CSLSX & I Break Horses ‘Violent Sea’

Ahead of their headlining show at London’s Scala on Sunday 1st April and an upcoming five week tour of the US as special guests of M83 (those dates below), I Break Horses & CSLSX share their collaborative effort ‘Violent Sea‘, which includes the first new work from the band since the release of debut album ‘Hearts’ in August 2011.

The video, which collates imagery from avant-garde filmmaker Maya Deren, is the perfect accompaniment to this new track and more than whets the appetite for further work from these two enigmatic bands (who are rumoured to be working on an EP together). Little is known about Philadelphia collective CSLSX, and Stockholm’s reclusive I Break Horses have only made a handful of live appearances to date, so if this track is anything to go by, this could be the start of something very special indeed…

I Break Horses will follow up their sold-out Cargo show with a new date at The Scala in April:

Sunday 1st April – LONDON, Scala

M83 USA dates:

APRIL
22 San Francisco, CA – Fillmore
25 Portland, OR – Roseland
26 Seattle, WA – Neptune
27 Vancouver, BC – Vogue
29 Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue
30 Denver, CO – Ogden

MAY
01 Lawrence, KS – Granada
02 St Louis, MO – Pageant
04 Chicago, IL – Vic
05 Detroit, MI – Majestic
06 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
07 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
09 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
10 New York, NY – Terminal 5
11 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
12 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
14 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade Music Park
15 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
17 Houston, TX – House of Blues
18 Austin, TX – Stubb’s
19 Dallas, TX – Granada

Headlining shows:
21 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent
23 Los Angeles, CA – Echo
24 San Francisco, CA – Popscene
26 George, Sasquatch Festival
29 Chicago – Lincoln Hall
30 New York – Mercury Lounge

*And ATP FESTIVAL date just added*
Sunday 23rd September – ATP Festival, Asbury Park, NJ

A Quietus Award For 6 Music! Zun Zun Egui!

Zun Zun Egui have been nominated for The Quietus’ award for 6 Music.

Words from The Quietus:

Our friends at Now Playing on BBC 6 Music have asked us to put together a category in their 6 Music Blog Awards, airing this Friday. We’ve decided that the Quietus award will be for Tomorrow’s Cult Star Today – the artists that, right now, are perhaps not setting the charts afire but will become influential and irritatingly collectable on vinyl in the future. The show airs on March 2 from 7pm, and our shortlist can be found below. We want you to go and vote for which artist you think will be Tomorrow’s Cult Star Today over on our facebook. Nominations are:

So head over and vote for ZZE now!

Feline Friday #5

Feline Friday #5

It is with great regret that we missed Feline Friday last week. However, I feel that Feline Friday should not be limited to only being posted on “Friday”, as the spirit of the Feline drifts throughout the week. Above is an image too good not to share.

Many questions arise, mostly, why is the feline sitting in that way? How did it get such a huge double chin?

Think about it.

Feline Friday will resume as normal on Friday.

Read past Feline Fridays: Feline Friday #1 | Feline Friday #2 by Jamie Stewart | Feline Friday #3 by Peter Broderick | Feline Friday #4 by Casey Dienel

Thanks to Laura Snapes for the above image, which she titled “The Grand Emperor of Fashion”.

ATP: I’ll Be Your Mirror USA

ATP’s I’ll Be Your Mirror USA 2012 curated by Greg Dulli (The Afghan Whigs) & ATP is now on sale. You can find tickets and information over here.

The lineup is pretty fantastic, and features a few of our own – I Break Horses, Vetiver and Dirty Three. The lineup so far -

Friday 21st Curated by ATP

Line-up To Be Confirmed…

Saturday 22nd Curated by Greg Dulli

The Afghan Whigs
Louis C.K.
The Roots
José González
Mark Lanegan Band
Dirty Three
The Antlers
The Dirtbombs – Performing Ultraglide In Black
Scrawl
Sharon Van Etten
Emeralds
Vetiver
Quintron And Miss Pussycat
Charles Bradley And The Extraordinaires
DJ Questlove
Reigning Sound
+ more TBC

Sunday 23rd Curated by ATP

The Make-Up
Hot Snakes
The Magic Band
Autolux
Thee Oh Sees
Factory Floor
Death Grips
I Break Horses
+ more TBC

New Xiu Xiu and Dirty Three records released today!

RELEASED TODAY!
Always‘ by Xiu Xiu & ‘Toward The Low Sun‘ by Dirty Three

We are very proud to be releasing two fantastic records into the world today.

Always‘ is the first Bella Union release from Xiu Xiu, and you can currently preview it over at The Line Of Best Fit. Grab the CD/LP in our shop here.

Toward The Low Sun‘ signals the welcome return of the incredible Dirty Three. Essential listening. Streaming at The Quietus. You can buy the CD/LP from our shop here.

Enjoy.