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The Very Best at Supreme Trading in 2009 (more by Ryan Muir)
The Very Best

today in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Nude Beach @ Other Music
* Mike Birbiglia @ UCB East
* Cowboy Indian Bear @ 929 XPO
* White Denim, Workout @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Phantom Power, Max Alper @ Glasslands
* The Gowanus All-Stars @ The Rock Shop
* Hot Tub with Kurt Braunohler @ Littlefield
* Sinkane, St. Claire, Cooper Formant @ Zebulon
* Deep Space presents Brendon Moeller @ Cielo
* Cowl, Ghost Cat, World's Strongest Man @ Cake Shop
* Krystal Klear, Thefft, MessKid, Braille @ Tammany Hall
* Ledisi and Joe @ MLK Jr. Concert Series at Wingate Field
* Entertaining The Bartender with Jena Friedman @ Ace Hotel
* Tony Scherr Trio with Anton Fier and Rob Jost @ Living Room
* The Campilongo Quartet with Erik Deutsch, Jeff Hill, Tony Mason @ Living Room
* The Very Best, Seye, Sinkane, Bajah & The Dry Eye Crew, Ill Skillz @ Gramercy Theatre
* C. Spencer Yeh, Grasshopper, Tiger Hatchery, Joey Molinaro, George DeMoura @ Big Snow

"The Muppets" screens on the beach in Coney Island.

Sinkane (of Yeasayer), who opened for Ava Luna over the weekend, opens for The Very Best at Irving Plaza tonight AND continues his residency at Zebulon.

Speaking of Yeasayer, after they held a scavenger hunt album stream, their new album, Fragrant World, is now available to stream in full on NPR.

Kurt and Kristen reunited for a special edition of "Hot Tub" at the Outside Lands Festival in California over the weekend. Kurt will be back soon and continue the Monday night comedy show at Littlefield without Kristen (who moved to LA), but meanwhile "Hot Tub" happens tonight with guest host Jared Logan and guests Barry Rothbart, JC Coccoli, RG Daniels, and Wyatt Cenac (who recently opened for Yo La Tengo and M. Ward at Celebrate Brooklyn).

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DIIV and Wild Nothing opened for Grimes at River Rocks on Pier 84 last week. Check out videos of both openers from that show below.

The third episode of Animal Collective Radio aired last night at 9 PM and will be streaming on loop until tonight at 9 PM. Last night's episode was curated by Avey Tare and features guest mixes by Atlas Sound and others. During the show, Avey revealed three new solo tracks and announced that they'll be streaming the new AnCo album, Centipede Hz, on next week's episode. Listen to Animal Collective Radio HERE.

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The xx at Terminal 5 last week (more by Toby Tenebaum)
The xx

Alt-J at Mercury Lounge in May (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Alt-J

today in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Spanglish Fly @ Barbes
* Ryan Raftery @ Joe's Pub
* Tony Scherr @ Living Room
* Mike Birbiglia @ Union Hall
* Cowboy Junkies @ City Winery
* Golden Animals @ Manhattan Inn
* The Zombies @ Highline Ballroom
* Sidi Toure @ Marcus Garvey Park
* Alt-J, Illumntr @ Mercury Lounge
* Raphael McGregor Quartet @ Barbes
* The xx @ Snug Harbor Cutural Center
* Surfing, Milk Dick, Hippy @ Cake Shop
* The Gowanus All-Stars @ The Rock Shop
* Jim Campilongo, Adam Levy @ Living Room
* Sinkane, Rakete, DJ Ryan Rasheed @ Zebulon
* Lucinda Williams, Amy Cook @ Bowery Ballroom
* CCB Reggae All-Stars @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise
* Yosh, Bezoar, Spirit of a Slain Eagle @ Lit Lounge
* Hot Tub w/ guest host Chris Gethard @ Littlefield
* Allison Weiss, Mal Blum, Mitten, XNY @ Public Assembly
* Reverend Vince Anderson & His Love Choir @ Union Pool
* The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Have Nots @ Webster Hall
* Delay, Nude Beach, Hop Along, These Days @ Death By Audio
* Night Beats, K Holes, Mmoss, Josh Iden (DJ set) @ Knitting Factory
* The Slaughter Survivors Tour 2012 @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Tashaki Miyaki, Dirty Fences, Dirty Dishes, Sky Picnic @ Glasslands
* Fang, Eat The Turnbuckle, The Dead Tricks, The Sharp Lads @ Bowery Electric
* Heads of State featuring Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill and Ralph @ Wingate Field
* The Canon Logic, Hungry March Band, Brute Force & Daughter of Force @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Old Crow Medicine Show, The Lumineers, The Milk Carton Kids @ Central Park Summerstage

"Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol" screens on the beach in Coney Island.

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The xx, who just played Terminal 5 last week, play their second of four NYC shows tonight in Staten Island.

Alt-J play their first of two sold out NYC shows this week tonight. The band will return to NYC as part of a full tour in September.

The Zombies play their second of two Highline Ballroom shows tonight.

Lucinda Williams plays her first of four NYC shows tonight.

Animal Collective Radio, the weekly show curated by a different member of the band each week and began last week when Panda Bear premiered AnCo's new single, aired its second episode last night curated by Deakin and with a guest DJ set from Pantha du Prince. Last night's episode is streaming on loop until tonight at 9 PM HERE.

Antony and the Johnsons have a new NABIL-directed video for "Cut the World" off their new live album of the same name. Check it out below.

Jack White was in Chicago over the weekend for Lollapalooza. Check out his setlist from the festival HERE>. While he was there, he also played a surprise show at Reckless Records, where the Third Man Rolling Record store was parked outside. If you haven't yet, check out pics of Lollapalooza day 1 HERE and day 2 HERE. Pics of day 3 are coming soon.

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Animal Collective

Animal Collective revealed the first and super distorted lead single for their new album, Centipede Hz. It's called "Today's Supernatural" and you can stream it below. The track was premiered last night on Animal Collective Radio, a new weekly online radio show, which airs every Sunday at 9PM EST, presented by Domino and Creators Project. Each show is hosted by a different member of Animal Collective. Last night it was hosted by Panda Bear, and in addition to the premiere of the new single, his show featured guest DJ sets by Black Dice, Sublime Frequenices, and Haunted Graffiti. If you missed last night's show, it will be streaming on loop for the 24 hours following its airing.

As mentioned, Animal Collective will support the new album on a tour with Micachu & the Shapes which hits NYC on October 5 at Williamsburg Park. Tickets for that show are still available.

Stream "Today's Supernatural" below...

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by Bill Pearis

Micachu & the Shapes at Terminal 5 in June (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Micachu and the Shapes

Micachu & the Shapes' second studio album, Never, was released this week, loaded with tight angled rhythms, calamatous percussion and highly effected vocals. Devo and The Residents seem to be big influences this time out and the record also features an appearance by Wesley of Let's Wrestle on the song "Nothing." The band made a video for every song on the album and you can watch them all below -- they're definitely of a piece. You can also stream the album via Spotify.

Micachu, who opened for tUnE-yArDs last month and played a headlining set at Glasslands, will be back in North America in September to open for Animal Collective on their tour which hits NYC October 5 at Williamsburg Park. Tickets to that show are still available. After that, Micachu & the Shapes will play a headlining show October 8 at Le Poisson Rouge. No support has been announced yet but tickets are on sale now.

Micachu & the Shapes were supposed to DJ Warm Up at MoMA PS1 this Saturday (7/28), but they've since dropped off and have been replaced by Sinkane. The rest of the lineup includes Slava, MJ Cole, DJ Spoko, and Van Rivers. Tickets for Warm Up are on sale now.

A list of all Micachu & the Shapes dates and those videos below...

Continue reading "Micachu & the Shapes made videos for every song on 'Never', opening for AnCo, playing LPR, dropped off Warm Up (dates)"

Field Report at BV SXSW 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield) Field Report

Tonight (7/17) is the first show for new Brooklyn venue Williamsburg Park featuring Counting Crows, We Are Augustines, Field Report, and Kasey Anderson & the Honkies. Tickets for tonight's show are still available. Maybe this isn't the most exciting start for the venue, but there are a lot of cool shows coming up, including Refused with Off! on Wednesday (7/18), a big outdoor edition of Eugene Mirman's "Pretty Good Friends" with "special guests" and OK GO on Thursday (7/19), Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Antibalas on August 18 (FREE), Bob Mould playing Sugar's first two albums on September 7 (FREE), David Byrne & St. Vincent on September 29, Animal Collective on October 5 and more. All upcoming Williamsburg Park shows are listed below.

If you're a fan of Field Report (aka former Justin Vernon cohort Chris Porterfield) but would like to see him in a more intimate setting, he's also playing an early show at Mercury Lounge on Saturday (7/21). Tickets are still available and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter are below.

Continue reading "Williamsburg Park opens tonight (check out the full schedule) ++++ win tickets to see Field Report at Mercury Lounge"

As promised, Animal Collective tickets went on presale today (6/12) for their upcoming tour that includes a Brooklyn show at Williamsburg Park (where Descendents are also playing this summer). General sale for the AC Brooklyn show begins Friday at noon.

Animal Collective at Prospect Park in 2011 (more by Vincent Cornelli)
Animal Collective

As mentioned, Animal Collective will release their new album, Centipede Hz, on September 4 via Domino. They've just announced that they'll follow that release with a tour in support of the new album. That tour hits NYC for a show at Williamsburg Park on October 5. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet but check Ticketmaster for updates. Presales begin Tuesday (6/12) at 10 AM.

A list of all dates and the tour trailer below...

Continue reading "Animal Collective announce tour; playing Williamsburg Park (dates)"

Animal Collective in Prospect Park in 2011 (more by VIncent Cornelli)
Animal Collective

Animal Collective have announced via a video on their website that their new album, which is called Centipede Hz, will be out on September 4 via Domino. The album doesn't include "Honeycomb" and "Gotham" off their new 7" (listen to those HERE), but maybe it will include some of the new material they previewed at their Prospect Park show lat summer. Check out the tracklist and the teaser video below.

Continue reading "Animal Collective announce new album "Centipede Hz""

Animal Collective

"Animal Collective are back with a new 7inch single titled 'Honeycomb / Gotham' featuring two brand new songs. The 'Honeycomb / Gotham' digital bundle is available today and the physical 7inch is available to pre-order now on the Domino Store with instant MP3 gratification of both tracks. The 7inch will be available via Dom Mart on the 26th of June and will also be available in stores later this summer."
Listen and order on Animal Collective's website or below...

Continue reading "Animal Collective release 2 new songs (listen to both)"

New Moods

New Moods (whose members include a Young Magic member and Gang Gang Dance's engineer) have been busy practicing for their 9pm set at the BV Holiday Party at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight (12/13) (some tickets will be on sale at the door), but they managed to get this list in just in time for those going (or still thinking of going) (or wondering if they should show up for the opener) (you should!) to get to know them better. Here is a list of the top 10 music things that New Moods loved in/about 2011 (in no particular order)...

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Thee Oh Sees @ FFFFest 2011 (more by BBG)
Thee Oh Sees

today in NYC
* The Crooked Trio @ Barbes
* Judas Priest @ Izod Center
* Turbonegro @ Santos Party House
* The Claudia Quintet @ The Stone
* Phantogram, Exitmusic @ Maxwell's
* Todd Barry @ Eastville Comedy Club
* Boys Noize & Strip Steve @ Webster Hall
* Jason Adasiewicz's Rolldown @ The Stone
* Mike Doughty, Moon Hooch @ Brooklyn Bowl
* The Manifestation of Bennchoumy @ Sycamore
* John Fogerty, Delta Spirit @ Beacon Theatre
* Mira Stroika, Noah and The Megafauna @ Zebulon
* The Strange Boys, William Tyler @ Mercury Lounge
* Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog, Glass Rock @ Union Pool
* Marco Benevento, Superhuman Happiness @ 92YTribeca
* High Places, Test House, Matteah Baim @ Glasslands
* Small Black, Heavenly Beat, Rostam, etc @ Glasslands
* Peter Murphy, She Wants Revenge @ Paramount Theater
* Takka Takka, Brass Bed, This Old Ghost @ Spike Hill
* Selebrities, The Ice Choir, Dream Diary @ Cake Shop
* Shonen Knife, Hard Nips, Heavy Cream @ The Bell House
* .357 Lover, Bikini Carwash, Dave Godowsky @ Union Hall
* Architecture in Helsinki, Dom, Lo Fi Fnk @ Irving Plaza
* Purling Hiss, Pablo Picasso, Little Gold @ Cameo Gallery
* Thee Oh Sees, Total Control, Paul Cary @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Ani DiFranco, Melissa Ferrick @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Parts & Labor, Knyfe Hyts, Zulus, Antimagic @ Death By Audio
* The Airborne Toxic Event, Mona, The Drowning Men @ Terminal 5
* Black Anvil, Bloodiest, Mutilation Rites, Grudges @ Saint Vitus
* Keep Shelly in Athens, Body Language, Abadabad @ Bowery Ballroom
* The So So Glos, Mannequin Men, Cheap Time, Red Dwarf @ Shea Stadium
* Moniek Darge, Francoise Vanhecke, Graham Lambkin @ Issue Project Room
* Jonathan Pilkington Kahnt, Gunfight!, El Jezel, Clouder @ Fort Useless
* Mark Ronson (DJ), Janka Nabay, Awesome Tapes from Africa @ Santos Party House
* Start Making Sense (Talking Heads tribute), The Great White Caps @ Mercury Lounge
* The New Mastersounds, Soul Rebels Brass Band, Fox Street All Stars @ Highline Ballroom
* Mustard Plug, Flatfoot 56, Hub City Stompers, The Jukebox Romantics @ Knitting Factory
* John Wesley Harding's Cabinet of Wonders w/ Nicole Atkins, The Blue Fisherman, Howe Gelb, Myla Goldberg, Ted Leo, Eugene Mirman, Audrey Niffenegger @ City Winery
* Jesus Christ Pose (Soundgarden tribute), Lounge Act (Nirvana tribute), A Small Victory (Faith No More tribute), Silvergun Superman (Stone Temple Pilots tribute), Morning View (Incubus tribute) @ Trash Bar

Deer Tick headlines Webster Hall this Sunday. We're giving away tickets via Facebook.

A video of Brian Weitz aka Geologist of Animal Collective scuba diving in an aquarium, below...

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Real EstatE

To quote Todd P:

Wednesday October 19th @ 285 KENT AVE
:: DOMINO RECORDS / STEREOGUM / SOFTWARE party
| 285 KENT AVE |
285 Kent Ave @ South 1st | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
L-Bedford, G-Metropolitan, JM-Marcy | 8pm | $10 | all ages
He hasn't listed any acts yet, but Domino just announced that both Twin Sister and Deradoorian will be on the bill in addition to DJ sets from Animal Collective members Geologist & Deakin. Full lineup TBA.

It would seem like one of the bands they're not listing yet is Real Estate, who are signed to Domino, though Real Estate do need to be in Germany to start a tour just one day later, and they are playing a a free NYC show right before CMJ (their "only NYC performance" until November according to the invite)...

Real Estate will perform LIVE at the historic Astoria Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden.

Celebrate the release of Days with Real Estate, friends and the finest selection of beer in NYC.
Real Estate's ONLY NYC performance until their headlining show at Bowery Ballroom in November!
Hope to see you there!

REAL ESTATE 'DAYS' RELEASE PARTY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2011

4 PM @ BOHEMIAN HALL & BEER GARDEN

29-19 24TH AVENUE
ASTORIA, NY

The Bowery Ballroom show they're talking about is also part of Real Estate's previously announced tour with Big Troubles.

UPDATE: The Domino CMJ showcase will announce exactly two more acts, and it has a flyer which you can look at below...

Continue reading "Domino CMJ showcase happening at 285 Kent, Real Estate playing a free show Saturday & other dates"

Avey Tare @ PS1 in 2010 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Avey Tare

Animal Collective member Avey Tare released his debut solo effort Down Here last fall via the band's own Paw Tracks Records. At the end of this November, Avey will head out on a 10-city solo tour that will hit Knitting Factory Brooklyn on December 2nd with Eric Copeland (of Black Dice). Tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed with some videos, below.

Continue reading "Avey Tare announces solo tour (Knitting Factory included)"

DOWNLOAD: Panda Bear - Last Night At The Jetty (MP3)

Panda Bear @ MHOW in July (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Panda Bear

Tickets go on sale Friday at noon for an October 2nd Panda Bear show at Brooklyn Masonic Temple. The show is reportedly taking place one day after another NYC show, probably at Webster Hall (TBA soon). Total that makes at least six upcoming Panda shows including the previously announced POPPED! Fest in Philly (9/23) and the recently announced 9/29 Chicago show. All dates are listed below.

And:

PANDA BEAR recently announced that his latest album Tomboy will be released as a special new limited edition 4x LP Box Set, on Oct 31st through Paw Tracks. It will feature the Tomboy album on 2x LPs, the Tomboy single mixes on 1x LP and several Tomboy unreleased instrumentals/acappellas, plus "The Preakness" and a 16-page art booklet. All profits from the sale of this set will go to the American Cancer Society. It's limited to 5000 copies worldwide.
The tracklist for the set is also below...

Continue reading "Panda Bear adds NYC shows, releasing Tomboy box set ---- updated 2011 Tour dates & 4xLP tracklist"

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

Neko Case
Pitchfork Festival

Bob Pollard of Guided By Voices
Pitchfork Festival

James Blake
Pitchfork Festival

The 2011 Pitchfork Festival continues through Sunday at Union Park in Chicago. Some of it is streaming online. A set of pictures from Friday continues below...

Continue reading "Pitchfork Fest 2011 ---- Day One in pics (part 1) "

photos by Vincent Cornelli, words by BV Collective

"Animal Collective killing it in Prospect Park right now! Check out that stage set, we helped make it!" - Prince Rama

"Animal collective at prospect park =
slighty "edgy" version of a frat haus bitchen kegger" - Frankie Rose

"unbelievable set by animal collective
at Prospect Park! @mindblown"
- Wild International

"Every other late comer in this crowd is a hater, but this is best Animal Collective set I've seen in 8 years. #nextlevel" - Max Burke

Animal Collective

Animal Collective, Deakin included, played Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park last night (7/12) with Black Dice and Beta & Hatch (DJ). Looking over a few recent setlists could tip you off that AnCo have been filling the majority of their sets with new songs, and the Prospect Park show was no exception.

Save for "Did You See the Words," "Summertime Clothes," "Brothersport," and "Taste," every track the guys played has yet to be released. This was to the disappointment of some. Village Voice overheard a young woman say, "I thought those guys sang 'My Girls'?" and Vaughn Schoonmaker writes, "What is this song?" I heard mumbled from several fans in their late teens/early 20s. "When are they going to play [insert any one of their earlier song titles here]?" However, many others thought the set was incredible, us and the many clapping and cheering on the top of their lungs included. Yes, they should probably get over themselves and play more hits for those willing to spend $40 a ticket to see them play, but what they did play still sounded great and I guess that makes them pretty punk for not giving a shit (and consistent since it seems to be the same story after every one of their shows).

I wouldn't be surprised if the end result of these new songs is similar to the mixed reactions to Panda Bear's new songs at P4K Fest 2010, which are now on the beloved Tomboy LP. Though unlike the new Panda Bear LP, what we heard in Prospect Park last night was primarly fronted by the voice of Avey Tare.

Speaking of Animal Collective not giving a shit what people think, Black Dice opened for them again. I missed their opening set, but as tweeted, "Twitter makes you think nobody likes Black Dice but they just got huge cheers when Animal Collective thanked them before encore start." What did you think?

Beta ended up being music writer Andy Beta who also DJ'd the Animal Collective afterparty at the Bell House in 2009. More pictures from the whole colorful show and a video below...

Continue reading "Animal Collective & Black Dice played Prospect Park (2011 pics, video & sort-of-setlist)"

Panda Bear @ MHOW (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Panda Bear

Panda Bear brought Tomboy's opening track, "You Can Count On Me," to Fallon last night (7/11) with Tomboy-producer Sonic Boom (Peter Kember of Spacemen 3) and ODDSAC-director Danny Perez on visuals. Video below.

Animal Collective play Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park tonight (7/12) with Black Dice and Beta & Hatch (wait, who?) (I think they're DJs?). The show is sold out. If you don't have a ticket you can always listen from outside the fence.

Continue reading "Panda Bear played Fallon (video), Animal Collective play Prospect Park tonight w/ Beta & Hatch"

photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher

Panda Bear

After an opening set by recent Domino signees Ducktails, Panda Bear came on stage with Tomboy-producer Sonic Boom (Peter Kember of Spacemen 3) to perform the recently released album in its entirety at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sunday night (7/3). The sold out venue came off as a bit of an underplay for Panda Bear, whose last NYC show was headlining Governor's Island, though the intimacy made for the perfect setting. Panda Bear spent most of his time on guitar and vocals as Sonic Boom handled the knob-turning duties. Together, they took psychedelia to an entirely different level. Audience members' senses were blurred as the venue was filled with excruciating volume, while smoke machine smoke sifted through the air and trippy visuals swirled on screen. The hazy atmosphere was even more obscured by lights and colors shooting over the audience from projectors. I found myself needing periodic reality checks to remember I was at a Panda Bear show and not in some other weird dimension.

The delivery of the album was spot-on, and in typical Panda Bear/AnCo fashion, he ditched song breaks for droney interludes, extended passages, and trancelike repetition, adding at least 20 more minutes to the 50-minute album. The drone parts especially came through live. They added breathing room into the intense set that you didn't realize you were getting until the songs picked up again.

After one other non-Tomboy track ("Ponytail"?), he ended the show with Person Pitch-favorite "Comfy in Nautica" to much excitement from the crowd. And while I was equally excited to hear that song, it helped further illustrate how cohesive Tomboy is. The album's unlikely marriage of drone and Beach Boys-y psych pop is like no other. Tomboy lacks the immediate standouts like "Comfy in Nautica," and performing the album from start to finish showed how well it works as a continuous piece of art, and not a collection of singles. Panda Bear chose not to do an encore, which was fitting. The Person Pitch tracks, although great, already felt a little tacked on to what was a very complete set.

More pictures, the setlist and some videos from the show below...

Continue reading "Panda Bear played Music Hall of Williamsburg (pics, setlist)"

Panda Bear at Governor's Island in 2010 (more by Erez Avissar)
Panda Bear

Tickets go on sale at noon for the Panda Bear show at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Ducktails, who recently signed to Domino opens the show. Panda Bear contributed vocals to "Killin The Vibe", a b-side off Ducktails' Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics, which was released this past January. I wonder if Panda Bear comes on stage with him at MHOW and plays the song. Ducktails also plays Bowery Ballroom with Woods and White Fence on August 13. Tickets are still available for that.

Panda Bear and Ducktails aren't the only Animal Collective and Real Estate related acts playing together this summer. Real Estate's recently announced tour that hits Maxwell's on July 24 is with Paw Tracks artist Dent May.

Ducktails and Animal Collective both recently played Primavera Sound in Spain. Listen to their sets, and others, at WFMU: Ducktails (Day 1) @ Primavera, Animal Collective (Day 2) @ Primavera.

Animal Collective's summer tour dates include a sold out show in Prospect Park with Black Dice who will also play MoMa's 'Warm Up' series at PS1 on August 13 with His Name is Alive (DJ set), oOoOO, Clams Casino, and others.

Still no word on where Zomby is playing.

Continue reading "Ducktails opening for Panda Bear, Primavera sets streaming"

Panda Bear at Governor's Island in 2010 (more by Erez Avissar)
Panda Bear

Panda Bear is playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 3, a venue much smaller than last time. According to MHOW's website:

"This show will be will call only. No hard tickets will be issued. There is a 2 ticket limit per person and tickets are non-transferable. Tickets will be available online only. Not available at any outlets."
Tickets go on sale Friday (6/10) at noon. Noah's only other upcoming solo date is as part of a big fest at Hollywood Bowl on September 25th with TV on the Radio, Arctic Monkeys, Warpaint, and Smith Westerns.

In related news, Panda Bear's voice can be heard on the new Zomby album, and Animal Collective has dates coming up too including a sold out show in Prospect Park with Black Dice who also opens the Merriweather Post Pavilion (the venue) show three days earlier. Black Dice also opened for AC in Prospect Park in 2009. Zomby did not.

Check out a new video of Panda Bear's "Slow Motion" directed by Cheryl Dunn spliced with an interview and live footage of his set at Governors Island in 2010, along with more dates, below...

Continue reading "Panda Bear announces Brooklyn show, new video +++++++ Black Dice opening for Animal Collective (again)"

DOWNLOAD: Zomby - "Things Fall Apart" (Feat. Panda Bear) (MP3)

Zomby

UK producer Zomby is releasing his first album for 4AD, Dedication, on July 11 in the UK and July 12 in the US. Panda Bear provides guest lead vocals on the track "Things Fall Apart," which you can download above. Dedication is/was currently streaming in full on hhv (it doesn't seem to be working at the moment). Check out the full album tracklist below.

July 12 is the same day Animal Collective play Prospect Park in Brooklyn, two days before Zomby's TBA New York show (7/14) which is listed on his myspace. Stay tuned for more details, and hopefully those details aren't a cancellation this time.

Remember when Zomby was supposed to open Animal Collective's Prospect Park show in 2009. It would be cool if he makes up for it by opening at the same venue in 2011. Don't hold your breath though. Zomby also recently cancelled his appearance at the Animal Collective curated-ATP last month. According to 32 RPM...

"Zomby has cancelled and lots of people eager to suck up his revivalist bullshit rave music were forced to mull around wearing their best faces of disappointment. I didn't mind. Zomby is a REDACTED and if it means he's ten fans down after blowing the festival out then that goes to shape a better tomorrow. For one he confused Steve Moore completists and for two the world needs a 90s rave music revival like it needs an airborn Aids strain.

Now much as I was left non-plussed by them I have to say 'good one' to The Frogs for filling the gap and playing a second show."

Harsh. Zomby cancelled Sonar in 2010 too. All currently scheduled dates and the album info below...

Continue reading "Zomby releasing 'Dedication', schedules a show (sort of)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Deradoorian @ Union Pool - 5/10/11
Deradoorian

Deradoorian aka Angel Deradoorian of Dirty Projectors played a show with Hiro Kone at Union Pool in Brooklyn Tuesday night (5/10)...

"Deradoorian has just one five-song EP to her credit thus far, 2009's entrancing Mind Raft, plus a split single from earlier this year and some stray tracks (apparently the Dirty Projectors have been busy?). But her sound has evolved, and she has a sharp trio that's headed to the Animal Collective-curated ATP in England in a few days. They took the stage and played "Moon," the circular, hypnotic song that closes Mind Raft, and this completely fucked me up. At the end of that EP, "Moon" somehow bears witness to the four songs that precede it, focusing their most affecting traits into one six-minute spell. It is an end song. What's it doing at the beginning of the set? But when the full band blew in at a dramatic moment halfway through the song, all complaints were forgotten." [Village Voice]
Deradoorian's Brooklyn setlist is below. Deradoorian play the AC ATP in Minehead on Sunday which is the same day Tony Conrad plays the UK shindig. For a second I thought that was a lot of last minute traveling for Tony, but then I remembered he's not actually playing the Table of the Elements Fest in NYC this weekend - they're just showing a video of a show he played in 1996.

Hiro Kone next plays a show at Cake Shop on June 4th, with (her old band) Effi Briest and Pillars and Tongues.

In barely related news, Dirty Projectors' & Animal Collective's Domino label-mate Cass McCombs is currently on the road and plays a tour-ending show at Bowery Ballroom tonight (5/12) with Jana Hunter. Tickets are still available.

More pictures from Union Pool, below...

Continue reading "Deradoorian played Union Pool w/ Hiro Kone (pics & setlist), Cass McCombs plays Bowery Ballroom tonight"

The National show in Prospect Park (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Celebrate Brooklyn

We already knew that 'Celebrate Brooklyn' is hosting an impressive lineup of ticketed Prospect Park Bandshell shows this summer: The Decemberists, Animal Collective, Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver & Cut Copy. And we knew that the 33rd annual series of free shows would start with an Andrew Bird show on June 10th, and that BRIC is also hosting three free 'dance parties' in Brooklyn Bridge Park this summer too.

Now the entire 2011 lineup of "24 free performances, including 20 music concerts, two dance performances, two film screenings with live music, and a family concert" is here! You can check it all out (The Feelies, Real Estate, The Books, Junip, Doveman, Justin Townes Earle, Punch Brothers, Raekwon, Oumou Sangaré, Times New Viking, Ra Ra Riot, Delicate Steve, Buke & Gass and Hal Willner included), below...

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DOWNLOAD: Pantha Du Prince - "A Nomad's Retreat" The Slight Below Remix (MP3)

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Pantha Du Prince released a new album on Tuesday via Rough Trade. "XI versions of Black Noise is comprised of re-workings of tracks originally on Pantha Du Prince's album Black Noise by friends and contemporaries including amongst others Animal Collective, Moritz Von Oswald, Four Tet, Efdemin and North American pioneer Hieroglyphic Being. Pantha Du Prince also does his own new version of "Lay In A Shimmer"." Check out the fifth track on the LP, The Slight Below remix of "A Nomad's Retreat" above. The full tracklist is below.

Pantha Du Prince is now on a North American tour that concludes in NYC at Good Units at Hudson Hotel on April 22nd. it's a FIXED event, and Pantha is playing "live", as are The Sight Below (who remixed the above track). JDH and Dave P will DJ. Advanced tickets are on sale. All Pantha tour dates are listed below.

Four Tet will appear at Gowanus Grove at the end of May, and at EMPAC Studio 1 in Troy, NY with Jon Hopkins on September 15th.

Animal Collective just announced a Prospect Park show and other dates. The Brooklyn show goes on AmEx presale today (4/20) at noon. An updated set of tour dates is below.

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