Entries tagged with: Simian Mobile Disco
The 2015 Primavera Sound Festival goes down in Barcelona, Spain from May 28 - 30. We knew The Strokes and recently reunited shoegazers Ride were playing and now the line-up is being announced via the festival's mobile app, which is a not-so fun 8-bit game you have to play to reveal names. The whole lineup is in the poster above and includes The Replacements, James Blake, Sleater-Kinney (who apparently are playing festivals after all) Patti Smith performing Horses, Spiritualized, Interpol, Antony & the Johnsons, OMD, Mineral, Brand New, Panda Bear, Run the Jewels, Sleaford Mods, Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, The Black Keys, New Pornographers, Jose Gonzalez, Shabazz Palaces, Kevin Morby, Ought, Disappears, Pharmakon, Baxter Dury, Death From Above 1979, Spiritualized, tUnE-yArDs, Twin Shadow, Swans, Iceage, the Juan MacLean, Dan Deacon, Viet Cong, Sun Kil Moon, Antony, Hiss Golden Messenger, Fucked Up, Kelela, Ariel Pink, Voivod, Electric Wizard, Mikal Cronin, alt-J, Sunn O))), the Thurston Moore Band, Underworld (performing dubnobasswithmyheadman), Pallbearer, Tobias Jesso Jr., American Football, Jon Hopkins, DIIV, Caribou, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, My Brightest Diamond, HEALTH, Babes in Toyland, Thee Oh Sees, Single Mothers, Ex Hex, Shellac and Twerps. Full line-up is below.
by Bill Pearis
As mentioned, Simian Mobile Disco will release their new album, Whorl, on Tuesday (9/9) via ANTI. The record was recorded live without laptops, and is a bit more proggy and less focused on club bangers than what SMD have done before. You may have already heard "Tangents" from the album and now you can check out the pulsing, slow-building "Nazard" which makes its premiere in this post via a trippy video. Watch that below.
The video actually gives you an idea of the visual element to Simian Mobile Disco's upcoming Whorl tour where they'll be playing the album in full much the same way the record was made. That tour hits NYC on September 21 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets are still available.
While getting ready for Whorl's release and the upcoming tour, Simian Mobile Disco were nice enough to answer a few questions via email. They talk Whorl, what happens when something goes wrong with delicate equipment, and what's up next. Read it, and check out the Nazard video, below...
Daniele Baldelli (not a recent pic)
A founding father of the Cosmic Disco sound, Italian DJ Daniele Baldelli rose to prominence with his mixture of European electronica, synth pop (often played at slower speeds), equalizer effects, and ethnic folk music. Baldelli's use of African and Brazilian material helped distinguish his style from Italo disco, which permeated the clubs of Northern Italy during the 1970s. Taking up residence at the Cosmic, a venue by Lake Garda, he introduced club goers to a worldly, hypnotic sound during the late '70s and early '80s. Although the Cosmic Disco movement slowed down as the '80s progressed, Baldelli's reputation allowed him to extend his career into the following decades. [AllMusic]Famed Italian DJ and Cosmic Disco pioneer, Daniele Baldelli will be in the US this weekend for three shows, one in Philly on Friday followed by two daytime shows in NYC. First, he plays Warm Up at MoMA PS1 on Saturday (8/2) with live sets from Indian electronic music pioneer Charanjit Singh, UK duo Simian Mobile Disco, and former Effi Briest and Up Died Sound member Hiro Kone, plus the Software-signed Maria Chavez. Tickets for that show are still available.
Then, the next day Daniele plays Output's Sundays on the Roof with a DJ set from Metro Area and Cem G. 2 PM doors. Tickets are on sale now.
Simian Mobile Disco will also keep the party going after Warm Up when they DJ a FIXED party at Cameo late night on Saturday (8/2) with FIXED regulars JDH & Dave P. Tickets for that are available. SMD will return to NYC in September when their tour performing their new live-recorded album Whorl hits MHOW, also with JDH & Dave P (tickets).
All Daniele Baldelli dates are listed, with some videos, below...
Simian Mobile Disco's new album, Whorl, is out September 9 and the duo have now shared its first single, "Tangents." Atmospheric with a slow build, the techno-y track is a nice first look at this album that was made the old fashioned way -- analog synths, sequencers and no laptops. Stream it in this post.
As mentioned, Simian Mobile Disco will release their live-recorded new album, Whorl, on September 9. Shortly after it's release, SMD will be over here for a few North American shows where they'll play Whorl in full, replicating its no-laptops creation. They'll play NYC on September 21 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with support from FIXED DJs JDH & Dave P. Tickets to MHOW go on AmEx presale at noon today, with the public on-sale beginning Friday (6/27) at noon.
Simian Mobile Disco's new album, Whorl, is due out September 9 via Anti. The process for making this one was a little unusual, at least in 2014: the record was recorded live. mostly from a show at Pappy & Harriet's in Pioneertown, California. No laptops, no Ableton, just modular synths and one sequencer each for James Ford and Jas Shaw. That's the album art above, a snippet from first single "Tangents" can be heard in an album trailer below, and Shaw elaborates on the recording process:
The recordings we did in the studio while we were writing and rehearsing the new material for Whorl were simply "live" takes - the system we're using has limited ability to save patterns in the sequencer, but nothing like the flexibility of a computer. Live performance and studio composition are essentially now the same process, rather than the common method of writing a track using the computer, and then working out ways to perform it live. We planned not to slavishly limit ourselves just to this performance - when we came to mixdown the album, we used portions of three sessions - the show itself, an extended jam we did in the desert the day before, and a little of our London studio rehearsal.A tour is planned where the duo will perform Whorl in much the same way as it was made. Only dates announced so far for those are Tokyo and London. Stay tuned.
SMD, who played NYC not so long ago, do have non-Whorl dates as well, including Warm Up at Long Island City's MoMA PS1 on August 2 (tickets). All dates are listed, along with the album trailer, below...
Warm Up 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Each year, the Warm Up summer concert series brings forward thinking electronic music (and other related genres like indie pop, hip hop, etc) to the outdoor courtyard at Long Island City's MoMA PS1. This year's shows happen every Saturday from June 28 to September 6 from 3-9 PM (doors at noon). Admission is $18 in advance or $20 day-of.
Artists playing this year include Evian Christ (DJ), Lone (live), Sophie, Forest Swords (all the same day!), Cibo Matto (live), Pantha du Prince (live), Dam-Funk, Dutch E Germ, George Fitzgerald, Martyn, Simian Mobile Disco (live), Cashmere Cat, Vatican Shadow (live), Container (live), Jam City, Shamir (live), The Range (live) and many more.
Full 2014 schedule below...
Ex Cult @ DbA, 2013 (more by Devan Council)
Memorial Day Weekend is coming up, and as usual there's no shortage of things to do. On the music front, if you'd like to get away (but not too far away) for the long weekend, there's a few good festivals. Headbangers may want to head to Maryland Deathfest for Agalloch, Crowbar, Gorguts, Ulcerate, and more. Or you can get your indie rock on at Boston Calling with The Decemberists, Death Cab for Cutie, Modest Mouse, Built to Spill, and more. Or maybe you're more the punk type and will head to Michigan for Bled Fest with Title Fight, The Menzingers, Self Defense Family, Frameworks, Little Big League and more.
If you're staying in NYC this weekend, there's plenty to do here as well. Head below to check our top 10 list of events going on this weekend...
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart at SXSW 2014 (more by Steven Noreyko)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Fear Of Men, Ablebody @ Bowery Ballroom
With a killer new lineup of the band and an enjoyable new album, dare we say Pains are better than ever? This tour -- with terrific UK band Fear of Men and Ablebody (who are also in TPOBPAH lineup -- is a can't miss for indiepop fans.
Death Cab For Cutie, Hamilton Leithauser @ Capitol Theatre
It's been a while since Death Cab went on a proper tour but they'll remedy that by kicking off a short Northeast run tonight. This one's just outside of NYC and also includes Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser, which should make for a good double bill of two artists who put out some of the more memorable indie songs of the 2000s.
TEEN, Icewater @ Baby's All Right
Teen's second album take's the band formerly dronepop sound and drags it into '90s R&B territory. Tonight's the record release show for that LP.
Reigning Sound, Nude Beach @ Brooklyn Bowl
Reigning Sound, the Memphis garage rock band led by Greg Oblivian, signed to Merge back in 2012 and they're now set to release their first album for the label, Shattered, which comes out on July 15. Expect new songs tonight.
Ex-Cult, Pampers @ Mercury Lounge
Speaking of Memphis, that city's ragers Ex-Cult just released their new album, Midnight Passenger, that balances sneering rippers with a few moody extended jams. This is their first of two NYC shows this weekend, tonight with Brooklyn "thug pop" band Pampers (who are great).
Cass McCombs, Endless Boogie @ MHOW
Cass McCombs released a whopper of a double album last year -- the acclaimed Big Wheel and Others and between that and the two albums he released in 2012 (not to mention all his other albums), he's got a lot choose from. Prediction: he plays at least a few brand-new songs tonight.
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Okayafrica Electrafique, Chief Boima, DJ Underdog @ Brooklyn Bridge Park
To quote Wikipedia, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars is a band from Sierra Leone which was formed by a group of refugees displaced to Guinea during the Sierra Leone Civil War. This show is one of Celebrate Brooklyn's free dance parties and runs from 7-10 PM.
Manchester Orchestra, Balance and Composure, Kevin Devine @ Terminal 5
Expect an overload of massive alt-rock riffs from Manchester Orchestra and Balance & Composure tonight, and things should get a little softer (but not too much) during Kevin Devine's opening set.
Prizehog, Insect Ark, Stephen Brodsky, Colomboid @ Cake Shop
Things should get pretty dark at Cake Shop tonight with Insect Ark (former Angels of Light member Dana Schechter), Cave In singer Stephen Brodsky, and more.
Leverage Models, Weeknight, Long Arms @ Cameo Gallery
If you love Big '80s music like The Associates, ABC, and (early) Spandau Ballet, you will probably dig the widescreen sounds of Leverage Models who have a firm grasp on that, right down to the saxaphone and syn-toms.
The Golden Grass, Verma, Ecstatic Vision @ Death by Audio
Chicago's Verma intertwine elements of gothy post-punk, krautrock, Eno-esque ambience and Detroit-style burners into a heavy, groovy psych sound. Their new album on Trouble in Mind is excellent.
Simian Mobile Disco (DJ Set), BICEP, Daniel Avery, JDH & Dave P @ Output
The always-fun dance duo Simian Mobile Disco return to NYC to DJ Output's weekly Input party with their collaborator Bicep, Factory Floor's pal Daniel Avery, and FIXED regulars JDH & Dave P.
Andrew W.K. in conversation with Phillip Crandall @ Strand Bookstore
Phillip Crandall wrote the 33 1/3 series book on Andrew WK's 2001 debut, I Get Wet, and tonight he discusses it with AWK himself. Free admittance with purchase of the I Get Wet book.
'We Are the Best' screening w/ Petal War @ Trilock Fusion Center for the Arts
Though writer/director Lukas Moodysson has gone to dark places in the past (Lilya 4-Ever? Yikes) this is a sweet, funny movie about three misfit 13-year-olds who decide to start a punk band in 1982 Stockholm. If some bad language isn't a problem, it makes a good family film. This is being screened as part of Rooftop films with a live performance from the very appropriate PetalWar.
'Upside Down: The Creation Records Story' @ Videology
Part of BV editor Bill Pearis' "Sound & Vision" series at Videology, tonight features the documentary about the label that gave us The Jesus & Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, Oasis and many more. It's an entertaining and very rock-n-roll film (though the Scottish accents are THICK). Bill's DJing afterwards and they're giving away a pass to this year's NYC Popfest at the screening. Free.
Michael Hurley @ Union Pool
Having spent time in the '60 Greenwich Village scene with his work covered by Holy Modal Rounders and others, acclaimed folk songwriter and performer Michael Hurley has remained active and prolific into his '70s. Advance tickets of tonight's show are sold out, but a limited amount will be available at the door.
Unholy Grave, Birdflesh, Mesrine, War Master, Entrails @ Saint Vitus
Unfortunately, Excruciating Terror had to drop off this show but it's stacked regardless. Japanese grinder Unholy Grave return for their first NYC appearance since 2006, Swedish grinders Birdflesh make their first NYC appearance ever, Canada's Mesrine and Swden's Entrails both make their US debuts tonight, and the bill's rounded out by ex-Insect Warfare Bolt Thrower worshippers War Master.
Erik Friedlander @ Subculture
Avant-garde cellist and John Zorn cohort Erik Friedlander celebrates the release of his new album, Nitehawks, which features (like this show) his Bonebridge Band.
Direct Effect, The Saddest Landscape, Rescuer, Capacities @ Suburbia
It's a stacked bill of post-hardcore at Suburbia tonight with Direct Effect who have sort of a Fucked Up/Paint It Black thing going on, The Saddest Landscape and Rescuer who are both in the Touche Amore/PBTT vein, and Capacities who are the most metallic band on the bill.
LVL UP, Kite Party, Three Man Cannon, Downies @ David Blaine's The Steakhouse
Philly bands Kite Party and Three Man Cannon (ex-Tigers Jaw) are currently on tour together, and likeminded in that they're decidedly non-punk bands coming from a punk scene. Local regulars LVL UP headline and openers Downies include members of both LVL UP and Porches.
Stone Jack Jones, Coupler, LYLAS, Wooden Wand @ The Delancey
Nashville folk singer Stone Jack Jones is currently touring as a "Nashville circus" which brings him and other Nashville pals together for a unique show. Moved to The Delancey from Mercury Lounge.
UPDATE: both the Ex-Cult show and the Stone Jack Jones show at Mercury Lounge were cancelled due to a giant sinkhole outside of Katz's Deli. They may be moved to other venues, stay tuned.
UPDATE 2: Stone Jack Jones moved to The Delancey.
UPDATE 3: Ex-Cult moved to Fontana's.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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The Movement Electronic Music Festival is returning to Detroit's Hart Plaza from May 24-26 in 2014. The initial lineup was just announced and it includes Action Bronson, Pete Tong, Richie Hawtin, Simian Mobile Disco, Metro Area, The Martinez Brothers, Terrence Dixon, Escort, Carl Craig, Carl Cox, Loco Dice, Speedy J and Lucy's US debut of their collaborative Zeitgeber project, and more. 3-day passes are on sale now.
Full initial lineup and the trailer video for the fest, below...
photos by Tim Griffin
Slayer/Glass Candy/Polyphonic Spree/Slayer surfer @ FFF Fest 2013
Closing Fun Fun Fun Fest, Slayer treated Austin to greatest hits and then some: "Raining Blood," "South of Heaven," "Dead Skin Mask," "Seasons in the Abyss," etc. They also dug out the aforementioned "Die by the Sword," a high point off their 1983 debut LP, Show No Mercy.The eighth Fun Fun Fun Fest happened last weekend (11/8 - 11/10) at Austin's Auditorium Shores, hosting three days of music and fun (fun fun), with such acts as MIA, Deerhunter, Slayer, Television, Thee Oh Sees, Kurt Vile, Cut Copy. Johnny Marr, The Walkmen, Jurassic 5, Killer Mike and loads more. Many of them played again as part of the FFF Nites shows, including shows presented by BrooklynVegan and Invisible Oranges.
After fooling no one with a false ending of "South of Heaven," the third backdrop of the night unfurled at the back of the stage: a parody of the Heineken logo reading "Hanneman" and bearing his life dates. The top read "Angel of Death." Reign in Blood's terrifying opening track - and closing number on Auditorium Shores - now serves as an epitaph for Slayer's fallen co-founder. - [Austin Chronicle]
We were there in the thick of it and, as mentioned above, you can check out pics from Day 1 HERE and HERE, pics from Day 2 pics HERE and HERE; and pics from Day 3 are HERE and HERE. See you again in 2014 Austin.
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 (more by Keith Marlowe)
As discussed, Fun Fun Fun Fest is returning to Austin's Auditorium Shores from November 8-10, and now the full lineup was finally announced. It includes Television, Slayer (again!), Quicksand, Descendents, The Dismemberment Plan, Body Count, Jurassic 5, MIA, MGMT, Death Grips, Kurt Vile, Cloud Nothings, Snoop Dogg/Lion, The Locust, Subhumans (performing Cradle to the Grave), The Men, Title Fight, White Lung, Retox, Chromatics, XXYYXX, Mykki Blanco, Cut Copy, Washed Out, Merchandise, Lemuria, and many more.
Tickets for the festival go on sale today (7/10) at 10 AM CST.
Full lineup and flyer below...
Simian Mobile Disco at SS Coachella 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Simian Mobile Disco have been making the festival rounds this year, having recently played Coachella and Primavera Sound, and in between those festivals they're working in a few club dates too. A few of those club dates happen in the Northeast US this June, including a FIXED/Verboten show in NYC at SRB Brooklyn on June 21 with FIXED regulars JDH & Dave P. Initially, SMD were just DJing this show, but it has since been announced that they will be doing a live set as well. Tickets for that one are on sale now. All upcoming dates are listed below.
Simian Mobile Disco are also set to release a new collaborative single with fellow UK dance duo Bicep called "Sacrifce," which is due out June 10 on vinyl via Simian Mobile Disco's own Delicacies label and June 24 digitally. Check out the video for that track 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...
photos by Greg Cristman, reviews by Nathan Stout
James Murphy, El-P, Jarvis Cocker
The second of two S.S. Coachella cruises set sail off the coast of Jamaica last week (12/19) and returned on Sunday (12/23). (The first set sail from the Bahamas on 12/16.)
Day 1, pictured in this post, was headlined by reunited britpop greats Pulp and also included sets by The Rapture, Cloud Nothings, James Murphy (DJ), El-P, Simian Mobile Disco, and others. We didn't catch Grimes on day 1 but pictures of her set at day 2 are on the way. Killer Mike also played day 1 but unfortunately we missed him. The venues on the cruise were all pretty intimate, which was especially great for Pulp fans who got to see them in a 1,400 capacity theater with great lighting. The other venues had darker lighting but the sound and intimacy made up for any other shortcomings.
Before S.S. Coachella, Pulp played a hometown show in Sheffield where they gave their fans Christmas cards which sent them to this link, which was activated with a download to a new song on Christmas Eve at midnight, according to Pulp fansite Bar Italia. The song was actually a re-recording of an old Pulp demo, "After You," and it was done with fellow S.S. Coachella sailor James Murphy.
Writer Nathan Stout was aboard the cruise as well and he told us a bit about Pulp's set:
A neon sign reading 'PULP' in huge letters swings back and forth on stage as Jarvis Cocker rips off another piece of clothing. He shakes his hips then falls on his back, puts his forearm on his brow, squirms, and thrusts the air...all to the pleasure of hundreds of screaming fans. It is the first night of the S.S. Coachella. We are front and center, proudly wearing our neon hats. Only a few feet separate us from Jarvis and Pulp. We are drunk (but not belligerent or reckless) and living in the moment; every ridiculous moment. We dance. We yell. We exchange glances of excitement and approval. Welcome to music fan heaven. Welcome aboard the S.S. Coachella!He also wrote about the ship itself...
The Celebrity Silhouette is largest and newest of the Celebrity Cruise Lines' fleet. The vessel weighs a whopping 122,400 tons and holds 2886 people. It was obviously built with luxury in mind. There are two large swimming pools on the top deck, four hot tubs, a lawn made of real grass, chairs, hammocks, basketball courts, a theater, restaurants, clubs, food everywhere, drinks everywhere, and as many servants as cruise patrons. Aboard this ship we lived like rock stars for four glorious days.You can stream the Pulp song and check out more pics from day 1 of S.S. Coachella below...
Baroness at Terminal 5 in May (more by Joe McCabe)
Earlier this week, we posted an update from Baroness showing that things were looking upwards for the band. Unfortunately though, with two members having broken vertebrae and frontman John Baizely having a broken arm and leg, it doesn't come as much of a surprise that Baroness have in fact cancelled some of their upcoming North American tour dates, including their NYC show at House of Vans and LA's FYF Fest. They will not be replaced on the House of Vans lineup, which happens on August 29 and now just includes Turbonegro, Doomriders, and Nightbirds. This is a bummer but it makes sense that the band takes the time they need to recover, and we wish them a speedy and successful recovery!
Meanwhile, FYF Fest, which Wild Flag also dropped off of, recently expanded its lineup. It now features The Faint (who just announced they'll be reissuing Danse Macabre and touring the album), Glass Candy, King Tuff, and newcomers The Orwells. Tickets for FYF Fest are still available. The updated lineup and flier are below.
Concert cruises are all the rage lately, and this is in fact real.
Indio, CA music festival Coachella continues for two weekends in April, 2013. But just because they've decided to keep the fest in Indio, doesn't mean they can't take it on a couple of cruises as well. As seen in the picture above, S.S. Coachella will set set sail off of the Bahamas from December 16-19 and off of Jamaica from December 19-23. The lineup (thus far at least) includes Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer, James Murphy (DJ set), Grimes, Cloud Nothings, Killer Mike, El-P, Sleigh Bells, Father John Misty, and more.
Holy Ship sails in January too.
Simian Mobile Disco at PS1 in 2011 (more by Erez Avissar)
Simian Mobile Disco released their new album, Unpatterns, this year and have been doing a good amount of touring in support of it, already hitting NYC twice for DJ sets at LPR and Webster Hall. As mentioned, they'll be back in the area to DJ at Camp Bisco (7/14), and they've just announced a December tour which brings them back to NYC again, only this time it looks like we're in for a live set. They'll play Webster Hall on December 6. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday, July 13 at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday, July 11 at noon.
The band also recently made a video for Unpatterns track, "Your Love Ain't Fair." You can check that out below, along with a list of all dates...
by Andrew Sacher
Back in May, drill & bass master Squarepusher announced a North American tour which included a TBA NYC show set to happen on October 30. Well it turns out the NYC show will actually be on November 1 and it happens at Terminal 5 with a great list of openers; Bonobo (DJ), Holy Fuck, and Mount Kimbie. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/29) at noon with an AmEx presale starting today (6/27) at noon. All Squarepusher dates are listed below.
Squarepusher released his new album, Ufabulum, in May and it's a pretty solid one. It opens with "4001," which is just about the only song that sounds like classic Squarepusher, and is then followed by, "Unreal Square," which brings in a bit of brostep bass wobble. The rest of the album sees Squarepusher diving into nutty jazz fusion and unstoppable breakbeats. You can stream three of its tracks below.
Speaking of Mount Kimbie, they've signed to Warp, the label which Squarepusher also calls home, and currently at work on their second album which will be released on the label. The Terminal 5 show appears to be their only announced North American date at the moment.
Holy Fuck and Bonobo will be in NY even sooner for Camp Bisco, which goes down from July 12-14 at Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, NY. They'll be joining a lineup which includes Tycho, Simian Mobile Disco, Skrillex, Amon Tobin ISAM, Big Boi, Crystal Castles, Yacht, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Shigeto, FaltyDL, Thundercat, and more. Tickets for the festival are still available. The full lineup is listed below.
In related news, You can also catch Holy Fuck frontman Brian Borcherdt in NYC right after Bisco with his new project, Dusted, who play Glasslands on July 15. Tickets for that show are still available.
A list of all dates and song streams below...
FYF Fest. September 1st and 2nd, 2012WOW.
At the LA State Historic Park, Los Angeles, CA
Tickets are $77 and go on sale Friday June 22nd.
American Nightmare has two shows coming up at Webster Hall.
Full FYF lineup, in alphabetical order, below...
DOWNLOAD: Lindstrom - "De Javu" (MP3)
Simian Mobile Disco at PS1 in 2011 (more by Erez Avissar)
Simian Mobile Disco released their new LP, Unpatterns, this week via Wichita Recordings. It's a bit of a return to form to their dancefloor-ready debut, Attack, Decay, Sustain Release, rather than the in your face electropop of 2009's Temporary Pleasure. Not as many guest vocalists on the new album, and when they do appear on Unpatterns, they're backgrounded and sparse, like Jamie Lidell's contribution to "Put Your Hands Together." Check out a stream of the entire album below.
Simian Mobile Disco are continuing to tour in support of the album, and will come to NYC this month to DJ Webster Hall on May 25 with DJ sets by Michael Mayer, Lindstrom, FIXED DJs JDH & Dave P< and Alex English & Rekles. Tickets for this show are on sale now. The flier for this show is below.
Simian Mobile Disco will return to NY for Camp Bisco which goes down in Mariaville, NY from July 12-14. Other artists playing include Amon Tobin, Big Boi, Tycho, Thundercat, Shigeto, Daedelus, Skrillex, Star Slinger, Crystal Castles, and more. Tickets for the fest are on sale.
Speaking of Lindstrom, his most recent album, Six Cups of Rebel was released earlier this year. You can stream that entire album below and download the track, "De Javu," at the top of this post.
And speaking of FIXED, their Kindness-headlined show at Le Poisson Rouge is TONIGHT (5/17). It's the NYC live debut for Kindness, whose solid debut LP, Word, You Need a Change of Mind, was released this year. Tickets for tonight's show are still available.
Album streams, show flier and a list of all dates are below.
Simian Mobile Disco at PS1 in 2011 (more by Erez Avissar)
Simian Mobile Disco will release their next album, Unpatterns, on May 15 via Wichita Recordings. The tracklist and album artwork are below.
The duo will be touring internationally in the next few months before the album's release. That tour includes a few North American shows including a DJ set at the FIXED show happening at Le Poisson Rouge on March 18 which John Talabot unfortunately dropped off of. Talabot's Permanent Vacation labelmate Tensnake is still on the bill, along with FIXED regulars JDH & Dave P. Tickets are still on sale.
All dates, album art and tracklist below...
photos by Erez Avissar
Simian Mobile Disco
Warm Up at MoMA PS1 continued on Saturday (8/6) with Simian Mobile Disco, Omar S, Steve More, Beppe Loda, and Forma. It rained through Simian Mobile Disco's DJ set but a dance party ensued nevertheless.
Warm Up happens again this Saturday (8/13) with Black Dice, His Name is Alive (DJ set), oOoOO, Clams Casino, Ayshay (DJ set), and Water Borders. Meanwhile two of them play Mercury Lounge tonight (8/11).
More pictures from this past Saturday below...
SMD at Williamsburg Waterfront in 2009 (more by Bao Ngyuyen)
Simian Mobile Disco are kicking off an international tour this month which begins with a DJ set on Saturday, August 6 at Warm Up. They'll also DJ a FIXED party later that night (8/6) at Public Assembly with FIXED DJs JDH & Dave P. Tickets for the Public Assembly party are on sale now.
Simian Mobile Disco recently made a mixtape for Feel My Bicep. According to the duo, "This mix is a little bit different to our club sets - mixture of more leftfield early electronics, krautrock, ambient etc..." They've also got a new video for "Gizzard" and a trailer video for their Summer 2011 live show. Check those out along with all dates, FIXED flier, and the full PS1 lineup below...