The sisters Casady of France-based experimental folk-pop group CocoRosie will be landing stateside in September for their first North American tour in over two years. The last time the girls made their way across the Atlantic in 2007 to support their Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn album, they were stopped at the Canadian border and were forced to cancel the remainder of their trip, so fingers crossed that they have their visa issues worked out beforehand this time. Read more »
Keeping it on the DL since his meltdown at the Primavera Festival in late May, Nathan Williams of Wavves is hopefully ready to lay off the hard stuff this time when he hits the road this fall for a full U.S. tour. Hitting up some serious urban ports along the way, Williams will have to keep those temptations of his in check if he plans to make it to New York City by week three. Hopefully his tour mates in the Ganglians will keep him in line for the long haul. Read more »
As Blank Dogs, Mike Sniper has spent the past couple of years shelling out one scrap of lo-fi crust and psych filth after the next for banners such as Sacred Bones, Sweet Rot, Woodsist, and his own Captured Tracks imprint. His latest for the In the Red label, Under and Under, features more of the same from the dexterous New Yorker, with a couple of cameos from Crystal Stilts and Vivian Girls popping up throughout the album. Here Sniper chats with us about Blank Dogs, life in New York, and Sheila E.
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We've all got at least one more reason to love Amsterdam now. This October, from the 21st til the 24th, 80,000 dance music lovers, and just about the entirety of the industry behind the music's many genres, will converge on 40 different venues to witness the 700-plus DJs and live music acts that make up the 14th edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event. Read more »
Hip-hop head-nodders and lovers of words, be advised. Your brother-in-arms, Minneapolis-based MC Brother Ali, has finished prepping his follow-up to 2007's The Undisputed Truth. The next chapter in Ali's anthology of personal albums, entitled Us, comes September 22 from backpack rap's dream team, Rhymesayers. Read more »
Not that the Ed Banger crew hasn't already brought some French flavor to the west coast's largest center of music and entertainment, but L.A. will once again be taken by a storm of berets, French house, and indie-pop music, this time at the Henry Fonda Theatre September 23 through the 25. Read more »
The hip-hop world clambers at just about any music news from the reliably slow-moving Clipse front, so you can imagine our excitement upon learning that the Virginia Beach-based duo was hard at work with a multitude of producers on its third full-length, Till the Casket Drops. Read more »
The elusive boy beyond breakbeat-hardcore-revivalist persona Zomby is at it again, this time with One Foot Ahead of the Other, an EP expected August 24 on
Ramp Recordings. A tracklist follows, but if you just can't wait, preview a few of the tunes here and at the Ramp MySpacepage.
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A nice little slice of rock-hop from the tour-only album 100% from Kid Koala, Dynomite D, and members of Wolfmother under the moniker The Slew. Scratches (natches!), dope-ass beats, and rock guitar and vocals round out this exclusive track from the foursome to promote their upcoming one-off North American tour.
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