Entries tagged with: MMOSS
by Bill Pearis
New England psych band Mmoss called it quits last year, but guitarist Doug Tuttle is still making melodic and trippy music on his own. His self-titled solo debut came out earlier this year on Trouble in Mind, and is an enjoyable trip down the rabbit hole. You can stream the whole thing (via SPIN) below.
Doug is playing a few East Coast shows this week, including the Shy Hunters show at Baby's All Right on Thursday (2/27) with Backwords on the bill as well (tickets). He'll play Alston, MA on Saturday (3/1) with Quilt and Weyes Blood, which sounds like a pretty great show. He'll also be playing Austin Psych Fest in May.
Album stream below...
Brooklyn trio Shy Hunters play around the NYC live scene a lot (maybe you caught them at Glasslands last Sunday?), and the local regulars will be getting out their debut album, O That I Had Wings, on April 8. The album's new single, "Idle Days," is a nice dose of dreamy indie pop, which makes its premiere in this post. You can check it out below.
Shy Hunters' next show is February 27 at Baby's All Right, which is the record release show for headliner Fletcher C. Johnson, and also features Doug Tuttle (of Mmoss) and Backwords. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Song stream below...
by Bill Pearis and Andrew Sacher
Ex Cops DJing at Other Music, RSD 2012 (more)
We're about a week out from Record Store Day 2013. When it began in 2008, RSD was a celebration of brick-and-mortar stores in the face of digital downloads, offering up exclusive releases to get people out to stores. It's blown up considerably since then, with hundreds of RSD-only releases. (Many of which fall into the hands of folks who turn it around on Ebay that same day, but what can you do?) While it is a mob scene these days, there is no doubt it helps what record stores there are left -- though not enough, as Record Store Day will be the last day for Williamsburg's Sound Fix. Participating stores around the country are listed here.
There are always some pretty cool exclusives too, items that may have never seen the light of day without RSD. With that in mind we've gone through the list of North American RSD exclusives to highlight a few things to keep an eye out. This isn't comprehensive, just stuff we wanna get. What records are you trying to get this year?
photos by PSquared Photography
Jacco Gardner @ Mercury Lounge, 3/23/2013
Dutch wunderkind Jacco Gardner played NYC before heading to Austin for SXSW (where he played one of our day parties) and was kind enough to hit the Big Apple again on the return trip, bringing his Trouble in Mind labelmates MMOSS with him for a show at Mercury Lounge on March 23. It pretty amazing how well he and his band pull off the pristine, baroque pop sounds of his debut album in the live setting. Hopefully he's come back soon (and maybe coerce another Trouble in Mind artist, Maston, to head this way too). Meanwhile, more pics from Mercury Lounge are below.
by Bill Pearis
We've posted about a lot of psych-related bands today, the from the mindblowing awesomeness of Swedish weirdos Goat to the more garagey drone of Price Rupert's Drops. Here's more, though in a more baroque, Alice in Wonderland style. Dutch musician Jacco Gardner released "Where Will You Go" on 7" this year via Trouble in Mind and, with it's rolling bassline, harpsichords and mellotrons, you're swept back in time to The Zombies, Billy Nichols and Syd Barret-era Pink Floyd. You can stream it below.
Both sides of that single will appear on Jacco's debut album, Cabinet Of Curiosities, which is out in February 12 on Trouble in Mind and is pretty terrific if you have any affection of this kind of music whatsoever. You can download another track from the album, "The Ballad of Little Jane," above or stream it below. Jacco Will be visiting North America next year to come to SXSW, so let's hope he makes time for some other cities as well.
In other Trouble in Mind news, the label will release Shadows, the debut album from Los Angeles' Maston who have a similar love of baroque pop, but with a distinctly West Coast vibe. You can download "Young Hearts" above and stream it below. Shadows is also out February 12.
Meanwhile, The Paperhead, who released one of my favorite singles of the year ("Pictures of Her Demise," also on Trouble in Mind, streamable below), are on tour and will play Death by Audio on December 19 with their TiM labelmates MMOSS (whose album Only Children came out earlier this year and is streamable below). All tour dates are below.
In related news, Merge Records has signed Mikal Cronin whose Trouble in Mind debut from last year was my #5 album of 2011. He's currently touring as part of Ty Segall's band, but will release his next album on the North Carolina label sometime next year.
And finally, if you want to play catchup with some of Trouble in Mind's many great recent release, the Chicago label is offering up a 16-track sampler, Trouble In Mind's Stax-O-Trax!, that features the likes of Mikal Cronin, The Paperhead, The Liminanas, Wax Museums, MMOSS and more. You can stream it below or download the whole thing on one American dollar. That's a good deal.
Paperhead tour dates are listed below, along with various streams from all bands mentioned above.
DOWNLOAD: Night Beats - Puppet on a String (MP3)
Night Beats at MHOW, April 2012 (more by Joe McCabe)
Seattle's garagey Night Beats are currently on tour with Black Angels, which rolls into Chicago tonight (8/3) at Double Door which is one of the many official Lollapalooza afterparties. While this fuzzed-out double feature doesn't hit NYC, Night Beats will be here on Monday, August 6, headlining Knitting Factory. The show is with K-Holes and Mmoss. Tickets are still available. We're also giving away a pair of tickets to this show and details on how to enter are at the bottom of this post.
The tour with Black Angels wraps up Aug 11 in Little Rock, AR but Night Beats will continue on through the South West, including a free Psych Fest/Sailor Jerry show in Austin at Red 7 on August 15 with co-headliners The UFO Club (aka Christian Bland from Black Angels and Lee Blackwell from Night Beats), Fungi Girls, Cheap Curls and Holy Wave. Austin folk can RSVP for that here.
UFO Club are releasing their self titled debut LP on August 13 (preorder), the followup to last year's split with Night Beats. You can check out cover art, tracklist, a stream of album track "July," and a live video of album track "John the Cat" in this post.
UFO Club album info, a list of all Night Beats tour dates and contest details below..
Night Beats at Music Hall of Williamsburg in April (more by Joe McCabe)
Seattle psych/garage rockers Night Beats will be touring with Black Angels in August and though it appears there's no NYC date for this one, the Night Beats have scheduled their own headlining show during the tour which happens on August 6 at Knitting Factory with openers Mmoss. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Night Beats were last in town opening for The Horrors at Music Hall of Williamsburg. If you haven't heard the band's self-titled debut, released last year on Trouble in Mind, you can stream it below as well as check out a list of all Night Beats tour dates.
Woods at Austin Psych Fest 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Woods kicked off a tour with Mmoss last month surrounding Austin Psych Fest which included a NYC-area show at Maxwell's on 4/20 (how was that?). The tour is wrapping up this weekend with a Philly show last night (5/4), a NYC show tonight (5/5) at 285 Kent with Crystal Stilts, and a show at Storm King Art Center on Sunday with Widowspeak (who kick off a tour with 2:54 in June).
For Crystal Stilts, tonight's show is their only non-festival date, though they've been playing more and more lately. As far as festivals, they're on the lineup of this year's Capitol Hill Block Party.
All dates and a video of Woods at Austin Psych Fest below...
The Fresh & Onlys @ Psych Fest 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
The Reverberation Appreciation Society and The Black Angels have released the initial lineup poster for the 5th annual Austin Psych Fest. This year's fest, running from April 27th - 29th (in Austin), will take place at Austin's two newest big venues, recently opened Emo's East and the soon-to-be open Beauty Ballroom which is next door.
Emo's East is now the only Emo's since their Red River location closed on 12/30, and the Beauty Ballroom is (hopefully) having their rescheduled Grand Opening on January 27th (with Theophilus London and Treasure Fingers) and continuing on January 28th.
APF will feature around 60 bands over the three day, two room event. About 40 are included in the poster below, with another 20 or so to be announced in March. Announced bands include the Black Angels (who played Emo's East on New Year's Eve), the Black Lips, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Dead Meadow, Olivia Tremor Control, Wooden Shijps, and many more. Weekend passes go on sale this Saturday (January 21st) at 12pm CST at austinpsychfest.com.
Check out photos from the 2011 edition of Psych Fest (held at Seaholm Power Plant) HERE.
Chaos in Tejas, a different kind of Austin music fest that happens in June, also announced bands on their lineup today.
SXSW, which is in March, continues to announce bands all the time and recently posted their initial schedule.
Psych Fest 2012 poster, lineup and Bandcamp mixtape, below...