Entries tagged with: Boy Friend
Built to Spill at BV SXSW 2012 (more by Ryan Barkan)
The Hopscotch festival in Raleigh, North Carolina will celebrate its third year from Sept. 6-8, 2012 in downtown Raleigh, with 175 bands in 15 venues. The initial lineup, released today, runs the gamut from traditional indie favorites to punk to noise music to hip hop to noisy black metal and all stops in between, featuring performances from Built to Spill, sunn 0))), The Roots, The Jesus & Mary Chain (who played SXSW), Liars (who have a show coming up at Webster Hall), Baroness, Deerhoof, Death Grips (who play NYC soon and have new material on the way), Danny Brown (who was at Coachella and plays Prospect Park soon), Pallbearer (who play an exclusive East Coast Show soon), Screaming Females (who recently played NYC and are on tour now), Thee Oh Sees, The Spits (who just played NYC twice), Tenement, The Mountain Goats (two sets, one of which will be an all metal-covers set!) and so many more.
(and now we know the Jesus & Mary Chain are coming back soon)
Tickets are on sale. The full lineup and flyer (update: and a few more announced J&MC dates) are below...
by Bill Pearis
As mentioned before, Young Prisms play tonight (3/5) at Glasslands with Austin's Boy Friend. The San Francisco band's second album, In Between, is out at the end of the month and we've got the premiere of Violens' remix of the album's lead track, "Floating in Blue." Violens took the very shoegazy original and kind of turned it into a late-80s New Order track. You can compare and contrast -- both versions are downloadable above.
Speaking of Violens, they just signed to Slumberland who will release their new album True on May 15. If you followed their monthly digital single releases last year, you may recognize a few of the songs on True. One of the new ones on the album, "Unfolding Black Wings," is downloadable at the top of this post.
Click through for the video to Young Prisms' "Floating in Blue," plus tour dates for the band.
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Boy Friend - Egyptian Wrinkle (MP3)
Christa Palazzolo and Sarah Brown left Austin band "Sleep 8 Over" in late 2010, but continued working together as Boy Friend. They released a single, "Lovedropper," last year and their debut album, Egyptian Wrinkle, will be out March 5 on Italian indie label Hell Yes! (That's their exclamation point, not mine.)
Like what they did in "Sleep 8 Over", the sounds Palazzolo and Brown make as Boy Friend are warm and hazy with their ethereal vocals floating above, but with more melodic hooks to latch onto. It's like a nice bath, but no pruny hands. There are a lot of comparisons to the Cocteau Twins going around but I don't think that's exactly apt. The vocal stylings are similar but nowhere near as otherworldly as Liz Frasier, and from what I can tell, there are no guitars on the album. There is, however, a definite '80s 4AD vibe nonetheless. I like the album a lot. You can download the album's title track at the top of this post or stream it below. Spotify users can listen to the whole album right now.
Boy Friend are soon hitting the road with San Francisco shoegazers Young Prisms, a tour we wrote about a couple weeks ago that hits Glasslands on March 5. For those readers in Austin, Boy Friend band are throwing an early record release party this tonight (Sunday, 2/12) 29th St. Ballroom at the Spider House, a show that also features Hell Yes! labelmates Love Inks, plus darkwavers Missions.
Click through for all Young Prisms/Boy Friend tour dates, as well as a streaming version of "Egyptian Wrinkle."
DOWNLOAD: Black Dice - "Pigs" (MP3)
Black Dice at PS1 in 2011 (more by Erez Avissar)
Brooklyn experimentalists Black Dice will release their new album, Mr. Impossible on April 10 via the Domino-related Ribbon Music. It's the followup to Repo which was released almost exactly three years prior via Paw Tracks. Grab the single, "Pigs," above and watch the video for it below. The album artwork and tracklist is also below.
Black Dice were added to the Real Estate show at K&K Super Buffet on January 28 in Queens, which is part of Real Estate's tour with The Babies. Dogleather is also on the bill and Oneohtrix Point Never and Ducktails will DJ. $5.00 tickets are on sale NOW.
In related news, Real Estate member Alex Bleeker and the Freaks have two NYC shows coming up. They play Mercury Lounge on February 4 with La Big Vic and Family Portrait. Tickets are on sale now. They also play Glasslands on March 5 with Young Prisms, Boy Friend, and Tanks Amigo. Tickets for that show are on sale now too. The Glasslands show is part of a tour that Young Prisms will be heading out on. All dates for that tour are listed below.
All dates, video, stream, album art and tracklist below...