Posted in music on October 1, 2012

NY Mag

Grizzly Bear are on the cover of the new issue of NY Magazine, which makes two weeks in a row that Brooklyn was prominently featured.

Despite making it into Billboard's Top 10 with their new album, Shields, the band still aren't making a lot of money.

Check out pictures from the show they just played in Chicago with Lower Dens.

And speaking of Brooklyn, get ready for Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas.

"The Artwork of Robert Pollard & Tobin Sprout" is opening in Brooklyn soon. Meanwhile check out our recent Guided by Voices pictures from both Austin and the Deluna Fest in Florida.

Crystal Castles and HEALTH play Roseland on Wednesday (10/3). We're giving away tickets here and on our Facebook too.

Also on Wednesday, M83 plays Hammerstein Ballroom and we're giving away tickets to that on Facebook too. Tickets are also still on sale.

Another Facebook contest: win tickets to see Raveonettes and Melody's Echo Chamber at Webster Hall on Friday (10/5).

The Compact Disc turns 30 years old today. The first CD pressed in America was Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA (though Billy Joe's 52nd Street came out in Japan before that). What was the first CD you bought?

Speaking of Bruce Springsteen, Kenny's Castaways, where he used to play is hosting their final show tonight.

Producer and TV On the Radio member Dave Sitek has launched Federal Prism, "a new record label where Sitek will personally record, mix, produce, and release a series of limited edition 12-inch vinyl picture discs with a uniquely curator-driven perspective. The vinyl will be limited to 500 numbered copies each with a jacket personally hand silkscreened by Sitek."

Federal Prism's first release is "Destroyer" by Telepathe. "The b-side of the vinyl will feature a remix by Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor with Alessandro Cortini and Atticus Ross. Sitek adds, "I told Trent I was starting my own label and would love to have him remix something on the first release. I sent him the session and before he actually said 'YES', he sent back this mighty dark space that he, Alessandro and Atticus had built for me! I was shocked and am certain I will have to keep ripping them off for years!"" It's on sale now.

Speaking of Trent Reznor, he says his his band How To Destroy Angels, have "formally partnered with Columbia Records for our next series of releases. The first of these will be available in November and it's called An Omen EP."

Scary: Ryan Adams revealed via Twitter: "Recording a track with my new pal @deadmau5 today. Sounds like BladeRunner starring Don Henley."

More scary: As if it wasn't bad enough that Bruno Mars has been announced as the host of the 10/20 episode of SNL, they're letting him be the musical performer for that episode too!

But here's some good news: Now That's What I Call Music 83 will reportedly be the last in the series.

more stuff below...

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JD Samson's group MEN have released a new song and video in support of Pussy Riot. Watch/listen:

MEN - Let Them Out Or Let Me In (for Pussy Riot)

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Blondie, who recently played Austin with Devo, will perform a special YouTube Presents, streaming concert live from the Google offices in New York City on October 10, 2012, at 4pm EST, three days after the Port Chester, NY show at the Capitol Theatre.

Does your boss yell at you for looking at Cute Overload during work? Tell him a study shows that looking at cute pictures of cats actually boosts productivity.

Flying Lotus's new album "Until The Quiet Comes" not surprisingly received "Best New Music" from Pitchfork today. If you missed our late Friday post, Flying Lotus just announced a bunch of new appearances in addition to his upcoming Terminal 5 show with Thundercat, Teebs, and Jeremiah Jae.

You've probably seen the footage of Justin Beiber puking onstage in Atlanta by this point, but in case you haven't, it's at the bottom of this post. Neko Case gave him props via Twitter: "I'm sorry but puking on stage makes Bieber pretty hardcore. I've been at that point and not made it NEAR that long. Salut!" while fellow Canadian Damian Abraham (of Fucked Up) asked, "JUSTIN BIEBER PUKED ON STAGE YESTERDAY! DO U THINK HE IS PREGNANT?"

Lord Huron is releasing a new album called Lonesome Dreams on October 9, in the USA (a four song EP comes out on October 8 in the UK where the full length isn't released until 2013). Listen to the album now streaming on NPR, and download one of the new songs, 'The Stranger', for free if you want. Or just stream that song now:

Lord Huron is on tour now and gets to NYC one day after that LP comes out.

Chris Thile got the genius grant.

As mentioned, Yep Roc Records is celebrating its 15th year as a label with three nights of music in North Carolina. Among those playing the is Nick Lowe whose new video for "Stoplight Roses" stars Paul F. Tompkins. You can watch it here:.

Nick Lowe - "Stoplight Roses"

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Lollapalooza Brazil and Lollapalooza Chili have announced their 2013 lineups. They both include Pearl Jam, Deadmau5, The Black Keys and Queens of the Stone Age. Still waiting to hear who is playing Lollapalooza Israel. "Also playing the South American festivals are A Perfect Circle, The Hives, Franz Ferdinand, Two Door Cinema Club, Hot Chip, Passion Pit, Crystal Castles, Kaiser Chiefs, Alabama Shakes, Puscifer, Toro Y Moi, and Gary Clark, Jr. Electronic heavyweights Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Knife Party, Major Lazer, and Porter Robinson will also take the stage, as will Hip Hop star Nas." And more too.

Are you sick of "Gangnam Style" yet? If not please enjoy this international hit as choreographed by the dancing inmates of Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center in the Philippines. Watch it below:

CPDRC Inmates Gangnam Style (2012)

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Comments (45)

"Grizzly Bear just sold out Radio City"

...but that didn't happen?

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 8:11 PM

That photo of Grizzly Bear takes my breath away. Simply astounding. They killed it at that photo shoot.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 9:02 PM

I tear farts that sound better than Grizzly Bear.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 9:09 PM

Indie-Rock Royalty does not equal sales, it just means enough hype to make me sample the music, but I would NEVER buy it.
Good Luck!

Oh, and Bruno Mars HOSTING?, Fuck that Saturday, right in the goatass

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 9:10 PM

The sound of gay sardines kissing underwater is not "rock"

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 9:16 PM

i wonder what kind of apartments their massager, agent and lawyer live in?

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 9:17 PM

wow, the singer lives in a 450 sq. ft apartment

POOR FUCKING BABY

maybe he should move back to the mid-western town he came from

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 9:34 PM

"Lollapalooza Brazil and Lollapalooza Chili have announced their 2013 lineups."

I hope Cheddar Cheese and the Hot Dogs play.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 9:39 PM

Is Cheddar Cheese and the Hot Dogs playing? That is a band with real "taste."

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 9:49 PM

Ryan Adams should do a tour with Whiskeytown already!

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 10:04 PM

OMG, are we supposed to feel sorry for these guys?
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Welcome to reality, we missed you.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 10:20 PM

Blame Obama or Bush...let's blame Bush today.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 10:36 PM

Muita música boa!

Posted by Desenhos para imprimir | October 1, 2012 10:59 PM

Embarrased to admit I actually laughed at 9:49.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 11:07 PM

Looks like a Gap catalog.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 11:39 PM

An article dissecting how little money a band makes. Hey Grizzly Bear how much money do you make?

"Well, I don't think the question is very appropriate"

Oh OK cool...

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 12:10 AM

October 2007 – The song "On a Neck, On a Spit" was featured on an episode of Reaper.
February 2008 – Grizzly Bear's song "Knife" was featured in the season premiere of the UK programme Skins
A short section from "On a Neck On a Spit" is played nightly on [Adult Swim] as an interlude between shows.
December 7, 2009 - The song "Two Weeks" was featured on an episode of How I Met Your Mother.
January 28, 2010 - The song "Foreground" was featured on an episode of Skins.
January 28, 2010 - "Two Weeks" was featured in a French commercial for Peugeot 5008.
February 7, 2010 - "Two Weeks" was featured in a Volkswagen commercial that debuted during halftime of Super Bowl XLIV.
April 26, 2010 - "Two Weeks" was featured on an episode of Gossip Girl called "Dr. Estrangeloved".

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 12:43 AM

The song "Slow Life" was featured in The Twilight Saga: New Moon.
"Marla" appears in the short film Billy's in Love.
"On a Neck On a Spit" appears in Easier with Practice.
Songs from Veckatimest feature prominently on the soundtrack of Philip Seymour Hoffman's directorial debut Jack Goes Boating.
Grizzly Bear have scored the soundtrack to the 2010 film Blue Valentine.
Part of the song "Two Weeks" was used in the trailer for the film Crazy, Stupid, Love.
"On a Neck, On a Spit" appears in the 2008 film, A Complete History of My Sexual Failures.
"Two Weeks" was used in the 2012 film "The Dictator".

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 12:44 AM

So, mentally calculating just how much they've made from Gossip Girl, Twilight, Volkswagon et al, I think the real question is how fucking bad are you at managing your money?

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 12:46 AM

He is saving money by living in the small apartment. He will then use his savings for something nice, like a house with a backyard where he can play music with his dog.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 1:06 AM

is Muita música boa! ?

Posted by Arab Ladies | October 2, 2012 2:44 AM

lol@ brooklyn vegan trolls , always the same old same old.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 3:35 AM

actually lead singer is from the NE, 450 sq feet is pretty small and you are a retard 9:34

and farts are never better than music to the chronic farter.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 3:38 AM

grizzly bear dont even tour that much!

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 4:39 AM

It also doesn't specify how much Chad is pulling down as a gay interior designer.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 8:09 AM

Chile, not Chili

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 8:21 AM

Huh, Ed has always been a trust fund kid. Is this his "my parents have cut me off" moment? Is Ed Droste the new Lena Dunham?

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 8:21 AM

Wow, Chili? Really?

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 9:09 AM

Ed Droste is the worst fucking drama queen in music today. The fact that you haven't become filthy rich from your shitty little twee band doesn't mean you have to whine in a national publication.
You sing for a fucking living. You have it very very easy. Get over yourself.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 9:14 AM

450sq ft in Williamsburg will not save you any money. That's still probably 2000/month.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 9:15 AM

I think they need to fire their manager.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 9:16 AM

Um....it's on you IFC channel...Hip, trippy indie comedy and the most exciting new music or slasher films and Malcom in the Middle reruns...You have to decide what it is you really want to be. Give us Fridays at least.

Posted by Fred Silverman | October 2, 2012 9:44 AM

someone no likey ed droste and is MAD about it! 9:14, everything ok? I read the article, I didn't see any drama. They make good music. Article is interesting. The least troll commenters could do it actually read the piece and have something insightful to say, but then again this is Brooklyn Vegan.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 10:55 AM

from the author himself, so everyone can CHILL THE FUCK OUT.


Nitsuh Abebe ‏@ntabebe
1/2 Leading headlines aside, the takeaway from that Grizzly Bear piece shouldn't be that they're broke/struggling; they seem to do just fine

Nitsuh Abebe ‏@ntabebe
2/2 The question is more about the sustainability of doing-fine, and how/whether you can plot out a life/career around it.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 11:33 AM

"Nitsuh Abebe ‏@ntabebe
2/2 The question is more about the sustainability of doing-fine, and how/whether you can plot out a life/career around it."

Sounds like sales.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 11:58 AM

I generally dont troll....but the take away from the article cannot be anything but "they're broke/struggling" when the thesis statement is

The indie-rock quartet Grizzly Bear just released a hit record (this is a micro hit...not exactly Adelle) and sold out Radio City Music Hall (dont think this actually sold out). But forget about renting a private jet. Some of them don’t even have health insurance. Welcome to the new rock-star economy.

...and yes, great album, but seriously shut it.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 1:30 PM

comments on 12:43 amd 12:44 pays for a lot of rent.

also, go outside of williamsburg, poll people on who is "Grizzly Bear?" Are 93 percent of people not going to have a clue who they are? 95 percent? 98 percent?

...a new rock-star economy indeed.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 1:37 PM

Werent these assholes in a superbowl commercial? Get a bigger fucking apartment and stop complaining.

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 1:42 PM

^ didn't read the article.

Also, here's an article where the 'mega rich' ed discusses his relation to the hooters chain

http://austinist.com/2012/09/24/democracy_hype_and_hooters_an_inter.php

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 5:04 PM

Im not gonna read the article so cry tears of piss about it

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 10:39 PM

its an interesting article idea, but let's do it about Skrillex. Let's see how Skrillex is living. I wonder if Skrillex has a 410 sf bathroom in williamsburg.

Posted by Anonymous | October 3, 2012 7:44 AM

I wanted to like these guys but to me they never rise to greatness. The music, songs don't congeal (except a few). It is like a whole lot of derivative elements put together originally...

Posted by Marie D | October 31, 2012 3:47 PM

I'm laughing at the frowny baby in the picture and all of the people who take him and his band seriously.

Posted by Yahoo Registration | November 25, 2012 3:57 AM

Complete BS. They're scared. Homeboy who ran that Africa scam got word that their were a few hard pipe-hitting hipsters waiting for him.

Posted by Blackberry z10 Price | February 3, 2013 9:29 PM

I love this band.

Posted by mike | July 14, 2013 3:26 PM

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