Entries tagged with: Matthew Dear
Blondes at Monster Island in 2010 (more by Erez Avissar)
PopRally is presenting an evening of music, light, and sound, which features a live performance by Brooklyn electronic duo Blondes (aka Zach Steinman and Sam Haar) and a DJ set by Juan MacLean at MoMA on January 21. According to a press release, visitors will also have the exclusive opportunity to view the exhibitions Contemporary Art from the Collection, 1980-Now; Thing/Thought: Fluxus Editions, 1962-1978; Sanja Ivekovic: Sweet Violence; and Projects 96: Haris Epaminonda. Tickets are on sale now. More details below.
Details for the MoMA show below...
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Matthew Dear - "Headcage" (MP3)
Matthew Dear at Moogfest 2011 (more by Diana Wong)
Matthew Dear is releasing the followup to 2010's Black City LP with the Headcage EP on January 17 via Ghostly. The EP's second track, "In The Middle (I Met You There)" features a collaboration with The Drums' frontman Jonathan Pierce, and the EP's title track, which you can download above and stream below, was produced with Van Rivers and The Subliminal Kid, who have also worked with Blonde Redhead, Glasser, and Fever Ray. There's also an audio/visual project which uses part of that track directed by Morgan Beringer, who has worked with Matthew in the past, which you can watch below. The brightly colored synths and morphing visuals of the video drift away from the bleakness of Black City, but Matthew's vocals come in lower than ever. He recently spoke to FACT about that:
In retrospect, I don't think it was intentional. Sometimes you just feel a bit lower than normal, and that day in the studio must have reflected that. The lyrics are quite dreamscape, and I think I had Lennon's 'Come Together' floating around in my head. You know, "feet, down below his knees" kind of a feel. Lyrically, I wanted to just rattle off a bunch of one-liners like that, that would make sense only as a group. Also, I love the intimacy of J.J. Cale's vocal delivery and was aiming for something similar. I must have been very close to the microphone for this one.The track, "Headcage," will also appear on Matthew's next full length, Beams, which is set to be released in 2012. The artwork and tracklist for the EP is below.
Matthew has a few dates coming up in support of the EP, including Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco and a live show in NYC at Bowery Ballroom on March 2 with Blondes (who also have an album coming out) and Helado Negro. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday (1/6) at noon.
All dates, stream, video, and album info below...
photos by Diana Wong
Tangerine Dream & fan
The annual music festival Moogfest took place this Halloween weekend down in Asheville, North Carolina. Countless bands we know and love played over the course of its three days including The Antlers, Atlas Sound, Austra, Anika, The Field, AraabMuzik, Flying Lotus, Chromeo, TV on the Radio, Moby, Matthew Dear, Tangerine Dream, and many more. And that was just Friday. Friday pictures are in this post.
As NPR points out:
"Tangerine Dream has wore many hats during a prolific 35-year career: Krautrock, New Age, film scores and pioneering synth music, to start. The group has consistently worked at a steady clip, generating 116 (!) live and studio albums in spite of its many personnel changes. Edgar Froese, the creative force behind Tangerine Dream, is the only remaining original member."Tangerine Dream played a two hour set at the fest. You can listen to the whole thing at NPR who have streaming sets from Austra, Atlas Sound, Tim Hecker, The Field, CANT and others too. The rest of our pictures from the first of three days, below...
The Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival will take place across five venues (all of which are on N. 6th St in Williamsburg) this year, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Public Assembly, The Cove, Cameo, and Zablozki's from November 11 - 12. The lineup includes Four Tet (DJ set), Diamond Rings, Matthew Dear, Reggie Watts, Kingdom, Nguzunguzu, Daedelus, and more (with more TBA). Tickets are on sale now. The currently announced lineup is listed below.
Diamond Rings is releasing a limited edition 7" to accompany the European release of his debut LP Special Affections. The 7" features album track "You & Me" and a cover of Teenage Fanclub's "Mellow Doubt." You can stream that cover below.
Matthew Dear also plays Moogfest which takes place in Asheville, NC not long before BEMF.
Lineup and song stream below...
We've made some last minute changes to the event today, Sept 25th, due to weather concerns. We decided to move the location to an indoor location, Safe Harbor Loft in Soho.This was supposed to happen outside in Williamsburg.
The address is 446 Broadway. We've also changed the times, and the event starts now at 2pm and ends at 11pm. We're super excited about this location and believe everyone will be too once they see the space.
Tim Sweeney's WNYU radio show Beats in Space is celebrating 12 years by throwing a party in the parking lot at 59 North 6th St in Williamsburg on Sunday (near Cameo, across the street from Music Hall of Williamsburg and Public Assembly). The outdoor, rain-or-shine, 21+ event runs from noon-9pm and features the following lineup:
Matthew Dear (Ghostly Intl)You should be fully recovered from the Rapture show at Webster Hall by then. Tickets are on sale (and will run you a bit less than $35 each). The flyer is below.
Juan Maclean (DFA Records)
Metro Area (Environ Records)
Rub N Tug (Eric Duncan & Thomas Bullock)
Kim Ann Foxman (Hercules & Love Affair)
DJ Nature (Golf Channel)
Blondes (performing Live/RVNG)
Tim Sweeney (BIS Records)
Meanwhile, Blondes can be found DJing Friday night (tonight, 9/23) at Santos Party House along with a cast that includes No Bra, Carsten Nicolai of Signal and Ital (aka "the new dancefloor oriented solo project of Daniel Martin McCormick of Mi Ami, Black Eyes, Sex Worker"). Listen to Ital in a video below...
DOWNLOAD: SBTRKT - "Wildfire" (Drumma Boy remix ft. Shabazz Palaces) (MP3)
Back in June, we announced the killer initial lineup for Moogfest 2011 (October 28, 29, 30). That lineup just got even better with additions including TV on the Radio, Special Disco Version featuring James Murphy and Pat Mahoney, St. Vincent, SBTRKT, Flying Lotus, YACHT, John Maus, Araabmuzik Baths, Zomby, Active Child and more. It was also announced that Brian Eno, part of the initial lineup, will be presenting Brian Eno's 77 Million Paintings and "Illustrated Talks" as part of this year's fest.
The initial announcement also included Suicide, Tangerine Dream, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Austra, M83, Little Dragon, Passion Pit, Toro y Moi, Moby (full band), The Flaming Lips, Battles, CANT, Brandt Brauer Frick (who will be on a US tour that hits Glasslands), and more.
Speaking of CANT (aka Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear), he revealed the song "Believe" from his upcoming debut LP yesterday. Stream the track below. The album comes out September 13 on Chris' own Terrible Records. He's also got an upcoming tour surrounding Moogfest which includes a show on October 25 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets are still on sale.
Speaking of SBTRKT and Little Dragon, Drumma Boy remixed the SBTRKT song with Little Dragon's Yukimi Nagano on lead vocals. Shabazz Palaces is also featured on the remix (compare that to Drake's version). Grab the track above via Gorilla vs Bear. Shabazz wrote on Facebook today, "Besides the release of Black Up, I don't think I've seen one article on here create such a surge of activity as this Wildfire Remix has. Amazing."
Sampha, who sings live with SBTRKT and on his album, also recently released his own song, "Indecision." Stream the track below. Moogfest is one of the stops on SBTRKT's recently announced US tour that also hits Bowery Ballroom on October 31 (with Araabmuzik) and Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 1. Tickets for both shows are still on sale.
Little Dragon plays a BV-presented Record Release show at Music Hall of WIlliamsburg TONIGHT (8/16). The show is sold out, but if you don't have tickets you can catch them in NYC again on their headlining tour which hits Terminal 5 on October 14. Tickets are still on sale.
Song streams and full Moogfest lineup below...
Suicide at ATP 2009 (more by Ryan Muir)
The initial lineup is out for this year's Moogfest, which is taking place in Asheville, NC on October 28-30. This year's lineup has some pretty impresive names including three pioneers of electronic music; Tangerine Dream, Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Suicide, who are performing their highly influential 1977 self titled debut album in its entirety. The Flaming Lips, Crystal Castles, Little Dragon, Passion Pit, Toro y Moi, Chromeo, Austra, M83, Tim Hecker, and many others on there too. Tickets go on sale Saturday (6/4) at noon. Check out the full initial lineup and a video below.
photos by Winnie Cheung
A few nights after they played a show with Craft Spells and Beach Fossils at Music Hall of Williamsburg, which was right after they played a show at Mercury Lounge, The Drums shared a bill with Matthew Dear at Knitting Factory (last night, 4/11). A set of pictures from that sold out Brooklyn show continues below...
The Drums @ Brooklyn Bowl in 2009 (more by Oren Loloi)
The previously mentioned Drums show happening at Mercury Lounge on April 7th with iO Echo (io Echo's first-ever NYC show) is sold out, but you can catch the band even sooner and for free and TONIGHT (3/25) at Tribeca Grand. RSVP and more info is in the flyer below.
You can also catch the Drums, who weren't at SXSW to sing with Edwyn Collins, at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on April 11th with Matthew Dear who will be playing with his own band. Tickets are on sale. All tour dates are below...
Tom Tom Club @ Brooklyn Bowl in 2010 (more by Ryan Barkan)
Tom Tom Club have just one upcoming show, and that is the one happening tonight, 1/12, at Irving Plaza. Matthew Dear, in full band format, is opening that show which starts in just a few hours from the time I'm writing this. Tickets are still on sale. Last night Tom Tom Club played two songs on Fallon. Video of both is below.
You can also catch Matthew, in DJ format at the Hotel on Rivington in NYC this Sunday (1/16), or at one of his upcoming full band tour dates that are listed below...
Beach House @ Prospect Park (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Kevin Drew's Favorite Albums of 2010 (via)
The National, High Violet (4AD)Beach House also made Pitchfork's Top 10.
Here We Go Magic, Pigeons (SECRETLY CANADIAN)
Beach House, Teen Dream (SUB POP)
Big Boi, Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty (PURPLE RIBBON/DEF JAM)
Owen Pallett, Heartland (DOMINO)
Brian McBride, The Effective Disconnect (KRANKY)
Bishop Morocco, Bishop Morocco (HAND DRAWN DRACULA)
Four Tet, There Is Love in You (DOMINO)
Matthew Dear, Black City (GHOSTLY INTERNATIONAL)
Pastor T.L. Barrett and the Youth for Christ Choir, Like a Ship… (Without a Sail) [reissue] (LIGHT IN THE ATTIC)
Kevin Drew's band Broken Social Scene is touring soon and playing Terminal 5. Big Boi has a show coming up at Terminal 5 too. Beach House have two shows coming up at Webster Hall as part of a short tour, and they played Conan last night (12/20). Video below...
Twin Shadow @ LPR in September (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Twin Shadow is playing 'A Terrible Holiday Party' at Don Hill's in NYC on Friday, 12/17. Tickets go on sale Friday at 9am for the event that is also advertising "Possible special guest: ???" and DJ sets by Twin Shadow producer Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear, Les Enfant Terribles, and Drew Heffron.
Twin Shadow also has upcoming dates throughout North America and Europe, and they are all listed below along with four different streaming remixes of Drums song "Me & the Moon", including one by Matthew Dear and another by Twin Shadow....
WAVVES @ MHOW in September (more by Chris Gersbeck)
Wavves will support Phoenix and Dirty Projectors at Madison Square Garden tonight (10/20). If you miss it, the king of branded weedgrinders will also play a surprise show at the CMJ PureVolume house later tonight at 10PM. He goes on right after Matthew Dear (which means he's playing at least 4 CMJ shows) Flyer below.
The Purevolume House will be open all five days of CMJ and will also host sets from No Joy (who are also playing the BV day party on 10/23 and other shows), Oberhofer (who also play the BV Day Party on 10/22), La Sera (who plays the Hardly Art showcase on 10/21 and the Forcefield showcase on 10/22 and more), Bear Hands (who play a bunch of shows - all dates below), Teen Inc, and many many others (some curated by Gorilla Vs Bear and Hype Machine). RSVP to get in.
Full schedule below...
Matthew Dear @ MHOW in 2008 (more by Bao Nguyen)
As mentioned, Pitchfork will be hosting three days of shows at Brooklyn Bowl during, but-it-looks-like/probably completely unaffiliated with, CMJ this year (Thursday/Friday/Saturday CMJ week). "Brooklyn Bowl is located at 61 Wythe Avenue between N. 11th and N. 12th streets. The festival starts at 2 p.m. each day, with doors opening at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10, both in advance and day of the show." They're calling it the #OFFLINE Festival.
Based on the lineups and start time, it looks like each #OFFLINE day will be about a 12 hour show. No set times yet though, but the full lineups and ticket links are below...
Matthew Dear is one of the biggest names on the list (he plays Saturday), and it will be one of three CMJ week shows for Matthew. His first is Friday night at Webster Hall with Jamaica and Dominique Young Unique. His third is later on Saturday at Public Assembly for the FIXED/Making Time Party with Matthew Dear, Crocodiles, Holy Ghost!, Javelin, Gold Panda, Jamaica, and Kisses.
The FIXED/Making Time party starts after the BrooklynVegan party which is also happening at Public Assembly that same day. Just to be clear:
SATURDAY OCTOBER 23RD
* BrooklynVegan @ Public Assembly 12-6pm (free - more details TBA)
* FIXED/Making Time @ Public Assembly 9pm-late (tickets)
* Pitchfork @ Brooklyn Bowl 2pm-late (tickets)
* BrooklynVegan metal @ Union Pool 7pm-late ($5.00 or CMJ badge at the door)
We (BrooklynVegan) will also be at Public Assembly all day on Friday, October 22nd (details TBA), and at Music Hall of Williamsburg on the Thursday night.
All Matthew Dear tour dates (many of which we previously posted including a November show at MHoW), and the Pitchfork #OFFLINE Fest info, below...
DOWNLOAD: Matthew Dear - "Soil To Seed" (MP3)
Make that 788. CMJ spoke of 787 artists in their most recent batch of announcements, but now we know of another. Matthew Dear will hit the road for a string of US shows that will include CMJ (he has the dates listed as 10/22 and 10/23). Details on those are forthcoming, but what is known is that, later in his tour, Dear will be at Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 23rd where his tunes will get the live band treatment. Tickets are on sale. All dates, most of which are "live band", are below.
Matthew Dear recently welcomed a new full-length in Black City, which dropped in middle August, and though Dear recently moved to NYC, the album title has nothing to do with our fair city:
The Quietus: I gather you moved to New York recently - has that had an effect on the album?Dig on one of those tracks, "Soil To Seed", above and dig on all tour dates below....
MD: Yeah - I'm careful to say yes - but the album's not about New York. The album's called Black City, but it's nowhere near a concept album. I'm not trying to generalise an alternate New York or anything. But generally the mood that a city evokes, the energy level and the pace of the city, can definitely have an effect on its residents. There's no great scene or collective New York experience that's happening at the moment that would influence this album. But just the way of the city - I think any city becomes Black City in a sense; London obviously is very dense and can have a lot of pressures on anybody who lives there - not only an artist, but you know a writer, a banker, anything. Black City is really just that sense of density, of being lost in the megastructure.
Is that something you feel more acutely in New York than you did in Detroit?
MD: Yeah, but strangely similar - it's almost like they're inverse ideas. Where Detroit's far more desolate and kind of abandoned - almost like a skeleton or a shell left of what once was - of that density. In that sense you get a really strange feeling of being alone in a burnt out machine. But it's great - Detroit's an amazing city for that.
Electric Zoo (more by Zach Dilgard)
While from the outside, Electric Zoo (Sept 5-6, 2009) might seem like a 2-day hell, overrun by fake-tanned, heavily hair-gelled masses and their female counterparts, the actual experience (at least for me) was far from it. While my jaw dropped in horror as many of the element described above boarded the ferry to Randall's Island at the 35th Street pier, and I was only further freaked out when the entire boat broke out in a sing-along to "Now That the Love Is Gone" by David Guetta (one of many deejays playing the festival), once I arrived the dread of dealing that all day, subsided.
For starters, the festival grounds were very accommodating size-wise for the number in attendance. When I first arrived around 12:30 on Saturday, there was ample room and even as the day wore on and the grounds filled up, I never felt that I was trudging through a crowd to get where I wanted to go. Along with the size of the venue, the diverse spread of deejays (who were grouped at four different tents/stages vaguely according to similar genre/sound), kept my interaction with club-goers whom I would rarely run into under normal circumstances, to a minimum. In the instances where I was confronted with people straight out of My New Haircut (NSFW!) I couldn't say a bad thing about them. Everyone at the festival seemed to be too happy to be there, and dancing their asses off, to care what was going on around them, or to do anything too outwardly annoying to ruin anyone's time.
Cat Power @ Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday (more by Ryan Muir)
today in NYC
* Matthew Dear @ Rebel
* Beirut & Kaki King @ BAM
* Bear in Heaven @ BAM Cafe
* the English Beat @ Stone Pony
* Cat Power @ the Apollo Theater
* Levon Helm @ the Wellmont Theater
* Mr Brownstone @ Starland Ballroom
* Gary Louris & Mark Olson @ Zankel Hall
* Final Fantasy & Matt Smith @ the Kitchen
* Gene Ween Band @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Dillinger Escape Plan @ the Studio @ Webster Hall
* Patrick Cleandenim & Francis and the Lights @ Zebulon
* The Black Keys, Heartless Bastards & Lucero @ Terminal 5
* The Rural Alberta Advantage & Alaska In Winter @ 92YTribeca
* TK Webb and The Visions & Children @ Highline Ballroom (free)
* Blank Dogs, Woods, WAVVES, Nodzzz & Gary War @ Less Artists More Condos
* The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, caUSE co-MOTION!, The Depreciation Guild & Zaza @ Mercury Lounge
* Babe The Blue Ox, Ditty Committee, Ida, Mighty High & The Mommyheads @ Union Hall (free afternoon)
Matthew Dear is at Rebel. Matthew Herbert is at Studio B.
School of Seven Bells are playing the Terrace Club in Princeton tonight. School of Seven Bells were also officially added to the February 17th Fujiya & Miyagi show at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets are on sale.
Valient Thorr played the Shank last night. Video below...
As Bill pointed out, School of Seven Bells were supposed to play a set at the Terrorbird party at Cake Shop today, but things ran late so they didn't get a chance. As also previously pointed out, the band (featuring ex-members of Secret Machines and On! Air! Library!) will be going out on tour with M83 in November. That starts in Georgia and ends in LA, but has them back home for a day on November 14th to play a show at Webster Hall.
In the meantime there is still one more (public) NYC chance to see them and that is this Saturday night (10/25) at (le) poisson rouge as part of the Ghostly CMJ showcase with Matthew Dear's Big Hands, Michna, and Mike Servito. SOSB's album Alpinisms is out now on iTunes and everywhere on October 28th. The flyer for that and all tour dates below....
DOWNLOAD: Alland Byallo @ Compression LA - Feb 15, 2008 (MP3)
Thursday night (August 14) Matthew Dear is at Santos. I know a lot of people like his music, and every now and then I'll find myself into one of his tracks, but honestly I was a little bored when I saw him at Flavorpill's One Step Beyond Party a few months ago. It wasn't so minimal that I couldn't stand it, but it just didn't make me want to dance at all. Hopefully you will have a different experience tonight:
DOWNLOAD: Starkey - Trouble & Bass mix (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Frankie Knuckles live @ Sound Factory, 1991 (part 1) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Frankie Knuckles live @ Sound Factory, 1991 (part 2) (MP3)
the Bloody Beetroots @ Love, April 24, 2008 (thecobrabird)
Hopefully the massive amount of dance happening Thursday night didn't leave you too drained as it is only the beginning. From Friday straight through Sunday something good is going down every night.
Friday night (April 25, 2008) will have you making decisions yet again. Luckily the options are diverse enough that it should just be a matter of determining what you're in the mood for: dub, electro, or techno.
Trouble & Bass is back at Love for their fourth Takeover (which happen on the last Friday of every month). The parties feature New York's own Trouble & Bass deejays, along with special guests. This month's includes Rusko and the Tomb Crew, with Star Eyes and Mathhead of Trouble & Bass.
Rusko is known for his upbeat take on the traditionally darker, lower-tempo dubstep. Despite being only 22 years old, he's already done a lot. He was recently voted best newcomer in the Dubstepforum Awards and just completed Fabriclive 37 with his partner Caspa. XLR8R describes the mix as:
...over one hour of in-your-face low-end, peppered with samples of cockney thugs and MC Hammer, and designed to appeal to fans of jump-up jungle, knock-out fights, and square bass waves that make you do mad squiggly dances.You can check out some clips from the mix here.
The Tomb Crew is also going to be at Love on Thursday. Drop the Lime caught up with them while deejaying in the UK during the fall:
They are basically the T&B Doppleganger crew of UK.. mixing grime with bmore with dubstep with Electrohouse, Bassline and oldschool jungle.Do you agree?...........
Spin did a feature a month or two ago on the resurgence of disco. Andy from Beta Blog did a bunch of interviews with James Murphy, Morgan Geist, Mike Simonetti, Dj Harvey, Johnny Jewel (of Glass Candy), and Thomas of Rub 'n Tug for the piece. He's printed up the interviews in their entirety on his blog and Daughters of Invention has the links to all of them in one little piece. Take some time to read these: all very recommended.
The venerable London club The End is giving away music via a downloadable mix series called "Recommends." You have to register, but these cats know what they are doing. If you are in London, drop in on Durrr or any one of their fabulous rave ups.
Tickets are on sale for an August 6th Soulwax show at Irving Plaza.
Not sure where the idea that Matthew Dear is either "euro" or a "hipster" DJ is coming from, but it seems Hot Chip fans got a treat when his "Big Hands" outfit opened (and did a song with) Hot Chip on Tuesday.