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10 NYC artists to check out at SXSW 2014
Mar 7, 2014 2:57pm | Brooklyn Vegan
by Andrew Sacher, Bill Pearis, Wyatt Marshall & Zach Pollack
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2009 (more by Chris La Putt)
The insanity that is SXSW is about to uproot folks from around the globe, sending them to Austin for a week to see 628 bands. While there will be great music from all around the world there, we thought, being a NYC-based website, we'd highlight ten artists from our hometown we think you should check out if you'll be there. You can listen to two tracks each from each band (who's on RDIO) in our RDIO playlist, and browse the list below.
Also check out our list of 50 artists from around the world (including four of the ones here) we're excited to see at SXSW and our SXSW metal preview (including NYC's Psalm Zero), and if you're going, we hope to see you at our official showcase, Invisible Oranges' showcase, or one of our day parties!
Check out the list and stream the playlist below...
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Parquet Courts ready new 7" & LP, playing SXSW including BV day party w/ Beth Israel (dates)
Mar 7, 2014 2:48pm | Brooklyn Vegan
Parquet Courts will release a new 7" for Record Store Day with two new songs, "Pilgrims to Nowhere" and "Sunbathing Animal." You can hear the latter right now -- if you can read sheet music and have access to a musical instrument, or know someone who can/does. You can see a small version of that sheet music (shades of Beck) below or download a high-res here. According to producer Jonathan Schenke, Parquet Courts' new album is in the can and about to be mastered.
The band's last NYC show was back in January at The Acheron around the time of their Fallon appearance. You can now watch that entire Acheron show below. And if you want to see them live, the band will be in Austin, TX next week for SXSW, including the BrooklynVegan day party on Friday (3/14) at Red 7. After that Parquet Courts will play a few West Coast shows.
The band's next scheduled NYC show is June 11 at Bed-Stuy's Sugarhill Supper Club with Detroit's Protomartyr (who play our Saturday day party and will be in NYC in April), plus Future Punx, and Xerox. No word on tickets for that show yet.
Also playing our Friday day party are Austin's own Beth Isreal whose new album Dental Denial will be out on Dull Tools, the label co-run by Parquet Courts' Andrew Savage. They'll also play the Dull Tools party at Austin's The Owl on Saturday (3/15) with Parquet...
Ron Reyes further comments on Black Flag disaster
Mar 7, 2014 2:38pm | Brooklyn Vegan
Ron Reyes w/ Black Flag in 2013 (more by
Today in Black Flag: Following vocalist Ron Reyes being fired, bassist Dave Klein quitting, and the band apologizing for "falling short in 2013" and replacing Ron with Mike Vallely on vocals, Ron has recently made more comments on the whole thing. A recent article on Beatroute reads:
"When I found out about Flag, one of the first things I said to Greg was, 'We must take the high road on this. Do not disrespect those guys in public. They have the public's support. People LOVE Keith Morris, people LOVE Chuck Dukowski, people LOVE Bill Stevenson. If we come against those guys we are going to look like bitter old men. Greg said, 'Fuck it. I am bitter.' He did it and it completely backfired. I didn't even know about Greg's lawsuit until the day it went public. Mike V told me. Once the lawsuit came out (August 2013) we were the Evil Flag. There was the Good Flag and the Evil Flag...it was really hard. When I started I was on good terms with those guys. All of a sudden they stopped responding to my emails. Relationships were severed and I was guilty by association.""
Play a vintage-style videogame based on Futures Move That Dope
Mar 7, 2014 2:23pm | Fact Magazine
Turn on the Sprites?
Okay, we all want Future to just knuckle down and make sure Honest has been finished, but it looks like whoever’s handling his marketing division might have other ideas.
Latest single ‘Move That Dope’ (which was given the deluxe video treatment this week) has now been granted it’s own videogame, and those of you who still remember the 1980s will no doubt get a kick out of it.
Playing like a dramatically stripped-down version of Grand Theft Auto it’s not gonna win any awards at this year’s E3, but it’s an enjoyable enough time waster for anyone tired of Flappy Bird, and c’mon, the song is already one of the best of the year.
Try your luck below. [via Pitchfork]
TEEN Not For Long Video
Mar 7, 2014 2:20pm | StereoGum
Today, psych-pop quartet TEEN, who will release The Way And Colour this spring, share a new video for “Not For Long.” Roland von Tessin’s video takes frontwoman Kristina Lieberson and recreates her as a disembodied head with an insect-like headdress. In some of the shots, like the one above, the symmetry and severity of the design seem oddly reminiscent of Fuck Buttons’ iconic album covers. Watch it below.
Pure X Heaven
Mar 7, 2014 2:15pm | Gorilla Vs Bear
[Austin's Pure X unveils another lovely track from their forthcoming LP Angel, out next month on Fat Possum]
Doe Paoro Walking Backwards
Mar 7, 2014 2:14pm | StereoGum
We named celestial R&B songstress Doe Paoro a Band To Watch two years ago upon the release of her sparse, haunting Slow To Love. She’s back with Ink On The Walls an EP she recorded over the winter at Justin Vernon’s Wisconsin studio with his Bon Iver bud S. Carey and Volcano Choir engineer BJ Burton behind the boards. Vernon features on the EP too, and although he’s not on lead single “Walking Backwards,” its grandiose emotional swell carries traces of his influence. Still, this thing is pure Doe, a New Amerykan torch song delivered with theatrical flair from within a futuristic orchestral sheen. Listen below.
The 5 Best Songs Of The Week
Mar 7, 2014 2:12pm | StereoGum
Next Tuesday marks the official start of SXSW’s music conference — which runs through next Sunday — meaning a good percentage of the industry will be in Austin for the whole week. To account for this, the industry was on overdrive this week, flooding Soundcloud and YouTube and the inboxes of music bloggers with new songs, rushing to capitalize on the final moments before everyone and everything goes south. Not surprisingly, then, this week’s 5 Best Songs is pretty well loaded (the same thing occurred last week, too). Expect next week’s pickings to be considerably slimmer. But that’s no reason not to revel in the bounty while it’s before you.
Rihanna named the most streamed female artist in the world
Mar 7, 2014 2:09pm | NME
She came ahead of Katy Perry and Lana Del Rey on Spotify's International Women's Day list
Premiere: Soulwax re-writes Metronomys Love Letters
Mar 7, 2014 2:06pm | Fact Magazine
The Belgium veterans take Metronomy’s latest to the disco.
Next week, Joe Mounts Metronomy will return with their fourth album, Love Letters. Recorded at Londons analogue Toe Rag studios, it take its cues from Sly & The Family Stone and The Zombies.
In kind, the title track is a pristine bit of sunny, throwback pop which was perfectly suited for Michel Gondry’s one-take video for the song. The remix by fellow alt-dance act Soulwax lowers the lights a bit, stretching the tune into nearly seven minutes of neon disco-pop.
Stream the remix below. Love Letters will drop March 10 via Because Music.
Win A Pair of Motörhead, Circle Jerks, Bad Brains, Or Rise Against Vans
Mar 7, 2014 2:00pm | StereoGum
During SXSW next week, Vans will reissue a limited run of some of their iconic band-themed shoes, and we’ve got a bunch of pairs you can win. Collaborations with Circle Jerks, Motörhead, Bad Brains, and Rise Against will be put out in a quantity of 150 per band: 50 will be available at the Vans pop-up shop in Austin during SXSW and the other 100 will be on Vans.com the next day. Each pair retails for around $70 (though if you know sneakers, these limited runs usually skyrocket once they hit eBay). Below you can read more details on each pair and its availability at SXSW’s Vans Village (corner of 7th & Red River) along with info on how to enter Stereogum’s sweepstakes.
Listen: CUBBY Cold Feat. Kwane And Current
Mar 7, 2014 1:53pm | CMJ
CUBBY – Photo by Josh Goleman
Brooklyn-based producer CUBBY has drawn together Kwane Wyatts silky vocals (also featured on Beyonces Ghost/Haunted) with some verses from rapper Current to create a soft and synth-heavy tune called Cold. The track is exactly what the title promises, with a frosty, ambient beat, simplistic percussion and two equally-calming vocalists. Even the lyrics give us an icy, melancholic sensation, with Kwane coolly releasing self-harmonizing croons about distance and loss. This is the first collaboration between these artists, all of whom have released very few tracks on their own. Well see if this is the first of many chilly bursts to come.
The post Listen: CUBBY – “Cold” Feat. Kwane And Current appeared first on CMJ.
Towards a CanCon Canon: 10 essential Canadian record reissues
Mar 7, 2014 1:44pm | Chart Attack
Canadian music fans collectively blew off confetti cannons and threw their arms in the air in a resounding “Fuck yeah!” when this past February, Guelph, Ontario’s beloved Springsteen-punks the Constantines announced that they’d be reforming to play shows in run-up to the reissue of their Sub Pop debut Shine A Light for its 11th anniversary. This pronouncement meant that one of indie rock’s hardest working outfits hadn’t really clocked out like we’d all assumed, but moreover, it marked a momentous validation in an industry with kudos as fleeting as a Best New Music. Shine A Light should still be heard. It deserves a second life.
It’s not every day that a Canadian album gets that treatment, effectively a sponsorship to the broader indie rock canon and a medal of honour that says this is a great work that ought to live on. The greatest impetus for an increase in reissues has come from the return of vinyl as the collector’s preferred format, especially when it comes to the wax-averse ’90s. But, to be certain, the business of reissuing is as much a sales move as it is a service to fans or anything to do with the noble enterprise of recording history.
The Shine A Light re-release got us thinking about which other Canadian albums have earned a rebirth. What else do we think is so important that we want to keep it in stock? Here are ten Canadian releases so special that t...
Damon Albarn to headline EXIT Festival
Mar 7, 2014 1:43pm | NME
The event takes place from July 10-13 in Novi Sad, Serbia
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