Entries tagged with: Maserati

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Milagres

Brooklyn band Milagres released their second album, Violent Light, via Kill Rock Stars this past spring. They've released a new single from the record, the gently anthemic "Terrifying Sea," which makes its premiere in this post. Check it out below.

Milagres have a couple live dates on their horizon, including one at Rough Trade NYC on September 24. Jesse Marchant and Basic Shapes open the show and tickets are on sale now. They'll also play Cincinnati's Midpoint Music Festival on September 27.

The three-day Ohio fest also features Afghan Whigs, Real Estate, Panda Bear, OK Go, Joseph Arthur, Ex Hex and lots more. Full 2014 Midpoint Music Festival lineup is listed, plus the new Milagres video, below...

Continue reading "Milagres made a new lyric video (watch it), playing shows including Rough Trade and Midpoint Music Fest (lineup)"

photos by Sarah Frankie Linder, words by Andrew Sacher

Delorean / Savages
Delorean
Savages

We kicked off our free BrooklynVegan SXSW day parties yesterday (3/13) in Austin at the Main & The Jr (aka the old Emo's location, aka 603 Red River St) with sets from Delorean, Robyn Hitchock, Savages, Camper Van Beethoven, Caveman, Braids, Maserati, Caitlin Rose, Anamanaguchi, Indians, Marnie Stern, Team Spirit, Torres, and Deep Sea Diver. Pictures from the party are in this post, and more are on the way soon.

The biggest surprise for me personally was Torres (aka Mackenzie Scott), whose self titled debut is great, but she really takes it to another level live. Her band is super tight, loud, and confident (her guitarist has some rock star moves) and Mackenzie has some serious pipes that she doesn't even fully reveal on the album. It was a much heavier show than I expected, and if you can catch her at one of her other upcoming SXSW shows, highly recommended.

Torres was followed by other great sets on the outdoor stage (Glasslands Stage), like the noisy math rock of Marnie Stern (who played a lot of her great new album), the danceable video game punk of Anamanaguchi, and a set from post-rockers Maserati, who along with Caveman, cooled things down for a bit. But that cooling down didn't last long, because once Savages took the stage, they were possibly even more intense than CMJ. They played some new stuff that they didn't have back then, and once that album finally drops, I've got pretty high hopes for it. Finally, Delorean wrapped up the outdoor stage with a dancey set. It was nice to end the day with some familiar tunes like "Real Love." Then Maserati came out and joined Delorean for a cover over Gary Numan's "Cars." Not really.

Meanwhile, indoors Deep Sea Diver kicked things off around the same time as Torres outside and they were followed by the fun-rock of Team Spirit, Copenhagen's Indians (who were a 3-piece and were better that way than when I saw him solo), a rousing country set from Caitlin Rose, the new electronic sound of Braids (which we also heard at CMJ), and the show ended with sets from two musical veterans: Camper Van Beethoven and Robyn Hitchcock. Robyn was great and he is especially funny on stage with his in-between song banter. He referred to the overheard sounds of Delorean from the other room as the sounds of devils, and "if they had been heard 200 years earlier, marches of men would have been sent to destroy these fiends," (or something like that).

In addition to the music, Onkyo was there, sampling their new headphones which hit stores next month. mophie, maker of invaluable iPhone chargers, were giving away discount cards good at their pop-up shop which was set up right across the street on Red River. We were also serving complimentary Jameson, and Zico coconut water, and free vegan queso and chips from Food For Lovers. We also had BrooklynVegan t-shirts for the first 50 people in the door, thanks to American Apparel. Also thanks to our other sponsors, Korg, Vox, Blackstar, Creative Recreation, Signazon, WILLCALL, Mirrored Media, and Redigi.

Our day parties continue today (3/14) with sets from Cloud Nothings, Parenthetical Girls, Death, METZ, Milk Music, Beach Fossils, Widowspeak, and more.

More pictures from yesterday's party below...

Continue reading "BrooklynVegan SXSW Wednesday day party in pics (Savages, Robyn Hitchcock, Delorean, Camper Van Beethoven & more)"

follow @BVSXSW on Twitter. here's another BVSXSW lineup announcement...

BV SXSW

As you know, BrooklynVegan is returning to Austin for SXSW this year and throwing four days of day parties at The Main & The Jr aka 603 Red River Street at the corner of 6th aka the old Emo's location. Those happen Wed (3/13), Thurs, Fri and Saturday (3/16). All shows are 100% FREE with RSVP.

We announced the Saturday lineup, and then the Friday lineup, followed by the Thursday lineup, and finally, here is the fourth and final one: the WEDNESDAY LINEUP...

Continue reading "BrooklynVegan free SXSW 2013 Wednesday day party lineup (Robyn Hitchcock, Delorean, Savages, Camper Van Beethoven, Caveman, Marnie Stern, Anamanaguchi & more)"

Frightened Rabbit @ T5, Nov. 2010 (more by Lionel Bergeron)
Frightened Rabbit

SXSW has just announced another round of bands for the 2013 edition of the annual music festival that will happen March 12 - 17. This brings the total current number of acts to around 1300. Someome of the highlights include Vampire Weekend, Frightened Rabbit, The Thermals, Black Lips, Camera Obscura, Merchandise, Bleached, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Eagles of Death Metal, Parenthetical Girls, Indians, Night Beds, IO Echo, KEN Mode, Prince Paul, Pure Bathing Culture, Sepalcure, UK motorik post-punks TOY, Finnish instrumentalists K-X-P, Toronto's Moon King, UK indie rockers Splashh (not Brooklyn Splash with one "h") and loads more. Head to BV Austin for the whole Round 3 list.

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Majeure
Majeure

There are very few things in this world that you can count on. For me, one of those chosen few is that Pittsburgh duo Zombi and it's individual members will make an interesting record.

A.E. Paterra's project known as Majeure is prepping a second outing with Solar Maximum, the new LP due via Temporary Residence Limited on October 16. Though the palette has expanded since the last go-around, the primary colors remain the same: sprawling synth-heavy epics that play like a long-lost John Carpenter or Vangelis sci-fi/action soundtrack from the early '80s. Check out the title track "Solar Maximum" and "Extreme Northern Lights," the latter of which makes it's debut here. Stream both below.

Look for Majeure to join Maserati as part of their US tour together in late Oct/November, including Union Pool on November 7. Tickets are on sale.

Meanwhile, Maserati releases their new LP VII today (10/2) via Temporary Residence Limited, and you can stream that in its entirety, along with both new new Majeure tracks below.

Continue reading "Majeure preps for tour with Maserati, new LP 'Solar Maximum' (stream two songs)"

Ryan Jarman of The Cribs (more by David Andrako) / Amadou & Mariam
Ryan Jarman
Amadou & Mariam

today in NYC
* Coldplay @ IZOD Center
* Love Taps @ Joe's Pub
* Sidi Toure @ Joe's Pub
* Reptar @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Kenny Brawner @ Joe's Pub
* Maxwell @ Prudential Center
* Yemen Blues @ City Winery
* Judah Friedlander @ Carolines
* Jackson Browne @ Beacon Theatre
* Xombie, Gowanus @ Mercury Lounge
* Millie Jackson @ BB King Blues Club
* Michael Attias & Friends @ Barbes
* Mondo! indiepop dance party @ Cameo
* Banda Sinaloense De Los Muertos @ Barbes
* Strung Out, Handguns @ Highline Ballroom
* Nicole Atkins & the Black Sea @ Stone Pony
* Sound Of Urchin @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise
* DMC U.S. Finals DJ Battle @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Chain and the Gang, Blues Control @ Maxwell's
* Turner Cody, Chris Tucci DJ set @ The Ace Hotel
* Amadou & Mariam, Theophilus London @ Summerstage
* Sebastien Drums, Chad Stark @ Santos Party House
* Superhuman Happiness, Beyondo @ Arlene's Grocery
* System of a Down, Deftones @ PNC Bank Arts Center
* KNTRLR, First Nature, Los Encantados @ Glasslands
* Dope Body, Call Of The Wild, Gentleman @ Union Pool
* Egyptrixx, Sinjin Hawke, Gobby, N0ms @ 285 Kent Ave
* Todd Barry, Janeane Garofalo @ EastVille Comedy Club
* Punch, Living Eyes, Born Wrong, Off Camber @ ABC No Rio
* The Gypsy West, The Walnuts, Infantree @ Bowery Electric
* Justin Jones, Queen Orlenes, Yoni Gordon @ The Rock Shop
* Will Stratton, Ice Water, Benjamin Seretan @ 92Y Tribeca
* Electric Umbilical Cord, Weeknight, Mos Fet @ Union Pool
* Guardian Alien, Rhyton, Queening, Ryo Inoue @ Shea Stadium
* Shake The Baron, Stone Cold Fox, The Yes Way @ Mercury Lounge
* Walls, Kim Phuc, Joint Damage, Death Evocation, Shoxx @ Acheron
* Mortem, Crucifier, Imprecation, Polterchrist @ Saint Vitus
* Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Erik Deutsch Trio @ Brooklyn Bowl
* I Am Lightyear, New Animal, New Myths, Old Abram Brown @ Pianos
* Flea Market, The Eeries, Organs, Eurotics, Nervous Ticks @ XPO 929
* Lemonade (DJ Set), Blondes (DJ set), Rewards (DJ set) @ Glasslands
* Pillars and Tongues, Olivia Salvadori, Hiro Kone (DJ set) @ Zebulon
* Frustrations, Bambara, Life Size Maps, Hamburguesa @ Death By Audio
* Les Racquet, The Black Cadillacs, The Floorwalkers @ Knitting Factory
* John Talabot DJ set, Jamie XX DJ set, JDH & Dave P @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Jamie XX, Pearson Sound, Lemonade, Sinjin Hawke, Zora Jones @ Warm Up P.S.1
* Tyvek, Wet Hair, Scott & Charlene's Wedding, Volunteers Park @ Living Bread
* Miniature Tigers, French Horn Rebellion, Joywave @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Dino's Boys, Games, The Babyshakes, Cy Barkley & The Way Outsiders @ Cake Shop
* Ryan Jarman (The Cribs), Jeffrey Lewis, Devin, Jen Turner (of Here We Go Magic), Penn Badgley @ Cameo
* Law & Order, Slothrust, The Toothaches, The Graveyard Kids @ Big Snow Buffalo Lodge
* Two Cow Garage, Uncle Leon & The Alibis, Ram's Head Lady Slipper, Sad and French @ Union Hall
* Nymph, Noveller, Black Crown Ceremony, GSOL, Dome Theater, Cool Places Soundsystem DJ set @ Secret Project Robot
* Pass Kontrol, Not Blood Paint, Backwords, Bad Credit No Credit, Katie Mullins, Gunfight, Springs, Uzuhi, Activists/Dictators, The Winter Ring @ The Vander Ende-Onderdonk House
* Ancient Filth, All Torn Up, Barbarian, Tribal Force @ Acheron

While Lollapalooza and Osheaga have sucked away a good portion of name bands for the weekend, there are still plenty of fun music things to do. This afternoon Amadou & Mariam and Theopolis London play a free show at Central Park Summerstage; Union Pool's afternoon Summer Thunder series continues with Baltimore noisemakers Dope Body, plus Call of the Wild and Gentlemen; and Rippers out in Rockaway Beach is throwing a boardwalk party with Clouder, Dead Stars, Friend Roulette, Huntronik, Eastern Hollows and Blackout. All of these shows are FREE.

You could also head to Cameo tonight to see Ryan Jarman of The Cribs (whoa-oh!) play his first-ever NYC solo show with Jen Turner from Here We Go Magic, Jeffrey Lewis (!), Devin (!!), and Penn Badgley (?!? the Gossip Girl dude?). Tickets are still available. Then stick around Cameo for Mondo! which is the city's premier indiepop dance party.

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Lower Dens have released a new video for "Candy" from their recent NooTropics. Check that out below.

Full of Hell have unleashed a new song from an upcoming split with Calm the Fire due on Holy Roar Records this September. Check out "Return to the Mines" featuring Mike Riley (ex-Pulling Teeth) below.

Check out the new song "The Eliminator" from Maserati's Maserati VII due via TRL on 10/2. While you're down there, don't miss "Dream Odyssey" by Mono also due from TRL on 9/4.

Continue reading "What's going on Saturday?"

by BBG

Turing Machine

Psychedelic-post-punk-funk favorites Turing Machine are back with their third album What Is The Meaning Of What, the follow-up to 2004's Zwei and first since the tragic passing of drummer Jerry Fuchs

Shortly after Turing Machine began to work on what would become What Is The Meaning Of What, Fuchs tragically passed away. In his absence, guitarist Justin Chearno and bassist Scott DeSimon spent the better part of a year completing the album, with a little help from a plethora of friends, including Disappears vocalist Brian Case, and a host of musicians from the DFA roster, including Andrew Raposo and Caito Sanchez (both of Midnight Magic), Abe Seiferth, DJ McNany, and Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem).
Jerry Fuchs appears on the release (his final recordings), which hits stores on May 8th via Temporary Residence Limited.

Catch Turing Machine in five-piece formation (with Chris Egan of Computer Magic/SpaceCamp/Adam Green/Lightspeed Champion, Dennis McNany of Jee Day/Run Roc, and Abe Seiferth of Tippy Toes and the producer of the newest LP) at a record release show at Union Pool on May 18th where they'll be joined Violent Bullshit. Tickets are on sale.

In related news, Violent Bullshit (current & ex-mems of Les Savy Fav, Panthers, Orchid and more) are preparing to release their new LP Adult Problems and you can order your copy via the band. The band will also play Grand Victory on May 26th.

Stream the recent Turing Machine single and the previous Violent Bullshit record (available for free download) below...

Continue reading "Turing Machine return with a new LP (featuring Jerry Fuchs) & a record release show in Brooklyn"

photos by Chris Doss, words by BBG

DOWNLOAD: Maserati - "We Got the System to Fight the System" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Maserati - "Pyramid Of The Moon" (MP3 EDIT)

Maserati
Maserati

Though Jerry Fuchs is gone (but not forgotten), Maserati have soldiered on by adding all of Zombi (Steve Moore and Anthony Paterra) into the fold. Steve Moore (as a solo artist) also supported the great Maserati at Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday night, 11/13, as did the incredible Psychic Paramount. The same three bands play The Middle East in Boston tonight (11/15).

Maserati recently dropped their new LP Pyramid of the Sun via Temporary Residence Limited. The LP features some of the last recordings of Jerry Fuchs behind the kit and is out NOW. Two samples can be downloaded above. If you are on the East Coast, make sure and catch Maserati on tour NOW (Parlour becomes their opener starting Tuesday).

After the Maserati show, Brooklyn groups Midnight Magic & Punches performed at the dance party that took over the club/bowling alley after midnight. Chris stuck around for that too, so you've got pictures from both Saturday night Brooklyn Bowl shows in this post. More of them below...

Continue reading "Maserati, Psychic Paramount, Steve Moore & then Midnight Magic & Punches played Brooklyn Bowl (pics) "

DOWNLOAD: Maserati - "We Got the System to Fight the System" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Maserati - "Pyramid Of The Moon" (MP3 EDIT)

Maserati

Maserati have announced a string of US dates in anticipation of Pyramid of the Sun, the band's new LP due on 11/9 via Temporary Residence Limited. The tour, the first since the untimely death of Jerry Fuchs, will feature AE Paterra of Zombi behind the kit and will hit Brooklyn Bowl on 11/13 with The Psychic Paramount and Steve Moore (who also contributed to the LP). No tickets yet, but they should be on sale soon.

Maserati recently dropped another new MP3 from the upcoming LP via Pitchfork. Check that out above and dig on tour dates below...

Continue reading "Maserati announces 2010 tour dates (and gives another MP3)"

by BBG

DOWNLOAD: Maserati - "Pyramid Of The Moon" (MP3 EDIT)

Maserati 2009
Maserati

Shrinebuilder and Maserati have very little in common, musically speaking. One relies on bluesy/sludgy riffage and post-metal roar, while the other is more concerned with muscling you out on the dancefloor. Yet both have absolutely incendiary live shows and now, both have killer songs called "Pyramid Of The Moon".

I've been a long-time fan of Maserati's spacey kraut-rock dancefloor-FONK and I'm excited for new material which will come soon in the form of a limited-edition 12" for "Pyramid Of The Moon". The song, and alternate version of the title track from the band's forthcoming album (!) Pyramid of The Sun, is available in edited form, for the first time, above, and will appear in all its extended nine-plus-minute glory along with a remix by The Field on the 12". Preorder it.

The new LP will include some of the final recordings of Jerry Fuchs, whose untimely passing left the band and the Brooklyn music community shaken. The LP, mixed with Justin Van Der Volgen (!!!, Out Hud, TBD) and Temporary Residence Limited founder Jeremy deVine (Sonna), includes collaborations with Steve Moore (Zombi) and will hit store shelves on 11/9. Make sure and check that out, it definitely cooks.

And speaking of !!!, openers have been announced for their upcoming 2-night run at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Fol Chen and Midnight Magic open the 11/6 show. Onra and Pattern is Movement play support on 11/7. Tickets (including the 2-day pass) are still on sale.

Continue reading "Maserati MP3 from 'Pyramid of the Sun', Chk Chk Chk openers "

by BBG

Nic Offer and friends at Highline Ballroom (more by Ryan Muir)
!!!

!!! play the free Pool Party show on Sunday (8/15) with support from Lee Fields and the Expressions, The Strange Boys, and Future Islands, and yet that it somehow not enough; the funk-punk troupe is ALREADY itching to get back to Brooklyn (that's good news). Along with a veritable shit ton of US dates that kick off in early September, the band will play another NYC show on October 6th just down the street from the waterfront at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Ticket info is forthcoming.

The dates follow the release (Aug 23) of the band's new LP, Strange Weather, Isn't It?, their first since the Myth Takes LP from 2007. The album's first track, "AM/FM" recently surfaced as a limited 12" single, and is featured in the Black Dice-directed video below. A second, and more recent track from that LP, "The Most Certain Sure", is streaming below.

In related news, some of the final recordings from ex-!!! drummer Jerry Fuchs (RIP) will surface on the new Maserati LP, Pyramid Of The Sun, due on November 9th, 2010 via Temporary Residence Limited.

The sudden, tragic and unexpected passing of drummer Jerry Fuchs not only forever changed the lives of those that knew and loved him (a number that stretches into the tens of thousands by all accounts), but it immediately halted progress on a new Maserati album for which they had already begun recording. As one of Fuchs' final recordings, the band labored over its completion for the better part of a year. Afforded the utmost care and attention to detail, Pyramid of the Sun stands firmly as a celebration of Fuchs' legacy, and a testament to the ever-increasing brilliance of Maserati.

Mixed with Justin Van Der Volgen (!!!, Out Hud) and Temporary Residence founder Jeremy deVine (Sonna), Pyramid includes two collaborations with friend and tourmate Steve Moore (Zombi)... Closing the album is the bittersweet "Bye M'Friend, Goodbye," a motorik summer punk jam that splits the difference between Wipers and Neu! and carries the bittersweet distinction of being one of the band's finest songs, and the final track written and recorded with Fuchs.

If it's anything like the prior Maserati material, it will most certainly be worth a listen.

!!! dates, new track & video, below...

Continue reading "!!! expand tour (dates), add another Brooklyn show, stream new song (album out soon) ++ new Maserati LP coming too"

photos by Ryan Muir

Happy Holidays! I take on more than I can handle. That results in a lot of unposted content. In the name of catching up, while also taking it easy during this final week of the year, here's some of that lost material.

Jerry Fuchs (RIP)
Maserati

One month ago [as of December 8th], our drummer Gerhardt "Jerry" Fuchs passed away in a tragic accident near his home in Brooklyn, NY. While we are overwhelmingly saddened by his loss, we appreciate the outpouring of support and kind words from so many of you. Jerry's memory will always live through the hundreds of recordings he played on, thousands of shows he played and countless people from all over the world whose lives he touched.

As recently as this past July, we had been recording a new Maserati record with Jerry. While the future of our band seems unclear at this point, we will be hard at work in 2010 finishing the record as a testament to our dearest friend. Stay tuned for more updates... - [Maserati]

Maserati, while on tour with Mono, played Pop Montreal in October - not long before the sad passing of their drummer Jerry Fuchs. More pictures from their set, below...

Continue reading "Maserati (w/ Jerry Fuchs) @ Pop Montreal 2009 - pics "

Jerry Fuchs
Jerry Fuchs

"As the new millennium started gearing up, there was a obvious reason why Jerry started playing with all the DFA-affiliated bands (The Juan Maclean, !!!, etc.) as time went on: He was an invaluable monster on the drums that could recreate those motorik-like disco beats and make it sound human. Goddamn, the hair on the back of my neck stands on end when I think about it. Recent years saw him reaffirm his roots in Athens as he became the incredibly propulsive backbone to Maserati after they gave their original drummer the boot. And man, again, watching Jerry perform was always a treat. ALWAYS." [Chunklet]
It's been a week since the tragic death of Jerry Fuchs. A memorial service was held at Enids in Brooklyn on Thursday. The loft building he died in, 338 Berry Street, is going about business as usual. There are many Craigslist ads for spaces there. All of them mention the freight elevator as an amenity. This is the picture of the building from one of the ads:

338 Berry
338 Berry

What was Jerry doing at 338 Berry at the night in question? Well, this "AccesSoiree" benefit party was happening there...

Jerry Fuchs party

The party advertised that there would be "DJ sets by fashion darling Judi Rosen, The Juan MacLean's Nancy Wang and more from New York's finest DFA crew to name but a few". The above-quoted Chunklet obit is one of the nicest I've seen, and as it reiterates, Jerry was a large part of DFA. Chk Chk Chk wrote this on their MySpace...

thanks to everyone who has contacted us with their love and support. we could never put into words how special a person jerry was and how much we loved him. we ask that you tell all the people you care about and are thankful for that you love them. we wish we still had jerry.
A member of Hot Chip got this new Jerry Fuchs memorial tattoo...

Jerry Fuchs Tattoo

The first Juan Maclean video below (with a fake fight) explains the midi tattoo. The other video features a 16 minute live version of "Happy House" with Jerry behind the kit. Juan is DJing a benefit in San Francisco on November 20th. More details about that and both videos below...

Continue reading "remembering Jerry Fuchs (338 Berry, Chunklet, !!!, Hot Chip, Juan Maclean, a tattoo & a benefit in San Francisco) "

Jerry Fuchs

Gerhardt Fuchs grew up playing the drums in Georgia and went on to perform with bands that toured across the country, but it was in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that he forged his reputation as a dynamic, driving drummer widely esteemed by his peers.

And it was in that same neighborhood, in the shadow of the Williamsburg Bridge, that Mr. Fuchs, known as Jerry, fell to his death on Sunday morning [11/8] in the elevator shaft of an industrial building on Berry Street. [NYTimes]

Jerry Fuchs, who played with groups including the Juan MacLean, Turing Machine, Holy Ghost!, !!! and Maserati, was 34. RIP

He recently came back from a tour playing drums with Maserati, who traveled with Mono. The tour included two nights in New York and an appearance at Pop Montreal on October 1st.

Juan Maclean wrote, "Jerry was one of my best and most loyal friends. He was hands-down the best drummer I have ever played with or seen for that matter. Jerry was with me from the start of The Juan MacLean, and we had countless adventures together all over the world. He was utterly sincere and fiercely loyal. During a particularly difficult time, while backstage in a club in Chicago, Jerry told me "Juan, I will follow you to the end of the earth and I will always be there for you." That was Jerry, the greatest drummer in the world, the greatest friend you could ever have."

As the NY Post reports, "Fuchs is the second Maserati drummer to meet a tragic end. In 2005, then-drummer Mikel Gius was run down and killed as he rode his bike on a Sacramento street." Mikel Gius was in !!! too.

Maserati clips, which feature Jerry's stunning drumming in a central way, and other videos, below...

Continue reading "Jerry Fuchs, RIP (drummer for Maserati, Juan MacLean, !!!)"

Maserati
Maserati

"Such a great show. I have seen Mono a bunch of times so I knew what to expect and they delivered as usual but Maserati was fucking RIDICULOUS. I saw them a few years ago and I remembered them being good but nothing like what happened last night at [the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia]. Their drummer is an absolute machine and they were loud as fuck. Just driving bass and perfect drumming coupled with 2 guitars and lots of delay. It's seriously impossible to stand still while they're playing. Please go and see these dudes if you ever have the chance."
[The Bastardizer]
Mono and Maserati played the church in Philly before arriving in NYC for shows at Bowery Ballroom (Monday) and The Bell House (Tuesday). Maserati's Bowery set was taped. You can download it HERE.

More dates HERE. A video of Mono from the Bowery show, below...

Continue reading "Mono & Maserati played Philly & NYC... continue on tour "

by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: Maserati - "Monoliths" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Maserati - "Join Us, Mystic Sister / No More Sages" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Majeure - "Teleforce" (MP3)

Maserati

Maserati are prepping to release a rarities compilation entitled Passages:

Featuring all four tracks from their blink-and-it's-gone limited-edition split LP with Zombi, as well as their remix LP (featuring The DFA's Tim Goldsworthy and !!!'s Justin Van Der Volgen), Passages is augmented with two previously unreleased tracks - the Moog-fueled meditative trance of Steve Moore's "Monoliths" remix, and the positively sublime emotional heft of "Do You Hear The Nightbirds Calling You?", all remastered from the original master tapes and packaged with eye-popping new artwork.

Also included on the Enhanced CD are two brilliant videos for "Inventions (Live)" and "This Is A Sight We Had One Day On The High Mountain."

That new LP includes the kick ass "Monoliths" as well as the previously discussed "Join Us, Mystic Sister / No More Sages" available for download above. Look for that LP to surface on merch tables during their stint with Mono which includes their dates at The Bell House (9/29, tix) and Bowery Ballroom (9/28, tix). All dates below.

Meanwhile, a member of Zombi recently signed with Temporary Residence and is prepping a new LP. Majeure, the nom de plume of A.E. Paterra, will release Timespan (featuring "Teleforce" above) on the label this fall with pre-orders kicking off on 9/1.

Full tour dates and those previously-mentioned videos are below...

Continue reading "Maserati releasing rarities, TRL signs Majeure - MP3 & dates"

photos by Teppei

DOWNLOAD: Mono - "Ashes In The Snow" (MP3)

Mono

The show, held at the acoustically spectacular New York Society for Ethical Culture, opened with the premier of Arvo Part's Symphony No. 4. A beautiful piece given life by the Wordless Orchestra conducted by Jeff Milarsky. It set a calm scene. Essential for the performance Mono was about to lay down.

The quartet, backed by a condensed version of the orchestra, played an hour plus set that quite simply defied my greatest expectations. Their regular sound is already unusually instrumental for a rock band so the inclusion of an orchestra was seamless and, for lack of a better word, epic. The 800 plus die hard Mono fans that had lined up around the block to get in were clearly transcended by the event. They four band members put everything they had out there. At one point the lead guitarist was on his hands and knees while a die hard fan hovered near by. Its an interesting experience, witnessing other people experience what may very well be their live musical apex. Even for someone like myself ,who may not have had an abundance of Mono exposure, the music that was created Friday night left me appropriately wordless. [The World in a Paper Cup]

Mono played two tenth-anniversary shows with the Wordless Orchestra in NYC: one at New York Society for Ethical Culture on May 8th, and a second at (Le) Poisson Rouge on May 9th. That review, and the pictures in this post, are from the first.

Mono will tour Europe in July, and then return to North America in September for a nearly month-long string of shows with Maserati. Those will include NYC stops at Bowery Ballroom on September 28th and the Bell House on September 29th. Tickets for the Brooklyn show are on sale.

More pictures and all tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Mono - 2009 tour dates w/ Maserati ++ Wordless show pics"

by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: Maserati - "Join Us, Mystic Sister / No More Sage" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Zombi - "Spirit Animal" (MP3 Snippet)
DOWNLOAD: Mono - "Ashes In The Snow" (MP3)

Zombi (photo by Shawn Brackbill)
Zombi

Zombi is a space rock duo from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, consisting of Steve Moore on bass and synthesizers and Anthony Paterra on drums. The group makes use of looping to create multi-layered compositions. They have toured with Don Caballero, Isis, Orthrelm, The Psychic Paramount, Daughters, Red Sparowes, These Arms Are Snakes and Trans Am.
Zombi does not f around. The proggy duo have scheduled THREE releases for the month of February... read 'em and weep Axl Rose.

First up is Spirit Animal, Zombi's poppin' fresh LP due on Feb 3rd via Relapse Records. The band is currently streaming snippets of a pair of tracks at their myspace and made one of those snippets available for download here... check out "Spirit Animal" above.

Zombi's second release is decidedly different... the Sapphire 12" will be released on Throne Of Blood (aka The Rapture's label). Look for that on dancefloors, in February as well.

Finally, Zombi have paired up with Maserati to release a split LP on Temporary Residence Limited, due in, you guessed it, February. The kind folks at TRL have made one of those Maserati tracks (and an intro) available for download. Check out "Join Us, Mystic Sister / No More Sages" above. Maserati will be embarking on a short East Coast tour, hitting Le Poisson Rouge along the way on March 10th. Tickets are on sale.

While we are on the Temporary Residence Limited tip, labelmates MONO have dropped of an MP3 from their upcoming LP Hymn to the Immortal Wind check it out above. Tickets are still available for their 10th anniversary show at The Society For Ethical Culture with a 23-piece orchestra.

And that's not all for Steve Moore... the Zombi multi-instrumentalist wears many faces, a few of which will be showcased in the coming weeks. Look for a solo Steve Moore to hit Connolly's with Future Islands and Anamanaguchi on Jan 16th, and then again at Cake Shop with Jonas Reinhardt and ARP on Jan 30. He's also in Titan (who have no shows scheduled at the moment) and Lovelock who play Jan 23rd with College, Anoraak, and Russ Chimes as part of the Valerie party at Webster Hall.

All Maserati, Steve Moore, College, and Anoraak dates (none for Zombi yet), below...

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