JUANA MOLINA: new video, tours, back-catalogue reissue

JUANA MOLINA: new video, tours, back-catalogue reissue

To follow up on the release of her acclaimed new album, Juana Molina is releasing a second music video, and is doing an extensive series of shows this Spring & Summer

Directed by Argentine filmmaker/artist Dr Sepian, the new video was shot in Tierra de Fuego, at the southernmost tip of the South American continent. It's inspired by the Hain initiation ceremonies which used to be performed by the Shelknam people, who were among the original inhabitants of Patagonia. Young men on the verge of puberty were sent out alone in the forest, and had to perform a series of tasks (such as hunting, or fighting demons of the forest) before being considered as grown men and allowed to come back to the fold of the tribe.

Filmed in breathtaking landscapes, this story of magic and rituals works as a perfectly apt visual illustration for a track which was described by Pitchfork as A twisting, live wire of a song that takes the listener's attention hostage and runs off into the woods… and by SPIN Magazine as being eerie, hypnotic, and building to increasingly haunting heights…

Juana Molina is closing her 3-week US tour with an L.A. show on April 27, and will soon be embarking on a long European tour from May to August, which will include appearances at festivals such as Nuits Botanique in Brussels, Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Villette Sonique in Paris, Roskilde (DK), Pohoda (SK), SummerStage in New York, Rock al Parque in Bogota (Colombia), Nuits de Fourvière in Lyon (opening for Damon Albarn),  End Of The Road (UK), as well as  shows in London, Amsterdam, Cologne, Frankfurt,  and many more to be announced soon. Tour details here

Meanwhile, Crammed Discs are delighted to announce the digital reissue of Juana Molina's four previous albums, Segundo (originally released in 2000), Tres Cosas (2002), Son (2006) and Un Día (2008), which are now available again through all main digital stores worldwide, as well as on Crammed's online store.

"Hudson", the first video from the new album by Amatorski "from clay to figures"

is premiered by Les Inrockuptibles in France, Noisey/Vice in The Netherlands and Nothing But Hope And Passion in Germany.

Amatorski have associated with renowned, London-based Belgian artists Gus & Stella, who worked to create the visual environment for the album including artwork, a short film documenting the recordings, and the first music video, "Hudson"

The video, an elegant and delicate mix of films, pictures and collages, was shot during Amatorski’s Spanish tour last December. 

Amatorski’s new album "from clay to figures"  came out on April 14 on CD and double vinyl LP (limited edition incl. download codes) on Crammed Discs.

Amatorski announce a special guest slot with Girls in Hawaii and release a teaser for their upcoming album !

Amatorski announce a special guest slot with Girls in Hawaii and release a teaser for their upcoming album !

Their new album 'from clay to figures' is scheduled for release in April. Watch the teaser here

Here are their upcoming dates featuring two sold out concerts with Girls in Hawaii.

30/01/2014 BE Namur Theatre de Namur SUPPORT FOR GIRLS IN HAWAII
05/02/2014 BE Mons Le Manege SUPPORT FOR GIRLS IN HAWAII
28/02/2014 CH Basel Bscene Festival

18/04/2014 BE Brugge More Music Festival  

24/04/2014 DE Berlin Kantine am Berghain

25/04/2014 DE Hamburg Turmzimmer

19/05/2014 GB London The Old Blue Last

20/05/2014 NL Amsterdam Paradiso

21/05/2014 BE Brussels Botanique

YASMINE HAMDAN to play special screenings of Jim Jarmusch's new film

YASMINE HAMDAN to play special screenings of Jim Jarmusch's new film

Yasmine and other musicians from the "Only Lovers Left Alive" soundtrack to perform at launch parties.

To launch the new Jim Jarmusch film "Only Lovers Left Alive" (starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston) two special events will take place in Cologne and Berlin, at which the film screening will be followed by a live show by artists who wrote and recorded music for the film's soundtrack, including YASMINE HAMDAN, Zola Jesus, Jim Jarmusch's band, SQÜRL, White Hills and Jozef Van Wissem.

The first event in Cologne takes place with screenings at Cinenova/Off Broadway followed by a live show at Herbrands  on December 10th.
The second event in Berlin takes place with screenings at Kino International and Filmtheater am Friedrichshain followed by a live show at Tresor on December 12th.

Both events are put together by ATP and Cinema Paradiso.

Tickets for the events are €27.50 and are available here. Both shows are 18+ only. Please bring sunglasses and gloves.

P.S. Yasmine appears onscreen in the film, singing her song "HAL" (which is featured in her debut solo album "Ya Nass").


Amatorski "Impatience" limited-edition DVD

The classiest & most delicate Belgian band around lifts the veil on a wilder side of its music with a limited-edition DVD of a special performance inspired by an experimental movie from 1928.

During Winter 2011/2012, Amatorski created a special live show for which they wrote original music to accompany "Impatience", the film directed in 1928 by Charles Dekeukeleire, an unsung hero of early experimental cinema.

Influenced by the ideas of Futurist and Dadaist artists, Dekeukeleire wanted to create 'pure cinema'. He was only 23 when he directed "Impatience", his second film, which some international film historians place on the same level as Luis Buñuel's Un chien andalou. The film is built around four series of images: 'a motorbike, a woman, a mountain and abstract blocks'. There is no linear storyline, yet the treatment and combination of the elements (human, machine, nature, speed, shapes) is eerily poetic and echoes the works of modernist painters, musicians and writers of that period.

Amatorski wrote a magnificent new soundtrack for the film, a continuous, 36-minute piece which includes abstract sonic textures as well as soaring, enchanting melodies. The show (which was performed on a 30-date theatre tour) consisted of a screening of the movie with a simultaneous live performance of the soundtrack.

Amatorski are now delighted to release "Impatience", a great final stage to round off what has already been an amazing year 2013, which saw the international release of their debut album "TBC", the launch of their award-winning interactive online project "Deleting Borders", the release of a remix album ("re:tbc"), and a series of shows around Europe which garnered them an increasing number of devoted followers.

This limited-edition DVD, includes:

1. Amatorski's live performance of the soundtrack at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels

2. The original 1928 film, accompanied by the soundtrack

3. A coupon with a unique code for downloading the audio soundtrack

JUANA MOLINA : New album, limited 2LP, European Dates

JUANA MOLINA : New album, limited 2LP, European Dates

The bewitching JUANA MOLINA is back with "Wed 21", a terrific album, in which all the various threads she's previously explored are masterfully woven together with new elements to create a mischievous, playful, joyous series of songs, brimming with surprises.

On October 28th, we're releasing "WED 21", the new recording by Juana Molina, in three formats: CD, digital download, and as a special, limited edition vinyl 2 LP (only 500 copies pressed worldwide!)

We invite you to order yours here.

Here are some of the first press reactions:

The 1st single, "Eras", was named "Best New Track" by Pitchfork
A twisting, live wire of a song that takes the listener's attention hostage and runs off into the woods (Pitchfork)
Eerie, hypnotic, building to increasingly haunting heights (Spin)
This might be her best work yet. Good to have her back (Mixmag, UK)
Juana Molina has stepped beyond the boundary of self to become the presiding authority for a genre (Arts Desk, UK)
On an evolutionary journey of her own devising…Transportative, like a fantastic fable…like all good storytellers, Molina's gift is in the delivery  (Pitchfork)
... It's as if extra-terrestrials have had a bash at making contemporary Earthling pop music but didn't quite nail it.And in this instance that's a charming if slightly sinister thing. (The Independent, UK)
In perfect Juana Molina form  (NPR First Listen)

More info on Juana Molina and "Wed 21" here.

Juana launches her World tour in Paris the 26th of October,

The first excerpt from CIBELLE's new album!!

The first excerpt from CIBELLE's new album!!

∆UNBINDING∆ will be an excursion in retrofuturist dance music

As imaginative and unpredictable as always, Cibelle pairs up with mysterious UK producer Klose for her 4th album, in which she journeys back to her electronic roots for a fascinating excursion in retrofuturist dance music, orbiting somewhere between mutant R'n'B Garage pop and an as-yet-unheard-of strain of abstract electronica overflowing with hooks.

Entitled ∆UNBINDING∆, the album drops on September 30th.

Listen to BREATHIN and watch this video, concocted by none other than Cibelle's avatar.


New SKIP&DIE "Riots In The Jungle" Special Edition 2LP & 2CD release

We here at Crammed Discs can't get enough of SKIP&DIE their infectious beats & amazing live concerts... So, to help you in your search for more, we present a special re-release of their epic debut album: "RIOTS IN THE JUNGLE"

This unique collection has been pressed in two versions: Version 1: A special, limited-edition gatefold double vinyl LP - (Only 300 available)

LP 1 is pressed on opaque cannabis-colored vinyl,
and LP 2 is a lavender vinyl riot.
Each cover is individually numbered in gold.
This double album features three songs not included on the first pressing:
two tracks from their 1st single "Muti Murder" & "Get Your Braai On" (two highlights from their live set)
and the previously uneleased "Zumzuma".

Version 2: A new double CD jewel box

In addition to newly redesigned graphics on the "Riots In the Jungle" CD face,
this version has a second disc ("Bonus Riots") featuring the three bonus songs from the double LP
and three music videos in HD: "Love Jihad", "Jungle Riot", & "Anti-Capitalista".

These two versions are available now for pre-order
before their release date of the 24th of June.
Reserve your copy now before they are all sold out !

And don't forget to check out their amazing live show at a venue near you:

15/06 ES Barcelona : Sonar
16/06 NL Rotterdam : Rotterdam Unlimited
20/06 FR Villeurbanne : Les Invites De Villeurbanne
21/06 DE Duisburg : Traumzeit Festival
22/06 FR Audincourt : Rencontres Et Racines
27/06 NL Amsterdam : Red Bull Soundclash, Melkweg
28/06 FR Paris : Solidays
29/06 FR Marmande : Garorock
30/06 NL Den Haag : Parkpop Festival
11/07 BE Liège : Les Ardentes
12/07 SK Trencin: Pohoda Festival
13/07 NL Utrecht : Cross Culture festival
14/07 FR Montmartin-Sur-Mer : Chauffer dans la Noirceur
17/07 ES Huesca : Pirineos Sur
19/07 ES Murcia : La Mar De Mùsicas
21/07 FR Carhaix : Vieilles Charrues
25/07 CH Nyon : Paleo Festival
26/07 BE Gent : Vooruit - 10 Days Off
27/07 PT Sines : FMM Sines
31/07 ES Burriana : Arenal Sound
02/08 FR Aulnoye Aymeries : Festival Les Nuits Secretes
03/08 FR Saint-Nazaire : Les Escales
04/08 BE Floreffe : Esperanzah
09/08 HU Budapest : Sziget Festival
10/08 NL Wateringen : Waterpop
11/08 FR Paimpol : Festival de Paimpol
16/08 DE Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg : MS Dockville
17/08 DE Bremen : Funkhaus
23/08 GB Northamptonshire : Shambala Festival
24/08 NL Haarlemmermeer : Misteryland
30/08 IE Stradbally, Co. Laois : Electric Picnic
31/08 GB Jersey : Jersey Live festival
01/09 GB Jersey : Jersey Live festival
13/09 RU St Petersburg : EthnoMechanica
14/09 RU Moscow : Gorky Park
MAÏA VIDAL makes a

MAÏA VIDAL makes a "Big Shift" with her new video and Summer concert series

See the impressive new video from "Spaces", the second album by the rising young French-American artist.

The album's lyrical themes, revolving around the ideas of movement and change, are encapsulated in this song, "The Big Shift".

This music video, directed by Joana Colomar (director of Maïa Vidal's "Follow Me" music video) and Pablo Maestres (nominated for this year's Young Directors Awards), is a metaphoric exercise depicting the need for a radical change: a sleeping world awakes, and a new order gradually emerges. Mountains rising at the singer's will, a group of dancers opening up as if they were a flower: these all become symbolic instruments in this beautiful voyage, during which the hidden becomes revealed, the new supersedes the old.

Be a part of the excitement at one of Maïa's upcoming Summer concerts

22/06 BE Charleroi Eden - Fête de la Musique
24/06 ES Banyoles Festival de la Veu
06/07 ES Barcelona Festival Cruilla
12/07 SK Trencin Pohoda Festival
03/08 CZ Prague Sazava Festival
07/09 NL Vlieland Into the Great Wide Open
13/09 RO Timisoara Plai Festival
14/09 RO Timisoara Plai Festival
15/09 RO Timisoara Plai Festival

For tickets and more up to date information visit this link.

CRAMMED DISCS Mini-Festival à Paris

CRAMMED DISCS Mini-Festival à Paris

6 juin, 20h : MAÏA VIDAL ///////// 7 juin, 19h30 : AMATORSKI puis YASMINE HAMDAN (feat. Marc Collin de Nouvelle Vague)

Deux soirées pour découvrir les nouvelles pépites Crammed...

06/06 20h @ La Boule Noire, 118 Bd Rochechouart, 75018

Nouvel album: "Spaces"
La jeune franco-américaine est une magicienne (Les Inrocks),
une vagabonde céleste,  dont la musique étrangement onirique (Vibrations)
évoque à la fois Camille, Feist et Regina Spektor  (Buzz, UK)

07/06 19h30 @ La Boule Noire, 118 Bd Rochechouart, 75018

Album disponible: "TBC"
Le meilleur groupe belge du moment (The Guardian, UK)
Voix magnétique… hymnes ensorceleurs… une classe folle (Les Inrocks)
On songe à Björk, Sigur Ros, Portishead… (Télérama)
Album disponible: "Ya Nass"
Avant de la voir chanter dans le nouveau film de Jim Jarmusch,
découvrez l'envoûtante icône de la musique underground moyen-orientale,
ses mélodies sensuelles (Vibrations) et sa folk-pop ondoyante (Les Inrocks)

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