Monthly Archives: July 2013

of Montreal Announce Fall Tour, Offer Free MP3

Image by Nina Barnes

Athens Georgia’s of Montreal have announced that they are hitting the road ahead of their new album lousy with sylvianbriar‘s October 8 release date on Polyvinyl.

To celebrate, they shared a free stream of the track ‘fugutive air’.

Kevin Barnes of, of Montreal started fresh on this album, relocating from Athens to San Francisco and using the city’s energy as inspiration. He returned to Athens where he worked with a new group of musicians. He recorded the album much of the album live with the band onto 24-track tape with the help of engineer Drew Vandenberg (Deerhunter, Toro y Moi). Rebecca Cash guests on several tracks.

“I knew I wanted the process to be more in line with the way people used to make albums in the late 60s and early 70s,” Barnes revealed in a statement. “I wanted to work fast and to maintain a high level of spontaneity and immediacy. I wanted the songs to be more lyric driven, and for the instrumental arrangements to be understated and uncluttered.”

1500 copies of the album will be available on exclusive green vinyl through Polyvinyl’s e-store. A limited number of green cassette editions will be available through Joyful Noise Recordings.

Tour dates are below;

10/18/13 @ 40 Watt Club – Athens, GA
10/22/13 @ Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
10/23/13 @ U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC
10/24/13 @ U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC
10/25/13 @ Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
10/26/13 @ Middle East – Cambridge, MA
10/27/13 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
10/28/13 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY*
10/29/13 @ Beachland – Cleveland, OH*
10/30/13 @ Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL*
10/31/13 @ Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI*
11/01/13 @ Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN*
11/02/13 @ Waiting Room – Omaha, NE*
11/03/13 @ Marquis Theater – Denver, CO*
11/04/13 @ Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT*
11/05/13 @ Korah Shrine – Boise, ID*
11/06/13 @ Neomos – Seattle, WA*
11/07/13 @ Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR*
11/08/13 @ Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA*
11/09/13 @ Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA*
11/10/13 @ Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA*
11/11/13 @ Largo at The Coronet – Los Angeles, CA*
11/12/13 @ Club Congress – Tucson, AZ*
11/14/13 @ Trees – Dallas, TX*
11/15/13 @ Mohawk – Austin, TX*
11/16/13 @ Howlin’ Wolf – New Orleans, LA*
11/17/13 @ Terminal West – Atlanta, GA*
 
* = w/ La Luz
 
 

1. fugitive air

2. obsidian currents

3. belle glade missionaries

4. sirens of your toxic spirit

5. colossus

6. triumph of disintegration

7. amphibian days

8. she ain’t speakin’ now

9. hegira émigré

10. raindrop in my skull

11. imbecile rages

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VICE Unveils THUMP

VICE has announced that it has joined forces with Recreation Worldwide, a creative agency formed by veterans from AM Only and Complete Control Management to create THUMP.

THUMP will focus on a full range of electronic music from established artists to up and comers along with the most compelling underground scenes around the world.

They have also  joined forces with IHEARTCOMIX for Up All Night; a weekly talk show filmed at IHC’s Sunday night party at Drai’s Hollywood. Check out the first episode below;


Stream Newton Faulkner’s ‘Losing Ground’ For Free

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Newton Faulkner had this to say about the latest single from his forthcoming album Studio Zoo, out on August 26;

“It’s about battling on even when you know you’re on the back foot. You go through ups and downs and it’s about being in a down but being ok with it, because you know there must be an up on the way…hopefully,” Faulkner said in a statement.

The single will be released on September 8.


Stream Ark Analog’s ‘Make Me A Mirror’ For Free

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Ark Analog, the duo of Dan Werb of Woodhands and Maylee Todd, have unveiled a free stream of their first single ‘Make Me a  Mirror’.

This is the Werb and Todd’s second collab with her providing vocals on Woodhands’ tracks ‘Dancer’ and ‘Dissembler’.

Todd brings a human touch to the Kraftwerk-style track. Listening to ‘Make Me A Mirror’, it should come as no surprise that Junior BoysJeremy Greenspan produced the track, as it brings together the man/machine sound that Junior Boys perfected.

Ark Analog are playing Steamwhistle Brewing’s first Unsigned showcase outside of Toronto in London, Ontario on September 13 in support of their 7″ single with Toronto/Berlin artist Digits, venue TBA.

Dates for Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton, Montreal, Guelph and Kingston are forthcoming.


Stream or Download Lawrence Rothman’s ‘All-Time Low’ For Free

Stream or Download Lawrence Rothman’s ‘All-Time Low’ For Free

Lawrence Rothman is offering up a free stream/download of his track ‘All-Time Low’ via Stereogum.


Stream Modern Hut’s Generic Treasure For Free

Modern Hut, aka Joe Steinhardt, is offering a free stream of his debut album Generic Treasure ahead of its August 6 release date on Don Giovanni Records via Pitchfork Advance.

The album has been in the works since 2007, after scrapping several it multiple times, he finally felt he had a version he could move forward with. Screaming Females’ Marissa Paternoster produced and played on Generic Treasure.


Stream Bare Mutants The Affliction For Free

Bare Mutants are offering a free stream of their album The Affliction ahead of its August 9 release date on In The Red via Pitchfork Advance.