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The Presets Embark on String of North American Dates This March 2013

March 8 – Winter Park, CO @ Snowball Music Festival
March 11 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theatre
March 12 – Vancouver, BC @ The Venue
March 14 – Austin, TX @ IHEARTCOMIX Superparty

March 9 & 10 – Available For Promo in Los Angeles

This March, The Presets will be performing a string of shows including Snowball Music Festival and an unofficial event during SXSW. The Presets are available for press, including two full days of promo in Los Angeles.

The Presets are touring in support of their 2012 album Pacifica, which reached Gold in Australia, #1 on the iTunes Dance chart, and #3 on the US iTunes Electronic chart. Featuring ten prismatic, synth-laced songs, Pacifica sees the Presets boldly venture into new, uncharted musical territories. Traversing both light and shade in energy and emotion, the album was produced by the band – Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes – and mixed in Los Angeles with Tony Hoffer. Released to critical acclaim, Pacifica contains the hit singles “Promises,” “Ghosts,” and “Youth in Trouble.”

It’s been over four years since The Presets captured the world’s imagination with their blitzkrieg of
an album, the sophomore Apocalypso. Spawning five hit singles and exceeding Triple Platinum
sales in Australia, Apocalypso set dizzying new heights for dance music in Australia. The single “My People” stayed in the ARIA charts for over 75 weeks, making it the longest charting Australian single in ARIA chart history.

The Presets were recently awarded Single of the Year (Readers’ Choice) for “Ghosts” at the 4th annual Rolling Stone Awards.

Local Praise For The Presets

#1 Album of The Year – Daily Telegraph
#1 Album of The Year – Herald Sun
#1 Album of The Year – Courier Mail
#1 Album of The Year – Adelaide Advertiser
Electronic Album of The Year – Sydney Morning Herald
Electronic Album of The Year – Electronic Rumours
2012 J Award Nominee – Australian Album of The Year
2012 AMP Award – Shortlist Australian Album of The Year
Critic’s Poll 2012 – Mess and Noise
Top 30 Albums 2012 – In The Mix
Top 40 Albums 2012 #7 – Beautiful Buzz
Best Live Act – In The Mix Awards 2012

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The Presets “Promises” Remixed By Nils Frahm

The latest version of The Presets’ “Promises”, remixed by Berlin-based composer/producer Nils Frahm, premiered today on WNYC Soundcheck, stream it here (please post and share). Nils Frahm is celebrated for his unconventional approach to classical piano, which has won him fans around the world including Thom Yorke who featured one of his songs on Radiohead’s HQ office chart. Nils re-imagines The Presets’ “Promises”, setting his neoclassical slant on the track. It’s a full circle moment for The Presets who are both classically trained musicians.

The Presets release a remix bundle of the “Promises” single tomorrow (Tuesday, December 4). The bundle includes remixes by Australian ex-pat Plastic Plates, Finland’s Luomo, France’s Lifelike, and the above neo-classical reworking by German composer Nils Frahm.

STREAM/EMBED “PROMISES (NILS FRAHM REMIX) HERE

“Promises” is the second official single from The Presets’ acclaimed third album Pacifica. In Australia Pacifica debuted at #3 on the charts (and #2 on iTunes) and has been nominated for national radio station Triple J’s Australian Album of the Year (announced November 23).

Praise for Pacifica

“From word one to the closing synth note signifying The End, Pacifica is a literary and musical sensation worthy of true scholarly attention.”
– Consequence of Sound

“One of the best things to happen to modern music.” – LA Music Blog

Pacifica sees The Presets boldly venture into new, uncharted musical territories. Traversing both light and shade in energy and emotion, the album was produced by the band – Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes – and mixed in Los Angeles with Tony Hoffer.

In Australia, initial critical acclaim for Pacifica is nothing short of staggering, debuting at #3 on the Australian charts (and peaking at #2 on the iTunes charts):

“One of the year’s most exciting, mainstream-shaking statements.”
****½ Herald Sun
“The list of things the Presets can’t do is getting smaller by the day; the tally of successes, on the other hand, keeps expanding.”
**** Sydney Morning Herald
“Pacifica is a deceptively deep, rich surprise package.”
**** Rolling Stone (Australia)
“An album of the year contender.” Daily Telegraph

The Presets’ ‘PACIFICA’ is available in the US via Casablanca Records

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Press Releases

The Presets “Ghosts” (Señor Coconut Remix) + Touring US Now

The Presets “Ghosts” (Señor Coconut Remix) + Touring US Now

Señor Coconut, aka German composer Uwe Schmidt, has infused The Presets’ “Ghosts” with his signature contemporary take on Latin music and Tropicalia. The remix is yours to download today! Check out RCRD LBL’s premiere here

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD ‘GHOSTS’ (SEÑOR COCONUT REMIX) HERE

‘GHOSTS’ REMIX EP AVAILABLE ON US ITUNES OCTOBER 16

The Presets have just kicked off their headlining North American tour. With supports including YACHT, Strange Talk, Gigamesh and Flight Facilities, and a brand new live show that will blow audiences away, this is one of Fall’s don’t-miss shows.

“From word one to the closing synth note signifying The End, Pacifica is a literary and musical sensation worthy of true scholarly attention.” – Consequence of Sound

“One of the best things to happen to modern music.” – LA Music Blog

Pacifica sees The Presets boldly venture into new, uncharted musical territories. Traversing both light and shade in energy and emotion, the album was produced by the band – Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes – and mixed in Los Angeles with Tony Hoffer.

In Australia initial critical acclaim for Pacifica is nothing short of staggering, debuting at #3 on the Australian charts (and peaking at #2 on the iTunes charts):

“One of the year’s most exciting, mainstream-shaking statements.” Herald Sun

“The list of things the Presets can’t do is getting smaller by the day; the tally of successes, on the other hand, keeps expanding.” Sydney Morning Herald,

“The Presets were always two steps ahead of the pack. Now they’ve broken off and started their own race.” The Vine

“Pacifica is a deceptively deep, rich surprise package” Rolling Stone (Australia)

“An album of the year contender” Daily Telegraph

US TOUR DATES
10/15 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom with Gigamesh
10/19 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 with YACHT and Strange Talk
10/20 – Boston, MA – House of Blues with YACHT
10/21 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre with YACHT
10/23 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall with YACHT
10/25 – Chicago, IL – Metro with YACHT and American Royalty
10/27 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia with Flight Facilities, Oliver and Yusek
10/28 – Pomona, CA – The Fox Theater with YACHT

It’s been over four years since The Presets captured the world’s imagination with their blitzkrieg of an album, the sophomore Apocalypso. Spawning five hit singles and exceeding Triple Platinum sales in Australia, Apocalypso set dizzying new heights for dance music in Australia. The single “My People” stayed in the ARIA charts for over 75 weeks, making it the longest charting Australian single in ARIA chart history.

The Presets took out six ARIA and ARIA artisan awards – the Australian equivalent to the Grammys – (including Album of The Year – the first electronic band to do so, Best Group, and Best Dance Release) at the 2008 ARIA Awards.

The following year The Presets were awarded Australian Songwriters of The Year at the APRA Awards and again Best Dance release at the ARIAs for Talk Like That. Their last Australian tour saw them play to over 70,000 people.

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The Presets premiere their new single Ghosts

Today The Presets revealed their new single “Ghosts”, from their forthcoming album Pacifica (out digitally on September 10 and in stores the 11th via Casablanca). The single will be available on iTunes August 21. Stream the track and watch the sunrise here!

After the “face-melting techno” of the street track “Youth in Trouble”, “Ghosts” represents a sublime and adventurous musical turn for The Presets.

Minor-keyed Merengue grooves are topped with First Fleet melodies, while synth washes and skittering beats glide effortlessly across the track’s rollicking, undulating peaks and valleys.

“When Julian played me his initial sketch of this song it utterly blew my mind, “ explains Kim. “Taking a classic folk style, sea shanty and adding it to an up tempo techno groove was just genius to my ears.”

The Presets recently released the video for Pacifica track “Youth in Trouble”. Watch the kaleidoscopic pixilated roller coaster, created by New York based visual artist Yoshi Sodeoka, here. The single and remix package for “Youth In Trouble” are available now on iTunes.

Don’t miss The Presets’ inimitable live show when they tour North America this Fall!

North American Tour Dates

10/13 – San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island Music Festival
10/15 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
10/19 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
10/20 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
10/21 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
10/23 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
10/25 – Chicago, IL – Metro
10/27 – Los Angeles, CA – Club Nokia
10/28 – Pomona, CA – The Fox Theatre