We are very proud to announce that Meg Baird (one of the clear-toned songwriters of Philadelphian sextet Espers) is to release her solo album Dear Companion through Wichita Recordings on 4th July.
It is a deeply personal record that very nearly never existed for public consumption. Made up of a mix of her own original material, cover versions and a selection of traditional numbers, Dear Companion is a collection of songs that are very close to Meg’s heart. “I tucked into this collection of songs as much personal coding and shapes as I could without weighing down the branches too much. I really love these songs and take them very seriously and was just trying to do a really good job with everything I had available at that time. I wanted to make something new and worthwhile, all the while harboring a feeling that all songs have already been written.”
Fans of Espers, and newcomers alike will immediately swoon to the sound of Meg’s uniquely beautiful voice and the pluck or strum of guitar and mountain dulcimer. The passion and feeling in this record is immediately apparent and compulsive.
You can also see Meg perform as part of Espers on their upcoming UK tour:
25 Crawdaddy Dublin
26 Dingwalls London
27 The Lemon Tree Aberdeen
28 Tramway Glasgow
29 Liquid Room Edinburgh
For ticket info please go here.
We had some great radio news this week; The Cribs new single Men’s Needs has just been added to the upfront playlist on XFM and BBC Radio 1. Woohoo!
The single is out on May 14th on Ltd 2 x 7” vinyl, CD Single & Download. You can pre-order it here.
The brothers Jarman will be joining Gigwise this coming Wednesday to discuss anything and everything you wish to ask them.
The chat will start at 4pm (GMT) in the usual home of Gigwise’s Webchat Wednesday’s:
NME are running a competition to give away seven Los Campesinos! goodie bags – head over there to enter!
Simian Mobile Disco have unveiled the track listing for their forthcoming debut album “Attack Decay Sustain Release”.
The album will be released on 18th June 2007.
The full tracklisting is:
01. Sleep Deprivation
02. I Got This Down
03. It’s The Beat
05. Tits & Acid
06. I Believe
We’ve made some banners for It’s The Beat for you to embed on your MySpace / Bebo / Company website.
You can view them by clicking here >>
The Blood Brothers “Set Fire To The Face On Fire” has been nominated for an MVPA Award in the “Best Video Produced for Under $25,000” category. The awards show is
on May 16 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.
You can see the full list of nominees and read more about the MVPA by clicking here.
You can check out the new video for Lazer Life by using these links:
LOW – MEDIUM – HIGH
Or you can watch it on our YouTube channel by clicking here.
The new single from Simian Mobile Disco is out now on CD / 12” / 7” / Download. Each format includes exclusive tracks and remixes.
Use these links to buy it now!
Download from iTunes >>
Buy from HMV >>
Buy from RecordStore >>
The band new official website for Simian Mobile Disco is now live – check it out by clicking here…
The Cribs will release their new album “Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever” on May 21st, LP & CD through Wichita Recordings. In North America it’s released July 10th through Warner Brothers. The album is preceeded by a single “Men’s Needs” out on May 14th on Ltd 2 x 7” vinyl, CD Single & Download.
There’s a UK tour coming too, starting May 21st at Keele University (click here for full tour info) and ending up in Leeds. Tickets go on-sale Friday 23rd March at 9am using this link. Support on all shows (except Nottingham) comes from The Thermals.