|John Grant — Pale Green Ghosts (2013)|
John Grant — Pale Green Ghosts
Location: Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Album release: May 14, 2013
Record Label: Bella Union/Partisan (US)/Sena (Iceland)
01. Pale Green Ghost (6:04)
02. Blackbelt (4:19)
03. GMF (5:13)
04. Vietnam (5:30)
05. It Doesn't Matter To Him (6:27)
06. Why Don't You Love Me Anymore (6:11)
07. You Don't Have To (5:52)
08. Sensitive New Age Guy (4:41)
09. Ernest Borgnine (4:53)
10. I Hate This Town (4:02)
11. John Grant - Glacier (7:34)
Genre: indie, rock, alternative
¶ "Recorded in Iceland and featuring Sinéad O’Connor on guest vocals, the brilliant “Pale Green Ghosts” adds sublime notes of dark, gleaming electronica to the anticipated velveteen ballads, calling on all of Grant’s influences and tastes."
¶ Un nouvel album pour John Grant après le succes de "Queen Of Denmark". Il est très orienté electro, mais on retrouve les qualités de l'ex-frontman des Czars.
US Booking: Matt Hickey
Agent US Booking: Matt Hickey UK/EU: Claire Courtney
¶ Everyone has a favorite band or singer they reckon is subject to criminal neglect. That John Grant’s effortlessly rich, expansive baritone, couched in typically heartbreaking, lush melody, hasn’t found a wider audience indeed drives his fans to consider a crime. But no longer. Because Grant’s first solo album, Queen of Denmark, following three undervalued studio albums (and one similar covers compilation) fronting The Czars, is so undeniably great that the world will surely listen.
• Queen of Denmark - 2010
• Pale Green Ghosts - 2013
¶ As mentioned, John Grant will release his new, electronics-infected album, Pale Green Ghosts, on May 14 via Partisan. He's just released a remix of album track "Black Belt" done by Dungeoness (aka Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak's latest project). You can download it above or stream it below.
¶ While Grant has a European tour on the way, he currently only has one North American date scheduled which happens in NYC on April 25 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All tour dates are listed below.
¶ Grant now calls Iceland his home (Biggi of Gus Gus produced part of his album) and has become enamoured with local artist Ásgeir Trausti. He has helped Ásgeir create an English-language version of his debut album, Dyrd i daudathogn, which recently won four Icelandic Music Awards. That version of the album will be out later this year via One Little Indian. You can check out a live video below.
¶ Speaking of that label (also home to Bjork and Ólöf Arnalds), One Little Indian will release Stone Beads & Silver, the new album by Irish musician Marc Carroll, next month. You can check out the video for "Fool Disguised in Beggar's Clothes" below and catch him live when he plays NYC at Rockwood Music Hall on March 5. No advance tickets for that one. His only other US date scheduled at the moment is in LA.
John Grant -- 2013 Tour Dates:
03/13 - London, UK - Heaven
04/05 - Rotterdam, The Netherlands - Rotterdamse Schouwburg - Motel Mozaique Festival
04/07 - Cologne, Germany - Bergerhaus Stollewerk
04/08 - Hamburg, Germany - Mojo Club
04/09 - Berlin, Germany - Babylon
04/11 - Vienna, Austria - Porgy & Bess
04/12 - Milan, Italy - Milano Magazzini Generali
04/13 - Rome, Italy - Parco della Musica
04/14 - Bologna, Italy - Teatro Antoniano
04/17 - Paris, France - Divan Du Monde
04/18 - Brussels, Belgium - Botanique - Orangerie
04/19 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands - Paradiso
04/25 - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
05/02 - Belfast, Northern Ireland - Marquee - Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
05/03 - Dublin, Ireland - Vicar St.
05/04 - Cork, Ireland - Cyprus Avenue
05/05 - Kilkenny, Ireland - Watergate Theatre - Kilkenny Roots Festival
05/07 - Bath, UK - Komedia
05/08 - Oxford, UK - Academy 2
05/09 - Birmingham, UK - Institute - The Library
05/11 - Leeds, UK - Metropolitan University
05/12 - Edinburgh, UK - Queens Hall
05/14 - Manchester, UK - Ritz
05/15 - London, UK - Shepherds Bush Empire
05/16 - Brighton, UK - St. Georges
05/18 - Cambridge, UK - Junction
05/19 - Norwich, UK - Open Up - Norfolk & Norwich Festival
|John Grant — Pale Green Ghosts (2013)|