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“.
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 Révélateur – Fictions – Gneiss Things – BUY
Nacho Patrol – The Africa Jet Band Album – M Division Recordings – BUY
Deepchord – Hash-Bar Loops – Soma Recordings – BUY
Eddie C – Parts Unknown – Endless Flight – BUY
Sepalcure – Sepalcure – Hotflush Recordings – BUY
Dirty Beaches – Badlands – Zoo Music – BUY
Hatchback – Zeus & Apollo – Lo Recordings – BUY
Warm Ghost – Narrows – Partisan Records – BUY
Oneohtrix Point Never – Replica – Software – BUY
Peaking Lights – 936 – Not Not Fun – BUY
The Field – Looping State Of Mind – Kompakt – BUY
John Maus – We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves – Ribbon Music – BUY
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.
NY: The Cure @ Beacon Theater
NY: Scott Mou (DJ set) @ St. Vitus
LA: Plaid @ El Rey Theatre
LA: Cassettes Won’t Listen @ The Echo
NY: Suzanne Vega @ Joe’s Pub
LA: Boom Bip @ The Satellite
NY: Future Islands @ Bowery Ballroom
LA: Boys Noize @ The Music Box
Another fresh batch of Instagramers that we love to follow, some underdogs in here like Minehost who I love to follow, our very own Tim Navis and Twopennykarma who we met at the Tycho Colorado show.
“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.
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:
See you there!
Photo from Music Hall of Williamsburg show by Every.Seven
After mostly doing darker shows with Araabmuzik, Salem, OoOoo, etc. Beacon has released a melodic and passionate EP that translates into an amazing live set, i’ve caught their shows a handful of times this past week and its got hints of different style for everyone packed into one. They have a great sense of humor and their visuals unveil that at times, the rumbling dirty south low end makes it easy to loosen up, and both Jacob and Tom are really into performing so you feel like they’re there to entertain which is sometimes nice if done properly when were talking electronic music.
Our Tom Croose is back with an EP on the label that just put out the Caribou side project with all the edits. This tasteful upbeat cut isn’t all in your face and has that perfect tempo, also great for a night at home with a drink and vinyl. Pick up the 12″ here
So the Drive Soundtrack is all the rage, Michna went ahead and started us off with a more dancefloor early night edit of the College track, download it here for free
Went hunting around Soundcloud this morning for some songs that i’ve been meaning to hear, first stop was this Portishead cover Doldrums that Alley from School Of Seven Bells shared, instantly feel in love with the drums, feels fresh to the ears, what a perfect re-interruption.
Shigeto has way with remixes, usually starts really broken up and separate feeling then makes everything work together until you have this elegantly orchestrated song swaying into of you.
Once again OPN’s Ford & Lopatin comes with soundscapes that take on these tones where you feel like you’re living in poorly kept VHS taped world and that always was my dream.
Le Révélateur: pssssssssh! you sir are genius. I mean come on, this level of hypnosis/ambience doesn’t get reached by many artist that try to make this, he’s unreal, and the visual live?! I can’t handle watching it, its too good, makes me too happy, I feel like i’m glowing.