Entries tagged with: Death by Audio
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: The Peoples Temple - Sons of Stone (MP3)
The Peoples Temple are on tour and make their NYC debut tonight (4/6) at Death by Audio with Apache Dropout, Yellow Dogs and Dead Sands.The band's Sons of Stone made my Favorite Albums of 2012 list, where I wrote this:
For those who long for the days when Anton Newcombe wrote catchy psych pop instead of plodding through the haze for eight minutes at a stretch might want to check out Lansing, Michigan's Peoples Temple. Not only do they share a proclivity for catchy '60s-ish acid pop, their name is a reference to Jim Jones' cult. Dig.You can download Sons of Stone's title track at the top of this post and click through for the video for "Axeman", the flyer for tonight's show, and all dates....
Widowspeak @ Death By Audio - March 24, 2012
Brooklyn DIY venue Death By Audio is celebrating five years, and Saturday night's special bill included Eternal Summers, Bleeding Rainbow, Shark?, and a headlining set by Widowspeak (who just played one of our parties in Austin). Pictures from the whole night, and video of three of the bands, below...
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DBA crowd for JEFF the Brotherhood in Feb (more by Andrew St. Clair)
South Williamsburg DIY space Death by Audio will be five years old on March 31 and are throwing a birthday party for themselves featuring Neckbeard Telecaster, Grooms, Les Savvy Fav's Tim Harrington doing something solo, and Free Paint (Deerhoof's Greg Saunier and Flying's Sara Magenheimer). And maybe some special guests? Who can say?
While the 31st is the official anniversary party, all of March has been loaded with semi-official ones. Saturday (3/24) is a stacked bill, with Widowspeak, Eternal Summers, Bleeding Rainbow and Shark?. I actually saw the first three last week in Austin at various SXSW shows (like our Hotel Vegan day party on Friday 3/16) and all were in fine form.
There's also Sweden's Echodeck on Sunday (3/25), reunited '80s Aussie band Feedtime on March 29, and Little Lungs (one-off reunion gig) with Nouns (Marissa Paternoster of Screaming Females, who did part of the DBA stage mural, btw) on March 30.
While their were shows at what they called the Sugar Factory earlier (I remember seeing Dirty on Purpose and Vaz there during CMJ 2005), March 31 was the first show under the name Death by Audio (part of the space which Oliver Ackerman had been using since 2002 for his effects pedals company). I've seen so many memorable shows there (JEFF the Brotherhood, Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, METZ to name just a few) over the last five years. Here's to many more.
Full schedule at Entertainment4Every1's site.
photos by Tim Griffin
Widowspeak @ Hotel Vegan
Widowspeak were the first of three bands who played our party Friday that are on Captured Tracks. (DIVE and Craft Spells would be the others.) Molly Hamilton gets compared to Hope Sandoval a lot, and they both do have that sultry breathy vocal quality but Mazzy Starr never got up enough speed for song like Widowspeak's "Fir Coat."Another set of pictures from their set at our show is in this post.
Bleeding Rainbow didn't play any of our SXSW parties, but Bill did catch them in Austin the same day he saw Widowspeak, and wrote:
Bleeding Rainbow were on their last couple songs when I got to the Iron Bear. A year ago, the Philadelphia band were a duo (still with the name Reading Rainbow) but added a member last fall and then changed their name. Now... they're a four-piece and sounded fierce!Catch Widowspeak AND Bleeding Rainbow, and Eternal Summers, and Shark? for a date in Brooklyn at Death By Audio Saturday (3/23). $7 gets you in the door.
Bleeding Rainbow have on other show on their upcoming calendar, on March 30th at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia supporting Cloud Nothings. Cloud Nothings play two NYC shows next week with A Classic Education, at Mercury Lounge and Glasslands (both are sold out).
Check out some Widowspeak video/interviews from during SXSW/Festival NRML, more pictures from Hotle Vegan, and updated Cloud Nothings dates below....
by Bill Pearis
METZ at the Metro in Chicago (more by Grant MacAllister)
Toronto's ferocious noiserockers METZ are making their New York debut this week, playing two shows: Thursday (3/8) at Cake Shop and Friday (3/9) at Death by Audio with Pop. 1280. Both shows are with fellow Torontonians Teenanger. Metz also play Philly on March 10 and in a rebellious move have resisted the urge to join every other band in existence at SXSW.
I saw METZ at M for Montreal back in 2010 where I said of them:
We then saw Metz, who kept getting compared to Fucked Up but that seemed more because they're also from Toronto and are making in-your-face noise punk. To my ears it's more the kind of noise you got from Amphetamine Reptile in the '90s. They are loud and spazzy and sludgy and pretty awesome.
METZ have released a few great singles so far which are streamable at the bottom of this post. (They're also pay-what-you-will from Bandcamp.) If you dig AmRep, Brainiac, and McLusky and songs that employ that metalic "SHRIIIIIINNG," you are not going to want to miss these guys.
Teenanger's not mounting some garage-rock revolution or something. After all, this is music that, for all its over-hyped "revivals" every half-decade, has more-or-less abided, unchanged for 60 years. And with Frights, Teenanger has put together one of those records you want to turn over again and again; one that seems as seminal and groundbreaking as it does pleasingly intangible--like all the songs are self-immolating as they play themselves out. It's probably the best Canadian rock record since CPC Gangbangs let Mutilation Nation loose in 2007.You can download "Cops (But Not)" at the top of this post and watch videos for "Frights" and "Bank Account" below, all of which I recommend doing. Also below, those METZ streams.
Drugs of Faith @ Death By Audio
Drugs of Faith headlined Death By Audio on March 3rd, joined by a stellar support cast of the grind-duo Radiation Blackbody, noise-hardcore hybrid Livver, and progressive death-metal crew Pyrrhon. DOF's primary focus was their latest LP Corroded, a personal favorite from last year, with the band dipping into earlier material including their contributions to This Comp Kills Fascists, Vol. 2. You can take a look at the full setlist, and more pictures and video from the show, below.
Pictures and video from DbA, below...
No Age at FYF Fest 2011 (more by Nathanael Turner)
No Age are heading out on a college tour this month, starting with Wesleyan on March 8 with EULA. They tweeted "anyone who wants to go to the wesleyan college CT show on 3/8 or the show at bennington college VT on 3/9 hit us up, we will get you IN!!!", though they then followed that with "OH SHIT!!! sorry we can't get anyone in to those shows unless you are students, but come meet us after! KEGGER PARTY!!!! sorry friends." All dates on the college tour are listed below.
In possibly related news, the day before the Wesleyan show, Pterodactyl plays Death by Audio (3/7) with a special guest. The venue says, "im Not gOing to be Able to tell you who the special Guests arE." Hmmm...
Meanwhile head to Death By Audio to check out Tyevek tonight!
All No Age dates are listed below...
photos by Andrew St. Clair
Death By Audio - Wednesday night - 2/8/2012
The Kills, JEFF the Brotherhood & Hunters play their sold out NYC show at Terminal 5 on Saturday, 2/11, a date that coincidentally (probably not) falls right during Fashion Week. If we had put two and two together earlier, we probably would have theorized that the band that contains Kate Moss's husband would be playing more than one show while in town. Who caught the invite-only show at The Standard last night?
Who caught JEFF the Brotherhood & Hunters (Uncle Bad Touch got stopped at the Canadian border) at Maxwell's instead? We didn't, but we do have a second set of pictures from the show they played one night earlier at Death By Audio in Brooklyn. They continue below...
photos by Devan Council
JEFF the Brotherhood & Hunters, both on tour with The Kills (pics from their Austin show HERE), played a sweaty, sold-out show at Death By Audio in Brooklyn last night (2/8) The Numerators. Here are some pictures (Uncle Bad Touch were originally on the bill, but replaced by Hunters).
If you found yourself out of luck in getting tickets last night-- or for their sold-out Saturday night Terminal 5 show with The Kills-- you can also catch JEFF and Hunters again at Maxwell's tonight (2/9), with support from Devin. Tickets are still available for the Hoboken, NJ show.
More pics from DbA below...
photos by Andrew St. Clair
The Immaculates @ Death By Audio
"Brooklyn's premier soul punk group" The Immaculates, one night after they played Shea Stadium, played Death By Audio with Edie Sedgwick, Bob Doto (of SPRCSS), and ATM on Saturday night (2/4). Here are some pictures. More of them below...
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Averkiou - Present Tense (MP3)
IIf you read this week's, er, This Week in Indie you saw that Gainsville, Florida's Averkiou will be in town this weekend with fellow Floridians Guy Harvey for two shows: tonight (1/27) at Cake Shop and tomorrow (1/28) at Death by Audio.
Averkiou have a new EP, The New Imperative, coming out February 10 on Sound Study Recordings and we've got the premiere the track "Present Tense," which you can download at the top of this post. (You can also stream it below.) Averkiou wrap their songs in a warm sweater of distorted, tremeloed guitar and vocal harmonies and those who are fond of early '90 Yo La Tengo, and Teenage Fanclub will likely dig this.
Click through for cover art for The New Imperative EP, "Fuzzy Photogragh" stream, and all upcoming Averkiou tour dates.
JEFF The Brotherhood at Stubb's (more by Tim Griffin)
Jeff The Brotherhood are currently on the road with The Kills and Hunters. Check out pictures from both Wednesday's Austin show and last week's Chicago date. The tour hits a now-sold-out Terminal 5 in NYC on 2/11.
Don't have tickets to Terminal 5? Rather see JEFF the Brotherhood somewhere smaller? The band also have a pair of other NYC-area dates, both with Uncle Bad Touch. In addition to the previously discussed Maxwell's on February 9th (with Devin), JEFF & UBT will play Death By Audio on February 8th (with The Numerators). Advanced tickets for Death By Audio go on sale at noon, while tickets for Maxwell's are still on sale now.
Uncle Bad Touch welcomed their self-titled LP late last year via Infinity Cat. Check out a video for "I Wanna Love You" from that LP, as well as all tour dates below.
New York waved sayonara to one of the greatest grind bands in the city on Saturday night (12/17) when Defeatist played their final show with a handpicked lineup of Triac, Psychic Limb, D.O.C., and Backslider. There is no malice between the three Defeat-ers, and in fact, Saturday night at Death By Audio was more of a celebration of the collective and the band was undoubtedly at their tightest. The dizzyingly impressive grind trio will be sorely missed.
Meanwhile, look out for material from Radiation Blackbody (Josh & Joel of Defeatist) and Praetura (with Joel of Defeatist) as well as some live shows by those bands.
If you missed D.O.C., make sure and check them out in the new year when they team with Coke Bust, Tenement & Rational Animals at Acheron on 1/4. Coke Bust, D.O.C., Sick Fix and Magrudergrind all feature drummer Chris Moore.
Check out some pictures from their final date below (though none of Backslider, who I missed), below...
By Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: The Immaculates - New York is Mine for the Holiday (MP3)
Holiday themed singles flow like so much piping hot wassail this time of year. Here's a good one: Brooklyn upstarts The Immaculates' original tune "New York is Mine for the Holiday" lays down a soulful groove without going too heavily on the usual aural signifiers (but even they can not resist a sleigh bell). You can download the MP3 at the top of this post or stream it below. The video, which you can watch below, takes the theme literally by re-editing a familiar NYC-set film from the '90s.
The Immaculates (which feature members of French Miami, Boogie Boarder and Sisters) play the Death By Audio Holiday Party this Saturday (12/10) which, confusingly, is happening at the new Secret Project Robot (389 Melrose) which features headliners A Place to Bury Strangers as well as Evi Antonio.
Look for a second Immaculates EP early next year. Meanwhile, click through for the "New York is Mine for the Holidays" video, plus the DBA Holiday Party Flyer and a couple more streaming Immaculates tracks.
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
To avoid any more Portishead overload after posting about both ATP shows and the first night at Hammerstein Ballroom (and the Chicago show), we never put up the pictures from Portishead's 2nd NYC show at Hammerstein (the 10/5 one). But in honor of Portishead tour opener returning to NYC to play Death By Audio TONIGHT (11/1), here they finally are. They continue below...
photos by Andrew St. Clair
John McCauley of Deer Tick made it clear at last night's free BV-presented Brooklyn show that they weren't there to protest with the protesters of Occupy Wall Street. Nothing against Occupy Wall Street, but the band more importantly wanted to to help bring attention to the police brutality that is happening to the protesters at Wall St., because everyone has a right to protest.
Everyone also has the right to rock! And Deer Tick rocked for two hours at Willliamsburg venue Death By Audio, a DIY space that the now-Webster Hall-headlining band last played about three years ago. The all ages capacity crowd started lining up at 8pm, the place filled quickly, and the band (no opener) was on around 9. Without the pressure of playing to a paying audience, Deer Tick had fun and played their hearts out. They debuted many new songs live, played a bunch of covers, and lots of classics too. The sound was excellent and loud.
John McCauley has never been afraid of sharing the mic with guest singers, but the past couple of years have also seen Deer Tick increasingly showcasing the singing abilities of other permanent members of the band as well. Most notably, guitarist Ian O'Neil takes center stage at times, but drummer Dennis Ryan also gets to showcase his voice, like he did on one crowd favorite they tested out for the first time last night, that will appear on the band's new album Divine Providence (out 10/25).
One of the live sort-of-debuts wasn't a Deer Tick song, but one that will appear on an album by yet another supergroup side project. The crowd thought for sure John was talking about Middle Brother when he started to intro the song, but it quickly became apparent that in fact there is now a supergroup #2. Diamond Rugs is its name (Damn I Am On Drugs), and its members include Ian from Black Lips (who also have a Webster Hall show coming up), Hardy from Dead Confederate, Bryan Dufresne from Six Finger Satellite (who was at the show), Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, and John & Robbie from Deer Tick. The Diamond Rugs song they played is a Christmas song, which I called a "sort-of-debut" because it has been played in front of people at least once before (video from the Hamptons below). Stay tuned for more about Diamond Rugs.
To the delight of many who were shouting out requests, Deer Tick played a hard-hitting full band version of "Christ Jesus" and closed the set with the fast and fun Ramones-esque "Let's All Go To the Bar", complete with John McCauley stage dive.
Deer Tick @ Pier 54 in August (more by Amanda Hatfield)
BrooklynVegan is proud to present another free show. But I'll let Deer Tick do the talking:
Deer Tick will be playing a show on Monday, presented by Brooklyn Vegan, with the intention of raising awareness of the unnecessary and unjust police brutality on the part of the NYPD against the 'Occupy Wall Street' peaceful protesters this past weekend... Most specifically, the band would like to draw attention to the group of women who we're assaulted by NYPD officers. While standing peacefully, these women were sprayed with pepper spray and dragged across the ground. The band would like to see the NYPD take responsibility for the unnecessary use of force that took place on Saturday, and requests that deputy inspector Anthony Bologna (aka Tony Bologna) face charges and is immediately dismissed from his position at the NYPD. While Deer Tick is grateful for the great service that the NYPD-- and all police agencies for that matter-- provide in keeping citizens safe, the band is outraged by this instance of unnecessary use of force and power against citizens standing peacefully. Please join the band on Monday, October 3rd in "exercising their first" and letting the NYPD know that this type of behavior is completely unacceptable.The all ages show will take place at Death By Audio in Brooklyn on 10/3. It's a venue Deer Tick hasn't played in a few years, and much smaller than the one they'll play in NYC as part of their fall tour. It's first come, first served, but please help us avoid any complaints by not lining up for the show before 8pm. Flyer below...
In case you're not up to speed on the events of last weekend, this is a good starting point: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgr3DiqWYCI
photos by Suren Karapetyan, words by BBG
Mutilation Rites @ DbA, WITTR backdrop on the wall
"The most exciting music in American black metal today is being made by a collective of musicians who call themselves the Black Twilight Circle, and who combine for a dizzying array of line-ups under names like Arizmenda, Axeman, Kuxan Suum, the Haunting Presence, and Dolorvotre. Based in Los Angeles, the collective takes its inspiration from pre-hispanic cultures and, in solidarity with the Mexica movement, they reject terms like "latino" and "native American," and instead call themselves "Nican Tlaca," a Nahuatl phrase often translated to "we the people here," meant to refer to the indigenous population of the Western Hemisphere.Mysterious black metal crew The Black Twilight Circle will head to the East Coast for a rare set of dates that will (if everything works out) include THREE NYC stops. As you can see in the list of dates below, two are still "TBA", but one is 10/3 at Acheron. The Black Twilight Circle member bands on the Brooklyn bill are Kallathon, Dolorvotre, Kuxan Suum, and Shataan. Mutilation Rites also play that show. Stay tuned for more info on the other dates.
Black Twilight Circle's bloodthirsty music praises ritual sacrifice and the shamanistic exaltation of mind-altering drugs. The collective's vision of black metal combines traditional sounds and outré experiments, with Blue Hummingbird on the Left adding flutes and war drums to their instrumentation; others, like Arizmenda, churning out muscular, twisting 13-minute epics; and groups like Axeman hewing percussive BM anthems inflected with traces of '80s punk like GISM and Amebix. An intensely secretive group, the Circle's music appears in very limited editions, often on cassette; they favor off-the-beaten-path live performances..." [The Phoenix]
The BTC, which is primarily based on the West Coast, recently played a showcase at Chaos in Tejas. Click the link for pics and more about that.
Mutliation Rites played Death By Audio on Wednesday 9/14 as part of a pair of NYC dates for Wolves in The Throne Room & Thou. Pictures from the show are in this post (pictures from The Bell House are HERE). Thou returns in early October.
In related news, Wolves In The Throne Room spent Saturday night (9/17) at Strange Matter in Richmond, with support from Megaton Leviathan (who re-released their demo) and Richmond favorites Bastard Sapling. Richmond show-goers might have noticed that Bastard Sapling had a new item on their merch table, Dragged from our Restless Trance, a new collection of tunes on cassette. Check out "Cold Winds Howled Across The Desolation" from said cassette below, and look for copies of it at Forcefield Records.
That song stream, more pictures from Death By Audio, and the Black Twilight Circle dates are all below.
Death By Audio, who as of this morning were planning on opening tonight, have posted an update: "PERSONAL AND THE PIZZAS HAVE CANCELLED, SHOW IS CANCELLED TONIGHT AND MOST LIKELY SUNDAY AS WELL, IM SORRY, AND MAY GOD CONTINUE TO FUCK THE MTA!"
UPDATE: Sunday as well:
Very sorry to announce that tonights Personal & the Pizzas show, as well as, tomorrows Hand Cream show have been cancelled due to touring acts not being able to enter the city, i wouldve gladly hosted these shows as death by audio wont be heavily effected by the storm, but i respect the touring bands concerns for their safety in the end times. Hopefully see you monday when you all break free of your cocoons and emerge as beautiful butterflies.--
UPDATE:. Saturday and Sunday are now CANCELLED.
Death By Audio in Brooklyn is one of the last remaining venues with a show still scheduled for tonight (and even Sunday). A message on their website reads, "AT THIS POINT WE ARE TRYING TO HAVE OUR SHOWS AS SCHEDULED, IF THAT CHANGES WE WILL POST INFO HERE, AND FUCK THE MTA!" Their schedule for the next three nights looks like this:
.Personal & the Pizzas (Jersey)
.Dino Boys (members of Stalkers & Nightbirds)
.Hand Cream (Montreal)
.Dustin Wong (Baltimore, mem of Ponytail, Ecstatic Sunshine)
.Teen Dreams (Virginia)
.Nelly Kate (Virginia)
by BBG, Tinsel Teeth video by (((unartig)))
Tinsel Teeth at Death By Audio
Tinsel Teeth completed their round of US dates with a show at Death By Audio on July 3rd with Satanized Unstoppable Death Machines, and Xaddax. The show was one of two at Death By Audio that week for Xaddax, who also supported Dysrhythmia and Guzzlemug at the venue on June 29th. Check out video of Xaddax (ex-Dazzling Killmen) from 6/29 as well as the last 10 minutes of Tinsel Teeth below (warning, the latter is NSFW).
Xaddax has a couple of shows coming up including with Future By Now (ex-Dazzling Killmen, Mars Volta), STATS, and Spanyurd at Bruar Falls on 8/18 as well as with Great Falls (ex-Playing Enemy, Kiss It Goodbye), Radiation Blackbody, and Passage Between at Acheron on 8/11. Great Falls will also play Lit Lounge on August 8th with Fashion Week and A Passage Between.
Videos from Death By Audio are below.
photos by Andrew St. Clair
Heavy Cream @ Death By Audio
Heavy Cream played the show at Death By Audio last night (6/22), with a female-heavy lineup that included Elks, Teen Witch, and Hunters. Their tour next brings them to NJ tonight and eventually on the road with the mostly-girl group The Ettes.
More pictures from the Brooklyn show below...
photos by Andrew St. Clair
There was red, yellow, pink, black and even Peelander-Z songs. but June 9th at Death By Audio wasn't a Peelander-Z show. It was a Peewonder-Z show! Though the night was hosted by Peelander-Z. Peewonder-Z is a new all-female trio who covered songs by Peelander (like "Ninja High School" and "Mad Tiger"), though they plan on having original material in the future. The other bands on the bill were TheBlackCherry (featuring Peelander Green and Black and a sax player that also plays with Peelander), and Ken South Rock who were Andrew's highlight of the evening. Peelander-Z members introduced all the bands on the bill to the all ages crowd at the Brooklyn DIY venue.
Peelander-Z's future includes a string of dates as part of the Warped Tour, and a new album they recently recorded in Austin. More pictures from the Peewonder-Z show below...
Thee Oh Sees @ Summerstage in 2010 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Death By Audio lists tonight's show like this:
6.17 -$5- (doors are at 10pm for this show)Well, we may know at least one band on the bill. Thee Oh Sees play Brooklyn Bowl Saturday (6/18) but list "06-17 shhhhhhh...." on their website (thanks Maxim), so it's either them or there are two secret shows. Who do you think the other bands are?
Adventure, CO LA (Matt Papich of Ecstatic Sunshine), and Weekends were supposed to play Death by Audio Friday night, but that show was cancelled. Weekends will instead open for Dom at Brooklyn Bowl.
To add to the mystery, a "Surprise special guest" is also listed on the Saturday Thee Oh Sees Brooklyn Bowl show that Yellow Dogs, and Emil and Friends are also playing. Who's playing that one?
All Thee Oh Sees dates below...
photos by Leia Jospe
JEFF The Brotherhood played their second of two NYC dates at Death By Audio on Saturday (4/2), joined by their Infinity Cat compatriots Heavy Cream and Hell Beach as well as X-Ray Eyeballs and Colleen Green. Pictures from that show are in this post. For Heavy Cream, it was their second time at Death By Audio in around three weeks. The band also teamed with Ty Segall on their way to SXSW in early/mid March. JEFF played Santos a few days before where they shared a bill with an awesome cast including Screaming Females and Ninjasonik.
The Death by Audio show was special for opener Hell Beach who were playing live for the first time, and were playing a record release show. The band welcomed their new LP Welcome to Hell Beach this week via Infinity Cat (Jeff's label). You can listen to two songs below.
More pictures from Death By Audio (though unfortunately none of X-Ray Eyeballs or Colleen Green), and more JEFF dates, also below...