Entries tagged with: Cascine
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.