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Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

The Field and Juan Maclean Co-Headline DFA + Kompakt Tour

For The Field, please contact Kara Oliver | Motormouth Media []
For The Juan MacLean, please contact Deborah Pressman | Girlie Action []



The Field will be embarking on a co-headlining North American tour with The Juan MacLean beginning next month. Shows will feature percussionist Dan Enqvist and multi-instrumentalist Andreas Söderstrom in addition to Axel Willner (aka The Field) and follows the May 19th release of his new album, Yesterday & Today, on Anti- Records. The new live arrangement, decided on after Willner grew weary of performing alone and its resulting limitations, has brought a completely new depth and voracity to the music of The Field's live performances.

Stockholm's Axel Willner, aka The Field, joined the Cologne based Kompakt family back in 2005 with the release of his 12" debut "Things Keep Falling Down". His ability to sample the familiar into something new combined with a deep adoration for Kompakt co-owner Wolfgang Voigt's GAS and M:I:5 electronics sound and the shoe gazer rock of Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine served to inspire a new fusion of ambient and techno. Willner spent November of 2008 alone in Berlin setting up and recording the framework of what would eventually become "Yesterday & Today". With demos in hand, he headed back to Stockholm and to a friend's house in the countryside where they set up a temporary studio and weeks of constant recording ensued. Yesterday & Today is over an hour long with only six songs - a testament to the recording process and the modernized elements of kraut rock that resonate throughout it. With the release of his startling sophomore effort, Yesterday & Today, The Field has now clearly vaulted himself well beyond the laptop, embracing the unique sounds of his past while forging an entirely new sounding Krautrock of the future.

Ask any diabolical mastermind--Dr. Evil, Sideshow Bob, the Monarch--and they'll tell you, bringing the world to its knees is a lot like hosting a successful dinner party: It requires careful preparation and forethought. A plan. It may take years before all the pieces fall into place. But once they do? Global domination should be easy as pie. Since the turn of the 21st century, DFA club music maestro Juan MacLean has been laying groundwork. First, there were killer singles, from "By The Time I Get to Venus" in 2002, to last year's international mega hit & critical year-end favorite "Happy House" as well as the "The Simple Life". There was a debut full-length (Less Than Human, 2005); remixes for colleagues like Air, Chicken Lips, Daft Punk, David Gahan, Matthew Dear; international tours with Cut Copy and Shocking Pinks; and DJ gigs from Telluride to Tel Aviv. Now comes the next stage of the operation, The Future Will Come. While the second full-length from The Juan MacLean may sound effortless in its execution, don't be deceived. This record was made in accordance with a very careful plan. "Before going into production of the album, before I wrote anything, I had aesthetic and conceptual guidelines in mind," admits MacLean. "I stuck to those, and they panned out." The Juan MacLean's touring band features members of LCD Soundsystem, !!!, and Holy Ghost.

THU 5/21 - BOSTON, MA - Middle East
FRI 5/22 - PHILADELPHIA, PA - Making Time @ Pure
SAT 5/23 - WASHINGTON, DC - Black Cat
MON 5/25 - ATLANTA, GA - The Earl
WED 5/27 - MIAMI, FL - Liv
FRI 5/29 - AUSTIN, TX - Mohawk
SAT 5/30 - HOUSTON, TX - Numbers
SUN 5/31 - LUBBOCK, TX - Cactus Courtyard
WED 6/3 - SAN DIEGO, CA - Casbah
THU 6/4 - POMONA, CA - Glass House
FRI 6/5 - LOS ANGELES, CA - Avalon
SAT 6/6 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Mezzanine
SUN 6/7 - PORTLAND, OR - Doug Fir
MON 6/8 - SEATTLE, WA - Nectar
TUE 6/9 - VANCOUVER, BC - Richards on Richards
THU 6/11 - SALT LAKE CITY, UT - Urban lounge
FRI 6/12 - DENVER, CO - Beta
SAT 6/13 - ASPEN, CO - Belly Up

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