Expectations for a band named Solid Gold fall in this order: 1) your music must be able to ilicit the urge to dance and 2) you've got to have distinguishable style. Enter the latest clip from the Minneapolis electro glam trio called "Matter of Time".
Featuring the glare of city lights, sleek beats, glossy vocals and fancy threads, it easily surpasses all previous presumptions.
Check out the guys as they bring the party to the west coast later this week.Enjoy at FILTERmagazine.com
Generationals stopped by at Philadelphia, PA for their fifth show at Johnny Brenda's and rocking New York City the next day. Tess Brunet shares stories of her falling down from a 6-foot loft bed which she have no memory of it, seeing Obama and the best purchased she ever made with only 50 cents!
Phillie. Holy hell. I fell asleep hard in the van for hours and the boys were texting me about the show time and setting up. I didn't hear a thing. The next thing I knew was Ted opening the van door saying, "We have to play now." All I could say was, "Fuck." That was pretty rough, but we championed through. We stayed at Seth's friend Brian McTear's studio that night where Seth had, back in February recorded a track with Scott from Dr. Dog, they had relations. The next morning we went to circle thrift where I spent the best 50 cents I have and will ever spend in my entire life. Fab Cookie (see photo).
Japan Movement Hong Kong Balance.
I've been able to go on 5 runs since the start of this tour. Loving this. The latest run something particularly amazing happened. A black woman standing in the middle of the street talking to her neighbors who were standing on their lawn, turned to me as I was running toward her and she started running in place then smiled at me as she grabbed a big fat roll and shook it at me without saying a word. Man oh man you should've seen it. It was amazing.
Rob Hampton (formally Band of Horses) took really good care of us at the Bowery. We fucking killed it at the Bowery, hard. NYC was entirely too much fun, as it always is. We always end up staying at my friend Matt Munn's place in the west village. Waking up the next morning my foot was in terrible pain, I couldn't understand why and as the day wore on the pain got much worse spreading to the entire right side of my body. Seth said he heard a deathly crash coming from my room at 4 in the morning that jolted him awake then he heard me going to the bathroom. Apparently I fell out of a 6 foot loft bed at Matt's and I had no recollection of it. I mean barely. It was most definitely attributed to the very last drink of the night which was offered to me by the door guy at the Bowery. Tequila. Accepting the drink was my way of making a new friend because I thought he wanted to beat me up all night.
Seth and I sat in traffic the next morning for an hour 45 and went four blocks because Obama was in town. This quite possibly being the best morning on tour yet. I never laughed so hard and for so long in my life. Some major freak outs, friendly hellos to strangers, singing love songs to cabbies, having conversations about asshole drivers with cabbies, seeing Obama at Cooper Union, seeing homeless Obama trying to light a cigarette, bonding on hatred of people who encroach on your personal space in lines (grocery store, post office, etc.) and Janet Weiss walking up to the van chatting us up about parking spots and drumming! An unforgettable morning to say the least.
Ted, Grant, Seth, and myself have been working on dance routines we spontaneously bust out into at any given moment. There's nothing like being on tour with people you love beyond love. I'm beyond tired and completely out of my mind and feel so frickin great.
-Tess aka Fab Cookie.
"I'm gonna cheese it up without you now." - Grant
"Grant can't help you now." (to Seth) - me
"Are there beer?" - me
"Look, it's Obama." - me
"If you hadn't found that cat hair in your salad, I wouldn't know it was Rob Orbison's birthday." - Seth
"... if it's yolks you be seeking." - Ted
"You have to pinch the sides and guide it in." - me
Since finishing the Wave Goodbye tour with Nine Inch Nails, frontman Trent Reznor has been all but lazy. Alongside wife Mariqueen Maandig, Reznor is set to release a self-titled six-song EP under the name How To Destroy Angels.
Although no tunes have been posted, a 40-second video has appeared and the group has created a website as well as Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, Youtube, and Vimeo pages. The music from the clip consists of low electronic beats and slightly overdriven tones that raise and lower in pitch. That's all the info that the mastermind Reznor has to offer - for now.
How To Destroy Angels' EP will drop this summer.
It wouldn't quite be a rock 'n' roll tour without some debauchery. Tess from Generationals checks in and discusses her magical night in Lexington, photoshoots and her favorite quotes from her bandmates.
Got way too drunk on the first night that I ended up on a party bus with frat boys after the show (see photos). Also, just before party bus time Seth and I did an impromptu Miami Vice photo shoot (also see photos).
All the Apples In Stereo guys = awesomeness. Positivity from every single pore from these guys.
On night two, I asked my first girl out. She was working across the street from the club we played at. Trying to lay the mack down, I mentioned to her I'd put her on the guest list. She came to the show, but a bandmate, whose name I will not mention, started laying his own mack down. Oh well, ladies choice.
We've only just begun this tour, but it's already the best tour I've ever been on. This crew is top of the tops all the way around. Something very magical happening here and I feel extremely fortunate to be living and breathing it with these particular people. My stomach is in constant pain from laughter. This fucking rules.
*I've compiled some of my favorite quotes since we left for this tour, I understand that some may not make sense due to inside band shit, but I'm adding them anyway because they're fucking hilarious to me.
"You can horizon the fuck out of that song." -Seth
"Strange magic, all over your face." -Ted (sung in the tune by ELO)
Q: " All right, who want to party?" -Ted
A: "Not me, leave me out of it." -me
"Sometimes I like to save certain things (*wink) if you know what I mean." -Seth
"I would cream my jeans beyond my means if I heard a band cover that song." -Seth
"The only thing emptier than his soul is his promises." -Ted
"Fuck that baby." -me
"She was grinding that baby. (unrelated baby from previous quote)" -Seth
Midnight Juggernauts are an Aussie trio set to release their sophomore offering The Crystal Axis on May 28 on Siberia Records (via Inertia). The album features 12 tracks sparkling with a new kind of kaleidoscopic warped pop, veering from percussive, hypnotic grooves to luxuriant james, walls of sound, and 70's AM melodic forks.
Never ones to curb their creative endeavors, the boys are also offering fans for a limited time only, the chance to get their hands on a special edition Siberia/Acephale Records 12" Gatefold Vinyl - only 1000 will be available worldwide this Summer via www.midnightjuggernauts.com from May 28th.
'The band wanted the 5 and a half minute version of vital signs to be the definitive version, not a radio edit - so they've decided to give it away' along with a b side called 'Get Connected' which was written and recorded while creating the album in a house in the middle of nowhere by the beach, before venturing to the studio.'
Pre-order The Crystal Axis Here.
Watch Midnight Juggernauts latest video co-directed with fellow Antipodean's Krozm this spring here: "Vital Signs"
Check Out "Vital Signs" mp3
Visit Midnight Juggernauts online:
The Crystal Axis – Track Listing
This New Technology
Lara Versus The Savage Pack
The Great Beyond
Winds of Fortune
Fade to Red
Chief Boima’s Techno Rumba EP is out today on Dutty Artz! Hit up iTunes, Amazon or Boomkat to listen/buy the full album! Enjoy the free mix above and look out for future Boima music and musings across interwebs and dancefloors round da world!
Tracklist after the jump -
Rumba sin Fronteras – Sergent Garcia
Techno Rumba (Matt Shadetek & dj /rupture Dutty Artz Remix)
Machete – Novalima
Angola (Carl Craig Remix) – Cesaria Evora
SOKINSIKARTEP (LP Version) – Osunlade
Umoja feat Kampi Moto (Original Mix) – Mzee
Mama (Chief Boima Techno Rumbita Remix) – Les Garagistes
Pata Pata (feat Lerato) – Matias Aguayo
Mario – Franco
Techno Rumba – Chief Boima
Agbaza Mimin – T.P. Polythmo
Rumba Cha Cha (Toy Selectah Refix) – Sonidero Nacional
Parkiando (Uproot Andy Ragu Mix) – Los Rakas
Señor Matanza – Mano Negra
Ombre-Elle – Gnawa Diffusion
Safari (Featuring Viviane Ndour) – Mokobe
Confession vs. Baile Aleman – Chief Boima
Indelible – Pearson Sound
Droit Chemin – Fally Ipupa
El Latino (Original Mix) – Basti Grub
El Tren featuring Corrales & Prince Nico Mbarga – The King Elio Boom
Techno Rumba (Uproot Andy Ojala Rumba Rmx)
Seka Seka – Mareshall DJ
Cuando Llegare – Amara Toure
After a line-up revamp, LA-based pop quartet, The Like, are set to finally release their sophomore effort Release Me this June. Five years since their debut, the album boasts production credits from Mark Ronson and Alex Greenwald. In celebration, the ladies have also announced a handful of Spring tour dates. Kicking off with a hometown takeover this May, the dates conclude with a supporting slot for The Futureheads.
Release Me drops June 15th courtesy of Downtown Records.
8 Pomona, CA - The Glasshouse
10 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
17 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
22 Los Angeles, CA - Silver Lake Jubilee Festival
23 Los Angeles, CA - Silver Lake Jubilee Festival
24 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
31 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
2 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church !
3 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar !
4 Washington, DC - Black Cat !
5 Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell’s !
7 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club !
8 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom !
10 Toronto, ON - The Mod Club Theatre !
11 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick !
! With The Futureheads
Relive the SXSW randomness, the parties, the late nights and good times in Austin with Melissa Auf der Maur's lo-fi-south-by video blog courtesy of Blender.com!
MAdM's multimedia project, Out of Our Minds, is available now.
Seattle indie rockers, Minus The Bear, are set to release their new album OMNI on May 4th. The latest stage in their shape-shifting evolution, the new album represents a blending of past influences with present inspirations. Exploring erotic themes and fascinating tales of human relationships, the record illustrates Minus The Bear's trademark precision and tremendous growth as both artists and songwriters. In celebration of their Dangerbird debut, FILTER is giving away a Minus The Bear OMNI Prize Pack.
One oh-so-lucky winner will receive OMNI on both vinyl and CD, as well as an autographed band poster. Enter to win below and while waiting, spend some time playing OMNI Says The Game.
OMNI drops May 4th courtesy of Dangerbird and catch the guys on the road this Spring.
Brooklyn dancepop twosome, Sleigh Bells (Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss), have unveiled the album art and track list for their highly anticipated debut, Treats. Due May 11th via Mom + Pop and N.E.E.T., the record's raucous first single, "Tell 'Em" is currently available as a free download on their newly launched official site.
Run the Heart
Crown On the Ground