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French Express devotees rejoice – this week marks the beginning of their first headlining North American tour! Founding father Perseus is joined by his label mates Moon Boots, Isaac Tichauer and Jonas Rathsman for 10 stops throughout the US including DC, New York and Los Angeles. While all four artists have very distinct and different styles, they are all united in the desire to spread the musical love. Get familiar with them below, and check out the full tour schedule and flyer after the jump.
STREAM: Perseus – “Seychelles”
STREAM: CHVRCHES – “The Mother We Share (Moon Boots Remix)”
STREAM: Isaac Tichauer – “Take Over You”
STREAM: Jonas Rathsman – “Bringing You Down”
French Express North American Tour
10/30/13 – Boiler Room, Los Angeles, CA
10/31/13 – Lure Patio, Los Angeles, CA
11/1/13 – Mighty, San Francisco, CA
11/2/13 – Electric Owl, Vancouver, BC
11/3/13 – Re-bar, Seattle, WA
11/5/13 – El Dorado, San Diego, CA
11/6/13 – Output, Brooklyn, NY
11/7/13 – Primary, Chicago, IL
11/8/13 – Lima Lounge, Washington, DC
11/9/13 – Space Techno Loft, Miami, FL
Today, Los Campesinos! premiered their video for “Avocado, Baby,” off their new & 5th full-length album No Blues. The Cardiff, Wales-based band will head stateside for a run of headlining tour dates in support of No Blues this January. The tour begins on the 21st at the Paradise in Boston, MA & includes stops at Irving Plaza in New York, NY on the 22nd, the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC on the 23rd, + the Metro in Chicago, IL on the 25th.
What Death Leaves Behind // download
Today sees the release of CSFLY Remix EP, the latest offering from Mount Kimbie that includes work by Lee Gamble, Kyle Hall, DJ Koze & ONEMAN. Get the EP now on iTunes & listen to my 2 favorite tracks below, the DJ Koze remix of “Made To Stray” + Oneman’s exquisite re-interpration (free download) of “You Took Your Time” feat. King Krule & Jeremiah Jae.
You Took Your Time feat. King Krule (Oneman remix feat. Jeremiah Jae) // download
The guys have just completed a tour across N. America & will be returning to Europe this week for the Pitchfork Festival in Paris. Having already sold out shows in London, Bristol, Norwich + Brussels, the band’s full listing of dates are listed below, alongside details of support from Forest Swords, John Wizards, oOoOO, Seams, Lapaliux & Snakehips.
Upcoming tour dates:
31.10 Pitchfork Music Festival, Paris, FR
06.11 Concorde II, Brighton, UK +
07.11 Ritz, Manchester, UK + * @
08.11 SWG3, Glasgow, UK +
09.11 The Button Factory, Dublin, IE
10.11 Alter Schlachthof, Dresden, DF
11.11 The Fleece, Bristol, UK SOLD OUT +
12.11 Stylus, Leeds, UK +
14.11 KOKO, London, UK SOLD OUT + ~
15.11 Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich, UK SOLD OUT +
16.11 Buma Beats, Rotterdam, NL
17.11 Botanique/Orangerie, Brussels, BE SOLD OUT
19.11 Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing, FR
20.11 Den Atelier, Luxembourg, LUX
21.11 Trouw, Amsterdam, NL
22.11 Vega, Copenhagen, DK
23.11 Strand, Stockholm, SE
24.11 John Dee, Oslo, NO
26.11 Uebel & Gefaehrlich, Hamburg, DE ^
27.11 Conne Island, Leipzig, DE ^
28.11 Zoom, Frankfurt, DE ^
29.11 Gretchen, Berlin, DE ^
30.11 Meetfactory, Prague, CZ ^
01.12 Flex, Vienna, AT ^
03.12 Rote Sonne, Munich, DE ^
04.12 Mascotte, Zurich, CH ^
06.12 Tunnel, Milan, IT ^
07.12 L*ektrica, Rome, IT ^
08.12 Bronson, Ravenna, IT
10.12 Le Sucre, Lyon, FR
12.12 Rockstore, Montepellier, FR
13.12 Sala Apolo 2, Barcelona, ES
14.12 Sala But, Madrid, ES
21.12 Doomsday Festival, Antwerp, BE
^ with Seams
+ with oOoOO
~ with Forest Swords
@ with Snakehips
* with Lapalux
Tennis is back in the game with a new single: “Mean Streets.” Produced by Richard Swift, the track is a slow, soft-rock jam with silky smooth piano chords and breezy vocals that swing with leisure. This one’s made for the oncoming sweater weather.
“Mean Streets” will be featured on the Colorado couple’s Small Sound EP, which is scheduled for release on November 5th via Communion.
Tennis will also be headlining the November edition of Communion’s monthly U.S. tour with Savoir Adore, ON AN ON, Night Sweats and possibly more! Make you sure you catch this killer line-up when they stop by the Black Cat on November 6th.
STREAM: Tennis – “Mean Streets”
Goldroom will be making his way back to D.C. this Thursday as part of an extra special All Things Gold one-off. We had a chance to chat with the L.A. producer about songwriting, making the transition to a live band and, of course, his spirit animal. Check it out after the jump and make sure to grab tickets to this Thursday’s show with Tesla Boy (also live) below.
STREAM: Goldroom – “Embrace”
First of all, no I don’t still write for Binary unfortunately. I loved doing it, and still sort of consider myself a blogger at heart. I have a wonderful new editor Pete that runs the site now.
As for what I think about when I’m writing music. ABSOLUTELY I’m always trying to root my songs with a genuine emotional core. I believe that really great songs are ones that would have worked 50 years ago or 50 years from now. My belief is definitely that the way you achieve that is 100% through songwriting. Arrangement, lyrics, and melody are everything. I love producing those things into an interesting place, but in the end the production is all window dressing.
In general, how has your experience running a label influenced your career as a musician?
I think it’s just made me aware of some things to watch out for. I don’t have any sort of magical formula or anything like that. Binary isn’t exactly Def Jam, so when I started self releasing Goldroom stuff, I had some ideas, and some experience, but there wasn’t any special door that was open. I think perhaps the biggest advantage I had was just that I don’t feel any need to sign with a label until the time is right. I’m very happy and comfortable owning all of my music and continuing to put it out on my own terms.
It seems like you took a bit of a risk in turning Goldroom into a live show with a full band. Recreating any type of electronic music live in a way that’s sharp and engaging is already a challenge, but the particular sort of balearic, vaguely tropical dreamwave sound I identify Goldroom with is something I’d never really seen performed live (though I guess Poolside is maybe in a similar orbit). What were some of the main challenges you faced in putting together the live show? How do you feel about the way it turned out?
I’m very happy with our show. The response has been amazing and I’m already itching to get back on the road with the band! I think I always believed in the music, especially as a live vehicle. Even though our music is often described as ‘chill’, I think there are lots of big emotional moments to work through. We try and climb a mountain together with the audience. The top of the mountain may not be as intense as a Skrillex show, but since we took the trip from the bottom together, its still a pretty big moment when we get there.
Plus I think there’s a lot to be said for groove. People love to dance, and most dance music these days has very little to do with dancing at all. Our goal is to come to your town and put on the best beach party you’ve never been to.
“Fifteen” seems like it was a breakthrough song for Goldroom. Like some of the best pop, it’s a track that’s catchy and immediately accessible, while still managing to resonate on a deeper level and “be about something,” if that makes sense. Can you say a bit about how that song came together and what sort of feeling you were trying to capture when you wrote and recorded it?
I wrote and recorded that song pretty much in one evening. At the time I was playing with making songs that were far outside of the 125bpm electro that i was hearing a lot. I just wanted to try and write a balad to be honest. I was thinking a lot about being young, and especially the feelings you get when you start spending time with girls at that age. Its amazing how big and important everything feels. Fifteen is really all about trying to feel that way again. Its so easy to be jaded by the time you’ve grown up a little bit. I feel like a lot of my life and music is spent trying my best to still feel like I did when I was 15 or 16.
What is Goldroom listening to these days?
My most played playlist right now is dominated by the new Classixx LP, about half of the Daft Punk record, the Disclosure LP, Rhye… Most of the time I’m listening to older stuff though. Dancehall records, some of Bob Dylan’s weirder stuff, Ryan Adams early work. Every day is different.
What’s your spirit animal?
It’s an albatross.