Looks like I’ll be running some more contests on the blog in the coming weeks, as Live Nation has a slew of great shows coming up in Toronto. For instance, got plans on Wednesday, May 29th? I would hope you’d be heading to the Rivoli to see Nightbox, who are gearing up to their 2013 debut album. Head to their website to see previews of the album and put “Burning” back on your long-weekend playlist. Oh, and enter this contest to get in.
J.D. ORIGINALS PRESENTS NIGHTBOX
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013
THE RIVOLI – TORONTO
Doors: 8:00PM Show: 9:00PM
Courtesy of Live Nation, I’ve got one pair of tickets to give away for the show. There are two ways to enter. Either email me at chris AT indiemusicfilter.com with “NIGHTBOX” in the subject line with your full name in the body.
Or, RT my tweet about the contest. Each way enters your name into the draw. Also, this is a 19+ show.Deadline is Tuesday, May 28th at noon (EST). I’ll notify the winner that day.
I’m loving this new song “Forever” from Julianna Barwick, off her upcoming album Nepenthe (out August 20 via Dead Oceans). Take a listen below in her album trailer below.
Nepenthe is Julianna’s third full-length album, which was recorded in Reykjavík, Iceland, in the dark cold days of February. In ancient Greek literature, nepenthe was a magic drug of forgetfulness used to wipe out grief and sorrow. The title suggested itself to Julianna, who experienced a death in her own family in the middle of making the record, but it also refers to the music consoling her during the isolation she was going through – on her own, in a foreign country with a terrible internet connection – during the sessions. Nepenthe‘s heady potion is about moving forward, finding a way through difficult times – of retaining a feeling of hope.
The record was produced and engineered by Alex Somers (musician/producer of Sigur Rós, Jónsi, Jónsi & Alex) with crucial contributions from string ensemble Amiina, guitarist Róbert Sturla Reynisson from múm, and a choir of teenage girls.
Nepenthe is intimate without being introspective. Instead it’s a radiant array of light-dappled choral works, drawing a powerful sense of hope from the depths of despair.
Josef Salvat‘s latest video for the lush and sultry song “Hustler” nudges its way passed other band offerings today, as its new set of visuals drape themselves comfortably over an already rich and moody sound. Carry on Salvat-ing by streaming the brilliant remix of his previously released track ‘This Life’ here too.
Here is ‘Waste of Time’, by MØ, a new single that I would call anything but what the title suggests. The Danish artist just signed to RCA Victor/Chess Club Records and promised to release her debut album soon. Karen Marie Ørsted will be playing around Europe all Summer, so if you’re around don’t think twice – the lady is incredible on stage.
Great day for new music. Here’s the latest from The Dodos, from their new album “Carrier” (out August 27), the follow-up to 2011′s No Color. The track is called “Confidence” and will be released as a digital single on May 21. The album was heavily influenced by the death of Christopher Reimer, who joined the band in 2011. He was an inspiration to the band that led them to exploring more tones and sounds when writing the songs on “Carrier”.