Teeth & Tongue return with new single ‘Vaseline On The Lens’.
“Vaseline On The Lens’ is the oldest song on Tambourine”, says Jess Cornelius. “It was written just after we finished Monobasic, but Marc and I made four different recordings of it because we just couldn’t get the recorded version to equal the live version”, she adds. “Eventually we stripped back all the guitar parts and it came together. It still keeps changing when we play it live”.
To celebrate, Teeth & Tongue will launch ‘Vaseline On The Lens’ at Goodgod in Sydney on Saturday 8 October, and at The Buffalo Club in Melbourne on Saturday 15 October.
Teeth & Tongue – Tambourine is out now via Dot Dash
Atlas Sound, the solo project from Bradford Cox of Deerhunter, have announced the release of new album, Parallax, out 4 November 2011 via 4AD/ Remote Control.
Atlas Sound is not a ‘side-project’ but rather a fully fleshed musical landscape chock-full of pop chronicles culled from sci-fi fever dreams and mid century rock. This is perhaps Cox’s best work to date, juxtaposing his modern, sometimes avant, songwriting sensibilities against a backdrop of ambient loneliness and a quiet feeling of desperation. Listen & download the album’s debut track ‘Terra Incognita':
The video for St. Vincent’s new track ‘Cruel’ has finally dropped. The clip was directed by Terri Timely and sees Annie Clark get ‘buried’ my family life. St. Vincent talks about shooting the video: “These two days are a bit of a blur, but I know in the midst of things I got dunked in water by a 10-year-old child, watched an amateur pyrotechnics demonstration, had some great laughs with the great girls working in wardrobe, learned how to ballroom dance (sort of), and felt incredibly grateful to be working with such talented and sweet people. The rest of it… well, I’ll just have to watch the video to remember”
The arc and trajectory on which Gang Gang Dance has propelled themselves since their inception can only be described in terms of evolution. Gang Gang Dance’s latest record Eye Contactonce again captures the experimental spirit that typified their landmark avant-pop release Saint Dymphna. Recorded with long-term collaborator Chris Coady (producer of recent releases by Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Zola Jesus, Beach House and TV On The Radio), Eye Contact displays equally a meticulous song craft and love of improv.
A band as indebted to dance culture as it is to the local New York art community with which they have close ties, we are pleased to announce that Gang Gang Dance will now be bringing their transcendental live shows to Australia’s unique and iconic performance spaces this December.
Already announced to perform in the Supernatural Amphitheatre at this year’s Meredith Music Festival, Gang Gang Dance will play the Corner Hotel in Melbourne on Wednesday December 7, as well as Brisbane’s multi-arts Powerhouse on Tuesday December 6 and The Studio at Sydney Opera House on Saturday December 10.
GANG GANG DANCE Australian Tour 2011
Presented by Penny Drop
Tuesday 6 December – Turbine Platform, Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane Wednesday 7 December – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne Saturday 10 December – The Studio, Sydney Opera House, Sydney
KATALYST NEW SINGLE – CLAPPING SONG featuring COIN LOCKER KID
Katalyst presents ’The Clapping Song’, the new single taken from his forthcoming album Deep Impressionsand set for release 16 Sept 2011.
‘The Clapping Song’ features long-time collaborator Stephanie McKay (NYC) on the chorus and introduces Coin Locker Kid (North Carolina) as the MC. The track is an adaptation of the original, made famous by Shirley Ellis in 1965.
Whilst the contemporary lyrics have a serious undertone, ‘The Clapping Song’ is a very vibrant and playful tune, featuring the vocal talents of 18 year old Coin Locker Kid who draws heavily from his own experience with his mum passing away when he was 16.
The horns and Hammond give the track a traditional feel with the production bringing it right up to date for 2011. It was recorded by Katalyst in Sydney at the same session he recorded his Jack Johnson remix.
Deep Impressions is Katalyst’s third full length album and his most impressive work to date. Deep Impressions deconstructs and distils soul, hip hop, funk, jazz, reggae and electro influences into what is perhaps most accurately described as ‘the Katalyst sound’.