Entries tagged with: Washed Out
Washed Out has announced details of his new album which is titled Paracosm and will be out August 13 via Sub Pop. "Paracosm," by the way, is a prolonged fantasy world that often has definite geography and language and history. While it's not a concept album, the idea of escape is central to the new LP. No full tracks have been released yet, but you can hear a bit in the official album trailer which you can watch below.
Washed out have a few shows lined up around the album's release, including the FYF Fest in Los Angeles. No dates on the East Coast yet, but all are listed below.
LA Fest FYF Fest is celebrating 10 years this year, and will take over Los Angeles State Historic Park on August 24 & 25. Check out the massive lineup in the poster above, and in alphabetical order below...
Bumbershoot is returning to Seattle this year from August 31 to September 2 at Seattle Center. This year's lineup was just announced, and it includes Death Cab for Cutie performing Transatlanticism (in case The Postal Service reuniting wasn't enough Ben Gibbard nostalgia for you), Kendrick Lamar, MGMT, The Breeders, The Zombies, Alt-J, Deerhunter, Baroness, Crystal Castles, Gary Numan, Joey Bada$$, Eric Burdon, Bob Mould, David Bazan, Charli XCX, Redd Kross, The Men and more.
Tickets (3-day passes, 2-day passes, and single day tickets) for the festival are on sale now.
Full lineup below...
by Bill Pearis
The Moog Sound Lab is a video series where bands and artists are invited to perform in the Moog Music factory in Asheville, North Carolina. With an arsenal of Moog equipment at their disposal, the musicians offer radically new takes on their material.
The first in the series was Toro Y Moi. Now here's Washed Out, who revamp "Olivia," a song that was originally on main man Ernest Greene's first cassette release, High Times. Its '80s electro vibe gives way to much more lush, transportive textures here thanks to an arpeggiated riff using Moog's Little Phatty, and a gurgling low end courtesy of the Minitaur Analog Bass Synthesizer. You can watch Washed Out perform the Moog Sound Lab version of "Olivia" and check out more pics from the session, below.
Toronto art pop musician Sandro Perri has a few dates scheduled to take place surrounding his appearance at this year's FYF Fest. They're a bit scattered at the moment so it looks like more might be revealed, but we know that one of them is a NYC show which happens on September 20 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All currently known dates are listed below.
Sandro Perri is also one of the many musicians being featured on the new Arthur Russell tribute album, This Is How We Walk on the Moon, that AIDS organization Red Hot (who are also responsible for Dark Was the Night, Red Hot + Rio and many other compilations) and Pitchfork are putting out. Sandro will join Robyn, Cut Copy, Hot Chip, Dan Boeckner, Twin Shadow, Washed Out, Laurel Halo, Sam Amidon, Devendra Banhart, Olof Arnalds, Jose Gonzalez, Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, Chad VanGaalen, Glen Hansard, and many others for the album. The project is being funded on kickstarter. The Kickstarter video and a list of all participating artists is below.
Earlier this year, DFA put out a remix 12" of material from Sandro's 2011 LP, Impossible Spaces. The stream of Eluvium's remix of "Changes," a list of all currently known Sandro Perri dates, and the Arthur Russell tribute info are below.
Washed Out, House of Vans, 8/02/2012
As expected, the line to get into last nights House of Vans show (on 8/2) snaked blocks down Kent, at least to N 12th. The good news: everyone who stuck it out eventually got in. I saw that line and immediately thought, "Oh HELL, no" ...but good job you guys! I'm impressed. What a testament to your perseverance and commitment. Don't ever let anyone tell you you're apathetic.
I'm supposed to express my feelings about the show -- and don't worry, I'm going to -- but like, who really cares about my opinion on Lemonade, Chairlift and Washed Out? I don't even play any instruments. If you care so much to read this review, you should have gone to the damn show and formed your own opinions 'cause it was free and full of beautiful people so its not like it wouldn't have been a good time. Therefore I will keep my musing away from subjective assertions about the quality of the music and focus instead on other, even more inane points.
Lemonade, House of Vans 8/02/2012
Lemonade opened and OMFG how cute are those boys?! No seriously, their music was great and dancey but lead vocalist Callan Clendenin kept looking around and smiling like he was so happy to be there and smiles are contagious, people. I want to hang out with him all the time so when something bad happens he can smile at me. Get splashed with city bile by a bus on 14th St? Smile at me, Callan! Your dog ran away and you got fired? Don't worry, Lemonade is right around the corner, smiling at you. If only! In short, this is feel good music. It's summertime, y'all. If you missed them they're playing at PS1 with Jamie xx on Saturday (8/4) afternoon and then DJing Glasslands later that night.
Chairlift, House of Vans 8/02/2012
Next was Chairlift. Now, I'm not going to talk about the vocalist's sweet, foreign sounding wails. I'm not going to talk about how much she sounds like a less creative version of Lykke Li or Niki and the Dove and how you probably shouldn't waste your time unless you're one of those people who voluntarily chooses vanilla ice cream over coffee with Heath bar. Sometimes I want to listen to boring imitations of more innovative music, I guess. Most importantly, check out the chick's hair. You guys, I thought I had seen every possible version of ombré. I thought we Brooklyn women had taken the ombré trend and squeezed every last drop out of it -- everyone clamoring for their own original configuration, desperately convincing our hairdresser friends to come over and help, only to find us passed out on the floor of our bathrooms, hugging a bottle of Jameson with empty bleach and Manic Panic jars strewn about. It's hair, and it's serious. But Chairlift did it. I know I haven't seen every person in the world but I think she did it. And it's beautiful.
Chairlift are in Chicago this weekend, playing Lollapalooza Saturday (8/4) and an aftershow on Sunday (8/5) at Empty Bottle, then touring all over the place before opening for The xx at their two shows in the Bronx in October.
Washed Out, House of Vans 8/02/2012
Finally, Washed Out took the stage. Now, I'm not going to pretend to understand what happens when they play live shows. There is a lot of knob turning. I was anxious to find out how they make that lil 'bug-ee' noise on "Before" and I still don't know. All I know is it sounds a hell of a lot like "Dougie," as in "teach me how to" and can someone please mash those songs together for me?
I know this is a world of subjectivity and everyone is allowed their own opinions and whatnot, but if anything in the past six months was ever an indisputable fact, it's that Washed Out's last EP, Life of Leisure, is fucking amazing. Within and Without is pretty damn good too. If you don't agree, put away your obviously inferior feelings on the genre, get high and go swimming. Make out with someone soft. Pet a cat. Ride your bike to the beach. Sit on a stoop and drink a bottle of wine. By yourself. Do all of these things while listening to Washed Out and tell me that it isn't the most perfect soundtrack to your everyday life.
Washed Out are also in Chicago this weekend for Lollapalooza (tonight) and an aftershow(Sat 8/4 House of Blues) and will then hit the road with The Shins. Washed and and Chairlift dates are listed below, along with more pictures from House of Vans.
King Khan at The Bell House, Nov. 2011 (more by Keith Marlowe)
The full House of Vans 2012 free show schedule is up. The Greenpoint/Williamsburg space has already housed The Rapture and Tanlines this year, and we knew about the 7/12 show with H20, 7 Seconds and Tournament, but here's the rest of the summer's line-up, brought to you by the folks at FYF and the sneaker people:
July 12: H20, 7 Seconds, TournamentThe parties are free with RSVP (which hasn't been posted yet).
July 26: King Khan & The Shrines, Nicky Da B, The Everymen
Aug 2: Washed Out, Chairlift, Lemonade
Aug 16: Cursive, Titus Andronicus, Love As Laughter, Joyce Maynor
Aug 29: Turbonegro, Baroness, Doomriders, Nightbirds
One thing you notice not on this list is Quicksand which was one of the big rumors of this year's VANS schedule. That either means that Quicksand will play somewhere else, or like the upcoming free Dum Dum Girls/Widowspeak show, it won't be part of this series of "House Parties."
The July 26 show is one of many local dates from NJ's Everymen who are also playing Pianos this Friday, July 6 as part of the CBGB Festival. (Advance tickets are on sale.) After the House of Vans show, the band will go on a short East Coast tour while putting the finishing touches on their new album New Jersey Hardcore which will come out in October on Killing Horse Records. All Everymen dates are below.
Sleigh Bells at Terminal 5 in Feb 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
Sleigh Bells and The Kills will separately headline two Converse City Carnage concerts/skateboard events happening at Hudson River Park. The Sleigh Bells show happens Saturday July 21 and is with Jel and Mr. Dream; The Kills show happens August 18 and is with Black Bananas and Viva Viva.
Both shows are free but you do need physical tickets which can be ordered via Ticketmaster on June 22 starting at noon. You can also pick up tickets at Converse's Soho and Garden State Plaza retail locations.
Both shows are part of two-day events. The skateboarding part will take place on Fridays (July 20, August 17) and features Converse Skateboarding Ambassadors Kenny Anderson, Nick Trapasso, along with the entire Converse Skateboarding team. You can read more about it here. Leading up to City Carnage, Hudson River Park's Pier 62 Skate Park will get a facelift courtesy the sneaker folks.
The City Carnage show is part of Sleigh Bells expanded summer tour and all current dates -- some of which are opening for Refused -- are listed below.
In related news, The Kills are featured on a new Fleetwood Mac tribute album titled Just Tell Me That You Want Me. The Kills tackle karaoke favorite "Dreams" and elsewhere on the compilation you can hear Mac songs covered by Lee Ranaldo & J Mascis, Antony, New Pornographers (streaming below), Washed Out, Matt Sweeny & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Best Coast, Lykke Li, Craig Wedren & St. Vincent, Tame Impala, MGMT and more. The album's out August 14 -- tracklisting and bad cover art is below.
words by Rebecca Strassberg, photos by Gloria Lee
When Georgia native Ernest Greene (aka Washed Out), sold out his first scheduled show at Highline Ballroom before I could get a ticket, I thought, "no fair" as I tweeted, and begged him to add another. I know it's probably not my doing, but much to the surprise and excitement of all his fans, he added Monday night's show at Music Hall of Williamsburg, with tour mates, the dream pop duo Memoryhouse.
Scheduled to begin at 9, Memoryhouse didn't go on until about 9:30. By that point Music Hall was packed elbow to elbow with a stiff crowd. For just having all their gear stolen they did a hell of a job, playing what seemed like most of their debut LP, The Slideshow Effect, including "Little Expressionless Animals", "All Our Wonder", and "The Kids Were Wrong".
And though they didn't play their thoughtful Zombies cover of "This Will Be Our Year", they did, of course, play My Bloody Valentine's, "When You Sleep".
A white board was placed in front of where vocalist Denise Nouvion was standing and singing, meant to display whatever well-thought out, projected visuals they wanted to go along with their set. Unfortunately, the board was tilted just slightly up, so what it mostly produeced were the shadows of audience members. This inevitably resulted in more of a hand puppet show than a Memoryhouse performance. This also blocked Nouvion, and distanced her from the audience. If you look at photos from their set at Highline Ballroom the night before, the images were projected behind them, and made for a much more aesthetically pleasing show.
When Washed Out took the stage, Greene was backed by an entire band, flashing lights, some smoke, and an overwhelming but appropriate amount of bass. His set up, set list, and even attire seemed exactly the same as the night before, but no less entertaining.
I had some concerns that his music would fall flat when being performed live, but I was very much mistaken. Greene's set showcased every different kind of song he's written from the funk-inspired, dance-provoking "Get Up", to the softer,"Before", and the classic, sensual, "Feel It All Around". Huge beats and echoing synths consumed Music Hall of Williamsburg. Aside from lights, there were no projections, tricks or gimmicks, just his music, which proved more than enough to keep the crowd captivated.
He left some of his most well-known songs for the end, like "Feel It All Around", and "Amor Fati" off his recent, highly regarded album, Within and Without. Greene said few words throughout the performance, rather, allowing his songs to speak for themselves.
Check out more pictures from the Brooklyn show, below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Washed Out @ Highline Ballroom
Washed Out's tour with Memoryhouse hit Highline Ballroom last night (4/22) for their first of two sold out NYC shows on a very rainy night. Washed Out played a 12-song set with a good mix of material off 2011's Within and Without LP and 2010's Life of Leisure EP to a sometimes dancing and fist-pumping crowd. More pictures from the Highline show are below.
Meanwhile, Memoryhouse played despite having their gear stolen. The Highline show was the third NYC show for the band this past weekend, having also played an in-store for Record Store Day at Permanent Records on Saturday (4/21) and Public Assembly that night with Ex Cops and Matteah Baim. Check out a video from the Public Assembly show below.
Washed Out and Memoryhouse will do it again tonight (4/23) with a sold out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. More pics, including one of WO's setlist, and videos below...
Memoryhouse (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Despite a recent, horrible gear theft (list below) which caused the cancellation of last night (Philadelphia) and tonight's (Boston) shows for Memoryhouse, the band are continuing on their tour with Washed Out and they've even added a third NYC show! In addition to their sold out shows with Washed Out at both Highline Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg, and their own show Saturday night at Public Assembly with Ex Cops, Memoryhouse will play a free afternoon in-store at Permanent Records in Williamsburg on Saturday too. P-recs says:
The big day is upon us. Record Store Day is this Saturday, April 21st.More Record Store Day events HERE. More Memoryhouse tour dates and their stolen gear list (with info on how to help them), below...
We are opening at 11am. We will have countless exclusive & limited edition releases to commemorate the occasion. We will have special giveaways throughout the day. We will have treats for our earliest customers. We will have live performances from Mattison at 1pm & 5pm. We also have Sub Pop's Memoryhouse coming in at 3pm for a special acoustic performance.
A few more notes to remember going into this special occasion:
-We have gone to great lengths to make sure we have stock on as many RSD exclusive titles as possible. However, due to the highly limited nature of some of these releases, quantities are often extremely limited. Many titles sell out instantly, so arrive early to avoid disappointment.
-*We are doing absolutely NO holds or special orders for any RSD exclusive titles.* They are sold on a first come, first served basis.
-We generally don't receive our RSD product until VERY shortly before the big day, so please don't call asking what we will have in stock. We are not holding out on you! We are trying to get as much as possible, but like you, we generally don't know specifics in advance.
It's gonna be a great day. Can't wait to see you all then.
"Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly Presents and Starr Hill presents, in a partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, are proud to announce the lineup for the fifth annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival. The world's only gourmet music festival will once again take place in San Francisco's historic Golden Gate Park August 10 - 12, 2012. Tickets will go on sale Thursday April 19 at 12 noon PDT via www.sfoutsidelands.com. A significant portion of every ticket sold will directly benefit San Francisco's Recreation and Park Department."Pretty massive lineup for the San Francisco festival this year. Check it out below....
Lollapalooza (more by Grant MacAllister)
Chicago Sun Times reports:
Lollapalooza has revealed its official 2012 list of performers -- a typically wide-ranging smorgasbord of genres and styles topped by nearly a dozen mainstage headliners: the Red Hot Chili Peppers, freshly reunited bands Black Sabbath and At the Drive-In, the Black Keys, Jack White, Florence + The Machine, the Shins and Passion Pit, plus spotlighted electronic music including Swedish house titan Avicii, French dance duo Justice and DJ-producer Bassnectar.Check out the full list below...
The annual music festival is scheduled for Aug. 3-5 in Chicago's Grant Park.
Rumored lineups have circulated widely, as they usually do, and Lollapalooza itself stoked the speculation in recent weeks via a series of CTA and online advertisements that seemed to hint at who would be playing.
The ads featured lyrics from such acts as Sigur Ros, Santigold, Jack White, Kimbra, Twin Shadow, the Weeknd, Bloc Party and more -- all bands that wound up on the bill.
Guns n' Roses tribute band Mr. Brownstone rise from the grave again for a show at Bowery Ballroom on May 19th. Tickets go on sale at noon.
Sinead O'Connor (I don't know) is back again in May for a tour that includes May 19th at Wellmont Theater (on sale at noon) and May 22nd at Beacon Theater (on sale at noon). She recently played two sold out shows at Highline Ballroom (right around the time Pitchfork gave her new album an impressive 7.6). All tour dates are listed below...
Memoryhouse at CMJ 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Washed Out (aka Ernest Greene), who was just in Austin for SXSW, will head out on a US tour this April and May. That tour includes a show at Highline Ballroom on April 22 which is sold out, but he just added a Brooklyn show happening one day later at Music Hall of Williamsburg (4/23). Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/30) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (3/28) at noon.
Many of the tour dates, including the Highline show, are with Memoryhouse. While they're in NYC, they'll be playing their own NYC show the day before the Highline show at Public Assembly (4/21) with Ex Cops and Matteah Baim. Tickets for the Brooklyn show are on sale now. No opener has been announced for Washed Out's MHOW show yet.
Washed out recently revealed a Karina Eibatova-produced video called "Flower Anthem," to accompany music performed at his Daytrotter Session from this past February. That session included "Feel It All Around," "Amor Fati," and "You'll See It." Check out that video, along with all dates below...
Josh T Pearson @ BV-SXSW 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Check out Rough Trade's list of the Top 100 Albums of 2011 (yay Josh T Pearson!), below...
The Rosebuds at Prospect Park last week (more by Amanda Hatfield)
The Rosebuds, who just opened two incredible shows for Bon Iver in NYC as the last two dates on their tour together, have a few more shows announced that happen later this year. No tour has been announced yet, but we know that they'll be at Hopscotch in North Carolina, Pitchfork Paris and a NYC show on October 12 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Friday (8/19) at noon.
Pitchfork Paris, taking place October 28th & 29th in France, is being co-curated by Bon Iver and the lineup looks like this so far:
28 OCTOBRE : 16h00 - 5H00Tickets are on sale.
APHEX TWIN + PANTHA DU PRINCE + EROL ALKAN + WILD BEASTS + CUT COPY + WASHED OUT + REAL ESTATE + MONDKOPF + ICEAGE
29 OCTOBRE : 14h00 - 22H00
BON IVER + JENS LEKMAN + STORNOWAY + KATHLEEN EDWARDS + ROSEBUDS
Kathleen Edwards also plays shows with Bon Iver in September. All Bon Iver & Rosebuds dates, and the video for "Woods" (by Rosebuds) below...
today in NYC
* D12 @ BB King's
* Paleface @ Maxwell's
* Gyan Riley @ The Stone
* Marc Cohn @ City Winery
* Twat's Up @ Creek & Cave
* Slavic Soul Party @ Barbes
* Jeffrey Roden @ The Stone
* Tom Ze @ Lincoln Center
* Tell All Your Friends @ Lolita Bar
* The Beets @ Gantry Plaza State Park
* Rihanna, Cee Lo @ Nassau Coliseum
* Kool Moe Dee, Marley Marl @ Queensbridge Park
* Sunlover, The New Jerk Times, Shilpa Ray @ Zebulon
* Toots and The Maytals, Lukas Nelson @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra @ City Winery outside (free)
* Little Victory, Nucular Aminals, Household @ Cake Shop
* The School Of Rock All Stars @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Ben Williams & Sound Effect, Pedro Giraudo Jazz Orchestra @ 92YTribeca
* Nervous Breakdowns, Lust2Love, Crazy Pills, HolidayHoliday @ Bruar Falls
* Wet & Reckless, Foley Stewart, Phone Home, Exitmusic, Papertwin @ Pianos
* Our Hit Parade w/ Bridget Everett, Kenny Mellman, Neal Medlyn @ Highline Ballroom
* Little Tybee, Gunfight!, Miracles of Modern Science, Marra Barr @ Knitting Factory
* William Elliott Whitmore, Christopher Paul Stelling, Dayna Kurtz, Yoni Gordon @ Mercury Lounge
* The Lifted Crew, Spree Wilson, The Little Death, DJ Wayne Williams, Wish, Craig Myers @ Le Poisson Rouge
Washed Out have a video for "Eyes Be Closed." Watch it below.
Wye Oak played Fallon last night. Check out the video below...
photos by Ryan Barkan
Washed Out @ Bowery Ballroom
[Washed Out's] set wasn't quite an hour long but it covered the bases. The undulating synths of "Hold Out" off the Life of Leisure EP opened the show, as footage of waves flashed on the screen behind the band. Next a new song, "Echoes" was introduced, with soaring melodies no longer buried and double tambourines to provide a bigger sound to the live mix. Greene asked for help with singing "New Theory," as the crowd exploded with recognition of the hit. A sax player was brought on stage for a solo in "Soft" and stayed for a revised arrangement of "Feel It All Around." Then the lead off track of the new release, "Eyes Be Closed," served as the encore with the band exiting to the final chords of the song continuing from an empty stage. -[NewMusicMatters]Washed Out headlined the sold-out Bowery Ballroom last night (7/11) with Blood Orange (aka Lightspeed Champion Dev) and Grimes. The show, a one off for Washed Out, was a celebration for his new LP Within and Without, which is out now and currently streaming in full. Washed Out will be back in the area with Cut Copy in September. All dates are listed again below.
Grimes recently released the video for "Beast Infection" from the Geidi Primes rerelease due on 8/8/2011. Order that here, and if you missed her, you can check her out at one of her dates below which include August 20th at PS1, again with Blood Orange, as well as Juan Maclean, Solange, and Pictureplane.
Check out the Grimes video, dates and more pictures from Bowery below...
Washed Out is here, and is preparing to celebrate the release of the Sub Pop debut Within and Without at a SOLD OUT Bowery Ballroom TONIGHT (7/11) with Grimes and Blood Orange. If you need something to do afterwards, theres's a free afterparty at Tammany Hall with "DJ Sets by Dog Bite (memb. of Washed Out), F?I†H & YOUNG LIFE, MATCH & DUKE."
Eleanor Friedberger recently played Europa during Northside, and will play 4Knots this weekend for FREE. Ted Leo was the special guest at Europa that night, and played the 4Knots kick-off over the weekend. Our pics and review is coming shortly.
Disma will play their Record Release show on August 6th with Coffinworm, Loss, and Oak at Saint Vitus. Tickets are on sale. Disma premiered "Purulent Quest" at the end of last week and now you can hear the whole album. Stay tuned for our forthcoming interview with Daryl of Disma (who also happens to play with Ted Leo in Citizens Arrest).
Cut Copy at Terminal 5 in April (more by Dana (DISTORTION) Yavin)
Cut Copy have announced their final US and UK dates in support of the killer Zonoscope, released earlier this year. Much of the tour is being opened by Washed Out, and Midnight Magic who also open for Cut Copy at Prospect Park in August (along with Foster the People). The new dates kick off in NJ on September 13 at Wellmont Theatre and end in late October in the UK. Washed Out and Midnight Magic are both on the Wellmont bill. Tickets go on sale Friday (7/8) at noon.
No new NYC dates, but according to Cut Copy's website, there are five shows missing from the tour announcement that they're not allowed to announce yet. Tickets for Cut Copy's Prospect Park show are still on sale.
Toro y Moi remixed the Zonoscope track "Blink and You'll Miss a Revolution" for the track's upcoming single release. The single will be available digitally on August 9 in the US and as a 12" soon after. Check out the remixed track below. Check out Toro's upcoming dates HERE.
Washed Out are not on the bill for the Prospect Park show, but they are currently on their own headlining tour which hits Bowery Ballroom on July 11 with Blood Orange and Grimes.
Midnight Magic play the Summer BBQ Blowout at City Winery on August 6th.
All Cut Copy & Washed Out tour dates and the Toro y Moi remix below...
Pictureplane on Halloween in NYC (more by Andrew St. Clair)
Speaking of Teengirl Fantasy, they're set to head out on tour with Pictureplane in late July. The tour kicks off in Boston on July 20 and hits NYC on July 22 at a TBD location and July 23 at Coco66. Gatekeeper, who also play 285 Kent with Teengirl Fantasy this Saturday night (June 18), open the tour. Tickets for the Coco66 show are on sale now.
Pictureplane will release Thee Physical on July 19 via Lovepump United. The album was produced and recorded by Egedy and mixed/co-produced by Jupiter Keyes of HEALTH. Grab the tracks "Post Physical" and "Real Is a Feeling" above. Those tracks are two of the more mildly-named tracks on the new album. Check out song titles like "Techno Fetish" and "Trancegender" on the full tracklist below.
Both Pictureplane and Teengirl Fantasy also play PS1 Warm Up events this summer in Long Island City, but on different days. As just mentioned, Teengirl Fantasy play on August 27. Pictureplane plays one week prior on August 20 with Juan Maclean (DFA), Blood Orange (Dev from Lightspeed Champion), Solange (Knowles), Grimes, and Ford & Lopatin (formerly Games).
The Juan Maclean (Juan and Nancy)
Juan Maclean has a few other DJ sets coming up this summer as well. Tonight (6/17), as mentioned, he'll transform Williamsburg's Metro Community Laundromat into the Dirty Disco Laundrette with fellow DFA DJ Justin Miller. The flier for the show is below. Tickets are still available (which is not surprising if you look at the price). Juan Maclean also DJs at Cielo Club on June 28 with Eli Escobar and Runaway. Tickets are available.
Blood Orange and Grimes open the Washed Out show at Bowery Ballroom on July 11. Blood Orange also open the previously announced The Ghost of a Sabre Tooth Tiger (Sean Lennon) free show on June 24 at South Street Seaport.
In other Grimes news, she remixed the single "Summon The Sound" by British psychedelic punks S.C.U.M.. "Summon The Sound" is off their upcoming debut Amber Hands which comes out late summer/early fall on Mute Records. The band is named for the 1968 feminist tract S.C.U.M. (Society for Cutting Up Men) Manifesto by Valerie Solanas. S.C.U.M. just finished up a tour with The Kills in the UK. Listen to the original and the Grimes remix (which you can also download above), below.
Grimes also has other upcoming shows with fellow Canadians Gobble Gobble and Pat Jordache. All tour dates, Pictureplane album info, and other stuff below...
Congrats to Ernest Greene whose Washed Out project has inked a deal with Sub Pop Records for his upcoming and debut full-length LP called Within and Without. The new effort is due on July 12th and was recorded with Ben H. Allen, known for behind-the-curtain work with Animal Collective, Deerhunter, Gnarls Barkley, and even Diddy, among others.
So far Washed Out dates are few and far between, but you can look for Greene at the pre-Moogfest party (Halfway to Moogfest), Sasquatch and the newly added Bowery Ballroom on July 11th (the day before the record release). Tickets for the NYC show go on AmEx sale Wednesday (4/27) at noon and regular sale on Friday.
All tour dates, the new album tracklist, and a video, below.
Big names and regulars aside, there are a few bands I want to highlight on the just-announced Sasquatch lineup: Wolf Parade ("indefinite hiatus" rumors be damned), The Flaming Lips (performing "The Soft Bulletin"), Death From Above 1979 (now three reunion shows total), Guided By Voices (they're not done yet), and... Archers of Loaf (!). The full lineup of the fest that goes down in Gorge, Washington in May (Memorial Day Weekend), is below...
photos by Tim Griffin
"This solo project from Animal Collective's Deakin (or Deacon, or Josh Dibb) was just as psychedelic, but in more of a dub vein, with spacey, ambient guitar over echoing reverberating distorted drum-pad beats. A pair of smoking-hot yoga-body hipster girls were dancing throughout--no idea how they found a beat to lock into, as loose as the rhythm was, but none of the guys nearby were complaining." [Dallas Observer]From some of our posts, you might think metal and punk dominated at Fun Fun Fun Fest, and honestly it kind of was the metal and punk bands who packed the most punch making it harder to enjoy the lighter fare all in one day, but there are many who probably spent all weekend at Waterloo Park and never even ventured over to the Black Stage once, not even to check out the spectacle that is Gwar who were on that the same time as Dirty Projectors on Saturday.
If indie rock/pop/chillwave was all you were looking for, or even just dancing and hip hop, you had more than your share of best new music to keep you occupied from noon to 10pm on the Orange and Blue stages. Sunday alone featured Deerhunter, Toro Y Moi, Washed Out, Deakin, Magic Kids, Best Coast (Wavves played the day before) and Cults, not to mention Yelle, Polvo, P.O.S. and A-Trak. Those are most of the artists pictured in this post which continues below...