Posts tagged with "Thrill Jockey"

Week in Review #74

June 27, 2015

Week in Review #74 #1 – 6.21.2015 – RVNG Intl. announced a set of six dates to be played in the US and CA by Robert A.A. Lowe and Ariel Kalma, whose We Know Each Other Somehow double-LP seems to have never left my turntable since it came out. Check the dates over at RVNG’s site and revisit our recent... 

Week in Review #72

June 13, 2015

Week in Review #72 Congratulations to Juan Felipe Herrera on being named the US poet laureate, and congratulations to anyone who might be my or anybody else’s fellow American, we’ve got a pretty swanky poet laureate — who happens to have tremendous delivery. Here he is speaking at the Festival de Flor... 

Modular Republic: An Interview with Sam Prekop

March 12, 2015

Modular Republic: An Interview with Sam Prekop For the better part of two decades, Sam Prekop has been something of a household name in indie rock. Serving as a member of late-80s, early-90s darlings Shrimp Boat, recording jazzy pop with Archer Prewitt, Eric Claridge, and John McEntire as the Sea and Cake, or issuing dichotomous sets of pop and... 

Week in Review #55

February 14, 2015

Week in Review #55 Happy Valentine’s Day! Hope you’ve been hugged. Whether you have or haven’t, I thought I’d open this week’s review by pointing toward a warm and entertaining live performance from John Fernandes of Cloud Recordings on clarinet and compadre Alec Livaditis on cello at The... 

Week in Review #52

January 17, 2015

Week in Review #52 #1 – 1/11/2015 – Say it ain’t so. Volcanic Tongue, the U.K.’s premiere outhouse and distributor for experimental sounds, announced plans to shut its doors. In a heartfelt note posted to the shop’s news section, founder David Keenan expressed gratitude to the shop’s... 

Philadelphia Dreaming: A Conversation With Mary Lattimore and Jeff Zeigler

October 9, 2014

Philadelphia Dreaming: A Conversation With Mary Lattimore and Jeff Zeigler In 2013, following a lengthy stint as a member of Thurston Moore’s touring group, Philadelphia-based harpist Mary Lattimore sat down with recording engineer Jeff Zeigler to craft her solo debut, the lush and lovely The Withdrawing Room for Desire Path Recordings. One track from that album –... 

Week in Review #30

August 2, 2014

Week in Review #30 Certainly the most entertaining tidbit of news this week, Warner/Chappell is being sued for millions in a case that contends “Happy Birthday to You” is in fact a thoroughly and demonstrably public domain song. From TechDirt: “Happy Birthday remains the most profitable song ever. Every... 

Koen Holtkamp, ‘Motion’

May 6, 2014

Koen Holtkamp, ‘Motion’ Thrill Jockey, 3/25/2014 Music that is both intricate and meditative really thrills me. The obvious benefit is the opportunity to sail across lush sonic textures of sound that is usually macroscopically ambient in nature. Listening more closely, however, patterns emerge and blossom, tumble about, break... 

Guardian Alien, ‘Spiritual Emergency’

April 21, 2014

Guardian Alien, ‘Spiritual Emergency’ Thrill Jockey, 1/28/2014 In April, I found myself let go from a job I hated and re-hired at a job I love, a place that has many beautiful features, one of which is that the employees can play whatever music they want. This can be contentious in many ways, often divisive with the kind of crew we have,... 

Golden Retriever, ‘Seer’

April 10, 2014

Golden Retriever, ‘Seer’ Thrill Jockey, 3/24/2014 Golden Retriever’s 2012 record Occupied with the Unspoken opened with “Serene Velocity,” whose melancholic chord progression unfolded amid sequencers and layers of bleeps. While “Serene Velocity” itself is no straightforward pop song, it wears melody on its sleeve,... 

Video Premiere: Golden Retriever – “Flight Song”

March 25, 2014

Video Premiere: Golden Retriever – “Flight Song” Matt Carlson and Jonathan Sielaff (aka Golden Retriever) emerge from the studio this March and release Seer, their follow up to 2012’s Occupied with the Unspoken. For the first single, “Flight Song,” the Portland duo taps the local, like-minded, retro-yet-modern visual artist, Lysandre Follet... 

Weed in the Carpet: Liz’s Favorite Findings from 2013

January 27, 2014

Weed in the Carpet: Liz’s Favorite Findings from 2013 2013 was eventful for me; I got my first “office” job, cut off most of my hair, and Dwight and I got our first car together. In between, I’ve gotten to do a lot of design work, made many vegetarian pizzas, and worked (when I could) to advance my own band, The Furr. With all that, I... 

Decoder’s Week(s) in Review #2

December 7, 2013

Decoder’s Week(s) in Review #2 Continuing from last month, we’re glad to present the second installment of our Week in Review — this time a double edition to account for Thanksgiving week, which we spent dutifully with our families. The obvious stand-out here is how Weird Canada chose to celebrate the birthday of its fearless... 

New Interfaces #3: Faces of the Modern Cassette Underground

December 5, 2013

New Interfaces #3: Faces of the Modern Cassette Underground So far, we’ve been focusing primarily on electroacoustic music from Western European countries, created during the decades immediately after World War II. It was during this period that early electronic and magnetic tape technology began to reach a broader audience: clusters of talented individuals... 

The Body, ‘Christs, Redeemers’

November 14, 2013

The Body, ‘Christs, Redeemers’ Thrill Jockey, 10/15/2013 Winter comes to us in the midwest with little warning and a host of attendant adjustments to make. From worrying about how to get groceries to realizing you have to find a mall because the salvation army was already pillaged, to thinking your job might be too far away from... 

Descending Back to Land: An Interview with Wooden Shjips

November 12, 2013

Descending Back to Land: An Interview with Wooden Shjips Since entering San Francisco’s sun-fried and surprisingly dark music scene in 2006 with a pair of self-released singles, Wooden Shjips has steadily commandeered the reigns of the American psych rock revival. Operating the entire time in a classic quartet configuration — Erik “Ripley”... 

Plankton Wat – “Empire Mines”

August 19, 2013

Plankton Wat – “Empire Mines” Dewey Mahood will follow up last year’s exceptional Mirror Lake with his second album under the Plankton Wat name since leaving Portland psych heavyweights Eternal Tapestry late in 2012. Due out September 9th (17th in the US) through Thrill Jockey, who also have new releases by Dustin Wong and... 

Mountains — Mountains Mountains Mountains

July 24, 2013

Mountains — Mountains Mountains Mountains Originally released on eccentric Baltimore boutique imprint Catsup Plate in 2008, Mountains Mountains Mountains is the aural equivalent of a band at a crossroads. Koen Holtkamp and Brendon Anderegg’s third LP as Mountains quietly surfaced as a new direction for the duo, who’d cut their... 

Premiere: Kandodo – “July 28th (edit)”

June 24, 2013

Premiere: Kandodo – “July 28th (edit)” The letter “k” on your computer’s QWERTY keyboard there is only two short strokes away from the letter “h.” Yes, there’s a reason I’m reminding you of this little recognized yet obvious fact about keyboards. It’s because with the title of this new Kandodo... 

Jimy SeiTang, Solo and Somber: An Interview with Stygian Stride

May 20, 2013

Jimy SeiTang, Solo and Somber: An Interview with Stygian Stride Stygian Stride is the solo project of Jimy SeiTang, a former member of Psychic Ills who currently plays with the band Rhyton. In addition to the release of his self-titled debut album through Thrill Jockey Records, he recently celebrated his first show as a solo artist in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Jimy... 
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