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A Must Read: Porcelain Raft Shares Intimate Details of Touring Past


Recently published in The Stool Pigeon, Picture Book: Porcelain Raft gives us an intimate look at several points during a musician’s touring life. A handful of anecdotes highlight each chosen photo. In his own words, Mauro Remiddi, otherwise known as the man behind Porcelain Raft, shares of his travels and feelings often experienced while touring alone. George Clooney, The Antlers, Italy and Blonde Redhead all make an appearance in what appears to be a very interesting and fruitful career.

Perhaps most intriguing is his stay in North Korea during 1992. Remiddi and his band at the time were invited to participate in The Spring Festival, where they would play their own songs and also interpret traditional Korean songs to fit into a more modern realm. Remiddi writes, “We were not allowed to move on stage, people at that time had never seen a man with an electric guitar moving on stage before. Our performances, and other country’s performances (we were representing Italy, of course) were broadcast on the national television. That was the only time North Koreans could see a western face.” Remiddi goes on to explain some of the restrictions put on North Koreans during this time and how these constraints affected his band. To learn more about Mauro Remiddi and view Picture Book: Porcelain Raft in its entirety, head to The Stool Pigeon.

 

The War on Drugs: The Comic!!

Well, if this just isn’t making our Friday morning. On September 27, The War on Drugs capped off their incredible European tour with a show at London’s Corsica Studios (followed the next morning with a BBC 6 radio session for Lauren Laverne). UK publication The Stool Pigeon sent illustrator David Z. Greene to the Corsica show to capture the evening with his pen. Greene’s incredible illustrated tale of the night is above for your reading pleasure.

The War on Drugs begin a second run of US dates next week, and recently announced a December tour to close out a great year in support of the excellent Slave Ambient including a New York City show at The Beacon Theatre opening for The National. See all upcoming tour dates HERE, and keep out an eye for more exciting WoD news soon.

Also this week, WoD’s Adam Granduciel was featured on Pitchfork’s Guest List in which he pitched a collaboration with Larry David in earnest.

 

AUDIO

Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
All White Everything by JJ
Wedding Day by Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon
Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer
Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod
Red Eyes by The War On Drugs

VIDEOS

Runaway by Electric Youth

Dynasti by JJ

Sunspot by Suuns

COMING SOON

Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain (Deluxe Edition)
2XCD / 2XLP

SHOWS TODAY

Tig Notaro
Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre

Woman's Hour
Amsterdam, NL - Bitterzoet

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