Alright folks, which new music are you most excited about releasing this January?
1/14 Big Ups, Eighteen Hours of Static (Dead Labour)
1/14 Broken Bells, After the Disco (Columbia)
1/14 Cherry Glazerr, Haxel Princess (Burger)
1/14 Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Give the People What They Want (Daptone)
1/14 Bruce Springsteen, High Hopes (Columbia)
1/21 Bill Callahan, Have Fun With God (Drag City)
1/21 I Break Horses, Chiaroscuro (Bella Union/PIAS)
1/21 Damien Jurado, Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Sun (Secretly Canadian)
1/21 Mogwai, Rave Tapes (Sup Pop)
1/21 together PANGEA, Badillac (Harvest/Burger)
1/21 Warpaint, Warpaint (Rough Trade)
1/28 Dum Dum Girls, Too True (Sub Pop)
1/28 Tara Jane O’Neill, Where Shine New Lights (Kranky)
1/28 Strange Talk, Cast Away (Wind-Up)
Something not listed here? Let me know!
With their new album Animal Joy due to hit the stands on 27 February via Sub Pop, Shearwater are offering a sneak-peak into their new, edgier direction with a widget for the track “Breaking the Yearlings”, which was premiered on SPIN.com yesterday but you can now feel free to post (see link to widget below.) They’re also embarking on a mammoth tour, which includes dates in the States with the hotly tipped Sharon Van Etten and an EU headline tour in March/April with four UK dates in Brighton, Manchester, Glasgow and London (see full tour details below).
27 February 2012
Sub Pop Records
Animal Joy was produced and recorded by Danny Reisch in Austin, Texas, and mixed by Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Jonsi, Frightened Rabbit) in Bridgeport, Connecticut; sessions took place through most of 2011. The album was mastered by Greg Calbi in NYC.
Principal players were Jonathan Meiburg (vocals, guitar, and piano), Kimberly Burke (upright and electric bass) and Thor Harris (drums)—all members of Shearwater since 1999—along with guest performers Andy Stack (of Wye Oak) on guitar, keyboard, and saxophone, Scott Brackett on keyboards, Cully Symington on additional drums, Sam Lipman on clarinet, and Elaine Barber on harp. No strings or glockenspiels were touched during the making of this album.
EU TOUR DATES
28/03/12 : Bitterzoet – Amsterdam (NL)
29/03/12 : Botanique – Brussels (B)
30/03/12 : The Haunt – Brighton (UK)
31/03/12 : The Deaf Institute – Manchester (UK)
01/04/12 : Stereo – Glasgow (UK)
03/04/12 : Scala – London (UK)
04/04/12 : Le Grand Mix – Tourcoing (F)
05/04/12 : La Maroquinerie – Paris (F)
06/04/12 : Bad Bonn – Düdingen (CH)
08/04/12 : Palace – St.Gallen (CH)
09/04/12 : Bloom – Mezzago (Milan) (I)
10/04/12 : Circolo degli Artisti – Rome (I)
11/04/12 : Bronson – Madonna dell’albero (Ravenna) (I)
12/04/12 : Menza pri Koritu – Ljubljana (Slovenia)
16/04/12 : Groove Station – Dresden (D)
17/04/12 : Prinzenbar – Hamburg (D)
18/04/12 : Comet – Berlin (D)
19/04/12 : Babylon – Istanbul (TR)
21/04/12 : AN Club – Athens (GR)
The Waiting for Lightning to Strike Tour is a triple co-headline event of friends and musical kin, and marks the recent release of albums for all three: Sub Pop recording artist Daniel Martin Moore’s Dear Companion came out in January to glowing reviews, Haley Bonar self-released her album Golder in April, and Holcombe Waller’s Into the Dark Unknown is set for a national re-release on June 21.
The three artists will alternate as headliners on the tour and will be planning some special collaborations on and off stage, including an invite-only hotel “bed-in” set in New York City, a la Waller’s SXSW performance with Jenny O.
More special content and giveaways will be taking place on each of the artists Facebook and Twitter pages, so stay tuned.
Daniel, Haley and Holcombe are musical kindred spirits- each embodying the pure honesty and the vast variety that can define folk music. They also come from a place of consummate mutual respect and admiration. The first time Haley heard Holcombe perform she was brought to tears. As she says “It is rare to see a male SING that tight and technical and still sound loose and lovely… I love that both Daniel and Holcombe perform and write from honest places, you can see that when they sing live – you either have it or you don’t – and they’ve got it.”
Haley Bonar + Daniel Martin Moore
June 19 Pittsburgh, PA Club Cafe
Haley Bonar + Holcombe Waller + Daniel Martin Moore
June 21 Brooklyn, NY The Bell House
June 22 Boston, MA Cafe 939
June 23 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
June 24 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live
June 25 Washington, DC Sixth & I Synagogue
June 26 Asheville, NC Grey Eagle Tavern
June 28 Nashville, TN The End
June 29 St. Louis, MO Off Broadway
June 30 Louisville, KY Rudyard Kipling House
Haley Bonar + Holcombe Waller
July 01 Iowa City, IA Englert Theatre
July 02 Chicago, IL The Hideout