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Watch Lou Reeds Parrot Zik Headphones Commercial
Dec 11, 2013 1:28pm | StereoGum
We’ve mentioned several times that Lou Reed’s last public act before his death was that glowing review of Yeezus. His last filmed interview, though, was part of an ad campaign for Parrot Zik headphones. As Parrot CEO Henri Seydoux explains:
Pixies bassist updates (new one in NYC this week, last one speaks about being fired, Breeders on the road)
Dec 11, 2013 1:21pm | Brooklyn Vegan
Kim Shattuck w/ Pixies at Bowery Ballroom in Sept (more
by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Pixies recently lost bassist Kim Shattuck (of The Muffs) after she joined as Kim Deal's replacement earlier this year, and now Shattuck has offered some insight as to how she was kicked out of the band. In an interview with NME, she says:
I was surprised. Everything had gone well, the reviews were all good and the fans were super-nice about everything. They were like, 'We love you, New Kim!' We said goodbye at the airport and the following morning the manager called me and said: 'The band has made the decision to go with another bass player.' I was shocked...The Pixies replaced her with Paz Lenchantin (A Perfect Circle, Zwan, The Entrance Band), and their tour with Paz will hit the NYC-area on 1/19 at Capitol Theatre tickets) and 1/21 at NJPAC with FIDLAR (tickets).
Meanwhile, Paz will be in NYC this week as a member of The Entrance Band who open for Mikal Cronin at We...
New Burial EP 'Rival Dealer' streaming online - listen
Dec 11, 2013 1:13pm | NME
The three track release officially comes out on December 16
Video: Eleanor Friedberger, My Own World
Dec 11, 2013 1:08pm | Chart Attack
TODAY in Chart Attack's HOLLYWOOD MINUTE...rising independent actress Kate Lyn Sheil's new short The Couch Is Yours, directed by Scott Jacobsen, sees a strong mid-week debut...inspired by Fiery Furnace (and co-star!) Eleanor Friedberger's song My Own World, the short found its niche with adrift 20 somethings unequipped to plant roots anywhere, or even figure out what one would look like. Audiences related to its humorous dings of therapists and the trials of friends-as-roommates, as well as the soundtrack.
Friedberger actually released a full length companion album to the three and a half minute film called Personal Record, out now on Merge. As for THE COUCH, stream it in full below via Rolling Stone.
Speedy Ortiz releasing new EP, 'Real Hair' (stream a track)
Dec 11, 2013 1:05pm | Brooklyn Vegan
by Andrew Sacher
Speedy Ortiz released their great debut Major Arcana this past July, and they're no wasting no time following it with more material. The Real Hair EP will come out via Carpark on February 11, and they've just revealed its lead single, "Everything's Bigger," an excellent dose of indie rock that's up there with the best tracks on Major Arcana. The EP was recorded and mixed by Paul Q. Kolderie, whose credits include Pixies, Radiohead, Dinosaur Jr, Hole, and other bands that make him a good fit for the sound Speedy Ortiz goes for. You can stream the new song (via Pitchfork), along with with the EP's tracklist, below. That's the artwork above.
Speedy Ortiz also have a ton of upcoming tour dates, including NYC shows with The Breeders and Los Campesinos!, and west coast dates with Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks.
Also check out their Top 13 of 2013.
Song stream and tracklist below...
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Damon Albarns long-awaited solo album due in 2014
Dec 11, 2013 1:05pm | Fact Magazine
The Blur frontman teases the album but details are scarce.
Earlier this year, Damon Albarn said that his solo album, which was produced by XL Records Richard Russell, was finished. Now, he has officially announced that the album will be out in 2014, according to the teaser clip below.
Along with his solo work, Albarn has been busy with his Africa Express project. Africa Express Presents: Maison Des Jeunes, featuring Malian musicians alongside Brian Eno, Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ghostpoet, Holy Other, Cid Rim, Two Inch Punch, and more, was released earlier this month, with a physical edition to follow in 2014.
Listen: Speedy Ortiz Everythings Bigger
Dec 11, 2013 12:56pm | CMJ
Kings Of Leon announce Sheffield and Manchester arena shows - ticket details
Dec 11, 2013 12:56pm | NME
The gigs will take place alongside their Milton Keynes Bowl show in June 2014
Beastie Boys counter-sue GoldieBlox for copyright infringement
Dec 11, 2013 12:49pm | Cosequence Of Sound
After a tenuous back-and-forth legal game of chicken, the Beastie Boys have officially counter-sued feminist toy company GoldieBlox for copyright infringement stemming from their “Girls” parody commercial. According to counter-claim filled yesterday in New York (via Gigaom), the group argue that the new version of the Licensed To Ill anthem doesn’t fall under “fair use” as Goldieblox claimed in last month’s preemptive lawsuit.
Instead, lawyers for Beasite Boys allege that Goldieblox
“has acted intentionally and despicably with oppression,
fraud, and malice toward the Beastie Boys Parties.” They
also cite Goldieblox’s history of parodying songs without
permission, which includes jingles from Queen and Daft Punk songs.
The lawsuit demands all of GoldieBlox’s profits
generated from the ad campaign go to Beastie
Beastie Boys’ suit comes just weeks after Goldieblox issued an open letter, indicating they were willing to drop their lawsuit if the legendary hip-hop collective ended threats of copyright infringement. ”We dont want to fight with you,” they wrote. “We love you and we are actually huge fans.” Though the company still argued the parody fell under fair use, they removed the advertisement from the Internet, adding, “We are ready to stop the lawsuit as long as this means w...
Kirin J. Callinan playing collaborative set tonight w/ YYYs' Brian Chase and Splashh singer (who has other NYC dates)
Dec 11, 2013 12:40pm | Brooklyn Vegan
by Bill Pearis
Kirin J. Callinan @ BVCMJ 2013 (more by Chris
There's an interesting, last-minute addition to Baby's All Right's schedule tonight (12/11). There's an early show featuring a collaborative performance from Kirin J. Callinan (who wrapped up dates with Cut Copy last month), Yeah Yeah Yeahs' drummer Brian Chase and Splashh singer Sasha Carlson. The night also features DJ sets from Cara Stricker, Petra Collins and Sandy Kim. No advance tickets, 8:30 PM door. This is all before the late show (11 PM doors) with Chicago rapper ShowYouSuck.
Speaking of Splashh, the UK band (not to be confused with Brooklyn's Splash [one "h"]) were just here for stripped-down shows at Brooklyn Night Bazaar, as part of Kanine Records' curated weekend (12/6 & 12/7). UK band Splashh released their debut album, Comfort, this year which mixed strong hooks with blown-out production and nasally attitude. If you missed it, you can stream it via Rdio.
Carlson is sticking around NYC for a few more solo shows. He plays Pianos on Friday (12/13) with Bleeding Rainbow, Salt Cathedral, Truest, and Brendan Rivera. Tickets for that show are on sale now and the flyer for it is below. He also plays the Kanine Records holiday party at Glasslands on Decem...
Phishs Mike Gordon announces new solo album, Overstep, streams Ether
Dec 11, 2013 12:37pm | Cosequence Of Sound
Photo by Ted Maider
While there’s still no word on when Phish’s next album will see light, one of the band’s members has a new solo project set for 2014. Bassist Mike Gordon will release his fourth solo LP, Overstep, on February 25th via ATO Records. It serves as the follow-up to his 2010 effort, Moss.
Overstep sees Gordon working with an outside producer for the first time as a solo artist, teaming with Paul Q. Kolderie (Radiohead, Pixies). He also recruited drummer Matt Chamberlain (Fiona Apple, Pearl Jam), among other in-studio collaborators.
Currently, you can stream the opening cut, “Ether”, at Gordon’s website.
In support of the album’s release, Gordon has announced a
North American tour stretching from late February to early April.
Joining him on the road will be his usual band of Scott
Murawski (guitar), Craig Myers (percussion), Tom Cleary (keyboards)
and Todd Isler (drums). See the full schedule
Mike Gordon 2014 Tour Dates:
Murder City Devils streaming Christmas single; Tweens opening their tour (updated dates & stream)
Dec 11, 2013 12:36pm | Brooklyn Vegan
by Andrew Sacher
Murder City Devils are heading out on the road again in 2014, but before that, they've gifted us with a stream of their 1998 Christmas single via their website. If you don't already have the 7" buried in your collection, you can stream the a-side in all of its raw-throated, holiday-spirited balladry, below.
Since we last spoke, Cincinnati garage pop band Tweens were added to Murder City Devils' tour, including the NYC date happening on February 8 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Updated dates are listed, along with the Christmas song stream, below...
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Legendary sound recordist Chris Watson set for BBC interview with Sir David Attenborough
Dec 11, 2013 12:24pm | Fact Magazine
If you’re in any way interested in field recordings then it stands to reason that you would have heard Chris Watson.
While the legendary recordist may have started his career in sound as a founder member of influential Sheffield electronic innovators Cabaret Voltaire, since the early 80s he has made his name as one of the world’s most important wildlife sound recordists and has released a slew of records on experimental imprint Touch.
His albums might be classified as “field recording,” but as anyone who has heard them will attest, there’s a certain depth to Watson’s recordings, and a certain level of skill that is rarely heard. It’s hardly surprising then that his life is the focus of BBC documentary My Life in Sound, which is set to air on BBC Radio 4 on Monday December 16 at 11:00AM GMT.
Sir David Attenborough will talk to Watson about recording the film The Birds Of Paradise in Qatar, and about the very beginnings of his fascination with the sounds of nature.
You can find out more, and eventually listen to the entire documentary here.
Zombi, Gatekeeper, Dariius & Vissacoor @ Saint Vitus (pics)
Dec 11, 2013 12:20pm | Brooklyn Vegan
photos by Greg Cristman
Zombi at Saint Vitus - 12/9/13
The night after Zombi's tour with prog legends Goblin hit NYC, the duo headed to Saint Vitus (12/9) to headline a show which doubled as the release party for EBM duo Gatekeeper. The show was opened by Vissacoor and Dariius, and pictures of all four acts are in this post.
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mp3: Cascine x 100% Silk 2013 Holiday Mix
Dec 11, 2013 12:15pm | Gorilla Vs Bear
Happy holidays from our friends at Cascine & 100% Silk: two of our favorite labels team up for a stellar 2013 retrospective mix, which acts as a great intro to / reminder of some of the amazing stuff they’ve put out this year. Featuring standout tracks from Shine 2009, Keep Shelly in Athens, Octo Octa, Selebrities, Fast Times + a lot more, all perfectly mixed by Wildarms. Listen + grab it for free below:
1) Airbird & Napolian – In The
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