Entries tagged with: Rhye
Phosphorescent at Rough Trade NYC (more by Amanda Hatfield)
by Andrew Sacher
It's the first work week of December and the year-end music lists for 2013 keep piling in. We just saw album lists from Q and Mojo, and now we get a list from a US publication, SPIN. There's not too many surprises on this one. Like last year, it shares its #1 with the highest Pitchfork-rated album of the year, and in general it features many of the albums we expect to see on these kinds of lists, including a lot of the year's big-name comebacks like My Bloody Valentine, Justin Timberlake, Daft Punk, Queens of The Stone Age, Boards of Canada and Nine Inch Nails, plus big breakouts like Haim and Disclosure. There are a few interesting omissions though, like Savages.
Check out their full list below...
photos by Paige K. Parsons
Chromatics / Chic / The National w/ Bob Weir @ Outside Lands 8/9/2013
Frontman Matt Berninger strolled into the spotlight in a three-piece suit, sipping what appeared to be a glass of Sauvignon Blanc from any one of the festival's Wine Lands vendors. The band then launched into one of the best sets of the day, breaking into "Fake Empire" within the first three songs and interspersing their typically melancholy lyrical matter with a fun, humorous stage presence (Berninger made sure to note that his daughter's pre-school teacher was in the crowd, putting himself in strong position for the "Best Dad on Stage" award this weekend). And to cap it all off, Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead popped up on stage, grabbing a guitar and singing along to the bands' last number.The 2013 Outside Lands Festival happened last weekend across seven stages at San Francisco's sprawling Golden Gate Park. The fest kicked off Friday (8/9) and included headliner Paul McCartney, plus sets from Chromatics, The National, Chic (subbing for an ailing D'Angelo), Jessie Ware, Rhye, The Men, Smith Westerns and more. Pictures from their sets are in this post.
[Santa Barbara Independent]
Like at Lollapalooza and Firefly, and like we'll be doing again at Bumbershoot, BrooklynVegan was set up each day of Outside Lands in the Soundwave tent where our hosts Christen Thomas and Dave Hill DJ'd, told jokes and interviewed and hosted bands that were playing the fest.
Pics from Outside Lands Day 2 are HERE. More pictures from day one below...
FILTER Magazine's Culture Collide festival is returning to various LA venues this year from October 9-12. It begins with a kickoff show with Phoenix and Dinosaur Jr (maybe they'll join each other for "Entertainment"?) at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena (10/9), which tickets (separate from the rest of the festival) are on sale for now.
Then, the rest of the fest will include sets from Liars, King Khan & the Shrines, The Raveonettes, Rhye, Iceage, The Men, Medicine, Fuck Buttons, No Joy, Heliotropes and many other bands from around the world. Festival passes that you get in to all non-Phoenix/Dinosaur Jr events are on sale now.
Full lineup 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...
Smooth pop duo (who are a much larger band live) Rhye have been pretty quiet lately, and we haven't heard much from them since they played SXSW and a few other shows soon after. Last night they made their television debut, playing "The Fall" from their debut album on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Check out the video of that performance below...
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Black Hippy - "U.O.E.N.O" Remix (MP3)
When we first realized Rhye wasn't as mysterious as we thought, it was brought into the public consciousness that one half of the duo was Mike Milosh (better known as just Milosh) and Robin Hannibal, who is also one half of the duo Quadron with Coco O. Quadron is set to release a new album, Avalanche, on June 4 via Vested in Culture/Epic, and in very exciting news, the first single, "Better Off," features a verse from Kendrick Lamar. Pitchfork mentions that Robin and Coco were also in a group called Boom Clap Bachelors, whose song "Tiden Flyver" is prominently sampled in Kendrick's "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe." Check out "Better Off" below, along with the album tracklist. That's the artwork above.
Quadron also have some tour dates coming up around the time of the album's release. They'll be a support act for some of the dates on Jose Gonzalez's group Junip's previously discussed tour, including the NYC date happening on June 13 at Highline Ballroom. Barbarossa is on that show too, which is sold out.
As discussed, Kendrick Lamar will also be in the NYC-area for Summer Jam, Governors Ball, and Rock the Bells. Kendrick and the rest of the Black Hippy crew (Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock) just remixed Rocko's "U.O.E.N.O," which you can download above and stream below.
All Quadron dates are listed, along with the song streams and album artwork, 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 Bill Pearis, Fred Pessaro and Andrew Sacher
Savages @ CMJ 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
SXSW gets underway today (3/13) in earnest, with 83,207 bands* playing SXSW this year. Trying to figure out who to see can be an overwhelming feeling. (Actually, just standing on 6th St. on Friday night is an overwhelming feeling.) Hopefully this post will give you some inspiration if you're among the throngs of people. Or maybe just some new stuff to listen to if you're not there.
Of course you could just hang out at all our day parties (our first starts at noon today!) and evening showcases, as we're really proud of our line-ups. But there are bands who we are pumped to see who aren't playing too. So here are 40 bands we're genuinely pumped to see in Austin this week. We made a Spotify playlist of all the bands (at least the ones on the service) you can stream below.
Check out our list below...
*not the actually number of showcasing bands. But it feels accurate.
As mentioned, downtempo pop duo Rhye (aka Mike Milosh and Robin Hannibal) are releasing their debut album, Woman, on March 5 via Loma Vista, and they've just revealed more details on it. That's the album art above and the official tracklist (others had been floating around) is below. They also just made a second video for their track, "Open" (you can watch the first one HERE) and that's below too.
Rhye also just announced a tour (via P4k) which they'll kick off in April, after playing SXSW in Austin this March. The tour hits NYC on April 17 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (2/8) at 10 AM.
A list of all dates and the video below...
by Bill Pearis
Pitchfork just posted their much anticipated list of the top 100 tracks of 2012. The #1 slot went to... Grimes! Whether you thought the whole of her album Visions was good or not, it was hard to deny the charms of "Oblivion." (Having that great video didn't hurt either.) Do you think it deserved to top the list? If not then what song should've?
You can check out P4K's entire hot 100 of 2012 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.