TO PERFORM LIVE ON WNYC’S SOUNDCHECK TODAY AT 2:15PM EST AND WFUV THIS FALL.
WILL MAKE EXCLUSIVE LIVE PERFORMANCE AT ROUGH TRADE RECORDS IN BROOKLYN THIS FRIDAY 22ND AT 3:15PM
PERFORMED TO SOLD OUT CROWD AT NEW YORK CITY’S WEBSTER HALL LAST NIGHT
James live at Webster Hall, October 21st, 2014 – photo credit: Joe Russo: www.JOERUSSOPHOTO.com
“LA PETITE MORT” OUT NOW
Legendary UK band James performed a very special one-off show in front of a sold crowd at the historical music venue Webster Hall in New York City last night.
Their 13th studio album “La Petite Mort” was release in the U.S earlier this fall, and features powerful tracks such as the lead single “Moving On”, “Frozen Britain” and their latest “Curse Curse”. This week, in continued support of their latest release, the band will be performing tracks from the album on New York’s NPR affiliate WFUV this Friday (to be aired later this fall), and today on WNYC’s Soundcheck at 2:15PM EST. The audio for their performance will be streamed on www.soundcheck.org. The session will also air on 93.9FM next week.
On November 22nd James will be debuting tracks from “La Petite Mort” on national TV on CBS’ This Morning: Saturday (check your local listings for airtimes). They will be performing tracks “Moving On” and “Curse Curse” from their new album “La Petite Mort” as well as their classic hit “Laid”.
On Friday, October 24th the band will be performing a free acoustic set live at the Rough Trade Records in Brooklyn at 03:15PM.
“La Petite Mort” was produced by Max Dingel (Killers, Muse, White Lies) and was written by the band, with chief lyricist and front-man Tim Booth’s captivating and heartfelt lyrics, ranking this new full-length as one of their finest in their impressive 30 year career.
Despite the album’s cheerful and uplifting sound, “La Petite Mort” was recorded in the months following the passing of Tim Booth’s mother and his best friend. Many of the songs deal with facing mortality (hence the album title), but in true James form — much like some of the greatest Manchester story-tellers (Morrissey, Guy Garvey, Ian Brown, Richard Ashcroft) — they also deal with the realness of life (and death), with lyrical poignancy, wit and a charm that has become their trademark.
The current lead single “Moving On” is a true testament to the band’s ability to continually create outstanding music. The simple but incredibly moving animated short film that serves as the single’s video was created by esteemed BAFTA award-winning animator and director Ainslee Henderson. “My Mother’s death was clearly a birth of some kind and that description caught Ainslie’s imagination” explains Booth. Watch the video here.
James are: Tim Booth (vocals), Jim Glennie (bass), Larry Gott (guitars), Saul Davies (guitar, violin), Mark Hunter (keyboards), David Baynton-Power (drums) and Andy Diagram (trumpet).