Entries tagged with: Disclosure
Noel Gallagher @ Coachella 2012 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
You know you've made it when Noel Gallagher starts dissing you. In a new year-end interview with Rolling Stone, Gallagher, who's had a "dog-shit year," was asked about some of 2013's bigger LPs. He likes David Bowie's ("fucking masterpiece") and Yeezus ("fucking great") and Disclosure's Settle ("fucking mega"). Arcade Fire? Not as much. In typical style:
I haven't heard it. Anybody that comes back with a double album, to me, needs to pry themselves out of their own asshole. This is not the Seventies, okay? Go and ask Billy Corgan about a double album. Who has the fucking time, in 2013, to sit through 45 minutes of a single album? How arrogant are these people to think that you've got an hour and a half to listen to a fucking record?Someone should remind Gallagher that Oasis' third album, Be Here Now, was a double album that clocks in two minutes longer than Reflektor. He also has a few words about Arcade Fire's "super not mandatory" dress code:
That is to take away from the shit disco that's coming out of the speakers. Because everybody's dressed as one of the Three Musketeers on acid. "What was the gig like?" "I don't know, everyone was dressed as a teddy bear in the Seventies." "Yeah, but what was the gig like?" "Ah, fuck knows, man, I have no idea. I was dressed as a flying saucer."You've got plenty of time to get your UFO suit ready for Arcade Fire's three Barclays Center shows, which happen August 22, 23 & 24 of 2014. Tickets are still available for the first two, and the 8/24 show goes on sale December 13 with an AmEx presale starting Monday (12/9) at 10 AM.
Gallagher was also asked about Miley Cyrus, to whom he offers this advice:
Be good. Don't be outrageous. Anybody can be outrageous! I could go to the Rolling Stone office and fucking shit on top of a boiled egg, right? And people would go, "Wow, fucking hell, that's outrageous!" But is it any good? No, because, essentially, it's just a shit on top of a boiled egg. That's all it is. If I was to go to your office and play you a song that I'd just written that was amazing, that would be better, wouldn't it?There's lot more where that came from and you can read the whole interview at Rolling Stone.
UK music weekly NME has just published its end-of-year issue, with their Top 50 LPs and Tracks of 2013. As for the albums list, we'll let you read on to find out what their #1 pick is, but it might just be the one NME called "absolutely and unarguably the most incredible album of [said band's] career" and "the greatest record of the last decade." It's not Palma Violets, who were last year's Track of the Year, as their debut LP came in at #32 on the list.
As for tracks, their single of the year is a pretty obvious (certainly ubiquitous) choice. Check out the full lists of NME's Top 50 LPs and Tracks below...
by Andrew Sacher
Disclosure collaborator Sam Smith, who was just nominated for the BBC 'Sound of 2014' longlist, has released a new single, "Money On My Mind." The song, produced by his PMR labelmate Two Inch Punch, is another good argument that Sam's likely to have a successful solo career, even without the "Disclosure collaborator" tag.
Check it out below...
Vampire Weekend @ Roseland in April (more by Robert Altman)
The Monday after Thanksgiving Weekend is looking to be Official Year-End List Day, as we've already got SPIN, and Paste, (plus ones from UK mags Q and Mojo) and now here's the one from elder rock statesman Rolling Stone, who have Vampire Weekend's Modern Vampires of the City in the top spot, with Kanye West's Yeezus at #2. RS' Top 10 also makes room for John Fogerty, Paul McCartney, Lorde and more. Haim are at #31 for those keeping score. You can check out their entire Top 50 LPs of 2013 list (which includes a couple EPs) below...
by Andrew Sacher
It's the first work week of December and the year-end music lists for 2013 keep piling in. We just saw album lists from Q and Mojo, and now we get a list from a US publication, SPIN. There's not too many surprises on this one. Like last year, it shares its #1 with the highest Pitchfork-rated album of the year, and in general it features many of the albums we expect to see on these kinds of lists, including a lot of the year's big-name comebacks like My Bloody Valentine, Justin Timberlake, Daft Punk, Queens of The Stone Age, Boards of Canada and Nine Inch Nails, plus big breakouts like Haim and Disclosure. There are a few interesting omissions though, like Savages.
Check out their full list below...
Tourist's crowd at Glasslands during CMJ (via)
Disclosure affiliate Tourist made his US debut in NYC during CMJ, and he's since announced that he'll return to our shores for a more dates this year. He'll be back in NYC for a show at Brooklyn's new Rough Trade on December 5 with Jim E-Stack. Tickets for that show go on sale today (11/15) at noon. All dates are listed below.
While Tourist was last in North America, he played Asheville, NC's Mountain Oasis festival, and NPR is currently streaming an archive of his set from that fest. Listen here. His new Patterns EP will now be out in 2014 (it was originally scheduled for a December release). Listen to "Together" from that EP, below.
Speaking of Disclosure, their talked-about collaboration with Nile Rodgers (of Chic, the new Daft Punk album, and a ton of disco/pop hits) has finally arrived in the form of a 2 and a half minute song (also titled "Together") with vocals from Sam Smith (who sings on Disclosure's "Latch") and more production from Jimmy Napes.
Disclosure's tour brings them to NYC for three nights at Terminal 5 (1/17 - 1/19). The first two are sold out but you can still get tickets to night 3. Stream the Disclosure/Nile Rodgers song, along with the list of Tourist dates and more, below...
photos by Autumn Andel
Atoms for Peace / Disclosure / fans
Giraffage kicked things off at noon during Saturday's stretch of the festival after an introduction from Noise Pop/Salty Artist Management's Chad Heimann aka Chad Salty, performing sample-driven dance music for the early crowd. Giraffage's two-girl "skate squad" roller skated around the stage, waving an American flag as Charlie dropped the bass-heavy banger "Money", leading into his remix of "Party in the USA".While CMJ was going down in NYC, across the country in San Francisco, the annual two-day Treasure Island Music Festival (10/19-20) returned. The first day had a mostly electronic-oriented lineup, featuring sets from Atoms for Peace, Major Lazer, Little Dragon, Phantogram, Disclosure, Danny Brown and more. Pictures from that day are in this post, and a set of day 2 pics is on the way.
Antwon cranked up the bass on the Tunnel Stage with local producer Nanosaur and rapper Sad Andy backing his punk-inspired rap songs. The Nature Boy gang performed fan favorites such as "Dark Denim", "Helicopter", and "Living Every Dream". Sad Andy did not perform "Ferragamo", despite audience requests. However, Antwon did stop the beats to lead the crowd in a singalong of "I Want It That Way" by the Backstreet Boys.
Holy Ghost! performed a fun set of colorful dance rock, followed by Little Dragon on the Bridge Stage. Phantogram drew an impressive crowd to Saturday's final set on the Tunnel Stage, with the duo debuting danceable new material despite a few harsh feedback issues. Fireworks went off across the bay as the band performed. Atoms For Peace closed out the evening with a hooded Flea, and Thom Yorke singing tracks from AMOK while busting out his unique dance moves. [The Bay Bridged]
For Little Dragon, it was part of their tour which hits NYC tonight (10/23) at Bowery Ballroom and Thursday (10/24) at MHOW for sold-out shows with SZA.
More Treasure Island day 1 pictures below...
by Andrew Sacher
at home he feels like a Tourist
London producer William Phillips began operating under the Tourist moniker last year (he used to be known as Little Loud) with his self titled EP that owed much to the warped nostalgia of chillwave. But for his newest project, the Patterns EP (due out 12/3), he's signed to Disclosure's Method Records, and veered his sound towards the deep house that's very much been in style since that duo's breakout success. You can stream two tracks from the upcoming EP, "Together" and "Stay," below. Tourist also recently remixed Disclosure collaborator Sam Smith's "Safe With Me," and that remix can be streamed below too.
Tourist is set to go on his first North American tour this year, which begins in NYC during CMJ. His first show happens on October 18 at Glasslands, presented by Pigeons & Planes/Popgun. Tickets for that show are on sale now. He's also got a TBA NYC show scheduled for the next day (10/19). Once he's back in the UK, he'll play the Disclosure-curated Warehouse Project on 11/22. All dates are listed below.
Disclosure will be back in North America soon too on their winter tour that hits NYC for three nights at Terminal 5 (Jan. 17-19). Tickets for night 3 are still available but the other two are sold out.
The full list of Tourist dates, along with flyers for the tour and Glasslands show, plus those streams, below...
Disclosure at Central Park in August (more by Robert Altman)
As discussed, UK dance duo Disclosure will be returning to North America on their 2014 winter tour which hits NYC on January 17 and 18 at Terminal 5. Since we last spoke, Disclosure have added a third date happening on January 19 at the same venue. Tickets for the 1/19 show go on sale Friday (9/27) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (9/25) at noon. Tickets for the 1/17 are still available (same link), but the 1/18 show is sold out. All three shows, and much of the tour, are being opened by Vic Mensa and Samo Sound Boy. Updated dates are listed below.
Meanwhile, Disclosure have been doing some recording sessions with Nile Rodgers (of Chic and the new Daft Punk album), like Nile announced they would be earlier this year. And Nile will be in NYC this week for a couple events with Q-Tip.
First, Nile (performance) and Q-Tip (DJ) will be at Cipriani's 42nd St. on Wednesday (9/25) for a benefit for the We Are Family Foundation co-presented by luxury watchmaker Girard-Perregaux. That same night, there will be an auction and Giard-Perregaux will present two special edition watches. More info here.
Then, for something less fancy, Nile will join Q-Tip at his weekly #Offline DJ night at Output (9/25) later that night (10 PM). The night is billed as "A night celebrating the music of Nile Rodgers - w/ guest of honor Nile Rodgers" and DJ Spinna is on the bill too. Tickets for that are on sale now.
Updated Disclosure dates are listed, along with a video, below...
Disclosure at Central Park in August (more by Robert Altman)
Dance duo of the year Disclosure (sorry Daft Punk), who are still riding high off their Mercury Prize-nominated LP Settle and have done a ton of touring that saw them in increasingly large venues like Central Park, have just announced another tour. The new dates go into 2014 and see the band returning to NYC on January 17 and 18 at Terminal 5. Both of those shows, and other North American dates, are being opened by Vic Mensa and Samo Sound Boy. Tickets for the NYC shows go on sale Friday (9/20) at noon.
All dates are listed, along with with a new 360 degree video from their Central Park show, below...
One of this year's nominees...
The 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize Shortlist was just announced with the following 12 albums up for this year's prize:
Arctic Monkeys - AMDavid Bowie's very Bowie-esque The Next Day seems like the one to beat. Who do you think should win and what albums shoulda been on the list?
David Bowie - The Next Day
Disclosure - Settle
Foals - Holy Fire
Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg
James Blake - Overgrown
Jon Hopkins - Immunity
Laura Marling - Once I Was an Eagle
Laura Mvula - Sing to the Moon
Rudimental - Home
Savages - Silence Yourself
Villagers - Awayland
Jon Hopkins was in NYC a couple weeks ago; so was Laura Mvula who just played two shows last week in NYC; Laura Marling just played two nights at Music Hall of Williamsburg and plays tonight (9/11) at St. Ann's Church.; Arctic Monkeys play a sold-out Webster Hall on Monday (9/16); Savages will be in NYC during CMJ for a show at Terminal 5; and Rudimental play MHOW and Bowery Ballroom in November.
Last year's winner was Alt-J's An Awesome Wave. This year's winner will be announced on October 30 in London.
photos by Robert Altman, words by Andrew Sacher
Disclosure / Mobb Deep
Central Park Summerstage may have gotten its dance show of the summer last night when UK house/garage crossover duo Disclosure, abrasive trap duo TNGHT, and another house-y producer Julio Bashmore took over the stage for one funky night in the park.
Julio kicked things off bright and early at 6 PM, which isn't really the appropriate time at all for his music (and unfortunately his set at Warm Up this Saturday will likely face the same problem), but it was a nice primer for what was to come, and I hope to be catching him in a dark club sooner than later.
Though still in the light, TNGHT fared much better, and it really seemed like as many people came to see them as Disclosure. Lunice spent at least half of their set acting as a hypeman, and rapping along to some of the verses they dropped, which included Rick Ross, Danny Brown, and best of all, the excellent "Blood On The Leaves," which they helped produce for Kanye's Yeezus. Aside from playing the music of other rappers, the real treat came when TNGHT brought out legendary Queens rap duo Mobb Deep, who performed "Quiet Storm" and "Shook Ones."
Then finally, once the sky fully blackened, Disclosure came on stage. These guys have come really far since their first trip to NYC less than a year ago, and from the reactions of the sold-out crowd, you'd know it in a second. It was all arms in the air, constant dancing, and singing every word to the big hits ("White Noise," "You & Me") as well as the slightly odder ones ("When A Fire Starts to Burn," "F For You") and the older cuts too ("Boiling," "What's In Your Head"). Like we thought they would, they brought out Jessie Ware to sing "Confess to Me" and "Running," and Sam Smith for "Latch." Excellent show, and a very excellent light show too, I should add.
More pictures and videos of the guest appearances from Central Park, below...
by Andrew Sacher
London trio London Grammar have been putting out a steady release songs for the past year or so, and their career got a bit of a boost when singer Hannah Reid contributed vocals to Disclosure's excellent debut LP, Settle. Now London Grammar are set to release their own debut album, If You Wait, which comes out on September 10 via Columbia. If you've been into other recent British pop singers like Jessie Ware or Laura Mvula, this album should be right up your alley. You can stream four of its tracks -- "Strong," "Wasting My Young Years," "Metal & Dust," and "Hey Now" -- along with the recently-released b-side, "Feelings," below. The tracklist is below too, and that's the album art above.
London Grammar are also touring this year, and they'll be heading to North America in September/October for a run which includes a NYC show happening on October 8 at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/9) at 10 AM with Live Nation/LN Mobile App and Music Geeks presales starting Thursday (8/8) at 10 AM (password for Music Geeks is "musicgeeks").
In related news, Disclosure will be in NYC on Tuesday (8/6) for their Central Park show with TNGHT and Julio Bashmore and their afterparty DJ gig at The Wall (251 W 30th St). Both sold out.
All dates are listed, along with the song streams and tracklist, below...
Ghost BC @ MHOW last week (more by Vladislav Grach)
Kendrick Lamar @ Bonnaroo 2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
New Order at Williamsburg Park last week (more by PSquared Photography)
Lollapalooza 2013 happens this weekend (August 2 - 4) in Chicago's Grant Park (and some of it will stream online). We'll be there watching bands on all the stages and hosting them in the Soundwave Tent every day from 1 PM - 3 PM (and from 12:40 on Saturday).
The Lolla line-up is pretty great this year, full of big names with a lot of choices (and the occasional tough decision to be made between competing stages). Here are thirteen bands (plus a few more) we don't want to miss....
Disclosure at MHOW in March (more by Jason Bergman)
As discussed, UK dance duo Disclosure are bringing their tour to NYC for a co-headlining show with TNGHT on August 6 at Central Park Summerstage. It's with Julio Bashmore, who plays Warm Up that weekend. It's also two days before Disclosure collaborator Sam Smith plays Mercury Lounge, and around the time Jessie Ware is in the area too. It's also totally sold out.
However, Disclosure have now announced that later that night they'll be the Summerstage show afterparty which happens at The Wall (251 West 30th Street) with Alex English and "Guests." Any guesses on who they might be? Tickets for the afterparty are on sale now.
In related news, Sam Smith recently released his own new song, "Safe With Me," which you can stream below.
In other related news, Jessie Ware collaborator Sampha (who, like Jessie, sang on SBTRKT's album), released his own EP, Dual, this week (7/29) via Young Turks. Watch a video of him performing its track, "Indecision," for Yours Truly, below.
SBTRKT also DJs Output on Thursday (8/1) (sold out).
All Disclosure dates are listed, along with that video and song stream, below...
Jessie Ware at Webster Hall in April (more by Robert Altman)
Jessie Ware's rise shows no signs of stopping. Her last trip to NYC brought her to Webster Hall, and she's now just announced another run of North American dates to go down this fall and bring her to her largest headlining NYC show yet, Roseland Ballroom on November 2. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet, but you can check Ticketmaster for updates.
Jessie also has some US dates in early August following her appearance at Chicago's Lollapalooza. Those dates include a Boston show on August 5, a Baltimore show on August 7, and nothing on August 6, the day her collaborators Disclosure play Central Park Summerstage with TNGHT and Julio Bashmore. We've already wondered if Sam Smith is going to appear with Disclosure at that show, and now it doesn't seem impossible that Jessie could too.
Disclosure also, like Jessie, play Lollapalooza. And if they were to join each other on stage there, it wouldn't be the first time they did that at a US festival this year.
All dates are listed, along with her video for the Julio Bashmore-produced "Imagine It Was Us," below...
by Andrew Sacher
When London singer Sam Smith isn't recording with Disclosure (he sang lead on "Latch" from their debut album, Settle) or singing with them on BBC Radio 1 when they covered Duke Dumont, he's making his own music too. His recent single, "Lay Me Down," is sultrier and more of a vocal exercise than "Latch," and that can be streamed below. He's also got two alternate mixes of the track done by house/garage veteran Todd Edwards (who contributed to the new Daft Punk album), and those can be streamed below too.
Sam's got a few upcoming dates, most of which are in the UK, but he will be coming over to the US for a few shows this summer including one in NYC on August 8 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/21) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (6/19) at noon. It's only two days after Disclosure's Central Park Summerstage show with TNGHT and Julio Bashmore. Hmmm.
Dornik - 'Something About You'
In related news, vocalist/instrumentalist Dornik is the newest addition to the PMR Records label, which is also home to Disclosure (who seem to dig his stuff) and Jessie Ware (whose touring band Dornik used to drum in). Dornik just released his first single for the label, "Something About You," and it's really an excellent track. It's got a similar forward-thinking production style to Disclosure and Jessie Ware, and vocally he's up there with today's best R&B singers (Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, Miguel) but also reminiscent at times of pioneers like MJ or Prince. Check out that song below.
Disclosure at MHOW in March (more by Jason Bergman)
Holy Ship!!! is returning in 2014 for its third year (hence the three exclamation points) and will set sail off the coast of Miami on January 9, 2014, returning on January 12. Artists playing this year include Pharrell, Disclosure (DJ), Diplo, A-Trak, Baauer, Flume, RL Grime, Flosstradamus, Just Blaze, Ryan Hemsworth, Jerome LOL, Shlohmo (DJ), and more. Tickets for the cruise are on sale now.
Full lineup below...
by Andrew Sacher
As you probably know by now, Disclosure's excellent debut album, Settle, came out this week (6/4) and it pretty much deservedly put them at the top of this whole house revival. But as with all of these types of trends, there are other great artists taking part in it too, and one of those is UK producer Duke Dumont, whose single, "Need U 100%" (feat A*M*E), is one of the better dance tracks this year. You can watch the song's video below.
The track was just given remix treatment by UK garage veterans Artful Dodger, whose track, "No I Turn You On," was recently remixed by Disclosure, who (to bring things full circle) just covered Duke Dumont's "Need U 100%" with collaborator Sam Smith. Got all that? Good.
You can listen to Disclosure's "Need U 100%" cover and hear them talk about it on Sara Cox's BBC Radio 1 show (it comes on around 2 hours and 11 minutes) or listen to a rip of it below. On that same radio show, they performed "You & Me," which you can watch a video of below. Artful Dodger's remix of the track and Disclosure's remix of Artful Dodger can be streamed below too.
Duke went on a North American tour earlier this month which brought him to NYC for a FIXED show at LPR, but his only upcoming dates at the moment are in Europe except for HARD Summer 2013 in LA (which Disclosure also plays).
The National at Mercury Lounge last month (more by Sarah Gainer)
Youth Lagoon @ Bell House last month (more by Amanda Hatfield)
today in NYC
* Lotte Anker @ Barbes
* Rakim @ Red Hook Park
* Patti Smith @ Bowery Ballroom
* Bugs in the Dark, Gung @ Muchmore's
* The Mandingo Ambassadors @ Barbes
* Big Terrific Comedy Show @ Cameo Gallery
* Walter Jones, Jacuzzihidive @ Cameo Gallery
* Dither, Lorna Dune, Philip White @ Silent Barn
* The National, Youth Lagoon @ Barclays Center
* World's End Press, Selebrities @ Mercury Lounge
* Cristina Pato and The Migrations Band @ Joe's Pub
* Chimneys, Malcolm, eskimeaux, Told Slant @ Big Snow
* The Mountain Goats, The Baptist Generals @ Maxwell's
* Sylvie Courvoisier & Mark Feldman Quartet @ The Stone
* Hard Nips, Potty Mouth, Leda, Pretty Greens @ Cake Shop
* Dave Alvin and The Guilty Ones, Sarah Borges @ City Winery
* St. Paul and The Broken Bones, James Bay @ Mercury Lounge
* Liam McEneaney, Rob Paravonian, Janeane Garofalo @ Union Hall
* Grandchildren, Conveyor, Francisco The Man, Strange Shapes @ Pianos
* Yellowbirds, Alecia Chakour, Freddie Stevenson @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Chains of Love, Guyanna Ross & The Supremes, The Veda Reys @ Knitting Factory
* Shellshag, 50 Million, Apogee Sound Club, Extra Feeler, Lilith Vector @ Death By Audio
* So So Apropos, Lora Faye, Wilsen, St. Claire, Sami.The.Great, Kiddo, Basinger @ Spike Hill
* Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death, Immolation, Magrudergrind, Black Anvil @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* The Secret History, French Films, Hints, DJ Kip Berman (of Pains of Being Pure at Heart) @ Glasslands
Tonight's the kickoff of the 2013 season of Celebrate Brooklyn! in Prospect Park with a free show by Patty Griffin. Gates open at 6:30 PM and the show starts at 8:15 PM.
This evening is also your last chance to catch Finland's French Films who play Glasslands with NYC indie poppers The Secret History. Hints also play and Kip Berman of Pains of Being Pure at Heart is DJing. Tickets are still available.
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Deerhoof just released a video for "Breakup Songs" which is from last year's similarly titled Breakup Song album. You can watch it below.
Disclosure, whose excellent debut LP is out this week, appeared on "Jools Holland" last night to perform their track "Latch" with Sam Smith. Check out a video of that below.
Another one of the big breakout UK groups of the year, Savages, also appeared on late night TV last night, making their network debut on "Fallon." They played "She Will" and a web exclusive of "City's Full," both of which you can watch below.
by Andrew Sacher
Airhead on stage w/ James Blake at T5 in May (more by Jono Bernstein)
It's been a pretty exciting time for UK garage-inspired electronic music lately. Young duo Disclosure just put out their incredible debut album today (6/4) (and will play NYC soon), and that comes a week after the lower-key but still excellent sophomore album from Mount Kimbie (who just played NYC). Mount Kimbie's friend/collaborator James Blake also put out his sophomore album earlier this year, and now the guitarist in James' live band, better known as Airhead (who has also remixed Mount Kimbie), is set to release his debut album, For Years.
For Years comes out next week (6/11) via R&S (the same label that put out those early James Blake EPs), and like many other artists on the label, it's an album better suited for headphones than dancefloors. The beats are excellent, the melodies are gorgeous, and though there are times on the album where you can tell this is a guy who's been working with James Blake for a couple of years, for the most part he's got his own approach. The album can be streamed in full at NPR and a couple of its tracks can also be streamed below.
Airhead doesn't have any of his own North American dates scheduled at the moment, but you'll be able to see him again as James Blake's guitarist on James' North American fall tour, which hits NYC on November 6 and 7 at Terminal 5. Tickets for both NYC shows are still available. James also just uploaded a BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix he made back in 2011 to the 1-800-Dinosaur soundcloud page. You can listen to that mix below.
by Andrew Sacher
We just posted the new video for Disclosure's "When A Fire Starts To Burn," the opening track off their debut album, Settle. That album drops next week (6/4) and it's very understandably one of the most anticipated debuts of the year (maybe the most at the moment, now that Savages is out). The UK garage/house duo have been dropping songs from it left and right all week, and a little birdie told me that the album leaked too, so you may have heard it already. But if not, you can now stream the album in its entirety at The Guardian. It's an excellent album and we highly recommend that you take a listen.
As discussed, Disclosure will return to NYC for a co-headlining show with TNGHT at Central Park Summerstage on August 6. Support at the show comes from Julio Bashmore. Tickets for that show are still available.
Some song streams from the LP below...
As mentioned, Disclosure's debut album, Settle, is out next week (6/3) and the UK duo have just released a video for the record's opening track, "When a Fire Starts to Burn." The clip, directed by Bo Mirosseni (who's done videos for Sleigh Bells and Black Moth Super Rainbow), is set in a fly-by-night evangelical church where the preacher gives old time religion to his flock. Snake handling, rapture, and freaky dancing ensues. Watch it below.
Disclosure will be here on August 6 for a Central Park Summerstage show with TNGHT. Tickets are still available.
Treasure Island Music Festival is returning in 2013 to The San Francisco Bay on October 19-20. This year's lineup includes Thom Yorke's Atoms For Peace project, Beck, Animal Collective, James Blake, Japandroids, Disclosure, Tricky, Little Dragon, Sleigh Bells, Phantogram, Holy Ghost!, Real Estate, and more. Tickets for the festival go on sale Friday (5/31) at 10 AM PST.
Full lineup below...
Thermals @ 285 Kent, March 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
today in NYC
* Q-Tip @ Cielo
* Kim Smith @ Joe's Pub
* Dave Davies @ City Winery
* Laura Marling @ Roulette
* Slavic Soul Party @ Barbes
* Secret Chiefs 3 @ The Stone
* Dawn Richard @ Gramercy Theatre
* Pantha Du Prince @ West Park Church
* Kuroma, Fort Lean, IDEATH @ Glasslands
* CAROL LIPNIK and SPOOKORAMA @ Barbes
* Della Mae, Margaret Glaspy @ The Rock Shop
* Tica Douglas, Woof Woof, Hayley Coupon @ Cameo Gallery
* Deiphago, Mutant Supremacy, Damnatum, Agrath @ Saint Vitus
* Wakey!Wakey!, Michael Daves, Ana Egge @ Rockwood Music Hall
* The Thermals, Screaming Females, Hop Along @ Bowery Ballroom
* Alex Bleeker & The Freaks, Spectre Folk, King Cyst @ Knitting Factory
* A conversation with J. Cole and Elliott Wilson @ Highline Ballroom
* Apache Dropout, Blank Realm, Three Tsunamis, Pop Zeus @ Death By Audio
* John Talabot, Pional, Lemonade, JDH & Dave P @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Gobby, SFV Acid, Fur, Kuhrye-oo, Ian Isia, fLako, Pick A Piper, Shadowbox, Lavina Yelb, Kraftmatiks @ Le Baron
* You Bred Raptors?, Two Seconds to Midnight, Pillow Theory, The Karma Exchange, Dave Wanamaker @ The Mercury Lounge
The Thermals bring their tour in support of their new Desperate Ground LP to NYC for their first of two Bowery Ballroom shows tonight. As discussed, Screaming Females open both dates, and Hop Along opens tonights show. Since we last spoke, Don GIovanni band Black Wine were added to Wednesday's (5/29) show.
Back in March, The Thermals came to NYC for a few shows including Ace Hotel's '5 at 5' series. Check out a video of them playing an acoustic version of "You Will Be Free" from their new album at that Ace Hotel show, below.
Alex Bleeker & the Freaks' new album, How Far Away, is out today on Woodsist. The band play a record release show tonight at Knitting Factory with Spectre Folk (who count Steve Shelley as a member) and Big Troubles side project King Cyst. Tickets for tonight's show are still available. You can also listen to the album in the Knit's front room at 6PM where it'll be spinning on vinyl. You can also bring your own vinyl and they'll play it too as part of the club's new Tuesday series, Release and Rewind. The front room is free. You can stream a track from their new album below.
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