The Latest

UPCOMING RELEASES:

09/09/16 – NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS – Skeleton Tree (Bad Seed Ltd. via KLS)

10/21/16 – BECK (Capitol Records)

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MASSIVE ATTACK
UPDATE ‘FANTOM’ APP WITH NEW MUSIC

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Tuesday,  July 26th – Massive Attack have today updated their ‘Fantom’ app with two new pieces of music: ‘Come Near Me’ and ‘The Spoils’.

Developed by a team including Massive Attack’s Robert del Naja and launched in January 2016, ‘Fantom’ is a sensory music player that remixes and reforms songs uniquely using a variety of environmental variables including location, movement, time of day, heartbeat and the integral moving image camera.

In addition to a constantly evolving listening experience, ‘Fantom’ also allows users to create and record unique audio-visual clips, which can be shared and saved and easily shared via socials.

‘Fantom’ is available for free via the iTunes App Store from: http://smarturl.it/fantom

For further information on ‘Fantom’, head to http://www.thefantom.co

Massive Attack Online:
Official Site / Instagram / Twitter / Facebook


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PJ Harvey

New Track ‘Guilty’ Out July 13
Taken from The Hope Six Demolition Project sessions

New York & Los Angeles Dates in August

UK & Europe Headline Tour Announced

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PJ Harvey will release the new song ‘Guilty’ globally this Wednesday, July 13, taken from the sessions that produced her current album, The Hope Six Demolition Project (Vagrant). The sessions took place in January 2015 during Harvey’s month long residency at London’s Somerset House — “Recording in Progress” — in which audiences were given the opportunity to see her at work with her band and producers in a purpose-built studio.

As previously reported, PJ Harvey will return to the U.S. next month for the first time since her tour for 2011’s acclaimed Let England Shake, playing two dates: August 16 at Terminal 5 in New York City and August 18 at Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles.

PJ Harvey will play 17 headline dates across the UK and Europe later this year, including two shows at London’s Brixton Academy in October, followed by Glasgow, Manchester and Wolverhampton.

Following the April release of her UK #1 album The Hope Six Demolition Project, PJ Harvey returned to the world stage last month for the first time in 4 years, starting a summer of festival shows with an acclaimed headline performance at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound, ahead of headlining both London’s Field Day and Glastonbury Festival. Harvey is deservedly considered to be one of Britain’s most innovative and important recording artists, and NME recently called her“one of the world’s finest performers – commanding, contemplative and absolutely flawless.”

Directed by renowned British theatre director Ian Rickson, dressed by Ann Demeulemeester, and with lighting by Adam Silverman and set design by multi-media artist Jeremy Herbert, the show is receiving fantastic reviews around the world. From the moment the 10 strong band march onto the stage playing their instruments, the audience is transported into a truly unique concert experience; powerful, enchanting, thought provoking, joyous, and beautifully crafted, filled with songs that are a reflection of our times. Harvey is joined by long-time collaborators John Parish, Mick Harvey, and Jean-Marc Butty, and friends Alain Johannes, Terry Edwards, James Johnston, Kenrick Rowe, Alessandro Stefana and Enrico Gabrielli.

The full list of newly confirmed UK/Europe dates, including two festivals, is:

Oct 10    Falconer, Copenhagen, Denmark
Oct 12    Torwar Hall, Warsaw, Poland
Oct 13    Forum Karlin Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
Oct 15    Palladium, Cologne, Germany
Oct 16    HMH, Amsterdam, Holland
Oct 18    Rockhal, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Oct 19    Forest National, Brussels, Belgium
Oct 21    Zenith, Paris, France
Oct 23    Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
Oct 24    Obihall, Florence, Italy
Oct 25    Hallenstadion Club, Zurich, Switzerland
Oct 27    Coliseum, Lisbon, Portugal
Oct 28    BIME Festival, Bilbao, Spain
Oct 30    Brixton Academy, London, UK
Oct 31    Brixton Academy, London, UK
Nov 2     SECC, Glasgow, UK
Nov 3     Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, UK
Nov 4     Starworks Warehouse, Wolverhampton, UK
Nov 6     Iceland Airwaves Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland

For more information:

pjharvey.net

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BAND OF HORSES’ WHY ARE YOU OK DEBUTS #9 IN U.S. ALBUM CHART 

‘INDIE RETAIL’ TOUR LANDS WHY ARE YOU OK AT THE TOP OF THE DEPARTMENT OF RECORD STORES CHART 

SUPPORT ACTS FOR MASSIVE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR REVEALED 

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Hailed as “Beach Boys-tinged doo-wop folk that will make you want to murder an afternoon drinking IPAs in a seaside hammock” by ROLLING STONE, Band of Horses fifth studio album, Why Are You OK (Interscope) has earned the #9 position on the Billboard 200 chart, selling nearly 20,000 copies in the week since its June 10 release. This marks the band’s highest debut position since the much beloved Infinite Arms  bowed at #7 in 2010.

Critical response to Why Are You OK has been equally euphoric:

“Ben Bridwell has crafted his best album in nearly a decade”—PITCHFORK

“”Bright, indie-rock gems”—ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“A pacific Pink Floyd… These guys always find a way to make the mythic feel down to earth.”—ROLLING STONE

“Expansive, cinematic rock marinated in melancholy”—ESQUIRE“Howling into the night, Ben Bridwell and Band of Horses return to their classic sound—and strike gold”—RELIX

“Heartfelt and expansive…ringing, uplifting, country-fried indie rock”–STEREOGUM

“Charmingly massive indie rock hooks… grand moments of simplicity.”—CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

“Band of Horses is ready and willing to get ambitious on Why Are You OK, and the album is all the better for it…  the more it attacks expectations, the better it feels.”—FLOOD

Band of Horses recently wound down a 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 landed the Why Are You OK at the #1 spot of the Department of Record Stores chart. The tour saw 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. One day after the Grimey’s indie retail tour finale and a short drive away, Band of Horses played a standout main stage set at this year’s Bonnaroo festival, during which “one of our best folk rock bands proved why they’re so special. And it’s hard to imagine a more beautiful way to spend a Saturday than that” (BAEBLE MUSIC) and “the crowd—still reeling from the string of hits that capped off the hour set—drowned out Bridwell’s final words with their screams” (AMERICAN SONGWRITER).

As North America anxiously awaits their August 9th stateside return for a run commencing in Aspen, Colorado, the band can now confirm their line up of support acts for the late summer/early fall tour:

8/9 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up
8/11 – Bellevue, CO – Mishawaka Amphitheater
8/13 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre (w/ The Wild Feathers)
8/15 – Boise, ID – Revolution Event Center (w/ The Wild Feathers)
8/16 – Spokane, WA – Fox Theatre (w/ The Wild Feathers)
8/18 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre (w/ The Wild Feathers)
8/19 – Troutdale, OR – Edgefield (w/ The Wild Feathers)
8/20 – Vancouver, BC – Orpheum (w/ The Wild Feathers)
8/22 – Bend, OR – Century Center (w/ The Wild Feathers)
8/23 – Napa, CA – Uptown Theatre (w/ The Wild Feathers)
8/24 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic (w/ The Wild Feathers)
8/26 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theatre (w/ The Wild Feathers)
8/27 – Dana Point, CA – Ohana Festival
9/02 – Nashville, TN – WRLT Live On The Green
9/10 – St Louis, MO – LouFest
9/17 – Atlanta, GA – Music Midtown Festival
9/20 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre (w/ White Denim)
9/22 – New York, NY – Central Park SummerStage (w/ White Denim)
9/24 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
9/27 – Birmingham, AL – Alabama Theater
9/30 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/03 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
10/7 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/21 – Knoxville, TN – The Mill & The Mine (w/ The Shelters)
10/22 – Chattanooga, TN – Track 29 (w/ The Shelters)
10/23 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel (w/ The Shelters)
10/27 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore (w/ The Shelters)
10/30 – New Orleans, LA – VooDoo Music Festival
11/3 – Toronto, ON – The Sound Academy (w/ Wild Belle)
11/4 – Cleveland, OH – The Masonic Temple (w/ Wild Belle)
11/5 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre (w/ Wild Belle)
11/7 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre (w/ Wild Belle)
11/11 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom (w/ Wild Belle)
11/12 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre (w/ Wild Belle)
11/13 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theatre (w/ Wild Belle)
11/16 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom

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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:

Band of Horses
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

Beck
© Lauren Dukoff


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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

© Maria Mochnacz
© Maria Mochnacz

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

© Seamus Murphy
© Seamus Murphy
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