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Jakub Alexander curates the music selections here at the blog. He also runs his Moodgadet record label out of Brooklyn, NY and does A&R for Ghostly International Records. Links: Moodgadget Records Jakub's Tumblr

Bring Tycho To London Dec. 14th

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Songkick put together a wonderful cause to get Tycho to play in London, UK on Dec. 14th. The site is Detour Dates which if 500 people buy tickets they’ll get Tycho over to London to play a show at XOYO and have Scott do his first proper gig in the EU with Zac Brown the bassist.

If the show happens we’ll also have an exclusive poster for some of the first people thru the door made by Scott Hansen.

Tickets / Info

Photo by: Ramunė Rastonis

ASAP Rocky + Kyson + Youth Lagoon + M83

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I’m into ASAP Rocky, I questioned posting it on ISO50 but after I heard Peso then this Clams Casino I almost made ASAP Rocky feature post. I can hear the Art Of Noise sample which gets comfortable right away and I just can’t deny how good the beat is soo it gets the top song. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. NSFW.

I found Kyson via a podcast by Nueva Forma, it instantly grabbed my attention because of the dub aspects but fused together with wonderful usage of guitars, one of the easiest songs to get thru, just glades along.

I’m late to the Youth Lagoon parade i’m sorry, it was actually difficult to find a song to post though because I wasn’t falling in love with anything right away like people seem to be doing until I heard July.

M83 live on an insane level when it comes to emotion, really tweaked and thought through tracklisting, made you leave on a high, I personally loved his synth work on stage, I keep playing Klaus I Love You on repeat.

Instagram Photo Favorites: 5th Edition

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aiko__o

__shigeto

smyjewski

I like aiko__o‘s photos because the natural beautiful seems to show up every time. __shigeto takes a ton of pics especially right now while he’s in China & Russia which he makes you feel like your there in the neighborhood’s touring in. Smyjewski has great accuracy and a good eye, definitely a fun follow if you’re a designer and love organization, I love the comment he has for the photo above “Stupid trashcan“.

The Most Refreshing Albums of 2011

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Art by Sabrina Ratté (visual artist for Le Révélateur)


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Here it is, my selection of most refreshing music to listen to that came out in 2011. It’s a collection of records that grabbed my ear and made me put my coat on and head to the record store. I’ll have my Top 50 singles of 2011 which include the Atlas Sounds, James Blakes, and all the other goodies from the indie world but this list less about the best of the best but more of what sticks to my bones, i’m sure everyone has their favorites of the year too, feel free to list them below i’d love to see them.

fyi: this list does not include any records I was apart of ala releasing or distributing. i.e. the Tycho album, Ghostly releases, and Moodgadget releases.

Enjoy the playlist, thanks for all the feedback, comments, “likes” etc. over the last year, always a pleasure reading what you all have on your mind.


Le RévélateurFictions – Gneiss Things – BUY


Nacho PatrolThe Africa Jet Band Album – M Division Recordings – BUY


DeepchordHash-Bar Loops – Soma Recordings – BUY


Eddie CParts Unknown – Endless Flight – BUY


SepalcureSepalcure – Hotflush Recordings – BUY


Dirty BeachesBadlands – Zoo Music – BUY


HatchbackZeus & Apollo – Lo Recordings – BUY


Warm GhostNarrows – Partisan Records – BUY


Oneohtrix Point NeverReplica – Software – BUY


Peaking Lights – 936 – Not Not FunBUY


The FieldLooping State Of Mind – Kompakt – BUY


John MausWe Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves – Ribbon Music – BUY

ISO50 Show listings for NYC / LA this week

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Singer Morgan Kibby of M83


It’s a reaaaaaally slow week for shows coming up but I definitely wanted to list a few things, if you haven’t been to St. Vitus I highly recommend it, i’ll be there tomorrow to see Scott Mou (half of Jane with Panda Bear) and a helpful and wonderful Other Music employee.

Fri. 11/25
NY: The Cure @ Beacon Theater
LA: N/A

Sat. 11/26
NY: Scott Mou (DJ set) @ St. Vitus
LA: Plaid @ El Rey Theatre

Sun. 11/27
NY: N/A
LA: N/A

Mon. 11/28
NY: N/A
LA: Cassettes Won’t Listen @ The Echo

Tue. 11/29
NY: Suzanne Vega @ Joe’s Pub
LA: N/A

Wed. 11/30
NY: N/A
LA: Boom Bip @ The Satellite

Thu. 12/1
NY: Future Islands @ Bowery Ballroom
LA: Boys Noize @ The Music Box

Sepalcure+Terje+Evenings+Star Slinger

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Artwork by: Sougwen Chung


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“Play Pencil Pimp!!” is what I kept yelling at the recent Sepalcure show in NYC, today they got Pitchfork’s Best New Music on their debut Self Titled album, we’ve supported their sound from the beginning, I couldn’t be happier for them, you can buy their LP here. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Usually when you say Jose Gonzalez a girl in the room will scream and say “OMG I love him!” I do the same when someone says “its a Todd Terje edit of ______”. Blowing away the original is this edit, Todd you are a talent.

Always wanted to pick Evenings brains because I want to know if they were into IDM back in the day because they grab some great simple tricks from that genre that you don’t hear anywhere else.

Everyone needs a Star Slinger remix, he turns whatever you’ve done into a dancefloor bomb.

Tycho in Colorado This Weekend

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So we’re in Colorado doing a couple Tycho (w/ full band + visuals) dates with Emancipator. This is the first time Tycho has played Colorado so we’re really excited to bring the show out here. We’ll have some posters, the deluxe Dive vinyl, and CDs so come back to the merch booth and say hi if you make it out. Details follow:

Friday, Nov. 18th – Aggie Theater, Ft. Collins, CO – Tickets
Saturday, Nove. 19th – Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO – Tickets

See you there!

Photo from Music Hall of Williamsburg show by Every.Seven