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SXSW 2016 Adds Sun Kil Moon, Faust, Empress Of, Anderson .Paak, & More
Feb 12, 2016 11:57am | StereoGum
SXSW 2016SXSW is fast-approaching, and the festival already announced the 2016 lineup in three separate tiers. According to a release, Sun Kil Moon, Faust, Empress Of, Anderson .Paak, Flatbush Zombies, Faust, Børns, and more were added to the lineup today. SXSW's music week takes place 3/15-20 in Austin, TX. We'll be down … More »










The Soft Moon streaming remix comp, add third Brooklyn show to tour (updated dates)
Feb 12, 2016 11:55am | Brooklyn Vegan

(photo by Vincent Arbelet)
The Soft Moon

The Soft Moon will be in NYC this weekend for shows at Market Hotel and Saint Vitus, both of which are now sold out. If you want more, you're in luck: The Soft Moon have just added another show, playing Brooklyn's Baby's All Right on Thursday, February 18. That's a late show (midnight doors) and tickets are on sale now.

On the minus side: the band's van was broken into in Oakland, CA a couple weeks back, and thieves made off with synths, guitars, merch and other stuff. There's a Go-Fund-Me set up if you'd like to help out.

Updated tour dates are listed, along with a stream of their upcoming remix LP, below...

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David Byrne pens essay on the unexpected, terrifying political rise of Donald Trump
Feb 12, 2016 11:45am | Cosequence Of Sound

Donald Trump won big at the New Hampshire primary this month, and nearly overtook Ted Cruz in Iowa, much to the fear of Democrats and Republicans alike. In South Carolina, whose primary is set for February 20th, the businessman turned pseudo politician is again leading in the polls and looks to be on his way to a back-to-back victory.

In a lengthy new essay, David Byrne examines Trump’s incredible and unexpected political rise, specifically tackling the question that’s likely on many Americans’ minds: “How are Trump supporters so seemingly unaware of his lies and bullshit, and the ridiculousness of many of his positions and ideas?”

The Talking Heads frontman, who previously broke down the “unknown finances of music streaming,” pointed to a few specific factors that have led to the success of Trump’s presidential campaign: Americans’ distrust in the government; middle-class Americans’ belief that the American dream is no longer attainable; and the popularity of social media, which Byrne says fosters insularity and makes it impossible for Trump proponents to be exposed to criticism and differing opinions.

Below are a few choice excerpts which highlight his points.

On Americans’ belief that Congress answers to corporations, not the people:

“Congress is beholden to the money of special interests and consequently the voice of the people...


Arabot releasing 'The Gospel' (stream a new track, "I Run")
Feb 12, 2016 11:44am | Brooklyn Vegan

by Andrew Sacher

Arabrot

Norwegian noise rockers Arabrot will follow last year's You Bunch of Idiots EP with their first full length since 2013's self-titled, The Gospel, on February 26 via Fysisk Format. So far they've released two songs, and we've now got the premiere of a third, "I Run." It's got vocal angst that's almost Nirvana-ish, but with sinister piano parts that make it much more than grunge revival. Listen, with the other two songs, below.

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The weeks best mixes: Boy Better Know, DJ Marfox and Ennio Morricone
Feb 12, 2016 11:32am | Fact Magazine

Each week, FACT trawls through the untamed world of free mixes, radio specials and live blends so you dont have to.

This week’s list has it all: grime from Boy Better Know’s debut Radar Radio show, kuduro from Portuguese artist DJ Marfox and an Egyptian-themed visual mix from World Unknown’s Andy Blake. For something a little more subdued, there’s also a primer to the career of Ennio Morricone from London create-digger Cherrystones.

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Wench Sick
Feb 12, 2016 11:28am | StereoGum
WenchThe long-teased collab project of Arca and Hood By Air's Shayne Oliver, Wench, was debuted with a video last fall at the Hood By Air SS16 show during fashion week. The audio was an edit of multiple genres and artists including Chemical Brothers, Cher, Arthur Russell, Crystal Castles, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, t.A.T.u, and Chris … More »









FML: A Day In TLOP With The Kanye Stans At MSG
Feb 12, 2016 11:21am | StereoGum
Kanye West Yeezy Season 3We know everything now. You can take the blue pill in whatever form you like -- Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, whichever particularly moves your thumbs -- and go down the rabbit hole to sort out all the minute details. But there were certain things you had to be at Madison Square Garden for … More »









5 Canadian instrument makers pushing music gear into weird new places
Feb 12, 2016 11:19am | Chart Attack

Ever wonder where Daft Punk, Deadmau5, Devo, and Nick Cave get their sounds? The answer might be closer than you think.

Whether youre a guitar player or a synthesizer geek, some of the most unique instruments and pieces of equipment on the market today are coming from Canada. Canadian musicians have long had a reputation for exploring the weirder ends of the spectrum, so its not that surprising that many of the Canucks designing and building musical equipment are also committed to strange sounds and concepts. Maybe its the result of cabin fever over long winters, or maybe it comes from seeing the advantages of specialization when youre a small company.

We caught up with some of the people pushing the limits of gear, giving artists the tools to push into strange and interesting new directions.

Modcan

daftpunk

Daft Punk's Modcan System

If you're the kind of person who would consider buying a synth bigger than...


Noel Fielding adds sixth NYC show (tickets on sale)
Feb 12, 2016 11:17am | Brooklyn Vegan

Noel Fielding

Back in November we mentioned that contemporary British comedy icon Noel Fielding had rescheduled his previously postponed NYC Gramercy Theater appearances to March 15 - March 19. Those shows unsurprisingly sold out faster than you can say "Mighty Boosh." Thankfully, he's added another show at the Gramercy on Monday March 14. Tickets are on sale now.

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The Staves Horizons Video
Feb 12, 2016 11:01am | StereoGum
The StavesI stay stanning for the Staves; maybe somebody the rest of the world will catch up, especially now that the Stavely-Taylor sisters are official members of the reactivated Bon Iver. Your latest chance to get on board with this extremely talented band is Kelly Teacher's video for French horn-laden If … More »









All Eyez On Me Turns 20
Feb 12, 2016 10:57am | StereoGum
2Pac - All Eyez On MeWhen Tupac Shakur signed with Death Row Records, he had no other real options. Late in 1995, Shakur was stuck in a prison cell, awaiting appeal after being convicted of sexual assault, with no way to pay his $1.4 million bail. Suge Knight came to him with an offer: He'd pay that bail, but Shakur … More »









Drake to receive Torontos Key to the City
Feb 12, 2016 10:40am | Cosequence Of Sound

As far as Toronto exports go, they don’t get much bigger than Drake. The rapper has long been a strong vocal emissary for his hometown, and now the city is returning that love. Mayor John Tory has announced that he’ll be presenting Drizzy with the Key to the City on Friday.

Mayor Tory shared the news in a series of tweets. “This is a man who has achieved wild success, by any standard. And more than anything, he wants great things for Toronto,” the mayor wrote. “We must celebrate our talent & harness it for change. This isnt swagger. It is key.”

Going to try a twitter essay. Start it from the bottom.

— John Tory (@JohnTory) February 11, 2016

I was lucky recently to spend time with a man who is well known in our city and around the world.

— John Tory (@JohnTory) February 11, 2016

I knew his name, I knew his face & I knew his music. And we wanted the chance to get to know one another, and talk about the city we love.

— John Tory (@JohnTory) February 11, 2016

In our conversations, he told me how he feels about Toronto. He told me what it means to him to b...


Watch Albert Hammond Jr. Play Caught By My Shadow On James Corden
Feb 12, 2016 10:36am | StereoGum
Albert Hammond Jr on James CordenJames Corden is an English man of a certain age, so it seems very, very likely that he loves the Strokes. Last night, he had one of them on his show. Albert Hammond Jr., his hair growing out and once again approaching Is This It-era frizz-levels, came through to perform "Caught By My Shadow," … More »









Benny Hester giving the first-ever release to his 1972 rock album with Elvis Presley's backing band (stream a track)
Feb 12, 2016 10:31am | Brooklyn Vegan

by Andrew Sacher

Benny Hester

Singer/songwriter Benny Hester got most famous as a contemporary Christian artist (including his hit "When God Ran"), but before that he was a rock musician who recorded an album in 1972 that never got released. It was recorded with Elvis Presley's backing group, The TCB Band, which included Ron Tutt, James Burton, Glen Hardin and Jerry Scheff, as well as Larry Muhoberac and Joe Osborn. The album, titled Benny..., very much sounds like a rock album of that era, and the music will likely be a lot more interesting to readers of this website than "When God Ran." The album comes out next week (2/19) via Moraine Music Group (pre-order via PledgeMusic), and we've got an early listen of its track "Give Your Love Forever." Check it out below.

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Ty Segall & The Muggers played "Candy Sam" on 'Colbert' (video)...and a secret late show at Baby's All Right
Feb 12, 2016 10:29am | Brooklyn Vegan

photo by PSquared Photography; words by Bill Pearis

ty segall
ty segall

Ty Segall & The Muggers were in NYC last night to play The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. They performed "Candy Sam" from Emotional Mugger, and going with the title, Ty showered the audience with assorted sweets. Video of that is below.

After that, Ty and the band (which includes King Tuff, Mikal Cronin and Cory Hanson from Wand) headed to Baby's All Right for their own (secret) late show -- playing a wild, tequila-soaked set that started well after 2 AM. Can't complain about the start time too much, it was free. We'll have a full set of pics and report of the mayhem soon. Stay tuned.

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