Archive for September, 2010

ON TOUR WITH School Of Seven Bells

Posted by Jakub

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I’ve just started tour managing School Of Seven Bells this week, its long stretch over a short period of time w/ Active Child. I was hoping that maybe if you live in one of these cities in the US maybe we’d run into each other and also you can hear these 2 great bands. I will keep you guys updated and let me know if you have any questions that you’d like me ask the band.

Photo credit: Justin Hollar

Tour Dates:
WED SEP 15 Mod Club Toronto, ON
THU SEP 16 Blind Pig Ann Arbor, MI
FRI SEP 17 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
SAT SEP 18 Majestic Theatre Madison, WI
SUN SEP 19 7th St. Entry Minneapolis, MN
MON SEP 20 Blue Moose Tap House Iowa City, IA
TUE SEP 21 Waiting Room Omaha, NE
THU SEP 23 Record Bar Kansas City, MO
FRI SEP 24 Larimer Lounge Denver, CO
SAT SEP 25 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
MON SEP 27 Neumos Seattle, WA
TUE SEP 28 Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, BC
WED SEP 29 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR
THU SEP 30 Independent San Francisco, CA
FRI OCT 1 Echoplex Los Angeles, CA
SAT OCT 2 Detroit Bar Costa Mesa, CA
SUN OCT 3 The Loft San Diego, CA
TUE OCT 5 Plush Tucson, AZ
WED OCT 6 Launchpad Albuquerque, NM
FRI OCT 8 Hailey’s Denton, TX
SAT OCT 9 Mohawk Austin, TX
SUN OCT 10 Warehouse Live Houston, TX
MON OCT 11 Spanish Moon Baton Rouge, LA
TUE OCT 12 Club Downunder Tallahassee, FL
THU OCT 14 Crowbar Tampa, FL
FRI OCT 15 The Social Orlando, FL
SAT OCT 16 Grand Central Miami, FL
MON OCT 18 The Earl Atlanta, GA
TUE OCT 19 Local 506 Chapel Hill, NC
WED OCT 20 Ottobar Baltimore, MD
THU OCT 21 Rock and Roll Hotel Washington, DC
FRI OCT 22 Johnny Brendas Philadelphia, PA
SAT OCT 23 Santo’s Party House New York City, NY

Princeton 1966

Posted by Alex

I came upon these pictures from the Princeton 1966 yearbook while tracking down a copy of Take Ivy. These shots are reminiscent of those in Hayashida’s book, but they are actually from a year later and were just published in the school yearbook. I went to prep school and I did not look this cool.

What I love about these shots is the feeling of potential that is conveyed. I feel like important things are being discussed; movers and shakers are in the making. It appears impossible to not achieve ultimate focus in this academic environment.

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Posted by Jakub

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Emeralds head man Mark McGuire *insert baseball reference here* is on the right track to grabbing up a Best Of 2010 song on my end of the year list. Not only is this song a bubbly lush piece of work but there’s dynamics, it blooms when the distorted guitars hit, I want more.

I have no info on this collab besides posting plenty of Teen Daze on the blog. Part of me hesitates to say this but stripped down there is some Selected Ambient Works or early Ninja Tunes love on the instrumental that makes me smile.

This pulsating haze from Toujours grabbed my ear, very airy and DIY sounding, i’m not too fond of the vox it not gonna kill me listening to it.

The new Superpitcher LP is sublime, i’m posting Moon Fever, its kind of the lone wolf of the bunch but the mood is right, should of debuted on Pop Ambient.

Tycho Live x Seattle+Toronto+NYC

Posted by Scott

I’m pleased to announce that we’ll be doing a few Tycho shows later this month in Seattle, NYC, and Toronto. All the sets will include the full live band (and unless otherwise noted, all future sets will as well). Details follow, hope to see you out!

Tycho Live Dates, Sep/Oct 2010:
9/26 – Tycho w/ Tim Hecker+Sanso-Xtro – Triple Door, Seattle Tickets
9/29 – Tycho w/ Com Truise – Le Poisson Rouge, NYC Tickets
10/2 – Tycho w/ TBA – The Drake Hotel, Toronto Details

Lake Washington Residence

This Lake Washington Residence is a 4,000 square foot home designed by Miller Hull Architects. It was built on Mercer Island overlooking Lake Washington, just outside of Seattle. It faces outward from the edge of a steep hill and heavily forested area over the lake. The view alone is just as captivating as the actual house.

The main entrance of this residence is from the hillside above via a bridge to the third floor. The uppermost level of the residence is used as a place for guests to stay. The residence was designed to be naturally ventilated where the main staircase would pull air up and through the house. I do wonder how well insulated the home is.

FITC SF Highlight Reel

Posted by Scott

The highlight reel from the recent FITC event here in San Francisco is out and it’s excellent as usual. Stock Archive did a great job shooting and pulling all the footage together — they even used a Tycho track for good measure. Also check out the reel from Toronto. If I recall, they were using a 5D MK2 for the Toronto stuff so I’m assuming that’s what most of this was shot with as well. If anyone from SA is reading, how did you get the aerials? Cool stuff.

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Emeralds + Gold Panda + Ducktails + Salem

Posted by Jakub

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Lately it doesn’t get any better than the feeling I get after hearing Shades by Emeralds, it’s dizzying like my vertigo i’ve been having. Anyone else have vertigo? anyways, listen to how this track grows, its like watching thousands of ferns growing infront of you in time lapse film. iTunes

Vanilla Minus is off Gold Panda’s new LP, its classic Superpitcher in my eyes, beautiful loops and an explosive vibe. iTunes

If you read the blog you know I love what Ducktails is doing, he makes music that I couldn’t even dream up making, he has a new self titled LP out, pick it up if you get a chance. iTunes

Salem is uncanny, mashing together a haunted ghetto rap with stomach churning heroine induced electronics, its an addictive listen. Preorder LP