Entries tagged with: Zomby
people outside Other Music on Record Store Day 2013 (more by PSquared)
Other Music, the NYC record store (15 E 4th St) and record label (home to Nude Beach, Mutual Benefit, and others), has published its top 30 albums of 2013 list. The multi-genre list has a lot of cool, generally smaller releases in the electronic, hip hop, garage rock, folk, jazz, and other genres, steering clear of the big names that end up on a lot of these lists.
Check out the whole list in alphabetical order below, and read commentary on each one, plus take a look at Other Music's favorite reissues here.
by Andrew Sacher
Zomby - 'With Love' artwork
Electronic musician and active twitterer Zomby released his new triple vinyl/double CD, With Love, last week (6/18) via 4AD. The album's got 33 tracks, each of which are rather short sound pieces on their own, but similarly to an album like Flying Lotus' Until the Quiet Comes, they come together to create a much greater whole. It's been a great year for IDM so far (Jon Hopkins, Boards of Canada, μ-Ziq), and Zomby's With Love is no exception. You can check out the whole album on Spotify and stream the track, "Overdose," below.
Zomby doesn't have much in the way of live shows scheduled at the moment, but he'll be heading to Williamsburg dance club Output on July 18 for their weekly Input party. DJ Assault is on that bill to, and tickets are on sale now.
Song stream below...
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Inc. - "5 Days" (MP3)
LA duo Inc. released their debut EP back in 2011 and they're finally set to release their debut full length, which will be titled No World, on February 19 via 4AD, who also put out their EP. The first taste of that album, "5 days," is an ambient R&B cut that fits right in with How to Dress Well, Autre Ne Veut, and d'Eon. You can download the track above or watch a visualizer it below. The tracklist is below too.
Inc. will be playing a release show in NYC the day the album comes out (2/19) at Le Poisson Rouge with 4AD labelmate Zomby, Teengirl Fantasy collaborator Kelela (who plays the same venue five days earlier with Teengirl Fantasy and Laurel Halo), and Total Freedom. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Video and album tracklist below...
by Andrew Sacher
He first asked, "What the fuck is edm ...euphemism ?," and soon followed with "Need to be a bit more specific than the fact at some point electricity might have been involved in the making of the music." He continued saying, "Edm sounds corporate....nothing to do with the art of music," then "Music is art like sculpture is except u don't want to put garden gnomes in a gallery do you edm is the garden gnome of music not artistic." He then said "I'd sooner be called a dubstep producer than edm at least dubstep was something to be proud of at one point," but also noted, "I don't make dubstep." He then clarified, "Btw I'm no hater. I love what's good so much ill spend time defending it its nothing."
UK producer Zomby who came to NYC for a lone CMJ show at Autumn Bowl, will be playing another show here this weekend at 285 Kent on Saturday (11/3). He'll be joined by Chicago footwork masters DJ Rashad and DJ Spinn spinning back to back sets, Massacooramaan, and J-Cush. No advance tickets for this one but it's $12 at the door.
As mentioned, Zomby recently released a song, "Devils," and you can stream it below, where you'll also find the flyer for Saturday's show.
Zomby will be in NYC for one last-minute show during CMJ, which happens at new-ish Greenpoint venue Autumn Bowl (67 West St.) on Thursday (10/18) with Mykki Blanco, Arca, Gobby, Kuhrye-oo, Aquarian, Anthony Naples, and Eddie Mars. The party runs from 8 PM to 4 AM. It's free before 10:30 and $5 after with RSVP.
Autumn Bowl is also where the Four Tet, Jamie xx, and Floating Points show (10/26) is happening next week. A cavernous space that was formerly the home to a rope factory (built in 1890!), it has recently begun to be used for shows. Other upcoming shows include Kyp Malone (of TV on the Radio) on Saturday (10/20) with Monogold, Kelli Rudick, Bird Courage, and David Watson/Fair Use. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
That Zomby song stream and the flier for his show are below.
Babs at Barclays, 10/11/2012 (via @cpcayaba)
Barbara Streisand played her first of two, and first-ever Brooklyn show at the Barclays Center last night. Those in attendance missed the live Vice President debate, but still got a taste of politics at the show:
"I love Big Bird and I hope no one tells Romney how to get to Sesame Street ... or to Pennsylvania Avenue," cracked Streisand, according to the Huffington Post.Babs plays the new venue, that only Jay-Z played before her, again Saturday night.
Streisand also said of Romney: "He's a good actor. [He's] a chameleon. It's great."
Meanwhile: "Barclays Center VIP Lounge Issued Health Violation For Lack Of Toilet Paper."
The Revelation Records 25th Anniversary celebration is happening this weekend in NYC. Check out photos of Night One (Texas in the Reason, Underdog, Gameface and more) here, and pics Texas's MHOW show here, and Chain of Strength's Acheron show here.
Don Caballero are releasing a live LP, titled Gang Banged With A Headache, And Live, on November 27 via Joyful Noise.
Dillinger Escape Plan frontman Greg Puciato says, "Nobody's doing us a favor by buying our shirt after they took our album."
We've got a couple Smiths/Moz superfans on staff (Tim Griffin in our Austin office; Bill here in NYC) but both pale to the adoration Dave Hill has for Morrissey. Read his account of this week's Radio City show.
Conspiracy theory time: Gawker asks, "Did Nirvana fan Paul Ryan steal his 'Bean' anecdote from Kurt Cobain?"
And while on the same theme: Friday Night Lights television series creator Peter Berg wants Mitt Romney to stop using its "Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose" slogan. But FNL author Buzz Bissinger takes the other side.
More stuff below...
Le1f at MoMA PS1 - 7/21/12 (via FADER)
NYC rapper Le1f, who just played Warm Up last Saturday (7/21), has another local show TONIGHT (7/26) at The Hester (835 6th Ave at 29th St) with DJ Rusty Lazer and DJ sets by Zomby and Lemonade and a "special surprise guest." The show is totally free and there's free food and drinks too. RSVP to RSVP@HESTERSTREETFAIR.COM. Doors are at 6 PM and the show runs through 10 PM.
The flier for tonight's show at The Hester and Le1f's video for "Wut" are below...
UK producer Zomby doesn't seem to have any live dates scheduled at the moment, but he'll be in NYC to DJ a Spencer's Gifs party at Santos Party House tonight (6/8) along with DJ sets by $hayne, Grayson Revoir, and Johnny Misheff. Doors are at 11 PM. The flier for this show is below.
This past April, Zomby uploaded three tracks/previews to his YouTube page, all of which say nothing except "Occult" in the description. Pretty cryptic. Check them out 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...
photos by Erez Avissar
Zomby @ Glasslands
Prince Rama, despite touring with them and also playing CMJ, are not opening the previously discussed Gang Gang Dance show at Bowery Ballroom on 10/22, but some other more exciting acts are opening what is looking like a 4AD showcase. The lineup as of now is Gang Gang Dance, Inc, and Zomby! At least one more act will be announced too (hmm, Joker will be in town). Tickets are still on sale, or get in with your CMJ badge.
Zomby, despite the Guy Fawkes mask he sports, has not made any appearances at Occupy Wall Street so far (that we know of) (like Jeff Mangum did), but he did make a rare appearance in NYC at Glasslands on October 1st...
"At nearly 2 a.m. on Sunday morning, U.K. dubstep womperkind Zomby is onstage, but he is not making any noise. "We've waited years for this, dude, years," calls one fan as another boos. And indeed, the crowd who attended Zomby's set at Glasslands had been waiting years to see it, as that night marked Zomby's second appearance in New York since entering the bassosphere in 2007, and the first one [wasn't] open to the public. Now, after years of consuming his releases from across the pond and hours of slogging through jam band opening acts and faceless DJs that night, Zomby was onstage and silent as a stupid dead lamb who deserved to die for making everyone wait so unbelievably, mind-numbingly long. "Where's the music?" demands another fan. When the first note trembles through the venue and the crowd unleashes a collective noise of assent, all is forgiven. Zomby, that diva bastard, is worth the wait." [CMJ]More pictures from Glasslands are below...
CMJ takes over NYC venues from October 18-22, and they just announced another round of bands that are playing. They are:
J Mascis, Shonen Knife, Gang Gang Dance, Boy & Bear, Cloud Nothings, Free Energy, T. Mills, Kendrick Lamar, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Casiokids, Oberhofer, Smif-N-Wessun, Pujol, Zomby, Joker, Painted Palms, Flatliners, Robbers on High Street, Bag Raiders, Young Buffalo, Skeletonwitch, Gary Clark, Jr. and 1, 2, 3.if you click the links above, you'll see where some of those shows are happening. The previous CMJ announcement is HERE, though collectively that's still not a lot of bands announced by CMJ yet (many more have been announced by venues). Badge info here, but remember if all you want to do is go to shows, you can also just buy tickets to those shows.
Zomby, who made his first NYC appearance as a DJ at a random and private NYC party in July, will play his first public gig in NY at Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn on October 1st. Tickets aren't on sale yet, but Popgun Booking set up an RSVP page that won't ensure you entry, but will get you an email with the ticket link when it materializes (and apparently tickets will only be on sale for two days). We'll also post as soon as we hear.
The show is one of a handful the mysterious Zomby has coming up. They're all listed below...
DOWNLOAD: SBTRKT - "Wildfire" (Drumma Boy remix ft. Shabazz Palaces) (MP3)
Back in June, we announced the killer initial lineup for Moogfest 2011 (October 28, 29, 30). That lineup just got even better with additions including TV on the Radio, Special Disco Version featuring James Murphy and Pat Mahoney, St. Vincent, SBTRKT, Flying Lotus, YACHT, John Maus, Araabmuzik Baths, Zomby, Active Child and more. It was also announced that Brian Eno, part of the initial lineup, will be presenting Brian Eno's 77 Million Paintings and "Illustrated Talks" as part of this year's fest.
The initial announcement also included Suicide, Tangerine Dream, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Austra, M83, Little Dragon, Passion Pit, Toro y Moi, Moby (full band), The Flaming Lips, Battles, CANT, Brandt Brauer Frick (who will be on a US tour that hits Glasslands), and more.
Speaking of CANT (aka Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear), he revealed the song "Believe" from his upcoming debut LP yesterday. Stream the track below. The album comes out September 13 on Chris' own Terrible Records. He's also got an upcoming tour surrounding Moogfest which includes a show on October 25 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets are still on sale.
Speaking of SBTRKT and Little Dragon, Drumma Boy remixed the SBTRKT song with Little Dragon's Yukimi Nagano on lead vocals. Shabazz Palaces is also featured on the remix (compare that to Drake's version). Grab the track above via Gorilla vs Bear. Shabazz wrote on Facebook today, "Besides the release of Black Up, I don't think I've seen one article on here create such a surge of activity as this Wildfire Remix has. Amazing."
Sampha, who sings live with SBTRKT and on his album, also recently released his own song, "Indecision." Stream the track below. Moogfest is one of the stops on SBTRKT's recently announced US tour that also hits Bowery Ballroom on October 31 (with Araabmuzik) and Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 1. Tickets for both shows are still on sale.
Little Dragon plays a BV-presented Record Release show at Music Hall of WIlliamsburg TONIGHT (8/16). The show is sold out, but if you don't have tickets you can catch them in NYC again on their headlining tour which hits Terminal 5 on October 14. Tickets are still on sale.
Song streams and full Moogfest lineup below...
Zomby at Angel Orensanz - 7/18 (via antibaphoto)
Zomby made his US debut at a private party at Angel Orensanz last night (7/18). He showed up late and unannounced with a macbook and a mask and DJ'd the fancy Manhattan venue that was serving free drinks. His material took from grime and bass and the invite-only crowd, although small, were into it.
Still waiting on that public NYC show, Zomby.
Nguzunguzu were at the party too. They'll play a public NYC show on Thursday (7/21) at Santos with Death Grips and others.
"Heard Zomby's plane actually TOUCHED DOWN and he is actually in USA.
Meaning tomorrow is his first US gig EVER tomorrow?
am I wrong? STOKED." - True Panther Sounds
DOWNLOAD: Zomby - Things Fall Apart (w/ Panda Bear) (MP3)
UK producer Zomby, Nguzunguzu, and others play an invite-only party tonight (7/18) at Angel Orensanz at 172 Norfolk Street in Manhattan. The show is part of the Capsule Trade Show which happens today and tomorrow in NYC. Zomby reportedly plays from 11:30 PM to 1 AM. We're giving a pair of tickets for entry to the private show. Details on how to enter below.
There's a really natural pop sensibility to your new record, for sure.You can download the Panda Bear track above if you don't have it already. Dedication was released via 4AD last week.
That's right, really. I would like to take the journey of Zomby to a larger audience now without sacrificing any integrity. I feel I've covered a lot of areas artists wouldn't reach...I try to write on the edge, to be honest. Once music is discovered as a style, it loses its charm. So I try work in the middle ground where the songs often ripen a year later. Like a lot of the work just ripening now was written two or three years ago.
I love the classical influence on your new record. Are you actually playing the piano on it?
Yeah, I love the piano. It's the closest I can get to the music, like I can nearly be absorbed by it
One thing i'm curious about is the lyrical side of your music. A lot of this album is so emotional. I wonder if you went into certain songs trying to react to certain things in your personal life. Or maybe you just sit down and that's what came out.
It's just what comes out, yeah. Sometimes I want vocals and can't get them; sometimes I can and don't want them. If the timing's right and the song fits, it's good. The song with Panda Bear ("Things Fall Apart") was a treat for me. I love his music and Animal Collective, and I thought the song came out really well. It's exactly what I go for in music--slightly edgy, uncomfortable, warm and coherent at the same time.
Nguzunguzu were originally scheduled to open for Gang Gang Dance in DC tonight, but must have taken this Angel Orensanz gig instead. They resume their tour with GGD in Baltimore on Tuesday, but do not open for GGD on the Rocks Off Boat Thursday. Bubbles, who also open tonight in DC, open the boat show which is still on sale.
Nguzunguzu play Thursday (7/21) at Santos Party House with Death Grips, Traxman, and others.
No word on whether Zomby will play a public NYC show before October.
Contest details below...
Decibel Festival is returning to Seattle, WA for its eighth edition on September 28 through October 2. The festival takes place in several Seattle venues, now including The Paramont Theater, The Showbox Market, The Crcodile, and Red Wildlife Refuge, in addition to many others. Artists performing include Amon Tobin, Moby (DJ set), Bonobo (DJ set), Holy Fuck, Ladytron, Zomby, Matthewdavid, oOoOO, Araabmuzik and many others. Tickets for the festival are on sale now.
Amon Tobin will be presenting his ISAM audio/visual performance at the festival like he does on his tour that hits Brooklyn on October 25.
The last we heard from Zomby, he was playing a TBA NYC show on July 14 (tonight). He's not doing that anymore, but he is coming to NYC this month for a private event (we're working on announcing details of that soon). His myspace now lists the NYC show as October 1 which is supposedly happening too. Venue is still TBA. More dates below.
Bonobo will also DJ a Rocks Off Concert Cruise on September 16. Tickets are on sale now. More dates below.
Full Decibel lineup and all tour dates below...
DOWNLOAD: Zomby - "Things Fall Apart" (Feat. Panda Bear) (MP3)
UK producer Zomby is releasing his first album for 4AD, Dedication, on July 11 in the UK and July 12 in the US. Panda Bear provides guest lead vocals on the track "Things Fall Apart," which you can download above. Dedication is/was currently streaming in full on hhv (it doesn't seem to be working at the moment). Check out the full album tracklist below.
July 12 is the same day Animal Collective play Prospect Park in Brooklyn, two days before Zomby's TBA New York show (7/14) which is listed on his myspace. Stay tuned for more details, and hopefully those details aren't a cancellation this time.
Remember when Zomby was supposed to open Animal Collective's Prospect Park show in 2009. It would be cool if he makes up for it by opening at the same venue in 2011. Don't hold your breath though. Zomby also recently cancelled his appearance at the Animal Collective curated-ATP last month. According to 32 RPM...
"Zomby has cancelled and lots of people eager to suck up his revivalist bullshit rave music were forced to mull around wearing their best faces of disappointment. I didn't mind. Zomby is a REDACTED and if it means he's ten fans down after blowing the festival out then that goes to shape a better tomorrow. For one he confused Steve Moore completists and for two the world needs a 90s rave music revival like it needs an airborn Aids strain.Harsh. Zomby cancelled Sonar in 2010 too. All currently scheduled dates and the album info below...
Now much as I was left non-plussed by them I have to say 'good one' to The Frogs for filling the gap and playing a second show."
words by Rachel Kowal
Dent May @ BV-CMJ 2009 (more by Chris La Putt)
A few nights earlier, I tried and failed to see Dent May at a late-night show, but I figured I'd give it another shot, so I headed over to the Cake Shop after the BrooklynVegan CMJ show at MHOW Thursday night, and was delighted to see that they were running on schedule. I thought I was tired at that point, but I've got to hand it to Dent May and his friend Bobby for their dedication to the cause. "We drove 20 hours straight to be with you. Our car got towed. We've been threw a lot of shit, and we love it," May said by way of introduction. A quick look at Bobby's zombie-like stare as he sat, waiting for the show to start, revealed just how tired he was. In addition to their lengthy sojourn to New York, it was their last show of the week and the third of the day. Luckily, their music is upbeat and undeniably catchy. When they started to play, they sprang to life, and many of the people in the audience began to dance.
Dent May doesn't have any more dates on his schedule, but he is on the lineup of the just-announced All Tomorrow's Parties curated by Animal Collective taking place May 13th-15th at at Butlins Holiday Centre in Minehead, UK. Full initial lineup announcement below...
Animal Collective @ ATP NY (more by Ryan Muir)
So how the hell did Merriweather Post Pavilion-- an album closer in spirit to the sub-aquatic psychedelia of 2005's Feels and Panda Bear's 2007 solo Person Pitch than its predecessor-- wind up in the Billboard Top 20 and outsell both the Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand's most recent albums in North America? That mystery is ultimately the most wonderful thing about the album. Unlike so many indie-rock crossover artists before them, Animal Collective did not breach the mainstream by cleaning up their act, or adopting classic-rock conventions, or scoring a strategic soundtrack or iPod-commercial placement. And, above all, they did little to formalize their defining mercurial quality. [Pitchfork]Pitchfork posted their Top 50 Albums of 2009.
Animal Collective is DJing the Museum of Natural History in January.
photos by Ryan Muir
"Finally out the hospital." - Zomby
"Damn... people are gettin at eachother's throats! this is crazy. Anyhow. I'm not sure which night was better... I ate some mushrooms the first night... so I didn't really enjoy dam funk's hour and a half long opening set... Black Dice were good as always, but should've been louder. It was much quieter than when I saw them at the Bowery.Dam-Funk (who plays a free show at Trophy Bar Sunday night) opened both shows in Prospect Park. XXXCHANGE replaced Zomby on Saturday night's bill. Black Dice opened on Friday. Pictures and the setlist from that show HERE. More pictures and some videos from Saturday, below...
The "re-worked comfy in nautica" is actually a new song called bleed... just for clarification. Personally I found the highlights to be the new Who Could Win A Rabbit and Chores, considering I hadn't heard them play those yet. Everything else was still awesome, though I could've done without daily routine, and IMO they threw away What Would I Want Sky too early.
The second night they opened with Grace... which I've wanted to see since the Grand Ballroom show, so I basically freaked out when I heard it. Also Frightened and #1 also made that set really awesome. All in all great end of the summer." [Anonymous]