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Sleigh Bells – I Can Only Stare Video

Sleigh Bells have today shared a stunning video for their forthcoming single, “I Can Only Stare”, the music video directorial debut from the independent filmmaker Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip / Queen Of Earth) along with the band’s Derek Miller.

Derek  said the following about the collaboration:
“The video follows three doomed women, all played by Alexis. It’s bleak but hopefully inspiring, too. Most of us have probably felt like one or all three of these characters at some point in time. I know I have. Making this was cathartic.

We had the privilege of working with Alex Ross Perry, one of my favorite young writer/directors, Sean Price Williams (badass Director of Photography) and a really, really great crew. Alex’s last film, Queen of Earth, was one of my favorites of 2015. There’s a tense, ominous quality to it which I hoped he would bring to the video. He did. His decision to shoot on Super 16mm film helped avoid the slick crispness we had grown tired of with digital cameras. It was a great experience. And a huge debt is owed to Robert Richardson, my favorite cinematographer. We ripped Mr. Richardson off big time for the rear projection screen performance footage.”

“I Can Only Stare” is the latest offering from forthcoming album, Jessica Rabbit, set for release on November 11th 2016.

The band have also been invited to perform for the first time on BBC2’s Later… With Jools Holland on 1st and 4th November 2016.

Brandon Can’t Dance – Smoke & Drive Around

Brandon Can’t Dance today announces his new, debut physical, album Graveyard of Good Times, to be released 13th January 2017, sharing lead single ‘Smoke & Drive Around’ as a premiere on Noisey. A truly diverse collection of songs from one of America’s most compelling new songwriters, Graveyard of Good Times is as cathartic and melancholic as it is sardonic and playful.

Self-produced between summer 2015 and winter 2016, the album was recorded between shifts working nights as a security guard and looking after his grandmother, who he lives with alongside his mother and sister.

Brandon has been performing music since he was eleven years old, previously playing as one half of cult duo Rasputin’s Secret Police. Brandon now performs live completely solo, along with a slew of loops, samples and effects. On November 1st, he will set off on tour in the US with longtime confidant Alex G and Sub Pop’s LVL UP.

Graveyard of Good Times is released 13th January 2017 and is available to pre-order now: Rough Trade | Bandcamp

Sleigh Bells – I Can Only Stare

Sleigh Bells have today shared a new track entitled “I Can Only Stare”. The single is the newest offering from their forthcoming album, Jessica Rabbit, set for release on November 11th 2016.  “I Can Only Stare” is a huge, head-spinning standout from Jessica Rabbit and was premiered by Zane Lowe at Beats 1 as today’s World Record.

Sleigh Bells have also announced an intimate London show at The Dome on Thursday 27th October 2016. Tickets HERE.

Jessica Rabbit is available for pre-order now at the following stores: iTunesLimited Edition LP / CD

Hinds – Deluxe Album and Bamboo Animation

Hinds today announce a deluxe version of their debut LP. Not only featuring b-sides and rarities, Leave Me Alone Deluxe offers a unique and never-before-seen peek into the world of Hinds with cell phone demos. These demos – which were never meant to be heard by anyone but Hinds – give fans an exclusive look into the band’s song-writing process as they created their critically acclaimed, perfectly imperfect debut. Leave Me Alone Deluxe will be released on October 28th on double CD and Vinyl only. Pre-order the album now via Rough Trade, or the band’s webstore.

To celebrate the announcement Hinds are also sharing a brand new animated video for “Bamboo.” Directed by Laurina Paperina, the video’s deceptively cute illustrations bely a hilariously dark, devious tale of rampant mischief from our four favourite Madrileñas.

Hinds will shortly be playing their biggest live shows to date, including a show at Kentish Town Forum in London.

Dream Wife – Halloween Show

Dream Wife have today announced a special Halloween headline show at London’s Moth Club with guests tba. Tickets here.

The Halloween show is preceded by a UK tour with Black Honey and appearances at Simple Things and SWN festivals. Forthcoming live dates:

17/09/16        Hitchin – Formations Festival
01/10/16        Southsea – Southsea Festival
02/10/16        Manchester – Deaf Institute w/Black Honey
03/10/16        Bristol – Louisiana w/Black Honey
05/10/16        London – Lexington w/Black Honey
06/10/16        Brighton – Patterns w/Black Honey
10/10/16        Birmingham – Rainbow w/Black Honey
11/10/16        Glasgow – Nice n Sleazy w/Black Honey
12/10/16        Leeds – Belgrave Music Hall w/Black Honey
22/10/16        Bristol – Simple Things Festival
23/10/16        Cardiff – SWN Festival
31/10/16        London – Moth Club

Dream Wife – Lolita Video

Dream Wife today share the video for ‘Lolita’, directed by Sam Boullier and Eleanor Hardwick.   Premiered on The FADER, the video sees the band explore a favourite genre, horror.  As the band explain:

“The idea for the video came from a distaste toward the classic virginal female victim narrative, the damsel in distress scenario. The intention was to make something both playful and angry, toying with many conventional horror movie moments in an unconventional, empowering, silly and scary way.  Using a found footage aesthetic Sam and Eleanor wove together a series of tableaus in which we inhabit roles of the good and the bad, the villain and the victim, satirizing the archetype of the female horror victim.”

Brandon Can’t Dance – A New Signing

We are delighted to announce the signing of Brandon Can’t Dance. A self-recorded and produced project from Philadelphia native Brandon Ayres, Brandon Can’t Dance has self-released several albums worth of material online before being picked up by ourselves. Today we unveil ‘17’, the lead track from the ‘LXVE’ EP, a six track collection of newly remastered Brandon Can’t Dance songs, now available to download for free from our store but also available on all digital retailers from tomorrow.

‘LXVE’ EP collates an engaging snapshot of his DIY creations to-date. Entirely self-recorded and produced, Brandon’s music is unique and diverse, whilst hinting at a songwriting lineage absorbed through the sombre tones of Elliott Smith, the odd-ball electronics of John Maus, 90s Sub Pop inflected grunge and The Idiot-era Iggy Pop.

A reticent cult figure in Philly’s local DIY scene, Brandon Can’t Dance has shared stages playing alongside the likes of Eskimeaux, LVL UP and Alex G. It was Alex G who recommended Brandon’s music to us and the pair head out on tour together in the US this November.

2016 Tour Dates w/ Alex G

Nov 01 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
Nov 02 – Birmingham @ The Syndicate Lounge
Nov 03 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
Nov 06 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
Nov 09 – Omaha, NE @ Milk Run
Nov 10 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency
Nov 11 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Nov 12 – Lansing, MI @ The Blind Pig

Sleigh Bells – Jessica Rabbit

Sleigh Bells, Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss, have announced their first new album in three years. Entitled Jessica Rabbit, the album, which was produced by the band and mixed by Andrew Dawson (Kanye West, Tyler, the Creator), will be released on November 11th, 2016 as the inaugural release on the band’s own label, Torn Clean, in partnership with ourselves.  It is the sonic equivalent of firing synapses, with melodies zigzagging in different directions in a beautiful and ever-modulating controlled chaos. It is playful but darkly so; flirtatious but caustic; ebullient but downright sinister.

A video for the album-opening track “It’s Just Us Now,” directed by Derek Miller, can be seen below.  More details on the album here.  Pre-order Jessica Rabbit now:  iTunesLimited Edition LP / CD

Dream Wife – Hey Heartbreaker (VEVO Dscvr)

Watch Dream Wife playing Hey Heartbreaker live for VEVO, filmed at Village Underground, London.

Hinds – Warts Video and Tour Announce

Hinds today unveil the video for “Warts”, the fourth single to be taken from their critically acclaimed debut album “Leave Me Alone”.  The video is set in Barcelona, using the magnificent Walden7 building and the city’s port as the backdrop, and was directed by Pedro Martin-Calero and produced by CANADA and Colonel Blimp. The brilliantly surreal and vibrant visual tells the story of a boy who is love with a girl that the band can see is no good for him, a femme fatale.

Discussing the video concept and song’s lyrics Hinds ask “have you ever seen a couple that shouldn’t be a couple? Have you ever seen your friend’s girlfriend’s warts before he does? In love like in war it aint no rules. And she knows. She knows it well… She is gonna beat him bad, but he only hears parabarabaraba….

Today they also announce their biggest UK shows to date for November and December, including London’s 2300 capacity Forum and their first show in Ireland.   Tickets for the shows are on general sale from 9am on Friday July 15th but are available on pre-sale from today here.

14-17/7, Spain – Benicassim
22-23/7, Finland, Turku – H20 Festival
24/7, England, Sheffield – Tramlines
28/7, France, Port Grimaud – Plages de Rock
30/7, France, Cabourg – Mon Amour
31/7, France, Lille – Nuits Secrets
04/8, Spain, Santander – SM Festival
13/8, Austria, Wiesen – Summerville
19/8, Norway, Trondheim – PStereo
21/8, Germany, Hamburg – Dockville
24/8, Germany, Cologne – c/o Pop
26/8, England, Reading – Reading Festival
27/8, England, Leeds – Leeds Festival
01/9, Poland – Soundrive Festival
03/9, USA – Bumbershoot Festival
10/9, England, Isle of Wight – Bestival
16/10, USA, San Francisco – Treasure Island
17/10, USA, Santa Barbara – Velvet Jones
19/10, USA, Tuscon – Club Congress
20/10, USA, Phoenix – Valley Bar
21/10, USA, Los Angeles, -The Regent
22/10, USA, Santa Ana – Beach Goth
24/10, USA, Chicago – Thalia Hall
25/10, USA, Detroit – Pike Room
26/10, Canada, Toronto – Adelaide Hall
28/10, USA, New York – Warsaw
30/10, USA, Boston – Middle East
04/11, USA, Austin – Sound on Sound
19/11, Spain, Granada – Granapop
20/11, Denmark, Copenhagen – Vega
21/11, Denmark, Aarhus – Voxhall
22/11, Sweden, Stockholm – Debaser Medis
23/11, Norway, Oslo – Parkteatret
26/11, England, Manchester – Academy 2
27/11, Scotland, Glasgow – Saint Lukes
29/11, Ireland, Dublin – Dublin Academy
1/12, England, Bristol – Trinity
2/12, England, London – Forum