Hey all you Musicbleep fans, we have just finished up at this year's Bumbershoot fest in Seattle and have a TON to report on! From the Decemberists, Neko Case, Greg Laswell to Bob Dylan and even Mary J. Blige! Not only was the Seattle Center full of music and great people watching, there were a ton of art exhibits including the famous FLATWORKS, which was a venue to purchase limited edition prints from shows from anybody's favorite band....and you got to meet the artists!
SO STAY TUNED FOR A FULL REPORT ON THE LIVE PERFORMANCES AND SOME FEATURED POSTER ARTISTS!
Multi-platinum singer-songwriter and Grammy Award nominee KT Tunstall will launch a headlining tour of North America this fall that begins on October 31st in Portland, OR and criss-crosses the country throughout November before culminating in a show in New York City at Terminal 5 on December 1st. New York’s Hurricane Bells will appear as support on all dates, which are listed below. Tickets go on-sale beginning Sept 10th.
The tour will support her brand-new album Tiger Suit, which will be released by Virgin Records on October 5th, 2010. Recorded in January at Berlin’s world-famous Hansa Studios, Tiger Suit heralds the beginning of a new musical adventure for Tunstall. Organic instrumentation is blended with dance-friendly textures, the results of which she has dubbed “Nature Techno” to encapsulate the album’s collision of raw, upfront rootsiness and sleek electronic textures.
KT will perform the album’s first single, “Fade Like A Shadow,” October 5th on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The single was released to all digital retailers on August 10th and is already Top 20 at Triple A radio. Watch the video, directed by Paul Minor, here: http://www.youtube.com/kttunstallofficial#p/a/f/0/yiYx9glnt6M. In addition, Tunstall's performance on NPR’s World Café program will air on Friday, October 1st, a Yahoo! Maximum Performance will run in early October, and a live session for CBS/Last.FM’s Summer Concert Series will be posted on September 9th at http://lastfmdiscover.radio.com/shows/summer-sessions/.
Tiger Suit was produced by Jim Abbiss, known for his work with Arctic Monkeys, Adele, Kasabian, Editors, and many more. Tunstall co-wrote several tracks with A-list songwriter/producers Linda Perry and Greg Kurstin, as well as her long-time collaborators Martin Terefe and Jimmy Hogarth, both of whom contributed to Tunstall’s previous albums, 2007’s Top 10 Drastic Fantastic and its predecessor, 2006’s platinum-seller Eye To The Telescope.
KT Tunstall’s upcoming U.S. tour dates are on sale this weekend:
Oct 31 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
Nov 1 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
Nov2 Seattle, WA The Showbox SODO
Nov 4 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
Nov 5 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
Nov 7 Reno, NV Knitting Factory
Nov 8 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
Nov 11 Los Angeles, CA The Music Box
Nov 12 San Diego, CA House of Blues
Nov 16 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
Nov 18 Minneapolis, MN Epic
Nov 19 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
Nov 21 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
Nov 22 Detroit, MI The Crofoot
Nov 23 Toronto, ON Phoenix Theatre
Nov 25 Montreal, QU Club Soda
Nov 26 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
Nov 27 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Nov 29 Boston, MA House of Blues
Dec 1 New York, NY Terminal 5
Goldfrapp Pinball is a 3D pinball game, which allows you to remix Goldfrapp’s music as you play.
Featuring samples from Goldfrapp's album Head First, a tap of the finger on the iPhone screen powers the ball and sets its path through an imaginary urban environment with towering skyscrapers. As the ball collides with objects different sound samples are triggered, creating a unique remix every time a game is played. You can influence the direction of the ball by tilting the phone and if you're really skilled you can travel on the lightning bolt to earn bonus points. Occasionally clouds float across the screen obscuring the ball and making game-play a little bit harder… but you can clear the clouds with a quick shake of the phone. A global leader board allows you to match your score with other players around the world.
The App was created by Goldfrapp and Corporation Pop.
The band releases their brand new single “Believer” on September 7th through Mute. “Believer” is the latest single to be taken from Head First following the fantastic singles “Rocket” and “Alive”. ‘Believer” comes with a fabulous remix package including mixes by Vince Clarke, Subway, Joris Voorn and Davide Rossi.
Head First is Goldfrapp's most powerful trip to date, a speedy rush of synth optimism, euphoria, fantasy and romance. With life affirming lyrics and stellar production it lifts off at full tilt and takes us on a journey to the heart of 2010 and was described as “A heady delight” by People Magazine.
Directed by Land of Talk regular Joseph Yarmush, the video was filmed at the Ukranian Federation in Montreal’s Mile End and produced by Petros Kolyvas. Using the theme of “Cloak and Cipher” as a springboard, the video evolved over the course of shooting much as the creation of the song itself, incorporating imagery from the songs lyrics which were penned brilliantly by Land of Talk’s Elizabeth Powell.
Laura Burhenn has had a busy year. She released What We Lose In The Fire We Gain in the Flood (Saddle Creek), her acclaimed debut album as The Mynabirds, and opened for everyone from Al Green to Built to Spill. Burhenn and her band also recently stopped by Daytrotter to record a session, which was just posted today. Click HERE to listen to them perform 3 songs off the album plus the new song “Lemon Tree,” which was recorded for the first time. The band is also about to hit the road on a national tour, including dates with Crooked Fingers and David Bazan.
After the break-up of her former band, Georgie James, Burhenn wrote a collection of songs that meditated on the themes of loss and recovery. She recorded the compositions with Richard Swift and the results are the ten tracks on What We Lose. A potent mix of soul, gospel, and country, Burhenn created The Mynabirds’ aesthetic based on how she thought Neil Young would sound doing Motown. Serendipitously, she later found out that Young once collaborated with Rick James for a Motown project under the name The Mynah Birds!
The Mynabirds Fall Tour Dates:
* = w/ David Bazan
& = w/ Crooked Fingers
09/02: Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
09/03: Austin, TX @ The Mohawk&
09/05: Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress&
09/06: San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar&
09/07: Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland&
09/08: San Francisco, CA @ Café Du Nord&
09/10: Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern&
09/11: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios&
09/16: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall*
09/17: Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick*
09/18: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace*
09/19: Montreal, QC @ Il Motore*
09/21: Burlington, VT @ Club Metronome*
09/22: Cambridge, MA @ TT The Bear’s*
09/24: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl*
09/25: Washington DC @ Black Cat*
09/26: Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern*
09/27: Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle*
09/28: Atlanta, GA @ The Earl*
09/29: Nashville, TN @ Exit/In*
10/01: Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits*
10/02: Orlando, FL @ The Social*
10/03: Tallahassee, FL @ The Engine Room*
10/05: Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree*
10/06: New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks*
10/07: Shreveport, LA @ The Collective
Watch The Mynabirds Daytrotter Sessions Now - Click Link!
"Fade Like A Shadow" is the latest music video from singer KT Tunstall. I like this video and this song is pretty catchy. I saw her a little over a month ago at the Hotel Cafe and it was more of an acoustic thing, which I like, but I must say I like the more upbeat KT!