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The Black Keys Patrick Carney pens theme song for Netflixs BoJack Horseman
Aug 29, 2014 7:54am | Cosequence Of Sound

Amidst the release of The Black Keys new album and subsequent world tour, drummer Patrick Carney found time to pen the theme song for Netflix’s new animated series, BoJack Horseman.

The show stars Will Arnett as washed up ’90s TV star (who also happens to be a horse). Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Paul F. Tompkins, and Aaron Paul also voice characters.

As Cleveland Scene points out, Carney collaborated with his uncle, saxophone player Ralph Carney, for the instrumental theme. You can listen to the song and watch the official trailer below.

(Read: The 10 Most Rockin TV Theme Songs of All Time)

Flying Lotus contemplating Kasabian's offer for collaboration: 'I've never heard of them'
Aug 29, 2014 7:41am | NME
Serge Pizzorno previously said he'd want to work with the producer

tix on sale: Cold War Kids, Xiu Xiu, No Devotion, more
Aug 29, 2014 7:25am | Brooklyn Vegan

(photo via @lightintheattic)

Tickets for The Swellers' last NYC show at The Studio at Webster Hall go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Xiu Xiu and Yvette show at Glasslands go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets to see Geoff Rickly's band No Devotion at Glasslands go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Lavell Crawford (who you may recognize as Huell from Breaking Bad) show at Wellmont Theater go on sale today at 10 AM. Tickets for his show at Caroline's on Broadway are on sale now.

Tickets for the College show at Highline Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Cold War Kids are playing Rough Trade on August 28. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.

Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.

Browse our NYC Concert Calendar for shows happening today and every day - comedy shows, heavy metal concerts (courtesy of our heavy metal blog), and free shows included.

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Bristol Fleece management deny claims they're encouraging a boycott of Fat White Family
Aug 29, 2014 7:21am | NME
The band claim they were ejected from the venue on August 17

Go behind the scenes of the set-up for End of the Road Festival
Aug 29, 2014 7:15am | The Line Of Best Fit
Disclaimer: contains peacocks.

James Murphy to turn data from US Open tennis tournament into 400 hours of new music
Aug 29, 2014 7:01am | NME
Musician collaborates with IBM on experimental new project

Further (pre-Beachwood Sparks) get best-of compilation (stream it); The Tyde touring with Christopher Owens (dates)
Aug 29, 2014 7:00am | Brooklyn Vegan

by Bill Pearis

Before they formed Beachwood Sparks and The Tyde, Brent and Darren Rademaker spent a good chunk of the '90s making noise with their band Further. (Not to be confused with Grateful Dead offshoot Furthur.) Having survived life in slick major label band Shadowland in the late '80s, the Rademakers discovered Dinosaur Jr and did a sonic about-face, releasing a string of singles and albums from 1992 - 1996 on labels like Bongload (home of Beck's "Loser") and Creation imprint Ball. (They also actually toured with Dino Jr. which Lou hoped would annoy J Mascis.) All of their discography is out of print but a new compilation titled Where Were You Then? will be out next week (9/2) via Bad Paintings that cherrypicks 13 tracks from their 7" and EP releases. (Order yours.) We're premiering a stream of the whole compilation which you can listen to below.

Meanwhile, the Rademakers will be out with The Tyde opening for Christopher Owens on a few West Coast dates of his fall tour. The Tyde haven't played the East Coast since CMJ 2006. Those dates are listed, along with the Further compilation stream, below..

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Uziah Sticky Thompson: the man who shaped modern music without you even knowing it
Aug 29, 2014 6:59am | Fact Magazine

You’ve heard a lot of Uziah Sticky Thompson, who died this week aged 78.

Even if you don’t know it, you have. As one of Jamaica’s elite session musicians, he became an integral part of the sound of Sir Coxone Dodd, Lee Scratch Perry, Joe Gibbs and Sly & Robbie, creating the “riddims” that have echoed through the decades via reggae’s versioning and dance music’s samplism.

He was right at the heart of rocksteady and ska, played on several of the all-time landmark 1970s reggae albums The Wailers’ Burnin’, The Congos’ Heart of the Congos, Culture’s Two Sevens Clash among others and went on with Sly & Robbie to join the Compass Point band, who played on an impeccable run of early 1980s records with Grace Jones, Tom Tom Club and Gwen Guthrie. It was through this that his rhythms reached right into the heart of modern club music. He recently described the job of a percussionist as seasoning, which is as good a description as any: without him, whole sections of modern music would have a lot less flavour.

Whole books could be written about the records he’s contributed to, but as a brief tribute, here are ten all-time classic Sticky situations (and one illustration of how he kept his groove well into old age).

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Rustie - Green Language
Aug 29, 2014 6:28am | Drowned In Sound

Danny Brown had an image problem. Until Old, he was a molly popping, kush smoking, fellatio lovin machine. The rapper of choice if you wanted whip-smart rhymes and a hella good time. Then he decided that was all very well, but hed rather be taken seriously. So 10 songs of his third album were about growing up in the Detroit projects, living off food stamps and pushing drugs when he should have stayed in school.

As for the other half? That was one final hurrah to the party animal of yesteryear, and heralding its arrival was Dope Song; a hyperactive fizz of 8-bit synth pyrotechnics produced by Rustie. Because if you needed a DJ to fulfill that caricature, he was the one to call. Now guess what's gone and happened with Green Language...

In fairness to the ebullient Scot, his second album isn't what you'd describe as 'mature'. It's just not Glass Swords. That breathless exploration of treble, bass and the extremities between them both has been slowed a little, and Green Language comes stuffed with a lot more features. The result is a different proposition to Rustie's debut, one that's akin to what his Warp label mates Flying Lotus and Hudson Mohawke have been up to recently.

Where Blood On The Leaves' and Kendrick Lamar fixate on a cast iron concept, Green Language isnt tied to an overall theme. Collaborators like grime veteran D Double E, producer Redinho and hip-hop duo Gorgeous Children are simply peop...

David Lynch reveals he turned down directing video for Kanye West due to lack of ideas
Aug 29, 2014 6:22am | NME
Director was going to produce clip for 'Blood On The Leaves'

James Murphy is turning the US Open into 400+ hours of music
Aug 29, 2014 6:07am | Fact Magazine

James Murphy has partnered with IBM for a new musical project, creating over 400 hours of music from data sourced from tennis matches from the US Open. 

As Dazed reports, Murphy is relying on a three-part alogrithm to make the sounds: the first part is the data provided by the match (fault, second serve, etc), the second is sound output, and the third’s job is to “translate between the tennis and sonic data”.

You can check out how they sound over on the US Open Sessions website.

Weekly album sales in the US hit lowest point since 1991
Aug 29, 2014 6:06am | Fact Magazine

Weekly album sales in the US have reached their lowest point since the Nielson SoundScan system began in 1991.

According to Billboard, last week saw a total of 3.97 million albums sold, the first time weekly sales have fallen below 4 million. The week’s highest-selling album, Wiz Khalifa’s [above] Blacc Hollywood, sold 90,000 in its first week.

An anonymous record label sales executive claims in the article that “Sales have been going in the wrong direction all year. I guess its overdue, when you look at [the growth of streaming].”

You can read the full piece here.

Watch Masters at Work take Boiler Room to school
Aug 29, 2014 6:06am | Fact Magazine

Ahead of a forthcoming 4xCD anthology, New York house duo Masters At Work took over Boiler Room London last week.

Kenny Dope and Louis Vega both played solo sets before combining their powers for a 90-minute Masters at Work set that’s absolutely packed with hits (to be fair, they have a lot more hits than most). You can watch all three sets below – they’re great.

Robert Plant criticises Spotify sound quality
Aug 29, 2014 5:55am | NME
Led Zeppelin placed their entire back catalogue on streaming service in 2013

Stream an outtake from The Bugs Angels & Devils, Swarm
Aug 29, 2014 5:50am | Fact Magazine

With his new album Angels & Devils out this week, The Bug drops an LP outtake through The Wire.

Titled ‘Swarm’, The Bug originally wrote the track with Spaceape in mind as the vocalist, then tried it with Godflesh’s Justin Broadrick, but as he explains, “despite both vocalists recording fantastically intense performances, something about this track still screamed instrumental to me.”

You can stream the track here.

This Tuesday, FACT posted a series of Bug features, including an in-depth interview and artists such as Mala, Kuedo and Kiki Hitomi vouching for their favourite Bug records.

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