Entries tagged with: How to Dress Well

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Hopscotch

We recently mentioned that the Hopscotch Music Festival will return to various downtown Raleigh, NC venues from September 4-6, and now the initial lineup has been announced. It's looking pretty great as usual with Spoon, Mastodon, St. Vincent, Sun Kil Moon, Death, High On Fire, Jamie xx, Thurston Moore, Phosphorescent (solo), White Lung, How to Dress Well, The Haxan Cloak, Power Trip, Mutual Benefit, Deniro Farrar, Diarrhea Planet, Nik Turner's Hawkwind, SubRosa, KEN mode, Yvette, Potty Mouth, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Ryley Walker, Eagulls, Krill, Axxa/Abraxas and many more. 3-day wristbands are on sale now and single day wristbands go on sale in June. There will also be individual tickets on sale soon for the shows happening at City Plaza.

Full initial lineup below...

Continue reading "Hopscotch Festival 2014 initial lineup (Spoon, Mastodon, Sun Kil Moon, St. Vincent, Death, High on Fire, White Lung & more)"

by Andrew Sacher

How to Dress Well at LPR last month (more by Amanda Hatfield)
HtDW

Tom Krell's How to Dress Well project was just on tour (check out pics from LPR) previewing new material from an upcoming album, which he's now just officially announced. His third album, "What Is This Heart?", will be out on June 24 via Weird World. It features previously-released single "Words I Don't Remember" and the just-released single, "Repeat Pleasure." Like on its predecessor, the new single further distances HtDW from the reverbed-out R&B of his debut and continues to make a case for him as an increasingly strong songwriter. Check out both singles and the LP tracklist, below...

Continue reading "How to Dress Well announces new album, releases new single, "Repeat Pleasure" (listen)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

How to Dress Well / Forest Swords @ Le Poisson Rouge - 3/26/14
How to Dress Well
Forest Swords

How to Dress Well continues to evolve from a maker of chilled-out, reverby R&B to an emotive songwriter, and he's been showing that off on his current tour which sees him playing a bunch of new songs. Joined by a live band, he brought that tour to NYC last Friday (3/21) at Rough Trade NYC for the venue's first night back open, and again at Le Poisson Rouge this past Wednesday (3/26). On stage at LPR, he said that he promised his manager he wouldn't say anything about when a new album comes out, but we're hoping it won't be too long. His tourmate, Forest Swords (also with live accompaniment), opened the show with his psychedelic electronic music which pairs well with HtDW.

The LPR show also included an opening set by drone musician Jefre Cantu-Ledesma. Pictures of all three artists are in this post. They continue, with a stream of HtDW's recent single "Words I Don't Remember," below...

Continue reading "How to Dress Well played new material at Le Poisson Rouge with Forest Swords and Jefre Cantu-Ledesma (pics)"

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After four months of being closed for renovations and soundproofing (a mere week after they first opened), Rough Trade's music venue finally has the green light to reopen. Tonight (3/21) there's two shows: Rathborne and Streets of Laredo early (tickets), and How to Dress Well late (sold out). Saturday night (3/22) is Elysian Fields, Melvin Van Peebles Menage A Trois, and The Aspiring Me (tickets); and Sunday has Genesis Breyer P-Orridge in conversation with JG Thirlwell, which is free, followed by a book signing.

Other notable upcoming shows: The Allah-Las (3/27, sold out), The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (3/28, sold out), and I Break Horses on 4/18 (tickets). Also upcoming is Ben Watt w/ Bernard Butler to which you can still get tickets (Joe's Pub is sold out), but if you'd like to go for free, we're giving a pair away. Details below.

Full Rough Trade schedule is here. If you're going there, don't forget to check out the big Moog installationGlad to have you back open, guys, and glad to not have to write "Rough Trade cancels/moves more shows" anymore.

Contest details below...

Continue reading "Rough Trade's music venue is open; How to Dress Well plays there tonight ++ win tix to Ben Watt"

Flume

Australian beatmaker Flume recently announced some dates surrounding appearances at Coachella and the South American Lollapaloozas, including a NYC show happening on April 14 at Highline Ballroom. That show quickly sold out, but Flume's since expanded his tour and added another big NYC show happening on July 18 at Terminal 5. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/21) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (3/19) at noon. Updated dates are listed below.

Flume is also giving the deluxe edition of his 2012 self-titled debut a vinyl release on April 15. The deluxe edition features collaborations with Freddie Gibbs, Ghostface Killah, Autre Ne Veut, Killer Mike, Twin Shadow, How To Dress Well, Stalley, and more, and Flume's just made a video for "Space Cadet" which features Ghostface and Autre Ne Veut. The animated video was directed by Jay Howell (Bob's Burgers) and Jim Dirschberger, who works with Jay on the Nickelodeon cartoon Sanjay and Craig. You can watch that video, with the list of tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Flume expands tour, playing Terminal 5, made a video with Autre Ne Veut & Ghostface Killah (updated dates)"

How to Dress Well in a church in 2011 (more by Erez Avissar)
HTDW

R&B forward-thinker How to Dress Well and dark psychedelic electronic musician Forest Swords have announed that they'll be teaming up for a North American tour together this March. The tour brings them to NYC for shows on March 21 at Rough Trade and March 26 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets for the Rough Trade show and the LPR show go on sale Friday (1/24). (Noon for RT, on-sale time TBA for LPR.)

All dates are listed, along with videos from both artists, below...

Continue reading "How to Dress Well & Forest Swords touring together (dates)"

Dr. Dog in Central Park in 2012 (more by Tracy Allison)
Dr Dog

NYU are doing their annual Mystery Concert on September 3 at the Skirball Center this year. Clues have led us to believe that the lineup might look like this: Danny Brown, How to Dress Well, and Speedy Ortiz. What do you think? The show is free with your NYU ID, but you must be a student to enter.

For a minute we thought maybe Dr. Dog was playing too due to a "Reservoir Dogs" clue NYU put out mixed with the last minute, random, small Dr. Dog show at Mercury Lounge happening late the same night, but then we realized "Reservoir Dogs" also leads to Danny Brown.

Dr. Dog's new album, B-Room, is out on ANTI- October 1, and they're heading out on the road with The Lumineers in the fall. All of their dates are listed below.

And meanwhile, we know for a fact that you can catch Danny Brown in NYC for free a day earlier at Fool's Gold Day Off in Williamsburg Park (9/2).

Continue reading "Danny Brown, How to Dress Well & Speedy Ortiz playing NYU Mystery Concert???; Dr. Dog playing Merc"

by Andrew Sacher

Jacques Greene

Montreal producer Jacques Greene is releasing a new EP, On Your Side, digitally on June 3 via LuckyMe and physically on July 1. He's just released the title track, for which he lies down a gorgeous UK-garage style beat and How to Dress Well's Tom Krell croons over it with his characteristic R&B approach. It's a great track, and you can check it out below.

It's not the first time this year that How to Dress Well teamed up with a hot producer. HTDW was also just announced as one of the participators in this year's BAM Next Wave Festival.

Song stream below...

Continue reading "listen to a new Jacques Greene song w/ How to Dress Well"

'Anna Nicole' kicks off BAM's 2013 Next Wave Fest...
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BAM has announced the 2013 Next Wave Festival which runs from September 17 - December 22. The line-up features a diverse range of programming including opera, theater, music and dance. This year's fest kicks off with the US premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage's opera Anna Nicole which has performances at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House from September 17 - 28:

The 2013 Next Wave Festival launches with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and New York City Opera co-production of Anna Nicole, an opera by composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and librettist Richard Thomas based on the flamboyant life and tragic death of Anna Nicole Smith.
Other highlights include... the New York premiere of Jem Cohen's "We Have an Anchor" at BAM Harvey Theater from September 26 - 28:
DIY auteur and consummate independent filmmaker Jem Cohen (Museum Hours, Instrument, Benjamin Smoke) collaborates with a supergroup of acclaimed musicians-- Guy Picciotto (Fugazi), Jim White (Dirty Three), T. Griffin (The Quavers), Efrim Manuel Menuck and Sophie Trudeau (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt. Zion), and Jessica Moss (Thee Silver Mt. Zion), plus guest vocalist Mira Billotte (White Magic)--in this cinematic love letter to Nova Scotia's Cape Breton.
And there's "21c Liederabend, op. 3" featuring compositions by compositions by new-music's finest: Thomas Cabaniss, Christopher Ceronne, Thomas Cipullo, Anna Clyne, Mohammed Fairouz, Judd Greenstein, Ted Hearne, Marie Incontrera, David T. Little, Tod Machover, Missy Mazzoli, Nico Muhly, Olga Neuwirth, Paola Prestini, Huang Ruo, Timur and the Dime Museum, Michael van der Aa, Alexandra Vrebalov, Julian Wachner, Holcombe Waller, Eric Whitacre, and Du Yun.

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There's also Questlove with "Electronium: The Future Was Then," which happens at Howard Gilman Opera House on October 25 & 26:

Following the success of Shuffle Culture (2012 Spring Season), BAM welcomes back Questlove with Electronium: The Future Was Then, a freely-associative and impressionistic musical homage to pioneers in the electronic music scene between 1948 and 1979. Questlove will be joined on stage by artists including Jeremy Ellis, How To Dress Well, Sonnymoon, and others to be announced. In Electronium, seminal electronic and archival recordings will be paired with modern riffs on classic electronic music models such as Busoni's New Esthetic in Music and Pierre Schaffer's Cinq Etudes--in addition to music from technological innovators such as Bob Moog, Stevie Wonder, and George Clinton.
Choreographer Bill T. Jones will have the New York premiere of his colaborative work, A Rite at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House from October 3 - 5:
Coinciding with the centenary of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, director Anne Bogart and choreographer Bill T. Jones present the collaborative work A Rite. A true dance-theater piece, A Rite examines the revolutionary score through the lens of our present cultural moment, incorporating the writings of physicist Brian Greene, musicologist Severine Neff, and Jonah Lehrer's bestselling book Proust was a Neuroscientist. The cast of dancers and actors blend seamlessly--from a discourse on the piece and its controversial reception to large group dances that reflect Nijinsky's famous steps--all set to a deconstruction of the score that ranges from a modern recording to an old crackling one to a section sung by the cast.
Then there's Gary Lucas - "The Edge of Heaven" at October 4 & 5 at BAM Fisher:
Acclaimed American guitarist and songwriter Gary Lucas returns to BAM with a live performance of his album The Edge of Heaven (2010), a series of Chinese pop tunes from the 1930s, arranged and performed with a blues inflection. Those songs were made famous by two of the biggest music and film stars--Bai Kwong and Chow Hsuan--in an era when Shanghai was known as the Paris of the East. The Edge of Heaven album reached number one on the World Music charts in Canada and was chosen as one of the Best Discs of the Year by the French newspaper Libération. Featuring Lucas, his band Gods and Monsters, and two female vocalists--Sally Kwok and Mo Hai Jin-- from Shanghai, the cabaret-style performance received standing ovations in 2011 at both the 64th Holland Festival in Amsterdam and the 28th Nijmegen Music Meeting.
And also post-classical string quartet ETHEL who are premiering their new work Documerica on October 2 at BAM Harvey Theater.

Season tickets to BAM Next Wave go on sale June 10 to Friends of BAM and June 17 to the general public. Tickets to individual performances of Anna Nicole, The Blue Dragon, and We Have An Anchor go on sale August 5 to Friends of BAM and August 12 to the general public. Everything else goes on sale August 26 to Friends of BAM and September 3 to the general public.

There's lots more than this happening at BAM Next Wave and the rundown of all this season's programming is below.

Continue reading "BAM 2013 Next Wave Festival announced: Anna Nicole Smith opera, Questlove, mems. Fugazi, Godspeed ++ more"

'Anna Nicole' kicks off BAM's 2013 Next Wave Fest...
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BAM has announced the 2013 Next Wave Festival which runs from September 17 - December 22. The line-up features a diverse range of programming including opera, theater, music and dance. This year's fest kicks off with the US premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage's opera Anna Nicole which has performances at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House from September 17 - 28:

The 2013 Next Wave Festival launches with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and New York City Opera co-production of Anna Nicole, an opera by composer Mark-Anthony Turnage and librettist Richard Thomas based on the flamboyant life and tragic death of Anna Nicole Smith.
Other highlights include... the New York premiere of Jem Cohen's "We Have an Anchor" at BAM Harvey Theater from September 26 - 28:
DIY auteur and consummate independent filmmaker Jem Cohen (Museum Hours, Instrument, Benjamin Smoke) collaborates with a supergroup of acclaimed musicians-- Guy Picciotto (Fugazi), Jim White (Dirty Three), T. Griffin (The Quavers), Efrim Manuel Menuck and Sophie Trudeau (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt. Zion), and Jessica Moss (Thee Silver Mt. Zion), plus guest vocalist Mira Billotte (White Magic)--in this cinematic love letter to Nova Scotia's Cape Breton.
And there's "21c Liederabend, op. 3" featuring compositions by compositions by new-music's finest: Thomas Cabaniss, Christopher Ceronne, Thomas Cipullo, Anna Clyne, Mohammed Fairouz, Judd Greenstein, Ted Hearne, Marie Incontrera, David T. Little, Tod Machover, Missy Mazzoli, Nico Muhly, Olga Neuwirth, Paola Prestini, Huang Ruo, Timur and the Dime Museum, Michael van der Aa, Alexandra Vrebalov, Julian Wachner, Holcombe Waller, Eric Whitacre, and Du Yun.

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There's also Questlove with "Electronium: The Future Was Then," which happens at Howard Gilman Opera House on October 25 & 26:

Following the success of Shuffle Culture (2012 Spring Season), BAM welcomes back Questlove with Electronium: The Future Was Then, a freely-associative and impressionistic musical homage to pioneers in the electronic music scene between 1948 and 1979. Questlove will be joined on stage by artists including Jeremy Ellis, How To Dress Well, Sonnymoon, and others to be announced. In Electronium, seminal electronic and archival recordings will be paired with modern riffs on classic electronic music models such as Busoni's New Esthetic in Music and Pierre Schaffer's Cinq Etudes--in addition to music from technological innovators such as Bob Moog, Stevie Wonder, and George Clinton.
Choreographer Bill T. Jones will have the New York premiere of his colaborative work, A Rite at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House from October 3 - 5:
Coinciding with the centenary of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, director Anne Bogart and choreographer Bill T. Jones present the collaborative work A Rite. A true dance-theater piece, A Rite examines the revolutionary score through the lens of our present cultural moment, incorporating the writings of physicist Brian Greene, musicologist Severine Neff, and Jonah Lehrer's bestselling book Proust was a Neuroscientist. The cast of dancers and actors blend seamlessly--from a discourse on the piece and its controversial reception to large group dances that reflect Nijinsky's famous steps--all set to a deconstruction of the score that ranges from a modern recording to an old crackling one to a section sung by the cast.
Then there's Gary Lucas - "The Edge of Heaven" at October 4 & 5 at BAM Fisher:
Acclaimed American guitarist and songwriter Gary Lucas returns to BAM with a live performance of his album The Edge of Heaven (2010), a series of Chinese pop tunes from the 1930s, arranged and performed with a blues inflection. Those songs were made famous by two of the biggest music and film stars--Bai Kwong and Chow Hsuan--in an era when Shanghai was known as the Paris of the East. The Edge of Heaven album reached number one on the World Music charts in Canada and was chosen as one of the Best Discs of the Year by the French newspaper Libération. Featuring Lucas, his band Gods and Monsters, and two female vocalists--Sally Kwok and Mo Hai Jin-- from Shanghai, the cabaret-style performance received standing ovations in 2011 at both the 64th Holland Festival in Amsterdam and the 28th Nijmegen Music Meeting.
And also post-classical string quartet ETHEL who are premiering their new work Documerica on October 2 at BAM Harvey Theater.

Season tickets to BAM Next Wave go on sale June 10 to Friends of BAM and June 17 to the general public. Tickets to individual performances of Anna Nicole, The Blue Dragon, and We Have An Anchor go on sale August 5 to Friends of BAM and August 12 to the general public. Everything else goes on sale August 26 to Friends of BAM and September 3 to the general public.

There's lots more than this happening at BAM Next Wave and the rundown of all this season's programming is below.

Continue reading "BAM 2013 Next Wave Festival announced: Anna Nicole Smith opera, Questlove, mems. Fugazi, Godspeed ++ more"

Coachella 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Coachella

Multi venue UK festival The Great Escape began today (5/15). The big lineup includes Brooklyn's Parquet Courts, Phosphorescent, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, a keynote speech by Billy Bragg, a set by Mikal Cronin who is one of ten acts this year that NME says you have to see, and much more. Head to Brighthelm Center on 5/16 for a show BrooklynVegan is co-presenting with M For Montreal with AA Wallace, Husky Rescue, Blue Hawaii, How to Dress Well, Phantom and Cloud Boat. The flyer for that is below.

In other festival news, Sasquatch is right around the corner, Lollapalooza has announced set times, Bonnaroo announced theirs earlier this month, Austin City Limits recently announced their lineup, Governors Ball recently announced the schedule and is basically sold out, GoogaMooga is this weekend in Prospect Park, and FYF Fest, which recently announced its lineup, goes on sale Thursday.

Our Great Escape flyer is below...

Continue reading "Great Escape happening now, Lollapalooza set times, FYF Fest tickets & other music festival news"

FYF

LA Fest FYF Fest is celebrating 10 years this year, and will take over Los Angeles State Historic Park on August 24 & 25. Check out the massive lineup in the poster above, and in alphabetical order below...

Continue reading "FYF Fest 2013 Lineup (My Bloody Valentine included)"

by Bill Pearis

High Highs @ Brooklyn Bowl, 9/18/2012 (more by Sarah Gainer)
High Highs

The High Highs released their debut album, Open Season, a few weeks ago and it's pretty lovely stuff: etherial, highly-melodic indiepop. You can stream the current single, "In a Dream," below and stream the whole album via Spotify.

The band have just been added to the Sky Ferreira/How to Dress Well tour that will hit NYC twice: March 20 at Bowery Ballroom and March 21 at Music Hall of Williamsburg, both of which are sold out. All High Highs tour dates are below.

Continue reading "High Highs released debut LP, added to Sky Ferreira / How to Dress Well tour (dates, stream)"

by Andrew Sacher

Shlohmo - 'Laid Out'
Laid Out

LA producer Shlohmo, who released the impressive Vacation EP last year, will be following that with a new EP, Laid Out, on March 5 via Friends of Friends/Wedidit. He just released the opening track, "Don't Say No," which features guest lead vocals from How to Dress Well. It sees HTDW returning to the cracked recording style of his debut LP over Shlohmo's sensual R&B beats. You can stream that and the warped hip hop of another Laid Out cut, "Later," below. That's the cover art above.

Shlohmo will be supporting the new EP with a tour that kicks off in Canada at the end of this month and makes its way to Brooklyn on March 7 at Output (74 Wythe Ave) before hitting Austin for SXSW. The Brooklyn date and a few others on the tour are with D33J.

Tour flyer, a list of all dates, those two song streams, and EP tracklist below...

Continue reading "Shlohmo announces tour, releasing a new EP (listen to a new song w/ How To Dress Well)"

Roots Picnic

The Roots are putting on their 6th Annual Roots Picnic in Philly on June 1 at Penns Landing with a pretty great lineup of Grimes, Solange, Joey Bada$$, How to Dress Well, Hit-Boy, Araabmuzik, DJ Premier, Naughty By Nature (backed by The Roots), Robert Glasper, Gary Clark Jr., Lushlife, and more. Tickets for the festival are on sale now.

Full lineup below...

Continue reading "The Roots Picnic tickets & 2013 lineup (Grimes, Solange, Joey Bada$$, How to Dress Well, Hit-Boy and more)"

Primavera 2013

Primavera Sound have announced their 2013 lineup, set to go down on May 22-26 in Barcelona, Spain. The announcement came via an animated video and artists performing include Phoenix, The Postal Service, Blur, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, My Bloody Valentine, Tame Impala, Wu-Tang Clan, Dead Can Dance, Grizzly Bear, The Knife, and loads more. Current lineup is below along with the flyer and video...

Continue reading "Primavera Sound 2013 line-up announced"

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)"

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