Entries tagged with: Telekinesis
by Andrew Sacher
photo: Telekinesis in Chicago in 2013 (more by Jeff Ryan)
The tour hits NYC on October 21 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/19) at noon. The tour starts a couple months after Say Hi wrap up their tour with Death Cab for Cutie. All dates are listed below.
Telekinesis' new album is called Ad Infinitum, and it's due out September 18 via Merge. Lead single "In a Future World" is a big-sounding, synth-driven song, and you can stream that (via KEXP) below. Album trailer and artwork also below.
Say Hi's new album comes out the same day via Barsuk, and it's called Bleeders Digest. Its first single, "Creatures of the Night," is also a synthy song, and can be streamed below. Main member Eric Elbogen tells KEXP the song's "about two lovable vampire-roommates," and that the album's the sequel to 2006's vampire-themed Impeccable Blahs. (Though it follows last year's Endless Wonder.) Artwork and tracklist below too.
photos by PSquared
Foxygen @ MHOW 10/8/2014
of Montreal, Deerhoof, Ducktails, The Dodos, Foxygen's Jonathan Rado, and Jacco Gardner are a few of the artists who'll be contributing to Polyvinyl's 4-Track Singles Series Vol. 2. For it they mailed an artist an old Tascam 4-track recorder to record two songs to tape. When they finished, the mailed the machine to the next artist, and so on and so on. Subscribers to the series will receive a limited edition, two-song 7" each month in 2015, pressed on colored vinyl and packaged in a jacket featuring unique artwork by Grammy-nominated artist Jesse LeDoux. Subscriptions are available now and the full roster of 2015 participating artists is below.
Speaking of Foxygen, they were in NYC not too long ago for two shows promoting their new album, ...And Star Power. We posted pictures from Webster Hall already, but now we've got a belated set from Music Hall of Williamsbug, including openers Jungle Green. More pictures below.
Teenage Fanclub @ Williamsburg Waterfront, 2010 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
As mentioned a couple times, Merge Records is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, culminating in the Merge 25 festival in Carrboro, NC from July 23 - 26. They've just released the full line-up which now includes appearances from Teenage Fanclub, Mount Moriah, William Tyler, Reigning Sound, David Kilgour & the Heavy 8s, Imperial Teen, Telekinesis, Eleanor Friedberger, Hiss Golden Messenger, Amor de Días, Saint Rich, The Music Tapes, Vertical Scratchers, Hospitality, and Mikal Cronin.
That's in addition to previously-announced performers Wye Oak, The Clientele, Destroyer, Caribou, Lambchop (performing Nixon), Neutral Milk Hotel, The Rock*A*Teens, Ex Hex, Bob Mould, The Mountain Goats, Superchunk, and The Love Language. Festival passes are sold out, but individual tickets to some of the shows are still available. Day-by-day lineups and ticket info below.
Let's hope this means Teenage Fanclub, David Kilgour, Caribou and some of the other out-of-country performers work in other dates while in the U.S. The Clientele are touring, as are the reunited The Rock*A*Teens.
Merge 25 line-ups & individual show ticket info below...
Wild Flag at Sasquatch 2012 (more by Chris & Rae Graham)
After the breakup of Sleater-Kinney, Corin Tucker went solo, and Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss teamed up with Mary Timony (Autoclave, Helium) and Rebecca Cole (The Minders) to form Wild Flag. They gave us an excellent album (one of our favorites of 2011) and toured like crazy, but apparently this great run has proved to be a short one because the band are no more. Janet Weiss tells The Skinny (via Stereogum), "It was great but I think it just kinda ran its course. It's hard to have a band when you live five hours apart by plane." That's a bummer if Wild Flag is done for good, but if so, thanks for the great memories!
On the bright side, Mary has been busy with her new band Ex Hex (who have an album coming out on Merge), and Rebecca's also been playing keyboards in another Merge band, Telekinesis. Janet is forever busy, having released an album with Quasi and Drumgasm this year, and of course Carrie always has Portlandia. Oh yeah, and all three members of Sleater-Kinney reunited on stage with Pearl Jam last week, so here's to hoping that wasn't the last we'll be seeing of Corin, Carrie, and Janet together.
Watch a live video of Wild Flag at SXSW 2011 below...
Palma Violets @ Pianos, January 2013 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Youth Lagoon @ Coachella 2013 (more by Wie Shi)
today in NYC
* Baby Soda @ Barbes
* Snakeoil @ The Stone
* Deva Mahal @ Union Pool
* Stephane Wrembel @ Joe's Pub
* The Colbert Report Writers @ UCB
* Califone @ Brooklyn House Show
* James Blake, Falty DL @ Terminal 5
* Minnesota, DCarls @ Santos Party House
* Matt Darriau's Balling The Jack @ Barbes
* Julia Haltigan w/ Aaron Lee Tasjan @ Joe's Pub
* BBIGPIGG, Cinema Cinema @ The Grand Victory
* Paper Bird, Dana Falconberry @ The Rock Shop
* Telekinesis, Deep Sea Diver @ Bowery Ballroom
* Youth Lagoon, Majical Clouds @ The Bell House
* Toubab Krewe, Barika, Benyoro @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Capital Cities, Gold Fields, Lovelife @ Irving Plaza
* RL Grime, Nick Hook, Maxiavelli @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Dead Skeletons, Mone, Heliotropes @ Mercury Lounge
* Survival, Alan Watts, STATS, Vaporizer @ The Acheron
* Neon Indian (DJ), Optimo, Trus'me, Tanner Caldwell @ Output
* Chappo, Dead Stars, Slonk Donkerson, Jangula, Heeney @ 285 Kent
* Palma Violets, Guards, The Orwells @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Other Factors, Highway, Gimps, Mothers, The Gradients @ Big Snow
* Height, Eze Jackson, Handjob Academy, Zebra Baby @ Death By Audio
* Big Sam's Funky Nation, The Freedom Party NYC @ Brooklyn Bridge Park
* Senses Fail, Such Gold, Real Friends, Major League @ Highline Ballroom
* Dead Leaf Echo, Tennis System, Wild International, Nightmare Air @ Shea Stadium
* Wooly & The Mammoth, Cheap Blue Yonder, Charly Bliss, Lydia Ainsworth @ Cameo Gallery
* Lily and The Parlor Tricks, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, Raccoon Fighter, Jeremy Freer @ Cake Shop
* Max Glazer, Kenny Meez, A-Trak, Nick Catchdubs, Young Guru, Just Blaze, Que Bajo?! (RBMA) @ Roseland Ballroom
* CREEP, EXITMUSIC, Rewards, Adam Green Albert Hammond Jr. (DJ, Blood Orange (DJ), Certain Creatures (DJ) @ Glasslands
Seattle's Telekinesis are in town, playing Bowery Ballroom tonight in support of their new album, Dormarion, which came out last month on Merge. Deep Sea Diver open and tickets are still available. Telekinesis just released a video for LP track "Empathetic People" and you can watch that below.
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The Mary Onettes made a video for "Don't Forget," the second video from their new album Hit the Waves. You can watch it below.
As mentioned, Lloyd Cole will release Standards on June 21. He recently released the first video from it, "Period Piece," which nicely juxtapose's Lloyd reminiscing about his days in NYC with his son's current experiences here. You can watch it below.
Seattle trio Deep Sea Diver released their debut album, History Speaks, last year and you can stream the whole thing below. While heavy on rhythm, the record is a showcase for frontperson Jessica Dobson's songwriting and strong voice. She has spent time as Beck's touring guitarist, and is currently a member of The Shins. Perhaps you recognize her from there.
Much of the country will have a chance to check out Deep Sea Diver when they head out on tour with their Pacific Northwest neighbors Telekinesis. That tour makes a stop in NYC on May 9 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets are still available. The band will also be heading to SXSW so look for them if you'll be in Austin that week. All tour dates are listed below.
Says the PR
On the heels of a highly successful, critically acclaimed sold-out 2012 festival, the Sasquatch! Music Festival unveils its 2013 lineup, which once again features 4 days of music. The festival, hailed as "a model of well-paced programming...in a four-day schedule as efficient and natural feeling as an expertly built algorithm" by NPR Music while Wired notes, "leave the landscape out of it and Sasquatch! has a lineup to kill for," runs May 24-27 (Memorial Day Weekend) at TheWoot. 2013 Lineup below...
Gorge, the internationally acclaimed concert venue carved in the basalt cliffs high above the Columbia River Gorge in Quincy, WA.
by Bill Pearis
Seattle resident Michael Benjamin Lerner will release his third album as Telekinesis, titled Dormarion, on April 2 via Merge. The album was banged out in two weeks with Spoon's Jim Eno on production duties. You can stream the first released track from the album, "Ghosts and Creatures," at the bottom of this post (via Stereogum). It's a slow burner that seems ripe for a full-on dance mix.
Telekinesis, the band, are going on tour shortly after the album's release and that will include a stop in NYC on May 9 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets to that show go on AmEx presale on Wednesday (1/9) with the regular on-sale happening on Friday (1/11).
All tour dates are listed below, along with the album stream.
Merge Records have added two new artists to their roster: Memphis, TN's long-running garage greats Reigning Sound (previously on In the Red), and Lambchop guitarist William Tyler whose 2011 instrumental solo album, Behold the Spirit, was well-received (stream it at Spotify). Neither act have specific release news but look for albums from both in 2013.
Meanwhile both Tyler and Reigning Sound will be part of Merge Records' official CMJ showcase which will be at Mercury Lounge on October 18 with Telekenesis, Eleanor Friedberger, Mount Moriah and Superchunk frontman/label domo Mac McCaughan also on the bill. It's the first CMJ showcase Merge has had since 2008. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 21 at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (9/19) at noon.
The only artist on the Merge CMJ showcase that has any other upcoming tour dates listed is Telekinesis, though none in NYC. Those are listed below.
photos by Tim Griffin
Arcade Fire / The Antlers
Rain showers fired up crowds for the second day of the Austin City Limits Music Festival, even as much of the excitement Saturday was for headliner Stevie Wonder, who had fans claiming spots by the main stage throughout the afternoon.Pictures from the second day of Austin City Limits 2011 are in this post. They include pics of Sunday night headliner Arcade Fire, at an Austin City Limits TV show taping which took place downtown at the new Moody Theater on Saturday.
Out-of-towners might not have understood the joyful reaction -- which included singing and dancing -- that rain got throughout Zilker Park. "I say, 'God bless the rain,' and we need it," said Austin photographer Greg Davis, who for the fifth year was selling his photos in the fest's art market. "It's bad for business but great for the community."
Some people used shelters put up for extra protection from the sun to escape the intermittent showers, while others didn't let a little water keep them from staking out spots early around the stage where Motown legend Wonder was to perform. The periphery filled so quickly that by the time R&B singer Cee Lo Green took the stage at 6 p.m., several hundred fans had planted chairs in nondesignated areas, causing security to ask them to move so the expected throng of people would have space to approach the stage.
"Our whole plan today has been to scope out a spot so that we don't have to fight the crowds," said Joelle Barnes of Austin, who along with her husband, James, were among the people asked to move their chairs. Although Barnes and her husband had enjoyed Alison Krauss and Union Station, Cee Lo and other performers they had seen on Saturday, the day was all about Wonder. "He's a legend -- you can't argue with that," James Barnes said. "This is such a rare opportunity"... [Austin360]
Meat Puppets recently finished up a tour in support of their most recent LP Lollipop which came out this past April. After a couple dates with Soundgarden at the end of the month, the Meat Puppets will take a short break before playing a few more dates this fall. Their last string of dates never came through NYC, but this one will on November 4 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets are on sale now. All tour dates are listed below.
Meat Puppet Curt Kirkwood recently spoke to JSOnline about their tour and Nirvana, who they played with at Nirvana's MTV Unplugged performance, and whose seminal album Nevermind celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The Meat Puppets recorded a cover of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" for Spin's new Nevermind tribute album, Newermind. The album also features contributions by EMA (who has shows coming up soon), The Vaselines, JEFF the Brotherhood, Amanda Palmer, Titus Andronicus, Surfer Blood and others. The album will be available for free download on Spin's website starting July 26. Tracklist below.
In honor of the 20th anniversary of Nevermind, Universal is also releasing a deluxe edition of the album on September 19. The reissue includes a 4 CD/1 DVD boxset with rarities, B-sides, unreleased recordings, BBC radio appearances, and an unreleased concert on DVD.
Universal will also reissue 1991: The Year Punk Broke on DVD on September 6. The film documents a Sonic Youth tour with Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr., Ramones, Babes in Toyland, and Gumball. The reissue includes a bonus film titled (This Is Known As) The Blues Scale, which features live footage of Sonic Youth and Nirvana.
Meat Puppets dates and video of them with Nirvana at MTV Unplugged in 1993, below...
photos by Brook Bobbins
...been meaning to catch the smith westerns for some time now and friends they didn't disappoint. their breezy kinda rock was the perfect way to welcome in spring to new york. playing a set under an hour, a sold out crowd left a little disappointed that the smith westerns glassed over an encore. despite that, the infectious tune "weekend" is stuck in my head the morning after.-[sharocks the blogspot]Smith Westerns played Bowery Ballroom on Monday evening, as part of a larger set of dates with Unknown Mortal Orchestra that concludes on Saturday in Atlanta. From there, the Smith Westerns will continue on the road eventually ending up at Sasquatch Fest in the Pacific Northwest.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra also played their own show at Pianos on Sunday, and a late one with Bass Drum of Death on Saturday night at Shea Stadium while they were in NYC. After they finish their tour with the Smith Westerns, they'll prep for another tour, this time with Portugal. The Man and Telekinesis. That tour hits Webster Hall on 6/3 (tickets are still on sale).
All tour dates and more pictures from Bowery Ballroom are below....
photos by Jessica Amaya
The Love Language @ Mercury Lounge
Allegedly born from the heartbreak of a past relationship of Stuart Mclamb, The Love Language's real spectacle is the impersonal liberty McLamb has taken in order to retell each ardent story. The majority of the live band contributed backing vocals in a fun jaunty exchange supported by Missy Thangs on keyboards. With two guitars between McLamb and lead guitarist BJ Burton, the interplay can take the form of a shimmering wall of sound, with a clean edge not heavily relying on distortion...The above review comes from the San Diego stop on the March Telekinesis/Love Language tour that hit Mercury Lounge in NYC on 3/9. Belated pictures from that Manhattan show (which came one night before a Brooklyn show at Rock Shop), and more Love Language tour dates, continue below...
On this particular tour [Telekinesis's] Lerner has chosen to play drums and sing vocals, displaying an accomplished musicianship and versatility in writing the songs. Although openly admitting that he was currently sick that evening, Lerner's songs rarely faltered as a result of his strained vocals chords. Songs like "Dirty Thing" and "Car Crash" unfolded into irresistible sing-a-longs as Lerner sat holding a jovial rhythm on the kit. Ex-Blood Brothers guitarist and touring Telekinesis guitarist Cody Votolato was at his energetic best in support of Lerner on stage. -[SanDiego.com]
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...
Blondie is playing Nokia Theatre on August 31st. Tickets are on sale at noon.
Fountains of Wayne play Bowery Ballroom on October 7th. Tickets are on sale at noon.
Tickets are still on AmEx presale for the recently added Arcade Fire & Spoon show at Madison Square Garden. They go on general sale Saturday at 9am.
Tickets are on sale at noon for Wild Nothing & Blank Dogs at Bowery Ballroom.
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin & Telekinesis are playing Bowery Ballroom on September 8th. Tickets go on sale at noon.
Tickets are on sale at noon for Slash's show at Terminal 5.
Tickets are on sale at noon for Jamie Lidell at Webster Hall.
Tickets are on sale at noon for the Best Coast / Male Bonding shows at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg.
Dark Star Orchestra are playing Nokia Theatre on October 2nd. Tickets are on sale at noon.
Shilpa Ray and Frankie Rose (and their bands) share a bill at Brooklyn Bowl on August 5th. Tickets are on sale.
We'll get a more complete press release in the morning (and confirm what is listed below is 100% correct), but in the meantime below is a picture of the 2010 Sasquatch poster (that someone Tweeted) and the lineup as read by Bradford Cox at tonight's Atlas Sound show in Seattle (and being listed all over the Internet)....