DOWNLOAD: Jon Hopkins - Insides (Rival Consoles RMX) (MP3)
Singer-songwriter King Creosote and producer/Eno collaborator Jon Hopkins, now labelmates with Real Estate, Ducktails & Alex Bleeker, teamed up to record the album Diamond Mine which dropped in the USA via Domino Records on May 24. They go on a short North American tour in July in support of the album. That tour hits Mercury Lounge on July 14 (tickets go on sale Friday at noon) and The Rock Shop on July 17 (tickets on sale now). All dates are listed below.
King Creosote visited the US for the first time in March. As Bill wrote at the time:
"Scottish indie folk royalty Kenny Anderson, aka King Creosote. Anderson (whose brother Gordon was a founding member of The Beta Band and now fronts The Aliens) has been cranking out album after album of melancholic, wry songwriting since the late '90s. (Seriously, check out his discography.) Many of these have been self-released, but he's had records on Warner Brothers and Domino too."Domino released his album Thrawn around that time.
Jon Hopkins also recently recorded a new track for a Japan benefit compilation, and is giving away the remix of his song "Insides" that you can download above. He returns to New York (Troy, NY) in September to perform at EMPAC with Four Tet.
King Creosote and Jon Hopkins made a video for the track "Bubble" off the new album. Check it out along with a 'making of' video and all tour dates below...
King Creosote Jon Hopkins - "Bubble"
Making of the "Bubble" Video
King Creosote and Jon Hopkins -- 2011 Tour Dates
Mon Jul 11 - Toronto, ON - The Drake
Wed Jul 13 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
Thu Jul 14 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
Fri Jul 15 - Vienna, VA - Jammin Java Music Cafe
Sat Jul 16 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live Upstairs
Sun Jul 17 - Brooklyn, NY - The Rock Shop
Tue Jul 19 - Chicago, IL - Schuba's Tavern
Wed Jul 20 - Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
12th August - Leicester @ Summer Sundae
7th September - Glasgow @ Grand Old Opry
8th September - Manchester @ Deaf Institute
9th September - LONDON @ QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL
Jon Hopkins -- other 2011 Tour Dates
17th June - London @ British Library - DJ set, with GLOBAL COMMUNICATION LIVE. Also features ROB DA BANK
2nd July - Milan @ Video Sound Art Festival. Live set
6th August - London @ Field Day Festival. DJ set
15th September - Troy, New York Sate @ EMPAC. Live show with Four Tet