Entries tagged with: Chrome Canyon
by Andrew Sacher
The Great Void is the moniker of Brooklyn musician Josh Ascalon, who has some pretty talented friends in the area such as Twin Shadow, Autre Ne Veut, Hooray for Earth, Chrome Canyon and members of Neon Indian, all of whom appear on his upcoming album. He's talented himself too, as you can hear on his brand new single, "Shift Age" which Chrome Canyon plays theremin on. It's '80s-style synth pop and readymade for the dancefloor (think "Blue Monday" or something), but Josh's rawer vocals recall the post-punk that much of that kind of stuff evolved out of. We've got the premiere of the video, which was animated by Johnny Woods, and you can watch that below. It's technically NSFW, but it is only animated, so maybe your boss will let it slide.
The Great Void celebrates the new single with a release party on Friday (8/1) at Cameo. It's a midnight show, and Neon Indian headlines with a DJ set. Also on the bill is Ta$$y. Tickets are on sale now.
DOWNLOAD: Soft Touch - Real Love (AIMES Remix) (MP3)
Soft Touch is the Brooklyn electronic duo of Chrome Canyon and Saarid. The duo have a new EP/single for "Real Love" (featuring Javi) which includes the original track plus four remixes of the track including one by Brooklyn chillwaver AIMES (who also contributes a dub mix and an instrumental remix). A stream of the entire EP premieres in this post. They are clearly in love with early-'90s club pop -- Soul II Soul, S'Express, Snap! -- and you might not be able to tell it from the real thing. (We're pretty sure we hear a sample of "The Power" in there, too.) Listen to the EP below and grab a free download of the AIMES remix above.
Soft Touch also just put out a mix for June 2014, which can be also be streamed, along with its tracklist, below...
Chelsea Wolfe in Chicago in January (more by Zach Pollack)
Pig Destroyer @ GWAR-B-Q 2013 (more by Josh Sisk)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
Pig Destroyer, Pharmakon, Evian Christ, Richard Hell (reading), Peter Sotos, Julianna Barwick @ Basilica Hudson
The two-day Basilica Sound Scape begins today in Hudson, NY. Today's got a diverse lineup that includes music from ambient art pop artist Julianna Barwick, murky hip hop producer (and Kanye West collaborator) Evian Christ, industrial-noise artist Pharmakon, and grindcore shredders Pig Destroyer. Plus, punk legend Richard Hell will be reading from his work, and more. More details here.
Chelsea Wolfe, True Widow @ Bowery Ballroom
Chelsea Wolfe's now 4-for-4 on the album-to-year ratio. Her newest, Pain Is Beauty, is her boldest and most cleanly produced work yet, but it doesn't lose the intensity of her earlier, rawer work. Tonight she brings her tour with Relapse-signed slowcore trio True Widow. Get ready to be entranced.
Deer Tick (performing "In Utero"), T. Hardy Morris @ Brooklyn Bowl
You may know that every now and then, Deer Tick does this thing where they drink a ton of beer (well they probably do that at every show), call themselves "Deervana," and play an entire set of Nirvana songs. They did it at Brooklyn Bowl in 2011, and they'll do it at that venue again tonight, but this time playing 1993's In Utero in full, in celebration of the album's 20th anniversary.
Pinback, Deathfix @ Irving Plaza
Makers of intricately layered, expertly played indie rock, Pinback returned last year with Information Retrieved, their first new album in half a decade. This will be the band's third time through NYC in the last year. Tickets are still available.
Grant Hart, Slonk Donkerson, Franny & Zooey @ Cake Shop
Earlier this year, onetime Husker Du singer/drummer Grant Hart released The Argument, a concept album based on Milton's Paradise Lost which has earned him his highest accolades of his post-Du career.
Blowoff (Ft. the DJ sounds of Bob Mould & Richard Morel) @ Gramercy Theatre
Meanwhile, Hart's former bandmate, Bob Mould, performs tonight as one half of Blowoff, his electronic-leaning pop rock project.
Maria Minerva (DJ Set), Alice Cohen, Sateen @ Body Actualized Center
Art pop songwriter Alice Cohen has been making music for decades, and her current project as a solo artist is a regular on the NYC DIY scene. Tonight she plays Body Actualized Center, along with Sateen, and Maria Minerva DJs.
Jana Hunter, Horse Lords, The Dreebs, 75 Dollar Bill @ Death By Audio
Jana Hunter's Lower Dens project and fellow Baltimoreans Horse Lords are featured on opposite sides of the new 7" in Famous Class' LAMC series. You can stream it below. Tonight's the record release party.
Majical Cloudz, Moon King @ Glasslands
Montreal's Majical Cloudz make soulful, minimal music that can be a captivating live experience, due mainly to Devon Welsh intense stage presence. This is the first of two NYC shows this weekend, both of which are with Toronto's Moon King who are definitely worth getting there early for.
Chrome Canyon, Cale Parks (DJ Set) @ Glasslands
If you like early-'80s neo-futuristic synth music and enjoy theremins, Chrome Canyon's otherworldly stage show could be the trip you're looking for.
Houses, Jamaican Queens, Modern Merchant @ Mercury Lounge
Two laptop-leaning indie pop bands, Houses and Jamaican Queens, are on the road together and today they play their second of two NYC shows together at Mercury Lounge.
Scout Niblett, Dope Body @ Saint Vitus
Scout Niblett has been doing the grungy singer/songwriter thing (not unlike early PJ Harvey) for a while now, and her newest album is a very good addition to her already solid discography. Tonight she brings her tour with noise rockers Dope Body to Brooklyn's mostly-metal bar Saint Vitus.
Youth Code, Night Sins @ Saint Vitus
After the Scout Niblett show, Saint Vitus hosts a late show with a couple acts that recall the heyday of EBM and industrial (Youth Code) and gothy postpunk (Night Sins). Both have new albums too.
Celestial Shore, Empress Of, TEEN, Bueno @ Silent Barn
Brooklyn's beachy Celestial Shore are celebrating the release of their new album, 10x, tonight with some pretty good party guests: TEEN and Empress Of are both bands who could probably headline a place like Silent Barn on their own.
Glass Candy, Chromatics @ Terminal 5
Terminal 5 can turn off their air conditioning tonight, as these two Portland practioners of icy Italo-disco (which share member Johnny Jewel) should chill things out nicely.
Cuntz, Degreaser, Yo! Bum Rush The Show @ The Flat
Cuntz are over from Australia to bless the US with their rackety rock n' roll for the first time ever. This is their second of two shows.
Peter Hook & The Light (Movement & Power, Corruption & Lies), Slaves of Venus @ Webster Hall
Peter Hook's striking low-slung presence -- and signature style -- was missing from New Order's show here earlier this summer, but now he's here with his band The Light performing New Order's first two albums in full.
Holy Ghost! (DJ Set), Wolfram, Justin Miller @ The Panther Room
Holy Ghost!, who have a new album out this week, revel in vintage sounds. How long into their set before they drop some early-'80s Arthur Baker?
Xeno & Oaklander, Bootbacks, Tempers, DJ Mar Bar @ Union Pool
Speaking of vintage sounds, Xeno & Oaklander, who perform their minimal synth like it was still 1981 -- what's a laptop? -- will do so tonight as part of night of similarly moody danse.
Pictureplane, James Ferraro, Gatekeeper (DJ Set) @ 285 Kent Avenue
Another of the many recent chances to catch NYC party-starter Pictureplane, and this one's with experimentalist James Ferraro.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.
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by Bill Pearis
Nicolas Fromageau was a founding member of M83 and left the group right after 2003's Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts. He formed Team Ghost a few years later and after an EP in 2010, the group have just released their debut album, Rituals. Much like his old bandmate Anthony Gonzalez, Fromageau likes it big, be it guitars, drums or squelchy snyths. It falls a little more on the rock side things but you can dance to it too. Maybe not the best band name in the world, though. You can stream the whole album via Rdio and watch the video for "Curtains" below.
Team Ghost are over for their first-ever North American shows, the first of which happened Monday (6/10) at Pianos as part of New Music Seminar. They'll also play again Thursday (6/13) at Public Assembly with fellow Parisians Chateau Marmont and Brooklyn-via-France group Slowdance. It's the "France Rocks!" showcase at the Northside Festival. $5 or you can use your Northside badge.
Chateau Marmont, who we've written about before, have just released their debut album, The Maze. It's a little more typically French -- danceable, owing more than a little to late '70s fromage, and pretty damn catchy. You can stream a few tracks below, including the Yusek remix of their single "Wind Blows." If you can't make Thursday, they'll play another Northside show on Friday (6/14) at Brooklyn Bowl with Computer Magic and headliners Chrome Canyon. Tickets to that show are on sale, or you can use your Northside badge.
All dates for Team Ghost and Chateau Marmont are listed, along with videos and streams, below.
The Gories at The Bell House in 2012 (more by Jason House)
As mentioned, Mac DeMarco and White Fence will be playing the Panache Northside showcase at Brooklyn Bowl on June 13. That show now also includes Walter TV. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Show flyer below.
White Fence also play another Northside show the next day at Knitting Factory (tickets). Mac DeMarco has a ton of other upcoming dates too, all of which are listed below.
Brooklyn Bowl is hosting other Northside shows too, including one of Questlove's weekly Bowl Train parties as a late show after the Panache showcase (tickets).
The following night (6/14), the venue will be headlined by Sinkane with Xenia Rubinos playing as well.. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Sinkane has other upcoming dates, including another NYC-area show happening on June 16 at Maxwell's (tickets) which is also with Xenia Rubinos. All dates are listed below.
That same night, Bond Music Group are doing their showcase as a late show (doors: 11:30 PM) with Chrome Canyon, Computer Magic, AVAN LAVA (DJ), and Chateau Marmont. Tickets for that one are on sale.
Then, on the Saturday (6/15) of Northside, New York Night Train are doing their showcase, which includes an early show with The Gories and Daddy Long Legs; and a late show with Jonathan Toubin doing his Soul Clap & Dance-Off party with guest DJ Mick Collins (of the Gories and Dirtbombs). Tickets for the early show and the late show are on sale now. Show flyer below.
Finally, on June 16, POP Montreal is doing a show with Born Ruffians, The Spinto Band, and Turf War. Tickets for that show are on sale.
You can also get into any of these shows with your Northside Badge. All Mac DeMarco and Sinkane dates are listed, along with show flyers, below...
Computer Magic @ Bowery Ballroom, 9/8/12 (more by Erik Erikson)
The Aputumpu Festival is a musical showcase featuring more than two dozen rising Brooklyn-based bands comprising the backbone of the burgeoning Brooklyn music scene.The Brooklyn music-centric Aputumpu Festival (started by the video blog of the same name) is back and the three-day fest happens at five venues in Brooklyn and Manhattan, beginning tonight (3/28) at Cameo for a night of indie electronics, featuring live sets from Dickpic, Psychic Twin, Vensaire, Silent Drape Runners, Stranger Cat, St Lenox and Brother Tiger, with a DJ set by Chrome Canyon.
For New York City, Aputumpu is a celebration of the best new talent in the city, an amalgam of creative and artistic forces which seem to be as much a part of the air as the weather. In a city overflowing with musical talent, these bands rise above with distinctive sounds and unforgettable performances.
Friday (3/29) is the big night for Aputumpu with a folk/world show at Joe's Pub with Azania, Derrick N. Ashong & Soulfege and more; Computer Magic, Friend Roulette and more at Studio at Webster Hall; and both stages at Public Assembly, with EDM in the front (Rubber Ross, iBeat, more), and punk in the back room (KNTRLR, Religious Girls, Cinema Cinema, more).
The festival closes out on Saturday (3/30) at Ran Tea House, with Eula, Speedy Ortiz, Bambara and more.
Aputumpu Festival passes are $30 and tickets to individual shows are $10. Passes and tickest to Cameo, Public Assembly and Ran Tea House can be purchased here, Joe's Pub tickets are here and Studio @ Webster Hall here.
Festival flyer and full line-ups for all Aputumpu shows below...
photos by PSquared Photography; words by Bill Pearis
BEAK> @ Bowery Ballroom, 2/10/2013
"This is a b-side to a single that none of you have ever heard," was Geoff Barrow's introduction to "Kenn," which is the flip to last year's "Mono" 7". He then added, "Ok, maybe one of you have. Hi, mom."
Barrow (better known for his other band, Portishead) was in a jovial mood last night (2/10) at Bowery Ballroom, spending most of the time behind the drumkit with his band, BEAK>, joking with the crowd between songs, or when his kickdrum pedal broke in the middle of "Wolfstan II," probably the most rocking song of the band's terrific set. A mix of Krautrock and post-punk influences, BEAK> are not breaking any new ground, but the band (including bassist Billy Fuller, and keyboardist/guitarist Matt Williams) are such accomplished musicians and possessors of good taste, it doesn't matter. And as a trio that feed off each other, with scratchy 16mm projections behind them, they are totally badass.
Openers last night were BEAK>'s Stones Throw labelmates Chrome Canyon. While on record it is just Morgan Z, live Chrome Canyon is a full band who bring its early-'80s synth vision to life. It's a very narrow focus -- somewhere around 1982, between Jan Hammer, Wendy Carlos, the themes to Knight Rider and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy miniseries -- but they do it very well. And Morgan Z (last night dressed in some sort of shiny silver shirt Brian Eno might've worn in 1975) works a theremin with more conviction than anyone I've ever seen.
BEAK>, who DJ'd at the ACE Hotel on Saturday (anyone go?) are now off to the West Coast for a couple shows. Picturess from Chrome Canyon's set, and more from BEAK> (including one of the setlist), below...
by Bill Pearis
BEAK> @ ATPNY 2011 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
As mentioned before, Geoff Barrow of Portishead's other group -- motorik postpunk trio BEAK> -- are over from Bristol, UK for a few shows on both coasts, hitting Bowery Ballroom on Sunday (2/10) with openers Chrome Canyon. Tickets for that show are still available. Saturday night (2/9), the three BEAK>s, Geoff Barrow, Billy Fuller, and Matt Williams will be DJing all night (well, 10 PM - 2 AM) in the lobby at ACE Hotel, which is free. Barrow doesn't DJ much anymore which is certainly a good excuse to brave the blizzard that is supposedly gonna hit us.
If you haven't heard Beak's terrific 2012 album, BEAK>>, you can stream it below, along with the video for non-LP single, "Mono." Updated US tour dates are listed below as well.
by Bill Pearis
METZ at Metro, August 2012 (more by Grant MacAllister)
Toronto's sonic sandblasters METZ are in NYC for CMJ and will play four times while here, including the free BV day party on Friday (10/19) at Public Assembly. METZ play the front room at 3 PM, shortly after Deap Vally and Murals. We swear we'll post the whole line-up soon!
METZ's ripper of a debut album came out last week on Sub Pop and is highly recommended. You can download "Wet Blanket" and "Headache" above and you stream the whole album and watch the just-released video for "Wet Blanket" below.
METZ's additional CMJ shows include the official Oh My Rockness CMJ showcase on Tuesday (10/19) at Cameo that also features Chrome Canyon (who just played 285 Kent), Roomrunner, Moon King, Mood Rings, and Heavenly Beat. OMR, which is celebrating its eighth birthday, is throwing a CMJ Kickoff party tonight (10/15) at Pianos. METZ then plays Thursday (10/18) at Knitting Factory for the Sub Pop showcase; and the Pitchfork showcase at Villain on Friday night (10/19).
If you can't make the CMJ week shows, METZ will be back in November for two more NYC shows. All dates are listed below, along with the new video, album stream and show flyers.
Brooklyn producer Chrome Canyon (aka Morgan Z) released his debut album, Elemental Themes, this week (10/9) via Stones Throw. You can stream the album in its entirety below. Chrome Canyon will play a record release show for the album tonight (10/12) at 285 Kent with labelmate Peanut Butter Wolf. The bill also includes Dj sets by Gavin Russom (DFA), Veronica Vasicka (Minimal Wave), and Airbird (Software). Doors are at 8 PM and admission is $12 for this all ages show. The flyer is below.
The Chrome Canynon album stream and flyer for tonight's show are below.
by Andrew Sacher
Four Tet at Creators Project in 2011 (more by Ryan Barkan)
NYC producer FaltyDL plans to release a new album, Hardcourage, at some point in the near future, but before that he'll release a single for the track, "Straight & Arrow," on November 13 via Ninja Tune. The single will be backed by remixes by Four Tet, Gold Panda, MikeQ, and Divoli S'vere. Check out the original over at Pitchfork and stream the Four Tet remix below. The psychedelic cover art is below too.
Four Tet will be heading over to the US later this month to play Moogfest on October 27 in Asheville, NC. He'll stop in NYC right before that to DJ a Red Bull Music Academy presented show on October 26 at Autumn Bowl (67 West St) in Brooklyn with a killer lineup of Jamie xx (whose band The xx will be playing the Bronx's Paradise Theater earlier that night) and Floating Points (who we profiled HERE). Speaking of sure-to-be-insane DJ parties happening on October 26, Neon Indian and Chrome Canyon are DJing Cameo that night (tickets are on sale now). Decisions, decisions...
Four Tet released his most recent album, Pink, this past August via his own Text label, which compiled a few of his vinyl only singles that came out over the past year. It's a more subdued album than its predecessor (2010's There Is Love In You) but just as heady and the shining moments we've come to expect from Four Tet continue to show up, just in different ways. Highly recommended listen. You can stream some of its tracks below.
In related news, Dan Snaith (aka Caribou and fka Manitoba) has a release coming out under another moniker, Daphni. That album, titled JIAOLONG (pronounced "jow-long"), comes out October 16 via Merge but can be streamed ahead of its release at Resident Advisor.
A list of all Four Tet dates and song streams, along with the FaltyDL cover art, are below.
Nite Jewel at Governors Island in 2010 (more by Chris La Putt)
Krautrock Classics New York is presenting a show at Le Poisson Rouge on August 23 with Nite Jewel and Stones Throw artist Peanut Butter Wolf performing Kraftwerk's 1981 LP, Computer World, like they did in LA last month. The show will be with special guests Chrome Canyon and DJ Scott Mou. Tickets for the show are on sale now.
For Nite Jewel, the show is one of a few US dates she'll be playing this summer which also includes Montauk's The Surf Lodge on August 25 (where Dirty Projectors, Real Estate, and The Drums recently played shows), FYF Fest and MusicFestNW. She's also part of the recently announced Fun Fun Fun Fest lineup.
Nite Jewel recently made a video for "Clive" off her 2012 LP, One Second of Love. You can watch that video below, along with a list of all dates...