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iLoveMakonnen / Cam'ron
ILoveMakonnen
Cam'ron

FADER Fort returned during CMJ this year and wrapped up on Saturday (10/25) with a lineup surprise-headlined by Mary J. Blige. That day also featured sets from rapper iLoveMakonnen, whose Drake-assisted hit "Tuesday" is basically everywhere (and luckily he wasn't attacked this time), wannabe pop star Ryn Weaver, ambient pop musician Foxes In Fiction, veteran rapper Cam'ron who's been having a pretty good year thanks to his A-Trak collaborations, Will Smith's children Willow and Jaden Smith who played with alt-R&B singer SZA, rapper Sir Michael Rocks and UK singer George Maple.

More pictures from that day below...

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As mentioned, the Fader Fort is back for CMJ 2014 at Converse Rubber Tracks Studio from October 23 - 25 with Kindness, Weyes Blood, ILoveMakonnen, Foxes in Fiction, TOPS, and more. Full lineup is listed below and RSVP is now open. Note it's 21+ only.

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Fader Fort

The Fader Fort will be back at CMJ year, once again at Converse Rubber Tracks Studio from October 23 - 25 with free performances by bands and DJs (not to mention complimentary drinks). Lineups haven't been release yet but will include performances from Kindness, Ryn Weaver, Foxes in Fiction and Radiohead-sampling, King Krule-covering SZA collaborator Willow Smith (yes, daughter of Will). The shows are free and RSVP opens October 16.

The new Kindness album, Otherness, comes out next week (10/14) via Female Energy / Mom + Pop and features guest appearances by Robyn, Kelela, Dev Hynes and more. You can stream it at NPR and watch the video for "This Is Not About Us" below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Julie Byrne

Seattle's Julie Byrne put out her debut album, Rooms With Walls and Windows, earlier this year (via Orindal), which followed a couple EPs and is a fantastic record of lo-fi folk. Her voice and guitar are mic'd close to the point where a song rarely goes by that you don't hear her fingers sliding across the fretboard, and both are coated heavily in reverb. It's a nice warm reverb though that adds to the atmosphere without covering up her sound. If you like anything from Vashti Bunyan to Will Oldham to Marissa Nadler, this album is worth checking out. The whole thing is on Rdio and you can stream one track below.

Julie is about to kick off a tour which begins in NYC this Friday (7/11) at Silent Barn. That show is one of Portals/Rabbl's new 'Living Spaces' showcases and features a solid lineup of similarly delicate sounds from Sea Oleena, Foxes in Fiction, Small Wonder, Steve Sobs, Poppy Red and Mister Lies on DJ duties. Advance tickets are on sale now.

All of Julie's dates (including shows with How to Dress Well and Mutual Benefit) are listed, with the song stream, below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Free Cake

Free Cake for Every Creature is the twee pop project of Saratoga Springs, NY musician Katie Bennett, who is gearing up to release her full band debut, Pretty Good, on cassette June 10 via Double Double Whammy (pre-order), the same label that put out the full band debut of likeminded artist Frankie Cosmos. The new single from that album, "Too Old To Be A Punk Rock Prodigy," premieres in this post and should appeal to fans of lighthearted bedroom-style twee pop. You can listen below.

FCFEC will celebrate the new cassette with an early release show in Brooklyn on May 23 at Silent Barn, which we already mentioned Frankie Cosmos, Radiator Hospital and Quarterbacks were playing. Adult Mom (yet another likeminded artist to Free Cake and Frankie) is on the bill too. It's an early-ish show (starts 7 PM sharp) and admission is $7, or $10 gets you into both that show and the late show at the Barn with Ricky Eat Acid and Foxes in Fiction. Show flyer below.

Radiator Hospital also played Brooklyn Night Bazaar with Swearin' over the weekend and will team up with them in NYC again during the Northside Festival.

Free Cake song stream and show flyer below...

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you probably won't see this guy on tour any time soon
Robin Hannibal

R&B duo Quadron, whose Robin Hannibal is also one half of Rhye, are currently on the road supporting Mayer Hawthorne, and will be touring with them through early March. That tour hits NYC on February 27 at Webster Hall and February 28 at Warsaw, with Quadron opening on both dates. Tickets for those shows are still available. All dates are listed below.

As mentioned, Rhye are also playing shows around that time, including NYC on February 21 at Webster Hall, which is sold out.

However, as Daily News points out, you won't see Robin Hannibal at either of those, as he chooses not to tour. From the Daily News interview:

Q: So it has nothing to do with you being too shy to be on stage?

A: No, no. I've been on stage several times, but it doesn't give me satisfaction. What makes my clock tick and makes me excited is writing songs and making the music. ... Most people often don't know how long it takes to make 3 ½ minutes of music. It's a long process... and that's my complete focus.

Plus, my chops now as a musician aren't as good as they once were. That's why I think Coco and I work so well. She's an amazing performer and I'm not.

This may not come as a surprise if you've been following either band or caught them live in the past. He's a producer for both, but doesn't tour.

Since we last spoke, Ricky Eat Acid (Sam Ray of Julia Brown/Teen Suicide) has been added as an opener for Rhye's Webster Hall show. If you don't have tickets to that show but still want to catch him, you can do so much sooner at the previously discussed Gem Club show at Mercury Lounge on Sunday (2/2), which also has Foxes in Fiction on the bill. Tickets for that show are still available.

Meanwhile, Sam's other band Teen Suicide is going on a previously discussed tour with Special Explosion, Alex G and Sorority Noise which hits NYC on February 27 at Suburbia.

All Quadron dates are listed, along with a video and some Ricky Eat Acid streams, below...

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by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Gem Club - Polly (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Gem Club - Braid (MP3)

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Boston's Gem Club released their second album, In Roses, this week via Hardly Art. Main man Christopher Barnes made the record at John Vanderslice's Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco with collaborators Kristen Drymala (cello) and Ieva Berberian (vocals). It's a lovely record, pastoral, quietly beautiful and maybe owing just a little to Eno's ambient works. You can download a couple tracks off the record above or stream them below, and you can listen to the whole thing via Rdio.

Folks in the Northeast can see them live too as Gem Club are playing a few shows this weekend, including Sunday (2/2) at Mercury Lounge with Ricky Eat Acid, and Foxes in Fiction. Yes that's Super Bowl Sunday. (Tough gig.) Tickets are available. They'll also be sticking around the city to perform live on WNYC on Tuesday (2/4) at 2 PM EST. UPDATE: Radio performance was canceled unfortunately.

All Gem Club dates are listed, with those streams, below...

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Cloud Nothings at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Cloud Nothings

Cate Le Bon in Portland in 2013 (more by Autumn Andel)
Cate Le Bon

Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...

Cloud Nothings, Ed Schrader's Music Beat @ Baby's All Right
Cloud Nothings' Attack on Memory was one of the best rock albums of 2012, and they plan to release its much-anticipated followup this year. No title or release date yet, but they're promising to perform the whole thing in full tonight, so this show should be a pretty special one. It was initially supposed to happen at Rough Trade NYC but was moved to Baby's All Right.

Cate Le Bon, Kevin Morby @ Mercury Lounge
Coming off her second terrific album in a row -- last year's Mug Museum -- Cate Le Bon is even more charming live. Opening is Kevin Morby (Babies, Woods) whose new album features a guest appearance from Cate. Sold out.

Prism House, Foxes in Fiction, Daytona, XNY, Palehound, Crooked Tails @ Spike Hill
There's a bunch of good bands on this show, including noisy singer/songwriter Palehound, ex-Harlem band Daytona, ambient artist Foxes In Fiction, experimental duo Prism House, and more.

London Grammar @ The Box
UK synthpop trio London Grammar first caught our ears as one of the contributors to the Disclosure album, but they've since released their own LP as well. Tonight's their second of two sold-out intimate NYC shows.

The Hood Internet, Pictureplane, Bearstronaut @ Glasslands
Remix gurus The Hood Internet, who more recently began making original material too, headline this free (if you RSVPed) Converse Rubber Tracks Live show that also features NYC's always-entertaining electronic pop wizard Pictureplane.

Dark Sky, Graze (live), Detroit Swindle @ Output
London bass trio Dark Sky have put out a number of solid releases recently, including one for Modeselektor's label. Stream the title track of their most recent EP, In Brackets (which is out via Mister Saturday Night), below.

Bambara, Advaeta, Bueno, Pawns @ Silent Barn
It's a locals-only night (bands, that is) at Silent Barn featuring noisy pummelers Bambara and dreamy trio Advaeta.

Butter The Children, Mannequin Pussy, Desert Sharks, Gym Shorts @ Shea Stadium
Shoegazy locals Butter the Children headline this night of fuzzed out indie rock.

ASTR, Joywave, Bel Hair, Chordashian @ Westway
Neon Gold-heavy party Popshop is celebrating its third anniversary with ASTR, Joywave, Bel Heir and Chordashian. The show is free with RSVP.

Johnny Flynn, The Melodic @ Le Poisson Rouge
Fans of new wave Britfolk, here's a double bill with scene vet Johnny Flynn and London quartet The Melodic. Expect mandolins and earnest lyrics. There's an early and a late show, both sold out.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.

For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.

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Heathered Pearls

Ambient artist Heathered Pearls (aka Jakub Alexander) released his lush, transportive album, Loyal, last year via Ghostly International. Alexander has now handed that album over to a host of other talented folks -- Teen Daze, Solar Year, Nitemoves and more -- for a remix album, Loyal Reworks, which is out September 10. We've got the premiere of the very dreamy "Foxes In Fiction Tape Remix" of "The Worship Bell," which leads the album, and you can stream it in this post.

As mentioned, Heathered Pearls will be opening for Beacon and Shigeto in NYC this weekend on Saturday (8/31) at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets are still available but if you wan't to go for free, we have a pair to give away. Details are below.

Check out the Foxes in Fiction remix -- and the tracklist for the whole LP -- below.

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by Andrew Sacher

Julia Brown

Maryland's Julia Brown (not a person, a band fronted by Sam Ray of the now-defunct Teen Suicide) released their debut album, To Be Close To You, this past February via Birdtapes. it's a super lo-fi, recorded-to-tape album reminiscent of those early pre-studio Mountain Goats albums in approach, but musically its sugary indie pop. You can stream the entire album below or download it (name your price) at bandcamp. You can also pick up the cassette from Birdtapes.

Julia Brown will be coming to NYC for the first-ever Orchid Tapes showcase which happens at all ages Bushwick DIY venue Living Bread Deli on May 18 (2 Knickerbocker Ave). The rest of the lineup includes Foxes In Fiction, Coma Cinema, RL Kelly, Happy Trendy, and Alex G. Orchid Tapes wite:

We will also be selling cassette compilation containing rare and unreleased songs from each of the musicians involved, which will be sold for an additional $5 with admission, with proceeds going towards traveling expenses for all the out-of-towners.
All Julia Brown dates are listed, along with the album stream, below...

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Benoit Pioulard

Thomas Meluch will release his fourth album under his musical alias Benoît Pioulard, Hymnal, on March 4 via Kranky. The record was made in England and Europe while on a year abroad, taking inspiration from the continent's many ornate cathedrals. Benoît just released the video for album track "Margin" and you can watch that below.

You may remember that Benoît just released a split with Foxes in Fiction, with whom he'll share a few dates on his upcoming March tour, though not at either of FiF's NYC shows this month. He will, however, play The Studio @ Webster Hall on March 26 with Noveller and tickets are on sale now. All tour dates are listed below.

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Foxes in Fiction (aka former Toronto resident Warren Hildebrand who now lives in NYC) has a new single coming out on French label Wool Recordings next month which is a collaboration with likeminded lo-fi artist Benoît Pioulard and you can stream one of the tracks below.

Hildebrand, who has also spent time in the live incarnation of Memoryhouse, will be bringing Foxes in Fiction to NYC for two shows next month: Glasslands on February 10 with Four Visions (tickets on sale); and a record release party at Silent Barn on February 25.

Single stream and artwork below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Molly Nilsson

Over the summer, we mentioned that Berlin-via-Stockholm lo-fi pop songwriter Molly Nilsson, who contributed to John Maus' excellent 2011 LP, We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves, is coming to NYC for a show at Glasslands on October 28. Sufjan Sevens/Sharon Van Etten collaborator Cat Martino and Amalie Bruun are opening that show and tickets are still available. That show is part of a larger tour of the US and Canada which kicks off in NYC this week at Littlefield on Thursday (9/6) with Tim Fite (who released a new album this year) and Foxes in Fiction. Tickets for the Littlefield show are on sale now.

Molly Nilsson released her most recent album, History, in 2011. Here's what I said about it back in June:

One listen to History, and it's no surprise why John Maus wanted to work with her. She's got masterfully crafted synths and drum machines, and a commanding new wave baritone that looks to the '80s for its cues and grounds them in the lo-fi tendencies of modern day bedroom pop. And though the overall mood is dark and subdued, Molly's voice soars.
I also mentioned that it's recommended for fans of Zola Jesus and Austra. A video and the list of all tour dates is below.

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Seun Kuti (is back in town & plays Highline Ballroom tonight)
Seun Kuti

today in NYC
* ASSSCAT 3000 @ UCB
* Moonalice @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Pretty Good Friends @ Union Hall
* Other Crimes, Ana Lola Roman @ Zebulon
* Sunday Night Standup @ Three of Cups
* The Curious Mystery, Popcorn @ The Ace Hotel
* The War On Drugs, Sleepy Sun @ Bowery Ballroom
* Comedy Night @ The Knit with Hannibal Buress
* Nada Surf, Milagres @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Wymyns Prysyn, Tournament, Foster Care, Plant @ Death By Audio
* Angel Olsen, Companion, Emily Reo, Alex Drewchin @ Littlefield
* Veins, Raw Nerve, Divine Right, Hoax, Chain Wallet @ 538 Johnson Avenue
* Foxes In Fiction, Happy New Year, Backlights, Four Visions @ Glasslands
* Heyrocco, French Camp, Adam and the Amethysts, The Academics @ Cake Shop
* Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt, Zozo Afrobeat, Rich Medina 80 @ Highline Ballroom

As mentioned, the K Records-signed Curious Mystery, who just played Market Hotel with the Hive Dwellers (Calvin Johnson included), begin a Sunday night residency at NYC's Ace Hotel tonight.

Toronto bedroop pop artist Warren Hildebrand, aka Foxes in Fiction, is in town for a show at Glasslands.

Chicago Bonnie Prince Billy collaborator Angel Olsen plays one more show in Brooklyn tonight. Her last was at Glasslands.

Both Nada Surf and The War on Drugs play their second of two NYC shows tonight (not together).

TODAY at PS1:

Location: MoMA PS1 Performance Dome, 3-6 PM
The Brucennial 2012, the most important exhibition of all time, ever, just got a whole lot betterer. The Bruce High Quality Foundation and MoMA PS1 are pleased to announce Bruceforma 2012: The Resurrection, the most important performance addendum to the most important exhibition of all time, ever. Featuring live music, live performance, live easter egg hunting, live lamb roasting, and a live resurrection of Bruce High Quality!

With Grayson Revoir
Brian Hubble
Philip Gabriel
Kenneth Casey Swoyer
Sleep Study (Marshall James Kavanaugh, Sophie White)
Platnumb Hits (Emerson Greenesmith, Eamon Monaghan)
Tomashi Jackson
Stephen Wuensch
Tight Spots
Sophia Knapp
Dinner with Loren Kramar (Oto Gillen, Eugene Wasserman, Keegan Monaghan, Loren Kramar)

3 PM
Kenneth Casey Swoyer
Sleep Study (Marshall James Kavanaugh, Sophie White)
Platnumb Hits (Emerson Greenesmith, Eamon Monaghan)

4 PM
Tomashi Jackson
Stephen Wuensch
Tight Spots

5 PM
Sophia Knapp
Dinner with Loren Kramar (Oto Gillen, Eugene Wasserman, Keegan Monaghan, Loren Kramar)

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DOWNLOAD: Natural Child - Hard Workin' Man (MP3)
DOWNLOADNatural Child - Yer Birthday (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Miracle Fortress - Miscalculations (MP3)

Domino Radio

Happy Summer everybody. Before we get into this week's recommended shows, I hope you've been spending the week, like I have, listening obsessively to Domino Radio which has put together an incredible all-star lineup of presenters for this seven-day experiment. All the shows are archived, so go back and listen to Felt/Denim mastermind Lawrence, Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie (who appears on the new CSS record), Mute Records founder (and former Silicon Teen) Daniel Miller, Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos spin tunes, among other notables. Upcoming DJ slots include Radiohead's Colin Greenwood on Friday, Robert Wyatt and Alfie are on Saturday, and The Pastels on Sunday. Here's hoping they bring it back at a later date.

Ume
Ume

Ok, let's get into what this weekend and beyond has in store. Austin powerhouse trio Ume's current tour hits the city this weekend for two shows: tonight (6/9) at Pianos and Saturday (6/11) at The Rock Shop. As previously reported, the band just signed to Modern Outsider records who will release their debut album, Phantoms, in August. Pretty much everybody here at BV are Ume fans. They write great songs and, yes, they are a bundle of energy on stage with some serious guitar heroics provided by singer Lauren Langer Larsen. After NYC the three of them head north to the NXNE festival. All Ume dates are at the bottom of this post.

Memoryhouse
Memoryhouse

Memoryhouse also roll into town this weekend. They play Glasslands on Friday (6/10) and Piano's on Saturday (6/11). Both shows are with dreamy acoustic trio High Highs who are worth getting there early to see.

As you may have heard the Toronto duo are now signed to Sub Pop and should have something out on the label by year's end. Memoryhouse is also now a full band, including a drummer, which make the likelihood of their music remaining Eno-ambient less likely. I'd probably have more of a clue if I'd caught their set at our SXSW party this year. Reports I could find from Austin were positive, though not especially descriptive. Anyone got a firsthand report? Personally I"m hoping this more traditional band format pulls them into Slowdive territory. We shall see.

Both shows have their individual draws. Glasslands also has personal faves North Highlands whose debut album is in the can, apparently, and now we just have to wait for someone to release it. They will definitely be the most energetic live band on the bill, unless all the other groups have radically changed. Well, I've never seen Wonder Bear live but judging by the chill sounds on their album Avalanche (a free download) but I have to imagine it will be a mellow affair.

Speaking of chill, you may remember the sweatbox that was Glasslands last summer, well with the new club's new makeover they also finally got A/C. Certainly the 90 degree heat of this week will be a good test for it's power.

Meanwhile the Pianos show on Saturday has Foxes in Fiction which is, on record, basically Warren Hildebrand who is now also a member of the Memoryhouse live touring unit. At SXSW he was backed by Memoryhouse so I'd expect the same here. Last year's Swung from Branches mixed soundscapes with more structured songwriting (he gets compared to Bradford Cox a lot) and his most recent FiF release, Alberto (download the whole thing for free HERE), finds him moving into even more pop territory. It's a packed Pianos bill, including Eastern Conference Champions and Suns (not Suuns).

Natural Child
Natural Child

Let's keep going, shall we? Nashville party rock trio Natural Child are here for a two-night stint at Death By Audio, playing Sunday (6/12) and Monday (6/13). The band's debut album is out now on JEFF the Brotherhood's Infinity Cat label which should give you a good idea of what you're in for. An even better indicator are the two tracks from it at the top of this post from the album. If you like Thin Lizzy, honky tonk side of the Stones and JEFF the Brotherhood, you'll probably dig Natural Child too. These shows are bound to be packed and sweaty (and smokey) so be prepared for that, as well as for having a good time.

Laetitia Sadier
Sadier

On the opposite end of the spectrum is former Stereolab vocalist Laetitia Sadier who will be playing  Le Poisson Rouge on Monday (6/13) and The Rock Shop on Wednesday (6/15). Her solo debut, The Trip, came out last year on Drag City and was a lovely album. Not that far off from what she did with her band for the last 15 or so years, but it has it's own special charms as well.

Miracle Fortress
Miracle Fortress

And lastly this Tuesday (6/14) is a swell double bill of danceable Canadians at Webster Hall: Junior Boys and Miracle Fortress. Junior Boys' fourth album, It's All True, is out that same day on Domino and is another fine example of their lithe, breezy style. Miracle Fortress -- aka Graham Van Pelt of Think About Life -- just released its second album, Was I the Wave, which finds him setting aside the first LP's guitars in favor of electronics with a decidedly Eno-esque slant. You can download album track "Miscalculations" at the top of this post. It's a really nice record. When I caught him at SXSW, Van Pelt performed solo surrounded by tons of equipment and a few vintage table lamps. Not bad for a one man show.

That's it for this week. A few more day-by-day picks follow.

THURSDAY JUNE 9

Looking for some quality indie rock newcomers? TWII-approved bands Radical Dads and Gross Relations are at Cake Shop tonight.

Did you know The Cloud Room was still together? They are and play Mercury Lounge tonight. Of course they're going to play local hit "Hey Now Now," no need to shout for it.

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