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LEMAITRE’s MACHINE

Norwegian-born, Los Angeles-based electronic duo Lemaitre returns with a new single, « Machine » and an early start on the festival season with performances this weekend at M3F in Phoenix, AZ and CRSSD in San Diego, CA. “Machine” – the duo’s first new offering since 2017’s Chapter One, which featured the hit single « Closer” feat. vocalist Jennie A. blends bright synth lines, jangly guitar riffs, and soaring melody into a sweetly wistful, indie-pop-inspired confection. Relationship issues send the track’s narrator into emotional overload and leave him yearning for a simpler, more mechanical existence. He pleads, “Every time that I try, I shut down/So can you please hit restart?”.

 

“The basis for the lyrics to the song was this thing my cousin used to say when he was little” notes Ketil Jansen, who founded Lemaitre with fellow producer/songwriter Ulrik Denizou Lund. “Every time he did something he wasn’t allowed to do, like play with matches or whatever, he’d always turn into a machine and walk out of the room all robot-like, saying « I’m a machine, I don’t have any feelings, you can’t yell at me.” It was the perfect defense”

 

“Machine” is the first in a series of new tracks from Lemaitre. Forthcoming singles “Control” “Little Things” and “Big” are the results of Lemaitre’s collaborations with producers Coucheron, Jerry Folk, Bearson and William Larsen, all of whom are also Norwegian artists living in L.A. The tracks will be released over the course of the year.

 

In addition to this weekend’s festival performances, the duo will play Sasquatch and numerous other festivals. See below for initial itinerary and follow Lemaitre for further announcements. Known for their incendiary live sets, such as their explosive appearance at Coachella 2016. Lemaitre constantly change up their show to specifically suit each audience and venue, typically bringing in a full band, sometimes with an entire horn section.

 

Lemaitre’s commitment to upending what’s expected of the musical experience dates back to their earliest days as a duo. After meeting at a party in Oslo and bonding over their love of the Chemical Brothers and Basement Jaxx, Lund and Jansen started making music as teenagers. In summer 2010, they had a major breakthrough when “The Friendly Sound” – their second-ever release – hit No. 1 on Hype Machine overnight. In early 2012, Lemaitre released the first EP in their Relativity series. Relativity 2 followed in May 2012 and reached No. 1 on the iTunes Electronic chart in the U.S. and Canada. Soon after their song “1:18” was used as in a 2014 ad for the Apple iPhone 5C, Lemaitre signed to Astralwerks and made the move to L.A.

 

Streams of the hit single “Closer” now exceed 50 million on Spotify. The track was heard in a Google phone commercial and used by Bose in various retail displays while “We Got U” appeared in the FIFA 2017 mobile app trailer. “Higher” featuring Maty Noyes, landed in an Apple Watch ad, was praised by Idolator as “a mind-bending banger”.

 

 

Download / Stream “Machine” HERE:

 

 

Lemaitre : 2018 Festival Dates : 

3/2 – Phoenix, AZ @ McDowell Mountain Music Festival

3/3 – San Diego, CA @ CRSSD Festival

4/28 – Jujutla, Mexico @ Festival Vaiven

5/25 – Sasquatch Music Festival @ The Gorge Amphitheatre

8/9 – Zambujeira do Mar, Portugal @ Meo Sudoeste Festival

8/11 – Budapest, Hungary @ Sziget Festival

8/18 – Bodø, Norway @ Parkenfestivalen

ASTRALWERKS TURNS 24

Astralwerks – one of America’s pre-eminent homes for unique and forward-thinking artists – is marking its 24th year with a multi-platform celebration, contests and more. Astralwerks is now an official Curator on Apple Music. Listen to the playlists that range from latest releases, to deep cuts & remixes, throwbacks, and current hot dance and electronic tracks HERE. Highlights of the anniversary celebration include:
  • A limited edition 24th anniversary t-shirt debuts today in the Astralwerks shop During a 24-minute flash sale that begins at 2:00 PM ET today, it will be available for only 24 cents.
  • Vevo Watch Party– View 24 key videos from Astralwerks artists, spanning from Fatboy Slim’s “Weapon of Choice” to Albin Lee Meldau’s “Bloodshot.” The videos will play on a loop for the next 24 hours HERE.
  • Spotify 24-hour playlist featuring seminal Astralwerks artists. StreamHERE.
  • Astralwerks.com contest -Fans can enter to win rare and signed items from the label’s 24-year history HERE.
  • Learn “24 Things You Didn’t Know About Astralwerks”HERE. Which two international artists inspired the label’s name? Which artist used to have a cubicle at Astralwerks?
 “Astralwerks was established as a response to, and in recognition of, the rise of electronic music in the mid 90’s and since then have remained dedicated to working with and signing innovators that have both transformed dance music and moved culture,” said Astralwerks’ General Manager, Glenn Mendlinger, who has been with the label for 20 of its 24 years. “We could not be prouder of our incredible roster and wanted to honor our 24th anniversary with a 24 hour-themed celebration. Astralwerks…always on and always open.”
Founded in New York City, Astralwerks was the brainchild of staffers at Caroline Records who saw an opportunity for a label focused on the emerging electronic and ambient scene. The label launched with Tales Of Ephidrinaby Amorphous Androgynous (an alias of The Future Sound of London), which was released on July 30, 1993. Astralwerks was instrumental in igniting two explosive waves of musical creativity: first with the pioneers of electronic music in the ’90s, and more recently with EDM in the new millennium, while also nurturing and developing artists beyond the realm of dance music. To date, Astralwerks has amassed 30 GRAMMY nominations, taken home six GRAMMY Awards and released prominent soundtracks such as the GRAMMY-nominated Six Feet Under and the BRIT-nominated The Virgin Suicides. The label has hosted massive events at Miami’s legendary Winter Music Conference, staged the first Rave On The Rocks at Red Rocks in Denver and produced a celebrated music video that was voted “best video of all time” in the U.K. for “Weapon Of Choice” by artist Fatboy Slim-who also happened to be the first DJ to sell one million albums in the U.S.
In addition to a current roster of Halsey, The Chemical Brothers, The AvalanchesFatboy Slim, Swedish House Mafia, Future Sound Of London, Underworld, Empire Of The Sun, Brian Eno, Röyksopp, Alison Wonderland, Duke Dumont, Lemaitre, Kings of Convenience, Audienand The Kooks;Astralwerks’ artists throughout its history have also included Kraftwerk, Hot ChipSia, Air, David Guetta, Porter RobinsonDovesPet Shop BoysPhoenixThe B-52’sBeta BandEric Prydzamong many more.