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by Andrew Sacher

Rachel Evans of MSOTT/Quiet Evenings
Rachel Evans

Ambient artist Rachel Evans has put out a wildly impressive amount of material since adopting the Motion Sickness of Time Travel moniker in 2009. In addition to MSOTT, she also makes music with Quiet Evenings, the duo made up of Rachel and her husband Grant Evans (who formerly operated under the moniker Nova Scotian Arms until last month, when he began recording under his own name).

Her most recent Motion Sickness of Time Travel release is the self titled full-length that she put out earlier this month via Spectrum Pools. A self titled album (especially one that comes out after well over ten releases) is usually something of a defining moment, and MSOTT is no exception. Though Rachel's been honing her craft quite well over the past few years, everything falls into place on this LP. With four tracks, all of which clock in over 20 minutes, Rachel swirls soundscapes, textures, and her own voice into layers of sound that take their time floating above you before drifting past. It's fitting that the only vocal she sings on the album's opening cut, "The Dream," is the repeated line, "I am the universe." Check out the album, which is streaming in its entirety below (via AdHoc).

Rachel has a few shows scheduled, both as MSOTT and with Grant in Quiet Evenings. Neither of which are any time soon. MSOTT will play The Stone on February 1, 2013 with a solo set from Grant Evans, and the next day (2/2/13), Rachel and Grant will team up for a Quiet Evenings show at the NYC venue, along with a set by Afterlife.

All MSOTT and Quiet Evenings dates listed below, along with the album stream...

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Built to Spill at BV SXSW 2012 (more by Ryan Barkan)
Built to Spill
hopscotch

The Hopscotch festival in Raleigh, North Carolina will celebrate its third year from Sept. 6-8, 2012 in downtown Raleigh, with 175 bands in 15 venues. The initial lineup, released today, runs the gamut from traditional indie favorites to punk to noise music to hip hop to noisy black metal and all stops in between, featuring performances from Built to Spill, sunn 0))), The Roots, The Jesus & Mary Chain (who played SXSW), Liars (who have a show coming up at Webster Hall), Baroness, Deerhoof, Death Grips (who play NYC soon and have new material on the way), Danny Brown (who was at Coachella and plays Prospect Park soon), Pallbearer (who play an exclusive East Coast Show soon), Screaming Females (who recently played NYC and are on tour now), Thee Oh Sees, The Spits (who just played NYC twice), Tenement, The Mountain Goats (two sets, one of which will be an all metal-covers set!) and so many more.

(and now we know the Jesus & Mary Chain are coming back soon)

Tickets are on sale. The full lineup and flyer (update: and a few more announced J&MC dates) are below...

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