Jamie Stewart is going solo. Not permanently, mind you, just for fun. He's releasing a 7" picture disc on Beatismurder records. This is his second foray into his series of picture discs David Horvitz provided the conceptual idea and the artwork.
"Imagine a more reduced Knife-Play-era Xiu Xiu and you already get an idea about what the 3 tracks on this EP (33rpm) sound like," said the press release.
You're Oh So Prolific Jens: New Album
Now done with his third album, Jens Lekman will release Night Falls Over Kortedala in October. It's being compared to the sound of Paul Simon's Graceland, with pop context and a little sense of 'tropicalia' included for good measure.
Jens has been working on the material over the last three years, in between many shows and many songs. Jens sees it as an inward looking album, saying "from the sound of my own voice reverberating off my home's old '50s brick walls, from the ghosts of everyone who's lived here before me clapping along with their little ecto-plasm hands. My record basically never leaves the 30 square meters that I live on until the very last song when i take a short bus ride to the countryside in 'Friday Night at the Drive-in Bingo."
Check out a stream of the first single Friday Night at Drive-In Bingo, it's just been released from Secretly Canadian.
Night Falls Over Kortedala Track List: 01 And I Remember Every Kiss
02 Sipping On the Sweet Nectar
03 The Opposite of Hallelujah
04 A Postcard to Nina
05 Into Eternity
06 I'm Leaving You Because I Don't Love You
07 If I Could Cry (it would feel like this)
08 Your Arms Around Me
10 It Was a Strange Time in My Life
11 Kanske Är Jag Kär i Dig
12 Friday Night at the Drive-in Bingo
Hauschka / Max Richter London Show Announced
It's a 130701 affair. Max Richter and Hauschka, both of the FatCat Records imprint label 130701, have announced a one-off London show in August. Minds will expand that night and sounds you never knew even existed will emenate from the speakers.
It's happening at The Spitz, will be Haushcka's first ever gig in London, and will include Steve Lawson and DJ sets by Ryan Teague and Ben Eshmade. Visuals from Mokital and Bad Hand Film. See it all on August 28.