Following the recent release of their debut LP So It Goes, which saw acclaim from NPR, The New York Times, Pitchfork and more, Ratking are back today to announce a run of East Coast tour dates. The announcement for these dates comes on the heels of The Fader announcing Ratking as the cover stars for their forthcoming issue and in conjunction with Complex featuring the band in the newest installment of their series The Neighborhood. The Complex piece finds Ratking giving a tour of the Upper West Side and Harlem. Check that out along with The Fader’s cover story and all upcoming Ratking tour dates below.
After two knockout performances at Coachella, and premiering “Paris” as Zane Lowe’s “Hottest Record in the World” on BBC Radio 1, Little Dragon is back to share the third single “Let Go”. “Let Go” is now available as an instant gratification download when the album is pre-ordered on iTunes. Nabuma Rubberband will be in stores on May 13th via Loma Vista Recordings. Check out “Let Go” and upcoming tour dates below.
Death appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show for an interview and a performance on Monday, 4/21. Their third archival album, Death III, was released the following day via Drag City and premiered via NPR First Listen.
Five years after the second life of Death was started with the release of their revelatory 1976 album, For the Whole World to See, Death III slams the door on the vault with a powerful set of songs that bring equal amounts of rock and ethereal soul-searching, in high-fidelity, rich bottomed, studio-grade sound. Alongside songs from 1975, 1976 and 1980,Death III contains two songs from 1992, as the Hackney brothers reconvened nearly a decade after they’d stopped playing together. Death III serves as a companion piece of sorts to the A Band Called Death documentary, tracking the band’s movement from spiritual young rockers to older and wiser, bruised-but-undefeated brothers, in pure musical terms.
Gambles is proud to share the music video for “You Won’t Remind It” which appears on his forthcoming EP entitled I Can’t Keep Still When It Comes To You. The video is focuses on Chris, a homeless man Gambles’ frontman Matthew Daniel Siskin has known for the last three years; in a collaboration with filmmaker Joe Wehner, Chris dons a GoPro camera and the result is insightful, jarring and beautiful. ”For 16 years, Chris has lived between Versace and Vera Wang on Mercer Street. We’ve been friends for the past three; long conversations about his experiences, where he was from, his brother he lost touch with 35 years ago,” explains Siskin. The video functions as a mirror that flips our perspective and makes us aware of how easy it can be to look another man in the face yet erase his presence.
April: U.S. with Jessica Lea Mayfield
04/22 @ Club Café – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
04/23 @ Garrison – Toronto, Ontario
04/24 @ Divan Orange – Montreal, Canada
04/25 @ Middle East Upstairs – Boston, Massachusetts
04/26 @ Rough Trade – Brooklyn, New York
04/28 @ Mercury Lounge – New York, New York
04/29 @ Johnny Brendas – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
04/30 @ Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
May: EU festival and headline dates
05/02 @ Liverpool sound city Festival – Liverpool, UK
05/03 @ Live at Leeds Festival – Leeds, UK
5/4 – Manchester, UK @ The Castle
05/07@ Communion Music Presents Gambles – The Miller – London, UK
05/08 @ The Great Escape Festival – Brighton, UK
05/10 @ London Calling Festival – Amsterdam, NL
05/11 @ Bedroom Disco – Darmstadt, DE
05/16 @ Les Nuits Botanique (Grand Salon) – Brussels, BE
05/17@ L’International – Paris, FR