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Lil BUB shares "New Gravity" from her new album, going on a record signing tour including Rough Trade NYC (dates)
Nov 25, 2015 10:17am | Brooklyn Vegan

by Bill Pearis


As you may recall, feline internet celebrity Lil BUB is releasing an album, Science & Magic, next week. (Preorders are available and 25% of the proceeds are going to the ASPCA.) As to how much BUB actually had to do with the recording process, her pawprints (and purrs and meows) are all over it -- if you dig '70s synthesizer albums, Italian prog, Ratatat and other instrumental magic you may want to investigate further. You can listen to "New Gravity" from the album right now.

Lil BUB will be going on a record signing tour next week to promote the LP's release, including a stop at Rough Trade NYC on Tuesday (12/1). The 5:30 PM event is limited to 100 people and each $60 ticket allows entry of one adult and up to two children (12 and under) that also includes:

-A signed copy of "Science & Magic" (vinyl, or CD)
-A signed, numbered, and personalized limited edition, hand-made art print of BUB on a Turntable, by Justin Santora
-A chance to meet BUB
-A photo with BUB
-A $20 donation to animals in need, to be equally split between Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue and Lil BUB's Big FUND
All dates of Lil BUB's tour, including a show in Beacon NY, are listed below.

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Soul rarities, Sun City Girls and abstract electronics: Novembers 10 must-hear reissues and retrospectives
Nov 25, 2015 10:05am | Fact Magazine

Thanks to the graft of reissue labels and canny collectors, theres an embarrassment of neglected, forgotten or misunderstood material being unearthed week by week.

The volume of new-old music doesnt outpace new-new music, of course, but its not too far behind either. With so many more archival releases turning up on shelves, weve worked though the stacks to pick our favorite reissues and retrospectives of the last month.

Mikey IQ Jones thumbs through a selection of rediscovered gems, from a Sun City Girls masterpiece to a true holy grail of soul and R&B.

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Download Waka Flocka Flame Flockaveli 1.5
Nov 25, 2015 10:01am | StereoGum
Waka Flocka Flame - Flockaveli 1.5Five years later, we still haven't heard a rap album as urgent and single-minded as Flockaveli, the 2010 album from the Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame. And right now, Flocka is working on Flockaveli 2, its official follow-up. (We posted first single "Workin.") But today, as Noisey points out, he's got something different … More »

Oneohtrix Point Never adds 2016 tour dates
Nov 25, 2015 9:40am | Brooklyn Vegan

OPN at Villain - 11/20/15 (photo via @bendorenfeld)
Oneohtrix Point Never

In summer 2014, Daniel Lopatin found himself unexpectedly living the rock and roll lifestyle by proxy on a tour opening for Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden.

Far from being the hedonistic experience you might expect, Lopatin would wake at 5:30am every morning for soundcheck at whatever identical amphitheatre he arrived at that day, and spend much of the rest of his time on tour staring out the window looking at "repetitive, brutal and ubiquitous" landscapes. As a self-enforced rule, Lopatin would only listen to hard rock stations Lithium and Ozzy's Boneyard in the car to embrace a specific mindset that seems the antithesis of the strange and striking electronic music he's made his name with over the past 10 years.

Watching Lopatin perform his new album Garden Of Delete live in London recently, it became clear how much of this experience has seeped into his Oneohtrix Point Never persona. Not only is he accompanied by longtime visual collaborator Nate Boyce on guitar, he's framed by two vertical screens that look like smaller versions of those you'd see at corporate arena venues - albeit hacked by an alien intelligence to display a combination of otherworldly CGI images and subliminal messages. [FACT]

Oneohtrix Point Never celebrated Garden of D...

Jack Name releasing 'Lune Spettrali' cassette (listen to "Sharing With You"), touring Europe
Nov 25, 2015 9:32am | Brooklyn Vegan

by Bill Pearis

Jack Name

Glammy lo-fi artist Jack Name released the strange and wonderful Weird Moons back in January via John Dwyer's Castle Face label. The LP is getting a cassette release via Italy's Maple Death label which is going to be kind special. Given an Italian title translation, Luna Spettrali, Side A will have the entirety of Weird Moons, while Side B will be an entire live show recorded in Bologna, Italy last summer on 1/4 tape. Jack's live shows are very different that the records he's made, and this live show in particular features a bunch of songs that haven't otherwise seen the light of day. We're sharing with you "Sharing With You" from that live side, a creepy funk number to haunt those very late night hours when you should be in bed already. That makes its premiere in this post and you can stream it (along with the entirety of Weird Moons) below.

That cassette is a limited release, so order yours now. Jack is currently in Europe where he plays Salzburg, Austria tonight (11/25) with Ariel Pink. After that he's got a handful of shows in Italy, so if you're over that way, go see him. All dates are listed below.

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Erykah Badu details But You Caint Use My Phone mixtape
Nov 25, 2015 9:16am | Fact Magazine

Ms. Badu promises “surprises” and “guests” on her latest effort.

Erykah Badu will release But You Caint Use My Phone on Friday, November 27 as an iTunes/Apple Music exclusive with a full release on December 4.

According to a press release, the mixtape “expertly weaves Erykah Badus trademark soulful vocals with psychedelic soundscapes, hip-hop-inflected beats, smooth R&B, jazz, art-rock and found sounds into a new genre Erykah describes as TRap & B.

“Badu and [producer] Witnessin dedicated a lot of time to precise mixing work, toying with EQs and other filters so that the sounds frequency and vibration move in tandem to capture a feeling she refers to as sympathetic vibration.

Badu also used a tuning fork and Tibetan singing bowls to fine-tune these details, with the goal of creating a sound that brings peace and tranquility to its listener. It is a sound that Badu herself referrers to as a whole new frequency for fans.”

The stellar album art and the tracklist are below. It’s worth noting that her remix of Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’ is now titled ‘Cell U Lar Device’. [via Pitchfork]



Ivadell Dog Days (Stereogum Premiere)
Nov 25, 2015 9:12am | StereoGum
Ivadell - Brooklyn-based label Broken Circles are kicking off a tradition this year with the first installment of their planned annual Everything Melts Eventually split series containing songs from bands on their roster about the cold chill of winter (or, as the label puts it, "Christmas songs for people who don't like Christmas songs"). For their inaugural … More »

Paul Westerberg and Juliana Hatfield share new song, King of America
Nov 25, 2015 9:10am | Cosequence Of Sound

There’s something about Thanksgiving and Paul Westerberg that go together. I don’t know why. I just love listening to “Love Untold” or “Love You in the Fall” around these times. Chummy? Whimsical? Whatever.

But, hey, I’d be more than happy to entertain a little Juliana Hatfield, too. So you could imagine my enthusiasm when I logged on to Facebook this morning and saw there’s a new song called “King of America” by The I Don’t Cares to download.

Perhaps it’s a holiday thing? After all, they shared their debut track, 1 / 2 2 P, on Halloween. Maybe we’ll get the full album, Wild Stab, by Christmas? If it sounds like what we’re hearing — pure ’90s Westerberg — that would be the best present ever.

For now, “King of America” will do. It’s a jangly slice of alternative folk with sounds coming from everywhere. There’s a nostalgic wash to the distortion that wouldn’t be out of place on 14 Songs or Eventually. The production’s surprisingly polished, too.

Grab it now for .99 cents on iTunes.

When You Werent Paying Attention, ILoveMakonnen Got Really Good
Nov 25, 2015 9:09am | StereoGum
ILoveMakonnenDrake gave transformative figure iLoveMakonnen a huge career boost and changed his life when he jumped on a remix of Makonnen's "Tuesday," changing the song from a regional internet phenomenon into an actual national hit. We know this. It's documented. And then Makonnen signed to Drake's OVO Sound label and basically seemed to … More »

CMJ Charts: November 24, 2015: Arca Is Top Debut
Nov 25, 2015 9:00am | CMJ

TW LW ARTIST & TITLE LABEL 1 1 NEON INDIAN  Vega Intl Night School Mom And Pop 2 4 KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD  Paper Mache Dream Balloon ATO 3 2 DEERHUNTER  Fading Frontier 4AD 4 3 JOANNA NEWSOM  Divers Drag City 5 11 GRIMES  Art Angels 4AD 6 9 BEACH HOUSE  Thank Your […]

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tix on sale: Fetty Wap, Marc Cohn, Dropkick Murphys, Gladys Knight, Deafheaven, A$AP Ferg, 1349, TWIABP & more
Nov 25, 2015 8:55am | Brooklyn Vegan

Evel Knievel lunchbox

Electronic jam band Lotus are playing at show at Terminal 5 on February 6. Tickets are currently on sale.

Tickets for the Lamb of God, Anthrax, Deafheaven, & Power Trip show at NJ's Starland Ballroom go on sale today at 10 AM. Tickets for the Hammerstein Ballroom show are on sale now.

Taj Mahal Trio is playing two shows at City Winery on February 16 & 17. Tickets are on sale now.

Fetty Wap is opening for EDM trio Yellow Claw (whose new album on Mad Decent features Ty Dolla $ign and Pusha T) on December 26 at Pier 36, part of Big Week NYC. Tickets are on sale.

Marc Cohn is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his Grammy-winning debut album with two shows at City Winery on March 26 & 27. Tickets are currently on Vinofile member presale.

Tickets to the Cymbals Eat Guitars show at Shea Stadium with Laura Stevenson, Antarctigo Vespucci (aka Jeff Rosenstock and Chris Farren), and Mikey Erg go on sale at 10 AM.

Elizabeth Ziman (Elizabeth & The Catapult), Shannon Conley (Lez Zeppelin, Hedwig & The Angry Inch), Jenna Nicholls, and more are playing a

Steve Albini Writes Essay About Delivering Presents To Needy Families On Christmas
Nov 25, 2015 8:50am | StereoGum
Steve AlbiniSteve Albini: obvious grinch, right? Wrong! The legendary audio engineer and punk provocateur, a notorious curmudgeon, published a moving essay for HuffPo about his two-decade tradition of surprising needy families with gifts on Christmas morning, inspired by a pile of letters to Santa Claus at the post office. It's called "Why I Haven't Had … More »

Katie Ellen (1/2 of Chumped) share first song, "Lucy Stone," playing Chris Gethard's 'Career Suicide' show
Nov 25, 2015 8:46am | Brooklyn Vegan

by Andrew Sacher

Katie Ellen

Chumped are on hiatus, but we recently mentioned that singer Anika Pyle and drummer Dan Frelly formed the new band Katie Ellen. They've already played a few shows, and this week they released their first song, "Lucy Stone." It's more lo-fi than anything Chumped had ever done (though they are saying it's just a demo), but the melody and drive of that band aren't lost at all. It's a heavy song lyrically, dealing with the very real anxieties surrounding expectations that are set for you by family/society/loved ones/etc: "Well I don't wanna have your children / Does that make me less of a woman? I don't believe in getting married / It's a social economic prison." Listen below and download it for free here.

Katie Ellen's next show is playing the next installment of comedian Chris Gethard's 'Career Suicide' show, "an hour of stand up focusing on suicide, alcoholism, and all the other funniest parts of life." It happens December 21 at Union Hall. Tickets are on sale.

Anika also plays a solo show with Lauren Denitzio and Mikey Erg.

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Mew Making Friends Video
Nov 25, 2015 8:31am | StereoGum
Mew - Making Friends videoAfter a long break, Danish proggers Mew returned this year with the new album +-. They've already made two videos for "The Night Believer," as well as clips for "Satellites," "Water Slides," and "Witness," and now they've got one for the odd smooth-funk tune "Making Friends." The new clip … More »

Cymbals Eat Guitars, Laura Stevenson, Antarctigo Vespucci and Mikey Erg playing holiday benefit show at Shea (on sale)
Nov 25, 2015 8:23am | Brooklyn Vegan

photo: Cymbals Eat Guitars at Best Buy Theater in July (more by Mimi Hong)
Cymbals Eat Guitars

Cymbals Eat Guitars, Laura Stevenson, Antarctigo Vespucci (aka Jeff Rosenstock and Chris Farren), and Mikey Erg (of The Ergs, Worriers and a zillion other bands) are teaming up to play a holiday benefit show at Shea Stadium on December 14. They're accepting coats for the New York Cares coat drive and unused toys for Safe Horizon. All proceeds from the door will go to Safe Horizon. It's a pretty stacked lineup, especially for such a small venue, and tickets for what will be a fun night for a good cause go on sale today (11/25) at 10 AM.

The show happens right after Cymbals Eat Guitars wrap up their three BV-presented release shows with Kevin Devine and friends, celebrating KD's split 7" series. The NYC show (12/11 at The Bell House) also has Laura Stevenson.

Jeff Rosenstock (whose van was recently broken into) is on tour now with Modern Baseball, and also hitting NYC on 12/11.

Mikey Erg also has an upcoming December show with Anika Pyle (Chumped) and Lauren Denitzio (Worriers).

Song streams, tour dates, and the Shea show flyer below...

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