Entries tagged with: Cascine
by Bill Pearis
With his band Mood Rings currently in a holding pattern, William Fussel has launched a new project, titled Promise Keeper. If you liked Mood Rings' shimmery, sultry single "The Line" chances are you'll like Promise Keeper which is decidedly more on the electro/new romantic soulful pop side (by way of '80s Michael Mann soundtracks). Official singles are still to come but you can stream "Bland Luxury" below.
Promise Keeper will be on tour with Montreal's Sean Nicholas Savage starting this weekend, and that's an appropriate pairing. They'll be in NYC for CMJ, with two shows on their schedule. They're scheduled to play Silent Barn on October 15 with SoftSpot and Heat Scale (the venue, which had a fire a few weeks ago, say they expect be reopened by then. Check the facebook event page before heading that way). Then they'll be DJing as part of the Cascine/Arbutus CMJ Happy Hour party happening on October 16 at Wythe Hotel's Ides rooftop bar, which also has Lemonade, Yumi Zouma, and Better Person spinning. That's free and more info is here.
All tour dates are listed below...
by Bill Pearis
Chad Valley has shared the latest single from his forthcoming album Entirely New Blue. Boyant and lightly balaeric, "Arms Away" is a frothy slice of dancepop and it makes its premiere in this post. You can stream it below and the album is out October 2 via Cascine.
Chad Valley will perform at Cascine's fifth anniversary party which happens at The Wythe Hotel on Thursday (9/17) along with live sets from Yumi Zouma, Korallreven, and Cuushe, plus DJ sets from Erika Spring, Jensen Sportag, and Maria Usbeck (Selebrities). Tickets are still available. Flyer for the Cascine 5YR party is below.
Chad's tour will hit NYC again on October 29 at Baby's All Right with Stranger Cat and Montreal band Vesuvio Solo. Tickets for that show are still available. Updated tour dates are listed below.
by Bill Pearis
Brooklyn balaericists Lemonade have released a new single, "Dancer On The Shore," that features vocals from Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls. With steel drums and that featherlight touch, it's as cool as a summer breeze and you can stream it (via Stereogum) below.
Lemonade will be playing Cascine Records' 5th Anniversary party that happens at The Wythe Hotel on September 17 with Chad Valley, Yumi Zouma, Korallreven, and Cuushe playing as well. Tickets are on sale. Those bands, and others such as Shine 2009, Keep Shelley in Athens, Boat Club and more, also feature on a Cascine 5th Anniversary Spotify mix put together by Gorilla Vs. Bear that you can stream below.
Speaking of, Chad Valley have a new album due out October 2 via Cascine titled Entirely New Blue. You can stream "True" from that below. The Cascine party is the kickoff to Chad Valley's tour which will hit Brooklyn again on October 29 at Baby's All Right with Stranger Cat and Montreal band Vesuvio Solo. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All Chad Valley dates are listed, along with the new song stream, Lemonade single and Cascine mix, below...
Cascine Records turns five this year and to celebrate they're throwing a birthday party at Brooklyn's The Wythe Hotel on September 17 with performances from Chad Valley, Lemonade, Yumi Zouma, Korallreven, and Cuushe. DJing the party will be Erika Spring (Au Revoir Simone), Jensen Sportag, and Maria Usbeck (Selebrities).
Tickets are on sale now in a variety of packages, including a 5YR Pack that includes:
cassette mixtape curated by Gorilla vs. Bear's Chris Cantalini that includes standout tracks from the label's catalogue along with unreleased songs by Boat Club, Chad Valley and Jensen Sportag. 3) a new and yet-to-be announced Yumi Zouma 12", and 4) the Cascine 5YR tee as designed by Jack Hardwicke.There will also be an "afterparty" (like, way after) on September 19 at Elvis Guesthouse, details TBA. You can check out pic of the 5YR Pack contents, and stream "The Cascine Remixes," below...
Hailing from Wroclaw, Poland, electronic trio Kamp! make dance music steeped in '80s synthpop and '90s balearic. The band's new Baltimore EP was released by Cascine in August and you can stream the whole thing below.
Kamp! will be in NYC next month, playing Glasslands on October 12. Tickets are on sale now. No word on other tour dates.
EP stream below...
by Bill Pearis
As mentioned, Brooklyn synthpop act Selebrities have a new album, Lovely Things, out June 25 on the Cascine label. You may have already heard first single "Temporary Touch" and we've got the premiere of a remix of that track by their labelmates Rush Midnight (aka former Twin Shadow bassist Russ Manning). As you might expect from a bassist, Russ replaces the more driving line of the original with a fatter, funkier one, emphasizing groove over atmosphere. You can stream it below.
Both Selebrities and Rush Midnight will play tonight (6/13) at Cameo in NYC as part of the Cascine / Newtown Radio Northside Festival showcase. It's one of the more sonically cohesive nights of the fest, with every band mining some facet of early '80s electropop, including the romo-leaning Ice Choir, and the UK's Chad Valley. Tickets are still available or you can try to get in with your Northside Badge. Flyer for the show is below.
Also playing are Los Angeles duo Kisses, whose new album, Kids in L.A., was apparently based on Bret Easton Ellis' Regan-era classic, Less Than Zero, and is quite good. Carrying on with that vibe -- and pretty much nailing it -- is the video for their song "Huddle" that is only missing an Andrew McCarthy cameo. You can watch it below too.
If you can't make it tonight, Kisses will be back next month at Mercury Lounge. Stream, video and Northside showcase flyer below...
by Bill Pearis
Brooklyn quartet Selebrities will release their new album, Lovely Things, on June 25 via the Cascine label. You can stream the crystalline first single, "Temporary Touch," and check out album art and tracklist below.
The band have a couple local shows coming up. They'll play Glasslands on May 23 with oOoOO and Dark Sister (tickets); and then Cameo on June 13 for what is an extremely stacked bill if you like '80s style synthpop. Chad Valley headlines, and the line-up also includes fellow Cascine artists Kisses, Rush Midnight and (non-Cascine band) Ice Choir, plus DJ sets from Airbird and Chocolate Bobka (there's a name we haven't heard in a while). Tickets to that show, a Cascine & Newtown Radio showcase which is part of the 2013 Northside Festival, are on sale now or you can try and get in with your Northside badge if you have one of those.
Speaking of, Rush Midnight (aka onetime Twin Shadow bassist Russ Manning) just released a new single, the laid back and sultry "Don't Give Me Your Love," while he finishes up his debut album. You can check out the video for the song and a remix by Lemonade, below. Rush Midnight plays Friday night (5/3) at Mercury Lounge with Candide and Rioux. Tickets to that show are still available.
And more related news, Kisses (which is Jesse Kivel of Princeton and Zinzi Edmundson) will release their second album, Kids in LA, on May 14 which is also on Cascine. The album was produced by Saint Etienne's Pete Wiggs, and the two bands certainly share a love of classic pop and vintage synthesizers. This is superior modern synthpop with big hooks and fresh production and you can stream a couple tracks (including terrific single "The Hardest Part") below.
Kisses and Chad Valley tour dates are listed, along with previously mentioned song streams, below.
Twin Shadow in Austin earlier this month (more by Tim Griffin)
Twin Shadow and Niki and the Dove have been on the road together for a few weeks now, and their sold out two-night run in NYC begins tonight (9/27) at Webster Hall and continues Friday (9/28) at the smaller Music Hall of Williamsburg. As mentioned, you can also catch Twin Shadow DJing the official after party on Friday at Brooklyn Bowl. Entry is free with your ticket stub from the Music Hall of Williamsburg show, and otherwise $8 tickets are still available.
You'll also have another chance to catch Niki and the Dove in the NYC area when their tour supporting Miike Snow hits United Palace (10/19) and Wellmont Theatre (10/23). Tickets for United Palace and Wellmont Theatre are still available.
If you're going to Twin Shadow's shows this week, you won't be seeing bassist Russ Manning. As mentioned, Russ has left the band to focus on his solo project Rush Midnight. He's releasing his debut EP, +1, on October 30 via Cascine. The EP was produced by Twin Shadow main man George Lewis Jr. and features guest vocals on a track by Doe Paoro, who Russ has remixed in the past. You can watch the video for EP single, "The Night Was Young Enough," below.
Rush MIdnight has a few upcoming shows including one in Brooklyn this Friday (9/28) at Cameo Gallery with Splash and Rarechild (tickets) and the Ghostly/Cascine CMJ showcase at Le Baron on October 17. After that, he'll kick off a short tour in November which begins in NYC at The Studio at Webster Hall on November 9. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
A list of all Rush Midnight dates and that video are below.