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Sky Ferreira @ BVCMJ 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Sky Ferreira

Sky Ferreira and How to Dress Well are teaming up for a U.S. tour that will begin after Sky makes stops at both Monterey, Mexico's Festival NRML and SXSW in Austin. Their tour together hits NYC for two shows: March 20 at Bowery Ballroom and March 21 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets to both shows go on AmEx presale on Wednesday (1/23) at noon, with a regular on-sale on Friday (1/25) at noon. All tour dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, Twin Shadow has remixed Sky's infectious 2012 single "Everything is Embarrassing" and you can stream that below.

Continue reading "Sky Ferreira and How To Dress Well touring together (dates); Twin Shadow remixed Sky's "Everything is Embarssing""

Pitchfork Albums

Today Pitchfork posted the first half (well, first 30 albums) of their Top 50 Albums of 2012 list. There are some surprises on it, like Peaking Lights and Sharon Van Etten, who seemed more likely to end up on their Honorable Mentions list due to their relatively lower scores and the fact that most of the albums on this list were awarded Best New Music throughout the year. Cat Power and Hot Chip also make it, both of whose new albums seemed to have received less love from Pitchfork than previous releases by those artists. A Rustie Essential Mix also makes the list even though his actual album which came out last year didn't make their 2011 list. And of course the expected ones end up there too like Purity Ring, Julia Holter, Schoolboy Q, Miguel, and more. The remaining 20 will be revealed tomorrow (Friday, 12/21).

Check out their 50-30 picks below...

Continue reading "30 of Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums of 2012"

by Bill Pearis

Pitchfork Top Tracks

Pitchfork just posted their much anticipated list of the top 100 tracks of 2012. The #1 slot went to... Grimes! Whether you thought the whole of her album Visions was good or not, it was hard to deny the charms of "Oblivion." (Having that great video didn't hurt either.) Do you think it deserved to top the list? If not then what song should've?

You can check out P4K's entire hot 100 of 2012 below.

Continue reading "Pitchfork's Top 100 Tracks of 2012 (Grimes' "Oblivion" is #1)"

Smashing Pumpkins in Chicago in October (more by Jimmy Farabi)
Smashing Pumpkins
Jessie Ware

today in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Big Boi @ SOB's
* Brain Cloud @ Barbes
* Jessie Ware @ The Box
* Darlene Love @ BB King's
* Yo La Tengo @ Maxwell's
* Tony Scherr @ Living Room
* Jim Campilongo @ Living Room
* Andrew Bird @ The Riverside Church
* Jason Lytle of Grandaddy @ Union Hall
* Vomitor, Negative Plane @ Public Assembly
* Smashing Pumpkins, Morning Parade @ Barclays Center
* Wheeler Brothers, Winter Sounds @ The Mercury Lounge
* Wyatt Cenac, Sara Schaefer, Nikki Glaser @ Littlefield
* Jason Mraz, Fitz & the Tantrums @ Madison Square Garden
* Gasoline Heart, Death On Two Wheels @ Knitting Factory
* Haybaby, Bad Cello, Butter The Children, LVL UP @ Big Snow
* Katy Steele, Teen Commandments, Belly Fire, Beca @ Cameo Gallery
* Hillary Barleaux, Catey Shaw, Ann Driscoll, Chloe Sunshine @ Cake Shop
* George Michaels (mems Bad Credit No Credit & Not Blood Paint) covering George Michael, Fernando Martinez & Friends a/k/a Holey Moley covering Hole, Sleepies w/ Alyse from EULA cover Pixies, Geek Skull covering The Ramones (Sandy benefit) @ Death by Audio

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Rachel Zeffira of Cat's Eyes released her first solo album, The Deserters, today in the UK. Like her band (with Farris of The Horrors), it's vaguely '60s-ish, but quite lovely and makes for nice mellow listening. You can stream the whole album below.

How to Dress Well made a video for "& It Was U." Check it out below.

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Monday? (Hanukkah night 3)"

by Andrew Sacher

Kendrick Lamar

FACT is still one of the best sources for cutting edge electronic music, and I always look forward to their top 50 albums of the year list, which they've just published for 2012. As usual, it doesn't only contain electronic albums.

This year's list has a good deal of indie rap (Haleek Maul, Schoolboy Q, Le1f, Main Attrakionz, Spaceghostpurrp) and it's the only non-metal list I've seen so far with Black Breath's Sentenced to Life (!). And of course, to compliment the dancefloor records, it's got its fair share of electronic-tinged indie pop, forward thinking R&B, and outsider experimental music.

Check out the full list below.

Continue reading "FACT's Top 50 Albums of 2012"

Total Loss

As mentioned before, How to Dress Well's new album, Total Loss, will be out September 17 and that's the cover art above and you can check LP track "Cold Nights" below. If you pre-order the vinyl, you'll get a bonus 7" with your order.

HTDW is playing a few shows in Europe this summer and while he has no formal North American tour plans, he will be playing Santos on October 8. Tickets to that show go on sale Friday, August 10 at noon.

That song stream and all upcoming How to Dress Well dates are listed below.

Continue reading "How to Dress Well playing Santos in October; stream a new track from his upcoming LP"

by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: How to Dress Well - "Ocean Floor for Everything" (MP3)

How to Dress Well at Pitchfork Fest 2011 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
How to Dress Well

As mentioned, How to Dress Well (aka Tom Krell) is kicking off a tour with Babe Rainbow (aka Cam Reed) and Aaron Read this week which will see Tom joined on stage by Cam and Aaron at each show along with an opening set from Babe Rainbow. That tour comes to NYC for the previously discussed show at Public Assembly on Saturday (6/9), which Rimar also opens. Tickets for that show are still available.

But before that, How to Dress Well will play a "private" show on Tuesday (6/5) at 141 Chrystie with Elite Gymnastics (whose NYC debut at MHoW Saturday had some unintended glitches) and DJ sets by Physical Therapy, Shayne (of Hood by Air), Arca, and Babe Rainbow. Doors are at 9, show starts at 10. There will be a few tickets available at the door: $10 cover and access is very limited, so get there early. The flier for this show is below.

HTDW's new album, Total Loss, is due out this fall via Acephale. He recently revealed the title track, "Ocean Floor For Everything," which is in the same vein of ambient R&B as his 2010 debut LP, Love Remains, but with much clearer production and Tom Krell's vocals are pushed to the forefront. It's pretty great, and you can download it above or stream it below, along with a list of all dates.

Continue reading "How to Dress Well playing 141 Chrystie w/ Elite Gymnastics before tour (dates & MP3)"

sledisland

The 2012 edition of Calgary, Alberta festival Sled Island is set to take place from June 20-23 at venues throughout the city. This year includes over 200 bands performing at 30 venues plus a large comedy schedule, film screenings, and art shows.

Sled Island 2012 will once again use outdoor venue Olympic Plaza as its main stage, featuring performances by Feist, The Hold Steady, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, The Dudes, Shabazz Palaces, Parlovr, and others.

Acts including Russian Circles, Hot Snakes, The Antlers, Boris, Thurston Moore, Willis Earl Beal, Trust, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Terry Malts, Neil Hamburger, How To Dress Well, The Evaporators (aka Nardwuar's band), DJ Jonathan Toubin, Hannibal Buress, Andrew W.K., Tim Heidecker, Archers of Loaf, and many more will be performing at various bars and venues. Check out the full lineup at the bottom of this post.

Festival passes, individual tickets for some clubs shows, and tickets for the Olympic Plaza events only are all on sale. The full festival schedule iwill be announced in June.

Full lineup and 2012 festival trailer below...

Continue reading "Feist, Stephen Malkmus, The Hold Steady and lots more playing Calgary's Sled Island Festival (full line-up)"

DOWNLOAD: Elite Gymnastics - "So Close to Paradise 3" (Physical Therapy Remix)
DOWNLOAD: Elite Gymnastics - "Here In Heaven 4 & 5" (CFCF Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: How to Dress Well - "Here In Heaven 3" (Elite Gymnastics Cover) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Elite Gymnastics - "Minneapolis Belongs To You 3" (LOL Boys Remix) (MP3)

Elite Gymnastics
Elite Gymnastics

Brooklyn's Lemonade, whose new album Diver comes out later this month via True Panther, will play a local show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 2 with Teengirl Fantasy and Elite Gymnastics. Tickets go on sale Wednesday (5/16) at noon.

Last month, Lemonade released a 12" for Diver single, "Neptune" featuring remixes from Mike Simonetti, Sinjin Hawke, Pasternak, and Jacques Renault. Grab the original HERE and stream all four remixes below.

The MHOW show will be the first NYC show for Minneapolis K-Pop influenced electronic duo Elite Gymnastics, who just wrapped up a tour with Sleigh Bells and Javelin. They've got a bunch of free releases on their tumblr, including the recently released RUIN 3, which compiles covers and remixes of tracks from the impressive RUIN 1 and 2, which have since been combined for a not-free vinyl release on Acephale. RUIN 3 includes remixes by CFCF, LOL Boys, and Physical Therapy and a cover by How to Dress Well, all of which you can download above or stream below. It also includes remixes by Natalie Bootleg and Anime Skyscraper, the latter of which you can stream below.

Their next release, RUIN 4, is available for pre-order at the Acephale webstore as a bundle with poster, buttons, and t-shirt. The CD includes two previously unreleased tracks from the RUIN sessions, all of RUIN 3, and more TBA.

Speaking of Sleigh Bells, they've announced a set of July tour dates that include Making Time 12th Anniversary HYPER-RAGER in Philly. All dates are listed, along with the above-mentioned streams, below...

Continue reading "Lemonade releasing 'Diver,' playing a show w/ Elite Gymnastics (who are making their NYC debut); Sleigh Bells touring"

How to Dress Well at Pitchfork Fest 2011 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
How to Dress Well

Brooklyn ambient popper How to Dress Well aka Tom Krell (who now calls Chicago home) is set to kick off a tour in June with Warp-signed Babe Rainbow and Aaron Read. That tour includes mostly west coast and Canada dates but it will come to NYC for a Brooklyn show on June 9 at Public Assembly. Tickets for that show went on sale this morning.

As Exclaim points out, Babe Rainbow (aka Cam Reed) and Aaron Read are on board to play live with HTDW at the shows, and the three musicians will be previewing some new material off of what will eventually become a new HTDW release. "This next album is about opening my heart, opening myself, to receive an address from myself I've been waiting for, for too long," said Tom of his new material.

In addition to assisting HTDW on stage, Babe Rainbow will also be open all dates on the tour. Check out a video of "It's All Happening" off his 2011 Endless Path EP with all dates below.

Continue reading "How to Dress Well will play new songs on tour with Babe Rainbow (dates)"

DOWNLOAD: Active Child - 'Playing House' w/ HTDW (Chad Valley remix) (MP3)

Active Child @ Emo's (more by Tim Griffin)
Active Child

As recently mentioned, the harp playing electro-dream popper Active Child is now out on a tour that hits Bowery Ballroom in NYC this Saturday (9/10). Tickets are still on sale. Com Truise and the UK's Young Athletes League open the NYC show and other dates on the tour.

As also previously mentioned, Jonquil member Chad Valley joins the tour on 9/12 in Boston and stays on through the end. New Yorkers don't get Chad on the bill, but Chad does hit NYC for CMJ at LPR on 10/20 and then again on 10/26 at Terminal 5 with Friendly Fires and Theophilus London. All dates are listed below.

Chad Valley just finished a remix of of Active Child's song "Playing House", one of the best on the new album "You Are All I see" (out now on Vagrant). It's the song that features the complimentary R&B stylings of How to Dress Well. That remix makes its debut here. Grab it above!

Continue reading "Chad Valley remixed Active Child/How to Dress well -- MP3 premiere, updated tour dates, Bowery Ballroom Saturday"

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo & Josh Darr

Twin Sister
Twin Sister
Cut Copy

Pitchfork Fest Day Three (Sunday, 7/17/11) was the day to go if you were looking to dance. The last day of the fest was pretty heavy on the electronic music with Cut Copy, Toro y Moi, HEALTH, Baths, Darkstar, and for something way chiller, How to Dress Well. The third day provided lo-fi masters Kurt Vile, Ariel Pink, and Deerhunter, and complete opposite ends of the hip hop spectrum with the abrasive and utterly offensive Odd Future and the this-must-be-from-another-planet rap of Shabazz Palaces. Day three was also the one chance to see a metal band (Kylesa).

Sunday was headlined by TV on the Radio. TVOTR, like Fleet Foxes who headlined the day before, have a wildly impressive double bill at Williamsburg Waterfront in September. Theirs is with Broken Social Scene on September 8. Tickets are still available.

Twin Sister played Sunday, and you can catch them for free in McCarren Park this Wednesday night (7/27).

Pictures of OFWGTKA's set are HERE. Day Two HERE. Day One HERE. Pics from the rest of Day Three are below...

Continue reading "pics from Pitchfork Fest 2011 -- Day Three"

The Rapture at FYFest (more by Rachel Carr)
The Rapture

The Rapture have released an Emperor Machine Remix Edit of "How Deep Is Your Love?" via the Adult Swim Singles Program (which recently released songs by Best Coast, The Tallest Man On Earth, Mastodon, How To Dress Well, Ford & Lopatin, and Active Child). Listen to the song below now. Download it Wednesday (7/20) along with all the other tracks released so far. Look for upcoming songs from Clams Casino, JJ feat. Ne-Yo, El-P, and Cerebral Ballzy in the coming weeks.

The Rapture play Music Hall Of Williamsburg on 8/20 before they head across the pond to the EU. The show is sold-out. All dates are also listed below.

Continue reading "Adult Swim Singles continues w/ a Rapture remix (listen)"

Superchunk @ Radio City in March (more by Tracy Allison)
Superchunk

today in NYC
* Yoro Ndiaye @ SOB's
* Juakali @ Southpaw
* Dawn Landes @ Barbes
* The Slip @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Marc Cohn @ City Winery
* Questlove @ Brooklyn Bowl
* tUnE-yArDs, Austra @ Pier 54
* Dean and Ravo, DMC @ Europa
* Tim Berne, Kris Davis @ The Stone
* Johnny Thunders Birthday Celebration
* Swamp Dogg @ MetroTech Commons
* Gomez, Good Old War @ Terminal 5
* Mike Bones, Favourite Sons @ Zebulon
* Old 97's, Robert Ellis @ The Bell House
* Gary War, K Holes, Pop. 1280 @ Union Hall
* Mona, The Static Jacks @ Knitting Factory
* Superchunk, OFF!, Lemuria @ House of Vans
* The Wooden Birds, Ma'am @ Mercury Lounge
* King Creosote, Jon Hopkins @ Mercury Lounge
* Wild Beasts, Marques Toliver @ Le Poisson Rouge
* John Wesley Coleman, Rayon Beach @ Don Pedro
* White Hills, Man Forever, Weird Owl @ Union Pool
* Bambara, Yvette, French Miami @ Death By Audio
* Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers @ Hiro Ballroom
* Living Days, Chelsea Boys, Frances Rose @ Cake Shop
* Kris Davis, Ingrid Laubrock, Tyshawn Sorey @ The Stone
* Patti Smith @ Castle Clinton National Monument at Battery Park
* Heaven (The Rock Shop's 1st Anniversary Show) @ The Rock Shop
* Reggie Watts, Yellowdogs, Aislyn, Los ToughFists @ Public Assembly
* Celestial Shore, White Laces, Arches, Megafortress @ Shea Stadium
* A&R, Little Star Dweller, Bermuda Bonnie, Infernal Devices @ Glasslands
* Emilyn Brodsky, Anna Vogelzang, Lady Lamb The Beekeeper @ Silent Barn
* Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Girl in a Coma @ Seaside Summer Concerts
* Frankie Gavin & De Dannan, Liam O Maonlai, Mcpeake @ Prospect Park Bandshell
* Tiberius, Selfsame, Pretty Good Dance Moves, Supagroup, Diamondsnake, Unicorn @ Pianos
* Gunfight!, Shark?, Autodrone, DJ Steve Morehouse, The Benefit Of Music @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Marley Marl, Grand Wizzard Theodore, Mista Sinista, Chairman Mao, Roli Rho (5th Platoon), Twilite Tone, Getlive (Salute the DJ) @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

Check out This Week in Indie for more on some shows.

Get in line now for Patti Smith.

Too many free shows to choose from tonight.

We're giving away VIP tickets to see DFA1979/The Drums at Williamsburg Waterfront, via Facebook.

Check out our interview with Austra who plays the free show at Pier 54 tonight.

How to Dress Well recorded a live in-studio version of "Decisions" with an orchestra off his orchestral EP Just Once, out now on Yours Truly. Video below.

David Lynch set his short film, I Touch a Red Button to Interpol's "Lights" off their 2010 self titled LP. Check out the collaboration below.

What else?

Continue reading "What's going on Thursday?"

DOWNLOAD: Chad Valley - "Now That I'm Real (How Does It Feel?)" (Courtship Remix) (MP3)

Active Child at Le Poisson Rouge in May (more by David Andrako)
Active Child

Pat Grossi aka Active Child will follow up last year's Curtis Lane EP with the full length album You Are All I See on August 23 via Vagrant Records. The album was produced by Ariel Rechtshaid (Cass McCombs, Glasser) and features a collaboration with How to Dress Well. The Adult Swim Singles Program has a download for the album track "Hanging On." Stream the How to Dress Well collaboration called "Playing House" below.

Active Child will go on his first headlining tour with a full band in support of the album this August and September. The tour begins with a month-long residency at The Echo in LA followed by a month of North American dates with support from Com Truise and Chad Valley on select dates. The tour hits NYC on September 10 at Bowery Ballroom with Com Truise. Tickets for the NYC show are on sale now.

Chad Valley, who isn't on the NYC bill, will be touring in support of his recently released EP Equatorial Ultravox. Grab the Courtship remix of "Now That I'm Real (How Does It Feel?)" above and watch the video below.

All tour dates, videos, tracklist and stream below...

Continue reading "Active Child album info & tour dates (How to Dress Well, Com Truise & Chad Valley included)"

DOWNLOAD: How To Dress Well - "Ready for the World" (XXXY Re-Edit) (MP3)

by Andrew Sacher

XXXY

Since adopting the moniker XXXY in 2009, UK producer Rupert Taylor has dropped quite a few singles on various labels. Earlier this year, he put out a 10" single for "You Always Start It" b/w "Ordinary Things" on the Ten Thousand Yen label. 350 copies were pressed and are now all sold out but you can stream the tracks on his bandcamp and below.

XXXY is back with his second single of the year, "You Gotta Do You" b/w "Open Your Eyes," which he released today (7/8) on Orca Recordings. On the new tracks XXXY goes for a slightly wonkier, bass-heavy sound, as opposed to his more chilled out offerings from earlier this year. Listen to soundcloud streams of the tracks below and pick up the 12" at Boomkat.

In addition to his singles, he's also done remixes for notable artists including Radiohead and How To Dress Well.

StompMag: The first track of yours I heard was a remix of Videotapes by Radiohead. Are you a big fan?

XXXY: Yeah, I'm a really big Radiohead fan. I haven't had the chance to get to the new album as much as I'd like to but I love everything they've done and I've been to see them a bunch of times. The remix of Videotapes just kind of came into my head and it was around the right tempo for me to work with. Normally when I'm doing remixes people approach me with an idea and if it's something I want to do and if I like the music, I'll do it. With the remix of Ready For The World, Tri Angle approached me and asked would I like to do something for How To Dress Well. And I said "definitely" because I love the album. And I think it turned out pretty good.

StompMag: Do you listen to a lot of music from the Tri Angle label?

XXXY: Yeah, I really like the stuff they're putting out. I really like OOoOO and How To Dress Well- they've got a lot of strange interesting sounds coming out. It's something different and really high quality.

Grab the How To Dress Well remix above and check out the Radiohead remix (titled "Straight to Video") below.

XXXY has some upcoming international dates in late July and early August. Those dates include two US shows which both take place late this month in NYC. He headlines Tammany Hall on July 29 with Laurel Halo, Shlomo, Braille, and Contakt. Tickets are on sale now. The next day (7/30) he plays PS1's 'Warm Up' with Tri Angle's Holy Other and Das Racist (DJ).

All tour dates, a video for the 2010 single "Rain", streams and stuff below...

Continue reading "XXXY released another single, coming to NYC (dates)"

Guided by Voices @ Irving Plaza, New Year's Eve (more by Chris Gersbeck)
Guided by Voices

"As previously announced, the 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival will be taking place on Friday, July 15th through Sunday, July 17th at Chicago's Union Park! Tickets went on sale on March 4th, and, as predicted, three-day passes sold out in a record time of 24 hours! That said, eager prospective festival goers should fear not, as single-day passes are still available for the totally reasonable price of $45.

And now, without further ado, the newest additions to the 2011 Pitchfork Festival lineup! Friday will see the addition of Guided By Voices and Neko Case; Saturday's lineup will feature No Age, Gang Gang Dance, G-Side, and Chrissy Murderbot; Sunday's stellar lineup now includes The Fresh & Onlys, Radio Dept., HEALTH, Shabazz Palaces, Baths, How To Dress Well, Kurt Vile, and Twin Sister. Stay tuned for more bands still to be announced in the coming weeks!"
Guided by Voices are also playing the sold out Sasquatch Fest. Full Pitchfork lineup by day below...

Continue reading "Pitchfork Fest expands lineup (Guided by Voices & more)"

review by Rachel Kowal, photos by Erez Avissar

How to Dress Well at a church
How To Dress Well

"I'm sure you're all here to see How to Dress Well," joked the one-man opening act Autre Ne Veut as he walked on stage Friday night (maybe you also caught him Saturday at Pianos). But even if his frank assessment held a bit of truth, the mysteriously anonymous Brooklyn artist certainly caught the attention of the audience by his first move: stripping down to just a black tank top and underwear. (ok, so he was actually just changing his pants, but really - who does that on stage?)

Autre Ne Veut's set-up was pretty bare bones - just a guy singing karaoke style over 80s-fab beats and melodies and stumble-dancing around a smokey stage. Judging from the bemused expressions in the room, I know I wasn't the only one perplexed and bemused by the over-the-top performance. He may not have played any instruments, but the anonymous Brooklynite was constantly on the move - crouching down on stage, dangling the mic over his head, jerking back and forth, and swiveling hips in time to the music. "I feel a little like I'm watching a Paula Abdul video," whispered my friend Sarah. So true.

Near the end of his set, a little fan club of dancing girls formed at the foot of the stage. A couple of people even picked up the votive candles from the stage and began to swing them over their heads as Autre Ne Veut repeatedly sang the line, "You'll be dreaming about me." Even after he had concluded his set (with the requested song "Wake Up"), he stuck around on stage to dance when the house music (Prince's "Kiss") came on. How perfect.

In between sets, people milled around the small room of the church, sharing beers and exchanging stories as more people filtered in from the snowy Greenpoint streets
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"I usually try to only play shows at Best Buy and Brooklyn Bowl, but a church will do" said How to Dress Well's Tom Krell near the beginning of his set. And he was right - a church did seem to be an apt setting given his soulful falsetto (Antony Hegarty meets Usher) and the air of reverence emitting from the crowd.

Krell may have had "a little bit of a cold," but it didn't seem to hinder his performance. From his perch on the dimly lit stage, he easily captivated the sold-out crowd with his distinct combination of lo-fi bedroom pieces and R&B slow jams. Much of Krell's live show may be based on samples, but the result is no less arresting.

After playing nearly the entirety of his debut album, Love Remains, Krell returned to the candlelit stage for just one more song. "Don't tell anyone about this. I could get sued," he hastily confessed. To the delight of the crowd, he concluded his set with an Ariel Pink cover - "Fright Night (Nevermore)" (or by his dubbing, "Friday Night").

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Speaking of Ariel Pink covers, if you were wondering (like I was at first), why I didn't include the now-everywhere-on-the-internet Ariel Pink cover by Staten Island's PS22 in the post I did about PS22 on Friday, well it's because the very-bloggable video wasn't actually posted to PS22's YouTube until later that day. If you haven't seen it yet, you can now watch it below.

Also below are more pictures and videos of both acts at the church (including a shot of HTDW's setlist), video from a show How to Dress Well played in Toronto since then, and more tour dates...

Continue reading "How to Dress Well played Church of the Messiah w/ Autre Ne Veut, covered Ariel Pink (just like PS22) - pics, review, videos"

DOWNLOAD: Autre Ne Veut: "Two Days of Rain" (MP3)

How to Dress Well @ Glasslands in August (more by Erez Avissar)
How to Dress WEll

"One of the lessons of this past year is that there's surprisingly fertile ground to be tilled between D'Angelo and Avey Tare. Between them, stripped-down R&B and arty, slurry, ritualistic avant-pop privilege a similar kind of guilelessness. Both modes do impressionism well, and both have no problem letting vocals veer into the moans and murmurs one might hear at a séance. Differences abound, of course, but so do signs of fruitful communion-- among them Autre Ne Veut. A one-man act from New York (he prefers to keep his identity secret), Autre Ne Veut shares qualities and a scene with acts like How to Dress Well, Games, and, less directly, soul-aspiring indie bands from Bon Iver to Yeasayer. But Autre Ne Veut has something special. For one thing, every song on his self-titled debut is a marvel, each in its own way. For another, the way he steers his voice toward the eccentricities and extremes of R&B sounds disarmingly logical, natural, and heartfelt." [Pitchfork]
How To Dress Well (whose favorite records of 2010 include Burzum and Gucci Mane) will play a show with Autre Ne Veut (possibly with dancers?) at the Messiah Church in Brooklyn on Friday, January 28th. Tickets are on sale.

You can also catch Autre Ne Veut at a more traditional venues, at Pianos in Manhattan, on January 29th with Zambri, Laurel Halo and Mirror Mirror. Tickets are on sale for that too.

All tour dates below...

Continue reading "How to Dress Well playing a Brooklyn church w/ Autre Ne Veut & other dates "

Freddie Gibbs
Freddie Gibbs

Freddie Gibbs will rhyme all over Glasslands on Friday (10/22) when he hits the Yours Tru.ly showcase alongside Sun Airway, Cults, Kisses, Laurel Halo, Candy Claws, Young Man, Oberhofer, Guards, and James Vincent McMorrow. The show is the day before he hits the #OFFLINE Pitchfork party at Brooklyn Bowl (10/23) which will also feature Cults. Tour dates are below.

Dent May is prepping to play the Chocolate Bobka day party at Pianos as we speak (10/20, set is at 6PM), and will be joined by Woodsman, Sultan, and many others on it's two floors. Git on down there! Or if you can't make it today, then catch Dent May at the #OFFLINE party at Brooklyn Bowl Thursday, or the Forest Family/Gorilla Vs Bear party later that day (doors at 6) at The Pyramids (32D South 1st Street) with Marnie Stern, Eternal Summers, La Cera, Family Trees, Luke Rathbone, Young Prisms, Slow Animal, and... Surfer Blood.

Small Black is hitting the road with Class Actress for a string of US dates, and will follow those up with some in the EU. But before that, the band has a CMJ showcase (and the non-CMJ #OFFLINE show) to headline at Pianos on 10/21, stocked with bands like Sun Airway, La Ices, S.Carey, and Suuns who also plays the BrooklynVegan showcase the same night.

Speaking of the BrooklynVegan showcase and #OFFLINE, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are now playing both. They've always been our Thursday night headliner (tickets are getting close to sold out) and Pitchfork just added them to their Saturday show. They added Titus Andronicus to that day too, and released the set times for all three days. The Fool's Gold 3rd Anniversary Party portion happens late Saturday night (starts at midnight). All the set times are below.

You can spend all day at Public Assembly on Saturday, and still get to Brooklyn Bowl in time to see Ty Segall, Pains, Matthew Dear, Freddie Gibbs, Titus for a 2nd time, and all of the Fool's Gold stuff.

Highlife plays the Chouette show at Bruar Falls today at 4PM (10/20) with Sharon Van Etten and Lower Dens (who play the BV Day Party on Fri), but also will play the Invisible Children/Blogotheque Showcase on 10/22 as well as the #OFFLINE party at Brooklyn Bowl the next day (10/23). The Blogtheque showcase will go down at SPiN NYC (48 East 23rd St) and will also feature Traffique and Yellow Ostrich.

How to Dress Well will do double duty TONIGHT (10/20), playing the Ramiken Crucible with Salem and then the Lefse/I Guess I'm Floating CMJ showcase at The Delancey later on with A Classic Education and many others. In addition to playing the #OFFLINE party at Brooklyn Bowl on 10/22, he'll also DJ the Altered Zones after-party at Glasslands with John Maus, Prince Rama, Greatest Hits, Teen Inc, Hippos in Tanks DJs, and more. The next day, you can catch HTDW at the Fader Fort with OFF!, Teen Inc, Wack Flocka Flame, Royal Bangs, Tanlines, Glasser and others. RSVP here.

Exhausted yet? Our full guide to tonight/Wednesday is HERE. Dates for artists mentioned above, set times and stuff below...

Continue reading "more bands, CMJ parties & tour dates (#OFFLINE set times, Freddie Gibbs, Small Black, TPOBPAH, Dent May & more)"

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOADA Classic Education - I Lost Time (MP3)
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Tamaryn
Tamaryn

My picks for day parties are HERE. Here are my picks for things to do tonight, Wednesday, Day Two of CMJ 2010. Set times are included for shows that don't have flyers.

Tonight's biggest ticket is Phoenix/Dirty Projectors/Wavves at MSG. But to get in with your badge you need to go to the exhibitor hall to pick up what few tickets they have (which is probably none at this point). Time is probably better spent elsewhere, as good as all those bands are. You can also go see Wavves later at the Purevolume House with Matthew Dear.

I think tonight's hottest ticket is going to be the Stereogum/Popgun showcase at Santos Party House, a pretty unmissable two-floor assault featuring wild tambourine action of The Drums (who also play Webster Hall tonight with Surfer Blood), Wild Nothing's immaculate indiepop, gothy shoegaze temptress Tamaryn, the undeniably catchy Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr., plus Marnie Stern, Diamond Rings and more. If you're badgeless and were smart, you RSVP'd for discount admission. (Too late now.) All others pay $10 smackers. Set times on the flyer at the bottom of this post.

It's pretty clear that Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr (I may have to start referring to them as DEJJ) are contenders for the Overachievers crown at CMJ2010. If you wanna tick them off your list early, you might want to swing by Bruar Falls where they'll play at 7:30 PM. I'd advise you to stick around afterwards for awesome Magic Bullets (8:20PM) though I'm sure you're going to see them when they open our day party on Friday.

Anglophiles should head straight to Littlefield for the U.S. debuts of three new UK actsFrankie & the Heartstrings (9PM), the Good Natured (9:45) and  Chapel Club (10:30).  Also on the bill: the blissed-out sounds of Miami dancepop artist Millionyoung. (11:30) $8 without a badge.

Staying in the neighborhood (Park Slope), The Rock Shop has a good line-up: Tape Deck Mountain (7:30), Cloud Nothings (8:30), Blair (9:30), Braids,(10:30) Lesands (11:30)and Beach Fossils. (12:30AM). $10 if you don't have a badge.

Sky Larkin
Sky Larkin

Or, at The Bell House, it's the Pop Justice/Highrise PR showcase with an international lineup, including personal faves Sky Larkin, (9:50PM)  fist-pumping electro-rockers Fenech Soler (who I saw last night at Pianos, pretty good if a l'il cheesy), French disco act The Aikiu (10:30PM) Canadian disco act Parallels (11:45PM), and more. The party goes late -- Fenech Soler aren't on till 1:35AM (ugh) so if you live in the neighborhood, maybe stop by there before you go home. There's like 10 bands playing this total and it's only $5 to get in. Bargain.

The good folks at Free Williamsburg are throwing a big unofficial party at Glasslands with North Highlands (a local must see if you're visiting from elesewhere), Zambri, Pujol, Yellow Ostrich and more. $7. Set times are on the flyer which is at the bottom of this post.

And lastly, the I Guess I'm Floating/Lefse Records showcase at The Delancey is loaded with great new talent, including Dominant Legs (7PM), A Classic Education (7:45PM), Candy Claws (12:15AM) and seven more. The night ends with How to Dress Well (1:45AM) who is playing a bunch of shows this week, which hopefully means he's put some thought into his performance. His live debut at Glasslands back in August was kind of disasterous.

Again, these are just MY picks. There's a zillion shows tonight including:

ALSO TONIGHT
* Surfer Blood @ Webster Hall (twice)
* The Knocks & Holy Ghost! @ Bowery Ballroom
* STRIFE, Disembodied, Iron Age, Earthless, Priestess, Naam @ Mercury Lounge
* Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Langhorne Slim, Jesse Sykes & Phil Wandscher, Mimicking Birds @ Highline Ballroom

Go see something. Show flyers are after the jump.

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Matthew Dear @ MHOW in 2008 (more by Bao Nguyen)
Matthew Dear

As mentioned, Pitchfork will be hosting three days of shows at Brooklyn Bowl during, but-it-looks-like/probably completely unaffiliated with, CMJ this year (Thursday/Friday/Saturday CMJ week). "Brooklyn Bowl is located at 61 Wythe Avenue between N. 11th and N. 12th streets. The festival starts at 2 p.m. each day, with doors opening at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10, both in advance and day of the show." They're calling it the #OFFLINE Festival.

Based on the lineups and start time, it looks like each #OFFLINE day will be about a 12 hour show. No set times yet though, but the full lineups and ticket links are below...

Matthew Dear is one of the biggest names on the list (he plays Saturday), and it will be one of three CMJ week shows for Matthew. His first is Friday night at Webster Hall with Jamaica and Dominique Young Unique. His third is later on Saturday at Public Assembly for the FIXED/Making Time Party with Matthew Dear, Crocodiles, Holy Ghost!, Javelin, Gold Panda, Jamaica, and Kisses.

The FIXED/Making Time party starts after the BrooklynVegan party which is also happening at Public Assembly that same day. Just to be clear:

SATURDAY OCTOBER 23RD
* BrooklynVegan @ Public Assembly 12-6pm (free - more details TBA)
* FIXED/Making Time @ Public Assembly 9pm-late (tickets)
* Pitchfork @ Brooklyn Bowl 2pm-late (tickets)
* BrooklynVegan metal @ Union Pool 7pm-late ($5.00 or CMJ badge at the door)

We (BrooklynVegan) will also be at Public Assembly all day on Friday, October 22nd (details TBA), and at Music Hall of Williamsburg on the Thursday night.

All Matthew Dear tour dates (many of which we previously posted including a November show at MHoW), and the Pitchfork #OFFLINE Fest info, below...

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Modest Mouse @ Williamsburg Waterfront last time (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Modest Mouse

today in NYC
* Black Sheep @ Europa
* Regal Degal @ Glasslands
* Marc Maron @ Union Hall
* Charlatans UK @ Best Buy
* Eminem & Jay-Z @ Yankee Stadium
* Ziggy Marley @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Charlie Musselwhite @ Joe's Pub
* Charlie Hunter @ Cameo Gallery
* Neon Trees @ Apple Store (Soho)
* Nomo, Delicate Steve @ Union Pool
* Ken Ueno, Tim Feeney @ The Stone
* Linkin Park @ Nokia Best Buy Theatre
* Scott Robinson, Julian Thayer @ The Stone
* Slash, Tab the Band, Taddy Porter @ Terminal 5
* Jackson Browne, David Lindley @ Beacon Theatre
* Battlehooch, Tiny Victories, Data Dog @ Cake Shop
* Mystery Jets, Dominant Legs, Ravens & Chimes @ Mercury Lounge
* Black Milk, Sean Price, Elzhi, Guilty Simpson, DJ Spinna @ Southpaw
* Modest Mouse & Marcellus Hall @ Williamsburg Waterfront
* The Charlatans UK, Sherlock's Daughter @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Greg Davis & Ben Vida, Geoff Mullen, Lussuria, Brad Loving @ Zebulon
* The Jim Jones Revue, TV Tramps, Golden Triangle @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Reggie Watts, Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens @ Fort Greene Park
* Laura Veirs & The Hall of Flames, The Watson Twins, Land To Sea @ Bowery Ballroom

BrooklynVegan presents the Black Milk release party at Southpaw Black Milk will be joined by Sean Price, Elzhi, Guilty Simpson, DJ Spinna and more.

The Charlatans UK will stop by Best Buy before heading to Music Hall tonight.

Modest Mouse is going to try this again.

Mystery Jets + Dominant Legs at Mercury Lounge.

UPDATE: Mystery Jets cancelled tonight, but are playing tomorrow.

How to Dress Well's new video for "Ready for the World" below...

What else?

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Stereogum

Stereogum listed the "40 Best New Bands of 2010". They have a lot more detail, but you can also check out their list, alphabetically, below...

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