Having been a band for over two decades, Evansville, IN’s Mock Orange have seen and done quite a bit throughout the years. Despite releasing a handful of ever-evolving albums and EPs, touring the world over, and slowly amassing a devoted fanbase, there was bound to be a hiccup at some point. It arrived upon the culmination of the band’s most recent recording sessions when a hard drive failure meant all of their recordings were in jeopardy. Fast forward a couple years — and several hard drive specialists later — and the recordings were finally recovered safely.
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Conceived by TBTCI Records with the contribution of all bands present in this project.
We are dedicated this tribute to Peter Hook, Bernard Sumner, Gillian Gilbert and Stephen Morris.
The House of Love are one of the greatest, most underrated British guitar bands. Hailing from London in the late 80’s, their detailed psychedelic guitar work marked a new era in guitar renaissance. The House of Love’s music is filled with melancholic splendor. Clear, shimmering electric guitars, warm sonic acoustics, along with Guy Chadwick’s tormented, joyful and florid tone and lyrics remind us of their songwriting brilliance. The House of Love stand on their own. From their unparalleled produced studio albums to their powerful live performances, their music transcends the test of time.
- Victor MA Nash (Appeal to Heaven)
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Australia’s Gallery of Modern Art commissioned Xiu Xiu to reinterpret the music from Twin Peaks for their David Lynch: Between Two Worlds exhibition. Since then, the band has performed select concerts all over the globe culminating in a proper studio album of the compositions.
"It’s difficult to overstate the cultural impact of Twin Peaks 25 years ago. Transferring his art-house cinema ethic to the small screen, David Lynch’s cerebral, surrealist murder mystery series towered like a desert skyscraper over the wastelands of mainstream US TV drama.
A large part of the series’ appeal lay in the hypnotic, spectral soundtrack that won a Grammy for its composer, Angelo Badalamenti. Invited earlier this year to reinterpret that music for a Lynch retrospective at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Californian avant-noise trio Xiu Xiu have now taking their work on a world tour." - The Guardian