January 27th, 2015 at 1:11 pm
In Dean's words:
Dark Red is the second full-length album from Shlohmo, aka 25 year-old Los Angeles native Henry Laufer. The record is an uncanny marriage of his ever-evolving, richly textured sound with shades of ’90s IDM, R&B, cassette-tape Jungle, and, in an unexpected turn, sludge metal. “It sounds like if Electric Wizard tried to make an R&B record,” he says, “or Boards of Canada meets Burzum by the River Styx.”
Shlohmo’s music thus far exists in the poles between the subtly textured tracks of Bad Vibes and the booming sinister synths and hi-hats of his production work and remix… Read more
January 23rd, 2015 at 4:41 pm
Earlier this week, Primavera Sound Barcelona's lineup for 2015 was announce and we are taking up some serious real estate. For those making the pilgrimage this year for the festival's 15th year anniversay, make note of the following:
THURSDAY, May 28
The Thurston Moore Band
FRIDAY, May 29
Belle and Sebastian
Tobias Jesso Jr. (True Panther Sounds)
SATURDAY, May 30
Tickets and more information can be found here.… Read more
January 22nd, 2015 at 5:52 pm
Last September, Erika M. Anderson released 'Back To The Void', a Hive Zine that delved deep into the writing process of The Future's Void in an incredibly vivid and unique way. Another expansion of the album will come with 'I Wanna Destroy.'
I Wanna Destroy is a Virtual Reality environment built in collaboration with Portland-based developer Zach Krausnick and the software company Chroma. This virtual world uses 3D game mechanics to articulate experiences not often explored in mainstream gaming; including guilt, nostalgia, family, and transcendence. Audience members explore a changing 3… Read more
January 22nd, 2015 at 10:00 am
Algiers fuses the rapturous call and response of millenarian gospel, the bellowing urgency of 60s protest soul and the unhinged ferocity of no wave into a visceral music. With an aesthetic informed by sonic revolutionaries from Nina Simone to Suicide, The Minutemen to PJ Harvey, these three émigrés of the American Deep South conjure dead sounds to life in frightening new directions.
“It’s dark stuff, but good grief they’ve got soul” - Marc Burrows, The Guardian
Algiers' self-titled debut album is coming later in 2015 from Matador.
Upcoming NYC shows - tickets on sale now.… Read more
January 22nd, 2015 at 9:12 am by
We're pleased to share the latest video from Interpol's 5th album, 'El Pintor, the Paul Banks/Carlos Puga directed "Everything Is Wrong". It would probably be an exaggeration to say this clip depicts the typical day in New York City for Paul, Daniel and Sam, but only a slight exaggeration.
On Record Store Day (Saturday, April 18) we'll be releasing a 7" of "Everything Is Wrong" b/w "What Is What" featuring cover art by Shepard Fairey (shown below) :
Here's a long list of recently confirmed North American shows, including reschedule dates for the Northeastern shows that were … Read more
January 21st, 2015 at 9:00 am by
(above : talented Glaswegian combo with Harvard grad interloper)
A day after the release of 'Girls in Peacetime Want To Dance', Belle and Sebastian will be appearing on TBS' "Conan" tonight at 11pm eastern (10pm central). Mr. O'Brien's other guests this evening are Evan Rachel Wood and Jason Ritter.
Earlier in the day (4pm eastern), the band will be participating in Reddit's AMA, which either stands for "Ask Me Anything" or "American Medical Association". If it turns out to be the former, there's all sorts of questions about the new album and upcoming touring plans that come to m… Read more