Posts tagged Paw Tracks.

'One day, we'll cast a retrospective gaze back over the highly sublime lifework of Paw Tracks signee Dent May and realise we gravely undervalued one of the most evocative, and should be epochal songwriters of this day and age – the Elvis Costello of the link bait generation, if you will. And, having matured from gawky uke geek to swoonsome crooner on last year’s Do Things, May might well have found his truest of form as he here returns with the astoundingly glitzy Born Too Late – the sort of melodramatic belter that, albeit appositely, would’ve surely tied the United States of a now distant ’70s up in rapture for a decade or so. Replete with the lingering grandiosity once renowned of the tragically now extinct Super Furry Animals, blithe synth undercurrents and bingo hall grooves to have your gramma sashaying arthritically about the place, it’s an absolute tour de force of compulsively backdated genius.’



Born Too Late is lifted from May’s forthcoming third, Warm Blanket, which is anticipated next month on Animal Collective’s native imprint, Paw Tracks.

Gallery: I’ll Be Your Mirror, Alexandra Palace, May 4th 2013.

I'll Be Your Mirror

Anika

Anika

I'll Be Your Mirror

Big Freedia

I'll Be Your Mirror

Prince Rama

Prince Rama

King Khan & The Shrines

I'll Be Your Mirror

The Field

Dirty Beaches

Dirty Beaches

Dirty Beaches

Dirty Beaches

I'll Be Your Mirror

The Locust

The Locust

Mick Harvey

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

'Returning for a third outing, if this year streamlined to but the one solitary day next month is to witness the return of All Tomorrow's Parties' tangential I’ll Be Your Mirror festival to Alexandra Palace for an afternoon-cum-early evening-cum-black night shebang which looks set to be explosive, and so too expansive as any other. For where previous editions have focussed on altogether gloomier aesthetics (Portishead called upon anyone and everyone from DOOM and Company Flow to Swans and GY!BE, whilst last year featured the likes of the Melvins, Slayer, Codeine and so on) this year’s bill is of a rather more optimistic, and thus estival disposition. Only time will tell if it’s able to compensate for the drastic lack of springtime Britain at large is currently suffering from, though our sprightly highlights for this May 4th are thus.’

Featuring the likes of The FieldDirty Beaches, Anika, Prince Rama and of course headliners and curators Yeah Yeah Yeahs, we present Dots & Dashes’ Fest Bests for next month’s IBYM 2013.

"I just kinda started asking myself these questions about what pop music’s role is in carrying these mass messages; these unconscious messages of mass destruction. Or mass salvation? It just depended on the song. For one of them, we were looking to channel the ‘Jonestown Massacre by way of the Bee Gees’ Stayin’ Alive, and that’s almost this message, you know, of survival. And I was like: ‘Well, if the world were to end this year, I wanna write the Top 10 singles album documenting whatever it was that was the number one hit at that particular time.’ I guess that’s kinda how it turned out."

Dots & Dashes talk the impending apocalypse, pop, and Paw Tracks with Prince Rama’s Taraka Larson…