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Press release: What happened last week (ending May 10th)13 May 2019

HOLLY HERNDONPROTOOUT NOW VIA 4AD
Holly Herndon’s third full-length album PROTO is out today. Previously released tracks include the vocal tour de force of “Frontier,” the skittering beatbox of “Godmother” [featuring Jlin and Spawn], and the euphoric ghostly transmission of “Eternal,” which earned Best New Track from Pitchfork.

PROTO isn’t about A.I., but much of it was created in collaboration with her own A.I. ‘baby’, Spawn. In addition to Spawn, Holly assembled a contemporary ensemble of vocalists, developers, and guest contributors (Jenna Sutela, Jlin, Lily Anna Haynes, Martine Syms) to create a record that encompasses live vocal processing and timeless folk singing, and places an emphasis on alien song craft and new forms of communion.

PROTO makes reference to what Holly refers to as the protocol era, where rapidly surfacing ideological battles over the future of A.I....

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Press release: Beggars Group - what happened last week - ending 5/3 6 May 2019

BIG THIEF – U.F.O.F. OUT NOW
Adrianne Lenker (guitar, vocals), Buck Meek (guitar), Max Oleartchik (bass), and James Krivchenia (drums) have spent the last 4 years on an incessant world tour, winning the devotion of an enthusiastic and rapidly expanding audience. Their first two back-to-back releases, Masterpiece (2016) and Capacity (2017), have been analyzed, wept to, danced to, critically applauded, imitated, hummed idly, and shouted out loud. They have sound-tracked crowded restaurants, difficult conversations, cowboy bars, yoga classes, night drives, and lonely bedrooms.

Their first record for 4AD, U.F.O.F. was recorded in rural western Washington at Bear Creek Studios. In a large cabin-like room, the band set up their gear to track live with engineer Dom Monks and producer Andrew Sarlo, who was also behind their previous albums. Having already lived these songs on tour, they were relaxed and ready to...

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Press release: Beggars Group - what's new - week ending April 12th12 April 2019

ALDOUS HARDING REVEALSFIXTURE PICTUREVIDEO
This week, Aldous Harding shares a new song and video for “Fixture Picture” from her forthcoming third album Designer, out April 26. Co-directed by Aldous Harding and Jack Whiteley, the video’s suspenseful opening scene finds Harding strumming her guitar on the white cliffs of Dover. The pay-off comes later with a dramatic and enigmatic live performance by Harding and her band inspired by Alejandro Jodorowsky.

“Fixture Picture” follows first album single “The Barrel” and its delightfully off-kilter accompanying video, the latter described as “uplifting and beautifully arranged,” by MOJO, with the Guardian saying “her spell remains strong.” Watch “The Barrel” video here.

Aldous Harding’s third album, Designer is released on April 26th and finds the New Zealander hitting her creative stride. After the sleeper success of Party (internationally lauded and crowned Rough Trade...

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