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The month in Bandcamp: Purple metal, Orange Milk and here comes Dat Boi
May 25, 2016 12:02pm | Fact Magazine

Every month Miles Bowe rounds up the best of Bandcamp, unearthing the finest, freshest and weirdest releases the burgeoning DIY platform has to offer.

This month in Bandcamp is a mix of new and old faces, with exciting debuts alongside worthy follow-ups from artists featured in this column last year. Labels likes Dream Catalogue and Orange Milk deliver some of their best releases in recent memory, and a Bandcamp great makes a rare appearance with a new album.

Our release of the week is a blend of old and new too. It’s an artist who has appeared in this column and even topped it before, but here they explore something new entirely. In a sad coincidence, our release of the month is uniquely tied with the last — the gorgeous dream pop album Psychopomp from Japanese Breakfast. That album captured the grief of a daughter losing her mother, and now comes an entirely different sounding album written from a son to his late father. Listen to that and plenty more below.


Bandcamp Release Of The Month:
A Pregnant Light

Love is not a burden / Love is a sun.

These might not be lyrics you’d associate with metal, but A ...

15 artists to check out at Sasquatch 2016
May 25, 2016 11:51am | Brooklyn Vegan

The 2016 Sasquatch music festival returns to Quincy, WA this Memorial Day Weekend, and as usual, there's a lot of good stuff to see. Big names include Florence + the Machine, Alabama Shakes, Grimes, Sufjan Stevens, M83, Disclosure, A$AP Rocky, Leon Bridges, and more. Not that we aren't excited about those (we are), but we put together a list of 15 other artists we'd especially like to see at the festival this weekend...

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Thee Oh Sees announce 'A Weird Exits' (listen to "Plastic Plant") and North American tour
May 25, 2016 11:45am | Brooklyn Vegan

The band's first studio album with their current two-drummer lineup will be out in August.

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DJ Paypal Dose (Feat. DJ Earl & DJ Taye)
May 25, 2016 11:43am | StereoGum
DJ PaypalThe ...

Mastodon, QOTSA, At the Drive-In supergroup Gone Is Gone share new song Starlight listen
May 25, 2016 11:40am | Cosequence Of Sound

Gone Is Gone is a new supergroup comprised of heavyweight rockers in Mastodon singer/bassist Troy Sanders, Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen, and At the Drive-In drummer Tony Hajjar, and guitarist/keyboardist Mike Zarin. Though they formed only recently, their self-titled debut EP is set to hit shelves on July 8th via Rise Records.

Already we’ve heard the lead single off Gone Is Gone, a sludgy number called “Violescent”. On a recent Beats 1 radio show hosted by Savages Jehnny Beth, the four-piece unboxed another preview in “Starlight”. Here, quiet yet foreboding verses give way to a dynamite chorus and Sanders’ earthshaking growl.

Stream it below via Apple Music.

Beth also interviewed Van Leeuwen about the group’s songwriting process, formation, and … preference in pajama fabric. Check out a short clip of their discussion.

.@jehnbeth chats with @qotsa's @troyvanleeuwen
+ @_GoneIsGone_ premiere.
Encore starts now!

— Beats 1 (@Beats1) May 25, 2016

Gone Is Gone Tracklist:
01. Violescent
02. Starlight
03. Stolen From Me
04. Character
05. One Divided
06. Praying From the Danger
07. Recede and Enter
08. This Chapter

DJ Paypal collabs with DJ Earl and DJ Taye on Dose for Adult Swim
May 25, 2016 11:34am | Fact Magazine

DJ Paypal kicks off the Adult Swim Singles series for 2016.

Footwork innovator DJ Paypal’s ‘Dose’ is the inaugural track for this year’s Adult Swim Singles program. He links with DJ Earl and DJ Taye to push the genre even further, teasing out some juke but fully committed to Paypal’s penchant for oddities.

There is a lot to look forward to from this free singles series this year. The lineup is robust and teeming with FACT faves, including DWN, Jlin, Vince Staples, Rae Sremmurd and Jenny Hval, among many more released throughout the rest of the year.

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David Crosby mocks Neil Young over his Donald Trump comments
May 25, 2016 11:30am | Cosequence Of Sound

Yesterday, Neil Young made a surprise about-face. The activist rocker, who has publicly come out in support of Bernie Sanders, told Reuters that he’d be fine with Donald Trump using the music.

“Once the music goes out, everybody can use it for anything,” Young explained.

Young’s former bandmate, David Crosby, has now chimed in. Responding to a fan on Twitter, the Crosby Stills Nash and Young member wrote, “Everybody makes mistakes sometimes. There’s one.”

Everybody makes mistakes sometimes
There's one

— David Crosby (@thedavidcrosby) May 25, 2016

Last year saw the dissolution of Crosby Stills Nash and Young following several critical comments made by Crosby about his longtime bandmates. He referred to Young’s girlfriend Daryl Hannah as a purely poisonous predator.” Meanwhile, Nash told Dutch magazine Lust For Life that Crosby for “ripped the heart out of [CSNY],” adding, “Hes been awful for me the last two years, just fucking awful. Ive been there and saved his fucking ass for 45 years, and he treated me like shit.”

KING expand tour (2 NYC dates included)
May 25, 2016 11:22am | Brooklyn Vegan

LA trio KING released their retro-futuristic soul debut album We Are KING back in February and now they've added many more tour dates in support of it...

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Thee Oh Sees Plastic Plants
May 25, 2016 11:16am | StereoGum
Thee Oh Sees - A Weird Exits

PREMIERE: Adrian Teacher & The Subs hit fast forward on gentrification
May 25, 2016 11:14am | Chart Attack

Adrian Teacher used to play in Apollo Ghosts and COOL TV, both venerable Vancouver bands, but with his new band The Subs he's able to take a wider, more sardonic gaze at the world and survey "a rapidly changing city, an endangered planet, faltering relationships and personal loss." And, especially, gentrification.

The video for "Terminal City," the title track from the band's upcoming You've Changed debut, speeds the process of gentrification to two and a half hilarious, teachable minutes of claymation.

YouTube Video

Drawn to the "character" of an old Vancouver neighbourhood, young professionals open up their artisanal nuts shops, their artisanal oils shops, their artisanal marijuana dispensaries with their artisanal doctors on Skype, and before you know it giant babies are suckling craft beer and going Godzilla all over the block. Then everyone goes for pho.

Designed and animated by drummer/singer Sub Amanda Pezzutto, the 2:25 video took three painstaking months to make, while the song was recorded in "a few takes live to tape in Montreal on the hottest day of the year," Teacher remembers.

"First song the Subs learned together as a band, last song they play at the show."

"Terminal City, the last stop on the train...isolation now ends. Will Adrian surf the wave?"

Adrian Teacher & The Subs' Terminal City is out May 27 on You've Cha...

No Joy releasing new EP on Topshelf (stream a song), touring Europe with White Lung
May 25, 2016 11:12am | Brooklyn Vegan

The Montreal band's new EP is wonderfully ragged dreampop.

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Real Estate announce departure of Matt Mondanile, replaced by Julian Lynch
May 25, 2016 11:05am | Cosequence Of Sound

Real Estate have announced that they’ve parted ways with founding member Matt Mondanile. In a statement, the band said that Mondanile would be focusing his energy on Ducktails, a project he began working on prior to Real Estate’s formation in 2009. Stepping in for the departing guitarist will be Julian Lynch, an accomplished musician in his own right who also happens to hail from the band’s hometown of Ridgewood, New Jersey.

But consider this a bad news, good news situation, as Real Estate have also revealed new dates for their “Going Up the Country 2016” tour. The shows will find the new lineup traversing California from Santa Ana to Sonoma. What’s more, the announcement adds that the concerts are “a prelude to the recording of their next album, tentatively slated for early 2017.”

So though fans have to say goodbye to a long-time band member, they’ll soon be able to say hello to a follow-up to 2014’s Atlas. (And it sounds like we can expect more Ducktails material soon, as well.) Read Real Estate’s full statement below, followed by their complete tour itinerary.

“Having previously announced a short run of shows in California and a show at Red Rocks Amphitheater with The National, Real Estate expand on this by adding two further California dates. This limited run of dates is a prelude to the recording of their next album, tentat...

Factory Floor Dial Me In
May 25, 2016 11:04am | StereoGum
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Hoodboi gets a hypnotic video for thumping new single Closer
May 25, 2016 11:00am | Fact Magazine

LA producer Roger Schami’s new single is a mesmerising tangle of heavy bass, frenzied dance beats and melodic vocals, so it’s only fair that the track now has a mesmerising video to accompany it. 

Directed by SHINOSM, the clip for ‘Closer’ featuring New York duo ASTR, on what’s Hoodboi‘s first new music since last year’s celebrated Palm Reader EP sees artist Anny Wang’s artwork for the single morph into a CGI spectacle featuring underwater light-shows and electrical storms, witnessed from clouds.

“Initially, I reached out to Anny Wang to create the still artwork for ‘Closer’. We had worked together in the past on my first EP Palm Reader and the remix EP. The original concept for ‘Closer’ was two bodies reaching out towards each other, yet never truly touching and creating a sense of tension,” says Hoodboi. “Once it was time to create the video, I hit up Shin who I had worked with in the past on my side-project Athletixx.”

Hoodboi has also rounded up friends from around the globe to put their own spin on ‘Closer’ for a must-hear remix EP on Fools Gold. You can purchase the ‘Closer’ remix package here.

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Arcade Fire, A$AP Rocky, Nas, RZA Are In The Lonely Islands Popstar Movie
May 25, 2016 10:50am | StereoGum
The Lonely IslandThe Lonely Island's mockumentary Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is coming out in a little more than a week, and we already know that it'll be packed with music-world cameos, including Seal, Usher, and Andy Samberg's wife Joanna Newsom. Now Pitchfork reports that there will be some more big names in ther...
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