Entries tagged with: Ghostly International
SVIIB @ Maxwell's 9/29/2012 (via @oliverchapoy)
School of Seven Bells just played Maxwell's on Saturday (9/29) with their Ghostly labelmates Beacon, which was part of a short East Coast tour the band were on. Now, SVIIB have a much bigger show in the NYC area lined up, playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 28 with Twin Sister. From what we can tell it's a one-off show for both and tickets for the show go on sale Friday (10/5) at noon with an AmEx presale beginning Wednesday (10/3) at noon.
School of Seven Bells have a track on a free, downloadable rarities compilation from Ghostly International called Of Art an Artifice. SVIIB's contribution, "When You Sing (Certain Creatures Remix)," and the rest of the comp can be streamed below.
Twin Shadow in Austin earlier this month (more by Tim Griffin)
Twin Shadow and Niki and the Dove have been on the road together for a few weeks now, and their sold out two-night run in NYC begins tonight (9/27) at Webster Hall and continues Friday (9/28) at the smaller Music Hall of Williamsburg. As mentioned, you can also catch Twin Shadow DJing the official after party on Friday at Brooklyn Bowl. Entry is free with your ticket stub from the Music Hall of Williamsburg show, and otherwise $8 tickets are still available.
You'll also have another chance to catch Niki and the Dove in the NYC area when their tour supporting Miike Snow hits United Palace (10/19) and Wellmont Theatre (10/23). Tickets for United Palace and Wellmont Theatre are still available.
If you're going to Twin Shadow's shows this week, you won't be seeing bassist Russ Manning. As mentioned, Russ has left the band to focus on his solo project Rush Midnight. He's releasing his debut EP, +1, on October 30 via Cascine. The EP was produced by Twin Shadow main man George Lewis Jr. and features guest vocals on a track by Doe Paoro, who Russ has remixed in the past. You can watch the video for EP single, "The Night Was Young Enough," below.
Rush MIdnight has a few upcoming shows including one in Brooklyn this Friday (9/28) at Cameo Gallery with Splash and Rarechild (tickets) and the Ghostly/Cascine CMJ showcase at Le Baron on October 17. After that, he'll kick off a short tour in November which begins in NYC at The Studio at Webster Hall on November 9. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
A list of all Rush Midnight dates and that video are below.
by Andrew Sacher
Beacon - 'For Now'
Brooklyn duo Beacon, who play in NYC constantly (maybe you saw them with Gold Panda and Shigeto last week), have announced that they've signed to Ghostly International, making them labelmates with both Gold Panda and Shigeto. Ghostly will release the band's second EP, For Now, on October 2. It follows 2011's No Body EP, and like on that one, Beacon sound vaguely like what would happen if Coldplay made a downtempo record. You can stream the new single, "Feeling's Gone," below.
Beacon's next scheduled NYC show happens on September 12 at Glasslands for a Moodgadget (their previous label) and ISO50 showcase with Teeel, Jacob 202, Andre Obin, Starfawn, Praveen, D. Gookin, Heathered Pearls, and HeadUp (DJ). Tickets for that show are on sale now.
The "Feeling's Gone" stream and the For Now tracklist are below...
San Francisco experimental musician Christopher Willits, best known for bringing together the worlds of electronic music and forward-thinking, manipulative guitar playing, will be in NYC for an A/V performance at Cameo Gallery TONIGHT (8/8). Tickets for tonight's show are available.
Willits recently recorded a collaborative album with pianist/composer Ryuichi Sakamoto (who is also a member of Yellow Magic Orchestra) called Ancient Future, which is out now on Ghostly under the name Willits + Sakamoto. You can stream that album in its entirety below.
by Andrew Sacher
UK producer Gold Panda (aka Derwin Schlecker) released a new single, "Mountain" b/w "Financial District," today (5/15) digitally via Ghostly in the US. It comes out on 7" vinyl on June 12. The artwork is above. Following in the footsteps of his excellent LP, Lucky Shiner, Gold Panda's deftly crafted headphone dance music sounds great as ever on these two new tracks. But the songs are also a slight left turn from his earlier work, subtly weaving hip hop influenced snares into his own beatwork. You can stream them both below or purchase the MP3s/pre-order the vinyl at the Ghostly webstore.
Gold Panda has a few North American club dates scheduled in between the slew of European festivals he's slated to play in the next few months. Those dates include a NYC show at Bowery Ballroom on August 2. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (5/18) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (5/16) at noon.
All dates and streams below...
Matthew Dear at Moogfest 2011 (more by Diana Wong)
Matthew Dear has a few shows scheduled this summer including a DJ set at the Wavefront Festival in Chicago and possibly a DJ set at Loreley Brooklyn on 5.27 (limited details exist), and in the fall he'll make his way over here for his largest headlining NYC show at Webster Hall on November 17. Tickets go on sale Friday (5/11) at noon with an AmEx presale starting today (5/9) at noon. No word on whether this date is part of a larger tour yet.
All currently known dates and the video for "In The Middle (I Met You There)" featuring Jonny Pierce of The Drums off of January's Headcage EP, as well as live footage of Dear performing at Amersterdam's Bitterzoet Festival below...
photos by Katherine Feldhouse
Deastro played Mercury Lounge on Wednesday (6/10). It was the first of their two NYC appearances this week. The second is part of the Ghostly Northside show happening at Studio B tonight (6/12). Before reaching NY, the band stopped into Daytrotter to record a session. After NY, they have a bunch more dates lined up.
More pictures from Mercury Lounge below...
DOWNLOAD: Star Eyes - Disappear (Mikix the Cat remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Miss Kittin & the Hacker - Party In My Head (Thieves Like Us remix) (MP3)
Jeff Mills live @ Sullivan Room - June 6, 2009 (Lucas Cometto)
I had a great Week In Dance toward the end, but am still trying to forget about the beginning of last week. Friday night, a C-train that never arrived made me miss Holy Ghost and Moby at the last One Step Beyond of the season at the Museum of Natural History.
Saturday night was the opposite - I apparently arrived at Sullivan Room for Jeff Mills much too early. I caught the entire beginning of his set...which was very repetitive and seemed to be going nowhere for the first hour or so. You could tell he was focused in his own world, working towards creating something...but from the outside it wasn't sounding great to me. By 2:30 or so Sullivan Room was absolutely packed and so hot. I stepped out to get some air, which was the worst decision as the inside seemed even more unbearable upon returning.
Of course, right around when I re-entered is when Mills' set started to shift. Rhythms were building. Knobs were twisting. He was working the 909. Unfortunately by then I was completely done for the night...wanted to stay but couldn't do it. Some friends who arrived later stuck it out until nearly 5 - so good they didn't want to leave. C'est la vie! Sunday was great and turned the entire weekend around for me, but before I get to that, here are some options Thursday (6/11) & Friday (6/12) of this week:
DOWNLOAD: Deastro - Vermillion Plaza (MP3)
Randolph Chabot has been making albums since he was 12 years old -- now, at 22, the Detroit-based musician known as Deastro is ready for his close-up...Deastro's full-band debut, Moondagger, arrives on June 23rd, and his "Vermillion Plaza" single -- along with its B-side, a squelchy, lumbering remix by Ghostly Swim featured artist Mux Mool -- drops May 12th on Ghostly International. [says Ghostly International]That single is posted above, and in addition to that new record, Deastro recently release a free digital EP, titled Grower, which is now up on his blog.
Deastro, last in Brooklyn for the opening of Williamsburg venue Bruar Falls on March 27th, heads out on a June North American tour this summer in support of Moondagger. That includes two NYC shows. The first is at Mercury Lounge on Wednesday, June 10th. Tickets are on sale. The next is two days later, on Friday, June 12th, at a Northside Festival show at Studio B. That late show (happening after Sunset Rubdown, Witches and Elfin Saddle at the same venue) is Ghostly International's 10-yr Anniversary Bash. Also on the bill are Lusine, Michna and DJ Mike Servino. Tickets to that gig are still on sale. Four-day fest passes, also on sale, will get you in too (capacity permitting).
Deastro also plays the Ghostly 10 Year Anniversary party happening in his hometown of Detroit on Saturday, May 23rd. The label recently followed him around for a "Ghostly Presents: Deastro" short film. You can read more about that, and watch the video, and check out all tour dates, below....
- Sunset Rubdown, Witchies & Elfin Saddle -
June 12, 6pm @ Studio B, 18+ - TICKETS
- Ghostly International's 10-yr Anniversary Bash w/ Lusine, Deastro, Michna & DJ Mike Servino - June 12, Studio B, 11pm, 18+ - TICKETS
- Bishop Allen - June 13 @ Studio B, 6pm, 18+ - TICKETS
- Ninjatune showcase with Daedelus, Ghislain Poirier & Megasoid - June 13, Studio B, 11pm, 18+ - TICKETS
As previously noted, Grouper returns to NYC this weekend. Catch the show tonight (2/13) at the New Museum with High Places. Or opt for "An Evening of Sensual Machine Music" at Le Poisson Rouge on Saturday.
Wordless Music and Ghostly International co-curate a special Valentine's Day dinner concert, with music from four corners of the ambient/experimental music world. Including live sets from The Sight Below and Lusine (Ghostly/SMM), Grouper (Type Records), and pianist Michael Brofman, who will perform solo piano works by the early-20th-century inventor of ambient music, Erik Satie. Seating is extremely limited and will include a three-course pre-fixe menu by Le Poisson Rouge's celebrated house chef Idelfonso "Pons" Cordero.All Grouper and High Places dates below...
As Bill pointed out, School of Seven Bells were supposed to play a set at the Terrorbird party at Cake Shop today, but things ran late so they didn't get a chance. As also previously pointed out, the band (featuring ex-members of Secret Machines and On! Air! Library!) will be going out on tour with M83 in November. That starts in Georgia and ends in LA, but has them back home for a day on November 14th to play a show at Webster Hall.
In the meantime there is still one more (public) NYC chance to see them and that is this Saturday night (10/25) at (le) poisson rouge as part of the Ghostly CMJ showcase with Matthew Dear's Big Hands, Michna, and Mike Servito. SOSB's album Alpinisms is out now on iTunes and everywhere on October 28th. The flyer for that and all tour dates below....