MARISSA NADLER, whose July LP was released in February on Bella Union to much critical acclaim, has just released the digital EP Before July: Demos & Unreleased Songs. Her cover of Elliott Smith’s “Pitseleh” is now streaming HERE.
Before going into Avast Studios, Nadler spent many months writing and recording songs that would become her album July. The multi-tracked vocal approach to the demo sessions helped to create the richly layered harmonies that are showcased on the Randall Dunn-produced album. “Leave The Light On” and “The Rose City” are both unheard demos from this writing period. “The Rose City” would later lead to the creation of both “Drive” and “Holiday In” in terms of its lyrical content. The EP also features “Dead City Emily” and “1923” in their early form, containing different lyrics and melodies.
Nadler, a longtime Elliott Smith fan, learned “Pitseleh” and “The White Lady Loves You More” for a tribute to the late songwriter in Brooklyn last year at Glasslands. She later recorded a proper cover of “Pitseleh” after the tribute concert’s success.
Nadler has just returned from extensive touring of Europe and North America and is currently writing a follow-up to July.
Watch the album trailer on Pitchfork now!
Following many excellent reviews for new album Weatherhouse, PHILIP SELWAY has just unveiled a brilliantly inventive video to new single ‘Around Again’ directed by acclaimed Spanish film-makers NYSU. Speaking about the video, NYSU say “The song talks about the feeling of being always “around” the same place again, so we wanted to represent this… but literally. That’s why we thought in a circular way to tell two parallel stories inside the same space and time. Deform the straight narrative line and make it a curve. We love to tell the classic movie script full of envy and revenge but in a complex visual language.”
Click HERE to watch!
Philip Selway will be on tour in the UK in February.
Wednesday 11 February – LONDON – Queen Elizabeth Hall
Tuesday 12 February – LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club
Wednesday 13 February – GLASGOW – King Tuts
Thursday 14 February – MANCHESTER – Deaf Institute
THE OTHER I by 2:54 is out now!!
The band play a run of UK dates later this month.
The album is available in our STORE
Early October saw JOHN GRANT turn in a truly fabulous performance as part of the BBC Philharmonic Presents Series which was broadcast across 6Music and other BBC networks.
This one-off live recording saw John performing much of his celebrated catalogue with the 60-piece BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, with arrangements by his long-time collaborator Fiona Brice. So good was the performance, and also in response to public demand, Bella Union are delighted to announce that the recording will be released in a few weeks time on 1st December. The recording should also serve as a memento (of sorts) for John’s upcoming sold-out orchestral tour with the Royal Northern Sinfonia which will see him performing in some of the UK’s most prestigious venues.
Saturday 22 November – LIVERPOOL – Philharmonic Hall **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Sunday 23 November – MANCHESTER – Bridgewater Hall **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Monday 24 November – BIRMINGHAM – Town Hall **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Tuesday 25 November – BRISTOL – Colston Hall **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Friday 28 November – GATESHEAD – The Sage Gateshead **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Saturday 29 November – EDINBURGH – Usher Hall **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Sunday 30 November – LONDON – Royal Festival Hall **(SOLD-OUT!)**
John Grant With The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra: Live In Concert will be released 1st December on Bella Union.