Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Lali Puna >> new track, finally!
The German artist's first album in over five years is ready to go. Elegant ambient electro pop from the deepest reaches of ethereal beautifulness. Our Inventions is out April 6, 2010 on Morr Music.

"Remember" - [mp3]

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Brian Jonestown Massacre>>new album, world tour and Matt Hollywood back in band!

BJM's next album, Who Killed Sgt. Pepper?, is scheduled for February 23, 2010 release. Recorded in Iceland and Berlin, it has a similar, neo-psych approach as the last album, My Bloody Underground, which was notably heavier on the experimentalism than most of the melodic, Brian Jones-inspired rock 'n' roll from previous outings. It will see light via leader Anton Newcombe’s own label, A recordings LTD (distributed though Red Eye). Guitarist/vocalist Matt Hollywood, an original member who co-wrote much of the prolific band's material through the 1990s until having a falling out, is re-joining, at least for this tour. The line-up is pretty sick right now, though is always subject to change without notice. And the gig in New York is like half a year away. -Kenyon

current line-up on BJM's myspace:

Anton Newcombe - Guitar/Vocals
Matt Hollywood - Guitar/Vocals
Frankie Teardrop - Guitar
Ricky Rene Maymi - Guitar/Feedback
Collin Hegna - Bass
Daniel Allaire - Drums
Rob Campanella - Organ/Guitar/Percussion
Joel Gion - Tamborine/Maracas

"Feel It" is one of a few new tracks posted by Anton on Youtube.

U.S tour dates
5/28/2010: Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze
5/29/2010: Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
5/30/2010: Chicago, IL @ Metro
5/31/2010: Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
6/02/2010: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Hall
6/03/2010: Montreal, QC La Tulipe
6/04/2010: Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
6/06/2010: New York, NY @ Webster Hall
6/08/2010: Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
6/09/2010: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
6/10/2010: Cincinnati, OH @ Mad Hatter
6/11/2010: St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
6/13/2010: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
6/14/2010: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
6/15/2010: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
6/17/2010: Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
6/18/2010: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
6/19/2010: Seattle, WA @ Neumos
6/21/2010: San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore
6/22/2010: Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theater
February 14, 2010!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Soundpool >>> new track

"But It's So" - listen here.

Post-shoegaze ambient dance with a canonball of cosmic sounds, including one you will recognize from the Ting Ting's "Great DJ." "But It's So" will be on the upcoming album Mirrors In Your Eyes, the New York groop's third full-length album, expected soon on Killer Pimp records. Track is also on a limited 7" out later this month. -Kenyon

Sunday, January 17, 2010

American Laundromat Records Announces details for rad upcoming benefit compilation Sing Me To Sleep.

Comp will feature lullabies done by Tanya Donelly, Dean & Britta, Say Hi, Telekinesis, The Real Tuesday Weld, Sigur Rós, Stars and more. The money goes to the Valerie Fund, which support health care for children with cancer and blood disorders. Ready for global coverage on May 18, 2010. -Kenyon

www.alr-music.com for pre-order. Limited edition style has bonus items.

Confirmed Tracks (Original Artist) - Artist Performing:

Asleep (Smiths) - Stars
Boys Of Summer (Don Henley) - Papercuts
Can't Get It Out Of My Head (ELO) - Telekinesis
Cloudbusting (Kate Bush) - Neil Halstead
Dear Prudence (Beatles) - Casey Mecija (Ohbijou)
Dream A Little Dream Of Me (Traditional) - Dala
Edelweiss (The Sound of Music) - Laura Gibson
Gymnopédie No. 1 (Erik Satie) - Coctails
Have You Forgotten (Red House Painters) - Jenny Owen Youngs
Inchworm (Hans Christian Andersen) - The Leisure Society
Kafari (Original) - Sigur Rós [bonus 7" vinyl only]
Kiss Off (Violent Femmes) - Say Hi
Little Boxes (Malvina Reynolds) - The Real Tuesday Weld
Making Me Smile (Jack Early) - Dean & Britta
Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany's) - Tanya Donelly
Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany's) "Blue Mix" - Tanya Donelly [bonus 7" vinyl only]
Pure Imagination (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory) - The Rest
Rainbow Connection (The Muppet Movie) - Trespassers William
Strings That Tie To You (Jon Brion) - Julie Peel with Field Mouse & Hailey Wojcik
The North Wind Doth Blow (Traditional) - Snowbird
The Sounds Of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel) - The Abbasi Brothers
You And Your Sister (This Mortal Coil) - O+S
You Are My Sunshine (Traditional) - Peter Broderick
new audio + video
Val Venosta : "The Price is Right"
Neo-experimental Swedish electro, featuring clips from the often overlooked classic horror film The Abominable Dr. Phibes, starring Vincent Price. The creeping surrealistic film actually contains some fantastic vintage gore that is only a step below the work of Lucio Fulci.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

movie left for dead.
The Brain (1988) What a way to go. Being eaten by an enormous alien mutant monster brain. That's some suggestive effin vore there. Hey, the brain was doing fine controlling minds until some meddling kids got in the way. Now it has to take breaks from its mind control room to eat them. Eating them will cause the brain to expand, and we'll assume, become even more powerful. Now listen brain, don't get a big head! The doctor assisting you just got decapitated! In other words, this film is classic. Rare and never released on DVD. [rating: ***1/2] -Kenyon

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Aarktica: In Sea (Silber)
style: icy ambient
[rating: ***1/2] The sixth outing from Jon DeRosa's Aarktica is another spacious and sparse record, an alternate-reality of darkish ambience resulting from hearing loss in one ear, first surfacing on 2000's No Solace in Sleep. On In Sea, he pays tribute to his mentors, who taught him to rely on physical vibrations of instruments. Unlike some previous recordings, this one is solely guitar and an antique pump organ. DeRosa even sings on "Hollow Earth Theory," which may have been best saved for a vocals album. An odd choice for a cover, "Am I Demon?" by Danzig, closes the album, Aarktica style. "Onward" and "Young Light" are the centerpiece, directing seagulls across the waters and onto distant shores. -Kenyon

Dan Black
Black sews the modern pop fabric of Blake Lewis and Robbie Williams (though he claims influence from Sigur Ros and Jay-Z). Either way he leans towards polished pop. You know, sometimes...Dan Black....i don't knowww about youuu. Love the designs of your virtual promo materials. This includes the inventive video for "Symphonies," which takes on many classic film title intros. -Kenyon

Dan Black - Symphonies

DAN BLACK MySpace Music Videos

Tour dates too holy cow!
February 18 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
February 19 - Montreal, QC @ Belmont
February 20 - Toronto, ON @ WrongBar
February 23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Cinespace
February 25 - San Francisco, CA @ Popscene / 330 Ritch


Friday, January 01, 2010

Sweet Apple

The latest signing to the great Tee Pee records is supergroup Sweet Apple, which is yet another band with J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. It also includes Tim Parnin and John Petkovic of Cobra Verde and Dave Sweetapple of Witch. Obviously he made up that name Sweetapple for the band. Just like Pat Battle from NBC news. I mean come ON. Obviously made that up to sound all tough news-like. The one track from Sweet Apple, which indirectly formed as a result of the death of Petkovic's mother, is on their myspace. "Do You Remember" is gritty old school indie rock. Album is out end of March 2010. Very futuristic. -Kenyon

Ship Wrecks

This indie-folk duo from Elizabethtown, PA is the kind of people that would have fit in real nice when there were frequent local house shows here in Long Island. But now...nothing that i know of like that is happening, at least in my circles of peoples. Cause too many kids moved to Brooklyn, dammit! Check the Ship Wrecks tenderness on their EP, the Good Old Days, via www.myspace.com/shipwreckspa or download at www.gimmesound.com/shipwrecks . -Kenyon