ATOMOS VII — Full Album Stream


12″/digital out on Erased Tapes/Kranky (US) on April 28, 2013

PRE-ORDER: (worldwide excl. North America) (North America) (band shop)

Erased Tapes and Kranky are pleased to announce the release of A Winged Victory for the Sullen’s, ATOMOS VII. April 28 sees the first installment leading up to the release of the second full length studio album, ATOMOS, and score for choreographer Wayne McGregor’s long form dance piece.

McGregor was heavily influenced by the duo’s 2011 self-titled debut, playing it repeatedly during practices with his core group of dancers. After noticing the group’s reaction with the music, he contacted Adam & Dustin to see if they could write the score for his new oeuvre.

The duo recorded more than sixty minutes of music over a four month period during the summer of 2013 in Brussels, Berlin and Reykjavik with the help of their longtime collaborative sound engineer Francesco Donadello. This EP also sees the involvement of Ben Frost, who composed the music for McGregor’s previous work ‘Far’.

McGregor, mastermind behind the Random Dance Company and resident choreographer at the Royal Ballet since 2006, is known in popular culture circles for serving as movement director for the film ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’. He has also choreographed the Radiohead video ‘Lotus Flower’ and ‘Ingenue’ by Atoms for Peace.

“While we were re-amping guitars at Greenhouse studios, Ben expressed interest and admiration in the sounds we had created. We were planning for the B-side to be a metamorphosis of part VII, and Ben seemed the obvious choice. With the multi-tracks transformed, it follows a trajectory that we had not felt comfortable with before. But with Ben’s involvement and influence, it was a painless entrance to this crooked, distorted world.” – Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie

“We never imagined 2013 would be such an explosively creative year. The first record took us 2 years from start to finish, but in the micro span of time over last summer we were able to change the formula for the way we write, record, and let go. It was incredibly liberating.” – Dustin O’Halloran

‘A surprisingly emotional score’ ★★★★ The Telegraph
‘Intense, reflective, occasionally threatening and wholly enveloping’ ★★★★ Times


A1 Atomos VII – taken from the upcoming full length album ATOMOS
A2 Minuet For A Cheap Piano Number One – outtake from debut album sessions
B1 Atomos VII (Greenhouse Re-Interpretation) – with Ben Frost


24.05. KORTRIJK (BE) – Festival van Vlaanderen Kortrijk
29.05. BARCELONA (ES) – Primavera Sound
20.10. LONDON (UK) – Milton Court (Barbican)
25.10. ANTWERP (BE) – De Roma

The Return of King T-shirt….

in celebration of the abdication of our Belgian King, the one we called Albert, the classic AWVFTS t-shirt is back on sale and available worldwide….

AWVFTS Official Mini-Movie

A Requiem for the Static King Part One “The Butterflies” from A Winged Victory for the Sullen on Vimeo.

“We started investigating video ideas with many different directors as early as April 2011, to no avail, except for blowing currency on apocryphal hopes. Mr. Hewitt delivered us a storyboard idea around the first week of October last year, and it was well worth the wait. I feel fortunate to be surrounded by people like him, and the team at Knucklehead Films. In the end we have inspired each other, and I can only hope we will work together again before I check out of this place….” – Adam Wiltzie


AWVFTS announce January tour of Holland, Belgium, & U.K….

on sale now!
ticket links below…………..

10/01/12 : Paradiso – Amsterdam (NL)

11/01/12 : Worm – Rotterdam (NL)

12/01/12 : De Roma – Antwerp (B)

14/01/12 : Academy 3 – Manchester (UK)

15/01/12 : Oran Mor (down) – Glasgow (UK)

16/01/12 : Cecil Sharpe House – London (UK)

17/01/12 : South Street – Reading (UK)

18/01/12 : Half Moon @ Cork Opera House – Cork (EIR)

19/01/12 : The Sugar Club – Dublin (EIR)

AWVFTS announce fall concert tour of N. America

A Winged Victory for the Sullen w/the ACME string ensemble
announce  N. American KRANKY tour.
All dates will be supported by Benoît Pioulard + Ken Camden (also on KRANKY)

10/29/2011    Philadelphia   PA     St. Mary’s Hamilton Village

10/30/2011    NYC                 NY     West Park Presbyterian Church

10/31/2011    Montreal         QC     Casa del Popolo

11/1/2011       Toronto           ON     Drake Hotel hth

11/2/2011      Pittsburgh       PA      The Warhol at Carnegie Museum of Art

11/3/2011      Cincinnati       OH     Southgate House

11/5/2011      St. Louis          MO     Off Broadway

11/6/2011      Chicago             IL      Lincoln Hall

11/7/2011      Minneapolis    MN    Cedar Cultural Center

11/10/2011    Seattle              WA    The Triple Door

11/12/2011    Portland           OR    Holocene

11/14/2011    San Francisco  CA    The Independent

11/15/2011    Los Angeles      CA    The Satellite

Steep Hills of Vicodin Tears (stream)

official release of the first song in full from our upcoming september release.

please feel free to pass it on….

Steep Hills of Vicodin Tears

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we officially announce that we have an announcement!
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