Entries tagged with: Sun Airway
photos by Dominick Mastrangelo
Sun Airway at Glasslands - 12/7/12
Sun Airway released their most recent album, Soft Fall, this past October via Dead Oceans, around the same time they were touring with M83. Now, two months later, the band finally made their way to NYC for a Glasslands show on Friday (12/7). Most of their set was from the new album, but also included two tracks from their 2010 debut, Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier.
More pictures and the setlist from the show are below.
Los Angeles' punky, poppy Bleached (Jennifer and Jessica Clavin, formerly of Mika Miko) have just signed to Dead Oceans and the label will release the band's debut album sometime next year. The record was produced by Darker My Love's Rob Barbato and Jennifer Clavin told SPIN that the album will be more than more of what we've heard before:
What we really wanted to do was explore. We've been doing this since we were teenagers and we have a certain sound on our last three seven-inches, but we wanted to show some variety. This new record has songs you'll be familiar with, but there are also things that will be a surprise. It's just really fun.Bleached just wrapped up a tour with Japandroids and have a couple shows in California coming up, including one opening for Ty Segall at the El Rey Theatre in L.A. on December 15.
Speaking of Dead Oceans, some of Bleached's new labelmates have shows coming up. A Place to Bury Strangers will play 285 Kent on Saturday (12/1) as part of a Hurricane Sandy relief benefit with Liturgy, Total Slacker and Royal Baths.
Bear in Heaven play Music Hall of Williamsburg on December 5 with Small Black and Eraas. Tickets are still available and part of the proceeds from that show will go to Sandy relief too, as will part of the bar at the afterparty which happens next door at Public Assembly.
And newish Dead Oceans signee Night Beds, who released their first 7" for the label a couple months ago, have a show coming up at Pianos on December 11 with Snowmine and St. Claire. Tickets are still available.
by Bill Pearis
The seventh annual M for Montreal festival happens next week (November 14 - 17) in its namesake Canadian city. Previous years, M4M has featured mainly Montreal (and other parts of Canada) artists, being showcased to a group of "international delgates" (talent buyers, journalists, music supervisors, tour agenents and other industry types) in a tightly controlled set of shows, this year's fest expands its scope with nearly 100 performer at 16 venues, giving it more of an actual festival feel than an industry conference that has music showcases the public could by tickets to.
The line-up is much more global this year as well, with musicians from France, Iceland and, for the first time, the United States playing alongside bands from all over Canada. Artists playing the 2012 edition include Death Grips, Of Monsters and Men, Mac DeMarco, Suuns, Mykki Blanco, Sun Airway, A Place To Bury Strangers, Cadence Weapon, Memoryhouse, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Bleeding Rainbow and Blue Hawaii. Full list of performers is below and daily schedule is here and advance tickets to shows and panel discussions are available.
If you want a taste of Montreal this week in NYC, beyond the snow we're currently experiencing, Montreal rapper Cadence Weapon plays Glasslands on Friday (11/9) with Fat Tony. Tickets are still available. Cadence Weapon tour dates are listed below.
photos by Erik Erikson
M83 @ Hammerstein Ballroom, 10/2/2012
M83's Hurry Up We're Dreaming came out a year ago and its popularity doesn't seem to be waning. Anthony Gonzalez has already brought the M83 live spectacular through the NYC area three times (most recently at Summerstage in August), and last night's show at Hammerstein Ballroom (10/2) was the first of THREE shows in the tri-state area this week with tour mates Sun Airway. Pictures from last night are in this post.
M83 and Sun Airway will play Hammerstein again tonight (10/3) (tickets) and will hit Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ on Thursday (10/4) (tickets). After wrapping up North America at the end of the month, M83 head to Europe for more shows, including at stop at 2012 Pitchfork Paris festival which happens November 1 - 3.
Gonzalez isn't done with Hurry Up We're Dreaming yet on record, either, with "Steve McQueen" being released as a single this week with remixes by Maps, BeatauCue, SALM and Laura Escude.
More pics from last night's show and a list of all remaining dates are below...
DOWNLOAD: Sun Airway - I Need You Close mixtape (WAV)
M83's sold-out Central Park Summerstage show is tonight (8/8) and sure to be quite the A/V spectacle under the stars. If you didn't get tickets, the band have a number of shows this fall, including the just-announced October 4 show at Wellmont Theatre, and two at Hammerstein (10/2-3) before that.
Opener for tonight's show is Big Black Delta who is Los Angeles resident Jonathan Bates, formerly of Mellowdrone if you remember them from the mid-'00s. You can stream a track below plus his remix of M83's "Midnight City." BBD (not to be confused with BV's own BBG) will play two additional NYC shows at Pianos this month on August 9 and August 17 and tickets are still available to both. They also play Brooklyn Bowl on August 11 with St. Lucia and Capital Cities (tickets). All Big Black Delta tour dates are at the bottom of this post.
While on the subject of M83 openers, Sun Airway will be touring with the band this fall, and will be at all three NYC shows in October. All Sun Airway tour dates are listed at the bottom of this post. The band's new album, Soft Fall, is out October 2 (the same date as the first Hammerstein show) via Dead Oceans. You can stream the album's first single, "Close," below. The band just released a new mixtape featuring Boards of Canada, Bowie, Dirty Projectors, The Chemical Brothers and more. You can check out the track list below and stream it, or download it above (warning: it's a half-gig wav file).
Streams and lists of tour dates are below...
M83 at Terminal 5, May 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
M83, who play a sold-out show at Summerstage on Wednesday (8/3) and two sold-out shows at Hammerstein Ballroom in October (10/2, 10/3), have added another NYC-area show: October 4 at the Wellmont Theatre. Sun Airway will open that show and they've also been added to both other Hammerstein shows (and a few other dates as well). Tickets for the newly added show will go on sale Friday, August 10 at noon.
Updated dates are listed below...
Today (9/8/11) is Fashion's Night Out which means tons of free events in stores and late night shopping throughout NYC. We've already mentioned events happening with Real Estate, Memoryhouse, Neon Indian, Andrew WK, Beth Ditto, White Rabbits, Best Coast, and members of MGMT/Chairlift/Violens. There are more.
Drake and Foster the People each make appearances that are sure to draw ridiculous crowds. Tanlines, School of Seven Bells, Sun Airway, Estelle, The Roots, Beach Fossils, Justin Townes Earle and many others also appear at stores tonight (James Murphy DOES NOT). You can browse the FNO website to find stuff, or you can instead check out the handy list we compiled by doing that for you, below....
Fleet Foxes / Zola Jesus
Pitchfork Fest day two (7/16) had a pretty great variety of acts. In addition to newer acts like No Age, Zola Jesus and Twin Shadow, day two made way for a number of more classic artists including the recently reunited Dismemberment Plan, hardcore punk 'supergroup' OFF!, and instrumental hip hop vet DJ Shadow. You might include Destroyer and The Radio Dept. in that group too, who both played day two of the fest.
Fleet Foxes, who also played Pitchfork Festival in 2008, headlined. Catch Fleet Foxes in NYC when their tour with The Walkmen hits Williamsburg Waterfront on September 24. Tickets for this great double bill are still on sale.
DOWNLOAD: Asobi Seksu - Trails (Deerhoof remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Asobi Seksu - Perfectly Crystal (Beach Fossils/Spirit Animal remix) (MP3 premiere)
Shoegazey rockers Asobi Seksu's new album Fluorescence was released via Polyvinyl in February. You'll notice at Polyvinyl's site that the download comes with four bonus tracks, three of which are remixes of the song "Trails", one of which is done by Deerhoof. Download that Deerhoof remix above if you don't already have it. Also grab the Beach Fossils remix version of "Perfectly Crystal" which is making its premiere in this post.
As previously mentioned, Asobi Seksu have a big headlining show coming up at Bowery Ballroom, and that show happens to be TONIGHT (4/7). Openers are Zaza and Consortium Musicum. Consortium Musicum are Greg Saunier of Deerhoof & Sean Lennon.
Asobi also recently announced some May dates with White Lies including a 5/24 show at Antone's in Austin where Asobi recently played SXSW for the fourth time. White Lies have good taste in openers. School of Seven Bells and Sun Airway open their upcoming Terminal 5 show.
And speaking of Beach Fossils, they have their own big show right around the corner. I'm talking about their Friday (4/8) headlining show at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Craft Spells, Crinkles, and "Unannounced Special Guest." Tickets are still on sale.
All Asobi & Beach Bossils tour dates are listed below...
Guided by Voices @ Irving Plaza, New Year's Eve (more by Chris Gersbeck)
"As previously announced, the 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival will be taking place on Friday, July 15th through Sunday, July 17th at Chicago's Union Park! Tickets went on sale on March 4th, and, as predicted, three-day passes sold out in a record time of 24 hours! That said, eager prospective festival goers should fear not, as single-day passes are still available for the totally reasonable price of $45.Guided by Voices are also playing the sold out Sasquatch Fest. Full Pitchfork lineup by day below...
And now, without further ado, the newest additions to the 2011 Pitchfork Festival lineup! Friday will see the addition of Guided By Voices and Neko Case; Saturday's lineup will feature No Age, Gang Gang Dance, G-Side, and Chrissy Murderbot; Sunday's stellar lineup now includes The Fresh & Onlys, Radio Dept., HEALTH, Shabazz Palaces, Baths, How To Dress Well, Kurt Vile, and Twin Sister. Stay tuned for more bands still to be announced in the coming weeks!"
"the 2011 Pitchfork Music Festival will be taking place on Friday, July 15th through Sunday, July 17th! Tickets will officially be on sale today at 12 PM CST, with single-day tickets for $45 and three-day passes for $110! If last year was any indicator, three-day passes will sell out in under a week (last year they sold out in FIVE DAYS!), so be sure to get your tickets ASAP!"The full lineup so far is below...
Lichens at Brooklyn Masonic Temple (more by BBG)
Lichens (aka Robert Lowe) is also playing Union Pool on Feb 27th with Kevin Hufnagel and Bruce Lamont and Cocaine & Abel. $10 gets you in. Hufnagel is currently recording the new Gorguts LP in Canada (!).
Kevin Hufnagel recently played a show with Religious to Damn and Tamaryn who again team up for a show next week at Don Hill's.
Lichens played a show at Glasslands in January with Thank You who return to play Death By Audio tonight with Double Dagger and Dustin Wong.
Dustin Wong (who you should definitely check out) was on the bill when Nightlands played their first-ever show at Glasslands recently. As Bill pointed out, Nightlands play their second-ever NYC show tonight (2/12) at Glasslands with Philly's Sun Airway, Warm Ghost, and Dinowalrus.
Tonight's Ace Hotel show is one of three upcoming NYC Prince Rama dates. You can also find them at Bowery Ballroom on Feb 25th supporting Suckers and at Glasslands on March 2nd when they start their next proper tour.
Prince Rama's labelmate Panda Bear just released a song from his new album.
"What's Going on Saturday?" is on the way. In the meantime, check out This Week in Indie for more shows happening tonight (2/12).
Some video, the Sup flyer and updated Prince Rama tour dates are below.
photos by Ryan Muir
"Honus Honus and Nick Thorburn shared vocal duties, creating a unique blend of sounds. The juxtaposition of their very different vocals is totally to their advantage. That is the same type of thing that makes Wolf Parade work so well. The songs had a lot of energy and bite on stage, and hopefully the energy doesn't get lost on the album. They seemed to be loose and having fun on stage, sipping Makers Mark and joking with the crowd. Cera played a great bass, even if his back was turned away from the crowd most of time. He seemed to shy away from the attention, which one can understand. Even with his celebrity status he was an integral component of the band that fit in well." [WAWSTSF]Speaking of Scott Pilgrim, Michael Cera was in fact playing bass last night for Mister Heavenly at Bowery Ballroom. More pictures from the show, including of the setlist, below...
photos by Ryan Muir
Sun Airway @ Bowery Ballroom - 1/16/2011
Dead Oceans-signed, Philadelphia band Sun Airway opened for Mister Heavenly at Bowery Ballroom in NYC last night (1/17). In March they'll go on tour with Cults (playing shows with both Small Black and Asobi Seksu in the process), but before then they also have shows scheduled in Baltimore, Philly, and at Glasslands in Brooklyn on 2/12 with Nightlands, Warm Ghost & Dinowalrus. Tickets are on sale for that one.
More pictures from the Bowery show and all dates below...
photos by Graeme Flegenheimer
Nick Thorburn & Michael Cera @ Lincoln Hall in Chicago
"Mister Heavenly, the newly formed band of Honus Honus, Joe Plummer, Nick Thorburn, and Michael Cera, took part in Tommorow Never Knows at Lincoln Hall [in Chicago on Friday night]... Mister Heavenly played around an hour, digging up songs nobody has ever heard, playing a few covers, including "Bad Man" by the Oblivians. For it being one of their first shows, it was really tight. A lot of these songs are really strong. The sound was great. The energy was there. They had fun, and it showed. A strong set for a young band of seasoned artists, with Michael Cera tipping up on one leg in his red hat. slapping a pick-less bass. They joked about cheese, told a few beginning to stories about snipers, got shit thrown at them." [Gonzo Chicago]As mentioned, both Mister Heavenly's label (Sub Pop) and the venue they're playing in NYC tonight/Sunday (Bowery Ballroom) told me that Michael Cera would most likely not be there. Now that I know he played with them Friday night at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, I'm having trouble believing he won't be at the NYC show too. And considering Michael's name is not in any of the press materials or in the band's promo pictures, it just seems like some kind of big cover-up to downplay the biggest celebrity in the band which also contains members of Modest Mouse, Man Man and Islands. We'll find out soon enough (update: Bowery has since changed their story).
Tickets are still available for tonight's show. Sun Airway and Little Shalimar open and the show starts around 9pm, so Mister Heavenly will probably go on around 11pm. That gives you enough time to download (or stream) the two songs they're giving away (learn them before the show). Those songs and more pictures from Chicago below...
Yours Tru.ly recently debuted a new video of Sun Airway performing "Oh, Naoko." Check that out below, and grab the studio version of the song, along with "Put the Days Away," above. Both tracks appear on the Philly band's Dead Oceans debut, Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier, which was released in October, just after CMJ which is when Sun Airway played the Jagjaguwar/Secretly Canadian/Dead Oceans showcase at Pianos with Lia Ices who they share a bill again with tonight, 12/14, at Mercury Lounge. Tickets are still available.
All two of their upcoming dates, and that video below...
photos by Chris Doss
Bear in Heaven @ MHOW
"Sure, we're all sick of bands with the word "bear" in their names (to the point, that I'm actually sick of jokes about how many bands there are with "bear" in their name).It's on Tuscon!
Bear in Heaven double up on annoying indie band trends by being from Brooklyn as well, but while it would be easy to dismiss them as a poorly named hipster band, they're actually a solid vaguely Krautrock sounding indie act worth seeing." [Tuscon Weekly]
NYC Taper taped Bear in Heaven. Download it there. Setlist reposted below.
Btw, Bear in Heaven don't have any other North American dates scheduled at the moment, but they will be DJing that previously mentioned Liturgy show at Glasslands on December 9th. Delicate Steve is also on the bill.
Twin Shadow has this coming up:
Twin Shadow's video for "Castles In The Snow", with some more pictures from Music Hall of Williamsburg (Chris's camera broke at the show, so no pics of Twin Shadow and just a few of the other bands), below...
today in NYC
* Mixashawn @ The Stone
* Sam Amidon @ The Kitchen
* EPMD, D-Money @ Knitting Factory
* Kate Nash, Peggy Sue @ Terminal 5
* Amy Ray, Mount Moriah @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Wiz Khalifa, Big K.R.I.T. @ Starland Ballroom
* DAM, DJ Spooky, Tamar-kali, DJ Oja @ Southpaw
* Brooke Fraser, Sam Bradley @ Highline Ballroom
* The Naked and Famous, Tony Castles @ Mercury Lounge
* Darlings, Tough Knuckles, Sweet Bulbs, Y/Y @ Bruar Falls
* Tame Impala, Stardeath & White Dwarfs, Kuroma @ Bowery Ballroom
* Jeffrey Foucault, Kris Delmhorst, Andy Friedman @ The Bell House
* Bear In Heaven, Twin Shadow, Sun Airway @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* You Can Be A Wesley, The Toothaches, Pieces, Honey Dos @ Silent Barn
* Zoos Of Berlin, Steel Phantoms, Pat Jordache, Jimmy Ohio @ Cake Shop
* Light Pollution, Acrylics, Blood Orange, Unsolved Mysteries @ Glasslands
* Cannibal Corpse, Dying Fetus, Vital Remains, Devourment @ Santos Party House
* Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber, MK Groove Orchestra, Dope Sagittarius @ Coco 66
* Philippe Petit, Post Abortion Stress, Crash Course in Science @ Issue Project Room
* The Beets, Total Slacker, The Babies, Eternal Summers, Night Manager @ former West Nile space
* Jonathan Kane's February, Colin Langenus Orchestra, (From) The Sky, Interruptus @ The Showpaper 42nd Street Gallery
Cornershop was supoosed to play Irving Plaza tonight.
Ani DiFranco was supposed to play Town Hall tonight and tomorrow, but the shows have been "Canceled due to Illness."
Sun Airway opens for Bear in Heaven at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight. Check out their video for "Put the Days Away" below...
photos by Chris La Putt
Blood Red Shoes @ MHOW
After Chris left the BV Loft Party all the way back on Friday, October 22nd, he headed over to Music Hall of Williamsburg for the Blue Flowers-presented CMJ showcase for a lineup of mostly UK bands including Chapel Club, Everything Everything, and Blood Red Shoes (who toured North America with Sky Larkin in October). Pictures from that show are in this post.
The occasion (to post these belated pics)? SXSW has already announced an initial lineup of bands playing in Austin from March 16-20, 2011, and Chapel Club is on that list (and I wouldn't be surprised of the other 2 mentioned bands end up coming too). Also on the list: Lia Ices, Braids, Asobi Seksu, Wye Oak, Suuns, Sun Airway, A Place to Bury Strangers and more. Full list under the rest of the MHOW pictures, below...
Oh Land @ Rebel NYC (more by David Andrako)
You've been following the CMJ adventures of multiple BV contributors for two weeks now, including the day by day reviews from Rachel Kowal. Before too much more time passes, here is the conclusion of Rachel's week (with the end of day four and all of day five), and assorted pictures from four other shows all rolled into one big post. Check it all out, below....
I am super bummed to report that UK band Yuck have cancelled their planned trip to the United States due to "personal reasons". They were set to play four shows (all still listed at their MySpace). One was in Philly, one was in Boston, one was the the PopGun party at Glasslands, and one was the official BrooklynVegan CMJ showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg happening Thursday, October 21st.
Music Hall of Williamsburg, October 21, 2010It was especially nice of Suuns since it now means they are playing two official CMJ showcases in one night. They're also part of the Jagjaguwar/Secretly Canadian/Dead Oceans show happening at Pianos that night:
* The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
* The Blow
* Screaming Females
* Young Man
Pianos, October 21, 2010Might as well mention that S. Carey is playing a BrooklynVegan show too, Saturday (10/23) during the day at Public Assembly (full lineup TBA). Might as well also mention that Small Black are playing Shea Stadium in Brooklyn on October 15th (Friday) with We Are All Romans and "VERY Special Guests". All Small Black dates below.
* SMALL BLACK 12:45AM
* SUUNS 11:45PM
* SUN AIRWAY 10:45PM
* LIA ICES 9:45PM
* S. CAREY 8:45PM
Meanwhile, Suuns (grab some MP3s above) are still out on tour with Land of Talk, though only for two more Texas shows before CMJ, but then they'll resume touring with Land of Talk after CMJ, and that's when they are back to play Bowery Ballroom on November 6th. They have also added a NYC show that takes place after their tour, at Glasslands Gallery on November 14th with BELL, Emil & Friends, and New Moods. The Glasslands show is New Moods' 7" release party, and New Moods have some shows sooner, including CMJ, too (listed below).
All dates and Suuns' new-ish video for "Up Past The Nursery" below...
Matthew Dear @ MHOW in 2008 (more by Bao Nguyen)
As mentioned, Pitchfork will be hosting three days of shows at Brooklyn Bowl during, but-it-looks-like/probably completely unaffiliated with, CMJ this year (Thursday/Friday/Saturday CMJ week). "Brooklyn Bowl is located at 61 Wythe Avenue between N. 11th and N. 12th streets. The festival starts at 2 p.m. each day, with doors opening at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10, both in advance and day of the show." They're calling it the #OFFLINE Festival.
Based on the lineups and start time, it looks like each #OFFLINE day will be about a 12 hour show. No set times yet though, but the full lineups and ticket links are below...
Matthew Dear is one of the biggest names on the list (he plays Saturday), and it will be one of three CMJ week shows for Matthew. His first is Friday night at Webster Hall with Jamaica and Dominique Young Unique. His third is later on Saturday at Public Assembly for the FIXED/Making Time Party with Matthew Dear, Crocodiles, Holy Ghost!, Javelin, Gold Panda, Jamaica, and Kisses.
The FIXED/Making Time party starts after the BrooklynVegan party which is also happening at Public Assembly that same day. Just to be clear:
SATURDAY OCTOBER 23RD
* BrooklynVegan @ Public Assembly 12-6pm (free - more details TBA)
* FIXED/Making Time @ Public Assembly 9pm-late (tickets)
* Pitchfork @ Brooklyn Bowl 2pm-late (tickets)
* BrooklynVegan metal @ Union Pool 7pm-late ($5.00 or CMJ badge at the door)
We (BrooklynVegan) will also be at Public Assembly all day on Friday, October 22nd (details TBA), and at Music Hall of Williamsburg on the Thursday night.
All Matthew Dear tour dates (many of which we previously posted including a November show at MHoW), and the Pitchfork #OFFLINE Fest info, below...
DOWNLOAD: Sun Airway - "Put the Days Away" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Bear in Heaven - Ultimate Satisfaction (The Field Remix) (MP3)
Bear In Heaven at Seaport in July (more by Chris La Putt)
Bear in Heaven are in remix heaven. The band employed some killer folks to contibute to a remix LP of the tunes of their 2009 LP Beast Rest Forth Mouth. Justin Broadrick, The Field, High Places, Twin Shadow and others all lend their talents to the project which is currently being packaged for sale with the original release digitally. Get yourself a copy. Field remix above. Full tracklist below.
Meanwhile, Bear in Heaven are prepping to hit the road with Sun Airway, meeting up with one of the culprits from the remix LP, Twin Shadow, for four dates that will include Music Hall of Williamsburg on 11/19. Tickets are still on sale.
Three of Bear in Heaven's dates are with Cloudland Canyon, who played Union Pool last night, and who play a free in-store at Permanent Records in Brooklyn today (9/17).
Philadelphia's Sun Airway's debut album, Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier, is due via Dead Oceans on October 26th. Dig on "Put The Days Away" available for download above (grab a 2nd track in a previous post). The band employs tons of visuals in their live show, which come off as videos when watched on their own.
Some of those videos, all dates, and more below...
DOWNLOAD: Here We Go Magic - Casual (Sun Airway Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Sun Airway - Oh, Naoko (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Here We Go Magic - Terminally Chill (Neon Indian Cover) (MP3)
Here We Go Magic have announced an October 13th headling show at Bowery Ballroom with The Love Language (tickets on sale Friday at noon).
The above downloadable HWGM remix was done by Philadelphia's Sun Airway whose album Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier will be released by Dead Oceans on October 26th (that makes Sun Airway and HWGM label cousins). A track from that album is up there too.
Sun Airway open for BRAHMS and Class Actress at Mercury Lounge on Thursday, August 19th. Tickets are on sale.
HWGM's last NYC show was an 826NYC benefit at Coco66 with Chuck Klosterman. The next show in that "one band + one author" series happens this Thursday night, August 19th, and features a full electric set by Phosphorescent (who are now label-mates with Sun Airway). The author speaking at that show is Sloane Crosley. Tickets are on sale.
All dates below...