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LISTEN – TSHA “Moon” + new EP on Ninja Tune

September 4th, 2019

Nothing is quite as bewitching as a full moon, and Tsha’s titular single from an upcoming sophomore EP! This track catches all the mysterious charm of a 3:00 AM dance in the milky light of a cosmic sky. The London-based producer debuted a rich, warm, techno-tribal sound on 2018’s Dawn; it caught the ear of Bonobo and George FitzGerald, who your-asthma-info Tsha’s work on their “Fabric Presents” release and BBC radio1 residency show, respectively. She casts a spell on our hearts this week with this Counter Records release, and we’re eagerly awaiting more. -Read More Via Billboard

ICYMI – Plaid US Tour + Skee Mask & John Tejada Remixes

September 2nd, 2019

UK electronic vets Plaid released their 10th album, Polymer, back in June, with Andy Turner and Ed Handley exploring themes of “polyphony, pollution and politics” with their typically sophisticated, melodic beats. You can stream the whole album below. This month they’ve released killer remixes of “Maru” from Skee Mask and John Tejada! Listen below, or grab it off the co-sign download site!

Plaid will be touring North America in December, with stops in Miami, Atlanta, Detroit, the Boston area, DC, Brooklyn, Chicago, Denver, Portland, Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco. The Brooklyn show takes place at Elsewhere Hall on 12/13 and tickets are on sale. – Read More via Brooklyn Vegan

WED 4 DECEMBER – The Ground Miami, FL, US
THU 5 DECEMBER – Aisle 5 Atlanta, GA, US
FRI 6 DECEMBER – Marble Bar Detroit, MI, US
SAT 7 DECEMBER – Fairmont Theatre Montreal, QC, Canada
WED 11 DECEMBER – ONCE Ballroom Somerville, MA, US
THU 12 DECEMBER – U Street Music Hall Washington, DC, US
FRI 13 DECEMBER – Elsewhere Brooklyn, NY, US
SAT 14 DECEMBER – Sleeping Village Chicago, IL, US
SUN 15 DECEMBER – Larimer Lounge Denver, CO, US
WED 18 DECEMBER – Holocene Portland, OR, US
THU 19 DECEMBER – 1720 Los Angeles, CA, US
FRI 20 DECEMBER – The Crocodile Seattle, WA, US
SAT 21 DECEMBER – Gray Area Art & Technology Theater San Francisco, CA, US

Read More: Plaid touring North America for new album ‘Polymer’ |

LISTEN – Anamanaguchi “Lorem Ipsum (Arctic Anthem)”

August 30th, 2019

OUT TODAY – Foundational indie electronic group Anamanaguchi have signed to Polyvinyl Records to release their new album [USA], their first in over six years, coming October 25th. The first single, “Lorem Ipsum (Arctic Anthem)” has been a live highlight for years. Anamanaguchi is a four-piece band from New York and Los Angeles made up of Peter Berkman, Ary Warnaar, James DeVito, and Luke Silas. They program and perform intensely emotional digital music, and also once sent a slice of pizza into space.

Since forming in the mid-2000s, Anamanaguchi have been revered as pioneers in the homemade, video game world of chiptune music: combining energetic indie rock with hyper-melodic squarewaves from hacked Nintendo hardware. Their earliest releases were distributed on old school Nintendo cartridges you can actually play, and in 2010 they created the official soundtrack to the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World game. Since the release of their 2013 Kickstarter fan-funded ($275K cough cough) album, Endless Fantasy, the band has been hard at work touring the world and writing their much anticipated follow-up, which brings us to today.

Oct. 30 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
Oct. 31 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Nov. 2 – Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room*
Nov. 3 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
Nov. 5 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
Nov. 6 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Music Diner
Nov. 7 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Citadel
Nov. 8 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s
Nov. 10 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge*
Nov. 12 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
Nov. 13 – Detroit, MI @ The Magic Stick

* = Expo – hours of programmed activities hosted by the band before show.

Cigarettes After Sex – New Album + New Single

August 29th, 2019

Cigarettes After Sex have announced their second studio album. It’s called “Cry” and it arrives October 25 via Partisan. Today’s album announcement comes with the record’s first single, “Heavenly.” Listen to that below. Find physical editions of Cry at Rough Trade. (Pitchfork may earn a commission from purchases made through affiliate links on our site.)

In a statement, frontman/guitarist Greg Gonzalez said “Heavenly” was “inspired by the overwhelming beauty [he] felt watching an endless sunset on a secluded beach in Latvia one summer night….”

Cigarettes After Sex recorded Cry at a mansion on the island of Mallorca. “The sound of this record is completely tied to the location for me,” Gonzalez said. “Ultimately, I view this record as a film. It was shot in this stunning, exotic location, and it stitches all these different characters and scenes together, but in the end is really about romance, beauty & sexuality. It’s a very personal telling of what those things mean to me.”

The band released its self-titled debut LP in 2017. In 2018, Cigarettes After Sex released two non-album tracks: “Crush,” and “Neon Moon.”

LISTEN – Sudan Archives “Confessions”

August 29th, 2019

Sudan Archives is the project of Los Angeles-based violinist and vocalist Brittney Parks. Last year, she broke through with the funky, simmering “Nont For Sale,” which appeared on her Sink EP. Parks is currently prepping her full length debut album, and today, she’s offering the first track. It’s a bold cut called “Confessions” that finds her punctuating overarching revelations with an ebullient string arrangement. Stream the Wilma Archer-produced track below, and be on the lookout for Sudan Archives’s debut album, out later this year via Stones Throw.

WATCH – Floating Points “Last Bloom” + New Album

August 29th, 2019

UK producer Sam Shepherd hasn’t released a Floating Points album in four years. The electronic project’s debut album Elaenia came out back in 2015, followed by his Kuiper EP and Reflections – Mojave Desert. He’s been laying low since 2017, but released a new single, “LesAlpx,” a few months ago. The single appears on his forthcoming new album, Crush, which comes out this October. Today, we hear its next track, “Last Bloom.”

The video for “Last Bloom” was created by Hamill Industries, the laser technology company that he usually brings on tour. It shows a planet growing and coming to life while boops and baps shuffle and scramble. Magnified textures swirl like psychedelic visualizers. – read more via Stereogum