October 10, 2016 1:53 pm
A new Skyar Spence track premiered today! Head over to The Fader to stream his dreamy
new song “Faithfully.”
Ryan DeRobertis on the track: “The main vocal sample is from Aretha Franklin’s ”Wonderful,” a song that I sampled a few years ago in my song, “Mr. Wonderful,” which is pretty ebullient and braggadocios by nature,” he said. “I think this song is in stark contrast with “Mr. Wonderful”—when I was making it I pictured two people catching each other’s eyes on a subway. Maybe one of them’s married. The point is, there’s nothing between them besides that fleeting, spontaneous chemistry that’s led many to Craigslist’s missed connections. So this song’s kind of about missed connections. Also, I’d like to stress that it’s an older tune I really wanted to release, and it’s neither a track from my forthcoming material, nor a hint of what’s to come!”
Skylar Spence UK tour starts up this week.
October 12th – Copenhagen, DK – Ideal Bar
October – 14th Cologne, DE – CBE
October 15th – Aachen, DE – Musikbunker
October 18th – London, UK – Hoxton Square B&K
October 19th – Paris, FR – Le Batofar
October 20th – San Sebastian, ES – Dabadaba Sala
October 21st – Barcenlona, ES – Razzmatazz
October 22nd – Madrid, ES – Incalling Live
November 2nd – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
October 10, 2016 11:16 am
New Zealand’s MADEIRA has shared a remix of her gauzy single “Come On Thru” by Washington, DC dream pop outfit Brett.
“[The remix] is inspired by early Weatherall and Oakenfold productions, as well as the textures found on the Moodhut and Future Times labels. The dance mix builds to a grooving bass line which compliments the soaring melodies of the original.” — Mike Coogan (of Brett)
The original “Come On Thru” can be found on MADEIRA’s debut EP Bad Humors, which is out now on Carpark Records. You can pick up a physical copy of the release on the shop or digitally via iTunes.
Having made her debut US performances in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, MADEIRA plays New York City for the very first time tonight at Brooklyn’s Manhattan Inn — don’t miss out. Tickets available here.
October 5, 2016 10:51 am
We are extremely happy to announce that Greys are back with a new album. Surprise! Warm Shadow is a companion piece to Greys’ acclaimed sophomore album, Outer Heaven, comprised of original material as well as elements from that album’s recording sessions at Hotel 2 Tango in Montreal. Penning new songs, manipulating tape drones created from various studio experiments and rearranging old favourites, Warm Shadow‘s intent is to create a parallel world which illuminates the dynamic contrasts that reside on Outer Heaven and within Greys themselves. Read more about it + check out an exclusive interview via Stereogum.
Warm Shadow is available on Bandcamp as a “Pay-What-You-Can” download. All proceeds go to Sistering. Sistering is a trans-inclusive agency supporting women from across Toronto who experience first hand the impact of marginalization and poverty. They may be homeless, or are at risk of becoming homeless. They are a diverse group, from 16 to 80-plus years old: women with substance use or mental health issues; sex workers; women who have interactions with the criminal justice system; women who have experienced, or are experiencing, trauma and violence; immigrant and refugee women; women with health issues and disabilities; and women without legal status.
Cassettes are also available on the Carpark shop.
Catch Greys on tour this fall.
October 12th – Washington, DC – Comet Ping Pong $
October 13th – Brooklyn, NY – Aviv $
October 14th – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie $
October 15th – Montreal, QC – Turbohaus #
October 16th – Saint-Hyacinthe, QC – Le Zaricot #
October 17th – Quebec City, QC – L’Anti #
October 19th – Halifax, NS – The Marquee *
October 20th – Fredericton, NB – The Capitol #
October 21st – Ottawa, ON – House Of TARG
October 26th -Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace *
October 28th – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory %
October 29th – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory %
October 30th – Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder ^
October 31st – Mobile AL – The Merry Widow ^
November 2nd – Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s ^
November 3rd – Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone Cafe ^
November 4th – Nashville, TN – Drkmttr
November 5th – Atlanta, GA – 529
November 6th – Richmond, VA – Sound Of Music
* – w/ White Lung
$ – w/ Big Ups
# – w/ Partner
% – w/ Japandroids
^ – w/ Bully
September 23, 2016 5:06 pm
“Pain is unavoidable. Hurt is a hurdle of unknowable difficulty. MADEIRA’s Bad Humors is about dealing with those problems by letting go of negative thoughts and embracing the wealth of positive possibilities. After touring the world with Yumi Zouma, the group she co-founded, Kim Pflaum left the band and moved to the seaside city of Auckland, New Zealand. The transition gave her plenty to write about. Thus, Pflaum started writing songs as MADEIRA, a solo project that began years earlier. New to Auckland, she spent her time songwriting—a way to figure out the past to make sense of the future.
The record is officially out today! Pick up a copy on the Carpark shop, iTunes or in a record store near you. The album is also streaming via Spotify and Apple Music.
Catch her in the states this fall! Tickets on sale now.
September 23rd – The Satellite – Los Angeles, CA
September 28th – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA
October 1st – Comet Ping Pong – Washington, DC
October 10th – Manhattan Inn – Brooklyn, NY
September 22, 2016 2:34 pm
More new music coming your way! Greys just premiered their track “Fresh Hell” via Bandcamp, boasting a new sound and a look at some of the bands who helped to influence it.
Singer Shehzaad Jiwani says of the track, “I wrote the lyrics for this song after hearing about Jian Ghomeshi’s acquittal, and of Rob Ford’s death. There seemed to be a baffling amount of support and sympathy for these public figures who were, for lack of a better term, total pieces of shit. Ghomeshi’s verdict only seemed to reinforce institutional sexism and rape culture, while Ford receiving sort of a hero’s funeral completely ignored all of the ways he affected my city and most of its residents by being a racist, homophobic misogynist. I imagined this Orwellian future where anyone who disagreed with the public opinion was violently assimilated, which I think matches the cyberpunk vibe of the song. Get me off this planet.”
Greys are hitting the road this fall. More info a tickets here.
September 22nd – Madison, WI @ Frequency
October 12th – Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong $
October 13th – Brooklyn, NY @ Aviv $
October 14th – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie $
October 15th – Montreal, QC @ Turbohaus #
October 16th – Saint-Hyacinthe, QC @ Le Zaricot #
October 17th – Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti #
October 19th – Halifax, NS @ The Marquee *
October 20th – Fredericton, NB @ The Capitol
October 21st – Ottawa, ON @ House Of TARG
October 26th – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace *
October 30th -Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder ^
October 31st – Mobile AL @ The Merry Widow ^
November 2nd – Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry’s ^
November 3rd – Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe ^
November 4th – Nashville, TN @ Drkmttr
November 5th – Atlanta, GA @ 529
November 6th – Richmond, VA @ Sound Of Music
* – with White Lung
^ – with Bully
$ – with Big Ups
# – with Partner