February 20th, 2009 09:27 EST
Apocalypso World Tour - If I Know You single
- - Apocalypso Expanded Deluxe Edition -
The Presets Tour dates (with The Golden Filter)
3/27 - Tallahassee FL Club Downunder 18+
3/28 - Miami FL Ultra Music Festival
3/29 - Gainesville FL Common Grounds 18+
3/30 - Atlanta GA Masquerade (Hell Stage) All Ages
3/31 - Carrboro NC Cats Cradle 18+
4/01 - Washington DC 9:30 Club All Ages
4/03 - New York NY Webster Hall 18+
4/04 - Boston MA Paradise 18+
4/05 - Montreal QC Studio Juste Pour Rire 18+
4/06 - Toronto ON The Mod Club 19+
4/ 07 - Cleveland Heights OH Grog Shop All Ages
4/08 - Chicago IL Metro 18+
4/10 - Denver CO Bluebird Theater 16+
4/11 - Murray UT Murray Theater All Ages
4/13 - Vancouver BC Commodore Ballroom 19+
4/14 - Seattle WA Neumos 21+
4/15 - Portland OR Hawthorne Theater All Ages
4/16 - San Francisco CA Mezzanine 21+
**4/17 - COACHELLA FESTIVAL**
4/20, Pomona CA The Glass House All Ages
Australian duo The Presets soar to even greater heights after two sold out nationwide tours in the US and a slew of prestigious awards around the world. For the third and final time on their Apocalypso World Tour they`re setting their sights on America, returning for more headline shows throughout March and April, as well as coveted appearances at Ultra Festival at Miami WMC and Coachella Festival 2009.
The self-produced Apocalypso (approaching Triple Platinum in Australia) has already spawned three gritty hit singles My People, This Boy`s in Love and Talk Like That and has crowned The Presets as Australia`s premiere electronic act both in and out of the studio. The band not only swept with floor at this year`s ARIAS (Australia`s equivalent to the Grammy Awards) with no less than six Awards including `Album of The Year` and `Best Dance Act`, but also capped it off with the 2008 Australian youth radio network Triple J`s Award for `Album Of The Year`, joining the likes of Wolfmother among their hallowed ranks.
Since their sold out Fall tour with labelmates Cut Copy, they`ve now been catapulted into the US pop spotlight, gaining critical acclaim for their stunning videos, innovative studio techniques and especially their sizzling live performances. Having already recruited diehard fans from East, West and even the deep, deep South, this is your final chance to catch them in the States for this year. The Presets will be joined on the road by The Golden Filter (causing a stir with their synth cascade remixes for Peter Bjorn & John, Hercules & Love Affair, Cut Copy).
To celebrate return of The Presets to North America, Modular Records will release the dramatic, compelling If I Know You as a single. If the first single from Apocalypso, My People was a sledgehammer to the skull, then If I Know You, the last, is its lance to the heart accompaniment.
To recreate the emotionally resonant atmosphere of the song on film, The Presets have enlisted French director Eva Husson (who directed the acclaimed short for M83`s Kim and Jessie last year) to weave a poetic dream sequence, juxtaposing youth fire and dance to against the emotive electronic throb of the track and the Los Angeles backdrop.
Watch the video here:
If I Know You has been given remix treatment from a saddle of heavies. Tom Middleton turns heartbreak into ecstasy, with a bombastic house rework. UK new-Italo duo Heartbreak turn in a throbbing old school electro-disco jammer. Former Depeche Mode/Yazoo/Erasure production don Vince Clarke returned to the studio to whip up a mystic voodoo breakbeat version. Via Tania and Jori Hulkkonen teamed up under the name Tania & Jori to conjure up a completely enchanting, swirling analogue bubblebath of a cover, with Tania`s vocals replacing Julian Hamilton`s, while Israeli techno producer Chaim strips the song back to even less than bare bones for an impressively stark, minimal builder.
Out May 5th (Modular)
Additionally, for a lucky few, Apocalypso will be revisited as a very limited Deluxe Edition (released May 5), featuring expanded story book format artwork and a bonus disc with a slew of remixes (many previously unavailable) by D.I.M, Lifelike, Jence Moelle (Digitalism), Jori Hulkkonen, Mouse on Mars and Still Going.
This Boy`s In Love (Lifelike Remix)
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