Monday, April 29, 2013

Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog Premiers Video on ALARM

Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog Premiers Video on ALARM
Album Hits Stores Tomorrow, Album Release Show in NYC 5/5

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Ceramic Dog and Northern Spy Records are proud to present the music video for “Lies My Body Told Me,” via ALARM Magazine. The song is the lead-off track on the band’s new full-length record which officially drops tomorrow, April 30, 2013. Entitled Your Turn, the album is the sophomore effort from Marc Ribot’s three piece rock band and its first release on Northern Spy.

Ribot and his crew have been very busy of late, just returning from a successful jaunt in Europe and now preparing for the ‘Your Turn’ Record Release Show at Le Poisson Rouge on Sunday, May 5. Expect to find the band in peak form, as they will also have a short Japanese tour under their belt by that time. All upcoming dates below:


5/1/2013 - Club Quattro, Tokyo, Japan
5/2/2013 - Club Quattro, Nagoya, Japan
5/3/2013 - Club Quattro, Umeda, Japan
5/5/2013 - Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY w/ Hubble
5/27/2013 - Pritzker Pavilion, Chicago, IL w/ Lee Ranaldo
5/28/2013 - Constellation, Chicago, IL



Your Turn features 13 tracks, several written solely by Ribot (Los Cubanos Postizos, John Zorn, Tom Waits) and one by Smith. Others are group efforts by Ribot, Shahzad Ismaily (Will Oldham, Laurie Anderson, Jolie Holland, Yoko Ono) and Ches Smith (Xiu Xiu, Good for Cows, Secret Chiefs 3), two of the best young players on the New York/California underground improv/experimental rock scene. One track, "Bread and Roses," is based on a 1911 poem by James Oppenheim. Perhaps the oddest but most fascinating track is the trio's enlightening re-imagination of the Paul Desmond-written Dave Brubeck jazz classic "Take Five." Recorded at three different New York-area studios, Your Turn was produced and mixed by Greg Saunier, the drummer of buzzy indie band Deerhoof.
Ribot, who describes Ceramic Dog as a "free/punk/funk/experimental/psychedelic/post electronica collective," says that Your Turn was two years in the making. "Second records are notoriously hard to nail down," he explains. "We tried to make it a few times. Finally we got it right -- meaning, we got it to sound wrong, exactly like us."
"If you listen closely, you can hear the rage, hope, disappointment, ritual excess, love and anarchy that were in our personal and collective airspace during those years," says Ribot. "There were (and, we hope, will continue to be) several kinds of riots going on ('Lies My Body Told Me,' 'Bread and Roses'). And yes, the CD is 'political' ('Avanti Popolo' - a traditional folk song the Italian labor movement adopted as their anthem, 'Ain't Gonna Let Them Turn Us 'Round'). But what fun is raging against the machine if you can't also rage against the bar line and the tonal system ('Take Five,' 'Ritual Slaughter,' the title track)?"

Track Listing:
1) Lies My Body Told Me
2) Your Turn
3) Masters of the Internet
4) Ritual Slaughter
5) Avanti Popolo
6) Ain't Gonna Let Them Turn Us Round
7) Bread and Roses
8) Prayer
9) Mr. Pants Goes to Hollywood
10) The Kid is Back!
11) Take 5
12) We Are the Professionals
13) Special Snowflake
Featured Artists:
Marc Ribot
Shahzad Ismaily
Ches Smith
Special Guest Artists:
*Eszter Balint: vocals (1, 6, 10); melodica (9); organ (10); violin (13)
*Arto Lindsay: guitar (10)

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