Entries tagged with: Primavera
by Bill Pearis
SVPER @ SXSW 2014 (via @BrooklynVegan Instagram)
Mix the breathy vocals of late Broadcast vocalist Trish Keenan with the hyperactive analogue synthpop of "Electricity"-era OMD and that gets you pretty close to the sound of Spanish duo SVPER who last year released their debut album (when they were known as PEGASVS). You can stream the album below.
SVPER were one of our 50 Artists We're Excited to See at SXSW and I did manage to catch them on Thursday (3/13). Sergio Pérez (who's worked on El Guincho records) and singer Luciana Della Villa face each other across a table stacked with vintage analog keyboards and other gear and play loud as all get-out. I dug it.
NYC can catch SVPER next week, as they'll be here for three shows: Wednesday (3/26) at Cameo with Noia; Thursday (3/27) at Silent Barn with Palehound, Arm Candy and Blizzard Babies; and March 28 at NYU's King Juan Carlos Center as part of the Spain Fresh Fest (more info).
If you happen to be going to Barcelona for Primavera Sound 2014, you can catch SVPER there too (and new additions Future Islands, FKA twigs, and Girl Band). And if you need more Barcelona sounds, Univers are in NYC this weekend. Stream SVPER's album (and some remixes), below...
Pantha Du Prince & the Bell Laboratory @ West Park Church (via Nicholas Ledner)
The six men started chiming into the church stage --in their lab technician-meets-butcher outfits-- making sweet synchronized sounds with gold bells in hand. Meet Pantha du Prince & the Bell Laboratory.Pantha Du Prince released a collaborative album with The Bell Laboratory, Elements of Light, earlier this year, and after playing Primavera Sound in Barcelona over the weekend (5/25), they came across the sea for their first collaborative US show. The show took place last night (5/28) in NYC at West Park Church on the Upper West Side as part of the Red Bull Music Academy residency.
One by one they headed towards their instrument --laptop, drums, bell carillon, etc!-- and slowly built the weird cloud we were to float on all night.
We wanted to dance, we shook the pews, we wanted to clap but there was no time to stop for breaks! [Cheep & Snail]
A picture and an excerpt of a review of last night's show are above. Some videos of their set at Primavera below...
Barcelona's Primavera Sound festival kicked off yesterday (5/22) and it's currently streaming at the festival's YouTube channel. As of this post (around 4:20 EST on 5/23), Dinosaur Jr. are currently on and will be followed by The Postal Service, Grizzly Bear, Phoenix, and Animal Collective. Other bands streaming this weekend include The Jesus & Mary Chain, James Blake, Swans, Dead Can Dance, Wu-Tang Clan, Hot Chip, and more.
Head to Youtube for the stream/full schedule, or watch the stream embedded below...
Primavera Sound have announced their 2013 lineup, set to go down on May 22-26 in Barcelona, Spain. The announcement came via an animated video and artists performing include Phoenix, The Postal Service, Blur, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, My Bloody Valentine, Tame Impala, Wu-Tang Clan, Dead Can Dance, Grizzly Bear, The Knife, and loads more. Current lineup is below along with the flyer and video...
Archers of Loaf at Webster Hall (more by Chris Gersbeck)
Archers of Loaf, still reunited, have a handful of dates scheduled in 2012 so far. The seminal 90s band has a pair of West Coast dates: LA and San Francisco (as part of Noise Pop), and two East Coast dates: Bowery Ballroom on April 26th and Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on April 29th
that same week ( date TBA shortly). Tickets for the NYC shows go on sale at noon on 2/3. The last time that Archers of Loaf played NYC it was over two nights at Webster Hall and Music Hall of Williamsburg.
Archers will also be at Primavera fest in Spain in May. More dates will be announced soon, as Merge is getting ready to release more remasters...
On February 21, Merge will re-issue Archers of Loaf's sophomore release Vee Vee on dbl-CD, limited edition mossy-green LP and digital download..In related news, Eric Bachmann's other project Crooked Fingers will play LA a few days after the Archers of Loaf appearance, at the Hotel Cafe on Feb 29. The band was recently featured on NPR's World Cafe.
Re-mastered by Bob Weston and featuring new liner notes by Magnet Magazine editor Eric Miller, Vee Vee will include sixteen bonus tracks and new cover art re-imagined by graphic artist Jay Ryan. Reissues of All the Nation's Airports and White Trash Heroes will follow later in 2012.
All known tour dates and a couple of videos below...
As promised, Mazzy Star are playing 2012 gigs in support of new material. So far that includes the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, Field Day in the UK, a show at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire in the UK, Optimus Alive in Portugal, and now Coachella in the U.S. too! Stay tuned for more dates (I hope).
After a few spread out dates this summer, post rockers The Album Leaf are going on a North American run at the end of September that includes their appearance at ATP NJ. That run includes an NYC show on September 28 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
According to their website, people with Album Leaf tattoos will get free entry to their shows if they email The Album Leaf a picture of their face and the tattoo at least 5 days before the show.
The band also recently released a new track, "Rising Sun," which you can listen to below and download at their website for either a $1, $3, or $5 donation to Japan relief. From The Album Leaf's site:
Japan has always had a special place in my heart. I have been touring in Japan since 2000. I have the fondest memories of the people and beauty of the country. I have always been amazed by the culture and courtesy of the people. We have been treated with the utmost respect from fans to the people we work with. My heart goes out to everyone that has been affected by this disaster.The new song, all tour dates, and videos of the band performing at Primavera in May, below...
All proceeds for this song will go to Peace Winds Japan.Peace Winds Japan Peace Winds Japan is a non-governmental organization, based in Japan, dedicated to the support of people in distress throughout the world.
We are also working with Air Traffic Control to re-grant the funds generated by this song to Peace Winds Japan. Air Traffic Control is a non profit organization based in San Francisco, which exists to help musicians play an effective, unique and vital role in the promotion of social justice. www.atctower.net
Panda Bear at Governor's Island in 2010 (more by Erez Avissar)
Ducktails, who recently signed to Domino opens the show. Panda Bear contributed vocals to "Killin The Vibe", a b-side off Ducktails' Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics, which was released this past January. I wonder if Panda Bear comes on stage with him at MHOW and plays the song. Ducktails also plays Bowery Ballroom with Woods and White Fence on August 13. Tickets are still available for that.
Panda Bear and Ducktails aren't the only Animal Collective and Real Estate related acts playing together this summer. Real Estate's recently announced tour that hits Maxwell's on July 24 is with Paw Tracks artist Dent May.
Animal Collective's summer tour dates include a sold out show in Prospect Park with Black Dice who will also play MoMa's 'Warm Up' series at PS1 on August 13 with His Name is Alive (DJ set), oOoOO, Clams Casino, and others.
Still no word on where Zomby is playing.
NY MAGAZINE: What was 2010's cultural highlight for you?Oliver Platt is probably happy that, according to Pitchfork, Deakin is back in Animal Collective (though as animalcollective.org points out, he arguably never left). He's also probably looking forward to Deakin's solo debut, coming in 2011 via Paw Tracks. Look for Oliver in the audience at the New Museum tonight (12/10). Tickets are still available.
Oliver Platt: Panda Bear's "Slow Motion" [B-side to July's 7" single "Tomboy"]. I'm a huge Animal Collective fan, and frankly, if Animal Collective had released something this year, it would be my pick. [2009 EP] Fall Be Kind was one of the highlights of last year. They locate so much soul in electronic music. But I do think that Panda Bear -- Noah Lennox is his real name -- is a freaking musical genius. He sounds like Brian Wilson and he's got this natural gift for harmony. I love Animal Collective, but to me his stuff goes quicker to that place at the back of your neck, where your brain stem starts to buzz. I don't want to sound too druggy here, but it does have that effect. Also, Avey Tare released a solo album this year [Down There] and there was some really amazing stuff on that.
Animal Collective's only upcoming dates are Primavera Sound in Spain in May, and an ATP that they're curating in the UK the same month.
Michael Rother (Neu!) / Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) (crlsblnc)
The wealth and breadth of musical treats on offer at Barcelona's annual Primavera Sound Festival hit home with a suckerpunch on Saturday May 29th at 7pm, when I was forced to choose between live sets by The Clean, Michael Rother's new project "Hallogallo 2010", playing the music of NEU! and Harmonia, and Van Dyke Parks. After much deliberation I chose The Clean. My consolation prize for being forced to reject other such riches came during the walk over. The seaside stage The Clean were playing on was only accessible by first walking past another stage, where Michael Rother and pals Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth, drums) and Aaron Mullan (Tall Firs, bass), were playing what is perhaps the definitive piece of motorik Krautrock, "Hallogallo", by Rother's legendary '70s Düsseldorf duo NEU! I hung around for a few minutes, then headed over to see a few songs by The Clean, one of which ("Tensile") drummer Hamish Kilgour dedicated to Rother. Heading back to the WFMU tent to begin our broadcast day, I stopped to linger in the sweet spot where the sounds of both bands collided, then procrastinated more at the Rother stage again to soak up the melancholy majesty of the Harmonia track "Deluxe (Immer Wieder)".WFMU's review of Hallogallo 2010 at Primavera Sound also includes the audio from the set, which is streaming at the link.
In an age where "heritage" acts are propped up to play their catalog on-demand for crowds ravenous to devour them in order to chalk up some bogus experience, a cynic might find something crass in the presentation of this music today; a purist might consider Rother's longtime partner, the late Klaus Dinger, irreplaceable. And it's right for a fan to always be on guard against the creep of hired-hands, or an artist's alienation from the art s/he created many years ago. I was prepared for disappointment; I got transcendence. Shelley and Mullan showed a sympathy to the music worthy of the people who created it. The power of this music filling limitless space and spreading outward to the Mediterranean Sea bordered on the religious. Give thanks and praise to Rother, Shelley and Mullan for allowing us to share their set with you. [WFMU]
Hallogallo 2010 will be in NYC for Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival on August 6th. Their other US shows currently include Philly, ATP NY, Columbus, Ohio, and a newly added date at Maxwell's on August 4th, where they perform as performing as "Michael Rother and Freunde." Tickets are on sale.
Videos from Primavera and all tour dates are below...
DOWNLOAD: Black Lips - Before You Judge Me (MP3)
Black Lips @ Brooklyn Bowl in March (more by Gabi Porter)
The Black Lips are the latest band to put out a song on Adult Swim/Kia's single series. You can grab the track "Before You Judge Me" above. New songs by Washed Out (feat. Caroline Polachek of Chairlift) and Madvillain are up on the site from past weeks, with contributions from High on Fire, Freddie Gibbs and Cults still to come.
The Black Lips played the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona on May 30th. The crowd stormed the stage. Video below...
Please join WFMU for a evening of delicious al fresco entertainment and broadcasting on Memorial Day!The above flyer and description are for the event Monday in NYC.
DJ/Rupture, DJ Trent, and the Friends of the High Line team up next Monday, May 31st from 7-10pm to bring you a solar-powered broadcast from The High Line, the most beautiful public space in New York: disused elevated railroad tracks that rise 30 feet above the meatpacking district, transformed into magnificent viewing platforms for the greatest city in the world, Jersey City, and its close cousin Manhattan.
Featuring a live set of interstellar 8-bit crunk by Minusbaby + live stargazing (with telescopes!) by the Amateur Astronomers' Association. And, of course, the best sounds from this and other dimensions from DJ/rupture and Trent.
Join the fun in person - for free! - on the High Line under the Standard Hotel between 12th and 13th Streets (map) - or play along at home on 91.1fm or WFMU.org. Powered by the sun with the help of Solar 1.
We'll be carrying full sets this Friday from Noon to 11pm, and Saturday from 1pm to Midnight, and the lineup resembles a who's who of WFMU Heavy Hitters like Pavement, Sic Alps, Liquid Liquid, Van Dyke Parks, Ganglians, the Slits, Marc Almond, Gary Numan, the Clean, Mission of Burma, the New Pornographers, and more!Mission of Burma kicks things off at 12:10pm EST. Links to stream are at WFMU's site. The full schedule and a few more DJ/rupture tour dates below...
DOWNLOAD: WAVVES - So Bored (MP3)
WAVVES is playing playing BooYa! (thumbs down) (pmceldow)
Pitchfork: Do you feel like you've been depicted unfairly?Tickets are still on sale for the show WAVVES has coming up at Bowery Ballroom. A new official video, along with some meltdown videos, below...
Nathan Williams (WAVVES): I watched the video, and all I can talk about is what I've watched from the video because I don't really remember playing. So I can't really defend myself. I'm sure it was a disaster show, but I don't know. I don't really care. In the end, that sort of stuff is out of control. I did what I did, and people kind of love to watch you fall. I feel like that is part of it as well. But in the end, it's not so upsetting as it is crazy to me that it turned into such a huge deal. [In] this day and age where information and video can be transferred so quickly on the internet, people can write about it right away, and it all just happens so fast. People have instant access to it, so there's not escaping it.
Pitchfork: Did you ever consider doing Wavves as something where you just recorded and didn't play live?
NW: In the beginning, that's all it was. And everything happened so fast. Ryan came out to play drums a month before I started touring, or a month before we started touring. And then until the day of Barcelona, we were just touring nonstop. So we practiced for three weeks, me and Ryan, and then we went on tour nonstop, so there was never really any time for me to like transfer the songs from recordings to how they would pan out live. And I still haven't had the chance to do that. It was just kind of: "OK, this is how the songs go. Let's just go play them and have fun." And that's when it was the most fun. It just got kind of... I don't know what it got.
The Jesus Lizard @ the primavera festival - May 2009 (Miss Rosa)
"Touch & Go Records is going to reissue the Pure EP and the albums Head, Goat, Liar, and Down on September 22, 2009. These records have been remastered and sound noticeably better than the original releases. All of the albums will include songs from the 7' singles and other rarities as bonus tracks." [David Wm. Sims]More Jesus Lizard dates have been confirmed, and as hoped, but expected, there are shows in NYC (2 of them!). Slightly unexpected is that those city shows will come over two months after the band make an appearance further upstate at the ATP festival (which is a month after they play a show for Pitchfork in Chicago).
The NYC shows are November 16th and 17th at Irving Plaza. Tickets for the first one go on sale Friday, June 19th, at noon. The second is isn't listed at Live Nation yet. The Jesus Lizard are also playing the 9:30 Club in DC on November 19th. All dates and reissue track lists, below...
Bat For Lashes @ MHOW in May (absolutelyaudrey)
Anyone with prior reservations about Bat For Lashes' ability to command a stage the size of Primavera's Estrella Damm are fools. That much is clear from opener 'Glass'' first chiming chorus; not only is her delivery spot on but she looks like she's well and truly at home up there, stalking the stage and delivering her ethereal set with the sort of gusto a first album Natasha Khan might have baulked at. She's grown as a performer and a songwriter since then, that much is clear, and whether the slightly more electronic direction of second album Two Suns is one that strikes a chord with you or not, the pop brilliance of a song like 'Daniel' is practically irrefutable. And, let's face it, a set filled with 'Sarah's and 'Prescilla's probably isn't quite what a beer-filled festival crowd is looking for. A canny move, then, and one that our ears are left thankful for this evening. And is that Charlotte Hatherley up there with her? Why, yes. Bonus. [Drowned in Sound]Bat For Lashes have announced a North American tour around their previously scheduled visit to Chicago for Lollapalooza in August. That trek includes an August 12th show at NYC's Webster Hall. Tickets for that show go on AxEx presale sale at noon, and regular sale on Friday. The tour also includes a stop at San Francisco's Outside Lands. All dates below...
DOWNLOAD: Yo La Tengo - Periodically Double Or Triple (MP3)
We have an old saying at Matador HQ, "the only thing predictable about Yo La Tengo albums is their high level of excellence and crazy amount of musical ground covered". Trouble is, even if you believe we really have an old saying that unwieldly, it doesn't really do justice in this instance. The new Yo La Tengo CD/2XLP/digital album 'Popular Songs" (OLE 856-1,2) could be the bravest musical statement to date in a career full of 'em. Recorded in Hoboken and Nashville in early 2009 with longtime associate Roger Mountenot, 'Popular Songs' finds the trio of Georgia Hubley, Ira Kaplan and James McNew at the height of their creative powers, fashioning an epic work that's cooly confident as it is wildly adventurous.Yo La Tengo have one NYC show coming up. Ira Kaplan's sometimes-band The A-Bones have three. James McNew's band Dump has two - one with Oneida, and one August 22nd at Union Hall with Choo Choo La Rouge, Clint Michigan, and Jennifer O'Connor. That Brooklyn show is a Kiam Records release party. Kiam Records is Jennifer's label and she's released a bunch of 7" splits...
"Our split 7" single is finished and on sale now, alone or as part of a five record subscription series from KIAM Records, featuring collaborations between Jennifer O'Connor and guest artists. We join Jennifer on the A side for "Little Airplane Heart," and we each contribute a song to the flip: "Mostly Air" from our forthcoming album, and "Watching You Go" from Jennifer.Clint Michigan will be one of her future releases.
The artists collaborating with Jennifer on the rest of the series are Dump, Jesse Sykes, Mascott, and the Hotel Lights." [Choo Choo La Rouge]
New Yo La Tengo song above. Some clips of YLT playing at last week's Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, below...
Art Brut didn't have a meltdown @ Primavera Sound (scannerfm_flickr)
tonight in NYC
* Les Paul @ Iridium
* Lykke Li @ Highline Ballroom
* Amram & Co. @ Cornelia Street Cafe
* Gabriel Kahane @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Zee Avi, Amy LaVere, papercranes @ Maxwell's
* Art Brut, Demander, The Picture @ Mercury Lounge
* Gomez, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit @ Terminal 5
* Death Vessel, Grant Hart, Kevin Barker @ The Bell House
* Glam Hammer, Invisible Circle, Black Elf Speaks @ Glasslands
* Rock Plaza Central, Josh Reichmann, Bird of Youth, Mean Creek @ Cake Shop
Art Brut kicks off five nights at the Mercury Lounge.
Conan O'Brien is back on the air tonight. ,
Video of the Vaselines playing live at Primavera Sound, below...
Major Lazer - "Zumbie" ft. Andy Milonakis - the video below...
wavves in sumi and watercolor on bristol (danyellsaysyes)
"But things declined quickly from there, as between songs, Nathan began ineptly mocking the crowd ("Ooooooh, I'm on ecstasy!"), going off at length about his preference for California over Spain, and eventually telling them the festival was "one of the coolest things we've been part of in a while," dripping with sarcasm. Finally, fed up with Nathan's petulant behavior, Ryan ran out from behind his drumkit and poured a full cup of beer over Nathan's head. The act would be met with their most enthusiastic applause of the evening." [Pitchfork]WAVVES has US shows in NYC & Chicago coming up.
PRIMAVERA SOUND '09 FESTIVALThat lineup so far is definitely a good reason to visit Spain.
PARC DEL FÒRUM, BARCELONA | DEL 28 AL 30 DE MAIG | DEL 28 AL 30 DE MAYO | FROM 28th TO 30th MAY
Artistes confirmats | Artistas confirmados | Confirmed artists:
A Certain Ratio | A-Trak | Alela Diane | Andrew Bird | Angelo Spencer | Aphex Twin | Ariel Pink | Art Brut | Bat For Lashes | Black Lips | Bloc Party | Bowerbirds | Carsick Cars | Chad VanGaalen | Crystal Antlers | Crystal Stilts | Cuzo | Damien Jurado | Dan Deacon Ensemble | Deerhunter | Dj Mehdi | Ebony Bones | El-P | Extra Life | Extraperlo | Fucked Up | Gang Gang Dance | Ghostface Killah | Girls | Jarvis Cocker | Jason Lytle | Jay Reatard | Joe Crepúsculo y Los Destructores | Joe Henry | John Maus | Karl Blau | Kimya Dawson | Kitty, Daisy and Lewis | Lemonade | Lightning Bolt | Magik Markers | Magnolia Electric Co. | Mahjongg | Marnie Stern | Michael Mayer | Michael Nyman | My Bloody Valentine | Neil Young | Oneida | Phoenix | Plants & Animals | Ponytail | Rosvita | Shearwater | Shellac | Simian Mobile Disco | Skatebård | Sleepy Sun | Sonic Youth | Spectrum | Spiritualized | Squarepusher | Sunn O))) | The Bad Plus | The Bug | The Drones | The Extraordinaires | The Jayhawks | The Jesus Lizard | The Lions Constellation | The Mae Shi | The New Year | The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart | The Secret Society | The Soft Pack | The Tallest Man On Earth | The Vaselines | Throwing Muses | Uffie | Veracruz | Vivian Girls | Wavves | Women | Wooden Shjips | Yo La Tengo | Zombie Zombie | ...
The Jesus Lizard also added another London show around the time they're playing the ATP: Fans Strike Back festival.
U.S. shows still TBA.
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have a bunch of US shows scheduled.
DOWNLOAD: Ponytail - Celebrate The Body Electric (It Came From An Angel) (MP3)
Ponytail @ the Bell House (more by Jonny Leather)
Ponytail, currently touring Europe, will be playing a bunch of shows at SXSW in Austin this year. After that no proper tour has been announced yet, but they do have a scheduled show in Philadelphia in March, one in Spain for the Primavera Sound Festival in May, and an April 25th show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for the Brooklyn show are on sale at noon.
Pitchfork.TV recently recorded Ponytail playing in a Queens Laundromat..
Live entertainment is provided by Baltimore spazz-rockers Ponytail, who rip through characteristically energetic versions of "Late for School" and "7 Souls" (both from Ice Cream Spiritual) while surrounded by spinning dryers. We've seen people behaving like the band's mighty vocalist Molly Siegel in a laundromat before, but they're usually just there to keep warm, and more often than not they wind up being wrestled to the ground and forcibly ejected by New York's finest. That's rock'n'roll for you.Those videos and all tour dates below...
Wavves @ Less Artists More Condos (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
VICE: You've had a pretty intense amount of coverage on music blogs considering you've only been doing this since February. Do you think they picked up on it so quickly because you are a blogger yourself?Wavves is touring pretty much non-stop between now and the end of April. Between now and then he'll be all over Europe, all over America, at SXSW, and, as promised, back in NYC in March - the 28th at Cake Shop and the 29th at Market Hotel to be exact. All dates below...
Maybe. The blogging thing just came about because I was working in this music store in San Diego called Music Trader. It was an awful place filled with racist jocks and douchebags and I just couldn't handle the 9 to 5 so I ended up quitting. The sparkle in my day while I was there had been these nice guys who would just come and in and talk rap records with me. Once I quit the job I suddenly had all this time on my hands and wanted to talk rap records but had no one to talk about them with so I started Ghost Ramp. I'd always listened to rap though because as a kid the two things my mum wouldn't let me listen to were West Coast G-funk and alternative guitar music so those were the two things I got heavily into.
We knew Throwing Muses would be in town to play one R.E.M. song at Carnegie Hall on March 11th. Now we also know that show is party of a small tour that has the classic-indie rock band also playing more than one song in Philly, Brooklyn, and in their hometown of Boston (well, Cambridge). The Brooklyn show is at Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 12th (one day after Carnegie Hall), and 50 Foot Wave is opening which means this show will be chock full of Krisin Hersh.
Current TM lineup:Tickets go on Am Ex presale Wednesday and on regular sale Friday.
Kristin Hersh (vocals/guitar)
Bernard Georges (bass)
David Narcizo (drums)
Throwing Muses will also be playing a set at the Breeders-curated ATP Festival in the UK in May, and at Primavera Sound in Spain that same month. All dates below...
photos by Kate Pedatella
details on Simian Mobile Disco's broken gear at the end of the post....
The Sonics rolled back the years during their highly anticipated comeback set at Primvera Sound, as old met new at the eclectic festival. The punk pioneers played a hit heavy set on day two of the festival (Friday), wowing the Barcelona audience with classics including 'Strychnine' and 'The Witch'.The 2008 Primavera Sound Festival happened in Barcelona this past weekend. I just posted a bit about Portishead, and some Atlas Sound and El Guincho too. The rest of what we've got is below....
Playing a rare festival show as part of their comeback tour, the Seattle band headed up a line up packed with returning legends.
Earlier on, the Bob Mould Band raced through favourites from the singer's former bands, Sugar and Husker Du, including 'Hoover Dam' and 'Hardly Getting Over It'.
Post punk trailblazers Devo received one of the best receptions of the festival so far, with a set as tight as their trademark yellow jumpsuits - which were disgarded towards the end of the show.
Spanish favourites Sebadoh made their return to the Barcelona festival to perform their debut album 'The Freed Man'.
And Portishead played their second set of the festival, following on from Thursday's showstopper, this time in the indoors Auditori. [Virtual Festivals][
Portishead @ Primavera Sound, Barcelona - May 30, 2008
As for the future, Geoff insists that their current tour ends at the Primavera Festival in Spain at the end of May, ruling out any other festivals. "Hopefully [we'll be] back in the studio then," he assures, a slight element of self-doubt slipping through.Portishead, please stop being difficult and play NYC. Abby Stanglin took the photos in this post. One more below...
"We seem to do everything in a way to make life difficult for ourselves. We could play the festivals this summer and not have to worry about the mortgage for a while. But we're not! It's always the reverse of what we should be doing really. I'm sure our agent is going nuts, and the record company's going, 'but how are you going to sell the record through the summer?' I don't know, we'll do what we always do really: take the difficult route." [Popmatters interviewed Portishead]
DOWNLOAD: El Guincho - Costa Paraiso (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Atlas Sound - Quarantined (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Atlas Sound - I'll Be Your Mirror (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Atlas Sound - Headphones (Bjork) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: El Guincho - Cover Me (Bjork) (MP3)
Atlas Sound @ Primavera Sound, Barcelona - May 31, 2008
One of the many exciting free shows coming up at the South Street Seaport this summer is the pairing of El Guincho and Bradford Cox's Atlas Sound, but that's not the only show the two diverse artists are playing together. In fact, they both just played the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona this past weekend. They'll meet again at the Pitchfork Festival in July. Then from Pitchfork they make their way to NYC together.
Kate Pedatella sent in the pics from Primavera in this post. A couple more, and all tour dates, below.....