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The Fresh & Onlys releasing 'Early Years Anthology' on Castle Face, share "Sunglasses" (listen)
May 29, 2015 11:55am | Brooklyn Vegan

by Bill Pearis

The Fresh & Onlys @ SXSW 2009

In 2009, Castle Face released The Fresh & Onlys' debut album, one of two they'd release that year. It was culled from dozens of songs Tim Cohen and Shayde Sartin recorded (with help from Wymond Miles) in off-hours from their jobs at Amoeba Records in San Francisco. There were lots of leftover songs and now Castle Face is putting out Early Years Anthology which gives us another look into that very prolific first year of the band. You can stream "Sunglasses" from it (via Stereogum), below.

Castle Face's GM, John Dwyer (you also may know him from his band Thee Oh Sees), writes his own press releases and gets a little wistful with this one:

These were carefree times.
We were young enough to put our bodies to the test every night on the 7 x 7 mile patch of the bay
The endless wars seemed less at home
Songs were hanging off the branches heavy, plump and threatening to rot on the vine if they weren't polished and put to tape

The band was on their 3rd live drummer but the line up in The Fresh & Onlys recording tower was a consistent group of pop soldiers writing, working, and whiling away the hours
A beeramid of cheap cans, endless dope smokery and a pretty strong vibe of dudes who would play together into oblivion.
388 rolling
Tape spilling over itself
Drum kit covered in mufflers
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Young Thug
May 29, 2015 11:50am | StereoGum
2015's strangest and most high-profile rap feud just got scary. Lately, Young Thug and Lil Wayne have been beefing with each other over Cash Money affiliations and over Thug's decision to name his album Carter 6. But now it looks as though things could've turned violent. Last month, Wayne's tour bus was shot … More »




Björk is playing another DJ set in New York tomorrow
May 29, 2015 11:44am | Fact Magazine

And it’s first come, first served.

Björk, Haxan Cloak, Sacred Bones founder Caleb Braaten and Pitchfork’s Brandon Stosuy will DJ a just-announced gig at Brooklyn’s St. Vitus tomorrow night. For a sense of what to expect, listen to Björk’s DJ set from the Tri Angle party.

No advance tix. First come first served. @bjork @brandonstosuy @SacredBones and myself at St Vitus tomorrow pic.twitter.com/HHD6NEcnoZ

— Haxan Cloak (@haxan_cloak) May 29, 2015

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watch Single Mothers' new video for "Patricide"/"Feel Shame"
May 29, 2015 11:26am | Brooklyn Vegan

photo: Single Mothers at Saint Vitus in April (more by Carly Hoskins)

Canada's ruthless punk ragers Single Mothers just dropped a new video for the songs "Patricide" and "Feel Shame" off last year's great debut album, Negative Qualities. The video was directed by Sean McLeod and can be watched below.

Single Mothers play Primavera Sound this weekend (which is streaming live), followed by other European and Canadian dates, and Chicago's Pitchfork Festival. All dates are listed below...

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Limited brings
May 29, 2015 11:21am | Fact Magazine

Ducktails guitarist Alex Craig will open as Limited on the band’s European tour.

Earlier this year we shared the excellent EP Empire Parasite MP3s by Limited, the solo project of Ducktails’ Alex Craig. Craig’s work could be jarring and soothing in the space of a single song, especially on opener ‘Times Square Poet’. Now the song has a video to match it by director James Benson.

Benson filmed a single, unbroken shot with an iPhone on a beach in Miami, but despite the low video quality it fits just right with Craig’s clashing tones. Benson captures the voyeuristic eeriness of watching people who don’t realize they’re being watched (let alone filmed), but finds a natural humor in peoples’ movement like the beach goers of Jacques Tati’s gentle, silent comedy M. Hulot’s Holiday.

Watch it below and check out Craig (in both Limited and Ducktails) at the dates below.

05/28 Utrecht (NL) @ Ekko
06/01 Goteborg (SE) @ Pustervik
06/03 Stockholm (SE) @ Lilla Hotellbaren
06/04 Lund (SE) @ Mejeriet
06/05 Hamburg (D) @ Kleiner Donner

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Hear Win Butler DJ What Sounds Like A New Kanye West Song
May 29, 2015 11:21am | StereoGum
Win Butler did a DJ gig last night under his DJ Windows 98 guise, and in his mix was what appears to be a new Kanye West song. Noisey is calling it "A Long Time" and reports that Butler had a CD-quality recording of the track, but there's no way of knowing at this … More »



Mogwai Release Limited-Edition Skateboards
May 29, 2015 11:19am | StereoGum
For almost all of history, it's been very difficult to grind rails and to proclaim your love of Scottish post-rock at the same time, as anyone who's ever attempted to yell Arab Strap album recommendations mid-kickflip can tell you. But it just got a whole lot easier. The skateboard retailer Focus Scotland has collaborated with … More »



LINER NOTES: Drainolith
May 29, 2015 11:05am | Chart Attack

Though the music of Montreal


Bjork, Haxan Cloak & others DJing Saint Vitus on Saturday
May 29, 2015 11:03am | Brooklyn Vegan

When Bjork isn't off making otherworldly art pop, she also sometimes makes appearances as a DJ. Some of those appearances are at places like the mostly-metal Greenpoint bar Saint Vitus where she DJ'd in 2014. She'll return to that venue this Saturday (5/30). The bill also includes her collaborator The Haxan Cloak, who shared a bill with her earlier this month in NYC at the Tri Angle Records 5th anniversary (pics)), as well as Pitchfork's Brandon Stosuy and Sacred Bones' Caleb Braaten. It starts at 10 PM and admission is $5 at the door (no advance tickets).

Watch a video from her 2014 DJ set at Vitus below...

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Ghost B.C. announce new album, tease new singer Papa Emeritus III
May 29, 2015 11:00am | Cosequence Of Sound

Swedish metal ghouls Ghost B.C. have announced their new album, Meliora. It’s due out on August 21st through Spinefarm Records/Loma Vista.

The band initially announced the album via a late-night television commercial, which also revealed the band’s new frontman. Papa Emeritus III replaces Papa Emeritus II, whose long-held secret identity was revealed last summer. The new Papa is said to be the younger brother of the previous singer. According to the ad, he’s stepping into the role because no churches have been erected and no governments crumbled under the watch of the “miserable, wounded and bitter old” Papa II. (Some speculate that Papa III is really just Papa II in a new costume.)

The Nameless Ghouls are also getting new masks, which are revealed in the clip. The commercial ends with a snippet of new music and the words, “He’s coming. Philadelphia. September 26.” Though there’s no word on exactly what that tease is about, there’s a good chance it’s a tour date.

Papa III will make his live debut on June 3rd in the band’s hometown of Linkoping, after which they’ll join up with Foo Fighters for a pair of dates in Oslo, Norway and Heden, Sweden. The “new” singer’s US debut will come June 18th at a gig in Denver.

Meliora follows 2013’s Infestissumam, as well...


Mick Jenkins
May 29, 2015 10:52am | StereoGum
Last year, the gifted Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins broke through with the sharp, incisive mixtape The Water[s], and everything he's done since cements the idea that he's someone worthy of your attention. This week, Jenkins came back with a new single called "P's & Q's," in which he goes in hard over a track … More »



Portal, Impetuous Ritual & Negative Plane @ Saint Vitus (pics)
May 29, 2015 10:50am | Brooklyn Vegan

photos by Greg Cristman

Portal

Following sets at Maryland Deathfest this past weekend, Australian death metallers Portal and related band Impetuous Ritual hit NYC's Saint Vitus on Wednesday (5/27) for a characteristically dark, twisted and awesome show. Barefoot, and covered in dirt and slime (yum), Impetuous Ritual played in floor-length loincloths studded with nails; Portal were masked and cloaked as always.

Negative Plane opened the show. More pictures of all three bands, including shots of Portal and IR's setlists, below...

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Stream Anna B Savage
May 29, 2015 10:45am | The Line Of Best Fit
The London singer-songwriter will support Jenny Hval and Father John Misty on their upcoming UK tour dates.>

FFS (Franz Ferdinand + Sparks) share "Cool Girl" and "Johnny Delusional" video from debut album
May 29, 2015 10:41am | Brooklyn Vegan

by Bill Pearis

Franz Ferdinand and Sparks will release their collaborative FFS album on June 9 and it pretty much sounds like what you'd expect. Which is a good thing, and actually sounds better than what you might expect. They were clearly having fun and some sort of sonic Reese's Cup magic happened by combining Sparks and Franz Ferdinand's creative sensibilities and the result is a real treat from start to finish. (I think it's the best thing Franz Ferdinand have done since their debut LP.) Some songs lean more Sparks, others more FF, but it's unique in either case.

One of the best tracks on the album is "Call Girl," which adds swirling, arpeggiated (Moroder-esque) synths to the equation. Says Alex Kapranos, "You might think 'Call Girl' was one of ours...actually, neither of us would have made any of the songs like that on our own." You can stream it, and check out the video for "Johnny Delusional," below.

FFS will be touring the UK and Europe this summer. Still no word on North American shows, but all dates are listed below.

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Glint
May 29, 2015 10:39am | StereoGum
Expansive New York rock trio Glint hail from the tiny village of Nyack, an upstate suburb just a few miles outside of Manhattan's official border. Originally the solo project of Jase Blankfort, he's fleshed out the band to include drummer Anders Fleming and bassist Chris Boecker, and their new single "While You Were Sleeping" yearns … More »


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