The Happening: w/e 17th July

Quick updates from Arcade Fire, Pere Ubu, Dave Davies and more.

Arcade Fire release their first feature film, The Reflektor Tapes, to cinemas from September 24th for a limited time only. Directed by 2013 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Short Films winner Kahlil Joseph, the films gives a behind-the-scenes insight into the making of the Reflektor album and the supporting live events.

The Reflektor Tapes: First Look Trailer from Arcade Fire on Vimeo.

Pere Ubu have scheduled a new, remastered box set of four back catalogue titles:  The Modern Dance (1978), Dub Housing (1978), The Hearpen Singles (1975-1977) and Manhattan (Recorded live at Max’s Kansas City 1977) .

Working from the original 2-track analogue mix tapes, Paul Hamann at Suma has transferred to digital at a resolution at least four times the resolution of CD audio. The tracks were then re-mastered by Brian Pyle.

‘Elitism For The People 1975 – 1978’ will be available from 21st August via Fire Records.

A green vinyl edition of The Sugarcubes‘ debut album Life’s Too Good is being made available by One Little Indian on 14th August.

Dave Davies will play London’s Islington Assembly Hall on Friday 18th December 2015. He’ll be performing solo material as well as tracks from The Kinks’ catalogue. He will be joined by on stage by Jonathan Lea (guitar), Tom Currier (bass) and Dennis Diken of The Smithereens on drums.

Drenge join Wolf Alice for their September UK dates. They play:

16 – Bristol Academy
17 – Birmingham Institute
19 – Glasgow ABC
21 – Newcastle University
22 – Sheffield Plug
23 – Southampton Guildhall
25 – Manchester Albert Hall
26 – London Brixton Academy

Darwin Deez releases Double Down via Lucky Number on 18th September. The eleven track album sees Deez go “back to my same influences of Thriller, Dismemberment Plan, and Andre 3000 and I came out sounding more like myself than ever before.”  He plays a series of UK dates in October. See for more information.


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