Entries tagged with: Death by Audio
photos by Ryan Muir, words By Black Bubblegum
Cymbals smashed with an Epiphone Crestwood. Airborne pizza slices. That vein in your neck that bulges from screaming. Somersaults. An open microphone for the audience to scream out vocals, gang style. These were all present at Frodus's lone NYC date at Death By Audio on Sunday (May 11th), one of a trio for the band over the weekend.
Did I mention the songs? Vocalist/guitarist Shelby Cinca writhed around on the stage floor, banging out faves like "Lights On For Safety", "The Awesome Machine", and "Explosions" (full setlist below). Jason Hamacher (drums), channeling Dale Crover, seemed more energized than ever as his gloved hands bashed the shit out of the Frodus logo'd drumkit. Jason, you may want to have those drum heads checked out.
The madness continues in June, but without bassist Liam Wilson of Dillinger Escape Plan, as former Decahedron bassist Jake Brown will join them on their previously announced dates in June. Full tour dates are also below.
The slowly fading Die Hard obsessives (thats a guess) Nakatomi Plaza played right before Frodus. They hammered out an energetic set of Dischord influenced post-hardcore/punk which provided a great intro for the similarly influenced Frodus. I spoke with guitarist/vocalist Oscar after his set,and he assured me that the trio would play a few more local shows before they go kaput. Whoop it up at those dates NYC.... Yippee-kai-yay motherfucker!
Himalaya and Limbs opened the affair, though unfortunately I missed both due to a certain triple bill of metallic awesomeness at Music Hall of Williamsburg (more on that later). More Frodus pics and tour dates are below...
photos by Leia Jospe
"new yark again! hung with max from nashy, jamin turned 21, cy got to see avenu A (where the cro-mags are from) got some records and treats, 2nite we are playing with BLACK PUS, brian chippendale of lightning bolt's solo project, cooooool!" [Jeff the Brotherhood's blog]JEFF the Brotherhood played one of their many NYC-area shows this week at Death By Audio last night (4/22). They shared a bill with Black Pus (pictured above, and as they pointed out above), Necking and Tussle (but not Sisters who they played some other shows with). More pictures from the show below...
words and photos by Black Bubblegum
With stokeage levels on high, we are pleased to announce that spazzy post-hardcore badasses Frodus will make their triumphant return to NYC on May 10th at Death By Audio, flanked by Limbs, Himalaya, and a special guest!
The NYC show will be one of a trio that the band has announced for the east coast. They will also hit The Sonar in Baltimore with Sick Weapons, Solar Powered Sun Destroyer, and Caverns on May 8th, and The Barbary on May 9th in Philadelphia! All dates will include Liam of The Dillinger Escape Plan handling bass duties.
Frodus, back together after breaking up in 1999, played a pair of reunion shows in Austin during SXSW in March. I managed to catch both the Slip/Lovitt Party (Jacob's awesome pics are here) with The Van Pelt and the show at Red 7 with Young Widows. More pics from both shows are below...
photos by Lori Baily
AZNightBuzz: You play with the U.S. Girls as well as some other great bands every place you visit. Who are you most excited about seeing?Death By Audio hosted Aids Wolf ,U.S. Girls, Sightings, Fiasco, and Talk Normal on Wednesday night, March 11th. That was before all or most of those bands headed from Brooklyn to Austin for SXSW. More pictures from the NYC show below...
Aids Wolf: Well, we've already played with U.S. Girls, Can't and Sightings, three acts we were most stoked to play with. We are also salivating for Love Tan, Mayor Daley, Puffy Areolas, PRE, Gay Beast, Shearing Pinx, Dead Machines, The Mayyors and Death Sentence: PANDA! We're really pretty excited for all our bills, playing with bands we are friends with and/or fans of is really important to us. Getting to see the bands we like is one of the things that make touring worthwhile.
Who are you listening to on tour?
Aids Wolf: Thee Oh Sees, Ornette Coleman, ZZ Top, Captain Beefheart, some sweet Balinese classical music, Babe Ruth, Ennio Morricone, Walter Wegmuller, U.S. Girl Meghan talking about eating meat and the sounds of Bob Gainey crying.
Aids Wolf (DAVID WALDMAN. KWC)
"We are a cult . ************************ AIDS Wolf are the preeminent Formalist/Unknown Wave quartet, formed in Montreal, 2003. They have released two full-length records on SKiN GRAFT Records and Lovepump United as well as numerous collaborations, splits and seven inches. The membership is Chloe "Deluxxx" Skum on flamejob scream, Yannick "NoNo" Desranleau on Total Downward Thunder, Myles "BOP" Broscoe on Electric Mountain Range and Alex "Kozz" Moskos on Split-Skreen Desert Guitar. The band works and lives in Montreal, where they are presently composing material for concept record on Canadian Prime Ministers and French Military Strategy circa 1759, working on a Throbbing Gristle cover and eating well. **********************"Aids Wolf has left Montreal and are on the road for at least the next month. Currently on tour with Philly's U.S. Girls, the two bands will join Sightings, Fiasco, and Talk Normal for a Todd P/Michelle Panache show at Death By Audio in Brooklyn tonight (3/11), and then will make their way to SXSW where Aids Wolf have a ton of performances scheduled, at least one of which is being being promoted by Todd P. More details, all dates and some videos below...
by Bill Pearis
Alabama's Thomas Function are in town this weekend for a trio of shows as part of trawl down the East Coast. Admission: I think I picked up Thomas Function's debut album, Celebration!, about four times last year thinking it was a LCD Soundsystem record -- singer Joshua Macero, whose mug graces the cover, looks a lot like James Murphy, at least when quickly flipping through CDs. After seeing so many times I finally got around to actually listening to it, and while absolutely nothing like the DFA head (not that I expected it to be), these Alabamians raise quite a ruckus with their spirited, organ-driven garage rock.
There's also come country and bluegrass in there too, as you might expect from a band living that far south but, really, Thomas Function grooves to their own beat. The band have also released a slew of 7" singles, most of which are now out of print or at least hard to find. Maybe they'll have some of them to sell at their shows. They play a free show at Other Music tonight (1/23), Cake Shop on Saturday (1/24) and Mercury Lounge on Sunday (1/25). Full tour dates and video at the bottom of this post.
The most interesting show of the weekend for me is Friday (1/23) at Death By Audio. Headlining are locals Golden Triangle, whose debut EP just came out on Kemado's vinyl-only imprint, Mexican Summer. (You can get it digitally from Emusic, though.) Some songs veer towards Vivian Girls/Fuzzbox/Slits territory, other songs remind me a lot of The Fall, and they cover Redd Kross' "Annette's Got the Hits." That's a one-two-three punch for me. (It's also the second band I've written about here to do a Redd Kross cover, the other being Box Elders.) The six-piece are about to head out on tour with King Khan & the Shrines so the rest of the country will get a chance to check them out too.
Also on the bill: Brazilian band Garotas Suecas, who will be compared to Os Mutantes because it's obvious and easy, but these kids are a little more straight up fun garage rock a la Mando Diao or The Fleshtones. I like what I've heard and it's the only NYC performance they have left (they also played Vassar last night). Plus, the lovely, downcast electric folk of NYC's Tall Firs; and hushed trio Metal Mountains that features Helen Rush, Samara Lubelski and Pat Gubler, all of whom spent time in Tower Recordings. So the night starts quiet and gets progressively louder and crazier.
I'd also like to (also) recommend the Valerie Collective show at Webster Hall tonight (1/23). Collective is a key term here. Many of the groups playing share members and the difference between Anoraak and College (my two favorites of the night), sonically, is minimal (one sings more than the other) but it's such a cool sound. It's big, lush, and retro, unabashedly '80s, and done to perfection. I have no idea if the groups will really translate to the live setting but if you're dancing you probably won't notice if they don't. Steve Moore's Lovelock is also on the bill.
The Week That Was
Lastly, SXSW will be upon us any minute and even if you aren't heading to Austin, New Yorkers are able to experience a little of the excitement as bands from the UK and Europe often make a pitstop here on their way to or from the festival. We already mentioned that Swedish rockers The Soundtrack of Our Lives are playing both Bowery and Music Hall of Williamsburg (tickets are on-sale today, 1/23) which I wholeheartedly recommend you check out, but I'm even more excited to see that The Week That Was are playing Mercury Lounge on March 9.
TWTW are one of the two splinter groups created when Sunderland, UK's Field Music decided to retire that moniker but still basically make music together. David Brewis released a phonetics-obsessed solo project under the name School of Language (which toured here last March). His brother Peter created The Week That Was, a concept album equally obsessed with (lyrically) The Media and (sonically) the Big '80s production style of Kate Bush and Trevor Horn. It's a brilliant album that made my Top Five of 2008. Both David Brewis and Field Music keyboardist Andrew Moore, plus about five others on percussion and strings. I'm not sure how many members strong they'll be at Mercury Lounge, but if they even come close to replicating the album's wall-of-sound, it will be worth attending. Tickets are on-sale today since Noon.
All tour dates, videos and flyers after the jump....
Self described as "soulful jazzy motherfunkas & a motherfunkette" from São Paulo, Brazil, the band Garotas Suecas are currently visiting our country. You can catch them tonight, Saturday January 17th, at Glasslands Gallery (New York Night Train party), and then again this Friday January 23rd at Death By Audio with Golden Triangle, Tall Firs, and Metal Mountains. GS also play The Bugjar in Rochester, and then Vassar College this upcoming week before returning to Brazil. You may have also recently caught them at Cake Shop and/or Zebulon.
Friday's flyer, a video and all dates below...
photos by Chris Becker
Dirty on Purpose @ Mercury Lounge in NYC - Dec 31, 2008
Dirty on Purpose said their final goodbyes at Mercury Lounge in NYC on New Years Eve. As announced less than a month earlier, they're "going the way of the dodo", but "reserve the right to change our minds and get back together in six months". Regardless, as they also pointed out, there are pleny of
side other projects to keep them busy and us entertained.
Joe and the Flying Spoons (Joe's band) and Purse Snatchers (Doug's band) have a show scheduled this Sunday (1/4) at Cake Shop with Uninhabitable Mansions. As we've also pointed out before, Uninhabitable Mansions includes CYHSY's Robbie and Tyler, and Au Revoir Simone's Annie Hart who is also in Purse Snatchers.
Au Revoir Simone's Erika Forster used to be in Dirty on Purpose. As you can see from the picture above, they brought her back to join them for their final show at Mercury Lounge that A Place to Bury Strangers headlined (and helped ring in 2009) (Mr. Brownstone played the late-late show in the same club later the same night).
Purse Snatchers also have a show coming at Cake Shop (again) on February 26th with Coin Under Tongue who are also playing Death By Audio on February 28th with Sisters. Death by Audio is the warehouse space in the same Brooklyn building that houses Death By Audio the effects pedal company which is owned by Oliver Ackermann whose band is A Place to Bury Strangers and who
oversees is associated with the new Death By Audio label (where all the bands do everything for themselves according to the below comment). The two bands currently signed to the Death by Audio label are Sisters and Coin Under Tongue. George from Dirty on Purpose is in Coin Under Tongue.
More pictures from New Years Eve below...
DOWNLOAD: Skeletons - The Things (MP3)
"With a sound that truly verges on unclassifiable, Brooklyn-based freak-niks Skeletons are an anomaly even at the venerable Tomlab label, which stables an entire herd of experimental artists. For a group to stand out as uniquely off center amid labelmates such as Xiu Xiu and Deerhoof is rather remarkable.The band formerly known as Skeletons and the Girl Faced Boys are playing a show with Extra Life, John Dwyer & Sam Hillmer (mems ohsees, Zs), and John Fell Ryan of Excepter tonight/Friday (1/2) at Death By Audio. The show was moved from its original location of Le Poisson Rouge. Skeletons will also take part in the "Shinkoyo Circus" happening at Roulette from Jan 27 to Jan 29, and in BAM's 'Sounds like Brooklyn' fest with a show at Zebulon on February 12th. Download an MP3 above. Listen to more songs at MySpace. All dates below...
Fronted by singer/multi-instrumentalist Matt Mehlan, the fifth full-length album ["Money"] under the Skeleton's banner (third for the full group) features dispirate, seemingly incohesive musical undertones that are tenuously held together by Mehlan's R&B/pop croons. Fretboard noodling, sputtering drums and a menacing bass undercurrent comprise a confounding blend on "The THINGS," which segues unknowingly into "RIPPER a.ka. The Pillows," the latter sounding like Perry Farrell fronting John Zorn's avant-jazz band Naked City. [Lost at Sea]
New Years Eve at Death By Audio is all regular bands playing as tribute bands for one night only. The Deep & Holy Sea will be The Replacements, Asa Ransom are The Clash, Necking will be Black Flag, Love or Perish are the Misfits, Liturgy are Black Sabbath, So So Glos are playing as a mystery band, AND a mystery band are playing as Weezer. E4e1 drops the hint that the mystery band is "Shakespearean". Titus Andronicus will already be in the neighborhood. The cover is just $2.00.
photos by Lori Baily
Fiasco @ DBA (by Leia Jospe)
Fiasco @ DBA (by Lori Baily)
Hey guys!Leia and Lori both took their advice. More pictures from the show and more NY show dates, below...
We're super excited to announce to you our record release show, this Sunday (October 12) at Death By Audio!
We're celebrating the release of our new LP called "Native Canadians" coming out on IMPOSE Records! It's going to be packaged in a special LP + CD package and will be on sale for the first time ever at the show! Our buddies in Turbosleaze, Aa, and Cutter agreed to play with us and help celebrate!
Death By Audio is located at 49 South 2nd Street (between Wythe and Kent Avenues) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. You can take the L train to Bedford Ave, the J to Marcy Ave, or the G to Metropolitan Ave. It starts at 8pm, and is $8 and all-ages!
Come out and celebrate with us!
photos by Chris La Putt
Friday July 18th -8PM- @ DEATH BY AUDIOKnyfe Hyts and Ninjasonik also shared a bill Saturday @ The Yard. I already posted the Knyfe Hyts pics. The rest of the Ninjasonik ones, below....
|| THE PSYCHOTHRILLER CHAMPAGNE PARTY
|||| KNYFE HYTS
|||||| RED DAWN 2
||||||||||| RAY CONTOUR
FREE champagne & High Life served all night!!!!!!!!
[ DEATH BY AUDIO ]
"Death by Audio is a collective of friends centered around the guitar pedal factory/independent rock venue by the same name in Brooklyn, NY. With so much music surrounding this DIY network, the founders of the Death By Audio camp have decided to take it a step further and create their own imprint.In related news, A Place To Bury Strangers are busy playing shows....
There are two bands currently in the DBA stable: Coin Under Tongue & Sisters."
APTBS @ Death By Audio, Brooklyn, NY - Jan 16, 2008 (Ryan Dombal)
Muggabears and A Place to Bury Strangers played Death By Audio last night. The APTBS set was taped for a vinyl release. Tickets go on sale Friday for an APTBS/Holy Fuck show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 22nd. HF also just played Le Royale, and are playing Maxwell's and Music Hall with Super Furry Animals this month. All dates below...
DOWNLOAD: Pterodactyl - Esses (MP3)
Klaus Kinski caught the Bowery show.....
Trail of Dead @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC - Nov 23, 2007 (CRED)
Having hosted Thanksgiving at my apartment for my parents and my brother and, the following day, gone to Macy's to see how awful black friday really is, my frazzled soul was very much ready to get very drunk and see Trail of the Dead at the Bowery Ballroom. Opener Pterodactyl were not pterrible, but watching them play I couldn't seem to get into them. Yet after the show was over, I kept replaying their set back in my mind and now I can't seem to stop listening to the tunes they have available at their myspace. Go figure.
Next up was Marnie Stern who completely disappointed me. She's up for two Plug Awards this year (Best Female Artist of the Year and Best Punk Record of the Year). The whole experience came across as pretty unrehearsed and sloppy (even though it is claimed by Marnie that she practices 3-hours a day). As a result, her reputation as a guitar virtuoso baffles me, as do the Plug nominations. The crowd seemed to dig it though, and the more I search the internet, the more I realize I am very much in the minority with the impression the band left me with.
At 11:30 Trail of Dead came on and reinforced what I thought when I saw them back in October at the Highline. The crowd this time was WAY more into it than when they played Highline. There was tons of sweaty folks, pushing, shoving, tossing their cups about, and really getting into the thunder being delivered from the stage. The room wasn't full at all which meant there were plenty of areas to avoid the mayhem and enjoy the show in relative safety. Regardless of what the haters say, Trail of Dead still kick ass. -Klaus
Old Time Relijun @ Silent Barn, NYC - Oct 31, 2007 (CRED)
Hello friends, lovers, enemies of the Silent Barn,Also, Todd P is taking a break...
SILENT BARN needs your help!
As some of you may know, Silent Barn is an all ages performance / art / work / living space in beautiful Ridgewood, Queens. We've had a good run so far, hosting shows and events for a wide variety of groups, having extreme fun the whole time, and we'd like to continue that onward and into the unforeseeable future. But here's the catch: we just found out that we lost our appeal of a suit with ConEd, and are receiving notices daily that we owe them back power bills for the power used by the previous residents of the space, to the tune of almost $7,000 with interest. OUCH. We are reaching out to our community for help and ideas, because if we don't come up with the money soon, ConEd will send some sort of federal official to shut off the power, effectively ending Silent Barn for good.
So, we are writing to you, dear friends, to ask for help. Have you played here before? Would you want to do it again as a benefit for the house? Have you been here before? Keep on coming! Do you have high powered rich friends who give out handouts to those in need? We want friends like that! And so on, and so forth.
Spaces like the Silent Barn are ultimately a community effort, and while this problem isn't exactly uncommon, it is still very real. We do our best to host and promote events of the highest caliber, and hopefully we as a community can keep it going. Please get in touch if you have ANY ideas that will help us work this whole mess out. We are down to do almost ANYTHING to keep the space healthy and alive, especially in these cold winter months.
Thank you forever.
xo Silent Barn
ps: if anyone has a cat that needs a home, we'd love to replace our dear departed Noodles, who has moved on to better times (in a cleaner apartment).
so I'm takin it a little easy for the next few months - you won't see a lot of shows from me while I take a substantial break & work on some other projects for awhile.Thursday, November 29th @ DEATH BY AUDIO
I'll still be around to tell you guys about great shows here & there though! [Todd P]
:: Ex Models
:::: the Deathset
:::::: Marnie Stern
:::::::: Teeth Mountain
[ DEATH BY AUDIO ]
49 S 2nd St btwn Wythe & Kent | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
L to Bedford, JM to Marcy, G to Metropolitan | 8pm | $8 | ALL AGES
-- MYSPACE --> http://myspace.com/deathbyaudioshows
DOWNLOAD: Dan Deacon - The Crystal Cat (MP3)
Further confirmation that Summer has started - the first free show at McCarren Pool in Williamsburg happens this Sunday (June 24) with Superchunk, Oakley Hall and +/-. Then just two weeks after that comes the one with The Octopus Project, Erase Errata, and Dan Deacon. That same night Dan is then playing a 2nd show in Brooklyn - @ Death By Audio - a venue located on 49 South 2nd - with OCDJ who is also DJing at McCarren Pool that day AND who is playing Citysol after Les Savy Fav.
Then Dan is coming back to NYC again in September - that time with Girl Talk, and that time at Webster Hall, and that time on a super-power-hip-tag-team tour, that, like Pitchfork said, is crazy-something like the pairing of Arcade Fire & LCD Soundsystem (except really Arcade Fire & LCD Soundsystem is kind of a little bit better because they don't just hit buttons and jump around - NOT THAT THERE'S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THAT - not to mention they'll be doing all that button pushing at Webster Hall - WHICH COULD BE OK - I mean both tours will be good in their own way I think...).
All tour dates below....