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The Field / Heathered Pearls @ Baby's All Right 10/7/2015

Heathered Pearls

Swedish electronic musician The Field stopped in NYC ahead of this weekend's III Points Fest in Miami to play a packed, sweaty show at Baby's on Wednesday (10/7). Brooklyn's Heathered Pearls, who released new album Body Complex back in August, played a long set for an opener -- nearly an hour and a half -- that included two women carefully painting of a bouquet of flowers. After that The Field (aka Axel Willner) took the stage in front of the enthusiastic sold-out crowd who weathered the heat. Did you go? Check out more photos of The Field and Heathered Pearls below.

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photo: Tame Impala at ACL 2015 (more by Tim Griffin)
Tame Impala

You can browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows, but here are some highlights...

Tame Impala, LA Priest @ Terminal 5
For Tame Impala's third album Currents, Kevin Parker went heavier on the synths and offered up some of his best psych-pop songwriting yet. Tonight's the second of two sold-out NYC shows, both with LA Priest, the funky new project of former Late of the Pier frontman Sam Dust.

The War on Drugs @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
The War on Drugs are still riding high off last year's Lost in the Dream, a slightly psychedelic take on '80s heartland rock that was successful enough to earn them a major label deal for its followup. Tomorrow they headline the huge Radio City Music Hall, but tonight they're at the much smaller Music Hall of Williamsburg (for Jukely members only).

Kurt Vile and the Violators, Waxahatchee, Luke Roberts @ Webster Hall
Kurt Vile returned this year with b'lieve i'm goin down.... It's got plenty of the guitar heroics and clever lyrics we've come to expect from KV, but also new ground is explored including a heavy usage of piano. He's always great live, and these shows should be no exception. Waxahatchee is also supporting a new album, Ivy Tripp, her biggest-sounding record to date (and the current live band is her best yet). Night 2 of 2.

Luna, Diane Coffee @ Bowery Ballroom
Reforming after 10 years off, Luna's VU/Dead-style strum ages extremely well -- they sounded great at Northside this summer. This is their first of three NYC shows this week.

Steely Dan @ Beacon Theatre
Steely Dan are back for another multi-night run at Beacon Theatre and each night is a different theme. No whole album tonight, merely "greatest hits."

Matthew Friedberger @ Mercury Lounge
Fiery Furnaces drummer Matthew Friedberger has been fairly quiet of late -- find out what he's up to tonight, one of a short string of East Coast dates. UPDATE: Cancelled due to illness.

The Field, Heathered Pearls @ Baby's All Right
Stockholm-born, Over in the States for Miami's III Points Fest, Berlin-based electronic guru The Field (a.k.a. Axel Willner) plays this sold-out show tonight.

Mumdance, Sporting Life, Suicideyear @ Elvis Guesthouse
UK producer/DJ Mumdance was last here during Red Bull Music Academy. He's now signed to XL and he's doing this show tonight with Sporting Life (aka Eric Adiele, known for his work as one-third of Ratking).

Mirah, Curt Sydnor @ C'mon Everybody
Contemporary composer Curt Sydnor celebrates his multimedia project Materials and their Destiny in NYC tonight, and the great singer/songwriter Mirah is on board too.

Arkells, Yukon Blonde @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
Toronto band Arkells make poppy heartland rock like they did in the '80s, as can be heard on 2014's High Noon (though their 2008 debut, Jackson Square, remains their best effort).

Crazy and The Brains, Bike Cops, SHRB @ Cake Shop
Crazy & the Brains inject classic-style punk with a heavy dose of xylophone playing. It works really well, but you have to see it to believe it. Do that tonight.

Buster Pointdexter @ Cafe Carlyle
David Johansen puts back on the tux and Buster Poindexter persona for a night of saucy cabaret.

"You're the Expert" w/ Chris Duffy, Jo Firestone, Scott Adsit @ The Bell House
This is a NY Super Week edition of WNYC's gameshow, this time with Jo Firestone (no stranger to gameshows herself), 30 Rock's Scott Adsit and host Chris Duffy.

Warren Haynes (ft, Jeff Snipe & ChessBoxer), Justin Townes Earle @ The Space at Westbury
Gov't Mule frontman, former Allman Brothers Band member, and frequent Dead family member Warren Haynes wen solo this year with Ashes & Dust, which is a bit folkier than his usual Southern rock/blues/jam blend. He's on tour with different cool openers on different stops, and tonight it's Justin Townes Earle.

For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our NYC concert calendar.

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Ghostface Killah and DOOM have released a new DOOMSTARKS song, "Lively Hood," as part of the Adult Swim Singles Club. You can stream or download it below. The song will also be released as a 7" single via DOOM's Gasdrawls and Metalface/Nature Sounds.

Ghostface and DOOM claim they will released the much-delayed/anticipated DOOMSTARKS album this year. They will perform together at the III Points Festival in Miami (October 9-11) though it will be Ghostface in person while DOOM is coming from "the other side of time" and will be "transported Star Trek-style directly onto the III Points Festival stage." What exactly that means, we shall see.

The III Points Festival also features performances by Nicolas Jaar, Panda Bear, Run the Jewels, The Field, King Krule, Warpaint, Toro Y Moi, AlunaGeorge, Empress Of and lots more. Full lineup is listed below.

Continue reading "Ghostface Killah & DOOM share new DOOMSTARKS single, playing III Points Fest in Miami (line-up)"


Though its festivals in the UK and the US are no longer, ATP Iceland is still going and returns in 2015 from July 2 - 4 at Ásbrú in Keflavík. Headlining the festival is Iggy Pop who, according to the festival, will be playing his first solo shows (as opposed to Iggy & the Stooges) in a decade. Drive Like Jehu (who are playing Coachella), Belle and Sebastian (ditto), and Godspeed You! Black Emperor are the other main headliners, and the rest of the lineup includes Run The Jewels, Mudhoney, Deafheaven, Iceage, Loop and more. Weekend tickets for ATP Iceland are on sale and check out the whole initial lineup, listed below.

Continue reading "Iggy Pop, Drive Like Jehu, Belle & Sebastian, Godspeed, Run the Jewels, Mudhoney & more playing 2015 ATP Iceland"

Wild Beasts

Wild Beasts, whose fourth album, Present Tense, came out back in February, have released two new songs which are available to download now. One is "Soft Future," the band's first-ever instrumental, and the second is "Blood Knowledge." Both tracks were specially written to accompany a online interactive GIF novel from Parisian illustrator Mattis Dovier:

Back in September, Wild Beasts got together with Mattis and set out to create something unique for The Jameson Works which responded to the simple brief of 'Storytelling'. The result is a sequence of GIF animations which visualise the stories of two unreleased Wild Beasts tracks, 'Soft Future' and 'Blood Knowledge'. The GIF-Novel tells two alternate stories, the story of a human experiencing a robot's world for Soft Future, and a robot exploring a human's world for Blood Knowledge.
You can check out that here and you can stream both new songs below.

In other news, Wild Beasts just released a special digital edition of Present Tense which contains a CD's worth of remixes from the likes of The Field, Juan Atkins, Factory Floor, SOHN and Foals' take on "Palace" which you can stream below as well.

Continue reading "Wild Beasts release 2 new songs for interactive novel (stream) ++ special edition of new LP w/ remixes by Foals & more"

by Bill Pearis


I Break Horses' tour just rolled into NYC for two shows: tonight (4/17) at Mecury Lounge and then Friday (4/18) at Rough Trade. Both shows are with Rival Consoles and tickets are still available.

For the tour, the swedish group have released a remix EP featuring tracks from this year's shoegazy, danceable Chiaroscuro as messed with by The Field, former Stereolab technician Tim Gane, Tom Furse from The Horrors and others. You can stream the whole thing below.

Continue reading "I Break Horses are here, released new EP with remixes by The Field, Tim Gane & more (stream it), playing 2 NYC shows "


The initial Pitchfork Festival lineup was announced last month, and now many new artists have been added, including St. Vincent, Danny Brown, Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, Real Estate, Schoolboy Q, Earl Sweatshirt, Cloud Nothings, Hudson Mohawke, Deafheaven, Perfect Pussy, Dum Dum Girls, Jon Hopkins, Majical Cloudz, Mutual Benefit, Speedy Ortiz, Kelela, the Field, SZA, DJ Rashad and DJ Spinn, Hundred Waters, FKA Twigs, Isaiah Rashad, Empress Of and Twin Peaks.

They join previously announced artists Neutral Milk Hotel, Kendrick Lamar, Sun Kil Moon, Slowdive, Grimes, Giorgio Moroder and more. Tickets are still available.

Updated day-by-day lineup below...

Continue reading "Pitchfork Festival lineup expanded (St Vincent, Danny Brown, Avey Tare, Cloud Nothings, Deafheaven, Perfect Pussy, more)"

by Bill Pearis

Priceonomics Hipster/Bro Music Index:

If you've wondered what are the most hipster bands of today, well stop. The folks at Priceonomics figured it out, kinda, and it turns out The Field, Julia Holter, Iceage, These New Puritans top the list of "Most Hipster" bands. What exactly does that mean and how did they determine this? By comparing Pitchfork scores to the number of shares those reviews got on Facebook. The highest scores with the least shares being given the "most hipster" tag.

On the other end, records that got high P4K scores but lots of FB shares -- The National, Boards of Canada, Justin Timberlake, The Range -- were not hipster and topped their "Beer Me Bro" Music Index.

Kind of an interesting method, but the "most hipster" list also includes the very popular Disclosure and the very very very popular Drake. Maybe people just don't share Pitchfork reviews on bands they figure their friends already know? Maybe they should add a sales variable. Anyway, it's kind of interesting (and entertaining) and you can read more about it and peruse the full lists of Hipster and Bro bands over at Priceonomics.

The Field

The Field (aka Swedish electronic musician Axel Willner) is set to return with his fourth album, Cupid's Head, on October 1 via Kompakt. Fans may notice that Willner is mixing things up on the cover art (above), going for black instead of the pale yellow of the first three albums. Musically, we're still deep in the loops but this may be his most accessible LP yet. You can stream Cupid's Head's title track below.

Willner has a few dates lined up, including a NYC record release show at 285 Kent on October 3. No word on tickets just yet. That's the same date as Dent May / Dead Gaze at 285 Kent, so this is likely be a late show. All dates are listed, along with the track stream, below.

UPDATE: It is indeed a late show and is a full live band. Tickets are on sale now.

Continue reading "The Field releasing 'Cupid's Head' and playing NYC in October (dates & new track stream)"

The Field at Pitchfork Fest 2012 (more by Chase Turner)
The Field

The Field (aka Stockholm electronic musician Alex Willner) is set to come over to North America for Montreal's Mutek festival this year, which he plays on May 29. Then, he'll stop in NYC for a show the next day at Glasslands (5/30) before heading to Austin for Chaos in Tejas on June 2. Tickets for the Glasslands show are on sale now. Those are his only North American dates that we're aware of at the moment, but he does also play the Yeah Yeah Yeahs-curated ATP in the UK on May 4.

Tickets for Mutek are still available too. That festival runs from May 29 to June 2, and you can check out the day-by-day schedule HERE.

The Field has been doing some interesting official remixes this year, including one of Tame Impala's "Mind Mischief," which is out now, and another less-expected one of At the Drive-In's "One Armed Scissor," which comes out on 12" vinyl on May 13 via Transgressive. You can stream both of those remixes below...

Continue reading "The Field playing Glasslands after Mutek, remixed Tame Impala and At the Drive-In (streams)"

by Andrew Sacher

Grizzly Bear at Terminal 5 in 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear are still producing singles off of 2012's great Shields, and they've just made a video for "gun-shy," which was directed by Kris Moyes. Like their video for "Two Weeks," it shows their love of trippy, creepy body manipulation, but instead of warping their faces, this time they're picking their bodies apart with medical tools. Sick. Watch it go down below.

Like Deerhunter and TV on the Radio are doing in May, Grizzly Bear and Yeah Yeah Yeahs (who also like creepy imagery) are each curating and headlining ATPs in the UK. YYYs do it on May 4 and Grizzly Bear on May 5, less than a week before the TVOTR one. YYYs' lineup so far includes The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Black Lips, Anika, The Field, Dirty Beaches, King Khan and the Shrines, and Mick Harvey; and Grizzly Bear's includes Van Dyke Parks, the Walkmen, Tortoise, Real Estate, I Break Horses, and Cass McCombs. Tickets go on sale Thursday (1/31) at 9 AM.

ATP is part of Grizzly Bear's spring tour, which also includes other festivals like Primavera Sound, Coachella, and NYC's Governors Ball. A list of all GB dates and their new video below...

Continue reading "Grizzly Bear made a video for "gun-shy," curating ATP UK with Yeah Yeah Yeahs (line-up)"

Baroness at Terminal 5 in May (more by Joe McCabe)

Earlier this week, we posted an update from Baroness showing that things were looking upwards for the band. Unfortunately though, with two members having broken vertebrae and frontman John Baizely having a broken arm and leg, it doesn't come as much of a surprise that Baroness have in fact cancelled some of their upcoming North American tour dates, including their NYC show at House of Vans and LA's FYF Fest. They will not be replaced on the House of Vans lineup, which happens on August 29 and now just includes Turbonegro, Doomriders, and Nightbirds. This is a bummer but it makes sense that the band takes the time they need to recover, and we wish them a speedy and successful recovery!

Meanwhile, FYF Fest, which Wild Flag also dropped off of, recently expanded its lineup. It now features The Faint (who just announced they'll be reissuing Danse Macabre and touring the album), Glass Candy, King Tuff, and newcomers The Orwells. Tickets for FYF Fest are still available. The updated lineup and flier are below.

Continue reading "Baroness dropped off House of Vans and FYF Fest, who added bands (updated lineup)"

words and photos by Fred Pessaro // BBG, more photos by James Richards IV and Chase Turner

Vampire Weekend/Ty Segall/Araabmuzik crowd - Pitchfork Fest 2012
Pitchfork Festival 2012
Pitchfork Festival 2012

Thank god for the Chicago Transit Authority. Several "cooling stations" (city buses) that provided respite from the onslaught of heat and humidity at the third day of Pitchfork 2012 in Chicago's Union Park (7/15), a weather pattern which replaced the previous days' periodic downpours. The heat, combined with squirt guns & bikini tops, helped create the perfect setting for performances from the sunny tennis-sweater rock of Vampire Weekend and dream pop of the oh-so-aptly named Beach House.

Random thoughts on the day: Personal highlights for me included a stretch of bands that were unfortunately all clustered across the three stages in the afternoon: Milk Music, Iceage, The Men, Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees and Chavez. From catching moments of Kendrick Lamar on the Blue Stage, it was proven to me that he's an excellent live performer, a sentiment clearly echoed by Lady Gaga (who looked on during his set). Onohtrix Point Never's material is compelling, but doesnt fit well on an outdoor festival stage. And it's confirmed, this reviewer still detests Vampire Weekend.

Vampire Weekend uber-fans
Pitchfork Festival 2012

Pictures from the third and final day of Pitchfork 2012 are below, including pictures of all bands mentioned above, as well as King Krule, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Araabmuzik, and The Field. If you didnt make it to Chicago, maybe you streamed it? If you haven't been keeping up with our coverage, make sure to check out pictures from day one (one set HERE, another HERE) and day two (HERE and HERE) along with video from the festival to complete your desktop Pitchfork Festival experience. Hopefully from an ice cold room.

Continue reading "Pitchfork Fest 2012 day 3 in pics (Vampire Weekend, Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Beach House, Araabmuzik, & more)"

Bon Iver at Bonnaroo 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Bon Iver

Bon Iver recorded an iTunes session at East West studios which is available exclusively from iTunes starting today. It includes six tracks off 2011's great Bon Iver, Bon Iver and a cover of Bjork's "Who Is It?," which the band has played live many times. You can stream the session's opening track, "Beth/Rest" below.

As mentioned, Bon Iver is touring internationally throughout the summer and fall and will come to NYC on September 19 and 20 at Radio City Music Hall. Both of those shows are now sold out. All Bon Iver dates, including a recently announced European leg, are listed below.

Speaking of Bjork, she's teaming up with the New York Public Library (NYPL) and the Children's Museum of Manhattan to create interactive educational programs for middle school-aged students based on her Biophilia app. Speaking about the program, Bjork said:

"It's not a bookish thing. You cannot learn to make music from a book." "I love books; they're like the best ever," she added. "There are things you can only learn from books, but it's also important to introduce the physical aspects. So for me, it was very important to make, somehow, music education that was physical." (via NY Daily News)
Both Bon Iver and Bjork are set to play Oya Festival in Oslo, Norway this summer (Aug 7-11) with The Stone Roses, Refused, The Afghan Whigs, Bob Mould (performing Copper Blue), Chromatics, Cloud Nothings, John Maus, Purity Ring, Saint Etienne, SBTRKT, Screaming Females, St. Vincent, and more. Full list below.

Way Out West (Aug 9-11) in Gothenberg, Sweden features many of the same bands as Oya like Bon Iver, Refused, Afghan Whigs, St. Vincent, Purity Ring, John Maus, and Bob Mould in addition to Blur, Wilco, I Break Horses, Hot Chip, The War On Drugs, Mark Lanegan Band, Adolescents, Swans, and more. Check out the spotify playlist. The full lineup is listed below.

As mentioned, the reunited Mazzy Star is set to play both of those European festivals. Full lineups and the Bon Iver dates and song, below...

Continue reading "Bon Iver's new iTunes session, Bjork's new program at the NYPL & the full Oya & Way Out West festival lineups"


FYF Fest. September 1st and 2nd, 2012
At the LA State Historic Park, Los Angeles, CA
Tickets are $77 and go on sale Friday June 22nd.

Quicksand recently reunited at Revelation Records' 25th Anniversary on the West Coast, and I would't be surprised if they do the same at Irving Plaza in October.

American Nightmare has two shows coming up at Webster Hall.

Full FYF lineup, in alphabetical order, below...

Continue reading "FYF Fest 2012 lineup: Quicksand, Refused, American Nightmare, Desaparecidos, M83, Hot Snakes & MUCH more"

John Stanier w/ Battles at Treasure Island Music Fest 2011 (more by Autumn Andel)

First it was Dirty Projectors, then The Rapture and Prefuse 73, and on March 16, the 2012 One Step Beyond series at American Museum of Natural History's Rose Center will continue with DJ sets by John Stanier/Battles and Black Moth Super Rainbow. Tickets are on sale now.

Speaking of Battles, they'll release a remix album of every track off 2011's Gloss Drop called Dross Glop on April 17 via Warp. The album features remixes by Shabazz Palaces, The Field, Kode9, The Alchemist, Pat Mahoney and Denis McNany, Hudson Mohawke, and more. Listen to remixes by Kode9, Shabazz Palaces, The Field, and Gui Boratto below along with the tracklist.

Continue reading "Battles releasing remix LP, DJing Museum of Natural History"


The press release say:

The 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival returns to Chicago's Union Park Friday, July 13 - Sunday, July 15! Seven years in, this independently run three-day event has consistently proven to be one of the most welcoming, comfortable, reasonably priced and rewarding weekends of music around.

A tremendously focused and thoughtfully curated event, the Pitchfork Music Festival has historically introduced emerging bands while also honoring a great number of already beloved and internationally renowned acts. This year continues with that high standard and welcomes Vampire Weekend, Feist, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Hot Chip, AraabMUZIK, A$AP Rocky, The Field, Liturgy, Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, Cloud Nothings, Tim Hecker, and Willis Earl Beal! But this is only the beginning! There are more than 30 acts to still be announced.

Additionally, we are excited to announce that the Pitchfork Music Festival will not be raising ticket prices in 2012! Our goal has always been to create an affordable atmosphere with music at its focus, and do so in a way that is sustainable and exciting. So why raise ticket prices if you don't need to, right? Tickets for the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival go on sale Friday, March 9 at 12 PM CST, with single-day tickets for $45 and a limited number of three-day passes for $110! Based on years past, three-day passes will sell out very quickly. Tickets will be available on the festival website.

In addition to its musical offerings, the Pitchfork Music Festival also features a wide array of other activities for its 50,000 attendees of all ages from 45 states and 26 countries to easily enjoy. With 50 individual vendors, as well as specialty fairs, the fest not only supports local businesses and economy, but also promotes the Chicago arts community as a whole.
The full Chicago festival lineup so far, including Willis Earl Beal who we recently hosted in the same city (where Willis happens to also live), is listed below...

Continue reading "Pitchfork Music Fest 2012 initial lineup announced"

photos by Erez Avissar

The Field

The Field welcomed Looping State of Mind, his new LP, on October 10 and has been touring in support. Before he hit Moogfest this past weekend, Axel Willner and co played a show at Le Poisson Rouge on 10/25 as part of the string of North American dates that continue on the left coast tonight (in LA at Los Globos). Pictures from the NYC show are in this post. More of them, along with all tour dates (including the Battles-curated day of ATP's The Nightmare Before Christmas), below...

Continue reading "The Field played Le Poisson Rouge (pics)"

photos by Diana Wong

Tangerine Dream & fan
Tangerine Dream

The annual music festival Moogfest took place this Halloween weekend down in Asheville, North Carolina. Countless bands we know and love played over the course of its three days including The Antlers, Atlas Sound, Austra, Anika, The Field, AraabMuzik, Flying Lotus, Chromeo, TV on the Radio, Moby, Matthew Dear, Tangerine Dream, and many more. And that was just Friday. Friday pictures are in this post.

As NPR points out:

"Tangerine Dream has wore many hats during a prolific 35-year career: Krautrock, New Age, film scores and pioneering synth music, to start. The group has consistently worked at a steady clip, generating 116 (!) live and studio albums in spite of its many personnel changes. Edgar Froese, the creative force behind Tangerine Dream, is the only remaining original member."
Tangerine Dream played a two hour set at the fest. You can listen to the whole thing at NPR who have streaming sets from Austra, Atlas Sound, Tim Hecker, The Field, CANT and others too. The rest of our pictures from the first of three days, below...

Continue reading "Moogfest 2011 - Day 1 in pics & streams (Tangerine Dream, Moby, TV on the Radio, Austra, Chromeo, Antlers & more)"

Creators Project


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.

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:
Saturday 12-10pm
Sunday 12-8pm
Except for Karen O at St Ann's, it's all free with RSVP.

Lineup, venue list, etc, below...

Continue reading "Creators Project announces 2 day DUMBO fest (Florence & the Machine, Atlas Sound, Company Flow, Four Tet, John Maus, more)"

by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: The Field - "Then It's White" (MP3)

The Field

Stockholm techno producer The Field (aka Alex Willner) will release his third full length album, Looping State of Mind on October 10 via Kompakt. As the name implys, the songs on the album build upon layers of rhythmic loops and with no song under seven minutes, those loops are able lock you in to the state of mind that The Field is describing. You can download one of the album's slower cuts, "Then It's White," above.

The Field will tour North America in support of the album this fall. That tour hasn't been announced in full yet, but we know that it includes a NYC show on October 25 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets for the show are on sale now. The Field is also playing ATP Nightmare Before Christmas in the UK. He plays as part of the 12/10 lineup, which was curated by Battles, whose drummer he collaborated with on his 2009 LP Yesterday and Today.

All dates, album art, and tracklist below...

Continue reading "The Field announces new album & tour (MP3 & dates)"

DOWNLOAD: Miracle Fortress - Raw Spectacle (Pantha du Prince Remix) (MP3)

Junior Boys art for It's All True
Junior Boys Art for It's All True

"The striking image included with this announcement is a detail of the [new Junior Boys] album's cover, a deceptively abstract image taken by [Junior Boy] Jeremy Greenspan's sister of the UK Pavilion in Shanghai, China. Greenspan made an extended visit to Shanghai to write and begin recording It's All True. Traces of the influence of the trip can not only be seen but heard in tracks like the album opener "Itchy Fingers" whose exotic middle eight features local musicians Greenspan recorded during his sojourn. With much of the album composed and conceived, Greenspan returned to his native Hamilton, Ontario and was joined by [Junior Boy] Matthew Didemus to record in earnest at the band's recently constructed studio where Greenspan had recently mixed and recorded a few tracks on Caribou's most recent album, Swim." - Domino Records
Junior Boys will hit the road in June with Graham Van Pelt's Miracle Fortress, tagging NYC at Webster Hall on June 14th along the way. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale at noon on 5/4, and regular sale on Friday. All tour dates are listed below.

June 14th is also the date, It's All True, Junior Boy's new LP for Domino is released. The album's first single, "Banana Ripple," will be out in 12" format even sooner, on May 31st with a remix by The Field on the b-side. Listen to "Banana Ripple", all nine minutes of it, streaming below. Domino is giving away another song in trade for an email.

Miracle Fortress also have a new LP called Was I the Wave? which is out May 17th on Secret City Records. Download the Pantha Du Prince remix of "Raw Spectacle" off that album, above. Listen to the unremixed version alongside the cover art and full tracklisting below.

Continue reading "Junior Boys & Miracle Fortress touring, releasing new albums (dates, MP3s, a Pantha Du Prince remix, cover art & stuff)"

by BBG

DOWNLOAD: Maserati - "Pyramid Of The Moon" (MP3 EDIT)

Maserati 2009

Shrinebuilder and Maserati have very little in common, musically speaking. One relies on bluesy/sludgy riffage and post-metal roar, while the other is more concerned with muscling you out on the dancefloor. Yet both have absolutely incendiary live shows and now, both have killer songs called "Pyramid Of The Moon".

I've been a long-time fan of Maserati's spacey kraut-rock dancefloor-FONK and I'm excited for new material which will come soon in the form of a limited-edition 12" for "Pyramid Of The Moon". The song, and alternate version of the title track from the band's forthcoming album (!) Pyramid of The Sun, is available in edited form, for the first time, above, and will appear in all its extended nine-plus-minute glory along with a remix by The Field on the 12". Preorder it.

The new LP will include some of the final recordings of Jerry Fuchs, whose untimely passing left the band and the Brooklyn music community shaken. The LP, mixed with Justin Van Der Volgen (!!!, Out Hud, TBD) and Temporary Residence Limited founder Jeremy deVine (Sonna), includes collaborations with Steve Moore (Zombi) and will hit store shelves on 11/9. Make sure and check that out, it definitely cooks.

And speaking of !!!, openers have been announced for their upcoming 2-night run at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Fol Chen and Midnight Magic open the 11/6 show. Onra and Pattern is Movement play support on 11/7. Tickets (including the 2-day pass) are still on sale.

Continue reading "Maserati MP3 from 'Pyramid of the Sun', Chk Chk Chk openers "

The Field
The Field

"As with most of the Field's music, Yesterday and Today works better through headphones than in the club. You'd get too many people transfixed, just staring out into the middle distance. But that's what makes it such a powerful experience to listen to on your own. So cue up "Sequenced": let its static alternation and its basic bass and hi-hat drift through you and out across an icy landscape. It's the pulse of 2009. " [PopMatters]
Hopefully you had a good time getting down Friday night. Get ready to do some more dancing tonight (Saturday, 6/19) and read on for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see Fatboy Slim at Terminal 5 next Wednesday:

Continue reading "the week in Dance w/ Showtrotta (part 2) (The Field, Juan Maclean, Iggy Pop, Fatboy Slim ticket contest & more) "

DOWNLOAD: The Juan Maclean - One Day (James Curd remix) (MP3)

The Juan Maclean @ Santos Party House (more by Faith-Ann Young)
The Juan MacLean

The previously NYC-less Juan MacLean/The Field tour has added a NYC date. That show will be Saturday, June 20th at Webster Hall. Tickets go on AmEx presale Wednesday, April 22nd at noon. General sale starts Friday, April 24th at noon.

The Juan MacLean just played a CD release show for their new record, The Future Will Come, (out now on DFA) at (Le) Poisson Rouge on April 17th. Before the show Juan told Impose, "Our friend Justine books the place, so we just kind of follow where she goes. I think people out of town find this hard to believe, there really aren't any good clubs here....especially not for DJing."

A remix of "One Day," off that record, is posted (again) above. There's a video for the song too. All updated Juan MacLean/Field tour dates below...

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