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As mentioned, Moogfest is taking 2013 off and will return in Spring 2014 in Asheville, NC. There will be, however, another festival in Asheville filling its old fall time period this year: Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit which will happen from October 25 - 27. (It's also run by AC Entertainment who were, until recently, the producers of Moogfest.) The initial inaugural line-up has just been announced and it's pretty impressive: Nine Inch Nails AND How to destroy angels_, the newly-reformed Neutral Milk Hotel (their first show back, and an evening that includes opening sets from Daniel Johnston and Half Japanese), Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Animal Collective, Disclosure, Bosnian Rainbows, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Gary Numan, Chromatics, Rustie, Jessie Ware, Zola Jesus & JG Thirlwell, Tricky, Jacques Greene, and The Bug.
Weekend passes to the fest go on sale Thursday, May 2 at noon EDT. Flyer below...
Julia Holter @ Bowery Ballroom, 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Sparks @ Coachella 2013 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Disappears @ Chicago's Lincoln Hall, April 2012 (more by Zach Pollack)
today in NYC
* Repo Man @ Videology
* Regional De NY @ Barbes
* Karina Colis Trio @ Barbes
* Paul Williams @ Cafe Carlyle
* Maceo Parker @ Blue Note
* Sparks @ Highline Ballroom
* Slavic Soul Party @ Joe's Pub
* Quadron @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Furthur @ The Capitol Theatre
* John Grant @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Biz Markie (DJ) @ Brooklyn Bowl
* LadyHawke (DJ), Alex English @ WIP
* Turquoise Jeep, Kosha Dillz @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Steve Coleman and Five Elements @ The Stone
* Frank LoCrasto, Lapland, El Sportivo @ Littlefield
* North America, Bird Call, IJI, Daytona @ Big Snow
* Pre War, Plates of Cake, Dead Stars @ Union Pool
* Little Sur, Steady Sun, The Wives @ Shea Stadium
* Team Spirirt, Cool Serbia, Lurve @ 59 Canal Street
* Twin Tigers, Honduras, The Teen Age @ Glasslands
* Soda Shop, Make Good, The Dirty Hate @ Cake Shop
* Kaki King (solo set and with full band) @ Mercury Lounge
* OOFJ, Silent Drape Runners, Maya Vik @ Public Assembly
* Sepalcure, Jimmy Edgar, Dave Q, Nooka Jones @ Output
* Disappears, Man Forever, Violent Bullshit @ Knitting Factory
* Just Surrender, Man On Earth, Bryan Keith @ Bowery Electric
* Lovely Little Girls, Child Abuse, Cellular Chaos @ Death By Audio
* Death Threat, Incendiary, Go Deep, Old Wounds @ The Acheron
* A Is For Atom, Fancy Trash, Clara Kennedy @ Pete's Candy Store
* Ice Choir, Eraas, Heavenly Beat, Tempers, Horoscope @ 285 Kent
* Matt Pryor (of The Get Up Kids), James Dewees, Joe Michelini @ Maxwell's
* Papertwin, Camp Ground, Kodacrome, Kiss Slash, Crooked Smile @ Cameo Gallery
* Dough Rollers, Diamond Doves, Dirty Fences, The Love Ways, No Shields @ Pianos
* Secret Cove, Thick As Thieves, Isaac & Michael, Don't Upset The Bear @ Paper Box
* Babe The Blue Ox, Ida, VPN, Morning Glories, M Shanghai String Band @ The Bell House
* Crossing Brooklyn Ferry w/ The Roots, Parquet Courts, Champagne Jerry, Clare & The Reasons, Higgins Waterproof, Black Magic Band, Julia Holter, Olga Bell, Sarah Neufeld, This Is The Kit, Timo Andres @ BAM
There's also Chicago's motorik punks Disappears whose new line-up (Steve Shelley's not drumming anymore) makes its NYC debut tonight at Knitting Factory. You can stream their new KONE EP below. Violent Bullshit and Kid Millions' Man Forever project open, making for a great line-up. Tickets are still available.
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Mount Kimbie made a video for their excellent single, "Made To Stray," which will appear on their new album, Cold Spring Fault Less Youth. Check it out below. Their tour with Holy Other hits NYC in May.
Another UK electronic duo, Disclosure, also have a new video. Theirs is for the song "You & Me," which appears on their upcoming debut album, Settle. Disclosure also just announced a big Central Park Summerstage show with TNGHT. Check out the new video below.
by Andrew Sacher
Disclosure at MHOW last month (more by Jason Bergman)
Yesterday (4/22), Summerstage announced its 2013 season. But one of the shows that was not on that announcement and was just revealed today is a co-headlining double bill by dance duos Disclosure and TNGHT at Central Park Summerstage on August 6 with support from Julio Bashmore. The show starts at 6 PM so the only downside of this is that it might not be dark yet during Disclosure or TNGHT's set depending on which one goes first. But that aside, this is going to be one of wildest Summerstage shows of the summer. Tickets go on sale Friday (4/26) at noon. The show happens right after Disclosure plays Lollapalooza. TNGHT doesn't play that festival, but they do play a different Chicago festival in July, Pitchfork.
Disclosure recently announced that their debut album, Settle, will be out June 3 via PMR. It features previously released singles, "White Noise" (feat. AlunaGeorge) and "Latch" (feat. Sam Smith), in addition to the just-released track, "You & Me" (feat. Eliza Doolittle). If you didn't hear that one yet, it's just as awesome as their previous tracks and ups the excitement even more for that album to drop. Check it out below.
TNGHT also slightly less recently revealed a new track in support of their tour which just hit Coachella twice and NYC once. The track is called "Acrylics" and it's even more of a banger than anything on last year's self titled EP. Stream that one below as well.
All dates for both Disclosure and TNGHT are listed, along with both song streams, below...
by Bill Pearis
As mentioned, Disclosure will release their debut album, Settle, on June 3. The first single, "You & Me," featuring vocals from Eliza Doolittle just hit the internet and should put a little spring into your weekend. Stream it below.
by Andrew Sacher
UK duo Disclosure have quickly become one of the most exciting new groups around. They're fresh off an excellent Coachella performance (Jessie Ware included), and also recently made great impressions on NYC and at SXSW. And they've just finally made the announcement we've been waiting for all year: their debut album will be out on June 3. It's called Settle and is being released via PMR Records. They haven't released the tracklist yet but we do know that a new single, "You & Me" with vocals from Eliza Doolittle, will be out on April 28. That's the album artwork above.
We're also assuming (and hoping) that their recent single with AlunaGeorge, "White Noise," will be on there too. Stream that one, along with a video of Disclosure bringing out Jessie Ware at Coachella, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Disclosure w/ Jessie Ware at Coachella 2013 (via John Fransella)
We recently mentioned that Baauer dropped his remix of a currently unreleased Disclosure and Jessie Ware track during his set at Coachella 2013, and in related but even more exciting news, later on when Disclosure played, they brought out Jessie Ware to sing lead on their remix of her song, "Running." It's as awesome as you'd expect it to be. Check out a video of the on-stage collaboration, along with videos of "White Noise," "Boiling," "Tenderly," and a new song from their Coachella set, below.
Baauer at Coachella 2013 (via Justin Henderson)
"You wanna hear some brand new shit? I don't think I'm supposed to play this," Baauer said at his Coachella 2013 set yesterday (4/13) before dropping his remix of Disclosure and Jessie Ware's currently-unreleased track, "Please Don't Let Go," which Disclosure have been playing live. Listen to a rip of that track from Baauer's set below. And just for fun, it's followed by a video of him dropping "Harlem Shake." For more fun, check out this fake Baauer Coachella setlist.
In case you haven't been keeping up with our Coachella coverage, pictures of Day 1 are HERE and HERE, pictures of Day 2 are HERE, and pictures of Day 3 are HERE.. The festival is also now streaming live.
Stream and video below...
Lollapalooza 2012 (more by James Richards IV)
After it was already confirmed that Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, The Postal Service, The National, The Killers, and Mumford and Sons were playing Lollapalooza 2013, a pretty promising leak came which appeared to potentially reveal the rest of the lineup, and it turns out that leak was real.
In addition to the previously mentioned artists, Lollapalooza will include Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Kendrick Lamar, Grizzly Bear, The Cure, New Order, Baroness, Beach House, Cat Power, Death Grips, Jessie Ware, Father John Misty, DIIV, Wavves, Alt-J, Hot Chip, Disclosure, Baauer, Palma Violets, Angel Haze, Band of Horses, Crystal Castles and many others.
Lollapalooza goes down in Chicago from August 2 - 4 in Grant Park. Single day passes go on sale Wednesday (4/3) at 10 AM.
Full day-by-day lineup below...
photos by PSquared Photography
Disclosure at Bowery Ballroom - 3/21/13
After UK duo Disclosure took over Music Hall of Williamsburg last week, they brought their excellent live show to Bowery Ballroom the next night (3/21). Like at MHOW, it was sold out and totally packed with people dancing to the duo's set, which incorporates live instrumentation and an elaborate light show.
More pictures (including opener ARNOLD) and a video of them playing "White Noise" at Bowery Ballroom below...
photos by Jason Bergman, words by Andrew Sacher
"just saw disclosure. i feel like i just had the most passionate sex with everyone at the williamsburg hall of music." - @Jamm_Jaamm
UK duo Disclosure, who made a great impression at SXSW and then hit Ultra Music Festival afterwards, made their way to NYC to play Music Hall of Williamsburg last night (3/20), their first of two NYC shows this week. They played a lot of new material off of their upcoming debut album, like "Let Go," "Stimulation," and "Voices," which you can watch videos of from last night's show below (via Normal). The new stuff sounds great and when this album finally drops, it's looking like it's going to be one of the most exciting debuts of the year. Plus, they played a bunch of their already-released favorites like "White Noise," "Boiling," and their remix of Jessie Ware's "Running," among others.
Disclosure do it again at Bowery Ballroom tonight (3/21), which is a sold out show. More pictures, videos, and the setlist from last night below...
by Andrew Sacher
Disclosure at Pitchfork SXSW Showcase (via BrooklynVegan Instagram)
UK duo Disclosure caught our ears with some great releases last year, including The Face EP, and kept things going this year with their excellent single, "White Noise," which features AlunaGeorge. I went to catch them at the official Pitchfork SXSW showcase at 1100 Warehouse last night (3/14), and as with many of these post-dubstep artists, and especially those who rely on guest vocalists that don't perform live with them, it's hard not to wonder how much of a "show" it will really be. So I was taken pretty off guard when Disclosure opened their set with a song that they sang on. They didn't sing any others after that (relying on samples and recorded versions of their guest singers) but the show continued to be something you could "watch" as well as a huge dance party.
They use a fair amount of live percussion which keeps things interesting too, and when they played songs like "White Noise" and "What's In Your Head" the crowd was going wild. When I first wrote about Disclosure, I mentioned that I didn't foresee them headlining a place like Terminal 5 any time soon (which their friend SBTRKT did), but after seeing what their live show is capable of last night, I'm pretty sure I was way wrong.
Disclosure don't play T5 just yet, but they will be in NYC for two shows next week at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Wednesday (3/20) and Bowery Ballroom on Thursday (3/21). Both of those shows are sold out.
Stream "White Noise" below...
Osheaga Festival is returning to Montreal's Parc Jean-Drapeau from August 2-4. This year's lineup includes The Cure, Mumford and Sons, Phoenix, New Order, Vampire Weekend, Kendrick Lamar, Hot Chip, Alt-J, Beach House, Explosions in the Sky, Big Boi, Baauer, Father John Misty, Disclosure, Frightened Rabbit, Angel Haze, Jessie Ware, DIIV, Guards, and many more.
3-Day passes go on sale Friday (3/15) at noon. There are still over 20 artists TBA, but you can browse the complete initial lineup below...
Tamaryn @ Emo's in Austin, April 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Matthew Dear at Knitting Factory in 2011 (more by Winnie Cheung)
* SKYE @ Joe's Pub
* Que Vloe Ve @ Barbes
* Corb Lund @ Joe's Pub
* Phony Ppl @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Questlove @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Ex-Cops @ McKittrick Hotel
* Ikebe Shakedown @ Barbes
* John Hodgman @ Union Hall
* Waka Flocka Flame @ B.B. King's
* Black Francis (of Pixies) @ Maxwell's
* Tim Noyes, Leagues @ Mercury Lounge
* The Liza Colby Sound @ Mercury Lounge
* Janeane Garofalo @ Eastville Comedy Club
* EULA, Grooms, The Flag @ Death By Audio
* Dopapod, Kung Fu, Fikus @ Highline Ballroom
* Violent Bullshit, Gang, Gazillion @ Grand Victory
* Gypsy & the Cat, Arum Rae @ The Slipper Room
* The Juan Maclean, Sumsun @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Alejandro Escovedo, David Hidalgo @ City Winery
* XXYXX, Groundislava, Fantasy Thrilla @ 285 Kent
* The Live Ones, Hard Nips, Mustafina @ Saint Vitus
* Ludacris, Neon Tress, Timeflies, Questlove @ Stage 48
* Miracles of Modern Science, Miniboone @ Webster Hall
* Matthew Dear, Chairlift, The Rapture (DJ Set) @ Capitale
* Tippy Toes, KOORTWAH, Diet Butchers @ Cameo Gallery
* Big Muff, Living Serious, Huge Pupils, Heeney @ Big Snow
* Tamaryn, Milagres, Azar Swan @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Diamond Terrifier, Snaykhunt, Raft, David First @ Silent Barn
* Harriet Tubman Special Middle Passage Squad @ The Stone
* Shy Hunters, Companion, Neighbors, Gold Lake @ Glasslands
* Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale, Max Gomez @ Bowery Ballroom
* Ali Shaheed Muhammad presents That's My Ish @ Paper Box
* Daytona, Slonk Donkerson, The Vandelles, Hippy @ Shea Stadium
* Jesse Harris, Julian Lage, Anthony Wilson @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Brass Knuckle Evangelists, Brothers, Street Smells @ Bowery Electric
* Shake The Baron, I Am Light Year, Gondola, Chamber Band @ Pianos
* Happy People, House of Fools, Momma Holler, Robbers @ Union Pool
* Say She Ms. Blat, Tigerwood, Wild Pete Macy (of Earlyman) @ Fontana's
* "Here's the Story" w/ Dave Hill, Danny Leary, Dana Rossi, and Eli Reiter @ 2A
* Tom Shillue's Funny Story w/ Mara Wilson, DC Benny, Jonathan Schnapp, Jason Fried @ Brooklyn Brewery
* Tibet House benefit w/ Phillip Glass, Jim James, Rahzel, Patti Smith, tUnE-YaRds, Ariel Pink @ Carnegie Hall
New Williamsburg honky tonk style Country-and-Western bar Skinny Dennis opens tonight in the old Barberry / Zipi Zape space (corner of Berry & Metropolitan) with live music from Jason Loughlin Trio, and Austin McCutchen with the Velvet Bonebreakers and a two-hour open bar. Free, 8 PM.
Also in Williamsburg tonight at Cameo is Tippy Toes, the live electro/house band that features a number of DFA musicians. Reggie Watts has been known to perform with them in the past. Usually a good time. Tickets are still available.
Like funny stories? You can see Mara Wilson of Mrs. Doubtfire fame, plus DC Benny, Jonathan Schnapp and more at "Tom Shillue's Funny Story" at Brooklyn Brewery; or Dave Hill, Dana Rossi and more anecdoting it up at "Here's the Story" at East Village's 2A.
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Blanche Blanche Blanche just revealed another manic cut from their upcoming album, Wooden Ball, "TED Talks," which you can watch the video for below.
Says the PR
On the heels of a highly successful, critically acclaimed sold-out 2012 festival, the Sasquatch! Music Festival unveils its 2013 lineup, which once again features 4 days of music. The festival, hailed as "a model of well-paced programming...in a four-day schedule as efficient and natural feeling as an expertly built algorithm" by NPR Music while Wired notes, "leave the landscape out of it and Sasquatch! has a lineup to kill for," runs May 24-27 (Memorial Day Weekend) at TheWoot. 2013 Lineup below...
Gorge, the internationally acclaimed concert venue carved in the basalt cliffs high above the Columbia River Gorge in Quincy, WA.
Primavera Sound have announced their 2013 lineup, set to go down on May 22-26 in Barcelona, Spain. The announcement came via an animated video and artists performing include Phoenix, The Postal Service, Blur, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, My Bloody Valentine, Tame Impala, Wu-Tang Clan, Dead Can Dance, Grizzly Bear, The Knife, and loads more. Current lineup is below along with the flyer and video...
by Andrew Sacher
Two of the most exciting UK duos right now, Disclosure and AlunaGeorge have teamed up and graced us with a collaborative single, "White Noise," which will be released on March 24 via PMR. Not to make too many song title puns, but "white noise" is about the farthest thing from what this track is. Disclosure are quickly proving themselves as some of the best new beatmakers out there and Aluna Francis is one of the most interesting new singers in contemporary R&B, so needless to say this track lives up.
No US dates for AlunaGeorge yet, but we can expect their debut full length, Body Music to be out this June.
Stream "White Noise" below...
UK bass duo Disclosure, last here in October, will be back in March -- not for SXSW but the 2013 Ultra Music Festival in Miami which takes place over two weekends (3/15 - 17 and 3/22 - 24). The festival also features appearances from Tiësto, David Guetta, Armin van Buuren and Avicii, Hot Chip, Crystal Castles, Calvin Harris, Carl Cox, Fatboy Slim, and more. Disclosure is only playing the first weekend. Full "Phase 1" line-up is below, with more to be announced later.
While in North America, the duo will also make time for two shows in NYC: March 20 at Music Hall of Williamsburg and March 21 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets to both shows go on sale Friday (1/18) at noon.
Disclosure are currently experiencing success in their home country as single "Latch" is sitting in the UK Top 20. You can stream it below.
by Bill Pearis
Doldrums @ MHOW, September 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Airick Woodhead has come a long in the last 12 months with Doldrums, having started as a one-man elecronics project and quickly expanding it into an actual band that gained more form as the months went on. By the time CMJ rolled around, Doldrums was a fully realized endeavor on stage and one of the more entertaining sets I saw that week. As mentioned before, Doldrums' debut album, Lesser Evil, will be out February 26 on Montreal label Arbutus Records. It's a terrific record that I think is gonna turn a lot of heads. You may remember that Grimes jumped the gun and named it her favorite album of this year. You can check out the video for Lesser Evil's "She is the Wave," below and stream "Egypt," the first official single from the album, as well which is available in EP form right now.
Meanwhile, we got Airick to give us his Top 10 of 2012. He prefaces his list with this:
Driving alone at night is the best time to listen to music. Me and my car, Sheeba, have been through alot, and here are the records that have soundtracked our year; some good stuff coming out of the neighbourhood and from across the pond. Of course, i should be giving a honorable mention to my FAVORITE driving records of all time : Robyn, Sean Nicholas Savage, Elvis Presley, Yo! Majesty, Nancy Sinatra - but just for the sake of this being a year end list lets go with the new shit.Will he give props back to Grimes? Or perhaps his brother Daniel's band Moon King? Check out his list below, along with the "She is the Wave" video.
Jeff of Passion Pit in Austin in September (more by Tim Griffin)
Passion Pit do a great job of combining pop songwriting and forward-thinking electronic music trends, so when we reached out to their members for a list of their favorite albums of the year, it makes sense that the list has a pretty even split of both of things. The list comes from bassist Jeff Apruzzese and includes the knob-turning greatness of Todd Terje, Disclosure, TNGHT, Scuba, and more, combined with the pop sensibilities of Alt-J, Tame Impala, Alabama Shakes, and more. You can check out Jeff's whole list below.
A list of all Passion Pit dates and Jeff's 2012 Top 10 are below.
photos by Diana Wong
Orbital / Disclosure / Thomas Dolby @ Moogfest, 10/27/2012
Day two of Moogfest 2012 (10/27) in Asheville, NC was another full roster of events, musical performances and really cool analog synths. New Wave artist-turned-ringtone pioneer Thomas Dolby recieved the 2012 Moog Innovation Award after which he performed as well. Other performers from the night included techno legends Carl Craig and UK duo Orbital (who had the most infectiously excitable crowd), new talent Disclosure (who just played NYC and sent some of the Moogfest crowd into hysterics) and Magnetic Fields. There was also a presentation on the Moog Google Doodle and more.
Disclosure @ Glasslands - 10/24/2012 (photo via Jess)
As we warned you back in July (and yesterday when tickets went back on sale), UK bass duo Disclosure are visiting North America for the first time this week, starting with a sold out dance show at Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn last night (10/24), and continuing this evening at a sold out Mercury Lounge. How was the first show? The tour continues to Canada before stopping at Moogfest and then Chicago, etc. All dates are re-listed below.
The U.S. shows come just as two remixes for their single "Latch", featuring vocals by Sam Smith, were released to iTunes via their new label PMR Records (Jessie Ware, Two Inch Punch, Julio Bashmore). One of those remixes, by T. Williams, can be streamed along with the original below...
Babs at Barclays, 10/11/2012 (via @cpcayaba)
Barbara Streisand played her first of two, and first-ever Brooklyn show at the Barclays Center last night. Those in attendance missed the live Vice President debate, but still got a taste of politics at the show:
"I love Big Bird and I hope no one tells Romney how to get to Sesame Street ... or to Pennsylvania Avenue," cracked Streisand, according to the Huffington Post.Babs plays the new venue, that only Jay-Z played before her, again Saturday night.
Streisand also said of Romney: "He's a good actor. [He's] a chameleon. It's great."
Meanwhile: "Barclays Center VIP Lounge Issued Health Violation For Lack Of Toilet Paper."
The Revelation Records 25th Anniversary celebration is happening this weekend in NYC. Check out photos of Night One (Texas in the Reason, Underdog, Gameface and more) here, and pics Texas's MHOW show here, and Chain of Strength's Acheron show here.
Don Caballero are releasing a live LP, titled Gang Banged With A Headache, And Live, on November 27 via Joyful Noise.
Dillinger Escape Plan frontman Greg Puciato says, "Nobody's doing us a favor by buying our shirt after they took our album."
We've got a couple Smiths/Moz superfans on staff (Tim Griffin in our Austin office; Bill here in NYC) but both pale to the adoration Dave Hill has for Morrissey. Read his account of this week's Radio City show.
Conspiracy theory time: Gawker asks, "Did Nirvana fan Paul Ryan steal his 'Bean' anecdote from Kurt Cobain?"
And while on the same theme: Friday Night Lights television series creator Peter Berg wants Mitt Romney to stop using its "Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose" slogan. But FNL author Buzz Bissinger takes the other side.
More stuff below...
Moogfest 2011 (more by Diana Wong)
Moogfest, which is becoming one of the most intriguing US music festivals, is returning to Asheville, NC this year on October 26 and 27. Like in past years, the festival includes some legends like Thomas Dolby and GZA performing Liquid Swords (like he is in NYC and other cities), some of our favorite newcomers like Julia Holter, Trust, and Disclosure, electronic heavy hitters like Orbital, Four Tet, Squarepusher, Richie Hawtin, Mouse on Mars, and Prefuse 73 with Teebs, in addition to a diverse list of other artists like Killer Mike, El-P, The Magnetic Fields, Explosions in the Sky, Primus, Santigold, Divine Fits, Actress, Pantha Du Prince, Bear in Heaven, and more. Tickets for this year's fest go on sale Friday (8/10) at noon. The initial lineup is listed below.
Orbital, who released their new album, Wonky, this year, which featured a track with Zola Jesus, have a few other North American dates this year (still none in NYC though).
For Divine Fits, the new band featuring Britt Daniel (Spoon), Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs), and Sam Brown (New Bomb Turks), who recently made their live debut in Austin, Moogfest is one of the few shows they've got scheduled this year, including the Chicago show they played last night (8/5) and an upcoming NYC show.
Moogfest 2012 lineup is listed below.
by Andrew Sacher
UK bass duo Disclosure (aka brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence) released their debut EP, The Face, earlier this year via Greco-Roman. It's four tracks long, two of which have guest lead singers -- Sinhead Harnett on "Boiling" and Ria Ritchie on "Control" -- and should be of interest to fans of last year's guest vocalist-filled SBTRKT album, who Disclosure has joined on stage in Nottingham (video below). SBTRKT also featured them in a a mix he made last year. They've also remixed SBTRKT collaborator Jessie Ware's track "Running," (listen below) off her upcoming debut LP and performed it live with her last month in London at Hackney Weekend (but the video has since been removed).
Though the SBTRKT and Jessie Ware comparisons are good reference points for the duo's sound, it's not totally fair to tie them down to it. There's a really familiar feeling to the EP, perhaps due in part to the fact that it was released about a year after this sound really began taking off, but it's not without its own twist. It's certainly got a bit more hop in its step than the vocal-fronted ambient garage of Jamie Woon or James Blake, but it doesn't totally sound like Disclosure will be headlining Terminal 5 any time soon either (where SBTRKT's just-announced tour will hit in October). And though lead vocals tend to make songs like these more memorable, the most distinctive track is "What's In Your Head," which is lead by a sampled voice repeating the song's title and some looping moans. You can stream the entire EP below, and check out the video for "Control." Disclosure also have a FACT mix and a Mixmag DJ lab mix which you can stream below.
Disclosure will be heading out on a North American tour this October, which kicks off with two NYC shows that happen on October 24 at Glasslands and October 25 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for the Glasslands show go on sale Friday (7/27) at 7 AM and tickets for the Mercury Lounge show go on sale Friday (7/27) at noon. Before the North American tour, they'll go on a European run supporting Hot Chip, whose member Joe Goddard remixed Disclosure's track, "Control," and co-owns the Greco-Roman label they're on.
A stream of that remix, a list of all dates, the tour flier, and all other streams and videos are below...