Goldfrapp

Goldfrapp are starting work on their sixth album.

Goldfrapp are starting work on their sixth album.

Goldfrapp are starting work on their sixth album.

Musician Will Gregory finds getting back together with bandmate Alison Goldfrapp “refreshing” following his recent work on opera ‘Piccard in Space’. He told Radio station BBC6 Music: “I am ready to do it now, to get back to Goldfrapp will be a very refreshing change.

“We have tried sitting down and writing lists and having coffee to talk about it, but usually we just mess about, it’s good not to be too conscious about what you do.”

Although the ‘Rocket’ hitmakers have plenty of unused material from their 2010 album, ‘Head First’, they are likely to start recording from scratch.

Will added: “We have, as usual, lots of stuff in the bottom drawer which we rejected the first time round, but I expect we’ll want to start a fresh this time round.”

In November 2010 Alison revealed the group’s record deal with EMI had ended, but she was excited to continue their career with a new label.

She said: “We are no longer with EMI. It’s exciting because it is kind of, like, ‘Wow, this is a whole new chapter really, what will we do and will anyone want us?’

Soon after the band signed to independent record company Mute.

Lady Gaga tops Billboard year-end charts

Lady Gaga tops Billboard year-end charts

Lady Gaga tops Billboard year-end charts

Lady Gaga tops Billboard year-end charts. Billboard magazine has unveiled their year-end charts for 2010 and its little surprise that Lady Gaga is the Artist of the Year just one year after receiving the New Artist of 2009. She has two albums in the top 13 for the year and four singles in the top 100. New artists of the year goes to Ke$ha who had the biggest single of the year with Tik Tok. She is the first woman in the 64 year history of the Billboard charts to have the biggest single of the year with her debut. The biggest album of the year goes to Susan Boyle’s I Dreamed a Dream which spent six weeks at number one during the eligibility period. Lady Antebellum also makes history by being the first Top Duo/Group for the year from the country genre. The year-end charts are based on chart performance from the December 5, 2009 to the November 27, 2010 issue of the magazine. The top five artists of the year based on all chart activity:

•1. Lady Gaga
•2. Taylor Swift
•3. Eminem
•4. Lady Antebellum
•5. Ke$ha

As far as veteran artists go, only three made it into the top 100. Michael Jackson was highest at 28 due to his showing of four albums in the top 200 of the year. Second was Sade who, on the surface, had an even bigger year with the top Album, R&B Album and R&B Single of the Year by a veteran artist, but they were limited to just the one hit album and single. Finally, Reba McEntire made the list by having three singles in the country top 50 along with the biggest country album by a veteran artist.

•28. Michael Jackson
•46. Sade
•88. Reba McEntire

Here are the top five from each of the charts plus all other chart positions for veteran artists.

Top 200 Albums of 2010

•1. I Dreamed a Dream – Susan Boyle
•2. Recovery – Eminem
•3. Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
•4. The Fame – Lady Gaga
•5. My World 2.0 – Justin Bieber
•14. Soldier of Love – Sade
•22. This is It – Michael Jackson
•39. Number Ones – Michael Jackson
•54. Live at the Troubadour – Carole King & James Taylor
•65. Iron Man 2 Soundtrack – AC/DC
•82. Hope For Haiti Now – Various Artists
•88. The Circle – Bon Jovi
•90. If On a Winter’s Night – Sting
•99. Mojo – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
•106. Greatest Hits – Journey
•111. Them Crooked Vultures – Them Crooked Vultures
•112. Essential – Michael Jackson
•124. Valleys of Neptune – Jimi Hendrix
•133. Good Evening New York City – Paul McCartney
•137. Thriller – Michael Jackson
•142. Keep on Loving You – Reba McEntire
•145. Legend: The Best of – Bob Marley & the Wailers
•154. Scream – Ozzy Osbourne
•156. Christmas: 25th Anniversary Collection – Mannheim Steamroller
•157. Chronicles: The 20 Greatest Hits – Creedence Clearwater Revival
•162. Soulbook – Rod Stewart
•173. Buffet Hotel – Jimmy Buffett
•176. Exile on Main Street – Rolling Stones
•187. Guitar Heaven: The Greatest The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time – Santana

Top 100 Singles of 2010

•1. Tik Tok – Ke$ha
•2. Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
•3. Hey, Soul Sister – Train
•4. California Girls – Katy Perry Featuring Snoop Dogg
•5. OMG – Usher Featuring will.i.am
•No Veteran Artists Charting

Top 75 Digital Songs of 2010

•1. Tik Tok – Ke$ha
•2. Hey, Soul Sister – Train
•3. California Girls – Katy Perry Featuring Snoop Dogg
•4, Love the Way You Lie – Eminem Featuring Rihanna
•5. Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
•No Veteran Artists Charting

Top 75 Radio Songs of 2010

•1. Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
•2, OMG – Usher Featuring Rihanna
•3. Tik Tok – Ke$ha
•4. California Girls – Katy Perry Featuring Snoop Dogg
•5. Nothin’ on You – B.o.B. Featuring Bruno Mars
•No Veteran Artists Charting

R&B and Blues

Top 100 R&B Albums of 2010

•1. Recovery – Eminem
•2. The E.N.D. – Black Eyed Peas
•3. The Element of Freedom – Alicia Keys
•4. Soldier of Love – Sade
•5. Thank Me Later – Drake
•8. This is It – Michael Jackson
•42. Still – BeBe & CeCe Winans
•46. I Look to You – Whitney Houston
•48. Number Ones – Janet Jackson
•63. Lotus Flow3r/MpLSound/Elix3r – Prince/Bria Valente
•80. Uncle Charlie – Charlie Wilson
•81. Ultimate Christmas Collection – Jackson 5

Top 100 R&B Singles of 2010

•1. Un-Thinkable (I’m Ready) – Alicia Keys
•2. There Goes My Baby – Usher
•3. It Kills Me – Melanie Fiona
•4. Everything to Me – Monica
•5. Say Aah – Trey Songz Featuring Fabolous
•37. Soldier of Love – Sade
•71. Close to You – BeBe & CeCe Winans
•79. Can’t Live Without You – Charlie Wilson
•81. Million Dollar Bill – Whitney Houston
•95. Can It Stay – Gerald Levert

Top 15 Blues Albums of 2010

•1. Memphis Blues – Cyndi Lauper
•2. Black Rock – Joe Bonamassa
•3. Bingo! – Steve Miller Band
•4. Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook – Bettye LaVette
•5. Roadsongs – Derek Trucks Band
•6. Cadillac Records – Soundtrack
•7. Living Proof – Buddy Guy
•13. Acquired Taste – Delbert McClinton & Dick50
•15. Icon – Etta James

Country, Bluegrass and Folk

Top 75 Country Albums of 2010

•1. Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
•2. Fearless – Taylor Swift
•3. Speak Now – Taylor Swift
•4. Play On – Carrie Underwood
•5. The Foundation – Zac Brown Band
•24. Keep on Loving You – Reba McEntire
•31. Twang – George Strait
•37. American VI: Ain’t No Grave – Johnny Cash
•49. The List – Rosanne Cash
•66. Country Music – Willie Nelson
•72. All the Women I Am – Reba McEntire

Top 60 Country Singles of 2010

•1. Love Like Crazy – Lee Brice
•2. Rain is a Good Thing – Luke Bryan
•3. Why Don’t We Just Dance – Josh Turner
•4. All Over Me – Josh Turner
•5. The Man I Want to Be – Chris Young
•40. I Gotta Get to You – George Strait
•42. Consider Me Gone – Reba McEntire
•50. The Breath You Take – George Strait
•53. I Keep On Loving You – Reba McEntire
•56. Turn on the Radio – Reba McEntire

Top 15 Bluegrass Albums of 2010

•1. Up on the Ridge – Dierks Bentley
•2. Genuine Negro Jig – Carolina Chocolate Drops
•3. Sing the Statler Brothers – Dailey & Vincent
•4. The Crow: New Songs For the 5-String Banjo – Steve Martin
•5. Naturally: A Nearly A Cappella Collection – Isaacs
•6. Mountain Soul II – Patty Loveless
•14. Solo: Songs My Dad Loved – Ricky Skaggs
•15. High, Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project – Loudon Wainwright III

Top 15 Folk Albums of 2010

•Not Yet Available

Rock

Top 50 Rock Albums of 2010

•1. Battle Studies – John Mayer
•2. The Fall – Norah Jones
•3. The Twilight Saga: New Moon – Soundtrack
•4. To the Sea – Jack Johnson
•5. Ocean Eyes – Owl City
•11. Iron Man 2 Soundtrack – AC/DC
•21. The Circle – Bon Jovi
•25. Mojo – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
•30. Them Crooked Vultures – Them Crooked Vultures
•31. Valleys of Neptune – Jimi Hendrix•33. Good Evening New York City – Paul McCartney
•40. Scream – Ozzy Osbourne
•49. Buffet Hotel – Jimmy Buffett

Top 50 Hard Rock Albums of 2010

•1. Dark Horse – Nickelback
•2. A Thousand Suns – Linkin Park
•3. Iron Man 2 Soundtrack – AC/DC
•4. The Oracle – Godsmack
•5. Nightmare – Avenged Sevenfold•9. Them Crooked Vultures – Them Crooked Vultures
•10. Valleys of Neptune – Jimi Hendri
•15. Scream – Ozzy Osbourne
•22. Greatest Hits – Motley Crue
•28. The Final Frontier – Iron Maiden
•34. Greatest Hits – Bon Jovi
•39. Chickenfoot – Chickenfoot
•47. Custom Built – Bret Michaels
•49. World Painted Blood – Slayer
•50. Sonic Boom – Kiss

Top 50 Rock Songs of 2010

•1. Savior – Rise Against
•2. Uprising – Muse
•3. I Will Not Bow – Breaking Benjamin
•4. Break – Three Days Grace
•5. Lay Me Down – The Dirty Heads Featuring Rome
•33. Let Me Hear You Scream – Ozzy Osbourne
•44. New Fang – Them Crooked Vultures

Adult Contemporary

Top 50 Adult Contemporary Tracks of 2010

•1. Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
•2. Hey, Soul Sister – Train
•3. Haven’t Met You Yet – Michael Buble
•4. Smile – Uncle Kracker
•5. Already Gone – Kelly Clarkson
•41. We Weren’t Born to Follow – Bnn Jovi

Top 50 Adult Pop Songs of 2010

•1. Hey, Soul Sister – Train
•2. Breakeven – Script
•3. Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
•4. If It’s Love – Train
•5. Life After You – Daughtry
•50. Superman Tonight – Bon Jovi

Dance

Top 50 Dance/Club Play Songs of 2010

•1. Rocket – Goldfrapp
•2. Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
•3. All the Lovers – Kylie Minogue
•4. Fire With Fire – Scissor Sisters
•5. California Girls – Katy Perry Featuring Snoop Dogg
•13. Make Me – Janet Jackson
•23. Give Me Something – (Yoko) Ono
•31. To Paris With Love – Donna Summer
•50. Wouldn’t (I’m a Star) – (Yoko) Ono

Top 25 Dance/Electric Albums of 2010

•1. The Fame – Lady Gaga
•2. The Fame Monster (EP) – Lady Gaga
•3. Ocean Eyes – Owl City
•4. La Roux – La Roux
•5. The Remix – Lady Gaga
•No Veteran Artists Charting

Jazz

Top 50 Jazz Albums of 2010

•1, Crazy Love – Michael Buble
•2. Your Songs – Harry Connick, Jr.
•3. Love is the Answer – Barbra Streisand
•4. Making Merry – Various Artists
•5. Letters to Santa – Various Artists
•9. Heart & Soul – Kenny G
•14. Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin – Brian Wilson
•17. The Imagine Project – Herbie Hancock
•18. Come Rain or Come Shine – Peggy Lee
•20. Christmas Jazz Jam – Wynton Marsalis
•21. Jasmine – Keith Jarrett/Charlie Haydn
•23. Preservation – Preservation Hall Jazz Band
•26. Super Hits – Kenny G
•27. Orchestrion – Pat Metheney
•28. The Gospel According to Jazz: Chapter III – Kirk Whalum
•31. I’m New Here – Gil Scott-Heron
•33. Songs From Lonely Avenue – Brian Setzer
•34. Sinatra: New York – Frank Sinatra
•35. Lee Ritenour’s 6 String Theory – Various Artists
•38. Songs and Stories – George Benson
•40. Vocabularies – Bobby McFerrin
•42. Twelve Nights in Hollywood – Ella Fitzgerald
•44. Sending My Love – Norman Brown
•45. Christmas With Sinatra and Friends – Frank Sinatra
•46. The Complete Reprise Recordings – Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim
•47. Collector’s Edition – Frank Sinatra

Kings of Leon and Kasabian headline V

Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon and Kasabian headline V .  V Festival kicks off its 15th anniversary celebrations by announcing a world class line up for this year’s festivities on the 21st and 22nd August 2010 – to be headlined by Kings of Leon and Kasabian.  The summer spectacular, held across two sites at Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire, will be crammed with the hottest names in music. Joining the headliners over the weekend will be favourites Stereophonics, Faithless, The Prodigy, David Guetta, Pet Shop Boys, Cheryl Cole, Paul Weller, The Kooks, Paolo Nutini, and 2010 BRIT award winner Florence And The Machine. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 5th March and festival organisers are advising fans to purchase them quickly to avoid disappointment, but only from official outlets listed on www.vfestival.com.  Headliners Kasabian said: ‘We can’t wait. We feel it’s the right time for us to headline a festival. We’ve been playing so many festivals for so long, years and years. I think the moment is right. It’s just a wonderful thing to be doing.  ‘Our fans are going to love the show. They’ll really enjoy it.’

Fans will also experience sets from Madness, Editors, Mika, White Lies, Groove Armada, The Courteeners, Goldfrapp, The Charlatans, Scouting For Girls, Chase And Status, The Temper Trap, Amy Macdonald, Newton Faulkner, La Roux, Sugababes, Pixie Lott, Skunk Anansie, Passion Pit, Ellie Goulding, Kate Nash, Paloma Faith, Shed Seven, Imogen Heap and Plan B.

Jools Holland releases Later Live 2

jools-hollandCurrently on its 35th series, BBC2’s later live with, Jools Holland remains the unmissable Tuesday night 10pm essential for music fans of all ages backgrounds and tastes. Coupled with its perfectly timed 11.35pm extended version on Friday nights, the show truly exists as the most visible and consistent champion of quality music on the nation’s TVs, a fifteen year institution that has become as valued a friend and resource to the artists and musician featured n the show as for the audience themselves. Like its TV counter-part, ‘Later Live 2, with Jools Continue reading →

Welcome to the world of frYars.

frYars A universe of dueling strangers, deserted lakehouses, speeding cars, and a lonely mail-order bride. A place of violent encounters with bakers, where simpletons and the treacherous mingle in a dreamland of the absurd. A place where a blissfully infectious electro-pop song can hide dark and turbulent lyrical depths under it’s glistening surface. The visionary behind this vivid, abstract world, is 19-year old Ben Garrett, a self-taught musician who is living years beyond his peers in both talent and creative scope. Having already been called upon to Continue reading →

Innerpartysystem remix Beastie Boys track

 innerpartysystemInnerpartysystem have put their own unique spin on a new Beastie Boys track, available for streaming at www.myspace.com/innerpartysystem. Their bootleg was enabled by a much sought-after Beastie Boys vinyl, only 500 of which were made. Somehow, Innerpartysystem managed to get their hands on one of the vinyls which were inserted into random packages for the ‘Check Your Head’ reissue that was released recently. The tracklisting for this strictly limited vinyl was. The Innerpartysystem remix is of an a capella titled BBoys in the Cut.  IPS just released their Heart of Fire EP in the UK and have recently returned to their native US after a series of packed-out headline shows plus stunning performances at Camden Crawl and Give It A Name.  The four members of innerpartysystem hail from the small towns that surround Reading, Pennsylvania. The rural, stark nature of the landscape has certainly had an effect on the band’s sound which incorporates throbbing electronic beats with the aesthetic of a rock band whom, like Nine Inch Nails, Pendulum and Prodigy, aren’t afraid to mix styles and mess with the formula. Innerpartysystem worked with a stellar line-up of producers and engineers on their self-titled debut album, released last year – Stuart Price (Madonna, Missy Elliott, The Killers, Gwen Stefani), Alan Moulder (Depeche Mode, Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine) and Mark ‘Spike’ Stent (Marilyn Manson, Linkin Park, Goldfrapp).

Erol Alkan to hit Victoria Park

erolalkan1Have you heard the one about Erol Alkan? The humble 12 year old maestro-in-the-making who sneaks out the window of his parents flat to play gigs for a tenner? About the bearded studio-sorcerer worshipped by bands and DJ’s half his age as a living electronic idol? About the kid in his early 20s who’s founded that Trash night in London where they’re playing Bowie and basslines at the same time?

I heard that he invented the mash-up. I heard that he created the second coming of French Touch just by remixing Justice’s “Waters Of Nazareth”. I heard he bought guitar music back from the grave. No, it was electronic music. Or was it reggae? I heard he once revived a Roland 303 just by looking at it. Didn’t you hear? He’s bringing psychedelia back? Wait – I heard he’s bringing Disco back? Didn’t you hear?

That’s the thing about Erol Alkan – hearing is believing. Until you’ve borne witness to one of his legendary live sets, poured headily over one of his meticulously crafted productions, or been catapulted to a sudden sonic nirvana by the dropping of one of his remixes, you might be justified for dismissing his existence as an extremely elaborate myth of the musical underground. After all, how can one man, still in his early thirties, have kept so many kids dancing for so long?

Look no further than the well-worn T-Shirt: L.O.V.E. is the answer. What kept Erol on the cutting edge of the independent and electronic scenes for the decade he ran Trash until its final night in January 2007, and at the forefront of bold new territories in the musical cosmos in the years that have followed, is his unwavering devotion to the music he plays. His studious interests across the sonic spectrum made it inevitable that at some point he would cross the boards and start to create music as well as play it, and in 2001 he took his first steps under the nom-de-guerre Kurtis Rush. His alchemical fusion of George Michael and Missy Elliot resulted in 24 carat party gold, and “Bastard Pop” was born, with Erol as one of it’s founding figureheads alongside Soulwax and Richard X, reaching its apex with Kylie performing Erol’s infamous ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ fusion with New Order’s ‘Blue Monday’ live at the 2002 Brit Awards. The Manchester legends, also one of Alkan’s favourite ever bands, loved it so much they returned the favour, often performing the ‘mash up’ live. Coupled with the electroclash earthquake that was rippling through London (epicentre: Trash, Monday nights), Erol found himself at the forefront of both movements, and with a gamut of notable new admirers and friends.

It wasn’t long before Erol was lending his magic touch to increasingly higher profile releases, with his remixes of Alter Egos’ ‘Rocker’ and Mylo’s ‘Drop The Pressure’ proving unavoidable on the dancefloors of 2004. Remixes for Bloc Party, Death From Above 1979 and The Chemical Brothers ensued, followed by Erol’s first truly legendary contribution to dance music’s canon: The Glam Racket Rework of Franz Ferdinand’s ‘Do You Want To’, which impressed the band so much that they incorporated elements of the remix into their live tour.

Erol’s profile was rapidly ascending, Trash was packed every Monday with a baying crowd of technicolour admirers and celebrity exotica yearning to witness the signature Alkan marriage of the electronic and the independent, but that didn’t curtail his quest for innovation. 2006 would see him take the covers off the mega-yacht he had been secretly building in his studio – his “Balearic Trilogy” of remixes; The Klaxons ‘Golden Skans’, Hot Chip’s ‘Boy From School’ and The Scissor Sisters ‘I Don’t Feel Like Dancing’. Those expecting saturated rock fuzz and thumping electronica were confounded; finding instead a trio of blissed out, spectral and unapologetically ambitious responses to the original material. All three remixes would become dance floor hits, despite the adventurous new sound, and compromise to Erol’s favourite remix work to date.

2006 also saw the beginning of studio collaborations with The Long Blondes, and in the producer’s role for the first time in his life. Asked to work on their debut single for Rough Trade, the session yielded ‘Fulwood Babylon’, a melancholic disco gem that found it’s way to every corner of the interweb. Among it’s many admirers were The Mystery Jets, who approached Erol to collaborate on a few tracks, resulting in a series of B-sides. These first tracks were to be only the very beginning of a long and fruitful recording relationship.

With such a studio intensive 2006, you might be forgiven for thinking that Erol’s live presence had taken a back seat, but you would be very much mistaken. The year saw him support Madonna (at Koko) and Daft Punk (at Global Gathering), and to cap it all off he was voted Mixmag’s prestigious DJ Of The Year award, as well as Best International Dj.

Fast forward to 2008, and the first Alkan studio alumni had released their own sophomore albums, with The Long Blondes critically acclaimed ‘Couples’, and Mystery Jets pop opus ’Twenty One’ featuring the UK hit singles ‘Young Love’ and ‘Two Doors Down’, both produced by Erol. Outside of those two carefully nurtured albums, Erol found time to unite with Franz Ferdinand to produce a cover of LCD Soundsystem’s ‘All My Friends’, record a couple of b-sides with genial art pop mavericks and Mercury Music Prize winners Klaxons, and to harness the mysterious powers of prodigal psych-prog rockers Late Of The Pier in the form of singles ‘Bathroom Gurgle’, ‘Space And The Woods’, The Bears Are Coming’ and ‘Focker’. The full Alkan produced debut album drops in late 2008.

And in truth, that’s only the half of it. For more than two years, on the odd nights of the year that he’s not duty bound to be Erol Alkan, he has been known to don the mantle of ‘Mustapha 3000’ and dabble in the mysterious rites of ‘Beyond The Wizards Sleeve’ – a warped balearic psychedelic brotherhood consisting of Erol and The Grid’s Richard Norris. Part folk astronauts, part electronic necromancers, they have reanimated songs by Midlake, Findlay Brown, Goldfrapp, and Tracey Thorn into beautiful, searing moments of euphoric bliss. Each remix wildly different to the next, The Sleeve (as they are known to their fans) continue, like Erol himself, to be impossible to pin down, having recently completed their first major work, a four part series of EP’s.

Whether he’s playing the latest in hardcore thrash or producing delicate anthems of spectral beauty, one thing’s for sure; music, truly fertile music, is never very far from Erol Alkan, and his sound can surely only continue to grow in the future. Haven’t you heard?

Victoria Park will be playing host to Erol Alkan, Toumani Diabate, Aeroplane, Fake Blood, S.C.U.M Final Fantasy, and First Aid Kit.

They will all be joining the already impressive line up that includes Mogwai, Four Tet, Malcolm Middleton, James Yorkston, Fennesz and Apes and Androids.

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Great Lake Swimmers Announce US Tour

greatlakeswimmersWith their fourth album LOST CHANNELS set for release on March 31st, Toronto folk rock favorites are taking to the road to showcase their outstanding new batch of songs. The US tour will kick off on the west coast in Seattle on March 31st and includes marquee dates at Spaceland in Los Angeles and The Bowery Ballroom in New York.
Their live show has won them ever-expanding audiences in the United States and Europe, and of course their native Canada. In 2008 GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS shared the stage with an impressive list of artists, including Feist, Bela Fleck & The Sparrow Quartet, Hayden, Goldfrapp, Bill Callahan of Smog, and Robert Plant & Alison Krauss. And with select opening dates for Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy later this month, the list continues to grow.

The anticipation for the full-length follow up to the highly praised 2007 album ONGIARA has already started to accumulate. Feature album previews have already popped up everywhere from Brooklyn Vegan and Pitchfork to Paste, Venus and Time Out New York.

LOST CHANNELS, their fourth album, finds them once again recording at historic locations, this time in Thousand Islands region of Ontario and New York state, telling tales of hidden histories, still “mining for light in the dark wells,” still “tuned to an instrument of greater and unknown design.” The instrument in question is the singular voice of Tony Dekker, a voice that summons ghosts from times past. It’s a voice that is capable of conveying heartache and comfort all in the space of a single phrase. Though his supporting cast has changed over the years–with the exception of longtime right-hand man Erik Arnesen–Dekker has always encircled himself with sympathetic players who value spacious arrangements that frame his vocals. Over time, the band has evolved from a sparse, delicate and hushed unit into a well-rounded folk rock band, sacrificing none of their original intimacy while upping both the volume and tempos when necessary.
Lost Channels also features the talents of Julie Fader (flute/backing vocals), Greg Millson (drums), Darcy Yates (bass), along with special guests / Swimmers collaborators Serena Ryder with vocals on “Everything Is Moving So Fast” and Bob Egan on pedal steel.
Select January Dates:
Jan 29 – Kalamazoo, Michigan @ The State Theatre (w/ Jeff Tweedy)
Jan 30 – Indianapolis, Indiana @ Locals Only
Jan 31 – Urbana, Illinois @ Univ. of Illinois (w/ Jeff Tweedy)

Lost Channel’s Spring Tour Dates:
Mar 31 – Seattle @ The Tractor Tavern
Apr 01 – Portland @ Doug Fir
Apr 03 – San Francisco @ The Bottom of the Hill
Apr 04 – Los Angeles @ Spaceland
Apr 05 – Tucson @ Plush
Apr 07 – Austin @ Stubbs Bar-B-Q
Apr 08 – Denton @ Hailey’s
Apr 10 – Atlanta @ The Earl
Apr 13 – Charlottesville @ Gravity Lounge
Apr 14 – Washington @ Black Cat
Apr 15 – Philadelphia @ Johnny Brenda’s
Apr 16 – Northampton @ Iron Horse Music Hall
Apr 17 – New York City @ The Bowery Ballroom
Apr 18 – Cambridge @ The Brattle Theater
Apr 20 – Newport @ The Southgate House
Apr 21 – Chicago @ Schubas
Apr 22 – Minneapolis @ 7th Street Entry
Apr 23 – Madison @ High Noon Saloon

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