Entries tagged with: Cut Copy
Cut Copy at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Cut Copy still haven't announced a full North American tour for 2014, but we do know that they'll return to NYC for a show on March 22 at Terminal 5. Since we last spoke, that show sold out, but the band have added another date happening a day earlier (3/21) at the same venue. Tickets for the newly added show are on sale now.
Cut Copy recently played "We Are Explorers" off their new album on Fallon, and you can watch the video of that, along with the updated list of tour dates, below...
Cut Copy at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Cut Copy's tour in support of their new Free Your Mind LP brings them to NYC for a very intimate show at Le Poisson Rouge TONIGHT (11/19), which is free (but "sold" out) and will be taped/streamed live on NPR and KCRW at 10 PM.
In unsurprising news, Cut Copy have now announced a NYC show that's more their size (and will be easier to get into) happening on March 22 at Terminal 5. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (11/22) at noon.
More 2014 shows will likely be announced, but all currently known dates are listed below...
photos by Tim Griffin
Slayer/Glass Candy/Polyphonic Spree/Slayer surfer @ FFF Fest 2013
Closing Fun Fun Fun Fest, Slayer treated Austin to greatest hits and then some: "Raining Blood," "South of Heaven," "Dead Skin Mask," "Seasons in the Abyss," etc. They also dug out the aforementioned "Die by the Sword," a high point off their 1983 debut LP, Show No Mercy.The eighth Fun Fun Fun Fest happened last weekend (11/8 - 11/10) at Austin's Auditorium Shores, hosting three days of music and fun (fun fun), with such acts as MIA, Deerhunter, Slayer, Television, Thee Oh Sees, Kurt Vile, Cut Copy. Johnny Marr, The Walkmen, Jurassic 5, Killer Mike and loads more. Many of them played again as part of the FFF Nites shows, including shows presented by BrooklynVegan and Invisible Oranges.
After fooling no one with a false ending of "South of Heaven," the third backdrop of the night unfurled at the back of the stage: a parody of the Heineken logo reading "Hanneman" and bearing his life dates. The top read "Angel of Death." Reign in Blood's terrifying opening track - and closing number on Auditorium Shores - now serves as an epitaph for Slayer's fallen co-founder. - [Austin Chronicle]
We were there in the thick of it and, as mentioned above, you can check out pics from Day 1 HERE and HERE, pics from Day 2 pics HERE and HERE; and pics from Day 3 are HERE and HERE. See you again in 2014 Austin.
Cut Copy at Prospect Park in 2011 (more by Jessica Amaya)
Australian synth popsters Cut Copy returned this year with the new Free Your Mind LP, and they've been out on the North American leg of their world tour supporting it. The tour previously included no NYC dates, but they've just squeezed in a free, very intimate show happening on November 19 at Le Poisson Rouge. It's for an NPR/KCRW taping and KCRW's Jason Bentley is hosting. Like we said, it's totally free, but you do need to RSVP, which IS OPEN NOW (11/13) and will probably close very fast.
UPDATE: And they were gone pretty much instantly. Did you get tickets?
Updated dates are listed, along with a video from the new LP, below...
Cut Copy will release their new album, Free Your Mind, on November 5 via Loma Vista/Modular, and they've now made the entire album available to stream ahead of its release. Take a break from listening to Arcade Fire's Reflektor and listen to Free Your Mind below...
by Bill Pearis
Cut Copy's new album, Free Your Mind, will be out November 5 and the band have just released a third track in advance of its release. "We Are Explorers" is a typically bouncy dance track from these Australians and you can stream it below.
Meanwhle, the band's fall North American tour starts with this weekend's Mountain Oasis festival in Asheville, NC. Still no NYC date, though there's room on their tour schedule. Fellow Australian Kirin J. Callinan (who just played 10 CMJ shows, including our Friday day party) will be opening for a few dates on the tour. It will be interesting to see how Cut Copy fans will react to Kirin.
Before those shows with Cut Copy, Kirin will be doing some dates on his own, including NYC at 285 Kent on November 4 with Jenny Hval. Tickets to that show are on sale now. That's just after Jenny plays Basilica on Halloween with Yamantaka // Sonic Titan (who also just played a ton of CMJ shows).
All Cut Copy and Kirin J Callinan dates are listed, along with the new CC stream, below.
by Bill Pearis
Australia's Cut Copy will return with their fourth album, Free Your Mind, on November 7. The record was produced by frontman Dan Whitford and mixed by Dave Fridmann and does include "Let Me Show You Love" that first appeared at Pitchfork fest this summer. That is apparently the cover art above. (Wither graphic design.) The title cut is the first single and there's a strong 1990 UK Madchester scene vibe going on here -- you could imagine Andrew Weatherall spinning this at the Hacienda. You can stream it below.
Cut Copy, who were in NYC this summer for Governors Ball, have also announced a North American tour around the album's release. There is no NYC date currently but they are playing Boston and Toronto, so it seems possible that one will be announced sometime soon.
All dates are listed, along with LP track list, and song stream, below.
Cut Copy at Governors Ball 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Cut Copy have been talking about a new album, and playing some new songs at their festival appearances this festival. They've now released the studio version of one of those songs, "Let Me Show You." Listen below.
Meanwhile, CC bassist Ben Browning
will DJ at Cameo on August 24 with additional sets by Ben Steidel (Lemonade), and Evan Michael. Tickets are on sale now. UPDATE: Ben Browning is no longer DJing, Avan Lava and Midnight Magic will now spin at this late night party.
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 (more by Keith Marlowe)
As discussed, Fun Fun Fun Fest is returning to Austin's Auditorium Shores from November 8-10, and now the full lineup was finally announced. It includes Television, Slayer (again!), Quicksand, Descendents, The Dismemberment Plan, Body Count, Jurassic 5, MIA, MGMT, Death Grips, Kurt Vile, Cloud Nothings, Snoop Dogg/Lion, The Locust, Subhumans (performing Cradle to the Grave), The Men, Title Fight, White Lung, Retox, Chromatics, XXYYXX, Mykki Blanco, Cut Copy, Washed Out, Merchandise, Lemuria, and many more.
Tickets for the festival go on sale today (7/10) at 10 AM CST.
Full lineup and flyer below...
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin, words by Andrew Sacher
Fucked Up / Guns N Roses / Azealia Banks
We just posted pictures of day 2 (6/8) of NYC festival Governors Ball, which went down on Randall's Island this weekend, and here's more in this post. This time, we've got shots of Guns N' Roses, Animal Collective (who rival Kanye West for best light show of the festival), Cut Copy, Fucked Up and more.
Fucked Up's set was one of the craziest at the festival. Damien performed in the crowd and on the barrier as usual, but due to Friday's weather, this was by far the messiest I've ever seen it get. He was covered in mud, sweat, and beer by song 2 and so was a huge chunk of the crowd, who didn't let the swampy ground stop them from breaking out into a mosh pit. The set included the usual live favorites, "Son The Father," "Turn The Season, "I Hate Summer," etc, a rant about marijuana, and a tons of comments about how grateful they were for their fans. One of the best Fucked Up shows I've seen yet.
Cut Copy debuted a new song, "Explorers," earlier this week on tour (via Consequence of Sound). You can watch a video of that below.
Grizzly Bear in Austin in April (more by Tim Griffin)
The festival goes down on Randall's Island this weekend (6/7-9). We also just made a Spotify playlist of many of the artists we're excited to see this weekend. Listen to that below or on Spotify. Full Governors Ball schedule is also below...
by Bill Pearis
As mentioned, Australia's World's End Press are over in North America with Cut Copy for a few dates and will headline a NYC show at Mercury Lounge on Wednesday (6/5) with Selebrities. Tickets to that show are still available. The band have just released a new single, "To Send Our Love," which should be on their forthcoming, Tim Goldsworthy-produced debut album. It's a slow build but by the midpoint the track enters full widescreen dance mode with a decidedly DFA backend. We've got the premiere of the track's video below.
World's End Press also have a headlining date in Los Angeles after their dates with CC and all are listed below...
Kanye West in Sweden in 2011 (more)
NYC festival Governors Ball is totally sold out of regular tickets, but if you weren't able to get yours and still want to go, there are still a few options. From now until Monday (5/27) at 11:59 PM, you can enter the Governors Ball Ticket Lottery. Entering the lottery gives you a chance to be selected to purchase either a 3-day pass or a single day ticket. More details on how the lottery works below.
Ticket lottery details and festival set times below...
Deerhunter at Austin Psych Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Governors Ball is less than a month away, and the fest has now released the daily schedule. They've done a pretty good job with not too many giant conflicts -- though there's a few like Grizzly Bear vs Beirut, Bloc Party vs The xx, Erykah Badu vs Beach House, and Nas vs Guns N Roses. Check out the daily line-ups across their four stages below.
by Bill Pearis
Melbourne, Australia's World's End Press have been around for three years or so, slowly building an audience in the homeland and have shared bills with Hot Chip, Primal Scream, Bloc Party, Cut Copy, !!! and Metronomy. Last year's widescreen, danceable single "Second Day Uptown" (produced by Cut Copy's Dan Whitford) recalls Sparkle in the Rain era Simple Minds was a hit on Aussie alt radio station Triple J. The band have just finished up their debut album with DFA's Tim Goldsworthy which is due out later this year. The first single, the dark and swirling "Deadbeat Sweetheart," is out now and we've got the premiere of its video below.
World's End Press will be in North America next month, touring with Cut Copy. While CC are playing Governors Ball, World End Press will play a headlining show NYC at Mercury Lounge on June 5. Tickets are on sale now. All tour dates are listed, along with that video and a few streams, below.
Governors Ball 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Though Guns N Roses being announced as the third headliner and related "YOLO" Facebook messages were the most discussed and controversial topics when one of NYC festival Governors Ball's promoters hopped in a Reddit chat yesterday (4/3), we also learned that: Miguel dropped off the festival; the promoters were trying to land Atoms for Peace (whose tour instead brings them to NYC for a Barclays Center show on 9/27); Cut Copy and Kendrick Lamar are playing at the same time on the Saturday of the fest, and there are unannounced afterparties. "Stay tuned for epic shows at Brooklyn Bowl, MHOW, Gramercy, Glasslands, and Irving Plaza." That quote and more over at Reddit.
Governors Ball goes down on Randall's Island from June 7 - 9 and also includes a number of other artists like Kanye West, Nas, Grizzly Bear, The xx, Feist, Beach House, Animal Collective, Erykah Badu, Death from Above 1979, Crystal Castles, Best Coast, Dirty Projectors, DInosaur Jr., Japandroids, Alt-J, Deerhunter, Fucked Up, and many more. 3-Day passes are still available and tickets for individual days are now on Friday (4/5) at 11 AM.
We recently gave you a list of artists we're excited to see at the festival, and though that list already included Deerhunter, we're even more excited to see them after their recent Fallon performance. If you missed the awesomeness of that (which also included debuting their new single, Monomania), you can watch the video below.
by Andrew Sacher and Bill Pearis
Governors Ball 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
As mentioned, NYC music festival Governors Ball keeps growing and its returning this year for it's largest and most exciting festival yet on Randall's Island from June 7 - 9. Early bird 3-day passes go on sale today (1/25) at noon at $190, and once they sell out, they become $205 and then $220. According to the festival's website, single day tickets may or may not become available so if you'd like to go, they advise you purchase a 3-day pass.
The lineup has tons of great names this year and if you're going, we're sure you've got a bunch of stuff lined up to see already, and while you're making your wish list, here's our list of ten bands that we're excited to see at the festival, that you might not want to miss.
Kanye West is one of the headliners, and any chance to catch him in the NYC area is one to take advantage of. It's pretty amazing how far he's come and with seven albums under his belt (including Watch the Throne and Cruel Summer), he's got more than enough material for a hits-filled set, which he tends to do. And there's no telling what else he might do, like break out some snow monster masks or something.
A newer, but no less exciting rapper, Kendrick Lamar, will be there too. He turned the rap world on its head with last year's good kid, m.A.A.d. city, and us New Yorkers only got our chance to see him before its release. So now that we know all the words to his record, we pretty much can't wait to see him perform songs off of it at Governors Ball.
The term "supergroup" doesn't always mean the group is "super," just that the members are all known for other projects. But in the case of Divine Fits, featuring the songwriting talents of Spoon's Britt Daniel and Handsome Furs' Dan Boeckner, it was two great tastes that taste great together. And as a band, Divine Fits were pretty much amazing live right out of the gate, and their danceable vibe is festival-ready.
Deerhunter have been promising a new album for 2013 and while they haven't revealed any formal plans for it, we're hoping to hear some of the new material at Governors Ball. Plus, though we've seen side projects like Atlas Sound, Lotus Plaza, and Moon Diagrams in NYC recently, we haven't gotten an actual Deerhunter show since 2011.
UK art rockers Alt-J became infinitely bigger since first coming to the US last May, and they've got the kind of songs that would sound great on a big outdoor stage. The band have been on tour constantly and we've seen their onstage confidence grow leaps over the visits they've already had here. They should be primed and ready for big crowds by the summer.
Japandroids have already come to NYC a few times in the past year (and those liars said it'd be a while before they came back!) and anyone who has seen them knows every Japandroids show is destined to be a wild time. The band is always nuts on stage and so is the crowd, so it's the kind of thing that will be a killer time at an outdoor festival.
Another band, like Alt-J, that have also had a pretty significant and quick rise since first catching our attention, is Polica, who will be at this year's Governors Ball. Their mix of indie pop and R&B is endlessly catchy and the dueling drummers are a thrill to watch live. Whether you're already a fan or not, they'd be a great band to catch.
Unlike many of the bands on the Governors Ball line-up, it's been a couple years since Australia's Cut Copy have played North America and absence makes the heart grow fonder. CC seem to write their songs with giant crowds in mind and show no shame in working the crowd into a frenzy.
Most of the artists on this list are artists we've been fans of for a while, but festivals are also always good places to discover new artists, and one new group we're excited to see at Governors Ball is Vancouver's Bear Mountain. Last year, they released their debut album, XO, which combined club-ready dance tracks, arena sized atmospherics, and an indie pop sensibility in the songwriting. It's a pretty great mix and sounds like it will be totally fun live. You can stream the album in its entirety below.
Governors Ball, which started as a small NYC festival on Governors Island and moved to the larger Randall's Island last year, keeps getting bigger and bigger. This year's fest takes place June 7th, 8th & 9th, and tickets go on sale Friday. Check out the full lineup, in list, video and flyer format - one unannounced headliner included, below...
Toronto art pop musician Sandro Perri has a few dates scheduled to take place surrounding his appearance at this year's FYF Fest. They're a bit scattered at the moment so it looks like more might be revealed, but we know that one of them is a NYC show which happens on September 20 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All currently known dates are listed below.
Sandro Perri is also one of the many musicians being featured on the new Arthur Russell tribute album, This Is How We Walk on the Moon, that AIDS organization Red Hot (who are also responsible for Dark Was the Night, Red Hot + Rio and many other compilations) and Pitchfork are putting out. Sandro will join Robyn, Cut Copy, Hot Chip, Dan Boeckner, Twin Shadow, Washed Out, Laurel Halo, Sam Amidon, Devendra Banhart, Olof Arnalds, Jose Gonzalez, Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, Chad VanGaalen, Glen Hansard, and many others for the album. The project is being funded on kickstarter. The Kickstarter video and a list of all participating artists is below.
Earlier this year, DFA put out a remix 12" of material from Sandro's 2011 LP, Impossible Spaces. The stream of Eluvium's remix of "Changes," a list of all currently known Sandro Perri dates, and the Arthur Russell tribute info are below.
today in NYC
* Cumbiagra @ Barbes
* Daria Musk @ Joe's Pub
* Sean Noonan @ The Stone
* Cake @ Williamsburg Park
* Yacouba Diabte @ Zebulon
* Alsarah & The Nubatones @ Barbes
* Jerry Seinfeld @ MGM Grand (CT)
* Journey, Pat Benatar @ Jones Beach
* Howse, Octo Octa, The Range @ Cameo Gallery
* The Pietasters, 100dBs @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise
* Choban Elektrik, Niva, East Montage @ The Rock Shop
* The So So Glos, Wyldlife, Awkward Girls @ Union Hall
* Satisfaction (Rolling Stones tribute) @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Kim Ann Foxman of Hercules and Love Affair @ Le Bain
* MC Lars, Math The Band, Adam WarRock @ Knitting Factory
* Lucinda Williams, Amy Cook @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Darlings, Sundelles, Automotive High School @ Glasslands
* Ikue Mori, Sylvie Courvoisier, Erik Friedlander @ The Stone
* Cymbals Eat Guitars, Mitchell Grey, Justin and Alina @ Maxwell's
* Robbers On High Street, The Moto-Gators, XL-Kings @ The Gutter
* Napoleon, Adam Lempel, Weird Rivers, Cool Serbia @ Shea Stadium
* Daniel Higgs, Tim Harrington @ The Vander Ende-Onderdonk House
* Mariner, Popular Culture, Night Panther, Tiger Waves @ Cake Shop
* The Everymen, Everymen, Romans, Lost Romance, Kestrels @ Pianos
* Whatever Brains, PC Worship, Acid Problem, Big Ups @ Death By Audio
* Little Dragon, Frankie Rose, Voices of Black @ Prospect Park Bandshell
* Little Dragon (DJ set), Physical Therapy (DJ set), DJ Rezound @ Glasslands
* Kate McGarry Band with Keith Ganz, Gary Versace & Clarence Penn @ Joe's Pub
* Valerie Simpson & Friends: A Tribute To Nick Ashford @ Damrosch Park Bandshell
* Buraka Som Sistema, Surkin, Alex English, rekLES (Girls & Boys) @ Webster Hall
* Calvin Johnson, Katie and the Lichen, Laura Lief, Old Night, Priests @ Muchmore's
* Gehenna, Young and In The Way, Ilsa, Skin like Iron, Psychic Limb @ Acheron
* Early Spring, Doubting Thomas Cruise Control, Secret Beach @ Ran Tea House (269 Kent)
* The Flaming Lips, fun., Grandmaster Flash, Grizzly Bear, Santigold @ StePhest ColbChella
* Slaughterhouse, Freeway, LAD & Willie The Kid, J the S, Da Circle, Pharoahe Monch @ The Well POSTPONED
* Fergus & Geronimo, Family Curse, Arto Lindsay, Mannequin Pussy, Habibi (DJ set) @ 285 Kent Ave
* Hank & Cupcakes, The Broadcast, Mother Feather, Kitten Berry Crunch, Of The Opera @ Mercury Lounge
* Massage Club, Bird Courage, Wet Water, Brooklyn Wildlife, Bloom, Xander Naylor, Steve Nelson, Maria Vaz, Cody Swanson @ Big Snow
Tonight's free Little Dragon/Frankie Rose Celebrate Brooklyn show at Prospect Park is rain or shine. If you can't make it (or would rather just stay dry), you can stream the show on NPR.
StePhest ColbChella which sets sail aboard the Intrepid with The Flaming Lips, Grizzly Bear, Grandmaster Flash, Santigold, and others is rain or shine too.
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Neurosis posted a fourth "Electrical Transmission" teaser which you can watch below.
Cut Copy recently appeared on Yo Gabba Gabba, who recently announced a tour with multiple NYC shows. Check out the video below.
Merchandise have a new video for "In Nightmare Room," which you can watch below.
Electronic music pioneer Manuel Göttsching will perform his influential album, E2-E4, in its entirety in Japan on Saturday (8/11). You can stream the performance live HERE on Saturday (8/11) at 3:30 PM EST.
by Andrew Sacher
Ben Browning, who joined Cut Copy as their bassist before the release of 2011's excellent Zonoscope LP, had been working on his material prior to that album, and released it in the form of the Lover Motion EP on Cut Copy's Cutters label last week (3/19). The EP was produced by Architecture in Helsinki members Gus Franklin and Haima Marriott and features keyboard programming from Cut Copy frontman Dan Whitford. The single, "I Can't Say," doesn't sound very different from the material on Zonoscope and is by far the biggest pop moment on the EP. Of the remaining four tracks, two are instrumental, and the other two are on a slightly calmer side of pop. You can stream the entire EP and the "I Can't Stay" single which includes remixes by Knightlife and Juan Maclean below. The video for "I Can't Stay" is also below.
Ben will be making his way over to the US for the Sweetlife Food & Music Festival in Columbia, MD (4/28) with The Shins, Explosions in the Sky, Twin Shadow, Zola Jesus, and others this April. The day before that festival, he'll play a Brooklyn show at Glasslands on April 27. Tickets for that show are on sale now. There's also an LA date with Metronomy (who will be in LA on tour with Coldplay).
All dates, video and streams below....
Speaking of shows the Shins are playing...
"DeLuna Fest and Five Flags Tourism Group are excited to announce the performance schedule for this year's music festival taking place on the gorgeous sugar-white sands of Pensacola Beach, FL, on October 14th, 15th, and 16th. DeLuna Fest's five stages and waterfront hotels along Pensacola Beach will play host to over 80 bands..... Go to http://lineup.delunafest.com/schedule to see the full schedule for this year's outstanding line up for DeLuna Fest 2011 which includes Linkin Park on their only US Fall date, The Shins, Weezer, Cake, Jane's Addiction, Cut Copy, Big Boi, Matt & Kim, Girl Talk, Wanda Jackson, Bettye LaVette, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and many, many more.Don't hold Linkin Park against them. We know how hard it is for Florida festivals to sell tickets! Hotel options HERE.
Tickets are on sale now for only $189.95 for all three days, all stages and in/out privileges."
The Rosebuds at Prospect Park last week (more by Amanda Hatfield)
The Rosebuds, who just opened two incredible shows for Bon Iver in NYC as the last two dates on their tour together, have a few more shows announced that happen later this year. No tour has been announced yet, but we know that they'll be at Hopscotch in North Carolina, Pitchfork Paris and a NYC show on October 12 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Friday (8/19) at noon.
Pitchfork Paris, taking place October 28th & 29th in France, is being co-curated by Bon Iver and the lineup looks like this so far:
28 OCTOBRE : 16h00 - 5H00Tickets are on sale.
APHEX TWIN + PANTHA DU PRINCE + EROL ALKAN + WILD BEASTS + CUT COPY + WASHED OUT + REAL ESTATE + MONDKOPF + ICEAGE
29 OCTOBRE : 14h00 - 22H00
BON IVER + JENS LEKMAN + STORNOWAY + KATHLEEN EDWARDS + ROSEBUDS
Kathleen Edwards also plays shows with Bon Iver in September. All Bon Iver & Rosebuds dates, and the video for "Woods" (by Rosebuds) below...
photos by Jessica Amaya
"Cut copy in prospect park was AMAZING! So good in fact that I woke up with a fever today and my head feels like it may explode. OUCH" - Jackie
"Perfect night for a little cut copy in prospect park.
They're killing it! #celebratebrooklyn" - Ana Maria Lopez
"So much love for Brooklyn. A show we will never forget! Thanks for spending the night in the park with us. X" - Cut Copy
Cut Copy headlined a sold out Celebrate Brooklyn show at Prospect Park on Thursday (8/11) with Midnight Magic and Foster the People (who have TWO SOLD OUT Terminal 5 shows coming up with Reptar). Cut Copy focused mainly on stuff off their two most recent albums, opening up strong with favorites "Feel the Love" and "Take Me Over."
More pictures from the Brooklyn show below...
Treasure Island Music Festival is returning to San Francisco, CA on October 15 and 16. The lineup includes Cut Copy, Beach House, The Hold Steady, Flying Lotus, Death From Above 1979, YACHT, Shabazz Palaces, The Antlers, St. Vincent, and many others. 2-Day passes go on sale Wednesday (7/27) 10 AM and single day tickets on Friday (7/29) at 10 AM.
Speaking of St. Vincent, if you haven't already, check out her new track at StrangeMercy.com. The full album is out September 13th via 4AD. More info and tour dates HERE. Still no info on tickets for her Met show.
Full Treasure Island lineup below...