Death and Taxes Unleashes New Ski Lodge Video :: Album Out August 20 On Dovecote

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SKI LODGEDeath + Taxes Unleashes “Boy” Video 
Big Heart LP Out August 20 On Dovecote Records“Mixing a dash of The Smiths’ swagger with more worldly influences”—Brooklyn Vegan“Ski Lodge’s songs are most impressive not for their simplicity or for their general vibes, but for their striking clarity and attention to detail, as well as hooks so strong you couldn’t ignore them if you tried.”–The L Magazine“Think, Real Estate and The Smiths. Marr writes about nostalgic memories of youth on top of his indie surf jams.” – Earmilk“The album is preceded by first single, “Boy”, one of the catchiest ways to convey total suffocation and a perfect ode to summer heartache.” – Consequence of Sound

Click Above To Watch the “Boy” Video Via Death + Taxes

Album Release Party August 20th at Glasslands!!

Twenty-plus years of stories, twenty-plus years of perfecting music’s craft, Ski Lodge‘sBig Heart is exactly what a debut record should be: the culmination of a creative force’s life on this planet. Andrew Marr, the multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter behindSki Lodge, has created a deeply personal record that overflows with lush melodies and insatiably catchy choruses. His songs occasionally deal with dark matters—infidelity, painful break-ups, loneliness, disjointed father-son dynamics—but Marr bathes them in a blissful light ripe for sing-alongs.”I try to write songs honestly, and a lot of the things going on in my head that I struggle with might be deemed ‘dark,’ but I don’t think that means I can’t sing about them in a way that is musically upbeat or poppy,” Marr says, from his home in New York City. It’s a dichotomy that also translates to Marr’s choice for musical moniker. He explains the name Ski Lodge “evoked an image of being warm by a fire, alone or with friends, while outside exists the cold and cruel winter.”Big Heart, Ski Lodge’s debut full-length, out this summer on Dovecote Records, is Marr’s fullest realization of this hot and cold split. Marr wrote all of the lyrics and music, and played nearly every sound that ended up on the record. However, this was the first time the 26-year-old worked in a professional studio with a producer, the indelibleLewis Pesacov (Best CoastFool’s Gold), over several weeks in Los Angeles. The combination of Marr’s intrinsic songwriting and Pesacov’s LA-defining production skills resulted in music with fuller breadth and scope than Ski Lodge’s previous release without losing any of the wry innocence that made 2011’s self-titled debut EP so much fun.The one exception is the lead single “Just To Be Like You,” which was recorded with the full band in Upstate New York using producer Kevin McMahon (The WalkmenReal Estate). Prefix Mag called the track “sugary sweet pop,” while Pitchfork warned its readers not to “be deceived by the energetic, hopscotching riff” before lauding the single’s dark depths. The song and its accompanying video of cult imagery are an exploration of contrast that fits in perfectly with both the album and Ski Lodge as a whole: deeply affecting and unmistakably danceable.

Big Heart Track Listing:

1.  Anything To Hurt You
2.  Boy (Listen via Bullett)
3.  Looking For A Change
4.  Big heart
5.  You Can’t Just Stop Being Cruel
6.  Dragging Me To Hell
7.  I Always Thought
8.  Does It Bring You Down
9.  Just To Be Like You (Listen via Pitchfork)
10. Down On This Southern Tip
11. I Can’t Tell

For more information on Ski Lodge, give us a shout!:
Mona Dehghan, mona@girlie.com212989.2222 ext 125

Spin Premieres Ski Lodge’s ‘Just To Be Like You’ Video

Watch ‘Just To Be Like You’ At Spin!!!

Buy Ski Lodge On iTunes!!!

 

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Formed in 2011 by Andrew MarrBrooklyn band Ski Lodge returns with another installment of jangle pop perfection on Dovecote Records.  Following up their self titled 12″ EP release, Ski Lodge share their new single recorded and produced by Kevin McMahon (Swans, The Walkmen, Real Estate). “Just To Be Like You” finds Marr joined by Jared O’ConnellJohn Barinaga, and Tim McCoy.

Ski Lodge brings to mind the great tradition of C-86bands (or even the other great band with a guitarist named Marr), but with a modern day East Coasttwist. Live they bring their incredible melodies and instrumental precision to the next level, do not miss them on the road.  Stay tuned for details on a forthcoming full length release!

Press Quotes:

“Owes more than a little to early-’80s janglers Orange Juice and The Smiths. It’s pretty darn catchy.”— Brooklyn Vegan

“Intoning every vowel with a nasal ennui”— Pitchfork

“Ski Lodge’s songs are most impressive not for their simplicity or for their general vibes, but for their striking clarity and attention to detail, as well as hooks so strong you couldn’t ignore them if you tried.”–The L Magazine

“Think, Real Estate and The Smiths. Marr writes about nostalgic memories of youth on top of his indie surf jams.” — Earmilk

“Marr keeps things original with soulful, blues-y rhythms and melodies” — Wild Honey Pie

Tour Dates:

Apr 16th New York, NY | Bowery Ballroom % 
Apr 26th  Seattle, WA | Barboza #
Apr 27th Portland, OR | Doug Fir Lounge #
Apr 29th San Francisco, CA | Bottom Of The Hill #
Apr 30th Los Angeles, CA | The Echo #
May 1st San Diego, CA | Soda Bar #
May 2nd Phoenix, AZ | Rhythm Room #
May 4th El Paso, TX | Lowbrow Palace #
May 6th Dallas. TX | Three Links #
May 7th Austin, TX | Holy Mountain #
May 8th Houston, TX | Fitzgeralds #

% w/ Born Ruffians, Moon King
# w/ Chad Valley

 

Links:

Ski Lodge Website
Ski Lodge Facebook
Ski Lodge Twitter

Pitchfork Premieres New Ski Lodge Single ‘Just To Be Like You’

Listen To ‘Just To Be Like You’ Now Via Pitchfork!!!

Formed in 2011 by Andrew MarrBrooklyn band Ski Lodge returns with another installment of jangle pop perfection on Dovecote Records.  Following up their self titled 12″ EP release, Ski Lodge share their new single recorded and produced by Kevin McMahon (Swans, The Walkmen, Real Estate). “Just To Be Like You” finds Marr joined by Jared O’ConnellJohn Barinaga, and Tim McCoy.

Ski Lodge brings to mind the great tradition of C-86 bands (or even the other great band with a guitarist named Marr), but with a modern day East Coasttwist. Live they bring their incredible melodies and instrumental precision to the next level, do not miss them on the road.  Stay tuned for details on a forthcoming full length release!

Press Quotes:

“Ski Lodge’s songs are most impressive not for their simplicity or for their general vibes, but for their striking clarity and attention to detail, as well as hooks so strong you couldn’t ignore them if you tried.”–The L Magazine

“Think, Real Estate and The Smiths. Marr writes about nostalgic memories of youth on top of his indie surf jams.” — Earmilk

“Marr keeps things original with soulful, blues-y rhythms and melodies” — Wild Honey Pie

“Mixing a dash of The Smiths’ swagger with more wordly influences”–Soundbites NYC

Links:

Ski Lodge Website
Ski Lodge Facebook
Ski Lodge Twitter

Tour Dates:

 

March/ SXSW Dates

Mar 8th  Brooklyn, NY | Muchmores
Mar 9th  Philadelphia, PA | Cha Cha Razzi
Mar 10th Chicago, IL | Empty Bottle
Mar 13th SXSW  | Banners Day Party @ 12.30pm
Mar 16th SXSW I Hype Hotel @ 8pm

Tour With Chad Valley
Apr 26th  Seattle, WA | Barboza
Apr 27th Portland, OR | Doug Fir Lounge
Apr 29th San Francisco, CA | Bottom Of The Hill
Apr 30th Los Angeles, CA | The Echo
May 1st San Diego, CA | Soda Bar
May 2nd Phoenix, AZ | Rhythm Room
May 4th El Paso, TX | Lowbrow Palace
May 6th Dallas. TX | Three Links
May 7th Austin, TX | Holy Mountain
May 8th Houston, TX | Fitzgeralds