Entries tagged with: Made of Oak

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photo: Anderson .Paak at SOB's on February 5 (more by P Squared)

SXSW, which starts in about a month (March 15-20), has already announced three rounds of artists for the 2016 edition, and now they've announced a fourth wave of bands. This one includes the likes of Sun Kil Moon, Empress Of, Anderson .Paak, Faust, Flatbush Zombies, Freeway, Lord Dying, Night Birds, Shilpa Ray and a ton more.

Check out the full list of additions below.

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Moogfest 2016
Moogfest 2016

The 2016 edition of Moogfest will happen May 19 - 22 in Durham, North Carolina. This year's lineup includes Explosions in the Sky, Sunn O))), Gary Numan, Blood Orange, Julianna Barwick, The Orb, Holly Herndon, Daniel Lanois, Simian Mobile Disco, Ben Frost, Floating Points, Kode9, Hundred Waters, Empress Of, Mad Professor, Moses Sumney, Mac McCaughan, Lunice, Ryan Hemsworth, Tim Hecker, YACHT and more. Festival passes are on sale now.

Numan will be performing his first three albums (Replicas, The Pleasure Principle, and Telekon) over three nights at three different venues. Laurie Anderson will also perform her show "The Language of the Future" that weaves stories and songs, and will also appear at a Moogfest "in conversation" event. Reggie Watts (who is also appearing) announces the lineup in a video with one of his improvised loop pedal performances, which you can watch below. Or you can just check out a list of all announced performers below too.

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by Bill Pearis

Tushka Phil Moore Bowerbirds

Phil Moore from Bowerbirds has a new project called Tuskha. Unlike the folky pop he makes with his other band, Tushka is danceable, R&B influenced pop. Tushka's very catchy debut single "The Program" has a swingin' beat and the video, directed by Elise Tyler, follows a young man from early evening into a night of partying. That premieres in this post and you can watch it below.

As mentioned, Tuskha will be on tour with Made of Oak (aka Nick from Sylvan Esso) and they'll play NYC on November 13 at Baby's All Right. Tickets are still available. All tour dates are listed below.

Made of Oak's debut EP, Penumbra, comes out this week and you can stream that below too.

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Sylvan Esso photos by Amanda Hatfield

Made of Oak (photo by Endless Endless)
Made of Oak Nick Sanborn

Nick Sanborn, who you may know as half of Sylvan Esso (and Megafaun before that), has a new solo project called Made of Oak that will release its debut EP, Penumbra, on November 6 via Partisan. What to expect? You can watch a teaser trailer for the EP (featuring some ethereal synthesizers and cricket chirps) below.

Made of Oak will also be playing live, touring with Tuskha (aka Phil Moore of Bowerbirds) including a show at Brooklyn's Baby's All Right on November 13. Tickets will be available soon. All dates are listed below.

Sylvan Esso @ Prospect Park 7/25/2015
Sylvan Esso

Sylvan Esso, meanwhile, also have some tour dates this fall, including the 2015 ACL Fest in Austin and also an ACL aftershow. All Sylvan Esso dates are listed below.

The band's last NYC show was at Prospect Park in July with Porches as part of Celebrate Brooklyn! and one of their biggest shows ever. A belated set of pictures are in this post.

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Flock of DimeS

The 2012 Hopscotch independent music festival is underway in venues all across Raleigh, NC. Shows happen at night, and during the day. One such example of the latter is a show BrooklynVegan is co-presenting TODAY (9/7) at Pour House (Noon - 5:45PM, 21+, FREE). And it looks like this:

4:50PM - 5:30PM - Flock of Dimes (Jenn from Wye Oak)
3:45PM - 4:35PM - Field Report (Chris Porterfield of DeYarmond Edison)
2:45PM - 3:25PM - Odonis Odonis
1:50PM - 2:30PM - Dope Body
1:00PM - 1:35PM - Made of Oak (Nick from Megafaun)
12:15PM - 12:45PM - White Life
The lineup is a bit of a Baltimore/North Carolina/Wisconsin family affair, headlined by Flock of Dimes which you'll remember is the project of Jenn Wasner from Wye Oak. And like Wye Oak (who also play Hopscotch0, Flock of Dimes is now signed to North Carolina label Merge....
On September 25, Merge will release "Curtain" b/w "Apparition,"the second in a series of 7-inch singles from Flock of Dimes, the solo project of Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner. Limited to 1,000 copies, each 7-inch includes a download coupon for both tracks.

Jenn launched Flock of Dimes in 2011 as a way to explore more experimental recording and songwriting outside of the burgeoning success of Wye Oak. A tour opening for Sharon Van Etten followed, and a debut 7-inch, "Prison Bride" b/w "I Can't Tell You Why (screwed mix)," was released by Baltimore-based Friends Records in April of 2011. There are more singles planned as part of this series, but a full-length is not yet on the horizon.

"These two songs function as a pair of opposites: 'Curtain' documents the thoughtless, obsessed joy of new love, whereas 'Apparition' attempts to catch sight of the ghosts it leaves behind in the wake of its absence," says Jenn.

Produced and realized with the help of Mickey Free, "Curtain" b/w "Apparition" features a beautiful cover photograph by Matthew Yake<./blockquote>If you're in NC, stop by today. Listen to "Curtain" by Flock of Dimes, along with a reminder of Wye Oak's upcoming tour dates (which will hit Maxwell's & MHOW), below...

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