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Sinead OConnor @ City Winery: October 30, 2014
Oct 31, 2014 10:45am | CMJ

Last night, Sinead O’Connor played a rare, intimate set a NYC’s City Winery in support of her recent album, I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss. It was the final show of a three-night run at the Winery, lit sparsely and enveloped in a hushed reverence. O’Connor opened with a cover of John Grant’s Queen Of Denmark, and ran through passionate Bossy tracks like Take Me To Church and The Voice Of My Doctor, ending with a double encore of Streetcars and Psalm 33.

Photos by Adela Loconte.

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Mac from Superchunk covers Sisters of Mercy for Halloween (listen)
Oct 31, 2014 10:44am | Brooklyn Vegan

by Bill Pearis

Mac McCaughan @ HiFi during CMJ (via @marcviloria

I make no bones about my love of '80s goth: Bauhaus, Siouxsie, Xymox, Xmal Deutchland, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, The Bolshoi etc...I'm all for it. (Fields of the Nephilim, not so much.) But my favorite is probably The Sisters of Mercy whose first two albums -- 1985's First and Last and Always and (especially) 1987's Floodland -- are pretty much stone-cold classics that I can listen to anytime of the year, but I tend to OD on around Halloween. I was, in fact, listening to them today when I saw that Superchunk frontman and Merge mogul Mac McCaughan had just posted a cover of "First and Last and Always" on his soundcloud. Mac keeps the inherent drama but gives it the Portastatic treatment, stripping it down to acoustic guitar and synths. You can stream it below.

Mac was just in NYC for CMJ, playing a solo show at HiFi. Anybody catch his set? Mac's take on the Sisters, plus a mix of classic '80s goth for your Halloween listening, below..

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Bob Dylan to release new album Shadows in the Night in 2015
Oct 31, 2014 10:30am | Cosequence Of Sound

Bob Dylan has confirmed the release of a new studio album in 2015. As Stereogum points out, Dylan’s new Basement Tapes box set includes a note revealing the album’s title as Shadows in the Night. It’ll serve as the follow-up to Dylan’s 2012 album, Tempest.

Already, Dylan has previewed the release with a cover of Frank Sinatra’s “Full Moon and Empty Arms”.

In the meantime, Dylan is currently touring the US as part of the latest leg of his Never Ending tour. See the upcoming schedule below.

Bob Dylan 2014 Tour Dates:
11/01 Denver, CO @ Bellco Theatre
11/04 Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
11/05  Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
11/06  Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
11/08 Chicago, IL @ Cadillac Palace Theatre
11/09  Chicago, IL @ Cadillac Palace Theatre
11/10  Chicago, IL @ Cadillac Palace Theatre
11/12 Cleveland, OH @ State Theatre
11/14 Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
11/15 Providence, RI @ Providence Performing Arts Center
11/17 Toronto, ON @ Sony Center
11/18 Toronto, ON @ Sony Center
11/21 Philadelphia, PA @ Academy of Music
11/22  Philadelphia, PA @ Academy of Music
11/23  Philadelphia, PA @ Academy of Music
11/25 Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
11/26 Newark, NJ @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
11/28 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatr...

M.A.P.S. noise series continuing w/ Reverse Baptism, FFH, Gene Pick, Corephallism, Sickness & more
Oct 31, 2014 10:30am | Brooklyn Vegan

by Rob Sperry-Fromm

The noise-oriented M.A.P.S (Metropolitan Audio Pain Source) series will continue in November with performances from a Baltimore-centric lineup. The show is in NYC on November 8 at Trans Pecos and will feature performances from Reverse Baptism, FFH, Corephallism, Gene Pick, Field Grave, Spiteful Womb and Sickness. Tickets for this show are currently on sale.

Reverse Baptism are a power electronics/spoken word project from Jason Crumer of Facedowninshit and various other harsh noise projects. FFH, also from Baltimore, definitely fall on the more abstract end of the harsh noise spectrum, providing distorted vocals and thick washes of dissonant sound. The final Baltimore band, Gene Pick, traffic in a John Wiese-like type of noise that's more evenly distributed and paced, building a progression into madness from a series of harsh blips and hits that evolve into something more enveloping. Masssachusetts-based Corephallism bring a slightly more melodic, more metal-influenced sound (somewhat along the lines of Prurient) into the fray. This is an extremely varied lineup, with each out-of-town act bringing something unique to the table.

These shows are leading up to the big M.A.P.S. festival on December 13 at Trans Pecos. Updated lineup for that, and streams of the artists playing the 11/8 show, below.

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CMJ Charts: October 28, 2014: Caribou Is No. 1 At RPM
Oct 31, 2014 10:30am | CMJ
1 1 KING TUFF Black Moon Spell Sub Pop
2 4 CARIBOU Our Love Merge
3 5 FOXYGEN And Star Power Jagjaguwar
4 3 ALT-J This Is All Yours Canvasback-Atlantic
5 6 FLYING LOTUS You’re Dead Warp
6 2 TY SEGALL Manipulator Drag City
7 9 EX H...

Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels 2
Oct 31, 2014 10:30am | The Line Of Best Fit
Killer Mike and El-P are back to take care of some unfinished business with the stunning Run The Jewels 2.

Dizzee Rascal Couple Of Stacks Video
Oct 31, 2014 10:28am | StereoGum

At this point we are all well aware that Dizzee Rascal puts out some hyper-stylized and weird, objectively “cool” music videos, like the one that we saw last year for “I Don’t Need A Reason.” However, his new video manages to exit the realm of the “weird and cool” and can instead be found categorized under the “supremely fucked up.” The video for “Couple Of Stacks” was directed by Emile Sornin, and is well-suited for a Halloween premiere — its content is so gory that it comes accompanied with a note of caution. Taking on exhausted horror movie tropes, Dizzee Rascal sneaks around a haunted mansion while brutally murdering its inhabitants in a variety of somewhat humorous, mostly disgusting ways. What I find to be particularly disturbing about the video is not so much the fact that these deaths are nausea-inducing (albeit slapstick), but rather, that every single person murdered in the video just so happens to be an attractive young woman. Oh, and two guys get some of their appendages chopped off. Maybe that’s just another horror movie trope that I’m looking too far into, but I doubt it. You can watch the video on Noisey.

U2s Concert Reviews: Bono Loves Future Islands, The Edge Thinks Neutral Milk Hotel Arent That Great
Oct 31, 2014 10:23am | StereoGum

It’s become so easy, of late, to think of U2 in international-corporation terms that it’s weirdly surprising to imagine them as human beings who listen to music sometimes. But in a new Rolling Stone story, both Bono and the Edge have a few words on younger bands. Bono, for instance, is all the way into Baltimore synthpop weirdos Future Islands, which means Bono has good taste: “Have you seen them? That song, ’Seasons’? A miracle, that is.” Yes, Bono! Yes, it is! I can’t wait for “The Miracle (Of Samuel T. Herring)” to open the next U2 album. Meanwhile, the Edge went to Coachella this year, and he spent enough time watching Neutral Milk Hotel to dismiss them as “strange hippie stuff.” Here’s what he says:


The BBCs rescore of Drive is the most horrifying thing youll see this Halloween
Oct 31, 2014 10:12am | Fact Magazine

The controversial rescore of Drive aired last night on BBC Three.

Masterminded by Zane Lowe, the updated version of Nicolas Winding Refn’s modern classic has been stripped of its Cliff Martinez score and After Dark-inspired synth-pop, and now features a collection of exclusive new tracks by BanksBaauerJon HopkinsSBTRKT, The 1975, Bastille, Bring Me The Horizon, CHVRCHES, Eric Prydz, Foals, Laura Mvula and The Neighbourhood.

The bold idea didn’t go down too well with fans of the film when it was announced earlier this month, prompting Lowe to defend the concept as a parallel experience that you can choose to watch or not.

Decision time, then, because the movie was broadcast on BBC Three last night. Perfect timing if you’re looking for a Halloween frightfest watch if you dare on iPlayer (um, but only in the UK, of course).

Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Warg sentenced to over three years in jail
Oct 31, 2014 10:10am | Fact Magazine

The charges are for hacking, not copyright infringement.

Gottfrid Warg, the co-founder of torrent mecca The Pirate Bay, has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for hacking into Swedish tech giant CSC. He and a co-defendant downloaded police and social security files in what prosecutors say is the “largest hacking case to date”.

The hacking incident took place in February 2012. Warg and his lawyers maintained that he didn’t steal the files, alleging that his computer had been taken over by another hacker; the judge and jury found it “unlikely” that others were involved.

Previously, Warg was arrested in Cambodia and deported to Sweden, where he served a jail term for copyright theft; he also had a two-year sentence for hacking into a bank’s computers reduced to one year. In November 2013, he was deported to Denmark to face charges in the hacking case. [via BBC]

Watch Spoon Play Three Songs On The Daily Show
Oct 31, 2014 10:08am | StereoGum

Spoon played The Daily Show in their hometown last night — the late-night program has relocated to Austin, Texas this week for South By South Mess, a special segment that they did in the run-up to this year’s midterm elections. The did three They Want My Soul songs: “Inside Out” on the show itself and “Do You” and “Rent I Pay” as web exclusives. Watch all of them below.


CMJ Music Marathon 2014 College Radio Recap
Oct 31, 2014 10:06am | CMJ

All week at CMJ Music Marathon we had special programing just for college radio. This year, in addition to the for-college-radio by-college-radio panels during College Day, we also had college radio-relevant sessions throughout the week, covering topics from using new technologies in radio to getting a job after college. And then, of course, there were the parties.

Photos by Oliver Correa, Deneka Peniston, and Stephanie Augello.

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Watch Big Talk singer Conway sample the sounds of Bermuda
Oct 31, 2014 10:00am | Fact Magazine

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In the latest edition of Bacardi and Noisey’s Music World series, host Mr. Green is joined by ‘Big Talk’ singer Conway in Bermuda.

As ever, the plan of action is to create music based on what they find on their travels, from field recordings to appearances on local radio stations. At one point a dive into the sea gets sampled and re-used as a clap, which makes the usual Tuesday browse through Freesound seem a bit pathetic in comparison. Watch the video above to find out how things end up sounding, and head here for more information on the #BarcadiTriangle project.

Download Chief Keef Back From The Dead 2 & Big Gucci Sosa Mixtapes
Oct 31, 2014 9:51am | StereoGum

Chicago drill star Chief Keef isn’t going to let a little thing like being dropped from his label stop him. Today, Keef has two new mixtapes out in the world. We already knew he was readying Back From The Dead 2, the sequel to the 2012 mixtape that helped put Keef on the map. We already posted one track, the Gucci Mane collab “Paper,” but that turns out to be the only collaboration on the whole tape. Keef produced much of the tape himself, as well. But speaking of Gucci, it turns out that Keef has another mixtape out today as well: Big Gucci Sosa, a full-length collaborative tape with the incarcerated Gucci. This one is presumably all repurposed vault material, whereas Back From The Dead 2 is an all-new full-length statement. Still, two new Keef tapes! That is a bounty of material! Check out both of them below.


Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith working on a film w/ Reggie Watts, releasing a solo album (stream a track) & more
Oct 31, 2014 9:50am | Brooklyn Vegan

Experimental synth artist Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith has a lot of cool projects coming up. She's working on music for the film Brasilia: City of the Future which was co-written by and starring Reggie Watts and directed by Brooklyn filmmaker Benjamin Dickinson. She helped electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani prepare for a European tour and has a collaboration with her in the works. She also has plans for a "virtual reality project" with director Daren Rabinovitch.

On top of all that, Kaitlyn has signed with Western Vinyl who will release her new solo album, Tides, on November 11. Its opening track is 15 minutes of gorgeous, droning ambience, and that premieres in this post. Check it out below.

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