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Listen: Sharer – “Body Tonight”


Today, Sharer are pleased to reveal their debut song “Body Tonight” to the world. SHARER is Young & Sick (Nick van Hofwegen) and JD Samson (MEN / Le Tigre). Alongside Nick and JD, the vocals on “Body Tonight” are by Jo Lampert (Tune-Yards, AVAN LAVA) and Xavier Smith. The single will come out on August 21st, with remixes from Midnight Magic and LEFTI.

Stereogum premiered the debut and says: “…could host a variety of dances from the Cha-Cha to the Tango — it’s just that diverse in its sound, from jazz to soul to EDM. The harmonies in the chorus (“Bring me closer to your body tonight / Bring me closer to your lovin’ all right”) are just phenomenal.”

“I used to go see JD simply as a fan while living in London. Her live shows were always absolutely fantastic, leaving me a sweaty mess. When the opportunity arose for me to work with her, I jumped at it. A few months later, here is the beginning of our new friendship. I couldn’t be more excited to share it.” – Nick van Hofwegen (Young & Sick)

“Nick and I were matched up to write songs for other people, but after about two seconds of sharing, we knew what we had was something completely and utterly ours. Love and respect for your collaborators is so important, and working with Nick is such a beautiful expression of our mutual admiration. I love our process and can’t wait until the world gets to share the joy.” – JD Samson


Listen: Sharer – “Body Tonight”


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Video: tUnE-yArDs – “Water Fountain”

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Nikki Nack – the new album from tUnE-yArDs – is out in just a few days!

Combining a plethora of different visual elements, from animation to puppetry, dancing, and even a science lesson, “Water Fountain” is a video every bit as colorful as tUnE-yArDs’ music.

Directed by Joel Kefali, he writes that “when Merril approached me wanting to make a video with a PeeWee’s Playhouse vibe I had to say yes. I’d had plenty of ideas for a kid’s show that had been waiting to see the light of day. I didn’t want to make a straight homage piece; there are moments of nostalgia in there but the video is our own modern, manic, collage of a kids show. Like many great kids shows I wanted to cram in as many ideas as possible and sneak in the occasional wink to the art world, contemporary and historic. The musical dynamic of ‘Water Fountain’ lends itself perfectly to the concept and I think this video is best viewed while consuming a big bowl of cereal. Then again, what isn’t?”

Nikki Nack will be released by 4AD on May 6th.

tUnE-yArDs Tour Dates:

1st – Bridgestone Arena, Nashville TN, US *
2nd – Aaron’s Ampitheatre, Atlanta GA, US *
5th – Masonic Lodge, Los Angeles CA, US – SOLD OUT
7th – Rough Trade Brooklyn, New York NY, US – SOLD OUT
12th – Village Underground, London, UK ^ – SOLD OUT
14th – Berghain, Berlin, Germany ^
15th – Nochtspeicher, Hamburg, Germany ^
16th – Les Nuits Botanique, Brussels, Belgium ^
18th – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam, Netherlands ^
19th – Cafe De La Danse, Paris, France ^
23rd – Les Schwab Ampitheater, Bend OR, US ” 
23rd-25th – Sasquatch Music Festival, The George WA, US
26th – Knitting Factory, Boise ID, US ^
27th – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT, US ^
30th – Granada Theater, Dallas TX, US ^
31st – June 1st – Free Press Summer Festival, Houston TX, US 

3rd – Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ, US ^
5th – Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles CA, US ^
6th – The Fillmore, San Francisco CA, US ^ – SOLD OUT
7th – The Fillmore, San Francisco CA, US ±
13th – 9:30 Club, Washington DC, US ^
15th – Union Transfer, Philadelphia PA, US ^
16th – Royale Nightclub, Boston MA, US ^
18th – 22nd – NXNE, Toronto ON, Canada
18th – La Tulipe, Montreal QC, Canada ^
19th – 22nd – Firefly Festival, Dover DE, US
22nd – Webster Hall, New York NY , US ^
23rd – Webster Hall, New York NY, US ^
25th  29th – Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, Somerset, UK 
26th – Concorde 2, Brighton, UK
30th – Gorilla, Manchester, UK

1st – Cockpit, Leeds, UK
2nd – Trinity, Bristol, UK
4th – Blissfields, Winchester, UK
5th – Rock Werchter, Werchter, Belgium
17th – First Avenue, Minneapolis MN, US
19th – Pitchfork Festival, Chicago IL, US

29th – 31st – End Of The Road Festival, Salisbury, West Sussex, UK 

3rd – Brixton Electric, London, UK

* supporting Arcade Fire
^ support from Sylvan Esso
” supporting The National 
± support from The Seshen 

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