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The New Pornographers made a video for "Dancehall Domine" (watch)
Oct 1, 2014 9:54am | Brooklyn Vegan

by Bill Pearis

One of the catchiest songs on The New Pornographers' Brill Bruisers (an album filled with super-catchy songs) is "Dancehall Domine" which is the new single and just got a video from directorial team Leblanc + Cudmore. It's a hodgepodge of ideas but all very stylishly shot in widescreen. Says one half of the directorial team, Scott Cudmore:

Sometimes I like watching the b-roll or behind the scenes or outtakes on DVDs and blu-rays...'Dancehall Domine' is meant to feel like a whole bunch of those clips sort of strung together as if they're taken from some fucked up Italian or French musical maybe. Or a bunch of fragments from films like that--thrillers, bad romances, in one case we're clearly referencing Clouzot's famous L'enfer tests. We even have the man himself in there!
It's about time someone referenced L'enfer in a New Pornographers video! Watch it below.

You can catch New Pornographers (with new yet-unnamed drummer) when their tour hits NYC at Hammerstein Ballroom on November 17 (tickets) with Pains of Being Pure at Heart. All dates are listed, along with the new video, below...

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Midweek chart update: Jamie T on course for Number One position
Oct 1, 2014 9:53am | NME
Oasis and Prince also set for new entries in the Top Ten this week

UK vinyl album sales in 2014 have already exceeded 2013s total
Oct 1, 2014 9:51am | Fact Magazine

Another record-breaking year for vinyl.

UK sales of vinyl albums have already exceeded their 2013 total, according to the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA).

From January to September, 844,122 albums were sold on vinyl in the UK  already way beyond 2013′s total of 829,243 sales. Final sale figures for 2014 are expected to easily surpass 1 million given three months of sales remain, plus the seasonal effect on consumption as Christmas looms.

“This is an extraordinary turnaround,” commented ERA chief Kim Baley. “Independent retailers were first to identify the untapped potential for vinyl and made it the focus of Record Store Day. With record labels now making more vinyl available, this trend shows no sign of abating.”

The biggest-selling vinyl album of 2014 to date is Arctic Monkeys’s 2013 album AM, followed by Jack White’s Lazaretto and, er, Oasis’s Definitely Maybe.

Although vinyl still makes up a tiny proportion of total phsyical sales, with CDs still making up 97% of physical album sales, the news confirms the continued boom in the vinyl market.

Keep up to date with all the best vinyl releases with FACT’s weekly column from our pals at Phonica Records in Soho. [via ERA]

The New Pornographers share video for Dancehall Domine watch
Oct 1, 2014 9:45am | Cosequence Of Sound

The New Pornographers have shared a new video for “Dancehall Domine”, one of the tracks appearing on their latest LP, Brill Bruisers. Here, directors Leblanc + Cudmore take the performance-centric formula and give it a unique spin, inserting the band into several unique settings, each distinguished by a certain plot device or visual aesthetic. From ballerinas to vintage black and white to something akin to a cheesy Rebel Without a Cause remake, the resulting visuals emphasize the very meta components of the music video/TV/movie spectrum. If all that’s a bit too overwhelming for you, just enjoy all the shiny, shiny colors.

In a statement, Cudmore said, “Sometimes I like watching the b-roll or behind the scenes or outtakes on DVDs and Blu-ray. Dancehall Domine is meant to feel like a whole bunch of those clips sort of strung together as if theyre taken from some fucked up Italian or French musical maybe. Or a bunch of fragments from films like thatthrillers, bad romances, in one case were clearly referencing Clouzots famous Lenfer tests. We even have the man himself in there!”

(Ranking: The New Pornographers From Worst to Best)

Watch it below. 

Later this week, The New Pornographers will embark on their latest tour in support of Brill Bruisers. The North American jaunt runs through early December and includes an appear...

Ryan Adams adds NJ date to tour, covered Foreigner's "I Want To Know What Love Is"
Oct 1, 2014 9:37am | Brooklyn Vegan

Ryan Adams (left) w/ Bob Mould in September (more by PSquared)

Ryan Adams' upcoming tour already has four NYC shows: two solo shows at Carnegie Hall (11/15 & 17) and two full-band shows at Hammerstein Ballroom (11/22 & 23), which you can still get tickets too. He's now expanded his tour, giving one more chance to catch him not far from NYC around then when he plays NJ's Count Basie Theatre on November 20. Tickets for that show go on sale Thursday (10/2) at noon. Updated dates are listed below.

Ryan released a new album this year and recently performed a few of its songs on NPR's World Cafe. During that performance, he also covered Foreigner's powerballad, "I Want To Know What Love Is." If you're into that sort of thing, you can check that out with his list of dates, below...

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David Bowie teases album artwork for 'Nothing Has Changed'
Oct 1, 2014 9:33am | NME
The full concept will be revealed in next week's NME (street date October 8)

The New Pornographers Dancehall Domine Video
Oct 1, 2014 9:32am | StereoGum

The New Pornographers have revealed the video for Brill Bruisers single “Dancehall Domine.” Directed by Leblanc + Cudmore, it finds Carl Newman and Kathryn Calder performing in a film studio amidst some absurd circumstances. Explains co-director Scott Cudmore:


Alt-J to play show at Madison Square Garden
Oct 1, 2014 9:31am | Cosequence Of Sound

Just two short years ago, Alt-J took to New York City’s 250-person capacity Mercury Lounge to make their US debut. However, thanks to their Mercury Prize-earning debut LP, festival appearances the world over, and a radio-friendly sophomore record, the band has quickly ascended to the ranks of arena headliner. On March 30th, they’ll headline a show at New York City’s 18,200-person capacity Madison Square Garden. Phantogram will serve in support for the gig.

Between now and then, the band has a number of other US shows scheduled. See the full docket below.

Alt-J 2014-2015 Tour Dates:
10/14 Vancouver, BC @ Orpheum Theatre
10/15 Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
10/16 Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom
10/17 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom
10/19 – San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Music Festival
10/20 Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
10/21 Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater
10/24 San Diego, CA @ Soma
10/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life is Beautiful Festival
10/27 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
10/28 Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
10/29 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
10/31 Minneapolis, MN @ Myth
11/02 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
11/04 Tulsa, OK @ Cains Ballroom
11/05 Dallas, TX @ Southside Ball Room
11/06 Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
11/07 Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/10 Detroit, MI @ The Fi...

Video Premiere: Gringo Star – “World Of Spin”
Oct 1, 2014 9:24am | CMJ

The world’s a party in Gringo Star’s new video for World Of Spin. Though news reports threaten the apocalypse, the grainy footage shows the band playing live at house parties and backyard bbqs, causing everyone within hearing range to drop their doomsday prepping and start shaking a leg. Add to that the fact that the song itself is a doo-wop-indebted surf jingle swelling with harmonies, and you’ve got the perfect distraction cocktail that’ll take your mind off anything.

World Of Spin will appear on Gringo Star’s upcoming 7-inch, which will be the debut release of Grand Rapids, MI label dizzybird records. Brian Hoekstra, who co-founded the label with Nicole LaRae, said, “Working with Gringo Star has been on my mind since I met them at CMJ a few years ago. Gringo Star has a unique, adventurous psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll sound that’s infectious and timeless—these two sides could’ve come out at any point in the last 50 years. And now that dizzybird is releasing this 7-inch, we all get to dream together.”

The video was directed, shot, and edited by Megan Gamez. Watch it below.

The post Video Premiere: Gringo Star – “World Of Spin” appeared first on CMJ.

RVIVR, Aye Nako, Shellshag & Slingshot Dakota played Saint Vitus (pics)
Oct 1, 2014 9:19am | Brooklyn Vegan

photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher

RVIVR / Slingshot Dakota @ Saint Vitus - 9/30/14

RVIVR brought their tour to NYC for two shows this week in support of their new Bicker and Breathe EP, Shea Stadium on Monday (9/29) and Saint Vitus last night (9/30), where they were joined by Aye Nako, Shellshag and Slingshot Dakota. Having seen the two local bands on the bill before, of the openers I was most excited to catch Bethlehem, PA's Slingshot Dakota who I'd somehow gone this long without seeing and hope to continue remedying that. Unfortunately I only caught their last three songs (but they mentioned that they opened with a Promise Ring cover), but from what I did see they sounded excellent. Singer/keyboardist Carly Comando is a hugely energetic performer and for a band that could be seen as temperate indie pop, drummer Tom Patterson pounds the hell out of those skins like he's in a way more aggressive band. It's a great mix.

Shellshag followed with their usual eccentricities, each member standing opposite each other across their homemade speaker/light show/mic stand box. They sounded great as always. As did Aye Nako, who took the opportunity to play a couple new songs which sounded good. You can catch them again soon with Ex Hex and Speedy Ortiz.

Not sure if it ever sold out, but it really packed in for RVIVR's headlining set, and just about everyone ...

Watch Manish Aroras Paris Fashion Week Runway Show Inspired And Soundtracked By Grimes
Oct 1, 2014 9:16am | StereoGum

Grimes served as an inspiration and soundtracked the runway show for Manish Arora’s ready-to-wear spring/summer 2015 collection, which debuted at Paris Fashion Week. When asked in an interview about who could be “the face” of his new collection, Arora responded, “Grimes, the singer. We think of her going to places like the Burning Man Festival. A strong, independent, experimental woman!” Grimes tweeted her appreciation for the collection yesterday: “so stoked/ honoured that manish Arora played so many deep cuts.” Those deep cuts were “Crystal Ball” and “Vanessa,” both from her 2011 Darkbloom split with d’Eon. Other tracks highlighted during the show included “Genesis” and “Symphonia IX (My Wait Is U).” You can watch the full runway show below.


Prince teases collaboration with Kendrick Lamar at Paisley Park album launch
Oct 1, 2014 9:07am | Fact Magazine

Compton export popped up on 3RDEYEGIRL track played at Paisley Park.

Kendrick Lamar rocked up to Prince’s home studio last night for launch of the funky one’s pair of new albums, Art Official Age and 3RDEYEGIRL’s PLECTRUMELECTRUM.

According to Yahoo, which hosted a live stream of the event, Art Official Age’s co-producer Josh Welton revealed a collaboration with Lamar during a segment in the studio when he played a 3RDEYEGIRL song that included a verse from the rapper annoyingly that clip doesn’t seem to be available to watch.

Lamar then joined Prince on stage during the first song of a 20-minute live set for a guest verse Stereogum has identified it as ‘Whats My Name’, a rarity from Princes 1998 box set Crystal Ball. Watch the clip in the player below, and see more in Yahoo’s report. [via CoS]

Prince did a Facebook Q&A with fans yesterday, with hilarious results.

NME readers vote Arctic Monkeys best headliner at this year's festivals
Oct 1, 2014 9:06am | NME
Alex Turner and his bandmates headlined Reading & Leeds plus T In The Park

Owen Under The Blanket (Smoking Popes Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)
Oct 1, 2014 9:03am | StereoGum

Mike Kinsella has been busy this year reuniting his vastly influential emo/math-rock projects American Football (who reissued their seminal debut album and made their grand return to the stage at Champaign’s Pygmalion Festival last weekend ahead of several upcoming dates) and Owls (who did a smattering of shows and released a new record for good measure). But he hasn’t abandoned his current project Owen. Kinsella will close out the year with an Owens covers album called Other People’s Songs featuring his softened versions of raging punk songs by Against Me!, Depeche Mode, the Promise Ring, Lungfish, and more. The first track he’s sharing from the album is a tender, childlike take on the Smoking Popes’ “Under The Blanket.” He made coping with fear sound exceedingly pretty, so you should listen below.


Small Reactions releasing debut album, touring in October (dates, song streams)
Oct 1, 2014 9:02am | Brooklyn Vegan

by Bill Pearis

Atlanta's Small Reactions make noisy, heart-on-sleeve indiepop not too far off from the friends/neighbors Gold-Bears but with a more krauty chassis. They've been around for a few years but are just now set to release their debut album, Similar Phantoms, on October 28. We've got the premiere of the motorik "Terrorangles" which you can stream, along with another track from the new album, below.

Small Reactions were last in NYC in December. They'll be back next month when their fall tour hits Cake Shop on October 26. Rest of that lineup is still TBA but all tour dates are listed, plus the song streams, below...

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