Entries tagged with: Flight Facilities
SPIN returned with their Top Albums of 2014 list today. It's got a lot of the indie albums that usually show up on these lists (Caribou, Future Islands, FKA twigs, Parquet Courts, Cloud Nothings, How to Dress Well, Swans, St. Vincent, Real Estate, etc), a handful of rap albums (YG, Young Thug, Shabazz Palaces, Run the Jewels, Schoolboy Q, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, etc), metal (Pallbearer), punk (Against Me!, Joyce Manor), mainstream pop (Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert), and a couple headscratchers (Betty Who at #11?). You-know-who scores the #1 slot once again here. Check it out for yourself below.
photos by Ilya S. Savenok, Bryan Derballa & Luis Ruiz
SPOON, Dev Hynes & Danny Brown
On Tuesday (9/30), Spoon stopped by to present the world premiere of a collaborative video and audio installation between Spoon and artist JD Walsh. In the installation, Walsh deconstructs and abstracts sounds from the track 'Outliers' off Spoon's new album They Want My Soul. FADER presented a Best Coast performance there the same day, and then Dev Hynes and Brooklyn's The Principals unveiled "Ancient Chaos" which was "inspired by the freedom of SONOS speakers to travel anywhere and impact space with sound.... free floating kinetic units embedded with SONOS speakers....A floating landscape that physically expands and contracts in connection with light and sound." The New Yorker's Sasha Frere-Jones hosted a Q&A with the artists afterwards. Dev also played a set.
On Wednesday, (10/1), Aloe Blacc talked about stuff ("Imagine if all the politicians around the world were raised listening to Bob Marley--could be a different place"). The Skins, Flight Facilities and and Mikky Ekko all also played that day.
Thursday brought the rowdiest moment when Danny Brown played a set to the crowd lucky to see the rapper in a venue MUCH smaller than Webster Hall where he played later that night, and much smaller than House of Vans where he plays tonight (10/3).
Today they continue the party with Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry and Party Supplies, "very special surprise guests", and more. You can see the remaining schedule (it ends Sunday) at the Sonos Studio NYC RSVP page. More pictures of some of the action so far, below...
Los Angeles music fans are very familiar with the Sonos Studio located there. The speaker company's California event space regularly hosts concerts, DJs, speakers, art exhibits, open bars and more (BrooklynVegan once did an event there). They've also brought that experience to Austin for SXSW, and now NYC will get a taste when a pop-up Sonos Studio NYC will move into NeueHouse from Sept 30-Oct 5. Events include "performers like Talib Kweli, Flight Facilities and Mikky Ekko, Danny Brown, Kandace Springs, and Devonté Hines. Artist installations and conversations with Spoon, Aloe Blacc, Richard Reed Parry, The Principals, Big Noble and others. Creative Social members transform five songs in unimaginable ways. You can also come imagine, design and build your own speaker." Full lineup, schedule and RSVP HERE.
Rhett Miller is playing City Winery on March 3. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Flight Facilities are playing Highline Ballroom on April 10. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
William Fitzsimmons and Leif Vollebekk are playing Littlefield on April 15. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Ikonika is playing Cameo Gallery on March 15 with Doctor Jeep and a special guest. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Mas Ysa and Pictureplane are playing at Glasslands on February 10 with Logan Takahashi and Dutch E Germ. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Elvis Costello & The Roots, Schoolboy Q, Juicy J, Ghost, Pet Shop Boys, Foals, SOHN, Roseanne Cash & more tickets go on sale today too.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2014 - April 11-13, April 18-20
Read the full lineup below...
photos by Jonathan Bernstein
Flight Facilities at LPR - 3/27/13
Australian synth pop duo Flight Facilities are in North America for a tour which hit NYC this past Wednesday (3/27) for a show at Le Poisson Rouge. They were joined by a guest vocalist and Baio (aka Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend, who have tons of stuff going on) opened the show. Pictures from the show are in this post.
Flight Facilities' tour includes another NYC show on Saturday (3/30) at SRB Brooklyn (177 2nd Ave). That one is a FIXED/Verboten party and also includes Tensnake, Light Year, and FIXED regulars JDH & Dave P. Tickets for that show are still available.
More pictures below...
by Andrew Sacher
Australian production duo Flight Facilities (aka Hugo & Jimmy) have been releasing singles with different guest lead vocalists for the past few years. In 2010, they surfaced with "Crave You," a Bird and the Bee-esque indie pop tune with vocals from Giselle Rosselli, followed by 2011's disco-y "Foreign Language" with vocals from Jess Higgs. Then last year saw two more tracks from the band, the poppy "With You" with vocals from Grovesnor, and the darker, expansive cut, "Clair De Lune," which features vocals from Christine Hoberg (that one made a fan out of My Morning Jacket's Tom Blankenship). You can watch the videos for all four singles below.
The duo are on a North American tour now which passes through NYC this week for a show at Le Poisson Rouge on Wednesday (3/27) with Baio (of Vampire Weekend) and Friendly Greg, and again for a FIXED/Verboten party on Saturday (3/30) at SRB Brooklyn (177 2nd Ave) with Tensnake, Light Year and FIXED regulars JDH & Dave P on the boards. Tickets for the LPR show and the FIXED show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, along with those videos, below...
"My Morning Jacket was formed in 1998 in Louisville, Kentucky by singer, songwriter and guitarist Jim James (real name: James Olliges Jr). The original line-up also included three members of the Shelbyville emo-punk band Winter Death Club; namely John McQuade (later known as Johnny Quaid - guitar and vocals), Tom Blankenship (later known as Two Tone Tommy - bass) and J. Roberts (later known as J. Glenn - drums)." [Wikipedia]My Morning Jacket will stay busy this holiday season, with three shows at Port Chester's Capitol Theatre (tickets) that lead up to a New Year's Eve show in Boston, and then the Hurricane Sandy relief benefit at Asbury Park's Paramount Theatre on January 2 (tickets), a show that's hosted by Matt Pinfield and also features Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Joseph Arthur, Nicole Atkins, River City Extension, Tangiers Blues Band and "special guests."
MMJ bassist Tom Blankenship (who also recently helped out with Brooklyn Rock Lottery) gave us his list of Top 10 LPs of 2012. While it includes year-end list mainstays Frank Ocean and Alt-J, there are some surprises as well. You can check out his year-end picks below.