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Dan Deacon remixes Death Cab for Cutie
May 21, 2015 10:15am | Cosequence Of Sound

Baltimore producer Dan Deacon and Washington indie rockers Death Cab for Cutie don’t exactly travel in the same circles, but today their disparate worlds collide on a brand new remix. Deacon, who recently released his ninth studio album in Glass Riffer, gives Death Cab’s “Black Sun” single a fittingly galactic rework, strewn with whirring synths and rocketlike blasts of percussion. Listen in below.

(Read: Dan Deacon in 10 Songs)

“Black Sun” is off Death Cab’s latest album, Kintsugi.




Ben Browning of Cut Copy premieres dazzling solo song
May 21, 2015 10:00am | Cosequence Of Sound

When Ben Browning isn’t manning the bass for Cut Copy, he’s diligently working on his solo project, which he officially launched with 2012’s Lover Motion EP. That collection — sandwiched between two Cut Copy albums, 2011’s Zonoscope and 2013’s Free Your Mind — featured five ’70s-inspired dream pop cuts that helped distinguish him from his day job. Now, three years later, Browning is readying the next installment of his solo career: his full-length debut. Turns spans 10 tracks and was self-produced and recorded in Melbourne and his new hometown of Washington, DC.

Last month, we snuck a peek at the new album with the sun-soaked single “Make It Easy”. As another preview, Browning has revealed a similarly uplifting number called “Friends of Mine”. Glimmering synths usher in this delightful treat and set the stage for the summer dance party that soon follows. If Lover Motion was Browning merely announcing to the world that he wanted to play host, Turns serves as proof that he’s ready and able to throw down the coolest of soirées all by his darn self. Listen in below.

Turns is out on June 16th via Yellow Year Records. Pre-orders can be made here.

In addition to the new song, Browning was nice enough to talk to me about his new album, including the special guests who appear (hint: rhy...



Q&A: Briana Marela
May 21, 2015 10:00am | CMJ

Briana Marela – Photo by Lucinda Roanoke

Glitchy songbird Briana Marela started out in Washington state as one of undoubtedly umpteen, teenage, aspiring acoustic buskers, but soon gravitated towards the soundwaves of her age, a time where debates of “organic vs. digital” are rarely rehashed anymore. Marela ladles out her siren calls over celestial layers of shifty synths and her own contrapuntal harmionies. So traveling to Reykjavic to record with Alex Somers from Sigur Rós made perfect sense for her debut album, All Around Us, out August 21 on Jagjaguwar.

Earlier this week, Marela released the first single from the album, the lovely and ephemeral Surrender, and it got us wondering about it and her. So check out the song, the interview and tour dates, below.


So you began making music on an acoustic guitar, right? When was that, and what were your early inspirations to play music?
I started playing acoustic guitar in high school as a way to accompany all of these melodies I had been dreaming up since middle school. It was around 2005, I think? I had a really amazing voice teacher in junior high/high school named Johanna Kunin, who is still one of my all-time heroes, and she really showed me the way to becoming the musician I am today. She would give me cool new music to listen to and be inspired by, and she would listen to my early compositions and give me amazing ...


How love inspired Rainer
May 21, 2015 10:00am | The Line Of Best Fit
Rebekah Raa from Rainer talks about how her band's debut record fed off the madness of being in love.>

Cylob arrives on Power Vacuum with Inflatable Hope EP
May 21, 2015 9:59am | Fact Magazine

The latest release on Power Vacuum comes from a veteran of UK techno.

Joining the crusty-edged, hardware-based dance label is Cylob, aka UK-born, Berlin-based producer Chris Jeffs. After contributing a track to the label’s latest compilation, Vectors 2, the former Rephlex regular will drop a chunky seven-track EP titled Inflatable Hope next month.

Jeffs’ first full vinyl release since 2004 finds him leaping from mercurial IDM blasts (‘Granular Psychosis’) to gentle synth sketches (‘Zattrday’) and prickly analogue house grooves (‘Rosetta’). As label owner Milo Smee explains: “There are seven tracks which were selected from over 100 ideas, sketches and demos he sent me. Some of the tracks were pretty much finished, some had to be worked on.

“The interesting thing is, although he is a hugely respected electronic composer, there hasn’t been a vinyl release since 2004. He has released digitally himself since then, but it’s quite an underground operation. I think he decided to withdraw somewhat from the industry side of things, but continued to write. I felt quite privileged to be able to listen to this music (which was made between the period 2007 and 2014 I think) and select what I thought were the best tracks for Power Vacuum.”

Stream the first track, ‘Concrete Corporal’, and grab the EP...


Cylob arrives on Power Vacuum with Inflatable Hope EP
May 21, 2015 9:59am | Fact Magazine

The latest release on Power Vacuum comes from a veteran of UK techno.

Joining the crusty-edged, hardware-based dance label is Cylob, aka UK-born, Berlin-based producer Chris Jeffs. After contributing a track to the label’s latest compilation, Vectors 2, the former Rephlex regular will drop a chunky seven-track EP titled Inflatable Hope next month.

Jeffs’ first full vinyl release since 2004 finds him leaping from mercurial IDM blasts (‘Granular Psychosis’) to gentle synth sketches (‘Zattrday’) and prickly analogue house grooves (‘Rosetta’). As label owner Milo Smee explains: “There are seven tracks which were selected from over 100 ideas, sketches and demos he sent me. Some of the tracks were pretty much finished, some had to be worked on.

“The interesting thing is, although he is a hugely respected electronic composer, there hasn’t been a vinyl release since 2004. He has released digitally himself since then, but it’s quite an underground operation. I think he decided to withdraw somewhat from the industry side of things, but continued to write. I felt quite privileged to be able to listen to this music (which was made between the period 2007 and 2014 I think) and select what I thought were the best tracks for Power Vacuum.”

Stream the first track, ‘Concrete Corporal’, and grab the EP...


Chapman
May 21, 2015 9:55am | Fact Magazine

The 23-year-old artist steps up on his debut album.

Raised in Chicago but based in New York, Chapman resides in the underground club scene that unites those cities and others, where rap, R&B and electronic music coalesce, and where racial and sexual divisions seem non-existent. He first emerged back in 2013, taking shots at Macklemore and releasing his brash XL Life EP.

Today, he releases Progress Report, an album that lives up to its title: the 8-track effort sees Chapman making strides as a rapper, singer and songwriter and settling on a cohesive sound. Plus, he gets a little help from his friends, many of whom are no strangers to FACT: Progress Report features production by The-Drum’s Jeremiah Meece, LSDXOXO, Different Sleep and Neuport, along with vocals by artist Hari Nef and R&B artists to watch Ian Isiah and Dre Green.

We interviewed Chapman by phone, exploring how his music has changed since his last release, the importance of an artistic community and how being true to himself has improved his art. Stream Progress Report and read our interview below.

“It


Chapman
May 21, 2015 9:55am | Fact Magazine

The 23-year-old artist steps up on his debut album.

Raised in Chicago but based in New York, Chapman resides in the underground club scene that unites those cities and others, where rap, R&B and electronic music coalesce, and where racial and sexual divisions seem non-existent. He first emerged back in 2013, taking shots at Macklemore and releasing his brash XL Life EP.

Today, he releases Progress Report, an album that lives up to its title: the 8-track effort sees Chapman making strides as a rapper, singer and songwriter and settling on a cohesive sound. Plus, he gets a little help from his friends, many of whom are no strangers to FACT: Progress Report features production by The-Drum’s Jeremiah Meece, LSDXOXO, Different Sleep and Neuport, along with vocals by artist Hari Nef and R&B artists to watch Ian Isiah and Dre Green.

We interviewed Chapman by phone, exploring how his music has changed since his last release, the importance of an artistic community and how being true to himself has improved his art. Stream Progress Report and read our interview below.

“It


Suffocation, Autopsy, Eyehategod & more playing Housecore Horror; Phil Anselmo working on new Superjoint Ritual & more
May 21, 2015 9:54am | Brooklyn Vegan

Pantera/Down frontman Phil Anselmo's Housecore Horror Festival is returning for year three this November, and will now be held in San Antonio, TX (it was previously in Austin). The festival will be at the Aztec Theater from November 13-15, 2015, and so far the lineup includes Suffocation, Autopsy, Cripple Bastards, Nails, SYk & Dalila Kayros, YOB, Eyehategod, Child Bite and Warbeast, with many more TBA.

Anselmo said he wanted to continue the festival to honor festival co-founder Corey Mitchell, who sadly passed away last year. He said:

I've got a great team in place to help make this what Corey and I wanted it to be. There are a lot of mixed emotions here because no one can replace him. But, we know he would want this to continue and so that's what we're going to do. We miss him and think about him every day.
In addition to the music, the festival will screen "film gems from the personal vaults of both Anselmo and Mitchell." Tickets will be on sale soon.

It's a busy year for Phil Anselmo. He recently said in an interview that he's working on new music with Superjoint Ritual, his '90s-'00s supergroup with Jimmy Bower (Eyehategod, Crowbar, Down) and frequent collaborator Kevin Bond, which reunited at last year's Housecore Horror fest (video below). He also mentioned he's working on new Illegals material, and has a "secret death metal project with some secret other guys from across the equato...


Berlin Atonal announces first names for 2015 including Tony Conrad & Faust, Alessandro Cortini, Fis and more
May 21, 2015 9:42am | Fact Magazine

The Berlin festival returns in August to take over the Kraftwerk building.

Berlin Atonal has announced the first names for this year’s festival, returning in August with another line-up highlighting the more experimental side of techno and ambient electronics.

The festival is headed up by a number of interesting one-off commissions, including a live performance of Outside the Dream Syndicate, the legendary 1973 collaboration between avant-garde pioneer Tony Conrad and krautrock band Faust. Joining them will be SUMS, the pairing of Raster-Noton artist Kangding Ray and Mogwai’s Barry Burns that sees them create a soundscape with a range of amplified and electronic instruments that “blends elements of both of their respective musical legacies and trajectories.”

Also appearing is Nine Inch Nails member Alessandro Cortini (pictured above), who will be performing last year’s Hospital Productions album Sonno as part of a live A/V set, minimalist composer David Borden and the Mother Mallard Ensemble, Regis and Ancient Methods’ Ugandan Methods collaboration, Mike Parker, Ena, Ryo Murakami, Chra and Fis, who recently announced his debut album. Organis...


Tame Impala share dizzying video for
May 21, 2015 9:40am | Cosequence Of Sound

Tame Impala have shared the deceptively simple video for their new album’s lead sinlge, “‘Cause I’m A Man”. Utlizing the same type of computer graphic design seen on the cover of Currents, the clip appears to be nothing more than largely stationary models. But as the constantly rotating camera moves between the scenes and the heads of the characters change from disco balls to flaming bowler hats to flowers, you realize you’re actually moving through all the stages of a relationship. Travel from lonesomeness, to falling in love, to drama, to… well, I won’t spoil the ending. Just watch below.

Currents follows their 2012 LP,


Late of the Pier drummer Ross Dawson dies in
May 21, 2015 9:33am | Fact Magazine

Late of the Pier drummer Ross Dawson has died in a “very sudden and tragic accident.”

The group formed in the mid-2000s and built up a strong live following in indie-dance world, releasing a string of 7″s singles in 2007 and 2008. Most of these also ended up on the group’s excellent debut album, Fantasy Black Channel. Although they released several singles after Black Channel, album number two never arrived and in 2010, the band confirmed that they were focusing on non-Late of the Pier projects.

As well as Late of the Pier, Dawson drummed with other groups Zibra, Misty Miller and Kai Fish. The band’s label Parlophone have confirmed the news with the following statement from his family:


Speedy Ortiz
May 21, 2015 9:30am | StereoGum
Carpark Records is about to celebrate its 16th anniversary with the release of a basketball-themed 12" picture disc compilation called Sweet Sixteen. The record includes new songs from people like Memory Tapes, Dog Bite, and Montag, as well as locked grooves from the likes of Dan Deacon, Toro Y Moi, and Speedy Ortiz … More »



Shilpa Ray released 'Last Year's Savage,' shares "Johnny Thunders Fantasy Space Camp" video (stream ++ tour dates)
May 21, 2015 9:29am | Brooklyn Vegan

by Bill Pearis

(photo by Ebru Yildiz)

Shilpa Ray released her new album, Last Year's Savage, this week via Northern Spy. Her swaggering punk/blues/cabaret style is in full effect and lyrically sharp. You can stream the whole thing below. One of the album's more acerbic tracks is "Johnny Thunders Fantasy Space Camp" and we've got the premiere of its video in this post. Using footage from a nightclub, it juxtaposes real life dancefloor debauchery with Shilpa's disdain of rock n' roll hedonism. It's pretty entertaining and you can watch it below.

You can celebrate Last Year's Savage's release with Shilpa at Rough Trade on Saturday (5/23) which also has No Wave skronker James Chance on the bill as well. Tickets are still available. There's an afterparty happening at Black Bear Bar which is free with your Rough Trade Ticket. Flyer below. She'll be on tour for the next two weeks, and all dates are listed below.

We've also got a signed copy of Last Year's Savage on vinyl to give away. Details on that below.

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Tame Impala
May 21, 2015 9:24am | StereoGum
Tame Impala have shared a video for their Currents single "'Cause I'm A Man." It's all done in slick 3D animation, and explores a world full of empty suit men that take on different heads depending on their situation -- disco ball, wedding ring, and roses all float above their disembodied figures at one … More »


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