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Super Furry Animals releasing first new single since 2009, add more summer tour dates
May 3, 2016 1:20pm | Brooklyn Vegan

Super Furry Animals, who postponed their East Coast tour after Levitation got rained out, have announced more summer North American dates around their appearance at Pitchfork fest, with newly added shows in Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Ferndale...

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Marissa Nadler shares gorgeous new song Katie I Know listen
May 3, 2016 1:10pm | Cosequence Of Sound

Photo by Ebru Yildiz

On May 20th, Marissa Nadler returns with new album Strangers. Due out through Sacred Bones, the 11-track effort follows 2014’s well-received July and was produced by Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Earth, Black Mountain).

Previously, the gothic folk songwriter has shared two cuts off the LP, “Janie in Love” and “All the Colors of the Dark”. This week, she’s broken off “Kate I Know”, an offering equal parts magnetic and sweeping.

Listen in below.

Nadler has expanded her upcoming tour to include a North American stint in August. Consult her full itinerary. 

Marissa Nadler 2016 Tour Dates:
05/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
05/24 – Brighton, UK @ Prince Albert
05/25 – London, UK @ St. John on Bethnal Green
05/26 – Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
05/27 – Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
05/28 – Dublin, IE @ Button Factory
05/29 – Cork, IE @ Cyprus Avenue
05/31 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
06/01 – Bristol, UK @ The Louisiana
06/02 – Lille, FR @ La Peniche
06/03 – Paris, FR @ FGO-Barbara
06/04 – Brugge, BE @ Cactus Muziekcentrum
06/05 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
06/07 – Hamburg, DE @ MS Stubnitz
06/08 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
06/09 – Berlin,...

Black Dices Eric Copeland preps LP Black Bubblegum on DFA, shares sunny single On
May 3, 2016 1:07pm | Fact Magazine

The DFA mainstay sounds poppier than ever on his new Arthur Russell-influenced album.

Eric Copeland, best known as one of the founding noisemakers in Black Dice, will release his new solo album this summer.

Black Bubblegum follows 2013’s Joke In The Hole, but takes a sharp turn from his traditionally sample-based electronics for a brighter sounder sound built on keyboards, guitars and effect pedals.

As the first single ‘On’ makes clear, Copeland has shifted his interest towards the most pop-oriented music of his career. It still contains plenty of the psychedelic weirdness that you’d expect from one of the Black Dice, but the song’s bouncing beat and chirpy flute-melody are undeniable.

Using quickly jotted down phrases, Copeland described inspirations for the album including “Glam holes, glitter dreams, one hit wonders, LGBT disco parties, Jonathan Richman, Missing Foundation, Neil Diamond, New Orleans, poverty, getting pushed out of another Brooklyn neighbourhood no Beach Boys, no Beatles, no Buddha … more Bad News Bears adding that he was passing kidney stones for the entire recording in Brooklyn.

Look for Black Bubblegum July 8 via DFA, listen to ‘On’ below and revisit our interview with Copeland.

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May 3, 2016 12:58pm | StereoGum
LUH - Former WU LYF member Ellery Roberts has been slowly rolling out tracks from his debut album as LUH (Life Under Heaven) since the beginning of the year. So far, we've heard "Unites" (bac...

Stream Meyhem Lauren Piatto DOro Mixtape
May 3, 2016 12:55pm | StereoGum
Meyhem Lauren - Piatto DoroToday, the Queens rap tough guy Meyhem Lauren releases his new album Piatto DOro, which he named after his favorite Italian restaurant in New York. Laurenovitch has notched two different Mixtape Of The Week wins here at Stereogum, for Respect The Fly Shit and Mandatory Brunch Meetings, and he's a frequent presence on … More »

Fans discover secret artwork hidden within David Bowies (Blackstar) album cover
May 3, 2016 12:55pm | Cosequence Of Sound

Even after his death, David Bowies presence has been felt in unexpected ways, almost as if he intentionally hid a series of treasures for fans to discover. The Thin White Duke’s first-ever film was recently uncovered, as was a never before heard demo called “To Be Love”. Last month brought the posthumous release of a new video for  single “I Can’t Give Everything Away”, and now, fans have found an easter egg hidden within the artwork of his final album.

As FACT points out, when placed directly under sunlight, the album’s blackstar artwork transforms into a field of glowing stars. Once the light source is removed, the stars fade away.

The discovery is just further proof that the artwork is much more complex than it initially appeared. The designer, Jonathan Barnbrook, discussed his process in a recent interview with Dezeen.

Its subsided a bit now, but a lot of people said it was a bullshit cover when it came out, that it took five minutes to design, Barnbrook said. “But I think there is a misunderstanding about the simplicity.

This was a man who was facing his own mortality. The Blackstar symbol [], rather than writing Blackstar, has as a sort of finality, a darkness, a simplicity, which is a representation of the music.” Barnbrook explained some of the larger concepts tucked away inside those five black points, saying, The idea of mort...

Neil Hagerty & The Howling Hex Colfax West Video
May 3, 2016 12:53pm | StereoGum
unnamed (1)Neil Hagerty of famed lo-fi rockers Royal Trux has released the video for "Colfax West" from Denver, the most recent album under his Howling Hex guise. This is the second video off the album, following the Fred Armisen-directed "Mountain." Directed by Elisa Ambrogio of Magik Markers, the new video is a kaleidoscopic trip of … More »

Man uses lottery winnings to open record store in Cambridge
May 3, 2016 12:52pm | Fact Magazine

After winning £148 million in the Euromillions in 2012, Adrian Bayford has opened a record store in Cambridge.

Opening over the weekend, Black Barn Records deals second-hand albums, as well as music and film memorabilia. Bayford was already working in the music industry, running Suffolk Music Centre in Haverhill when he and his then-wife Gillian won the second-biggest jackpot in British history.

Earlier this year, Bayford purchased £10,000 of Lady Gaga merch, as well as rare photo of The Beatles signed by John Lennon right before he died: “Unlike a lot of the national chains who sell you what they want to sell we cater to what people actually want,” he told Cambridge News. “Not everyone wants to buy online, we offer a unique experience in the shop, catering from eight-year-olds to 80-year-olds.”

Bayford plans to open more record shops in the future and also hopes to open a vinyl pressing plant in the UK.


[via The Vinyl Factory]

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Adult Jazz Earrings Off! Video
May 3, 2016 12:50pm | StereoGum
Adult Jazz - Leeds-based Band To Watch Adult Jazz will release a new album later this month, and we've already heard its debut single "Eggshell." That song came accompanied by a minimalist, creepy video directed by Sam Travis, who also directed this new clip for "Earrings Off!" The visual features a group of gilded statues dancing … More »

K.Flay FML Video
May 3, 2016 12:40pm | StereoGum
K.Flay - In a recent Week In Pop column, I sang the praises of K.Flay's euphoric synthpop surge "FML" -- not to be confused with Kanye West and the Weeknd's The Life Of Pablo track of the same name. Now K.Flay's song has an animated video from Ken Edge. It debuted on Adult Swim this … More »

Radiohead goes analogue in Burn The Witch, their first new single in 5 years
May 3, 2016 12:30pm | Chart Attack

Last we heard from Radiohead or their frontman Thom Yorke, the band was exploring the glitchy electro-kraut soundways they'd been mapping since In Rainbows. Over the weekend, though, they deleted themselves from the internet. Something big was afoot. They'd gone totally analogue: their web page and Facebook and Twitter, all gone; their whole digital presence seemingly purged. Fans received mail-out leaflets mysteriously teasing something called "Burn The Witch."

And here it is: the first Radiohead single in five years.

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In that same analogue spirit, it's a baroque '60s number, sweeping and melodromatic like Yorke singing over a Scott Walker composition. The video, too, belongs to that era, animated in the stop-motion style of the BBC's Trumptonshire. But you wouldn't call its depiction of English country life quaint.

"Burn The Witch," directed by Chris Hopewell, is a retelling of the 1973 British horror classic The Wicker Man. Wrought in cheery blobs of clay, the smiling, waving, perfectly cordial townspeople woo an outsider, then burn him as human sacrifice inside of a giant wooden effigy.

We can only hope the gift of his life encourages a bountiful crop (new Radiohead album) by next solstice.

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Anthony Mackie set to play attorney Johnnie Cochran
May 3, 2016 12:28pm | Cosequence Of Sound

The life and legacy of Johnnie Cochran is louder than ever.

Earlier this year, FX and Ryan Murphy turned heads with American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, which brought the legendary criminal lawyer to life through a powerful and charismatic performance by Courtney B. Vance.

Now, it’s up to Anthony Mackie to follow in his footsteps. As Variety reports, the Captain America hero has agreed to play Cochran in an untitled film that zeroes in on one of his earlier court cases involving Signal Hill, CA circa 1981.

Long before he defended The Juice, Cochran aided a family who lost their son, Ron Settles, a young college football star who was found severely beaten and hanging in his jail cell the morning after his arrest. The police ruled a suicide.

Watching O.J. playwright and TV screenwriter David McMillan wrote the script. Currently, there’s no director attached but the film will be produced by The Firm’s Robbie Brenner alongside Jason Spire and Mackie himself.

Mackie can currently be seen in Captain America: Civil War.

Louis CK hosting de Blasio fundraiser at Brooklyn Bowl (watch them together on 'Horace & Pete')
May 3, 2016 12:22pm | Brooklyn Vegan

Louis CK is hosting a fundraiser for his bud Bill de Blasio mayoral reelection campaign. The event, dubbed "Mayor Bill de Blasio's Birthday Party w/ Louis CK," goes down on May 12 at Brooklyn Bowl...

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A-Trak Parallel Lines (Feat. Phantogram)
May 3, 2016 12:21pm | StereoGum
atrak-parallelA-Trak has teamed up with Phantogram for a new track called "Parallel Lines." The Fool's Gold producer has been involved in a number of...

Brussels duo Robbing Millions ready debut LP (listen to "8 Is The Figure That I like The Most")
May 3, 2016 12:03pm | Brooklyn Vegan

There aren't a whole lot of internationally-known musical acts who list Brussels as their hometown. Among those who do (or did) are Jacques Brel. Plastic Bertrand, and...did Jean Claude Van Damme ever make an album...

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