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December 11, 2013
by Bill Pearis
Who Made Who's Jeppe Kjellberg, in the morning
We mentioned a while back that Danish band WhoMadeWho will release their new album, Dreams, next year, which now has a release date of March 4. The band's first single, "The Morning," came out at the end of November and they asked fans to tag photos and videos of themselves on Instagram with the hashtag #wmwthemorning, which were then fed into a live-generated music video on WMW's website. From that, they pulled pics and videos for an official video which makes its premiere in in this post.
The live-generated version is still going, if you feel like taking a picture of yourself with bedhead. You can also have "The Morning" be your alarm clock with a new iPhone app. Mind you, it goes off at 7AM local time which is probably too early for some.
"The Morning" video below...
intro by Bill Pearis
After four years of teasing us with singles and EPs, UK trio Factory Floor finally released their self-titled debut album this year. Like their other work, it's rooted in Detroit techno and acid, but with a stark, post-punk outlook. The band just released "Turn it Up" as a 12" and you can stream Laurel Halo's remix from it below.
Factory Floor are in the US this week for a few shows, including two in Brooklyn at 285 Kent. Don't expect an exact representation of the album -- the band rip up their songs live, with live drums and electronics played on the fly. Friday (12/13) with Cities Aviv and Yvette is sold out, but you can still get tickets for Thursday (12/12) which is with Bookworms and DFA artist Peter Gordon. Flyer for Thursday's show below.
Meanwhile, FF members Nik Colk, Gabriel Gurnsey and Dominic Butler contributed Best of 2013 lists to us, which feature records, food, gear, pets and more. Read those, perhaps while listening to Laurel Halo's remix of "Turn it Up," below...
Machinedrum @ MHOW - 12/7/13 (via Machinedrum Instagram)
Machinedrum (aka Travis Stewart) released his impressive new album Vapor City earlier this year and has been celebrating it with some live, full band shows including the one in NYC last Saturday (12/7) at Music Hall of Williamsburg. The show was opened by Om Unit and Nick Hook, as well as an unannounced set from Machinedrum's duo with Braille, Sepalcure. No video of the MHOW show, but you can watch a video splicing together clips of some of his other live sets, below.
Meanwhile, Sepalcure will headline their next NYC show on January 10 at Cameo with Alex Burkat and Aquarian. Tickets for that show are on sale now. It's their only announced date at the moment.
Stream the title track of their recent Make You EP, along with that Machinedrum video, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Egyptrixx - 'A/B Til Infinity'
Toronto electronic musician Egyptrixx released his new album, A/B Til Infinity, last month (11/26) via Night Slugs, and it can be streamed in all its atmospheric and space-age synthy glory on RDIO. He'll celebrate that album when he makes the NYC debut of his A/V show (but not his NYC debut in general) at Glasslands on January 3. Sinden is co-headliner with Judge Wise (Brooklyn Bass) opening, and tickets are on sale now.
Another notable electronic show at Glasslands is jazzy UK producer Floating Points' return to NYC when he plays the venue on January 17 with Phil South and Love on the Run. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Stream some tracks below...
by Andrew Sacher
Mastermind UK producer Burial hasn't released an album since 2007's game-changing Untrue, but he's been steadily putting out equally great EPs and singles over the last couple years, including Street Halo, Kindred, and Truant / Rough Sleeper, and now he's back with another one, Rival Dealer. The new EP gives us three songs that clock in just around 28 minutes, and from the sounds of this thing so far, it looks like Burial's done it again. It's officially due out next week (12/16) via Hyperdub, but you can stream all three tracks now, below...
December 3, 2013
Com Truise at Sasquatch in 2012 (more by Chris Graham & Rae Graham)
Com Truise (aka Seth Haley) is set to release a follow-up to last year's In Decay with a new EP titled Wave 1 on February 18 via Ghostly. His first single, "Declination," features a guest appearance by Joel Ford (Ford & Lopatin, Ejecta), and it can be streamed below. Artwork and tracklist below too.
Com Truise plays a relatively small NYC show this Thursday (12/5) at The Paper Box with Aeon Rings and Kodacrome (tickets), and then heads out on a full US tour in 2014. That tour ends with a larger NYC show at Bowery Ballroom on March 15. Tickets to the Bowery Ballroom show go on sale Friday (12/6) at noon, with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (12/4) at noon.
Speaking of Joel Ford, he plays a FREE Brooklyn show at this Sunday (12/8) at Bossa Nova Civic Club (1271 Myrtle Ave) with DJ Matt Mondanile (Real Estate, Ducktails) and Ad Hoc Mob Residents.
All Com Truise dates are listed, along with the song stream, below...
December 2, 2013
by Andrew Sacher
Disclosure collaborator Sam Smith, who was just nominated for the BBC 'Sound of 2014' longlist, has released a new single, "Money On My Mind." The song, produced by his PMR labelmate Two Inch Punch, is another good argument that Sam's likely to have a successful solo career, even without the "Disclosure collaborator" tag.
Check it out below...
by Bill Pearis
DFA Records has had an eventful year, celebrating its 12th Anniversary with one of the biggest parties of the year. They'll close out 2014 with a much smaller NYC holiday party, happening this Saturday (12/7) at Glasslands featuring "Very Special Guest DJs." The party flyer says "loads of DJs (pretty much everyone, really)" which given their roster could be some cool people. Their holiday parties at Studio B were always fun. Tickets are on sale now.
In other DFA news, Factory Floor's upcoming tour will be in NYC next week for shows at 285 Kent on December 12 & 13. Tickets are still available for the 12/12 show though no openers have been announced yet. (12/13 is sold out.) As mentioned, the band are releasing "Turn it Up" as a new single next week (12/9), featuring remixes by Laurel Halo and Detroit techno legend (and surely a big influence on FF) Carl Craig. You can stream Carl Craig's remix, which chills out their frantic sound just a bit, below.
All Factory Floor tour dates are listed, along with the remix stream and DFA Holiday Party flyer, below...
November 26, 2013
by Bill Pearis
Factory Floor will be here in a couple weeks, and their show at 285 Kent on December 13 with Yvette and Cities Aviv is has just a few tickets left. Fear not, the UK electronic trio have just added another show at 285 Kent happening the day before (12/12). No openers have been listed yet, but tickets are on sale now. All upcoming Factory Floor tour dates are listed below.
Meanwhile, Factory Floor have just released a video for "Turn it Up," one of the more easily accessible songs on their terrific debut album. The video, like the record, is pretty squelchy, with a lot old school, VHS-style feedback loop effects. You can check that our below.
November 25, 2013
by Bill Pearis
While Tomas Barfod is working on his new solo album, his band has also finished work on the new WhoMadeWho album which will come out in 2014. The first single from the album, "The Morning," which is their boldest pop statement to date, owing a little to M83-style widescreen sonics (and choruses). Let's hope some of their quirky charm remains on the rest of the album. You can stream it below.