Entries tagged with: Megafortress

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A still from 'Outer Osmo Ghost Mode'
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In addition to the music he makes as Neon Indian, Alan Palomo is now branching out into filmmaking. He's written and directed a short film, Outer Osmo Ghost Mode, that was animated Johnny Woods and stars the vocal talents of Chairlift's Caroline Polnachek as "Osmo." You can watch the short below.

If you'd like to know more about the film, there is a screening tonight (11/29) at The Lab (224 Wycoff Ave, Brooklyn) with a post-screening Q&A with Palomo. Preceding the film will be performances from Gem Trails (Woodsman side project), Megafortress and DJ Dog Dick. Doors are at 8 PM and $5 gets you in. The screening happens around midnight and more info on the event is here.

Meanwhile, Neon Indian's only upcoming show is playing New Year's Eve (12/31) in Austin, TX at Mohawk.

Video is below.

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Blanche Blanche Blanche
Blanche Blanche Blanche

Brooklyn label RVNG Intl. is taking part in Bulletin Boards, a group show curated by Matthew Higgs (White Columns Gallery), at Venus Over Manhattan (980 Madison Ave, 3rd Floor) tonight (7/19). Here's what the label has to say about the show:

For this group show, each artist is granted a 3' x 4' bulletin board space. RVNG invited a select group of musicians from different points on the avant spectrum to contribute an object to be used as a percussion arranged and affixed to the bulletin board and "played" by [David] Van Tieghem.

This performance will be multi-tracked in high definition before the opening. We will offer the recorded performance back to the contributing musicians to "re-animate" into original piece / recordings. These recordings will be culled and assembled by Van Tieghem and RVNG / The Sound of White Columns into a limited edition album for the FRKWYS.

Van Teighem will be performing at the opening tonight (7/19) and there wil be DJ sets by Matt from RVNG, Matthew HIggs, and Nick Relph. Participating artists in the show include Blanche Blanche Blanche, DIamond Terrifier, Future Shuttle (in conjunction with Anna Gonick), Hiro Kone, Robert Lange (Helado Negro), Megafortress, and more. Tonight's show starts at 6 PM. More details, the flier, and the full list of participating artists is below.

Speaking of Blanche Blanche Blanche, their new album, Wink With Both Eyes, came out earlier this year. If you've yet to hear it, you can stream the album in full below.

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FMLY FEST

FMLY FEST 2k12 is the fourth annual installment of our planet's biggest, wildest, friendliest D.I.T. (do-it-together) music and arts festival. After three "now legendary" (Decoder Magazine), "unmissable" (LA Times) winters in Los Angeles FMLY FEST has taken summer buds to Brooklyn to indulge our East Coast tropical fantasies. From June 21 - 23 we open our front doors and invite you into our bedrooms, basements, rooftops, and backyards to celebrate a shared intimate insanity. For these three days we hope to become involved in a possibility of what life could be like if we nurture creative impulse, collaborative desires, and allow for each and every moment to welcome the festivity of a more shared experience. We are not renting out any fancy social spaces or opening our embraces to shallow waters of non-committal diy-ism, but taking this opportunity to directly engage with our immediate community of Bushwick and introduce our fam throughout the world to our inspiring neighbors. This summer, we welcome you home.
The fourth annual FMLY Fest, which usually takes place in LA, is coming to Bushwick, Brooklyn this week from June 21 - 23 across multiple venues including Shea Stadium, 13 Thames, McKibben Park, and Bohemian Grove. Bands playing include Megafortress, Truman Peyote, Weekends, Vacation Dad, Mutual Benefit, Verbs, Messy Sparkles, Alaskas, Birthdays, and more. The full schedule is below and a mixtape of all the bands playing is available on bandcamp (name your price). Tickets for the fest are on sale now.

Lineup below...

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Dan Deacon @ Merkin Concert Hall (more by David Andrako)
Dan Deacon

Like he did recently at Merkin Concert Hall (and Carnegie Hall), Dan Deacon plays another "non-dan deacon" show with his ambient project, Pardalince Bird at 285 Kent TONIGHT (4/5). The show is with Ramble Tamble, Dan Friel, Doomsday Student (members of Arab on Radar), and Ed Schrader's Music Beat. More details below.

According to his website, Pardalince Bird is "that tape of 'sad songs' that was meant to be out ages ago" that he'll eventually be recording. Other Dan projects in the works include "a lighting system with Capser Electronics", and "the STINT RIDDLER set (ambient and noise pieces)."

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Lemonade
Lemonade

Lemonade have a new album coming out next month and a tour with Neon Indian set to kick off later this month. Before that tour kicks off, the band will play a hometown show in Brooklyn on Friday (4/6) at 285 Kent with a pretty solid local bill including LE1F and Megafortress. The bill also includes DJs Lil Internet, Rem Koolhaus and Deanieman. More details below.

Lemonade are also playing the 'Audiophile' show at Brooklyn Museum with Small Black on June 21 that Tanlines were originally listed on, but are not in fact playing.

All dates and show details below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Megafortress
Megafortress

Megafortress (aka NYC musician Bill Gillim of Tigercity) is releasing his self titled EP on January 31 via Ford & Lopatin's Mexican Summer imprint, Software. There's definitely a How to Dress Well vibe going on with Gillim's simultaneous understanding of ambient electronics and soaring falsetto vocals, but they differ in that Megafortress shies away from any type of beatwork, relying only on his voice, sampled bells, and synthesizer. Check out the lead track, "Green Child," which you can stream and watch the video for below. The album artwork and tracklist are also below. You can pre-order the vinyl at the Mexican Summer webstore now and an MP3 download is coming soon.

Megafortress has one show coming up and its in his hometown of NYC on the album's release date, January 31 at Glasslands. The bill also includes his Software (who is co-presenting the show with PopGun) labelmates Slava and Giffoni, in addition to When the Mountains Turn Blue and DJ Joel Ford (of Ford and Lopatin). Tickets are on sale now.

Slava also plays 285 Kent on January 20 with Huerco S, LF WInd (of Teengirl Fantasy), Innergaze, and Terekke.

Carlos Giffoni also plays The Stone on February 2.

Also catch Software co-owner Daniel Lopatin when Oneohtrix Point Never opens for Tycho at MHOW (2/4). Tickets are still available.

Video, stream, album art and tracklist below...

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