Entries tagged with: oOoOO
by Andrew Sacher
San Francisco producer oOoOO has put out a few solid EPs on the Tri Angle label over the past couple of years, and now he's finally set to release his debut full length, which is called Without Your Love. The album will come out on June 24 via his own label which is called Nihjgt Feelings, and no, that wasn't a typo. oOoOO has released two singles from the album so far, including the super-dark "Mouchette" and "Stay Here," which features some auto-tuned R&B vocals from ML. Check those out, along with the album art and tracklist, below.
As mentioned, oOoOO will be going on a tour with Groundislava, and though that tour doesn't hit NYC, both artists will play their own shows at Brooklyn venue Glasslands before the tour begins. oOoOO's show is a previously discussed date happening on May 23 with Selebrities and Dark Sister. Tickets for that show are still available and we're also giving away a pair. Details on how to enter to win tickets are below.
In related news, we recently posted pictures and a video from oOoOO collaborator Butterclock on BV Chicago.
All dates are listed, along with those song streams and album info, below...
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Hervé - "Gold" (feat. Maria Minerva) (MP3)
Lo-fi pop artist Maria Minerva teamed up with LA dance four-piece Pharaohs for the track, "Miraculous Feet," off Pharaohs' debut full length, Replicant Moods, which is due out on April 20 via 100% Silk. Maria takes lead vocals which gives the track an overall feel more similar to her music than Pharaohs', but Pharaohs' Chic-style bassline and post-punk drums make the song beefier and dancier than most of Maria's work. You can stream that track below.
As mentioned, Maria Minerva and Pharaohs are teaming up for a NYC show this Saturday (3/2) at 285 Kent with Octo Octa and Magic Touch (8 PM doors, $10 admission), but Pharaohs will be landing in NYC even sooner to play Cameo on Thursday (2/28) with Jonas Reinhardt, SHAMS, and a DJ set from Suzanne Kraft. Advance tickets for the Cameo show are on sale now. Both Maria Minerva and Pharaohs will also be in Austin this March for SXSW.
Maria Minerva also has a new release of her own on the way; the Bless EP, which will be out on April 2 via Not Not Fun. The EP's first single, "Black Magick," continues in the vein of her Will Happiness Find Me? album, and you can watch the video for that track below. Maria will play a release show for that EP in NYC on April 18 at Cameo Gallery with Butterclock (more on her in a minute). Tickets for that show are on sale now.
In addition to her own EP and collaborating with Pharaohs, Maria also contributed vocals to "Gold," the new single off UK producer Hervé (aka Joshua Harvey)'s new album, The Art of Disappearing, which comes out on March 4 via Cheap Thrills. Maria's airy vocals and Hervé's downtempo rhythms work great together and you can hear the collaboration by downloading the track above or watching its video, below. That album also features a killer collaboration with Austra (who are playing BrooklynVegan SXSW shows) on the track "Save Me," which you can stream below as well. Other collaborators on the album are Niki & the Dove and Seasfire.
As mentioned above, support at Maria Minerva's EP release from comes from oOoOO collaborator Butterclock (aka Laura Clock), who released her debut EP, First Prom, earlier this month. A limited CD pressing of the EP is available at the Fantasy Music webstore. Butterclock also has some European shows coming up, which are listed below, and more US dates will be announced soon. The video for "Don't" off her EP is below.
All dates are listed, along with all mentioned song streams and videos, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Butterclock at MoMA PS1 in 2011 (more by Erez Avissar)
Butterclock (aka Laura Clock), who first caught our ear when she sang live with oOoOO on tour and then contributed to his 2012 EP, is finally putting out her own debut release, the First Prom EP, on o F F is love imprint F A N T A S Y m u s i c this February. You can pre-order the EP from the F A N T A S Y webstore now (it's limited to 200 copies).
Butterclock recently revealed the video for the EP's first single, "Don't," which she co-directed herself, along with Dario Natale. Laura's a pop singer at heart, but like Grimes, Purity Ring, or Maria Minerva, she heavily manipulates her vocals and backs them with dark, warped beats to produce weirder and more psychedelic results. It should appeal to fans of the work she's done with oOoOO and her own past recordings that she's posted to soundcloud over the last couple years.
That video and the First Prom cover art, below...
oOoOO at MoMA PS1 in 2011 (more by Erez Avissar)
oOoOO (aka San Francisco producer Christopher Greenspan) released his impressive Our Loving Is Hurting Us EP earlier this year via Tri Angle and subsequently toured North America in support of it. Now he's set to go on a European tour, much of which is with Butterclock, who sings on his EP, but before that he'll play a hometown show in San Francisco at Public Works tonight (9/28) with Andy Stott and Demdike Stare (who will both be in NYC for a show together in October), and Balam Acab (who will be in NYC in December).
On oOoOO's way home from the European tour, he too will stop in NYC for a show on November 8 at Glasslands with Solar Year and Silent Drape Runners. Tickets for that show are on sale now. oOoOO just posted a song on his soundcloud called "StairwayToHeaven" (doesn't appear to have anything to do with the Led Zeppelin song) and you can stream that below.
Speaking of Andy Stott, he also just revealed a cut off of his upcoming album, Luxury Problems (due out 10/29 via Modern Love), called "Numb." A stream of that song, the oOoOO song, and a list of all upcoming oOoOO dates are below.
Light Asylum at MHOW in 2010 (more by Benjamin Lozovsky)
Brooklyn duo Light Asylum (Shannon Funchess and Bruno Coviello) made a pretty good impression last year with their In Tension EP, and they're following that with a self titled debut LP, due out on May 1 via Mexican Summer. They just released the gothy first single, "Shallow Tears," with the mostly instrumental "Genesis" on the b-side. You can stream both of those below, along with the album artwork and tracklist.
Light Asylum are going on a short US tour in support of the album which kicks off with an album release party in NYC at Le Poisson Rouge on May 3. TIckets are on sale now. The show is with oOoOO (who also has a
All dates, streams, album artwork and tracklist below...
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: oOoOO - "NoWayBack" (Ft. Butterclock) (MP3)
Sam Mickens w/ Zac Pennington at Ecstatic Music Festival (more by David Andrako)
Late last year, Sam Mickens announced a split 7" with Voice on Tape due out "winter 2011/2012." That 7" still hasn't been released but you can stream Sam's contribution HERE. However, he did release a single last week, "One Final Round"/"To Victory or Death," which you can stream and purchase at his bandcamp. The songs have a traditional ballroom pop feel led by organic pianos and horns, until halfway through "To Victory or Death," when the band kicks it up into a double time punk beat.
Sam Mickens, who performed Saturday night as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival, has a few more upcoming NYC shows this month. He'll premiere his "Micropatronage" piece with a string quartet at Roulette on February 16 with Jim Staley and Zeena Parkins and Loren Mazzance Connors (whose new album, A Fire, was scheduled to come out this week but has since been delayed). Tickets are on sale now. Sam will then play the same venue on Feburary 18 when he hosts a live taping of ESP TV, which is also part of Roulette's Experimental Love Festival along with C. Spencer Yeh, Little Women, Grasshopper, MV Carbon, and Amanda Long. The event was curated by Scott Kiernan and Victoria Keddie. Tickets are on sale now.
Sam Mickens will also celebrate his 30th birthday at Shea Stadium on February 23 with performances by Sam Mickens Ecstatic Showband & Revue (who recorded the new 12") and Sam Mickens Fourth World (feat. members of Deerhoof, Extra Life, and Cuddle Magic). The bill also includes White Ring and Mirror Mirror.
Speaking of oOoOO's EP, Our Living is Killing Us (due April 10 via Tri Angle), Stereogum recently premiered the first track, "NoWayBack," which features vocals from collaborator Butterclock. Her airy vocals and oOoOO's beatwork bring to mind some of Grimes' downtempo material and its easily oOoOO's best track yet. Grab an MP3 of the song above and stream it below.
All dates and stream below...
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Superhumanoids - "Geri" (MP3)
Active Child at MHOW in 2011 (more by Erik Erikson)
Active Child has a ton of international tour dates on the way, including Australian and European dates in February and March and a North American tour to follow with support from some pretty impressive openers, Balam Acab and Superhumanoids. The tour hits NYC twice in May, with shows at Bowery Ballroom on May 10 and the much smaller Mercury Lounge on May 11. Tickets for both of those shows go on sale Friday (2/3) at noon with an AmEx presale starting on Wednesday (2/1) at noon.
Active Child recently released a video for "Hanging On," off 2011's You Are All I See. Check that out, along with a list of all the dates below.
Balam Acab kicks off a short European tour this week with labelmates oOoOO and Holy Other. Speaking of oOoOO (aka Christopher Dexter Greenspan), he just announced his new EP, Our Living is Killing Us, which is due out April 10 via Tri Angle. It features collaborations with Butterclock, who has performed live with oOoOO. The cover art and tracklist are below.
Speaking of Superhumanoids, they recently released the track, "Geri," which you can download above and stream below.
All dates, video, stream, and oOoOO EP info below...
by Andrew Sacher
oOoOO at PS1 in August (more by Erez Avissar)
Tri Angle labelmates Balam Acab, oOoOO, and Holy Other are heading out on a European tour together this February. So far they haven't announced any US dates for the tour yet, but Balam Acab and oOoOO do have two California shows together this week.
Before the tour kicks off, oOoOO will play his own show in NYC at Glasslands on January 21 with Sibian & Faun. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Holy Other recently had two of the tracks off of his excellent With U EP remixed by The Haxan Cloak (aka Bobby Krlic) and Andy Stott, both of who put out their own great LPs this year. The Haxan Cloak applied his layers of ambience to "Feel Something" and Andy Stott offered his take on "Know Where" with a remix that more than doubles the track's original length. Both of these remixes are available to stream below.
And lastly, Balam Acab was added to ATP I'll Be Your Mirror UK. He plays on Saturday (5/26), the day that Mogwai headlines and the reunited Codeine also play. He also recently posted his top albums of 2011 which includes Holy Other, Holy Other remixer Andy Stott, St. Vincent (who he loves so much he almost missed his LPR show in Nov.), and others. And in case you missed it, he's been on a roll with remixing female singers lately, like Charli XCX, Lana Del Rey, and Twin Sister, the latter of which plays the sold out BV Holiday Party at Bowery Ballroom on Saturday (12/17).
All dates and song streams below...
photos by Erez Avissar
"Ayshay is killing it at warm up right now! oOoOO is on v soon!" - Tri Angle Records
"Wow... @oOoOOsounds is playing a mindblowing, amazing set at @MoMAPS1WarmUp right now!" - Anthony Anomalyy
"@oOoOOsounds @butterclock u guys were the shit at warm up <3" - Balam Acab
Butterclock w/ oOoOO @ PS1
Warm Up continued at MoMA PS1 on Saturday (8/13) with His Name is Alive, Black Dice, Water Borders, Clams Casino, oOoOO, Ayshay and short DJ sets from Brandon Stosuy, Jon Galkin, and Robin Carolan of Tri Angle Records (who is also DJing our Chelsea Wolfe show this Wednesday night).
oOoOO played a live set with Butterclock producing, singing, and hustling. Butterclock has been providing vocals for oOoOO for the whole US tour, which also hit Mercury Lounge two days before PS1 (8/11) with Water Borders. Check out a video of oOoOO and Butterclock doing "Hustlin'" at the Mercury Lounge show below along with more pictures from the PS1 show...
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Ayshay - "WARN-U" (Nguzunguzu Remix) (MP3)
With the upcoming release of her debut EP 'WARN-U', Tri Angle is extremely excited to introduce Ayshay. Born in Senegal, raised in Kuwait and now living in New York City, Fatima Al Qadiri is the producer and vocalist behind Ayshay. Fuelled by her fascination with the sacred songs of Islam 'WARN-U' is a homage and reinterpretation of the sounds that have haunted Al Qadiri since she was a child. Constructed entirely out of her own vocals, which she filtered and layered upon one another 'WARN-U' is Al Qadiri's attempt to reconfigure the concept of 'sacred' music as inspiring divine love and divine fear. Even in her adoption of the name Ayshay, a flippant term which means 'whatever' in Arabic, Fatima Al Qadiri seeks to distance the austere values inherent in worship music from her own interpretation of the latter. [Tri Angle]Vocalist and electronic artist Ayshay (aka Fatima Al Qadiri) is set to release her debut EP WARN-U on September 26 via Tri Angle as CD/LP/MP3. As quoted above, Ayshay continues to embrace the traditional Islamic music that she grew up surrounded by. Using no more than her own voice, she applies the sounds of the sacred material to an ethereal setting with a subtle beat building in the background. The EP features three original tracks, "WARN-U," "Jemsheed," and "Shaytan." You can watch the video for "WARN-U" below.
The fourth and final track is a 12 minute long 'WARN-U' megamix of the entire EP by Nguzunguzu. You can grab the Nguzunguzu remix of "WARN-U" above, but that's only a small portion of the larger mix that will appear on the EP. While Ayshay focuses more on vocal layerings and drums take a back seat, Nguzunguzu treats the track to some menacing snare-heavy beats. Both takes are awesome in their own right. Compare for yourself below.
Last year, Ayshay made an exclusive mix for DIS Magazine called 'Muslim Trance,' which was an original mix sampling sacred Shi'ite and Sunni vocals. You can stream that mix below.
Water Borders also have an album coming out on Tri Angle. The label will release Harbored Mantras on October 10 as CD/LP/MP3. Like Ayshay, Water Borders are into some pretty other-wordly sounds. Stream the album's lead track "What Wiwant," which falls somewhere between dark ambient and tribal music, below.
The PS1 show is also part of oOoOO's tour which hits Mercury Lounge two days earlier (8/11) (tickets). Holy Other was originally scheduled for that tour but recently had to drop off. oOoOO has a new video Check it out below.
Video, streams, full PS1 lineup, and album art/tracklists below...
DOWNLOAD: How To Dress Well - "Ready for the World" (XXXY Re-Edit) (MP3)
by Andrew Sacher
Since adopting the moniker XXXY in 2009, UK producer Rupert Taylor has dropped quite a few singles on various labels. Earlier this year, he put out a 10" single for "You Always Start It" b/w "Ordinary Things" on the Ten Thousand Yen label. 350 copies were pressed and are now all sold out but you can stream the tracks on his bandcamp and below.
XXXY is back with his second single of the year, "You Gotta Do You" b/w "Open Your Eyes," which he released today (7/8) on Orca Recordings. On the new tracks XXXY goes for a slightly wonkier, bass-heavy sound, as opposed to his more chilled out offerings from earlier this year. Listen to soundcloud streams of the tracks below and pick up the 12" at Boomkat.
In addition to his singles, he's also done remixes for notable artists including Radiohead and How To Dress Well.
StompMag: The first track of yours I heard was a remix of Videotapes by Radiohead. Are you a big fan?Grab the How To Dress Well remix above and check out the Radiohead remix (titled "Straight to Video") below.
XXXY: Yeah, I'm a really big Radiohead fan. I haven't had the chance to get to the new album as much as I'd like to but I love everything they've done and I've been to see them a bunch of times. The remix of Videotapes just kind of came into my head and it was around the right tempo for me to work with. Normally when I'm doing remixes people approach me with an idea and if it's something I want to do and if I like the music, I'll do it. With the remix of Ready For The World, Tri Angle approached me and asked would I like to do something for How To Dress Well. And I said "definitely" because I love the album. And I think it turned out pretty good.
StompMag: Do you listen to a lot of music from the Tri Angle label?
XXXY: Yeah, I really like the stuff they're putting out. I really like OOoOO and How To Dress Well- they've got a lot of strange interesting sounds coming out. It's something different and really high quality.
XXXY has some upcoming international dates in late July and early August. Those dates include two US shows which both take place late this month in NYC. He headlines Tammany Hall on July 29 with Laurel Halo, Shlomo, Braille, and Contakt. Tickets are on sale now. The next day (7/30) he plays PS1's 'Warm Up' with Tri Angle's Holy Other and Das Racist (DJ).
All tour dates, a video for the 2010 single "Rain", streams and stuff below...
by Andrew Sacher
Tri Angle labelmates Holy Other and oOoOO recently played the Tri Angle showcase at Sonar 2011 in Spain with How To Dress Well (whose LP Love Remains was reissued on the label earlier this year). You can watch some videos from the fest below.
Holy Other and oOoOO will play together again on tour this summer with Tri Angle DJs spinning between sets. The NYC show is on August 11 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets are on sale. All dates are listed below.
Both of them also play PS1 Warm Up events, but not together. Holy Other plays what will be his first US show at PS1 on July 30. Das Racist and XXXY also DJ that day. oOoOO plays with other Tri Angle labelmates: Clams Casino, Ayshay and Water Borders, on August 13.
Holy Other released the With U EP earlier this month. Like many of his fellow Tri Angle producers, Holy Other creates floating reverbial soundscapes with bass-heavy beats. Check out the track "Touch" above which loops a trancelike vocal sample directly into your brain. Matthewdavid, who plays a Warm Up event even sooner, remixed the track. Grab that above too.
The full PS1 lineup for this Saturday, July 9th is:
Four Tet / Domino / London, UKYou can also try and catch SBTRKT later that night. Don't bother trying to see Four Tet at Marcy Hotel though.
Falty DL / Planet Mu / New York, NY
SBTRKT / Young Turks / London, UK
Bronze / RVNG Intl / San Francisco, CA
Matthewdavid / Brainfeeder / Los Angeles, CA
TURRBOTAX® DJs / New York, NY
Videos of the Tri Angle showcase at Sonar, 'With U' artwork and tracklist, and tour dates below...
crowd @ Warm Up 2010 (more by Zach Dilgard)
The full schedule for MoMa's 20l1 'Warm Up' season at PS1 has since been announced. The dance parties happen at the Long Island City location every Saturday from July 2 through September 3 from 2 PM to 9 PM. Admission is $15 and includes access to all exhibitions and 'Warm Up.' Check out the full lineup below.
Other days feature Delicate Steve, Odd Future DJ Syd tha Kyd, Black Dice, Juan Maclean, Blood Orange, Solange, Grimes, Tanlines, Sun Araw and many other DJs, producers and and bands. Das Racist, Simian Mobile Disco, Ford & Lopatin, Gang Gang Dance and a few other groups are performing DJ sets.
More info and the full schedule below...
"That's Christopher Dexter Greenspan, who records as oOoOO, talking about the burgeoning style of music that he and a handful of others are developing. It's been called "drag," "witch house," and "haunted house," but like most subgenres these days, there's no official name for it. And like Greenspan points out, it's probably not a scene in the way we've come to understand the term. What "drag" is, so far at least, is a group of young, geographically scattered artists concurrently exploring ghostly, slow-moving electro-pop, each with their own unique spin." [Pitchfork]