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Devon Williams Flowers (Stereogum Premiere)
Apr 17, 2014 9:48am | StereoGum

Devon Williams has been crafting lush pop music for years, and soon he’ll release the new album Gilding The Lily. The album’s first single, “Flowers,” has an appropriate title, considering how much it sounds like springtime. Over delicate but purposeful drum rolls, fast-strummed guitars blow through like a cool ocean breeze. The dazzling production comes courtesy of Jorge Elbrecht. After coming off his incredible work with Ariel Pink last year. Elbrecht is racking up production credits, and between this and his recent knockout with Dinowalrus, 2014 is looking to be his year. But this song is Williams’ through and through, his sweet sighing voice laying comfortably into the languid sound. Listen to it below and check out a trailer for the full album.

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Listen: Young Magic Holographs
Apr 17, 2014 9:45am | The Line Of Best Fit

Brooklyn-based duo Melati Malay and Isaac Emmanuel, aka Young Magic, stream the lovely chillwave of “Holographs”, taken from their forthcoming second album, Breathing Statues.

Hailing from Australia and Indonesia, there’s small whispers of the duo’s worldly upbringing in “Holographs”. The track opens and closes with waves of Oriental-sounding harp, baked through the middle with a sunny trippyness. Showing their proficiency and inventiveness with samples, loops and beats layered on top of one another, which creates a blurry warmth, the duo soon deliver a harmony-rich chorus that is doused in hushed soars and swoops. The chorus is the indisputable highlight, and raises the bar yet further following their brilliant debut LP, Melt.

Breathing Statues is out on 6 May via Carpark Records.



Saintes (KZSU) And Ne-Hi (CHIRP Radio)
Apr 17, 2014 9:37am | CMJ

Saintes (Photo 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 favorites come to us via KZSU in Stanford, CA, and CHIRP Radio in Chicago, IL.

Saintes on KZSU

A few weeks ago we noticed a pattern of dreamy French artists hitting the charts. Add une plus to that group: Saintes, the mystery-splattered, lo-fi solo project of Parisian Anne-Sophie Le Creurer. Saintes’ 2013 pastel grunge release, Horizontal/Vertical, hit No. 18 on KZSU’s chart this week.

Horizontal/Vertical by Saintes


Ne-Hi on CHIRP Radio

CHIRP Radio has introduced us to some cool artists from it’s own Chicago scene, and this week is no different. Bringing some retro-cool to the station’s charts is local reverb-loving four-piece Ne-Hi, whose newly released, self-titled album just landed at No. 16.

NE-HI by NE-HI

The post Saintes (KZSU) And Ne-Hi (CHIRP Radio) appeared first on CMJ.


Song : Pawws : Sugar
Apr 17, 2014 9:30am | My Old Kentucky Blog

We have talked a bunch about North Londons Lucy Taylor, better known under her stage moniker Pawws. After several great songs, she will be releasing her debut EP, Sugar, on June 17th through Best Fit Recordings. It only makes sense for the saccharine heavy pop singer reveals offers the title track “Sugar” as the first taste. It is full of seductive and slow-winding synths and could easily be mistaken for a Kylie Minogue song. Listen below.


Courtney Love Deletes Springsteen Dis, Disses QOTSA, Learns About Normcore
Apr 17, 2014 9:19am | StereoGum

Courtney Love started her own YouTube channel earlier this year, and it was only a matter of time before she got out of pocket with it. Last week, she watched Bruce Springsteen induct his E Street Band into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, and yesterday, she posted a video where she had a few things to say about it. In her video, Love had a few nice things to say about Springsteen and a few not-so-nice things, and the most notable of the not-so-nice things was this: “My Springsteen problem is just that saxophones don’t belong in rock and roll. They just don’t belong.” The video then cut to an image of Clarence Clemons, who, of course, died three years ago. Love presumably realized how insensitive this was, or maybe someone told her; she’s already deleted the video.

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Courtney Love Deletes Springsteen Dis, Burns QOTSA, Learns About Normcore
Apr 17, 2014 9:19am | StereoGum

Courtney Love started her own YouTube channel earlier this year, and it was only a matter of time before she got out of pocket with it. Last week, she watched Bruce Springsteen induct his E Street Band into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, and yesterday, she posted a video where she had a few things to say about him. In her video, Love had a few nice things to say about Springsteen and a few not-so-nice things, and the most notable of the not-so-nice things was this: “My Springsteen problem is just that saxophones don’t belong in rock and roll. They just don’t belong.” The video then cut to an image of Clarence Clemons, who, of course, died three years ago. Love eventually realized how insensitive this was, or maybe someone told her; she’s already deleted the video.

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Lets play Coachella bingo!
Apr 17, 2014 9:15am | Cosequence Of Sound

One of the big downsides of attending Coachella Weekend Two is that most of the big surprises are revealed during Weekend One. Sure, a few bands may change around their setlists, and Pharrell may bring out Nelly instead of Gwen Stefani, but for the most part, festival-goers already have a good idea of what to expect.

So how does one keep things fresh and interesting? With a game of Bingo! Tyler Lauletta of the website Shitty Banter has put together his very own Coachella-inspired game of Bingo. Each festival day has been given its own board, each featuring 25 boxes. Some of the boxes contain bands to see, others related activities (such as “Beer”, “Talk to Someone About Kanye”, “Poop”).

(Read: Coachella 2014 Weekend One: Top 15 Sets + Photos)

Lauletta encourages festival-goers to print out copies of each board and play along. Winner gets…. uh, I have an old White Stripes t-shirt lying around if anyone wants it? If you see Justin Bieber, however, you automatically lose.

Friday:

Saturday:

Sunday:



Listen: Pawws Sugar
Apr 17, 2014 9:01am | The Line Of Best Fit

Following on from last years well-received debut single Time To Say Goodbye / Slow Love, North Londoner Pawws (aka Lucy Taylor) has released Sugar, the title track off her debut EP.

Despite the saccharine connotations, the track itself is far from a mere confection. Haunting synths flicker like shadows against Taylors voice, pleading like an addict for something sweetone last rush.  Her vocals themselves are, as usual, a standout: an alluring sirens call floating somewhere above the melee of instrumentation that keeps the song earthbound.

Taylors is a sound that doesnt quite know where it stands, trapped somewhere between feverish disco and something that might be found on a Kylie album, were the reigning queen of pop to take a darker, more demented turn.  Its all slightly off-kilter, embracing the necessary complexities to ride the high of the title, while never quite giving in to the low.

Paww’s debut EP Sugar is released June 16th via Best Fit Recordings on digital, CD and vinyl editions. For more information and to pre-order, head here.

As well as appearing on the Best Fit stage at this year’s The Great Escape, Eat Your Own Ears and Best Fit will present Pawws’ headline London show at The Lexington on May 12. Tickets are on sale now.


Listen: Cut Copys new song Like Any Other Day
Apr 17, 2014 9:00am | Cosequence Of Sound

As previously reported, Australia’s Cut Copy will follow up last year’s Free Your Mind with a new 10-inch due out for Record Store Day (April 19th). Already we’ve heard the sensuous A-side “In These Arms of Love”, and today the band has unveiled its B-side, “Like Any Other Day”.

Jettisoning the intimate confines of a ballad, the band now head into the psychedelic stratosphere. Once there, Cut Copy forges a potent mix of Pink Floyd-inspired guitar deluges, surges of hazy atmospherics, and vocals that alternate between hushed whispers and intense wails. Equal parts exhilarating and foreboding, the song builds with the grace and power of a rocket ship spiraling into deep, deep space.

Listen in below:

“In These Arms of Love” b/w “Like Any Other Day” will be limited to just 2,000 copies.

The band is also on tour now through early August. Consult their full schedule below.

Cut Copy 2014 Tour Dates:
04/18 – Shjindel, NL @ Paaspop Festival
04/21 – Prague, CZ @ Lucerna Music Bar
04/22 – Warsaw, PL @ Basen
05/01 – Beijing, CN @ Strawberry Music Festival
05/03 – Shanghai, CN @ Strawberry Music Festival
05/08 – Sydney, AU @ Metro
05/09 – Melbourne, AU @ 170 Russell
05/10 – Brisbane, AU @ Eton’s Hill
05/23 – Vancouver, BC @ Malkin Bowl
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NJ's Monmouth Park to begin hosting concerts in 2015
Apr 17, 2014 8:59am | Brooklyn Vegan

Monmouth Park during a horse race

Starting next year, Oceanport, NJ's Monmouth Park will double as an outdoor concert venue. Via press release:

Monmouth Park, AEG Live, and The Thoroughbred Management, Inc. (TTM) have entered into an exclusive booking agreement for a new 7,500-seat, outdoor concert venue slated to open its doors May 2015.

As part of a multi-year deal, AEG Live and TTM - led by industry veteran Jerry Bakal - will bring shows to the Jersey Shore racetrack during summer months as part of an entertainment complex also blueprinted to include a boardwalk, restaurant and Bluegrass Miniature Golf Course, which opened in 2012.

"We're extremely happy to announce our agreement with AEG Live and TTM," said Bob Kulina, President of Darby Development LLC, operators of Monmouth Park Racetrack. "Our partnership with these titans in the music industry will bring yet another form of exciting entertainment to our facility. We think this style of concert venue on the Jersey Shore is the perfect size and location for an amazing night out during the summer."

[...]"We are thrilled about working with AEG Live and what the addition of a designated concert space will mean to Monmouth Park and the overall area," stated Jerry Bakal. "Our goal is to be a year-round entertainment destination for locals and visitors to Oceanport and the Jersey shore."

Once completed, the amphitheater will have approximately 3,500 covered s...


Everything is Terrible! Live! on tour in May (dates)
Apr 17, 2014 8:54am | Brooklyn Vegan

The video collagists / crap connoisseurs known as Everything is Terrible! are back with two new "specials," which they'll be touring around the East Coast next month. The first, "Comic Relief Zero!," takes a look at those who dare stand in front of a brick wall for laughs; and the second, "Everything Is Terrible! Does The Hip-Hop!," is pretty self explanatory. If you need more explanation, or are just unfamiliar with the warped minds behind EiT!, you can watch trailers for both below.

The tour comes to NYC on May 21 at The Bell House. Tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed, along with video trailers, below...

Continue reading "Everything is Terrible! Live! on tour in May (dates)" at brooklynvegan


Listen: Lulu James Beautiful People
Apr 17, 2014 8:45am | The Line Of Best Fit

Ahead of the release of her upcoming and as yet untitled EP, South Shields’ Lulu James continues to mesmerise with the self-branded ’21st century soul’ vibes of “Beautiful People”.

Although still staying true to her soft-house soul sounds as heard on the 2013 standout release “Sweetest Thing”, James proves that she can captivate with a slower, heavier beat. “Beautiful People” is an extraordinary vehicle for her adaptable and impressive vocal range.

With an addictive, textured beat that brings to mind elements of old-school RnB and garage, and a smokey, seductive vocal tone that both hits low along with the heavy bass, and rises – without faltering – above the deep backing arrangement, “Beautiful People” takes the basic elements of soul music and gives it a provocative, infatuating spin.

If James set out to bewitch as many people as possible with an irresistibly enticing, velvety vocal that could quite easily be listened to on repeat through a crackling record player or in the setting of a too-cool bar, expensive drink in hand, then “Beautiful People” succeeds. It’s spellbinding.

Lulu James plays Redfest, Surrey on 26 July.


Mastodon reveal new single 'High Road' listen
Apr 17, 2014 8:41am | NME
Song is taken from the band's forthcoming album 'Once More Round The Sun'



Ostgut Ton to stop releasing mix CDs; announce Ryan Elliott to mix Panorama Bar 06
Apr 17, 2014 8:28am | Fact Magazine

Berghain’s in-house label bins the shiny plastic.

Ostgut Ton will no longer release mixes in CD format, the label has announced.

Starting with the sixth Panorama Bar mix, currently being put together by resident DJ Ryan Elliott, the label says it is “moving away from the CD format”.

All forthcoming Panorama Bar and Berghain mixes will “appear in a new form”, though the label hasn’t explained what that form might be some combination of vinyl and digital seems likely.

Elliott is resident at Panorama Bar and Berghain and previously mixed the cassette-only 5 Years Of Ostgut Ton. His mix includes “several exclusive tracks that will also be released on two Ostgut Ton 12-inches and will feature some of Ryan’s favourite artists and several Panorama Bar regulars,” the label states. Panorama Bar 06 is due in July.

Last year FACT had a long hard think about the pros and cons of vinyl, CD, cassette and downloads and how to get started releasing them. [via RA]


Ostgut Ton to stop releasing CDs; announce Ryan Elliott to mix Panorama Bar 06
Apr 17, 2014 8:28am | Fact Magazine

Berghain’s in-house label bins the shiny plastic.

Ostgut Ton will no longer release music in CD format, the label has announced.

Starting with the sixth Panorama Bar mix, currently being put together by resident DJ Ryan Elliott, the label says it is “moving away from the CD format”.

All forthcoming Panorama Bar and Berghain mixes will “appear in a new form”, though the label hasn’t explained what that form might be some combination of vinyl and digital seems likely.

Elliott is resident at Panorama Bar and Berghain and previously mixed the cassette-only 5 Years Of Ostgut Ton. His mix includes “several exclusive tracks that will also be released on two Ostgut Ton 12-inches and will feature some of Ryan’s favourite artists and several Panorama Bar regulars,” the label states. Panorama Bar 06 is due in July.

Last year FACT had a long hard think about the pros and cons of vinyl, CD, cassette and downloads and how to get started releasing them. [via RA]

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