A beautiful fusion of Kabuki inspired visuals with dark pop band Io Echo’s song “Eye Father.”
Io Echo’s S/T EP is out this week on IAMSOUND.
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.
Among Thursday’s offerings, two composer portrait concerts compete for the attention of New York audiences.
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 Supové, Blair 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’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
Jens Lekman has shared a video for “Become Someone Else’s” via YouTube.
The track is from his new Secretly Canadian album, I Know What Love Isn’t.
Lekman appears on Jimmy Fallon’s show on October 9th.
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.
The video for “Today’s Supernatural,” a song from Animal Collective’s new recording Centipede Hz is, in many ways, reflective of the impressions one takes away from the LP itself. Boisterous, colorful, busily attired, kaleidoscopically varied, and dizzying in the juxtaposition of its gestural and stylistic vocabularies, Centipede Hz is both a confirmation of the long term overarching trajectory of Animal Collective’s music making and an upping of the ante of indie pop’s penchant for postmodern juxtaposition.
If 2009′s Merriweather Post Pavillion was Animal Collective’s dalliance with the indie mainstream, Centipede Hz finds them back in more musically challenging environs. Whether the band will continue further down this pathway of experimentation, or instead return to the (relatively speaking) more pop functional language found on Merriweather Post Pavilion, Animal Collective seems destined in the future to find still more ways to surprise its listeners.
Centipede Hz is available now via Domino Records.