Radiohead Live June 6, 2012 @ Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
My brains have been scrambled. Radiohead probed my mind… and I liked it.
Radiohead may actually be dark scientists, merely posing as musicians who are highly adept at their craft. Operating at forbidden frequencies, and unlocking aural sequences the equivalent of cosmic code breaking, it seems plausible that this band could cause a cataclysmic celestial event. An event, where formulas and proofs replace measures and movements and theorems and algorithms, substitute tempos and time signatures.
Radiohead was the band that sold us jazz by convincing us it’s rock. But, after witnessing their experimental mastery onstage, a more fitting decree is – Radiohead is purging our arcane notions of dance music and reprogramming it into something unearthly, maybe even a little unnerving ( like a college student’s introduction to David Lynch). The truth is, Radiohead is alien. The band speaks an entirely different language than most of us, and live, summon an other worldy sound -both unnerving and beautiful. I heard the death rattle of a thousand dying star systems. Felt the rumblings of an astral anomaly and ancient planets violently rotating. I heard all earthly matter beautifully swirling towards a wormhole, being replaced by antimatter as it enveloped all it touched. I heard the sound of the apocalypse, and Radiohead were the end of music on earth. The effects this sonic experiment, caused audience consciousness to disintegrate. From the front row to the lawn, everyone seized and convulsed in unison, as if losing control over their bodies and minds.
“‘Baby’ has been a staple on just about every playlist/mixtape I’ve assembled in the past 3 years. It is nothing short of sublime.”
The new Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti album – Mature Themes is out via 4AD – August 2o/21.
Warning: This video is not for the squeamish. A gruesome Point Break inspired video turned Tarantino-esc gore -fest from Atlanta rapper Killer Mike + El-P for the track “Big Beast”. “Big Beast” is off Killer Mike and El-P’s recent collaborative album, R.A.P. Music.
Electronic musician / owner and founder of Clown & Sunset label and art house – Nico Jaar has curated an eclectic but amazing 2-hour mix for BBC Radio 1. The playlist features an adventurous mix of Jay-Z, Aphex Twin, Marvin Gaye, Just Friends, My Girl and Me, *NSYNC, a number of Jaar-related tracks and edits, and tons more tracks.
01. Nicolas Jaar & Maceo Plex – Gravy Train (Nicolas Jaar Remix) [Get Physical Music]
02. Nicolas Jaar – Space Is Only Noise [Clown & Sunset]
03. Laxx & Farkas – Creature
04. Nicolas Jaar – Don’t Break My Love [Clown & Sunset]
05. Angelo Badalamenti – Conversation On Twin Peaks [Warner Bros]
06. The Brothers Four – Greenfields [Columbia]
07. Jay-Z – My First Song (Acapella) [Roc-A- Fella]
08. Jonny Greenwood – There Will Be Blood [NONESUCH]
09. Los Ángeles Negros – Tu Y Tu Mirar… Yo Y Mi Cancion [Harmless]
10. LaShun Pace – It’s Me Oh Lord (Acapella Praise) [Shanachie]
11. Jonny Greenwood – Open Spaces [NONESUCH]
12. Pearson Sound – Footloose [Pearson Sound]
13. The Electric Prunes – Holy Are You (There Is No God Edit) [Reprise]
14. Aphex Twin – Ziggomatic 17 [WARP]
15. Keith Jarrett – Tokyo, November 14 (Encore) [ECM Records]
16. My Girl And Me – Always Back To You (feat. Lorraine) [Unknown]
17. Vera November – Last Night Together (You’re Coming Back Edit) [Rough Trade]
18. Nikita Quasim – L’amour L’après Midi [Clown and Sunset]
19. Nikita Quasim – The Way I Felt Today [Clown and Sunset]
20. Feist – Caught A Long Wind [Polydor]
21. Shigeru Umebayashi – Yumeji’s Theme (In The Mood For Love) [In The Mood For Love OST, Higher Octave OmTown]
22. *NSYNC – It Makes Me Ill (Edit) [JIVE]
23. Unknown – Unknown
24. Charles Mingus – Myself When I’m Real [IMPULSE]
25. Bill Callahan – America! [DRAG CITY]
26. The Field – The Little Heart Beats So Fast [Kompakt]
27. Sneaky Sound System – Always By Your Side (Nicolas Jaar Remix) [Modular]
28. Just Friends – Avalanche [Unknown]
29. Pavla + Noura – Don’t Owe Me A Thing [The Prism, Clown and Sunset]
30. Acid Pauli – La Voz Tan Tierna [Clown and Sunset]
31. Igor Wakhevitch – Taddy’s Dream: Ramallah’s Road [Pathé Marconi EMI]
32. Nikita Quasim – Derridu [Unknown]
33. Beyoncé Knowles – 1+1 [Columbia]
34. Anouar Brahem – Vague / E La Nave Va [ECM]
35. Rio Grande – Let’s Groove (Tonight Edit) [Unknown]
36. Gonzales – Manifesto [Sunnyside]
37. The Grass Roots – Let’s Live For Today (Learn To Live Edit) [Dunhill]
38. Marvin Gaye – Inner City Blues (Sk Edit) [TAMLA]
39. Man Friday – Real Love (The Paradise Garage Mix) (feat. Larry Levan) [Nite Grooves]
40. DJ Slugo – What That Do [Subterranean Playhouse]
41. Ricardo Villalobos – What You Say Is More Than I Can Say [Playhouse]
42. Untitled – Untitled [Unknown]
43. Nicolas Jaar – The Student [Wolf & Lamb]
Indie-reggae band Drunksouls have released a new music video for “Human Race”, made with breathtaking footage from the multi-award winning documentary “I Believe I Can Fly“. The film was directed by Sébastien Montaz-Rosset and based on the Skyliners, a team of French adventurers who specialize in highline tightrope walking, basejumping, and mountaineering. It won the Jury’s award at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival.
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Brooklyn indie rock/punk trio EndAnd have announced the release of Adventures of Fi in Space, a summation of two EP’s showcasing both polished studio and DIY recordings. The band’s unusually gritty sound has earned them comparisons to acts like Cloud Nothings and Helmet.
Allen Cordell directs this new Beach House video for the single “Lazuli” , off of their 4th album – Bloom.
After a long hibernation, Grizzly Bear has awoken with their first new single – “Sleeping Ute”, off the band’s as-yet-untitled new album. Showcasing guitarist Daniel Rossen‘ s expressive six-string style and “psychedilic tempest” songwriting abilities. While the title is TBA, the album should be available via Warp on 9/18.
Arguably one of the better hip-hop singles this year, Danny Brown’s Scion A/V contribution, “Grown Up,” now has an accompanying video. The Detroit hip-hop spitfire reveals the truth about what happened to his teeth, in this childhood-revisited clip, that follows a young Danny Brown lookalike through various neighborhoods and businesses, causing problems and rapping.
Secret Seven Records folluw last year’s San Francisco-centric compilation, In a Cloud , with 13 previously unreleased tracks from some of the Bay City’s finest. Expect new, blistering tracks from Vetiver, Papercuts, Sonny & the Sunsets and tons of other artists. For a preiview, listed to the swagged out Ty Segall track and the sweet Grass Widow lullaby – “Hannah Lew”, streaming below. The In A Cloud II compilation is out July 17. Pre-order the album here.
Alberto Rossini flexes his directing chops in Las Vegas, Mexico City and Montreal for his collaboration on the new Chromatics video – “These Streets Will Never Look the Same” ( the bands sixth album single). Catch Chromatics on their first European tour in two years here, and back in the States this summer at GvsB II on July 28 at the Granada Theater.
Rating: 5/5 stars
Label: Italians Do It Better
Portland’s Chromatics are yet another band to return to the 2012 musical landscape, after a long hiatus. Matured and introspective and heavier on male vocals, Kill For Love plays out like a warm ocean breeze after dark – a long way from the band’s punk inspired beginnings. With haunting guitar riffs, simple synths, gentle vinyl crack sounds and a re-named Neil Young cover that opens the album, Chromatics craft a dark and beautiful album with cinematic scope.
Listen : Chromatics : Into the Black
Listen : Chromatics : Kill for Love (via SoundCloud)
Watch as a group of creepy glowing-eyed, paranormal children go to battle. And, keep your eyes peeled for the Adam Yauch tribute.
Stream Dave Godowsky’s beautiful, indie-folk debut album, “All You Love Is Need,” recorded at Bon Iver’s studio in Fall Creek, Wisconsin – under the pseudonym John Shade. It was recorded/engineered by Nate Vernon and features Jeremy Boettcher on bass, Ben Lester on steel pedal and drums, John DeHaven on the horns and The Neave Quartet on strings.
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GvsB II :: MIXTAPE
01 Taken By Trees x TTA :: taken too young
02 Glass Candy :: rolling down the hills (spring demo)
03 Twin Sister :: meet the frownies
04 Chromatics :: in the city (demo)
05 Games :: strawberry skies (feat. Laurel Halo)
06 Laurel Halo :: thaw
07 Glass Candy :: halloween
08 A.Dd+ :: can’t come down
09 Chromatics :: running up that hill
10 Taken By Trees :: anna (feat. Panda Bear) (CFCF remix)
11 Twin Sister :: kimmi in a ricefield (balam acab remix)
12 Taken By Trees :: the sweetness of air france
13 Twin Sister :: all around and away we go
14 A.Dd+ :: i’m so dallas (DJ Sober mix)
15 Glass Candy :: geto boys (demo)
16 Twin Sister :: lady daydream (Jóvenes y Sexys remix)
17 King Felix (Laurel Halo) :: SPRING 01
18 Chromatics :: into the black (drumless version)
19 Chromatics :: kill for love
Shabazz Palaces give their warped re-take on the new Heems-assisted single from Philly-based Lushlife . Check the Shabazz-appropriate title: “Hale-Bopp was the Bedouins (Shabazz Palaces remix feat the palaceer, fly guy Dai and Thadillac. mixed by Blood in palaGlow).” The original version, which can also be heard below, appears on Lushlife’s new record Plateau Vision, out now on Western Vinyl: