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A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live at Le Bataclan is the brand new live album from IDLES, recorded at the famous venue Le Bataclan in Paris on 3rd December 2018, at the close of a 90 date world tour. The album celebrates the band’s success over the last two years, featuring songs from Brutalism and Joy as an Act of Resistance, and highlights their overall message of unity, and of healing through community.

“Our show at Bataclan was the end of a very long journey for us. On that tour we learnt so much about ourselves, each other and the audiences we have grown with over the past 10 years. That show was nothing short of catharsis and nothing more than love. We love what we do and the people who have carried us here, there was no hiding that at Bataclan and we are so very grateful that the moment was captured in all its glory, love and fatigue. Long live the open minded and long live the moment.”

out this Friday. IDLES ‘A Beautiful Thing: Live At Le Bataclan’. Available with 3 different sleeves and coloured vinyl combinations.

Television (Live at Le Bataclan) from the album ‘A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live at Le Bataclan’ released on Partisan Records on 6th December 2019.

At the end of last year, Idles the band completed a 90 date tour around the US, UK and Europe, with a spectacular show at Le Bataclan in Paris on December 3rd, 2018. The entire gig was filmed and recorded, and is now available to pre-order on CD, digital, and three different colored versions of the album, each with different artwork! The vinyl features a double LP, gatefold packaging, and contains a beautiful booklet designed by lead singer Joe Talbot, with photographs from the show and poems.

From Joe: “That show was nothing short of catharsis and nothing more than love. We love what we do and the people who have carried us here, “Our show at Bataclan was the end of a very long journey for us. On that tour we learnt so much about ourselves, each other and the audiences we have grown with over the past 10 years. That show was nothing short of catharsis and nothing more than love. We love what we do and the people who have carried us here, there was no hiding that at Bataclan and we are so very grateful that the moment was captured in all its glory, love and fatigue. Long live the open minded and long live the moment.” – Joe Talbot

The track “Mother” (Live at Le Bataclan) from the new album ‘A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live at Le Bataclan‘ released on Partisan Records on 6th December 2019.

Molly Sarlé is one-third of the folk trio Mountain Man, but she steps into the spotlight on her first solo album, Karaoke Angel. Across its 10 tracks, she explores sexuality, vulnerability, self-determination, and the cathartic power of karaoke. She recorded the album with Sam Evian, who also produced the record, in Woodstock, New York.

Mountain Man are a very special band because not only are Molly Sarlé, Alexandra Sauser-Monnig and Amelia Meath great as a group, but they’re also all creators of other accomplished projects. Meath is one-half of synth-pop duo Sylvan Esso, Sauser-Monnig makes thoughtful folk music under the alias Daughter of Swords, and Sarlé writes stunning, roomy songs under her own name. Sarlé’s new album Karaoke Angel was written and recorded over the span of three years and as many places, from a trailer in Big Sur to home in North Carolina to a studio in Woodstock, N.Y.

The debut solo album from Sarlé (1/3 of Mountain Man) is finally here! Karaoke Angel is a cathartic intimate record with melodies that will stick in your head for days. Sarlé explores heavy topics like addiction, suicide, and sexuality with touches of humor and droves of empathy.

“Twisted” is from Molly Sarlé’s new album, Karaoke Angel, out 9.20.19 on Partisan Records.

From the cliffs of Big Sur to the North Carolina backwoods – Molly Sarlé brings open-hearted, unflinching songwriting perfect for late-night karaoke comedowns, plaintive morning walks, and conjuring the spirit world. West Coast incantations with a warm, Appalachian glow.

Her debut LP (due out in 2019) is a collection of songs by a woman who was born understanding that her ability to feel – deeply and without shame – is her greatest strength. It is the result of a free and open-hearted devotion to the search for passion, and the complete, unwavering depiction of truth. Molly’s songs observe their own kind of internal logic, always a few steps behind or ahead of where you expect them to be – occasionally funny, always uncannily real.

The work on her upcoming album began in a trailer on a the pacific coast and continued with stints in Los Angeles and Durham, NC. Recorded in a church-turned-recording studio in Woodstock, NY, a minimal but carefully assembled palette of guitar, bass, and percussion form the foundation: an orchestra of unrecognizable atmospherics bounce off the high ceilings—but Molly’s delicate, expressive voice is always at the center.

“Suddenly” is from Molly Sarlé’s new album, “Karaoke Angel”, out 9.20.19 on Partisan Records.

Few bands have captured the same excitement for rock as well as Fontaines DC do on “Dogrel”.

At its heart, Fontaines DC’s debut is about a city losing its spirit to gentrification, an attempt to document Dublin’s culture and character before the times plaster over the craic and move on.

With that romantic goal in mind, Dogrel is full of literate lyrical sketches. Frontman Grian Chatten’s drawled pub poetry captures Irish Republican cabbies (“He spits out ‘Brits out’ only smokes Carrolls”) as easily as the emptiness of capitalist pursuits (“Money is the sandpit of the soul”) and the band colour it all with raucous post-punk and garage rock.

Fontaines DC are a cracking new band from Ireland who’ve really excited me this year. Their debut LP Dogrel is full of intense, dynamic, rocket fuelled post-punk. It sounds inquisitive and passionate, like a band with a deep love of musicianship still exploring the edges of their sound.

Fontaines DC also love poetry and sing about James Joyce, which feels very romantic, especially since many of their songs are about life in Dublin. It’s thrilling, gritty rock from a band with infinite possibilities ahead of them. The result is universal, despite the record being as intrinsically linked to its hometown as a gold harp on a pint glass.

‘Sha Sha Sha’ is taken from the debut LP ‘Dogrel’ by Fontaines D.C. Out now on Partisan Records

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Craig Finn is the front man of The Hold Steady, however he also an incredible singer-songwriter in his own right. His new solo album is called “I Need A New War”. It is Craig’s third solo record on Partisan Records (his fourth overall) and it cements him as one of today’s most vital storytellers, among the ranks of Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits.

I Need A New War feels like another confident step forward from Craig. He tells the stories of people on the margins, focusing on characters who are lost and who have been left behind. There is nothing glamorous about their stories, it is a very “daytime” portrait of these characters. These are also the least American-specific songs that Craig has ever written.

Finn tells us “I Need A New War” is out today. I’m super proud of this record and I owe a ton of gratitude to a bunch of people who got it here. Josh Kaufman is beyond a producer on this music, he’s a co-collaborator and a spiritual guide. He’s become hugely important to me in the past five years. Life changing, actually. Joe Russo brought his spectacular musical sense to another record with me. His percussion playing and input brought so much life to this music. D. James Goodwin engineered, mixed and hosted at The Isokon and made it all sound incredible.

Stuart Bogie added so much emotion with his soulful sax playing and Raymond Mason & Dave Nelson rounded out the amazing horn section. Annie Nero & Cassandra Jenkins sound so fantastic singing together and their backup vocals are a major defining part of this record. Sam Kassirer played the piano that classes up the whole thing. Dave Gardner mastered elegantly. Dan Monick took the rad cover photo again and Vance Wellenstein put the artwork together. Partisan Records allowed all of this to happen.

I love each and every one of these people. Thank you all for being a part of it and thank you to everyone who listens.

Craig Finn & The We All Want The Same Things Band performing “Carmen Isn’t Coming In Today” live at the Murmrr Theatre in Brooklyn, NY. “Carmen Isn’t Coming In Today” A track from Craig Finn’s new album ‘I Need A New War’ out April 26th on Partisan Records

The We All Want The Same Things Band features Stuart Bogie, Cassandra Jenkins, Sam Kassirer, Josh Kaufman, Raymond Mason, Annie Nero, Joe Russo, and Jon Shaw

With only two EPs and some stray singles, grungy LA four-piece Goon have garnered a devoted fanbase and compelling sound. They released Happy Omen back in 2017, following their debut EP Dusk Of Punk the previous year. Goon have now shared a new single, “Datura” and a glitched out, saturated Vinyl Williams-directed music video.

“Datura” is heavier than Goon’s classic ’90s-indebted rock, but preserves their lo-fi fuzz. “This song isn’t really about any one thing. It touches a lot of different weird ideas,” singer and guitarist Kenny Becker says in a statement.

The original melodic idea for the song was just to make a tune that had a chorus with a bass line that revolved around three notes, only half-steps apart. The rest of the song moves around quite a bit and I’ve always really liked that contrast.

I wanted to have the chorus never use any repeating phrases, which led to stream-of-consciousness style lyrics. Because of that, this song isn’t really about any one thing. It touches a lot of different weird ideas. Like datura flowers that grew in the canyon near the house that I grew up in, or questioning the effectiveness of praying for god to take away stomach pain of an old friend.

“The original melodic idea for the song was just to make a tune that had a chorus with a bass line that revolved around three notes, only half-steps apart. The rest of the song moves around quite a bit and I’ve always really liked that contrast.

I wanted to have the chorus never use any repeating phrases, which led to sorta stream-of-consciousness style lyrics. Because of that, this song isn’t really about any one thing. It sorta touches a lot of different weird ideas. Like datura flowers that grew in the canyon near the house that I grew up in, or questioning the effectiveness of praying for god to take away stomach pain of an old friend.”

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Band Members
Kenny Becker , Drew Eccleston, Christian Koons, Caleb Wicker

released March 21st, 2019

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Irish post-punk outfit Fontaines D.C. recently announced the details of their highly anticipated debut album, “Dogrel” out April 12th via Partisan Records. With singles like “Too Real,” “Chequeless Reckless” and “Big,” already out there.  Fontaines D.C. make brisk, snappy post-punk with the heart of a lion. You shouldn’t write off frontman Grian Chatten’s speak-sing vocals—he packs just as much gritty ardor into his impassioned, poetic proclamations as throaty punk howlers.

Here’s the video for ‘Roy’s Tune’ from our forthcoming album ‘Dogrel’ out April 12th.

“Roy’s Tune” by Fontaines D.C.

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The fourth single, but first on new home Partisan Records from the much loved at Rough Trade shops Fontaines D.C. They band met as a quintet in Dublin, influenced and driven in equal measure by the rich history of their hometown’s counter-culture, their response has been to make concise and immediately authentic indie-punk that has done anything but fall on deaf ears.

The last six months have seen Fontaines D.C. release three hotly received double A-side singles, both of which were named as singles of the week by Rough Trade, and garnered early support from the likes of Steve Lamacq and others on BBC 6 Music, as well as earning feature space from every major Irish publication.

Too Real is another masterclass in repetition. It employs hypnotic, kraut-rock infused cyclical riffs, whilst channelling Dublin into their concise and often-unassumingly poetic lyrics with a distinctive gritty Irish drawl. The flip The Cuckoo is a Callin’ is a more straight ahead pop nugget but equally as engaging.

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Irish post-punk outfit Fontaines D.C. have announced the details of their highly anticipated debut album, Dogrel, along with the lead single and accompanying video, “Big.” Dogrel will be released on April 12th via Partisan Records.

Following the release of singles like “Too Real” and “Chequeless Reckless,” “Big” is a brisk, snappy post-punk tune with the heart of a lion. You shouldn’t write off frontman Grian Chatten’s speak-sing vocals—he packs just as much gritty ardor into his impassioned, poetic proclamations as throaty punk howlers.

Speaking about the Molly Keane-directed video, the band commented, “We felt that great ambition was a sickness, and we got Grian’s 11-year next-door neighbour to say it to you all because he’s got the presence of a hundred frontmen.” According to the band, Dogrel’s title is an ode to their roots and the album is unapologetically Irish. They wrote on Twitter, “Dogrel is a crude, traditionally Irish working-class form of verse, historically looked down upon by literary critics.”

In addition to their sold-out U.K. tour in April, Fontaines will support Idles in North America in May, and embark on a European and U.K. headlining tour in November. They will also make appearances at festivals like SXSW, End Of The Road and more.

‘Big’ is taken from the forthcoming debut LP ‘Dogrel’ by Fontaines D.C. Out April 12th 2019 via Partisan Records.