Introducing Movement Festival and Ghostly International To Laneway Festival Detroit
Sigur Ros and The National Headline September 14 at Meadow Brook Music FestivalJun 26, 2013
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival organizers are excited to announce an inspired collaboration with Movement Electronic Music Festival and Ghostly International to host a stage at the daylong North American debut of the boutique indie music festival, headlined by Sigur Ros and The National on Sept. 14 at Meadowbrook.
The Movement Stage presented by Ghostly International–featuring one of the world's most progressive electronic music festivals and a fiercely independent record label with an irreverent roster –will showcase five new acts added to the Laneway Festival Detroit line-up: MATTHEW DEAR with his live band, ADULT., SHIGETO, HEATHERED PEARLS and BEACON.
In addition to Sigur Ros and The National, the Laneway Festival Detroit lineup spans the globe from Australia to Detroit with nearly two dozen acts, including: The Dismemberment Plan, Solange, Icona Pop, My Brightest Diamond, Run the Jewels, Chvrches and Deerhunter.
Danny Rogers, who co-founded the Laneway Festival with Jerome Borazio in partnership with Chugg Entertainment in Melbourne, Australia in 2004, called the Movement and Ghostly collaboration “the beginning of a brilliant and truly unique association.”
“It’s an honor to collaborate with two of Detroit’s musical renegades,” said Rogers about meeting the Movement team with Borazio on their first trip to Detroit over a year ago. “We’ve hoped to make a special splash with these cats ever since.”
The St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival now spans eight cities and four countries (Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the U.S.).
“We look forward to bringing back the excitement of Movement for this highly celebrated event,” said Jason Huvaere, president of Paxahau, producers of the annual Movement Electronic Music Festival. “Collaborating with Ghostly’s illustrious talent on an energizing showcase is a perfect fit for this exciting new music event.”
"Ghostly is honored to be a part of one of the best festivals in existence today,” said Jeff Owens, Ghostly International/Spectral label manager. “We're especially excited it now exists in a city that heavily influenced the sound and feel of Ghostly."
Laneway Festival Detroit tickets are $79.50 in advance (including parking fees) at Palacenet.com, The Palace Ticket Store and all Ticketmaster locations, including The Locker Room Store at Great Lakes Crossing. Tickets may be also charged by phone to American Express, Discover, Visa and MasterCard by calling 800.745.3000.
“We have no doubt this new stage is going to one of the most special parts of Laneway Festival Detroit,” said Rogers.
MOVEMENT Presented by GHOSTLY STAGE LINEUP
Detroit electropunk pioneers ADULT. – Adam Lee Miller and Nicola Kuperus – have been married for 14 years and artistic collaborators for longer than that. Since the world last heard 2008’s Let’s Feel Bad Together EP the creative duo has explored the audio/visual aspect of their work, creating a 113-minute trilogy of horror films called the Three Grace(s) triptych. They also found time for a 17-month renovation on a 3,000 square foot historic commercial property in Detroit.The Way Things Fall, the duo’s fifth album in 2012 was more pop than their previous releases, with a bit of disco in the mix. You were bound to groove either way.
BEACON – Thomas Mullarney III and Jacob Gossett – connected the seductive to the sinister in their first release, the four-song No Body EP in 2012. The production borrowed as much from the world of non-vocal electronic music as it does from R&B and hip hop with Mullarney’s vocals. They were prodigious in 2012, following with the For Now EP, and in 2013, they released the full-length, The Ways We Separate.
HEATHERED PEARLS is the alias of Polish-born DJ Jakub Alexander, music curator of the IS050 Blog and founder of Moodgadget Records. Alexander has been DJing over a decade sharing residencies early on with DJs Matthew Dear and Ryan Elliott before heading to Brooklyn to play with slow motion disco duo Worst Friends. In 2011, Ghostly Music Service released his debut LP Polite Isle, which included three EP’s along with a couple of singles combined into one release.
“Hands Up For Detroit” was MATTHEW DEAR’s first single in 1999. The dance-music producer/experimental pop artist/bandleader, co-founded both Ghostly International and its dancefloor offshoot, Spectral Sound. If you know Audion, False, Jabberjaw, then you also know Matthew Dear, but each alias has its own style and distinct visual identity. His 2003 full-length debut, Leave Luck to Heaven, received a four-star review in Rolling Stone, and includes the single “Dog Days” which was voted one of Pitchfork’s Top 100 Songs of the Decade. His third album, Black City, released in 2010, earned him Pitchfork’s coveted Best New Music nod and he released BEAMS in 2012. On stage, Dear performs with a multi-piece live band, unraveling the tightly wound album tracks into kaleidoscopic walls of sound. They have supported Interpol, Hot Chip and Depeche Mode on their world tours, and have performed sold-out shows from London to New York City. “The show moved from merely good to absolutely spellbinding, all elements locking into a sickening groove while Dear’s stretched and spliced vocals soared above them,” said J. Edward Keyes, Emusic.com editor-in-chief.
Zach Saginaw records as SHIGETO, his middle name (Japanese for “to grow bigger”). He began his career on the Detroit/Ann Arbor music scene, but his body of includes several EPs as Shigeto and with A Setting Sun (a pair of EPs under the alias Frank Omura (another family-name reference). The Semi-Circle EP and What We Held On To EP were released in the spring of 2010. They were quickly followed by the full-length Full Circle and Full Circle Remixes in 2010 and 2011. Lineage, released in 2012 owes as much to Shigeto’s jazz influences as hip hop and you’ll want to play it on repeat.
The Movement Electronic Music Festival features: five technologically-rich outdoor stages; more than 115 artists; free Wi-Fi access on the grounds; a posh VIP setting located behind the main stage; dozens of official after-parties; an interactive technology center featuring the hottest gear in the industry; and several art displays to stimulate the senses. Over 107,000 people from around the globe attended the 2013 festival.