Emancipator – Elephant Survival [Listen]

Fresh back from the christmas holiday season and I feel like I’ve already got a lot of things to catch up with. This one arrived before Christmas and seemed to go right under my radar.

Emancipator has released a brilliant new track with samples straight from the Elephant Revival track Forgiveness. It takes all the best bits from the original track and applies Doug Appling’s distinct ‘organic’ trip-hop style with great results. It’s also FREE which is always a bonus and leaves you with no reason not to check it out.

Elephant Survival by emancipator

If you want to catch him live, Emancipator is also on tour for the next couple of months (though there’s a distinct lack of UK shows!); dates are as follows.

1/18 – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
1/19 – Lousiville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
1/20 – Nashville, TN @ MAI
1/21 – Atlanta, GA @ King Plow Arts Center
1/22 – Gainesville, FL @ The Vault
1/25 – Starkville, MS @ Rick’s
1/26 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
1/27 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
1/28 – Floyd, VA @ Sun Music Hall
2/1   – Philadelphia, PA @ Blockley Pourhouse
2/2   – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
2/3   – Ithaca, NY @ Castaways
2/4   – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
2/5   – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
2/8   – Buffalo, NY @ Soundlab
2/9   – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
2/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
2/11 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
2/14 – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
2/15 – Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club
2/16 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Live
2/17 – Chicago, IL @ The Mid
2/18 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Loft at Barfly

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Youth Lagoon Announces Spring Tour for 2012 [News]

Off the back of the absolutely fantastic The Year of Hibernation (released last month in the UK ), Youth Lagoon has announced a spring tour with dates in the US, Australia, Japan and Europe. The album ranked #21 on SPIN magazines best 50 albums of 2011 and for good reason. It’s been a good year for music and this was one of the highlights for me. Tour dates are as follows.

01-19 Seattle, WA – Neumos
01-20 Vancouver, British Columbia – Biltmore
01-21 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
02-15 Melbourne, Australia – The Toff in Town
02-16 Sydney, Australia – Oxford Art Factory
02-18 Tokyo, Japan – Hostess Club Weekender
02-23 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
02-24 Koln, Germany – Gebaude 9
02-25 Paris, France – Point Ephemere
02-27 Brussels, Belgium – Botanique
02-28 Munich, Germany – 59 To 1
02-29 Berlin, Germany – Postbahnhof
03-02 Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser
03-03 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
03-06 London, England – Electrowerkz
03-10 Salt Lake City – Urban Lounge
03-11 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
03-12 Lawrence, KS – Jackpot Music Hall
03-18 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
03-19 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
03-20 Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder
03-21 Orlando, FL – The Social
03-22 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
03-23 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
03-24 Washington, DC – Rock N Roll Hotel
03-26 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
03-27 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
03-28 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
03-29 Cambridge, MA – Middle East Downstairs
03-30 Montreal, Quebec – La Sala Rossa
03-31 Toronto, Ontario – Lee’s Palace
04-02 Indianapolis, IN – Radio Radio
04-03 St. Louis, MO – Firebird
04-04 Chicago, IL – Metro
04-05 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
04-08 Mexico City, Mexico – Indie O Fest
04-11 San Diego, CA – Porter’s Pub
04-12 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
04-13 San Francisco, CA – The Independent

http://soundcloud.com/youth-lagoon/cannons

If you’re interested in grabbing the album (which I highly recommend) you can find it at Lefse Records The Year of Hibernation.