Entries tagged with: Heathered Pearls
by Bill Pearis
Well I hope everyone had a lovely holiday. Apart from going to see The Wolf of Wall Street with my parents (something I strongly advise against unless your parents are Abel Ferrara or something) mine was great, thanks. With New Year's on a Wednesday and not everyone back to the grind, things are still a little slow around here so I thought I'd revive This Week in Indie (or something like it) just this once, as there are some notable shows this weekend that don't necessarily have tours attached to them.
Yvette have been around for a couple years now, honing their brand of goth/industrial mechanics. The duo dropped Process back in November on God Mode (the label co-run by former P4K/Voice writer Nick Sylvester who also bashes the kit for Mr. Dream) and it's a pummelling, intense listen. (Check it out on Rdio.) You also get the sense that its foreboding clank will be magnified live, which seems to have been the case for their opening slot at Factory Floor a couple weeks ago.
You can see for yourself when Yvette play >Glasslands on Friday (1/3) with Christines and Future Punx, making for an all-around recommended show. Christines is the new band from Andy of Woven Bones which shares zero in common with his old band apart from fuzz pedals. This is more in the stratosphere-scraping shoegaze, not unlike late-'90s Swervedriver. No recordings released yet but definitely excited to see them live. Future Punx, the new project from ex-Fergus & Geronimo's Jason Kelly, draw inspiration from early, hyperactive new wave like Oingo Boingo, Devo, and Wall of Voodoo. They're a lot of fun.
UPDATE: due to Friday's predicted single-digit temperatures, tonight's Glasslands show is postponed till 2/21. All tickets honored.
Other Friday shows: Neon Indian will be DJing at Cameo headlining a bill that also features sets from Joel Ford (Ford & Lopatin) and Heathered Pearls (tix); it's a garage-y show at Union Pool with Hector's Pets, Dirty Fences, and A Rex & J Rex; it would be hard to resist heading to Brooklyn Night Bazaar to catch Swearin', Cymbals Eat Guitars, Porcelain Raft and Low Fat Getting High (it is a free show); and The Everymen, The Brooklyn What and a bunch more bands will be paying tribute to the late Lou Reed at The Gutter with proceeds going to The Ali Forney Center which provides shelter for homeless LGBTQ youth (more info).
Boston's Bent Shapes will be in town at Glasslands on Saturday (1/4), opening for Gospels and Rumors. I'm not sure what a scrappy indiepop band are doing on a bill with two much more commercial-oriented bands, but that doesn't diminish the many charms of Bent Shapes' Feels Weird which adds a welcome dose of angularity, muscle and attitude to the band's jangly, jaunty tunes. They were great when they played the Sound Bites Series (which I curate) back in August.
Other Saturday shows of note: as I wrote earlier today, I'm a big fan of Los Angeles' Colleen Green who makes low-fi Ramones-y pop and plays Death by Audio with Cassie Ramone, Xray Eyeballs and more; and CT noiseniks Magik Markers will be celebrating the release of their new album at Union Pool with fellow caucophists Degreaser and Lushes (tix).
And on Sunday (1/5) you can head to Mercury Lounge for a double-dose of local dreampop with Autodrone and Mahogany, plus local post-punk band Kissing Is A Crime and Highly Suspect.
Flyers for some of the shows mentioned in this post are below...
Tokyo Police Club are playing Webster Hall on May 15. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (12/13) at noon.
San Fermin are playing Bowery Ballroom on February 7. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (12/13) at noon.
GZA is playing Best Buy Theater on January 18 with Datsik. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
MEN, the post-Le Tigre project of JD Samson, are playing Knitting Factory on Saturday (12/14) (moved from Rough Trade) with Tippy Toes and Colin Self. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Connan Mockasin's show that would have been at Rough Trade (1/10) has been moved to Glasslands. Arp is also opening and tickets are on sale now. Tickets for his Mercury Lounge show are still available.
Maria Minerva and Co La are playing 285 Kent on December 19. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Crazy Spirit, Glue, CREEM, and Chain Rank are playing Acheron on December 23. Tickets for this punk show are on sale now.
X-Ray Eyeballs, Battletorn, Concrete Cross, and Call of the Wild are playing Acheron on February 8. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Andrew Cedermark, Tape Deck Mountain, and Tiger Dare are playing Glasslands on January 24. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
R. Stevie Moore, Gary Wilson, and DJ Dubious Luxury play Glasslands on January 25. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Tiga is playing Output on December 26. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Neon Indian DJs Cameo on January 3 along with DJ sets from Joel Ford (Ford & Lopatin, Ejecta, Airbird) and Heathered Pearls. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
(via @Obits instagram)
Josh Ritter and Gregory Alan Isakov are playing The Town Hall on March 7. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (10/11) at noon.
Minks, about a month after CMJ, will be playing another hometown show at Mercury Lounge on November 21. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale today at noon, with a general on-sale starting Friday (10/11) at noon.
Electronic label Ghostly International is hosting an unofficial CMJ party featuring Com Truise, Joel Ford, Lord Raja, Heathered Pearls, Patrick Russell, Nitemoves, and Contakt on October 18 at Output. Tickets for the party are available here and here.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
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.
by Andrew Sacher
Ann Arbor beatmaker Shigeto (aka Zach Saginaw) is set to release his new album, No Better Time Than Now, on August 20 via Ghostly. Album single "Detroit Part 1," is Shigeto's typical nu-jazz-meets-hip-hop style, but the other cut he's released, "Ringleader," is new ground for him. Sparkling and multi-layered, the track that feels fuller and more beautiful than most of his work to date. You can check out "Detroit Part 1" below and listen to "Ringleader" over at NPR. The artwork and tracklist are below too.
In support of the new album, Shigeto will be heading out on a co-headlining tour with Ghostly labelmates Beacon. Another Ghostly artist, Heathered Pearls (who plays a collaborative set with Dirty Beaches in NYC soon) will be joining them as a support act for the first North American leg, which includes a NYC show happening on August 31 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show are on AmEx presale now and general on-sale begins Friday (6/21) at noon.
All tour dates are listed, along with the tour flyer, album artwork, trackist, and that song stream, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Dirty Beaches (aka Alex Zhang Hungtai) is set to release his new double album, Drifters/Love Is The Devil, on May 21 via Zoo Music. The record evokes acid western imagery through lo-fi-as-an-art recording techniques, and the whole thing is really desolate sounding. You can stream a couple of its tracks below. He's also releasing a Japan-only bonus EP, which you can stream a track from at Pitchfork, and a split cassette with TONSTARTSSBANDHT, which you can stream a track from below.
Dirty Beaches already announced a European tour, and mentioned he'd be doing a North American tour later this year. That tour still hasn't been announced, but those in NYC won't have to wait because he's coming here for two shows in June, separate from his future tour. The first is a regular Dirty Beaches show happening at Mercury Lounge on June 26, and the second is a collaborative set of new, original material with Heathered Pearls (aka Jakub Alexander) and Eola at Glasslands on June 28.
Tickets for the Mercury Lounge show go on sale Friday (5/3) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (5/1) at noon, and tickets for the Glasslands show also go on sale Friday at noon (no presale).
All currently known dates are listed, along with those song streams, below...
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
The xx and Austra @ Hammerstein Ballroom, 1/24/2013
The xx played Hammerstein Ballroom last night (1/24). The show was a make-up date for their show at the Bronx's Paradise Theatre that was supposed to happen back in October but got canceled due to Hurricane Sandy. Did you go last night? Austra, who is due for a new album sometime, opened the show and she's still got Sari and Romy Lightman as indispensable backing singers.
Both bands play Hammerstein again tonight (1/25) and it's sold out. If you're looking for something to do after the show, Austra DJs late night at Glasslands with Heathered Pearls also on the decks. Tickets are still available.
More pictures from The xx and Austra at Hammerstein below...
by Zach Pollack
Mister Lies @ Chicago's Lincoln Hall this past weekend (more by Zach Pollack)
Chicago producer Mister Lies (aka Nick Zanca), who opened for Jessie Ware at Chicago's Lincoln Hall this past weekend, is gearing up for the release of his debut album, Mowgli, which is due to hit stores on February 26 via Lefse Records. You've already heard "Dionysian" and "Align" from the LP, and now Zanca has let a third track loose. It's an earworm-y number called "Hounded" and features vocals from Exitmusic's Aleksa Palladino. All three singles are available to stream at the bottom of this post.
Mister Lies has also revealed some live dates in support of Mowgli. He'll use SXSW as a launch pad for a brief North American tour in March. That tour includes a performance at Glasslands on March 30 with support from Rimar and Heathered Pearls. Advance tickets for the Brooklyn show are on sale now.
All Mister Lies tour dates and streams of "Hounded," Align," and "Dionysian" are below...
Com Truise at Sasquatch 2012 (more by Chris Graham and Rae Graham)
Com Truise (aka Seth Haley) plays NYC a lot, but it's usually at venues like Music Hall of Williamsburg and Gramercy, so it should be a pretty intimate night for Com Truise fans when Seth plays a solo live set at Glasslands on February 22. Not to mention there will be an opening set from Beacon, along with one from Nitemoves (not to be confused with Domino-signed band Night Moves) and DJ duties being covered by Heathered Pearls. Tickets for that show are on sale now. His only other dates that we're aware of at the moment are in Honolulu and LA.
Nothing formal has been announced yet, but on New Year's Day Com Truise posted a facebook status saying that he's "looking forward to bringing you lots of new music this year." Meanwhile, you can stream his 2012 single, "Chemical Legs," and check out a list of all upcoming tour dates below...
Heathered Pearls is the moniker of Polish ambient musician Jakub Alexander who now lives in Brooklyn. He recently released his debut LP, Loyal, out now via Ghostly International. Lush and transportive, you can stream the entire LP below.
New York has a couple chances to see Heathered Pearls live. Tonight (1/18) he plays the "Connections" party at Ran Tea House with with Rioux, Prism House, and Certain Creatures. It promises to be an "exploration in electronic psychedelia" and is $5 before midnight, $7 after. More info here. Then he's also on the bill (DJing) for Austra's upcoming DJ night at Glasslands on January 25 . Tickets are still available.
Flyer for "Connections" party and album stream are below...
FaltyDL at PS1 in July (more by Vincent Cornelli)
One day after Sepalcure plays Cameo Gallery and a day before the venue hosts a Sub Swara New Year's Eve party (details HERE), FaltyDL will play Cameo Gallery on December 30 with Dave Q, Kuhn, Rimar, MAUI, and DJ Discophantom. If you buy advance tickets online for the Sepalcure show, you will receive half-priced tickets for the FaltyDL show (which doesn't appear to have a ticket link of its own).
FaltyDL released a ton of stuff this year, including a remix of Sepalcure's track "Love Pressure." Stream that remix below and check out a list of every release FaltyDL was a part of.
Ital, who recently played 285 Kent with Blondes, and who has a new LP coming out on Planet Mu in February, was added to the Sepalcure show, along with Heathered Pearls. And as mentioned, Machinedrum (who is one half of Sepalcure) also plays.
Song stream and FaltyDL's list below...