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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

What else?

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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)

Pantha Du Prince

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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Animal Collective @ Coachella 2011 (more by David Andrako)
Animal Collective

They might not make the most sense playing right before a headlining set by Arcade Fire, and after Mumford & Sons, on the main stage of Coachella (like they did on Saturday), but a headlining show at Prospect Park's Banshell is perfect for Animal Collective who will return to the large outdoor Brooklyn venue on July 12th. Tickets for the Celebrate Brooklyn benefit go on AmEx presale Wednesdy at noon, and then on general sale Friday.

The band played two sold out nights at the same venue in 2009. The new Brooklyn show is three days before Animal Collective play the Pitchfork Festival which recently updated its lineup. Check that out below...

Continue reading "Animal Collective playing Prospect Park (again) before the Pitchfork Festival (updated 3-day lineup)"

photos by David Andrako

Big Audio Dynamite
Coachella

As you know, Arcade Fire played a light-up beach ball-filled headlining show on Saturday, and Odd Future made their presence known to crowd members, security and those watching Lil B, but other exciting stuff, like the reunited Big Audio Dynamite killing it (and bringing some to tears), happened too. The only unfortunate part of BAD's set was that Wire, who people keep reporting was "underattended," were on at the same time. Wire was also up against the very popular Mumford & Sons who played before Animal Collective who played before Arcade Fire.

Animal Collective got their usual mixed reaction thanks in part to their usual choice of playing whatever they want no matter how big the crowd and who's on before and after them. Anonymous | April 17, 2011 6:32 AM said, "fuck animal collective. people went to the festival to have fun [,not] to have images of cum projected for an hour while the boring drones. they had the deadest crowd i've seen on the main stage so far." Anonymous | April 17, 2011 8:25 AM basically agrees and said, "AC should have never been allowed on that stage in that time slot. The worst." Anonymous | April 17, 2011 1:33 PM says, "guys AC just sucks, this ain't no new mystery.... it's almost as if they try extra hard just to be that terrible and make the crowd feel like a bunch of tools for giving them money... They're prob just a social experiment by banksy anyway." But Anonymous | April 17, 2011 3:22 PM asks, "so AC sucks for trying to make innovative, artistically rewarding music instead of god-awful corporate college-rock like arcade fire? every song is like, the same four chords played over and over and over again."

Mumford & Sons went on after Bright Eyes who went on after Broken Social Scene who went on after Erykah Badu aka Erica Abi Wright aka Loretta Brown aka Annie aka Analog Girl in the Digital World aka Medulla Oblongata, etc. (she was great despite technical difficulties).

Erykah Badu
Coachella

Neko Case helped make the New Pornographers shine under hot sun. Empire of the Suns won best costumes of the day. Phoenix New Times says...

"Also, I suppose yesterday was the "Fuck Arizona" day at Coachella -- Jenny & Johnny, Bright Eyes and One Day as a Lion all had sets during the day. I actually saw someone wearing a Sound Strike t-shirt on Friday. Wearing that shirt to a music festival is doing about as much as de la Rocha and Oberst are collectively doing to combat SB 1070."
The third and final day of Coachella 2011 is underway and streaming on the internet as I type this. Our pictures from Friday are HERE. Check out more pictures from Saturday, below...

Continue reading "Coachella 2011 Day 2 in pics (Big Audio Dynamite, BSS, Animal Collective, Erykah Badu, Bright Eyes, Mumford & Sons, more)"

PAnda Bear

NPR currently has two new Panda Bear things streaming: you can hear Noah be a guest DJ, AND you can now hear "Tomboy" in full. On Record Store Day, you can get "Tomboy" with the above-pictured t-shirt...

"Panda Bear's Tomboy album is in stores on April 12, and on Record Store Day, April 16, an edition of 1000 limited LP / T-shirt bundles will be available at participating Record Store Day stores. This shirt design will not be available again, and is not available online anywhere!"
Does eBay on April 13th count as available online anywhere? Panda released a 2-track Surfer's Hymn single via Kompakt on March 28th. The b-side is the "Actress Primitive Pattern Remix" of the song which you can listen to at Soundcloud.

In related news, Animal Collective will soon kick-off a pre-Coachella California tour with Sun Araw. Those dates are below...

Continue reading "Panda Bear 'Tomboy' streaming, will come with t-shirt on Record Store Day ("Surfer's Hymn" single out now)"

Guided by Voices @ Irving Plaza, New Year's Eve (more by Chris Gersbeck)
Guided by Voices

"As previously announced, the 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival will be taking place on Friday, July 15th through Sunday, July 17th at Chicago's Union Park! Tickets went on sale on March 4th, and, as predicted, three-day passes sold out in a record time of 24 hours! That said, eager prospective festival goers should fear not, as single-day passes are still available for the totally reasonable price of $45.

And now, without further ado, the newest additions to the 2011 Pitchfork Festival lineup! Friday will see the addition of Guided By Voices and Neko Case; Saturday's lineup will feature No Age, Gang Gang Dance, G-Side, and Chrissy Murderbot; Sunday's stellar lineup now includes The Fresh & Onlys, Radio Dept., HEALTH, Shabazz Palaces, Baths, How To Dress Well, Kurt Vile, and Twin Sister. Stay tuned for more bands still to be announced in the coming weeks!"
Guided by Voices are also playing the sold out Sasquatch Fest. Full Pitchfork lineup by day below...

Continue reading "Pitchfork Fest expands lineup (Guided by Voices & more)"

Pitchfork Festival

"the 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival will be taking place on Friday, July 15th through Sunday, July 17th! Tickets will officially be on sale today at 12 PM CST, with single-day tickets for $45 and three-day passes for $110! If last year was any indicator, three-day passes will sell out in under a week (last year they sold out in FIVE DAYS!), so be sure to get your tickets ASAP!"
The full lineup so far is below...

Continue reading "2011 Pitchfork Music Festival - initial lineup & tickets"

DOWNLOAD: Panda Bear - Last Night at the Jetty (MP3)

Jetty

Panda Bear is the project of Animal Collective member Noah Lennox. Tomboy, his long-awaited fourth album as Panda Bear, and follow-up to Person Pitch, is now complete and will be released on his own label, Paw Tracks on April 12, 2011.

Paw Tracks is pleased to present a listening party for Tomboy on Feb. 16 in NYC at Le Poisson Rouge Gallery (158 Bleecker St.) - there will be two separate listening sessions, one at 6pm that is open to all ages (rsvp to tomboyallageslisteningparty@gmail.com ) and one at 7:30pm that is 21+ (rsvp is now closed)

Over the past six months or so, Panda Bear has released a series of vinyl singles on different labels, including Domino, Paw Tracks, and Fat Cat, with the final single forthcoming on Kompakt. The Tomboy album is a compilation of these songs, along with new ones that have not been released. Additionally, all the songs have been added to and newly mixed with help from Sonic Boom to give the album a wonderfully rich and warm sound. [press release]

The MP3 of "Last Night at The Jetty" above is the final version of track #5 on Tomboy.