out now: Hawkinson – Stillleben EP [Phunkit Records]

 

Artist:
Hawkinson

 

Title:
Stillleben EP

 

Label:
Phunkit Records

 

Cat#:
PHK 023

 

Release Date:
28th July 5th 12th 30th August 2011

 

Format:
12 inch & digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Stillleben

02)
Stillleben
(Akiko Kiyama Remix)

03)
Unterholz

 

Press Info:
It seems like Hawkinson has drawn his inspiration from the lush crackling whispering of the woods. Akiko seems to see it the same way and with her remix makes a compelling overall package of the second “12” by Phunkit. “Unterholz” is a crisp driving, deep techno roller with playful percussion elements, subtle functionally-held choral dubs and a bass line drily humming to itself. “Stillleben” crackles bone-dry and elegantly at the same time, the light melodic phrases form a great contrast to the massive wall of bass. Akiko is tinkering a little organic dust monster out of “Stillleben”. Definitely superb how she is breathing her principle of life into the whole theme, so that you almost wish the track would never end.

 

Listen:

 

Video:

Video created by the29nov films.

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
Rdio
Spotify
more soon

 

Buy Vinyl:
deejay.de
djshop.de
decks.de
music-head.de
Jet Set Records JP
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Junodownload
Beatport
Amazon
iTunes
Google Play
more soon

 

Websites:
Hawkinson
Phunkit Records

 

out now: Big Deal – Lights Out [Mute]

Artist:
Big Deal

Title:
Lights Out

Label:
Mute

Cat#:
STUMM332

Release Date:
5th September 2011 (UK), 20th January 2012 (Europe)

Format:
CD, vinyl+CD & digital

Tracklist:

01)
Distant Neighborhood

02)
Chair

03)
Cool Like Kurt

04)
Swoon

05)
Homework

06)
Talk

07)
With The World At My Feet

08)
Locked Up

09)
Summer Cold

10)
Visions

11)
Seraphine

12)
Pi

13a)
Ophelia

13b)
Mai Joy

BonusCD-01)
Distant Neighborhood
(Home Demo Version)

BonusCD-02)
Visions
(Home Demo Version)

BonusCD-03)
Homework
(Home Demo Version)

BonusCD-04)
Swoon
(Home Demo Version)

Track 13a is digital bonus for Amazon. Track 13b is digital bonus for iTunes.
Bonus disc is only available via Rough Trade – see buy links below.

Info :
It is with great excitement that Big Deal unveil details of their eagerly anticipated debut album Lights Out, released on 29 August, and new single Chair, out on Mute on 22August 2011 in addition to a series of dates that includes a very special show at the Tamesis Dock, a converted barge on the Albert Embankment, London, on 24 August.

With the strum of an acoustic guitar set against the fuzzed out chords of an electric guitar and the tones of a boy / girl vocal, the band announced their arrival in the summer of last year. Since then Kacey Underwood and Alice Costelloe have been making waves with their tales of teen angst and adult compromise.

Lights Out, co-produced by Underwood and Dean Reid, emerges from its bedroom beginnings as a collection of 12 deeply personal songs with universal appeal, innately tapping into the innocence, insecurity, wonder and (sometimes unrequited) love and lust of relationships. The album opens with the nostalgic sweep of the Distant Neighborhood, a blissful, sun-kissed introduction. The raw, confessional Talk perfectly illustrates the push-pull of relationships, Seraphine is enchanting in its deep reflection while Homework is achingly beautiful in its schoolyard simplicity. Locked Up, a wall-of-sound swoon fleshed out from its early recordings, could well be one of the most raggedly affecting love songs this year. Overall, these are songs which are structurally sparse yet emotively rich, sweet and seductive yet raw and jagged.

To coincide with the release of the Lights Out, Big Deal release a new single Chair, a highlight from an album brimming with potential singles. Bringing together electric fuzz and acoustic sheen, the track is a bittersweet 3 minutes about longing to take a crush to the next level, centred around the poignant lyrics: “You don’t trust me to sit on your bed / Put me on a chair in the corner instead.”

Listen:
“Chair”

“Talk”

“Locked Up”

“13”

“Homework”

Free download:
#1 not any longer available

Videos:
“13” (acoustic peformance)

“Homework”

“Chair”

“Distant Neighborhood”

Buy:
MuteBank (CD)
MuteBank (vinyl+CD)
Rough Trade (CD + bonus CD)
Rough Trade (vinyl+CD + bonus CD)
HMV (CD)
HMV (vinyl+CD)
Amazon GER (CD)
Amazon GER (vinyl+CD)
Amazon UK (CD)
Amazon UK (vinyl+CD)
Amazon US (CD – Import)
Amazon US (vinyl – Import)
iTunes (digital)
7digital (digital)
Amazon UK (digital – 12 tracks)
Amazon UK (digital – 13 tracks)

Websites:
Big Deal
Big Deal @ Facebook
Mute
Mute @ Facebook
Mute Germany @ Facebook

[News]: Mark Reeder Remix for Depeche Mode?

Not confirmed yet, but it seems that Mark Reeder (founder of MFS Records, discovered Paul van Dyk) did a remix of “Sweetest Perfection” which perhaps will be now released on his upcoming remix compilation.

Read detailed album info here

Read an interview with Mark Reeder here

Websites:
Mark Reeder
Depeche Mode
Mark Reeder