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The Legacy of the TR 808...
Mar 7, 2014 6:37pm | The Daily Swarm
From The Guardian:
Help Brooklyn Singer/Songwriter Release Her Debut Full-Length...
Mar 7, 2014 6:32pm | The Daily Swarm
Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Johanna Samuels needs your help to release her debut full-length album Double Bind. Check out a preview of her songs below and check out her Kickstarter here.
Tom Windish on SXSW: 'South By Sober Is a Completely Different Experience'....
Mar 7, 2014 6:00pm | The Daily Swarm
From Billboard Biz:
Lil Boosie Set Free, Freestyles in the Car Ride Home...
Mar 7, 2014 5:54pm | The Daily Swarm
Lil Boosie may not be the biggest name on everyone’s rap radar, but that’s because the self-made phenomenon has such a devoted following. His fans are so loyal that the independent artist doesn’t need to stray too far from the same routine he’s been keeping for years.
That being said, being sent to prison is never good for anyone’s career – no matter how devoted your fans may be. Boosie was sent away for a third-offense marijuana charge back in 2009 for four years when a judge found that the rapper had also violated his probation. He was further charged in 2011 for attempting to smuggle narcotics into prison. After many alleged release dates have come and gone, Boosie is finally free. Via NOLA:
Panda Bear Marijuana Makes My Day
Mar 7, 2014 5:02pm | StereoGum
Every time a new Animal Collective-related release gets announced, the fan forum Collected Animals becomes one of the most fevered areas to find even the faintest sliver of news. Now that there are new solo albums coming from both Avey Tare and Panda Bear (and maybe Deakin … what ever happened with that?) today they helped bring to the public a live Noah Lennox cut fans are currently calling “(Marijuana) Makes My Day.” It’s apparently from a mixtape compiled by Sonic Boom (who is in a full-on producer role for the tentatively titled Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper, as opposed to just mixing as he did for Tomboy) for an upcoming festival they’ll both be playing. Though the live recording has been mixed there’s no word if this is a primordial track that will appear on the album. Animal Collective’s members have always made a habit of working out new material before recording so it’s likely that whatever might be going into the new album will be previewed when Panda Bear performs 5/18 in Brooklyn for Red Bull Music Academy and at festival dates this summer. Listen to the murky, but nonetheless beautiful recording, which sounds like it samples Ladysmith Black Mambazo, below.
The Rapture broke up (...they were still together?)
Mar 7, 2014 4:58pm | Brooklyn Vegan
The Rapture @ House of Vans, 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
One nugget of information in the Red Bull Music Academy press release -- as part of the William Onyeabor tribute -- they refer to Luke Jenner as "formerly of The Rapture." We didn't think much of it -- just sort of assumed that was old news -- but apparently they had broken up on the sly. Self Titled mag got in touch with DFA domo Jonathan Gelkin who confirmed:
"I kept thinking it might blow over," label manager Jonathan Galkin said, "but that might not be the case. Feel free to go to press with this headline: 'Did the Rapture Break Up and Not Tell Anyone?'"Not even a goodbye show! We'll miss ya, The Rapture. Head below for the song that put them -- and DFA -- on the map, "House of Jealous Lovers"...
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Looks Like The Rapture Broke Up
Mar 7, 2014 4:46pm | StereoGum
All signs point to the New York dance-punks the Rapture quietly breaking up. As Consequence Of Sound points out, a press release for an upcoming Red Bull Music Academy event in New York lists guitarist and passionate hyena-yawper Luke Jenner as “formerly of the Rapture.” When self-titled sought clarification, Jonathan Galkin of DFA Records responded mysteriously: “I kept thinking it might blow over, but that might not be the case. Feel free to go to press with this headline: ’Did the Rapture Break Up and Not Tell Anyone?’” That’s not exactly explicit confirmation, but it’s close enough to pour one out tonight for one of the greatest bands of the dance-punk revival.
The Men played Bowery Ballroom, touring with Nude Beach, playing The Wick with Obits (dates & new videos)
Mar 7, 2014 4:41pm | Brooklyn Vegan
The Men @ Bowery Ballroom - 3/5/14 (via Todd
Brooklyn punks/country rockers/jammers The Men just released their new album Tomorrow's Hits this week and celebrated by bringing their tour with The Ukiah Drag to Bowery Ballroom on Wednesday (3/5) for a hometown release show. You can check out a video of the band from that show, along with their new music video for "Pearly Gates" from the new record, below.
The Men will avoid SXSW insanity by heading to Europe for a tour next week, and later in the year they'll tour with their Brooklyn pals Nude Beach. That tour includes a show at new Brooklyn venue The Wick on May 10, and making it even more exciting, Obits are on that show too. That's a great triple bill. Tickets for the Wick show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
Obits also just put out a new video. It's an animated one for the song "I'm Closing In" from last year's Bed & Bugs. Check that out, along with the Men videos and the list of tour dates, below...
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Pure X Heaven
Mar 7, 2014 4:29pm | StereoGum
Austin’s Pure X will release their third album (and Fat Possum debut) next month. “Heaven” builds off of what we heard on “Starlight,” embracing the sun-drenched, serene vibe that they’ve spent their last two records refining. Their new album was recorded to tape over a five-day period in a century-old Texas dance hall. You can listen below.
The Heavy Lowdown: NY Death Fest II adds to line-up, weekend shows and more
Mar 7, 2014 4:20pm | Brooklyn Vegan
By Doug Moore
Municipal Waste at Santos Party House, 2012
(photo by Wyatt Marshall)
This week ran a little slow as the music industry geared up for the clusterfuck that is SXSW, but it saw some notable developments anyhow. (And if you're going to Austin, here's our guide to metal at SXSW.) Here's the low-down.
First, live stuff for this weekend: Dehumanized is topping a brutal death metal bill at The Acheron tonight (3/7). Tortuous Inception, Kalopsia, Forced Asphyxiation, & Hypoxia provide support (tix). On Saturday (3/8), there are two shows with Japanese headlining acts: experimental weirdos Vampilia will put in the first of a few NYC appearances alongside Mick Barr, Kevin Hufnagel, & MV Carbon at Silent Barn, while punkers System Fucker will team up with Aspects of War, Nomad, Herpes, & Warthog for an Acheron show (tix).
Some other developments:
Swedish punks Infernöh's aforementioned TBA appearance on April 12 has been slated for the Acheron.
NY Death Fest II has announced the rest of its lineup. Notable additions include long-running West Coast punks Nausea and New York death metal icons Mortician. The full lineup is listed below.
Speaking of SXSW: if you're headed to Austin and you've got an ear f...
Colourmusic releasing 'May You Mary Rich' (streams), playing SXSW and other dates
Mar 7, 2014 4:08pm | Brooklyn Vegan
by Bill Pearis
Oklahoma psych trio Colourmusic will return with their new album, May You Marry Rich, on March 25 via Memphis Industries. The new album is a little more synth-heavy than 2011's My _____ is Pink but in there you can still hear the rhythmic influence of Can and their spacerocking OK neighbors The Flaming Lips. We're premiering "Silvertape," which is one of the more insterstellar tracks off the record, and you can stream it (and another song) below.
Colourmusic will be in Austin for SXSW and are only playing one show (Wednesday night at 1 AM, yikes) and will warm up for that with an Oklahoma City show the day before. They were excellent when I caught them at SXSW 2011 and let's hope a full tour is in the works.
Tour dates are listed, along with the song streams, album art
and tracklist, below...
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The Rapture break up, tell no one
Mar 7, 2014 3:58pm | Cosequence Of Sound
Brooklyn dance-punk outfit The Rapture have called it quits. Only problem is, they didn’t bother to tell anyone.
News of the split actually came via a press release for the Red Bull Music Academys latest New York takeover, where frontman Luke Jenner is listed as “formerly of The Rapture” on the lineup for a two-night William Onyeabor tribute concert. For confirmation, self-titled reached out to the trio’s on-again/off-again label DFA Records. Label manager Jonathan Galkin issued this slightly cryptic statement:
Formed in 1998, the band was heralded as the forerunners of the early 2000s post-punk revival. They released four full-length LPs during their run, highlighted by 2003′s Echoes and its breakout smash “House of Jealous Loves”. Their final release came in the form of 2011′s In the Grace of Your Love.
Below, enjoy an impromptu best-of:
The 5 Best Videos Of The Week
Mar 7, 2014 3:56pm | StereoGum
This was one of those weeks where the best music-related video wasn’t a music video. It was Future Islands performing on Letterman and just fucking going for it. Letterman has already introduced frontman Samuel T. Herring’s dancing as a recurring joke on the show, and I sincerely hope it’s because he realizes that dancing was awesome, not because it was weird or whatever. (We’ll never know; it’s always impossible to tell with Letterman.) This was intense, everything-on-the-line performance, and it was maybe, hopefully, the rare late-night TV performance that actually makes a serious difference in a band’s career. I have this vague idea that Future Islands could be the Odd Future-style Band You Have To See at SXSW next week, and if that happens, that performance will be a huge part of the reason. But I still haven’t started including things like late-night performances in this column, so go ahead and enjoy a column that, for whatever reason, is absolutely packed with punk-identified guitar bands this week.
Upset covered 7 Seconds, playing SXSW including BV day party; Swearin' playing MHOW tonight (win tix!)
Mar 7, 2014 3:56pm | Brooklyn Vegan
Upset -- the new band fronted by former Vivian Girls/Best Coast drummer Ali Koehler, along with Patty Schemel (Hole), Jenn Prince, and a rotating fourth member (which did/does include Kickball Katy, Kyle Gilbride from Swearin', Rachel Gagliardi of Slutever) -- released their punky, poppy debut LP, She's Gone, back in 2013 via Don Giovanni, and they've now paid tribute to one of their punky influences, 7 Seconds, whose song "Not Just Boys Fun" they recorded a cover of. Check out that cover below.
Upset will also be heading to SXSW, where they'll play a number of shows including the BrooklynVegan day party on Friday, March 14 at Red 7, which also includes Parquet Courts, Beth Israel and more TBA. (full lineup coming very soon, we promise!) You can check out their whole schedule below.
In related news, Kyle Gilbride, who produced She's Gone and performed as a member of Upset at the Don Giovanni showcase in February will play NYC tonight when his band Swearin' brings their tour to Music Hall of Williamsburg (3/7) with Even Hand and Certain Spiders. It's the band's second NYC show this week (they played Cake Shop last night with former Vivian Girl Cassie Ramone), and was recently moved to MHOW from Rough Trade. Tickets for tonight's show are still available, and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter to win are below.
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Listen: SZAs dreamy new song Babylon
Mar 7, 2014 3:50pm | Cosequence Of Sound
CoSigned artist Solana Rowe, a.k.a. SZA, had a huge 2013. After signing with Top Dawg Entertainment, the alt-R&B songstress then teamed up with her fellow TDE associates for a string of promising collaborations. She joined Kendrick Lamar during live performances of “Swimming Pools” and “Poetic Justice”, appeared on ScHoolboy Q’s Oxymoron, revamped her song “Ice.Moon” with the help of Ab-Soul, and hopped on Isaiah Rashad’s own “Ronnie Drake”. SZA seems poised for another busy year, starting with the release of her new Z EP, due out April 8th.
Co-produced by Mac Miller, “Babylon” is our latest glimpse of this new release, a throbbing cut that sees SZA cozily floating in her neo-R&B comfort zone. Steamy, cavernous beats pound against her soulful, airy coo, a clashing of sonic elements that somehow sounds so enticing to the ear. SZA has a way of doing that spotting the sweet common ground between opposing forces, reinventing the ordinary into the magical. We saw that on last year’s well-received S EP, and it looks as though we’ll see more of it on Z. Check out the track below via its equally dream-like video.
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