Entries tagged with: CMJ
Australia's King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard have a new album on the way, I'm in Your Mind Fuzz, next month via Castle Face and the band recently shared another song off the album. Check out the fairly gentle "Hot Water" (most of the album is in crazy psycho overdrive) along with the previously released "Cellophane," below.
As mentioned King Gizzard will be in NYC for a whole bunch of CMJ shows, including BrooklynVegan's free Friday (10/25) day party at Baby's All Right. Protomartyr are also playing that and the rest of the lineup will be announced very soon (we swear). Here's their entire CMJ schedule:
WED 10/22 @ Baby's All Right | CMJ Brooklyn Magazine Party
WED 10/22 @ Knitting Factory | Panache CMJ Showcase (tickets)
FRI 10/24 @ Baby's All Right (FREE) | CMJ Brooklyn Vegan Day Party
SAT 10/25 @ Pianos (FREE) | Bowery CMJ day Party
SAT 10/25 @ Rough Trade NYC | Austin Psych Fest CMJ Party (tickets)
SUN 10/26 @ Baby's All Right (FREE) | Panache CMJ Day Party & Hangover Brunch
After CMJ, King Gizzard will open, along with free spirit Connan Mockasin, for Mac DeMarco at Terminal 5 on November 4 (tickets). They've got lots more dates on their current tour, and all are listed, along with song streams, below...
As we've mentioned, BrooklynVegan is presenting a few events during CMJ and one of those is the No Sleep Records showcase happening October 21 at The Paper Box which starts at 6 PM and is FREE. The set times have now been finalized and they look like this:
Maps For Travelers: 6:00 - 6:20If you show up early, you can get a No Sleep vinyl sampler which are being given away and limited to 150 copies.
Foreign Tongues: 6:35 - 6:55
In Between: 7:10 - 7:30
Rescuer: 7:45 - 8:05
Run Forever: 8:20 - 8:40
Aviator: 8:55 - 9:15
The Felix Culpa: 9:30 - 9:50
Xerxes: 10:05 - 10:25
Chris Farren: 10:35 - 10:55
'68: 11:10 - 11:40
John Nolan: 11:50 - End
Brooklyn duo Jack & Eliza released their charming No Wonders EP last month, conjuring up early '60s pop like Ricky Nelson or The Everly Brothers. You can stream the whole thing via Rdio and we've got the premiere of the video for "Floodlights" in this post. Directed by Chloe Pang, its impressionistic asthetic fits the song nicely. You can watch below.
Jack & Eliza will be playing CMJ, with four shows to see:
Tuesday, 10/21 @ Pianos (10:30 PM) | Banner's CMJ ShowcaseFlyer for their CMJ shows, and the new video, below...
Wednesday, 10/22 @ The Delancey (2:15 PM) | Pancakes & Whiskey day party
Wednesday, October 22nd @ Rockwood Music Hall (10:15 PM) Deli Mag CMJ showcase
Saturday, 10/22 @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar (7:00 PM) | The Wild Honey Pie showcase
Joel Ford and Leanne Macomber have added a qualifier to their collaboration's name, now calling themselves Young Ejecta. Pretty much everything is the same -- including Macomber's lack of clothing in promotional pictures. Young Ejecta will release a mini LP titled The Planet via Ford's Driftless Recordings on January 27 and you can stream snippets of the record below.
You can catch Young Ejecta when they open for La Femme tonight (10/16) at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC. Charly Bliss and Tiny Leg are also on the bill and tickets are still available. They'll also play during CMJ at Babycastles on October 24, a Driftless/GODMODE party with Shamir, Courtship Ritual, Fitness, Isn't Ours and a Joel Ford DJ set. There's also an upstairs "ambient" room with sets from CFCF, Megafortress and more.
Flyer for the CMJ show, and the Young Ejecta preview, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Creepoid at MHOW in May (more by Caroline Harrison)
Philly's Creepoid have had a very busy year so far. They put out a full length and an EP, both of which did justice to the shoegaze and slowcore bands of the '90s. They also did a ton of touring, and won us over at their NYC show with Dinosaur Jr. Now even more shows are on the horizon, as they're one of their many bands who will be in NYC for CMJ. Here's what their schedule looks like as of now:
10/22 - Brixton Agency Showcase at Grand Victory (5:45 PM) w/ Angel Dust, Ex-Breathers, Young Statues, UnWed, Palehound, Native America, Teen DeathThey've also got a Philly show in the middle of CMJ, and right after CMJ they play Union Pool on 10/26 with Drone Ranger ($8 at the door) and then open for Geoff Rickly's band No Devotion at Glasslands on 10/28 with Ricky Eat Acid and Black Clouds. Tickets for that show are still available. Full list of tour dates (including The Fest) below.
10/22 City Lights/INSRGNT-[Arts]/T3M Showcase at Acheron w/ Singshot Dakota, Koji, Off & On, Meghann Wright (tickets)
10/24 Inland Empire/Hardly Art Showcase at Death by Audio (10:45 PM) w/ Protomartyr, Love As Laughter, Eaters, special guests
10/25 Graveface Records/Noisey Ghost PR Showcase at Lit Lounge (11:30 PM) w/ Serengeti, Dott, White Lighters, The Marshmallow Ghosts, Cancers, Ugly Kids Club
There's other good bands to catch on all of those bills, like Protomartyr (who also play a BV party) and Slingshot Dakota. Another one that's not to miss that we haven't highlighted before is White Lighters, who plays with Creepoid at the Graveface/Noisey Ghost showcase. White Lighters is the solo project of Nothing's Brandon Setta, and while he keeps things acoustic for this project, the songwriting style and shoegazy tones that he uses in Nothing are prevalent here too. His newest album, As Far As You Can As Fast As You Can, came out earlier this year and can be streamed below.
Streams of Creepoid's album and EP, a video, and their list of dates, also below...
by Bill Pearis
One of the better up-and-coming acts at the 2014 Pop Montreal festival were duo The Muscadettes. Comprised of twin sisters Chantal and Kathleen Ambridge (plus a drummer live), they make super-catchy, riffy rock with shouty choruses and hooks a'plenty. The band currently have a five-song EP out and will release their debut album next year. NYC can catch them next week when they play CMJ with four shows scheduled at present:
October 24 @ Lit Lounge (8:15 PM) | PaperCup showcaseFull lineups for their shows, show flyers and the EP stream, below...
October 24 @ Arlenes Grocery (2:45 AM [yikes]) | M for Montreal
October 25 @ The Shop (1 PM) | PaperCup CMJ day showcase
October 25 @ Fat Baby (12:30 AM)
Cayetana in Chicago in June (more by Jeff Ryan)
NPR is returning to Le Poisson Rouge on October 22 for their showcase during CMJ this, but this time it's an unofficial show (no badges). They've got an eclectic lineup headlined by R&B singer Elle Varner, and also featuring another R&B singer (and Black Hippy, Big K.R.I.T., Chance the Rapper collaborator) BJ the Chicago Kid, plus singer/songwriter Lia Ices and Philly indie rockers Cayetana. Admission is free with RSVP.
As mentioned, the Fader Fort is back for CMJ 2014 at Converse Rubber Tracks Studio from October 23 - 25 with Kindness, Weyes Blood, ILoveMakonnen, Foxes in Fiction, TOPS, and more. Full lineup is listed below and RSVP is now open. Note it's 21+ only.
by Andrew Sacher
Bully EP artwork
Nashville's Bully are self-releasing a self-titled EP next week (10/21), and ahead of that they've put out its lead track, "Milkman." Considering their hometown of Nashville and their love of distorted guitars, there's a little garage rock in there, but "Milkman" has big pop hooks that wouldn't have been out of place on '90s rock radio. Check it out below.
The band is on tour now, and they'll be in NYC for CMJ. They currently have three shows scheduled for then:
10/23/2014 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge (8 PM) - High Road Touring CMJ Showcase w/ Heat, Avid Dancer, Trixie Whitley, Cheerleader, Bee CavesThe Pianos show is free, the Shea show is $5 at the door, and tickets for the Merc show are on sale now.
10/23/2014 - New York, NY @ Pianos (10 PM) - Siren Sounds PR CMJ Showcase w/ Fishing, Ages and Ages, New Myths, Spookyland, Fort Lean, Henry Hall
10/25/2014 - Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium (9:30 PM) - DoNYC CMJ Showcase w/ Charly Bliss, Public Access TV, Made Violent
All dates are listed, with the song stream, below...
Jonathan Toubin, who was just named Best Club DJ New York 2014 by The Village Voice, is taking his Soul Clap & Dance-Off party on the road again, intenterspersed with monthly NYC editions at Brooklyn Bowl on October 25, November 15, December 20, January 17, February 28 and March 28. This month's is a CMJ edition with Mac DeMarco as guest selector and a panel of indie rockers (TBA) as judges. Tickets for Soul Clap that (and November and December editions) are on sale now.
Mac DeMarco plays Terminal 5 next month with Connan Mockasin (who plays Baby's this week) and King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard (who'll be here for CMJ). All Jonathan Toubin Soul Clap tour dates are listed below...
Courtney Barnett's tour with San Fermin starts this week in Atlanta and just in time for that, she's got a new live video of "History Eraser," one of the standout cuts from last year's The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas, which makes its premiere in this post. Part of Myspace's Wilox Sessions series, the live performance was hot at the downtown LA studio of Australian sculptor Kristian Burford. Courtney and the band sound great as usual and you can watch it below.
The tour will hit NYC during CMJ for a show at Webster Hall on October 22 with Mikhael Paskalev. Tickets are still available and if you have a CMJ badge you can try and get in with that. If you'd like to go for free, we're also giving away a pair of tickets. Details below.
All dates are listed, along with Courtney's Wilcox Sessions video, below...
Tue 10/21/14 Cake Shop (5:45 PM, FREE) | Cake Shop day partyFull lineups and flyers for their CMJ shows are below.
Wed 10/22/14 Cake Shop (9:35 PM) | Force Field PR showcase
Thu 10/23/14 Cameo Gallery (11:30 PM) | Holy Underground CMJ Showcase!
Fri 10/24/14 The Delancey (5 PM, FREE) | Willow Wood day party
Fri 10/24/14 Arlene's Grocery (4 PM, FREE) | Never Better day party
Sat 10/25/14 Pianos Upstairs (9 PM) | Pancakes & Whiskey showcase
CYMBALS also have a new single on the way, titled "What Eternity," that will be out via Tough Love Records soon, so look out for that. If you haven't checked them out at all, it's on the dancier side of Britpop and is not too far off from what Outfit, Hot Chip and Breton are doing. Check out streams and videos below...
by Zack Baker
Brooklyn songwriter Jack Greenleaf fills almost every song in his Sharpless project with staggering amounts of layers, all focused on creating a massive atmosphere for his vocals and guitar work to live within. The music is maximalist, especially when compared to other artists in the collective Jack is part of called The Epoch (also including Told Slant, Small Wonder, Eskimeaux, Bellows and more). Like with most projects associated with The Epoch, those artists all contribute to the newest Sharpless album, The One I Wanted To Be, which dropped this past May. The album runs the shimmering cheeriness of J-Pop and K-Pop through the lens of modern DIY rock and comes out with a full-length party that pulls the all-night-chiptune-bender sound of bands like Crying and Anamanaguchi into a more personal shell. You can stream the album in full below.
Sharpless have two CMJ shows scheduled at the moment. First they play The Needle Drop/We All Want Someone To Shout For/We Listen For You's unofficial CMJ kickoff party at Pianos on October 20 with Cakes Da Killa, Uncommon Nasa, White Reaper, Oscar and Machine Girl, which is free. Then they play the massive Miscreant Records & Father/Daughter Records-presented Concious Coupling party on October 24 at Silent Barn which goes all day (2 PM - 2 AM) with Comfy, Bad Cello, Running In The Fog, Adult Mom, Bethlehem Steel, Flagland, Attic Abasement, Mitski, Rivegazer, Girlpool, Amanda X, Jawbreaker Reunion, Bent Shapes, Nicholas Nicholas, Moon Bounce, Vagabon, Leapling and fellow Epoch member Small Wonder. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
LP stream below...
by Bill Pearis
LA resident Jacob Summers makes music under the moniker Avid Dancer, with a sound that's got one foot in a David Lynch movie and the other on tour with Lou Reed in 1973. (Both require a leather jacket.) Avid Dancer releases his new EP, I Want To See You Dance, and we've got the premiere of its closing track, an acoustic demo of "Medication," which you can stream, along with the rockin' title cut and a few other songs, below. The EP is out October 21 via Grand Jury.
Avid Dancer will be on the East Coast next week for a few shows, including a couple in NYC during CMJ. Summers will play an 8 PM solo set at Rockwood Music Hall on October 23, and then dash around the corner to Mercury Lounge for a full-band 11 PM Avid Dancer set at Mercury Lounge which also features Heat, Trixie Whitley, Cheerleader, Bully and Bee Caves. Tickets for Mercury Lounge are on sale now, or you can use your CMJ badge if you have one.
All dates, including a run with Cold War Kids (not in NYC), are listed, along with streams, below...
Girlpool (photo by Alice Baxley)
As discussed, young LA duo Girlpool are going on a tour with Slutever which brings them to NYC for several shows right before and during CMJ. Since we last spoke, their schedule's been expanded and here's what it looks like now:
10/18 - Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio with Soupcans, Slutever, Pink WashAfter CMJ, Girlpool will join Jenny Lewis to open a few dates of her tour, including the sold-out NYC show on November 5 at Terminal 5 and the Long Island show on November 6 at The Space at Westbury (tickets). Updated Girlpool dates are listed below.
10/19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn with Radiator Hospital, Allison Crutchfield (Swearin'), Slutever, Libbie 2000
10/22 - New York, NY @ Pianos with The Ocean Blue, Flowers, September Girls, PAWS, Splashh, Pinact, Happyness, Beach Day, Ultimate Painting, Spring King, Literature, Nai Harvest, Seoul
10/22 - Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands Gallery with Public Access TV, Twin Peaks, Happyness, The Wytches
10/23 - Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio with White Reaper, Meatbodies, Las Rosas, John Wesley Coleman, LA Witch
10/24 - Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn with Small Wonder, Mitski, Sharpless, Leapling, Amanda X, Jawbreaker Reunion, Bent Shapes, Flagland, Adult Mom, many more
10/24 - New York, NY @ Pianos with Wolvves, Glass Gang, Sunflower Bean, Bo Ningen, Baby Alpaca, Mothxr, The Yum Dee Days, Shilpa Ray, Waltz
As mentioned, Girlpool's EP, which was out digitally earlier this year but taken down, will be out physically on November 18 via Wichita. Since we last spoke, they've made a second track, "Blah Blah Blah," available to stream. You can listen below. Girlpool and Slutever also just put out a split EP today which features Girlpool covering Slutever's "White Flag" and Slutever covering "Blah Blah Blah," plus a new track from each band. You can download that (name your price) at bandcamp and stream it below.
Ben Watt at Joe's Pub in June (more by Greg Cristman)
Everything But the Girl guitarist Ben Watt released his second solo album (first in 30 years) this year and played shows in NYC and LA to promote it. He'll be returning in December to hit more parts of the U.S., wrapping up his visit with another NYC show: Le Poisson Rouge on December 9 with Porcelain Raft. Tickets are on sale now. Note that, unlike his last visit, this is a solo tour. Bernard Butler will not be with him.
In other news Watt is releasing an EP featuring remixes of album cuts "Golden Ratio" and "Nathaniel" by Ewan Pearson and Charles Webster. That'll be out via Watt's Buzzin Fly label on November 17.
Porcelain Raft also has a sole CMJ date scheduled, the car2go/doNYC/FreeWilliamsburg showcase happening on October 25 at Cameo with Darkside's Dave Harrington Group, Excepter, Lydia Ainsworth and Buscabulla. The show is free with RSVP.
All Ben Watt tour dates are listed below...
Living Room's old LES spot (more by Amanda Hatfield) / new space in Williamsburg
The last we spoke about NYC venue Living Room, they had closed their Ludlow St location (next to Pianos and Cake Shop) but were promising to move to a new space. Their plan currently is to soft open during CMJ at their new Williamsburg location of 134 Metropolitan between Berry and Wythe. (Though there's no sign outside currently, or really any sign that it's about to be open.) That's not too far from Glasslands (or the soon-to-close Death by Audio) and if Max Fish had actually opened in Williamsburg (to have been at 132 Metropolitan), they would've been neighbors again.
So far, their schedule for CMJ includes shows with Mosco Rosco, Have Mercy, Fort Lean, Frances Cone and more. You can check out their full schedule as it stands at the moment, below...
Gulp, the Welsh baroque/psych/kraut/tropicalia group which features Super Furry Animals bassist Guto Pryce, released the very good Season Sun over the summer. That album's closing track, "I Want to Dance," is the basis of a new EP which is out this week (10/14) via Everloving/Sonic Cathedral, featuring three previously unreleased tracks. You can listen to the whole thing -- a stream of the EP premieres below.
In other news, Gulp will be making their NYC debut next week for CMJ. Right now they've just got one show: Drom on October 23 (6:45 PM), with Hamish Anderson, The Ocean Party, Bad//Dreems, The Prettiots, Dreamers and Mainland. Tickets are on sale, or you can get in with a CMJ badge.
EP stream and a video below...
As mentioned, Irish band September Girls will be making their first trip to NYC next week for CMJ and they've added a few shows since the last time we posted. Here's their updated schedule (many of their shows are free):
TUE 10/21 @ Cake Shop (Cake Shop day party) 3:30pThe Music from Ireland showcase at The Delancey on 10/24 also features Dott, The #1's, Ham Sandwich, Sisters, and Le Galaxie.
TUE 10/21 @ Cameo Gallery | (Oh My Rockness day showcase) 11:00P
WED 10/22 @ Pianos | (Kanine day party FREE) 4:20p
THU 10/23 @ Knitting Factory | (Culture Collide/ Dr Martens day party FREE) 2:00p
FRI 10/24 @ Rough Trade | (Rough Trade day party FREE) 1:15PM
FRI 1024 @ The Delancey | (Music from Ireland showcase) 7:00P
FRI 10/24 @ Brooklyn Nite Bazaar (Kanine / Insound showcase) 10:00p
In other news, we've got the premiere of September Girls' video for "Veneer" from their debut album, Cursing the Sea. There's a seance, there's a glass of milk, it's all kinda weird. Watch it, and check out CMJ flyers, below...
Xerxes (photo by Mary Burks)
As discussed, Xerxes are releasing a new album, Collison Blonde, on October 21 via No Sleep and also playing their label's CMJ showcase (BV co-presents) that same day. Since we last spoke, they released another song from the LP ("A Toast") and played two others from it in an Audiotree session ("Use As Directed" and "Nosedive"). You can watch the Audiotree video and stream "A Toast" below. They also added more tour dates around that showcase, including a run with Coliseum surrounding both bands' appearances at The Fest. All of their dates are listed below as well.
The No Sleep/BV CMJ showcase, which is free and happens October 21 at The Paper Box, also includes Aviator, Rescuer, The Felix Culpa, John Nolan, Run Forever, Maps For Travelers and more. It starts at 6 PM, and those who show up early will receive No Sleep's 2014 12" vinyl sampler (limited to 150 copies), which includes new and unreleased music from Xerxes, The Felix Culpa, Aviator, Run Forever, Maps For Travelers, Old Lines, Puig Destroyer, Lee Corey Oswald and more. Those in attendance will also have a chance to win a No Sleep 2014 Vinyl Subscription, an Orbit Basic Turntable from U-Turn Audio, a gift certificate from Keep Company, and a snowboard and outfits from Glamour Kills.
Full tracklist for the No Sleep sampler, and the Xerxes dates/streams, below...
Tweens at BV-SXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Garage pop/punks Tweens are touring this year, including a trip to NYC for CMJ, where they've got a few shows currently announced. First they play the Never Better free day party on October 22 at Arlene's Grocery which has a cool lineup all around of PAWS, Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires and PINS. That night, they open the previously discussed Jeff Rosenstock show at Death by Audio, which now also includes Australia's The Bennies and Dan Potthast. That's $8 at the door. All of Tweens' dates are listed below.
The Never Better show is one of two free day parties Never Better is putting on at Arlene's, the second happening October 24 which also has a good lineup of White Fence, Wampire, Cymbals and Concord America. Both are free, no badge required, with RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Set times for both Never Better shows, with the list of Tweens dates, below...
Mac w/ Superchunk at Riot Fest Chicago 2014 (more by James Richards IV)
Superchunk just wrapped up the few 2014 dates they had scheduled, including Riot Fest Chicago in September and The Jam Room Music Festival in Columbia this past weekend (10/11), but singer Mac McCaughan has an upcoming show scheduled. He'll play NYC during CMJ on October 23 at HiFi Bar, the bar on Avenue A that used to be Brownies (where Superchunk have played) which only rarely hosts live music now. The show will be opened by J Fernandez (whose new EP comes out this week), and $8 tickets are on sale now.
Mac played solo at BV's CMJ show last year and at the Merge showcase in 2012, making this his third solo appearance at CMJ in a row. Watch a video of him playing "Learned to Surf" at last year's show, below...
by Bill Pearis
New Haven, CT band Estrogen Highs are back with a new album, Hear Me at the Number Station, which just came out via Trouble in Mind. The band are in the proud post-VU noisepop tradition as The Moles, The Pastels, GBV, and Pavement. (Etc, etc.) The new record is 18 songs in 34 minutes, with plenty of hooks and and an appealingly shambolic sound that seems on the edge of falling apart but never does. You can stream the whole album (via Noisey) below.
Estrogen Highs will be in NYC for CMJ, playing both Trouble in Mind shows: an evening show at Cake Shop on October 23 and a free day party at Rough Trade on October 25 . Both shows are will The Paperhead, Doug Tuttle, Ultimate Painting and Negative Scanner. They've got a few other shows coming up as well, all dates are listed, along with show flyers and the album stream, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Canada's Pet Sun recently put out their debut EP, Feel Like I'm Going Away, on Sleepless Records. It's an album of mostly poppy mid-fi garage punk a la Wavves and Black Lips, but with a few slower, trippier dirges too. You can stream the whole thing below, as well as check out the brand new video for its track "Gimme Your Soul" (one of the poppier songs) which premieres in this post.
The band have a few dates scheduled at the moment, including a trip to NYC during CMJ where they'll play The Flat on October 24 with Weird Womb and more TBA. No word yet if they'll be playing other CMJ shows while they're here.
All currently known dates are listed, with the new video and LP stream, below...
Beach Fossils @ Baby's All Right 9/26/2014 (photo by @the_hideous)
EMILY MCDERMOTT: So what are you working on at the moment?Beach Fossils just wrapped up their tour with Heavenly Beat and Axxa/Abraxas, which kicked off with two sold-out nights at Baby's All Right. The band will play NYC again during CMJ at Brooklyn Bowl on Thursday, October 23 with Small Black, as well as Wardell and Fiance. The show, which is also the launch party for FLOOD magazine, is free if you RSVP now. At the door, tickets will be $12. CMJ badges will be accepted too.
DUSTIN PAYSEUR: I've been writing a new Beach Fossils album with the whole band, which is the first time we've all written together. A lot of the time we're not actually writing--we're just making horrible nu-metal jams--but we've also made a lot of progress. I get really bad writer's block when I'm stuck in my own head for too long, so working with everybody has been nice. I also have a project called Glass Bricks with my friend Rene, and it's inspired by industrial music, but more future-based instead of throwback. Then there's this sludgy noise band, Divorce Money, and another band, Laced, that's like punk music, but more slowed down and melodic. And I'm starting a record label with my wife! There's been a lot of shit going on, [but] working on everything helps me focus. If I only have one thing, it drives me completely insane. - [Interview]
The only other upcoming show on Beach Fossils' schedule is Washington, DC's Rock N Roll Hotel on November 7.