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Hear Franck Vigrouxs superb new EP Centaure, on Shapednoises new label Cosmo Rhythmatic
Oct 30, 2014 9:35am | Fact Magazine

Noisy techno operative Shapednoise has launched a new label (with D.Carbone and Ascion), and of course we’re very interested.

Called Cosmo Rhythmatic, the label is geared up to release Franck Vigroux’s Centaure, an EP so eardrum-destroying we weren’t sure we’d been sent the right files when we heard it the first time.

Thankfully we cooled off, poured some hot water into our battered ears and tried again. It’s brilliant, crushing stuff – the kind of thick, white noise ridden material that make Pan Sonic’s original run of 12″s sound like Darude’s ‘Sandstorm’ in comparison. It’s hardly surprising that Vigroux is a veteran – he’s been releasing top shelf experimental business for over a decade, and you can hear his techno-flecked new EP in full below.

Centaure will be released on November 10 on 12″ only via Cosmo Rhythmatic.

Wanda Jackson cancels tour, including Bowery Ballroom
Oct 30, 2014 9:32am | Brooklyn Vegan

While there hasn't been a formal announcement, it looks like Wanda Jackson's fall tour -- which was to have hit NYC's Bowery Ballroom on November 16 -- has been canceled. Bowery's site says:

Due to a medical issue we regretfully are forced to cancel Wanda's upcoming performances in October. Wanda will be fine and she looks forward to getting back on the road as soon as possible! Thank you for the all of the well wishes and prayers.
That note clearly also applies to November as she's got no tour dates on her schedule currently. Wanda, glad to hear you're ok. Get well and see you soon.

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video premiere: Las Robertas Marlene
Oct 30, 2014 9:30am | Gorilla Vs Bear

Costa Rica’s Las Robertas drop their first ever, appropriately fuzzed-out official video, for the group’s buzzing, super catchy garage pop jam “Marlene“. Directed by Lourdes Martínez. Las Robertas’ Days Unmade LP is out now on Arts & Crafts México.

Judd Apatow to produce new Pee-wee Herman movie
Oct 30, 2014 9:30am | Cosequence Of Sound

It’s been 26 years since Pee-wee Herman was last seen in theaters, but that’s about to change. During an appearance on last night’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, actor Paul Reubens announced that a new Pee-wee Herman film is officially in the works. It’s being produced by Judd Apatow, and filming will begin next February.

Herman said the film’s director and additional details will be announced next week.

The film will mark the third in the Pee-wee Herman series, following 1985’s Pee-wee’s Big Adventure and 1988’s Big Top Pee-wee, as well as the CBS TV series Pee-wee’s Playhouse, which aired between 1986 and 1991. Reubens has portrayed the character on several occasions since then — including a stage show in 2010 — though a new film has been stuck in developmental hell for the last half decade.

Reubens previously said the film would be titled Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Movie and focus on the characters from the TV show — specifically, they’ll leave the playhouse for the first time, in search of a missing character.

Below, watch Reubens discuss the project on The Tonight Show, along with video of Pee-wee Herman’s appearance on Conan in 2011.

Jerry Lee Lewis released new album (listen) and book, playing BB King's tonight & other dates
Oct 30, 2014 9:22am | Brooklyn Vegan

Rock n' roll founding father Jerry Lee Lewis just turned 79 but is still going strong, having just released a new album, Rock & Roll Time, this week (10/27). The record features a bevy of guest stars, including Stones guitarists Keith Richards and Ron Wood, Neil Young, Robbie Robertson, Shelby Lynne, and songs include covers of Johnny Cash ("Folsom Prison Blues"), Bob Dylan ("Stepchild"), Lynyrd Skynyrd ("Mississippi Kid"), Chuck Berry ("Little Queenie," "Promised Land"), Jimmie Rodgers ("Blues Like Midnight") and more. You can stream the whole thing via Rdio below.

There's also a new biography on Killer, titled Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story, out this week as well. He's in NYC as we speak, celebrating the release of both tonight (10/29) at BB King Blues Club. Tickets are still available. You may have seen Jerry sitting in with Paul Schaffer on Letterman this past Monday (10/27).

Jerry Lee Lewis has a couple other select dates on his calendar. All are listed, along with the new album stream, below...

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Elephant Micah By The Canal (Stereogum Premiere)
Oct 30, 2014 9:15am | StereoGum

Indiana singer-songwriter Joseph O’Connell records under the name Elephant Micah. He’s got a new album called Where In Our Woods — his twelfth under the Elephant Micah name and first for Western Vinyl — coming early next year. Today he’s sharing “By The Canal,” a salt-of-the-earth folk tune that channels its melancholy into dreams of a better day. “They tore our flag in half,” O’Connell sings with a rich, weary tone that recalls his old friend Jason Molina. Fans of Califone and Hiss Golden Messenger will probably dig it too. Listen below, where you’ll also find a trailer for Where In Our Woods.


Oct 30, 2014 9:07am | Fact Magazine

Available on: Big Machine

20 years from now, if my kids want to know what pop sounded like in the Instagram era, Ill hand them 1989. Taylor Swifts latest – her first documented, official pop album – is the musical equivalent of a ’80s photograph cropped, filtered and reposted with a #tbt caption. The question on people’s lips when Swift announced the concept of her new record was how does someone born in 1989 make an album that pays homage to what the late ’80s sounded like?, but they missed a crucial fact: people born later than Swift do this every single day, with the filters on their iPhones.

This sounds like a criticism, and when Swift shared the first three singles from her upcoming album, it was meant as one. It seemed, from the repetitive drive of Shake It Off and Out of the Woods, that she had condensed her lyricism from her usual narrative style into a string of pretty aphorisms that could almost have been written to become perfect social media updates (they then actually performed that purpose, later in the build-up to 1989‘s release). Swift teased the album by saying it was her most sonically cohesive ever, and the more that was shared of it, especially the lifelessly twee Welcome To New York, the more that seemed like something to be wary of. The 1980s theme felt like a colour filter rather than...

Ariel Pinks Haunted Horror Movie Guide
Oct 30, 2014 9:00am | StereoGum

Kids have their fictional heroes. For some it might be Batman or Spider-Man or Katniss Everdeen. They’re usually good guys. Ariel Pink’s childhood hero was a villain: a burn victim with a razor glove and a passion for murdering teens while shouting some darkly comic puns. He had seen horror movies before A Nightmare On Elm Street, but Freddy Krueger was something of a gateway drug for Pink, whose horror-movie obsessions bleed into interviews, live shows, and, of course, his songs. “Four Shadows,” which will appear on Pink’s new double-album pom pom, sounds like he wrote a real theme to an imaginary ’80s vampire flick. Meanwhile, Before Today had “Fright Night,” an imaginary theme song for an actual ’80s vampire flick. The latter is mostly concerned with vampires and black cats, though Pink does manage to slip in the always-pertinent question once posed by Brooklyn rap legends the Fat Boys: “Are you ready for Freddy?”


Fool's Gold celebrating 7th anniversary w/ Master P, Just Blaze & others; A-Trak releasing an EP (stream a track)
Oct 30, 2014 9:00am | Brooklyn Vegan

Fool's Gold Records, the hip hop/electronic label run by A-Trak (who played Baby's All Right on Tuesday) and Nick Catchdubs, will be celebrating their 7th anniversary in NYC on November 6 at Webster Hall. The late-night celebration (10 PM start) doubles as one of Just Blaze's weekly House Parties and includes veteran rapper/actor/NBA player/sports agent/writer/producer/director Master P, as well as Rowdy Rebel, Just Blaze, Brenmar, Fame School, Nick Catchdubs, Shash'u, Electric Punanny, Jasmine Solano and Melo-X in the Grand ballroom + Balcony. The Marlin Room will have Va$htie, Oscar, Huggy Bear and Deemehlow. And the party in the Studio will be hosted by Dirty South with special guests. Tickets are on sale now. Flyer above.

If you want to spend the full night at Webster Hall, the 8 PM show in the Studio is Dean Blunt, Gobby, and Loren Connors (tickets), which will also be a good one ...or you could see Shaggy in the Grand Ballroom.

In related news, A-Trak is releasing the Full EP next week (11/4) digitally and on November 25 physically via Fool's Gold. Stream the single "Push," featuring Andrew Wyatt of Miike Snow, via Spotify below...

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Metallica Announce Late Late Show Residency
Oct 30, 2014 8:56am | StereoGum

Metallica have announced that they will do a week-long residency on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson to commemorate the host’s departure. (Ferguson — who announced he was leaving the show shortly after Letterman earlier this year — will air his last episode sometime in December.) The band will sit down for an interview on Monday, November 17th, and will play every night that week. The dates of their performances correspond with the 10th anniversary reissue of doocumentary Some Kind Of Monster. “What better way to celebrate Craig’s awesome tenure at CBS than to come and shake the rafters for a whole week,” Lars Ulrich said to Rolling Stone. “Nothing to sell, nothing to promote (except a reissue DVD) … purely hanging at Craig’s personal request. Bring it!” The last residency of this type was for Foo Fighters, who took over Letterman earlier this month.


Jeremih edges closer to Late Nights: The Album with artwork, tracklist and release date
Oct 30, 2014 8:55am | Fact Magazine

Long-awaited album due next month.

We’ve been looking forward to Jeremih’s Late Nights: The Album since the day we were born, or that’s what it feels like at this point. The eternally delayed full-length follow-up to his note-perfect 2012 mixtape Late Nights With… is finally set for release on November 10, according to Amazon UK.

The singer has also unveiled the album’s artwork and the 12-song tracklist, which features Compton star YG on his hit ‘Don’t Tell ‘Em’ and the perennial Juicy J alongside your usual suspects like J. Cole and French Montana, plus Trey Songz, Fabolous and Flo Rida. Also, there is a song called ‘Dumptrucks’. Production comes from the likes of long-time collaborator Mick Shultz, DJ Mustard, Vinylz, DJ Spinz and Needlz.

Listen to ‘Don’t Tell ‘Em’ (which his label didn’t even make a video for despite it becoming a bonafide hit) and check the tracklist below. [via HNHH]

1. Planes (Feat. J. Cole)
2. Dont Tell Em (Feat. YG)
3. Got Damn (Feat. Trey Songz & Fabolous)
4. Dumptrucks
5. There You Go
6. Gimmie Kiss
7. Cant Go No Mo (Feat. Juicy J)
8. She No Good (Feat. French Montana & Johnny Cinco)
9. Horny
10. You & I
11. Tonight Belongs To You (Feat. Flo Rida)
12. Paradise

The Twilight Sad's track by track guide to 'Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave'
Oct 30, 2014 8:50am | Drowned In Sound

Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave is The Twilight Sad's fourth album.

"We spent a lot of time at home when writing this new record, we got to hang out with old friends and get back to some sort of normality, which I think really helped me clear my mind and focus in on writing these new songs, James Graham says. I had a lot I wanted to get off my chest and I've done that with this new record.

Opting to stay in Glasgow, the album was produced at Mogwais Castle Of Doom studio, engineered by live soundman Andrew Bush, mixed by Peter Katis (also responsible for Fourteen Autumns).

Here the band talk you through the record, track by track...

Album Stream

There's a Girl in the Corner

James: "I remember Andy sending me over the music for this song and the phrases "You're not coming back", "She's not coming back" and "We're not coming back from this" coming straight into my head the first time I listened to it. I recorded my parts and sent them over to Andy. He got back pretty quick saying that I'd done exactly what he'd hoped I'd do with the song. He arranged it and did a rough demo. As soon as the demo was done we both agreed that this song would be the first song on the album. I think it's different from any other song on the record but its a good introduction and the first chapter of the story within the record."

Last January

James: "This was one of the first son...

Nas premieres new J Dilla-produced single The Season listen
Oct 30, 2014 8:49am | Cosequence Of Sound

Photo by Ben Kaye

Fans who attended last night’s Run the Jewels record release party in Brooklyn were treated to a brand new single from Nas, as Pitchfork points out. The Queens rapper — whose record label Mass Appeal put out RTJ2 — made a surprise appearance at the party and proceeded to debut his new single, “The Season”.

(Read: Nas’ Top 10 Songs)

The song — which could be our first taste of the follow-up to 2012’s Life is Good — is built around a sample of J Dilla’s “Gobstooper”. Watch the song’s premiere, including an introduction from Nas, below.

Nas has been working on his next album with producers Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, and No I.D. As of now, there’s no timetable for its release.

Listen To David Lowery On Marc Marons WTF
Oct 30, 2014 8:48am | StereoGum

For old heads like me, David Lowery is best-known as the frontman for Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker. More recently, he’s been in the news for railing against the digital music system — efforts that have included calling out an NPR intern for admitting to file sharing. Lowery talks about all that — the musical history and the recent advocacy — on the most recent episode of Marc Maron’s WTF podcast. I haven’t listened yet, but Maron is arguably the greatest interviewer in the game, and it’ll be interesting to hear what he teases out of Lowery. Check out the episode here.

Watch: The Twilight Sad's video for 'Last January' (DiS Premiere)
Oct 30, 2014 8:48am | Drowned In Sound

Brand new video from the heart-darkening Scots' 10/10-awarded new album Nobody Wants To Be Here And Nobody Wants To Leave (stream it in full here).

'Last January' is the opening track from their fantastic new album, which was released this week on Fat-Cat. Rather than us bang on even more about how incredible they are and this record is, watch this video:

Please note: Twilight Sad have taken over the site today, find our interview with the band and plenty more over here.

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