Published 4 December 2012 by BWL
The penultimate single in Sebastian Rochford's Days And Nights At The Takeaway series is already upon us. This month he's recruited the acclaimed South African singer and producer Spoek Mathambo and London-based vocalist Jaelee Small. Seb met Spoek on the recent Africa Express train tour of the UK, on which they performed together.
Remixer San Gabriel is Los Angeles psychonaut Butchy Fuego (ex-Pit er Pat member who has also worked with Boredoms, M.I.A. and Neutral Milk Hotel). Here he delivers a characteristically dayglo remix of the track that relocates it firmly on the dancefloor.
Stream and purchase the tracks on the Takeaway Bandcamp page.
Efterklang One-Sided LP - available for download at last!
Published 5 December 2012 by BWL
Since then, One-Sided LP has only ever been available on vinyl, but we've now decided to release it as a download too. We'll be making the release available through iTunes, etc in January, but for now, you can find it exclusively in our shop as mp3s or wavs.
One song on the record, 'Tu Es Mon Image', features the prolific Danish singer Martin Hall, and was originally available on his 2006 album Facsimile. It's accompanied by two exclusive tracks, which feature contributions by Edda Rún Ólafsdóttir and Hildur Àrsælsdóttir of Amiina.
You may be interested to know that the vinyl LP is still available to purchase direct from Burnt Toast.
In case you haven't heard it yet, we highly recommend Efterklang's latest album, Piramida, one of the few long players from 2012 that we all like!
Support announced for Polar Bear London show + Seb Rochford mixtape
Published 6 December 2012 by BWL
On December 15 Polar Bear will play their first official London show in over a year at Rich Mix. The band will perform a set of new material that will appear on their fifth album, due for release in 2013. Reports from their recent shows in Gateshead and Bristol suggest we're in for a treat!
Last week Seb took control of the Clash DJ mix and delivered a very diverse fifty minutes of music featuring everything from hip hop and grime to shoegaze and jazz.
Jherek Bischoff records session for KEXP
Published 11 December 2012 by BWL
Jherek Bischoff rounded of a jam-packed year with a headline show in his hometown of Seattle last weekend, with a fabulous array of guests. Mirah, Soko and Zac Pennington were in town for the show (all of whom featured on Bischoff's Composed album) as well as special guests Zola Jesus and Jason Webley.
On the eve of the event, Jherek recorded a session with members of his band at Seattle’s KEXP station, including three songs from Composed and a new piece. You can watch the full session below.
volcano! record Daytrotter session
Published 12 December 2012 by BWL
Chicago trio volcano! have recorded a session for influential US music site Daytrotter. The session is available to stream and download now, although you will need to sign up for a trial membership, at least, to hear it. We definitely recommend this as they’ve produced immaculate renditions of tracks from this year's Piñata album.
You can find out more here.
- Polar Bear album reissues
- Polar Bear - Mercury Prize, tour & 6 Music mix
- Wildbirds & Peacedrums – Rhythm album stream
- Matthew Bourne at Leeds International Film Festival
- Melt Yourself Down - That's Life mixtape
- Jamie Cullum champions Polar Bear
- Wildbirds & Peacedrums - Keep Some Hope
- Polar Bear with Jin Jin - Cuckoo
- Polar Bear announce special one-off London show in October
- Jherek Bischoff - Kickstarter campaign
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