Entries tagged with: Teen Daze
by Bill Pearis
British Columbia's Teen Daze has come along way since the chillwave days of so long ago (2010). His new album, Morning World (his first in three years), was made with producer John Vanderslice in less than two weeks with nary a synthesizer in earshot. Still blissful, but definitely a different approach. You can stream a couple songs, and the whole album via Rdio, below.
Teen Daze will be on tour this fall with Heavenly Beat, including a stop at Brooklyn's Baby's All Right on October 9 with Mister Lies on the bill as well. Tickets are on sale now.
All tour dates are listed below.
by Bill Pearis
Having tested out new material over the last year, Kingston, ON duo PS I Love You will release their new album, For Those Who Stay, on July 22 via Paper Bag. The album's title-track is a sprawling, groovy, near-seven-minute jam that goes into '70s glitter territory a couple times. You can stream the original and Teen Daze's terrific remix below.
PS I Love You will be on tour in August, playing NYC at Rough Trade on 8/23. Tickets are not on sale yet, but will be soon via Ticketmaster. All dates are listed, along with streams, below.
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
Questlove, Dan Deacon, How To Dress Well, Jeremy Ellis, Sonnymoon @ BAM
Questlove, Dan Deacon, Jeremy Ellis, How To Dress Well, Sonnymoon and more are performing at this "freely-associative and impressionistic musical homage to pioneers in the electronic music scene between 1948 and 1979."
Ultra Bide, Paint Fumes, White Collar Crim @ Cake Shop
Long-running Japanese punks are back in action with their first new album in over a decade -- out now on Alternative Tentacles -- and they're on their first North American tour in 15 years, which already hit NYC once earlier this month, and is back tonight.
Teen Daze, Drop Electric, Camp Counselors @ Glasslands
They may not call it chillwave anymore, but Teen Daze (aka Canadian Matt Halverson) is still dropping the hazy, ethereal electronics on his actually quite nice new album, Glacier, which you can stream below.
Disma, Weed Is Weed, Godstopper, Imperial Triumphant, Yoshiko Ohara @ Acheron
Death metal supergroup Disma headline this show, which also includes black metal psychopaths Imperial Triumphant, Maryland's Weed Is Weed, Toronto's underrated Godstopper, and Bloody Panda frontwoman Yoshiko Ohara.
Hercules and Love Affair, The Crystal Ark @ Gramercy Theatre
Organizers of this Halloween-themed party are promising to "transform Gramercy Theatre into a garden of Extra-sensory audiovisual terror and earthly delights. All Hallows Festival will feature multiple floors, spectral light-shows, a theater of the damned, fully stocked bars, a 3 AM costume contest and mystical haunted environments." Plus disco jams from H&LA and The Crystal Ark.
The Black Dahlia Murder, Skeletonwitch, Fallujah, Noisem @ Knitting Factory
The Black Dahlia Murder are back on the road again, and they've got some excellent younger bands supporting them, including party-metallers Skeletonwitch and young death/thrash rippers Noisem.
Sworn Enemy, Dehumanized, Alekhine's Gun, Leech, Thorn Constellation @ Saint Vitus
'90s-era NY metallic hardcore stalwarts Sworn Enemy headline this show, which also includes Dehumanized, Alekhine's Gun, Leech, and Thorn Constellation.
JD Samson & MEN, Beverly @ Union Pool
Kathleen Hanna's band The Julie Ruin just played a sold-out show at MHOW last night, and tonight her former Le Tigre bandmate JD Samson's dancepunk band MEN play their own sold-out show at Union Pool. Opening is Beverly, who count Frankie Rose as a member.
Death by Audio Annual Yard Sale
Says the DBA folks: "he denizens of Death by Audio have been collecting items all year, it is your turn to take them off our hands. we will have all kinds of stuff, all proceeds go to improvements on the space and everything will be cheapo! come support us! winter is coming." Noon to 6 PM.
Black Crowes, Blind Boys of Alabama @ Terminal 5
This is the second of four nights at T5 for Black Crowes, and tonight's notable openers are the legendary Blind Boys of Alabama.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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Ambient artist Heathered Pearls (aka Jakub Alexander) released his lush, transportive album, Loyal, last year via Ghostly International. Alexander has now handed that album over to a host of other talented folks -- Teen Daze, Solar Year, Nitemoves and more -- for a remix album, Loyal Reworks, which is out September 10. We've got the premiere of the very dreamy "Foxes In Fiction Tape Remix" of "The Worship Bell," which leads the album, and you can stream it in this post.
As mentioned, Heathered Pearls will be opening for Beacon and Shigeto in NYC this weekend on Saturday (8/31) at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets are still available but if you wan't to go for free, we have a pair to give away. Details are below.
Check out the Foxes in Fiction remix -- and the tracklist for the whole LP -- below.
Orlando producer XXYYXX (aka Marcel Everett) has dropped a number of releases and remixes over the past couple years, pulling from ambience, downtempo, and dubstep. Those releases include his 2012 self titled album, which you can stream below or download at bandcamp (name your price).
XXYYXX will be heading out on a tour with Teen Daze (who will be DJing at the shows) of the US and Mexico this February and March, before heading to Austin for SXSW. That tour includes the previously discussed NYC show on February 21 at 285 Kent, which is now sold out, but XXYYXX has added a late show happening at the venue that same night. Tickets for the newly added show are on sale now. An updated list of dates and the tour flyer are below.
XXYYXX was also just interviewed by Human Serviette Nardwuar, who, in typical Nardwuar fashion, bombarded him with questions about Marcel's obscure past projects (including a hardcore band!) and gifted him with vinyl of artists he has sampled in his songs. You can watch that video, along with the list of tour dates and song streams, below.
The Queers are going on tour with fellow Ramones worshippers Teenage Bottlerocket and Masked Intruder which hits NYC on March 2 at Santos Party House. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.
'90s alt-lite faves Sixpence None the Richer play Knitting Factory on February 6. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Toots & the Maytals are playing with Galactic and Nigel Hall Band at Terminal 5 on April 13. Tickets for that show go on AmEx/Ticketmaster presale today at noon with a general on-sale starting Friday (1/11) at noon.
Hirsute Pursuit (mem of Thee Majesty) will team with the ever controversial Boyd Rice/NON as part of a show at Europa on January 24th. Support will come from Cult of Youth and House of Blondes. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Celtic punks The Tossers are playing Mercury Lounge on March 8 with Continental. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general on-sale starting Friday (1/11) at noon.
All Queers, Teenage Bottlerocket, Masked Intruder dates are listed below...
"Here's a riddle: Grimes + LDR = the #1 and #2 most-blogged artists of 2012. Grimes LP on tons of year-end blogger lists. Why not LDR?" - Dev Sherlock
Hype Machine, which compiles data from countless music blogs, posted the Top 50 Most Blogged About Artists, complete with pretty pictures (like the one of the #1 artist above), and ways to listen to those artists. Head to their site for the full list, but you can check out the top 10 below...
Delicate Steve at 4Knots Festival 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
Popgun Booking is turning four years old and they're celebrating with an anniversary party at their homebase of Glasslands on Saturday (9/29) featuring performances by 8-bit partiers Anamanaguchi and instrumental wonderkind Delicate Steve and DJ sets by True Womanhood and Friendly Ghost. (They also list Mitt Romney as DJing which is probably a joke, but his schedule is open that day.) The show is FREE but you do need to RSVP.
Delicate Steve, who spent most of the summer touring his new album, will be here for CMJ too. He's playing a just-announced My Social List showcase at the Martin Room in Webster Hall on October 16 with Teen Daze, Dent May, Heavenly Beat, Mac Demarco, Bleeding Rainbow, The Young Evils and Grand Resort. Tickets are on sale now.
Anamanaguchi, meanwhile, will be touring in October and November with Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin being the trek's midpoint. All tour dates, as well as a flyer for the Popgun Anniversary party, are below.
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Teen Daze - New Life (MP3)
Teen Daze (aka Fraser Valley, BC resident who goes simply by Jamison) will release his second album, The Inner Mansions, on November 6 via Lefse Records. In these post chillwave times, the record still evokes those hazy warm vibes, though drifts a little more towards Boards of Canada somnambulism than the warped cassette sounds of three years ago. It is indeed a nice record to chill out to. You can download the album's opening track, "New Life," at the top of this post and stream Teen Daze's collaboration with Frankie Rose, "Union," below.
Teen Daze will be down from Canada, visiting NYC for CMJ and dates include the Lefse Records showcase at Pianos on October 16 and the previously-mentioned Force Field showcase at Glasslands on October 18 with Dent May and more TBA. Expect more CMJ shows to pop up as we get closer to the fest. All tour dates are listed below, along with the "Union" song stream.
Merchandise at Mousetrap in Chicago, April 2012 (more by Jimmy Farabi)
You may have noticed the announcements of CMJ artists trickling out as of late (like Sub Pop's lineup), but now comes the official word from the fest on another batch of bands. Highilights include AraabMUZIK, UK acts Savages and Everything Eveything, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Cities Aviv, Ken Mode (playing with Pig Destroyer), Daughn Gibson (playing with Pissed Jeans), Local H, Slug Guts, Dune Rats, Royal Canoe, and Sleepies among many many others. A full listing of the second round of CMJ artists is below.
One of said surprises is Merchandise, who plays NYC tonight at WIERD (9/12). The show is first of THREE NYC dates for the band, who will also play 538 Johnson tomorrow (9/13) before hitting Saint Vitus on Friday (9/14, tickets).
A list of the second round of CMJ artists is below, along with updated Merchandise dates and a recent video.
by Bill Pearis
Seattle's Beat Connection are back with a new album, The Palace Garden, which will be out June 19 on Moshi Moshi/That Tender Age. Still dancing in the balaeric realm, the new album is a little less hazy than it's predecessor -- you can stream two tracks below as well as check out the LP's cover art and full track list.
The group, who have expanded from a duo to a four-piece, are going on tour to support the new album, stopping in NYC on July 5 at Knitting Factory with White Arrows, Teen Daze and Rioux. Tickets for that show are on sale. All upcoming dates are listed below.
The 2012 edition of Calgary, Alberta festival Sled Island is set to take place from June 20-23 at venues throughout the city. This year includes over 200 bands performing at 30 venues plus a large comedy schedule, film screenings, and art shows.
Sled Island 2012 will once again use outdoor venue Olympic Plaza as its main stage, featuring performances by Feist, The Hold Steady, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, The Dudes, Shabazz Palaces, Parlovr, and others.
Acts including Russian Circles, Hot Snakes, The Antlers, Boris, Thurston Moore, Willis Earl Beal, Trust, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Terry Malts, Neil Hamburger, How To Dress Well, The Evaporators (aka Nardwuar's band), DJ Jonathan Toubin, Hannibal Buress, Andrew W.K., Tim Heidecker, Archers of Loaf, and many more will be performing at various bars and venues. Check out the full lineup at the bottom of this post.
Full lineup and 2012 festival trailer below...
by Bill Pearis
Thursday, we're in the thick of it now and maybe some of us are already frazzled. Which might explain why this picks post is shorter than yesterday's. Also, we're starting to see a lot of the same bands, so see this as a reminder as to what's happening where. This isn't comprehensive, just what I personally recommend. I've tried to include set times at the bottom of this post for all parties mentioned.
Hopefully you're going to stop by the BV Day Party at Kniting Factory which has Yellow Ostrich, Still Corners, Hundred Visions, Forest Fire, BOBBY, Main Attrakionz and the just added We Were Promised Jetpacks. Yellow Ostrich kicks things off at 12:30, hope you can make it down. There's free PBR & HobNob Wine too for those over 21.
You can make a day of it in Williamsburg, and we wouldn't grudge you for venue hopping. Public Assembly's got the Pop Montreal party today, with Miracle Fortress, Pat Jordache, Teen Daze, Tops, Tonstartssbandht, and Touchy Mob... plus food courtesy Mile End. Maybe some Montreal-style bagels?
Over at Bruar Falls it's the Camper's Rule Records party, with Radical Dads (if you're from out of town, one of my favorite new local bands), plus Fort Lean, Backords, Beat People, Easter Vomit, Yanqui, and Moonmen On the Moon, Man. Plus, you're running out of chances to hang out at Bruar Falls... it closes at the end of the month.
And at The Woods, there's a cool afternoon/early-evening party being thrown by the folks at all-girl-drummer zine Tom Tom, with a great line-up of bands that, yes, all feature ladies behind the kit. There's Baybee Teeth, Coasting, TEEN, The Suzan, Pearl & the Beard, Brute Heart and Satellite Sky. $5 cover for this one. Let's hope the sound has improved from last year's CMJ-week shows, which was a joke.
Of course it's hard to deny the allure of the Lower East Side, what with five or so clubs all within a block or two of each other, making for very easy show-hopping. The two best are on the same Ludlow Block. At Cake Shop, NYC Taper has indie rawkers Mr. Dream, the widescreen pop of Savoir Adore, the dreamy/dusty sounds of Widowspeak, superior psych group White Fence, the dark anthemecism of Hoop Dreams, plus Prussia and Teletextile.
And at Pianos,I Guess I'm Floating and Tell All Your Friends PR have two floors of fun, with a few Canadians (Grimes, Parlovr, Doldrums), one Australian (Little Red), dance music (Beat Connection, Body Language) and lots more. Full schedule is below.
Okay, those are my daytime choices of choice. Flyers and set times, some for shows not mentioned above, are below.
photos by Dominick Mastrangelo, Justice shots by Bryan Derballa
As we were saying, the Creators Project takeover of DUMBO went down this past weekend. Here is a second set of pictures from Saturday, now with Justice, Florence & the Machine, and more. They continue below...
words & photos by BBG
Hopefully, there weren't masses that headed to DUMBO on Saturday (10/15) expecting a few Mozz-a-repa stands, a sausage & pepper cart, and a dealer selling his collection of "tobacco" pipes while looking for the live music. The Creators Project had much more to offer. It celebrated the different facets of creativity within art, music, and theater while showcasing live music alongside interactive sculpture to create a wholly different "festival" environment.
The musical portion was limited to two live stages and a third "DJ" stage which also housed a few exhibits. One live stage was located under an archway beneath the Manhattan Bridge. The other was in the "Tobacco Warehouse", a brick structure that has also hosted the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. The shows were free, though you needed to RSVP (and even then you needed a confirmation that you were accepted).
I kicked off my afternoon at the Tobacco Warehouse stage with Teen Daze whose laptop knob-twiddling didn't make for much of a live event. After a few songs I moved on to my first band of the day, Brooklyn's Chairlift. Caroline Polachek is the clear focus of the band's sound, with her vocals pushed to the front and the electronic-pop complementing her lilting voice. Their sunny and simple compositions were sugar-y, well executed and a good way to ease into the day, but not particularly memorable. The next performance would bring about an abrupt change.
No one outcrazys John Maus. After the crew cleared the stage of seemingly every piece of gear, the very unassuming Maus came on to plug his Roland SP-404 sampler into the DI and his microphone into an echo pedal. With the hit of his sampler, Maus kicked off his set by bouncing left and right and jumping around. Veins bulged in his neck and face as he began to scream, sing, whimper and all but cry into his microphone during his vocal parts. Even if I had no interest in his recorded material (which I do, and tons of it), I would, as I'm sure any passerby would, still find the maniacal John Maus live (almost freak) show absolutely enthralling. Catch him again this week at 285 Kent.
After 3+ songs from Clams Casino on the laptop which was about as exciting as it sounds (dramatic key-stroke!), A$AP Rocky opened his set by explaining that people are saying he is the "biggest thing to hip hop since the Wu-Tang Clan". I'd like to meet these people. Regardless of how over/correctly hyped A$AP is, he and his crew (which included an appearance from Spaceghostpurrp) were particularly high energy - stage-diving, inciting mosh-pits, and hopping around on stage. The crowd didn't move with the same enthusiasm though. Despite calls for more participation, the crew didn't ignite similar energy in the crowd.
After a visit to see Four Tet (another knob-twiddling set), I cruised over to see Bradford Cox do a one-man Atlas Sound. I prefer Atlas Sound in full band mode to Bradford solo, but his set was fresh change to the mostly electronic vibe of the day. Cox's voice coupled with the Bridge backdrop and the Manhattan skyline was particularly impressive.
It had been around 14 years since I saw Company Flow on tour with Organized Konfusion, the former celebrating their seminal Funcrusher Plus and the latter promoting what may be their final effort, The Equinox. That summer in 1997, Co-Flow sounded so alien to everything else in the era; primitive, noisy beats made with crude synths and harsh scratches were complemented by abstract and double-time rhymes. Lead by a white redhead-ed MC (a rarity in the era), Company Flow was truly unique in their time.
Company Flow were massive to me in that certain, early-backpacker Rawkus era, the blast-off point for El-P's noisy and dystopian blueprint at Definitive Jux. So it pains me to say that the primitive Company Flow sound hasn't aged so well live; El-P still has a good stage presence as always, but unfortunately the rawness of the tracks just now come across as simplistic in comparison to his sleeker production. It was good to see the crew though, and with Pharoahe Monch in tow, much like that night in DC in 1997.
After Co-Flow, I caught a bit of Florence & The Machine before calling it an evening meaning I also missed the abbreviated Justice DJ set. Though cops shut down Jusice early and a vocal minority of DUMBO residents complained about the takeover of their neighborhood streets, the complaints were minor leagues compared to the impressive spectacle that descended on art galleries, parks, storefronts, and even an archway underneath the Manhattan Bridge.
We're splitting this into multiple parts, so stay tuned for the rest. Meanwhile, more pictures of everything I saw, below...
DOWNLOAD: Chelsea Wolfe - "I Let Love In" (Nick Cave Cover) (MP3)
Chelsea Wolfe at Saint Vitus in August (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Stereogum and PopGun are co-presenting a CMJ showcase with Titus Andronicus, Delicate Steve, Chelsea Wolfe, Cuckoo Chaos, Mr. Dream, and Hollerado at Glasslands on October 18. Tickets are $15 with RSVP.
PopGun are also co-presenting the True Panther showcase at Glasslands, the Weird Vibes showcase at Cameo on October 20 with Weekend (who also play the BV CMJ showcase @ MHOW), Headless Horseman, Pat Jordache and others, and the Yours Truly showcase at Glasslands on October 21 with Active Child (who also play the BV CMJ showcase @ MHOW), Born Gold, The Stepkids, Memoryhouse, Caveman, Inc., and Ava Luna. PopGun also do their own showcase at Cameo on October 22 with Teen Daze, Art Vs. Science, and others. RSVP is open for all of the showcases.
Speaking of Chelsea Wolfe, she's got other CMJ shows scheduled including Europa on October 19, the Life or Death CMJ showcase at Cake Shop on October 20, a Pendu/Impose showcase at 285 Kent on October 22, and more TBA. She also recently recorded a cover of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds' "I Let Love In." You can download that cover at the top of this post. Chelsea and her band also recently performed for an I-N Session. Check out a video of that performance below. In December, she'll go on a North American tour with The Black Heart Procession, though that tour unfortunately does not include any East Coast dates.
All dates and video below...
The Creators Project will return to New York from October 15 - October 16 by transforming the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn into a colossal two-day arts and technology festival.Except for Karen O at St Ann's, it's all free with RSVP.
After spending the year traveling the world, VICE and Intel's The Creators Project lands back in New York with a marquee lineup of live performances and original Studio works by groundbreaking artists, musicians, designers and filmmakers.
This year's festival will take to the streets of DUMBO, Brooklyn, erecting 30-foot sculptures, showcasing works from over thirty leading international artists, and featuring dozens of live music performances. The event will also include the world premiere of Karen O's psycho-opera, Stop The Virgens, along with film screenings and panels.
Original artworks include Life on Mars Revisited, an immersive short film of David Bowie's classic space-rock anthem from legendary music photographer Mick Rock and filmmaker Barney Clay; 'A Physical Manifestation of Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space,' a cathedral-like physical manifestation of the song created by Spiritualized's J. Spaceman and acclaimed film director Jonathan Glazer; and Origin, a striking thirty by thirty foot audiovisual installation by UVA and composer Scanner, which will be the largest responsive work ever created by the UK based artists.
The festival runs:
Lineup, venue list, etc, below...