SIGUR ROS - KVEIKUR LIVE 360
To celebrate the release of their new album Kveikur, Sigur Rós will play a selection of songs from the record live during a special 360-degree interactive webcast from Dresden, Germany.
During the show, which will be broadcast live on Wednesday June 19th, fans will be able to take control of the 360 cameras that will be placed around the stage, and watch the show from whichever angle they choose.
The webcast will see Sigur Rós performing 5 tracks from Kveikur and will feature a series of firsts. This will be the first time ever Sigur Rós have performed current single ‘Isjaki’ live. It will also be the first time most of these songs have been officially broadcast live in any form, the band previously having performed only the album’s title track in front of the cameras (on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon shows). And of course, it will be the first time fans have had access to this level of viewer interaction during a filmed Sigur Rós live performance.
To engage with this one-off interactive performance, fans should head to www.sigur-ros.co.uk/kveikurlive360 on Wednesday, with the band due to take to the stage at approximately 2:50 pm EDT.
Released this week, Kveikur is Sigur Rós’s first album since signing to XL Recordings worldwide. The album was self-produced by Jón Þór Birgisson, Georg Holm and Orri Páll Dýrason, having become a three piece following the departure of Kjartan Sveinsson last year.
“Kveikur is the big payback; a bracing record of pummelling post-rock, eerie hauntology and concentrated pop splendor, Sigur Rós finally acknowledge their impact by beating all of their acolytes at their own game.” – Pitchfork
“Kveikur has structure and, hello, grit like never before.” – Rolling Stone
“Dark, industrial components bring a fresh edge to the material’s icy beauty…” – USA Today
“This is the album no one anticipated Sigur Rós would make… Kveikur comes as a violent but welcome surprise” – NME
“They sound as out of place as ever, and all the better for it” – Q
Queens Of The Stone Age have added a September 10th gig in Toronto to their touring schedule.
Efterklang - The Piramida Concert - New Album Out Now
When Efterklang premiered their fourth album, Piramida, to a sold out audience at the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra last year, it gave birth to The Piramida Concerts – a special presentation of the record that had been orchestrally arranged by fellow Dane Karsten Fundal and New York composer Missy Mazzoli. They have since performed it this way a further 14 times, including sold out performances at London’s Barbican with the Northern Sinfonia and New York’s Metropolitan Museum concert hall with The Wordless Music Orchestra.
Allowing the band to present a different side to the record, they decided to commit one of the performances to tape. Fittingly they chose the concert they played in their native Copenhagen to be the one. Recorded live at the city’s Royal Academy of Music Concert Hall in October 2012, the end result is this live album, The Piramida Concert.
Over the course of two sold-out nights, Efterklang – plus Peter Broderick, Katinka Fogh Vindelev and Budgie (Siouxsie and The Banshees) – teamed up with the 33-strong Copenhagen Phil orchestra and German conductor André de Ridder to perform Piramida in its entirety. The live performance also included ‘So’, a song written during recording sessions for the album, and ‘Vælv’, a classical piece commissioned by the band and composed by Karsten Fundal.
The Piramida Concert is out now and is available whilst stocks last as a limited edition, deluxe double gatefold vinyl (one black, one white + CD inside), designed by Danish artists Hvass&Hannibal.
‘…Like Clockwork’ In Stores Today / “Live On Letterman” Tomorrow Night
Queens of the Stone Age’s ‘…Like Clockwork’ hits stores across Canada this morning.
On Wednesday and Thursday night (June 5 and 6), you can catch QOTSA on CBS’ The Late Show With David Letterman at 11:30pm (eastern). In addition, on Wednesday night at 9pm (eastern), Queens of the Stone Age will take part in a live webcast for CBS.com’s Live At Letterman. You can watch in real time or On Demand at CBS.com or via VEVO.com.
Global touring starts next week, with European and North American festivals filling the schedule for the summer. Confirmed Canadian dates thus far include:
HOUNDMOUTH PREMIERES FULL ALBUM STREAM OF FIRST LP ON CONAN'S WEBSITE AHEAD OF JUNE 4 RELEASE AND LATE NIGHT TV DEBUT
Ahead of their late night TV debut on Conan June 5, Louisville quartet Houndmouth premiered a full album stream of their first LP, From the Hills Below the City (out 6/4 on Rough Trade), on Conan’s website, Team Coco.com
In addition to more dates with the Alabama Shakes, Houndmouth’s summer includes slots at several major music festivals (Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Outside Lands, Newport Folk, Forecastle, and more), an invite-only LA show the day after their performance on Conan, as well as stops in Montreal and Toronto.
Before the release of their debut album, Houndmouth earned Best-of-SXSW accolades from Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, Paste, and more; were featured on national TV, including NBC Rock Center and Fuse News; and Louisville’s mayor decreed an official “Houndmouth Day” the day of their biggest hometown show to date at the Iroquois Amphitheatre.
HOUNDMOUTH TOUR DATES:
June 20th – Toronto, ON
Echo Beach (w/ Alabama Shakes and Jonny Fritz)
June 27th - Montreal, QC Divan Orange
June 28th – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison