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Video: Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Cinnamon and Lesbians
Dec 11, 2013 10:46am | Chart Attack
Jay Winebrenner lets the lyrics from Cinnamon and Lesbians guide his adventure through a surreal cul-de-sac in his new Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks video. If you're familiar at all with the Malk-man's words, you know it's a free-associated journey of silliness with its chest bared, doing a series of impressive cartwheels over the corpse of boring narrative music videos.
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks' Wig Out At Jagbags is out on January 7th via Matador.
Led Zeppelins catalog now available on Spotify
Dec 11, 2013 10:41am | Cosequence Of Sound
Despite criticism over its royalty payments and stiffening competition, Spotify continues to add to its massive catalog of streaming music. A few months back, the platform added Boards of Canada’s elusive discography; now, they’ve struck a deal with Led Zeppelin.
Zeppelin’s full catalog will be available to stream online for the first time, exclusively on Spotify. The band’s first two albums — Led Zeppelin I and II — will be uploaded today with the remaining catalog to be revealed over the coming days. Here’s the full release schedule:
– Wednesday, December 11 – Led Zeppelin (1969) and Led Zeppelin II (1969)
– Thursday, December 12 – Led Zeppelin III (1970) and Untitled fourth album (1971)
– Friday, December 13 – Houses Of The Holy (1973) and Physical Graffiti (1975)
– Saturday, December 14 – Presence (1976) and In Through The Out Door (1979)
– Sunday, December 15 – The Song Remains The Same (1976), Coda (1982), BBC Sessions (1997), How The West Was Won (2003), Mothership (2007), and Celebration Day (2012)
Now that Zeppelin’s on board, The Beatles remain the sole holdout from streaming music services like Spotify. That is, if you don’t count anything involving Thom Yorke....
Cibo Matto MFN (Feat. Reggie Watts) Video
Dec 11, 2013 10:32am | StereoGum
In that lost halcyon era known as the ’90s, Cibo Matto were two Japanese women living in New York (plus, sometimes, Sean Lennon) who made songs, frequently about food, that borrowed from kitschy ’60s pop and clubby rap. It’s weird to think about this now, but they once seemed like the coolest band on the face of the planet. Other than the odd reunion show, they’ve been on hiatus ever since releasing their Stereo Type A album in 1999. And now they’re back! The group will release the new album Hotel Valentine — apparently a concept LP about ghosts in love in a hotel — early next year, and they’ve already got a video for “MFN,” a collaboration with the beatboxing comedian Reggie Watts. Check out the hyperactive, colorful, Georgia-directed clip below.
Cibo Matto announces new album, tour, & single featuring Reggie Watts (dates & video)
Dec 11, 2013 10:32am | Brooklyn Vegan
Cibo Matto at Littlefield in May (more by Amanda
Cibo Matto began playing shows again in 2011 and also around that time mentioned a new album was in the works. They finally previewed songs from that album this past May, and now it's officially been announced that their followup to 1999's Stereo Type A will be titled Hotel Valentine and is appropriately coming out on Valentine's Day (2/14). The album is coming out on Chimera Music, the label Cibo Matto's Yuka Honda co-runs with Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl. They also just released the first single from the album, "MFN," which features Reggie Watts (who plays Irving Plaza tonight, 12/11) and lots of requisite food references, and you can watch the video for that below. In addition to Reggie Watts, other album guests include Nels Cline, Glenn Kotche, Mauro Refosco (Atoms for Peace), and more. The album artwork and tracklist are below too.
Cibo Matto will also be touring around the time of the album's drop, and that tour includes a NYC record release show happening on February 14 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet but you can check LPR's site for updates. All tour dates are listed below.
Meanwhile, you can catch Cibo Matto member Miho Hatori in NYC this month at Todd P's new venue Trans Pecos on December 20 (915 Wyckoff Ave, aka the old Silent Barn space) with Zs and DJ Bubbles. If you hav...
Tinie Tempah and Rita Ora back Unicef's Syria appeal watch
Dec 11, 2013 10:31am | NME
Musicians join Michael Sheen and Ewan McGregor in 'No Place Like Home' campaign
ASOS to throw the worlds first set of global online house parties tomorrow, with Jessie Ware, Mount Kimbie and more
Dec 11, 2013 10:31am | Fact Magazine
At 6pm tomorrow, ASOS will host a house party to die for in the UK, and even better, will be streaming it across the world.
Headlining the party will be Jessie Ware [above]. The Devotion singer will be performing an exclusive acoustic set, accompanied by guitarist, violinist and cellist – the first time Ware will perform with a string session. Elsewhere, Mount Kimbie will bring their fragile brand of electronics to the label, anthem maker Eliphino [right] will DJ, and Kitsune-signed trio IS TROPICAL will play live. Here’s a link to the Facebook event page.
This house party isn’t just about the acts, however, it’s also about you. The more people that attend, the more chance there is of ‘unlocking’ a special set from Jessie Ware that features an unheard new track. In short, the more effort that attendees make, the more richly they’ll be rewarded.
As well as music, which takes place in the house party’s living room, there will be an Instagram competition in the bathroom, interviews with the artists in the kitchen, and, as with every good house party, dance-offs throughout the course of the night, with dancers facing off against each other to win partygoers votes through an interactive video.
Sounds pretty good, right? That’s what we thought. For more information, head here....
Cibo Matto announce first album in 15 years, share Dayglo video for new track MFN
Dec 11, 2013 10:30am | Fact Magazine
The Japanese ex-pats will follow-up 1999′s Stereo Type A next year.
Cibo Matto are best remembered for food-obsessed, anything-goes pop collages like the trip-hop inspired ‘Sugar Water’ and noise rap tune ‘Birthday Cake’; at one point, the band counted rock scion Sean Lennon among its members.
Bandleaders Miho Hatori and Yuka C. Honda will return with Hotel Valentine, an LP due out February 14 via Chimera Music. The self-produced concept album features guest spots from Nels Cline, Glenn Kotche, Atoms for Peace’s Mauro Refosco and more.
’Hotel Valentine’ was the first song we wrote together for this album. It thus represents the genesis of our concept or story, but in a way it seems that explaining too much would prevent listeners from coming to their own conclusions about each song as well as about the whole project,” says Honda via a press release. “Yes, there is a ghost girl, a hotel, housekeeping ladies and things happen. But they are elusive in nature.
“Hotel Valentine is the cinematic bricolage of Yuka and me,” Hatori adds. “Our medium is music. For me, making an album is like raising a child. We don’t know what kind of person (story) they will end up to be.
Watch the neon video for lead single ‘MFN’, which features comedian/musician Reggie Watts, below. The group just barely mad...
Cult Leader Skin Crawler
Dec 11, 2013 10:22am | StereoGum
In their nine-year existence, Salt Lake City’s Gaza produced three increasingly excellent albums of math-y, grind-y sludge: punishing, violent, very heavy music with deep grooves. Gaza called it quits earlier this year, but the band’s instrumental core — guitarist Michael Mason, drummer Casey Hansen, and bassist Anthony Lucero — stayed together. Those three formed a new band called Cult Leader, with Lucero moving to the role of frontman, and new member Sam Richards taking over on bass. Cult Leader’s debut LP, Nothing For Us Here, is due next April, but new label Deathwish Inc. has offered up a sample in the form of advance album track “Skin Crawler.” The titles reflect the sound: Cult Leader haven’t softened any of the edges they developed with Gaza. If anything, this is more intricate musically, but absolutely as abrasive and intense. I don’t know who produced this but I wouldn’t be surprised to find out it was Kurt Ballou; either way, fans of Ballou-affiliated bands like Converge, Nails, Trap Them, and, um, Gaza, will be fans of this one, too. Check it out.
Led Zeppelin make entire catalogue available on Spotify
Dec 11, 2013 10:16am | NME
The music streaming service will soon be free on any platform, it has been announced
Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band playing Baby's; Kelis signed to Ninja Tune for new Dave Sitek-produced LP
Dec 11, 2013 10:15am | Brooklyn Vegan
Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band, the newish band of TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, did a Union Pool residency not too long ago, and they'll be playing another show in their hometown of NYC this Sunday (12/15) at Baby's All RIght with Endless Boogie. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Flyer below.
It's their only upcoming date at the moment, though Endless Boogie have other dates opening for Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks including MHOW on 2/27 (tickets).
Speaking of TV on the Radio, as discussed, member Dave Sitek is producing the new Kelis album, Food. That album was originally supposed to come out on Sitek's Federal Prism label this year, but it was just announced that she's instead releasing it on April 28 via her new label, Ninja Tune (!), a label mostly known for forward-thinking electronic music from Bonobo, Machinedrum, The Bug, and others. It's the first album that will not be on a major label for Kelis, who has had at least one major pop breakthrough. Kelis says of the signing:
I'm really happy to be partnering with Ninja Tune on my new record. This is the album I've wanted to make for a long time and I want the team around me to be as excited and energetic about it as I am. I'm also very happy to be working with some of the most creative people in the industry.And the people at Ninja Tune note:
Entirely produced by Da...
Dec 11, 2013 10:15am | CMJ
Eagulls – Photo by Sandy Kim
Bold and rebellious, Leeds-based post-punk band, Eagulls, knows how to rant, both musically and in writing. Since their debut single, Council Flat Blues, hit the airwaves, the quintet—George Mitchell, Liam Matthews, Mark Goldsworthy, Henry Ruddell and Tom Kelly—has earned and maintained a reputation for serving their dissatisfactions up raw, via their vexed lyrics, angsty music and on-stage antics.
Their latest single, Tough Luck, off their upcoming self-titled debut LP, is relentless and infectious, leaving every frustrated insurrectionist out there with a smile on their face. Eagulls is expected to drop March 2014 via Partisan Records, and the other day I called Mitchell in England to see what he had to say about it. Exhausted after a long day of work at a retail store, he told me (in his ridiculously charming accent) about the bands goals and origins, his religious beliefs, his adoration for David Bowie and what it’s like being in a band with four other angry punks.
Lucy announces Churches Schools and Guns remix EP featuring Donato Dozzy and Shapednoise
Dec 11, 2013 10:15am | Fact Magazine
Four-track remix EP will precede the full-length.
Last week Italian techno experimenter Lucy announced details of his second album, Churches School and Guns, a follow-up to his impressive 2011 debut Wordplay for Working Bees.
Before that though, Stroboscopic Artefacts’ first release of 2014 will be a remix EP containing four tracks from the LP reworked by four like-minded producers fellow countryman Donato Dozzy, Opal Tapes producer Shapednoise, Berlin techno veteran Milton Bradley and Eomac, one half of Stroboscopic Artefacts’ duo Lakker.
Churches Schools and Guns Remixed will appear on January 27 on vinyl and digitally, a few weeks before the LP arrives on February 17.
Last year the producer born Luca Mortellaro went On Record with FACT to vouch for the genius of Lee Scratch Perrys 1973 album Blackboard Jungle Dub, one of the very first dub albums. [via JunoPlus]
Hear Lucy’s recent collaboration with Silent
Servant and check the remix EP tracklist below:
1.Catch Twenty Two (Shapednoise Remix)
Spotify announce free service for mobile and tablet users
Dec 11, 2013 10:13am | Fact Magazine
As anticipated, streaming behemoths Spotify have loosened their streaming policy even further.
Up until today, those who wished to use Spotify on the go (and are unwilling to lug around a laptop for the privilege) were required to sign up to Spotify’s Premium tariff, priced at £9.99 per month in the UK. No more, it seems.
Earlier today, Spotify boss Daniel Ek told an audience in New York that the service is now extending its free-to-use service to mobile and tablet users. Tablet owners will be able to enjoy exactly the same service as desktop users. Smartphone users, meanwhile, will have access to a select pool of tracks, presented as a “shuffle” radio service.
The Telegraph suggest that Spotify is being badgered by investors to increase its subscription uptake, and that the move into free mobile streaming will likely increase subscriber numbers down the line. The announcement follows a year of fending off brickbats: following criticism from the likes of Thom Yorke and Minstry Of Sound, the service recently took the unprecedented step of publicly breaking down its price policy.
A trailer for the new service is below. In addition to the news, Spotify will also be expanding into 20 new markets in Europe and Latin America. More importantly, they’ve secured a big scalp – Led Zeppelin’s catalogue will...
Cult Leader (3/4 of Gaza) sign to Deathwish, share new song
Dec 11, 2013 10:12am | Brooklyn Vegan
by Doug Moore
Cult Leader are basically the great nouveau-metalcore band Gaza sans vocalist Jon Parkin. Gaza broke up earlier this year in the aftermath of some highly public rape allegations leveled against Parkin. Though the allegations never led to a criminal case and were eventually kinda-sorta retracted, the surrounding drama seemed to have played a role in their decision to disband.
Fortunately, Cult Leader have picked up pretty much exactly where Gaza left off -- bassist Anthony Lucero has moved over to vocals, but the jarring rhythms, endless skronk chords, and titanic low end all remain intact. The band have signed a deal with Deathwish Inc. (who are coming off a year of Deafheaven-fueled success) and released a new tune, "Skin Crawler," from their debut EP, Nothing For Us Here, which will be out in April.
I'll miss Parkin's imposing physical presence at Cult Leader's live shows, but I'm mostly just happy that this incredibly talented group has elected to carry on in the same vein. Stream "Skin Crawler" below.
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photos: The Other Ball (Miguel, Lykke Li, A$AP Rocky + more)
Dec 11, 2013 10:11am | Gorilla Vs Bear
All photos from the other ball shot by Faith Silva on the Impossible Project‘s new color frame film. More after the jump…
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