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Watch Patricia demo Moogs new remake of the legendary Model 15 Modular Synth
Jan 29, 2015 7:27pm | Fact Magazine

The producer shows off the vintage modular synth to amazing results.

Max Ravitz is better known under the moniker Patricia. His work in the last few years has included some excellent EPs like Body Issues and Side Piece.

Ravitz recently appeared in a video for the distributor Source to show off one of the three vintage modular synths that Moog has remade in an extremely limited run this year. He explains a bit about how the synth works and makes some pretty stellar sounds in the process.

Watch the full demo below.



Suge Knight involved in hit and run, one victim killed
Jan 29, 2015 6:57pm | Cosequence Of Sound

TMZ is reporting that former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight ran a man over with his car, and that the victim has died.

Witnesses told TMZ that Knight pulled up at the site of a commercial shoot in Compton involving The Game, Ice Cube, and Dr. Dre. The shoot had apparently wrapped for the day and neither Cube nor Dre were on set. Exiting his car, Knight allegedly got into a verbal altercation with two crew members. When he returned to his vehicle to leave, he put the car in reverse and ran over a bystander, who later died of his injuries. Update – 8:00pm: According to The Hollywood Reporter, the incident occurred on the set of a promotional shoot for the forthcoming N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton.

Update – 8:30pm: The victim has been identified as Terry Carter, Knight’s friend who arrived with him in the car. Carter was making his way around the rear of the vehicle to enter the passenger door when Knight sped backwards. Two other men were also reportedly hit by Knight’s car; one has been identified as Cle “Bone” Sloane, an actor/activist who has appeared in Training Day and End of Watch. Both men were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Knight’s lawyer is in the process of arranging his client’s surrender, though it is unclear if the She...



Hiko Momoji Late Nights (Feat. Father & Abra)
Jan 29, 2015 5:09pm | StereoGum

London’s Hiko Momoji is set to drop his Howl EP next month, and while his first release “Mirage Island” wafts by on instrumentals only, this second song “Late Nights” is a whole different story. Plush and chirpy, Momoji’s production works like a blanket fort for Father and Abra from Atlanta’s Awful Records to flirt and cavort in. The two trade verses about binge-watching Netflix, snacking forever, and blowing off the friends who don’t understand that sometimes the mini-world two people can create together is better than reality. When Father raps, his rhythms are so uncanny and relaxed it always sounds like he’s on the verge of laughing, but when Abra sings “come in my cocoon” his muffled chuckle is enough to signal the adult nature of this sleepover. Grab a beer and a boo and press play on the closest thing to a love song that these Awful Records rappers have been involved with yet.

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NOW HEAR THIS: Courtney Barnett spills her guts and King Khan & BBQ Show do what they do best
Jan 29, 2015 5:08pm | Chart Attack
Now Hear This is a deep dive into the standout songs of the moment. Today, Courtney Barnett charms us again, King Khan & BBQ do what they do best, and Un Blonde gets crafty.

Courtney Barnett, "Pedestrian At Best"

Australias Courtney Barnett is back (very quickly) after 2014s The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas as she returns with an equally as long album title, Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit. The leading track Pedestrian At Best has every songwriting and vocal quirk that you expect and love from her. Put me on a pedestal, and Ill only disappoint you, rolls off her tongue, dripping in desperation and self-deprecation. In quick succession, she spews everything an over-self-conscious 20-something has bottled inside after a shitty day. Most times, its everything you need to hear. - Ryan Parker

Courtney Barnett's Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit will be out March 24th on Mom + Pop.

The King Khan & BBQ Show, "Illuminations"

King Khan and Mark Sultan can never seem to decide if they're a band or not, or if they're called KK&BBQ or Jumbo Lions or Bad News Boys, but they're on again for long enough their upcoming album. The Montreal(ish) duo have that timeless child-at-heart sound back intact: soulful '50s hooks, harmonies, and fuzzy foot-tapping garage rock riffs. You know what you're going to get from this show, but it sur...


Kanye Wests Only One video, the latest in his carefully-controlled image campaign
Jan 29, 2015 4:47pm | Chart Attack

Earlier today on Ellen, Kanye West teased a new video for "Only One" (now streaming in full on his website), one of two new tracks featuring Paul McCartney. The video appears as a home movie like, if your home movies were directed by Spike Jonze, not your dad following Yeezy and his daughter North as they traipse across some nonspecific grey countryside.

People were already wondering if these latest softer, more soulful tracks basically an about-face after the viciousness of Yeezus marked a new persona for his upcoming album: a Kanye The Family Man or some such. And this video sure pushes that image (debuting it on Ellen actually tells us a bounty about this particular marketing campaign).

Kanye has always used his visual presence as a vital part of his messaging; its how he presents his side of the story, telegraphs stylistic changes, and gently manipulates the discourse around him.

But the truth is: Kanye has always used his visual presence (videos, TV spots, talk show performances) as a vital part of his messaging; its how he presents his side of the story, telegraphs stylistic changes, and gently manipulates the discourse around him. So many of the nuances of Kanye West have come to us by way of his music videos.

In the video for "Flashing Lights," for instance, his first collaboration with Jonze, he differentiates himself from gangsta rap by subverting some then well-guarded hi...


Flatbush's Paramount Theatre to host live entertainment for the first time in over 50 years
Jan 29, 2015 4:45pm | Brooklyn Vegan

Not to be confused with nearby Paramount Theaters, like the ones in Asbury Park, Long Island or Westchester (or less nearby ones like the one in Austin), Brooklyn's Paramount Theatre in Flatbush will begin hosting live entertainment for the first time in over 50 years. (Also not to be confused with another re-opened Flatbush venue, Loew's Kings Theatre.) A press release reads:

Barclays Center affiliate Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment has formed an alliance with LIU Brooklyn in which it will begin bringing entertainment to the university's historic Brooklyn Paramount Theatre.

With the focus on booking emerging talent, Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment will program a variety of events, including music, comedy, and boxing.

The programming will return the LIU Brooklyn Paramount Theatre to its original roots as an active entertainment venue for the first time in more than half a century.

Originally built in 1928 as a movie palace, the LIU Brooklyn Paramount Theatre later hosted renowned Rock & Roll and jazz shows featuring artists such as Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.

Currently used as a multi-purpose space, the LIU Brooklyn Paramount Theatre still has much of its original luster and can accommodate capacities of up to 1,500.

The partnership will create unique part-time job opportunities for LIU students, giving them a chance to gain valuable experience by working in var...

Brooklyn's Paramount Theatre to host live entertainment for the first time in over 50 years
Jan 29, 2015 4:45pm | Brooklyn Vegan

Not to be confused with nearby Paramount Theaters, like the ones in Asbury Park, Long Island or Westchester (or less nearby ones like the one in Austin), Brooklyn's Paramount Theatreon Flatbush will begin hosting live entertainment for the first time in over 50 years. (Also not to be confused with another re-opened Flatbush Avenie venue, Loew's Kings Theatre.) A press release reads:

Barclays Center affiliate Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment has formed an alliance with LIU Brooklyn in which it will begin bringing entertainment to the university's historic Brooklyn Paramount Theatre.

With the focus on booking emerging talent, Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment will program a variety of events, including music, comedy, and boxing.

The programming will return the LIU Brooklyn Paramount Theatre to its original roots as an active entertainment venue for the first time in more than half a century.

Originally built in 1928 as a movie palace, the LIU Brooklyn Paramount Theatre later hosted renowned Rock & Roll and jazz shows featuring artists such as Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.

Currently used as a multi-purpose space, the LIU Brooklyn Paramount Theatre still has much of its original luster and can accommodate capacities of up to 1,500.

The partnership will create unique part-time job opportunities for LIU students, giving them a chance to gain valuable experience by working ...

Hundred Waters Show Me Love Video
Jan 29, 2015 4:44pm | StereoGum

Last summer, the Floridian synth-pop quartet Hundred Waters put out their most recent record, The Moon Rang Like A Bell, and this month they announced that a remixed version of the album is coming soon. The remix LP contains a stripped-down piano version of “Show Me Love” in which lead singer Nicole Miglis performs without the rest of the band — kind of like the version captured in this video. Directed by Alex Warren, it’s all soft lighting and unconventional camera angles. Watch below.

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NMR: January 27, 2015: Dodos Are Top Mover
Jan 29, 2015 4:39pm | CMJ
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ARTIST & TITLE
LABEL
1 1 PANDA BEAR Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper Domino
2 15 SLEATER-KINNEY No Cities To Love Sub Pop
3 4 VIET CONG Viet Cong Jagjaguwar
4 37 DECEMBERISTS What A Terrible World, What A… Capitol
5 6 TY SEGALL Mr. Face [EP] Famous Class
6 2 TV ON THE RADIO Seeds Harvest

Cursive expand 'Ugly Organ' tour, add Saint Vitus show
Jan 29, 2015 4:21pm | Brooklyn Vegan

As discussed, Cursive have a tour coming up in support of the reissue of The Ugly Organ, which will pull heavily from that album's era. The tour already includes NYC shows on March 10 & 11 at Bowery Ballroom (night 1 sold out, night 2 still on sale), plus nearby Long Island and Absury Park shows, and they've now added a smaller NYC show happening March 12 at Saint Vitus. Tickets for the new date go on sale at noon on Friday (1/30).

The whole tour will be with a cellist, and it's been revealed that in NYC it will be Gretta Cohn, who played all the cello on The Ugly Organ. Beach Slang (who put out a new song today) and John Congleton and the Nighty Nite open both Bowery Ballroom shows, but no opener has been announced for Saint Vitus yet.

Updated dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Cursive expand 'Ugly Organ' tour, add Saint Vitus show" at brooklynvegan


Viet Cong played Union Pool with Honey & PC Worship (pics), play Mercury Lounge tonight
Jan 29, 2015 4:15pm | Brooklyn Vegan

photos by P Squared Photography; words by Bill Pearis

Viet Cong @ Union Pool, 1/28/2014

After having flights canceled twice (due to Winter Storm Juno), Canadian band Viet Cong made it into NYC just in time for their first of two sold-out record release shows, which happened at Union Pool Wednesday night (1/28). I had seen them twice last year -- at one of our SXSW parties and at 4 Knots -- but this was the first time where I had actually gotten to listen to a lot of their music beforehand. Which certainly helps, given their sometimes gnarled, labrynthine sound.

While there are definite echoes of Gang of Four, Wire, Neu!, Joy Division and other postpunk/kraut influences, Viet Cong don't really sound like any of them. It's a weird, complex blend of those things, put through a kaleidoscopic lens filter. It makes a lot more sense watching them live, where you can see that something you thought was just one guitar part is actually two separate ones, or "oh that's a keyboard." Add to that drummer Mike Wallace (who's mom flew in from Calgary just for these NYC shows) rarely plays a straight 4/4 beat. Some of the best parts of their live show, however, happen when they burrow into a groove or bring a Fall-like level of repetition, like the pounding middle of "Death" which closes their new album (and last night's set). A really great show.

Both openers at Union Pool were terrific: Honey</...


Meek Mill D Boy (Feat. Big Sean & A$AP Ferg) Video
Jan 29, 2015 3:52pm | StereoGum

After coming home from his prison term, Meek Mill went fully back into active mode with a couple of furious freestyles a couple of weeks ago. The probation-violation bid he did last year messed up the plans for his Dreams Worth More Than Money, but it looks like those album plans are back on. Meek’s got a new track called “D Boy,” a dizzy and fun chorus-free posse cut that teams him up with Big Sean and A$AP Ferg, thus making this a summit meeting of mainstream rap’s most effective energy guys. The video, from director Spike Jordan, is one of those great old-school rap pool-party videos, where everyone is having fun in an expensive house and a few girls decide to reenact the climax of Spring Breakers. Watch it below.

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Courtney Barnett Announces New Album; New Video
Jan 29, 2015 3:42pm | CMJ

Courtney Barnett – Photo by Gabrielle Dominique


Courtney Barnett has been a longtime fave of the CMJ HQ since we went cuckoo for her during a few appearances at the 2013 CMJ Music Marathon, which set her up for a 2014 coming out party all over the indie rock universe. Today, she’s back with the announcement of what could be considered her first true full-length, after the well-received The Double EP compilation last year. Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit is a typically funny title from the demure Aussie, and it will be out March 24 on Mom + Pop. And today she also released the first video from the album for the song Pedestrian At Best, and it’s a winner from the jump if you melt for Barnett’s rapid-fire wordsmithery and churning hook-pop. And her traipsing around a carnival as a sad, misunderstood clown in the clip fits the self-depreciating and charming complexity of one of the 2010′s most intriguing singer-songwriters. Check out the video and the tracklist for Sometimes… below.

Tracklist For Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit:
01. Elevator Operator
02. Pedestrian At Best
03. An Illustration of Loneliness (Sleepless In NY)
04. Small Poppies
05. Depreston
06. Aqua Profunda!
07. Dead Fox
08. Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party
09. Debbie Downer...


Dean Blunt returns with WAR REPORT
Jan 29, 2015 3:39pm | Fact Magazine

The eternally mysterious Blunt returns with a new track.

Though Dean Blunt released the stellar new album Black Metal a few months ago, it has always been his style to show up again sooner rather than later. Now Blunt has revealed ‘WAR REPORT,’ a new track with no other information aside from the light blue camo artwork. With tumbling loops, gun shot samples, and Blunt’s aggressive spoken delivery it is another piece in his ever growing puzzle. Listen to it below. [via TinyMixTapes]

Blunt’s The Redeemer was our favorite album of 2013 and stands as our 3rd favorite album of the decade so far.


Bobby Shmurda Pleads Not Guilty To All Charges
Jan 29, 2015 3:35pm | StereoGum

Today was the first hearing for Bobby Shmurda, Rowdy Rebel and the 13 other members of their GS9 gang since they were arrested during a drug sting operation in mid-December. According to XXL, Shmurda, Rebel and 13 the other GS9 members pleaded not guilty to the 69 charges brought against them, which ranged from drug distribution to conspiracy to commit murder. A full list of the charges is available here.

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