Showing posts with label Debut LP. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Debut LP. Show all posts

Monday, August 26, 2013

INCOMING: WILDCAT! WILDCAT! Play Schubas September 19th



Last night after the MTV VMA's HELLO EVERYWHERE, the new Sam Jones-directed documentary about the journeys of Wildcat Wildcat and Passion Pit as SXSW, premiered on VEVO.   Check it out here. 

Wildcat Wildcat's debut EP will be released September 10-- they will continue to tour throughout the fall, including dates with MSMR. 


“MGMT-esque spacey psych pop, and ethereal vocal pitter-patter with ease.” —Pitchfork

“A group on the up-and-up that may end up in your iTunes regular rotation before you know it.” —Huffington Post

The self-titled debut EP from acclaimed LA-based band Wildcat! Wildcat! is set for September 10 release on Downtown Records. The band garnered critical praise for their previously released sold-out limited addition 7” on the taste-making label Neon Gold Records, including early support from BBC Radio 1 in the U.K. TIME raves, “I love the staccato electronic rock, I love the frantic opening measures, I love the fleeting falsetto in the background,” while Metro furthers they’re “the best overall new band.” To celebrate the release, the band will embark on a nationwide tour starting in September including select dates with MSMR. See below for details. 

Taco Bell’s Feed the Beat music program have released a new documentary titled “Hello Everywhere.” Directed by Sam Jones, the film follows Wildcat! Wildcat! and Passion Pit throughout SXSW 2013, documenting their experiences at the festival—one as an emerging, developing band and the other as a more established band. 

The new EP was written and produced by the band in their home studios over the course of the last year and a half. 

Of the songs Jesse Carmichael (vocals, drums) notes, “Some came quicker than others but all of them provided us the time to try out different processes of collaboration and understand how and why we make the kind of music that we make together.” See below for full track listing.

Wildcat! Wildcat! is Jesse Taylor (vocals, bass), Michael Wilson (vocals, keys) and Carmichael. The trio played together in various incarnations before officially forming Wildcat! Wildcat! in 2012. The band has toured extensively including SXSW, a sold out west coast headlining run and major U.S. support slots with Alt-J and Portugal. The Man.

1. The Chief
2. Garden Grays
3. Mr. Quiche
4. Please & Thank You

Wildcat! Wildcat! Tour Dates
*with MSMR 

September 18 /// Minneapolis, MN /// Triple Rock
September 19 /// Chicago, IL /// Schuba’s
September 20 /// Detroit, MI /// Magic Stick Lounge
September 21 /// Toronto, ON /// Wrong Bar
September 22 /// Rochester, NY /// Bug Jar
September 24 /// Washington, DC /// DC9
September 25 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Boot & Saddle
September 26 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Glasslands Gallery
September 28 /// New York, NY /// Mercury Lounge
September 29 /// Boston, MA /// Great Scott
October 3 /// Nashville, TN /// High Watt
October 4 /// Murfreesboro, TN /// Earmilk Festival
October 15 /// San Francisco, CA /// The Independent*
October 17-18 /// Los Angeles, CA /// The Troubadour*
October 19 /// San Diego, CA /// Soda Bar*
October 23 /// Vancouver, BC /// Venue Nightclub*
October 24 /// Seattle, WA /// The Crocodile*

Heaven's Gate Premiere 'Screams' On Noisey Debut LP "Transmuting" Out September 24th On Inflated Records + Announce NY Shows

NY Shows:
9/14 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall Of Williamsburg #
9/28 - Brooklyn, NY - 285 Kent (Record Release Show)*
# w/ Screaming Females, Waxahatchee & Tenement
* w/ California X, The Dreebs & Blanche, Blanche Blanche

"Transmuting" Track Listing:
1. Roll The Dice
2. Drone
3. Fight
4. Clean
5. Lex Vision
6. I'm Forgetting
7. Screams
8. Iron Black
9. Always
10. Transmuting
11. Sun City

Praise For Heaven's Gate:
"The details are wonderful; especially the guitar work which jumps between fuzzy chaos and dark clarity, but it’s all tied together by front-woman Jess Paps and her incredible voice. At the best moments in "Drone," she takes the common "wordless vocals,"trend so often associated with shoegaze and makes it sound muscular and brutally aggressive. There is nothing you would call a coo here; Paps is not fucking around. " -–Stereogum

"Paps' sharp-tongued twang lends fiery credence" -- Spin

"Armed with ragged, airsick guitars, this self dubbed "powergaze" quintet from Brooklyn hurtle forward at an impressive rate" -- NME 

"Somewhere between noisey motorik and jangly pop-punk, these Brooklyn spazzes layer on the heavy, bawdy shit-gaze we’ve fallen in love with over and over…and over."--Impose

"Brooklyn has some new badasses, and their name is Heaven's Gate" --Noisey

Photo Credits: Marland Backus

Transmuting... is the debut LP from Heaven’s Gate. After releasing a 7" EP on Fire Talk last year, the Brooklyn five-piece will deliver this candy-coated muscle relaxer to your eardrums on September 24, 2013. There are echoes of bands like The Raincoats, My Bloody Valentine, and Wire, but Jess Paps (vocals), Michael Sheffiled (guitar), Alex Cvetovich (bass), Jack Wolf (guitar) and Patrick Stankard (drums) have created a frightening new energy.

Recorded at a house in Englewood, NJ with Scott Andrews, there are an abundance of layers on each track- synths, pianos, experimental electronics, loops, feedback. But the record is also deeply personal; you get a sense of the warmth of the house it was recorded in against a backdrop of an isolated wintertime, when most of the songs were written. There is a feeling that there is no escaping the winter and the album embodies this eerie spatiality.

Transmuting... is about the process of tearing out of symbiosis and moving forward from loss. Raucous punk, polyrhythmic percussion, rich melodies and a wash of buzzsaw effects decorate each track. The songs deal with fading memories, reoccurring nightmares, facing demons, and the exorcism of the self. Piercing and meditative, dissonant and familiar, sparse yet mired, human yet digital; Transmuting serves as the long awaited bridge between the group's birth and their self-actualization.

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