Entries tagged with: Steve Moore
by Ian Chainey
Wolves in the Throne Room in Los Angeles, 2012 (more by Adam Murray)
Olympia, Washington-located Cascadian black metal band Wolves in the Throne Room have scheduled a new release and revealed the running order for their next transmission, Celestite. July 8 is the date for the vocal/drum-less record, billed as a companion to 2011's Celestial Lineage. Indeed, as Wolves in the Throne Room teased in January, Celestite will explore the melodies and harmonies of previous material sans their distinctive wall of black metal. Per brothers and core members Aaron and Nathan Weaver:
There are no drums and no vocals. Rather, deep, heavy crystalline synthesizer journeying, Eno-inspired analog processing and arcane acoustic instrumentation expand upon dimensions folded within the universe of Celestial Lineage.Started in 2002, Wolves in the Throne Room's rise to unexpected prominence can be traced to their 2005 Demo which beget their lauded 2006 LP debut, Diadem of 12 Stars. The relentless, Weakling-esque builds of hypnotic tremolo and atmospheric releases catapulted the group, and like-minded regional purveyors, to the forefront of USBM; something which hasn't always endeared them to metal's underground. If Celestite reaches LP lengths, it would be the outfit's fifth. Their last release -- for Southern Lord Records, their home since 2007 -- was a 2013 EP collecting two songs from a 2011 BBC session.
So, Brian Eno-inspired analog processing, huh? If so, they picked the right producer. Celestial Lineage knob twiddler Randall Dunn returns to help out on Celestite. Dunn has worked with Kayo Dot, Earth, and Boris, along with maintaining a spot in the drone collective Master Musicians of Bukkake. Celestite sessions also reportedly featured Sunn O))) collaborator Steve Moore (not Zombi) as part of a brass ensemble.
There we go: black metal is getting its Ambient 1: Music for Airports. (That airport? Constant delays, too many blizzards.) Check out track listing and the tour dates for Wolves in the Throne Room's July jaunt through the West Coast below. In addition, we'll toss in "Rainbow Illness," an instrumental cut from Celestial Lineage to get you prepped.
by Andrew Sacher
Marissa Nadler at Elliott Smith tribute (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Dream folk singer Marissa Nadler is on a roll lately, having released her self-titled album in 2011, followed by 2012's The Sister, and now she's got another LP, July, coming out on February 4 in the US. After releasing her last two albums on her own Box of Cedar Records, for this one she's signed to Brooklyn goth/punk/etc label Sacred Bones. Earlier this year, she sang on "Villain" (stream below) off the new Case Studies album (out now on Sacred Bones), and in late 2012 she opened for Sacred Bones recording artists Jozef Van Wissem and Jim Jarmusch in NYC. The album comes out a week later (2/10) via Bella Union in the UK.
She recorded the album with producer Randall Dunn, who has worked with multiple (mostly post-metal, drone, psychedelic) artists including Wolves in the Throne Room, Sunn O))), Earth, Jesse Sykes, and more. It also features strings by Eyvind Kang (who has worked with Blonde Redhead, The Decemberists, Sunn O))), Laura Veirs & more), synths by Steve Moore (not Zombi Steve Moore, but another Sunn O))) and Laura Veirs collaborator), and guitar by Phil Wandscher (Whiskeytown, Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter).
The first single from July is "Dead City Emily," a track as haunting and delicate as any of her best tracks to date. You can stream that one, along with the new album's tracklist, below.
Marissa was recently in NYC for the Elliott Smith tribute at Glasslands, and she'll be returning for a free in-store at the new Williamsburg record store/venue Rough Trade NYC on Saturday, November 30. It's a day show, starting at 1 PM.
Marissa also contributed to likeminded folk singer Emily Jane White's new album, Blood Lines, which comes out November 19 via Important. Marissa sings on the track "Faster Than the Devil," which you can stream, along with another album cut, "Keeley," below.
All song streams and LP tracklist below...
Lower Dens @ Chicago's the Riv, 10/1/2012 (more by Grant McAllister)
Baltimore's Lower Dens went into new, motorik directions on their second album, Nootropics so it makes sense that tracks from the record might work well in the remix world. Hence, the Nootropics Remixed EP which takes three cuts off the album and puts them into the hands of Trentemøller, Cex, and Steve Moore. You can stream Trentemøller's excellent recrafting of Nootropics standout cut "Brains" below. You can buy it directly from Ribbon Music, and if you buy any Lower Dens title, you'll get Nootropics Remixed for free.
Meanwhile, Lower Dens shared with us their picks for Best of 2012. All four current members contributed lists and none of them were straight LP lists, mixing media with inclusions for live shows, books, food, film and ephemera. Check them out below, along with that "Brains" remix.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
There are very few things in this world that you can count on. For me, one of those chosen few is that Pittsburgh duo Zombi and it's individual members will make an interesting record.
A.E. Paterra's project known as Majeure is prepping a second outing with Solar Maximum, the new LP due via Temporary Residence Limited on October 16. Though the palette has expanded since the last go-around, the primary colors remain the same: sprawling synth-heavy epics that play like a long-lost John Carpenter or Vangelis sci-fi/action soundtrack from the early '80s. Check out the title track "Solar Maximum" and "Extreme Northern Lights," the latter of which makes it's debut here. Stream both below.
Meanwhile, Maserati releases their new LP VII today (10/2) via Temporary Residence Limited, and you can stream that in its entirety, along with both new new Majeure tracks below.
DOWNLOAD: Majeure - "Atlantis Purge" (MP3 EXCERPT)
The best thing about Zombi? When they aren't cranking out killer releases like last year's BV favorite Escape Velocity then the duo is splitting apart to make interesting music on their own. In this case, they are doing BOTH; Steve Moore and Majeure have combined forces on a split 12" for TRL.
Brainstorm is due on Feb 7th and features five total tracks, four of which belong to Steve Moore with the remaining 20-minute-opus on the flip belonging to Majeure (aka AE Paterra). Download a snippet of the Majeure track "Atlantis Purge" (which sounds like a John Carpenter composition or an outtake from Vangelis's iconic score from Blade Runner) above and stream "Enhanced Humanoid" by Steve Moore below. Preorder your copy in different colorways at TRL.
All streams and the album info is below.
DOWNLOAD: Washed Out - Eyes Be Closed (Steve Moore Galaxy-Class Remix) (MP3)
Steve Moore (of Zombi/Titan) (not to be confused with Zomby) will team with Jesse Reiner (Jonas Reinhardt) for a "live electronic improv set" at Silent Barn TONIGHT (7/15). The duo will be joined by support from Long Distance Poison, Lussuria, ODO (Mark Dwinell of Forma), Andy & Zeus. DJ Jah Fe Ryan (Excepter) is on the 1s and 2s. $7 will get you into the all ages event.
Steve Moore, who also plays PS1's Warm Up on August 6th, has been steadily producing remixes of bands like Washed Out, Voivod, and Melvins. Check out those impressive remixes, some of which he did under his alter-ego Lovelock, below. There are two different remixes he did of Washed Out song "Eyes Be Closed", one of which you can also download above.
Washed Out headlined Bowery Ballroom the other night.
Steve Moore's band Zombi released the awesome Escape Velocity earlier this year on Relapse Records. Highly recommended.
crowd @ Warm Up 2010 (more by Zach Dilgard)
The full schedule for MoMa's 20l1 'Warm Up' season at PS1 has since been announced. The dance parties happen at the Long Island City location every Saturday from July 2 through September 3 from 2 PM to 9 PM. Admission is $15 and includes access to all exhibitions and 'Warm Up.' Check out the full lineup below.
Other days feature Delicate Steve, Odd Future DJ Syd tha Kyd, Black Dice, Juan Maclean, Blood Orange, Solange, Grimes, Tanlines, Sun Araw and many other DJs, producers and and bands. Das Racist, Simian Mobile Disco, Ford & Lopatin, Gang Gang Dance and a few other groups are performing DJ sets.
More info and the full schedule below...
photos by Chris Doss, words by BBG
DOWNLOAD: Maserati - "We Got the System to Fight the System" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Maserati - "Pyramid Of The Moon" (MP3 EDIT)
Though Jerry Fuchs is gone (but not forgotten), Maserati have soldiered on by adding all of Zombi (Steve Moore and Anthony Paterra) into the fold. Steve Moore (as a solo artist) also supported the great Maserati at Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday night, 11/13, as did the incredible Psychic Paramount. The same three bands play The Middle East in Boston tonight (11/15).
Maserati recently dropped their new LP Pyramid of the Sun via Temporary Residence Limited. The LP features some of the last recordings of Jerry Fuchs behind the kit and is out NOW. Two samples can be downloaded above. If you are on the East Coast, make sure and catch Maserati on tour NOW (Parlour becomes their opener starting Tuesday).
After the Maserati show, Brooklyn groups Midnight Magic & Punches performed at the dance party that took over the club/bowling alley after midnight. Chris stuck around for that too, so you've got pictures from both Saturday night Brooklyn Bowl shows in this post. More of them below...
DOWNLOAD: Maserati - "We Got the System to Fight the System" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Maserati - "Pyramid Of The Moon" (MP3 EDIT)
Maserati have announced a string of US dates in anticipation of Pyramid of the Sun, the band's new LP due on 11/9 via Temporary Residence Limited. The tour, the first since the untimely death of Jerry Fuchs, will feature AE Paterra of Zombi behind the kit and will hit Brooklyn Bowl on 11/13 with The Psychic Paramount and Steve Moore (who also contributed to the LP). No tickets yet, but they should be on sale soon.
Maserati recently dropped another new MP3 from the upcoming LP via Pitchfork. Check that out above and dig on tour dates below...
photos by Lori Baily
An excellent show! Silver Apples was just Simeon with oscillators and synths and beats and it was incredible. -justinpaszul
Silver Apples: chillwave originators??!? -WIZARDISHUNGRY:
Oneida jamming with Silver Apples. Lower East Side is ready for liftoff. -MaxBurke
Silver Apples @ Abrons Arts Center
It's not every day you have the opportunity to step into the 5th dimension (and hitting up one of those smokey Chinatown mall raves that are all the rage lately doesn't count.) However, if you happened to find yourself at Brooklyn's Coco66 last night to see electronic-psych pioneers the SILVER APPLES, chances are you felt like you were visiting the other side...That's a review of Silver Apples' show on Sunday, May 16th at Coco66. It was one of two shows for the legendary project, the other being a Friday, May 14th gig as part of the Joshua Light Show Fest at Abrons Arts Center. At that show he shared a bill (and stage for a few songs) with BK psych-rockers Oneida. Behind them, Joshua Light Show projected trippy visuals, which you can see for yourself in the pictures and videos below.
Before a fawning and awe-inspired crowd, esteemed godfather of experimental electronics and surviving member of legendary psych duo Silver Apples, Simeon Coxe III greeted us with waves and smiles. And then came the oscillations we had all been waiting for! Promptly making the magic happen on his historic, eponymously named, personally devised synthesizer, The Simeon, Coxe performed a handful of Silver Apples/Contact-era favorites ("A Pox on You," "Seagreen Serenades," "Oscillations"), as well as a healthy dose of newer, nerve-perking vibrations. Transcendental, dance-inducing, and euphoric, last night's mystical Silver Apples set truly had us seeing stars. [Opening Ceremony]
Pictures and video below...
Joshua Light Show behind Yo La Tengo @ Roseland Ballroom last September
The iconic Joshua Light Show, led by multimedia artist Josh White, remains one of the most visible proponents of the psychedelic lightshow discipline popularized in the 1960s as a means to enliven the experience of live music -- an experimental cinematic medium that is also essential to the visual culture of rock. Artist and curator Nick Hallett has selected four evenings of incredible musical artists, including Silver Apples aka Simeon Coxe (who performed with the original Joshua Light Show at Bill Graham's Fillmore East on a bill with no less than The Fugs and Norman Mailer) and pioneering English electronic musician Sonic Boom and his band Spectrum, sharing an evening with Dean & Britta. Younger talent, culled mainly from Brooklyn's ultravivid music scene, rounds out this mini-festival, focusing on visionary, visual music.Besides those bands, the four-night mini-fest at Abrons Art Center, which runs May 12th-May 15th includes MV+EE on a bill with Woods, Oneida with the aforementioned Silver Apples, and itsnotyouitsme with Steve Moore.
Tickets to all four shows are on sale.
A video of Joshua Light show at work and the schedule are below...
Pittsburgh instrumental duo Zombi, not to be confused with Zomby, return to NYC with Steve Moore's other project, Titan, and Bassoon to play Europa on 3/11. Tickets are on sale. It's one of two shows the band has lined up, with the other in Philadelphia at Johnny Brenda's set for 3/12.
by Black Bubblegum
DOWNLOAD: Maserati - "Join Us, Mystic Sister / No More Sage" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Zombi - "Spirit Animal" (MP3 Snippet)
DOWNLOAD: Mono - "Ashes In The Snow" (MP3)
Zombi (photo by Shawn Brackbill)
Zombi is a space rock duo from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, consisting of Steve Moore on bass and synthesizers and Anthony Paterra on drums. The group makes use of looping to create multi-layered compositions. They have toured with Don Caballero, Isis, Orthrelm, The Psychic Paramount, Daughters, Red Sparowes, These Arms Are Snakes and Trans Am.Zombi does not f around. The proggy duo have scheduled THREE releases for the month of February... read 'em and weep Axl Rose.
First up is Spirit Animal, Zombi's poppin' fresh LP due on Feb 3rd via Relapse Records. The band is currently streaming snippets of a pair of tracks at their myspace and made one of those snippets available for download here... check out "Spirit Animal" above.
Finally, Zombi have paired up with Maserati to release a split LP on Temporary Residence Limited, due in, you guessed it, February. The kind folks at TRL have made one of those Maserati tracks (and an intro) available for download. Check out "Join Us, Mystic Sister / No More Sages" above. Maserati will be embarking on a short East Coast tour, hitting Le Poisson Rouge along the way on March 10th. Tickets are on sale.
While we are on the Temporary Residence Limited tip, labelmates MONO have dropped of an MP3 from their upcoming LP Hymn to the Immortal Wind check it out above. Tickets are still available for their 10th anniversary show at The Society For Ethical Culture with a 23-piece orchestra.
And that's not all for Steve Moore... the Zombi multi-instrumentalist wears many faces, a few of which will be showcased in the coming weeks. Look for a solo Steve Moore to hit Connolly's with Future Islands and Anamanaguchi on Jan 16th, and then again at Cake Shop with Jonas Reinhardt and ARP on Jan 30. He's also in Titan (who have no shows scheduled at the moment) and Lovelock who play Jan 23rd with College, Anoraak, and Russ Chimes as part of the Valerie party at Webster Hall.
All Maserati, Steve Moore, College, and Anoraak dates (none for Zombi yet), below...