J. Tillman Releases Limited Edition 7″ On Western Vinyl

J. Tillman Releases Limited Edition 7″ Featuring Bill Patton
Year In The Kingdom Out NOW On Western Vinyl

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These two tiny songs, one being “Wild Honey Never Stolen” and the other being one called “Borne Away On A Black Barge” are little stories about a post-apocalypse landscape and a reworking of the last stand of King Arthur, respectively.

Josh plays guitar, piano, bass, banjo, mandolin and a lot of drums and Bill Patton plays ukulele. This limited edition 70 gram 7″ record features original artwork by Toby Leibowitz.

Click Here To Watch “Though I Have Wronged You” On Pitchfork TV

Click Here To Listen To “Though I Have Wronged You” On Stereogum

Click Here To Watch RockFeedback TV LIVE Performance

Pitchfork Premieres First Single “Earthly Bodies”

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J. Tillman Adds US Tour Dates / “Year In The Kingdom” Out NOW On Western Vinyl

J. Tillman Adds US Tour Dates
Year In The Kingdom Out NOW On Western Vinyl

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Click Here To Listen To “Though I Have Wronged You” On Stereogum

Click Here To Watch RockFeedback TV LIVE Performance

Pitchfork Premieres First Single “Earthly Bodies”

“…quiet, stripped-down, with brush strokes of piano and spare orchestration” – Rolling Stone

“a compelling whirl of Laurel Canyon-echo balladry and desolate-psychedelia stomp.” – Rolling Stone

“…there’s a journeyman feel to his words as they unspool (helped along by his lived-in pipes) that conveys meaning even when it’s not necessarily there, evoking images of long walks under the stars” – Pitchfork (7.6)

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Glass Ghost Daytrotter Session Out Now

Premiere Video For “Like A Diamond” On The Music Sl#t

Kick Off Tour With White Rabbits & Suckers In October

Release Debut LP Idol Omen October 27th On Western Vinyl

Click Here To Listen To Daytrotter Session

Click Here To Watch “Like A Diamond” Video On The Music Sl#t

Click Here To Listen To “Like A Diamond” On Stereogum

Click Here To Listen To “The Same” On Village Voice.com

Earfarm – “…their new project flies on its own accord on the strength of literate vocals with a sweetly falsetto delivery (imagine David Byrne on helium?) and wonderfully busy drums that recall the awesomeness of the Dodos’ Logan Kroeber’s inimitable style. Groovily paranoid? Paranoia with grooves? Works both ways really.”

Pop Tarts Suck Toasted – “This duo is definitely making their own mark on the New York scene. With sweet vocals and awesome stuttering drums the band makes an immediate impact with very little going on onstage. It’s simple, it’s awesome, you should start listening.”

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Glass Ghost Premiere Debut Single “The Same”

On Village Voice.com / Reveal Cover Art For “Idol Omen”

Play With Deerhoof In Boston 9.14

Release Debut LP October 27th On Western Vinyl

Click Here To Listen To “The Same” On Village Voice.com

Earfarm – “…their new project flies on its own accord on the strength of literate vocals with a sweetly falsetto delivery (imagine David Byrne on helium?) and wonderfully busy drums that recall the awesomeness of the Dodos’ Logan Kroeber’s inimitable style. Groovily paranoid? Paranoia with grooves? Works both ways really.”

Pop Tarts Suck Toasted – “This duo is definitely making their own mark on the New York scene. With sweet vocals and awesome stuttering drums the band makes an immediate impact with very little going on onstage. It’s simple, it’s awesome, you should start listening.”

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Glass Ghost To Release Debut LP Idol Omen On Western Vinyl October 27th

Tracklisting Revealed / Announce East Coast Tour Dates 

Earfarm – “…their new project flies on its own accord on the strength of literate vocals with a sweetly falsetto delivery (imagine David Byrne on helium?) and wonderfully busy drums that recall the awesomeness of the Dodos’ Logan Kroeber’s inimitable style. Groovily paranoid? Paranoia with grooves? Works both ways really.”

Pop Tarts Suck Toasted – “This duo is definitely making their own mark on the New York scene. With sweet vocals and awesome stuttering drums the band makes an immediate impact with very little going on onstage. It’s simple, it’s awesome, you should start listening.”

Impose Magazine – “…spare, evocative pieces for rambling keys and crisp drums.”

The Deli – “A cool band you should check out: Glass Ghost….their sparse, intimate, intense and intriguing atmospheres might conquer you (and your date?)”

The Fmly – “It’s the magic of falsetto, emotionally evocative keyboard and a one man african drum group that initially caught my ear…”

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J. Tillman Releases Year In The Kingdom On Western Vinyl

September 22
Pitchfork Premieres First Single “Earthly Bodies”
Tracklisting Revealed


 

Here We Go Magic Release Video For “Fangela” On Pitchfork TV

On Tour NOW With Grizzly Bear
Self-Titled Debut Out Now On Western Vinyl
 


 
 

Western Vinyl Update: Here We Go Magic and Balmorhea Tours, New J. Tillman album, and more!

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BALMORHEA
• Balmorhea performed a stellar set this week at the Mohawk in Austin with School of Seven Bells and Black Moth Super Rainbow!
• This month they’ll head out on a US tour with Sub Pop recording artist Tiny Vipers. Detailed date and venue info is available below.
• You can read the Pitchfork reivew of ALL IS WILD ALL IS SILENT here.
• The video for the song “Remembrance” premiered on Pitchfork TV here.
• While on their US tour the band will record their first Daytrotter session!
• In August we will release the Double LPALL IS WILD, ALL IS SILENT REMIXES, featuring remixes by Eluvium, Peter Broderick, Tiny Vipers, Helios, and more.

BALMORHEA TOUR WITH TINY VIPERS
Jun 17 2009 @ Hailey’s Denton, Texas
Jun 19 2009 @ Huckleberry’s Rock Island, Illinois
Jun 20 2009 @ Empty Bottle Chicago, Illinois
Jun 21 2009 @ Bear’s Bloomington, Indiana
Jun 23 2009 @ First Unitarian Chapel Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jun 24 2009 @ AS220 Providence, Rhode Island
Jun 25 2009 @ TT The Bears Cambridge, Massachusetts
Jun 26 2009 @ Le Poisson Rouge New York, New York
Jun 28 2009 @ Red and Black Washington DC
Jun 30 2009 @ Nightlight Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Jul 1 2009 @ 529 Atlanta, Georgia
Jul 9 2009 @ Cactus Cafe Austin, Texas (with David Wingo of Ola Podrida)

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Western Vinyl Briefing…Here We Go…Balmorhea…Peter Broderick…and More..

HERE WE GO MAGIC

  • HWGM will tour with Grizzly Bear from May 28th through June 21st. Detailed date and venue info is available here.
  • The band will be performing two dates at this year’s Austin City Limits Festival!
  • The vinyl version of their self-titled debut, featuring an exclusive bonus track, is now available from the WV Shop here

BALMORHEA

  • Balmorhea is finishing up their first EU tour, which will be followed by a couple of dates in Austin (including a show at the Mohawk with School of Seven Bells and Black Moth Super Rainbow)
  • In June they’ll head out on a US tour with Sub Pop recording artist Tiny Vipers. Detailed date and venue info is available here.
  • While in Europe the band recorded a performance and interview at Amsterdam’s VPRO and aLa Blogotheque Take Away Show!
  • On their US tour the band will record their first Daytrotter session!
  • In August we will release the Double LP All is Wild, All is Silent Remixes, featuring remixes by Eluvium, Peter Broderick, Tiny Vipers, Helios, Bexar Bexar, and more.

More news after the jump…

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Here We Go Magic Announce More Dates W/ Department Of Eagles Self-Titled Debut To Be Released On Western Vinyl February 24th

Click Here To Listen To “Tunnelvision”

US Tour Dates
01/16 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge (LUKE TEMPLE SOLO)
01/17 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s*
01/18 Cambridge, MA The Brattle Theatre*
01/19 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom*
02/15 Brooklyn, NY Southpaw
03/03 New York, NY Le Poisson Rouge w/ Callers and Cary Brothers
03/07 Washington, DC The Red and The Black**
03/09 Pittsburgh, PA garfield artworks**
03/10 Newport, KY southgate house**
03/11 Indianapolis, IN MOKB Laundromatinee Session
03/11 Bloomington, IN Cinemat**
03/12 St. Louis, MO  Off Broadway**
03/13 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen**
03/14 Rock Island, IL Daytrotter Presents**
03/17 Dallas, TX Mountain House**
03/22 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
* w/ Department of Eagles
** w/ Callers

To date, Luke Temple has been unconfined by genre. His full-length debut Hold a Match for a Gasoline World presented heartfelt folk tunes and expansive pop numbers filtered through a unique outsider perspective. Last year’s follow-up Snowbeast was an avant statement full of interwoven light and dark imagery recorded entirely in his Brooklyn bedroom.

Developed over a two-month period of stream-of-consciousness recording in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Luke’s self-titled debut under his new moniker Here We Go Magic is a remarkable departure from his signature singer-songwriter material.  Luke recorded the album at home using analog synths, a cassette 4-track, and his trusty SM-57 mic, coloring the sound with warmth and creating textures you want to wrap yourself in.

The album opens with the trance-inducing polyrhythms and gorgeous multi-layered vocals of “Only Pieces. ”  What follows is an album oozing with sounds maternal and subconscious…like floating in amniotic fluid, ripe, hiccup-y and desperate to emerge. Many of the songs pulse with infectious afro-beat and kraut-rock influenced grooves, calling to mind classic albums like Remain in Light and Graceland.  In contrast, the instrumental tracks conjure mystical introspective landscapes reminiscent of Popol Vuh’s unforgettable ambiance.

Despite the album’s murky aquatic underpinnings it’s hard to resist shakin what you got to ebullient blissed-out tracks like “Fangala” and “Tunnelvision.” The album closes with “Everything’s Big”, a bleak commentary on weakness and fear birthed of opulence and gluttony.  Luke’s fragile tenor delivers this absurd carnival waltz with the fervor and abandon of a teetotaler under the influence, never breaking the spell of the album’s mood of rejuvenation and release.

Luke is joined by fellow Brooklynites Baptiste Ibar (bass) and Peter Hale (drums) for Here We Go Magic’s psychoactive live incarnation.

Tracklisting
Only Pieces
Fangala
Ahab
Tunnelvision
Ghost List
I Just Want To See You Underwater
Babyohbabyijustcantstanditanymore
Nat’s Alien
Everything’s Big

The Fader Debuts Here We Go Magic’s First Single “Tunnelvision”

Self-Titled Debut Out February 24th On Western Vinyl


Click Here To Listen To “Tunnelvision”

“…His high-pitched voice recalls a young Graham Nash by way of Elliott Smith……has enough understated soul to give Conor Oberst a run for his money.” – Rolling Stone
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Luke Temple Debuts His New Band Here We Go Magic

Self-Titled Debut To Be Released On Western Vinyl February 24th 2009
Tracklisting Revealed

“…His high-pitched voice recalls a young Graham Nash by way of Elliott Smith……has enough understated soul to give Conor Oberst a run for his money.” – Rolling Stone

“Luke Temple has one of the most beautiful voices in pop music.” – Sufjan Stevens

“Recalls Jeff Buckley’s drama, M. Ward’s atmospherics, and Feist’s sense of play.” – The Onion

“His voice alone is so damn good — one of the prettiest voices in all of indie rock, hands down.” – Ben Gibbard, Death Cab For Cutie.
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