Richmond, VA-based songwriter Lucy Dacus is the latest addition to the renowned Matador Records roster. The 21-year-old’s critically acclaimed debut album, No Burden, which was released earlier this year, is out now digitally, with a re-pressing of CD and LP formats coming on September 9 via Matador / Remote Control.
For a behind-the-scenes look at Lucy’s life on the road, which includes recent headlining shows, SXSW, and dates with Daughter and Julien Baker, a new video set to “I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore.”
Lucy Dacus’s No Burden is full of surprises—sharp lyrical observations, playful turns of musical phrase, hooks that’ll embed themselves in your frontal lobe for days. But the most surprising thing about this album might be the fact that it’s a debut; it has a keen sense of self about it, and it nearly glows from the self-possession held by the woman at its core.
The 21-year-old Dacus grew up in Richmond; she was adopted at a young age, an experience that informed her curious, openhearted songwriting. “When my parents were explaining what adoption was—which was very early on in my childhood—they always said that my birthmother thought I was worthwhile even though she couldn’t be my mom,” she says. “And so from essentially infancy, I was taught that life was innately worthwhile because a bunch of people had worked together to set me up with one.”
Dot Dash & Remote Control Records are incredibly excited to announce the newest signing to join our roster of Australian artists enigmatic songwriter Gabriella Cohen. Gabriella joins the growing Dot Dash family which currently consists of Methyl Ethel, Pearls, Teeth & Tongue, Sunbeam Sound Machine, Banoffee, Sui Zhen, Client Liaison, Milwaukee Banks, friendships and many others.
Cohen released her debut album Full Closure and No Details via her own DIY independent record label Dirty Power Studios with the help of her longtime collaborator Kate Dillon (Full Flower Moon Band) in March this year. The album has been quick to receive praise from Rolling Stone, NME and featured as Album Of The Week by Triple RRR in Melbourne.
A recent arrival to the Melbourne music scene after relocating from Brisbane at the end of 2015, Cohen has quickly established herself as a brooding storm dressed in silk, gaining well-deserved attention with her vivacious live shows that make audiences stop and listen.
Full Closure and No Details is available digitally in Australia & New Zealand today via Dot Dash / Remote Control Records and will receive a full re-release in North America under Dot Dash’s newly formed partnership with Brooklyn based label Captured Tracks.
Teeth & Tongue are incredibly excited to share their belter of a new single ‘Dianne’.
‘Dianne’ is the first single lifted from the band’s forthcoming LP Give Up On Your Health which is set to be released in September 2016 via Dot Dash / Remote Control Records worldwide excluding North America where it will be release via Dot Dash / Captured Tracks.
Propelled by relentless synth bass and hyperactive Farfisa keyboard mashing, ‘Dianne,’ in essence, is a song about being a teenager and experiencing bad shit: you’re too old to not notice it happening but too young to anything about it. Musically though, ‘Dianne’ and its accompanying video is all bed-jumping, hair-brush-singing, Fruit-Loops-eating abandon. In celebration of the new single Teeth & Tongue will play a very special single launch show at the Northcote Social Club on Friday the 1st of July supported by the amazing Sui Zhen & Karli White.
Teeth & Tongue, the music project of Jess Cornelius, has evolved into a five-piece live band using sampled drums, live guitars and walls of layered vocals, and weaves together unlikely combinations of dance, post-punk, garage, RnB, folk, disco and pop.
Sigur Rós’s 24-hour Icelandic Route One journey has culminated with the release of the band’s first new music since 2013’s Kveikur album, new single ‘Óveður’.
The original, song-form version of ‘Óveður’, is accompanied by a new video by Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund, shot in the small town of Grindavík on the Reykjanes peninsular. The video features Icelandic choreographer Erna Ómarsdóttir, as well as cameos from the band. Watch the video via the image below.
A Moon Shaped Pool, the new album from Radiohead, is released today on CD & vinyl via XL Recordings / Remote Control Records.
Live From: A Moon Shaped Pool is happening at various indie record stores in NSW, ACT, VIC & QLD today. The event will include a selection of live tracks taken from last months Roundhouse shows in London plus a curated playlist of favourites from the band. For participating stores please visit http://www.amoonshapedpool.com/livefrom/
“We’ve gotta let go of all of our ghosts, we both know we ain’t kids no more” sings Adeleon ‘SendMyLove (To Your New Lover)’. The video, directed by Patrick Daughters (Feist, Muse, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), takes the idea of ghosts figuratively and layers those ghosts around Adele to give the video a hauntingly beautiful effect.
“Ghosts in this case are versions of ourselves that remain stuck at particular point in the past.” Explains Daughters. “So when Adele sings about letting go of all of our ghosts, I picture other versions of her that are in a different place than where she is now.”
Debuted worldwide on the live broadcast of the 2016 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday 22nd May in Las Vegas, as well as online moments ago via Vevo, the video is the latest single to be taken from the acclaimed album 25.
Send My Love (To Your New Lover),’ the new single from Adele’s latest album 25, is available via digital services worldwide. ‘Send My Love (To Your New Lover),’ was co-written with and produced by Max Martin & Shellback.
The video for ‘Send My Love (To Your New Lover)’ will debut worldwide on the live broadcast of 2016 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday 22 May, as well as online via Vevo. Australian viewers can watch the Billboard Awards on Foxtel’s [V] Hits from 10AM AEST Monday 23rd May. The video was shot in London and directed by Patrick Daughters (Feist, Muse, Yeah Yeah Yeahs).