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FACT is looking for a US-based social media manager
Oct 22, 2014 9:12am | Fact Magazine

FACT is looking for a Social Media Editor.

Tweet in your sleep? Facebook know your personal life before you do? Maximize your advertising budget like a hyper-targeting ninja?

Were looking for a US based Social Media Editor, ideally in the PST time zone, to support our UK based Social Media Editor and our full-time global editorial team. If you think you’ve got what it takes, please read the requirements below and apply here.


Creative, multi-tasking self-starter and able to work remotely while tying in to the rest of our global team.
Results driven
Know how to significantly increase our targeted following across all our social channels globally while keeping our current readership engaged
Understand and be able to communicate in our brand tone of voice
Be passionate about music, particularly the kind of music we cover
Be able to analyse campaigns and translate anecdotal or qualitative data into recommendations and plans for revising social media campaigns
Demonstrate daily interest in using social media to build relationships and develop an audience
Be a forward-thinking problem solver, not shilling yesterday’s hackneyed advice as gospel: this includes being willing to pivot when necessary and not just following the same course every day
Be passionate about music, actively keep up with music and the music industry: reading music publicatio...

Ultimate Painting streaming debut LP, are here for CMJ, including three shows today (updated dates)
Oct 22, 2014 9:11am | Brooklyn Vegan

by Bill Pearis

Ultimate Painting, the band from Veronica Falls' James Hoare and Jack Cooper of Mazes, are here in NYC for CMJ and they've got a lot of shows while here. The band's eponymous debut album is out next week (10/28) on Trouble in Mind and is a great listen for a rainy day like we've got today in NYC: minimal guitar pop in the VU tradition that's mellow but not boring, and just sounds right. (That both Haore and Cooper are great songwriters helps a lot.) You can stream the whole thing (via Hype Machine) below.

One of our 20 Out-of-Town Bands to see at CMJ, you can catch Ultimate Painting a three times today: first at Baby's All Right's free "daycare" party today at 1:10 PM, then the free Kanine Records day party at Pianos (upstairs, 4:20 PM), and then at Knitting Factory at 7:30 PM with Reigning Sound, White Fence and more (tickets).

The best place to catch Ultimate Painting, though, might be at one of the two Trouble in Mind shows this week: Cake Shop on Wednesday night (10/23) and a free Rough Trade party on Saturday afternoon (10/25). Both shows feature fellow TiM bands Estrogen Highs, The Paperhead, Doug Tuttle, and Negative Scanner. For record nerds those shows will also feature a big Trouble in Mind merch table stocked with the label's catalog, t-shirts, and limited edition vinyl (like U...

Like your ambient with a touch of footwork? Stream the debut album by DJAO
Oct 22, 2014 9:10am | Fact Magazine

The Seattle producer-vocalist readies an eponymous debut.

DJAO (aka Alex Osuch) has long been associated with Portland’s Dropping Gems label/collective (a frequent cassette/Bandcamp round-up featuree). Osuch has re-teamed with the label for his self-titled debut, a deeply-personal “auditory narrative” that showcases his talent for crafting soundscapes (this time, featuring his vocals).

While largely ambient, DJAO introduces elements of jazz, footwork and even chopped-and-screwed music; Osuch cites inspiration from artists as varied as Brubeck and Benga.

DJAO will be released October 28 via digital retailers and Bandcamp, where limited edition cassette tapes will also be available. Until then, stream the album and read our enlightening interview with the producer below.

What inspired the album musically?

Musically, Id say it stems from a few key contemporary electronic records: James Blake, Toro y Moi’s Causers of This, and Shlohmo’s Bad Vibes. Other musical influences include memorable moments at live shows, DJ sets where I felt the crowd and the track were perfectly fit, and a lot of the older R&B and jazz I listen to. I work from an island of major influences surrounded by a bottomless ocean of smaller (and often unknown) influences, like anyone else, and thankfully I believe...

Taake Det Fins En Prins
Oct 22, 2014 9:08am | StereoGum

It’s been 19 years since Norwegian black metal legend Hoest changed his band’s name from Thule to Taake, and 15 years since Taake’s debut LP, Nattestid Ser Porten Vid, the first piece of a trilogy that would eventually include 2002′s Over Bjoergvin Graater Himmerik and 2005′s Hordalands Doedskvad: three albums that balance overwhelming harshness with amazing melodies. Throw in the occasional mouth harp or banjo solo, and that’s pretty much what Taake deliver every time out. Hoest releases a new Taake album every three years; he’s now released five such LPs, and they range in quality from “excellent” to “absolutely essential.” (Worth noting, too: His unhinged, flamboyant performance at Maryland Death Fest 2014 was one of the festival’s unequivocal highlights.) Taake’s last was 2011′s Noregs Vaapen, which means they’re due for a new one in 2014, and it looks like they’re JUST gonna make that deadline. Stridens Hus, Taake’s sixth full-length, will be out in December, but we’ve got a song from it to spin today. “Det Fins En Prins” is the third track on the upcoming album, and it’s pretty close to perfect: It mostly works within the long-established sonic parameters of True Norwegian Black Metal — hissed vocals, a blur of hyperspeed, tempo-shifting guitars and drums — but stacks every section with ...

SXSW announces first wave of artists for 2015
Oct 22, 2014 9:00am | Fact Magazine

The Austin industry festival returns for the 29th year.

The SXSW Music Conference and Festival will take place March 17-22, 2015, bringing with it the usual onslaught of artists, panels, press and fans that have overtaken Austin for almost three decades.

The festival has released its initial line-up. Among the usual indie guitar bands are up-and-coming rappers GoldLink, Que, and Bishop Nehru, FACT mixers suicideyear and Seven Davis Jr, and electropop act Lust for Youth; read the full line-up for more details.

FACT TV was on the ground at this years SXSW check out our interviews with Rome Fortune, Denzel Curry, ZMoney and more. Earlier this year, a report suggested that SXSW could abandon Austin after this year’s tragic events, which the festival quickly denied.

Bandit releasing debut LP on Broken Circles (stream a track)
Oct 22, 2014 8:59am | Brooklyn Vegan

by Andrew Sacher

Nashville's Bandit have signed with Broken Circles who will release their debut LP, Of Life, on January 20. The new single, "Pushing," brings together late '90s/early '00s-style alternative rock, proggy riffs, and singer Angela Plake's powerful pipes. That track premieres in this post and can be streamed below.

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Andrew Bird & Nora OConnor Ill Trade You Money For Wine (Robbie Fulks Cover)
Oct 22, 2014 8:58am | StereoGum

Chicago’s Bloodshot Records is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with the release of a compilation album that features bands covering songs by some of the artists that have been on the label’s roster, which includes Ryan Adams, Neko Case, Ben Kweller, and more. We’ve already heard Blitzen Trapper cover an Adams song, and now here’s Andrew Bird and Nora O’Connor’s take on Robbie Fulks’ “I’ll Trade You Money For Wine.” In return, Fulks has recorded one of Bird’s songs to be released on an exclusive Black Friday Record Store Day 7-inch. You can listen to “I’ll Trade You Money For Wine” below.


Meek Mill Fuck U Mean (Feat. Lil Boosie)
Oct 22, 2014 8:53am | StereoGum

BANGER ALERT. Philly rap demon Meek Mill is in prison right now on a probation violation, but his people have now put a monster of a new song called “Fuck U Mean” out into the world. The track unites Meek with Baton Rouge rap hero Lil Boosie, and the combination couldn’t possibly make more sense. Meek and Boosie have both had their legal issues, but they’re also frantic and intense rappers with urgent, high-pitched deliveries and fervent fanbases. And holy shit, they sound amazing together. “Fuck U Mean” is a piece of bracing, virtuosic street-rap, a song that fucks with your blood pressure and your heartrate if you play it loud enough. Listen to it below, with Funkmaster Flex drops that only make the song better.


DIIV, Splashh, PAWS, Nuns, Beach Day @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar: October 21, 2014
Oct 22, 2014 8:52am | CMJ

Last night, at the first night of CMJ Music Marathon, post-garage band DIIV, psychedelics PAWS, Tulsa, OK’s Nuns and surf-stylists Beach Day tore through Greenpoint’s Brooklyn Night Bazaar.

Photos by Erika Reinsel and Chris Skiles.

The post DIIV, Splashh, PAWS, Nuns, Beach Day @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar: October 21, 2014 appeared first on CMJ.

tix on sale: Sleater-Kinney, Ariel Pink, Dropkick Murphys, Cold War Kids, Counting Crows, Max Richter, The Jazz June, more
Oct 22, 2014 8:41am | Brooklyn Vegan

(photo via @gmsharptteeth)

Tickets for the Sleater-Kinney reunion show at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the second Future Islands, Operators and Wing Dam show at Terminal 5 are on AmEx and Fan Club presale now. Night 1 is sold out.

Tickets for the Ariel Pink show at Terminal 5 go on AmEx presale today at noon.

Tickets for the Fishbone show at Gramercy Theatre go on Live Nation/Music Geeks presale today at 10 AM.

Dropkick Murphys are returning to the NYC-area around St. Patrick's Day for two shows at Long Island's Paramount (Mar. 3 & 4) and three shows at Irving Plaza (Mar. 8, 9 & 10). Tickets for those shows go on venue presale for the Paramount shows and Live Nation/Music Geeks (password: musicgeeks) presales for the Irving shows today at 10 AM. General on-sale starts Friday (10/24) at 10 AM.

Counting Crows are playing a free and very intimate show at The Bowery Electric on Thursday (10/23) with Filligar, Mean Creek, Hallelujah the Hills, Lily & the Parlour Tricks and more. RSVP for free admission.

Tickets for the Hundred Waters show at Rough Trade go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Matmos show at Issue Project Room are on sale now.

Max Richter is playing Bowery Ballroom on December 7 and St. Ann &...

THE BLCK HERTS CLUB share new song Girl Tell Me Something listen
Oct 22, 2014 8:35am | Cosequence Of Sound

Up until recently, hip-hop act THE BLCK HERTS CLUB has served primarily as a production team. Comprised of New Orleans songwriter Lucho and Congolese French rapper Alec Lomami, the pair has been collaborating together since 2003, trading tracks and verses over the mail.

However, during a session producing Lomani’s cousin Well$’s debut, MTSYD: The Revenge of the African Booty Scratcher,  Lucho and Lomani started compiling demos for their own project. With Well$ on board as well, the group is set to release its debut EP, Insomnia, early next year. In the meantime, they’ve shared the first single, “Girl Tell Me Something”.

Opening up with Saturday Night Live reminiscent horns, the track quickly descends into a sensationally funky groove. Well$ jumps in abruptly with a short verse that builds the hype to Lucho’s vibrant, falsetto hook. Lomani, however, doesn’t pop up until late in the track, dropping a rapid French verse over dreamy synthesizer loops. It’s a wildly enthusiastic song, feeling like something The Neptunes could’ve dropped in their heyday.

Listen in below.

College Radio Happenings : Wednesday, October 22
Oct 22, 2014 8:30am | CMJ

Liv Jones wins “Music Director of the Year” at the 2013 CMJ College Radio Awards

Here we are, day 2. You’ve made some friends from other stations, you’ve finally met the promoters you’ve been talking to on the phone for so long in person and you are ready to go back out and do it again. Here’s the college radio event that are happening today.

College Radio Roundtables

Room 405/406 NYU Kimmel Center
11:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Meet other like-minded individuals at our college radio roundtable networking sessions, where youll have the opportunity to come together in a small group to share ideas, debate, brainstorm and learn about specific aspects of the music industry and community. Led by respected members of the music industry, these roundtables are an exciting, hands-on way to discuss those topics that hit close to home and to learn new things you can take to your radio station.
Erik Felix – Radio Promotions A Man A Plan A Canal
Kelly Fitzpatrick – Radio Promotions Capitol Records
John Hubbard – Radio Promotions Terrorbird
Jesse Stensby- Vice President/Radio Promoter Vitriol Radio Promotion
Jessica Weber – CEO/Creative Director Co-Sign Collective
Jesse Wiza – Radio Promotions Planetary Group

A Conversation With Tom Scharpling

Room 904/905 NYU Kimmel Center
2:00 – 3:15 p.m...

Sia Youre Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile (Annie Cover)
Oct 22, 2014 8:28am | StereoGum

Annie is getting a 21st Annie is getting a 21st century update this year with a new film that’s produced by Jay Z and Will Smith. The soundtrack will feature three songs from Sia, one of which is a modern take on “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile.” (Another one of Sia’s contributions is a collaboration with Beck, but that’s not out yet.) The song originally appeared in the 1977 Annie musical and also showed up in the 1982 and 1999 film adaptations. Sia reworked the song a lot from its original form, updating the lyrics and changing the production to something a lot more glossy and contemporary. You can listen below.


Watch U2 Make Their Majestic Jools Holland Debut
Oct 22, 2014 8:28am | StereoGum

The British live-music TV show Later With Jools Holland has been airing on BBC Two since 1992, but U2 have somehow never appeared on the show until the most recent episode. On their episode of the show, U2 played “Volcano,” from their new album Songs Of Innocence, live for the first time. They also did an acoustic-plus-string-section version of the album track “Every Breaking Wave,” with the Edge on piano. And even as someone who’s on record as saying that Songs Of Innocence is crap, U2 are one of the greatest big-room live acts on planet Earth. Watching them playing live even in a TV studio, those songs take on a majesty and urgency that they didn’t (at least to my ears) have on the record. Watch both performances below.


Blondie/Cars-related band The Empty Hearts played Knitting Factory with Party Lights (pics, setlist, videos)
Oct 22, 2014 8:26am | Brooklyn Vegan

photos by Greg Cristman

The Empty Hearts @ Knitting Factory - 10/18/14

The Empty Hearts, aka the band featuring Blondie's Clem Burke, The Cars' Elliot Easton, The Romantics' Wally Palmer and Chesterfield Kings' Andy Babiuk, brought their current tour to NYC for a show at Knitting Factory on 10/18 with Party Lights. They were introduced by The E Street Band's Steven Van Zandt, which was appropriate since he named their band. In addition to performing their entire new album, they did a few Cars, Romantics and Blondie songs too, and squeezed in some other covers including "I Wanna Be Your Man." Pictures of the show (including one of the setlist) are in this post and continue, with some videos, below...

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