Friday, October 31, 2008
FMLY Radio Cancelled
Here is the track listing:
1. Pattern Is Movement - Right Away
2. Talkdemonic - Ending The Orange Glow
3. Thailand - Control Control
4. Jukebox The Ghost - Under My Skin
5. High Places - Head Spines
6. Herman Dune - When The Water Gets Cold
7. Ansty Pants - Vampire
8. Joanna Newsom - Bridges and Balloons
9. Little Teeth - Japanese Candy
10. Princeton - The Waves
11. Sam Cooke - Shake
12. Santogold - I'm A Lady
13. Summer Darling - Blazing Fire
14. The Muggabears - Dead Kid Kicks
15. Oxford Collapse- The Birthday Wars
16. Maps and Atleases - Big Bopper Anthems
17. Tobacco - Truck Sweat
18. The Octopus Project - Ghost Moves
19. Marnie Stern - Transformer
20. Matt and Kim - Daylight
21. Pepi Ginsberg - The Contortionist
22. Lake - Dead Beat
23. Deer Tick - Art Isn't Real (City of Sin)
24. Beach House - You Came to Me
25. Talkdemonic - Cascade Locks
26. Juliette Commagere - Where I Go
27. Summer Darling - The Zealot
28. No Kids - For Halloween
29. Kate Nash - Pumpkin Soup
30. Best Friends Forever - Twins in Love
31. Japan Air - Stars
32. Grampall Jookabox - The Girl Ain't Preggers
33. Walter Meego - Romantic
34. Throw Me The Statue - About To Walk
35. Stereolab - International Colouring Contest
36. Cut Copy - Autobahn Music Box
37. On A Friday (pre-Radiohead) - Life With The Big F
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Labels: FMLY Radio
Merriweather Post Pavilion
[confirmed album art]
Animal Collective did not play at Harlem's River Room Tuesday, but an intimate audience of about 150 devoted fans, including myself, broken up into two sessions had the opportunity to hear Merriweather Post Pavilion in its entirety. To do away with the basic facts, this is AC's ninth album, Deakin is still on hiatus and the LP is due January 20th on CD, double LP and digital formats via Domino. Now that we have that out of the way, lets get down to business.
Merriweather Post Pavilion is not the pop-infused autumn jams of well...Strawberry Jam, nor is it a display of genuine honesty, love and friendship evident in epics such as Sung Tongs or Feels. Merriweather Post Pavilion is a swamp bubbling over into a river. The muck is rinsed clear and made safe to play in, but as you splash about there is still evidence of the swamp. Do not expect to be blown away by a first listen, MPP is an album that will forever grow on you making each play a redeeming experience. More dense and less melodic than previous albums, MPP is characterized by repetition, thick bass and a consistent pattern.
1. In The Flowers
From the first haunting pitch to come from MPP a radical change in production is obvious. Trading in their live sound for the feel of a studio produced album, Animal Collective makes an explosive first impression through trance inducing beats, high reverb on Avey's vocals and an affinity for the minor scale. The track ends with a ghostly whisper transitioning into one of my favorite tracks of the album, "My Girls."
2. My Girls
If you've caught Animal Collective live in the past year then you've most likely seen their performance of "My Girls" coming in during "Daily Routine." Filled with heavenly declarative singing from both Panda and Avey, "My Girls" may be one of AC's most complementary vocal tracks. With a booming bass drum and a strong contrast between singing and sampling I would not be too surprised if remixes begin to appear. What an epic chorus...
3. Also Frightened
I noted this down as "demented carousel music," on this album AC utilize the pure sound of a keyboard and introduce violent and more sporadic rhythms. Harmonies from both Avey and Panda go well with the heavy bass drum. At this point there is no transition and the music stops for the first time.
4. Summertime Clothes
Summertime Clothes begins as if you took "We Tigers" in your left hand, "Purple Bottle" in your right and just began to clap. This freak-pop gives many props to Geologist for a driving bass and twisting/contorting of melodies. Central lyric - "I want to walk around with you."
5. Daily Routine
I'm pumped that "Daily Routine" has been so altered from its live performances. With dense intervals and a bumpy texture it has become anthemic and universally resonant. The vocals nurture the complex sampling and instrumentation and a perfect level of decay has been applying to the vocal track.
This is the closest MVP will get to sounding like the Water Curses EP. Entering in what an unfamiliar ear could become confused with dub, "Bluish" sounds like hanging out outside of a club or venue. The most stripped down song on the album.
7. Guys Eyes
Strong, intense and explosive droned out bliss. The most driven and powerful force on the album leads into one of the great transitions of Animal Collective, welcome "Taste."
from here i will refer directly to my notes
electronic playground. heavy on the flange. chromatic blips.
9. Lion in a Coma
One of the more pop infused tracks from the album. Very focused in terms of Avey's range and precise timing of samples.
10. No More Runnin'
Children's lullaby with a hip-hop undertone. One of the few tracks that vocals are clear and understandable - al though reverb is added there is little affectation otherwise.
Personally, my favorite song of the year. "Brother Sport," now "Brothersport" takes an unexpected turn from its live presentation. The initial sample now comes in later, every pitch is distinguishable and Panda's drums remain unchanged with the Portuguese influence which contrasts well with the electronic overdub. Avey's transitional screams have now been digitized and sound like a power drill, this is complemented by Panda's soft melodies. This leads to the album's climax with the most beautiful melody that the band has created this side of "Winter's Love." There is a final essplosion (pun intended) of Panda and Avey closing what is surely their most experimental album to date.
Is this the visual album we've heard about or will that appear next year as well? As the days count down to January 20 for a variety of reasons coughObamacough, I certainly can't wait to hear this album again (and again).
Expect another, more accurate, review at the album's release and please refer here for some tracks mentioned above.
The Woodie Awards are coming up on November 12 at the Roseland Ballroom in New York. It will include performances by Lykke Li, All Time Low, Santogold, and Vampire Weekend along with one special unannounced performance (Obama Girl?). If you would like to attend The Woodies FO FREE click here and sign up now!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Pattern is Movement
One of my favorite bands I saw at CMJ was Pattern is Movement. They have festered their way into my head and have made themselves quite comfortable so I thought it was time to dedicate a full post to them. This elegant duo has the power to bring more power and creativity to the stage than an entire orchestra. Swirling mystic strings and steady yet sporadic drum parts compliment the royal harmonizing vocals and minimalist keys which tend to follow in the same path. Pattern is Movement is not afraid to show their classical roots making a clever mix of indie rock (whatever that means), math rock, and minimalism. This is a band to keep an eye on. Expect great things from Philadelphia duo Pattern is Movement.
Peach Tree - Pattern is Movement
Labels: Pattern is Movement
Free Ice Cream on Tuesday
Free Ben and Jerry's!? I'm there. Hit up the fbook event here and check for participating locations here.
Labels: Free Stuff
The BPA Lost Tapes
The long lost BPA or Brighton Port Authority tapes have been found. The Brighton Port Authority were a group based on the south coast of England from the early 1970's to the mid 90's who created a heavy word-of-mouth reputation. At the core of the band lied Norman Cook and Simon Thornton who gathered various singers and session men and would occasionally throw multi-day warehouse parties from which their semi-legendary reputation stems.
Check out some of the glory that is the BPA at their myspace.
Labels: The BPA
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tonight walk, bike, or ride a dog down to SiteLA in Echo Park tonight for an evening of the best music you could ever find for a $8 donation. Join Mt. Eerie (The Microphones), Julie Doiron, BARR (one of my favorites!), Lucky Dragons, and Calm Down It's Monday for an amazing of diverse music and great new friends.
Lights Out - BARR
I'm not letting this song slip through the cracks of 2007, the beginning is a bit shaky but man...what an epic chorus. You can stand under my umbrella-ella-ella ay ay ay under my umbrella. They've got clouds and everything.
I wasn't aware of sign language acapella groups, but now I've seen it all. Here's Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn" in song and sign - way to go Australia.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Microcastle Out Today
I'll admit that I was one of those guys who downloaded Deerhunter's Microcastle illegally when it first leaked and although I haven't yet heard the official and fully mastered version I can say confidently that Deerhunter has released one of the best albums of the year...and that's not even counting the bonus Weird Era Cont.
Today saw the release of this gem and I insist that Deerhunter friends and foes give it a chance and show some love. Microcastle is broken in four parts, you'll notice that every four songs the aesthetic changes and a new theme is developed which unifies the album at the end. The most beautiful thing about this record is not only frontman Bradford Cox's sacrifice of his craft to Deerhunter but the duality that this album plays as either ambient or focused and provoking. Like Tobacco's Fucked Up Friends I find this to be a perfectly crafted album; listen for a surprise visit from Cole Alexander of the Black Lips on "Saved By Old Times." Enjoy and come to your own opinions, lets have a conversation about the progress of the band from last year's Cryptograms.
Purchase Microcastle here.
note: my review of Merriweather Post Pavilion will be posted tomorrow.
New York on a Tuesday
Hey New Yorkers, don't miss out on today's events because of the rain - if you do you're gonna feel lame.
Toronto's Born Ruffians are playing free at Sound Fix Records in Williamsburg tonight
Chief and The Postelles are playing Santo's Party House
Where I'll be:
Tonight at nine Animal collective will unveil their new album, Merriweather Post Pavilion, at the River Room in Harlem on the Hudson River. I'll be part of the intimate audience lucky enough to catch - what I am crossing my fingers for - a live performance of the album in its entirety. Details are scarce, but expect a detailed update tonight. Also, based on the file name [merriweatherCVR.jpg], below is my best guess at the album's cover art.
I got Ninjasonik's Tight Pants EP straight from them to give to you. It features three remixes of Tight Pants along with five other songs that'll get the party moving. You and everyone you know will be singing along in no time. If you'd like this unopened EP for free, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me about your tight pants.
a comment from noah: i have this shit on vinyl and ninjasonik has put out TWO of my top ten releases of the year. you're missing out big if you don't get your hands on this.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Pictures of FMLY's Breakfast of Champions
Cameron and Your Majesty rocking out
Rumspringa and Telli of Ninjasonik jamming and freestylin'
DJ Teenwolf on deck
Telli Gramz and Jaja aka New Dirty Bastard aka Rev McFly on the real talk
Surprise guest Barack Obama showing some Ninjasonik love
If you have any pictures send 'em our way! Nudes of Your Majesty are acceptable and encouraged.
Show Picks of the Week (LA)
New Hood Internet Mixtape
Happy Monday everyone. The magic of CMJ week has left New York and now all we are left with is the cold, some beautiful foliage and classes to attend. Whether you bike, drive or fly to school I suggest jamming out to this new Hood Internet mixtape - the Ninjasonik opening is quite a nice touch. Head over to their site right here, I would host the files but if you read their post there's a fun little surprise concerning FMLY that all should check out.
Labels: The Hood Internet
Sunday, October 26, 2008
CMJ Week At A Glance
[goodbye blue monday, see you soon]
Thanks to all who came out for FMLY's Breakfast of Champions. It was a beautiful day with some beautiful people and big ups to Itaru from Rumspringa for getting out of jail on time to play the show! We opened with Savoir Adore who rocked the performance art space in the back of Goodbye Blue Monday. Up next DD/MM/YYYY got everyones blood pumping with one of the most high energy sets I have seen all week. Nick Jozwiak took that vibe and created an improvisational set of loops, distortion and some of the most beautiful vibrations that have ever penetrated my ears. After Nick I performed a new set, my 30 minute Ninjasonik "Art School Girls" remix, filled with some Super Mash Bros, DJDT and the largest joint circle on this side of the calendar. Stay tuned for the "Art School Girls" video release party that I'll be playing at. After that the night took a small break to welcome DJ Teenwolf of Ninjasonik spinning some exclusive unheard tracks that he has been working on with Blaqstarr. The Hood Internet took to the decks blasting classics for the party animals in the house. Rumspringa went on shortly after and rocked a full house of fans to their knees. I definitely learned that drinking straight Tequila on stage is badass, the fans love it and that you should ALWAYS share. The night ended with Ninjasonik who played to a crowd of first timers and in the chaos of "Tight Pants," Cameron in an Obama mask and a surprise collaboration of Ninjasonik and Rumspringa (watch out Youtube!), FMLY's B of C proved to NY that we can take on CMJ week...bring it SXSW!
We have plenty of surprises in store for the future including our just announced show at the Knitting Factory on November 29 with Subtle (anticon) and Zach Hill (of Hella). Subtle's ExitingARM is a fucking fantastic album that should be on everyones shelf alongside Zach's Astrological Straits. Both of these artists push the boundaries of their respective genres and if you haven't seen Zach Hill yet...well you're in for a surprise. If you were in NY this week then hopefully you caught Zach playing drums for Marnie Stern, and speaking of Marnie I insist on picking up her latest release, This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That (Kill Rock Stars) - album title inspired by Alan Watts.
In addition to November 29 FMLY is also working on a winter celebration at the Echoplex. Get ready for Snowdayz In LA (I prefer Snowdaze) featuring Daedelus, Busdriver, The Mae Shi, Rumspringa, Fool's Gold and more to be announced.
As T.I. says, there are "Big Things Poppin'" and we couldn't be more excited to share our favorite bands with you. We were even mentioned on the top 40 charts! If you'd like to help out and become an integral role in the FMLY we are looking for inspired writers, iMovie editors and someone who enjoys photography or videocameras to capture the live magic of these performances. If this sounds like something you would be into then please send an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with a sample of your writing, photography or video skills. Thanks everyone, we couldn't be doing this if it weren't for your support.
Tobacco: Fucked Up Friends
On his solo debut, Tobacco has progressed farther than the threshold of audible horizons. There is no technology, moral or language that can justify the music of Fucked Up Friends (anticon). Trading in the ghosts of the Black Moth Super Rainbow closet for baskets of delicious treats Tobacco goes way of an anticon Timbaland for producing one of the most progressive albums of 2008.
Rural Pennsylvania’s Tobacco has become an underground king through his ‘witch candy’ outfit, Black Moth Super Rainbow becoming the icon of a record store clerk’s wet dream. We first heard from the mysterious man in eye hands in 2000 with the release of Flower Sides (Fuckeroo) creating music with friend and fellow BMSR member Power Pill Fist under the name satanstompingcaterpillars. Three years, three albums and welcoming the addition of three more members (Father Hummingbird, The Seven Fields of Aphelion and Iffernaut) later the band has become known as Black Moth Super Rainbow, arguably one of the most important creative forces of this generation.
After releasing their first EP Electric Avenue Chapter 8 on Duotone Records, the band created their own imprint, The 70’s Gymnastics Recording Company. BMSR stayed on their own imprint to release their first two full lengths Falling Through A Field (2003) and Start A People (2004) - if you want to get technical feel free to count Chinese Witch Guy With an Axe (2004). Upon collaboration with Austin’s The Octopus Project the band signed to Graveface to release The House of Apples and Eyeballs, Lost, Picking Flowers in the Woods and their 2007 breakthrough Dandelion Gum.
For any fans of Black Moth Super Rainbow or progressive and experimental media, Fucked Up Friends will impress the fuck out of you.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
This Shit is NINJAAAAA
This next video for Tight Pants (Rap Remix) includes Asian ballerinas, libraries, tight pants (of course), and keep your eyes peeled for a special appearance by MC Hammer.
Internet Bitch (I'm Fucking Famous) - Ninjasonik
Friday, October 24, 2008
Free Obama Mix
DJ Z-Trip has been doing his part to get Obama in office by holding a bunch of fundraisers and he's now made his Obama set available as a free download right here!
You can catch DJ Z-Trip at this years Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin on November 8-9 featuring a ton of amazing bands. Actually, from the look of it, they don't have one thing a wouldn't love to see. Check it out for yourself (just click on the flyer).
Thursday, October 23, 2008
It's been an unbelievable week filled with new music, good people, and a lot of schmoozing. Tomorrow is FMLY's big day with our first New York show at Goodbye Blue Monday in Brooklyn.
Come out and dance, sway, drink, sing, and party with FMLY!
Here are the set times:
4:30-5:00 Savior Adore
6:00-6:30 Your Majesty
8:30-9:00 The Hood Internet
If you are in LA, one of my favorite authors (and probably yours too) David Sedaris (Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim) will be talking at the Terrace Theater in Long Beach about his newest book When You Are Engulfed in Flames. You can get your ticket right here.
Labels: FMLY Events
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Where Will You Be Seen On Halloween
First of all FMLY favs Rumspringa are playing a Helluva show. Halloween Downtown starts at 8 and goes till I can't dance anymore. Also I get $10 off just for dressing up on Halloween and it would give me a good reason to check out BOXeight.
Little Radio is having a truly ghoulish night where Autolux among others will be playing. There is also a haunted house (?!) and a costume contest. Knowing Little Radio, there will be plenty of surprises as well.
The bands that inspired the start of FMLY will be playing as some of their favorite bands featuring Nephews as Jimmy Eats World, and members of Yes Means No, Dracula Mountain and Bro Nameth.
With such great options, I'm just not sure what to do.
Pretty Good Dance Moves
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
So what's the difference between stealing and borrowing? in borrowing you give back and Thievery Corporation, while they pillage multiple genres of music give back tons in return.That big fat dubby wall of sound that is their trademark seems to wrap itself around just about anything they chuck at it. I really like how Chuck Brown ( yes of Soul Searchers fame), Seu Jorge from Brazil, Femi Kuti , sitarist Anoushka Shankar and several shpoppy female vocalists can co-exist on one CD, especially as the songs range between political manifestos and sappy luv songs, but they do. Its all in the bass line, as usual.
They should rename themselves the League of Borrowers, especially as the jacket design will render the CD itself very insecure once the shrink wrap is off. Lovely poster though.
Thievery Corporation - Sound the Alarm
written by Derek Rath
Monday, October 20, 2008
CMJ Update: Deerhoof
So here I am in New York far away from my usual LA turf to hang out with Noah and, of course, enjoy all that CMJ week has to offer. I started the week off to a good start with a early performance by Deerhoof at the Gibson Showroom. Although it wasn't a very long set because it was streaming on KEXP, I couldn't have cared less as a handful on audience was ushered into the private studio room by Deerhoof drummer Greg Saunier where they were performing. This was my first time seeing Deerhoof live and I couldn't be more impressed. With a dreamy, disjointed intensity, Deerhoof can have you snapping your fingers at one second and have you begging for mercy the next but they will always leave you wanting more. Deerhoof is playing CMJ Music Marathon on Wednesday, Ocobet 22 at the Filmore at Irving Plaza.
The Girl Ain't Preggers
Grampall Jookabox's album Rill Bruh is a fast paced walk down the wrong side of the railroad tracks. Switching between talking, singing and yelling, life's unfortunate problems are set to the exact speed of life it's self. Injecting soul where needed, they invokes a familiar feeling that makes you want to dance and cry out with every song.
Now you can play Grampall Jookabox's new game The Girl Ain't Preggers and help Grampall face money draining babies. Click here to play!
Grampall Jookabox - The Girl Ain't Preggers
Labels: Grampall Jookabox
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Live From New York
It's the real Sarah Palin?!
That's right; Sarah Palin made an appearance on SNL last night. What I want to know is why was Randy from No Age not allowed to wear an Obama shirt but Sarah Palin is allowed to make an appearance on SNL.
Go ahead ahead and see if you can tell the difference between Sarah Palin and Tina Fey.
New Matt and Kim Video
Labels: Matt and Kim
Saturday, October 18, 2008
C.R.A.N.K. MOB Is Not Happening
Just a reminder to you all that C.R.A.N.K. MOB is not happening tonight, so please stay home. Do not go to LA's, as C.R.A.N.K. MOB's site characterizes, "monthly bike ride dance party masquerade carnival sextravaganza."
Friday, October 17, 2008
Notes Before Bed
I've found myself incredibly into Banjo or Freakout who have consistently provided the blogosphere with on point covers of Burial's "Archangel," Vampire Weekend's "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa" and now Radiohead's "All I Need." Being a contender for some of my favorite tracks of the year I could imagine no better show than Banjo or Freakout and Panda Bear. Find the covers here.
The Octopus Project's "I Saw the Bright Shinies" has now made its way to video, follow this link to the band's site and check it out. It couldn't be more fitting for the track.
The Chaffey Community Republican Women in the Inland Empire, a chapter of the GOP, has a cartoon in their latest newsletter depicting Barack Obama's face superimposed on a donkey's body on a mock $10 dollar food stamp. Surrounding Sen. Obama is a slice of watermelon, ribs, a bucket of fried chicken, and a pitcher of Kool-Aid.
The image was supposed to illustrate that if Obama is elected his image will appear on food stamps, rather then dollar bills like other (white) presidents.
The group's president, Diane Fedele, has since "apologized" saying she said she doesn't think in racist terms and claims she was not aware that the food depicted in the cartoon fed into racist stereotypes of black people.
"I didn't see it the way that it's being taken. I never connected," she said. "It was just food to me. It didn't mean anything else."
Really?!? I mean come on! Like hell she didn't realize that putting our first potential black president on a FOOD STAMP surrounded by FRIED CHICKEN, RIBS, WATERMELON, and KOOL-AID was racist. What's next, John McCain in black face? Sometimes I wonder if we are really in the 21st century.
McCain and Palin must be so proud of their supporters.
[sources: CNN, The Press-Enterprise]
Last Night A DJ Saved My Life
Doctors have found that Bee Gees 1977 hit Staying Alive might actually keep you alive if you have a heart attack. As it turns out, The American Heart Association calls for chest compressions to be given at a rate of 100 per minute in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Staying Alive matches almost perfectly at 103 beats per minute. So if you're friend keels over, just put on the disco anthem and dance the night away.
Labels: Bee Gees
Sophie is a Bitch
A "Sophie" could be a friend that you hang out with just 'cause you have to. Not exactly the terminology, nor am I picking on our most lovable Miltz blogger. It just is.
Words to live by according to Tacoma's hawtest Don't Tell Sophie.
The thing about this four piecer is that they remind you of the the foundation of our music -- the base of our lake. Sometimes you get tired of all the originality, samples, and ass-thumping bass that is sprayed out onto our faces leaving us with no recollection of what had just happened to us --rape so to speak. They remind us of how easy bass, guitar and drums can simply just take us to where we want to be: with Vonnegut, drinking beers and a fair-lady clinging on tight to your arm to keep ya both warm. Auuuhh... damn, it feels good.
Vonnegut - Don't Tell Sophie
Labels: Don't Tell Sophie
Thursday, October 16, 2008
RiP: A Remix Manifesto
In RiP: A remix manifesto, Web activist and filmmaker Brett Gaylor explores issues of copyright in the information age, mashing up the media landscape of the 20th century and shattering the wall between users and producers.
The film’s central protagonist is Girl Talk, a mash-up musician topping the charts with his sample-based songs. But is Girl Talk a paragon of people power or the Pied Piper of piracy? Creative Commons founder, Lawrence Lessig, Brazil's Minister of Culture Gilberto Gil and pop culture critic Cory Doctorow are also along for the ride.
A participatory media experiment, from day one, Brett shares his raw footage at
, for anyone to remix. This movie-as-mash-up method allows these remixes to become an integral part of the film. With RiP: A remix manifesto, Gaylor and Girl Talk sound an urgent alarm and draw the lines of battle.
Which side of the ideas war are you on?
Find out more about RiP: A Remix Manifesto from their website.
Labels: Girl Talk
In an effort to help the cause, new father Mark Ciptak, decided to name his new born baby Sarah McCain Palin Ciptak. If you think he's regretting it after the debates yesterday, he's already getting the beat down from his wife who was under the impression that the child would be named Ava Grace which is the name they agreed upon. He said that he did it in order to draw attention to the candidate. Thank god for McCain, because he has obviously been pushed aside with Nader and Ron Paul, that someone was willing to risk their marriage to make a political statement with their new born child.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Say Hi To Your Tickets
This Friday Say Hi will join Jukebox the Ghost and Princeton for an awesome night of upbeat indie heaven at the Echo. Seriously, if you go, stay for the whole show because every band is worth seeing. I want you to go to this show so I'm giving away 2 pairs of tickets. If you want to go, email me at email@example.com.
Princeton - The Waves
Here's Tobacco that is actually good for you! Black Moth Super Rainbow's Tobacco released his debut solo album F**cked Up Friends yesterday and even Derrick Beckles from the Truth campaign ads is pro-Tobacco.
Working alone, Tobacco has nothing holding him back. F**cked Up Friends explores a darker side with an new sort of instrumentation that suggested that Tobacco has been left alone for half a year locked away with his analog synths and tape machines. Each time Tobacco creates something new, it's brought to a higher level. I have yet to be disappointed by a release.
You can catch Tobacco at CMJ:
October 22- Cake Shop 3:00
October 22- Mercury Lounge with Fujiya & Miyagi 8:00
October 23- Fader Fort Party 6:00
October 23- Forcefield CMJ Showcase @ Pianos 11:45
Truck Sweat - Tobacco
Savoir Adore Added To FMLY Day Party
Brooklyn's Savoir Adore has been added to the already "fucking tight" FMLY's Breakfast of Champions. Think M83's melodramatic pop-infused music minus the orchestral arrangements and narratives and you have Savoir Adore, it's an honor to have them on board for an already over-the-brim evening of excitement.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
CMJ Schedule Announced
With seven days to go till CMJ's annual music marathon, the schedule has finally been released. Check here for a day to day look and figure out what you are going to see. It's time to start making lists and organizing your time carefully. Don't forget to come to the FMLY showcase on Friday October 24th to check out the coolest show we have ever done.
FMLY CMJ DAY PARTY ANNOUNCED
Hey guys, we've been hard at work preparing FMLY's NY debut during CMJ week and here it is! Not too shabby, eh? Tickets are $5 and are only available the day of so it's first come first serve. We have some more surprises when you get there, so come ready, leave happy and tell your friends. This will be the party to end all parties.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Tobacco Sounds Delicious
I speak for the entire FMLY when I say that anticon is where it's at; they know their shit, they're progressive, open to new techniques and ideas and that if anticon had a genitalia this blog would be all up on that shit. I have similiar feelings for Paw Tracks, but that comes as no surprise. If you're an avid reader of the blog then you're familiar with Tobacco, the voice and one of the several creative forces behind one of my favorite bands, Black Moth Super Rainbow. Tomorrow is finally the day that his long-awaited Fucked Up Friends (anticon) drops and in promotion for the album Tobacco has teamed up with Derrick Beckles - the crazy haired guy behind all of those TRUTH anti-smoking ads - to make some surreal spots for the internet and I'm crossing my fingers for some television. Here is...
purchase your copy of fucked up friends on cd or vinyl here.
download the hood internet vs aesop rock vs tobacco, a 7 track mixtape (free), here.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Get Your Woodie On
The 2008 MTVu Woodie Awards are upon us and it's time to vote. This year's nominations include No Age, Simian Mobile Disco, Vampire Weekend, Santogold and more. You have until the end of the month and then some so there's no rush, voting goes down here. The video above is me, my roommate, some friends and some strangers on stage at last year's Woodie Awards with Santogold, Spank Rock, Benny Blanco and XXXChange for Spank Rock's "Rick Rubin," I later introduced The Shins and met Annie Lennox as well as Tom DeLonge...the Woodies are an interesting night.
M.I.A. IS PREGNANT
M.I.A. unveiled a larger stomach at the Diesel Anniversary party last night in NYC. This actually explains a lot such as her sudden "retirement," a cancellation of her European tour and her engagement to Benjamin Brewer. Best wishes Maya. Oh yeah, Hot Chip served as Chaka Kahn's backing band last night, that couldn't go unsaid.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
No Age (sans Obama Shirt)
If anyone watches late night with Craig Ferguson - ha, yeah right - then you'll be surprised to know that a very pissed off No Age was on a recent episode playing "Eraser." Ferg explains it well for his deteriorating mind, but the boys weren't allowed to show their support for Obama on CBS without support being shown for McCain...fuck that. Check out this Youtube vid, then head over to the No Age blog (No Age LA) and read what Randy wrote.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Rocking That Vote
The Beastie Boys have announced that they will be playing select dates in swing states to help Rock The Vote and show you where early polling is. The Beastie Boys will be joined by Sheryl Crow, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Norah Jones, Crosby & Nash, Santogold, Tenacious D, and others (?!) all before the election! If you are no where, you might have the chance to see these amazing shows. If you go, please send me some pictures.
Here are the first of the dates with more to come:
Oct 28 Richmond, VA - Richmond Coliseum
Beastie Boys/Jack Johnson/Norah Jones/Santogold
Nov 1 St. Paul, MN - Roy Wilkins Auditorium
Beastie Boys/Ben Harper/Tenacious D
Nov 2 Milwaukee, WI - U.S. Cellular Arena
Beastie Boys/Ben Harper/Crosby & Nash/Tenacious D
Here's a song dedicated to the stock market
Free Fallin' - Tom Petty
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Tonight in LA
Come join us tonight at the Knitting factory to get your guts kicked out. Congratulations to all the ticket winners. I see you there!
Henry Darger, an elderly recluse, spent his childhood in Illinois's asylum for feeble-minded children and his adulthood working as a janitor. He lived a quiet, nearly solitary existence, but his imaginary life was exciting, colorful and sexually provocative. When he died in Chicago in 1973, his landlady discovered in his room 300 paintings, some over 10 feet long, and a 15,000-page illustrated novel (The Realms of the Unreal), which told the epic story of the virtuous Vivian Girls leading a child slave revolt against the evil Glandelinians. Featuring Dakota Fanning (Hide and Seek) and Larry Pine (The Royal Tenenbaums) as narrators and imaginative animation of Darger's work, Oscar® winner Jessica Yu (Breathing Lessons) brings to life one of the twentieth century's greatest self-taught artists.
If you're wondering, yes, this is how the Vivian Girls obtained their name. Go Brooklyn! Purchase In The Realms of the Unreal from Amazon here.
Nephews - Dakota Fanning
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