Entries tagged with: Tempers
by Bill Pearis
NYC duo Tempers will release their new album, Services, on October 23 via Berlin label Aufnahme + Wiedergabe. (Cover art and tracklist are below.) Jasmine Golestaneh and Eddie Cooper produced the record themselves with Swans' producer Kevin McMahon coming in to mix single "Undoing." Here in NYC where we're experiencing a late-summer heatwave, the duo's dark, chilly electro is a welcome Arctic blast. We're premiering the driving "Trains" from the LP and you can listen to that and "Undoing" below.
by Bill Pearis
The Soft Moon have a new video for "Wasting" from their album Deeper which came out a couple weeks ago on Captured Tracks. Directed by Y2K, Soft Moon main man Luis Vasquez is the subject of some psycho-pharmacutical experiment in which he may or may not be a willing participant. Overseeing it all is veteran character actor Robert Forster (Jackie Brown, Mulholland Drive) who brings a sense of menace to the clip. You can watch it below.
The Soft Moon's tour starts tonight in Philadelphia and hits NYC on Saturday (4/11) at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Noveller, Tempers, and a DJ set from Nikola Baytala. Tickets are still available. Updated tour dates are listed below.
NYC goth duo Tempers previously released a few promising singles on Pendu Sound, and they recently teamed up with photographer Bela Borsodi to make an appropriately dark video for one of those songs, "Hell Hotline." Check out the video below, and if you haven't gotten it already, you can download the track for free below too.
Tempers have also given us a list of their top ten albums of 2014, which you can also check out below...
Andrew Bird in Chicago in 2013 (more by James Richards IV)
You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...
Andrew Bird (and The Hands of Glory), Luke Temple @ Central Park Summerstage
ndrew Bird's new band The Hands of Glory is an old timey acoustic configuration featuring Tift Merritt, Alan Hampton, Bowl of Fire alumnus Kevin O'Donnell, and Eric Heywood on pedal steel. Should make for a lovely evening under the stars. Free!
Crosby, Stills and Nash @ Beacon Theatre
One of the most distinctive harmony styles in rock music, David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash's music has endured for over 40 years. This is the first of three nights at the Beacon.
Kitten, Kitty, Tempers @ Highline Ballroom
LA rock band Kitten headline this weirdly diverse bill, but we're mostly excited about the similarly named rapper Kitty who is always entertaining and goth duo Tempers. Like we said, this is a weird bill.
Mandolin Orange @ City Winery (Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival)
Mandolin Orange make old-timey folk, country and bluegrass that's unpolished and generally favoring sad songs. This is the first of two NYC shows they currently have scheduled (the other is in October) and it's a free, early one (5 PM).
Snoop Dogg, No Wahala DJs @ The Space at Westbury
Regardless of your thoughts on Snoop Dogg's recent name change to Snoop Lion and new reggae direction, it's undeniable that he's put out some of best rap of the golden era and plenty of unstoppable hits since then too. Plus, his live shows are always a great time. Tonight's his first of two NYC-area shows this week.
Mutant Supremacy, Boddicker, Nuclear Hellfrost, Creeping Dose @ The Acheron
Two Indiana metal/punk bands, Boddicker and Nuclear Hellfrost, are currently on the road together and today they hit the Acheron with solid likeminded locals Mutant Supremacy and Creeping Dose.
Bad Brains Live at CBGBs @ Nitehawk Cinema
This concert doc, which has been on DVD for some time, screens tonight with a post-screening Q&A with Darryl Jenifer from the Bad Brains and Sacha Jenkins.
Washer, Doubting Thomas Cruise Control, Abhay Singh & Friends, Swamp Babies @ Palisades
Tonight's a good chance to check out new-ish Bushwick venue Palisades if you haven't yet with this solid night of indie rock and other eccentric sounds.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.
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Starred at The Paramount in July (more by Greg Cristman)
NYC goth label Pendu Sound has announced that it will do its CMJ showcase at Europa on October 17 this year. It's a lineup of all local duos, including Starred, Tempers, and Azar Swan (whose members were both in Religious to Damn). Tickets for the showcase on sale now.
Meanwhile, Tempers have other hometown shows coming up too, including a previously mentioned Union Pool (9/13) show with Xeno & Oaklander and Bootblacks (tickets); and another supporting Martin Rev (of Suicide) at his Glasslands (10/9) show with Infinity Shred (tickets). Stream their recent "Strange Harvest" single and their cover of Swans' "Killing For Company," below.
Meanwhile, Starred recently made a video for "LA Drugs" off 2012's Prison to Prison EP, and they had one of the standout tracks on this year's Sub Pop 1000 compilation. We recently caught them in Brooklyn and Long Island on their tour with Courtney Love.
All streams below...
photos by Phil Maler
Crash Course in Science @ LPR, 8/8/2013
Belgians A Split-Second will hit NYC for a rare appearance at Drom on December 7 -- their only North American appearance, and first American show in 25 years(!). Tickets are on sale and Crash Course in Science will support. For the unfamiliar, A Split-Second is considered to be a pivotal band in the industrial-related EBM movement, along with names like Front 242, Die Krupps, Nitzer Ebb and others:
After the Belgian synth pop group Extraballe disbanded, Mark Ickx joined up with Chrismar Chayell to form A Split Second, which debuted in 1986 with the dance single "Flesh." The duo quickly took a detour into more industrial sounds with their next single, "Rigor Mortis"; both those tracks and others were compiled on their eponymous debut American EP, which followed their first Belgian album, 1987's Ballistic Statues, by a year. A Split Second's sound had by now coalesced into a mix of programmed industrial beats, synthesizers, heavily distorted guitars, and alternately melodic and vicious vocals; unsurprisingly, they were signed in America to the Wax Trax! label, which issued From the Inside in 1988. A number of singles and EPs followed on both Wax Trax! and the Belgian Antler-Subway label, some later taken from the 1990 album Kiss of Fury, which found the group switching to Caroline for U.S. distribution. Little new material was heard from A Split Second until 1995, when the duo returned with Vengeance.You can stream a few A Split-Second tracks below..
Crash Course in Science, meanwhile, recently headlined Le Poisson Rouge with a little help from Xeno & Oaklander, and belated pictures from that performance on August 8 are available below.
And speaking of Xeno & Oaklander, you can check out the pair at Union Pool on September 13 with Bootblacks and Tempers, part of the ongoing RITUALS series. Tickets are on sale. As mentioned, the pair have a new video for an LP out this fall.
Last but not least, catch the-X&O-related-band Martial Canterel at Cameo on August 31, when he headlines the space with Figure Study, Forma and Hot Guts (tickets).
More pics from LPR and a selection of tracks by A Split Second are below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Esben and the Witch / Heliotropes @ Knitting Factory, 3/23/2013
As mentioned, Esben and the Witch's tour with Heliotropes hit NYC over the weekend, first at Mercury Lounge on Friday and then Saturday night (3/23) at Knitting Factory with Tempers on the bill as well. More pics from that show are below.
Feathers @ Austin's Moody Theater, Jun. 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Austin's Feathers will release their debut album, If All Now Here, will be out April 15. You can check out the recently-released video for their dark-n-slinky single "Land of the Innocent," below.
As mentioned, Feathers will be here next month right after SXSW for a show at Glasslands on March 20 with Dan Croll (tickets). The band have just added a couple more NYC shows while here, too. They'll play Mercury Lounge on March 20 with Tempers and Swim Deep and tickets to that show are currently on AmEx presale with the regular on-sale happening Fridya (2/22) at noon. Feathers will also play March 22 at The Standard East Village as part of the Annie O series.
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Tempers - Eyes Wide Wider (MP3)
NYC record label Pendu Sound, who are known for the dark and brooding (Chelsea Wolfe, Starred), have just launched a new digital single series today (Valentine's Day). A press release describes the series...
Some of the bands who are releasing singles will go on to release full-length albums on Pendu Sound. Each hand-selected band will release a digital-single with accompanying video as well as a bonus track. The video is an important element of this series and all releases will have original videos to accompany the track. Pendu Sound is a big advocate of artists and bands which possess the "total aesthetic"; highly-stylized immersive content that enhances the experience and intensifies the overall vision.The first installment of this series comes from NYC post-punk duo Tempers, who you may have just caught with Majical Cloudz at Death by Audio. The single, "Eyes Wide Wider," is a solid cut with thick guitar, big atmospheres, and the knowledge that there's nothing wrong with making a dark song a catchy one. You can download the track for free above, watch its video below, and download it along with its b-side, "Hell Hotline," on iTunes. Both tracks were produced by Damian Taylor (Bjork, TRUST).
Autre Ne Veut in Brooklyn in 2011 (more by Erez Avissar)
After taking about a month off the road, Majical Cloudz will head out on another North American run with Autre Ne Veut, who they played with in Brooklyn this past December. That tour kicks off in late February in Philly and ends in Austin for SXSW. It hits NYC along the way on February 27 at Santos Party House. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Autre Ne Veut will release his much anticipated new album, Anxiety, on February 26 (instead of the initial release date, February 12) via Software. The video for that album's single, "Counting," and a list of all dates are below...
The full list of artists confirmed for the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon so far is below...