Entries tagged with: Mister Lies
by Andrew Sacher
Seattle's Julie Byrne put out her debut album, Rooms With Walls and Windows, earlier this year (via Orindal), which followed a couple EPs and is a fantastic record of lo-fi folk. Her voice and guitar are mic'd close to the point where a song rarely goes by that you don't hear her fingers sliding across the fretboard, and both are coated heavily in reverb. It's a nice warm reverb though that adds to the atmosphere without covering up her sound. If you like anything from Vashti Bunyan to Will Oldham to Marissa Nadler, this album is worth checking out. The whole thing is on Rdio and you can stream one track below.
Julie is about to kick off a tour which begins in NYC this Friday (7/11) at Silent Barn. That show is one of Portals/Rabbl's new 'Living Spaces' showcases and features a solid lineup of similarly delicate sounds from Sea Oleena, Foxes in Fiction, Small Wonder, Steve Sobs, Poppy Red and Mister Lies on DJ duties. Advance tickets are on sale now.
All of Julie's dates (including shows with How to Dress Well and Mutual Benefit) are listed, with the song stream, below...
The World/Inferno Friendship Society are playing Bowery Ballroom on February 8. Tickets to that show go on sale today at noon.
Light Asylum are playing Glasslands on December 20. Tickets to that show are on sale now.
Mister Lies is playing Cameo on December 5 with Beat Culture and Saint Pepsi. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Slick Rick is playing Brooklyn Bowl on January 17. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
A number of weirdo rappers, Nacho Picasso, GDP (w/ Space Jesus), Lakutis, DVS, Perrion, and Rosegold, are playing 285 Kent on December 18. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Alt-J are playing a SiriusXM show at The Studio At Webster Hall on December 13. If you're a SiriusXM subscriber, you can enter their contest to win and gain admission to the show.
Chvrches are also playing a SiriusXM show at McKittrick Hotel on December 10. You can enter their contest to get in.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
by Bill Pearis
Montreal's Young Galaxy have released a new single off their third album, Ultramarine. "Privileged Poor" comes out next week (11/5) and the 12" and digital comes with remixes by Factory Floor, TOY and Dan Lissvik (who produced their album). There's also a video for the song, featuring three septuagenarian former superheroes that's pretty entertaining. The remixes and video are all streamable in this post..
Next week also finds Young Galaxy in NYC as part of their tour, hitting NYC at Knitting Factory on November 6 with electronic pop musician Mister Lies and Brothertiger. Tickets for that show are still available.
Tour dates are listed, along with video and remix streams, below...
by Bill Pearis
Montreal's widescreen synthpop outfit Young Galaxy released their fourth album, Ultramarine, back in April and it's one of 10 records on the shortlist for this year's Polaris Music Prize. You can stream it on Rdio or Spotify. The band are about to release a Deluxe Edition of the album on September 24, and the second disc features remixes from the likes of Peaking Lights, Sally Shapiro, Doldrums and more. The bonus disc also contains a few new songs, too, including "Crying My Heart Out" which is the band's next official single (out 8/27). You can stream that one below.
Young Galaxy will also be touring this fall, including their first full set of U.S. dates since Ultramarine was released. (They played SXSW this year but that was about it.) That includes a stop in NYC on November 6 at Knitting Factory with Mister Lies. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/23) at 10 AM.
All Young Galaxy tour dates are listed, along with the Ultramarine Deluxe Edition tracklist, new single stream and a couple music videos, below...
DOWNLOAD: Owl Eyes - "Closure" (Giraffage Remix) (MP3)
Giraffage at official BrooklynVegan 2013 SXSW showcase (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Glitchy beatmaker Giraffage and ambient pop musician Mister Lies are teaming up for a tour of the US and Canada this June into early July. It kicks off in Mister Lies' hometown of Chicago and ends in Giraffage's hometown of San Francisco, hitting NYC in between for a show at 285 Kent on June 21. Tickets for that show are not on sale yet but check Ticketfly for updates.
The tour begins after Giraffage returns home from his European trek with XXYYXX. All dates are listed, along with a stream of Giraffage's brand new remix of Owl Eyes' "Closure" (also downloadable above) and the tour flyer, below...
by Zach Pollack
Mister Lies @ Chicago's Lincoln Hall this past weekend (more by Zach Pollack)
Chicago producer Mister Lies (aka Nick Zanca), who opened for Jessie Ware at Chicago's Lincoln Hall this past weekend, is gearing up for the release of his debut album, Mowgli, which is due to hit stores on February 26 via Lefse Records. You've already heard "Dionysian" and "Align" from the LP, and now Zanca has let a third track loose. It's an earworm-y number called "Hounded" and features vocals from Exitmusic's Aleksa Palladino. All three singles are available to stream at the bottom of this post.
Mister Lies has also revealed some live dates in support of Mowgli. He'll use SXSW as a launch pad for a brief North American tour in March. That tour includes a performance at Glasslands on March 30 with support from Rimar and Heathered Pearls. Advance tickets for the Brooklyn show are on sale now.
All Mister Lies tour dates and streams of "Hounded," Align," and "Dionysian" are below...
by Andrew Sacher
Missy Elliot hasn't released an album since 2005's The Cookbook, and it's looking like her much-delayed release, Block Party, will finally be seeing the light of day this year. It's becoming one of those Detox-style delayed albums, so we shouldn't get our hopes too high, but a December 18 release date has been set and she recently dropped two singles, "Triple Threat" and "9th Inning" (both featuring Timbaland), which you can stream below.
Missy is also set to make a video for "9th Inning" and if you're a dancer and you live in NYC, she wants your help with it. She's holding dance auditions and the deadline for submissions is TODAY (10/5) at 4 PM. All details on what you need to do to submit are on the flyer, which you can see below.
We always thought the Lannisters would be Romney supporters...
Neil might not approve but you can stream every single A389 release ever in its entirety at their Bandcamp which is pretty cool. He probably isn't a fan of Eyehategod anyway.
More streaming: give an online listen to Tame Impala's new album Lonerism.
Watch Ty Segall perform on WGN's morning news show... at 8AM. Wonder if he had even been to bed yet?
Axl Rose is giving an extremely rare interview to Jimmy Kimmel on 10/24, though that is unfortunately before Jimmy starts filming in Brooklyn.
Conservative blowhard Glenn Beck loves bombastic UK rockers Muse and wrote an open letter to the band to show them just how much. Needless to say, it is nuts.
Radio biographer and historian Alex Cosper discusses the "expanding definition of indie" at the Sacramento Press.
Music Publishing firm ASCAP has just launched a new program called ASCAP OnStage that will pay musicians royalties when their songs are played live.
Jay-Z played his fourth of eight shows at the Barclays Center last night.
LA via Sri Lanka rapper DeLon traces the reason for him having to drop off a tour with America's Got Talent artist Lindsey Stirling, back to his 2008 criticisms of M.I.A.
Merchandise at Mousetrap in Chicago, April 2012 (more by Jimmy Farabi)
You may have noticed the announcements of CMJ artists trickling out as of late (like Sub Pop's lineup), but now comes the official word from the fest on another batch of bands. Highilights include AraabMUZIK, UK acts Savages and Everything Eveything, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Cities Aviv, Ken Mode (playing with Pig Destroyer), Daughn Gibson (playing with Pissed Jeans), Local H, Slug Guts, Dune Rats, Royal Canoe, and Sleepies among many many others. A full listing of the second round of CMJ artists is below.
One of said surprises is Merchandise, who plays NYC tonight at WIERD (9/12). The show is first of THREE NYC dates for the band, who will also play 538 Johnson tomorrow (9/13) before hitting Saint Vitus on Friday (9/14, tickets).
A list of the second round of CMJ artists is below, along with updated Merchandise dates and a recent video.
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Mister Lies - Hidden Neighbors EP (ZIP)
Mister Lies, the moniker of 19 year old producer Nick Zanca from Connecticut, who is now living in Chicago where he attends Columbia College, surfaced earlier this year with the striking Hidden Neighbors EP, which you can download for free above. He's since followed that with the "I Walk" single with vocals from Jessica Blanchet, contributed three songs to the Svengali Vol. 2 compilation, put out a collaborative EP with fellow Chicagoan Different Sleep called Mass, and signed to Lefse (Youth Lagoon, How to Dress Well), who will release his debut album. In advance of that album, he's releasing the "Dionysian" b/w "Waveny" 7" on Lefse on October 2.
Mister Lies' sound is very informed by the post-James Blake world of electronic music where bass swells rather than drops, snares are replaced by clicks and snaps, and vocals are rarely delivered in the pitch of the clip they were sampled from. Like labelmate Youth Lagoon, Mister Lies got his start playing in pop punk bands, but as he got a little older and was left to himself in a bedroom with a few instruments and a laptop, he began developing a taste for beauty and atmospheres in his music. Mister Lies' instrumentals recall the work of those early James Blake singles, recent work by Balam Acab, and of course the ever-mentioned reference point Burial, but the songs with vocalist Jessica Blanchet are where he's at his strongest. When he brings live vocals into the mix, it's a little more Nicolas Jaar and Sasha Spielberg than it is SBTRKT and Jessie Ware, despite the latter's closer ties production wise. You can stream a number of Mister Lies tracks below.
Mister Lies made his hometown live debut in Chicago this past July after making his official live debut a month earlier in LA with Tycho. He's set to play another hometown show with Xiu XIu in September, and after that, he'll play a release party for the "Dionysian" 7" at Cameo on October 5, for what will be his first NYC show. Support at that show will come from Evenings and Beat Culture. Tickets go on sale Monday (8/20) at noon.
A list of all dates and streams are below.