Twilight premiere “Swarming Funeral Mass”

Chicago’s black metal assembly, TWILIGHT will release their third and final album,III: Beneath Trident’s Tomb on March 18 via Century Media. Six tracks will appear on the record and we have a premiere of “Swarming Funeral Mass” now at Invisible Oranges:

Check it out here:

http://www.invisibleoranges.com/2014/02/song-debut-twilight-swarming-funeral-mass/

 

Released as a digipack and LP (1000 pressed worldwide, 700 purple (US) and 300 black ), III is much more an experimental album than its predecessors. It’s a dark, uncomfortable listen.

 

The official track listing is as follows:

 

1.     Lungs (Whitehead/Jameson)

2.     Oh Wretched Son (Giannopoulos/Whitehead/Jameson)

3.     Swarming Funereal Mass (Whitehead/Jameson)

4.     Seek No Shelter Fevered Ones (Giannopoulos/Whitehead/Jameson)

5.     A Flood of Eyes (Giannopoulos/Moore/Whitehead/Jameson)

6.     Below Lights (Parker/Jameson)

 

III: Beneath Trident’s Tomb’s album lineup is:

 

N. Imperial – vocals

Wrest – drums/bass/vocals

Stavros Giannopoulos – guitars/vocals

Sanford Parker – synths/electronics/production

Thurston Moore – guitar/vocals

 

TWILIGHT online:

www.facebook.com/TwilightBlackMetal

Yoko Ono Releases ‘tUnE-yArDs as YOKO’

In 2010, Yoko Ono performed several shows with the Plastic Ono Band and special guests. At the Orpheum in Los Angeles, Iggy Pop, Mike Watt, Thurston Moore, Kim Gordon, Perry Farrell, RZA, Lady Gaga, Carrie Fisher and Joseph Gordon-Levitt paid tribute to Yoko, performing songs from throughout her career.

Yoko also invited a young group she had recently fallen in love with: tUnE-yArDs, whose breakthrough album, Whokill, was still a year away. tUnE-yArDs wowed the audience and famous guests, updating the original 1972 lyrics of Yoko’s “We’re All Water.” Yoko loved their performance and urged tUnE-yArDs to record the song for this benefit single, second in a series of 10″ records, each with a different artist performing Yoko songs.

Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs described the project: “Getting familiar with Yoko’s vast body of work has been a true education for me. When it came time to choose one of Yoko’s songs to cover, and then later one to remix, I had the opportunity to delve into the ground-breaking, punk-before-punk, radical, brave and brilliant work she had done, album after album. More musicians should learn Yoko’s history as a songwriter and performer — she’s been light years ahead of us for decades.” Yoko replied: “Merrill, Thank you for giving your love to “We’re All Water.” It’s incredible!”

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Also included is tUnE-yArDs’ remix of Yoko’s song “Warrior Woman,” an out-take from the Plastic Ono Band’s “Feeling The Space” album (1973). The remix is a sneak preview of a 2nd volume of the critically acclaimed Yes, I’m A Witch to be released later this year, featuring re-inventions of ONO’s catalog by an eclectic group of cutting edge artists.

The 10″ records are a limited edition of 1000 copies. On the flip side of each is a Yoko etching.

Profits from the records, and 100% of income from the downloads (at http://www.ChimeraMusic.com) are being donated by Yoko, Tune-yards and Chimera Music to the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, who have been doing great work for one of the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy, providing emergency food and shelter, and helping families and businesses get back on their feet.

On downloads purchased from iTunes in the U.S., iTunes is also donating their share of income to the cause. Thank you iTunes.

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 *

TWILIGHT signs with Century Media Records; set to begin recording new album this August

Century Media Records is proud to announce the signing of the black metal outfit TWILIGHT! Composed of some of the most talented members of the underground metal community, TWILIGHT previously released two full-length albums (2005’s Twilight and 2010’s Monument to Time End) and is ready to begin work on a third album this August– this time, with Thurston Moore (CHELSEA LIGHT MOVING, SONIC YOUTH) added to the band’s ranks. In regards to joining TWILIGHT, Thurston Moore comments, “We’re not coming together to make music, we’re joining forces to destroy all rational thought.”

TWILIGHT’s upcoming album will be produced by the band’s own Sanford Parker (NACHTMYSTIUM, MINSK) and will see a 2013 release worldwide via Century Media Records. Stay tuned for more news about TWILIGHT coming soon!

TWILIGHT line-up 2012
Blake Judd (NACHTMYSTIUM) — guitars
Sanford Parker (NACHTMYSTIUM, MINSK) — synth and production
Thurston Moore (CHELSEA LIGHT MOVING, SONIC YOUTH) — guitars
Stavros Giannopoulos (THE ATLAS MOTH) — guitar
Wrest (LEVIATHAN) — drums and bass
Imperial (KRIEG) — vocals

TWILIGHT online:
http://www.facebook.com/TwilightBlackMetal

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Yoko Ono, Thurston Moore & Kim Gordon to Release “Early In The Morning” 10″ Vinyl Record

Limited edition “Early in the Morning” 10″ vinyl record will be available in stores in US June 19th and Europe July 3rd. Beautifully pressed on one-sided 10″ vinyl with an etching by Yoko on the flip side. Length: 14:36. Limited edition of 1000.

Profits will be donated to Ashinaga Rainbow House, which is building a Rainbow House in Tohoku to aid orphans of the 3.11 tsunami.

Available mail order now at Sonic Youth and Chimera Music.

Available for download now at Chimera Music and June 19 at iTunes and Amazon.

An Invisible Flower is an illustrated story by 19-year-old Yoko Ono circa 1952! It’s being published by Chimera Library (through Chronicle Books) as a gorgeous, hardcover book of 48 pages of pastel drawings. A special boxed edition is available at Chimera Music for fine art collectors. The boxed edition is reproduced true to the original with SOLEGRAPH digital art printing. For decades, Yoko kept the drawings in a box on the family book shelf, and son Sean remembered finding the box when he was a child. The drawings (on letter paper) were out of order, and Sean had to figure out the “proper” order of the pages. This inspired the boxed edition.