Entries tagged with: Chord
a preview of Yuck! (via Saki)
Delicious Design League began as the rock poster design/screenprinting moniker of pals Jason Teegarden-Downs and Billy Baumann in 2006. They've since grown into a full-time design and illustration studio that has cranked out work for just about everyone under the sun (Mozilla / Firefox, Chicago Reader, Lincoln Hall, Empty Bottle, Nike, Insound, etc.). This month, Delicious Design League are exhibiting Yuck!, a collection of screen-printed works, at Saki Records. There will be an opening reception party on January 18 (from 6-9PM), with food provided by Uptown Naturals, beverages provided by Saki, and a musical performance from Trevor de Brauw (Pelican/Chord/solo).
Check out a few pieces of Delicious Design League's work below, including the jaw-dropping album packaging they've done for Pelican and Chord...
Trevor de Brauw @ Lincoln Hall in June (more by Zach Pollack)
Pelican // Chord guitarist Trevor de Brauw has told us his top 10 favorite things of 2012. As we near the end (of the year, NOT the world), Trevor delivers a list that includes albums, songs, live shows, and major life experiences. Check out his favorite things of 2012 after the jump, but first, a message from the man himself...
There was a fucking ton of good music this year and anyone who claims the contrary needs to stop being a cynic and get on the party train. I feel like almost every one of my favorite bands/musicians made new albums this year, many of which were career highlights. Additionally great new bands are popping up at a rate that's difficult for semi-old-timer's like myself to fathom. For this year's top ten I reluctantly decided it was unfair to include clients from my PR career (difficult because I did press for so many great records, including, but not limited to, OM, Zammuto, OFF!, Codeine, William Basinski, Mono, Hundred Waters, EL-P, etc) - in part because they have the unfair advantage of me automatically obsessing over their albums, but also because it feels weird ranking them against one another. Fuck it, they're all great. But as for things I have less difficulty ranking, here's a small sample of my 2012 obsessions:
by Parker Langvardt
Though probably not his busiest year in music, Trevor de Brauw has been working on a diverse array of projects. His heavy instrumental group Pelican released their EP Ataraxia/Taraxis and toured Europe in April, playing Bonnaroo last week. After a pair of Southern Lord showcases in California, they will be performing at Lincoln Hall on June 29 with Anatomy of Habit and Redgrave. Tickets are still available.
De Brauw's ambient collaboration, Chord, also shared a bill with Anatomy of Habit on June 12 at The Hideout. They released their album Gmaj7 on June 5, along with recordings of their performance at the Empty Bottle that led to the album. Miracle Condition collaborated with Chord on the second track of Gmaj7 (Empty Bottle - 11/20/10), and their drummer Pat Samson is featured on the studio recording "Gmaj7 (Kinesis)". Gmaj7 is available on vinyl via English label M.I.E. Music.
He also performed solo for the first time in several years with an ambient set at the Empty Bottle on March 26, which was recorded and posted to his Soundcloud with the title "Don't Be an Asshole." He will be playing again on Tuesday (6/19), with Sweet Cobra, Old Baby, and Electric Hawk at Lincoln Hall. Tickets are still available.
Trevor and I spoke yesterday about one-chord jams and not being an asshole, among other things. Our chat begins below...
Anatomy of Habit @ Saint Vitus in Brooklyn (more by Mariah Karson)
Next Saturday (April 21), they're headlining The Burlington with support from Man (aka Sean Patrick Riley of Bloodiest). As always, shows at The Burlington run on a suggested donation-basis (this one says $8). You can also catch the band at the Hideout on May 12, joined by Chord and Jon Mueller. Advance tickets are on sale.
Speaking of Chord (which features Pelican guitarist Trevor de Brauw), Anatomy of Habit have been added as one of the openers on his other band Pelican's June 29 show at Lincoln Hall. Redgrave are also included on the bill, for which tickets are (somehow) still available. Pelican's new EP, Ataraxia/Taraxis, just hit stores yesterday via Southern Lord.
A few days before they open for Pelican, AoH will act as main support for NYC trio RØSENKØPF's June 22 show at the Cobra Lounge. Maledicere and Sun Splitter are also on the bill; advance tickets are on sale. Just yesterday, RØSENKØPF released a new track from their forthcoming debut LP for Wierd Records. Stream the song, titled "Burning Spirits," over at BrooklynVegan.
As mentioned, AoH entered Soma Studios in January to track their forthcoming album with Tortoise drummer/producer to many John McEntire. The band recently revealed that test pressings are just a few weeks out and will once again be mastered and cut by Chicago Mastering Service's Bob Weston (who's also the bassist of Shellac).
Stream AoH's debut LP below...
Chord (featuring Trevor de Brauw)
Like Bruce Lamont, Chicago's own Trevor Shelley-de Brauw of Pelican and Chord (who played with Bruce Lamont at Empty Bottle last week) told us about his favorite albums of 2011. Check out his whole detailed list below and catch him live on 12/28 at The Burlington with Head of Skulls and Planetsexploder.
Trevor's list below...
Bruce Lamont @ Saint Vitus in September - BV Presents (more by BBG)
So far, you've got three chances to catch him perform in Chicago this winter. As mentioned, he'll kick things off for Del Ray, The Swan King, and Chord when they play the Empty Bottle on December 15th. Lamont will also act as main support for Scott Kelly's January 4th show at the venue. Both events are FREE with RSVP, as long as it is received by midnight the night before the show. Yakuza will also be a part of the Holiday of Horrors 2011 at Reggie's on December 23rd, featuring Macabre, Novembers Doom, A Corporate Death, and Primal Lore. Tickets are still available.
Coliseum, Sweet Cobra, The Swan King, and Hunters can be found over at Beat Kitchen.
Damon & Naomi, Amor de Dias, and Good Night & Good Morning will play Lincoln Hall.
Night one of BLACKOUT Fest 2011 takes place at The Velvet Perineum.
Bruno Mars, Janelle Monáe, and Plan B will bring their 'Hooligans In Wondaland' tour to Aragon Ballroom.
Kaskade will play The Mid.
This Will Destroy You, Pure Ecstasy, and Sleep Over will play the Bottom Lounge.
Just like The Swan King, Chord also shares ex-members of the band Pelican.
They'll play Abbey Pub with Birthmark, and Litesalive.
Seafarer, Republic of Lights, Black Canvas, and Glendenning will play Lincoln Hall.
Anna Calvi, and Cuckoo Chaos can be found at Schubas.
Night two of BLACKOUT Fest 2011 takes place at The Velvet Perineum.
Rabble Rabble are set to play a 5PM In-store at Permanent Records.
Chixdiggit, Cerebral Ballzy, Kepi, and Love and Squalor will play Subterranean.
The Marked Men, Football, and Head of Skulls! can be found at Empty Bottle.
Nomi Ruiz of Hercules & Love Affair as well as, Jessica 6 will play a DJ Set at Berlin.
Nancy Wang of LCD Soundsystem will play a DJ Set at Smart Bar along with fellow spinners: Jacques Renault, Michael Serafini, Kid Color, and Adulture.
The Old 97's
today in Chicago
* Gipsy Kings @ The Chicago Theatre
* The Sleeptalkers, Cloudbirds @ Hideout
* The Old 97's, Those Darlins @ Vic Theatre
* Future Islands, Ed Shrader, Wumme @ Empty Bottle
* The Swan King, Chord, Electric Hawk @ Beat Kitchen
* Motorhead, Clutch, Valient Thorr @ Congress Theatre
* Asylum Street Spankers (Farewell Show) @ Lincoln Hall
* Southeast Engine, The Royal Pines, New Ruins @ Schubas
* Biffy Clyro, Moving Mountains, Carbon Tigers @ Double Door
* The Dismemberment Plan, Kid You'll Move Mountains @ Metro
* Frontier, Wolf Eyes, Envenomist, Bloodyminded, Plague Bringer @ Abbey Pub
* Swim Ignorant Fire, Quite a Mob, The Welcome, Snow 'N Charm @ The Juicer
The Dismemberment Plan are not only playing tonight in Chicago, but tomorrow too at Metro with Maritime, and The Forms.