Posts made in May, 2011

Already a favorite amongst Boston critics and fans upon its limited release late last year, Boston-based Faces on Film’s hauntingly beautiful sophomore album, Some Weather, will receive the proper release it deserves when it is re-released digitally by Nice Music Group (Ed Harcourt, Idlewild) on July 19.  The reissue, which will also include several previously unreleased songs, will coincide with a tour with dream-folk songstress Marissa Nadler.  The two-week jaunt, which will kick off in Montreal on July 18, will zig-zag across the east coast and mid-west with shows in New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Chicago, where Faces on Film, the musical alias of multi-instrumentalist Mike Fiore, will be accompanied by a full band to bring his sepia-toned songs to life.  Following the tour, he will play a hometown show with Mirah at Calderwood Courtyard at the Museum Of Fine Arts, Boston on August 17.

July 18 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore

July 19 – Toronto, ON @ Supermarket

July 21 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas

July 22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club

July 23 – Madison, WI @ Frequency

July 25 – Pontiac, MI @ Pike

July 27 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge

July 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Chapel

July 29 – Washington, DC @ Red Palace

July 30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Littlefield

August 17 – Boston, MA @ Calderwood Courtyard at the MFA Boston w/ Mirah *
*without Marissa Nadler

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IVY will release their long-awaited fifth studio album this fall, title/release date TBA, on Nettwerk Records. The upcoming release — written, produced and mixed by the band in their own Manhattan studio — is their first in six years and the follow up to 2005’s critically acclaimed In The Clear.

Fans will get a taste of the new album when Ivy releases their first single, “Distant Lights,” on June 7, 2011. A slow-building, hypnotic and danceable track, “Distant Lights” manages to sound simultaneously like classic Ivy and like nothing they’ve ever quite done before. Singer Dominique Durand says, “This record feels like a new beginning for Ivy. We have never been as excited about one of our records as we are about this one.”

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