This past week, I received a recording of pianist Carl Patrick Bolleia premiering my short piece Gloss on Guston. Commissioned by the Montclair Art Museum, it responds to a late Philip Guston painting in their collection.
Peaking Lights have been called a “kraut dub” electronica duo. One can readily hear why on this grooving remix of Dan Friel’s song “Ulysses.”
Dan Friel’s Valedictorian/Exoskeleton EP is out now via Thrill Jockey.
On 11/5, Twilight Sad releases No One Can Ever Know: The Remixes via Fat Cat. They’re sharing a teaser track, a remix of “Sick” by our favorite Ghostly electronica artist Com Truise. Check out the SoundCloud embed below.
Nathan Fake’s Steam Days is out now via Border Community.
Kill the Self that Kills Your Self! is out via Northern Spy.
Feeling a bit sluggish? The late summertime blues got you down? You won’t be after hearing the Dan Friel song “Valedictorian” via the SoundCloud embed below. It’s a triple espresso’s worth of instrumental indie pop pep.
Dan Friel’s Valedictorian/Exoskeleton EP is out via Thrill Jockey on October 16th as a 12″ vinyl release.
File Under ‘out soon’: one of our favorite electronica artists, Toro Y Moi, is shortly releasing Les Sins, a vibrant dancehall side project, via Jiaolong. Stream the release via the SoundCloud embed below.
Thanks to Fact for posting the stream.
As our regular readers know, File Under ? has a penchant for juxtapositions. Still even by our standards, combining a contemporary “bleak pop” band with spoken word performances by a lyricist with Beach Boys credits is audacious! But don’t be too hasty to judge a book by its multifaceted cover.
Cold Crows Dead has collaborated with poet, musician, and lyricist Stephen John Kalinich. Check out “Man in Bleak” via the embed below.