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5/23/2016: NASTY LITTLE MAN MOVING DAY IS HERE!

End of an era: after 13 years at 110 Greene, nasty little man has moved to 285 West Broadway #310 New York NY 10013. Please update our contact info accordingly. Our phone number has stayed the same, but is temporarily out of service due to the Verizon strike.

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UPCOMING RELEASES:

06/10/16 – PAUL McCARTNEY – Pure McCartney (Hear Music/Concord Music Group

06/10/16 – BAND OF HORSES – Why Are You Ok (Interscope Records/American Recordings)

06/10/16 – U2 – iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE – Live in Paris (Interscope/Island)

06/17/16 – RADIOHEAD A Moon Shaped Pool (XL Recordings) (Physical Release)

10/21/16 – BECK (Capitol Records)

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BAND OF HORSES WHY ARE YOU OK RELEASED TODAY

PRODUCED BY BAND OF HORSES AND JASON LYTLE (GRANDADDY), EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY RICK RUBIN

MONTHS-LONG ODYSSEY RECOUNTED FROM FIRST TWEET IN APRIL TO JUNE 10 STREET DATE

Fifth Studio LP Hailed by Entertainment Weekly as One of Summer’s 14 Biggest Albums Presaged By Late Show with Stephen Colbert “Casual (Monster) Party,” Tearjerking Late Late Show with James Corden Appearance, “Whatever, Wherever” Zane Lowe Beats 1 World Premiere and Exclusive SONOS Video, Indie Retail Tour Concluding Tonight at Grimey’s in Nashville, and So Much More…

“Howling into the night, Ben Bridwell and Band of Horses return to their classic sound—and strike gold” — RELIX

“Beautifully moving…the place where wistfulness and euphoria collide” – **** – The Guardian

In the months leading up to today’s release of fifth studio album Why Are You OK (Interscope), Band Of Horses have truly made the most of every precious moment—taking every opportunity to share with press and radio, home audio companies, streaming services, independent record retailers–and most importantly their fans – just how passionate they are about this album which is finally available for all to hear.

A recap of highlights for those who somehow slept on any of the epic run-up to Why Are You OK:

April 25 — Band of Horses superfan @7Adrewg a/k/a “Fuck” was chosen by the band to reveal the existence of Why Are You OK, premiering the  lyric video for first single “Casual Party.” THE NEW YORK OBSERVER immediately called the track “pure indie-rock at its finest…head thrashing and awkward head dancing are encouraged on this one,” while ROLLING STONE hailed the “South Carolina indie rockers return to vintage form” in the same week’s issue.

(Premiere partner @7Adrewg/“Fuck” of course called the song “The greatest experience of my life”.)

May 18 —  The Late Show with Stephen Colbert studio and home audiences witnessed the first ever public performance of “Casual Party.” After Colbert wished Ben’s daughter Annabelle a Happy Birthday, the band launched into a sweet, nostalgic and oh so harmonious rendition of “In A Drawer.” Shortly thereafter, the Ben Fee-directed “Casual Party” video was dropped. Both the video and the Colbert performance co-starred the band and a supporting ensemble of strange and unsettling creatures.

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June 3 — Following the world premiere of “Whatever, Wherever” on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 program, Band of Horses unveiled the video for the song via a unique collaboration with Sonos: a family-focused campaign based on the tradition of passing musical experiences and memories from one generation to the next. With “Whatever, Wherever,” a song that Ben Bridwell wrote for his daughters, Sonos happened upon an anthem embodying love and music shared through family. The result was a video shot entirely in 16mm film, a modern day home movie—and a sweet ode to the people without whom Band Of Horses would not exist: their families.

June 6 — The Late Late Show With James Corden hosted Band of Horses for flawless renditions of “Whatever, Wherever” and “Solemn Oath” that rendered host and audience alike breathless.

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June 7 — The band retweeted this (just because):

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June 8 — A spirited performance of “Throw My Mess” aired on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic.

June 9 —  Ben Bridwell hosted his very own pop-up radio show on Beats 1, premiering even more new Why Are You OK tunes and featuring interviews with collaborators, friends and influences. The full show can be heard here.

June 10 — The band wraps up its multi-city “indie retail tour,” celebrating the release date of Why Are You OK with an intimate set in the basement of Grimey’s in Nashville. This back to the roots run has seen Band of Horses playing sublime acoustic sets at some of the country’s premiere independent record stores, starting May 30 at Fingerprints in Long Beach, CA, with stops at Amoeba in L.A., Rough Trade in Brooklyn and New Jersey’s Vintage Vinyl. In addition to primo BOH live music, each of the appearances has featured posters screened exclusively for each store, superimposing the Why Are You OK cover couple into sites relevant to each locale. Not only were band members on hand to sign the limited edition posters for current and future purchasers of Why Are You OK—Fans purchasing the record at select indie outlets in certain tour markets may receive a “golden ticket” either inside the LP or gifted by a clerk, granting them a free pair of tickets to an upcoming BOH show.

… All of which brings us to today. The album is out. The tour is beginning. And the question remains, WHY ARE YOU OK… Find out now:

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Why Are You OK

Listen to Why Are You OK:
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/ WAYOK.sp
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/ WAYOK.ap

Buy Why Are You OK:
Independent retail: http://www. bandofhorses.com/why-are-you- ok-lithograph/
*includes free lithograph while supplies last

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/ WAYOK
Amazon Vinyl: http://smarturl.it/ WAYOK.amzVINYL
Amazon Blue Vinyl: http://smarturl.it/ WAYOK.amzBlueVinyl
Amazon CD: http://smarturl.it/WAYOK. amzCD

Barnes & Noble CD: http://smarturl.it/WAYOK. BNcd 
Barnes & Noble Vinyl: http://smarturl.it/ WAYOK.BNvinyl
Barnes & Noble Exclusive Cover Vinyl: http://smarturl.it/ WAYOK.BNvinylEX 

Google Play: http://smarturl.it/ WAYOK.gp
Amazon mp3: http://smarturl.it/WAYOK. amz

Email Opt-In: http://smarturl.it/ BandOfHorses.News

Band Of Horses 2016 Tour
6/10 – The Basement at Grimey’s — Nashville, TN
6/11– Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN
6/15 – Bergenfest – Bergen, Norway
6/17 – Mad Cool Festival – Madrid, Spain
6/19 – Best Kept Secret Festival – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands
6/20 – Gloria Theater – Cologne, Germany
6/22 – Zitadelle Spandau – Berlin, Germany
6/23 – Tinderbox – Odense, Denmark
6/24 – Piknik I Parken Festival – Oslo, Norway
6/26 – Glastonbury – Pilton, UK
6/30 – Bravata Festival – Norrkoping, Sweden
7/2 – Rock Werchter – Werchter, Belgium
7/3 – Main Square Festival – Arras, France
7/5-6 – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, UK
7/7 – Albert Hall – Manchester, UK
7/9 – Nos Alive – Lisbon, Portugal
7/22 – Splendour In The Grass – Byron Bay, Australia
7/24 – The Forum Theatre – Melbourne, Australia
7/25 – Sydney Opera House – Sydney, Australia
8/9 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up
8/11 – Mishawaka Amphitheater – Bellevue, CO
8/13 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
8/15 – Boise, ID – Revolution Event Center
8/16 – Spokane, WA – Fox Theater
8/18 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater
8/19 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
8/20 – Vancouver, BC – Orpheum
8/22 – Bend, OR – Century Center
8/23 – Napa, CA – Uptown Theater
8/24 – San Francisco, CA – Masonic
8/26 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theater
8/27 – Ohana Fest – Dana Point, CA
9/10-11 – Loufest Music – St Louis, MO
9/20 – Boston, MA – Orpheum
9/22 – New York, NY – Central Park Summerstage
9/24 – Philadelphia, PA – Fillmore
9/27 – Birmingham, AL – Alabama Theater
9/30-10/2, 10/7-9 – Austin City Limits Festival – Austin, TX
10/3- Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
10/23 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
10/27 – Charlotte, NC – Fillmore
10/28-30 – New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Fest
11/03 – Toronto, ON – The Sound Academy
11/04 – Cleveland, OH – The Masonic Temple
11/05 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theater
11/11 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
11/12 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theater
11/13 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theater
11/16 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom

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PAUL JOINS FACEBOOK IN LAUNCHING 360° PHOTOGRAPHY

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Facebook today is launching a new way of sharing those special moments with friends and family: 360 photos. To celebrate the launch, Paul is one of the first to share a 360 photo on Facebook.

From today – Thursday 9th June – people on Facebook can post photos in 360 degrees and share them with their friends; either on your Page or via News Feed. Paul’s inaugural photo – which can be seen on his Facebook Page by clicking HERE – was taken during his recent concert in Córdoba, Argentina.

The new 360 photos allow the user to either pan around and explore the scene by moving their phone, or by click and dragging on a desktop — much as they can with 360 videos like Paul’s ‘Early Days’, published earlier in the week.

From tomorrow – at the Olympic Stadium show in Munich – Paul will also begin posting 360 photos on Facebook from his ‘One On One’ tour using the hashtag #OneOnOne360. If you’re going to see Paul play, we’d love to see your 360 photos too, so remember to use the hashtag and let fans from around the world enjoy the view!

To post photos, just share your panorama or 360-degree photo to Facebook and it will be converted into a fully immersive 360 photo.

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BAND OF HORSES ADDS NEARLY 30 DATES TO NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 

“WHATEVER, WHEREVER” AND “SOLEMN OATH” PERFORMED LAST NIGHT ON THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN

WHY ARE YOU OK IN STORES & OUT DIGITALLY FRIDAY JUNE 10 ON INTERSCOPE RECORDS/AMERICAN RECORDINGS

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As the June 10th release of their fifth studio album Why Are You OK (Interscope Records/American Recordings) closes in, Band of Horses has added more than two dozen dates to the North American leg of its grueling world tour. The new dates begin August 9 in Aspen, CO and include a September 22 headline appearance at New York’s Central Park Summerstage, a set at Voodoo Fest in New Orleans, and literally dozens more before the last date on the itinerary as of press time, November 16 at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. Stay tuned as there are still many more dates to be announced.

In the days leading up to the June 8 kick-off of the five-month trek, Band of Horses has been revisiting its roots via acoustic in-store concerts at independent record stores across the country. In addition to intimate previews of new BOH material, each and every attendee receives a limited edition poster featuring the couple on the cover of Why Are You OK superimposed into the local surroundings of each store. Tonight, the band hits New Jersey’s Vintage Vinyl, and will ring in the new album’s release date at Grimey’s in Nashville.

Band of Horses also found time to tug some heartstrings on the small screen last night, gracing The Late Late Show with James Corden with a moving rendition of Ben Bridwell’s ode to his daughters, “Whatever, Wherever”. The band also played “Solemn Oath” as a web exclusive for the show.

Watch the video for “Whatever, Wherever” which premiered last week via Sonos: http://blog.sonos.com/culture/band-of-horses-fathers-day

As if all of the above isn’t enough, this Thursday, fans should tune in to Ben Bridwell’s custom pop-up radio show on Beats 1 Radio this Thursday at 7pm PST. Hosted by Ben Bridwell, the special 1-hour show will feature the premiere of new songs from Why Are You OK, songs that inspired the record, and candid conversations with collaborators, friends and influencers.

Band Of Horses 2016 Tour (new dates in bold)

6/8 – The National – Richmond, VA
6/10 – The Basement at Grimey’s — Nashville, TN
6/11 – Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN
6/15 – Bergenfest – Bergen, Norway
6/17 – Mad Cool Festival – Madrid, Spain
6/19 – Best Kept Secret Festival – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands
6/20 – Gloria Theater – Cologne, Germany
6/22 – Zitadelle Spandau – Berlin, Germany
6/23 – Tinderbox – Odense, Denmark
6/24 – Piknik I Parken Festival – Oslo, Norway
6/26 – Glastonbury – Pilton, UK
6/30 – Bravata Festival – Norrkoping, Sweden
7/2 – Rock Werchter – Werchter, Belgium
7/3 – Main Square Festival – Arras, France
7/5-6 – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, UK
7/7 – Albert Hall – Manchester, UK
7/9 – Nos Alive – Lisbon, Portugal
7/22 – Splendour In The Grass – Byron Bay, Australia
7/24 – The Forum Theatre – Melbourne, Australia
7/25 – Sydney Opera House – Sydney, Australia
8/9 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up
8/11 – Mishawaka Amphitheater – Bellevue, CO
8/13 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
8/15 – Boise, ID – Revolution Event Center
8/16 – Spokane, WA – Fox Theater
8/18 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater
8/19 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
8/20 – Vancouver, BC – Orpheum
8/22 – Bend, OR – Century Center
8/23 – Napa, CA – Uptown Theater
8/24 – San Francisco, CA – Masonic
8/26 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theater
8/27 – Ohana Fest – Dana Point, CA
9/10-11 – Loufest Music – St Louis, MO
9/20 – Boston, MA – Orpheum
9/22 – New York, NY – Central Park Summerstage
9/24 – Philadelphia, PA – Fillmore
9/27 – Birmingham, AL – Alabama Theater
9/30-10/2, 10/7-9 – Austin City Limits Festival – Austin, TX
10/23 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
10/27 – Charlotte, NC – Fillmore
10/28-30 – New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Fest
11/03 – Toronto, ON – The Sound Academy
11/04 – Cleveland, OH – The Masonic Temple
11/05 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theater
11/11 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
11/12 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theater
11/13 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theater
11/16 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom

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Saturday, June 4, 2016
Primavera Sound, Barcelona
PJ Harvey returns to world stage.

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For the first time in 4 years, and following the April release of her UK #1 album ‘The Hope Six Demolition Project’, PJ Harvey returned to the world stage with a storming headline performance at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound. The only two-time winner of the Mercury Music Prize kicked off a summer of festival shows backed by her 9-piece band including long-term collaborators John Parish, Mick Harvey, and Jean-Marc Butty, and friends Alain Johannes, Terry Edwards, and James Johnston. Harvey, considered to be one of Britain’s most innovative and important recording artists, played a set including new album tracks as well as songs from her critically-acclaimed 25-year career. The show is directed by leading British theatre director Ian Rickson, with set design by multi-media artist Jeremy Herbert, and PJ Harvey costume by Ann Demeulemeester.

Download a selection of live shots here:
https://we.tl/TF6W1HtJWT

SET LIST:
CHAIN OF KEYS
THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
THE COMMUNITY OF HOPE
A LINE IN THE SAND
THE ORANGE MONKEY
LET ENGLAND SHAKE
THE WORDS THAT MAKETH MURDER
THE GLORIOUS LAND
MEDICINALS
WHEN UNDER ETHER
DOLLAR, DOLLAR
THE WHEEL
THE MINISTRY OF SOCIAL AFFAIRS
50FT QUEENIE
DOWN BY THE WATER
TO BRING YOU MY LOVE
RIVER ANACOSTIA

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BAND OF HORSES PREMIERE “WHATEVER, WHEREVER” VIDEO

SET TO APPEAR ON THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN ON JUNE 6

WHY ARE YOU OK OUT ON JUNE 10 ON INTERSCOPE RECORDS/AMERICAN RECORDINGS

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Band of Horses have shared a new track and video for “Whatever, Wherever,” allowing viewers a glimpse into the joy and craziness of family life that served as inspiration for the song. Shot entirely on 16mm film, the video is an intimate modern day home movie scored by a heartfelt ode to the people whose love and inspiration can be heard and felt in every note of Band Of Horses’ music.

Sonos has premiered the video via their blog.

Sonos’ involvement in the creation of the video was a happy accident. The company was conceiving a campaign around a family-oriented message, focusing on the tradition of passing musical experiences and memories from one generation to the next. With “Whatever, Wherever,” a song that Ben Bridwell wrote for his daughters, Sonos happened upon an anthem embodying love and music shared through family. Sonos joined Band Of Horses for a daylong BBQ/video shoot at Ben’s home in Charleston, SC.

To read the full story, head over to the Sonos blog: http://blog.sonos.com/culture/band-of-horses-fathers-day.

As Band Of Horses gear up for the June 10 release of Why Are You OK—already hailed as “Heartfelt and expansive…ringing, uplifting, country-fried indie rock” by STEREOGUM and full of “Bright, indie-rock gems” per ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, the band will be stopping by The Late Late Show With James Corden on June 6th to bring “Whatever, Wherever” to life for the first ever live performance of the heartstring-tugging track.

Band Of Horses then hit the road with many, many more tour dates to be announced. Full list of current dates can be found below.

Band Of Horses 2016 Tour Dates

6/6 – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY
6/7 – Vintage Vinyl – Fords, NJ
6/8 – The National – Richmond, VA
6/10 – The Basement at Grimey’s — Nashville, TN
6/11 – Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN
6/15 – Bergenfest – Bergen, Norway
6/17 – Mad Cool Festival – Madrid, Spain
6/19 – Best Kept Secret Festival – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands
6/20 – Gloria Theater – Cologne, Germany
6/22 – Zitadelle Spandau – Berlin, Germany
6/23 – Tinderbox – Odense, Denmark
6/24 – Piknik I Parken Festival – Oslo, Norway
6/26 – Glastonbury – Pilton, UK
6/30 – Bravata Festival – Norrkoping, Sweden
7/2 – Rock Werchter – Werchter, Belgium
7/3 – Main Square Festival – Arras, France
7/5+6 – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, UK
7/7 – Albert Hall – Manchester, UK
7/9 – Nos Alive – Lisbon, Portugal
7/22 – Splendour In The Grass – Byron Bay, Australia
7/24 – The Forum Theatre – Melbourne, Australia
7/25 – Sydney Opera House – 7/25
8/11 – Mishawaka Amphitheater – Bellevue, CO
8/13 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
8/27 – Ohana Fest – Dana Point, CA
9/10-11 – Loufest Music – St Louis, MO
9/30-10/2, 10/7-9  – Austin City Limits Festival – Austin, TX

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BECK
“WOW”
NEW SINGLE OUT NOW
AVAILABLE VIA iTUNES AND SPOTIFY
LYRIC VIDEO NOW LIVE 
NEW ALBUM COMING OCTOBER 21 ON CAPITOL RECORDS
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER SEPTEMBER 9

Wow

The music has flowed from Beck without pause since 2014’s Album of the Year Grammy-winner Morning Phase: from globe-spanning live shows consistently hailed as the best of Beck’s storied career to the 2015 psych-dance summer jam “Dreams” that NPR hailed as “urgently contemporary and irresistibly vintage,” USA Today labelled “a strong contender for song of the summer,” and Rolling Stone raved “This funky little groove is giving us Midnite Vultures flashbacks in the best way possible.” This creative watershed couldn’t even be confined to Beck’s output under his own name, as evidenced by sublime collaborations including the Chemical Brothers’ “Wide Open” and more recently Flume’s “Tiny Cities.”

In the year since “Dreams” gave Beck his second #1 single at AAA radio (the first being Morning Phase’s “Blue Moon”), nearly every day has been spent feverishly working up sketches at home to be fleshed out with producer Greg Kurstin (coincidentally a veteran of Beck’s live band circa Sea Change). It seemed there was a literal embarrassment of riches from which to carve out the diamond of a new album—but then Beck noticed that a track he’d been demoing at home had “gone viral”… amongst his children and their friends, that playdates were morphing into dance parties punctuated by refrains of “WOW”…

The children have spoken: “WOW,” the latest new taste from Beck’s forthcoming opus, has been unveiled to the world in all its fluorescent mutant hip hop glory. And accompanying this retro-futuristic earworm is a virtual “WOW” world built with the help of a global collective of creators on Instagram. Beck fans were first tipped off that something “WOW” was coming their way when a clip posted Wednesday on the official @beck Instagram rallied them to GIDDY UP. The following day creators and artists from the Instagram community uploaded their unique interpretations of “WOW” each with an exclusive clip of the song. Clips from various creators using #beckWOW are being shared on Beck.com.

If “Dreams” was the post-Morning Phase party we’d all been waiting for but just didn’t know it until Beck sent us the invite, “WOW” kicks off the afterparty for the next generation—coming at you live from the future courtesy of Beck.

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/ BeckWow
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/ BeckWowSpotify
HD Audio: http://smarturl.it/ BeckWowHD
Lyric Video (YouTube): http://smarturl.it/ BeckWowLyricYT

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PJ HARVEY 

THE ORANGE MONKEY – VIDEO

Watch here: http://po.st/TheOrangeMonkeyYT

THE HOPE SIX DEMOLITION PROJECT
AVAILABLE NOW ON VAGRANT RECORDS

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Taken from PJ Harvey’s UK #1 album The Hope Six Demolition Project, released in April on Island Records. Video directed by award-winning photo-journalist and film-maker Seamus Murphy.

The video for The Orange Monkey, the third track to be taken from Harvey’s chart topping album The Hope Six Demolition Project, was shot in Afghanistan and follows videos for ‘The Wheel’ and ‘The Community of Hope’, also directed by Murphy.

PJ Harvey and her band will perform a number of festival dates across Europe this summer, including Primavera Sound, this Saturday 4th June ahead of London’s Field Day on Sunday 12th June, and a return to Glastonbury on Sunday 26th June, twelve years after her last appearance at Worthy Farm. In August, she will perform in the U.S. for the first time in five years at Terminal 5 in New York City and Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles.

June 4 – Primavera Sound, Barcelona, Spain‬‬‬‬
June 5 – We Love Green Festival, Paris, France‬
June 7 – Release Athens, Athens, Greece
June 8 – Zorlu Performing Arts Centre, Istanbul, Turkey
June 10 – Primavera Sound, Porto, Portugal
June 12 – Field Day, London, United Kingdom
June 17 – Sideways Festival, Helsinki, Finland‬
June 18 – Ahmad Tea Music Festival, Moscow, Russia‬
June 20 – Zitadelle Spandau, Berlin, Germany
June 22 – INMusic, Zagreb, Croatia‬
June 24 – Down The Rabbit Hole, Beuningen, Netherlands‬
June 26 – Glastonbury, United Kingdom
June 27 – Eden Sessions, Cornwall, United Kingdom
June 29 – Open’er Festival, Gdynia, Poland‬
June 30 – Roskilde Festival, Denmark‬
July 2 – Rock Werchter, Werchter, Belgium‬
July 3 – Beauregard Festival, Herouville St Clair, France‬
July 7 – Pohoda Festival, Trenčín, Slovakia‬
July 8 – Harvest of Art Festival, Vienna, Austria‬
August 11 – OYA, Oslo, Norway‬
August 12 – Way Out West, Gothenburg, Sweden‬
August 16 – Terminal 5, New York City, NY (SOLD OUT)
August 18 – Shrine Expo Hall, Los Angeles, CA
November 6 – Iceland Airwaves, Reykjavik, Iceland

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Director’s Notes for The Orange Monkey video

With the films I make for Polly Harvey’s music I try to reflect the song’s tune and mood, which means tapping into emotion. I find emotion a truer compass than intellect when it comes to finding images and creating sequences for music.

The Orange Monkey has warm, earthen colours with a pleasant, unrushed feel to it. There’s an underlying melancholy, which is leavened by the strength and energy of the Afghan people. We know there is tragedy but what we see is resilience.

All the material for the film was shot in Afghanistan over two trips I made in 2012 and one in 2014. In December 2012 Polly joined me and we travelled together in Afghanistan. Places featured are Kabul, Parwan, Nangarhar and Helmand Provinces. 

The country is different each time; different politics, different conditions, different dangers and then there’s the physical differences brought about by the change in seasons. Songs gets drawn from many experiences and events in a writer’s life and some elements could equally fit other songs about other things. Films work in similar ways. Would the shot of the baker drinking his Chai Sabz (green tea) be any different had it been taken on an earlier or later trip? This film comes from work made over several recent trips but also from a reservoir of memories dating back to my first visit to Afghanistan in 1994.   – Seamus Murphy

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NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS

NEW STUDIO ALBUM – SKELETON TREE
RELEASED: SEPTEMBER 9, 2016

FEATURE FILM – ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING
ONE NIGHT ONLY: SEPTEMBER 8, 2016

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds’ sixteenth studio album, Skeleton Tree, will be released globally on vinyl, CD and across all digital platforms on 9th September 2016. This follows the Bad Seeds’ most critically and commercially successful release of recent times, Push the Sky Away (2013).

Skeleton Tree began its journey in late 2014 at Retreat Studios, Brighton, with further sessions at La Frette Studios, France in autumn 2015. The album was mixed at AIR Studios, London in early 2016.

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The first opportunity anyone will have to hear any of the songs from the album will be to watch One More Time With Feeling, directed by Andrew Dominik (Chopper, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Killing Them Softly). The film will screen in more than 650 cinemas across the world on September 8, 2016, immediately prior to the release of Skeleton Tree the following day.

Originally a performance based concept, One More Time With Feeling evolved into something much more significant as Dominik delved into the tragic backdrop of the writing and recording of the album. Interwoven throughout the Bad Seeds’ filmed performance of the new album are interviews and footage shot by Dominik, accompanied by Cave’s intermittent narration and improvised rumination.

Filmed in black-and-white and color, in both 3D and 2D, the result is stark, fragile and raw, and a true testament to an artist trying to find his way through the darkness.

© Andrew Dominik

 

Album pre-orders and cinema tickets: nickcave.com

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Jaunt Collaborates with Paul McCartney to Produce PURE McCartney VR, Six-Part Documentary Series

Award-winning team including Tony Kaye, Geoff Emerick, Cliff Plumer, Lucas Wilson and Doug Allenstein produce immersive VR retrospectives

PALO ALTO, CA – May 24, 2016 –  Jaunt, the leading producer and publisher of fully-immersive cinematic virtual reality experiences, and legendary singer-songwriter Paul McCartney, today released the first two episodes of PURE McCartney VR, a six-part series of virtual reality (VR) documentary shorts. As part of the upcoming launch of PURE McCartney, a career-spanning compilation album, each of these immersive VR experiences delve into the stories behind some of Paul’s most iconic songs.

Fans will embark on a personal journey with Paul as he recounts memories and anecdotes related to various tracks, while sharing archived and never-before-seen footage. Filmed in his private home studio, the PURE McCartney VR episodes, which chronicle “Dance Tonight”, “Coming Up”, “My Valentine”, “Mull of Kintyre” and “Early Days”, will be released episodically, starting today, and continuing through the PURE McCartney album release on June 10, 2016.

In building the series, the team sought out the creative expertise of some of the most innovative minds in the business, including award-winning Director, Tony Kaye; Producer and Soundscape Architect Geoff Emerick; and Executive Producers Cliff Plumer, Lucas Wilson and Doug Allenstein. The resulting VR experiences include not only high quality cinematic VR, but digitally remastered and spatially oriented ambisonic audio mixed in Dolby Atmos. This project marks the first time an original Paul McCartney track has been remixed in Dolby Atmos. For a full list of project credits, see here.

“It is an honor to be part of such a tremendously talented team of artists, tasked with documenting the thinking of this great man, in order to bring his fans a new means of experiencing some of his greatest songs,” said Tony Kaye, director for PURE McCartney VR. “His musical genius is now on display for the world in an entirely new light.”

“We used to see artists connect with their fans through album covers and liner notes but that personal expression, and deeper understanding  of the music, has diminished over the years,” said Cliff Plumer, president of Jaunt Studios. “With virtual reality, Paul McCartney is taking the most innovative step yet; he’s connecting directly with his fans, to share his innermost thoughts and experiences, in an entirely new, personal and immersive way.”

Each track will be released into the custom Paul McCartney world within the Jaunt VR App. Jaunt VR is available on iOS, Android, Gear VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Desktop 360.

The PURE McCartney VR series is presented by VisitBritain and the GREAT Britain ‘Home of Amazing Moments’ #OMGB campaign. Paul McCartney has played, and continues to play, a central role in Britain’s music heritage and the GREAT Britain campaign is proud to be associated with this innovative and ground-breaking initiative that gives everyone the opportunity to share an amazing moment with Paul McCartney in VR.

About Jaunt Inc.

Jaunt is pioneering the future of creative storytelling through cinematic virtual reality. Founded in 2013, Jaunt is the leading developer of the hardware, software, tools, and applications to enable cinematic VR and put the power of virtual reality in the hands of today’s best content creators. In addition, Jaunt works with leading creatives – from brands to artists to filmmakers – to create cutting-edge content through its studio arm, Jaunt Studios. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, the company also maintains a presence in Los Angeles and produces branded and original VR content for audiences worldwide. Jaunt’s investors include The Walt Disney Company, Evolution Media Partners, China Media Capital, Highland Capital Partners, Google Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Axel Springer, ProSiebenSat.1 SE, The Madison Square Garden Company, Peter Gotcher, Blake Krikorian, and Sky (corporate.sky.com). Experience more at www.jauntvr.com.

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BAND OF HORSES UNVEIL VIDEO FOR “CASUAL PARTY”

WATCH THE FIRST EVER LIVE PERFORMANCES OF “CASUAL PARTY” AND “IN A DRAWER” ON THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT

WHY ARE YOU OK OUT ON JUNE 10

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Photo credit: Andrew Stuart


Band Of Horses blew the minds as well as the ears of a dazzled audience at Wednesday’s taping of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert as they were accompanied for a rollicking debut performance of “Casual Party” by a motley complement of difficult to describe monstrosities.

No, Band Of Horses are not going all Muppets on acid on us, they’d merely invited a few of the unnerving but somehow a little cuddly creatures from the video to their instantly infectious “Casual Party” which dropped today. You can watch the Ben Fee-directed cut right HERE.

“The band’s performance of lead single “Casual Party” was accompanied by a unique posse of hype men (/women/things?) that ranged from a human gold pom-pom to a crouching pink alien to what looks like Speed Racer with a major tooth issue. And none of the accompanying weirdos seemed too psyched to be onstage. Casual Party, indeed. We do get a little head bob from Pom Pom Swamp Thing near the end. Oh, the power of indie rock.”–RELIX MAGAZINE

Produced by Jason Lytle, and Executive Produced by Rick Rubin, Why Are You OK will hit stores on June 10 via Interscope Records/American Recordings. The band breathed life into the recordings from the album this week, CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND noted that “They still very much know how to make a small room feel like a cavernous arena.” While STEREOGUM found their performance “Heartfelt and expansive…ringing, uplifting, country-fried indie rock.” 

Band Of Horses is set to kick off their North American tour tomorrow evening in Wilmington, Delaware. Watch this space for more album & tour announcements coming soon.

Band Of Horses 2016 Tour Dates

5/21  – Wilmington, DE – Playhouse on Rodney Square
6/8  – Richmond, VA – The National
6/9 – 6/11 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo
6/15 – Bergen, Norway – Bergenfest
6/17 – Madrid, Spain – Mad Cool Festival
6/19 – Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands – Best Kept Secret Festival
6/20 – Cologne, Germany – Gloria Theater
6/22 – Berlin, Germany – Spandauer Zitadelle
6/22-26 – Pilton, United Kingdom – Glastonbury Festival
6/23 – Odense, Denmark – Tinderbox
6/24 – Oslo, Norway, Piknik I Parken Festival
6/30 – Norrkoping, Sweden – Bravalla Festival
7/2 – Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter
7/3 – Arras, France – Main Square Festival
7/5-6 – London, United Kingdom – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
7/7 – Manchester, United Kingdom – The Albert Hall
7/9 – Lisbon, Portugal – Nos Alive
7/22 – Byron Bay, Australia – Splendour In The Grass
7/24 – Melbourne, Australia – The Forum
7/25 – Sydney, Australia – Sydney Opera House
8/11 – Bellvue, CO – Mishawaka Amphitheatre
8/13 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
8/27 – Dana Point, CA – Ohana Festival
9/30-2 & 10/7-9 – Austin, Texas – Austin City Limits

MORE TOUR DATES TBA

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