Entries tagged with: Other Music
The National @ Big Ears Fest 2010 (more by Andrew Frisicano)
As you may have heard, there is a low quality leak of our new album, High Violet, spreading across the Internet as we speak. We wanted to let you know the New York Times will be streaming the real thing starting Friday April 23rd. We hope you'll take the time to hear the album at its intended level of quality.You can get two officially released tracks from the album above.
High Violet will be released by 4AD worldwide on May 10th/11th.
thanks for your support!
In addition to their upcoming shows (which include Prospect Park in July and Radio City Music Hall in June), the band will be curating 5 nights of events at the 'High Violet Annex' May 11th-15th. Those will put on in conjunction with Other Music (where Scott from the band DJed for Record Store Day). It will be held at "the now-vacant space at 13 E 4th St next to Other Music in downtown NYC." That address seems to have been In Living Stereo Ltd. The flyer and the schedule (which is currently all TBAs) are below...
Freelance Whales @ Other Music - Apr 12, 2010 (Joe Madonna)
Freelance Whales follow up their two NYC performances earlier this week with another in-store this Saturday, April 17th at Vintage Vinyl in NJ (not to be confused with Vintage Vinyl in MO) in honor of Record Store Day. Joining them at the store will be Peter Bradley Adams, Care Bears on Fire, and lots of limited vinyl.
Freelance Whales' last in-store was at Other Music where you'll find live shows and exclusive vinyl this Saturday too. Video from that show, and Vintage Vinyl's RSD schedule, below...
Record Store Day is fast approaching and we're looking to make this year the best one yet. If you're in NYC on Saturday, April 17, swing by Other Music where we'll be offering lots of special and exclusive Record Store Day releases in the shop, with a great line-up of guest DJs spinning their favorite tunes throughout the day (including Scott from the National and Liquid Liquid's Sal Principato), plus live performances from the Drums and the Pains of Being Pure at Heart. We'll be announcing more details here and on our website in the coming week. And no matter what town you're in, save the date and please support your local independent record stores on Saturday, April 17.It's the only scheduled US date for the Drums, who go to Europe this May and June. For The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, the in-store their only NYC date currently (their upcoming tour with Surfer Blood and Holiday Shores in June doesn't have one yet).
One of the DJs at Other Music will be the National's Scott Devendorf. Brassland Records (co-started by the National) reports that the store will be one of two (Soundfix being the other) to carry the National's second album, Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers, on vinyl for the "1st time in 7 years.!"
The National's new LP, High Violet, is out May 11th on 4AD, and they've been steadily offering up songs from it. The new "Afraid of Everyone," which features Sufjan on backup vox, is available above as is the previously leaked "Bloodbuzz Ohio."
More Record Store Day coverage is on the way today. On a non-RSD note, Phosphorescent has an in-store at Other Music on May 10th.
Videos of two more new National songs, done live at Big Ears 2010, are posted below with (UPDATE: the Other Music schedule)...
Phosphorescent's Mercury Lounge show on May 13th (tickets still on sale) is actually one of three hometown shows before a full European tour for the band this May. The other NYC gigs are a free in-store at Other Music on Monday, May 10th, and a show at Union Pool on May 11th (tickets TBA).
Those are in support of their forthcoming Here's to Taking It Easy, out May 11th. More North American tour dates will be announced for summer 2010. All tour dates (including Philly between those NYC shows) are below...
Freelance Whales @ SXSW (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Freelance Whales, who are one of the many artists on the recently-announced Lollapalooza lineup (and who were just at SXSW) (and who recently played on a subway platform), will celebrate the Mom+Pop/Frenchkiss Records physical re-release of their debut album Weathervanes by playing a set of music at Other Music in NYC on Monday, 4/12, at 8pm. The free show comes one day before their sold out headlining show at Bowery Ballroom which I have a free pair of tickets to give one lucky winner. Details below with more tour dates...
photos by Kyle Dean Reinford
While her current tour-mates Tegan & Sara were playing a show by themselves at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, Holly Miranda played a packed, free, hometown record release show at the Other Music record store in Manhattan (2/15). Holly played eight songs - seven were from the new record, and one was a track that was recorded but didn't make the final cut. The whole setlist, along with more pictures below...
DOWNLOAD: Holly Miranda - Waves (MP3)
Holly Miranda @ Webster Hall in September (more by Bao Nguyen)
Holly Miranda is going to be on tour with Tegan & Sara for quite a while after this weekend. Before then, she'll manage to get a few more hometown dates in. On Wednesday, February 10th (tonight), she plays Happy Ending Music & Reading series at Joe's Pub with authors Joshua Ferris, Ron Carlson and Padgett Powell. Tickets are on sale.
The spacey, enigmatic "Waves" from her upcoming record, The Magician's Private Library, is posted above. That disc comes out February 23rd on XL. She did an acoustic version of the song in a quiet San Francisco living room (with guitarist Timmy Mislock) the day after a show on her tour with the xx and Friendly Fires last November. That's below...
photos by Leia Jospe
"We arrived at Other Music at 6.25pm only to be greeted by a queue of NYC hipsters that extended round the corner of the block. It was doors 7pm and space was minimal in the tiny record store. We were worried that we wouldn't get in. After all, we came all the way from Ireland.More pictures from Sunday's Akron/Family show in a record store, below...
Happily, eveyone who queued were somehow squeezed into the tiny venue and Akron/Family proceeded with an incredible hour and a half long set, almost as good as when I saw them in Glasgow (almost becuase they didn't play Ed Is A Portal this time round)." [modest mango]
Akron/Family @ All Points West Sunday (more by Chris La Putt)
APW Day Three: MOST AWKWARD ATTEMPT AT CROWD PARTICIPATIONAkron/Family was one of the bands that got to play their set, though it was slightly abridged (opposed to others forced to cancel) at All Points West on Sunday after the fest's opening was delayed. A video from that is below.
"We like fun," Akron/Family's Miles Seaton yelled. "Do you like fun?" Well either the crowd truly felt ambivalent about fun or they didn't think the question worth answering. Met with stony silence, Seaton tried again. And again. His one-man chant never inspired the crowd, perhaps because only the most stoned found anything resembling fun in the band's directionless drum circles. [Spin]
The band has more August and September shows scheduled around North America. Before those kick off, the group will be in town for two NYC events. First, band guitarist Seth Olinsky will be conducting a section of Rhys Chatham's Crimson Grail for 200 Electric Guitars on August 8th at Damrosch Park, as part of the Lincoln Center's Out of Doors Festival. The next day (8/9), Akron/Family will appear at Other Music (15 E 4th St) for a 7pm in-store performance ("Free Admission / Limited Capacity").
On select upcoming dates, the band will be traveling with Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard and Slaraffenland (who will join A/K on stage to form the "Akron/Family big band"). They'll also be at ATP NY. All tour dates and more, with a look at the sheet music for Crimson Grail and APW videos, below...
The creators of BBC comedy show The Mighty Boosh (now on Cartoon Network), Julian Barratt and Noel Fielding, will be in NYC today (July 21st) for a 6pm signing at Other Music (15 E 4th St) and a Myspace Secret Stand-Up show at Bowery Ballroom. Their Myspace says that they'll be DJing at the Bowery, but considering the show's live-action start, you can probably expect a little more than your standard DJ set (other cast members, including Bollo, a talking gorilla, will be in tow as well) (oh, and the press release says it is a "Stand-Up performance") (a MySpace Secret Stand-Up actually) (though I guess technically DJ's stand up while playing.) (kidding).
What is the Mighty Boosh?
In "The Mighty Boosh," self-absorbed wannabe glam rocker Vince Noir (Fielding) and the intellectually vain and self-proclaimed genius and jazz aficionado Howard Moon (Barratt) are in a band and live alongside a freelance shaman, Naboo (Michael Fielding) and Bollo (David Brown), a talking Gorilla. Each season, The Mighty Boosh creates its own unique environment, taking place in a vast array of locales, including the "Zooniverse", the Frozen Tundra and the Australian desert. Each episode features an original Mighty Boosh song as Vince and Howard continue their never-ending search for the "new sound."They'll also be in LA next Tuesday, July 28th. Info on that with clips from the show, below...
DOWNLOAD: Tortoise - Prepare Your Coffin (MP3)
Tortoise has added a July 18th in-store performance at Other Music to its schedule of upcoming shows. The band is on tour in support of Beacons of Ancestorship, out now on Thrill Jockey. "Prepare Your Coffin," above, is from that record.
To get into the in-store, Other Music writes:
The price of admission is the purchase of their new album from us in any format (CD, LP or MP3 download), 1 ticket per purchase, limit 2 purchases per person. As you can imagine, capacity is extremely limited, so grab one while you can, they won't last.That performances comes three days before the band's July 21st show at (Le) Poisson Rouge with Grey Reverend. Tickets for that are still on sale.
Those tour dates are just two stops in the band's show-filled summer. They tour North American in July, with a European tour in August, and random show scheduled through December.
Tortoise recently played NYC gigs at the Bell House on May 30th and the Bang on a Can Marathon on the 31st. Outside the group, Tortoise founding member John McEntire has been producing the forthcoming Broken Social Scene album.
All tour dates are below...
Dirty Projectors @ Other Music in NYC - June 19, 2009 (photo by Kendra)
"They played as a five-piece: Dave Longstreth on acoustic guitar (and singing), Nat Baldwin on stand-up bass, and Angel Deradoorian, Amber Koffman, and Haley Dekle singing. I was psyched for the show because it feels like the band is at a point where it will be hard to see them in a small venue anytime soon. (Longstreth was signing autographs after the show.) The ticket came free with a pre-order of the album.... The band opened with "police story' which, cursing and all, is staggeringly good when acoustic. It was warm (actually very hot) I mean warm vibes I guess. Teenagers (twittering as we awaited them to start) and grey-haired dudes, and all really happy. They played an encore (in addition to the set list below) of "stillness is the move" the jam, the single... [(we) exist]Last night's date (June 19, 2009) was originally advertised as a show at the Williamsburg Waterfront. It was later discovered that it was a mistake in their tour dates and that they are actually playing Williamsburg Waterfront on JULY 19 (with White Denim). Their last NYC show before this one took place with TV on the Radio at Central Park Summerstage. The above-mentioned setlist, below...
DOWNLOAD: Major Lazer - Hold The Line (dj edit) w/ Santigold (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Evil Nine - Pearl Shot (Switch Remix) (MP3)
Major Lazer, the collaboration between producer-DJs Diplo and Switch, plays New York club SOBs on Saturday, June 13th. That show will feature an opening set by Ricky Blazer & The Stones. Tickets are still on sale.
The pair have also announced record shop instores to go along with their planned US tour. Their first instore will be at NYC's Other Music (15 E. 4th St) on Monday, June 15th (8pm, free, no purchase required). Diplo and Switch will DJ and sign copies of their debut record, Guns Don't Kill People, Lazers Do, out June 16th on Downtown Records. That disc is streaming now on the their MySpace.
Videos for Major Lazer songs "Hold The Line" featuring Mr. Lexx and Santigold and "Zumbie" featuring Andy Milonakis, with updated tour dates, are posted below...
Dirty Projectors @ Housing Works in May (more by Ryan Muir)
So as it turns out, the June 19th Dirty Projectors date that has been sitting out there for a month, is in fact WRONG. They are not playing the Williamsburg Waterfront on June 19th. They are playing it on JULY 19 aka Sunday, July 19th aka the free show (Pool Party) that Magnolia Electric Co. are also playing!
Dirty Projectors will play a NYC show on June 19th though. It will just be much, much, much smaller and harder to get into.... Dirty Projectors are playing an instore at Other Music on 6/19 at 9pm. "Buy 'Bitte Orca' on cd or lp and recieve 1 ticket for the instore. Limit 2 purchases/tickets per person." The store will start selling the album
on Friday, 6/5 at noon TONIGHT, JUNE 3rd.
Speaking of Bitte Orca, NPR is now streaming it.
Dirty Projectors' next NYC show is this Friday (June 5) with TV on the Radio at Central Park Summerstage. The show is sold out. If you're going and you want to see DP, get there early - they are the only opener, and "Show 6:30 PM".
If you don't have a ticket, and want to see TV on the Radio (who just played Sasquatch), tickets are still on sale for the show they are playing later in the summer at Prospect Park.
Check out video from the Take Away Show DP filmed in 2007, below...
Iron & Wine @ Abrons Arts Center in NYC - May 18, 2009 (Philip Pissas)
"This tour, which found Sam Beam playing the relatively intimate Abrons Arts Center on the Lower East Side, made for an odd starting point: the set list abounded with rarities, and Beam would occasionally pause mid-song if a line or chord hadn't gone as planned. The overall effect, though, was charming, and I was reminded of exactly why I'd been drawn to Beam's music from the beginning. And given just how forceful his vocal delivery was on many of the songs, it looks like my "well, maybe I won't get tickets for the show at the Bowery Ballroom/Webster Hall/etc" mindset was, in fact, completely wrong. Highlights included "The Trapeze Swinger" and "Sodom, South Georgia," both of which were searingly played and sung." [Tobias Carroll]The NYC shows were May 17th and 18th (last night). "Around the Well", a new Iron & Wine 2-CD rarities comp, is out today via Sub Pop. You can download two of the songs for free above.
Iron & Wine's upcoming shows include the Newport Folk Festival, ATP NY, and an Other Music in-store... today (5/19). They'll also be on Jimmy Fallon tonight. All dates, and some videos from Abrons Arts Center, below...
White Rabbits @ NYU Strawberry Festival (more by Lauren Monaco)
Although we've probably mentioned it in other ways in other posts, the openers for the May 21st White Rabbits show at Bowery Ballroom are Cymbals Eat Guitars and The Antlers (it's a buzz bill @ bowery ballroom). Tickets are still on sale.
More tour dates HERE, and the band's new video for "Percussion Gun" below...
photos by Jacob Blickenstaff
Bill Callahan gave a free in-store performance at Other Music in NYC on Saturday (4/18). The show was the last stop on a week-long record store tour that Bill set out on in support of his new album, out now, on Drag City Records. The show also conincided with Record Store Day, for which Other Music had a full day's schedule of entertainment planned (and a lot of limited Record Store Day records to sell).
In June, Bill will set out on a proper headlining tour. That includes the two previously-announced NYC shows at LPR and MHOW. All dates, and more pictures from Other Music, below...
"Many labels and bands are making special releases that will be exclusive to Record Store Day and available to purchase in the shop this Saturday only (sorry, no web orders). Here's a list of what we'll be carrying, but keep in mind, quantities are very limited!" - Other MusicRecord stores all over the country will be participating in Record Store Day this Saturday, April 18, 2009. There will be live music and limited editions galore. Check out Other Music's entertainment schedule, and a list of the records they'll have in stock, below...
Bishop Allen @ Other Music - March 10, 2009 (Modern Mystery Blog)
Bill Callahan (of Smog)'s new record, Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle will be released April 14th on Drag City. That same week, Callahan will be going on a promotional tour of U.S. record shops, with a NYC show at Other Music on Saturday, April 18th. April 18th, as you might remember, also happens to be Record Store Day. All dates below.
Callahan will also play two more NYC shows this summer, presumably as part of a larger tour (TBA). The first NY show is Saturday, June 13th show at (Le) Poisson Rouge (Tickets are on sale). The next is one night later, Sunday, June 14th at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn with Sir Richard Bishop and His Freak Of Araby Ensemble. That show, which is part of the Northside Festival, goes on sale today at noon (and stay tuned for more info on how to get a badge that gets you into all Northside shows).
Bill Callahan's Brooklyn show is the second MHOW Northside announcement. The first was John Vanderslice who is playing our own showcase at the same venue two days earlier. Like CMJ does in October for the whole city, The Northside Festival is acting as an umbrella for most of the shows happening at most of the venues in Williamsburg from June 11-14. Badges will be sold that let you jump from show to show to show (capacity permitting). More details will be announced.
All Bill Callahan tour dates, the new album cover art and tracklist, and a Black Cab Session performance video, below...
BISHOP ALLEN: TUESDAY, MARCH 10th @ 8PMThat little blurb is how Other Music is describing Bishop Allen's scheduled appearance in their NYC store on Tuesday (3/10) which is two days before the band kicks off their-to-SXSW-and-back tour that includes an appearance at the BrooklynVegan day party at Radio Room (formerly Bourbon Rocks) in Austin on the afternoon of March 19th (more details TBA), and two NYC shows in April. Check out their new video for "Dimmer" below...
A record release party celebrating Bishop Allen's great new full-length, Grrr..., which comes out the same day as their in-store performance. [Other Music]
the new Kim's on 1st Ave (via Vanishing New York)
Etherea on Avenue A (via Stupefaction)
"Pretty soon, Other Music is going to be the only record store left in Manhattan. Blog Stupefaction reports that Etherea Records will shut down this February after 13 years in the East Village. The shop, on Avenue A between 4th and 5th Streets, plans to honor all gift certificates and store credits, and until the doors close, everything is 30% off.I don't think there is official word yet on Virgin Megastore Union Square actually closing, but some say it is inevitable.
This news, of course, comes as Mondo Kim's empties on St. Marks and both the Times Square and Union Square Virgin Megastores limp out their final days. (Remember when chains like Virgin were the main threat to little independent record shops? The 90s were such an innocent time.) For more context, check out this New York Times map from last April illustrating Manhattan's surviving record stores, as pointed out by a helpful Stupefaction reader." [Racked]
In related news, Sound Fix's record store isn't closing, but its attached venue is.
photos by Lori Baily
THESE ARE POWERS, the Brooklyn/Chicago based trio of future primitives have announced plans for a United States tour. The dates include select performances with Abe Vigoda, Bird Names and US Girls, and begin February 25 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, wrapping up on March 27 in Richmond, Virginia. Touring in support of All Aboard Future, available for pre-order from Dead Oceans on CD and LP. The vinyl is 180 grams, housed in a gatefold sleeve and includes a coupon to download the songs as MP3s. We would also like to extend an apology to Sarah Wilmer, whose gorgeous photograph was not credited on the LP.These are Powers played their first of six NYC shows in a month last Friday (1/23). It was at The Bell House in Brooklyn with Ponytail and Pattern is Movement.
Their next NYC show is tonight, Friday January 30th, with Dan Deacon and friends AT The 1896 (NOT AT DANBRO). They also have shows coming up at the recently-almost-burned-down Monster Island, Manhattan's Less Artists More Condos, the record store Other Music, 92Y Tribeca, and many other places across the country. All dates and more pictures from last week's show, below...
by Bill Pearis
Alabama's Thomas Function are in town this weekend for a trio of shows as part of trawl down the East Coast. Admission: I think I picked up Thomas Function's debut album, Celebration!, about four times last year thinking it was a LCD Soundsystem record -- singer Joshua Macero, whose mug graces the cover, looks a lot like James Murphy, at least when quickly flipping through CDs. After seeing so many times I finally got around to actually listening to it, and while absolutely nothing like the DFA head (not that I expected it to be), these Alabamians raise quite a ruckus with their spirited, organ-driven garage rock.
There's also come country and bluegrass in there too, as you might expect from a band living that far south but, really, Thomas Function grooves to their own beat. The band have also released a slew of 7" singles, most of which are now out of print or at least hard to find. Maybe they'll have some of them to sell at their shows. They play a free show at Other Music tonight (1/23), Cake Shop on Saturday (1/24) and Mercury Lounge on Sunday (1/25). Full tour dates and video at the bottom of this post.
The most interesting show of the weekend for me is Friday (1/23) at Death By Audio. Headlining are locals Golden Triangle, whose debut EP just came out on Kemado's vinyl-only imprint, Mexican Summer. (You can get it digitally from Emusic, though.) Some songs veer towards Vivian Girls/Fuzzbox/Slits territory, other songs remind me a lot of The Fall, and they cover Redd Kross' "Annette's Got the Hits." That's a one-two-three punch for me. (It's also the second band I've written about here to do a Redd Kross cover, the other being Box Elders.) The six-piece are about to head out on tour with King Khan & the Shrines so the rest of the country will get a chance to check them out too.
Also on the bill: Brazilian band Garotas Suecas, who will be compared to Os Mutantes because it's obvious and easy, but these kids are a little more straight up fun garage rock a la Mando Diao or The Fleshtones. I like what I've heard and it's the only NYC performance they have left (they also played Vassar last night). Plus, the lovely, downcast electric folk of NYC's Tall Firs; and hushed trio Metal Mountains that features Helen Rush, Samara Lubelski and Pat Gubler, all of whom spent time in Tower Recordings. So the night starts quiet and gets progressively louder and crazier.
I'd also like to (also) recommend the Valerie Collective show at Webster Hall tonight (1/23). Collective is a key term here. Many of the groups playing share members and the difference between Anoraak and College (my two favorites of the night), sonically, is minimal (one sings more than the other) but it's such a cool sound. It's big, lush, and retro, unabashedly '80s, and done to perfection. I have no idea if the groups will really translate to the live setting but if you're dancing you probably won't notice if they don't. Steve Moore's Lovelock is also on the bill.
The Week That Was
Lastly, SXSW will be upon us any minute and even if you aren't heading to Austin, New Yorkers are able to experience a little of the excitement as bands from the UK and Europe often make a pitstop here on their way to or from the festival. We already mentioned that Swedish rockers The Soundtrack of Our Lives are playing both Bowery and Music Hall of Williamsburg (tickets are on-sale today, 1/23) which I wholeheartedly recommend you check out, but I'm even more excited to see that The Week That Was are playing Mercury Lounge on March 9.
TWTW are one of the two splinter groups created when Sunderland, UK's Field Music decided to retire that moniker but still basically make music together. David Brewis released a phonetics-obsessed solo project under the name School of Language (which toured here last March). His brother Peter created The Week That Was, a concept album equally obsessed with (lyrically) The Media and (sonically) the Big '80s production style of Kate Bush and Trevor Horn. It's a brilliant album that made my Top Five of 2008. Both David Brewis and Field Music keyboardist Andrew Moore, plus about five others on percussion and strings. I'm not sure how many members strong they'll be at Mercury Lounge, but if they even come close to replicating the album's wall-of-sound, it will be worth attending. Tickets are on-sale today since Noon.
All tour dates, videos and flyers after the jump....
Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavillion is out on vinyl this Tuesday January 6th. Listening parties will be held the same day in many different locations around the country. NYC's is at Other Music who say, "We're throwing a listening party in the shop that night from 6 to 8PM, with free pizza and beverages, plus raffles and give-aways galore. See you Tuesday!" Pitchfork returned from vactation today and gave the album a 9.6.
Tour dates HERE.