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“Words I Heard” is a literary deep-dive into a world of sensory warmth that serves as a contrast to Julia Holter’s examination of what she called “the cacophony of the mind in a melting world.” The song’s orchestral accompaniment swirls like fog, a picturesque landscape for Holter to stroll through as she draws on sources from Dante to Lebanese-American poet Etel Adnan for lyrical inspiration.

“Tall trees of so many kinds, from redwoods to manzanitas, oaks, madrones, maples and elms, plants and bushes, flowers and seeds, acorns and grass, they all are the last chance of the earth and they all make a thick and permanent coat, a cover, a bath of perfume, a touch of healing, a royal procession, music and fanfare, they rise and talk to Tamalpais, and sing lullabies and songs of love.” – Etel Adnan, ‘Journey to Mount Tamalpais’ “When Julia told me that the title of her album was inspired by Etel Adnan, one of my favorite writers, I felt that I had to make a film for one of the songs on Mount Tamalpais, a recurring subject in both Adnan’s visual art and her writing. I filmed on a few hikes down the Dipsea trail, and in the last section of the song combine this with footage made during the studio sessions of the album.” – Dicky Bahto .

Directed by Dicky Bahto Devin Hoff – Double bass Julia Holter – Vocals, piano, synth Dina Maccabee – Violin, viola Andrew Tholl – Violin

Julia Holter – “Words I Heard” from ‘Aviary’, released 26th October 2018 on Domino Record Co.

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Normally I’d say you’re setting yourself up for a very public and humiliating defeat by trying to cover the ever popular Rihanna, but there’s nothing normal ever about Cat Power. Chan Marshall has the voice of an angel with a pack-a-day habit, so whatever she sings sounds like some sort of badass divine intervention. Her cover of Rhianna’s 2012 hit ‘Stay’ is the second single off her new album, “Wanderer”and it’s really something special. According to Chan, covering songs is a tradition that is “one of the highest compliments you can pay another artist. It’s one of the great traditions in American music and one of the true pleasures of music history.”

“Stay” features on ‘Wanderer’, the new album from Cat Power, out 5th October on Domino Record Co.

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I’m so happy to share news of my new record “Aviary”, due out October 26th.

I hope whoever listens will choose their own way to listen and find their own path with it, not necessarily start to finish or all at once. It’s all the winged things flying around in the head, the memories and the current thoughts, all at once. This is a record I feel so fortunate to have been able to make–a lot of it is built upon different improvisatory moments of cathartic music-making at a time where it’s hard to find the words to express oneself, indulging in sound, almost like therapeutic or something. And then working with old friends/collaborators Cole MGN and Kenny Gilmore to develop the sounds of these moments and record many more of them in the studio with great musician friends (Corey Fogel, Devin Hoff, Dina Maccabee, Sarah Belle Reid, Andrew Tholl, Tashi Wada). It was a wonderful journey. Thanks as well to my good friend Dicky Bahto for his beautiful artwork.

Thank you so much for listening

Julia Holter“I Shall Love 2” from ‘Aviary’, released 26th October 2018 on Domino Record Co.

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Last month, Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power, teased the release of her 10th album with 80 seconds of scenic views and husky, hymn-like vocals. The visual featured a snippet of the album’s title track: Wanderer, out this fall via Domino Recordings, The release will break the artist’s six-year hiatus following the release of Sun.

Marshall has now shared the first single from Wanderer: “Woman,” featuring supporting vocals from her former tour-mate Lana Del Rey. It’s a pulsing Americana track, with thick vocals from Marshall intermingling with Del Rey’s whispery tones. The track is bolstered by a solid guitar riff that reflects hazy late nights and Marshall’s southern roots. The singers repeat “woman” over and over until it becomes an icy affirmation against the backdrop of a vast landscape. “I’m a woman of my word / Now you have heard / My word’s the only thing I truly need”—a testament to feminine power.

The song also comes with a video directed by Greg Hunt. It’s a simple visual, switching between shots of Marshall and her band on a rooftop at sunset, and in a studio with deeply saturated blues and pinks.

Wanderer was written, recorded and produced by Marshall herself, and it reflects the themes of rootlessness that come with being a touring musician. The album comes out on October. 5th, but you can watch the video for “Woman” below.

“Woman (feat. Lana Del Rey)” features on ‘Wanderer’, the new album from Cat Power, out 5th October on Domino Record Co.

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So what has Anna Calvi been doing in the five years since releasing her stellar sophomore album, 2013’s One Breath, this English art-rocker Anna Calvi has kept extremely busy: writing a song for the film Insurgent, releasing a David Byrne-featuring EP, appearing on two David Bowie tribute albums, and oh, writing an entire rock opera. Her third full-length album release, Hunter, looks to retain the singer-songwriter and guitar virtuoso’s flair for drama, this time “exploring sexuality and breaking the laws of gender conformity.” With production by Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Grinderman) and featuring Bad Seed Martyn Casey and Portishead’s Adrian Utley, Hunter promises to be as compelling musically as it is thematically.

Anna Calvi – “Don’t Beat the Girl out of My Boy”, from ‘Hunter’ out 31st August 2018 on Domino Record Co.

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Melody Prochet of Melody’s Echo Chamber has openly discussed her returned to music after suffering a serious injury by announcing a release of second album Bon Voyage

In June earlier this year, it was reported that Prochet had been forced to cancel her show due to suffering a ‘serious injury’, that injury turned out to be potentially life threatening.

Following a lengthy period of recovery, Melody’s Echo Chamber second album will now be released on June 15th.  addressing the serious accident for the first time, Prochet explained how she still feels unable to discuss the specific details of the accident, She says: “Today I feel blessed, as I’m healed. It’s been traumatic but it has beautifully put some perspective into my eyes and broke a life pattern that didn’t work for me. I’m lucky it revealed more light.”

Given the stresses of what has happened, Prochet also explained that she has not felt ready to write any new music since her accident: “I needed a break from that sort of passion pattern and obsessing over music,” she said. “Open up to other horizons! Traveling the world and doing serious hikes is a new dream of mine. There is always music inside of me. Maybe I’ll let it [stay] in there for a while.”

Now though, in wonderfully positive news, The album made up of seven expansive tracks, Bon Voyage marries Melody’s breathless soprano to the wildest sonic excursions, always pinned to an emphatic, clattering groove as she delivers her fables of spiritual search and emotional healing in multiple tongues (French, English and Swedish).

Prochet’s 2012 self-titled debut ‘Melody’s Echo Chamber’, which was was produced by Tame Impala‘s Kevin Parker – who happens to be her ex-boyfriend, had initially started work on its follow-up the Tame Impala man: “We always had a lot of fun and an easy time creating together,” Prochet says of working with Parker. “The painful part for me was that I had been working on my record for more than a year and I just could not finish it and release it. It’s been a million hours of work, thoughts, tears, a bunch of money invested in the process and lost.”

Melody’s Echo Chamber – “Cross My Heart”.

Melody’s Echo Chamber“Breathe In, Breathe Out” from ‘Bon Voyage’, out 15th June 2018 on Domino Record Co | Fat Possum Records.

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What kinda 24-year-old can writes lyrics as light-hearted and fun as, “Sittin’ at the swim club stretchin’ my quads, everyone wants to be a part of my squad”, and brutally honest as, “She doesn’t wanna see me tonight, not for a minute, not for a second, she says ‘nothing here for you to make right’”? (Sandy) Alex G, that’s who. While those in certain circles are probably crying out that he’s far from an undiscovered act, we believe the multi-instrumentalist from Philadelphia is someone everyone should know. Discovered largely via his releases on Bandcamp, and now signed to Domino, Alex G began his career making music in his bedroom, and he’s still there (only ’cause he’s uncomfortable relinquishing control of the songwriting process in a typical studio setting). Give him a listen, you won’t regret it.

(Sandy) Alex G – “Proud” from ‘Rocket’, released 2017 on Domino Record Co.