Roosevelt - Night Moves
On August 19th Marius Lauber AKA Roosevelt releases his stunning, self-titled debut album via Greco-Roman / City Slang records. With the announcement of further festival appearances and his US headline shows in September, for which he’ll be playing with his usual 3-piece band, Roosevelt has also shared a rare piano performance of ‘Night Moves’ that he engineered, recorded and directed himself, filmed in one take.
‘Roosevelt’ the album is a pillow-soft hallucinatory dreamscape of nocturnal reveries and a lilting sense of melancholia, where sounds build and swell like waves.
Roosevelt’s signature hazy sound which ascends ever skywards is still present and correct – but this time it’s honed, crafted and less loop based. ‘Roosevelt’ showcases Lauber as a fully developed recording artist, with an instinctive synthesis of different soundscapes. This is a record with a deep affinity to the dance music world unified with sophisticated, classic song structures.
Roosevelt’s growth was catalyzed by an early DJ residency at Kompakt’s Total Confusion party alongside Superpitcher & Michael Mayer, with the label also releasing an early remix of his for COMA. These experiences helped Lauber realize how dance music connects to its audience in a different way to what he'd experienced from earlier days spent performing in bands. “What I really enjoyed about DJing was that you could see the results immediately – there was feedback and interaction from the crowd”, he explains.
Following this nightclubbing baptism, his career as an electronic artist gathered momentum. With praise from a selection of taskemaker media, mixes for Boiler Room, Electronic Beats and i-D, support tours with Hot Chip and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and a litany of high-profile festival slots around the world, Lauber steadily built up a dedicated following.
June 26: Glastonbury, UK (DJ set)
July 12: Calvi On The Rocks (DJ set)
July 15: Melt! Festival, Berlin, DE
July 17: Point Ephemere, Paris, FR
July 23: Musik I Lejet, DNK
July 28: Appletree Garden Festival, DE
Aug 1: Obonjan Island, Croatia (DJ set)
Aug 19: Lowlands Festival, NL
Aug 31: Pop Kultur, Berlin, DE
Sept 8: Bestival, Isle Of Wight, UK (DJ set)
Sept 18: Golden Leaves, Darmstadt, DE
Sept 20 Los Angeles CA Echo goo.gl/Cf3RgA
Sept 21 San Francisco CA The Chapel goo.gl/w486cY
Sept 22 Seattle WA Barboza goo.gl/HxFQbB
Sept 23 Chicago IL Subterranean goo.gl/Zb7xba
Sept 24 Toronto ON Velvet Underground goo.gl/rE419c
Sept 26 Boston MA Great Scott goo.gl/NXeyoa
Sept 27 New York NY Mercury Lounge goo.gl/aR6j7e
Sept 28 Brooklyn NY Rough Trade goo.gl/Lbe2IM
Sept 29 Washington DC DC9 goo.gl/Ps1RQ0
Sept 30 Philadelphia PA Boot & Saddle goo.gl/ZD1QXD
‘Night Moves’ Piano Version Pre-order: roosevelt.lnk.to/roosevelt
'Roosevelt' LP Pre-Order: roosevelt.lnk.to/colours