Entries tagged with: Dead Can Dance
Peter Ulrich played drums and percussion in the early years of Dead Can Dance, and is on many of their 4AD albums, including 1984's self-titled debut and 1987's Within the Realm of a Dying Sun. He also contributed "At First, and Then" to This Mortal Coil's Filagree & Shadow and played on Wolfgang Press albums as well. He's released a number of solo albums, too, which don't stray too far from the gothy, orchestral folk of Dead Can Dance. Those include 1999's Pathways and Dawns which was produced by DCD's Brendan Perry, and 2013's The Painted Caravan, the first in a planned trilogy. In May, Ulrich will release Tempus Fugitives, which is the second in the "Painted Caravan" trilogy. Check out the single "Dark Daddy," which features harpist Erin Hill (who has played on records by Enya, Kanye, Moby and more), below.
His band, The Peter Ulrich Collaboration, will play their first-ever live show at Webster Hall's Marlin Room on June 20 with Erin Hill and French & the Punk. Ulrich also promises "VERY special guests" at the show. Tickets go on sale Friday (1/30) at 10 AM.
Barcelona's Primavera Sound festival kicked off yesterday (5/22) and it's currently streaming at the festival's YouTube channel. As of this post (around 4:20 EST on 5/23), Dinosaur Jr. are currently on and will be followed by The Postal Service, Grizzly Bear, Phoenix, and Animal Collective. Other bands streaming this weekend include The Jesus & Mary Chain, James Blake, Swans, Dead Can Dance, Wu-Tang Clan, Hot Chip, and more.
Head to Youtube for the stream/full schedule, or watch the stream embedded below...
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Wu-Tang Clan / Father John Misty / Grimes / the crowd @ Coachella, 4/14/2013
As the wind whipped through the final day of Coachella's first weekend, it became clear to those at the front of the stage that the techs getting the stage set up for the Red Hot Chili Peppers' festival-closing headlining set had a choice: take down the video screens that clearly were a part of the Peppers' production, or leave them up, risking them blowing uncontrollably around the stage. So they chose the former, leaving behind grandiose production elements in favor of solid -- but not-quite-revelatory -- musicianship.The first weekend of Coachella wrapped up last night (4/14). with sets from The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dead Can Dance, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, and Staten Island hiphop legends the Wu-Tang Clan who performed much of their classic 1993 album, Enter The 36 Chambers, as well as solo hits from the different members. Earlier Sunday also saw Grimes' energetic set, noisemakers JEFF the Brotherhood and Dinosaur Jr, the mellow gold of Kurt Vile, Australian psych purveyors Tame Impala, crowd-pleasers Vampire Weekend, Gaslight Anthem, and Father John Misty. Pictures of those acts' sets are in this post.
It's a sort of metaphor for this year's edition of the festival, which never quite hit the watercooler moment. On the final day of the first weekend (the lineup repeats next week), there were no superstar surprises, no Daft Punk appearance and, during the Chili Peppers' set, not even a new song: just a major band, playing through their major hits, for a major audience.
It's been the story of this Coachella from the start, when the two-weekend blowout nearly sold out before the lineup was even announced, but on the field it became immediately obvious: This festival, at least this year, no longer was about "music fans" but about "Coachella fans" -- that is to say, the tens of thousands of revelers who packed the field had no specific allegiance to a band, a genre or an affiliation. - [Hollywood Reporter]
Other acts that played Sunday: Cloud Nothings as a three-piece, Ghost BC (who played too early for our photographer to catch), Jessie Ware (who also made an appearance during Disclosure's set) and San Francisco psych-garage kings Thee Oh Sees, who we also missed but were joined on sleigh bells by fellow Bay Area resident Ty Segall.
DCD @ Austin's Moody Theatre, 9/7/2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
As you may remember, Dead Can Dance released Anastasis, their first LP in 16 years, in 2012 that was followed by a big North American tour. Many of their performances were recorded and have been culled for a new live album, In Concert, which is out April 16. The CD is 11 tracks while the digital version adds five cuts. Tracklisting for both and the cover art are below.
A UK version of the CD (out a week later) pairs Anastasis with a live version of the album. You can stream the In Concert version of "Children of the Sun," which opens the album, over at Pitchfork.
Dead Can Dance will be back in the U.S. for West Coast shows next month, including Coachella. All dates are listed below.
Violent Femmes, who called it quits in 2009, appeared on the lineup announcement. Unlike Blur or The Stone Roses, this is the first we're hearing about them getting back together, so hopefully we'll get some more shows from them. They last played NYC in 2007. Some classic Violent Femmes videos are below.
It wasn't even two full years ago that Nick Cave said he was done with his Grinderman project for a while, and we know that The Bad Seeds are back this year (and also playing Coachella), but he's got Grinderman on the lineup too. Grinderman plays day 1 and the Bad Seeds play day 3.
One of Ian Svenonius' many bands, The Make-Up, reunited last year and played ATP NYC, and they're also included on this year's Coachella lineup. Meanwhile, you can catch Ian in NYC on his book tour tonight (1/25) at LPR and Monday (1/28) at WORD Bookstore.
New Order (without Peter Hook) made their live return last year, and after releasing their "lost" album, Lost Sirens, this year, they were announced for Coachella as well. The way things have been going, we probably can't count on Hook being there, but like Ian Svenonius, you can catch him in NYC on Monday (1/28) for his book talk.
Fellow new wave icons Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (aka OMD) returned in 2010 and they're promising a new album out on April 9, just before Coachella begins. They've also talked about a North American tour, which presumably will be announced soon with dates surrounding the festival.
Dead Can Dance have been back for a bit too, having released a new album, Anastasis, and gone on a tour last year, and they'll be at Coachella this year as well. They're also playing Primavera Sound and just launched a video competition.
Two-Tone legends The Selector (they shared a side of the label's first-ever 7") will play as well. The band have reformed a few times over the years, with different members offer rival versions of the band. Singer Pauline Black and Gaps Hendrickson feature in the line-up coming to Coachella.
And maybe most surprsingly on this list of Coachella reunions is The Three O'Clock who were intregral in the '80s "paisley underground" scene in Los Angeles. Fronted by bassist Michael Querico, the band made 1985's cult classic Arrive Without Traveling, ended up signed to Prince's Paisley Park records where they made one album before breaking up in 1988.
LA hip hop collective Jurassic 5 are also reuniting for Coachella. More on that and other hip hop at this year's festival coming later.
Violent Femmes videos below...
Primavera Sound have announced their 2013 lineup, set to go down on May 22-26 in Barcelona, Spain. The announcement came via an animated video and artists performing include Phoenix, The Postal Service, Blur, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, My Bloody Valentine, Tame Impala, Wu-Tang Clan, Dead Can Dance, Grizzly Bear, The Knife, and loads more. Current lineup is below along with the flyer and video...
Lou Reed at Tibet House benefit 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Lou Reed will be on tour in Europe this month doing photo exhibits and book readings/signings, and upon returning to the US he'll play a NJ show at Englewood's Bergen Performing Arts Center on December 7. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Right after that show, he'll head to Miami for UR1 Festival, which goes down in Bayfront Park on December 8 and 9. In addition to Lou Reed, performers include Kanye West, Jane's Addiction, Dead Can Dance, Animal Collective, Peter Murphy, Flying Lotus, Slash, Zola Jesus, Wild Nothing, and many more listed below, plus more TBA. Tickets for the festival are on sale now.
The UR1 Festival is timed to happen simultaneously with Art Basel, which happens from December 6 - 9 in Miami Beach with "more than 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa showcasing works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries."
A list of all Lou Reed dates and the UR1 Festival lineup below.
Lisa Gerrard of DCD at Beacon Theatre, 8/30/2012
Lisa Gerrard would not be swayed when Dead Can Dance played the Beacon Theater on Wednesday night. Fans shouted her name between songs; she replied only with a serene smile. When she sang, the lyrics were in her own invented language. Dressed in a long black dress and a golden cape, standing before a hammered dulcimer, she was an emanation from earlier times, even though she was flanked by synthesizers....Dead Can Dance completed their round of NYC shows with a second date at Beacon Theater last night (8/30). Much like last night (8/29, pictures), the evening started promptly at 8 (who I missed) with percussionist David Kuckhermann. Dead Can Dance hit the stage around 8:45, closing the evening out near 11 after no less than three encores. The shows, part of a reunion tour that saw the band take to the stages for the first time since 2005, were in celebration of DCD's new LP Anastasis, the focus of the evening.
Dead Can Dance's performance was a string of dirges and incantations. The band largely ignored the more up-tempo parts of its repertory, instead seeking the meditative and otherworldly. And when Ms. Gerrard was singing, that's what it achieved. Her keening, hovering voice can summon the tragic dignity of Baroque opera, the bite and swoop of Balkan music, the calm fatalism of Celtic ballads and the devotionality of plainsong. It was pure, wordless, rapturous sound. -[NYTimes]
More pics from Beacon Theatre are below.
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Dead Can Dance at The Beacon Theatre, 8/29/2012
Dead Can Dance played the Beacon Theatre on Wednesday (8/29), their first of two nights at the NYC venue with percussionist David Kuckhermann opening the show. Their 19-song set featured the entirety of their gorgeous new album, Anastasis, with plenty of DCD classics as well, plus a cover of Tim Buckley's "Song to the Siren" (which was most famously done by 4AD all-star group This Mortal Coil which DCD have collaborated with). Dead Can Dance play Beacon Theatre again tonight (8/30) and tickets for tonight's show are still available.
Setlist and more pictures from Wednesday night's show are below.
Beirut at Sasquatch, 2012 (more by Chris Graham)
today in NYC
* Dead Tape @ Zebulon
* Tori Scott @ Joe's Pub
* Neil Rolnick @ The Stone
* Beirut @ Rumsey Playfield
* Kristin Norderval @ The Stone
* Sheila E, fDELUXE @ BB King's
* Dead Can Dance @ Beacon Theatre
* Russ Lossing Oracle Trio @ Barbes
* The Mandingo Ambassadors @ Barbes
* The Gourds, Pat Sweany @ Mercury Lounge
* Life Size Maps, La Big Vic @ McCarren Park
* Angel Haze, Denzil Porter, Talonted @ SOB's
* Y La Bamba, Chris Pureka @ Knitting Factory
* Bird Dog, Adam McBride-Smith, Moga @ Rock Shop
* Yellow Dogs, The Hot Stiffs, Stamps @ Party XPO
* Psychic Limb, Monogamy Party, Burglers @ Cake Shop
* Turbonegro, Doomriders, Night Birds @ House of Vans
* The Everymen, ohnomoon, Los Encantados @ The Delancey
* Eidetic Seeing, Dharana, OdO (of Forma) @ Shea Stadium
* Veronica Klaus Sings The Peggy Lee Songbook @ Joe's Pub
* Naomi Punk, Nude Beach, Sleepies, Shoxx @ Death By Audio
* Oberhofer, Bleeding Rainbow, Heavenly Beat @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Lost Coves, The Netherlands, Fashion Week, No Way @ Union Pool
* Behavior, Judy Blooms, Weird Rivers, Punks On Mars @ Muchmore's
* Sean Bones, Papertwin, Juston Stens & The Get Real Gang @ Glasslands
* Martin Crane of Brazos, The Weather Station, Will Stratton @ Union Hall
* Rocket & The Ghost, Vassals, Indian Rebound, The Sanctuaries, Jae @ Pianos
* Mick Barr, Zs, Wet Ink, Extra Life, Hubble, Diamond Terrifier @ 285 Kent Ave
* Swordmasters of Ginaz, Black Table, HEADSNATCHER, Black Water, So Hideous @ Tommy's Tavern
* The Vandelles, Cool Serbia, HITS (Formerly Jump Into the Gospel), Four Visions @ Public Assembly
Tonight is the first of a pair of Dead Can Dance shows at the Beacon.
Empire Records is screening for free along with performances from Life Size Maps and La Big Vic at McCarren Park. Sadly, it is the last Sumerscreen of the season. Where did the summer go?
Zs celebrate their tenth anniversary with a show at 285 Kent tonight. Congrats guys.
Big Freedia cancelled her appearance aboard the Rocks Off Cruise scheduled for tonight.
Baroness are no longer on board for tonight's House of Vans show, but you can still catch Turbonegro, Doomriders and Night Birds.
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Yeasayer made a video for "Longevity," off their new album, Fragrant World. Check it out below. Their tour brings them to NYC for a show at Central Park Summerstage next month (9/12).
Screaming Females made a video for their song "It All Means Nothing" in which Marissa Paternoster's shredding skills expand to human flesh. Zombies! Watch it below.
Speaking of Screaming Females, you can see big prints of them in action and other artists at the BV photo exhibit "480 Pixels" which is currently on display at 92YTribeca through September 6. Gallery hours today are till 3 PM.
Dead Can Dance in Chicago, 8/21/2012 (more by Camelo Espanola)
Dead Can Dance's tour slithers into NYC this week, stopping at Beacon Theatre on Wednesday (8/29) and Thursday (8/30) and tickets are still available to both shows. If you'd like to go for free, we're giving a pair of tickets away to each show. Details on how to enter are below.
The duo of Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry just released, Anastasis, DCD's first new album in 15 years (stream it here) and the tour has been making its way across the country this summer. Here's an excerpt of a review from their Berkeley, CA show:
Dead Can Dance didn't have to do much to get a standing ovation tonight. In fact, Lisa Gerrard, Brendan Perry, and the hired help got their first ovation simply for showing up, with the surprisingly chatty and vocally rambunctious audience rising wildly to its feet before the band even finished taking the stage. Two hours and three encores later, so much love had been directed towards Gerrard and Perry -- who release Anastasis, their first new Dead Can Dance album in over 15 years, on Tuesday -- that they almost seemed embarrassed. - [SF Guardian]You can check out the setlist from the San Francisco show below. BV Chicago was at Dead Can Dance's show in that city and you can check out photos and setlist here. Tonight (8/27), the band will be in the DC area, playing Wolftrap Farm in Vienna. All Dead Can Dance tour dates are at the bottom of this post.
Dead Can Dance just can't hold it back. One day after releasing a new song to the public from their forthcoming LP Anastasis, the band has offered a full album stream. Stream Dead Can Dance's Anastasis in full now, and preorder the LP, their first in 16 years, via the band.
More info on the new album in the form of a press release that came out today, below...
photos by Stefan Raduta
Brendan Perry at Irving Plaza last year
The just-announced tour, with 15 dates in North America (listed below), kick-off in Vancouver and eventually make their way East for NYC shows at Beacon Theater on 8/28 and 8/29. Tickets for the Beacon shows go on sale Friday 3/30 at 9AM (and cost $55, $75, $95).
This will be the first time they've played as Dead Can Dance in NYC since Radio City in 2005, though Brendan Perry played Irving Plaza in 2011 as part of a tour with Robin Guthrie. Some belated pictures from that solo show are in this post.
About the new developments Brendan said...
"Myself and Lisa (Gerrard) are genuinely excited to be working together again in the studio, said Brendan Perry. "Writing began for the new album in the Autumn of 2011 and the final recording sessions will take place at Quivvy Studios in Ireland in the early part of this year. It will be a spring album to coincide with both natures reawakening and the group's subsequent rebirth."The band is also giving away a new EP entitled Live Happenings - IV available for the price of your email address.
"Our tour plans are also well under way and we have assembled a fine group of performers for the live concerts who have kindly put their own careers on hold in order to perform the music from our new album as well as some new arrangements from the archives."
All tour dates and the Brendan solo pics, below...
Brendan Perry / Robin Guthrie
Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard [not pictured above] are set to commence work on a new album later this year. To coincide with the albums release in 2012, Dead Can Dance will embark upon an extensive two month world tour including dates in Asia, Australasia and South America......No U.S. so far, but more imminently, you can catch Brendan Perry (of Dead Can Dance) & Robin Guthrie (ex-Cocteau Twins) on the road in the tail end of May during a string of North American dates, hitting both coasts and Chicago during a two-week+ jaunt. Those dates include May 31st at Irving Plaza, and tickets are on sale. All dates are listed below.
The shows mark Perry's first U.S. appearances since playing with Dead Can Dance in 2005, and Guthrie's first US outing since a 2009 showing at ATP New York (where he ruled). Both are welcoming a new LP. Perry's new album Ark is due via The End on May 24th, and Guthrie's new LP Emeralds is due on May 12th via Darla.
All tour dates and some video is below.
Vinyl reissues of Dead Can Dance'sSpleen and Ideal, the Jam's All Mod Cons, the Lemonheads' It's a Shame About Ray are tempting, as are three M83 vinyl reissues: Before the Dawn Heals Us, Digital Shades, Vol. 1, and Saturdays=Youth
Next week's release week is huge (new albums by Antony and the Johnsons, Animal Collective, A.C. Newman, and that's just the artists beginning with "A"), so I am saving the bulk of the month's music budget for the January 20th releases.
What new releases can you recommend? Have I left anything off the list?
Other albums I can strongly recommend include the Avett Brothers' Second Gleam, Benji Hughes' debut double album A Love Extreme, Bodies of Water's A Certain Feeling, Faun Fables' A Table Forgotten EP, Helena Espvall and Masaki Batoh's self-titled album, and PAS/CAL's Raised on Mathew, Mark, Luke & Laura.
For the literary minded indie rock fan, Chamber Music: James Joyce collects Mercury Rev, the Minus 5, Kinski, and others interpreting James Joyce's 1907 collection of poems. Best of Janis Ian - The Autobiography Collection, also available tomorrow, can be seen as the soundtrack to the singer-songwriter's autobiography, Society's Child (out Thursday, look for a Largehearted Boy Book Notes essay from Janis Ian then).
The 9 4AD remastered SACD albums by Dead Can Dance share the reissue spotlight this week with remastered editions of U2's Boy, October, and War (all available as single CDs, with bonus CD, and on vinyl). Julie Doiron's Loneliest in the Morning, an album I truly adore, is also reissued this week with bonus tracks.
Editor's note: CSS, Dr. Dog, High Places, Forward, Russia, Black Kids all also have new albums this week - as you can see from the list below....
Simply titled "Lisa Gerrard", the album was selected and sequenced by Lisa herself. And so it's a genuine "best of" which offers a concise and entirely convincing insight into the various strands of her musical output. In short, "Lisa Gerrard" blends soundtrack work, Dead Can Dance highlights and the pick of her solo recordings into a seamless and spellbinding whole.In April Lisa starts a tour that brings her from Australia to Europe to North America. Tickets go on sale soon for a show at the Society for Ethical Culture Concert Hall in NYC on May 9th. All currently known tour dates below....
Words can not describe how great it was. Here are some photos from Dead Can Dance's two hour reunion set at Radio City Music Hall in NYC last night (October 8, 2005).
The Dead Can Dance reunion tour is underway in Europe, and I've got the North American dates, which include....(drum roll please)...October 8th at Radio City Music Hall! (all dates below)
According to their website, "The band is doing approximately thirty minutes of brand new, never-heard material in their set each night of this tour."
And like (their 4AD labelmates) the Pixies, they're selling limited edition recordings from thirteen of the shows.
"Own limited-edition recordings from the Dead Can Dance European tour of 2005. Only 500 discs will be made of each of these thirteen shows.
These are not CD-R's, but real, professionally mastered, silver-plated, pressed CDs.
Each package will be individually numbered and include pictures, art and notes from the tour and a track-list from the specific show recorded."
Get more info and place your orders here.
the rest of the dates....
A collection of break ups, as reported all over the place...
Luna will play our final shows at the Bowery Ballroom
(not to be confused with the end of the other Luna)
And those getting back together...