by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Porcelain Raft - Talk To Me (MP3)
Porcelain Raft is the moniker of 37 year old singer-songwriter Mauro Remiddi, previously of indie pop band Sunny Day Sets Fire who released their only full length album, Summer Palace, in 2008 on Iamsound Records. Since then they released a remix EP featuring remixes done by CSS, The Cool Kids, Diplo, and others.
Remiddi was born in Italy and currently resides in London, where he self-records all of the material for Porcelain Raft. Looking to abandon the more produced sound of his previous project, Porcelain Raft's material takes on a much more lo-fi approach, and all of the music is released for free on his website and bandcamp. His newest EP Gone Blind was just released this past Tuesday (2/22) on Acéphale. Download the track "Talk To Me" from the EP above.
Maybe you caught Porcelain Raft last night (2/23) at the Fader issue release party they held at Shea Stadium. If not, he will be performing two more nights in NYC including tonight (2/24) at Mercury Lounge with Aislyn and Friday (2/25) at Glasslands with Idiot Glee, High Highs, and Baby Alpaca. Aislyn (featuring Ian Hultquist of Passion Pit) will also be in New York on March 12 at The Rock Shop with FM Belfast.
All dates (SXSW included), some videos and the EP tracklisting, below...
Porcelain Raft - "Despite Everything"
Porcelain Raft - "Dragonfly"
Porcelain Raft - "The Back Of My Eyes"
'GONE BLIND' EP TRACKLISTING
1. Gone Blind
2. I Found a Way
4. Talk to Me
PORCELAIN RAFT TOUR DATES
FEB 24th Mercury Lounge, New York (with Aislyn)
FEB 25th Glasslands, Brooklyn (with Idiot Glee, High Highs, Baby Alpaca)
FEB 28th Boston, Great Scott (with Tennis, Holiday Shores)
MAR 2nd Hamburg, Germany, Beatlemania*
MAR 4th Berlin, Germany, Comet Club*
MAR 6th Wien, Vienna, Austria, B72*
MAR 11th Paris, France, Point Ephemere*
MAR 18th SXSW
* - with Yuck