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Vinyl Williams - ‘Higher Worlds’

Ahead of debut album Lemniscate - due Nov 12th through No Pain In Pop and Salonislam - LA’s Vinyl Williams has issued a video for lead single ‘Higher Worlds’. As with the completely self-produced, written and performed album, the animation is a singular example of Lionel Williams’ creative luminosity. ”Teal treasure temples and extracelestial landscapes are waiting for you..”. (read more)

Halls - ‘Roses For The Dead’

'Roses For The Dead' - the second single from Halls' debut album Ark, out this week- gets the Sebastian Nevols heart-on-screen treatment.

Halls - Ark stream

Halls' crystalline debut Ark is now available to stream in full ahead of digital release on 15th Oct and full physical release on the 22nd. Pre-orderdirect from the label on CD/DL/LP here.

Early reviews :

One realises that Howard probably doesn’t need to write another song, ever again, as perfection can be a troublesome target to nail twice.” BBC Music

What is clear is that this is a fantastic debut and surely a contender for album of the year. 9/10" The Line Of Best Fit

Nail the Cross V

Label No Pain In Pop and promoters Lanzarote are proud to announce the acts for their 5th Nail The Cross festival of new music and arts.

Joining alumni the XX, Joy Orbison, SBTRKT, These New Puritans, Actress, Hudson Mohawke and Hype Williams will be Tri Angle Record’s outlying synth producer oOoOO; spectral songwriters Deptford Goth and Slime each playing one of their first live sets; and more.. :

FRI 19th OCTOBER 2012

Slime - Deptford Goth - Preditah

Buffalo Tide - Yola Fatoush - Lixo (GETME! / NTS)

No Pain In Pop - Lanzarote

SAT 20th OCTOBER 2012

oOoOO - Dam Mantle -Slackk

Panoram -Eaux - Dear Earth

Tom Lea (Local Action) - No Pain In Pop - Lanzarote

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Echo Lake - ‘Another Day’

A “delightfully bucolic” video for Echo Lake's 'Another Day' - a single from their Wild Peace debut album - just premieried over at Noisey. Directed by Ben Perry and Duncan Christie, it falls ahead of the band’s 15 date October tour, including a British Heart Foundation fundraising show on the 25th at London’s Shacklewell Arms.

Halls - ‘Roses For The Dead’

The second single from Halls' debut album Ark surfaced on Pitchfork today. Download the “understated anthem” below ahead of the album release through No Pain In Pop on Oct 15th, and some newly announced tour dates, including an album launch show in London.

30th October - Ark Album Launch @ Birthdays, London

2nd November - REWIRE Festival, Den Haag, Netherlands

9th November - The Green Door Store, Brighton

10th November - Fear of Fiction Festival @ Lakota, Bristol

12th November - Soup Kitchen, Manchester

Nail the Cross V

No Pain In Pop and promoters Lanzarote are proud to announce the first acts for their 5th Nail The Cross festival of new music. Joining alumni the XX, Joy Orbison, SBTRKT, These New Puritans, Actress, Hudson Mohawke and Hype Williams will be Tri Angle Record’s outlying synth producer oOoOO; spectral songwriters Deptford Goth and Slime each playing one of their first live sets; and more. A second act announcement will be made shortly.

Fri 19th & Sat 20th October @ The Shacklewell Arms, Dalston, London.

oOoOO - Slime -  Deptford Goth - Preditah - Panoram  - Buffalo Tide -  Eaux - Yola Fatoush - Lanzarote - No Pain In Pop - & more TBA.

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Vinyl Williams - Lemniscate

No Pain In Pop are proud to announce Vinyl Williams' debut album Lemniscate will be released through the label on 12th November 2012.

The work of Los Angeles based artist and musician Lionel Williams fuses vast landscapes, multi-religious symbolism, and the supernatural into a paradoxical whirlpool of “mysticism and sonic matrices”. Created and performed solely by songwriter, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and producer Williams, Lemniscate unites these themes into a surreal journey through the tropics of the mind.

Lead track ‘Harmonious Change’ is available for stream and download below.

'Wild Peace'

Filmaker and 20 Jazz Funk Greatser Daniel Nixon - who shot the band’s celebrated ‘Young Silence' - has shot an otherworldly video for Echo Lake's LP title track 'Wild Peace’. Director’s commentary below, and thanks to Fruit Media, Planetside Software and Fractured Films.

Around the time Echo Lake asked me to make a second video for them I’d become a bit obsessed with procedural generation and, with the sweeping strings in Wild Peace, it wasn’t hard to translate that into grand vistas and swooping cameras — something procedural terrain software is very good at. At the same time I kept returning to 50 Watts’ brilliant Space Teriyaki illustration series.  There’s something about the airbrushed emptiness of some of that Sci-Fi art that I couldn’t get out of my head.  Added in to all that, the line in the song about creating ‘an easier time’ and the whole unreal/real/fragile world became the driving theme of the video.  

Echo Lake UK & EIRE tour

Poster by Linda Jarvis

Echo Lake are on the road around the UK and Ireland this October for their first tour, in support of their acclaimed debut record Wild Peace.

'Wild Peace' tour, October 2012

Monday 1st - London / The Lexington (tickets)

Friday 5th - Brighton / The Green Door Store (free entry)

Monday 8th - Manchester / The Castle (tickets)

Tuesday 9th - Glasgow / The Art School (tickets)

Wednesday 10th - Dublin / The Workman’s Club (tickets)

Thursday 11th - Liverpool / Leaf (tickets)

Friday 12th - York / The Basement (tickets)

Saturday 13th - Cambridge / The Portland Arms, Wish You Were Here Festival (tickets)

Tuesday 16th - London / Dingwalls, w/ The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart (tickets)

Thursday 18th - Oxford / Bullingdon Arms (tickets)

Friday 19th - Birmingham / Hare & Hounds (tickets)

Saturday 20th - Cardiff / Swn Festival (tickets)

'White Chalk'

Video for Halls’ ‘White Chalk’, the first single from debut album Ark. Directed by Sebastian Nevols and Robin Ockleford, bathed in white light.