DOWNLOAD: Nicolas Jaar - "Keep Me There" (MP3)
"Nicolas Jaar was born the 10th of January 1990 in New York but spent most of his childhood in Santiago de chile. Haunted by Mulato Astatke and Erik Satie, he started making electronic music in 2004. At the age of 17, he made his debut on Wolf + Lamb records. Now 21 years old, Nico runs his own label clown & sunset and just released his debut album 'space is only noise" [nicolasaar.net]Pitchfork gave the album Best New Music. Download a track above. Clash says that, "Using a full band set up, Nicolas Jaar played a sold out show in London earlier this year. The results were breathtaking, sitting somewhere between free jazz, out there electronics and straight ahead techno." Nicolas plays again with a live band at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC on May 27. It's their only US show at before heading out on a European tour that includes performances at Glastonbury, Melt, and Sonar Festival.
The LPR show is being opened by Valentin Stip, who just released an EP on Jaar's Clown & Sunset label. According to a facebook status on Nicolas' page, it's his last US show until the fall. Tickets are still on sale now.
Nicolas recently recorded a cover of Abdullah Ibrahim's "Ishmael" live at Maida Vale BBC Studios in London. Listen to that, with all dates below...
Nicolas Jaar - "Ishmael (Abdullah Ibrahim cover)
Ishmael (Abdullah Ibrahim cover)- Nicolas Jaar (band) by Clown and Sunset
Nicolas Jaar 2011 Dates
Fri, 27 May - Le Poisson Rouge New York, NY w/ Valentin Stip
Fri, 03 Jun - Nuits Sonores 2011 - Night 3 at MarchŽ Gare / The South, France
Wed, 08 Jun - Nicolas Jaar - Live In Bristol at Thekla / West + Wales, United Kingdom
Thu, 16 Jun - Sonar By Day 2011 - Thursday at CCCB / Barcelona, Spain
Wed, 22 Jun - Nicolas Jaar at Exil / Switzerland
Sat, 25 Jun - Glastonbury 2011 - Saturday at Worthy Farm / West + Wales, United Kingdom
Wed, 29 Jun - Me.002 - Nicolas Jaar Band & John Roberts at Cabaret Sauvage / Paris, France
Thu, 30 Jun - Dekmantel Special at Paradiso / Amsterdam, Netherlands
Fri, 01 Jul - Festival Calvi On The Rocks at ThŽ‰tre De Verdure / The South, France
Thu, 14 Jul - Electronic Stage at Praia do Meco / Portugal
Fri, 15 Jul - 10 Days Off 2011 at Vooruit / Belgium
Fri, 15 Jul - Melt! Festival 2011 Day 1 at Ferropolis / Leipzig, Germany
Sat, 16 Jul - Melt! Festival 2011 Day 2 at Ferropolis / Leipzig, Germany
Wed, 27 Jul - Nicolas Jaar - Live at fabric / London, United Kingdom