It looks like the delay for the album will not keep dEUS off stage this summer. A first date has been announced by the band. dEUS will perform at the Bažant Pohoda-festival at Trencín Airport in Slovakia. The festival will take place from July 7th until July 9th. Other bands on the bill include Moby, Portishead, We Have Band and Beirut.
Maria Schneider has died at the age of 58. Maria Schneider is best known for her performance in Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1972 drama Last Tango in Paris – a role that came to both define and destroy her acting career. And we all know here because of the song The Vanishing Of Maria Schneider on Vantage Point ofcourse.
The release of Keep You Close is postponed from April to September. The album is currently being mixed and PIAS will not be able to complete everything in time for a worldwide release in April. It’s not clear yet if this will affect the tour-plans.
(Source: De Standaard)
The release of Keep You Close is postponed from April to September. The album is currently being mixed and PIAS will not be able to complete everything in time for a worldwide release in April. It’s not clear yet if this will affect the tour-plans. As soon as I have news on that, I’ll keep you updated.
There’s a great article about Tom in De Standaard today. Tom is talking about his father and the fact his father died when he was only 17. He says he has been living with deadlines since he was young.
His father was 63 when Tom was born and Tom was always thinking when I’m then my father will be 73, etcetera. He’s also always planning things like ‘I want to make my first movie before my 30th anniversary’, etcetera. He wrote a song about this continously counting for Keep You Close: the song is called Numbers.
As you probably know already the song Right As Rain is about the death of Tom’s father. He sings His only vice was that he died while I did a little dance. And that’s how it really happenend.
Elbow-singer Guy Garvey talked about dEUS in his weekly radioshow Guy Garvey’s Finest Hour on BBC 6 Music. He told his listeners that he sang on The Vanishing Of Maria Schneider. He played Instant Street, since that is one of his favorite songs.
You can listen to the episode here. The dEUS-part starts around 1:38.00.
This afternoon I was interviewed by Flemish radiostation Studio Brussel about my passion for dEUS. You can listen the interview (in Dutch) below.
Studio Brussel had a phonecall with Tom Barman yesterday. Tom told that Greg Dulli will be singing on two songs of Keep You Close. At the moment 6 of the 10 à 12 songs are mixed. Tom describes the album as passionate and danceable. ‘If Vantage Point was a vodka red bull, then Keep You Close is a mojito’.
The cover of the album will be a photo that perfectly fits with the title Keep You Close.
Flemish Radio 1 had an interesting phonecall with Tom on January 1st (his birthday). Tom was on a small trip to Marrakech. Tom told that the album was not finished yet and that he still had to work on some lyrics.
He also said that the album will probably be titled Keep You Close and will be released at the end of april. Keep You Close is also one of the tracks of the album. Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs, The Gutter Twins, The Twilight Singers) will sing on one of the tracks. Karin Dreijer Anderson (The Knife) will not be on the album because none of the tracks fitted her voice, but she will certainly be on the next Magnus-album.