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After months of speculation (much of it in our own corridors), we can happily announce that Matador Records has purchased the True Panther Sounds label. TPS, best known to many of you as the imprint behind Girls' recent rise to prominence, will continue to be managed by label founder Dean Bein. What would possess Matador to become involved with another label in this capacity? As Victor Kiam once explained his decision to purchase the Remington Shaver operation, "I liked it so much, I bought the company." Needless to say, we like Dean, Girls, Glasser, Tanlines, Lemonade and Hunx & His Punx much more than than Mr. Kiam appreciated those razor blades.Girls, who Amazon says put out the 6th best album of 2009, are on tour with Real Estate. They play a sold out show at Bowery Ballroom in NYC tonight (11/6).
At the moment, Girls' 'Album' is the only True Panther Sounds title to be worked through Matador's fearsome promotional & marketing machinery (ie. Hunx' recent 'Gay Singles' LP, was not). However, in the months to come, additional offerings from TPS' impressive roster (prior releases have included titles from The Fly Girlz, Ty Segall, Rainbow Bridge, The Standing Nudes amongst others) will receive similar treatment. Stay tuned! [Matador]
Girls were not here for CMJ when Matador and True Panther teamed up for a showcase at The Suffolk.
Tanlines' last NYC show was at the Guggenheim with Yeasayer.
by Bill Pearis
As I mentioned in that big post about Montreal bands at CMJ, The High Dials are among them and are just great live -- sort of country-tinged jangly shoegaze -- and they're impressive live. They play Lit Lounge at 10:15 and then Arlene's Grocery at 12:30AM. If you like Ride, The Byrds, or Brian Jonestown Massacre, you shouldn't miss these guys. Also playing at Lit Lounge, earlier in the evening (8:30) are Montreal's Black Diamond Bay which features a couple former members of the Dears and feature a similarly bombast rock sound. They're very good live too, especially if you have an appreciation for the live musician O Face.
If you like electro /dance there is an insane lineup at Santos tonight. And it's free. No badges required. The killer lineup includes three UK dancepop acts: Dan Black whose album Un is pretty fun; the borderline-novelty (but fun) Man Like Me and trio We Have Band who played here back in March. It keeps going: there's also Australia's Midnight Juggernauts, Montreal's We Are Wolves, Denmark's Spleen United (somewhere between Placebo and Presents), Toronto's Parallels, and LA's Paparazzi. There's also a slew of NYC acts: Maluca, The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt, Lemonade,Heartsrevolution, Javelin, and The Golden Filter. Did I mention it was free?
At Union Pool, the folks at Panache Booking are showcasing a big handful of their bands, many of which have unnecessary repeated consonants: recent Brooklyn Vegan Day party veterans JEFF the Brotherhood and Lovvers, plus Flexions, zZz, Turbofruits, UUVVWWZ, and Dark Meat. Having seen at least half of these bands, I'm going to go ahead and say this'll be quite a party, whether you like it or not.
If you're going to the Pitchfork/Showpaper show at Market Hotel and wished that it was rock all night instead of switching over to electronic acts/DJs after midnight, your admission will also get you into the show happening down the street at Todd P's Above the Auto Parts Store venue (600 Bushwick), which has four great bands: Sisters, Screaming Females, Surfer Blood (again) and JEFF the Brotherhood (again). To get in for free you need to get there before 11PM; afterwards it's $10.
Or, you might think about heading to Silent Barn before or after (or instead of). Popjew has a great line-up of bands, including much-loved-by-me Let's Wrestle, A Classic Education (who were great at our Thursday day party), twangy West Coasters Slang Chickens, My Teenage Stride and the electro-rock of Jacques Detergent.
And at The Bell House, there's Au Revoir Simone and the related (literally, by marriage) Pursesnatchers; the lush, 60s-ish chamber pop of Florida's The Postmarks, indiepop ska band Still Flyin' and Brooklyn-via-Australia band The Miracles of Modern Science. The Bell House may seem like truly dedicating your night to one venue, but luckily it's one of the nicest, most comfortable in the city.
DOWNLOAD: The Very Best - Warm Heart of Africa (Violens remix) (MP3)
Ted Leo @ Pier 54 in July (more by Chris La Putt)
Ted Leo is one of many the acts lined up for the space at 107 Suffolk St (alternately called The Suffolk, Flamboyán Theater and Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center) during this year's CMJ Festival. The space, which also has a "beach" bar, isn't unaccustomed to shows - it hosted Ponytail in April - but around this time of year its usually set up as a haunted house (now housed elsewhere).
Ted Leo (now on Matador) will be headlining a True Panther/Matador Records showcase at the Suffolk on Friday, October 23rd. The impressive lineup for that night includes Glasser, Harlem, Cold Cave (who just played NYC with Faust) and Lemonade (who have many other CMJ shows, listed below). It's one of the official CMJ shows there (full schedule is below).
That gig is one of two shows set up by True Panther - on Saturday, October 24th they're also putting on a show at Pianos with Restless People (mems. of Professor Murder/Tanlines who debut five days earlier at Santos), Janka Nabay (backed by Javelin), Glasser (backed by Tanlines), Delorean and Lemonade. Flyer below.
Ted Leo also has some other upcoming dates scheduled including a post-CMJ headlining gig at Bowery Ballroom
The Suffolk is also playing host to unofficial, non-badge, first-come, first-served parties. AAM has one on Thursday, October 22nd (10pm) with Surfer Blood, Air Waves, Surf City, Violens (Very Vest remix MP3 reposted above), Lemonade and New York Night Train DJ Jonathan Toubin (who has his own showcase at Santos on Tuesday).
Schedules and flyers for all of the above shows are below...
I haven't gone out yet this week. Last weekend I was out of town and missed Joakim's deejay set at the Tribeca Grand (among lots of other events), but have since managed to get a copy of his new album, Milky Ways which I strongly recommend.
While I found his last album Monsters & Silly Songs a bit inaccessible overall in comparison to the singles "Lonely Hearts" and "I Wish You Were Gone", Milky Ways is much more listenable while still being interesting. Over the course of just 10 tracks, Joakim manages to at times channel Radiohead, Talking Heads, hints of noise rock, both modern & retro disco, and robots, to create his own unique sound. Milky Ways is scheduled for release on September 15th in the US, 14th in the UK, and August 31st internationally. !K7's set up a website dedicated to the release where you can find out more about the album, stream some tracks, and get a free download of "Watermelon Bubblicious" after signing up for the !K7 newsletter.
Moving on to this weekend, here's what's happening starting with Saturday (8/29):
Cale Parks @ Bowery Ballroom 2/4 (more by Leia Jospe)
Filter: What were the inspirations (both musical and non-musical) for your first EP, To Swift Mars?"One at a Time" off of Parks's new Polyvinyl EP is posted above. Check out the tracklist and album art below.
Cale Parks: Musical inspirations include the Yamaha DX7 synth, Roland 707, and Roland 505 sounds, as well as albums by The Durutti Column, Harmonia, Cocteau Twins, Peter Gabriel and anything on the Sincerely Yours label.
Non-musical influences includes the ways in which we imagined a world of the future, The Lost Boys, The Neverending Story, and poverty.
F: Who are you touring with in the upcoming months?
CP: I'm touring with a fantastic band called Lemonade. I'm really, really excited for it. They're such a high energy group live that there may be some onstage jamming, yes. I look forward to the invitation.
F: As a classically trained musician, have you found it easier or more difficult to craft your music for fan acceptance?
CP: This is a difficult question to answer. I guess that some things have come easier, in terms of knowing what type of chords should go after each other, or what notes to put where, that type of thing, but the general vibe of the music is something people are either going to like or dislike. People like what they like, but in some cases they like what they think they should like.
As he said above, Parks will join electro-pop group Lemonade on a somewhat short tour that kicks off Tuesday, August 18th in NYC at Santos Party House. Also on the bill are Dinowalrus, Teengirl Fantasy, and JDH & Dave P of FIXED. Tickets are on sale.
Lemonade recently remixed the title track of Faunts' 2009 album Feel.Love.Thinking.Of, which is posted above with another remix from BK's Home Video. Lemonade have a new music video directed by collective Weird Days, for their song "Big Weekend." That with all tour dates and Cale Parks EP info is below...
MSTRKRFT @ the 2009 Rothbury Festival (more by Graeme Flegenheimer - NSFW)
Last weekend I finally made it out dancing on a day other than Sunday for a change. Saturday night I headed to the Tribeca Grand's basement where Fixed was making its welcome return. I caught the last two songs of Free Energy's set. It was my first time seeing the band, and as much as two songs aren't much to go by, they at least made me want to hear more. Following Free Energy, Dave P deejayed a bit, playing Fixed's typically awesome mix of very current dance tracks from a variety of genres, while the stage was set up for Lemonade.
I have nothing against Lemonade, but have never really gotten into their music so I sat tight during their set, patiently waiting for Riton to begin his. He finally went on somewhere around 2/2:30 and to the degree I really wasn't too familiar with his music to begin with (save for a remix here & there), his selections were very unexpected. It's all a bit of a blur now...lots of current stuff, with a lot of really random tracks thrown in (ie Abba's "Voulez Vous") that worked beautifully and had everyone who had stuck around getting down. The early ending (3:30) left things a little bittersweet (I wanted that last half hour!), but overall it was a great night.
While there is no Fixed party happening this week, there are lots of other great events sure to have you dancing through your weekend. Here's what's going on, starting with Thursday (7/30):
The lineup is coming together for Pop Montreal 2009 (September 30th to October 4th). Confirmed acts include Butthole Surfers, Fever Ray, Dinosaur Jr., Lou Barlow + The Missingmen, Loudon Wainwright III, Teenage Jesus & the Jerks, Thee Oh Sees, tUnE-YaRdS, to name a few.
Lemonade @ The Annex (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
tonight in NYC
* Tribeca Film Festival
* Moby @ Issue Project Room
* Lemonade, Bronze @ Zebulon
* The Dead @ Nassau Coliseum
* Earth Day @ Grand Central Terminal
* Terry Riley's In C @ Carnegie Hall
* Julie Doiron, Katie Stelmanis @ Cake Shop
* Fischerspooner @ the Performing Garage
* Teddy Thompson, Alex Battles @ Maxwell's
* Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens @ Fat Cat
* Tinariwen, Hassan Hakmoun @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* Lou Reed + Metal Machine Trio @ Gramercy Theatre
* Rare Form, Cheeky, Stupid Party, Uzi Rash @ Cake Shop
* Blank Dogs, Cold Cave, Mazing Vids @ Secret Project Robot
* Jeremy Jay, Illuminations, James William Hindle @ Union Hall
* Headlights, The Love Language, Modern Skirts @ The Bell House
* Quintron, Psychedelic Horseshit, Wizzard Sleeve @ Market Hotel
* Kevin Devine, New Numbers, Brian Bonz & The Dot Hongs @ Bowery Ballroom
* Greg Ashley, Box Elders, The Beets, German Measles, Dame Satan @ Bruar Falls
* Fiasco, Daniel Francis Doyle, Black Feelings, M BROSCO, Ilyaxia @ Silent Barn
* Sub City Sessions w/ The Glitch Mob, Lazer Sword, Sub Swara, Ana Sia @ LPR
* Christmas Lights, Invisible Hands, Bridges and Powerlines, Katie Stelmanis @ DBA
* Wolff, Gary War, Men & Women, Sore Eros, Florida, The Foundry Field Recordings, Medium Cool @ Pianos
Paul Weller is not playing Nokia Theatre tonight.
Lemonade is at Zebulon tonight and Bruar Falls tomorrow.
The Roadburn Festival is happening in Holland.
Central Park Summerstage announced their 2009 lineup.
Did you get any WAVVES/Crystal Stilts tickets?
Handsome Furs' new video for "I'm Confused" below...
Lemonade @ the Annex in December (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
02-13-2009 03:00 at COOL RUNNINGS @ The Shank w/ TANLINES & J-HIThat's tonight/tomorrow. Santos is Sunday, and then Lemonade is playing with Icy Demons at the previously mentioned show at Mercury Lounge on February 25th. Tickets for that are on sale. All Icy Demons tour dates below...
98 Bayard @ Lorimer, Brooklyn, New York
Lemonade presents: COOL RUNNINGS, an AFTER-HOURS PARTY (so this is technically on the 14th). Doors at
3AM2AM. Live performances by Lemonade and Tanlines plus DJs J-HI and Lemonade DJs.
Spank Rock is performing at a Unis & Anna Sheffeild party tonight (2/12) at Chloe (81 Ludlow St) (10pm - 3am)
The Duke Spirit are performing an an Alexander McQueen party on Friday (2/13) at 330 West St (8-11 p.m.) The Duke Spirit also play NYC-area shows on Sunday and Monday.
NY Magazine's Fashion Week party list includes performances and/or DJ sets by The Virgins (acoustic), James Murphy, Mandy Coon (2MANDYDJS), Mike Nouveau, Deakin (Animal Collective) (DJ set), and White Magic (DJ set).
Santos Party House is hosting a Fashion Week party (DOSSIER / NOMIA) on Sunday (2/15) with DJ Holy Ghost and a live set by Lemonade (downstairs 9pm... 21+).
A rumor is going around that Thom Yorke is here and possibly performing, but Men.Style.com says...
I've got some good news and some bad news for all you fashion, music, and fashion music fans. The bad news first: Despite the rumors Twittering around the Interwebs, Thom Yorke will not, in fact, be playing tomorrow's Rag & Bone show. The good news, however, is that the Radiohead singer did "curate" the tunes that'll accompany the models down the runway. Guess he's returning the favor after the nice bomber jacket the lads hooked him up with for the Grammys. (Notably, Lil Wayne also wore the brand last Sunday--who knows, maybe he's hard at work on a playlist for Spring 2010.) In any case, autograph seekers should leave the Sharpies at home, as I'm told Yorke won't even be at the show. (I assume the same's true for Wayne.)In other Thom Yorke
This is the second time Terminator Salvation came up recently. The first was because of Christian Bale freaking out.
Leave more party tips (if you have them) (preferably ones where bands are playing) in the comments.
DOWNLOAD: Trus'me on Beats In Space June 17, 2008 (MP3)
the crowd @ Studio B - January 10, 2009 (CRED)
What started out as a half-full Studio B on a snowy Saturday night (1/10) had turned into a full-out dance party by the time I left. The dubby, experimental band, Lemonade got the crowd warmed up with an energetic live set around midnight. I enjoyed this performance more than their show at the Annex, but they are still a little more mellow & dubby than what I would listen to regularly.
In any case, by the time Lemonade's set was over, the crowd which had been attentively bobbing their heads and working up to various levels of dancing began getting down to Holy Ghost's set nearly instantly. They were ready to dance - the crowd took the attention they had fixated on Lemonade and literally pivoted ninety degrees, faced the dj booth and just started going at it on the dancefloor. In a time when some people still cringe at the mention of disco, it was really great to see such a warm response to some markedly great examples of the sound (both new and old) from Holy Ghost.
Holy Ghost @ Studio B - January 10, 2009 (CRED)
I could see what my only complaint about the entire evening would be when Maggie Horn crept up on the platform in front of the deejay booth about 45 minutes into Holy Ghost's set - we were only going to get 1 HOUR OF DISCO! It was just cruel...Holy Ghost had such a good groove going, I literally was close to weeping when they stopped. There should be a 2 hour disco minimum!
Disco rant aside, the new Curses! track featuring Maggie Horn was pretty tight and I appreciated it. Following that, some of the Trouble & Bass crew (including the Captain, Drop the Lime, and Star Eyes) traded off on the decks, but I couldn't make the shift from sweet, sweaty disco to heavy bass so I called it an early night while the still mostly full floor danced on.
Maggie Horn and Curses! @ Studio B - January 10, 2009 (CRED)
This week the slight beginning of the new year dance lull has subsided and we're back to the usual monstrous amount of dancing to be done. Here are some options for where to get down on Friday, with a post of events for Saturday through next week on its way:
DJ Reid Speed @ Studio B - December 31, 2008 (CRED)
On New Years Eve I ended my two week long dance-less streak, arriving to a very full and fun Studio B whose NYE bash was in full swing at 1am. Sinden was already on, but I didn't really have a chance to get pay attention because I lost my jacket and was spent the first hour I was there looking for it. I temporarily gave up the search so I could hit the floor and attempt to enjoy the music. The timing was great as I was able to catch Jokers' of the Scene's set right from the beginning which was a wonderful, upbeat, thumping, crunchy, well-balanced mix of mostly new stuff - I recognized maybe 5% of their set which is becoming more and more rare.
After Jokers, Reid Speed played a good set that was a lot of fun incorporating some current electro with old favorites (ie Prodigy), some Nintendo samples, and total oddballs (Diddy/whatever he's calling himself now - Bad Boy For Life) which worked surprisingly well. The ridiculous bill for the evening was far from over, but the dj (who I didn't recognize) after Reid's set started playing a lot of Jungle which I wasn't into, so I called it an early night (for New Years Eve anyway).
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)...
Andrew WK (@ Studio B) (by Zach Dilgard) (more)
New Tears Eve @ Santos Party House in NYCEntry is $50 before 4 AM, and TICKETS ARE ON SALE.
Serving booze until 8:00 AM, January 1st. Live performances upstairs with Andrew WK, Gang Gang Dance, Lissy Trullie, Bad Brilliance and Lemonade PLUS A MYSTERY SURPRISE GUEST! Upstairs will also feature spinning by Manderson, Andrew Kuo, Josh Wildman and Spencer Sweeney plus more DJ's TBA. Downstairs, Presented by Prime Time, will feature Invisible Conga People, Mike Simonetti, Eamon Harkin and James ^$#*@ Friedman. Champagne toast at midnight featuring an unprecedented 96-second countdown! With your hosts MISSHAPES! Entry is $20 after 4 AM. Please be 21 years of age or older with valid ID.
Lemonade recently played a show at The Annex.
Bad Brilliance recently played a show (with Andrew WK) at Terminal 5.
Knitting Factory recently added different price options for their New Years show.
Who will be the MYSTERY SURPRISE GUEST?
photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
Friendly Fires and Lemonade shared a bill at The Annex in Manhattan last night (12/9). Kyle liked Lemonade even more than he liked them when they opened for El Guincho. Friendly Fires took the stage around 11 PM and played for around 45 minutes to the overfilled LES venue. There was lots of energy, lots of sweat, frontman Ed Macfarlane in the crowd for a song, and no encore. More pictures below...
photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
DOWNLOAD: Joe Crepusculo - Gabriela (El Guincho Remix) (MP3)
"I used music a lot of young people wouldn't think was cool," explained El Guincho, whose moniker comes from an endangered Canary Islands bird. "My little cousins asked, `Why are you sampling all these old guys?'" Yet "Alegranza!"'s brilliant hodgepodge sounds decisively contemporary, falling somewhere between the refracted psychedelic sounds of Animal Collective, the hip-hop assemblage of the late genius J. Dilla, the 1960s acid-damaged tropicalia band Os Mutantes and the crackling African percussion ensemble Congotronics. [NY Times]Lemonade and El Guincho ended their short tour at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC last night (Dec 2, 2008). Kyle was impressed by opener Lemonade and mentioned looking forward to seeing them again when they open for Friendly Fires at The Annex on Tuesday December 9th. You can also catch them at Zebulon in Brooklyn on Friday December 5th.
El Guincho went on late. The advertised Tuesday night set time was 11 PM, but he didn't start until 12:20 and kept going until 1:30 AM. Not surprisingly, a bunch of people left before he finished - I think because they were tired. Other than that, people were dancing, there was a guest drummer, there were some covers, and at least one new song in salsa style.
More pictures below...
photos by Faith-Ann Young
Lemonade went on after 8:00 PM at Knitting Factory on Saturday, October 25th. It was the third of three BrooklynVegan shows that week. It was the final of five days of CMJ. They were the 20th of 21 bands that day. Needless to say, I was in no shape to enjoy music, but their set captivated me in a "I can't look away" kind of way. It's all a blur, but I know I loved it. Luckily, they, having recently moved from California, live in Brooklyn now. And they have two more upcoming NYC shows. The first, as previously noted, is the final date on their tour with El Guincho. That hits Le Poisson Rouge on December 2nd. The second is three days later at Zebulon in Brooklyn. El Guincho is also deejaying Le Poisson Rouge on November 29th (Prefuse 73 is too). More pictures and tour dates below...
"Lemonade marries big beats with heavy psychedelic noises, while touching on elements of North African rai, dub, breakbeat, and samba and much more in their self-titled debut. The SF based trio (soon to be NYC trio) is comprised of childhood friends Callan Clendenin (vocals), Alex Pasternak (percussion) and Ben Steidel (bass)-did not have grand expectations for the project outside of exploring their shared vision of a place that they have never been: a fantasy landscape that is at once gritty and pristine, tropical and foreboding. Their trippy, pulsing self-titled debut is out now, Oct 21st, on True Panther records and its already received favorable mentions from RCRD LBL, Pitchfork Media, XLR8R, SF Weekly, Uncut, among many others. Hot on the heels of this much anticipated release, Lemonade is announcing the REMIXTAPE album this November as companion to their debut. The REMIXTAPE features contributions from Delorean, Lazer Sword, Ghosts On Tape, C.L.A.W.S, among others." [PR]Lemonade are playing the BrooklynVegan party at Knitting Factory on Saturday October 25th, 2008. They go on at 8pm in the Tap Bar. All Ages. FREE.
@ Knitting Factory, FREE, October 25thThere will also be bands playing in the Old Office (Knitting Factory's 3rd stage from noon-9pm as well). PLUS, it's not our party, but there is also a free day show in the tap bar that runs at the same time too (and anyone can also go to).
12:45 The Carps
1:30 Little Boots
2:15 Shout Out Out Out
3:00 Marnie Stern
4:00 Made Out of Babies
5:00 Rival Schools
Tap Bar <------------ announcing for the first time
6:30 The Mae Shi
8:45 Pattern is Movement
Lemonade are also playing Zebulon on Friday, Pianos later on Saturday (the True Panther CMJ showcase), AND going on tour with El Guincho in November and December. Assuming EG doesn't cancel, that means they Lemonade play (le) poisson rouge in NYC on December 2nd. All dates below....