Hi Everyone, Our new record HIGH VIOLET is streaming now through April 27th on the New York Times website, alongside a profile on the band by Nicholas Dawidoff: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/25/magazine/25national-t.html High Violet will be released by 4AD worldwide on May 10th/11th. Enjoy!
High Violet Streaming - This Friday April 23rd on New York Times web site
As you may have heard, there is a low quality leak of our new album, High Violet, spreading across the Internet as we speak. We wanted to let you know the New York Times - http://www.nytimes.com - will be streaming the real thing starting Friday April 23rd. We hope you’ll take the time to hear the album at its intended level of quality.
High Violet will be released by 4AD worldwide on May 10th/11th.
Royal Albert Hall Tickets - Tomorrow (Fri)
There is a group of tickets that has become available for the May 6th Royal Albert Hall show in London. These tickets were being held for lighting, sound and film equipment (for a possible filming of the performance) that we have decided to pull. The tickets will be released on Friday, April 16, at 10AM EDT/3PM GMT (TOMORROW).
Here is the ticketing link: http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/the-national/default.aspx
We are very excited to announce that our friends Buke and Gass (http://www.bukeandgass.com/) will open the Electric Ballroom and Royal Albert Hall shows in London and the two Berlin shows in May!
Download “Bloodbuzz Ohio”, a new song from our upcoming album HIGH VIOLET here: http://www.highviolet.com
Clogs’ new album “The Creatures in the Garden of Lady Walton” doesn’t
come out until March 2nd. But if you pre-order now from the Brassland
store, they’ll ship it to you right now. As a bonus, within 24-hours or
your order they’ll send you a FREE download of “Veil Waltz,” a nine-song
EP length prelude to “The Creatures…”
Place your orders here:
UPDATED ON-SALE TIMES / LINKS!
Check out the latest on-sale times & links here:
We have exciting news for you this morning. We are very pleased to announce the first tour dates in support of our new album in April, May and June.
The as of yet untitled follow-up to Boxer will be released worldwide in May on 4AD (specific date TBA). The shows begin at the Big Ears festival in Knoxville, Tennessee on March 28th followed in April by two special shows April 22nd and 23rd at the National in Richmond, VA. We will then play Royal Albert Hall in London on May 6th, Le Zenith in Paris with PAVEMENT on May 7, and Astra in Berlin on May 9 before starting a North American tour in Los Angeles at the Wiltern on May 22nd. Ramona Falls will be opening our US shows on the west coast.
There are limited pre-sales starting tomorrow morning and we encourage mailing list members to get tickets early.
The US pre-sales begin at 10am local time on Tuesday, Jan. 26 and run through 10pm Thursday, Jan. 28. The London & Berlin pre-sales start at 10 am local time on Wednesday Jan. 27 and run through 10 pm Thursday, Jan. 28.
The password for all of the pre-sales is BloodBuzz.
We will announce support acts for the tour and have more specific news about the new album in the coming weeks. All dates are listed below.
See you soon …
26-28 MARCH: KNOXVILLE, TN
BIG EARS FESTIVAL 2010 / TENNESSEE THEATRE
Tickets on-sale now:
22 APRIL: RICHMOND, VA
23 APRIL: RICHMOND, VA
06 MAY: LONDON, UK
ROYAL ALBERT HALL
07 MAY: PARIS, FRANCE
LE ZENITH w/ PAVEMENT
Tickets on-sale now / FNAC:
Tickets on-sale now / Digitick:
09 MAY: BERLIN, GERMANY
22 MAY: LOS ANGELES, CA
23 MAY: SAN DIEGO, CA
27 MAY: OAKLAND, CA
02 JUNE: BOSTON, MA
HOUSE OF BLUES
05 JUNE: PHILADELPHIA, PA
06 JUNE: WASHINGTON, DC
DAR CONSTITUTION HALL
08 JUNE: TORONTO, CANADA
16 JUNE: NEW YORK, NY
RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL
NEW YORK, January 15, 2010 – The Red Hot Organization announced today the issuing of an emergency grant of $150,000 to Partners in Health, a not-for-profit organization that has been on the ground in Haiti for more than twenty years. The grant will be used by PIH in their efforts to provide immediate assistance to the people of Haiti in the aftermath of Tuesday’s earthquake.
In making this emergency grant Red Hot drew from the proceeds of its most recent project, a musical collaboration called Dark Was The Night conceived and produced by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National, and Red Hot founder John Carlin. In addition to the grant, all proceeds over the next 60 days from the sale of Dark Was The Night will be awarded to Partners in Health.
The original charitable concept of Dark Was The Night was to raise awareness about the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, and to raise money to help fight the epidemic in the world’s hardest-hit nations. Because of the economic crisis in the West, that concept expanded to include organizations in the US, Canada, and Europe at risk of collapsing due to the downturn in donations and support. In order to recognize the generous contributions of the artists involved with Dark Was The Night, Red Hot asked them to recommend charitable organizations whose work they admire. Arcade Fire recommended Partners in Health.
The Red Hot Organization was founded 20 years ago to deal with the crisis surrounding the devastation of the AIDS epidemic on the creative community in downtown New York. Dark Was The Night, released last year, is the 20th Red Hot album. Red Hot founder and President John Carlin said, “although disaster relief falls outside the usual scope of our charitable work, I felt that we were fortunate to have the mechanism and resources to offer immediate assistance to the people of Haiti.”
Martin Mills, the Chairman of The Beggars Group of Labels said “It’s great that part of the very substantial monies that have been raised by the release of this wonderful record are available to be applied to the relief effort after this terrible disaster, and that proceeds from further purchases of this album for the next 60 days will also go to Partners In Health”
Aaron Dessner agreed, adding, “we were deeply saddened to read of the horrific devastation brought about by the recent earthquake in Haiti. We are thankfully in a position to accelerate an emergency donation from Dark Was The Night proceeds to Partners In Health, a leading Haitian health-care organization that Arcade Fire has supported for years. We hope that you will all considering donating what you can via the PIH web site, http://www.pih.org/home.html, to help their efforts to save lives and alleviate suffering. It’s a race against time and PIH needs all the help they can get.”
Partners In Health: http://www.pih.org/home.html
PIH dedicated Haiti site: http://www.standwithhaiti.org/haiti
Red Hot: http://www.redhot.org/
Photos and review of THE LONG COUNT (Night 1 of 3) here:
Tickets for Friday and Halloween available here:
Photo: Julieta Cervantes
Listen to the brothers Dessner discuss and play music from The Long Count today on WNYC’s Soundcheck:
Our friend and collaborator Doveman’s new album THE CONFORMIST features contributions from us …
Check out some hot tracks here:
More info here:
The Long Count - Oct 28, 30, 31 2009 @ BAM
We wanted to let you know that tickets have gone on-sale today for the “The Long Count” at Brooklyn Academy of Music on October 28th, 30th and 31st.The Long Count is a collaboration between Aaron and Bryce Dessner and the artist Matthew Ritchie. The 70-minute piece features an animated film by Ritchie, a 14 piece ensemble and songs developed with Matt Berninger, Kim & Kelley Deal (Pixies/Breeders) and Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond).The piece is loosely based on the Mayan creation myth Popol Vuh which features twin brothers. We hope you’ll come check it out!
You can find information and tickets here: http://www.bam.org/view.aspx?pid=1263
We’ll update you on the new album we’re working on later in the Fall or Winter.