Entries tagged with: Benoit Pioulard
by Bill Pearis
Thee Oh Sees are one of many cool artists participating on a new compilation titled 50 Bands And A Cat For Indiana Equality which stands against the recent anti-gay legislation in the state. The comp features 51 tracks by the likes of Deerhoof, Thurston Moore Band, David Yow, Protomartyr and lots more...plus Lil BUB (that would be the "and a Cat" part). You can stream Oh Sees' contribution, "The Ceiling," that is one of their prettier songs, below. The comp is a $25 download and you can choose any of the tracks to be made into a lathe-cut flexi 7". All proceeds go to Freedom Indiana, the ACLU of Indiana, and Indy Pride. All participating bands are listed below and more info is here.
Meanwhile, as Stereogum points out, Thee Oh Sees have shared another song from their forthcoming Mutilator Defeated at Last which is out via Castle Face on May 18. "Withered Hand" is as wild a rager as we've heard from John Dwyer lately, amped and adrenalized. You can stream it below. Thee Oh Sees are now sporting a two-drummer lineup and will be in Texas next month for Austin's Levitation Fest and are also on the lineup of LA's Berserktown II in August.
Dwyer has a new Damaged Bug album on the way too, titled Cold Hot Plumbs, that is out June 9, also on Castle Face. Here he favors synths and while it's poppy, this ain't Visage or Depeche Mode. (Not that there's anything wrong with those bands.) Check out two songs, below.
Stars of the Lid in NYC in 2008 (more by Chris Owyoung)
Veteran ambient duo Stars of the Lid haven't played the US in five years, but that will change this fall. First, they'll take part in Kranky's 20th Anniversary shows, which go down in various Chicago venues from December 12 - 15. Other artists playing include Grouper (who has a new "pop" band), Tim Hecker, Keith Fullerton Whitman, Benoit Pioulard, Lichens, Implodes, and more. Full lineups and ticket info below.
After the Chicago show, Stars of the Lid will head to NYC to play Church of St. Paul the Apostle on December 17 (405 W 59th St). At that show and the Chicago one, Stars of the Lid will be accompanied by the 10-piece Wordless Music Orchestra. Tickets for the NYC show are on sale now.
Earlier this year, Kranky reissued Stars of the Lid's 1996 album, The Ballasted Orchestra. Stream that album via Spotify, along with the Kranky Anniversary lineups, below...
Thomas Meluch will release his fourth album under his musical alias Benoît Pioulard, Hymnal, on March 4 via Kranky. The record was made in England and Europe while on a year abroad, taking inspiration from the continent's many ornate cathedrals. Benoît just released the video for album track "Margin" and you can watch that below.
You may remember that Benoît just released a split with Foxes in Fiction, with whom he'll share a few dates on his upcoming March tour, though not at either of FiF's NYC shows this month. He will, however, play The Studio @ Webster Hall on March 26 with Noveller and tickets are on sale now. All tour dates are listed below.
Foxes in Fiction (aka former Toronto resident Warren Hildebrand who now lives in NYC) has a new single coming out on French label Wool Recordings next month which is a collaboration with likeminded lo-fi artist Benoît Pioulard and you can stream one of the tracks below.
Hildebrand, who has also spent time in the live incarnation of Memoryhouse, will be bringing Foxes in Fiction to NYC for two shows next month: Glasslands on February 10 with Four Visions (tickets on sale); and a record release party at Silent Barn on February 25.
Single stream and artwork below...