The Pains of Being Pure of Heart release The Echo of Pleasure on 14th July via the band’s own Painbow label. A limited edition (500 copies) gold metallic vinyl with gold foil stamped packaging is available to pre-order exclusively from the band’s website.
They play a number of UK dates during May and June:
Wednesday, May 24 — Bristol, UK — Thekla
Thursday, May 25 — Manchester, UK — Night & Day Café
Saturday, May 27 — Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK — Think Tank?
Sunday, May 28 — Glasgow, UK — Stereo
Monday, May 29 — Leeds, UK — Brudenell
Tuesday, May 30 — London, UK — Oslo Hackney
Thursday, June 1 — Leicester, UK — The Cookie
Friday, June 2 – Wolverhampton, UK — Newhampton Arts Centre
Saturday, June 3 — Oxford, UK — The Cellar
The Dears have announced a number of October tour dates, their first in the UK and Ireland for six years.
5th Oxford Academy 2
6th Brighton The Haunt
7th London Oslo
9th Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
10th Manchester Deaf Institute
11th Newcastle Academy 2
12th Glasgow King Tuts
13th Liverpool Academy 2
15th Dublin Grand Social
16th Belfast Empire Music Hall
They release Times Infinity Volume Two on 14th July via Dangerbird Records.
Fake Laugh has confirmed details of his debut album. The self-titled record will be released on 28th July via Headcount Records. Hear the album opener below.
Cristobal and the Sea have their new album Exitoca set for release on 22nd September via City Slang. The play London’s Moth CLub on 17th November in support.
Japanese multi-instrumentalist and producer Cornelius (aka Keigo Oyamada) returns with his sixth studio album Mellow Waves, due on 21 July. Mixing eastern avant-electronica and krautrock with jazz and bossa nova, this will be Cornelius’ first full-length release since 2006’s Sensuous.
Toronto’s Broken Social Scene release their first album in seven years, Hug Of Thunder, out 7th July via on City Slang. Produced by Joe Chiccarelli and mixed by Shawn Everett, Hug Of Thunder includes contributions from all fifteen original members of the band. A limited edition vinyl version of the record is also available for pre-order. It’s available in clear vinyl, 140g double-LP, gatefold jacket (matte UV), printed vinyl sleeves (matte UV), and a 28 page booklet with stitched spine affixed to jacket. Artwork layout and design for the vinyl were done by two-time JUNO Award-winner (and BSS drummer) Justin Peroff and kimikimo. The LP also includes the vinyl-only bonus track “Old Dead Young.”
The Charlatans play:
29.11 – ROCK CITY, NOTTINGHAM
30.11 – O2 ACADEMY, SHEFFIELD
01.12 – CIVIC HALL, WOLVERHAMPTON
02.12 – O2 APOLLO, MANCHESTER
o4.12 – O2 ACADEMY 1, GLASGOW
05.12 – O2 ACADEMY 1, NEWCASTLE
07.12 – O2 ACADEMY, LEEDS
08.12 – UNIVERSITY GREAT HALL, CARDIFF
09.12 – O2 ACADEMY BRIXTON, LONDON
10.12 – DUBLIN ACADEMY
11.12 – LIMELIGHT, BELFAST
… in support of forthcoming album Different Days (26th May).