Entries tagged with: Italians Do it Better
Chromatics at MHoW, July 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Since the album came out, a lot of people on the road have been telling us they are curious to hear some of the unreleased music from the Kill For Love sessions...Recorded November 2009 through December 2011, these songs were all mixed between 4 & 6 a.m. After hours of tracking at the studio in Montreal, we'd clear the channels on the mixer, open a bottle of wine, & feel around in the dark...working our way through the atmospheric elements & peeling back layers of rhythm...throwing the songs into the abstract pile & playing them while driving home in the snow...The above update was posted with a new "album" by Chromatics titled Running from The Sun, which was culled from the Kill for Love sessions. Stream/download that in full below, where you'll also find the lyrics and the tracklisting.
Desire, a band that contains two members of Chromatics, have released a new video for "Tears from Heaven" from the the forthcoming Italians Do It Better comp After Dark 2 (release date TBD). Check out that video below, along with the tracklisting. Chromatics, Glass Candy (who are on the lineup of the upcoming UR1 Festival), Farah and many others also contribute to the comp.
Glass Candy (from Portland) will join fellow Italians that Do it Better Chromatics (from Portland), Desire (from Montreal), and Simonetti (from Bayonne, New Jersey) for a five day stint of US dates that include Webster Hall in NYC on January 14th, 2011. RSVP for the NYC show and pay only $1 before midnight. All dates below.
A notable Ed Banger member/dance musician will make his way to the USA and Webster Hall in the new year:
Mr. Oizo, a pseudonym of French music producer and film director Quentin Dupieux, is a successful French electro house musician, mostly known for his 1999 track, "Flat Beat" and his collaborations with labelmate Uffie. His pseudonym is a corruption of the French oiseau, meaning "bird." He is currently signed to French electro record label, Ed Banger Records.Mr Oizo will play NYC on Feb 4, 2011 at Webster Hall. RSVP and pay $1 before midnight. He also has dates coming up much sooner in California and some in Chicago and Montreal. They are all listed below.
Speaking of Ed Banger, we can't forget the band that ultimately made that label happen. Daft Punk have a new album (soundtrack) on the way. To celebrate, Le Poisson Rouge welcomes the return of Faux Punk, the Daft Punk cover band, to the venue on Saturday, December 11th.
All Glass Candy and Mr. Oizo dates and some videos below.
photos by Ryan Muir
"You were standing by me almost the whole show, and believe me, I noticed you there. You looked beautiful, stylish and intriguing. Our eyes met quite a few times, and I racked my brain for a way I could strike up a conversation with you. You seemed to wait patiently by and get closer as the night progressed. But instead of coming up with some clever way of talking to you, I rudely bumped into you. I don't know if you heard my apology but whether you did or didn't, I should have expressed myself better, and at least offered to buy you a drink. In the end I tried to talk to you even though I could only think of idiotic things to say. I don't know if you'll ever read this, but if you do, I'm very sorry for my physical and mental clumsiness, and I hope you enjoyed the show. If you'd forgive me, I'd love to buy that drink I should have offered you sometime, and say this all to you in person."Glass Candy, Nite Jewel, and Twisted Wires played the Italians Do It Better showcase at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC Saturday night (3/7). More pictures from the night below...
[I bumped into you at Glass Candy - m4w - 30 (le Poisson Rouge)]
Felix Cartal @ Webster Hall - February 27, 2009 (Nicky Digital)
There was quite a bit going on last week, but I hardly went to any of it. I did most of my getting down at the David Byrne show Saturday night at Radio City, which I (unlike Jon Pareles) found to be a great show.
On my way home from David's show Friday night I found myself at the Studio at Webster Hall just to buy a friend a birthday drink. I caught some of Futurecop's set, but it was a bit too much, too soon after David Byrne for me to absorb any of it or make any judgment.
Fortunately I wound up sticking around and getting my ears used to hearing electronic music long enough to realize Felix Cartal was tearing it up. His set was full of bangers, many of which I hadn't heard before. One was a remix/mash-up of Daft Punk's "Oh Yeah" and "Rollin' & Scratchin'" that was sick and featured a weird little vocal periodically saying "rollin' & scratchin!". As good as Felix's set was, I was exhausted and left before he was done.
This week is brimming with good deejays and I am almost glad I won't be around to have to make any of these decisions you're going to face, specifically for Friday & Saturday night. Here's what's happening: