Entries tagged with: Dog Bite
by Bill Pearis
Orchestra of Spheres
As has become a tradition, one of CMJ's 2014 kickoff events is the New Zealand artists showcase on October 21 at The Studio at Webster Hall (it used to happen at Le Poisson Rouge) with PopStrangers, Orchestra of the Spheres, DOPRAH, and Chelsea Jade. Beverages will be supplied by Spy Valley Wines with snacks by Dub Pies. Tickets are on sale now or you can get in with your CMJ badge. You can stream a mix with all four artists, below.
CMJ will be part of a U.S. tour for Wellington's Orchestra of the Spheres whose second album, Vibration Animal Sex Brain Music, came out last year via Fire. The band incorporate nervy new wave and motorik rhythms into their psych-pop sound and you can watch the new video for single "2,000,000 Years" and a Spotify stream of the album, below. In addition to the NZ showcase, Orchestra of Spheres will also play the Bird Dog showcase at Pianos on October 25 with Ski Lodge, Beverly, Splashh, The Love Supreme, Native America and Roman a Clef. Tickets are on sale now, and all tour dates are listed below.
Christchurch duo DOPRAH released their debut EP this past summer and you can check out a video for "Stranger People" below. They'll also play Oct 23 at Radio Bushwick, with SEOUL, Fort Lean, The Great Void, Rioux, Tomboy, YAWN, and Zula.
Formerly known as Watercolours, Chelsea Jade released the Portals EP in 2012 and a remix EP last year. She just released a new single, "Night Swimmer," which you can check out via its video below. The NZ showcase is her only CMJ appearance announced so far.
Streams, dates and NZ@CMJ flyer below...
The annual CMJ Music Marathon happens from October 21 - 25 at venues all over NYC. We've heard about a few bands who are heading here during that time (Slowdive, The Wytches, The Ocean Blue, Tom Vek and Courtney Barnett to name four) but CMJ threw an announcement party tonight (8/27) at Bowery Electric and the line-up is now out. In addition to those artists, The Kills, Bombay Bicycle Club, Protomartyr, Twin Peaks, White Fence, Shonen Knife OBN IIIs, Ultimate Painting, Yumi Zouma, and many more are amongst the 2014 CMJ performers. Badges are on sale now and the complete initial line-up is listed below...
by Bill Pearis
Cleveland band Herzog released their terrific new album, Boys, a couple weeks back. As I wrote previously, Boys is '90s-style indie/alt rock, loaded with hooks and extremely quotable lyrics (via lyricist-in-residence Tony Vorell who doesn't play with the band live). If you haven't checked it out yet, you should, and you can stream the whole album below.
Herzog are in NYC this week, playing Glasslands on Wednesday (6/4) with Education Reform, Meghann Wright, and Sinaloha; and then Bowery Electric on Thursday (6/5) with Grave Pool, Shark Week, and Black Brick. If you can't make those shows, Herzog will be here again next week for Northside Festival, playing the (deep breath) Terrorbird Media, Carpark Records, Kanine Records & InSound showcase at Cameo on June 12 with TEEN, Saint Pepsi, Las Rosas, Chandos, Dog Bite, Piers, and Valarie. Tickets for that show are on sale, or you can use your Northside badge (badge entry subject to capacity).
All Herzog dates are listed, along with the stream of their new album, below...
photos by Jonathon Bernstein
The strong "Anything in Return" (Carpark), Mr. Bundick's recently released third full-length album, can't help but feel like a response to the womb he was born of. It's by far the most muscular of his work, even if his version of muscle is a thin sinew, only lightly flexed. Still, it's not chill. Not totally, at least.
His show at Webster Hall on Wednesday night highlighted the difficulties of shaking loose of the calm and moving toward squall.
Even at its most raging, Toro y Moi's music is an insular proposition, which in a room the size of this one, has its limitations.
At times, the mood was shamanistic -- there was smoke in the air, and the light show was throbbingly vivid. When Mr. Bundick went into psychedelic-soul freakout mode, it had moments of transporting power. - [NY Times]
Chillwave survivor Toro Y Moi rolled through NYC this week on his current tour with Wild Belle and Dog Bite, playing Webster Hall on Wednesday (2/13, as reviewed by the Times, above) and Music Hall of Williamsburg last night (2/15). Backed some sleek, '80s-inspired lighting, Chaz and his band tore through a good chunk of his brand new Anything in Return and select cuts from his two previous LPs.
More pictures from last night's MHOW show below...
Toro y Moi at Afro Punk Fest 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
As mentioned, Toro y Moi is releasing his new album, Anything in Return, on January 22 via Carpark and will be going on a tour in support of it which hits NYC on February 13 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are still available but if you'd rather catch them in a slightly more intimate environment, you're in luck because Toro y Moi just added another NYC show happening at Music Hall of Williamsburg on February 14. Like the Webster Hall show and many others on the tour, Wild Belle and Dog Bite will open the MHOW show. TIckets for that show go on sale Friday (1/11) at noon.
An updated list of dates and the videos for "So Many Details" and "Say That" off of Toro y Moi's new album, are below...
Ratking at Public Assembly - 10/20/12
Sinkane at Public Assembly - 10/20/12
NYC rap crew Ratking and funky synth pop project Sinkane both played a number of CMJ shows last week, including the BrooklynVegan day party on Saturday (10/20) which they were both on. Pictures of Ratking's and Sinkane's set from that party are in this post.
The two groups will team up again in NYC this week for an in-store at the Puma Store (521 Broadway) on Thursday (10/25) with DJ Physical Therapy. The show is 21+, runs from 7 PM to 10 PM, and you can RSVP to email@example.com. The flier for this show is below.
Ratking, as mentioned, also recently dropped a remix of King Krule's "Octopus" which you can stream below.
Sinkane, who since played a record release show at Brooklyn Bowl last night (10/23), has other upcoming shows in NYC, including one with !!! at Music Hall of Williamsburg (12/13) and one with ESG at Bowery Electric (11/1). They'll also be supporting Yeasayer (who main member Ahmed Gallab once drummed for) on their upcoming tour which hits the NYC area on November 13 at the Capitol Theatre (tickets). They'll also support Toro y Moi on their recently announced tour but won't be at the Webster Hall show (2/13) (Wild Belle and Dog Bite will).
A list of all Sinkane dates, a stream of Ratking's King Krule remix, and more pictures of Ratking and Sinkane from the BV day party (sponsored by Sailor Jerry, PBR, Mercy, and Raw Revolution), below...
The full list of artists confirmed for the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon so far is below...