Midlake Film and Q&A with Jason Lee and Eric Pulido!

Actor Jason Lee (My Name is Earl) and lead singer Eric Pulido discuss their new live concert film Midlake: Live in Denton, TX.  The footage was captured at an iconic venue in the bands hometown. Directed by Eric Noren.

The result is a beautifully photographed film that is part live concert film, part documentary homage to the band’s hometown of Denton, TX.

February 26th @ Hackney Picturehouse.

Head to THE GUARDIAN for more info.

Watch: FATHER JOHN MISTY – Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)

With just a few tickets still available for his UK tour, and his Village Underground show having sold-out within just a few hours, FATHER JOHN MISTY has today unveiled a video for “Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)” from his new album I Love You, Honeybear.

Directed by Josh and Emma Tillman, the video can be viewed here:

Josh Tillman says of the video, “A few months ago, I had an idea for a music video. I was going to rent a wedding chapel, get a dozen kittens and stage a kitten wedding, over which I would preside and intercut with performance footage of me lip-syncing the song which you’re hearing today, “Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)”.

“Sounds great, right?  It may have even gone viral because: kittens. If a video goes viral, that means you’re reaching a wider audience, and you might even get on a chart.  If you get on a chart that means you’re streaming more records, and the more records you’re streaming the more money you supposedly have for hiring kitten wranglers.

“Aside from the fact that kitten wranglers are considerably more expensive than you may realize and that said-kitten wranglers all informed me there was no way we were going to be able get the outfits I had mocked up onto said-kittens, there was another extenuating factor involved in the decision to abort this music video concept and ruin the slim likelihood that I might ever get to see the Huffington Post entertainment headline “EX-FLEET FOXES DRUMMER WEDS CATS”.

“That reason is that the song actually means a great a deal to me. It’s got the #4 on it because this iteration of Chateau Lobby was the 4th attempt at arranging and producing the song that did not turn out perversely sentimental. Sentimentality brutalizes emotion. Much like ironic music videos.

“I don’t care all that much if you like the music video or not. The label isn’t crazy about it.  Management isn’t crazy about it. I have been informed I’m basically kissing an MTV “Woodie” award goodbye forever. I made it on an iPad on my wedding anniversary with the one I love. We ate pancakes.

“I love you,

Josh.”

Father John Misty’s headline tour begins mid-January in California and reaches the UK/Ireland for the following dates:

Sunday 22 February – DUBLIN – Whelans  **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Monday 23 February – GLASGOW – King Tuts  **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Tuesday 24 February – MANCHESTER – Gorilla
Thursday 26 February – LONDON – Village Underground **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Friday 27 February – LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club
Saturday 28 February – BRISTOL – Thekla **(SOLD-OUT!)**

I Love You, Honeybear is the highly-anticipated follow up to his acclaimed debut, Fear Fun. The album, featuring “Bored In The USA,” “Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins),” “True Affection,” and the title track, was produced by Josh Tillman and Jonathan Wilson, mixed by Phil Ek, and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound. Click HERE to watch his stunning performance of “Bored In The USA” with a 22-piece string section last night on The Late Show with David Letterman,

Preorders for I Love You, Honeybear are now available via http://fatherjohnmisty.merchline.com and iTunes. The album will be available on CD, download and 2 x LP in a gatefold jacket and black vinyl. A limited edition deluxe 2XLP alternate-cover version on tricolor vinyl in a Dioramic, Meta-Musical Funtime gatefold jacket All CD and LP formats will come with a fold-out poster, featuring a collage of Emma Tillman’s intimate photos, designed by Alia Penner and an extensive “Exercises for Listening” written by Josh Tillman.

I Love You, Honeybear will be released 9th Feb in the UK/Europe on Bella Union (10th Feb in the rest of the world via Sub Pop).

Watch: Clarence Clarity – Bloodbarf

Bloodbarf is taken from Clarence Clarity’s debut album NO NOW.

Pre-order via iTunes and receive the track as an instant download. http://smarturl.it/clarityiscoming

 Clarity has been asked to join Jungle on tour in 2015. Dates below:

February 2015

17  Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth
18 O2 Academy, Bristol
20  O2 Academy,  Oxford
22 O2 Academy, Liverpool
25 The  Liquid Room, Edinburgh
26 Albert Hall,  Manchester
27 The  Leadmill, Sheffield
28 Rock City,  Nottingham

March   2015

02 Dome Corn  Exchange,  Brighton
03 Roundhouse, London
05 The Assembly,  Leamington Spa
06  UEA, Norwich