Prospector woos us tonight at Fontana’s with the release of their album Between 0 & 1. Won’t you be their Valentine?
In the face of a current trend of pastelled indie/folksy/retroverb/beach-wave, Prospector spits sexy black gasoline rock and lights it up. Prospector is a fucking band / An NYC band / A don’t let your daughter see this band, kinda band – especially on Valentines Day.
Between 0 & 1 has been one of the most anticipated releases in the LES/Brooklyn scene as Prospector’s addicted following has been amassing since the band formed in 2008. And all those turned heads will agree that the wait was worth it ’cause Between 0 & 1 just crushes forward and will leave you saying (in the words of John Norris) “Oh yeah, that’s what rock sounds like”.
For a good time, call on Prospector tonight: (THERE’S NO REASON TO BE ALONE)
105 Eldridge St
8:30pm until 11:30pm
“I Lost You” is the 1st track off APTBS’ new ep Onwards To The Wall which drops tomorrow.
Ford & Lopatin used to be called Games when they released their EP That We Can Play last year. Not sure why they changed their name to their actual names but….
This track surfaced today from their upcoming album Channel Pressure which drops June 7th.
Their sound: sick ass 80s movie music or as P4k aptly branded “laser tag music”.
also, Prefuse 73 mixed the album.
upcoming Euro tour dates:
04-07 Bristol, England – Arnolfini (DJ Set)
04-08 Den Bosch, Netherlands – FAQ Festival (DJ Set)
04-09 London, England – QEH Foyer
04-10 Glasgow, Scotland – Subclub (DJ Set)
04-11 Brussels, Belgium – AB (DJ Set)
04-12 Dublin, Ireland – Button Factory (DJ Set)
04-14 Athens, GA – Bios (DJ Set)
04-15 Paris, France – Point Ephemere (DJ Set)
04-17 Bucharest, Romania – Museum of Contemporary Art (DJ Set)
05-28 Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound Festival
Living Days was recently brought to my attention over the weekend by a trusted audiophile friend that saw their Knitting Factory show – It was that typical situation where you go to a concert and everyone gets rocked out by the unknown opening act. Either way, I was instantly hooked, so after a little digging, there wasn’t much information to be found about them except that they’re from Brooklyn; include former members of Matisyahu, CocoRosie, Lee Scratch Perry and AQUI (aka. studio musicians?); and the lead singer’s name is Stephonik Youth. Also, they live together in a church (ummm, where? I wanna live in a church!) with a glitter covered cat named Bolshevik (hipsters), and some confusing business about them taking care of each other and wanting you to do the same for the ones you love while at the same time the group loves terrorists (my eyes just glazed over).
Anyway – ABOUT THE MUSIC – if you put Robert Smith, Rick Ocasek and Annie Lennox in a cauldron – You’d get something like Stephonik Youth -which is a wonderful thing. Living Days’ new wave sound just works. Glimmering synths, rich bottom heavy bass grooves, flat smacking drum beats, dark chords and…that Voice. My only sliver of caution for Youth is that she, at times, seems to tread a fine line between honest vocal exploration and glimpses of characterization, which, if not kept in check, can come across as phony – at which point, all will fall apart. Otherwise, she sits in a sweet pocket that is unique enough to carry the band forward.
Their EP, Make Out Room, Part 1, was released last October and I’m looking forward to more.
2010 is getting jealous of our torrid love affair with the 80s
The EPs are flowing this year, this time from Games with That We Can Play.
P4k nailed it as “Laser Tag Music”
must see 80s awesome video for “Strawberry Skies”
give me a second to figure out how to break this down….
All I ever hear about Rap is that it’s dead, usually when nothing good has come out for a month or two, and then someone(s) comes along and saves it from being the stale tired imitation of itself.
Das Racist will take control of the indie, alt rap, hip-hop have you genre for now with their ADD driven surplus swirl of synapse cracking information overloaded internet stream of consciousness. Or, as they call it, “panic attack rap”. These dudes are funny, intelligent, hyper aware of themselves and urban culture and they are heavily armed with a wealth of information – oh, I almost forgot, a deadly sense of irony. They know what they are doing and they know how to do it.
Get it while it’s still fresh.
Das Racist is based in Brooklyn, composed of Queens-born Himanshu Suri and San Francisco-born Victor Vazquez joined by hype man Ashok Kondabolu, known as Dap, for live performances and in music videos.
Listen with a soft focus.
Rapping 2 U (featuring Lakutis)
Something else, (from wikipedia)
“When cartoonist Farley Katz of The New Yorker poked fun at Das Racist for ‘Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell,’ Vazquez (also a cartoonist) challenged Katz to a cartoon-off. Katz accepted, and The Village Voice declared Vazquez the unambiguous winner, saying he ‘destroyed’ Katz.”
The cartoons are worth checking out.
Bonus Video of “Rainbow in the Dark” from the first MixTape(album) Shut Up, Dude
Today is one of those black dog days. That shadow can creep close up on ya if yer not minding the store. Carry that stick boy, carry that stick…
Shilpa Ray is a god. Now that Beat The Devil is deceased, she goes by Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers. But don’t fool yourself, She came straight outa Jim Morrison and Glenn Danzig’s womb. Dark, Broody, Ritualistic, Powerful, Sweaty, Angry, Evil, Sexy. She’s a nomadic storm cloud bringing the next flood. If you ever get a chance to see her live, run and get up close enough to see her sweat while she plays her harmonium. She labors life into that beast by pumping it through the entire show and I believe that’s the source of her power. It’s like she’s priming her soul pump after pump after pump after pump…She burns.
“Shine In Exile”