A three and a half week tour of Europe by Xiu Xiu has begun! The band released ‘Always’ earlier this year, it’s available in the Bella store and you can hear ‘Hi’ below. The Europe dates are also below.
Simon has created a list of his 80 favourite non-Bella Union bands 0f 2012, so get sunk into the below….!
80 Favourite Bands of the Year (Non-Bella Union)
In no order whatsoever. I am bound to have left some of my favourite artists out…
The Belle Game
G R E A T W A V E S
Melt Yourself Down
Fans of Faye
By The Sea
This Many Boyfriends
Let’s Buy Happiness
The Joys of Sleeping
Dark Dark Dark
Public Service Broadcasting
Tigers That Talked
Half Moon Run
My Tiger My Timing
Having just played two sold-out shows at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC, and with an extensive European tour beginning next week, Wild Nothing have unveiled a video for new single ‘Paradise’ starring Michelle Williams.
Shot in LA, New York, St. Maarten & Niagara Falls, the video chronicles travel by plane and the paradise found just beyond the window. Three-time Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams was brought on board by director Matthew Amato who explains: “I loved Wild Nothing the moment I heard Gemini and I jumped at the opportunity to make a video for the new record, ‘Nocturne’. My instinct told me to send Michelle the three tracks they were considering for a video and she chose Paradise.” A new version of the song features Michelle Williams reading from Iris Murdoch’s ‘A Word Child’. It was recorded for the video by Jack Tatum at the Rare Book Room in Brooklyn, NY, where Nocturne was also recorded.
Wild Nothing are about to embark on an extensive European tour, beginning next week with some support slots with label-mates The Walkmen before Jack Tatum and co return late November for some headline shows, including a London Lexington show that sold-out within 5 days.
Upcoming UK live info below:
Monday 29 October – DUBLIN – Vicar Street (supporting The Walkmen)
Tuesday 30 October – MANCHESTER – Ritz (supporting The Walkmen)
Thursday 1 November – LONDON – Forum (supporting The Walkmen)
Wednesday 28 November – LONDON – The Lexington **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Thursday 29 November – LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club (£7.50)
Friday 30 November – GLASGOW – Stereo (£8)
Saturday 1 December – DUBLIN – The Workman’s Club (€14.50)
This sweet and surreal video features actor Tom Skerrit (Top Gun, MASH, Alien, Picket Fences, Brothers & Sisters) as a patient visiting a mental hospital where Poor Moon are his caretakers, popping pills and dancing with the band and other patients.
Directed by The Academy Creative Collective directors Austin Wilson & Harry Calbom, have a peek below…
Poor Moon are currently touring the US, just finishing a run of dates with labelmates Beach House.