Entries tagged with: Dan Mangan
photos by Dominick Mastrangelo
Passion Pit/Bloc Party/The Shins at Osheaga - 8/5/12
Leadoff "Take a Walk" set Angelakos in motion, his vocals wandering octaves. Similarly, the ascending "Moth's Wings" grew from its telltale jangly strands to a sonorous sing-along and the aforementioned "Carried Away" juxtaposed driving synths with a stickier-than-cotton-candy vocal hook.Day 3 of Osheaga also included sets by The Shins, Bloc Party, The Black Keys, Metric, Santigold, and many others.
Cuts from the excellent Gossamer fared well, though old faves "Little Secrets" and "Sleephyhead" pushed the gig over the top with wet punters writhing under ponchos.
The long list for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize, Canada's annual award for a great album, has been revealed. It includes Leonard Cohen, Cold Specks, Drake, Feist, Fucked Up, Grimes, Japandroids, The Weeknd, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, and more. Check out the full list below. Who's your money on?
We just posted about Austra who's coming back to North America (including 9/19 at Music Hall of Williamsburg) after a tour of Europe. She's also one of many artists playing the 2012 Osheaga Festival in Montreal which happens August 3 - 5. Tickets are still available for the three-day event.
In addition to Austra, Osheaga plays host to The Black Keys, Snoop Dogg, Justice, Metric (who play Radio City Music Hall soon), Sigur Ros (who play Prospect Park and are streaming their new LP), Florence & The Machine (who plays Jones Beach this summer), The Weeknd, Passion Pit (who play Governor's Ball soon), The Jesus & Mary Chain, MGMT, Santigold (who just played Irving), Zola Jesus (who just played the Guggenheim) and many many more.
Full Osheaga lineup is below.
The observant Dan Mangan sees a bird flying around the photo studio
Fans of Arts & Crafts are in for a night of good jams, with (ex-A&C-ers) Stars at Music Hall of Williamsburg (with North Highlands) and an early show with Dan Mangan at Mercury Lounge (with Icewater), both going down in NYC TONIGHT (10/11). If you're just making the decision to try and do both, I hope you have your tickets to Stars already, though tickets for Dan Mangan are still available, Stars is sold out. Mangan welcomed his new LP Oh Fortune, which hit stores on 9/27 and is streaming in full below. All of his tour dates are down there too.
In related news, Zeus recently posted "Are You Gonna' Waste My Time?", the new song (streaming below) from their forthcoming A&C release due in early 2012. Zeus has dates scattered across October and into December, including an East Coast tour that will stop in Brooklyn at Knitting Factory on 11/16 supporting Sam Roberts Band. Tickets are on sale. All dates are below.
Feist's Metals is out now. The chanteuse took a few minutes out of her crypt-performing schedule to post a few songs which are streaming below. Catch Feist in a goth-in-a-different-way venue when she plays Howard Gilman Opera House on 11/2. "Very limited availability remains" for tickets, so call 718-636-4100 for more details.
All tour dates and song streams are below.
Stars at Littlefield in 2010 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Stars have announced a short run of US dates this October. The dates kick off in Brooklyn on October 10 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets go on sale Friday (7/29) at noon. All dates, mostly in Florida, are listed below.
Stars have recently released The Bedroom Demos, an album of demos from their In Our Bedroom After the War album. According to Arts & Crafts:
"THE BEDROOM DEMOS" are the heart and soul of STARS' revered 2007 record 'In Our Bedroom After The War'... the real and honest bones of the album, before it was an album.You can purchase and stream the MP3 album on Stars' website.
Fresh from touring the world with their breakout record 'Set Yourself On Fire', STARS hit their Montreal studio with Jace Lasek from The Besnard Lakes at the controls, and tracked a slew of new songs, live off the floor. Rough, unpolished and unfinished, these versions nevertheless give a secret glance into the world of their stellar songwriting, from a helter skelter 'Take Me To The Riot' to the definitive, single microphone recording of 'Barricade'. If you have loved a STARS song, you deserve to love 'The Bedroom Demos'
Speaking of Arts & Crafts, Dan Mangan has announced that:
"The new album is called Oh Fortune. It includes eleven songs. I thought of the title after reading about Gertrude Ederle, a female swimmer who swam the English Channel in the 1920s and crushed the previous world record (held, of course, by a man). She was a massive celebrity for but a moment, and they threw a momentous ticker-tape parade on her return to New York. Neat, hey?Dan Mangan has a bunch of upcoming shows scheduled, but only one in the United States and that happens at Mercury Lounge TONIGHT (7/26).
The album will be released on September 27th on a fine label called Arts & Crafts and I must admit, I'm anxious to hear what you think of it. We like it, but, admittedly, it's an unbiased opinion. A-hem."
All tour dates and the NSFW Stars video for "Changes" below...
Big names and regulars aside, there are a few bands I want to highlight on the just-announced Sasquatch lineup: Wolf Parade ("indefinite hiatus" rumors be damned), The Flaming Lips (performing "The Soft Bulletin"), Death From Above 1979 (now three reunion shows total), Guided By Voices (they're not done yet), and... Archers of Loaf (!). The full lineup of the fest that goes down in Gorge, Washington in May (Memorial Day Weekend), is below...
Frank Bruno & John Darnielle (the Extra Lens)
By the time I got to the Extra Lens show at the Mercury Lounge, I had missed John Vaderslice (luckily NYC Taper taped it) and the room was so packed that I had to stand a few inches away from the door. The view may have been terrible, but the sound was anything but. Finally. After the show at The Woods, it was a nice change of pace to see a band who was actually completely comfortable and confident with performing. I must confess I never got into the Mountain Goats (sorry to offend), but I was taken by the Extra Lens and in particular, by John Darnielle. What a charming man. I'm pretty sure he could have instructed the room to do calisthenics, and they would have obliged him. Darnielle and Bruno were so personable between songs. To the delight of the crowd, Darnielle stepped off stage and marched all the way to the back of the room to sing for their pseudo-encore. It seemed kind of odd that they were playing in such a small space, but I guess those Merge bands just likes to keep things intimate, and I wouldn't have had it any other way.
John Vanderslice's only other CMJ show was our Friday day party at Public Assembly. The Extra Lens only also played a KEXP session. More pictures from Mercury Lounge, where Dan Mangan who also played our loft party also played, below...
Local Natives playing the loft in 2009 (more by Chris La Putt)
BrooklynVegan presents: The Whisk & Ladle Loft Show IIListen to some tracks from these artists HERE. RSVP if you're looking for a unique low key option away from the rat race tonight. See you there! And today at Public Assembly!
Date: Friday, October 22rd
Time: Doors @ 8pm
Location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn. RSVP for specific location
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9:00 - Headless Horseman (Brooklyn, NY)
9:45 - Strand of Oaks (Wilkes-Barre/Philadelphia, PA) -
10:30 - The Loom (Brooklyn, NY)
11:30 - Dan Mangan (Vancouver, CA) -
12:15 - O'Death (Brooklyn, NY) -
DOWNLOAD: Broken Social Scene - "All To All" (DJ Mom Jeans Remix)
The Sea & Cake
The Sea & Cake will support Broken Social Scene on their upcoming trek that will see them at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park on 9/18 (tickets). The tour pairing makes perfect sense considering Sam Prekop's (The Sea & Cake) contributions on the recent BSS record, and his new LP Old Punch Card due on 9/7 via Thrill Jockey. A recent press release also states that there is a "rumored to be a split 7" between the two bands in the works". Hmm, rumors in a press release? Look for more details on that 7" soon.
In other BSS news, the band is releasing a series of remixes for their song "All To All". So far contributions from Sebastian Grainger, DJ Mom Jeans, Jojoflores, and Skeet Skeet have emerged, with more due every week. Download one contribution above, and the rest at the remix site. The video for "All To All" (the original) is viewable below.
NYC is looking like Arts & Crafts showcasing ground for the next few days, as TONIGHT (9/1) the previously discussed The Wooden Birds / Dan Mangan tour will hit The Rock Shop (the shows was moved from Union Hall), tagging Mercury Lounge two days later (tickets).
Thursday (9/2) will see recent Mexican A&C signees Chikita Violenta play Mercury Lounge with A Great Big Pile of Leaves (tickets) as part of a larger tour that includes non-NYC dates with A&C-in-Canada labelmates Ra Ra Riot (who play NYCx4 in Sept) and Built To Spill (who play NYC Thursday).
Chikita Violenta is prepping to release their forthcoming LP for A&C, TRE3S, due in early 2011. The album was recorded in Canada with former Broken Social Scene producer Dave Newfeld. An MP3 is being given away at their site.
Last but not least, Chilly Gonzales (who will be in NYC soon with Peaches) is busy helping Feist with her new album. Feist and Gonzales both appear on Jamie Lidell's new album. Chilly's new album, Ivory Tower, is out September 14th.
All tour dates and some videos below...
The Besnard Lakes @ Bowery Ballroom in March (more by Andrew St Clair)
The short list for the 2010 Polaris Prize has been announced. The ten nominees are below...
DOWNLOAD: The Wooden Birds - False Alarm (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Wooden Birds - Sugar (Live @ WOXY) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Wooden Birds - The Other One (Live @ WOXY) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Wooden Birds - Believe In Love (Live @ WOXY) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Wooden Birds - Complete Live @ WOXY session (MP3)
Wooden Birds in Valencia, Spain: Photo: Thomas Wright
The Wooden Birds, fronted by Andrew Kenny of American Analog Set, will be hitting the road this August for shows with Arts & Crafts songwriter Dan Mangan. Mangan's signing to the BSS label was announced in May....
"The Vancouver-based songwriter released his acclaimed sophomore LP, Nice, Nice, Very Nice in Canada last year, quickly snapping up national awards including the XM Radio Verge "Artist of the Year", CBC Bucky Awards for "Best Vocals" & "Best Song" and simultaneously triggering a tidal wave of accolades, landing the ridiculously likeable musician on the covers of publications coast to coast. Now, with an eye towards building on that momentum, Mangan has signed a deal with Arts & Crafts in order to bring Nice, Nice, Very Nice to the U.S. on August 10."Nice, Nice, Very Nice, just came out June 1st on vinyl in Canada.
Before the birth of the Wooden Birds, Andrew worked in his Brooklyn Heights home studio on Montague street to find the songs and the sounds that would define his new project. The four songs available now as Montague Street EP were borrowed from those sessions and share the sound of a band about to happen.Videos of both and all tour dates are below...