Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Presets Premiere Fort Romeau Remix of "Ghosts", North American Tour Starts 10/12

Fort Romeau, aka UK-based house producer Mike Norris (100% Silk), has given The Presets’ ‘Ghosts’ a reworking. Check out the remix premiere on Life + Times.


The Presets are about to embark on a headlining tour across the United States. With supports including YACHT, Strange Talk, Gigamesh and Flight Facilities, and a brand new live show that will blow audiences away, this is one of Fall’s don’t-miss shows.

The Preset’s PACIFICA is now available in the US via Casablanca Records.

“From word one to the closing synth note signifying The End, Pacifica is a literary and musical sensation worthy of true scholarly attention.” – Consequence of Sound

“One of the best things to happen to modern music.” – LA Music Blog

Pacifica sees The Presets boldly venture into new, uncharted musical territories. Traversing both light and shade in energy and emotion, the album was produced by the band - Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes - and mixed in Los Angeles with Tony Hoffer.

In Australia initial critical acclaim for Pacifica is nothing short of staggering, debuting at #3 on the Australian charts (and peaking at #2 on the iTunes charts):

"One of the year's most exciting, mainstream-shaking statements." ★★★★½ Herald Sun

“The list of things the Presets can't do is getting smaller by the day; the tally of successes, on the other hand, keeps expanding.”★★★★ Sydney Morning Herald,

"The Presets were always two steps ahead of the pack. Now they’ve broken off and started their own race." The Vine

"Pacifica is a deceptively deep, rich surprise package" ★★★★ Rolling Stone (Australia)

"An album of the year contender" Daily Telegraph

10/12 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent with K.Flay
10/13 – San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island Music Festival
10/15 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom with Gigamesh
10/19 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 with YACHT and Strange Talk
10/20 – Boston, MA – House of Blues with YACHT
10/21 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre with YACHT
10/23 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall with YACHT
10/25 – Chicago, IL – Metro with YACHT and American Royalty
10/27 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia with Flight Facilities, Oliver and Yusek
10/28 – Pomona, CA – The Fox Theater with YACHT

It’s been over four years since The Presets captured the world’s imagination with their blitzkrieg of an album, the sophomore Apocalypso. Spawning five hit singles and exceeding Triple Platinum sales in Australia, Apocalypso set dizzying new heights for dance music in Australia. The single My People stayed in the ARIA charts for over 75 weeks, making it the longest charting Australian single in ARIA chart history.

The Presets took out six ARIA and ARIA artisan awards - the Australian equivalent to the Grammys -  (including Album of The Year - the first electronic band to do so, Best Group, and Best Dance Release) at the 2008 ARIA Awards.

The following year The Presets were awarded Australian Songwriters of The Year at the APRA Awards and again Best Dance release at the ARIAs for Talk Like That. Their last Australian tour saw them play to over 70,000 people.

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