Goodbye Starman

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So much amazing music given to us by this creative genius.

Goodbye Space Commander – you will be truly missed.  RIP

Joseph Vele

Photograph by Brad Elterman

CMJ Band Radar – Diet Cig

Alex Luciano (guitar) and Noah Bowman (drums), New Paltz, NYs Diet Cig made big statement out of a handful of highly infectious pop songs. While recalling the sound of speedy twee-pop groups like Tiger Trap and All Girl Summer Fun Band, the band explores “the innocence of adolescence and infatuation.” (CMJ)

CMJ

Cake Shop
Wed, October 14, 5:15 PM > 5:45 PM
Cake Shop
Thu, October 15, 8:00 PM
Pianos
Fri, October 16, 10:00 PM > 10:30 PM
Pete’s Candy Store
Sat, October 17, 6:15 PM > 6:45 PM
Knitting Factory
Sat, October 17, 1:00 AM > 1:45 AM

 

CMJ Band Radar – Bent Denim

Bent Denim builds beautiful, narrative-driven songs by swapping tracks over email between their respective home bases of Nashville, New Orleans, and New York. Their debut album “Romances You” is out now. (CMJ)

CMJ

Pine Box Rock Shop
Thu, October 15, 6:00 PM > 6:45 PM

CMJ Band Radar – Ex Hex

CMJ

Warsaw
Fri, October 16, 8:30 PM

CMJ Band Radar – Car Seat Headrest

Car Seat Headrest began in 2010 as a solo project of Will Toledo. Since then, he has released 11 albums under the CSH name, to increasing interest and acclaim. After a year working in Seattle with a drummer and bassist, CSH is planning their first national tour this year. (CMJ)

CMJ

Pianos
Wed, October 14, 1:45 PM > 2:15 PM
Santos Party House (Basement)
Wed, October 14, 9:00 PM > 9:30 PM
Rough Trade
Fri, October 16, 7:30 PM

 

CMJ Band Radar – Michael Rault

MR is a singer, guitarist and songwriter fronting his own eponymously named band. An era-defying mischievousness defines his synthesis of jukebox RnB, and acid psych as refracted through the experience of an adolescence spent idolizing the craftsmanship of the Beatles and the wiggy textures of Dr. John in equal measure. (CMJ)

CMJ

Pianos
Thu, October 15, 4:45 PM > 5:15 PM
Palisades
Thu, October 15, 8:00 PM
Baby’s All Right
Fri, October 16, 8:00 PM
Fulton Stall Market
Sat, October 17, 2:45 PM > 3:15 PM
Pianos
Sat, October 17, 10:45 PM > 11:15 PM

 

CMJ BAnd Radar – Cosmo Sheldrake

Cosmo Sheldrake, is a 25-year-old multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer from London. He attracted hype from the blogosphere after the release of his debut single in April 2014, and his debut EP in March 2015. He has toured with Sylvan Esso, Bombay Bicycle Club, Songhoy Blues and more. (CMJ)

CMJ

Pianos
Tue, October 13, 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Pianos
Wed, October 14, 8:45 PM – 9:15 PM
Living Room
Fri, October 16, 1:45 AM – 2:45 AM

 

CMJ Band Radar – Dent May

Mississippi native Dent May writes, performs, and produces homemade pop music from his home base in Los Angeles. A stylistic chameleon, Dent’s recordings echo folk, disco, R&B, psychedelia, country-western, soul, and funk sounds of the past, present, and future. (CMJ)

CMJ

The Wick
Fri, October 16, 8:30 PM – 9:15 PM

 

CMJ Band Radar – Nuns

Nuns is beautiful, swirling power. Its getting loston purposein a thick haze of buzzing, chiming, drifting guitars, then following a distant voice to find your way home. Songwriter/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Hank Hanewinkel III is the heart and soul of Nuns. His debut, Opportunities,is equal parts dreamscape, break-up conversation, and pure electric catharsis.(CMJ)

CMJ

Bowery Electric
Sat, October 17, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

 

CMJ Band Radar – Winstons

Winstons is a Garage-Soul duo from Virginia, based in Brooklyn, that is steeped in the traditions of American roots music and the legacy of rock n’ roll. They are self-releasing their second cassette tape and digital EP Black Dust on October 2, 2015. (CMJ)

CMJ

Elvis Guesthouse
Thu, October 15, 3:20 PM – 3:50 PM
Matchless
Fri, October 16, 8:15 PM – 8:45 PM

 

 

CMJ Band Radar – Skaters

Since their forming just two short years ago, SKATERS have build a solid reputation of a youthful, creative, energetic guitar-laden post-punk rock band. After signing to WB Records within their first year of existence, their DIY spirit and catchy songs have propelled them around the world, performing at various international festivals including Reading & Leeds, Best Kept Secret, Splendour in the Grass, BBK, Rock en Seine, Oya, Hurricane/Southside and others as well as Lollapalooza in the U.S.

CMJ

10/14: ASCAP Showcase @ Webster Hall Studio (NYC), 8:00pm

10/14: HillyDilly Showcase @ Good Room (Brooklyn), 10:00pm

10/15: UTA Showcase @ Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2 (NYC), 9:00pm

CMJ Band Radar – Ruen Brothers

Following their stateside festival performances at both weekends of Austin City Limits and this spring at Coachella, U.K. duo Ruen Brothers will play CMJ at 10PM on Friday, October 16 at Mercury Lounge.

New Track – Public Access TV : All We Want

 

NYC band Public Access T.V. shares a new track “All We Want” and announces the release of their debut EP in the US on Terrible Records. Public Access EP will be available digitally on May 12th and on vinyl June 16th.

Pam Glew : Wild Love Edition Out Now

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Wild Love was originally made for Scope Miami, last December. Since then the wizard printers at Harwood King and Pam have developed the image into this fine art giclee with silkscreen glosses. The detail of the print picks out every warp, weft and stitch in the vintage flag. Wild Love, names after the song by The Doors, is a limited edition of only 50, torn to the edge and looks as close to an original flag as can be. This new edition is printed on Somerset Velvet 330gsm 100% cotton rag paper.

‘Wild Love’
Giclee with screen print glosses
Edition of 50
Paper Size 640 mm x 715 mm
Image Size 640 mm x 715 mm
Hand deckled edge

Printed by master fine art print-makers Harwood King.
Signed and numbered by the artist.

AVAILABLE HERE with free international delivery for a limited period.

New Work from Elodie Chapuis

IDOL MAGAZINE Issue 8 ” The Love Issue ” _ Trust Me

Models KIM JEONGWOO @ Elite, MIKAELLA E @ Métropolitan

 

MENLOOK TRIBUNE Spring Summer 15 Issue _ Cover Editorial

Model SEBASTIEN ANDRIEU @ SUCCESS

ODALISQUE MAGAZINE _ MASHA MA FW15-16  Behind The Scene 

” MIST ” FASHION FILM / LAI JEWELLERY _ FASHION TUBE

Model UNIA PAKHOMOVA @ CITY

 

Find more amazing work on www.elodiechapuis.com

New Track – Sharon Van Etten : Just Like Blood

There is no hesitation in Sharon Van Etten’s lyricism. Her unabashed reverence for all the past has taught her boldly emanates in both Van Etten’s words and voice. This poignant candor, evident on new single “Just Like Blood,” is one of the many reasons Van Etten has become one of the most beloved songwriters and performers of our time. As with the entire “I Don’t Want To Let You Down” EP, this second single offers documents of surrender and disappointment, admission and longing. It is as sophisticated and evolved as anything Van Etten has ever created. Sharon Van Etten’s “I Don’t Want To Let You Down” EP is out June 9th on Jagjaguwar and available for pre-order now. Instant free downloads of “Just Like Blood” and the EP’s title track come with each digital pre-order.

Video – Spring Standards : Watch the Moon Disappear

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Check out the new video”Watch The Moon Disappear,” from Fleetwood Mac inspired NYC indie folk rockers Spring Standards’,  as featured on Baeble Music.  The video is part of the film The Spring Standards Live From Delaware, which accompanies the album of the same name. It offers a taste of the trio’s “tight, soaring harmonies, set against old country twang [with] a pure, childlike joy of playing as many instruments simultaneously as possible” (NY Magazine)

New Track – Tame Impala : Disciples

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TAME IMPALA have announced their highly anticipated third studio LPCurrents will be released worldwide Friday July 17th. The 13 track album is available to pre-order today offering “Let It Happen”, “Cause I’m A Man” and two brand new tracks “Eventually” and “Disciples” as instant grat tracks with the album pre-order. Beginning at 9PM PST/ Midnight EST you can pre-orderCurrents here (links live at 9PM PST tonight):

New Track – Tennis : Mean Streets ( Wild Belle Remix)

The Wild Belle remix of Tennis’ new “Mean Streets” is premiering on Baeble Music. Listen HERE and via Soundcloud HERE. Baeble Music says the track “is a beautiful piece of synthy dreampop.” The original version of “Mean Streets” appears on the deluxe edition of Ritual In Repeat, available May 12 on Communion Records, and features bonus tracks “Easter Island” and “100 Lovers.” Listen to “Easter Island” via Soundcloud HERE and watch the band’s music video for “Mean Streets” via YouTube HERE.

New Music – Spoon : Inside Out ( Remixes )

Spoon is excited to celebrate the digital release of their beautiful new Inside Out Remixes EP. The EP is comprised of four remixes of the song “Inside Out” – taken from Spoon’s universally-praised eighth full-length They Want My Soul. Remixes for this EP are provided by Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes, Tycho, Brian Reitzell, and Operators. Fans can purchase the EP from their favorite digital retailers includingiTunes. Preview the EP here.

In addition to the digital EP, Spoon will release a separate 12″ titled I/O EP that features a different track list which can be seen below. I/O EP will be released July 24 and available for purchase at the merchandise table during upcoming Spoon performances beginning in mid-June. Fans can preorder the I/O EP 12″ at the Spoon Store.

Video – Courtney Barnett : Kim’s Caravan

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Courtney Barnett has released the devastatingly beautiful and poignant video for “Kim’s Caravan” from the debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, an album which recently debuted at number 10 on the US Billboard album sales charts. “Kim’s Caravan” will be released as a special Record Store Day 12″ and is paired with a gorgeous and intimate recording of John Cale’s “Close Watch” as the B-Side.

Indie Artists Commissioned to Create Murals Inspired by Video Game

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maxresdefaultFor the uninitiated, the launch of a highly-anticipated video game can be, in many ways, similar to a movie premiere. Parties are thrown, members of the press are called over, and in some cases, murals are painted.

This was the case when Ubisoft launched “Far Cry 4” in November of last year, and the game developer, showing a great interest in street art, not just commissioned artists to create two murals inspired by the game for its launch, but also threw a street art gallery event to allow fans to interact with the independent artists who created the in-game murals. The street art gallery event gave attendees the chance to experience the game firsthand, as well as watch artists create three in-game murals and win prizes.

Ubisoft also commissioned artists David Loran, Nick Sweetman, Bruno Smoky, Shalak Attack, and Jeff Blackburn to create two large murals inspired by the game, and according to The Canadian Press, while the artists braved the cold weather to pull off the project, it also helped them get a feel for the game. ““Far Cry 4,” due out Nov. 18, is set in the fictional Himalayan region of Kyrat. And the artists must have felt they were right there on the weekend, braving chilly two-degree conditions while creating their art in a downtown Toronto parking lot,” writes Neil Davidson.

“Far Cry 4” received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics when it was released, as it follows the current trend of video games now incorporating more than one genre into their gameplay. Similar to how Spin Genie has incorporated action-adventure elements into the slot genre, “Far Cry 4” created an open-world adventure that allowed gamers to experience a new, vastly interactive world every time they entered the game. In the game, players are able to encounter various wildlife from the Himalayan landscape, as well as explore villages and settlements to immerse themselves in the culture of the fictional country the game takes place in. These served largely as the inspiration for the mural.

David Loran has had experience creating murals of all sizes, both indoors and outdoors. The elephant mural he created for Ubisoft took him 6-8 hours, as he rendered it digitally before starting work with his spray-paint cans. “The difficult part was doing this dust powder effect, kinda like in the game,” Loran says of the experience. “Apparently, in “Far Cry 4”, a lot of the characters turn into powder, and it’s like a whole new thing, like a look that their game has.”

The rest of the mural took much faster to complete because it had multiple artists working on it at once. Shalak Attack has posted a video of the creation of the mural:

Help LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy make the NYC subway into a symphony

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New York, I love you, but your subway sounds  are bringing me down…

LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy wants to soundtrack New York City’s subway system. Sign the petition & let’s make this happen New York!: http://www.subwaysymphony.org/ 

Video – Caveman : In the City

Watch Caveman’s horrifying new video  for “In the City” starring Julia Stiles.  A tourist couple visits New York City for the first time. They soon discover that underneath the surface of the playground of the city, lies a world of darkness and horror.

Get a free MP3 –  “Shut You Down'”

Listen to the rest of the album here:

Album release – Braids : Flourish

After 18 months of touring in support of Native Speaker, along with the departure of a band member, Braids secluded themselves in their Montreal studio for a year of writing and recording.  While Native Speaker was written in an organic and live environment, the group sought to explore a more introspective and electronic approach to songwriting.  Sonically, the songs from these sessions are delicate and tight, yet thoughtfully open up to the rich lushness reminiscent of their older material. Lyrically they are honest and vulnerable, demonstrating the group’s emotional growth and maturity since their last record.

Album release – Volcano Choir – Repave

After releasing two singles, a stunning video, and a behind the scenes Making of the Album mini-documentary, you can finally hear the whole new record Repave from Volcano Choir. Visit NPR now and hear for yourself. 

New Track – Vaccines : Melody Calling

The Vaccines have released a new track in anticipation of their upcoming North American tour dates.  “Melody Calling” was recorded in March at Eldorado Studios with producers John Hill (Rihanna, MIA, Santigold) and Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Arctic Monkeys); the band debuted “Melody Calling” on their recent U.K. Arena tour which included shows at London’s O2 Arena & Leeds Millennium Square.

Video – Blue Hawaii : Try To Be

Blue Hawaii, Arbutus Records and many of their Montreal counter-parts all began with the same breath in early 2010. To date they’ve released an 8 song EP: in May of that year, Blooming Summer (Arbutus Records 2010) was recorded following the pair’s travels in Central America. It frames a time of warmth and novelty, featuring dense female harmonies, tape saturated synths, guitars and drum machines. Eventually Ra– returned to her role in BRAIDS, touring constantly, while Ag–moved to Europe, treading deeper into dance music, electronics, and production.

The duo notice that throughout the changing social and personal landscape which is one’s twenties, these divided notions and people somehow stay together. Even the name Blue Hawaii suggests a kind of melancholic, jaded paradise, but a paradise afterall. It is because – or perhaps in spite of – these disjointed intersections that the record is called Untogether.

 

MARCH MUSIC HYPE: DOWNLOAD 50 [ + ] KILLER TUNES – FREE!

Update your iPod playlist this month for free, with over 50, sh!t hot, new –  indie, electronic and hip-hop –  tunes! We did the work for you. All of the freshest, most recent MP3 downloads on discosalt.com can be found below, in one clean, easy to grab list.

Just RIGHT CLICK on a track and SAVE LINK AS MP3 to your computer.

**Lazy-Man fix:  Hit play on our MUSIC PLAYER here.

Check back at the end of next month for an all new buffet of ear candy. Enjoy!

Air France : It Feels Good To Be Around You (Memory Tapes Version)

A$AP Rocky : Pretty Flacko (prod. SpaceGhostPurrp)

Alt-J: Matilda

Alt-J: Hand-made

Alt-J: Breezeblocks

Alt-J: Tessalate

Ava Luna: Ice Level

Balam_Acab:_Just_Stay

Balam_Acab:_Come_True

Beach_Fossils:_Shallow

Beach_Fossils:_Lessons

Beach House: Myth

Black_Mountain:_Mary_Lou

Bowerbirds:_In_the_Yard

CFCF : Exercise #3 (Building)

Clams_Casino:_22 (Moon_and_Stars_Remix)

Colleen_Green:_Goldmine

Crystal_Castles:_Suffocation_(HEALTH_Remix)

Crystal Stilts: Radiant Door

Crystal_Stilts:_Dark_Eyes

Chromatics:_Into_the_Black

Danny Brown: Grown-Up

Dent May:  Best Friend

Domo Genesis: Ground_Up

Elite Gymnastics :  h e r e , i n  h e a v e n 4 & 5 (CFCF remix)

El-P:_The_Full_Retard

Fort Romeau : SW9

Frankie Rose : Know Me

Grass_Widow:_Goldilocks_Zone

Grimes : Genesis

Holograms:_ABC_City

Holograms:_Hidden_Structures

Howler -Back of your neck (radio edit)

John Maus : No Title (Molly)

La_Sera: Break_My_Heart

La Sera : Please Be My Third Eye

Lemonade : Neptune

Lightouts: All I Want/ Heroes (LCD Soundsystem-David Bowie Cover)

Lower Dens : Brains

Metronomy: The-Look

Metronomy: The Bay (Erol Atkins Remix)

Neon_Indian:_Hex_Girlfriend_(Twin_Shadow_Remix)

Nicolas Jaar : With Just One Glance (feat. Scout LaRue)

OFF: King_Kong_Brigade

Pictureplane : Real Is A Feeling (Grimes Remix)

Screaming Females:  Expire

Stalley: Hammers_and_Vogues (ft_Currensy)

Steel Phantoms: Bedouin

Sun Kill Moon: Sunshine_in_Chicago

Simian Ghost: Wolf_Girl

Tanlines: All of Me

Titus_Andronics: Upon_Viewing_Oregons_Landscape_With_the_Flood_of_Detritus

Toro y Moi : Dead Pontoon

Weird_Dreams: 666.66

the xx : open eyes (demo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MP3- DANNY BROWN: GROWN UP

Detroit’s Danny Brown has another track to share – “Grown Up” – reminiscent of throwback radio-edits from the early nineties.

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NEW BRETON RELEASE: OTHER PEOPLE’S PROBLEMS

Subversive art collective Breton are about to release their Album “Other People’s Problems” in the next week and along with that they have a small tour lined up in the UK.

As a bunch of film-makers who turned musicians in order to soundtrack their visual work, who emerged from the south London squat party scene and named themselves after the father of surrealism Andre Breton, their approach to creating this album was never going to be predictable. Nor is the end result.

The album’s 11 tracks were fashioned from a field recording. Breton mastermind Roman Rappak obsessively records anything that attracts his attention – a building being demolished, a chance conversation, keys opening doors, the hypnotic motion of a New York subway car – and around these incidental sounds songs are created and a story is formed. His process of Automatic writing gives the songs their randomness and complex, dark layers of twisted beauty. Each listen divulges a little more – be it footsteps on a deserted hospital corridor, the ramblings of a beat poet on acid or the songs of prayer in a Belgian mosque.

It’s about randomness rather than traditional structure. Liberating the songs to take on a life of their own – Breton’s musical interpretation of the surrealist game “The Exquisite Corpse”.  “Other People’s Problems’” seditious sound was formulated at the band’s creative HQ The Lab, a disused bank in Kennington, south London. It’s here that this outfit live, rehearse, and make their music. It’s also where they create their films, videos and remixes with meticulous attention to detail under their cinematic wing BretonLABS.

The band then took their album from the dingy grey urban surrounds of the Lab and relocated to Iceland for a week to record it at Sigur Ros’ studio in Reykjavik, which added yet another dimension to its sound. The final task was the addition of brass and strings. Breton sent some basic parts to German composer and personal hero Hauschka in Berlin, who recorded them with an orchestra of violinists, cellists and trumpet players to create an incredible piece of music worthy of a film score. He sent back the parts to Breton who then chopped up and sampled them into select album tracks – so the classical was redefined. And with that the album finally reached the end of its own game of “The Exquisite Corpse”.


 


 


CHAIRLIFT’S CHOOSE-YOUR-OWN-ADVENTURE VIDEO: MET BEFORE

Chairlift’s new video concept for “Met Before” is a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure, where you use your keys to chose the storyline. Directed by Jordan Fish, the interactive video will be different each time you watch, while the accompanying song, will be the same. You’ll start out in a university lecture hall, and you might end up making out with Amber Schaefer from Starfawn.

Win a Skatedeck inspired by Tristan Patterson’s documentary Dragonslayer

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SNAGFILMS is giving away a free Addikt Skatedeck, plus an assortment of Skate DVD’s for the itunes launch of DRAGONSLAYER.

1 X Addikt Skateboard deck inspired by the legend of “The Gonz” graphic

3 X Action-packed street/bowl skateboarding DVD featuring Skreech and other insane skaters

Dragonslayer is available for download here. Check it out!

Here is how to win:

Real Simple.

Like us on Facebook.

Share this post – on our wall – with your friends.

Winners from this pool will be selected at random – and contacted on April 16th.

Read our interview with DRAGONSLAYER director Tristan Patterson HERE

NEW VIDEO FROM TEARIST: UNARMED

Watch the new video from Tearist for the single “Unarmed” directed by Sean Stout.

Over the last two years Tearist has become one of the most notorious and vital bands in the new underground pulsing through Los Angeles. Building on songs driven by intense vocals and synths, the duo’s performances are known for being deeply physical and direct events. Yasmine Kittles sings from the depths of her body/soul and moves in a near-transfixed state, using scrap metals to scrape rhythm from the ground beneath her. All the while, as if telepathically linked, William Strangeland uses sputtering, cracked synthesizers to create shimmering melodic lines along rumbling interlocked beats and rhythms. Their songs flow and surge, building thick layers of analog sound and noise, often leaving wrecked PA’s in their wake.

OTHER LIVES: LIVE AT BOWERY BALLROOM 2.17

 

Other Lives were at the Bowery Ballroom on Friday night as part of their first major venue headlining tour. Coming off of their tour with Bon Iver, Other Lives will be beginning a ten day stint supporting Radiohead. A big step for any young band, but to kick off Radiohead’s first US tour since 2008, it will be huge. The exposure that they’ll get out of this tour will be incredible and it couldn’t happen to a more talented group of musicians.

I last caught Other Lives at Mercury Lounge back in June (Review), but the professionalism at the Bowery showed a definite level of maturity.

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STREAM SLEIGH BELLS: REIGN OF TERROR

With just a week left before Sleigh Bells release their sophomore album, Reign of Terror (out February 21), the duo is streaming the new record in its entirety on NYTimes.com.

As an added bonus, Sleigh Bells will livestream their NYC show on The Bowery Presents Live Youtube Channel this Friday, February 17th at 10 p.m. EST . The Bowery Presents features groundbreaking must-see live music and the latest in emerging music and culture. TBPLive features live-streaming shows and intimate performances from industry leaders and the next big things in music. Subscribe today and don’t miss this.

 

BAND RADAR: HOWLER

Based in Minneapolis, Howler are Jordan Gatesmith (vocals / guitar), Ian Nygaard (guitar), France Camp (bass), Max Petrek (keyboard) and Brent Mayes (drums). The five-piece have released their debut album, America Give Up via Rough Trade Records on MP3 & LP and will be supporting The Vaccines’ full UK tour later this year.

The debut EP ‘This One’s Different’ is also available now.

NEW VIDEO FROM THE SHINS: SEPTEMBER

After five years off the scene, The Shins have returned with a new, word-heavy video for “September,” inspired by Jacob Escobedo’s artwork for the album. The single will be released on the B-side to their upcoming Simple Song 7-inch, leading up to the release of their upcoming full length, Port of Morrow, [out March 20]. Now, the only question is whether or not this song will change Natalie Portman’s life.

NEW VIDEO FROM AU PALAIS: TENDER MERCY

Watch the official video from Toronto bred- now London based Au Palais from their debut Tender Mercy EP, released by The Sounds Of Sweet Nothing. The video, created by Istoica: Mary Gerretsen, James Cooper & Liam Cushing, features brother and sister duo Elise and David Commathe running chilly through a snow covered forest and along Toronto’s waterfront.

You can stream their album HERE

THE DRUMS: LIVE AT W.I.P. 2.14

The Drums performed a 4 song set last night (Valentine’s day) at W.I.P. (short for Work-in-Progress & owned by the proprietors of the Greenhouse). We caught The Drums last at CMJ 2010 (Photos). Starting roughly an hour late a midst the bottle-service-heavy underground art house (even if a bit contrived), The Drums tore through perennial favorites such as “Best Friend” as well as their more current hit “Money” and the dancing made me really miss the days of Mondo at Don Hills.

Catch the photos from last night’s performance below.

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[photos: Cory Greenwell]

DOWNLOAD STARFAWN: GREENLIGHT [TEEEL REMIX]

Check out this dark disco remix of Starfawn’s “Greenlight” from Teeel.

Download a copy of Starfawn’s EP – available digitally now through Moodgadget, more info at moodgadget.com/starfawn/

Starfawn is a collaboration between Producer Misha Mross and Vocalist Amber Schaefer that began in early 2011. The two met through mutual friends and connected over a shared love for synthesizers and electronic music.

Misha Mross currently lives in Brattleboro Vermont and splits his time between his day job as an electro-optical engineer, writing music, and his musical engineering projects, which include building custom MIDI controllers and interfaces, and programming synthesis software. Influenced by both the organic (Vermont woods, classical music, physics, math) and the technological (NES/SNES, electrical engineering, synthesizer music), his production style, while heavily synth based, has natural motion and melody.

While Misha Mross is the technical expert of the duo, Brooklyn resident Amber Schaefer brings her natural charisma and song-writing abilities to the project. Amber tangibly brings her acting and improv background to their performances, cooing as she nonchalantly rolls around on the stage.

Together as Starfawn, they craft highly personalized electronic music that has been described as “an instantly recognizably retro, yet strange and otherworldly soundscape … that revels in experimentation while still understanding the importance of actually having a song amongst the indulgence.”

Beyond The Black Rainbow Trailer

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Set in the strange and oppressive emotional landscape of the year 1983,

BEYOND THE BLACK RAINBOW
is a Reagan-era fever dream inspired by hazy childhood memories of midnight movies and Saturday morning cartoons. We are hoping the transgressive mind-trip of a sci-fi throwback, lives up to it’s trailer, which looks like a cross between 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Tron and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The film was spawned from the pre-teen fantasies of debut writer-director Panos Cosmatos and premiered at the 2010 Whistler Film Festival and showed at several film festivals throughout 2011, including Tribeca and Fantasia. The good folks at Magnet, the genre division of Magnolia Pictures are gearing up for a limited domestic theatrical release for the film.

Cosmatos was born in Rome in 1974 to the late Greek movie director (George Cosmatos) and a Swedish experimental artist mother. He spent his early formative years traveling all over the globe before settling in Canada. In 1981, the family lived for a year in Mexico where exposure to the strange local interpretations of American pop culture had a profound and lasting effect on his creative life. Growing up in the isolated suburbs of Vancouver Island during the 80s, he obsessed over the minutiae of heavy metal, fantasy art, and science fiction horror films, which he still does to this day. He then immersed himself in the underground art and music scenes making short films, album covers and music videos with a burgeoning group of influential and groundbreaking artists. Panos currently lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia.

 

ADULTSWIM PRODUCED NEON INDIAN VIDEO: FALLOUT

The new video for Neon Indian‘s “Fallout” is an Adult Swim-produced cartoon directed by Lilfuchs. Paying homage to 80’s Saturday morning cartoons and sexy commercials, a scantily clad, pink maned, chill-wave Barbie cruises the scene in her 80’s convertible while paralyzing gas station workers with her gaze.

 

NEW VIDEO FROM THE BLACK KEYS: GOLD ON THE CEILING

The Black Keys Follow up their buzz-worthy viral video for “Lonely Boy”, with a new video for “Gold On The Ceiling” off of their late 2011 release, El Camino. The video, directed by Reid Long, keeps it simple, following the band through their recent world tour intertwining studio footage with clips of the band behind-the-scenes and performing on stage.

NEW MUSIC FROM LELAND SUNDRIES: APPARITION

Brooklyn’s indie strummers Leland Sundries’ 2nd release The Foundry EP is out Feb 21, 2012 on L’Echiquier Records. Led by Nick Loss-Eaton the EP was recorded in Greenpoint, Brooklyn in an old creamery building with Loss-Eaton on resonator guitar, banjo, harmonium, harmonica, and vocals.

The lead single “Apparition” is now available for free download.

NEW MUSIC FROM FUCKED UP: YEAR OF THE TIGER

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Toronto punks, Fucked Up are streaming their new 15 minute single “Year Of The Tiger” off  Year Of The __: a series of Chinese Zodiac singles. Every year, the band releases a track to celebrate a year on the Chinese calendar and this years track is highlighted by some prominent collaborators likes director Jim Jarmusch, electro pop band Austra, and Duchess Says leader Annie-Claude Deschênes.

RYAN ADAMS, CHILDISH GAMBINO + MICHAEL MCDONALD ON 30 ROCK

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Michael McDonald, Cee Lo, Ryan Adams and Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover) share song cameos in this animated 30 rock webisode. Donaghy needs to find a Super Bowl halftime performer to replace an injured Madonna and the four singers must compete against each other, while singing NBC theme songs. Don’t miss the Michael McDonald Saved by the Bell theme cover.

STREAM AU PALAIS: TENDER MERCY

Stream the Tender Mercy EP from Toronto bred- now London based Au Palais.  On Tender Mercy, Brother and sister duo Elise and David Commathe have crafted a calm and cool collection of beat heavy, goth-pop tracks, shimmering with soaring vocals and elegant beauty.

A Look Inside the Bicycle Film Festival with Brendt Barbur

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Born in New York, The Bicycle Film Festival has evolved hand in hand with the unprecedented boom in urban cycling internationally. From its roots in New York City, The BFF has grown into a multi-faceted, global event that will travel to over 25 cities this year, from Milan to Tokyo, Minneapolis to Sydney. In 2001 Brendt Barbur, Founding Director, was compelled to start the Bicycle Film Festival after being hit by a bus while riding his bike in New York City. He was inspired to turn this negative experience into a positive one, and created a festival that celebrates the bicycle through music, art, and film. The festival merges many creative communities, including fashion, music and art, as well as various bicycling communities – road cycling, mountainbiking, fixed gear, BMX, cyclocross – over a shared passion for bike riding. Watch above as Discosalt goes inside The Bicycle Film Festival’s headquarters in New York with its creator Brendt Barbur.