Thursday, April 28, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
"Second album Sit Resist (out April 26) mixes a whimsical drizzle of accordions and glockenspiels and brass and banjos and other indie accoutrements with a punchy blast of old fashioned guitar muscle. First taste "Master Of Art" uses the tried-and-true "Be My Baby" beat to slowly drive a reflective song into explosive Florence territory--a powerful blast of belting, bursting jangle-punk." Village Voice
"Laura Stevenson's work is always a little bit strange, a little bit sad, and a lot stellar." The Ruckus
Download and share "Big Sick" with your readership!
"A little jazzy, a little psychedelic, with electronic and synth elements and obscure film clips dotted throughout, it's much more Tribe meets The Books than amphetamine-addled top 40 mash up." RCRD LBL
"...cutting in on break beats, with odd sounds and audio clips you’ll be in the perpetual zone." Ghetto Blaster
"The Portland producer/DJ/visual artist is producing some of our favorite instrumental hip hop of recent memory. Listen." Gimme Tinnitus
"When Drew McIntyre puts on his nom de musique Big Pauper, no genre is safe. Since taking on this guise, McIntyre has laid his unique stamp on downtempo, hip-hop, ambient, and experimental." The Vinyl District
05.13.11 - London, UK @ Inspiral Lounge
05.14.11 - Amsterdamn, Netherlands @ TBA
05.15.11 - Hilversum, Netherlands @ Het Wapen van Hilversum
05.18.11 - Muenster, Germany @ Spec Ops
05.19.11 - Oberhause, Germany @ Drukluft
05.20.11 - Paris, France @ the Gambetta
05.21.11 - Berne, Switzerland @ Raum
05.23.11 - Zurich, Switzerland @ TBA
05.24.11 - Ausburg, Germany @ Schwarezes Schaf
06.22.11 - Eugene, OR @ TBA
06.23.11 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Parish Public
06.24.11 - Fresno, CA @ Bullfrogs
06.25.11 - San Francisco, CA @ Public Works
06.30.11 - Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Today marks the premier of the game Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery for the iPhone and gamers couldn't be more excited as it rapidly ascends the best selling App chart at iTunes. Music fans have reason to rejoice as well, the original soundtrack was created by Toronto's Jim Guthrie (also one half of that wonderful band called Human Highway) and it's an ornate, moody, inspired piece of work that was created specifically for the game. It's out now on vinyl or digital formats at his BandCamp page!
Download and share "Little Furnace" off of Swords & Sworcery with your friends!
"Could this be the iPad's Dark Side of the Moon?" - Douglas Wolk
Head over to RCRD LBL to download the second single off of Laura Stevenson & the Cans new album... Sit Resist out next Tuesday!
"“I was there!” exclaims James Murphy in LCD Soundsystem’s ‘Losing My Edge’, before listing his crucial interventions in the history of rock music. But Phill Brown’s ‘right place and right time’ memoir of his career in the studio reveals a man who really was there. Few people were in the room when ’Sympathy for the Devil’, ‘All Along the Watchtower’ or ‘Stairway to Heaven’ were recorded – and Are We Still Rolling? provides a fascinating background to each of these." Read the rest of the review and interview with Phill Brown at Spike Magazine
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
With the new album imminent, Big Pauper is happy to share his new mix with Six Ton Armor! The blog features exclusive psych mixes from world-renowned deejays, producers and recording artists. It has featured the likes of Odd Nosdam, Wolf People & aside from being an amazing source for free psych music. Big Pauper contributed "At the Movies Vol. 1," a 3o minute mix of obscure and unreleased b-movie/arthouse psych from his personal collection. The mix plays back like a night at the the cinema (complete with trailers) and features everything from suspenseful Ennio Morricone freak-outs to softcore shower scene funk love-ins. Fire up the VCR and grab some popcorn with Big Pauper.
"Got to Let Go" concludes in a big way, with rolling drum thumps underlying Tender Forever's resounding statement to an ex-lover, as Valera sings, "I know I'm not coming back / I'm not erasing this track." Thank goodness." Read the rest and listen in at NPR!
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
The Vinyl District Memphis sat down at Ardent Studios with Brass Bed to record a wonderful little interview and two song set. Downloading the set is highly recommended!