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Tour Alert: The Presets, Dragonette and Classixx

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This May, The Presets and Dragonette come together for an extensive co-headline across North America. Although coming from opposite sides of the world (Australia and Canada respectively), both share recognition globally for their electric live shows – hailed by audiences and critics as infectious, dynamic and irrepressible.

The Presets tour this May in support of their recently released album Pacifica. Featuring ten prismatic, synth-laced songs, Pacifica ventures boldly into new, uncharted musical territories, traversing both light and shade in energy and emotion.

Fresh from US dates with Major Lazer, Dragonette will be showcasing material from their latest long player Bodyparts. From emotion-packed ballads to fist-pumping anthems, Bodyparts fuses heavy-hitting electro rhythms with pulsing beats, and sing-along choruses.

The Presets captured the world’s imagination with their blitzkrieg sophomore Apocalypso. Spawning five hit singles and Triple Platinum sales in Australia, Apocalypso set dizzying new heights for dance music in Australia. The single “My People” is the longest charting Australian single in ARIA chart history. Pacifica is following suit – acclaimed Album of The Year in a dozen Australian publications, and the single “Ghosts” recently awarded Single of the Year (Readers’ Choice) for at the 4th annual Australian Rolling Stone Awards.

Dragonette has also racked up an impressive list of accomplishments in the past year: a JUNO Award win for their hit single “Hello,” a live performance on Good Morning America, and a second JUNO nomination for Dance Recording of the Year for Bodyparts.

The bands will be joined in most markets by acclaimed LA duo, Classixx, performing tracks live from their upcoming debut Hanging Gardens, a svelte selection of impossibly sunny grooves, expertly crafted for road trips, pool parties and dance clubs (All shows except Salt Lake City, Phoenix and San Francisco).

Tour Dates:

05/04 9:30 CLUB  WASHINGTON, DC (THE PRESETS ONLY)*
05/05 UNION TRANSFER  PHILADELPHIA, PA*
05/07 PARADISE ROCK CLUB  BOSTON, MA*
05/08 TERMINAL 5  NEW YORK, NY*
05/09 LE NATIONAL  MONTREAL, QC*
05/10 THE DANFORTH MUSIC HALL  TORONTO, ON*
05/12 THE VOGUE THEATRE  INDIANAPOLIS, IN*
05/13 NEWPORT MUSIC HALL COLUMBUS, OH*
05/14 MAJESTIC THEATRE  MADISON, WI*
05/15 FIRST AVENUE  MINNEAPOLIS, MN*
05/17 THE GRANADA  LAWRENCE, MO*
05/18 OGDEN THEATRE  DENVER, CO*
05/19 THE DEPOT  SALT LAKE CITY, UT
05/20 MARQUEE THEATRE TEMPE, AZ
05/21 AVALON  LOS ANGELES, CA*
05/24FOX THEATER  SAN FRANCISCO, CA
05/25 MY LIFE EVERY DAY  SAN DIEGO, CA (THE PRESETS ONLY)
05/25 NEON DESERT MUSIC FESTIVAL EL PASO, TX (DRAGONETTE ONLY)
05/26 SASQUATCH FESTIVAL  GEORGE, WA (THE PRESETS ONLY)

*with Classixx

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New Track: The Presets – “Ghosts”

Today The Presets revealed their new single “Ghosts”, from their forthcoming album Pacifica (out digitally on September 10 and in stores the 11th via Casablanca).  The single will be available on iTunes August 21.

Minor-keyed Merengue grooves are topped with First Fleet melodies, while synth washes and skittering beats glide effortlessly across the track’s rollicking, undulating peaks and valleys.

“When Julian played me his initial sketch of this song it utterly blew my mind, “ explains Kim. “Taking a classic folk style, sea shanty and adding it to an up tempo techno groove was just genius to my ears.”

The Presets recently released the video for Pacifica track “Youth in Trouble”. Watch the kaleidoscopic pixilated roller coaster, created by New York based visual artist Yoshi Sodeoka, here. The single and remix package for  “Youth In Trouble” are available now on iTunes.

North American Tour Dates

10/13 – San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island Music Festival
10/15 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
10/19 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
10/20 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
10/21 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
10/23 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
10/25 – Chicago, IL – Metro
10/27 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
10/28 – Pomona, CA – The Fox Theatre

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Brand New: The Presets – “Youth in Trouble”

“Youth In Trouble”  is the first taste of new music to come from The Presets in over four years. The track is a never-ending, undulating slice of face-melting techno. Their new album, Pacifica, is due out in September on Casablanca. After several teasers, the band has also premiered of the full video for “Youth In Trouble”, a crazy kaleidoscopic pixilated rollercoaster created by New York based visual artist Yoshi Sodeoka.

The Presets are also releasing remixes of “Youth In Trouble” by Green Velvet, Alex Metric, plus The Finger Prince & Light Year.  Featuring ten prismatic, synth-laced songs, Pacifica sees The Presets boldly venture into new, uncharted musical territories. Traversing both light and shade in energy and emotion, the album was produced by the band – Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes – and mixed in Los Angeles with Tony Hoffer.

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