Music

"Subtext" by John Foxx & Harold Budd

DreamChimneyTrackoftheDay - Mon, 2014-07-28 20:05
As a brand-new Chimney dad, this album, and especially this track, has already become a crucial late-night resource, along with Prati Bagnati Del Monte Analogo (thanks for the tip on that one, Sorcerer).
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"F (som i farbror)" by Farbror Resande Mac

DreamChimneyTrackoftheDay - Mon, 2014-07-28 20:05
stoked to have a new FRM mix.
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The Dillinger Escape Plan playing Party Smasher Inc show at Saint Vitus on Thursday before NIN/Soundgarden tour

Brooklyn Vegan - Mon, 2014-07-28 20:03

Dillinger Escape Plan at MHOW in 2013 (more by Rebecca Reed )

The Nine Inch Nails / Soundgarden tour hits the NYC-area this week, including the NJ show on Saturday (8/2) that The Dillinger Escape Plan open. Right before DEP hook up with that tour though, they'll headline a much smaller show in NYC on Thursday (7/31) at Saint Vitus with local-ish openers Torrential Downpour and Meek Is Murder, both of whom have a tech-y sound that will pair well with DEP, and Mothership. $5 tickets go on sale Tuesday (7/29) at noon. Flyer below.

The show is presented by Party Smasher Inc, the "collective of creative professionals and artistic provocateurs" that was founded by DEP guitarist Ben Weinman, and just recently launched their website, which is a "one-stop portal for musicians, photographers, illustrators, fashion designers and industry mavericks of all stripes."

Updated DEP dates are listed, with that flyer and the Party Smasher Inc logo, below...

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The Dillinger Escape Plan playing Party Smasher Inc show at Saint Vitus on Thursday before NIN/Soundgarden tour

Brooklyn Vegan - Mon, 2014-07-28 20:03

Dillinger Escape Plan at MHOW in 2013 (more by Rebecca Reed )

The Nine Inch Nails / Soundgarden tour hits the NYC-area this week, including the NJ show on Saturday (8/2) that The Dillinger Escape Plan open. Right before DEP hook up with that tour though, they'll headline a much smaller show in NYC on Thursday (7/31) at Saint Vitus with local-ish openers Torrential Downpour and Meek Is Murder, both of whom have a tech-y sound that will pair well with DEP, and Mothership. Tickets go on sale Tuesday (7/29) at noon. Flyer below.

The show is presented by Party Smasher Inc, the "collective of creative professionals and artistic provocateurs" that was founded by DEP guitarist Ben Weinman, and just recently launched their website, which is a "one-stop portal for musicians, photographers, illustrators, fashion designers and industry mavericks of all stripes."

Updated DEP dates are listed, with that flyer and the Party Smasher Inc logo, below...

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Samhain reunion lineup revealed (Danzig Legacy members + Baroness guitarist); Misfits & Jello Biafra added to GWAR-B-Q

Brooklyn Vegan - Mon, 2014-07-28 19:28

by Ian Chainey

Danzig at Riot Fest in 2013 (more by Kirstie Shanley)

Samhain now have a guitarist and a solidified lineup for their upcoming run of 30 Bloody Years dates. First, the addition: Peter Adams of Baroness. Says Peter, "I'm truly excited, It's a great honor to share the stage with Samhain on the 30th Anniversary of Initium! Samhain has helped shape how I've played music, and the music I've listened to, since I was a teenager and will continue to, on into the future. To be a part of this legacy is great beyond words!" The rest of the group is rounded out by Danzig Legacy players London May and Steve Zing. (Yep, no Eerie Von. Maybe next reunion.) And, you know, Glenn Danzig will be there. Samhain is set to play Riot Fest, Housecore Horror Fest, and Samhain Night at NYC's Best Buy Theater among other dates.

In related news (and mentioning them here might be the only way to get the two together besides a lawsuit), the Misfits have been added to GWAR-B-Q. They'll be joined by Jello Biafra, the other recent add to an expanded lineup that includes Hatebreed, Body Count, Revocation, Iron Reagan, Goatwhore, Noisem, and more. You can find the updated bill below. GWAR-B-Q will kick off on August 16 at Richmond, Virginia's Hadad's Lake.

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The Lees of Memory (ex-Superdrag) releasing an album on SideOneDummy & Burger (watch a video)

Brooklyn Vegan - Mon, 2014-07-28 18:58

by Andrew Sacher

photo by Elvis Wilson

Like a handful of '90s alt rock one-Buzz-Bin-song-wonders, Superdrag were more than just "Sucked Out" and had a pretty good career that produced some worthy deeper cuts. They broke up in '03 but briefly reunited in the late 2000s, resulting in a 2009 reunion album. After that, singer John Davis formed the '80s-punk inspired Epic Ditch with alt-rock mega producer Nick Raskulinecz, and he's now fronting a new band, The Lees of Memory with Superdrag guitarist Brandon Fisher and Epic Ditch drummer Nick Slack.

The band's debut album, Sisyphus Says, comes out September 16 on digital/vinyl via melodic punk powerhouse SideOneDummy and on cassette via garage rock label/lifestyle Burger Records (side note: this means at least two '90s alt-rockers have recently joined Burger), but it sounds more like it should've come out on early '90s Creation. Though the snotty, crunchy power pop of their '90s days did have some shoegaze influence, they've fully immersed themselves in the sounds of My Bloody Valentine for this one. (Some of the material on that '09 comeback album hinted more strongly at this too.) Raskulinecz produced it. Get a taste from the Elvis Wilson-directed video for first single "We Are Siamese" (via Stereogum), below.

SideOne is also giving Superdrag's Head Trip In Every Key its first vinyl release and putting out a collection of Head Trip demos, Jokers w/ Tracers, on August 12.

Watch the new Lees of Memory video, and revisit a Head Trip track, below...

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Alvvays released debut LP, playing free NYC record release show tonight ++ more pics from Seaport show w/ Protomartyr

Brooklyn Vegan - Mon, 2014-07-28 18:28

photos by Chris La Putt; words by Bill Pearis

Alvvays / Protomartyr @ Seaport Music Fest 7/11/2014

Canadian band Alvvays released their self-titled debut album last week (7/22) via Polyvinyl. It's fully of ridiculously catchy indiepop and gives terms like "winsome" a good name. If you haven't heard it yet you can stream it via Rdio. The band are currently in NYC and will play a record release show tonight (7/28) at Rough Trade. It's free and all ages, doors at 6:30 PM with the show starting at 7 PM.

Alvvays were here not too long ago, playing the kickoff show for the 2014 Seaport Music Festival (7/11) with Protomartyr. We already posted one set of pictures from that show, but another set is in this post. More pictures below...

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A Sunny Day in Glasgow played Baby's All Right with Ice Choir and Jason Bartell (pics)

Brooklyn Vegan - Mon, 2014-07-28 17:58

photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis

ASDIG @ Baby's All Right 7/26/2014

"This is the best night of our tour," exclaimed A Sunny Day in Glasgow guitarist Josh Meakim on stage Saturday night (7/26) at Baby's All Right. Maybe they said that to all their audiences, but it certainly felt true. The band were beaming at the sold-out-show and sounded genuinely terrific. Not an easy thing to do, given the complex, glitchy nature of the band's new album, Sea When Absent. Jen Goma joined the band back in 2010 (from an open-call) but her influence on the band seems especially strong now. In addition to her very strong vocal capabilities (which match great with ASDIG's other singer, Annie Fredrickson), Goma (who is also in People Get Ready and toured with Pains of Being Pure at Heart) has a genuine positive energy that seemed to flow out to all the other band members and the audience. (Touring the most celebrated album of their career doesn't hurt morale/energy either.) All smiles. Great show. Pictures from their set are in this post.

Earlier in the night were Ice Choir, the current main focus of Kurt Feldman (TPOBPAH, Depreciation Guild) and recent remixer of ASDIG's "Bye Bye, Big Ocean (The End)," who are an almost clinical recreation of 1984 New Pop (Scritti Politti, Prefab Sprout) right down to the syn-drums. Opening the show was guitar-and-loop-pedal man Jason Bartell (of Fang Island who also remixed ASDIG). He began his set sitting on the edge of the stage playing a few solo songs before Cassandra Jenkins joined him for a few songs on guitar and vocals. Pics from both their sets, plus more of A Sunny Day in Glasgow, below.

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Beastie Boys mural at Paul's Boutique corner is done (pics)

Brooklyn Vegan - Mon, 2014-07-28 17:24

We mentioned on Friday (7/25) that a Beastie Boys mural was being painted over the weekend at the LES corner of Ludrow and Rivington where the Paul's Boutique cover art was shot, in honor of that album's 25th anniversary. The mural's now finished, and SPIN points out that the artist behind it, Danielle Mastrion, has posted pictures to her instagram. That's the finished mural above. Check out a few more from the process, below...

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A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Diamond Youth, Prawn and Field Mouse add dates to Topshelf Records tour, including NYC

Brooklyn Vegan - Mon, 2014-07-28 16:56

by Andrew Sacher

AGBPOL at Brooklyn Night Bazaar in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Topshelf Records has put out a handful of excellent releases over the past few years, and this year four of its bands will head out on Topshelf's first-ever label tour. The tour showcases how diverse the label is at the moment, with A Great Big Pile of Leaves who make chilled-out mathy indie pop not unlike Minus the Bear, Diamond Youth who have kind of a QOTSA-meets-Weezer thing going on, Prawn who do justice to Kinsella-style emo, and Field Mouse who mix shoegaze and '90s-style alt-pop. The tour was announced earlier this month, but more dates have since been added including a NYC show happening October 2 at The Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

AGBPOL just played NYC when their tour with Braid hit MHOW (7/26) over the weekend. Prawn play here this weekend when their tour with Foxing and The Hotelier hits The Studio at Webster Hall on Saturday (8/2) (tickets).

All dates are listed, with streams of all four bands, below...

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Minus the Bear releasing an album of rarities, touring (dates +++ BrooklynVegan presale for Gramercy Theatre)

Brooklyn Vegan - Mon, 2014-07-28 16:47

Minus the Bear at Best Buy Theater in 2013 (more by Dylan Johnson)

Minus the Bear will release Lost Loves on October 7 via Dangerbird Records which features b-sides, rarities and unreleased material from throughout their career. Check out the artwork and tracklist, with a few streams of the previously-released b-sides, below.

The band have a few festival appearances and one-offs coming up like a Converse Rubber Tracks show in Brazil with Brand New and LA's Sunset Strip Music Festival with Janes Addiction (performing Nothing's Shocking), Failure and more. They'll go a full tour this fall though, which hits NYC on October 15 at Saint Vitus and October 17 at Gramercy Theatre. Those show, and several others, will be opened by O'Brother. Tickets for Gramercy go on sale Friday (8/1) at 10 AM, with a BrooklynVegan presale starting Tuesday (7/29) at 10 AM. Check back here Tuesday morning for the password. Vitus tix will be on sale soon. There's also an ongoing VIP presale for most dates (Vitus isn't on there at the moment either).

All dates are listed, with streams and the LP info, below...

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The Horrors postpone tour dates: MHOW show canceled; Stage 48 show now happening earlier (updated dates)

Brooklyn Vegan - Mon, 2014-07-28 16:28

The Horrors @ Austin Psych Fest 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)

Dear friends, family, supporters, deadly sworn enemies and others

Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond our control we have had to reshuffle our US and European tours at the end of this year. We can only apologise to anyone who already has tickets to the dates affected - we hate cancelling shows but this situation was unavoidable. We'll be back on the road next year and make sure we return to all the places we missed on this run.

The Horrors xThe reshuffling of The Horrors' tours means postponing much of their fall North American tour with Moon Duo. West Coast dates are still happening, but the rest of the country will have to wait until later. Except NYC, that is: The Horrors' show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 5 has been canceled but the Stage 48 show, originally scheduled for November 4, will now happen on October 21. Tickets are still available, all previously purchased tickets will be honored, and refunds are available at point of purchase.

Updated Horrors tour dates are listed below...

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The Wytches played two NYC shows (pics from Glasslands w/ HEAT and Slavve)

Brooklyn Vegan - Mon, 2014-07-28 16:05

photos by PSquared; words by Bill Pearis

The Wytches @ Glasslands 7/25/2014

After touring the West Coast with Cloud Nothings, UK trio The Wytches played their first NYC shows last week, playing Mercury Lounge on Thursday (7/25) and Glasslands on Friday with Montreal's HEAT and local duo Slavve. Photos from the Glasslands show are in this post. I swung by Mercury Lounge after Teenage Fanclub and was glad I did -- their mix of punk, stoner riffs and garage makes for a good live show. Those influences also add up, basically, to early Sub Pop grunge but The Wytches play with the kind of enthusiasm that's hard to fake. Their forthcoming record, Annabel Dream Reader (out 8/26 on Partisan), does a pretty good job at capturing that energy but do see them live if you get the chance.

I also caught HEAT on Saturday (7/26) at their free matinee show at Rough Trade. Crowd was sparse for their 2 PM set but they sounded good, sporting a variety of post Velvet Underground influences and a detached cool attitude (not a million miles from The Strokes). Original? No, but they do it well. Keep an eye out -- they'll be back for CMJ if not before. Pics from their Glasslands set, plus ones of Slavve and more of The Wytches, below...

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The Wytches played two NYC shows (pics from Glasslands w/ HEAT and Slavve)

Brooklyn Vegan - Mon, 2014-07-28 16:05

photos by PSquared; words by Bill Pearis

The Wytches @ Glasslands 7/25/2014

After touring the West Coast with Cloud Nothings, UK trio The Wytches played their first NYC shows last week, playing Mercury Lounge on Thursday (7/25) and Glasslands on Friday with Montreal's HEAT and local duo Slavve. Photos from the Glasslands show are in this post. I swung by Mercury Lounge after Teenage Fanclub and was glad I did -- their mix of punk, stoner riffs and garage makes for a good live show. Those influences also add up, basically, to early Sub Pop grunge but The Wytches play with the kind of enthusiasm that's hard to fake. Their forthcoming record, Annabel Dream Reader (out 8/26 on Partisan), does a pretty good job at capturing that energy but do see them live if you get the chance.

I also caught HEAT on Saturday (7/26) at their free matinee show at Rough Trade. Crowd was sparse for their 2 PM set but they sounded good, sporting a variety of post Velvet Underground influences and a detached cool attitude (not a million miles from The Strokes). Original? No, but they do it well. Keep an eye out -- they'll be back for CMJ if not before. Pics from their Glasslands set, plus ones of Slavve and more of The Wytches, below...

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Spider Bags streaming new LP, made a live session video

Brooklyn Vegan - Mon, 2014-07-28 15:55

As discussed, Spider Bags are releasing their fourth album and first for Merge, Frozen Letter, next week (8/5) and you can now stream it on NPR ahead of its release date. They also filmed a new live session (video by Andrew Johnson) for one of the album's singles, "Back With You Again in the World," a nice '60s-inspired garage rocker. That video premieres in this post and can be watched below.

The band's previously announced tour begins soon after the album's release, and brings them to NYC on August 19 at Union Pool with Las Rosas and The Rally. Tickets for that show are still available.

All dates are listed, with the new video, below...

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Spider Bags streaming new LP, made a live session video

Brooklyn Vegan - Mon, 2014-07-28 15:55

As discussed, Spider Bags are releasing their fourth album and first for Merge, Frozen Letter, next week (8/5) and you can now stream it on NPR ahead of its release date. They also filmed a new live session (video by Andrew Johnson) for one of the album's singles, "Back With You Again in the World," a nice '60s-inspired garage rocker. That video premieres in this post and can be watched below.

The band's previously announced tour begins soon after the album's release, and brings them to NYC on August 19 at Union Pool with Las Rosas and The Rally. Tickets for that show are still available.

All dates are listed, with the new video, below...

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Back Back Forward Punch – Solid Gold + Remixes

DiscoBelle - Mon, 2014-07-28 15:45

Melbourne electronic duo Back Back Forward Punch treated us to their downtempo electropop tune “Solid Gold” a few weeks ago and now they share two stunning remixes of the track. First up is Canadian beat connoisseur Pat Lok, who flips the track into a tune with a slight 90s R&B flavor. The second remix comes from Brisban wunderkid cln, who takes us on a dark journey, creating a deeply dynamic atmospheric sound. Both remixes are available as free downloads via Back Back Forward Punch’s Facebook page.

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Following a string of hugely successful releases from the likes...

Welikei Indie - Mon, 2014-07-28 15:21


Following a string of hugely successful releases from the likes of Oliver Heldens & Cash Cash, Parlophone’s vital dance imprint FFRR have joined forces with the influential dance channel Eton Messy to bring you the hugely anticipated new single from UK duo Just Kiddin. The infectious new track “Thinking About It” is now available via Beatport.

Thinking About It (Extended mix) ✞ buy

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Veruca Salt played Bowery Ballroom & Music Hall of Williamsburg (pics, setlist, video from MHOW)

Brooklyn Vegan - Mon, 2014-07-28 15:10

photos by Adela Loconte

Veruca Salt @ MHOW 7/25/2014

Towards the end of the evening, Louise confirmed that the band were in good spirits, telling the crowd "So, this great thing happened. Nina and I got over our shit." She also thanked us for selling out the show in 4 minutes (!), saying this was proof that we were the best New York audience. By the time the time came for their most notable hit "Seether", the crowed lost its mind, singing back every word, almost overtaking the band. Right before they played it, a guy next to me screamed "here it is, don't fight it!" He had no reason to be worried, every single body in the Bowery Ballroom lost their shit. - [We All Want Someone to Shout For]The reactivated original lineup of Veruca Salt played their first NYC shows since the Clinton years last week, hitting Bowery Ballroom on Thursday (7/24, same night as their onetime DGC labelmates Teenage Fanclub were playing River Rocks), and Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday (7/25). In addition to new songs "It's Holy" and "Museum of Broken Relationships," the band delivered '90s faves like "Seether," "Number One Blind," "Shutterbug," and "Victrola." Setlist, pics and video of "Number One Blind" from the MHOW show are in this post.

Portland, OR band Battleme opened both NYC shows. Pics from their MHOW set, plus more of Veruca Salt, below...

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Black Cobra & Lo-Pan touring together, playing IO-presented show at Saint Vitus w/ Kings Destroy & Godmaker (dates)

Brooklyn Vegan - Mon, 2014-07-28 15:00

by Ian Chainey

Black Cobra at SXSW 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)

Deafening duo Black Cobra will be heading out on the road for a month long tour with fellow thick-tone rockers Lo-Pan. The tour gets rolling at the end of August and winds through places like Austin, Boston, and Chicago. On September 18, the two will roll into NYC's Saint Vitus for an Invisible Oranges-presented show. Kings Destroy and Godmaker are also on the bill. Tickets for Saint Vitus are available now. All dates are listed below.

Black Cobra have racked up the miles this year, including a short jaunt with the recently reformed Cutthroats 9. They'll also be working on their next full-length with a prospective release window of early 2015. Tourmates and brothers in heft Lo-Pan will be dropping their new album Colossus through stoner sanctuary Small Stone Recordings on October 7. NYC doomers Kings Destroy are riding the positive press wave of sophomore release A Time of Hunting which came out last year. Finally, sludgesters Godmaker have been bringing the riffs at dates like the recent Mortals record release show.

All dates are listed, with streams of all 4 bands on the Vitus show, below...

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