Stateside Presents

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN

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BELLE AND SEBASTIAN

KEVIN DREW (of Broken Social Scene)

Wed, October 8, 2014

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Orpheum Theatre Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ

This event is all ages

CIVIC SPACE PARK TICKETS HONORED

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN
BELLE AND SEBASTIAN
Since being launched on the River Clyde in Glasgow in 1996 the good ship Belle And Sebastian has sailed far and wide on the oceans of international indie‐pop, stockpiling a treasure trove of gold and silver records, a loyal legion of fans and critical kudos by the barrel‐load.
The current line‐up has been in place for more than 10 years, selling over 3 million albums, releasing a dozen singles and playing countless sold‐out concerts around the world. During this period the band also moved from their original label for the UK and Europe, Jeepster ‐ through which they released five studio albums ‐ to Rough Trade.
Moving to Rough Trade cleared the way for the band to collaborate with producer Trevor Horn in 2003 on Dear Catastrophe Waitress, their fourth gold‐selling record after debut Tigermilk (1996) If You’re Feeling Sinister (1996) and The Boy With The Arab Strap (1998). All three singles from the album reached the UK top 20.
Three years later, the band decamped to California to record The Life Pursuit with Beck producer Tony Hoffer, a record that took B&S into the UK album top 10 for the first time and went on to sell more than a half a million copies globally. A key highlight of the touring for the group’s seventh long player was a sold‐out show with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, where they played to an audience of 18,000.
B&S repeated the formula of The Life Pursuit in 2010 with Belle And Sebastian Write About Love, recording in California with Hoffer. Notable guests on the album include Norah Jones and actress Carey Mulligan, a long‐time B&S fan. In the UK, Write About Love equalled its predecessor’s album chart position of number 8.
The latest instalment in the illustrious recording career of Belle And Sebastian comes with the release of The Third Eye Centre in June 2013, a gathering of rarities and B‐sides from the past decade. Then, after touring festivals this summer, the band intend to get straight back into the studio. Belle & Sebastian’s 9th studio LP, recorded in Atlanta with Ben H. Allen III (known for his work with Gnarls Barkley & Animal Collective amongst others) will follow early 2015.
KEVIN DREW (of Broken Social Scene)
KEVIN DREW (of Broken Social Scene)
Broken Social Scene's co- founder, songwriter, and front man Kevin Drew released his newest solo album, Darlings, on March 18th, 2014, on Arts & Crafts.

'Darlings' shows Drew growing from his role in indie vanguard Broken Social Scene to create a breakthrough statement of personal artistry. 'Darlings' is also his first solo album that is truly, to put it bluntly, solo. If Drew's 2007 effort 'Spirit If…' was his inaugural step beyond the decade-long shadow of his former band, 'Darlings' spotlights Drew with seven years more experience and maturity. 'Darlings' reveals a more focused and refined sound; more honest, revelatory songwriting, with Drew's craft concentrated on lyrical and emotional connections, less so than guitar pedals and studio jams.

This isn't to say these aren't classic Kevin Drew songs. His unorthodox lyrical explorations of family, hope and disappointment, skin and spit, intercourse, cultural infection and the death of communication, figure clearer than ever into the hallmark of his infectious melodic phrasing. 'Darlings' is a fist-pumping fight for the euphoria of the after-party and the crush of pre-dawn passions. It's a best friend's zealous pep talk to not give up, and bring youth back into the fresh focus of life. On 'Darlings', Kevin Drew casts reflective inspiration forward into the brightness of the future with a soundtrack to kick everything into high gear.

'Darlings' features longtime collaborators Charles Spearin and Ohad Benchetrit (Do Make Say Think, Broken Social Scene) along with Dean Stone (Apostle of Hustle) and Dave Hamelin (The Stills). 'Darlings' was co-produced by Dave Hamelin, Kevin Drew and Graham Lessard.

Pre-Order 'Darlings': http://kevindrewmusic.com/
Stream first single 'Good Sex': https://soundcloud.com/artsandcrafts/kevin-drew-good-sex
Venue Information:
Orpheum Theatre Phoenix
203 West Adams St
Phoenix, AZ, 85003
http://phoenixconventioncenter.com/venues/orpheum-theatre/