DFA Records and Hudson Hotel are teaming up to curate (why use that word? It isn’t a Yoko Ono exhibit, it is a DJ night…ah…NYC) a DJ residency every Wednesday from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. This takes place in the fancy smancy Private Park room at the Hudson. This is a free and open to the public event.
This weeks set is by James Murphy. But DFA notes that you just never know who is going to show up. There are tons of upcoming folks but I am not going to mention them and steal James Murphy’s fire. He is the man behind DFA by the way so be sure to bring mixes for him. I am sure he would be THRILLLLLED to hear them (that’s sarcasm by the by).
This is the label behind Hot Chip, LCD Soundsystem and my all time favorite DJ (at least the name),Shit Robot.
Kavinsky’s latest single, Nightcall, is on its way. September 10th is the release date. The single is being released by iconic French label, Record Makers. You, however, do not have to wait to hear it. You can listen to three free remixes above. The three remixes are the end result of a contest that originally had 533 entries. The winners were Robotaki, SAWAGii and Breakbot.
The single itself is produced by Guy Manuel de Homen-Christo of Daft Punk and remixed by SebastiAn.There is a B-side as well, Pacific Coast Highway.
There is also all sorts of phony bio info on Kavinsky but I am not going to type all that nonsense out.
Feel like some remixed electro-glam? I am not really sure what that is to be honest but IF you want it then Naked Highway are the folks to give it to you. They call their new video “testosterone-fueled”, which doesn’t make ME think of “glam.” When I think of “glam” I think of guys in eyeliner.
But that is neither here nor there. Seriously? This music is a mix of different sorts of dance, funk and rock. The EP is ten remixes and you can buy it at the usual places. You can also download a free preview remix by House of Stank at http://tinyurl.com/nk-remix. This remix is a sort of homage to Chicago House.
The various remixes come from the latest album from the group, Most Hottest! Which was released earlier this year.
Ottawa’s The Acorn is heading out on a big ass tour. As you might expect this has something to do with an upcoming album, No Ghost. The album is due out Sept 7 but you can get it digitally now. You can sample a remix track, Kindling to Cremation via My Old Kentucky BlogHERE.
The record was recorded in a cottage in Northern Quebec. The atmosphere was rustic. No word on whether they wore really tiny bathing suits during the recording session (sorry, a Floridian joke, Floridians associate Quebecoise with tiny bathing suits).
Earlier today I sent out an interview for www.gearwire.com regarding the recording of this new record and I hope to have this posted soon!
MSWHITE will tour the USA in the fall on a tour that also features Shikai, Haste the Day, Sleeping With Sirens and Lights Go Blue. The tour commences October 1. The Turin, Italy-based rock act’s new CD, Squares, will be out September 28 and you can pre-order now.
If you want a sample ( the grammatically curious,Sinking Nowhere Over The Wisdom) head to the band’s Myspace Page. Tour dates also at that page.
The Boxer Rebellion have played around the USA before but never as the headline act. This time they are the tops, the big kahunas (opening will be Amusement Parks on Fire). The tour begins September 21 in the City of Brotherly Love.
The band also recently released the video below for their song, If You Run (from the soundtrack to the film Going the Distance). You may recognize some of the actors. The new record is slated for release in 2011.
I want to have more to say about this but I do not. No comment on the band or music mind you. Just nothing really to make fun of in the press release—except all the Hollywood Style name dropping.But I couldn’t really make fun of THAT because I didn’t KNOW some of the actors names dropped (I do know who Drew Barrymore is).
Marston began working with producer Tom Beaujour (Nada Surf, Right on Dynamite, and The Virgins) as well as a collection of well thought of musicians in 2009. The resulting record is described as “buoyant” and “hook happy.” You can listen to a song for yourself above!
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Go to www.kunninmindz.com and listen to some music. I am sure you are also bright enough to find where you can donate via paypal. Any amount helps.
Bad Books sort of appeared out of the aether (if you believe press releases and whether to believe or not believe such things is today’s theme apparently). Kevin Devine and Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull had just played together as part of the Favorite Gentleman label. Bad Books was just a musical time-killer in between tours.
But something funny happened during the few days the two collaborated on some songs, each came up with five compositions that called for a release—which is eponymous and comes out October 19 on, unsurprisingly, Favorite Gentleman Recordings.
You can stream a song on the Bad Books Facebook Page. The band is playing select dates in October and presale for these shows is already underway. If there are tickets left (shows appear to be only in the NE) you can get them at BadBooks.DucatKing.com
The Gay Blades first appeared three years ago with a unique sound and wildly changing live shows. Most impressive is the sound a two piece band gets in a live performance. The continue the trend with their upcoming disc, Savages—or so their PR company says. I believe them. PR companies always tell the truth.
If you are less trusting a person than me you can go to TheGayBlades.com, send a tweet and get a free download of the first single, Try To Understand. You can also listen to it above!