Archive

Archive for November, 2011

Com Truise – Galactic Melt

November 30th, 2011

GI-138_1400x300dpi_540_540

The Slow Burn

With a name and style likely to inspire WTF reactions, moog-aholic Com Truise drops his debut album, Galactic Melt. Thought mid-fi synth-wave is something Seth Haley has been doing for years, this only comes after his rising in popularity with a remix featured on the Tron: Legacy soundtrack. Now the New York based producer begins to make his way into the competitive world of electronic music production. Read more…

By Ryan Stabile Posted in Reviews ,

Madlib @ Echoplex on 12/10/11

November 30th, 2011

image002

Attention, hip-hop aficionados: Cali native DJ/rapper/producer/multi-instrumentalist/coolness-exuder Madlib (aka Beat Konducta) is playing a show at the Echoplex on December 10- and believe me, you won’t want to miss this.  His shows lately have been far and few, and this one will be the grand finale after his three-stop Medicine Show Live mini tour.  Extra incentive: he’ll be releasing exclusive never-been-heard tunes from “Medicine Show #13: Black Tape” there as well.

If I were you, I’d stop reading this post and go grab your tickets.  I have a feeling they’ll be snatched up faster than you can say “Mind Altering Demented Lessons In Beats.”

DEETS:

What: Madlib @ Echoplex

Where: Echolplex

1154 Glendale Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026

When: December 10, 2011 @ 9pm

Tickets: $20 advance here; $24 day of show; $26 day of show walk up

18+

By Faith Xue Posted in Los Angeles

Preservation Hall Jazz Band to be Joined by Morning Jacket, Mos Def, Blind Boys of Alabama and More

November 30th, 2011

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band has announced their special guests whom will join the famous jazz band during their 50th anniversary performance.  Set for Jan. 7 at Carnegie Hall; My Morning Jacket, Del McCoury Band, Trombone Shorty, GIVERS, Allen Toussaint, Blind Boys of Alabama, Tao Seeger, and Mos Def will share the Perelman Stage with the New Orleans jazz band.

Read more…

By Patrick Cowles Posted in News , , ,

Listen: Sharon Van Etten’s Single Serpents

November 30th, 2011

With her next album Tramp releasing Feb. 7 on Jagjaguwar, Brooklyn based Sharon Van Etten has released the first single from her third album as a tease.  Entitled, “Serpents, the somber three minute track builds to a quick crescendo which the singer rides throughout the remainder of the song without letting up.

Read more…

By Patrick Cowles Posted in News , ,

Bjork to Headline Roskilde Festival 2012

November 30th, 2011

Though marred by poor weather and a tragic  death at the Roskilde Festival this past Summer, the Roskilde Foundation will host their annual festival in 2012.  Now that they have begun to book and announce the acts for this upcoming festival, Roskilde announced their addition today , the Icelandic phenomena Björk will headline for 2012.

Read more…

By Patrick Cowles Posted in News ,

Doomtree Announce Initial Leg of No Kings Tour Dates

November 30th, 2011

In support of last week’s No Kings release, the entire Doomtree crew will descend upon the United States in a country spanning tour.  Though there are more dates yet to come, the initial leg of the No Kings Tour has been officially announced.

Read more…

By Patrick Cowles Posted in News ,

Flight of the Conchords Consider Making a Movie

November 30th, 2011

Almost two years since Kiwi comedic music duo Flight of the Conchords announced they won’t return to HBO for a third season of their short lived show, news of a potential movie has begun to surface.  While speaking with Totalfilms.com about The Muppets movie, Bert McKenzie stated that plans for a movie are in the works.

Read more…

By Patrick Cowles Posted in News

Leonard Cohen Reveals New Details About Old Ideas

November 29th, 2011

As we reported back in mid-October, famed Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen plans to release a new album, Old Ideas, in 2012. With the New Year looming, Cohen recently revealed a number of details regarding the effort, which will serve as his first release in over eight years. Read more…

By Nick Vadala Posted in News

Watch: Massive Attack Performs Set at French Artist JR’s “Encrages” Exhibition

November 29th, 2011

Seminal trip hop outfit Massive Attack played a live set at at the opening night of French artist JR’s ongoing “Encrages” exhibition at Galerie Perrotin last week. Now, some days after the opening, video footage of the band’s performance has hit the web. Check out the clip after the jump. Read more…

By Nick Vadala Posted in News

Bon Iver – Bon Iver

November 29th, 2011

Unknown-1

For Emma Was Forever Ago

Everything changed about Bon Iver after For Emma, Forever Ago. By now everyone’s heard the story of the months-long voluntary solitude he embarked on in the woods of north Wisconsin. His songs have been heavily licensed for primetime dramas, he let “Woods” get taken over by Kanye West and guested on the hip-hop maven’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, and he’s appeared on all the huge festival lineups: Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, Sasquatch, etc. The success has been a bit of a surprise, and the fans were rabid for his follow-up. His self-titled sophomore effort, out since June, has been successful in many critics’ eyes but it’s not anything like For Emma, for better or worse. Read more…

By Bill Chenevert Posted in Reviews