Younghusband unveiled their incredible version of Margo Guryan’s ‘I Don’t Intend To Spend Christmas Without You’ at their show at The Social in London on Monday night (December 9).
Before they finished their set with the cover, the band distributed mince pies which included smart URL to download the song for free from SoundCloud. Grab a copy (sadly minus the mince pie) below:
But please do remember that Younghusband is for life, not just for Christmas. Their debut album ‘Dromes’ is out now and available from iTunes, Amazon and the Sonic Cathedral Shop.
Also, look out for a new single and lots of live dates in the New Year, including these three already announced London shows in January:
January 15 – Notting Hill Arts Club – Tickets
January 21 – Shacklewell Arms – Tickets
January 28 – White Heat @ Madame JoJo’s – Tickets
We can finally reveal that the Very Special Guests who will be playing live at the Sonic Cathedral Christmas Party at The Social, London W1 tonight (Monday, December 9) are Trans – the new band formed by Bernard Butler and Jackie McKeown whose improv krautrock styles were first heard at the Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia a few months back. Needless to say we’re very excited about this. There have been some interesting pieces about the band on both The Guardian and The Quietus recently. Check out these tracks from their debut ‘Red’ EP.
They will be followed by our very own Younghusband, who as well as playing their last live show of a very busy 2013, will be releasing their specially recorded Christmas song on a new format that would bring the music industry to its knees, if it wasn’t already. It’s either called the MincePie3 or the MPie3, and it features a Tesco Everyday Value mince pie with a download code planted in it. Simple. Effective. Edible.
If all of that and the fact that the whole evening is FREE wasn’t enough to entice you into the warm, then the legend that is Justin Robertson will be manning the decks for the evening and has promised plenty of “festive psych freak out and far out festive scenes”. We’re in, are you?
If so, there’s a Facebook event here which has more info and times on it.
We are very proud to announce that we will release Dean Wareham‘s self-titled solo album on March 10, 2014. The nine-track album is the former Galaxie 500 and Luna man’s debut full-length outing and comes hot on the heels of the ‘Emancipated Hearts’ mini-album.
The record was produced in Louisville, Kentucky, by Jim James of My Morning Jacket. More details, including artwork and tracklisting, will be revealed shortly and pre-orders will commence in the New Year.
In the meantime, there’s the small matter of Dean’s shows in the UK and France this week. He will be joined by a band comprising Britta Phillips, Anthony LaMarca and ‘Emancipated Hearts’ producer Jason Quever (who also supports in his guise as Papercuts) and has promised a mixture of new songs and material by both of his former bands. Here’s the setlist from the show in San Francisco the other week:
Don’t delay in buying tickets, at the time of writing this there are just two left for the London shows. Here are the details:
Wednesday, December 4 – Manchester – Ruby Lounge – TICKETS
Thursday, December 5 – London – St Pancras Old Church – SOLD OUT
Friday, December 6 – London – St Pancras Old Church – TICKETS
Saturday, December 7 – Paris – Point Ephémère – TICKETS
Dean’s solo mini-album ‘Emancipated Hearts’ is out now.
Disappears, one of our favourite American bands of recent years, play a show for us at The Lexington in London tonight (November 26). Even better they are supported by one of our current favourite British bands (Vision Fortune, whose album ‘Mas Fiestas Con El Grupo Vision Fortune’ and EP ‘Night Jukes’ have been played to death at SC headquarters) and an exciting new group making their live debut (The Great Electric, featuring Darren Hayman and Pete Gofton among others, who describe themselves as “Hawkwind in Wallabees”).
Tickets are still available here.
Disappears frontman Brian Case previously played with a number of bands including 90 Day Men and The Ponys – who played a memorable Sonic Cathedral show way back when – but his current band are incredible. Their muscular krautrock is shot through with a real post-punk sensibility, never more so than on their most recent album ‘Era’, their first since the departure of drummer Steve Shelley (yeah, that one). It’s a deliciously dark record, here are a couple highlights from it:
They also contributed a cover of ‘Trans Europa Express’ to our Kraftwerk tribute single, which came out yesterday. We will be selling the last few copies at the gig tonight.
We are having a Christmas party at The Social, London W1 on Monday, December 9 and you’re all invited. It’s free to get in and there will be live sets from Younghusband and some Very Special Guests. Our DJ for the evening is the one and only Justin Robertson.
If all this is not enough to entice you out on a cold Monday night, we will also be giving away mince pies containing a download code for Younghusband’s soon-to-be-revealed Christmas song. So, please come and celebrate with The Label That Celebrates Itself.
Here’s the Facebook event if you fancy letting other people know that you’re intending to come!