As was first expected, Ritual Union is set to be released on July 12th. Today, the line “Ritual Union album is set to drop on July 26th. We’re cooking up some sweet pre-orders for you so stay tuned” featured in Little Dragon’s newsletter, however. A two week delay? Maybe a mix-up in geographical release dates? Probably a delay, but at least not a mammoth delay. And “sweet” pre-order packages on the horizon, too? I can deal with the delay for the added spice.
Independent Label Market, Berwick Street: “On our [Peacefrog’s] stall we will be selling the first batch of our 20th anniversary releases – classics repressed on coloured vinyl (limited to 300) including DBX, Neil Landstrumm and Theo Parrish releases + our recently available collectors 7″ of Ritual Union (the title track from the forthcoming Little Dragon album) and the odd catalogue CD.” Source.
Updated tour dates:
May 23 – Barbi, Tel Aviv
May 26 – Intimate KCRW performance Los Angeles, CA
May 29 – UCLA JazzReggae Festival, Los Angeles, CA
May 30 – Detroit Electronic Music Festival, Detroit, MI
June 2 – State Theatre, Falls Church, VA
June 4 – The Roots Picnic, Philadelphia, PA
June 10 – Caribana Festival, Crans-pres-Celigny, Switzerland
June 11 – Volt Festival, Uppsala, Sweden
June 16 – Sonar Festival, Barcelona, Spain
June 24 – Glastonbury Festival, UK
July 15 – Melt Festival, Grafenhainichen, Germany
July 23 – Soundwave Festival, Petrcane, Croatia
Aug 14 – Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, San Francisco, CA
Sept 03 – Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, Seattle, WA
Sept 04 – North Coast Music Festival, Chicago, IL
I’m heading to LA next week, so fingers crossed I’ll be able to make it to the UCLA Jazz Festival on the 29th. Good luck to anyone and everyone who entered the contest today as part of the newsletter. And if you’re reading the word “newsletter” with a quizzical brow, then do yourself a favour, sign up here, and get called a “Dragon” / “Hiya Dragons”.