Entries tagged with: Why?
by Andrew Frisicano
DOWNLOAD: Of Montreal - Nonpareil of Favor (new MP3) (via)
DOWNLOAD: Mount Eerie w/ Julie Doiron & Fred Squire - Flaming Home (MP3)
Mount Eerie (songwriter/producer/Microphone Phil Elverum) is set to release the new LP Lost Wisdom, October 7 on his P.W. Elverum & Sun label. The album is a collaboration with vocalist Julie Doiron (of '90s band Eric's Trip) and guitarist Fred Squire, which leans heavily on folk sounds, taking a break from the "punkest incarnation of Mount Eerie" featured on 2008 10" Black Wooden Ceiling Opening. Like most of Phil's stuff, it bears distinctive marks of his Anacortes, WA studio.
Mount Eerie is now on tour with Why?. Their final date together is at Bowery Ballroom in NYC on Sept 18th. Tickets are still on sale. One day later Mount Eeerie kicks off a tour with Julie Doiron and Calm Down, It's Monday at Lutheran Church of the Messiah in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Woods is also listed on the Brooklyn snow. All dates and more details below...
Last year, Elverum released Mt Eerie pts. 6 & 7, a 10" picture disc + hardcover photo book box set (For $64 here). Obviously a $64 record is directed towards serious fans (those curious can catch a preview here ), but maxed out box sets seem to be becoming the new thing (maybe as a reaction to download only albums).
Phil's also releasing a similar project, Dawn, November 1 on both music-only LP and CD+144page booklet formats. His site describes the accompanying materials as "a book of very intense journal writing from time spent in a cabin in northern Norway...Some drawings. 8 double sided photo cards."
The Robot Ate Me's Ryland Bouchard is another musician opting for the box set route, putting out Seed, a limited edition, four 7" box set (with a ton of extras) due October 1. Songs are up on his Myspace, and Ryland is currently taking preorders for the $110 set ($135 regularly). His solo works seems to take a more intimate, less noisy approach than his TRAM records. Though there's no dates, Ryland's Myspace hints at a late fall U.S. tour. Full box set details below.
Then there's Of Montreal, whose new Skeletal Lamping album will come in traditional CD/LP form and packaged as a digital download paired with a variety of unique merch. Get your music with a set of buttons, a paper lamp, and two styles of t-shirt, tote bag or wall decoration, plus a $90/$100 CD/2xLP set including much of the preceding. See the full set of options here. Preorders ship Sept 29, and the album is in stores October 7th.
Of Montreal's new 7" (the first single from the record), Id Engager, out Tuesday, Sept 9, also comes with a code for its digital equivalent.
All tour dates and box set tracklists below...
DOWNLOAD: Why? - The Hollows (MP3)
photos by Leia Jospe
DOWNLOAD: WHY? - "The Hollows" (mp3)
Just a day after the release of their excellent new LP Alopecia, Oakland's WHY? turned in a matching performance at Emo's, breathing life into Yoni Wolf's gloomy, desperate narratives. Performing as a four-piece, the band played some of the best hip-hop-meets-psych-pop tracks of off both Alopecia and 2005's Elephant Eyelash. Live, as on the band's albums, Wolf's presence is by turns intense, endearing and unnerving. [Popmatters]Check it.....
Why?'s performance at Emo's Annex was also in my top 10 for the week. They play Knitting Factory's main room in NYC Saturday night (March 22) with Cryptacize, Son Lux, and Panther (who also played SXSW). Anti-Pop Consortium play two shows at the same club on the same night. More MP3s HERE, and much more Why? below...................
DOWNLOAD: No Kids - For Halloween (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Clipd Beaks - Melter (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Parts & Labor - Fractured Skies (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Grand Ole Party - Look Out Young Son (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Mae Shi - Run To Your Grave (MP3)
THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2008, FREE (flyer by Ryan Muir)
Emo's AnnexFREE. FREE DRINKS. NO RSVP NECESSARY. OFFICIAL SHOWCASE IS THE NIGHT BEFORE. OTHER DAY PARTY IS THE DAY BEFORE. MAP HERE. C U IN AUSTIN.
Holy Fuck 5:20
MEN (Le Tigre) 4:00
Lykke Li 3:30
MEN (Le Tigre) 3:00
No Kids 1:45
Peter Moren 1:00
Dawn Landes 12:15
The Ting Tings 11:30
Fleet Foxes 5:30
Clipd Beaks 4:45
Genghis Tron 4:00
Parts & Labor 3:15
Team Robespierre 2:30
comedy by Eugene Mirman 2:15
Grand Ole Party 1:30
The Muggabears 12:45
The Mae Shi 12:00
Mp3's above. Videos below...
The Oakland-based group will release their album "Alopecia" on March 11 and around the same time they'll launch their biggest headlining tour to date, playing shows with pals like Br. Danielson, Cryptacize, Panther, YACHT, Mount Eerie and anticon labelmates Son Lux. WHY? will also be hitting up SXSW for the first time in several years, including a stop at the Force Field PR / Terrorbird day party at Emo's on March 12. WHY? released "The Hollows" EP in late 2007 to rave reviews, the EP featured remixes from Boards of Canada, Dntel and cover versions of older WHY? material from Xiu Xiu, Islands, Dump and Half-Handed Cloud.Why? plays Knitting Factory in NYC with Panther on March 22nd. Panther's new record "14kt God" comes out on Kill Rock Stars on February 22nd. All dates below...
DOWNLOAD: Nick T. of Islands - Broken Crow (Why?) (MP3)
----- MAIN ROOM (top floor)Those are the set times for the Worried Noodles party at Knitting Factory tonight (Dec 5, 2007). What is Worried Noodles?
6:10-6:25 Christopher Francis
6:40-7:15 R. Stevie Moore
7:30-8:05 Phil Elverum & Nick Krgovich (P:ANO, No Kids)
8:20-9:00 Islands (special pared down line-up)
----- party moves to TAP BAR (2nd floor)
10:40-? DJ Jan Lankisch afterparty
David Shrigley's WORRIED NOODLES 2xCD with 104p book is out now on Tomlab and features 39 exclusive songs (with the artists interpreting Shrigley's lyrics) from David Byrne, Final Fantasy, Franz Ferdinand, Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, Hot Chip, Islands, Liars, Scout Niblett, Trans Am, YACHT, members of TV on the Radio, and more.You can buy the CDs at Insound. You can buy tickets to the show at Ticketweb, OR you can go for free if you're one of the first two people to e-mail BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: noodles) with your first and last name.
What? is that track at the top of this post? It's not on the Worried Noodles CD (though another Islands track is). It's on the awesome new Why? CD. More details on that, and the show, and the CD, and tracklist, and everything below....
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