inspired by a diverse spread of influences in creating TITTOABCAS, including ELO, Enya, Mike Oldfield, Pixar, Crash Bandicoot and Game of Thrones. The result is a retro-futurist brand of math that sounds as close to 80s soft rock and hair metal as it does to the tricksy likes of Battles and Don Caballero.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN ON THE GUARDIAN NOW

Adebisi Shank.

ADEBISI SHANK PLAY BIRTHDAYS IN LONDON w/ FANG ISLAND ON SEPTEMBER 18th.


Deafheaven European tour begins August 2nd

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Deafheaven will begin their second wave of European tour dates in Poland at Off Festival on August 2nd.

On August 25th they will release a free download as part of the Adult Swim Singles of a new track called “From the Kettle Onto the Coil” which they debuted live at Pitchfork Festival.

See ALL Deafheaven Tour dates, ticket links and info HERE
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DEAFHEAVEN EU 2014
Aug 02 Katowice, Poland @ OFF Festival
Aug 03 Dresden, Germany @ Beatpol ^*
Aug 04 Vienna, Austria @ Arena ^*
Aug 05 Prague, Czech Rebublic @ Klub 007
Aug 08 Oslo, Norway @ Oya Festival
Aug 09 Gothenburg, Sweden @ Way Out Festival
Aug 10 Aarhaus, Denmark @ Voxhall
Aug 11 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Beta - SOLD OUT
Aug 13 Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
Aug 14 Hasselt, Belgium @ Pukkelpop
Aug 15 London, UK @  The Garage ^*
Aug 16 Manchester, UK - @ Gorilla ^*
Aug 17 Belfast, Ireland @ Mandela Hall ^^
Aug 18 Galway, Ireland @ Roisin Dubh ^^
Aug 19 Dublin, Ireland @ Whelans ^^
^* w/ Chelsea Wolfe
^^ w/ No Spill Blood



Chelsea Wolfe Releases “The Waves Have Come” Video and begins European Tour July 25

Earlier this year, Chelsea Wolfe shared an intense video for her Pain Is Beauty track "Feral Love", which was an excerpt from a 52-minute film called Lone. Wolfe co-wrote the film with director Mark Pellington, who did Pearl Jam’s iconic “Jeremy” video and clips for Michael Jackson, Nine Inch Nails, U2, and others, plus the films Arlington RoadThe Mothman Prophecies, and more.

Today, she’s shared another excerpt from that movie, this time a video for the track "The Waves Have Come". Watch it below, via V Magazine.

In a statement, Wolfe said of the video:

“Most of this video is footage from the first time Mark and I shot together—he had built this dark room full of green ivy and it was just me, the dress from the album cover, a few lights, and him. It was the first time I realized what a director really is. Suddenly he was shouting, guiding me with instructions, emotions, telling me to act as if everything I was singing about—disaster and the loss of life and love—that it was all inside of me and at the same time to act as an observer of these things. He cut it together with found footage of families, intense nature and destruction and created this cathartic journey through it all.”

Lone is available now on a USB drive and will be out digitally this fall. Below the video, find Wolfe’s upcoming tour dates, including a few shows co-headlining with Deafheaven.

Chelsea Wolfe on Tour 2014:
07-25 Barcelos, Portugal - Milhões de Festa
07-29 Toulouse, France - Le Métronum
07-30 Milano, Italy - Magnolia
07-31 Munich, Germany - Feierwerk
08-02 Katowice, Poland - OFF Festival
08-03 Dresden, Germany - Beatpol *
08-04 Vienna, Austria - Arena Wien *
08-05 Sibenik, Croatia - SuperUho Festival
08-07 Budapest, Hungary - A38
08-09 Copenhagen, Denmark - Wasn’t Born to Follow Festival
08-10 Hannover, Germany - Cafe Glocksee
08-12 Amsterdam, Netherlands - MelkWeg
08-13 Brussels, Belgium - Le Brass
08-14 Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Congés Annulés
08-15 London, England - ATP Presents - Excel Centre (Jabberwocky)
08-16 Manchester, England - ATP Presents - Gorilla *
11-08 Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest

* with Deafheaven


Adebisi Shank premiere new song and announce London Co-Headline w/ Fang Island

Adebisi Shank have premiered a new song from their upcoming album via HitFix. The song, called “World in Harmony” is taken from the bands upcoming third album.

The band have also announced they will be co-headling a show in London, with label mates fangisland. The show is went on sale today and tickets are expected to sell fast. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS


Audiotree Live Session: Emma Ruth Rundle

Emma Ruth Rundle is a songwriter who incorporates dark, swathing pedal effects to achieve her tidal wave of sound. Violin-like, layered guitar work pours out of the guitar she wields. Her debut record, “Some Heavy Ocean” is a soul-crushing solo effort putting emotive, potent and genuinely longing voice deep within the mix. Her past work in Red Sparrowes and alter-incarnation in Marriages has funneled her vast skill set into a single unit.

Choosing her words carefully, Emma draws each syllable; working to nail the script deeper into a listener’s very soul. Diving into spiritual territory, the record has the speaker exorcising demons by laying in salt, running away from weighty accursed shoulders and being delivered from the burden of close relationships. Emma Ruth Rundle is powerful and contemplative; her saturated guitar work perfecting her intimate sound. - Filmed and recorded at Audiotree Live in Chicago on June 29, 2014.

Don’t miss seeing her debut European show in Dublin on August 27th at the Sargent House Label show at Button Factory.


Nels Cline + Greg Saunier + Nick Reinhart + Mike Watt = Big Walnuts Yonder - LP to come in 2015

For over a year this has been in the works, four of my favorite players on Earth together in one room making a record that we get to release. I’m still pinching myself that this is real. Nels Cline (Wilco), Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), Nick Reinhart (Tera Melos) and Mike Watt (Minutemen, Firehose) are Big Walnuts Yonder. They are currently recording with the great Tony Maimone at Studio G in Brooklyn. Stay tuned for much more news about what I can honestly say is my kind of  ‘SUPER GROUP’. Oh and we set up a FB Page for them HERE too.





Bandwagon Singapore features the Return of Russian Circles and the House from Which They Came

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With Russian Circles coming for the third time to our side of the dirt, we couldn’t help but notice the very firm relationship our own KittyWu Records have with Sargent House, the record label responsible behind so many brilliant music outfits, including the post-metal trio as well. With a little help from KittyWu and Incursive productions, we’ve had the pleasure of having our face melted and minds shattered watching Deafheaven, And So I Watch You From Afar live this year, not to mention catching the mighty Russian Circles twice, back in 2010 and 2012. In all the aforementioned gigs, the Sargent House artists have unquestionably and consistently proven that they’re among the finest in their respective genres, and put up helluva outstanding live shows while at it too. 

So just how did Sargent House ascended to the echelons of worldwide prominence as one of the most successful independent labels around, representing all our favorite independent bands? The Sargent House origin story is an intriguing one, with one enterprising individual at the centre of it all: Cathy Pellow. Before a stint at Atlantic records as a freelance music video commissioner, she had formed her own music video production company Refused TV producing videos for the likes of Paramore, Fall Out Boy, Train and most notably Cee Lo Green’s “F*ck You” - and that’s where she formed relationships with the bands that would eventually make it into her label roster. 

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Adebisi Shank’s “Big Unit” named ” Best New Single of the Week” at the Guardian

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The most ridiculous thing you’ll hear this week, and also the best. Notionally, Irish trio Adebisi Shank play math rock, a genre which brings to mind someone called Gerald trying to recite Pi to 3,000 digits with their guitar. Big Unit though sounds, well, silly. Basically it’s Wake Up by Arcade Fire, but with that song’s fey indie “woahs” replaced by an audio sample of the Confused.com robot getting waterboarded, while Top Gun guitars squeal violently away in the distance. Ludicrous. More please.
by Gwilym Mumford for The Guardian.

…… but this critic had some different advice

Adebisi Shank’s new album is now available for pre-order on CD or Vinyl or bundled with a fine T-Shirt - go right HERE to order. The album will be released everywhere on August 12th, but pre-orders will ship out around August 3rd.


Interview: Le Garage TV catch up with ASIWYFA at FIB Festival in Spain

On one of their many summer festivals from last year Le Garage TV caught up with And So I Watch You From Afar (asiwyfash) before their performance. The band are currently in studio recording their new album, you can follow their progress on their Twitter, Facebook & Instagram


And So I Watch You From Afar have just started recording for the new album. Here are some pictures from the guys.  Day 1 & 2… Drums are first.
You can follow to see more and get news from the band on instagram @asiwyfa_music or twitter @asiwyfa_band


Now Spinning podcast interview with Cathy Pellow about her history and Sargent House



Cathy got asked a lot of questions about her history and how and why she started Sargent House . She answered them. Click above to stream the podcast interview with her on Now Spinning.


Gizmodo premiere of new Adebisi Shank track “Voodoo Vision”

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Adebisi Shank: Voodoo Vision

Just the other day, I shared an Adebisi Shank song with you guys not only because I loved it but because I thought it was on their new album. It wasn’t, at least that version. But this version, revealed exclusively here at Gizmodo (oooOOOooo), is.

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