Entries tagged with: Jimmy Edgar
by Andrew Sacher
Sepalcure (aka Machinedrum and Braille) released their impressive self titled debut LP back in 2011 and they're set to follow it with a new EP, Make You, on April 15 via Hotflush. From the sounds of the EP sampler, which you can listen to below, Make You does a pretty good job of picking up where the ambient textures and garage rhythms of the full length left off. In addition to the EP sampler, you can also listen to a full stream of the EP's title track below.
Sepalcure will be celebrating the new EP with a release party in Brooklyn at Output on April 25. The show is being opened by Jimmy Edgar, who collaborates with Machinedrum in JETS. Maybe we'll get some JETS material at the show too? Tickets for that show are on sale now. Show flyer below.
Streams and show flyer below...
Lindstrom will be releasing a 12" of remixes from his Six Cups of Rebel LP on June 25 with remixes from Oneohtrix Point Never (who plays Ecstatic Summer), Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti, and Mark McGuire (of Emeralds). Have a listen to Oneohtrix Point Never's take on "Call Me Anytime" below.
Lindstrom is currently on a tour which brings him to NYC on Friday (5/25) for the previously discussed Webster Hall show with Simian Mobile Disco (tickets). That tour will also bring him to Detroit's Movement Electronic Music Festival this weekend where he'll play alongside Public Enemy, Actress, SBTRKT, Major Lazer, Gold Panda, Nina Kraviz, Matias Aguayo, FaltyDL, AraabMUZIK and more. Tickets for the fest are on sale now. The full lineup is listed below.
Speaking of electronic music festivals, Mutek goes down in Montreal from May 30 - June 3. The Mutek lineup includes Kode9, Nicolas Jaar, Clark, Blondes, Apparat, Shlohmo, Shackleton, Stephen O'Malley & Tim Hecker, Biosphere & Lustmord, and more. The full lineup is listed below.
In related news, as mentioned, Apparat will come to NYC after Mutek for a show at Gramercy Theater on May 31. It's since been announced that Sleepyhead will open that show. Tickets for that show are still available and we're also giving away a pair. Contest details below, along with a list of all dates, song stream, and those festival lineups.
"The prospect of an established rock musician venturing into classical territory will probably always raise eyebrows, and rightly so. It takes a major leap of faith to view Paul McCartney's Liverpool Oratorio or Billy Joel's Fantasies & Delusions as anything other than a misguided stab at legitimacy.Central Market is out on September 15th via Warp Records. Battles plays with !!!, Flying Lotus and Pivot tonight (9/4) at Terminal 5. Set times below.
Fortunately, Central Market, a new album of compositions by Tyondai Braxton--best known for his work with the innovative instrumental-rock quartet Battles, which plays this week as part of Warp20, an anniversary celebration for its esteemed label--falls on the extreme opposite end of the spectrum. No puffed-up vanity project, this set of lush, highly kinetic pieces, performed with the Wordless Music Orchestra, ranks among the year's most forward-thinking releases. And despite its grand scope, sci-fi-esque weirdness, cryptic titles and dearth of lyrics, the album is surprisingly accessible. For fans of Battles, this brand of listener-friendly experimentation shouldn't come as a shock: Despite its considerable oddness, the band's last effort, 2007's Mirrored, stunned the indie-rock set with its furiously funky rhythms and crystalline melodies." [Time Out]
And the Warp Records festival continues on Saturday with two shows. First is the free show at the World Financial Center that Flying Lotus was supposed to play before he was switched to the Terminal 5 show. The new lineup will "include sets from electronic masters Jimmy Edgar, Hudson Mohawke and Clark, as well as Warp DJs." The party continues Saturday night at Le Poisson Rouge with a show by Jamie Lidell, The Hundred in the Hands and Born Ruffians. Maybe because of the late set time, last minute notice, and holiday weekend, but tickets are still on sale.
Last week was so packed with dance events that I managed to hit 3 dancefloors despite not being here Saturday or Sunday. Things started calmly Tuesday night, chatting about music (what else) while the Prodigy's fifth studio album Invaders Must Die (due out March 3rd on Take Me To The Hospital/Cooking Vinyl) played in the background. You can check out the video for the title track here. Believe it or not it's actually one of the calmer tracks on the album, which definitely hearkens back to the heavier sound the Prodigy pioneered, but in an updated way.
I would've stayed put and listened for hours, but instead scurried over to the Annex for Friendly Fires. I arrived in time to see Lemonade (who opened) for the first time. Initially their set didn't appeal to me as it reminded me of a more mellow, island-ey version of Professor Murder (who I like). I enjoyed a few of Lemonade's more upbeat songs and the band's enthusiasm as the performance went on, but overall their sound was a little more chill/laidback than I prefer.
Friendly Fires @ the Annex - December 9, 2008 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
I was in a bit of a daze after that, partially due to how hot the super crowded Annex was becoming, plus a longer than normal wait in between bands due to sound problems. As I had hoped, Friendly Fires' instantly energetic performance brought me back to life and had me and everybody in the Annex going accordingly bananas. Lead vocalist Ed McFarlane sang away song after song from the band's excellent, self-titled debut album and still managed to inject some Jagger-ish moves into the performance despite the crowded set-up on the Annex's small stage. Ed's energy was matched by the rest of the band who enthusiastically drummed and strummed away, while added percussive elements really gave the whole show a rich and highly danceable sound. These guys are easily one of the most lively and fun bands I've seen in a while.
More on last week later, here are some options for tonight/Thursday (12/19)...
DOWNLOAD: Diplo vs Telepathe Mad Decent mix (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Little Jinder - Polyhedron (Black Holes Remix) (zSHARE MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Little Jinder - Polyhedron (The Boys and Girls Club Remix) (zSHARE MP3)
Boy 8 Bit
Thursday night (10/16) I'm most looking forward to seeing Diplo, Abe Vigoda, Telepathe, and Boy 8-Bit at Webster Hall. The show is part of the Mad Decent 2008 Tour. Out of those four Abe Vigoda (who played a couple of other shows in the NYC area this week) and Telepathe (who played the Seaport in July among other places recently) haven't really been on my radar. I just recently heard a couple of Telepathe tracks and wasn't into them. With Diplo, things have been the opposite as he and his label, Mad Decent, are inescapable at this point. After trying to avoid him for a long time, catching a little bit of one of his dj sets at Studio B, and hearing a good mix he had done back in March (which you can download from one of my posts from last month) I have finally yielded to the Diplo hype. Removed from all of that, out of those four acts, I highly recommend Boy 8 Bit. Back in March he swung through New York with very little warning, delivering a refreshing set of both old and new UK bangers to a very appreciative crowd assembled at Glasslands for a Thursday night Trouble & Bass party...
Beck chose Of Montreal and Jamie Lidell to play a concert at Irving Plaza in NYC on September 26, 2006. It's part of WIRED's NextFest. No ticket info or official announcement yet. All Of Montreal & Jamile Lidell tour dates below...
"...here is Lidell, doing 'When I Come Back Around' live, beatboxing and all that, with the electronic-tweekery of Detroit's Jimmy Edgar backing him up. I'm definitely jealous of the folks who got to see and hear this happen (at last month's Bowery Ballroom show here in NYC). As I said before, Jamie Lidell live performances seem to make audiences pretty divisive, which is fine by me - love it or hate it, that's up to you. I happen to think he's on some genius-level-shit myself..."
DOWNLOAD: Multiply (MP3)
Jamie Lidell played Southpaw in Brooklyn Wednesday night (April 26, 2006). Jimmy Edgar opened and later joined him on one song. Tuesday night the same lineup played Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan. Thursday night they end their tour in Philly. If its not sold out and you're in Philly, GO.
The encore was especially off the hook. First someone convinced Jamie to join the crowd. Then the mic went from person to person, and there were at least four audience members that sang REALLY well. Jamie got back on stage and then invited everyone to join him there. So many people went up that the security had to stop it. There was lots of dancing and singing and Jamie making magic with all his toys.
A new AOL Music album stream that I didn't link to earlier is Jimmy Edgar's Color Strip (click to stream). It ends up it's the one I'm listening to the most. Blair at Music for Robots says, "Edgar's music is some of the sickest modern electro I've heard in a while - all sliced, diced, and chopped up beats, with super-deep warbly bass lines, and melodies that make my head spin." You can buy the album at Insound.
To celebrate the release of the record, Edgar is perorming a free show TONIGHT (Thursday, Feb 23, 2006) in NYC @ Rothko. Doors = 9PM. Tricia Romano says, "The Warp producer is performing one of his famously raucous live p.a.'s..."
If you miss it, Edgar will be back supporting Jamie Lidell in April.
Mon 04/10/06 Casbah San Diego CA
Tue 04/11/06 Troubadour Los Angeles CA
Wed 04/12/06 Great American Music Hall San Francisco CA
Fri 04/14/06 Doug Fir Lounge Portland OR
Sat 04/15/06 Chop Suey Seattle WA
Sun 04/16/06 Plaza Nightclub Vancouver BC
Wed 04/19/06 Varsity Theater Minneapolis MN
Thu 04/20/06 Empty Bottle Chicago IL Jimmy Edgar
Fri 04/21/06 Lee’Äôs Palace Presents Toronto ON
Sat 04/22/06 Theatre National Montreal QC
04/24/06 Great Scotts Boston MA
Tue 04/25/06 Bowery Ballroom New York NY
04/26/06 South Paw Brooklyn NY
Thu 04/27/06 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia PA