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NehruvianDOOM - NehruvianDOOM
Oct 23, 2014 7:30am | The Line Of Best Fit
Elder statesman and teen sensation join forces for a capable but predictable collaborative LP.


Panda Bear releases surprise EP, announces album release date and more details (watch the video for "Mr. Noah")
Oct 23, 2014 7:27am | Brooklyn Vegan

Panda Bear has been talking about his new album Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper for a while now, and now it's been officially announced. It's due out January 13 via Domino. That's the album artwork above and the tracklist is below. Spacemen 3's Sonic Boom, who also produced its predecessor Tomboy, worked on this one too.

He announced it along with the release of the 4-song Mr. Noah EP and put out a video for that EP's title track, which will also appear on the record. Watch that video below...

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Top 10 Artists To See: Thursday, October 23, 2014
Oct 23, 2014 6:55am | CMJ

Moses Sumney – Photo by Shant Kiratz


The halfway point. The point when you decide if you’ll go left or right, Manhattan or Brooklyn, soft folk or loud rock. Aw heck, I guess you have to make those decisions every day. Good luck!

Zella Day @ Santos Party House (Basement)

Singer-songwriter pop with clean electro-pop production vibes.


Avid Dancer @ The Mercury Lounge

Warm, slinky indie pop with its head still firmly in those psychedelic 1960s clouds. Raised strict Christian, barely allowed to listen to the Beatles, was in the Marines, now finding sudden success over the last year. True, from-the-heart stuff.


Kate Boy @ Santos Party House

Infectious, industrial synth pop by way of Stockholm from one of CMJ 2014’s most talked-about bands.


Moses Sumney @ Rough Trade

All this guy needs to put on a spellbinding live show is his incredible vocal range and a loop pedal.


Wytches @ Knitting Factory

Scuzzy, fuzzy, even vocally loopy graveyard garage kicks from this young U.K. group.


Splashh @ Cameo Gallery

Noisy indie rock with that distinctive U.K. snarl.


Tei Shi @ Arlene’s Grocery

Valerie Teicher can do soft and bruised pop, burdened with its own isolating weight, and she can do bold, lush R&B, and she can do blushing seduction ballads. Is there anything Tei Shi can’t do? Keep us away, I ...


Want high-quality samples direct from space? NASA now has Soundcloud
Oct 23, 2014 6:29am | Fact Magazine

Big news for astro-inclined producers looking for samples: NASA has a Soundcloud.

From Apollo 11′s launch to passing comets, the page is full of high-definition space sounds free to download. We’ve embedded their set of Mercury sounds below, but the full Soundcloud page really is stacked, so we’d recommend heading there.

Just don’t tell Jeff Mills [via Mixmag].



CHLLNGRs Form of Release is a dub-influenced meditation on pop and R&B; stream it in full
Oct 23, 2014 6:28am | Fact Magazine

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Steven Jess Borth II takes his brand of modern soul music to the next level.

As CHLLNGR (pronounced challenger), the Sacramento-born, Copenhagen-based artist explores pop and R&B songwriting through the lens of dub-influenced electronic minimalism; his latest work is the fullest expression of that approach. “When I started the writing process of Form of Release I knew that I wanted to make something that a broader scope of people could understand, as opposed to my first offering Haven,” he writes.

Haven was really one of my first explorations of purely electronic music and with that album I felt like I wanted to see how far I could go with sounds in general using a bit more of my nerdy side. There are a few vocal collaborations there but my main focus was trying to make an interesting tune using my 10-year-old micro-Korg synth, some drum samples, a 70s spring reverb unit and my MBOX 2.”

His new album, Form of Release, is a step forward from 2011′s Haven, due in large part to how it was produced. “When I was offered to use Red Bulls studio out here in Copenhagen I got quite excited because I knew that I would be able to really dissect and reform the demos that were created a...


Band on Band: Eagulls and Hookworms interview each other
Oct 23, 2014 6:13am | Drowned In Sound

This weekend (October 24th/25th 2014), Neptune prize nominees Eagulls and last year's Neptune winners / DiS' 2013 album of the yearers Hookworms headline All Years Leaving Festival in Birmingham, so, we got the noize-making pair to interview each other.

Eagulls ask Hookworms

So how did you meet?
MB: Me and Jonny met on the mean streets of Halifax (aka a middle class cul-de-sac) about 20 years ago playing Red Arse and kicking footballs at wasp's nests. I forced myself on everyone else when I moved to Leeds, sorry lads. Me, MJ and SS played in a garage punk band with a bad name for a bit before this.

How long have you been a band?
MB: I believe it will have been 5 years since we first started practicing this coming winter. Longer than my guinea pig is likely to live.

Leeds has a thriving scene. What's it like to be a part of it? Is it great / Cray?
MB: I think I'm more excited about how close Laynes Espresso and Bundobust are to each other than the Leeds music scene at the moment.

Youre obviously massive Oasis fans, what did you think about Beady Eyes new album?
MB: I liked that single with the trumpets, readymade for a rowdy Sky Sports 1 advert.

So we heard you recorded your last album with MJ. What's he like to work with?
MB: Nightmare, thinks he's Bob Rock. Have you ever seen Some Kind of Mon...


Listen: Lola Colt - Driving Mr. Johnny
Oct 23, 2014 6:00am | The Line Of Best Fit
London psych sextet reinvigorates the subgenre with raw, dangerous edge as displayed on their latest single>

Brian Eno announces four album reissues including a trove of rare and unreleased material
Oct 23, 2014 5:58am | Fact Magazine

Original ambient material coming your way.

That soothing wave just keeps rolling in this year. In addition to the bounteous crop of new ambient records we’ve highlighted already this year, the guy who coined the genre’s very name has announced a quartet of reissues.

Brian Eno will re-release four of his albums for All Saints Records on the same label this December, packaging each CD with a bonus disc of rare and unreleased material, including the first commercial release for his album My Squelchy Life.

His 1992 album Nerve Net will come accompanied with My Squelchy Life, which was scheduled for release in 1991 but never made fully available (though some tracks were re-worked for Nerve Net). The Shutov Assembly will be expanded with unreleased recordings from the same 1985-90 period that the album tracks date from, while 1993′s Neroli (Thinking Music Part IV) will be paired with New Space Music, an unreleased hour-long ambient work from 1992.

Finally, 1997′s The Drop will come with the music that accompanied 77 Million, Eno’s 2006 audio-visual installation at Laforet Museum in Harajuku, Japan.

Each album comes in deluxe casebound packaging and is accompanied by a 16 page booklet compiling photos, images and writing by Eno that is relevant to each release. Three of the al...


Factory Floor unveil a sleazy electro remix of Interpols My Desire
Oct 23, 2014 5:55am | Fact Magazine

DFA trio bring ‘My Desire’ to the dance floor.

You might have heard the new single from NYC’s greatest gloom-mongers on the radio lately, but now here’s a decidely more bracing version from Factory Floor.

The London trio, who released their self-titled debut LP on DFA last year, have retooled Interpol’s track as an moody electro cut with lashings of primitive electronics and sleazy pitched down vocals.

Check it out below and grab it on October 27 through [PIAS] Co-Op. It’s the second single from Interpol’s new album El Pintor, and the band will be in the UK and Ireland next February for a six-date tour  check the dates underneath. They’ve also just added a third New York Terminal 5 show as part of their North American tour.

Meanwhile, Factory Floor’s Nik Void recently reunited with one half of Throbbing Gristle for another live gig as Carter Tutti Void  hopefully that will be released as an album just like the acclaimed first gig in 2011.


Interpol tour dates:

February 06 Roundhouse, London
February 07 Roundhouse, London
February 08  Albert Hall, Manchester
February 10 Olympia, Dublin
February 11  Olympia, Dublin
February 12  Olympia, Dublin


Rhodes - Home EP
Oct 23, 2014 5:30am | The Line Of Best Fit
Sensitive male singer songwriters may abound in 2014, but theres enough thats unique to Rhodes to make him stand out.

Manchesters Warehouse Project reveals New Year parties with Four Tet B2B Daphni, Eats Everything, Skream and more
Oct 23, 2014 5:11am | Fact Magazine

Manchester’s big party season draws to a close.

The Warehouse Project has unveiled the final events of its 2014 season at the smaller Store Street venue, including a double-header of New Year parties.

Eats Everything, Heidi and Skream lead the New Year’s Eve line-up, seeing in 2015 with support from Huxley, Bodhi, Citizen and more, while New Year’s Day is led by the mighty pairing of Four Tet going B2B with Daphni, plus sets from Maceo Plex, Julio Bashmore, Joy Orbison and more.

The full line-up for the 1-800 Dinosaur party on November 8, headlined by James Blake live, has also been revealed, plus WHP’s Hacienda night on Boxing Day with David Morales, Marshall Jefferson and A Guy Called Gerald (live).

Finally the Tuskegee Music party on December 27 will feature Seth Troxler and The Martinez Brothers going back to back all night long.

Tickets for all newly announced shows go on sale at 9am this Friday, October 24. Check out the complete line-ups below.

Line-ups:

November 8
1-800 Dinosaur
Full Line-up Revealed
James Blake – Live | Mala (DJ Set)


FKA twigs announces massive show at Londons Roundhouse next year
Oct 23, 2014 4:53am | Fact Magazine

Tiny person meets enormous stage.

FKA twigs may have only played a handful of (ridiculously oversubscribed) gigs during her swift ascent this year, but she’s already got enough pulling power to announce a gig at the massive Roundhouse venue in Camden.

The concert is set for February 19, 2015, and you can grab tickets from midday today (October 23) you’ll need to be fast, we reckon.

Tahliah Barnett finds out if she’s won this year’s Mercury Music Prize next week previously favourite to win, she’s just been ousted as the bookies’ favourite by poet Kate Tempest. Read FACT’s review of the album that got her nominated, LP1.

Watch her krumping in a new video for Google Glass below. [via DIY]


Cassies classic debut album to appear on vinyl for the first time
Oct 23, 2014 4:23am | Fact Magazine

The R&B queen’s only proper album is getting its first vinyl release.

Cassie’s self-titled debut from 2006 is a minimalist R&B classic that sadly stands alone in her catalogue due to her being lost in label/management limbo for so many years. She finally followed it up in 2013 with the patchier RockaByeBaby mixtape, but it could never live up to our expectations.

Cassie never did receive a vinyl release, so it’s great to hear that Be With Records who specialise in reissuing unavailable material are putting together an unofficial pressing for early 2015.

The most thorough introduction to Cassie’s incredible underground oeuvre over the past eight years remains 2012′s (also unofficial) Trilogy collection, a set of three mixtapes covering all aspects of the influential and oft-sampled vocalist.

A photo posted by Be With Records (@bewithrecords) on Oct 10, 2014 at 10:20am PDT


Cassies influential debut album to appear on vinyl for the first time
Oct 23, 2014 4:23am | Fact Magazine

The R&B queen’s only proper album is getting its first vinyl release.

Cassie’s self-titled debut from 2006 is a minimalist R&B classic that sadly stands alone in her catalogue due to her being lost in label/management limbo for so many years. She finally followed it up in 2013 with the patchier RockaByeBaby mixtape, but it could never live up to our expectations.

Cassie never did receive a vinyl release, so it’s great to hear that Be With Records who specialise in reissuing unavailable material are putting together an unofficial pressing for early 2015.

The most thorough introduction to Cassie’s incredible underground oeuvre over the past eight years remains 2012′s (also unofficial) Trilogy collection, a set of three mixtapes covering all aspects of the influential and oft-sampled vocalist.



A photo posted by Be With Records (@bewithrecords) on Oct 10, 2014 at 10:20am PDT


In Photos: Johnny Marr @ Lincoln Engine Shed
Oct 23, 2014 4:18am | Drowned In Sound
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