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The music lineup for the 8th annual Lightning in a Bottle International Music and Arts Festival produced by The Do LaB has been announced, with electronic pioneers Nicolas Jaar, Rusko, Tycho, Paper Diamond, Emancipator, PANTyRAiD, Lee Burridge, GRiZ and more to headline.
The country’s premier boutique music and arts festival also includes the sounds of Miguel Migs, Eskmo, Tim Green, Cari Lekebusch, Blockhead, and Kastle. In addition to the world class talent above, other notables include house legend François K, the emerging indie melodies of Blackbird Blackbird, Los Angeles Icon Jason Bentley, the foot-stomping anthems of Herbert Bail Orchestra, plus over 100 more industry leading acts and of course the performance-art enhanced vision of The Lucent Dossier Experience.
This year, with new dates from July 11 to July 15, 2013, and a new location at Lake Skinner County Park in Temecula, CA, The Do LaB continues on their journey to bring to life one of the most unique festivals in the world.
Over the past eight years, The Do LaB has worked tirelessly to produce the most innovative festival on the international circuit, transcending any typical perception of the modern gathering. By fusing the energy of the bass music sound with the introspective qualities of installation art, performance art, spiritual living workshops, and an overriding sense of conscious sustainability, Lightning in a Bottle has risen to unparalleled heights.
In the words of one of the The Do LaB’s event creation visionaries, “Our goal with the music is to create a positive and uplifting experience, with a good balance of beautiful melodic music and good old party music. After 4 months of in depth research and a lot of listening we tried to cover as many genres as possible that we feel fit the vibe that we’re trying to create with Lightning in a Bottle.”- Jesse Flemming, Co-Founder/Curator, The Do LaB.
Much of Lightning in a Bottle’s intimate singularity is expressed through The Lucent Temple of Consciousness, an amazing sanctuary for all participants to enrich the soul and inspire the spirit. The 2013 schedule inside the Lucent Temple, built out of recycled and found objects, will include over 300 different experiences in yoga, workshops, speakers and exotic world music.
For more information about Lightning in a Bottle, and to purchase tickets, visit http://lightninginabottle.org. Follow LIB at facebook.com/LightningInaBottle or The Do LaB at facebook.com/thedolab or www.twitter.com/thedolab.
ABOUT THE DO LAB / LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE
Based in Los Angeles, The Do LaB’s mission is to craft experience as art and bring communities together. Aside from showcasing electronic music artists throughout Southern California, The Do LaB is well known for creating unique art installations/stages and curating cutting edge acts at the inner misting Oasis stage at Coachella in addition to producing Southern California’s Lightning in a Bottle and the game changing 2012 Winter Solstice event The Great Convergence which took place at the pyramids of Giza in Egypt. The Do Lab’s work has also been showcased at Virgin Music Festival, Global Gathering, Portugal’s Boom Festival and many more.
Lucent Dossier Experience
The Polish Ambassador
William Close and Earth Harp Collective
Herbert Bail Orchestra
New single Lonesome Dreams
Released 18th March 2013 on Play It Again Sam / I AM SOUND
Full UK Tour this May
“Schneider shows such an unerring ability to locate the sense of yearning and wonder that lies at the heart of
the best Americana” ‘Album of the Week’, The Sunday Times
“Springsteen meets Thoreau” 8/10 Uncut
“Something original” The Observer
“Sounding classic on arrival” ***** Record Collector
“like Fleet Foxes on horseback” Mojo
Following the release of their magnificent and much praised debut album Lonesome Dreams – Lord Huron are pleased to announce their new single will be Lonesome Dreams the title track of the album.
Led by Michigan-born songwriting prodigy and general creative genius Ben Schneider, their sound – a joyous collision of Appalachian percussion, rustic guitars and sumptuous harmonies lit up by the odd lens-flare flash of electronics – has won rave reviews from either side of the Atlantic.
Inspired by the rust coloured canyons and characters of the Wild West (with the emphasis on wild), the record also encompasses short films, intriguing artwork and a series of imagined novels by a fictional ageing wordsmith, the mysterious George Ranger Johnson. “I’m interested in creating a world with its own mythology,” says Schneider, the Michigan native.
Lord Huron began as a solo endeavor in 2010 but Schneider has since enlisted some of his “best amigos” to turn his songs into a powerful live experience: Mark Barry (percussion, vocals), Miguel Briseno (bass, percussion) and Tom Renaud (guitar, vocals). “We’ve got a pretty good working relationship,” he says. “A good wrestling match can solve almost anything we disagree about.”
Now, after a string of sold-out US shows, their stratospheric rise is set to spread to British shores. Described as “a mysterious, powerful force” by LA Weekly, the band’s live shows brings to life the effervescent noise of Lonesome Dreams, an album as vast and easy to lose yourself in as a Sergio Leone cinescape. They’re first shows outside of the US in London in February sold out in days and the band make a return to the UK for a full regional tour including a headline show at the Scala in London in May.
Mon 13 May Cambridge, Junction 2 Cambridge tickets
Tue 14 May London, Scala London tickets
Sat 18 May Leeds, Brudenell Social Club Leeds tickets
Mon 20 May Birmingham, Hare & Hounds Birmingham tickets
Tue 21 May Newcastle, The Cluny Newcastle tickets
Wed 22 May Glasgow, King Tuts Glasgow tickets
Thu 23 may Manchester, Deaf Institute Manchester tickets
ILAN ESHKERI and ANDY BURROWS
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK – RELEASED DECEMBER 17th
(Play It Again Sam Recordings)
Light The Night – The Single, Out December 10th
Play It Again Sam Recordings will release the soundtrack album of Channel 4’s winter highlight, The Snowman and The Snowdog, by Ilan Ishkeri and Andy Burrows, on December 17th. The sequel to the Raymond Briggs-penned, Oscar-winning classic, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this Christmas, The Snowman and The Snowdog is a Briggs-endorsed follow-up created by many of the same team that first brought the much-loved Snowman to life. The sequel carries the magic of the first film, with a modern score by composer Eshkeri and singer/songwriter Burrows that underpins the tale.
The score for The Snowman and The Snowdog was recorded at Abbey Road Studios by the London Metropolitan Orchestra. The 60 piece ensemble was joined by a choir of Andy and Ilan’s friends and musical collaborators, including Emmy The Great, Edith Bowman, All Angels, Celia Graham (Phantom of the Opera) and others. The score features violin from Haylie Ecker (former Bond member), guitar from Tim Wheeler (Ash), piano from the hotly-tipped solo artist Tom Odell, bass from Aristazabal Hawkes (Guilllemots) and drums from Dom Howard (Muse).
The film’s official single Light The Night, written by Andy and Ilan and performed by Andy, features in the iconic flying sequence of The Snowman and The Snowdog, just as ‘Walking in the Air’ featured in the flying sequence of The Snowman in 1982.
Ilan Eshkeri says, ‘The Snowman is an institution in the UK and I am incredibly excited to be involved in the sequel. The music is an iconic part of the film as, without dialogue, it helps to tell the story by expressing the characters’ emotions.’
Andy Burrows adds, ‘It was a huge honour to be asked to write the music with Ilan for The Snowman and The Snowdog. When he first rang me and told me, I dropped the phone. It’s a total dream come true for me. The new film has all the magic of the original and fills you with festive warmth, but floors you and has you in tears at the same time. Working with the same team who were responsible for the original film has been such a fantastic experience.’
Light The Night by Andy Burrows is available for download on iTunes from Monday 10th December, along with the album version of Hometown taken from Burrows’ recent release Company. A re-recorded orchestral version of Hometown features on the soundtrack. Both orchestral tracks will feature on the official soundtrack released digitally worldwide on Monday 17th December. Full tracklisting is as follows:
A New Beginning; Christmas; Building The Snowman; The Snowman & The Snowdog; Light The Night; Snowman Carnival; Downhill Race; Flying Home; Goodbye; Light The Night (Single Mix); Hometown (Flying Home); The Snowman and The Snowdog (Full Score).
The Snowman and The Snowdog will premiere on Channel 4 on Christmas Eve at 8pm.
UK TOUR ANNOUNCED
The Snowman and The Snowdog
Light The Night / Hometown (Single) – Dec 10th
Andy Burrows has announced details of a UK tour in February 2013. Burrows, whose superb solo album, Company, was released last month, will play shows that include a date at London’s Bush Hall on February 21st, with tickets on sale today (December 3rd).
As previously announced, Andy Burrows has – with the composer Ilan Eskeri – written the soundtrack for Channel 4’s Christmas highlight, The Snowman and The Snowdog, the sequel to the Raymond Briggs-penned, Oscar-winning classic that was first broadcast 30 years ago. Created by many of the same team that first brought the much-loved Snowman to life, the sequel carries the magic of the first film, with a modern score by Eshkeri and Burrows that underpins the tale to stunning effect.
The film’s official single Light The Night, written by Andy and Ilan and performed by Andy, features in the iconic flying sequence of The Snowman and The Snowdog, just as Walking in the Air featured in the flying sequence of The Snowman in 1982.
Light The Night is released on December 10th, along with the album version of Andy’s Hometown single, which is already shaping up to be another big radio hit, and has been added to the Radio 2 A List. A re-recorded orchestral version of Hometown features on the soundtrack. Both orchestral tracks will feature on the official soundtrack released digitally worldwide on Monday 17th December.
Burrows plays the following dates in February:
Mon 18th FEBRUARY BRIGHTON, Komedia
Tue 19th PORTSMOUTH, Wedgewood Rooms
Wed 20th BRISTOL, Fleece
Thu 21st LONDON, BUSH HALL
Sat 23rd BIRMINGHAM, Temple
Mon 25th GLASGOW, King Tuts
Tues 26th LEEDS, Brundnell
Andy Burrows’ acclaimed solo album, Company, is out now on Play It Again Sam.
LIGHT THE NIGHT / HOMETOWN – was released today – December 10th.
THE SNOWMAN AND THE SNOWDOG Soundtrack album will be released on Dec 17th.
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