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Relaxers EP2 is a triptych of crumbling techno and lens flare synths stream it now
May 26, 2016 12:48pm | Fact Magazine
We still don’t know who Relaxer is, but it hardly matters.
The mysterious anonymous producer is an overplayed trope in electronic music, but Relaxer delivered where it counted. The producer’s debut EP released earlier this year arranged n diverse collection of tracks into a surreal techno journey and this next installment only tops it.
Though it’s only three tracks, EP2 covers more ground than before and captures what makes Relaxer exciting in a kind of musical triptych. The entire A-side is dedicated to the 10-minute epic ‘Hissing Flora’ which takes crumbling techno and smears it with ghostly disorienting vocals.
The B-side explores both extremes to that sound with ‘Weekend’ an eerie beatless soundscape and the closing ‘Climate Of Fear’ which builds off a persistent pulse and arpeggios that flash like a lens flare. It’s a concise package to show off an exciting producer regardless of who they even are.
EP2 is out next month through Relaxer’s eponymous label. Listen to it in full below and grab it via Juno.
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Temple of the Dogs master tapes returned in time for 25th anniversary
May 26, 2016 12:40pm | Cosequence Of Sound
Seattle-bred grunge supergroup Temple of the Dog has made recent headlines for an ongoing lawsuit over the rights to the master tapes of their self-titled album. For the last few years, the masters of the Pearl Jam/Soundgarden collective’s sole LP have been the center of a dispute between London Bridge Studio and A&M Records. As of this week, the lawsuit has finally been settled and the tapes returned to frontman Chris Cornell.
Cornell tweeted the news with a photo of the tapes, and subtly noted they have been returned just in time for Temple of the Dogs 25th anniversary.
Until recently, the tapes had been in the possession of Rick Parashar, former co-founder of London Bridge Studio, where the album was recorded, as well as the LP’s co-producer. Following Rick’s death in 2014, the tapes were then handed over to Rajan Parashar, Rick’s brother and studio co-founder.
As Exclaim! reported in April of 2015, Rick had backed out of business deal made in 1993 that stated he would give A&M, Temple of the Dog’s label, the physical tapes and the rights of the recordings for $35,000. When Rajan found himself in possession o...
David Crosby dissed Neil Young for giving Trump permission to use his music
May 26, 2016 12:39pm | Brooklyn Vegan
David Crosby also has some things to say about Kanye West, if you're wondering.
Todd Solondzs Wiener-Dog trailer barks with brilliance watch
May 26, 2016 12:38pm | Cosequence Of Sound
Todd Solondz doesn’t really play by the rules of Hollywood. Which is why most of his work tends to exist on the fringe of society, and his latest cutthroat comedy, Wiener-Dog, is no different.
Starring Greta Gerwig, Kieran Culkin, Danny DeVito, Ellen Burstyn, Julie Delpy, and Zosia Mamet, the anthology film is a varied collection of quirky stories that meditate on the breathless march towards our respective graves.
We caught the film at this year’s past Sundance, and called it “a balmy, addicting stroll through [Solondz’s] not-so-delirious vision of America that charms just as much as it haunts.”
One of the stories features Welcome to the Dollhouse‘s Dawn Wiener and Brandon McCarthy, portrayed by Gerwig and Culkin, respectively. You can catch glimpses of the characters in the new trailer above.
Wiener-Dog opens on June 24th
May 26, 2016 12:34pm | StereoGum
Last year, we made the Danish DIY punks Yung a Band To Watch on the strength of their head-turning EP These Thoughts Are Like Mandatory Chores. Next month, they'll follow it up with their full-length debut A Youthful Dream, and we've already posted their songs "Pills," "Uncombed Hair," and "The Child." … More »
Q&A: Jim James On The It Still Moves Reissue, A New Solo LP, And Whats Next for My Morning Jacket
May 26, 2016 12:29pm | StereoGum
Car Seat Headrest Expands On Licensing Fiasco, Recall Cost Matador Over $50k
May 26, 2016 12:08pm | StereoGum
Last Friday, Car Seat Headrest released the digital version of the new LP Teens Of Denial, one of the year's best indie rock records. It would've been even be...
Gorgeous Bully Just Like Before (Stereogum Premiere)
May 26, 2016 12:07pm | StereoGum
Jessie Ware unveils lush new song Till the End listen
May 26, 2016 12:00pm | Cosequence Of Sound
Photo by Robert Altman/Polaris
Jessie Ware has kept busy since releasing her last album, 2014’s Tough Love. In October, she covered the Cinderella classic “A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes” for a new Disney compilation, and just last month, she linked up with English outfit The Invisible on “So Well”.
Today, the R&B singer returns with “Till the End”, her contribution to the soundtrack for the upcoming romantic drama Me Before You. Starring Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) and Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games), the film is based on Jojo Moyes’ book of the same name, which Ware read prior to getting asked to write the song.
I read Me Before You on my honeymoon after hearing so much about it. So to be asked to be in the films soundtrack was really touching, as I couldnt put the book down when I read it, the UK singer told ELLE. Its a song that means a lot to me and I hope everyone enjoys listening to it as much as I enjoy singing it.
“Till the End” is a lush ballad, fit for Ware’s velvety croon. “It’s just the simple things, you see/ It’s all the things you do to me,” she sings. “When everything is crazy, you find a way to make it right.”
Stream it above.
The Me Before You soundtrack, which also feat...
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Bitchin Bajas going on tour
May 26, 2016 11:55am | Brooklyn Vegan
In June, Bitchin Bajas & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy will go on their first US tour together. They'll be playing together, as well as separately, at these shows.
The Strokes premiere another new song, Drag Queen listen
May 26, 2016 11:46am | Cosequence Of Sound
Barely two hours after announcing their new Future Present Past EP and sharing the track “OBLIVIUS”, The Strokes have delivered a second song from the release. This time, Julian Casablancas passed the premiering honor over to Beats 1’s Zane Lowe, who debuted “Drag Queen”. Listen to the track below.
Future Present Past is due out June 3rd via Casablancas’ newly relaunched Cult Records. The EP will feature one additional new track, “Threat of Joy”, which is also expected to be shared at some point today. Also on the release will be a remix of “OBLIVIUS” by drummer Fab Moretti. Pre-orders are already live on via Cult Records.
Stream New Track Things To Say from Sports Boyfriend
May 26, 2016 11:38am | My Old Kentucky Blog
Chicago’s Sports Boyfriend, the moniker of Eileen Peltier, continues to hold us with her consistent output of woozy pop jams infused with elements of dance, r&b, and hip-hop. Her latest is “Things To Say” and, as in previous posts, we recommend you going to check out all of her material over at Soundcloud to hear an artist slowly discovering herself musically.
Fear of Men streaming new LP; tourmates Puro Instinct releasing 'Autodrama,' share "Tell Me"
May 26, 2016 11:31am | Brooklyn Vegan
Listen to Fear of Men's gorgeous new album, and catch them on tour with Puro Instinct.
Spoon perform new song, cover David Bowie and Prince watch
May 26, 2016 11:28am | Cosequence Of Sound
It’s been about six months since Spoon performed together, but that doesn’t mean the band members haven’t been working. Over the weekend, Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel performed an acoustic set at Mexico City’s Festival Marvin. During the show, the pair debuted a brand new song apparently called “I Ain’t the One”. It’s hard to tell what the track might sound like as a full band piece, but the duo presented it as a lightly droning number based on heavy keyboards and a steady pulsing beat. Check out video of the performance above.
At the end of their set, Daniel and Fischel also paid tribute to two of rock music’s recent fallen greats. They covered David Bowies “I Can’t Give Everything Away” from (Blackstar) as well as Princes “Under the Cherry Moon”. Watch clips of both those covers below. (Daniels previously covered Bowie’s “Never Let Me Down” earlier this year.)
Prince’s “Under the Cherry Moon”:
David Bowie’s “I Can’t Give Everything Away”:
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