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NEWS : TUE, AUG 7, 2012 at 4:55 AM

Niki & The Dove’s Instinct Out Today

After what felt like a very long wait, Niki & The Dove’s debut record, Instinct, is finally available to the world as of today. We’re so thrilled to get to share this triumph of Swedish pop music with you, that we’ve got a few Niki & The Dove totebags leftover to give to people who order the CD or 2xLP. We also have a small handful of the double LP left on the limited, Loser Edition ©, clear-colored vinyl (clear-colored is an oxymoron, we know); and, we’ll be sending you highish quality stickers for you to adhere on what you will adhere them on.

Please note that both the totebags and the Loser Edition vinyl LPs are very limited at this point, so act accordingly (accordingly means fast).

Pick up your copy of Instinct

Listen before you buy: stream Instinct in its entirety in the handy player above.


Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : WED, JUL 18, 2012 at 8:01 AM

Niki & The Dove’s Instinct CD/2xLP Out August 7

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Waiting for Niki & The Dove’s fantastic debut record, Instinct, has been a long, meandering road that we’ve been forced to navigate with a patience-fueled fervor, but on August 7th, all of that intense fervoring will finally pay off with the release of Instinct on CD and double LP.

We’re so thrilled to get to share this triumph of Swedish pop music with you, that we’re going to give away a free Niki & The Dove totebag to people who pre-order the CD or 2xLP. Other things that we’re going to be doing to tip this sales proposition in your favor include: giving you an instant download of the entire record so you don’t have to wait to bask in Instinct’s splendor; the double LP will be on the limited, Loser Edition ©, clear-colored vinyl (clear-colored is an oxymoron, we know); and as always, we’ll be sending you highish quality stickers for you to adhere on what you will adhere them on.

Please note that both the totebags and the Loser Edition vinyl LPs are limited, so act accordingly (accordingly means fast).

Claim your copy and your free Niki & The Dove totebag.


Posted by Sam Sawyer

NEWS : MON, JUL 16, 2012 at 5:27 AM

Niki & The Dove - Tour Dates, Downloads & Videos

Niki & The Dove’s live performance from earlier this summer with YouTube Presents has just been made available on Niki & The Dove’s YouTube channel. Watch them perform Instinct highlights such as “The Fox,” “DJ, Ease My Mind,” “The Drummer,” (and more!) and check out the great band interview with Gawker’s Rich Juzwiak. All these videos can be found now in this Niki & The Dove playlist and will be featured today on YouTube’s Music Page.

Also on the band’s YouTube channel today you’ll find the new fan video for the song “Dance Floor” from Niki & The Dove’s recent mix tape. This video was just made public and as we mentioned, it can be found on the band’s YouTube channel along with a whole host of other great videos. You should probably get over to their channel right away and explore.

We’ve mentioned this before as well, but Niki & The Dove’s forthcoming release, Instinct, is available now over at iTunes and will be available on CD / 2xLP August 7th via Sub Pop. Also worth noting again, though, is that those of you who pre-order Instinct first from subpop.com (and before August 7th!), will not only receive a limited Niki & The Dove tote bag but completed pre-orders for vinyl LP, will also potentially get the limited, Sub Pop Loser Edition version—a colored-vinyl copy of the record, in this case, it’s on crystal-clear colored-vinyl. Both of these offers are in limited supply, so first come, first serve. In other words, order soon!

Finally, in touring news, Niki & The Dove will embark on their first-ever US tour to support Instinct, and this run of dates will begin and ends in Los Angeles, CA, including a September 2nd appearance in Seattle, WA at Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival. We’ve listed the full list of tour dates below.

Niki & The Dove on Tour
Jun 14 – Brooklyn, NY – Northside Fest (@ Glasslands)
Aug 31 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Sep 01 – Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl
Sep 02 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot
Sep 05 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls +
Sep 07 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre +
Sep 08 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room +
Sep 09 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theatre +
Sep 11 – Norman, OK – Opolis +
Sep 13 – Dallas, TX – Trees +
Sep 14 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk +
Sep 16 – Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds +
Sep 17 – McAllen, TX – Cine El Rey +
Sep 18 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree +
Sep 19 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl +
Sep 21 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel +
Sep 23 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Sep 24 – Washington, DC – Black Cat +
Sep 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer +
Sep 27 – New York, NY – Webster Hall +
Sep 29 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Oct 02 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel
Oct 03 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
Oct 04 – San Francisco, CA – Popscene
Oct 06 – Los Angeles CA – Taix
Oct 07 – Los Angeles, CA – Culture Collide Festival Block Party

+ w/ Twin Shadow

Niki & The Dove : Facebook / Twitter / Sub Pop Artist Page / Website


Posted by Alissa Gallivan

NEWS : WED, JUN 13, 2012 at 3:15 AM

Niki & The Dove to perform for YouTube Presents live today, Wednesday June 13th at 4pm EST

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Niki & The Dove will perform at a very special event for YouTube Presents, today, Wednesday June 13th at 4pm EST. Watch HERE.

The performance is in support of the group’s release, Instinct, which is now available as an iTunes exclusive and as the web store’s “Editor’s Choice” pick. The album will also be available on CD and 2xLP on August 7th.

Niki & The Dove is scheduled to perform Instinct highlights such as “The Fox,” “DJ, Ease My Mind,” “The Drummer,” “Tomorrow,” and “Somebody” during their YouTube Presents show and the whole performance will be live streamed on YouTube’s Presents Channel as well as to fans who already subscribe to Niki & The Dove’s YouTube channel (you can subscribe to their channel right here). Gawker’s Rich Juzwiak will moderate the live performance and Q+A.

Niki & The Dove has also scheduled three additional live appearances this week. On June 14th, the band will perform at KEXP’s “Cutting Room” studios at 12pm EST (on the web @ KEXP.org); and an evening show in Brooklyn, NY at Glasslands Gallery during the Northside Fest. On June 15, the band will perform at Tribeca Grand Hotel at 10pm. The event is free with RSVP, and space is based on first come, first serve basis (RSVP here: rsvp@heartymagazine.com).

In related news, Niki & The Dove will embark on their first-ever US tour to support of Instinct beginning August 31st. Full tour dates below.

Niki & The Dove on Tour
Jun 14 Brooklyn, NY – Northside Fest (Glasslands)
Aug 31 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Sep 01 Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl
Sep 02 Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot
Sep 05 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls +
Sep 07 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre +
Sep 08 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room +
Sep 09 Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theatre +
Sep 11 Norman, OK – Opolis +
Sep 13 Dallas, TX – Trees +
Sep 14 Austin, TX – The Mohawk +
Sep 16 Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds +
Sep 17 McAllen, TX – Cine El Rey +
Sep 18 Birmingham, AL – Bottletree +
Sep 19 Atlanta, GA – The Earl +
Sep 21 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel +
Sep 23 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Sep 24 Washington, DC – Black Cat +
Sep 25 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer +
Sep 27 New York, NY – Webster Hall +
Sep 29 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Oct 02 Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel
Oct 03 Chicago, IL – Schubas
Oct 04 San Francisco, CA – Popscene

+ w/ Twin Shadow


Posted by Alissa Gallivan

NEWS : TUE, MAY 15, 2012 at 3:54 AM

Niki & The Dove to release Instinct on August 7 in North America + New Tour Dates Announced

We are finally able to provide more album information on the long-awaited debut album, Instinct, from Stockholm, Sweden’s Niki & The Dove.
The album will be available in North America on August 7th on CD and 2xLP on Sub Pop and will feature the standout tracks “Tomorrow”, “DJ Ease My My Mind”, “The Fox” and “The Drummer”.

The CD version of Instinct will feature 14 tracks, including the unreleased songs “The Beach” and “All This Youth.” The vinyl version of Instinct features 12 tracks, and includes an extended version of the song “Under The Bridges.”

The tracklisting for the digital version of Instinct will mirror the vinyl release, however with the edit of “Under The Bridges.” It will be available June 12 as an iTunes exclusive. Full track listings for all formats below.

Pre-Order Instinct Now
Itunes
Amazon
Subpop.com (also available for pre-order on subpop.com, Niki & The Dove T-shirt/Album bundles)

Niki & The Dove will support the release of Instinct with their first-ever US tour this fall, which we are now able to announce will be with 4AD’s Twin Shadow. The Twin Shadow/Niki & The Dove tour begins September 5th in El Paso, TX at Tricky Falls and wraps up on September 27th in New York, NY at Webster Hall. A couple Niki & The Dove dates will come before the fall tour, including June 14th at Brooklyn, NY’s Northside (at Glasslands) and September 2nd in Seattle, WA at Bumbershoot. We’ve listed their full list of tour dates for you below.

Tour Dates
Jun. 14 – Brooklyn, NY – Northside Fest (Glasslands)
Sep. 02 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot
Sep. 05 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls +
Sep. 07 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre +
Sep. 08 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room +
Sep. 09 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theatre +
Sep. 11 – Norman, OK – Opolis +
Sep. 13 – Dallas, TX – Trees +
Sep. 14 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk +
Sep. 16 – Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds +
Sep. 17 – McAllen, TX – Cine El Rey +
Sep. 18 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree +
Sep. 19 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl +
Sep. 21 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel +
Sep. 23 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
Sep. 24 – Washington, DC – Black Cat +
Sep. 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer +
Sep. 27 – New York, NY – Webster Hall +
+ w/ Twin Shadow

Niki & The Dove
Instinct
August 7th (CD + 2XLP)
June 12th (iTunes exclusive)

CD tracklisting:
Tomorrow
The Drummer
In Our Eyes
The Gentle Roar
Mother Protect
Last Night
Somebody
Love to the Test
DJ, Ease My Mind
Winterheart
The Fox
Under the Bridges
The Beach (bonus)
All This Youth (bonus)

2xLP tracklisting:
Tomorrow
The Drummer
In Our Eyes
The Gentle Roar
Mother Protect
Last Night
Somebody
Love to the Test
DJ, Ease My Mind
Winterheart
The Fox
Under the Bridges (extended version)

Digital Tracklisting:
Tomorrow
The Drummer
In Our Eyes
The Gentle Roar
Mother Protect
Last Night
Somebody
Love to the Test
DJ, Ease My Mind
Winterheart
The Fox
Under the Bridges (edit)

What people are saying about Niki + The Dove:
“…It’s a beautiful, emotive celebration of the power of pop when it’s been made for the love of the art.” – BBC

“They deserve to have the whole word hear these songs. Heck they deserve some sort of Nobel Pop Prize.” [8/10] – NME

“The greatest thing about “Tomorrow” is that even though the end of days may be nigh and this may be the last moment of these lovers’ lives, that cry of intent is delivered like a knockout punch." [Best New Track] – Pitchfork


Posted by Alissa Gallivan

WED, MAR 14, 2012 at 5:47 AM

Sub Pop’s 2012 SxSW Showcase Is Going to be Streaming All Over the Place

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As you may or may not already be aware, right now the city of Austin, TX is in the midst of being utterly and quite happily engulfed by the South by Southwest Music, Film and Interactive Festival, Conference and Giant Branding Opportunity. And at this festival, we at the Sub Pop Recording Concern of Seattle, Wash, are hosting a showcase this coming Friday night, March 16th at Red 7. It will, we are very much hoping, be an exceptionally good time for everyone in attendance. We have already provided details on that, though.

The thing we have not yet provided details about is that even those of you NOT in actual, physical attendance can watch all of the performances on one of the two stages at our showcase online at TapIntoAustin2012.com! More specifically, you will be able to watch performances by these bands currently putting out records under the Sub Pop imprint of moderate-to-pretty-good quality: Spoek Mathambo, Niki & The Dove, THEESatisfaction. You will also be able to watch performances by Debo Band (who are putting out a record on Next Ambiance/Sub Pop in July) and Gashcat (whose records Sub Pop does not release, but who are playing the showcase just the same).

Also! There will be live events in five different cities where all manner of crazy and fun junk will be happening, along with the live streaming of the portion of Sub Pop’s 2012 South by Southwest showcase described at sufficient length in the previous paragraph. The full and complete details on all of this are here.

Plus, here’s further info about the events in each city…

NEW YORK
Sounds by Chances with Wolves
10:30 pm – 2:30 am EST
Santos Party House
96 Lafayette Street
RSVP HERE

WASHINGTON DC
Sounds by Stretch Armstrong
10:30 pm – 2:30 am EST
American Ice Co.
917 V Street NW
RSVP HERE

CHICAGO
Sounds by Boy Wonder & Jon Huang
9:30 – 1:30 am CST
Darkroom
2210 West Chicago Avenue
RSVP HERE

LOS ANGELES
Sounds by Chris Holmes + Brie Larson + Elijah Wood + TURQUOISE WISDOM
7:30 pm – 11:30 pm PST
Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
6000 Santa Monica Boulevard
RSVP HERE

SAN FRANCISCO
Sounds by Claude VonStroke
7:30 pm – 11:30 pm PST
Monarch
101 Sixth Street
RSVP HERE

You’re welcome!


Posted by Chris Jacobs