Bishop Allen

The new Bishop Allen record, Lights Out, is here at last. Here's what went into it: ten years, three full-lengths, twelve EPs, thousands of shows, a move out of Brooklyn, a new home in the wooly wilds of Kingston, NY, time off to score the films Bully and Mutual Friends, as well as an Anderson Cooper 360 special, months of demos, drum tracking in a sweat-lodge attic studio during a July heat wave, a wet Fall arranging guitars, bass, and synths in a now-chilly attic studio, the coldest December on record spent mixing, a close call with a frozen pipe and flooded hard drives, and a photo found on a friend's refrigerator.

Bishop Allen Scores New Documentary Film


Taking a break from writing songs for a new album, Bishop Allen recently wrote and recorded the score to the documentary, The Bully Project, a film set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 23, 2011. You can read more about this excellent project at the film’s website. Stay tuned for more progress reports from Bishop Allen. Hopefully new demos will surface in the coming months.

Bishop Allen’s Keith Poulson Lists the Best of 2010


Moving to NYC has been nice for me as it has allowed me more access to music, films and pals. Here are some things I liked this year:

Most listened to 2010 releases:
Thee Oh Sees Warm Slime
Women Public Strain
Titus Andronicus The Monitor
Moonface Dreamland EP: Marimba and Shit-drums
Beach House Teen Dream
Marnie Stern S/T
Big Boi Sir Lucious Left Foot…
Male Bonding Nothing Hurts
Grass Widow Past Time
Special shout out to music put out by friends, especially Soft Healer, Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, Girls, Miniature Tigers, Love Inks and others I’m forgetting right now

Top 5 Concerts:
-Grinderman was probably my favorite show of the year.
-Spiritualized doing Ladies & Gentlemen We are Floating in Space with a full choir and orchestra at Radio City Music Hall
-Pavement in Central Park was a long time coming, and still delivered for me.
-Getting to play with The Yummy Fur was an early 2010 highlight
-Tinariwen shows, 2 nights in a row when I first moved to NYC was also a great “I live in new york now and things like this happen here!” experience
-Special shout-out to shows put on by homies, especially Dum Dum Girls, Mini Tigers, Darwin Deez, Electric Owls, Girls, Yellow Ostrich, Rattlesnake, Fools Gold, label-mates Akron/Family, and others I’m forgetting right now

Top 5 Narrative Films
Carlos
Dogtooth
I’m Still Here (yeah, i know…)
The Ghost Writer
Special shout out to films made by mi amigos, especially Lovers of Hate, You Won’t Miss Me, Tiny Furniture, Gabi on the Roof in July, Cummings Farms, and others I’m forgetting right now

Top 5 Documentaries
Racing Dreams
Last Train Home
Restrepo
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Special shout out to docs made by fine people, like Winnebago Man.

Also, I like the movies Jackass 3-D and Somewhere, because they both feature Chris Pontius, who might be my favorite on-screen personality who I wish I had as a friend.

Bishop Allen’s Christian Rudder Blogs for OK Cupid, Reputable News Sources Report About It

Picture 32So, apparently 2 million people have visited OkTrends in the past six weeks, the blog maintained by Bishop Allen’s Christian Rudder for the online dating site OkCupid. Newsweek just published a fantastic feature on the blog’s analysis and insights. OkTrends blog entries are based off of the data collected from OkCupid users, revealing such important trends as the relative amount of sex iPhone users have as compared to BlackBerry users. Rudder’s also documenting things like “stuff straight people like.” Apparently straight men like Band of Brothers, poker and “a few beers,” while their female counterparts overwhelmingly enjoy flip-flops, Dirty Dancing and baking. There are more than a few laugh out loud moments here, so take a peak.

BISHOP ALLEN Share Dazzling New Video for “True or False”

Dead Oceans is proud to present BISHOP ALLEN’S new video for “True or False.” Featuring lead vocals from Darbie Nowatka Rice, this standout track from Grrr… adapts perfectly to the static-y black and white television set, harkening back to the days of the Ed Sullivan show. Directed by Randy Bell and featuring choreography from Andrea Delmonico, Bishop Allen’s run of amazing videos continues with “True or False.”

Bishop Allen are currently on tour with Throw Me the Statue and Darwin Deez. Although we cannot promise dancing girls on stage, hopefully “True or False” does provide some inspiration for audience members to shake it at these shows. See the full list of tour dates HERE.

Booking Agent Contact

US
Joe Smyth
Nicodemus Agency
joe@nicodemusagency.com

Europe:
Christian Morin
Headquarter Entertainment
Rosenthaler Str. 3
10119 Berlin
Germany
Tel : 49/30/28598248
Tel: 49/30/28599290
Fax: 49/30/28598246
Christian@headquarter-entertainment.de
www.headquarter-entertainment.de

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