17 Apr 2015
Record Store Day 2015: Nina Persson Animal Crossbreed

Record Store Day 2015: Nina Persson Animal Crossbreed

Record Store Day 2015 is this weekend! Our contribution to this years vinyl madness is Animal Crossbreed, an all-female remix EP featuring Sally Seltmann (Australia), Raindear (Sweden), Polly Scattergood (UK), Hannah Schneider (Denmark) & White Prism (Australia) remixing, twisting & distorting songs from Nina Persson‘s album Animal Heart.

It’s released exclusively for RSD as a numbered limited edition of 500 translucent blue 12″ vinyl EPs and is available to RSD 2015 participating shops throughout Europe.

Tracklist:

  • A1: Animal Heart (Sally Seltmann remix)
  • A2: Food For The Beast (Raindear remix)
  • A3: Animal Heart (Polly Scattergood remix)
  • B1: Animal Heart (Hannah Schneider remix)
  • B2: Food For The Beast (White Prism remix)

14 Apr 2015
They Might Be Giants – Thinking Machine (Dial-A-Song Week 15)

From TMBG’s upcoming album Glean which arrives 20th April. Video directed by David Cowles and Jeremy Galante.

iTunes | Spotify | Dial-A-Song Direct | get Glean

tape has brightening arm connect
wait that didn’t make sense
self-paint lever itching does
that made even less sense
shaving copter anymore
that’s not even a sentence
weld crat tonsil speep enact
some of those aren’t words

what does it mean?
what does it mean?
I’ll put it in my thinking machine

uncle fourteen marching flame
don’t know what you said
sleep expensive cloud enjoy
still not following
gurb long trom flom dim fim lim

pretty sure that’s gibberish
dog dog dog dog dog dog dog
now you’re just repeating the word “dog”

what does it mean?
what does it mean?
I’ll put it in my thinking machine

cash fog ansel adams mouth
what?
green grape gravy grateful grab
what?
skele­tele­tele­ton
what?
the word for word is word

what does it mean?
what does it mean?
I put it in my thinking machine

13 Apr 2015
El May – Took It On The Mouth | Sofar Los Angeles

El May performing “Took It On The Mouth” at Sofar Los Angeles

13 Apr 2015
Q Magazine’s Five Songs To Hear This Week with Fred Abbott

Q Magazine's Five Songs To Hear This Week with Fred Abbott

California-glow guitars and radio-sheened harmonies

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12 Apr 2015
The Lost Brothers April & May tour dates

The Lost Brothers April & May tour dates

08 Apr 2015
Butch Walker announces UK shows for July

Butch Walker (Credit - Noah Abrams)

Hey hey hey… I’m coming, UK!!!! I got a couple shows for you after this North American Tour… the setlist I’m working on for this tour will be like NO OTHER TOUR I’ve done. I’ve dug deep into the well for some remakes of old stuff, pretty sweet covers, lots of favorites and some new album material too.

July 2nd London, Borderline (tickets)
July 3rd Manchester, Deaf Institute (tickets)

08 Apr 2015
Free Download: Fred Abbott’s Funny How Good It Feels

Fred Abbott

Following yesterday’s premiere in The Guardian, Fred Abbott’s solo debut is now available for free download via Soundcloud.

Fred Abbott will release his debut solo album, Serious Poke, on 20th July. The London-based musician, until now best known as lead guitarist and keyboard player in the recently disbanded Noah And The Whale, previews the album with a free download of the pop-rock gem, Funny How Good It Feels.

A supremely talented multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Fred Abbott joined Noah And The Whale in 2009 and went on to huge success with that group, especially notable being his contribution to 2011‘s Platinum-selling and highly acclaimed Last Night On Earth.

Abbott enlisted the help of his Noah And The Whale compadres and other friends for the recording of Serious Poke, with sessions taking place at West London’s British Grove Studios over the past year. The album was co-produced by Fred with Martin Hollis, whose diverse credits include Grinderman, The Rolling Stones and Take That.

Serious Poke will be released on Lojinx on 20th July.

07 Apr 2015
They Might Be Giants – End of the Rope (Dial-A-Song Week 14)

From TMBG’s upcoming album Glean which arrives 20th April. Video fully assembled from original parts created by Chris Smith for TMBG’s live show.

iTunes | Spotify | Dial-A-Song Direct

how thoughtless of me
how dumb can you be?
hopeless, wasn’t that
what you called me and in fact
it was even more true than you knew
where did the end of the rope go?
I forget now, did I let go?
after you left me hanging on your words
which hung down like a rope
where did the end of it go?
I’ll never know

you’re gone, but I’m still there
clawing at the air
now it’s curtains for me
and I’ll spend eternity
doing joyless cartwheels in the void
where did the end of the rope go?
I forget now, did I let go?
long ago you left me hanging on your words
which hung down like a rope from the sky
where did the end of it go?
no one can ever know

where did the end of the rope go?
I forget now, did I let go?
once upon a time you left me hanging from your words
which hung down in the ether like a rope from the sky
wherever did the end of it go?
no one can ever know

07 Apr 2015
The Guardian premiere Fred Abbott’s solo debut

Fred Abbott in The Guardian

The guitarist is the first NATW member out of the traps with new music – have a listen to his Tom Petty-indebted single here

04 Apr 2015
Lost In Austin Boat Ride with The Lost Brothers

SXSW 2015: Lost In Austin Boat Ride

There Goes The Gear were at SXSW for The Lost Brothers “Lost In Austin” Boat Ride. Read more >>