Concrete Knives // EU/UK dates // Be Your Own King

CONCRETE KNIVES // BE YOUR OWN KING
out February 18th on Bella Union

Hear ‘Truth’ below -

The band play UK and EU dates throughout February, March and April. Including two London performances:

01 March 13 – Koko, London
05 March 13 – The Lexington, London

Full list of dates here.

You can pre-order the LP from the Bella Union store now. Watch the video for “Wallpaper” below -

Watch: BEACH HOUSE – FOREVER STILL

Watch a stunning 4-song live performance from Beach House, made in conjunction with Pitchfork and filmed in the desert around El Paso, Texas. The film follows the passing of one night, starting at sunset and ending at dawn, and can be watched below.

The band explain more about this special project:

“Forever Still is directly inspired by Pink Floyd’s Live at Pompeii. We wanted to perform in a non-typical setting and felt the songs would resonate in a more majestic and spiritual landscape. The experience was an intense three nights of filming. Everyone involved in production and crew was benevolent in their time and talented in their efforts. We were very lucky to have the help and hard work of many people who aided and lent their abilities to our vision. The basic concept is four songs performed from sunset to sunrise. We tried to keep the edits minimal with long takes in order to focus on the energy of the songs, the landscape, and the physicality of live performance. The entire film was shot in or around Tornillo, Texas, where we recorded Bloom. Like Bloom, we hope that Forever Still is experienced as a whole, long form.”

Beach House make their UK live return in March for the below Shepherd’s Bush Empire dates:

Monday 25 March – LONDON – Shepherd’s Bush Empire (£18)
Tuesday 26 March – LONDON – Shepherd’s Bush Empire (£18)

For full European dates this spring visit the Beach House website.

Veronica Falls: Waiting For Something To Happen // Out Today

THE NEW ALBUM FROM VERONICA FALLS IS OUT TODAY // !!

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UPCOMING LIVE DATES:

February

6 – Rough Trade East Instore, London
8 – Shoreditch Church, London (sold out) (w/ La La Vasquez)
14 – Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich (w/ La La Vasquez)
15 – Brudenell, Leeds
25 – Harley, Sheffield (w/ Fear Of Men)
26 – CCA, Glasgow (w/ Fear Of Men)
27 – Cluny, Newcastle (w/ Fear Of Men)

April

16 – The Fleece, Bristol
17 – Kazimer, Liverpool
18 – Whelans, Dublin
19 – Voodoo, Belfast
20 – Deaf Institute, Manchester
23 – Islington Assembly Hall, London

The Flaming Lips unleash “The Terror” on Monday 1st April 2013

THE FLAMING LIPS and Bella Union records are pleased to announce the long-awaited release of The Terror, the band’s thirteenth studio album, on Monday 1st April 2013.

As per usual, the album was produced by long-time collaborator Dave Fridmann and THE FLAMING LIPS at Tarbox Road Studios.  The album is comprised of nine original compositions that reflect a darker-hued spectrum than previous works along with a more inward-looking lyrical perspective than one might expect – but then again, maybe not.  It’s up to you, the listener, to decide what it means to you.

Wayne Coyne explains, “Why would we make this music that is The Terror – this bleak, disturbing record…?? I don’t really want to know the answer that I think is coming: that WE were hopeless, WE were disturbed and, I think, accepting that some things are hopeless… or letting hope in one area die so that hope can start to live in another?? Maybe this is the beginning of the answer.”

The Terror is a bold and expressive journey that has evolved over THE LIPS’ nearly 30 year tended garden of sonic delights that ebbs and flows with extraordinary splashes of darkness and light, pleasure and pain, chaos and order.  As we’ve come to know THE FLAMING LIPS, the real beauty lies with the knowledge that to expect the unexpected is all part of the manic fun.

“We want, or wanted, to believe that without love we would disappear”, Coyne continues, “that love, somehow, would save us that, yeah, if we have love, give love and know love, we are truly alive and if there is no love, there would be no life. The Terror is, we know now, that even without love, life goes on… we just go on… there is no mercy killing.”

THE FLAMING LIPS will be visiting the UK in May for two performances at the Roundhouse in London.

Monday 20 May – LONDON – Roundhouse (£32)
Tuesday 21 May – LONDON – Roundhouse (£32)

The Terror is released Monday 1st April 2013 on Bella Union records in the UK & Europe and Warner Bros in the US.

A new no-album track entitled ‘Sun Blows Up Today’ will be available from 3rd February.