21 January 2011

A Gluten Free Jurassic Ho-Down! TONIGHT!!!

gluten free

new wavves bside: mutant

this tune is currently available only on the japanese release of wavves latest lp, king of the beach. however, according to his twitter, it may become a 7" soon. "well i'm so lonely, i could die."


Wavves - Mutant

19 January 2011


The Social Service's Brainfeeder Showcase Surpasses Expectations

Artwork by Teebs. Holy shit this dude rules.
Shows are rarely impressive anymore. That’s not to say everything sucks; it’s just that in the past two years the bar has been raised so high that the few complaints people have are about things outside anyone’s control—like too many gnargnaring, no-shirted bros on molly, which comes with the territory of any fun party.

So when a show comes along that exceeds our expectations, it’s worth writing about. The Social Service’s production of Lorn, Teebs, and Mono/Poly was just that kind of show. Le Maison Musique or whatever—The Maison is what people call it—always had potential; but it never really lived up to it. There were about 8 or 9 shows last year where you had 150+ people crammed into the literally apartment sized upstairs while some shitty brass band occupied the mainstage and played in front of 10 tourists. The upstairs was eventually renovated, but it was still just a slightly bigger version of the Dragon’s Den without a balcony.

Lorn is terrified of buttons and knobs. He almost literally did this the entire time.

 Well, the Social Service fixed that up. The Maison’s main stage is gorgeous now and is finally being used the way it should be. The city’s electronic scene now has an acceptable home other than the Republic and its $7 shots. Two years ago kids would have to pile into cars and drive to Atlanta, Austin, and even Colorado in order to see a show with that kind of sound and professional atmosphere. The Social Service themselves were actually not that happy with the work. Apparently the Maison wouldn't give them enough time to set up a lot of their lights, but I still enjoyed the visuals--Patrick Leiser's come a long way from Planet Earth clips.

This is Teebs, who I don't think even looked at his laptop once, FlyLo style.
As for the actual music, all three main performers were phenomenal. Teebs was the favorite going into the night by far, and even now he’s still the one I would label the best producer of the three. His set was tame, cautious and the mood of the entire thing echoed his opening Trish Keenan tribute (who died the day before). It was nice; however, I wouldn’t bet that any more than 10 people in that room knew who Broadcast was before that morning. He was still great, but still third to a high-energy set by Lorn—one of the few producers in world actually pushing forward boundaries in accessible dubstep—and the black horse, “what the fuck this is amazing” performance by Mono/Poly.

Mono/Poly laying his hands on what was mostly an unappreciative crowd. He didn't give a shit though, obviously.
It’s always great when a label’s B-teamer shows up two of its most buzzed about acts. Mono/Poly’s stage presence was truly unrivaled, even by noted stage-ragers like Bassnectar and MartyParty; doubly so considering the place wasn’t really raging with him. He had a shit-eating grin on his face the entire time and kept giving the room these crazy spirit fingers. Most of all, he played 100% original material (according to Lorn who shouted that information into a headset at the end of the set) of what sounded like perfect mix between the bass giants Tipper/Heyoka and general Brainfeeder hip-hop beatmath.

We can expect a lot from The Social Service in the future, with an upcoming free show (if you friend them on Facebook and RSVP) by Samiyam, Diba$e, Computer Jay and Dj Centipede/Mophono at the 12 bar--which you might remember as the sight of a 6 a.m iLL gATEs set during Jazz Fest.  The company is run by PJ Horrigan and Whitney Joliff, both Louisiana natives, who are excited to expand New Orleans' electronic events by introducing our city to LA's thriving beat scene.

For more info on upcoming shows by The Social Service check out there Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/socialservicenola.

-Article by Jeffery Silberman
-Photos by Donovan Fannon
-Interview conducted by Aaron Saltzman

For more photos, check out Donovan's site

women - "bullfight"

women has quickly become one of my favorite bands lately, which comes as a bit of a disappointment due to their recent falling out and possible split as a group. this song was recorded for a split 7" with three other bands and falls, in typical women fashion, somewhere between grizzly bear and real estate. the entire limited vinyl can be purchased from faux discx's band camp (http://fauxdiscx.bandcamp.com/track/bullfight).


finally panda...

According to the ANCO owned and operated record label, paw tracks, Panda Bear's newest full-length album, Tomboy, which has been delayed for what seems like countless times by now, will finally be released on April 19 (they probably should have pushed it back one more day if you ask me). At any rate, this is something I absolutely can't wait for. Here's a little something to tide your Panda withdrawals over until then.


kurt vile - jesus fever

I've discovered loads of good philly based, lo-fi, rock roots gold lately and Kurt Vile is definitely included in that group. His latest full length, Smoke Ring for My Halo, is due out Tuesday, March 8th via Matador records. This track, Jesus Fever, will be on that album!


18 January 2011

Third Release via Christoph Anderson!

Metropol is the third release from New Orleans Nu-Disco producer Christoph Anderson in the last few months. The beats are fun... the hooks are catchy... disco is coming back! Be sure to keep an eye on this young producer as he is sure to go far in the coming years. Below is his new single along with two remixes all out on January 25th. Go grab them when they come out and support local music. Until then dance!!!

"Metropol" out January 25th, 2011 by Christoph Andersson


17 January 2011

More James

I know I just posted some James Blake, but since then I have become hooked. His new album is to be released in February, but copies are already floating around. Really only knowing Blake as an electronic producer, on hearing his voice I have been blown away. I couldn't recommend the album enough to those looking for a very fresh sound. The album in it's entirety is an experience to say the least. Here is one more track from the album. I know I may say this often, but this track MUST BE PLAYED LOUD on a system with A LARGE SUB-WOOFER. The feel of the song will not ring through if the sub is missing from the equation. The track has actually been out since October, but I have 0 problem posting it now. So without further ado here is James Blake covering Feist's "Limit to your Love."


The Generationals. RECAP


The Generationals are one of New Orleans quickest rising talents. They have blown up on the blogosphere, and the buzz certainly does not seem to be fading. They have been touring for some time, and it is in fact quit rare for the New Orleans natives to play in New Orleans. Last Friday we got a glimpse of what is bound to become a massive act. Their sound is incredible. A mix of a 50s or 60s thing with a modern indie twist is what I got. Its hard to pinpoint, but I couldn't recommend seeing them enough. Here are some photos from the show!




For more pictures from the show,
check out Joshua's Flickr.

16 January 2011

Vox and the Hound: CD Release Party!

For those of you who didn't make it, here are some photos from the Vox and the Hound CD release party!

Vox and the Hound-3744

Vox and the Hound-3777

Vox and the Hound-3778

-Photos by Josh Brasted
For more pictures from the show,
check out Joshua's Flickr.