Thursday, June 12, 2014

Gabriel Kahane Published w/ The New Yorker, US Tour Continues + Acclaimed LP Out Now!


Critically Acclaimed New Album The Ambassador
Out Now via Sony Music Masterworks

Gabriel’s In-Depth Essay On Album’s Los Angeles
Themes & Inspirations Featured on The New Yorker

Catch Him Live On Tour This Spring!

6/13: Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
6/14: Minneapolis, MN @ Icehouse
6/17: Denver, CO @ The Soiled Dove Underground
6/24: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
6/25: Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern

WATCH: Cinematic “Bradbury” (304 Broadway) Video

"Mr. Kahane is a singer of gentle warmth and composure, and a composer with a seemingly endless reserve of strategies, constructing some tracks like chamber pieces and others like indie-pop singles." – The New York Times

“Like most of his music, it’s simmered in vigorous wistfulness and cerebral irony.”
– New York Magazine

“He’s startlingly good, and you should hear him.” – Rolling Stone

“With its shades of Sufjan Stevens and Simon and Garfunkel, it's singer-songwriter meets pop, but with the tools of a classical composer.  – The Wall Street Journal

“ …as rewarding as it is challenging." – Boston Globe

" …the ethereal textures that Kahane creates are fabulous." – NPR

"The artful pop savant and boundary-flouting composer, celebrating a new album here, blends approachability with striking sophistication.” – Time Out New York

"On this tribute, the keys build in a flitting, complex crescendo, marked by dissonant overlaps, making it as intricate as the architecture of the building for which it’s named." – SPIN

“The album is a marvel of musical engineering and a swirl of cultural references, but the real achievement is that it is an engaging, exciting, and approachable rock record…”
– Mother Jones

Axel Dupeux for The Wall Street Journal

Gabriel Kahane’s critically acclaimed new album The Ambassador draws its inspiration from a multitude of sources to tell intimate, human stories against the backdrop of Los Angeles architecture and popular culture. Released on June 3 via Sony Music MasterworksThe Ambassador is a collection of ten songs for ten buildings in Los Angeles. Fans will get a chance to catch Gabriel’s charming live show this spring, as he’ll be taking his “piquant harmonies and sexy orchestration” to the road on a full US tour in support of the record- making stops in ChicagoMinneapolis,DenverPortland Seattle! He’ll also be answering questions today at 4pm ET on a special Reddit AMA. Join himhere!
Album track “Bradbury” (304 Broadway) ft Shara Worden is a response to Blade Runner, which much of was shot at the Bradbury Building. The video for it is a cinematically stunning work of shadow art, directed by Chicago’s Manual Cinema. Watch the “Bradbury” (304 Broadway) video feat. Shara Worden HERE, and we encourage you to post & share.
In keeping with The Ambassador’s all-encompassing City of Angels theme, Gabriel also recently unveiled The Ambassador Atlas- an interactive map of Los Angeles highlighting the ten locations that inspired each of the songs on the record. The Ambassador was co-produced by Kahane and long-time collaborators Casey Foubert (Sufjan Stevens), Matt Johnson (St. Vincent), and Rob Moose (Bon Iver). It also features guest vocal appearances by Aoife O'DonovanHolcombe Waller and Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond.

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