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Upcoming shows: Beans on Toast... Lightheaded + Mt. Misery... Jake Xerxes Fussell... Andrew Wasylyk & Tommy Perman... Cat Clyde... Charlie Parr... Mock Tudors... Dominie Hooper... Steve Wynn... Ryley Walker... Terry Reid... Chime School... The Courettes... Douglas Dare... Tusks... Rachael Lavelle... Euros Childs... Roddy Woomble... Mikey Kenney... John Francis Flynn... Old Sea Brigade... Coruja Jones... Good News... Myriam Gendron... Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra... Tropical Fuck Storm... Kris Drever... Erland Cooper... Pokey LaFarge... Admiral Fallow... Skinny Lister... The Sheepdogs... Svaneborg Kardyb... The Unthanks in Winter... Jim Moray... Emily Barker... Chuck Prophet... Martin Kohlstedt...

When: 7.30pm on Thursday 20 September 2012
Where: Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear Street, Manchester M1 1DF

PLEASE NOTE: This show has sadly been cancelled. Refunds are available from the point of purchase.

We’re excited to be promoting the Manchester debut of electronic artist Dntel!

Jimmy Tamborello, more commonly known as Dntel, is an electronic music producer. He is sometimes cited as James Figurine, the co-programmer and vocalist for the electropop outfit Figurine. Other projects include Postal Service and Golden Hits.

Tamborello first began creating music in 1989, when he was in junior high school in Santa Barbara, California. He began work on the first Dntel EP in 1994, which was not released until later as Something Always Goes Wrong (2000), on the Phthalo label.

As an early adopter of contemporary glitch and electronica mixed with elements of indie rock, Dntel gained a cult following.

His first full-length album, Life Is Full of Possibilities (2001) featured several guest artists on vocals, guitars and other instruments, including Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie, Christopher Gunst of Beachwood Sparks, Rachel Haden, Mia Doi Todd, fellow Figurine member Meredith Figurine, among others. The Ben Gibbard collaboration, (This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan,  led to the forming of the band Postal Service. Their album, Give Up, has sold over one million copies. Rollingstone.com named Postal Service’s Such Great Heights the 27th best song of the decade.

Most of his recent output as Dntel comes courtesy of Sub Pop records. His second album, Dumb Luck (2007), received a generally positive critical response. It was followed by a pair of instrumental EPs in 2010 called After Parties I & II.

Tamborello has a weekly radio show, called Dying Songs, on Dublab.com and occasionally DJs on KXLU in Los Angeles.

Support comes from Ghosting Season. Ghosting Season was born at the start of 2011 as the more dancefloor-orientated brother of their band worriedaboutsatan. Whereas under that moniker, they traded in lush atmospheric soundscapes, they decided it about time for a bit of a fresh start and to give their trippy soundscapes a bit of heads down techno immediacy. They put out an EP, (2011’s Far End Of The Graveyard) to let people know that they’d focussed their sound a bit more, but not lost any of their band’s energy or moody atmospherics, and their album, 2012’s The Very Last Of The Saints (released on Sasha’s Last Night On Earth label), showcased their love for the eerie, theelegiac, and the euphoric.

PLEASE NOTE: This show has sadly been cancelled. Refunds are available from the point of purchase.

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