Entries tagged with: Arbouretum
by Bill Pearis
How do you like your Boogie? In short blasts or do you want it to go on longer, preferably forever? If you fall in the latter camp you are probably already familiar with longrunning NYC act Endless Boogie. The band will release their new album, Long Island, next week (2/19) via No Quarter. The record was coproduced by the band's Jesper Eklow and frequent collaborator Matt Sweeney (of Chavez, Zwan, etc) who is basically a member of the band these days (when he's not playing with Bonnie "Prince" Billy). You can stream "Taking Out the Trash" below.
Endless Boogie play a NYC record release show on Friday night (2/15) at Cameo with Arbouretum and Hans Chew in tow as well. Tickets are still available.
Long Island cover art, tracklist and song stream are below.
Yesterday, we mentioned that Thrill Jockey Records will be celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, and in honor of it are hosting a show at Webster Hall on September 15 with Tortoise, Future Islands, Matmos, Liturgy. and D. Charles Speer. That show is actually just one in a series of 20th anniversary shows the label are putting on around the country, including a much smaller one in NYC at Death by Audio on September 14 with White Hills, Guardian Alien, Man Forever (who also plays DbA on Friday, 7/20), Dan Friel, and Rhyton. Tickets for the Death by Audio show and the Webster Hall show are on sale now.
In addition to the shows, the label will also celebrate their anniversary with newly commissioned silk screened posters, like this one and this one, and 2-minute video shorts, like the one by Ashby Lee Collinson that you can watch below. They've also asked a number of comedians, including Fred Armisen, to write two jokes (one clean and one dirty) and Thrill Jockey will be recording reactions to the jokes and pressing them on limited edition vinyl.
In related news, experimental duo Matmos (aka M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel), who are playing some of the anniversary shows including the Webster Hall one, have just recently signed to Thrill Jockey, and they'll put out their first release for the label, the Ganzfeld EP, on October 15.
All currently known Thrill Jockey 20th anniversary shows (more TBA) are listed below with lineups...
After a week on the road, Thrill Jockey labelmates Arbouretum and Eternal Tapestry are mostly done with their current batch of dates together, but will hit NYC for a show at Glasslands on 10/14 with Soft Healer and Begushkin. Tickets are on sale. All remaining dates are listed below.
Both psych bands are touring in support of recent releases, with Arboretum's The Gathering and Eternal Tapestry's Beyond the 4th Door both hitting this year. Check out songs from each respective LP above and some video and all tour dates below.
by Bill Pearis
The Megaphonic Thrift
This year's SXSW festival is a month away and some of you may be sick of hearing about it already. Especially if you're not going. One nice thing about New York is a lot of the international acts play here either on their way to or from Austin, and usually doing longer sets than you'd get at the fest.
In that spirit, like last year, we're gonna bring a little of the SXSW spirit to Brooklyn -- minus the inability to find a cab at midnight. The BrooklynVegan & Tiger Mountain pre-SXSW Party will be at The Rock Shop on Monday, March 14 with Bloodgroup, The Megaphonic Thrift and The Lines. Tickets are only $8 and on sale now.
Iceland synth pop collective Bloodgroup headline the night. Maybe you saw them at CMJ last year. The band's 2009 LP, the slinky, seductive Dry Land, drew favorable comparisons to The Knife. KEXP's blog wrote of their 2010 CMJ performance, "Bloodgroup could be this year's The xx, if enough people take the time to stop and listen." Stop and listen to Bloodgroup's single "My Arms" at the top of this post.
The Megaphonic Thrift (who share members with Casiokids and The Low Frequency in Stereo) played in NYC last March on their way to SXSW as their new album, Decay Destroy, had just come out in their home country of Norway. It's taken a year for the album to get an American release -- out next month on Sonic Union -- but it's probably good timing as their sound fits in well with the '90s indie rock resurgence we're experiencing right now.
Check out the "Candy Sin" -- part Sonic Youth, part Swervedriver -- at the top of this post. I've seen them a couple times. If you dig loud, shoegazy rock The Megaphonic Thrift do it very well. If you can't make the Rock Shop show, the band plays the night before (3/13) at Mercury Lounge where they'll play with Endless Boogie and Arboretum.
Openers are The Lines who hail from Wolverhampton, UK (home of Slade, Goldie and Ned's Atomic Dustbin) and, like Bloodgroup, were here last in October for CMJ. Check out their single "El Matador" at the top of this post which should appeal to fans of Two Door Cinema Club, Bloc Party, and other danceable UK indie.
Should be a fun night, especially because we're giving away Strongbow Cider to those who get there early (while it lasts). Videos and all tour dates for all three bands, below...
photos by Vincent Cornelli
Rain Machine @ BAM's Howard Gilman Opera House
post-show: still smitten with kyp. he was great. funny and personable and best alone on stage (esp. with howler monkey backup chick with them? yeesh) AND anti-pop consortium killed it. they were so good. i kind of felt bad for them, though; sitting at shows is weird which is the one reason i'm not more of a fan of seeing concerts like that at bam, and it must be double weird for a bunch of rappers up on stage to be performing in front of an awkwardly seated audience. no matter, though, their energy was great and it made me like the new album even more. [The Vagabond]The above review is of Rain Machine's Satureday night (January 30th) Sounds Like Brooklyn show at BAM's Howard Gilman Opera House with Anti-Pop Consortium. Les Savy Fav and Vivian Girls kicked off the fest (which has shows through February 6th) at the venue the night before (1/29).
Though Kyp and the rest of TV on the Radio are still taking a break, Iran, a group fronted by filmmaker Aaron Aites that sometimes includes Kyp, has an upcoming show. They'll be playing at Knitting Factory on Thursday, March 11th with Arbouretum. Tickets are on sale.
More pictures from the BAM show are below...
Band of Horses @ Carnegie Hall - June 11, 2009 (mcdeezily)
"After a couple quick frosty beverages in the Carnegie Hall museum (got a little history lesson, saw a lot of autographed pics) we settled into our seats to see BOH take the stage about 9:15. The combination of it being an acoustic performance and being in Carnegie Hall made for a impressive performance that highlighted lead singer Ben Bridwell's vocals and the bands' haunting overall sound. They played around with a few tunes, playing 'Weed Party' a little quicker than usual and 'Wicked Gil' a little slower. The latter got a heckle from an audience member who shouted "Pick up the pace." To which Bridwell slyly responded, "We're gonna slow it down for you guys a bit" before launching into a stripped down version of 'The Funeral'." [Happy Genius Heroes]A shot of the poster, and the setlist from last night's show, below...
by Andrew Frisicano
DOWNLOAD: Richard Buckner - "Gauzy Dress in the Sun" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Richard Buckner - "Emily Sparks" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Richard Buckner - "Born in to Giving It Up" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Arbouretum - "False Spring" (MP3)
Modern troubadour Richard Buckner will play a Friday, March 20th NYC show at Mercury Lounge with Arbouretum, Ruby Throat, and Lia Ices
(tickets on sale) before heading out an April/May US tour in support of three previously out-of-print, Merge-reissued CDs.
Bloomed, The Hill, and Impasse are all up now as digital downloads on the Merge online store. In his extended take on the old discs (read it below), Buckner writes that he plans to release a new record on the label in 2010, his first since 2006's Meadow.
"For two albums, a split EP, and who knows how many lineup changes, Arbouretum has reached further and further inward, honing and intensifying an idiosyncratic sound that is both doomy and folky, visceral and transcendent. They're powerful songs that sound both angry and melancholic, yet carry a sort of internal hypnotic, pacifying churn. The band's newest release, Song of the Pearl, is its most refined and to-the-point--the noodling of 2007's Rites of Uncovering is gone, the stylistic experiments are exhausted."Arbouretum is also going on an April tour with Love as Laughter, and playing a few dates with Band of Horse in June. That includes the show at Carnegie Hall on June 11th.
[Baltimore City Paper]
Buckner reissued press release and vids, and all tour dates below...
Pissed Jeans @ Market Hotel (more by Edwina Hay)
today in NYC
* Levon Helm @ Beacon Theater
* Reigning Sound @ Southpaw
* Gil Mantera's Party Dream @ Europa
* The Bird & The Bee @ the Bell House
* Wallpaper @ the studio @ Webster Hall
* Los Amigos Invisibles @ Bowery Ballroom
* Dropkick Murphys & H2O @ Roseland Ballroom
* Pissed Jeans, Arboretum & Coconuts @ Union Pool
* Pete and J, The XYZ Affair & Young Galaxy @ MHOW
* Tindersticks & Dawn Landes @ Brooklyn Masonic Temple
* Pentagram, Priestess & The Devil's Blood @ Webster Hall
* Handsome Furs, Iran & Hundred In The Hands @ Mercury Lounge
* Your Nature (formerly Frankpollis), Paper & Zazen Boys @ Cake Shop
* Dan Friel, Real Estate, Boogie Boarder, Frat Dad & Haunted Houses @ the Jackson
Reigning Sound are also playing Maxwell's Sunday.
Pissed Jeans are also playing Market Hotel on April 17th.
Arboretum is also playing Carnegie Hall on June 11th.
The Bird and the Bee are also playing Carnegie Hall on Saturday.
A new episode of Breakfast at Sulimays! Ann, Joe, and Bill review Animal Collective and Young Jeezy in the video below...
by Black Bubblegum
the Psychic Paramount in Chapel Hill (photo by Shawn Brackbill)
Anything planned for this evening? Got a pair of ear plugs? GOOD ONES? The Psychic Paramount are set to play their first NYC show in over a year at The Stone TONIGHT (Sept 4) at 10PM as part of a short tour that'll last through the weekend (dates below). The band is currently prepping their new record for No Quarter, the follow up to the ear-shredding psych Gamelan Into the Mink Supernatural. The Psychic Paramount is also slated to play CMJ, so keep an eye out for that if ya can't make it out tonight.
8PM Toby Driver & Kayo Dot Auxiliary UnitKayo Dot Auxiliary Unit is Kayo Dot "pretty much" except "we'll be missing a few regular members and adding a couple additional ones". The FULL Kayo Dot is slated to tour with Pelican, Stove Bredsky, and Zozobra (on select dates). The NYC date on that one is November 2nd at Bowery Ballroom.
Toby Driver (bass guitar, vocals) Dan Means (alto sax) Tim Byrnes (trumpet) Terran Olson (piano) David Bodie (percussion) Yuko Sueta (projections)
WORLD PREMIERE of a new full-length piece by Driver, with lyrics and film fragments by Yuko Sueta.
The Psychic Paramount are playing with Thrill Jockey bands Arbouretum and Pontiak in Baltimore and Philly over the weekend. Both shows are part of a tour Arbouretum and Pontiak are going on together that then heads straight to NYC after Philly. The NY shows are at Glasslands (Sunday) and Cake Shop.(Monday) Also look for Arbouretum when they return to NYC to open for Earth at the Knitting Factory in October. All dates below...
"CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival, New York's largest music event and one of the world's most important showcases of new music artists, has announced its 2nd round of confirmed music performers." The entire list is below...
by Black Bubblegum
Earth @ Knitting Factory in May (more by Zach Dilgard)
Earth have announced two east coast dates: Allston, MA on October 13th with Arbouretum (tickets here) and another on October 19th at Knitting Factory "with Special Guests" (tickets here). The band have also lined up a few dates with Stebmo and Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds. Full tour schedule below.
Earth recently dropped a limited edition CD called Live Europe 2006. It was recorded on their European tour with sunn 0))) in the early part of that year (2006). The CD was previously only available on tour, but now there are copies available through Southern Lord.
DOWNLOAD: Matmos - Rainbow Flag (MP3)
In Baltimore. soon...