Entries tagged with: YACHT
by Andrew Sacher
note the Parental Advisory sticker, kids.
YACHT recently teased their new album, I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler with a trailer video and a "tracklisticle," and today they put out its title track. They're not on DFA anymore, but this song feels straight out of that label's mid-2000s era. With dance-punk octave basslines, gorgeous synthetic disco strings, robotic vocal effects and a chorus that'll stick with you before you finish your first listen, there's not much more you could ask for from a YACHT song. Listen below (via Billboard).
YACHT's new album, I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler, will be out this fall via Downtown Records. Here's what the band's core duo, Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans, have to say about it:
￼The future is an impossible goal. It's something we chase after, believing in an illusion of control. That isn't to say our actions don't affect what the future is like-- in our case, hot, dry, loud, unjust--but that once we catch up to yesterday's future, it's no longer what we imagined. It's just the present all over again. And so on.The teaser video for the album, which makes good use of futuristic drone technology (not quite a jetpack, but in the same airspace), can be watched below. They also shared details of the album via a "tracklisticle" on Buzzfeed, "because it's 2015 and the album is dead, the novel is dead, but the GIF loops forever. ♥ ♫." Song titles include "Ringtone," "War on Women," "L.A. Plays Itself" and "I Wanna Fuck You Till I'm Dead." You can read YACHT's accompanying blurbs at Buzzfeed but check out the whole tracklist below.
We've made an album about that. It contains some speculations about the future that are big and distant as science fiction stories. But it's also about looking carefully at the world around us and trying to understand what we've done with the imaginations of those who came before us. Would they believe it?
We live in a complex moment. There seem to be networks at every level of reality; as with all our technologies, we can't keep ourselves from grabbing them, turning them around, and using them as a mirror. Every person is a node. Our technological economy is full of entities selling our own lives back to us. It's easy to feel disillusioned, if only it wasn't all so funny sometimes.
YACHT will be on tour this fall and while all dates haven't been announced, they will be playing Rough Trade NYC on November 5. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/14) with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (8/12) at noon.
by Bill Pearis
The Julie Ruin's Kathleen Hanna has been the subject of a film -- documentary The Punk Singer -- and now here she is starring in a film. Well her voice at least, as the title character of Myrna, a short film about an alien from the moon trying to find love and meaning in Los Angeles. Writer-director Ian Samuels uses a mix of puppetry (he used to work for Jim Henson Co and Sesame Street) and CGI in this bittersweet, darkly comic character piece and Hanna's voice acting brings a lot of empathy to Myrna. The music is by YACHT, by the way. Myrna is pretty NSFW but you can watch it below.
Related: Hannah's old band Bikini Kill are reissuing their original demo tape on vinyl and CD.
Also related: YACHT released a teaser for their upcoming album, I Thought The Future Would Be Cooler, which you can watch below.
Treefort Music Fest returns to various downtown Boise, ID venues from March 25-29 this year, and the lineup includes TV on the Radio, Built to Spill, of Montreal, Joyce Manor, Viet Cong, Cymbals Eat Guitars, !!!, YACHT, Foxygen, Twerps, Matthew E. White, Omar Souleyman, Posse, Delicate Steve, Craft Spells, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Generationals and more. Tickets are on sale now.
Full lineup below...
YACHT at Treasure Island 2011 (more by Autumn Andel)
YACHT have added a third NYC show to their tour with White Fang. It happens at Mercury Lounge on September 23, which follows their other two dates at Mercury Lounge on 9/20 (sold out) and Rough Trade on 9/22 (tickets). Tickets for the 9/23 show go on AmEx presale Wednesday (8/20) at noon, and on sale to the general public on Friday (8/22).
Speaking of DFA bands, the label is throwing their Summer Soiree on Saturday (8/23) at The Wick, featuring the NYC live debut of Pat Mahoney's new group Museum of Love, plus DJ sets from Holy Ghost!, Nancy Whang and others. Tickets are still available.
Updated tour dates for YACHT are listed, along with the video for "Utopia/Dystopia (The Earth is On Fire)," below...
YACHT at Treasure Island 2011 (more by Autumn Andel)
Dance-punk duo YACHT haven't released an album since 2011's infectious Shangri-La on DFA, but they did just announce a tour that kicks off at upstate NY festival The Hudson Project and hits NYC on September 20 at Mercury Lounge and September 22 at Rough Trade. Most dates, including both NYC shows, are with Burger garage rockers White Fang. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (6/13) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (6/11) at noon for the Mercury Lounge show. All dates are listed below.
Though YACHT don't have any new music, they do have a new free iPhone app. What would a YACHT iPhone app be, you ask? A press release tells us:
The brainchild of Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans, YACHT have also expanded on their creativity-fueled DIY ethos by creating a free iPhone app called 5 Every Day, an interactive tool that suggests five interesting things to do in Los Angeles each day. The selections are edited by YACHT and broken into five categories--Art, City, Food, Music, and Wildcard-ranging from architectural sights and hikes to art happenings, secret shows, neighborhood favorites, ethnic grocery stores, and club nights.More info at the app's website. You can download it from the iTunes store and watch its trailer video below...
The app has no calendar, no archive. 5 Every Day is an online tool, but it points outwards, suggesting and creating ephemeral moments that enrich users' lives, every day. YACHT is celebrating the launch of 5 Every Day with a blow-out party on July 24th at the historic Mack Sennett Studios in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. Like the app, and the city itself, it will be full of surprises, with more details to come.
Upstate, NY has a new music festival debuting this year, the inaugural Hudson Project which goes down from July 11-13 at Winston Farm in Saugerties, NY with four stages set against the Catskill Mountains. The initial lineup includes Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, The Flaming Lips, Moby (DJ), Atmosphere, Flying Lotus, Bonobo (live), Holy Ghost, Twin Shadow, Cults, AraabMuzik, Gold Panda, Flatbush Zombies, !!!, Isaiah Rashad, Yacht, Jon Hopkins, Kelela, Majical Cloudz, SZA, The Range and more. Tickets go on sale Friday (4/4) at 11 AM.
In addition to the music, there will be "an art village showcasing interactive art exhibitions, regional arts and crafts and a selection of Hudson Valley-area gourmet food, wine, craft beer and specialty cocktail options will also offer local selections."
Full initial lineup below...
It's looking like official Festival Lineup Announcement Day with Shaky Knees Fest, Hangout Fest, and Governors Ball giving us their rosters (not to mention Firefly and Coachella in the past week), and now here's another one: Georgia's CounterPoint Festival. It goes down from April 25-27 in Kingston Downs and features Outkast, Janelle Monae, Schoolboy Q, Run the Jewels, Chance the Rapper, Thundercat, Rustie, Sleigh Bells, Matt & Kim, Major Lazer, XXYYXX, J. Cole, Tourist, A-Trak, Flosstradamus, Phantogram, Tycho, YACHT and more.
Tickets are on sale now. Full lineup and flyer below...
The goal of the Everything is New project is to empower the children of Light of Love Children's Home, many of whom have been rescued from bonded labour, child prostitution, homelessness and abject poverty. The project creates the opportunity for the children to 'star' in the cultural forms they themselves consider most meaningful - popular music and cinema.The Everything is New project has resulted in two albums, both of which are out January 20: Sun Choir, which was composed and recorded by Scottish art-pop band Marram with the kids of Southeast India's Light of Love Children's Home and features guest appearances from Jarvis Cocker, Owen Pallett, Irvine Welsh and more; and BOATS where artists such as Four Tet, Rustie, Dan Deacon, YACHT, Bear in Heaven, Deerhoof's Greg Saunier, Max Tundra, Gang Gang Dance and more took samples of the children and built songs around them.
Proceeds from the project go to the charity Scottish Love in Action which feeds, clothes, houses, educates and provides medical care for over 500 children through the Light of Love Home and School. You can stream Rustie, YACHT, Jarvis Cocker and Four Tet's tracks below.
There's also a 70-minute feature film that's included with physical copies of the Sun Choir album. You can watch a short and a not so short making of videos below...
The above is from YACHT's website for their Big Brother protest anthem, "Party at the NSA," which the band is offering up as a 99 cent download, proceeds from which are going to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. On the website, when you highlight the text you just get to see the redacted words: "PLAY THE MUSIC LOUD AND ENCRYPT YOUR SECRET THOUGHTS."
The track puts its protests (lyrics are below) into an early B-52s-style new wave format and features a guitar solo from comedian Marc Maron (!). You can also stream it below.
As mentioned, YACHT will be in town at the end of the month, playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on August 30 and then a free show at Surf Lodge in Montauk on August 31. Tickets to MHOW are still available.
And speaking of Marc Maron, he is not part of the lineup of this year's Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, but his name is.
Track stream and lyrics are below.
by Andrew Sacher
Descendents at Coachella 2013 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Much has been going on in the punk world lately, and in case you've missed out, here's a roundup of information on upcoming shows (mostly in NYC), and other related news. The big one is probably the inevitable news that Black Flag guitarist Greg Ginn sued FLAG, the other currently operating incarnation of Black Flag. You can catch the impostors when their tour hits NYC on Septemeber 19 at Irving Plaza (tickets).
FLAG, as you may know, also share members with another classic punk band Descendents, and both of those bands will be playing this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest, which goes down in Austin from November 8-10. Tickets for that festival are still available.
Meanwhile, in an interview with Under the Gun (via Exclaim), Descendents drummer/producer Bill Stevenson mentioned that the band are slowly, but surely working on a new record, which will be the followup to 2004's Cool to be You. Bill said:
[The record is] in the embryonic stages. I have my studio, The Blasting Room, Stephen [Egerton] lives in Tulsa, and he has a studio too. Milo [Aukerman] even has a real small recording apparatus in his basement. Karl [Alvarez] still lives by me.Descendents have also recently been honored by some bands they've influenced. Pop punks Candy Hearts released a cover of "Nothing With You" on their new 7" (listen below), and FILTER Magazine recently released a free tribute album that features FIDLAR, Mike Watt + The Secondmissingmen, The Bronx, YACHT, TEEN, Good Riddance, and more.
So I went in a couple of weeks ago and recorded, so we got 11 songs done, [but] just the drums. We'll be passing those around, Stephen will be putting guitars on 'em, Karl will be putting bass on 'em, Milo will be singing on 'em. We'll get rolling but it's not gonna be like "Oh it'll be done in a month!" It's gonna take us several months.
Good Riddance, the '90s era Cali punks who reunited in 2012, will be playing their first NYC shows since reuniting, all of which will happen during this year's CMJ. They'll be playing both official Fat Wreck Chords (who put out the last Descendents record) showcases, including the one happening at Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 18 with The Flatliners, Western Addiction, and Brooklyn/NJ's Night Birds, whose new album, Born to Die in Suburbia, does a lot of justice to the sound bands like Descendents and Good Riddance helped create. That same lineup (minus The Flatliners) sets sail aboard a Rocks Off Cruise the next day (10/19). MHOW tickets are on AmEx presale now, and a general on-sale stars Friday (8/9) at noon. Rocks Off tickets go on sale Friday at noon.
Another long-running Cali punk band, not too far removed from Descendents or Black Flag, Angry Samoans play a previously discussed NYC show on September 15 at Bowery Electric with Last Call Brawl and Downtown Brown (tickets).
Another good punk option in NYC happening much sooner (this weekend to be exact) is As discussed, Citizens Arrest (who once counted Ted Leo as a member), who play Brooklyn's Acheron on Saturday (8/10) (57 Waterbury St) with Enabler, Miscegenator, and Dead Serious. Tickets are still available.
NYC street punk vets The Casualties have some Northeast dates this September. None of them are in NYC, but they do have an Orange County show on 9/7 at Ma and Pa's, a Long Island show on 9/12 at Revolution, and two NJ shows: 9/13 at Stanhope House and 9/14 at Brighton Bar. All of their dates are listed below.
Another East Coast punk tour lands in the NYC-area this month when Protagonist and related project Teen Agers hit New Brunswick on August 13 at Court Tavern with Not The Bees and Lay the Blame on Luck, and Brooklyn on August 14 at Saint Vitus with Go Deep, Scarboro and Divided Heaven. Tickets for the Saint Vitus show are on sale now.
As you may already know, Kid Dynamite are breaking up (again), but not before playing This is Hardcore in Philly this week (8/8) and their free House of Vans show (8/15) in Brooklyn with Joyce Manor, Red Hare, and Swearin'. RSVP for that show is closed.
Joyce Manor also have other shows around the one at HoV, including another Brooklyn show happening on August 17 at Knitting Factory with Glocca Morra and Dogs On Acid (ex-Algernon Cadwallader). Tickets for the Knit show are still available.
Obviously these are only a few of the upcoming punk shows in NYC. What else?
Some streams and the list of Casualites dates, below...
by Bill Pearis
YACHT @ DFA 12th Anniversary (via @brooklynvegan instagram)
YACHT were just in town, having played both tiny Shea Stadium on Friday (5/24) and then the massive DFA 12th Anniversary Party at Grand Prospect Hall on Saturday night (5/25). I was at both shows and must say the band really brought the party and can work rooms large and small. If you missed them this past weekend, Jona, Claire and the rest of them will be back at the end of summer for two NYC-area shows: Music Hall of Williamsburg on August 30 and then the Surf Lodge in Montauk on August 31. Tickets to MHOW go on sale Friday (5/31) at noon. The Surf Lodge show, like all their summer concerts, are free.
Stay tuned for pictures from the DFA party. Meanwhile, updated YACHT dates are listed, along with a video of YACHT doing "Psychic City" at the DFA Anniversary, below.
The Crystal Ark @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar 2011 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
As mentioned, the DFA Records 12th Anniversary Party is this Saturday (5/25) at Brooklyn's wonderous Grand Prospect Hall featuring a cavalcade of the label's talent, including live performances from YACHT, Shit Robot, Black Dice, Planningtorock, Prinzhorn Dance School, Factory Floor and more; and DJ sets from James Murphy, Nancy Whang, Juan Maclean, Tim Sweeny and more. Plus, "special guests." The show's been sold out for some time but more tickets are being released today at 2 PM so here's your chance if you missed out before.
In other news, the Crystal Ark have a few new remixes fo their track "Rain" (from last year's eponymous debut) and we've got the premiere of the Barker & Baumecker remix in this post. Stream that below.
Also as mentioned, YACHT, Prinzhorn Dance School and Larry Gus will play Shea Stadium on Friday (5/24). Tickets are still available, but if you'd like to go for free, we've got a pair to give away. Details on how to enter are below.
Prinzhorn Dance School also play Cameo next Monday (5/27) with DJ sets from DFA labelmates Planningtorock and CREEP, plus a live performance from Dan Bodan who is also playing his first U.S. shows as part of the DFA weekend. Tickets for that show are still available.
That Crystal Ark remix, DFA party flyer and contest details below...
YACHT @ T5, Oct 2012 (more by Diana Wong)
As mentioned before, DFA Records is throwing a 12th Anniversary party on May 25 at Brooklyn's spectacular Grand Prospect Hall, which is part of the Red Bull Music Academy's NYC takeover. That show is now sold out but a few of the acts playing it will be doing another show while here. YACHT, UK duo Prinzhorn Dance School (making their NYC debut) and Larry Gus will play the much smaller (and not quite as glitzy) Shea Stadium on May 24. Tickets for that show go on sale at noon today (4/24).
Flyer for the show is below...
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
this is where the DFA anniversary is happening
NYCers might be familiar with the infamous commercials for the spectacular Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn, with the proprieters finishing off the commercial by yelling "WE MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE" at the top of their lungs. I've always thought that the venue -- which is truly fantastic in the textbook definition of the word -- might make an interesting space for a musical event. It has before, including being the home of the world-music oriented Golden Fest.
Apparently I was not alone. We've mentioned it, but never fully given it the attention it deserves. As part of the massive Red Bull Music Academy takeover of NYC next month, DFA Records will make their dreams come true by hosting their 12th anniversary of party at the dazzling space on May 25, featuring a veritable army of the DFA crew including DJs and live sets from James Murphy, The Rapture, Black Dice (live set), Juan Maclean, Pat Mahoney, The Crystal Ark (live set), YACHT (live set), Sh*t Robot (live set), Planningtorock (live set), Prinzhorn Dance School (live set, their US debut), Still Going, Nancy Whang, Tim Sweeney, Larry Gus, Dan Bodan and Marcus Marr. There are bound to be some surprises in store as well and seems likely to be a very memorable night.
Tickets are still available, but reportedly "dangerously close to selling out."
DFA-related videos and those classic Grand Prospect Hall commercials are below.
photos by Diana Wong
The Presets @ Terminal 5 - 10/19/12
Australia's The Presets are currently on tour in support of their new album, Pacifica, which brought them to NYC during CMJ last week for a show at Terminal 5 on Friday for a show with tourmates YACHT and Strange Talk. You can check out more pictures from the show and videos below.
Tickets for the Titus Andronicus and Ceremony show at Maxwell's go on sale today at noon and tickets for their Webster Hall show go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general on-sale starting Friday (10/5) at noon.
Caveman is playing the Bowery and Martin Guitar presented "5at5" show at Ace Hotel today (10/3) (the same series Indians played over the summer), where an artist plays five songs at five o'clock. Today's show is free, takes place in the Ace Hotel Lobby at 5 PM.
Icona Pop are opening for Marina and the Diamonds at Terminal 5 on December 6 and The Paramount on December 7 (Huntington, NY). Tickets for those shows go on AmEx presale today (T5 at noon, Paramount at 10 AM) with a general on-sale starting Friday (10/5). Icona Pop will also be here for CMJ to play Santos Party House on October 18 (lineup TBA) and Brooklyn Bowl on October 19 with Penguin Prison (DJ), Born Ruffians, Free Energy, Chad Valley, and Flume. Tickets for the Brooklyn Bowl show are on sale now. All Icona Pop dates are listed below.
Sinkane is playing a free show at Brooklyn Bowl on October 23. Admission is free with RSVP or $5 at the door.
Speaking of Don Giovanni, Laura Stevenson and the Cans play Public Assembly on November 11 with The Shondes, Leda, and ADVAITA. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Hess Is More is playing Mercury Lounge on Halloween (10/31) with "very special guests TBA." Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general on-sale starting Friday (10/5) at noon.
Spirit Family Reunion are playing Mercury Lounge on November 16 with Adam Arcuragi. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today at noon with a general on-sale starting Friday (10/5) at noon.
All Icona Pop dates are listed below...
YACHTat South Street Seaport, August 2010 (more by Chris La Putt)
Falling Into the Sun is an evening of heliocentric film, yoga, and experience.Claire Evans of Yacht commented on the event:
Curated by Claire L. Evans, science writer and one-half of the conceptual pop group YACHT, Falling into the Sun is an aesthetic and corporeal experience pairing experimental films tracing the arc of the sun and its light across the Earth with a course of yogic sun salutations in order to fully immerse participants in the sensation of being pulled to the center of our solar system.
Come prepared to move ecstatically and celebrate the end of our hemisphere's summer!
"I've curated an experiential heliocentric film screening to which YACHT will play a live score. If you bring your body and mind in equal measure we'll do sun salutations to experimental visions of the sun's light as it traces across the sky. There will also be healing, meditation, cosmic DJs, projection mapping, installations, and a late-night afterparty that will follow the sun into the morning. Let's get weird!"Full details on the event which also includes performances from Bobby Birdman, Seabat, DJ Jan Woo, DJ Jay Simon, and Bookworms are below, and you can pick up your tickets now (as of today) and only in person at Body Actualized Center. The show is the day after YACHT's appearance at the Beekman Beer Garden (8/30, tickets).
All tour dates and details on the "Falling Into The Sun" event are below.
by Bill Pearis
Yacht at South Street Seaport, Aug 2010 (more by Chris La Putt)
Yacht will play what promises to be a wild night at the Beekman Beer Garden on August 30. (Hopefully not this kind of wild.) The duo will headline what's being called Full Moon (yes it's a full moon that night), a party that also features Modular's Sneaky Soundsystem, Gigamesh, Tesla Boy, and FIXED DJs JDH & Dave P. There will also be "dazzling visuals" and "fire dancers." That sounds exciting. Could be a fun way ring out the summer. Tickets for that show are on sale now, and the flyer is below.
In addition to the Full Moon party, Yacht will keep themselves busy in August with a few festival dates as well as a few shows opening for Hot Chip in the Pacific Northwest. All Yacht tour dates are listed below.
I forgot to mention, in the post with the new Grimes video today, that BrooklynVegan & M For Montreal are proud to present a show with the Montreal artist THIS FRIDAY NIGHT (5/11) in Brighton, UK as part of the three-day Great Escape Festival that begins today (5/10). Taking place at Digital, our full show lineup is Grimes, YACHT, Brooklyn band My Best Fiend and Montreal trio Half Moon Run who we also hosted on the M For Montreal co-presented day of Hotel Vegan at SXSW this year. If you're over in that part of the world right now, we hope to see you there.
Other acts playing the Great Escape this weekend include Friends, The Twilight Sad, EMA, The Temper Trap, The Black Belles, Gaz Coombes, We Are Augustines, Kwes, St Lucia, Body Language, Devin, The Front Bottoms, Cloud Nothings, Haim, Pond, Wild Belles, S.C.U.M, We Are Scientists, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Kids in Glass Houses. Booka Shade, Mystery Jets, Dry The River, Alabama Shakes, Django Django, Doldroms, and many more.
As you can see in the flyer above, M For Montreal is also throwing an event at the festival's "Canada House" on Saturday as well. M For Montreal's own festival goes down in Montreal in November. Tickets are on sale now. (also: Mikey from M For Montreal is up for an award at the Great Escape. Vote and find more info HERE).
Grimes also has a big NYC show scheduled this summer.
"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....
YACHT @ Treasure Island 2011 (more by Autumn Andel)
today in NYC
* ASSSSCAT 3000 @ UCB
* Joe Budden @ Irving Plaza
* Todd Rundgren @ City Winery
* YACHT afterparty @ Public Assembly
* The Oscar Show at the Pit
* Fred Armisen, Azita @ Union Pool
* Pauline Oliveros, Triple Point @ The Stone
* Marc Ribot Really the Blues @ Iridium
* JabberJosh, Bezoar, Xaddax @ Death By Audio
* Royal Baths, Pigeons, Invisible Circle @ The Suffolk
* Johnny Cash 80th Birthday Tribute @ The Grand Victory
* Big Ups, Ritz Riot, Cut Your Teeth, Fuck 666 @ Cake Shop
* Billy Martin & Wil Blades Duo, Baker's Dozen @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Sharon Van Etten, Carter Tanton, Glass Ghost @ Bowery Ballroom
* Chappo, Rioux, The Wellington Papers, Jackpot, Tiger @ Glasslands
* YACHT, Jeffrey Jerusalem, Bobby Birdman @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* White Out, Anders Nilsson, Eleven Twenty-Nine, Loren Connors @ Zebulon
* The Viscounts, Amy Sheehan & The LoveHowl, Brian Bonz, Robin Bacior @ Pianos
* Nullsleep, Casper Electronics, Crudlabs Sound System, Selectronics @ Shea Stadium
* The Netherlands, Fall of the Albatross, Exemption, Beyond The Throne @ The Acheron
* The Pharmacy, Liquor Store, Osekre and The Lucky Bastards, The Spooks @ Big Snow Buffalo Lodge
* Nico Muhly, Nadia Sirota, Vijay Iyer, Prasanna, Nitin Mitta, Tania Leon, Zack Glass, Michael Reisman, The Collegiate Chorale, Brooklyn Youth Chorus @ Park Avenue Armory
* Wyatt Cenac, Baratunde Thurston, Charlotte Macdonald, Alex Koll, Kyle Bostic, Hannibal Buress @ Knitting Factory
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Young Magic at Mercury Lounge in 2011 (more by Jessica Amaya)
Now they're set to release their debut LP, Melt on February 14 via Carpark. The album will feature material from their singles, including "Night In The Ocean," "Slip Time", "Sparkly", and "You With Air." You can stream all four of those tracks below, along with the album artwork and tracklist, and the video for "Sparkly."
A while back Young Magic announced a record release show scheduled to take place in their current hometown of NYC on February 18 at Mercury Lounge. That show was cancelled after tickets went on sale but was re-announced this week and tickets are on sale now. The show is being opened by Heaven, who also open the Swervedriver show at Bowery Ballroom (3/31).
Young Magic were also initially billed as the openers for YACHT's upcoming tour but have since dropped off (2/26 Brooklyn show included).
Video, streams, and album info below...
YACHT @ Iceland Airwaves 2011 (more by Matthew Eisman)
YACHT will head out on 'Shangri-La tour' in February that starts all the way out in Washington and eventually makes its way to NYC for a show happening on February 26 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday (1/13) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (1/11) at noon. All dates are listed below.
YACHT are one of the many public supporters of Esme Barrera, who was tragically murdered in her Austin home on New Year's. YACHT tweeted, "The world's lost a shining light, music cheerleader, and great human. Our hearts go out to the friends and family of Esme Barrera. No words." Don't forget that the Brooklyn benefit for Esme is happening this Thursday (1/12) at Big Snow Buffalo Lodge>
Towards the end of last year, YACHT released the video for "I Walked Alone" off of the Shangri-La album. Check that out with all dates below...
By Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Idiot Glee - Trouble at the Dancehall (MP3)
Lexington, Kentucky's Idiot Glee is back in town, playing three shows this weekend: tonight (12/2) at Cake Shop with Devon Williams; tomorrow (12/3) at SUNY Purchase with Yacht and Dom; and then Sunday (12/4) at Cameo with Celestial Shores and Phillip Seymour Hoffman (the band, not the actor).
If you have yet to hear Idiot Glee's album Paddywhack, which takes '60s pop styles and smushes them like a half-remembered dream, you can download standout track "Trouble at the Dancehall" at the top of this post and stream the whole record at the bottom of this post. Says Tiny Mix Tapes:
There is a sense both of harmony in the broadest sense -- a textural and gently mouldering oneness -- as well as a charmingly naïve solitude that brings to mind the classic figure of the outsider artist. It's in the integration of these tendencies, the tender cultivation of tendrils connecting internal and external, the sacred and profane, that Friley's nightbloom shyly emerges and thrives.In addition to the album player below, you can also watch footage Bleary Eyed Brooklyn shot of Idiot Glee from one of their CMJ shows, as well as the "King of Baby Land" video.