Entries tagged with: Tropic of Pisces

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by Andrew Sacher

"The first half of us made it to NYC. Waiting for the rest!!! Loving the weather ;-)" - KiT

KiT

There are plenty of bands that have tried to do the "traditional music remixed with electronica" thing and truthfully, many of them kind of suck. But KiT pulls it off extremely well, with a zero-cheese approach and an electronic sound that manages to be organic, raw and heavy all at once. The band's most recent single is "Jackhammer," featuring a bubbling beat with Dutch house synths, baile funk-influenced drum fills and dancehall vocals, and it could easily become the global bass hit of the summer. [MTV Iggy]
KiT (aka Kuenta i Tambú) hail from Curaçao and the mix the traditional Caribbean music style Tambu with modern day electronic styles resulting in what they call "tambutronic." Their recent single "Jackhammer" does this in a super fun way, and like the review quoted above opines, does so "with a zero-cheese approach." Watch its video below.

KiT are in NYC this week to play globalFEST at Webster Hall on Sunday (1/12) with a ton of different performers from around the world (sold out), but you can catch part of the group much sooner than that. They'll DJ with live vocals in Brooklyn at Baby's All Right TONIGHT (1/9) with Cookies and Tropic of Pisces. Show starts at 9 and they go on around midnight.

UPDATE: Check out a picture from the Baby's All Right show!

Video below...

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by Bill Pearis

photo by Kyle Dean Reinford
ToP

When not playing guitar in Oberhofer, Matt Scheiner makes his own music under the name Tropic of Pisces. "Tropic" being a key word, this is breezy stuff and may just be an antidote for some to winter's chill. Tropic of Pisces' new EP, Symmetry, comes out February 25 via Ooh La La. We've got the premiere of the EP's title track and you can stream that below.

You can also go see Tropic of Pisces live if you're going to be in the NYC area. They play Glasslands on Monday (12/9) with Klaus, Tropic of Pisces, Imaginary Weapons, Cameron Hull, and the Oh My Goth DJs. This show is free to anyone 21 or over.

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by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Moon King - "Only Child" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Moon King - "Sleeping In My Car" (MP3)

Moon King

Moon King (the project of Daniel Woodhead, who sometimes plays live with his brother Airick's band Doldrums, and along with Airick and Austra bassist Dorian Wolf was a member of Spiral Beach) released his first EP, Obsession I, this week (8/14) via Mike from Fucked Up's label, One Big Silence. Rather than his brother's experimental work in Doldrums, Daniel and his Moon King partner Maddy Wilde opt for a dream pop sound that recalls the poppier moments of My Bloody Valentine or earlier M83. You can stream the EP in its entirety below and download two of its tracks, "Sleeping In My Car" and "Only Child," above. You can also watch the video for "Only Child" latter below. The EP can be purchased on vinyl or digital via One Big Silence's site.

Moon King will be in NYC for two three shows in September, including Big Snow on September 14, Cameo on September 15 with The Hundred in the Hands, and Pianos on September 18 with Tropic of Pisces and Neighbors. Tickets for the Cameo show and the Pianos show are on sale now. No other US dates to report at the moment, but Moon King will be doing a short Canadian run at the end of August. All dates are listed below.

For The Hundred in the Hands, the Cameo show is one of a few remaining dates for the band who have been touring all summer in support of their new album, Red Night (out now via Warp).

A list of all dates, video and stream below...

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