Entries tagged with: Port St Willow
Stranger Cat is Cat Martino's electronic pop project with Sven Britt, and they recently released their debut album In The Wilderness on Joyful Noise. The album features her Sufjan Stevens collaboration "I Promise," as well as "Ecstatic Energy," which was just given the video treatment. That video premieres in this post, along with a stream of a new non-album song, the ballad-y "The Tracks." Check out both below.
In addition to Sufjan Stevens, the album also features collaborations with Christopher Powell (Man Man), Darby Cicci (The Antlers), Reggie Pace (Bon Iver) and more. (And in addition to playing in Sufjan's Age of Adz band, Cat has also played with Sharon Van Etten and The Shins.)
Stranger Cat will celebrate the new album with a release show in their hometown on Wednesday (5/20) at Rough Trade with Port St. Willow, Salt Cathedral, and "loads of special guests", and Geographer who has been added as headliner. Tickets are on sale.
They also have upcoming dates opening for Sebadoh. Those are listed, with the new song and video, below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
"Still blown away by the 1-2 punch of Port St. Willow and The Twilight Sad last night. Intense." - Jared Dionne
The Twilight Sad @ Baby's All Right, 2/24/2015
Scotland's The Twilight Sad came to Baby's All Right on Tuesday night (2/25) as part of their current North American tour with Port St. Willow. The Twilight Sad brought the energy, which came in no small part from lead vocalist James Graham who gesticulated emphatically over the cheering pack of fans crowding the front of the stage. Pictures, setlist and video of "I Became a Prostitute" from the show are in this post.
Port St. Willow, meanwhile, are rolling with some new members -- including a horn/keyboard player -- who really filled out Nicholas Principe's songs, and the band sounded huge at Baby's. Pictures of their set, plus more of The Twilight Sad, below...
Scotland's The Twilight Sad released their latest album, Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants To Leave, last year, and they've now released its track "I Could Give You All That You Don't Want" as a single with the digital b-side, "The Airport." You can pick it up on iTunes now, and the video for the a-side premieres in this post. Watch below.
Full list of dates, tour flyer, and new video, below...
Guitarist Mark McGuire of the now-defunct ambient trio Emeralds is kicking off the new year with a one-off in NYC TONIGHT (1/7) at Baby's All Right and is promising to reveal new material at the show. Opening will be Port St. Willow, GABI, Rootless and Ancient Ocean. Tickets are on sale now.
Mark's most recent release is 2014's Noctilucence EP. Check out the self-directed video for the 16-minute title track below...
The Wilderness of Manitoba are playing Mercury Lounge on March 19. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau are playing Bowery Ballroom on April 9. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Spirit Family Reunion are playing Bowery Ballroom on April 6. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Port St. Willow are playing Mercury Lounge on February 22. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
The Whigs are playing Mercury Lounge on March 12. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Superhumanoids are playing Mercury Lounge on April 2. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Foxygen, Johnny Marr, The Hives, The Postal Service and more are on sale today too.
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Heliotropes / Mount Moriah @ Cake Shop - 10/18/12
On Thursday (10/18) during CMJ, we stopped by the NYCTaper day party at Cake Shop to catch sets by BV faves Heliotropes, Merge signees Mount Moriah, and Port St. Willow.Pictures of those sets are in this post.
If you missed Mount Moriah, they'll be on tour in November, including a NYC stop at Union Pool on 11/11 and advance tickets are on sale now. All dates, with the rest of the pictures, below...