NEWS: Lawrence English announces new album

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Wilderness of Mirrors by Lawrence English – out digitally July 21st, on vinyl August 1st – PRE-ORDER

Wilderness of Mirrors is the new album from Lawrence English. It is two years in the making and the first album created since the release of his 2011 ode to J.A Baker’s novel, The Peregrine. It is English’s most tectonic auditory offering to date, an unrelenting passage of colliding waves of harmony and dynamic live instrumentation.

The phrase, wilderness of mirrors, draws its root from T.S Eliot’s elegant poem ‘Gerontion’. During the cold war, the phrase became associated with campaigns of miscommunication carried out by opposing state intelligence agencies. Within the context of the record, the phrase acted as a metaphor for a process of iteration that sat at the compositional core of the LP. Buried in each final piece, like an unheard whisper, is a singularity that was slowly reflected back upon itself in a flood of compositional feedback. Erasure through auditory burial.

Wilderness Of Mirrors also reflects English’s interests in extreme dynamics and densities, something evidenced in his live performances of the past half decade. The album’s overriding aesthetic of harmonic distortion reveals his ongoing explorations into the potentials of dense sonics.

“During the course of this record,” English explains, “I was fortunate enough to experience live performances by artists I deeply respect for their use of volume as an affecting quality, specifically Earth, Swans and My Bloody Valentine. I had the chance to experience each of these groups at various stages in the making this record and each of them reinforced my interest in emulating that inner ear and bodily sensation that extreme densities of vibration in air brings about.”

The album is moreover a reflection on the current exploitation of the ideals of the wilderness of mirrors, retuned and refocused from the politics of the state, to the politics of the modern multiplex. The amorphous and entangled nature of the modern world is one where thoughtless information prevails in an environment starved of applied wisdom. Wilderness Of Mirrors is a stab at those living spectres (human and otherwise) that haunt our seemingly frail commitments to being humane.

“We face constant and unsettled change,” English notes, “It’s not merely an issue of the changes taking place around us, but the speed at which these changes are occurring. We bare witness to the retraction of a great many social conditions and contracts that have previously assisted us in being more humane than the generations that precede us. We are seeing this ideal of betterment eroded here in Australia and abroad too. This record is me yelling into what seems to be an ever-growing black abyss. I wonder if my voice will reflect off something?”

Wilderness Of Mirrors is reflection upon reflection, a pure white out of absolute aurality.

Tracklist
01. The Liquid Casket
02. Wilderness Of Mirrors
03. Guillotines And Kingmakers
04. Another Body
05. Wrapped In Skin
06. Forgiving Noir
07. Graceless Hunter
08. Hapless Gatherer

 

NEWS: Interpol announce new album

 

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Interpol have released details of their new album titled El Pintor which will be out on September 8th via Matador. Below is a trailer video on the making of the album, their fifth and first in four years.

El Pintor:

01 All the Rage Back Home
02 My Desire
03 Anywhere
04 Same Town, New Story
05 My Blue Supreme
06 Everything Is Wrong
07 Breaker 1
08 Ancient Ways
09 Tidal Wave
10 Twice as Hard

 

NEWS: Kirin J Callinan announces solo LP

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Sydney’s Kirin J Callinan has announced that his solo LP Embracism will be released on June 28th via Siberia Records / Terrible Records in partnership with XL Recordings. The album was produced by Kim Moyes of The Presets and mixed in the home studio of Christ Taylor (CANT, Grizzly Bear) who runs the Terrible Records label. It also features a rhythm section of Jack Ladder and Daniel Stricker from Midnight Juggernauts.

Check out the second single and title track which follows Way To War and its award winning and disconcerting video. Download the song Embracism HERE.

NEWS: Depeche Mode reveal details of new album Delta Machine

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Those stalwarts of electronica, Depeche Mode, are set to release their 13th album and celebrate their 33rd year together. Delta Machine (Columbia) will be out on March 26th, preceeded by the single Heaven which will be premiered on Vevo next February 1st. Heaven will also include remixes by Matthew Dear, Owlle, Steps to Heaven and Blawan.

Tracklisting

Standard Edition:
1. Welcome To My World
2. Angel
3. Heaven
4. Secret To The End
5. My Little Universe
6. Slow
7. Broken
8. The Child Inside
9. Soft Touch/Raw Nerve
10. Should Be Higher
11. Alone
12. Soothe My Soul
13. Goodbye

Deluxe Editon:

Disc 1
1. Welcome To My World
2. Angel
3. Heaven
4. Secret To The End
5. My Little Universe
6. Slow
7. Broken
8. The Child Inside
9. Soft Touch/Raw Nerve
10. Should Be Higher
11. Alone
12. Soothe My Soul
13. Goodbye

Disc 2
1. Long Time Lie
2. Happens All The Time
3. Always
4. All That’s Mine

NEWS: David Bowie announces new single and album

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Here is the first musical bomb to drop in 2013 with the surprise news that David Bowie has emerged from semi-retirement with a new single Where Are We Now? released today (his 66th birthday) ahead of a new album, his first in a decade, called The Next Day. The new LP will be released on March 8th in Australia, the 12th in the USA and the 11th everywhere else – via Sony Music.

Many had thought Bowie had quietly opted out of the music business after health issues and his extended silence through the first decade of the 21st Century. If the new single is anything to go by – with its austere and beautiful pace and references to Berlin – this could be a stellar collection of songs from Bowie.

Produced by Tony Visconti

Tracklisting

The Next Day
Dirty Boys
The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
Love Is Lost
Where Are We Now?
Valentine’s Day
If You Can See Me
I’d Rather Be High
Boss Of Me
Dancing Out In Space
How Does The Grass Grow
(You Will) Set The World On Fire
You Feel So Lonely You Could Die
Heat

So She (Bonus Track)
I’ll Take You There (Bonus Track)
Plan (Bonus Track)

NEWS: PVT release new song and announce international tour dates

PVT have been working on their new fourth album and have just released the first song and opening track from it, the slow  build, kosmiche vibe of Shivers. Check out the video below and if you are in USA, Canada, UK, Europe and Australia you can also catch them live as they play a ton of dates with Menomena, Bloc Party and Gotye.

PVT TOUR DATES

U.S.A & Canada

Sep 26 San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365 Club w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Sep 27 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Sep 28 San Diego, CA – Casbah w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Sep 29 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Oct 02 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Oct 03 Austin, TX – Parish w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Oct 04 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Oct 05 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Oct 06 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Oct 09 Washington, DC – Black Cat w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Oct 10 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Oct 11 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Oct 12 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Oct 13 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Oct 16 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Oct 17 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Oct 18 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Oct 19 Chicago, IL – Metro w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Oct 20 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Oct 23 Boise, ID – Neurolux w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Oct 25 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
Oct 26 Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market w/ Menomena – Buy Tickets
U.K & Europe

Nov 03 Nantes, FRANCE – Le Stereolux w/ Bloc Party – Buy Tickets
Nov 04 Lyon, FRANCE – Le Transbordeur w/ Bloc Party – Buy Tickets
Nov 05 Bordeaux, FRANCE – Le Rocher de Palmer w/ Bloc Party – Buy Tickets
Nov 07 Toulouse, FRANCE – Le Bikini w/ Bloc Party – Buy Tickets
Nov 08 Milan, ITALY – Alcatraz w/ Bloc Party – Buy Tickets
Nov 11 Hamburg, GERMANY – Docks w/ Bloc Party – Buy Tickets
Nov 12 Stuttgart, GERMANY – Theatrehaus w/ Bloc Party – Buy Tickets
Nov 13 Dresden, GERMANY – Eventwerk w/ Bloc Party – Buy Tickets
Nov 15 Munich, GERMANY – Tonhalle w/ Bloc Party – Buy Tickets
Nov 18 Copenhagen, DENMARK – Vega w/ Bloc Party – Buy Tickets
Nov 19 Stockholm, SWEDEN – Munich Brewery w/ Bloc Party – Buy Tickets
Nov 20 Oslo, NORWAY – Rockafeller w/ Bloc Party – Buy Tickets
Australia

Dec 06 Adelaide, SA – Adelaide Entertainment Centre w/ Gotye – Buy Tickets
Dec 08 Melbourne, VIC – Sidney Myer Music Bowl w/ Gotye – Buy Tickets
Dec 12 Brisbane, QLD – Riverstage w/ Gotye – Buy Tickets
Dec 14 Sydney, NSW – Sydney Entertainment Centre w/ Gotye – Buy Tickets