Pinback: “Sherman” (Video)

Pinback has just released a video for their new song “Sherman” that features a mash-up of film clips from Soviet era low-budget science fiction films. The track is taken from the band’s latest album, Information Retrieved, out this week via Temporary Residence, Ltd. The video premiered on Wired’s website: we have an embed for you below.

Thursday: Harvey Uptown and Fairouz in Brooklyn

Among Thursday’s offerings, two composer portrait concerts compete for the attention of New York audiences.

Photo by Maurice Foxall.

I’m writing about the Jonathan Harvey concert for Musical America. Performed by Ensemble Signal at Miller Theatre, it features two of his large scale, spiritually inspired ensemble pieces, Death of Light/Light of Death (1998) and Bhakti (1982) (event details here).

Bird Concerto with Plainsong, Jonathan Harvey’s recent CD on NMC, is one of my favorite discs thus far in 2012.

Mohammed Fairouz is having his portrait concert  at Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral in Brooklyn. It is being produced by the folks at Issue Project Room. The program includes three world premieres and features the Borromeo String Quartet, Cygnus Ensemble, Elizabeth Farnum, pianists Kathleen SupovéBlair McMillen, and Taka Kigawa, and mezzo-soprano Blythe Gaissert. (event details here).  


Hot off the presses is Fairouz’s debut on the Bridge imprint, Sumeida’s Song, an opera about peacemaking and tolerance, written when the precocious composer was only twenty-two years old.

Ty Segall: “The Hill” (Video)

Ty Segall’s recorded output has been so prolific that even fans might be having trouble keeping up.Today Drag City releases Twins, his latest LP. Check out a video for the album’s lead off single, “The Hill.” We’ve also included his touring schedule below.

TY SEGALL TOUR DATES

Sun. Oct. 14 – San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Festival

Wed. Nov. 7 – London, UK @ The Garage

Thu. Nov. 8 – Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institut

Fri. Nov. 9 – Glasgow, UK @ Art School

Sat. Nov. 10 – Athens, GR @ An Club

Mon. Nov. 12 – Lyon, FR @ Clacson

Tue. Nov. 13 – Amiens, FR @ La Lune des Pirates + K-Holes

Wed. Nov. 14 – Rennes, FR @ L’Antipote

Thu. Nov. 15 – Rouen, FR @ Le 106

Fri. Nov. 16 – Metz, FR @ Les Trinitaires

Sat. Nov. 17 – Besancon, FR @ La Rodia

Sun. Nov. 18 – Bourg en Bresse, FR @ La Tannerie

Mon. Nov. 19 – Milano, IT @ Low File

Tue. Nov. 20 – Lausanne, CH @ Le Romandie

Wed. Nov. 21 – Nïmes, FR @ La Paloma

Thu. Nov. 22 – San Sebastian, ES @ Gazteszena

Fri. Nov. 23 – La Roche Sur Yon, FR @ Le Fuzz’Yon

Sat. Nov. 24 – Paris, FR @ BB Mix Fest

Mon. Nov. 26 – Luxembourg City, LU @ Exit 07

Tue. Nov. 27 – Kortrijk, BE @ DE Kreun

Wed. Nov. 28 – Groningen, NL @ Vera Club

Thu. Nov. 29 – Leipzig, DE @ UT Connewitz

Fri. Nov. 30 – Brussels, BE @ Atelier 210

Sat. Dec. 1 – Koln, DE @ Mini Fest

Sun. Dec. 2 – Utrecht, NL @ Guess Who Festival

Tue. Dec. 11 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos w/ Night Beats

Wed. Dec. 12 – Vancouver, BC @ Waldorf w/ Night Beats

Thu. Dec. 13 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater w/ Night Beats

Sat. Dec. 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey w/ Night Beats, Pangea

Wed. Jan. 23 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress w/ Ex Cult

Thu. Jan. 24 – Marfa, TX @ Padre’s w/ Ex Cult

Fri. Jan. 25 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk w/ Ex Cult

Sat. Jan. 26 – Dallas, TX @ Sons of Hermann Hall w/ Ex Cult

Sun. Jan. 27 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone w/ Ex Cult

Mon. Jan. 28 – Nashville, TN @ The End w/ Ex Cult

Tue. Jan. 29 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West w/ Ex Cult

Wed. Jan. 30 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade w/ Ex Cult

Thu. Jan. 31 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat w/ Ex Cult

Fri. Feb. 1 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall w/ Ex Cult

Tue. Feb. 5 – Montreal, QC @ Cabaret Du Mile End w/ Ex Cult

Wed. Feb. 6 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Club w/ Ex Cult

Sat. Feb. 9 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle w/ Ex Cult

Sun. Feb. 10 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground w/ Ex Cult

Mon. Feb. 11 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive w/ Ex Cult

Flying Lotus: “Putty Boy Strut” (Video)

An animated video from Flying Lotus doesn’t accomodate cute plush creatures. Instead, it is a robot filled allegorical tale featuring the destructive tendencies of population explosion, amoral technological innovation, and rampant consumerism. But there’s a silver lining amid the metallic trash: a cyborg butterfly rises from the detritus.



Warp releases the band’s new full length, Until the Quiet Comes, on 10/2.

Dinosaur Jr.: “Pierce the Morning Rain” (Stream)

Yesterday, Spin premiered “Pierce the Morning Rain,” a track from the new Dinosaur Jr. album, I Bet on Sky. The LP is out today via Jagjaguwar and, as this lead off track demonstrates (embedded below), it is both shredding and catchy as all get out.