Weekend- Coma Summer (Speculator’s Subconscious Mix) (mp3)
GOLD AND SILVER WEEKEND
Die With Your Chin Up
Chi-town glam rock darlings, The Smith Westerns made one of the year’s best records with Dye it Blonde (Fat Possum) and now, thanks to filmmaker Ray Concepcion, here’s a glimpse of what making that record was like.
Die With Your Chin Up is the resulting short film, a snapshot of a band on the brink something big.”
PHOTO: The Smith Western’s Max Kakacek shot by Matt Draper/The Holloweyed
DIE WITH YOUR CHIN UP.
TONIGHT: Rumble LA
The RUMBLE LA returns tonight at the ECHOPLEX. The event is free. I’ll be DJing between sets from the below bands.
THE RUMBLE: LOS ANGELES - APRIL 7TH @ THE ECHOPLEX - FREE!
Featuring performances from:
Vanaprasta - This LA-based five piece make soaring area ready indie rock that landed them on Pure Volume’s Top Unsigned bands of 2010 with they’re wowed at SXSW with eight shows that had Consequence of Sound touting them as one of the Top 25 to catch in Austin.
Stone Darling- This LA based quartet are serious contenders for Best Coast level stardom in 2011 with dreamy indie pop butchressed with fuzzy guitars. Infectious numbers like “All I Wanna Do” and “Can You Get to That” have been on repeat around here for a while, with classic girl group melodies that would put Spector to shame.
Polls - Comprised of Julien Bellin, David Franklin, and Chris Newcomer, this local trio are channeling 90s indie rock forefathers like Pavement and Sonic Youth with their self-titled debut EP and have LA tastemakers like Brand X and Buzzbands LA singing the praises of their fuzzy yet melodic pop numbers.
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Whirl- Distressor EP
The EP releases April 18th and for fans of Tamaryn, Cocteau Twins, MBV and Ride should take note. Hear the 7-track Distressor EP below.
Portland, OR’s Radiation City’s new full length The Hands That Take You is a mellow, mixture of chamber pop textures and cold sparsity that feels right at home coming from the wooded Pacific Northwest. Grizzly Bear seems to be what some are offering up as RIYL comparison. Hear their latest from Apes Tapes below.
Salem Grows a Ponytail
I’ll be shooting photos for MISHKA, so keep your eyes peeled over at the BLOGLIN for shots.
To celebrate the night, Salem put together the Mother Always Mixtape. All I’ll say is there’s a dragged out version of “Teenage Wasteland.” Snag it below.
CHECK YO SALEM.
Das Pop- The Game
Will Sweeney does an amazing video for Belgian band Das Pop.
The Rumble: LA
The Rumble returns this month with a set that features LA darling pair Kisses sharing the bill with London duo Summer Camp, Belgian band The Tellers and The Lonely Forest, who recently inked a deal with Trans, Chris Walla of Death Cab’s Atlantic-backed imprint. I will also be DJing as Hollow Eyed.
This great set of parties- held in cities all over the country (NY, IL, WA, OR, etc.)- with a chief concern of exposing the masses to new, interesting and up and coming indie acts. More info HERE.
Summer Camp- Jake Ryan (MP3)
THE RUMBLE LA: MARCH 10th, 2011
THE RUMBLE MARCH.
Four Tet x Caribou
PHOTO: MATT DRAPER / THEHOLLOWEYED
The men responsible for two of 2010’s best electronic-stretched long players are readying the release of a coming-soon vinyl split via Four Tet’s Kieran Hebden’s Text imprint. Radio rips of the two tracks,Tet’s retro-grooving “Pinnacles” and Caribou’s Dan Snaith’s (going as Daphni) “Ye Ye,” are below.
Four Tet- “Pinnacles” (BBC Radio Rip)
Daphni (Dan Snaith/Caribou)- “Ye Ye”
Dust La Rock’s ‘B.K. Scum’
For NY-based Dust La Rock’s newest project, the artist has tapped into his fascination with the work of experimental sound collective and multimedia pioneers Psychic TV to create an exhibition of new works entitled B.K. Scum.
Using over 30 years of the group’s sleeve art, videos and assorted propaganda as a starting point to forge a world all his own, the Mishka-presented B.K. Scum is a showcase for Dust’s mastery of symbolism, appropriation, and the power of ritual, fitting in perfectly with the ethos of Psychic TV.
For the show, he has created several new prints and paintings, as well as a fully functioning guitar in the shape of the group’s iconic Psychic Cross logo. In addition to Dust’s art, the B.K. Scum opening will also feature a live reading from Genesis P-Orridge, the founder and only constant member of Psychic TV (along with seminal industrial group Throbbing Gristle) Genesis has been a magnetic and unfailingly innovative presence in music for decades, making this an appearance that is not to be missed.
The show takes place this Friday, March 4th from 7-10pm at the Mishka space at 350 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY
To coincide with the project, Dust has teamed up with Trouble and Basser Star Eyes for a mixtape, B.K. Scum,a collection of Psychic TV material and some exclusive vocal appearances from Genesis. Download it HERE.
Faris Badwan, frontman of UK gloomers The Horrors has hooked up with a Canadian-bred, London-based opera soprano/multi-instrumentalist Rachel Zeffira for a new project called Cat Eyes. Track “Not a Friend” is a billowing, late night hymn of retro reminisce that certainly will take some fans of The Horrors herky-jerk-roots and post-punk density aback. All of the pair’s artwork/photogrpahy is thanks to artist Chris Cunningham.
CAT EYES- “Not a Friend”
The band have a few upcoming US dates
05/03: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
05/06: Los Angeles, CA @ Natural History Museum
05/07: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
One Hand Clapping NYC
I love Tim Sweeney’s radio show, Beats in Space. The dude’s been going at it for years having featured some of the best electronic acts in his WNYU studio. Joined by Italians Do It Better honcho Mike Simonetti, this Friday, the pair are DJing in Brooklyn for a One Hand Clapping-presents show at Cameo. I was invited, but seeing as how I am in LA, you, shivering Brooklynite (comparatively) should go in my stead.
One Hand Clapping Presents Tim Sweeney + Mike Simonetti 12$ cover
Cameo Gallery- 93 North Sixth St. Brooklyn, NY 12111
TERMINAL TWILIGHT- THE FIRE OF LOVE (MP3) (Italians Do It Better)
ONE ITALIAN HAND IN SPACE.
Liturgy- “High Gold”
Brooklyn’s blistering death metal thrashers Liturgy are set to release their new album, Aesthethica, via Thrill Jockey on May 10th. Renihilation, their debut was easily one of my favorite releases from 2009.
The first song to come out from Aesthethica is “High Gold,” which you can snag below.
LITURGY- High Gold (mp3)
“I CAN CHANGE”
James Murphy hits the Colbert Report for a quick interview about Bieber at 40, making coffee and what he’s going to do after LCD is RIP. Him and the band perform “I Can Change” after.
LCD’s farewell shows kick off at Terminal 5 March 28.