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12th April 2011
 

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NEWS!
 CARLTON MELTON are COMING…… and their London show is FREE!
★ The LEGENDARY KID CONGO and The Pink MonkeyBirds – ON TOUR NOW!
★  VIVIAN GIRLS confirm July Tour
★  Watch THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN’s new video GOLD TEETH ON A BUM
★  Watch Julianna Barwick’s ‘The Magic Place’
★  Beirut – UK dates confirmed plus new track, 'O Leãozinho' HERE
★  SCREAMING FEMALES confirmed for ROSKILDE Festival but postpone June Tour
★  OUT THIS WEEK – Vivian Girls ‘Share The Joy’, Ponytail ‘Do Whatever You Want All The Time’ and The Goldberg Sisters ‘s/t’


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CARLTON MELTON

Featuring former Zen Guerilla members, Andy Duvall (guitar and drums) and Rich Millman (guitar and synthesizers) alongside Brian McDougall (drums) and John Steuernagel (bass), Country Ways is their second album conjuring colossal riff laden dronescapes and parched psychedelically enhanced spacerock creating a mind altering magick carpet ride down the Californian highway…. Loud, uncompromising, and yet not a blundering stoned beast, this album has levels of delicate pastoral San Franciscan psych blowing through the almost freeform spaced noise jam.

Carlton Melton have made two albums since they formed in 2008, and for several reasons these recordings are unique. For one, they were recorded in what is known as a geodesic dome in rural Mendocino County, north of San Francisco. These domes are typically large spherical buildings shaped like golf balls used as homes for the green-minded, greenhouses, theatres or whatever. Carlton Melton's dome is miles away from anywhere and is hollow. The place makes Bron Yr Aur look state-of-the-art, so unequipped to record music is it. Yet the band love it, and its ruggedness is there in the music.  Their first album Pass It On released on vinyl in 2009 by Mid To late (the band’s own label) was proclaimed by J Mascis as his favourite of the year.  It was re-released in UK/EU by Agitated records in May 2010. 
  
On 18th April, Terminal Cheesesteak will host a FREE SHOW featuring Carlton Melton, Mugstar and Dethscalator
@ THE VICTORY (E2 8AS)

UK DATES
17-Apr UK London Underworld with Acid King
18-Apr UK London Rough Trade In Store with Mugstar @7pm
18-Apr UK London Victory >>FREE SHOW<< with Mugstar and Deathscalator
@ Kingsland Road, Dalston
19-Apr UK Liverpool Don't Drop The Dumbells with Alexander Tucker
@ 24 - 28 Hardman Street Liverpool
20-Apr UK Brighton Hectors House co-headline with Liturgy

 
KID CONGO & THE PINK MONKEYBIRDS

Gun Club co-founder. Gunslinger for The Cramps. Six-string stylist for Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds. The legendary Kid Congo Powers and his Pink Monkey Birds titles his new album on IN THE RED Records GORILLA ROSE after artist/performer Gorilla Rose.

As a teenage boy Kid met Gorilla thru seminal weirdo band, The Screamers in the emerging LA Punk music scene of the 70’s. He recalls, “Gorilla Rose was a close and constant presence and influence on The Screamers and me as a young pup.  He was to The Screamers like Bobby Neuwirth was to Dylan, a jester of sorts, sparking many of their great lyric ideas. I still think GORILLA ROSE is the most fabulous nom de plume in history. His unsung specter had been in my mind a lot last year so I decided to title the album GORILLA ROSE to honour his name and bring him into rock n roll’s ongoing conversation.” While editing his fan club newsletters at a haunted Hollywood house, a teenage Kid Congo was also exposed to the sounds of Neu, Nico, Billie Holiday, and the “Susperia” movie soundtrack by Goblin. Along with Gorilla and Kid’s Garage rock pedigree, these past influences found their way back into his new album.
 
UK DATES:
12-Apr UK LEEDS BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB
13-Apr UK NEWCASTLE THE CLUNY
14-Apr UK GLASGOW OPTIMO (Venue TBC)
15-Apr NI BELFAST Venue TBC
16-Apr IRE DUBLIN UBANGI STOMP @ ODESSA CLUB
17-Apr IRE CORK CRANE LANE THEATRE
19-Apr UK MANCHESTER DEAF INSTITUTE
20-Apr UK LONDON 100 CLUB


THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN

The Dillinger Escape Plan (Ben Weinman – guitar, Greg Puciato - vocals, Liam Wilson - bass, Jeff Tuttle – guitar and Billy Rymer – drums), co-headliners for the HEVY MUSIC FESTIVAL on 6th August have revealed their new video for ‘Gold Teeth On A Bum’, a track that originally featured on last year’s long player, Option Paralysis (Season Of Mist/ Party Smashers Inc.).

Recorded in Italy on the tour in autumn 2010, the video is directed by Salvatore Perrone and captures perfectly the band’s intense, visceral technic as well as their musical diversity and Puciato’s near legendary growl.

Together with the accompanying light show, it’s a 6 minute excursion into the insanity that is The Dillinger Escape Plan live…

JULIANNA BARWICK

The Magic Place is music for a specific constellation of feelings. They are real, many people share them, and this album owns them completely…..she has tapped a vein of expression that is rich and powerful and affecting and even useful. And for the time being, the vein seems to be hers alone…” Pitchfork
 
UK DATES CONFIRMED
19-May          UK Glasgow                  Captains Rest
20-May IRE Dublin TBC
21-May UK London Village Underground w/ Emerald
22-May         UK London                  Slaughtered Lamb                  w/ Liz Janes
23-May UK Manchester Hey Manchester presents @ Kraak
24-May UK London Rough Trade 7.00pm

And so goes Julianna's Asthmatic Kitty Records debut, The Magic Place, a nine-piece full-length album of magic and solace, bursting joy and healing tones. Julianna's mostly-a-capella music is built from her voice multi-tracked through a loop station. There's more backing instrumentation than on previous albums but it's the vocals—soaring high in reverb-drenched, wordless harmonies—that matter most here. It's the layered fragments and pieces that become an intricate pattern through technology; it's the sound of a rising thing, a big group harmony as a splash of sunlight through a car window, a sound that feels like hope and ascendance and patience and intimacy. (Pitchfork called her 2009 self-release, Florine, “bracingly intimate” as well as a runner-up for “album of the year,” giving it a glowing rating of 8.2. Her 2007 debut, Sanguine, is more of the same. Her sound, it appears, was born fully realized.)


SUMMARY OF BANDS ON TOUR
 
AKRON/FAMILY
BEIRUT
CARLTON MELTON
DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
DUCKTAILS
FRESH & ONLYS
JULIANNA BARWICK
KID CONGO & THE PINK MONKEYBIRDS
SCREAMING FEMALES (POSTPONED DATES) 
TEETH OF THE SEA
VIVIAN GIRLS

FULL GIG LISTINGS

AKRON/FAMILY
29-May UK Leeds Brudenell Social Club
30-May UK London Bush Hall
S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT is OUT NOW via Dead Oceans
BEIRUT
30-Jun UK London Hyde Park w/ Arcade Fire
16-Jul EU Benicassim Benicassim Festival
02-Sep UK Dorset End of the Road
04-Sep IRE Stradballyr Electric Picnic
06-Sep UK Manchester Academy
16-Sep UK London Brixton Academy
CARLTON MELTON
17-Apr UK London Underworld with Acid King
18-Apr UK London Rough Trade In Store with Mugstar @7pm
18-Apr UK London Victory >>FREE SHOW<< with Mugstar and Deathscalator
@ Kingsland Road, Dalston
19-Apr UK Liverpool Don't Drop The Dumbells with Alexander Tucker
@ 24 - 28 Hardman Street Liverpool
20-Apr UK Brighton Hectors House co-headline with Liturgy
Country Ways is releases on 25th April via Agitated Records
DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
06-Aug UK Kent Hevy Fest
Option Paralysis' is OUT NOW via Party Smashers Inc
DUCKTAILS
31-May UK London Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
01-Jun UK London The City Arts & Music Project (C.A.M.P.) Julian Lynch, Big Troubles, Ducktails
02-Jun UK Sheffield The Harley Bar Ducktails, Julian Lynch
03-Jun UK Glasgow Captains Rest Ducktails, Julian Lynch, Big Troubles:
06-Jun UK Leeds Brudenell Social Club Ducktails, Julian Lynch
06-Aug UK Londan Victoria Park //Field Day 2011
Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics is OUT NOW via Woodsist
Fresh & Onlys
09-May UK Leeds Brudenell Social Club
10-May UK Glasgow Stereo
11-May UK London Hoxton Bar & Grill
27-May Spain Barcelona Primavera Sound
02-Jun UK London TBC
Julianna Barwick
19-May          UK Glasgow                  Captains Rest
20-May IRE Dublin TBC
21-May UK London Village Underground w/ Emerald
22-May         UK London                  Slaughtered Lamb                  w/ Liz Janes
23-May UK Manchester Hey Manchester presents @ Kraak
24-May UK London Rough Trade 7.00pm
The Magic Place is OUT NOW via Asthmatic Kitty
KID CONGO & THE PINK MONKEY BIRDS                                              
12-Apr UK LEEDS BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB
13-Apr UK NEWCASTLE THE CLUNY
14-Apr UK GLASGOW OPTIMO (Venue TBC)
15-Apr NI BELFAST Venue TBC
16-Apr IRE DUBLIN UBANGI STOMP @ ODESSA CLUB
17-Apr IRE CORK CRANE LANE THEATRE
19-Apr UK MANCHESTER DEAF INSTITUTE
20-Apr UK LONDON 100 CLUB
Gorilla Rose is released 23rd May via In The Red
Screaming Females
07-Jun UK London  White Heat @ Madame Jojo's >>POSTPONED<<
08-Jun UK London Scala w/ Tune-Yards >>POSTPONED<<
09-Jun UK Leeds Brudenell Social Club >>POSTPONED<<
10-Jun UK Manchester  Islington Mill >>POSTPONED<<
11-Jun UK Norwich Norwich Arts Centre >>POSTPONED<<
Castle Talk is out NOW via Don Giovanni
TEETH OF THE SEA
18-May UK London Camp Basement with Parts & Labour
19-May UK Birmimgham Hare And Hounds with Parts & Labour
20-May UK Brighton Green Door Store with Parts & Labour
21-May UK Manchester Ruby Lounge with Parts & Labour
22-May UK Sheffield The Harley with Parts & Labour
19-21 Aug UK Oxfordshire Supernormal Festival @ Braziers Park
Your Mercury' is out NOW via Rocket Recordings






VIVIAN GIRLS
16-Jul UK Brighton Coalition
17-Jul UK Manchester Ruby Lounge
18-Jul UK Glasgow Captain Rest
19-Jul UK Leeds Brudenell Social Club
20-Jul UK Bristol Fleece n Firkin
21-Jul UK London XOYO
Share The Joy' is OUT NOW via Polyvinyl


UK RELEASES

::2011::              
::NEW RELEASES::            
               
Release Date Band Format Title   Label    
11-Apr Vivian Girls ALBUM Share The Joy Polyvinyl  
11-Apr The Goldberg Sisters ALBUM The Goldberg Sisters Play It Again Sam
11-Apr Ponytail ALBUM Do Whatever You Want All The Time We Are Free  
25-Apr Carlton Melton ALBUM Country Ways Agitated
25-Apr The UV Race ALBUM Homo   In The Red  
02-May Davilla 666 ALBUM Tan Bajo   In The Red  
23-May Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Bird ALBUM Gorilla Rose In The Red
06-Jun Thee Oh Sees ALBUM Castlemania   In The Red  


RECORD STORE DAY SINGLES          
160411            
  Band Format Title   Label  
  Lower Dens RSD 7" Deer Knives b/w Tangiers Sub Pop  
Yeasayer RSD 7" End Blood feat:Swallowing the Decibels b/w Phoenix Wind Mute
  Scientists RSD 7" Frantic Romantic / Shake (Together TonightT) Agitated  
Vivian Girls RSD 7" Share the Joy/ I Won't Be Long
             














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