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Julia Kent (photo by Hillary)
Julia Kent

If you missed Dirty Projector Nat Baldwin last night, 1/29, at Union Pool in Brooklyn (where he played with Callers and Teen), you can also catch Nat on Thursday, 2/10, at Knitting Factory Brooklyn with In One Wind and Cuddle Magic.

Nat also has a show coming up in March. He, along with Elfin Saddle and Toronto's Picastro, will open for Julia Kent (ex-Rasputina, Antony & the Johnsons) at a cello-heavy show at Littlefield on March 4th, four days before Julia releases her 2nd solo album, "Green & Grey," via Important Records who write...

"Using looped and layered cello, electronics, and recordings of natural sounds, she explores in this new instrumental record the melding of the technological and the organic, the patterns and repetitions that exist in nature and are mirrored in human creations, and the complexity and fragility of our relationships with one another and with the natural world. Without collaborators--other than the insect, weather, and wind sounds that create a sort of exoskeleton for the music--she has created an intensely personal landscape that references the way nature, however subverted and endangered by our modern world, still retains its power."
The tracklist and a few more tour dates below...

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Ghostly International

  1. Sunset Rubdown, Witchies & Elfin Saddle -
    June 12, 6pm @ Studio B, 18+ - TICKETS
  2. Ghostly International's 10-yr Anniversary Bash w/ Lusine, Deastro, Michna & DJ Mike Servino - June 12, Studio B, 11pm, 18+ - TICKETS
  3. Bishop Allen - June 13 @ Studio B, 6pm, 18+ - TICKETS
  4. Ninjatune showcase with Daedelus, Ghislain Poirier & Megasoid - June 13, Studio B, 11pm, 18+ - TICKETS
Alternatively, you can attempt to get in to each of these using your four-day Northside Festival Badge.

Brightblack Morning Light is also playing Studio B during the fest, but no tickets for that one yet. I think the Dodos are too. The full list of bands playing is HERE and HERE.

DOWNLOAD: Elfin Saddle - Temple Daughter (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Swan Lake - Spanish Gold 2044 (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Swan Lake - A Hand At Dusk (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Swan Lake - Spider (MP3)

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Have Swan Lake (the supergroup composed of Spencer Krug, Dan Bejar and Carey Mercer) ever played a live show? I don't think so. While we wait for that to happen, we at least have shows by some of the members' individual projects -- the projects that made Swan Lake interesting enough to care about in the first place.

Spencer Krug's band Sunset Rubdown plays Studio B in Brooklyn on June 12th (no general admission ticket info yet). The show is part of the Northside Festival, and part of a much larger tour with fellow Canadians Elfin Saddle.

Since arriving in Montreal in 2006, Elfin Saddle has been steadily gaining audience and acclaim for their original and emotive live performances. Having released Gigantic Mother/Wounded Child on Kill Devil Hills Records in early 2008, they are proud to be releasing their follow-up, Ringing For The Begin Again, on Constellation. A recent addition to their recordings and live performances is Nathan Gage (Shapes and Sizes, owner of Phonopolis record store in Montreal), rounding out their sound with thick drones and subtle bursts on double-bass and tuba. [Core band members] Emi and Jordan are currently working on an extensive stop-motion/time-lapse film, featuring the growth of plants and the animation of a large collection of scavenged objects. [PR]
The MP3 on the top of this post is from Elfin Saddle's new Constellation album. All Elfin/Rubdown tour dates below.

Dan Bejar will be playing as Destroyer (solo) on a few May dates with Azita. He'll also be visiting NYC this summer for a solo show at Bowery Balllroom on July 30th with Iran. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Friday at noon. All dates below..

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