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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.

by Andrew Frisicano

Terry Riley @ Big Ears Fest 2010 (more)
terry riley

Composer Terry Riley is perhaps an unlikely addition to the Animal Collective-curated ATP happening in the UK in May. Maybe not, considering the minimalist influences in Animal Collective's music, though it's still be weird to see the 75-year-old Riley, who tends to play organ or keys live, billed under Big Boi.

You can see the composer at a more typical setting - (Le) Poisson Rouge - tonight (Jan 29th) with son Gyan Riley, who's a skilled guitarist, composer and improviser in his own right. Tickets are still on sale.

The pair will be celebrating two new albums: Gyan's solo guitar release Stream of Gratitude on Tzadik Records and Terry Riley and Gyan Riley: Live on Sri Moonshine Music. Parts of both are streaming on Gyan's website.

More upcoming Gyan Riley shows (some with Terry) including February 6th at Pianos, are posted below...

Continue reading "Terry Riley playing Animal Collective's ATP in the UK, LPR in NYC w/ his son Gyan (TONIGHT) & other dates"

Panda Bear

Panda Bear's new album "Tomboy" will be out on April 12th via Paw Tracks. "This is one week earlier than the originally announced release date - it was moved up so that the record will be available for Record Store Day on April 16." That's the cover art above. The full tracklist is below along with a set of fellow Paw Tracks recording artist Prince Rama tour dates (Glasslands included) (and some Animal Collective dates too)...

Continue reading "new Panda Bear cover art & Prince Rama tour dates"

Panda Bear

"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 19, 2011.

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 will be 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. stay tuned for more details." [PRESS RELEASE]

It was back in September that we learned we definitely wouldn't be seeing Panda Bear's album in 2010, or maybe even anytime soon, so this is good news.

In related Animal Collective news, Animal Collective member Deakin will share a bill with Black Dice and Mirror Mirror this Saturday in Brooklyn at Secret Project Robot, a venue which is moving to a new location at the end of 2011. Meanwhile they have a full schedule at the current location. More details, more event listings (including a Knyfe Hyts residency) and this weekend's flyer below...

Continue reading "Panda Bear finished his album, Deakin & Black Dice playing Secret Project Robot (which is moving at the end of 2011)"

Oliver Platt

NY MAGAZINE: What was 2010's cultural highlight for you?

Oliver Platt: Panda Bear's "Slow Motion" [B-side to July's 7" single "Tomboy"]. I'm a huge Animal Collective fan, and frankly, if Animal Collective had released something this year, it would be my pick. [2009 EP] Fall Be Kind was one of the highlights of last year. They locate so much soul in electronic music. But I do think that Panda Bear -- Noah Lennox is his real name -- is a freaking musical genius. He sounds like Brian Wilson and he's got this natural gift for harmony. I love Animal Collective, but to me his stuff goes quicker to that place at the back of your neck, where your brain stem starts to buzz. I don't want to sound too druggy here, but it does have that effect. Also, Avey Tare released a solo album this year [Down There] and there was some really amazing stuff on that.

Oliver Platt is probably happy that, according to Pitchfork, Deakin is back in Animal Collective (though as animalcollective.org points out, he arguably never left). He's also probably looking forward to Deakin's solo debut, coming in 2011 via Paw Tracks. Look for Oliver in the audience at the New Museum tonight (12/10). Tickets are still available.

Animal Collective's only upcoming dates are Primavera Sound in Spain in May, and an ATP that they're curating in the UK the same month.

words by Rachel Kowal

Dent May @ BV-CMJ 2009 (more by Chris La Putt)
Dent May

A few nights earlier, I tried and failed to see Dent May at a late-night show, but I figured I'd give it another shot, so I headed over to the Cake Shop after the BrooklynVegan CMJ show at MHOW Thursday night, and was delighted to see that they were running on schedule. I thought I was tired at that point, but I've got to hand it to Dent May and his friend Bobby for their dedication to the cause. "We drove 20 hours straight to be with you. Our car got towed. We've been threw a lot of shit, and we love it," May said by way of introduction. A quick look at Bobby's zombie-like stare as he sat, waiting for the show to start, revealed just how tired he was. In addition to their lengthy sojourn to New York, it was their last show of the week and the third of the day. Luckily, their music is upbeat and undeniably catchy. When they started to play, they sprang to life, and many of the people in the audience began to dance.

Dent May doesn't have any more dates on his schedule, but he is on the lineup of the just-announced All Tomorrow's Parties curated by Animal Collective taking place May 13th-15th at at Butlins Holiday Centre in Minehead, UK. Full initial lineup announcement below...

Continue reading "Dent May played CMJ, playing Animal Collective-curated ATP "

words by Jessica Timlin

Avey Tare release party crocodile cake (Pushkar)
Avey Tare

I knew I had followed the obscure directions to Secret Project Robot correctly when I got to the loading docks and found a building dripping of colorful paint and christmas lights. The place was set up for Halloween, but meshed perfectly with the "swamp and death" theme that Animal Collective's Avey Tare had imagined for his album release party (Monday night, 10/25).

Tattered mesh hung from the ceilings with interesting film clips being projected on and through them accompanied by Avey's sister Abby Portner's installation. The installation reminded me of Animal Collective's installation at the Guggenhiem a few months back. By the entrance, they had shirts and of course, the new album "Down There," both on vinyl and cd. As I made my way around, I saw Dave (Avey) chatting with both close friends and fans.

The vibe was very laid back, an interesting scene, and much more casual than I imagined. There were many other familiar faces that showed up, including Deakin from Animal Collective. At about 9:45, the imaginative Avey made his way up to the small stage, thanked everyone for coming and introduced his cousin, comedian Matt Baetz, to tell a few jokes. Matt seemed a bit nervous, standing with a beer in hand, as he spoke to a room that was half-full of people that didn't seem to have a sense of humor - Beyond that, he was very funny, without really trying at all.

The sounds continued with a few people including Brian DeDraw of Gang Gang Dance manning the dj booth towards the back, while Dave cut into a massive crocodile cake - red velvet - and dished out pieces to everyone present.

A while later, Comic and former SNL writer Hannibal Buress took to the stage. I'm a big fan of his current writing for the show, 30 Rock and found him to be hysterical. He commented on the interesting contrasts between the vibes he was getting from the crowd, some laughing with tears streaming and others staring at him with their "Serious Artist" personas. I couldn't agree more; but the set was great. The music returned and people kept on mingling until it came to an end around 12 am. A great experience overall.

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UNRELATED FACTS?: Avey DJ'd a Crocodiles (the band) show at Glasslands in September. Crocodiles' next scheduled NYC-area show was supposed to be tonight (10/26) at Maxwell's, but they cancelled yesterday (the same day as Avey's crocodile cake release party).

Avey's new Crocodile-adorned album "Down There" is out now. Album art and the new crocodile-filed video made by his sister, below...

Continue reading "Hannibal Buress performed & there was crocodile cake (at Avey Tare's release party @ Secret Project Robot) "

Avey Tare @ Governors Island this summer (more by Erez Avissar)
Avey Tare

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and YouTube, in collaboration with HP and Intel, tonight announced the top 25 videos, selected from 23,358 online video submissions and 91 countries, for YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video. The announcement was made at a special celebratory event at the Guggenheim Museum this evening, "YouTube Play. Live from the Guggenheim," with a corresponding global live stream at YouTube.com/Play.

On behalf of the jury, Nancy Spector, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, and Jury Chairperson, said, "It was our goal to reach the widest possible audience, inviting individuals from around the world to submit a video for consideration. While our original goal had been to select 20, the jury was so moved by the quality of work submitted that we decided to honor a final list of 25. We believe the end result is 25 of the most unique and innovative video work to be created and distributed online during the past two years."...

...The YouTube Play jury included: performance artist and musician Laurie Anderson; music group Animal Collective, featuring Deakin (Josh Dibb), Geologist (Brian Weitz), and Panda Bear (Noah Lennox); filmmaker Darren Aronofsky; visual artists Douglas Gordon, Ryan McGinley, Marilyn Minter, and Takashi Murakami; artists and filmmakers Shirin Neshat and Apichatpong Weerasethakul; and graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister, with Guggenheim Chief Curator and Deputy Director Nancy Spector serving as jury chairperson.

Avey Tare was left out of the jury. Maybe because he's been too busy working on his new album which is released this week. To celebrate, he and some friends will be getting together at Secret Project Robot in Brooklyn tonight (10/25), and everyone is invited. Details below...

Continue reading "Animal Collective helped pick YouTube videos for the Guggenheim ++ Avey Tare release party tonight"

DOWNLOAD: Prince Rama - "Lightening Fossil" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Light Pollution - "Witchcraft" (MP3)

photos by Benjamin Lozovsky

Deakin @ Glasslands
Deakin

"Just got back from it. Didn't stick around for the cowboys & indians dance party, though I probably should have. I was faced on mushrooms the whole night and felt like the place was being overrun by 16 year olds. Twice some dumb scantily-clad broads approached me to ask if I'd buy them drinks cos they were only "20". This was very different from the demographic I imagined Prince Rama and Deakin would be playing for.

Really bummed out about the arrest of Michael from Prince Rama, and the subsequent abridged setlist. But still they sounded really amazing, and Deakin's set was very cool. It's a shame most people there didn't seem to give much of a shit about the live music.

Can't believe I didn't stick around longer. What did I miss? But don't tell me a bunch of half naked 18 year old girls with face paint prancing around, beseeching older men to buy them drinks. Because I was there for that.

P.S. I was the awkward weirdo in the blue hoodie.
-dreamlight molecule

The show described above too place in Massachusetts on Tuesday. The show pictured in this post took place place at Glasslands on Monday (9/13), one night earlier. It was Deakin of Animal Collective's first NYC solo show with an assist from current tour/label mate Prince Rama, and Silk Flowers and Amen Dunes.

The trek continues for Prince Rama/Deakin, who play Montreal tonight and scoot across the west coast until the end of September. After that, Prince Rama will then link up with Light Pollution for another tour that kicks off in Chicago in early October before they both play NYC on 10/21 as part of the Carpark/Paw Tracks CMJ Showcase at Cake Shop. More details on that showcase TBA.

It's unclear why the guy from Prince Rama got arrested, but the above account makes at least three times I heard about it.

Prince Rama's new LP, Shadow Temple, is out now via Paw Tracks, dig on one track from the LP, "Lightening Fossil", downloadable above. Light Pollution's new LP, Apparitions, is out now also, and features "Witchcraft" available for download above.

Full tour dates and tons of pics from Glasslands are below...

Continue reading "Despite an arrest, Prince Rama & Deakin played Glasslands (pics), playing more shows (dates) "

photos by Erez Avissar

Panda Bear

Noah: "I was living in Brooklyn, right on the edge of Brooklyn Heights, right near Red Hook over there. I was walking to work actually and walking towards the subway and I didn't know anything about it. The first plane had crashed when I was walking and everybody was walking the other way from the subway towards somewhere else. It just felt weird and smelled weird and I guess a women saw me going towards the subway stop and she was like, 'The subway isn't running right now.' And and I was like "What happened?" She just pointed up in the sky and I could just see a really big pillar of smoke and you could see the building on fire."
With the NYC skyline aglow from the Sept 11th memorial, Panda Bear headlined the Beach stage at the serene Governor's Island with his AnCo cohort Avey Tare on the one's and two's, and opening sets from Teengirl Fantasy and Portugal's Gala Drop.
...The 100-layer-electro-pastoral-pop burrito thing [aka Panda' Bear's sound] has its charms: His new "Tomboy" shows up early, a few angry-sounding power chords giving it form and drive; his songs are better the more they sound like temper tantrums, particularly "Song for Ariel," wherein he bellows "I want what I want what I want what I want what I want" until you're ready to give it him already.

It all just starts to blur together garishly after a half-hour or so, though there's rarely not a sweet, simple tune buried under there, and he's much better at keeping it at least faintly audible: Even at his worst it only sounds like, say, two Passion Pit songs and a Bruce Hornsby song playing on top of each other. And his voice, as always, will rescue both him and you, huge and brassy, traces of both Thom Yorke and Rufus Wainwright, selling his more grandiose drama and doing major damage the softer and sweeter and simpler his backdrop gets: "Ponytail," the slight, painfully delicate closer to his rapturously praised Person Pitch, is the exception that makes the rule bearable. As for the rest, just do what you do when you're drunk: Find something in the room and stare at it until the room stops spinning. -[Village Voice]

The easiest thing to stare at Saturday night was the visuals on the screen, which when not covered by the smoke from the smoke machines, made for excellent eye candy though I couldn't help but look towards the skyline at times as well. The full Panda setlist, courtesy of NYC Taper who taped the show, is below. Teengirl's setlist is down there too along with a 20 minute Big Ass Lens video that you need to check out.

For more Animal Collective, don't miss Deakin tonight (9/13) at Glasslands, or Avey Tare and Danny Perez speaking on East 3rd Street. Avey deejays Glasslands in a couple of weeks.

The Panda Bear show was one of two Noah Lennox played over the weekend. He played Baltimore the next day (9/12). Panda Bear will also appear at Moogfest on October 20th, and that's it for now. Hopefully he'll spend that time working on Tomboy, which currently has no official release date (new single out in October).

More pictures, video, and setlists from the 9/11 show are below....

Continue reading "Panda Bear played Governors Island w/ Teengirl Fantasy & Gala Drop (pics, video, setlists & live recording) "

Spoon @ MSG in August (more by Bao Nguyen)
Spoon

today in NYC
* whiplash @ UCB
* free comedy @ Pianos
* ZZ Top @ Beacon Theatre
* Spoon @ Cake Shop (afternoon)
* Jim Campilongo @ Living Room
* Jay-Z & Eminem @ Yankee Stadium
* Spoon, Sean Bones @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Gringo Star, Caveman, Soft Black @ Cameo Gallery
* On ODDSAC, Avey Tare & Danny Perez in conversation
* The Charlatans UK, Sherlock's Daughter @ Bowery Ballroom
* Deakin, Prince Rama, Silk Flowers, Amen Dunes @ Glasslands
* The Bouncing Souls @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise (The Temptress)
* Birthdays, Mark DeNardo, Emily Reo, Philip Seymour Hoffman @ Cake Shop

The Animal Collective Marathon continues as Deakin and Prince Rama kick off a tour at Glasslands tonight, and Avey Tare & Danny Perez have a conversation

Unsound Lounge: On ODDSAC, Avey Tare & Danny Perez in conversation
Talk
09/13/10, 8:30pm
Goethe-Institut Wyoming Building
5 East 3rd Street
New York, NY 10003
Free admission

To celebrate the release of their unique "visual album" DVD project ODDSAC (Plexifilm), Animal Collective's Avey Tare and director Danny Perez will join moderator Andy Battaglia in a discussion about how they see and hear--and work to blur the boundaries between the two.

Avey DJ'd the Panda Bear show on Governors Island Saturday night (pics coming soon).

Spoon plays early and late.

Jay-Z and Eminem play their first of two shows at the new Yankee Stadium tonight.

The VMAs happened Sunday. The Black Keys won for "Breakthrough Video" and pretty much everything else went to Lady Gaga (Eminem and Jay-Z got some too). Robyn was there. Video of her on the red carpet below...

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Monday?"

the view from the Panda Bear concert - 9/11/2010
Panda

Great show. Emotional night. More later. (anyone write down the setlist?)

interview by Billy Jones, FYF photos by Chris Juarez

Panda Bear @ FYF Fest - Sept 4, 2010
Panda Bear

"Noah Lennox (born July 17, 1978) in Baltimore, Maryland known as Panda Bear, is an experimental musician and a founding member of Animal Collective. He chose the name "Panda Bear" because he drew pictures of pandas as artwork on the recordings he made as a younger musician. Lennox grew up in the Roland Park section of Baltimore, Maryland, and had attended high school in Pennsylvania. As a child and teenager, he played sports, mainly soccer and basketball, and had studied piano until he was eight and then cello. He later sang tenor in his high school chamber choir. At the age of 17 he began to listen to electronic music styles like house & techno and artists such as Aphex Twin, all of which became a huge influence on his later work" [Wikipedia]
Panda Bear is currently making his way to NYC for a big headlining show happening on Governors Island Saturday night, September 11th (tickets are still on sale). On this past Saturday, September 4th, he played a set (that he wasn't too happy about) at FYF Fest in LA (pictures from that show are in this post).

On Monday he played the Fox Theatre in Oakland. Live Music Blog was there and said, "I left the concert speechless, completely in awe of what I just experienced. One of the best shows I've seen in a while." That's good news for those who were scared away by what they heard about the Pitchfork Festival.The Fox Theatre setlist is at the end of this post.

And it was right before that Oakland show (at the venue) that BrooklynVegan interviewer Billy Jones was able to get Noah, an ex-Brooklynite and father of two who currently lives in Portugal, on the phone for a few minutes. Their chat is transcribed in this post.

They talked about when Panda Bear's album is coming out (if you haven't heard, it's called "Tomoby"), whether Animal Collective is still a band, FYF Fest, 9/11, Governors Island opener Gala Drop, and much more. Read it below...

Continue reading "an interview w/ Noah Lennox aka Panda Bear (about the album release date, status of Animal Collective & more) "

salsasalsa

PLAYING LIVE EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY - schedule here: www.cameony.com. The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, direct from Brooklyn. Our residency continues Wed, Sept. 1st & 15th at Cameo/The Lovin' Cup (93 North 6th Street, btw Berry & Wythe, 11211), and every first and third Wed in 2010.

The WSO is a 12-piece band playing big Latin arrangements of our favorite indie tunes. Come see us live!

The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra continue their residency tonight (9/1). Listen to their covers of Animal Collective, TV on the Radio, Arcade Fire and CSS, below...

Continue reading "Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra cover indie songs, play every other Wednesday in Brooklyn"

DOWNLOAD: Prince Rama - Lightening Fossil (MP3)

Deakin & Avey @ PS1 on July 31st (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Animal Collective

Hot off their sets at PS1, Animal Collective's Deakin and Brooklyn's Prince Rama will be going on tour in September. The trip kicks off with a September 13th show at Glasslands with Silk Flowers and Amen Dunes. Tickets are on sale.

I think Glasslands will be Deakin's first non-DJ solo show in NYC. His first-ever solo show took place in Baltimore at the beginning of the year. The Brooklyn show is also a release party for Prince Rama's new LP, Shadow Temple, which comes out on AnCo's Paw Tracks label the day after. A track from it is above. Prince Rama have a few NYC date before that too - their full schedule is below.

Also with a new album is Avey Tare, whose debut solo record, Down There, comes out October 26th on Paw Tracks. Avey deejays at Glasslands on Friday, September 24th on a bill with Crocodiles (who have a new record). RSVP for that.

As previously mentioned, Panda Bear's 9/11 show at Governors Island is still on sale. His record Tomboy comes out in September. All dates below.

Animal Collective's film collaboration with Danny Perez, ODDSAC, is screening at IFC Center on August 6th and 7th at midnight. You can also buy the DVD which is out now.

No Geologist news (vacation?).

New album infos and tour dates below...

Continue reading "Deakin touring w/ Prince Rama, Avey Tare also made a record"

photos by Andrew St. Clair

Blondes & Avey Tare @ PS1 Warm Up on July 31st
Blondes
Animal Collective

Avey Tare and Deakin of Animal Collective were among the DJs at PS1 Warm Up on Saturday, July 31st. Other sets & performances included Blondes, Prince Rama, Babe Rainbow, CFCF and Oneohtrix Point Never (who only performed for 15 minutes because of problems with his equipment).

Another AnCo member, Panda Bear, who played Pitchfork Fest in July, will be performing at the Beach at Governors Island on September 11th. Tickets are still on sale.

More pictures from the Long Island City party are below...

Continue reading "Avey Tare, Deakin, Blondes, Prince Rama, Babe Rainbow, CFCF & Oneohtrix Point Never played PS1's Warm Up (pics)"

Delorean @ Glasslands in June (more by Chris Doss)
Delorean

MoMA's annual summer season of parties at PS1 in Long Island City, aka Warm Up, returns on July 3rd and there are lot of familiar names on this year's lineup. That is due in part to this year's curators being Dean Bein of True Panther Records, Jon Galkin from DFA, Kris Chen (XL), Ronan from LPR, writer Brandon Stusoy (Stereogum, etc), and Robin from Tri Angle. Check out the full schedule, directions and more info below...

Continue reading "2010 PS1 Warm Up schedule announced (Delorean, MEN, Big Freedia, Questlove, DFA, Animal Collective DJs & more) "

by Andrew Frisicano

DOWNLOAD: Pantha du Prince - Welt Am Draht (Animal Collective Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Pantha du Prince - "Stick To My Side" (feat. Panda Bear) (Four Tet remix) (MP3)

Pantha du Prince...
Pantha du Prince

German electronic music maven Pantha du Prince (Hendrick Weber) will be playing his first US shows in three years starting tonight, June 15th, in Washington DC. He visits NYC for a live set at Santos Party House on Thursday, June 17th. Also at that will be Fixed residents JDH and Dave P and Swedish duo Dada Life. Tickets are still on sale.

Pantha's third album and his first on Rough Trade, Black Noise, came out earlier this year. Weber is clearly a well-connected guy - the record features a guest vocal spot by Panda Bear and a bass-guest turn by Tyler Pope of LCD Soundsystem/!!!/Out Hud. The AC crew even remixed one of the album tracks. That's posted above, along with a Four Tet remix of the Noah Lennox song. The album is still streaming at the label's site.

Pantha du Prince's three June US shows will be followed up by a full stateside tour in the fall. In the meantime, Pantha du Prince crisscrosses Europe this summer. The video for "Stick to My Side" (again, that's the Panda Bear one), all tour dates, and the upcoming schedule for Fixed are all below...

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Panda Bear

With a new 7" on the way and select dates already scheduled, Panda Bear has confirmed the details of his new record, and more shows - including one on Governors Island on September 11th... which feels kind of weird - not good or bad, just weird since the Manhattan skyline will be clearly visible from the outdoor venue while Noah Lennox is performing. $25 tickets to the show will go on AMEX pre-sale on Wednesday, June 9th and then general sale on Friday, June 11th.

Dirty Projectors also play a NYC show on 9/11 this year.

More info about the PB single (which is part of a series in anticipation of a new LP) and all tour dates (Animal Collective-related wedding footage) are below...

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