Earlier this month Australian producer/songwriter Ben Browning shared the first look at his debut full-length “Turns” with the blissed out single “Make It Easy.” A long-time member of the band Cut Copy, Ben’s solo project sees him defining his personal musical identity and more electronic influences, pulling melodic inspiration from Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney, and dance music cues from Lindstrøm and Todd Terje.
Today Ben shares a second single from the LP titled “Friends Of Mine,” an irresistible disco dance number that showcases Ben’s versatility as a producer. Glimmering synths usher in this delightful treat and set the stage for the summer dance party that soon follows. To celebrate the release of “Friends Of Mine” as well as in anticipation of the “Turns” LP, Ben announces a nine-date live US tour, kicking off on July 22nd in Chicago at Lincoln Hall.
Ben’s full-length album “Turns” is out next month on June 15 but before then you can grab the pre-order of the album here.
Ben Browning Tour Dates:
July 22 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
July 23 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
July 24 – El Paso, TX – Club 101 (Live Show), Basement S7 (Afterparty)
July 25 – Austin, TX – Empire Control Room & Garage
July 26 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues – Cambridge Room
July 29 – Washington DC – Black Cat
July 30 – New York, NY – (Le) Poisson Rouge
July 31 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
Aug 1 – San Francisco, CA – Neck of the Woods
Solo artist and songwriter Ben Browning has been a long time member of the band Cut Copy and is set to release his debut LP “Turns” this summer, but before that, he’s sharing a first look at the album with “Make It Easy.”
The track’s video, which Browning directed himself in Melbourne, shows him biking through the nocturnal streets of his hometown, a video trope that’s been used many times before but that somehow never gets old.
Solo artist and songwriter Ben Browning has been a long time member of the band Cut Copy and is set to release his debut LP “Turns” this summer (via Yellow Year Records), but before that, he’s sharing a first look at the album with “Make It Easy.”
Ben’s solo work see him drawing from more electronic influences, pulling melodic inspiration from his personal musical heroes Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney. His latest work is a FM synthesis of colorful influences including early techno pioneers YMO and current Scandinavian artists Lindstrøm and Todd Terje.
Below, you can stream a fresh cut from the deluxe edition of Melbourne-based dance-pop outfit Cut Copy‘s Free Your Mind LP, now available digitally worldwide via Modular. The deluxe edition includes the original smoking hot 14 track album plus a bonus 5 tracks recorded during the same sessions as Free Your Mind: “In These Arms of Love” and “Like Any Other Day” (both previously only available as a US-only Record Store Day vinyl release), and three previously unheard songs – this here “Believers,” “I Wish the Sun Would Grow Today” and “Lights Shine On. Buy a copy of the deluxe edition here.
Melbourne’s Cut Copy have just shared the video for “Meet Me In A House Of Love”, taken from their 2013 album “Free Your Mind”. Directed by Trouble Hands. The deluxe edition of the album featuring five new tracks will drop on July 22th 2014 via Modular.
Greek electronic producer Larry Gus beautifully reworks and reconstructs Australian indie dance band Cut Copy‘s "We Are Explorers," from their fourth album "Free Your Mind", released last fall. Gus’ deconstructed version of the track is topped with bells, cymbals and a grab bag of other percussion instruments that make for a rich listening experience.
"To me, this remix epitomizes everything that is incredible and unique about Larry Gus," band founder Dan Whitford tells Rolling Stone. "He is a master at collaging together obscure sounds and live percussion to create something magically evocative and new. And with this beautiful remix he has turned ‘We Are Explorers’ into something we would never have expected."
Download for free below. Via Rolling Stone.
Here’s the official video for "Free Your Mind," the lead single and title track from Cut Copy‘s forthcoming album "Free Your Mind," out November 4 via Modular. Directed by Christopher Hill, the clip features Alexander Skarsgård (of True Blood fame).
On the heels of his latest full-length for DFA, ‘Years Not Living’ out now, Greek born / Milan based producer Panagiotis Melidis, a.k.a. Larry Gus, hits the road with Cut Copy for a string of US and Canada dates for his first North American tour.
In celebration of this exciting news, Larry & DFA have provided a brand new remix of the single “The Night Patrols (A Man Asleep)” by James Pants, available for free download here. The remix package also contains an great banging remix by Bookworks. Just in case you missed it, check out the official video “The Night Patrols (A Man Asleep)” here.
16 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex $ + Live Dublab Broadcast
28 – London, UK – London Fields Brewery
30 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot*
31 – Reno, NV – Knitting Factory*
1 – Portland, OR – Roseland*
2 – Oakland, CA – Fox*
6 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee*
7 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls*
9 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live*
10 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom*
11 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant*
13 – Madison, WI – Majestic*
14 – Chicago, IL – Riviera*
15 – Toronto, ON – Danforth*
16 – Boston, MA – House Of Blues*
* w/ Cut Copy
$ w/ Shit Robot, Avan Lava