Thursday, July 30, 2009
Grain - Untitled (A3 from ‘grain Ep3′)
Mum – Don't Be Afraid, You Have Got Your Eyes Closed
Aoki Takamasa + Tujiko Noriko – Vinyl Words
Janek Schaefer – Light Over Las Vegas
Set Fire To Flames – Your Guts Are Like Mine
Hauschka – Eisblume
Bjork Mit Funkstorung – All Is Full Of Love (In Love With Funkstorung Mix)
Dorine_Muraille – Dopees
Animal Collective – Banshee Beat
Crescent – Mica
Black Dice – Night Flight
Ensemble – Disown, Delete
Max Richter – When The northern
Silje Nes – Bright Night Morning
The Twilight Sad – That Summer At Home, I Had Become The Invisible Boy (Ensemble remix)
Max Richter – In Louisville At 7
Songs Of Green Pheasant – West Coast Profiling
Black Dice – Things Will Never Be The Same
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
10-16 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
10-17 Washington, D.C. - Black Cat
10-18 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church Sanctuary
10-20 New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
10-21 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
10-22 Boston, MA - The Paradise
10-23 Montreal, Quebec - Le National
10-24 Toronto, Ontario - Lee's Palace
10-25 Columbus, OH - Wexner Center
10-26 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
10-27 Northfield, MN - The Cave
10-30 Vancouver, British Columbia - Richards On Richards
10-31 Seattle, WA - Nuemos
11-01 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
11-03 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
11-04 Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour
11-05 Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
11-07 Denton, TX - Hailey's
Thur 9/3 Washington, DC Black Cat
Sat 9/5 Boston, MA Paradise
Sun 9/6 Quebec, PQ Le Circle
Mon 9/7 Montreal, PQ Le National
Wed 9/9 Toronto, ON Lee's Palace
Thur 9/10 Detroit, MI Crofoot
Fri 9/11 Chicago, IL Logan Square
Tue 9/15 Seattle, WA King's Cat
Wed 9/16 Vancouver, BC Red Room
Thur 9/17 Portland, OR Alladin
Sat 9/19 Yosemite, CA Symbiosis
Mon 9/21 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda
Included in their set will be material from their new album, slated for a 2010 release. Yay.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Doing quite well, actually thanks!
What are you currently listening to?
Well at this moment I am listening to the din of street noise and the drone of a fan in my apartment, as far as music goes though, I have personally been really excited about a lot of 60's and 70's reggae and dub. Also, my friend and our engineer Chris Koltay turned me on to the Mississippi Tapes website which is blowing my mind. amazing compilations of all kinds of beautiful music, downloadable in mixtape form! perfect! Also Megafaun, from North Carolina. great band.
Your latest album “Set ‘Em Wild..” is pretty terrific. Did you know what kind of album you were gonna write once Ryan (ex-lead singer) exited the band?
Thanks for the kind words! That's an interesting question, particularly because we actually haven't ever really seen anyone as the "lead singer" of our group. When we first started, there was maybe a little less than constant shift of vocal perspective, maybe, but we have always existed in the sort of, everyone always rather than the one guy in the front. But as for knowing what kind of record we would write, I would say we planned and planned like always and then the record took on several lives and emerged with a few, like always..
Care to go into why Ryan left the band?
Ryan wanted to have a much more home-based life, he was pretty done with touring after the first couple long runs, but in the end he stuck it out as long as he could. We all miss him and were sad, but not really shocked in the end. He is SO happy now, that you can't even fault him, and we have been so busy the last couple years that it's hard to know what it would have looked like had he chosen to stay.
Your first few releases were on Young God Records, since then you’ve started your own label and left YG, how did this come about?
Actually we haven't really officially started our own label, but that is a great idea! We are actually releasing our records with Dead Oceans in North America. Which is great. Working with YGR was a great gift for us, but it was always more or less understood that we would eventually move on from there. Michael Gira wants a very small label (it's just him) and as we grew it just made sense to go with someone who was a little more staffed, etc..
You just got back from your Japan tour, how amazing was that? What was your favorite part of that country?
The Japanese tour was amazing beyond description. Totally epic and wonderful. The people were amazing listeners and warm and friendly to the extreme. People actually went pretty crazy too! I loved the landscape and the mountains, the mist and the trees were so beautiful. as far as cities, I loved Kyoto quite a bit. Deep zen (((vibes))).
After the upcoming US tour what’s next for Akron/Family?
After this it's Europe and then Australia, then hopefully some time to play music by ourselves somewhere warm.....
You can only keep/listen to ONE album for the rest of your life ..which album would it be?
Hahah this is crazy! There's A Riot Goin On - Sly And The Family Stone. Or Thriller by the late Michael Jackson.
Are you living your dream?
Depending on how you view the universe.... we are all living our dream! Haha. But yes, in many ways I am. I am very in love and play music I love with people I love very much. If I ask for more I have to ask myself if I'm just greedy! Haha.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
It's been a minute since we last chimed in....
In the very near future, keep your eyes and ears peeled as we will be releasing a new video for our song "Prickly Pear" created by a very talented fellow from Manchester, UK by the name of Andy Hixon.
His works can be seen HERE.
In other Woven news, We are currently writing for a new set of EP's that we will be calling the "Elementals". More on that soon...
Be well and good to each other.
Thank you for supporting Art & Music.
Friday, July 24, 2009
01/05/14 Soft Lighting - EICV7" No. 59
01/19/14 Downstate - EICV7" No. 60
01/21/14 Alcest - Shelter
01/21/14 Silver Mt. Zion - Fuck Off Get Free..
01/27/14 Actress - Ghettoville
01/27/14 Tara Jane O'Neil - Where Shine New Lights
01/28/14 Cooly G - Hold Me
02/??/14 Jesse Ruins - Fractured Holy Symmetry
02/??/14 Planningtorock - All Love's Legal
02/02/14 Ssleeping Desiress - EICV7" No. 61
02/03/14 Bohren & Der Club Of Gore - Piano Nights
02/04/14 Xiu Xiu - Angel Guts: Red Classroom
02/11/14 Solvent - New Ways
02/15/14 S/S/S - TBA
02/16/14 Juche - EICV7" No. 62
02/18/14 Com Truise - Wave 1 EP
02/18/14 Fil OK b/w Stubborn Heart - EICV7" No. 63
02/18/14 Phantogram - Voices
02/18/14 Shocking Pinks - The Guilt Mirrors
02/24/14 The Notwist - Close To The Glass
02/25/14 Mahogany - Commutator (Single)
03/??/14 Liars - TBA
03/02/14 CFM - EICV7" No. 64
03/03/14 Current 93 - I Am The Last Of All the Field That Fell: A Channel
03/04/14 Linda Perhacs - The Sould Of All Natural Things
03/04/14 Trust - Joyland
03/11/14 Bradford Cox - Teenage OST
03/13/14 Soft Riot - EICV7" No. 65
03/18/14 Tycho - Awake
03/30/14 ?? - EICV7" No. 66
03/31/14 HTRK - Psychic 9-5 Club
04/01/14 Inventions - S/T
04/08/14 Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks - Enter The Slasher House
04/08/14 EMA - The Future's Void
04/15/14 Orcas - Yearling
[Record Store Day]
04/19/14 - Oneohtrix Point Never - Commissions I
05/06/14 Eno • Hyde - Someday World
05/06/14 The Horrors - Luminous
05/13/14 Owen Pallett - In Conflict
05/13/14 Swans - To Be Kind
05/26/14 Ben Frost - Aurora
Aphex Twin TBA??? (if you wiki Sir Richard I guess he's got about 11+ "new" albums complete, but due to an extensive divorce battle he's waiting to put them out..::sigh::)
Beth Gibbons TBA
Broken Social Scene TBA
Evian Christ 'Waterfall' TBA
FKA Twigs TBA
Flying Lotus TBA
Ghetto Cross TBA
Ike Yard TBA
Joanna Newsom TBA
Jonny Pierce TBA
Lovesliescrushing 'Fantomaera' [+ a few other releases..] TBA
Mahogany 'Electric Prisms EP' & 'Frontiering' TBA???
Peter Christopherson (Coil) 'Time Machines II' TBA
A Sunny Day In Glasgow TBA
White Sea 'In Cold Blood' TBA
Go out and $pend already.
2. Efterklang & The Danish National Chamber Orchestra - Frida Found A Friend (live)
3. A Hawk And A Hacksaw - Kertész
4. Nancy Elizabeth - Tow The Line
5. Murcof - Excerpt #1
6. Wildbirds & Peacedrums - There Is No Light
7. Vladislav Delay - Melankolia (edit)
8. Essie Jain - I Remember It Just Like This
9. Volcano! - So Many Lemons
Thursday, July 23, 2009
deep breath.... pull hands from face... been in hiding for a while now ...... dont know what to exactly say... its just been that way... and i guess it is what is needed... its late and detached i know.... many questions and very few answers come with the passing of time... i would like to say that we will finally be going in starting next week/// july 30th/// to officially begin mixing our full-length-plus record' its 12 songs/70some minutes of music.../// i dont know yet how many of these songs, nor which, we will choose to be on the record, neither who will release it yet''' i haven't had internet access for a while now and using it as an excuse to avoid everything... we are just in that state of non-connectedness... introspective i suppose... we haven't played a show in quite a while>>> but things are progressing ginormously' we will get in touch with all of u who are so dear to us and offer us yr caring support and interest soon...
pat and i are in amherst mass. right now writing music for a solo dance piece... its 30 minutes long and the van///BLU/// has broken down, and prolly costing me a fortune-&-a-pennymore, and it is beautiful and serene, and some of the best melodies we've written to date... actually this ghastly record has by far been the hardest, most ambitious, and tearjerkingly, passionate/beautiful album to date for any of us i believe'''' honestly! growing, growing, growing.... crooked as a thieving bonzai''' >>>>
we are now officially stating>>> that we are planning a two&ahalf week eastcoast tour with our dear friends, and amazingly talented, pygmy lush... from late october to early november... based around the gainesville fest''' we wanted to make the trek down cos' we had such a great time last year... thanks tony for making it possible... and thanks ben salie for making our passion & dreams possible/// in breaking down our inner walls & barriers, and getting this record into a physical overcoming!!! its goddam beautiful and inspiring''' so if anyone would like to help us in setting up shows for this tour... do get in touch;'''' litany we will have to meet up somewhere... somehow'''' love ya! it will be dumb fun!!!!
soon enough we will climb back outta our well... thanks for watering us... we will be offering more in due time again'''' just a little more time.... sorry for the disappearance// one cant help it though... change happens/// and it is unforeseen and inevitable... this last piece we have written here for this dance is stupid intense and fucking moving... absolutely one of pat and i's favorite things yet.... whatever though right''' we will prolly be taking down our demo song soon since it is long in our minds past now.... so i hope u enjoyed the two we posted... im in a rambling state right now... so i'll stop'/// just saying we are ridiculously excited and all that jazz////
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Chicago's favorite power-pop trio, Baby Teeth, are hitting the road with their brand of arena-ready anthems of suburban dystopia and real-world candor. Baby Teeth is comprised of songwriter, keyboardist, and singer Abraham Levitan (Bobby Conn and the Glass Gypsies, Pearly Sweets and the Platonics), who heads a piano-teaching group and composes music for underground theater, bassist Jim Cooper (Detholz!, Bobby Conn and the Glass Gypsies), a film composer and church orchestra director, and drummer Peter Andreadis (All City Affairs), a mastering engineer and live sound man for The Sea and Cake. Celebrated for their chops, songwriting and massively entertaining live shows, Baby Teeth concentrate their musical talents, literate lyrics and strong melodies into hard-hitting, brainy pop. If you'll look below in the tour dates, you'll even see that Baby Teeth will be performing at Shea Stadium, perhaps the show they were born to play?
Also, Baby Teeth are giving out a new mp3 for public consumption!
and here are some tour dates:
Fri. July 31 Cincinnati, OH @ Cincinnati Fountain Square (Indie Summer Series)
Sat. Aug. 1 Chicago, IL @ Schuba's w/ Mark Mallman
Sun. Aug. 2 Pittsburgh, PA @ Your Inner Vagabond
Mon. Aug. 3 Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium
Tue. Aug. 4 Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
Wed. Aug. 5 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
Thu. Aug. 6 Baltimore, MD @ Hexagon Space
Fri. Aug. 7 New York, NY @ Cake Shop
Sat. Aug. 8 Arlington, VA @ IOTA Club & Cafe
Fri. Aug. 21 Indianapolis, IN @ The Vollrath
Sat. Aug. 22 Grand Rapids, MI @ Founders Berwery Co. w/ Total Blam Blams
Fri. Oct. 2 Kalamazoo, MI @ The Strutt
Sat. Oct. 3 Bay City, MI @ Hell's Half Mile Music w/ Oh My God
I'm writing this now, finally, to clarify some things I keep seeing on the internet that are driving me up the wall and causing Charlie's family to lose sleep. I don't want to wind up in jail for braining a journalist, either.
1) The medical examiner of Cook County Chicago ruled that Charlie did not commit suicide. There simply wasn't anything sinister in his blood at the time of his death. No drugs, no weird stuff. A sleeping pill and a glass of champagne, maybe a broken heart. Three separate autopsy reports have been made on this subject, all ruling inconclusively on a suicide, and calling it what is unfortunately referred to in the wasteland of the blogosphere as a "Heath Ledger".
2) If speculation about suicide is what makes some of you happy then please don't listen to our music anymore and don't come to the shows. You make me sick. And for you journalists out there running with your alarmist headlines, shame on you.
3) Regardless of the lyrical content of the last record record, which I have clarified in interviews prior to Charlie's death as vaguely suicidal in places, and which was completed WELL before Charlie's life took a darker turn than normal, I would say that it is the only thing about that record that is specifically NOT romantic, and we weren't trying to portray it as something glamorous or desirable. I have had suicidal thoughts many, many times in my life, but never have I allowed them to manifest themselves physically or with any real weight in my life. I've merely explored the lowest depths of what my heart can hold, and the same goes for Charlie in his life, and his art. What happened to him afterwards wasn't a suicide, it was a tragedy, and I'm going to leave it at that.
4) None of you, especially some certain contrarian "journalists", are experts on Charlie and his life. I am, however, so I am the only person that any of you will ever know, directly or indirectly, who can speak with real authority on this matter (short of Charlie's family, who most certainly will never say a word about this whole disaster, as well they shouldn't). Anything that does not come directly from me is speculation at best, and therefore bullshit.
5) Charlie wasn't a man looking for attention or trying to leave behind some kind of legend or heroic self-sacrifice for the behoof of his art, much less something so insignificant as a Long Player album. Give me a break. He was a regular guy; easy-going, creative, talented, polished, obliging, witty, heartbroken, victim of terrible luck and even more frightful timing. That's it.
So, basically, everyone can just put that in their pipe and smoke it for a while because it's the last and only time I will ever speak publicly of the worst tragedy of my life. I don't care what the consequences of my silence are from here forward; after the year I've had, I can handle absolutely anything that morons in this world are going to throw at me.
Yours in music,
I would also like to point out that the source of the data was an interview that I did with a good mutual friend of mine and Charlie's, three weeks after the news came, which ran on March 1st. Since then, the definitive ruling of an accident has become official. This is old news...
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Sunday August 2nd at The Pearl Street Nightclub in Northampton, MA
Monday August 3rd at The Bug Jar in Rochester, NY
Tuesday August 4th at Kung-Fu Necktie in Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday August 5th at Ottobar in Baltimore, MD
Thursday August 6th at Circus in Columbus, OH
Friday August 7th at Magic Stick in Detroit, MI
Sunday August 9th at Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL
Tuesday August 11th with TV On The Radio at The Prospect Park Band Shell in Brooklyn, NY
Friday August 14th at The Oya Festival in Oslo, Norway
Thursday August 20th with Animal Collective at Brixton Academy in London, UK
Friday August 21st at The Green Man Festival in Wales, UK
Saturday August 22nd at The Pukkelpop Festival in Kiewit, Belgium
Sunday August 30th at Rickshaw Shop in San Francisco, CA
Wednesday August 2nd at The Depot in Arcata, CA
Thursday September 3rd at The Works at Washington High School in Portland, OR
Friday September 4th Biltmore Cabaret in Vancouver, BC
Saturday September 5th at The Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, WA
Ha, too funny not to re-post. Apparently Anthony Gonzalez was trying to get the audience to dance on stage during a live show in Ohio. The security guards didn't like that idea. But he who is more French always wins.. ; )
Here's what he had to say:
M83 soundtrack work?, Oh my...CAN NOT WAIT.
10-05 Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel ^
10-06 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506 ^
10-07 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn ^
10-08 Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder ^
10-09 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks ^
10-10 Dallas, TX - Club Dada ^
10-11 Austin, TX - The Mohawk ^
10-13 Tucson, AZ - Plush ^
10-15 San Diego, CA - Casbah ^
10-16 Los Angeles, CA - Echo ^
10-17 San Francisco, CA - The Independent *
10-18 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge *
10-19 Seattle, WA - Crocodile Café *
10-20 Vancouver, British Columbia - Biltmore Cabaret *
10-22 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge *
10-23 Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge *
10-25 Sr. Louis, MO - Firebird *
10-26 Chicago, IL - Double Door &
10-27 Toronto, Ontario - The Mod Club &
10-28 Montreal, Quebec - Il Motore &
10-29 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom &
10-30 Cambridge, MA - Middle East Upstairs &
^ with Darker My Love and All the Saints
& with Dead Confederate and All the Saints
* with All the Saints
Monday, July 20, 2009
I'm well, thank you.
What are you currently listening to?
Louderbach - Shine single. My favorite new song in too long.
Growing up did you listen to a lot of Industrial music?
Not so much when I was younger, just the bigger bands that were easy to find. I was more drawn to The Cure, Bauhaus, Sisters of Mercy, things like this. Then I was infatuated with punk and hardcore.
Lo-Fi music has been around forever, however within the past few years it seems the scene has blown up, whom/what do you think is responsible?
Technology of course. Accessibility- Everyone can record themselves now and accomplish a sound similar to favorite lo-fi records of the past. Thats easy, but not something to be concerned with.
Why do you put your music out in such limited quantities?
I don't think we do really. There are 1,000 copies of each single and distros and stores still have them yet people go straight to ebay without looking for them elsewhere I suppose. Who knows. Cremations and Love Comes Close are/will be available for anyone. The limited items were tour releases and contain music that will appear elsewhere. The Coma Potion 12" was in an edition of 100 because I couldn't imagine more than 100 people wanting to hear it.
You guys are on opposite coastlines, how did the Cold Cave/Crocodiles/Blessure Grave split come about?
The Crocodiles are old friends and we have been been in bands together in the past.
Out of the many Cold Cave songs that have surfaced, which are you most proud of and why?
I think at some point I have been proud of each one. I don't expect moments in time to stand the test of time, especially when I'm playing a dilettante God with music, particularly in the beginning, tracking the mistakes, calling them records.
Now that “Love Comes Close” has been released can we expect a large US tour?
We play the West Coast in september I believe but no plans for a full tour. I think we will at some point, as you said perhaps after the LP is released.
You can only keep/listen to ONE album for the rest of your life ..which album would it be?
The Wisdom of Joseph Campbell.
Are you living your dream?
No but my body is a monument to the idea of one.
Hey Kids and Grownups,
Believe it or not, we're going to be on the BBC6 tomorrow morning with George Lamb doing a live on-air session and interview. We're pretty excited about it, and hopefully you are, too. If you don't live in England (or live in New York and don't want to get up at four in the morning to listen live online) you can go to their website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/events/hub/ and check out the video archive.
We're getting up rather early for this.
Ooooooh! and don't forget to call in with questions. I've never answered live on-air radio questions before and am really looking forward to it.
Annie (and Erika and Heather)
Don't miss out!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Carpark has a brand new artist. Please welcome Toro Y Moi to the family. Toro Y Moi is 23 year old Chaz Bundick from Columbia, South Carolina. He makes all type of tunes: from dreamy summer-time pop, to lo-fi indie rock and French-style filter house. Check out some of his jams at www.myspace.com/toroymoi. Carpark is releasing a Toro Y Moi seven inch single on October 6th and two full lengths in 2010. Very exciting! Toro Y Moi is touring the month of August with Carpark labelmates Ear Pwr. Another fall tour is in the works.