Tame Impala Announce New Album ‘Lonerism’

Aussie band Tame Impala. Photo by Maciek Pozoga

As they heavily implied with a teaser trailer just over a week ago, Tame Impala will release an album called Lonerism this year. The follow-up to 2010’s Innerspeaker, due in October via Modular, was recorded entirely by frontman Kevin Parker and mixed by David Fridmann. The single “Elephant” is out in July, but the first taste from the album, the track “Apocalypse Dreams”, is available in the widget below. Below the track, watch a trailer for the album, along with Pitchfork.tv’s 3D video for “Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind?” from Innerspeaker. Update: Check out the band’s tour dates below, via Modular.

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Directed by Snakes & Ladders.
Additional footage shot by Matthew Christopher Saville.

Tame Impala – Tour dates

07-27 – 07-29 Byron Bay, Australia – Belongil Fields
08-01 Council Bluffs, IA – Mid America Center *
08-03 – 08-05 Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
08-08 – 08-06 Montreal, Quebec – Osheaga Music and Artst Festival
08-10 – 08-12 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
09-29 Brisbane, Australia – Parklife Festival
09-30 Sydney, Australia – Parklife Festival
10-01 Perth, Australia – Parklife Festival
10-06 Melbourn, Australia – Parklife Festival
10-07 Adelaide, Australia – Parklife Festival
10-14 Cologne, Germany – Gebaude 9
10-14 Paris, France – Bataclan
10-16 Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique
10-17 Hamburg, Germany – Gruenspan
10-18 Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
10-20 Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser
10-22 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
10-23 Berlin, Germany – Postbahnhof
10-25 Vienna, Austria – Fluc
10-26 Milan, Italy – Magazzini Generali
10-27 Lausanne, Switzerland – Les Docks
10-29 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
10-30 London, England – O2 Academy Brixton
11-01 Manchester, England – HMV Ritz
11-02 Sheffield, England – The Leadmill
11-03 Glasgow, Scotland – O2 ABC

Reported by Pitchfork

The Antlers’ New Release: ‘Closing the Door’ on Darkness

Photo: The Antlers

Singer Peter Silberman discusses Brooklyn band’s new EP, ‘Undersea’


By Rolling Stone
July 24, 2012 12:00 PM ET

For 2009’s Hospice and last year’s Burst Apart, the Antlers ventured into dark territory. The former painted a picture of the tumultuous relationship between a hospice worker and a terminally ill patient, while the latter focused on the pain of moving on from a difficult experience. Now, armed with a new, more uplifting release, the Brooklyn-based indie-rock band can see the bright light at the end of a very murky tunnel.

“It’s really closing the door on a lot of dark shit from the past,” frontman Peter Silberman tells Rolling Stone of Undersea, a four-song EP due July 24th. “I’m prepared to start over and write about now.”

Touring behind some emotionally draining material weighed heavily on Silberman. To that end, when the Antlers (who also include multi-instrumentalist Darby Cicci and drummer Michael Lerner) returned home and found themselves with a block of time to record, it was a welcome relief. The band entered the studio with no material, but Silberman says they quickly found themselves bursting with inspiration. “It’s funny, because we go into a lot of these recording situations, and once we get started we just let out all of these ideas . . . like, ‘Oh, shit, two and a half months? We could make two full-length albums. That’s easy,'” he explains. Eventually however, the band would flesh out their creative output, narrowing down the material to the four tracks that comprise Undersea. “It sort of formed itself,” says Silberman.

Undersea, a collection of highly textural, swooning songs that dip and crater under a bevy of electronic flourishes, started to take on a general aquatic feel about a month into the recording process, the singer says. “We just started to feel like everything was swaying, and the textures that we were bringing to it were these very organic natural sounds, even though they were also kind of fun and alien,” he recalls of the inspiration for the album title.

With these four cuts the singer started to shy away from the lyrical density of his past creative output. “I think it’s been my challenge the past couple of records to try and say more with less,” he says, adding that a less narrative-based approach to his lyrics has allowed him to focus on the things he’s trying to create and “not try to cram as much as humanly possible into one song.”

The tracks on Undersea do, however, delve into some heady topics. On “Endless Ladder,” an eight-minute-plus, piano-anchored epic that climaxes with what Silberman describes as “a fucking rainforest” of sound, the singer ponders the existence of a parallel universe.

“If I’m really here now in a place and time/ does someone look just like me on another side?” he ponders. Minutes later, during “Zelda,” a couple becomes suspicious of whether or not their lives are actually real (“I’m here to tell you/ we’re not awake yet,” the narrator protests). “All this kind of reality-questioning kind of shit . . . I enjoy it,” the singer says with a laugh. “I feel like it’s a massive personality shift for me.”

Silberman says that now with his more positive outlook he’s ready to continue exploring what the future holds for the Antlers. “I’m ready to make the next record,” he says. “I feel like I’m in a really good place.”

Rolling Stone

Mumford & Sons Announce New Album: ‘Babel’ Inside the folk-rockers’ second album, due out September 25th

By Rolling Stone

July 16, 2012 2:00 AM ET

Since releasing their sleeper-hit debut LP, Sigh No More, in 2009, Mumford & Sons have barely stopped touring – circling the globe multiple times in three years. “It’s been tough,” says bassist Ted Dwane. “We’re all in relationships in London, and it’s hard to be away from our families. But for us, this is an absolute dream come true.” And the folk rockers are heading right into the next phase: Their second LP, Babel, hits stores on September 25th, and this summer they launch their biggest tour yet.

Mumford & Sons wrote the majority of the LP on their tour bus and during soundchecks over the past two years. “The road has rubbed off into the album,” Dwane says. “It’s full of aliveness.” While they knocked out their first album in just five weeks, they’ve spent a full year and a half recording the follow-up, mostly due to their busy touring schedule. Sigh No More producer Markus Dravs (who has also worked with Coldplay and Arcade Fire) returned for the sessions, joining the band at four different studios throughout its native England. “Being away so much for the last couple of years is inevitably a theme on the record,” Dwane says, “because it’s something that we’ve all shared.”

Photos: Mumford & Sons Take America

Expect heavier emotions this time around. “You might hear a little bit more of a slight flavor of darkness on a couple songs,” Dravs adds. “My Love Don’t Fade Away” and “Ghosts That We Knew,” which the band has been playing live for months, are desperate pleas for companionship in rough times; on “Below My Feet,” frontman Marcus Mumford seems to mourn a loved one, howling, “For all my sweat, my blood runs weak.” And the band rocks harder than ever on “Lover of the Light,” packing the arrangement with horns, distorted banjo and rollicking drums.

But Mumford made sure not to stray too far from the earnest, mostly acoustic approach that made them stars. “The ingredients are very much the same: the four core instruments and a lack of a drummer, which can give it that strange, simple, unique sort of sound,” Dwane says. “I don’t think we were looking to be too crazy and experimental.” Adds Dravs, “The idea was always ‘If it ain’t broke, why fix it?'”

Beginning August 1st in Hoboken, New Jersey, the group will take the new songs on a 15-date summer U.S. tour, including two sold-out gigs at Colorado’s Red Rocks. “The main challenge we’ve faced as a band in the last year is working out how to play these larger audiences and keep it feeling like our show,” says Dwane. “A lot of the time, if you go into an arena, they’re pretty uninspiring. But we try to create an atmosphere.” In between gigs, the bandmates will play four of what they call “Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers” – staging their own outdoor festivals in small cities like Portland, Maine, and Bristol, Tennessee, with friends including Dawes, St. Vincent and Justin Townes Earle, plus local food and retailers. “Basically, we wanted to take all of the things we love from the smaller festivals like Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado,” says Dwane. “So many festivals now are just so enterprising, and it’s all about cutting every corner.”

Mumford & Sons are feeling energized now that their singer has recovered from a broken hand sustained in June, which forced them to cancel two U.K. festival dates. “It was bad,” says Dwane. “Everyone was like, ‘Fuck, you know, this is really bad.’ But he’s just about back on top. Looking back at this last few weeks, the spirit is uncrushable. Everyone just mans up. Everyone gets on with it.”

Babel track list:
“Whispers in the Dark”
“I Will Wait”
“Holland Road”
“Ghosts That We Knew”
“Lover of the Light
“Lovers’ Eyes”
“Hopeless Wanderer”
“Broken Crown”
“Below My Feet”
“Not With Haste”

Mumford & Sons U.S. tour dates:
8/1 Hoboken, NJ – Pier A
8/4 Portland, ME – Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Show with Mumford & Sons and St. Vincent, Dawes, the Maccabees, Apache Relay, Simone Felice and Haim
8/6 Providence, RI – Providence Performing Arts Centre
8/7 Canandaigua, NY – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
8/9 Portsmouth, VA – nTelos Wireless Pavilion
8/11 Bristol, Tennessee – Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Show with Mumford & Sons and Dawes, JEFF the Brotherhood, the Very Best, Apache Relay, Simone Felice, Justin Townes Earl and Haim
8/13 Louisville, KY – Louisville Waterfront Park
8/14 Columbus, OH – The LC Pavilion
8/18 – Dixon, Illinois – Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Show with Mumford & Sons and Gogol Bordello, Dawes, Abigail Washburn, the Very Best, Apache Relay and Haim
8/20 Lincoln, NE – Pinewood Bowl Theatre
8/21 Laramie, WY – Gryphon Theatre
8/22 Magna, UT – The Saltair
8/25 – Monterey, CA – Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Show with Mumford & Sons and Gogol Bordello, the Very Best, Apache Relay and Haim
8/28 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
8/29 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
9/1 Aspen, CO – Aspen Jazz Festival

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/mumford-sons-announce-new-album-babel-20120716#ixzz21aKvQBXn

Gojira – Recording “L’enfant Sauvage”

Recording of L’enfant Sauvage
A short doumentary shot by Mario Duplantier in Long Island City, New York

Published on Apr 7, 2012 by TheOfficialgojira

Recording of the new Album “l’enfant sauvage” (in english “wild child”) “L’enfant sauvage” – Release Date 26th June (USA) and 24th-25th in Europe by Roadrunner Records.
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