Entries tagged with: Cut Copy
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...
Pitchfork Fest Day Three (Sunday, 7/17/11) was the day to go if you were looking to dance. The last day of the fest was pretty heavy on the electronic music with Cut Copy, Toro y Moi, HEALTH, Baths, Darkstar, and for something way chiller, How to Dress Well. The third day provided lo-fi masters Kurt Vile, Ariel Pink, and Deerhunter, and complete opposite ends of the hip hop spectrum with the abrasive and utterly offensive Odd Future and the this-must-be-from-another-planet rap of Shabazz Palaces. Day three was also the one chance to see a metal band (Kylesa).
Sunday was headlined by TV on the Radio. TVOTR, like Fleet Foxes who headlined the day before, have a wildly impressive double bill at Williamsburg Waterfront in September. Theirs is with Broken Social Scene on September 8. Tickets are still available.
Twin Sister played Sunday, and you can catch them for free in McCarren Park this Wednesday night (7/27).
The above pictures is a screen shot from the Virgin Freefest lineup announcement video that they posted to YouTube. The girl behind the words exclaims, "James Murphy solo!" as she reads her piece of the September 10th free MD festival lineup. The full lineup, video, poster and press release is below...
DOWNLOAD: Chromeo - "When the Night Falls" (Breakbot Remix) (MP3)
Chromeo at Williamsburg Waterfront in 2010 (more by Bao Nguyen)
Cut Copy's upcoming tour now has pre-sale tickets (username: cut, password: copy). The tour currently kicks off in NJ on September 13 at Wellmont Theatre with Washed Out and Midnight Magic, but has no NYC date.
Speaking of "internet community" pre-sales, Chromeo are doing one too (username: chromeo, password: tickets) for their upcoming tour which was just announced. The pre-sale also includes an option for an autographed vinyl ticket package which consists of one GA ticket, one autographed vinyl of Business Casual, one limited edition commemorative laminate, and early entry into the venue the night of the show. The tour doesn't include any NYC dates at the moment, but it does hit Philly on Halloween, as well as Austin City Limits and Pop Montreal.
Chromeo also has a remix EP coming out for the track "When the Night Falls" (feat. Solange Knowles) on July 26 via Big Beat/Atlantic. The EP features remixes by Hercules & Love Affair, Lifelike, Breakbot, and a cover of the song by Mayer Hawthorne, the latter two of which Chromeo are touring with. Grab the Breakbot remix above.
All Chromeo dates below...
Cut Copy at Terminal 5 in April (more by Dana (DISTORTION) Yavin)
Cut Copy have announced their final US and UK dates in support of the killer Zonoscope, released earlier this year. Much of the tour is being opened by Washed Out, and Midnight Magic who also open for Cut Copy at Prospect Park in August (along with Foster the People). The new dates kick off in NJ on September 13 at Wellmont Theatre and end in late October in the UK. Washed Out and Midnight Magic are both on the Wellmont bill. Tickets go on sale Friday (7/8) at noon.
No new NYC dates, but according to Cut Copy's website, there are five shows missing from the tour announcement that they're not allowed to announce yet. Tickets for Cut Copy's Prospect Park show are still on sale.
Toro y Moi remixed the Zonoscope track "Blink and You'll Miss a Revolution" for the track's upcoming single release. The single will be available digitally on August 9 in the US and as a 12" soon after. Check out the remixed track below. Check out Toro's upcoming dates HERE.
Washed Out are not on the bill for the Prospect Park show, but they are currently on their own headlining tour which hits Bowery Ballroom on July 11 with Blood Orange and Grimes.
Midnight Magic play the Summer BBQ Blowout at City Winery on August 6th.
All Cut Copy & Washed Out tour dates and the Toro y Moi remix below...
DOWNLOAD: Miracles Club - "Light of Love" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Miracles Club - "Light of Love" (Cut Copy Re-Vision) (MP3)
"We're not going to lie. When XLR8R first caught wind of The Miracles Club, we had our doubts. Granted, we were already fans of Honey Owens and her droney, experimental work as Valet and as a member of Nudge--we even made her the subject of an episode of XLR8R TV a couple years ago. But Honey Owens... doing house music? In Portland? And claiming classic Chicago sounds as an influence? No offense to our pals in the Pacific Northwest, but the City of Roses isn't exactly known for its love of DJ culture. Vintage stores, organic eats, and DIY noisemaking? Yes. Thumping, club-friendly beats? Not so much. So imagine our surprise when the outfit's debut EP, Light of Love, came out last year and was actually... good." [xl8r8r]Portland's The Miracles Club released an EP of remixes of their track "Light of Love" on Cut Copy's Cutters Records back in May. Cut Copy contributed their own remix of the track to the EP. Listen to that and the original track above to compare.
Miracles Club have a number of Northside Festival shows coming up this weekend. They play the Let's Play House Northside showcase tonight (6/17) at Cameo with Blondes, Jacques Renault and others. They also DJ at 70 N 6th Street on June 18 with Konnichiwa and open for YACHT and Midnight Magic at the DFA Northside showcase on Sunday (6/19). Tickets are still on sale for the latter.
If you miss Laurel Halo at 285 Kent tonight, you can also catch her at the Newtown Radio 1 Year Anniversary BBQ at Shea Stadium on Sunday, June 19 with Autre Ne Veut, Forma and others.
Miracles Club EP album art a flier for tonight's show below...
Joan of Arc in 2008 (more by Leia Jospe)
After dates on their current southwestern tour and a forthcoming UK tour come to an end, Joan of Arc will kick off another leg of dates in Pontiac, MI with Implodes heading toward the East Coast before looping back to a tour-ending show in St. Louis. NYC will get an appearance on that journey at Mercury Lounge on August 10th. Tickets are currently on AmEx presale and go on regular sale at noon on Friday (5/20)
Mike Kinsella of Joan of Arc/Cap'n Jazz will bring his side/solo/other project Owen to one upcoming date in Champaign, IL in September at the Pygmalion Music Festival. There Owen will share a stage with Cut Copy, Explosions in the Sky, Deerhoof, Xiu Xiu, Asobi Seksu, Japandroids, and the reunited Braid. So far no other dates Braid dates have emerged, but we'll be on the look out.
Implodes released their new LP Black Earth via Kranky in April. Check out the shoegaze-y burner "Marker" streaming below alongside alll tour dates and some video.
photos by Tim Griffin
Cut Copy @ Stubb's
Midnight Magic have been added to Cut Copy's upcoming Brooklyn show with Foster the People, upping the total number of bands on the Prospect Park bill to three. Tickets are still on sale.
Cut Copy's tour with Holy Ghost! ended in Austin over the weekend with two big shows at Stubb's. Tim was at the 2nd one, and his pictures are in this post.
Like she has in the past, Nancy Whang joined Holy Ghost! during their set. Maybe she'll do the same this Friday at their sold out headlining show at Music Hall of Williamsburg which is being opened by The Hundred in the Hands.
More Austin pics, including a shot of CC's setlist, below...
Dan Whitford sings to the top tier at Terminal 5 (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)
In addition to the previously discussed set of Cut Copy dates which include a Brooklyn show in Prospect Park (ON SALE AT NOON), the Australian band announced even more shows right after we posted that. The full list and a new remix of "Need You Now" by Carl Craig, below...
"much love to our friends in the desert (and Danny DeVito) for making coachella a truly memorable one for us! Epic crowd, Epic sunshine. x" - Cut Copy
Cut Copy @ Terminal 5 (more by Dana (Distortion) Yavin)
Cut Copy are currently finishing up a tour with Holy Ghost! that had them at Coachella Friday night. Check out videos of the crazy dance party that the Australian band brought to the California desert, below. Check out pictures of other bands who played Coachella that day, HERE.
Cut Copy's tour came to Terminal 5 in NYC three times in a row earlier in the month, and Cut Copy will return to NYC this August to, like Animal Collective, play a headlining show at the Prospect Park bandshell. Tickets for the August 11th 'Celebrate Brooklyn' benefit go on AmEx presale Wednesday at noon, and then regular sale on Friday. Foster the People, who also tour through NYC in June, open the outdoor show.
The new Brooklyn gig comes a day before a show Cut Copy are playing Arizona, and almost a month after they visit North America to, like Animal Collective, play the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago. Most of their other announced dates are in Europe at the moment. They are all listed below...
photos by Dana (DISTORTION) Yavin
Cut Copy played their 3rd of three sold out Terminal 5 shows on Wednesday night (4/6), this time with Midnight Magic instead of Holy Ghost! who opened the first two. We posted pictures from the first night. A set from the third, Cut Copy's setlist included, continue below...
photos by Diana Wong
Cut Copy and a door @ Terminal 5
NY PRESS: Every time you come back to the U.S., the venues seem a bit bigger. The shows at Terminal 5 sold out quickly. What's it like to see that progression?No dancey bands should have scheduled shows in NYC on Saturday, if for no other reason than they were probabably upset that they made it all the way to NYC on April 2nd, but couldn't go see LCD Soundsystem at Madison Square Garden, because they had to work. Daedelus and company played a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg that night, and Cut Copy and the DFA-signed Holy Ghost! played their second sold out show in a row that evening at Terminal 5. The other Cut Copy show was one night earlier, and Cut Copy will play the large NYC venue again, but with opener Midnight Magic, on Wednesday (also sold out).
Cut Copy: We've always found American audiences to be receptive. When we began, we were opening for people and it seemed when we started headlining all those people came back and brought their friends. It happened organically, as it should. It's not like we had a lot of press or hype behind that first record. It felt quite grassroots. We've found throughout the world we have such a loyal fan base. I never thought we would connect with an American audience. I'm not sure how it happened but it's amazing.
The pictures in this post are from Friday and they continue, shot of Cut Copy's setlist included, and with more tour dates, below...
Guided by Voices @ Irving Plaza, New Year's Eve (more by Chris Gersbeck)
"As previously announced, the 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival will be taking place on Friday, July 15th through Sunday, July 17th at Chicago's Union Park! Tickets went on sale on March 4th, and, as predicted, three-day passes sold out in a record time of 24 hours! That said, eager prospective festival goers should fear not, as single-day passes are still available for the totally reasonable price of $45.Guided by Voices are also playing the sold out Sasquatch Fest. Full Pitchfork lineup by day below...
And now, without further ado, the newest additions to the 2011 Pitchfork Festival lineup! Friday will see the addition of Guided By Voices and Neko Case; Saturday's lineup will feature No Age, Gang Gang Dance, G-Side, and Chrissy Murderbot; Sunday's stellar lineup now includes The Fresh & Onlys, Radio Dept., HEALTH, Shabazz Palaces, Baths, How To Dress Well, Kurt Vile, and Twin Sister. Stay tuned for more bands still to be announced in the coming weeks!"
"the 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival will be taking place on Friday, July 15th through Sunday, July 17th! Tickets will officially be on sale today at 12 PM CST, with single-day tickets for $45 and three-day passes for $110! If last year was any indicator, three-day passes will sell out in under a week (last year they sold out in FIVE DAYS!), so be sure to get your tickets ASAP!"The full lineup so far is below...
The Vine: The band's obviously gotten bigger since its inception. I believe the biggest show you played was at Lollapolooza last year. Is there a different style that you take when you're playing to that many people, as opposed to a club show?Like PJ Harvey, Yeasayer, and Queens of the Stone Age before them, Cut Copy have announced a Terminal 5 show today. For Cut Copy it makes three upcoming shows in a row at the large NYC venue. The new date is April 6th and tickets go on sale Friday at noon (with AmEx and CutCopy.net presales happening Wednesday). The previously announced April 1st and 2nd shows are sold out.
Dan from Cut Copy: I think there probably is a slightly different style. When a crowd is so big, it's almost like you need to really try and address all of the people that are there. At a club show, you've got people right up in front of you, so I guess you don't need to work quite as hard to get peoples' attention. With such a huge crowd, it's almost like you need to somehow... the guy at the back of the crowd that's thinking about maybe going to see Phoenix, who were on just after us; you have to make sure that guy is still engaged by what you're doing. So yeah I think you've got to work a little bit harder, often, at some of those bigger events to make sure you capture peoples' attention, and keep it.
Cut Copy at Williamsburg Waterfront (more by Benjamin Lozovsky)
Cut Copy will hit the road for a string of US dates in late March with Holy Ghost!, tagging NYC's Terminal 5 on April 2nd along the way. Tickets for all dates are currently on fan presale, and look for Terminal 5 tickets to hit Ticketmaster soon too. Cut Copy's new album Zonoscope is due on 2/8 in the US. Check out a four-part video on the making of that LP below.
Holy Ghost is currently offering a download of the new song "Do It Again" from their forthcoming debut (due this Spring on DFA) for the price of an email address. The song is also streaming below. The new and self-titled LP will feature appearances from the Juan MacLean, the late Jerry Fuchs (of Maserati), the Rapture's Luke Jenner, and Michael McDonald (yes, that one) among others.
All tour dates and that song stream is below.
photos by Benjamin Lozovsky
"the memory tapes / cut copy show was pretty epic tonight. i was in the air half the time, jumping with the rest of the crowd. so. good." - Chris Casual
"Cut Copy went on about a quarter after 6, opening with "Lights & Music." This is one of their most popular songs and a great opener. The group was fully into it, head banging and jumping to their own music. I love when a band feels what they're doing and you feel it too. You could never tell that they had just flown in from Chicago and had barely slept. Other hits were "Nobody Lost, Nobody Found" and "So Haunted." The sound system was more to be desired - and bassist Tim Hoey's mike was too low for the first few songs - but a small setback.Cut Copy headlined Sunday's Pool Party at Williamsburg Waterfront. Memory Tapes, Glasser, Restless People and Punches (technically the DJs) also played. More pictures and videos (including one of tortillas flying through the air, and one of the new songs) from the day below...
The band brought a nice surprise when they played 2 new songs off of their untitled upcoming album. "Where I'm Going" was an instant crowd pleaser. It's a blend of 60's beach/psychedelia harmonies and poppy rhythms. Later they played "Blink and You'll Miss the Revolution," and I just have to say wow. You can tell a new song is a success when the audience is dancing uncontrollably. It's much heavier on the drum and bass than their typical stuff, yet still maintains an essence of 80's nuwave. This will definitely be one of the hits off the album.
Cut Copy ended after an hour long set, an encore, and soaking through their shirts. It was a great day, an outstanding show." [guilt free pleasures]
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Standard Fare - Dancing (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Standard Fare - Fifteen (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Lower Dens - Tea Lights (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Lower Dens - Hospice Gates (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Inocultist - Prophecy for the Summer (MP3)
Last night was kind of a blowout night for NYC concert-going. So many great shows, big and small, I hope you all went to something and didn't stay home watching Top Chef or something. (I missed it all, I had to work.) The weekend doesn't look quite as action-packed but there's no hurting for great music options.
My top pick for the weekend would be Standard Fare who are over from England and are playing two NYC shows: tonight (8/5) at Bruar Falls and tomorrow (8/6) for the Mondo! party at the about-to-be-renovated Don Hill's. I've written about Standard Fare more than once, so I'm just going to quote myself here:
Standard Fare's The Noyelle Beat (out now in America on Bar/None) is one of the best indiepop records of the year (along with Allo Darlin's debut). Cute, romantic, but with some muscle in there too. You can download a couple of tracks from it above. You should also watch the new video for their great single "Philadelphia" at the bottom of this post.Tonight's Bruar Falls show would be worth going to even if Standard Fare weren't playing. Also on this all-over-the-place bill are low-fi legend R. Stevie Moore (who recently played with Ariel Pink), all-girl trio Brian, and Japanese cosplay singer, Reni. Video of the latter is at the bottom of this post.
If you're not at Bruar Falls, you might consider its sister venue, Cake Shop, tonight (8/5) to catch Lower Dens, Air Waves and Inoculist. Lower Dens and Inoculist played together last night at Glasslands and by all reports (the ones I heard anyway) it was a great show. You can watch video from last night's show shot by Bleary-eyed Brooklyn at the bottom of this post. I saw Lower Dens during the Northside Fest and thought they were terrific and have been singing the praises of their debut album, Twin Hand Movement, all summer. The record sounds better now as our shadows get longer and the nights cool off. This is a August/September kind of album.
Inoculist (which I keep mispelling "inocultist) is fronted by Jana's brother John, and the two siblings definitely pull from the same record collection. Inoculist's debut, Spells, is a laid back affair, and comparisons to Low's first few albums are not unwarranted. Hunter and keyboardist Ashlyn Davis' voices are well matched for the band's mellow vibe. Really nice. The Hunters will be touring together for a couple weeks, but will split off mid-month and Inoculist will then head out with Little Gold for a week of shows while Lower Dens go it alone down the West Coast and the South.
Rounding out the Cake Shop bill is Air Waves whose debut album is due out on Underwater Peoples sometime in the near future. See them while you can -- Nicole is moving to Austin at the end of the month. Air Waves still have a few NYC shows left till then, though, including next Saturday's (8/14) Underwater Peoples Summer Showcase -- a blowout at Shea Stadium featuring Julian Lynch, Big Troubles, Fluffy Lumbers, Ducktails and more. Advance tickets are available at the UP website. See the flyer at the bottom of this post for the full line-up, and all remaining Air Waves NYC shows are down there too.
And a few more recommended weekend shows that I didn't cover above:
THURSDAY, AUG 5
Want to see some anthemic rock from popular Canadians? I guess I should be more specific. Want to see some anthemic rock from popular Canadians that is outdoors and free? Metric play Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park with Joan as Policewoman and Holly Miranda.
SHARK? are busy working on their Kickstarter-funded album but are taking a break to road test some songs at The Rock Shop. (Download previous SHARK? releases here.) where they'll play with The Great Unwashed (the ones from Staten Island, not New Zealand), Conversion Party, and The Rabbits.