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Watch Ben Gibbard Cover Guided By Voices Tractor Rape Chain
Mar 27, 2015 3:04pm | StereoGum
"Tractor Rape Chain" is one of the most classic songs on Bee Thousand, one of Guided By Voices' most classic albums. And even though the aesthetic difference between modern-day GBV and modern-day Death Cab For Cutie seems vast, the bands exploded into the national underground within a few years of each other and probably came up playing a lot of the same dive bars. And as Death Cab frontman Ben Gibbard demonstrates in a new solo acoustic cover for SiriusXM, the intersection of the two artists' styles makes some kind of sense. Speed up, slow down, go all around below.




BV-SXSW Saturday @ Red 7 in pics -- Mew, Pop Group, Frank Turner, Iceage, Lees of Memory, Screaming Females & more
Mar 27, 2015 3:00pm | Brooklyn Vegan

photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher

Mew / Iceage @ BrooklynVegan SXSW @ Red 7 - 3/21/2015

The three 2015 BrooklynVegan SXSW day parties at Red 7 wrapped up on rainy Saturday (3/21) with a multi-genre lineup across the venue's inside and outside stages. Check out Friday pics HERE and HERE. Thursday is HERE and HERE. Saturday is in this post.

Kicking the day off inside was the hyped, XL-signed UK electronic artist East India Youth who played solo with a variety of synths and drum machines. He was followed by a rare US appearance by Vietnamese rapper Suboi (with Fool's Gold-signed DJ Sammy Bananas). She was the first Vietnamese artist to ever play SXSW, the BV show was one of only two sets she played in Austin this week, and it definitely seemed like an excited crowd came out specifically to see her. Before SXSW she played San Francisco, and since SXSW, was in NYC (last night).

Then it was Philly's Alex G whose DIY indie rock was as entertaining as his deadpan stage banter. Following Alex was The Lees of Memory, the current band of Superdrag singer John Davis and guitarist Brandon Fisher, who were joined by four other musicians. Their album is shoegaze, but the live show was more like the '90s alternative of Superdrag and (in this writer's opinion) one of the day's most enjoyable sets.

Things got darker and more intense after The Lees for Ex-Cult<...



Ben Stillers high school punk band Capital Punishment receives reissue
Mar 27, 2015 2:55pm | Cosequence Of Sound

We all know Ben Stiller the movie star, but get ready to meet Ben Stiller, the teenaged punk drummer. Turns out Stiller formed a band called Capital Punishment with his high school buddies and in 1982, pressed and self-released their sole LP, Roadkill. Copies of this rarity fetch upwards of $200 to $500, but you’ll soon be able to grab a fresh reissue from Captured Tracks.

Stiller isn’t the only band member who has a pedigree, either. Peter Swann went on to become a Justice on the Arizona Supreme Court, Peter Zuis is now a Professor of Slavic Studies, and Kriss Roebling’s family was involved in building the Brooklyn Bridge (in fact, those mysterious white flags that appeared on the bridge last summer were dedicated to them).

Stiller actually discussed the band and the reissue recently on Howard Stern. He said Roebling was the mastermind behind the music, which he described as ” really weird music” inspired by Berlin Trilogy-era David Bowie and Brian Eno styles. He was also amazed at the existence of Captured Tracks and the fact that they wanted to reissue Roadkill.  “What happened was some outsider music label, which I didn’t know those existed, but people who are just into weird music; I guess it’s been found and they asked us if they could re-release it,” he said, adding, “They’re called Captured Tracks. They’re a real company.&rd...


Martyrdoom IV lineup & tickets (Mortuary Drape, Lvcifyre, Necrophobic, Black Anvil, Nightbringer, Vorde & more)
Mar 27, 2015 2:47pm | Brooklyn Vegan

photo: Mortuary Drape at MDF 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)

Returning for its fourth year, Signature Riff and Metal Kingdom's Martyrdoom festival is set to go down November 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 at Saint Vitus.

The lineup includes Necrophobic, Lvcifyre, Kommandant, Paroxsihzem and Vorde on night 1; Ride For Revenge, Nightbringer, Gonkulator, Blood Incantation, Sabbath Assembly and Spectral Voice on night 2; Mortuary Drape, Demonomancy, Black Anvil, Phobocosm and Sangus on night 3; Mortuary Drape (again), Omnizide, Kill, the Howling Wind and Discordia on night 4; and finally Bombers, Malthusian, Bell Witch and Luminous Vault on night 5. Tickets for all five nights are on sale now.

After Stardust, this is the second multi-night metal festival happening at Saint Vitus to be announced this week.

Continue reading "Martyrdoom IV lineup & tickets (Mortuary Drape, Lvcifyre, Necrophobic, Black Anvil, Nightbringer, Vorde & more)" at brooklynvegan


Dirty Fences go 'Full Tramp' on new LP, share "Heartbeater" video, touring West Coast (dates & streams)
Mar 27, 2015 2:40pm | Brooklyn Vegan

by Bill Pearis

Brooklyn rock n' roll wrecking crew Dirty Fences will deliver their new platter, Full Tramp, via Slovenly on May 19. It's sneery, beery and maybe a little leer-y and you can check out three songs from it below. We've also got video premiere of full-throttle first single "Heartbeater" which you can squint at below.

Having just ripped through Austin for SXSW, Dirty Fences are currently on the West Coast with The Shrine. No NYC shows are scheduled at the moment but that will likely change once they're back in town. All dates are listed, along with the video and song streams, below...

Continue reading "Dirty Fences go 'Full Tramp' on new LP, share "Heartbeater" video, touring West Coast (dates & streams)" at brooklynvegan


mp3: Glass Candy Shell Game
Mar 27, 2015 2:20pm | Gorilla Vs Bear

“Ida & I’s Collaboration For The Midnight Movie Cult Scene At The End Of The Fifth Reel From “Lost River”. Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Coming Out Worldwide Monday, March 30th On Italians Do It Better. “Shell Game” Features Rhythms From Glass Candy’s “Red Heads Feel More Pain”, The Closing Track From The “After Dark 2″ Mixtape” — Johnny Jewel


The Garden at Londons Hammersmith Apollo
Mar 27, 2015 2:00pm | The Line Of Best Fit
The CA electro-punks play a support slot for Warpaint in London.>

Inner Oceans (OpenAir) And Louise Le Hir (KXCI)
Mar 27, 2015 1:58pm | CMJ

Inner Oceans (via Facebook)

Each week the CMJ staff sifts through thousands of radio playlists that contribute to the weekly CMJ charts. In the Chart Discovery column, we highlight exciting artists, albums and songs brought to our attention by the charts of our reporting panel of college and non-commercial radio stations. This round’s picks come via OpenAir in Centennial, CO, and KXCI in Tucson, AZ.

Inner Oceans on OpenAir

Colorados OpenAir, a constant supporter of local bands, has been spinning Denver-based Inner Oceans. On their most recent single 8 Cousins, Inner Oceans showcase their ability to make intricately crafted experimental pop with their layering of textured synths, haunting vocals, and swirling melodies.

8 Cousins // Everything's Alright by Inner Oceans


Louise Le Hir on KXCI

With just a two-song sampling from her upcoming album, Louise Le Hir has demonstrated her unique brand of French psych-pop influenced Americana. She caught our attention on the charts at Tucsons KXCI this week.

Louise Le Hir by Louise Le Hir

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DTCV share "Miley Cyrus Wins the Race" video; NYC show w/ Swearing at Motorists moved from Baby's to Elvis Guesthouse
Mar 27, 2015 1:49pm | Brooklyn Vegan

DTCV

Ohio indie rockers Swearing at Motorists' tour with DTCV hits NYC this weekend and there's been a slight change in route. Their Saturday (3/28) show at Baby's All Right, which was to have started at midnight, has been moved to sister club Elvis Guesthouse and now starts at 8 PM. Tickets are on sale and updated dates are listed below.

In other news, DTCV released a video for single "Miley Cyrus Wins the Race" from the band's forthcoming new album. You can watch that below.

Continue reading "DTCV share "Miley Cyrus Wins the Race" video; NYC show w/ Swearing at Motorists moved from Baby's to Elvis Guesthouse" at brooklynvegan


The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
Mar 27, 2015 1:44pm | StereoGum
This week, the YouTube Music Awards rebranded from an actual award show, albeit a knowingly janky and slapdash one, to a weird "let's dump a bunch of big videos online at once" stunt. I can't pretend to understand what's going on there, but it did result in a whole pile of great videos. This week, in fact, turned out to be a hell of a bounty, with most of the world waiting until SXSW was over to drop these opuses on the world. I was sorry I couldn't find room for Shamir's Muppet hallucination, Dan Deacon's cult-animator Whitman's sampler, Charli XCX's social-media vision of hell, QT's pop-gloss parody, Hallelujah The Hills' low-tech skewing of the tech world, or Soko's devastating Ariel Pink impression. But the stuff that did make the list was pure gold. This week's picks are below.



The members of Blur sought group counseling before reuniting in 2009
Mar 27, 2015 1:35pm | Cosequence Of Sound

Turns out Blur getting back together in 2009 wasn’t the easiest thing for the Britpop outfit. In a new interview with Mojo, guitarist Graham Coxon revealed that the band members had to enter group counseling before reuniting.

The original split happened in 2002 while the band was recording 2003’s Think Tank. Coxon had just returned from rehab, and things were tense between him and his bandmates. “Although we shoved it all aside when we got back together, I realized that passions were still slightly high about it all,” Coxon said in the new interview. “Yknow, in those years since [leaving the band in 2002], I probably said a few stupid things in the press — because the circumstances of why werent together as a four-piece were quite unclear. Wed met a couple of times — one was some mediation thing where we had to go over stuff that was difficult we were all raw and hurt by it, for quite a while.”

(Read: Dissected: Blur)

Coxon noted that he wasn’t the only band member struggling to connect, and problems had been boiling since before Think Tank. To be honest, the last couple of years when I was in Blur it wasnt like we were good friends, like we could ring each other up. Everybody was going through management and we all had our own lives, our own problems.

Whatever the case, differences have clearly been settled as Blur is ...


FACT at SXSW 2015 Savemoneys Towkio details the Chicago scene and more
Mar 27, 2015 1:27pm | Fact Magazine

This year, FACT TV’s Bryan McKay, Chris Kelly and John Twells packed up and headed to Austin, Texas for South By Southwest 2015 and talked to some of the festival’s most exciting artists.

Chicago’s Savemoney crew – most notorious for containing both Chance The Rapper and Vic Mensa – is blowing up right now, and we spoke to Windy City crooner Towkio about how he got started and what he’s got planned.

To see the rest of our SXSW coverage head here.

The post FACT at SXSW 2015 – Savemoney’s Towkio details the Chicago scene and more appeared first on FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music..


FACT at SXSW 2015 Savemoneys Towkio details the Chicago scene and more
Mar 27, 2015 1:27pm | Fact Magazine

This year, FACT TV’s Bryan McKay, Chris Kelly and John Twells packed up and headed to Austin, Texas for South By Southwest 2015 and talked to some of the festival’s most exciting artists.

Chicago’s Savemoney crew – most notorious for containing both Chance The Rapper and Vic Mensa – is blowing up right now, and we spoke to Windy City crooner Towkio about how he got started and what he’s got planned.

To see the rest of our SXSW coverage head here.

The post FACT at SXSW 2015 – Savemoney’s Towkio details the Chicago scene and more appeared first on FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music..


Death Grips share video for I Break Mirrors With My Face In The United States watch
Mar 27, 2015 1:09pm | Cosequence Of Sound

Death Grips have let loose the video for “I Break Mirrors With My Face In The United States”, one of many raging noise-rap tracks on the group’s kinda/sorta/not really final album, Jenny Death. By “video,” though, what I really mean is MC Ride attached a camera to his mic and hit “record” while performing the track inside a studio. Does he really break mirrors with his face? Probably — the captured footage is equal parts disorienting and ferocious. Watch below.



Torche, Nothing & Wrong played Saint Vitus, on new Nirvana tribute (pics, setlists & "Annihilation Affair" video)
Mar 27, 2015 1:03pm | Brooklyn Vegan

photos by P Squared Photography; words by Andrew Sacher

Torche / Nothing's crowd

Torche put out their killer new record Restarter on Relapse last month, and last night (3/26) they brought their tour with Nothing and Wrong to NYC for a sold-out show at Saint Vitus. The new album is Torche's heaviest since In Return and possibly their most psychedelic ever, and that came across even more so at last night's show. The droning quality of much of the new record was in full effect, and Torche were in total attack mode. We got almost all of the new record, but also plenty of older favorites too including "Healer," "Kicking," "In Return" and a handful of others.

Nothing

Before Torche, their Relapse labelmates Nothing put on an equally awesome set, opening with one of their heaviest songs yet, the sludgy/grungy "July the Fourth" off their recent split with Whirr. Tons of favorites from last year's Guilty of Everything LP followed ("Bent Nail," "Dig," "Get Well," etc) and they had the front half of the room in a wild mosh pit the whole time. Opening was Wrong (ex-Capsule, Kylesa, and featuring Torche's drummer), whose Helmet-y jams were a fine start to the night. Pictures of all three bands are in this post.

Torche, Nothing and Wrong are all on the upcoming Nirvana tribute, Whatever Nevermind, which Robotic Empire is putting out on April 18...

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