Archives: December 2015

WATCH — Dilly Dally Perform “Ballin Chain” on Break Thru Radio TV

December 31st, 2015


“Dilly Dally is a Toronto-based band who descended upon NYC during the CMJ Music Marathon seemingly on a mission to destroy everything in their way — appropriate for a group whose website features an old school post-apocalyptic fighting video game. The band’s core members, Katie Monks and Liz Ball, have a long history of making music together, inspired by the dynamics of the Pixies, heavy avodart-dutasteride of Nirvana, noise of Sonic Youth, and the arty thrash of Yeah Yeah Yeahs. A tight band with catchy, powerful songs (not to mention Monks’ memorable vocal style), Dilly Dally is a long time in the making and set to make an impact. They stopped by Serious Business Music in DUMBO to tear through some songs and chat with Maia.”

Check out the performance below!

WATCH — Sun Club Live on KEXP

December 29th, 2015


Sun Club stopped by the studios of KEXP while they were in Seattle, and cut four of their best tunes live. Check out the band performing “Worm City,” “Summer Feet,” “Dress Like Mothers” and “Tropicoller Lease” below!

LISTEN — Submotion Orchestra “Kimono”

December 28th, 2015


Fresh from an outstanding sold-out live show at the Barbican for EFG London Jazz Festival, British electronic collective Submotion Orchestra will release their fourth album Colour Theory on 19th February 2016 via Counter Records… Colour Theory is a new benchmark for Submo – an expansion of their cinematic, highly textured electronica to shape a record of immense poise and epic scope. Drawing on a stellar cast of collaborators including Andrew Ashong (Sound Signature / Which Way), Royce Wood Jr, Catching Flies and, of course, the amazing Ruby Wood, the album embodies a new confidence and dynamism exemplified by ‘Kimono’ – a truly stirring, shimmering four-to-the-floor groove reminiscent of John Talabot.

Listen to “Kimono” below courtesy of CLASH!

LISTEN — Claptone “Clapcast” + Tour Dates

December 27th, 2015


“Having recently released his debut artist album Charmer, the Berlin based super-producer Claptone is proud to announce his largest tour of the North and central Americas yet. Beginning on January 28th in Philadelphia, the golden-masked performer will be taking his signature organic sound to key venues across the region including Marquee in New York, The Mid in Chicago and Sound Nightclub in LA. He will be spoiling lovers of sophisticated electronic music across five weekends covering spots in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Panama, and the Caribbean with festival plays for Holy Ship! and We Are The Future Festival in Puerto Rico.

In tandem with this step up in frequency on the road, Claptone’s monthly CLAPCAST radio show will now be delivered weekly from December. Hosted by the mysterious golden beaked enigma, the show will now appear on radio stations around the world as well as continuing to be available to download for free on iTunes.”

Check out “Clapcast #20” below, and scroll down for tour dates!

Tour Dates
01/28/15 – Coda, Philadelphia
01/29/15 – The Mid, Chicago
01/30/15 – Populux, Detroit
02/03/15 – Bijou, Boston
02/05/15 – Marquee, New York
02/06/15 – Gilt, Orlando
02/10/15 – Holy Ship, Miami
02/11/15 – Holy Ship, Miami
02/12/15 – Holy Ship, Miami
02/13/15 – Roma Forum, Mexico City
02/14/15 – We Are Future Festival, San Juan
02/18/15 – 1015, San Francisco
02/19/15 – Project 301, El Paso
02/20/15 – 1400 Rooftop, Panama City
02/21/15 – Soundcheck, Washington DC
02/25/15 – École Privée, Montreal
02/26/15 – Sound, Los Angeles

WATCH — Jack Moves “Make Love” (NSFW)

December 27th, 2015


“A lot of babies were made in the ‘70s to the soundtacks of Marvin Gaye, Teddy Pendegrass, Al Green, and Barry White; men who sang songs about what they wanted to do and how they wanted to do it. Zee Desmondes and Teddy Powell of The Jack Moves are ready to make some babies of their own happen with their new single, “Make Love.” The video—which we are thrilled to premiere here—was shot by Austrian fashion photographer Christian Anwander and features Powell grooving on the drums while Desmondes licks his Mick Jaggeresque lips, slowly thrusting his guitar in rhythm, before graciously cutting to slow motion images of bikini’d Brazilian bombshell Aline Weber floating in a pool of a milky liquid. Alternating between shots reminiscent of Blake Little’s work—with Weber on a light table having honey drizzle down her curves, viscously connecting the spaces in between her limbs—the video will definitely make you want to make love, take a cold shower, or both. Milk and honey indeed.” — via Flaunt

Watch “Make Love” below!

WATCH — John Grant “Down Here”

December 26th, 2015


John Grant recently shared the video for “Down Here” with The Guardian. The poignant clip mirrors the message of the song. Grant’s lyrics say, “Do you really think nobody sees the fear behind your smile / and why do you care what anybody thinks at all / it’s all going to the same thing in the end. And what we’ve got down here is oceans of longing…” And the visual narrative follows a young boy who dreams of joining a synchronized swim team.

“Down Here” was directed by Lisa Gunning, who has worked and edited feature films such as Nowhere Boy and 50 Shades of Grey, and worked with Anthony Minghella, Sam Taylor-Wood, and Goldfrapp. Gunning said:

“I’d been wanting to make a video for John for a long time so when he sent me ‘Down Here’ it set off a number of things in my mind. I really listened to the track in minute detail, with all its twists and turns and out popped the [final] idea. The humour and and the warm emotional twist of it just seemed to click with the the tone of the music somehow. John was incredibly trusting respectful and just let me get on with it.

[Lead actor] Fraser [Buchanan] really stood out, something about his gentleness and his complete commitment to the idea. He’s with the Ballet Rambert so he’s physically strong and great at remembering the synchro moves. On retrospect I don’t think we would have been able to make the video work without his experience as a dancer. Although it was never scripted, all the beautiful movement he did in the bedroom ended up being my favourite thing about the video.”

Watch “Down Here” below!

LISTEN — Made of Oak “Between The Bars” Mix for Impose + Tour Dates

December 25th, 2015


“In celebration of his solo electronic project, Made of Oak, hitting the road in 2016, Nick Sanborn (also of Sylvan Esso), has shared with us an exclusive mix he’s made for transitory moments. Nick says, “I love walking by myself in New York with headphones on. When I was there on this last solo tour I noticed that every time I went somewhere it took almost exactly the same amount of time: about 35 minutes by cab, subway, walking, Manhattan, Brooklyn, It didn’t matter, and I realized it’s the same here in the triangle when going between our three cities. I went into this mix hoping to make the perfect tape for someone’s transit between the bars, something for your headphones (or car stereo) to keep your evening at a simmer while you’re en route, be it in NC or NYC.” — via Impose

1. He Can Jog, “roadhouse_range2”
2. M83, “Run Into Flowers (Fuck Remix by Jackson)”
3. Neneh Cherry, “Out of the Black (f. Robyn)”
4. Well$, “608 AM In Cleveland”
5. Percussions, “Bird Songs”
6. Mr Twin Sister, “Out of the Dark”
7. Caribou, “Mars”
8. Luke Abbott, “Trans Forest Alignment””

Check out the mix below, or scroll down for tour dates!

4/6/16 – The Bishop – Bloomington, IN
4/7/16 – Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL
4/8/16 – Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI
4/9/16 – High Saloon – Madison, WI
4/10/16 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
4/12/16 – Rose Music Hall – Columbia, MO
4/13/16 – Zanzabar – Louisville, KY
4/14/16 – The Stone Fox – Nashville, TN
4/15/16 – The Mothlight – Asheville, NC
5/21/16 – Moogfest – Durham, NC

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