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Manchester Orchestra, Grouplove, and Frightened Rabbit Team Up for Record Store Day

Apr 9 2013 12:00AM

Marketwire

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NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 04/09/13 -- Canvasback/Atlantic recording artists Grouplove and Frightened Rabbit have both teamed up with Manchester Orchestra to release a very special 12-inch single for Record Store Day. The release, which features the Manchester Orchestra/Grouplove collaboration "Make It To Me" and the Manchester Orchestra/Frightened Rabbit collaboration "Architect," will be available Saturday, April 20th at participating independent record stores. Listen to both tracks now: https://soundcloud.com/canvasback/sets/record-store-day. For a list of participating stores, visit http://www.recordstoreday.com.

"We wanted to release some sort of 12-inch for Record Store Day, but we had no idea how it would come about, or with whom we could trick into doing it with us," said Manchester Orchestra's Andy Hull. "I sent a text to the first two bands we wanted to work with and they said yes. Being friends with both Grouplove and Frightened Rabbit, we decided instead of doing a split, we'd make it a full on collaboration."

"This is our way of putting some Manchester Love on some Group Orchestra," added Grouplove's Hannah Hooper, who helped design the release's artwork. Manchester Orchestra's Chris Freeman also contributed to the artwork.

"Andy Hull's solo album 'Church Of The Great Thief' was pretty much my favourite record of 2012, so when the opportunity arose for us to write a song together I jumped at the chance," said Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison. "Strangely, we've never met, but via a string of emails and texts we managed to complete 'Architect.' I'm really proud of it."

For "Make It To Me," Manchester Orchestra sent Grouplove a "bare bones rock-ditty, which Grouplove transformed into an electronic explosion of funky grooves," explained Hull. For "Architect," both Hull and Frightened Rabbit lead singer/guitarist Scott Hutchison began talking about the song, and over time, sent voice memos back and forth before landing on its final version.

"I couldn't be happier with the end result and it certainly won't be the last time we collaborate with either band," said Hull.

For more information, visit www.manchesterorchestra.com, www.grouplovemusic.com, www.frightenedrabbit.com, and www.recordstoreday.com.

GROUPLOVE ON TOUR:
4/12 - Baltimore, MD - John Hopkins University
4/17 - St. Louis, MO - University of Missouri
4/18 - Lincoln, NE - University of Nebraska
5/12 - Napa, CA - BottleRock Music Wine & Food Festival
5/17 - Gulf Shores, AL - Hangout Music Festival
5/18 - Atlanta, GA - Party in the Park
6/1 - Ozark, AR - Wakarusa
6/28 - Kansas City, MO - Kansas City Speedway
7/26 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest

FRIGHTENED RABBIT ON TOUR:
4/10 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
4/11 - Birmingham, AL - WorkPlay Theatre
4/12 - Little Rock, AR - The Rev Room
4/13 - Dallas, TX - Trees
8/2 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza



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CONTACT:
Ken Weinstein
(Manchester Orchestra/Big Hassle Media)
212-619-1360
weinstein@bighassle.com

Glenn Fukushima
(Grouplove/Atlantic Records)
818-238-6833
glenn.fukushima@atlanticrecords.com

Catharine McNelly
(Frightened Rabbit & Grouplove/Atlantic Records)
212-707-3069
catharine.mcnelly@atlanticrecords.com

For RECORD STORE DAY contact
Perry Serpa
Good Cop PR
(perry@goodcoppr.com)
or
Cristina Parker
Noise NY
(cristina@noiseny.com)





Source: Marketwire


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