Posts Tagged ‘4AD’
NY indie rock band The Lemon Twigs at its core is brothers Brian and Michael D’Addario. The band’s debut record Do Hollywood came out last year and each brother wrote five songs on the record. When you see them play live, the brothers switch instruments, so they can sing the songs each wrote. Although young–the youngest D’Addario is still a teenager–the brothers have been immersed in music since they were born. Their father is a professional musician and their mother is a lifelong music fan.
Do Hollywood got started after the brothers sent Jonathan Rado, frontman of California indie rock band Foxygen, some demos over Twitter. Before they knew it, the band was signed to legendary label 4AD (home of SOHN, Deerhunter, Future Islands, The National, among others) and working with Rado on what would become Do Hollywood.
I got to hang out with the brothers the last time they were in town. Do the brothers really fight a lot? What was it like working with Jonathan Rado from Foxygen? What are the details behind the secret debut record that the D’Addario brothers have disavowed? Which legendary musician’s career would each brother like to have? You’ll have to listen to find out. (Also check out the extended version of my chat with the D’Addario brothers below for more fun with The Lemon Twigs!)
My hang sesh with The Lemon Twigs turned out to be so fun, there was a lot of talk I couldn’t fit into the radio version of the show. In the extended version of the show, I talk with the brothers about growing up in a musical family, two more songs from the Do Hollywood record (“Hi+Lo” and “As Long As We’re Together”) and the other secrets the brothers are hiding. Listen to our chat!
Tracks played on the extended version of the interview…
1) The Lemon Twigs, Do Hollywood (2016) “These Words” (mp3)
2) Foxygen, …And Star Power (2014) “Brooklyn Police Station” (background)
3) The Lemon Twigs, Do Hollywood (2016) “Baby, Baby” (partial)
4) The Lemon Twigs, Do Hollywood (2016) “I Wanna Prove To You”
5) The Lemon Twigs, Do Hollywood (2016) “As Long As We’re Together”
6) The Lemon Twigs, What We Know (2014) “The Corners I Was Locked Behind (When I Was There)”
7) The Lemon Twigs, Do Hollywood (2016) “Hi+Lo”
8) The Lemon Twigs, Do Hollywood (2016) “Haroomata”
NO songs CANCON
I hung out with post-punk band Merchandise in the parking lot behind Vancouver Main Street landmark Red Cat Records. It was a windy fall day so we took refuge at a staircase behind the store. The band singer Carson Cox did most of the talking as his bandmates shivered in the cold.
What is Carson Cox‘s favorite show tune? Why is DJing better than being in a band? What kind of trouble did the band run into at the border? Why are punk classics spiritual? Which song will Carson play when he wants to clear a room while DJing? Does Carson keep an actual list of his enemies? Listen to our chat for all the answers and more.
Tracks played on this show…
1) Merchandise, After the End (2014) “Enemy”
2) Dicky Doo & the Don’ts “Nee Nee Na Na Na Na Nu” single (1958) (background)
3) Merchandise, After the End (2014) “Telephone”
4) Chicago Jazz Orchestra with Cyrille Aimée, Burstin’ Out (2013) “Cheek to Cheek” (background)
5) Merchandise, Children of Desire (2012) “Time” (mp3)
6) Merchandise, After the End (2014) “Green Lady” (mp3)
NO songs CANCON
You can also listen to the uncensored version of our hang sesh.
After the release of “The Wheel” in 2012, London’s SOHN spread like wildfire through the internet and within less than a year he was releasing his debut full length record Tremors on 4AD and reportedly writing songs with Lana Del Rey, BANKS and Rhye.
Christopher Taylor, the man known as SOHN, was as sick as a dog when I met him on his luxurious tour bus. (You can hear him coughing throughout the interview.) Despite both of us being a bit under the weather, we had a marvelous chat. I find out all about the origin of his stage name (and just how to pronounce it), dealing with sudden internet fame, writing songs with BANKS and how the King of Pop was tricky. Listen!
SOHN “Lessons” SOHN calls this track a “marauding monster.” Why? You’ll have to listen to the interview.
SOHN “The Wheel” At the end of our chat, SOHN tells me how this song started his wild rollercoaster ride.
SOHN is at The Imperial tonight (Wednesday, November 19, 2014–Doors: 8:00 PM / Show: 9:30 PM) with special guests Wet. See you there!
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SpaceGhostPurrp has everything you could possible need to prosper in this cut-throat industry; he’s smart, talented, and extremely good looking. While he spent the majority of 2012 blowing up Hype Machine with his various mixtapes and collaborations with the with ASAP Mob, he’s gearing up for his debut commercial release on June 12 via 4AD.
Before this momentous occasion, the young rap prodigy will be hitting up Fortune Sound Club to give Vancouverites a taste of what’s to come. It all goes down on Tuesday, April 9 with special guests Rico Uno and Genie, as well as Cherchez La Femme. $15 advanced tickets are on sale now and you can purchase them online via ticketzone.
For a chance to win two free tickets, email winnieguestlist(@)gmail.com with your name by April 5 at 5:00pm. Please use “SpaceGhostPurrp” in the subject line. You must be attending the Facebook event page to qualify.
posted by @clarkbs