JUN 29 | Rothbury, MI | Electric Forest
JUL 05 | Snowmass Village, CO | Wanderlust Festival
JUL 18 | Benicàssim, Spain | FIB
JUL 20 | Suffolk, United Kingdom | Latitude Festival
JUL 22 | Manchester, United Kingdom | Gorilla
JUL 23 | Dublin, Ireland | Button Factory
JUL 25 | Padua, Italy | Radar Festival
JUL 26 | Vasto, Italy | Vasto Siren Fest
JUL 31 | Portland, OR | Crystal Ballroom #
AUG 01 | Seattle, WA | Neptune Theatre #
AUG 03 | Whistler, Canada | Wanderlust Festival
AUG 09 | San Francisco, CA | Outside Lands Music Festival
AUG 16 | Mexico City, Mexico | Ceremonia
AUG 23 | Los Angeles, CA | FYF Fest
SEP 16 | Reno, NV | Knitting Factory #
SEP 17 | Salt Lake City, UT | The Depot #
SEP 20 | Austin, TX | Emo’s #
SEP 22 | Dallas, TX | Granada Theater #
SEP 24 | Asheville, NC | The Orange Peel #
SEP 25 | Nashville, TN | Cannery Ballroom #
SEP 26 | Cincinnati, OH | MidPoint Music Festival
SEP 27 | Champaign-Urbana, IL | The Pygmalion Festival w/ CHVRCHES
SEP 29 | Boston, MA | Royale #
OCT 01 | New York, NY | Terminal 5 #
OCT 03 | London, United Kingdom | The Forum #
OCT 04 | Glasgow, United Kingdom | The Art School #
OCT 05 | Leeds, United Kingdom | Stylus #
OCT 06 | Bristol, United Kingdom | Trinity Centre #
OCT 08 | Paris, France | La Gaîté Lyrique #
OCT 09 | Brussels, Belgium | VK Club #
OCT 10 | Amsterdam, Netherlands | Melkweg #
OCT 11 | Hamburg, Germany | Uebel und Gefährlich #
OCT 12 | Cologne, Germany | Gebäude 9 #
OCT 14 | Berlin, Germany | C-Club #
OCT 15 | Warsaw, Poland | BASEN #
OCT 16 | Prague, Czech Republic | Roxy #
OCT 17 | Vienna, Austria | WUK #
OCT 18 | Budapest, Hungary | A38 Hajó #
OCT 20 | Bologna, Italy | Estragon #
OCT 24-26 | Las Vegas, NV | Life is Beautiful Festival
People have talked about Vaporwave for years as a genre we even posted the music on the blog for years, no one really cared to call it that besides the deepest end of the bandcamp and tumblr culture and its looked down upon to even say it at this point. So instead of talking about it here on ISO50 i’ll just dig up a few classic free albums for you guys and post them up here. The genre is too fun not to share, its mostly just slowed down soft pop from the 80s and 90s that is pitched down, I imagine it was paraded around by Japanese teens and maybe some 15 year olds in California.
June 2014 Brett Tour Dates
16 June – PHOENIX, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
19 June – Los Angeles, CA – The Standard
20 June – Agoura Hills, CA – The Lab Brewing Co.
21 June – Ojai, CA – The Deer Lodge
22 June – Laguna Beach ,CA – KX 93.5
25 June – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
26 June – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
28 June – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
I needed something light and fresh for the weekend and Ceremony allowed us to premiere this USF release. It has its moments of that speedy digital chopped up sound that makes you feel like your scrolling through a teenagers tumblr, but what separates them from the rest of the pack is the thoughtful softness chosen to form the melodic side of this record.
USF (formerly Universal Studios Florida) is an ongoing collaboration between longtime friends and Seattle natives Jason Baxter and Kyle Hargus. Since their inception in 2008, USF has recorded and released over five hours-worth of hypnotic, genre-bent music, including three EPs, the seminal debut full-length Ocean Sunbirds, a record inspired by the writing of Jonathan Lethem (2011’s The Spray), and a myriad of remixes for an eclectic mix of artists.
SIMISM is their most adventurous release to date and the duo’s first for Ceremony: a pulsing, club-worthy collection of tracks that departs from their established, diaphanous sound towards something more immediate and direct. Songs like “Sibilant,” “Free ‘Til Midnight,” and “Outtamind” (which features soulful guest vocals from Fatha Green) reach for euphoric new highs and refute the increasingly impersonal, rapidly-digitizing world around us. Ultimately yearning for intimacy from the lonely heart of the concrete jungle.
Finally had some time to settle down and dive into this Caustic Window LP, the great thing about it that I noticed right away was how quickly my music life flashed before my eyes and I calmly ended back up at the record store I bought my first Aphex Twin LP. I’ll just shut up and let you listen, for some this is still a sacred moment.
Back in 1994, there were plans of releasing a full LP of music from Richard D. James, aka The Aphex Twin, under his “Caustic Window” moniker on his own label, Rephlex Records.
This album unfortunately never saw the light of day until around 1999, when Mike Paradinas (aka µ-Ziq) granted a rare interview with the Aphex Twin fansite, joyrex.com (no longer active). In the interview, Mike described the tracks in detail, and went on to explain that only 4 people at the time were known to have a vinyl test pressing of the album – Richard James, Chris Jeffs (aka Cylob), Grant Wilson-Claridge (co-founder of Rephlex Records) and Mike himself. Each person was sworn to never make copies of the music, and for 20 years, not a single track had ever been commercially released (with the exception of two tracks that appeared on compilations).
I’ll be DJing in San Francisco tomorrow evening from 6pm – 10pm along with live shows from Beacon and Small Black for the first ISO50 installment at NightLife at California Academy of Sciences. Details and tickets here: http://bit.ly/NL020140
Surprisingly this is Lone’s 6th album which is a bit mind-boggling but very exciting to have someone this prolific sharing soo much. Right when I thought Lone was going to head the Rustie / Sonic the Hedgehog soundtrack route he rewards us with this mellow collection of tracks that touch on New Age intros and his earlier material without the heavy lo-fi touch.