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Cursive offshoot The Good Life announces first album in eight years, Everybody
May 28, 2015 11:00am | Cosequence Of Sound

On August 14th, Cursive frontman Tim Kasher will release a new album with his side-project, The Good Life. Everybody’s Coming Down, due out via Saddle Creek, serves as the band’s first LP in eight years following 2007’s Help Wanted Nights. The 12-track effort also comes after a number of Kasher’s other releases, including his 2013 solo record, Adult Film, and the reissue of Cursive’s Ugly Organ last October. That’s the artwork above.

According to a press statement, Everybody’s Coming Down plays out like a “soundtrack to Man’s 21st century existential angst,” which “poses cosmic queries, contemplates regrets, questions self-worth, and examines the possibility of living in the moment, when memories are all that we truly take with us.” Longtime engineer, producer, and collaborator Ben Brodin (First Aid Kit, Conor Oberst) helped record the album at ARC Studios in Omaha, Nebraska; it was later mixed by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Angel Olsen) in Dallas, Texas.

As a preview, The Good Life’s revealed “Everybody”, a chugging rock number streaked with squalling riffs. Check it out below.

Everybody’s Coming Down Tracklist:
01. 7 In The Morning
02. Everybody
03. The Troubadour’s Green Room
04. Holy Shit
05. Flotsam Locked Into A Groove
06. Forever Coming Down
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Creepoid
May 28, 2015 10:54am | StereoGum
The members of the Philly band Creepoid come from a punk rock background, but they make a more expansive form of guitar-rock, one that's sometimes capable of moments of great beauty. The band's new album Cemetery Highrise Slum is coming next month, and we've already posted their songs "American Smile" and "Dried Out." … More »




Oslo
May 28, 2015 10:53am | Fact Magazine

Andre Bratten has been taking his time.

When the Oslo producer spoke to FACT last August as part of our investigation into the city’s changing club scene, he told us he had a new EP due that autumn, a follow-up to his 2013 debut album Be A Man You Ant. He lied: it took another seven months for him to pare down his massive stash of recorded material and tweak it into the tidy six-track release that arrives in a few days’ time.

Math Ilium Ion is a pointed departure from Bratten’s first record, where the squelchy melodies and laidback grooves he coaxed out of his modular synth were infused with the signature space disco of his label boss Prins Thomas and studio pals Lindstrøm and Todd Terje. Since then he’s found himself channelling a harder, more European strain of dance, influenced by his love of German techno and UK labels like Border Community


Oslo
May 28, 2015 10:53am | Fact Magazine

Andre Bratten has been taking his time.

When the Oslo producer spoke to FACT last August as part of our investigation into the city’s changing club scene, he told us he had a new EP due that autumn, a follow-up to his 2013 debut album Be A Man You Ant. He lied: it took another seven months for him to pare down his massive stash of recorded material and tweak it into the tidy six-track release that arrives in a few days’ time.

Math Ilium Ion is a pointed departure from Bratten’s first record, where the squelchy melodies and laidback grooves he coaxed out of his modular synth were infused with the signature space disco of his label boss Prins Thomas and studio pals Lindstrøm and Todd Terje. Since then he’s found himself channelling a harder, more European strain of dance, influenced by his love of German techno and UK labels like Border Community


Demdike Stare release lost Shackleton dubplate from 2005
May 28, 2015 10:53am | Fact Magazine

Demdike Stare have scored another coup for their DDS label, a Shackleton dubplate that has remained unreleased for a decade.

The track dates back to 2005, when Shackleton, Appleblim and Vengeance Tenfold were showcasing the nascent Skull Disco sound in underground venues across London, Manchester and Bristol. According to Boomkat, the record achieved a cult status to those in the know, who assumed it would never be released.

“Pitching down the vocal and reworking the riddim at a sinuous 138bpm halfstep, it continues a long-standing dialogue between UK dance counter-culture and Jamaican soundsystem music, rendering that stentorian vocal with seismic subs and skeletal, impish drums inna claggy echo chamber aesthetic that would serve to define Skull Disco until its burial in 2008,” says Boomkat of the track in a enjoyably hyperbolic review.

The 12″ vinyl pressing also comes with a cassette mixtape from Demdike Stare, “an hour long trip through 50 years of deviant music from deep deep in the archives, taking the Shackleton dubplate as its focal-point and extending out through a myriad refracted ideas and all the way back again.”

The record follows the brilliant Shinichi Atobe album and Micachu tape put out by the label last year. Both the 12″ and tape are available now from Boomkat


Demdike Stare release lost Shackleton dubplate from 2005
May 28, 2015 10:53am | Fact Magazine

Demdike Stare have scored another coup for their DDS label, a Shackleton dubplate that has remained unreleased for a decade.

The track dates back to 2005, when Shackleton, Appleblim and Vengeance Tenfold were showcasing the nascent Skull Disco sound in underground venues across London, Manchester and Bristol. According to Boomkat, the record achieved a cult status to those in the know, who assumed it would never be released.

“Pitching down the vocal and reworking the riddim at a sinuous 138bpm halfstep, it continues a long-standing dialogue between UK dance counter-culture and Jamaican soundsystem music, rendering that stentorian vocal with seismic subs and skeletal, impish drums inna claggy echo chamber aesthetic that would serve to define Skull Disco until its burial in 2008,” says Boomkat of the track in a enjoyably hyperbolic review.

The 12″ vinyl pressing also comes with a cassette mixtape from Demdike Stare, “an hour long trip through 50 years of deviant music from deep deep in the archives, taking the Shackleton dubplate as its focal-point and extending out through a myriad refracted ideas and all the way back again.”

The record follows the brilliant Shinichi Atobe album and Micachu tape put out by the label last year. Both the 12″ and tape are available now from Boomkat


Spoon
May 28, 2015 10:46am | StereoGum
Britt Daniel has said from the beginning that Spoon's floaty, experimental piano-pop single "Inside Out" was inspired by Dr. Dre's 2001. Now one of Dre's fellow West Coast rap veterans, DJ Quik, has produced a new version of the much-remixed track that fully capitalizes on its hip-hop potential. It's the latest offering from Yours … More »



Franz Ferdinand and Sparks
May 28, 2015 10:45am | Cosequence Of Sound

FFS, the super group featuring Franz Ferdinand and glam rockers Sparks, will drop their self-titled debut album on June 8th via Domino Records. Thus far, we’ve heard singles 


Against the Clock: Danny Daze
May 28, 2015 10:38am | Fact Magazine

Against the Clock is a series where we give an artist 10 minutes in the studio and see what they come up with. You can watch all the past episodes here.

Up this time: Danny Daze. Hailing from Miami – home of Miami Bass, Miami Vice and the rest of that good shit – Daze has fired out records this half-decade, on electronic giants like Kompakt and savvier, smaller labels like Ultramajic alike (Ultramajic will be releasing Daze’s new EP, Dual, on June 8). All the gear and a ton of ideas packed into 10 minutes here, as well as some useful analysis of the process afterwards.

The post Against the Clock: Danny Daze appeared first on FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music..





Against the Clock: Danny Daze
May 28, 2015 10:38am | Fact Magazine

Against the Clock is a series where we give an artist 10 minutes in the studio and see what they come up with. You can watch all the past episodes here.

Up this time: Danny Daze. Hailing from Miami – home of Miami Bass, Miami Vice and the rest of that good shit – Daze has fired out records this half-decade, on electronic giants like Kompakt and savvier, smaller labels like Ultramajic alike (Ultramajic will be releasing Daze’s new EP, Dual, on June 8). All the gear and a ton of ideas packed into 10 minutes here, as well as some useful analysis of the process afterwards.

The post Against the Clock: Danny Daze appeared first on FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music..


The New Pornographers
May 28, 2015 10:20am | Cosequence Of Sound

The New Pornographers are about to head out on the road once again in continued support of their latest album, Brill Bruisers. Before they grace the Primavera stage, however, the band’s unveiled a video for the LP track “Champions of Red Wine”.

Directed by Leblanc + Cudmore, who also helmed their previous clip for “Dancehall Domine”, it follows a middle-aged man who seems to be slogging through a particularly rough phase in his life. He drinks day in and day out at various bars in his Cuban hometown, gets into brawls with random strangers, lusts for women he can’t have, and craves any semblance of a meaningful relationship. Towards the end of the clip, he finds solace at the beach, finally, in a very Mad Men sort of way. Watch below.

(Read: Ranking: The New Pornographers from Worst to Best)

Leblanc + Cudmore’s Scott Cudmore offered his thoughts on the clip:

“Obviously there


Spill (ex-Placeholder, We Were Skeletons) sign to Broken World, release new song "Big Boss" (listen)
May 28, 2015 10:20am | Brooklyn Vegan

by Andrew Sacher

Earlier this year, we mentioned that former members of Placeholder and We Were Skeletons formed the band Spill, and put out their debut single "Sucks Either Way.".The band has since signed to Broken World Media (Derrick from TWIABP's label), and they'll release their debut EP on that label later this year. The EP will include the band's brand new track, "Big Boss," which premieres in this post. Like the previous single, "Big Boss" is more in line with Placeholder than We Were Skeletons, which also means it sounds like any number of crunchy '80s/'90s indie rock bands. If you dig stuff like Weezer or Superchunk, this one's probably up your alley. Check it out below.

They've also got a couple shows coming up, including Philly with Hurry and Baltimore with Tim Kinsella. Tour dates are listed below too.

Continue reading "Spill (ex-Placeholder, We Were Skeletons) sign to Broken World, release new song "Big Boss" (listen)" at brooklynvegan


Owen Pallett
May 28, 2015 10:18am | StereoGum
"The Passions," a song off of Owen Pallett's 2013 full-length In Conflict, is a song about forbidden desire and passions falling to ruin. It's a stunning, spine-chilling piece work that will make the hair on the back of your neck stand-straight if you listen to it alone, without distraction. Now, Pallett has shared a … More »



Willis Earl Beal
May 28, 2015 10:18am | StereoGum
For a while, all we had from Chicago's foremost ambient-soul outcast Willis Earl Beal was the piecemeal collection of lo-fi home recordings Acousmatic Sorcery that XL Recordings/Hot Charity rightfully snapped up in 2012. Beal has been vocal before about how the capitalistic aspect of the music industry had a negative impact on his subsequent ability … More »



Christopher Owens released new LP, 'Chrissybaby Forever' (listen) ++ updated tour dates
May 28, 2015 10:15am | Brooklyn Vegan

by Bill Pearis

Christopher Owens surprised released a new album yesterday. Titled Chrissybaby Forever, it's a little more back-to-basics guitar pop for Owens, who dabbled in country and gospel on his last two albums. (There's also at least one song -- "Me Oh My" -- that shows off Owens' love for Felt.) He told Stereogum:

I was tempted to call this Christopher Owens' Album, because for me it's really about getting back to the basics -- just me playing everything with one other person engineering and producing. It's two heads coming together. In the end I did call in a drummer like we did on Girls' albums to play on a few tracks. I guess the one different thing is that I brought in some friends to sing backup vocals. I wanted them to be amateurs and younger girls and very sweet-sounding. I didn't want gospel-style backup professional vocals. I wanted it to be more like campfire sing-along or something like that.
You can stream the whole album below.

As mentioned, Owens' tour starts next week with two NYC shows: June 20 at Baby's All Right (tickets), and June 21 at Mercury Lounge with EZTV (tickets).

Updated tour dates are listed, along with the LP stream, below...

Continue reading "Christopher Owens released new LP, 'Chrissybaby Forever' (listen) ++ updated tour dates" at brooklynvegan

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