Entries tagged with: Dominick Fernow
One of the coolest festivals in the world, Barcelona's Primavera Sound will hold its 2014 edition from May 29 - 31. Arcade Fire, Pixies and Neutral Milk Hotel were announced as headliners a while back but the fest announced it's headliners today via an online short film. They've outdone themselves this year, as the three day event includes a reunited Slowdive (!), Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The National, Television, Slint, Foals, Warpaint, St. Vincent, Majical Cloudz, Kendrick Lamar, The National, Metronomy, Queens of the Stone Age, Disclosure, CHVRCHES, Darkside, Julia Holter, Cloud Nothings , and more.
Full line-up below and tickets are on sale now.
photos by Greg Cristman, words by Wyatt Marshall
Prurient @ Saint Vitus - 1/24/14
Fans of Prurient may have been a bit curious over the past year or so about the future of Dominick Fernow's flagship. Fernow, the prolific noisemaker, seemed to be focusing his attention on other projects, and the more-accessible militant/religious/techno of Vatican Shadow was earning heaps of praise and reaching more ears than seemed likely when VS was being released on tapes in editions of 100 or less, landing him name-drops in publications that would keep Prurient at arm's length. It was reassuring, then, to see Prurient play a show with husband-and-wife pair Clay Rendering and dark electronic duo Azar Swan on Friday, one at which Prurient closed out his set with a deafening crescendo of noise and dark techno. In line with some of Prurient's slightly more accessible material of late in the vein of Bermuda Drain, the performance had a bit more structure to it than the walls of harsh noise and feedback that are still Prurient's live bread and butter. Pictures from the show are in this post.
It's good to see more action in the Prurient camp--Prurient just released a new seven-inch, Washed Against the Rocks, and you can stream a track on Pitchfork.
More pictures from Saint Vitus below...
by Wyatt Marshall
Mueran Humanos at Nothing Changes - 12/4/13 (via D.j. Jose)
England's industrial dark wave specialists Natural Assembly released a music video for their new song "When We Two Parted," and it's a good'un. A mix of post-WWI era footage of London, sped-up flowers blooming and concert footage presented in a silent film visual style make for a dark and ominous canvas over which the seriously dance-y, synthed-out track plays. Love those drowned, echoing vocals. "When We Two Parted" is the first song off of a forthcoming Natural Assembly release due out early next year. If there was a ever a band that should play Nothing Changes, Natural Assembly is it. Check out the video below.
Speaking of below-Delancey's dark/no/cold wave party of record, Nothing Changes marched into December last night with a performance by the Argentine-German synth-pop duo Mueran Humanos (pictured above), who are currently in town recording a follow-up to their 2010 self-titled at Heaven Street Records. Did you go? Good time?
Nothing Changes also just announced that Dominick Fernow of Prurient, Vatican Shadow and Hospital Productions fame will be DJing the previously discussed Clay Rendering (12/11) show which also has Christopher Hansell (Sacred Bones) and Ning Nong (Raspberry Bulbs) DJing. More just-announced Nothing Changes dates including shows by Dark Blue (12/18), STATIQBLOOM (1/15) (Fade Kainer of Batillus) with Søren (of Rosenkopf) and more. Updated schedule below.
In Batillus news, the Brooklyn doom bruisers just put out a cover of Ministry's "Lava" that will be on a forthcoming 7" with Kowloon Walled City, who contributed a cover of Godflesh's (touring soon) "Anthem" for their half. Both sides of the split are streaming below. Batillus' song "Concrete" was also just given a very creepy remix by Andy Stott (who they've played with), which you can hear at Pitchfork.
Check out the Natural Assembly vid, upcoming Nothing Changes lineups, and the Batillus/Kowloon walled City streams, below...
by Wyatt Marshall
Vatican Shadow at Drone Activity in Progress in May (more by PSquared)
We just discussed a slew of Halloween shows earlier this week, including Cypress Hill and Redman at Best Buy Theater (10/30) (tickets), the current iteration of The Misfits at BB King's (10/30) with The Attack (tickets), and many more.
Brooklyn's Output just announced their Halloween (10/31) show, and it should appeal to those looking for something both sinister and dance-y. Dominick Fernow (Prurient) will headline as his "militant religious industrial" act Vatican Shadow with support from Raime, Silent Servant, Veronica Vasicka and Becka Diamond. Raime is performing what is being billed as their "AV premiere," so expect visuals. You should also expect this show to run late--doors are at 10pm, and Vatican Shadow typically doesn't bring his high-energy show to the stage until after midnight on a normal night. Tickets for the show are on sale here and here.
The Output show is part of a tour that Raime is on, which hit San Francisco with Pharmakon last night (9/26) and also includes the Blackest Ever Black showcase in London with Dominick Fernow's power-electronics persona Prurient and Tropic of Cancer. All Raime dates are listed below.
Speaking of, Tropic of Cancer just released a beautiful and haunting video for "Plant Lilies in my Head" and recently put out her debut LP, Restless Idylls. Watch that video below.
In other Halloween news, as discussed, the NYC Halloween Parade is back for its 40th installment after being cancelled last-minute in the wake of Hurricane Sandy last year. The 11th-hour cancellation caused some financial hardship, and organizers have launched a Kickstarter. The campaign is a little less than half-way to its 50k goal.
Watch Tropic of Cancer's video, and see Raime's tour dates, below...
by Wyatt Marshall
Noise artist and sound astronaut Aaron Dilloway's been hyper prolific since leaving the also hyper prolific Detroit noise powerhouse Wolf Eyes. He's released dozens of cassettes, CDs and records over the last eight years, often on his own Hanson Records. One thing he hasn't done too much of? Perform live. Dilloway is headlining a just-announced show in NYC at Saint Vitus on October 1 with Richard Pinhas from the 70's French prog band Heldon (who has collaborated with Wolf Eyes). Support comes from Matthew Regula, John Mannion, and On a Clear Day. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
In other ex-Wolf Eyes news, Mike Connelly (Hair Police) and Tara Connelly (his wife, The Haunting) recently teamed up to form the post-industrial project Clay Rendering. Having released their powerful debut EP, Vengeance Candle, on Dominick Fernow's Hospital Productions, they're taking their eerie, reverb drenched pop on the road. The tour hits NYC at Far Rockaway noise venue Red Light District on October 11. It's the venue's first show since Hurricane Sandy. All tour dates are listed, along with the tour flyer and the creepy video for "Nature's Confusion" from the EP, below.
Speaking of Hospital Productions, a new LP from Dominick Fernow's militant techno project Vatican Shadow titled Remember Your Black Day will be released on October 21 through Hospital.
All Clay Rendering dates are listed, along with that video and flyer, below...
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
JK Flesh/Prurient art
Between his remix contributions, work as Jesu and other psuedonyms, and overall pioneering work ethic, it seems somewhat appropriate (but sad) to watch the influential labelHydra Head Records sail off into the sunset with a final release from an artist of Justin Broadrick's influence.
But enough with the tears. The new split, titled Worship is the Cleansing of Imagination, features Broadrick as JK Flesh along with the great noise technician Prurient on the flip, each contributing three songs. (The artwork, with a lightswitch in the "off" position is also perhaps a nod to the label's final bow.) Prurient's noisy, instrumental contributions stray from his aggressive darkwave-y LP, Bermuda Drain, which hit the label last year; while JK Flesh's three tracks come off like a glitch-y cross between Godflesh, drum 'n' bass, John Carpenter soundtracks and some of El-P's noisier productions. Stream tracks from the split below including JK Flesh's "Fear of Fear" which makes its debut here. Preorder yours at Hydra Head before the 12/11/12 release. Long live Hydra Head.
In other Justin Broadrick news, Jesu recently dropped the vinyl version of the 2010 Christmas EP via Robotic Empire, as well as his now sold-out contribution to the Matador Singles Club, "Duchess" b/w "Veiled".
Stream that Christmas EP and songs from the new JK Flesh/Prurient split below.
photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Divine Fits / Cold Cave @ Webster Hall, 10/21/2012
While many were sleeping off their CMJ hangover, musical or otherwise, Divine Fits were headlining Webster Hall on Sunday night (10/21) joined by support from Cold Cave as part of a larger string of dates. The tight supercrew ran through tracks from their Merge debut, covered Frank Ocean ("Lost") and Wipers ("Doom Town"), and even took a time out to throw fried chicken into the audience (*cough*KoolKeith*cough*).
Cold Cave, the brainchild of Wesley Eisold, was sporting a new version of Cold Cave at the NYC date, now that Dominick Fernow has flown the coop to concentrate on his project Vatican Shadow. Eisold's new band definitely leans more toward the punk end of things, employing the talents of Hunter Burgan (AFI), Cody Votolato (Blood Brothers, yes the brother of Rocky), Jessie Nelson (Head Automatica), and London May (Samhain, Dag Nasty).
More pictures and the setlists from Webster Hall are below.
DOWNLOAD: Prurient - "God Is Truth And Light His Shadow" (MP3)
Cold Cave at Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by BBG)
Hospital Productions honcho, member of Cold Cave, and Prurient mastermind Dominick Fernow will curate two weeks at The Stone in February. Lasting from February 1st - 15th, the shows will feature two artists per night including names like Northern Cross, Carlos Giffoni, Hell Hoarse, Hoor-Paar-Kraat, Yellow Tears, Pharmakon, Stephen Brodsky (who plays Saint Vitus soon), FFH, Yellow Tears, and many more. Full schedule for The Stone during Fernow's reign is below, and all shows are $5.
Fernow's East Village noise/black metal mecca Hospital Productions closed in December, with Fernow reportedly moving to Los Angeles and selling the remaining stock to Apop in St. Louis.
Dominick's band member in Cold Cave, Wes Eisold, recently played shows with his old band American Nightmare.
Prurient recently released the double 7" Wrapped in the Flame of Illusion, Masked in the Clay of Behavior via Dais. Download a track from that release above and stream it below alongside a listing of all upcoming events at The Stone.