Entries tagged with: Dylan LeBlanc
by Andrew Sacher
This month's issue of UK music magazine MOJO features a free CD titled Rumours Revisted, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac's landmark 1977 album, Rumours. (Not the first time a Fleetwood Mac tribute album came out this year.) The compilation features covers by Yeasayer, Liars, Julia Holter, Pure Bathing Culture, The Besnard Lakes, Dylan LeBlanc, and more. You can stream Yeasayer's take on "Second Hand News" and Liars' reworking of "The Chain" below, and to hear the rest of the album, you might have to get your hands on a copy of the new issue of MOJO or scour the internet for a download. (Side note: I've always wanted to hear 2007-era Yeasayer cover "The Chain" but I guess some things will have to remain up to the imagination...)
Over the summer, Fleetwood Mac revealed plans to tour in 2013. Details for that have still not been announced but the band continue to show signs that the tour is on the way. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Lindsey Buckingham revealed that he'd also like to record with Fleetwood Mac again:
"Absolutely, absolutely I would," he says of creating a new album. "In fact, about six, seven months ago, John [McVie] and Mick [Fleetwood] were over here and we actually cut some tracks, and we did enough for maybe half an album. But you gotta get Stevie [Nicks] on board with that, and at the time, she was really quite caught up in what she was doing . . . but I would love to do that because John and Mick were playing their asses off."The band last released Say You Will in 2003.
Streams and tracklist are below.
photos by Tracy Allison
First Aid Kit, Music Hall of Williamsburg 9/30/2012
Swedish sisterly duo First Aid Kit played two shows in NYC over the weekend with Dylan LeBlanc, first at Irving Plaza on Saturday (9/29) and then Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sunday (9/30). Backed by an able band, their angelic, confessional folk held the audience rapt and the harmonies Klara and Johanna Söderberg produce had many swooning. Photos from the MHOW show (including one of the setlist) are in this post.
First Aid Kit released an iTunes Session a couple weeks ago (including a cover of Patti Smith's "Dancing Barefoot"), and a deluxe edition of their most recent album, The Lion's Roar, is out this week with a bonus DVD featuring a tour documentary. The duo also recently made a video for their single, "Wolf," and that can be watched below.
Dylan LeBlanc @ Mercury Lounge (more by Eric Townsend)
That First Aid Kit Brooklyn show and "growing tour" mentioned this morning is now fully announced and includes a NYC show at Irving Plaza too (check Ticketmaster for tickets to appear probably later this week). Dylan LeBlanc opens at Irving and Music Hall of Williamsburg and at many of the dates listed, along with a video of First Aid Kit on Conan, below...
First Aid Kit at Webster Hall in March (more by Tamara Porras)
Though we were surprised when First Aid Kit made the jump from playing Mercury Lounge to headlining a much larger show at Webster Hall, the Swedish folk duo proved fully able of selling out the big venue.
So tickets should be going pretty quickly when they return to NYC this fall to play Music Hall of Williamsburg on September 30. Tickets go on sale Friday (5/4) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wedneday (5/2) at noon.
UPDATE: They're also playing Irving Plaza and many more just-announced dates
The MHOW show appears to be part of a North American tour that hasn't been announced in full yet. Other upcoming North American dates for the duo include Newport Folk Festival and Lollapalooza. All dates are listed below...
DOWNLOAD: Dylan LeBlanc - If The Creek Don't Rise (MP3)
Dylan LeBlanc at Mercury Lounge (more by Eric Townsend)
21-year old Rough Trade-signed singer-songwriter Dylan LeBlanc is now on a tour of North America that stops at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC on Tuesday (10/11). Advanced tickets are available for the show happening on the venue's Stage 2 at 10:30pm. All tour dates are below.
Grab the MP3 "If the Creek Don't Rise" above, and listen for the backup vocals by Emmylou Harris. A couple of videos with the dates, below...
photos by Eric M. Townsend
The MUSE: Your debut album was just released this summer. What have the last few months been like for you?Dylan LeBlanc's hard touring brought him to Rock Shop on 1/27 (he played the show before Wye Oak) and Mercury Lounge on 1/28 (where these pictures come from).
Dylan LeBlanc: I worked really hard touring. It's been a big change in my life, kind of giving up control and having people work for me. It's weird. Not having to book my own shows. It's kind of cool. I like it. I feel like I'm very happy. I feel like I'm moving forward, and I've gotten a lot better over the course of the last year and several months. Playing new songs, it's been really great.
Who are some of the artists and songs that inspired you to get out there and create your own music?
Dylan LeBlanc: As far as artists go, I like what a lot of people like. I like Wilco a lot. They were big throughout my teenage years. And a lot of Neil Young, classic rock, classic folk music. As far as songs go, the first song that made me instantly love music was "Out On The Weekend" from Harvest (Reprise). That was the first real, good song that made me want to start writing songs. I just like that song for some reason, and that whole album. We played a lot of good stuff at my house.
The Mercury Lounge show in direction competition with a show featuring his tourmate Lissie at Webster Hall that night. The two resumed their tour together after NYC and keep going for about another week. Later this month Dylan hops on tour with Lucinda Williams who then plays two shows at Webster Hall without him.
All tour dates, more pictures from the Merc show, and some videos from Lissie's date with Webster Hall, below...
The Guardian recently listed "Hidden gems of 2010: the pop, world and jazz CDs you may have missed", one of those is :
Dylan LeBlanc - Pauper's Field (Rough Trade)If you missed him in July, 20-year-old Dylan LeBlanc returns to the road this month, playing select dates across the East Coast and Midwest with Lissie... except in NYC where the two artists play separate shows. Lissie headlines Webster Hall on January 28th (tickets) while Dylan plays Mercury Lounge that same night with Arthur & The Geniuses (tickets). You can also catch Dylan at Rock Shop on 1/27 (tickets) - Lissie has that night off.
Mopey country troubadours are 10-a-penny, but few nail Stetson anomie as gracefully as Dylan LeBlanc. His father was a Muscle Shoals sessioneer, and LeBlanc retains a sepia-tinted way with instrumentation and classic tropes like lost love. But there are darker themes here (addiction, murder) supplementing LeBlanc's nicely judged bleakness.
All tour dates and a Dylan DUMBO Session video, below...
DOWNLOAD: Dylan LeBlanc - If Time Was For Wasting (MP3)
Louisianan Dylan Leblanc is one of the most recent acquisitions for Rough Trade, who'll be putting out the Ryan Adams-esque twangy songwriter's debut LP, Pauper's Field, on August 24th.
Dylan played City Winery last night with Calexico, and Pianos with Pronto & Todd Barry the night before that. People keep mentioning how good he was. And he still has three more NYC shows to go. He plays tonight (July 20th) for free at Other Music, Wednesday at Joe's Pub (tickets), and Friday, July 23rd at Maxwell's with Dawes... which we have a pair of free tickets to give away (you can also buy some). Contest details below.
The Joe's Pub gig is before the DM Stith/Inlets show at the venue.
Dylan's video for "If Time Was For Wasting", the contest, and tour dates (just those NYC gigs) are below...