Entries tagged with: True Panther

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by Andrew Sacher

Shlohmo

LA producer Shlohmo has been on a steady rise since dropping some promising solo material a few years ago, followed by killer collaborations with How to Dress Well, Banks and Jeremih, and now he's signed to True Panther and just put out his first single for the label, "Emerge From Smoke." It's out digitally now and will be out physically on March 17 backed by "Ode To The Whip," via both True Panther and Shlohmo's longtime home WeDidIt. Stream the murky, bass-heavy a-side of the new single below.

Shlohmo will also go on a tour in 2015 which includes his largest headlining show in NYC yet: Irving Plaza on April 11. Tickets for that show go on sale at 1 PM on Friday (12/12).

All dates are listed, with the tour flyer and new song stream, below...

Continue reading "Shlohmo signs to True Panther for new single, announces 2015 tour, Irving Plaza included (dates, stream)"

Little Dragon

Swedish electronic pop band Little Dragon are currently in NYC, having just played twice last night (2/13), first they DJ'd for the Painted Black series at Irving Plaza, and then played an actual set at 2:30am to a crowd dressed in black tie at The Box for the swanky venue's 7th anniversary party hosted by Belvedere Vodka. The band are hanging around to DJ again this Saturday (2/15) at Up and Down NYC (244 W 14th St, aka the space that used to be The Darby). That goes from 10 PM to 4 AM with Little Dragon and True Panther Sound System both DJing. Flyer below. As mentioned, they'll also perform on Letterman on 2/19.

Saturday's DJ night is the first in a series of DJ nights Little Dragon is doing internationally called 'Nabuma Nights' in support of their new LP, Nabuma Rubberband. That album comes out on May 13 in the US via Loma Vista and a day earlier in the UK via Because Music. The album's first single is the appropriately titled "Klapp Klapp," which the band played live at the Box and plans to make two music videos for. The first of those videos, directed by Taylor Cohen and creative directed by big-name director Nabil (Kanye, Frank Ocean, Bon Iver), is out now and can be watched below. Nabil also directed the second one, which is coming soon. That's the album art above, and the tracklist is below as well.

After Little Dragon's stay in NYC, they have other live dates coming up, including Coachella. All of those dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Little Dragon announce new LP 'Nabuma Rubberband' & video, played the Box, DJing Up & Down, touring (video & tour dates)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Glasser / Kelela
CMJ
CMJ

The True Panther/Terrible Records CMJ showcase went down this past Tuesday (10/15) at Music Hall of Williamsburg, headlined by Glasser, who's doing a few CMJ shows as part of her tour in support of her new Interiors album. The rest of the showcase included Lil Jabba, the eccentric Kirin J Callinan, Brooklyn art pop musician Empress Of (who played a lot of new stuff), and forward-thinking R&B singer Kelela, who's been a pretty hot name at CMJ following the release of her CUT 4 ME mixtape. Pictures of that showcase are in this post.

Kirin J Callinan plays our FREE BrooklynVegan day party at Baby's All Right (146 Broadway) today. The show goes from noon to 6 and he's on at 12:45 PM.

Kelela plays Pitchfork's electronic show at 285 Kent on Saturday (10/19).

And Empress Of has a ton of upcoming shows in NYC (CMJ and post-CMJ).

More pictures from MHOW below...

Continue reading "Glasser, Kelela, Empress Of, Kirin J Callinan & Lil Jabba played the Terrible/True Panther showcase @ MHOW (pics)"

Glasser at MHOW in 2010 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Glasser

Glasser is releasing her sophomore album, Interiors, on October 8 via True Panther. It's the followup to her debut, Ring, which came out on the same label back in 2010. Glasser already made a video for one of the album's singles, "Shape," and now she's got another for the track "Design." Check it out below.

Following the release of the new album, Glasser will go on a tour which hits NYC for CMJ. She'll play the True Panther/Terrible Records showcase on October 15 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Other artists TBA. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday (9/13) at noon, or you can try to get in using your CMJ badge.

All dates are listed, along with both music videos, below...

Continue reading "Glasser released a new video from upcoming LP, announces tour, playing MHOW during CMJ (dates)"

by Andrew Sacher

Darq E Freaker
Darq E Freaker

Danny Brown, who has a tour with Action Bronson on the way, is saying he'll release his new album, Old, at some point this October, and he just released a new song (that may or may not appear on the album) produced by London's Darq E Freaker. The song is called "Hand Stand," it's a real banger, and you can stream it below.

Meanwhile, Darq E Freaker will be in NYC this weekend to play Warm Up at MoMA PS1 on Saturday (8/17) with King Britt (Hyperdub), J. Cole, Bangladesh, World's Fair, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Star Eyes, and Jubilee. Tickets for Warm Up are still available.

Before Warm Up, Darq E Freaker will play a True Panther party in Brooklyn TONIGHT (8/16) at Cameo with Hyetal (who played Warm Up last weekend), Zora Jones and Throwing Shade. Tonight's party runs from 10 PM to 4 AM and admission is $5 at the door.

Then on Saturday after Warm Up, True Panther is hosting an unofficial party at Williamsburg Italian restaurant ISA's upstairs space (348 Wythe, right by Death by Audio) with some of those same names, including Hyetal and Zora Jones (who DJs b2b with Sinjin Hawke), in addition to A$AP's DJ J. Scott and Loric (of Water Borders, who played Warm Up in 2011). That one goes from 10 to 3 and is FREE.

Stream "Hand Stand" below...

Continue reading "Darq E Freaker produced a new Danny Brown track, playing Warm Up & a True Panther party this weekend"

DOWNLOAD: DJ Dodger Stadium - Warm Up/FADER Mix (MP3)

Hyetal
Hyetal

This weekend, NYC label True Panther will be throwing a party on Rockaway Beach at the Playland Motel on Sunday. It features DJ sets by UK producer Hyetal, Brooklyn synth popsters Lemonade, Paris' 2 Chenz, Van Rivers, Cool Places Soundsystem, and "some very very special guests." It runs from 4PM to 2AM and it's totally free. More info at the Facebook event. Flyer below.

Hyetal is in town this weekend for his previously discussed appearances at Glasslands on Friday (8/9 with Braille (of Sepalcure), Jim-E Stack, and DJ True Panther (tickets) and Warm Up at MoMA PS1 on Saturday (10/10) with his Velour collaborator Julio Bashmore, Detroit techno vets Octave One, and a collaboration from Jerome LOL and Samo Sound Boy under the name DJ Dodger Stadium (tickets).

DJ Dodger Stadium made this week's Warm Up/FADER Mix, and you download that above, or stream it below.

Meanwhile, Julio Bashmore got to NYC a little earlier in the week to open for fellow Jessie Ware collaborators Disclosure at their Central Park show with TNGHT. At that show, Sam Smith joined Disclosure on stage for "Latch," and he plays his own NYC show TONIGHT (8/8) at Mercury Lounge (sold out). Support at the show comes from Lawrence Rothman, who we also just caught at Glasslands last night (8/7).

Flyer and Warm Up mix below...

Continue reading "Hyetal is here, playing 3 NYC shows this weekend; DJ Dodger Stadium made this week's Warm Up mix"

by Andrew Sacher

Julio Bashmore
Julio Bashmore

Bristol, UK house producer Julio Bashmore has released some singles and EPs over the past few years, like "Au Seve," the first release on his own Boardwalk label, and earlier this year he provided the dancefloor-ready beat to Jessie Ware's "Imagine It Was Us" single (and some of her Devotion LP). He also released a collaborative single with Kowton called "Mirror Song" this month via Boardwalk, which was backed by Kowton's new track, "And What?." You can check out the video for "Mirror Song" and a stream of "And What?" below.

Julio is set to come to North America for a tour here this August. That tour includes his opening slot at the previously discussed Disclosure/TNGHT co-headlining show at Central Park Summerstage on August 6 (tickets), and his appearance at the just-announced Warm Up summer series at MoMA PS1. Julio plays Warm Up on August 10 with Detroit techno vets Octave One (live), Hyetal, and DJ Dodger Stadium (aka Jerome LOL and Samo Sound Boy). Tickets for all Warm Up shows go on sale June 5 at noon.

Hyetal, who also hails from Bristol, makes UK-style dubstep under his own name, and is also part of the duo Velour with Julio Bashmore. Earlier this year, Velour released the dancey single "Speedway" b/w "Dial," which you can stream both tracks from below. Hyetal's new solo album, Modern Worship, comes out on June 4 via True Panther, and you can stream two tracks from that album below too. His appearance at Warm Up is his only currently announced North American date.

All Julio Bashmore dates are listed, along with the tour flyer and streams/videos, below...

Continue reading "Jessie Ware collaborator Julio Bashmore announces North American tour; Hyetal releasing a new LP on True Panther"

Delorean at BV SXSW 2013 party (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
Delorean

We thought it was weird that Delorean were coming all the way to Philly without stopping in NYC so we're pleased to learn that one day before the Philly show they'll be stopping in Brooklyn for a show at 285 Kent on April 11. The Philly show is with Autre Ne Veut, Doldrums and Jacques Greene, but for the NYC show Delorean will play with Mas Ysa, Van Rivers, and True Panther Sound System. Tickets for that one are on sale now.

Updated dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Delorean adds Brooklyn show before Philly (updated dates)"

by Bill Pearis

A still from 'The Existential Adventures of Tim Maia'
Tim Maia

Tim Maia had a huge voice, with appetites to match. The voice made him one of Brazil's most popular singers for nearly 30 years, a pioneer in adapting American soul music to Brazilian tastes; the outsized cravings for drugs, alcohol and food derailed his career, killing him in 1998, just as he seemed to be getting back on track.

But now, nearly 15 years later, Maia's comeback seems to be complete: a musical about him has been one of the biggest hits of the last year in his hometown, Rio de Janeiro; a biopic is in the works; and his influence can be heard in contemporary Brazilian pop stars like Seu Jorge and Marcelo D2. - [NY Times]

Back in October, Luaka Bop released Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia, a project the label had been trying to make happen for over ten years. You can stream the whole thing below via Rdio. To help promote the collection Luaka Bop made a short animated film chronicling Maia's wild life that is narrated by Devendra Banhart (who has a new album coming). It airs on cable network IFC on Monday (12/17). But folks in NYC can catch the premiere of the short at free screening of it at Videology in Williamsburg on Sunday (12/16). The afternoon party (5 - 7 PM) features DJs sets from Lemonade, True Panther Sound System and Matthew of RVNG Intl. There will also be "Christmas cookies, Christmas drinks and Christmas give-aways." More info is here.

Meanwhile, as mentioned, Lemonade are performing live Saturday night (12/15) at Glasslands, along with Rush Midnight, Star Eyes, Jubilee, with True Panther on DJ duty. It's a late show, doors at 11:30 PM, and tickets are still available. Lemonade and True Panther, don't forget to set your alarm on Sunday!

Flyer for the premiere party and Tim Maia album stream are below.

Continue reading "Devendra Banhart narrates TIm Maia film; Lemonade DJing its premiere in NYC this weekend"

DOWNLOAD: Elite Gymnastics - "So Close to Paradise 3" (Physical Therapy Remix)
DOWNLOAD: Elite Gymnastics - "Here In Heaven 4 & 5" (CFCF Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: How to Dress Well - "Here In Heaven 3" (Elite Gymnastics Cover) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Elite Gymnastics - "Minneapolis Belongs To You 3" (LOL Boys Remix) (MP3)

Elite Gymnastics
Elite Gymnastics

Brooklyn's Lemonade, whose new album Diver comes out later this month via True Panther, will play a local show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 2 with Teengirl Fantasy and Elite Gymnastics. Tickets go on sale Wednesday (5/16) at noon.

Last month, Lemonade released a 12" for Diver single, "Neptune" featuring remixes from Mike Simonetti, Sinjin Hawke, Pasternak, and Jacques Renault. Grab the original HERE and stream all four remixes below.

The MHOW show will be the first NYC show for Minneapolis K-Pop influenced electronic duo Elite Gymnastics, who just wrapped up a tour with Sleigh Bells and Javelin. They've got a bunch of free releases on their tumblr, including the recently released RUIN 3, which compiles covers and remixes of tracks from the impressive RUIN 1 and 2, which have since been combined for a not-free vinyl release on Acephale. RUIN 3 includes remixes by CFCF, LOL Boys, and Physical Therapy and a cover by How to Dress Well, all of which you can download above or stream below. It also includes remixes by Natalie Bootleg and Anime Skyscraper, the latter of which you can stream below.

Their next release, RUIN 4, is available for pre-order at the Acephale webstore as a bundle with poster, buttons, and t-shirt. The CD includes two previously unreleased tracks from the RUIN sessions, all of RUIN 3, and more TBA.

Speaking of Sleigh Bells, they've announced a set of July tour dates that include Making Time 12th Anniversary HYPER-RAGER in Philly. All dates are listed, along with the above-mentioned streams, below...

Continue reading "Lemonade releasing 'Diver,' playing a show w/ Elite Gymnastics (who are making their NYC debut); Sleigh Bells touring"

DOWNLOAD: Lemonade - "Neptune" (MP3)

Lemonade at BEMF 2010 (more by Chris Doss)
Lemonade

Brooklyn's Lemonade are set to release their second full length album, Diver, on May 29 via True Panther. It follows their self titled debut LP in 2008 and 2010's Pure Moods EP. The album's lead single, "Neptune," is a large dose of radio-ready pop with the chill synths and polyrhythms of labelmates Delorean and Tanlines. Grab a download of it above. The album artwork and tracklist are below.

The band will tour this spring supporting Neon Indian on his ongoing tour. They aren't scheduled to play at Neon Indian's Terminal 5 show (5/12) (tickets) (no one else is either), but they are on all of his other late April and May dates. However, you can catch Lemonade play a local show this week at Brooklyn Bowl on Wednesday (3/14) with Tezeo and Faith. The show is free with RSVP or $5 tickets are on sale. The flier is below.

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

Continue reading "Lemonade releasing 'Diver', playing shows (MP3 & dates)"

by Andrew Sacher

Laurel Halo at PS1 in July (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Laurel Halo

Brooklyn electronic duo Blondes will release their self-titled debut full length on February 7 via RVNG Intl. The album's got eight original tracks and a second disc with remixes of every track by Laurel Halo, Teengirl Fantasy, Andy Stott and others. They've got a video for album track "Wine," which, like their 2010 EP Touched, is what it would probably have sounded like if Manuel Gottsching made house music. You can watch that video below, along with the Teengirl Fantasy remix of the same song. The artwork and tracklist are below too.

Blondes have an NYC show coming up on December 16 at 285 Kent Ave with Ital, Dariius, Laurel Halo (DJ), and Vibes Management DJs. More info on this show below.

Laurel Halo, whose Hour Logic EP is ending up on a few year end lists, also plays a headlining show a few days earlier at Glasslands on December 13 with Forma, Corps Exquis, and Lorna Dune. Tickets for that show are available. If you still haven't heard Hour Logic, it was an unexpected turn towards ambient IDM which hardly ever reveals the vocals that dominated her synthy dream pop EP, King Felix. Fortunately, she's great at both sounds. Hour Logic is streaming in full below.

Teengirl Fantasy also DJs at a True Panther party TONIGHT (12/9) at Cameo with DJ sets by Lemonade, Tanlines, Van Rivers (of Glasser who also have a 285 Kent show on 12/17), and Cool Places Soundsystem, who also DJs the King Krule show at Glasslands (1/13). The flier for the True Panther show is below.

Speaking of Ital, whose real name is Daniel Martin-McCormick and who was a member of 2000s Dischord band Black Eyes, then went on to form Mi Ami with Black Eyes bandmate Jacob Long, and also records music under the moniker Sex Worker, he's teaming up with electronic label Planet Mu (who just put out the new Keep Shelly in Athens EP) for his next release, Hive Mind, which is due out on February 13. You can stream and pre-order the entire thing at Planet Mu's website.

All dates, video, song streams, and other stuff below...

Continue reading "Laurel Halo shows, Blondes, Ital and a True Panther party too"

Little Red

I heard a not-so-good review of Australian band Little Red's performance at the True Panther CMJ showcase at Glasslands on Wednesday. Did you catch them? What did you think? Do you want to see them again? If so, they play one more NYC show before heading out on a North American tour that ends in LA on 11/8. You can catch them at the Delancey tonight (10/24) with Aways Away and Duniven.

The new LP Midnight Remember is out via True Panther this week. All tour dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Little Red playing NYC again tonight, touring (dates)"

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Tropical Popsicle - The Age of Attraction (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Bleached - "Think of You" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Fidlar - Oh (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: BNLX - Vaporize (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: BNLX - Garbage Strike (MP3)

Anybody see anything good last night? I couldn't make it out, myself, but am planning on making up for it tonight. Lot's of great options, go see some music. Again, this is not some comprehensive guide, just my picks.

Of any city in America, I really feel like I don't have much of a grasp on what's going on in Los Angeles, musically. San Francisco, sure. Seatlle, of course. Portland, uh huh. Chicago, Boston, Minneapolis, Austin... I think I get the gist. But not L.A. so much, which is why I'm very curious about the indigenous/Spaceland showcase at Cake Shop tonight.

Amongst the angels playing tonight: Tropical Popsicle make hazy, tripped-out indiepop that might take you as high as the 13 Floor if your elevator goes that way. Trop Pop have toured with Pains of Being Pure at Heart and, while the sound ain't exactly new, the songs are pretty catchy. You can download a track off their latest EP at the top of this post. Please, however, don't go to this show yelling for them to play "Everybody Dry Fuck on the Dance Floor" -- that's a different Tropical Popsicle.

You've probably heard of Bleached (ex-Mika Miko) by this point if you've read any CMJ coverage this year. Again, familiar territory here but I like what I've heard. Bleached a playing a bunch this week, including the BV day party on Friday (10/21). All CMJ dates below

The rest of the bill: Fidlar is garage pop not unlike Ty Segall whose is out on influential label White Iris (check out an MP3 above). They sing about getting high almost as much as Bethany Cosentino and this is one of three shows they're playing tonight (also 7:30 at Santos, Midnight at Shea Stadium).

Yes, I'm still writing about the Cake Shop show...The Audacity (great name, seriously!) are from Fullerton and have toured with TY on the West Coast and are not to be confused with this cool dude; Races are signed to FrenchKiss and are kind of the odd band out on this bill, musically, as they're big, emotive anthemic rock (they also play the BV show Friday); Guards is ex Willowz, and then there's also Weekend who are from San Francisco but the coast is correct and who play the BV Official CMJ showcase Friday night (10/21) at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

King Krule
King Krule

Okay, moving away from Cake Shop (and L.A.),  there's the True Panther showcase tonight at Glasslands which is notable for many reasons but probably mostly as the U.S. debut of King Krule, aka South London teenager Archy Marshall who used to record under the moniker Zoo Kid. Marshall looks like he stepped out of 1956 but his sound is definitely now. Check out a stream from King Krule's forthcoming EP at the bottom of this post. KK will also play Gorilla Vs. Bear/YoursTruly's unofficial party at Shea Stadium tomorrow.

Little Red
King Krule

Also playing are Australia's Little Red who are probably the most straightforward band the label's ever signed. This is the sort of big heartland pop that was unavoidable in the '80s (Springsteen, Waterboys, The Call). This kind of stuff (which Canada's Arkells do as well) is totally out of fashion over here -- though not in Australia -- but the hooks are undeniable. Their album, Midnight Remember, is out next week.

The rest of the True Panther lineup: Tanlines, who really need to make an album (please) and the mayhem that is Trash Talk. Four bands who sound nothing alike! That's what you want at CMJ.

Davila 666 (more by Chris La Putt)

If you like the kind of bands that normally play DIY venues but enjoy a smoke-free envoirnment and good sound, and don't mind paying more for beer to get those things, Knitting Factory's got a great night of garage, punk and garage punk, headlined by the truly aweome Davila 666. They are a party no matter where they play.

Mouthbreathers

Also on the bill are Lawrence, KS's Mouthbreathers whose new 7" is out on In the Red Records and is streamable below. The band features members of Rooftop Vigilantes and Blood on the Wall and make the kind of sneering, melodic punk that is loud, fast and -- in the case of their live shows -- out of control. I dig. Also playing the Knit show are the Barreracudas, HiFi Fantom, and Audacity. This will be a gauranteed fun show.

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Arlene's Grocery seems to be the Canadian musical embassy for CMJ. M for Montreal's big showcase happens there on Friday (10/21) and tonight is the Canadian Blast with five bands from Up There you might not be familiar with. NYC tends to get the artier Canadian bands, from Montreal and Vancouver usually, but tonight showcases the more commercial side of indie, be it rock (Papermaps, The Reason) dance (Bikini, Data Romance) or in-between (Dinosaur Bones).

BNLX

I'm a big fan of enigmatic Minneapolis duo BNLX who are at the Rock Shop tonight (8PM) with Kaiser Cartel, Pretty Good Dance Moves and more. Actually, BNLX are now a trio, having just added a drummer to aid in their sonic assault. If you like Honey's Dead era JAMC but wished that Morrissey occasionally sung with them and covered Ice Cube, you are going to love them. Wear earplugs. Check out a couple tracks above and if you can't make it tonight BNLX play again tomorrow (10/20) at Rebel at 11PM.

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And over at Webster Hall tonight are The Wombats, the 10th most popular show of CMJ week, at least by those who logged into CMJ's Sched site. I'll admit to liking early singles like "Moving to New York" but that they are filling Webster Hall now seems a bit inexplicable to me. They do know how to write a catchy chorus though.

Unnoficial CMJ:

Tonight's the Domino Records/Stereogum/Todd P party at 285 Kent with Twin Sister, John Maus, Oneohtrix Point Never, and Deradoorian... $10 though a CMJ badge will get you in for half that. Advanced tickets are now available at the venue for this show today.

At 13 Thames, you can catch Spanish Prisoners, Sun Glitters, Chrome Sparks, fthrsn and Bushwiccan. Spanish Prisoners brand new album, Gold Fools, is a free download on their Bandcamp this week only. It's definitely worth checking out.

At Death by Audio it's Talk Normal, Grass Widow, The Golden Awesome, Coasting and Brute Heart.

And DIY venue MHoW has The Arctic Monkeys.

Ok that's my picks for tonight. What am I missing? What are YOU going to see? Videos, flyers, streams, etc are below.

Continue reading "CMJ 2011 - Bill's Wednesday nighttime picks (LA bands, King Krule Davila 666, Fidlar, Bleached, BNLX & more)"

King Krule

Archy Marshall, who previously operated under the Zoo Kid moniker, now records as King Krule. He'll release a self titled EP under the name on November 8 via True Panther. That's the album art above. You can check out the EP's last track, "The Noose of Jah City," along with the tracklist below.

King Krule has a few international dates coming up including some CMJ shows, which will also act as his US debut. He's scheduled to play the True Panther showcase at Glasslands on October 19 with Tanlines, Trash Talk, Lemonade, Teengirl Fantasy, and Little Red. He'll also play a Fader Fort CMJ Party on October 21 and a secret True Panther warehouse party on October 22. Stay tuned for more details on those.

Trash Talk also have other CMJ shows including a late one at Cake Shop on Thursday, October 20:

LIFE or DEATH PR CMJ SHOWCASE
THE CAKE SHOP

Doors at 7PM - 4AM., $12.00
FREE BEER FROM LONG TRAIL. DASSS WASSUP
DJ sets from NNA TAPES & Todd Pendu / ElectricLady
8PM Cheeseburger
9PM Chelsea Wolfe
10PM Psychic Ills
11:15PM Chrome Sparks
12AM Wise Blood
1AM Main Attrakionz
2 AM Trash Talk
3 AM SPECIAL GUESTS
Life or Death PR also rep Odd Future and GZA, so that 3am special guest should be interesting. Trash talk ALSO play Santos on Saturday, October 22 with Kylesa and others (details TBA soon).

Trash Talk have a new video for "Burn Alive" off their upcoming Awake EP, which comes out next week (10/11) via True Panther. Check out that video and one for the EP's title track below.

Australian new wavers Little Red also play the Windish Agency CMJ Showcase at Pianos on October 19 with Exitmusic, Cloud Nothings, Casiokids, Wim, and Bikini. Tickets are on sale now.

All dates, videos, song stream, and other stuff below...

Continue reading "King Krule, Little Red & Trash Talk are True Panther labelmates, playing CMJ shows & stuff (dates)"

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Magic Kids - Summer (MP3)

Magic Kids

Memphis's Magic Kids are currently on tour with Ariel Pink and will be in NYC this week for a couple of shows. Memphis is also the name of their debut album which is out on August 24 via True Panther Sounds. It's an impressive homage to '60s baroque pop, with a giant debt to Brian Wilson and Phil Spector and the Zombies - treacly sunshine pop that stops just short of cavity-inducing. The orchestration is rather swoony. Live, Magic Kids reek with Up With People positive vibes, almost to the point that I wonder how genuine they are about all this, but then I think I'm just old and cynical and need to just relax and soak in the rays. It's a nice record.

I haven't seen them play since last summer when they only had one single out, so I'm looking forward to catching them now that I've heard the album. Reminder: Magic Kids open for Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti on Saturday (7/24) at Irving Plaza and we're giving away THREE pairs of tickets. Details below.

Additionally, if you'd rather see them on a boat, Magic Kids are playing a Rocks Off concert cruise on Monday, July26 which actually sounds like it might be fun. Tickets are $10, and we have five pairs to give away! Details below.

Flyer and all dates down there to...

Continue reading "Magic Kids on tour w/ Ariel Pink, playing on a boat (win tix) "

words by Rachel Kowal, photo by Diana Wong

DOWNLOAD: Delorean -- "Stay Close" (Banana Clipz Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Tanlines - Real Life (Basic Needs remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Tanlines - Real Life (MP3)

Delorean

The eccentrically dressed Cameron Mesirow bounded on stage at the Bowery Ballroom to kick off Saturday night's show (7/10). Mesirow, the woman who parades under the moniker Glasser, proceeded to spastically dance around the stage, mic in hand. Mesirow makes whimsical, dreamlike music with more than a touch of dramatic flair. When she wasn't dancing around stage, she would often crouch down and stare out at the audience intently as she struck odd, animal-like struck poses. With her eyes open wide and her arms out in front of her, she did a pretty solid zombie impression. I sometimes struggle with this theatrical kind of delivery (Zola Jesus springs to mind), but Glasser is better at keeping things light. Her vocals are haunting and delicate without being overly dramatic and showy. Glasser definitely helped get the audience in the mood for a night full of dancing.

Next up on the all True Panter-signed artist bill was a heavy dose of pop-infused techno music from the Brooklyn-based duo Tanlines. Though their beats were for the most part pre-programmed, Eric Emm sang and played the guitar over the loops that Jesse Cohen managed. The sound was decent overall, but the vocals did sometimes get swallowed in the mix as the layers of sound got thicker. As Tanlines' set unfolded, the people immediately in front of the stage began wildly dancing and the crowd stepped back to give them more space. As it turns out, the dancing was only getting started.

It was midnight when Delorean finally took the stage, but the crowd was still enthused. The mood was festive and fiercely energetic. The house's giant disco ball is typically reserved for a single song or two, but it sent shimmering splashes of light over the room for nearly all of Delorean's set.

Keeping in line with the two openers, Delorean also utilized electronic drums to some extent - though this time the drum pads were supplemented by free-standing cymbals to form some sort of a hybrid kit.

The audience began thrashing around during the very first song and it only got more rowdy as Delorean got further into their set. People were jumping up and down in time to the beat, their hands raised up. Half-full cups of beer were thrown into the air, their contents rained down to soak the frenzied crowd. Though the show was sold-out, the crowd was thinner than usual, which was probably for the best - all the more room for dancing.

It's been a long time since I've seen New Yorkers let loose that much at a show - especially one at a midsized venue. The movement spread to the back of the room and even extended to the balcony where people had abandoned the comfort of their chairs.

Back on stage, the members of Delorean were dancing, too - especially the keyboard player who was bouncing around so much that it's a wonder that he managed to hit the right notes. The infectious beats complimented their melodic but largely indecipherable vocals to create a trance-like state both in the crowd and on stage. The Barcelona-based group powered through their songs without stopping much to talk, as if they were worried about breaking their momentum.

Delorean played a relatively short set with just a single song for the encore, but they definitely went out on a high note.

Exactly one week earlier, Delorean and Glasser shared a bill at PS1. Four days after that Delorean played to a packed crowd in Stuy Town. Delorean's next NYC show is this year's final Pool Party (where they play along with two "secret special guests").

Tanlines' next show is August 27th at the Whitney.

Delorean hits Great Scott in MA tonight. All tour dates below...

Continue reading "Delorean, Tanlines & Glasser played Bowery Ballroom in NYC"

photos by Benjamin Lozovsky, words by Andrew Frisicano

no babies in sight this time..
Delorean

Spain's Delorean played a packed, celebratory free set to a crowd of New Yorkers at the Stuy Town Oval on Wednesday (7/7), appropriately, the same day Spain advanced to the World Cup Finals. A vuvuzela sat on stage (and mercifully remained silent) (unlike at the recent Peelander-Z show). Pictures from that show are in this post.

Delorean continues their NYC stay with a DJ set tonight (7/8) at Littlefield with resident DJs Raspberry Jones and Treeboy.

After that, Delorean is playing a sold-out Bowery Ballroom show on Saturday, July 10th. And then they'll be back for the end-of-the-season Pool Party on August 29th (two headliners TBA).

Previously, Delorean kicked off PS1's Warm up series with Janka Nabay, Glasser and others. And Janka played with another Spaniard, El Guincho, at (Le) Poisson Rouge last night (7/7) - which was El Guincho's second show of the night (earlier he played the SummerStage).

Janka continues his own week of busy shows with a rooftop gig in Bushwick (details below) on Friday and a World Cup Finals party at Zebulon on Sunday with Baye Kouyate. Then he's back at Zebulon with Cafe Antarsia Ensemble on July 31st. If you've noticed, Janka has a new band, the Bubu Gang, which features members of Skeletons and Zs.

Another related Zebulon night, its monthly Cool Places Sound System dance party, put together by Tony from Zs/Bubu Gang and Dean from True Panther Sounds (Janka's label), is happening next on July 17th.

Janka Nabay's new video for his new song "Ah Mufan" (which you can buy here), his tour dates, and more pictures of Delorean at the Oval are below...

Continue reading "Delorean played Stuy Town (pics), Spain beat Germany, Janka Nabay played LPR w/ El Guincho (and is playing more dates)"

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Delorean and NYC go together. Starting with CMJ the Spanish band has played here many times in many places and will continue to do so this summer. Most recently the group played sold out shows at Glasslands and Pianos. Coming up they have a sold out show at Bowery Ballroom (July 10), a free show in Stuy Town (July 7), a free show at the Williamsburg Waterfront (Aug 29), AND a $15 show that is PS1's "Warm Up" season opener this Saturday, July 3rd...

July 3rd
Delorean / True Panther Sounds, Barcelona, Spain (live)
Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang / Sierra Leone/Brooklyn (live)
Glasser / True Panther Sounds, Los Angeles/New York (live)
John Talabot / Permanent Vacation/Hivern, Barcelona, Spain (DJ set)
Korallreven / Acéphale Records, Sweden (DJ set)
"On Warm Up Saturdays, from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., the admission fee to MoMA PS1 and Warm Up is $15. Included in this price is access to all exhibitions and Warm Up."

Pictured above is Janka Nabay (he is the Bubu King!). I took the picture during CMJ at Pianos. It was the True Panther showcase. Glasser and Delorean were also on the bill. AT the time it hadn't been announced yet that Delorean signed to True Panther (which is now part of Matador which is part of Beggars). Delorean's album, Subiza, is out now (on True Panther).

PS1 flyer below...

Continue reading "Delorean (and Janka Nabay) help kick off PS1 this weekend (and play Stuy Town & Bowery & the Pool...)"

Most awesome show tonight for @truepanther with Lemonade + Tanlines + Blondes + Pictureplane and new fav beats man Janka Nabay.-ilirjana

photos by Erez Avissar

Tanlines...
Tanlines

Tanlines, Lemonade and Janka Nabay played a co-release party at Monster Island on Friday, March 5th for each of their three EPs. Tanlines' Settings is out March 9th (today) on True Panther Sounds/Matador Records, as are Lemonade's Pure Moods and Janka's Bubu King EPs. Also at the show were Pictureplane and Blondes.

The show took place right before Pictureplane played two more NYC shows, but with Washed Out and Small Black (the beginning of the three bands' tour together).

Tanlines play NYC again this Friday (3/12) at Eyebeam's Mixer: Olympiad (540 W 21st St) with Maluca and many many visual artists ("Artists, designers, musicians, engineers, and hackers alike will stage events that evoke the passion, the drive, the danger, and the majesty of competitive sport and mass spectacle. Join one of the five competing nations, and race for Olympic glory!") Tickets are on sale.

Lemonade is on tour with MNDR and These Are Powers, and plays Mercury Lounge on march 29th with Delorean and Brahms (tickets are on sale).

Most of the band mentioned here are heading to SXSW. Delorean, Lemonade, and Tanlines all play the True Panther showcase Todd P is hosting at Cheer Up Charlie's on March 18th. Tour dates for all of the above bands and more pictures are below...

Continue reading "Tanlines, Lemonade, Janka Nabay, Pictureplane & more played Monster Island (pics), touring (dates including SXSW) "

...five full days of parties at Cheer Up Charlie's

Cheer Up Charlies

Todd P has been downplaying his participation in unofficial SXSW activities this year. He made people think he wasn't returning to Austin at all due to his latest effort in Mexico, the MtyMx Festival (March 20th-22nd in Monterrey).

Not only will he be in Austin, he's just announced five full days of shows at his old haunt Ms Bea's (though it's now called Cheer Up Charlie's). His final free Austin day show even overlaps with Mexico. That said, it looks like he did step away from SXSW at least a little bit. Almost every one of the lineups has a listed curator. You can check them all out below...

Continue reading "Todd P returning to SXSW in 2010 afterall..."

Girls @ Bowery Ballroom in Nov (more by Vincent Cornelli)
Girls

San Francisco's Girls are currently on the road with their friends the Smith Westerns and Magic Kids, the many-membered pop group from Memphis who played NYC last July and whose debut LP, it was just announced, comes out later this year on True Panther Sounds (which is now part of Matador and also the label that put out the Girls record).

Girls will go on tour across North America this April with Sub Pop signees Dum Dum Girls. The trip finishes at Coachella, but before that, the bands will play a Saturday, April 3rd show at Webster Hall. Tickets on sale soon.

Before then, Dum Dum Girls have a February 21st show at Mercury Lounge with Frankie & The Outs, Sub Pop signees Happy Birthday and Coasting. Tickets are still on sale.

The Smith Westerns will also be in NYC in April - two shows were just announced. They'll play Market Hotel on April 3rd (the same night Girls are at Webster), and then Mercury Lounge with Sub Pop signees Male Bonding on April 4th (tickets on sale Friday at noon).

Dum Dums will be in the UK at the end of February and SXSW in March, where you can see Magic Kids as well. All tour dates and a video of Magic Kids at Goner Fest '09 and around town are below...

Continue reading "Girls touring w/ Dum Dum Girls & the Smith Westerns & True Panther signees Magic Kids - 2010 dates"

True Panther

After months of speculation (much of it in our own corridors), we can happily announce that Matador Records has purchased the True Panther Sounds label. TPS, best known to many of you as the imprint behind Girls' recent rise to prominence, will continue to be managed by label founder Dean Bein. What would possess Matador to become involved with another label in this capacity? As Victor Kiam once explained his decision to purchase the Remington Shaver operation, "I liked it so much, I bought the company." Needless to say, we like Dean, Girls, Glasser, Tanlines, Lemonade and Hunx & His Punx much more than than Mr. Kiam appreciated those razor blades.

At the moment, Girls' 'Album' is the only True Panther Sounds title to be worked through Matador's fearsome promotional & marketing machinery (ie. Hunx' recent 'Gay Singles' LP, was not). However, in the months to come, additional offerings from TPS' impressive roster (prior releases have included titles from The Fly Girlz, Ty Segall, Rainbow Bridge, The Standing Nudes amongst others) will receive similar treatment. Stay tuned! [Matador]

Girls, who Amazon says put out the 6th best album of 2009, are on tour with Real Estate. They play a sold out show at Bowery Ballroom in NYC tonight (11/6).

Girls were not here for CMJ when Matador and True Panther teamed up for a showcase at The Suffolk.

Tanlines' last NYC show was at the Guggenheim with Yeasayer.

photos by Tim Griffin

Cold Cave
Cold Cave

"Cold Cave was one of the most hyped CMJ acts to hit New York last week. Their dark, almost industrial music went well with the extremely dark stage [at The Suffolk] and with their look- all black clothes and somber faces. I felt like a vampire or a bat in a cave. But I wasn't scared. Cold Cave's music is both slow and aggressive, moody and somehow poppy. While the crowd brooded I bet inside they were ecstatic. The music of Cold Cave is powerful and visceral. Maybe a little boring in a live setting, but something tells me that's the point. Enjoy the darkness." [Microphone Memory Emotion]
Cold Cave played before Ted Leo at The Suffolk on Friday night. Tanlines, Glasser (backed by Tanlines), Harlem, and Lemonade also played the True Panther / Matador bill. More pictures from the show below...

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Ted Leo @ Pier 54 in July (more by Chris La Putt)
Ted Leo

Ted Leo is one of many the acts lined up for the space at 107 Suffolk St (alternately called The Suffolk, Flamboyán Theater and Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center) during this year's CMJ Festival. The space, which also has a "beach" bar, isn't unaccustomed to shows - it hosted Ponytail in April - but around this time of year its usually set up as a haunted house (now housed elsewhere).

Ted Leo (now on Matador) will be headlining a True Panther/Matador Records showcase at the Suffolk on Friday, October 23rd. The impressive lineup for that night includes Glasser, Harlem, Cold Cave (who just played NYC with Faust) and Lemonade (who have many other CMJ shows, listed below). It's one of the official CMJ shows there (full schedule is below).

That gig is one of two shows set up by True Panther - on Saturday, October 24th they're also putting on a show at Pianos with Restless People (mems. of Professor Murder/Tanlines who debut five days earlier at Santos), Janka Nabay (backed by Javelin), Glasser (backed by Tanlines), Delorean and Lemonade. Flyer below.

Ted Leo also has some other upcoming dates scheduled including a post-CMJ headlining gig at Bowery Ballroom

The Suffolk is also playing host to unofficial, non-badge, first-come, first-served parties. AAM has one on Thursday, October 22nd (10pm) with Surfer Blood, Air Waves, Surf City, Violens (Very Vest remix MP3 reposted above), Lemonade and New York Night Train DJ Jonathan Toubin (who has his own showcase at Santos on Tuesday).

Finally, it should be noted that The Suffolk has a "back room" and that will also be hosting shows, including a Japanther performance on Wednesday, Oct. 21st (Fool's Gold is also on that bill).

Schedules and flyers for all of the above shows are below...

Continue reading "The Suffolk = Flamboyan Theater = CSV Cultural Center = ex-haunted house -- Ted Leo, others playing CMJ there"

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