Okay, so I can sometimes be a terrible webmaster. During Little Dragon’s hiatus (I call it hiatus, but of course they were like worker bees in a creative bubble) I failed to access my Gmail account and in doing so I was foolishly unaware that Lynn, an ever present contributor, had sent me some amazing photographs of Little Dragon from there Bowery Ballroom show in late October of 2013. So, now that I’ve finally caught sight of them so can you … chegg it!
It gets one eager for the new touring season, doesn’t it?
None of the following blogs are run by the band, but are fan based tributes. This Is Little Dragon is my effort. It’s a year old this month, has 1,111 posts (images, audio, video), and has 629 followers. For The Love Of Little Dragon, another Tumblr blog, is one of my favourite blogs and mostly gets to news and features and images before I do, so give that one strong following. If you’re an active part of the addictive Tumblr scene then it’d be foolish of you not to get on board.
“Ritual Reunion premiere in NYC at the record release party on Aug 16 2011. 2nd song of the set, one of the BEST LD shows I’ve been to! mezz view, magic dance moves, fantastic pink sequin dress :D!” Contributed by the brilliant Lynn. (And I think “Little Man” could be uploaded quite soon, too.)
Brought to my attention by the ever brilliant Lynn Yang.
The first 50 customers to order ‘Ritual Union’ at Recordstore.co.uk will have their copy signed by Little Dragon*
“Ritual Union is an effortless exercise in economics. Nothing is wasted nor added needlessly for effect, and it’s an album that revels in clean, crisp production.” – BBC Music
“The raw materials of excellence are all in place: winning melodies, dancefloor nous and the undeniable appeal of a half-Japanese, half-Swedish-American singer who sings like a fallen angel and dresses like a fashion leader…teamed with exquisite production skills”. – The Guardian
“Though consistently ground-breaking and lyrically challenging, Ritual Union never feels like hard work. Sultry, soulful and eccentric, Nagano shines brightly, particularly amid the languidly sexy disco of Crystalfilm. She is Sade, Björk, Marvin Gaye and Santigold, all rolled into one extraordinary package. This spellbinding collection of digital exotica deserves to make her a star.” – The Telegraph
*Signed copies are strictly limited and will be sent out on a first come, first served basis. One signed copy per household. Once all signed copies have been sold the offer will be taken down and replaced with an unsigned version of the album. Signed copies are allocated upon the order processing, not when the order is placed. Source.
It was brought to my attention by Katie, visitor and long time fan and cool cat in general, that Little Dragon have created a playlist for Spotify, featuring both their own tunes and some further tracks they “dig”, too.
Below is a snap shot of the chosen songs and here’s a link to follow the path if you’re a Spotify user. “Here are some tracks we listen to at home in Gothenburg and while we’re on the road. There are a few of ours thrown in there too. We hope you dig it.”