Entries tagged with: Milosh
Rhye have had a good but relatively quiet year, celebrating the release of their smooth pop debut LP Woman with a few elaborate live shows, but no major tours, and time taken off for Rhye's Robin Hannibal to focus on Quadron and for Milosh to focus on his solo career. The duo (and presumably their ace live band) have now announced just a few more shows happening in 2014, including one in NYC on February 21 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (12/13) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (12/11) at noon.
All dates are listed, along with the video for "3 Days," below...
by Andrew Sacher
As usual, newish Williamsburg dance club Output has a ton of great upcoming shows, including James Murphy, Rustie, Zomby, SBTRKT (DJ set), the just-mentioned Duke Dumont show, and a number of Bunker parties. A bunch of other good shows were recently announced too, including...
German producer DJ Koze, who released Amygdala, an excellent guest-filled album with Caribou, Apparat, Matthew Dear, Milosh (of Rhye) and more, this year, will play an "extended set" at Blkmarket's daytime/night time party at Output on August 10. That party also includes sets from John Roberts (live), Carsten Jost, Taimur & Fahad, and Ostrich. Tickets for that one are on sale now. You can stream Amygdala in its entirety below.
Resident Advisor is throwing a party at the venue, that will sprall across the main room and the Panther Room, on August 3, which includes sets from Robert Hood as Floorplan, Shifted, Holly Herndon, MGUN, Marcellus Pittman, Joey Anderson, and more TBA. Tickets for that party are on sale now. Flyer below.
And lastly (for now), one of those Bunker parties we were talking about above is an especially notable one happening on August 2 with Demdike Stare headlining. The rest of the lineup includes Atom™ and The Bunker's Derek Plaslaiko. Tickets for that party are available on Resident Advisor and Ticketfly. Flyer below.
All flyers and some song streams below...
by Andrew Sacher
Rhye at LPR - 4/17/13
One of the artists I was excited to see at SXSW, but unfortunately never caught any of their sets was Rhye. But thankfully, I made up for that by catching them when their tour swung through NYC last night (4/17) for a sold out show at Le Poisson Rouge. For a group who was once a mysterious duo seemingly doing the whole neo-R&B thing, it was easy to get cynical about them in an "oh great, another one of these guys" kind of way, but that's not what Rhye is doing at all. Live, they are in fact a very personable 6-piece (strings, horns, keys, bass, and live drums included), and last night's candlelit, seated show at Le Poisson Rouge was the perfect environment.
Not that "genre" is very important, but since we're talking about R&B, Rhye really aren't that at all. They gain lots deserved of comparisons to the smooth pop of Sade, and it was initially a little shocking to see how easily singer Milosh pulled off those falsettos live. He had the crowd cheering after the first line he sung. And his vocal skills are matched by his technically proficient band, who often broke out into jazz fusion jams. Those included '80s-style trombone solos, smooth piano lines, and an extremely talented drummer, who worked fusion solos into indie pop songs not unlike the two skins players in Polica. If it sounds a little cheesy, well it was a little cheesy (but not any more so than Destroyer's Kaputt or Bon Iver's "Beth/Rest"), but the songs are so beautiful that it's hard to deny the not-so-guilty pleasure parts. And the crowd agreed, continuing to cheer during and after songs throughout the whole set, not something that always happens at a hyped band's first NYC show.
Check out a couple more pictures from last night and a recent SOHN remix of Rhye's "Open" below...
by Andrew Sacher
Once mysterious duo Rhye, who earlier this year was revealed as the project of Mike Milosh (who has three impressive albums out as Milosh) and Robin Hannibal (of Quadron), have officially announced that their debut full length, titled Woman, will be out on March 5 in the US via Loma Vista and a day earlier in the UK via Polydor. Rhye make the kind of R&B/pop-tinged downtempo that's been very fashionable lately but they do it well enough that it doesn't just feel conformist.
Check out the videos for two Rhye tracks, "The Fall" and "Open," below.