|Love Is a Dog (April 8th, 2016)|
Tinpan Orange — Love Is a Dog (April 8th, 2016)■ Critically acclaimed indie–folk darlings Tinpan Orange are one of Australia’s most loved brother–sister outfits. With the ethereal and mesmerising Emily Lubitz at the helm, joined by her brother, guitarist Jesse Lubitz and violin virtuoso Alex Burkoy, Tinpan Orange’s heavily stylised folk music combines the highest levels of song–craft with an aching, sweeping romanticism.
■ A Tinpan Orange performance transports their audience to another time and place, and despite their theatricality and Emily’s charming and off the cuff banter and idiosyncratic dance moves they have always been grounded in a deep sense of emotional honesty.
■ “The intoxicating romance of this exceptional band can’t be contained…” — The Age Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Genre: Roots, Indie, Female vocal
Album release: April 8th, 2016
Record Label: Tinpan Orange
01 Rich Man 3:27
02 Cities of Gold 3:57
03 Love Is a Dog 3:19
04 Lucky One 3:21
05 Cabarita 3:31
06 Fools and Cowboys 3:37
07 Diary 4:12
08 Hear from Me 3:33
09 Light Across the Water 3:39
10 Ordinary Lives 3:34
11 Leopards 4:38
℗ 2016 Tinpan Orange
■ Emily Lubitz — lead vocal
■ Jesse Lubitz — guitar, vocals
■ Alex Burkoy — violin, mandolin and guitar
■ Daniel Farrugia (Angus & Julia Stone, Missy Higgins) — drums
■ Jules Pascoe (Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Racketts) — bass guitar.
♥ Emily and Jesse are siblings, Emily being married to Harry Angus.Press:
■ “Making for a strikingly assured album, the deep dives into heart–sleeved honesty equally matched by the cinematic stretches of detailed, string arrangements and brooding folk–pop features.” — Rolling Stone
■ Critically acclaimed indie–folk darlings Tinpan Orange are one of Australia’s great brother–sister outfits. With the ethereal and mesmerising Emily Lubitz at the helm, joined by brother & guitarist Jesse Lubitz & violin virtuoso Alex Burkoy, Tinpan Orange’s heavily stylised folk music combines the highest levels of song–craft with an aching, sweeping romanticism. Their fifth album ‘Love is a Dog’ with it’s razor–sharp melodies was most recently lauded “a strikingly assured album” by Rolling Stone Magazine.
■ “Love is a Dog … envelopes you completely and makes you want to listen again and again”. — Music Feeds
■ “[Emily’s] exquisite, brushed–velvet voice conjures a steady neck–hair waltz as her guitarist brother Jesse twangs in echoes and Alex Burkoy’s violin makes like swirling leaves and memories” — Love is a Dog, ★★★★ The Age, Michael DwyerReview
By Jonny Nail | April 4th, 2016 2:27:PM EST |
■ Dominated by Emily Lubitz’s stunning vocals, Love Is A Dog generally takes a reflective tone. A morning–after stocktake repeatedly plays out across the LP’s 11 tracks, Lubitz’s composure depicting a well–measuring perspective, clarity coming after an assumed, initial outburst of emotion. A soothing assessment best displayed on album opener — and lead single — “Rich Man”, which recalls a sorrowful scene where privilege crumbles under the weight of loneliness. The haunting vocals aptly complimented by straining violin notes as the plainspoken tale weaves towards its inevitable tragedy.
■ Elsewhere, there’s a more ambiguous approach, as they frequently aim for deeper, more flexibly interpretable tales that showcase some of the band’s most confident songwriting to date, including flashes of betrayal (“Diary”), escapism (“Cabarita”, “Ordinary Lives”) and the illogical nature of love (“Light Across The Water”). Making for a strikingly assured album, the deep dives into heart–sleeved honesty equally matched by the cinematic stretches of detailed, string arrangements and brooding folk–pop features. ■ http://rollingstoneaus.com/
Alex Burkoy: http://www.musicteacher.com.au/alex-burkoy/violin-lessons/
Interview by Dariya Salmin: http://www.colosoul.com.au/uncategorized/talking-tours-with-tinpan-orange/
■ Love Is A Dog is a complex, luscious offering from this seasoned trio. Opulent string arrangements, intricate guitar hooks and unforgettable vocal melodies from lead vocalist Emily Lubitz all dictate the dark, rambling nature of the record.
■ The album was recorded by the trio with the in–studio help of Daniel Farrugia (Angus & Julia Stone, Missy Higgins) on drums and Jules Pascoe (Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Racketts) on bass guitar. The new LP was produced by the band in collaboration with Harry James Angus (The Cat Empire, Jackson Jackson) and mixed by the renowned Adam Selzer (M.Ward, She & Him, Jolie Holland) and recorded by Matthew Neighbour (Missy Higgins).
■ Four years ago Over the Sun (2012) saw the band win Triple J Unearthed with their catchy folk–pop single Barcelona. In 2013 Over the Sun was nominated for The Age Music Victoria Genre Award for Best Folk Roots Album. The band gained further mainstream attention after Emily’s voice was used on the famous Metro advertisement and one of the greatest viral sensations the world had seen, Dumb Ways to Die (2013).
■ Having shared the stage with Martha Wainright, The Cat Empire, The Waifs, Jen Cloher and Husky, as well as playing some of the world’s biggest music festivals nationally and abroad including WOMAD, Laneway Festival, Calgary Folk Festival and Winnipeg Folk Festival, Tinpan Orange’s music has grown them a fanbase that stretches across the globe.
♠ Aroona Palace, 2005.
♠ Death, Love & Buildings, 2007.
♠ The Bottom of the Lake, 2009.
♠ Over the Sun, 2012.
♠ Love is a Dog, 2016. © Emily Lubitz, Tinpan Orange singer, Woodford Folk Festival 2010. Photo credit: Robyn Jay
|Love Is a Dog (April 8th, 2016)|