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Seapony Live at Origami Records 8/29/2011

August 31st, 2011

Seattle’s Seapony fit like a glove into the loft space at Origami Records for their Monday show. Their sound captured on Go With Me is pleasantly lo-fi, rendering relatively up-beat, melodically jaunty songs into a reverberant dreamscape. The dreaminess wasn’t quite as apparent in their live performance. Instead, their tunes, which have the effect of familiarity after a single listen, were revitalized into a refreshing context. Read more…

By Gianni Abbott Posted in Reviews, Show Reviews

Tinariwen – Tassili

August 31st, 2011

Tinariwen - Tassili

Foreign Yet Familiar

The Saharan Desert conjures up a wealth of images: searing heat, undulating sand dunes, a bright blue sky that goes on forever. But it also harbors a few secrets, and one of the best is the Tuareg band Tinariwen. If you haven’t heard of them, that’s OK, but Bono, Thom Yorke and Henry Rollins are all fans and the group has made appearances at the Coachella and Roksilde festivals, so it might just be a matter of time before this eclectic bunch is known worldwide. Read more…

By Karina Halle Posted in Reviews

Damon Albarn Production Collective Announces Release of Benefit Album

August 31st, 2011

DRC Music, the collective of music producers founded by Damon Albarn (Gorillaz, Blur), have announced that they will release their upcoming album Kinshasa One Two digitally via Warp Records on October 4 with a CD/Vinyl release following on November 8. The proceeds will benefit the work of Oxfam in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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By Asia Smith Posted in News , , ,

GLAAD Criticizes MTV and Tyler, the Creator

August 31st, 2011

The drama surrounding young LA hip-hop collective Odd Future continues. After bestowing the Best New Artist award to OFWGKTA’s Tyler, the Creator at last Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, MTV is has now been criticized by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) for supporting Tyler’s violent and often homophobic lyrics. Read more…

By Asia Smith Posted in News , , , ,

Possible Erykah Badu and Gorillaz Collaboration

August 31st, 2011

In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal regarding her performance at Rock the Bells 2011, Erykah Badu seems to have inadvertently dropped us a hint about a collaboration with the Gorillaz. Read more…

By Asia Smith Posted in News ,

The Devin Townsend Project Announces Tour

August 31st, 2011

Devin Townsend will return to the US for a headlining Devin Townsend Project tour this fall following his long summer abroad. His North American tour dates have been listed below. Read more…

By Asia Smith Posted in News

Dead Milkmen to Play Post-FYF Show

August 31st, 2011

The Dead Milkmen have announced that they, too, will be playing a post-FYF Festival show on Sunday, September 4. Read more…

By Asia Smith Posted in News ,

RIAA Fires Back at Minnesota P2P Martyr

August 30th, 2011

Jammie Thomas-Rasset, the Minnesota woman who found herself in a world of legal issues after being sued for $1.5 million by the Recording Industry Association of America for downloading two dozen 80’s songs in 2007, may find her recent appeal making its way to the Supreme Court of the United States. Read more…

By Dan Newman Posted in News ,

Watch: The Flaming Lips/Lightning Bolt Release New Video “I’m Working at NASA on Acid”

August 30th, 2011

Oklahoma psychonauts the Flaming Lips recently released a four-song EP in collaboration with Providence noise rockers Lightning Bolt. Last month, we showed the first video from that EP, “I Wanna Get High But I Don’t Want Brain Damage”, and now the bands have released the second video, “I’m Working at NASA on Acid”. Read more…

By Dan Newman Posted in News ,

Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Vocalist Karen O Reveals”Psycho-Opera” Title

August 30th, 2011

Last month, we brought you details about the Creator’s Projects series of events taking place during October at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn. One of these events is a “Psycho-Opera” featuring songs written by Yeah Yeah’s Yeah vocalist Karen O, co-created by design director KK Barret (Lost in Translation, former drummer of Screamers) and directed by Pulitzer Prize finalist Alex Rapp. Read more…

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