John Cale Shares “Living With You” (Laurel Halo Remix) & Announces Performance at 2013 Hopscotch Festival

Following last month’s terrific performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and three sold out shows at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, John Cale is announcing a performance at the 2013 Hopscotch Festival, happening September 5-7 in Raleigh, NC, and sharing the Laurel Halo remix of “Living With You,” the original of which is from Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood.

“Living With You” is built on John Cale’s trademark viola drone with some of the most delicate nylon guitar picking he claims to have encountered. The “Living With You” single bundle includes the original version of the song, the “Organic Mix,” which is a more stripped down version made by Cale that revels in the stark and nakedly emotional nature of the song, plus the Laurel Halo remix. The remix comes after a defining year for Laurel who was awarded The Wire’s 2012 album of the year for her debut full length, Quarantine.
“Living With You” single bundle on iTunes – http://bit.ly/XwybyB

Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood purchase link – http://bit.ly/Pm55ka

John Cale online:
http://john-cale.com/
http://doublesixrecords.com/artists/john-cale
http://pitchperfectpr.com/a_cale.html

JOHN CALE PERFORMS ON LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON TONIGHT

Move over, Carson! There’s a new John in town to wrest the hearts and minds of the TV-watching public from your cold grip. In a feat that not even Johnny Carson could top, John Cale, at the age of 70 and in his sixth decade of music-making, graces the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon stage tonight, Thursday, January 10th! Cale will be joined by full band, back up singers, and The War on Drugs’ spry and deft Robbie Bennett and Dave Hartley (aka Nightlands). Tune in to NBC at 12:35/11:35c to catch a cut from Cale’s new album, Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood (out now on Double Six), and enterprising viewers can also feast their eyes on a special, exclusive-to-the-web performance of a classic Velvet Underground song.

Following his Fallon performance, Cale will hold court at the Brooklyn Academy of Music from Wednesday, January 16 through Saturday, January 19. On January 16, he celebrates the legacy of Velvet Underground vocalist Nico in a performance entitled Life Along The Borderline, featuring special guests Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), Magnetic Fields, Sharon Van Etten, Yeasayer, Peaches, Joan As Police Woman, Nick Franglen (Lemon Jelly, Blacksand), Meshell Ndegeocello and previously unannounced Mercury Rev, Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs, Gutter Twins, Twilight Singers) and Alison Mosshart (The Kills). On January 18 and 19, Cale will perform his classic album, Paris 1919, in its entirety with his band and the 20-piece Wordless Music Orchestra, along with some rare classics and brand new material from Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood.

Wed. Jan. 16 – Brooklyn, NY @ BAM [Life Along The Borderline: A Tribute to Nico]
Fri. Jan. 18 – Brooklyn, NY @ BAM [When Past & Future Collide: Paris 1919]
Sat. Jan. 19 – Brooklyn, NY @ BAM [When Past & Future Collide: Paris 1919]

John Cale Kicks Off West Coast Tour With Cass McCombs This Week

John Cale kicks off his West Coast tour with Cass McCombs tomorrow in support of his new album, Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood (out now on Double Six Records). This week marks the first time in over half a decade that Cale has played some of these western cities. With McCombs in tow, the two are sure to offer a pan-generational demonstration of tireless and timeless songwriting. As a teaser of this iconic pairing, both artists are sharing new tracks today. “Hatred” by John Cale was previously only available as a bonus 7″ that came with the deluxe edition of Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood. “Empty Promises” by Cass McCombs, premiered by Pitchfork today, is the b-side of the Bradley Manning 7″ released earlier this year. You can stream both below.

John Cale Tour Dates:
Tue. Dec. 4 – Portland OR @ Mission Theater w/ Cass McCombs
Thu. Dec. 6 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox w/ Cass McCombs
Sun. Dec. 9 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom w/ Cass McCombs
Tue. Dec. 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey w/ Cass McCombs
Wed. Jan. 16 – Brooklyn, NY @ BAM [Life Along The Borderline: A Tribute to Nico]
Fri. Jan. 18 – Brooklyn, NY @ BAM [When Past & Future Collide: Paris 1919]
Sat. Jan. 19 – Brooklyn, NY @ BAM [When Past & Future Collide: Paris 1919]

In January, as part of the three-night Next Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, John Cale will perform two very special productions. On January 16, he celebrates the legacy of Velvet Underground vocalist Nico – entitled Life Along The Borderline – performing with special guests Nick Franglen (Lemon Jelly, Blacksand), Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), Joan as Police Woman, Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age, Gutter Twins), Magnetic Fields, Meshell Ndegeocello, Peaches, Sharon Van Etten and previously unannounced, Yeasayer. On January 18 and 19, Cale will perform his 1973 landmark album, Paris 1919, in its entirety with his band and the 20-piece Wordless Music Orchestra, followed by music from Cale’s repertoire, including Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood.

Sharon Van Etten to Support Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds on North American Tour

The big news keeps coming with Sharon Van Etten. After completing her final U.S. tour of 2012 in support of Tramp, which culminated with a very special Town Hall show featuring guests including Thurston Moore, Aaron Dessner, Jenn Wasner, Brad Cook, and Peter Silbermann, and releasing the deluxe edition of Tramp a couple of weeks back, Sharon is honored to announce she’ll be touring this spring with Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds! The North American tour kicks off in Dallas on March 14th and currently runs through April 3rd in Denver. Tickets go on sale on Thu. Dec. 6th at 10am local time. Dates are below. Also, on Wed. Jan. 16th, Sharon will join John Cale at the Brooklyn Academy of Music for Life Along the Borderline: A Tribute to Nico.

Additionally, fans of Boardwalk Empire, perhaps you heard Ms. Van Etten’s stunning rendition of Irving Berlin’s “What’ll I Do,” on last night’s season finale? We won’t share any spoilers, but she performed it with a full orchestra a few months ago and it played during an epic scene with Boardwalk favorite, Richard Harrow.

In the meantime, keep an eye out as Tramp is landing on a slew of year-end lists. It’s only Dec. 3rd and already Uncut, MOJO, NME, The Fly, and Paste have recognized it as one of the year’s best. Much more is sure to come!

SHARON VAN ETTEN TOUR DATES
(* with Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds)
Mon. Dec. 3 – London, UK @ Shepherds Bush Empire
Sun. Dec. 9 – Cardiff, UK @ Glee Club
Sat. Dec. 29 – Lorne, AU @ Falls Festival
Sun. Dec. 30 – Melbourne, AU @ The Corner
Mon. Dec. 31 – Marion Bay, AU @ Falls Festival
Wed. Jan. 2 – Brisbane, AU @ The Zoo
Fri. Jan. 4 – Busselton, AU @ Southbound Festival
Sun. Jan. 6 – Sydney, AU @ The Famous Spiegeltent, Sydney Festival
Tue. Jan. 8 – Sydney, AU @ The Famous Spiegeltent, Sydney Festival
Wed. Jan. 9 – Sydney, AU @ The Famous Spiegeltent, Sydney Festival
Thu. March 14 – Dallas, TX @ McFarlin Memorial Auditorium *
Sat. March 16 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium *
Sun. March 17 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel *
Tue. March 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Keswick Theatre *
Wed. March 20 – Bethesda, MD @ Music Center at Strathmore *
Fri. March 22 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis *
Sat. March 23 – Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall *
Sun. March 24 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre *
Thu. March 28 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre *
Fri. March 29 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre *
Mon. April 1 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre *
Wed. April 3 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre *

John Cale Announces West Coast Tour with Cass McCombs

In what is, incredibly, his sixth decade of music-making, John Cale is a tough act to follow, even if you’re the man, himself! And yet Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood, his first full-length studio album since 2005’s blackAcetate, is not just a brilliant addition, but another progression. It’s a record of brilliant modernity that at times echoes former glories, thus inter-mingling the spirit of Cale present and past, with a sense of both wisdom and youthful mischief, of music both disciplined and restless in its nature. Music that began as various rhythms and grooves but has ended up as 12 distinct and richly melodic songs with varying and shifting layers of textures and moods, with lyrics both allegorical and deeply personal. Music, if not for a new society, for a new decade and a renewed vigor.

Via the various links ahead, one can get a glimpse into the creative mind of John Cale. Listen to his NPR Music “Guest DJ” session where he and Bob Boilen discuss Shifty Adventures . . . and other favorites of the moment; watch him chat with The FADER; listen to him perform new songs on WNYC’s “Soundcheck,” and read about the “music of his life” via Pitchfork’s 5-10-15-20. For a more comprehensive article about John Cale’s career, check out Filter’s retrospective. And this is merely a sampling! There’s much more to come.

John Cale is currently overseas, where he just performed on Later. . . With Jools Holland. On October 29th at 2pm Eastern, he’ll be participating in a conversation with producer Matthew Herbert, acclaimed author Richard King and host Emma Warren at Rough Trade East in London, which will be available to livestream via http://www.redbullmusicacademy. Upon his return, he will be playing shows throughout the West Coast in December with Cass McCombs, followed by three very special shows at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in January. A more extensive U.S. tour is on the horizon this spring.

JOHN CALE TOUR DATES:
Tue. Dec. 4 – Portland, OR @ Mission Theatre w/ Cass McCombs
Thu. Dec. 6 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox w/ Cass McCombs
Sun. Dec. 9 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom w/ Cass McCombs
Tue. Dec. 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey w/ Cass McCombs
Wed. Jan. 16 – Brooklyn, NY @ BAM [Life Along The Borderline – tribute to NICO]
Fri. Jan. 18 – Brooklyn, NY @ BAM [When Past & Future Collide: Paris 1919]
Sat. Jan. 19 – Brooklyn, NY @ BAM [When Past & Future Collide: Paris 1919]