Sure, it's a little early to get all excited about yet–another show by techno producer and Ghostly star Matthew Dear–but with homeboy dropping albums left and right under his many monikers and promoting his latest album, Asa Breed, via strange ad campaigns, there's a good chance these full-band shows will sell out real quick. Get in line (or online) for tickets, and make sure your dancing shoes are nice and dirty the night of the show.Read more »
When any new album falls off of the DFA tree, you can expect some serious buzz to surround it. And though Nick “Shocking Pinks” Harte might not be a household name in the US, his self-titled album on the aforementioned label may get him close to that status. An ex-member of pop duo The Brunettes (who recently signed to Sub Pop), Harte has been cranking out lo-fi rock tracks for several years via New Zealand’s Flying Nun imprint, gaining an intense following in his home country.Read more »
Dream-pop experimentalist Christopher Willits has commissioned a series of track and video remixes from his 2006 album Surf Boundaries (Ghostly), and here, Belgium-based duo The Dead Texan adds soft, ethereal layers to Willits' textured guitar scapes. The ambient and the poppy never huddled so closely.Read more »
We received a visit from Christ. at the beginning of this week. The artist, that is, who helped us release our psychedelic inner-children with "Cordate." Making a complete left-turn, we then gave our attention to Kafani and Keak Da Sneak, a some good old-fashioned hyphy session. Bong-Ra destroyed the dubstep template with some bizarre beats that sound inspired by visions of hell, and Bechari wasn't far away, digging into techno's subterranean underbelly.Read more »
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