Entries tagged with: Daedelus
DOWNLOAD: Greg Saunier vs. WOOM - Quetzalcoatl's Ship (MP3)
Greg on stage with Deerhoof (more by Chris Gersbeck)
We already knew that we could catch the very talented Greg Saunier of Deerhoof at one of two upcoming NYC shows (Ridgewood Masonic Temple on 2/8 with Buke & Gass and Le Poisson Rouge on 3/14-tickets), but we can also see the Deerhoof trapsman extraordinaire THIS FRIDAY, 2/17, at Bruar Falls. It doesn't look like Saunier will be behind the kit though, but he will be manning the drums... on a drum machine if the billing of the show is correct. Bruar Falls lists it as "SARA MAGENHEIMER (WOOM) AND GREG SAUNIER (DEERHOOF) DRUM MACHINE IMPROV DUO. The show kicks off at 8PM and will also feature sets by The Psyched and Antimagic. WOOM won't play the show, but they do have dates coming up elsewhere which are listed below. All Deerhoof dates are in a previous post.
This is not the first time Woom and Deerhoof will have collaborated either...
Last July the duo WOOM released their debut album, Muu's Way. Since then, word of mouth has been spreading about the chaotic, tender, startlingly original world the album creates. The band's reputation has grown slowly but persistently at the edge of visibility, like a slime mold spreading across the parking lot of modern independent pop music. So who is it listening to WOOM? Well, take for example some of their biggest fans: the musicians featured on this new release, Muu's Way Remixed.Listen to the whole EP on Soundcloud. Download Greg Saunier's take on "Quetzalcoatl's Ship" above. Full tracklist, and WOOM's new video for "The Hunt", is below.
Deerhoof's Greg Saunier takes on the underwater pop splash "Quetzalcoatl's Ship". Adding stuttering distorted drums, his version rolls the song like an over-ripe melon down a rocky hill in the hot sun. His longtime collaborators, Xiu Xiu, have a remarkably different take on the same song, chopping and looping to create a moody piece of midnight electro-minimalist doom.
BJ Warshaw (Parts and Labor, Shooting Spires) turns "The Hunt" (human-breath-based dance beat) into a psychedelic trash-can rave-up. Lucky Dragons ease the album's political-sleeper-love-song "Judith" into a pastoral latin-bumping cloud of rain. Talk Normal flip folk-concrete "Backwards Beach" into a no-wave sing-a-long. Meanwhile, Japanther get mellow with "Salt" and Butchy Fuego (Pit er Pat, The Boredoms) invents a new genre ("Woombia") for "Back In."
In related news, the "driver" half of Deerhoof's "Hoofdriver" project (that 7" is out now) will play two nights at Southpaw as part of "Search And Restore & Manhattan New Music presents...4 nights of Kneebody". Kneebody's four night residency will feature two sets from the band each night, and will take place on 1/26 -1/29 with Wayne Krantz on the first night (tickets), Busdriver on board for the second night (tickets), Busdriver & Mark Guiliana on the third (tickets), and Daedelus on the final night (tickets).
It's not the first time that Kneebody and Busdriver have collaborated for a show or on stage; in fact, the pair were in NYC in February for Kneebody's four day residency at Bleecker St Theater. Videos of the two artists playing together are below.
If you can't make it to catch Daedelus at Southpaw, you can still catch him support Lotus with Tobacco at Terminal 5 on February 5th. Tickets are on sale. Lotus is also on board to play Mercury Lounge the night before, and tickets to that show are currently on sale as a package with the Terminal 5 tickets.
Full tour dates and everything else below...
photos by Chris Doss
DOWNLOAD: The Gaslamp Killer + Daedelus - Impulse (Free the Robots remix) (MP3)
The Gaslamp Killer and Daedelus are currently on tour with Free The Robots and Samiyam and hit Le Poisson Rouge in NYC on 11/4. Pictures of that show are in this post. Did you pick up the copy of the tour only 7"? If not, you can grab one of those songs for free above.
Three of the four artists have newer releases to celebrate. The Gaslamp Killer recently dropped the Death Gate EP, which is streamable below and available for purchase at his bandcamp page. Free The Robots dropped CTRL ALT DELETE on Alpha Pup and Daedelus dropped Righteous Fists Of Harmony on Ninjatune earlier this year.
That EP stream, tour dates and more pictures are below.
There's a man behind the decks who looks somewhat like Rasputin, had Rasputin been born an Edwardian dandy. He goes by the name The Gaslamp Killer and sports a comically oversized handlebar moustache, a mop of curly hair, a long beard and a T-shirt with a large print of himself emblazoned upon it ('it's good to act as your own billboard,' he says).The "Magical Properties Tour" is underway. LA DJs/producers The Gaslamp Killer and Daedelus are co-headlining dates across the country with fellow LA Flying Lotus associate and 8-bit video game inspired hip hop beatmaker Samiyam. The likeminded Teebs is currently fourth on the bill, but will be replaced by fellow Californian Free The Robots when the tour hits Le Poisson Rouge in NYC on November 4th. Note that the lineup on LPR's website is reportedly wrong - Teebs is not on the bill, and Free the Robots is.
From a tangle of equipment at the DJ booth, he starts to emit strange, hypnotic noises - stuttering beats, Oriental scales, psychedelic sound effects and horror movie samples -punctuated with touches of dubstep and drum'n'bass.
The dandy Rasputin starts leaping around, headbanging, freaking out and playing air drums to the music, sometimes getting so excited that he forgets to cue in a sound effect.
'You know that feeling when you hear that sound that drives you nuts?' he says later. 'You want to push people out of the way so you can dance to it. And I try to play songs that turn people into dancing maniacs as soon as they hear it. That's what I want to do when I hear it. I go a bit... nuts.' [Metro]
If you do hit one of the shows, make sure to also hit the merch table because their you'll find a tour-only 7" single for the song "Impulse" Side A is "Impulse" and Side B is the Free the Robots remix that you can now exclusively grab as an MP3 above. That's three of the four artists on the bill, all contributing to the one song.
All tour dates below...
"In spite of his affinity for oddball pastiche, Baths' (née Will Wiesenfeld, all of 21) aesthetic is decidedly poppy. If you have ever expressed wishes that artists as disparate as Flying Lotus and Boards of Canada were "more hooky," well, bless your heart, you might like Cerulean a lot. Wiesenfeld deftly mixes buoyant beats, ambient tracks, and vocal-heavy pop numbers into an album that flows together seamlessly and makes for quite a few pleasant surprises. The quietly hypnotic "Rafting Starlit Everglades" follows "Aminals," a wide-eyed and bombastic ode to childhood wonder; the Go! Team are somewhere kicking themselves for not getting their hands on these samples first, or just for not writing this song." [Cokemachineglow]Those NYC shows, presented by BrooklynVegan, happen on August 3rd at Mercury Lounge (tickets) and August 4th at Union Pool (tickets). They also have a gig in Philly August 5th.
Before that, Baths, whose excellent debut, Cerulean, just came out on Anticon, have West Coast dates with Memoryhouse (who are touring with Twin Sister this August. one of those dates is with Nite Jewel). They then tour across the continent first with Jogger, then with El Ten Eleven and Dosh.
El Ten Eleven and Dosh's NYC dates are settled - September 16th at Knitting Factory (tickets), September 18th at Mercury Lounge (tickets) - with the obvious absence of Baths on those shows (for now?).
The pictures below are from a July 6th hometown Fol Chen gig at the Echo in Los Angeles.
Non-album Baths track "Stupor" is posted above, along with some remixes including one by Daedelus who by the way is playing Santos Party House on August 15th.
Baths videos, Fol Chen pics and all tour dates, below...
Todd P's MtyMx isn't the only music festival happening around SXSW in Monterrey, Mexico this March. Saturday, March 13th marks the date of the first-ever Festival NRMAL in Monterrey. F/N will take place on the grounds of the Alianza Francesa de Monterrey during the weekend prior to SXSW.
NRMAL "is a collection of emerging artist and musicians brought together to showcase their work in a small, intimate setting, framed by the Mexican cultural landscape". NRMAL (focused mainly on attracting a Mexican crowd) seeks to expose artists of many nationalities to a Mexican audience, and potentially establish collaborations with the international community. More than 40 bands, plus art installations on site created specifically for the event, will be present at the festival. There is also a large art portion of the festival, with a separate lineup for that. "Four stages with a capacity of 700 people each showcase independent bands on the rise to a young Mexican audience who would otherwise not have the opportunity to see them". Headliners include YACHT (whose tour hits NYC this Thursday), Daedelus, TheDeathSet, Julianna Barwick, Nite Jewel, Tyvek, and YellowFever (who you can also catch at our day party in Austin on Wednesday, March 17th). Full NRMAL lineup below.
Tickets are available online.
The NY Times recently discussed MtyMX and Festival NRMAL (and the safety of Monterrey, among other things). A clip of that, with Festival NRMAL's full music and art lineups, a flyer and more, are below...
"As Daedelus I tend to give into all my crazy thoughts, the twists and turns in productions will go this way and that way pretty much as it will. I almost feel like I have little say in the matter. Whilst the Long Lost for instance is two on all decisions (Laura Darlington, my wife and co-conspirator for the Long Lost, is quite good at the recording desk or behind a mic playing instruments or singing), that keeps the crazy much more domesticated. That, and we are interested at this time in songwriting that isn't altogether traditional, but has more elements people can access, I believe." [Daedelus]Daedelus will be going on tour with Jogger and Nosaj Thing across North America this February. They play NYC's (Le) Poisson Rouge on Saturday, February 20th. Tickets are on sale now.
Daedelus's new label, Magical Properties, who's putting on the tour, released Jogger's debut, This Great Pressure, last October. Album info is below and a remix of their song "Napping Captain" is a free download above.
Nosaj Thing is L.A. producer Jason Chung (whose website also lists "01.15.10 NYC? - New York, New York" a possible gig?). His remix of The xx's "Islands" is above. A 2010 Charlotte Gainsbourg remix is also on his resume.
Flyer and tour dates are below...
"Keane is not the coolest band to blog about when I'm all indie rock up in your business. I am a slightly apologetic Keane fan. I think there are a few bands that can make dynamic, catchy singles that can appeal to the masses while still be genuine and heartfelt. I can see the fellas sweating over lyrics in studios, rather than thinking what would sell to the Wal-Mart crowd.That quote is from Music Snobbery's review of the Keane show that took place at the Wellmont Theater in Jersey on Tuesday. They also played Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday. Portland's Sub Pop-signed band The Helio Sequence were on tour with Keane and opened both of those shows.
More than anything, and the reason I would see the band again in another few years, is that they are an unabashedly energetic live act. Sometimes, I'll take a great live act first. As for tonight, a 90-minute set filled with their hits and the obligatory Springsteen cover to soothe the Jersey folks." [Music Snobbery]
Now that the tour is over, The Helio Sequence are going on a headlining tour of their own which starts tonight at Music Hall of Williamsburg (5/28). Also playing the Brooklyn show are Ape School, and the UK's Howling Bells who are currently on tour with... Coldplay! They can trade piano rock war stories. Speaking of which, did you know that...
After listening to Tim Rice-Oxley's piano playing during a weekend at Virginia Water, Surrey in 1997, Chris Martin invited him to join his newly formed band Coldplay. However, Rice-Oxley declined because he did not want to leave The Lotus Eaters, stating "I was seriously interested, but Keane were already operational and Coldplay's keyboard player idea was dropped." [Wikipedia]Ape School, who are also playing MHOW tonight, is the new project of Michael Johnson who was in the Sub Pop band Holopaw, and in the Lilys in 2006. Ape School's self-titled album was released by Counter on April 28th. RCRD LBL has a track, and you can grab a remix Daedelus did above.
Daedelus has his own Brooklyn show coming up too - this June as part of the Northside Festival.
I have three pairs of tickets to giveaway to tonight's MHOW show. Details on how to win, and all tour dates, below...
- Sunset Rubdown, Witchies & Elfin Saddle -
June 12, 6pm @ Studio B, 18+ - TICKETS
- Ghostly International's 10-yr Anniversary Bash w/ Lusine, Deastro, Michna & DJ Mike Servino - June 12, Studio B, 11pm, 18+ - TICKETS
- Bishop Allen - June 13 @ Studio B, 6pm, 18+ - TICKETS
- Ninjatune showcase with Daedelus, Ghislain Poirier & Megasoid - June 13, Studio B, 11pm, 18+ - TICKETS
We've got another slew of announcements for you today, starting with Swedish folk singer Kristian Matsoon, whose Tallest Man on Earth has been added to the Brooklyn Vegan showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg (along with John Vanderslice and more TBA) on Friday, June 12. We're also pleased to inform you that the good people at the legendary Ninja Tune Records will be hosting a showcase, featuring Megasoid, Daedelus and Ghislain Poirier.The Tallest Man On Earth was just one of many artists added to the previously announced Northside Festival lineup today. Full list below...
the new issue of XLR8R
Though Love To Make Music To may be Daedelus' most high-profile album yet, he has been a prominent fixture on the L.A. avant-beats scene since 2001, starting with Portrait of the Artist (Distill) and Her's Is >[sic] (Phthalo). On 2002's Invention, he defined his atmospheric, intense-yet-sexy sound, while '03 and '04 yielded five more full-lengths, including The Weather-a collabo with MCs Busdriver and Radioinactive that he calls his "moon-bounce hip-hop record" and Of Snowdonia and A Gent Agent, two doe-eyed sleepwalks whose swirling synths and choppy beats occasionally coalesce into an all-out jungle frenzy". [XLR8R]Daedelus is deejaying at 205 in NYC tonight (Sept 3) with Eliot Lipp. He then makes his way back to his homestate of California before heading right back here on September 7th to play a Wordless Music Series show at (le) poisson rouge with Flying Lotus and So Percussion. Two days later he hits Crash Mansion. Many more tour dates below...