Trials + Tribulations


Lucidity
September 30, 2010, 11:50 am
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Sorry I’ve been posting so many videos lately but this is just too cool!



Grunt Tube
September 28, 2010, 7:46 pm
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The follow video surfaced the other day for Blue Water White Death‘s song “Grunt Tube’ from their forthcoming album. If you don’t remember, Blue Water White Death is Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu and Jonathan Meiburg of Shearwater’s collaboration. Check out the stark video below. It looks and sounds a lot like a Xiu Xiu video, with Stewart singing/speaking over piano chords and reverb.

Their self-titled album is out October 12th on Graveface Records.



Barbara Streisand
September 28, 2010, 9:03 am
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DJ dream-team Duck Sauce (A-Trak and Armand Van Helden) threw together this fun cameo-filled video for their new single “Barbara Streisand.” No appearance from Babs though, sorry. But you will see Kanye, Santigold, ?uestlove, Chromeo, Diplo, and a lot more. It’ll also make you wanna move to NYC if you don’t live there already. Check out the video below. The Barbara Streisand single is out Oct 12th.



Young Throats
September 27, 2010, 10:58 am
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♫ Parenthetical Girls – Young Throats



New Love
September 24, 2010, 9:51 am
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Last year saw the formation of Former Ghosts (Freddy Rupert, formerly of This Song is a Mess But So Am I, Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu and Nika Roza Danilova aka Zola Jesus) and the release of their excellent debut Fleurs. This fall they’re releasing a second album of tortured yet vaguely danceable tracks entitled New Love. I’ve been in love with the following song since I heard the demo version, and still am.

Former Ghosts – New Orleans

Check out the video for the song over at Pitchfork.tv

New Love is out October 18th on Upset the Rhythm. The band is also going on tour with Xiu Xiu and Zola Jesus in Europe this fall.

Oct 28 – Dijon – Novosonic Festival
Oct 29 – Dublin – Darklight Festival
Oct 30 – Bristol – Arnolfini
Oct 31 – Leeds – Brundenell Social Club
Nov 01 – London – XOYO*
Nov 02 – Kortrijk – De Kreun*
Nov 03 – Groningen – Vera*
Nov 04 – Hamburg – Kampnagel*
Nov 05 – Malmo – Debaser*
Nov 06 – Stockholm – Fritz Corner at Debaser*
Nov 07 – Oslo – Cafe Mono*
Nov 08 – Copenhagen – TBA*
Nov 09 – Berlin – Festsaal Kreuzberg*
Nov 10 – Prague – Club Matrix*
Nov 11 – Munich – Rote Sonne*
Nov 12 – St Gallen – Palace*
Nov 13 – Vavey – Rocking Chair*
Nov 14 – Schorndorf – Club Manufaktur*
Nov 15 – Milan – Tunnel*
Nov 17 – Lyon – Grrnd Zero*
Nov 18 – Paris – Fondation Center*
Nov 19 – Luxembourg – Exit07*
Nov 20 – Amsterdam – Paradiso*

* w/ Xiu Xiu and Zola Jesus



Seed, Crop, Harvest
September 23, 2010, 4:07 pm
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Prinzhorn Dance School are back! The DFA wunderkinds are prepping a new 7″ single out this fall (Oct 11th), with a new full-length to follow. Get the song for the price of an e-mail at their website.

♫ Prinzhorn Dance School – Seed, Crop, Harvest



Special Affections
September 22, 2010, 8:03 pm
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Diamond Rings have put out a few singles now, but they’re ready to unleash their full-length debut Special Affections October 26th on Secret City Records. Here’s a preview of what’s to come!

♫ Diamond Rings – Something Else

You can get a 7″ of this song plus a b-side next Tuesday!




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