Spin Magazine debuted the next new song from Fergus & Geronimo‘s upcoming album Funky Was the State of Affairs last week. This is one of my favorite jams on the record, and was really fun to record with the second drum part and freaked-out chorus. Spin had a really nice write-up about it here, and Pitchfork picked it up today too. Hardly Art is releasing the record August 7th, so mark your calendars!
Wild Quiet, the new Junk Culture record, is coming out next week (July 31st) on Illegal Art. I’m really amazed at how this record turned out, and I can’t wait for people to hear it. In preparation, Deepak put together this video for the song “Growing Pains”, which debuted last week on Consequence of Sound. Check out what they had to say here, and/or head over to RCRDLBL to download the track.
The new Wiccans album, Field II, is mastered (impeccably by Josh Bonati) and at the presses. In celebration, Katorga Works posted the track “Telepathy” to stream. Also, Wiccans are hitting the road next week – check out their tour dates on their Facebook page.
And Starring debuted a new video for the song “Aphonia” on Ad Hoc yesterday. This is one of my favorite songs on ABCDEFG, the main riff kills…. if you haven’t heard it yet, their new album is sooooo good! Spin gave it 8/10 and calls it “Frothing, Brooklyn-based chamber pot of gloriously skewed neo-classical noise-prog.” Check it out already, man!
I just got back to NYC from Chicago, where I was mixing at Pitchfork Music Festival (for the sixth year straight, whoa). It’s always a pleasure to be working with my old friends and co-workers at the fest, and this year had a lot of solid talent performing. This year I had the pleasure of mixing Dirty Beaches, Thee Oh Sees, The Men, and Liturgy – all bands that have blown me away in the past. Other things that I hadn’t heard before but were awesome: Willis Earl Beal, Danny Brown, and the Field…. I’m sure there were others, but my brain got fried in the heat and the rain!
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