Entries tagged with: Machinedrum
by Andrew Sacher
San Francisco's monthly dance party Icee Hot (sponsored by XLR8R) are putting on their first official SXSW showcase this year, and it's looking like one of the more expansive lineups the festival has this year for forward thinking electronic music. The lineup includes Lazer Sword, Jacques Greene, Brenmar, Ghosts on Tape (live), Shawn Reynaldo, Blondes (live), Total Freedom, and Grown Folk. It goes down on March 17 at Barcelona from 8PM - 2 AM.
Speaking of Lazer Sword (aka Lando Kal and Low Limit), they signed to Modeselektor's Monkeytown label last year to release the "Sounds Sane/Klock" single, and are now readying their first full length for the label, Memory, due out on April 27. The album features contributions by Jimmy Edgar and Machinedrum (who also has some SXSW shows). Like they've done with other albums in the past, Monkeytown will be slowly revealing sound clips of the album leading up to its release. So far they've revealed clips of "Pleasure Zone," "Point of Return" and "Chsen" (feat. Machinedrum), all of which you can stream below, along with the album artwork and tracklist. They've got a few other US dates in March surrounding SXSW but they point out that the March dates are not part of the album release tour, and that they'll come back after their European dates in April in May for that.
Speaking of Jacques Greene, who is also on the Icee Hot lineup, he dropped the incredible Concealer EP earlier this year. It features contributions from Koreless and Ango. If you haven't heard it yet, you can stream the entire thing on Spotify.
And speaking of Monkeytown and XLR8R, Mouse on Mars release their new album, Parastrophics, this week on Monkeytown and XLR8R is streaming the whole thing.
All dates, streams, album art and tracklist below...
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Sufjan Stevens - "Futile Devices" (Shigeto Remix) (MP3)
Last month, Shigeto released the solid Lineage mini-LP, which you can stream in full below (via FADER). He's since given his jazz hop treatment to a remix of Sufjan Stevens' "Futile Devices," successfully making the one Age of Adz track that hearkened back to Sufjan's older work sound like it belongs on the glitchy Age of Adz. You can download that above or stream it below.
Shigeto has a bunch of upcoming dates including a short run with fellow Brooklynite and Ghostly labelmate Mux Mool (whose new album is also streaming in full). He'll follow that run with SXSW, where he's currently got three shows scheduled: the official Ghostly showcase at Club Devile on 3/14 with Tycho, the Abelton showcase at Loft 718/Switched On on 3/14 with Salva, Machinedrum, and Zuzuka Pondersosa, and he will DJ the Surfire Sound Showcase on 3/15. After that he'll embark on a west coast tour with Emancipator. The flier for that tour is below.
Speaking of Salva, his SXSW appearances fall in the middle of his tour with Nguzunguzu. Salva also plays SXSW at Barcelona on 3/18. Nguzunguzu plays the Dummy XO showcase at Barbarella on 3/14 with CFCF, d'Eon, Mirror Mirror, Sleep 8 Over, Korallreven, and Pure X.
All Shigeto dates, streams, and flier below...
The Shins (more by Natasha Ryan)
CoS also points out these new additions (and previously announced bands):
Who's New: The Shins, Best Coast, Kasabian, Miike Snow, Neon Indian, OFF!, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Big Star's Third, Sharon Van Etten, Deerhoof, Japandroids, Matthew Dear, Nneka, Rachel Yamagata, Shearwater, Murs, Tennis, Diamond Rugs, Cancer Bats, Caveman, Fake Problems, Fanfarlo, Gary Clark Jr., Doldrums, Machinedrum, Princeton, Cities Aviv, Eternal Summers, and James HusbandMarch is right around the corner.
Who Else Is Playing: Built to Spill, The Magnetic Fields, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, of Montreal, The Ting Tings, Alabama Shakes, Little Boots, Danny Brown, The War on Drugs, Heartless Bastards, The Drums, Talib Kweli, Hot Water Music, Youth Lagoon, Oneothrix Point Never, Grimes, Crystal Antlers, Delta Spirit, Mr. Muthafuckin' Exquire, Dragonette, The Men, Screaming Females, The Big Pink, Bleached, Daughter, Free Energy, Friends, Gross Magic, Purity Ring, and many many more.