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German neo-classical-meets-techno trio Brandt Brauer Frick are set to release their new album, Miami, on March 11. Unlike last year's instrumental Mr. Machine, the new LP features a host of guest vocalists, including Jamie Lidell, Nina Kraviz, Om'Mas Keith, and Gudrun Gut. You can stream Lidell's contribution, "Broken Pieces," below, along with a striking trailer for the album.

No North American tour dates on the horizon unfortunately, but European dates are listed below. Album art and track list below as well.

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"Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble at Lincoln Center is the ultimate vibes convention" - @electrodrone

Brandt Brauer Frick at Lincoln Center - 8/2/12 (via jromero23)

The Bad Plus played a free show as part of Lincoln Center Out of Doors last week (8/2) with the Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble, who were making their US debut at the show. The BBF Trio, who played Santos the next night (8/3), have played here before. The two shows took place on the German ensemble's way to Montreal for Osheaga, which they played on Saturday (8/4). Check out a video of BBF at Lincoln Center below.

Meanwhile, The Bad Plus just announed two NYC club dates that will take place this September. They play Mercury Lounge on September 25 and Music Hall of Williamsburg on September 26. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday (8/10) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (8/8) at noon.

A list of all Bad Plus dates and the Brandt Brauer Frick video below...

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Zeus at BV-SXSW 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

In case you need a last-minute excuse to get out of town, and you're not going to the sold out Lollapalooza in Chicago, single day tickets are still on sale for the amazing-looking Osheaga Festival in Montreal this weekend. The Canadian festival lineup includes names like The Black Angels, M83, Sigur Ros, Feist, Garbage, SBTRKT, The Shins, Justice, Polica, The Walkmen, A$AP Rocky, Florence & the Machine, Austra, The Weeknd, and even Passion Pit who cancelled most other upcoming dates (but who are also playing Lollapalooza).

The Montreal festival will also feature sets by German techno composers Brandt Brauer Frick and Canada Arts & Crafts band Zeus. And though Zeus and BBF don't have much in common musically, they are both now spending a couple of pre-fest days in NYC, starting with shows tonight (Thursday, 8/2).

As previously mentioned, "Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble" will make their U.S. debut as part of Lincoln Center Out Of Doors tonight. "Strings, horns, and piano go techno with the help of a Moog synthesizer in the alchemic reactions of Germany's electro-orchestra, the Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble, in their first U.S. show." The free show also includes "On Sacred Ground: Stravinsky's Rite of Spring arranged and performed by The Bad Plus."

"Brandt Brauer Frick Trio" play Santos on Friday with Ef Es VII / 2. Tickets are still on sale.

Zeus meanwhile play the Rock Shop in Brooklyn tonight (8/2) with Robbers on High Street, and then play again at Mercury Lounge on Friday (8/3) with ARMS. Tickets for the Rock Shop show and the Mercury Lounge show are on sale now. The shows are part of a tour which brings them back to Canada to play Osheaga by Sunday. All dates are listed below.

Not surprisngly, Arts & Crafts are well represented at their country's music festival, and in honor of that they're giving away a prize pack of CDs on Facebook. Those CDs include Zeus, Feist, Dan Mangan, and Bloc Party who are signed to Arts & Crafts in Canada. Frenchkiss Records is putting out the new Bloc Party record in the US where Bloc Party visit after Osheaga for three sold out shows at Terminal 5 with The Drums. One of those shows, the 8/8 one, will stream live on Bowery Presents' Youtube channel. We have a pair of tickets to give away for the 8/9 show. Details, the trailer video for the stream, a new Bloc Party song and more tour dates, some with Ceremony, below...

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by Bill Pearis

Brandt Brauer Frick

When Brandt Brauer Frick were over last year I wrote this about them:

Somewhere between techno and the work of modern composers, German trio Brandt Brauer Frick make the kind of music you could imagine being played at Alice Tully Hall or a Brooklyn club. It's an alluring hybrid which can be heard on their new album, Mr Machine, which is out this week on K7. Apreggios still bubble, but in this case they're made by harps and vibraphones
BBF are returning to the U.S. this summer, which playing Lincoln Center Out of Doors on August 2, the American debut of their nine-piece Ensemble. (They've previously played here as a trio.) Then BBF as a trio will play Santos the next night (8/3). It's not quite Alice Tully Hall and not quite Brooklyn but almost. Lincoln Out of Doors is free and tickets to the Santos show go on sale Friday (6/8) at 10AM.

While over here, Brand Brauer Frick will also play the Osheaga Festival in Montreal on August 4. You can stream BBF's album Mr. Machine, watch a couple music videos, and check out a list of all tour dates below.

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We just posted about Austra who's coming back to North America (including 9/19 at Music Hall of Williamsburg) after a tour of Europe. She's also one of many artists playing the 2012 Osheaga Festival in Montreal which happens August 3 - 5Tickets are still available for the three-day event.

In addition to Austra, Osheaga plays host to The Black Keys, Snoop Dogg, Justice, Metric (who play Radio City Music Hall soon), Sigur Ros (who play Prospect Park and are streaming their new LP), Florence & The Machine (who plays Jones Beach this summer), The WeekndPassion Pit (who play Governor's Ball soon), The Jesus & Mary Chain, MGMTSantigold (who just played Irving), Zola Jesus (who just played the Guggenheim) and many many more.

Full Osheaga lineup is below.

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Lincoln Center out of Doors

JULY 25-AUGUST 12, 2012


17 World, US and NY Debuts, Premieres and Commissions, Including:
* Phil Kline's dreamcitynine - festival-long GPS-based audio app installation plus live performance
* Art meets sport this Olympics summer with Kimmo Pohjonen's Accordion Wrestling
dance theater piece featuring the accordion experimentalist and ten Finnish wrestlers
Los Irreales de Ondatrópica - Quantic and Frente Cumbiero lead an intergenerational all-star gathering of Colombian musicians
* Celebrated Turkish psych-folk icon, singer Selda Bagcan, highlights Istanbulive
* The Bad Plus: On Sacred Ground - Re-envisioning Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring
* Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble - German minimal techno group's chamber orchestra
* Polyglot Theatre's Tangle - site-specific, audience-created installation and kids' "play space"

Marking the 40th Anniversary of "Soul and the Center," Lincoln Center's Landmark Festival of African-American Artists
With: * Black Rock Coalition's Pardon Our Analysis
Nile Rodgers * Lenny Williams * Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Company * Otis Clay * Aloe Blacc
* Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls All-Stars * Swamp Dogg
Celebrating The Music That Shaped the Culture:
Laura Nyro, Frisner Augustin, Tite Curet Alonso, Gil Scott-Heron, Sister Songwriters, Irish American Songbook

That summary with highlights comes directly from Lincoln Center who also just posted the entire 2012 Lincoln Center Out of Doors schedule at their site.

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble - Pretend (MP3)

Somewhere between techno and the work of modern composers, German trio Brandt Brauer Frick make the kind of music you could imagine being played at Alice Tully Hall or a Brooklyn club. It's an alluring hybrid which can be heard on their new album, Mr Machine, which is out this week on K7. Apreggios still bubble, but in this case they're made by harps and vibraphones. Check out an MP3 of the single "Pretend" at the top of this post which features Emika who opened for Amon Tobin in Brooklyn last night (and does again tonight). The video for that song is below.

While they've left their nine-piece Ensemble in Germany, Brandt Brauer Frick will be touring North America as a trio, which, as previously mentioned, kicks off Thursday night (10/27) at Glasslands (with Humans and Populette). All BBF tour dates and some videos are below.

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DOWNLOAD: SBTRKT - "Wildfire" (Drumma Boy remix ft. Shabazz Palaces) (MP3)


Back in June, we announced the killer initial lineup for Moogfest 2011 (October 28, 29, 30). That lineup just got even better with additions including TV on the Radio, Special Disco Version featuring James Murphy and Pat Mahoney, St. Vincent, SBTRKT, Flying Lotus, YACHT, John Maus, Araabmuzik Baths, Zomby, Active Child and more. It was also announced that Brian Eno, part of the initial lineup, will be presenting Brian Eno's 77 Million Paintings and "Illustrated Talks" as part of this year's fest.

The initial announcement also included Suicide, Tangerine Dream, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Austra, M83, Little Dragon, Passion Pit, Toro y Moi, Moby (full band), The Flaming Lips, Battles, CANT, Brandt Brauer Frick (who will be on a US tour that hits Glasslands), and more.

Speaking of CANT (aka Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear), he revealed the song "Believe" from his upcoming debut LP yesterday. Stream the track below. The album comes out September 13 on Chris' own Terrible Records. He's also got an upcoming tour surrounding Moogfest which includes a show on October 25 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets are still on sale.

Speaking of SBTRKT and Little Dragon, Drumma Boy remixed the SBTRKT song with Little Dragon's Yukimi Nagano on lead vocals. Shabazz Palaces is also featured on the remix (compare that to Drake's version). Grab the track above via Gorilla vs Bear. Shabazz wrote on Facebook today, "Besides the release of Black Up, I don't think I've seen one article on here create such a surge of activity as this Wildfire Remix has. Amazing."

Sampha, who sings live with SBTRKT and on his album, also recently released his own song, "Indecision." Stream the track below. Moogfest is one of the stops on SBTRKT's recently announced US tour that also hits Bowery Ballroom on October 31 (with Araabmuzik) and Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 1. Tickets for both shows are still on sale.

Little Dragon plays a BV-presented Record Release show at Music Hall of WIlliamsburg TONIGHT (8/16). The show is sold out, but if you don't have tickets you can catch them in NYC again on their headlining tour which hits Terminal 5 on October 14. Tickets are still on sale.

Song streams and full Moogfest lineup below...

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Brandt Brauer Frick

German techno trio Brandt Brauer Frick, comprised of the jazz-leaning Daniel Brandt and Jan Brauer and the classically trained Paul Frick, will bring their experimental sounds to the US for a few dates this fall. The trio layers loops of mainly acoustic instruments to create minimal soundscapes somewhat similarly to the proto-techno composers of the 1970s and early '80s. While they're in the US, they'll play Moogfest, Fun Fun Fun Fest, and a NYC show at Glasslands on October 27. Tickets for the Glasslands show are on sale now (no other bands on the bill at the moment). They played Coachella in April. All future dates are listed below.

Some videos and a 90 minute mix they made, also below...

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photos by Chris La Putt

Blood Red Shoes @ MHOW
Blood Red Shoes

After Chris left the BV Loft Party all the way back on Friday, October 22nd, he headed over to Music Hall of Williamsburg for the Blue Flowers-presented CMJ showcase for a lineup of mostly UK bands including Chapel Club, Everything Everything, and Blood Red Shoes (who toured North America with Sky Larkin in October). Pictures from that show are in this post.

The occasion (to post these belated pics)? SXSW has already announced an initial lineup of bands playing in Austin from March 16-20, 2011, and Chapel Club is on that list (and I wouldn't be surprised of the other 2 mentioned bands end up coming too). Also on the list: Lia Ices, Braids, Asobi Seksu, Wye Oak, Suuns, Sun Airway, A Place to Bury Strangers and more. Full list under the rest of the MHOW pictures, below...

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