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Out today on Drag City, Formerly Extinct, the sophomore release from Rangda. Guitarists Richard Bishop (Sun City Girls), Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance), and drummer Chris Corsano (Sunburned Hand of the Man) have enough studio credits between them to earn the designations “formative players” in both the psych rock and no wave arenas.
Below, we’ve included a SoundCloud embed of album track “Majnun.” Its outer sections set up a fulsome, Middle Eastern inflected groove, while the central section includes plenty of crunching guitar riffs leavened with walls of noise.
From tonight until Saturday, the Austrian Cultural Forum sponsored Moving Sounds Festival takes place. Thursday saw the Mivos Quartet perform new works by Carl Bettendorf and Reiko Füting while Christian Meyer and Franz Hackl gave a lecture recital entitled “Schoenberg and the notion of Avant-garde.”
On Friday, composer Annie Gosfield appears in a portrait concert at the Czech Center as part of Moving sounds. It includes the premiere of “Phantom Shakedown”. The piece for piano accompanied by a broken shortwave radio, a cement mixer, and tube noise. It’s one of the pieces on Gosfield’s latest CD, the just released Almost Truths and Open Deceptions (Tzadik). Dynamic and captivating, both the concert and CD embrace amplified industrial music and distressed chamber works, in a concoction that balances sonic seduction with formidable avant gauntlets.
Annie Gosfield in concert
September 14 and 9 PM
Bohemian National Hall at the Czech Center
321 E. 73rd St.
New York, NY 10021
For more Moving Sounds events on Friday and Saturday, check out the festival’s website here.
Toronto musician Sandro Perri is touring later this month and next in support of his 2011 Constellation release Impossible Shapes. Tour dates are below. For your enjoyment, we’ve also included the video to album track “Love and Light” and an MP3 of “Futureactive Kid, Part 1.”
Sandro Perri Tour
MP3: Futureactive Kid, Part 1
|28.08.12||Seattle, WA||Sunset Tavern|
|29.08.12||Portland, OR||Doug Fir Lounge|
|01.09.12||Los Angeles, CA||FYF Fest|
|02.09.12||San Francisco, CA||Rickshaw Shop|
|15.09.12||Ottawa, ON||Arboretum Festival|
|17.09.12||Montreal, QC||Cabaret Mile End|
|18.09.12||Burlington, VT||BCA Center|
|19.09.12||Kittery, ME||Buoy Gallery|
|20.09.12||New York, NY||Mercury Lounge|
Queens duo Blues Control begins their US tour tonight (Dates below).
They also have a new video out for the album track “Walking Robin,” from their new LP Valley Tangents (Drag City).
Video by Clémence Hébert.
Blues Control Tour Dates (new dates in bold)
Wed. July 25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Gooski’s
Thu. July 26 – Louisville, KY @ The Cat House
Fri. July 27 – Chicago, IL @ The Hideout
Sat. July 28 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
Sun. July 29 – Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog
Mon. July 30 – Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
Tue. July 31 – Toronto, ON @ The Shop at Parts & Labour
Wed. Aug. 1 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
Thu. Aug. 2 – Burlington, VT @ Monkey House
Fri. Aug. 3 – Allston, MA @ O’Brien’s Pub
Sat. Aug. 4 – Hoboken, NY @ Maxwell’s (with Chain & The Gang)
Sat. Aug. 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kensington Picnic (with Meg Baird)
Sun. Aug. 26 – Emmaus, PA @ Emmaus Farmers’ Market
Sun. Sept. 9 – Rock Island, IL @ Rozz Tox
Tue. Sept. 11 – Lexington, KY @ Void
Thu. Sept. 13 – Atlanta, GA @ 529
Fri. Sept. 14 – Durham, NC @ Duke University Coffeehouse
Sat. Sept. 15 – Greensboro, NC @ CFBG’s
The group that helped to start the indie rock plus classical crossover genre, Clogs, doesn’t often make it out to Brooklyn. But, if Monday’s show at Galapagos is any indication, when they visit the borough, the group goes all out.
In addition to selections from Clogs’ previous studio recordings, the concert features “Shady Gully,” a new group of songs written by Padma Newsome. Those in attendance will also get a sneak preview of “2 Moon Shine,” his forthcoming opera project.
Also on the bill is Clogs member Thomas Kozumplik’s project Loop 2.4.3. I’ve been greatly enjoying their latest full length recording American Dreamland (out now via Music Starts from Silence). Kozumplik, joined by Lorne Watson, have created a percussion heavy and somewhat jaundice eyed view of the American dream, referencing everything from Edgar Allen Poe to Easy Rider to urban blight along the way. While the album’s subject matter could easily become a colossal bummer, Loop 2.4.3 creates supple beats and several fetching tunes (the radio ready single “So Strong” noteworthy among them) that make even a dystopian post industrial landscape sound like far better a destination than its likely to be!
A small caveat for fans of the National: guitarist Bryce Dessner is not playing the Galapagos show. Ben Cassoria will take over his duties for the evening (no mean substitute!).
Clogs with Loop 2.4.3
Monday, July 16th
at Galapagos (16 Main St, Dumbo, Brooklyn · 718 222 8500)
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM
Tickets: $15 Advance, $20 At Door
“Down in the Woods” is the second single from Richard Hawley’s seventh album, Standing at the Sky’s Edge.