JACQUES GREENE SHARES FINAL PRE-RELEASE SINGLE “LET GO”

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NEW ALBUM, DAWN CHORUS, OUT THIS FRIDAY VIA ARTS & CRAFTS

PERFORMANCE DATES BEGIN OCTOBER 17

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“If this isn't Jacques Greene's magnum opus, we'll be very curious to hear what is.” — Exclaim!

“It’s Jacques Greene operating on an entirely new level — his fullest and glossiest work to date, from the rapturous opening track ‘Serenity’ to the outward expanse of ‘Stars.’” — The FADER

“Spacious and atmospheric, the emotive track is built around its titular vocal sample which twists and turns on a bed of breakbeats, fading in and out like a dream interrupted.” — Billboard, on “Do It Without You”

“Known for his genre-defying experimentation, Greene has maintained himself as one of the most riveting artists to come out of the underground dance music community...” — Hypebeast

“It’s built from a sample of THP Orchestra’s ‘Too Hot For Love’ and feels like being immersed in a percussive disco dream.” — Stereogum, on “For Love”

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Jacques Greene today presents “Let Go”, the final pre-release single from Dawn Chorus, his forthcoming album out this Friday via Arts & Crafts. “Let Go” follows “For Love”, “a modern disco bop for the dumpster-fire generation” (Vulture), and lead single/video “Do It Without You”, as well as early single “Night Service” (Feat. Cadence Weapon). “Let Go” features vocals and lyrics by Rochelle Jordan, with music composed by Greene and Travis Stewart. 

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Greene approached the making of Dawn Chorus as if he were a band. While samples played a big part in his early output, his creative process for Dawn Chorus revolved around recording a stellar cast of musicians, arranging new parts. As a result, it’s his most collaborative project to date, featuring additional production and instrumentation from film composer Brian Reitzell (Lost In Translation), cello by London’s Oliver Coates, additional production from Clams Casino and original vocal contributions from ambient artist Julianna Barwick, rapper Cadence Weapon and singer Ebhoni, all sampled, processed and stitched back into the album. 

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To craft the sound of the record, he thought about the artists he held dear and researched the gear they used as a means of being in dialogue with their emotional tenor. Some of the gear he sourced included the delay that My Bloody Valentine was renowned for, as well as a compressor used by French Touch producers Alan Braxe and Fred Falke. Working with mix engineer Joel Ford (of Ford & Lopatin), he created a rule book for the album’s sonics that saw each part, from the drums to the pads, be processed in a specific way, through guitar pedals and outboard equipment.

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Surrounding the release of Dawn Chorus, Greene will play select shows in Europe and the UK before returning to North America. All dates can be found below and tickets are on sale now.  

TOUR DATES
Oct. 17 - Berlin, DE @ Burg Schnabel
Oct. 18 - London, UK @ St. Pancras Old Church - SOLD OUT
Oct. 18 - Manchester, UK @ Warehouse Project (DJ set) (late show)
Oct. 19 - London, UK @ Five Miles (DJ set)
Oct. 23 - Brooklyn, NY @ National Sawdust
Oct. 25 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Oct. 26 - Montreal, QC @ Ausgang

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DAWN CHORUS TRACKLIST
1. Serenity 
2. Drop Location
3. Do It Without You
4. Night Service
5. Sel
6. Let Go
7. For Love
8. Sibling
9. Whenever
10. Understand
11. Distance
12. Stars

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ADA LEA SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR “180 DAYS

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ADA LEA’S DEBUT ALBUM WHAT WE SAY IN PRIVATE OUT NOW NEXT DOOR RECORDS

“The Montreal singer-songwriter’s debut album uses heartbreak as the springboard for an innovative brand of indie rock that’s both fiery and introspective.”  - Pitchfork

“While the Montreal songwriter’s debut is as open and vulnerable as a diary entry, it’s not messy—it's careful and intentional." - VICE, 'The Week’s Best Albums’

"...there's an artful intricacy to her lo-fi pop...Untogether in a brilliantly organised way." - Mojo

"Ada Lea has a knack for structured experimentation, and what feels like the confidence to follow her nose no matter where it might take her... personal lyrics supplemented by found sounds and a dynamic range of unexpected textures and tones." - Uncut

"There's depth, experience and mystery to her bedroom pop." - The Guardian

Album of The Week - The Line of Best Fit

"This is indie songwriting at its finest." - Clash

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Ada Lea’s acclaimed debut album what we say in private arrived in stores this summer via Next Door Records, and has been earning great press from outlets including Pitchfork, VICE, Mojo, Uncut, The Guardian, FADER, among many others.

The project of Montreal-based artist and musician Alexandra Levy, Ada Lea today shares the understated, soft-focus video for "180 Days" which is directed by Emilie Kahn and premiered earlier today via CLASH. She has the following to say of the inspiration behind the song:

"During that period of 180 days, I often wondered what it would be like if I ever reached the other side; a seemingly unattainable goal. This song is an homage to that dream-like period."

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The clip follows additional videos for previous singles "wild heart", what makes me sad”, the party, and mercury, which earned also praise from outlets including Gorilla vs. Bear, Brooklyn Vegan, and Under The Radar.

Ada Lea will head overseas for the first time this month for a run of dates throughout Europe and the UK, including stops at London Calling in Amsterdam and the Mirrors Festival in London. 

MORE ABOUT ADA LEA
To Levy - who is also a painter - music and visual art are different vessels for communicating similar ideas. “It's a world that I can build around me and sit inside,” she says. Through all her art, Levy explores the concept of womanhood as it feels and looks to her, as well as love and how it transforms over time. She doesn’t shy away from exploring uncomfortable and painful emotions, either. With the brightness of love, strength, and hope contrasted with the darkness of loss, suffering, isolation, and abandonment, the Ada Lea album what we say in private is a varied and vivid record that constantly seems to shift in the light, bringing together all the intricate influences she’s collected over the years.

what we say in private began with a need to document the ending of an important romantic relationship. Following a tormented period of staying up all night (sometimes days at a time), frantically painting or writing songs as a means of coping, she journaled for 180 days in the hope of finding herself again. She conducted this period of analysis and introspection in private, like most of her creative pursuits, and the process eventually resulted in a rebirth: a rediscovery of self and a new sense of freedom and self-acceptance. These chaotic feelings and the resulting catharsis are deeply felt in the final recording of what we say in private. Levy wanted the album to feel like a journal entry from those 180 days as she cycled through emotions. Throughout, she expresses feelings and thoughts that all humans experience behind closed doors and alone, but are conditioned to keep to themselves.

TOUR DATES
Oct 18 - Paris, FR, MAMA Festival
Oct 19, Tourcoing, FR, Le Grand Mix
Oct 22, Troyes, FR, Les Nuits de Champagne
Oct 23, Lyon, FR, Groom
Oct 25, Groningen, NL, USVA
Oct 26, Amsterdam, NL, London Calling
Oct 27, Rotterdam, NL, Roodkapje
Oct 31, Bristol, UK, The Crofters Rights
Nov 01, Manchester, UK, The Castle Hotel
Nov 02, Camden, UK, Mirrors 2019 &
Nov 04, Glasgow, UK, The Hug and Pint %
Nov 05, Newcastle, UK, Surf Cafe %
Nov 06, Brighton, UK, The Hope and Ruin %
Nov 12, Hamburg, DE, Yoko Club
Nov 13, Berlin, DE, ACUD
Nov 14, Jena, DE, Trafo
Nov 15, Darmstadt, DE, Bedroomdisco
Nov 16, Freiburg, DE, Swamp Club
Nov 18, Antwerp, BE, De Roma ^
Nov 19, Liege, BE, Troca ^

& with Phoebe Bridgers, American Football, Turnover, Sheer Mag, Disq
% with Stef Chura
^ with Kevin Morby

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Next Door Records is the newest label from Outside Music Inc. The new imprint will join Outside Music's artist management, publishing, and long-standing distribution divisions alongside their eponymous label.

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BADGE ÉPOQUE ENSEMBLE ANNOUNCE NEW EP

NATURE, MAN & WOMAN OUT DECEMBER 6 VIA TELEPHONE EXPLOSION

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“It's heartening to hear a Toronto band like Badge Époque Ensemble cutting an album that's just an instant stone cold classic.” - Exclaim (9/10)

“Groove oriented wah wah odysseys — instrumentals that push you and pull you, that chip away at the walls we put up, that urge your primal soul to dance like no one could film you for their social feeds.” - Dominionated 

“The set of seasoned improvisers glide gracefully on the murky waters of an almost instrumental album.“ - Le Devoir 

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It’s been a few short months since Badge Époque Ensemble released their self titled debut, an ambiguous collection of woozy, narcotized funk. And yet already we have Nature, Man & Woman - a simmering new platter containing 3 songs, producing 26 minutes of dank flute-oriented atmosphere. 

The disco-sleeved 12” EP provides a revealing glimpse of a musically omnivorous approach. On “Badge Theme” we find the group upping the ante of the sound of their debut, unspooling 14 minutes of sensual Ike Hayes indebted oomph, sure to thrill future generations of loop diggers (cut live off the floor no less!). 

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The A side contains 2 songs, which seem to hint at diverging future directions this eclectic combo might take moving forward. Opener “Zealous Child” comes as something of a sequel to the debut LP’s sole vocal featuring track “Undressed In Solitude”. This go round BÉE have teamed up with Toronto singer Dorothea Paas to ruminate on notions of spiritual wisdom overtop a progressive and climactically bombastic homebrew. Title track “Nature, Man & Woman” closes out the side with 6 ominous minutes of mysterious provenance. Somewhere between a live performance and a collaged tapestry, the group make more explicit than ever before their affinity for beat- centric loop music. Sounding like Lonnie Liston Smith gone trip-hop for a broadcast prohibited episode of Law & Order, BÉE posit themselves here as amongst the moodiest of contemporary instrumental collectives. Little wonder that library music enthusiasts around the world have made emphatic note of the Ensemble. 

2020 will see the group returning to the studio, refining new arrangements. Until then we have a generous and unusual second helping to help us puzzle over what sounds Badge Époque Ensemble may investigate next. 

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"The jazzy, progressive instrumental sextet are experts in groove, building each one as a vessel for adventurous melodies that snake from restless funk to wild explosions of dramatic psych"
- NOW Magazine

“Twig’s writing is sure to appeal to anyone who likes late-’60s prog from the Canterbury scene”
- Vancouver Sun

“...trippy groovefest...that takes more twists and turns than a bag of pretzels” - Tinnitist

"Will throw you back into a time when pop orchestration was king"
- Laurie Brown’s Pondercast

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NATURE, MAN & WOMAN TRACKLIST
A1. Zealous Child: 5:45
A2. Nature, Man & Woman: 6:10
B1. Badge Theme: 14:39 

BADGE ÉPOQUE ENSEMBLE IS:
Jay Anderson - Drums & Percussion
Chris Bezant - Guitar, Electric Sitar
Alia O’Brien - Flute Ed Squires - Congas, Percussion
Giosue Rosati - Bass
Maximillian “Twig” Turnbull - Clavinet, Rhodes 

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 Dec 12 – Toronto, ON – Lula Lounge with André Ethier

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