Entries tagged with: Rimar
by Andrew Sacher
Brooklyn multi-sensory electronic music party Connect is taking over 285 Kent tonight (11/7) for a show with an excellent lineup of Brooklyn genre-crossing producer Slava (who just returned home from a European tour), Doldrums/Hooded Fang-related project Phedre, and two other local producers, Rioux and Rimar. Matt O'Hare of Prism House will be providing live visual projections. Tickets for tonight's show are available, and the flyer is below.
Rioux, the psychedelic dance project of Erin Rioux (pronounced ree-yoo), is originally from Rochester Hills, MI but he's been playing around his new hometown of Brooklyn for a while now (including past Connect parties) and is making some of the more interesting music of the newcomer producers on the scene. His excellent single from earlier this year, "Spirit Calling" b/w "Miniatures," pieces elements of modern bass music with warmer, Four Tet-like production and off-kilter pop melodies. You can download both tracks above or stream them below.
Meanwhile Rimar, another Brooklynite (via California) who's been playing locally for some time now, signed to Bella Union last year, and though details are sparse, he appears to be planning his debut full length. He's got a few EPs out, and you can stream the funky "Higher Ground" from his 2011 EP of the same name, below.
All streams and show 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
Columbus, OH outfit Way Yes released Walkability on Lefse earlier this year. The five-song EP comes with remixes of each song. There's a fair amount of diversity for just five songs, though they wear their influences on their sleeves a bit. "Important," which you can download above, shows the band doing their best Fleet Foxes impression, whereas the title track (video below) pulls almost directly from early '70s Paul Simon. You can also download the polyrhythmic "Ties" and a remix of "Gino" by Larry Gus above.
Way Yes have been playing a few shows here and there this summer, and their next two are in NYC this week: Pianos on Thursday (7/19) with Strange Shapes, Rimar (who is also one of the remixers on the EP), and Railbird (tickets); and Friday (7/20) at Glasslands with Neighbors and Friend Roulette (tickets).
A list of all dates and that video are below.
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Twin Sister - Kimi in a Rice Field (Spanish Prisoners remix) (MP3)
Spanish Prisoners' most recent album, Gold Fools, is only about eight months old but the Brooklyn band have a new cassette-only release, Prior Art, which will be out June 26 and "contains reworkings of songs by Clams Casino and Twin Sister, as well as remixes by shape shifters Sun Glitters and Rimar, mixed with gooey ambient stretches and swirling electronic interludes."
The Spanish Prisoners remix of Twin Sister's "Kimi in a Rice Field" -- which you can download at the top of this post -- gives the song a distinct '80s R&B thump while keeping Andrea Estella's vocals floating atop.
Spanish Prisoners have a couple notable shows coming up. They play Bowery Ballroom on Friday (6/1) opening for Freelance Whales (sold out), and will then play Knitting Factory on June 9 with 2:54 and Widowspeak (tickets are still available). The band has a few more additional dates as well and they're all listed below along with the cover art and tracklist to Prior Art.