GLASSER ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE ‘SHAPE’ & ALBUM RELEASE DATE

 

Last week, American experimental singer-songwriter Glasser shared a note and a new track, hinting at the forthcoming release of a new album. Today we’re proud to announce that album now has an Australian release date – October 4th 2013 – and a title INTERIORS.

The follow up to 2010’s critically acclaimed debut RingInteriors was produced by Glasser and Van Rivers (Fever Ray, Blonde Redhead), and is a much more considered, confident, and sharply personal album than its predecessor.

In the three years since Glasser released her breakout debut album Ring, she has toured around the world (with Jónsi of Sigur Rós, The XX, Delorean, and others) and left her California home for New York City. 2012 brought Glasser’s one-women live show to Australian shores where she played intimate headline dates and joined the niche lineup touring nationally as a part of the St Jeromes Laneway Festival.

The collapsing of California’s dreamy, empty expanse for that of New York City’s frenetic, tightly-knit landscapes set off a new trajectory of exploration for Glasser, one that focused on the definition of space, both outside and in. This tension between the interior and the exterior sets the tone forInteriors. In architect Rem Koolhaas’ book Delirious New York, which Glasser credits as an inspiration, the author suggests that New York’s massive, stoic-faced buildings are monuments rife with secrets. Interiors is Glasser’s attempt to exorcise and address some of those metropolitan secrets. On album track “Landscape” Glasser explores the limitations of symbiosis in a romantic relationship, while “Exposure” characterizes the alienation of life in an ever-changing metropolis.

Glasser has always valued a visual component to compliment the music. For Interiors, Glasser worked with artist Jonathan Turner, a member of performance art group Yemenwed. Jonathan’s futuristic work establishes the visual palate for all the album’s visuals – all of the artwork, videos, and photos are the result of Glasser and Jonathan’s collaboration.

All twelve of Interiors’ tracks are being previewed via a number of awesome Instagram accounts; a search for #Glasserinteriors will let you see all of them in a nice grid.

LISTEN/WATCH GLASSER – SHAPES BELOW

GLASSER - INTERIORS TRACK LISTING

1. Shape
2. Design
3. Landscape
4. Forge
5. Window I
6. Keam Theme
7. Exposure
8. Dissect
9. Window III
10. Window II
11. New Year
12. Divide

GLASSER - INTERIORS IS OUT FRIDAY 4TH OF OCTOBER VIA TRUE PANTHER / REMOTE CONTROL

THE NATIONAL – AUSTRALIAN TOUR FEBRUARY 2014

Having just performed a special one off headline set at Splendour In The Grass last month, The National will return to Australia in the summer of 2014 in what will be their first headline shows in Australia since their sold out 2010 tour. The Cincinnati 5 piece will perform at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl, The Thebarton in Adelaide, Brisbane’s Riverstage, the Sydney Opera House Forecourt – the first contemporary music performance to be announced at the venue after 2.5 years of renovations – and the Belvoir Amphitheatre as part of Perth Festival.

Sydney general public tickets on sale Friday 30th August.

Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne general public tickets on sale Tuesday 3rd September.

Perth general public tickets on sale Tuesday 12th November.

The band of brothers – The National features two sets of siblings; Aaron Dessner (guitar/keys) and his twin Bryce (guitar), plus Scott Devendorf (bass) and his brother Bryan (drums), abetted by the glorious baritone of vocalist Matt Berninger – first captivated Australian audiences in the early weeks of 2008, and have since become one of Australia’s most sought after touring acts; they wowed audiences at the 2010 instalment of the Falls Festival (plus some sold out sideshows), as well as appearing as one of the main draw cards on the inaugural line-up of the Harvest Festival, where they went on to dominate proceedings amidst a slew of high profile bands from both here and abroad.

Sometime last year, The National locked themselves away for one of their typically intense creative sessions and emerged with their sixth album, Trouble Will Find Me, and the meteoric rise of this incredible band continued unabated. Now, The National are returning in their favoured southern summer of 2014 and playing bigger venues than ever before, as more and more people have fallen in love with their intense and sophisticated brand of indie rock. Their socially-conscious message will reverberate around arenas and be soaked up by masses of adoring followers when they return to our shores in February, so get in quickly and don’t miss out when one of Australia’s favourite acts returns for a glorious celebration of all things lush and emotional. All hail The National!

 

 

NEW VIDEO: KING KRULE – ‘EASY EASY’

South-east London artist King Krule will release his debut LP 6 Feet Beneath The Moon via XL Recordings / Remote Control on Friday 23rd August.

From the opening clarion call of ‘Easy, Easy’ it is abundantly clear that this is a breathtakingly bold and arresting sonic worldview, as his songs, under the watchful eye of producer Rodaidh McDonald (The XX, Savages, How To Dress Well) open up to become a loose knit meditation on regret and discontent, loss of faith and renewal of hope, and optimism in the face of desperation.

Check out the new video for ‘Easy Easy’ below.

FKA TWIGS ANNOUNCES EP2 & NEW SONG ‘WATER ME’

Over the last year, London-based artist Twigs has produced a series of strikingly original pieces of music, each of which featured an equally striking visual accompaniment. The four tracks -’Weak Spot’, ‘Ache’, ‘Breathe’ and ‘Hide’ were compiled on 2012′s self-released debut, EP1.

Now, following a name alteration to FKA twigs, she unveils brand new song ‘Water Me’. Produced by Twigs and Arca, the track features a video directed by Jesse Kanda.

‘Water Me’ will feature on FKA twigs’ forthcoming EP2, which will be available on 12″ vinyl and download.

EP2 track list is:

1. How’s That
2. Water Me
3. Papi Pacify
4. Ultraviolet